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Beowulf: The Blockbuster

  • 5 stars

The UK premiere of Beowulf: The Blockbuster is at the Pleasance Courtyard: Beside, Edinburgh from Wednesday 30 July to Sunday 24 August at 12.50pm. It is written and performed by Bryan Burroughs, directed by David Horan designed by Maree Kearns with lighting by Kevin Smith: the creative team for 2013 Fringe First Award…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Beside

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Beside

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Beside

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Circa: Beyond

  • 5 stars

Underbelly Productions Internationally acclaimed ensemble Circa invite you to step Beyond… into a sublimely surreal, unexpectedly moving world of blindfolds, Rubik’s Cubes and rabbit heads. Strangely beautiful, and curiously tender this is a mysterious place where bestial comedy meets irreverent vaudeville, with a…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

McEwan Hall

£18.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

McEwan Hall

£18.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Belfast Boy

A story based on real events. Martin, an aspiring dancer, has to flee Belfast during the troubles in the 1970s with his family. Sent to England via boat we see how Martin copes with his sexuality, tragedy and his family.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Bianco

Contemporary circus featuring 16 performers and a live band.

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

McEwan Hall

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Avalon Promotions Ltd Stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic, potentially disastrous, this is the show Alex Horne has wanted to make for a decade. Finally, he will be Monsieur Butterfly. One flap of his delicate wings, and mayhem may prevail. ‘A terrific, high-concept comedy show, intricately constructed and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Shit-faced Shakespeare

  • 3 stars

Magnificent Bastard Productions An entirely serious Shakespeare play… with an entirely shit-faced actor. Back for another year, the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions stagger up to Edinburgh with the most raucous Shakespearean performance you'll ever see! With an all new show for 2014, a cast of classically…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Cow Barn

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Cow Barn

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cow Barn

£11.50 (£11) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Erotica Show 2014

The consumer lifestyle show and exhibition with an opportunity to purchase adult toys and romantic gifts, fashionwear and jewellery, books and magazines, and meet glamour models or adult film performers, view a stage show and attend seminars, discussions and workshops, on all things erotic. Not suitable for ages below 18.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 3 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sat 4 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sun 5 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Let It Fall (After King Lear)

nedsblunt Leah wants to rest, Goneril and Regan want to party, Cordelia's off to France and matricide is in the air. A bold and beautiful piece of new writing that has rewired King Lear to create a charged drama of familial strife, ferocious behaviour, cheese sandwiches and love. This dynamic company of young actors…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Five

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Five

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Five

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Five

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Now We Are Pope: Frederick Rolfe in Venice

Eccentric, cantankerous writer Frederick Rolfe (1860–1913) rejoiced in self-imposed exile and the companionship of the gondoliers of Venice. Alone in his room, Rolfe relives his most famous novel Hadrian VII, in which an Englishman denied the priesthood for most of his life is suddenly elected Pope. 'Proved exactly why…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Addams Family

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Last Chance Romance

Kitsch & Sync Collective Last Chance Romance is an interactive and comedic dance theatre performance starring three retro dating agency receptionists. This 50s styled piece fuses swing dance, toe-tapping tunes, dating booths and of course … love, love, love! A fun and informal atmosphere to get you in the mood for…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

  • 3 stars

Alan Bissett's sparkling satire for contemporary Scotland.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 18 Sep

Main Auditorium

£10 / 0141 552 4267

Hosted on the day of the independence referendum.

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Move On the Cha-Cha's

Diane Ripstein in association with Nocas Productions From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, this poignant one-woman show depicts a life lived and danced. Love, loss and laughter intermingle on the journey from age 5 to 55+. We’re introduced to a parade of unique characters joining the musical beat…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bond!

Gavin Robertson Bond is back… older but still wisecracking… Following performances in the USA and Australia, Gavin Robertson focuses his attention on the Bond phenomenon, in his latest physical cartoon-style parody - exploding every cliché in the book(s)… solo! In which Bond meets his greatest arch-villain yet - Ian…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Aviary

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Aviary

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Christeene: The Christeene Machine

A gender-blending booty-pounding queer musical.

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Belly Dancer

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Belly Dancer

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Belly Dancer

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Dancer

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

Brighton Dome

Thu 16 Oct

Corn Exchange

£16 (£14) / 01273 709709

  • 19:30

The Core At Corby Cube

Fri 31 Oct

£15.50 / 01536 470470

  • 19:30

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Theatre

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Theatre

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

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Ernest And The Pale Moon

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest And The Pale Moon is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from Les Enfants Terrible.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Pleasance One

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance One

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance One

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Funz and Gamez

Phil Ellis Paul Ellis returns to Edinburgh but this time he's brought along some friends. Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will be on hand to ensure it's a giggle-packed hour of family fun where anything could happen. There'll be prizes, laughter and plenty of Funz and Gamez. 'Endearingly daft … and solidly funny' (List).

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Kim Noble: You’re Not Alone

Soho Theatre Blending performance, comedy and film, Kim Noble tries to get close to other people on this planet. Keith for instance. You maybe. You’re Not Alone is a provocative, moving and comic production that chronicles one man’s attempts at connection, friendship and employment at B&Q. Kim Noble takes his…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

The Sons Pitches Described by The Magnets as 'the future stars of British a cappella', and by the Scissor Sisters as 'the cutest thing we've ever seen', the award-winning Sons of Pitches present Boiler Alert! An evening with The Sons of Pitches brings you a unique blend of vocal gymnastics. Featuring classic chart…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

Audio, Brighton

Mon 25 Aug

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 24 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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The Continentals

The band performs rock and pop covers.

Alexander's Jazz Theatre, Chester

Fri 22 Aug

£5 / 01244 340005

  • 20:00
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