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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

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.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 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

Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its eighth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy, cabaret and entertainment, hosted by Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene. Previous guests have included: Adam Hills, Jason…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 7 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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 back to top

Kevin McMahon: Quantum Magic

A fusion of state-of-the-art magic and science. Understand Quantum Physics in four minutes, have your thoughts projected into reality and witness an impossible levitation from just inches away.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Billiard Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Billiard Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Billiard Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Mafia? & Western?

The Sleeping Trees present surreal parodies of gangster and western films.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 22 Aug

Noises Off

Edinburgh Theatre Arts The hilarious classic theatre comedy from renowned author and playwright Michael Frayn. We travel with a touring theatre company as they begin performing their archetypal farce, Nothing On, in Weston-super-Mare. Has the set been put up correctly? Have the actors rehearsed enough? What happens to…

St Ninian's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 22 Aug

Sylvie Guillem – Life in Progress

Hailed as one of the greatest dancers of her generation, Sylvie Guillem embarks on her final world tour, in a programme that features new works by Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant and existing creations by Mats Ek and William Forsythe. Guillem began training at the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1977, and in 1981 joined…

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 8 Aug

£14 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 9 Aug

£14 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 10 Aug

£14 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International 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 23 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

Back to Blackbrick

Patch of Blue with Renegade Theatre and Tel-One Productions Cosmo keeps a promise to grandad to go to Blackbrick, and finds a forgotten corner of a distant past, one that his grandad has, strangely never really talked about. Here friendships come to life, there are new beginnings and everything is still possible… World…

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

The Black Hoods Cabaret

Knuckle and Joint Bear witness to the debauchery and murder of some of the most decrepit puppets to crawl out of a back alley. A puppet cabaret for adults that will charm you into darkness and mayhem, as a pair of calamitous puppeteers manipulate a variety of disturbed and troubled puppets. Revel in a cabaret with a…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre 3

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Theatre 3

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 3

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 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

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.

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Dear Cassandra and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Caramba Theatre Company Two shows, two actors and two classics – hear the true story about the love between two sisters followed by the tale of hatred between two souls. Age category: PG

theSpace @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£5 / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£5 / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£5 / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

En avant, marche!

Alain Platel, the trailblazing founder and director of Belgian contemporary dance collective les ballets C de la B, makes his Edinburgh debut in a new music theatre work created with stage director Frank Van Laecke. They take as their starting point the rehearsal room of an amateur brass band in Flanders. As the ties…

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 25 Aug

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Gospel Inquiry

Sandy Nelson The Gospel Inquiry by Sandy Nelson. As the inquiry into journalistic standards continues, four men deliver their testimonies: Mark, Mathew, Luke and John. How much of what was written actually happened? Or rather, how did it happen? Did Jesus really use the laying on of hands to heal a lame man? Did he…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 16 Aug

Hooray for All Kinds of Things

Sandy Nelson Hooray for All Kinds of Things, by Sandy Nelson. By early 2008 Iceland had grown so rich its assets were nine times greater than its entire economic output. But by October of that same year no western country had crashed in peacetime as quickly and as badly. The people of Iceland were afraid. They needed…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 30 Aug

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.

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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

Love Birds

KPS Productions / MusicWorld (UK) Ltd 1923, the age of vaudeville. A quartet of penguins and a trio of parrots sing and dance, dazzling and delighting their audiences, night after night in this one of a kind, all avian revue. But when the show's temperamental cracker-crazed macaw star mysteriously goes missing, it…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Macaroni on a Hotdog

Sandra Thomas Everyone has a wedding disaster story, this family has 50. Inspired by true events, one actor plays six characters in this cringeworthy one act. Weenies, weddings and wipeout! The fun in this family is in the dysfunction. A sell-out, top 10 show at its debut in the Minnesota Fringe, reviewers judged it a…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre 3

£6 (£4) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Theatre 3

£6 (£4) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 3

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

The Marvellous Mechanical Mesmerist

Paul Henshall The play with hypnotised people in it. It could be you! Arrive early for street hypnosis auditions and free tickets. Hilarious and fascinating steam-driven impromptu mesmerism, we invite only the very best hypnotisable volunteers from the audience to subconsciously sparkle on stage. Conducted by hypnotist…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Mess

  • 3 stars

Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton's play about anorexia and recovery. Ages 13+.

Traverse Theatre, 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 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

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