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Beowulf: The Blockbuster

  • 5 stars

The UK premiere of Beowulf: The Blockbuster is at the Pleasance Courtyard: Beside, Edinburgh from Wednesday 30 July to Sunday 24 August at 12.50pm. It is written and performed by Bryan Burroughs, directed by David Horan designed by Maree Kearns with lighting by Kevin Smith: the creative team for 2013 Fringe First Award…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Beside

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bianco

Contemporary circus featuring 16 performers and a live band.

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Addams Family

  • 3 stars

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime show, filled with power, humour, dance, and traditional Japanese drums, that has performed in more than 20 countries including the United States, India, Taiwan, Brazil, Korea, and others. Don't miss this unique chance to see Japanese traditional instruments like Japanese drums…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Eric's Tales of the Sea

Ex-Submariner Eric tells of life beneath the ocean wave, with astonishing visuals and many a dark-edged joke.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Wee One

£11 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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Belfast Boy

A story based on real events. Martin, an aspiring dancer, has to flee Belfast during the troubles in the 1970s with his family. Sent to England via boat we see how Martin copes with his sexuality, tragedy and his family.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Zone Theatre

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sweet Mambo

Pina Bausch's piece of dance theatre about the relationship between the sexes.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Christeene: The Christeene Machine

  • 4 stars

A gender-blending booty-pounding queer musical.

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Belly Dancer

£12 (£11) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Inheritance Blues

DugOut Theatre Back by popular demand, DugOut Theatre return with their award-winning, Fringe favourite Inheritance Blues. A comedy about decade old rivalries, heavy drinking, familial debt and a blues cover band. Join this exciting young company for a night of laugh out loud comedy, consummate storytelling and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance Above

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lili la Scala: Another Fucking Variety Show

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy With Tape On His Face. ‘Fantastic…charm, talent and innuendo in abundance. A must see…’ ★★★★★ (ArtsAwardVoice.com). ‘La Scala was everything a…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Calypso Nights

Theatre Beating Calypso Nights - an exploration of wonder. Venezuelan Calypso DJ Juan Vesuvius (aka Barnie Duncan) uses two turntables and a microphone, vinyl records, plus maracas (and a beautiful handmade shirt) to tell a musical tale. He makes amusing remarks and punchlines simultaneously. Covering the history of…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Downstairs

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Kim Noble: You’re Not Alone

Soho Theatre Blending performance, comedy and film, Kim Noble tries to get close to other people on this planet. Keith for instance. You maybe. You’re Not Alone is a provocative, moving and comic production that chronicles one man’s attempts at connection, friendship and employment at B&Q. Kim Noble takes his…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brazouka

  • 4 stars

Brazouka UK The World Premiere of Braz Dos Santos' extraordinary true story from the toughest streets of Brazil. Sixteen dazzling dancers take audiences on a breathtaking journey of intense passion, sizzling sensuality, pulsing music and explosive energy. This unique dance drama is performed by Brazil's most thrilling…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

  • 4 stars

A celebration of Janis Joplin. Written by Peter Arnott and directed by Cora Bissett.

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 11 Sep

£10–£16 / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45

Fri 12 Sep

£10–£16 / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45

Sat 13 Sep

£10–£16 / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45

Saturday Cabaret

Weekly Saturday cabaret night.

Steampunk Café, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Ernest And The Pale Moon

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest And The Pale Moon is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from Les Enfants Terrible.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance One

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance One

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Lady Rizo

  • 4 stars

The multi award-winning, cabaret superstar returns to Soho with her luscious vocals, irrefutable glamour and piercing wit.

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 8 Sep

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Tue 9 Sep

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Wed 10 Sep

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

…and 9 more dates until 20 Sep

Sunshine on Leith

Stephen Greenhorn's uplifting musical based on the music of The Proclaimers.

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

  • 3 stars

Alan Bissett's sparkling satire for contemporary Scotland.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 18 Sep

Main Auditorium

£10 / 0141 552 4267

Hosted on the day of the independence referendum.

  • 19:45

Trainspotting

  • 3 stars

In Your Face Theatre To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Irvine Welsh novel, relive the story like never before. Take part in this once in a life time promenade experience and expect heavy drug use, strong language and scenes of both a violent and sexual nature. Expect the walls to move, to be part of a rave and…

Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Man Who Would Be King

A pulsating piece of rough theatre that rips up Kipling's adventure story to interrogate Britain's place in the world today.

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Aviary

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Aviary

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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