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Merchant City Festival

Glasgow's swanky part of town continues to round together culture in its diverse festival. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Various venues, Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Sat 26 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

…and 7 more dates until 3 Aug

The Lu-Tings

Theatre Horizon (Hong Kong) Once upon a time a merman tribe called Lu-Tings was said to have settled in the southern tip of China, or what we know as Hong Kong today. Neither fish nor human beings, they tried hard to survive in face of the expanding Han Chinese culture until they could not take it anymore. A massive…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£7)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£7)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 13 Nov

£24.50 (£22.50) / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 27 Sep

£22.50 / 01383 740384

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£24.50 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

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…and at 67 other places

Festival 2014

Transforming the city during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Festival 2014 sees Glasgow burst into life with an invigorating mix of entertainment, culture and enjoyment.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Sat 26 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

…and 7 more dates until 3 Aug

The Pitiless Storm

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Barony Theatre, Bo-ness

Sun 27 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01506 822953

Please note: this is a preview show.

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Mon 28 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01506 822953

Please note: this is a preview show.

  • 19:30 – 21:00

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£12 (£10; Under 18 £7) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

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Sister Act: BBLOC

A production of the smash hit Broadway and West End musical comedy based on the film that featured Whoopi Goldberg in the lead role.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Fri 25 Jul

£15.59–£18.81 / 0844 576 3000

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Jul

£15.59–£18.81 / 0844 576 3000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Best of Burlesque

Chaz Royal & Edinburgh Burlesque Festival. International Impresario Chaz Royal (London Burlesque Festival, Sexy Circus Sideshow) presents an all-star roundup of the best burlesque at the Fringe. Sultry strip tease, cutting edge cabaret and vaudeville variety collide like no other show around! The grand finale of…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Saturday Cabaret

Weekly Saturday cabaret night.

Steampunk Café, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Aug

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 21 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00
  • 13:00

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No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

Common Wealth 'We are sick of it, being ignored. Sick of it, being indoors'. A site-specific play staged in a boxing gym, based on interviews with Muslim female boxers, 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' is devised in collaboration with four 16-19 year old Muslim female performers and explores being young, fearless and…

Sandy's Boxing Gym, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 26 Aug

£12

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sat 26 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

Sun 27 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

Tue 29 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

…and 10 more dates until 10 Aug

Colston Hall, Bristol

Tue 19 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 14:00

Wed 20 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

Thu 21 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00
…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

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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

Wed 30 Jul

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

  • 19:30

Fri 1 Aug

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

  • 19:30

Sat 2 Aug

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

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Derren Brown: Infamous

  • Directed by: Andy Nyman
  • Written by: Derren Brown

The master of mentalism takes his newest show on the road, melding mind games, illusion, showmanship and masses of charm.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 6 Jul 2015

£36–£51

Tue 7 Jul 2015

£36–£51

Wed 8 Jul 2015

£36–£51

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul 2015

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Mon 29 Jun 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0116 233 3111

Tue 30 Jun 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0116 233 3111

Wed 1 Jul 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0116 233 3111

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jul 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon 18 May 2015

£25–£36 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 19 May 2015

£25–£36 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 20 May 2015

£25–£36 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 23 May 2015

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Fleeting Clouds, the Splendid Library

Phoenix Musical and Performing Arts Co., Ltd The story happened in a library called Fleeting-Clouds Mansion in an ancient Chinese city. The library’s owner and a talented lady fell in love, national treasured books acted as their matchmaker. It’s a romantic marriage full of partings and reunions. GuLinshi, the…

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Pentland Auditorium

£20–£25 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£20–£25 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£20–£25 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Guys And Dolls: Summer Youth Project

Nathan Detroit, the organizer of the oldest permanent floating crap game, bets Sky Masterson that he can't make the next girl he sees fall in love with him- this is Miss Sarah Brown of the Save-a-Soul Mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's cold wife and the main attraction at the Hot Box nightclub - Miss Adelaide, only wants to get…

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 25 Jul

£10.50–£17.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Jul

£10.50–£17.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
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Mental

The Vacuum Cleaner The Metropolitan Police call him a 'domestic extremist'. The NHS described him as ‘highly disturbed’ and labelled him with Borderline Personality Disorder. ‘A real and present threat to our business’ is how E.ON described him in the court. He prefers the term Mental. Directed by Perrier Award Best…

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Bedroom, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Bedroom

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

The Bedroom

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Bedroom

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

The Tin Forest

A celebration of Glasgow’s industrial past and creative future inspired by the book by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. Featuring site-specific community performances led by Graham McLaren and Simon Sharkey. Booking is essential.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary

Sat 26 Jul

Times & prices vary

Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 3 Aug

The Atlas of Transformation

Sarah Bradley presents an immersive piece of theatre that attempts to map out a world and our place on it in a cross between a geography seminar, Art Attack and a party.

Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 330 2892

Part of Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival.

  • 19:30

Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium

Flabbergast Theatre The nation's favourite puppet clown duo are back with a spanking new cabaret. Hold on to your hats as they delve for your titillation into the world of the macabre, watch them recreate traditional scenes of geeking, feats of incredible fortitude, endeavours of unimaginable physical endurance and…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

White Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

White Belly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

White Belly

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Dreamboats And Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits Twist & Shout, Handy Man, Pretty Woman and One Fine Day.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Mon 29 Sep

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 19:30

Tue 30 Sep

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 4 Oct

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 22 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Tue 23 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 Sep

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£9.75–£44.50

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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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

And They Played Shang-a-Lang

Number one hits from the era accompany this tale of growing up in 1970s Edinburgh.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Cabaret Du Cirque

The burlesque, cabaret and circus show are all about high class vintage entertainment.

North Pier Theatre, Blackpool

Thu 31 Jul

£12 / 01253 621452

Thu 7 Aug

£12 / 01253 621452

Thu 14 Aug

£12 / 01253 621452

…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug

Death Shall Have No Dominion

Death Shall Have No Dominion 'Reputation is … oft got without merit, and lost without deserving' Othello. Death Shall Have No Dominion is a two part production exploring the fragility of reputation and the legacy we leave behind. Bosworth 1485 and Mametz Wood 1916 – two battles which changed history. In 2014…

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children’s events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various Venues, North Berwick

Mon 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Tue 5 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Wed 6 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

…and 4 more dates until 10 Aug back to top