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2014 Comeback Special! - Elvis Evening

Introducing two of the worlds top Elvis Tribute Artists, performing Elvis music from 1956 - 1976.

Ditton Community Centre, Aylesford

Sat 26 Jul

£10

  • 19:30 – 23:30

21st Century Poe: Moyamensing

Marty Ross 2013's sell-out show reinvented Edgar Allan Poe's stories. Now Poe tells his own tale, imprisoned for drunkenness in Moyamensing Prison and facing his worst nightmares. A true but little-known incident from the last few weeks of Poe's life provides a poignant, disturbing, darkly comic metaphor for all he…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Vault

£8 (£6) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Vault

£8 (£6) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Vault

£8 (£6) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 17 Aug

A Controversial Title In Order To Sell Tickets

Gavin Webster There are those, the outsiders, that like to shock us all, that like to fire poisonous sound bites into the pits of our souls to question our own accepted comfortable western identity. Are they rebels? Do they do it as a relief valve for life's biggest horrors? Do they want to kick start their own careers…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand IV

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Garage, London N5

Fri 29 Aug

£8 adv / 0844 847 1678

Descarga Latina, Kizomba Xtra, Crossover Jam and many more supply Latin, Cuban and reggae.

  • 21:00 – 04:00

Fri 26 Sep

£8 adv / 0844 847 1678

Descarga Latina, Kizomba Xtra, Crossover Jam and more supply Latin, Cuban and reggae.

  • 21:00 – 04:00
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Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Tue 26 Aug

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Wed 27 Aug

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Thu 28 Aug

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

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

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Mon 6 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Tue 7 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

…and 3 more dates until 11 Oct

Darlington Civic Theatre

Mon 22 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Tue 23 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 Sep

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Amy Hawthorn

Jazzy, bluesy pop vocals from Amy Hawthorn.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£7.50 / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 21:00

Behind The Screen: Shadowmen: Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi In Conversation: Talk

The performers and film-makers discuss their careers in comedy, which began when the pair were students in New Zealand, and which has led to the vampire mock-documentary What We Do In The Shadows.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Wed 20 Aug

The Screening Room

£10 / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:00 – 20:00

The Bevvy Sisters

The richly-seasoned harmonies of the Bevvy Sisters provide an alternative take on folk and swing songs.

Victoria Park Hotel, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 454 2060

  • 19:30

Blu Velvet

Classic jazz and the great American songbook from vocalist Carol Stirrat.

Browns Bar & Brasserie, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 19:00 – 22:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Aug

The Granary, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 554 9465

  • 21:30 – 00:30

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 554 9465

  • 21:30 – 00:30
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The Bohemians: Queen Tribute

Rob Combers leads the Queen tribute act in a high energy two-hour show with full staging, lighting, backdrops and pyrotechnics.

Assembly Rooms, Tamworth

Fri 19 Sep

£17.50 (£15) / 01827 709618

  • 19:30

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 31 Jul

£18 (£16) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Fri 1 Aug

£17.50 / 01329 231942

  • 19:30

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Britannia Waves the Rules

Fast, furious and filled with rage, this play is a scream of protest at the state of the world.

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Sat 26 Jul

£12 (£10) / 0161 833 9833

  • 20:00

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Roundabout

£11 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 10 Aug

Christian Scott Quintet. Feya Faku Quintet

Hip, focused and charismatic, Scott is every bit the iconic jazz trumpeter. With the bell of his Dizzy Gillespie-style “bent” trumpet pointing skywards like a rocket launcher, he explodes onto stage - rangy and savvy, lyrical and explosive. His music reflects his New Orleans-born, Harlem-based life, as he straddles…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

£15–£20 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Concert For A Cure

A variety show in aid of Cancer Research UK, featuring professional stars and local artists.

Millfield House Arts Centre, London N18

Sat 26 Jul

£18 / 020 8807 6680

  • 19:30

Confirmation

Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin If you pinned me against a wall, I’d admit to being a liberal. And pinning me against a wall is exactly what I’d expect from someone like you. Confirmation is about gulfs we can’t talk across and the way we choose to see only the evidence that proves we’re right. Working with research…

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Mon 6 Oct

£15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

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Dick Gaughan

Gaughan plays an eclectic mix of styles and stringed instruments combining his classic orchestration skills with a love of the Scots ballad.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Big Room

£15 (£13) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Thu 31 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01851 708480

  • 20:00

Black Box, Belfast

Sun 21 Sep

£17

Also on at:

Elena Garcia

The singer-songwriter from London plays blues-tinged music, with support from Mags, Kit Trigg, Jessica Sweetman, Basie Millers.

The Troubadour, London SW5

Sat 26 Jul

£7–£8 / 020 7370 1434

  • 20:00 – 23:55

Folklore Tapes – Only Timelessness

Folklore Tapes is an ongoing research and musical heritage project covering and sound tracking the folklore of the UK in volumes of tapes housed in bespoke books, boxes and hand stamped envelopes. The live performance will include both the audio and visual material from the upcoming release, as well as a short factual…

The Drift Record Shop, Totnes

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 01803 866828

  • 19:30

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

£7 / 0141 636 6119

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Hebden Bridge Library

Thu 31 Jul

01422 288040

  • 20:00 – 22:00

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Glen Matlock: I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol

Neil O'Brien Entertainment Glen was a founding member of the Sex Pistols and co-wrote most of their iconic songs. This is his personal tale of how the band formed, exploded onto the music scene worldwide and then disintegrated. A tale of growing up in a London long lost, of meetings with remarkable people, many of them…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£18 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£18 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Heartbreak House - Outdoor Theatre

The Edwardian golden age is about to be blown to pieces in Heartbreak House. Bernard Shaw's masterpiece. Written during WWI, but set just before the first bombs fall, this prophetic dream play is one of the plays of the twentieth century.

National Trust: Shaw's Corner, Welwyn

Sat 26 Jul

£25; £23.50 adv ( £21.15–£22.50) / 01438 820307/755567

  • 18:00 – 21:30

Sun 27 Jul

£25; £23.50 adv ( £21.15–£22.50) / 01438 820307/755567

  • 18:00 – 21:30

Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Fri 5 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

  • 19:00

Wed 10 Dec

£8 / 01744 756000

  • 19:00

Fri 12 Dec

£10 / 01744 756000

  • 19:00
…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

James III: The True Mirror

The final part of the James Plays portraying James III, his grand schemes and the women who behind him.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 9 Aug

£15 / 0131 529 6000

Preview. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 10 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 14 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 5 more dates until 22 Aug

Kunydiamond: The Beauty Is in Your Head

Exploration of visual perception through macro photography from Kunydiamond (aka Sara Mendez).

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Lili la Scala: Another Fucking Variety Show

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy With Tape On His Face. ‘Fantastic…charm, talent and innuendo in abundance. A must see…’ ★★★★★ (ArtsAwardVoice.com). ‘La Scala was everything a…

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

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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