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C vibrant vivacious variety

C presents Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues: C: our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova: our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too: our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace. C cubed: our newest historic venue at Riddle's Court, Lawnmarket. C south: our…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

courtyard

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

C nova, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

foyers

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 25 Aug

C Too, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

garden

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

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Decomposed! My Brother's Turning into a Zombie

The Pleasance and Classical Mayhem Decomposed is a brilliantly moving play, told in a very silly way! This is miraculous musical mayhem at its most marvellous! Identical twins, a zombie and a soundtrack of the world's greatest classical music recorded by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. Fate has deemed fit to…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

BBC: The Commonwealth Games: Glasgow 2014

BBC The BBC’s big screen at Potterrow brings you the latest action from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – including the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 3rd. The atmosphere is sure to be electric! Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. Age category: PG

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised

The Fringe hit returns for a fifth year! After a sell-out run in 2013, Racing Minds return with an improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions – unique every day, and bigger and better than ever before! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£4 / 0131 556 9579

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug back to top

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman

Offbeat humour from the 2013 Foster's Comedy Award winner.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

White Room Theatre Wake up and smell the coffee! Come and be welcomed by our friendly cast and enjoy a fresh good morning Edinburgh theatre experience! Three all new rotating menus (why not book all three!) of funny, charming, stimulating ten-minute international plays, all served up with hot coffee, fresh croissant…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Low Tide in Glass Bay

Deadpan Theatre Karen and Bronnie drink, joke and shortcut their way through life where their greatest crises are unresolved takeaways and low tides in their wine glasses. They are blissfully conscience-free even at their most destructive. Important life lessons of love and Clearasil need to be learnt as past and…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Delhi Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Delhi Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Delhi Belly

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

The Canterbury Tales

Close Up Theatre Vibrant, bawdy and vivid, this witty adaptation of Chaucer’s masterpiece breathes fresh new life into the mediaeval pilgrims telling their naughty stories en route for Canterbury. Presented by Close Up Theatre in our eleventh year at the Fringe. Sell Out Status 2004-2013 (The History Boys, Death of a…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Cuckooed

Lakin McCarthy in association with Traverse Theatre Company A comedy of betrayal. Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain's biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian. A tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit told by an award-winning performer. Contains strong language…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cupcakes with Colebrook and Khoshsokhan

George Colebrook and Amir Khoshsokhan / Free Festival Full of cheek, promise and self-effacing charm, George Colebrook and Amir Khoshsokhan are two young comics armed with jokes, talent and cupcakes! In this Edinburgh show, they want to make you chuckle so hard that you spit your crumbs out. With their distinctive…

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Ernest; or Much Ado About Muffins

Tales Retold and All in One Theatre Two girls fall in love with two guys believing that they’re both called Ernest. When it turns out that they’re actually called Algy and Jack, the girls fall promptly out of love again. Can anything be done to re-unite the lovers or is a passionate celibacy all they have to look…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

main space

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

main space

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Jessie Cave + Emer Kenny: Grawlix

Jessie Cave and Emer Kenny / Free Festival Grawlix: A spiral-shaped graphic used to indicate swearing in comic strips. A string of typographical symbols, especially "@#$%&!". Under 18s cannot attend this show due to licensing restrictions at the venue. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Jonny Freeman's Funtime Family Friendly Impro Show

Family-friendly improv designed to get both kids and grown-ups laughing.

St John's, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Mean Things I Did to My Sister (and Other Lessons I've Learned)

Amanda Kelleher / Free Festival A high energy romp through Amanda's psyche will produce songs such as Childhood: What a Load of Shit, Too Tall Blues and the VPL Blues. Join her and her live blues band for a trip down memory lane with a difference where comedy and live blues collide! Age category: 14+

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 16 Aug

The Dead Pony Society

The Dead Pony Society / Free Festival The Dead Pony Society are going nowhere; quite literally, they're performing sketches on a stationary bus for two weeks. So join Rob, James and Giles as they seek to prove their scientific theory that everything's funnier on a bus.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 13 Aug

BBC: Shaun Keaveny

6 Music Breakfast show legend Shaun W Keaveny will be presenting his show live from the BBC venue at the Edinburgh Festivals. Join him and his special guests. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps

Fraser & Shack / Free Festival Too hungover to cook breakfast? Kick-start the day with free tea, coffee and laughs with the fresh hit comedy duo, Fraser & Shack. A dozen satirical sketches punctuated with funny musical numbers written and performed by Theo Shack and Rory Fraser with a mystery guest appearance…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 9 Aug

The Breakfast Club

World class morning variety that rocks the whole family. ‘There are few shows as welcoming to parents and children as this fantastic comedy gala for little and big people’ ★★★★★ (EntertainmentHive.com.au). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). Free coffee from 10:30am! From the production team of the legendary Gilded Balloon and…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Wine Bar

£7.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Wine Bar

£7.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Wine Bar

£7.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Claire Rowley – The Mouth Trap!

Claire Rowley / Free Festival A hilarious new stand-up show from Claire Rowley on the frustration at happy couples doing everything together, taking your life in your hands in a public swimming pool and her delight on discovering that everything looks twice as big underwater, including her long-suffering diving…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 6 Aug

Early Doors

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Pub

£6 / 0131 225 2803

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Pub

£6 / 0131 225 2803

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Pub

£6 / 0131 225 2803

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Ellie Taylor: Elliementary

CatFace Talent Management / Free Festival Ellie Taylor brings her highly anticipated debut show to the Fringe, looking at love, life, Matalan and other such hard-hitting issues. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid? and ITV2’s Fake Reaction. ‘Snappy, relatable and downright funny…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Lounge

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Lounge

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Lounge

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 22 Aug

Japanese Samurai Don Quixote Challenging Giant English Windmills!

Hiroshi Shimizu / Free Festival A stand-up comedian arrived in Edinburgh from Japan, the country worst at speaking English! After miscommunication, cultural friction, struggles with an immigration officer, a disastrous first performance at a lap dancing club, endless flyering and quarrels with drunken audiences, what…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Lexicon Lady: A Woman of Lovely Letters

Nadia Brooks / Free Festival Kaleidoscopic collection of a profusion of poetry, prose and puns from a woman who works with words. From reports filed as a foreign correspondent, to scripts she supervises on movies… to the endless to-do lists and the tender notes to lost times and spaces… to the handwritten letters she…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 9 Aug back to top