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THE FRINGE THING ... Introduction Kath M Mainland Chief Executive Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Welcome to the 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme. The Fringe is the largest explosion of culture in the world, and within these pages you will find a feast of events in a programme brimming with energy and inspiration. A programme full of shows to delight, excite, captivate, challenge and entertain you—all taking place in the beautiful, historic, Festival City of Edinburgh. Scotland’s culture is part of what defines us as a nation, and this small

country has produced a breathtaking array of talent across all art forms. In this Year of Homecoming, we are delighted to announce ‘Made in Scotland’, a showcase of Scottish work, from 12 of our most exciting companies, supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

across the globe to take part in this astonishing adventure. There’s a staggering wealth for you to chose from: take some chances, relax with some old favourites, be enlivened, gain insight and laugh out loud. Most of all, immerse yourself in the most exhilarating, extraordinary show on Earth.

The Fringe Society doesn’t programme, or prescribe—what is about to unfold before you is the result of the talent, dedication, ambition and creativity of the Fringe participants who travel from all

Contents Guide to the Fringe

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Children’s Shows

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Comedy

The Festival Fringe Society Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and recognised as a charity. Its policy is determined by a board of directors elected at the AGM in August and is the continual improvement of the world’s largest arts festival, where any person can participate without constraints by the Fringe Society. The Festival Fringe Society Ltd accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the contents or details in this Programme.

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Dance & Physical Theatre

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Events

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Exhibitions

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Music

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Musicals & Opera

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Theatre

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Venue Guide

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Index

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Map

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It’s a PICK AND The Fringe Box Office is the only place to get tickets for every Fringe show. Booking opens 15 June. There are three easy ways to book your tickets:

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180 High Street

Book online 24 hours a day starting from mid-day 15 June.

15 Jun-18 Jul (Mon-Sat) 10am-6pm 20 Jul-2 Aug (Daily) 10am-6pm 3-31 Aug (Daily) 9am-9pm

15 Jun-18 Jul (Mon-Sat) 12pm-3pm 20 Jul-2 Aug (Daily) 10am-6pm 3-31 Aug (Daily) 10am-9pm

Booking advice

Customers with disabilities

A booking fee of 90p per ticket (up to a maximum of £5.40) applies to telephone and web bookings. No booking fee applies to tickets purchased in person from the Fringe Box Office. ———————————————————————— Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded except in the event of a show cancellation. ———————————————————————— Latecomers may not be admitted. ———————————————————————— If you have asked to collect your tickets, you must do so from the Fringe Box Office, 180 High Street during the opening hours listed, allowing plenty of time to get to your show. ———————————————————————— General concession prices are applicable to students, the unemployed, customers with disabilities (often with one helper), over-60s and children under the age of 16. Proof of status must be presented at the venue. ———————————————————————— For many performances, a 10% discount for groups of 10 persons or more is available. ———————————————————————— Details on accessibility at each venue are available in the Venue Guide on pages 242-265.

Reasonable adjustments will be made at venues to give the best possible access for customers with disabilities. However, given the temporary nature of some Fringe venues, facilities may vary. For further details on access or contact details for individual venues, please check the Venue Guide on pages 242-265. If you have special access requirements or need to book wheelchair spaces, please call 0131 226 0002. Signed, audio-described and captioned performances A number of Fringe shows provide these services. For a full list, call 0131 226 0026 or go to edfringe.com.

Visit us on the web If you’d like to avoid the queues at our Box Office, why not book your tickets via our secure website? You can also browse the site for critics’ and audience reviews, post comments on our message board, keep up to date with all the latest Fringe news and gossip, or buy a souvenir from our online shop.


CHOOSE thing Show Listings Listings in each section are alphabetised first by show title, then by performer/performing company name. The layout of listings has been standardised as follows:

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THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS Sky High Children's Theatre Company Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

When the case is too tough for even Sherlock Holmes to crack, who does he call? Come discover the story of the Victorian street urchins who helped history's greatest detective solve the mystery of a lifetime! Aug 9-15: 10:00 (55mins) £6.00 (£5.00) (£3.00 C) 3456

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The Fringe massive 2 for 1 ticket offer Be the first to catch the next big thing at Fringe 2009 by taking part in our opening weekend 2 for 1 ticket offer. 2 for 1 tickets are available for almost every performance on 9 and 10 August. Participating shows are listed in the Programme with a symbol. ————————————————

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You must book a minimum of two tickets. The offer only applies to full-price seats. Concession prices are not available on participating performances on these dates. List of participating shows correct at time of printing.

More information about all venues and the shows running at them can be found in the alphabetical Venue Guide on pages 242-265. 4 Dates and times

The 24-hour clock is used. Shows starting in the early hours, eg, 1:15am, are listed on the previous day’s date. Shows starting from 7am are shown on the current date. Approximate show duration is given in brackets. 5 Calendar

Dates in bold indicate that the show takes place on that date. The smaller dates are days when Fringe shows may take place, but that do not come within the core dates of the festival (7-31 August). Dates in red indicate a show is part of the Fringe 2 for 1 ticket offer on 9 and/or 10 August. 6 Price

For unreserved seats in nearly all cases. Concession prices, where available, are given in brackets and are offered to all of the following groups (with additional concessions to specific groups indicated where applicable): students (S); the unemployed (U); people with disabilities (D); over-60s (O); and children under 16 (C). Identification will be asked for. A further concession for families (F) may be offered on four tickets purchased at the same time, where a minimum of two tickets are for children. 7 Age suitability

For children’s shows, an indication of age suitability (recommended by the producing company and not the Fringe Office) is given in brackets. 8 Premieres

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Specifies whether a show is a world ( premiere. 9 The Friends of the Fringe ticket offer

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Listings with a symbol indicate that the show is participating in the special 2 for 1 ticket offer available to Friends of the Fringe. For information on how to become a Friend, see page 4. 10 The Fringe 2 for 1 offer

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It’s a SUPPORT thing Become a Friend of the Fringe

= 2 for 1 ticket offers on more than 800 Fringe shows = Priority Box Office during the Fringe = Dedicated booking line = Discount off Fringe Select tickets = Support the Fringe ... all for just £18!*

Make the most of your Fringe experience by taking advantage of exclusive Friends benefits. Sign up now and you’ll receive: • access to a Friends-only priority Box Office† and dedicated ticketbooking hotline. • exclusive 2 for 1 Fringe tickets for the duration of August.‡ • the annual Friends newsletter. Become a Friend by direct debit and you’ll get all this for just £15.00.

New for 2009 Brand new services this year make it even easier to become our Friend: • sign up online at edfringe.com. • look for the new symbol in the Fringe Programme listings to identify which shows are part of the Friends ticket offer. • book your Friends 2 for 1 tickets online at edfringe.com.

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Four easy ways to sign up Online Go to edfringe.com/friendsoffringe. In person Visit us at the Fringe Shop and Box Office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh. Email Write to us at friends@edfringe.com. Telephone Call the membership hotline on 0131 226 0036.

Become a Friend for just £15 when you sign up by direct debit Save £3.00 off the price of membership when you sign up to pay by direct debit. Just fill in the membership form, which can be downloaded from edfringe.com or picked up from the Fringe Shop and Box Office. You cannot pay by direct debit online or over the phone.

Terms and Conditions *

Receive a £3.00 discount when you purchase by direct debit. Priority Box Office is open 5-31 August, 10am to 6pm. ‡ 1. Available on selected shows. Booking must be made via the Fringe Box Office. Dependent on availability. Only applicable against full-price tickets. Maximum six tickets per show, per membership. 2. Membership runs from 1 January-31 December in the year of purchase, unless otherwise specified (covering one Festival Fringe). 3. Your membership card must be presented when purchasing tickets in person. If purchasing tickets over the telephone, your membership number will be requested. 4. Membership is non-refundable. †

The Festival Fringe Society reserves the right to make alterations to the Friends of the Fringe membership scheme and its benefits from time to time without prior notice.

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How your Friendship helps support the Fringe The Fringe Society has existed since 1959 and has been a registered charity since 1969. Our mission is to provide a variety of services for performers and audiences alike, while also managing free events on the Royal Mile. We here at the Fringe Society strive consistently to maintain our open-access policy, ensuring anyone can take part in the festival without being subject to artistic vetting or selection. This policy is key to the overall success of the Fringe and over our many years has meant that we can proudly present an annual programme featuring a wealth of new writing and the hottest new talent from all over the world. Every year, the Fringe generates £75 million for the Scottish economy, yet receives little in the way of public revenue funding. By joining as a Friend, you are helping us keep the cost of participation as low as possible, allowing us to create, maintain and develop facilities and services for the next generation.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to each of our Best Friends Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Alistair Adams, Roger Allen, Gordon Almond, Carole Anderson, John Angus, Geoffrey Arbuthnott, Graeme Baillie, G David Baldwin, Robert Ball, Ralph Bernard, Ann Caldwell, Chris Carter, Lesley Clemenson, Mark Cutherbert, Elissa Da Costa, Jonathan Davies, Gerald Della-Porta, Leeona Dorrian, Tony Evans, Simon Fanshawe, Julian Farrand, Amanda Forsyth, Michael Foy, Roddy Glen, Raymond & Anita Green, Alison Greer, Jenny Harper, Helen Heggie, Stewart Huntley, Scott Maurice Hurnauth, Teruhisa Irie, Barry Jacobs, John Kinloch, Geoffrey Littman, David Long, Alan MacFarlane, Angus Maclennan, Heather Marshall, Vincent Mason, Justine McCoy, Paul Meisak, Bernard Nelson, Derek Ormsby, Jerry Ozaniec, Michael Purcell, Vicky Raphael, Elizabeth Richards, Sir Thomas Risk, Val Robertson, Geraint Rogers, Joan Ross, JohnPaul Stephenson, Bridget M Stevens, Jan Stevenson, David and Alix Stevenson, Samantha Terry, Kevin Upton, Gabriel Vogt, Steven Wheeler, David Windsor, and Keith Young ———————————————————————— And thanks to all our Friends for their continued support

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Chair of the Fringe Board of Directors

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It’s a TAKE PART thing Want to perform at Fringe 2010? Anyone can perform at the Fringe. If you are interested in bringing a show to the Fringe in 2010, come and see us at Fringe Central (see the map on page 288). We can tell you everything you need to know about bringing a show to the world’s largest arts festival, such as finding a venue and getting into the Fringe Programme. You can also find information at edfringe.com or by calling 0131 226 0026.

The Edinburgh Festival The Fringe is just one of the events that Free Fringe talks makes up the citywide The Fringe hosts a number of free talks throughout August to offer you advice on how to put together a festival show, market it, take it on tour, and much, Edinburgh Festival each much more. Free talks take place at Fringe Central; tickets are available summer. Check out each via the Fringe Box Office. See the Events section of the Programme for full festival’s website for listings. individual details, or visit Sponsored by Fringe schools poster competition edinburghfestivals.co.uk. Edinburgh International Film Festival 17-28 June www.edfilmfest.org.uk Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 31 July-9 August www.edinburghjazzfestival.co.uk Edinbugh Art Festival 5 August-5 September www.edinburghartfestival.org Edinburgh Military Tattoo 7-29 August www.edintattoo.co.uk Edinburgh Mela Festival 7-9 August www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk Edinburgh International Book Festival 15-31 August www.edbookfest.co.uk Edinburgh International Festival 14 August-6 September www.eif.co.uk

Every year, thousands of school children across Scotland get creative for the Fringe in the hope of having their design picked to appear on the annual Fringe poster. Our winning entry for 2009 was designed by 14-year-old Mhairi Sedgwick from Peebles High School. To see this and a shortlist of the best of the year’s entries, head to the St James Shopping Centre, where posters will be exhibited from 27 July to 31 August. If you would like more information on taking part in the poster competition in the future, email adam@edfringe.com.

Fringe Framed

In association with

Get your photos published on edfringe.com and in Metro newspaper by taking part in our annual Fringe Framed competition. Send your best Fringe shots to framed@edfringe.com from 7 August onwards. For more information, visit edfringe.com/fringeframed.

Royal Bank on the Royal Mile

Sponsored by

Come and join us throughout August on the central section of the Royal Mile (around the Fringe Shop and Parliament Square) when the area is transformed into a huge street theatre featuring buskers, acrobats, fireeaters and a plethora of other entertainers. Also on hand are Fringe acts performing short extracts from their shows and handing out leaflets to help you decide what to go and see.

The Edinburgh Festivals’ Cavalcade Every year, this massive free event attracts over 150,000 spectators to watch the procession of Fringe performers, community groups, commercial floats, bands, motorbikes, and the entire cast of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The 2009 Cavalcade takes place on Sunday 9 August at 2pm in Holyrood Park, and will travel along the Queen’s Drive. There will be family entertainment in the park before and after the Cavalcade from 12pm until 4pm. For more information, please visit www.edinburghcavalcade.com.

Supporters Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

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How to choose a show Official Daily Guide to the Edinburgh Festival The Daily Guide is produced by the Fringe Office every day during the festival and contains hour-by-hour listings of every show across all of Edinburgh’s festivals. It is available free from the Fringe Box Office, as well as from various locations around Edinburgh and online at edfringe.com.

Reviews The Scotsman and Metro print reviews, news, interviews and more in a daily festival supplement. You’ll also find daily coverage in the Edinburgh Evening News, the Herald, the Guardian and the Times. Listings magazines, Sunday newspapers and specialist publications like the Stage also provide coverage of the Fringe. And check out edfringe.com for links to online reviews.

Word of mouth Great tips are everywhere during the Fringe: critics’ reviews, performers on the Royal Mile and even the person standing next to you in the box office queue. Posters, leaflets and flyers are everywhere to help you make up your mind. Please note that the Fringe Office works on behalf of all performers in the Programme, so our staff cannot recommend individual shows to you—not during office hours, anyway!

How it got started

Festival survival tips

The festival began in 1947 as a post-war initiative to reunite Europe through culture, with a number of distinguished musicians from the war-ravaged continent invited to perform in Edinburgh. Aware that there would be a good crowd and focused press interest, six Scottish and two English theatre companies decided to turn up uninvited and fend for themselves. The next year, a critic dubbed the gatecrashers’ enterprise ‘the fringe of the official festival drama’, and the name and spirit of the Fringe was born.

Be adventurous Don’t just stick to the familiar names and familiar venues. Part of the Fringe experience is going to see something bizarre or outrageous. You might get lucky and see the next big star of tomorrow, or you might end up sitting through an absolute turkey—either way, you’ll have a great story to tell when you get home!

For the first three decades of its life, the Fringe was a fairly intimate affair, dominated by drama and peopled largely by students and talent-spotting producers. The burgeoning of the Fringe began in earnest in the late 1970s, as other forms of entertainment established themselves—notably, new comedy. Nowadays, the Fringe is the place where artists of every stripe come to get discovered. The first Fringe Programme appeared in 1951, the bright idea of a local printer. In 1959, the Fringe Society was founded to provide marketing and coordination between events. No artistic control was imposed on those who wanted to produce a show, a defining element of the Fringe that continues to this day.

Don’t try and see too much Sometimes the best show is watching the world go by, and Edinburgh has plenty of non-festival attractions. For a breath of fresh air and a sense of perspective, climb up Arthur’s Seat and look down on the chaos below. Not everything costs money This programme is jam-packed with 2 for 1 ticket deals and free shows of all varieties. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a memorable Fringe experience. Accommodation During August, accommodation in Edinburgh is hard to find and can cost a lot if you don’t book early. Arrange your accommodation as far in advance as you can. Visit the accommodation section of edfringe.com for links to local agencies and message boards with flats and rooms available.

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ACRES OF CIRCUS SKILLS Albert & Friends Instant Circus Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Off Inverleith House Lawn, East Gate Inverleith Row/ West Gate, Arboretum Place • Grid Ref: A2

14 years of circus fun and games with surprise guests and inventive audience participation in the storytelling. Anything can happen and usually does! Fabulous family lunchtime entertainment in almost all weathers. Circus at its best! Aug 16-22: 13:00 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND The American High School Theatre Festival Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

Join Alice on her magical journey with her new friends White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and the Jabberwocky! A not-to-be-missed retelling of a classic. Performed by the McLean Highlanders of McLean,Virginia. Aug 10: 20:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 12: 10:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 13: 22:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 15: 16:15 (1hr) £5.00 3456

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND Dramawise C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

A well-loved family favourite. Join Alice on her musical adventure as she encounters the famous White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle and the Queen of Hearts. Don't be late for this very important date! www.skybluetheatre.com Aug 8-10,15: 17:00 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 11: 17:00 (50mins) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 12-14: 17:00 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) 3456

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Follow Alice on an adventure into the magical world beyond the mirror. Meet talking flowers, Kings, Queens, Humpty Dumpty,Tweedledum,Tweedledee and hear the story of the Jabberwock ... Spellbinding theatre for all the family. www.ctheatre.com Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 14:20 (45mins) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 14:20 (45mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:20 (45mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Suitable for ages 4+

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ANDY AND MIKE'S ... BIG BOX OF BANANAS M & A Productions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

A mysterious, magical box appears, but to open it, CBeebies presenter Andy Day and comedy partner Michael James must take the journey of their life! Come and find out what's inside! PreviewAug 7-8: 12:50 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 9-23: 12:50 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 34567

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ANNE EVANS AND DICK LEE PRESENT HAMISH'S HOMECOMING Anne Evans and Dick Lee Valvona & Crolla, 19 Elm Row • 0131 556 7800 • Grid Ref: B6

A musical journey round the world on a multitude of musical instruments including flutes, reeds and piano. 'Consummate musicians' (Herald). 'I didn't think music could be so much fun' (P4 pupil). Aug 13-14,18-19,29: 10:30 (50mins) £7.50 (£5.00) Aug 16,23: 11:00 (50mins) £7.50 (£5.00) Aug 26: 17:45 (50mins) £7.50 (£5.00) 34567

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ANTOINE AND THE PAPER AEROPLANE Blak Wulff Productions C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

A fantastic voyage from reality to illusion and wonderment. Blak Wulff's refreshing new look at a much-loved tale is told through puppetry, mime, music and movement. For children and adults of all ages.

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Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 10:30 (45mins) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 10:30 (45mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 10:30 (45mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Suitable for ages 5+

box office hotline 0845 260 1234 online booking www.CtheFestival.com

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BABY LOVES DISCO Baby Loves Disco Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, Slateford • 0131 443 0404 • Grid Ref: F1

The original and best afternoon party for children and parents, with real DJs spinning classic disco. Bubble machines, face painting, Gymboree chill out zone, healthy snacks and lots of dancing. Sunday afternoon is the new Saturday night! Aug 16,23: 14:00 (3hrs) £8.00 3456

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BAXTERBEAR'S TALES: STORYTELLING FOR ALL AGES! Baxterbear Ltd The Caledonian Hilton Hotel,West End • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E2

From Venice to India, fighter co-pilot to helper with the Flying Doctors. Come hear the adventures of this world-travelling storytelling Scottish bear (as told by his closest associates!). Aug 1-31: 14:00 (1hr) £5.00

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Monkey Productions The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Beauty is beautiful. She journeys to a heart of darkness. And she comes back. By any means necessary, Jack Crow re-invents stories and makes them live.This is a show for everyone. Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22: 11:05 (50mins) £5.00 34567

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THE BFG BG Touring Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Come whizzpopping with Sophie and join us for snozzcumber, frobscottle and belchy burps.This award-winning company tell the popular Roald Dahl stories through a swishwiffling mix of puppetry and physical theatre. Fringe sell-out 2006, 2007. Aug 10-14: 10:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£4.00) 3456

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THE BROTHERS LIONHEART Lionheart Productions Ltd/Pleasance Theatre Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

The young Lionheart brothers, Jonathan and Karl, lead the villagers of Nangiyala against the might of Tengil's army and the monster, Katla, in the UK premiere of this glorious tale, which has enchanted the world for decades. PreviewAug 7-8: 15:05 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:05 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 15:05 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Suitable for ages 7-13 34567

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BURGLAR BILL Pandora's Box Theatre Company

Fringe Poster Competition

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Who's that creeping down the street? Who's that climbing up the wall? Who's that? ... it's Burglar Bill! Learn that robbery is very bad and crime doesn't pay in this musical version of the much-loved Alan Ahlberg story. PreviewAug 5-8: 14:30 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 14:30 (50mins) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:30 (50mins) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F) Suitable for ages 3-8

See the shortlist of this year’s entries on display at St James Shopping (venue 26) www.stjamesshopping.com

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CAUTIONARY TALES Wells Cathedral Junior School Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Jess meets the tricky Todd McKnight; she begins a strange exciting journey into a fantasy world where cautionary tales, friendship and indigestion help her set the world to rights. Enjoy this incredible premiere from the Fringe's youngest cast. Aug 12-14: 13:50 (1hr 30mins) £7.00 (£5.00) 3456

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CHILDREN'S LATIN PERCUSSION WORKSHOP Latino-All Stars

DILLY DILLY Tabula Rasa Dance Company

El Barrio Nightclub, 119 Rose Street • 0131 220 6818 • Grid Ref: D4

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

A wonderful collaboration of children, music and rhythm! Kids will interact with one another and professional Latino musicians to make the amazing music of salsa.

'Rollickingly eccentric' (Herald). Colourful ideas and an extraordinary girl are growing in the garden. Seriously silly, poetic and slightly absurd dance theatre for smaller and taller folk four years and up. www.scottishtheatre.org/madeinscotland; www.dancebase.co.uk.

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CIRCUS FOR SUCCESS Albert & Friends Instant Circus

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Bonaly Outdoor Centre, 71 Bonaly Road • 0208 237 1170 • Grid Ref: F1

Master some great circus skills with London's leading youth circus training team. Static trapeze, walking globe, tightrope, unicycle, stilt-walking together with lots of fun and games on the ground! Refreshments and lunch are provided too! Aug 15-20,22: 10:30 (5hrs) £35.00 (£30.00) 3456

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COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS Neapolitan Theatre

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THE DINOSAUR SHOW Melissa Western With Tell Tales Entertainment (Australia) Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Visual and musical feast.Tappy the Pterosaur embarks on exciting adventures to find out who is stealing dinosaur eggs. Simple storyline, high energy, interactive singing and dancing. 'Cleverly presented, children enthralled, crowd involvement superb' SSSS (Adelaide Advertiser). 34567

Now in its fourth year, the 'Comedy Club 4 Kids' offers a real comedy club experience, direct from the West End, where the best comedians strut their stuff, but without the rude bits. 'Surprisingly funny' (Guardian). Suitable for ages 6+

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CRABBIT! - THE MUSICAL Halyon Productions The tale of Crabbit, the bullying crab, Michelle the Scallop and her friends Hermie the hermit crab and Starfish in a brand new musical adaptation for the stage, based on the 'Michelle' children's books by Julie Hegarty. PreviewAug 5-6: 12:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:15 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 12:15 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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DOCTOR AUSTIN & DOUG SAFETY'S TIME-TASTICAL TIME TALE Time-Tastical Productions Underbelly's Hullabaloo, George Square Gardens • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

A must-see for 'Doctor Who' fans, this side-splitting science show explodes time and time travel. Can they send the audience back in time? Have they already? Show made possible with a grant from the Scottish Government. PreviewAug 7: 14:50 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,11-13,17-20,24-27,31: 14:50 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:50 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) Suitable for ages 6+

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The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road • 0131 557 2827 • Grid Ref: E6

Aug 6-7,10,17,24,31: 18:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-9,11-14,18-21,25-28: 18:00 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 15-16,22-23,29-30: 18:00 (1hr) £8.00

PreviewAug 5: 10:30 (45mins) £3.00 Aug 6-10,12-16: 10:30 (45mins) £5.00

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DRAMA WORKSHOPS FOR 5-14S Spotlites Theatre Productions Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

Different each day, including 'Star Wars: Jedi Knight Academy', 'Doctor Who', 'High School Musical', 'Ben 10', 'Harry Potter', 'Mamma Mia', 'Hannah Montana', Dahl's adventures, 'Horrid Henry', pirates. CRB-checked staff. Drop and collect! 'Outstanding' (Stage). Information: www.spotlites.co.uk. Aug 5-31: 09:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 5-7: 16:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 17,19,21: 16:15 (1hr) £5.00

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DUDE! WHERE'S MY TEDDY BEAR? Jammy Doughnut Productions Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

The cult rock'n'roll musical for 2- to 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? PreviewAug 5-7: 10:30 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 8-14,18-21,24-28: 10:30 (45mins) £7.50 (£5.50) Aug 15-16,22-23,29-31: 10:30 (45mins) £8.00 (£6.00)

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ERNIE'S INCREDIBLE ILLUCINATIONS Simply Theatre C too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

Young Ernie has been worrying his mum and dad by his illucinations: soldiers invading his home, Auntie taking on a fairground boxer, Dad rescuing a famous mountaineer in trouble. Come and illucinate for yourself! Family Ayckbourn. www.simplytheatre.com Aug 6-7,11: 11:05 (35mins) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8,10,15: 11:05 (35mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14: 11:05 (35mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) 3456

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FAIRY LIQUID AND THE BURST BUBBLE ... AND OTHER SCIENCE SHOWS Science Shows For Schools The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Highly acclaimed touring company perform exciting and entertaining family science shows, including 'Bending it like Beckham', 'The Real Science of the Circus' and 'Fairy Liquid and the Burst Bubble'. Aug 7-31: 11:00 (50mins) £6.00

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THE GREATEST BUBBLE SHOW ON EARTH Amazing Bubble Man

Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden, Old Church Lane, Duddingston Village • 0131 556 9579 • Grid Ref: F6

C too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

'The Fairy Queen'. Can we save her? Yes we can! Help Princess Peacha and Tammy Troll combat the forces of evil in their fantastic adventure in the gardens overlooking the magical loch. Promenade production.

Breathtaking bubbles, people-inside-bubbles, square bubbles, amazing bubble colours, sculptural bubbles, special effect bubbles. A show for kids of all ages to thrill, laugh, love, and learn about the world of bubble-ology.

Aug 3-8,10-15: 11:00 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 Aug 9,16: 14:30 (1hr 15mins) £5.00

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FRINGE ON THE FRINGE The Centre, Livingston The Centre, Livingston, 87 Almondale South, Livingston • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: H2

Highlights of the Fringe performed at The Centre, Livingston. Featuring free shows for all the family. Listings and information at www.fringeonthefringe.com and www. shopthecentre.co.uk. Aug 14-23: 11:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 14-23: 15:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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FROG Theater Terra Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

A 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 his friends, Duck, Pig, Hare and Rat will calm his fears? A magical adventure! PreviewAug 5-7: 11:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17-18,24-27,31: 11:00 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 11:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00)

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GARDEN DETECTIVES National Museum of Scotland National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street • 0131 225 7534 • Grid Ref: E5

What lurks at the bottom of your garden? Delve into hedges, take a peek in our shed and unearth wonders from our flower beds - all without getting your hands dirty. Inspired by Charles Darwin on his 200th birthday. Jul 31-Sep 6: 10:00 (7hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

Suitable for ages 5-9

Aug 6-7,11,17,24-25: 12:00 (45mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 6-7,11,17,24-25: 13:00 (45mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 12:00 (45mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 13:00 (45mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 12:00 (45mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 13:00 (45mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Suitable for all ages

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HANSEL AND GRETEL The About Turn Theatre Company The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

When Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost in the forest, they soon discover that they are not alone ... Traditional storytelling, puppetry and live music combine to make this an enchanting treat for the whole family. www.aboutturn.co.uk PreviewAug 7-8: 10:30 (1hr) £6.00 (£3.50) Aug 10-15,17-22,24-29: 10:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£4.00) 34567

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HAPPY FOOD DIY PIZZA PARTY Zanzero Zanzero, 14/16 North West Circus Place • 0131 220 0333 • Grid Ref: C3

We all love pizza so what's better than learning how to make them? Bring your children to create their own pizza while having fun and then enjoy it. Refreshment and cone also included. Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27: 12:00 (1hr 30mins) £12.50 Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27: 16:00 (1hr 30mins) £12.50 34567

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THE GIGALEES CRAZY CIRCUS SHOW Gigalees Productions Australia Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Australia's top comedy show for kids! 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 all ages! PreviewAug 5-7: 11:00 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 11:00 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 11:00 (50mins) £7.00 (£6.00) 345 6 7

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GINGERBREAD Fat Toad Theatre Company C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

What happens after happily ever after? Everyone knows how delicious the Gingerbread house is, but nobody knows who lives there. Is she as wicked as everyone says - or just misunderstood? Some fairytales do not always end as expected. Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 10:45 (45mins) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 10:45 (45mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 10:45 (45mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Suitable for ages 3+

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GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE Blunderbus Theatre Company The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Gerald the giraffe was not a good dancer. Every year, he dreaded the great Jungle Dance. But one beautiful moonlit night, Gerald discovers that sometimes all we need is a different song to dance to! PreviewAug 7: 10:35 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,10-15,17-22,24-29: 10:35 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 9,23: 14:35 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) 34567

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HEROES Saltmine Theatre Company

JO JINGLES GOES TO THE SEASIDE! Jo Jingles

venue251, Charlotte Chapel • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Craiglockhart Parish Church, Craiglockhart Drive North • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: H2

Kapow! Kaboom! See giants slain, lions tamed and generations saved! Introducing David, Daniel and Esther, three heroes with a difference.What is their secret? And just who is the ultimate hero? Find out in this great adventure!

Following previous sell-out shows, Jo Jingles is back again! Come and join the fun with Big Jo and his friends as they row their boats and go fishing in the deep blue sea.

Aug 24-26: 19:15 (2hrs) £6.50 3456

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HONK! Pendulum Productions Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Quack! Ribbit! Cockledoodledoo! Pendulum presents this Olivier Award-winning musical from the writers of 'Mary Poppins'. Based on 'The Ugly Duckling', this enchanting tale is sure to delight, surprise and leave you feeling tickled! The family treat of 2009. PreviewAug 6: 12:00 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-11,13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 12:00 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 15-16: 16:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Suitable for ages 6-12 3456 7

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JUMPING MOUSE Unpacked Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Gorgonzola! Jump on the bus, meet a bullfrog blues band, a clapped-out bison, a forgetful wolf, and a most unusual mouse. A totally full-throttle adventure guaranteed to get you absolutely revved up. 'Extraordinarily imaginative' (Scotsman). www.unpacked.org PreviewAug 5-7: 11:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,31: 11:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 11:30 (1hr) £7.50 (£5.50)

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JUNGLE BOOK The American High School Theatre Festival

HOPE Saltmine Theatre Company

Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

venue251, Charlotte Chapel • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Joseph has the trendiest coat in town, loves life and has big dreams, but his life is about to go very wrong.This magical, musical, inspiring show is about never losing hope and seeing your dreams come true. Aug 10,12-13: 14:15 (1hr) £5.50 Aug 13: 11:15 (1hr) £5.50 3456

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A beautiful musical built around the traditional tale of Mowgli versus Shere Kahn. Along with your favourite characters like Baloo, Bagheera and the monkeys, this production is fun for all ages! Aug 10: 16:15 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 Aug 12,14: 18:15 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 Aug 13: 12:15 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 3456

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ICE CREAM MAN AND THE JELLY INCIDENT Jammy Doughnut Productions

THE LEGEND OF MAGNIFICENT MOON Toto Tales

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

War in the Foodiverse: can Ice Cream Man bring peas? Smash-hit 'Dude! Where's My Teddy Bear' creators serve up lashings of musical hilarity in this delicious tale of dietary balance, for ages 4-400.

Long ago, when all was night, Moon shone with colours shimmering bright. But then his jealous brother Sun, stole them all, yes every one. Help Moon find his colours then create your own kaleidoscopic world.

PreviewAug 5-7: 11:45 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 8-14,18-21,24-28: 11:45 (45mins) £7.50 (£5.50) Aug 15-16,22-23,29-31: 11:45 (45mins) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Scottish Storytelling Centre,The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street • 0131 556 9579 • Grid Ref: D6

Playful, engaging storytelling performance, a yarn within a yarn written by Allan Ahlberg. Antonio, a small, brave boy, is kidnapped by brigands and carried off to their secret cave in the Italian mountains. 3456

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Valvona & Crolla, 19 Elm Row • 0131 556 7800 • Grid Ref: B6 Aug 15,21-22: 10:30 (50mins) £7.50 (£5.00) Aug 16-20: 13:00 (50mins) £7.50 (£5.00) 34567

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Dilly Dilly ‘Rollickingly eccentric’ The Herald

Seriously silly, poetic and slightly absurd dance theatre for smaller and taller folk 4 years +

10.30 (11.15) 5-16 Aug (not 11) £5 Venue 22, Grassmarket www.scottishtheatre.org/madeinscotland

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LIGHTER THAN AIR Circo Ridiculoso and Pleasance

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT Wizard Presents Storytellers Danya Miller & Louise Coigley

Aug 7-14: 13:00 (50mins) £7.50 (£5.00)

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Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Enter the strange bizarre universe of a wild balloon tamer where surreal stupid things happen. Combining circus and comedy, clown Danny Schlesinger creates an utterly joyous experience loaded with surprises and laughs.Warning! Loud balloon pops! www.circoridiculoso.com PreviewAug 5-7: 11:30 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-27: 11:30 (50mins) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 11:30 (50mins) £9.00 (£7.50) 345 6 7

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THE LINE KINGS/ALL WHITE NOW! Line Kings Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Giggle-riddled, family-friendly, potty poems, crazy cartoons and silly stand-up blurring the line between real and really insane! PreviewAug 6-7: 12:05 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 12:05 (1hr) £7.50 (£5.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:05 (1hr) £8.50 (£6.50) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 12:05 (1hr) £6.50

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THE LION,THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE Wendybird Productions C too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy do battle with the cruel White Witch. Narnia brought thrillingly to life onstage in Wendybird's spectacular and lively musical adaptation of CS Lewis's spell-binding adventure. Aug 6-7,11,17-18: 15:10 (1hr 15mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22: 15:10 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21: 15:10 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) 3456 7

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LOST WORLD The Paper Cinema and Kieron Maguire Scottish Storytelling Centre,The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street • 0131 556 9579 • Grid Ref: D6

A film is created before your very eyes as The Paper Cinema retell Conan Doyle's ripping yarn. Lovingly crafted live animation and original music transports you through Amazon jungles in search of prehistoric life. 'Fragile and beautiful' SSSS (Guardian). Aug 12-17,19-24,26-31: 15:30 (45mins) £7.50 (£5.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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MAGIC PORRIDGE POT Spotlites Theatre Productions Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

Help Boy cook magic porridge! Splat porridge in a magic food fight! Jump in the huge sea of porridge! Professional interactive theatre: little 'uns come onstage throughout! 'Outstanding, highly original interactive theatre' (Stage on 'Treasure Island'). www.spotlites.co.uk Aug 8-10,18,20,22-23,25,27,29-31: 16:40 (45mins) £5.50 (£4.00) (£15.00 F) Suitable for ages 2-5 34567

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THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES Puppet State Theatre Company Scottish Storytelling Centre,The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street • 0131 556 9579 • Grid Ref: D6

'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit, the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and adults.Terrific' (Guardian).Total Theatre Awardwinning adaptation of Giono's masterpiece. Sell-out 2008. SSSSS (Scotsman). www.scottishtheatre.org/madeinscotland, www.puppetstate.com. Aug 18-31: 17:30 (55mins) £7.50 (£5.00) 34567

Suitable for ages 7+

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THE MILDLY TERRIBLE REVENGE OF THE SLIGHTLY EVIL BRAINWASHING PUPPETS - FREE PlopLump Productions/Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Beware! After years of being made to kiss each other and do stupid dances, these puppets want revenge.They decide to take control, but it soon goes wrong ... www.ploplump.co.uk Aug 8-16,22-23,29-30: 11:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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MISS GOOGIEPANTS AND CAT Little Shakespeare Theatre School Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 • Grid Ref: F6

Miss Googiepants is back with her cat, Shakespeare. Ready to rock and roll with funny poems, creepy stories and silly songs. Free and fun for the whole family. (Collection taken after show.) www.littleshakespearetheatreschool.co.uk, www.freefestival.co.uk. Preview Aug 6: 14:00 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-8,10-15,17-19: 14:00 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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A MOST CURIOUS QUEST Toto Tales The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Three princes must find the most wonderful thing, in order for one to be crowned the next king. An intriguing adventure with a surprising twist. Be captivated by this magical tale, bursting with audience participation. Preview Aug 7-8: 12:00 (40mins) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 10-15,17-22,24-29,31: 12:00 (40mins) £6.00 (£4.00) Suitable for ages 7+ 34567

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MY WORLD,YOUR WORLD Fischy Music venue251, Charlotte Chapel • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Come and join the Fischy team in an action-packed interactive concert where the audience are the stars! A unique chance for children to explore real-life issues through singing, feeling, thinking and having fun. Aug 17-18: 18:00 (1hr) £5.00 3456

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THE NIGHTINGALE Pericles Theatre Company The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road • 0131 557 2827 • Grid Ref: E6

A musical, laughter-filled show full of imagination and colourful delight, this adaptation of Andersen's fabulous magical tale touches on the triumph of forgiveness, imagination, simple truth and beauty over mechanical and political sophistication, hierarchy and consumerism. Aug 22-24,26-29: 12:40 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F) 3456

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ONCE UP A RHYME Z Theatre Company The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Hans and Gretta take you on a colourful journey through an enchanted forest that comes to life.Will the magical creatures help them find their way or will they be captured by the evil witch? Aug 8,10-15,17-20: 12:00 (50mins) £5.50 (£4.00) 34567

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ONCE UPON A TIME Sofa Productions Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Enter an enchanting world of fairies, trolls and talking animals as we return to the festival with four beautiful fairytales from around the world. Magic, mischief and delight to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Aug 24-31: 11:00 (1hr) £6.50 (£5.50) 34567

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C soco urban garden, Cowgate and Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals. A feast of hot picks including music, musicals and theatre. Fresh selection performed three times daily, under cover if wet. Free Fringe smorgasbord for all the family. www.CtheMaze.com Jul 31-Aug 31: 11:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Jul 31-Aug 31: 13:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Jul 31-Aug 31: 15:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

PATRICK MONAHAN'S STORIES AND FABLES FOR KIDS THAT LIKE TO SIT AT TABLES! Phil McIntyre Entertainment Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Stories told by 467-year-old storyteller from the Middle East who looks and sounds like comedian Patrick Monahan! For kids aged five to 105 years old. Aug 7-8: 13:30 (55mins) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-26: 13:30 (55mins) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 13:30 (55mins) £8.00 (£7.00)

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PETER AND THE WOLF Igor Outkine and Sarah Harrison The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road • 0131 557 2827 • Grid Ref: E6

Spellbinding, intimate performance of Prokofiev's tale by wonderful miniature orchestra Mazaika. Instruments and characters galore spring from Igor's accordion, alongside Sarah's storytelling, percussion and soaring violin. 'They were fantastic' (Independent). 'Whimsical humour, precision virtuosity' (Cornishman). www.mazaika-music.com. Aug 7-16: 12:50 (45mins) £6.00 (£5.00) 34567

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A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME! Act II Theatre Company Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

An interactive choose-your-own-adventure play where the audience decide what happens next! Swashbuckle your way through a whirlwind adventure: shivering your timbers, swabbing the deck and shouting yo-ho-ho! Aug 10-15,18-22: 09:55 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00)

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POTTED PIRATES Potted Productions - Festival Highlights

 

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Packing pirates from Long John Silver to Jack Sparrow into one madcap hour.With new shipmates for 2009! 'The schtick is practised, the jokes fast and furious. A great swashbuckling trip' - SSSS (Herald). 'Genuinely funny farce' - SSSSS (Scotsman). PreviewAug 5-7: 12:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 12:30 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:30 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00)

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POTTED POTTER:THE UNAUTHORISED HARRY EXPERIENCE - A PARODY BY DAN AND JEFF Potted Productions - Festival Highlights Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

All seven Potter books in 70 minutes! Fringe classic returns, with a new cast. 'Blissfully funny ... terrific family entertainment. A winner in every way' (Guardian). 'Delightfully delirious' (Telegraph). PreviewAug 6-7: 15:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-28: 15:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,29-31: 15:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00)

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Scottish Storytelling Centre,The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street • 0131 556 9579 • Grid Ref: D6

A brand new poetry, music and fairytale show with much-loved poet Carol Ann Duffy and spectacularly talented musician, John Sampson. Meet hilarious Queens, ancient rock'n'rollers, Mozart, Peggy Guggenheim and the Princess who was always cold. Aug 15-24: 13:00 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ5.00) 34567

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RAPUNZEL AND THE TOWER OF DOOM Theatre of Widdershins/Escalator East to Edinburgh Scottish Storytelling Centre,The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street • 0131 556 9579 • Grid Ref: D6

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Bad hair day? Pity Rapunzel: a mad witch climbing her locks every day. Ouch! Grimm tale returns to its dark roots. 'Very wonderful, beautiful puppets' - SSSSS (List). 'Fantastic' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sell-out 2007/2008. www.widdershins.co.uk Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-30: 11:00 (55mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ5.00) 34567

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RAPUNZELSTILTSKIN C theatre C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Rapunzel meets Rumpelstiltskin - watch two fair maids fight it out to win the heart of a Prince. Hans Christian Andersen's classics brought to life in this brand new adaptation from children's favourite C theatre. 'Thrilling, tautly-written' (TES). www.ctheatre.com Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 11:20 (45mins) ÂŁ6.50 (ÂŁ5.50) (ÂŁ4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 11:20 (45mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) (ÂŁ6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 11:20 (45mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) (ÂŁ5.50 C) Suitable for ages 4+

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REACT! IMPRO FOR KIDS C theatre C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Unique interactive theatre for children of all ages, performed by members of C's 'Shakespeare for Breakfast' company. Hold onto your seats as the story develops before your eyes. No two shows are ever the same! www.ctheatre.com Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 13:20 (45mins) ÂŁ6.50 (ÂŁ5.50) (ÂŁ4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 13:20 (45mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) (ÂŁ6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 13:20 (45mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) (ÂŁ5.50 C) Suitable for ages 4+

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ROALD DAHL'S REVOLTING RHYMES Clewis Productions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

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. PreviewAug 5-7: 12:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-27: 12:30 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-31: 12:30 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ6.00)

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ROALD DAHL'S REVOLTING RHYMES Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre

TALES FROM THE SHED Chickenshed

Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

A musical journey through Dahl's devilish ditties - including Goldilocks the grubby thief, Red Riding Hood the force-to-be-reckoned-with and Snow White the avid gambler! Fiendish fun for all the family!

Chickenshed has opened up the world of theatre to children everywhere.This addictively interactive workshop will have your kids singing, dancing, laughing and bugging you to buy the DVD.You have been warned. www.chickenshed.org.uk

Aug 18-22,25-31: 11:10 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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THREE POTTER PIGS Spotlites Theatre Productions

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

'How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind ... ' Julia Donaldson's classic book, brought to life by the company behind the popular 'Gruffalo' show. www.tallstories.org.uk PreviewAug 5-7: 14:30 (55mins) £6.50 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,24-27,31: 14:30 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:30 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.50) 345 6 7

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Pollution litters the galaxy! The crew of the Star Ship Thingy travel the universe, cleaning up the mess left by Morgoon, the evil genius from the planet Morg. Enjoy the songs, slapstick and crazy aliens! Suitable for ages 4-10

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Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

From the people who brought you the 'Comedy Club 4 Kids', another self-explanatory title. A properly funny sketch show for children over six that the whole family can enjoy together. Donkey! PreviewAug 6-7: 13:40 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 13:40 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 13:40 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 11,17-18: 13:40 (1hr) £6.50

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Kidnapped by a toad, snatched by a maybug, married to a mole ... Life's quite an adventure when you're only the size of a thumb. A swallow tells this magical tale through puppetry, dance and song. www.thumbelinathemusical.com Aug 10-15: 11:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson, 80 High Street • 0845 508 8316 • Grid Ref: E5

It's a magical, interactive show by an Italian theatre company, in English.Two comic book characters: one good, one evil, but who? Help Gusoberta decide.What a day! Kids, pick up a gift! PreviewAug 7-8: 10:30 (55mins) £4.50 Aug 10-15,17-22,24-29: 10:30 (55mins) £6.00 (£5.00) 34567

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C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

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Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

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TIXI & MOXO: A COLOURFUL ADVENTURE Compagnia Teatro Instabile

TREASURE ISLAND Hartshorn-Hook Productions

Defeat the evil Cyberwitch with real sonic screwdrivers! Disable the Exterminators with the Doctor! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! 'The most original children's show I have seen for years' (Stage). www.spotlites.co.uk

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SLEEPING BEAUTY AND THE TIME LORDS Spotlites Theatre Productions

Aug 5-31: 13:30 (1hr 45mins) £5.50 (£4.00) (£15.00 F)

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SKETCH SHOW 4 KIDS: BECAUSE I SAID SO Neapolitan Theatre

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Build magic houses with trainee wizard piglets Hammy, Hamione and Rasher! Battle Lord Mouldipork with real wands! Protect House Goblin from the Animagi! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! 'Inspired and witty ... masterly' (Stage). www.spotlites.co.uk

THUMBELINA (A SWALLOW'S TALE) All Aboard Productions

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

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THE RUBBISH SHOW Incognito Theatre Company

Aug 9-15: 12:05 (40mins) £6.00 (£3.00)

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Join Jack Benbow, Doctor Livsey, Squire Trelawney and their mysterious cook in the hunt for Skeleton Island and Captain Flint's treasure! Jack's dreams become reality in this fast-paced swashbuckling adventure. Suitable for land-lubbers young and old. Aug 7,11,17-18,24-25: 12:20 (40mins) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 12:20 (40mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 12:20 (40mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Suitable for ages 4+

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS Burklyn Youth Ballet

TREASURE ISLAND Nonsenseroom Productions

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

The Scottish Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery • 0131 663 7519 • Grid Ref: H6

'Very talented young company' (Evening News) returns for 15th year of fun, energetic dancing, and dazzling costumes. 'Professional ballet company in microcosm' (Scotsman). 'Magic, mesmerising, memorable, a family show not to be missed' (EdinburghGuide.com). Aug 16-22: 11:15 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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Meet the original 'Pirates of the Caribbean' in this family swashbuckling adventure. Join your puppet guide Jim Hawkins, and friends, aboard the good ship Hispaniola as they battle Long John Silver and his pirate crew. Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-29: 16:30 (50mins) £6.00 (£4.00) (£17.50 F) 3456 7

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STORYTELLING ART TOURS Edinburgh Art Festival

TWINE Tortoise in a Nutshell

Edinburgh Art Festival Reading Room, Stills Gallery, 23 Cockburn Street • 07500 461332 • Grid Ref: D5

Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

Edinburgh Art Festival takes families on an exciting storytelling journey. Exploring visual art exhibitions, this tour engages young children in an artistic adventure around Edinburgh! Places are free but limited and must be booked in advance. www.edinburghartfestival.com

Stories are brewing, adventures served and the tales taste delicious. But one mistake and everything begins to unravel. Puppetry and live action mix to weave the enthralling story of one rope boy's journey to find his place. www.tortoiseinanutshell.com

Aug 10,12,18: 11:00 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed) Aug 15-16,23,30: 14:00 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed)

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THE TWITS Simply Theatre

WIND IN THE WILLOWS King's Performing Arts

C too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row • 07816 671450 • Grid Ref: B3

Join the Roly Poly Bird and the Mugglewumps, and help them to escape from the cruel antics of Mr and Mrs Twit by plotting their revenge! A storytelling feast for all the family. Classic Roald Dahl. www.simplytheatre.com Aug 6-7,11: 10:00 (55mins) ÂŁ6.50 (ÂŁ5.50) (ÂŁ4.50 C) Aug 8,10,15: 10:00 (55mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) (ÂŁ6.50 C) Aug 12-14: 10:00 (55mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) (ÂŁ5.50 C) 3456

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VISUALISE: RELOADED Science Made Simple

Aug 10-11,13: 11:00 (1hr 20mins) ÂŁ5.00 3456

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WOLVES Running Torch Theatre Company The Space@Venue 45, 39 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D5

Venue 13, Lochend Close, Canongate • 07074 201313 • Grid Ref: D6

Last year's hit show returns for one week only. Live science and mischievous physical theatre, all without words! 'This defies anyone, no matter what their age, not to stare in wonder' (Scotsman). SSSSS (Herald). Aug 21-22: 10:15 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ5.00) Aug 23-30: 13:15 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ5.00) 34567

Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of (mis)adventure on the river is retold in a musical for all the family. Performed by an all-child cast from Madrid's King's Performing Arts.

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A journey deep into the darkest forest where the biggest beast of all waits. Suitable for children of all ages, featuring songs and music from 2007 to the distant past; magical, furry, physical storytelling. Some fairy stories never end ... PreviewAug 8: 10:35 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 (ÂŁ4.00) Aug 11,13,15,18,20,22: 10:35 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 (ÂŁ5.00) 3456

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YOU ARE SPECIAL Freedom Theatre UK

WHEN WENDELL WAS A WASP Unfinished Theatre The Space on the Mile @ Jury's Inn (V260), 43 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D6

Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

Colourful story of a stand-up comedian bear, a boy who wishes he were a whale, and a wasp who wants more than anything to talk. Featuring puppetry, allegory and songs composed on the ukulele.

A heartwarming tale from children's author Max Lucado. Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is.This affirming message is for children everywhere in discovering their own worth and value in the world today.

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YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN The American High School Theatre Festival

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Cambridge University ADC Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Join Moley, Ratty, Badger and Toad in this comedic adaptation of a classic: jam-packed with wit, high-energy silliness and big belly laughs for all ages. www.windinthewillowstheplay.co.uk PreviewAug 5-6: 12:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ6.00) Aug 10-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 12:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.00) Suitable for ages 3+

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Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

Based on the popular American comic strips by Charles M Schulz, this show brings to life favourite 'Peanuts' characters, including Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy. Performed by Anaheim, California's award-winning Tri-School Theatre. Aug 21: 12:15 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 22: 14:15 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 23: 20:15 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 25: 18:15 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ5.00 3456

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AAAAAAAAAARRGHHH! - IT'S BOLLOCK RELIEF! THE MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD SHOW Malcolm Hardee Award Show Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

90-minute charity extravaganza celebrating late, legendary, anarchic godfather of alternative comedy. Big comedy names. Nudity. Swearing. Prestigious annual Malcolm Hardee Award for most original Fringe comic. Latest: www.malcolmhardee.co.uk/award.

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AAA STAND-UP AAA Stand-Up Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Total sell-out 2005-2008, returns with a brand new line-up. Paul F Taylor: 'Nicely offbeat lines' (Chortle.co.uk), Chris Martin: 'Well structured, funny and original' (Chortle.co.uk), Bryan Lacey: 'Lacey is top notch' (ThreeWeeks). Book early! PreviewAug 5-7: 19:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-27,31: 19:15 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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ABACUS DANGER AND THE PITS OF PANIC Champo Productions Featuring Lousy, Lewis and Double M The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson St • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Stand-up comedians doing panto? Oh no, they can't! Oh, yes, they can! Abacus battles through his book's borrowed characters. Occasional swearing, booing and human flight. Featuring the 'excellent' Steven Davidson (Edinburgh Evening News).

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THE ABI ROBERTS EXPERIENCE Abi Roberts Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

The human jukebox is back. Put a nickel in for amazing vocal impressions and musical take-offs. Guests include: Duffy, Aretha Franklin and Dizzee Rascal.This sassy stand-up with killer vocals is unmissable. 'The consummate entertainer' (Chortle.co.uk). PreviewAug 6-7: 22:45 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:45 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,18,24-25: 22:45 (1hr) £6.50

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ABOUT COMEDY: STAND-UP COMEDY COURSES Laughing Horse Comedy Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

Learn stand-up comedy on two-day intensive courses: our tutors are comedians and writers. Includes a guaranteed spot in a Fringe show. Further information and other courses are available on: www.aboutcomedy.co.uk, info@aboutcomedy.co.uk.

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ABOUT THE SCOTS Bruce Fummey Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

Following sell-out runs and five-star shows with historical shows about Tam O'Shanter, the Jacobites and Robert the Bruce, the award-winning Afro Celtic comic returns to talk about Kenneth McAlpine, Alex Salmond and everything between. PreviewAug 5: 20:00 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) Aug 6-7: 20:00 (1hr) £3.00 Aug 9-16,18-23,25-30: 20:00 (1hr) £7.00 345 6 7

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ABRACADABRA - GERMAN HUMOUR GOES GLOBAL IMWP, Wehn & Kuhnle Underbelly's Hullabaloo, George Square Gardens • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Herr Wehn's and Herr Kuhnle's latest crafty masterplan to put Teutonic jolliness where it belongs - on top of the world. Failure is not an option. 'Brilliant' (Stage). 'Laughed so much I gave myself earache' (Scotsman). PreviewAug 7: 18:50 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,11-13,19-20,25-27: 18:50 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:50 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,24,31: 18:50 (1hr) £6.50

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ABRIDGED FRINGE Martin Croser/PBH's Free Fringe Dragonfly, 52 West Port • Grid Ref: F4

Variety lives! Fun-sized chunks of the best shows on the Fringe! Stand-up, sketches, poetry, music and other stuff. A whole festival in (about) 40 minutes, daily line-ups available at myspace.com/abridgedfringe or from disenfranchised flyer persons.

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THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Fit o' the Giggles/PBH's Free Fringe The White Horse, 266 Cannongate • Grid Ref: D6

Back for a second fantastic year, an all new line-up of the hottest new comics in Scotland to make you laugh for free! Catch them while they're new, fresh, and still shaggable. www.fitothegiggles.com Aug 8-29: 23:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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ACASTER, HELM AND WIDDICOMBE - LIVE AT THE VOODOO BAR PBH Free Fringe Voodoo Bar, 8 Torphichen Place • Grid Ref: E1

Fantastic stand-up from James Acaster - 'Joyful enthusiasm' (Latest 7); Nick Helm - 'Lively, funny, imaginative' (ThreeWeeks); and Josh Widdicombe - 'So You Think You're Funny?' 2008 finalist. Highly recommended.

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THE ACCIDENTAL DOG DETECTIVE - FREE Curl & The Burners/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

When a sassy poodle walks into his office, it's trouble. Join Harry as he uncovers one dog's secret in a tale full of thrills, suspense and general stupidity in this film noir shadow puppet show.

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ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN BIRDS Persuasion Skills in Association With Amused Moose Comedy Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Can a corporate communications trainer become an Edinburgh festival comic in just 11 months - all to win a £1 bet? Join Marc Hogan somewhere on the learning curve to comedy greatness. (May contain birds.) www.myfunnybusiness.com. PreviewAug 7-8: 19:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23,25-27,30-31: 19:15 (1hr) £6.50 (£5.00) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 19:15 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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ADAM AND EVE'S DIARY 'You Are a Very Special Person' Production Centotre, 103 George Street • 0131 225 1550 • Grid Ref: D3

What if Adam and Eve kept a diary of the early days in the Garden of Eden. A romantic comedy act about the very first couple of all. Based on a story by Mark Twain. Aug 13-15: 22:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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ADAM HILLS: INFLATABLE Off the Kerb Productions Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Australia's triple Perrier nominee returns with a brand new hour of world class stand-up comedy. Uplifting. Joyous. Inflatable. Sundays with BSL interpreter. 'If you're not cheered up by this, you have no soul' (List). www.offthekerb.co.uk PreviewAug 6-7: 20:50 (1hr 10mins) £11.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-26,31: 20:50 (1hr 10mins) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 14-16,21-23: 20:50 (1hr 10mins) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 27-30: 20:50 (1hr 10mins) £16.00 (£15.00)

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Adam and Jason are back! Three shows only! 'The Irishman and the Aussie put on a great show ... there is no guaranteeing what you will get - but you will cry with laughter' (Edinburgh Evening News). Aug 13-16: 00:00 (1hr 20mins) £14.50 3456

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ADAMS & REA: BLISSFULLY UNAWARE Adams & Rea Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Adams & Rea are back. Join them on the freaky towpath of life. 'Probably the funniest female musical duo since French and Saunders, if French and Saunders played instruments and sang really well' (Time Out). Preview Aug 5-7: 19:30 (55mins) £6.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27: 19:30 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:30 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.00)

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ADVENTURE INCORPORATED - FREE Adventure Incorporated/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Free lunchtime comedy. A crack team of Fringe regulars invite you to join them on a never-to-be-repeated, fully improvised adventure shaped by your suggestions. Memorable characters, fantastic stories, guaranteed laughs. Suitable for families. www.adventureinc.co.uk Aug 7-30: 12:20 (40mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE:WESTERNERS CALM DOWN! Daliso Chaponda The Lot, 4 Grassmarket • 0131 225 9922 • Grid Ref: E4

A financial crisis, terrorism, obesity. Stop panicking. Daliso aims to calm Westerners down.This is not a crisis, ask Zimbabwe! A new show from the writer of 'Don't Let Them Deport Me'. Aug 7-31: 19:00 (1hr) £5.00

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AFTER HOURS Pleasance and Amused Moose Comedy Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Legendary, unmissable 'After Hours' showcases this year's biggest stand-ups in a comedy club setting - some so hot we may not be allowed to announce them beforehand. 'The best late night show on the Fringe - brilliant!' (Jason Byrne). Preview Aug 7-8: 00:40 (2hrs 10mins) £7.00 Aug 13,20,27: 00:40 (2hrs 10mins) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 00:40 (2hrs 10mins) £11.50 (£10.00) 34567

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AFTERNOON DELIGHT The Bodega Brothers/Festival Highlights Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The Bodega Brothers, co-creators of 2008's hit show 'Barbershopera!' bring you a set of hot, fresh tunes and fearless social commentary, including 'MC Stands for Middle Class' and 'The Dinosaurs Were Gay'. Multi-instrumental, soaring harmonies, ridiculous rhymes. Preview Aug 5-7: 15:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-20,25-27: 15:15 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-31: 15:15 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00)

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AFTERNOON TEA Gemma Leader and David Kelly/PBH's Free Fringe The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

Tea, cakes and stand-up comedy. Great British traditions that have never been mixed - until now! And we'll give it to you free, because we love you.We really do ... 'Calm, collected and funny' (ThreeWeeks). Aug 8-16,18-28: 15:40 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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AFTER THE BOMB Cicero Productions Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

  

A Soviet secret ... A ticking bomb ... A train! Join Dr. Robert November - philologist, appliance-lover, self-proclaimed inventor of wool - on a 1950s comic odyssey. Hold onto your hats, ladies - once you go November, you never remember! PreviewAug 7-8: 14:10 (1hr) ÂŁ5.50 Aug 9-13,16-18,20,23-25,27,30-31: 14:10 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.50) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 14:10 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ6.50)

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AIDAN BISHOP - NO SISSY STUFF Paramount International and Edcom Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Come join Aidan as he brings masculinity back to comedy. One thing he will not be doing is talking about his feelings. 'Aidan does what he's paid to do: get the audience laughing' (Chortle.co.uk). PreviewAug 5-8: 22:45 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:45 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 11-13,18-20,24-27: 22:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50)

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AL AND NED'S BALDING FRINGE - FREE Al and Ned/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

Welsh comedians Al and Ned were friends since birth.Their variety show features sketches, songs and banter. During the show, cracks emerge in their 'perfect' partnership, which collapses into a chaotic and destructive inevitability. Aug 16-22: 21:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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ALEX AND HELEN'S RADIO NOWHERE The Young Marriage Club Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Alex and Helen have ideas above their (radio) station.They make a show only ten people hear.That's only nineteen ears mind; Malcolm's missing one. Alex Nash and Helen Cripps present a comedy about communication. PreviewAug 6-7: 15:00 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50 (ÂŁ5.50) Aug 8-17,19-30: 15:00 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50)

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Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Hit show: Edinburgh Fringe 2008 and Melbourne Comedy Festival. SSSSS Winner - ThreeWeeks Editors' Award - Top 10 Fringe Experiences. Facts, fables, funnies and other f-words. 'A Stephen Fry of filth' (Evening Standard). www.alexisdubus.com PreviewAug 6-7: 18:20 (1hr) ÂŁ2.50 Aug 8-18,20-30: 18:20 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

ALEX MAPLE'S PRESS RELEASE Good Sense of Humour Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

For immediate distribution: Alex shows how the PR industry attempts to manipulate the public.You want to see this show.You want to see this show.You want to. 'Raw talent ... punchy gags' (List). www.alexmaple.com PreviewAug 6-7: 18:25 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 18:25 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:25 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 11,17,24-25: 18:25 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50

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ALI MCGREGOR'S LATE-NITE VARIETY-NITE NIGHT Ali McGregor Assembly @ George St, Assembly Rooms, 54 George St • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Let Ali McGregor ('La Clique' and 'Opera Burlesque') with Saxon McAllister guide you through the festival's finest stand-up comedians, burlesque dancers, sideshow acts, and musicians. 'Partial nudity, offensive tricks and gorgeous song' (Melbourne Age). PreviewAug 6-7: 22:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-9,11-13,18-20,24-26: 22:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ10.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 22:30 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ12.50 (ÂŁ10.50) 3456 7

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ALUN COCHRANE ... IS A DAYDREAMER (AT NIGHT) Alun Cochrane/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Brand new show from one of the world's top comics. SSSS (Chortle.co.uk; ThreeWeeks; Metro). On why we like wallowing in misery. But called 'Happiness', so no one needs to get their ankles broken by Kathy Bates. www.alistairbarrie.com

Observational comedy, droll storytelling and fantasy all collide to create very funny sort-of jokes from the undisputed king of 'Cochranian' humour: Alun Cochrane. ' ... just really, really funny' - SSSSS (Mirror.co.uk).

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ALISTAIR MCGOWAN AND CHARLOTTE PAGE: COCKTAILS WITH COWARD Off the Kerb Productions McGowan ('The Big Impression') and multi-talented Page perform a selection of Noël Coward's masterful songs and poems.Witty, classy and romantic - a perfect feel-good show for the cocktail hour. www.offthekerb.co.uk

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AMAZING ADVENTURE STORIES OF TODD WOMACK - FREE Todd Womack/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

ALISTAIR MCGOWAN:THE ONE AND MANY Off the Kerb Productions Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

Britain's best impressionist ('The Big Impression') returns to Edinburgh for the first time in 10 years. No wigs, no make-up, but more voices than any other show - including, most importantly, his own! www.offthekerb.co.uk PreviewAug 6-7: 19:20 (1hr) £11.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-26,31: 19:20 (1hr) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 14-16,21-23: 19:20 (1hr) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 27-30: 19:20 (1hr) £16.00 (£15.00)

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Comedian Todd Womack (ABC, Comedy Central) weaves together wild characters and romping tales from adventures as a comic, travel guide, and teacher. 'Todd steamrollers the audience into peals of laughter' - SSSSS (Freshair.org.uk). www.toddwomack.com/stories Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: 20:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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AN AMERICAN REDWOLF IN LONDON Laughing Horse Comedy Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Jacqui Pointon interviews Chuquai Billy - Native American comedian in the UK. An opportunity to hear about reservation life, culture, stereotypes,Vietnam, the BIA, the FBIs, Guardian Angels. 'Insightful and funny' (Groggy Squirrel).

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS Ivory Toast Productions

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The Space on the Mile @ Jury's Inn (V260), 43 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D6

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AMSTERDAM UNDERGROUND COMEDY COLLECTIVE Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

The Dutch are back! From the people who brought you tulips, euthanasia, wooden shoes, legal prostitution, Dennis Bergkamp, XTC, Geert Wilders,Vincent van Gogh, 'Big Brother', gay marriage and easy abortion.

ALL THAT GOMEZ Comedy on the Square Presents Marga Gomez Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Robin Williams calls Marga Gomez 'a lesbian Lenny Bruce.' Her spicy comedy and quirky tales will put the tart in your tartan and a tilt in your kilt. 'Gomez beguiles' (Time Out, NY). PreviewAug 7-8: 21:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-31: 21:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

AMATEUR TRANSPLANTS: IN THEATRE Amateur Transplants Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street • 0131 225 6313 • Grid Ref: F5

Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

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ALMOST ACCIDENTALLY PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Like free, fast-paced comedy? Then you'll love approximately half this show. But if you're not keen on racism or live sex, perhaps leave during the interval. (No interval.) 'Full of good jokes, well delivered' - SSSS (FringeReview.com). Aug 8-11,13-18,20-25,27-29: 16:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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Grab your hot tickets for talent-spotting the next Rhod, Jimmy, Sarah, Jack and Simon, from amongst this year's stellar crop, plus a past Hot Starlet who is now rather famous. www.amusedmoose.com/shows Aug 15-16: 13:30 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) 3456

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Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD Avalon Promotions

Aug 21-22: 15:00 (1hr 20mins) £6.50 (£5.00)

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

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All hail to the ale! A lunchtime lock-in with The Guv'nor as he returns to his spiritual home, performing material from his Perrier nominated and winning shows from 1996-99. All for a fiver.

Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

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AMUSED MOOSE LAUGH-OFF FINAL A M Entertainments, in Association With 4DVD The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road • 0131 557 2827 • Grid Ref: E6

Vote for hot, breakthrough stars-of-tomorrow battling brilliantly for fame, fortune and shiny Moose trophies. Stephen K Amos skilfully comperes award-winning Amused Moose Comedy's prestigious talent search final, in association with 4DVD. www.amusedmoose.com/shows Aug 23: 14:35 (2hrs 55mins) ÂŁ9.50 3456

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AND BOSNICH IS OFF HIS LINE ... Cambridge Footlights/PBH's Free Fringe Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

In addition to their usual tour show, the Cambridge Footlights and friends - in proud association with the Free Fringe - present 'Bosnich'.Watch the Steve Punts of tomorrow do stand-up and games and that.

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ANDREW LAWRENCE - SOUL-CRUSHING VICISSITUDES OF FORTUNE! Chambers Management Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

The double if.comedy Award nominee returns with a show about luck and how it can shape our lives. 'He's the funniest thing this critic has yet seen, no contest' (Telegraph). PreviewAug 5-7: 21:35 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-13,17-18,20,24-27: 21:35 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:35 (1hr) ÂŁ11.50 (ÂŁ10.00)

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Brand new comedy from if.comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell. Sell-out 20052008. 'A comedy masterclass' (Evening Standard). 'Radiates charisma' (Independent). 'Copper bottomed guarantee of a solid hour's laughter' (Scotland on Sunday). Book early!

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PreviewAug 5-7: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ14.00 (ÂŁ12.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ13.50)

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ANDREW O'NEILL: OCCULT COMEDIAN Good Sense of Humour Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Andrew O'Neill's getting pretty good at this comedy lark. Last year's show got him nominated for awards and stuff.This one's better. 'Probably the best actual jokes I've seen on the Fringe this year' (Guardian). www.andrewoneill.co.uk

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ANDREW O'NEILL'S HOUR-LONG CHARACTERBASED COMEDY SHOW Good Sense of Humour/PBH's Free Fringe Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

Meet Thoth Al-Ak Fbf the rubbish occultist, Lethanial Matterhorn who speaks only the truth and over-confident superhero Captain Lasers. 'A bit odd but very funny' (Steve Coogan). Free. www.andrewoneill.co.uk

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ANDREW STANLEY - ON SALE NOW Lisa Richards, Edcom and Universal Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Earlier this year, Andrew tried to buy a laptop on eBay, and it turned out to be surprisingly difficult. Join him as he takes you through the funniest uses and abuses of the world's largest internet auction site.

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5-31 AUGUST • PLEASANCE

0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk 0131 226 0000 www.edfringe.com

PreviewAug 5-7: 21:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27: 21:30 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:30 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50)

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ANDREW STANLEY'S COMEDY MISH MASH Lisa Richards and EdCom Present Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Like biscuits? Like people who like biscuits? Like people who like talking to people who like biscuits? Then come to the 'Mish Mash' for songs, improv, sketches, comedy and, of course, free biscuits. PreviewAug 5-8: 23:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-10,12-13,18-20,25-27: 23:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) 345 6 7

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ANDY HAMILTON'S 'HAT OF DOOM' Lakin McCarthy Entertainment The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

One of Britain's best-loved comedy performers and writers serves up a show brimming with jokes, stories, gossip and cash prizes. His TV and radio hits include 'Outnumbered', 'Drop the Dead Donkey', 'Old Harry's Game'.

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ANGUS & DUNCAN'S TEATIME TREAT - FREE Angus Lindsay and Duncan Bolt/PBH's Free Fringe Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

Free comedy. Angus Lindsay ('Delightfully shambolic and playful' [Stage]) and Duncan Bolt ('Hilariously geeky, refreshingly original' [Tony Allen]) serve up a deliciously refined blend of scintillating stand-up, special guests and free biscuits.

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ANIL DESAI - STAND-UP CHAMELEON Chameleon Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

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The comedy actor impressionist invites you on an entertainingly unpredictable journey in this fast-paced improv show where he single-handedly takes on the challenge to impersonate 52 famous faces in 52 mind-blowing minutes! PreviewAug 5-6: 20:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:45 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-13,18-20,24-27: 20:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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ANIMALS OF BUTTER BRIDGE Animals of Butter Bridge C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Midsummer's Eve in a tangled wood. A spreading disease, love misunderstood. Death and new dawn in England's old green. Peculiar folk jokes for all but pre-teens. 'Delightfully dark and different comedy' (FringeReview.co.uk). www.theanimalsofbutterbridge.com Aug 16,21-23,28-31: 18:50 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 17-18,24-25: 18:50 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 19-20,26-27: 18:50 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) 34567

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ANNA & KATY Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

British Comedy Award nominee 2008 Anna Crilly ('Lead Balloon') and Katy Wix ('Not Going Out') present a show so funny you'll think they're men. 'The most cunning, exciting and brilliantly original example of a sketch show' (List). PreviewAug 5-8: 18:40 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 18:40 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:40 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00)

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ANOTHER HEARTBREAKING BUT ULTIMATELY LIFEAFFIRMING SHOW ABOUT DEATH Sanderson Jones The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Sanderson Jones, almost an orphan, already a stand-up comedian, invites you to the darkly hilarious world of death, glorious death. A joyful celebration of our own mortality. PreviewAug 6-8: 17:20 (1hr) £3.00 (£2.00) Aug 9-16,18-30: 17:20 (1hr) £5.00 (£4.00)

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ANTHOLOGY (VOLUME 6) Andrew J. Lederer/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

Comedians tell true, personal stories in UK's original storytelling comedy show. 'Might just be creating great art' (Richard Herring). 'Fun' (Time Out). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Host Andrew J Lederer 'my choice for spirit of the Fringe' (Richard Herring). Aug 7-30: 16:30 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

A1 CALIFORNIA COMEDY 4 FREE Comedy On the Square Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 • Grid Ref: F6

From the land of Hollywood and earthquakes! Frisco Fred hosts. Changing bill featuring comics Marga Gomez ('Lesbian Lenny Bruce' [Robin Williams]), Lynn Ruth Miller (SSSS [ThreeWeeks]) and magician Paul Nathan ('A rare treat' [Time Out]). Aug 6-30: 21:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

THE APOCALYPSE ROADSHOW Dog-Eared Collective Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Renegade entertainment.The Dog-Eared Collective poke the coals of panic in an explosive sketch show about the end of the world. 'Offbeat to the extreme ... it's 'The Mighty Boosh' meets 'The League of Gentlemen''(Fest). www.dogearedcollective.co.uk PreviewAug 6-7: 14:30 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 14:30 (1hr) £6.50

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APOCALYPSE WOW! Dougie Hastings Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Prime Minister William Hampstead's retiring speech, reflecting on regrets; like legalising Rohypnol, buying France, and accidentally ordering a napalm attack on a children's hospital in England. 82% of the UK now live in poverty, but he meant well.

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Aug 6-30: 12:00 (30mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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ASHLEY HAMES: CONFESSIONS OF A SEX REPORTER Phil McIntyre Entertainment Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

A weakness for women and good times never did Ashley any harm. Apart from maybe the scrotum-nailing incident. Bravo's 'Sin Cities' star blazes a toxic trail through a minefield of debauchery. PreviewAug 5-7: 23:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,31: 23:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23: 23:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 28-30: 23:00 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.00)

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THE ASPIDISTRAS The Aspidistras

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Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Plants are the new rock'n'roll.The Aspidistras' brand of darkly stylish character comedy sets you thinking as you smirk hysterically. Sketches, songs and a little light movement. 'Bone dry, original and very very funny' (Word). PreviewAug 6-7: 19:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-17,19-30: 19:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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ASSFEST 09 - FREE Abergavenny Sidelights Society/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Welsh wackiness and general mayhem come to Edinburgh! The six-strong team, named after the famous town, present original comedy sketches and stand-up from their celebrated show. Laugh your ass off into the night! www.asscomedy.com Aug 24-26: 23:40 (1hr 20mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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A-TEAM - THE MUSICAL Scratch Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. Now they're back. Hannibal, BA, Face, Murdock.With guns, explosives and power ballads. 'Ingenious' (Stage), 'Fabulous' (Chortle.co.uk).Warning: nobody dies. PreviewAug 5-6: 17:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:30 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 10-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 17:30 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00)

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AT HOME WITH HAMYARD TOURISTS - FREE Ham Yard Tourists/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Double act Ham Yard Tourists invite you into their home for high energy stand-up comedy, slapstick and autobiographical tittle-tattle. 'A gift for snappy delivery of daft, witty writing' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.myspace.com/hamyardtourists

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Aug 7-30: 14:00 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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AT HOME WITH HOLLY Holly Burn/Five Pound Fringe/Bombshell Productions Holly's House, 22a Albany Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C5

Radical innovative comedy in a real house. Ding Holly's doorbell, follow her from cooker to bath ... (please do your dishes). Like nothing you've seen before. 'Dangerous ... hilarious' (Stage). 'Wonderfully abstract ... surreal' (Time Out Critics' Choice). PreviewAug 6-7: 15:07 (53mins) ÂŁ2.50 Aug 8-16,18-23,25-31: 15:07 (53mins) ÂŁ5.00

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AT THE KNUCKLE WITH STUART HUDSON AND JOHN SMITH Stuart Hudson and John Smith/PBH's Free Fringe The Royal Mile Tavern, 127 High Street • 0131 557 9681 • Grid Ref: E5

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Stuart Hudson: 'sordid, laugh out loud funny' (BBC.co.uk); 'quality many a comic would envy' (Chortle.co.uk); 'brooding, moody patter' (Independent). John Smith SSSS (ThreeWeeks); 'Pick of the Week ... Beautifully written jokes' (Guardian). Aug 8-11,13-18,20-27: 20:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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AVATAR AND CLEANSKIN (DOUBLE BILL) Act Too The Space@Venue 45, 39 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D5

Do you believe in angels? Two heavenly comedies to help you decide. 'Avatar' - maybe an angel but not where you expected to find one! 'Cleanskin' - the right place but maybe not the angel you expected! Aug 24-29: 17:45 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ6.00) 3456

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AVA VIDAL: REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 4TH OF NOVEMBER Ava Vidal/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

The day America elected its first black president. Barak Obama promised change for Americans - and the world. Can we apply his political principles to everyday life? Yes we can! Or maybe not ... PreviewAug 6: 13:40 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 (ÂŁ5.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 15:45 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ6.00)

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AXIS OF AWESOME: INFINITY ROCK EXPLOSION Axis Of Awesome Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Australian musical comedy sensation return to the Fringe with hilarious new songs. Get ready to rock your face off! As heard on BBC Radio 1. ''Spinal Tap' meets 'Flight of the Conchords'' - SSSS(Scotsman). PreviewAug 5-6: 21:15 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-30: 21:15 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 9-13,16-18,20,23-25,27,31: 21:15 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00)

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BACK TO THE EIGHTIES - FREE Savage Cabbage Promotions Presents Dean Scurry

Avalon Promotions Ltd Presents

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Following a sell-out 2008 Fringe debut, Irish comedian Dean Scurry delivers another unmissable free show packed full of hysterical stories from the 1980s. 'High energy, genuine, warm, continuous laughter (FringeReport.co.uk). www.freefestival.co.uk; www.myspace.com/deanscurry.

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BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN TREES Nick Helm/PBH's Free Fringe The Rat Pack, 9b Shandwick Place • Free shows only, no box office • Grid Ref: E2

A whole free hour of comedy, poetry and music as comedian Nick Helm and guests explore happiness, Jaffa Cakes and the howling abyss of man's wretched soul. 'Deadpan humour and fierce intelligence' - SSSS (Scotsman).

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BAMBOOZLEMENT! Morgan & West Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

An evening of magic, mystery and whimsy. Magical duo Morgan & West demonstrate their powers of dupery, hoodwinking and confabulation in this Victorian parlour magic show. Hold on to your top hats, there's not a white rabbit in sight! PreviewAug 5-7: 17:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-27,31: 17:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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“A veritable feast of character comedy all packing harpoon-sharp material” THE SCOTSMAN

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BANTERLAND PBH's Free Fringe The Rat Pack, 9b Shandwick Place • Free shows only, no box office • Grid Ref: E2

5PM PLEASANCE COURTYARD

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Spring, 1927. In the small French town of Sweden, a nun is murdered in the vestry of the church, her body marked with mysterious symbols.This isn't a description of our stand-up comedy show. Chortle finalist included. 18+ Aug 8-29: 15:10 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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BARRY & STUART: POWERED BY DEMONS Barry & Stuart Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Sell-out 2008, 'Scottish comic illusionists, and their highly entertaining quickfire magic and oddball comedy' (ThreeWeeks) present their new show. 'Dark vaudeville for the 21st century' (Metro). 'Sarcastic ... darkly brilliant ... pure magic' (List). PreviewAug 6-7: 22:15 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,11-13,17-20,24-27: 22:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:15 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50)

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BARRY CRYER & RONNIE GOLDEN AT THEIR PIQUE! Gilded Balloon/Barry Cryer/Ronnie Golden Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

‘Ashley Hames stands for everything that is bad in today’s society.’

‘Irresponsible, insane but inspired, the Queen should present Ashley Hames with a knighthood and a straightjacket... He is equally deserving of both.’ PIERS HERNU

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Protest songs for the 21st century.This their 8th Fringe show.The miffed duo have written a bunch of protest songs for you to sing along with.We shall not be moved. Aug 22-30: 18:45 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) 34567

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BBC COMEDY PRESENTS BBC Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

BBC Comedy presents another month of fantastic late-night comedy. Promising the biggest names and hottest new talent, the show has sold out every year. Book early to avoid disappointment. Check www.bbc.co.uk/comedy for details. Sponsored by 2Entertain. PreviewAug 5-7: 23:00 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 23:00 (1hr 30mins) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:00 (1hr 30mins) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

For anyone who's ever fancied themselves as a superhero - without the heroic or super part. 'Super-comedienne in the making' (Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe). Ages 14+. PreviewAug 5-8: 15:15 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:15 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 15:15 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ7.00)

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BECOME THE BOSS OF EVERYTHING Kieran & Joe/PBH's Free Fringe The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

Kieran and Joe demonstrate how to get any job, anywhere, anytime. After this workshop no one will ever say 'you're not a surgeon' again. Previous reviews: 'Firstrate' (TheatreGuideLondon.co.uk); 'Leave the audience permanently laughing' (Fest). Aug 18-28: 16:50 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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BEN LERMAN'S SIZE MATTERS Ben Lerman Laughing Horse @ Cafe Renroc, 91 Montgomery Street • 0131 556 0432 • Grid Ref: B6

This gay NYC ukulele player writes and performs smart, funny, twisted songs about love, American Idols, pirates, and more. 'Sick and brilliant' (Time Out NY). 'Tiny instrument, big balls ... So damn funny' (Time Out Chicago). Aug 6-16,18-23,25-30: 19:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456 7

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Fresh from New York's Upright Citizens Brigade, Berty Haddock present a series of absurd sketches, featuring the Artist known as Dave, the Extremely Emotional Interviewer, and many more. All new sketch comedy. Excellent value for money (free!). Aug 8-11,13-18,20-25,27-29: 17:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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BEST IN STAND-UP - 99 CLUB PRINCES STREET - FREE 99 Club/PBH's Free Fringe The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

99 Club has been critics' choice in the Independent, Guardian, Times, Time Out and more. Proudly supporting Free Fringe we present five different performers a night from our West End venues. www.99clubcomedy.co.uk Aug 8-28: 22:45 (2hrs 5mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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BEST IN STAND-UP - 99 CLUB ROYAL MILE - FREE 99 Club/PBH's Free Fringe The White Horse, 266 Cannongate • Grid Ref: D6

99 Club has been critics' choice in the Independent, Guardian, Times, Time Out and more. Proudly supporting Free Fringe we present five different performers a night from our West End venues. www.99clubcomedy.co.uk Aug 8-29: 18:25 (1hr 55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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BEST OF EDINBURGH - THE SHOWCASE SHOW Paramount International and Edcom Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Best of festival showcasing the best and brightest of 2009's Fringe comics - different line-ups daily plus special guest host. 'Perfect bite-sized flavour of the festival' (ThreeWeeks). Sixth sell-out year! Aug 7-13,17-20,24-27: 13:10 (1hr) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 13:10 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

BEST OF IRISH COMEDY The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club, 5 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value showcase featuring three top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. 'Wonderful line-up truly justifies show's title' (Edinburgh Evening News). Different line-up nightly. www.thestand.co.uk Aug 7-31: 18:00 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00)

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BEST OF POPCORN COMEDY Popcorn Comedy

   

The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Top comedians (including Tim Key, Jarred Christmas, Fat Tongue and Idiots of Ants) show their funny films, combined with live performances. 'Best of' collection from the hugely successful monthly London night. (Time Out Critics' Choice). Aug 6,26: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00

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THE BEST OF REBUS MCTAGGART Richard Thomson/Festival Highlights For 10 shows only. Ecclefechan's top cop takes us on a guided tour, revealing the hectic schedule of his crime-fighting mission. 'Very funny physical comedian who doesn't miss a cue' - SSSS (Scotsman). www.rebusmctaggart.com

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BEST OF SCOTTISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR Ha Ha Comedy Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

'Often shocking, stand-up comedy's only genius... compelling, hilarious, unpredictable and unmissable... the funniest comedian in the country' 

A selection of Scotland's best. Previous SCOTY winners and finalists alongside guest spot from the English Comedian of the Year. 'Genuinely prestigious affair ... with a genuine sense of occasion' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Major talent' (Skinny). PreviewAug 6-7: 23:20 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:20 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:20 (1hr) ÂŁ10.50 (ÂŁ9.50) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 23:20 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50

SADOWITZ COMEDIAN, MAGICIAN, PSYCHOPATH 2009

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

PreviewAug 7: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8,11-13: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 9-10,14-16: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ11.00 (ÂŁ10.00)

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BEST OF SCOTTISH COMEDY The Stand Comedy Club

Sat 29 August 11pm Edinburgh Playhouse 0844 847 1660

www.thestand.co.uk www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk

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Twelfth side-splitting year. Quality showcase with Caledonia's finest. Old favourites and rising stars. Four great comics for a tenner. Changes nightly. 'Great value in a relaxed environment' (Scotsman). 'Best in the country' (Evening News). www.thestand.co.uk Aug 7-30: 21:30 (1hr 50mins) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00)

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BEST OF 'SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY?' Gilded Balloon Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Your chance to see the most recent winners and runners-up from the best and longest running comedy competition - now 22 years old! Come see how they've grown! Aug 8,12-15,20-26,28-31: 22:30 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) 34567

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BEST OF THE FEST 2009 Assembly Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

'Best of the Fest' is the biggest night of comedy in Edinburgh. It's a guaranteed night of unabashed showing off and big laughs. Definitely the only place to be 'round midnight this August! PreviewAug 7-8: 00:00 (1hr 20mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 13,16,20,23,26-27: 00:00 (1hr 20mins) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ11.00) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-30: 00:00 (1hr 20mins) ÂŁ14.00 (ÂŁ13.00) 34567

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Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4 Aug 27-29: 00:00 (1hr 20mins) £14.00 (£13.00) 3456

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BEST OF THE FIVE POUND FRINGE Five Pound Fringe The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Start your day with a taster of what the Five Pound Fringe has to offer - stand-up, sketches, music, theatre, spoken word, a bit of burlesque (unlikely). Check website, venue boards for lineups. www.fivepoundfringe.com Aug 8-16,18-23,25-30: 12:20 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 34567 8

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THE BETA MALES PICNIC - FREE Beta Males Picnic/Laughing Horse Free Fringe

A BIG EGG! 2: STAND-UP SHOW A Big Egg!/PBH's Free Fringe

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

The Illicit Still, 2 Brougham Street • Grid Ref: F3

Born and inbred in Jersey, Beta Males offer up a comedy of crushed dreams and the quirks of male-pattern bonding. A 50-minute sketch happening populated by bad cops, forgotten astronauts and robot Shakespeare. www.betamalespicnic.com

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A BETRAYAL OF PENGUINS John Gallagher & Matthew Smyth Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Two of Ireland's finest up-and-coming comedians (John Gallagher/Matthew Smyth) take you on a hilarious adventure through life, love, betrayal. No penguins were betrayed in making of this show. 'Ireland's next great comedy partnership' (Irish Comedy Review). Aug 7-31: 13:20 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50)

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A BIG TROUT IN A SMALL POND Z Theatre Company The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

A brand spanking new comedy sketch show. Be prepared to laugh and cry, indeed yes, frolic in your own angelic delights. It's so riotous, Stephen Hawking gave it a standing ovation.

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THE BIG VALUE COMEDY SHOW - EARLY Just the Tonic

THE BIG COMEDY BREAKFAST Mark Burrows, Robert Auton and Diane Spencer

Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

'Cabaret comedy at its best' (Scotsman). Four top comedians, two hour show. In its 15th year as the recognised launchpad for future stars.Tomorrow's comedians, yesterday's prices ... today. For £10 or less.

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A BIG EGG! A Big Egg!/PBH's Free Fringe

Aug 8-12,14-19,21-26,28-30: 14:25 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE BIG VALUE COMEDY SHOW - LATE Just the Tonic Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Four different comedians to the early show with all the added extras. 'Top comedy, top value' (List). Established as one of the best shows on the Fringe. Must-see for any comedy fan. PreviewAug 6-7: 22:00 (2hrs) £6.00 Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:00 (2hrs) £10.00 Aug 11-13,17,19,25-27: 22:00 (2hrs) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 20,24: 22:00 (2hrs) £8.50 (£7.50)

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THE BIRDS AND THE BEES - FREE Mark Butler/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

In the guise of a bumbling science teacher, Mark delivers the sex education class you never had at school. Intelligent and irreverent filth. 'Butler is wise, cruelly observant and hysterically funny' (Independent Weekly). www.funnymark.com

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BITCH GOT OWNED! - FREE Sajeela Kershi Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Sajeela Kershi infamously appeared in 2007's most talked-about, if.comedy-winning show.Verbally abused, vilified on YouTube - this wasn't the first time her world had turned upside down. Here's the real woman behind the controversy!

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A BIT OF THE OTHER Other Theresa (Featuring Russ Chandler on Banjo & Guitar) The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Saucy, spiky song and rhyme featuring acrobatics plus audience participation. Scalpelsharp ex-tabloid princess Other Theresa and banjo-picking sidekick perform lyrical autopsies on yoga divas, chavs, suburban 4x4 drivers, gamers and more! www.othertheresa.co.uk. Aug 21: 18:05 (55mins) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 22: 19:05 (55mins) £5.00 (£4.00)

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BLACK COMEDY Grim's Theatre Company

BOOK REVIEW John Barker/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace • 0131 220 6109 • Grid Ref: E4

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

What do you do when you suffer a power blackout minutes before you are due to entertain extremely important guests? Pitch black darkness leads to a hilariously explosive mix that you won't want to miss! Aug 24-29: 20:30 (1hr) £5.00 (£3.00) 3456

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Celebrity ghostwriter previews the latest celebrity biographies, celebrity being the key word in this celebrity book review show, not a failure writing for a website. Aug 6-7: 13:15 (40mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

BLIND MIRTH PBH's Free Fringe

Aug 24-28: 11:15 (40mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

Free improvisation show from St Andrews' best, oldest (and also only) improv comedy troupe. A different show every day.Your suggestions are transformed into a long-form narrative beyond your wildest dreams. 'A pleasure to watch' (Saint). Aug 8-15,17-22,24-28: 13:15 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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BLOW UP - THE CREDIT CRUNCH MUSICAL! Clown and Bear Productions Present Oompah Brass Featuring Charlie Talbot

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THE BOOM JENNIES The Boom Jennies Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

A boisterous sketch carnival from this oddly charming trio. So much fun that by the end you'll have arranged a dinner meeting with strangers in neighbouring rows. 'Bubbly, naughty engaging fun' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Hilarious ... comedy genius' - SSSS (Scotsgay). www.theboomjennies.com PreviewAug 5-7: 18:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 18:15 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

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How did bankers destroy the world's economy? What's the oompah version of 'Livin' On a Prayer'? Failed financier Max Klein and Oompah Brass reveal all.You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have a little boogie.

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BLURRRRR! Blanca Dominguez Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

'Blurrrrr!' Blanca Dominguez: a happy-go-lucky, won't-balance-her-checkbook, stillbelieves-in-finding-Mr.-Right kind of chica. Discover this hilarious comic in her Fringe debut ranting about younger men, alcohol, and why Facebook is the devil.

'21st-century cabaret stars like no other. Do whatever you have to do to get a ticket: sell your gran, your body, your soul. Be wide-eyed. Be scared. Be there. Absolutely unmissable' (Time Out). PreviewAug 5-7: 21:45 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 21:45 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:45 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50)

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BLUTO BALTHAZAR'S SCHOOL OF SURREAL SORCERY - FREE Mark Walbank/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

The sorceror needs a new apprentice - preferably someone who can dance, cook and hypnotise people with Paul McCartney's 'Frog Song'. Harry Hill meets 'The Sorceror's Apprentice' - hilarious and mind-blowing magic. www.blutobalthazar.com.

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BOB DOOLALLY: STRAIGHT IN THE BAWBAG Bob Doolally/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Perennial sell-out since 1998. Alcoholic footballing pundit from Hell back for two nights only. Same pish as last year. But different. 'Deserves to be a national treasure' (Record). 'Almost better than football' (Independent). Aug 17: 20:30 (1hr 30mins) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 24: 20:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00) 3456

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THE BODY TIGHTS MAN SHOW 3 gaga heads Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

A storm from Tokyo! The whole body tights man, 3 gaga heads, perform the nonverbal funny dances and pantomimes using various daily life articles like rubber gloves, juice and straws. Feel modern Tokyo! PreviewAug 6-7: 16:20 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,24-25,27: 16:20 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:20 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) 3456 7

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BRAIN REFLUX Simon Dowd/PBH's Free Fringe The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

A lovely early evening start. As they occur: jokes, stories and songs. 10 days only! Check out www.simondowd.com.

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BRENDON BURNS: COMEDY GOOD YEAH SILLY SIDE C**T Off the Kerb Productions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

After touring the US and Australia, Brendon Burns returns to his home away from home that isn't London - the Pleasance in Edinburgh.Two nights only! Book early! Exclaim! www.offthekerb.co.uk Aug 28-29: 22:30 (1hr) £16.00 (£14.50) 3456

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BRIAN GITTINS: ROADSIDE CAFE OWNER Siobhan Rhodes & United Agents - Festival Highlights Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

In three years on the circuit, Brian has written 14 jokes. He's run them past his wife, Cheryl. She said they were 'disappointing'. 'One of the best comedy characters of the decade' (Ricky Gervais). www.briangittins.com PreviewAug 5-7: 16:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 16:45 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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BRIDGET CHRISTIE: MY DAILY MAIL HELL Siobhan Rhodes & United Agents - Festival Highlights Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

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I worked on the Daily Mail gossip column. I was strangled by Gene Wilder, fed a fish by Peter Stringfellow, and saw Alan Yentob fall off a plastic chair. 'Wonderfully bonkers' - SSSS (Metro). www.bridgetchristie.co.uk PreviewAug 5-7: 18:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,11,13,18-20,24-27,31: 18:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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BRIGITTE APHRODITE IN SUBURBAN HELL AphroJamm Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Bizarre. Poetic. Romantic. Brigitte escapes suburbia through comedy music with guitar, glitter and pasta shapes stuck on. 'Loving her style' (Rob Da Bank, BBC Radio 1). 'Utterly eccentric masterpiece' (Volt). 'Simply fabulous' (ThreeWeeks). www.myspace.com/brigitteaphroditevoutsa. PreviewAug 7-8: 18:00 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23-27,30-31: 18:00 (50mins) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 18:00 (50mins) £9.50 (£7.00)

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BRITAIN'S BEST MATES Phil & Phill - Festival Highlights Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Obsessed with sports, lads' mags, girls and each other, Comedy Central's delusional couple, Phil & Phill, share the secrets of their bizarre, award-winning friendship. 'Hysterical ... comic geniuses' (GQ). 'The next Ant & Dec' (Phil & Phill). www.britainsbestmates.com PreviewAug 5-7: 17:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-9,11-13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 17:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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BUSSMANN'S HOLIDAY:THE WORST DATE EVER Filthy Pictures & Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in Association With Macmillan Publishing Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Jane Bussmann ('South Park') fled Britney's Hollywood for heady Uganda, land of spies, trustafarians and reputedly, a sexy peacemaker. Investigating war criminals was an infuriating accident. Hysterical, heartbreaking true story. 'Hilarious' - SSSS (Guardian). Aug 24-26: 16:50 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 27-30: 16:50 (1hr 10mins) £13.00 (£12.00)

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The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Through an improvised comedy of superheroes based entirely on audience suggestions of superpowers, locations and characters, we will weave a saga of epic adventure, passion, and joy, with improvised fight scenes, stunts and songs. Aug 24-29: 15:35 (55mins) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.00) 3456

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CARDINAL BURNS Pleasance Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

 

Favourites on the UK live comedy circuit and two thirds of if.comedy nominees Fat Tongue. 'The most original sketch act around' (Times), Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns, return to Edinburgh with their hotly anticipated show for 2009. PreviewAug 5-7: 17:45 (55mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-27,31: 17:45 (55mins) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:45 (55mins) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ7.50)

    

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CAREY MARX:THE DOOM GLOOM BOOM Carey Marx/The Stand Comedy Club

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The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

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Da-doo doo doom doom, ba-boo boo boom boom, da-doo doo doom doom, doomy gloomy gloomy boom boom. 'A genius' (Guardian). 'An analytical gift' (Herald). 'The darkest realms of comedy' (Metro). PreviewAug 5: 19:10 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ6.00) PreviewAug 6: 14:25 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ6.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 19:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ7.00)

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CARL DONNELLY - RELAX EVERYONE, IT'S CARL DONNELLY! Carl Donnelly

Top US Comedian. Co-author of He’s Just Not That Into You and Sex and The City writer

Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

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CARL SAGAN IS MY GOD, OH AND RICHARD FEYNMAN TOO Robin Ince/PBH's Free Fringe



 

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Lunchtime celebration of science and the wonderful, with readings and performances from various guests and host, Robin Ince. Check website for updates.Take pleasure in finding things out. www.myspace.com/robinince

‘A SUPREMELY CONFIDENT STAGE PAIR, COMBINING CHILD-LIKE ENTHUSIASM WITH DELICIOUS DANGER.’ The Scotsman

Aug 19-30: 12:10 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

‘as seen in Flight of the Conchords’

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CAROLINE MABEY'S GO GO GO COFFEE SHOW! Caroline Mabey/PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

Waking up is hard to do. Caroline Mabey has a cartoon coffee pot.That might help. 'Wonderfully confused' (Time Out). 'Bloody brilliant' (ThreeWeeks). 'Silly, poignant and twisted' (Scotsman). Aug 8-11,13-17,19-24,26-29: 13:30 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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CARRIE QUINLAN'S IMMATERIAL Carrie Quinlan/PBH's Free Fringe The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

The star of 'The News Quiz' and 'The Early Edition' will be Free-Fringing it up like a mofo. It will likely take the form of something between a meeting and an extravaganza. 'Excellent' (Sunday Times). Aug 8-18: 20:25 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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CELIA PACQUOLA IN AM I STRANGE? Adams Management Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Winner - Critics Award 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Best Comedy 2008 Melbourne Fringe. Celia wondered if her mind was strange.Then she was cheated on.This didn't help. 'Jaw-achingly funny' (Age). www.adamsmanagement.com.au PreviewAug 5-6: 19:45 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:45 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 10-13,18-20,24-27,31: 19:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

CHARLIE BAKER - THE WORLD'S GREATEST SHOWOFF Charlie Baker Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Imagine Frank Sinatra, Jack Black and Jethro had a son. Imagine no more as Charlie Baker brings his debut solo show to Edinburgh. 'A superior modern take on the traditional showman' (Guardian). PreviewAug 6-8: 18:40 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-10,14-16,24-27: 18:40 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 11-13,17,19-20: 18:40 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ6.00) Aug 21-23,28-30: 18:40 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00)

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CHARLIE CHUCK, UNCLE PETER AND ME Charlie Chuck The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson St • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Reeves and Mortimer's sidekick.A tour de farce. Music, magic and mayhem. 'A masterpiece of oddity' (Scotsman). 'Genius' (Loaded). 'Cult lunacy' (Metro). 'Unpredictable, wilful, painfully funny. See him!' (Sunday Times). Endorphins will flow. www.charliechuck.com Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-29: 17:00 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27: 17:00 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ6.00)

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CHARLIE TALBOT AND DAVE GIBSON: NORTHSOUTH DIVIDE Talbot and Gibson/PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

A cocky, vaguely posh Londoner and a chirpy proletarian Lancastrian traverse the vast geographical and socio-political chasm dividing them for your entertainment. Two rising comics, one beard, one moustache, hundreds of jokes.

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CHEESE-BADGER (AND OTHER STORIES) Tom Ovens and Frank Paul Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

Scrumptious! Thundering! Walrus! Princely! What do these words have in common (except walrus)?They describe 'Cheese-Badger (and Other Stories)', the show that towers above Edinburgh like a humorous Godzilla with spectacles and a balalaika.

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THE CHIPPENDALES:THE ULTIMATE GIRLS' NIGHT OUT Gilded Balloon Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

The combination of sex appeal and class has established Chippendales as the ultimate girls' night out. Ladies, prepare yourselves as these American icons stage their latest production of live music, dancing and fantasy. PreviewAug 5-6: 22:00 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,29-30: 22:00 (1hr) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ14.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 22:00 (1hr) ÂŁ14.00 (ÂŁ13.00) Aug 22,26,29-30: 23:30 (1hr) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ14.00)

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN EDVENTURE Jim Holland Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

A blend of storytelling and stand-up where you decide what happens next. Dashing comedian, Jim Holland, mixes highbrow literary ambition and pantomime. Free! Aug 8-15: 13:45 (30mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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Star of BBC 1’s ‘LIVE AT THE APOLLO’ and ‘MICHAEL McINTYRE’S COMEDY ROADSHOW’

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Comedy website Chortle has scoured Britain to find the best student comedians now watch these future stars compete for the coveted title and a £1,000 prize.With top MC and 2009 winner Jack Heal. Aug 25: 23:00 (2hrs) £10.00 (£8.50) 3456

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CHRIS COX: MIND OVER PATTER Phil McIntyre Entertainment Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Mind-reader Chris Cox knows what you're thinking. Come see if he's right. 2007/08 sell-out and award winner. 'One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain' (Guardian). 'Tricks that would make Jesus proud' (Time Out). PreviewAug 5-8: 20:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 11-13,18-20,24-27,31: 20:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23: 20:30 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 28-30: 20:30 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.00)

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The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

‘Whip-crack jokes.’

The rock'n'roll of cabaret is back after picking up the Stage's 'must-see' title at 2008's Fringe. Performing a mix of stand-up comedy with contortionism and escapology, creating a high-energy, kick-ass show!

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CHRIS MCCAUSLAND - 7 STRIKES Chris McCausland

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‘A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ACTING ENGLISH’ by Shappi Khorsandi currently available.

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'Excellent!' (Times). During his life Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning seven times. That's just mental! The award-winning Scouse comedian looks at the eventfulness of life amidst Roy's incredible story. 'Terrific material' (Scotsman). www.chrismccausland.com

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

'Topical Scurvy' demolished current affairs. Now Charlie Duncan,Tony Dunn, Lawrence Francis examine the future. And it's not looking good ... 'Near-genius festival comedy' - SSSS (Hairline). PreviewAug 7-9: 13:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 10-30: 13:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE CLEAN (AS POSSIBLE) COMEDY SHOW Just Fair Laughs The Lot, 4 Grassmarket • 0131 225 9922 • Grid Ref: E4

Stand-up comedy with a 12A certificate. Come and watch four top comedians from the festival clean up their act! Every night a different line-up and Fairtrade prize give-away. Aug 7-31: 17:00 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 (£4.00)

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CLEAN, FREE & KIWI Mateo Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

This clean - well mostly clean - comedy show is free.The best things in life are free: sunshine, laughter, this comedy show. New Zealand comic Mateo presents comedy songs and stand-up without offensive material. Aug 6-17,19-30: 19:30 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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CLEVER PETER CKP Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

After a sell-out Edinburgh debut in 2008, this award-winning sketch troupe return with a brand-new hour of their exciting, fast-paced comedy. 'Python meets 'The League of Gentlemen'' - SSSS (List). 'Pretty much top of the class' - SSSS (Scotsman). www.cleverpeter.co.uk Preview Aug 5-8: 20:10 (55mins) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 20:10 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:10 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.00)

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CLIVE JAMES IN THE EVENING: MORE TO SAY Jeremy Meadow Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

The UK's favourite Australian writer, broadcaster and raconteur returns with new anecdotes. 'James could probably talk unaided and uninterrupted for 24 hours and still be captivating' (Daily Telegraph). 'Sparkling' - SSSS (Scotsman). www.clivejamesevening.com Aug 16,20-21: 20:30 (1hr 15mins) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 17-19: 20:30 (1hr 15mins) £13.00 (£12.00) 3456

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CLUTCHING AT STRAWS - FREE Sian Hutchinson/PBH's Free Fringe Bannermans, 212 Cowgate • Grid Ref: E5

A one-woman show. An American exchange student takes us on a journey of her observations of British women. She leaves no lady-stone unturned in a quick-fire comedy show with balls and boobs!

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CNUTY & WESTERN AT THE PHOENIX Warrick Hunt & Kirk Western/PBH'S Free Fringe The Phoenix, 46 Broughton Street • Grid Ref: B5

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An hour of Scottish vaudeville from Warrick Hunt & Kirk Western ('X Factor'). Mirth, music, mayhem and mates.This show contains adult material and sex toys and a guitar. LOL. Guaranteed one laugh.

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COLIN HOULT'S CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Writers' Guild award winner Colin Hoult ('Zimbani', 'Colin and Fergus', 'Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder' ITV1) invites you to a truly original tragi-comic character show that will shock, tickle and appall. 'Sheer comic gold' (Metro). Preview Aug 5-8: 15:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 15:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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COLLINGS AND HERRIN PODCAST LIVE! Avalon Promotions Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

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Unscripted, unrehearsed, unabashed. Richard Herring and Andrew Collins with intellectual, puerile, needlessly offensive, improvised banter. Five shows only. Different every day.Yet strangely the same. Downloadable from iTunes. 'The spirit of Derek and Clive' (Guardian). Aug 19-23: 12:20 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) 3456

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COLM O'REGAN IN HINDSIGHT Lisa Richards and EdCom Present Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Join Colm on a journey through the past and imperfect tense. 'Subtle and nifty' (Chortle.co.uk). 'So funny he could reduce a Russian novelist to tears'* (Hot Press). *Scenario has thus far remained hypothetical. Preview Aug 5-8: 20:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27: 20:15 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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COMEDY AND CAKE Two Shades of Blue Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Returning for a third year of light entertainment, this energetic Oxbridge company will take the weight off your Fringe with joyous sketches, gentle satire, kitsch silliness, and did we mention the free cake? 'Comedy gold' (ThreeWeeks). www.twoshadesofblue.org.uk Aug 25-27: 16:15 (1hr) £7.50 Aug 28-31: 16:15 (1hr) £8.50 3456

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COMEDY BABY WitTank/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

Stand-up comedy that's a bit like needing a wee - if you don't go now, you'll regret it later. Meet Mark, Kieran, Naz and Guy (and special guests) as they do the funny. 'Brilliant' (List, 2008). Aug 8-17,19-25,27-29: 13:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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COMEDY BITCH Bite the Bullet Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

A brand new sketch show debuts at this year's Fringe. More underground than the Velvet Underground ... More underground than the Jam, when they were going underground, more underground than moles. Comedy at its cleverest.World premiere. See it. Preview Aug 6-7: 17:35 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 17:35 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:35 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,18,24-25: 17:35 (1hr) £6.50

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THE COMEDY BUFFET - FREE Rob Coleman, Graeme Harkins, Jane Hill/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Three comics, three distinct styles. Jane Hill - a comically jaded take on life, love and relationships. Rob Coleman - a stream of gags, puns and one-liners. Graeme Harkins - interactive and reflective views about life. www.freefestival.co.uk Preview Aug 6: 19:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 19:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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COMEDY BUS On a Roll Entertainment Ltd Club Class Bus, Outside Walkabout Bar, Omni Leisure Complex • 0870 043 3744 • Grid Ref: C5

Public transport is a joke ... this bus is no exception! Join us on our silver doubledecker for a sidesplitting, sight-seeing tour of Edinburgh.Visit four bars while enjoying outrageous comedy from top Fringe comedians! Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 19:00 (4hrs 30mins) £15.00 3456

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Blood. Guts. Puppets. Aug 7th-29th, (not 17th, 24th) 17:00 (40min)

Freemasons Hall, 8/10 Forth Street, North Berwick • 07500 772 720 • Grid Ref: C6

An evening of comedy and crisps with the finest stand-ups from the Gilded Balloon's stable. Save the train fare and buy a pint of lager instead. A huge success last year, don't miss it. Actual acts may vary! Aug 13: 20:00 (1hr 45mins) £10.00 3456

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COMEDY COUNTDOWN Good Sense of Humour Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

‘Hilarious, Must See Stuff!’ -The Scotsman

See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everyone's favourite teatime quiz show! Last year Alex Horne beat the likes of Richard Herring, Josie Long and Stephen Grant to the inaugural trophy. Hosted by Dan Atkinson. Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 23:45 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 3456

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COMEDY COVEN Amy Howerska, Hannah Warman and Luisa Omielan Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch St • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Three lovely young women do 20 minutes of stand-up, each giving her view on sex, work, life and Woolworths.

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COMEDY GALA 2009 In Aid of Waverley Care Festival Theatre Edinburgh, 13-29 Nicolson Street • 0131 529 6000 • Grid Ref: E5

Edinburgh's biggest comedy event featuring an all-star cast, hosted by Michael McIntyre. Last year's guests included: Rich Hall, Jon Richardson, Adam Hills, Ed Byrne, Jeff Green, and Brendon Burns among many others. Book early. www.offthekerb.co.uk Aug 24: 19:30 (3hrs) £25.00 (£24.00) 3456

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THE COMEDY MANIFESTO PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

London's most popular live political panel show returns to the Fringe. 'Very well executed ...The laughter continues throughout the show' (FringeReport.com, critic's choice). Hosted by Kate Smurthwaite with team captains David Mulholland and Jools Constant. www.thecomedymanifesto.com Aug 8-17,19-29: 16:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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THE COMEDY RESERVE Pleasance Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Dedicated to bringing the best new talent to the Fringe, the Pleasance presents four of the hottest new acts on the circuit: Doc Brown, Jared Hardy, Chris Stokes and Pat Burtscher. Supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve. PreviewAug 5-7: 21:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 21:30 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00)

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COMEDYSPORTZ UK ComedySportz UK/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Manchester Comedy Store's resident improv troupe are back in Edinburgh with their unique, family-friendly brand of spontaneous comedy. ' ... funny, more than a little bizarre, a good fun afternoon for all the family' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Aug 14-22: 16:20 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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COMEDY 2.0 - FREE The Comedy 2.0 Boys Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

A tsunami of stand-up, sketches, songs, characters and improv sans compere. By popular demand, the boys from the fast-paced Comedy 2.0 have come to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's funny, original and it's free. PreviewAug 6: 14:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-14: 14:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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THE COMEDY ZONE Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The Fringe's original, longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase returns with Jen Brister, Ed Gamble, Chris Ramsey and Gareth Richards. Sell-out 1991-2008. Back for the 19th consecutive year. 'Comedy's finest new additions' (Observer). PreviewAug 5-8: 22:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 22:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:45 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00)

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COMIC FRINGES BBC Radio 4 Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Enjoy comedy? Be part of the audience at the recording of three new short stories by leading comedians, and hear the programmes broadcast on BBC Radio 4 the following week. Aug 19: 15:30 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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COMIN' ATCHA - FREE Nob Stewart/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Nob hates self-promotion and so refuses tae bum himself up tae the max only tae let ye doon. He will sing, recite poetry, rant and dae his best tae make ye piss yerself. A'right? www.nobstewart.com

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IN 59½ MINUTES - FREE Dale Lately, Jay Foreman, Syd Swift/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Up for full-frontal nudity, violence and vomiting penguins? No? Then join us for an interactive blend of music, sketches and stand-up with three utterly nice blokes.

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Black and White Rainbow Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

The Reduced Shakespeare Company show with a female cast! Shakespeare's works in one hour, including a 30 second backward Hamlet ... Fast paced and exciting - its charm and enjoyment factor are second to none! Aug 5-17,19-30: 14:50 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50)

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COO COMEDY CLUB - FREE Coo Promotions/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

A late, lively and seriously special stand-up club for zinged-up punters. Sleeping is for weirdos. Keep on laughing at the venue voted one of the best for late night comedy (Scotsman, 2008). www.freefestival.co.uk Aug 23-30: 00:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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COOLFUN COMEDY - FREE Ed Gamble/Nish Kumar/Tom Neenan/Jez Scharf/PBH's Free Fringe The White Horse, 266 Cannongate • Grid Ref: D6

Four up-and-coming comedians present an hour of stand-up and surprises for zero pounds and no pence. 'Funny and original ... it's pretty bloody good' (ThreeWeeks). Aug 8-17,19-29: 12:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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CRAIG HILL - 40 LOVE ... ? MZA & CHiLL Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

This show's sooo not about tennis ... Craig's 40, single and back on the market! 'Riotously funny' (Independent). 'Wickedly subversive ... Funny, charming, charismatic' (Metro). 'An hour with Hill makes a cracking show' (List). Sold out 2008/07/06/05. www.mrcraighill.com PreviewAug 7: 20:15 (1hr) ÂŁ7.50 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-27,31: 20:15 (1hr) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ10.50) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-30: 20:15 (1hr) ÂŁ14.50 (ÂŁ12.50)

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CRIMEWHOPPERS Karl Edrik Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Edrik Karl Manson, you are hereby charged that you do present a comedic retelling of your life - from Shetland childhood to convicted law graduate. How do you plead? Funny, your Honour, funny.

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CRYPTONITE - FREE Dirty Fingers and Wot Not/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover St • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

The only event to feature stand-up from Alex 'Whiskey Kisses' Harvey, Milly 'Hates Fun' Marshall,Tom 'A Musical Friend' McDonnell and Anthea 'Wet Face' Neagle. Lucky! Live 'Tetris' and 'Pong' at the famous must-see Crypt! www.freefestival.co.uk

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DAFT, RED-HOT SPERM (WHALES) Ebulue, Maskell, Morgan & Smith/PBH's Free Fringe The Illicit Still, 2 Brougham Street • Grid Ref: F3

The London-based night for upcoming acts comes to Edinburgh for the first time, bringing regulars Gabriel Ebulue, Darren Maskell, Ben Morgan, Daniel Smith and special guests for free stand-up and sketch comedy fun. Aug 8-29: 17:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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DAN ANTOPOLSKI - SILENT BUT DEADLY Avalon Promotions Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Triple Perrier nominee, BBC2's 'Hyperdrive', Hollywood's 'The Da Vinci Code', BBC Radio 2's 'Out to Lunch'. Six four-star reviews 2008. 'One of this Festival's unequivocal highlights' (Scotsman, 2008). 'Intelligent, truth-seeking weirdly magical stuff' (List, 2008). PreviewAug 5-8: 21:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 21:20 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:20 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00)

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DAN ATKINSON: DEATH BY A THOUSAND PRICKS Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Shambolic stand-up back with new show after total sell-out 2008. 'Brilliant eye for a gag and imagination to burn' (Metro). 'Hilarious delivery of great, witty writing ... not to be missed' (ThreeWeeks). PreviewAug 5-8: 21:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 21:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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DANIEL KITSON AT THE STAND Daniel Kitson/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club, 5 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Around every single thing that we know, there are a billion things that we don't.This show may well be about that. But it is, as I write this, still only April. So who knows? Aug 9-13,16-20,23-27,30: 23:59 (1hr 31mins) £10.00 34567

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DANIELLE WARD LIES Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Dead chickens, suicide, rollerblades and Anjelica Huston are just some of the words Danielle might be using in her new stand-up show. 'Like a Nick Cave album recited by a cheerful wannabe Dorothy Parker' (Sunday Times). PreviewAug 5-8: 21:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 21:45 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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DANIEL RIGBY:THE MOTHWOKFANTASTIC Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Silly silliness for you to point and laugh at. Daniel Rigby presents sketch, character and musical comedy.Winner of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Award. 'Sublime and surreal' (Chortle.co.uk). PreviewAug 5-8: 18:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,31: 18:00 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00)

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DANIEL SIMONSEN & MIKE O'DONOVAN: OFF-KILTER Daniel Simonsen & Mike O'Donovan Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

Daniel Simonsen (winner, 'So You Think You're Funny?' 2008) and Mike O'Donovan (Laughing Horse semi-finalist, 2009) recite humorous stories and short jokes for an hour a day with the aid of a hand-held microphone.

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DANIEL SLOSS - TEENAGE KICKS MZA & Get Slossed Productions Ltd Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Solo debut from Scotland's 18-year-old comic powerhouse, 'So You Think You're Funny?' finalist 2008, Frankie Boyle writer on 'Mock the Week' and typical hormonal half-man/half-Xbox. 'Genuinely funny ... Star of the future' (Time Out). www.myspace.com/danielslosscomedy

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PreviewAug 5-7: 19:00 (50mins) ÂŁ5.50 Aug 8-13,17-20,25-27,31: 19:00 (50mins) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 14-15,21-23,28-30: 19:00 (50mins) ÂŁ11.00 (ÂŁ9.50)

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DAN MARCH - GOLDRUNNER Unexpected Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

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DAN WILLIS: CONTROL-ALT-DELETE Dan Willis/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Dan was one of the country's leading programmers; he ditched it and became a comedian. 2,000 gigs later he's looking back and mining the data for laughs. 'One of the greats of UK comedy' (ComedyFestival.com.au). Aug 6-30: 18:10 (1hr) (FreeTicketed)

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DAN WILLIS PRESENTS: NORTHERN TALENT Dan Willis/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch St • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Dan Willis hosts a line-up of top acts from north of the Watford Gap; no-nonsense, crowd-pleasing stand-up. 'Unpretentious belly-laughs a minute stand-up' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Aug 7-30: 21:00 (1hr) (FreeTicketed)

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THE DARK PARTY The Dirty Brothers Underbelly's Hullabaloo, George Square Gardens • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Rising from the embers of 'The Happy Sideshow', 'The Dark Party' is a fusion of physical comedy and hardcore stunts.Think Samuel Beckett meets 'Jackass' and makes a silent movie. SSSS (Advertiser). 'Suave sideshow' (Age). PreviewAug 7: 22:40 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,24-27: 22:40 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-29: 22:40 (1hr) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ10.00) 34567

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DAVE THORNTON - ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF Gilded Balloon Productions & Token Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Dave brings his honest, laid-back and completely engaging style to the Fringe. A Melbourne Comedy Festival best newcomer nominee, he's been described as having 'a quick and self deprecating wit' (Age). PreviewAug 5-6: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00)

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DAVID LONGLEY: NO GOING BACK David Longley/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

It's about decisions. Ooooooh! Look! Shiny adverts ... 'Proves comedy can say something important and crucially, still be funny' (Metro). 'Could well find himself becoming a festival must-see' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Intense and intelligent ... great jokes' (List).

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DAVID, MARK AND TEDDY - HOW TO FAKE BASIC HUMAN EMOTIONS - FREE Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

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DAVID O'DOHERTY: DAVID O'DOH-PARTY Lisa Richards and Hannah Chambers Management Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Winner 2008 if.comedy (formerly Perrier) Award. Man plays cheap plastic keyboards purchased on eBay while audience sit in near-total darkness! Show includes at least three on-stage lighting changes! And excellent pre-show music! Aug 5-7: 22:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-10,18-20,24-27,31: 22:30 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 11-16,21-23,28-30: 22:30 (1hr) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ10.50)

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DEAD CAT BOUNCE ...WIRED Lisa Richards, Edcom and Universal Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

A rock'n'roll sketch show. 'Genius' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Comedically perfect' - SSSSS (Dubliner). 'A sketch show with a brain and a black sense of humour' SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). As seen on RTÉ television. PreviewAug 5-7: 22:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27: 22:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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DELETE THE BANJAX PBH's Free Fringe The White Horse, 266 Cannongate • Grid Ref: D6

Comedy sketch group Delete the Banjax make a bold yet ludicrous attempt to take over the world. Come join the revolution and enjoy this free sketch show! 'Original, charismatic' (Fix). 'A cultish gem' (ThreeWeeks). myspace.com/deletethebanjax Aug 8-11,13-18,20-29: 13:40 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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DEMITRIS DEECH: HYPOCHONDRIAC - FREE Demitris Deech/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

BBC Radio Gloucestershire panellist Demitris Deech debuts his (fingers crossed) hilarious stand-up show (albeit 12 months prematurely). Nominated as an Ericsson best new act (no, not Sven-Göran!). 'An up-and-coming talent!' (BBC.co.uk).

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DENIS KRASNOV VERSUS SHANE HEALEY Denis Krasnov and Shane Healey Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from the Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

A love triangle: two comedians, one mic. Both are worthy, but only one will get lucky. With only one hour to win you over, it's going to get hectic. Preview Aug 6-7: 21:20 (1hr) £3.00 (£2.00) Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23,27-30: 21:20 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 10-12,17,19,24-26: 21:20 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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DES BISHOP: DESFUNCTIONAL Lisa Richards & EdCom Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Why do some people struggle with intimacy? Is there a difference between shame and guilt? Can a comedian be funny about trying not to turn every emotional experience into a joke? Bishop is dealing with things on stage. SSSS (Scotsman). Preview Aug 6-7: 20:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-27: 20:45 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:45 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) 3456 7

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Des Clarke Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

UK's comedy champion (Galaxy FM, BBC Sportsround) returns to the Fringe with a dream - to start his own political movement ... in under an hour. 'Memorable, distinctive and very popular' (Stage). SSSS (List); SSSS (Evening News); SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Preview Aug 5-7: 18:20 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 18:20 (1hr) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:20 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.00)

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DEVLIN'S DAILY Bruce Devlin/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club, 5 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Start your day the Devlin way: a shamefully entertaining Fringe taster menu of who's hot and who's not. Bruce Devlin - 'Scotland's sharpest interviewer' (Guardian) allows you to try before you buy. News, views, giveaways. Absolutely free! Aug 7,10-14,18-21,24-28,31: 12:30 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed) 34567

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Human Dressage “inspiring and brilliant stand-up...perfect.”

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Richard Hardisty and Andrew Needle Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

The schizophrenic Kurt Russell enthusiast and his brain are back! This time the days are mysteriously getting shorter and have headless bodies, Dick's exotic pet and an enigmatic detective to contend with (sold out last year!). 3456 7

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DIE ROTEN PUNKTE - ROBOT/LION TOUR Rodney Breit, Richard Jordan and Paul Lucas Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Utterly dysfunctional siblings Otto and Astrid Rot are Berlin pop-punk and electro-clash royalty.Winner, Montreal Fringe. 'Inspired, brilliantly executed lunacy' - SSSSS (Gazette, Montreal). 'Right from a Christopher Guest film' (Metro, NY). www.dierotenpunkte.com Preview Aug 5-7: 23:11 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,31: 23:11 (1hr 10mins) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:11 (1hr 10mins) £11.00 (£9.50)

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A night of the outrageous, sexy, hilarious and bizarre.The best comedy and variety hosted by the Moonfish Rhumba, Hackney Empire New Act finalists. Come join us for a night like no other. Expect the unexpected. www.moonfishrhumba.com Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 20:00 (50mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 20:00 (50mins) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 20:00 (50mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50)

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THE DIVINE COMEDY HOUR Just Fair Laughs C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

The show based on 'Divine Inspiration' where you the audience decide what they'll talk about. Every show different with Tony Vino and Andy Kind, two of the country's most uplifting comedians. Free Divine choccie bar. www.justfairlaughs.org.uk Aug 7-31: 18:45 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00

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DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY Dixie's Tupperware Party Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

The No 1 Tupperware seller in the world, the fast-talking Dixie Longate, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took New York theatre by storm! 'Not your grandmother's Tupperware Party!' (NBC's 'Today Show'). PreviewAug 11: 19:35 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 12-13,17-20,25-27,31: 19:35 (1hr) ÂŁ11.50 (ÂŁ10.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:35 (1hr) ÂŁ12.50 (ÂŁ11.50) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

Free show. After European tour in Prague, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Paris, Dr Brown (surreal and visual comedy master) arrives in Edinburgh. SSSS (Chortle.co.uk) 'This is gold' (Philippe Gaulier). 'Surreal comedy at its best' (Franz Kafka).

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DR GAZEEBO:THE CASE OF THE MISSING SOCK FREE Big Spoon Little Spoon/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

Adventure! Mystery! Time travelling! ... Socks? Dr Gazeebo is a sketch show with it all. Packed full of fun, laughs and snazzy tinfoil hats (batteries not included).

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DOMESTIC GODDI 2: HOW TO COPE Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

2008's sell-out, Rosie Wilkinson and Helen O'Brien return with uniquely formulated, volume-boosting sketches. 'A blisteringly surreal reverie ... funnier than Ainsley Harriott's head in a blender' - SSSS (Metro). 'Ultra-talented ladies' - SSSS (One4Review.com). PreviewAug 5-8: 13:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 13:30 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 13:30 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00)

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DONALD MACK IS A STEREOTYPE - FREE Donald Mack Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

The solo stand-up is back and now he's vexed! Funny, poignant, revealing, funny, charming, offensive, opinionated, challenging, funny, silly, patronising, sharp and funny. I've mentioned funny haven't I? Let's do this! Aug 6-30: 17:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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DOUBLE ART HISTORY Gompertz & Head Underbelly's Hullabaloo, George Square Gardens • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

From his insider's position as a director of the Tate Gallery,Will Gompertz hilariously tells the entire story of modern art in an hour, in an actual classroom, in a mortarboard. 'A visionary' (Prospect Magazine). PreviewAug 7: 17:50 (1hr 10mins) £6.00 Aug 8,11,13,17-20: 17:50 (1hr 10mins) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23: 17:50 (1hr 10mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 34567

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DOUBLE PENETRATION - FREE James Mason & Michal Grobelny/PBH's Free Fringe The Illicit Still, 2 Brougham Street • Grid Ref: F3

Grobelny and Mason take half an hour each to peel back the layers of their psyche, juggle cynicism with righteousness and navigate the pitfalls of selfindulgence, and offer a strategically funny outlook of exasperation.

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DOUG'S SKETCHY SHOW Douglas Faulkner Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

The most schizophrenic half hour you're ever likely to spend! Doug's a capable chameleon with three ridiculous character sketches and three flawlessly observed situation sketches designed to start the day with a tickle of your chuckle button!

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THE DOWNAGE HOTDOCTORS See page 62 for show information

Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

Three DJs, one video monkey and sumptuous kids humming proud. Hotdoctors mix a live soundtrack of funky breaks and dubbed-up messcore, while delivering a stream of ultra-bizarre sketches, stand-up and video tomfoolery.

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THE DURHAM REVUE: 'KNEES UP MOTHER BROWN AND OTHER OBITUARIES' The Durham Revue Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Who was Mother Brown? Why were her knees perpetually elevated? The awardwinning Durham Revue offer their 'funny and original' (ThreeWeeks), factually questionable sketch show.Thoroughly hysterical. PreviewAug 6-7: 13:10 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 13:10 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 13:10 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 13:10 (1hr) £6.50

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DYLAN MORAN:WHAT IT IS Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place • 0844 847 1660 • Grid Ref: C6

The legendary Dylan Moran sees the joy and disappointments of human existence with the sensibility and intense perception of a man teetering on the edge. Painfully funny. 'One of a kind' (Daily Telegraph). Aug 10-11: 20:00 (2hrs 30mins) £20.00 (£18.00) 3456

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THE EARLY EDITION Marcus Brigstocke, Andre Vincent & Guests Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Is your morning paper filled with doom, destruction and downfall? Well, we understand.This is the show that questions all those assumptions, ridicules the naysayers, unravels the spin and pooh-poohs the pomposity of headline print. PreviewAug 7: 12:25 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8,11-13,17-20,24-27: 12:25 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:25 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.50)

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THE EARLY EVENING LAUGH-IN/PBH'S FREE FRINGE Jill Baxter/David Blair/Andy Learmonth/PBH's Free Fringe The Mercat Bar, 28 West Maitland Street • Grid Ref: E1

Come and join the 'Early Evening Laugh-In' for an hour of fun, silliness and acerbic Scottish banter from three exciting up-and-coming comedians. Aug 8-29: 19:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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EARTH CALLING JOHNNY ACECRAFT Spalien Acecraft/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

Kaboomba! The rather dashing Lifechestermesterfestershieldfield-born captain of Spalien Acecraft has absconded to distribute his lyrical whimsicalisms free of charge in an underground Edinburgh drinking den. Interactive intergalactic playground pop for grown-up extraterrestrials. www.spalienacecraft.co.uk

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THE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS SHOWS The 29th Edinburgh Comedy Awards (Formerly the Perrier Awards) Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The winner and nominees of the UK's premiere comedy awards on one fabulous bill! This outstanding comedy show brings you tomorrow's big stars today. Book early. Every year a sell-out! Aug 30: 23:00 (1hr 30mins) £14.00 (£13.00) 3456

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EDWARD ACZEL - EXPLAINS ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ... AND THEN SOLVES THEM Show + Tell

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Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Aczel solves the credit crunch, climate change and, critically, stand-up comedy. 'One of the most original acts in years' (Guardian). SSSSS (Time Out); SSSS (Times); SSSS (Herald). www.showandtelluk.com PreviewAug 7: 19:25 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:25 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:25 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 19:25 (1hr) £6.50

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8½ SONGS ABOUT LOVE (AND OTHER MYTHS) Helen Arney and the London Air-Accordion Society The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Enchanting songs and stand-up about those lovers and liars you just can't live without, from 2008 'Funny Women' semi-finalist Helen Arney. 'Sweetly bookish' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Elfin, charming ... intelligently funny' (BBC Club). www.helenarney.com Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: 18:10 (45mins) £5.00 34567

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THE 80S MOVIE FLASHBACK - FREE The Flashback/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

The Flashback's comic look at your favourite 80s movie characters and where they are now. Starring Rachel Anderson, Rik Moore, and Fraser (BBC Radio 1's 'My Flatmate the Comedian'). 'Fabulously funny original gags' (Chortle.co.uk). www.myspace.com/wearetheflashback Aug 7-13: 16:20 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 14-22: 00:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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ELAINE MALCOLMSON & NIALL BROWNE: ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING Elaine Malcolmson & Niall Browne/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

They came from a land of fairies and giants. One of them is not a giant, the other is not a fairy.Together, Niall and Elaine are all kinds of everything. PreviewAug 2: 17:40 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) PreviewAug 5: 14:10 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 12:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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ELEANOR TIERNAN - TROUBLE Lisa Richards & EdCom Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Do you like mischief and mayhem? Comedy = tragedy + time. See this engaging Irish comic tell stories and jokes about the times she got away with and the times she didn't. 'Jokes - she's good at it' (Scotsman). PreviewAug 5-7: 19:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,19-20,24-27: 19:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) 345 6 7

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THE ELECTRIC CABARET C Presents ... C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

The best comedy acts kick back in the most relaxed and intimate of gigs. Wonderfully unique, chilled-out alternative to late-night bear pits. 'Perfect comedy, an ideal way to start/end the night' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.electriccabaret.net Aug 7,11,17-18,24-25: 23:40 (1hr 15mins) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 23:40 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:40 (1hr 15mins) £7.50 (£6.50)

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ELIS JAMES:THE MOST CAUTIOUS LITTLE BOY IN WALES Good Sense of Humour

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The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Debut offering from Wales's hottest young comedian, unsung star of Rhod Gilbert's BBC Radio Wales show, occasional Radio 1 presenter and host of 2008's 'Comedy Zone'.

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ENOUGH ROPE Harbingers Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

A comedy that explodes the myth that chums actually like each other. 'A keen eye for untapped sources of funny ... a trio to watch out for in the future' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Something rather special' (ThreeWeeks). PreviewAug 6-7: 12:10 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 8-17,19-25,27-30: 12:10 (50mins) £8.00 (£7.00) 3456 7

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ERIC DAVIDSON'S SECOND DAY SOUP! Eric Davidson

AN EVENING WITH BEN DOVER: INNOCENT 'TIL PROVEN FILTHY! Ben Dover in Association With Bluebirdfilms.com

The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

After last year's sell-out show, 'A Tan's a Tan for A' That', Eric returns to Edinburgh with more hilarious, satirical poetry. 'Eric Davidson commands attention' (Edinburgh Evening News).

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ERIC'S TALES OF THE SEA: A SUBMARINER'S YARN Eric Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Unique, riveting, funny, poignant; Eric delves into Royal Navy nuclear submariners' lives. 'Truly excellent' - SSSSS (FringeReview.co.uk). 'Brilliant originality - emotional roller coaster of laughs' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 6-7: 14:40 (1hr) £3.00 Aug 8-16,19-22,24-30: 14:40 (1hr) £5.00 3456 7

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In his one-man show, UK porn legend Ben Dover tells all about his 30-year career in the adult industry, both behind and in front of the camera. Preview Aug 6-7: 22:00 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,18,24-25: 22:00 (1hr) £6.50

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EVERYTHINGYOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GREECE (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) - FREE Manos the Greek/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Outhouse, 12a Broughton Street Lane • 0131 557 6668 • Grid Ref: C5

Geiasou malaka (hello my friends). Is any good word in English not Greek? Crete, Cyprus or Lesbos? Kebab or souvlaki? Are all Greeks homosexuals? www.manosthegreek.com Aug 8-9,11-16,18-23,25-30: 18:10 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

ETCH A SKETCH The Oxford Revue

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Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Oxford University's celebrated sketch comedy group returns for another knockout punch. Alumni from almost 50 years of comedy include Michael Palin, Al Murray, Alan Bennett and many more. 'Expect the unexpected. Only hilarity is guaranteed' (Daily Info, 2009). Preview Aug 6-7: 15:05 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 15:05 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:05 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 15:05 (1hr) £6.50

Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

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EVERYTHINGYOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE, BUT DIDN'T CARE TO ASK Bad Bread The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

This sketch show turns the world on its head, answering the unasked questions of life's improbable events.Want to make your existence worthwhile? Learn from our mistakes. Aug 7-8,10-15: 20:05 (1hr) £5.00 (£4.00) 3456

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EUREKA! Eddie O'Dwyer/PBH's Free Fringe The Illicit Still, 2 Brougham Street • Grid Ref: F3

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 • Grid Ref: F6

Come see our ideas and 'Eureka!' Young, brilliant Edinburgh comics plus guests. Featuring Eddie O'Dwyer (The Stand's 'Best of Red Raw' 2008, 2009) and Daniel Webster ('So You Think You're Funny?' semi-finalist), plus other top acts. www.eddieodwyer.com; www.myspace.com/danielwebstercomedy.

Festival Fringe debut from Irish comedian, Jason Coughlan.This show may contain traces of warm, cute, edgy and occasionally downright filthy humour. Jason's comedy exposes both his soft side and a dark underbelly.

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THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAKSHOW Fit o' the Giggles/PBH's Free Fringe

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Madogs, 38a George Street • Grid Ref: D4

Maximum. Electric. Explosive. Future.Variety. Crazy Swedes that make you scream and laugh! They deliver their own style of old-school slapstick in a new-rave context. 'Eurotrash' is live music, absurd acrobatics, video projections and virtuoso juggling. A must-see act!

Richard Ashcroft sang 'the drugs don't work'. Funny, they seemed fine to us.These three ageing hippies might be the funniest thing you'll see all Fringe. Depends if we can remember where the venue is. www.myspace.com/furryfreakshow

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AN EVENING OF CULTURE: FAITH COUNTY II The American High School Theatre Festival In Mineola County, the community theatre is producing 'Romeo and Juliet'.The cast doesn't have their lines memorised, the set is incomplete and a dog keeps barking: they're gonna give it a go! Aug 9: 14:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 , Aug 10: 10:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 11: 16:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00, Aug 12: 20:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00

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FASCINATING AIDA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Fascinating Aida Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Pilrig Studio, 1b Pilrig Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: A6

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Britain's top female comedy trio return to the Fringe with their unique and hilarious cabaret that has been thrilling audiences for a quarter of a century. 'Hilarious, funny and filthy rude' (Telegraph). 'Brilliant ... Magnetic' (Guardian). Preview Aug 6-8: 19:30 (1hr) £8.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,25-27,31: 19:30 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:30 (1hr) £14.50 (£13.50) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

FELICITY WARD'S UGLY AS A CHILD VARIETY SHOW Gilded Balloon Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Winner - best newcomer, Melbourne Fringe 2008. Felicity was ugly as a child. She had a pan toilet and a Beta video player until 1993. Instead of Easter eggs, she got carob. 'Brilliantly insane and insanely brilliant' (Chortle.co.uk). Preview Aug 5-6: 21:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:15 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 21:15 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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FERGUS CRAIG STILL WATCHES NEIGHBOURS Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and star of 'Star Stories' (Channel 4) shows his favourite clips from 'Neighbours', some home movies and says some funny things. 'Craig was class' (Stage). Preview Aug 5-8: 16:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,31: 16:30 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:30 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00)

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'Unrelentingly quick witted' (In Derry Magazine). Love the Concept unleash their warped and wonderful new sketch show. Come see their big Edinburgh debut and catch the fever that had the Irish Times 'killed laughing'. Preview Aug 5-7: 18:15 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:15 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 18:15 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ6.00)

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FIFTY MINUTE ITCH Mark Restuccia and Toby Brown/PBH's Free Fringe Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

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52 MAN PICKUP - FREE Desiree Burch/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

Comedian/neo-futurist Desiree Burch shuffles stand-up, storytelling and a deck of sexual experience. SSSS (Time Out NY). 'Unrelentingly funny ... terribly honest' (L Magazine). 'One of the best shows in the NYC Fringe' (NY Press). Aug 7-9,11,13-16,18,20-21,23,25,27-30: 21:30 (1hr 20mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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FIND ME THE FUNNY Wild Rover Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Kurtis Matthews CEO, of San Francisco Comedy College, presents a showcase of the hottest new comedy talent from Northern Ireland and an even hotter celebrity guest. An unforgettable comedy coming of age. Aug 18: 16:00 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 18: 18:00 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ7.00) 3456

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FITCHEW & FRIENDS - S X 5 Chris Fitchew/PBH's Free Fringe See page 113 for show information

Bannermans, 212 Cowgate • Grid Ref: E5

Sitcom. Short play. Sketches. Stand-up. Song. Chris Fitchew, from the acclaimed comedy duo Lick & Chew (SSSS [Metro]), brings together five comic disciplines in 55 minutes. 'Chris Fitchew ... stands out' (Guardian).

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FIVE CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF SUSAN Susan Harrison Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Susan Harrison, 'in possession of razor sharp timing' (UKTheatre.net), transforms into five completely different individuals. Funny, twisted and surprisingly poignant, this is character comedy at its very best. 'Utterly convincing' (Sunday Telegraph). Preview Aug 6-7: 14:45 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 14:45 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:45 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 14:45 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Scary international stories made up just for you. Ill-informed rumour and comedy half-truth. Die in debt, shop for your lives, victorious we spend.The planet's fkd, it's your fault - have a nice weekend.

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FOIL ARMS AND HOG - SKETCH COMEDY SHOW Foil Arms and Hog Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Blasting out an hour of relentless sketch comedy, the Irish trio of comedians will have you soiling your breeches with their innovative brand of observational and character-based comedy. www.foilarmsandhog.ie Preview Aug 6-7: 21:40 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,24-27: 21:40 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:40 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

BAFTA award-winning star of The Big Impression (BBC1) returns to Edinburgh for the first time in ten years. No wigs, no make-up but more voices than any other show including, most importantly, his own!

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FOOTLIGHTS IN 'WISHFUL THINKING' Cambridge Footlights Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Following sell-out runs in 2007 and 2008, the world-famous Cambridge Footlights return to the Fringe with an all-new show about deceptions and delusions. 'Must-have ticket' (Times). Preview Aug 5-7: 16:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,31: 16:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50)

‘Wickedly funny mimicry’ SUNDAY MIRROR

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FORDY'S LOCK-IN Fluid Thinking

ASSEMBLY HALL RAINY HALL 0131 623 3030 www.assemblyfestival.com

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Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Join BBC Radio 6 Music and 5 Live favourite Matt Forde for late-night drinking and buffoonery with the best Fringe comedians every night. 'Sore throats and stomach cramps guaranteed. Pure dead brilliant' (ThreeWeeks). 'Perfectly timed' (Metro). Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 00:00 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 11-13,17,19-20,24-27: 00:00 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 (£5.00) 34567 8 9

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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Five Pound Fringe The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Fringe favourites dust off old shows, this year's sell-outs add extra dates, special secret gigs. Acts announced daily - check website, boards, keep your ear to the ground.You don't want to miss this. Aug 11-30: 23:59 (1hr 1mins) £5.00 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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45 MINUTES TO SAVE THE WORLD James and Nidal Agha/Toby Brown/PBH's Free Fringe Dragonfly, 52 West Port • Grid Ref: F4

A bold claim - but after stand-up from James and Nidal Agha, Mark Restuccia and Toby Brown - you will never see things the same again. Shoes might fly. Aug 8-29: 19:50 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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40 WORDS Peter Buckley Hill/PBH's Free Fringe The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch insurrectionists contradistinguishing counterrevolutionary interdenominational establishmentarianism, incomprehensiblise institutionalisations, intellectualisations, journalistically, jurisdictionally, neurophysiologically, overenthusiastically: over-apprehensiveness. Weltanschauungen? Wholeheartedness? Ultramicroscopical microminiaturization transmogrifications psychopathologically zoogeographical, zoophytological. Vernacularize valetudinarianism, weatherstrippers! Oversimplification? Overwhelming overindulgences? Incandescence thermoluminesces. Pseudointellectuals philosophically pontificate, disenfranchising straightforwardness. Or not. Aug 8-11,13-18,20-25,27-30: 18:05 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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BBC Radio 4 Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Four great acts and a top-notch host make one fabulous stand-up show for BBC Radio 4, the home of radio comedy. Aug 19: 19:30 (1hr 15mins) (FreeTicketed) Aug 19: 22:30 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed)

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4 POOFS AND A PIANO - SMOKE AND MIRRORBALLS 4 Poofs and a Piano Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Drop everything! The fabulous foursome are storming back with another helping of frisky footwork and musical madness. Fun, outrageous and rarely in the best possible taste. Book early! Preview Aug 5-7: 18:00 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8-13,17-18,20,24-27: 18:00 (1hr) £13.00 (£11.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:00 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.50)

4.30pm 5 - 31 August “Mackenzie & McGuire are ACTUALLY FUNNY.” Pauline McLynn ‘Father Ted’ “Absolutely hilarious. 100% the ones to watch" ËËËËËThe Wireless Theatre Company

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FOUR SAD FACES: PITH AND VINEGAR Four Sad Faces/PBH's Free Fringe The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

BBC's 'Four Sad Faces' return to the Fringe, dragging a big rickety wagon of hilarious new sketches with them. Join them - it's free! 'Mature, robust and polished' (Scotsman). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Aug 8-18: 12:10 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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FRANK SKINNER'S CREDIT CRUNCH CABARET Avalon Promotions Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

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Laughing all the way to the bank closure. Direct from a sell-out run in London's West End, Frank Skinner hosts a series of variety shows starring award-winning comedians, musical acts and variety performers. Aug 14-16,18-30: 18:50 (1hr 30mins) £10.00 Aug 27-29: 00:00 (1hr 30mins) £10.00 34567

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FREE & EASY Stu & Garry/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club, 5 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Stu & Garry return with their highly acclaimed lunchtime show. Great improvised comedy, superb food and absolutely free entry. 'Very, very laugh out loud funny' SSSSS (Evening News). 'Funny and free, what more do you want?' (Scotsman). Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23,29-30: 00:30 (1hr 40mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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FREE AND FREAKIN' AWESOME COMEDY SHOWCASE Scottish/Aussie Comic Cowboy Ro Campbell and Pro-Circuit Guests Bannermans, 212 Cowgate • Grid Ref: E5

Scottish/Aussie comic cowboy Ro Campbell hosts an awesome showcase of professional comics from the UK and international circuits. 'A hugely entertaining and accomplished performer' - SSSS (Skinny). Aug 9-14,16-21,23-28: 17:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8 9

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FREEDOM COME, FREEDOM GO! - FREE Tom Read/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

90 days' detention. Police upset by insects. Man arrested for chalking 'Are we free?' on pavement. Stop and search outside Liberty exhibition. ID cards. DNA database. Protest illegalised. Extradition.Torture. Are we free? Come see! Aug 8-17,19-24,26-29: 15:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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THE FREE LATE SHOW Yariv Perelmuter/Laughing Horse Free Festival

FRONT ROW BBC Radio 4

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover St • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Comedian Yariv Perelmuter, also known as his character Grisha - 'Shows flashes of brilliance' (List) - is back with new characters, stand-up and a guitar. 'Played the minority card nicely ... rounding the first half with class' (Issuu.com).

Mark Lawson presents BBC Radio 4's arts show, reporting on the hits, misses, debates and talking points of the festival so far.

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'This would still be a great show if you had to pay, but as it's free it's superb!' SSSSS (ThreeWeeks, 2008). Benny Boot invites his favourite comedians from the circuit to share their jokes with you for free! Aug 8-9,11-16,18-23,25-29: 16:05 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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FRESH FACES AT THE FREE FRINGE Danny Worthington, Elise Harris and Others/PBH's Free Fringe The White Horse, 266 Cannongate • Grid Ref: D6

Elise Harris and Danny Worthington present a variable bill of five or more of the newest comedy acts each day. Some measure their comedy careers in months, some a little longer. Aug 8-29: 14:50 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE FUDGE SHOW Patch Hyde and Adam Tempest The Fudge Kitchen, 30 High Street • 07841 194 222 • Grid Ref: E6

Patch Hyde and Adam Tempest host the only comedy club situated in an actual fudge shop. Expect two top stand-ups, free fudge for all, and 'multimedia' exploration of what it takes to be a top fudgeman.

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FRISKY AND MANNISH'S SCHOOL OF POP Frisky and Mannish

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THE GADABOUTS The Gadabouts

Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Pop music is extremely dangerous. It lies.We are not fooled. It's time for reeducation. 'White-hot ones to watch' (Time Out). 'Extraordinarily gifted, astonishing performers' (FringeReport.com). 'A smidgin of fun' (Times). Preview Aug 6-7: 21:00 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,17,24-25: 21:00 (1hr) £6.50

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Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

The White Horse, 266 Cannongate • Grid Ref: D6

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Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

They're back! After 2008's cult hit. 'Excellent' (Time Out).The Gadabouts unleash more 'laugh a minute sketches' (List). And now with a late-night slot! 'About as silly as it gets' (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 5-7: 23:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 23:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) 345 6 7

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GAGHOLE - FREE Gaghole/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Free stand-up comedy from the best in upcoming and alternative comedy acts - a fresh and different line-up every night, all for free. For updated listings, visit www.gag-hole.com. Preview Aug 6: 21:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 21:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

GARY LITTLE: HE WAS ONLY JAIL GAY Gary Little/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Now that he's free to make you laugh again, enjoy ridiculous to sublime tales of depression, sex parties, eBay and life on the inside. 'Consistently imaginative material' (Herald). 'Punchy, perceptive, puerile' (List). Preview Aug 3: 22:00 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Preview Aug 5: 20:30 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 21:45 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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GAVIN WEBSTER'S FALDERAL Gavin Webster/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Gavin used to work at the rumour mill until it closed down.There's no more think tanks need manufacturing now, so Gavin has stripped it bare and become a nonsense merchant.Warning: expect some very good jokes. Preview Aug 5: 20:50 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) Preview Aug 6: 20:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 22:20 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00)

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GAZE: LOVIN' EARTH TOUR 2009 - FREE Gaze/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch St • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Earth is a fragile place. Like a fat man in a blue and green suit on a trapeze - will it fall? Gaze have returned with a mission in music. Help us save Mother Earth.

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Pioneering stand-up comedy. A jolly dissection of the human condition, its wondrous depravity and grotesque beauty. 'Wicked ... twisted ... deliciously dark' (Time Out). Aug 7-10,12-17: 22:15 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 19-24,26-30: 23:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00

'Ged and George (GAG), Pure Stand-Up!' does what it says in the brochure.Two highly acclaimed new acts are here with their first Edinburgh show. Come along and larf! Aug 6-15: 00:05 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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GEEK NIGHT OUT - CHARITY EVENING Geek Night Out Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

For one night only, the London comedy sensation travels to Edinburgh for a special charity event.Top stand-up comics reveal their inner geek passions. Free entry - with suggested donations. Aug 17: 23:40 (1hr 50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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GEOFF NORCOTT - THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT MEN AND WOMEN Geoff Norcott Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Geoff Norcott has been probing the heart of sex and gender.To his surprise, the stereotypes he once ridiculed may actually be enshrined in our DNA. 'Funny, charming and optimistic' (List). Preview Aug 5-7: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ11.00 (ÂŁ9.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ10.50)

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GERALDINE QUINN - HEX AND THE CITY Geraldine Quinn

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Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Sold out, Adelaide and Melbourne 2009. Ginger. Female. Childless. Accused of witchcraft, musical comedian Quinn must survive her atheist rock opera or be burned alive. 'Cleverly devised, brutally honest' - SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Misanthropic angsty hilarity' (Age, Melbourne). Preview Aug 6-7: 22:20 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:20 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:20 (1hr) ÂŁ10.50 (ÂŁ9.50) Aug 11,17-18,25: 22:20 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50

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GERRY HOWELL'S INCUBATION HOUR Show + Tell Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Howell presents his 'weirdly wonderful' (Evening Standard) debut, musing on life, the universe and eggs - with help from some characters very similiar to himself. 'A young Eddie Izzard' (Guardian). 'A truly brilliant talent' (Time Out). www.showandtelluk.com Preview Aug 6-7: 17:15 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 17:15 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:15 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 11,17,24-25: 17:15 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50

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GET HAPPY IN EDINBURGH Get Happy Comedy C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

London's friendliest comedy night hits Edinburgh. An hour of the best rising stars, and a top headliner every show. Plus games, competitions and prizes. 'A delightful gig' (Time Out). 'An ace comedy night' (Channel4.com/4Laughs). www.gethappycomedy.com Aug 6-7,11,17-18,24-25: 23:00 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 23:00 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:00 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50)

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Seann Walsh, 2009 Chortle best newcomer and Leicester Mercury comedian of the year. 'A solid gagsmith, a synthesis of Steve Coogan and Dylan Moran' (Independent). Paul McCaffrey, 2008 London paper/Soho theatre London Comic Competition winner.

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GET UP STAND UP! WMD Awareness Programme/Mirth Control The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

The brilliant mix of top comedy, live music and nuclear politics returns. Excellent value with a different line-up daily including Ivan Brackenbury, Robin Ince, Phil Nichol and Paul Sinha, plus free nibbles at your table. Aug 10-30: 17:00 (2hrs) ÂŁ4.00 (ÂŁ3.00)

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GET UP, STAND-UP Robin Buckland, Murray Cummings and Karel Hutter/PBH's Free Fringe The Phoenix, 46 Broughton Street • Grid Ref: B5

An early-evening showcase of some of the most exciting new comics around. Featuring the deadpan, downbeat Robin Buckland; the high-energy silliness of Murray Cummings; and the hilarious storytelling of Karel Hutter. Aug 8-16,18,20-22,24-29: 19:10 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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GIACINTO PALMIERI: ITALIAN MISFIT - FREE Giacinto Palmieri/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Don't expect Italian Giacinto Palmieri to dress fashionably or cook lasagne. Maybe that's why he moved to Britain. Expect, instead, the funniest jokes on phrasal verbs you'll find this year on the Fringe.

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GINGER & BLACK:THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND TIMES OF HAROLD Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

BBC3 and E4's 'Musical Storytellers' tell a tale about what a boy did when Hitler was around. They'll use jokes, songs and some enchanted props. SSSS (Fest); SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 5-8: 18:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 18:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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GINGER NUTS AT THE FREE FRINGE Rory O'Hanlon Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Rory O'Hanlon presents his debut Edinburgh show, a satirical and informative look at one man's struggle to overcome life's obstacles and boundaries to reaching one goal; albeit with the disadvantage of having ginger nuts.

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GIRLS WITH GUNS Gilded Balloon Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

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Assembly at Assembly Hall 0131 623 3030 assemblyfestival.com 0131 226 0000 www.edfringe.com www.jasonbyrne.ie

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Join if.comedy best newcomer 2007 nominee Zoe Lyons, and star of ITV2's 'FWTV' Tiffany Stevenson, as they present the elite of female comedy talent, joined by a token male comedian as their (special) guest. Aug 13-16,20-23,27-30: 23:45 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) 34567

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GLENN WOOL: LETYOUR HANDS GO Glenn Wool Underbelly's Hullabaloo, George Square Gardens • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Been around the world having mishaps recently that I turned into humorous stories; I did it just for you. I need you to justify my existence. Come. I'm lonely, and I need to talk. Preview Aug 7: 21:25 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,24-26: 21:25 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,31: 21:25 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 27-30: 21:25 (1hr) £15.00 (£12.50)

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GODLEY'S WORLD Janey Godley Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

True travel tales from the multi-award-winning Glaswegian. A sticky Jesus in New York; a tiger in New Zealand; death on a Highland train. 'Some of the sharpestelbowed comedy in the world' (New York Times). www.janeygodley.co.uk Preview Aug 5-7: 19:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-26,31: 19:00 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 19:00 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50)

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GOLDENANORAK UNZIPPED goldenanorak/PBH's Free Fringe The Mercat Bar, 28 West Maitland Street • Grid Ref: E1

Sketch and stand-up group goldenanorak bring you a glorious concoction of sharp and sexy stand-up, scandalous sketches and delicious character comedy. Panting with puppy-like enthusiasm, this beast is best in show. www.goldenanorak.com. Aug 8-11,13-18,20-29: 17:20 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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AVALON PROMOTIONS LTD present

Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

From auditions to director's cut, this movie-inspired improvisation show creates an original film before your eyes every night.You pick the title, we'll take it from there, singing and crying our way to the Oscars. Preview Aug 6: 20:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-19: 20:00 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) 3456

“An inspired mix of surreal banter”

“With killer lines, great delivery and with a delightful dollop of surprises, Craig was class”

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THE GOOD,THE BAD & THE CUDDLY 'RIDE AGAIN' - FREE Sion James/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch St • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Cuddly Sion James saddles up again after three years sell-out sensation, with special guests and stars of the Fringe with free laffs, cuddles and badges.There's good, bad and cuddly in everyone ... www.freefestival.co.uk Aug 16-30: 16:10 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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GORDON SOUTHERN:THE UNOFFICIAL ANNUAL 2009 Glorious Talent Management Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

STAR OF CHANNEL 4’s ‘STAR STORIES’ WINNER OF HACKNEY EMPIRE NEW ACT OF THE YEAR 2009 5th - 31st Aug (except 17th) at 16.30 0131 556 6550 · www.pleasance.co.uk · www.avalonuk.com

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'One of the funniest things I've seen' (Scotsman). International word clown returns from Adelaide and Melbourne - 'so charming you want to take him home' (Age) - to smash out this awesome evolving scrapbook. www.gordonsouthern.com

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GRAEME THOMAS IS WOUND UP Graeme Thomas/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

Scottish circuit regular andTV warm-up act brings a new free show to Edinburgh. 'Thomas is superb' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Interacting with a crowd he could mix it up with any Fringe performer' (Fest).

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THE GRANDEE WAY Grandees Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

'Perfectly executed comedy' - SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Soho, 1983. Martinis club opens for business. Lurking in the shadows of Thatcher's London, the insane Grandee mob are about to change the world. 'Utter madness' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 6-7: 15:45 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 15:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:45 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 15:45 (1hr) £6.50

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THE GREAT BIG COMEDY PICNIC - FREE Ian Fox Presents Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

For the seventh year the picnic returns for more teatime titters. Free tickets. Free Tibet! Critics' Choice 2006 and 2007 - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Aug 6-30: 16:50 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

GREG BEHRENDT Assembly By Arrangement With Avalon Assembly @ George St, Assembly Rooms, 54 George St • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

US stand-up star, 'Sex And The City' consultant and writer of the New York Times bestselling book 'He's Just Not That Into You' makes his UK debut. 'Outstanding, impeccable and one for the ages' (Montreal Gazette). Preview Aug 6-7: 19:40 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-26,31: 19:40 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 19:40 (1hr) £13.00 (£12.00)

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Hysterical sketch comedy. Great characters, surrealism, silliness, 80s power ballads and 90s icons.With individual comedy credits from 'Little Britain' to 'Run Fatboy Run' not to mention a Fringe First - guaranteed hilarity! Preview Aug 6-7: 16:10 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:10 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,17,24-25: 16:10 (1hr) £6.50 Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 16:10 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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THE GUARDIAN LIVE AT THE GILDED BALLOON Dabster Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

The best of Edinburgh, absolutely free! Join 'The Guardian Live at the Gilded Balloon' for the recording of our unmissable podcast. Performances and chat from top Fringe comedians. Different show every day. Aug 10-14,17-21,24-28: 12:00 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 34567

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HANNAH GADSBY - KISS ME QUICK I'M FULL OF JUBES Dick the Horse & EdCom Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Hannah is an award-winning comic who just wants a quiet chat about the importance of self-destructive behaviour and the benefits of defective memories. 'Deadpan perfection.' (Edinburgh Skinnyfest). Preview Aug 6-7: 19:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,30: 19:20 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-29: 19:20 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00)

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HANS TEEUWEN Hans Teeuwen Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

'Genius' - SSSSS (Metro). 'This guy is a radical genius' (Time Out). 'One of the few comedians now working to whom the word genius might be applied' - SSSSS (Guardian). 'Absurdist Dutch Genius' - SSSS (Times). Also very, very funny. Aug 13-15,26-28: 23:35 (1hr) £14.50 (£12.50) 3456

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What could be more memorable than a fat Glaswegian Sikh cooking dinner whilst telling anecdotes? That's right: nothing. So come to the most memorable Glaswegian/ Sikh cooking show in the world (excluding Namibia). Preview Aug 5: 19:00 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:00 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 10-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 19:00 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00)

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HARI KRISHNA AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONED Karl Edrik Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

Join Karl on his quest for enlightenment.Will he find nirvana or Tantric sex and Honeybee brandy? No swearing, but expect references to cocaine and bisexual hookers. Aug 7-30: 17:40 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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HATTY AND TONY RUB IT BETTER (FOR FREE!) Hatty and Tony/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Hatty Ashdown (Channel 4 presenter, BBC Radio London) and Tony MacMurray ('The Office', 'Last Chancers') do funny stuff like stand-up and sketches and things for the damn hell of it. www.freefestival.co.uk Aug 6-9,11-23,25-30: 13:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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HEAVEN IS SICK - FREE

HEY TOM BELL!

Dearest RAS/PBH's Free Fringe

Tom Bell/PBH's Free Fringe

The Grape, 12-13 St Andrew Square • Grid Ref: D4

The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

Have you ever died? No. Neither had Dr Bishop, until God caught him e-perving Kelly Holmes at the Commonwealth Games.Watch him 'curing' heaven's sick-heads: Goebbles, Lassie,Tutancamun, and more.

A fresh hour of feel-good comedy from the Free Fringe favourite. Critics' Choice: 'Truly high quality' (Guardian). 'Winning and eccentric' (BBC.co.uk). 'Very good indeed' - SSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Practise clapping now. See you there. www.tombell.org

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HELEN KEEN:THE PRIMITIVE METHODIST GUIDE TO ARCTIC SURVIVAL Helen Keen

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HI, MY NAME'S CHRIS HENRY! Chris Henry

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Channel 4 New Comedy Writing Award winner trivialises true tales of her un-Anglican ancestor's Arctic truimph. 'Crisp, sophisticated comedy' (Guardian). 'Packed with gags, silliness and science' (Broadway Baby). www.helenkeen.com

A Scotsman you don't need a translator for that will have you laughing at subjects usually un-mentioned before dinner. An exuberant, rude and entertaining comedian! Not for children or politically correct Neanderthals!

Preview Aug 5-7: 12:45 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:45 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 12:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00

Aug 8-16: 12:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE HOLY TRINITY PBH's Free Fringe

THE HERESY PROJECT: KILL YOUR GOD

Madogs, 38a George Street • Grid Ref: D4

Heresy Comedy

This three-headed monster of modern multiculturalism will make you laugh with its acid tongue, nimble brain and gobby mouth. 'Sharp original lines ... a good bunch of quietly impressive stuff ... creates a buzz of excitement in the room' (Chortle.co.uk).

Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

'Hard-hitting, no-holds-barred comedy ... satirising religion and militant atheism' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Makes Richard Dawkins look like the Archbishop of Canterbury' (Scotsman). 'See them in hell' (Skinny). www.heresycomedy.com Aug 6-30: 16:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4 Aug 6-30: 20:40 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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HOOPLA - IMPRO SHOW - FREE Hoopla Impro/PBH's Free Fringe

HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE After Dark

The Rat Pack, 9b Shandwick Place • Free shows only, no box office • Grid Ref: E2

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Improvised scenes, sketches and songs based on audience suggestions.The Hoopla team perform a different show every evening. Hoopla are the resident impro group at the Bedford, south London's leading comedy venue. www.hooplaimpro.com

Be prepared for the inevitable. Celebrated expert Dr Dale and his team teach you how to battle the undead hordes in this inventive, enlightening and insanely informative seminar.This show will save your life.

Aug 8-29: 17:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

Preview Aug 7-8: 19:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-31: 19:45 (1hr) £7.00

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HOT PINK BREAKTHROUGH BALLOON SHOW Gilded Balloon

HUGH HUGHES IN ... 360 Hoipolloi/Escalator East to Edinburgh

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Can laughter save lives? It can if you join us for the first 'Hot Pink Breakthrough Balloon Show' benefitting Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Breakthrough is a pioneering charity changing lives through research, campaigning and education. Aug 22: 15:00 (2hrs) £12.50 3456

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Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Award-winning emerging Welsh artist, Hugh Hughes, invites you into his wonderful world to share an evening of delightfully comic stories of friendship, mountains and the sculpture of the excitement of building the dam. www.hoipolloi.org.uk Preview Aug 5-7: 19:05 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-10,12-13,18-20,24-27,31: 19:05 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:05 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50)

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HOUR OF THE LYNX Gilded Balloon/Critical Mass Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

A young man in a mental institution has killed again. Two women, a psychiatrist and a priest, come to his cell to discuss how to proceed. The discussion will change all their lives. Preview Aug 5-6: 15:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:15 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 10-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 15:15 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00)

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HYPOCRITIC OAFS St George's Medics Revue Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

Celebrating our 10th Edinburgh show! Prepare for side-splitting, fast-paced, topical comedy sketches.Warning! Patrons may be subjected to long waiting times and bedpan humour.Thank God for Tena Lady. Contains offensive material and strong language. Aug 24-30: 14:45 (40mins) £7.50 (£6.50)

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HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE BRITAIN? Christopher Fairweather

IAN KENDALL'S 18TH BIRTHDAY MAGIC SHOW Ian Kendall

The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

In poems, prose and satirical songs, Christopher Fairweather takes an hilarious look at problems facing Britain.Topics include TV, transport, drink, dustbins, money and members of parliament. (Includes some unique solutions!) www.oceanpixel.org

This is Ian's 18th year at the Fringe, and to celebrate almost two decades of obscurity he's mixing new magic with favourites from past shows. 'Slick, stylish sleight of hand' - SSSS (Broadway Baby).

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OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CORDUROY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

GOD COLLAR

‘So many immigrants...’ DAILY MAIL

‘Taxes, Europe, the NHS...!’ TELEGRAPH

‘I miss Diana’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Jade’s Tits’ THE SUN

‘Glooble Warmming’ GUARDIAN

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ASSEMBLY HALL RAINY HALL 0131 623 3030 www.assemblyfestival.com

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IDIOTS OF ANTS:THIS IS WAR Pleasance Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Following two sell-out Edinburghs, the Ants (BBC1, E4, Radio 4) return with their unique blend of fast-paced sketch comedy. 'Sheer excellence' (Scotland on Sunday). 'Must See!' (Daily Telegraph). 'Brilliant' (Time Out). www.idiotsofants.com Preview Aug 5-7: 20:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,19-20,25-27,31: 20:15 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:15 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) 345 6 7

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I DON'T WANT TO GROW UP Conor McGinley/PBH's Free Fringe Voodoo Bar, 8 Torphichen Place • Grid Ref: E1

Conor puts on trial the paradigm shifts that lead to maturity. Has he a point or has his London/Irish and dyslexic upbringing left him too cynical? Anything for Laffs 2007 winner.

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I'LL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU THAT WAY Pleasance/Mackenzie & McGuire Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

After sell-out London shows, a new comic play about unlikely friends who meet in rehab. 'Absolutely hilarious. 100% ones to watch' (WirelessTheatreCompany.co.uk). 'Mackenzie & McGuire are actually funny' (Pauline McLynn - 'Father Ted'). Preview Aug 5-7: 16:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24,26-27,31: 16:30 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

THE IMPROLYMPIANS - FREE The Improlympians/PBH's Free Fringe The Grape, 12-13 St Andrew Square • Grid Ref: D4

If comedy were a crime, the Improlympians would be on death row. Improvising. Join them for a completely improvised play: you provide the title, they turn it into a play. It's the 'Ready Steady Cook' of theatre.

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THE IMPROVERTS EUTC Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Place • 0131 225 9893 • Grid Ref: F5

Edinburgh's resident improvised comedy troupe is back for its 20th year at the Fringe. Hilarious sketches based entirely on audience suggestions. 'Tears of laughter were copious' (Scotsman). 'Never fails to make you laugh out loud' (BroadwayBaby.com).

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AN IMPROVISED HISTORY OF ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING Project Steve Productions Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

'An Improvised History of Absolutely Everything' challenges our crack team of comedians to recreate famous events based entirely on audience suggestions. Waterloo won by the French? Mussolini addicted to custard? The choice is yours! Preview Aug 24: 14:45 (1hr) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 25-31: 14:45 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) 34567

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INNER BADGER - FREE Julie Jepson/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

'Intelligent stand-up that is instantly engaging.Truly fabulous' (BBC.co.uk). 'A natural ... Instant control of the audience' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Beautiful moosetash' (my mum). www.juliejepson.co.uk Aug 7-16: 12:35 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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INSIDE ALAN FRANCIS & BARNABY POWER Alan Francis & Barnaby Power/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Two of the country's finest comic performers bring you sketches and characters that bite. 'Odd, uncomfortable and extremely funny' - SSSS (List). 'Timing that could give Accurist a run for their money' - SSSS (Scotsman).

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INSTANT SUNSHINE Instant Sunshine Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Returning with their unique and very funny blend of music and humour, Instant Sunshine perform their own songs and provide a closely observed and wry commentary on life. Brilliantly crafted musical comedy for everyone. 'Very, very entertaining' (Scotsman). Aug 16-22: 18:10 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) 3456

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IONA DUDLEY-WARD'S A BIT OF A CHARACTER Iona Dudley-Ward The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

Iona Dudley-Ward (award winner at Brighton Festival 2004) presents socially inept, attention-seeking, cringe-worthy characters - live and on screen - in this multimedia one-woman character and situation comedy sketch show.

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I ONLY WANNA HEAR GOOD! - FREE Sol Bernstein/Laughing Horse Free Festival See page 21 for show information

Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

'I Only Wanna Hear Good!' Sol Bernstein, the world's oldest Jewish comedian, is still standing. 'One part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks and three parts like nothing you've ever heard' (Guardian). Aug 6-9,11-16,18-23,25-30: 20:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456 7

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ISMA ALMAS BOMBS Isma Almas/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

'A one-woman antidote to Islamophobia' (Leeds Guide). Buckle up for this hilarious cultural extravaganza of a white-knuckle comedy ride. One of the most original and charming circuit comedians expertly annihilates whole herds of sacred cows.

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IS THE DAILY MAIL DEADYET? Baby Chimp Productions Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

The Mail considers itself to be the voice of middle England.This show considers it to be the voice of outdated, emasculated racists. A hilariously liberal attack against those groups it's okay to hate. Preview Aug 6-8: 23:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,16-17,19-20,23-27,30: 23:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 23:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50)

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ISZI LAWRENCE: MATTER OF TACT - FREE Iszi Lawrence/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Caught between Christian friends and Muslim family, Iszi Lawrence, 'long lost daughter of Marcus Brigstocke' (LilFatComedy.com), battles science friction. TimeOut.com-recommended. LondonLite comedy pick. 'Worth seeing before she's selling out the big venues' (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 6: 14:45 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-18,20-30: 14:45 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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IT'S GOT JOKES IN - FREE Catie Wilkins, Hannah George and Lou Sanders/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Hannah George, winner, Paramount student 2007 - 'An exciting, unforgettable new talent' (Paramount). Catie Wilkins, winner, King-Gong 2008 - 'Very funny' (Jimmy Carr). Lou Sanders, MySpace nominee 2008 - 'sparkle that makes a good performer great' (ITV).

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IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD (BUTYOU CAN SEE IT FROM HERE) Mike Bubbins The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Life was rubbish. By the skip-load. But an Edinburgh show? At lunchtime? Mike's glass was overflowing.With sour grapes.Which is funny. Unless you're Mike.

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IT SPEAKS! TALES OF A RELUCTANT SHOWGIRL Ophelia Bitz Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

International cabaret miscreant Ophelia Bitz unleashes her new solo show. Songs, silliness, bile and vitriol with an unhealthy dash of dingbattery and erotic fruit consumption! 'Don't miss her show!' (Time Out London).

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IVAN BRACKENBURY'S ALL NEW HOSPITAL RADIO SHOW CKP By Arrangement With Ashley Boroda Entertainment See page 93 for show information

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Discover the legend behind the microphone. If.comedy Award nominee.Winner of Spirit of Fringe. As heard on Radio 2. 'Never ending bombardment of great gags' - SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). 'Special' (Scotsman).Total sell-out 2007/08. www.ivanbrackenbury.com Preview Aug 5-8: 18:40 (55mins) £6.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 18:40 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:40 (55mins) £10.50 (£9.50)

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I WISH I COULD BE LIKE ANDREW WATTS Andrew Watts C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Who wouldn't want to be like Andrew Watts? Find out how in his eagerly-awaited one-man show. 'Observational genius' (ThreeWeeks). 'Posh and witty ... exquisitely funny' (Time Out). Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 22:00 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 22:00 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:00 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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JACK MINK AT WORLD'S END Monkey Productions The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Jack Mink is a bloke, or so he says. I've known him a long time. He says he's a comedian but he's dark. Mixing stand-up, clowning and improvisation, this is his show. Preview Aug 7-8: 22:40 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 10-15,17-22: 22:40 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 24-29: 18:40 (45mins) £5.00 34567

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JACK OFFLINE Ladma/PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

Three dysfunctional losers.Two half-wit brothers. One sordid little world. Live mockumentary sitcom from award-winning comedy group, Ladma. As seen on the BBC and Current TV. 'Hilariously inappropriate' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Priceless mockumentary genius ... comic gold' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Aug 8-9,11-16,18-23,25-29: 14:45 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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JACK WHITEHALL - NEARLY REBELLIOUS Chambers Management

JAMES DOWDESWELL - WHEN I GREW UP I WANTED TO BE KENNY EVERETT AND OTHER STORIES James Dowdeswell

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Jack's always wanted to be a real man, like the ones in the audience at 'Top Gear', but unfortunately he likes Smirnoff Ice and doesn't look good with his shirt off. 'Shoo-in for stardom' (Evening Standard).

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JAKEYAPP PRESENTS HALLO, MUSIC LOVERS! Jake Yapp

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JAKEYAPP'S FREE AT FOUR Jake Yapp/PBH's Free Fringe Madogs, 38a George Street • Grid Ref: D4

Sony Comedy Award nominee Jake Yapp's cash-conscious show for discerning freeloaders. Songs, sketches, stand-up, and all free. May contain bum notes. 2008 review: 'Intelligent wit and a dry and dirty sense of humour' (ThreeWeeks).

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'Ever wondered what would happen if Bill Bailey and Marcus Brigstocke had a child ... ?' (Chortle.co.uk). Radio 4 appearances include 'Loose Ends', '4 Stands Up', and writing for 'Now Show', 'News Quiz'. 'Brilliant ... brilliant ... brilliant' (Scotsman).

Fans of Lily Allen, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jay Z, stay away from this cheerful desecration of musical 'greats'. Exclusive, new material. 2008 reviews: 'rare gem' (ThreeWeeks); 'Inventively funny' (Scotsman); 'Diamond-edged wit' (EdinburghCentric.com).

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Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Preview Aug 6-7: 20:20 (50mins) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 8-17,19-30: 20:20 (50mins) £8.00 (£6.50)

Show and tell for grown-ups. James ('Extras', BBC) unveils curious objects and tells stories about them. 'A real master of the comedian's craft' (Chortle.co.uk).

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JAMIE KILSTEIN - REVENGE OF THE SERFS Assembly Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

America may have elected the black guy, but we are still screwing over the rest of the world. 'Possibly the most impressive writer-performer I have seen all year' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). Preview Aug 6-8: 21:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,25-26,31: 21:00 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 21:00 (1hr) £13.00 (£12.00)

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JANEANE GAROFALO Gilded Balloon Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Emmy nominated actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. 'A fine hour of stand-up in anyone's books' (Chortle.co.uk). Aug 6-15: 20:30 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) 3456

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JARLATH REGAN - MAN OF VERY LITTLE MYSTERY Lisa Richards and EdCom Present Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Sold out 2008. An afternoon at the Fringe is not complete without an hour in the company of Jarlath Regan. 'Side-splitting stuff' - SSSS (Metro). 'The perfect tea time show' (Chortle.co.uk). Aug 5-8: 16:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27: 16:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-31: 16:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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JASON BYRNE:THE BYRNE SUPREMACY Phil McIntyre Entertainment Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

Total sell-out, 1997-2008. 'A bit like witnessing lightning in a bottle' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Comic nitroglycerine' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Stand-up so joyous, the clinically depressed should get it on prescription' (Metro). Aug 6-8: 20:15 (1hr) £9.50 Aug 9-13,18-20,25-26,31: 20:15 (1hr) £15.00 Aug 14-16,21-23: 20:15 (1hr) £16.00 Aug 27-30: 20:15 (1hr) £17.50

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Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2 Aug 21-22,28-29: 23:30 (1hr) £15.00 3456

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‘If you’re not cheered up by this, you have no soul’ THE LIST

JASON COOK: FEAR Jason Cook/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Last year he brought 'Joy', a Fringe sell-out.This year Jason examines fear. 'A total triumph' - SSSSS (Time Out). 'A joy to behold and a pleasure to have witnessed' - SSSSS (List). SSSSS (Metro). SSSSS (Festmag). Preview Aug 2: 16:00 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Preview Aug 5: 16:35 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 15:20 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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JASON JOHN WHITEHEAD: EMOTIONAL WHITEMALE Jason John Whitehead/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Acclaimed Canadian Whitehead is back. He'll be performing his trademark passionate, confessional stand-up on life, love, destiny and displeasures. 'One of the most genuine comedic talents on show' - SSSS (List). www.jjwhiteheadthecomic.com

‘If you cannot enjoy Adam Hills, you cannot have a pulse’

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JASON MANFORD & FRIENDS AT THE FRINGE BBC Radio 2 & Open Mike Productions Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

THE SCOTSMAN

6-31 AUGUST (NOT 17TH AUG) SUNDAYS WITH BSL INTERPRETER ASSEMBLY ROOMS MUSIC HALL www.offthekerb.co.uk 0131 623 3030 www.assemblyfestival.com

Join Jason Manford and friends for two free shows of big, big comedy recorded for Radio 2. Last year's guests included Michael McIntyre, Jon Richardson, Adam Hills and Mark Watson. For more information visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/comedy. Aug 17: 20:00 (1hr 15mins) (FreeTicketed) Aug 17: 22:00 (1hr 15mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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JEFF KREISLER'S GET RICH CHEATING Jeff Kreisler/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Bill Hicks Spirit Award winner reveals proven schemes to make you filthy rich and ruin the world. Everyone's cheating: why not you? 'A heavy hitter' (Scotsman). 'Very funny, very timely' (Terry Jones, Monty Python). www.getrichcheating.com Preview Aug 6: 18:40 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 16:55 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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JEM BROOKES:TOPICAL FISH - FREE Jem Brookes/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Grab a beer, pull up a chair and enjoy a mix of audience banter, topical jokes and inspired stuff that'll never be said again.Warning: may contain one-liners. 'Fine line in observation' (MetNews). www.freefestival.co.uk Preview Aug 6: 00:25 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 00:25 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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JERRY SADOWITZ: COMEDIAN, MAGICIAN, PSYCHOPATH 2009 Stand Comedy Club @ The Edinburgh Playhouse Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place • 0844 847 1660 • Grid Ref: C6

Vicious humour and jaw-dropping magic. One night only. Be amused, offended, amazed. 'Often shocking, stand-up comedy's only genius ... compelling, hilarious, unpredictable and unmissable ... the funniest comedian in the country' (Guardian). Aug 29: 23:00 (1hr 20mins) £19.50, £22.50, £24.50 3456

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JESSICA DELFINO - I WANNA BE FAMOUS Jessica Delfino Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Ribald jokes, songs, flying v ukulele, rape whistle. Denounced by US Catholic League. 'There's more to this seriously talented comic songwriter than filthy jokes' (Metro, London). 'Supremely witty ... smart and edgy' (Time Out London). Aug 6-25: 21:55 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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JESSICA FOSTEKEW AND DAN THOMPSON: PECKER AND FOOF SAVE THE WORLD! Jessica Fostekew and Dan Thompson/PBH's Free Fringe Dragonfly, 52 West Port • Grid Ref: F4

Dan Thompson and Jessica Fostekew's free stand-up comedy. Fine laugh-makers bring salvation for the world's woes using comedy, violence and very careful planning. 'Intensely funny' (Time Out).

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JIM JEFFRIES:THE HITS Jim Jeffries Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Jim is back! We suggest you book f*cking early for the 'UK's most offensive comedian' (Q Magazine). SSSSS (List); SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News); SSSSS (Herald). 'Better than Jesus' - SSSS (Scotsman). Aug 17-21: 20:35 (1hr) £15.00 3456

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JIMMY CARR - RAPIER WIT Chambers Management Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

A rapier is the long sword of a gentleman. 'Rapier wit' is defined as clever, quick, intelligent humour. Please note Jimmy's eighth solo show, 'Rapier Wit', may* contain actual jokes about rape. (*Definitely)

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JIMMY MCGHIE'S NORTHERN MEETING Avalon Promotions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

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A disastrous party in the Highlands wrecked Jimmy's relationship and his confidence. Now he shares the whole shameful but hilarious story in an hour of stand-up from this exciting newcomer. 'A real talent' (Guardian). Aug 5-8: 21:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 10-13,18-20,24-27,31: 21:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00)

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JIM SMALLMAN - THE BOY NEXT DOOR GONE WRONG Jim Smallman The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Best debut show nominee - Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2009. Jim is an amusingly-tattooed, depressive, former child prodigy. He used to be nice ... what on Earth happened? 'An instinctive storyteller' (Chortle.co.uk).

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THE JO CAULFIELD RADIO SHOW BBC Radio 4 Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Jo Caulfield returns to the airwaves with a brand new show for BBC Radio 4 with all the wit, verve and venom you've been craving. 'Quite simply, a damn funny woman' (Scotsman). Aug 20: 14:15 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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JO CAULFIELD:WON'T SHUT UP! Jo Caulfield/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

She came. She saw. She criticised. Award-winning comedian lambastes dating, relationships, sex, families, 'Dragons' Den' inventors, property developers and bankers. 'Wonderfully bitchy stand-up comedy' (Observer). 'Pure comedy gold' (Evening Standard). 'Compulsive viewing' (Scotsman). Preview Aug 6: 20:10 (1hr) £7.00 Preview Aug 7: 20:00 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8-16,18-23,25-30: 20:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) 3456 7

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JOEY PAGE - ECCENTRIC TREASURE OF THE FUTURE

AVALON PROMOTIONS Ltd PRESENTS

Joey Page Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

A surreal, charming and hilarious show from one of comedy's most unique and exciting new talents. 'Brilliantly inventive and imaginative and very funny' (Josie Long). 'Joey has a sonic imagination' (Noel Fielding). Preview Aug 6-7: 20:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,24-27: 20:00 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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JOHN BISHOP: ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING Phil McIntyre Entertainment Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

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John 'comic revolutionary' (Independent) is the age Elvis was when he died. Crisis? 'If you fail to laugh like a lunatic, check yourself into a mortuary; you are probably dead' (Metro). Preview Aug 5-8: 20:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,31: 20:00 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 14-16,21-23: 20:00 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 28-30: 20:00 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.50)

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JOHN GORDILLO: F**KONOMICS Off the Kerb Productions Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Sex. Man. Consequences. Cost. SSSSS (Daily Record, Metro, Chortle.co.uk). 'Brilliant. Poignantly funny' (Scotsman). 'A grown-up comic who combines emotional intimacy with high quality gags.You may not find a more accomplished Fringe show' (Guardian). www.offthekerb.co.uk Preview Aug 5-8: 20:10 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 20:10 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:10 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Assembly Rooms

0131 623 3030

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George Street

www.assemblyfestival.com

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Wildman Room

www.avalonuk.com

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JOHN HEGLEY:THE ADVENTURES OF MONSIEUR ROBINET John Hegley Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Tales of a Frenchman.There is a love interest which seems rather one-sided, and a scene depicting the 'tapping' of a television set.There are also songs and stories with no televisions. Preview Aug 12-13: 12:50 (1hr 10mins) £8.00 (£5.00) Aug 14-23,25-31: 12:50 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£9.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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JOHN ROBINS - SKINNY LOVE Good Sense of Humour/Barking Mad Comedy Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Winner, best debut show - 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival. Stories and bombdropping from 'the new wave of storyteller' (Evening Post) and occasional co-host of Jon Richardson's BBC 6 Music show. 'Like discovering buried treasure' (Fest). www.johnrobins.net

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JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH: SOUTHERN SOFTIES Northern Pictures Ltd/Chic Ken Productions Ltd Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Versatile singer/organist travels to Jersey to discover if it's soft down south. Hilarious sequel to acclaimed spoof documentary 'It's Nice Up North' seen on Sky Arts. World film premiere. Q and A with Graham Fellows. Aug 18: 21:15 (2hrs) £8.50 3456

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JOIN THE STAND-UP FREEMASONS - FREE Dan Bland & James Christopher/PBH's Free Fringe Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

Every day, Dan - 'blistering one-liners' (Worksop Guardian) - and James - 'a nice line in self-deprecation' (Chortle.co.uk) - initiate a third Fringe star comedian into their exclusive stand-up society. Females welcome.Three top comics! Aug 8-29: 16:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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‘Hilarious’ Times ‘Some of the best satirical songs this side of NoĂŤl Coward’ Scotsman ‘The best act in their price range’ Joan Rivers

JoJo Sutherland/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

This charismatic comic takes to the stage to revel in the misery of life and laugh in its face. 'A performer the audience could have watched all night' (Herald). 'Excellent Scottish comedian' (Chortle.co.uk). Preview Aug 3: 18:40 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 (ÂŁ5.00) Preview Aug 5: 18:50 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 (ÂŁ5.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 13:20 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ6.00)

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JOKES FROM THE UNDERGROUND Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

A changing line-up of special secret performers, tax exiles, and murderers all do their best gags and routines. Dodging the authorities, as well as lazy comedy cliches.

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JOLLIE: ABREAST OF CULTURE Jollie Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5 Decline of Western Capitalism Special:

Saturday 15 August, all tickets ÂŁ5

‘You haven’t really “done the Fringe� till you’ve seen these guys’ ThreeWeeks, July 2008

Big news! New One: John and Ollie have been commissioned by an important European festival. New Two: this year John married Ollie's ex-girlfriend Amy.That's what this show's about. SSSS (List); SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 6-7: 18:55 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 18:55 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 9-10,14,16,21-23,28-30: 18:55 (1hr) ÂŁ10.50 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 18:55 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50

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Jonathan Mayor The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Plunge yourself into Jonathan's growing cult and revel in his savage wit and audacious charm, seasoned by the twisted talents of his two spindly, confused, straight guests. This show may feature actual live mental breakdowns.

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JON HOLMES: ROCK STAR BABYLON Jon Holmes Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

The multi-award-winning (tiny) star of BBC Radio 4's 'Now Show' and BBC 6 Music reads from his book of rock'n'roll rumours and tries not to get sued.With Stephen Fry as the voice of the footnotes. www.jonholmes.net, www.rbmcomedy.com. Aug 17-19: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 20,24-27: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 21-23,28-30: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) 34567

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JONNY SWEET: MOSTLY ABOUT ARTHUR CKP By Arrangement With United Agents Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

From BBC2's 'Winging It' and the acclaimed 'House of Windsor'. Sell-out 2007/08. 'Unmissable' (List). 'Box-fresh wit and bitingly original' - SSSSS (Scotsman). 'Intimidatingly brilliant' - SSSS (Ed Fest). 'Truly unique' - SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Critic's Choice (Guardian, Times). Preview Aug 5-8: 16:45 (55mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27: 16:45 (55mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:45 (55mins) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00)

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JON RICHARDSON:THIS GUY AT NIGHT Off the Kerb Productions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The if.comedy newcomer nominee and Chortle award winner returns to Edinburgh. Alone with his thoughts for a year, he is now ready to unleash the funniest of them. 'A true star' (List). www.offthekerb.co.uk Preview Aug 5-8: 20:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 20:30 (1hr) ÂŁ11.00 (ÂŁ9.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:30 (1hr) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ10.50)

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JO ROMERO TOUCHED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch St • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Jo has an epiphany brought on by an MDMA/ketamine cocktail: no more sex, drugs, alcohol! She emerges into a world called Reality. It hurts! 'Fearless' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Sidesplitting, bittersweet, dark comedy' (Homovision.tv).

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JULIAN CLARY: LORD OF THE MINCE Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Britain's king of the double entendre celebrates his 50th year by going back to basics: expect filth and smut in liberal quantities. He has done for camping what Michael Flatley did for dancing ... Aug 22-23,28-30: 20:35 (1hr) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ13.00) 34567

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JUST A MINUTE BBC Radio 4 Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Chaired by Nicholas Parsons, witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Find out why this show has attracted the best comedians for over 35 years. Aug 18: 14:15 & 16:15 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: SEVEN CKP By Arrangement With Comedy Store Management Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Blake's.Wonders. Dwarves. Samurai. Oceans. Brides for Brothers. Seas of Rhye. Justin celebrates this fabulous number, in a romp through the seven basic stories. Expect tales of comedy, tragedy and overcoming the monster. 'Powerhouse performer' (Scotsman). www.justinmoorhouse.com Preview Aug 5-8: 21:40 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 21:40 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:40 (1hr) ÂŁ11.00 (ÂŁ9.50)

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JUST SKETCH BETTER! - FREE Unoriginals Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

      

         

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JUST THE TONIC COMEDY CLUB - MIDNIGHT SHOW Just the Tonic Comedy Club Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

'Boasting some of the most consistently interesting bills in the country' (Times). Latenight, top-quality bills from London's Leicester Square and Nottingham's critically acclaimed comedy club. 'Hottest tickets in town' (Metro). Preview Aug 7-8: 00:15 (2hrs 45mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 00:15 (2hrs 45mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 00:15 (4hrs 15mins) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00)

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KABARETT'S KLEINE KOMEDIE Itsy Collective/PBH's Free Fringe The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

A darkly humorous alternative variety revue with comedy, freakshow, neo-burlesque and macabre musings from Edinburgh's year-round purveyors of dark cabaret, Itsy's Kabarett. Part of PBH's Free Fringe. Aug 8-28: 18:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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Fingers Piano Bar, 61a Frederick Street • Grid Ref: D3 Aug 8-30: 21:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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KATRINA AND THE WIVES ... - FREE Katrina Thompson/kitty go miaow miaow ... Productions Avalon Promotions Ltd Present

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Following the success of her show 'Hurricane Katrina' ('Blisteringly funny ... hilariously cutting jokes' - SSSS [ThreeWeeks]), Katrina returns! Join her and some betrothed beauties - famous and fictional - for a lesson in rampant rabbits, relationships ... and alliteration!

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Sell-out 1991-2008 · Back for the 19th consecutive year!

KEITH FARNAN: NO BLACKS. NO JEWS. NO DOGS. NO IRISH. ALL WELCOME. Keith Farnan Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

'Seriously funny' (Time Out). Following his phenomenally successful 2008 show about the death penalty, comedian Keith Farnan takes a fierce and funny look at racism and religion-ism. Preview Aug 6-7: 18:30 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 18:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:30 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,17,24-25: 18:30 (1hr) £6.50

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KENT VALENTINE - HOW TO LOVE EVERYONE (EVEN THE ARSEHOLES) Kent Valentine The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Kent moved to London; London's full of arseholes. Can you reconcile a city you love with arseholes you loathe? 'Natural raconteur ... winning stories full of mischief, optimism and warmth' (Chortle.co.uk).

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“The fringe’s leading stand-up showcase” THE TIMES “Comedy’s finest new additions” THE OBSERVER

Pleasance Courtyard

5th - 31st August at 22.45 0131 556 6550 · www.pleasance.co.uk · www.avalonuk.com

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KEVIN BRIDGES: AN HOUR TO SING FOR YOUR SOUL Off the Kerb Productions Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Scotland's 'young comedy prodigy' (Guardian) makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut. 'Hilarious material ... just call his talent frightening' (Scotsman). 'Not just a talent to watch ... one to envy' (Herald). www.offthekerb.co.uk Preview Aug 5-8: 20:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,31: 20:45 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:45 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50)

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

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KEVIN TOMLINSON: SEVEN AGES Kepow Theatre Company Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Fresh from a sell-out world tour.This lighthearted comedy show looks at the seven stages of life that we go through. 'Refreshingly honest and hilarious. He creates magical comedy theatre!' (Herald). 'Wonderfully inventive!' (Comedy Magazine). Preview Aug 6-7: 17:40 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:40 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 10-13,17,19-20,24-27: 17:40 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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McGowan (‘The Big Impression’) and the multi-talented Page perform a selection of Noël Coward’s Master-ful songs and poems.

‘VERBAL VIRTUOSITY’ SCOTSMAN

KEVIN TOMLINSON:TRUTH OR DARE? Kepow Theatre Company Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Brand new, highly original improvisation, stand-up and sketch show. Based on true stories from the audience and spontaneous suggestions. 'Tomlinson reminds me of a young Robin Williams!' (Paramount Comedy Channel). 'Tomlinson is hilarious!' (Scotsman). Preview Aug 5-7: 23:05 (55mins) £7.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-26,31: 23:05 (55mins) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 23:05 (55mins) £10.00 (£8.50)

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ASSEMBLY EDINBURGH SUITE 0131 623 3030

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www.offthekerb.co.uk

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www.offthekerb.co.uk (NOT MON 17TH AUG)

ROOMS 2.05PM ASSEMBLY WILDMAN ROOM

6 - 31 AUGUST 0131 623 3030 (NOT MON 17TH AUG)

www.assemblyfestival.com

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KIM NOBLE WILL DIE Brown-Eyed Boy Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

The sublimely talented Kim Noble from Noble and Silver is a unique artist and comedian and in his new show, 'Kim Noble Will Die', he lays bare his plans for departing this world in an absurd mix of comedy, video and avant garde theatre. Aug 25-26: 18:20 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 27-30: 18:20 (1hr) £13.00 (£12.00) 3456

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KING OF EVERYTHING King of Everything The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Sexy Johnny Candon (Ricky Gervais' 'Animals') and gorgeous Chortle Award-winner Michael Legge prick about. Michael wanted a show about love, life, and politics. Basically, everything. Johnny wanted it to be about a king. Johnny loves kings.

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KINGSLEY & I: FREE STAND-UP COMEDY COMPILATION SHOW Damian Kingsley Et Al/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Free showcase of the best London circuit comics hosted by Damian Kingsley - Bath Fringe New Act finalist 2009, Comedy Cafe New Act Competition winner 2008/2009. 'Super storyteller' (Julia Chamberlain, Jongleurs).

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KIOSK OF CHAMPIONS 2: KIOSK OF CHAMPIONS! CKP See page 27 for show information

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Richard Sandling and Stuart Goldsmith, 'supremely funny oddballs' (Time Out), sequelise their award-winning 2008 extravaganza. Lo-fi sketches, competent banter, Peloponnesian dancing. 'Funny, fresh, positively Pythonic' (Scotsman). 'Expect big laughs' (Guardian). www.kioskofchampions.com Preview Aug 5-8: 15:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-18,20,24-27: 15:45 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50)

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KIT & THE WIDOW: ALL THAT TWITTERS Kit & the Widow Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row • 07816 671450 • Grid Ref: B3

Twitter? Who needs it? These two old songbirds perched at the piano have been peddling trivial nonsense since Alan Turing was in nappies. (Stephen Fry not included.) 'Achingly funny' (Times). 'Free parking' (Scotsman). Preview Aug 8: 19:30 (1hr) £10.00 Aug 9,16,23: 16:00 (1hr) £13.00 (£11.00), Aug 10-11,13,17-18,20: 19:00 (1hr) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 14,21-22: 19:30 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.00), Aug 15: 15:00 (1hr) £5.00 , Aug 15: 19:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 19: 15:00 (1hr) £13.00 (£11.00)

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KRISTEN SCHAAL & KURT BRAUNOHLER - DOUBLE DOWN HEARTS Assembly By Arrangement With Avalon Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

American Vaudeville repeated the same shit until the movies came. Likewise Kristen and Kurt present an encore performance of last year's show. If you saw it, feel free to sing along! Aug 21,24-26: 22:05 (1hr) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 22-23,27-30: 22:05 (1hr) £14.50 (£13.00) 34567

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KUNT AND THE GANG - FREE Kunt and the Gang/Laughing Horse Free Fringe Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Cult YouTube superstars Kunt and the Gang perform their smash hits 'F*cksticks', 'Use My Arse As a C*nt', and other pop filth. 'Life-affirmingly puerile' (Charlie Brooker, Guardian). 'A one-man filth machine' (Bizarre). www.myspace.com/kuntandthegang Aug 14-22: 00:45 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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LADY GARDEN Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

After accidentally signing up for two years on an Edinburgh flat, we're back. Pop in, we're just over the road. Hackney Empire New Act finalists 2009. 'One of the funniest, clever and sexy new sketch groups' (Time Out). Preview Aug 5-8: 17:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 17:20 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:20 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00)

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LAID BACK AND LAUGHING Presents Karl Davison & Val Lee (+ Guests)/PBH's Free Fringe The Rat Pack, 9b Shandwick Place • Free shows only, no box office • Grid Ref: E2

This unlikely, but charmingly complimentary duo aim to amuse with tall tales from life's subtleties. Share Karl's fixation with his international sock collection. How to flummox an angry motorist, and Val's irritation with her transvestite husband.

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LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT! Late Night Gimp Fight Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The world's first gimp-based sketch comedy show hits Edinburgh with whips and tassels swinging! Come and see why 2009 has been dubbed Year of the Gimp. Uproarious sketches, music and gimps. Time Out recommended. www.latenightgimpfight.com Preview Aug 5-7: 23:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 8-12,16-18,23-27,31: 23:00 (45mins) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,28-30: 23:00 (45mins) £10.00 (£8.50)

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LATE NIGHT IMPRO FIGHT The Scat Pack C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

The hottest improvisers and comedians from across the Fringe fight it out to be crowned best person at making stuff up. Quick-fire fun, furious laughter and off-thecuff competition.Who wins? You decide. www.thescatpack.co.uk Aug 7,11,17-18,24-25: 23:00 (55mins) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 23:00 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:00 (55mins) £7.50 (£6.50)

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LATE 'N' LIVE Gilded Balloon Productions & Token Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

The first and still the best late-night show on the Fringe. 'The celebrated comedy abattoir that has slain a thousand comics!' (Scotsman). Not for the fainthearted! Aug 7-13,17-20,24-27: 01:00 (4hrs) £12.50 (£10.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-31: 01:00 (4hrs) £15.00 (£12.50)

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THE LATE SHOW Neil Masters and Underbelly Productions Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

... In its eighth year! The best late stand-up in an intimate, wee venue. Full line-ups at www.underbelly.co.uk (previous acts: Dara O'Briain, Bill Bailey, Ross Noble ... ). And two hours of laughs for £10 Thursdays and (most) Sundays! Aug 7-8,13,16,20,23,27,30: 00:45 (2hrs 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9,14-15,21-22,28-29: 00:45 (2hrs 15mins) £14.00 (£12.50) 34567

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LAUGHING HORSE FREE COMEDY SELECTION Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

A fantastic selection of top comedy talent picked from across the Fringe, Scotland and around the world! With different line-ups every night - and it's free! Sell-out show, Fringe 2004-2008. www.freefestival.co.uk Preview Aug 6: 19:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 19:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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LAUGHING HORSE FREE PICK OF THE FRINGE Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

The very best comedians from across the Fringe ... different line-ups at every show ... two shows daily!The best way to see great comedy - and it's free! Sell-out, Fringe 2004-2008. www.freefestival.co.uk Preview Aug 6: 18:05 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Preview Aug 6: 20:35 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 18:05 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 20:35 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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LAUGHING HORSE NEW ACTS AT THE FRINGE - FREE Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

The best in new comedy at the Fringe, selected from Fringe shows, national competitions and the worldwide comedy circuit - and it's free! Sell-out, Fringe 20042008. Different acts each night. www.freefestival.co.uk Preview Aug 6: 23:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 23:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 31-Sep 5: 21:00 (1hr 30mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE LAUGHING PENGUIN PRESENTS ... Tony Jameson, Sean McLoughlin and Viz Creator Simon Donald Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

The Laughing Penguin presents its first Edinburgh show which showcases the talents of two of its finest performers,Tony Jameson and Sean McLoughlin. MC is provided by BarryTwyford and Dominic Farquar, aka Viz creator Simon Donald.

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THE LAUGHS AND LOVES OF HENRY BLOFELD Festival Highlights

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My dear old things! The beloved BBC 'Test Match Special' commentator makes his Fringe debut with this delightfully funny show, casting a wry glance over an illustrious career. Sell-out UK tour. www.henryblofeld.com Aug 15-16: 13:30 (1hr 10mins) £15.00 (£14.00) 3456

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LAUGHTER POLICE Alfie Moore/PBH's Free Fringe Dragonfly, 52 West Port • Grid Ref: F4

Alfie Moore is a cop. Seen it all in 16 years. Been spat on, beaten and stabbed. Survived paperwork, policies and political correctness. Still serving, still laughing! 'A fascinating, funny insight into life on the Force' (Chortle.co.uk). Aug 8-29: 18:40 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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LAURA SOLON: RABBIT FACED STORY SOUP Avalon Promotions Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Perrier Award winner and star of BBC Radio 4's 'Talking and Not Talking' returns with brand new character comedy. 'Terrifyingly good' (Guardian). 'Gobsmacking originality' (Evening Standard). 'Extraordinary' (Telegraph). 'Painfully funny' - SSSSS (Metro). Aug 6-8: 17:05 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,27-30: 17:05 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-26: 17:05 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00)

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LAWV CHILLERS:THE END OF THE WORLD LAWV Chillers Comedy C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

Wild and wacky juxtaposition of improv, sketch comedy, audience interaction, music and mayhem. Five young comedians hot from LA must face the challenge of a lifetime: the end of the world! Aug 7,11,17-18: 20:20 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16: 20:20 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13: 20:20 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) 34567

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THE LEATHER DINNER PARTY For Your Displeasure Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

Class, crabsticks and cucumbers collide - calamity calls! An outrageously comical menage a quatre which delves into the deep crack of conflict that opens up when cockneys and cock candles clash. Continence not guaranteed! Aug 10-15: 15:30 (40mins) £6.00 (£4.00) 3456

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Described as 'a demented child's miscellany of comedy fun' and 'a yummy blend of comedy pudding' - SSSS (Skinny), as well as 'a brilliant little show featuring some excellent young stand-ups' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks) ... basically, there's sweets. Aug 8-10,12-17,19-24,26-29: 17:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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LEWIS SCHAFFER - BIGGER AND BLACKER Lewis Schaffer/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Fast-talking NY comic and UK hostage fights back with biting political and social satire. Free admission. 'Uncompromising ... offensive ... hilarious.' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Undisciplined ... brilliant ... fascinating' (Evening Standard). SSSS (List). www.lewisschaffer.co.uk Aug 6-30: 18:40 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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LIFE AFTER DIVORCE:THE TRUTH Kevin McCarron/Laughing Horse Free Festival See Venue Guide for show information

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Well, the truth is - it's not all bad! Actually, it can be pretty good! Highly experienced comedian Kevin McCarron's comic look at an issue which touches the lives of more couples than it doesn't. Preview Aug 6: 19:25 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-30: 19:25 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456 7

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LIFE OF SI Simon Feilder & Sy Thomas The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Housemates Simon Feilder - 'compelling to watch' (Chortle.co.uk) - and Sy Thomas 'highly enjoyable' (Time Out) - invite you round for a feast of stand-up, sketch comedy and misguided tomfoolery. Shoes off, kettle on, buckle up. Let's do this. Preview Aug 6-7: 17:40 (1hr) £2.50 Aug 8-16,18-30: 17:40 (1hr) £5.00

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LIGHTS! CAMERA! IMPROVISE! The Scat Pack C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

You make up three movie titles.We improvise three trailers.You pick which one you want to watch.We create the whole thing before your very eyes! Hilarious, exhilarating and 100% improvised. www.thescatpack.co.uk Aug 7,11,17-18,24-25: 15:50 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 15:50 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:50 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50)

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THE LIST OPERATORS The List Operators Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

1. Make a list. 2. Cross stuff off. 3. Repeat! 'Unique ... gifted with great comic timing' (Chortle.co.uk). Winners: Melbourne Comedy Festival 09 best independent production and Melbourne Fringe 08 Auspicious Arts Award. www.lasttuesdaysociety.com/listoperators Preview Aug 5-6: 17:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,29-30: 17:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-28,31: 17:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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LITTLE ROOM BIG COMEDY PBH's Free Fringe

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Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

The best little comedy club on the Fringe, and it's free. Great quality line-ups every night.Venue on the Royal Mile. Part of the award-winning PBH's Free Fringe - giving the Fringe back to you!

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LIVE FROM NEWYORK, IT'S JONATHAN PRAGER! FREE Jonathan Prager - The Serious Comedian/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Highly acclaimed return engagement of New York Times-featured comedian Jonathan Prager. Known for blazing wit, poignant stories and genial charisma, this NYC standup's comic insight into families, relationships, politics and life's incongruities is both touching and hilarious. www.freefestival.co.uk Preview Aug 6: 12:00 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 12:00 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6 Preview Aug 6: 15:40 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-30: 15:40 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

LIVE NAKED IDIOTS Live Naked Idiots/PBH's Free Fringe The Rat Pack, 9b Shandwick Place • Free shows only, no box office • Grid Ref: E2

Four twerps prat about incoherently for nearly an hour. Support Jesus's darts team. Discover who shot Dogtanian.Watch four award-winning performers piss their dignity away in a series of tasteless sketches.

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LLOYD LANGFORD: EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES CKP

Britain's favourite goth, lesbian, transsexual stand-up comedian returns with another two pigeonholes: recovering alcoholic and love addict. Basically, the video for Prodigy's 'Smack My Bitch Up', but with more jokes! Preview Aug 6-7: 23:35 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:35 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:35 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,18,24-25: 23:35 (1hr) £6.50

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LUCY PORTER - FOOL'S GOLD Lucy Porter Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

A gilt-edged stand-up show from this Fringe favourite.Total sell-out 2002-2008. 'Utterly charming, Porter is a frighteningly gifted comic who sees jokes in the most unusual places' (Sunday Times). Book early! Preview Aug 5-7: 20:20 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 20:20 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:20 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.50)

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LUKE TOULSON:TOO MANY LAST CIGARETTES Luke Toulson Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The award-winning, Perrier-nominated comic talks fatherhood, failure and Cyndi Lauper. 'An explosion of good-natured self-deprecation and exasperated observations ... in terms of laughs-per-minute, the show scores well' (Telegraph). Preview Aug 5-7: 21:45 (55mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,31: 21:45 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:45 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Jokes, rants, grievances, anecdotes and complaints, delivered impeccably by an irresistible curmudgeon. Writer and performer for 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and 'The Now Show'. 'A quick and instinctively funny mind' (Metro). www.myspace.com/lloydlangfordcomedian Preview Aug 5-8: 21:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 21:45 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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LONG TOOTH Festival Highlights Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

What's your specialist subject? Liz and Julie proudly present their diverse, hard-hitting show: a thought-provoking, action-filled historical drama panorama.With added light spooning and quiz. New character comedy from Viv Gibbs and Trudi Jackson. Preview Aug 5-7: 14:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,11,13,17-20,24-27: 14:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-29: 14:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) 345 6 7

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LOOSE ENDS BBC Radio 4 Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

'Loose Ends', presented by Clive Anderson, returns to the Pleasance Grand with a glorious mix of conversation, comedy and music. Aug 22: 11:00 (45mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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LUKE WRIGHT - THE PETTY CONCERNS OF Show + Tell Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

How did the desire to be adored by millions turn into an ego trip? 'Best young performance poet around' (Observer). 'Comic, acute, rhythmic eulogies to modern life' (Independent). SSSSS (Herald, ThreeWeeks); SSSS (Scotsman, Metro, List). www.showandtelluk.com Preview Aug 6-7: 18:00 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 18:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,17,24-25: 18:00 (1hr) £6.50

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THE LUNCHTIME CLUB Good Sense of Humour/Five Pound Fringe Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

They can't grow a beard, but they'll make you laugh. Alfie Brown, Ivo Graham, Joe Lycett, David Morgan and Benjamin Partridge - the cream of young British comedy talent. See them now before they're huge. Preview Aug 6-7: 12:30 (1hr) £2.50 Aug 8-16,18-23,25-30: 12:30 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 3456 7

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MACAULAY AND CO Presented By Fred MacAulay Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

Broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland. Presented by Fred MacAulay and well-established as the best free show in town showcasing the pick of comedy and music from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Aug 10-14,17-21: 10:00 (1hr 31mins) (FreeTicketed) 34567

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MACKENZIE TAYLOR:NO STRAIGHTJACKET REQUIRED Stage D'Or and Green Room Presents Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to go a little mad. Mad from life. Mad from the slowest form of suicide ... love. 'Playful, intelligent and very, very funny' (Dave Gorman). www.nostraightjacketrequired.co.uk, www.greenroompresents.com. Preview Aug 5-7: 14:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,23-27: 14:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 14:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50) 345 6 7

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MAGGIE SERVICE WITH A SMILE Maggie Service Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

50 minutes of pure joy as the audience meet the weird and wonderful characters from the mind of Maggie Service. Character comedy at its finest; forget silver service, this girl's gold. 'Maggie Service is wonderful' (Sunday Times). Preview Aug 5-6: 15:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-13,18-20,25-27,31: 15:15 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50)

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MAN AND MOUSE Rick Bland & Brook Morgan/PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

Rick Bland (Jerry in 'Jerry Springer the Opera') and Brook Morgan showcase their characters, including the Fly Whisperer, a psychotic psychologist and a suicidal Grim Reaper in their new sketch show. Part of PBH's Free Fringe. Aug 8-16: 22:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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MARCEL LUCONT: SEXUAL METRO Good Sense of Humour/Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

France's premier award-winning misanthropist, philosopher and lover brings his 'wonderful French wit' (Time Out) and 'brilliantly brusque routines' (Chortle.co.uk) to you, the 'ignorant masses' (Marcel Lucont). 'A star in the making' (thelondonpaper). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 6-7: 22:20 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 22:20 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:20 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 22:20 (1hr) £6.50

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MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: GOD COLLAR Off the Kerb Productions Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

'There's probably no God ... but I wish there was. I've got some things I need to ask him.' A new stand-up show from 'Argumental' and 'The Now Show''s own awardwinning comedian. www.offthekerb.co.uk Preview Aug 6-7: 20:40 (1hr) £11.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-26: 20:40 (1hr) £14.00 (£13.00), Aug 14-16,21-23: 20:40 (1hr) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 27-30: 20:40 (1hr) £16.00 (£15.00)

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MARK RESTUCCIA AND TOBY BROWN: UNDILUTED Mark Restuccia and Toby Brown C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Mark and Toby conduct a whistlestop tour of all the things that matter to them, including romance, existentialism and self-love/-loathing. Razor-sharp stand-up comedy with surprise special guests thrown in. Come! Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 21:00 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 21:00 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:00 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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MARK THOMAS:THE MANIFESTO Mark Thomas/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

14 shows, 14 audiences, one comic and government to influence. Mark is creating a manifesto; policy paddles to steer us out of shit creek.You vote on them and Mark sets off to make them happen. Aug 5-11,13-18: 18:15 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 3456

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MARK TRENWITH BE MY FRIEND - FREE Mark Trenwith/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Outhouse, 12a Broughton Street Lane • 0131 557 6668 • Grid Ref: C5

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Mark decided to be friendlier.This multimedia, social experiment-based extravaganza tells what happened. 'Genius ... one of the most hilarious things I've seen' (dB Magazine). 'Destined for bigger things' - SSSS (Southern Times Messenger). Preview Aug 8-9: 17:05 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 11-16,18-23,25-30: 17:05 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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MARK WALKER - SCORPIO Mark Walker Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Mark looks at his life and asks: am I in control of the decisions I make, or just a slave to the cycle of the cosmos? 'Get yourself along to see Mark Walker' (Herald). Preview Aug 5-7: 20:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 20:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00)

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THE MARK WATSON EDIT Karushi Management & Assembly Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

'He is in the Edinburgh super-league' (Guardian). SSSSS - 'The freshest, funniest, most likable and entertaining comic' (Metro). Please note this is a compilation of Mark's Edinburgh shows to date. Aug 12-13: 19:20 (1hr) £15.00 (£13.50) 3456

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MARK WATSON'S EARTH SUMMIT Mark Watson The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

In 2007 Mark Watson was one of 100 volunteers chosen to attend Al Gore's climate project training programme. For the first time in Britain he attempts a semi-comic version of Gore's famous climate change lecture. www.markwatsonthecomedian.com

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MARK WATSON'S LAST EVER 24-HOUR SHOW Mark Watson Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Five years after it all began, the final chapter of one of Edinburgh's strangest stories. 'A Mark Watson long show offers nothing less than hope for humanity' (Chortle.co.uk). www.markwatsonthecomedian.com Aug 18: 01:00 (24hrs) £5.00 3456

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MARTIN WHITE PRESENTS ... ACCORDIONS OF THE GODS? Martin White The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Why do accordions still exist when they should have been rendered obsolete centuries ago? A shocking exposé of a global novelty instrument conspiracy that stretches back to ancient times.'Wonderfully eccentric' (Time Out). Aug 16-22: 13:20 (50mins) £5.00 3456

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MASON, CARROLL & GRAVES - FREE COMEDY James Mason, Bobby Carroll, Luke Graves Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Mason, Carroll and Graves - live! Mason, Carroll and Graves - free! Mason, Carroll and Graves do comedy! Mason, Carroll and Graves do Edinburgh! Mason, Carroll and Graves are all very funny ... simply Mason, Carroll and Graves. Aug 9-30: 13:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

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MATT GREEN:TRUTH & PLEASURE Matt Green Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

You: devastatingly attractive laugh-seeker. Me: rising star bursting with jokes and stories. Let's do this thing! 'Regular laughs skilfully pulled together to form a charming whole' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Intelligent, well constructed and, crucially, funny' (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 5-7: 19:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27: 19:15 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:15 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00)

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MATT HARVEY - WONDERMENTALIST Matt Harvey Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

BBC Radio 4 'Saturday Live''s Matt Harvey, enemy of all that's difficult and upsetting, offers a fundamentally wonder-filled hour of poetry and comedy, plus superhero Empath Man. 'Very funny?' (Independent). 'Not only funny, but tender and true' (Guardian). Preview Aug 6-7: 15:35 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-26,31: 15:35 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 15:35 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00)

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MATT KIRSHEN - SHORTER THAN NAPOLEON Matt Kirshen Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The star of a few telly things returns to the Fringe with a needlessly self-effacing title. 'First class' - SSSS (Fest). 'The laughs are guaranteed and don't stop from beginning to end' - SSSSS (Evening News). Preview Aug 5-7: 22:20 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 22:20 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:20 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00)

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MATT PRICE - MY GIRLFRIEND WAS ATTACKED BY A SMALL-TIME WANNABE GANGSTER AND THIS IS WHAT I DID ABOUT IT Good Sense of Humour The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

A true and funny story about love, gangsters, heartbreak and redemption. Directed by John Gordillo. 'Superb' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Extraordinary' (Scotsman). www.mattpricecomedian.co.uk

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MAX AND IVÁN:TELEVISIONARIES 4 Inch Productions C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

What's on TV? Literally everything. Join Max and Iván (pronounced Ih-van) on an HD-ready journey, flicking through your box's lesser-known channels. Laugh long and hard at a show that's short and simple. www.maxandivan.com Aug 7,11,17,24-25: 18:55 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 18:55 (55mins) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 18:55 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.50)

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ME & JEZEBEL Gilded Balloon

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Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

The hilarious true story of how Bette Davis invited herself to stay for a night with life-long fan Elizabeth Fuller and didn't leave for a month. In a tour de force performance, Katy Manning plays all the parts! Preview Aug 5-6: 16:00 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 16:00 (1hr 15mins) £9.00 (£8.00)

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MERVYN STUTTER'S PICK OF THE FRINGE Mervyn Stutter Underbelly's Hullabaloo, George Square Gardens • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

See live extracts from eight of the best shows, then go see the ones you like. Simple! Brilliant! Comedy, theatre, music, dance, the lot. 'A stimulating showcase of talent' (Scotsman). 'Excellent!' (Observer). 18th year.

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MICHAEL FABBRI Michael Fabbri/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Returning for another hour of fun comedy ramblings and light-hearted tales of madness and despair. 'Has an abrasive left-field oddness that lifts him above the herd ... startlingly insightful' (Guardian). 'Exceptionally funny ... extremely sharp ... hugely enjoyable' (Scotsman).

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MICK FERRY - THE COMEDY FINAL Comedy Store Management Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Edinburgh debutant Mick presents his own comedy final. He's the MC and every finalist in a unique show catering for every comic style. He may even have a chance of winning? 'Awesome stand-up' (BBC). Preview Aug 5-6: 22:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-13,18-20,24-27,31: 22:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50)

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MICK SERGEANT: LIFEBOAT Mick Sergeant/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Economies crumble.The old rules are dead. Mick Sergeant shows how to play by the only rules that matter - yours! 'An emblematic comic hero for our times' (Guardian). 'Superb' (Time Out).

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MICKY FLANAGAN: SPIEL CKP Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

If.comedy nominee Micky returns with a brand new show. Star of BBC Radio 4 and Comedy Central. 'Side-splitting' (Sunday Times). Critic's Choice (Guardian). 'Highlight of the night ... a class act' (Chortle.co.uk).Total sell-out 2007. www.mickyflanagan.com Preview Aug 5-8: 20:40 (55mins) £6.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 20:40 (55mins) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:40 (55mins) £11.50 (£10.00)

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MICROCOMEDY Microcomedy/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

Charmingly melancholic sketch comedy about misery, loss and the creeping horror of everyday life, delivered with a cheeky smile and a twinkle in the eye. 'Kafka with a punchline ... very funny and very terrifying' (Durham21.co.uk). www.arizonabayproductions.com

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THE MIDNIGHT HOUR PBH's Free Fringe

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The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

The best comics from around the Fringe, slap-bang on the Royal Mile every midnight (OK, not Sundays) - totally free! Compered by Kate Smurthwaite and brought to you by London's legendary Soho Comedy Club. www.sohocomedy.com

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MIKE WOZNIAK: CLOWN SHOES Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Mike is like a coiled spring. New show from this if.comedy newcomer nominee. Time Out New Act of 2008, Chortle best newcomer nominee 2009. 'Just could be the new comedy hero' (Time Out). Preview Aug 5-8: 18:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 18:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Inspired by the book by Edward Gorey Written and directed by Shôn Dale-Jones “Clever, accessible and engaging.” The Times

MILES JUPP:TELLING IT LIKE IT MIGHT BE Miles Jupp Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Stories, jokes, ramblings and rants about some of the following: half-marathons, night buses to Amsterdam, fatherhood, waitresses and the problem of democracy. 'A class act as always' - SSSS (Scotsman). SSSS (Metro). Preview Aug 5-7: 20:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-13,18-20,24-27: 20:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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MINORITY REPORT The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club, 5 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Ava Vidal ('Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow', 'World Stands Up') and guests take a satirical and silly look at the year's events through stand-up and outrageous videoed stunts. News isn't always black and white ... more video at www.chortle.co.uk/minorityreport. Preview Aug 5: 16:15 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) Preview Aug 6: 16:05 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-16,18-31: 14:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00)

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MISERY EATS COMPANY Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

From the womb of a beautiful fish-beast, two ladies were spawned. Suckling upon the cement bosom of New York Titty, they learned to laugh while eating broken glass. It's binge-and-purge comedy for the starving.

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MONSIEUR MONTPELLIER: ENTERTAINER EXTRAORDINAIRE! Monsieur Montpellier Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Gasp in delight and recoil in horror as Montpellier recounts stories from his life as chosen by the audience! Marvel at magic and illusion as he seeks to cement his reputation as the greatest showman ever! Preview Aug 5-7: 22:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27: 22:00 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50)

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MONSTERS FROM MY ID Aaron Barschak Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

The child of the comedy terrorist, who gate-crashed Prince William's 21st birthday, dressed as Osama bin Laden in a pink ballgown. It examines Hitler's art, Stalin's poetry, religion, and the evil within all of us. Aug 5-31: 22:15 (1hr) £8.00 (£5.00)

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THE MOONFISH RHUMBA SHOW The Moonfish Rhumba See page 31 for show information

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

A high-octane performance mixing sketches, banter and hilarious songs.The Moonfish Rhumba duo bring their unique blend of musical mayhem and off-the-wall comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe. Hackney Empire finalists 2009. Preview Aug 5-8: 22:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 10-13,17-20,23-27,31: 22:45 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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MOORE & METCALFE IN 'FUN DRYER' Jake Moore & Nathaniel Metcalfe/PBH's Free Fringe The Mercat Bar, 28 West Maitland Street • Grid Ref: E1

James Acaster introduces Jake Moore - 'really great stuff' (Alan Moore) - and Nathaniel Metcalfe - 'brilliant and unusual and very funny' (Josie Long) - as they perform an hour of gloriously free stand-up comedy. Aug 8-22: 16:10 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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MORE MENTAL! PSYCHIC PARTY GAMES FOR ANY OCCASION Peter Campbell-Wells Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Peter Campbell-Wells presents psychic parlour games from old mesmerist and spiritualist favourites to his own peculiar take on charades. A mixture of the genuinely weird and utter humbug. Free show! www.petesmental.co.uk Aug 16-30: 00:05 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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THE MOROCCAN DISCO SPOKESMAN - FREE Tommy Holgate/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Factual saga and video diaries of the world-record hopeful,Tommy Holgate, cycling 1,600 miles to Marrakech to film a dance in the street amid snake charmers and performing monkeys. Presented live (if still alive). www.tequilacurryking.com Preview Aug 6: 15:40 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-16,18-30: 15:40 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE MOST IMPORTANT SHOW OF THE DAY Interactive Theatre Australia

MURDER FOR PROFIT AND PLEASURE - FREE Jane Hill/Laughing Horse Free Festival

B'est Restaurant, 16 Drummond Street • 0131 556 4448 • Grid Ref: E6

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover St • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Kick-start your day with Richard Simms, the effervescent fitness guru with a the big heart and tiny shorts. Hilarious health advice, celebrity silliness: nuttier than a bowl of muesli, with added fruit! Breakfast included.

Jane Hill is a nice woman who has murdered six people for money.The show explores her double life as comedian and crime writer, and the fascination of murder. 'Genuine belly-laughs' (ThreeWeeks). www.janehill.co.uk

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Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Bannermans, 212 Cowgate • Grid Ref: E5

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MOULD & ARROWSMITH'S INVENTIONS Mould & Arrowsmith

Big love everyone! Bristol's premium improv troupe bring you a myth of 100% improvised comedy glory! A mayhemic mash-up of mirth based on your suggestions like no saga before, guaranteed.

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NATHAN CATON: CAN'T TELL ME NOTHIN' Phil McIntyre Entertainment Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Returning with their brand of geeky sketches, these Trident Comedy Award finalists bring you paradoxes, puns and pi to 70 places. Plus two inventions that could change the world. 'Classy, fresh, funny' (Chortle.co.uk). SSSSS (MySpace Comedy). www. mouldandarrowsmith.com Preview Aug 5-8: 17:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 17:30 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00)

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MOZ AND THE MEAL - FREE Workshed Productions/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Moz, an unlucky-in-love cannibal, struggles to balance love and lunch. A black comedy which skilfully combines theatre, music and mime to create the most original/ grotesque love story ever. Unmissable.

whack it! www.thefringething.com

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MUCK-GICAL MYSTERY TOUR - FREE Mersey Uncut Comedy Kollective/PBH's Free Fringe Madogs, 38a George Street • Grid Ref: D4

See a pick-and-mix of budding comedy talent from Merseyside's only comedy collective. Six comedians strut their humorous stuff: you'll love it - yeah, yeah, yeah! Come down for a comedy rollercoaster! www.muckcomedy.com. Aug 9-29: 13:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8 9

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THE MUFFIA:TIGHT WOMEN The Muffia Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from the Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Two women, one sofa and a carrot create a filthy, dark and magical world in this satirical chat show. Sharing experiences of Clint Eastwood, biscuits, death and balls. The freshest comedy duo of the moment. Preview Aug 6-7: 16:00 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,24-27: 16:00 (50mins) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:00 (50mins) £10.00

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MUGGING CHICKENS - FREE Mugging Chickens/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

Takes the sketch show format and gives it a youthful fresh twist. Awkward character humour, surrealism, visual gags and detailed, well-written wordplay. Provides something for everyone. Keeps you laughing from start to finish. Preview Aug 6: 18:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-14: 18:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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MYTH-ILLOGICAL IMPROV Goats in the Shell

THE MOST SPECTACULAR SHOW AT THE FREE FRINGE! Axis of Evil/PBH's Free Fringe

Aug 8-29: 12:30 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Presented by Amnesty International, producers of the Secret Policeman’s Ball

Stephen K Amos Laura Solon Phil Nicholl Sarah Millican Rob Rouse John Bishop Colin & Fergus and special guests When: 12 & 19 August, midnight Where: Assembly Hall, Mound Place Tickets: £18.50/£16.50 conc Book: 0131 623 3030/assemblyfestival.com For latest line-up visit amnesty.org.uk/edinburghfestivals

Sell out show 12 years running. Don’t miss out PROTECT THE HUMAN

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NATIONAL HILARITY SERVICE - FREE Leicester Doctors' Revue/Laughing Horse Free Festival

NICHOLAS PARSONS' HAPPY HOUR Nicholas Parsons and Pleasance

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Sketch show taking a humorous look at the NHS by some of its down-trodden junior doctors! Ranges from satire to fart jokes. No area off-limits; the comedy is definitely adult. Proceeds to charity. www.freefestival.co.uk

More engaging, more flamboyant, more outrageous than ever! The insightful, interactive and inimitable comedy chatshow, with popular guests that will surprise and delight! 'Choose this one for smoothness' (Daily Express). 'Icon of post-modern cool' (Independent).

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Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

NICK DOODY: SCHIZO Nick Doody

Having seen his photo on his university's bookmark, Neil wrote a show about life's bookmarks - the events that highlight our progress or lack thereof. 'A banter bomb, primed to make you explode with laughter' - SSSSS (Scotsman).

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

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What's the good of seeing two sides to every issue if both of them make you angry? 'Quite brilliant' - SSSSS (Scotsman). 'Darkly hilarious' - SSSSS (List). 'All hail Nick Doody ... true comedy gold' - SSSSS (Metro). 'Simply the best' - SSSSS (Chortle). Preview Aug 5-7: 21:45 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 21:45 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:45 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50)

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NEW ART CLUB:THIS IS NOW New Art Club Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Britain's funniest dancers deconstruct the very first 'Now That's What I Call Music' album to create new moves and shed their own twisted light on then, the future and now. 'Downright funny' (New York Times). Preview Aug 6-7: 18:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:00 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 10,12-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 18:00 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00)

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NEIL DELAMERE: BOOKMARKS Lisa Richards & EdCom

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NICK MOHAMMED IN APOLLO 21 CKP By Arrangement With United Agents Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

All-new character comedy 40 years after man landed on the moon, from star/writer of BBC Radio 4 series 'Quarters'. 'Superb' (Time Out). 'Choke-on-your-beer funny' (Scotsman). SSSS (Independent). Sell-out 2007/08. www.nickmohammed.com Preview Aug 5-8: 16:45 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27: 16:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:45 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50)

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THE NEWS AT KATE PBH's Free Fringe/Kate Smurthwaite The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

Why doesn't Britain have its own Jon Stewart? It does - you just haven't discovered her yet. Come and see her free before she gets her own series!

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THE NEWS AT TEN(ISH) - FREE Gill Smith and Friends/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Comic and journalist Gill Smith hosts different comedians every night, as they tackle everything hot off the press and whatever's getting them hot under the collar. Celebs, politicians, the environment, technology - no topic left un-taunted!

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NEWSREVUE 30TH ANNIVERSARY Canal Cafe Theatre Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Guinness World Record holder for longest-running live comedy. Fringe First winner. Perrier finalist. 'A hilarious reminder of the year's events' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Genuinely funny material delivered in an impeccably groomed manner' - SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Preview Aug 5-7: 18:00 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,31: 18:00 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 14,16,21,23: 18:00 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 15,22,28-30: 18:00 (1hr) £15.00 (£13.50)

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NEXT DOOR BUT ONE Pleasant Banter Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

Sex! Drugs! Scandals! I'm not your sister, I'm your father! Anything could happen in this improvised cliche-riddled soap opera with guaranteed laughs. 'Next Door But One', the soap you shouldn't believe in. Aug 24-30: 22:15 (45mins) £7.50 (£6.50) 3456

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NICK PAGE - JAILBAIT Good Sense of Humour Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street • 0131 225 6313 • Grid Ref: F5

Britain's least well-known celebrity (he did a show with 3 million viewers every day for three years) was convicted of a major fraud. It didn't end his obscurity, despite his efforts to get a prison sentence!

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NICK WILTY - BEHIND THE JOKES - FREE Nick Wilty/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Free! 'Nick Wilty - Behind the Jokes'. SSSS (Scotsman, 2007). Globetrotting comedian Nick Wilty returns. More outlandish stories/jokes from his travels. All true? Bandits, transvestites, war and wife? You decide or buy the DVD.

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NIGHTHAWKS AT THE MEADOW BAR - FREE Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Darren Phillips presents dark late-night comedy, stories, sketches and songs for people who don't want to go home, or need to lay low for a while. Aug 6-13: 00:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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A NIGHT OF COMEDY FOR RAY - HOSTED BY MICHAEL MCINTYRE Off the Kerb Productions & Assembly Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

A benefit in aid of the late Ray Cowper, our beloved Assembly colleague who died suddenly at the age of 40.With special guests Adam Hills, Shappi Khorsandi, Mike Wilmot and Jon Richardson among many others.

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NIK COPPIN - LOQUACIOUS - FREE Good Sense of Humour/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Straight from the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival, Nik Coppin lays down his trademark mix of banter, anecdotes and fun. 'Hilarious, great fun ... highly recommended' (Rip It Up). 'Super funny, super fun ... awesome!' (comedyfestival.com.au). www.nikcoppin.com Aug 6-18,20-25,27-30: 19:20 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 3456 7

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NINE TO FIVE IDIOT - FREE Roland Gent Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Tales of dead-end jobs and stupid business ideas help make up a marketing plan worse than Northern Rock. Office worker, 42, former anarchist, two kids, mortgage, writes strong letters to the Guardian. www.freefestival.co.uk Aug 23-30: 18:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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99 PROBLEMS BUT YOUR MUM AIN'T ONE Stephen Hill and Mike Garnell/PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

Stephen Hill and Mike Garnell have problems. Ranging from chocolate addiction to Primark etiquette, come hear a selection of them. PBH's Free Fringe. 'Very, very funny' - SSSSS (audience member on edfringe.com, 2008). Aug 8-29: 21:20 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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THE NOISE NEXT DOOR: OTHERWORLD Noise Next Door C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

A new future, a new horizon ...Welcome to 'OtherWorld'! Audience suggestions are transformed into fantastically funny improvised scenes and songs, creating a brand new world every night. 'Hilarious' (ThreeWeeks). 'Vivacious' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Great chemistry' (List). www.thenoisenextdoor.co.uk Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 22:40 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 22:40 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:40 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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OBIE: LIVING THE DREAM Obie Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

You will absolutely love Obie's show. He is back after two successful years in Edinburgh and a sold-out show at Glasgow Comedy Festival. Aug 6-9,11-16,18-23,25-30: 19:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456 7

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OCD:TRULY, MADLY, NEATLY Gill Smith/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Comedian Gill Smith likes everything organised, but is it really obsessive-compulsive disorder? Help her weigh up the evidence and decide if she's truly OCD, madly methodical, or just neatly neurotic. 'Genius' (Herald). Free! Preview Aug 6: 18:35 (40mins) (FreeTicketed) Aug 7-30: 18:35 (40mins) (FreeTicketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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THE ODD HALF HOUR BBC Radio 4 Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The sketch show for anyone who's beginning to find this exciting new century a bit too much like all the rubbish previous centuries. Starring Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne, Katherine Parkinson and Justin Edwards. Aug 20: 12:00 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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OH Tiani Ghosh C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Punchlines come hard and fast in this outrageous, innovative and unique sketch show. 'Hilarious' (London Evening Standard). 'Proper funny sketch show' (Guardian). 'Genuinely funny' (Metro). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSSS (Broadway Baby). 'So You Think You're Funny Finalist?', 2006. www.ohtheshow.co.uk Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 17:45 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 17:45 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 17:45 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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OH, SITCOM! Runaground The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Cheap, disposable character comedy. A new episode every day with the same characters but different jokes. Come daily to make new friends. 'No doubt one to watch in the future' (British Theatre Guide on 2008 show). Aug 25-31: 12:45 (1hr) £6.00 (£4.00) 3456

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OLD ROPE IN THE BALLOON Tiffany Stevenson Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Phil Nichol's famous London club. Leading comics and circuit regulars perform new material alongside a nightly headliner. Performers hold the noose only letting go when telling new gags.Third year of 'The Comedians' Club'. Line-ups: www.ropetoday.info. Preview Aug 7: 22:45 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:45 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-13,17,19-20,24-27: 22:45 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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ONE DEGREE OF SEPARATION Chris Mayo and Tom Rosenthal/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

‘Caton’s a slick performer with an unbeatable stage attitude and the confident air of someone much more experienced.’ CHORTLE    Student Comic Of The Year

Two of the UK's most promising young comedians. One went to university. One didn't. Rosenthal (multi-competition finalist, Paramount's funniest student 2009) and Mayo ('very big, very theatrical' [Jimmy Carr]).

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ONE KIWI, ONE AUSSIE, ONE HOUR Nick Rado and Richard Brophy/PBH's Free Fringe



Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

Kiwi Nick Rado and Aussie Richard Brophy are back, free! Two of the stars of 2007/2008 sell-out show 'International Stand-Up' (SSSS [ThreeWeeks, One4Review.com]) present an hour of remarkable stand-up comedy. Aug 8-10,12-17,19-29: 14:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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ONE MAN LORD OF THE RINGS Underbelly Productions Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

3,600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment! 'If you liked the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, you'll love Charlie Ross's version - and if you didn't, well at least his is shorter' (Sir Ian McKellen). Preview Aug 6-7: 20:35 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 Aug 8,11-13: 20:35 (1hr) ÂŁ12.50 (ÂŁ10.00) Aug 9-10,14-16: 20:35 (1hr) ÂŁ14.50 (ÂŁ13.00) 3456

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ONE MAN SHOW-OFF Spin Promotions/Dave Florez Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Plundering his nether-regions, Dave reveals the alter-egos who squat in the Belgravia mansion of his mind ... Look, it's basically character comedy, stand-up and song. Come along! 'Comically surreal' SSSS - (Metro). 'Florez excels at physical comedy' (Scotsman). Preview Aug 5-7: 16:15 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-26,31: 16:15 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 16:15 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50)

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OSCAR WILDE AND THE MEN OF THE HOUR Creemnuts The Phoenix, 46 Broughton Street • Grid Ref: B5

History's most fearsome and celebrated authors join forces to travel time and bring smite to the schemes of the diabolical Time Nazis. Now in Techni-sound!

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THE OXFORD IMPS The Oxford Imps Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

After six years of sell-out shows, Oxford's improv comedy troupe hits Edinburgh again! With only audience suggestions, the Imps create a 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' style comic show on the spot. Family-friendly. Preview Aug 5-7: 15:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-27,31: 15:00 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50)

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PADDY LENNOX - WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS? Paddy Lennox Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

A rollicking ride through 400 years of family skeletons via Cromwell, King Billy, Westminster Abbey and Giant's Causeway. 'Simply a scream' - SSSS (Telegraph). 'Comedy the way it should be' - SSSS (Fest). 'Vastly entertaining' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 5-6: 18:45 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:45 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 10-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 18:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50)

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PAJAMA MEN:THE LAST STAND TO REASON Fringe Management Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Brand new comedy from last year's sold-out sensations! Winners of the 2009 best show, Melbourne Comedy Festival. 'Exquisitely imaginative!' (Time Out). 'Dazzling!' - SSSSS (Times). 'Absolute comic genius' - SSSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (List). Preview Aug 6-7: 19:25 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:25 (1hr) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 10-13,18-20,24-27: 19:25 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00)

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PAKER/RICHARDS Henry Paker & Gareth Richards/PBH's Free Fringe The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

Henry Paker (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, 2008; 'Edinburgh and Beyond', Comedy Central) and Gareth Richards ('Frank Skinner's Radio Show', Absolute Radio; '4 Stands Up', BBC Radio 4) lock wits in an epic battle for the funny.

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PAPA CJ: SLUMDOG COMEDIAN - FREE Papa CJ/PBH's Free Fringe The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

Indian tea-planter's son reaches top 10 of 'Last Comic Standing', funding an entire village through comedy. 'Fresh and up to the minute with a sly sting in the tail' (British Theatre Guide). www.papacj.com

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PAPPY'S FUN CLUB'S WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: 200 SKETCHES IN AN HOUR Phil McIntyre Entertainment

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Fresh from Channel 4, 'The funniest sketch troupe on the Fringe' (Scotsman) fearlessly take on the impossible. If.comedy nominees, 2007. Chortle best sketch act, 2008. 'Turbo-charged' (Guardian). Preview Aug 5-8: 19:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,31: 19:20 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 14-16,21-23: 19:20 (1hr) £13.00 (£11.50) Aug 28-30: 19:20 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.50)

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PARRY & ALLEN'S REVOLUTIONS - FREE Steve Parry & Paul Harry Allen/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Steve Parry and Paul Harry Allen love revolutions, whether on the streets or on cheesy charity shop vinyl. Expect socialist visions and rumba rhythms.You'll be swinging your pants, wetting your knickers and storming the barricades.

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PATRICK MONAHAN: COWBOYS AND IRANIANS Phil McIntyre Entertainment Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

New stand-up show from international award-winning comedian. Regular TV appearances on Bafta-winning 'Paul O'Grady Show'! 'The funniest show in Edinburgh 2008' (Martin Kelner, Guardian). 'Twinkle toed, mischievous ... Monahan raised the roof' (Sun). Aug 7-8: 21:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-12,18-19,24-26,31: 21:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23: 21:15 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 27-30: 21:15 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.00) 34567

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THE PEELING PVA COMPANY (PPC) POSSIBLY PRESENTS RENT-A-TOAST - FREE The Peeling PVA Company (PPC)/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

An extravaganza for connoisseurs of imperial comedy from one of the Empire's (includes USA) most original talents. For a unique experience, go the extra mile for just a few pounds. 'A surreal delight' (ThreeWeeks). Aug 6-7: 19:45 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:45 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11,18,24-25: 19:45 (1hr) £6.50

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Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Ever wanted to own toast without the responsibility that comes with it? Now you can, with this propulsive show featuring 50 minutes of untameable sketches. No down payment required!

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PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENT ...THE NEVER MAN www.pennydreadfuls.co.uk

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Paul and his Impro Chums are wonders of nature, taking audience suggestions and creating cascades of laughter. Most of the time. 'Every year [they] bring the house down ... a testimony to their brilliance and consistency' (Mirror).

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PAUL RICKETTS - CUTTER'S CHOICE Up the Arts Comedy/PBH's Free Fringe

PETE FIRMAN - THE PETE FIRMAN MAGIC SHOW Underbelly & Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

The funny and embarrassing story of a suburban black Briton as told through his choice of hairstyles, bald head to dreads, nappy to kinky and the politics of Afro. 'Excels as a natural story-teller' (ThreeWeeks).

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Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

The UK's top comedian/magician returns with his biggest show yet. Big tricks and big laughs. 'The MySpace generation's Tommy Cooper' (Scotsman). 'Gob-smackingly talented' (Metro). 'Putting the pimp back into magic' (List). Preview Aug 6-7: 19:25 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,11-13,18-20,24-27,31: 19:25 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:25 (1hr) £13.50 (£12.50)

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The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

PETE JOHANSSON: NAKED PICTURES OF MY LIFE Pete Johansson

Paul, single since 1991, is increasingly unable to deal with the world at large. Surely an obsession with television quizzes can't be the answer. Or can it? 'Superlative' (Telegraph). 'Superb' (Times). www.paulsinha.com Preview Aug 5: 20:10 (1hr) £7.00 Preview Aug 6: 14:40 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-16,18-30: 21:25 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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PAUL SWEENEY AND HIS IMAGINARY FRIENDS FREE Paul Sweeney and Guests Fantasy and reality entwined right before your eyes! 'Paul Sweeney swishes about the stage, liberally tickling our funny bones with his marvellous, unusual, quercine humours' (Paul Foot). 'Funky, fresh, new ... original' (Patrick Monahan). 3456

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The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

Triskaidekaphobia? Not us. 13 years for the show that started the Free Fringe. Four comedians every night; some famous, some not. PBH, 'Fringe legend' (Guardian), comperes: guest compere Wednesdays. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

PETERS AND ROWNTREE - 1 HOUR COMEDY CLUB Peters and Rowntree/PBH's Free Fringe

As seen on not one, not two, but three Royal Variety Performances, join the UK's no-1 ventriloquist plus Sam, Albert and Baby. Book early! 'Brilliant' (Evening Standard). 'A ventriloquist for the "South Park" generation' (Stage).

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PAY PEANUTS Lee Bannard, John Smith, Dave Nicholls/PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

A show like no other, starring: Lee Bannard - 'Had the tingle factor' (John Smith, Independent); SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Dave Nicholls - BBC New Act of the Year finalist, 2004. Aug 8-11,13-18,20-21: 18:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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PAUL ZERDIN: SPONGE FEST Paul Zerdin

Preview Aug 6-7: 19:15 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,11-13,18-20,24-27: 19:15 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:15 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.50)

Endearingly dirty, whimsically honest, an unabashed post-mortem of a very funny man's insecurities about his ageing body, non-traditional life and unusual circumstance. 'One of the comics to watch!' (Hollywood Reporter).

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Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

Aug 7-9,11,13-16: 19:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A late-afternoon hot pot with two rising stars, serving staggering stand-up comedy of the highest order. 'Rowntree is a naturally funny and gifted performer' (Evening Standard). 'Peters is a talent' (Stage). Aug 8-9,11-16,18-23,25-29: 16:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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PHILBERTO: PHILBERTO'S ANIMAL CKP Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Portugal's no-1 reality TV star performs his hotly-anticipated debut show. An international headliner who comes to Edinburgh to explore his inner animal through music, poetry and sincerity. 'His act is a comic masterpiece' (Telegraph). www.myspace.com/philbertosanimal Preview Aug 5-8: 21:30 (55mins) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 21:30 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:30 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.00)

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PHIL COOL! WHO'S HE? clubWEST clubWEST @ Grosvenor Hilton, Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Grosvenor Street • 07720 28 5550 • Grid Ref: E1

The world's only 'stand-up chameleon' can be shocking, funny, or shockingly funny. Dexterous impressions and surreal comic sketches take us into a world where anything seems possible and the absurd seems credible.The ultimate in Cool!

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PHILIP ESCOFFEY: SIX MORE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE DINNER Jeremy Meadow for Something for the Weekend Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Having stormed Edinburgh 2008 and the Melbourne Comedy Festival, mind-reading's enfant terrible returns with some new impossibilities in this astonishing show. 'A sharp wit, gifted, highly entertaining' - SSSS (Scotsman). www.6impossiblethings.co.uk Preview Aug 5-8: 18:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:45 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 10,12-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 18:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50)

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PHIL KAY - EDINBURGH Gilded Balloon Productions & Token Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

An intimate geological study of underlying rock formation and composition and stories of what a comedian gets up to after hours and full of beans: falling off Arthur's Seat ... storming the Castle naked ... thrown out of his own venue three times ... Aug 7-9,12-13,19-20,24,27: 23:45 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:45 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00) 34567

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PHIL KAY - LONDON AYE! Gilded Balloon Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Back for the 20th time bipolar demand. Must be good. Mind-lover, comedian chameleon, musician magician, agile and alert Mr Kay will move around the room and be attracted to things and speak of his last year. Aug 7-8: 18:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-21: 18:45 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) 34567

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PHIL NICHOL: A DEADPAN POET SINGS QUIET SONGS QUIETLY ... Phil Nichol/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Ridiculously deadpan one-liners, fantastically sublime comic poems and quietly engaging comedy songs interspersed with the hairbrained musing of an idiot. 'Entertainingly unpredictable' - SSSS (List). 'Brilliance' - SSSSS (Sunday Times). Preview Aug 5: 20:20 (1hr) £9.00 Preview Aug 6: 18:20 (1hr) £9.00 Aug 7-16,18-30: 21:00 (1hr) £10.00

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PIFF-TACULAR - FREE Piff the Magic Dragon/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

'Piff-Tacular' - armed only with astounding magical skills, a mind-reading fish and a penchant for princesses, can Piff become the greatest magic performing dragon of all time? Come and find out! www.piffthemagicdragon.com Preview Aug 6-9: 18:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 10-16,18-30: 18:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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PRINCESS CABARET Tumbleweed Theatrical Productions

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Dark songs, useful songs, very silly songs. Donald Newholm plucks and Dan Woods plays accordion. Includes 'The Complete History of the Soviet Union (Arranged to the Melody of "Tetris")'. No nudity.Violence.

Once upon a time, seven young Aussie women came to know and love the Disney princesses. Now, through darkly satirical sketches and musical numbers they explore their nostalgia for childhood heroines. 'Cheeky and a lot of fun' (Age).

Aug 7-17,19-31: 13:55 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

PUPPET GRINDER CABARET Puppet Grinder/Little Angel Theatre

2008 if.comedy-nominated Pippa Evans returns triumphant with more of her creations to entertain you, hotel cabaret-style. 'One of the most talented performers at Edinburgh this year' (Independent). 'Fabulously funny' (Time Out). Preview Aug 5-7: 18:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-27: 18:20 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28: 18:20 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) 345 6 7

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PLACEMENT CRISIS - FREE Tick the Box/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

For adults only, this spectacle offers a feast of dazzlingly skillful puppetry.With a splash of raunchiness, this rip-roaring and outrageously funny show is an eclectic cabaret of live puppetry and animated short films. Preview Aug 6-8: 20:35 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,25-26,31: 20:35 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 20:35 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

Facing the crunch, four depression-era students take to the stage in a desperate bid to appease their degrees' placement criteria.Will they succeed or will they be relegated to checkouts in this hilarious comedy sketch show? Aug 16-21: 13:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS Gilded Balloon/Backrow Productions The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

'Puppetry of the Penis', the genital origami extravaganza, is back with the Economic Growth tour! 'Sold-out to the rafters ... the audience scream and squeal' (Mail On Sunday).

PLAYING GOD Jonathan May-Bowles

Aug 21: 22:00 (1hr) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 22-23: 19:30 (1hr) £15.00 (£14.00)

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

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PURPLE RONNIE'S STAND-UP POETRY CLUB Purple Ronnie in Association With Coolabi and Show + Tell

Preview Aug 6: 12:30 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) Aug 7-12: 12:30 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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POSH AND TRAMPY DO SOME COMEDY Lou Sanders & Tania Edwards With Special Guests Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover St • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Stand-up comedy from Lou Sanders and Tania Edwards. Guest performances from comedy circuit favourites throughout the run. Aug 6-22: 12:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456 7

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THE PREVIEW SHOW - FREE Marcus Ryan Comedy in Association With World Laughs Presents Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

Try before you buy! Marcus Ryan - SSSS (TheSkinny.co.uk) - hosts a mix of standup, sketches, theatre, music and more! A variety of international guests showcasing their Fringe shows for you! Plus Q&A, interviews. All fun! All free! Aug 6-30: 15:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

'The best young performance poet around' (Observer). Luke Wright presents the UK's finest stand-up poetry talents. Launch night features 'QI''s Phill Jupitus and Dockers MC (Times' Top 10 Literary Stars of 2008). www.purpleronnie.com 3456

A spectacular series of galas celebrating 25 years of Pleasance being the hottest venue on the Fringe.Top comedians from past and present perform thrilling afternoon extravaganzas every weekend. More information at www.pleasance.co.uk.

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RANDY'S POSTCARDS FROM PURGATORY Heath McIvor Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

From the award-winning puppeteer behind 'Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams' comes a brand new comedy about a life misled and a puppet unstitched. 'Heath McIvor is ingenious' - SSSSS (Scotland On Sunday). Preview Aug 6-7: 19:20 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,11-13,18-20,24-26: 19:20 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23: 19:20 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 27-30: 19:20 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.50)

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RANTS OF RINGO Gregory O'Connor Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

'Rants of Ringo' with Gregory O'Connor. Ringo takes you on a fun-filled adventure from cot to coffin! A hilarious journey from damp Galway to damp teaching, or how to become a hypochondriac and ruin your life. Aug 10-15: 18:10 (1hr) £8.00 (£5.00) 3456

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RAYBON KAN: SPERMBANK MILLIONAIRE Raybon Kan/PBH'S Free Fringe

Aug 6-30: 17:20 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

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Intellectile dysfunction? Premature opinionation? New Zealand's favourite bespectacled Chinese comedian soothes your crunched cranium with his stimulus package. Award-winning, thought-provoking.You'll be glad you came. 'Searingly funny' (Post). 'A festival highlight' (Age, Melbourne). www.raybonkan.com

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REALITY CHECK: IS ANYTHING REAL Steve Shanyaski/PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

Do we really exist, or are we all subscribers to the universe's biggest role-playing fantasy? Award-winning comedian Steve Shanyaski investigates. 'A star in the making' (City Life). 'Delightfully skewed' (ManchesterOnline.com).

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THE REDUCED EDINBURGH FRINGE IMPRO SHOW Scratch Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Sell-out show returns. Improvised comedy from the pages of the Fringe brochure. See all the shows as they were never intended. 'Side-splittingly funny' (Guardian); 'Fabulous' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Great entertainment' (Stage). 'Wonderful ... ingenious ... perfect ... best impro troupe around' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 5-6: 20:15 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-13,17-20,24-27: 20:15 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:15 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.50)

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REGINALD D HUNTER:THE ONLY APPLE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND NIGGAS Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

'One of the most skilled, powerful, charismatic performers around' (Scotsman). 'A masterful, playful comic ... gets more ideas into 50 minutes than some comics in a career' (Times). Aug 16,21-23,28-30: 22:00 (1hr) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ13.00) Aug 17-20,24-27: 22:00 (1hr) ÂŁ12.50 (ÂŁ11.50)

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THE REGINA MONOLOGUES Robert Inston's Reduced Tudor Company

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Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

Her enemies may tremble, but how does a queen distinguish friend from enemy? The great Queen, Elizabeth I, exposes the prejudices and politics of power. How does prime minister, celebrity or queen control image, scandal and spin? Aug 16-31: 17:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ5.00) 34567

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Comedian Andrea Donovan's brilliantly inspired characters have regrets.What if Audrey could adopt an African baby? Why didn't Ms Warner pursue her modelling career? What can Kathleen teach us that we don't already know? 'Excellent' (Time Out). Preview Aug 5-7: 16:45 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-27,31: 16:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:45 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50)

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RETAIL IS DETAIL Scarlet Lights/PBH's Free Fringe Beehive Inn, 18 Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

Tonight's episode - will Graham reach the spillage on time? Will the pick'n'mix mystery ever be solved? Will Mandy ever use the floor buffer? A farcical look at the perils of life on the shop floor. Aug 22-29: 18:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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RHOD GILBERT AND THE CAT THAT LOOKED LIKE NICHOLAS LYNDHURST Rhod Gilbert Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

If.comedy nominee. Comic of the year and best show winner, Time Out 2008. Star of 'Live at the Apollo' and 'The Royal Variety Performance'. 'Sublime ... exhilarating stand-up' (Scotsman). Preview Aug 5-7: 20:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 20:45 (1hr) ÂŁ14.00 (ÂŁ12.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:45 (1hr) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ13.50)

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Last seen on TV as Murray in HBO's 'Flight of the Conchords'. In films 'Yes Man' and 'The Boat That Rocked'.Watch Rhys live in his new show full of characters and stand-up. Aug 6-15: 22:00 (1hr) £15.00 (£14.00) 3456

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RICHARD HERRING - HITLER MOUSTACHE Avalon Promotions Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Reclaiming Chaplin's moustache for comedy, 'Headmaster's Son' star muses on iconography, the positive side of racism and why an innocent square inch of facial hair took the blame for Nazism. 'Best comedian of his generation' (GQ). Preview Aug 6-7: 20:40 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,11-13,17-20,24-27: 20:40 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:40 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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RICHARD SANDLING'S PERFECT MOVIE Richard Sandling/PBH's Free Fringe The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

MySpace Comedy's film reviewer presents a stand-up show about films featuring guest performers and live re-enactments of top comedians' favourite movie scenes. Line-up changes daily! 'Joyful, funny, clever' (Scotsman). 'Funny and entertaining' (List).

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RICH HALL Off the Kerb Productions Assembly @ George St, Assembly Rooms, 54 George St • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

'Grouchy.' 'Splenetic.' 'Extemporaneous powerhouse.' None of these match the esteemed Adelaide Advertiser, who stated: 'Rich Hall has Wild West eyebrows.' That alone is worth the price of admission. Come see the eyebrows that tamed the American frontier. www.offthekerb.co.uk Preview Aug 6-7: 22:30 (1hr) £11.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-26,31: 22:30 (1hr) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 14-16,21-23: 22:30 (1hr) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 27-30: 22:30 (1hr) £16.00 (£15.00)

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RICH HALL'S CAMPFIRE STORIES Off the Kerb Productions Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

A pristine clearing. Glowing campfires. Bourbon. Join Rich Hall with buddies Mike Wilmot and Tim Williams for a hilarious concoction of tall tales, trout philosophy, shaggy-dog stories and wilderness encounters. Guaranteed 100% midge-free. www.offthekerb.co.uk

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RICKY GERVAIS: SCIENCE Ricky Gervais Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place • 0844 847 1660 • Grid Ref: C6

The Emmy, Golden Globe and Bafta award-winning creator of 'The Office' and 'Extras' brings his brand new show to Edinburgh. Aug 25: 19:30 (2hrs) £15.00 , £20.00, £25.00, £30.00 3456

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THE ROAD TO ENDORPHIA Joe Donnachie/PBH's Free Fringe The Royal Mile Tavern, 127 High Street • 0131 557 9681 • Grid Ref: E5

Running from John O'Groats to Lands End, Joe found his thousand-mile journey taking him via the mythical land of Endorphia. How real is runner's high? How high is it? Did Joe reach Lands End? www.joedonnachie.com Aug 8-29: 13:30 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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Cruz, 14 The Shore • Grid Ref: LEITH Aug 10-13,16-20,23-27: 18:00 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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ROB BROWN:WHAT A LOAD OF KABUL! Paramount International and Edcom Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Australian comedian, brutally honest, confronting and funny - Rob takes you from one dark place to another - you will roar laughing from start to finish. 'This is standup at its best' (Melbourne Age). Preview Aug 5-8: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,30: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-29: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50)

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ROB DEB VS ARMY OF DORKNESS - FREE Rob Deb/Laughing Horse Free Fringe Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Comedy show of villains, cyborgs, zombies and psychos. For rebels, geeks, gamers and fanboys. Rob Deb's show is about belly laughs and bad guys! Info: 07908 880 297. www.freefestival.com

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ROBIN INCE - BLEEDING-HEART LIBERAL Good Sense of Humour Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street • 0131 225 6313 • Grid Ref: F5

11 shows only. 'When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince' (Guardian). 'Snortingly funny' (Telegraph). 'Smart, snarly and inventive' (Sunday Times). 'Wry, intelligent and cruel' (Evening Standard). www.myspace.com/robinince Aug 19-24,26-30: 22:15 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 34567

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ROBIN INCE VERSUS THE MORAL MAJORITY Robin Ince/PBH's Free Fringe See page 42 for show information

The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

12 shows only. New show.Who was right - Orwell or Huxley? Angry tirades, then quiet musings. 'Clever comedy by a witty man for smart people' (List). Idiots may enjoy too. Contains facetiousness. www.myspace.com/robinince

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ROB ROUSE: MY FAMILY ... AND THE DOG THAT SCARED JESUS Rob Rouse Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

'8 Out of 10 Cats', 'Friday Night Project' and 'Spoons'. 'He's a man with genuinely funny bones' (Sunday Times). 'See him now' - SSSSS (List); SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Preview Aug 5-7: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 Aug 8-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:00 (1hr) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ11.00)

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ROGER MCGOUGH - THAT AWKWARD AGE Roger McGough Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Miracle birth of a new collection - poems to delight! McGough wrestles with mortality and jives in Macca's trousers. 'The patron saint of poetry' (Carol Ann Duffy) Ever-perceptive playfulness make this a must-go. www.rogermcgough.org.uk Aug 24: 16:55 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ10.00) 3456

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ROGUE MALES Adam Riches Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Following on from the success of last year's 'Alpha Males', Adam Riches delivers another collection of questionable characters all teetering on the brink. 'stomachachingly funny' SSSS (Fest); SSSS (Scotsman); SSSS (ThreeWeeks); SSSS (Stage); SSSS (List). Preview Aug 5-7: 15:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-27,31: 15:30 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:30 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00)

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ROM.COM Rob Heeney/PBH's Free Fringe The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate • Grid Ref: D6

Following the success of 'No Pressure' in 2008, the Isle of Man's favourite misanthropic comedian returns with his third solo show, complaining about online dating, among other things. 'Comedy that belongs on a much bigger stage' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

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ROMEOPATHIC:THE COMEDY OF SEX ADDICTION OR TRYING TO FILL ONE HOLE WITH ANOTHER - FREE Mike Amato/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

NYC comedian Mike Amato shows us the lighter side of one-night relationships, male lesbianism and the never-ending needs of the modern Lothario.

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ROSA WAXES LYRICAL Creative Cat Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

An intimate evening with Russia's favourite celebrity beautician. Perfectly primped, plucked and groomed, featuring a follicly unchallenged and unstoppable beautician. The international sensation in beauty therapy shares music, comedy and indiscreet tales from behind the Iron Curtain. Preview Aug 5-7: 21:30 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8-13,17,19-20,24-26: 21:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23: 21:30 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50) 345 6 7

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ROSIE WILBY:THE SCIENCE OF SEX Rosie Wilby Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

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Funny Women finalist investigates attraction, sexual chemistry and sexual identity with spoof experiments and handmade props.What makes us gay or straight? What turns us on? What are pheromones? 'Excellent' (Time Out). www.rosiewilby.com Preview Aug 6: 18:15 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 7-16,18-30: 18:15 (50mins) £8.00 (£7.00)

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ROSS LEE: NOT A LOT OF SEX LIES AND VIDEOTAPE Phil McIntyre Entertainment Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Kids have seen his 'Ghoulies', now you can feel his balls. From Hull to Hollywood the original TV terrorist dishes the dirt. Ross Lee rewinds his hysterical life on VHS. Preview Aug 5-8: 19:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 11-13,18-20,24-26,31: 19:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23: 19:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 27-30: 19:00 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.00)

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RUDI LICKWOOD - FOOD FOR THOUGHT Rudi Lickwood Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

BECA Award winner Rudi brings you an evening's chortle and lively, fast-paced, conversational, passionate buffet of comedy. 'Observant engaging interactive comic whose routines roll out like warm custard over Spotted Dick' (Independent). Book early! Preview Aug 5-7: 20:15 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 20:15 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:15 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50)

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RUSSELL KANE: HUMAN DRESSAGE Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Preening, posing, prancing.Why do we? Join the double if.comedy nominee Russell Kane for fast-paced, tub-thumping merriment. 'An exceptional comedian, his pace is relentless and his material exquisitely crafted ... inspiring and brilliant' (Chortle.co.uk). Preview Aug 5-8: 21:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,31: 21:20 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:20 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00)

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RUSSELL KANE'S FAKESPEARE:THE TRAGICKAL SAVEINGS OF KING NIGEL Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Last year: a sell-out Pleasance run, then the RSC's main stage, Stratford. Kane presents another blank verse play: Nigellio is an Essex banker, thus utterly finishĂŠd. 'Surpasses himself!' (Sunday Times). Preview Aug 5-8: 14:10 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,25-27,31: 14:10 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:10 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00)

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SAMMY J IN THE FOREST OF DREAMS Sammy J & Heath McIvor Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

The smash hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe is back! A show for anyone who was force-fed Disney films as a child. It's a musical. For adults.With puppets. Book early!

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SAMMY J: 1999 Sammy J Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Sammy J returns with a brand-new comedy musical! Wind the clock back 10 years to a time of innocence, floppy disks and awkward erections in this twisted tale of schoolyard retribution. 'Filthy, frenetic and gloriously funny' (Chortle.co.uk). Preview Aug 6-7: 18:00 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,11-13,18-20,24-27: 18:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:00 (1hr) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ11.00)

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SAM SIMMONS - PROBLEMS Gilded Balloon Productions & Token Productions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

The multi-award-winning Aussie maestro of suburban absurdism in his UK debut. SSSSS (Age). 'Simmons is a genius ... with a dash of Mighty Boosh and a huge dollop of something that is unmistakably his own' (Chortle.co.uk). Preview Aug 5-6: 20:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:00 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 20:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00)

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SANTINO CABARETINO Dr Brown Inc/PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

Free late-night variety show featuring sketches, comedians, characters, music, and a whole lot of madness. Completing their European tour in Prague, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona. 'Hysterical ... Never seen anything like it' (George Clinton, Los Angeles Times).

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SARAH BENNETTO IS LUCKY Sarah Bennetto Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street • 0131 225 6313 • Grid Ref: F5

Sarah has won holidays, the lottery, a car. But for every prize, a price must be paid and dignity lost. 'Storyteller par excellence' (Time Out). 'Effervescent, confident stand-up' SSSS (Age, Melbourne). 'Scintillating storyteller' - SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). Aug 16-19,21-26,28-30: 15:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 34567

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SARAH MILLICAN - TYPICAL WOMAN Chambers Management Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Many comics have asked, 'What's the difference between men and women?' If.comedy best newcomer winner Sarah Millican gets to the bottom of it. And finds out whether it's hairy or not. 'Wonderfully wrong ... incredibly funny' (Metro). Preview Aug 5-7: 19:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-20,24-27: 19:30 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:30 (1hr) ÂŁ11.50 (ÂŁ10.00)

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SCENES FROM COMMUNAL LIVING Dramatic Change C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Britain's hottest young comedy improvisers give you the share-flat from hell.Your suggestions create the strangest characters to ever argue over the gas bill. 'Very funny, fresh and endlessly creative.Two thumbs up!' (Time Out). Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 15:25 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 15:25 (1hr) ÂŁ10.50 (ÂŁ9.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:25 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50)

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SCENES OF A SKETCHUAL NATURE The Leeds Tealights C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

A hefty serving of fast-paced sleazed-up comedy soup. If music be the food of love, play on. If sketch comedy be the food of sex, dinner is served. 'A must-see' (Edfringe.tv). Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 16:35 (1hr) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 16:35 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:35 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50)

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THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Pleasance, Comedians Theatre Company and Jeremy Meadow Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Outrageous famous 18th-century farce! All-star cast: Stephen K Amos, Miss Behave, Lionel Blair, Marcus Brigstocke, Bridget Christie, Paul Foot, Steve Jameson, Ella Kenion, Phil Nichol, Huw Thomas, Clare Thomson, Richard Thomson. Director: Cal McCrystal. Aug 5-8: 16:00 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 16:00 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ13.50 (ÂŁ12.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:00 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ12.50)

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SCOTT AGNEW: SCOTTISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2008 Ha Ha Comedy

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Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

'Head, shoulders, knees and toes above the rest' (Scotsman). 'Bold, brash, barnstorming performance ... hilariously graphic ... powerhouse set' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Killer gags' (Evening Times). Glasgow Comedy Festival sell-out past four years. Preview Aug 6-7: 19:50 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:50 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:50 (1hr) ÂŁ10.50 (ÂŁ9.50) Aug 11,18,24-25: 19:50 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50

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THE SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Back after two Edinburgh sell-out years, with brand new songs, sketches, socks and violence. 'For sheer energy and laughs per hour, these comic stockings are the biz denier miss it' - SSSS (Scotsman, 2008). Preview Aug 5-6: 22:15 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:15 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ9.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27: 22:15 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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SCURVY STAND-UP SHOWCASE - FREE Scurvy Comedy/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Scurvy Wednesdays is London's hottest new club, featuring names like Simon Amstell, Richard Herring, Andy Zaltzman, plus hand-picked future stars. Come and see some of the club's favourites - 'Nothing but quality' (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 6-9: 20:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 10-30: 20:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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SEAN HUGHES:WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS ... Jeremy Meadow Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

A brand new show from the Perrier award winner. High-calibre comedy - dark, explosive, sardonic. Eight shows only. 'Hugely impressive and intelligent' (Time Out). 'One of the best stand-ups of his generation' (Daily Telegraph).

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SEETHING IS BELIEVING - FREE Andrew Wallace & Stewart McCure Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Too confused to complain, too conflicted to rant, too fair-minded to let rip with a meat cleaver ...Two of London's rising talents, one hour of hilarious stand-up. 'Laughs come strong and steady' (ThreeWeeks).

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SERATE BASTARDE (BASTARD NIGHTS) Espresso! Teatro Italiano: Dionisi C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Sex, religion, politics, death. Serate Bastarde is what happens when you've decided not to be afraid any more. Afraid of opening your mouth. Afraid of dying without ever opening your mouth. Sharp Italian satire in English. www.espressofringe.org Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 23:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 23:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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THE SEVEN DEADLY JOKES Hannah George and Ashley Frieze See page 18 for show information

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

What makes you laugh? Why do we laugh? Award-winning comedian Hannah George and her musical manservant take you on a journey into the dark corners of light entertainment. (Not actually deadly; it's a metaphor.) Aug 16-30: 13:25 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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7 DEADLY SKETCHES Stage and the Hands C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

A step into the unknown as far as sketch shows are concerned: experimental and quite possibly dangerous. A little treat for connoisseurs of divine comedy. Even features an actor whose legs make up 80% of his body. Aug 7,11: 21:10 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-15: 21:10 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13: 21:10 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) 34567

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SEYMOUR MACE AND PETER SLATER: SUNDAYLAND CKP By Arrangement With Ashley Boroda Entertainment Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Join the guys from BBC3's 'Ideal' as they perform a different show every day. Biscuits! Swearing! Idiots!We've got it all and fabulous prizes too. 'Sundayland' - 'Extremely funny and strangely relaxing' (Manchester Evening News). Preview Aug 5-8: 17:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27: 17:45 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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SEYMOUR MACE PRESENTS FUNSHINE! Seymour Mace/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

A fabulous festival of fun for everyone featuring live crosswords, hat judging, moustaches on kids and cups of tea all round. Funshine! Stupider than calling yourself Captain Poopy Pants and building a house out of syrup. Preview Aug 5: 15:50 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 13:45 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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SHAGGERS - FREE Nik Coppin/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Sell-out shows in Britain and Australia! With big names like Stephen K Amos, Greg Fleet, Jim Jeffries and other top comedians dropping in, it's the Fringe's most funfilled show! 'Top show ... highly recommended' (Rip It Up). www.shaggers.org Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27-30: 23:40 (1hr 20mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456 7

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THE SHAMBLES Dead Duck Productions Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

The Shambles are an improvised comedy troupe of outlandish wisecrackers and pratfallers, producing made-to-measure hilarity for any audience.This irreverent and eclectic mix of performers won't just tickle your funny bone, but snap it in two.

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SHANE LANGAN: NOT ALSO, BUT ONLY EdCom Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

One of Ireland's rising comedy stars, Shane ('Diet of Worms: Friends of the Puffincat' and RTE's 'Dublin Stories') presents a laid-back hour of off-beat comedy storytelling. Engaging and hilarious. Miss at your peril! Aug 5-8: 14:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,31: 14:00 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50)

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SHAPPI KHORSANDI:THE DISTRACTED ACTIVIST Off the Kerb Productions

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Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

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SHED SIMOVE: IDEAS MAN Shed Simove Belushi's, 9-13 Market Street • 0131 226 1446 • Grid Ref: D5

Jimmy Carr says: 'Shed is a cross between Anthony Robbins and Woody Allen.' Paul Kaye says: 'We'll see Shed on Jonathan Ross within a year.' A groundbreaking show based on the best-selling book 'Ideas Man'. Aug 7-30: 19:00 (55mins) £5.00

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SHE'S NOT JUST QUIET ... SHE'S DEAD Tracy Crisp The Space on the Mile @ Jury's Inn (V260), 43 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D6

Murder! And the vegetarian librarian is framed. Oh, and she still hasn't fed the kids. 'A librarian and she has children. Somehow, this becomes desperately funny.You have to be there' (Advertiser, Adelaide). Preview Aug 6-8: 19:35 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 10-15,17-22: 19:35 (45mins) £7.00 3456

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SHH! IT'S SOMEONE, HOLLAND & HUME Jim Holland & Lee Hume Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

Talented stand-ups Jim Holland and Lee Hume present an hour of mystery and mirth with a special guest from the comedy circuit every day. Aug 8-15: 16:55 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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SHIRLEY & SHIRLEY - THE SHIRLEY & SHIRLEY SHOW Shirley & Shirley Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Female sketch comedy duo perform characters from Nigeria to Devon, send up celebrities and spoof 'Mamma Mia!', Bollywood-style. 'Characters that make you think, "I wish I'd thought of that"' (Mackenzie Crook). Preview Aug 6-7: 17:05 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 17:05 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:05 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,18,24-25: 17:05 (1hr) £6.50

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SHITTY DEAL PUPPET THEATRE COMPANY'S OH! WHAT A SHITTY WAR Axis of Evil Productions/Escalator East to Edinburgh Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Shitty puppets return; this time it's personal.The history and horrors of war explained by renegade, rag-tag, swearing puppets. 'Brilliant, hilariously funny, must-see stuff' - SSSSS (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). Preview Aug 7-8: 17:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 9-16,18-23,25-29: 17:00 (40mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 34567

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SHORT CIRCUIT COMEDY PRESENTS ... PBH's Free Fringe The Phoenix, 46 Broughton Street • Grid Ref: B5

... a free, hand-picked selection of the country's best up-and-coming comedians, featuring: Paul Longley, Make A Stand winner 2009; Ric Wharton, Paramount winner 2008; Antony Green, Gary Brown, Lex Peters ... Plus surprise guests! Aug 8-29: 18:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

Errands to run? Tasks to complete? Ignore them all with a Short Intention Span! Just sit down, relax and tune yourself in to an hour of uproarious sketch comedy! Intend to attend! Plan to Span! www.myspace.com/richardsoames Aug 16-30: 16:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

We're from Australia.We're funny ladies each performing stand-up.We've come a long way to make you laugh, so please come along ... or we'll come and find you and drag you along.That is all. Aug 17-30: 14:50 (40mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Showstopper Productions in Association With the Sticking Place Festival Highlights Musical Theatre @ George Square, Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 Grid Ref: F5

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New musical improvised nightly. Audience suggestions collide with the inspired comic imaginings of an all-singing, all-dancing cast. Sell-out 2008. 'Must be seen to be believed' (Time Out - Critics' Choice). 'Just sublime' (Scotsman). www.showstopperthemusical.com Preview Aug 7: 22:50 (1hr 10mins) £7.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,25-27: 22:50 (1hr 10mins) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:50 (1hr 10mins) £11.50 (£10.50) 34567

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SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICALSPECIAL GUEST MATINEES Showstopper Productions in Association With the Sticking Place Festival Highlights Musical Theatre @ George Square, Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 Grid Ref: F5

A new musical improvised daily. Audience suggestions collide with the inspired comic imaginings of an all-singing, all-dancing cast. Guest stars will be announced first to our email list. Join at www.showstopperthemusical.com. Aug 17,24: 14:50 (1hr 10mins) £11.50 (£10.50) 3456

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SHRIMPS - SCARED SCRIPTLESS! Shrimps Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

The award-winning Shrimps return with their unique brand of improvised comedy. Every show is a world premiere.With no scripts to cower behind, the Shrimps thrive on your suggestions, weaving a bespoke comedy experience for you. Aug 17-23: 22:45 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ6.50) 3456

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How do you keep your mouth shut with a transvestite husband, a bolshie best friend and a lesbian lover who thinks she's Gloria Gaynor? VG Lee tells all. 'Wonderfully funny' (Gay's the Word). Aug 8-10,12-17,19-24,26-29: 16:20 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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Your evening's off to a flying start with an exciting new show from four of the capital's finest rising comedians: Martin McAllister, Jim Park, Jeff O'Boyle and Gordon Alexander. 'What the festival's all about' (ThreeWeeks).

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SIMON AMSTELL: DO NOTHING Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road • 0131 557 2827 • Grid Ref: E6

'As close as you can get to a man emotionally and philosophically disembowelling himself on stage' (Sunday Times). 'Intellectually sophisticated, engagingly honest, genuinely accomplished stand-up' (Scotsman).'Consistently witty and intelligent ... perceptive and very funny' (Stage).

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SIMON BRODKIN: STILL NOT HIMSELF Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Outstanding character comedy: four inspired creations from the star of ITV1's 'Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder'. 'A veritable feast of character comedy, all packing harpoon-sharp material' (Scotsman). 'Simon Brodkin's new show is inspired' (Metro). Preview Aug 8: 17:00 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 17:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:00 (1hr) ÂŁ10.50 (ÂŁ9.00)

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SIMON DONALD AND MAFF BROWN Simon Donald and Maff Brown Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from the Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Simon Donald, co-founder of 'Viz Comic', brings 30 years of creating characters off the page onto the stage. 'Maff Brown is a totally natural stand-up! Succeeds in raising roars of laughter' (Fest Mag). Preview Aug 6-7: 17:20 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,11-13,17,19-20,24-27: 17:20 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:20 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 (ÂŁ8.00)

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SIMON JENKINS PLUS ONE ... goHERO Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Channel 4 have followed Simon all year to see his comedy career flourish and have gained a Bafta nomination in the process. Come see why as Simon, plus one, perform a free hour of stand-up.

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SIMON MUNNERY'S AGM09 Simon Munnery/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club, 5 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Munnery returns to the Stand for the eighth year of his sentence, hoping for time off from good behaviour. I've become overly worried about the state of my outhouse: I've got a messy annexe complex. Mac drums. Preview Aug 5: 17:55 (1hr 15mins) £7.00 (£6.00) Preview Aug 6: 17:45 (1hr 15mins) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-16,18-31: 16:05 (1hr 15mins) £8.00 (£7.00)

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6 FEET BLUNDER Crowhog Productions Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

A sketch-based comedy show featuring serial killers, obnoxious children, ventriloquists and vampires, all under the roof of one unfortunate funeral director. However, arranging funerals at this establishment might not be as easy as first expected ...

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Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Place • 0131 225 9893 • Grid Ref: F5

The sell-out sketch comedy showcase returns for its third year, featuring a handpicked selection of troupes from the whole Fringe, different each week. Presenting highlights from their shows and exclusive material. Critics' Choice (Time Out). Aug 9,16,23: 15:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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SKETCHATRON: UNWIELDY www.sketchatron.co.uk Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The big brother of 'Sketchatron: Nano', 'Unwieldy' presents the greatest sketch teams at the Fringe in a one-night-only sketch spectacular. 'A fantastic show, rollickingly brilliant' - SSSSS (EdFestMag.co.uk). Book soon. Aug 27: 23:00 (1hr) £11.50 (£10.00) 3456

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SKETCH CRUNCH Marigold C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

The freshest, funniest new sketch show at the Fringe. 'If I had to compare these three to anyone ... it would be the mighty Monty Python ... Slick, original, intelligent humour' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Our mums say it's dead good. www.yardstick-productions.com Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 23:55 (55mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 23:55 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:55 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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SKETCH, DRUGS AND ROCK'N'ROLL Abingdon 753 Nica Burns presents the unofficial oscars of comedy

C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Everything from aquatic bigotry to dictator of the year awards. Surrealism and cynicism culminate in an orgy of wit which will have you rolling in the aisles. Probably not literally. Aug 16,21-23,28-31: 17:40 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 17-18,24-25: 17:40 (55mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 19-20,26-27: 17:40 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.50) 34567

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Politically Erect Comedy/Pelé Ling Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

Four top Comedians! Joke Competition Prizes! Two different shows – Early & Late show! Two hours of Comedy!

Join five comedy warriors venturing to a world of comedic vulgarity and surreal wit. Armed with fairy wings, vampire teeth and a toaster, they offer a refreshingly ludicrous take on everything, including politics, religion and breakfast. www.politicallyerect.co.uk Preview Aug 6: 22:25 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 7-13,16-20: 22:25 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 14-15,21-23: 22:25 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) 3456 7

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THE SLIDING SCALE OF CYNICISM John Purves, Jane Walker & Daniel Webster/PBH's Free Fringe

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Three stand-ups go from whimsy to rage in the space of an hour. www.myspace.com/slidingscalecomedy Aug 8-29: 22:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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Cruz, 14 The Shore • Grid Ref: LEITH Aug 16-23: 14:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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SLOW GENIUS IMPROV COMEDY - FREE PBH's Free Fringe The Rat Pack, 9b Shandwick Place • Free shows only, no box office • Grid Ref: E2

Having taken Wales by storm, Cardiff's premier improvisational comedy group hits Edinburgh! Come, throw your suggestions and chortle away as 'together they create dozens of characters with impressive speed and to hilarious effect' (Western Mail). Aug 8-20,22-29: 19:50 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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Tomfoolery The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Fresh from having material broadcast on Radio 4,Tomfoolery present this fast-paced mix of sketch and stand-up comedy. Meet a host of characters bumbling their way through some painfully awkward situations and laugh heartily at their foolishness! www.myspace.com/tomfoolery2009 Preview Aug 7-8: 18:10 (50mins) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 10-15,17-22: 18:10 (50mins) £7.00 (£5.00) 34567

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SOME COMEDY (IN A CAVE) PBH's Free Fringe The Rowan Caves, 16 Niddry Street South • Grid Ref: E5

Approximately one hour of comedy. A different line-up of acts each day. Hosted by Fred Forse and/or Gareth Morinan. It's in a cave. Free entry. It will be good. No more relevant information available.

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SOMEONE WILL LEAVE PREGNANT AND BLEEDING - FREE Tyson Boyce & Bobby Carroll Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Not all men could single-handedly raise a child with severe learning difficulties while founding an organisation to raise funds for research.These guys are no exception; they do rude, dark comedy. Pricks! Aug 9-30: 23:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

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SOMETHING ELSE Reserve Collection/PBH's Free Fringe The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

The Reserve Collection brings you a set of smart and silly sketches looking at how we communicate and why we mostly don't. From dating to Twitter, it's all about reaching out to another person, missing, and falling over. Aug 8-28: 14:25 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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SOUND & FURY'S SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SALINE SOLUTION TBC Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

150 years ago Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh.Today, he is rolling in his grave. Outrageous send-up by the creators of last year's hit 'Cyranose'! SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News) Preview Aug 5-7: 22:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 22:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

SOUND & FURY'S 'TESTACLESE AND YE SACK OF ROME' - FREE Sound & Fury/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

See LA boys' fakespearean-vaudeville bawdy romp through Greece - have a ball! 'Love-child of Monty Python and Dr Seuss!' (Advertiser). SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News, Fest, HairlineUK, FringeReview.co.uk). SSSS (Scotsman).

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SOWERBY AND LUFF'S ALL STARS Comedy 365/PBH's Free Fringe The White Horse, 266 Cannongate • Grid Ref: D6

Comedy showcase featuring a daily line-up of the very best stand-up, sketches and music from this year's Fringe. Plus, guest comperes and surprise acts from iTunes' popular Comedy 365 podcast. 'Very funny' (Time Out). Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: 21:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY? Gilded Balloon Sponsored By Sony Pictures

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Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

The ultimate comedy competition where legends are born - thrill as the latest clutch of new acts fight it out for the comedy crown. Past winners include Peter Kay, Dylan Moran, and Lee Mack. Aug 10-11,16-19: 22:30 (1hr 30mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 27: 20:30 (2hrs 30mins) £14.00 (£13.00) 3456

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SPANK James & Leon and Underbelly Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Back again! The late-night show of the Fringe.Awesome comedians, sexy DJs, controlled anarchy and booze. 'This is what the festival should be about' (List). 'Everything you could hope for in a late night comedy showcase' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 7: 00:00 (3hrs) £8.00 Aug 8-10,13,16,20,23,27,30: 00:00 (3hrs) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 11-12,17-19,24-26: 00:00 (3hrs) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 00:00 (3hrs) £14.50 (£13.50)

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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL 'til we leave Theatre Company Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from The Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Satanic skits, vicious vignettes and silly sophistry abound in this high-octane extravaganza of surreal, imaginative and cutting-edge comedy sketches. Four marionettes of the macabre compelled by a pact with the devil to be hilarious! Preview Aug 6-7: 13:20 (1hr) £4.00 Aug 8-17,19-30: 13:20 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00)

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SPECIAL RESERVE COMEDY BENEFIT Pleasance/Charlie Harthill Special Reserve Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Now in its fifth year, this classic case of vintage comedy comprises this year's hottest acts. Previous line-ups: Russell Howard,We Are Klang, Andrew Maxwell, Daniel Rigby, Tim Fitzhigham (MC). Aug 26: 18:00 (1hr 30mins) £10.00 3456

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THE STAND LATE SHOW The Stand Comedy Club

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

The Stand Comedy Club, 5 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Comedians Rachel Anderson, Luke Graves and Helen Huscroft invite you to the wonderment that is 'Speed Bumps'. One harp, one hour, three different styles creating one of the most exciting new shows of the Free Festival.

Late-night Fringe comedy at its best. Eight superb showcases from Scotland's favourite club. Five comics, two hours, late bar. Different sizzling selection nightly. 'Best value in town' (Evening News). 'They keep the laughs coming' (Times).

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SPIRITS OF THE FRINGE! - FREE Comic Angels/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Who are the true spirits of the Fringe? Find out at this jam-packed comedy show. Stand-up, sketches, interviews and gossip. Different star-studded line-up each night. Hosted by Sajeela Kershi. Must-see!

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Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

The legendary Amnesty sell-out benefit is back with two nights of Edinburgh's best stand-up! Starring Stephen K Amos, Sarah Millican, Phil Nichol, Rob Rouse, Laura Solon, John Bishop and many more! For full line-up, visit amnesty.org.uk/ edinburghfestivals. Aug 12,19: 00:00 (1hr 30mins) £18.50 (£16.50)

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STAND-UP MONKEY POET! - FREE Monkey Poet/Laughing Horse Free Festival

C cubed, Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Real-life eulogies come alive in this drop-dead comedy. Irreverent and heartwarming. From stories of fallen soldiers to beheaded Barbie dolls. '"Sex and the City" meets "Six Feet Under"' (BackStage.com). 'She's hilarious' (Variety). www.funeralogues.com, www.greenroompresents.com

Seven awards! Edinburgh debut! The Monkey Poet's outrageous tour of modern life. 'Funny, passionate, bawdy' - SSSS (Toronto Eye Weekly). 'A British Bill Hicks' (Indianapolis Reviews). 'A bullshit-free zone' - SSSS (NUVO Magazine). www.monkeypoet.co.uk

Aug 6-7,11,17-18,24-25: 17:30 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 17:30 (55mins) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 17:30 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.50)

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STAFF ROOM STORIES John Caplis Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street • 0131 556 0444 • Grid Ref: E5

'Staff Room Stories.' The show is based on the experiences of a supply teacher and his overall contempt for the kids he is supposed to be educating, or controlling as the author describes it. Aug 17-23: 15:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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THE STAND UP MYSTERY AND CHEWING GUM TOO - FREE Scot Stewart/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Outhouse, 12a Broughton Street Lane • 0131 557 6668 • Grid Ref: C5

Scottish comedian Scot Stewart performs a thrilling murder mystery about a newlywed couple and the sleepwalking detective while taking an occasional break for surreal comedy.

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STEPHEN CARLIN BLOWS THE LID OFF THE WHOLE FILTHY BUSINESS Stephen Carlin/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

THE INDEPENDENT

One of Stewart Lee's ten best ever stand-ups, Stephen Carlin returns to the Fringe with a brand new hilarious stand-up show. 'Sharp and original.' - SSSS (List).

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STEPHEN GRANT - ONE WEEK ONLY Glorious Talent Management Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Legendary Brighton comedian fuses the cream of his last six shows with his best ideas for 2010. Lots of interaction, pedantry, and laughs. Sell-out 2003-2008! 'Genuinely funny' - SSSSS (List). 'Exhilarating' - SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). www.stephengrant.com Aug 16-22: 21:00 (1hr) £5.00 SCOTSMAN

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‘Sickeningly talented young show stealer.’ EVENING TIMES

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STEPHEN HILL AND JESSICA FOSTEKEW: CREAM EGGS V NAZI NANA Stephen Hill and Jessica Fostekew/PBH's Free Fringe Bannermans, 212 Cowgate • Grid Ref: E5

Free stand-up. 'Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol' finalist Stephen Hill and 'SYTYF?' semifinalist Jessica Fostekew declare joke war!What will conquer all, love or hate? 'Intensely funny' (Time Out). Aug 9-14,16-18: 16:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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STEPHEN K AMOS - THE FEELGOOD FACTOR Stephen K Amos

Jeremy Meadow presents

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Forget the credit crunch and welcome to the show that's full of fun, warmth, bonhomie and love. 'Unites everyone in laughter' (List). For sheer entertainment value Amos is tough to beat' (Evening Standard). Preview Aug 5-7: 21:40 (1hr) ÂŁ8.00 Aug 8-11,13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 21:40 (1hr) ÂŁ14.00 (ÂŁ12.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:40 (1hr) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ13.50)

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STEWART LEE: IF YOU PREFER A MILDER COMEDIAN, PLEASE ASK FOR ONE Stewart Lee/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club, 5 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Work in progress towards new, coffee-themed, touring show from middle-aged TV man. 'Russell Brand is the nearest this country has to Lenny Bruce' (B Dessau, Evening Standard). Preview Aug 5: 22:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 Preview Aug 6: 19:40 (1hr) ÂŁ9.00 Aug 7-16,18-30: 19:45 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00

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THE STICKY BIVOUAC Sirkus On Foot

SEAN HUGHES What l Meant To Say Was... ‘One of the best stand-ups of his generation’ Daily Telegraph

Absurdist, high-energy comedy act. Feast your eyes and ears on the bizarre, unique and delicate world of Paul Currie, street clown and stand-up comedian. www.sirkusonfoot.com

8 SHOWS ONLY - BOOK NOW

Aug 6-7,17-18,24-25: 21:05 (50mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) Aug 8-10,21-23: 21:05 (50mins) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 19-20,26: 21:05 (50mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) 3456

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STORYTELLERS' CLUB Sarah Bennetto Presents

Photo: Alfie Hitchcock

C cubed, Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

22 - 30 Aug (not 27) at 8.30pm 0131 622 6552 www.gildedballoon.co.uk See page 95 for show information

Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street • 0131 225 6313 • Grid Ref: F5

Comedians and musicians telling stories around a fake log fireplace. It's great. Come along. 'A magical haven of intelligent comedy' - SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). 'Unashamedly literate' (Independent). 'A magical idea' (Metro). 'Just go and see it' (Time Out). Aug 20,27: 15:00 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ5.00 3456

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STUART MITCHELL LIVE AND SPECIAL GUESTS - FREE Stuart Mitchell & Special Guests/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

Mitchell shares his crazy life to date, from working beside the prime minister to losing the tips of his fingers! 'Amazing performance'; 'fantastic'; 'definitely one to keep an eye on' (Skinny). Aug 26-30: 21:55 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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THE SUMMER I DID THE LEAVING Aindrias de Staic Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Another great tale of travel and music from the multi-award-winning Irish vagabond himself. Malcolm Hardee Award nominee 2008. 'Talent and humour in abundance ... dangerously seductive ... a gut-bustingly funny experience' (Scotsman) www.aindrias.com Aug 14-16,18-23,25-28: 14:00 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00) (ÂŁ7.00 SU) 34567

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THE SUNDAY DEFENSIVE: FRIEND AND FOE Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The bespectacled double act proudly present their long-awaited Edinburgh debut after appearances on 'Peep Show' and 'IT Crowd'. 'One of the most innovative sketch groups around ... a terrific duo' (Time Out). 'Recommended' (Independent, Guardian). Preview Aug 5-8: 16:30 (1hr) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 9-13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 16:30 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:30 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00)

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SUPERCLUMP Good Sense of Humour The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Splendid new sketch show from a clump of the country's best young comedians, who between them have won competitions, been BBC-, Channel 4- and Channel 5commissioned, and if.comedy- and Chortle Award-nominated. Surely that's worth a fiver.

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THE SUPPER CLUB Assembly Assembly @ George St, Assembly Rooms, 54 George St • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

'The Supper Club' returns, the throbbing heart of late-night Assembly. A series of guest hosts, gorgeous performers, a cocktail menu to die for and the best place to catch up with the festival gossip. Preview Aug 7-9: 00:00 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 Aug 12-16,19-23,26-30: 00:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 34567

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SURVIVAL OF THE THINNEST Fredrik Lloyd Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from the Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

The original inspiration for 'The X-Files' and the 'Bionic Man' reveals how he reached cult status in medical journals as a bionic child, to become a cage-fighting legend. (Super feather lightweight.) Preview Aug 6-7: 13:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 13:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-13,16-17,19-20,23-27,30: 13:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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SUSAN CALMAN - THE LAST WOMAN ON EARTH Underbelly & Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

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Heckler: 'I wouldn't f*ck you if you were the last woman on Earth' ...What if ... ? Be afraid ... Sell-out, 2008. 'Properly, Scottishly funny' (Kate Copstick). 'Stand-up heaven' (Scotsgay). Preview Aug 6-7: 20:10 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 20:10 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:10 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 20:10 (1hr) £6.50

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TAKE THE EMPIRE:THE GREAT BIG MARVELLOUS VICTORIAN GAME SHOW C Presents ... Dastardly Productions C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

From the ingenious minds behind hit sell-out 'Famished', an unforgettable evening of devious questions, impossible challenges, decadent debauchery and delightful chaos. Followed by afterparty with late bar and music. www.dastardlyproductions.com Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 00:00 (1hr 35mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 00:00 (1hr 35mins) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 00:00 (1hr 35mins) £7.50 (£6.50)

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TAMING GOLDFISH - FREE Plastic Seat Company/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

The highlight of the Sheffield Comedy Festival, the Plastic Seat Company present this irreverent sketchfest.The four gentlemen weave their blend of physical dexterity, verbal contortionism and surreal parody to hilarious effect. 'Relentlessly funny' (Sheffield Star). Aug 17-31: 12:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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TARTAN RIBBON COMEDY BENEFIT 2009 Pleasance and Waverley Care Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Probably the biggest comedy line-up you will ever see. All proceeds go to HIV charity,Waverley Care. Previous line-ups: Michael McIntyre, Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne. Beg, steal, borrow a ticket! Aug 18: 20:00 (1hr 30mins) £12.00 (£10.50) 3456

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TEAKSHOW TeakShow

PHIL McINTYRE ENTERTAINMENT BY ARRANGEMENT

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

WITH KARUSHI MANAGEMENT PRESENT

Daring, varied, fabulously outrageous. Sketches from the TeakZone will leave you scarred, breathless and crying for your mum. But in a good way. 'Marvellous, manic performances ... expertly realised' (Chortle.co.uk). Hackney Empire finalists. 'Recommended' (Time Out). Preview Aug 5-6: 16:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27,31: 16:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50)

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TERRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM The Black Museum Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4 INDEPENDENT

Welcome, traveller, and enter the Black Museum, where horror stalks every corner, mystery haunts each corridor and the gift shop prices are very reasonable. Dare you enter? Starring Dan McKee, Ben Smith and Laurence Tuck.

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METRO

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Perrier Award nominee and Royal Variety performer,Terry holds the record for the most consecutive encores at the Comedy Store. 'Brilliant, always funny' (List). 'Fantastic show!' (Scotsman). Brand new show, limited run, book early.Total sell-out 2006. www.terryalderton.com

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THANKLESS CHILD Thankless Child

0131 226 0000 WWW.EDFRINGE.COM

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Thankless Children Liz Black and Freya Slipper present a brand new lunchtime sketch show. Learn what befalls if you don't take heed from the cautionary tales of our youth. 'Hilarious' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). 'Lightning-fast comedy' - SSSS (Fest). Preview Aug 5-7: 13:15 (55mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 13:15 (55mins) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 13:15 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.00)

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THOUGHT THIEF Peter Antoniou Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

Is your mind safe? Both criminals and the government are controlling you. Join underground mind-reading sensation, Peter Antoniou, as through laughter and amazement he reveals how your mind has been compromised. 'Phenon-mentally good' (Kerrang!).

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3 PINTS OF LAUGHTER (2.114 LITRES) COMEDY SHOW Sophie's Voice and Special Guests Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Le Figaro

After being saved by a donation of three pints of blood, I was inspired to write this comedy show of stand-up, characters, songs and improvisation that brings out your inner comedian.

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“Quite simply two huge talents!” France 2 TV “Sheer visual craziness!”

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“This show is a fireworks display of visual invention, laughter and poetry. What a joy! ” Pariscope

TIERNAN DOUIEB: 28 YEARS LATER Tiernan Douieb Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Tiernan's never grown up. In height or behaviour. Acclaimed stand-up Douieb brings his debut hour about adulthood, childish imaginings and zombies. 'Good solid laughs' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Unquestionably talented ... Genuinely funny' (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 6-7: 16:00 (55mins) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 16:00 (55mins) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:00 (55mins) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,18,24-25: 16:00 (55mins) £6.50

New Town Theatre, 96 George St, EH2 3DH

5 - 30 august (not 17) 9. 30 pm (1hr 15) www.edfringe.com and www.universalartsfestival.com

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TIFFANY STEVENSON: ALONG CAME A SPIDER Jeremy Meadow for Something for the Weekend

TOM AND BRODY ARE SO COMEDY! - FREE Tom Goodliffe/Broderick Chow/Free Festival

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Are you predator or prey? Tiffany will trap you in her silky web with dark and funny stories.This show does not contain actual spiders. 'Can't wait to see her again' (One4Review.com). Preview Aug 5-6: 17:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 7-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 10-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 17:45 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00)

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You're so comedy and you don't even know it.Two scoops of smackdown standup (actually quite lovely) from Tom Goodliffe: 'the performance is exemplary' (Chortle.co.uk) and Broderick Chow: 8% body fat. www.tomandbrody.com

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TIM: AGAINST ALL ODDS The Roaring Boys

TOM BASDEN: NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSICBASED COMEDY! Phil McIntyre Entertainment

Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Throughout history, there have been no winners called Tim. No heroes called Tim. One man has vowed to change that. His name is Tim. 'A laugh a minute' (Sun, Edinburgh 2008). www.roaringboys.co.uk Preview Aug 6-7: 15:00 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 15:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,18,25: 15:00 (1hr) £6.50 3456 7

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TIME OUT COMEDY PRESENTS ... FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Time Out Magazine and Pleasance Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Curated by Time Out's comedy editor,Tim Arthur, these late-night extravaganzas will feature the best line-ups anywhere in town, including top headliners and a smattering of the weird and wonderful. Aug 14,21,28: 23:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) 3456

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TIM KEY - THE SLUTCRACKER The Invisible Dot Key (chubby, Perrier nominee, poet) - 'Cowards', 'We Need Answers', 'Newswipe' (BBC4) - with a divvy hour (sophisticated). 'One of the funniest, most off-the-wall and imaginative shows in Edinburgh' (Stage). 'Comedy genius' (Guardian). Preview Aug 5-6: 21:50 (55mins) £5.00 Aug 7-13,18-19,24-26,31: 21:50 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,20-23,27-30: 21:50 (55mins) £10.50 (£9.00)

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TODD WOMACK'S MIDNIGHT MASH-UP - FREE Todd Womack/PBH's Free Fringe

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TOM CORBETT VAMPIRES AND VOLAUVENTS - FREE Tom Corbett Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2022 • Grid Ref: C4

My free show which I'll fill with stories and thoughts about obsession, tiny pastries and the undead. 'Definitely one to watch out for in the future' (Chortle.co.uk). Let's hope it's the future now.

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TOM CRAINE - COMFORT BLANKET Tom Craine

Veteran US comedian Todd Womack (Comedy Central, Bravo) hosts comics from all over Earth in a late-night stand-up show. A sampling of the Fringe's finest comics in Scotland's most haunted pub. www.toddwomack.com/mashup

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Star of the sell-out 'AAA Stand-Up' 2008, Rhod Gilbert's support, creator of BBC Radio 2 comedy 'The Sharp End'.Tom Craine's debut show peeks cautiously at reassurance. 'Dynamic energy, intelligence, razor-sharp wit' (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 5-7: 19:15 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 19:15 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:15 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.50)

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TOM DEACON - INDECISIVE Avalon Promotions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

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Star of 'Comedy Zone' 2008, Chortle student comedian of the year and BBC Switch regular embarks on his first solo show. 'With looks, confidence, charm and great material, expect other comics to lynch him' (Sunday Times). Preview Aug 5-8: 20:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 20:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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TOMMY AND THE WEEKS:WONDERBANG Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

TOM ADAMS: DROPPED AS A CHILD PBH's Free Fringe

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The Royal Mile Tavern, 127 High Street • 0131 557 9681 • Grid Ref: E5

Hello.This is my first show in Edinburgh. I won't let you down. 'He creates such a snug, inclusive atmosphere that by the end we're all swaying and singing along to the choruses' (Chortle.co.uk).

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If.comedy winner. Bafta nominee. ¼ of BBC4 and Radio 4's 'Cowards'.Tom sings some songs, outlines some ideas, shows some pictures and hopes for the best. 'Comedy genius' (Guardian).

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'One of the full-on funniest hours I remember spending. A made in comedy heaven double-act' - SSSSS (Scotsman). Guardian Critics' Choice. Papery indie waif and brusque Tory boy return to funk out more sketches. Preview Aug 5-8: 17:10 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27,31: 17:10 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:10 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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TOM ALLEN:WOMEN! Tom Allen Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

TOMORROW'S LEADERS Guy Incognito

Dapper, young, homosexual, BBC New Comedy Award-winner,Tom Allen, talks about the women he's loved ... but not like that. 'The sly dexterity of his delivery has you hooked' (Telegraph). 'Otherworldly' (Scotsman). 'Lively, charismatic ... the cream of the crop' (Time Out).

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Preview Aug 5-7: 19:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 10-13,18-20,24-27: 19:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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The inevitable return of Guy Incognito - BBC New Talent Pick of the Fringe. Welcome to King Peter's School (est 1571). Attendance will be taken. 'Book your seats early' (Stage). 'Tremendously funny ... a must-see' (David Mitchell).

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TOM WRIGGLESWORTH'S OPEN RETURN LETTER TO RICHARD BRANSON CKP By Arrangement With Comedy Store Management

TWELVE ANGRY SKETCHES Naylor & Gant

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Depression, abuse, conflict, murder. Not all can empathise, but all can jeer. Come point and laugh with Naylor and Gant.They apologise for nothing. 'A terrific up-andcoming double act' (Cannon & Ball).

Having witnessed a train manager abuse his position (Hitler would've watched admiringly, taking notes),Tom tells Richard how random acts of kindness make good triumph over evil. 'Joy to watch' (Scotsman). www.tomwrigglesworth.co.uk Preview Aug 5-8: 19:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17,19-20,24-27: 19:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50)

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TONY COWARDS 'EVERYMAN' Tony Cowards/Laughing Horse Free Festival Debunking the myth that we should try harder, be brighter, richer and more successful.Tony brings tears of laughter and joy as he celebrates all that is good about being 'average'. Free show! Aug 7-10,12-17,19-24,26-30: 20:45 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 0131 667 7533 • Grid Ref: F6

Tony takes no prisoners with his unique feast of political incorrectness. Performing his own brand of topical parody songs linked with often twisted observations, big belly laughs are always guaranteed.

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2 BY 2 Z Theatre Company The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson St • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

A comedy adapted from the story of Noah's Ark, exploring reality TV. Follow Noah on his journey through slip-ups, embarrassing situations and madness as he discovers the truth ... the whole crew are in on the joke. Aug 8,10-15,17-20: 14:00 (50mins) £5.50 (£4.00) 34567

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TWO EPISODES OF MASH The Invisible Dot Joe Wilkinson and Diane Morgan's new sketch show. 'The skits blend the absurd and the sharply real with effortless ease, not dropping the energy or the gag rate for a moment' - SSSS (Sunday Times).

After four sell-out years, a brand new show straightens things out. Does debit mean credit? Yes mean yes? Who does Hillary Clinton think she is? 'Fabulous' SSSSS(Scotsman). 'Edgily funny' (Standard). 'Twisted' (Daily Mail). www.toppingandbutch.com 34567

TWIST-HEAD'S FREE COMEDY SKETCH SHOW Twist-Head/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Preview Aug 19: 18:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Fast-paced comedy sketches. Mixing random originality with parodies of films such as 'Forrest Gump' and writers like Charles Dickens. Avid Daily Mail readers - think twice before attending; you will be offended, you morons.

TONY LITTLER: RETURN OF THE MIDDLE AGED PUNK Tony Littler/Laughing Horse Free Fringe

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Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

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TREVOR LOCK - SOME KIND OF FOOL Show + Tell The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Trevor performs an hour of 'superbly comic writing' (Times) and improvised madness. Presenting his non-ideas on life, lipstick and love. 'Charming ... irresistible ... absolutely entertaining' (Independent). 'Pure comic genius' (Metro). www.showandtelluk.com Preview Aug 6-7: 20:00 (1hr) £2.50

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TREVOR MCDONALD'S HORSE ORCHESTRA LIP Theatre Company Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place• 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Trevor McDonald's Horse Orchestra invites you to join them on a whimsical journey through the forest of life. Let them tickle your titter box with sketches exploring the serious and surreal! Like nothing you've seen before! Aug 16-30: 19:00 (50mins) £8.00 (£7.00) 34567

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TRYING 2B FUNNY COMEDY SHOW - FREE Heatham House/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

A host of teenage stand-ups give their unique take on life from relationships to the meaning of Lego. A free show featuring the funniest teenage spots on the Fringe. Aug 8-14: 16:10 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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Mockumentary about three delusional losers and their surreal, twisted lives.You'll see it all: porno, Paul Daniels, papier-mache sex dolls, and other things so depraved they're not even allowed in this blurb.Tempted? Aug 8-29: 17:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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TWO LEFT HANDS - ANOTHER MOUTHFUL Leila Hackett and Charlotte Hudson

UNSUPERVISED DETENTION Unsupervised Detention

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Serving up effervescent sketch comedy: nostalgia, notoriety and Pauline Prescott's plans for global economic revival. 'Best sketch show on the Fringe' (Observer). SSSS (Sunday Telegraph). 'Scintillating writing' - SSSS (List). 'Beautifully performed' - SSSS (Times). SSSS (SoS).

Sketch comedy that breaks all the school rules. Our delightful former pupils present a perfectly behaved hour of social satire, surprising songs, scintillating scenes and accordions. Anyone who fails to attend will be locked in the toilet.

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TYRANNOSAURUS REX: A PACK OF LIES? THE TRUE STORY OF MATT'S ACCIDENTAL FACT - FREE Matt Brierley/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Fingers Piano Bar, 61a Frederick Street • Grid Ref: D3

Laughing Horse @ The Outhouse, 12a Broughton St Lane • 0131 557 6668 • Grid Ref: C5

He's discoveredT-rex was a pack hunter! He's 'protested' outside international museums. He's met the mayor of Dinosaur, Colorado. Join Matt's journey to banish falsehood. www.myspace.com/drmattbrierley

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Assembly @ George St, Assembly Rooms, 54 George St • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Stars of Radio 4's comedy series 'The Ladies' return with a brand new hour of sketches. 'Laugh-out-loud funny' - SSSS (Scotsman). 'Brilliantly fresh' - SSSS (Metro). 'Book tickets quickly' - SSSS (List).

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VARYTALES ShellShock! The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

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VERITY WELCH:TWISTED SISTER Up the Arts Comedy/PBH's Free Fringe Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

Verity shares her journey in and out of comedy with a celebration of mad, bad and sad characters. Plus special (drag) guests. Many top comics have been fleetingly involved in the making of this show. Aug 9-17,19-22,24-29: 23:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8 9

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four of the country's finest comedians compete to see which of them can smuggle the greatest number of unlikely facts past their opponents. (Please note: there is no interval.) Aug 25: 15:30 (2hrs 30mins) (FreeTicketed)

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A fairy tale-inspired improvised comedy where you, the audience, create a world of miracle and mystery. Follow our heroes on their quest for that happy ending.Will they succeed or will their nemesis triumph? It's up to you ...

THE UMBRELLA BIRDS: SKETCHES IN A SHOP CHANGING ROOM Avalon Promotions

Aug 6-8: 18:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,27-30: 18:20 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-26,31: 18:20 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00)

Free top-notch poetry and storytelling from captivating humorists including John Hegley,Tim Key, Simon Munnery, Richard Sandling, Jenny Lindsay and Richard Tyrone Jones, your 'wonderful poet and host!' (Daljit Nagra). New show daily! Full listings: www.utterspokenword.com.

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VICTIMS OF ROMANCE Z Theatre Company The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

A bitter comedy about relationships from many perspectives. Love, affairs and heartbreaks are hilarious to watch when you're not involved.This play takes you into the love lives of several characters; can you find your own story? Aug 8,10-15,17-20: 17:00 (50mins) £5.50 (£4.00) 34567

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Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Come celebrate Underbelly's 10th year in udderation. A festival finale like no other top comedy, music, acrobats, beatboxing, balloons and party hats (maybe) in one mega show. It's going to be big ...

VLADIMIR MCTAVISH THE TOP 50 GREATEST SCOTS OF ALL TIME EVER PART TWO Vladimir McTavish/The Stand Comedy Club

Aug 30: 23:45 (2hrs) £15.00 (£12.50)

The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

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Preview Aug 2: 19:20 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 18:35 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00)

The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

The wittiest act since Morecambe and Wise, here for two days only. Catch Pam and Ann as they travel the world with their winnings. Eyes down and look in for mega laughs. www.myspace.com/gypsytheatre1 Aug 21-22: 15:05 (50mins) £6.00 (£5.00) 3456

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UNDERWATER CATHEDRAL Red Admiral Productions An elephant and a bird, a porpoise in a cassock, talking trees, rapidly growing kangaroos, animated nonsense. All this and more in a surreal comic play. Come and enjoy the whimsical silliness for free! 34567

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A WALKING ADVERT FOR FREE ABORTIONS! Set Richard Coughlan Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

Some are born-again: Richard Coughlan was miscarried twice! An unpredictably perverse hour with a truly shameless, tragic, unbalanced, brutally honest, proud Dick! Lord filth. 'Comedy genius' (ThreeWeeks) 'Ingenious eccentricity' (Scotsman). www.youtube.com/user/coughlan666 Aug 6-18,21-29: 21:50 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 0131 667 7533 • Grid Ref: F6

Aug 23-30: 16:30 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

2008 sell-out. Another affectionately scathing critique of one small nation's greatest icons. 'One of the finest acts on the circuit ... sensitive, yet issues startling invective' (Guardian).

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WANCHORMAN: ADVENTURES IN TELLY LAND Dave Gibson/PBH's Free Fringe Dragonfly, 52 West Port • Grid Ref: F4

Award-winning comic Dave Gibson reveals his most embarrassing televisual blunders. From misunderstandings with Gordon Ramsay to arguments with Tony Blair, join Dave in a sneaky look backstage at the TV world. 'Hilarious' (Will Ferrell). Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: 16:20 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Two small-town girls on comedy crack bring you a kaleidoscope of entertainment with song, sketches, physical comedy, dance and mad characters. No jokes, just funniness in the flesh ... A must-see Welsh-Canadian, surreal duo. www.jenniferwarren.ca Preview Aug 4-6: 23:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-9,12-16,19-23,26-30,Sep 2-6: 23:15 (13hrs) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 10-11,18,24-25,31: 23:15 (1hr) £6.00

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WATTS & MCCURE KNOW THE SCORE Comedy from the Ashes/Laughing Horse Free Fringe Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street • 0131 667 6907 • Grid Ref: F6

Comedy's answer to cricket's oldest rivalry: the Ashes. Englishman Andrew Watts 'exquisitely funny' (Time Out) - and Australian Stewart McCure - 'piss-funny bloke' (StandandDeliver.com) - stride out to the middle for an hour of cricket-based comedy.

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WE MADE A FUNNY Bristol Revunions Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Last seen at the festival in 1978, Bristol Revunions is finally returning to Edinburgh after 30 years in the comic wilderness, for an hour of intelligent, witty and hilarious sketches, showcasing the finest comedic talent the university has to offer. Preview Aug 5-7: 23:00 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,31: 23:00 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:00 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.00)

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WHAT MEN WANT Peadar de Burca The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson, 80 High Street • 0845 508 8316 • Grid Ref: E5

Peadar's new show starts off with the audience receiving champagne and pints of Guinness from the stage. It cushions the blow as he tells lots of women how messed up men really are. Aug 24-29: 18:05 (55mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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WHAT'S IN A KISS? Jools Constant/PBH's Free Fringe The Royal Mile Tavern, 127 High Street • 0131 557 9681 • Grid Ref: E5

Kiss me, Hardy, kiss me quick and kiss me like the first time we met.The story of kissing, the dos and the don'ts, the embarrassing and the erotic. 'Lip smackingly good' (Voice Magazine).

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WHERE THERE'S MUCK THERE'S FUNNY - FREE MUCK Mersey Uncut Comedy Kollective/PBH's Free Fringe Nicol Edwards, 29-35 Niddry Street • Grid Ref: E5

A revolving door of nationally recognised, accomplished circuit stand-up from Merseyside and beyond. Come down and say you were at that show, then come down and see another ... See www.muckcomedy.com for info. Aug 9-29: 21:45 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8 9

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WHO KILLED DEAD MAN IN A BOX? Dead Man in a Box The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

A devilish murder has been committed! Who was killed? How, when and where? You decide! Improv comedy group Dead Man in a Box solve the mystery before your very eyes. Time Out-recommended. Aug 18-23: 15:15 (50mins) £6.00 (£4.50) 3456

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WHOSE PLAY IS IT ANYWAY? Sink or Swim Productions C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Nightly intercourse between performer and audience, culminating in a unique and exciting new play each time. An improvisation extraordinaire - with a few tasty gimmicks, in case everything goes tits-up! Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 22:55 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 22:55 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:55 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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WIL ANDERSON - WILOSOPHY Token Events Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Wil has won GQ's comedian of the year, smashed TV ratings records, and sold out shows from Melbourne to Montreal. Come see why. 'A higher laugh-per-minute rate than anyone I've seen before ... a comic gem' (ThreeWeeks). Preview Aug 6-7: 20:50 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8,11-13,18-20,24-27,31: 20:50 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:50 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.50)

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WILD COLONIAL BOYS The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club II, 16 North St Andrew Street • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Bonza stand-up bonanza with three of Australia's hottest comedy exports. Hilarious showcase featuring major talents Damian Clark (RTE Ireland, 'Rove Live'), Marcus Ryan - 'effortlessly funny' (ThreeWeeks) - and Ro Campbell - 'effortlessly brilliant' (List) - plus special guests nightly. Preview Aug 2: 21:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) Preview Aug 5: 22:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 23:35 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00)

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WIL HODGSON: PUNK FOLK TALES Phil McIntyre Entertainment Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Chippenham's punk storyteller and Perrier Award winner returns. As heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The light at the end of the tunnel for British comedy' (Mark Thomas). 'Genius' (Russell Howard). 'Absolutely captivating' (Scotsman). Preview Aug 5-8: 20:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,18-20,24-27,31: 20:20 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23: 20:20 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 28-30: 20:20 (1hr) £12.50 (£11.00)

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WILLIAM ANDREWS: NITWIT Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Part stand-up, part sketches, part monster: a fast-paced mix of media, melodrama and monkey jokes. 'Deranged and quite brilliant comic star' (Scotsman). 'A vision of love wearing boxing gloves singing hearts and flowers' (Aztec Camera). Preview Aug 5-8: 18:50 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,24-27,31: 18:50 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:50 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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WILSON DIXON'S AMERICAN DREAM Wilson Dixon/The Stand Comedy Club The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 28 York Place • 0131 558 7272 • Grid Ref: C5

Comedy star of 'The Wilson Dixon Line', BBC Radio 2. 'Gut-bustingly funny ... beautifully crafted songs that really impress' - SSSS (Scotsman). 'Made me cry with laughter' (Stage). 'Brilliantly oddball' (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Sunday Times); SSSS (Metro). Preview Aug 6: 16:20 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 7-16,18-30: 16:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00)

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...WITH HILARIOUS CONSEQUENCES ... - FREE Fred Spanner/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Outhouse, 12a Broughton Street Lane • 0131 557 6668 • Grid Ref: C5

An insight into the world of comedian Fred Spanner as he worries himself to death over everyday subjects such as suicidal chickens, celebrity cannibalism and his fear of supermarket checkout clerks. www.fredspanner.com Aug 28-29: 14:30 (25mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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WITH SAILS AND I - HOPKINS AND GLOVER Hopkins and Glover Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Two skint comedians have somehow blagged a yacht and are sailing around Scotland, hoping to dock in Edinburgh in time to perform this show.They've never sailed before.Will they make it? Aug 17: 19:25 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00) , Aug 18: 17:50 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 19: 16:25 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00) 3456

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YOU ARE BEING LIED TO David Mulholland/PBH's Free Fringe

Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Enter from the Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate • 0131 208 0882 • Grid Ref: E5

Dragonfly, 52 West Port • Grid Ref: F4

Ties done up to 11. Shirts clean and pressed.Trousers, on.Witness the unacceptable mess as WitTank mix razor-sharp sketches with shambolic charm.And they look good. Well, all right. 'Uniquely inventive ... downright funny ... brilliant' - SSSS (List, 2008).

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Preview Aug 6-7: 17:30 (1hr) £4.00 (£3.50) Aug 8-17,19-30: 17:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£7.00)

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YIANNI AGISILAOU IN MP3SOME: A LOVE TRIANGLE. SET TO MUSIC. Five Pound Fringe Productions Downstairs at the Tron, 9 Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Boy meets girl. Boy meets another girl. Boy it gets complicated! It wasn't funny then. It is funny now. Stand-up comedy with a soundtrack! 'A magical hour' - SSSS (Chortle.co.uk).

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Believe the news? Don't! Professional stand-up and former newsman David Mulholland explodes the biggest lies you may have been duped into believing and will teach you to spot bullshit at 200 yards. Free! www.sohocomedy.com Aug 8-17,19-29: 17:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

YOUR MOTHER'S GOT A FRIDGE MAGNET FROM JUPITER! John McGuinness/PBH's Free Fringe The Mercat Bar, 28 West Maitland Street • Grid Ref: E1

Ever wondered how you'd cope after the kids finally left home? Let John McGuinness explain how to survive this life-enhancing event! 'Hilarious one-liners' (Daily Express). 'Undiscovered comic genius' (Big Issue). Preview Aug 8-10: 21:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 12-17,19-24,26-29: 21:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

ZIP ZAP ZOP - FREE How Do I Get Up There?

YIANNI AGISILAOU'S FREE STAND-UP SPECTACULAR PBH's Free Fringe

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

Award-winning comedian Yianni Agisilaou - SSSS (Time Out), SSSS (Chortle.co.uk), SSSS (ThreeWeeks) - hosts a recession-busting free daily hour of stand-up, special guests and fun. Check www.yianni.org for daily line-ups.

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YORKSHIRE COMEDIANS: JOKERS, BORN AND INTERBRED! 'OW MUCH? - FREE James Christopher & Various Performers/PBH's Free Fringe The Illicit Still, 2 Brougham Street • Grid Ref: F3

Every day, MC James Christopher introduces a selection of the finest Yorkshire acts who've come oop t' Fringe.The price is equally popular in Scotland as in Yorkshire - free!

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After selling out at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, How Do I Get Up There? make their Edinburgh debut in a fast-paced sketch show with a difference. 'Genius' (Skinny). 'Rocketing towards widespread recognition' (List). Aug 15-30: 14:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 21: 19:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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ZOE LYONS: MISS MACHISMO Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Punchy comedy from charming if.comedy best newcomer nominee, Lyons. Dave TV joke of the Fringe winner, 2008. 'Zingy one liners - a talent for bitchiness' (Independent). 'A natural talent' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Aug 8-29: 18:40 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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ANOMIE Precarious

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Bringing traditional Irish music, song and dance alive. A high-energy show of Irish rhythms, reels and song.With fiddles, flutes and feet, our fantastic dancers and live band promise to deliver an exhilarating dance and music experience.

Award-winning Precarious's breakneck physicality, stunning imagery and cutting-edge technology, creates a portrait of modernity that will disturb and delight audiences. Intense, provocative, delicate and comic, 'theatre for the 21st-century - brilliantly inventive, challenging, risk-taking' (Stage). www.precarious.org.uk

Aug 14-15: 19:15 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 15: 15:45 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C) 3456

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The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road • 0131 557 2827 • Grid Ref: E6

A Spanish treat - experience the music, feel the rhythm, clap the beat, stamp your feet and join in! A unique high energy show.Travelling, spreading flamenco world wide: come listen to our story and share our art!

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Alba Flamenca, 74 East Crosscauseway • 0131 667 7033 • Grid Ref: F6

Experience the joy and tragedy of flamenco! Earthy and stripped of artifice, Alba Flamenca's superb musicians and powerful dancers deliver a stunning performance. Purity and spontaneous expression provides an exhilarating journey to the very heart of flamenco.

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AM I ... NAKED? Dreckly Productions C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

On stage the best performers can feel utterly exposed.This mad melee of sound and movement cranks up the fear with touches of humour, truth, beauty, and passion. Dancers and live musicians from Trinity Laban go bang!

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ANWESHA COMPANY: A MIND'S JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF DESTINY Anwesha Company & Green Room Presents C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Indian Manipuri dance. Contemporary, modern method and improvised movements. The East-West culture clash is beautifully and thought-provokingly portrayed in brilliant colours. A must-see before world tour. www.anwesha.net, www. greenroompresents.com Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 19:05 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 19:05 (1hr) £11.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:05 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C)

ALBA FLAMENCA Alba Flamenca

Aug 9-10,14-15: 18:35 (45mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 11: 18:35 (45mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 12-13: 18:35 (45mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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A COMPAS FLAMENCO Ricardo Garcia Flamenco Flow

PreviewAug 8: 16:40 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-10,14-16: 16:40 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00 C)

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APPEL/RING CYCLE Company Decalage/Shamita Ray Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

Decalages' impossible moves and powerful physicality blends breakin' and contemporary to Indian tabla and flute played live. Acclaimed dancer Shamita Ray performs her captivating new solo, incorporating Indian and contemporary dance to a funky Indian score. www.dancebase.co.uk PreviewAug 5: 17:00 (40mins) £3.00 Aug 6,13: 17:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 7,14: 12:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 8,15: 13:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 9,16: 14:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 10: 15:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 16:00 (40mins) £5.00

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BOH Espresso! Teatro Italiano: Sanpapié C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Who is she? What does she keep in her wardrobe? Boh - it might not mean anything, but it means something for sure. Boh - the answer you give when you have no words to say. Boh is simply boh! www.espressofringe.org Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 16:40 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 16:40 (50mins) £11.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:40 (50mins) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C)

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BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL EDINBURGH 2009 Jodi Kaplan/BookingDance Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

A dance festival-within-a-festival! See seven of the best and most innovative dance companies from America in one show.These dynamic, thought-provoking artists are sure to captivate audiences as a festival favourite! www.bookingdance.com Aug 12-16: 15:30 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£9.00) 3456

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BORGES AND I Idle Motion The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

A library, a chance meeting, a collision of worlds. An exploration of the human capacity to love through the stories of Jorge Borges, his life, and his readership. 'Engaging physical drama' (Scotsman) - Idle Motion, 2008. www.idlemotion.co.uk PreviewAug 7-8: 17:30 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 9-16,18-23,25-28: 17:30 (50mins) £7.00 (£5.00) 34567

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BOX The American High School Theatre Festival The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Are you intrepid, or are you content with the finite definition of happiness and success that our social order dictates? Find out as you take this theatrical journey exploring a life lived inside and outside the 'Box'. Aug 18: 18:30 (1hr) £5.00, Aug 19: 12:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 20: 16:30 (1hr) £5.00, Aug 21: 14:30 (1hr) £5.00

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BRAZILIAN FEVER Latino Hideaway in Association With Hartshorn-Hook Productions

THE CHURCH OF SALSA World Festival

C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

The World @ St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place • 07761 716 929 • Grid Ref: E2

Brazilian cabaret variety show, fusing samba, funk, afro and jazz dance routines with theatrical and seductive compositions. Latina showgirls provide a highly visual and interactive show with a euphoric Brazilian carnival atmosphere. www.cassandratomaz.co.uk

World's hottest latin club featuring live music from legendary Cuban band Sonora la Calle and the sensational Sister Samba from Brazil. Dance the night away to the sensational sounds of salsa, samba, afro-reggae. Everybody fiesta!

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CAPOEIRA KNIGHTS:THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL World Festival The award-winning six packs return. 'Spectacular dance show ... packed with muscle, backflips, blistering samba beats ... a big hunk of upbeat Brazilian soul. A jaw-dropping performance' (Scotsman). A Capoeira explosion. Brazilliant!

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CASTLE ROCKS BREAKDANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009 Moving In Circles Fringe sell-out 2007/2008. Scotland's biggest breakdance competition and one of the most exciting and dazzling events of the Fringe! With some of the world's best dancers competing, you don't want to miss it! Aug 15: 13:00 (4hrs) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Aug 17,20: 15:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 18: 13:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 19: 19:00 (45mins) £5.00

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COCORICO Patrice Thibaud/Prod Illimitées (France) Funny Frenchman? Yeah, right! Funny French mime? Don't make me laugh. Physical comedian Patrice Thibaud will. Until it hurts. An utterly original wordless duet with acrobatic pianist Phillipe Leygnac. Colourful characters and improbable situations explode the boundaries of realism. PreviewAug 5-6: 21:30 (1hr 15mins) £7.50 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-30: 21:30 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) (£39.00 F) Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23-27: 21:30 (1hr 15mins) £11.00 (£9.00) (£35.00 F)

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CRIME OF THE CENTURY Chickenshed Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

'I shanked him. D'ya understand? I shanked him.' Chickenshed's explosive dance theatre turns its attention to the proliferation of knife crime amongst young people. From the creators of 'As the Mother of a Brown Boy'. www.chickenshed.org.uk

C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Join the Gaels from Eire as they travel to Caledonia: a mysterious and wild land inhabited by the Picts. Beware: magic and danger are at work! Acclaimed Celtic dance company Siamsoir return to Edinburgh. www.siamsoir.co.uk

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Undiscovered voices of the Caribbean. Extraordinary voices, exquisite harmonies, thrilling percussion, spectacular evening of music and dance. Sensational choir preserves musical treasures from Haiti, Dominica, Cuba, Brazil and sings today's sizzling latin hits.The Latin Soweto!

CELTIC CALEDONIA - THE CURSE Siamsoir Celtic Dance Company

Aug 5-7,11: 11:30 (55mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15: 11:30 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14: 11:30 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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The World @ St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place • 07761 716 929 • Grid Ref: E2

Returning to the Fringe after two critically acclaimed runs, Lawrence Academy Dance brings 'Cavedwellers', a modern dance. 'Sophistication, riveting dramatic tension, surprising tenderness' (Christian Science Monitor). 'A pleasure to watch' (BroadwayBaby.com).

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Thrilling and moving.Tightly connected acrobatic sequences, intricate scenes and hauntingly beautiful moments. Physical poetry and extraordinary circus skills combine, bathed in layers of sound, light and projection. C!rca has received standing ovations around the world.

CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA World Festival

The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

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New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

City Edinburgh, 1a Market Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D5

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Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

The World @ St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place • 07761 716 929 • Grid Ref: E2

PreviewAug 6: 21:00 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£10.00) (£5.00 C) Aug 7-27,31: 21:00 (1hr 10mins) £15.00 (£12.00) (£5.00 C) Aug 28-30: 21:00 (1hr 10mins) £18.00 (£14.00) (£7.00 C)

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THE CHAIR C-12 Dance Theatre

DANCEFORMS - 'THE 48TH INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE' Dance-Forms

The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

An explosively physical piece of dance, 'The Chair' captures the journey of one man's fight for freedom and forgiveness through contemporary dance theatre. 'Strikingly dramatic' (Dance Europe). www.c-12dancetheatre.com

Stunning works by award-winning choreographers from the USA, Switzerland and Belgium. Dancemakers explore an unlimited source of creative ideas with performers dancing at the edge of possibility. Several shows for one price! www. danceformsproductions.com/scotland.html

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DANCING FORTH - THE SCOTTISH SHOW RSCDS Edinburgh

Greenside, 1b Royal Terrace • 0131 557 2124 • Grid Ref: C6

Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: B3

Dance Ihayami's students and its Bollywood dancer Anuj come together for a fun evening of colourful and splendid Indian dance, teeming with vibrant rhythms, beautiful stories and fabulous music.

A kaleidoscope of traditional dance, music and song, delivered with energy, skill and enthusiasm.This is Scottish entertainment of the highest quality inspired by the works of Robert Burns. An unforgettable night out!

Aug 27,29: 19:25 (55mins) £8.50 (£6.50)

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FIRST CLASS Half-Wit Theatre

The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Five star-winning (Fest) and 2004 festival sell-out, 'Death of a Samurai' returns to Edinburgh! Story based on Shakespeare, costumes inspired by Japanese Manga, no language barrier at theatre! Don't miss it!

Lecoq-trained Half-Wit Theatre brings you an absurd yet oh-so-believable human tale. A man rediscovers his passion for life in the unlikeliest of places ... 'A playful, curious delight from an intelligent, talented company' (FringeReview.co.uk).

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Aug 10-16,18-23: 20:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£5.00)

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DESMORPHIA Ministry of Burlesque/Blond Ambition/Des O'Connor The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

Escape to a world of biting wit and dazzling glamour. 'Desmorphia': an extravaganza of twisted musical comedy from burlesque's brightest stars. Astonishing costumes and hilarious songs deliver the most sensual, thought-provoking night on the Fringe. 'Superb' (Time Out).

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FLHIP FLHOP: EVERYTHING HAPPENS ON THE BREAK Rannel Theatre Company Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

A hilarious and exhilarating performance about two bored decorators with time on their hands and beats in their heads. Combines hip-hop and comedy theatre to create something thrillingly unique. www.rannel.co.uk

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DIALOGUE Fearghus O'Conchuir

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Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

FLOW (FABULOUS, LUCKY, OUTRAGEOUS WORLD) Neel de Jong

A dance for a tall Irish man and a shorter Chinese woman; with music by a longhaired Chinese composer. 'Dialogue' avoids the obvious East/West poles, claiming its own intimate territory where different bodies can relate. www.dancebase.co.uk PreviewAug 5: 15:00 (45mins) £3.00, Aug 6,13: 15:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 7,14: 16:00 (45mins) £5.00, Aug 8,15: 17:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 9,16: 12:00 (45mins) £5.00, Aug 10: 13:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 14:00 (45mins) £5.00

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In 'FLOW', de Jong combines abstract movements with deep human realities.While standing in the middle of all paradoxes she allows grace to come. Life energetic experience. '... A blessing to the day' - SSSS (Herald). www.neeldejong.com Aug 9-29: 20:10 (30mins) £6.00 (£4.00) 34567 8 9

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ELVIS STILL MY HEART Pretty Good Girl Dance Theatre Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

1970. Elvis has left the building. Or has he? Hits from the King. A script to dance for. 'Truth is like the sun ... shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away' (Elvis Presley).

An eclectic mix of contemporary dance works bursting with an infectious energy. JMUpstart consists of six vibrant emerging artists from across Europe.The works, taken from their sell out tour, showcase the performers' versatility, technical prowess and creativity.

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EVERYTHING MUST GO (OR THE VOLUNTARY ATTEMPT TO OVERCOME UNNECESSARY OBSTACLES) Beady Eye - Kristin Fredricksson Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

An athletic-puppetic duet with my dad in drag (aged 78). Cinefilm, clown, puppetry and hurdling from dosshouse and music hall to dancing on graves. Inventive, fresh, brave. www.beadyeyetheatre.blogspot.com

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Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

You find a letter. It's not yours. Do you read it? Choreographer Christine Devaney and her outstanding company, including Luke Sutherland ('Venus As a Boy') present bold, beautiful and charged dance theatre, driven by compelling live music. www.dancebase.co.uk PreviewAug 5: 20:30 (1hr) £3.00 Aug 6-10,12-16: 20:30 (1hr) £5.00 3456

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

FOUR QUARTERS Helix Dance/Escalator East to Edinburgh

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The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Four distinct, compelling and cutting-edge dance pieces. Choreographed and performed by Isobel Cohen (DanceEast Associate), Alex Broadie (Place Prize semifinalist), Steve Johnstone and Shahla Tarrant. 'This slick production instantly excites' (Fest). 'Beautiful, flawless and fluid' (ThreeWeeks).

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Tickets £12.00 (£10.00) Venue 237, Alba Flamenca, 74 East Cross Causeway, Edinburgh EH8 9HQ Fringe Box Office : 013 226 0000 Alba Flamenca : 0131 667 7033 www.albaflamenca.co.uk

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FAITES L'AMOUR PAS LA GUERRE Barking Abbey Drama Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? 'No!' say the girls.With their legs locked together, life becomes particularly hard for the men ... can they stand it? Find out in a comedy based on Ranjit Bolt's 'Lysistrata'.

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GREAT ZIMBABWE Grassroots Zimbabwe Theatre Company Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: H2

Using traditional dance, music, rhythm and song, this dramatic story reveals the strength of humanity in the struggle for Zimbabwean independence and challenges the role politics has played in the birth of the nation of Zimbabwe until today. Aug 15-16,18-20,22-23,25-29: 19:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C) 34567

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HAVANA RUMBA! - THE HOTTEST CUBAN SALSA PARTY IN TOWN! World Festival Productions

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Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

Jump out of Nowhere into your face. Bursting with raw energy JooNDance present a varied tangle of fresh dance, theatre and music. 'JooCeBox' fuses physicality and insight to create dance theatre which genuinely makes it hard to sit still.

Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Cuba's sexiest music dance extravaganza returns in all its booty-shaking glory. 'The quality and exuberance - staggering. An intoxicating slice of today's Cuba' - SSSSS (Scotsman). 'Havana Rumba is hot!' (Kylie Minogue). PreviewAug 4-5: 19:30 (1hr 10mins) £15.00 (£12.00) Aug 6-30: 19:30 (1hr 10mins) £15.00 (£12.00)

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HOME Theatre Oikos What constitutes home? Using dance, comedy and physical theatre this vibrant young theatre company explore the attitude of British people towards immigrants. 'Home' examines the importance of our origins and acknowledges the outsider in all of us.

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KATAKLO ATHLETIC DANCE THEATRE'S 'LOVE MACHINES' Assembly/Kataklo World class gymnasts adopt the world of dance and physical theatre.World premiere of a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci's studies of body and machines. 'A jaw-dropping explosion of a performance' (Stage). PreviewAug 6-7: 17:05 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-26,31: 17:05 (1hr) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 17:05 (1hr) £16.00 (£14.00)

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Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

Using only themselves, a few props and imagination, actors will creatively weave a story of life, loss and love. Come see the imaginative production of this Utah-based group. Aug 21: 20:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 22,25: 16:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 24: 14:15 (1hr) £5.00

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C cubed, Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

Solo Japanese theatre based on real story by Shoko Ito.This show will guide you through a 1,000 year lovetrip! Your heart will never forget. 'Ito is undoubtedly talented and energetic ... boundless charm' (Stage). www.peach-moon.com Aug 6-7,11,17,24-25: 19:50 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 19:50 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 19:50 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50)

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INSENSED Dance Ihayami and Sense Scotland

LOLA:THE LIFE OF LOLA MONTEZ Trestle in Collaboration With Increpación Danza (UK/Spain)

Greenside, 1b Royal Terrace • 0131 557 2124 • Grid Ref: C6

Dance Ihayami and Sense Scotland present a collaborative piece of theatre and film, loaded with sensory experiences. Aug 28: 19:25 (55mins) £8.50 (£6.50) 3456

Born in bamboo, grow with moon cycle. Award-winning Oginos and CORE return with this old Japanese fairy tale featuring contemporary performance. Heart-warming, spiritual and mysterious. For children and adults alike! www.oginos-and-core.com

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Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

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KAGUYA HIME (THE MOON PRINCESS) Oginos and CORE (Japan)

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The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

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New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

The true story of an infamous 19th-century Spanish dancer, fusing theatre, dance and live flamenco music. 'A racy, pacey and inventive chamber-sized physical theatre production based on this extraordinary woman's life' (Times). PreviewAug 9-10: 18:45 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 18:45 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:45 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Four young people are looking for happiness in a concrete jungle.They lose themselves but learn how to love and struggle and finally invent the sky ... on the earth. A unique performance from St Petersburg, Russia.

LOSING SUSAN Z Theatre Company

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The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

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'Losing Susan' tells the story of a woman and her family torn apart by Alzheimer's disease. Showing the inital humour of forgetfulness, the situation takes a turn for the worse when the disease seizes control. Aug 8,10-15,17-20: 13:00 (50mins) £5.50 (£4.00) 34567

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A LOT OF NERVE Martha & Arthur Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Caustic cabaret combines with dynamic dance, dark humour and decadence to explode the myths of showbiz in 'a cabaret show unlike any other' (Time Out). Kitsch and cutting-edge, it was Time Out Critics' Choice. PreviewAug 6-7: 22:50 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-10,12-13,18-20,25-27,31: 22:50 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 22:50 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) 3456 7

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From clowning and acrobatics to the purest flamenco, with moments of poetry and stunning contemporary circus skills, this whirlwind of drama, dance, music and laughter 'blows up conventions and rewrites the rules' (El Periodico). www.albadulake.com Preview Aug 5-6: 12:00 (1hr) £7.50 Aug 7,10-14,18-21,24-28: 12:00 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.00) (£35.00 F) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23,29-30: 12:00 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) (£39.00 F)

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MAN-MADE: 1,2,3 On the Verge C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Take nineteen performers from three generations and spice with a mixture of dance, music and physical theatre. Allow for three alternative explorations of that which is 'Man-made'.The result: a unique assemblage of ideas. Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 12:30 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-30: 12:30 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 12:30 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

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Actors interact with cartoon characters, scenery with drawings, dialogue with bubbles in this funny, original show from Italy. Breaks the barriers of language and age. Enjoyed throughout Europe. A unique visual theatre experience for all the family. www.espressofringe.org Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 15:55 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 15:55 (1hr) £11.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:55 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C)

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ME (MOBILE/EVOLUTION) Claire Cunningham in Association With Jess Curtis/Gravity Dance Base @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: B6

Double bill from award-winning dancer/choreographer Claire Cunningham showcasing her exceptional technique, impressive power and wonderfully direct Scottish humour. From the quiet, sculptural 'Mobile', combining dance, text and aerial, to the uplifting beauty of 'Evolution'. www.dancebase.co.uk Aug 14-16,19-23,26-27: 19:15 (1hr 5mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 34567

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MERCY MADONNA OF MALAWI World Festival The World @ St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place • 07761 716 929 • Grid Ref: E2

African dance musical.The true story of the girl Madonna left behind goes beyond the tabloids. A modern day African 'Annie'.The moral maze when celebrity and poverty collide. 'An emotional rollercoaster. Unmissable' (Malawi Times). Preview Aug 6: 15:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C) Aug 7-31: 15:00 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) (£5.00 C)

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MINISTRY OF BURLESQUE'S HIGH TEASE Blond Ambition Events The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street • 0131 556 7060 • Grid Ref: D5

An uproarious revue of razor-wit and frisky burlesque. A sell-out show at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe, featuring the finest variety talent in a frenzy of bawdy antics, sex appeal and musical comedy. Aug 12-16,19-23: 22:00 (2hrs 30mins) £15.00 34567

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MISS HIGH LEG KICK'S FASHION BUS Colchester Arts Centre/Escalator East to Edinburgh/British Council Supported Fashion Bus, Grassmarket • Grid Ref: E4

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A free spectacular outdoor show. Naughty teenagers, glamorous grannies, yummy mummies and further fabulous fashionistas emerge from a real London bus in an ultra glamorous celebration of the everyday. Making the ordinary extraordinary. www.fashionbus.co.uk

box office hotline 0845 260 1234 online booking www.CtheFestival.com

Aug 24-29: 18:30 (30mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 29: 15:00 (30mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row • 07816 671450 • Grid Ref: B3

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Modern/contemporary dance program featuring 'Table for Two', award-winning romantic duet danced atop table and chairs. World premiere of 'Musical Chairs', five dancers use four chairs. One solo, one duet and four ensemble dances.

A dramatic thriller, paying homage to 40s cinema, 'Noir' fuses physical theatre and aerial circus to tell the story of a detective, a blonde and vengeful gangsters ... Prepare to be spellbound! '... unfeigned avant-gardism' (Time Out).

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The Junction/Escalator East to Edinburgh DJs, dancers and 20-piece orchestra recreate Goldie's epic drum'n'bass album 'Mother', spectacularly realised by choreographer/video artist Darren Johnson (RenSa). An autobiographical symphony of a lost boy's journey through life staged in a chillingly evocative manga-esque/graffiti/anime world. www.junction.co.uk/mother Aug 27,29-30: 19:30 (1hr) £17.50 (£15.50) Aug 27-30: 21:30 (1hr) £17.50 (£15.50) Aug 28: 20:00 (1hr) £17.50 (£15.50)

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Pleasance @ McEwan Hall, Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

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Fiat Lux (France) New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

Urban sophisticates and wily fishermen reveal a fresh and hilarious take on cultural differences. Fiat Lux's uproarious brand of slapstick has delighted audiences all over the world. 'Tear-jerkingly funny ... it would be absurd to miss it' (Herald). Preview Aug 6: 19:40 (1hr) £7.50 Aug 8,14,21,29: 19:40 (1hr) £13.00 (£11.00) (£39.00 F) Aug 10,12,16,19,23,25,27: 19:40 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) (£35.00 F)

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Collisions Dance The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

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In a time when so many feel alone, others strive for escapism and moments of solidarity - a chance to be.Another exhilarating meld of movement styles, plus subtle, emotional narrative from the 'powerful, passionate' Collisions. SSSS (Broadway Baby).

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

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NEW ART CLUB:THE VISIBLE MEN New Art Club

'Best of the Fringe' (Observer, 2008). Lecoq-trained 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. Preview Aug 5-7: 16:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-27,31: 16:20 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:20 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50)

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Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The Morecambe and Wise of dance present a show about looking at things you know you shouldn't. Part game, part story; an experiment in live, stop-frame animation. 'Quirky, funny and fast paced' (Spectator). Aug 17,19-20,24-27,31: 14:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 21-23,28-30: 14:30 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50)

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100 WOUNDED TEARS DOT 504 Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

The cowardice of a beggar, the humiliation of a queen, the mutilation of a kitty, in a real world just round the corner where we are too scared to look. SSSS (Herald; List; ThreeWeeks) - 'Holdin Fast', 2008. Preview Aug 7-8: 18:20 (1hr 10mins) £8.00 Aug 9-15: 18:20 (1hr 10mins) £10.00 (£8.00)

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ONE UP ONE DOWN Gilmore Productions The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Women under pressure from our high-achieving, must-have consumer culture. Comic dance theatre, poetry and song deliver this poignant commentary. 'Hysterical yet strikingly poetic' (Herald) for Gilmore's 'Blank Album'. www.gilmoreproductions.co.uk

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THE OPPOSITE OF WAITING Lisa Wells Turner Venue 13, Lochend Close, Canongate • 07074 201313 • Grid Ref: D6

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Locked in, Rebecca dreams of escape and adventure.Who are we and who do we feel we should be? Merging new writing, movement and song,Turner's previous work was 'a tour-de-force' (British Theatre Guide). Aug 7-15: 13:15 (45mins) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 16,18-30: 14:45 (45mins) £7.00 (£5.00)

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OUSIA Array/Darren Johnston Dance Base @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: B6

As part of Escalator East to Edinburgh, previous Herald Angel winner, Darren Johnston (the creator of 2005 black bus nightmare 'Ren-sa') returns with another trip into the unknown. A fantastical installation world where projection technology meets Victorian illusion. Preview Aug 5-6: 17:00 (30mins) (FreeTicketed) Aug 7-9,11-14,18-21,25-30: 14:00 (30mins) £6.00 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-30: 16:00 (30mins) £6.00 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-30: 18:00 (30mins) £6.00 Aug 15-16,22-23: 17:00 (30mins) £6.00

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THE OVERCOAT Gecko Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Get the coat, get the girl, change the world. Gecko create a fantasy, inspired by Gogol's 'The Overcoat', telling an epic story of love, greed and desire through comedy, cinematic imagery, movement and music. 'Hauntingly and recklessly brilliant' (Sunday Times).

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PLATFORM 88 Platform 88 Physical Theatre Company Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

A poetic, movement and image-led performance about arrivals and departures. Facing her past, having no future, a woman will rediscover an open path in herself, a desperate attempt to step forward. PreviewAug 5-7: 12:30 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-27,31: 12:30 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:30 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.00)

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Daniel encounters the audience before his dance is made. He consults, gathers feedback and, with the help of a sociologist and economist, creates the perfect dance to suit his audience's desires. A Singapore Arts Festival 2009 commission. Aug 25-26: 11:30 (50mins) £5.00 Aug 27-30: 11:30 (50mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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QUATERNARY St Paul's Boys School C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

A trip to Iceland, moments of epiphany, the soundscape of a dying glacier. 'Paradise Lost' powerfully and sensorially distilled in this festival debut. Past Fringe productions by the writer/director: 'A joy to behold' (Scotsman). 'Truly remarkable' (Stage). Aug 7,11: 17:35 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-15: 17:35 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13: 17:35 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) 34567

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RAGAMALA DANCE PRESENTS YATHRA (JOURNEY) Ragamala Dance St John's Church, Corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road • 0131 473 2000 • Grid Ref: E3

Ragamala unfolds the poetry and rhythmic complexity of Bharatanatyam, the classical dance of Southern India. 'Superb' (Scotsman).Yathra explores the human journey from the dawn of birth to the twilight of life. Featuring live music. Aug 10-12,14-19,21-23: 19:30 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) 34567

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RANGANIKA, ISLAND OF DANCE Arakavila Dance and Theatre Foundation, Sri Lanka (adtfsrilanka.com) The World @ St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place • 07761 716 929 • Grid Ref: E2

Sri Lanka's back in town! The pulsating rhythm of traditional drums.The vibrancy of young dancers in striking indigenous costumes, performing trance-like rituals with fire and devil masks. All combine to produce a mesmerising show. PreviewAug 6: 16:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-30: 16:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C) 3456 7

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RAW Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre Dance Base @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: B6

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Breathtaking, gravity defying aerial and risqué pole-dancing, circus-dance spectacular. In RAW's hot, sexy clubland, the DJ slips into a shamanic counterpart infecting the hedonistic clubbers. Are we in a fun-loving club or a social prison? www.dancebase.co.uk

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Aug 14-16,18-23,25-27: 21:00 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 15-16,22-23: 14:00 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£10.00)

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David Hughes Dance Productions Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, off Lothian Road • 0131 228 1404 • Grid Ref: E3

Fusing multiple dance traditions with extreme physical theatre, David Hughes, 'one of the most gifted contemporary dancers around' (Guardian), and Al Seed (Fringe First and Herald Angel Award winner) adapt Poe's 'Masque of the Red Death'. Preview Aug 8: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £11.00 (£5.00), Aug 9: 10:30 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 11: 16:45 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 12,16: 20:00 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 13: 10:15 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 14: 13:15 (1hr 15mins) £18.00 (£12.00) Aug 15: 16:45 (1hr 15mins) £18.00 (£12.00) 3456

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RHYTHM MIGRANTS 4 for Dance

The Music Box, Stevenson College • 0131 535 4840 • Grid Ref: F1

Hungary's 4 for Dance make their Edinburgh Fringe debut! Come on a fantastic 40-minute journey which combines authentic elements of traditional Hungarian folk dances with virtuoso displays of rhythm. Experience endless creativity, enthusiasm and Hungarian folk dancing! Aug 7-8,10: 19:00 (40mins) £7.00 (£5.00) 3456

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Mem Morrison requests the pleasure of your company at the Signet Library, 12 Parliament Square.Take a seat, join the family and meet the many potential brides at his long overdue wedding reception.Will it be Mem's turn next? Aug 24-27: 16:00 (1hr 30mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 28: 11:00 (1hr 30mins) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 28: 16:00 (1hr 30mins) £12.00 (£10.00) 3456

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Company Chameleon Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

A male duet that is both powerful and poignant in its exploration of those events and experiences that shape us as brothers, friends, fathers and sons. 'Rites' allies bold athleticism with moments of human sensitivity. www.companychameleon.com, www.dancebase.co.uk Preview Aug 5: 14:00 (40mins) £3.00 Aug 6,13: 14:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 7,14: 15:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 8,15: 16:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 9,16: 17:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 10: 12:00 (40mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 13:00 (40mins) £5.00 3456

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SCOTTISH DANCE THEATRE - A VISITATION Scottish Dance Theatre Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

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SCOTTISH DANCE THEATRE - LUXURIA Scottish Dance Theatre

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

SDT reprises Liv Lorent's award-winning 'Luxuria', last performed at the Fringe in 2005. Gloriously cinematic in feel, featuring wonderfully lavish costumes. 'Achingly beautiful' (Herald). 'Lavishly styled, knowingly romantic' (Guardian). 'Hard to resist' (List). www.scottishdancetheatre.com, www.scottishtheatre.org/madeinscotland Aug 18-19,22-23,27-28: 19:00 (33mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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Xavier Mortimer/Prod Illimitées (France) New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

A magical show full of surprise and rich inventiveness. Between tears and laughter, melting music, magic and video illusion, Xavier Mortimer shares with us a show of utmost beauty. Preview Aug 5-6: 16:00 (1hr 5mins) £7.50 Aug 7,10-14,18-21,24-28: 16:00 (1hr 5mins) £11.00 (£9.00) (£35.00 F) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23,29-30: 16:00 (1hr 5mins) £12.00 (£10.00) (£39.00 F)

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SHOW DOWN David Parker & The Bang Group C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Witty and stylish contemporary dance show based on Irving Berlin's 'Annie Get Your Gun'. Danced with antic glee by the eight rhythmic wizards of David Parker and The Bang Group from New York. It rollicks. www.thebanggroup.com Aug 10,15: 17:15 (1hr 5mins) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 11: 17:15 (1hr 5mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 12-14: 17:15 (1hr 5mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) 3456

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THE SIMPLICITY OF GRASPING AIR Lindsay John Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

Legendary artist/performer premieres his new Butoh solo. Combining a horizontal soundscape and exquisite projected imagery designed to effect mood and body surface; be drawn into a world of primal form and expanded awareness. www.dancebase.co.uk Preview Aug 5: 16:00 (30mins) £3.00, Aug 6: 16:00 (30mins) £5.00 Aug 7: 17:00 (30mins) £5.00, Aug 8: 12:00 (30mins) £5.00 Aug 9: 13:00 (30mins) £5.00, Aug 10: 14:00 (30mins) £5.00 345 6

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SOFT MURDERS Found Reality Venue 13, Lochend Close, Canongate • 07074 201313 • Grid Ref: D6

'Like being inside a Francis Bacon painting' (Theatre in Wales).Young men naked for the rich male gaze? Sadomasochistic yearning for a violent death? Exploitation? Torn between art and love? Dance theatre by award-winning Sam Boardman-Jacobs. Aug 7-15: 16:15 (1hr) £8.00 (£5.00) 34567

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NYD in Association With New English Contemporary Ballet Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

Vibrant triple bill of classical and contemporary ballet. After a stunning run at last year's Fringe, NYD return with three brand new works. 'Dynamite worthy of any dance fan's attention' (Scotsman). www.dancebase.co.uk Preview Aug 5: 13:00 (45mins) £3.00, Aug 6,13: 13:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 7,14: 14:00 (45mins) £5.00, Aug 8,15: 15:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 9,16: 16:00 (45mins) £5.00, Aug 10: 17:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 12:00 (45mins) £5.00 3456

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SPACEMAN The Arches at St Stephen's Presents Dudendance Theatre The Arches at St Stephen's, St Stephen Street • 0141 565 1000 • Grid Ref: B3

Stark, compelling physical theatre. A lone survivor undergoes evolutionary mutations to find out why he is alive. 'Riveting, meticulously detailed morphing, from prowling animal, robotic-machine to alien shape-shifting force ... thrillingly well done' (Herald). www.scottishtheatre.org/madeinscotland Preview Aug 9-10: 17:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 12-16,19-23,26-31: 17:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) 34567 8 9

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SPECTRUM Avant Garde Dance Company C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Immersing you in a world of late-night television wonderment - a visual feast of edgy urban contemporary movement with the vigour and intensity of hip-hop. Expect to be mesmerised and wanting more. www.avantgardedance.com Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 16:05 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 16:05 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 16:05 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

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STEP RIGHT UP, STEP RIGHT UP! Showcase The Street Dance Company Greenside, 1b Royal Terrace • 0131 557 2124 • Grid Ref: C6

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls step right up and get down with Showcase the Street's company of youth dancers presenting a crazy, carousing and captivating circus of hip-hop, street and contemporary dance. Aug 14-15: 14:40 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00)

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STILL BREATHING 2FaCeD DaNcE Company Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Award-winning 2FaCeD return with a highly-charged, gritty new work exploring the space we occupy. Stunning athleticism, explosive abstract breaking and masculine vulnerability, set to an electrifyingly intense soundtrack. 'A force to be reckoned with' - SSSS (Scotsman). PreviewAug 7-8: 16:30 (55mins) £9.00 Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23,25-27,30-31: 16:30 (55mins) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 16:30 (55mins) £13.00 (£11.00)

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STRANDED ... The Clear Project The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Is there always someone there to catch us when we fall? A highly physical performance that will captivate an audience, unveiling the gravity of life, with a particular insight to the force of personal boundaries. Aug 24-29: 15:15 (30mins) £5.00 (£4.00) 3456

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STREET JAM Street Jam Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

A story of two young lovers, kept apart by their backgrounds. A cast that includes world champion free runners, Nike freestyle footballers and basketball players. Add a pumping soundtrack and it's a pulsating, powerful and utterly unmissable show. PreviewAug 6-7: 16:25 (55mins) £7.00 Aug 8,11-13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 16:25 (55mins) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:25 (55mins) £14.50 (£13.50)

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STRIKE Fiat Lux (France) New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

This physical comedy about immigration delves into the heart of human relationships with the company's trademark passion and humour. 'Life slowly sliding into inhumanity ... Brilliant!' (L'Eclaireur). 'Makes the whole audience laugh ... and think' (Le Télégramme). PreviewAug 5: 19:40 (1hr) £7.50 Aug 7,15,22,28,30: 19:40 (1hr) £13.00 (£11.00) (£39.00 F) Aug 9,11,13,18,20,24,26: 19:40 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) (£35.00 F) 345 67

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THE SUGAR DANDIES: LADIES NOT REQUIRED The Sugar Dandies C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

The real-life upstream adventures of a gay couple in the conservative world of ballroom dancing, with the best of their exclusive international hit performances. Strictly glamorous. Strictly extraordinary. Not-so-strictly ballroom. www.sugardandies.com Aug 5-7,11: 21:50 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-10,14-15: 21:50 (50mins) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13: 21:50 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) 3456

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SWEET Chotto Ookii Theatre Company C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Total Theatre Award winners Chotto Ookii return with their cynical anti-romcom. Overshadowed by sinister bureaucracy and stolen dreams, 'Sweet' blends physical theatre, puppetry and comedy into a visual maelstrom that is as funny as it is heart-wrenching. Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 15:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-31: 15:15 (1hr) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 15:15 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50)

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TAIWAN SONG JIANG BATTLE ARRAY Shih Chien University, Kaohsiung Campus Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C6

Award-winning performance of the 'Taiwan Song Jiang Battle Array'. A lively, dramatic performance showing traditional Taiwanese battle formations featuring traditional Taiwanese opera, martial arts, traditional weapons, coloured flags and traditional Taiwanese drums. Aug 7-13: 14:00 (1hr) £3.00 (£1.00) (FreeTicketed C) Aug 7-9: 18:00 (1hr) £3.00 (£1.00) (FreeTicketed C) Aug 8-13: 11:00 (1hr) £3.00 (£1.00) (FreeTicketed C) 3456

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TALES OF THE APOCALYPSE Airealism

THIS IS A PICTURE OF A PERSON I DON'T KNOW Pere Faura

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

An explosive gravity-defying array of aerial circus acts exploring untold doom and destruction ahead: entropic visions, ghostly entities, imploding stars, radioactive dust? You have been warned! 'A truly transporting experience' - Time Out London Critics' Choice.

A hugely successful, powerful European solo. Faura escapes loneliness and ideas of nostalgia by delving into the phenomena of great musicals.Visit Peres' fascinating, kitsch and profound dance world. www.dancebase.co.uk

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TAP KIDS New York Stage Originals' 'Tap Kids' (USA) New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

Upbeat, passionate, energetic - the dance world's equivalent of 'High School Musical'. Eight phenomenal tap dancers tell the story of high school senior year. Drama at the dance, mischief in detention, romance and graduation. www.tapkids.com PreviewAug 5-6: 17:45 (1hr) £7.50 Aug 7,10-14,18-21,24-28: 17:45 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.00) (£35.00 F) Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23,29-30: 17:45 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) (£39.00 F)

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Dance Ihayami presents Indian classical dance, breaking new ground with its cross-cultural overtones. Rhythmic footwork and beautiful hand gestures combine to explore the power of three: the trinity, satyam (truth), shivam (is), sundaram (beautiful) - past, present, future.

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TATA IN BUDDHA The Lunatic Company

Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C6

Taekwondo musical 'Tata in Buddha'. Immerse yourself with the oriental. Check out the mysterious taekwondo. Indulge in the beautiful Buddhist realm. Let the exotic sights and sounds entrance you. Beware: this show is heart-stopping. Aug 7-31: 19:00 (1hr 5mins) £6.00 (FreeTicketed C)

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TEA DANCE Fly Right Dance Company and Pleasance

New show from artist, multi instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and self-styled art warrior likened by critics to Jamiroquai, Prince and Bobby McFerrin. Past concerts include 40,000 alarm clocks and the public of Warsaw's Old Market Square. www.sambordudzinski.pl, www.myspace.com/sambordudzinski PreviewAug 6-7: 19:00 (1hr) £7.50 Aug 8,14-15,21-23: 19:00 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.00) Aug 9,11-13,16,18-20: 19:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) 3456 7

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

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 newly-acquired dancing skills - but remember, it's strictly for fun!

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Ironic international look at the world of television soap. Daily domestic dramas, cliffhangers and commercial breaks. Storylines of infidelity, irritation and intrigue.The inner secrets of serials and soaps stripped bare. Physical dance theatre from Portugal. Aug 23,29-31: 12:30 (1hr 5mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 24-25: 12:30 (1hr 5mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 26-28: 12:30 (1hr 5mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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THERE ARE A THOUSAND WAYS TO KNEEL AND KISS THE GROUND Temenos Theatre Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

'For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you ... beyond the tangled fear-thinking' (Rumi). A breathing space inspired by mystics and shaman earthkeepers. www.temenostheatre.eu

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TRAPPED Tilted Productions/Escalator East To Edinburgh Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Captivating, thought-provoking new dance theatre from award-winning choreographer Maresa von Stockert. Concerns of personal freedom in surveillanceobsessed times inspire an exceptional audiovisual experience weaving striking choreography, original music, spoken word and contemporary mime. 'Magical' (Time Out). www.tilted.org.uk Aug 23-31: 10:55 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 34567

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The Arches at St Stephen's, St Stephen Street • 0141 565 1000 • Grid Ref: B3

KAGUYA HIMEBALLET "The Moon Princess"

An epic interrogation of the complexities of being a woman today. Expect passion, beauty and 50 female volunteer dancers in this radical performance, delivered with raw energy. 'A quirky, celebratory excursion into feminism' - SSSS(Herald). 'Joyous' (Guardian). SSSS (Scotsman).

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AUG 10-15 3:45pm (30min) The Space @ The Royal College of Surgeons (Venue 53) 'Grand Hall' Nicolson Street Tickets: £5 (£3) Booking: 0845 508 8515 www.oginos-and-core.com

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A TRIPLE BILL Shaded Voice Dance Company Greenside, 1b Royal Terrace • 0131 557 2124 • Grid Ref: C6

Shaded Voice Dance Company presents an eclectic fusion of contemporary dance styles in their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe. Feel passion and energy as dancers enchant with three new choreographies by vibrant talent fresh out of London. Aug 10-15: 11:15 (55mins) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Survivors' stories from the sinking of the Titanic told through dance, drama and physical theatre. Acclaimed Acting Thru Dance return to Edinburgh.

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UNSUNG Rex Levitates

WATCH IT! Room 2 Manoeuvre

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

Join, enjoy and be drawn into this subversive twist on a traditional live Irish music session. Choreographer Liz Roche and celebrated Irish composer/musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin create a hypnotic atmospheric space where you can lose yourself. www.dancebase.co.uk Aug 19-22: 18:00 (45mins) £5.00 3456

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We all love TV ... don't we? This funny, enlightening solo merges physical theatre and contemporary dance with the unique skills of breakdancer Tony Mills documenting one man's love/hate, sometimes plain weird, relationship with the little screen. www.dancebase.co.uk Aug 12: 15:00 (45mins) £5.00, Aug 13: 16:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 14: 17:00 (45mins) £5.00, Aug 15: 12:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 16: 13:00 (45mins) £5.00 3456

UP AND OVER IT! AN IRISH DANCE SPECTACULAR Puck Productions

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THE WAYSIDE/RIFF Laila Diallo & Matthias Sperling

Acclaimed Irish dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding blow the brains out of the Irish dance show genre with a sensational multimedia extravaganza for the postpop generation. www.upandoverit.com

Solos by fabulous, finely tuned dancers, Matthias Sperling and Laila Diallo.The elegant, atmospheric 'Wayside' draws from the idea of departure.'Riff" cleverly samples and remixes Forsythe, Jeyasingh and Diallo to a mesmeric score by Scanner. www.dancebase.co.uk

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ZEITGEIST Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

A charming yet physically risky duet in an intimate space.Very different bodies unite to create a distinctive visual style. In reality or fantasy, disability or not, life is absurd but it goes on.

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C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Courageous, visually spectacular, emotionally engaging production of raw, provocative dance theatre, inspired by Japanese Butoh, burlesque and cabaret, performed by infamous Australian physical theatre company Zen Zen Zo. Played to packed houses across Australia. www.zenzenzo.com Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 22:55 (1hr 5mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 22:55 (1hr 5mins) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:55 (1hr 5mins) £10.50 (£9.50)

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VENEZUELA VIVA Las Lizarraga Dance Company (Venezuela) Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

The sold-out Fringe 2005 hit with stunning new scenes - a feast for the senses and a joyous spectacular of salsa and flamenco, brilliant live band and twelve gorgeous dancers. 'Much sexier than Riverdance' (Herald). 'Magnificent' - SSSSS (Scotsman).

ZEMBLANITY Le Navet Bete Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Place • 0131 225 9893 • Grid Ref: F5 Following their debut last year - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks) - the clowns return with a

cacophony of scurrilous buffoonery, acrobatic antics, original music, fun and frolics. Prepare to be propelled into the realm of absurdity and rambunctious comedy!

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ABERTAY UNIVERSITY ROADSHOW University of Abertay Dundee

BOYGIRLFRUITFLOWER DISABILITY EQUALITY TRAINING Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

As part of the festival celebration of digital interactivity, Abertay University brings some exciting and entertaining projects off-campus for hands-on education and fun. Come and visit the live lab and take part. Ages 9+. Aug 15-16: 10:00 (8hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

This session will focus on how venue staff and companies can better respond to the needs of their disabled customers, as well as looking at some of the wider legal and social issues involved. Aug 3: 14:00 (2hrs) (FreeTicketed) Aug 5: 10:00 (2hrs) (FreeTicketed)

ACTING AND CREATING A CHARACTER Julian Caddy & Sweet Entertainments

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Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

BUDDHIST MEDITATION Friends of the Western Buddhist Order

Come, get your teeth into a refreshing, new approach to acting training with this Stanislavski-inspired technique.Theory, improvisations and more. Open to all, experienced or not. Based on our successful London workshops. www.sweet-uk.net

Edinburgh Buddhist Centre, 30 Melville Terrace, Marchmont • 0131 662 6699 • Grid Ref: G5

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New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

Essential one-on-one career advice for actors, with experts from leading casting directory, Spotlight. All your questions answered! 15-minute slots available. Drop into the Spotlight Promoters' Centre at the venue to book your session. Aug 17-21: 14:00 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

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CEILIDH CLUB @ THE LOT Heeliegoleerie and Special Guests The Lot, 4 Grassmarket • 0131 225 9922 • Grid Ref: E4

A perfect opportunity to experience and participate in a traditional Scottish dance with the award-winning Heeliegoleerie. Dances are taught by an experienced caller, suitable for novice to expert, young to old. Absolutely great fun! Aug 11,18,25: 20:30 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 Aug 11,18,25: 22:30 (1hr 30mins) £6.00

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Blackwell Bookshop, 53-59 South Bridge • 0131 622 8222 • Grid Ref: E5

Blackwell Bookshop will be entertaining the masses with a series of performances including both published and unpublished works.We offer a grand mixture of Scots poetry to cutting-edge drama, from folk music to contemporary fiction! Aug 6,13,20,27: 18:00 (1hr 15mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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THE CITY OF THE DEAD TOUR Black Hart Entertainment Large Black Sign Outside St Giles' Cathedral, Royal Mile • 0131 225 9044 • Grid Ref: E5

History, humour and a terrifying journey into the locked graveyard lair of the Mackenzie Poltergeist, the world's best-documented supernatural case. 'Terrifying' ('Most Haunted'). 'Brilliant' (About Edinburgh). 'Hideously, twistingly haunted' (Festmag.co.uk). 'Superb' (Scottish Connection). Jul 31-Aug 31: 20:30 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£6.50) (£5.00 C) Jul 31-Aug 31: 22:00 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£6.50) (£5.00 C) Aug 7-23: 00:00 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

THE CRITICAL INCIDENT Rational Madness The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D4

An urban retreat for creative thinkers, doers, actors, artists, writers, leaders, innovators, movers and shakers. A day to challenge the collusion of mediocrity and banish wretched contentment. Now in its fourth year. Full lowdown at www.thecriticalincident.com Aug 19: 10:00 (7hrs) £15.00 (£10.00) 3456

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DANCE DU JOUR Dance Base Dance Base - National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket • 0131 225 5525 • Grid Ref: E4

A lucky bag of classes: teachers from the hottest visiting dance companies at the Fringe lead fabulous classes in everything from ballet to Bollywood, break-dance to contemporary. Check www.dancebase.co.uk for daily listings or just turn up. Aug 11-15,18-22: 13:15 (1hr 15mins) £7.00 (£5.50) 34567

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DARE PROTOPLAY Dare to Be Digital Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

Having entertained full houses of family and teenage audiences for the past two years, 'Dare ProtoPlay' returns to challenge you to play and judge 15 new games designed by tomorrow's budding developers.The ultimate games experience. www.dareprotoplay.com Aug 15-17: 10:00 (8hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

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DIGITAL AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Inner Ear Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Learn how social media tools like podcasting can help you market, and earn extra revenue from, your shows. Use web tools and learn strategy in an interactive digital media promotion group workshop led by Inner Ear. Aug 10: 11:30 (2hrs) (FreeTicketed) Aug 21: 14:00 (2hrs) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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DROP-IN SESSIONS Equity

Take in the colourful sights and sounds at The Fringe on The Royal Mile, supported by RBS.

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Daily drop-in. Ask advice about your career, your CV, contracts, work-related problems or find out more about what Equity does. Aug 23-28: 15:00 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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EDINBURGH FARMERS' MARKET Essential Edinburgh Edinburgh Farmers' Market, Castle Terrace • Grid Ref: E3

Award-winning weekly Saturday market with 40+ of the best locally-sourced farmers and food producers offering a unique shopping experience. Buy directly from producers and understand where your food comes from and how it is produced. Aug 1,8,15,22,29,Sep 5: 09:00 (5hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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ENLIGHTENMENT EVIDENCE Iain Milne, Sibbald Librarian, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh The Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C4

Examine Enlightenment evidence and learn about the colourful personalities and practices of the period, including Bonnie Prince Charlie's medicine chest and an Enlightenment doctor's mail-order medical practice, in the Royal College of Physicians' stunning 18th-century rooms. Aug 15,17-21: 11:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) 3456

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ESTABLISHMENT LIVE C Presents ... C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Comedy! Music! Cabaret! A festival feast of live entertainment. Bands. Stand-up. Jazz. Open-mic.Theatre shorts.Theatre sports. Disco. Dance. Performance art.The ultimate Edinburgh experience takes place at all six C venues. Full listings at www.the-establishment.net Jul 31-Aug 31: 09:00 (20hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

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C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5 Jul 31-Aug 31: 09:00 (20hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

C soco urban garden, Cowgate and Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5 Jul 31-Aug 31: 11:00 (16hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

C too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4 Aug 6-31: 10:00 (14hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

C cubed, Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4 Aug 6-31: 13:00 (10hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5 Aug 7-31: 18:00 (11hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETING Festival and Events International

FRINGE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

A basic introduction to this crucial area, essential to successful shows.Tutor James Waters - a founding director of Festivals and Events International, associate director at the EIF (92-06) - teaches for FST and lectures at QMU.

An opportunity for the Fringe's board of directors to review the last 12 months and to hear your opinions, comments and suggestions for the future of the Fringe. Call 0131 226 0026 for Society membership information.

Aug 20: 14:00 (1hr) (FreeTicketed)

Aug 22: 11:00 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

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FOODIES AT THE FESTIVAL EDINBURGH Foodies at the Festival Edinburgh

FRINGE FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD World Festival Network

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 1 Festival Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E2

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

'Foodies at the Festival', with top Scottish chefs, is a food and drink event featuring Michelin-star and top chefs cooking live in the Chefs Theatre, masterclasses, leading restaurants and fresh local produce.

A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from fringe festival directors around the world. Join the discussion and get the global insights, hear why they're important and how they differ. A great networking opportunity.

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Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

David A Roberts leads Forum Theatre workshops that explore different skills and their use within conventional theatre practice. He will examine individual roles and their relevance within the devising process. Aug 7,13,19,25: 14:00 (4hrs) (FreeTicketed)

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe presents 'Fringe Select'. A showcase of some of the hottest tickets on the Fringe.Treat yourself to a fantastic evening of world-class comedy, cabaret and music.Ticket price includes drinks reception and meal. 3456

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Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

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GEORGE FREE Chrisgrady.org & Musical Theatre @ George Square

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Youth workshops exploring Forum Theatre skills and roles. Delivered by Ed Ellis, who has been leading workshops for youth theatre throughout Scotland over the last few years and Forum Theatre workshops with edgeeradica.

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 count down to midnight.

Aug 7,13,19,25: 10:00 (3hrs) (FreeTicketed)

Aug 7-30: 20:30 (4hrs 30mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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FREE DAILY WALKS DOWN THE ROYAL MILE Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association

GET THINGS DONE AND HAVE MORE FUN! Voluntary Arts

Cannonball House, Castlehill, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E4

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Castle (Cannonball House) to Holyrood Palace. Expert guides relate the history, facts and famous characters of the Royal Mile. Now in the 62nd year. Suitable for all ages.Tours last approximately two hours. Aug 10-15,17-22,24-29,31-Sep 5: Tours leave every 10 mins 10:00 -11:00 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 10-Sep 5: Tours leave every 10 mins 14:00-15:00 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

FREE WALKING TOUR OF EDINBURGH'S OLD AND NEW TOWNS Saints & Sinners Walking Tours

Find out how we can help you get things done and have more fun in your cultural activities.Voluntary Arts is the UK/RoI voluntary arts and crafts sector's development agency. www.voluntaryarts.org Aug 14: 13:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 15: 10:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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GRAVEYARDS, MYSTERY AND MURDER TOUR Saints and Sinners Walking Tours

Outside Ryan's Bar, 2 Hope Street • 07803 475688 • Grid Ref: E2

Outside Greyfriars Bobby Bar, 34 Candlemaker Row • 07803 475688 • Grid Ref: E5

Great introduction to Edinburgh. Enjoy an entertaining way to discover Edinburgh's history and traditions. Experience the two sides of Edinburgh - the cultural and the dark.

Journey through two of Edinburgh's most haunted and historical graveyards on this four-star walking tour. Venture through the Old Town to hear stories of mystery and murder, told in a humorous and entertaining way.

Aug 1-30: 10:30 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 1-30: 13:30 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

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GREEN CITY WANDER Greenyonder Tours Outside The Hub, Castlehill • 0131 444 1725 • Grid Ref: E4

Take a green-themed city centre wander, explore a normally locked wildlife garden, be inspired by Edinburgh's environmentalists.Walking tour: one mile of mainly easy pavement walking, with steps, steep slope, and boardwalk. Full programme at www.greenyondertours.com. Aug 16,23: 11:00 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 3456

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HIDDEN GARDENS OF THE ROYAL MILE Greenyonder Tours Outside John Knox House, 45 High Street • 0131 444 1725 • Grid Ref: D6

Discover the surprising number of gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to tell.Walking tour: one mile of easy pavement walking, some cobbled surfaces. More tours at www.greenyondertours.com. Aug 7,10-14,17-21,24-28: 11:00 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 Aug 9,16,23,30: 14:30 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 34567

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HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR Spotlight Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Industry experts from Spotlight will offer essential career advice for actors: CVs, auditions, headshots, agents, networking, casting directors. Any questions answered! Great for actors just starting out or those who could use a refresher. Aug 18: 11:00 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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HOW TO DO A SHOW AT THE FRINGE Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. Meet Fringe Office staff, performers and venue representatives for advice on how to bring your show to Edinburgh. Aug 17,26: 11:00 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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HOW TO GET AHEAD AS A THEATRE DIRECTOR Equity Festival Theatre Edinburgh, 13-29 Nicolson Street • 0131 529 6000 • Grid Ref: E5

The annual opportunity for aspiring (and expiring) directors to quiz experienced professional directors on career opportunities, dealing with management, and anything else you've ever needed to know. Aug 18: 14:00 (2hrs 30mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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HOW TO SELLYOUR SHOW AT THE FRINGE Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Meet the Fringe press office and find out how to make your show stand out. Get tips on publicists, journalists, and how to make sure your press pack gets noticed. Aug 11,20: 11:00 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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HOW TO TOUR AFTER THE FRINGE Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Find out how to make opportunities for your show beyond the Fringe.What's the best way to contact promoters? Who books touring shows? Where next? Your questions answered in person. Aug 10,19: 11:00 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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MADE IN SCOTLAND - SYMPOSIUM Made in Scotland

MINUTE OF SILENCE FOR PEACE Festival of Spirituality and Peace

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

St John's Church, Corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road • 0131 473 2000 • Grid Ref: E3

Where does contemporary theatre and dance practice in Scotland stand in an international context? A leading panel of international practitioners and commentators will discuss Scottish theatre and dance. www.scottishtheatre.org/ madeinscotland

Every day at 1pm you are invited to take a minute to reflect on the need for peace in the world.Wherever you are, stop and reflect, or join us at St John's Church. www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Aug 28: 17:00 (2hrs) (FreeTicketed)

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MUSICAL & THEATRE MASTERCLASSES Chrisgrady.org Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

How to write a comic song. Writers, singers, performers - bring your notepads and learn from performer and songwriter Dillie Keane, and fellow member of the ever popular 'Fascinating Aida', Adele Anderson. 3456

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A place to relax and revive in the heart of the city. Pop in for a free cup of herbal tea. Check out our wide range of therapies. Indian head massage and reflexology available. Aug 7-31: 10:00 (9hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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The ITC (Britain's performing arts management association) presents this vital session: find out more about setting up a company, charity status, managing staff, money and intellectual property issues. Aug 26: 14:00 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

MASTERCLASS WITH PRODUCERS Masterclass from the Theatre Royal Haymarket Putting on a play? Find out more about producing shows from those in the know with our panel of established producers: Richard Jordan, James Seabright and Guy Masterson. 3456

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MASTERCLASS WITH VICKY FEATHERSTONE Masterclass from the Theatre Royal Haymarket Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

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OOR TOURS - THE MUSICAL WALKING TOUR OF EDINBURGH OOR Tours - The Musical Walking Tour of Edinburgh Blue Police Box Outsde the Tron Kirk, Hunter Square • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Aug 3-31: 14:00 (1hr 15mins) £9.00 (£5.00) (£15.00 F)

The ITC (Britain's performing arts management association) presents this interactive panel discussion with Charlotte Jones, ITC's chief executive, and producers from successful performing arts organisations across the UK. Pick their brains on the secrets of success. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

You're far from home and really tired. Sometimes all you need is someone to share your experience with. Come meet others who are experiencing the same as you. Maybe you can help each other out?

History with songs, traditional and parody, performed by Graeme E Pearson, a unique Edinburgh tour guide. Experience the key events and people who shaped Edinburgh's Old Town with songs. www.oortours.com

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An opportunity to ask Vicky Featherstone about her career as a director, seek advice and to find out what it is to be the Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland. Don't miss this! Aug 20: 11:30 (1hr 15mins) £5.00

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ONE-PERSON PRODUCTION SUPPORT GROUP Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Aug 18: 11:30 (1hr 15mins) £5.00

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NUTS AND BOLTS: ESSENTIALS OF RUNNINGYOUR PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY Independent Theatre Council

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

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Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

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Forty practical masterclasses covering the writing, creation, performance, staging and art form of musical theatre, presented by leading guest professionals. For aspiring practitioners keen to learn and make connections. www.festivals.ed.ac.uk

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MASTERCLASS WITH NICA BURNS Masterclass from the Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Aug 19: 11:30 (1hr 15mins) £5.00

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OUTLANDISH Produced By Wave Theatre & the Edinburgh Mela Gallery under the Gaff Theatre, 11 Harewood Road • 07502 146 521 • Grid Ref: H6

'OutLandish' - first time at the Fringe! Wave Theatre and Edinburgh Mela join forces to produce this exciting happening, presenting a taste of Scotland's richly diverse creative talent. A pre-club brew of music, theatre, spoken word, sounds and visuals.

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PARTICIPANT SURGERIES BTO

a feast of international new work for our eighteenth fringe

Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

box office 0845 260 1234 online programme www.CtheFestival.com

Meet with solicitor advocate Paul R Motion from Brechin Tindal Oatts for legal advice relating to contracts and copyright.

See Venue Guide for information

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PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT Festivals and Events International Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

How to approach a new artistic project from initial idea to performance.Tutor James Waters - a founding director of Festivals and Events International, associate EIF director (92-06) - teaches for FST and lectures at QMU. Aug 25: 14:00 (1hr) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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C venues vibrant vivacious variety box office hotline 0845 260 1234 online booking www.CtheFestival.com

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Venue 150 @ EICC, 150 Morrison Street • 0844 847 1639 • Grid Ref: F2

The biggest names from all the Edinburgh festivals in conversation with Clare English and Janice Forsyth. Come and join the cabaret with extracts from Fringe and International Festival.Witty and funny ... the best way to spend lunchtime. Aug 10-14,17-21: 13:15 (45mins) (FreeTicketed) 34567

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RADIO FORTH ON THE FRINGE Radio Forth Ltd HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road • 0844 847 1740 • Grid Ref: E3

Radio Forth on the Fringe is set to showcase a mixture of the very best in Fringe entertainment featuring some of the biggest names in comedy, music and cabaret. Complete sell-out in 2008! Aug 8: 18:00 (3hrs 30mins) £12.00 3456

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REBUS - A HIDDEN EDINBURGH Rebustours The Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, South Bridge • 0131 557 2976 • Grid Ref: E5

The Fringe Annual General Meeting is open to everyone. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Society or standing for the board, please go to edfringe.com and look under AGM for more details.

Explore the dark, hidden side of best-selling author Ian Rankin's Edinburgh. Discover the real locations which are examined in the books and feel the history and mystery of this unique European capital city. Readings included. Aug 7-31: 13:00 (2hrs) £10.00 (£9.00)

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REBUS - THE BODY POLITIC Rebustours The Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, South Bridge • 0131 557 2976 • Grid Ref: E5

Examine best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin's Edinburgh and experience Scotland's mysterious history. Politics, corruption, power and murder in the real Rebus locations. Unusual Edinburgh stories and stunning Old Town views. Readings from the books included. Aug 7-31: 16:00 (2hrs) £10.00 (£9.00)

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REST FOR YOUR SOUL St Patrick's Community

SERIOUS FUN WITH CREATIVE THINKING SpiralBridge Ltd

St Patrick's Church, 5 South Gray's Close, 40 High Street • 0131 556 3030 • Grid Ref: E6

Clarence Street, No 1, 1 Clarence Street, Stockbridge • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: B3

An hour of peaceful contemplation and worship in quiet and beautiful surroundings; incorporating music, chant, silence and guided meditation. Come and be refreshed in mind, body and spirit, open to all. Aug 17-21: 16:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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The Edinburgh Sleep Centre, 13 Heriot Row • 0131 524 9730 • Grid Ref: C3

Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Fringe legend Richard Demarco takes you through the ins and outs of successful theatre production, drawing on his 62 years' experience at the Edinburgh festivals and around the world. www.richarddemarco.org Aug 14-20: 10:30 (1hr 30mins) £10.00 (£8.00)

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SLEEPING PARTNERS: INKOSAZANA Edinburgh Sleep Centre & Associates

RICHARD DEMARCO THEATRE MASTERCLASS Demarco Foundation in Association With Sweet Entertainments

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ROYAL BANK ON THE ROYAL MILE Festival Fringe Society High Street, Cockburn Street to George IV Bridge, Royal Mile • Grid Ref: E5

The most famous street in Edinburgh transformed into a huge Fringe theatre for all! Featuring Fringe performers, buskers, acrobats and fire-eaters. Join thousands of Fringe-goers for free entertainment, every day of the Fringe.

Sleep knows no boundaries? Chris Idzikowski's fourth annual charity event, presents from South Africa - 'Inkosazana': women and partners (snorers, tossers, dozers, sweaters and ... !), with Leila Anderson and Cindy Mkaza, and mentally 'Wrecked' (see Theatre section). Aug 9-20: 11:00 (1hr) £6.00 34567

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SMALL PRINT - BIG PROBLEM? BTO Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Whether you are managing artists or hiring venues, you will encounter contracts of varying fairness.What are you getting into? Can you get compensation? Solicitor advocate Paul R Motion examines the issues. Aug 11: 14:00 (1hr 45mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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SOCIAL NETWORKING & MAKING THE WEB WORK FOR YOU Equity Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

For theatre arts practitioners, this workshop is about using the web to get your work out there, get you connected and get you noticed. Aug 28: 15:00 (2hrs) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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SPEED DATING FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Have you lost an actor or director? Do you want to do work on an additional show? Come to this session and meet actors and directors who are offering last-minute opportunities. Aug 12: 10:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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STEALING IDEAS - UNRAVELLING COPYRIGHT BTO Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F5

Is choreography legally protectable? What can you do if someone else performs a play clearly based on a script you co-wrote? How do you copyright something anyway? This workshop explores the basics of copyright. Aug 18: 14:00 (1hr 45mins) (FreeTicketed) Aug 27: 10:30 (1hr 15mins) (FreeTicketed) 3456

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STORYTELLING CAFE Scottish Storytelling Centre Scottish Storytelling Centre,The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street • 0131 556 9579 • Grid Ref: D6

Relaxed company, talented performers, intriguing tales: perfect ingredients for cabaret-style evenings of entertaining live storytelling from Scotland and beyond. Listen or join in with fables for grown-ups, at Edinburgh's award-winning venue. Cash bar. Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 19:00 (1hr 45mins) £4.00

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TARTAN TURNTABLES Decklectic

WHISKY WITH ... TUTORED TASTING: 28 QUEEN STREET The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Cabaret Voltaire, 36 Blair Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Fun feast of tribal rhythms, funky house and live performances! Saor Patrol will rock the dance floor alongside DJs Mikey Inglis, Chakra's Davie Gaynor and Charlie Prouse plus Scottish legend DJ Q. Proceeds going to Clanranald Society. www.myspace.com/decklectic

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TEACHING: AN IMPROVISER'S ART Kevin McCarron/Laughing Horse Comedy Kevin McCarron, an academic who performs comedy, presents a seminar exploring the ways teachers can learn from comedy techniques. Only the teacher and the comedian rely on the continuous interaction of their audiences. More information: www.aboutcomedy.co.uk.

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WATER WARS Alexander Bell Schop, 36 St Mary's Street • 0131 477 4513 • Grid Ref: E6

Let a leading author take you on a fascinating journey through history, showing the ties between water, civilisation and the possible war for water. An engaging event with one man, a bucket and an absorbing tale. Aug 10-15,17-22: 13:00 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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WHISKY WITH ...TUTORED TASTING:THE VAULTS The Scotch Malt Whisky Society The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: LEITH

Join us in our members' rooms at the 18th-century Vaults for a journey of discovery as you enjoy this unique opportunity to explore three exceptional and rare Society single cask malts. www.smws.co.uk Aug 9,12,14,16,19,21,23,25,27,29,31: 19:00 (1hr) £15.00 34567

Join us in our members' rooms at Georgian townhouse 28 Queen Street for a journey of discovery as you enjoy this unique opportunity to explore three exceptional Society single cask malts. www.smws.co.uk Aug 8,11,13,15,18,20,22,24,26,28,30: 19:00 (1hr) £15.00

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

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WINE IN THE CITY Edinburgh Wine School Edinburgh City Chambers, High Street • 07855 284 875 • Grid Ref: E5

Sell-out performance last year returns this year with more fabulous wines to learn the art of sniff, swirl and slurp at wine tasting school! SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Aug 5-8,12-15,19-22,26-28: 16:30 (1hr 15mins) £18.00 Aug 5-8,12-15,19-22,26-28: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) £18.00 345 6

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WINE SCHOOL AT THE FRINGE Case Studies Wine School The Millennium Link, Edinburgh Quay, Fountainbridge • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F2

A unique wine experience on board the School's barge in Edinburgh's city centre Canal Quarter. Fourth year, 11 different shows, 50 performances. Sell-out 2007! Drinking wine may never be the same again! Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23,29-31: 14:00 (1hr 15mins) £16.50 Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23,27-31: 16:30 (1hr 15mins) £16.50 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-31: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) £16.50 Aug 7,14,21,28: 21:30 (1hr 15mins) £16.50 34567

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Ballast: Bringing the Stones Home

Nomads Tent

National Museum of Scotland

The Nomads Tent, 21 St Leonard's Lane • 0131 662 1612 • Grid Ref: F6 An exciting selling exhibition showcasing the full Nomads Tent collection of antique, tribal and contemporary jewellery and adornment, including Turkomen, Indian and Iranian pieces. Aug 7-Sep 6: 10:00-17:00, Sun: 12:00-16:00 Free

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street • 0131 225 7534 • Grid Ref: E5 Five new works by the New Zealand artist John Edgar. Combining Scottish and New Zealand stone, the sculptures reference journeys, arrivals and departures. Part of the Year of Homecoming 2009. Aug 5-Sep 6: 10:00-17:00 Free

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Callum Innes

Madeleine Shepherd & Writers' Bloc

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Transreal Fiction, 7 Cowgatehead • 0131 226 2822 • Grid Ref: E4 Scotland's mission to the stars? Follow Madeleine Shepherd's photographic investigation of ambiguous evidence from Scotland's industrial archaeology as it reveals an extraordinary tale of forgotten achievements and establishment cover-up in this Homecoming year. 'Brilliant!' (Ken MacLeod). Aug 3-31: 11:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-17:00 Free

Ingleby Gallery, 15 Calton Road • 0131 556 4441 • Grid Ref: D5 Ingleby Gallery will exhibit new work by Callum Innes, one of the leading abstract painters of recent years, whose quietly seductive paintings continue to nudge the possibilities of painting forward. Aug 6-Sep 6: Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00,Thu: 10:00-19:00 (not Sun) Free

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Caricatures and Florals - The Odd Couple

Corn Exchange Gallery

Mick Hollinworth, Craig Rogalski and Kate Knight

Corn Exchange Gallery, Constitution Street, Leith • 0131 561 7300 • Grid Ref: LEITH In this solo show American artist Andrew Ranville combines large-scale sculptures crafted from reclaimed timber that explore site-specificity, with prints and film. Additional work also in Gayfield Square Gardens. Jul 31-Sep 10:Tue-Sat: 11:00-16:30 Free

Digital Design Services, 61 Bread Street • 0131 477 4524 • Grid Ref: F3 Two of the UK's finest caricaturists and a young Scottish floral designer exhibiting artwork involving the unlikely pairing of caricatures and florals. Caricatures by Mick Hollinworth and Craig Rogalski. Florals by Kate Knight. www.digitaldesignservices.co.uk Aug 10-28:Mon-Fri:10:00-16:00,Sat:12:00-16:00 (not Sun) Free

... And the World Went Robotic!

Clay 2009: Studio Ceramics

Designshop UK

The Adam Pottery

DesignShop UK, 116 Causewayside • 0131 667 7078 • Grid Ref: H6 Feast your eyes on Kidrobot, a sumptuous collection of limited-edition art-toys and apparel. Merging urban street trends and pop art to produce affordable collectables through collaborations with artists, this exhibition is unmissable! Aug 1-30:Tue-Sat: 10:00-18:00, Sun: 12:00-16:00 (not Mon) Free

The Adam Pottery, 76 Henderson Row • 0131 557 3978 • Grid Ref: B3 Selling exhibition by the six resident makers. This vibrant show of contemporary and traditional ceramics covers an imaginative spectrum of concepts and working methods. Visitors very welcome to look round our studios. www.adampottery.co.uk Aug 10-Sep 5: 11:00-18:00 (not Sun) Free

The Apron - A History and a Celebration of a Cook's Best Friend!

Crossings: Land and Sea

Various Flavours of Italy, 63 Raeburn Place • 0131 343 2500 • Grid Ref: B2 We've scoured the globe for anecdotes and articles, stumbling across 'Desperate Housewives' and Adam and Eve along the way for our Fringe exhibition including apron-inspired artwork! Aug 1-31: 10:30-17:00 (not Sun) Free

Clarence Street, No 1, 1 Clarence Street, Stockbridge • 07766 351 696 • Grid Ref: B3 Julia Krone Oliver shows selected paintings by Scottish and South African artists exploring land, sea and the space between, featuring: Rhona Fleming, Jonathan Freemantle, Mary Henry MacMillan, Carole Millar, Lynne McGiver, Jill Trappler and others. www.eventmanage.co.za/number1.htm Aug 7-17, 21-31: 12:00-20:00 (Mon,Wed, Fri 16:00-21:00) Free

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Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road • 0131 624 6200 • Grid Ref: D1 Vija Celmins, Ellen Gallagher, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol, Francesca Woodman. An extraordinary collection of modern art acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Supported by the Art Fund and the Scottish Government. Aug 3-31: 10:00-18:00, Sep 1-6: 10:00-17:00 Free

Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, off Lothian Road • 0131 200 4858 • Grid Ref: E3 Selling exhibition. 3,000 pieces for sale. 27th year. Top jewellery designers worldwide, following great success at London's National Theatre. Spectacular atrium space by leading restaurant and cafe. Opposite Sheraton Hotel, Usher Hall. New: online selling - www.dazzle-exhibitions.co.uk. Aug 7-31: 10:00-00:00

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Discover Islam Exhibition

Edinburgh Art Festival

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Art Festival Reading Room, Stills Gallery, 23 Cockburn Street • 07500 461332 • Grid Ref: D5 Join the Art Festival for Scotland's only late-night gallery openings and participate in a range of visual arts events, featuring music, performance and specially curated tours in multiple venues across the city. Pre-booking is a must! www.edinburghartfestival.com Aug 27: 18:00-22:00 FreeTicketed

Edinburgh Central Mosque, 50 Potterrow • 07717 015 457 • Grid Ref: F5 Experience the sights, sounds and tastes on offer from the city's vibrant Muslim community. A dynamic exhibition, guided Mosque tours, engaging presentations, free refreshments and literature, and all your questions answered. Full events programme: www.islamfestival.com. Aug 1-31: Sat-Thu: 12:00-18:00, Fri: 14:00-18:00 Free

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The Discovery of Spain

George Heriot's School 350th Anniversary Exhibition

NGS National Gallery Complex,The Mound • 0131 624 6200 • Grid Ref: D4 A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture from Goya to Picasso. Showcasing masterpieces by Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo and Zurbarán, and exploring the work of British artists inspired by Spain, such as David Wilkie and Arthur Melville. Aug 3-31: 10:00-18:00 (Thu: 10:00-19:00) £8.00 (£6.00) Sep 1-6 10:00-17:00 £8.00 (£6.00)

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Dovecot Festival Exhibition: Burningham, Davie, Jerwood

Great Danes in Light - Arne Jacobsen & Poul Henningsen

Dovecot Studios & IC: Innovative Craft

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Dovecot, 10 Infirmary Street • 0131 550 3660 • Grid Ref: E6 Dovecot Studios and IC: Innovative Craft have collaborated to exhibit this year's exciting Dovecot Festival Exhibition. www.innovativecraft.co.uk; www.dovecotstudios.com Aug 4-Sep 26: 11:00-17:00,Wed: 11:00-19:00 (not Sun) Free

designer-lights.com Showroom, 15b Howe Street • 0131 557 9120 • Grid Ref: C3 Exhibition exploring iconic designs of Jacobsen and Henningsen through the 50s and 60s. Designs that have become style icons into the 21st century. Supported by Targetti Poulsen. Aug 3-Sep 4: 10:00-18:00 (not Sun) Free

Eva Hesse: Studiowork

Homecoming and the Sea

Fruitmarket Gallery

Mike Turpie and Roberta MacRae

The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street • 0131 225 2383 • Grid Ref: D5 A rare chance to see the work of Eva Hesse (1936-70), a major figure in post-war art. The exhibition focuses on small, experimental sculptures, many of which have never been exhibited before. Aug 5-31: 10:00-19:00 Free

The Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone's Land, 477b Lawnmarket • 0131 226 5856 • Grid Ref: E4 Free exhibition of colourful paintings from Mike Turpie and Roberta MacRae, Scottish and Australian artists working themes of migration, homecoming and the sea based on studies in New Mexico and the west coast of Scotland. www.homecomingandthesea.com Preview Aug 24: 18:00-20:00,Aug 25-30: 10:00-19:00 Free

Faces of Scotland

Jane and Louise Wilson

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Talbot Rice Gallery

scotlandart.com, 2 St Stephen Place • 0131 225 6257 • Grid Ref: C2 Exhibition of affordable original painting and drawing by selected gallery artists.Visitors to the gallery may also view other works from the gallery stock of over 1,000 original paintings. We can arrange carriage worldwide. Jul 31-Sep 6:10:30-17:30,Sat 10:00-17:30,Sun 12:00-17:00 Free

Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge • 0131 650 2210 • Grid Ref: E5 This exhibition of film and photography by Jane and Louise Wilson will be their first solo exhibition in Edinburgh. It will include new film and recent photographs, alongside a new sculptural commission. Aug 6-Sep 26: 10:00-17:00 (Sun 12:00-17:00 during Aug) Free

Fringe Film Festival

Jewellery of the World

C Film

Galerie Mirages

C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5 The critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers from around the world. Now showing at the C central bioscope, complete with cafe-bar. 'Spectacular' (Scotsman). Films for all ages: screening details at www.cthefilm.com. Aug 7-31: 10:00-Late Free

Galerie Mirages, 46a Raeburn Place • 0131 315 2603 • Grid Ref: B2 Galerie Mirages has pioneered unique jewellery for 20 years. This selling exhibition features a magnificent range of jewellery from designers worldwide and our own celebrated in-house designs. The outstanding jewellery exhibition of the festival. Jul 30-Sep 6: 10:00-18:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00 Free

Fringe Poster Competition

John McCracken

Sponsored By St James Shopping

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St James Shopping Centre, Leith Street • 0131 557 0050 • Grid Ref: D5 Thousands of pupils across Scotland took part in this year's Fringe poster competition. Take the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic display of shortlisted poster designs including the winning entry by Mhairi Sedgwick (14), from Peebles High School. Jul 27-Aug 31: 09:00-18:00,Thu: 09:00-20:00, Sun: 10:00-18:00 Free

Inverleith House - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Entrances at Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place • 0131 248 2971 • Grid Ref: A2 Sculpture and drawings by one of the great living American artists whose brilliant use of colour as material has influenced generations in a career spanning 45 years; his first solo museum exhibition in the UK. Aug 6-Sep 6: 10:00-17:30 Free

The Fringe Shop

Joy of Creation: An Exhibition of Quilts

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

St Mary's Cathedral

Fringe Shop & Box Office, 180 High Street • 0131 226 0026 • Grid Ref: E5 You've been to the Fringe, you've done the shows, but have you bought the T-shirt? Check out our exclusive range of merchandise and take home some Fringe memorabilia T-shirts, posters, postcards, mugs ... or even glowing eggs! Jun 10-Aug 2: 10:00-18:00 (not Sun) Aug 3-31: 10:00-21:00 Free

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • Grid Ref: E1 Come and enjoy a feast of beauty and colour. Quilters from Edinburgh showcase their skills and creativity in a collection of both traditional and modern quilts. Not to be missed. Aug: 1-31 Mon-Sat: 9:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00, Sun: 12:00-15:00 Free

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Malaysia Pavilion

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Malaysia Pavilion

Galerie Mirages, 46a Raeburn Place • 0131 315 2603 • Grid Ref: B2 Merchants have visited Kerala for over 5,000 years. Galerie Mirages has followed in the footsteps of these ancient merchants and brought back a wonderful selection of hand-painted dowry boxes, antique miniature wall temples, deity carvings and spice boxes. Jul 30-Sep 6: 10:00-18:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00 Free

Festival Square, Lothian Road • 0131 550 3715 • Grid Ref: E3 Free nine-day interactive exhibition of Malaysia's finest culture, arts, heritage, crafts and food for visitors to experience and taste what this beautiful country has to offer. Make Malaysia your choice destination. Aug 8-16: 11:00-19:00,Tue 11:00-14:00 Free

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MaoArtland

Ambient Lamps

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Edinburgh and Leith • Grid Ref: E5 Streetlamps, table lamps and even head lamps are everywhere in dingy Auld Reekie. How many can you see? Are they on or off? Wander around town and check them out in all their variety ... just don't steal the bulbs. Aug 7-31: 06:00-05:30 Free

MaoArtLand, 24 Lochrin Buildings • 0131 477 1822 • Grid Ref: G3 Exhibitions which celebrate the diverse perceptions of a multicultural group of Edinburgh artists, as well as interactive events to give you the opportunity to get up close to the artist at work. www.maoartland.com Jul 31-Aug 31: Mon-Fri: 10:00-20:00, Sat-Sun: 10:30-20:30 Free

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Maze

Georgian Antiques

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Georgian Antiques, 10 Pattison Street, Leith • 0131 553 7286 • Grid Ref: LEITH Less than 50 yards from the original Leith Links, this fantastic collection of over 300 golfing items from the year 1800 to 1930 reflects a most exciting period for golf development, many items are for sale. Jul 31-Sep 6: 08:30-17:30, Sat: 10:00-14:00 (not Sun) Free

C soco urban garden, Cowgate and Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5 Unique interactive experience for all ages in C's urban garden in the heart of the city. Live performance, video art, soundscape. Great food and drink from alfresco deck bar. Free festival highlights from 'The Packed Lunch'. Full programme: www.cthemaze.com. Jul 31-Aug 31: 11:00-21:00 Free

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147th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography

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RSA Lower Galleries,The Mound, Princes Street • 0131 225 6671 • Grid Ref: D4 Film works by emerging and established artists from Warsawbased collective highlighting the diversity of artist-made films in Poland today. Aug 6-Sep 13: 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00 Free

The Edinburgh Photographic Exhibition Centre, 68 Great King Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C3 The 'Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography' is an exhibition of photographs from around the world.The annual show attracts entries from amateur and professional photographers, and the photographs are of various subject genres. www.edinburghphotographicsociety.co.uk Aug 9-Sep 6: Mon-Fri: 10:00-20:00, Sat: 13:00-20:00, Sun: 13:00-17:00 £3.00(£2.00)

Made in Scotland

The Origin of Life

Georgian Antiques

Paul Till

Georgian Antiques, 10 Pattison Street, Leith • 0131 553 7286 • Grid Ref: LEITH An opportunity to view fine antiques that have been 'Made in Scotland'. The exhibition covers antiques from as early as 1790 through the Regency and Victorian periods right up to Scottish pieces of the early 20th century. Jul 31-Sep 6: 08:30-17:30, Sat: 10:00-14:00 (not Sun) Free

Cowgate Gallery, 311 Cowgate • Grid Ref: E6 Diagrammatic expression of my beliefs into why life exists and how it does, the purpose and the functioning. Including practical application example: humans. www.freespiritualexpression.org Jul 31-Aug 31: 10:00-16:30 and 17:00-20:00 Free

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Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 25 Hawthornvale • 0131 551 4490 • Grid Ref: A6 'At some point architecture becomes sculpture, and sculpture becomes architecture; at some point they meet ... For instance a wall is an element of architecture. The dimension of that wall is also an element of sculpture' (Isamu Noguchi). Aug 15-30: 11:00-17:00 Free

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Making Ends Meet

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Nigel Peake Schop, 36 St Mary's Street • 0131 477 4513 • Grid Ref: E6 A collection of old and new drawings and prints from Irish-born artist Nigel Peake. His work focuses upon depictions of sheds and forgotten homes and maps of small-time adventures. Aug 3-29: 10:00-18:00 (Not Sun) Free

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Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street • 0131 557 2479 • Grid Ref: C5 The Scottish premiere of the 'Venice' suite and other works by Peter Blake - father of British pop art to many, and one of Britain's best-loved artists. Jul 18-Aug 29: 10:00-18:00 Free

Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place • 0131 556 1488 • Grid Ref: B5 Often referred to as Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel, come and see the brilliantly coloured and gilded Arts and Crafts Movement murals - all completely restored to their former glory. Scintillating and spectacular! Aug 9-28: 11:00-13:00 (not Sat) Free


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The Travels of an Urban Hermit

St Mary's Cathedral

Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4 What do you think would happen if a hermit of 40 years made the monumental decision to travel the country to see what she'd been missing? Come, view her special exhibition to find out! Aug 6-31: 11:00-23:00 Free

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1 Painted 1888-1892,Traquair's acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle 'Benedicte Omnia Opera'. Showing PreRaphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith.Tours meet at Palmerston Place cathedral entrance. www.cathedral.net Aug 1-31: 11:00 and 12:00 (not Sun) Free

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Veil of Tears - Free

Julia Fowler

An Exhibition By Dave Kenny

53 Belford Road, First Floor • 0131 220 1453 • Grid Ref: D1 Recent paintings by Julia Fowler. Runs from August 10-23, 10:00-16:00 in the front room of Flat 1F1, 53 Belford Road. Entrance free. Aug 10-23: 10:00-16:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 Free

DeadMansClick Gallery, 24-26 West Port • Grid Ref: E4 Observation of mainstream media. Exploring reality, perception of truth, our relationship to the media, and a media compromised. Includes photography, sculpture, sound, video, installations and original art. Also nightly alternative media viewings 20:00-22:00 approximately. Aug 1-31:10:00-19:00, Sun 11:00-19:00 Free

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Waters of Scotland - Free

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ROSL Arts and Leo du Feu

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street • 0131 624 6200 • Grid Ref: C4 This unique multimedia project draws together a group of young artists from around Scotland to create a dramatic collaborative installation.This installation exploits the empty space produced by the gallery's current closure for redevelopment. Aug 7-30: Sun,Tue,Wed: 12:00-17:00, Thu-Sat: 12:00-20:00 (not Mon) Free

Royal Over-Seas League, Overseas House, 100 Princes Street • Grid Ref: D3 Exquisite paintings by award-winning graduate of Edinburgh School of Art, Leo du Feu, inspired by the coastline of Scotland's islands and mainland. Right: 'Across the Forth - An Edinburgh Sunrise'. Jul 31-Sep 6: 10:00-18:00 Free

The Rug People

The West End Fair

Persian Rug Village

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Persian Rug Village, 34 Morningside Road • 0131 466 7071 • Grid Ref: H2 A unique selling exhibition including an array from nomadic to village carpets, from finest silk to small saddlebags, from Kilim stools and cushions to handmade artefacts. The best place to meet the rug people. Aug 7-Sep 2: 10:00-17:00 Free

St John's Church, Corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road • 0131 473 2000 • Grid Ref: E3 West End Fair - 80 exhibitors every day with new faces each week. An absolute must if you like buying contemporary work direct from the makers, artists and designers. One of the festival's liveliest daytime venues. www.westendfair.co.uk Aug 8-30: 11:00-18:00 (not Sun 9) Free

The Signspotting Project

Where Seeing Is Not Believing!

Exhibit Coordinator: Doug Lansky

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Princes Mall Shopping Centre, Princes Street/Waverley Bridge • 0131 557 3759 • Grid Ref: D5 A life-size collection of over 100 funny and absurd real signs from around the world. Based on the bestselling Lonely Planet book. Aug 1-31: 09:00-19:30, Sun 10:00-18:30 Free

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Castlehill, Royal Mile • 0131 226 3709 • Grid Ref: E4 Ever picked someone up on your hand? How does it feel to walk on water or turn yourself into a monkey? How cool are you on our heatcam? Fantastic hands-on fun for the whole family. Jul 31-Aug 31: 09:30-19:30 £8.50 (£7.00) (£6.00C)

A Soap Opera

The Wych Elm Project

The Soap Co Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Soap Co Edinburgh, 263 Canongate • 0131 478 4244 • Grid Ref: D6 Traditional soap-making with gorgeous scented oils and botanicals live in our gallery shop Wed-Fri: 14:00-15:00. A wide selection of beautiful and unique Scottish arts and crafts: ceramics, paintings, photography and handicrafts by contemporary Scottish artists. Aug 7-31: Mon-Fri: 10:00-19:00, Sat-Sun: 10:00-17:30 Free

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - John Hope Gateway, Entrance on Arboretum Place • 0131 552 7171 • Grid Ref: A2 This exhibition features work by some of Scotland's leading craftspeople and makers using material from a much-loved giant wych elm tree that was felled in the garden in 2003 due to Dutch elm disease. Aug 1-Sep 30: 09:00-19:00 Free

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Vhukutiwa Gallery

Inhouse, 28 Howe Street • 0131 225 2888 • Grid Ref: C3 Chairs from 1840-2009. Evoking the spirit of the age. Each enduring classic was never just for sitting on. Over 30 chairs - cutting-edge latest Milan to antique - feature in the 28th design exhibition at Inhouse. Aug 1-15: 09:30-17:30 (not Sun, Mon) Aug 17-29: 09:30-17:30 (not Sun) Free

Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4 Vhukutiwa Gallery's sixth exhibition of small-scale sculpture. Presenting a haunting range of work, all with a remarkable tactile quality evoking a world part natural, part spiritorientated, from some of the finest sculptors in the world. Aug 6-31: 11:00-23:00 Free

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ADAM BULLEY & MALCOLM MACFARLANE Malcolm MacFarlane

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Adrian Sims returns with the third in his series of Chopin piano recitals.The third 'Ballade' and 'Scherzo' are framed by first and last 'Polonaises' with 'Waltzes' and the 'Berceuse'.

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ABSOLUTELY FREE LIVE MUSIC Whistlebinkies Live Music Bar

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A CAPPELLA ALLSORTS midge Following last year's sell-out, these Fringe regulars return to perform more wonderful, unaccompanied 16th-century music, including Palestrina's glorious 'Missa Tu Es Petrus' and works by Gibbons, Morley and Schütz. Great music in a fantastic venue. Aug 29: 17:00 (1hr 15mins) £8.00 (£6.00) (FreeTicketed C) 123456

ACOUSTIC EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FEATURING ANDI NEATE Acoustic Edinburgh Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street • 0131 225 6313 • Grid Ref: F5

Relax and enjoy five incredible acoustic acts from across the musical spectrum. Includes headline set from critically acclaimed songstress Andi Neate. Fringe sell-out 2008. Full listings: www.acousticedinburgh.com. Aug 25: 21:00 (3hrs) £7.00

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Award-winning singer/songwriter/pianist Adele-Marina Wilding, now resident in Edinburgh, performs her acclaimed, crossover material. Featuring numbers from her new EP, 'Portholes & Skylights'. ' ... an exceptional singer ... challenging and engaging arrangements' (Keith Ames, Musician Magazine). www.myspace.com/adelewildingmusic

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Free entry to live music every night of the festival. Bar open from 1pm until 5am. Mondays are open-mic nights and Tuesdays are band showcase events. www.whistlebinkies.com

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Whistlebinkies, 4-6 South Bridge • Grid Ref: E5

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ADRIANA Adriana Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Rising Scots-Italian singer/songwriter brings her blend of Americana, rock and folk to Edinburgh once again. Having performed with Sheryl Crow and Paolo Nutini, this may be your last chance to see Adriana in such intimate surroundings. www.myspace.com/adrianamusic

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ADRIANO ADEWALE: SOUND JOURNEY Adriano Adewale | Segue Productions Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Combining music, theatre and dance in an innovative, unique way, join the master percussionist's remarkable journey: Africa to South America, desert to rainforest, village to city. A virtuoso, moving, intimate performance appealing directly to the senses!

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Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street • 0131 225 6313 • Grid Ref: F5

Relax and enjoy five incredible acoustic acts from across the musical spectrum. Includes headline set from critically acclaimed groove artists Gecko 3. Fringe sell-out 2008. Full listings: www.acousticedinburgh.com. Aug 4: 21:00 (3hrs) £5.00 34 56

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AE FOND KISS The Consort of Voices Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

The Consort of Voices presents a celebration of choral music and songs from the 16th to the 21st century, by Scottish composers or those inspired by Scotland. Robert Burns features strongly in this anniversary year.

ACOUSTIC EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FEATURING POLLY PAULUSMA Acoustic Edinburgh

Aug 16: 18:00 (1hr 30mins) £7.50 (£5.00)

Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street • 0131 225 6313 • Grid Ref: F5

AFRICAAAH! African Children's Choir

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St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

The African Children's Choir have come a long way from the poverty and desperation of their home life in Nkomazi, South Africa to sing and dance their hearts out in a vibrant, colourful, high-energy celebration of their culture.

ACOUSTIC EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FEATURING ROSIE BROWN Acoustic Edinburgh

Aug 10,12,14-15,19,21-22,26,28-29: 16:30 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 16,30: 16:45 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 23: 14:15 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Relax and enjoy five incredible acoustic acts from across the musical spectrum. Includes headline set from critically acclaimed songstress Rosie Brown. Fringe sell-out 2008. Full listings: www.acousticedinburgh.com.

AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD Philip Contini

Aug 18: 21:00 (3hrs) £7.00

Valvona & Crolla, 19 Elm Row • 0131 556 7800 • Grid Ref: B6

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Dean Martin had style: good lookin', smooth talkin' and romantic croonin'.Who better than Philip Contini, and his six-piece Be Happy Band, to sing the songs and tell Dean Martin's fascinating story? Aug 12,21,26,31: 13:00 (1hr 10mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 14-15,18,22,27,29: 20:00 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 20: 18:00 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£10.00) 34567

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AIR ALBA Nancy Nicolson, Alastair McDonald and Tony Mitchell The Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, South Bridge • 0131 557 2976 • Grid Ref: E5

Scottish songs, music and stories. Cheeky Nancy Nicolson, melodeon; irrepressible Alastair McDonald, banjo; brilliant Tony Mitchell, guitar. Programmes include history, humour, whisky, Burns, Stevenson, Scotland's food, and Scots and sex. Cosy venue, warm welcome. Afternoons and evenings. www.nancynicolson.com Aug 1-30: 15:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 1-4,9-12,28-30: 18:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH'S SCOTLAND AT NIGHT Laudibus St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1

Mike Brewer directs Classic FM award-winning choir Laudibus in candlelit concert featuring choral settings of Scottish poetry. McCall Smith introduces Tom Cunningham's settings of his poetry and signs Laudibus's new CD on Delphian. Aug 15: 22:00 (1hr 30mins) £14.00 (£10.00) 3456

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Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

Handel's sumptuous setting of Dryden's fantastical feast, with Sarah Tynan, Michael Chance, Ed Lyon and William Berger, 16-piece chorus and ravishing baroque band. Ludus Baroque - not to be missed. Aug 11: 19:30 (2hrs) £12.00 3456

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Acoustic Music Centre Venue 123 August 24-27, 18:30h "A delight to listen to" (Britsound Radio) www.rupertwates.com

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Outstanding! This modern Grappelli on violin with virtuoso guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike Nisbet and legendary bassist Kenny Ellis perform exciting, intoxicating swing jazz, laced with Latin rhythms and spiced with Celtic gypsy flair! www.alexyellowleesband.com Aug 14: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) 3456

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ALIVE David Paul & the People/Vue Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C6

Live music - living Word. 12tribe Records' singer-songwriter David Paul, backed by his acoustic-driven band, the People, andVue, featuring guitarist Derek Cranson and singer Gillian Fotheringham.With testimony from others who share the faith behind their songs. Aug 15: 19:00 (2hrs) £2.00 3456

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ALL OF ME Marika Klambatsea The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Unique singing as Greek soprano and pianist Marika Klambatsea interprets Billie Holliday songs in a journey from blues to arias through parody in avant garde music. 'Channels both Maria Callas and Janis Joplin' (Herald Tribune). Aug 17-21: 13:30 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) 3456

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ALONG THE MINERS ROWS Bill Adair With the Bridgend Sessions Band Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

An evocative commemoration in song and dialogue of the 50th anniversary of the Auchengeich Mining Disaster, recalling a way of life and community spirit that has almost gone. www.sadjebmusic.com Aug 17-18: 20:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) 3456

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AMANDA PALMER The Edge Festival

‘WHEN SHE SINGS IT’S AS THOUGH HER BREATH IS SOAKED IN PARAFFIN: ONE SPARK, AND THE WHOLE ROOM WOULD IGNITE.’

Edge Festival @ Studio 24, 24-26 Calton Road • 08444 999 990 • Grid Ref: D6

Following her sold-out gig at Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire, the Dresden Dolls' lead singer Amanda Palmer returns to play her biggest and only performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Aug 22: 19:00 (2hrs 30mins) £12.50

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‘LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN SALLY BOWLES, PATTI SMITH AND P-J HARVEY ...A MAJOR STAR.’

AMBASSADORS OF SWING Jason Isaacs & the Greg Francis Orchestra Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4



Jason's back for one night only of Rat Pack classics with the fabulous Greg Francis Orchestra. A big-voiced singer, Isaacs delivers with charisma and presence. SSSS (Herald). Aug 11: 22:05 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 (£14.00)

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ANGEL IN THE HOUSE Angel Smythe and Members of the Saddleback Choir Colinton Mains Parish Church, 223 Oxgangs Road North • 0131 658 1777 • Grid Ref: H2

www.camilleosullivan.com • www.myspace.com/camilleosullivan

Join Angel and members of Saddleback Choir for music to lift your spirit and bring your heart closer to God. From Los Angeles, Saddleback Choir is pastored by Rick Warren, author of 'The Purpose Driven Life'.

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ANOTHER PLACE Dave Thomas The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road • 0131 557 2827 • Grid Ref: E6

Performing passionately on piano and accordion, Dave's video covers of French cult hit 'Amelie''s soundtrack have fetched 9m views online. Here, his original compositions play host to the same delicate, intricate musicianship; a mesmerising, bittersweet nostalgia.

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6 - 31 AUGUST @ 10.00PM ASSEMBLY @ ASSEMBLY HALL

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ANTONIO FORCIONE - AL DENTE! Antonio Forcione Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

'Hands like tarantulas, heart of a lion' (Owen O'Neill). Award-winning, SSSSS (Scotsman) virtuoso guitarist carves a blazing trail. Guest performers. Rave reviews and worldwide tours have brought international recognition. 'Pure genius' (Observer). PreviewAug 6-7: 18:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-26,31: 18:00 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 18:00 (1hr) £13.00 (£12.00)

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ARACHNE IN SI BEMOL Marika Klambatsea/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

One-Greek-woman show: Marika sings arias in her opera based on the tale of 'Sleeping Beauty'. She creates vocal primitive sounds in avant garde style - 'channels both Maria Callas and Janis Joplin' (Herald Tribune).

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THE ARK Black Diamond Express Train: Vaudeville Spectacular Sweet at the Ark, 5-7 Waterloo Place • 0131 228 9393/0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: D5

Edinburgh's best live music venue.The Vaudeville show offers a fantastic night of music, dance, comedy and poetry hosted by Black Diamond Express.This eight-piece fiery gypsy band will make you want to dance. www.thearkvenue.com Aug 15-16,19-23: 21:00 (2hrs) £8.50 (£6.50) 3456

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AN AUDIENCE WITH JONATHAN VEIRA Jonathan Veira

BAL MASQEE Bizarre

venue251, Charlotte Chapel • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Universal Arts @ St George's West, 58 Shandwick Pl • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: E2

A superb international singer and great raconteur in his hilarious one-man show - great for all ages. Like an evening with a good friend with fantastic singing, sidesplitting laughter and honest faith. Aug 17-18: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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AUSTEN GEORGE Austen George Accomplished, highly individual, Edinburgh singer/songwriter. Diverse, original music, strong vocals, versatile guitar virtuosity. Storytelling lyrics, sometimes powerful rock rhythms; essentially, poetry in motion. Anticipate your emotional taste buds being seasoned with the spice of true talent. www.myspace.com/austengeorge 3456

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BARBARA MORRISON - UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Outhouse Productions The Outhouse, 12A Broughton Street Lane • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C5

Barbara (seven years Ray Charles) sings her bluesy take on the Great American Songbook. 52nd Street's spirit energises this intimate jazz room. Harper, Finlay, Ed Metz (Basie, Herman - until 22nd) provide the pulse. www.outhouse-edinburgh.co.uk

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St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

The accomplished cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer returns this year with Bach's great masterworks for solo violoncello.Take this rare opportunity to hear the whole cycle in three concerts in the beautiful setting of this New Town church. Aug 11-13: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

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BAROQUE AND CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS St Andrew's and St George's Church Choir St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Mozart's 'Coronation Mass', a festive Handel 'Chandos Anthem' and Haydn's 'Organ Concerto in C', performed by the Choir of St Andrew's and St George's, directed by Brigitte Harris, with musicians from Scottish Opera. Aug 29: 12:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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BACH FOR BREAKFAST ROSL Arts Royal Over-Seas League, Overseas House, 100 Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

10th sell-out series. International prize-winners including soprano Madeleine Pierard, flautist Laura Lucas, cellist Wu Sha and guitarist Sean Shibe perform works by Bach and contemporaries. Different artists and programmes each concert.Tea/coffee/ pastries afterwards. www.roslarts.org.uk Aug 12,14,16,18,20,22: 09:30 (1hr) £10.00 3456

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Aug 21-22: 21:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00)

Interactive Victorian cabaret! Alexandra Bowa takes you on a journey through time and space.The obscure touch of Nick Hudson and other Bizarre people will make you crazy for more! Dress up if you like!

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Beethoven and contemporaries performed by international award-winnng musicians including Barbirolli Quartet, Solstice Quartet, and pianists Daniel Swain and Simon Lane. Different artists and programmes each concert.Tea/coffee/pastries. www.roslarts.org.uk Aug 11,13,15,17,19,21: 09:30 (1hr) £10.00 3456

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BERT JANSCH Bert Jansch The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

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BACH MAGNIFICAT, HANDEL DIXIT DOMINUS Edinburgh Symphony Baroque

Former member of Pentangle, Jansch's legendary acoustic guitar and emotive songs still hold audiences spellbound. One of the most influential musicians ever. 'He completely re-invented guitar playing and set a standard that is still unequalled' (Johnny Marr).

Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

Aug 25: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) £18.00 (£14.00)

Edinburgh's most exciting young baroque ensemble perform highlights of the period. Bach's joyful and dynamic 'Magnificat' is paired with Handel's equally thrilling 'Dixit Dominus' in a programme completed with works by Purcell.

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BALLADS, BURNS AND BLUES Wendy Carle Taylor and Friends Striking, sensitive and spellbinding interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs: beautiful ballads, blues, chansons, haunting Scottish melodies. 'A unique talent. She moves her audience to tears, laughter, shivers and delight' (Frankie Armstrong). New show. www.wendycarletaylor.com Aug 7-8,10: 21:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00)

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BESSIE SMITH AND THE BLUES Liz Dicks Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Liz Dicks sold out at last year's Fringe; now she returns with a tribute to the blues, and more of the music made famous by the late, great, Empress of the Blues. www.lizdicks.co.uk

The Lot, 4 Grassmarket • 0131 225 9922 • Grid Ref: E4

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THE BEVVY SISTERS Heather MacLeod Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Unite the silkiest, sultriest, sauciest harmonies with richly seasoned voices of Heather Macleod, Kaela Rowan, Lindsey Black, in a heady cocktail of style. Featured on Eliza Carthy's current album and in Edinburgh's the Love Boat Big Band. Aug 21,28: 23:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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Brunton Theatre, ladywell Way, Musselburgh • 0131 665 2240 • Grid Ref: C6

Scotland's award-winning group Blazin' Fiddles draw the distinct flavour of fiddle music from various regions of the highlands and islands. From solo to ensemble sets, the act comes together in a fiery blend that raises the roof. aug 17-18: 19:30 (1hr 50mins) £14.50 (£12.50) 3456

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Blazin' Fiddles Snowgoose Promotions From remote village halls to the Royal Albert 'Village' Hall, Blazin' Fiddles have delighted audiences with fiddle music and tales. From solo to ensemble sets, they all come together in a fiery blend that raises the roof. www.blazin-fiddles.com 3456

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This high-energy band are back for the weekend with their manic melange of music and mischief! Experience Blues Brothers classics and contemporary tuneage with a cabaret-style twist in this legendary venue. aug 21-22: 23:55 (1hr 35mins) £10.00 (£9.00) 3456

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THe Blues BRoTHeRs - live! Hartshorn-Hook Productions Join the party as our suited and booted big band roar their way through an hour of rock and blues classics. Grab your shades and get ready for the Blues Brothers to blow you away. www.hartshornhook.com

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Hugely influential during the UK's Britpop era, seminal nineties indie band performing their debut and most successful album to date, 'Expected to Fly', in its entirety, alongside a unique selection of old classics and rarities. aug 13: 19:00 (2hrs 30mins) £13.50

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Bach's masterpiece in glorious surroundings. Soloists Rebecca Bottone, Michael Chance,Thomas Hobbs and William Berger, and acclaimed 16-voice Ludus Baroque chorus. Gutsy gut strings, colourful woodwind, soaring brass and wonderful singing. Not to be missed. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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With debut album 'For Emma, Forever Ago', released in 2007, still making waves and gaining fans worldwide, Bon Iver generate touching fragile beauty from acoustic guitars, floating vocals and astounding a cappellas. aug 18: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £15.00

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BouRnville YounG sinGeRs Bournville Young Singers

From the chocolate suburb of Birmingham hails this exuberant group singing a delicious palate of music from as many genres and countries as can fit into the bill! aug 11,13: 16:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) aug 12: 19:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

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New young voice of the Borders, Ewan Wilkinson, returns again with box wizard Sandy Brechin and Skye fiddler Ronan Martin to play songs from Ewan's debut album, 'Lost in the Day', plus some cracking tunes sets. www.brechin-all-records.com aug 26: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Inspired to sing by belatedly discovering Jacques Brel's chansons and emboldened by successful shows on the continent, Donald unfolds the impassioned story of his musical journey, with some surprising twists. Free coffee/pastries (but no beer or Gauloises). www.donaldhawkins.co.uk

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BuRns and TannaHill:TWa RoBs Weatherby, Morran, Brechin, Duff and Freeman diverse attractions, Riddles Court, 322 lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: e4

Foot-tapping instrumental/vocal Scottish music - cittern, accordion, whistles, cello, voices. Family show. Scotland's finest - from Linn 'Complete Burns'/Brechin 'Tannahill' CDs. 'Great voices, great songs, tasteful arrangements - who could ask for more?' (Folk Roots). 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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A Homecoming concert of Burns songs. Settings by Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Liddell performed by Frances Cooper (soprano), Roderick Long (violin), Shona Jones (cello), Colin Dundas (piano). Interval talk on Burns and St Andrew's church by Margaret Street. aug 25: 19:30 (2hrs) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Breathtaking Scottish music from award-winning band with flute, fiddle, guitar, songs, dance and - wait for it - two sets of bagpipes! You'll be crying, cheering, stomping your feet and begging for more. More information at www.breabach.com.

aug 17-22: 19:30 (1hr 10mins) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Works by Brahms and 19th-century masters performed by international awardwinning musicians including Helen Bevin (viola), Raffaella Garlick-Grice (piano), Simon Lane (piano) and a Barbirolli Quartet. Different artists and programmes each concert.Tea/coffee/shortbread included. www.roslarts.org.uk 3456

The Queen's Hall, Clerk street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

aug 19: 22:00 (1hr 15mins) £15.00 (£13.00)

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CADENZA AT THE FRINGE Cadenza Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Candlemaker Row • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

One of Scotland's most exciting and versatile choirs performs Mozart's Mass in C Minor and works by Bruckner and Mendelssohn, including 'O for the Wings of a Dove'. 'A lovely choir' (Aled Jones, BBC Radio 3).

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CAFE CADENZA Cafe Cadenza Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Follow fingers and words as they fly with exotic melodies and unfamiliar instruments across borders, through centuries. Contemporary song and poetry from within and beyond traditions. Listen carefully: these stories may involve you. 'Whiff of classic Fringe' (Scotsman). Aug 16-22: 20:35 (1hr 10mins) £7.50 (£5.00) 3456

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ME, RAY CHARLES AND SAMMY DAVIS JR. “This is the best Rhythm & Blues and Tap show I’ve ever seen”

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The Fringe's best free pub music event. 15th year. Scotland's favourite folk'n'fun band Yard of Ale with guests Eddie Walker, Bedford Falls, On the Wagon, Sandy Tweeddale and FC Ukelele. Aug 20-29: 20:00 (4hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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Scotland's tenors return with their all-new show mixing traditional favourites such as 'Highland Cathedral' and 'Loch Lomond' with contemporary Scottish classics from the likes of the Proclaimers and even Elvis (his Grandmother was Scottish!).

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CAMERATA RITMATA Camerata Ritmata Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh • 0131 665 2240 • Grid Ref: C6

Guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker leads his acclaimed ensemble, merging classical, jazz, Latin and flamenco, in a stunning new programme featuring fiery instrumental showpieces and passionate world song with special guest vocalist Daisy Chute (All Angels). 'Startling virtuosity' (Scotsman).

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CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN:THE DARK ANGEL Phil McIntyre Entertainment Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

Sell-out Edinburgh 08, London Roundhouse 09, singing Brel/Waits/Cave/Bowie! Stormed 'Later With Jools Holland'! 'It's as though her breath were soaked in paraffin; one spark and the whole room would ignite' (Telegraph). Aug 6-8: 22:00 (1hr 15mins) £7.50 Aug 9-10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26,31: 22:00 (1hr 15mins) £15.00 Aug 14-16,21-23: 22:00 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 Aug 27-30: 22:00 (1hr 15mins) £17.50 3456 7

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'Their seductively contemporary sound and production, their mastery of traditional instruments (along with a willingness to look beyond them) and the voice of Karen Matheson have helped Capercaillie re-model the Celtic landscape ... nobody does it better' (Q). Aug 19-20: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) £18.00 (£14.00) 3456

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CAROLINE GILMOUR AND FRIENDS Eclectic Therapy Management Ltd Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 346 1405 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: F1

A stunning voice and true-to-life lyrics unravel a story which almost everyone will relate to.You will be mesmerised throughout this show which features songs from Caroline's debut album, 'Someday'. www.myspace.com/carolinegilmour Aug 20: 19:15 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.00) 3456

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The Marian Consort returns after its successful 2008 Festival Fringe. Guest conductor Jeremy Summerly and John Kitchen (continuo) present a banquet of baroque music, including Bach's motets and Charpentier's 'Messe des Morts'. Details at www.marianconsort.co.uk. Aug 21: 20:00 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ10.00) 3456

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Mike Brewer directs Classic FM award-winning choir Laudibus in music by James MacMillan, Arvo Part, Ronald Stevenson and Tom Cunningham. Alexander McCall Smith introduces settings of his poetry and signs CDs. Aug 15: 22:00 (1hr) ÂŁ14.00 (ÂŁ10.00) 3456

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CATHEDRAL CELEBRITY ORGAN RECITALS St Mary's Cathedral St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 226 0000 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: E1

Two magnificent free concerts on the Grand Organ of St Mary's Cathedral by the former organist of St Paul's Cathedral London, Huw Willilams (9th) and by Duncan Ferguson, master of the music at St Mary's Cathedral (16th).

7-23 August 10.15pm

www.rexroman.com

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A feast of music for royal occasions by Purcell and Handel in their anniversary year performed by the internationally renowned Choir of St Mary's Cathedral. Includes Purcell's 'My Heart Is Inditing' and Handel's 'Zadok the Priest'. Aug 22: 19:30 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ15.00 (ÂŁ10.00) 3456

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Join the cathedral's choir and congregation to celebrate the Festival Fringe with the finest Anglican cathedral music. Featuring Mozart's 'Missa Brevis' in C (9th), Langlais' 'Messe Solennelle' (13th, 16th), Gretchaninov's 'Missa Festiva' (20th, 23rd). Details at www.cathedral.net. Aug 9,16,23: 10:30 (1hr 15mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 13,20: 17:30 (40mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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Choral services sung by the Cathedral Choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. Evensong on Wednesday the 19th is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Details of all music at www.cathedral.net. Aug 9,16,23: 15:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 10-12,14,17-18,21: 17:30 (40mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 19: 16:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

  

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CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH HARP 2 Catriona McKay and Chris Stout

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1

Catriona McKay and Chris Stout - 'A divine concoction of tradition and bold imagination ... sensual, throaty fiddle lines ... harp is deliciously angular and haughty ... unimpeachable' (Irish Times).

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

International concert and recording artist David Wilde returns to St Mary's to perform Schumann's 'Carnaval' and other popular works on the cathedral's fine Steinway piano. More details from www.cathedral.net. Aug 25: 22:00 (40mins) £7.00 (£5.00) 3456

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Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace • 0131 445 2022 • Grid Ref: H2

A former Times Critic's Choice: a whole month of free concerts (daily except Sunday) with leading performers from some of the world's top conservatoires and universities. Full details at www.cathedral.net. Aug 3-8,10-15,17-18,20-22,24-29,31: 13:10 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

A new generation of talented young clarsach players led by Calum Macleod, Karen Pollard and Ellie Evans in an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music with a few surprises!

CATHEDRAL MENDELSSOHN BY CANDLELIGHT St Mary's Cathedral St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1

Some of the 19th century's greatest organ music on St Mary's Cathedral's magnificent 1879 'Father' Willis organ. Nicholas Wearne (13th) and Jonathan Rennert (20th) honour the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth. www.cathedral.net Aug 13,20: 22:00 (40mins) £7.00 (£5.00) 123456

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CELEBRITY ORGAN RECITALS 2009 Peter Backhouse St Giles' Cathedral, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0673 • Grid Ref: E5

Experience the power and glory of the Rieger organ in St Giles' Cathedral in a programme featuring the anniversaries of Mendelssohn and Kenneth Leighton, played by St Giles' assistant organist, Peter Backhouse. Aug 5: 20:00 (1hr 30mins) £7.00 345 6

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CATHEDRAL STEINWAY CELEBRITY RECITAL St Mary's Cathedral

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1

Irresistible dance tunes, poignant arhythmic doinas - let the music of Celter Schmelter transport you to the old world of the Eastern European Jewish wedding, a world of simple, haunting and passionately heartfelt music. www.myspace.com/celterschmelter

Sona Shaboyan, acclaimed young concert pianist, returns to St Mary's for a concert of Rachmaninoff (Sonata No 2) and Chopin (Ballades 1 and 3, Scherzo No 2) on the cathedral's magnificent Steinway grand. www.cathedral.net Aug 15: 19:00 (1hr 30mins) £15.00 (£10.00) (£5.00 C) 3456

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Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F3

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall with ceilidh bands including HLI, John Stuart,Wild Geese, Willie Fraser and caller Ken Gourlay. And a piper! Soft drinks £1, alcohol £2/£3. Fridays, 8pm. www.edinburghceilidhs.co.uk Aug 7,14,21,28,Sep 4: 20:00 (3hrs) £8.00 (£6.00) 1234 56

CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH HARP 1 Clarsach Society St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Hear haunting Gaelic and Scottish airs and sparkling dance tunes presented in an informal ceilidh atmosphere by Na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra, Lothian Gaelic Choir and special guests. Aug 17: 19:30 (2hrs) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Enjoy Chinese music, traditional and contemporary, in this wonderful acoustic setting, including Fong Liu (voice), Kimho Ip (yang qin dulcimer), Eddie McGuire (bamboo flute), Cheng-Ying Chuang (moon guitar), Hooi Ling Eng (percussion). www.harmonyensemble.co.uk

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Aug 12: 22:00 (40mins) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Beautiful song in the wonderfully atmospheric St Mary's Cathedral.The Marian Consort takes you to the garden of heavenly delights at the end of a busy festival day.

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Quirky arrangements of traditional songs and tunes with Scottish harp and cello. Exuberant and sensitive harp playing, mellow, natural singing and creatively atmospheric cello form rich and varied musical textures with a distinctive style.

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St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1

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CHOPIN AFTER LUNCH ROSL Arts Royal Over-Seas League, Overseas House, 100 Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Music by Chopin and romantic composers performed by international awardwinning musicians including pianists Martin Cousin and Carlisle AndersonFranck. Different artists and programmes each concert.Tea/coffee/shortbread. www.roslarts.org.uk Aug 15,18,22: 14:00 (1hr) £10.00 3456

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CLASSICAL AND WORLD GUITAR MUSIC Neil Wilson - The Guitarist

CRAMP ROLLS AND SUZY Q Jennifer Logan and Stuart Hope

St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Scotland's top classical guitarist plays the classics and vituoso guitar music from around the world. Dynamic, passionate and technically brilliant. Neil plays Bach, Rodrigo, Albeniz,Tarrega, Piazzola and more. Guitar wizardry not to be missed!

Jennifer Logan and Stuart Hope trip through a painstakingly masochistic tango, a warthogs' mating dance, a less than 'Dashing White Sergeant' and succumb-a to yet another rumba.Will you, won't you join the dance?

Aug 15,26,29: 20:00 (1hr 30mins) £9.00 (£7.00) (£5.00 C) 3456

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CLASSICAL CHINESE ZHENG Dong Yi St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

The most celebrated Chinese national music instrumentalist of her generation, the internationally renowned classical Chinese zheng performer Dong Yi returns to Edinburgh to bring us a spiritual journey throughout China.

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St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E3

Classical guitarist Spyros Dendrinos returns to Edinburgh's beautiful St Cuthbert's church with guitar music from the Baroque age to the 20th century. An exquisite performance including composers such as Sanz, Bach, Sor, Albéniz,VillaLobos and Miliaressis. Aug 15,22: 20:00 (1hr 30mins) £9.00 (£7.00) 3456

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City Edinburgh, 1a Market Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D5

A blazing big band at the Fringe - 'So What'? If you think 'It's Just Talk', don't call the 'Jazz Police'! Once they've 'Sing, Sang, Sung' through their tunes, you'll surely be 'In the Mood'! Aug 27-28,31: 19:30 (1hr) £7.50 (£5.50) Aug 29-30: 14:00 (1hr) £7.50 (£5.50)

After last year's acclaim, Italian guitarist Luca Villani revives the rare 1840 Panormo and 1914 Ramirez guitars, performing masterpieces by Giuliani, Sor, Falla,Turina, Rodrigo. Sponsored by Victoria Park Hotel Edinburgh. www.vphotel.co.uk

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Songs and music: 'breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso' (Altadena News). Only appearance of this unique French talent. Not to be missed! www.myspace.com/claudebourbon

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COLIN CLYNE Colin Clyne Fresh, fearless and commendably original. Clyne's story-like lyrics are steeped in blues and folk rock; his live performances have been described as heartfelt, passionate, dynamic and powerful. ' ... coolest sound on the planet' (Daily Star). www.myspace.com/colinclyne 3456

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CONCERT Scottish Sinfonia Conducted By Neil Mantle Music includes Mozart's Symphony No 34, Horn Concerto No 3,Wagner's 'Meistersinger' and excerpts from his 'Gotterdamerung'.

Aug 13,21: 23:00 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 (£5.00)

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The 2007 Fringe sell-out award-winning 'diva of risqué blues' returns with the fastest boogie-woogie player in town.They'll have you laughing, shimmying, shaking, clapping your hands and stamping your feet. Sexy, sassy, wonderfully musical. Limited run, book early. 34567

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Exciting new songs by Danny Lee with classic rock numbers from a hot seven-piece band.Vocalist Danny Lee with Fringe veteran Jake Fryer on hot sax, Nelson (Santana) Porter on guitar, and backing vocals Amber Harding. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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Leading exponent of unaccompanied jazz guitar, Darren performs a mixture of improvisations and arrangements of classic jazz and blues. Including pieces from his album 'My Romance', a recent BBC Radio album of the week. www.darrendutsonbromley.com 3456

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One of the UK's finest female blues vocalists, combined with her stunning harmonica playing, brings a performance not to be missed! Featuring legendary slide guitarist Dave Dixon, Dana will transport you to Chicago,Texas and beyond.

Aug 12: 20:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Aug 7,9: 19:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

Inlingua Edinburgh, 29 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5119 • Grid Ref: D4

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Gather round the piano and sing along or sit comfortably as Dennis Crow plays songs from the shows. 'Fame'? 'Chicago'? 'Oklahoma'? Dennis played for two US presidents. Can we request songs and join in? Yes we can!

DANNY LEE BAND Danny Lee Band

COLOURS OF THE NIGHT Nick Pynn

PreviewAug 5-6: 22:00 (1hr) £6.50 Aug 7-9,11-15,18-23,25-30: 22:00 (1hr) £8.50

Underbelly's Hullabaloo, George Square Gardens • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Aug 15-22: 20:40 (55mins) £14.00 (£12.00)

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

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THE CROW BAR Scamp Theatre and Underbelly

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St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

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'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' (Daily Telegraph). 'Delightfully entertaining and enlightening' (EdinburghGuide.com). www.davidbenson.info Preview Aug 6: 15:20 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 7-8,11,13,17-20: 15:20 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ11.00 (ÂŁ10.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21: 15:20 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ11.00) 3456

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New Town Theatre (Venue 7), Freemasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall 96 George Street - 18.50 (1hr)

DAVID VERNON AND DICK LEE David Vernon and Dick Lee

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Valvona & Crolla, 19 Elm Row â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 556 7800 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: B6

A virtuoso mix of music for accordion and clarinet from around the world; French, Jewish, Balkan, classical, traditional Scottish and more. 'They combine wonderfully, superb musicianship, full of spirit, a great double act' (Scotsman). Aug 13,17,20-21,25: 20:00 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 18: 17:45 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 24: 15:00 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.00) 3456

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Experience the sophisticated, funny, profound work of legendary singer/songwriter Dean Friedman, performing classic hits - 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia', 'Ariel' and more. 'Amazing talent' (Sun). 'Songsmith Extraordinaire!' (Music Week). 'Stunning Musicianship' (Hot Press). Fringe sell-out, 2008.

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 346 1405 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: F1

Frontman with the much acclaimed Felsons, Dean Owens has been labelled 'Scotland's most engaging singer-songwriter' by no less than author Irvine Welsh. His St Bride's solo debuts will be, quite simply, storming, must-see events. www.deanowens.com Aug 17-18: 18:30 (1hr) ÂŁ10.00 (ÂŁ8.00) 3456

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Born in Glasgow, raised in Leith, toured the world since - the troubadour. A most respected and sought-after musician, Dick is at once compassionate and passionate, soft and edgy; making new friends, new enemies and influencing people. www.stoneyport.co.uk Aug 17: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ12.00 (ÂŁ10.00) 3456

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DINOSAUR PLANET MJ Hibbett Medina & Negociants, 45-47 Lothian Street â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 225 6313 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: F5

60m years ago dinosaurs disappeared, and now they're back! A new one-man rock opera from indie legend MJ Hibbett. It's 'War of the Worlds' with more dinosaurs, more jokes and a better ending. 'Genius' (Steve Lamacq). Aug 7-10,12-13: 19:00 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.00) Aug 14-15: 15:30 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.00) 3456

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DJ YODA The Junction Pleasance @ McEwan Hall, Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Encapsulating the very essence of good times, DJ Yoda has transformed clubbing as we know it, throwing down hip-hop, funk, D&B and even country music, all cut up in an awe-inspiring audio visual show. Aug 27-28: 23:00 (2hrs) £9.00 3456

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Prepare to take a soul-grasping musical journey with John Alexander from lonesome desert highways to the Mississippi Delta, calling in at Glasgow shipyards and the timeless beauty of Scotland's landscapes on the way. Aug 10: 20:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL RECORD FAIR ARF Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street • 0131 557 2479 • Grid Ref: C5

Massive selection of vinyl, LPs, 7"- and 12" singles: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, rock, blues, soul, punk, jazz. An Aladdin's cave of wonderful, rare and collectible records. Buy, sell and exchange. A must for music lovers! Aug 23: 11:00 (6hrs) £1.50 (£1.00) Aug 24: 10:00 (6hrs) £1.50 (£1.00) 3456

5 – 31 Aug daily at C venues

C venues vibrant vivacious variety box office hotline 0845 260 1234 online booking www.CtheFestival.com

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EDINBURGH RENAISSANCE BAND 'ROUGH WOOINGS' Edinburgh Renaissance Band St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

The turbulent lives of Henry VIII and Mary Queen of Scots have inspired our programme of music, song and dance from their two courts. 'One of the highlights of the Edinburgh Fringe' (EdinburghGuide.com). www.edinburghrenaissanceband.net Aug 13-15: 19:30 (1hr 30mins) £9.00 (£7.00) (£3.00 C) Aug 16: 16:00 (1hr 30mins) £9.00 (£7.00) (£3.00 C) 3456

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Edwyn Collins is thrilled to be making a return to Edinburgh, his hometown. Expect three magical nights from a national treasure. 'The comeback against which all comebacks must surely be measured' (Times). Aug 20-22: 00:00 (1hr 30mins) £20.00 (£19.50) 3456

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EH1 Music Festival is the first event of its kind to celebrate 20 years in the industry. Headlined by Carl Cox, Brands Colours V Godskitchen, Streetrave, Hacienda, Carl Cox & Friends, Renaissance, Eurodance, Ministry of Sound, Kiddstock and Hed Kandi. Aug 15: 12:00 (18hrs) £49.50 3456

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ELECTRIC AVENUE BAND Electric Avenue Band Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Late-night sounds of New York, Lisbon, Rio, and Shanghai - timeless poetic rock for today.With singer Ailsa Bates, guitarist Jean-David Caillout, percussionist Iain Campbell, and bassist Lynn Sampsell - plus special guests! www.myspace.com/ theelectricavenueband Aug 29: 23:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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FAURÉ REQUIEM BY CANDLELIGHT St Andrew Camerata

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Old Saint Paul's Church, Jeffrey Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D5

'This young woman sings like an angel' (Sunday Express). Scots singer of the year (2008) performs an emotive blend of creatively reworked traditional material alongside self-penned songs. Backed by her band on fiddle, guitars, double bass. www.emilysmith.org

Following sell-out Fringe performances in 2006, 2007 and 2008 St Andrew Camerata reprise Fauré's much-loved Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, with orchestra by candlelight, in the hauntingly beautiful setting of Old Saint Paul's.

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The Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, South Bridge • 0131 557 2976 • Grid Ref: E5

Scottish singer songwriter described as 'a hidden gem in the British acoustic scene' (MusicMog.com), showcases original pop/rock country. Heartfelt love songs and catchy country rock to keep you hooked. www.emmaforman.co.uk Aug 18,25: 20:45 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Edge Festival @ HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road • 08444 999 990 • Grid Ref: E3

Combining trance with rip-roaring screamo intensity, Enter Shikari offer quirky, brilliant and hugely entertaining shows, famed for their debut album 'Take To The Skies'. Aug 27: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £16.00

Having played together since childhood in Quarff, a small Shetland village, Filska lend a new finesse to their homeland's indigenous folk music.Three female fiddlers weave innovative arrangements over driving guitar and piano, their energy captivating audiences worldwide. www.filska.co.uk Aug 29: 19:15 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh • 0131 665 2240 • Grid Ref: C6

On his last-ever UK tour, Eric returns to the Queen's Hall with long-time musical collaborator and fellow Scot John Munro and a bagful of songs old and new. www.ericbogle.net Aug 24: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 (£13.00)

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FESTIVAL FOLK AT THE OAK/THE WEE FOLK CLUB Various Folk,Trad and Acoustic Performers

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FLAMENCO JAZZ LATE NIGHT Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow

Radisson SAS Edinburgh Hotel - Dickson's Bar, 80 High Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

Murder, mayhem, rape and pillage, aural pleasure, witty wordage. Rip the lid off Pandora's voice box to expose the singing trade's artful tricks.Wet your whistle at the convenient bar! www.trixietrade.co.uk

Late-night flamenco with a touch of jazz! An Edinburgh Fringe classic - sophisticated, mellow, a great way to end an evening's Fringe-ing! Internationally acclaimed guitarist, Ricardo Garcia, brings his unique blend of music and rhythm. Magic!

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EYG, FÉIS ROIS AND FRIENDS Edinburgh Youth Gaithering Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Outstanding young musicians from across Scotland perform traditional music at its best. From haunting airs to lively jigs, Scots song from the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin and Gaelic song from Féis Rois. Not to be missed! Aug 11: 19:15 (3hrs) £12.00 (£10.00) 3456

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FANTASY AND FABLE Anne-Marie Kerr, Ian Wright and Julia Cobby St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Phantoms, satyrs and mermaids come alive in this recital of enchanting scenes and cautionary tales of life and love. Music for voice, violin and piano from Celtic traditions and by composers including Delius, Finzi and Debussy. Aug 22: 12:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) 3456

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FLANDERS AND SWANN: A BRAND GNEW AFTERGNOON Infinite Number of Monkeys/Pleasance in Association With Jeremy Meadow Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

After three sell-out years, new songs, jokes and banter. Join the chaps for 'Hippo', 'Gnu', 'Gasman', plus new 'Weather' song, 'Train' and more favourites. 'Marvellous' (Evening Standard), 'Astute wit, genius wordplay' (Guardian). PreviewAug 7: 15:45 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-20,24-25,27,31: 15:45 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:45 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50)

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FORTY THIEVES ORKESTAR WITH KERIEVA, AJAH, DR DAS, SALIHA AND BLACKFIST DJS Periferal The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Two nights of harder edged global sounds. Because the real world is dirtier than you think. Aug 20: 20:00 (7hrs) £12.00 3456

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GO TO GAZA, DRINK THE SEA Guy Masterson - Theatre Tours International in Association With Passion Pit Theatre

14TH FESTIVAL RECORD FAIR Allander Record Fairs Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street • 0131 557 2479 • Grid Ref: C5

Vinyl is back and so is the Festival Record Fair! No CDs or downloads here, just quality records. Huge selection of classic, collectible albums, LPs, 7" and 12" singles for sale. (Re)discover your love of vinyl! Aug 16: 11:00 (6hrs) £1.50 (£1.00) Aug 17: 10:00 (6hrs) £1.50 (£1.00) 3456

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Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

Justin Butcher (Scaramouche Jones) and Ahmed Masoud conjure a multimedia Palestinian-British theatre alchemy. 'A harrowing journey into a very modern heart of darkness' (Stage). 'Profane, witty, poetic, a voice from Gaza Beach itself' (Tribune). PreviewAug 6: 14:30 (1hr 15mins) £8.00 Aug 7-13,17,19-20,24-27: 14:30 (1hr 15mins) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:30 (1hr 15mins) £15.00 (£13.00)

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FREE FESTIVAL NIGHTCLUB Espionage Bar, Club & Venue Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

GREYFRIARS LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITALS Greyfriars Outreach Ltd.

Five floors of free nightclub in the heart of Edinburgh - DJs from 10pm plus a packed program of free shows all day long ...Truly the finest free entertainment until the the early hours - Open until 5am.

Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Candlemaker Row • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Preview Jul 31-Aug 6: 19:00 (8hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-Sep 6: 12:00 (17hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

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FRINGE MUSIC: HOMECOMING 2009 National Museum of Scotland National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street • 0131 225 7534 • Grid Ref: E5

Liven up your lunch hour with three weeks of Scottish traditional and classical music. Musicians include Alba Brass quintet, Ailie Robertson and Emma Harper. Full details: www.nms.ac.uk Aug 8-29: 12:45 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567 8

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St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Clare Jones performs Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 7, Berio 'Wasserklavier' and works by Chopin, Liszt and Mompon. 'A stunning combination of beautiful music and flawless piano skills' (Unlimited Media, 2007). Aug 24: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Old Pulteney Spiegeltent, North Berwick Harbour • 07500 772 720 • Grid Ref: C6

A welcome return by Edinburgh's fabulous Johnson sisters, with a great new CD. Dazzling fiddle, accordion, piano and drum virtuosity and spellbinding vocals.The best of modern traditional Scottish music, catch them while you can. Sure to sell out. Aug 12: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £12.00

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

What do you get when you mix harp and percussion? An electrifying combination of classical, contemporary, folk, and jazz! Their original compositions, innovative arrangements and eclectic personalities will have your feet tapping instantly. You'll love this powerful duo! www.myspace.com/gleusta Aug 25: 23:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1

Enjoy a performance of Vivaldi's famous 'Gloria' with Haydn's 'Missa Sancti Nicolai' and Purcell's 'O Sing unto the Lord'. A festival concert to mark our 40th anniversary year. Musical Director Michael Harris. www.scottishchamberchoir.org.uk Aug 16: 20:00 (1hr 45mins) £10.00 (FreeTicketed C) 3456

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New, exciting recital by Luca Villani: from Bach and Bartok transcriptions to popular masterpieces by Tarrega and Albeniz, classical Giuliani and Villa-Lobos, sparkling Rodrigo and Luca's own new age pieces. Enjoy one hour of virtuoso guitar music. Aug 13: 13:00 (1hr 10mins) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 15: 15:00 (1hr 10mins) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

Sensuous melodies, irresistible rhythms and melancholy tenderness from Spain, Cuba, Brazil and Scotland: Nuremberg master guitarist Stefan and his son Raphael include music by Baden-Powell, McGuire, Nunez, Piazzolla and Satie. See www.xolo.de. Aug 19: 20:00 (2hrs) £10.00 (£6.00)

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GUITARS AT ST CECILIA'S HALL Di Chitarra Spagnola St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Leading Scottish Baroque guitarist/lutenist Gordon Ferries performs music from his forthcoming disc of Bartolotti, an Italian musician in Louis XIV's court, on theorbo and on the Collection's 1760 French guitar. www.stceciliasfriends.org.uk Aug 15: 15:00 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 (£6.00) (FreeTicketed C)

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St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

18th-century piano duet music including JC Bach, Burney and Haydn with entertaining readings from Dr Johnson and his friends. Devised and performed by Penelope Cave and Helena Brown, using c.1805 Rochead square piano. www.stceciliasfriends.org.uk Aug 19: 15:00 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 (£6.00) (FreeTicketed C)

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HARPSICHORDS AT ST CECILIA'S 2 Spirituoso - Dangerous Liaisons St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Ensemble in residence at the Handel House Museum. Fascinating programme exploring the intensely passionate relationship between composers, sparking the creation of some of the most beautiful music in the Grand Siècle. 1769 Taskin harpsichord. www.stceciliasfriends.org.uk 3456

An exclusive three hour DJ set from Goldie, celebrating the final performance in Edinburgh of the mighty 'Mother'.The MetalHeadz head honcho and face of the worldwide D&B scene will blow the roof off the McEwan Hall. 18+ Aug 30: 23:00 (4hrs) £12.50

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HARPSICHORDS AT ST CECILIA'S 3 Arborea Musica - Mr Handel's Hautboys St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Gerry McDonald and John Kitchen contrast works for oboe and recorder by Handel's virtuoso woodwind colleagues with the celebrated 'Harmonious Blacksmith' Suite and G minor Chaconne, using the 1773 Falkener harpsichord. 'Pure delight' (Scotsman). www.stceciliasfriends.org.uk Aug 26: 15:00 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 (£6.00) (FreeTicketed C) 3456

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Chau-Yee Lo showcases the Goermans-Taskin harpsichord (1764-83) in a programme of music by Bach, Bayan Northcott, Chick Corea, and the world premiere of Silvina Milstein's new work. www.stceciliasfriends.org.uk

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HENRYS CELLAR The Gorms Classic Celtic Tunes With a Post-Modern Twist Henry's Cellar, 8 Morrison Street • 0131 228 9393 • Grid Ref: F3

Established music venue open seven nights until 3am. Modern folk threesome play Celtic folk like a shot of whisky - initially rough but quick to inspire warm feelings. Aug 10-14,17-21: 00:10 (2hrs) £5.00 (£4.00) 34567

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HOMECOMING No Spring Chickens

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Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

Your favourite birds are back and ready to celebrate the women of Scotland through poetry, song and harping in this year of 'Homecoming'. Relax with us before lunch in comfortable historic surroundings. Aug 17-22: 11:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) 3456

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HOMECOMING AT HENDERSON'S Scottish Singer Wendy Carle Taylor With Clarsach and Guitar Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover St • 0131 225 2131 • Grid Ref: D4

Celebrate 'Homecoming' at Henderson's: an aperitif in our art gallery, three mouthwatering courses in Scotland's legendary vegetarian restaurant and beautiful, traditional and contemporary Scots song from Wendy Carle Taylor. Feed your body, feed your soul! www.hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk, www.wendycarletaylor.com Aug 16,23,30: 19:00 (3hrs 15mins) £38.00 Sep 6: 17:00 (3hrs 15mins) £38.00 3456

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HOT CHOCOLATE AT 10 Old Saint Paul's Music Old Saint Paul's Church, Jeffrey Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D5

Finish off your Fringe day with hot chocolate, candlelight and music to send you floating into the night. Programme includes popular chamber, choral and jazz music. Further details from www.osp.org.uk or leaflet at the venue. Aug 11-13,15,18-22,25-29: 22:00 (1hr) £5.00 34567

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THE HOT SEATS Brookfield-Knights Roots & Shoots of Americana Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Stablemates of Fringe favourites, the Wilders, as Special Ed & the Shortbus, these white-hot Virginians, were fave raves at the famous Spiegeltent in 2008, winning a coveted Herald Angel. 'Sensational' (Herald). 'Watch them go' (Scotsman). www.thehotseats.net Aug 23,25,27-28: 19:15 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 24: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 26,29: 22:45 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) 3456

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Edge Festival @ Cabaret Voltaire, 36 Blair Street • 08444 999 990 • Grid Ref: E5

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

The Lightning Seeds are an alternative pop/rock band, largely the brainchild of writer, singer and guitarist Ian Brodie.With hits stretching over two decades including tracks 'Pure' and 'Life Of Riley'. Aug 25-26: 19:00 (2hrs 30mins) £15.00

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IN THE PINK - FABULOUS ALL-FEMALE A CAPPELLA! In the Pink C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Oxford's singing sensation return, complete with lush harmonies, whimsical humour, and award-winning human beatboxing. From jazz classics to pop, a toe-tapping performance wrapped up with signature girl-next-door charm. Aug 16,22-23,29-31: 17:00 (50mins) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 17-18,24-25: 17:00 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 19-21,26-28: 17:00 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) 34567

Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

The Fringe's most versatile a cappella returns after a 2008 sell-out: Motown to jazz, R&B to indie and rock. In the Smoke do things with their mouths you can't imagine. 'Sure to leave you buzzing' (ThreeWeeks). 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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ITALIAN AND NEAPOLITAN SONGS AND DINNER IN VINCAFFE Philip Contini and His Be Happy Band VinCaffe, 11 Multrees Walk • 0131 557 0088 • Grid Ref: C5

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JAZZ AT CENTOTRE Jazzmain Trio Centotre, 103 George Street • 0131 225 1550 • Grid Ref: D3

We are delighted to welcome back the Jazzmain Trio. Enjoy the smooth sophisticated music in one of Edinburgh's most beautiful rooms. Dinner menu available from £25/ head. Aug 16,23,30: 19:00 (2hrs 30mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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JAZZ AT LUNCHTIME Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer Radisson SAS Edinburgh Hotel - Dickson's Bar, 80 High Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

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JAZZ BAR JAZZ Jazz Bar The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Edinburgh's famous, atmospheric live music venue presents high quality jazz, funk and great music, plus hosted Fringe shows, all day long. Early afternoon jazz sessions daily, featured bands nightly, late bands 1-5am (5am bar!). Details: www.thejazzbar.co.uk Aug 1-2,8-9,15-16,22-23,29-30,Sep 5-6: 14:00 (2hrs 30mins) £2.00 (£1.00) Aug 4-6,9-13,16-20,23-27,30: 01:00 (4hrs) £3.00 (£2.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 01:00 (4hrs) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 7-10,12,15,17-19,23: 23:00 (1hr 30mins) £4.00 (£3.00) Aug 10-14,24,26,28: 14:00 (2hrs 30mins) £3.00 (£2.00) Aug 17-21,25,27: 15:00 (1hr 30mins) £3.00 (£2.00) Aug 25,27: 13:30 (1hr) £5.00 (£4.00)

JAZZ TABLE IN THE CORNER Kerry Hodgkin Jazz Band The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Aug 13-14: 21:00 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 (£5.00)

One of folk music's new, exciting artists, with a beautiful, mellifluous voice that seems to spring forth from the depths of a trance, like rolling mist over Scottish glens. Gorgeous, folkish music, with an alt-country feel. www.myspace.com/jakecogan 3456

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Billie Holiday to Billy Bragg! London-based jazz vocalist Kerry Hodgkin and her Quartet with jazz/soul/blues originals/covers from her great new album. Her silkand-steel vocals are likened to jazz legend Sheila Jordan and diva Eva Cassidy.

JAKE COGAN Jake Cogan

Aug 22: 23:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Aug 23,29-31: 13:50 (50mins) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 24-25: 13:50 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 26-28: 13:50 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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After their 2008 Fringe sell-out show, the Gargoyles are back with their black-tied splendour and jaw-dropping vocal gymnastics! An impressive array of well-known jazz, outstandingly executed. 'Sheer brilliance' (ThreeWeeks). www.theoxfordgargoyles.co.uk

Sell-out 2007/2008. Saxophone and piano duo playing standards and melodic originals with inspiring video backdrop of Scottish scenery in an intimate jazz club setting. Good food, good music, good atmosphere. Have lunch or just listen!

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Valvona & Crolla, 19 Elm Row • 0131 556 7800 • Grid Ref: B6

Aug 15,24,29: 13:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 17,22: 15:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00)

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JAZZ A CAPPELLA - THE OXFORD GARGOYLES The Oxford Gargoyles

After earlier successes Sharat Srivastava (violin), Ross Ainslie (pipes/whistles), Nigel Richard (cittern), Gyan Singh (tablas), bring their unique fusion of Indian classical and Scottish traditional music, featuring new work from upcoming CD recorded in the Himalayas. www.indiaalba.com 3456

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Aug 16: 19:15 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00)

Fresh from supporting Badly Drawn Boy at Devon's LLAMA Festival, James and the Giant bring their original acoustic pop to Edinburgh! Fronted by Dayve Dean, who launched his album 'Octagon' at last year's Fringe. www.jamesandthegiant.co.uk

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JAZZ UP THE FRINGE - FREE Jazz Good Friends/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Donna Swabey, Fiona Reid, Liz Dicks and Grace Black, four sassy Scottish vocalists, perform popular jazz and blues standards accompanied by three fine musicians from Edinburgh. www.myspace.com/donnaswabey, www.myspace.com/fionareidjazz, www.myspace.com/lizdicks, www.myspace.com/gracesblack. Aug 29-30: 12:40 (2hrs 5mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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JEANA LESLIE AND SIOBHAN MILLER Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller, winners, 2008 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, are both blessed with lovely natural voices which blend beautifully, whether in harmony or unison.With Matheu Watson (guitar). www.jeanaleslie-siobhanmiller.co.uk

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THE JIVE ACES The UK's No1 Jive & Swing band clubWEST @ Grosvenor Hilton, Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Grosvenor Street • 07720 28 5550 • Grid Ref: E1

UK's No1 Jive & Swing band return with their sell-out show.They 'breeze through swing, jive and boogie-woogie favourites with style, panache and smiling enthusiasm. A good night out' (Herald).With guest Toni-Elizabeth Prima. www.jiveaces.com Aug 17-22: 21:45 (1hr 45mins) £16.00 (£12.00) 3456

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JONATHAN PRAG CLASSICAL GUITAR Jonathan Prag St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E3

Jonathan is back with a new programme: Lorca, Guastavino and Albeniz,Armenian, Greek and Danish music; Bach, Scottish traditional, Brel, tango: friendly amusing anecdotes introducing each piece - gorgeous guitar sounds from a lovely musician. Be uplifted. Aug 10-12,14-15,24-26,28-29,31: 13:05 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 17-19,21-22: 15:05 (1hr) £7.00 34567

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JULIETTE LEWIS AND THE LICKS The Edge Festival Edge Festival @ Studio 24, 24-26 Calton Road • 08444 999 990 • Grid Ref: D6

Infamous actress Juliette Lewis comes to Edinburgh with her band,The Licks, who are becoming themselves infamous for their on-stage rock band antics and raucous live sets.

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Aug 28: 19:00 (2hrs 30mins) £12.50 3456

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KAYLA KAVANAGH Kayla Kavanagh The Space on the Mile @ Jury's Inn (V260), 43 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D6

Kayla is a solo artist with a twist.The Irish multi-instrumentalist performs as a one-woman band. 'Songs are built into harmonies with a multiple layering of sound vocal and instrumental; the result is beautiful' (ThreeWeeks). www.kaylakavanagh.com Aug 17-22: 20:30 (45mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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KEN CAMPBELL'S IDEAL BAND Ken Campbell Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

A unique blend of contemporary and traditional song from Scotland.Three of Scotland's most experienced and respected musicians, blending Ken Campbell's songs with great musicianship. Ken Campbell (vocals/guitar), Seylan Baxter (cello) and Gavin Paterson (keyboards). www.kencampbellscotland.co.uk

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Bringing forth echoes of the 1960s, when he began his singing career, but citing MacLean, McTell and Taylor amongst myriad influences, Ken writes ' ... songs in the broadside tradition - all catchy numbers with local or topical themes' (EdinburghGuide.com). Aug 16,23: 20:00 (1hr) £9.00 3456

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box office The one-stop ticket shop 180 High Street, 0131 226 0000 or edfringe.com

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KENNY YOUNG AND THE EGGPLANTS Kenny Young and the Eggplants

LATIN JAZZ WITH ROBIN DEL CASTILLO BAND Robin del Castillo & The Latin Band Show

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

El Barrio Nightclub, 119 Rose Street • 0131 220 6818 • Grid Ref: D4

Herald Angel Award winners! Sell-out 2008! 'Endearingly oddball trio, carving their niche between whimsy, psychedelia and indie pop' - SSSS (Scotsman). ' ... most amazing, wonderful, whacky band in this or any town' (Alexander McCall Smith). www.myspace.com/kennyyoungandtheeggplants

Latin Jazz harmonies from Latin America and the Caribbean with Descarga, Boléros, Son, Cha Cha Cha and other Latin flavours.

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KERIEVA, ARUN GHOSH, DR DAS, SALIHA AND BLACKFIST DJS Periferal Two nights of harder edged global sounds. Because the real world is dirtier than you think.

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LET'S DO IT: A CELEBRATION OF THE WORKS OF COLE PORTER Shout About Productions! C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Aug 13: 20:00 (7hrs) £12.00 Aug 20: 20:00 (7hrs) £12.00

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Cole Porter's witty lyrics and ingenious melodies are brought to life in an evening of fun and romance! Featuring three talented performers, this show really is 'Too Darn Hot'! Aug 16,21-23: 19:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 17-18,24-25: 19:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 19-20,26-27: 19:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) 34567

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KIM EDGAR Kim Edgar

LIFE, LIBERTY AND LAUGHTER Alastair McDonald

St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh • 0131 665 2240 • Grid Ref: C6

Acclaimed Edinburgh songwriter Kim Edgar performs original songs on grand piano and guitar. 'Very moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung' - SSSSS (Scotland On Sunday), 'Slick folk pop' - SSSS(List). 'Vulnerability and elegance' (Spiralearth.co.uk), 'Exceptional!' (BBC Radio Scotland).

From Burns to bothy ballad, love songs to laughter, music hall to mimicry, folk singer Alastair McDonald presents a one-man performance of stories and songs old and new to inspire, entertain and enlighten.

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LISA SCOTT SINGS JAZZ Lisa Scott & Sweet Entertainments

KIND OF BLUE - COLIN STEELE QUINTET Colin Steele Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Sweet at the Ark, 5-7 Waterloo Place • 0131 228 9393/0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: D5

Celebrating the iconic Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue' album's 50th anniversary, trumpeter Colin Steele's all-star quintet plays music from the famous album. 'Steele's quintet is a dream band: a Scottish supergroup' (Independent).

From Billie Holiday to Frank Sinatra, Lisa sings with passion, humour, ease and sophistication. Her mature, moody voice is complemented by the superb George King on piano and the best in bass and drums.

Aug 17-22: 21:00 (1hr 30mins) £10.00 Aug 23-26: 21:30 (1hr) £10.00

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KRIS DREVER Alan Bearman Music Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

This talented guitarist and singer from the Orkney Islands was acclaimed for his 2007 solo album, 'Black Water'. He is also in the BBC Folk Award-winning trio, Lau, and the hugely popular Drever, McCusker,Woomble. www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk Aug 19: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) 3456

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LIVING ROOM Christoph Pepe Auer & Manu Delago Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

Christoph Pepe Auer and Manu Delago create a new era of chamber music combining the versatile tonal scope of the bass clarinet with the UFO-like instrument hang. 'An oasis ... creative and lovely music' - SSSS (Herald). SSSS (Scotsman). Aug 7-14,16-31: 15:50 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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LIZZIE SHIRLEY SINGER/SONGWRITER Lizzie Shirley

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

'Husky voiced songbird ... puts delicious twists on cool tunes' - SSSSS (Metro). 'Gorgeous comedic, ukelele-playing Lady Carol ... you'll love her' (Time Out). Music, stories and gutter glamour from 'Fullmooners'' Lady Carol. PreviewAug 5-8: 20:15 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,17-20,25-27,31: 20:15 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 20:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith Street • 0131 557 5830 • Grid Ref: D5

Lizzie Shirley: singer and songwriter. Free Festival. Songs: political, personal, melodic, fun. ' ... a rare and ringing voice ... equally talented in both arts' (Time Out). ' ... lovely voice' (IBMT). Guests include musicians and daughter. Credits: BBC Radio 4,TV. Aug 17-30: 15:00 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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LOUD & PROUD CHOIR Waverley Care

Royal Over-Seas League, Overseas House, 100 Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Candlemaker Row • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Equally at home as a classical or jazz musician, award-winning flautist and vocalist Laura Lucas presents the perfect festival nightcap. Enjoy jazz standards with a soul edge over a complimentary glass of wine. www.roslarts.org.uk.

Scotland's popular LGBT choir makes a triumphant return to the Fringe. Don't miss this diverse a cappella programme in a performance that combines heartfelt emotion with unbridled enthusiasm. Supporting Waverley Care. Sponsored by New Town Bar.

Aug 21: 22:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 29: 20:30 (1hr) £12.00 (£9.00)

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shop Take home a piece of Fringe 2009 Visit the Fringe Shop on the Royal Mile

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LOVEBOAT BIG BAND MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Loveboat Big Band The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

Embark on the ultimate musical cruise with this 17-piece swing spectacular, featuring members of Orkestra del Sol, the Bevvy Sisters and Mr McFall's Chamber. 'Simply brilliant! You must see them' - SSSSS (Forth FM). Aug 29: 00:00 (1hr 15mins) £14.00 (£12.00) 3456

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LUSH LIFE Melissa Western & Tnee (Australia) The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Sparkling jazz cabaret cocktail: mix Ray Charles with Ella Fitzgerald. Blend with bubbly humour. Add a twist of wit, splash of cleavage. Garnish with grand piano. Consume excessively. Melissa is 'on fire' - SSSS (Scotsman). 'Enthralling' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.melissawestern.com PreviewAug 9-10: 19:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 12-13,16,19-20,23: 19:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 14-15,21-22: 19:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 28-30: 21:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) 34567

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MACGREGOR, BRECHIN, O'HEADRA Sandy Brechin Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Fantastic new trio, combining leaders of Blazin' Fiddles, Burach, Anam, perform intoxicating blend of beautiful Gaelic song and blinding tune sets from debut album, 'Sonas'. Brian O'Headra (guitar, vocals), Bruce Macgregor (fiddle) and Sandy Brechin (accordion). www.brechin-all-records.com Aug 15: 22:45 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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MAGAZINE The Edge Festival Edge Festival @ HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Rd • 08444 999 990 • Grid Ref: E3

A band that dragged British punk into new dimensions, Magazine reformed in 2008 and continues to be an influence in modern music today combining elements of avant-garde and pop.

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Aug 30: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £25.00 3456

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The Magnets remix the songs you love ... a cappella. From Joy Division to Scissor Sisters, 'Gobsmacked!' is a fusion of glorious harmonies and incredible beatboxing. Forth FM Fringe Award winners. 'A breathtaking, sexy, postmodern show' SSSSS (Scotsman). PreviewAug 6-7: 17:25 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8,11-13,18-20,24-27,31: 17:25 (1hr) £11.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:25 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.50)

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SOUND JOURNEY “Adriano Adewale boasts an imposing collection of firepower...” The Times www.segue.org.uk www.adrianoadewale.co.uk Previews: August 7-9 at 19:55 (50 mins) | £5 August 10-16, 18-23 at 19:10 (50 mins) | £10 (£8) Augustine’s (Venue 152)

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MAIN STREET BLUES Main Street Blues Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh • 0131 665 2240 • Grid Ref: C6

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This exciting four-piece perform a powerful mix of Chicago and Delta blues, combining a great mix of swing and blues with jazz influences. Material by artists such as BB King, Robert Johnson, Elmore James and Willie Dixon. Aug 11: 19:30 (2hrs) £14.50 (£12.50) 3456

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MAIRI CAMPBELL Mairi Campbell Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

The voice which sang 'Auld Lang Syne' in last year's blockbuster, 'Sex and the City', returns with fresh songs and new trio. 'Quiet, clear, gentle but strong' (Herald). www.the-cast.org.uk Aug 25: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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MALCOLM MIDDLETON The Edge Festival

MAZAIKA IN CABARET Sarah Harrison and Igor Outkine

Edge Festival @ Cabaret Voltaire, 36 Blair Street • 08444 999 990 • Grid Ref: E5

The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road • 0131 557 2827 • Grid Ref: E6

Best known for his work in Arab Strap, Middleton released his fifth solo album in 2008. Described as a 'miserabilist', his songs tell of the emotions, struggles, excessive consumption of life presented in a powerful storytelling manner.

Virtuoso violin, dazzling acoustic and midi accordion, and glorious Russian tenor! Passionate, highly entertaining mix of Russian songs, gypsy fiddling, opera, tango, and jazz. 'An evening of magic and passion' (Independent). 'A dazzling escape' SSSS (Metro). www.mazaika-music.com

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Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

Alison Stephens (mandolin) and Lauren Scott (harp) are consummate performers who have delighted audiences for nearly 20 years.Their first time at the Fringe together, come and experience this stunning combination in a fascinatingly diverse programme. Aug 16: 14:15 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 17: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 18: 12:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

In the bicentenary of Mendelssohn's birth, David Hamilton performs the composer's three Preludes and Fugues, and six Sonatas. A rare opportunity to hear these romantic masterpieces, bursting with melody and fiery passion, in the Canongate's cathedral-like acoustic. Aug 28: 11:00 (1hr 45mins) £6.00 (£4.00)

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MENDELSSOHN SONATAS Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

MARIA TECCE IN VIVA! Maria Tecce Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

A smouldering night of song steeped in raw sensuality, elegance, and Spanish spice from international chanteuse Maria Tecce. 'Sheer theatrical brilliance' (Times). 'Like Audrey Hepburn channeling Eartha Kitt ... A tour de force!' (Boston Herald). www.mariatecce.com PreviewAug 6-7: 22:05 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-26: 22:05 (1hr) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 22:05 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) 3456 7

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MENDELSSOHN: ORGAN WORKS David Hamilton

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

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Scotland's leading folksong quintet.Their latest album was 'Scots music at its most evocative' (MOJO), the Guardian predicts they 'should be one of the folk bands of 2009'. Ancient ballads, cracking tunes, original song writing in the tradition. www.malinky.com 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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THE MCCALMANS Stoneyport Associates

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

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MARTHA SCANLAN Brookfield-Knights Roots & Shoots of Americana

To mark Mendelssohn's bicentenary, Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser perform the two cello and piano sonatas.The lyrical first of 1829, the virtuoso second of ten years later, contrast to reflect Mendelssohn's life and music. Aug 14: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

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MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO Orchestra of the Canongait Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Candlemaker Row • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

The Orchestra of the Canongait with conductor Robert Dick celebrate the 200th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn's birth with a programme including the Overture 'Fingal's Cave' and the ever-popular Violin Concerto with soloist Anna-Liisa Bezhrodny. Aug 23: 19:30 (2hrs) £10.00 (£6.00)

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METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

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St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Broughton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C5

Enjoy Scotland's finest emerging professionals from the RSAMD: a different combination of instruments or voices each day - popular classical to traditional music. Full programme: www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk. Have lunch at the Cathedral's Cafe Camino next door!

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Aug 10-14,17-21,24-28: 13:20 (40mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

Edgy, charismatic acoustic singer-songwriter, delivering songs of 'outstanding lyrical intelligence' (Bob Harris), coupled with high energy electrifying live performance. An uncanny fusion of material, from feisty, pull-no-punches big issue numbers to fragile love songs. www.martynjoseph.com

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

This Edinburgh-based alternative acoustic band creates a heady interplay of classical and folk guitars, rich cello parts, percussive flourishes and distinctive female vocals. 'Their sound is beautiful, complex folk ... a band everyone needs to see' (OutoftheBedroom.co.uk).

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The traditional evening service, with plainsong and exquisite renaissance polyphony. 15th August includes a 90th anniversary performance of Marcel Dupré's 'Vêpres de la Vierge' for organ for the Feast of the Assumption. www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk

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METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL: LIBERA LIVE Libera St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Broughton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C5

Top UK boys' choir Libera's distinctive sound is world-famous and their albums have topped the charts in many countries. Although seen frequently on TV, this is a rare British live performance: their Scottish premiere. www.libera.org.uk

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Get close to the colour and the action at The Fringe on The Royal Mile, supported by RBS.

St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Broughton Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: C5

The Cathedral's new organ has nearly 4000 pipes, up to 32 feet in length. See and hear it put through its paces with three popular solo concerts and organ/guitar duet on 15th August. www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk Aug 8,15,22,29: 17:00 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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MICHAEL MARRA Michael Marra Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

The troubador poet who has sculpted from the rhythms and accents of his home town, a songbook so comprehensive it should be required listening for anyone venturing over the Tay Bridge. www.marra.me.uk

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MICHAEL MARRA SUPPORTED BY KEITH WARWICK Fringe By The Sea St Andrew Blackadder Church, St Andrew Street, North Berwick • 07500 772 720 • Grid Ref: C6

Pawkish humour with intelligently crafted and acutely observed songs from Dundee's own singer/songwriter Michael Marra. Supported by actor, film maker, singer and writer Keith Warwick - influences from Woody Guthrie to the Smiths. Aug 14: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £15.00 3456

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MIKELANGELO AND THE BLACK SEA GENTLEMEN - DEAD MEN TELL A THOUSAND TALES Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

Internationally acclaimed, immaculately dressed, the gentlemen return with an astounding new show. ' ... twisted cabaret of dark delights' - SSSSS (List). 'Deathtinged ballads, lust and Balkan madness' - SSSSS (Independent).

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MIKELANGELO & THE BLACK SEA GENTLEMEN DEAD MEN TELL A THOUSAND TALES Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

Devilishly handsome, musically brilliant, audaciously entertaining. A deliciously dark cabaret! 'Riotous fun, frankly unforgettable' - SSSSS (List). 'Performers at the top of their game' - SSSSS (Scotsman). www.oninvisiblewings.com www.mikelangeloandtheblackseagentlemen.com Aug 12-17,19-20: 22:05 (1hr 15mins) £15.00 (£13.00) 34567

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MIKE VASS Mike Vass Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Mike Vass is the winner of the inaugural Neil Gow International Fiddle Composition Award.Take this first chance to see a concert showcasing all his original compositions. Scottish fiddle playing at its finest. Plus special guests. Aug 21-22: 18:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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MUSIC AT ST CUTHBERT'S St Cuthbert's Parish Church

C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E3

Miles Davis's greatest hits, as performed by the UK's leading young jazz musicians. With stunning original arrangements of the master's most famous work, this 11piece jazz ensemble will knock you out! Aug 19-20,26-27: 20:20 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 21-23,28-31: 20:20 (50mins) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 24-25: 20:20 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) 34567

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Festival of organ music - six lunchtime recitals on the acclaimed Walker romantic organ in the impressive surroundings of St Cuthbert's Church. Festival concert (Sunday 23rd August) - Felix Mendelssohn: 200 years on. A musical celebration. Aug 15,17-18,22,24-25: 12:45 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 23: 20:00 (1hr 30mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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MUSIC FROM THE PENGUIN CAFE Music from the Penguin Cafe

Pleasance @ McEwan Hall, Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

Ninja Tune DJ Mr Scruff is famed for his eclectic sound, epic six-hour sets and sense of the comic. His deck-related wizardry and animated tom-foolery leaves everyone grinning and boogieing the night away. 18+.

Arthur Jeffes has brought together 'Music from the Penguin Cafe', playing the music of his father Simon Jeffes and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, with new music inspired by the group. See www.penguincafe.com for more information.

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MOISHE'S BAGEL @ THE LOT Moishe's Bagel The Lot, 4 Grassmarket • 0131 225 9922 • Grid Ref: E4

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Rip-roaring, jazz-inflected klezmer and cutting-edge folk from some of Scotland's finest. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances.

Harper is good! Nods of agreement: 'Dylan for the iPod generation. Betjemen with a guitar' (Julian Piper, Guitarist). 'Zappa would have been impressed' (Denselow, Guardian). 'One of the musical phenomenons of our age' (Rob Adams, Herald). www.harperspace.com

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MOON RIVER TO THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES THE GENIUS OF JOHNNY MERCER Todd Gordon & His Trio Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh • 0131 665 2240 • Grid Ref: C6

Top jazz/swing singer Todd Gordon returns with his new show celebrating the legendary American songbook lyricist. 'Real tribute to a great composer' (Sir Michael Parkinson). Aug 19: 19:30 (2hrs) £14.50 (£12.50) 3456

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Multi-awarded 'Movin' Melvin' returns to Edinburgh! Singing, tap-dancing, comedy, robotics. 'Exceptional, sheer brilliance!' - SSSSS (Scotsman, NYTheatre.com).The genius of Ray Charles and Sammy Davis come together through Melvin's greatness. www.movinmelvin.com PreviewAug 5-6: 20:15 (1hr 30mins) £7.50 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-30: 20:15 (1hr 30mins) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23-27: 20:15 (1hr 30mins) £12.00 (£11.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

MOZART AT TEATIME ROSL Arts Royal Over-Seas League, Overseas House, 100 Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

10th year sell-out series: international award-winning musicians including Madeleine Pierard (soprano), Laura Lucas (flute), Ellen Deverall (clarinet), Simon Lepper (piano), Barbirolli and Solstice Quartets. Different artists and programmes each concert.Tea/ coffee/shortbread included. www.roslarts.org.uk Aug 12-13,15-16,18-19,21-22: 16:00 (1hr) £10.00

MUSIC AT PALMERSTON PLACE Free Classical Music

Critically acclaimed pianist Andrew Wright performs arrangements of famous operatic excerpts such as 'Casta Diva' and 'Isolde's Liebestod'. Original music by Bellini,Wagner,Verdi and others; arrangers include Liszt,Thalberg and Cziffra. Aug 20,25: 17:15 (1hr 30mins) £7.00 (£2.00) 3456

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The celebrated Swedish-born pianist Petra Casen returns to Edinburgh with an evocative all-Scandinavian programme, including music by Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen. 'Gifted with the art of creating musical images ... [the audience were] quite entranced' (L'Est Vaudois). Aug 18: 19:30 (2hrs) £10.00 (£9.00) 3456

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NORTH SEA GAS:THE BEST OF SCOTLAND North Sea Gas Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

After successive sell-out Fringe shows one of Scotland's most popular folk bands, celebrating thirty years in the business, are back with songs, fun and a new album. Don't miss them! www.northseagas.co.uk Aug 21-22: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) 3456

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NOSTALGY TANGO CABARET Vertigo/PBH's Free Fringe Featuring songs in Spanish, English, Russian, German and French, the show takes you to the unique atmosphere of Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, with old Jewish and Argentinean tangos mixed with cabaret classics. Aug 21-22: 18:40 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Free classical music concerts in beautiful West End church. 11th - Lawrence Dunn, Gilmour MacLeod (violin, piano); 13th - Philomusica (chamber orchestra); 18th Jonathan Raynor (piano); 20th - Henry Wallace (organ); 25th - Michael Harris (organ); 27th - Martyn Strachan (organ). Aug 11,13,18,20,25,27: 19:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

Fingers Piano Bar, 61a Frederick Street • Grid Ref: D3

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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Andrew Wright

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street • 0844 477 1000 • Grid Ref: D3

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PATTI PLINKO AND HER BOY Patti Plinko and Her Boy

Sweet at the Ark, 5-7 Waterloo Place • 0131 228 9393/0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: D5

Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Bluegrass, folk, punk and human beatboxing collide with DIY politics. Edinburgh and Hay Fringe award-winner Cosmo returns. 'Hilarious and unstoppable!' (Guardian). 'Takes the nation's pulse, tells it like it is' (Brink.com).

Entrancing vocals and twisted guitars. A passionate and enthralling performance. Likened to Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday. Time Out London Critic's Choice. 'A performer whose sheer brilliance leaves you breathless' - SSSS (Fest Mag).

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Old Blind Dogs have long been established as one of Scotland's top folk acts with their energetic, colourful mix of tunes and songs.The line-up includes Jonny Hardie, Aaron Jones, Ali Hutton and Fraser Stone. www.oldblinddogs.co.uk 3456

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THE PAUL MCKENNA BAND Paul McKenna Band Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

'Perfect and at times breathtaking' (Folk World).This young five-piece band have impressed listeners up and down the country over the last few years. Debut album 'Between Two Worlds' (Greentrax Recordings) just released. www.paulmckennaband.com Aug 24: 19:15 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

Old Saint Paul's Church, Jeffrey Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D5

Traditional Evensong and Benediction with the choir and organ of historic Old Saint Paul's.Works from the Anglican choral repertoire range from Byrd, Gibbons and Humfrey to Mendelssohn, Parry and Dalby. Further details from www.osp.org.uk. Aug 16,23,30: 18:30 (1hr 15mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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THE PEATBOG FAERIES Adastra The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

An inventive, unique approach to traditional Scottish music, presenting an adventurous melting pot incorporating traditional jigs and reels, jazz, hip-hop, reggae and more.This is high-octane Celtic dance music, so be prepared to dance! www.peatbogfaeries.com 3456

Traditional liturgy in historic Old Saint Paul's with fine choral and organ music including Rheinberger's Mass in Eb (16th), Schubert's Mass in C (23rd) and Pärt's Berliner Messe (30th). Further details from www.osp.org.uk. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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OLD BLIND DOGS Old Blind Dogs

Aug 10: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00)

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ORKNEY JAZZ AT THE GUILDFORD Ken Ramage & Friends 6th Annual Jazz Jamboree Guildford Arms, 1 West Register Street (off East End of Princes Street) • 0131 556 4312 • Grid Ref: D5

New Orleans to Dixie to swing - and more! Ken Ramage Trio and Dixie 6, Diplomats Of Jazz, and the great Roy Williams perform; featuring best local players and guest stars. Aug 7-19: 21:00 (3hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 34567

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OTWAY AND BARRETT John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson, 80 High St • 0845 508 8316 • Grid Ref: E5

Intimate and hilarious entertainment and ... er ... music. 20 songs and one hit, culled from their glorious past and performed with due irreverence. If you've never witnessed these two antagonists together, you're in for a night to remember. Aug 10-13,16-20,23-27: 21:45 (1hr) £12.00 Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 21:45 (1hr) £14.00 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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OUT OF THE BLUE Out of the Blue C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

The all-male vocal sensation returns.Thirteen voices combining dazzling harmonies, outrageously unprofessional choreography and infectious musicality. One explosion of sound. Book early. 'Go see them' - SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). 'The best fun ever' - SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (Scotsman). www.ootb.org.uk Aug 6-7,11,17-18,24-25: 14:50 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,23,29-31: 14:50 (50mins) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-20,26-28: 14:50 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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PETER MORRISON AND FAMILY Music On a Summer Night

RACHMANINOV AFTER LUNCH ROSL Arts

Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh • 0131 665 2240 • Grid Ref: C6

Royal Over-Seas League, Overseas House, 100 Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Come and join the doyen of Scots song and his multi-talented family, for an evening of popular music from the West End, operetta, opera and the best of Scottish song; accompanied by the Alan Kitchen Trio. Aug 12: 19:30 (2hrs) £14.50 (£12.50) 3456

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St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

Aug 29: 14:30 (2hrs) £8.00 (£6.00)

Music by Rachmaninov and other romantic composers performed by international award-winning musicians including pianists Martin Cousin and Alasdair Beatson.Tea/ coffee/shortbread included. www.roslarts.org.uk

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RAISE YOUR HEM - FREE Raise Your Hem/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

Four girls, double bass, accordion, an array of percussive objects and an alluring voice. Songs of love, loss and mischief with self-penned material and fresh takes on works by Waits,Weill, Brel and others. Aug 14-15: 23:05 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Featuring live music from Linda Harrison on piano/vocals. Supported by Gus Stirrat. Enjoy a relaxed cafe atmosphere with a strong sound. Both performed to great accolade last year and return to ask - what's the point?

RAT PACK - LIVE! Hartshorn-Hook Productions

Aug 19-22: 20:00 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

Start spreading the news! The celebrated swing sensation returns to Edinburgh with sharp suits, smooth vocals and sexy backing trio. Party and play among the stars with Frank, Sammy and Dean. 'Frank would be proud' (ThreeWeeks).

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POKEY LAFARGE Brookfield-Knights Roots & Shoots of Americana

Aug 5-7,11,17-18,24-25: 20:55 (55mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 20:55 (55mins) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 20:55 (55mins) £9.50 (£8.50)

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THE RAW KINGS Hijacked Records Presents the Raw Kings Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate • 0131 226 7010 • Grid Ref: E5

Hijacked Records presents a line-up of Glasgow's coolest underground bands. Don't miss The Raw Kings: a retro/futuristic weapon of mass rock'n'roll destruction. Listen at www.myspace.com/therawkings. Aug 13: 19:00 (3hrs) £5.00 3456

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Exceptional chance to come and be part of the worldwide album launch.This inspirational band of women are on top form. Irresistible energy and heart wrenching harmony. Original, traditional, moving, uplifting. One night only. www.poozies.co.uk

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Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

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Glasgow based singer songwriter launches EP, 'Ed's Bar and Grill' - Roy Dodds (percussion), Kevin McGuire (bass), Nick Lewis (guitar/vocals). Country blues with local twist from well established NZ artist. Exchange ticket at door for copy of EP.

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RODDY FRAME The Edge Festival

Aug 18: 20:00 (2hrs 30mins) £15.00

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

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'Widely thought of as the world's most gifted guitarist' (Total Guitar). Must be seen to be believed, has never been more true! Don't miss one of the most dazzling displays of musicianship you will ever see! www.prestonreed.com

Aug 19: 19:15 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Former Hackensaw Boy at the crossroads where Blind Blake, Bessie Smith, Lightnin' Hopkins,Townes Van Zandt intersect. 'Music that sounds as if it emerged through a time machine built in a ragtime scrapyard. A new-deal primitive' (Mojo). www.pokeylafarge.com Aug 28-29: 17:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00)

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ROSS AINSLIE & JARLATH HENDERSON Active Events Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

This duo started playing together back in 2003 at the William Kennedy Piping Festival and have since joined forces, creating a pipe sound that pushes the boundaries of what both instruments can achieve together. www.myspace.com/rossandjarlath Aug 16: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00) 3456

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ROSSINI PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE St Andrew's and St George's Church Choir

SALSA EN EL BARRIO LATINO Robin del Castillo & The Latin Band Show

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

El Barrio Nightclub, 119 Rose Street • 0131 220 6818 • Grid Ref: D4

Enjoy Rossini's setting of the Mass with organ and piano accompaniment, performed by St Andrew's and St George's Church Choir under the musical direction of Brigitte Harris.

Salsa in El Barrio Latino.Welcome to the rum-soaked night spot of Latin rhythm feat a salsa act with Robin del Castillo & The Latin Band Show.Tickets include entry to the after party!

Aug 20: 20:00 (2hrs) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 7-11,13-18,20-25,27-30: 21:00 (1hr) £9.00

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ROY BAILEY & DAVID FERRARD: SONGS OF CONSCIENCE Roy Bailey & David Ferrard

SAMBA SENE AND DIWAN The World Festival

The Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, South Bridge • 0131 557 2976 • Grid Ref: E5

Roy Bailey: 'the greatest socialist folk singer of his generation' (Tony Benn). David Ferrard: 'the fresh-faced saviour of the Scottish protest tradition' (Scotsman).Two voices unite. Inspiring, topical, entertaining! New show.

World party music with Senegalese soul. Afrobeats, jazzy grooves, impassioned vocals by charismatic singer Samba Sene, infectious guitar licks, sassy horns, pinch of ska and irresistible dance grooves. 'Smooth African funk' (Skinny). 'African party central' (Herald).

Aug 18-23: 18:30 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

Aug 27-31: 19:20 (1hr 10mins) £15.00 (£12.00) (£5.00 C)

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SARAH JANE MORRIS - 'WHERE IT HURTS' Lakin McCarthy Entertainment

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

'Every cut's a gem, completely enthralling, absorbing ... a new and unique songwriter/musician already in the front ranks' (Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange). Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Wates delivers an hour of haunting, melodic songs that ring true.

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SACRED SPACE Festival of Spirituality and Peace St John's Church, Corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road • 0131 473 2000 • Grid Ref: E3

Royal Over-Seas League, Overseas House, 100 Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Experience the stillness and mystery of our beautiful candlelit church. Music and silence in the midst of a busy festival. Spend an hour with some of Edinburgh's finest musicians in one of its finest buildings. www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Multi award-winning Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson with pianist Martin Cousin presents an intoxicating late night cocktail of contemporary saxophone repertoire including music by Fitkin, Nyman and Piazolla. Includes complimentary glass of wine beforehand. www.roslarts.org.uk.

Aug 10-14,17-21,24-28: 21:30 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 14: 22:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00)

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ST MICHAEL AND ALL SAINTS FESTIVAL CONCERTS Saint Michael and All Saints Church,Tollcross St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F3

Organist Philip Sawyer (12th, 16th) is joined by Soprano Rosie Sweetnam and the Squair Mile Consort of Viols (19th, 23rd) and flautist Louisa Gard (26th, 30th) for a series of intimate afternoon recitals. Music includes two world premiere performances. Aug 12,16,19,23,26,30: 17:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: F3

Come and experience three special full choral high masses during the 2009 festival. Music by Haydn (16th), Dvorák (23rd), and Carver (30th), performed in the splendour of the setting and liturgy for which they were conceived. All welcome.

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SCHUBERT - MASTER OF SONG Lesley Bruce, Elizabeth Woollven, Geoffrey Madell and Lewis Forbes St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Lesley Bruce (soprano), Elizabeth Woollven (mezzo-soprano), Geoffrey Madell (baritone) and Lewis Forbes (piano) present a choice of songs by the greatest master of the lied, ranging from light-hearted to the most dark and dramatic. Aug 15: 12:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

ST MICHAEL AND ALL SAINTS FESTIVAL MASSES Saint Michael and All Saints Church,Tollcross

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SALSA CELTICA Salsa Celtica The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

Salsa Celtica's unique blend of Celtic traditional music with Latin-American salsa has made them one of the most exciting groups touring the world music circuit today. Don't miss this rare hometown performance. www.salsaceltica.com Aug 22: 22:00 (2hrs) £18.00 (£14.00) 3456

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C venues vibrant vivacious variety a feast of international new work for our eighteenth fringe box office 0845 260 1234 online programme www.CtheFestival.com

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SCOTCH BROTH Strictly Songtime

SEASIDE SKIFFLE GROUP Seaside Skiffle Group

Edinburgh Academy Robertson Room, 42 Henderson Row • 01383 724 487 • Grid Ref: B3

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Anne, Greig and Al return to their musical roots to celebrate Homecoming year, featuring multi-award-winning fiddler Dougie Lawrence. Feet-tappin', lug-dirlin', thrapple-lumpin', greet-makin', hairtstring-tuggin', cockle-warmin' auld Scots sangs; the veritable jinkies!

Lonnie Donegan, Chas McDevitt, the Vipers, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - enjoy them again as 70s folk-rock duo Wales O'Regan and friends revisit the 1950s music craze.The surprise hit of Jazz Fest 2008.

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A SCOTS QUAIR Philomusica of Edinburgh With David Scott and Wendy Weatherby

SEQUINS & SHPIEL: AN EVENING WITH NEWYORK'S RACHAEL SAGE Rachael Sage

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1

City Edinburgh, 1a Market Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D5

Inspired by the classic trilogy by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.Written by David Scott (lyrics) and Wendy Weatherby (music) and performed by them with Philomusica of Edinburgh, in the premiere of a new orchestral version by Lawrence Dunn.

'One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush' (Uncut), American art-pop songstress Rachael Sage debuts at the Fringe with a healthy mix of vaudevillian shtick, 'Yiddishkeit' and her signature pianistic flair.

Aug 28: 19:30 (2hrs 15mins) £9.00 (£6.00) (£3.00 C)

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SCOTS SONGS AND BALLADS Shepheard, Spiers & Watson Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Peter Shepheard,Tom Spiers and Arthur Watson, with contrasting programmes of songs gleaned predominantly from traditional sources. Powerful, effective fiddle, whistle and melodeon underscore three big voices in a colourful, broad sweep of Scots song. www.springthyme.co.uk/ssw Aug 19: 20:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19-20: 21:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 20: 23:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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SHAWN KLUSH AS ELVIS - THE ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST Shawn Klush Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Rd, Slateford • 0131 443 0404 • Grid Ref: F1

Live with his orchestra - Elvis tribute artist from the USA, this will be Shawn's only Scottish gig.Voted World's Greatest Elvis (BBC, 2007). Further info at www.ece.uk.com. Aug 28: 19:00 (4hrs) £20.00 3456

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SCOTTISH FIDDLE - OLD AND NEW Alastair Savage Trio

SHOOGLENIFTY Snowgoose Promotions

Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

Enjoy the foot-stomping rhythms and passionate tunes, both traditional and Alastair's own compositions, with Iain Crawford (doublebass) and Euan Drysdale (guitar/ piano). See more on www.scottishmusiccentre.com/alastair_savage.

Groundbreaking Scottish mavericks Shooglenifty continue to push the word traditional to its limits with their unique blend of dance vibes and roots music. Genuinely genre-defying, they have been described as everything from acid croft to hypnofolkadelia. www.shoogle.com

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The Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, South Bridge • 0131 557 2976 • Grid Ref: E5

SHOO SHOO BABY - THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF CABARET Shoo Shoo Baby

Scottish song and its American offshoots performed in Edinburgh's most intimate folk pub. Ballads, Burns, and original songs from Edinburgh's own award-winning oneman transatlantic session. Informative and entertaining. Brand new show and new CD. Aug 5-8,13-17,19-27: 13:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 5-8,13-17,24-27: 18:30 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) 345 6 7

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SCOTTISH PIPING The Royal Scottish Pipers Society Members of The Royal Scottish Pipers Society perform traditional bagpipe music, both on the Great Highland Pipe and on the small pipes. A variety of music is promised, including the classical Ceol Mhor or big music of the Piobaireachd. Aug 24,31: 20:00 (1hr 50mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

The effortlessly funny double act return with a new show of original and well-known songs. 'What sets them apart is their musical wit and superb harmony. Clever and totally enjoyable' (Scotsman). PreviewAug 6-7: 16:50 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13: 16:50 (1hr 10mins) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 14-16: 16:50 (1hr 10mins) £12.50 (£11.50)

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SIGLO FESTIVAL EVENTS Siglo Bar/Nightclub Siglo, 184-186 Cowgate • 0131 220 1228 • Grid Ref: E5

THE SCOTT-THOMSON HARP DUO Lauren Scott and Louise Thomson

City centre venue with live music and festival acts on weekdays, nightclub at weekends. Over-18s welcome for fun-filled entertainment into the small hours. Go to www.siglo-edinburgh.com or call 0131 220 1228 for latest shows.

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Aug 7-31: 12:00 (18hrs) (Free Non-ticketed)

From tranquil to dynamic this is an innovative and exhilarating programme of music on two concert harps. Includes pioneering works by British composers Graham Fitkin and Andy Scott and pieces by Bach, Granados and Bizet.

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SILENT DISCO Underbelly Productions Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Missed us at T in the Park? Enjoyed us in 2007 or 2008? Well, we're back - the Dutch original - in our favourite, magnificent Edinburgh home: McEwan Hall! The Fringe's most original and biggest night. Eargasms guaranteed. Aug 13-16,19-23: 22:30 (4hrs 30mins) £10.00 34567

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SILVERN Silvern Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Silvern bring you a blend of melodic folk and modern acoustic. Be captivated by their pure, delicate voices, lilting harmonies and honest lyrics. 'This is an enjoyable performance, perfect for soothing your Festival fatigue' (ThreeWeeks). www.myspace.com/silvernsong Aug 21-22: 20:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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SIMON KEMPSTON Simon Kempston Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Gifted songwriter who has been quietly forming an enviable reputation to be listened out for across his native Scotland.Well-crafted, folk-tinged songs showcase timeless melodies, delightful guitar arrangements and lyrical ingenuity.With cello, fiddle, percussion. www.myspace.com/simonkempston Aug 11,24: 21:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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SOMA CLUB NIGHT The Edge Festival Edge Festival @ Cabaret Voltaire, 36 Blair Street • 08444 999 990 • Grid Ref: E5

Scotland's independent electronica record label are joining the line-up.With a reputation of fusing the best in funk, dance and electro music, they have developed a well-deserved dedicated following worldwide for their unique club nights. Aug 14: 23:00 (6hrs) £8.00 3456

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C venues vibrant vivacious variety box office hotline 0845 260 1234 online booking www.CtheFestival.com

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Doghouse Roses

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Iona Macdonald (vocals) and Paul Tasker (guitar/vocals) play folk, blues and original songs that lie in the spaces between Pentangle and Fairport Convention, with a nod to Gillian Welch on the way. www.myspace.com/ukdoghouseroses Aug 11: 20:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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SONGS OF ROBERT BURNS - 'O' MY LUVE'S LIKE A RED, RED ROSE' Allan Smith (Baritone) & Fiona MacLeod (Piano) Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

250th anniversary song recital - Burns is celebrated through his immortalised words and music. Original and classical settings including Ravel and Shostakovich ... with favourites including 'Auld Lang Syne'. Unmissable! Aug 26: 19:30 (2hrs) £8.00 (£5.00) 3456

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SOPHIE BANCROFT Sophie Bancroft Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

Singer/songwriter Sophie Bancroft seamlessly blends jazz influence with contemporary folk styles, drawing comparison to vocalists as classily diverse as Peggy Lee, Alison Krauss and Norah Jones. 'Her performance, imbued with warmth and humour, was delightful' (Herald). Aug 13-14: 20:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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THE SORRIES The Sorries Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

In a show inspired by a love ofThe Corries, the kilted duo perform selections from the much-loved Scottish songbook.The show also features some of their own compositions, casting a comical eye over modern Scotland. Aug 10-15,24-29: 15:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 17-22: 21:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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SOUND OF SEVENTEEN BIG BAND Sound of Seventeen

SWING IN THE CITY Hull University Big Band

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

City Edinburgh, 1a Market Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D5

Come and hear the sound of Edinburgh's leading big band as they play great music from the golden era of big band jazz.The band have performed in many international festivals and are great fun!

For the sixth year running, the award-winning Hull University Big Band are back at the Fringe.With a mixture of swing classics, funk, blues and soul, this year looks set to be the best yet!

Aug 23: 19:30 (2hrs) £10.00 (£9.00)

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SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR Soweto Gospel Choir

SYMPHONIC MAYHEM This Ambitious Orchestra & The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra

Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Extraordinary, unforgettable and totally unmissable! Featuring a repertoire of world, Gospel and spiritual classics, Soweto Gospel Choir effortlessly shift gears between driving drums and dances to the sublime beauty of African a cappella harmonies.

Ever wonder who those orchestras are behind your favourite stars? Brooklyn and London's rock symphonies step into the footlights performing their own songs, combining punk energy with classical virtuosity.

Aug 6-7: 18:50 (1hr) £12.00 Aug 10: 18:50 (1hr) £16.00 (£14.00)

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Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

TAIKO DOJO DRUMFEST UK Centre for Taiko Drumming

Aug 8-9,11-13,18-20,24-27,31: 14:50 (1hr) £16.00 (£14.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:50 (1hr) £18.00 (£16.00) Aug 17: 20:15 (1hr) £16.00 (£14.00)

St John's Church, Corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road • 0131 473 2000 • Grid Ref: E3

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SPANISH SPECTACULAR Sorros Guitar Duo

Mesmerising display of exhilarating rhythms, martial choreography and high energy from the rising stars of taiko, trained at the Mugen Taiko Dojo, the UK's premier training centre for this thrilling artform. www.taiko.co.uk (Part of www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk.) Aug 24-26,28-29: 19:30 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00)

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The Sorros Guitar Duo, Phillip Thorne and Selina Madeley, present an evening of Spanish music. Includes a suite from Falla's ballet 'Three Cornered Hat' and 'La Vide Breve', Rodrigo's famous 'Tonadilla' and music by Sor, Granados and Albeniz.

TAM WHITE AND THE SERMON ORCHESTRA Tam White

Aug 16,23: 19:30 (1hr 30mins) £9.00 (£7.00)

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

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THE STRANGLERS The Edge Festival World famous, legendary punk/new wave band, scoring a string of hits with 'Golden Brown', 'No More Heroes', and 'Peaches' return to Edinburgh. Don't miss your chance to see the band storming through a night of hits and classics. Aug 7: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £23.00

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TAO - SAMURAI MAGICAL DRUMMING Tao Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Mound Place • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: E4

An unprecedented and timeless Japanese drumming performance. Over 3 million people worldwide have seen and loved 'Tao'.This is a totally new genre, a mix of drum, dance and musical. 'Extraordinarily talented percussion artists' (Chicago Tribune). PreviewAug 6-7: 18:25 (1hr 10mins) £10.00 Aug 8-13,17-20,24-26,31: 18:25 (1hr 10mins) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 18:25 (1hr 10mins) £17.00 (£15.00)

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'An outstanding performance of virtuoso musicianship, original compositions both vocal and instrumental, and great vocal harmonies' (Tarbat Crack). Songs, tunes, old, new, from leading traditional cellist Seylan Baxter, and multi-instrumentalist singer/ songwriter Ruaridh Pringle. Exciting brew! www.tattiejam.com 3456

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2 for 1 2 for 1 tickets Available for almost every performance 9 and 10 August

Aug 15: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £17.50

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If you've seen Tam before, you just know this show will be great.That voice. Unique. Ohhhh, that voice! Plus songs from Muddy Waters, Mose Allison, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, et al. Must see. www.tamwhite.co.uk

Aug 28: 18:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Aug 22: 19:15 (1hr 15mins) £12.00 (£10.00)

STAIRHEID GOSSIP Stairheid Gossip

Aug 27: 23:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 30: 17:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

Featuring special guest Niki King, winner of the Perrier Jazz Young Vocalist Award, 2001. Music from Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker and some Dexter's classics! Not to be missed, says the man himself. www.tamwhite.co.uk Aug 29: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) £15.00 (£12.00)

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'TELL IT LIKE IT IS' - BARB JUNGR SINGS SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE

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Lakin McCarthy Entertainment The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street • 0131 668 2019 • Grid Ref: G6

Fringe legend Barb wears her heart on her sleeve in a stunning show for our times, covering Cohen, Dylan, Lennon, Springsteen, Bragg and other contemporary greats. www.barbjungr.co.uk Aug 14-15: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) £15.00 (£13.00) 3456

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THE TIGER LILLIES - THE SONGS OF SHOCKHEADED PETER AND OTHER GORY VERSES The Tiger Lillies

Mon 10th - Sat 15th Aug 3.30pm Mon 17th - Sat 22nd Aug 9.30pm Mon 24th - Sat 29th Aug 3.30pm

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

The godfathers of alt-cabaret perform songs from the Olivier award-winning 'Shockheaded Peter', their Grammy-nominated album 'The Gorey End' and other deranged favourites. 'Brilliantly twisted' (Guardian). Aug 17-20,24-27: 21:40 (1hr) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 21-23,28-30: 21:40 (1hr) £15.00 (£13.50) 34567

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TOASTING THE LASSIES Gill Bowman Valvona & Crolla, 19 Elm Row • 0131 556 7800 • Grid Ref: B6

Edinburgh, 1796. Ever wondered about the women who inspired the love songs of Robert Burns? Gill Bowman provides the answers. Lighting candles and polishing glasses in anticipation of his arrival, she dishes out the dirt! Aug 13: 17:45 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 16,23,27,30: 13:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 20: 15:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Royal Mile

Ticket Phone: 0131 225 8961 www.diverseattractions.com

www.thesorries.co.uk

TO DANCE ...TO SING See page 161 for show information

The Galloway Consort St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

Galloway Consort celebrate the diversity of 16th century music at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, in the lively dance music she loved and plaintive song echoing her life, on viols, recorders, crumhorns and percussion. Aug 22: 17:30 (1hr) £6.00 (£4.00) 3456

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Direct from Broadway and London, 'Tom Tom Crew' returns with its super charged collision of extreme circus, heart pumping music, incredible beatboxing and stunning drumming displays. 'There can't be many more exciting spectacles than this' (Herald). Preview Aug 6-7: 19:00 (1hr) £7.00 Aug 8,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 19:00 (1hr) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,30: 19:00 (1hr) £15.00 (£13.50) Aug 28-29: 19:00 (1hr) £16.50 (£15.00) 3456 7

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TONY COX - GUITAR, ME, SOUTH AFRICA Tony Cox Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

'Put a party together and go have your mind blown to bits (and reconstructed) by a musician who is well on his way to becoming a living legend' (South African Daily News, 2007). www.myspace.com/tonycoxmusic Aug 10,12-16,23,25,27-30: 21:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19,24: 16:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00) 34567

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TONY MONACO ORGAN TRIO Jazz Bar The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Total Jimmy Smith grooves from the outrageously swinging, US world-touring jazz organist in another sell-out run, with original Hammond B3 organ and Leslie speakers.With outstanding guitarist Kevin Glasgow and Vladimir Kostadinovic (drums). Aug 7-12: 21:00 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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VALERY PONOMAREV QUINTET Jazz Bar

The World @ St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place • 07761 716 929 • Grid Ref: E2

The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

Azmari songs, Ethiojazz, 70s Reggae to 90s Afropop, from the music halls and nightclubs of Addis Ababa. Count Dubulah transports you with his 9-piece collective direct from Ethiopia. Dance into the African night. SSSSS(Independent).

The famous New York based trumpeter escaped from Cold War Russia in the 70s, then toured the world with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers for four years.This dynamic, powerful quintet features Scottish sax star Konrad Wiszniewski.

PreviewAug 6: 19:20 (1hr 10mins) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C) Aug 7-26: 19:20 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£10.00) (£5.00 C)

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TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH SINGING The Dundee Freevoice Singers and Dundee Junior Showtime Choir St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

Dundee Junior Showtime singing traditional Scottish songs and Dundee senior citizens Freevoice Singers. An hour's Scottish music for you to enjoy and join in if you wish. Beautiful a cappella singing conducted by Margaret Mather. Aug 7: 12:30 (1hr) £5.00 (£4.00) 3456

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VIGNETTES FROM HANDEL Dolce Armonie St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

A selection of arias from some of Handel's most famous operas, presented by singers and instrumentalists who also perform with well-known local orchestras. Sep 2: 19:30 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT 2 (ON THE ROAD AGAIN) Gladstone's Bag and Philos Ensemble St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

WANDERING VOICES Cheng-Ying Chuang - Countertenor, Chinese Lutes Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D6

Gladstone's Bag and Philos Ensemble, directed by Lawrence Dunn, present another programme of vehicular delights. From aeroplanes, boats and carriages to trains, trams, taxis and trolleys - not to mention tootsies!

Western and Eastern traditions grace this recital by prize-winning soloist Cheng-Ying Chuang, young star of Taiwan's National Concert Hall. Handel, Purcell and Dowland feature as he delicately crosses these vocal and instrumental borders. www.cchuang.net

Aug 14: 12:30 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

Aug 18: 20:00 (1hr 45mins) £10.00 (£6.00)

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WASTED - FREE Wasted/Laughing Horse Free Festival

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Follow Frances Cooper, Anne Lewis and Colin Dundas on a musical journey in this year of Homecoming. Songs of McGuire, Mendelssohn, Sculthorpe, Schumann, Bernstein and Burns all linking Scotland to the world beyond. Aug 21: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) 3456

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TWO-FIVE-ONE Two-Five-One

Pleasance @ McEwan Hall, Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

A brilliant new guitar duo comprising veteran session player Duncan Findlay and the exciting new guitarist, Adam Bulley. Hear classic material from the 1930s and 40s; expect crisp, class musicianship and plenty of fun! www.twofiveone.info 3456

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The Edinburgh Music Club presents two contrasting musical gems by masters of the genre - Quintet for Piano, Clarinet, Oboe, Horn and Bassoon by Beethoven and the String Quintet in F by Brahms. Aug 22: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

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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.

WHISTLEBINKIES IN CONCERT The Whistlebinkies

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

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Enjoy the thrilling acoustic sound of Scottish music old and new in our blend of harp, smallpipes, fiddle, flute, concertina, percussion and voice with music from our 'Greentrax' and 'Claddagh' albums. More on www.whistlebinkies.net. Aug 21: 21:00 (1hr 40mins) £10.00 (£6.00) 3456

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WIND AND FIRE, NICHOLAS PARSONS AND 'PETER AND THE WOLF' Wind and Fire

venue251, Charlotte Chapel • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D3

Palmerston Place Church, Palmerston Place • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E1

Performing tracks from their debut album, Origin's Exile band play uplifting, moving and inspiring music. From slow jazz, contemporary ballad to full-on rock, this music, written out of experiences of life and faith, should not to be missed!

Nicholas Parsons joins double reeds, brass, serpents and drums. New arrangements: Prokofiev (Wilson), Elgar (Emerson), Popular Classics (Rennard) and 'Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman' by conductor John Grundy.

Aug 21-22: 19:00 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00)

Aug 22: 13:00 (1hr 15mins) £8.00

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WINGIN IT Wingin It

A WOMAN'S TOUCH 3 Dorothea Harris

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Following their successful debut at Fringe 2008, this dynamic guitar duo are guaranteed to impress with more fiery performances and brand new material. 'They left some traditionalist mouths hanging open, but the boys absolutely nailed it' (Herald). www.myspace.com/wungit

The young recitalist Dorothea Harris, organ scholar of Corpus Christi College Oxford, plays a lively programme from Bach to Gigout and more.

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Enjoy a lunchtime recital of organ music from four centuries; Sarah Brown, organist of Polwarth Parish Church, plays a programme of music by Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Bridge and Leighton.

WOMEN IN HARMONY - ANNIE GRACE, CORRINA HEWAT AND KARINE POLWART Grace, Hewat, Polwart 'Dazzling artistry' (Sue Wilson, HI-Arts).Three individual, distinctive voices with harp, pipes/whistle and guitar perform innovative arrangements of Scots dance songs, lullabies, laments and striking original compositions. www.myspace.com/girlytrio Aug 21: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) £13.50 (£10.00)

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A WOMAN'S TOUCH 2 Brigitte Harris

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's, 10 Orwell Terrace • 0131 346 1405 • Grid Ref: F1

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Brigitte Harris, Director of Music at St Andrew's and St George's Parish Church, presents a recital of organ masterpieces in the splendid surroundings of the church's Georgian architecture.

Part 1: harp and piano perform: Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Granados, Piazzola. Part 2: percussion added.Three musicians offer instruments to the audience inviting them to participate altogether to create an atmosphere where there are no 'Wrong Notes'. Aug 14-15: 17:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.00)

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St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

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YIDDISH SONG PROJECT Yiddish Song Project

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The Lot, 4 Grassmarket • 0131 225 9922 • Grid Ref: E4

Jewish music at its best - experience the wild, joyful and melancholy Yiddish song tradition plus a few original twists.Top folk fiddler Gavin Marwick joins Stephanie Brickman (vocals) and Phil Alexander (piano/accordion).

www.thefringething.com

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ACADEMY OF DEATH Audacious Productions

Barbershopera - Festival Highlights

C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Body-snatching, blackmail, murder and madness! Edinburgh, 1825. Medical advances are saving lives, but as Doctor Knox's insatiable appetite for fresh cadavers grows, so does the desperation of his assistant, who is smitten with the unattainable Isabella. www.academyofdeath.com

Barbershop's funniest quartet are back. Three guys and a girl tell the tale of a matador who moves to Norfolk - expect laughs, tears and stampeding cows. 'A feast of frenetic ridiculousness and technically superb singing' - SSSS (Scotsman). www.barbershopera.com

Aug 5-6,11: 12:35 (1hr 55mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15: 12:35 (1hr 55mins) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 12-14: 12:35 (1hr 55mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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BELLE CANTO'S OPERA HOUR:TALES OF LOVE AND LIES

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 • Grid Ref: F6

Belle Canto

Lynn Ruth Miller

Lynn Ruth Miller the senile stripper's new collection of parodies guaranteed to put your underwear at risk. 76 years old, singing her heart out, she offers aging comedy at its bawdy best.

Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Aug 6-30: 23:00 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

Opera-cabaret crossover sensation Belle Canto has handpicked gorgeous and talented starlets from the London scene to present excerpts from her favourite operas. Don't be shy ... drama and excitement guaranteed.

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Brink Entertainment - Festival Highlights

BE MY LOVE, AN EVENING WITH MARIO LANZA

Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

UK's premiere Madonna impersonator Evelyne Brink ('The One and Only', 'Richard and Judy') reveals all about the extraordinary life of mimicking Madge. Featuring old favourites, original songs, and the real life of a fake Madonna. www.almostlikeavirgin.com Preview Aug 5-7: 19:50 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 Aug 8-11,13,17-18,20,24-27,31: 19:50 (1hr 10mins) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 19:50 (1hr 10mins) £10.00 (£9.00)

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50 years after Lanza's death, a new musical told from his own point of view about his life, hopes, dreams and fears. There was much more to Mario Lanza than the voice!

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Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Strictly Songtime

Edinburgh Academy Robertson Room, 42 Henderson Row • 01383 724 487 • Grid Ref: B3

Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Following 2007, 2008 sell-outs, Strictly Songtime return to the deep seam of the great American songbook to mine further gems. 'Entertaining, well-packaged showcase' (ThreeWeeks); 'wonderful representation of American pop standards' (One4Review.com). Come hear for yourself!

Take Bailey and Cooper - a couple of unlikely heroes - mix with a teaspoon of princess, a peppering of fabulous and a fistful of humour. Blend with a dynamic score, and you have new hit musical comedy 'Betwixt'!

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What goes around comes around! Who said Broadway was straight? Join us on the musical theatre carousel for a spring awakening, as we show you just how old the new writing is! Aug 15,29: 19:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) 123456

Opera Larks & David Barnard - Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 7 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk • 0131 556 9628 • Grid Ref: C6

'Lively and hugely entertaining!' (BuxtonFringe.org.uk). Big-break-chasing singing divas undertake titanic journey to USA around the globe - backwards. Will they make it? Not if the KGB gets them.Warning - mild peril! www.freefringe.co.uk, www.operalarks.co.uk. Aug 23-30: 21:50 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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A serial killer is on the loose. Nicknamed 'the Waterman' because high school girls have been sliced and diced in water. Could it be their popular cheerleader? Fate dictates their paths will collide resulting in a Bloodbath. Preview Aug 6: 21:30 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 7-8,10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 21:30 (1hr 15mins) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:30 (1hr 15mins) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 22-23,29-30: 16:00 (1hr 15mins) £12.50 (£11.50)

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Hazlenut Productions, University of Oxford Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Watch out, chaps! It's carnival time on the 1920s French Riviera and the girls at Mme Dubonnet's finishing school are on the hunt for ... a boyfriend! Wilson's musical farce is hilarious, witty and absurdly tongue-in-cheek. Preview Aug 19: 13:15 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 20,24,26-27,31: 13:15 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 21-23,28-30: 13:15 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

THE BUBBLE

Is there anything more exhilarating and downright terrifying than approaching parenthood? Boasting Maltby and Shire's superb pop and jazz-influenced score, the Tony Award-nominated 'Baby' undergoes an hilarious yet touching revival by Cambridge University's finest theatrical talent. www.babythemusical.co.uk

C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

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Shrewsbury School & Severn Opera Credit Crunch 1720s style. The South Sea Bubble: 'Buy! Buy! Buy!' Miraculous money and make-believe. Stocks are soaring - but not for long ... 'Sets new standards for any other musical daring to brave the Fringe' (Scotsman).

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BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY! Viva Youth Theatre Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

On the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death, seasoned Fringe performers Viva Youth Theatre have been given permission to re-enact his life story and music that'll never die. A Buddy brilliant West End show! Aug 9-13: 16:40 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 14-15: 12:30 (1hr 30mins) £8.00 (£7.00) 3456

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BURKE AND HARE - A MUSICAL PLAY Lochaber Onstage! Greenside, 1b Royal Terrace • 0131 557 2124 • Grid Ref: C6

An original youth theatre production portrays how the notorious murderers conducted their evil trade in supplying cadavers to Edinburgh's Medical School. Abundantly song-filled demonstration of love, death, hypocrisy, deceit and humour. Suitable for everyone. Preview Aug 11: 17:15 (1hr 35mins) £5.00 Aug 12-15: 17:15 (1hr 35mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456

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BY GRACE: A NEW MUSICAL The American High School Theatre Festival Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

Caught in the whirlwind of screen legend Grace Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier, those loosely connected to her deal with the fickleness of fame as they live vicariously through the wedding of an American princess. Aug 10: 21:25 (1hr 20mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 13:25 (1hr 20mins) £5.00 Aug 13: 19:25 (1hr 20mins) £5.00 Aug 15: 11:25 (1hr 20mins) £5.00 3456

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Green Shoe Company St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E3

Based on the hilarious characters created by PG Wodehouse. Join Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and friends for an evening of banjos and bust-ups, music and mix-ups, huffs and how-do-you-dos! Hilarious family fun! Aug 18-21: 20:00 (2hrs 30mins) £5.00 3456

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BY JEEVES Just Good Friends The Space@Venue 45, 39 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D5

A pig, a banjo and loads of fun. Bertie Wooster takes his banjo to a fundraiser, but Jeeves has other plans. Bring the family to meet PG Wodehouse's familiar characters in Ayckbourn/Lloyd Webber's comedy musical. Aug 10-15: 18:35 (1hr 50mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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CABARET WHORE - FREE Sarah-Louise Young/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 India Buildings,Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 0131 477 7007 • Grid Ref: E4

A country and western porn star, a forgotten French diva and a talent show reject. Character comedy and original song. 'Cutting edge cabaret' (Scotsgay). 'An accomplished performer' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). 'Bitingly funny intelligent comedy' (Broadway Baby). Aug 6-16,18-23,25-30: 18:15 (55mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456 7

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CARMINA BURANA Edinburgh Studio Opera St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Following Fringe sell-out 2007, ESO presents a dramatic new staging of Orff's powerful masterpiece, Rat Pack-style. As the roulette wheel spins, fortunes are made and fates decided. 'A wealth of outstanding young singing talent' (Scotsman). Aug 20,24-25,27: 16:30 (1hr) £12.00 (£8.00) Aug 28: 19:30 (1hr) £12.00 (£8.00) 3456

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CLUEDO

Musical Theatre Matters With Dress Circle and OD Musical

Poot Productions

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Cheering and honouring writers and productions, join us for a double celebration awards and a musical gala with a wealth of Edfringe companies raising money for the Musicians Benevolent Fund. Hosted by Mervyn Stutter.

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Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Murder at Tudor Hall - Colonel Mustard, study, candlestick? You know the game, now see the show. This musical is returning to the festival after last year's sell-out. A mystery that will keep you guessing, with a new twist! Aug 25-29: 17:20 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 (£4.50) 3456

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Take Note Theatre

Northumbria University Musical Theatre Society

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Virtual reality just got real in this new British musical comedy. Log on to a room full of hilarious characters and watch the web get tangled. With a quirky original score, get the message at www.chatthemusical.co.uk. Preview Aug 8: 15:45 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 10-11,13,18,20,25,27,31: 15:45 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 15,22,29: 15:45 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 23: 12:15 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) 34567

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The award-winning show by Sondheim ('Sweeney Todd') from an award-winning society. 'Company' shows the magic that is created when you mix single man, Bobby, three girlfriends and five couples. Packed with great songs and outstanding performances. www.numts.co.uk Aug 10-16,18-23: 22:05 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 34567

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CHOMP: A ZOMBIE MUSICAL

The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Fusion

C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Brand new musical comedy from award-winning writer Andy Evans. Join zombie hunters SURGE in their fight against the mutants taking over Earth. Catchy original songs, explosive special effects, stunning performances! www.zombieshow.com Aug 7-8: 17:15 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) 3456

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Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe-Coburg Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: B3

Greenside, 1b Royal Terrace • 0131 557 2124 • Grid Ref: C6

Nominated for MTM:UK best composer 2007, Peter D Robinson's opera based on Heryson's 'The Testament of Cresseid' has its first scratch performance. Be part of the Fringe; sing in this unique venture. Rehearsals begin 10:00; performance at 20:00.

A mixture of rock, pop and musical classics performed by Indigo arts' young, 'energetic and vibrant' performers (FringeReview.co.uk, 2008) tells the tale of a desolate city, a mystery competition and how music really does bring people together! Aug 10-15: 21:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.00) 3456

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Carpe Diem Productions and Edinburgh Grand Opera

The About Turn Theatre Company

Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe-Coburg Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: B3

The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Peter D Robinson's opera based on Heryson's 'The Testament of Cresseid' has its first scratch performance.

'Fatal Attraction' meets 'Fame'! An intoxicating concoction of betrayal, desire, deceit, love and murder in this modern pop melodrama by Fringe veteran Dan Hyde. 'Sparkles with talent, commitment and enthusiasm' (British Theatre Guide). www.aboutturn.co.uk

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The American High School Theatre Festival Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

In the European premiere of this backstage musical comedy whodunit - the star of a musical dies! Lieutenant Cioffi conducts an investigation that's filled with hummable tunes from the creators of 'Chicago'. Laugh-out-loudable lines and memorable characters. Aug 21: 18:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 22: 12:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 23: 14:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 24: 20:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 3456

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DAMES AT SEA Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

Nostalgia for the old, high camp for the young and silliness for all. All-American girl arrives in NYC, falls in love with a sailor, and saves a Broadway show. Music! Curtains! Lights! It's musical theatre magic! Aug 10: 10:20 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 Aug 11: 18:20 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 Aug 13: 14:20 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 Aug 14: 20:20 (1hr 25mins) £5.00

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DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? The American High School Theatre Festival Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

This hilarious 1950s coming-of-age story involves the Catholic education of eight children from elementary school to adulthood. We witness that ordinary life offers opportunities for hope, heroism, friendship, kindness and love. Aug 11: 10:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 14:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 13: 16:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 15: 18:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 3456

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EARLY LONG ISLAND ICED TEA Pleasance/Directed By Mel Smith Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

'Peter Straker is a unique artist, blessed with an extraordinary and beautiful singing voice. His Jacques Brel with Mel Smith directing was a corker, expect more mellifluous marvels in their latest cabaret collaboration' (Michael Coveney). Preview Aug 5-7: 14:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 14:30 (1hr) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:30 (1hr) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Fat Toad Theatre Company

C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

A man tries to kill himself whilst in a coma. Really. Hit comedy musical direct from Trafalgar Studios, featuring an original score from award-winning Michael Bruce and book and lyrics from acclaimed writer Stuart Price. www.stoppedclock.org.uk

Outrageous new musical comedy following the lives of five people struggling to lose weight. Should weight loss and happiness come hand in hand - or should we just embrace the chubby chaser inside all of us?

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Melissa Western (Australia)

Edinburgh Grand Opera

Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

A reclusive bedroom mirror singer, desperate for stardom! Enter fairy godmothers Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich. A wild cabaret fairy tale unfolds. Funny, glamorous, Fringe sell-out 2007-2008. SSSS (Scotsman). SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.melissawestern.com

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Carpe Diem Productions Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe-Coburg Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: B3

The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Slinky, sarcastic Death escorts spoiled sinner EveryChild to his grave in this contemporary reworking of the medieval classic, 'Everyman'. Biting humour and eclectic dance in another original from the school that brought you 'Perfect Children' (zero drams [EdinburghGuide.com, 2006]). Aug 17: 12:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 19: 14:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 21: 16:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 22: 18:20 (1hr) £5.00

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Orbaum & Springall in Association With Hartshorn-Hook Productions C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Just how far can a poke war go? A journey of companionship, heartache, and love through the blue and white windows of the world's favourite social networking site. Fresh romantic comedy with a darker adult edge. www.facebookthemusical.co.uk

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FALSETTOLAND Sell a Door Theatre Company Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Marvin leaves his wife for his male lover, while his psychiatrist moves in with his exwife. But on the eve of his son's Bar Mitzvah can he hold the family together for one last celebration with each other? www.selladoor.com Preview Aug 6: 14:00 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 9,15-16,22-23,29: 14:00 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11,13,18,20,25,27,31: 14:00 (1hr 15mins) £7.50 (£6.50)

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The American High School Theatre Festival Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

The timeless tale of a boy and a girl in love and the parents (and garden wall) that come between them. 'Try to remember' your first time seeing this classic and relive it all over again. Aug 10,15: 19:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 11: 13:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 13: 17:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00

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FIRST LADY SUITE One Academy Productions Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Preview Aug 12: 19:00 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 Aug 14,21,28: 15:15 (1hr 30mins) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 19,26: 19:00 (1hr 30mins) £10.50 (£8.50) 3456

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THE GIG The American High School Theatre Festival Pilrig Studio, 1b Pilrig Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: A6

Live. Jazz, polyester suits and six Class-A schmucks in a mid-life crisis. Music being the common denominator, their only escape is one last 'gig' to remind them of the necessity of living the dream. Aug 10,13: 12:30 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 Aug 11: 20:30 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 14:30 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 3456

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GINGERS! THE MUSICAL Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Eight gingers, one room ... a hilarious portrayal of trials and tribulations this genetic minority face. After all, beauty's in the heart, not the hair! 'People are horrible about red hair - that's as bad as being racist' (Jordan). Preview Aug 6-7: 11:15 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 11:15 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 11:15 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) 3456 7

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Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, 87 Saughtonhall Drive • 0131 539 0491 • Grid Ref: F1

An attic full of toys is baptised into life and relationship with someone you'll never forget! This unforgettable show, set fantastically in the round, is full of love, laughter and community. Classic songs, dancing and storytelling at its best. Aug 17,19,21: 19:30 (2hrs) £9.00 (£7.00) (£5.00 C) Aug 18,20-21: 14:30 (2hrs) £9.00 (£7.00) (£5.00 C) 3456

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Nominated for MTM:UK best composer 2007, Peter D Robinson's new musical tackles the Scottish witch trials of 1591. The plot against James VI is recounted through Carpe Diem's usual mix of powerful music and drama.

Funny and heartfelt tribute to some of America's unsung presidential partners, including Jackie Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt. This award-winning 'intellectually stunning, emotionally breathtaking' (Broadway.com) musical is an irreverent look behind the scenes at the White House.

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The American High School Theatre Festival

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Edinburgh Grand Opera return with another stunning programme: Fauré's 'Requiem' and 'Cantique de Jean Racine', together with Bizet's wonderful 'Te Deum' and other French musical delights. What better way to spend a summer's evening?

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THE GREAT BRITISH SOAP OPERA

Presents

Take Note Theatre Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Can it be the end for Britain's best-loved soap? Step behind the screens in this new musical from the acclaimed team behind hit 'Jet Set Go!', 'one of those rare unexpected delights' (Scotsman). www.soapoperamusical.co.uk Preview Aug 6: 15:45 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 9,14,16,21,23,28,30: 15:45 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12,19,26: 15:45 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 22: 12:15 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) 3456

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Up the close and doon the stair But and ben with Burke and Hare Burke’s the butcher, Hare’s the thief Knox, the boy who buys the beef

BURKE AND HARE A Musical Play

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GUYS AND DOLLS JUNIOR

Venue 231 Greenside 11th-15th August 5.15pm (1hr35mins) Tickets £10/£8 Conc

Take3 Theatre Company Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

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Take3 Theatre Company presents Take3 Theatre Schools in 'Guys and Dolls Junior'. This lively show brings to life the antics of a New York gambling set leading to love and laughter from an unlikely quarter!

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HAVE A NICE LIFE Nice People Theatre Company Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Direct from Philadelphia, this therapeutic musical delves into the psyche of seven eccentric characters during their group therapy session. From critically acclaimed composer Conor Mitchell and playwright Matthew Hurt, come share in the circle of trust. Preview Aug 7: 12:00 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 Aug 8,10,12-13: 12:00 (1hr 30mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9,14-16: 12:00 (1hr 30mins) £9.50 (£8.50) 3456

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HEY SISTER Hearty Productions Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Musical set in a hospital. What happens when an opera singer, Christian lady, Liverpudlian, triplets, sexy doctor, nurses and health inspector end up on the same ward? What unites them all? Suitable for all ages, funny and heartwarming.

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HOOKED Polly Coco and Co Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

A vibrantly addictive new musical from the team behind legendary Guinness commercials alongside Max Kinnings, Rik Mayall's writing partner. Ben is sucked into an intoxicating world of forbidden pleasures causing damage hard to repair. Everyone's hooked on something ... Preview Aug 7-8: 23:15 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:15 (1hr 15mins) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 10,12-13,18-20,25-27: 23:15 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£7.50) 34567

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IN CONCERT

BEST TRADITIONAL

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

MUSIC HALL, ASSEMBLY ROOMS ASSEMBLY HALL 6, 7 & 10 AUG 8 & 9 AUG & 11 - 31 AUG time: 6.50pm time: 2.50pm, except 17 Aug: 8.15pm

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I LOVE YOU,YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Exeter University Footlights C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

True-to-life musical celebrates and explores human relationships, from dating and waiting to lovers and marriage. Fast-paced comedy relating to all - married or single! Incredible harmonies form fabulously diverse, unforgettable songs. Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:00 (1hr 15mins) £10.50 (£9.50)

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IT'S A LOVELY DAY TOMORROW

University of Manchester

Silvery Moon Productions

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 19 Blair Street • 0131 220 0125 • Grid Ref: E5

St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

This musical takes on the truths and myths behind the conundrum known as the relationship. Performers commemorate those who have loved and lost and dared to ask, what are you doing Saturday night?

A musical journey through 60 years of tears and laughter. The real-life romance of a D-day hero and his childhood sweetheart, a follow-up to the WWI saga 'When the Poppies Bloom Again'.

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One Academy Productions

No Shoes Theatre

C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Seven actors. A live band.Your suggestions. Unique theatrical experience with plot, music and lyrics improvised before your eyes. Anything can happen and everything will in this high-energy show you can enjoy again and again. www.noshoestheatre.co.uk Aug 5-7,11,18,24-25: 17:30 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 17:30 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 17:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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INHERIT THE WIND

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

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 is a 'shocking, irresistibly funny masterpiece' (Sunday Times). Preview Aug 6-8: 18:30 (2hrs) £6.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:30 (2hrs) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 10,13,20,27,31: 18:30 (2hrs) £10.50 (£8.50) 3456 7

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LA PETITE MORT:THE ORGASM - FREE

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Isabel Hertaeg/The Ladies Who Lounge/Laughing Horse Free Festival

'Inherit the Wind' tells the story of the Scopes trial, in which a Tennessee biology teacher was charged with illegally teaching the theory of evolution. Two great American legal minds and a highly-charged battle of beliefs!

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 • Grid Ref: F6

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Prepare for a postcoital smoke after this foxy ride. Dissecting the science and history of sex, Isabel's kinky tales will have you squirming, blushing, laughing and crying, perhaps even at the same time. Preview Aug 6: 00:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-13: 00:15 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed)

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St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

Following their successful Ivor Novello programme, Ensemble, Fife's leading operatic concert group, presents an Irving Berlin tribute - the story of the man and his music, including 'Alexander's Ragtime Band', 'Easter Parade' and 'White Christmas'. Aug 30: 19:30 (2hrs) £10.00 (£9.00) 3456

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LUSH LIFE Glenalmond College Drama The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E5

A musical based on the life of a nightclub singer, her loves and lies. Jazz standards, torch songs, swinging rhythms, six beautiful voices, and songs of Ella Fitzgerald. A story to amuse, enthrall, and shock. Aug 24-29: 19:30 (1hr 15mins) £8.00 (£6.00) 3456

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THE MAGIC FLUTE Cambridge University's Shadwell Opera Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Midlothian • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: H6

Continuing Cambridge University's 800th-year celebrations, Shadwell Opera presents Mozart's Masonic masterpiece, 'The Magic Flute', newly translated for the 'Mighty Boosh' generation, at the home of the Knights Templar, Rosslyn Chapel, of 'Da Vinci Code' fame. Aug 26-29: 19:00 (3hrs) £12.00 (£10.00) 3456

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top children’s shows award winning companies bubbles show stopping musicals barbecue

The American High School Theatre Festival Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

This play-within-a-play is a story of a man whose impossible dream is Everyman's dream. His purpose is Everyman's great adventure. Somehow time is telescoped and the 'Man of La Mancha' speaks for humankind. Aug 11,14: 14:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 12:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 13: 20:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 3456

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THE MARK TWAIN SHOW - FREE Tyler Texas Troupe

C venues vibrant vivacious variety a feast of international new work for our eighteenth fringe box office 0845 260 1234 online programme www.CtheFestival.com

Scottish Storytelling Centre,The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street • 0131 556 9579 • Grid Ref: D6

The Tyler Texas Troupe blend Americana literature and theatre with highlights from classic stories by Mark Twain. A four-song review between acts rounds out familyfriendly entertainment with a ballet of signed/sung lyrics. Aug 9: 15:45 (1hr 30mins) (FreeTicketed)

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MUSICAL MAGIC

Ben David Presents Martin Milnes

Bohemian Lyric Opera Company

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street • 0131 225 3847 • Grid Ref: D4

One man - two extraordinary voices. Unique vocal ability of a soprano and tenor. Come on a banterrific journey to experience classic musical and operetta numbers as you've never heard them before. See it to believe it!

Following our previous sell-out performances, the Bohemians return with a new production of 'magical' songs from musicals of stage, film and TV. The show includes all your favourites together with some lesser-known but equally 'magical' numbers!

Preview Aug 8: 21:15 (1hr 10mins) £6.00 Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:15 (1hr 10mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 10-13,18-20,25-27,31: 21:15 (1hr 10mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 18-19: 12:15 (1hr 10mins) £8.50 (£7.50) 34567 8

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MERMAN ON BROADWAY!

The American High School Theatre Festival

Joyous Pie Productions

Pilrig Studio, 1b Pilrig Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: A6

C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

This hilarious satire of the musical theatre masters - Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander & Ebb - combines five delightful musicals into one giant blockbuster. Real wit! Real charm! Great fun!

It's Ethel Merman's 100th birthday. In this unforgettable evening of belting out her hits, Dominic Mattos revives and pays tribute to Broadway's original brassy dame, singing standards from the likes of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. www.joyouspieproductions.co.uk

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The American High School Theatre Festival

DULOG

Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

C too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

Stephen Sondheim's most captivating show. The musical, uniquely running from end to beginning, depicts how an idealistic young student became the man he is today. 'At least three times as intriguing as most musicals' (Times). www.dulog.org.uk Aug 6-7,11,17,24-25: 21:05 (1hr 5mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 21:05 (1hr 5mins) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:05 (1hr 5mins) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Sparkling, melodic score by First-Nations Canadian composer retells Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale of a Chinese emperor who discovers music's transforming power and beauty through two birds - one plain yet elusive, the other flashy and mechanical. Aug 21: 14:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 23: 18:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 24: 12:20 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 25: 20:20 (1hr) £5.00 3456

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - ORIGINAL MUSIC WITH SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS

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'A Midsummer Night's Dream' as musical. Torrey Pines High School takes the band to a new level with original music by Michael Dashefsky. Aug 9,12: 16:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 10: 14:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 11: 10:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 3456

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THE MIKADO University of St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

A stylish, vibrant interpretation of that much-loved G&S opera, 'The Mikado', comes to Edinburgh. Enter the topsy-turvydom of 1920s Japan as the gentlemen's club of Titipu awaits the Emperor's arrival. Modified rapture: £7. Innocent merriment: priceless. Preview Aug 23: 17:40 (2hrs) £6.00 Aug 24-29: 17:40 (2hrs) £7.00 3456

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MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL Andy Jordan Productions Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

New comedy musical from famed writer of West End hit 'Lord of the Rings'. Gloriously gruesome tale of horrid murder and mayhem amidst showbiz glitterati on a private island. People are dying to see it! Are you? Preview Aug 7: 19:10 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 Aug 8-10,12-13,17,19-20,25-27: 19:10 (1hr 15mins) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-31: 19:10 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.50) 34567

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NOBODY DOES IT BETTER

PERFECT PITCH - IN CONCERT

Tempo Musical Productions

Perfect Pitch Musicals & Andy Barnes Productions

St Oswald's Hall, Montpelier Park • 0131 220 3234 • Grid Ref: H2

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

From Bacharach in 2008 to Bond in 2009! Tempo - back in cabaret mode! Featuring a unique compilation of spectacular James Bond themes ... with a twist! Presenting freshly shaken and stirred arrangements, we're licensed to thrill! www.tempo.org.uk

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NOR-MAL: A FAMILY MUSICAL OF HOPE AND SURVIVAL European premiere of fast-paced, 'feel-good [rock'n'roll] musical about a teenage girl with an eating disorder that impressively handles that difficult topic with sensitivity and welcome humor' (NY Post).

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London Gay Men's Chorus Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Putting the camp into campfire, the boys return to Edinburgh with their dazzling new show, 'Oklahomo!' It's Brokeback meets Broadway with a sparkling mix of song and wit.You've never seen the Wild West like this! 3456

Various Artists Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Throughout the festival, Perfect Pitch will present songs by different, emerging, British musical theatre writers, performed by Edinburgh casts, the writers themselves and special guest performers. Remember - you heard it here first! And it's free! www.perfectpitchmusicals.com Aug 7-30: 20:30 (45mins) (Free Non-ticketed)

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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Gilbert & Sullivan's classic comedy brought to joyous life by the company that brought you 'HMS Pinafore' (Fringe sell-out 2008) and 'Guilds' (SSSSS [ThreeWeeks, 2007]). Biting wit, beautiful songs and silly policemen abound! Aug 9-15: 20:30 (1hr 30mins) £10.00 (£7.00)

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Eltham College in Association With JustJohn

Bossa 3 Group (Gui Tavares, Maria O'Connell, Rogerio Correa)

C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

JustJohn return to the Fringe with a bold, big-hearted performance of Lionel Bart's marvellous score. Each of Dickens's loveable rogues touches the audience in this much-loved story of a malnourished urchin foolish enough to ask for ... more! Aug 16,22: 12:35 (1hr 50mins) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 17-18: 12:35 (1hr 50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 19-21: 12:35 (1hr 50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) 3456

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OKLAHOMO! FAR FROM KANSAS

Aug 16-22: 21:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00)

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Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

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Professional West End performers, live band and special guests present a concert of fantastic new musicals from the UK-wide Perfect Pitch development network, working with emerging British writers to develop and showcase promising new musicals.

Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

The love story of a rich girl and a beggar poet told through bossa nova music. A show full of Brazilian rhythm, sensuality and humour that evokes the atmosphere of a bar in Rio de Janeiro. Aug 10-14: 21:00 (45mins) £8.00 3456

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ONCE A POND. A TIME.

Indiskarf & Latina Pictures

The American High School Theatre Festival

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

Using dance and song, this epic musical fable tells the story of how two people from different worlds find love in a time when war is raging and people are enslaved. Aug 10: 12:15 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 Aug 11: 20:15 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 Aug 13: 10:15 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 Aug 15: 14:15 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 3456

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This hit comedy from Malta sees Stefan leaving his slutty fiancee to start afresh in America. Meeting Sanddy (with a double-D) he starts a new career, but can he save Martin Scoresleazy's beleaguered porn studio? www.thepornmusical.com Preview Aug 7: 21:05 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 8,10,12-13,17,19-20,25-27,31: 21:05 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 21:05 (1hr 15mins) £11.50 (£9.00) 34567

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QUEEN BIBI

ONE TOUCH OF VENUS Metal Monkey Theatre Company

Castoffs Youth Theatre Group

Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Rare chance to catch this hilarious, romantic musical comedy.A statue of the goddess of love comes to life, causing romantic chaos for a mild-mannered New York barber. Includes Kurt Weill's jazz classic 'Speak Low'.

Dictionaries at dawn! Queen (definition: female sovereign) Bibi (Punjab/Urdu name) battles archrival Paige Turner for the Miss Spellbound 2009 crown, family honour and pride. 'Castoffs always give me that fit to burst feeling' - SSSSS (FabulousMinge.blogspot.com).

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OVER THE THRESHOLD Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Infidelity might drive a couple apart ... but then so might monogamy! A professional West End cast brings you a new musical comedy full of love, confusion, passion and deceit. 'An evening of magic' (Montclarion). www.overthethreshold.co.uk

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Jomo Productions

Preview Aug 6-7: 17:30 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 Aug 8,10-13,18-20,25-27,31: 17:30 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:30 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 20-21: 12:15 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Damaged Okapi Productions, University of Warwick Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

In a magical world, three sisters journey to find their war-torn kingdom's only hope of survival. Will they succeed when hidden truths are revealed? With bewitching music and laughs for everyone, this exciting premiere should not be missed. Preview Aug 7: 13:10 (1hr 20mins) £6.00 Aug 8,10-13: 13:10 (1hr 20mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9,14-16: 13:10 (1hr 20mins) £9.50 (£8.50) 34567

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RAGTIME

Forth Children's Theatre Inverleith Church Hall, Inverleith Gardens, Ferry Road • 07794 144 372 • Grid Ref: A3

Award-winning FCT proudly presents the Scottish premiere of 'Ragtime'. Set in America at the turn of the last century, this epic musical is filled with show-stopping songs and inspirational characters. A must-see this Fringe! Aug 7-8,10-15: 19:30 (2hrs 15mins) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 8: 14:30 (2hrs 15mins) £6.00 Aug 15: 14:30 (2hrs 15mins) £10.00 (£9.00) 3456

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EUSOG Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

Following 2008's acclaimed production of 'Company' - SSSSS (Scotsman) EUSOG present the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Rent', a rock opera following a group of bohemian artistis in 1980s New York, struggling to cope with life, love and AIDS. www.rentfringe.co.uk

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The American High School Theatre Festival The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

Jonathan Larson's triumph comes to the Fringe through the extraordinarily talented students from Winston Churchill HS in Potomac, Maryland. This version has been edited by the rights holder to appeal to a wider audience, including younger teens. Aug 17,19: 16:15 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 Aug 21: 18:15 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 Aug 22: 12:15 (1hr 25mins) £5.00 3456

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St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

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Brand new musical about love and loss by Dutch students. The superb mix of drama and comedy and contemporary music, performed by a live orchestra, creates an unforgettable experience. English spoken. www.therepercussion.nl Aug 7-11: 14:45 (15mins) £6.00 Aug 12-14: 17:15 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 3456

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THE REX ROMAN PINK FLOYD SHOW CH Entertainment - Festival Highlights

Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

An unforgettable musical adventure featuring actor and air guitar hero Rex Roman. A brilliant cast performs alongside a stunning band playing Floyd classics. 'A must for comedy fans and Floyd fans alike' (BBC). www.rexroman.com Preview Aug 7: 22:15 (1hr 15mins) £7.00 Aug 8,11,13,17-18,20: 22:15 (1hr 15mins) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23: 22:15 (1hr 15mins) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 18: 14:30 (1hr 15mins) £12.50 (£11.50) 34567

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THE RINK Tempo Musical Productions St Oswald's Hall, Montpelier Park • 0131 220 3234 • Grid Ref: H2

Rare opportunity to see this Tony Award-winning musical! Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb ('Cabaret', 'Chicago'), book by Terrence McNally ('The Full Monty'). Tempo's dynamic and innovative production, with live band - and roller skates! www.tempo.org.uk Preview Aug 16: 20:35 (2hrs 5mins) £8.00 Aug 17-22: 20:35 (2hrs 5mins) £11.00 3456

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ROCKET SCIENCE One Academy Productions Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

In this hilarious anti-high school comedy, worlds are falling apart all over New Jersey. This is the story of Hal Hefner, life-long stutterer and oddball, and his determination to risk everything for the one he loves. Preview Aug 13: 15:15 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 Aug 17,24: 19:00 (1hr 30mins) £10.50 (£8.50) Aug 20,27: 15:15 (1hr 30mins) £10.50 (£8.50) 3456

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SIX WAYS

Frankenstein Pub

Sell a Door Theatre Company

Frankenstein Pub, 26 George IV Bridge • 0131 622 1818 • Grid Ref: E5

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Come up to the lab and see what's on the slab as Brad, Janet and Frank-N-Furter give in to absolute pleasure. Live performances and monstrous prizes, so dress to impress and prepare to be scared! Aug 12,19: 23:00 (2hrs) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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RUNAWAYS Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

'Runaways' is a musical about teenagers living on the streets. Performed by students from the award-winning LA County High School for the Arts, compelling monologues and lots of fun-filled, energetic songs and dances will touch your hearts. Aug 21,24: 16:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 22: 20:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 23: 12:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00

A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT Why Not? Musical Theatre Company The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

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Running Torch Theatre Company

Augustine's, 41 George IV Bridge • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

'Les Misérables' meets 'Pirates of the Caribbean' in this premiere of an exciting new musical. Swashbuckling adventure sweeps us to the Americas with an intriguing mix of mystery, sword-fighting danger, romance, comedy and compassion.

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The Space@Venue 45, 39 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D5

It's the 'Peanuts' posse in this family-friendly musical comedy. 'Brilliant, deserves each of its three exclamation marks' (Variety). Come join Snoopy on his kennel as he and the gang lap up love, laughter and life. Preview Aug 7: 10:35 (1hr 15mins) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 10,12,14,17,19,21: 10:35 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 (£5.00) 3456

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Stage By Stage Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row • 07816 671450 • Grid Ref: B3

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The American High School Theatre Festival Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

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A fresh, funny, award-winning 60s musical set in the Club A-Go-Go. Emotions run as high as the hemlines and chat-up lines are as cheesy as they come!

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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. www.selladoor.com

This hip, contemporary musical revue is about that one moment in time when a decision must be made, and there is no going back, for either better or worse.

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SWEENEY TODD Stage By Stage Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row • 07816 671450 • Grid Ref: B3

Sondheim's macabre masterpiece. 'Easily the best amateur production I have seen in a very long time' (Herald Express, Torquay). 'Flagship youth theatre' (Western Morning News). Aug 11-15: 14:00 (2hrs) £8.00 (£5.00) 3456

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SWEENEY TODD - THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Artfelt Theatre Company Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

Artfelt proudly brings you this very talented cast to the Fringe, with all its brilliant melodrama, horror and blood guaranteed to chill your soul one minute and make you laugh the next. Aug 7-23: 17:30 (1hr 45mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 34567

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TAKE OFF - THE MUSICAL Lightning Theatre Greenside, 1b Royal Terrace • 0131 557 2124 • Grid Ref: C6

'Forbidden Planet' meets 'Grease'! Comedy musical about love, betrayal, annoyed aliens and reluctant robots. Join Captain Dan and crew on a not-so-routine flight to Saturn. Musical favourites - and giant asparagus! Aug 10-15: 14:00 (1hr 30mins) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy combines lyrical musical and dance numbers, Commedia-style comedy, mystery, and romance to create an unforgettable feast for the eyes and ears. All ages. Don't miss. 'Magical!' (News Times).

Teenage boys share intimate adventures in a psychiatric hospital - Benny's attempted suicide, David's a hustler with the powers of a wolf? A psychosexual musical thriller based on Brad Fraser's play by Russell Labey ('New Boy') and Leon Parris.

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THEY STARTED HERE Chrisgrady.org & Musical Theatre @ George Square

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Musical Theatre @ George Square, George Square/Buccleuch Place • 0131 651 1292 • Grid Ref: F5

YOUNG AMERICANS

A programme of readings of original source material for classic musicals and early drafts of future musicals presented by members of the MT@GS 2009 company for a discerning audience to offer feedback and an early-morning welcome.

Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

Aug 13-16,19-23,27-30: 10:15 (1hr 15mins) £6.00 (£5.00)

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THE THING ABOUT MEN C, Chambers Street • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Joe DiPietro's whirlwind musical farce pushes the boundaries of love and relationships. Beautiful wife, handsome lover and jealous husband form an epic love triangle. If romantic comedy is your thing, you'll love this show. www.outofthebubble.co.uk Aug 5-7,11: 19:40 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 8-10,14-15: 19:40 (1hr) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 12-13: 19:40 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50)

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Three Chillies City Edinburgh, 1a Market Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: D5

Take three chillies, a splash of sass, a pinch of comedy, infuse spicy modern tunes with lashings of musical theatre and prepare to feast! Your appetite for the ultimate cabaret experience will be satisfied.

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VISION St Ives Youth Theatre Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

'Vision' tells the story of Bernadette and Lourdes like never before. In a bar, share her dramatic life through 17 rock and pop songs, as punks, goths and chavs take you on an exciting journey of ballads, jazz, comedy and pathos. Aug 8-15: 14:30 (1hr 45mins) £10.00 (£9.00) 3456

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ZOMBIE PROM Spotlites Theatre Company Presents Spotlites Youth Theatre Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall, 22 Hanover Street • 0131 220 5911 • Grid Ref: D4

Toffee dumps class bad boy, Jonny, who dives into nuclear waste! Emerging glowing: a teenage nuclear zombie, he's determined to take Toffee to the prom! Punchy, witty, 50s-style songs! Fun comedy! 'Phenomenal' - SSSSS (EdinburghGuide.com on 'Tommy'). www.spotlites.co.uk

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Preview Aug 14: 20:30 (1hr) £7.50 Aug 15-16,20-21: 20:30 (1hr) £15.00 (£10.00)

A musical that explores the intersection between American teenage life and rock music in every decade since the 1950s, with vignettes and musical numbers written and performed by nearly three dozen teenagers and featuring a live rock band. Aug 10,13: 18:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 16:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00 Aug 14: 12:15 (1hr 30mins) £5.00

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Smirnoff is the sponsor of the Underbelly and not any of the shows performing there

Abbey Church, High Street, North Berwick • 07500 772 720 • Grid Ref: C6

The irrepressible John Marshall guides his wonderful chorus in a thrilling programme including Zadok the Priest, the Vivaldi Gloria,V'adoro pupille, and Handel's G minor Oboe Concerto. With added instrumentalists and guest soloist. Magical!

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WHEN THE POPPIES BLOOM AGAIN Silvery Moon Productions St Mark's artSpace, 7 Castle Terrace • 0131 228 1155 • Grid Ref: E3

Salutes the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day with lively music hall-style blend of poignant reminiscences and sing-along songs. A true-life family tale links to 'It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow', which honours WWII. Aug 17-22,24-28: 12:30 (1hr 10mins) £7.00 (£5.00) 34567

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ACCIDENTAL NOSTALGIA Cynthia Hopkins With Jim Findlay and Jeff Sugg

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Daysleeper Productions

Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, off Lothian Road • 0131 228 1404 • Grid Ref: E3

The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson, 80 High Street • 0845 508 8316 • Grid Ref: E5

This captivating trip through the past is part meditation, part murder mystery. Driven by honky tonk music and stunning videoscapes, this piece will leave you singing the tunes and cyphering the plot for days after leaving the theatre.

Join Alice as she steps through the looking glass for a giant game of chess in a decadent world of Victorian vaudeville, magic and illusion, where reflections are not always as they seem.

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ACTING SUSPICIOUSLY King's Men The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson, 80 High Street • 0845 508 8316 • Grid Ref: E5

A new play by Ian Bradley. Failed Shakespearean actor Anthony Edge is not waving but drowning. And as his whole life flashes before his eyes, he is horrified to discover that he is not even in it.

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AN ACUTE PSYCHOTIC EPISODE (II) Making Connections Matter

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

Lynn Ruth Miller returns with more stories. Highlight of 2008's 'Another Side of the Mirror'.You owe it to yourself to hear this one-woman phenomenon: inspirational vignettes for everyone told by an exceptional storyteller. Aug 6-30: 15:45 (50mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Good-humoured, confessional, raw, honest and in parts shocking, Steve Walter's personal account of breakdown challenges common perceptions. For more details of his performance, with singer/songwriter Steve Antoni, and Fast Train Approaching ... visit www.makingconnectionsmatter.org.

Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

PreviewAug 8-9: 20:30 (1hr 20mins) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 10-16: 14:00 (1hr 20mins) £6.00 (£5.00)

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The Scottish Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery • 0131 663 7519 • Grid Ref: H6

Previous Fringe sell-out. Join Robert Burns in a lively journey through his life, loves and works.This amusing memoir features renditions of many of his famous poems and new arrangements of his songs. Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-29: 19:30 (1hr 15mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 3456 7

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AFTER CIRCLES Miscellany Theatre Productions Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

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Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road • 0131 447 0111 • Grid Ref: H2

Author Robert Fulghum lists lessons learned in kindergarten and explains how the world would be improved if adults adhered to the same rules as children. Aug 10: 11:15 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 Aug 12: 19:15 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 Aug 13: 15:15 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 Aug 14: 13:15 (1hr 10mins) £5.00

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The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

A woman sets out to make a pitch for loneliness.We can do everything alone. But is that noble? Is that cool? Is that desirable? An uplifting essay on loneliness that gets under your skin. www.clairefleury.com 3456

C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Sometimes the surreal can really make sense. One of Tom Stoppard's best farces. Absurdity, wit, tubas, ballroom dancers, bras and bumbling coppers.The brainiest romp you'll ever see. 'Theatre of surprise, with abounding and intricately concocted idiocies' (Guardian). Aug 19-21,26-28: 12:55 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 22-23,29-31: 12:55 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 24-25: 12:55 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) 34567

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AFTER MAGRITTE The Lincoln Company

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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. PreviewAug 6-7: 12:35 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 12:35 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:35 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11,18,24-25: 12:35 (1hr) £6.50

Dimond High School from Anchorage, Alaska brings you a truly American set of one-act plays.You'll love the humour in wordplay and situational comedy as this small group prove that timing is everything.

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Nine-year-old Rachel is not sweet, not delicate and not polite.With sidekick Hortense, she's on a mission to reach double figures.Will they make it? A darkly comic monologue for adults about being a child. www.tangramtheatre.co.uk PreviewAug 5-7: 12:55 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 12:55 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 12:55 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50) 345 6 7

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The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

Small-town scandal erupts in 1830s Germany when Parisian aristocrat Melanie marries the elderly Samuel Hahnemann.Witness courage, joy and devotion as Melanie recalls her struggle to preserve Samuel's legacy. Aug 26-30: 14:10 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 (£4.00) 3456

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AMADEUS Close Up Theatre Greenside, 1b Royal Terrace • 0131 557 2124 • Grid Ref: C6

Murder. Mediocrity. Mozart. Shaffer's masterpiece set in 18th-century Vienna. Court composer Salieri hunts and destroys the obscene, giggling genius of Mozart 'Beloved of God' ... Amadeus. Musically and dramatically ravishing. Sell-out shows 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. Aug 24-29: 11:15 (2hrs) £6.00 (£5.00) 3456

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AMADEUS Stage By Stage

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Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row • 07816 671450 • Grid Ref: B3

A sumptuous revival of Shaffer's classic tale of Mozart, malice and murder by the award-winning vocational training school.

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Pilrig Studio, 1b Pilrig Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: A6

Learn the untold story! See what they don't teach you in school about the history of America through the dreams, hopes and aspirations of great American women, as well as the roles they played in its formation. Aug 16: 14:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 17: 12:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 18: 16:30 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 19: 18:30 (1hr) £5.00 3456

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THE 'AMICABLE' SOLUTION Idle Hands Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

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Are you a sexual retard? Andy is. He's a zebra male surrounded by alphas. Is his wife, Pam, doomed? Or will a gibbon do? Can they find an amicable solution? PreviewAug 6: 20:40 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12,20,26: 20:40 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 10,14,16,22,28,30: 20:40 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 18,24: 20:40 (1hr) £6.50 3456

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Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

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'AND THEN HE SAID ... ' In a Pickle Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

Is your PA a literature PhD? Did that posh bloke really grow up on a council estate? We won't try to change your mind.This series of vignettes simply asks you to take another look. 3456

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The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Latimer has lost his reflection after three years in solitary confinement. On release he must search for an elusive identity. His reintegration and the consequences for those closest to him play out against shifting optical illusions. www.luxlucisproductions.com

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ANIMAL,VEGETABLE OR MINERAL? - FREE Dorothy Key/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Argyle, 15-17 Argyle Place • 0131 221 9759 • Grid Ref: H5

Free festival. A dynamic show considering conformity, the individual and what it is to be part of a society.Whether you are an animal, vegetable, mineral, or all three, it's always better to be yourself. Aug 16-22: 18:15 (40mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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The Sociable Plover One bird, two blokes, big trouble... Guy Masterson & Tim Whitnall star in a masterful, darkly comic thriller about passion, revenge and weatherproofs. "Dark, tender... a triumph!" (Time Out) "Hugely entertaining... Profound & funny" (What's On)

ANGLE OF INCIDENCE Lux Lucis Productions

PreviewAug 7-8: 14:50 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 9-13,16-18,20,23-27,30: 14:50 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 14:50 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50)

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The women of Jane Austen are cleverly deconstructed in a masterfully distilled, artfully observed compendium. A rich concoction of some of literature's most famous female characters. Rebecca Vaughan is directed by Guy Masterson.

Two women are in prison for killing children. One is optimistic that she will be released.The other is consumed by a sense of injustice. Directed by Sharon Maughan.

Aug 10-15: 13:30 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00)

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AND ALL THE CHILDREN CRIED The New End Theatre

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Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea Explosive Palestinian-British theatre alchemy, weaving drama, dance, ¿lm, soulful live music and 5000 shoes, conjuring “A harrowing journey into a very modern heart of darkness.” (The Stage) Justin Butcher & Ahmed Masoud co-write & direct.

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14:30 - 15:45 On eS ho wO nly !

Justin Butcher returns for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY in his 2008 smash. "A masterpiece of solo, magic realism, impeccably written, perfectly performed!" (British Theatre Guide) "Superbly Inventive!" (The Spectator). Directed by Guy Masterson.

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bookings: 0131 623 3030 or www.assemblyfestival.com

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Guy Masterson's Edinburgh 2009 Season is proudly supported by Festival Flats - Accommodating the Festivals for 25 years

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ANTIGONE Downe House

Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

You've chosen life - I've chosen death! Freedom from tyranny? A meaningless gesture that will be forgotten a moment after or an unescapable destiny that leaves you with no choice at all? One thing is certain; there are no easy answers ... Aug 24-29: 13:20 (1hr 15mins) £5.50 (£3.50) 3456

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Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace • 0131 220 6109 • Grid Ref: E4

What is really worth dying for? A brother? A principle? A god? A nation? Awardwinning EGTG presents Owen McCafferty's powerful contemporary adaptation of Sophocles' classic that questions whether there can be a winner when two intractable wills collide. Aug 17-22: 20:15 (1hr 20mins) £8.00 3456

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ART Article19 in Association With LCubed C central, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: D5

Tensions rise when Serge shows his friends his new, very expensive, all-white painting. Rational debate quickly descends into a breakdown of tears, punches, nibbles and stationery.Yasmina Reza's award-winning comedy about art, friendship and judgement. Aug 7,11,17-18,24-25: 22:10 (1hr 15mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 22:10 (1hr 15mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 22:10 (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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ART HOUSE Tangram Theatre Company The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

When brilliant painter Charlie fakes her death for fame and fortune, younger sibling Viva becomes her only lifeline to the world outside - with terrifying consequences. Award-winning Tangram presents a revenge thriller from Australia's brightest new playwright. www.tangramtheatre.co.uk Preview Aug 7-8: 15:00 (1hr) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 9-10,12-13,16-17,19-20,23-24,26-27,30-31: 15:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 15:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50) 34567

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ARTHUR FOWLER'S ALLOTMENT - FREE Coo Promotions/Laughing Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street • 0131 667 7533 Grid Ref: F6

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Anything grows! A laid-back and leafy luncheon of original performance outside: magic, scenes, sketches and music plus highlights of the Fringe! Raining? The show will go on! Wet sandwiches and warm wellies. www.freefestival.co.uk Aug 8,15,22,29: 12:00 (1hr) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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THE ASSASSINATION OF PARIS HILTON Racked Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

It's gonna be hot. 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. Preview Aug 13: 15:00 (30mins) & 17:00 (30mins) £5.00 Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 15:00 (30mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,27-30: 17:00 (30mins) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 18-20,24-26: 15:00 (30mins) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 18-20,24-26: 17:00 (30mins) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 21-22,28-29: 00:10 (30mins) £10.00 (£8.00) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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AS YOU WERE The Bridge Sweet Grassmarket, Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: E4

A raw, truthful verbatim piece about the effects of conflict. From war veterans to child soldiers, real words are fused with arresting physicality. An explosive collaboration: Nathan Curry (Tangled Feet) directs graduating students from famous BRIT school. Preview Aug 7: 13:00 (45mins) £5.00 Aug 8-16,18-23: 13:00 (45mins) £7.00 (£5.00) 34567

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AUDIENCE - MICHAEL FRAYN Crash Bang Wallop Theatre Company

BABAYAGA BONY LEGS 3BUGS Fringe Theatre

Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

Set in a theatre auditorium, Frayn cleverly observes what's funny about audiences. The play descends into chaos as the audience show a lack of theatre etiquette, with the writer present. A cleverly crafted, laugh-a-minute comedy.

A Russian folktale told in the dark. A witch with iron teeth. A girl with a kind heart. Open your imagination to a performance engaging all five of your senses. A family show: hearing is believing.

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Glasgow baggage handler hero - folk philosopher.The man with a thousand opinions: sets aboot ye! World crisis? What would John Smeaton do? 'The new Braveheart' (New York Times). 'They're on their feet for Smeat!' (Sun). Aug 17-23,25-30: 23:25 (1hr) £12.00 (£11.00) 34567

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AULD REEKIE TOURS HAUNTED UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE Auld Reekie Haunted Underground Experience Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground City Experience, Meet outside Tron Kirk, 122 High Street • 0131 557 4700 • Grid Ref: E5

One of the scariest places in the world. Visit Edinburgh's 1700s underground legendary haunted vault, working witchcraft temple, medieval torture exhibition, ending in Nicol Edwards, Scotland's most haunted pub. www.auldreekietours.com Aug 7-29: Tours leave 10:30-17:30 every 60 mins on the half hour (50mins) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-29: Tours leave 18:00-21:00 every 60 mins on the hour (1hr 15mins) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-29: Tours leave 21:30-23:30 every 30 mins (1hr 30mins) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-29: 00:00 (1hr 30mins) £12.00 (£10.00)

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AULD SANGS AND NEW RHYMES - THE LIFE OF BURNS Leitheatre St Serf's Church and Hall, Clark Road/Ferry Road, Goldenacre • 0131 467 7185 • Grid Ref: A3

Celebrating the bard's 250th anniversary. Dramatised life of Robert Burns with live music, songs and poems by a company who have been entertaining audiences with Burns shows for 30 years. Aug 8,10-15,17-21: 19:30 (2hrs 30mins) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 22: 14:30 (2hrs 30mins) £9.00 (£7.00) 34567

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AUSTEN'S WOMEN Guy Masterson - Theatre Tours International Assembly @ George Street, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

Austen reconstructed! Jane Austen, a woman ahead of her time, created some of literature's most celebrated characters and defined her era. But have things really changed? Experience her 'two inches of ivory'. Rebecca Vaughan directed by Guy Masterson. PreviewAug 6: 11:15 (1hr 10mins) £8.00 Aug 7-13,18-20,24-27,31: 11:15 (1hr 10mins) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 11:15 (1hr 10mins) £13.00 (£11.00)

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'AUTO-DA-FE' BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Fired Up Productions The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson, 80 High Street • 0845 508 8316 • Grid Ref: E5

Watch intensely tragic humorous conflict flare in old New Orleans between a zealous mother with her self-destructive son struggling with sexual and religious obsession, guilt, moral corruption. Southern Gothic! PreviewAug 7: 19:15 (30mins) £5.00 (£3.00) Aug 8,10-15,17-22: 19:15 (30mins) £6.00 (£4.00) Aug 24-25: 22:00 (30mins) £6.00 (£4.00) 34567

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AVERSE TO PERSONAL PUBLICITY Mercators Diverse Attractions, Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket • 0131 225 8962 • Grid Ref: E4

A tribute to the Brontës.The Mercators review the lives and works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. How did such retiring ladies come to write novels such as 'Jane Eyre', 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Agnes Grey'? Aug 17-22: 17:30 (1hr 15mins) £7.00 (£6.00) 3456

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BALLAD OF THE SKULL FAIRY The Stealth Fantasmic Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

A mighty rollicking phantasmagoria of murder, betrayal, good, evil, skulls, tibias, giant squids, arm-flailing, and obscene poems from the West Country! From the creators of 'Bouncy Castle Hamlet'. 'Genius' (Metro). 'Triumphant success' (Guardian). Hurray! PreviewAug 6-7: 23:00 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13: 23:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-15: 23:00 (1hr) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11: 23:00 (1hr) £6.50 3456

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BALLOON BOUTIQUE Scratchbuilt Productions C too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

Puppetry, masks, extreme balloon modelling. Start from nothing. Become everything. Then pop, wither or simply float away! A stunning piece of physical theatre for all ages, directed by John Wright, co-founder of Trestle. 'Great fun' (List). www.scratchbuilt.org.uk Aug 6-7,11,17-18,24-25: 14:00 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,15-16,22-23,29-30: 14:00 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 12-14,19-21,26-28: 14:00 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C)

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BANE Whitebone Productions Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Bruce Bane is a hired hand that gets the job done. Join Bane as he works his way through the city in this dark comedic tale of revenge. One-man film noir parody with live music. PreviewAug 5-7: 15:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,24-27,31: 15:00 (1hr) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 15:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.50)

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BARFLIES Grid Iron Traverse@ The Barony, 81-85 Broughton Street • 0131 228 1404 • Grid Ref: C5

Adapted from stories by Charles Bukowski. Join multi-award-winning Grid Iron for a visceral look at the pains and glories of drunkenness with the world's most dedicated barfly. Enjoy Grid Iron responsibly. 'The magicians of site-specific theatre' (Observer). PreviewAug 7: 15:00 (1hr 15mins) £11.00 (£5.00) Aug 8-13,16-20,23-27,30-31: 15:00 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 24-25: 12:00 (1hr 15mins) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) 34567

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BARRY PULL YOUR FINGER OUT! Footlights Harry Porter Prize Winner Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances Cowgate and Victoria St) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

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 ... PreviewAug 6-7: 16:35 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 16:35 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 16:35 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 16:35 (1hr) £6.50 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

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BASILDON BLONDE Denise Van Outen Udderbelly's Pasture, Bristo Square • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: F5

Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, off Lothian Road • 0131 228 1404 • Grid Ref: E3

West End and Broadway diva,TV star, fashion icon, Essex girl. Denise will sing and talk all things peroxide, channelling her favourite blondes - from Dolly to Dusty to Duffy.Top tunes.Top jokes. Blondes have more fun - official. PreviewAug 6-7: 17:50 (1hr 5mins) £6.50 Aug 8,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: 17:50 (1hr 5mins) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:50 (1hr 5mins) £14.50 (£13.50) 3456 7

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THE BAY Fragments C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E5

Witness the breakdown of a New Age travelling community as events spiral out of control. Based on a true story. Performed with stunning physical sequences. Directed by Shane Dempsey and written by Hannah Burke. www.fragments.ie Aug 5-7,11,17-18: 18:00 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 8-10,14-16: 18:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 12-13,19: 18:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) 345 6

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Romance, revenge and rare groove rage in Che Walker and Arthur Darvill's neonsoaked musical. Premiered at London's Young Vic, the cast includes singing sensation, Omar. Smarten up and experience the soul/funk powerhouse of 'Been So Long'. PreviewAug 7: 19:00 (2hrs) £11.00 (£5.00) PreviewAug 8: 10:30 (2hrs) £11.00 (£5.00) Aug 9: 16:30 (2hrs) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 11,20,25: 19:15 (2hrs) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 12,16: 10:15 (2hrs) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 13,18,27: 12:45 (2hrs) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 14,28: 15:45 (2hrs) £18.00 (£12.00) Aug 15,29: 19:15 (2hrs) £18.00 (£12.00) Aug 19,23: 15:45 (2hrs) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) Aug 21: 10:00 (2hrs) £18.00 (£12.00) Aug 22: 12:45 (2hrs) £18.00 (£12.00) Aug 26,30: 10:00 (2hrs) £16.00 (£11.00) (£5.00 U) 34567

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BEGGARS BELIEF Out of the Window Productions C cubed, Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

BEACHY HEAD Analogue/The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich/Escalator East to Edinburgh Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: F5

Fusing text, animation and physical performance, this follow-up to Analogue's 2007 Fringe First-winning hit 'Mile End' - 'Neuron-firing, emotionally hot-wired theatre' (Metro) - explores the ripple effects of one man's decision to take his life. www.analogueproductions.co.uk PreviewAug 5-7: 17:25 (1hr 20mins) £5.00 Aug 8-13,18-20,25-27: 17:25 (1hr 20mins) £8.00 (£6.50) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 17:25 (1hr 20mins) £9.00 (£7.50) 345 6 7

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The Vault, 11 Merchant Street • 0131 510 0022 • Grid Ref: E5

World premiere of a darkly beautiful new play. Moving images and live performance combine to tell the poetic tale of the artist and his muse. Lose yourself in this lyrical, inventive and lustful love story. 34567 8

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BE BOP A LULA Weiner,Torres, Pluckrose & Sweet Entertainments Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place or Lady Lawson Street • 0870 241 0136 • Grid Ref: F4

1960: Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent tour England and meet two English small-town girls ...That night Eddie has a premonition of his early death, and everyone's life changes forever ... New musical play by Rex Weiner. PreviewAug 16: 20:00 (1hr 20mins) £5.00 Aug 17-20,24-27: 20:00 (1hr 20mins) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 21-23,28-30: 20:00 (1hr 20mins) £10.00 (£8.50) 34567

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THE BEIGE ADVENTURES OF AY AND BEE Callow The Spaces @ Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson St • 0845 508 8515 • Grid Ref: E6

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BE MY EYES Fine Chisel Theatre Company The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson, 80 High Street • 0845 508 8316 • Grid Ref: E5

One person's late is another's missing. One person's missing is another's found. Playing with perspective, 'Be My Eyes' is a fresh, funny and thoughtful exploration of how we receive and interpret stories. Dynamic, rousing theatre, featuring original music. www.finechisel.co.uk PreviewAug 7-8: 16:05 (50mins) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 10-15,17-22,24-29: 16:05 (50mins) £7.00 (£6.00) 34567

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BESIDE MYSELF Chiaki Yamauchi

BECOMING MARILYN Ronnie Dorsey Productions/Scamp Theatre Assembly @ George St, Assembly Rooms, 54 George St • 0131 623 3030 • Grid Ref: D4

'Don't tell me I'm dead.The evening's just beginning'. Norma Jeane meets Marilyn Monroe in this sparkling, powerful and fascinating portrait of an icon.With Issy Van Randwyck (Fascinating Aida) directed by Gareth Armstrong. www.scamptheatre.com PreviewAug 6-7: 15:10 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 8-16,18-31: 15:10 (1hr) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 6-7,11,17,24-25: 18:35 (1hr) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 18:35 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 18:35 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50)

Forget characters in search of an author, these are after set, motivation, crew ... beers. Adventure through life, the universe, and how to get away with wearing a carrot costume to work. Info: www.hclarecallow.com/ayandbee.

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PreviewAug 8-9: 21:55 (1hr 10mins) £5.00 (£3.50) Aug 10-16,18-23,25-31: 20:40 (1hr 10mins) £7.50 (£6.00)

Ed's just been visited by God, which is confusing, him being an atheist; Helen's found out her boyfriend's a cheat; and Tom's wondering why Harriet hasn't arrived to play a very awkward game of Monopoly. Naturally, a comedy.

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The Space on the Mile @ Jury's Inn (V260), 43 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D6

Self discovery story of a hapa girl in a multi-racial society, written during the 1992 LA riots by Amy Hill. Follows last year's 'Tokyo Bound' - SSSS (ThreeWeeks.co.uk). Performed by Chiaki Yamauchi, directed by Verona Chard. Aug 17-22,24-29: 12:50 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00)

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THE BEST OF JOHN BETJEMAN Lance Pierson

C cubed, Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile • 0845 260 1234 • Grid Ref: E4

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street • 0131 226 0000 • Grid Ref: E3

The Jolly Milkman in Association With Hartshorn-Hook Productions Dark, comedic shorts showcasing new British writers in their element. As we move between daydreams, nightmares and fairy tales, sit back on our comfy pillows with free Fairtrade cocoa. It's about time there were 'Bedtime Stories' for grown-ups. www.thejollymilkman.com Aug 6-7,11,17,24-25: 21:45 (50mins) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 21:45 (50mins) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 21:45 (50mins) £8.50 (£7.50)

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He was a conservationist, television personality and best-selling poet. 25 years after he passed away, Betjeman remains a national treasure. His life story and best poems brought to life by actor Lance Pierson. www.lancepierson.org Aug 17-19,21-22: 13:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 17-23: 18:00 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 20,23: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00 (£7.00) 3456

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BEWARE OF THE DOGS Relentless Theatre Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 556 0444 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: E5

Relentless Theatre debuts an explosion of incendiary politics and pop culture aesthetics: a 'Dispatches' meets 'Kill Bill' attack on patriarchy.The war is faceless.The stories are real. And you will remember her. Aug 8-9: 12:20 (30mins) (Free Non-ticketed) 3456

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A twisted re-imagining of 'Macbeth', brought to life in the glitz of Hollywood's golden age. 'Big Mac' is a darkly comic tale of shattered dreams, sure to delight and shock. Smart new writing, effortlessly theatrical, deadly funny. Aug 17-23: 13:20 (1hr) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ6.50) 3456

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BILLY BUDD KCS Theatre Company C too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace â&#x20AC;˘ 0845 260 1234 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: E4

Billy Budd, the handsome sailor, is purely good but the victim of pure evil. Herman Melville's tale of life aboard a British warship tells of vicious treachery and merciless discipline. A tale of devastating power and pathos. Aug 16,22: 16:40 (1hr 40mins) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) (ÂŁ6.50 C) Aug 17-18: 16:40 (1hr 40mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) (ÂŁ4.50 C) Aug 19-21: 16:40 (1hr 40mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50) (ÂŁ5.50 C) 3456

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Menopause madness, mid-life crisis, facing mortality? Losing your mind? Loved ones? Relevance? Laugh with Lisa Wilson in her witty, heartfelt, one-person journey into the scariest part of growing up. PreviewAug 7-8: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 10-12,17-19: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.50) Aug 13-15,20-21: 19:00 (1hr 15mins) ÂŁ8.00 (ÂŁ6.50) 34567

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Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Place â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 225 9893 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: F5

Carol Tambor Award/Fringe First nominees with new and engaging 10 minute plays from the world's talented writers. Exciting characters/scenarios from history and present day! Free croissants, strawberries and coffee. SSSSS previews (FringeReview.co.uk). PreviewAug 6-8: 16:00 (55mins) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 10-15,17-22,24-29: 10:15 (55mins) ÂŁ9.50 3456 7

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THE BITTER BELIEF OF COTRONE THE MAGICIAN Andrea Cusumano-CeSDAS Sweet in the Firth of Forth, Join Boat from Leith Newhaven Harbour/Ferry Landing, (c25 min to mystery island) Buses 7,10,11,16 â&#x20AC;˘ 0870 241 0136 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: A6

Stunning, visionary reinvention of Pirandello, set in the most amazing location in Edinburgh. Cruise to Cotrone's Mystery Island in the Firth of Forth and be mesmerized by this post-surrealistic theatre fairy tale ... www.cotronemagician.blogspot.com Aug 8-16: 19:30 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ25.00 (ÂŁ20.00) 34567

   

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BITTER KISS GOODNIGHT The Young Actors Company Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Place â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 225 9893 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: F5

Christmas Eve, 1959. Orson Welles' 'A Touch of Evil' has graced the silver screen, effectively ending the classic period of film noir.This is echoed in the life of detective Frank Greene and his final case. www.theyoungactorscompany.com Aug 24-29: 16:00 (1hr) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.00) 3456

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SMIRNOFF UNDERBELLY 6 - 30 AUGUST 17.45 (18.45) BOX OFFICE 0844 545 8252

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BLACK SWANS - FREE Goldsmiths Drama Society/Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson St â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 667 7533 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: F6

One family, five underground leaders. Set in a surreal post-recession Britain, 'Black Swans' takes the question of power to the extreme.Through poetry, prose and vocal harmony, this self-written play promises to challenge and provoke.

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THE BLAME GAME Queen Mary Theatre Company The Space@Venue 45, 39 Jeffrey Street â&#x20AC;˘ 0845 508 8387 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: D5

Jasper and Charlie have been evicted; join them on this not-so-epic quest to discover why. Surrounded by surreal characters, Charlie finds it hard to get the sympathy he deserves as Jasper trains his Pokemon! PreviewAug 17: 19:40 (45mins) ÂŁ3.00 (ÂŁ2.50) Aug 18,21: 20:40 (45mins) ÂŁ4.00 (ÂŁ3.00) Aug 20: 19:40 (45mins) ÂŁ4.00 (ÂŁ3.00) Aug 25,28: 19:10 (45mins) ÂŁ4.00 (ÂŁ3.00) Aug 26,29: 20:10 (45mins) ÂŁ4.00 (ÂŁ3.00)

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BOB'S DATE NUTS C soco, Chambers Street and Cowgate â&#x20AC;˘ 0845 260 1234 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: E5

Bob's first date in two years - he's a mess! Will Libido and Nerves destroy Logic's well-laid plans? Or how about when love-at-first-sight awakens Emotion and past love threatens disaster? Will Bob keep it together? Aug 5-7,11,17-18: 12:30 (50mins) ÂŁ7.50 (ÂŁ6.50) Aug 8-10,15-16,22: 12:30 (50mins) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.50) Aug 12-14,19-21: 12:30 (50mins) ÂŁ8.50 (ÂŁ7.50)

     

    

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BOLLOCKS Sell a Door

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The Spaces on the Mile @ The Radisson, 80 High Street â&#x20AC;˘ 0845 508 8316 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: E5

'Bollocks' is a dark comedy which exposes the modern day issues of family, sex, violence, war, and the need to be loved. Aug 26-29: 20:00 (1hr 30mins) ÂŁ7.00 (ÂŁ5.00) 3456

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THE BONE HOUSE Village Theatre Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) â&#x20AC;˘ 08445 458 252 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: E5

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Eugene Crowley tells the story of serial killer Midnight Cowboy.With help from a surviving witness, we're led into the mind of a killer whose modus operandi is to commit his murders in front of an audience. PreviewAug 6-7: 23:35 (1hr) ÂŁ6.00 Aug 8,12-13,19-20,26-27: 23:35 (1hr) ÂŁ9.50 (ÂŁ8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 23:35 (1hr) ÂŁ10.50 (ÂŁ9.50) Aug 11,18,24-25: 23:35 (1hr) ÂŁ6.50

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BONGO CLUB CABARET Bongo Club Cabaret The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 557 2827 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: E6

Rhymes With Purple present the Fringe's most infamous cabaret! Every night is a new mix of the best comedy, theatre, circus and burlesque from across the festival. 'I love the Bongo Club Cabaret' - SSSSS (Scotsman).

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'BOOK OF DAYS' BY LANFORD WILSON The American High School Theatre Festival Pilrig Studio, 1b Pilrig Street â&#x20AC;˘ 0131 226 0000 â&#x20AC;˘ Grid Ref: A6

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In a small American midwest town, greed, ambition, loss, religion and lies combine in the aftermath of a devastating tornado.The play centres on a murder (or was it?) in a dysfunctional 'Our Town'.

box office hotline 0845 260 1234 online booking www.CtheFestival.com

Aug 16,21: 16:20 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 17: 18:20 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ5.00 Aug 20: 14:20 (1hr 10mins) ÂŁ5.00

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BURN Second Skin Theatre

The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance • 0131 662 6892 • Grid Ref: F6

Underbelly, 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) • 08445 458 252 • Grid Ref: E5

Titus plans to escape the stifling ritual of home - risky when you live in Gormenghast ... 'Inspired puppetry, movement and live music' (Scotsman) plus an exploded armchair bring Mervyn Peake's hidden gem of classic fantasy to life. PreviewAug 7-8: 20:45 (1hr) £6.00 Aug 9-13,16-20: 20:45 (1hr) £8.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-15,21-22: 20:45 (1hr) £9.00 (£8.50) 34567

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PreviewAug 6-7: 18:10 (50mins) £6.00 Aug 8,12-13,20,26-27: 18:10 (50mins) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,14-16,21-23,28-30: 18:10 (50mins) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11,17-18,24-25: 18:10 (50mins) £6.50

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BREAKFAST WITH BURNS Henderson's Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street • 0131 225 2131 • Grid Ref: D4

What better way to start your day than with this funny, poignant and fast-moving tribute to the ploughman poet who conquered the world! Breakfast included in the price of your ticket. www.hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk Aug 3-8,10-15,17-22,24-29,31-Sep 5: 10:00 (1hr) £10.00

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 and inspired by Sartre.

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BURTON Miles Productions Venue 13, Lochend Close, Canongate • 07074 201313 • Grid Ref: D6

Vividly presenting the life of the great Welsh actor from humble beginnings to Hollywood megastar. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant, often hilarious one-man show.

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A BRITISH SUBJECT Pleasance and Nichola McAuliffe

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Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance • 0131 556 6550 • Grid Ref: E6

Mirza Tahir Hussain, a British subject, spent 18 years on Rawlapindi Central Jail's death row for the murder of a taxi driver.The Daily Mirror's Don Mackay was the only journalist to visit him in that time ... PreviewAug 5-7: 14:00 (1hr) £5.00 Aug 8-10,12-13,17,19-20,24-27: 14:00 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 14-16,21-23,28-30: 14:00 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.00) 345 6 7

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BROCANTE SONORE:THE MECHANICIANS Zic Zazou Amidst tangled pipework and toolboxes, nine 'rude mechanicals' use hoses, drills, even vin rouge as instruments. Echoes of Tati, Zappa, Chaplin, Pierre Henry, Roudoudou, Edgare Varese. 'An enterprise full of freshness, joy and virtuosity' (Le Figaro). Aug 16,21-23,28-31: 19:30 (1hr) £11.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 17-18,24-25: 19:30 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 19-20,26-27: 19:30 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C)

BROKEN HOLMES Semper Theatre

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BULLY Richard Fry Welcome return of Richard Fry's five-star, sell-out, gripping tour de verse. 'A deeply moving and edifying study of the human condition' (Fest Magazine). 'Fry has a captivating talent' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'See this now' (British Theatre Guide).

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Edinburgh Sports Club, 7 Belford Place • 0131 332 0088 • Grid Ref: D1

An eclectic mix of comedy, music, poetry, film all bound together in a classic revue format. 'Enjoy late night entertainment, feast on Bain's famous pies and quaff a pint of Deuchars IPA' (Geriatric Squash Monthly).

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The Space@Venue 45, 39 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D5

In a cafe with 27 men, all the men she's ever slept with, in walks someone new ... Smouldering Jacklyn Bassanelli and pianist Saso Vollmaier create a cinematographic, surreal tale about love, lust, a sparrow and a magpie. www.thekidsare.com

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This racing reworking of Chaucer's classic stories, set in the Cabbage and Snail, is a funny, feel-good romp. Free drink with your ticket, so come join the pilgrims on their wild, saucy and musical journey. PreviewAug 7: 17:15 (1hr) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 10,13-14,17,19,22: 17:15 (1hr) £7.00 (£6.00) 3456

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Seven pilgrims unite in Southwark and 'shorten their way' with tales of swyving, adventure and some very naughty chickens. Join Geoff Chaucer and fellowship in this critically acclaimed stage adaptation, and make your way ... to Canterbury! www.tocanterbury.co.uk Aug 6-7,11,17,24-25: 18:45 (1hr) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 8-10,14-16,21-23,28-31: 18:45 (1hr) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 12-13,19-20,26-27: 18:45 (1hr) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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THE CANTERBURY TALES Tabard Productions

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Bristo Square • 0131 622 6552 • Grid Ref: F5

Aug 8-9,11-15,18-22,24-25,27-29: 21:00 (1hr) £6.50

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The Space@Venue 45, 39 Jeffrey Street • 0845 508 8387 • Grid Ref: D5

Sherlock Holmes investigates a duke's murder. But the real mystery is, why does an intelligent, sensitive soul like Watson stay in a relationship with an abusive, egotistical drug addict? A farcical parody of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.

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