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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

Sat 23 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Ship of the Ryukyu Following the success of last year’s four-star productions, Ship of the Ryukyu returns with an exciting traditional song and dance show from Okinawa. When a bottle containing an ancient message is opened the audience are taken back in time to the glorious Ryukyu Kingdom. Featuring live sanshin and…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Concerto Without Orchestra

Worbey & Farrell Worbey & Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. They have played with the world's leading symphony orchestras, achieved over a million hits on YouTube, and entertained all over the globe with their barnstorming blend of sparky comedy and utterly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 23 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£8 (£6)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dizney Rascal

  • 3 stars

Rebecca Humphries / La Favorita Freestival Disney lied to Rebecca. She never married a Prince, her flat is no castle, and her nannies definitely never looked like Julie Andrews. With live accompaniment and special guests, the star of Comedy Central's Big Bad World exposes the questionable moral messages Walt and co…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Sushi Tap Show

Tokyo Tapdo! Sell-out comedy tap dance show is back at the Edinburgh Fringe! Awfully addictive eccentric performances combine tap, circus, and music hall schtik for an unforgettable toe-tapping experience you've never seen before. 'What a find' ★★★★ (Scotsman).

C, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

–1

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok The Ladyboys of Bangkok are back in an inferno of fun and frolics, Red Hot Kisses the blazing hot new production, a show like no other! With more than 200 specially designed lavish costumes – everything from fabulous feathers to designer inspired couture and with more songs and production…

The Meadows Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Blues and Burlesque: Hotter Than Hell

Blues and burlesque, it's pretty self-explanatory.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£11.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bosco

£11.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Classical Guitar: Jonathan Prag

Jonathan Prag Jonathan arrives fresh from sell-out international shows after his appearances at this year's Adelaide and Toronto Fringe Festivals. Included in the programme this year are Nikita Koshkin's Usher Waltz, pieces by Bach, Barrios and Fauré and the folk melodies of Turlough O'Carolan. Cuban rhythms add a…

C Too, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

church

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

church

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Soweto Spiritual Singers

Vilakazi Entertainment Group and Underbelly Productions A true celebration of unifying sounds, this is a towering sensation of exuberance with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies to uplift the soul. This inspirational show features the world-famous 27-strong Soweto Spiritual Singers, performing incredible a capella…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

McEwan Hall

£15 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

McEwan Hall

£15 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

McEwan Hall

£14 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Ben Hart – The Vanishing Boy

New magic show from Ben Hart.

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Button

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Belly Button

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brian Kellock and Colin Steele - My Fair Lady

Brian Kellock / Colin Steele Duo Melodic trumpeter Steele joins UK's finest pianist Kellock to re-interpret songs from the Broadway musical. With a Little Bit of Luck there'll be intricate interplay, melodic dynamism and harmonic surprises. Loverly! Age category: PG

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Floor

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

High Noon Over Camelot

The Mechanisms / PBH's Free Fringe Gunslingers, lawmen and hellfire preachers draw iron on the burning metal deserts around Camelot. Sheriff Arthur and the Pendragon Gang chase down the mad visions of Father Galahad. Mordred and Gawain face off, surrounded by ghoulish Saxons. Join bloodthirsty space-pirate crew The…

Why Not?, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

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

KlangHaus

  • 4 stars

Neutrinos / Norwich Arts Centre / Escalator East To Edinburgh KlangHaus is a 360° visceral, enveloping experience challenging conventions of the live gig. An enigmatic salon saturated in sound and souls, soaked in layers of shifting colour, live music, projections: disorientating imagery altering observers…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Soweto Afro-Pop Opera

  • 4 stars

Vilakazi Entertainment Group (PTY)LTD Soweto Afro-Pop is a versatile ensemble showcasing pop, a capella and motown, African and classical music accompanied by a string quartet and a four-piece band in a fresh, vibrant township style.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Cow Barn

£14.50 (£12) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Cow Barn

£14.50 (£12) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Cow Barn

£13 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Alleycats: Contemporary a Cappella

Young, mischievous and ready to drop some fresh beats, The Alleycats sing everything from hip hop mash-ups to Motown and pop - dance moves included. The 13 vocalists in this high-energy act provide award-winning contemporary a cappella, combining a full range of male and female voices amid a velvety blend. Whether…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Three

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Three

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bluegrass Music Festival 2014

A weekend of Bluegrass, old-time, Americana and country music, from home-grown and international talent including Dale Ann Bradley, Love Canon, 4 Wheel Drive and Robirohi.

Ulster American Folk Park, Castletown, Omagh

Fri 29 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 14:00 – 00:00

Sat 30 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Harpsichords at St Cecilia's 3

Ksenia Semenova Ksenia Semenova, winner of the 2013 Volkonsky International Harpsichord Competition in Moscow, makes her St Cecilia's debut in a bravura recital of major keyboard works. After contrasting JS Bach's Partita BWV 828 in D major with his dramatic Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, she will present a Handel Suite…

St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

St Cecilia's Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 650 2805

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Nicky Gayner's Empty Nest

Nicky Gayner / La Favorita Freestival London singer Nicky Gayner brings you an uplifting musical cabaret, which will make you laugh and cry! The journey of a mum rediscovering herself. Heartwarming, amusing songs about raising kids, sending them out into the world and the fun that happens next. Drawing on both familiar…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Really Terrible Orchestra

Musically challenged friends from sister orchestras in the US join the RTO in a celebration of mutual virtuosity to entertain and amuse all with their fiendish interpretations of many familiar pieces of music. The power of a great idea has sown seeds far and wide. Our American cousins join the RTO this year. The urge of…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Scratch: Lands of Glass

  • 3 stars
  • Written by: Alessandro Baricco

This theatrical adaptation brings best-selling Italian novelist Alessandro Baricco's hilarious world of imagination to UK audiences for the first time, featuring live music played on specially created glass instruments: marimbas, chimes, bells, even a Sauvignon-blancophone.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Spectacappella!

All the King's Men After back-to-back official sell-out shows in 2012 and 2013, these men return to the Fringe for the fifth successive year. 'This show is slick, oozes professionalism and utter precision… It would be foolish to miss it!' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). 'My favourite boy band of all time!' ★★★★…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Symphony by Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells

  • 3 stars

nabokov and Soho Theatre Theatre meets live gig and stand-up comedy as three of the UK's hottest writers collaborate with Fringe First winning new writing company nabokov to present a hilarious and eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music and spoken word. Loud music and some strong language Age…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£15 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bosco

£15 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Bosco

£13 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alison Affleck & The Copper Cats

Energetic hot jazz from singer Affleck.

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Loft

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bach to Baby Family Concert

Bach to Baby founder Miaomiao Yu plays a programme of her favourite pieces.

All Saints Church, London SE21

Fri 26 Sep

£10 (Children free) / 020 8676 4550

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Mycenae House, London SE3

Thu 11 Sep

£10 (Children free) / 020 8858 1749

  • 16:00 – 17:00

St Andrew's Church, London N1

Fri 19 Sep

£10

  • 16:00 – 17:00

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