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WHERE TO FIND US GILDED BALLOON

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Assembly Rooms, 54 George St EH2 2LR T. 0131 623 3030 Mound Place EH1 2LU T. 0131 623 3030

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Assembly @ Royal Botanic Garden Check tickets for specific entrance details. John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place EH3 5LR North Gate, Inverleith Row EH3 5LR T. 0131 623 3030

Teviot Row House, Bristo Sq EH8 9AJ T. 0131 622 6552 18-22 Greenside Place EH1 3AA T. 0131 622 6552

60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ T. 0131 556 6550

1 Bristo Square EH8 9AL T. 0131 556 6550 5 Forrest Hill EH1 2QL T. 0131 556 6550

Clerk Street EH8 9JG T. 0131 622 6552

Drummond Street EH8 9SU T. 0131 556 6550

Assembly @ 7 Holyrood Road

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7 Holyrood Road, near St. Mary’s St EH8 T. 0131 623 3030

Teviot Place EH8 9AG T. 0131 556 6550

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56 Cowgate EH1 1EG T. 0844 545 8252

37 Holyrood Road EH8 8BA T. 0131 557 2827

Niddry Street South EH1 1NS T. 0844 545 8252

The Exchange EH3 8EE T. 0844 847 1639

Bristo Square EH8 9AL T. 0844 545 8252

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Reid Concert Hall Bristo Square EH8 9AL T. 0844 545 8252

15-17 Niddry Street EH1 1LG T. 0131 556 0444

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Teviot Place EH8 9AG T. 0131 556 6550 (Pleasance) T. 0844 545 8252 (Underbelly)

George Sq. Gardens, George Sq. EH8 T. 0844 545 8252

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2 Roxburgh EH8 9SU T. 0131 556 6550

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HOW TO BOOK

ACCESS

ASSEMBLY BY PHONE

0131 623 3030 Call the Assembly box office between 10am and 6pm Monday to Saturday from 9th June until 5th August and from 9am to 11.30pm from 6th to 31st August.

ONLINE

www.assemblyfestival.com

IN PERSON

Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, EH2 2LR Visit Assembly’s main box office at Assembly @ George Street from 3rd August 10am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday. From 6th August to 31st August this box office will be open from 10am until 10 minutes after the last performance’s start time.

Assembly Hall, Mound Place, EH1 2LU This box office will be open 6th - 31st August from 10am to until 10 minutes after the last performance’s start time.

Assembly @ Royal Botanic Garden and Assembly @ 7 Holyrood Road These box offices will be open immediately prior to start times for the duration of the season.

GILDED BALLOON BY PHONE

0131 622 6552 Call the Gilded Balloon Box Office from 10th June 10am to 6pm Monday to Sunday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. From 5th August 9am to 10pm (daily).

ONLINE

www.gildedballoon.co.uk

IN PERSON

Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ Box Office counter open from 3rd August. Hours: From Noon to 5pm until 4th August. From 5th August, 10am to 4am (daily).

PLEASANCE and Musical Theatre @ George Square BY PHONE

You can book for any show in this brochure at any of the venues below or by visiting www.edcomfest.com

While a great deal of investment has been made in our facilities, our theatres are fitted almost solely for the Festival. We make adjustments to give reasonable access but we are aware that there are still some services we cannot provide, as well as areas where improvements still need to be made. We will continue to upgrade our facilities and would welcome your comments and advice. Much of this provision is new, so we advise to arrive early, and to let us know you are coming.

Wheelchair Access Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at all sites except Footsbarn’s Big Top at Calton Hill. Wheelchair access is available at all venues with the exception of the following theatre spaces: • • • • • • • •

Baillie Room – Assembly @ Assembly Hall The Drawing Room – Assembly @ George St Gilded Balloon Balcony Gilded Balloon Billiard Room Pleasance Attic Pleasance Cellar Underbelly – some spaces, please call 0131 225 3189 for more information and to discuss specific requirements. Just The Tonic – some spaces, please call 0131 225 3189 for more information and to discuss specific requirements.

Please inform the venue box office at the time of booking if you are a wheelchair user and we will assist you in every way possible. • • • •

Assembly Gilded Balloon Pleasance Underbelly

T. 0131 623 3030 T. 0131 622 6552 T. 0131 556 1513 T. 0131 225 3189

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Induction Loops Induction loops are available at the following venues. Please arrange in advance as headsets are subject to availability: • • •

Pleasance Dome Pleasance Courtyard Assembly @ The Queen’s Hall

Signed Performances For signed performances, please check individual show entry pages for details or check our websites for more information.

0131 556 6550 Call the Pleasance Box Office from 10th June 10am to 6pm Monday to Sunday and and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. From 5th August 9am to 10pm (daily).

ONLINE

www.pleasance.co.uk

GENERAL INFORMATION

IN PERSON

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

Booking Fees

Visit Pleasance’s main Box Office from 5th August to 31st August 9am to Midnight (3rd and 4th August 10am to 6pm).

Booking fees vary between venues and booking method. For more information on booking fees please call venue box office, check the website or ask before booking. There is a £1.00 handling charge per transaction for Underbelly’s book by text service.

Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL

Terms and Conditions

This Box Office will open from 5th August to 31st August from 10am – 01.30am. SELF SERVICE BOX OFFICE Box Office is open from 30th July 10am - Midnight. FAST TRACK TICKET BOOTH 10mins prior to show only, open until 10pm.

Musical Theatre @ George Square, EH8 9LK BOX OFFICE 0131 651 1292

Concession prices (where listed) are available to children under 16, students, registered unemployed, Young Scots/Stage Pass holders, Senior Citizens and disabled persons, unless otherwise stated. Proof of status must be shown when purchasing tickets and collecting tickets. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. All credit card bookings must be collected at least 20 minutes before the performance start time. Venues will post tickets up to 20th July. The Queen’s Hall box office only sells for performances at the Queen’s Hall. It is not possible to admit latecomers to performances. The Venue Management reserves the right to alter the published programme and to refuse admission. All seats are unreserved.No admission after 9pm for under 14s at the Gilded Balloon Teviot.

UNDERBELLY BY PHONE

0844 545 8252 Call the Underbelly Box Office between 10am and 6pm Monday to Saturday from 7th June and daily between 10am and 11:30pm from 6th August.

ONLINE

www.underbelly.co.uk

IN PERSON

Underbelly, Cowgate & Victoria St, EH1 1EG Just The Tonic, Niddry St South, Cowgate, EH1 1NS E4 Udderbelly & E4 Cowbarn,Bristo Sq, EH8 9AL Hullabaloo, George Sq Gardens, EH8 Box Office counter open from 30th July. Hours: 10am to 1am.

SHOW INFORMATION LISTED FOR EACH ENTRY 2 FOR 1

Available for 9-10 August only

ELIGIBLE FOR A SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD

EUROPEAN PREMIERE UK PREMIERE

WORLD PREMIERE 00:00 ALL TIMES FOLLOW THE 24 HOUR CLOCK

Shows advertising as starting before 02:00 are for the previous day.

HOW TO BOOK | F1


INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Assembly programme and our 29th year of presenting events in Edinburgh – it promises to be the best Festival yet. Our two key venues in 2009 are the Assembly Rooms on George Street and Assembly Hall on The Mound. Within these venues we give you nine temporary theatres jam packed every day from 11am until 1am with the very best comedy, theatre, dance, music and exhibitions to be found anywhere on the Fringe. Joining our largest theatre on The Mound, Assembly Hall, are two new theatres, Rainy Hall and the Baillie Room. Make sure you get along to see some great shows and have a drink in the new courtyard bar. As ever, Assembly George Street is the core Fringe venue with six theatre spaces and three bars so join us there to see the very best of what Edinburgh has to offer. The Assembly programme aims to set the highest standard at the Fringe, providing the very best of entertainment celebrating international and UK based productions. We are particularly proud of our programme of Scottish work in this the year of ‘Homecoming’. We suggest you mix your schedule – go to the large shows in the Assembly Hall and the Music Hall for some of the most exciting and spectacular work to be found at the Edinburgh Festivals, and check out the small and middle scale theatres to discover some of the best new work around. Edinburgh is the best festival in the world. If you want a great time come and join us in being part of it.

STAFF

Artistic Director William Burdett-Coutts PA to Artistic Director Judith Murrell Programme Manager Rebecca Austin & Producer Programme Consultant Mary Shields Assistant Producer Sally Christopher TV Development Arabella McGuigan Producer Managing Director Guy Hornsby General Manager Kim Acland Deputy General Manager Margaret Moll Finance Manager Yalamba Koroma Box Office Manager Jamie Snelgrove Hospitality Manager Nik Whybrew Bar Managers Cara Hume and Simon Donne Communications Manager Jayne Gross Marketing Co-ordinators Lynsey McDonald and Amy Shirlaw Press Manager Ian Cuthbert

Sponsors and Supporters

Press Officer Press Consultant

Julie McSkimming Liz Smith

Web-site Coordinator

Rob Earl

Technical Director Technical Administrator Head of Sound Head of Lighting

Ruari Cormack Katelyn B Chris Ekers Paul Lim

George Street Production and Site Manager Venue Managers

Gareth Baston

Assembly Hall Production and Site Manager Venue and Company Manager FOH Manager

Clare Walters and Steven Gove Peter McCabe Veronica Barton Matthew Wakeford

Assembly would like to thank the following for their help and support: All of Assembly’s wonderful, hardworking and sleep deprived staff; Lucy Henderson at Scottish and Newcastle; Graham Patullo and Gill Petrie at STV; Ed Baird at Chairman’s Reserve, Georgie Hill; Mark Burlace; Peter Wood; Jenny Klaussen; Heather Ruck; Mariko Tsukaguchi; Eddie McNaughton at Big Byte; Rod Smith at Concept Group; Neil Wurmel at Hee Haw Design; Huw and Stuart at Snow Creative; Kath M Mainland and Tim Hawkins at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Faith Liddell and Amy Saunders at Festivals Edinburgh; Lorna Brain and Chris Barnes at Edinburgh First; Shona, Jackie, Tom, Lynn and all the Assembly Rooms staff; Tony Davey, Will Tatum and Ann Russell at Red 61; Karen Koren and Sharon Burgess; Anthony Alderson and Tim Groves; Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam; Andrew Eaton, Jackie McGlone and Paula Bushell at the Scotsman; Al Thompson; Adrian Searle at Stage Electrics; Steve Lutley, Mark Bonner and Tony Gale at Delta; Guy Sissons at Grandstand Seating Structures; Iain McDonald, Sandy Ross, Michael Dale and Sarah Smith.


HIT THE BIG TIME AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE FRINGE The biggest comedy names on the FringeADAM HILLS, FRANK SKINNER, MARK WATSON, RICH HALL, JASON BYRNE, ALISTAIR MCGOWAN, THE PAJAMA MEN, MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, KRISTEN SCHAAL & KURT BRAUNOHLER, GREG BEHRENDT The finest theatre premieres THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, THE GIRLS OF SLENDER MEANS, GO TO GAZA, DRINK THE SEA, MORECAMBE, CHRONICLES OF LONG KESH The best in Music and Cabaret CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN, EDWYN COLLINS, MIKELANGELO AND THE BLACK SEA GENTLEMEN, ANTONIO FORCIONE, SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR, TAO Spectacular international dance and circus CIRCA, KATAKLO Sponsorship and Corporate Bookings/Events at Assembly Assembly is the largest producing venue on the Edinburgh Fringe with over 300,000 people walking through our doors during the 2008 Festival. 2010 is the 30th Anniversary of Assembly at the Fringe and we have a host of sponsorship opportunities available. We are also able to offer you and your staff/clients a variety of hospitality and entertainment opportunities in 2009 that can include tickets, food, drink and entry to our VIP Membership only Club Bar.

For further details about these opportunities please contact jaynegross@assemblyfestival.com


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amazing food (Michelin traine d chef)

Here’s some of what we’ve got Stand up

including Simon Donald (co-founder of Viz), Charlie Baker, Joey Page and Dennis Krasnov.

Big Value Comedy Shows

in their 15th consecutive year. Highly regarded as a breaking ground for newer talent. 2 different 2 hour shows a day.

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

‘some of the consistently most interesting line ups in the country’ (The Times, 2009). Comedy and music midnight to 4.30am. £10 weekends, less during the week.

Sketch shows

including The Aspidistras, Muffia, Irelands ‘Foil Arms and Hogg’, ‘G3’ and a must see show from Japan ‘The Body Tights Man Show’.

Comedy

comes from Eric’s Tales of the Sea, there’s Kevin Tomlinson in ‘Seven Ages’ and straight from a sell out run at Brighton Fringe ‘Survival of the Thinnest’.

Theatre

is provided by ‘Land without Words’, ‘Poet’s Corner’ and ‘The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid’ The above is just a selection… look through the programme.

From Whence We Came… Just the Tonic started life in 1994 as an independent Sunday night comedy club in Nottingham. Now one of the most renowned clubs in the country with a London club on Saturday nights at ‘The Leicester Square Theatre’.. For 3 years we produced Just the Tonic at The Café Royal (now defunct) and made it into a into a recognised comedy destination. We are bringing that approach to a far better place. We pride ourselves on high quality, value for money entertainment. Pick a show, buy a ticket, visit The Caves, have a drink, maybe some food, see the show, then stay until 4.30am...

www.justthetonic.com


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| Daily Festival Guide - Pages of Reviews Every Day ALL DAY (DURATION 1h 45m)

Assembly @ Royal Botanic Garden John Hope Gateway

DAVID LEDDY’S ‘SUSURRUS’

Assembly @ George Street Edinburgh Suite

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ONE SMALL STEP Check your oxygen, adjust your spacesuit and buckle up for the biggest mission of your life... an action-packed, full-throttled trip to the moon! Dozens of characters are brought to life in a brilliantly inventive exploration of the space race. Fast, furious and really rather funny - don’t miss it.

Internationally-acclaimed headphone audio drama based on ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ whilst walking in the exquisite Royal Botanic Gardens from ‘the rising star of Scottish theatre’ (Observer) and ‘brilliant site-specific theatre-maker’ who is ‘one of the most interesting writers on the Scottish scene’ (Scotsman). We hear snippets about opera, memorial benches and botany which fit together into a mournful and poignant story of love and loss. Umbrellas provided!

www.oxfordplayhouse.com

The kind of show Edinburgh does best  SUNDAY TIMES Profound and spellbinding  SCOTSMAN

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UNKNOWN ALBUM Grief, repression, obsession, love. Four stories, one song. The lives of Sandra, Jason, Piers and Vicky intertwine and unravel in this exciting new play by Fred Gordon which will ensure that you never listen to a pop song in quite the same way ever again.

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Home of the Wriggler... is a clever, entertaining and ultimately moving piece of theatre BIRMINGHAM POST

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Superman, King Kong, Pink Panther, Bruce Lee, Freddy Kruger and more in mighty combats, breathtaking journeys, heartbreaking drama, romance and an unusual ending – brought to life on stage with few props, few words and plenty of action.

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A lo-fi, sci-fi, docu-drama. Four investigators in a post-oil world, power lights with bikes and trace the entwined lives of a community once built on cars. Fast and clever, rich in human pathos and humour.

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Good looking, energetic and brave; not since the early years of Frantic Assembly has a company attacked the fringe with such verve - don’t miss them  BBc

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...This bold piece of new writing is surely one of the most professional, sensitive, and entertaining plays to grace the Bedlam stage. (Praise for ‘Don’t Switch It Off’) THE JOURNAL

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Can Heroin put the Great back into Britain? Three disparate flatmates battle sex, drugs, toilet-roll and Marilyn Monroe(!) to save England from mediocrity in this funny and irreverent new play from Horizon Arts (My Filthy Hunt, Elvis Hates Me): one of the UK’s most exciting dynamic young theatre companies.

Another gem from this powerhouse company EDINBURGHGUIDE.COM

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Don’t miss this rare chance to see Sylvia Plath’s only play. Three diverse women explore the complex joys and agonies of childbirth, seeking a greater universal truth about the human condition. Fascinating and frank, powerful and laceratingly beautiful, this show lets Plath do all the talking.

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Jane Austen, a woman ahead of her time, created some of literature’s most celebrated characters and defined her era. Have things really changed so much? In a bold revisitation, the hearts of Emma, Lizzy, Mrs Norris, Fanny Dashwood et al are brilliantly exposed. Austen is gloriously reconstructed within her “two inches of ivory”. Rebecca Vaughan is directed by Guy Masterson.

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Internationally recognised, The Scotsman Fringe First Awards are among the most sought after awards at the Festival. They are awarded to outstanding new writing premiered on the Fringe across theatre, dance, physical theatre and children’s theatre. Winners will be announced each week in The Scotsman Festival Daily Guide on Friday 14, 21 and 28 August. Plus a FREE final Awards show will take place at the Assembly Rooms on Friday 28 August, to which you are invited. Pick up The Scotsman from Saturday August 8 to find out how to get your free tickets or visit the Assembly Box Office in person. First Come, First Served. Subject to availability.

Suitable for everyone 6+.

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THE SCOTSMAN FRINGE AWARDS

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YOUR NUMBER’S UP

CHRONICLES OF LONG KESH Green Shoot Productions | Martin Lynch

Written by Northern Ireland’s celebrated playwright Martin Lynch. The hilarious, painful and shocking story of Northern Ireland’s infamous prison – Long Kesh is told through the eyes of prison officers, Republicans and Loyalists, a rich assortment of patriots, chancers, leaders, wives, escapers and hypochondriacs! A huge crowd-pleaser, full of 1960’s Motown songs and wild, irreverent humour, this is the inside story of The Troubles. Chronicles of Long Kesh premiered in Belfast in January 2009 and played to more than 20,000 people during its soldout run with standing ovations every single night! Don’t miss the show Irish audiences are raving about!

Roundhouse Theatre Company | Philip Osment

Camden: magic circus or sleazy cesspit? A man lies comatose in the street. Nine people gather round. Was it fate that brought them together or were they just in the wrong place at the wrong time? www.roundhouse.org.uk

With great dialogue and outstanding performances, it is a work of immense strength and power…Chronicles of Long Kesh is an outstanding piece of theatre BELFAST NEWS LETTER Vibrant & Provocative BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE A must-see!

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THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Assembly | Muriel Spark

Adapted by Jay Presson Allen from Muriel Spark’s novel. 1930s Edinburgh and the scandalously outspoken teacher, Miss Jean Brodie, demands utter devotion from her girls. The school’s crème de la crème are enraptured by their charismatic leader, but when her frank sensuality creates bitter rivalries and her passion for all things Italian embraces fascist politics, she is in danger of destroying herself and those around her. This bold new production stars Olivier Award nominee, Anna Francolini, as the extraordinary Jean Brodie and revisits a classic story of seductive and manipulative power in startling fashion.

You won’t see a better performance on any stage in Britain right now than that delivered by Anna Francolini - simply mesmerising Birmingham Post

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Assembly @ George Street Edinburgh Suite

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The Stage

Assembly @ George Street Supper Room

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THE STATE WE’RE IN

LOTTE’S GIFT

Camped in Parliament Square for eight years, what does it cost to be the international face of protest? Fact and fiction collide with courage and conviction, in award winning Zia Trench’s extraordinary, moving portrait of Brian Haw, Peace Campaigner. Justin Butcher (Scaramouche Jones, Go To Gaza) directs. A must see!

Australia’s internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Karin Schaupp tells the remarkable journey of three generations of women. Throughout the play, Karin, a talented actor as well as sublime musician, plays the music that signposted their lives. An extraordinary and personal journey, Lotte’s Gift will leave you uplifted and inspired by the power of both love and music.

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Play meets rock concert meets video installation meets live reading. Featuring original music from Incubus lead-guitarist Michael Einziger, Quartett brings you your favorite bad guys from Dangerous Liaisons to offer a ruthless critique of elitism, religion, and that once useful form of political discourse: the theatre.

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Intimate and moving theatre… exceptionally beautiful SYDNEY

Anything that Guy Masterson produces is a surefire bet for strong, challenging theatre. If you value high octane stuff, look no further!

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| The Festival Up Close Underbelly Belly Button

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LEATHERFACE

Verano Theatre Company | Helmut Krausser

’I am Leatherface! The man with the chainsaw! I want to order pizza!’ Based on true events, this is the story of one man’s obsession with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This translation offers the opportunity to experience Germany’s most exciting writer.

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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION...

THE VIRGINIA MONOLOGUES – WHY IT’S GREAT TO BE SIXTY

…OR THE SURVIVAL OF (R)EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES IN THE FACE OF SCIENTIFIC AND ECCLESIASTICAL OBJECTIONS: BEING A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882). The makers of family hit show Crunch! (Total Theatre Award nominees, **** Scotsman) bring you an irreverent insight into the most important idea... ever!

When an agony aunt reaches sixty, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge – or take to the stage. Virginia Ironside explains that unlimited free drugs, boring for Britain, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex – or, even better, no sex – make the sixties the best – and funniest - time of your life…”

Virginia Ironside

Tangram Theatre Company | John Hinton

www.tangramtheatre.co.uk

Directed by Nigel Planer

Simply wonderful... it’s downright silly in the best possible way 

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Illustration by Denise Dorrance

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AFTER CIRCLES

‘War! Hotel? Help!’ Locked away, three women must choose five words to help them escape. With freedom so close, will they survive, or will their past resurface, and imprison them forever? Challenging theatre from an award winning team.

War meets Art in this intimate parable. A painter seeks the perfect image but her experiences of Afghanistan force her to confront her lifelong beliefs in the value of art. Wrestling with her new perspective, she starts to ask: what about joy? Poetic realism from a multi-award winning author.

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GOD: A COMEDY BY WOODY ALLEN

Miscellany Theatre Productions | Henry Martin

suite42 | Dea Loher, translated by D.Tushingham

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The critically acclaimed Runaground are back in Edinburgh as they bring Woody Allen’s 1975 comedy irreverently and tunefully to the stage. Sex-deprived writer Hepatitis and apathetic actor Diabetes struggle helplessly to find an ending for their play, as they waltz catastrophically with the omnipotent.

www.miscellanytheatreproductions.com

www.runaground.co.uk

As long as young people are producing theatre like this there is hope! LIST

Runaground are one to watch BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

Loher presents a highpoint in European contemporary drama. SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

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MY DARLING CLEMMIE

Bully

Winston Churchill said, “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.” This is the remarkable and highly entertaining story of Clementine Churchill described by Lord Halifax as,“The Guardian Angel of our country’s guardian.” Performed by Rohan McCullough, a previous winner of The Scotsman Drama Award, directed by Gareth Armstrong, creator of the Fringe success ‘Shylock’ and written by Hugh Whitemore whose film about Churchill, ‘Gathering Storm’ won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe. His follow-up film, ‘Into The Storm’ starring Brendan Gleeson, is due to be released in the UK this Autumn.

From the first smack, the cycle begun, There’s blood on his hands, like father like son.

Indigo Entertainments | Hugh Whitemore

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Image © Popperfoto / Getty Images

Welcome return of Richard Fry’s sell-out five star tour-de-verse. Domestic violence, Bucks Fizz, homophobia, Hollyoaks, child abuse, the ginger one from Girls Aloud. It’s enough to make anyone snap. www.theatretoursinternational.com

www.indigoentertainments.com

Compelling, engaging, intimately and beautifully realised – unforgettable ROGER GRAEF, CHAIR OF COMPLICITE THEATRE COMPANY Wonderful, delightful, brilliant

A deeply moving and edifying study of the human condition Fest Magazine Fry has a captivating talent Edinburgh Evening News

PETER MOULD, DIRECTOR OF THE ELLEN TERRY THEATRE

What a captivating performance. I can’t imagine the piece being more convincingly or beautifully performed

See this now British Theatre Guide

Bill Hughes, Chair of The Chester Literature Festival

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pleasance.co.uk | underbelly.co.uk | F15


For full programme details or to book go to: assemblyfestival.com or phone 0131 623 3030.

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THE GIRLS OF

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“REDRAWS THE LIMITS TO WHICH CIRCUS CAN ASPIRE” The Age, Melbourne

“PERFORMERS DAZZLE WITH THEIR BEAUTY AND GRACE - THIS IS A ’ JAW DROPPING EXPLOSION OF A PERFORMANCE, GUARANTEED TO ENTERTAIN”

“SCENES OF SHEER BRILLIANCE AND EXTRAORDINARY MAGNETISM”

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“…THE GREATEST SCOTTISH NOVELIST OF MODERN TIMES.” Ian Rankin

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Theatre

| Daily Festival Guide - For The Shows You Should See E4 Udderbelly’s Pasture CowBarn

12:45 (14:05)

PYTHONESQUE

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SUSIE BAXTER’S GUILTY WOMEN

Andy Jordan Productions | Roy Smiles

And now for something completely different! The story of the Monty Python team and how they changed the face of comedy without really trying. See Cleese’s first audition. Hear the simpering paternalism of David Frost. Be touched by the religious furore over ‘The Life of Brian’. Understand the true meaning of the coconuts in ‘The Holy Grail’! A brilliantly funny new play complete with Pythonesque sketches by Roy Smiles, author of worldwide hit ‘Ying Tong - A Walk With The Goons’. Directed by Michael Kingsbury, responsible for hit West End shows ‘Round the Horne Revisited’ and ‘Stop Messing About’.

Birch and Baxter Productions | Michael Birch

Susie plays ten women in this hilarious one-woman comedy. Tracy is an exfootballer’s wife, indifferent to her daughter’s terminal illness, Honoria is a molecular biologist creating a world where women can fertilise themselves, Rose has no alternative but to murder Colin...

www.andyjordanproductions.co.uk

And now for something completely fantastic... THE JOHANNESBURG CITIZEN

I take my hat off to Susie Baxter

Fiercely witty, gloriously silly and willfully ridiculous… CAPE TOWN ARGUS

Michael Billington GUARDIAN

Roy Smiles - master of the comic encounter... The Independent

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Assembly @ George Street Music Hall

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Three blocked creatives get unblocked with ‘Coffee’, a fast and furious comedy by the Fringe-First-winning writer of Edinburgh hit ‘Gone’: www.donkeycoffeecompany.co.uk

Shockingly good  GUARDIAN

King of the chat shows EDINBURGH

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The UK’s favourite Australian export, Clive James returns to Edinburgh with a raft of new guests. Catch him one to one with the finest brains the Festival can offer. 2008’s special guests included Armando Iannucci, Richard Dawkins, Howard Jacobson and Alan Sillitoe. Guests will be listed at the website.

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Nine-year-old Rachel is not sweet, not innocent and not polite. With sidekick Hortense, she’s on a mission to reach double figures. Will she make it? Acclaimed comic monologue for adults about being a child. Daniel Goldman directs the UK premiere of this show with over 250 European performances.

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THE EVENT

RE____ alternates between a TV quiz and the presenter’s home. Strange voices are put in strangers’ skins. A marriage suffocates; a soldier returns, apparently from the dead. Caged animals are fed.

Comic and compelling. The latest from Herald Angel Award winning John Clancy and Stage Best Actor David Calvitto, the team behind Fringe First winners ‘Americana Absurdum’, ‘Horse Country’, ‘Cincinnati’, ‘screwmachine/eyecandy’ and ‘Fatboy’. A man alone onstage attempts the ultimate magic trick: disappearing while remaining in full sight.

Previewed at the Soho Theatre, RE____ is by an award-winning playwright and Channel 4 comedy-writer.

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www.amomentspeace.co.uk

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I can’t think of a better new play I’ve seen at Cambridge Varsity Newspaper

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Absurdum International | John Clancy

Freddy Syborn’s Theatre Group | Freddy Syborn

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MY gRANDFATHER’S GREAT WAR

The multi-award-winning trio return with their sell-out Fringe hit – and, in an act of reckless hubris, swap the roles each day, as chosen by the audience. Fred and Eddie unravel the mystery of their missing friend, battling quick-witted punning, knockabout farce and dried fruit. Cameron Mackintosh New Writing Award-Winner.

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Celebrating his 200th anniversary, Gogol’s classic text is re-imagined as a theatrical tour-de-force. Axenty’s obsession and desire tumble towards madness and despair via letter-writing dogs, magisterial revelations and institutional torture. Fail Better return to Underbelly following their critically acclaimed productions of Sarah Kane’s Crave and Phaedra’s Love.

Has the audience erupting with laughter from the start. Entertaining and surprisingly powerful theatre FEST

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www.failbetter.co.uk

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Exceptionally clever… Definitely one of the best productions on this year’s Fringe! Don’t miss! BUXTON FRINGE

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The Kosh present The Storeroom, a thriller of fantastic imagination and wit, told in an extraordinary style. A potent cocktail of theatre and breathtaking physical prowess. Just what is needed to keep an audience on the edge of their seats. The Kosh dressed to kill and ready to sing.

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Shakespeare unlocked as a brutal tale of teenage drug pushers and knife crime in an adult-less world, rediscovered in modern rhyme by Lowkey – ‘one of the best lyricists in the Western Hemisphere’ (Benjamin Zephaniah). With dramaturgy by Fin Kennedy and performed by a blistering collective of emerging MCs and breakers.

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Tiresias Productions | Libby Penn

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Fail Better | (after Gogol)

www.threescompany.co.uk

www.festivalhighlights.com

0844 545 8252

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DIARY OF A MADMAN

Three’s Company | Tom Crawshaw

Strictly limited return season for the 2008 fringe hit, interweaving the First World War diaries of Captain Alexander Stewart with the contemporary perspective of his grandson, the actor Cameron Stewart (Best Solo Show nominee - Stage Awards).

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www.gildedballoon.co.uk

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| Pages Of Reviews Every Week Of The Festival Just the Tonic at The Caves Caves 2

13:40 (14:40)

POETS’ CORNER

Assembly @ George Street Edinburgh Suite

13:40 (14:50)

In a quiet corner of Westminster Abbey, Oscar Wilde and Lord Byron sit, talk and drink together, awaiting the start of an extraordinary annual party hosted by its famous residents. At least until the arrival of an unexpected guest. She claims to be a poet and, impossibly, to be alive…

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Two men, one bird, big trouble! Roy Tunt hovers a mere tick away from twitcher immortality, recording every British bird species. The elusive ‘Sociable Plover’ is his ultimate, but fate cruelly intervenes. ‘Fringe Phenomenon’ Guy Masterson plays opposite the brilliant Tim Whitnall (Morecambe) in a thrilling, darkly comic tale of passion, revenge and waterproofs.

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A compelling two-hander... as thought provoking as it was touching... Edward Elks and Dan Frost are exceptional CORNISHMAN

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THE DEVOURED

BEHIND the electric fences of a Johannesburg hostel two backpackers befriend a Zimbabwean refugee. But a volatile atmosphere is building – at the heart of it, a plot to assassinate Mugabe. When their presence opens old wounds will the tourists help or are some problems too deep for outsiders to solve?

At the moment of his liberation an anonymous man tells the story of his family’s humiliation, degradation and ultimate destruction by the Nazis. A starkly intense study of one mans’ journey into the despair, pain and extreme personal guilt created by unspeakable acts of genocide.

Rub Theatre | Rebecca Boey

Underbelly White Belly

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Guy Masterson - Theatre Tours International & Feather Productions | Tim Whitnall

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Last Night Things Happened…

Badac Theatre Company | Steve Lambert

SUDS | Christopher Harrison

Critically acclaimed Brighton Theatre Company SUDS return with a stunning piece of new writing that is both twisted and touching in equal measure. Absurd, fantastical and flamboyant characters weave their stories into Boy’s journey home. Gabriel Garcia Marques meets Tim Burton in this physically and visually enchanting production.

www.badactheatre.com

A visceral and brave work that is a powerful theatrical cry against human brutality 

Thoroughly engaging theatre  SCOTSMAN

SUNDAY HERALD (ON THE FACTORY)

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Forgotten Things. Red Ladder’s 40th anniversary show. A dark comic play about finding hope...and what happens when it is taken away. Fusing puppetry, innovative theatre and surreal style. A dysfunctional family struggle to cope with their suicidal son and senile grandmother.

Playwright, performer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay has spent most of his adult life searching for his family who are black like him. Now he presents the most serious of subjects through a journey of laughter and mental gymnastics to discover why he doesn’t hate white people.

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PRIVATE PEACEFUL MICHAEL MORPURGO

A complex, multi-layered piece of visual theatre from a ‘theatrical maverick’ with a ‘propensity for fearless experiment’ (Financial Times) and ‘brilliant site-specific theatre-maker’ (Scotsman). The audience sit within a cocoon of white paper prayer flags, Japanese origami birds and colourful projections as an absurd, eccentric drama unfolds on beauty, brutality, grieving and giving. Tea included!

Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaits the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back on his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon; his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices that brought him to the front line. A welcome return from the award winning team behind AESOP’S FABLES & THE MOZART QUESTION also by Michael Morpurgo and CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO. Written by Michael Morpurgo, adapted and directed by Simon Reade.

Scamp Theatre | Michael Morpurgo

Fire Exit/David Leddy and Tron Theatre Co

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The horrors of war and joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show  SCOTSMAN

The rising star of Scottish theatre

An infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War soldier’s final day  SUNDAY EXPRESS

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One of the most interesting writers on the Scottish scene

Morpurgo’s magic, a masterly adaptation by Simon Reade… This is one hour of your own life you will never forget  Daily Mail

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STUCK IN A RUT

SUCCESS STORY

WOYZECK

Lauren has been living like there’s no tomorrow. She’s partied until dawn and slept until lunchtime. Suddenly she is forced kicking and screaming to face reality in a touching, funny and physical drama about growing up. KUDOS return to Underbelly with their Stage Award nominated ensemble of 2008.

One Penthouse suite in Beverly Hills. Eighty journalists at the door. All they need is a soundbite. All Ray has to do is tell the truth…

Roll up, roll up! Observe the tragic tale of the murderous Woyzeck - soldier, medical experiment, doting father and betrayed husband. With nothing but a trunk-full of junk, three talented performers create an exhilarating mix of comedy, tragedy and song in Splendid’s highly inventive adaptation of the Büchner classic.

Temple Theatre Ltd | Brett Goldstein

KUDOS | Ben Clare & Matthew Dye

Brett Goldstein’s clever play combines high emotion with knowing comedy about Hollywood

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DESTINATION GB

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Bring your passports for a very foolish and very serious take on the efforts of the English to outsmart a gang of illegal immigrants who arrive damp in Dover. Visual, physical theatre that intermingles clowning, pathos and enthusiastic storytelling. Filled with love, friendship and the inability to swim.

Strangers, rain-storms, dancing and a lonely city. Five women’s stories collide through striking images, quiet fury and ludicrous joy. Petticoats Rip and Jamie Wood (Director of ‘Paperweight’, Fringe First 2008) investigate the roles we squeeze into, the hoops we jump through and the cost of tottering in impossible heels.

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Witness the terrible tale of Sweeney Todd, then watch him hang before your very eyes! Finger in the Pie present an hilarious black comedy of slapstick humour, grotesque characters, physical storytelling, puppetry and live cabaret music.

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Visually spectacular, nerveshredding theatre... Sweeney Todd is grisly, sexy and hectic SPOONFED LONDON

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Daily Festival Guide More Reviews Than Any Other Newspaper Pleasance Courtyard Over The Road 2

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A BRITISH SUBJECT

PARTY

At the age of 18, Mirza Tahir Hussain, a British Subject, arrived in Pakistan. 24 hours later a taxi driver was dead and Tahir was tried for his murder. Condemned to hang in the Criminal Court he spent the following 7 years on death row. Released on appeal, he prepared to return home to Leeds but was sent back to death row by a Sharia Court. He stayed there for a further 11 years.

By Tom Basden. Five middle class idealists meet in a shed to plan the future of mankind. They struggle. A comic play about optimism versus ignorance, ambition versus complete incompetence.

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Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company in association with Pins and Needles Productions

‘Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, ticked the clock as Ernest Hemel sat, quiet and still in the darkened corner of his apartment block. Watching, waiting…’

SharpWire | Words and music by Pete M Wyer and Matthew Sharp

A spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from writer Oliver Lansley and the multiple award-winning team behind ‘The Terrible Infants’. Poe meets Hitchcock in this noir horror combining live music and physical storytelling.

What dastardly plans for world domination has Johnny stumbled upon this time? Can he escape from the ominous castle where people enter but no-one EVER returns?! A(nother) thrilling, virtuosic, ‘whodunnit’ musical adventure story!

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Taking the spirit of Struwwelpeter, Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl screeching and laughing into the 21st century…Captivating STAGE

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Any show that cites Roald Dahl and Tim Burton in its publicity material has a lot to live up to... But do you know, they’re right… Utterly captivating scotsman

Extraordinary cellist, virile bassbaritone, compelling actor. Daily Telegraph

This deliciously dark and twisted show repeatedly proves just how good fringe theatre can, and should, be Metro (on the terrible infants)

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GO TO GAZA, DRINK THE SEA

Guy Masterson - Theatre Tours International in association with Passion Pit Theatre Justin Butcher & Ahmed Masoud

Explosive Palestinian-British theatre alchemy, from award-winning writer-director Justin Butcher (Scaramouche Jones, Madness Of George Dubya) and Gazain writer-choreographer Ahmed Masoud (Ila Haifa), weaves drama, dance and film with the soulful live music of Palestinian oud-player and singer Nizar Al-Issa and 5000 shoes (“Jane Frere’s astonishing design” - The Guardian) conjuring “a harrowing journey into a very modern heart of darkness” (The Stage). Justin Butcher’s Scaramouche and acclaimed Scottish artist, Jane Frere’s, extraordinary exhibition - Return Of The Soul - were two major hits at last year’s festivals. “A heartfelt tribute to the people of Gaza” (Palestine Telegraph). www.theatretoursinternational.com

A deeply felt, humane and vividly expressive reaction to the current crisis MICHAEL BILLINGTON, GUARDIAN By far the most powerful example I’ve yet seen of a border-crossing theatrical mix ... An extraordinarily versatile cast ... Profane, witty, desperate and poetic – a voice from Gaza Beach itself AMANDA SEBESTYEN, THE TRIBUNE

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SharpWire | Written and composed by Pete M Wyer in collaboration with Matthew Sharp

‘A story worthy of the Arabian Nights’ Time Out. ‘ Johnny’s been kidnapped, mysterious goggles have opened a portal to another world, midnight is fast approaching and the end of the Universe is near! ‘Spellbinding and hilarious oneman operatic thriller.’ Metro. www.sharpwire.org

Buy, steal, beg and queue to get a ticket to this mind-boggling and hilarious show! TIME OUT Holy Grail of Brighton Festival METRO

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Direct from London’s Southbank Centre comes a special encore performance of this Argus Angel Award-winning musical tribute to Woody Guthrie – the American folk legend who continues to inspire some of today’s finest storytelling songwriters, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Billy Bragg, and the Indigo Girls. Woody’s songs are coupled with excerpts and anecdotes from his books and the columns he wrote for the ‘People’s Daily World’ to create a concert narrative: a biographical, political, and personal portrait of this immortal troubadour. Enjoy rich harmonies, guitar, twin fiddles, banjo, mandolin, pennywhistle, and spoons! Great for the whole family!

11pm Millennium Eve. Ancient clown, Scaramouche, gives his final performance, charting a bizarre odyssey through comic misadventures and the century’s darkest episodes, to reveal the loves, brutalities, ecstasies and tragedies beneath his seven white masks. Epic, poetic, profoundly moving. A smash sellout in 2008, Justin Butcher returns for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Directed by Guy Masterson.

One of the standout musical performances of the year! Recommended without hesitation STAGE

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Practically flawless…energetic, knowing, infinitely moving…A masterpiece of magic realism. BRITISH

This fantastic, dynamic piece of work ranges from moments of great celebration to great sadness. Irrepressible exuberance! ARGUS, BRIGHTON

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Eccentric female librarian seeks male for good times and illegal sperm harvesting. Must enjoy: literature, blackmailing and cuddles. Own turkey baster preferred... Multi-award winning PIT return to the Fringe with a brand new comedy based on the true story of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank. Winner: The Writer’s Guild and List Magazine Award for Fringe Drama 2004. www.pleasance.co.uk www.pit-online.co.uk www.easttoedinburgh.co.uk

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Celebrated Fringe First winners return. 50 minutes of explicit startling theatre reinventing Paradise Lost in a bedsit. Writer Jonathan Holloway: “pure art extract” (Sunday Times). Edinburgh 2006: “stunningly effective, the real thing” (Guardian). “perfection, heartstopping” (EdinburghGuide). “the best” (British Theatre Guide). “full frontal assault” (Metro). “hard edged, relentless theatre” (Scotsman).

A wrong number, an unlikely connection - based on astonishing true accounts of reconciliation from the Middle East. This physical jigsaw blends superb acting, cinematic storytelling and a haunting world-music soundtrack weaving seamlessly between kitchens and hospitals, playgrounds and dining rooms... to the morgue!

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 Hilarious... Rush to catch the sharp satire of this production

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Poised on the edge of a defining moment in 1945, a community of young women in bomb-damaged London is living in extraordinary and momentous times. This bold and witty adaptation of Spark’s favourite novel – about sex and the availability of it, money and the lack of it – is as chilling as an Arctic winter, slashing the face of romantic relationships like flying glass. www.stellarquines.com www.assemblyfestival.com

A real explosion of 21st century theatrical energy The Scotsman on Stellar Quines’ The Unconquered

Very impressive work, technically ambitious and original. Muriel Spark on Judith Adams’ adaptation of The Girls of Slender Means

The greatest Scottish novelist of modern times Ian Rankin on Muriel Spark

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| The Best Of The Festival Every Weekend Gilded Balloon Teviot Billiard Room

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KILLING ME SOFTLY

Gilded Balloon Teviot Wine Bar

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The Rap Guide to Evolution

Gilded Balloon

Nothing short of outstanding... Not many can express pathos with such a healthy dose of humour 5 Stars

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Bruce Bane is a hired hand that gets the job done, he shoots first and doesn’t even ask questions. Join Bane as he journeys through the city in this dark comedic tale of revenge. Inspired one man film noir parody with live music, Bane is a must for all film fans.

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Boldly making use of hip-hop in a most unusual but still provocative way, Brinkman harmoniously fuses art with evolution  TIME OUT

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Awesome…Bane is a tour-de-force  Broadway Baby

Sly, often hilarious, and always smart and thought-provoking SCIENTIST MAGAZINE

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Racked | Megan Ford

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It’s gonna be hot …

Triumphant celebration of life and liberty by Nobel Prize winning playwright, Dario Fo. Superb one man show about Italy’s most famous saint featuring colourful characters brought to life by Fo’s friend and collaborator of 20 years, Mario Pirovano.

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Winner - Best Production, Bilbao Act Festival. Winner - Audience Prize, Berlin 100º Festival. A comic, highly visual journey through modern city life where anger, gods, love, music and cross-dressing collide. Inspired by Greek myths, storytellers fight and unite to share tales of past wrongdoings. www.templetheatre.co.uk

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THE ASSASSINATION OF PARIS HILTON A new site-specific 30-minute comedy set in the ladies room of a Hollywood nightclub. Three girls gossip and scheme, while two others plan to kill the girl they love to hate.

Pleasance Dome 10Dome

15:00 (16:00) Whitebone Productions | Joe Bone

“The Rap Guide” explores the history and understanding of Darwin’s theory, combining hilarious remixes of popular rap songs with lyrical storytelling covering Natural Selection, Sexual Selection and Unity of Common Descent. Baba Brinkman does for Darwin what he did for Chaucer in “The Rap Canterbury Tales” (***** Scotsman)

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BANE

Baba Brinkman

Richard Fry and Lizzie Roper in a New Drama about Love, Violence and Karaoke. Between them Richard and Lizzie have had three sell out solo shows at the Gilded Balloon. Now they combine talents in a shocking tale of love going savagely wrong.

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A marvellous performer stage (on Johan Padan)

previous production of ‘Hippolytus’

Engrossing stuff, vividly told what’s on (on johan padan)

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CRUSH

BECOMING MARILYN

Iron Shoes in association with the Tristan Bates Theatre | Paul Charlton

Ronnie Dorsey Productions and Scamp Theatre | Bernie C Byrnes

Fringe First award winner Paul Charlton’s moving new play explores the nature of modern obsession set against the backdrop of a fractured but loving relationship. Sam loves Anna, football and gambling. But when the spark disappears, how much is he prepared to risk in the chase to recapture the thrill?

Norma Jeane meets Marilyn Monroe in this sparkling, powerful and fascinating portrait of an icon. ‘Don’t tell me I’m dead. The evening’s just beginning’. With Issy van Randwyck (Fascinating Aida) directed by Gareth Armstrong. www.scamptheatre.com

An absolute joy 

As bubbly as a seasonal glass of champers Evening Standard on Issy van

SCOTSMAN (ON LOVE, SEX AND CIDER)

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| Daily Festival Guide - A Five Star Supplement Every Day Gilded Balloon Teviot nightclub

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Hour of the Lynx

These Colours Ltd / Escalator East to Edinburgh | Pauline Lynch

A young man in a mental institution has killed again. Two women, a scientist and a priest, come to his cell to discuss how to proceed. The discussion will change all their lives. Award winning Swedish author Per Olov Enquist’s disturbing and moving play asks profound, unsettling questions about the nature of faith and forgiveness.

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ME, MUM AND DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Stephanie Ridings

A black comedy sprinkled with Dusty lyrics and coated with a Dusty song or two. Told through the eyes of Mary, whose mother has passed away, the show examines relationships, people who aren’t what they seem and how we cope with loss when it’s too late to say sorry. www.stephanieridings.com

FINANCIAL TIMES

…A truly ‘total theatre’ that engages head, heart and soul ANIMATIONS ONLINE

Stunning...a must see METRO

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Morris runs a biscuit company in Scotland. He has a house in the suburbs, nice wife and kids…but there’s one major problem. He is a chronic alcoholic and his life is falling apart. Part of Made in Scotland.

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But this one is talking... Should you listen? Can you trust him?

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David Benson - Festival Highlights

”Gypsy don’t talk to non-Gypsy. T’ain’t right. Not never.”

The cast is led by Olivier-nominated actress and comedian Dillie Keane. Dillie’s previous work with Critical Mass includes Frank and Dolly (Stage Best Actress Nomination 2007).

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KING OF THE GYPSIES

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Pigs

Pentabus Theatre | Steven Canny and John Nicholson

An inspirational comedy for everyone about Charles Darwin’s early life. Warm your heart and fire your imagination as we consider burning questions concerning bugs, big bangs and body-snatchers. A joyful, visual spectacular from the award winning Pentabus Theatre. Origins is written by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, whose work with Pentabus Theatre Artistic Director, Orla O’Loughlin has transferred to the West End to critical acclaim: www.pentabus.co.uk

UNFAILINGLY HILARIOUS’ (Hound of the Baskervilles) GUARDIAN SIMPLE-SEEMING GAGS ARE TRANSFORMED INTO THEATRICAL GEMS... DAZZLING PERFORMANCES.(Hound of the Baskervilles) OBSERVER

Rehearsed readings of brand new ten minute plays by: Alia Bano, Deborah Jones, Debbie McAndrew, Tim Price, Alan Pollock, Abbie Spallen Pentabus Theatre

Six of the UK’s best new writers spent a week in the country finding out where the food on your plate comes from. Join us as this exciting work gets it’s first airing. A feast of the surprising, the political and the absurd. www.pentabus.co.uk

THE EXCELLENT PENTABUS Guardian

THE EXCELLENT PENTABUS GUARDIAN

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Underbelly Iron Belly

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THE TALE OF LADY STARDUST

OH, MY GREEN SOAP BOX

Ziggy and Gary wait patiently for the day of judgement in a dingy flat in south London. Finally, today, there’s someone at the door. The cautionary tale of a box, a believer, a dubious angel and David Bowie.

With some stuff she found in her bedroom and her hired polar bear suit, Lucy Foster will attempt to evoke the beautiful white world melting below our feet. She will try not to shout, she will try to keep things merry, and hope it won’t all come flooding out.

Bloody Lovely Productions | Bea Roberts

0131 622 6552

Pleasance Courtyard Above

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Pleasance Courtyard Attic

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The Girl Next Door Theatre Company | Ben Schiffer

’I wanted to change. To let the dark make me clean, heal me. So that... when I came out, I was a different person.’ Lead writer on ‘Skins’- Ben Schiffer lets us eavesdrop on an intimate, unnerving moment between lovers... that leaves the audience quite literally in the dark.

www.jumbled.org.uk

Winning, funny, yet ultimately moving... you find yourself not only laughing at the characters but crying with them too GUARDIAN

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0131 556 6550

HIS GHOSTLY HEART

Jumbled | Lucy Foster

From the company who bought you Fringe hit ‘The Darkling Plain’.

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PLEASANCE

www.girlnextdoortheatre.co.uk

A true work of original theatre... watch it. Watch it today FEST

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Astounding physical acts AGE, MELBOURNE Incredible control and precision... full of adrenaline AUSTRALIAN STAGE A boisterous and beautiful exploration of the extraordinary heights the human body can reach... this is a must see BUZZCUTS

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Following standing ovations and sell-out seasons in Europe and Australia and for the first time in the UK, Melbourne’s ThisSideUp acrobatics present their explorational style of graceful, bold and gravity defying circus.

Her story was retold on Radio 4 as Afternoon Play ‘The Lemon Squeezer’.

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| The Festival Up Close Pleasance Dome QueenDome

15:50 (17:05)

THE CONTEST

‘Love, the greatest scene of all, it happens when it happens, the music tells it all.’ A musical revue for four singers. Lyrics written and directed by David Levin. Composers: Sally Beamish, Giorgios Athanasopolous, Nigel Osborne, Alfredo Caponnetto, Alan Gilliland, Rick Wentworth, Cheryl Taylor, Kostas Rekleitis, Julian Wagstaff.

Three passionate young artists.

Ines Wurth presents

Pleasance

Youthful mistakes unintended consequences. When a couple becomes a triangle, frivolous game playing becomes serious. Pressures mount, mistakes are made, and the unexpected results of a career launching contest changes their lives forever.

Osborne’s trademark mingling of musical traditions scotland on sunday (on conflict diamonds)

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Almost other-worldly guardian (on nigel osborne’s rock music)

Rowland’s cleverly constructed tale has… a psychological deftness that resonates LOS ANGELES TIMES

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A GRAVE SITUATION Young Pleasance | Tim Norton | Ned Bennett

The Pleasance’s own “breathtakingly skilful ensemble” (Scotsman) present a brilliantly inventive new comedy. Armed with only five spades, and Albert’s trusty toothpick, will our grave-digging heroes tunnel back to Blighty in time to return Ethel’s library book, see Ginger earn his wings and taste Daphne’s Battenburg? Will Chippy get his girl and Bitsy outwit the Colonel to earn a late pass and a lift back to HQ? Chocks away for more exciting jolly japes!

ThePaper Birds | The Paper Birds

2008 Fringe First winning show returns from International sellout tour. Visual, physical and verbatim theatre explores the story of an Eastern European girl forced into the British sex trade. Shortlisted for Total Theatre’s ‘Best Young Company’, Amnesty International ‘Freedom of Expression Award’ and The Stage’s ‘Best Ensemble’ 2008.

“Young Pleasance is extraordinary...lavish...explosive” (British Theatre Guide) www.pleasance.co.uk

The word extravaganza was invented for shows like this... the spectacle is breathless Fest

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A class act... impressively slick... a richly handsome endeavour Herald

A sharp, compassionate, deeply felt show  SCOTSMAN

A spectacular musical thriller Time Out

Absorbing, essential viewing. A flawless ensemble performance; a must see. THE STAGE

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Siblings flee from a city destroyed by plague. Manoeuvred by a ravenous eye, they venture into a dark forest embarking upon a surreal odyssey. Can they escape taboo breaking animals and sugar coated enemies as strange temptations strain their unusual bond?

directed by Dario Fo

“…wonderful skill portraying the story with such conviction and staggering energy. Brilliantly executed...” Pleasance Courtyard 5- 31 August 3.15pm

Trailer at: www.fatcontent.org

(on {The Man I Cure}2008) always captivating... superb performances EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

(on {The Man I Cure}2008) a beating heart of original experience HAIRLINE

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To find out more go to www.suspensefestival.com pleasance.co.uk | underbelly.co.uk | F27


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VARIOUS

FRED HOOD MEMORIAL

ME & jezebel

Underbelly Productions

Gilded Balloon

We dedicate a portion of our 10th programme to celebrate the life and work of Fred Hood. Fred was a brilliant director, actor, scholar, and a dear member of the Underbelly family. Fred tragically died in December at the age of 28, and we all miss his charm, wit and motivation daily.

“Me & Jezebel” is a hilarious play based on the real experience of author Elizabeth Fuller, who in the summer of 1985, by pure chance, had the legendary screen actress Bette Davis come to stay at her ‘somewhat dilapidated’ New England cottage.

We have gathered many of the Underbelly’s founding performers for this weekend reunion, and have planned a terrific slate of old and new Fred favorites. PLEASE buy a ticket and help us keep Fred’s legacy alive at Underbelly. All proceeds will go to the Fred Hood Memorial Fund. A great cause and some great shows...

WILD WITH OSCAR WILDE Our weekend’s kickoff cabaret. Songs, spoken word, and sketches. All things from Fred’s favorite dandy. A light, funny start to the celebration. Performed by founding performers of Underbelly.

What was supposed to be an overnight stay turned into an escapade which lasted 32 days, in which time Davis turned Fuller’s home and life upside down. In a ‘tour de voice’ performance, Katy Manning plays all the parts!

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BENT

Underbelly’s very first comedy show returns from their barnstorming 2000 debut! The meanest, leanest and quickest of improv performers shoot from the hip and ask questions later. See if they still have the mojo. Great late night entertainment.

Underbelly’s first, and arguably best, show was this play by Martin Sherman chronicling a gay man’s journey through WWII Germany. In 2000, Fred Hood’s production garnered sweeping 5 star reviews and sold-out success. The original cast of this production re-unite to perform an artful reading, staged alongside a backdrop of original film from the 2000 production. Not to be missed.

14th & 15th Aug - 00.30 (Underbelly) Free (pay what you think on the night)

14th Aug - 23.00 (Underbelly) £6.50

NEW WRITING SHOW A playwright, a mystery novelist, a documentary filmmaker, a director. Acclaimed writers, whose burgeoning careers started under Fred’s wing, offer a collection of short plays... 15th Aug - 16.15 (Underbelly) £10.00 16th Aug - 12.00 (Underbelly) £10.00

15th Aug - 23.15 (Underbelly) £10.00

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Winner of the Footlights 2009 Harry Porter Prize. Barry has ideas. Loads. In fact, he’s got nothing else. When Suzie leaves him he decides to make a change. Unfortunately, it’s just a change of posture…

An excellent one-hour comedy. If you do nothing else, watch it  VARSITY NEWSPAPER

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The brazen multi-talented Bridge conjures up one surprise after another: puppet theatre, lipsync and a never ending repertoire of grimaces... A hell of a lot of fun! A frantic Punch and Judy show accompanied by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Kylie Minogue… astonishing Taz, Berlin

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| Daily Festival Guide - Daily Coverage Of All The Festivals Underbelly Iron Belly

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Felix Productions | Glyn Maxwell

Who backstabbed the Front Man? His girlfriend? His teacher? The obsessive fan watching from the window? Old and young fight to the death in this tragedy for the Facebook generation.

Wordsmith’s Theatre Factory | Hennie van Greunen

Boy [cripple] meets girl [quirky] as this hit play [South African] makes its international debut. In song and storytelling, Alex’s journey details the perils of shopping, the healing power of chocolate milkshake and the fact that, when it comes to love, NORMAL is just a setting on the drier...

 SCOTSMAN (on Lifeblood)  SCOTSMAN, list, metro, fest (on best man)

A superlative writer SCOTSMAN (on lifeblood)

Kruger’s brilliant performance takes you on an emotional joyride BEELD

A sharp sense of drama and a keen ear for its language NEW YORK TIMES

Pedro Kruger excels in this tour de force CAPE ARGUS

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Adrenalin Arts & Entertainment | Alan Ferrett

Nowadays, who’s word is truly their bond? A radical reworking of an Arthurian legend - fresh new writing, dark imagery, bold physicality and a six-strong professional ensemble. Written by West Yorkshire Playhouse Northern Exposure playwright Phil King. Previous press for Rough Fiction:

A psychological thriller that challenges the line between dreams and reality. Sex meets obsession with deadly results. And David is unaware of this. ‘This production pushes the boundary between theatre and cinema. Gripping, masterly.’ From an award-winning production team & Fringe Sell-Out Award Winners 2007. What will you choose to believe?

No escape from life’s questions. [Rough Fiction] push the boundaries of text and performance. 

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Dylan Thomas: Return Journey – Bob Kingdom

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Poetry unemprisoned, Shakespeare holding your breath - the delight, danger, mind-bending and exhilaration in words. Change your words, change your story and maybe the world. A poignant, passionate, hilarious new show from Costa award-winning writer.

Original Direction by Anthony Hopkins | Richard Jordan Productions Ltd.

Seven Performances Only! The electrifying presence of Thomas on his last great lecture tour enroute to the White Horse Tavern. One of the most celebrated solo shows of all time back at Assembly for its farewell season.

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BEACHY HEAD

Durang/Durang by Christopher Durang

Analogue | The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich | Escalator East To Edinburgh

Fusing text, CGI animation, physical performance and in-depth research, this cross-art form collaboration is the follow-up to Analogue’s 2007 Fringe First winning hit ‘Mile End’. ‘Beachy Head’ explores the ripple effects of one man’s decision to take his life, telling the interconnected stories of those caught up in a single fall from the cliffs.

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If you need a break from serious drama, go see these funny over-the-top sketches. A Connecticut housewife, a parody of Glass Menagerie, a preposterously narcissistic woman...

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Analogue is a young company certain to make its mark on British theatre GUARDIAN

All feature in an hour of absurd humour from the celebrated Broadway writer.

...neuron firing, emotionally hot-wired theatre from a visionary young company METRO

If you need a break from serious drama, the place to go is Christopher Durang’s silly, funny, over-the-top sketches Theater Week

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Jon Atli Jonasson | Graeme Maley

Djupid (The Deep) based on a true event, is a beautiful and touching tale of one man’s struggle for survival at sea. Not for himself but for the ones he has lost and leaving.

Otherplace Productions | Nicola Haydn

Driven by her insecurities, Janis Joplin recklessly embraced the hedonistic spirit of the sixties, becoming one of the most iconic celebrities of her generation. By turns confessional and confrontational, this compelling one-woman play challenges the legend and uncovers the complex, vulnerable woman hiding behind it.

Pretty Good Girl Dance Theatre

1970. Elvis has left the building. Or has he? An explosively physical tale of love,secrets and acceptance. Dance theatre just as it should be - funny, fast, poetic, sexy and downright ‘rock n roll’. Hits from ‘The King’ and a script to dance for.

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“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” Elvis Presley

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One of the performances I was sorry not to see sooner PRAGUE POST

Perfectly formed... Rarely has a biographical play managed to capture the spirit of someone so effectively CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL

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2013 - England’s a totalitarian state, in which dissenters are terrorists. The BBC’s merged with the BNP and Glastonbury’s a prison camp, England’s Guantanamo. The Revolution’s leader awaits a show trial. Follow the cameras into the Rebel Cell…

2008. Angola. A unique beauty contest. The prize, a golden prosthetic limb and the title, Miss Landmine. Inspired by real events, this acclaimed Italian company, performing in English, use fact and fiction to tell the story of contest winner Augusta Hurica and the landmine which maimed her, from invention to explosion.

Teatro dei Borgia, ITACA & The Lincoln Company

FROM THE ORIGINAL PRODUCER OF ‘INTO THE HOODS’

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Everyone has the right to be beautiful Miss Landmine Survivor 2008

Powerfully intelligent and aweinspiringly eloquent, Baba Brinkman and Dizraeli are the saviours of hip-hop  threeweeks

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| Pages Of Reviews Every Week Of The Festival E4 Udderbelly’s Pasture Cowbarn

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Denise Van Outen

I CONFESS

West End & Broadway Diva, TV star, fashion icon, Essex girl. Denise will sing and talk all things peroxide, channelling her very favourite blondes – from Dolly to Dusty to Duffy. Top tunes. Top jokes. Topshop. Blondes have more fun – official.

A confessional sits in the Pleasance Courtyard. Step within to hear real life confessions of a stranger. You might find yourself revealing your innermost secrets in return. Celebrity guests and a changing line-up make every confession a unique one-to-one experience.

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THE FALL OF MAN

A soldier, a terrorist and a comedian walk into a bar. The landlord says, ‘What’s this, a joke?’. Humour is power. You don’t want to laugh. But you do. ‘Funny’ is based on real stories from secret places. The closer it gets to the truth the less you’re going to believe.

multi Fringe First Award winners present Paradise Lost in a bedsit

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Brilliant, ground-breaking theatre… makes you feel the earth move a little under your feet SCOTSMAN

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This show is electric herald

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“stunningly effective, the real thing”

Burnt Goods with Tron Theatre and Made In Scotland Showcase | Harry Horse

Tam Dean Burn, 2007 Herald-Angelwinner for ‘Venus As A Boy’, in his homage to the late Harry Horse and his awe-inspiring political cartoons. A ferocious yet funny digital journey through the 21st century landscape of war, surveillance and celebrity culture. See accompanying exhibition in the Lane Bar. Photo credit Richard Campbell www.yearofthehorse.org

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BURN

Second Skin Theatre | Andy McQuade

‘Hell is other people.’ Three castaways reveal the dreadful deeds that have thrown them together on a mysterious island. But will the truth save them or damn them forever? A bold, blackly humorous drama from award-winning Second Skin. Inspired by Sartre, this play is ‘No Exit’ for the 21st century.

SST Productions Present | Robyn Peterson

Robyn Peterson’s life story of a model: part memoir, part fairy tale, part romance, the odyssey of a determined American teenager falling hopelessly in love with Paris. Running from studio to runway, face plastered all over top magazine covers and billboards in the world’s chicest city – until Paris brings her to her knees.

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AN AUDIENCE WITH TAPPY WRIGHT - ROCK ROADIE: BACKSTAGE AND CONFIDENTIAL James ‘Tappy’ Wright

The ultimate fly-on-the-wall rock memoir show, by the roadie who worked with some of the biggest names in the business. Funny, revealing, Tappy Wright blows open the world of rock, an insider who was there backstage and includes an explosive revelation about Jimi Hendrix’s death.

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Liz Lochhead and Carol Laula: love, love, love. Sweet, sad, old, new, intimate, outloud, romantic, raunchy – whether via the spoken word or the soaring note, here’s a Happy Hour with two friends who just love to sing their songs!

The legendary Blue Peter man in the tale of a tightrope walking and sticky backed worldwide adventure. A custard pie of songs, slapstick and showbiz.

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Lochhead... poetry which sparkles SCOTSMAN

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Laula... first and foremost, a stunningly brilliant singer Telegraph

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Beijing Film Academy | An adaptation from the original work by William Shakespeare

A unique interactive production featuring 18 Chinese performers: music, dancing, and martial-arts, fuse with online computer gaming and video technology resulting in a visually spectacular performance... but who on earth is controlling their fate... ? Chinese costumes, drama and Kunqu Opera combine with acrobatics, dance and innovative technology in a multi-media melange which will take your breath away. The magnificent McEwan Hall will transform into a bizarre and fantastic dream setting thanks to the multi-media skills of the chief designer of video for the Beijing Olympics 2008. The dream will come alive. www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/bfa Matinee performances on 16, 22 & 23 August at 14:30 (ends 15:50) Family ticket available.

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6.0: HOW HEAP AND PEBBLE TOOK ON THE WORLD AND WON Dancing Brick, developed at BAC | Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare

Two ice-dancers are performing their routine on a wooden stage. 2008 Total Theatre Award-nominees Dancing Brick explore how we adapt, create and continue when our environment fails to provide us with what we need to perform. A beautiful and hilarious new play packed with sport, movement, poetry and comedy. www.dancingbrick.net

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STAND BY YOUR VAN

Menagerie/The Pleasance/ Escalator East To Edinburgh | Anna Reynolds

A spectacular new “live competition” play about desire, hope, endurance... and a very big pick-up truck! The Pleasance Grand has never seen anything like it… there’s a £25,000 pickup truck in the middle of the stage and 12 contestants are holding onto to it – all desperate to win it. All they have to do is be the last person standing, with their hands having never left the surface of the truck… Sounds easy, right? Wrong. Based on true contests, this fictional re-creation is a powerful new play reflecting on a world where people will do anything to win. We witness gruelling pain and determination, alongside hilarity and utter lunacy induced by hours without sleep. Our twelve “hard core, do or die” competitors include a lady who believes “God won’t let her lose”, a revengeful ex-con, a lapsed Buddhist, a foul-mouthed little old lady, a desperate glamour model and a student who lives exclusively on energy drinks. If they want to win they must exist side by side for three days and nights. But only one will ultimately be left standing… you just know its going to be explosive!!! Someone’s gonna win a truck! www.menagerie.uk.com

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| Daily Festival Guide - Pages of Reviews Every Day Underbelly Big Belly

19:30 (20:45)

Julie Mullen with her Erotic Poetry for Vegans & Vegetarians. Gnocchi! Gnocchi! Gnocchi!

A space station monitoring reality crash lands on the moon. Real life testimonies collide with absurd sci-fi in Point Blank’s multi-media journey into madness. Designed by Richard Lowdon (Forced Entertainment)

Liverpool poet Julie Mullen gets fraîche with celebrity guests and poets amongst the kumquats. A kinda Tracey Emin meets ‘Big Breakfast’ meets Roger McGough’s ‘More Poetry Please’.

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ASSEMBLY GALA PRESS LAUNCH Assembly

Join us as we rocket into another stunning Assembly season of the Fringe’s best theatre, music, dance and comedy. The Gala Press Launch lets you take a sneak peak at a great selection of shows from our 2009 season. Hosted by Jason Byrne and Adam Hills. www.assemblyfestival.com

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LUCK

The daughter of a professional Las Vegas gambler, Megan Riordan takes us on a fast-paced journey through her life of casinos, her disguises and training as part of an elite international gambling team. Set against a background of casino games in which the audience are invited to play. www.scamptheatre.com

An engaging and startlingly confessional performance IRISH TIMES Vigorously inventive... a cocktail of assured sass and genuine vulnerability IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE

IN ASSOCIATION WITH RADA

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GUARDIAN

Underbelly’s Hullabaloo bosco tent

20:10 (21:10) Making Strange Theatre Company | Dodd Loomis, Megan Riordan and Shawn Sturnick

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THE FUSS

Idle Hands | Thomas Willshire

Would you kill your sister? If all she’s got left is Patrick Swayze and Cheerios?

Idle Hands | Thomas Willshire

Are you a sexual retard?

Matthew and Teddy are bored to death and Scrabble isn’t helping.

Andy is. He’s a zebra male surrounded by alphas.

See what the fuss is about.

Is his wife, Pam, doomed? Or will a gibbon do?

Discover if blood is thicker than bleach. A new dark comedy by Thomas Willshire.

Can they find an amicable solution? A new comedy by Thomas Willshire.

by Steven Canny and John Nicholson

An inspirational comedy for everyone about Darwin's early life. Warm your heart and fire your imagination as we consider burning questions concerning bugs, big bangs and body-snatchers. A joyful visual spectacular from award winning Pentabus Theatre. Pleasance Dome 5th-29th:15.30 www.pentabus.co.uk

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Pleasance Courtyard Pleasance Two

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MY NAME IS SUE

Critically acclaimed international storytelling company You Need Me return after last year’s sell-out ‘How It Ended’.

Sue is a piano-wielding prophet who has so far kept her thoughts to herself. Hilarious, tragic and curiously broadshouldered, she invites you into her lounge to bear witness to visions of her life from finishing school to Doomsday. From Dafydd James and Ben Lewis (of Inspector Sands, award-winners for Hysteria).

Dafydd James & Ben Lewis

Staged in the round with live music, Certain Dark Things is the story of a young Basque boy’s sexual awakening in Franco’s Spain during the 1950s. Stage Awards and Total Theatre Awards Nominees 2008. www.youneedme.org.uk

A masterclass in poetic, visual storytelling. One of the most exciting pieces of physical theatre on the Fringe STAGE (On ‘How It Ended’)

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Simple and soulful, elegant and nuanced. Outstanding 

Ben Lewis’s script oozes wit 

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LITTLE JOHNNY’S BIG GAY MUSICAL

Tangram Theatre Company | Penelope Skinner

“Last night’s sex was a bit like a kebab? Doner, not shish. This morning I’m coated in the greasy film of regret.”

Random Accomplice

A comedy extravaganza, Little Johnny celebrates all his failures in their heart wrenching, sequined glory. Joined by a fabulous live band, Little Johnny sashays and vogues his way through this hilarious one man musical. A witty and confessional take on his own strive for perfection - 30, single and singing!

Life’s not looking too good for F. She’s 25, down and out, and she’s just spent the night with the wrong man. Again. As she’s cleaning up, she finds a love story she wrote aged 12. Before she knows it, she’s hurtling back to the most significant mornings-after of her life. This darkly comic monologue from acclaimed writer Penelope Skinner chronicles one girl’s sexual journey from adolescence to womanhood. Performed by Becci Gemmell. Directed by Daniel Goldman. www.tangramtheatre.co.uk

A sharp 60-minute tour-de-force... F**ked should soon be on everybody’s lips  TIME OUT CRITICS’ CHOICE

www.randomaccomplice.org

Fantastic fun... wonderfully observed... it’s delivered with enthralling ease METRO

 Tour de force...(an) irrepressibly entertaining, unexpectedly moving show HERALD

 Sublime SCOTSMAN

Impeccable... utterly convincing... it might be the perfect show British Theatre Guide

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SNATCH PARADISE BY VAN BADHAM

Deep in the Garden, as dusk falls, old gramophones spin glittering sounds whilst clicking insects cast vast moving shadows. Haunting whistles rise and fall and sparkling flowers dance to their own tune… Take a journey through a magical world as the Botanic Garden’s famous Glasshouses are transformed into a fascinating nocturnal trail of unusual and immersive installations. A highlight of the recent Liverpool Capital of Culture programme, Power Plant is guaranteed to captivate all ages. Produced by Simon Chatterton in association with Sound and Music, the British Council and Oxford Contemporary Music.

In 2008, D-Star and Lola were lovers, popstars and international symbols of celebrity excess. Now it’s 2009, the economy’s collapsing and the star-struck popettes are desperate to re-brand.

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The Gemeinschaft Dogs | Van Badham

Notorious Fringe bad-girl Van Badham returns with a debauched comedy about guns, porn and popstars chasing a zeitgeist that’s rapidly running away. www.gemeinschaftdogs.com

PLEASE NOTE TIMED ENTRY EVERY 10 MINS FROM 21:30. APPROX DURATION 40 MINS. CLOSES MIDNIGHT. Family and group tickets available from £28.

A huge success…Power Plant’s ingeniously playful array of electronic stunts, kinetic sculptures and sound effects and musical sound effects sprang a series of delightful surprises SUNDAY TIMES

The most incendiary politics on the Fringe…Brilliant INDEPENDENT Hilarious and crazed... Refreshing, contemporary and controversial ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

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| The Best Of The Festival Every Weekend

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ANDREW KAY & DAVID VIGO PRESENT

IN CONCERT MUSIC HALL, ASSEMBLY ROOMS 6, 7 & 10 AUG time: 6.50pm

THE INCONSIDERATE ABERRATIONS OF BILLY THE KID Outrageous satire featuring a homicidal 10 year old, a singing abortion and a host of lesbian angels. A startlingly original sideswipe at American family values. Featuring a pumping live score from The Aberrations. A taboo-busting joyride into the gaping orifices of heavy metal and shock comedy!

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23:00 (00:30) Andy Jordan Productions & The Motion Group | Andrew Steggal & Robin Hardy

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23:35 (00:35) Village Theatre | Marty Chan

Lecturer Eugene Crowley tells the story of the serial killer Midnight Cowboy. With help from the only surviving witness, we’re led into the mind of a killer whose modus operandi is to commit his murders in front of an audience.

A horror show that rivals, maybe even surpasses, The Blair Witch Project for skin crawling creepiness and terror GLOBE AND MAIL Chilling Play will live to frighten again! GLOBE AND MAIL

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Chaired by Arnold Brown | John Smeaton

The 1970’s cult horror movie complete with songs onstage for the first time! Remote Scottish island. Weird locals. Bizarre fertility rituals. A young girl disappears. Sergeant Howie arrives to investigate. But soon discovers it’s not the child he must save, but himself… Don’t miss your appointment with The Wicker Man’.

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The Stealth Fantasmic

IMOGEN BUTLER-COLE

CROUCH END JOURNAL

Underbelly Big Belly

23:00 (00:00)

... happily ever after? It’s a candy-coated conspiracy. Crashing through the boundaries of spoken word, award-winning Rachel Rose Reid blends storytelling, music and a large whisky to create a spellbinding show. Her unique, inimitable style has carried her to worldwide acclaim.

Virtuosic... a treat for the senses

Wronger, grimier and more destructive than White Lighting cider

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WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

Ballad of the Skull Fairy

Magical... all of London held its breath BBC LONDON 94.9FM

A play you probably shouldn’t take your Catholic Nan to ISLINGTON GAZETTE

2007 & 2008

RACHEL ROSE REID: AND THEY LIVED...

www.rachelrosereid.com www.hartshornhook.com

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Louis Hartshorn Presents | Rachel Rose Reid

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Just the Tonic at The Caves caves 3

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GILDED BALLOON

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PLATFORM 88

Faites l’amour pas la guerre

Lecoq-trained ‘Half-Wit Theatre’ brings you a delightful fusion of Physical Theatre, Comedy and Music: When Michael Bates makes a routine trip to the post office he meets Beatrice- an impossibly enthusiastic postal worker who leads him on a journey to rediscover his passion for life. www.halfwittheatre.com

It has the capacity to inspire, amuse, entertain and warm anyone’s heart  REMOTEGOAT

www.platform-88.com

Stunning choreography

Platform 88 created a unique atmosphere that was visually enticing and invited the audience to an intimate experience whilst waiting for a train MARY RETTEDAL-

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A real spectacle The Yellow Advertiser

Unique translation The Citizen

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14:30 (15:20) Half-Wit Theatre | Amy Nostbakken & Nir Paldi

A poetic, movement and imageled performance about arrivals and departures. The continuous struggle to conquer a space and to make sense of every common action echoes the transformation of a woman. Facing her past, having no future, she will rediscover an open path in herself, a desperate attempt to step forward.

“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” “No!” say the girls of the Moulin Rouge. With their legs locked together, life becomes particularly hard for the men... can they stand it? Or will they flop? Find out in a comedy based on Ranjit Bolt’s ‘Lysistrata’.

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Platform 88 Physical Theatre Company | Platform 88

B.A.D. ‘Barking Abbey Drama’

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Wonderfully creative physical theatre... excellent performers  FRINGEREVIEW.CO.UK

WESTLAKE, THE SPACE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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New Art Club: The Visible Men New Art Club

New Art Club, described as ‘the Morecombe and Wise of dance’, is Tom Roden and Pete Shenton. Their shows are a mixture of philosophical comedy, dance and live art: serious and silly in just about equal measure. The Visible Men is about looking at things you know you shouldn’t. A show that is part performance, part game, part story and part experiment in live, stop-frame animation; and if that hasn’t whetted your appetites, we can (almost) guarantee that it will be the only show you see this year with dancing breakfast cereal. www.newartclub.org

Non-stop comedy pyrotechnics and cutting-edge dancing…quirky, funny and fast-paced The Spectator Unique... they marry stand-up comedy with choreographic minimalism and a touch of philosophy The Times Back-achingly, stomach-creasingly funny & brilliantly constructed comedy Sunday Herald

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Mem Morrison/Part of British Council Showcase

PRODUCED BY COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE Supported by Escalator East To Edinburgh & The British Council Created by Francesca Baglione

Film noir meets circus in sky-high detective thriller: mysterious blondes, enigmatic clients, murder, mayhem and madness collide mid-air in the quest for truth… Gripping narrative woven into a spectacular aerial visual feast. Top 20 Acts Glastonbury ’08. Fun for all ages! www.airealism.com www.whatgoesup.co.uk

A free spectacular outdoor show. Naughty teenagers, glamourous grannies, yummymummies and a further cast of fabulous fashionistas emerge from a real life big red London Routemaster Bus in an ultra glamourous celebration of the everyday. Making the ordinary extraordinary.

Avant-gardism unfeigned

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TIME OUT

An absolute blast... The Clapham Common outfit is pure granny chic...

Mem Morrison requests the pleasure of your company at the Signet Library, 12 Parliament Square for this site-specific celebratory performance. Take a front row seat, join the family and meet the many potential brides at his long overdue wedding reception. Will it be Mem’s turn next? www.artsadmin.co.uk/memmorrison PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE 2 SHOWS ON FRIDAY 28 STARTING AT 11:00 AND 16:00

A gentle and unassuming show that has plenty to say LYN GARDNER,

GUARDIAN

GUARDIAN GUIDE (Leftovers 2007)

Please note this show is also available on Saturday 29 at 15:00 (15:30)

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MISS HIGH LEG KICK’S FASHION BUS

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Dance & Physical Theatre

| Daily Festival Guide - For The Shows You Should See Pleasance Dome 10Dome

16:20 (17:20)

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E4 Udderbelly’s Pasture CowBarn

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STREET JAM

‘Best of the Fringe’ (Observer 2008) Lecoqtrained company reinvent the timeless Greek myth. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical, and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite your imagination and awaken the senses…

The story of two young lovers, kept apart by their backgrounds. With a cast that includes world champion free-runners, Nike freestyle footballers and basketball players all combining to deliver a highly synchronised dance spectacle - add a pumping soundtrack and it’s a pulsating, powerful, savage and utterly unmissable show.

theatre ad infinitum | Based on Homer’s classic, devised by George Mann and Nir Paldi

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Sex, rock’n’roll & basketball NEW YORK TIMES A love story with basketball, football and juggling the perfect first date! The Mississippi Echo

www.theatreadinfinitum.co.uk

 Refreshingly original … extremely entertaining – an exhilarating piece of theatre Metro

Extreme sport, fighting and a love story. It’s just like Shakespeare but with more balls and juggling SUSAN BOYLE

 the energy is relentless, and nothing short of charming throughout sCOTSMAN

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Assembly @ Assembly Hall Assembly Hall

16:30 (17:40)

C!RCA

Assembly & C!RCA

Come on a thrilling and moving journey. Delight in exceptional circus acts, combined with movement, dance, light, sound and video – and experience a thoroughly new circus which is at once poetic, sensual and intense. In C!RCA the company is DJ and remixes three of C!RCA’s most acclaimed works. Blending intricate acrobatic sequences, complex tumbling, and powerful solos through to startlingly beautiful closing scenes bathed in the light of stars before its high energy finale. C!RCA’s work is utterly refreshing making circus a place of renewed wonder. Enjoy the peerless physical grace and precision of great performers as it is transformed into deeply affecting meditations on life, love and loss. www.assemblyfestival.com

This wonderful display from the exceptional Australian group, Circa,... is resolutely life affirming, creating a poetry in motion  IRISH TIMES The troupe astonishes, surprises like a UFO from the southern skies. Astounding LE DEVOIR, MONTREAL

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Assembly @ George Street Music Hall

17:05 (18:05)

KATAKLÒ ATHLETIC DANCE THEATRE’S LOVE MACHINES Assembly & Kataklò

Renowned Italian dance company Kataklò return to the Fringe after a critically acclaimed Aurora Nova season in 2006. Kataklò’s world-class dancers adopt the world of dance and physical theatre with this world premiere tribute to Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of body and machines. Love Machines is a truly enchanting theatrical experience, the performers amaze with their grace and agility and the storyline captivates from the beginning. www.assemblyfestival.com

The strength and skill of the performers is marvellous  Independent

The bravura, incredible strength and agility of these performers in their circus like dance spectacle is breathtaking, provoking gasps of admiration from the audience at every turn as they flip, balance, leap and somersault around the stage Stage

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Pleasance Courtyard Pleasance Grand

17:20 (18:40)

THE OVERCOAT Gecko

Get the coat, get the girl, change the world. A lonely clerk in a vast office dreams of romance with the girl at the next desk. But behind his quiet exterior is an extraordinary imagination fuelled by a desire to change his life. Inspired by Gogol’s The Overcoat, Gecko invent an intoxicating, imaginative world where a man’s secret thoughts and dreams spill out into his everyday life… With their trade-mark inventive style, award-winning Gecko create a fantasy that tells an epic story of love, greed and desire through a combination of comedy, cinematic imagery, movement and evocative music. www.geckotheatre.com

Hauntingly and recklessly brilliant SUNDAY TIMES Dazzlingly inventive GUARDIAN The insanity of competitive office politics has rarely had such a beautifully madcap re-enactment METRO

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MOTHER

The Junction / Escalator East to Edinburgh, in association with The Pleasance

Goldie’s epic Drum & Bass track MOTHER is staged as a manga’esque/graffiti/ anime live show by Darren Johnston (Ren-Sa). The live orchestra, led by Britten Sinfonia, underscores the Drum & Bass loops and choreography brings alive this autobiographical symphony of a lost boy’s life. Graffiti artist, DJ, producer and actor, Goldie is one of the pioneers of Drum & Bass music and its most widely recognised face. Mother was inspired by Gorecki and encompasses Goldie’s love of classical music. Staged with a company of performers, large-scale projections give Mother its setting, together with live vocals, and of course Goldie. www.junction.co.uk/mother

Please note this show is available at the following times: 27th 19:30 (20:30) 28th 20:00 (21:00) & 21:30 (22:30) 29th 19:30 (20:30) & 21:30 (22:30) 30th 19:30 (20:30) & 21:30 (22:30)

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Pleasance Dome JackDome

22:50 (23:50)

TEA DANCE

A LOT OF NERVE

Dancing is back – so don’t miss out! Learn the basics of Foxtrot or Charleston at Fly Right’s 6th annual legendary Tea Dance! After a brief public masterclass and cocktails, practise your newlyacquired dancing skills – but remember, it’s strictly for fun!

Caustic cabaret combines with dynamic dance, dark humour and decadence to explode the myths of fame. Kitsch and cutting-edge, it mixes eclectically from the backstreets of showbiz and counter culture. Time Out Critics Choice (Cabaret), this pair have bedazzled audiences on London’s hip cabaret scene for over a decade.

Fly Right Dance Company and Pleasance

TALES OF THE APOCALYPSE

Martha & Arthur

www.pleasance.co.uk

Gilded Balloon Teviot Debating Hall

23:30 (00:30)

Airealism

Gravity-defying aerial circus conjuring imagery of imminent doom. Entropic visions, ghostly entities, imploding stars, radioactive dust prophecy or fantasy? You decide!

www.marthaandarthur.com

www.airealism.com

A cabaret show unlike any other

...a truly transporting experience, yoking together images of delicacy and power with breathtaking skill

TIME OUT

It’s hard to top Martha & Arthur... expect Gene Kelly meeting Sid James at a Hoochie Coochie bar on acid, but with better make-up

Time Out Critics’ Choice

TIME OUT

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F38 | assemblyfestival.com | gildedballoon.co.uk

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Children’s

| The Festival Up Close Pleasance Dome QueenDome

10:30 (11:15)

Dude! Where’s my teddy bear?

Pleasance Courtyard Pleasance One

11:00 (12:00)

FROG Musical for children with puppets and actors. Max is moving home but he doesn’t want to. He has a fear of the unknown. Maybe Duck, Pig, Hare, Rat and Frog will calm his fears? Based upon the ever popular illustrated books, Frog will touch young and old!

The cult rock’ n’ roll musical for 2 - 7 year olds is back! Dude returns to Edinburgh following appearances at Glastonbury Festival. BYO Teddy Bear and join in the action. Dude! Where’s my ticket? ****The list

Australia’s top comedy show for kids was a smash hit at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009! Don’t miss the Gigalees side splitting comedy, awesome acrobatics, juggling, slapstick and toe tapping music which makes a non-stop and hilarious physical comedy show for kids of all ages!

Frog is an inspired creation GUARDIAN Enjoyed by parent and child alike MAIL ON SUNDAY

The children are bouncing to that lost teddy bear beat TIME OUT

www.gigalees.com.au

Suitable for ages 4+

lots of slapstick humour and silly jokes...a bit like Benny Hill for kids.....the Gigalees are a hit!

Fine example of children’s theatre SUNDAY HERALD

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Gigalees Productions Australia

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****Sunday herald

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THE GIGALEES CRAZY CIRCUS SHOW

Theater Terra

Jammy Doughnut Productions | Sheridan Humphreys and Jonny Berliner

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Pleasance Courtyard Above

11:30 (12:20)

JUMPING MOUSE

LIGHTER THAN AIR

Gorgonzola! Jump on the second bus, the driver’s saved you a seat. Come and meet a bullfrog blues band, a clappedout bison, a forgetful wolf – and a most unusual little mouse. A totally full-throttle adventure guaranteed to get you absolutely revved up.

Enter the strange and bizarre universe of a wild balloon tamer where surreal and stupid things happen. Combining circus and comedy, performer and clown Danny Schlesinger creates an utterly joyous experience loaded with surprises and laughs. Warning! Features loud balloon pops!

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A master of his own particular brand of tomfoolery THE STAGE Charming, poetic and skilful as it is silly, both full of heart and absolutely hilarious AMANDA HUOTARI, CELEBRATION BARN THEATER, USA

www.unpacked.org

Dazzling... extraordinarily imaginative SCOTSMAN Brilliantly effective GUARDIAN

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ICE CREAM MAN AND THE JELLY INCIDENT

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The Foodiverse is at war: can Ice-Cream Man and his fruity friends bring peas?! Smash hit Dude! Where’s My Teddy Bear? creators serve up lashings of music, a sprinkling of puppetry and a huge dollop of hilarity in this delicious tale of dietary balance for ages 4 - 400

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Gilded Balloon Teviot Dining Room

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THE LINE KINGS/ALL WHITE NOW!

CRABBIT! THE MUSICAL

A giggle-riddled, family-friendly, grab-bag of potty poems, crazy cartoons and silly stand-up blurring the line between the real and the really insane!!!

The tale of Crabbit the bully, Michelle the Scallop and her friends Hermie and Starfish in a brand new musical adaptation for the stage. Based on the highly successful ‘Michelle’ series of children’s books by Scottish writer Julie Hegarty.

Chris White and Ian Billings

Jammy Doughnut Productions | David Labi and Jonny Berliner

underbelly

PLEASANCE

Halyon Productions

Line Kings 7th-15th. Chris White Solo Show 16th-30th.

Imaginatively told with mime, dance and inventive puppetry, ‘Crabbit! - The Musical’ also features irresistibly catchy, dancea-long songs by Top Ten hit writer Tim Hegarty. The show is directed by Fringe veteran Sarah Townsend.

Magnificent, Brilliant and Joyful! CLASS 4KW, BIRMINGHAM

The Most Imaginative Adult I’ve Ever Met! CHARLOTTE, THOMAS RUSSELL JUNIOR SCHOOL.

Love, laugh and learn at the adventures of Crabbit!

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Pleasance Courtyard Upstairs

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ROALD DAHL’S REVOLTING RHYMES

POTTED PIRATES

Potted Productions - Festival Highlights | Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner & Richard Hurst

Packing pirates from Long John Silver to Jack Sparrow into one madcap hour. After a sell-out fringe premiere in 2008, this swashbuckling piratical adventure returns for a second year of timber-shivering and plank-walking.

Clewis Productions | Roald Dahl

Swizzfiggling interactive storytelling from Roald Dahl’s famous ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and ‘Dirty Beasts’ by two whizzpopping gentlemen from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. One hour of gloriumptious giggles for children or the child in you.

Created by CBBC and Potted Potter’s Dan and Jeff, the show’s back with all-new shipmates in search of talking parrots and mysterious buried treasure. On the way they’ll be telling tall tales of the seven seas – and be sure not to miss the fullscale Spanish Armada re-enactment.

www.silvermanhome.co.uk/storytelling.htm

Recommended for everyone aged 6+ - even those who don’t know their skull and crossbones from their pieces of eight.

A couple of energetic young guys acted out tales from Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes with such infectious enthusiasm… the spellbound audience squealed delightedly TIMES

www.festivalhighlights.com

The schtick is practised, the jokes fast and furious. A great swashbuckling trip HERALD The talented duo cover most facets of pirate pop culture, and in doing so, spin a genuinely funny farce for kids both big and small LIST

I wish we could’ve stayed watching all day. Truly amazing! MUSEUM VISITOR

The audience are held capitivated throughout  Whatsonstage.com

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Gilded Balloon Teviot Debating Hall

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Cambridge University ADC | Caroline Moran & James Moran (based on the story by Kenneth Grahame)

Join Moley, Ratty, Badger and Toad in this comedic adaptation of a classic: jampacked with wit, high-energy silliness and big belly-laughs for all ages. Expect to encounter mischievous lady weasels, madcap puppetry and an epic baguette duel… not to mention a ridiculously convoluted prison break involving one cross-dressing amphibian. Poop-poop! www.windinthewillowstheplay.co.uk

[Cambridge University ADC] raises the bar so high that other 5-Star shows suddenly look amateurish in comparison BROADWAY BABY

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F40 | assemblyfestival.com | gildedballoon.co.uk

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M & A Productions | Mike James, Andy Day, Gareth Osland, Iain Lauchlan

CBeebies presenter Andy Day and comedy partner Michael James bring their much-loved humour to this children’s comedy. A mysterious, magical box appears, but to open it they must take the journey of their life!! Come and find out what’s inside!

Funny and original stories told by a 467 year old Middle-Eastern storyteller (who looks and sounds like comedian Patrick Monahan!). As seen on CBBC! For kids of all ages. Don’t leave Nan at home! www.mcintyre-ents.com

Ridiculously silly, i thought I’d get a free banana but I got a lot more instead... loved it! CBBC PRESENTER ‘ED

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Patrick Monahan’s Stories and Fables for kids that like to sit at tables!

Warmth that’s unbeatable SCOTSMAN

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ANDY AND MIKE’S... BIG BOX OF BANANAS

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

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Children’s

Daily Festival Guide More Reviews Than Any Other Newspaper Underbelly Belly Laugh

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Pleasance Courtyard Pleasance One

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ROOM ON THE BROOM

SKETCH SHOW 4 KIDS: BECAUSE I SAID SO

Tall Stories | Devised by the company from the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

‘How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind...’

Neapolitan Theatre | Lauren Shearing, Tiernan Douieb, Stan Stanley, Helen Arney & James Campbell

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broom, when a dog, a bird and a frog hop on for a ride. But the broomstick’s not meant for five and it snaps in two – just as a hungry dragon appears...

From the people who brought you the Comedy Club 4 Kids, another selfexplanatory title. A properly funny sketch show for children over 6 that the whole family can enjoy together. Lauren, Tiernan, Helen and Stan bring you a hilarious mix of sketches about life, invisibility and radishes. Donkey!

Following the UK and worldwide success of their much-loved Gruffalo show, Tall Stories brings another classic Julia Donaldson book to life. Magical, musical fun for children aged 3 and up – and their grown-ups. www.tallstories.org.uk

Really enjoyable family fun MAIDENHEAD ADVERTISER Tall Stories sets the benchmark for children’s theatre SUNDAY TIMES

www.neapolitantheatre.com

Tall Stories have gathered a loyal audience of under tens with their polished performances and well-crafted tales Scotsman

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Pleasance Dome QueenDome

14:30 (15:20)

BURGLAR BILL

Who’s that creeping down the street? Who’s that climbing up the wall?

www.burglarbill.co.uk

Near flawless STAGE - MISTER HUMBUG

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Lionheart Productions Ltd/Pleasance Theatre| Written by Pete Gallagher. Music by Richard Storry

The young Lionheart brothers, lead the villagers of Nangiyala against the might of Tengil’s army and the fire-breathing monster, Katla, in the UK premiere of this glorious tale. Heroic deeds, wonderful music, heartstopping action – an absolute must for lovers of Harry Potter, Narnia, Lord of The Rings and other classic fantasy stories.

Compelling… entertaining fantasy adventure PETER CARRINGTON, EXTRA! EXTRA!

Funny, informative... definitely come to the Fringe show PETER, AGED 60

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 4

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THE BROTHERS LIONHEART

We really liked the rocket & the jokes MIMI, AGED 5

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Pandora’s Box really excel when it comes to fast-moving & colourful theatre… the kids never knew what hit them SUTTON GUARDIAN

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A must see for Doctor Who fans, join partners in time Doctor Austin & Doug Safety for a side-splitting science show that explodes time and time travel. Can they send you the audience back in time? Have they already? This show is supported with a grant from the Scottish Government.

Learn that robbery is very bad and crime doesn’t pay in this musical version of the much loved Alan Ahlberg story. Meet Burglar Betty, Baby, Tom Cat & many other colourful characters. Ages 3-8.

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Who’s that?...It’s Burglar Bill!

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POTTED POTTER – THE UNAUTHORISED HARRY EXPERIENCE – A PARODY BY DAN AND JEFF Potted Productions - Festival Highlights | Daniel Clarkson & Jefferson Turner

All seven Potter books in seventy minutes. CBBC’s Dan and Jeff created this fringe classic and starred in three sell-out seasons. Now it returns one last time, with a new cast fresh from an acclaimed world tour. David and John take on the ultimate challenge, with the help of endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a very frightening fire-breathing dragon, and even a game of Quidditch involving the audience! www.festivalhighlights.com

Blissfully funny... terrific family entertainment. A winner in every way GUARDIAN

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14:50 (15:50) Soweto Gospel Choir

Extraordinary, unforgettable and totally unmissable Soweto Gospel Choir return for their 6th triumphant year. Featuring a repertoire of world, gospel and spiritual classics, Soweto Gospel Choir deliver a concert that effortlessly shifts gear between driving drums and dances, to the sublime beauty of African a capella harmonies.

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Festival Highlights | David Benson

Benson’s back with his fringe sell-out hit, in an extended version following an acclaimed UK tour. This delightfully funny celebration of The Master’s wit and wisdom offers fresh insight, dark humour and plentiful entertainment to delight Coward fans and novices alike.

Never to be missed. Extra Shows There are additional performances at the following times/dates: 18:50 – Thurs 6, Fri 7, Mon 10 Aug, Music Hall, Assembly@George St. 20:15 – Mon 17 Aug, Assembly Hall

www.festivalhighlights.com

A concert that dares you not to return the participants’ smiles

Benson has struck gold again, this time raiding Coward’s songbook. He becomes the Master as he sings: dapper in tuxedo, he delivers that clipped repartee to perfection

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Flanders and Swann: A Brand GNew AfterGNoon

Infinite Number of Monkeys and the Pleasance in association with Jeremy Meadow

After 3 sellout years they’re bringing you new songs, new jokes, even a new Swann! Join the chaps for old favourites and lost classics alike. The Hippo, The Gnu, The Gasman plus new Song for the Weather, Slow Train and many more. Joy for fans and the uninitiated! ‘A delight!’ The Times. ‘Marvellous!’ Daily Mail www.flandersandswann.info

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SHOO SHOO BABY THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF CABARET

The Magnets - Gobsmacked! Underbelly Productions

The Forth One Fringe Award winners are back to remix the songs you love… A Cappella. From Joy Division to Scissor Sisters, Gobsmacked! is a fusion of glorious harmonies and jaw dropping beatboxing by the six-man sound machine taking a cappella music where other vocal groups fear to tread.

Shoo Shoo Baby | Dave Mauchline

Following their 2007 sell-out run, the effortlessly funny double act returns with a brand new show. Cabaret’s scandalous and illustrious past is conjured up with original music and well-known songs, from Marilyn Monroe to The Velvet Underground. By far the most glamorous and entertaining history lesson you’ll ever experience!

“A breathtaking, sexy and postmodern show” The Scotsman ***** Expect musical sophistication, cool moves, sharp suits and infectious tunes, one incredible beatboxing drum off, and come ready to sing... the most fun your gob can have with no kissing. The Magnets… simply great music made simply with the mouth. www.themagnets.com www.underbelly.co.uk

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A cappella singing straight from the gods… The Magnets are the epitome of cool EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

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ANTONIO FORCIONE - AL DENTE! Antonio Forcione

’Hands like a tarantula and the heart of a lion’ (Owen O’Neill). Award-winning 5-star Scotsman virtuoso guitarist carves a blazing trail. With guest performers. Rave reviews and worldwide tours have brought international recognition. www.antonioforcione.com

A cocktail of dazzling virtuosity, ferocious rhythms and humorous ingenuity. ‘Pure genius’ Observer A one-off musical sensation. Unmissable SCOTSMAN One of the world’s most highly regarded guitarists who, when he isn’t using his guitar as a percussive instrument is literally reinventing it. The guy is brilliant EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS A performer of world class status, Forcione boldly goes where no guitarist has gone before and the results are quite spectacular. Miss him at your peril the stage

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TAO - SAMURAI MAGICAL DRUMMING Tao

An unprecedented and timeless Japanese drumming performance from the extraordinary TAO. This is a totally new genre, a mix of drum, dance and musical theatre. TAO are irresistible, compelling and will greatly surpass all your expectations.

One of this year’s hottest fringe tickets Edinburgh Evening News The fabulous physicality and spectacular percussiveness of Japanese troupe Independent Extraordinarily talented percussion artists and they’re seductive, alluring performers Chicago Tribune

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Strut & Fret and Underbelly Productions

Following sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007, and direct from Broadway and London’s Southbank Centre, the Tom Tom Crew returns to Edinburgh with its super charged collision of extreme circus, heart pumping music and 21st century spectacle. Australia’s freshest acrobats join forces with former Duos World Champion beatboxer Tom Thum, drumming sensation Ben Walsh and master record scratcher Sam Pology to present an hour of uplifting and explosive entertainment for all ages. Tom Tom Crew is an extraordinary mix of audacious acrobatics, phenomenal beatboxing, master scratching and indescribable Asian inspired drumming displays.

 LIST  THREEWEEKS  scotsman There can’t be many more exciting spectacles than this GLASGOW HERALD

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ALMOST LIKE A VIRGIN

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LADY CAROL: TOMORROW IS MY TURN

Brink Entertainment - Festival Highlights | Evelyne Brink & Sarah Chew

Evelyne Brink, the UK’s premiere Madonna impersonator and star of BBC’s The One and Only, reveals all about the extraordinary life of mimicking Madge.

Mike Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Featuring original songs, classic tracks from Material Girl to American Life, and delightful insights into the real life of a fake Madonna.

Unique and spell binding Lady Carol brings new feeling into old songs.

Directed by Sarah Chew. Choreographed by Robbie O’Reilly. Designed by Mia Flodquist.

A hilariously funny show with the wit and self-deprecating wickedness of a woman who has always asked for a second helping.

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A voice that leaves goose-pimples... should soar into the billboard charts BILD ZEITUNG

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Gorgeous, comedic, ukuleleplaying, strange song-singing Lady Carol...you’ll love her TIME OUT

Britain’s number one Madonna impersonator SCOTSMAN The resemblance is uncanny. Absolutely gorgeous! Graham Norton

Husky voiced songbird who puts delicious twists on cool tunes  METRO

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THE TIGER LILLIES THE SONGS OF SHOCKHEADED PETER AND OTHER GORY VERSES

The Junction

Born from a fascination with freestyle, this project brings together award-winning beatboxer Beardy Man and the fastest bpm live drummer around, Jungle Drummer. No DJ required as the world’s finest deliver a cross-genre experience.

Bound and Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Tim Whitehead | The Tiger Lillies

The Godfathers of alternative cabaret return to Edinburgh with a show celebrating 20 years of dark and deviant theatrics. For the first time in years, they will perform songs from the Olivier award-winning smash Shockheaded Peter, their Grammy nominated album The Gorey End and other deranged favourites. With an international reputation for being the foremost avant-garde band in the world, The Tiger Lillies never cease to surprise, shock and entertain with their inimitable musical style, conjuring up the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin and fusing it with the savage edge of punk.

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Fleshily engorged with the pustule throb of the garishly gaudy and gloriously obscene TIME OUT In an ideal world they would represent Britain in the Eurovision song contest Times There is nothing else like them, they are completely peerless Alek Kapranos of franz ferdinand

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Sell out Edinburgh 08, Sydney Opera House 08, London Roundhouse 09! As Seen on “Later With Jools Holland”! Passionate, sexy, amusing and mesmerizing, the Time Out cover star returns with this award-winning show. Star of La Clique, Camille will perform Brel, Waits, Cave, Bowie and more. Camille’s dramatic performance will leave you in rapture. Irish Meteor Music Awards Best Female Vocalist Award Nominee. “It’s as though her breath were soaked in paraffin; one spark and the whole room would ignite” Daily Telegraph, ***** The Independent, ***** Metro, ***** Time Out. With full band.

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A smouldering night of song steeped in raw sensuality, elegance, and Spanish spice from internationally-renowned chanteuse Maria Tecce. The music of Tom Waits and Nina Simone meet sizzling Argentinean tango, served up with Tecce’s fiery, passionate style, combining seductive vocals with the beguiling command of a leading actress. www.la2edinburgh.info www.mariatecce.com

The vocal grace of a ballerina... Sheer theatrical brilliance TIMES A tour-de-force performance... Audrey Hepburn channeling Eartha Kitt BOSTON HERALD

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| Daily Festival Guide - A Five Star Supplement Every Day Assembly @ George Street Wildman Room

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The Ambassadors of Swing

Patti Plinko and her Boy

Entrancing, gloriously throaty, joyous vocals with twisted guitars and washboards. This manic engaging Chanteuse and her Boy are the ones to look out for this year, causing a storm with sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Receiving rave 5 star reviews for their highly original songs and enthralling, passionate and occasionally deranged performances. Delivering savage and sensual ruminations of love and revenge. Likened to Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Kurt Cobain. Time Out London Critics’ Choice. Tipped to be the hottest new music act of the year. A vivid dream of maddening freakish talent ***** - Music News.

Jason Isaacs & The Greg Francis Orchestra

One of last year’s hottest musical acts Jason Isaacs and his outstanding big band are back for a one-night-only evening of Rat Pack classics. A bigvoiced singer, Isaacs delivers with cheeky charisma and terrific presence. www.jasonisaacs.co.uk

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A classy big-band show that packs a lot of value  The Herald

A performance so raw, so gripping, so enthralling. A performer whose sheer brilliance leaves you breathless. Utterly wonderful Fest

A set designed to entertain, brimming with swing classics  Three Weeks

Enthralling entertainment. A remarkable chanteuse combined with such accomplished musicianship Stage Blowing Audiences away with astounding performances Culture Magazine

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MIKELANGELO & THE BLACK SEA GENTLEMEN - Dead Men Tell A Thousand Tales On Invisible Wings | Dana MacLeod

Devilishly handsome, musically brilliant, audaciously entertaining, Fringe favourites Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen return with a deliciously dark cabaret! Let the charming crooner Mikelangelo take you deep into a netherworld of intrigue and desire. Swoon to the song of Rufino the Catalan Casanova, thrill to the tales of The Great Muldavio, follow Guido Libido on a wild Balkan adventure, delight in Little Ivan the song and dance man. Mikelangelo has toured the world starring in the Olivier award-winning La Clique and with the Black Sea Gentlemen has packed houses from Budapest to the Sydney Opera House.

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Take 1000 people, some headphones, 2 DJ’s… and silence. A club experience like no other. Two shows in one, plus live interactive visuals, disco, rave and lounge all-in. Over 200,000 people across Europe have danced to their weird and wonderful tunes. You will not experience any other night like this in Edinburgh. www.underbelly.co.uk

Eargasms guaranteed!

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These are performers at the top of their game scotsman Riotous fun and frankly unforgettable, this is a twisted cabaret of dark delights list

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THE REX ROMAN PINK FLOYD SHOW

DJ YODA

In this memorable musical adventure for Floyd addicts and novices alike, a brilliant cast performs alongside a stunning band playing Pink Floyd classics, specially adapted to enhance this moving story.

One of the UK’s most admired, original DJs and an AV pioneer pushing the possibilities of audio-visual manipulation. Encapsulating the very essence of good times, DJ Yoda has transformed clubbing as we know it, throwing down styles as diverse as Hip Hop, Funk, Baltimore Club, Drum & Bass and even Country music, all cut-up in an awe-inspiring AV show.

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CH Entertainment – Festival Highlights | Simon Ash

Inspired by his girlfriend Lucy, Rex Roman’s extraordinary acting career has seen him effortlessly master Hamlet, Zebedee, The Bionic Man and the crazy world of poultry. Now Rex’s agent Mr Handsome will tell the engaging story of this air guitar hero. Based on Simon Ash’s book ‘Chapters in the Life of Rex Roman’, this unique shows offers an evening of laughter and music that will leave you wanting more.

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A must for comedy fans and Floyd fans alike BBC RADIO An incredible mix of comedy and music GUARDIAN

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GOLDIE - ‘MOTHER’ AFTERPARTY To celebrate the final performance in Edinburgh of the mighty Mother, the equally mighty Goldie gives us an exclusive 3hr DJ set. In the magnificent McEwan Hall, Goldie, MetalHeadz head honcho and face of the worldwide Drum & Bass scene, will blow the roof off this historic building. 18+

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Initially inspired by the 2 Tone sound, legendary Ninja Tune DJ, Mr Scruff is famed for his awesome eclectic sound, epic six-hour sets and sense of the comic. His deck related wizardry and animated tom-foolery will leave everyone grinning and boogieing the night away. He also brings a Tea shop selling, well... Tea! 18+

Gather round the piano and singalong or sit comfortably as Dennis Crow plays songs from the shows. Oliver!? Les Miserables? Oklahoma? Dennis has played for a host of stars and 2 US Presidents. Can we request songs and join in? YES WE CAN!

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2009 Ivor Novello Inspiration award-winner Edwyn Collins is thrilled to be returning to his hometown of Edinburgh for three magical performances celebrating his 50th birthday. Edwyn’s remarkable recovery from a stroke in 2005 has seen him back on the road with a rediscovered love of playing live and sensational appearances at the BBC Electric Proms, T-in-the-Park, and Glastonbury. His extraordinary song catalogue as a multi-platinum solo-artist, and with his group ‘Orange Juice’, has made him a music legend. Edwyn will be joined each night by special guests for the unmissable music event at this year’s fringe.

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The Gilded Balloon’s subversive grownup club night where Twin Peaks meets Edinburgh underground. A decadent mashed up mix of tunes that would have Dale Cooper slow dancing with Dennis Hopper. Featuring all the best in live music, djs, visuals and the Bang Bang house band.

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| The Best Of The Festival Every Weekend Musical Theatre @ George Square George 3

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MUSICAL & THEATRE MASTERCLASSES

Musical Theatre @ George Square George 2

10:15 (11:30)

They Started Here Join a variety of guests, who will kick off the morning with an early morning reading slot in the comfortable surroundings of George 2. Featuring Nigel Williams in Inherit the Wind.

40 practical masterclasses covering the writing, creation, performance, staging and artform of Musical Theatre, presented by leading guest professionals. For aspiring professional theatre makers keen to learn and make connections. Full diary from 1st July.

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 4

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GINGERS! THE MUSICAL

Musical Theatre at George Square

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Eight very different women meet in a secluded retreat for people with ginger hair. Their stories are explored in a hilarious portrayal of the issues this genetic minority face. The characters and audience are eventually asked to embrace their ginger-ness, because beauty is in the heart, not in the hair.

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When people are horrible about... red hair that’s as bad as being racist Jordan

Please note this show is available at the following times: 10:15 (11:30) 12:15 (13:30)

Excellent workshop! energising, invigorating, learned some great new skills masterclass participant 2008

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QUEST

Predicted to be the most fun had by audiences at this year’s festival, direct from Philadelphia, this therapeutic musical delves into the psyche of 7 eccentric characters during their weekly group therapy session. From the brains of critically acclaimed composer Conor Mitchell and playwright Matthew Hurt, come share in the circle of trust.

HONK! QUACK! RIBBIT! COCKADOODLEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Set in a world of magic, three sisters journey across a war-torn kingdom to find their city’s only hope of survival but will they succeed when the truth about their pasts is revealed? With a bewitching score and laughs for everyone, this exciting world premiere is not to be missed.

Pendulum presents this Olivier Award winning musical from the writers of ‘Mary Poppins’. This enchanting tale is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Ugly Duckling’, and is sure to delight, surprise and leave you feeling tickled! With a sparkling cast of 15 it’s the family treat of 2009!

This level of skill bodes well for the city’s talent pool and its audience

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A sellout at the Warwick Student Arts Festival The Warwick Boar

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 4

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A celebration of being different

Have a Nice Life is pretty damn good Phillyist

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Pendulum Productions | Music by George Stiles. Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe

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HAVE A NICE LIFE

Nice People Theatre Company | Conor Mitchell & Matthew Hurt

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 2

14:00 (15:15)

THE BOY FRIEND

FALSETTOLAND

Watch out, chaps! It’s carnival time on the French Riviera and the girls at Mme Dubonnet’s Finishing School are on the hunt for... a boyfriend!

Marvin leaves his wife for his male lover, while his psychiatrist moves in with his ex-wife. But on the eve of his son’s Bar Mitzvah can he hold the family together for one last celebration with each other?

Oxford University’s leading musical theatre company brings you whimsical characters, catchy songs and lively dance routines in Wilson’s tongue-in-cheek celebration of the ‘roaring 1920s’.

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Sell A Door Theatre Company | Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by James Lapine

Hazlenut Productions, University of Oxford | Sandy Wilson

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An Amateur Production by Arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. www.selladoor.com

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 2

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Early Long Island Iced Tea

SIX WAYS

Sell A Door Theatre Company | David Hutchinson, Paddy Clarke and Michael Bradley

Pleasance | Directed by Mel Smith

Mel Smith directs Peter Straker in this new musical revue. Expect guest stars, laughs and songs in this cabaret setting.

Can ‘the perfect relationship’ exist? How far is a person willing to go to achieve it? Three couples battle with addiction, adultery and ambition all the while asking whether their relationship is strong enough to survive. Exciting new musical written and performed by Sell a Door Theatre Company.

Peter Straker is a unique artist, blessed with an extraordinary and beautiful singing voice. His Jasques Brel with Mel Smith directing was a corker, expect more mellifluous marvels in their latest cabaret collaboration Michael Coveney

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 2

15:45 (17:00)

CHAT! THE INTERNET MUSICAL Take Note Theatre | Music and Lyrics by Lee Freeman, Book by Lee Freeman and Phil Cross

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 4

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 2

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PERFECT PITCH-IN CONCERT

When ratings fall fast can it really be the end for Britain’s best-loved soap? With a new girl in town and the Soap Awards looming things are hotting up on the square. Step behind the screens in this new British musical from the acclaimed team behind last year’s sell-out hit Jet Set Go!

A line-up of professional West End performers, a live band and special guests present a concert of fantastic new musicals from the Perfect Pitch development network who work with emerging writers and partners throughout the UK to develop and showcase new musicals by British writers.

Perfect Pitch Musicals & Andy Barnes Productions

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 2

17:30 (18:45)

OVER THE THRESHOLD

WOLFBOY

Taylor Made Creations | Russell Labey & Leon Parris

www.overthethreshold.co.uk

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An evening of magic MONTCLARION, NY

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A brand new production of “the show that satirises America’s trash TV culture and, in so doing, raises the celestial roof with its raucous irreverence” Daily Telegraph. Jerry Springer The Opera is a “shocking, irresistibly funny masterpiece” The Sunday Times.

A professional West End cast brings you a new musical comedy full of love, confusion, passion and deceit.

Adult content, 14+.

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Infidelity might drive a couple apart......but then so might monogamy!

Starring Paul Holowaty, Gregg Lowe, Lee Latchford Evans, Katie Beard.

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JOMO Productions

Two teenagers share an intimate adventure in a boy’s home. Bernie has attempted suicide and David is a street hustler who may or may not have the powers of a wolf. A psycho-sexual musical thriller adapted from the play by Brad Fraser (Love & Human Remains) by Russell Labey (New Boy) and Leon Parris.

Musical Theatre @ George Square George 1

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THE GREAT BRITISH SOAP OPERA

One of those rare, unexpected delights that enliven any Fringe... a company to catch up with in 2009 (Jet Set Go! 2008) SCOTSMAN

A company to catch up with in 2009 (Edinburgh Fringe 2008) SCOTSMAN

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Take Note Theatre | Book & Lyrics by Jake Brunger, Music & Lyrics by Pippa Cleary

A confused teenager, a narcissistic celebrity and a desperate housewife. What could they have in common? The Internet of course! Virtual reality just got real in this cheeky new British musical. With a quirky original score performed by a live band.

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F48 | assemblyfestival.com | gildedballoon.co.uk

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| Daily Festival Guide - Daily Coverage Of All The Festivals Musical Theatre @ George Square George 1

19:00 (20:30)

Charity Gala & 2009 MTM Awards

Musical Theatre @ George Square George 1

19:00 (20:30)

FIRST LADY SUITE

In this hilarious anti-high school new musical comedy, worlds are falling apart all over New Jersey. Rocket Science is the story of Hal Hefner, life long stutterer and oddball and his determination, obsession and bravery to go after what he wants; risking everything for the one he loves.

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Please note this show is also available at the following times: August 14th, 21st and 28th – 15:15 (16:45)

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Please note this show is also available at the following times: August 13th, 20th and 27th – 15:15 (16:45)

Intellectually stunning and emotionally breathtaking (offBroadway production) BROADWAY.COM

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From writer of West End hit Lord of the Rings, a top TV comedy writer and an RSC composer comes a new spoof comedy musical. Who’s bumping-off the showbiz glitterati on a pop mogul’s private island? A gloriously gruesome tale of murder and mayhem. People are dying to see it!

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BABY

GEORGE FREE

Is there anything more exhilarating, lifechanging and downright terrifying than the prospect of parenthood? Boasting a superb pop, rock and jazz-influenced score by David Shire (‘Saturday Night Fever’) and Richard Maltby (‘Miss Saigon’), the Tony-

Join us in the Musical Theatre bar for the best in evening entertainment, featuring free show extracts, production tasters, Perfect Pitch showcase and The New Year Club where our MC will see in the ‘Bells’ by counting down to midnight. Different programme every night-more details from the venue.

Cambridge University Players/BATS | David Shire, Richard Maltby Jr. & Sybille Pearson

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One Academy Productions | Book by Patricia Cotter Music by Stephen Weiner Lyrics by Jason Rhyne Orchestrations by Remy Kurs

This award-winning show – a funny and heartfelt tribute to some of America’s unsung presidential partners, including Jackie Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt. An imaginative and irreverent look behind the scenes at the White House.

Give Me Excess…Stars and friends of companies across Edinburgh gather to raise money for the Musicians Benevolent Fund, and hear the results of the 2009 judging panel supported by Dress Circle and OD Musical.

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ROCKET SCIENCE

One Academy Productions | A musical by Michael John La Chiusa

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Award-nominated ‘Baby’ undergoes a bold, hilarious and touching revival by Cambridge University’s finest musical talent.

www.andyjordanproductions.co.uk

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In Shaun McKenna’s lyrics.... Sondheim rubs shoulders with Jerome Kern. Sunday Telegraph

A funny, tuneful musical that makes you feel good about being human... a wonderful score LOS ANGELES TIMES Not just smart and funny but often ingenious NEW YORK TIMES

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Musical Theatre @ George Square George 2

21:15 (22:25)

PORN-THE MUSICAL

MARTIN ‘THE FALSETTO’ MILNES

When Stefan’s fiancée turns out to be a whore, he leaves for America to start afresh. There he meets Sanddy (with a Double D) and becomes a porn star. However, does he have what it takes to save Martin Scoresleazy’s beleaguered porn studio? This hit musical from Malta includes a live band.

One Man - Two Extraordinary Voices. Gifted with the unique vocal ability of a Soprano and Tenor, Martin ‘The Falsetto’ Milnes invites you to come on a banterrific journey to experience classic musical and operetta numbers as you’ve never heard them before. See it to believe it!

www.thepornmusical.com

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A serial killer is on the loose in Nixonville. Seven high school girls have already been ‘sliced and diced’ in water earning him the nickname of The Waterman. Petty jealousies cause the finger of suspicion to be pointed at their popular cheer leader. Fate dictates that one day their paths will collide….resulting in a Bloodbath. A comically black, politically incorrect, rock musical. www.bloodbaththemusical.com

Please note this show is also available at the following times: August 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th – 16:00 (17:15) PG rated

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A quality of sound that I have seldom heard women achieve

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BLOODBATH

Ben David Presents Martin Milnes | Martin Milnes and Michael Baxter

Indiskarf & Latina Pictures | Malcolm Galea, Kris Spiteri & Boris Cezek

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CHIPPENDALES®: THE ULTIMATE GIRLS NIGHT™ OUT TOUR

Scott Mills ‘The Musical’

For over 30 years, the combination of sex appeal and class has established Chippendales as “the Ultimate Girls Night Out” around the world. Prepare yourselves as these American Icons stage their latest production of live music, dancing and fantasy creating a nonstop party that will entertain and excite your senses, leaving you breathless. Capturing the perfect balance of sex appeal and tasteful teasing, the evening guarantees something for every woman from naughty to nice. So ladies, grab your girlfriends and make your way to the Gilded Balloon for Chippendales: The Ultimate Girls Night Out!

Alright Treacle?

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The only musical about a BBC Radio 1 DJ at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Don’t miss out. www.pleasance.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/radio1

www.chippendales.com

It’s Broadway meets burlesque – real dancers and some of the hottest men ever on Stage! ‘DAYTIME’ WFL-TV TAMPA SPECTACULAR! Chippendales is truly Disneyland for ladies! The dancers are spectacular! new york post Additional shows 23:30 on 21st, 22nd, 27th, 30th and 31st

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HOOKED

Polly Coco & Co | Matthew James, Nick Hale and Max Kinnings

Showstopper Productions in association with The Sticking Place – Festival Highlights

A vibrantly addictive new musical from the team behind legendary Guinness commercials alongside Max Kinnings, Rik Mayall’s writing partner.

A new musical created nightly. The 2008 fringe sell-out and Time Out Critics’ Choice is back! A writer has just one hour to impress his producer and create a hit show. Stuck for ideas, he asks the audience for suggestions - and the all-singing, all-dancing cast then create a musical from scratch. Utterly unpredictable, side-splittingly funny, packed with plenty of drama and dazzling dance routines, Showstopper! leaves delighted audiences singing all the way home. Our Monday matinees will feature special guests – join our email list to find out first or check the website.

Ben is sucked into an intoxicating world of forbidden pleasures but discovers that escape is not so easy and the damage to loved ones hard to repair.

www.showstopperthemusical.com

The World premiere of the most stylishly exciting musical since Cabaret. Book a ticket or live to regret it.

Please note this show is also performing matinees at the following times: August 17th and 24th – 14:50 (16:00)

For sheer madcappery, and refreshingly wholesome, goodnatured musical slapstick, this musical high-wire act is hard to beat  INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Everyone’s hooked on something… www.hookedthemusical.com

Astonishing! Everything you could want from a blockbuster musical – it just happens to be made up on the spot METRO

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Gilded Balloon Teviot cafe

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Assembly @ George Street Ballroom Foyer

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THE TRAVELS OF AN URBAN HERMIT

ZIMBABWE SCULPTURE

What do you think would happen if a hermit of forty years made the monumental decision to travel the country to see what they’d been missing? Come and view their special exhibition to find out!

Vhukutiwa Gallery returns for its 6th exhibition of small scale sculpture, presenting a haunting range of work, all with a remarkable tactile quality evoking a world part natural, part spirit-orientated, from some of the finest sculptors in the world.

Becky Fawcett

Award winning photographer Steve Ullathorne’s 3rd solo exhibition at the Gilded Balloon featuring live and studio photography encompassing Bill Bailey’s 2008 sell out Edinburgh performance, Simon Munnery as Elizabeth the First, Patrick Monahan hanging from a ceiling, performers at Late ‘n’ Live, Drag Queens and Joan Rivers.

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Vhukutiwa Gallery

All sculptures available for purchase. www.assemblyfestival.com

Steve’s photographs have appeared on over 350 posters in Edinburgh, London, New York and around the UK and, after a small bribe, Claire Smith from The Scotsman described him as “The Annie Leibovitz of Comedy”.

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Assembly

Gilded Balloon

Pleasance

Shows at a glance

F52 | showS AT A GLANCE

Ordered by time

Underbelly

Musical Theatre @ George Square

Other Venues

Just The Tonic @ The Caves

Show Title

Page Start

End

Venue

Show Title

Page Start

End

Venue

Funny

F31

14:00

15:15

Assembly @ 7 Holy-

Noir

F36

16:00

17:00

Debating Hall

David Leddy’s ‘White Tea’

F20

14:00

15:15

Assembly @ George St

Muffia: Tight Women, The

C10

16:00

16:50

Caves 3

Six Ways

F47

14:00

15:15

George 2

School For Scandal, The

C10

16:00

17:30

Pleasance One

Show Title

Page Start

End

Venue

Falsettoland

F47

14:00

15:15

George 2

Footlights In ‘Wishful Thinking’

C10

16:00

17:00

Over The Road 2

David Leddy’s ‘Susurrus’

F13

10:00

17:00

Assembly @ Royal

Perfect Pitch-In Concert

F48

14:00

15:00

George 1

Two Left Hands - Another Mouthful

C10

16:00

17:00

Beside

Steve Ullathorne

F50

10:00

0:00

Cafe

Shane Langan: Not Also, But Only

C5

14:00

15:00

The Turret

Gannet, The

F27

16:00

17:00

Jackdome

They Started Here

F47

10:15

11:30

George 2

Summer I Did The Leaving, The

C5

14:00

15:00

Wee Room

In A Thousand Pieces

F27

16:00

16:55

Pleasance Two

Musical & Theatre Masterclasses

F47

10:15

11:30

George 3

Woyzeck

F20

14:00

15:00

Baby Grand

Grave Situation, A

F26

16:00

17:05

Pleasance Two

Dude! Where’s My Teddy Bear?

F39

10:30

11:15

QueenDome

Success Story

F20

14:00

15:00

Upstairs

Tiernan Douieb: 28 Years Later

C10

16:00

16:55

Underbelly

One Small Step

F13

10:45

11:45

Assembly @ George St

14th Tale, The

F51

14:00

15:00

Baby Grand

Fred Hood Memorial

F28

Scotsman Fringe Awards, The

F13

11:00

12:30

Assembly @ George St

Stuck In A Rut

F20

14:00

15:00

Underbelly

Ringside

F36

16:00

17:30

Underbelly

Sylvia Plath - Three Women, The First Revival

F13

11:00

11:50

Assembly @ George St

Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo

F20

14:00

15:15

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Morecambe

F28

16:10

17:35

Assembly @ Assembly

Travels Of An Urban Hermit, The

F50

11:00

23:00

Assembly @ George St

Rich Hall’s Campfire Stories

C6

14:05

15:05

Assembly @ George St

Words Of Honour: The Mafia Exposed

F28

16:10

17:10

Assembly @ Assembly

Zimbabwe Sculpture

F50

11:00

23:00

Assembly @ George St

Destination GB

F20

14:05

15:05

Below

G3- The Ginge, The Geordie And The Geek

C11

16:10

17:10

Caves 1

Faites L’amour Pas La Guerre

F36

11:00

11:45

Billiard Room

Graceless

F21

14:10

15:10

Assembly @ Assembly

Horse

F28

16:10

17:10

Underbelly’s Hul-

Gigalees Crazy Circus Show, The

F39

11:00

11:50

Dining Room

Russell Kane’s Fakespeare: The Tragickal

C6

14:10

15:10

Cellar

Hotel, The

C11

16:15

17:10

Assembly @ George St

Frog

F39

11:00

12:00

Pleasance One

Sweeney Todd: His Life, Times And Execution!

F21

14:15

15:30

Debating Hall

One Man Show-Off

C11

16:15

17:15

Sportsmans

Ringside

F36

11:00

12:30

Underbelly

British Subject, A

F20

14:20

15:00

Over The Road 2

Amused Moose Comedy’s Hot Starlets: 10th

C11

16:15

17:15

Underbelly

Austen’s Women

F13

11:15

12:25

Assembly @ George St

Ernest And The Pale Moon

F21

14:20

15:20

Above

Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry

F41

16:15

17:30

Pleasance One

Gingers! The Musical

F47

11:15

12:15

George 4

Party

F21

14:25

15:20

Assembly @ George St

Body Tights Man Show, The

C11

16:20

17:20

Caves 2

Jumping Mouse

F39

11:30

12:30

Pleasance Two

Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea

F21

14:30

15:45

Assembly @ Assembly

Odyssey

F37

16:20

17:20

10Dome

Lighter Than Air

F39

11:30

12:20

Above

Long Tooth

C6

14:30

15:30

Balcony

With Sails And I - Hopkins And Glover

C24

16:25

17:25

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Heroin(E) For Breakfast

F13

11:40

12:50

Underbelly

Mackenzie Taylor : No Straightjacket Required

C6

14:30

15:30

Jokerdome

Faust In The Box

F28

16:25

17:25

Underbelly

Ice Cream Man And The Jelly Incident

F40

11:45

12:30

QueenDome

New Art Club: The Visible Men

F36

14:30

15:03

Over The Road 1

Street Jam

F37

16:25

17:20

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Unknown Album

F13

11:45

12:45

Underbelly

First Class

F36

14:30

15:20

Attic

C!Rca

F37

16:30

17:40

Assembly @ Assembly

Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, The

F14

12:00

14:05

Assembly @ Assembly

Burglar Bill

F41

14:30

15:20

QueenDome

Dan March - Goldrunner.

C11

16:30

17:30

Wee Room

Your Number’s Up

F14

12:00

12:55

Assembly @ George St

Room On The Broom

F41

14:30

15:25

Pleasance One

Teak Show

C13

16:30

17:30

The Turret

Chronicles Of Long Kesh

F14

12:00

14:00

Assembly @ Assembly

Early Long Island Iced Tea

F48

14:30

15:30

Cabaret Bar

Sunday Defensive: Friend And Foe, The

C11

16:30

17:30

Attic

Honk!

F47

12:00

13:15

George 1

Apocalypse Roadshow, The

C7

14:30

15:30

Underbelly

I’ll Always Think Of You That Way

C11

16:30

17:30

Over The Road 3

Have A Nice Life

F47

12:00

13:30

George 2

Woody Sez

F23

14:30

16:00

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

C13

16:30

17:30

Beyond

Guardian Live At The Gilded Balloon, The

C2

12:00

13:00

Nightclub

Rex Roman Pink Floyd Show, The

F46

14:30

15:45

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Fergus Craig Still Watches Neighbours

C13

16:30

17:30

Baby Grand

Matinee

F13

12:00

13:10

KingDome

Amused Moose Laugh-Off Grand Final

C7

14:35

17:30

Bongo Club

Barry Pull Your Finger Out!

F28

16:35

17:35

Underbelly

Under Glass

F51

12:00

12:20

Pleasance @ McEwan

Matthew Sharp In... Finklestein’s Castle

F21

14:35

15:35

Pleasance Two

Alistair Mcgowan And Charlotte Page: Cock-

C13

16:40

17:40

Assembly @ George St

Home Of The Wriggler

F13

12:00

13:20

Underbelly

Matthew Sharp In... Johnny’s Midnight Goggles F21

14:35

15:35

Pleasance Two

Normality (Starring Pedro Kruger)

F29

16:40

17:40

AceDome

Line Kings/All White Now!, The

F40

12:05

13:05

Underbelly

Scaramouche Jones

F23

14:35

16:05

Assembly @ George

Front Man By Glyn Maxwell, The

F29

16:40

17:40

Underbelly

State We’re In, The

F14

12:10

13:20

Assembly @ George St

Eric’s Tales Of The Sea - A Submariner’s Yarn

C7

14:40

15:40

Caves 3

Killing Alan

F29

16:40

17:40

Underbelly

Enough Rope

C2

12:10

13:00

Caves 1

Stroke Of Genius, A

F23

14:40

15:40

Jackdome

Shadow Within, The

F29

16:40

17:40

Underbelly

Lotte’s Gift

F14

12:15

13:30

Assembly @ George St

Other Side, The

F23

14:45

15:45

Dining Room

Jonny Sweet: Mostly About Arthur

C13

16:45

17:40

Cellar

Musical & Theatre Masterclasses

F47

12:15

13:30

George 3

Killing Me Softly

F24

14:45

15:45

Billiard Room

Nick Mohammed In Apollo 21

C13

16:45

17:45

Upstairs

Virginia Monologues – Why It’s Great To Be

F15

12:15

13:15

Billiard Room

Rap Guide To Evolution, The

F24

14:45

15:45

Wine Bar

Regret Me Not

C13

16:45

17:45

Hut

Crabbit! - The Musical

F40

12:15

13:15

Dining Room

Fall Of Man, The

F23

14:45

15:35

Beside

Brian Gittins: Roadside Café Owner

C13

16:45

17:45

Below

Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural

F15

12:15

13:13

Beside

Five Characters In Search Of Susan

C7

14:45

15:45

Underbelly

Bussmann’s Holiday: The Worst Date Ever

C13

16:50

18:00

Assembly @ George St

Quartett

F14

12:15

13:15

Underbelly

Girls Of Slender Means, The

F23

14:50

16:20

Assembly @ George St

Dylan Thomas: Return Journey – Bob Kingdom

F29

16:50

18:00

Assembly @ George St

Leatherface

F15

12:15

13:15

Underbelly

Soweto Gospel Choir

F42

14:50

15:50

Assembly @ Assembly

Words With A.L. Kennedy

F29

16:50

17:45

Assembly @ George St

Land Without Words

F15

12:20

13:10

Caves 2

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

F50

14:50

16:00

George 4

Shoo Shoo Baby - The Entire History Of Cabaret F42

16:50

17:50

Assembly @ George St

Early Edition , The

C2

12:25

13:25

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Complete Works Of William Shakespeare

C7

14:50

15:50

Caves 1

Roger Mcgough - That Awkward Age

C14

16:55

18:05

Assembly @ George St

Wind In The Willows, The

F40

12:30

13:40

Debating Hall

Doctor Austin & Doug Safety’s Time-Tastical

F41

14:50

15:50

Underbelly’s Hul-

David Leddy’s ‘White Tea’

F20

17:00

18:15

Assembly @ George St

Platform 88

F36

12:30

13:20

Baby Grand

Assassination Of Paris Hilton, The

F24

15:00

15:30

Assembly @ George St

Assassination Of Paris Hilton, The

F24

17:00

17:30

Assembly @ George St

Potted Pirates

F40

12:30

13:30

Pleasance One

Oxford Imps, The

C8

15:00

16:00

Sportsmans

Wolfboy

F48

17:00

18:30

George 4

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

F40

12:30

13:30

Upstairs

Clinic, The

C8

15:00

17:30

Dining Room

Bamboozlement

C14

17:00

18:00

Balcony

God: A Comedy By Woody Allen

F15

12:35

13:20

10Dome

Breakthrough Cancer Benefit

C8

15:00

17:00

Debating Hall

Britain’s Best Mates

C14

17:00

18:00

Jokerdome

After Circles

F15

12:35

13:35

Underbelly

Alex And Helen’s Radio Nowhere

C7

15:00

16:00

Caves 2

Simon Brodkin: Still Not Himself

C14

17:00

18:00

Above

My Darling Clemmie

F15

12:40

13:50

Assembly @ George St

Amused Moose Comedy’s Hot Starlets: 10th

C7

15:00

16:20

Acedome

Under Glass

F51

17:00

17:20

Pleasance @ McEwan

Susie Baxter’s Guilty Women

F17

12:45

13:55

Assembly @ Assembly

Francis, The Holy Jester

F24

15:00

16:15

Over The Road 3

Laura Solon: Rabbit Faced Story Soup

C14

17:05

18:05

Assembly @ George St

Bully

F15

12:45

13:45

The Turret

Bane

F24

15:00

16:00

10Dome

Kataklò Athletic Dance Theatre’s Love

F37

17:05

18:05

Assembly @ George St

Helen Keen: The Primitive Methodist Guide To

C2

12:45

13:45

Wee Room

I Confess

F31

15:00

20:00

The Green

Shirley & Shirley- “The Shirley & Shirley Show”

C14

17:05

18:05

Underbelly

Pythonesque

F17

12:45

14:05

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Under Glass

F51

15:00

15:20

Pleasance @ McEwan

Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour

C14

17:10

18:20

Cabaret Bar

Andy And Mike’s... Big Box Of Bananas

F41

12:50

13:50

Above

Tim: Against All Odds

C7

15:00

16:00

Underbelly

Tommy And The Weeks: Wonderbang

C14

17:10

18:10

Beside

John Hegley: The Adventures Of Monsieur

C2

12:50

13:40

Pleasance Two

Brothers Lionheart, The

F41

15:05

16:20

George 4

Durang/Durang By Christopher Durang

F30

17:15

18:15

Billiard Room

Clive James In Conversation

F15

12:55

14:10

Assembly @ George St

Etch A Sketch

C8

15:05

16:05

Underbelly

Gerry Howell’s Incubation Hour

C15

17:15

18:15

Underbelly

Almost 10

F17

12:55

13:55

Below

Becoming Marilyn

F24

15:10

16:10

Assembly @ George St

Simon Donald And Maff Brown

C15

17:20

18:20

Caves 3

Re____

F17

13:00

14:15

Balcony

Out Of Chaos

F24

15:10

16:10

Underbelly

Lady Garden

C15

17:20

18:20

Over The Road 2

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord

C2

13:00

14:00

Over The Road 1

Maggie Service With A Smile

C9

15:15

16:15

Wee Room

Overcoat, The

F38

17:20

18:40

Pleasance Grand

Mervyn Stutter’s Pick Of The Fringe

C4

13:00

14:30

Underbelly’s Hul-

Bec Hill In: If You Can Read This, My Cape

C9

15:15

16:15

The Turret

Djupid (The Deep)

F30

17:25

18:05

Assembly @ Assembly

Event, The

F17

13:10

14:10

Assembly @ George St

Hour Of The Lynx

F25

15:15

16:45

Nightclub

Beachy Head

F30

17:25

18:50

KingDome

Quest

F47

13:10

14:30

George 4

Afternoon Delight

C8

15:15

16:15

Upstairs

Magnets - Gobsmacked!, The

F42

17:25

18:25

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Best Of Edinburgh 2009 - The Showcase Show

C4

13:10

14:10

Cabaret Bar

King Of The Gypsies

F25

15:15

16:05

Baby Grand

Over The Threshold

F48

17:30

18:45

George 2

Durham Revue: Knees Up Mother Brown And

C4

13:10

14:10

Underbelly

Crush

F24

15:15

16:15

Underbelly

List Operators, The

C15

17:30

18:30

Sportsmans

Boy Friend, The

F47

13:15

14:30

George 4

Doctor Whom? My Search For Samuel Johnson

F25

15:20

16:30

Assembly @ George St

A Team - The Musical

C15

17:30

18:30

Wine Bar

My Grandfather’s Great War

F17

13:15

14:25

Wine Bar

Sound Of My Voice, The

F25

15:20

16:50

Assembly @ George St

Eurotrash

C15

17:30

18:30

Debating Hall

Thankless Child

C4

13:15

14:10

Jokerdome

David Benson Sings Noël Coward

F42

15:20

16:30

Assembly @ George St

Janis

F30

17:30

18:30

Dining Room

Coffee

F17

13:15

14:00

Attic

Me, Mum And Dusty Springfield

F25

15:25

15:55

Assembly @ Assembly

Wittank

C15

17:30

18:30

Caves 1

Play On Words

F18

13:20

14:25

Jackdome

Icarus 2.0

F25

15:25

16:25

Below

Mould & Arrowsmith’s Inventions

C15

17:30

18:30

Jackdome

Speak Of The Devil

C4

13:20

14:20

Caves 3

Colin Hoult’s Carnival Of Monsters

C9

15:30

16:30

Hut

Barbershopera Ii

C42

17:30

18:30

QueenDome

Diary Of A Madman

F18

13:25

14:40

Underbelly

Rogue Males

C9

15:30

16:30

Cellar

My Life With The Dogs

F30

17:30

18:45

Pleasance Two

Nine Lives Of Bua Lydia

F18

13:25

14:25

Underbelly

Origins

F25

15:30

17:00

KingDome

Elvis Still My Heart

F30

17:30

18:30

QueenDome

Amused Moose Comedy’s Hot Starlets: 10th

C4

13:30

14:30

Nightclub

Pigs

F25

15:30

17:00

KingDome

Rebel Cell, The

F30

17:30

18:30

Underbelly’s Hul-

Storeroom, The

F18

13:30

14:30

Dining Room

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

F51

15:30

16:45

Pleasance @ McEwan

Comedy Bitch

C16

17:35

18:35

Underbelly

Patrick Monahan’s Stories And Fables For Kids

F41

13:30

14:25

Billiard Room

Tale Of Lady Stardust, The

F26

15:30

16:20

Underbelly

Kevin Tomlinson: Seven Ages

C16

17:40

18:40

Caves 2

Survival Of The Thinnest

C5

13:30

14:30

Caves 1

Matt Harvey - Wondermentalist

C9

15:35

16:35

Assembly @ George St

Tomorrow’s Leaders

C16

17:40

18:40

10Dome

Laughs And Loves Of Henry Blofeld, The

C5

13:30

14:40

EICC

Oh, My Green Soap Box

F26

15:40

16:35

Above

Elvis Mcgonagall: One Man And His Doggerel

C16

17:45

18:45

The Turret

Domestic Goddi 2: How To Cope

C5

13:30

14:30

Beside

Great British Soap Opera, The

F48

15:45

17:00

George 2

Tiffany Stevenson: Along Came A Spider

C16

17:45

18:45

Wee Room

Chronicles Of Irania, The

F18

13:30

14:30

Hut

Chat! The Internet Musical

F48

15:45

17:00

George 2

Princess Cabaret

C16

17:45

18:45

Nightclub

Max And Beth

F18

13:30

14:30

Underbelly

Nun The Wiser

F26

15:45

16:45

Balcony

Two Episodes Of Mash

C16

17:45

18:40

Over The Road 3

Sociable Plover, The

F19

13:40

14:50

Assembly @ George St

Kiosk Of Champions 2: Kiosk Of Champions!

C9

15:45

16:45

Jokerdome

Seymour Mace And Peter Slater: Sundayland!

C16

17:45

18:45

Baby Grand

Poets’ Corner

F19

13:40

14:40

Caves 2

His Ghostly Heart

F26

15:45

16:15

Attic

Cardinal Burns

C17

17:45

18:40

Attic

Zoo Lodge

F19

13:40

14:40

10Dome

Flanders And Swann: A Brand Gnew

F42

15:45

16:45

Cabaret Bar

Miss Landmine

F30

17:45

18:45

Underbelly

Stalag Happy

F19

13:40

14:50

Underbelly

Grandee Way, The

C9

15:45

16:45

Underbelly

Double Art History

C17

17:50

19:00

Underbelly’s Hul-

Sketch Show 4 Kids: Because I Said So

F41

13:40

14:40

Underbelly

People

C27

15:50

17:05

QueenDome

With Sails And I - Hopkins And Glover

C24

17:50

18:50

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Facebook Fables

C5

13:45

14:50

Sportsmans

Controlled Falling Project

F27

15:50

16:50

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Denise Van Outen

F31

17:50

18:55

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Devoured, The

F19

13:45

14:45

Over The Road 3

Perfect Pitch-In Concert

F48

16:00

17:00

George 1

New Art Club: This Is Now

C18

18:00

19:00

Assembly @ George St

Last Night Things Happened…

F19

13:45

14:45

Underbelly

Jarlath Regan - Man Of Very Little Mystery

C10

16:00

17:00

Billiard Room

Funny

F31

18:00

19:15

Assembly @ 7 Holy-

Lemn Sissay: Why I Don’t Hate White People

F19

13:45

14:45

Underbelly

Find Me The Funny

C10

16:00

17:00

Debating Hall

Antonio Forcione - Al Dente!

F43

18:00

19:00

Assembly @ Assembly

World’s Wife, The

F19

13:50

15:00

Assembly @ George St

Contest, The

F27

16:00

17:15

Dining Room

Find Me The Funny

C10

18:00

19:00

Debating Hall

Forgotten Things

F19

13:50

15:10

KingDome

Me & Jezebel

F28

16:00

17:15

Wine Bar

Piff-Tacular

C18

18:00

19:00

Laughing Horse

Various

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Assembly

Gilded Balloon

Pleasance

Underbelly

Musical Theatre @ George Square

Other Venues

Just The Tonic @ The Caves

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Sammy J: 1999

C17

18:00

19:00

Underbelly

Jason Manford & Friends At The Fringe

C26

20:00

21:15

Assembly @ George St

Jason Manford & Friends At The Fringe

C26

22:00

23:15

Assembly @ George St

4 Poofs And A Piano - Smoke And Mirrorballs

C17

18:00

19:00

Pleasance One

Assembly Gala Press Launch

F33

20:00

22:00

Assembly @ Assembly

Camille O’Sullivan: The Dark Angel

F44

22:00

23:15

Assembly @ Assembly

Mike Wozniak: Clown Shoes

C17

18:00

19:00

Below

Dylan Moran

C27

20:00

22:00

Playhouse

Puppetry Of The Penis – Economic Growth Tour

C25

22:00

23:00

Queen's Hall

Daniel Rigby: The Mothwock Fantastic

C17

18:00

19:00

Cellar

Sam Simmons - Problems

C27

20:00

21:00

Wine Bar

Mick Ferry - The Comedy Final

C38

22:00

23:00

Balcony

Ginger & Black: The Extraordinary Life And

C17

18:00

19:00

Hut

Mark Walker - Scorpio

C27

20:00

21:00

Sportsmans

Aaaaaaarrghhh! - It’s Bollock Relief! - The

C40

22:00

23:30

Debating Hall

Newsrevue 30th Anniversary

C18

18:00

19:00

Over The Road 1

Miles Jupp: Telling It Like It Might Be

C27

20:00

21:00

Dining Room

Chippendales®: The Ultimate Girls Night™

F50

22:00

23:00

Debating Hall

Special Reserve Comedy Benefit

C18

18:00

19:30

Beyond

Joey Page - Eccentric Treasure Of The Future

C27

20:00

21:00

Caves 3

Big Value Comedy Show - Late, The

C38

22:00

0:00

Caves 1

Tom Basden: Now That’s What I Call Music

C18

18:00

19:00

Upstairs

Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit 2009

C27

20:00

21:30

Pleasance Grand

Monsieur Montpellier: Entertainer

C38

22:00

23:00

Jokerdome

Iris Brunette

F51

18:00

19:00

Medical School

John Bishop: Elvis Has Left The Building

C27

20:00

21:00

Cabaret Bar

Little Johnny’s Big Gay Musical

F34

22:00

23:00

KingDome

Petty Concerns Of Luke Wright, The

C17

18:00

19:00

Underbelly

Clever Peter

C27

20:10

21:05

Jackdome

Where’s The Dj? Feat Beardy Man

F44

22:00

0:00

Pleasance @ McEwan

Year Of The Horse

F31

18:05

19:05

Assembly @ George St

John Gordillo: F*Ckonomics

C28

20:10

21:10

10Dome

Rhys Darby: It’s Rhys Darby Night

C38

22:00

23:00

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Instant Sunshine

C18

18:10

19:10

Acedome

Susan Calman - The Last Woman On Earth

C28

20:10

21:10

Underbelly

Reginald D Hunter: The Only Apple In The

C38

22:00

23:00

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Burn

F31

18:10

19:00

Underbelly

Luck

F33

20:10

21:10

Underbelly’s Hul-

Evening With Ben Dover: Innocent ‘Til Proven

C40

22:00

23:00

Underbelly

Fever’d Imaginings Of...Love The Concept, The

C18

18:15

19:15

Balcony

Jason Byrne:the Byrne Supremacy

C28

20:15

21:15

Assembly @ Assembly

Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler - Double

C40

22:05

23:05

Assembly @ Assembly

Boom Jennies, The

C18

18:15

19:15

Jokerdome

Unsupervised Detention

C28

20:15

21:15

The Turret

Maria Tecce – Viva!

F44

22:05

23:05

Assembly @ George St

Kim Noble Will Die

C19

18:20

19:20

Assembly @ George St

Colm O’regan: Hindsight

C29

20:15

21:15

Wee Room

Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen -

F45

22:05

23:20

Assembly @ Assembly

Umbrella Birds: Sketches In A Shop Changing

C19

18:20

19:20

Assembly @ George St

Craig Hill - 40 Love…?

C29

20:15

21:15

Nightclub

Ambassadors Of Swing, The

F45

22:05

23:20

Assembly @ Assembly

Catwalk Confidential

F31

18:20

19:20

Assembly @ Assembly

Reduced Edinburgh Fringe Impro Show, The

C28

20:15

21:15

Baby Grand

Patti Plinko And Her Boy

F45

22:05

23:05

Assembly @ George St

Lochhead & Laula – Love, Love, Love

F32

18:20

19:20

Assembly @ George St

Idiots Of Ants: This Is War

C28

20:15

21:15

Over The Road 2

Snatch Paradise By Van Badham

F34

22:05

23:00

Underbelly

Audience With Tappy Wright - Rock Roadie, An

F32

18:20

19:20

Assembly @ George St

Rudi Lickwood - Food For Thought

C29

20:15

21:15

Attic

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Goes To

C40

22:15

23:15

Billiard Room

Des Clarke - Clarxism

C19

18:20

19:20

Above

Lady Carol: Tomorrow Is My Turn

F44

20:15

21:15

Over The Road 3

Sammy J In The Forest Of Dreams

C40

22:15

00:45

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Pippa Evans - Your Evening’s Entertainment

C19

18:20

19:20

Beside

Jake Yapp Presents “Hallo, Music Lovers!”

C29

20:20

21:20

Caves 2

Barry & Stuart: Powered By Demons

C40

22:15

23:15

Underbelly

Tao - Samurai Magical Drumming

F43

18:25

19:35

Assembly @ Assembly

Wil Hodgson: Punk Folk Tales

C29

20:20

21:20

QueenDome

Rex Roman Pink Floyd Show, The

F46

22:15

23:30

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Alex Maple’s Press Release

C19

18:25

19:25

Underbelly

Lucy Porter - Fool’s Gold

C29

20:20

21:20

Beyond

Matt Kirshen - Shorter Than Napoleon

C40

22:20

23:20

Above

Jerry Springer The Opera

F48

18:30

20:30

George 1

Tom Deacon - Indecisive

C29

20:20

21:30

Cellar

Geraldine Quinn - Hex And The City

C40

22:20

23:20

Underbelly

Bridget Christie: My Daily Mail Hell

C19

18:30

19:30

Billiard Room

Clive James In The Evening: More To Say

C30

20:30

21:45

Debating Hall

Marcel Lucont: Sexual Metro

C40

22:20

23:20

Underbelly

Peter Duncan’s Daft And Dangerous

F32

18:30

19:30

Beyond

George Free

F49

20:30

0:30

George 3

Rich Hall

C41

22:30

23:30

Assembly @ George St

Miss High Leg Kick’s Fashion Bus

F36

18:30

19:00

The Grassmarket

Janeane Garofalo

C30

20:30

21:30

Debating Hall

Ali Mcgregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night

C41

22:30

23:40

Assembly @ George St

Tea Dance

F38

18:30

19:30

Palm Court

Sean Hughes: What I Meant To Say Was...

C31

20:30

21:40

Debating Hall

Best Of So You Think You’re Funny?

C41

22:30

00:00

Wine Bar

Keith Farnan: No Blacks. No Jews. No Dogs. No C19

18:30

19:30

Underbelly

Penny Dreadfuls Present... The Never Man, The C30

20:30

21:25

Pleasance Two

Dead Cat Bounce...Wired

C41

22:30

23:30

Dining Room

Charlie Baker - The World’s Greatest Show Off

C19

18:40

19:40

Caves 3

Chris Cox: Mind Over Patter

C30

20:30

21:30

KingDome

So You Think You’re Funny?

C42

22:30

23:30

Wine Bar

Anna & Katy

C19

18:40

19:40

Over The Road 2

Jon Richardson: This Guy At Night

C30

20:30

21:30

Upstairs

Sound & Fury’s ‘Sherlock Holmes And The

C42

22:30

23:30

Sportsmans

Ivan Brackenbury’s All New Hospital Radio

C20

18:40

19:35

Cabaret Bar

Chris Mccausland - 7 Strikes

C30

20:30

21:30

Below

Brendon Burns: Comedy Good Yeah Silly

C41

22:30

23:30

Pleasance One

Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden “At Their Pique!”

C20

18:45

19:45

Wine Bar

Zoe Lyons: Miss Machismo

C31

20:30

21:30

Hut

David O’doherty: David O’doh-Party

C42

22:30

23:30

Over The Road 1

Philip Escoffey: Six More Impossible Things

C20

18:45

19:45

Dining Room

Puppet Grinder Cabaret

C31

20:35

21:35

Assembly @ George St

Scott Mills The Musical

F50

22:30

23:30

Pleasance One

Paddy Lennox - Who Does He Think He Is?

C20

18:45

19:45

Sportsmans

Julian Clary: Lord Of The Mince

C31

20:35

21:35

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Sound & Fury's Kursk

F51

22:30

23:55

Pleasance @ Drill Hall

Phil Kay - London Aye!

C20

18:45

19:45

Wine Bar

One Man Lord Of The Rings

C31

20:35

21:35

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Silent Disco

F45

22:30

3:00

McEwan Hall

29th Edinburgh Comedy Awards Shows, The

C20

18:50

20:20

Assembly @ George St

Jim Jeffries: The Hits

C31

20:35

21:35

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Inconsiderate Aberrations Of Billy The Kid, The

F35

22:40

23:40

Caves 3

Frank Skinner’s Credit Crunch Cabaret

C20

18:50

20:20

Assembly @ George St

Marcus Brigstocke: God Collar

C32

20:40

21:40

Assembly @ Assembly

Dark Party, The

C42

22:40

23:40

Underbelly’s Hul-

William Andrews: Nitwit

C21

18:50

19:50

Jackdome

Micky Flanagan: Spiel

C31

20:40

21:35

Beside

Old Rope In The Balloon

C42

22:45

0:00

Nightclub

Abracadabra - German Humour Goes Global

C20

18:50

19:50

Underbelly’s Hul-

Richard Herring - Hitler Moustache

C32

20:40

21:40

Underbelly

Moonfish Rhumba Show, The

C42

22:45

23:45

The Turret

Jollie: Abreast Of Culture

C21

18:55

19:55

Underbelly

Fuss, The

F33

20:40

21:40

Underbelly

Aidan Bishop - No Sissy Stuff

C43

22:45

23:45

Wee Room

Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

F32

19:00

20:20

McEwan Hall

‘Amicable’ Solution, The

F33

20:40

21:40

Underbelly

Barbershopera Ii

C42

22:45

23:45

QueenDome

First Lady Suite

F49

19:00

20:30

George 1

Des Bishop : Desfunctional

C32

20:45

21:45

Assembly @ George St

Comedy Zone, The

C43

22:45

23:45

Cabaret Bar

Charity Gala & 2009 Mtm Awards

F49

19:00

20:30

George 1

Anil Desai: Stand-Up Chameleon

C32

20:45

21:45

Balcony

Rachel Rose Reid: And They Lived...

F35

22:45

23:45

Attic

Rocket Science

F49

19:00

20:30

George 1

Rhod Gilbert & The Cat That Looked Like

C32

20:45

21:45

Pleasance One

Abi Roberts Experience, The

C43

22:45

23:45

Underbelly

Rebus Mctaggart

C21

19:00

20:00

Nightclub

Kevin Bridges: An Hour To Sing For Your Soul

C32

20:45

21:45

Jokerdome

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

F50

22:50

0:00

George 4

Hardeep Singh Kohli – The Nearly Naked Chef

C22

19:00

20:00

Debating Hall

Pete Johansson: Naked Pictures Of My Life

C32

20:45

21:45

Underbelly

Lot Of Nerve, A

F38

22:50

23:50

Jackdome

Rob Brown: What A Load Of Kabul!

C22

19:00

20:00

The Turret

Neil Delamere: Bookmarks

C32

20:50

21:50

Assembly @ George St

Is The Daily Mail Dead Yet?

C44

23:00

0:00

Caves 2

Eleanor Tiernan - Trouble

C22

19:00

20:00

Wee Room

Adam Hills: Inflatable

C33

20:50

22:00

Assembly @ George St

Gadabouts, The

C43

23:00

0:00

Cellar

Jon Holmes: Rock Star Babylon

C23

19:00

20:00

Nightclub

Wil Anderson - Wilosophy

C33

20:50

21:50

Udderbelly’s Pasture

We Made A Funny

C44

23:00

23:50

Beside

Aspidistras, The

C22

19:00

20:00

Caves 2

Jamie Kilstein - Revenge Of The Serfs

C33

21:00

22:00

Assembly @ George St

BBC Comedy Presents

C44

23:00

0:30

AceDome

Ross Lee: Not A Lot Of Sex Lies And Videotape

C21

19:00

20:00

Attic

Dave Thornton - Allow Me To Introduce Myself

C34

21:00

22:00

Billiard Room

Late Night Gimp Fight

C44

23:00

23:45

Hut

Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter To

C21

19:00

20:00

Baby Grand

Rob Rouse: My Family…And The Dog That

C33

21:00

22:00

Above

Time Out Comedy Presents ... For One Night

C44

23:00

0:15

Beyond

Geoff Norcott - The Shocking Truth About Men

C21

19:00

20:00

Over The Road 3

Andrew Maxwell - The Lamp

C33

21:00

22:00

Over The Road 1

29th Edinburgh Comedy Awards Shows, The

C44

23:00

0:30

Pleasance Grand

Godley’s World

C22

19:00

20:00

Queendome

Iris Brunette

F51

21:00

22:00

Medical School

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

C45

23:00

1:00

AceDome

Daniel Sloss - Teenage Kicks

C22

19:00

19:50

10Dome

Frisky And Mannish’s School Of Pop

C33

21:00

22:00

Underbelly

Ashley Hames: Confessions Of A Sex Reporter

C45

23:00

0:00

Upstairs

Tom Tom Crew

F43

19:00

20:00

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Porn-The Musical

F49

21:05

22:20

George 4

Wicker Man, The

F35

23:00

0:30

Pleasance Two

Hugh Hughes In... 360

C23

19:05

20:05

Pleasance Two

Carl Donnelly: Relax Everyone, It’s Carl Don-

C34

21:05

22:05

Underbelly

DJ Yoda

F46

23:00

1:00

Pleasance @ McEwan

Murder Mystery Musical

F49

19:10

20:25

George 4

Certain Dark Things

F34

21:05

22:35

Underbelly

Mr Scruff

F46

23:00

4:00

Pleasance @ McEwan

6.0: How Heap And Pebble Took On The World F32

19:10

20:10

KingDome

Martin ‘The Falsetto’ Milnes

F49

21:15

22:25

George 2

Goldie - ‘Mother’ Afterparty

F46

23:00

3:00

Pleasance @ McEwan

Tom Craine - Comfort Blanket

C23

19:15

20:15

Below

Axis Of Awesome: Infinity Rock Explosion, The

C34

21:15

22:15

Wine Bar

Ballad Of The Skull Fairy

F35

23:00

0:00

Underbelly

Aaa Stand-Up

C23

19:15

20:15

Cellar

Patrick Monahan: Cowboys And Iranians

C34

21:15

22:15

Sportsmans

Kevin Tomlinson: Truth Or Dare?

C45

23:05

0:00

Below

Matt Green: Truth & Pleasure

C23

19:15

20:15

Hut

Felicity Ward’s Ugly As A Child Variety Show

C34

21:15

22:15

Dining Room

Die Roten Punkte - Robot/Lion Tour

C45

23:11

0:21

Over The Road 2

Jack Whitehall - Nearly Rebellious

C23

19:15

20:15

Upstairs

Raybon Kan: Spermbank Millionaire

C34

21:15

22:15

Nicol Edwards Cinema

Hooked

F50

23:15

0:30

George 2

Paul Zerdin: Sponge Fest

C23

19:15

20:15

Underbelly

John Shuttleworth: Southern Softies

C34

21:15

23:15

Above

Warren & Hanbury

C45

23:15

0:15

Balcony

Hannah Gadsby - Kiss Me Quick I’m Full Of

C23

19:20

20:20

Assembly @ George St

Denis Krasnov Versus Shane Healey

C34

21:20

22:20

Caves 3

Best Of Scottish Comedian Of The Year

C46

23:20

0:20

Underbelly

Alistair Mcgowan: The One And Many

C24

19:20

20:20

Assembly @ Assembly

Dan Antopolski - Silent But Deadly

C34

21:20

22:20

AceDome

Audience With John Smeaton, An

F35

23:25

0:25

Assembly @ George St

Mark Watson Edit, The

C24

19:20

20:20

Assembly @ George St

Russell Kane: Human Dressage

C35

21:20

22:20

Cabaret Bar

Andrew Stanley’s Comedy Mish Mash

C46

23:30

0:30

Billiard Room

Pappy’s Fun Club’s World Record Attempt: 200

C24

19:20

20:20

Pleasance One

Glenn Wool: Let Your Hands Go

C35

21:25

22:25

Underbelly’s Hul-

Tales Of The Apocalypse

F38

23:30

0:30

Debating Hall

Randy’s Postcards From Purgatory

C23

19:20

20:20

Underbelly

Power Plant – A Sound And Light Experience

F34

21:30

23:15

Assembly @ Royal

Bethany Black – Love And A Colt 45

C46

23:35

0:35

Underbelly

Pajama Men: The Last Stand To Reason

C24

19:25

20:25

Assembly @ George St

Bloodbath

F49

21:30

22:45

George 1

Hans Teeuwen

C46

23:35

0:35

Udderbelly’s Pasture

With Sails And I - Hopkins And Glover

C24

19:25

20:25

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Jimmy Mcghie’s Northern Meeting

C35

21:30

22:30

Wee Room

Bone House, The

F35

23:35

0:35

Underbelly

Pete Firman The Pete Firman Magic Show

C24

19:25

20:25

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Andrew Stanley - On Sale Now

C35

21:30

22:30

The Turret

Phil Kay - Oh Edinburgh

C46

23:45

0:45

Dining Room

Edward Aczel - Explains All The World’s Prob-

C24

19:25

20:25

Underbelly

Terry Alderton

C36

21:30

22:30

Nightclub

Comedy Countdown

C47

23:45

1:00

Dining Room

Baby

F49

19:30

20:45

George 2

Rosa Waxes Lyrical

C36

21:30

22:30

Nightclub

Girls With Guns

C47

23:45

0:45

Sportsmans

Puppetry Of The Penis – Economic Growth Tour

C25

19:30

20:30

Queen's Hall

Nathan Caton: Can’t Tell Me Nothin’

C35

21:30

22:30

Attic

Sammy J In The Forest Of Dreams

C40

23:45

0:15

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Tom Allen: Women!

C25

19:30

20:30

Balcony

Comedy Reserve, The

C35

21:30

22:30

Jackdome

Underbelly’s Birthday Blowout

C46

23:45

1:45

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Big Value Comedy Show - Early, The

C25

19:30

21:30

Caves 1

Dan Atkinson: Death By A Thousand Pricks

C35

21:30

22:30

Baby Grand

Purple Ronnie’s Stand-Up Poetry Club

C47

23:45

0:45

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Comedy Gala 2009 In Aid Of Waverley Care

C26

19:30

22:30

Festival Theatre

Philberto: Philberto’s Animal

C35

21:30

22:25

Over The Road 3

Andre Vincent’s - Beyond The Edinburgh

C47

23:45

1:15

Udderbelly’s Pasture

Sarah Millican - Typical Woman

C25

19:30

20:30

Beside

Mother

F38

21:30

22:30

Pleasance @ McEwan

Crow Bar, The

F46

23:45

Late

Underbelly’s Hul-

Adams & Rea: Blissfully Unaware

C25

19:30

20:25

Jokerdome

Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective

C36

21:30

22:30

Underbelly

Edwyn Collins - And Special Guests; A Casual

F46

0:00

1:30

Assembly @ Assembly

Fascinating Aida 25th Anniversary Tour

C25

19:30

20:30

Over The Road 1

Andrew Lawrence - Soul-Crushing Vicissitudes

C36

21:35

22:35

QueenDome

Supper Club

C48

0:00

1:15

Assembly @ George St

Mother

F38

19:30

20:30

Pleasance @ McEwan

Foil Arms And Hog – Sketch Comedy Show

C37

21:40

22:40

Caves 2

Night Of Comedy For Ray – Hosted By Michael

C48

0:00

1:30

Assembly @ Assembly

Must: The Inside Story

F51

19:30

20:20

Medical School

Stephen K Amos – The Feelgood Factor

C37

21:40

22:40

Pleasance Grand

Adam, Jason & Friends

C48

0:00

1:20

Assembly @ Assembly

Evening With Psychosis, An

F33

19:30

20:45

Underbelly

Justin Moorhouse: Seven

C37

21:40

22:40

10Dome

Best Of The Fest 2009

C48

0:00

1:20

Assembly @ George St

Dixie’s Tupperware Party

C26

19:35

20:35

Assembly @ George St

Tiger Lillies, The

F44

21:40

22:40

Beyond

Stand Up For Freedom

C48

0:00

1:30

Assembly @ Assembly

In Bed With Poets

F33

19:35

20:35

Assembly @ Assembly

Lloyd Langford: Every Day I Have The Blues

C37

21:45

22:45

Below

Fordy’s Lock-In

C48

0:00

1:30

Caves 3

Greg Behrendt

C26

19:40

20:40

Assembly @ George St

Nick Doody: Schizo

C37

21:45

22:45

Upstairs

Spank

C48

0:00

3:00

Underbelly

Shappi Khorsandi: The Distracted Activist

C26

19:40

20:40

Above

Bourgeois & Maurice - Social Work

C37

21:45

22:45

Over The Road 2

Just The Tonic Comedy Club - Midnight Show

C49

0:15

4:30

Caves 1

Stand By Your Van

F32

19:40

21:00

Pleasance Grand

Luke Toulson: Too Many Last Cigarettes

C37

21:45

22:40

Cellar

Bang Bang

F46

0:30

5:00

Nightclub

Celia Pacquola In Am I Strange?

C26

19:45

20:45

Billiard Room

Danielle Ward Lies

C38

21:45

22:45

Hut

After Hours

C49

0:40

2:55

AceDome

Paul Foot - By The Yard

C26

19:45

20:45

Underbelly

My Name Is Sue

F34

21:45

22:45

Pleasance Two

Late Show, The

C49

0:45

3:00

Underbelly

Almost Like A Virgin

F44

19:50

21:00

AceDome

F**Ked

F34

21:50

22:50

Assembly @ George St

Late ‘N’ Live

C49

1:00

5:00

Debating Hall

Scott Agnew: Ha Ha Comedy’s Scottish Come-

C26

19:50

20:50

Underbelly

Tim Key - The Slutcracker

C38

21:50

22:45

Beside

Mark Watson’s Last Ever 24-Hour Show

C49

1:00

1:00

AceDome

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show index F18

F21

Best Of The Fest 2009

C48

Diary Of A Madman

Bethany Black – Love And A Colt 45

C46

Die Roten Punkte - Robot/Lion Tour

C45

God: A Comedy By Woody Allen

F51

Big Value Comedy Show - EarlY, The

C25

Dixie’s Tupperware Party

C26

Godley’s World

C22

29th Edinburgh Comedy Awards Shows, The

C20

Big Value Comedy Show - Late, The

C38

Dj Yoda

F46

Goldie - ‘Mother’ Afterparty

F46

29th Edinburgh Comedy Awards Shows, The

C44

Bloodbath

F49

Djupid (The Deep)

F30

Graceless

F21

4 Poofs And A Piano - Smoke And Mirrorballs

C17

Body Tights Man Show, The

C11

Doctor Austin & Doug Safety’s Time-Tastical Time Tale

F41

Grandee Way, The

C9

Bone House, The

F35

Doctor Whom? My Search For Samuel Johnson

F25

Grave Situation, A

F26

Boom Jennies, The

C18

Domestic Goddi 2: How To Cope

Great British Soap Opera, The

F48

Bourgeois & Maurice - Social Work

C37

Double Art History

C17

Greg BEhrendt

C26

Boy Friend, The

F47

Guardian Live At The Gilded Balloon, The

# 14th Tale, The

6.0: How Heap And Pebble Took On The World And Won

F32

A A Team - The Musical

C15

Aaa Stand-Up

C23

Aaaaaaarrghhh! - It’s Bollock Relief! - The Malcolm Hardee Award Show

C40

Abi Roberts Experience, The

C43

Abracadabra - German Humour Goes Global

C20

Adam Hills: Inflatable

C33

Adam, Jason & Friends

C48

Adams & Rea: Blissfully Unaware

C25

After Circles

F15

After Hours

C49

Afternoon Delight

C8

Dude! Where’s My Teddy Bear?

F39

Durang/Durang By Christopher Durang

F30

Brendon Burns: Comedy Good Yeah Silly Side C**T

C41

Durham Revue: Knees Up Mother Brown And Other ObituarieS, The

C4

Brian Gittins: Roadside Café Owner

C13

Dylan Moran

C27

Hannah Gadsby - Kiss Me Quick I’m Full Of Jubes

C23

Bridget Christie: My Daily Mail Hell

C19

Dylan Thomas: Return Journey – Bob Kingdom

F29

Hans Teeuwen

C46

Britain’s Best Mates

C14

Hardeep Singh Kohli – The Nearly Naked Chef

C22

British Subject, A

F20

Have A Nice Life

F47

Brothers Lionheart, The

F41

Bully

F15

Burglar Bill

F41

Early Long Island Iced Tea

Burn

F31

Bussmann’s Holiday: The Worst Date Ever

C13

Edward Aczel - Explains All The World’s Problems... And Then Solves Them

C43

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord

C2

C

Alex And Helen’s Radio Nowhere

C7

C!Rca

F37

Camille O’sullivan: The Dark Angel

F44

Cardinal Burns

C17

Carl Donnelly: Relax Everyone, It’s Carl Donnelly!

C34

C19

Ali Mcgregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night

C41

Alistair Mcgowan And Charlotte Page: Cocktails With Coward

C13

Alistair Mcgowan: The One And Many

C24

Almost 10

F17

Almost Like A Virgin

F44

Amicable Solution, The

F33

Ambassadors Of Swing, The

F45

Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective

C36

Amused Moose Comedy’s Hot Starlets: 10th Anniversary Special

C4

Amused Moose Comedy’s Hot Starlets: 10th Anniversary Special

C7

Amused Moose Comedy’s Hot Starlets: 10th Anniversary Special

C11

Amused Moose Comedy’s Hot Starlets: 10th Anniversary Special

C22

Amused Moose Laugh-Off Grand Final

C7

Andre Vincent’s - Beyond The Edinburgh Comedy Festival

Catwalk Confidential

C47 C36

Andrew Maxwell - The Lamp

C33

Andrew Stanley - On Sale Now

C35

Andrew Stanley’s Comedy Mish Mash

C46

Andy And Mike’s... Big Box Of Bananas

F41

Anil Desai: Stand-Up Chameleon

C32

Anna & Katy

C19

Antonio Forcione - Al Dente!

F43

Apocalypse Roadshow, The

C7

F31

Celia Pacquola In Am I Strange?

C26

Certain Dark Things

F34

Charity Gala & 2009 Mtm Awards

F49

F28

F15

Felicity Ward’s Ugly As A Child Variety Show

C34

Fergus Craig Still Watches Neighbours

C13

Clive James In Conversation Clive James In The Evening: More To Say

C30

Becoming Marilyn Best Of Edinburgh 2009 - The Showcase Show

F24 C4

Best Of Scottish Comedian Of The Year

C46

Best Of So You Think You’re Funny?

C41

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C5

Fever’d Imaginings Of...Love The Concept, The

C18

Colin Hoult’s Carnival Of Monsters

C9

Find Me The Funny

C10

Colm O’regan: Hindsight

C29

Find Me The Funny

C10

Comedy Bitch

C16

First Class

F36

Comedy Countdown

C47

First Lady Suite

F49

Comedy Gala 2009 In Aid Of Waverley Care

C26

Five Characters In Search Of Susan

Comedy Reserve, The

C35

Flanders And Swann: A Brand Gnew Aftergnoon

F42

Comedy Zone, The

C43

Foil Arms And Hog – Sketch Comedy Show

C37

Footlights In ‘Wishful Thinking’

C10

Fordy’s Lock-In

C48

C7 F27

D

C9

F34

F17

C34

F30

F

Coffee

F24

Bec Hill In: If You Can Read This, My Cape Fell Off

F17

Faust In The Box

F46

Beachy Head

Event, The

C8

Crush

F28

F33

F47

Crow BaR, The

C44

Evening With Psychosis, An

C25

F13

Bbc Comedy Presents

Evening With Ben Dover: Innocent ‘Til Proven Filthy!, An C40

Fascinating Aida 25th Anniversary Tour

C27

Austen’s Women

Barry Pull Your Finger Out!

C8 C15

Falsettoland

Clever Peter

C29

C20

Eurotrash

F14

Chronicles Of Long Kesh

Craig Hill - 40 Love…?

Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden “At Their Pique!” - Protest Songs For The 21st Century.

F21

F23

F32

C40

Ernest And The Pale Moon

Fall Of Man, The

F35

C42

C7

F18

Chronicles Of Irania, The

Audience With Tappy Wright - Rock Roadie, An

Barry & Stuart: Powered By Demons

C2

Eric’s Tales Of The Sea - A Submariner’s Yarn

F36

Audience With John Smeaton, An

BarbeRshopera Ii

Enough Rope

Faites L’amour Pas La Guerre

F27

C42

F30

C30

F40

Barbershopera Ii

Elvis Still My Heart

Chris Mccausland - 7 Strikes

Crabbit! - The Musical

F46

C16

Facebook Fables

Controlled Falling Project

F24

F28

Elvis Mcgonagall: One Man And His Doggerel

F**Ked

F33

Bang Bang

F50

Horse

C22

C30

Assembly Gala Press Launch

Bane

Hooked

F46

Eleanor Tiernan - Trouble

C45

Contest, The

C14

F47

Chris Cox: Mind Over Patter

F24

Bamboozlement

F13

Honk!

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

C22

F35

F26

Home Of The Wriggler

F50

Assassination Of Paris Hilton, The

Ballad Of The Skull Fairy

His Ghostly Heart

C24

Chippendales®: The Ultimate Girls Night™ Out Tour

Aspidistras, The

F49

F48

C19

C45

Baby

C2 F13

Edwyn Collins - And Special Guests; A Casual Introduction

Etch A Sketch

Dan Antopolski - Silent But Deadly Dan Atkinson: Death By A Thousand Pricks Dan March - Goldrunner. Daniel Rigby: The Othwokfantastic Daniel Sloss - Teenage Kicks Danielle Ward Lies Dark Party, The Dave Thornton - Allow Me To Introduce Myself David Benson Sings Noël Coward David Leddy’s ‘Susurrus’ David Leddy’s ‘White Tea’ David O’doherty: David O’doh-Party Dead Cat Bounce...Wired Denis Krasnov Versus Shane Healey Denise Van OuteN Des Bishop : Desfunctional Des Clarke - Clarxism Destination Gb Devoured, The

C34 C35 C11 C17 C22 C38 C42 C34 F42 F13 F20 C42 C41 C34 F31 C32 C19 F20 F19

Forgotten Things

C7

F19

Francis, The Holy Jester

F24

Frank Skinner’s Credit Crunch Cabaret

C20

Fred Hood Memorial

F28

Frisky And Mannish’s School Of Pop

C33

Frog

F39

Front Man By Glyn Maxwell, The

F29

Funny

F31

Fuss, The

F33

G G3- The Ginge, The Geordie And The Geek

H

Heroin(E) For Breakfast

C2

F48

Ashley Hames: Confessions Of A Sex Reporter

B

Early Edition , The

C2

Helen Keen: The Primitive Methodist Guide To Arctic Survival

Chat! The Internet Musical

Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The

Axis Of Awesome: Infinity Rock Explosion, The

E

Charlie Baker - The World’s Greatest Show Off

Clinic, The

Andrew Lawrence - Soul-Crushing Vicissitudes Of Fortune!

F15

C8

Breakthrough Cancer Benefit

Aidan Bishop - No Sissy Stuff

Alex Maple’s Press Release

C5

Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea

C11

Gadabouts, The

C43

Gannet, The

F27

Geoff Norcott - The Shocking Truth About Men And Women

C21

George Free

F49

Geraldine Quinn - Hex And The City

C40

Gerry Howell’s Incubation Hour

C15

Gigalees Crazy Circus Show, The

F39

Ginger & Black: The Extraordinary Life And Times Of Harold

C17

Gingers! The Musical

F47

Girls Of Slender Means, The

F23

Girls With Guns

C47

Glenn Wool: Let Your Hands Go

C35

Hotel, The

C11

Hour Of The Lynx

F25

Hugh Hughes In... 360

C23

I I Confess

F31

I’ll Always Think Of You That Way

C11

Icarus 2.0

F25

Ice Cream Man ANd The Jelly Incident

F40

Idiots Of Ants: This Is War

C28

In A Thousand Pieces

F27

In Bed With Poets

F33

Inconsiderate Aberrations Of Billy The Kid, The

F35

Iris Brunette

F51

Iris Brunette

F51

Instant Sunshine

C18

Is The Daily Mail Dead Yet?

C44

Ivan Brackenbury’s All New Hospital Radio Show

C20

J Jack Whitehall - Nearly Rebellious

C23

Jake Yapp Presents “Hallo, Music Lovers!”

C29

Jamie Kilstein - Revenge Of The Serfs

C33

Janeane Garofalo

C30

Janis

F30

Jarlath Regan - Man Of Very Little Mystery

C10

Jason ByRne:the Byrne Supremacy

C28

Jason Manford & Friends At The Fringe

C26

Jerry Springer The Opera

F48

Jim Jeffries: The Hits

C31

Jimmy Mcghie’s Northern Meeting

C35

Joey Page - Eccentric Treasure Of The Future

C27

John Bishop: Elvis Has Left The Building

C27

John Gordillo: F*Ckonomics

C28

John Hegley: The Adventures Of Monsieur Robinet John Shuttleworth: Southern Softies

C2 C34

Jollie: Abreast Of Culture

C21

Jon Holmes: Rock Star Babylon

C23

Jon Richardson: This Guy At Night

C30

Jonny Sweet: Mostly About ArthuR

C13

Julian Clary: Lord Of The Mince

C31

Jumping Mouse

F39

Just The Tonic Comedy Club - Midnight Show

C49

Justin Moorhouse: Seven

C37

K Kataklò Athletic Dance Theatre’s Love Machines

F37

Keith Farnan: No Blacks. No Jews. No Dogs. No Irish. All Welcome

C19

Kevin Bridges: An Hour To Sing For Your Soul

C32

Kevin Tomlinson: Seven Ages

C16

Kevin Tomlinson: Truth Or Dare?

C45

Killing Alan

F29

Killing Me Softly

F24

Kim Noble Will Die

C19

King Of The Gypsies

F25


show index Kiosk Of Champions 2: Kiosk Of Champions! KristeN Schaal & Kurt Braunohler Double Down Hearts

C9 C40

L

C18

Rap Guide To Evolution, The

F24

Supper Club

Newsrevue 30th Anniversary

C18

Raybon Kan: Spermbank Millionaire

C34

Survival Of The Thinnest

Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour

C14

Re____

F17

Susan Calman - The Last Woman On Earth

Nick Doody: Schizo

C37

Rebel Cell, The

F30

Susie Baxter’s Guilty Women

F17

Nick Mohammed In Apollo 21

C13

Rebus Mctaggart

C21

Sweeney Todd: His Life, Times And Execution!

F21

C48

Reduced Edinburgh Fringe Impro Show, The

C28

Sylvia Plath - Three Women, The First Revival

F13

C38

Lady Carol: Tomorrow Is My Turn

F44

Night Of Comedy For Ray – Hosted By Michael Mcintyre, A

Lady Garden

C15

Nine Lives Of Bua Lydia

F18

Reginald D Hunter: The Only Apple In The Garden Of Eden And Niggas

Land Without Words

F15

Noir

F36

Regret Me Not

C13

Last Night Things Happened…

F19

Normality (Starring Pedro Kruger)

F29

Rex RomaN Pink Floyd Show, The

F46

Nun The Wiser

F26

Rex Roman Pink Floyd Show, The

F46

Late ‘N’ Live

C49

Late Night Gimp Fight

C44

Late Show, The

C49

Laughs And Loves Of Henry Blofeld, The

C5

O

Laura Solon: Rabbit Faced Story Soup

C14

Odyssey

F37

Leatherface

F15

Oh, My Green Soap Box

F26

Lemn Sissay: Why I Don’t Hate White People

F19

Old Rope In The Balloon

C42

Lighter Than Air

F39

One Man Lord Of The Rings

C31

Line Kings/All White Now!, The

F40

One Man Show-Off

C11

List Operators, The

C15

One Small Step

F13

Little Johnny’s Big Gay Musical

F34

Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection..., The F15

Lloyd Langford: Every Day I Have The Blues

C37

Origins

F25

Lochhead & Laula – Love, Love, Love

F32

Other Side, The

F23

Out Of Chaos

F24

Long Tooth

C6

Lot Of Nerve, A

F38

Over The Threshold

F48

Lotte’s Gift

F14

Overcoat, The

F38

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

F51

Oxford Imps, The

Luck

F33

Lucy Porter - Fool’s Gold

C29

Luke Toulson: Too Many Last Cigarettes

C37

M Mackenzie Taylor : No Straightjacket Required

C6

Maggie Service With A Smile

C9

Magnets - Gobsmacked!, The

F42

Marcel Lucont: Sexual Metro

C40

Marcus Brigstocke: God Collar

C32

Maria Tecce – Viva!

F44

Mark Walker - Scorpio

C27

Mark Watson Edit, The

C24

Mark Watson’s Last Ever 24-Hour Show

C49

Martin ‘The Falsetto’ Milnes

F49

Matinee

F13

Matt Green: Truth & Pleasure Matt Harvey - Wondermentalist

C23 C9

Matt Kirshen - Shorter Than Napoleon

C40

Matthew Sharp In... Finklestein’s Castle

F21

Matthew Sharp In... Johnny’s Midnight Goggles

F21

Max And Beth

F18

Me & Jezebel

F28

Me, Mum And Dusty Springfield

F25

Mervyn Stutter’s Pick Of The Fringe

C4

Mick Ferry - The Comedy Final

C38

Micky Flanagan: Spiel

C31

Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

F32

Mike Wozniak: Clown Shoes

C17

Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen Dead Men Tell A Thousand Tales

F45

Miles Jupp: Telling It Like It Might Be

C27

Miss High Leg Kick’s Fashion Bus

F36

Miss Landmine

F30

Monsieur Montpellier: Entertainer Extraordinaire!

C38

Moonfish Rhumba Show, The

C42

Morecambe

F28

Mother

F38

Mother

F38

Mould & Arrowsmith’s Inventions

C15

Mr Scruff

F46

Muffia: Tight Women, The

C10

Murder Mystery Musical

F49

Musical & Theatre Masterclasses

F47

Musical & Theatre Masterclasses

F47

Must: The Inside Story

F51

My Darling Clemmie

F15

My GranDfather’s Great War

F17

My Life With The Dogs

F30

My Name Is Sue

F34

N Nathan Caton: Can’t Tell Me Nothin’

C35

Neil Delamere: Bookmarks

C32

New Art Club: The Visible Men

F36

C48

New Art Club: This Is Now

C8

P Paddy Lennox - Who Does He Think He Is?

C20

Pajama Men: The Last Stand To Reason

C24

Pappy’s Fun Club’s World Record Attempt: 200 Sketches In An Hour

C24

Party Patrick Monahan: Cowboys And Iranians Patrick Monahan’s Stories And FabLes For Kids That Like To Sit At Tables!

F21 C34 F41

Patti Plinko And Her Boy

F45

Paul Foot - By The Yard

C26

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

C13

Paul Zerdin: Sponge Fest

C23

Penny Dreadfuls Present... The Never Man, The

C30

People

C27

Perfect Pitch-In Concert

F48

Perfect Pitch-In Concert

F48

Pete Firman The Pete Firman Magic Show

C24

Pete Johansson: Naked Pictures Of My Life

C32

Peter Duncan’s Daft And Dangerous

F32

Petty Concerns Of Luke Wright, The

C17

Phil Kay - London Aye!

C20

Phil Kay - Oh Edinburgh

C46

Philberto: Philberto’s Animal

C35

Philip Escoffey: Six More Impossible Things Before Dinner

C20

Piff-Tacular

C18

Pigs

F25

Pippa Evans - Your Evening’s Entertainment

C19

Platform 88

F36

Play On Words

F18

Poets’ Corner

F19

Porn-The Musical

F49

Potted Pirates

F40

Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody By Dan And Jeff

F41

Power Plant – A Sound And Light Experience

F34

Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, The

F14

Princess Cabaret

C16

Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo

F20

Puppet Grinder Cabaret

C31

Puppetry OF The Penis – Economic Growth Tour

C25

Puppetry Of The Penis – Economic Growth Tour

C25

Purple Ronnie’s Stand-Up Poetry Club

C47

Pythonesque

F17

Q Quartett

F14

Quest

F47

R Rachel Rose Reid: And They Lived...

F35

Randy’s Postcards From Purgatory

C23

Rhod Gilbert & The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst

C32

Rhys Darby: It’s Rhys Darby Night

C38

Rich Hall

C41

Rich Hall’s Campfire Stories

C6

Richard Herring - Hitler Moustache

C32

Ringside

F36

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

F40

Rob Brown: What A Load Of Kabul!

C22

Rob Rouse: My Family… And The Dog That Scared Jesus

C33

Rocket Science

F49

Roger Mcgough - That Awkward Age

C14

Rogue Males

C9

Room On The Broom

F41

Rosa Waxes Lyrical

C36

Ross Lee: Not A Lot Of Sex Lies And Videotape

C21

Rudi Lickwood - Food For Thought

C29

Russell Kane: Human Dressage

C35

Russell Kane’s Fakespeare: The Tragickal Saveings Of King Nigel

C6

S Sam Simmons - Problems Sammy J In The Forest Of Dreams Sammy J In The Forest Of Dreams Sammy J: 1999 Sarah Millican - Typical Woman Scaramouche Jones School For Scandal, The Scotsman Fringe Awards, The Scott Agnew: Ha Ha Comedy’s Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2008 Scott Mills The Musical Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Goes To Hollywood, The Sean Hughes: What I Meant To Say Was... Seymour Mace And Peter Slater: Sundayland! Shadow Within, The Shane Langan: Not Also, But Only Shappi Khorsandi: The Distracted Activist Shirley & Shirley- “The Shirley & Shirley Show” Shoo Shoo Baby - The Entire History Of Cabaret Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Silent Disco Simon Brodkin: Still Not Himself Simon Donald And Maff Brown Six Ways Sketch Show 4 Kids: Because I Said So Snatch Paradise By Van Badham So You Think You’re Funny? Sociable Plover, The Sound & Fury’s Kursk Sound & Fury’s ‘Sherlock Holmes And The Saline Solution’ Sound Of My Voice, The Soweto Gospel Choir Spank Speak Of The Devil Special Reserve Comedy Benefit Stalag Happy Stand By Your Van Stand Up For Freedom State We’re In, The Stephen K Amos – The Feelgood Factor Steve Ullathorne Storeroom, The Street Jam Stroke Of Genius, A Stuck In A Rut Success Story

C27 C40 C40 C17 C25 F23 C10 F13 C26 F50 C40 C31 C16 F29 C5 C26 C14 F42 F50 F50 F45 C14 C15 F47 F41 F34 C42 F19 F51 C42 F25 F42 C48 C4 C18 F19 F32 C48 F14 C37 F50 F18 F37 F23 F20 F20

C5 C28

T Tale Of Lady Stardust, The

F26

Tales Of The Apocalypse

F38

Tao - Samurai Magical Drumming

F43

Tartan Ribbon Comedy BeneFit 2009

C27

Tea Dance

F38

Teak Show

C13

Terry Alderton

C36 C4

Thankless Child They Started Here

F47

Tiernan Douieb: 28 Years Later

C10

Tiffany Stevenson: Along Came A Spider

C16

Tiger Lillies, The

F44

Tim Key - The Slutcracker

C38 C7

Tim: Against All Odds Time Out Comedy Presents ... For One Night Only

C44

Tom Allen: Women!

C25

Tom Basden: Now That’s What I Call Music Based Comedy!

C18

Tom Craine - Comfort Blanket

C23

Tom Deacon - Indecisive

C29

Tom Tom Crew

F43

Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter To Richard Branson

C21

Tommy And The Weeks: Wonderbang

C14

Tomorrow’s Leaders

C16

Travels Of An Urban Hermit, The

F50

Two Episodes Of Mash

C16

Two Left Hands - Another Mouthful

C10

U Umbrella Birds: Sketches In A Shop Changing Room, The

C19

Underbelly’s Birthday Blowout

C46

Under Glass

F51

Under Glass

F51

Under Glass

F51 F13

Unknown Album

C28

Unsupervised Detention

V Virginia Monologues – Why It’s Great To Be Sixty, The

F15

W Warren & Hanbury

C45

We Made A Funny

C44

Where’s The Dj? Feat Beardy Man

F44

Wicker Man, The

F35

Wil Anderson - Wilosophy

C33

Wil Hodgson: Punk Folk Tales

C29

William Andrews: Nitwit

C21

Wind In The Willows, The

F40

With Sails And I - Hopkins And Glover

C24

With Sails And I - Hopkins And Glover

C24

With Sails And I - Hopkins And Glover

C24

Wittank

C15

Wolfboy

F48

Woody Sez

F23

Words Of Honour: The Mafia Exposed

F28

Words With A.L. Kennedy

F29

World’s Wife, The

F19

Woyzeck

F20

Y Year Of The Horse

F31

Your Number’s Up

F14

Z Zimbabwe Sculpture

F50

Summer I Did The Leaving, The

C5

Zoe Lyons: Miss Machismo

C31

Sunday Defensive: Friend And Foe, The

C11

Zoo Lodge

F19

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