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Dinosaur Zoo

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

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00

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Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£4 / 0131 556 9579

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised

The Fringe hit returns for a fifth year! After a sell-out run in 2013, Racing Minds return with an improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions – unique every day, and bigger and better than ever before! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 15 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

Sun 16 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

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The Addams Family

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Out of Water

Helen Paris and Caroline Wright / Escalator East to Edinburgh The singers are out of breath. The swimmers are out of their depth. At sunrise and sunset, for three days only, a captivating spectacle will emerge on Edinburgh’s beach. Singers and swimmers strike out towards the water’s edge looking out intently, searching…

Summerhall @ Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Portobello Beach

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Portobello Beach

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Portobello Beach

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Spoiling

Scotland’s Foreign Minister will soon deliver a keynote speech outlining the newly-independent nation’s relationship with the former UK. But there’s a problem. She’s refusing to speak the words she’s been given. There’s something else she wants to say. At odds with her party, and pursued by a harassed party worker, she…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Traverse 2

£12 (£7) / 0131 228 1404

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

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 1 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

The Snow Dog

Full House Theatre / Escalator East to Edinburgh This fun and uplifting show is a poignant and playful exploration of love and loss for children and their families. Full House Theatre fuses music, song, dance and puppetry to create children’s theatre at its spellbinding best. The story follows a young girl’s journey…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Pleasance Two

£8 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Horizontal Collaboration

Performed daily by four new actors, always reading blind. Intense drama where sex, power and politics meet emotion, seduction and destruction. From multi-award-winning writer/director David Leddy: ‘leading theatrical innovator’ (Times), ‘genius’ (Scotsman), ‘Fringe institution’ (Independent). Four lamps, four laptops…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

White Room Theatre Wake up and smell the coffee! Come and be welcomed by our friendly cast and enjoy a fresh good morning Edinburgh theatre experience! Three all new rotating menus (why not book all three!) of funny, charming, stimulating ten-minute international plays, all served up with hot coffee, fresh croissant…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

QueenDome

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

The Box – Free

Polymorph Theatre/Jan van der Black – Laughing Horse Free Fringe An implacable curse. But nobody believes in curses, do they? Until it happens to them. We all make choices. But what if an unrelenting, unforgiving evil makes choices for us? Jill stole The Box and paid the price. Is she mad or is it real? Did she choose…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

The Curing Room

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

Thu 31 Jul

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

KingDome

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Tiger Tale

A troubled family’s world turns upside down when a tiger appears. It’s chaotic, it’s dangerous but brilliantly funny. With captivating dancers and live music, the evocative sound score brings the tiger to life, whilst the impressive set unleashes the chaos of the tiger in exciting and unexpected ways. Enjoy the thrill of…

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£4.95–£8.94 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

£4.95–£8.94 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

£4.95–£8.94 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

£4.95–£8.94 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Donald Robertson Is Not a Stand-Up Comedian

New piece by writer/performer Gary McNair – a coming of age story which looks at comedy in an entirely different light.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Early Doors

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Pub

£6 / 0131 225 2803

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Pub

£6 / 0131 225 2803

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Buxton Opera House

Sun 14 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 4 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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RIVERRUN

Produced by TheEmergencyRoom/ Galway International Arts Festival/ Cusack Projects Limited '…Soft morning, city! Lsp! I am leafy speafing. Lpf! Folty and folty all the nights have being falling… Not a sound, falling. Lispn! No wind no word …' Olwen Fouéré, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers, performs her acclaimed…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 11:00

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Also on at:

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The Free Fringe Festival Outdoor Launch

Laughing Horse Free Festival & Pear Tree House Launching a season of outdoor performances in the courtyard at the Pear Tree with buskers, musicians, cabaret, comedy and much, much more. And it's all free! www.freefestival.co.uk.

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stage

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Unfaithful

Can relationships withstand the brutality of betrayal? Joan and Tom, Tara and Peter; two couples struggling to comprehend their roles as lovers, partners and individuals. As Tom and Tara face the tedium of daily life, how far will they go to feel their hearts beat again? When their paths cross, the emotional fall-out will…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Traverse 1 / Over-16s only

£13 (£7) / 0131 228 1404

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Traverse 1 / Over-16s only

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Traverse 1 / Over-16s only

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Blood Brothers

Lambrook Theatre 'Did you hear the story of the Johnson twins? As like each other as bright new pins'. Lambrook Theatre's sparkling production of the original stage version of Willy Russell's classic tale will make you laugh and cry. Opportunities are limited for young Mickey, but his twin brother, separated at birth…

Ideal Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sun 10 Aug

£7

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Chalk About

A playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for … Join Christine and Hendrik as they ask some big questions about identity and the meaning of life. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Is it…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Enormous Turnip

Spotlites Theatre Productions Help grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little'uns come onstage throughout! Join Boy and Grandad as they tend the seeds! The family is hungry; what will…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Workshop

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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