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Bianco

Contemporary circus featuring 16 performers and a live band.

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Thu 21 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

Emily and Stanley's sleep is interrupted by the curious 'Thing' outside.

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Wed 8 Oct

£10 (£9) / 01229 820000

  • 17:00

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.

Munich

Éigse Sport is purity. Sport is truth. Maybe the only truth left to us in this benighted world. So believes middle aged Philip Tierney, choking in the ashes of his beloved Busby Babes, crushed and broken on a snowbound German runway. A fast-paced, witty take on midlife marital crisis. Grab a grandstand seat to witness…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Space 2

£7 (£4.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Space 2

£7 (£4.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 2

£7 (£4.50) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

  • 3 stars

Alan Bissett's sparkling satire for contemporary Scotland.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 18 Sep

Main Auditorium

£10 / 0141 552 4267

Hosted on the day of the independence referendum.

  • 19:45

The Duck Pond

withWings Theatre Company Dynamic, playful re-telling of Swan Lake with infectious live original music, exuberant physical theatre and 'gloriously inventive' (Stage) stagecraft. The Prince’s 21st birthday celebrations transport Rothbart’s fair to a town near and far away, long ago and yesterday. Under moonlight a…

Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

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

Thu 21 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Divallusion with Christina Bianco and Velma Celli

Christina Bianco and Ian Stroughair YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli present a selection of your favourite pop divas in 60 minutes. Through humour, versatile vocals and impressions they'll honour these timeless divas, presenting familiar hits in ways you're unlikely to have seen or heard…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

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

Thu 21 Aug

£12 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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
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Bond!

Gavin Robertson Bond is back… older but still wisecracking… Following performances in the USA and Australia, Gavin Robertson focuses his attention on the Bond phenomenon, in his latest physical cartoon-style parody - exploding every cliché in the book(s)… solo! In which Bond meets his greatest arch-villain yet - Ian…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Aviary

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Aviary

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Thu 21 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Lysistrata

DEM Productions In this very loose, modern adaptation of Aristophanes' classic comedy, Lysistrata, a fiery young woman takes sex and politics into her own hands. Fed up with austerity - the economic war waged on Greece by the Troika - she drunkenly launches a sex strike and occupies the Acropolis with her friends and…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

+2

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

+2

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

+2

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

So It Goes

On the Run Coping with grief hasn't always been easy for Hannah. In fact, in the seven years since her dad died, she's hardly spoken about it. Not one to be defeated, she's enlisted her friend David to help her on a journey through memory, laughter and sorrow, to finally come to terms with losing her dad. Frank, funny…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Iron Belly

£9.50 (£8.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Iron Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Iron Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Iron Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

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

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Siddhartha, the Musical

  • 4 stars

A new look at Herman Hesse's well-known novel.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok The Ladyboys of Bangkok are back in an inferno of fun and frolics, Red Hot Kisses the blazing hot new production, a show like no other! With more than 200 specially designed lavish costumes – everything from fabulous feathers to designer inspired couture and with more songs and production…

The Meadows Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Bunker Trilogy: Agamemnon

Jethro Compton Productions An intense reimagining of the Ancient Greek legend. Enter the trenches, 1918. Journey into the delusions of a shell shocked solider, devastated by war, convinced of a plot to bring him down. Part of The Bunker Trilogy, three classic legends rediscovered in the heart of the Great War. The…

C nova, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

studio 7

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

studio 7

£13.50 (£11.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

studio 7

£13.50 (£11.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Generation of Z: Edinburgh

  • 4 stars

New Zealand Season | Royale Productions Have you got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? The Generation of Z hurls you head first into a world ravaged by the undead. Fight for your future as you journey through a battle against extinction. Set within a maze-like security containment depot swarming with…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Container Yard

£12 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Container Yard

£12 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Container Yard

£12 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Broken Dolls (Razbitye Kuklu)

  • 2 stars

Patere Theatrum (New York) presents the world premiere of Broken Dolls (Razbitye Kuklu), a theatrical, journalistic docu-drama about the traumatic indoctrination suffered by victims of the global sex trafficking industry. Broken Dolls is being performed at C Cubed from 31 July to 25 August (not 12), as part of the…

C cubed, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

main space

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

main space

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

main space

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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.

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.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 11 Sep

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

  • 19:30

macrobert, Stirling

Thu 4 Sep

£14 (£12.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Paisley Arts Centre

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0300 300 1210

  • 19:30

Standby for Tape Back-Up

  • 3 stars

Ross Sutherland with Show And Tell ‘Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sitcoms. Somehow it became the story of my life’. Ross Sutherland attempts a daring experiment in synchronicity. Using nothing but found-footage from one of his granddad’s old…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sinatra: The Final Curtain

Musical based on the life and times of Ol' Blue Eyes.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

Various The perfect appetiser for your evening on the Fringe. The Famous Spiegeltent presents a fast-paced variety show that packs a lot of entertainment into one hour. Enjoy a showcase of the best talent on the Fringe with our hand-picked selection of comics, crooners and cabaret artistes. A show for the cocktail hour…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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