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Assembly Gala Press Launch

Assembly Join us as we celebrate and launch our 34th Festival Fringe season. Get in quick for a sneak peak of some of the biggest and most exciting shows we have on offer this summer. Always a sell-out! Age category: 14+

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Main Hall

£13 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Biding Time (remix)

A multimedia piece telling the story of a female musician looking to make it big in the music industry, brought to the stage by a collaboration between Grid Iron's Ben Harrison, musician Louise Quinn and others.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

The Dissection Room

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Dissection Room

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

The Dissection Room

£12 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 23 Aug

Divallusion with Christina Bianco and Velma Celli

Christina Bianco and Ian Stroughair YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli present a selection of your favourite pop divas in 60 minutes. Through humour, versatile vocals and impressions they'll honour these timeless divas, presenting familiar hits in ways you're unlikely to have seen or heard…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 21 Aug

Inala

A mix of Western ballet and traditional Zulu song and dance with live music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 10 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 11 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 12 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Lynn Ruth Miller: Not Dead Yet

Lynn Ruth Miller (USA) Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 years old. She's lived a lot and nearly died a few times too. She's faced massive fears and eaten a lot of last suppers, from discharging herself from hospital after being given two weeks to live, to starting stand-up comedy at 71. The 2013 TO&ST Award winner guides us…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 5

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 5

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 5

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

My Name is Saoirse

Sunday's Child A new play from the award-winning Sunday’s Child following the journey into adolescence of a young girl growing up in rural Ireland in 1987. Her name is Saoirse. It means freedom. Her best friend Siobhán has a glorious fountain of ginger hair and an arse so big it distracts all the men at mass. Saoirse…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 19 Aug

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 23 Aug

Outings

Seabright Productions - Festival Highlights Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Daley's did. But for whoever's saying 'I'm gay', it's a life-changing moment. This premiere explores true-life stories with a rotating cast of star actors and comedians - visit www.OutingsTheShow.com for details.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Oz And The Space Pirates

Professional interactive theatre where kids come onstage throughout the show. Ages 5–12.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfight

Rubberbandits Direct from Limerick! The plastic bag wearing music/comedy duo bring their brand new musical straight from its critically acclaimed, sold out London season. Continental Fistfight is packed with dazzling new songs, great big hits and at least one puppet. 'Leaves you growling for more' ★★★★ (Metro). 'A…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Nightclub

£6 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Nightclub

£6 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Nightclub

£6 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Sochi 2014

FULLfuse Theatre / The King's Head Theatre Sochi 2014 explores the homophobia, persecution and human rights issues surrounding this year's Olympics. Dubbed London's first rapid response theatre production, the play uses verbatim testimony from a wide spectrum of key players in the Russian gay rights debate, depicting…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Bunker One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bunker One

£9 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Bunker One

£9 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 21 Aug back to top

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

White Room Theatre Wake up and smell the coffee! Come and be welcomed by our friendly cast and enjoy a fresh good morning Edinburgh theatre experience! Three all new rotating menus (why not book all three!) of funny, charming, stimulating ten-minute international plays, all served up with hot coffee, fresh croissant…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

The Blazers

Pomo Idealistic students Milton, Sinclair and Will want to contribute to society. After much pretentious discussion they decide the most original way to do so is by creating a shortcut or desire line; those dirt tracks you see across grass areas where people have cut across. However, they discover the only place left…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Theatre 2

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Theatre 2

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Theatre 2

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 23 Aug

The City

The city's asleep. A stray cat cries. A drawing of a man on the pavement. And a body inside … Humphrey Bogart meets Jay-Z in this contemporary and darkly comic hip hop fable, performed entirely in rap. A mesmerising musical tale of vanity, lust and murder. Joe is a private detective in a corrupt and decaying city. A…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Cow Barn

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Cow Barn

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cow Barn

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

The Factory

New Zealand Season | Kila Kokonut Krew A big-hearted musical with all the soul of the South Pacific. Promised a better life in New Zealand, Losa and her father arrive from Samoa harbouring big dreams but end up working in a textile factory run by an unscrupulous owner. Each time the factory bell rings she feels further…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£16.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

The Magic Quest

Theatre Alba Someone wants to stop the bairns from playing and having fun in the beautiful gardens. Join the magical and mythical folk who live there and want to stop them. You can help by searching for clues, singing songs and having fun on the way. An outdoor promenade play with live music in simple Scots. For ages 4…

Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

The Garden

£6 / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

The Garden

£6 / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

The Garden

£6 / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 10 Aug back to top

The Secret Collector

Byteback Theatre ‘There are two kinds of secrets. The ones we keep from others and the ones we keep from ourselves’ (Frank Warren). Jack is a collector, but not of antiques, buttons or stamps… Jack is a collector of secrets. Fascinated by people’s happiness, excitement, darkness and shame, Jack begins a journey to…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

£7 (£5)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Upstairs

£7 (£5)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Upstairs

£7 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Upstairs

£7 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Villains, the Vote and the Black, Black Oil

Caught Red-Handed Scottish comedy, live music, excessive Donald Trump-ing – what could possibly go wrong? This sequel to 7:84 Scotland’s The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil, explores three harrowing tales of capitalism’s effect on Scotland from the past forty years. Caught Red-Handed present The Villains…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

International 2

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 24 Aug

Violetta's Last Tango

Latin Rediscovery An ageing singer in a Buenos Aires cabaret, Violetta refuses to let illness overcome her as she sings her impassioned tango songs each night for her clients. After a chance encounter in the street, she is overwhelmed by vivid memories of desire, jealousy, and her great lost love. Immersing herself in…

Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 222 9930

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 222 9930

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 222 9930

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 17 Aug

X and Y

Black Dingo Productions 'I always say if you can’t convince them, confuse them!' X and Y is a new play based on verbatim testimonies. It follows the journey of Natalie, a Glaswegian transgendered woman, from the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh to Glasgow 2014. Her story is compared to the experiences of other LGBT…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Thu 7 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Fri 8 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 7 more dates until 24 Aug

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 6 more dates until 19 Aug

18b

Nottingham New Theatre Held in prison without trial for six weeks, three women await interrogation. This isn’t Germany. This isn’t Russia. This is England. Exploring the little known wartime defence regulation that arguably undermined the democracy of Churchill’s Britain, 18b exposes moral questions over a period of…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Monkey House

£8 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Monkey House

£8 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Monkey House

£8 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

21 Things You Should Know About Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor

DeCo. Productions He’s admitted to smoking crack. He’s been drunk in public. He’s the mayor of Toronto and his supporters adore him. But when one woman’s passionate defence of the world’s most scandalous politician goes horribly (and hilariously) wrong, will her faith waver? Toronto Fringe Festival favourites DeCo.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

International 2

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

International 2

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

International 2

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Rock Musical

Infinity Repertory Theatre (New York) Shakespearean comedy with a rock'n'roll twist. Fickle teenage love, magic and comedy in this modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic. The Mayor's re-election, Hermia loves Lysander, Dmitri loves Hermia, Helena loves Dmitri. Bottom and The Crew search for the lost Hermia.

C, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

+3

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

+3

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 16 Aug

The Addams Family

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Alice

Fourth Monkey Theatre Company ‘It was perfect’ ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Guide). ‘Frankly wonderful’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? But if I'm not the same, the next question is "Who in the world am I?”’ (Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Venue

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Venue

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Venue

£14 (£12) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 23 Aug

At the Illusionist's Table

Rogue Compass Productions Objects float. Whisky materialises. Dreams are revealed. At The Illusionist's Table makes a spectacular return, after a sell out 2013 Fringe run. Set at the exclusive Scotch Malt Whisky Society, illusionist Scott Smith hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven…

The Dining Room, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

North View

£59 / 0131 220 2044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

North View

£59 / 0131 220 2044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

North View

£59 / 0131 220 2044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 22 Aug back to top