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Into the Woods

The Talentz Musical Theatre Company Direct from the West End of Kent, The Talentz Musical Theatre Company brings this fresh interpretation of Sondheim's spellbinding musical. Staged with a live band, this dark tale brings together the brightest young talents from across the South East.

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Bullet in the Brain

Taipei American School Bullet in the Brain is a devised play from the short story of the same name by Tobias Wolff. It is the story of a man named Anders, a book critic, who experiences one final memory after being shot in the head during a bank robbery. The action on stage, accompanied by projected images, transitions…

SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

The Edibles

A multi-sensory show full of magical ingredients. Three bakers are creating a specially ordered cake when a hungry mouse sneaks in and causes havoc. Ages 3–7.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 12 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 17 May

The Flying Ship

Popinjay Productions A long time ago, somewhere in Russia, a decree was issued from the palace: ‘The hand of the Tsar’s daughter to the first man to bring his Royal Highness a flying ship.’ Peter's a poor boy who chops wood for a living. When his foolish brothers see their chance for fame and fortune they take to the…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Jade Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Jade Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Jade Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

H.M.S. Pinafore

Scottish Opera Richard Egarr Conductor John Mark Ainsley Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. Andrew Foster-Williams Captain Corcoran Toby Spence Ralph Rackstraw Elizabeth Watts Josephine Hilary Summers Little Buttercup Kitty Whately Hebe Neal Davies Dick Deadeye Gavan Ring Bill Bobstay Barnaby…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Accidentally on Purpose Productions Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. Accidentally on Purpose Productions returns for their third year, presenting I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. This hilarious musical comedy…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Lanark

A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn’t know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark. This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray’s seminal work takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from post-war Glasgow School of…

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 24 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 25 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 5 more dates until 31 Aug

Rosie's Magic Horse

Peaceful Lion Productions If an ice lolly stick can dream of being a horse, what magic might follow? A fantastic story based on the book by Russell Hoban and mischievously illustrated by Quentin Blake. A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief, this is the perfect treat for…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

The 229 is Never on Time

Z Theatre Company Time is the only thing we can't control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there's nothing worse than being late right? Contains strong language. Age category: 16+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 20 Aug

887

Legendary director, playwright and ‘visual wizard’ (New York Times), Robert Lepage returns to Edinburgh to perform the European premiere of his new work. While Lepage continues to pioneer the use of technology, his work is imbued with an intimacy and humanity that few can match. 887 is a riveting foray into the world…

EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 14 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 15 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 7 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

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

Adam Long's Dickens Abridged

Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd By Adam Long (co-founder of The Reduced Shakespeare Company), Dickens Abridged is a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' greatest hits, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations (complete with flaming bride), David Copperfield, Bleak House in less than 60 seconds, A Tale of Two Cities…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

A+E

Hounded Robyn fell, now we're here. That's the facts.' We all want to run away from something. At the end of a long party three girls wait in accident and emergency for answers, time ticking by and questions spilling out. Two people meet in a wasteland, sharing thoughts that no one else understands. One will fall in…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

After Freedom: New Rhythms of Soweto

Morgan Njobo Told through the story of a young male character, Sphiwe, this musical takes the audience through the ups and downs of youth life in Soweto. The township of Soweto, where old and new generations intertwine through rhythm and dance, is creating a new vibe. A new generation is bridging the gaps between…

Central Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Auditorium at Central Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 229 2921

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Auditorium at Central Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 229 2921

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Auditorium at Central Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 229 2921

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

After We Danced

NoLogo Productions Fran and Finn met in 1952. He had just completed his national service, she was living with her overly protective father. They spent one glorious summer together then never saw each other again. Sixty years later they are getting married. What are the secrets that kept them apart? NoLogo Productions…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 3

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 3

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 3

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

The Alice Effect

The Rabbit Hole Theatre Company UK Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic, The Alice Effect takes you on a trip down the rabbit hole to a different Wonderland with some familiar faces. Who does Alice find herself with? Whose side are they on? Watch as the Alice Effect takes hold and Alice begins to question the nature of…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 Aug

All the Nice Girls

Behind the Lines In 1920s London, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney have an on and off stage partnership, singing popular love songs of the day to each other in West End revues and living together openly. At the same time Ella Shields’ music hall act is in decline. All the Nice Girls imagines her reaction to the younger…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

International 4

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

International 4

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 4

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

Allie

Ruaraidh Murray Revenge is best served radge! A new dark comedy from the creator of critically acclaimed shows Big Sean, Mikey and Me, Bath Time and Boxman. 'Quentin Tarantino meets Irvine Welsh. Very funny' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Firecracker of a show' ★★★★ (Herald). 'Murray's bravura performance' ★★★★ (Metro).

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Billiard Room

£6.50 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Billiard Room

£6.50 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Billiard Room

£6.50 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

All's Well That Ends Well

YAT Helena is in love… Bertram is indifferent… And so begins one of theatre's greatest romances. Shakespeare offers a masterclass in the comic study of romantic ambition and class distinction as Helena eloquently plots and conspires using intelligence, resourcefulness and feminine wiles! All's Well That Ends Well shows…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

The Alphabet Girl

Moxie Under Fire Fringe First winner 2010 with Bare, Renny Krupinski returns with Manchester Theatre Awards Best Fringe Performance and Edinburgh Festival Dark Chat Best Actress nominee Kaitlin Howard as The Alphabet Girl. A predatory grannie, a good-at-parties mother, a shed-load of spineless male role-models and the…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

…and This is My Friend Mr Laurel

KPS Productions and The Finishing Touch Company Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M'Lord) returns in his sell-out one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy, the show takes place during Laurel's visit to the dying man. Recounting their past…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Upstairs

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Upstairs

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Upstairs

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Angry

The Pub Corner Poets Seven of those angry youths that you've been hearing about on the news have stopped drinking and whining long enough to build something they can actually be proud of. Are you angry? Come and watch a bunch of twenty-somethings in their pants, as they punch drums and each other to prove some sort of…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

International 4

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

International 4

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

International 4

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 23 Aug

Anthems – Broadway Showstoppers

Edinburgh Music Theatre An evening of musical theatre classics brought to you by some of Edinburgh’s finest vocal talent. Live music, stunning harmonies and a selection of the greatest hits from the Broadway stage. Don’t miss it!

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Wed 12 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 13 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Antigone

Ivo van Hove directs a stellar cast including Juliette Binoche, Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O’Kane and Kathryn Pogson in Anne Carson’s striking new translation of Sophokles’s great tragedy. Binoche plays Antigone, a Theban noblewoman whose brother is deemed a traitor after…

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 8 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 9 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

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.

Mon 10 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug back to top