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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 3 more dates until 15 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 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Ali Cook: The Art of Astonishment

Escapology, jaw-dropping Derren Brown-style mind-reading feats, dexterous close-up magic and gross-out pranks.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

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

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 back to top

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

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

The Art of Reduction and the Distillation of Humanity: Whisky Theatre

The Whisky Anorak Light-hearted storytelling incorporating tutored whisky tasting, covering seminal moments of the whisky industry; an abridged point of view with all the usual nonsense – the Whisky Anorak way.

Valvona & Crolla Scottish Foodhall at Jenners, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Aug

Valvona & Crolla Foodhall@Jenners

£15 (£13) / 0131 260 2242

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Valvona & Crolla Foodhall@Jenners

£15 (£13) / 0131 260 2242

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 13 Aug

Valvona & Crolla Foodhall@Jenners

£15 (£13) / 0131 260 2242

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

Ashes Afar

Vanner Collective A couple. A suitcase. A game lost. A memory played. When Aine loses her memory, Mihail constructs a form of therapy to help bring her back. But therapy with the one you love can be a very funny game. What happens when the rules change? Ashes Afar spikes social politics with bitter humour. Watch the…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Mint Studio

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Mint Studio

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Mint Studio

£8 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Festival Join us as we celebrate and launch our 35th Festival Fringe season. Come along for a sneak peek of some of the biggest and most exciting shows we have on offer. Always a sell-out. Age category: PG

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bad Boys: Whisky Theatre

The Whisky Anorak A romp through the bits of the whisky industry that didn't quite go to plan. Light-hearted stories of industrial espionage, anti-heroes and illegal liquor. Surreal tutored whisky tasting done the Whisky Anorak way. Consumption of alcohol during the show

Valvona & Crolla Scottish Foodhall at Jenners, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Valvona & Crolla Foodhall@Jenners

£15 (£13) / 0131 260 2242

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Valvona & Crolla Foodhall@Jenners

£15 (£13) / 0131 260 2242

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ballett Zürich

Ballett Zürich, one of Europe’s leading ensembles, presents a captivating double bill featuring works by their artistic director Christian Spuck and multi-award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor. McGregor’s new work Kairos is a seamless marriage of design and structure set to Max Richter’s celebrated…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 27 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 28 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 29 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Barnum

Forth Children's Theatre After 36 years on the Fringe, this multi award-winning company is back! Forth Children's Theatre is ready to astound, astonish and amaze you with Barnum – the greatest showman on earth. This high-energy musical follows the life of P.T. Barnum and his many adventures to gather acts for his…

Inverleith Church Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£12 (£9) / 07794 144372

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£12 (£9) / 07794 144372

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

£12 (£9) / 07794 144372

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 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

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket

Henry and Bucket live in a world of discarded objects, they're best friends but sometimes they fall out. This play for ages 4+ explores friendship and what it takes to make it work. Presented by Barnstorm Theatre Company.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Wed 13 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Bones

Gritty Theatre Nineteen-year-old Mark knows he has to make a choice that could change things forever, as he is living a life he never signed up for. But how far will he go? This poignant, emotionally charged monologue about a boy trying to find his place in a world that doesn’t want him will chew you up, spit you out…

theSpace @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£5 / 0131 556 0476

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£5 / 0131 556 0476

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 0476

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 Aug

Broken Biscuits

The Lantern Theatre They were more like sisters than best friends until a devastating tragedy shatters both their lives and friendship. Rita's son James took a fatal bullet in Afghanistan saving Maggie's son Paul. With the devastation and overwhelming grief, emotions are high and Maggie is desperate to save the…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Space 1

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Space 1

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Space 1

£10 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

By Hand (A Mano)

Told with hands and clay characters the show follows a small hero and his desire to escape from the window of a pottery shop.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 12 May

Over-6s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

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Colin Cloud: Kills

Cloud returns with a brand new show predicting your behaviour, turning someone into an actual genius and getting away with murder.

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 22 more dates until 30 Aug

The Colours of Kenny Roach

Peppermint Muse Kenny is a Glaswegian artist and lecturer; talented, charismatic and charming. But even his wife cannot save him from the demons that turn his colourful world to black. Projection, music and true-life accounts combine in an authentic portrait of one man’s struggle with his art and battle with addiction…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£11 (£9) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£11 (£9) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£11 (£9) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 29 Aug

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Rebecca Perry Productions Anthropology graduate Joanie Little is stuck working as a barista. Much like Jane Goodall did with chimpanzees, this upbeat Miss studies her available subjects: the customers of her coffeeshop 'jungle'… hilarity ensues! 'Our eyes and ears are locked into Perry's performance!' (NY Stage Buddy).

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

Dean Martin and Friends (Christmas Special)

Kingdom Theatre Company In this new Fringe premiere we join Dean Martin as he records his Christmas TV Special. You are invited to experience the excitement of the TV studio with the production crew, vintage cameras, the live announcer, the nervous dancers and Dino introducing Frank Sinatra and star guests as they…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Dearly Beloved

Lemon Squeeze Productions A single mother, a businessman and a 14-year-old girl find themselves trapped together in a mysterious room. Brought together by unknown persons, Lacey, Peter and Abbie have nothing in common except a desire to escape. Each of them has questions, but can this unlikely trio work together to…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£5 (£4) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£5 (£4) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

£7.50 (£5) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug back to top