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The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

  • 3 stars

Alan Bissett's sparkling satire for contemporary Scotland.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Beside

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Beside

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Just the Wee One

£11 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Wee One

£11 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Wee One

£11 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Pitiless Storm

  • 4 stars

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

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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Exhibit B

  • 5 stars

A modern look at racism.

Old College, Edinburgh

Fri 22 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.

Mon 25 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Lippy

  • 4 stars

Dead Centre Fourteen years ago four women made an extraordinary decision. They decided to die. We weren’t there. This is not their story. We don’t know what they said. We are only putting words in their mouths. A haunting investigation into why we tell stories in the face of tragedy, Lippy was widely acknowledged as…

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.

April in Paris

  • Directed by: John Godber
  • Written by: John Godber

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 8 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 16 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

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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

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

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Welcome to Terezin

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 1944, Terezin, near Prague is dubbed Hitler's 'village for the Jews'. Is it a Paradise ghetto as the Nazis claim, where the work of musicians and actors thrives? Or something far more sinister? Film star Kurt Gerron is making a documentary about the camp and the Carousel Cabaret is rehearsing for…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Wine Bar

£9 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Wine Bar

£9 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Wine Bar

£9 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Animal Farm

  • 4 stars
  • Written by: George Orwell

Guy Masterson presents his acclaimed solo adaptation of George Orwell's political novel, in which a collection of oppressed animals take over the running of their farm.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. 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

  • 16:30

Dundee Rep

Tue 23 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 24 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 13:30
  • 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

  • 16:30

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Dr Longitude's Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

  • 4 stars

Les Enfants Terribles Roll up for the most magnifical, tremendible and fantasticulous experience in town! Ever wanted to count a Decapus' legs? Or wondered what a Whistling Pank eats? Would you like to catch a glimpse of the fabled 'Massive Paw', lick a Tresillian toad? Or see a cow that looks like Brian May? Then…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Every Brilliant Thing

  • 3 stars

Paines Plough / Pentabus Theatre Company You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. You start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Roundabout

£15 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Pioneer

  • 4 stars

curious directive/ NNF/ Watford Palace Theatre/ Escalator East to Edinburgh In 2025 the first human mission to Mars disappeared without a trace. Years later a reclusive Indian billionaire named Mrs Singh is leading Ghara I, a new attempt. In Siberia, two Russian brothers drive a Lada Sputnik 1.3 in search of the birth…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Singin' in the Rain

Jonathan Church's production of the all-singing, all-dancing 1940s romp.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 3 Sep

£19.50–£45 / 01274 432000

Sat 6 Sep

£19.50–£45 / 01274 432000

Wed 10 Sep

£19.50–£45 / 01274 432000

Sat 13 Sep

£19.50–£45 / 01274 432000

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£60 / 0844 871 7647

Sunshine on Leith

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

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alison Jackson: A Story in the Public Domain

Hibrow Hour An iconoclastic new opera devised and directed by multi award-winning artist, photographer and filmmaker Alison Jackson, internationally renowned for her satirical lookalike images (including BBC2 Bafta winning series Doubletake). Celebrities beware! www.alisonjackson.com. The show may contain mild adult…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Dissection Room

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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.

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.

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Bugle Boy: D Day Tour

  • Written by: Glenn Miller (music)

A musical drama by Den Stevenson, which traces the life, career and mysterious disappearance of the late bandleader and composer Glenn Miller. This Bruce James Production features classic Miller songs.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 19 Sep

£18–£20; £15 / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

Sat 20 Sep

£18–£20; £15 / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Fri 5 Sep

£21.50 (£19.50; £18.50) / 01502 533200

  • 14:30

Theatre Royal, Lincoln

Sat 30 Aug

£19–£22 ( £18) / 01522 519999

  • 14:30

Don't Let Go

Manic Chord Theatre Leonard’s life is absorbed in nullity, that is until he meets the most unlikely of saviours; a red balloon. Don’t Let Go tells the most enchanting and beautiful of stories, whilst exploring what it means to be an adult. Highlighting the importance of play in our lives, this show celebrates the…

Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Early Doors

  • 3 stars

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Pub

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The God Box: A Daughter's Story

The God Box Project An overachieving daughter, devastated after the sudden loss of her mother, makes a startling discovery: private boxes of notes to God written by the very hand that has slipped away. These secret petitions, scribbled on torn pages and Post-its, lure her onto an emotional rollercoaster, ricocheting…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Downstairs

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Downstairs

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Downstairs

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Going Out West

Asa Nisi Masa Thrusts you into an all guns blazing, swashbuckling, pint sipping (downing) adventure, following four should-be men on their twisted journey through time, space and adolescence. In a world where boys face infinite contradictions about what they should be, our lost boys embark on an extraordinary quest to…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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