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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

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Beyond the Cabaret Unique - the only word to describe this show. With a cheeky nod to the world of fable, Dixey delivers acrobatics, contemporary dance, comedy, music and a healthy measure of naked male beauty. Thrilling sensations are guaranteed as our immaculately…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Central

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Peter Powers

Hypnotist act from Powers, who has been called 'the Ali G of stage hypnosis'. Please note the Fri show is a 'Fun Night Friday', Sat 7.30pm show is 'Saucy Saturday' (safe for teens) and the Sat 'Midnight Madness' is over 18s only.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 9 Aug

£12.50–£16 (Family £7.50 per person Fri only) / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning)

Sat 16 Aug

£12.50–£16 (Family £7.50 per person Fri only) / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning)

Sat 23 Aug

£12.50–£16 (Family £7.50 per person Fri only) / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning)

Sat 30 Aug

£12.50–£16 (Family £7.50 per person Fri only) / 0141 332 1846

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning)

50 Shades! The Musical. The Original Parody

Edinburgh Book Club The international smash parody is a sexy, hilarious send up of the greatest novel ever, Fifty Shades of Grey. 'Exuberant and entertaining. Delivers the goods' (New York Times, Critics' Pick). 'Funny and raunchy' (New York Post). 'Hilarious' (Cosmopolitan Magazine). 'Filthy and funny. In other words…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain. Based on the children's books by Terry Deary.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 26 Nov

£14 (£11; £44) / 020 8561 8371

  • 22:30

Thu 27 Nov

£14 (£11; £44) / 020 8561 8371

  • 22:30
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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

Tue 19 Aug

Traverse 1

£13 (£7) / 0131 228 1404

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

The Gruffalo

A musical adaptation of the beloved picture book by Julia Donaldson.

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Fri 5 Dec

£13.50 (£11.50) / 02476 524524

  • 01:30 (Saturday morning)

The Post Show

The Berserker Residents We begin at the end. As the audience takes their seats, the show concludes. A post-show discussion commences and morphs into a hilarious, contorted, face-melting, loop of insanity. Part scripted and part improvisation, The Post Show is front-to-back hilarious, yes, but it's also an honest and…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Two

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Two

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Two

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Friday Folies Bergere

A cabaret and burlesque show starring legendary performer Holly Penfield and beautiful piano virtuoso Chrys Columbine, plus other femmes fatales.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00

Ten Bits On Boondoggling

Job Details / Technical Specifications: 2 x builders - 1 x hammer - 1 x hacksaw (0.4 metres) - 1 x nail-gun (35mm, 240v) - 100 x press ups - 2 x 6-packs - ? x surrounding voices. Planning Permission: GRANTED. PPE: Hardhat, Hi-Vis, Ear-Plugs, Safety Goggles. Invoice to follow…

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:40 – 23:40

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:40 – 23:40

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 8765

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:40 – 23:40
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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

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

QueenDome

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

The Generation of Z: Edinburgh

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 31 Jul

Container Yard

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Container Yard

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Container Yard

£12 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Big Top

£20

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Big Top

£20

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

La Clique

Various 'Best show on the Fringe' (Scotsman). 'An intoxicating fusion of music, comedy, acrobatics and erotica… An unforgettable night … an awe inspiring kaleidoscope' (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Extraordinary, out of this world experience' (Journal de Montreal). ‘Fast, rude, funny, fantastic’ (Sydney Morning Herald).

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£20 (£18) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£20 (£18) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£20 (£18) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Sound to Sea

Glasgow event makers Cryptic celebrate 20 years with a banger of a party featuring over 150 performers, including Treacherous Orchestra, Rachel Sermanni, Miaoux Miaoux, Tigerstyle and more. The 'night-time musical extravaganza' takes place over two summer nights along the River Clyde and quayside, with further…

River Clyde

Fri 1 Aug

Free (ticketed) / 0141 420 5003

Part of Glasgow. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 21:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free (ticketed) / 0141 420 5003

Part of Glasgow. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 21:30
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This is Ceilidh

Scotland's most famous shindig as you've never seen it before. A riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing. Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, the essential Edinburgh experience. Come prepared to party, anything could happen. www.thisisceilidh.com. Age category: PG

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Monski Mouse Media / Tony Roberts Wickedly naughty jokes, exceptionally clean tricks, from this award-winning magician. Tony Roberts' iconic storytelling style, belies his deft sleight of hand, producing baffling illusions, while charming his audience with laughter. Understated and ingenious, captivating and hilarious.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Downstairs

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Downstairs

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Trainspotting

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 31 Jul

Almaz Theatre

£7 / 0131 226 6522

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£7 / 0131 226 6522

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Almaz Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 6522

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae

Teatro Magnetico Willie MacRae - anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician, and successful lawyer, whose death prompted speculation that he was murdered by the state. MacRae was found dying in his car on a highland road in 1985 with a single gunshot wound to his head, apparently fired from his own gun. Was he under…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

A Male Soprano

Fireden Productions An Aussie bloke that sings like a girl!? A fascinating story of a unique voice that can span the octaves. An honest tale with comedy and songs that must be seen and heard to be believed. Age category: 14+

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Vault

£7 (£5) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Alice

Fourth Monkey Theatre Company ‘It was perfect’ ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Guide). ‘Frankly wonderful’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? But if I'm not the same, the next question is "Who in the world am I?”’ (Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Venue

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Venue

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Venue

£14 (£12) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 23 Aug

Between The Sheets With Miss Polly Rae

Burlesque superstar and founder of the global striptease sensation The Hurly Burly Show, Miss Polly Rae returns to the London stage with her most intimate show yet.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 1 Aug

£17.50–£22.50 (£16)

  • 21:30 – 23:30

Fri 8 Aug

£17.50–£22.50 (£16)

  • 21:30 – 23:30

Bonded by Blood

3B theatre Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are two of the most infamous and taboo criminals of the last century. This dark new musical explores the mentality behind their horrendous acts and why and how this could have happened. Whilst deeply shocked and repulsed in researching this subject two generations on, Alana…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Zone Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

Christeene: The Christeene Machine

Soho Theatre, ArKtype and Johnson/Mackay Enter The Christeene Machine: A gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre gutter, commanded by Christeene: a human pissoir of foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality. The Christeene Machine explodes across the London skyline with a…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Belly Dancer

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Belly Dancer

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Cirque De L'Amour: Starquest Performing Arts

A show where your imagination can fly and you can fall in love.

The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Sun 27 Jul

£9 / 01634 338338

  • 21:00
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