Theatre, Cabaret, free events

34 events

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Imaginary Girlfriend

Danny Mullins / Free Festival Just fantasy? Or will we…? Get involved! Interactive comic-tragic musical magic. Eclectic. Improvised. Alive. Weird and wonderful characters light up dark places. Open up the cabaretness! ‘Edinburgh's troubadour’ (Forest Cafe). ‘Local hero’ (Jazz Bar). www.dannymullins.co.uk.

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Saturday Cabaret

Weekly Saturday cabaret night.

Steampunk Café, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Paul Dabek: Liar Liar

Paul Dabek / PBH's Free Fringe Paul Dabek deceptively weaves a tangled web of comedy, magic and lies. Paul has taken the Fringe by storm for the last four years. Come and see why Time Out called him a 'superb showman' and experience what Scotsman described as 'machine gun delivery and genuinely funny'. Liar Liar…

The Jam House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Main Stage Area

Free / 0131 226 4380

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Dizney Rascal

  • 3 stars

Rebecca Humphries / La Favorita Freestival Disney lied to Rebecca. She never married a Prince, her flat is no castle, and her nannies definitely never looked like Julie Andrews. With live accompaniment and special guests, the star of Comedy Central's Big Bad World exposes the questionable moral messages Walt and co…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alex the Mind Reader

Alex McAleer / Free Festival Mentalist, mind-magician or psychological-illusionist - call him what you will, Alex McAleer reads minds. This is contemporary mentalism at its best, combining a sharp wit with 'uncanny powers of prediction' (ThisIsCabaret.com). Alex reveals strangers' secrets, demonstrates why you should…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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High Noon Over Camelot

The Mechanisms / PBH's Free Fringe Gunslingers, lawmen and hellfire preachers draw iron on the burning metal deserts around Camelot. Sheriff Arthur and the Pendragon Gang chase down the mad visions of Father Galahad. Mordred and Gawain face off, surrounded by ghoulish Saxons. Join bloodthirsty space-pirate crew The…

Why Not?, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tamar Broadbent: All By My Selfie

Musical comedy about self-discovery.

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mr Susie's Last Chance Cabaret

Feelgood and whimsical cabaret.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

The Philosorap Cabaret

Charlie Dupré / PBH's Free Fringe Join Immanuel as he takes you on a colourful journey in rap through the history of thought. Featuring Descartes with the rationalistic hip-hop, David Hume avoiding the attentions of an abandoned self, young Arthur’s heartbroken plea to reality, a chicken who comes a cropper to his…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 07771 747303

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 07771 747303

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 07771 747303

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

An Elephant in the Room

John Legg / Free Festival Scottish migrant Wee Leggie returns from Australia with the wrong accent, double bass and swag-full of big hairy things we pretend don’t exist such as euthanasia, stationery-lust and incontinence. Humorous original songs, engaging spoken word and dark satire. ‘A poetic and singing performance…

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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James Freedman: Man of Steal

PBH's Free Fringe After a lifetime studying hustlers, conmen and other thieves, 'the world's number one pickpocket' (Time Out) is still an honest man. This funny and fast-fingered show exposes how the bad guys really think. Fresh from TV's Police 5, The Man of Steal is James's first Fringe show. An expert in stealth…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

The Midlife Crisis Cabaret Show

Cabaret show by a couple who just want to tick it off the 'to do' list.

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Twonkey's Private Restaurant– Free

Paul Vickers / Laughing Horse Comedy Presents ‘A bearded fantasist’ ★★★★ (Time Out). ‘A surrealist’s wet dream’ ★★★★ (Skinny). ‘A true comic original’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘A psychedelic trip’ ★★★★ (Exeunt). ‘Eloquent nonsense’ ★★★★ (BritishTheatreGuide.com). The Lovechild of Brian Blessed and Betty Boop gives you his new…

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.

The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 22 Aug

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sat 23 Aug

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Fri 29 Aug

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30
…and 35 more dates until 27 Dec

Chris Cook: Charlatan

Chris Cook Magic / PBH's Free Fringe A tender tale of bittersweet love, combining magic tricks and storytelling to make a funny and touching show that reminds us of some of the tricks we play when we're falling in and out of love. Chris Cook is an award-winning young magician with an original style and quick-witted…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

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The Creative Martyrs: Cabapocalypsaret

  • 4 stars

…after the apocalypse, life goes on in the Cabapocalypsaret; The Creative Martyrs play, pluck, strum and urge you to sing along, as we strive onwards toward civilisation… ‘satirical, Weimar-tinged wit’ ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby). Do join us…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!

  • 4 stars

Dandy Darkly / PBH's Free Fringe Dandy Darkly returns to Edinburgh with all new, tawdry tales of sex and death! New York City's satiric, satanic storyteller celebrates sisterhood (as only Dandy dares) with fabulous, frightful fables of celebrity baby obsession, paranormal paramours and one sassy serial killer! Come…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

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 22 Aug

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Sep

Huggers: Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret

A varied comedy and cabaret performance for families, from comedians, street performers, cabaret performers and children's entertainers to competitions, games and prizes. Hosted by Nik Coppin, the show is suitable for families with children aged three to eight.

Laughing Horse @ Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Laurence Owen: Lullabies of Pervland

Laurence Owen / La Favorita Freestival 2014 Musical Comedy Awards finalist Laurence Owen sings troublesome songs of lust and bad manners. Boundaries will be pushed. Preconceptions will be challenged. Will anyone emerge unscathed? A bookish and spiky musical lecture on humanity's basic urges. May also contain science…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Life's a Drag

Cheeky humour from a variety of London's drag artists as they perform their turns on stage.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Mon 25 Aug

Free after 4pm / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free after 4pm / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free after 4pm / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 Sep

The Lock-In Cabaret

All the World's a Stage / PBH's Free Fringe Award-winning magicians Griffin and Jones, ‘bizarre, hilarious and anarchic’ (Magic Night), bring their own brand of late night variety entertainment, joined by the finest acts on the cabaret circuit. Expect comedy, magic, variety and burlesque! ‘An extremely funny and…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Madame Magenta: Libros Mystica

Lindsay Sharman / PBH's Free Fringe Do you want one last chat with your dear, dead granny? Are you profoundly lonely? Do you smell? Psychic, medium, whyte wytch and celebrated author Madame Magenta can help you! Terms and conditions apply. Character comic and 2013 New Act of the Year finalist Lindsay Sharman brings a…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Magic and Tea with an Evil Genius

John Henry Blackwood / PBH's Free Fringe Close-up card magic, an evil genius and tea; sounds like an excellent way to spend an hour. John Henry Blackwood returns with more tall tales, anecdotes and magic, but this time there’s a sting in the tail. He’s gone a bit mental. A gentlemen card magician with an evil twist. Mr…

The Street, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

MargOH! Channing is Tipsy!

MargOH! Channing and MAN-ee Champagne / Free Festival MargOH! Channing is Tipsy! is a gin-soaked romp. This is the deconstruction of drag through the life and times of this slightly delusional, often demented, occasionally glamorous and always drunken diva and her gayiancée, MAN-ee Champagne as they tackle topics such…

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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