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Dr Bunhead's Exploding Easter Egg Show

Join Dr Bunhead for some serious Easter action with rainbow foam fountains, an Easter egg explosion and a bunny bazooka. Ages 7+.

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 11 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Elective Affinities

Save World Art and Worcester Productions Alice Hauptmann (Helena de Crespo) invites you, her acquaintances, to tea in this one-woman play by American playwright David Adjmi. Dazzlingly portrayed by Helena de Crespo, Alice reveals a furious intolerance and alarming myopia on social issues and how wealth has isolated…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Back Room

£8 (£6) / 0131 668 2019

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Back Room

£8 (£6) / 0131 668 2019

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Back Room

£8 (£6) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Rent

New Horizons Theatre Company Join New Horizons for their debut production of Rent. Set at the turn of the century, Rent is a moving and powerful story of a group of young bohemians, all struggling to create and survive during the rise of a mysterious and deadly disease – AIDS. Rent was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

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

3 Bears

The three bears and Goldilocks cook up a wonderful porridge recipe in this sticky adventure. Presented by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for ages 3–7.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

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

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 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

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

Avenue Q

Viva Touring Company Award-winning Viva Touring are back for their eighth year, this time with Avenue Q. Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighbourhood in his price range is Avenue Q. Still, the neighbours seem…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

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.

The Bench

Z Theatre Company The north of England. A bench as old as anyone can remember. Join the current inhabitant Ducky, as she takes you on an alcoholic journey through the stories of love and heartbreak that her home has seen. Contains strong language. Age category: 14+

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 back to top

Beyond Expectations

Untold Theatre Combining puppetry, music and striking digital projections, Beyond Expectations explores themes of love, revenge and destiny. This innovative production re-imagines Charles Dickens' beloved novel Great Expectations, recounting events from the perspective of Estella. We follow her story from its…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£4 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£4 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Hall

£4 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 15 Aug

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

Mon 11 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Tue 12 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Bounce

Lou Brodie and Platform present a non stop physical performance inside a bespoke bouncy inflatable. Suitable for ages 5–8.

Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Fri 15 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sat 16 May

£12.01 (£8.21) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sun 17 May

£12.01 (£8.21) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

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 back to top

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

Mon 11 May

Over-6s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Tue 12 May

Over-6s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

Over-6s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Closing Time

Wag the Tale Productions In this play about a pub, in the pub, the audience catch a glimpse of the last days of its existence. It focuses on the lives that exist within it, including landlord Johnny, his returning, heroin-addicted son, his God-fearing, vodka-loving, interfering sister in law, his confidante and cleaner…

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Wag The Tale

Free / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Wag The Tale

Free / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

Wag The Tale

Free / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 21 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

Dendritical

ChristyAnn Brown ChristyAnn Brown explores the heart of all things in Dendritical, come have a heart-to-heart. An intermedia event in spoken text, movement, and video. Age category: 14+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Theatre 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Theatre 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Theatre 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

Adaptable Theatre This rarely performed Charles Dickens masterpiece makes a welcome return to the Fringe. Bringing together pathos, melodrama and humour, the audience is taken on an unforgettable journey following the life of Doctor Marigold, a Victorian salesman, as he travels throughout the country hawking goods from…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug back to top