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Around the World In Eight Mistakes

Winner Best Spoken Word Show (PBH) 2013. Illegal immigration, illegal emigration, just ridiculous amounts of deportation, accidentally moving to a warzone and moving for love. Twice. All the worst reasons to move, from BBC Slam Champion Sophia Walker. List Magazine Top 5 Spoken Word Pick 2013, ★★★★★ Sabotage Reviews

Pilgrim, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:30 – 18:30

Sun 10 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:30 – 18:30

Mon 11 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:30 – 18:30
…and 12 more dates until 23 Aug

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Harrogate Theatre

Sat 11 Oct

£12.50 / 01423 502116

  • 16:00

The Old Queen's Head, London N1

Mon 11 Aug

£6.50 / 020 7354 9993

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Mon 8 Sep

£6.50 / 020 7354 9993

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

QueenDome

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

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Bark

Rush Productions The Enchanted Forest rope sculptures of visual artist Garth Knight provide the immersive backdrop to Bark's festival programme. Collaborating with a host of innovative artists from the UK and overseas, Bark is proud to present unique live performances nightly in addition to installations, workshops and…

Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

Free / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Just The Tonic Established as one of the most exciting shows at the Fringe, Big Value brings you the best of the breakthrough talent. We've been showcasing fantastic new acts for the last 20 years and 2014 is no different. Featuring four different acts to the earlier Big Value shows, these guys really are the crème de…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Old Foundry Room

£5 (£4)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£9.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£9.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a Fifty-Seater around Midnight and Provide the Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

  • 3 stars

Rarely has there been a title that more accurately describes a show than this one.

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 / 0131 529 5585

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 / 0131 529 5585

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 / 0131 529 5585

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Dame Diana Rigg: No Turn Unstoned

Emma Brünjes Productions Ltd A history and anecdotes of life in the theatre. A scholarly, insightful and highly entertaining reflection of the worst theatrical reviews in history and a celebration of the actors who survive. Hear stories from her many friends in theatre and film and a history of theatre criticism with…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

£15 (£13) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

£15 (£13) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 23 Aug

Des Bishop: Made in China

Off The Kerb Productions by arrangement with Lisa Richards Agency In 2013, American-born, Irish-bred Des Bishop went to China to try and learn enough Chinese to do stand-up comedy in Mandarin, to a Chinese audience. Now he wants to make the world laugh about his experiences. From trying to find a girlfriend at a…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

AceDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

AceDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

AceDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Hendrick’s Parlour Bar

Hosted by Hendrick’s Gin Nourish both your mind and your taste buds in Hendrick’s Parlour Bar. Unusual characters, eye-opening wisdom and exquisite cocktails await the curiously-minded… Join us and reawaken your spirit of curiosity in the decadent One Royal Circus! Be seated and enjoy luxuriant libations served to you…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ken's Ceilidh

Ken Gourlay calls this regular evening of traditional Scottish dancing, with different ceilidh bands each night. Soft drinks are £1 and alcoholic drinks £3, and you're requested not to wear stilettos or high heels.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£8 advance; £10 on the door / 0131 339 5374

  • 21:00

Sat 2 Aug

£8 advance; £10 on the door / 0131 339 5374

  • 21:00

Mon 4 Aug

£8 advance; £10 on the door / 0131 339 5374

  • 21:00
…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Magners' Summer Nights

A new music festival held at the recently refurbished, 2500 capacity bandstand in Kelvingrove Park. The festival takes place across two weekends in August with performances from Steve Earle (Thursday 7), The Waterboys (Friday 8), Alison Moyet (Saturday 9), Capercaillie (Thursday 14), Teenage Fanclub (Friday 15) and…

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 7 Aug

£25–£35

Fri 8 Aug

£25–£35

Sat 9 Aug

£25–£35

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

22nd YEAR. Just arrived? Then here's the showcase just for you. Every day Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from eight top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza. And every day there is a different selection. Pick the ones you like and then go and see them.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Painting Workshops for Young Artists

Put on your painting smock and get to work painting with real artist acrylics and brushes, with a focus on creating magical and fantastical landscapes.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

£15 / 0131 529 5665

  • 15:30 – 16:30

Pentimento

Denise Stephenson Roisin was always as tough as an old shoe. These days she doesn’t recognise her daughter or her grandchildren, but her world has become so much bigger. She is inundated by voices and memories from her ancestors, the stories of women who survived invasions, famine and a lot of washing. Mixed with her…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Balcony

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Balcony

£9 (£8) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Saturday Cabaret

Weekly Saturday cabaret night.

Steampunk Café, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00
…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Unbelievably slick troupe who make a brand new musical each night based on audience suggestions.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 (£9) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Subculture

Glasgow's well-established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic and occasional big-name guests. Upcoming guests include Jasper James (19 Jul).

The Sub Club, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 9 Aug

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 16 Aug

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00
…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

This Is Where We Live

Paperbark Theatre Company Hardened from a life filled with bullies, Mum's deadbeat boyfriends and no sense of hope, Chloe uses her sexuality as her armour and weapon. Chris's sexuality is utterly under used. Always on the wrong side of cool, he's living a very different version of hell. But when odd boy Chris meets…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Five

£5 / 07568 590330

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Five

£5 / 07568 590330

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Five

£10 / 07568 590330

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 10 Aug

Trainspotting

In Your Face Theatre To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Irvine Welsh novel, relive the story like never before. Take part in this once in a life time promenade experience and expect heavy drug use, strong language and scenes of both a violent and sexual nature. Expect the walls to move, to be part of a rave and…

Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Almaz Theatre

£7 / 0131 226 6522

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£7 / 0131 226 6522

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Who Ya Gonna Call?

An interactive tribute show to the 80s classic.

The Albany, London SE8

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10) / 020 8692 4446

  • 19:30

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Mick Perrin Worldwide Travelling at the speed of thought in his brand new music production spaceship, the world class multi-award-winning musician and comedian, transcends mere mimicry to produce studio quality compositions faster than most could imagine them. The vocal shaman emits and manipulates any conceivable…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Grand

£14 (£13) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Bijou: The Cocktail Social for Gay Women

A unique evening for women to mingle, have a few drinks and socialise in a welcoming, all-inclusive atmosphere.

Cos Bar, London EC4V

Mon 11 Aug

£7.50 advance prepay guestlist; £10 on the door. / 020 7329 9940

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Mon 8 Sep

£7.50 advance prepay guestlist; £10 on the door. / 020 7329 9940

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Can't Care, Won't Care

A care worker. A confession. A crime? Is it that she can't, or won't care? Join BBC Slam Champion and Best Spoken Word Show 2013 (PBH) winner Sophia Walker and decide. Would you break the law to save a life? “Grab a ticket with both hands.” ★★★★★ Sabotage Reviews

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

BH

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 558 8209

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:40 – 14:40

Sun 3 Aug

BH

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 558 8209

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:40 – 14:40

Mon 4 Aug

BH

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 558 8209

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:40 – 14:40
…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Christeene: The Christeene Machine

Soho Theatre, ArKtype and Johnson/Mackay Enter The Christeene Machine: A gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre gutter, commanded by Christeene: a human pissoir of foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality. The Christeene Machine explodes across the Edinburgh skyline with…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Dancer

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Crazy Glue

Single Shoe Productions A tragicomedy about loss. They have a car in the garage, a chicken in the pot and a child on the way. But is that enough to hold them together? The messy, sticky, absurdity of marriage told through vocal acrobatics, quirky humour and an evocative 1930s soundtrack. Silent film nostalgia and…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Downstairs

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Downstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug