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The Addams Family

  • 3 stars

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Exhibit B

  • 5 stars

A modern look at racism.

Old College, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Dalloway

  • 4 stars

Dyad Productions 1923: The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell shock, and their memories and dreams magically intertwine with those of 15 other disparate souls this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle and upper class…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Upstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

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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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.

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

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

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

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

Dundee Rep

Wed 24 Sep

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

  • 10:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30

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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.

Pirate Gran

  • 4 stars
  • Directed by: Pieter Lawman
  • Written by: Geraldine Durrant

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Udderbelly

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Happy

No Prophet Theatre Company What does it mean to be happy in 2014? How is it even possible? No jobs, no cash and no hope. But still people seem to manage. No Prophet Theatre return to bring you a dark and comic look at how we all continue to stagger (some more successfully than others) towards the holy grail of…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

10Dome

£9 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

10Dome

£9 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

10Dome

£9 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

10Dome

£7 (£6) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

She Loves Me

Stage by Stage Amalia and George loathe each other in person, little do they know they are each other's beloved, anonymous pen pals! When George discovers the identity of his dear friend he must set out to make her love him in person too. This is Olivier and Tony award-winning musical comedy heaven from the authors of…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Taki Maori Haka Experience

Taki Maori The Rhythm of New Zealand: Pulse, beat, chant, stamp, and clap at this this pop-up haka tribal experience from Auckland, New Zealand. A masterpiece in storytelling, unique and moving, experience the action thrills of Maori arts. Travel with us on a journey through the South Seas revealing authentic haka…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

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.

Last Christmas

Dirty Protest Returning home for Christmas, Tom is confronted with the ghosts of his past. Forced to face his demons, he attempts to rescue his family and his future. Will Tom be able to save it all in time? Age category: 12+

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Five

£11 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Five

£11 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Five

£11 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Five

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Princess Initiative

Brylights There's an old saying, 'Never meet your heroes'. Now, from the pen of 17 year old Niamh Simpson comes the relatively newer, but nonetheless true phrase, 'Never meet your childhood animated heroines'. When a former Disney Princess goes off the rails, it is up to one therapist to ensure others do not follow.

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Space 1

£6 (£4) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

Mark Farrelly / Free Festival The shocking untold true story of Patrick Hamilton, 1930s author of Rope, Gaslight and Hangover Square. Hugely powerful and blade-sharp truth telling from a witty and penetrating Soho alcoholic. A chaotic life laid bare to answer the question: How is it you can get to the end of your life…

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Spoiling

  • 2 stars

John McCann's drama set in a newly independent Scotland.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 3 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30

Thu 4 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30

Fri 5 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30

Sat 6 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30

Brave Macbeth

Captivate Drama Brave Macbeth returns to the Fringe following a five-star run in 2013. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare's stories and language, Brave Macbeth has it all, witches, sword fights, catchy tunes, witty script and men in kilts! ‘Billed as a show for children, but definitely fantastically entertaining…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Carousel

  • 4 stars

Jennifer Tremblay's follow-up to The List charts a woman's quest through a labyrinth of memories. Directed by Muriel Romanes and starring Maureen Beattie.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Curing Room

  • 4 stars

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

Fri 22 Aug

KingDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

KingDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

KingDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

KingDome

£11 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dean Friedman's Smarty Pants

DBS Productions and Dean Friedman From the team that brought you the Fringe 2013 family hit Smelly Feet! A children's musical that doesn't know when to shut up! Abby has ideas about everything and loves to tell everyone! Now it's time for Abby to start school … and find herself surrounded by kids who might have just as…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dirty Decadence

  • 2 stars

Theatre with Teeth When pleasure takes over logic. When seven close friends escape to a country estate for a weekend of fun things begin to fall apart when the group's indulgences cross the boundaries of friendship and love. Taking inspiration from Laura Wade's Posh, this piece infuses ballet with a modern narrative.

C nova, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

studio 3

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Forgotten Orchard

A funny, moving play which takes inspiration from apples to consider where our food comes from and how we can grow our own. Ages 6+.

Paisley Arts Centre

Fri 24 Oct

£3 / 0300 300 1210

  • 10:30
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