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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

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

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All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 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

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Wednesday Walkthrough: Carol Rama & Danh Vo

Irene Aristizabal, the Curator of the exhibition discusses the process of bringing the two artists together.

Nottingham Contemporary

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0115 948 9750

  • 12:00 – 12:45
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Haruki Murakami

When it first appeared in English in 1997, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle instantly established Haruki Murakami as a major figure in world literature. Involving a trademark mix of Tokyo urban landscapes and dream imagery, the novel remains one of the Japanese writer’s most brilliant literary achievements. Murakami discusses…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Stories of My Life, Played by Other People

A while ago Tim Honnef found a passport photo on the streets of Amsterdam. The passport photo lay next to a box. The box contained a dozen of the same passport photos and a lot of personal belongings. Some photographs, some CDs and cassettes and a few notebooks. One of them immediately grabbed his attention: The words…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

International 3

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

International 3

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

International 3

£7 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 17 Aug

Brave and Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland

Storytelling Scotland Scotland, a land steeped in myth and legend. The real Scot, kilted storyteller Calum Lykan, (nominee for the Best Newcomer 2013, British Awards of Storytelling Excellence) introduces you to his magical Scotland. Tales full of giants, broonies and selkies with heroic stories of kings of old and…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Library at Fringe

£6.50 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Library at Fringe

£6.50 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Library at Fringe

£6.50 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Experimental: The Show That Plays With Your Mind

Richard Wiseman / PBH's Free Fringe An interactive experience like no other as you take part in live mind-blowing experiments that will make you laugh, scream and gasp. There's no performer. It's just you and the unknown.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Mon 18 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Tue 19 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

Phil Kay: The Wholly Viable

Unpredictable stand-up and energetic improvisations as the stand-up launches his memoirs.

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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50 Shades of Webster

James Webster / PBH's Free Fringe James Webster is a douche bag. He knows because his future self came back in time to tell him. Can he learn to be a better person? Will he master the power of time travel? Why is every past and future version of himself such a massive tool? One thing's clear: he really needs to get…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

Fri 15 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

Mon 18 Aug

Lizard Lounge

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug

The Word Café

Matt Harvey, Kate Fox, Julie Mullen. The Pleasance Take two Radio 4 poets, Matt Harvey: ‘…not only funny but tender and true’ (Guardian), and Kate Fox: ‘funny and endearing with enough journalistic cynicism to cut through the whimsy’ (Sunday Telegraph), mix well with Liverpool poet Julie Mullen: ‘does for sprouts what…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Bunker One

£8.50 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Bunker One

£8.50 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Bunker One

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 25 Aug

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

QueenDome

£8.50 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

QueenDome

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

QueenDome

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 2 Aug

Main House

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Sun 3 Aug

Main House

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 9 Aug

£15 / 0844 873 3433

…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug

Banjo Man

Quina Chapman / Free Festival Quina’s father played the banjo on a 1990s chart hit. He passed away unexpectedly in 2009. This is her tribute to him. Banjo Man is a collection of stories and memories about the late Roger Dinsdale, a musician, who had a one-hit-wonder in 1993 playing the banjo on a popular dance track.

Laughing Horse @ the Blind Poet, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Bar

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

QueenDome

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Cocaine: Between White Lines

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Scotland has the highest per-head consumption of cocaine on the planet, and it damages more than just our health. The inhabitants of wealthy nations pay a high price for their drug consumption, but it‘s nowhere near high enough. The illicit production of cocaine has serious environmental and…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fireworks: Real Science or Just Bangs?

A talk about the art of staging pyrotechnic events, which includes an indoor firework display.

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Sun 28 Sep

£4 / 01476 406158

  • 12:30 – 13:30
  • 15:45 – 16:45

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

Popular author Jodi Picoult talks about her career, including her latest book, Leaving Time.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sun 9 Nov

£6 (£4) / 028 9034 0202

  • 14:30

Liz Lochhead: Somethings Old, Somethings New

Liz Lochhead A retrospective of more than 45 years of poetry, lyrics, performance pieces, best of revue material and in character monologues by the current Makar aka National Poet of Scotland. Plus some bittersweet brand new stuff and bluesy, soulful sax from Steve Kettley. ‘An inspirational force in British poetry, a…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Open Mic

Fancy yourself as the next Kevin Bridges or Paolo Nutini? If you have any talent worth showing off then book yourself onto the Open Mic stage and show us what you can do.

Ideal Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 07510 69599

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

  • 13:00
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Phill Jupitus is Porky the Poet in Juplicity

Off The Kerb Productions / PBH's Free Fringe Stand-up and Never Mind the Buzzcocks star Phill Jupitus appears as his word-slinging alter ego Porky the Poet, bringing a brand new hour of poetry and chat to the Jam House. This year his pencil is sharpened in the direction of religion, dieting, politics, hate, hipsters…

The Jam House, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

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

Sun 3 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

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

Mon 4 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

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

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Alexis Dubus: Cars and Girls

Alexis Dubus The award-winning UK comedian's poetic tales of travel and heartbreak. Contains traces of UFOs, truckers, bean festivals and the Dutch. From the creator of international hit show A R ddy Brief History of Swearing. ‘An hour of compelling raconteurship… a series of finely drawn escapades and rich characters…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Anne Booth & Dawn McNiff: Stories of Hope

Anne Booth and Dawn McNiff write heart-warming novels about family and friendship, which often contain elements of magic. Anne’s latest novel, Girl with a White Dog, follows the story of Jessie, a young girl whose life is changed by the arrival of a white Alsatian puppy. Dawn’s most recent book, Little Celeste, is an…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£4.50 / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Are Designer Babies a Slippery Slope?

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Have you ever thought about what having children might mean in the future? What if you could design your own baby? Would you design your baby to have the intelligence of Stephen Hawking and the body (but not the temper) of Naomi Campbell? What features would you include in the design of your…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Benefit Scrounger – or Unemployed Worker?

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Politicians tell us that cutting benefits will motivate the unemployed to find work. They’re wrong – few unemployed people lack motivation. For the majority, unemployment is unpleasant, regardless of how much money the state gives them. Is it time we rethought the role of benefits – and…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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