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The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a bigger, glitzier show than ever before.

The Fountainbridge Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

Manual Cinema's Frankenstein

Underbelly and Manual Cinema Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema. Stories of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein and his Monster expose how the forces of family, community, and education shape personhood – or destroy it by their absence.

Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

Free

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Classic car show

Our annual classic car show returns to Newark Park on Sunday 14 July. The show is organised by the 750 car club and as ever, promises a great classic car display with plenty of vintage motors.

National Trust: Newark Park, Wotton-under-Edge

Sun 14 Jul

Free Admission applies / 01453 842644

The Comedy of Errors

Folksy Theatre stage Shakespeare's classic comedy about twins and mistaken identities.

National Trust: Hare Hill, Macclesfield

Sat 31 Aug

Free Booking advisable / 01698 854409

Gala Evening: 70th Anniversary of Indonesia–UK Diplomatic Relations

A night dedicated to the relationship between Indonesia and the UK.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Mon 17 Jun

Free / 020 7730 4500

Golden Delicious: Good Job!

Golden Delicious / PBH's Free Fringe ‘Settle in girls, it’s story time!’ Golden Delicious is no ordinary queen, and this far-from-ordinary one-woman show joins the Fringe hot off a streak of sold-out performances at NYC’s legendary Duplex Cabaret. A riff on the very gay tradition of referencing pop culture, Golden…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

Sun 4 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

Mon 5 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

…and 17 more dates until 25 Aug

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Ava Beaux / PBH's Free Fringe Enter the macabre minds of Beaux and Poe. Follow Ava into a web of Gothic tales brought to life through magic, dark humour and thrillingly captivating storytelling. With Beaux's quirky, slick and enchanting magic and mischievously creepy humour, you'll become seamlessly immersed into a…

Revolution, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Mon 5 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Tue 6 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 15 more dates until 23 Aug

Brink Festival

Six day festival with presentations, perfromances and more.

Royal Central School Of Speech And Drama, London NW3

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 020 7722 8183

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Tue 2 Jul

Free / 020 7722 8183

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Wed 3 Jul

Free / 020 7722 8183

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Thu 4 Jul

Free / 020 7722 8183

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Highgate School Summer Fair - Ocs

Join us for the annual Highgate School Summer Fair, where pupils, parents and many OCs attend to enjoy the summer afternoon atmosphere and meet with old friends. It is a major event in Highgates calendar, and fun for all ages is guaranteed! As always, you will find lots of stalls offering games, interactive experiences…

Highgate School, London N6

Fri 21 Jun

The Magician, the Mind Reader and the Nerd

Look at That Productions / PBH's Free Fringe Top Fringe performers bring you the best variety show in Edinburgh! Elliot Bibby is the former Scottish Magician of the Year and his successful 2018 show was nominated for the Fringe World Comedy Award! Tomas McCabe is an Irish mind reader who played to over 4000 people at…

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Warehouse

Free / 0131 225 2564

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

Wed 7 Aug

Warehouse

Free / 0131 225 2564

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

Sat 10 Aug

Warehouse

Free / 0131 225 2564

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

…and 4 more dates until 24 Aug

We Are One: Citizenfest

Festival in celebration of equality and diversity, with a programme of events spanning food, talks, drama, art, seminars and more.

Strathclyde Students' Union, Glasgow

Tue 9 Jul

Free / 07898685250

Sat 10 Aug

Free / 07898685250

Wind in the Willows

Quantum Theatre adapt Mole, Ratty and Badger's madcap adventures for the open-air stage.

Sticklebarn, Great Langdale

Wed 21 Aug

Free Booking advisable, admission applies / 015394 37356

Abigail Waddell - Artist in Residence

Abigail Waddell will be on site painting pictures of the lovely surroundings of the Roman villa. Using a variety of different mediums, and a great choice of views, it will be wonderful to watch.

National Trust: Chedworth Roman Villa, Cheltenham

Fri 27 Sep

Free Admission applies / 01242 890256

Sat 28 Sep

Free Admission applies / 01242 890256

Sun 29 Sep

Free Admission applies / 01242 890256

August bank holiday

This weekend is the perfect time to enjoy Antony with the entire family. In addition to the usual pattern of opening, Antony is also open on the bank holiday Monday for you to say goodbye to summer.

National Trust: Antony, Torpoint

Mon 26 Aug

Free Admission applies / 01752 812191

Blackjack

James is a depressed alcoholic and compulsive gambler. Walter is his old friend from school, now a hired killer working for the same loan shark to which James is deeply in debt. Their lives intertwine once more when Walter arrives at Jamess house to kill him. With the threat of death looming, the two men begin to discuss…

Norwich School

Wed 19 Jun

Blake Studio

Free

Bridgwater Quayside Festival

One of the must see and go to festivals in Somerset is the Quayside Festival in Bridgwater, Sedgemoor’s free outdoor summer festival. The festival celebrates culture and diversity and Bridgwater’s roots as a historic riverside port and best of all it is FREE to attend! The festival hosts live music, indoor and outdoor…

The Engine Room, Bridgwater

Sat 20 Jul

Free / 01278 433187

Busy Bees

Most Tuesdays and Wednesday in term time Lively sessions for Under 5s and their parents/carers. Storytellers change every week, with creative play, enchanting stories from around the world, songs, outdoor play and a whole lot of Horniman fun, created with very young children and their carers in mind. Outdoor play…

Horniman Museum And Gardens, London SE23

Sun 16 Jun

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 020 8699 1872

Mon 17 Jun

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 020 8699 1872

Tue 18 Jun

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 020 8699 1872

…and 31 more dates until 19 Jul

Charlie Caper – Sleight of Hand

Charlie Caper / PBH's Free Fringe Be amazed by the winner of Sweden's Got Talent! Charlie Caper has performed in 52 countries in 7 languages and brings an incredible sleight of hand magic show that will knock your socks off. 'Goodness!' (Stephen Fry). 'The best sleight-of-hand you'll ever see' (Advertiser). The…

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Warehouse

Free / 0131 225 2564

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

Sun 4 Aug

Warehouse

Free / 0131 225 2564

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

Mon 5 Aug

Warehouse

Free / 0131 225 2564

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

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Chris Cook: Consequences

Chris Cook Magic / PBH's Free Fringe 'Best show at the Fringe 2017' ★★★★★ (WorldMagicReview.com). 'Highlight of the Fringe' (Sun). 'An absolute master of the stage' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Cheeky magician with the slickness of a stand-up' ★★★★ (Stage). Chris Cook is renowned for his interactive shows that merge…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sat 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Chris Cook: Entropy

Chris Cook / PBH's Free Fringe 'The fun is knowing that every uproarious night will be a unique experience' (Stage). Chris Cook takes a break from the big stage to treat you to an intimate peek inside his imagination. Concealed is a hilarious close-up magic show in a cosy venue with audience interaction in abundance!

Revolution, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Mon 5 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

Tue 6 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 220 5679

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

…and 16 more dates until 25 Aug

Chris Read: Little Man

Chris Read / PBH's Free Fringe Jazz musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and half of globe-trotting Harry and Chris presents his debut hour of comedic songs and soulful ballads, inspired by everything from starfish preservation to becoming a father. And in a world first, he'll invite the audience to take part in…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Fingers Piano Bar

Free

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

Sun 4 Aug

Fingers Piano Bar

Free

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

Tue 6 Aug

Fingers Piano Bar

Free

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

…and 16 more dates until 24 Aug

Comedy Cabaret

Expect laughs, surprises and a scintillating evening at the Rustiko, who pride themselves on providing the 'Vintage Soho experience.' With its independent candelit interior, relaxed vibe, you are greeted with the finest Italian food and cocktails that Soho has to offer. Be prepared for an unforgettable evening with a…

The Grove, London W6

…and 12 more dates until 28 Sep

#Dave Alnwick: Actual Magic

Dave Alnwick / PBH's Free Fringe New show for 2019. Thirteen full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. Arrive early. Like, really early. 'Sell-out crowds every year' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'Exemplary showmanship, funny, quick-witted… mind boggling' ★★★★ (PurpleRevolver.com).

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Sun 4 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Mon 5 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

A Dress Fit for a King

Uncover the original eighteenth-century Court Mantua dress, owned by Ann Bangham, the wife of Berrington's original owner, Thomas Harley. Discover more about the Harley's and the culture of the Georgians.

National Trust: Berrington Hall, Berrington, Leominster

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01568 615721

Mon 17 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01568 615721

Tue 18 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01568 615721

…and 16 more dates until 4 Jul

Edward Hilsum: Silver

PBH's Free Fringe The award-winning star of the spectacular Champions of Magic show spent months on a tour bus, entertaining tens of thousands across the UK and America… Now the 'hugely gifted British talent' (Katherine Ryan) is getting back to basics. In his intimate and heart-warming new show, The Magic Circle's…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug