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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

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

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00

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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

Tales From The MP3

  • Directed by: Julia Samuels

Young people from the award-winning 20 Stories High tell each other's true stories straight from their MP3 players. As they hear the words in their headphones, the performers deliver line for line to the audience what they are hearing.

Unicorn Theatre, London SE1

Fri 12 Sep

020 7645 0560

  • 11:00 – 12:10

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

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

Wed 20 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

Thu 21 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

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The Pokey Hat

An interactive musical show celebrating stories from Glasgow’s East End. Performed outside an ice cream van with cones handed out to the lucky audience.

Dunollie Castle, Oban

Wed 30 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01631 570550

  • 11:00

Glasgow Green

Sat 26 Jul

Free unticketed

  • 11:00

Mull Theatre, Isle of Mull

Thu 31 Jul

£6 (Children £4) / 01688 302828

Art in the Park

Art and craft activities, music, theatre and performances over two days in Jephson Gardens.

Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 07768 617081

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 07768 617081

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Shrek the Musical CANCELLED

American High School Theatre Festival Set in a mythical once upon a time land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared, retreats to an ugly swamp to exist in happy isolation. However, homeless fairy tale characters raid his sanctuary after being evicted by the…

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Main Theatre

£5 / 0131 447 7597

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

The Y, Leicester

Thu 23 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0116 255 7066

  • 11:30

Men in the Cities

Chris Goode and Company in association with Royal Court Theatre Three-time Fringe First winner Chris Goode (Monkey Bars) returns to the Traverse with an incendiary piece of experimental storytelling. Framed by two violent deaths – the apparently inexplicable suicide of a young gay man, and the murder of drummer Lee…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Buxton Opera House

Sun 14 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 4 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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…and at 11 other places

RIVERRUN

Produced by TheEmergencyRoom/ Galway International Arts Festival/ Cusack Projects Limited '…Soft morning, city! Lsp! I am leafy speafing. Lpf! Folty and folty all the nights have being falling… Not a sound, falling. Lispn! No wind no word …' Olwen Fouéré, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers, performs her acclaimed…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Snow Dog

Full House Theatre / Escalator East to Edinburgh This fun and uplifting show is a poignant and playful exploration of love and loss for children and their families. Full House Theatre fuses music, song, dance and puppetry to create children’s theatre at its spellbinding best. The story follows a young girl’s journey…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 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.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 23 Aug

The Trojan Women

ETC The war is over but the battles rage on. The city is in ruins and only the women remain, awaiting their fate. A contemporary, atmospheric and intimate reworking of the classic Euripides text, focusing on the aftermath of war. Tense, energetic tragedy, created using testimonies from recent conflicts and performed…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug

The Addams Family

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Burton

Miles Productions Winner – Best International Show, Hollywood Fringe 2010. Vividly presenting the life of the great Welsh actor from humble beginnings to Hollywood megastar. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Baillie Room

£5 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 23 Aug

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£4 / 0131 556 9579

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

Dead Wait

Block Stop Sarah Parker wakes up in an empty room. She has been kidnapped. Communicating via a headset and live feeds your role is to guide her to safety through a maze of challenges. Dead Wait is a live, interactive video game. Your objectives are clear: Get Sarah out alive. Save the others. Catch the kidnapper. With…

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Game Lab, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Game Lab

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Game Lab

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Game Lab

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 17 Aug

Exhibit B

A modern look at racism.

Old College, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 23 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

House of Asia

Asia/Scotland fusion of music, dance and food & drink.

The Round, Glasgow

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 01:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 01:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 01:00
…and 6 more dates until 2 Aug back to top

merry christmas, Ms Meadows

Belarus Free Theatre Internationally acclaimed and fearlessly inventive Belarus Free Theatre (2013 Impatto Totale Award and 2011 Fringe First Award winners) return to Edinburgh with a brand new production which challenges the roles of identity, gender and sexuality in the world today. Using first degree research from…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

QueenDome

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

QueenDome

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

QueenDome

£11.50 (£10.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 25 Aug

Oliver Twist

Livewire Theatre Livewire celebrate 12 years at the Fringe, returning with their acclaimed production Oliver Twisted. A dark retelling of Dickens’ classic tale of dispossessed innocence. Set in Berlin 1945, a city bombed, blitzed and burnt into ruin. Children swarm like rats. Brothel madams, black marketeers sell…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug

Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies Summer School

Drama, singing and dancing classes for ages 7–12, leading up to a performance of Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Mon 18 Aug

£140–£155 / 02392 828282

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 19 Aug

£140–£155 / 02392 828282

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 20 Aug

£140–£155 / 02392 828282

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

The Singing Kettle: Fantastic Funfair

Thrills and spills as the Kettle gang take on the helter skelters and merry-go-rounds of the funfair! With old songs including 'Apples and Bananas' and 'My Aunt Came Back' as well as some brand new ditties, plus the all-important chance for kids to join the team onstage.

Assembly Rooms, Wick

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01955 602584

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 13 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 14 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 7 Sep

£12 / 01383 602302

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The Curing Room

Stripped Down Productions Spring 1944 - seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in southern Poland. Deprived of all ties to their world, the prisoners redefine their concepts of order and human nature. In order to survive the men…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top