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Abandoman: Hot Desk

  • 4 stars

Underbelly Productions by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team, Abandoman, return to the Udderbelly, fully loaded with a four piece band, for their biggest show to date. Using their trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman will take…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Udderbelly

£14 (£13.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Africa Live!

Samba Sene and Rise Kagona A whistle-stop tour of some of the best African music at the Fringe, headlined on 22 August by Rise Kagona. Note: event on 15 August sold out. Rise Kagona Jit Jive Band, featuring original Bhundu Boy (championed by Radio 1's John Peel and Andy Kershaw) from Zimbabwe. ‘sunny, intricate, agile…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Mysterious

£12 (£8) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alice

Fourth Monkey Theatre Company ‘It was perfect’ ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Guide). ‘Frankly wonderful’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? But if I'm not the same, the next question is "Who in the world am I?”’ (Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Venue

£14 (£12) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Venue

£14 (£12) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Angry Young Women in Low Rise Jeans with High Class Issues

  • 1 star

Ines Wurth Presents The cult hit show that rocked the US and Australia makes its UK debut! Combining stand-up, sketch comedy, theatre and music, intelligently targeting sex, dating, love, getting naked and getting laid! See the show that the New Yorker calls ‘pitch perfect’, Variety calls ‘fearless and funny’ and the…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Nightclub

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Nightclub

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Nightclub

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

At the Illusionist's Table

Rogue Compass Productions Objects float. Whisky materialises. Dreams are revealed. At The Illusionist's Table makes a spectacular return, after a sell out 2013 Fringe run. Set at the exclusive Scotch Malt Whisky Society, illusionist Scott Smith hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven…

The Dining Room, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

North View

£59 / 0131 220 2044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Audience with Wendy Carle Taylor

Wendy Carle Taylor and Friends Sell-out 2010-2013! Spellbinding new show. Stunning interpretations of Scots, Irish, French, American songs and much more… 'Wonderful album, wonderful voice' (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2). 'True feast for the soul' (List). 'Musical perfection – simply sublime' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Bruntsfield Church, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Main church

£11 (£9) / 0131 229 0127

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Bastard Queen

Naughty Corner The Bastard Queen is a brand new and original piece of writing, making its debut as a Naughty Corner production at the Fringe this year. A pitch-black comedy set two years after the end of the world in a post-apocalyptic Britain and follows the survival of the last five people left on earth.

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beans On Toast

Patch of Blue in association with Tel-One Productions Scott loves Jen. Jen loves Scott. Jen is gone. Warm, funny and touching memory play by lamp-light, fragmented memories and live folk music. Created and performed by this year's graduates of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, this beautiful new musical play asks…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beard II

Beard are Rosa Robson and Matilda Wnek, a new double act returning to the fringe for their most ambitious hour yet. Their previous shows were described as: "Original and brilliant" - Three Weeks ★★★★★ "Excellent…Impressive…Inventive" - Fresh Fringe ★★★★★ "The audience would happily sit through another hour's worth"…

The Kilderkin, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Sat 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

The Beta Males: Happenstance

  • 4 stars

Ditto Productions Chortle Award nominees, stars of Radio 4's Sketchorama and five sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in four years, the critically-acclaimed sketch storytellers present Happenstance, a show where things happen. The Betas are back with another ‘hilarious sketch show’ (Sunday Times) and brand new characters…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Beneath

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Beneath

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Beneath

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Beneath

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Bloomfield Club

Cheap bar, Acts & Holidaymakers.

Bloomfield Club & Institute, Blackpool

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 01253 344 583

  • 19:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 01253 344 583

  • 19:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 01253 344 583

  • 19:00
…and 129 more dates until 31 Dec

Brass: National Youth Music Theatre

  • Directed by: Sara Kestelman
  • Written by: Benjamin Till

The story follows a group of Leeds residents from the start of the war until the battle of the Somme in 1916. The men, members of an amateur brass band, join up to the Leeds Pals regiment and their womenfolk decide to learn the instruments that the men have left behind to keep the spirit of the brass band alive and to…

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Fri 22 Aug

£10–£20 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£20 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill

Dancer Brendan Cole performs his new show with a company of 20 musicians and dancers.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£29–£35 / 01383 740384

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£28–£35 / 023 9282 4355

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£28–£35 / 023 9282 4355

Opera House, Manchester

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£28.90–£36.90 / 0844 847 2275

  • 19:30

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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

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.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Thu 30 Oct

£16 / 01224 642230

  • 20:00

The Carousel

  • 4 stars

Jennifer Tremblay's follow-up to The List charts a woman's quest through a labyrinth of memories. Directed by Muriel Romanes and starring Maureen Beattie.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£11.75 (£9.75; Children £6.75) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 29 Aug

Main Auditorium

£16 (£12) / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45

Sat 30 Aug

Main Auditorium

£16 (£12) / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45
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CinemaAttic Presents … Festival '14 – Spanish Animation Tribute to Norman McLaren

A selection of short animations by Spanish and Latin American filmmakers inspired by the work of the legendary Norman McLaren.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0131 560 1581

  • 22:30 – 00:00

Claustrophobia

To The Moon in association with Theatre Bench ‘We could do whatever we like in here and no one would ever know’. ‘Apart from you and me’. A woman. A man. Trapped in a lift. Isolated from the outside world, games and fantasies blur into memories neither wishes to confront. The debut play from novelist Jason Hewitt (The…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Monkey House

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Monkey House

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Monkey House

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Monkey House

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Czech Philharmonic 01: Janáček, Korngold and Martinů

Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the Czech Philharmonic to perform Janáček's 'Overture' from From The House of the Dead, Korngold's Violin Concerto and Martinů's Symphony No 4.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Dangerfield: Sex with Children

Chris Dangerfield / Heroes (PWYW) This isn't a play on words, it's about sex with children. You do not have to have been abused to attend. 'A natural physical comedian, a rubber-physiognomist with superb timing, and prepared to hot-wire his own psyche in pursuit of emotional range' (Will Self). 'The most controversial…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Bunka

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Dirty Blonde

Indie and alternative sounds.

The 13th Note Café/Bar, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

£3 / 0141 553 1638

  • 20:00
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Dr No's

Dr No's is back with a steady stream of the best in ska, rocksteady and 70s reggae.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£4 before midnight; £5 after / 0131 629 4101

  • 23:00 – 04:00

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

Mon 29 Sep

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 19:30

Tue 30 Sep

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 4 Oct

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 22 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

  • 19:30

Tue 23 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

  • 19:30

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

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

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£9.75–£44.50

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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Ensemble Thing

Premiere of a new work by John deSimone exploring cultural and national identity.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Wed 17 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 222 2254

  • 20:00

Et Tu Elvie

Xanadu Productions 'The World's a Stage' William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1599. 'You Know, Someone Said the World's a Stage' Elvis Presley, Are You Lonesome Tonight, 1960. New show seamlessly merges Shakespeare and Elvis's greatest hits. A sing-along, quote-along, celebration of Stratford's greatest playwright and…

C, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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