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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

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

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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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

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Touretteshero Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say 'biscuit' 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she's about to unleash on the world. This two-woman solo show weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

Frankie Boyle: Work in Progress

A pretty special chance to catch The Boyle in a new work in progress show.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

£7 / 0131 558 7272

  • 17:00

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

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

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

Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct back to top

The Warwick Revue Presents: Sketchual Tension

The Warwick Revue put the “Warwick Revue” in the phrase “The Warwick Revue are performing an hour of sketch comedy.” Warwick University’s sketch group are sketching about love, death and other vague but important-sounding themes.

Sportsters Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

nightclub

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 9560

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:15 – 17:15

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

Just Deserts Presents Waiting for Leo's Oscar

Just Deserts / PBH’s Free Fringe Just Deserts is Durham’s favourite cult sketch comedy group. Offering fast-moving and original comedy, ranging from the deliciously dark to the scrumptiously surreal to the refreshingly whimsical, this group has met with acclaim since it hit the Durham scene five years ago. So prepare…

The Canons' Gait, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Canons' Gait

Free / 0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 12 Aug

Pirates of the Carabina: Flown

Choreographed chaos from the circus troupe, performing jaw-dropping stunts.

Derby Theatre

Sat 13 Sep

£12 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

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 back to top

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

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

Mark Ravenhill: Product

Inside Intelligence Ravenhill vs Hollywood. Torrid scenes of passion, the dark spectre of international terrorism and big, big explosions. Right now, Julia is a hot young starlet. But has Leah (Olivia Poulet: The Thick Of It; In The Loop; Outnumbered) got the perfect script to save her from B-movie hell? From the…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Rainy Hall

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 20 Aug

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Sat 6 Sep

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 7 Sep

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 11 Sep

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 64 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Rookery Nook

  • Directed by: Ian Forrest
  • Written by: Ben Travers

Ian Forrest directs Ben Travers's 1920s farce about a pretty young woman, who turns up unexpectedly at the titular rented holiday home in Somerset wearing pink pyjamas.

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Thu 14 Aug

£10–£32.50 / 01768 774411

  • 14:00

Wed 20 Aug

£10–£32.50 / 01768 774411

  • 14:00

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£32.50 / 01768 774411

  • 14:00
…and 7 more dates until 5 Nov

Spamalot

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

The Knights of the Round Table-spoofing musical from the Monty Python, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£10.50–£30

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£10.50–£30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 23 Apr 2015

£10.50–£32.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£10.50–£32.50 / 08441 717620

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£10.50–£33 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£10.50–£33 / 0844 871 3014

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…and at 1 other place back to top

The Art of Falling Apart

Big Wow, Richard Jordan Productions, Unity in association with Pleasance ‘There’s two kinds of people Callum. There’s you. And there’s everyone else’. Callum realises modern life is rubbish and walks out on his, but to who knows where? Stage Best Ensemble and Total Theatre nominees Big Wow (Insomnobabble) return with a…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Tubespotting with Geoff Marshall

The tale of one man's rocky relationship with the tube.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

Fri 15 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

Mon 18 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

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

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug

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

Baron Sternlook’s Big Naughty Improv Musical

Baron Sternlook Productions James Lovelock (Showstopper, Music Box) and his herd of improvisers bring you the biggest, most chaotic and silliest musicals ever never written, all from your very own suggestions. ‘This quality of performance, which is rarely assured within improvised performance, is a breath of fresh air…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio Theatre

£6.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 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