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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

DNA, London SW11

Sat 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Blood at the Root

When nooses are found hanging from a tree at a high school in the American South where racial tensions are as hot as the weather, six students must face their own prejudices to tackle greater injustice. Inspired by recent events, Blood at the Root weaves music, dance, and poetry to stunning effect. The New York Times…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Chaplin

ACE Production The story of Chaplin is as great as all stories he gave life to on the silver screen. Growing up in the London slums, he put the world at his feet through his talent and tenacious work and became one of the world's most famous and beloved persons. His life is a classic story of someone who has nothing…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Forth

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Forth

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Forth

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Collector

  • 2 stars

Henry Naylor / Gilded Balloon After taking over Saddam Hussein's most brutal prison camp, the allied guards become possessed by its evil… A darkly humorous ghost story set during the US occupation of Iraq… Multi award-winning Henry Naylor was a lead writer on Spitting Image, and half of Parsons and Naylor. His two…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Dining Room

£10 (£9) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Dining Room

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Dining Room

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Departures: A Song Cycle

Verismo Theatre Eight strangers stand at a nondescript railway platform on an unremarkable weekday afternoon. As their train is delayed further, they put down their crumpled Metros, pocket their bleeping smartphones and begin to share their secrets, hopes and fears. A musical snapshot of modern Britain, developed…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

main space

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Fanfiction Comedy

  • 3 stars

Have you ever wondered if it's lonely inside a Poké Ball? Or if Optimus Prime has to file tax returns? Or if the Hufflepuff Badger is based on an actual badger? Fanfiction Comedy is the show that lets you delve deeper into your pop-culture fantasies than you ever wanted to delve. Winner of Best Show at the 2012 NZ Comedy…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Box

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Box

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Box

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Box

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Government Inspector

Incognito Theatre with the Pleasance In a greedy and decadent world, power-hungry politicians behave badly as they battle to save their skins. An ‘immensely talented ensemble’ Fest conjure a hilarious, irreverent and physically playful version of Gogol’s timeless tale of power and corruption. Witty, smart and wildly…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Below

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Below

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Below

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

In The Window

Theatre Tours International - Guy Masterson and Nuala McKeever Life hasn't turned out the way Margaret dreamed. Lonely as hell, a house that won't sell, no hubby, no kids and a deathly boring job. So tonight, she's got a play date with a bottle of rosé and bowl of pink pills. But her romance with death is rudely…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Baillie Room

£11 (£9) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Baillie Room

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Baillie Room

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Baillie Room

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

La Loba

  • 4 stars

Lenka Vagnerová & Company Burdened with an unbearable destiny, a woman wanders the wilderness with a bag of bones. An ancient folktale steeped in mystery brought to life through movement and song by two remarkable artists, dancer, Andrea Opavská and singer, Jana Vébrová. ‘Lenka Vagnerová’s latest artistic creation…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mock Tudor

  • 2 stars

by Lily Bevan Welcome to Hampton Court Palace. The year is 1533. Please turn off your mobile phones. Jess, Sophie and Sam re-enact Henry VIII's weddings, feasts and river pageants. They take pride in authenticity. Well, they try. They aren't sure if potatoes exist yet. Can you wear glasses with a kirtle? Now visitor…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Beneath

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Beneath

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Beneath

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

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.

Pioneer

  • 4 stars

curious directive/ NNF/ Watford Palace Theatre/ Escalator East to Edinburgh In 2025 the first human mission to Mars disappeared without a trace. Years later a reclusive Indian billionaire named Mrs Singh is leading Ghara I, a new attempt. In Siberia, two Russian brothers drive a Lada Sputnik 1.3 in search of the birth…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Reduced Shakespeare Company in The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

  • 3 stars

Reduced Shakespeare Company ‘A wild, wild ride! It's funny. Really, really funny… And most of all, it's really, really smart’ (Cincinnati Enquirer). The subject they were born to reduce! Festival favourites return with The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), dissecting humour from Aristophanes to Zaltzman. The bad…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance One

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

  • 3 stars

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul-mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle class male. In Juvenilia he tells it…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£20 (£18) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£20 (£18) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Sonics in Duum

  • 3 stars

Sonics Duum pays homage to the legendary underworld of Agharta. The audience will be catapulted into a mystical place where Sonics will bring you colours, rules, rhythms and secrets. Breathtaking aerial acrobatics and athletic performances, unusual scenic structures tell how people try to make the Duum, the jump…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Debating Hall

£10 (£9) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit

No rehearsals. No director. No set. A different performer reads the script cold for the first time at each performance. Previous performers include Stephen Rea, Ken Loach, Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Millican.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Five

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Five

£11 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Five

£11 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

  • 4 stars

Greenlight Theatre An interactive and enchanting family show bursting with all sorts of noises! Albee’s sound collection is running out. He’s already used up his last bits of thunder-crash, sword-clang and horse’s clip-clop. But the King must have his story and Albee needs his sounds to tell it. Join the hapless…

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alison Jackson: A Story in the Public Domain

Hibrow Hour An iconoclastic new opera devised and directed by multi award-winning artist, photographer and filmmaker Alison Jackson, internationally renowned for her satirical lookalike images (including BBC2 Bafta winning series Doubletake). Celebrities beware! www.alisonjackson.com. The show may contain mild adult…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Dissection Room

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bec and Tom's Awesome Laundry

Gilded Balloon / Bec Hill and Tom Goodliffe The critically-acclaimed family comedy show returns to Edinburgh; blending sketches, storytelling, games, paper-puppetry and stacks of silliness! Bec Hill (CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework) and Tom Goodliffe ('clever gags and bumbling charm' Scotsman) star in a story of…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Sportsmans

£9 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Sportsmans

£9 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Sportsmans

£9 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies

  • 4 stars

Jessica Sherr It’s early evening of 1939 Academy Awards, young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress and the Los Angeles Times leaked the Oscar winners early! ‘This year Vivian Leigh will take home the Oscar for Best Actress’. Newspaper in hand, the bold and defiant Bette Davis decides to leave! Journey into the…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Dan Nicholas' Conversation Garden

DNCG / PBH's Free Fringe Dan Nicholas (shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award) hosts a chat show like no other, where he interviews you the audience. Joined by his co-hosts Lewys Holt and Jack Britton, the trio bring to you a show of interviews, challenges and hilarity with you at the centre of attention (some of the…

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Space A

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Space A

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space A

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space A

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Dead Letters

  • 4 stars

PropUp Theatre Following the story of George and his discovery of the Dead Letter office: a room full of desolate letters that are are left to die after being deemed undeliverable. Unable to simply let these letters go, he embarks on a mission to deliver each and every one. George is forced to confront the possible…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

studio

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

studio

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

studio

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Deborah Frances-White: Half a Can of Worms

So Comedy Comedian Deborah Frances-White was adopted as a newborn baby. In late 2012, she stumbled across some information about her birth mother and went on a round the clock treasure hunt, drawn into her past like a magnet. This is her true story. Turns out you can't open half a can of worms. 'Gripping and…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

10Dome

£10 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

10Dome

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

10Dome

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Don't Tell Him Pike

Ian Lavender and Steven McNicoll …but maybe he will! Enjoy an afternoon with Ian 'Stupid Boy' Lavender in conversation with Edinburgh's Steven McNicoll. Dad's Army was Ian's first professional job and he found himself thrown into a group of some of the best and funniest actors in the business. Dad's Army became one of…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dreamboats And Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits Twist & Shout, Handy Man, Pretty Woman and One Fine Day.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 24 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

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