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The Genius of George Gershwin

Ensemble Following highly successful evenings with Novello, Berlin, Porter and Kern evenings, Fife’s premier operatic concert group Ensemble (www.ensembleinfife.org.uk) celebrates its 25th successive year in the superb setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West with a programme in word and song celebrating the genius…

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Haggis Haggis Haggis

  • 4 stars

Ideoms Theatre Till it's comin' oot yer lugs! This is the true Haggis story, with giant ovens hotter than the Canaries. See the mythical wee beastie hunted and slain, Rabbie Burns evoked, the haggis-makers’ waltz and more! An original, sometimes surreal look at the part this humble dish (echoed in many cultures) plays…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hairspray: White Rock Theatre Summer Youth Project

This feel-good musical is full of fantastic songs and dance routines.

The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Sat 23 Aug

£12 (£10) / 01424 462288

  • 19:30

Hamlet

Cog & Sprocket Productions Three actors, one hour… Denmark will never be the same. The tragedy of Hamlet as you have never seen it before. Premiering in 2014, a brand new look at Shakespeare's tragic tale of revenge, ambition and majesty the tragedy of Hamlet the Prince of Denmark, adapted and directed by Jo Marsh.

theSpace @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Helen Lawrence

The story of one woman's journey, tracking her target across the city.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 26 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck

  • 4 stars

Out Cast Theatre From the wicked pen of Steven Dawson and Out Cast Theatre, Australia's premiere GLBTI theatre company comes the campest, tackiest show you’ll see this year. Previous Fringe sell-out seasons include Monstrous Acts, Jane Austen’s Guide to Pornography, Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger. Three camp, hammy…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre 2

£11 (£9) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Improv Musical

Music Theatre Warwick An hour of improvised musical mayhem to have you roaring with laughter. Your host will ask you, the audience, to make the decisions that create the story: the characters, the scenario, and even the song titles! Embarrassing Bodies, Fat Camp, the Daily Mail … just three examples of the crazy…

C, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote Of La Mancha

  • 3 stars

Little Soldier present an imaginative interpretation of the novel with physical comedy, musical accompaniment and onstage visual arts used to portray the humour of the tale.

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Monkey House

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Monkey House

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Monkey House

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jesus Christ Superstar: Malvern Theatres Young Company

  • Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber

The talented company of young performers presents a production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical about the last days of Christ.

Malvern Theatres

Sat 23 Aug

Forum Theatre

£14–£16; £8 under 26s / 01684 892 277

  • 19:00

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The colourful and light-hearted cabaret style-musical featuring the trans-gender showgirls of Thailand's capital.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Wed 8 Oct

£22.50 (£21) / 01553 764864

  • 19:30

macrobert, Stirling

Mon 1 Sep

£23.50 (£20.50) / 01786 466666

  • 20:00

Tue 2 Sep

£23.50 (£20.50) / 01786 466666

  • 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

£23.50 (£20.50) / 01786 466666

  • 20:00

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

£23 (£21) / 0141 332 1846

  • 19:30

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Les Miserables: CODYS

The famous musical set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of unrequited love and broken dreams, passion, sacrifice and redemption a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Wed 3 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0151 907 8360

  • 19:30

Thu 4 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0151 907 8360

  • 19:30

Fri 5 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0151 907 8360

  • 19:30

Sat 6 Sep

£15 (£13) / 0151 907 8360

  • 19:30

Letters Home

A verbal, visual and musical journey in and around Charlotte Square Gardens. Working in partnership with multi award-winning Scottish theatre company Grid Iron, Edinburgh International Book Festival commissioned four writers to produce brand new pieces of short fiction in the form of letters which have been adapted…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

In Your Face Theatre Have you ever been given a protective suit at a show, sat in the middle of the room with the action all round you as everyone and everything is splattered in blood? Then you haven't ever taken part in an IYF Theatre experience. Returning to the Fringe after last year's sell-out five-star production…

Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Masters Room

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Masters Room

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lynn Ruth Miller: Not Dead Yet

Lynn Ruth Miller (USA) Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 years old. She's lived a lot and nearly died a few times too. She's faced massive fears and eaten a lot of last suppers, from discharging herself from hospital after being given two weeks to live, to starting stand-up comedy at 71. The 2013 TO&ST Award winner guides us…

C nova, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

studio 5

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

studio 5

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

studio 5

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Man Enough

British Exist Theatre / Free Festival Chris is 18 years old and embracing his out-and-proud lifestyle. Along with his best friend and flatmate, Kate, he plans to conquer the world one man at a time. Life is good. Sex, drink and work. But when he stumbles into Joey, a coke-addicted rent boy, love and sex will take on a…

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Men in the Cities

  • 4 stars

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

Sat 23 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Modernist Event

The Lincoln Company Combines a breathtaking new rendition of their popular avant-garde piece, Artaud: A Trilogy, with kitsch and quirky dada extravaganza, Gas Heart. Through the use of sensory exploitation, extreme physicality and surreal projections, a contemporary theatre of cruelty is born. You are invited to enter…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Motortown

HeRo Productions Motortown is a fierce, violent and controversial response to the Iraq war and anti-war movement. ‘I don't blame the war. The war was all right. I miss it. It's just you come back to this’. With images of abuse and torture playing on his mind, Danny returns from Basra to 2004 England. We follow him as…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

International 1

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

International 1

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Naked in Alaska

  • 3 stars

Best Solo Show, FringeNYC; Audience Favourite, Chicago Fringe. Two girls escape California to work at a strip club in the Alaskan wilderness. An adventure that begins in innocence lures them into a 10-year career testing the limits of friendship and the will to survive. Told with pole dancing and over a dozen characters…

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

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Nancy Dell’Olio: Rainbows From Diamonds

Intelligent Artist Management / Gilded Balloon TV personality Nancy Dell’Olio reveals her secrets to surviving with glamour: this is a woman who has never let fate smudge her make-up. With unrestrained Italian glamour and self-deprecating wit, Nancy shares her beliefs on choosing how to live with yourself, even if your…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Dining Room

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Dining Room

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Nathan Penlington: Choose Your Own Documentary

CYOD Ltd Winner of Fringe First 2013 - back by popular demand. ★★★★ (Times). ★★★★ (Evening Standard). ★★★★ (Scotsman). A forgotten diary falls out of an old book. What would you do? Join Nathan Penlington and a team of filmmakers as they embark on a quest to find the author of the diary and unravel the mystery of its…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Wine Bar

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Wine Bar

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Wine Bar

£10.50 (£8) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Notoriously Yours

Five Point One (Australia) in association with C theatre Secrets, lies, hook-ups and spies. Theatrical wild-child, Van Badham, director of The Economist, goes noir against the surveillance state. A woman uses the internet to arrange anonymous sex with a man - but the encounter is not the secret the lovers imagine. He's…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Oliver!

  • Written by: Lionel Bart (book)

A production of the famous musical based on Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist, featuring Lionel Bart's sensational score is packed full of joyful songs.

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Sat 23 Aug

£10; £12.50 (£8; £10) / 02837 521821

  • 19:00

Phone Whore: A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions

Cameryn Moore / Free Festival. Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. Listen closely: she may change your views on sex forever. 'The kind of wondrous theatre work that forces you to face not just your own limits, but also what the limits are for text, performance and - let me say…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

International 4

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

International 4

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Psychic Evening

A mystical evening's entertainment with clairvoyants Second Sight.

The Carlisle Pub, Hastings

Thu 28 Aug

£5 / 01424 420193

  • 18:30 – 22:30

Thu 25 Sep

£5 / 01424 420193

  • 18:30 – 22:30

Thu 30 Oct

£5 / 01424 420193

  • 18:30 – 22:30
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