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Sweet Mambo

Pina Bausch's piece of dance theatre about the relationship between the sexes.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

This is Ceilidh

Scotland's most famous shindig as you've never seen it before. A riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing. Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, the essential Edinburgh experience. Come prepared to party, anything could happen. www.thisisceilidh.com. Age category: PG

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£18 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Gamarjobat: Boxer

Gamarjobat / Komedia Entertainment / Gilded Balloon To celebrate a decade since their Fringe debut Gamarjabot are back with Boxer, their stunning breakthrough show inspired by the blockbuster movie Rocky. They have wowed audiences all over the world with their unique and hilarious silent double act. Their shows are…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Pin

  • 5 stars

The Pleasance The Pin are Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen. They had two sold out runs at the Fringe in 2012 and 2013, won the award for Best Show at the 2013 London Sketchfest and there's a slim chance you'll have seen them knocking around on BBC3, ITV and Channel 4. Now they're back with an hour of guff. ‘So sharply…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Pitiless Storm

  • 4 stars

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£12 (£10; Under 18 £7) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

macrobert, Stirling

Thu 4 Sep

£14 (£12.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Paisley Arts Centre

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0300 300 1210

  • 19:30
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Standby for Tape Back-Up

  • 3 stars

Ross Sutherland with Show And Tell ‘Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sitcoms. Somehow it became the story of my life’. Ross Sutherland attempts a daring experiment in synchronicity. Using nothing but found-footage from one of his granddad’s old…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Camille O’Sullivan: 10

  • 2 stars

Camille O’Sullivan 'Queen of the Fringe’ (BBC) award winner Camille celebrates ten years of sell-out Fringe shows, performing favourite songs from then and now. Chameleon-like on stage, inhabiting each song with a different character. With a love of narrative song, Camille is highly regarded for her dramatic…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

Energetic humour, storytelling and wordplay reflecting on love, romance and heartbreak from the British writer and comedian.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Thu 11 Sep

£14 ( £12; £12) / 01527 577330

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Arts Centre, Swindon

Thu 23 Oct

£16 / 01793 614837

  • 19:30

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Sat 25 Oct

£15 phone for availability / 01752 267131

  • 19:30

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John Kearns: Shtick

  • 4 stars

Yet another show from the winner of last year's Foster's Best Newcomer Award. It's very much same again. "Manages to make you laugh in entirely new ways." The Guardian, 2014.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Fri 22 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sat 23 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Josie Long: Cara Josephine

  • 4 stars

Josie Long with Show And Tell Triple comedy award nominee and cult optimist is back with a new show about love and being outdoorsy as a bear. Best Newcomer 2006. 'A joy to behold. A stand-out stand-up' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Superbly funny' ★★★★ (Time Out). www.josielong.com @josielong. All seating/standing room is…

The Stand, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Space

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Space

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Space

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Space

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

Miles Allen Sixty Episodes in 60 Minutes. One Man Breaking Bad. See your iconic favourites come to life: Walt, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring! LA actor Miles Allen has had over a million hits on YouTube, displaying both his acting and his incredible mimicking abilities. See him in Edinburgh…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Stand III

£12 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Stand III

£12 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Stand III

£12 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Rocky Horror Night

Steven Crawford. Frank N Furter and the gang are back for the 13th year of Rocky Horror themed fishnet fun and frolics at the one and only world famous Frankenstein. So Dammit Janet! Dress to impress and prepare to be scared. Cocktails and more flesh on show than a night out in Newcastle. DJ starts from 8pm. Performance…

Frankenstein Pub, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 622 1818

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Luscious Summer Lovin'

Funky women's club night Summer Special! Come down & dance to all those sea, sand and soul dance classics…Relax with a few sunshine cocktails to set the scene… Pinacolada anyone? A Strawberry daiquiri or how about a little Sex on the beach…

Union, London W1U

Sat 23 Aug

£8 / 07823 554694

  • 21:00 – 02:00

Sinatra: The Final Curtain

Musical based on the life and times of Ol' Blue Eyes.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Birthday Girls / La Favorita Freestival Brand new sketch comedy from the critically acclaimed Birthday Girls. Meet Beattie (hamster owner), Rose (timekeeping enthusiast) and Camille (always late, allergic to hamsters) as they bring you odd characters, offbeat sketches, try hard dancing and the best and most rewarding…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Space 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Space 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 6

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£8 (£5) / 0131 623 3030

Tickets through Waterstones West End.

OPEN, Norwich

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01603 763111

  • 18:30

Sheffield Theatres

Mon 1 Sep

£10 / 0114 249 6000

  • 19:30

Also on at:

Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

Various The perfect appetiser for your evening on the Fringe. The Famous Spiegeltent presents a fast-paced variety show that packs a lot of entertainment into one hour. Enjoy a showcase of the best talent on the Fringe with our hand-picked selection of comics, crooners and cabaret artistes. A show for the cocktail hour…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Grandmaster Flash

Widely regarded as the man who invented the genre, the Bronx hip hop legend is behind the decks.

Audio, Glasgow

Fri 22 Aug

£15

  • 22:00

Buskers, Dundee

Fri 22 Aug

£16.20 / 01382 226451

Cambridge Junction

Sat 23 Aug

£18.50 adv / 01223 511511

With Scratch Perverts.

  • 20:00 – 00:00

Fri 7 Nov

J1

£18.50 adv / 01223 511511

  • 20:00

Also on at:

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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.

Shame

John Berkavitch Everyone has something they’re ashamed of. That thing you wish you hadn't done. That thing you will always regret. These moments add up and it's the mistakes of our past that make us who we are today. In this new work of spoken word hip-hop theatre, John Berkavitch is joined by some of the country’s…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Big Belly

£9.50 (£8.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Big Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Big Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Big Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beats North

  • 3 stars

Company TSU in Association with Curious Monkey Is this a man’s world? Beats North is a double bill of new plays by Luke Barnes and Ishy Din exploring the soundtrack to our lives through the eyes and ears of two young men who are still trying to figure it out. The individual stories of our characters Jack and Al are…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Darkle

Darkle Theatre Company Darkle: award-winning black comedy by Bill Gallagher. Fuelled by fantasy three young people decide to teach their tabloid-obsessed landlord (David Hayman) a lesson. When they kidnap his beloved dog they set off a chain of events where farce spins into horror. Winner of the Sunday Times…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Factory

  • 3 stars

New Zealand Season | Kila Kokonut Krew A big-hearted musical with all the soul of the South Pacific. Promised a better life in New Zealand, Losa and her father arrive from Samoa harbouring big dreams but end up working in a textile factory run by an unscrupulous owner. Each time the factory bell rings she feels further…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£16.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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