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Inheritance Blues

DugOut Theatre Back by popular demand, DugOut Theatre return with their award-winning, Fringe favourite Inheritance Blues. A comedy about decade old rivalries, heavy drinking, familial debt and a blues cover band. Join this exciting young company for a night of laugh out loud comedy, consummate storytelling and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

One Man Lord of The Rings

Creator of the successful One Man Star Wars trilogy returns with this imaginative quick-fire adaptation of the Tolkien classic.

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

One

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

One

£16

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

One

£16

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 25 Aug

The Tulip Tree- The Love Story of J Enoch Powell

Oriel Theatre Company Enoch Powell is regarded alongside Margaret Thatcher as the most divisive figure in modern British politics. But the event that defined the second half of his life had nothing to do with politics; it was a love affair that Powell, even in his eighties, referred to as the turning point of his life.

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St

£10 (£8.50) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

15% of The Seagull

Mayer and Martin One serious actor, one flippant amateur, one classic Chekhovian drama and a very naughty seagull, equal one hilarious and touching theatrical comedy. Flying in via Brighton and Camden Fringes, this comedy two-hander follows one star-struck woman’s attempt to produce, direct and star in her own…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama students from Fife College Relive the angst of young unrequited love, the nerves of amateur actors who have to perform for the Duke or risk being hanged, and the mischief and mayhem caused by the fairies. Be carried away to a woodland full of magic where anything could happen…

Edinburgh Elim

Tue 19 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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A Split Decision

Keir McAllister An established marriage on the verge of divorce, but could seeking some professional intervention bring resolve for either party? Inspired by Marriage Guidance by Stanley Odd and written in verse, McAllister's new satirical comedy examines a dysfunctional relationship facing a vital decision that will…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Addams Family

An original musical story involving the well-known characters of Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, Wednesday and Pugsley. With powerful chorus numbers and witty jokes intertwined with incredibly catchy songs.

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

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Alba - A New Scottish Musical

Finn Anderson Productions An exhilarating, heartwarming story of a young man whose reluctant return to rural Scotland sparks an emotional rollercoaster of self discovery, triggering him to rekindle his love for his home country and its people. Infused with traditional Scottish influences, the original score is…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Grand Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Grand Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Grand Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 23 Aug

Alex Meixner

Grammy Award nominee Alex Meixner presents debut Fringe show, bringing a unique mix of accordion and trumpet, fusing together high energy, original songs with a collective mix of rock'n'roll classics and traditional folk music – all with a unexpected twist! Reflecting his diversity, Alex Meixner has more than 50…

SpaceCabaret @ 54, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 19 Aug

Alex the Mind Reader

Alex McAleer / Free Festival Mentalist, mind-magician or psychological-illusionist - call him what you will, Alex McAleer reads minds. This is contemporary mentalism at its best, combining a sharp wit with 'uncanny powers of prediction' (ThisIsCabaret.com). Alex reveals strangers' secrets, demonstrates why you should…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The classic tale of young Alice and her magical wonderland adventures, brought to life with puppets and exciting characters.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Amy K

North London Collegiate School An ordinary day, any ordinary girl. Like Kafka’s Josef K, Amy wakes one morning to find the pressures and expectations of living in a society where one is constantly observed and appraised a little too much to stomach. From the early morning roar of the alarm clock to the threatening…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Space 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Space 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Space 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

An Audience With Shurl

Dramatic Change ‘A true diamond of Prague Fringe 2013 - a gripping and unexpected highlight!’ (Fragility Theatre). Nominated for an Outstanding Performance Award at the Czech Festival. ‘Storytelling at its very best’ ★★★★ (Edfringereview.com). It is ‘sad and sweet and beautiful…gorgeously plotted…a voice redolent of…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Zone Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 23 Aug

An Extraordinary Light

Play about the life of Rosalind Franklin who played a key part in the discovery of DNA's structure.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£6 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

Back Door

The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company Inspired by Hitchcock's Rear Window, Back Door is the story of Tabitha Montgomery, a ballsy British reporter who has recently broken her leg, and John, her American houseboy, who discover that the new neighbour across the courtyard is filmmaker/dancer/performance-artiste Violette, a…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Bal Moderne

A dance film event with archival footage and live music inspired by the songs and dances of wartime Europe. The audience is invited to dress up in period clothes and join in the dancing (no experience of rhythm necessary).

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 16 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Baron Sternlook’s Big Naughty Improv Musical

Baron Sternlook Productions James Lovelock (Showstopper, Music Box) and his herd of improvisers bring you the biggest, most chaotic and silliest musicals ever never written, all from your very own suggestions. ‘This quality of performance, which is rarely assured within improvised performance, is a breath of fresh air…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio Theatre

£6.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Belfast Boy

A story based on real events. Martin an aspiring dancer has to flee Belfast during the troubles in the 1970s with his family. Sent to England via boat we see how Martin copes with his sexuality, tragedy and his family.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies

'I have two Oscars, not one but two'. Bdafs is a powerful one-woman show which takes place on the eve of the 1939 Academy Awards. Davis, upon finding out she will lose the Oscar to Vivien Leigh, leaves the ceremony and begins a journey through her memories. A piercing insight into the struggle of an actress who…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Blood Brothers

Lambrook Theatre 'Did you hear the story of the Johnson twins? As like each other as bright new pins'. Lambrook Theatre's sparkling production of the original stage version of Willy Russell's classic tale will make you laugh and cry. Opportunities are limited for young Mickey, but his twin brother, separated at birth…

theSpace @ Venue45, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Venue 45

£7.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Venue 45

£7.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Venue 45

£7.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 15 Aug back to top

Bonded by Blood

3B theatre Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are two of the most infamous and taboo criminals of the last century. This dark new musical explores the mentality behind their horrendous acts and why and how this could have happened. Whilst deeply shocked and repulsed in researching this subject two generations on, Alana…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

Boxman

Ruaraidh Murray Nobody puts Boxman in the corner! A new dark comedy from the creator of the critically acclaimed shows Big Sean, Mikey and Me and Bath Time: 'Quentin Tarantino meets Irvine Welsh. Very funny' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Firecracker of a show' ★★★★ (Herald). 'Murray's bravura performance' ★★★★ (Metro). 'Must see!…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Brave Macbeth

Captivate Drama Brave Macbeth returns to the Fringe following a five-star run in 2013. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare's stories and language, Brave Macbeth has it all, witches, sword fights, catchy tunes, witty script and men in kilts! ‘Billed as a show for children, but definitely fantastically entertaining…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Burton

Miles Productions Winner – Best International Show, Hollywood Fringe 2010. Vividly presenting the life of the great Welsh actor from humble beginnings to Hollywood megastar. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious…

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Baillie Room

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 23 Aug

Casting the Runes

Box Tale Soup You're invited to the edge of your seat, into the darkest corners of the night. Award-winning Box Tale Soup present their chilling new show. Our advice? Don't come alone… ‘All my senses are undone, I shudder at the awful truth and the hot breath of the demon at my back.’ A new adaptation of M.R. James…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 1

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug back to top