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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Interactive Theatre International Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve more of their trademark mayhem alongside a three course meal in this ‘must-see event’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info). In true Faulty fashion, the fun starts as you wait to be seated and then hurtles along for two hours filled with all the best gags.

B'est, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

Bound & Gagged Comedy 'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic. Join wit and word-meister, former MP and star of Just A Minute, One Show, QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Countdown on an…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Best of the Fest

Assembly The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This Festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight. Stellar line-ups listed daily at www.assemblyfestival.com. Recent years featured the likes of Dylan Moran, Jimmy Carr, Adam Hills, Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan, Chris…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 30 Aug

Bruce & Walker with Fraser Bruce and Moe Walker

Bruce & Walker Fringe sell-out show 2014! ‘…wonderful rhythm and lyrics allied to some of the most listenable voices on offer today…’ (Irish Music Magazine). Two of Scotland's finest singer-songwriters are back! Ian Bruce and Ian Walker are powerful solo performers with over 30 albums between them. Their duo…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dick Gaughan

The only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement award by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and induction into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame, Gaughan returns for his annual hometown solo Fringe appearance. 'One of the five or six great voices of our time.' (John Peel). 'How music from the gut really…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Big Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Big Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Jimeoin: Yeehaa!

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£8.50 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£10 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£12.50 (£10) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Absolute Improv!

To Be Continued… Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 2-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (à la Whose Line is it Anyway?) - so be sure to arrive ready to shout out odd and wonderful ideas, and…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

Barluath

A diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band who embrace both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. The band consists of five young musicians who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Barluath were also winners of a prestigious Danny Kyle Open Stage…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms BuskingBrahms sings art song melodies from great classical and traditional composers and poets of the 18-20th centuries and beyond. Art song is the relationship between music and the written or spoken word, where each is of equal importance to the other.

SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Edinburgh Ceilidhs With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning! Fringe groups welcome. Good exercise, great fun.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Claude Bourbon Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Experience an evening of exploration in the unique…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Back Room

£10 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Close Up

Underbelly Productions and Circa How close do you want to be? Four extraordinary circus artists. Acrobatic mastery at its most extreme. Circa, the company behind five-star productions Beyond and multi award-winning Wunderkammer, challenge everything you’ve thought about circus as they wrench back the curtain and bring…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

The David Latto Band

The David Latto Band bring their brand of celtic-tinged Americana to AMC@St Bride's and the Fringe for the first time. This will almost be a hometown gig for the Fife band who have toured across the UK and Europe winning over many, many fans with their unique sound. ‘Latto evinces an ability to tap into the melodic and…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

21st Century Blues Legends 'Boogie-woogie. John Hunt… slide-guitar master… DIY explosion' ★★★★ (Scotsman). John's Fifth Fringe, following 40 full-house Fringe concerts. 'Hunt has mojo, a funky version of Got You Under my Skin’ ★★★★ (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Fantastic gig, understated and cool' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Main Floor

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Floor

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

Main Floor

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 29 Aug

Secret Honour

Bootcamp Theatre 'Remarkable' (Press). Sequestered in his home, disgraced President Richard Milhous Nixon arms himself with a bottle of scotch and a gun to record memoirs that no one will hear. He is surrounded by the silent portraits of his demons, as he resurrects his past in a passionate attempt to defend himself…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 2

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 Aug

Supertown

Sidgwick and Sanders Hot on the heels of its successful run of previews in Leeds in 2014 comes Supertown, the must-see brand new comedy musical! Set in Supertown, a town full of superheroes, one ordinary man sets out to prove that the town's favourite hero Thunderman may not be all that he seems and that ultimately you…

theSpace @ Venue45, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Venue 45

£5 / 0845 508 8378

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Venue 45

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Venue 45

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 29 Aug

The Trial of Hermann Ethé

Louche Theatre It's 1914 and Professor Hermann Ethé and his wife are living a happy, bohemian life in Aberystwyth. But as the First World War unfolds tragically in Europe, fear and panic take hold at home. Whipped up into a frenzy of hatred and prejudice, a violent mob decides that this German academic and his…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug