Assembly Roxy

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU
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5 Guys Chillin'

King's Head Theatre and Em Lou Productions Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and London, 5 Guys Chillin' returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a second year. With more gay men falling into addiction, and an increase in incidents of chemsex related crime, this taut, sexy and…

Sun 20 Aug

Upstairs

£15 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 21:50 – 23:05

Mon 21 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Adriano Cappelletta: This Boy's in Love

  • 4 stars

Monski Mouse Media It's time to paint the rainbow and unleash the world's first one-man gay rom-com cabaret! Hilarious and heartfelt songs meet physical comedy and candid storytelling in one man's final shot at finding love. Nominated for Best Cabaret at Fringe World Perth 2016 and Adelaide Fringe 2017. Age…

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£11 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 20:50 – 21:50

Tue 22 Aug

Downstairs

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Downstairs

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

All Genius All Idiot

Svalbard Company with Aurora Nova and Follow the Rabbit Quirky and outrageous, All Genius All Idiot revels in the absurdities of life, using extreme circus artistry to highlight human behaviour at its most animalistic. Svalbard bends the edges of contemporary circus and blends it with theatre, physical comedy and live…

Sun 20 Aug

Central

£15 (£13.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Tue 22 Aug

Central

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Central

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Armistead Maupin

Author Armistead Maupin reads from his memoir Logical Family. Former naval officer and newspaper reporter Maupin launched his groundbreaking Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle. His novels include the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael…

Fri 27 Oct

£10 Admission / 0131 623 3030

A Bench on the Road

A play telling the stories of six women in the Italo-Scottish community featuring traditional song from both countries.

Sun 15 Oct

£14 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Comedy Club 4 Kids

'Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Tom Allen and Bec Hill are among the big-name comics giving up an hour of their time to bring comedy to the juvenile masses; an inspired idea, and it's almost always of equal delight for parents too' (Telegraph). True! Our gigs are boss. Since 2005 we've been persuading the international…

Sun 20 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 17:40 – 18:40

Mon 21 Aug

Upstairs

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Upstairs

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught

  • 3 stars

Mouths of Lions Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. Join Dr Zeiffal on the hunt for the hippo that can never be caught! Featuring: the Invisible Hippo Blanket, the Hippo Google Googles and a blizzard of Hippo packaging. Expect belly laughs, belly…

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 10:15 – 11:15

Mon 21 Aug

Downstairs

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Downstairs

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 28 Aug

Edinburgh Craft Beer Revolution Festival

A craft beer festival offering over 60 beers from Scotland and across the UK. Non beery tipples are also available as well as some carefully selected street food vendors.

Thu 23 Nov

£5–£14 / 07511 685 045

Fri 24 Nov

£5–£14 / 07511 685 045

Sat 25 Nov

£5–£14 / 07511 685 045

Fauna

  • 3 stars

Fauna in association with Aurora Nova and Follow the Rabbit A captivating exploration of primal behaviour created by performers from leading circus companies Gravity & Other Myths, NoFit State Circus, Seven Fingers and Poivre Rose. Witness the ritual of courtship, the aggression of competition, the Machiavellian…

Sun 20 Aug

Central

£15 (£13.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Tue 22 Aug

Central

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Central

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

From the Ground Up

Almeida Theatre Young Company Do you let people influence you? Would you fight for peace? Is who you are determined by where you live? Is race important? From the Ground Up is a thrilling and provocative interactive show that unites and divides the audience through a series of challenging questions, stories and…

Sun 20 Aug

Snug Bar

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tue 22 Aug

Snug Bar

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Snug Bar

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

Joanne Hartstone An actress climbs the 50-foot 'H'. She has only ever wanted one thing: to be a star. A play with music about the quest for fame, inspired by Hollywood's Golden Age. Written and performed by Joanne Hartstone. 'Masterful… the best piece of theatre this Fringe' ★★★★★ (Kryztoff.com). 'A one of a kind show…

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 11:30 – 12:40

Mon 21 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Aug

Growth

Play about a young man who after much procrastination decides to do something about that lump.

Thu 28 Sep

£10–£12 / 0131 623 3030

Helen Duff: When the Going Gets Duff

Helen Duff 'Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning' (BroadwayBaby.com) Helen Duff returns with a 'bold, subversive and very funny' (Scotsman) show about life as a fully exposed idiot. Doughnuts may be shared in an effort to illustrate why basic demand and supply economics need a tantric overhaul.

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 19:35 – 20:35

Mon 21 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Downstairs

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

Hot Brown Honey

  • 4 stars

Briefs Factory Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat with lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit, genre-defying, award-winning, firecracker of a show that's taken the world by storm. Winners of the 2016 Total Theatre Award for Innovation, The Honeys are back to spin tradition on its head…

Sun 20 Aug

Central

£16 (£15) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 22:15

Tue 22 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Joanne McNally: Bite Me

Lisa Richards Joanne was on an amazing diet and that was brilliant until it landed her in a clinic with a load of people who had lost their minds, which was ridiculous because Joanne definitely still had hers. Turns out her mind had legged it years ago; luring it back becomes the hardest, funniest and weirdest time of…

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 18:20 – 19:20

Mon 21 Aug

Downstairs

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Downstairs

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Aug

The Jurassic Parks

Superbolt Theatre 'I definitely laughed, I almost cried, and I feel I've fallen in love' ★★★★★ (GreatScott.media). 'Jurassic classic' ★★★★★ (Londonist.com). 'Hilarious' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). 'A definite must see' ****½ (TheatreFullStop.com). 'Unforgettable' ★★★★ (Time Out). 'Touching and hilarious' ★★★★ (List). 'A…

Wed 23 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 25 Aug

Upstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 27 Aug

Upstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mars Actually

  • 2 stars

Superbolt Theatre 'Superbolt have that special type of genius… funny, warm-hearted, and surprisingly thoughtful' ★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). Following their award-winning sell-out run of Jurassic Park – ★★★★★ (Londonist.com, BroadwayBaby.com, Rip It Up, RemoteGoat.com) and ★★★★ (Time Out, List, Stage, Fest) – at the…

Sun 20 Aug

Upstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 19:00 – 20:05

Tue 22 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 24 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 26 Aug

Upstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Meats and Beats Festival

A new festival for 2017, themed around meaty street food and music from the past five decades. Every half hour a bell rings and the musical decade changes, starting with the 70s. Attendees can enjoy steak, burgers, ribs and wings at communal feasting tables, with confirmed vendors including The Pitt, Fox Hole BBQ House…

Fri 20 Oct

£6–£8 / 0131 623 3030

Sat 21 Oct

£6–£8 / 0131 623 3030

Sun 22 Oct

£6–£8 / 0131 623 3030

Mental

Kane Power Theatre 'This heart-wrenching story both educates and entertains, leaving you more aware of the world around you' ★★★★★ (TheEdgeSusu.co.uk). 'deeply moving' ★★★★★ (TheSpyInTheStalls.com). At a time when mental health is increasingly making the headlines, yet still so many are unable to speak about their…

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 17:05 – 18:05

Tue 22 Aug

Downstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Downstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Movin' Melvin Brown – Chuck Berry Lives!

Movin' Melvin Brown World premiere! Award-winning entertainer, rhythm and blues legend, Brown takes classic renditions of the king of rock'n'roll, Chuck Berry, along with a dance and tap style befitting those expecting amazement in pure entertainment. Add some originals and Chuck relives in a magical way through Movin…

Sun 20 Aug

Central

£16 (£15) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:25 – 17:35

Tue 22 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

  • 4 stars

A group of adult babies perform magic, circus skills and beatboxing.

Sun 20 Aug

Central

£15 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 18:05 – 19:05

Mon 21 Aug

Central

£15 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Central

£15 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Aug

Parlour Games

Tooth + Nail Theatre Company use physical theatre, acrobatics, shadow games and innovative visuals to tell the story of four children playing a darkly gothic parlour game.

Sun 20 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:00 – 16:55

Mon 21 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Aug

The Patchwork Odyssey

  • 4 stars

Patchwork Theatre A group of actors and a cellist attempt to reawaken the spirit of The Odyssey using only what they can remember from reading the books. They did prepare some songs and poems for support, to be honest. To add to the fun, there are some rules: the show is cast in front of the audience; performers must…

Sun 20 Aug

Snug Bar

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Tue 22 Aug

Snug Bar

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Snug Bar

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 28 Aug

Pixel Dust

Metta Theatre Daniella swings from meme to meme, a Tarzan of the datafields. Can she find the answers she needs about who she really is through this digital odyssey? Starring Simone James (365, National Theatre Scotland; Citizenship, National Theatre). From award-winning Clare Bayley (The Container, Fringe First, Young…

Mon 21 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 25 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 27 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Polari Literary Salon

London's award-winning LGBT literary salon, hosted by Paul Burston with readings and performances from Horse McDonald, VG Lee, Alexis Gregory, Chita Ramaswamy and more.

Fri 22 Sep

£6–£8 / 0131 623 3030

Raton Laveur

Fairly Lucid Productions Phil and Lily have moved to Toronto from Australia to pursue Lily's dreams. Phil, finding himself at loose ends, becomes obsessed with the nest of raccoons living behind the crêperie where he works. As Phil descends deeper into paranoia things take a violent turn, and Lily is left cleaning up…

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Mon 21 Aug

Downstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Downstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

The Revlon Girl

  • 4 stars

A play that tells the story of a group of bereaved mothers following the Aberfan Disaster of 1966.

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 13:00 – 14:15

Mon 21 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Downstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Aug

The Road That Wasn't There

This is a story about a girl, who followed a map off the edge of the world. Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) present an award-winning dark fairytale combining puppetry, shadow-play, and live music.

Sun 20 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

New Zealand at Edinburgh. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 14:35 – 15:35

Tue 22 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

New Zealand at Edinburgh. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

New Zealand at Edinburgh. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Scribble

Andy Edwards and Amy Gilmartin Bran flakes, anxiety and gravity. The smallest moments in history. The largest events in the universe. Blink and you'll miss it. This scribble from your chest. New writing about mental health and supernovas from Andy Edwards, directed by Amy Gilmartin. Winner of the inaugural Assembly…

Sun 20 Aug

Downstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 15:50 – 16:50

Mon 21 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

The Time Machine

  • 4 stars

Dyad Productions In this age of uncertainty, where shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken human progress, how much time do we have left? If civilisation fell today, what would become of us? In Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones's reinvention of the HG Wells classic, a Victorian explorer travels through…

Sun 20 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 11:10 – 12:40

Mon 21 Aug

Upstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Upstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Aug

Toby Mottershead

Blues, folk and Americana.

Sat 9 Sep

£25 / 0131 623 3030

Presented by The Rhythm n’ Booze Whisky Club which mixes whisky tastings with live music.

Trygve vs a Baby

Trygve Wakenshaw with Don't Be Lonely and Aurora Nova A world-famous mime attempts to be more entertaining than a standard baby. From Trygve Wakenshaw, the creator of smash hits Nautilus (Fosters Award nominee), Kraken and Squidboy, comes a brand-new show and a brand-new baby. 'The new king of silent comedy…

Sun 20 Aug

Central

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Tue 22 Aug

Central

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Central

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Trygve Wakenshaw & Barnie Duncan: Different Party

Don't Be Lonely and Aurora Nova For blurb, please call Rucks's Leather Interiors on 01395 328 437. 'The performance is perfect… strange slapstick joy. You’ll see nothing quite like this at the festival' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). 'Different Party is difficult to describe in a way that makes any sense' ★★★★ (West…

Sun 20 Aug

Upstairs

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 20:30 – 21:30

Mon 21 Aug

Upstairs

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Upstairs

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

Tshepang: The Third Testament

Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town Based on the true story that rocked the nation and shocked the world, Lara Foot's haunting and uplifting masterpiece of redemption became an international success, presenting a rare and necessary foray into a world that few have seen before. It draws on a South…

Sun 20 Aug

Central

£15 (£14) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 11:45 – 13:00

Tue 22 Aug

Central

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Central

£14 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Under My Thumb

CultureClash Theatre and Greenwich Theatre In a dystopian present, five women are imprisoned for crimes against society. Brought together by a common enemy and facing indefinite incarceration, their one remaining dignity is their continuing belief in their own innocence. The arrival of yet another prisoner seems no…

Sun 20 Aug

Snug Bar

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:10 – 17:10

Wondr

Metta Theatre Distracted by giving an imaginary TED Talk to her bathroom mirror, social media phenomenon Faith Allgood (@WondrWomanUK) is running late for the school run. She’s glitching. Little does she know her world is about to implode… Darkly comic, this genre-busting debut play from acclaimed director Poppy…

Sun 20 Aug

Upstairs

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 13:10 – 14:10

Tue 22 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 24 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug

Reviews & features

Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre

23 Sep 2016

From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…

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