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Lysistrata

DEM Productions In this very loose, modern adaptation of Aristophanes' classic comedy, Lysistrata, a fiery young woman takes sex and politics into her own hands. Fed up with austerity - the economic war waged on Greece by the Troika - she drunkenly launches a sex strike and occupies the Acropolis with her friends and…

C, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

+2

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

+2

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

+2

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Blood at the Root

When nooses are found hanging from a tree at a high school in the American South where racial tensions are as hot as the weather, six students must face their own prejudices to tackle greater injustice. Inspired by recent events, Blood at the Root weaves music, dance, and poetry to stunning effect. The New York Times…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Black Faggot

  • 3 stars

It's not easy being young, gay and Samoan – especially when God and your mother are watching. Meet the undercover brother desperate to prove he's straight, an island mama whose beloved son turns out to be queer and a tough Samoan homo who's out, proud and in your face. This runaway hit of the Auckland and Melbourne Fringe…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Upstairs

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Upstairs

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Upstairs

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Away From Home

Hartshorn - Hook Productions and Working Progress Theatre Kyle is comfortable with his life as an escort until he is hired by a premiership footballer and finds himself falling in love. But can Kyle maintain a relationship with a closeted footballer in a country where not one pro player is out? Can he cope with love…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Box

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Box

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Box

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Outings

  • 3 stars

Seabright Productions - Festival Highlights Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Daley's did. But for whoever’s saying 'I’m gay', it’s a life changing moment for them, their friends and family. This acclaimed premiere features 20 true-life stories, performed by an award-winning cast of comedians…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies

  • 4 stars

Jessica Sherr It’s early evening of 1939 Academy Awards, young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress and the Los Angeles Times leaked the Oscar winners early! ‘This year Vivian Leigh will take home the Oscar for Best Actress’. Newspaper in hand, the bold and defiant Bette Davis decides to leave! Journey into the…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!

  • 4 stars

Dandy Darkly / PBH's Free Fringe Dandy Darkly returns to Edinburgh with all new, tawdry tales of sex and death! New York City's satiric, satanic storyteller celebrates sisterhood (as only Dandy dares) with fabulous, frightful fables of celebrity baby obsession, paranormal paramours and one sassy serial killer! Come…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

  • 4 stars

Out Cast Theatre From the wicked pen of Steven Dawson and Out Cast Theatre, Australia's premiere GLBTI theatre company comes the campest, tackiest show you’ll see this year. Previous Fringe sell-out seasons include Monstrous Acts, Jane Austen’s Guide to Pornography, Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger. Three camp, hammy…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Theatre 2

£11 (£9) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Theatre 2

£11 (£9) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre 2

£11 (£9) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Out of the Lens

Dragon Literature Joseph is an MA Photography student with assignments due and no idea what to do. Ryan, a mischievous, homosexual dilettante living off his parents’ money, appears in Joseph’s life, and offers his services as a model, but is he truly altruistic? Joseph welcomes someone who can broaden his world view…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Over-15s only

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:00 – 16:45

Sat 23 Aug

Over-15s only

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:00 – 16:45

Sun 24 Aug

Over-15s only

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:00 – 16:45
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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Seabright Productions - Festival Highlights This new solo performance shows the late, great Englishman in New York and London. Drawing on Quentin’s own writing and performances, this new script is by Mark Farrelly, who also performs. Directed by Linda Marlowe. 'It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile, be yourself…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Dining Room

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Dining Room

£12 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Dining Room

£12 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Dining Room

£11 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Dining Room

£12 (£11)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Dining Room

£12 (£11)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Bijou: The Cocktail Social for Gay Women

A unique evening for women to mingle, have a few drinks and socialise in a welcoming, all-inclusive atmosphere.

Cos Bar, London EC4V

Mon 8 Sep

£7.50 advance prepay guestlist; £10 on the door. / 020 7329 9940

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Trannyoke

DJ Matt spins pop and dance, with host Lady Lloyd, and karaoke.

Escape Bar, London W1F

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00
…and 3 more dates until 24 Sep

Alpha Fail

Cormac Friel / Free Festival At 6'3", Friel is probably the world’s tallest man with small man syndrome. Why? Is it because the average arthritic pensioner could outbench him? Is it the result of sibling rivalry? Is it his determination to be seen as the masculine one in his gay relationships? Come enjoy the tales that…

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

An Introduction to Twerking

Sarah Cassidy My name is Sarah, I'm a American comedian. In this show I talk about twerking and dick selfies, two pop culture phenomena that have changed your world in ways you haven't realised. I was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2013 and I was a finalist is the national competition Funny's Funny in…

The Southsider, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Glamorous Amorous

The Lady Boys present their world-famous show with renditions of J-Lo, Whitney, Kylie et al.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Mon 6 Oct

£21.50 (£20) / 01254 582579

  • 19:30

Lisa-Skye: Bunny and Mad Dog Get High

Art, Sex and Snacks Productions 1976: Bunny and Mad Dog meet, fall in love, die. 2014: Lisa-Skye's ridiculous life imitates theirs. But will she share their fate? A love letter to the sex-and-drug-soaked 70s. Storytelling from Australia's favourite sparklepuppy comedian. ★★★★ (HeraldSun). ★★★★ (TheatrePeople.com). ★★★…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Just the Attic

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Just the Attic

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Just the Attic

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Loud & Proud on the Fringe

Loud & Proud Choir Loud & Proud, Scotland's LGBT choir, performs its annual Fringe concert in support of Scottish HIV and Hepatitis C charity, Waverley Care. Fresh from representing their country at the international Various Voices festival in Dublin, the choir will perform another diverse programme featuring…

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Sanctuary

£13 (£10) / 0131 229 1142

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Out of the Closet

Belle and Bird set the decks up in the bar and play chilled out Balearic beats to bring the essence of Ibiza to CC Blooms.

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Arthur Jafa and Kara Keeling: Touching the Imperceptible

Cinematographer, director and cultural critic Arthur Jafa and Prof Kara Keeling of USC, author of The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense, in a (kind of) conversation about blackness, queerness and cinema.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£6 for Saturday pass; £14 for weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

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The Backseat

A ni-monthly ladies night playing dark disco, Motown, soul and R&B.

She, London W1D

Wed 20 Aug

£2 / 0207 437 4303

  • 20:00 – 23:30

Bank Holiday Monday Special with La Voix

Huge dance anthems and commercial house from the DJs Simon Le Vans, guest DJ & Sean Sirrs. Ever popular RVT Bank Holidays with an amazing 'no attitude', sexy and fun crowd on our afternoon session.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London SE11

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 020 7820 1222

  • 14:00 – 00:00

Bar Wotever

DJ JoBunny, Hug the DJ, DJ Malteazer and DJ Tres Bien supply an eclectic mix, including indie, punk, retro, alternative, pop and rock.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London SE11

Tue 26 Aug

£5 / 020 7820 1222

  • 19:00

Tue 2 Sep

£5 / 020 7820 1222

  • 19:00

Tue 9 Sep

£5 / 020 7820 1222

  • 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Sep

Beartrap

Resident DJs on rotation play dance, house and party tunes.

Manbar, London WC2H

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 020 7434 2567

  • 21:00 – 03:30

Bi & Beyond

Informal space for bisexual (and beyond) people to get together for social activities.

LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Wed 17 Sep

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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