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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

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

Now We Are Pope: Frederick Rolfe in Venice

Eccentric, cantankerous writer Frederick Rolfe (1860–1913) rejoiced in self-imposed exile and the companionship of the gondoliers of Venice. Alone in his room, Rolfe relives his most famous novel Hadrian VII, in which an Englishman denied the priesthood for most of his life is suddenly elected Pope. 'Proved exactly why…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Man Who Would Be King

A pulsating piece of rough theatre that rips up Kipling's adventure story to interrogate Britain's place in the world today.

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Aviary

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Aviary

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Aviary

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

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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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.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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Beats North

  • 3 stars

Company TSU in Association with Curious Monkey Is this a man’s world? Beats North is a double bill of new plays by Luke Barnes and Ishy Din exploring the soundtrack to our lives through the eyes and ears of two young men who are still trying to figure it out. The individual stories of our characters Jack and Al are…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

James III: The True Mirror

  • 4 stars

The final part of the James Plays portraying James III, his grand schemes and the women who behind him.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 22 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

A Journey Round My Skull

  • 4 stars

KILN (formerly Kindle Theatre) A tale of a passionate and painful love affair told by a neurosurgeon. Using wireless headphones and a fantastical sound world, the audience is transported from their seat, to a scrap over profiteroles, into neurosurgery and onto the tracks of a ghost train. This show operates on the ears…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Honest

Organised Crime Theatre Company A darkly comic monologue by DC Moore (Alaska, The Empire) exploring the lies we tell and the fallout when the truth is revealed. One man's addiction to honesty leads to a late-night London journey that spirals out of control. Performed by Conor Mannion. Directed by Peter Jackson. Praise…

theSpace @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£8 (£7) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£8 (£7) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£8 (£7) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote Of La Mancha

  • 3 stars

Little Soldier present an imaginative interpretation of the novel with physical comedy, musical accompaniment and onstage visual arts used to portray the humour of the tale.

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Monkey House

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Monkey House

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Monkey House

£9 (£7) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Thu 21 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Blood at the Root

When nooses are found hanging from a tree at a high school in the American South where racial tensions are as hot as the weather, six students must face their own prejudices to tackle greater injustice. Inspired by recent events, Blood at the Root weaves music, dance, and poetry to stunning effect. The New York Times…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

James II: Day of The Innocents

  • 2 stars

The tale of James II of the Stewart Kings.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 21 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Looking for Paul: Wunderbaum

Wunderbaum, Red Cat, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan, Drum, Summerhall Inez van Dam vs. Kabouter Buttplug. Inez van Dam lives in Rotterdam straight opposite the so-called Buttplug Gnome by artist Paul McCarthy. She thinks this work of art is ruining her street and she wants to travel to Los Angeles to meet McCarthy and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Unfaithful

  • 4 stars

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

Thu 21 Aug

Traverse 1 / Over-16s only

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 1 / Over-16s only

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Traverse 1 / Over-16s only

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Traverse 1 / Over-16s only

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

No rehearsals. No director. No set. A different performer reads the script cold for the first time at each performance. Previous performers include Stephen Rea, Ken Loach, Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Millican.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Five

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Five

£11 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Five

£11 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£16 (£5–£13) / 0131 228 1404

  • 19:30

Fri 10 Oct

£10–£16 (£5–£13) / 0131 228 1404

  • 19:30

Sat 11 Oct

£10–£16 (£5–£13) / 0131 228 1404

  • 19:30

The Sequel

An adaptation of American author Percival Wilde's play.

The London Welsh Centre, WC1X

Thu 21 Aug

£10 (£8) / 07821 764512

  • 13:00

Fri 22 Aug

£10 (£8) / 07821 764512

  • 13:00

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 07821 764512

  • 13:00
  • 21:00

The House of Bernarda Alba

  • 3 stars

Fourth Monkey Theatre Company ‘It was perfect’ ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Guide). ’Frankly wonderful’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). Multi award nominated Fourth Monkey reimagine Lorca’s classic for the Fringe. Following her husband's death the domineering matriarch Bernarda Alba imposes an eight year mourning period on her five daughters.

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

An Evening with Dementia

Trevor T. Smith Award-winning sell-out show on both previous visits to the Fringe returns! ‘The most truthful, well-presented one-man show you'll see’ (ExtraExtra.org). ‘The play enlightens, inspires and most importantly teaches what the individual with dementia might want others to understand if he could be the…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Space 2

£10 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Space 2

£10 / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Lovecraft's Monsters

David Crawford / Free Festival HP Lovecraft spent his life haunted by harsh, unrelenting demons. Their tentacles wrapped him in fear, pushed him into poverty and filled his brain with horrors that found expression in some of the world's greatest works of weird fiction. American actor David Crawford, of Dawn of the…

Laughing Horse @ The Wee Pub, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Wee Room

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Play, a Pie and a Pint – Upstairs at Le Monde

Le Monde A play, a pie and a pint. Enjoy a short play in the relaxed and casual atmosphere of our upstairs theatre. Your ticket price includes an award-winning pie and your choice of a pint of beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink. Visit our website for full details at www.lemondehotel.co.uk/live.

Le Monde, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 270 3900

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hamlet

Secret Theatre This fresh and provocative production of Shakespeare's most famous work comes to Edinburgh following critical acclaim in London. Set in the swinging sixties it features the sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll of the era, along with some interpretations to make you ask how much you really know this play. 'This…

C Too, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

main house

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

main house

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

main house

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Thu 21 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 07771 747303

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

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.

Who Did I Think I Was?

‘A compelling piece of Theatre' ★★★★ FringeGuru.com Spitfires, trick cyclists, electric shocks and toilet rolls; the tragi-comedy of a father and son’s hair-raising adventures over the breakfast table. Who Did I Think I Was? written and performed by Peter Henderson playing both father and son, premiered and received…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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