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Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales: Little Red Cap

Fourth Monkey ‘Outstanding’ ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). ‘It was perfect’ ★★★★★ (EdinburghGuide.com). Where are you going so early, Little Red Cap? The second play in multi award-nominated Fourth Monkey's Grimm Tales season at this year's Fringe continues with this darkly reimagined telling of the Little Red Cap story. A…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

Islands

Caroline Horton & Co, China Plate and the Bush Theatre Islands – an obscene, ink-black comedy about tax havens, greed and the few who have it all. Olivier nominee Caroline Horton (Chrissy, Mess, Penelope Retold) and her foul ensemble plunge us into a monstrous world where no-one has to pay… for anything. Islands…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

The Dissection Room

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

The Dissection Room

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 29 Aug

17 Border Crossings

Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental in association with Aurora Nova 'Brilliant and evocative' (Westword.com). Award-winning director, actor and designer Thaddeus Phillips takes you to the frontiers of Brazil, Serbia, Cuba, Bali, Israel, Colombia, Jordan, and Mexico in a dramatic, visual and surreal examination of…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Old Lab

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Old Lab

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Old Lab

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

64 Squares

Rhum and Clay Theatre Company 'You might have noticed there are four of me. Don't worry. You'll get used to it. I have.' 1939. B wants to tell you about how he ended up on a cruise ship, playing chess against the current world chess champion. He wants to tell you all about his life and the choices he's made. The…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Big Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Big Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Big Belly

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

The Absence Of

Plexus Theatre Company Do you feel there was anything missing between you and your parents? The Absence Of is the first piece of work created by eight BRIT School theatre students: Plexus Theatre Company. This work shows a new and sophisticated teenage opinion yet to be heard. The Absence Of explores the relationship…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug back to top

Antigone on Antigone

Theandric TeatroNonviolento The show is a rite of transformation in which the conflict is brought to its tragic consequences. Directly extracted from Sophocles Antigone, the story is narrated following the original plot, but with simplified dialogue: introduction of pauses aim to help the physical and emotional…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

Antiwords

Spitfire Company in association with Aurora Nova Internationally acclaimed performance from Herald Angel Award winner Spitfire Company influenced by the works of Václav Havel, especially his play Audience and its legendary film adaptation. What happens when a brewer and a persecuted politician, alter ego of Václav…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 30 Aug

Around the World in 80 Days

Curious Grin Productions in association with Oxford University Dramatic Society Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Danger, romance and surprises abound in this rollicking rambunctious romp around the world. Mark Brown's reinvention of Jules Verne's timeless classic sees Victorian eccentric Phileas…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

B-Orders

Palestinian Circus Company in association with Aurora Nova A stunning contemporary circus and dance performance by Ashtar Muallem and Fadi Zmorrod featuring the absence of freedom and the desire to escape the multitude of codes, orders and borders dominating the Palestinian society. A poetic search for inner peace and…

Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

The Beauty

£9

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Beauty

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Beauty

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Beard: The Grin of Love

The Invisible Dot Ltd. / PBH's Free Fringe Innovative and playful, the brand new two-part sketch group Beard weave joyful, bizarre and enthralling comedy. Part romance, part nightmare, part darkly intimate experience, The Grin of Love is the latest offering from these masters of tension and surprise. ‘Completely…

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Performance Space

Free / 0131 225 1757

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Performance Space

Free / 0131 225 1757

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Performance Space

Free / 0131 225 1757

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

BLAM!

Kristján Ingimarsson / Neander The runaway hit of 2013 returns! ‘Just saw BLAM! One of the greatest, most exciting and brilliant shows I have ever seen’ (Ricky Gervais). In this hilarious and explosive show where ordinary life is put through the shredder, a tedious workplace is transformed into a world of superheroes…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

Blind Man's Song

Theatre Re After a sell-out run at the 2015 London International Mime Festival, Theatre Re (The Gambler, The Little Soldiers) presents a wordless tale about the power of imagination that blends together physical theatre, mime, sounds, illusions and a beautifully lyrical live musical score. 'Superb … like a Samuel…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

KingDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

KingDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

KingDome

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Boxed In

Portmanteau Blue, Action Man and boxing it in. Pink, Barbies and being boxed in… Fringe First Award nominees Portmanteau present their new show Boxed In. As their parents are moving out, a brother and sister unpack their childhood memories and rediscover the journey that shaped them into the man and woman they are…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Bruce

Underbelly Productions and The Last Great Hunt The creators of award-winning international smash hits The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik and It's Dark Outside are back with a new lo-fi puppetry spectacular that bends time and melts your heart. Keeping you at the edge of your seat, Bruce will sweep you away on an adventure…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Belly Button

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Belly Button

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Belly Button

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Butoh Medea

Live Arts Collaboration, Inc. / Ren Gyo Soh Using the Japanese dance form butoh and an adapted text, Yokko brings the spirit of Medea alive. This fusion of eastern dance and western drama invites the audience inside Medea’s dark and desperate struggle. Trapped in the underworld, she is forever cursed to relive her…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

The Annexe

£5 / 0131 510 0022

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Annexe

£5 / 0131 510 0022

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

The Annexe

£8 (£6) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

Card Ninja

Javier Jarquin Back due to popular demand, multi award-winning comedian Javier Jarquin returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Card Ninja, a riotous and dazzling display of comedy and card stunts. Following his journey from mild mannered card player to silent assassin using playing cards as weapons, Card Ninja is…

Sin Club & Lounge, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Sin Main Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Sin Main Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Sin Main Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

CELL

Smoking Apples and Dogfish After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime… and so does his pet fish. He rushes to experience the world, from the markets of Lille to the romance of Venice. Humorous, heart-warming and uplifting, CELL features charming puppetry, physical theatre and…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Belly Button

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Belly Button

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Belly Button

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Centred: A One Clown Comedy About Stuff

Attic Erratic (Australia) Attention customers: the store will be closing in five minutes. Please collect your valuables and loved ones and make your way to the nearest exit. The store will not be held responsible for anyone left here overnight. What would you do? With no one to talk to? A charming physical comedy about…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

main theatre

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

main theatre

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

main theatre

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth

Theater Margot (Korea) International award-winning physical theatre company from South Korea put their own avant-garde stamp on Chekhov's classic. Hopelessly in debt, the Gayev family are forced to sell their beloved estate, and see the cherry orchard cut down. Visual and compelling 21st-century take on the story of…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

studio 3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

studio 3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

studio 3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Cleansed

Fear No Colours Sarah Kane's darkly passionate play turns the heart into a torture camp where losing love is a fate worse than death. And this love is the most violent thing in the world. Loss of love is the loss of self, and anything may be endured to avoid that. In a torture institution of the heart, the…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

studio 1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

studio 1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

studio 1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

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

Corium

Accidentally on Purpose Productions ‘You are the sky and you hold all of me in. You hold all of me in and you keep me living.’ Accidentally On Purpose Productions present a new piece of physical theatre about love, regret and longing. Two couples. Two troubled marriages and a missed opportunity. When four friends are…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Dan Lees Life's weightier questions are thoroughly demolished in Dan Lees' Brainchild, an award-winning physical comedy that veers from the profound to the ridiculous. A host of bizarre characters explore the futility of our existence, from a cheese-loving Pope to a lonely cowboy with only a goldfish for a friend.

Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Daisy

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Daisy

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Daisy

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Dark Side of the Mime

Takomo An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. Its raunchy humour will take you by surprise. Actor and mime artist Marc Gassot is joined by his accompanist Karl Sinkkonen, to bring you this multi award-winning late night physical show. Are you bold enough to enter the Dark…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Central

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Death by Shakespeare

Hurly Burly A chorus of bawdy spirits lead you through this physically dynamic amalgamation of Shakespeare’s finest death scenes, which fuse together familiar characters and scenes to create a fresh look at the Bard’s beautiful words. Death by Shakespeare enjoyed a very successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£7 (£6) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£7 (£6) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£8 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 Aug back to top