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The 3rd Sector

Pure Theatre LLP Inspired by real-life experiences. When employees Marlin and Josh discover their role in a corrupt corporate charity, can they reconcile their choices? This celebrity backed charity wants you to 'give a piece of yourself' - literally. But how much is enough? A darkly comic satire examining the ethics…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bunker Two

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

The Addams Family

A musical comedy based upon characters created by Charles Addams, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 2 Aug

£14.50 (Children £11 under 18s) / 01934 645544

  • 14:30

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Glyne Gap Field, Bexhill-on-Sea

Tue 12 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 13 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 14 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 5 more dates until 19 Aug

Princes Park, Eastbourne

Tue 5 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 6 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 7 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 10 Aug

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sat 2 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 3 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics and with a new line up every day, the Showcase Show is the longest running and best loved lunchtime comedy show, popular amongst comics and comedy fans alike. Whipping up a selection of top comedy acts into a delicious lunchtime feast and held in the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Kyle Bissett Productions What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine C Smith leads a cast of some of Scotland’s finest actors, and surprise cameos, in Alan Bissett’s sparkling satire. ‘This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Kitten Killers

Join Kitten Killers for an hour of quick fire sketches, silly songs and some rather inappropriate mime in a show that ‘will make you laugh until your sides hurt’ (Everything-Theatre.co.uk). Kitten Killers skillfully blend sketch and musical comedy in a debut show that skirts the line of appropriateness, gleefully playing…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Clover

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Clover

£8 (£7) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are about!.The show is unique,funny, rocky and poignant. Mik rants, recites and rambles around his strange and beautiful songs while Ben and Jonny manfully try and keep him grounded with their consummate grooves.

Hotel Ibis, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 7 Aug

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul-mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle class male. In Juvenilia he tells it…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Cutting Off Kate Bush

Ardent Theatre Cathy is having a crisis. And she's venting on YouTube. Through the medium of Kate Bush. Yep. It's really happening. Who knows, perhaps she'll get a million hits and become famous? Or not. Just thank God no one is watching. Yet… From Royal Court Young Writer, Lucy Benson-Brown, comes a one-woman show…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Balcony

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Aidan Killian: Jesus Versus Buddha

Aidan Killian / Heroes (PWYW) These two bad ass dudes walked on water, overcame death, and gave up everything to teach peace to the masses. One of them beat the bankers senseless with a whip, and died by crucifixion; and the other sat under a tree and died from a dodgy mushroom. That will teach them! This show captures…

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£30 / 01702 351135

  • 15:30

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 16:30

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 29 Nov

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£25.50 / 0844 875 0073

  • 16:00

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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

Polska

Agata Maszkiewicz Polska is a shockingly subversive way to explore that dodgy sympathy and empathy divide. Introducing a rocking soundtrack that includes Miles Davis (Bitches Brew), Polish folk tunes and The Rolling Stones (Sympathy for the Devil), this stunning solo aims to and succeeds in provoking a visceral gut…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Studio 1

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug

Pierre Hollins Is Surprisingly Optimistic

An inspired foot-soldier of comedy makes funny with the vagaries of life and the origins of the Blues. 'Clever, not patronising, blokeish but bright; unafraid to tackle issues… down to earth delivery of some brilliantly funny material…' TIME OUT '…fantastic' CHORTLE

Whistle Binkies Live Music Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 5114

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15
…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Tom Neenan: The Haunting at Lopham House

Ditto Productions When widower Leopold Clarke is sent to investigate sinister goings on at Lopham House he has no idea of the horrors that await him. Spines will be tingled and gooses bumped in this hilariously chilling, Edwardian ghost story from the acclaimed star of the Gentlemen of Leisure, and writer for Stand Up…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bunker Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bunker Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

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

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.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Harrogate Theatre

Sat 11 Oct

£12.50 / 01423 502116

  • 16:00

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

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sun 5 Oct

£14; £12.50 disabled ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50; Children £12.50 under 16s) / 01962 840440

  • 15:00

Funz and Gamez

Phil Ellis Paul Ellis returns to Edinburgh but this time he's brought along some friends. Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will be on hand to ensure it's a giggle-packed hour of family fun where anything could happen. There'll be prizes, laughter and plenty of Funz and Gamez. 'Endearingly daft … and solidly funny' (List).

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Cask Room

£5 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£5 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

22nd YEAR. Just arrived? Then here's the showcase just for you. Every day Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from eight top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza. And every day there is a different selection. Pick the ones you like and then go and see them.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

1 Green Bottle

The Pelican's Briefs Theatre Company From former Royal Court Young Writer Nick Cassenbaum comes a brand new comedy about loneliness. About control. About not knowing who is next to you. About being in your own world and everyone else's at the same time. About meaningless status updates and Snapchat selfies. And about…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

BBC: @BBCEdFest

BBC Free BBC shows, comedy, music, family fun, live broadcasts and our pick of the festivals. Come and see what’s going on from 9am daily. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. Visit bbc.co.uk/tickets or the site box office for tickets. All programmes are free events ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please…

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.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

BBC: Simon Mayo Drivetime

BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo broadcasts live from the BBC's Edinburgh venue. Join us for a mix of live music, in-depth interviews and a daily dose of the Radio 2 Book Club. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. This is a free event…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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

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.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top