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Keep an eye out for the Deuchars venue boards

Fringe on the Royal Mile, supported by RBS.

We like to think that as well as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, supporting events such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Royal Highland Show and the Edinburgh International Book Festival helps makes Edinburgh a more colourful place.


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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

Introduction

Kath M Mainland

Chief Executive Festival Fringe Society Ltd

Welcome to the 2010 Fringe Programme. This is the 64th time that the wonderful city of Edinburgh has hosted the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the greatest show on earth. The programme about to unfold before you is truly mind blowing. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest, most energetic, most brilliant festival in the world. Entirely open-access, it is brought to you by thousands of dedicated, talented, driven and creative performers, producers, venue managers and artists of all art-forms, from all across the world. Our programme cover highlights this principle of open access – created from ideas tweeted by Fringe followers and drawn live by brilliant illustrator Johanna Basford during a two day twitter extravaganza. So, just like the Fringe itself, it was the result of a huge collaboration involving anyone and everyone who wanted to take part.

Fringe Staff Operations Kath M Mainland, Chief Executive, Claire Daly, Office and Retail Manager, Kelly Ling, Administrative Assistant, Sally Jones, PA to the Chief Executive, Tim Hawkins, IT Project Manager Karl Davies, IT Technician Finance Lynn Taylor, Financial Accountant Participant Services Christabel Anderson, Head of Participant Services, Barry Church-Woods, Venues and Companies Manager, Louise Oliver, Participant Development Coordinator External Affairs Neil Mackinnon, Head of External Affairs Marketing and Sponsorship Alan Gibson, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship, Adam James, Development Officer, Javier Olea, Sponsorship and Events Officer Box Office Staff (Red 61) Tony Davey, Managing Director, Red 61, Ann Russell, Systems Support Manager, José Ferran, Box Office Manager Programme Production Martin Chester, Publications Manager, Sally Davidge, Finance Administrator, Sandra Garner, Assistant Programme Manager, James C J Anderson, Advertising Coordinator, Andy Meldrum, Venue and Map Coordinator, Alan Gordon, Victoria Jones, Megan Bradbury, Tigho Ayovuare, Nick Jarvis and Jenny Peebles, Production Assistants, Ginie Naisby, Typesetter

And there truly is something for everyone at the Fringe, whether you’re from Edinburgh or are travelling to the festival from further afield, whether this is your first time at the Fringe or whether you’re one of the many, many festival stalwarts. So, enjoy reading this programme, enjoy discovering the funny, moving, challenging, enlightening and entertaining shows the Fringe has to offer, enjoy this beautiful, historic city, and above all enjoy the festival. The Fringe is about discovery, and you’re in for a treat!

Kath M Mainland Chief Executive

Contents Guide to the Fringe . ................... 2 Children’s Shows ........................ 8 Comedy . ....................................... 20 dance & phyisical theatre . .. 142 Events ......................................... 156 Exhibitions ................................ 166 Music ........................................... 172 Musicals and Opera ............... 208 Theatre ....................................... 222 Venue Guide . ............................. 309 Index ........................................... 328 Fringe PLANNER ......................... 341 DEUCHARS MAPS ........................ 344

Campaign design by Whitespace, illustrations by Johanna Basford. Printed by Artisan Press, Leicester The Festival Fringe Society Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in Scotland (No SC 046605). Registered Charity No SC 002995. Its policy is determined by a board of directors elected at the AGM in August. The Society’s policy is for 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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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Box Office

Booking advice

Online: edfringe.com; book online 24-hours a day, seven days a week starting from 08:00 11 June

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded except in the event of a show cancellation.

In person at 180 High Street: 11 June 08.00-20:00 12-19 June (daily) 10:00-18:00 21 June-17 July (Monday-Saturday) 12:00-15:00 19 July-1 August (daily) 10:00-18:00 02-30 August (daily) 10:00-21:00

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.

The Fringe Box Office is the only place to get tickets for every show appearing on the Fringe. Bookings open 11 June. There are three easy ways to book your tickets:

Over the phone on 0131 226 0000: 11 June 08:00-20:00 12-19 June (daily) 10:00-18:00 21 June-17 July (Monday-Saturday) 10:00-18:00 19 July -1 August (daily) 10:00-18:00 02 -30 August (daily) 09:00-21:00 Ticket Collections: 02-30 August (daily) 09:00-21:00 and all times the Box Office is open.

Visit us on the web Avoid the Box Office queues and book your tickets online at our secure website – while you’re there you can get up to date Fringe news and choose your next show by browsing for reviews from critics and punters. www.edfringe.com

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.

Latecomers may not be admitted.

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.

Customers with disabilities 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 309. 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.

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Show Listings Show title

Johanna Basford – Illustration

Performer or Company name

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Show information

U Universal: no age guidance J PG for children with parents’ approval.

Festival Fringe Society

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Venue information Details of how to find the venue – more information is available in the Venues section at the back of the programme. Venue numbers ending in a letter (eg 100b) are listed under the number (eg: 100).

suitability of a show. Shows marked 18+ may be in venues that do not allow under18s, check with the Fringe box office. Shows in the Children’s Shows section also display the age guidance for shows, they are recommendations only and audience members should decide what is suitable for themselves and their group.

Browse examples of the work Johanna produced in response to Tweets from the public. In addition to the cover of this programme, Johanna’s work has been made into t-shirts, magnets, mugs and more. edfringe.com www.johannabasford.com

Visual Art Fringe Shop • 180 High St B 0131 226 0026 V1 GE5 XAug 01: 09.00 (12h00m) A

Aug 02-31: 09.00 (12h00m) £0.00 (£0.00) (£0.00 SUF) Free (Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Date, time, duration & price lines The Fringe uses a 24-hour clock. However, Fringe days begin at 07:00, so shows in the early hours (eg, 01:30) will be listed for the day before.

B and g indicate the Box Office and venue grid reference numbers on the map Prices listed are for unreserved seats in in the back of this almost all cases. Concession prices, where programme. 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.

Sub genres These let you know a little more about what to expect from each show. Calendar A quick look at the show dates. Dates without shows are grey and shows eligible for the 2for1 offer (Aug 09 and 10) are in red.

Other icons A Accessible for non-English speakers – suitable for customers for whom English is not their first language

P World premiere – specifies that a show is a world premiere. F Registered for Friends of the Fringe 2for1 tickets. For more information about Friends of the Fringe see page 4. T Eligible for the 2for1 special offer, available on the 9 and 10 August. You must book a minimum of two, full-price tickets. (Concession prices are not available for participating performances on these dates. The list of participating shows was correct at the time of printing, however more information is available on edfringe.com.)

X Date lines for preview performances are indicated with this icon.

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Support the Fringe

Friends of the Fringe

The Festival Fringe Society has existed since 1959 and has been a registered charity since 1969. Our mission is to advise, support and encourage everyone taking part in the Fringe, to provide comprehensive information and ticketing services for participants and the public, and to continue to raise the profile and promote the entire Edinburgh Festival Fringe throughout the world.

By offering your support as a Friend of the Fringe you are helping to keep the free and open-access spirit of the Fringe alive – not to mention securing exclusive offers and benefits for yourself.

We here at the Festival 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. The Fringe generates £75 million for the economy every year and is part of what makes the city a wonderful place in which to live, visit, invest and study. We are entirely and enduringly grateful to all of our supporters, the Friends of the Fringe, our corporate sponsors, our public funders and the many individuals who donate to the Society. This support helps us keep the cost of participation as low as possible, allowing us to create, maintain and develop facilities and services for the next generation of Fringe performers whilst ensuring that the Fringe is the world’s greatest platform for nurturing and discovering new international talent across the whole spectrum of the arts.

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Annual memberships are available on three levels and start from just £25, so you can choose both the level of support that you would like to offer the Festival Fringe Society and the level of benefits you would like to receive. Benefits include: • Programme sent to your door • Newsletter and bulletins • Friends Priority Box Office • Online booking • Dedicated Booking Line • 10% off from Fringe Shop • Third party discount offers • Support the Festival Fringe Society • A great 2for1 ticket offer running throughout the Festival*

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.

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Chair of the Fringe Board

Download Download our PDF application form, complete it and return it to us with payment. Telephone Call the membership hotline on 0131 226 0036. A special thank you goes out to our Best Friends Lord Foulkes Of Cumnock, Bernard R Allen, Carole Anderson, John Angus, Geoffrey Arbuthnott, Graeme Baillie, G. David Baldwin, Gill Bannister, Ralph Bernard, Chris Carter, Lesley Clemenson, Elissa Da Costa, Gerald Della-Porta, Tony Evans, Simon Fanshawe, Amanda Forsyth, Roddy Glen, Alison Greer, Scott Maurice Hurnauth, Teruhisa Irie, Barry Jacobs, John Kinloch, David J Long, Angus Maclennan, Heather Marshall, Paul Meisak, Friedrike Merck, Jan Moyes, Bernard Nelson, Jerry Ozaniec, Barclay Price, Celia Randell, Elizabeth Richards, Diana Richman, Geraint Rogers, Guy Schanschieff, Richard Stamp, John-Paul Stephenson, Bridget M Stevens, Jan Stevenson, David Stewart, Samantha Terry, Kevin Upton, David Windsor, Hedley Wright. And thanks to all our Friends for their continued support. Terms and Conditions * Friends 2for1 Ticket offer is available on selected shows and bookings must be made via the Fringe Box Office and/or www.edfringe.com. Offer only applicable against full-price tickets. All tickets are subject to availability. 3. Membership runs from 1 Jan – 31 Dec in the year of purchase, unless otherwise specified (covering one Festival Fringe). 4. Your membership card must be presented at the box office when purchasing tickets in person. If purchasing tickets over the telephone, your membership number or proof of identity will be requested. 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. For Full Terms and Conditions please go to www.edfringe.com/friends

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The Edinburgh Festival

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

Sponsors

The Fringe is just one of the city’s summer festivals. Check out each festival’s website for details or visit edinburghfestivals.co.uk – the online, one stop shop for Edinburgh’s twelve yearround major festivals.

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 16-27 June www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Supporters

Edinburgh Art Festival 29 July-5 September www.edinburghartfestival.org Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 30 July-8 August www.edinburghjazzfestival.co.uk Edinburgh Military Tattoo 6-28 August www.edintattoo.co.uk Edinburgh Mela Festival 6-8 August www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk Edinburgh International Festival 13 August-5 September www.eif.co.uk Edinburgh International Book Festival 14-30 August www.edbookfest.co.uk

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MIKE WESTCOTT memorial fund

The #fringecover project At the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is our founding principle of open access. That means that anyone with an idea and vision can bring a show to Edinburgh. To celebrate this, the 2010 Fringe programme cover was drawn by artist Johanna Basford inspired by ideas sent in from our audience and performers through Twitter. On 8/9 April 2010 Johanna collated and drew your tweets based on the question, ‘What is the most unusual thing you’d like to see at the Fringe?’. There were a total of 2634 tweets about the project as well as 1675 suggestions – 176 tweets were drawn over the 24-hour drawing period and dozens made it onto our three Fringe covers. We would like to thank everyone for participating in this fantastic event. 5 Intro JCJA.indd 5

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Participate Fringe on the Royal Mile supported by RBS The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest open arts festival in the world and the Royal Mile is the best starting point for a Fringe adventure. World class street shows, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable descend upon the central section of the Royal Mile, right on the doorstep of the Fringe Box Office. Come along and witness some of the most extraordinary and spectacular events at the festival, browse the arts and crafts market and catch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows performed daily on the RBS stages. Spread over twelve performance spaces along the historic Royal Mile, all absolutely free and running every day of the Fringe, from 11:00-21:00.

Fringe Framed Get your photos published in Metro newspaper by taking part in the Fringe Framed competition throughout August, with a chance to win a camera from John Lewis. For more information visit edfringe.com.

Fringe schools poster competition Thousands of school children across Scotland use their artistic skills every year in the hope of having their design picked for the annual Fringe poster. Our winning entry for 2010 was designed by Morven Donald of Park Mains High School, Erskine. To see this and a shortlist of the best of the year’s entries, check out the Fringe Poster Competition Exhibition entry on page 168. This year the poster competition is sponsored by Mackie’s of Scotland Ice Cream. www.mackies.co.uk

The Edinburgh Festivals’ Cavalcade Be at Holyrood Park from 14:00 on Sunday 8 August to see Fringe performers, community groups, floats, bikes, bands and the cast of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo marching down Queen’s Drive, as well as family entertainment in the park from midday to 16:00. See www.edinburghcavalcade.com for more information.

Want to perform at Fringe 2011? Anyone can perform at the Fringe, so if you’ve been inspired to bring a show to next year’s festival, come and see us at Fringe Central (see the map on page 344). Fringe Central hosts a number of free talks throughout August giving advice on everything you need to know about putting together a festival show, marketing it, taking it on tour and more. Tickets are available from the Fringe Box Office – see the Events section of the Programme for full listings. You can also find information at edfringe.com or by calling 0131 226 0026. The 2011 Fringe will run from 5-29 August. The programme will be out in June.

Made In Scotland We’re delighted to present the 2010 Made in Scotland showcase. Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, Made in Scotland aims to place a diverse programme of high quality Scottish work firmly in the festival spotlight. www.madeinscotland2010.com

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2010

Top Tips Variety equals spice The Fringe features artistic endeavours of every variety, so why not get stuck in? Don’t just stick to what you know, try and sample a bit of everything, from theatre to stand-up, panto to dance, music to an audio adventure around the city. Go free There are plenty of free shows on offer, not to mention all the discounted tickets and 2for1 ticket deals – being broke is no excuse not to get out and catch a show. Dress wisely This is Scotland, the country of four seasons in one day and even though it’s August you’d best be prepared for sun, rain, cold and lots and lots of walking. Pace yourself With over 2400 shows on offer, there’s no way you’re going to catch everything, so try and find the perfect balance between quantity and quality. By starting out early each day you’ve got a better chance of getting the tickets you want and not missing anything on your must-see list. Open your mind … and your heart Edinburgh’s population triples during the festival, so that means crowds, queues, and more crowds. Keep a sense of humour and an open mind as you battle around town and you’ll escape ‘crowd rage’ and get a lovely dose of ‘festival fever’ instead.

The Environment

Choose a show

The cover of the Fringe programme is printed on FST accredited 50% Edinburgh Festival Fringe iPhone App recycled paper (the remaining pulp is from accredited sources) while Download the free Fringe application on your iPhone to access all the inside pages are printed on 100% recycled stock. of the Fringe’s show listings and get exclusive access to that day’s half price ticket offers, available from the Half Price Hut. The official Please hang on to your copy and pass it on to a friend, or recycle Edinburgh Fringe iPhone App will tell you what shows are starting on it when you’ve finished with it. If you need to use the map to get the hour and provide you with directions to get to the venues, as well around town, pick up a copy of the official festivals map, available as helping you navigate your way around the city. You can also submit at the Fringe Office and most venues around town. and read show reviews, helping you to plan your day on the go. Free parking in Edinburgh during August is scarce. If you usually Half-Price Hut – supported by the Scottish Café travel to the festival by car and would like to try public transport or and Restaurant car sharing instead, visit edfringe.com. No particular plans for the day? Then swing by the Fringe Half-Price Hut at the Mound Precinct and see what tickets you can pick up at half-price for that day. Open 10:00-21:00, 11-30 August. Media A huge range of critics cover the Festival, from the daily broadsheets and international media to blogs, specialist publications and street press. Keeping an eye on the reviews sections will give you a good idea of what shows people are talking about and what’s getting good feedback. Ear to the street Probably the best way to pick a show during the Fringe – besides this programme you’re holding in your hands – is just to talk to people. Ask friends for advice, chat to people in the pub or people in queues. Pick up flyers, check out posters, stop by the High Street stages to catch free previews and go with your gut instinct – you may wind up seeing a turkey, or you may catch this year’s golden goose, you never know. That’s the thrill of the Fringe!

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS Aberglas

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Alice’s Adventures

The Amazing Bubble Show

(Suitable for ages 6+)

TAPU

TFAU

Helene Cloete

(Suitable for ages 4-10)

TFPU

Join Anna and Eleanor on a magical adventure in search of the best stories in the world! They team up with an unusual knight and face terrible monsters, all before they even get to the mysterious Green Pond. www.aberglas.com Drama, Puppetry

The Zoo • 140 The Pleasance

Andrew Clover’s Arabian Nights Almost Famous TU Story Show (Suitable for ages 5-12)

Baby Loves Disco

(Suitable for all ages)

FPU

(Suitable for ages 0-7)

Flying High Theatre Company

The Amazing Bubble Man

(Suitable for ages 4+)

Come with us on an exciting and exhilarating journey through the surreal world of Lewis Carroll’s puzzles and games. Encounter all the ‘mad’ and zany characters in this physical and musical adaptation of the Alice stories. That’s logic!

Breathtaking bubbles, people-inside-bubbbles, 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. Book early.

Musical, Physical theatre

Interactive, Science

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C too • St Columba’s IV Bridge by the Castle, Johnston XAug 6-7: 13:00 (1h) £4.00 B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Terrace Aug 8-30: 13:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Alice in Wonderland

TU (Suitable for ages 3+)

Uncontained Arts

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The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

TFAU (Suitable for ages 6+)

Unknown Theatre Company

Perrier nominee, Sunday Times columnist and star of BBC2’s ‘My Almost Famous Family’ shares secrets of storytelling in a hilarious kids show. ‘Hugely likeable with an infectious enthusiasm for conceiving and delivering stories’ (List). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22: 11:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 28-29: 11:00 (1h) Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 13:30 £9.00 (£7.00) (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 12:30 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (£7.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 13:30 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Animal Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: Alphaboat 12:30 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: (Suitable for ages 3+) 13:30 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C)

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AJ Baby Loves Disco

Andrew Clover

B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 XAug 7-8: 19:25 (45m) £5.00 Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 12:30

Aug 9-15,17-22: 13:25 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00)

Theatre of Widdershins

John Hegley

Full throttle, genie bottle, camels acting drama-derries, scented berries ‘n’ precious stones; pirate bones ‘n’ talking donkeys. Wonky fish? My favourite dish is Turkish Delight...must be an Arabian Night! ‘Admired by all ages’ SSSSS (List). www.widdershins.co.uk

Fringe sell-out 2009! The original dance party for children and parents with real DJs spinning classic disco – guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving. Plus chill-out zone, face painting, bubble machines ... Sunday afternoon is the new Saturday night!  

Puppetry, Storytelling

Dance, Music

Scottish Storytelling Edinburgh Corn Exchange Centre • The Netherbow, • 11 Newmarket Road, 43-45 High Street Slateford

B 0131 556 9579 V30GD6 B 0131 443 0404 V77GF1 XAug 7: 13:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8,15,22,29: 14:00 (3h) Aug 9-30: 13:00 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Auld Reekie Tours: Scary Haunted Underground Experience

£8.00

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Bambi: A Life in the Woods

U American High School Theatre Festival

TFPJ (Suitable for ages 6-14)

Auld Reekie Tours Haunted Underground Experience Expect the unexpected in this delightful and imaginative version of ‘Alice’, using a burst of energy and an explosion of colour to bring to life the original story of Alice’s extraordinary adventures.

Performed by the awardwinning Unknown Theatre Company, this witty and colourful musical reworking Gilded Balloon Teviot • of ‘Red Riding Hood’ was a Bristo Square five-star Fringe First nominee B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 in 1999 and returns to bring Aug 4-6: 13:00 (1h) £5.00 enjoyment again! Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: www.unknowntheatre.co.uk 13:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Musical, Theatre Aug 9-12,16-18,23-26: Venue 13 • Lochend 13:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Close, Canongate

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John Hegley returns with an interactive show for families, in the magical Pleasance Ark. The audience are invited to sing along. But not to dance. Much. ‘Typically brilliant songs and stories’ (Guardian). Devised, Poetry

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 15-22: 17:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The classic tale of facing fear, love and loss as the fawn Bambi grows to become heir to the Great Prince. Beautifully staged with fun puppets and opportunities for young audience members to participate. Storytelling in 1700s haunted underground. Dare you listen to stories of witchcraft, plague, bodysnatchers, paranormal activity? Includes a visit to our infamous medieval torture museum with instruments dating back to the 1500s. www.auldreekietours.com Site-specific, Storytelling

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile

Pilrig Studio • 1b Pilrig Street

B 0131 226 0000 V103GA6 Aug 9: 12:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 11: 10:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 12: 20:30 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 14: 16:30 (1h10m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5 Aug 6-28: 11:00 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-28: 15:00 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Belt Up’s ‘Octavia’

Billy Bean Bag and Friends

Buzzing!

TFPU

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(Suitable for ages 6+)

(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 2-6)

Belt Up Theatre

Billy Bean Bag Children’s Theatre

CHILDREN’S SHOWS

TFU Anneliese Emmans Dean With John Rayson

Hop, skip and jump along to Billy Bean Bag and friends for a fun-filled live interactive stage show where children are encouraged to learn literacy, numeracy and creative skills through acting, song and dance. www.agfperformingarts.co.uk Magically interactive feast for the imagination from the ensemble the Scotsman promises you’ll find ‘impossible not to be swept along by’. The first family show from EIF award winners 2008. An enchanting fairytale for all ages. www.beltuptheatre.com

Interactive, Puppetry

Be amazed... Be amused... Be afraid... It’s buzzing! Awardwinning multimedia eco-show B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 with glorious wildlife images and fun poems celebrating Aug 16-21: 11:25 (55m) £5.00 the tiny world of garden M T W T F S S M T W T F S S minibeasts. Written and 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 performed by Anneliese 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Emmans Dean. Live music 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 from John Rayson. www.theBigBuzz.biz Interactive, Site-specific

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

Bobby and the Grave Robbers!

Comedy, Poetry

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - John Hope Gateway • Entrance on Arboretum Place

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 12:00 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) (Suitable for ages 0-1) (£5.50 C) B 0131 226 0000 V28GA2 Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Gaither Roond Stories Aug 9-14: 13:30 (1h) £6.50 12:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£5.00) (£7.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 11-13,18-20,26-27: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 12:00 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (£6.50 C) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

FAPU

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The BIG Project

Visit www.PottedPanto.com to find out how you can become a star of the show!

Festival Highlights.com See page 281 for show information

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The BIG Sing-a-long!

Pleasance Courtyard 2.50pm 4 - 30 August (not 11 / 25) % 0131 556 6550

Cautionary Tales Bobby and the Grave Robbers! Scabby dugs and mair cadavers than you kin shake a shovel at! Dinnae believe a that tourist nonsense, gie yer bairns a wee taste o whit wis really gaun on!

TFAPU (Suitable for ages 7+)

Newbury Youth Theatre

Comedy, Storytelling

Alba Flamenca • 74 East Crosscauseway

B 0131 226 0000 V237GF6 Aug 9-13,17-20,22-29: 11:00 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00)

Fun for all the family! Lift the roof off the Queen’s Hall at this interactive sing-a-long show. Learn pop hits, action/ world songs, body percussion, and more from The BIG Project’s children’s choir, with a professional band. www.thebigproject.org.uk

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Music, Workshop

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 12: 14:00 (1h) £5.00 (£3.00 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Henry King chewed bits of string, Matilda told lies and Jim was eaten by a lion. NYT return with an exuberant adaptation of Belloc’s whimsical Victorian tales. ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice (2009), ‘Excellent’ (Scotsman, 2008), SSSSS (Herald, 2007). Physical theatre, Storytelling

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 9-14: 12:45 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Theatre of Widdershins presents

Arabian Nights Scottish Storytelling Centre 1pm everyday 7th to 30th August

Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play

The Comedy Club 4 Kids

(Suitable for ages 3-7)

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(Suitable for ages 6+)

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(Suitable for ages 3+)

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Watershed Productions Present the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre Production

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Catherine Wheels in association with Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh present

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A performance especially for 2 - 4 year olds

5 - 29 August 10.30am and 1.30pm Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust

Box office:

0131 228 1404

See page 18 for show information

Scottish dancing, fun and

Page 1 fitness for you and your child. Very simple child-friendly dances to traditional Scottish music. Hugely popular with local families; now it’s your turn. Venue has parking. www.ceilidhkids.com

For the first time in Scotland – this extremely ever so wonderful stage show! A Dance, Workshop magical mix of puppetry, live action and music! ‘A gentle Edinburgh Academy • show – an ideal early theatre 42 Henderson Row experience’ (Guardian). B 0131 226 0000 V70GB3 www.charlieandlola.com Aug 9,11,14: 11:00 (45m) £6.00 Puppetry, Theatre Aug 9,11,14: 13:00 (45m) £6.00 Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 14: 15:00 (45m) £6.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Chalk Giants

TFAPU (Suitable for ages 5+)

Indefinite Articles/ Escalator East to Edinburgh

60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4: 11:30 (55m) £9.00 Aug 5-6,9-10,12-13,16-18: 10:00 (55m) £10.00 Aug 5-6,9-10,12-13,16-18: 11:30 (55m) £10.00 Aug 7-8,14-15: 10:00 (55m) £11.00 Aug 7-8,14-15: 11:30 (55m) £11.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Now in its fifth triumphant year, the best comedians are back to give you a proper alternative comedy club without any swearing or rude bits. ‘Surprisingly funny’ (Guardian). James Campbell comperes most days. Come now. Comedy, Stand-up

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road

B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 6,9-13,16-20,23-27: 17:30 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 17:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Dandelion’s Story

FAU (Suitable for ages 5)

Modl Theatre (Korea)

The Classics of Magic!

PU (Suitable for ages 3+)

Peter Campbell-Wells

See page 17 for show information

Award-winning Indefinite Articles, with poet John Agard, take on the dramatic legend of Jack and the Giants. Epic drawing with chalk and light, puppetry, live video and storytelling. Previous production: ‘truly magical’ SSSS (Scotsman). www.indefinitearticles.co.uk

Everything has its purpose in the cycle of life. A beautiful flower is born with the help of something dirty and unexpected. Brilliant Korean fairytale for all ages. Fun and exciting for children, philosophical for adults. Physical theatre, Theatre

Peter Campbell-Wells bravely attempts the most famous Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh illusions in the history of Place magic. Magicians worldwide B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 spend years perfecting these Aug 6-24: 11:40 (50m) £6.50 classics. Pete didn’t have time to practice but what M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 could possibly go wrong? 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Free show. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 www.parlourmagic.co.uk Multimedia, Puppetry

Magic

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

C • Chambers Street

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 15,21-22,28-30: 13:50 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 16-17,23-24: 13:50 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 18-20,25-27: 13:50 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 19-29: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 18 for show information

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com

CHILDREN’S SHOWS

See page 18 for show information

Doctor Austin and Sparks in Space

Dr Bunhead is Volcano Head

TFPU (Suitable for all ages)

See page 18 for show information

Drama Workshops for 5-14s

The Emperor’s Quest

Excalibur

Fairy Fail

TU

TFU

(Suitable for ages 5-12)

(Suitable for ages 4-11)

(Suitable for ages 5+)

TFAU

TFPU (Suitable for ages 4+)

Dr Bunhead

(Suitable for ages 5-14)

Theatre Alba

Tumbleweed Theatrical

FPU

Time-Tastical Productions

Spotlites Theatre Productions

Milk Teeth Productions

Help! King Arthur has lost Productions his magical sword. Can you help him find it in the beautiful gardens overlooking Duddingston Loch? Solve clues, sing songs and meet mythical creatures along the way. A great family experience. Drama, Interactive

Puckish pop scientist Doctor Austin is back with cheeky puppy Professor Sparks in an all-new puppet science show for the whole family that’s out of this world – literally! Sneak preview at www.timetastical.com

TV’s most extreme scientist, from ‘Brainiac’, reveals nature’s most spectacular science: volcanoes, tornadoes, thunder, and lightning...live on stage. Expect huge bangs, giant clouds, fire, tornadoes, floods and more. Umbrellas and extra strong underpants advised. www.bunhead.com

Puppetry, Science

Science

C central • Carlton Hotel, C plaza • George Square North Bridge Theatre, George Square B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 and Buccleuch Place Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 14:20 (40m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 14:20 (40m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:20 (40m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C)

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Different each day, including ‘Star Wars: Jedi Knight Academy’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Hannah Montana’, ‘Horrible Histories’, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Ben 10’, ‘Harry Potter’, Roald Dahl, Disney. CRB-checked staff. Drop and collect! ‘Wow-tastic’ SSSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). www.spotlites.co.uk

The Emperor needs a successor! He gives all the children seeds for a flower competition. Ling loves gardening, but can’t work out the mystery of this flower... international children’s music theatre, based on a Chinese folk tale. Musical, Theatre

C • Chambers Street

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5

Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 11:15 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Spotlites @ The (£4.50 C) Aug 18-20,25-27: 11:00 Merchants’ Hall • Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) 22 Hanover Street 11:15 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 21-22,28-30: 11:00 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 (£6.50 C) (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£8.50 C) Aug 2-22,28-29: 09:00 (1h) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 11:15 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £5.00 (£5.50 C) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 25-26: 17:30 (1h) £5.00 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Interactive, Workshop

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Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden • Old Church Lane, Duddingston Village

Goldilocks is missing! Join Brownilocks – Goldilocks’ less popular little sister – B 0131 226 0000 V121GF6 as she travels through Aug 2-7,9-14: 11:00 (1h10m) Fairyfail looking for her and £5.00 discovering that no one quite lives up to their reputation. Aug 8,15: 14:30 (1h10m) For children 4-11 and their £5.00 families. M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 10:30 (50m) £5.00 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 10:30 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 10:30 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Family Fringe Fun

Five Children and It

Greek Myths for Kids

FPU

FAPU

TFAPU

(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 4+)

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Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Backhand Theatre in Association With C theatre

Enjoy a taste of what the Fringe has to offer, and discover which shows are age-appropriate for your family! Each day something different, with a mixture of children’s shows, comedy, music and theatre. Exciting debut show! Compilation

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

When five mischievous children discover a Sand Fairy with the marvellous ability to make wishes come true, their adventures – and troubles – begin. Edith Nesbit’s classic tale is transformed in a brand new family musical. Musical, Theatre

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5

Soar above the clouds with Pegasus! Help battle the fearsome Minotaur! A breathtaking journey from the Gorgon’s lair to the heights of Mount Olympus. The greatest adventures in ancient history recreated with storytelling and puppetry. www.backhandtheatre.com Puppetry, Storytelling

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

Aug 9-14,16-21: 12:40 (1h10m) Aug 17-21,24-28: 11:20 £7.00 (£5.00) (£19.00 F) (1h20m) £8.00 (£6.00) B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 23-28: 13:40 (1h10m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 12:00 £7.00 (£5.00) (£19.00 F) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (£4.50 C) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 12:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Flamenco for (£6.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: Kids Farm Boy – 12:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Michael

Morpurgo

TFJ (Suitable for ages 7+)

TFAU

(Suitable for all ages)

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Abertay University and Turner Broadcasting present Dare ProtoPlay 2010.

Come Play Video Games

Interactive. Stimulating. Educational.

Free Entry

13 - 15 August 2010, EICC

www.dareprotoplay.com

See page 158 for show information

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Grimm Tales – Hansel and Gretel and Ashputtel

New Perspectives and Scamp Theatre

TAJ (Suitable for ages 5+)

This compelling sequel to the award-winning ‘War Horse’, the touching story of four generations on a family farm is now brought to life in a magical new production. ‘A beautiful piece of work’ (Farmers Weekly). newperspectives.co.uk

Flamenco for all the family – BG Touring Ltd learn the rhythms, stamp your feet, clap along, get up on stage...and dance! Costumes for kids and instruments to try out. ‘Great fun, uplifting’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.flamencoflow.com Dance, Interactive

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

Take a journey through our

Assembly @ George B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 magical wood and experience Street • Assembly the darkness and delights as Aug 10: 11:30 (50m) Rooms, 54 George Street £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) this award-winning company

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

XAug 5-6: 11:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 11:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 11:45 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Aug 17: 11:30 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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tell Grimm’s popular tales. Another ‘vivid and expressive’ performance SSSS (Edfestmag.co.uk). Fringe sell-out 2006, 2007, 2009. Adaptation, Storytelling

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 9-13: 10:10 (50m) £7.00 (£4.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Hairy Maclary and Friends

PU (Suitable for all ages)

NonsenseRoom Productions

Herbie Treehead’s Mixed-up Fairytales – Free

James Campbell’s Comedy and Songs for Kids

PU

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(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 6+)

Piggywood/Laughing Horse Free Festival

IMWP

Out of the gate and onto the stage went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy. Come and see the UK show, based on Lynley Dodd’s much-loved children’s books, featuring many of your favourite characters.

The legendary Herbie Treehead is back (‘Cherubs Garden’ SSSSS, Dinosaur Circus) with his ridiculous new show, a breathless dash through 40 fairytales from Assembly @ George ‘Grimms’ to ‘Cinderella’.  Street • Assembly A fabulous show with Rooms, 54 George Street puppetry, music and mayhem. B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 www.herbietreehead.com

XAug 5-6: 10:40 (50m) £5.00 Aug 7-29: 10:40 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Hamwehads – Free

PU

Comedy, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 5-22: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 23-28: 11:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

James’ brand new stand-up comedy show is now mixed with funny songs about life, sausages and how superheroes go to the toilet. ‘Has achieved almost holy status – don’t miss’ (Sunday Times).

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 Aug 5-17,20-23,25-29: 14:30 (1h) £8.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Jungle Book: The Next Chapter

TJ

(Suitable for ages 3-10)

The Kat’s Whiskers

CHILDREN’S SHOWS

The I Hate Children Children’s Show

TFU

See page 11 for show information Dirty Work Comedy presents N O M I N AT E D

BEST SHOW

MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2010

A crazy comedy show for humans aged 5-500 million*(*dinosaurs allowed) “Gloriously Anarchic.” Chortle FestivalReview.co.uk

Festival Mag

“Take every child you know, and if you don’t know any, kidnap one! ” AussieTheatre.com

PLEASANCE (CABARET BAR) 4-30 AUGUST - 14:30

Tickets from £5

See page 14 for show information

(Suitable for ages 5+)

Just Macbeth!

The Last Miner

Glenn Elston and the Australian Shakespeare Company

TFU

TFPU

(Suitable for ages 7+)

(Suitable for ages 7+)

Bell Shakespeare (Australia)

Tortoise in a Nutshell

(Suitable for ages 4+)

PU (Suitable for ages 5-10)

Comedy on the Square

Belgrave and Manera Present

Fun-filled romp with Unkle Paul Nathan: magician – comic – curmudgeon. See Come and explore a mysterious land where rabbits Paul perform the most dangerous magic trick in are chefs, mice generate the world. Hear! Laughter electricity and Hamwehads and applause. Smell the seat rule. The only way back is to cushions. keep going forward and Asa and Lola need your help to Magic get home... www.katswhiskerstheatre.co.uk Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Puppetry, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 6-15,17-19: 12:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

A fun-filled, energetic musical adventure that invites you to join in the action when Baloo and Mowgli meet again several years after Place B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Mowgli left the jungle. ‘Great hysterical fun for Aug 6-30: 12:00 (1h) £5.00 whole family, thoroughly M T W T F S S M T W T F S S recommended’ (Age). 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Lesson in Chaos With Mike Belgrave and Friends

Musical

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

‘A brilliant way of introducing young audiences to Shakespeare ... directed with ingenuity and theatrical wit’ (Australian). A really, really silly version of Shakespeare’s great big gory tragedy, performed by six funny but tragic actors and a garden gnome. www.bellshakespeare.com.au Comedy, Theatre

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Assembly @ George

Under your feet lies a secret. A place full of shadows and memories. This is the home of a forgotten soul, ‘The Last Miner’. An immersive, original tale remembering an amazing Mucking around and having a life amongst the coal dust. www.tortoiseinanutshell.com laugh were Belgrave’s idea of school. He wants you to share Puppetry, Theatre in this education. Features songs, balloons, daftness and Hill Street Theatre • a total disregard for authority. 19 Hill Street

B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3

Comedy, Stand-up

XAug 5-7: 15:00 (45m) £5.00 Laughing Horse @ City Street • Assembly Cafe • 19 Blair Street XAug 4-6: 11:30 (1h) £5.00 Rooms, 54 George Street Aug 8-9,11-16,18-23,

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 25-30: 15:00 (45m) £7.00 11:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (£5.00) Aug 6-29: 13:15 (1h) Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26,30: XAug 5-6: 11:45 (1h30m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) 11:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) £5.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 11:45 (1h30m) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 9,11-12,16,18-19,23-26: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 11:45 (1h30m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Mr Boom

Monkey Music

Norman Shadowboxer

U

TAJ

(Suitable for ages 2-5)

(Suitable for ages 0-5)

TFPU

Mr Boom

Monkey Music

(Suitable for ages 4+)

EmptyBox Theatre

See page 10 for show information

The List Operators for Kids

The Little Baby Magic Porridge Snoogle-Fleejer Pot

TJ

U

FAU

(Suitable for ages 0-1)

(Suitable for ages 2-5)

(Suitable for ages 4-12)

List Operators

American High School Spotlites Theatre Theatre Festival Productions

Let your imagination zoom with the one and only Mr Boom. A veteran of the Fringe, Mr Boom returns to The Famous Spiegeltent to delight wee Earthlings with his cosmic one-man band. An hour of unique enjoyment. Interactive, Music

The Famous spiegeltent • George Square Gardens

Comedy

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

An imaginative tale by President Jimmy Carter. Others might flee at the sight of a terrifying sea monster, but Jeremy is surprised to discover a kindred spirit and learns some valuable lessons along the way.

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road

B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2

Aug 21: 20:30 (1h5m) £5.00 Aug 22: 14:30 (1h5m) £5.00 XAug 4-6: 14:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 23: 18:30 (1h5m) £5.00 Aug 24: 12:30 (1h5m) £5.00 Aug 7-16,18-31: 14:30 (55m) £9.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

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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! 2009 Fringe sell-out! ‘A great introduction to theatre’ SSSS (Herald). www.spotlites.co.uk

Music, Workshop

B 0131 667 8940 V87GF5 Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 8-10,15-17,22,28: 11:00 (1h) £7.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business Nominated ‘best show’ Melbourne Comedy Festival 2010. A cool show for anyone aged 5-500 million. Guaranteed not educational and more fun than a Wii! This show is rude; funny; funny looking; silly and awesome!

Back by popular demand award-winning Monkey Music has fun filled workshops for six-months to two-years (10:30am) and two-years to five-years (11:30am). There’ll be action songs, games and fun with percussion instruments. Join in the fun with Monkey.

TFAU

60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 4-28: 10:30 (45m) £1.50 (£6.50 C) Aug 4-28: 11:30 (45m) £1.50 (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Night Keeper

(Suitable for ages 3+)

FU

Kipper Tie Theatre

(Suitable for ages 4+)

Gomito Productions

For Norman Baxter, today should be another day at the office. But adversity visits in the form of a deadly mosquito and a slippery Spanish boxer! Quirky tale of boxes and boxing for children and adults alike. www.emptyboxtheatre.com Puppetry, Storytelling

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 5-6,16-17: 11:05 (40m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22: 11:05 (40m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20: 11:05 (40m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Our Little Green Book of Chlidren’s Verse

PJ (Suitable for ages 0-11)

Jenny Wilcock

Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

Mole is back! Another chance to see the award-winning Adventure to the secret wing of a magical museum of the popular children’s with Total Theatre Award picture book. ‘Brilliant’ nominees Gomito. Junk SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening puppetry, live music and lots News). SSSSS (Sunday of mess bring your favourite New original fun-filled show! Herald). characters from history to life. Come and join performance www.kippertietheatre.com www.gomito.co.uk poet Jenny Wilcock as she travels through her garden Musical, Storytelling Puppetry, Theatre and beyond. We just love it!

B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 magicial, musical adaptation Aug 4-7: 16:15 (45m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F) Aug 23,27-30: 17:45 (45m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F) Aug 25-26: 13:00 (45m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F)

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C • Chambers Street

Hill Street Theatre •

Poetry B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 19 Hill Street B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 St Cuthbert’s Parish Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 10:00 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) Aug 21-30: 11:00 (45m) (£4.50 C) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 10:00 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (£6.50 C) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 10:00 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Church • Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street

B 0131 226 0000 V122GE3 Aug 23-30: 16:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

See page 10 for show information

‘Oz’ by Don Zolidis

PU (Suitable for ages 0-1)

Pandora’s Book

U American High School Theatre Festival

American High School A precocious little adventurer must save the day when Theatre Festival

stories escape from a magical book. Join Pandora as she outwits folktales from around the world in this whimsical, humorous tale featuring live music, puppetry and multicultural performance techniques.

See page 12 for show information

Patrick Monahan Penguin – Stories and Tales TFAU for Kids, Who Can (Suitable for ages 0-1) Run Faster Than Long Nose Puppets Snails

TPU (Suitable for ages 4-12)

Phil McIntyre Entertainment by Arrangement With Vivienne Smith Management

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road Reeling from her sister’s death, a young woman finds herself on a journey of the mind, into a world suspiciously resembling ‘the Wizard of Oz’. Enjoy a hilarious and often heartwarming exploration of grief and perseverance.

‘Penguin’ is a spectacular puppet show, adapted from award-winning book by Polly Dunbar. Follow the twists and turns of this wonderful tale, in which a silent Penguin turns marvellously eloquent and a little boy finally gets his heart’s desire.

B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 Aug 9: 10:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 10: 18:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 11: 12:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 12: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 9: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 10: 13:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 11: 09:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 12: 11:15 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Hilarious and interactive stand-up and storytelling show for four years plus. ‘Children in stitches ... slapstick and surrealism’ SSSS (Fest); ‘Bighearted show’ SSSS (List). Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 15:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 11:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7,13-15,20-22,27-29: 11:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-12,17-19,23-24,26: 11:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Petite Rouge

Pinocchio

APU

TFAU

(Suitable for ages 0-10)

(Suitable for ages 4+)

Canvas Theatre University of Gloucestershire

Indefinite Articles

‘Petite Rouge’ – book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. Children’s musical – Red Riding Hood is a duckling and the wolf an alligator called Claude! This entertaining fable is colourful with jazzy foot-tapping tunes. For children of all ages.

The classic tale re-invented with puppets, shadows and illusion. ‘Brilliant’ (Time theSpaces @ Surgeons Out London). ‘Wonderful Hall • Nicolson Street work that celebrates the B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 possibilities of theatre’ Aug 6-7,9-14: 11:35 (45m) (Lyn Gardner, Guardian). £6.00 (£5.00) ‘Captivating ... hauntingly M T W T F S S M T W T F S S real’ SSSS (Scotsman). 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 www.indefinitearticles.co.uk Musical

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Puppetry

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 6-24: 10:20 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Prince of Cringe The Princess’ Blankets TU (Suitable for ages 4+)

TFJ

TFU

Gag Reflex Management

(Suitable for ages 7+)

(Suitable for ages 6+)

Carol Ann Duffy & John Sampson

Sell a Door Theatre Company in Association With Open Doors

A simple story with a sideshow twist. Flying axes, walking on raw eggs and a trick with balloons that will leave you speechles or gagging. ‘The Prince of Cringe’ promises to entertain young and old alike.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and magical musician John Sampson, aided and abetted by Ella Duffy, return to the Storytelling Centre with their hugely popular ‘The Princess’ Blankets’. An unforgettable blend of poetry, music, fairytale and humour. Music, Poetry

XAug 5-7: 12:15 (1h) £5.00 Scottish Storytelling Aug 8-12,17-19,23-26: 12:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 12:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

See page 8 for show information

The Railway Children

Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street

Drama, Theatre

B 0131 556 9579 V30GD6 C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square

XAug 8: 15:00 (1h10m) £5.00 and Buccleuch Place B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Aug 9-23: 15:00 (1h10m) £8.00 (£5.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Princess and the Pea – and Rabbits, the Pigman Ladders and TFU Stars in Jars (Suitable for ages 3+) C theatre

Sent to the countryside after their father is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, three children set out to prove his innocence. E E Nesbit’s classic tale of childhood resourcefulness, human goodness and triumph over adversity. www.selladoor.com

TAPU (Suitable for ages 3+)

Waste of Paint Productions in Association With Mermaids

Aug 5-6,17,23-24: 14:45 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 14:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Rainbow Gran

PU (Suitable for ages 3-12)

Duck Egg Theatre

Once there was a princess, proud and arrogant and young and beautiful. Then she met her match in a clever prince, disguised as a swineherd, and his two talking pigs... www.ctheatre.com

Once upon an evening a young rabbit named Nelson tries to walk to the stars and Storytelling, Theatre discovers something on the C • Chambers Street way he never thought he’d B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 find. Suddenly the stars don’t seem so far away! Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 12:15 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Music, Puppetry Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh 12:15 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) Place (£6.50 C) B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: Aug 6-21: 13:00 (1h) £8.00 12:15 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) (£4.00) (£5.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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There is much more to old people than you think! Come with Amelie and her crazy imaginary friend Noodle on a spellbinding, magical quest to find their missing Gran through all the colours of the rainbow! Drama, Theatre

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 24-28: 13:15 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

The Revenge of the Space Pandas

The Scaredy-Cat See-Saw Prince

Sheep Ahoy! – Free

(Suitable for all ages)

PU

(Suitable for ages 4+)

U

TFAPU (Suitable for ages 3+)

Ciotog

(Suitable for ages 5+)

U

C theatre

American High School Sell a Door Theatre Company in Theatre Festival Association With Open Doors

Baaa Code/Laughing Horse Free Festival

(Suitable for ages 4-12)

Cartoonist/poet/stand-up Phil Sheppard presents this one-man showcase of comical stories, funny poems and outrageous cartoons. ‘... chucklingly inventive’ (Stage); ‘infectious humour’ (TES); ‘truly enjoyable’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘gifted cartoonist, livewire storyteller’ (Scotsman). www.baacode.co.uk

This sell-out kids comedy favourite returns for limited dates only! Laura and Feri return to prison to find their eponymous imaginary friend. Hilarious sketch show. ‘Most entertaining children’s show on the Fringe’ SSSS (Stage).

React! Impro for Kids

TFPU

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 Comedy, Improv

C • Chambers Street

Binky, his friend Viv and his almost human sheep Bob, tinker with a two-speed clock that takes them to the fourth world in the Goolagong System, ruled by Topax and guarded by space Pandas.

Pilrig Studio • 1b Pilrig Street

B 0131 226 0000 V103GA6 B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 10: 10:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 13:15 Aug 11: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) Aug 13: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Aug 14: 12:15 (1h) £5.00 13:15 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 13:15 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (£5.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight

The Red Bus Children’s Show TFAU

TFAPU (Suitable for ages 0-8)

(Suitable for ages 5-12)

Spotlites Theatre Productions

The Red Bus

PU

‘See-Saw’, gently rocking the balance between looking and being looked at. A dance show with live sounds for and with audiences aged 0 to 100. ‘A festival experience to treasure’ (Dance Europe). www.love.dancebase.co.uk

Rapunzel is stuck at the top of her tower, awaiting her prince to rescue her. One problem – the prince is scared of heights! Can he go the Dance, Devised distance? Musical sing-a-long Dance Base - National for all the family. Centre for Dance • www.selladoor.com 14-16 Grassmarket Musical, Storytelling

B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4

C • Chambers Street

Silly Billy Bum Breath Strikes Back

Black Can Productions

Comedy, Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

XAug 11: 15:00 (25m) £3.00 Poetry, Storytelling B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 12-15,17-22: 15:00 Laughing Horse @ City Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 10:00 (25m) £5.00 Aug 26-27: 11:00 (55m) Cafe • 19 Blair Street (45m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 14-22: 15:45 (45m) 10:00 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (Free Non-ticketed) (£6.50 C) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 10:00 (45m) £7.50 (£6.50) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (£5.50 C) Seymour Mace’s 3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Dafternoon Show

TU Scottish Ceilidh for Kids

(Suitable for ages 5+)

Just the Tonic

TFAU (Suitable for all ages)

Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont As Told By Himself

Sleeping Beauty and the Time Lords

TFAU (Suitable for ages 5-12)

Spotlites Theatre Productions

TFU

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

(Suitable for ages 7+)

Syracuse University Drama

Classic entertainment for children on board our original 1962 red double-decker Routemaster bus in the Meadows. Puppetry, singing and storytelling every day, 11am ‘til 5pm. You can’t miss us! Rides first and last thing. www.theredbus.co.uk Puppetry, Storytelling

The Red Bus • The Meadows (by the cricket pavillion)

B 07599 912 687 V333GG5 Aug 6-26,28-30: 11:0017:00 (30m) Shows on the hour, every hour £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Battle the Sith Pirates with real lightsabres! Blast Dark Side Droids! Master the Force with Jedi Knight Crusoe! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! ‘Totally unlike anything I’ve ever seen elsewhere’ (Stage). www.spotlites.co.uk Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 2-22,28-29: 13:30 (1h45m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Put on your kilts and clap to the music in this high-energy show for the whole family. Experience traditional Scottish dancing and maybe get a chance to learn some steps on stage! SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks) www.flamencoflow.com Dance, Interactive

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Aug 9: 11:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 16: 11:30 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50) (£4.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Are you an idiot? Do you like being stupid? Got a friend made of wood? If you answered yes then come to the ‘Dafternoon Show’, join the fun and win fabulous prizes! Grown-ups half price!

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

1860: A sixteen-year-old boy leaves London in search of adventure, and he finds it! B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Shipwrecks, desert islands, Aborigines, plus a giant octopus and a loyal dog. XAug 5-6: 12:20 (1h) £4.00 (£2.00) Storytelling, Theatre Aug 7-16,18-23,25-29: Quaker Meeting House • 12:20 (1h) £6.50 (£3.25) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

7 Victoria Terrace

Defeat the Cyberwitch with real sonic screwdrivers! Disable Exterminators with the Doctor! Professional interactive theatre: kids come onstage throughout! ‘Take, make, bend time to see this show!’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby. com). SSSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info). www.spotlites.co.uk Interactive, Theatre

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

B 0131 220 6109 V40GE4 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 9-14: 14:15 (1h30m) £5.00 (£3.00) (£10.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 2-22,28-29: 10:45 (1h40m) £5.50 (£4.50) (£18.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS The Songbird

The Stag King

AJ

TFPU

(Suitable for ages 8+)

(Suitable for ages 6+)

Giant

C theatre

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Tall Stories’ New Things That Go...Bump, Show Rattle, Klunk, PU Cackle, Woo! (Suitable for ages 5 - 10) Tall Stories

Twinkle Twonkle Wee Willie Gray

TU

TFPJ

(Suitable for ages 4+)

(Suitable for ages 4-6)

Tall Stories

Foolish Notion

Stella loves the stars. But one night her brother Ryan looks through their telescope and sees a cow jumping over the moon. Something is wrong in the night sky... Sparkling adventure from the company behind ‘The Gruffalo’. www.tallstories.org.uk

He lives in a book, an old book, a book that no one has read for a very long time. Storyteller Andy Cannon and musician Wendy Weatherby take Robert Burns’ character for wee ones on a magical journey!

Storytelling, Theatre

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street

FPU (Suitable for ages 7+)

Luna Arts Theatre Company

Live music, sound poetry and sensory theatre tell the tale of an exotic bird captured by a ruthless logger who is captivated by her song. A subtle story with an emotional punch. For everybody 8 years and over. Music, Theatre

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Fletcher Building • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway)

At his christening, an infant prince is presented with two enchanted gifts. One will lead him to true love. The second could destroy him. Physical new retelling of Carlo Gozzi’s dark, delicious folktale. www.ctheatre.com

We have a problem ... too many ideas for our new show. Come along to this interactive workshop and help us decide which one is best. Two performances only – your vote will count! Physical theatre, Theatre www.tallstories.org.uk

C • Chambers Street

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 15:40 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 15:40 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) B 0131 226 0000 V136GA3 (£7.50 C) Aug 19-23,25-28: 16:30 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: (50m) £9.00 15:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 20-22,26-28: 13:30 (50m) £9.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Storytelling, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 7-8: 16:00 (50m) £4.00 (£3.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Tall Storrie & Wee Godley

Sparkleshark

Stick Man Live on Stage!

TFPJ

FU

TU

Ashley Storrie and Janey Godley

(Suitable for ages 0+)

Bouncy Castle Productions

(Suitable for ages 3-7)

(Suitable for ages 0-12)

Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

Scots mother and daughter team Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie have exciting games, storytelling, comedy, ‘Sparkleshark’ by Philip funny improv and music. Ridley is an adventure‘Stick man lives in the family Kids are encouraged to bring laden show wherein teens tree with his stick lady love along their own favourite battle monsters and rescue and their stick children three.’ instrument and join the house princesses, becoming fast Julia Donaldson’s fabulous band. www.janeygodley.com friends. Highly interactive, book brought vividly to life. come and witness the Pleasance Dome • Packed full of puppetry, power of storytelling! First Potterow, 1 Bristo Square catchy songs, live music premiered at the Royal B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 and funky moves SSSSS National Theatre in 1997. (WhatsOnStage.com). X Aug 4-6: 12:45 (1h) £5.00 www.scamptheatre.com Theatre Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: theSpaces @ Surgeons Music, Puppetry 12:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Hall • Nicolson Street Udderbelly’s Pasture • Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Bristo Square 12:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 14-28: 13:10 (1h) B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £10.00 (£8.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 12:30 (50m) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £6.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-8,11-12,17-19,23-26, 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30: 12:30 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 12:30 (50m) £11.00 (£9.00)

Interact with mad scientists, witches and werewolves! Help save the pumpkins in this spookily funny two-hour performance; cast spells, create experiments and stop the evil Fairy Godmother! Halloween has come early... Comedy, Interactive

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 14:00 (50m)

£6.50

B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 7-12,16-17,19,23-24,26,

Aug 16-21: 12:25 (2h) £12.00 (£8.00) (£27.00 F)

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Thumbelina

30: 14:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:00 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 556 9579 V30GD6 XAug 6: 10:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-15,17-22,24-30: 10:30 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

White

TAPU

(Suitable for ages 4-9)

‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl

Stage by Stage

TFAU

TFAPU

Music, Storytelling

Catherine Wheels

(Suitable for ages 4-10)

Incognito Theatre Company

Hans Christian Anderson’s classic, beautiful tale of the tiny girl, born from a walnut shell. This new adaptation introduces Thumbelina to another small wonder – Tom Thumb! ‘Charming and enchanting’ (Herald Express). Adaptation, Puppetry

Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row

B 07816 671450 V70GB3 Aug 10-11: 13:30 (45m) £7.50 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) Aug 12-14: 11:30 (45m) £7.50 (£5.00) (£20.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely stinky, nasty and cruel! The Muggle-Wump monkeys and Roly-Poly bird hatch a plan to give them their comeuppance! Packed with laughter, surprises and smelly beards! Roald Dahl’s classic, adapted by David Wood. Comedy

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 8-14: 12:25 (45m) £7.00 (£4.00)

A performance especially for two to four year-olds with music, stories and surprises. In the ‘White’ world everything sparkles, but someone has to keep it that way. ‘One of Scotland’s top theatre groups for children’ (Scotsman).

Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust • Sandeman House

B 0131 228 1404 V346GD6 XAug 5: 10:30 (35m); 13:30 (35m) £4.00 Aug 6-8, 10-13, 17-22, 24-29: 10:30 (35m); 13:30 (35m) £6.00 (£5.00). Groups of over ten people, 11th ticket free T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS

The White Dalmatian

The Wind in the The Wonderful Willows Wizard of Oz

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TFU

TFPU

(Suitable for ages 3-12)

(Suitable for ages 5+)

(Suitable for ages 3+)

2Landa

Not Cricket Productions

Patch of Blue Theatre in Association With Hartshorn-Hook Productions

The dalmatian’s the new toy in the box and loved by all. But the old witch becomes jealous and magics away his spots! So, ‘The White Dalmatian’ and his friends go on an exciting journey to fairyland...

Meet Badger, Ratty and Mole as they keep Toad out of trouble and save Toad Hall from the clutches of the stoats and weasels. A faithful adaptation of Grahame’s classic for all the family. Comedy, Theatre

Comedy, Musical

New Town Theatre • Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street

C too • St Columba’s by the Castle, Johnston Terrace

B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3

B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4

XAug 5-6: 11:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 11:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (£7.00 C) Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23-27: 11:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£6.00 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

15:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 15:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Whooooo’s Afraid of the Big U Bad Wolf? (Suitable for ages 4-10)

Act II Theatre Company

Puppetry, Theatre

Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: 15:45 C too • St Columba’s (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) by the Castle, Johnston Terrace Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30:

The Wizard of Oz

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Join Dorothy and her friends in their quest for knowledge, courage, heart and home. A magical mix of puppetry, music and storytelling theatre. Take the family on an unforgettable adventure down the Yellow Brick Road. www.patchofbluetheatre.co.uk

(Suitable for ages 3+)

Babs Productions This very successful adaptation of the famous story is a great family show with song, dance, fun, magic and plenty of audience participation. Great value. ‘Delightful, as good as the best’ (Tony Rowett, audience member).

B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4 Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: 14:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 14:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C)

See Venue Guide for more information

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A World of Pure Imagination – Free

SCHOOLS POSTER COMPETITION

APU (Suitable for ages 0+)

Peters Productions/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Musical, Traditional

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge A delightful insight into the misunderstood life of the Big Bad Wolf who appears in many treasured fairy tales. Charming and quirky, this will enchant children, encouraging them to use imaginations and voices!

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 17-21: 11:10 (1h) £6.00 (£4.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Comedy, Interactive

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 XAug 6-7: 10:15 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 9-14,16-21: 10:15 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Interactive show of favourite stories and poetry from authors including Kipling and Lewis Carroll. Each performance varies, uniquely brought to life by entertainers inviting you to share their world of pure imagination. www.petersproductions.co.uk Poetry, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

This exhibition at The Museum of Childhood (V76) will run from 10 June to 30 August.

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-22: 12:20 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Aaaaaaaargh! Malcolm Hardee Documentary Preview

Aaaand Now AAA Stand-Up For Something Late Completely TM Improvised! – Free

APL

APU

Bound & Gagged Comedy

Tunnel Films/Laughing Racing Minds/ Horse Free Festival Laughing Horse Free Festival

Acclaimed documentary charting the anarchic life and untimely death of unsung ‘Godfather of Alternative Comedy’, Malcolm Hardee. Entrepreneur, comedian, criminal, drunkard – told by Arthur Smith, Harry Enfield, Jools Holland, amongst others and his mum. Multimedia Laughing Horse @ Counting House • 38 West Nicolson St B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 8-9: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

See page 67 for show information

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street B0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 11: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aaaaaay-Up! Topless Comedy Meets Bottomless Talent

An improvised comic play based on audience suggestions: completely different every day of the Fringe. Join us and be a part of a unique comedy experience. Suitable for all ages! www.racingminds.co.uk Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 6-30: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

AAA Stand-Up

TM Bound & Gagged Comedy

Brand new show for 2010 starring – Erich McElroy: ‘Hilariously insightful’ (List). Ryan McDonnell: ‘Candid and incisive’ (Irish Post). Steve N Allen: ‘Charming and witty persona’ (Chortle.co.uk). Book early! Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 23:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Abandoman: Pic ‘n’ Mixtape

TFPM CKP

M Good Times Comedy/ Comedy Mayhem @ The Miller

The cream of London’s open mic circuit, including up-andcoming stars from Time Out featured clubs Good Times and Comedy Mayhem @ The Miller, such as Comedy Store gong show winner Ian Baker, and Joe Stillers. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

Winners of Hackney Empire New Act of The Year and Total sell-out 2005-2009, Musical Comedy Awards returns with a brand new 2010. Abandoman create line-up. Marlon Davis: ‘An hilarious tracks at lightning effortlessly open, confident speed. ‘Killer punchlines, style’ (Chortle). Paul lyrically mind-blowing improv. McCaffrey: ‘Charm, charisma, Genius!’ (Stage); ‘‘Flight success written all over him’ of the Conchords’ meets ‘8 (Evening Standard). Matt Mile’’ (Chortle.co.uk). Rudge: ‘Impressive stand-up’ Improv, Musical (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 21:45 (55m) £5.00 XAug 4-6: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 19:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

21:45 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:45 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 5-16,18-29: 13:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

See page 93 for show information

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PM G & T Comedy/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

The north east’s finest stand-up comedy performers descend on the Fringe for your delectation and delight. Join Ginger and Tiffer for top comedy you’d normally have to cross Scotland to see! Sketch show, Stand-up

Absolute Best of Absolute Beginners

Adam and Phil – Contains Mild Peril

L

PJ

Alan Sharp/PBH’s Free Fringe

Adam and Phil/PBH’s Free Fringe

Returning for a third great year with a fresh batch of the best new acts in Scottish stand-up comedy. The future and your laughter is in safe hands with these great newcomers.

Adam and Phil are two silly stand-ups. Join them and they will expound their views on issues such as law, owls, horses and dippy eggs. With a bit of double-act banter in the middle.

Stand-up

Stand-up

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Dragonfly • 52 West Port Cowgate V63GF4

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 22-29: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-28: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Accept Your Inner Plonker – Free

About Comedy: Stand-Up PN Comedy Courses Chloe Philip/PBH’s

FK

COMEDY

Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: 15:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Adam Hills Mess Around

L Off The Kerb Productions

A REGULAR MUSIC & MZA PRESENTATION

2010 E4 COWBARN,BRISTO SQUARE MON 23RD AUG -SUN 29TH AUG 8.50PM

0131 226 0000 www.edfringe.com

‘Fabulous spoken-word.. the audience were in tears of laughter’- DAILY RECORD See page 69 for show information

Free Fringe

Laughing Horse Comedy

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive course. Our tutors are comedians and writers. Includes a performance in a Fringe Show. Further information available at www. aboutcomedy.co.uk, info@aboutcomedy.co.uk. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Workshop

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 7-8,10-11,14-15,17-18, 21-22,24-25,28-29: 12:00 (2 day course, 4h30m each day) £99.00 (£89.00,£79.00 SC)

Emerging Scottish standup talent Chloe Philip reflects on red-faced brushes with celebrity, calamitous experiments in seduction, and plays some scorching jokesongs. A triumphant and comical return from New York City’s Antifolk scene. ‘Lovely’ (Jimmy Carr); ‘Perky’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Stand-up

Opium • 71 Cowgate

V96GE5 Aug 7-17,19-28: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Australia’s triple Perrier nominee returns with something a little different. Adam’s throwing the script out the window and devoting an hour to ad-libbing with the audience. No script, no plan, no idea. SSSSS (Scotsman).

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 5-6: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 7-8, 10-12, 17-19, 24-25: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22: 19:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 26-29: 19:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Adam Riches Rides!

Adam Vincent – Addicted to Vital Signs Danger!

TFPM

TU

TFPL

Tigco in Association With United Agents

EdCom and Dick the Horse Productions

McNeil & Pamphilon

‘Gloriously funny character comic’ (Scotsman) Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of ‘raucous daftness’ (Metro). Total sell-out 2009 ‘Rogue Males’ SSSSS (Chortle); SSSS (Times); SSSS (Scotsman); SSSS (Metro); SSSS (List); SSSS (Fest); SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

The story of a boy who is a comedian who became a nurse who saved a man on a plane. ‘The hour is a pleasure albeit a guilty one’ (Chortle); ‘quite simply hilarious’ (Buzzcuts).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Stand-up

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Addy Van Der After Hours Borgh: Advanced N Mumbo Jumbo

PL Addy Van Der Borgh/ The Stand Comedy Club

Sitcom Trials winners, with Funny Women finalist Rachel Stubbings. As seen on BBC, ITV, C4. Previous reviews: ‘Hysterically funny... Brilliant performances’ (Larry Charles, ‘Borat’, ‘Seinfeld’). ‘Comic timing and instincts that cannot be taught’ (Brendon Burns, if.Comedy winner). Sketch show

B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Pleasance Dome •

Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

A show about the different ways we communicate, ‘Advanced Mumbo Jumbo’ also covers basic Jibba Jabba and intermediate Double Dutch, among other bits and bobs. ‘Brilliant natural clown’ (Daniel Kitson). SSSSS (List). Stand-up

Pleasance and Amused Moose Comedy

Legendary, unmissable ‘After Hours’ showcases this year’s biggest stand-ups in a comedy club setting – some so hot we mightn’t be allowed to announce them beforehand. ‘The best late night show on the Fringe – brilliant!’ (Jason Byrne). Stand-up

Aidan Bishop – Adaptable

TU EdCom

Aidan has had enough! Everyone is getting it in this show – especially hipsters! Please don’t come to this show in tight pants. iPhone’s are not cool. Times have changed... Join Bishop as he tries to adapt... Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

XAug 5-6: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 The Stand Comedy Club II • B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-5: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 16 North St Andrew Street XAug 6-7: 00:40 (2h15m) Aug 6-12,17-19,23-26: XAug 4-6: 17:00 (55m) 22:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) XAug 4-6: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 18:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 £9.00 £5.00 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:00 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 17:00 (55m) £7.00 (£5.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:00 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 2: 18:10 (1h) £7.00

(£6.00) XAug 5: 18:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 17:25 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 12,19,26: 00:40 (2h15m) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 00:40 (2h15m) £11.50 (£10.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

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Al Murray: The Pub Landlord’s Compete for the Meat

PJ Avalon Promotions Ltd

The Pub Landlord returns to the Fringe with ‘Compete for the Meat’ – the ultimate lunchtime pub quiz. Test your general knowledge and win a frozen chicken!

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 16-28: 12:30 (1h30m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Alan Sharp – Reasons Why I Should Be Allowed to Carry a Gun

See page 96 for show information

Alex Horne: Odds

Alex Horne: The Alex Zane: Just Alfie Brown and Taskmaster One More Thing… Ivo Graham

TPJ

PJ

TAPM

Avalon Promotions Ltd Avalon Promotions Ltd Alex Zane

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Alan Sharp/PBH’s Free Fringe

‘Joyous’ (Scotsman), ‘quietly rebellious’ (Stage), ‘gentlemanly’ (Metro) comedian Alex Horne discusses numbers, the universe, gambling, regrets The world is going to hell in a and quantum physics. He’ll hand basket. Comedian Alan also try to distract you with Sharp has the solution; it involves his majestic PowerPoint skills him and a gun. He won’t shoot as featured on BBC4’s ‘We you, though. Probably. Need Answers’. www.randomalan.co.uk Stand-up

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 Aug 7-28: 22:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

After twenty challenges including ‘Gaining Weight’ and ‘Sun Headline Prediction’, Alex Horne declares either Atkinson, Basden, Christmas, Dowdeswell, Edwards, Fitzhigham, Goldsmith, Hall, Key, Langford, Long, Morgan, Pitcher, Olver, Watson, Wilkinson, Woolf, Wozniak or Wrigglesworth, ‘The Taskmaster’.

Star of Channel 4’s ‘Rude Tube’ and ‘Balls of Steel’, Alex brings his brand new stand-up show to the Fringe. ‘Setting an example for a new generation of slightly fey men’ (GQ).

Alfie Brown (‘highlight of the show’, [ThreeWeeks]; ‘comic glint that sets him apart from his peers’, [Chortle.co.uk]). Ivo Graham (Winner, SYTYF Stand-up 2009; nominee, Chortle ‘best Pleasance Dome • newcomer’ 2010; ‘One of Potterow, 1 Bristo Square the best young comedians B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 around’, [Time Out]).

Pleasance Dome •

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Ali Cook: Pieces Alistair Greaves, All Joking Aside All the King’s of Strange Darren Maskell TFK Men – Free and Laurence TM PN Smile and Nod Tuck in 3D! Bound & Gagged Comedy By Arrangement With International Artistes

Star of Channel 4’s ‘Dirty Tricks’ and Five’s ‘Monkey Magic’. Award-winning TV magician Ali Cook returns to Edinburgh after his sell-out debut. ‘A sharp irreverent magician’ (Daily Star); ‘Immensely funny’ (Daily Telegraph). www.alicook.com Stand-up, Magic

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Rob Coleman/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Thrill! At the deadpan joke machine of Tuck. Quake! At the fantastical visions of Maskell. Surrender! To the forbidden temptations of Greaves. Presented for the first time in glorious threedimensions. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

£6.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,2729: 21:45 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 9-10,12,16-17,19,2326,30: 21:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

XAug 5-6: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-29: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Performers from across the pond take suggestions from the audience and turn them into hour-long plays. Loveable characters, romantic situations and mind-blowing action will have you laughing in your seats and rolling in the aisles. www.smileandnod.org Improv, Sketch show

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

Scotland’s most promising new comedians bring you an hour of comedy fit for a king. These jesters will bare their souls, and maybe their bums, to make you laugh and soil your underpants. Spoken word, Stand-up

The (Almost) Carbon Neutral Comedy Club by Day – Free

The (Almost) Carbon Neutral Comedy Club by Night – Free

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The show that’s low cost to you and the environment. Boisterous compere Dan McKee presents an afternoon of free comedy featuring the best in guest stand-ups. Eco-friendly and hilarious. www.freefestival.co.uk

Three comics, minimum environmental cost. Featuring gag merchant Rob Coleman, observationalist Will Marsh and hyperactive Tom Roche. Making you laugh whilst trying not to duff up the planet. www.freefestival.co.uk

Laughing Horse @ B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Espionage • 4 India Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: Buildings, Victoria Street Compilation, Stand-up 14:40 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) (entrances on Cowgate Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: and Victoria Street) Laughing Horse @ The 14:40 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:40 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

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Alun Cochrane: American Jokes. Life. And Cougar of Jokes About Life. Comedy – Free

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American House AmusedMoose Party Comedy’s Gangshow TFL Left Right TIM

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Join hotly-tipped comics Josh Widdicombe, Leicester Mercury ‘comedian of the An envelope stuffed full of my This cougar and selfyear’ 2010, and James Acaster own hand-chiselled, lovingly proclaimed slut brings her (‘I could watch him forever’, Grab your hot tickets to talent- Vote for hot, breakthrough created jokes versus a bag of side-splitting humour about [Josie Long]), for an hour of spot the next Rhod, Jimmy, stars-of-tomorrow, battling life (not insulin: anecdotes, life, sex and living in the fast fantastic stand-up comedy. Sarah, Jack and Simon amongst brilliantly for fame, fortune observations). But which lane, to Edinburgh. She’ll The perfect addition to your this year’s stellar crop of and shiny Moose trophies. is funniest? Let’s decide answer any questions you ‘Amused Moose’s Hot Starlets’, Stephen K Amos skilfully hosts festival, highly recommended. together. SSSSS (List). ask. Her insightful answers plus a past Hot Starlet who is Amused Moose Comedy’s Stand-up www.aluncochrane.co.uk will surprise. Free. now rather famous. prestigious talent search final, Laughing Horse @ www.sandrarisser.com. www.amusedmoose.com/shows in association with 4DVD.  Stand-up www.amusedmoose.com/shows Meadow Bar • Interactive, Stand-up Compilation, Stand-up The Stand Comedy Club 42-44 Buccleuch Street Improv, Sketch show Compilation, Stand-up Laughing Horse @ The III & IV • 28 York Place Pleasance Dome • B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 C aquila • Roman Eagle B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Three Sisters • Lodge, Johnston Terrace Potterow, 1 Bristo Square The Bongo Club • Aug 6-16,18-23,25-29: 139 Cowgate 37 Holyrood Road 19:45 (1h) Aug 6-29: 21:15 (1h) B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 (Free Non-ticketed) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: X Aug 6: 12:40 (1h15m) £5.00 Aug 22: 14:00 (2h45m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 5-29: 19:15 (1h) 21:35 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,14-15: 12:40 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: (1h15m) £8.00 (£6.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 21:35 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 13: 12:40 (1h15m) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: £7.50 (£6.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 21:35 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Using Chicago-style improv techniques, Left Right TIM will have you laughing and gasping for more. High-energy, improv comedy! Rigorously-trained improvisers work together to create hilarious situations and ridiculous realities. ‘Spontaneous, unique comedy’ (CU Independent). www.leftrighttim.com

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Andi (‘Mock The Week’, BBC2) is an East End girl born to Nigerian migrants. This is her hilarious search for an identity in the cultural crossfire of Modern Britain. ‘Recommended’ (Time Out). ‘Perfect delivery’ (Guardian). ‘Hilarious’ (Sun).

Seen as just a lad, by everyone except for actual lads. Andrew’s a white, English, straight male who’s spent his whole life trying to make it up to everyone around him. ‘A natural comedian’ (Stage).

The woolly, liberal half of Collings and Herrin goes solo courtesy of PBH’s Free Fringe, with a humorous, genial, rambling guide to urban survival, walking with pigeons and a demonstration of dancing on public transport without detection.

Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

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Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

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£7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 17:35 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 4-6: 20:45 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 20:45 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:45 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Andrew and the Slides of Chaos Andrew Clover: PJ Love Rules Husky and Scotch/ PBH’s Free Fringe

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Andrew Lawrence: The Too Ugly For Television Tour 2010

TL Chambers Management

7pm (8.05pm)

0844 844 0044 www.thehighlight.co.uk your chance to play bullseye with the legend Jim bowen. maybe win a bendy bully or the star prize.

special celebrity guest every show. It’ll all be super-smashing-great! edinburgh

Omni Centre, Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AU Tel: 0131 524 9300

Like you, Andrew works in middle management and makes pointless presentations to morons. Unlike you, he has an evil warlock for a laptop and might be the only thing standing between you and Armageddon. Multimedia

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 22-28: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Andrew Clover (Perrier nominee, writer of Sunday Times column ‘Dad Rules’) in a wise, hilarious show about learning the rules of love. ‘I’d give him all the stars that other acts have thrown away’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up, Storytelling

Life’s not fair and the world’s a disgusting place to live. Andrew Lawrence tries to find some consolation. Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2006/7. ‘Best UK headline act’ Chortle Award nominee 2010.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Stand-up

XAug 4-6: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 18:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Andy Zaltzman Swears to Tell the Truth, Half the Truth, and Everything But the Truth

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Join Dave Smiff (Reading Festival finalist 2009) to ‘Learn Yourself Cockney’, contrasted with absurd Edinburgh’s favourite Irish intellectual observations from comedian returns for just five Star of ‘The Bugle’ podcast, Mark Speed, plus special nights! Book now. ‘One of the ‘History Of The Third guests. This is comedy for most significant comedians Millennium’ (Radio 4), returns the masses. For those of you working in the country today’ under oath. ‘Probably the who aren’t religious, there’s (Independent); ‘Fiercely funny best satirical comic we’ve always Catholicism. and utterly invigorating’ produced in two decades’ (Times); ‘Ill-advised Stand-up (Time Out). hedonism’ (Scotsman). Kiwi Bar @ Walkabout • Stand-up Omni Centre, Leith Street

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

The Stand Comedy Club V344GC5 B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 III & IV • 28 York Place Aug 7-28: 18:15 (50m) B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 17: 23:30 (1h) £12.00 XAug 4: 18:05 (1h10m) M T W T F S S M T W T Aug 18-21: 23:30 (1h) £15.00 £8.00 (£7.00) XAug 5: 14:40 (1h10m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £8.00 (£7.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 6-15,17-29: 16:20 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (1h10m) £9.00 (£8.00)

Andrew O’Neill

FPN Best Medicine Management/PBJ Management

The event marks the publication of ‘How I Escaped My Certain Fate, The Life and Deaths of a StandUp Comedian’

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Ant Dewson: I Bought Richard Hammond’s Underpants on Anil Desai – Hey, eBay TL Impressions Guy! Ant Dewson and

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Desperately Seeking Stagetime

Anil Desai

The occult comedian returns with another hour of words that may or may not include ‘hobo’, ‘arch’ and ‘saint and Greavsie’. SSSS (List); SSSS (Chortle.co.uk); SSSS (Fest); SSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Hitting new heights of comedic brilliance’ (Time Out).

The stand-up chameleon returns for his second solo show. ‘A tour de force of impressions...side-splittingly funny...ridiculously talented... stardom is beckoning.’ SSSS (EdinburghGuide.com); Stand-up Downstairs at the Tron • ‘Uniquely entertaining... consistently funny and 9 Hunter Square memorable.’ SSSS B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 (ThreeWeeks). Aug 16-26: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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This show contains songs about love, puppies, alternative uses for gravy, dead people, Carol Vorderman, piercings and Richard Hammond’s underpants. It also contains bad piano playing and jazz chords. Sorry. www.antdewson.co.uk Music

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

XAug 4-5: 20:45 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 20:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Malcolm Hardee Award 2008 nominee and ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award 2009 winner. Follow the hilarious and touching journey of a wandering Irish gypsy fiddler through drink, drugs and near-death experiences. www.aindrias.com Music, Theatre

Rare festival chance to see Brace yourself for a hilariously the award-winning comedian fresh and side-splitting show and actor, star of ‘Father Ted’, as the wonderfully daft ‘My Hero’ and ‘Val Falvey’. Antics bring their improvised This is a limited run of Ardal’s madness to the Fringe, new stand-up show, prior to including exclusive games and his autumn UK tour. favourites from ‘Whose Line’ Book early. and ‘Mock The Week’. Stand-up Improv, Sketch show

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Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

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A craic squad of comedy performance poets tackles life’s major issues including scary schoolteachers, mythical monsters, mountaineering grannies and missing teapots, pausing only for laughter and medical emergencies. www. argumentsandnosebleeds. co.uk

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Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 16-22: 22:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 23-29: 17:05 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Arthur Smith hosts a special Edinburgh edition of his BBC Radio 4 comedy and music show from the Pleasance. Be prepared to travel around the nooks and crannies of this festival landmark. Music, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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We like plates with Prince Charles spaniels on them. This is our double bill standup show. ‘Hatty Ashdown is warm, infectiously funny and brilliant’ (Josie Long); ‘Surreal. Darren Maskell stole the show’ (ThreeWeeks).

Barry Award-nominated (Melbourne Comedy Festival) Australian comic Asher Treleaven tackles the question: what makes a man manly? Is it the suit or something more fleshy? Winner, Critics’ Choice Award (Melbourne). ‘Tantalising moments of scintillating genius’ (Chortle.com).

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Wake up and smell the comedy. The cult duo return with some songs and sketchy banter. Come for complimentary chuckles, coffee and croissants. ‘Unpretentious, intelligent and funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Dark, dry and delightful’ (ThreeWeeks). Musical, Sketch show

Assembly turns 30 and we’re celebrating in style. Join us to launch our stunning 30th Fringe season. Take a sneaky peak at a great selection of our best theatre, comedy, dance and music shows.

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 £5.00

Aug 7-9,11-12,16,18-19, 23-26,30: 20:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 11:35 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-16,18-29: 11:35 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00)

BBC Radio 4’s celebrated impoverished author presents his favourite prose and poetry, all written by himself. Ed’s helped by two so-called celebrity actors he’s not heard of. He’d rather do it himself and trouser the fee.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

The fast-talking lyrical machine-gun comic slows it down for a deep and meaningful look at life with personal stories and a unique life philosophy. www.imranyusuf.com Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Compilation B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Espionage • 4 India Aug 19: 14:15 (1h) Assembly @ Assembly Buildings, Victoria Street (Free Ticketed) Hall • Mound Place (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S and Victoria Street)

Just The Tonic at the Pleasance Courtyard • Caves • Enter from The Laughing Horse @ Aug 4: 20:00 (2h30m) 60 Pleasance Rowantree Bar (under Espionage • 4 India £10.00 Buildings, Victoria Street B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 South Bridge), 253 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 4-6: 20:40 (1h) and Victoria Street) B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Caves | Venue 88 | 253 Cowgate

See page 109 for show information

Ashdown and Maskell’s Trade Show

Aug 7-22,24-29: 14:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

5 - 29 AUG 0131 556 5375 (EXCEPT 16)

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0131556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk 0131 226 0000 www.edfringe.com TIME OUT ‘ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY YOUNG SKETCH GROUPS’

See page 86, 47 for show information

See page 67 for show information

Audi, Vide, Tace Ava Vidal: The Axis of Lessons I Should Awesome and PM Have Learnt Friends Sing Charlotte Young/ Songs... and PBH’s Free Fringe PM Friends! Ava Vidal/The Stand Comedy Club

FPL

The Axis of Awesome: Songs in the Key of Awesome

TFPL Axis of Awesome

Axis of Awesome

Excommunicated from the elite groups of western culture for knowing too much, Charlotte Young exposes her incredible, top-secret discoveries to the public. Listen, watch and shut up. ‘Young, talented and very, very funny’ SSSS (British Theatre Review). Stand-up

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 18-28: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Ava (‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’) relives her worst moments and wonders do we ever learn, or are we destined to repeat the same mistakes over and over until we die? www.avavidal.co.uk Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

Join the Axis of Awesome and your favourite guests from across the festival for the late night musical party show you’ll be talking about for days and dreaming about for nights. Musical

Gilded Balloon Teviot • B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Bristo Square

XAug 5: 15:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 15:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Baby Wants Candy – The Full Band Improvised Musical

Back to the 80s! – Free

PM Harvey Cartel/PBH’s Free Fringe

TFU Baby Wants Candy

Remind yourselves how much the 80s rocked with ‘’Spinal Tap’ meets ‘Flight of this twisted medley of the Conchords’’ (Scotsman) sketch nostalgia, featuring a Earned ultra-rare five stars as Australia’s gods of comedy ‘Rainbow’ murder mystery, from the Scotsman. The rock return to Edinburgh to ‘Thundercats’ marriage original and best improvised sing funny songs at your face. counselling, and a ‘Blind musical returns after four sellSSSSS ‘Truly awesomely Date’ gone horribly wrong! out seasons! Shout out a title funny!’ (Adelaide Advertiser). Warning: May contain 90s and BWC improvises an entire references! musical before your eyes! Musical Sketch show Gilded Balloon Teviot • Improv, Musical

Bristo Square

Assembly @ Assembly

Cabaret Voltaire •

36 Blair Street B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Hall • Mound Place B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 19:45 (1h) B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 V139GE5

XAug 6-8: 00:15 (1h)

£5.00 Aug 12-14,19-21,27-29: 00:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

£5.00 Aug 8-12,16-17,19, 23-24,26,30: 19:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 17:35 (1h)

£5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,24-26,30: 17:35 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:35 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00)

Aug 7-12,14-19,21-26,28: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY John Fleming presents

HELEN KEEN Soon to be a BBC Radio

4 series

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“INSPIRED” The Gu “A BLAST” Chortle

ekss Week Th ree We Three Ba by ay Baby dw ay oa Br dw Broa t Fes t Fes 1.15 lunchtime 6th - 30th August (not 10th) www.helenkeen.com See page 45 for show information

See page 73 for show information

Baggage of Being

The Bald and the Beautiful

The Ballad of Backbone Joe

Bang Out of Order

PM

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PJ

Christian Ancliff and Stacy Adams

Alex Marion, Elise Suitcase Royale Harris, Johnny Armstrong/PBH’s Free Fringe

Comedians Christian Ancliff and Stacy Adams crash together on a flight of fancy with a suitcase load of jokes, mixing metaphors like cheap holiday drinks and discovering themselves along the voyage. Tickets free but only one way! Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street

V389GE5 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,2528: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Alex: ‘Superb one-liners’ (Mirth Control); Johnny: ‘Funny bones’ (Comedy Store); and Elise: ‘Sublime comedian’ (Fringe Report); share everything they know in an hour –with filler. Finalists: Hackney Empire, Chortle Student Comedy. Winner: ‘Upstaged’ BBC3. www.funnypeculiar.com/ baldandthebeautiful Stand-up

Aug 7-28: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

TNT Comedy Explosion

A whisky-soaked tale of murder and deceit, live music and dark comic stylings from renowned junkyard theatre trio and masters of Australian gothic. ‘Superb’ SSSS (Scotsman); ‘Wallace and Gromit meets David Lynch’SSSSS (Montreal Gazette).

Will exercise that laughter muscle with jokes galore as eight stand-up comics put on a pun-tastic laugh-a-minute show. See the cream of London’s comedy. Laughter guaranteed... Party time, come, enjoy, tell your friends!

Theatre

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate XAug 4-6: 14:35 (1h) £5.00 and Victoria Street) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26:

Dragonfly • 52 West Port 14:35 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

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Venue 14 Gilded Balloon Teviot 0131 622 6552 www.gildedballon.co.uk

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:35 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Barry & Stuart – Barry Cryer 98% Séance U

TFU

Gilded Balloon

Barry & Stuart

Experience a mind-blowing séance hosted by ‘genuinely remarkable’ (Sunday Telegraph) Scottish Baftanominated magicians as they raise the dead for fun and profit; ‘Pure magic’ (List). www.barryandstuart. com, www.bbc.co.uk/ barryandstuart Interactive, Magic

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

In spite of a recent petition, Barry returns with a show of sit-down comedy. Born outside the village of Wedlock, his first job was designing laptops or y-fronts, as they became known.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 6-19: 18:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 6-29: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

XAug 5-6: 22:20 (1h) £6.00

Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 225 2022V259GC4 22:20 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 6-30: 20:35 (1h) Aug 16-17,23-24: 22:20 (Free Non-ticketed) (1h) £6.50

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll and Hyde 112 Hanover St

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Base Notes

PM Jeremy Miles

Brilliantly funny musical comedy and spoof songs. Scores a ten on the smuto-meter. Finds the filth in the most innocent of songs. Includes ‘nine million knob gags’ and the outrageous ‘Three Welts on my Shaft’. www.freefestival.co.uk for details. Stand-up, A cappella

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

BBC Comedy Presents

Beach Hut Mutts – Free

TFN

PN

BBC Comedy

Hutchins and Haase/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

BBC Comedy presents another month of fantastic late-night comedy. Promising the biggest names and the hottest new talent, the show has sold out every year so book early to avoid disappointment. ‘Absolutely hysterical...astounding... wonderfully funny’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

AN BattleActs! Productions

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Producers and writers from BBC Radio Comedy offer advice and tips about what it takes to write a radio comedy and get it on air. Includes a Q & A session.

Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5

FOOTLIGHTS

Musical, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

XAug 5: 20:45 (1h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-25,27-29: 20:45 (1h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Beacon of Health and BBC Radio Fitness: Racy Comedy Writers’ Comedy with Seminar an Open Heart Chakra. U BBC Radio 4

Time Out London Critic’s Choice and Smirnoff Hot Pick impro show comes to Edinburgh! Outrage* the whole* of London by seeing our sell-out London show for free! In Edinburgh! (*Adjectives enhanced in post-production.) ‘Went from funny to hilarious’ (Remotegoat.co.uk).

THE TIMES

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 7-18: 12:10 (40m) XAug 4-6: 23:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-12,17-19,23,25-26,30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 23:00 (1h30m) £9.50 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:00 (1h30m) £10.50 (£9.00)

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy

Top-class knockabout comic romp from comedians with two Fringe Firsts, three Perrier nominations, an Olivier nomination and ‘performer of the year’ award from Time Out: ‘Character comedy – with a twist. Check them out.’ www. utternonsense.moonfruit.com  

‘A must-have ticket’

3:50pm

Ace Dome

See page 62 for show information

PJ Abigoliah Schamaun/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Workshop

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 18: 10:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Possibly the only stand-up/ yogi in the world, Abigoliah Schamaun obsesses about her desire to be a vegan, animalloving sage – whilst being a fast-food-eating, reality-TVwatching jezebel.

See page 120 for show information

Stand-up

Aug 6-29: 00:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

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B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 6-17,19-30: 22:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY Bec Hill Didn’t Want to Play Your Stupid Game Anyway

TPM Roly Poly Grandma Productions

This is a coming of age show. Don’t laugh. ‘Coming’ is not a funny word.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 16:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Beer Goggles – Free See page 59 for show information

PL Jim Campbell & Ben Van der Velde/PBH’s Free Fringe

Is the glass half full or half empty? The world contains joy, love and kittens but also war, pestilence and Piers Morgan. Which side prevails? Two men put forward their cases to determine the definitive answer.

See page 115 for show information

Compilation, Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-28: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Behind the Ben El Fun Truth: More Lies APM – Free

PU Who is Jean?/PBH’s Free Fringe

This is the controversially tame story of four quitters who refused to win. A fourfaced sketch show following the scandalous stars of moving pictures and what happens when the pictures stop. N.B. They survive.

El Purnell & Ben Lawes/PBH’s Free Fringe

The debut show of Bolton’s finest Ben Lawes and Ecuador comic export El Purnell. A funny and entertaining mix of excellent observational stand-up from Ben, fused with the energetic high jinks of El, who performs in his native Spanish. Viva ‘Ben El Fun’!

Sketch show

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5

Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street

V389GE5

Aug 7-28: 15:30 (1h) Aug 9-10,12-17,19-24,26-27: (Free Non-ticketed) 14:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Belgrave and Manera’s Music Club

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F S S 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Bennett Arron Has Had Enough

PM Bennett Arron/PBH’s Free Fringe

Belgrave and Manera Present

Mikes Belgrave and Manera present a free comedy show about music, featuring their favourite records, some long dead musicians and a lot of laughs. ‘Less ‘Flanders & Swann’ more ‘High Fidelity’, highly recommended’ (Guardian 2010).  www.musicclubcomedy.co.uk Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

Arrested in a dawn raid by Scotland Yard, told his novel can’t be published as he’s not a woman and discovered his friend is on a better mobile phone tariff... Bennett Arron has had enough.

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 19-28: 19:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 5-29: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Berlin for Best of Irish Beginners – Free Comedy

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PN

Rosalie Delaney/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Stand Comedy Club

Ireland’s finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic From defiling delicious yuppie showcase featuring three top dads in organic supermarkets comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. to Kommunismus and ‘Wonderful line-up truly ‘Germany’s Next Top Model’, 21-year-old Australian justifies show’s title’ (Evening News). Great craic – different Anaïs Nin-wannabe Rosalie line-up nightly. learns that Berlin, and its www.thestand.co.uk decadent degenerates, have more emotional baggage than Cabaret, Stand-up even herself.   Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 12-21: 00:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Best of Scottish Best of ‘So You Comedian of the Think You’re Year Funny?’

TFM

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Ha Ha Comedy

Gilded Balloon

A selection of Scotland’s best, featuring previous winners and finalists. Nominated for ‘best traditional event’ at the Scottish Event Awards. ‘Genuinely prestigious affair... with a genuine sense of occasion’ (Chortle); ‘Major talent’ (Skinny).

Your chance to see participants from the best stand-up comedy competition over the past 23 years at the Fringe. You just can’t get better.

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Street) The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place Aug 6-29: 18:05 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Best of Popcorn Comedy

Best of FJ Edinburgh – The Perrin for Just Showcase Show Mick for Laughs Live

K EdCom

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

XAug 5-6: 23:10 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 23:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:10 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 16-17,23-24: 23:10 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 6-7,11-14,19-22: 22:15 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Best of the Fest – Daytime

U Assembly

Best of the Fest The Beta Males’ 2010 Picnic in ‘The Bunker’ M Assembly & STV

Beta Males’ Picnic

‘Best of the Fest’ features the best comedians in the world. It’s a guaranteed night of big laughs, headline acts and stand-up stars. Definitely the hottest show in August. Sell-out 2002-2009. Compilation

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

Sketch show, Storytelling Underbelly, Cowgate • XAug 6-7: 00:00 (1h20m) £5.00 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) Aug 12,15,19,22,26,29: 00:00 (1h20m) £13.00 (£11.00) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: XAug 5-6: 23:35 (1h) £6.00 00:00 (1h20m) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 23:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 23:35 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 23:35 (1h) £6.50

Best of the Five Pound Fringe Five Pound Fringe

PN Stand Comedy Club

Lunchtime favourite showcasing the best and brightest comics with different line-ups daily, including top headliners and hot new acts. ‘Perfect bitesized flavour of the festival’ (ThreeWeeks). Seventh sell-out year! Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 6-12,16-19,23-26: 13:10 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:10 (1h) £8.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Best of the funniest films online plus top comedians live. (Past acts include Peter Serafinowicz, Adam Buxton, David Cross and Tim Key.) Featured on BBC2’s ‘Culture Show’, Time Out ‘Critic’s Choice’. ‘A joy to behold’ (Sun).

Thirteenth side-splitting year. Quality showcase with Caledonia’s finest. Old favourites and rising stars. Pleasance Dome • Four great comics for twelve Potterow, 1 Bristo quid. Changes nightly. Square ‘Great value in a relaxed B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 environment’ (Scotsman). ‘Best in the country’ (Evening XAug 5-6: 23:30 (1h) News). www.thestand.co.uk £5.00 Stand-up Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) The Stand Comedy Club • T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

5 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Aug 6-29: 21:50 (1h50m) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Post-apocalyptic sketch comedy as four men from today sketch the world of tomorrow, the remaining 273 humans alive and the last punchlines they’ll share. ‘Fizzing with energy and a manic inventiveness’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Brilliant’ SSSS (List).

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

FM

Best of Scottish Comedy

TM

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Beta Males’ Picnic Present...

K Beta Males’ Picnic

Established hit show ‘Best of the Fest’ adds a daytime strand, bringing comedy, cabaret and more from the best shows at the festival. Promising four fantastic acts; good times guaranteed. The best, look no further.

Start your day with a taster of what the Five Pound Fringe has to offer – stand-up, Compilation sketches, music, theatre, Assembly @ Princes St spoken word, maybe even Gardens • West Princes burlesque (unlikely). Check St Gardens, Princes St website and venue boards for The Beta Males host another free wicker-basketful B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 line-ups. of sketches, songs and Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: Sketch show, Stand-up sandwiches. Also featuring 14:20 (1h10m) £12.00 the Fringe’s finest musical T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 14:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Big Comedy The Big Value Bingo! It’s Off Breakfast Comedy Show – the Cuff Late J TFPL Marc Burrows, Barry Ferns and Sarah Pearce

A near sell-out last year, ‘Big Comedy Breakfast’ returns! Join new talents Marc Burrows, Sarah Pearce and Barry Ferns. An unbeatable start to your day! ‘The laughs have been with me all day’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).

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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. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The The GRV • 37 Guthrie Rowantree Bar (under Street South Bridge), B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 253 Cowgate Stand-up

Fifty improv games on fifty bingo balls: each makes a sketch fuelled by your suggestions. Drawn randomly from a proper bingo machine for an uproariously unique comedy experience. With genuine prizes! SSSS (FringeGuru.com). www.offthecuffcomedy.co.uk Improv, Sketch show

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

Blowers and Bly: Bald, Bold and Belligerent

Bob Slayer’s Punk Rock Chat Show – Free

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Henry Blofeld and John Bly (two old farts from ‘Test Match Special’ and ‘Antiques Roadshow’) join forces to prove they are indestructibly young at heart, by putting the world to rights with anecdotes.

Wild liberating banter, games and stories from a rock’n’roll tour manager who has travelled the world with Stooges, Electric Eel Shock, Bloodhound Gang etc. Punk rock comedy: no rules, no limits, no refunds! www.bobslayer.com

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Venue150 @ EICC • B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 150 Morrison Street

(55m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 12-14: 19:40 (1h10m) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: £15.00 (£14.00) 23:15 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 23:15 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Based on Eddie Izzard’s ‘Being Bilingual’ hit, New York comedian turned Scotland resident, Rebecca Donohue, teaches you Spanish. It’s a live language 253 Cowgate Circus, Science learning show, but dirtier and B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 more fun, without stealing Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India XAug 5-6: 19:30 (1h30m) those expensive Rosetta Stone DVDs. Buildings, Victoria Street £5.00 (entrances on Cowgate Stand-up, Storytelling Aug 7,9-10,13-14,20and Victoria Street) 21,27-29: 19:30 (1h30m) Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 £10.00 Counting House • 38 Aug 8,11-12,15,17-19,22Aug 5-29: 12:00 (50m) West Nicolson Street 26: 19:30 (1h30m) £9.00 (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 5-29: 23:30 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (Free Non-ticketed) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words

TFL Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live and Pleasance

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Rebecca Donohue/ Laughing Horse Free Festival ‘Cabaret comedy at its best’ (Scotsman). Four top comedians, two-hour show. In its 16th year as the recognised launchpad for Being a collection of sketches, future stars. Tomorrow’s reactions, punch-ups, comedians, yesterday’s glares, fakery, texts, snare prices…today. For £10 or less. drums, embarrassment, Stand-up childishness, eye-glasses, haircuts, waltzes, small talk, Just The Tonic at the projections, noisy interludes Caves • Enter from The and maybe some balladry if Rowantree Bar (under we have time. South Bridge),

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Hill Street Theatre • 19 Hill Street

B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 Aug 20-30: 21:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Alcoholic football-punditfrom-Hell returns from South Africa 2010 with some suitably outrageous musings on the beautiful game. ‘Needle-sharp observations on the British psyche’ (Guardian); ‘Foul-mouthed and politically incorrect’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Bo Burnham is a 19-year-old American comedian making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with his show ‘Words, Words, Words’, a show where music, poetry, and stand-up collide. Bam!

The Stand Comedy Club • Pleasance Dome • 5 York Place Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Aug 16: 19:45 (1h35m) £10.00 (£9.00)

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The revolution’s here. Join us to talk tactics, eat TicTacs and march for change. No-one said this would be easy. The fight’s beginning. Get ready please. ‘Bubbly, naughty, Modern, Sketch show engaging fun’ SSSS C soco • Chambers Street (ThreeWeeks). SSSS and Cowgate (FringeReview.com). B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 www.theboomjennies.com Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 22:15 Pleasance Courtyard • (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) 60 Pleasance Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 22:15 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) XAug 4-6: 14:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:15 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 7-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 14:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 14:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Dutchmen think Germans are bicycle-thieves... Latvians swear in Russian... Finns: introverted sauna-lovers... ‘British Comedy Award’ nominee (writer: ‘Not Going Out’, ‘Miranda’, ‘Now Show’) uncovers every nation’s thoughts on their neighbours. SSSS (Metro). ‘Wildly talented’ (Chortle). www.paulkerensa.com Spoken word, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 7-20: 20:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The Queensberry Rules/PBH’s Free Fringe

The sequel to ‘And Bosnich is Off His Line’. Current and former Footlights, along with a few friends, deliver s**t-hot stand-up for free! ‘More than on a par with many of the shows at the Fringe proper’ (TheatreGuideLondon.co.uk).

The Queensberry Rules box clever with a prodigiously inventive assortment of character-based sketch comedy, revealing a rogues’ gallery of the strange and silly. Handle with care!

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The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-15,17-28: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 5-6: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 22:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner returns: catch him while you can. ‘The most jaw-droppingly awkward, painful yet ultimately rewarding piece of stand-up we’ve ever seen’ SSSSS (Time Out); SSSS (Metro).

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

‘Cheerful surrealist’ (Guardian), used to talk about Charles II. Now it’s priests and cat-litter. Plus support from A Ant, Fringe’s top Ant comedian. ‘Utterly entertaining’ (Times); ‘Brilliantly, uniquely funny; what truly alternative Fringe comedy should be’ (Chortle). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Aug 5-6: 21:55 (1h) £8.00 XAug 5: 16:40 (1h)

Aug 7,9-10,15,22,29: 21:55 £7.00 (£6.00) (1h) £14.50 (£12.50) Aug 6-15,17-29: 16:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8,11-12,16,18-19, 23-26,30: 21:55 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £12.50 (£11.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 21:55 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Sexy, smart, irreverent, award-winning sketch comedy and musical satire that had sell-out shows in LA, Boston and New York. ‘Sharp writing, impeccable comic timing!’ SSSSS (Boston Globe); ‘Exuberant!’ SSSSS (LA Examiner); ‘Brilliant!’ (Comedy Central). Featured on ‘Showtime!’. www.broadcomedy.com Sketch show

Broderick Chow: The Broken Brooks & Boris – Easy, Tiger! Windows Policy – Free Free TFPL PM Broderick Chow and the Centre for Dangerology

Brody’s on a big adventure: He’s packed his compass, Canadian sense of justice and sandwiches... Maybe this time he’ll destroy capitalism! A stand-up comedy romp through the Marxist wilderness. ‘Constantly entertaining’ (Edinburgh Evening News). www.broderickchow.com Stand-up

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The Stand Comedy Club’s resident sketch troupe brings you a riotous cabaret of weird and wonderful skits and characters. It’s a heady comic mix of the anarchic and the madcap, the raucous and the dark. ‘Absolutely unmissable!’ (Ben’s Mum). Sketch show

Assembly @ George theSpaces @ Surgeons Street • Assembly Hall • Nicolson Street Rooms, 54 George Street

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

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Boris Witzenfeld & Brooks Livermore/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Brooks & Boris, two hot stand-up talents, parade their comedic skills for you, lucky people. Enjoy their unique and fresh stand-up routines. Expect songs, special guests and a really good time, for absolutely free. Music, Stand-up

Kiwi Bar @ Walkabout • Omni Centre, Leith Street

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Sketch and stand-up comedy courtesy of Tom Crowley and Tobi Wilson of BBC’s ‘Four Sad Faces’ fame, SSSS (ThreeWeeks) and Hackney Empire ‘new act of the year’ 2010 finalist Nathaniel Metcalfe. ‘Brilliant’ (Josie Long). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-29: 14:25 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

From their humble beginnings in South Africa, the Brothers Streep stumbled into the spotlight when they appeared on the ‘Graham Norton Show’ playing to Anna Paquin. Now they’re stumbling into Edinburgh to share their songs with you.

‘The Bruce Collective’ drag improv comedy kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Join them as they improvise a film in front of your eyes! Four men, two laptops, one green screen, one hell of a movie!

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Razor-sharp satire. Brand new sketch comedy from five-star sell-out ‘Lights! Camera! Improvise!’. Watch our world’s taboos through the eyes of the Buffoons. They’ll say what you only dare to think. Not for the faint-hearted! Sketch show

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B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Counting House • B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 38 West Nicolson Street B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 20-30: 18:30 (1h) Aug 4-6,17,23-24: £10.00 (£9.00) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 21:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) XAug 6-7: 21:35 (55m) £5.00 XAug 4-5: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-16,18-23,25-30: 21:35 (55m) £7.00 (£5.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Artists’ model, dog walker and general colourful character, Sassy is an intelligent, articulate twentysomething. Combining humorous elegance with witty impressions, she delivers commentary on the world’s bizarre and senseless phenomena; ranging from gentle to downright vexed.

Rising stars and multi awardwinning pair Sam Gore and Max Dickins present one of the safest bets at the festival with an hour of stand-up – that’s well worth taking a gamble.

Stand-up, Talk Laughing Horse @ The Metropole Cafe • 29-33 Newington Road B 0131 668 4999 V141GH6 Aug 6-9,12-15: 18:30 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place B0131 556 9628V164 GC6 Aug 18-19,21-22,25-29: 19:15 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

‘Pant-wettingly hilarious’ (Eye Weekly, Toronto). This multi award-winner is both an irresistible love story and a carnival of boundless imaginings. Directed by Mark Chavez of ‘Pajama Men’. SSSSS (CBC); SSSSS (Terminal City, Vancouver); ‘Must-see!’ (Times, Victoria); ‘Mesmerizing’ (Age).

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 XAug 5-6: 18:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26: 18:50 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:50 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cambridge University Medics Revue: The Exorcyst

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Cammy Sinclair and Cambridge University Phil Kay Medics Revue

Cubist comedian Tobias Persson (voted ‘best stand-up comic’ in Sweden 2008) brings you a razor-sharp, speedy, joyous show about Hilarious sketches, songs and Berlusconi, Jay Z and other dances. Cambridge’s finest fascists. return to the Fringe. Cutting, incisive humour for everyone, Stand-up from Pokemon to horror. We Laughing Horse @ Laughing Horse @ guarantee to make you laugh! Espionage • 4 India Edinburgh City Football Trust us, we are medical Buildings, Victoria Street Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, students! (entrances on Cowgate Leith Walk www.medicsrevue.co.uk and Victoria Street) B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Sketch show Aug 15-21: 21:45 (1h) Aug 6-15,17-28: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) C • Chambers Street (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 15,20-22,27-30: 18:05 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 16-17,23-24: 18:05 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 18-19,25-26: 18:05 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Late night musical comedy with optional dancing. Introduced by Cammy Sinclair, hilarious surrealist folk singer. Followed by the band fronted by Phil Kay, nominated for ‘funniest person’ on umpteen occasions. Featuring idesplitting guest spots.  Music, Stand-up

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 6-9,13-16,20-23,27-30: 00:30 (1h34m) £7.50 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Cannonball’s daredevil comics create scenes from your suggestions, giving life to your inner idiot. Anything can happen in this warm, thrilling and escapist hour. Expect the Owl of Reattachment healing the lame – she’s already appeared once. www.cannonballimpro.com

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PN Carey Marx/The Stand Comedy Club

Science, Magic

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Zoo Southside • B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 117 Nicolson Street

V178GE4 XAug 5-6: 20:20 (1h) £9.00 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-28: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-8,10-11,17-18,24-25: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 20:20 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 20:20 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Carey Marx: Scoundrel

A comedy exploring evolved differences between men and women. A gorilla and a Stone Age man will be summoned up before the dramatic finalé. Carole Jahme is the Guardian’s Evolutionary Agony Aunt, ‘Ask Carole’. www.guardian.co.uk/science/ series/ask-carole

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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XAug 6-7: 19:45 (55m) £6.00 Aug 8-30: 19:45 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Caroline Mabey: Carl Donnelly: Eat Your Friends How Do You Solve TFL a Problem Like Caroline Mabey Carl Donnelly?

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Carey was a medium, an above-average medium. A story of a formative moment, and exploitation by someone who now knows better. ‘Peter Pan’s evil twin’ (New Zealand Herald). ‘An extraordinarily Edinburgh Comedy Award talented stand-up’ (Metro). nominee 2009 Carl Donnelly ‘Utterly brilliant’ (Skinny). returns with another hour of ‘gripping, unmissable stand-up’ Stand-up (Guardian). See what all the The Stand Comedy Club II • fuss is about! SSSS (Herald); 16 North St Andrew Street SSSS (List); SSSS (Fest). B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Stand-up

XAug 4: 17:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) XAug 5: 20:00 (1h)

£7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 19:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Breakfast: the difficultest meal of the day, especially at 4.35 pm. Caroline Mabey’s got a cartoon coffee pot and a scrambled egg drawing. That might help. ‘Bloody brilliant’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks), ‘Pick of the week’ (Guardian). Multimedia, Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

XAug 5-6: 16:35 (1h) £5.00 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 7-16,18-29: 16:35 (1h) XAug 5-6: 20:55 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:55 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 20:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17,23-24: 20:55 (1h) £6.50

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Catriona Knox: People in Glass Houses

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Caroline Rhea (‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘Man in the Moon’, ‘Sordid Lives’ and Aunt Hilda in ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’), standup comedian and actress, brings her fresh, funny and spontaneous show to Edinburgh. Supported by Costaki Economopoulos. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

A character comedy show so convincing you’ll forget the word ‘acting’ ever existed. Expect wall-to-wall delights, big fun and references to soup. ‘Steals every scene’ (Chortle.com); ‘Bubbly, naughty, engaging fun’ – SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

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‘Celia Pacquola is Adam Hills with ovaries’ (Chortle). Following another sold-out Australian season, the multi award-winner returns to Edinburgh. Going it alone has never been so exciting! ‘Exceptional’ SSSS (Scotsman); ‘Jaw-achingly funny’ (Age). www. adamsmanagement.com.au

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 Stand-up, Storytelling Gilded Balloon Teviot • XAug 6: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 Aug 7-17,19-28: 15:50 Bristo Square

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22: 21:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 9-12,16-19,23-25: 21:30 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Catherine Semark’s Curriculum

(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Celebrity Autobiography

TPJ Created by Eugene Pack

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 18:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cellophane

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Catherine Semark/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Himnaríki/ Interprot

Semark (‘surprisingly classy’ [Chortle]) considers what she might like to have learned at school. (Will not include quadratic equations, ox-bow lakes or papyrus.) ‘Sarcastic, rapier wit’ SSSSS (Scotsgay); SSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Funny Women 2009’ finalist.

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Michael Urie (‘Ugly Betty’) and George Wendt (‘Cheers’) join a glittering array in hit New York comedy created by Eugene Pack, reading the hilarious memoirs of the rich and famous. ‘Funniest show in town’ (NY Post), celebrityautobiography.com

A woman strives to successfully juggle multiple roles. Written by a working mother who struggles to be Spoken word, Verbatim a perfect parent, careerwoman, wife and mistress, Udderbelly’s Pasture • whilst maintaining the looks Bristo Square of Angelina Jolie. A huge hit B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 in 12 countries!

XAug 5-6: 19:25 (1h) £7.00 Pleasance Courtyard •

Aug 7,11-12,16-19,23-26,30: 19:25 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Cabaret Voltaire • Aug 8-10,13-15,20: 19:25 36 Blair Street (1h) £14.50 (£13.50) V139GE5 Aug 21-22,27-29: 19:25 (1h) Aug 7-10,12-17,19-28: 13:00 £16.50 (£15.00) (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Stand-up

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 6: 12:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12: 12:40 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 13-15: 12:40 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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See page 112 for show information

Chandrika Chevli: Where’s My Bike?

PN R Haley/PBH’s Free Fringe

Charity Shop Cabaret

K Trifle Gathering Productions/PBH’s Free Fringe

Charlie Talbot and Dave Gibson: North-South Divide

TFPL

See page 50 for show information

Charlie Talbot: Charlyne Yi – Someone Better Dances on the Known Moon

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40 hours before her Edinburgh show opened last year, actress and Radio 2 newsreader Chandrika was left in a critical condition after being hit by a taxi. An utterly true story; ‘Affable and compelling’ (Scotsman). Storytelling

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

Straight from sell-out national tours, this is highenergy, charming, brilliant character comedy with a tea ceremony that induces orgasms. ‘Just hilarious, go see it and prepare to fall in love’ (Western Morning News). Catch it now! (www. triflegatheringproductions. co.uk) Cabaret, Theatre

B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 The Voodoo Rooms • XAug 7-8: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-16: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 18-28: 13:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-27: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Still one cocky, vaguely posh Londoner, one chirpy proletarian Lancastrian in an all-new show continuing to explore regional differences. Laughter, audience voting, free tea and biscuits. ‘Engaging stuff, delivered in casual style’ (Whatsonstage.com). Stand-up, Storytelling

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 XAug 5-6: 12:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-15,17-29: 12:40 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Following 2009’s sell-out success as writer and star of ‘Blow Up!’ SSSSS ‘A work of genius’ (Scotsman), standup Charlie Talbot’s debut solo show explores how it feels to be superfluous in your own life. www.charlietalbot.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

US star/creator of Sundance award-winning ‘Paper Heart’: featured in Judd Apatow’s ‘Knocked-Up’. Comedy heartthrob who’ll tickle your funny bone with songs/tales about love. Guaranteed to take your (bad)breath away. Free mints at the door! Music, Stand-up

Charmed Forces have arrived in Afghanistan to entertain the troops. Following moderate success at British coastal holiday resorts, the troupe hope that their unique act will be well received by the soldiers. ‘Hilarious’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

Assembly @ George B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

XAug 5-6: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

XAug 5-6: 14:00 (1h) £5.00

Aug 7-15,17-29: 16:00 (1h) £5.00

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XAug 5-6: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 14:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-11,15-16,18-19,23,25, 30: 19:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 12-14,20-22,26-29: 19:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Charm/ Checkley Bush Offensive – Free TJ

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Performance Terrorists/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Two people. Boiler suits. Balaclavas. Comedy sketches. Charming. Offending. Includes: Facebook; greetings cards; St Peter; telephones; CSI; terrorism; prison; Scrabble; travel; war; audience ratings. All in 45 minutes. What’s not to like? Late night. Free. Yeah. www.freefestival.co.uk Devised, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 15-23: 00:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Cheeky Beggars Banquet – Free

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See page 51 for show information

Chef!

TFU MIFAFF, CJ Corporation

The Cheeky Beggars

Checkley Bush are the most exciting new comedy duo in the country with sell-out shows at the Camden Festival, Canal Cafe and Soho Theatre. Dark humour and showstopping numbers, this is the hottest ticket in town!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Fill your guts with wit and wonder then stagger home bloated and happy. Featuring the best of their London cabaret, the Cheeky Beggars bring you laughs with a dark and surreal edge. Plus special guests. Sketch show, Theatre

XAug 4-6: 14:30 (1h) £5.00 Laughing Horse @ The

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Metropole Cafe • 14:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 29-33 Newington Road Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: B 0131 668 4999 V141GH6 14:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-28: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Culinary comedy for all five senses with Chef’s epic search for the secret recipe of Bibimbap. A stunning hour of beatbox, a cappella, martial arts, b-boying and interactive imagery from the creators of ‘Jump’, EdFringe 2007’s topselling show. Theatre

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

The Chelsea Grin

Chortle Presents Fast Fringe

PK

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Smith and Tuck’s Chelsea Grin

Chortle

Pray silence for ‘The Chelsea Grin’. A quick-fire asinine sketch-comedy, mocking film, television, history and absolutely everything in that order. You will not leave without a Chelsea grin on your face! Starring Laurence Tuck, Ben Smith. www.freefestival.co.uk Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India

So many comedians, so little time... 28 Fringe shows for the price of one in this fast-paced, ridiculously overambitious night, from leading comedy website Chortle.co.uk. Host: Fred MacAulay. Previous performers include Brendon Burns, Phil Nichol. Compilation, Stand-up

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

XAug 5-6: 16:00 (1h) £5.00 Buildings, Victoria Street B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-30: (entrances on Cowgate Aug 4: 19:30 (3h30m) 16:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) and Victoria Street) £12.50 (£10.50) Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26: B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 14:15 (1h) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-22,24-29: 14:15 (1h) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Chris Corcoran – What Goes on Tour, Stays on Tour

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At last! Mister Chris Addison off Bafta award-winning comedy ‘The Thick of It’, ‘In Comedy website Chortle has The Loop’, ‘Skins’ and ‘Lab scoured Britain for the best Rats’ is back in Edinburgh student comedians. Hundreds with a nice big slab of entered – here are the final critically acclaimed stand-up. nine, hosted by a top MC. Assembly @ George Previous finalists include: Street • Assembly The Inbetweeners’ Simon Rooms, 54 George Street Bird, Radio1’s Tom Deacon. B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 www.chortle.co.uk Aug 16-30: 20:25 (1h) Compilation, Stand-up £17.50 (£14.00)

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Aug 17: 21:30 (2h15m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

After a sell-out Welsh tour, Rhod Gilbert’s Radio Show co-host and enthraller of kids (and mums!) on Cbeebies’ ‘Doodle-Do’, lifts the lid on life and hilariously plays with its contents. Stand-up

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Chris Cross is back bigger and badder after receiving a ‘must see show’ title from the Stage. He travels the world mixing stand-up comedy with crazy contortionism and escapology to create a unique, high-energy, oneman cabaret show.  Cabaret, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms •

‘A must see!’ (Sunday Times). ‘A natural’ (Herald). ‘Emotional retard!’ (The Girlfriend). Award-winning BBC and Comedy Central regular. Videos at www.chrismccausland.com. ‘McCausland delivers laugh after laugh’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘An unexpected whirlwind!’ (Stage). ‘Terrific’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 West Register Street XAug 5: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 V68GD5

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Aug 6-30: 18:45 (1h) £5.00

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Aug 12-27: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Chris McGlade

Chris McGlade’s doing stand-up again after beating officialdom in the Supreme Court and changing British law in the process. Hollywood beckoned; Chris fought the system for six years instead. Now he’s back all guns blazing! Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-12,14-17: 19:15 (1h)

XAug 4-6: 19:15 (1h) £6.00 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 19:15 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Chris Ramsey: Aggrophobic

TPM Avalon Promotions Ltd

See page 103 for show information

Circus Burlesque Circus Trick Tease Clarkson and Crouch: TN TFPJ Neighbourhood Lola LaBelle’s House Circus Trick Tease Watch of Burlesque

TPK Clarkson and Crouch

Star of the Comedy Zone 2009, Leicester Mercury ‘comedian of the year’ 2009 nominee, and tour support for Al Murray and Russell Kane, Chris embarks on his debut stand-up show. ‘Effervescent as potassium and brighter’ (Northern Echo).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Sinful delights and sophisticated sensuality featuring the finest in arthouse burlesque. Ringmistress Tempest Rose (‘Show-stealer’ [Time Out]) introduces the legendary Wam Bam Belles ‘best of burlesque’ (London Daily), plus special guest stars. Adults only. Musical, Theatre

‘Circus Trick Tease’ is a raucous, entertaining collection of misfits: a maladjusted strongman, his neurotic femme fatale and their international star. Together, they perform their chaotic roles in dazzling displays of acrobatics, precarious balances and hilarious antics. Acrobatics, Theatre

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

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TPM

Just Fair Laughs

Whitebone Productions

Come and watch four top comedians from the festival clean up their act! Sell-out shows in 2008 and 2009. Suitable for all ages. ‘This is a great show’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman); SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 As ‘Broken Britain’ crumbles, Aug 6-30: 17:00 (1h30m) Clarkson and Crouch £5.00 (£4.00) denounce the supernatural M T W T F S S M T W T F S S horrors that no one will admit 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 to. Concerned citizens should 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 hurry to Neighbourhood Watch, lock the door and let no one in. Everything’s really dangerous.

XAug 5-6: 17:55 (1h) £8.00

XAug 5-6: 21:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,24-25: 21:20 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,26-30: 21:20 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

Aug 7-8,11-12,17-19,24-26,30: 17:55 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) XAug 4-7: 13:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27Aug 8-12,16-17,19,23-26: 29: 17:55 (1h) £14.00 (£13.50) 13:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 13-15,20-22,27-30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 13:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Cabaret, Stand-up

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Clever Peter: Blood, Sweat & Tears

The LOT • 4 Grassmarket

Assembly @ George Sketch show XAug 4-6: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Street • Assembly B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Gilded Balloon Teviot • Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: Rooms, 54 George Street Bristo Square 20:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

The Clean As Possible Comedy Show

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After sell-out shows in 2008 and 2009 the award-winning sketch troupe Clever Peter return to Edinburgh with their unique blend of fast-paced sketch comedy. This year expect ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’... Sketch show

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 4-5: 21:40 (55m) £5.00 Aug 6,8,11-12,16-19,23-26: 21:40 (55m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:40 (55m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T§ F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Cockburn and Rowntree: 28 Days of Laughter

AM Ruth E. Cockburn and Joe Rowntree/PBH’s Free Fringe

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THE STAND COMEDY CLUB 0131 558 7272 | thestand.co.uk

An early afternoon hot pot with two rising stars, serving staggering stand-up comedy, silly songs and physical buffoonery. ‘Rowntree is a naturally funny and gifted performer’ (Stage); ‘Highly recommended’ (Buxton Fringe). Music, Stand-up

Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate

V339GE5 Aug 7-8,10-15,17-18,23-28: 13:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Colin Hoult: Enemy of the World

Collins and Comedy Baby – Herring Podcast Free Live PU

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Collings and Herring

Kieran Boyd, Mark Cooper-Jones, Naz Osmanoglu, Ben Target/PBH’s Free Fringe

Four delightful new comics present a free stand-up show. Join Naz, Mark, Kieran and Ben for jokes and tomfoolery galore. Featuring ‘Amused Moose’ winner ‘09. ‘Upbeat and entertaining... consistently funny... After a 2009 sell-out, Andrew quality stand-up’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks ‘09). Collins and Richard Herring return with a guaranteed Stand-up unscripted, unplanned, unedited, unabashed hour Whistlebinkies • of topical guff, available to 4-6 South Bridge download within hours. ‘The V304GE5 spirit of Derek and Clive’ Aug 7-16,18-25,27-28: (Guardian). 13:30 (1h) (Free Nonticketed) Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Aug 11-15,18-22: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Comeback Convention – Free

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Comedy Biscuit

TFM Bristol Revunions

PJ Fans Reunited/PBH’s Free Fringe

TFJ Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Three years ago there was only one TV drama worth talking about. It was bold, it was brilliant, it was cancelled. The cast haven’t spoken since. Colin Hoult returns with a Until now. Reviews for past shockingly different character shows: ‘A comic gem’ (The sketch show; a nightmare Scotsman). of paranoia, prejudice and general pissing about. ‘Lewis The Voodoo Rooms • Carroll meets ‘The League of West Register Street Gentlemen’’ SSSS (Time V68GD5 Out). ‘Comic genius’ (Stage). Aug 18-27: 15:40 (1h) Must see! (Free Non-ticketed)

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Award-winning comedy from Bristol University back with colourful, quirky and quick-paced sketches. A show for anyone who appreciates silly comedy that’s not merely funny, but really quite funny. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks); Winner, ‘best student sketch troupe’ (The National Student).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 23:00 (50m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 23:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 4-6: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY

The Comedy Comedy in the Doodle Presents Dark Matt Thomas, TJ Stephanie Presented by Laing, Andrea Leicester Comedy Hubert and Festival Robbie McHugh

PM Comedy Doodle/PBH’s Free Fringe

Comedy Bitch return, following their smash hit 2009 sell-out run. ‘A cult show... will be a total sell out’ SSSS (One4review. com); ‘Delicious...perfectly formed...you can feel a TV contract beckoning’ SSSS (Time Out).

Surreal stories, wonderful witticisms, odd observations Underbelly, Cowgate • and all-round life enhancing 56 Cowgate (entrances stand-up from some of on Cowgate and Victoria the best up-and-coming Street) comedians in the world today. B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 All for zero pence. www.thecomedydoodle.com XAug 5-6: 18:15 (1h) £6.00 Stand-up Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: Sin Club and Lounge • 18:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 207 Cowgate Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: V339GE5 18:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,23-24: 18:15 (1h) £6.50 Aug 7-21: 17:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Comedy Countdown

N Best Medicine Management

See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everybody’s favourite teatime quiz! Previous contestants included: Mark Watson, Sarah Millican, Richard Herring, Josie Long and Alex Horne. With regular host Dan Atkinson, and Paul Sinha as ‘Carol’.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24: 00:15 (1h15m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Comedy Gala 2010: In Aid of Waverley Care

Enter at your own risk! ‘Comedy in the Dark’ comes to Edinburgh after sell-out shows at Leicester Comedy Festival. A truly unique comedy experience. Two comedians, no lights, saving energy.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 6: 23:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-19: 23:45 (1h) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Comedy Manifesto

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Kate Smurthwaite, David Mulholland, Jools Constant/PBH’s Free Fringe

L Off The Kerb Productions

Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event featuring an all-star cast and hosted by Kevin Bridges. With special guests: Sean Lock, Adam Hills, Shappi Khorsandi and others to be confirmed. Book early; recorded for television. www.offthekerb.co.uk Stand-up

Festival Theatre Edinburgh • 13-29 Nicolson Street

London’s most popular live political panel show returns to the Fringe. ‘There is very little for me to write here. Honestly. Nothing at all. It really was that good’ SSSSS (Broadwaybaby. com). Hosted by Kate Smurthwaite. Game show, Political

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 Aug 7-16,18-21: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 529 6000 V244GE5 Aug 24: 19:30 (3h30m) (£24.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy World War

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PM

Pleasance

Christian Schulte-Loh/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Comedy Mentalist Hank Stone

‘You have to see it to believe it!’ Critics have called his show, ‘smart, funny and entertaining’. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Vancouver to Toronto and now here in the UK. He will amaze you! Improv

Columcille Centre • 2 Newbattle Terrace

Pleasance presents four of the hottest new acts on the circuit; supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve. Previous acts include: Jack Whitehall (‘TNT Show’, Channel 4) and Simon Brodkin (BBC3 ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show’).

Three international top comics. One against one, no allies! Warlord/compere: Christian Schulte-Loh, Germany. ‘One of the most subversive acts ever’ (Spectator). Like in every world war: different line-up every night. Which country Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square will win? Free! Stand-up B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5

Cabaret Voltaire •

XAug 4-6: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 36 Blair Street B 0131 226 0000 V336GH2 Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26,30: V139GE5 21:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 7-8: 18:00 (2h) £3.00 (£2.00)

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Comedy Mish Mash – Free

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Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-15,17-22,24-28: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Comedy With Your Cash

The Comedy Zone

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TPM

Carrie Quinlan, Comedy with Your Robert Cawsey and Red Mullet/PBH’s Free Cash Regional Champions Fringe

See page 134 for show information

Avalon Promotions Ltd

See the first winners of the national ‘Comedy With Your Cash’ awards. Bank Machine™, the UK’s premier ATM operator, has run a competition to find the best new comedy talent. Stand-up Join us for an hour of multifarious delights with some twisted sketches from Red Mullet – ‘Jewel of a performance’ (Fringereport. com) – and stuff and things from Carrie Quinlan and Robert Cawsey – ‘Excellent’ (Sunday Times). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-12,14-19,21-26: 18:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place

B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 Aug 22: 21:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Fringe’s original, longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase returns with Davey See, Ivo Graham, Josh Widdicombe and Naz Osmanoglu. Sell-out 19912009. Back for the 20th consecutive year. ‘Comedy’s finest new additions’ (Observer).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 22:45 (1h30m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 22:45 (1h30m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:45 (1h30m) £10.50 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The Complexity Conor O’Toole: of Nonsense Come Look at Me for an Hour PN Complexity of Nonsense/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Be part of the audience as three leading comedians perform their specially written short story for BBC Radio 4’s Three great big comedy ‘Afternoon Reading’. gobs collide to bring you insight and daftness in equal Spoken word measure. Three people with Pleasance Courtyard • one dream to share; one hope 60 Pleasance to share; one sandwich not B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 for sharing. Also features Aug 18: 15:30 (1h30m) great beard. (Free Ticketed) www.freefestival.co.uk T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Coming... Ready or Not - Free

PM Jared Jess-Cooke

See page 128 for show information

Devised, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Argyle • 15-17 Argyle Place

TFPJ Conor O’Toole

Morning routine: Wake up; brush hair/teeth; breakfast; Conor O’Toole. If your day didn’t start like this, you’re doing it wrong. Miss this award-winning, tea-loving, Irish comedian’s offbeat Edinburgh debut at your peril! Stand-up

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 B 0131 221 9759 V353GH5 Aug 5-16,18-30: 11:30 (1h) Aug 14-22: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

£7.00 (£6.00)

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The Couch – Free Confessions of a PN Smart Wrestling The Couch/PBH’s Free Fan Fringe

PL Apath Productions An electric, obstreperous, and slightly off-kilter blend of surreal observationalism, northern sketch comedy and political commentary laced with anarchic slapstick. Featuring three up-andcoming performers from the north east of England, plus a special guest.

Join us on ‘The Couch’ for an hour’s session of theatrical therapy. Doctors Gibson and Marshall vicariously tackle your relationship issues. From Schadenfreude to Freudian shambles: improvised song and banter to soothe the lovesick soul. www.thecouchimpro.com Improv, Music

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Witness one man’s grapple with loving both highbrow Aug 22-28: 19:45 (1h) Laughing Horse @ (Free Non-ticketed) culture and pre-determined Edinburgh City Football tussles, involving muscles M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, wrapped in tight-fitting Lycra. 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Leith Walk A great time for all; including 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 those who don’t know a wristlock from a wristwatch. Aug 13,20: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up, Talk Stand-up

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Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-15,17-29: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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“ Likeable presence, elegant performance and an effective collection of gags... one of the most musically talented finalists” (Steve Bennett, Chortle) “Jay Foreman is a talent to watch. For me, he was head and shoulders better than anyone else in the final.” (Earl Okin)

1.40pm

5-29 Aug not 18th

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Counting Sheep The Crack

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The Court Theatre

Assembly, Miss Behave and Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs

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Craig Hill – Why Creatures Don’t You Come FPM Down the Front?

TPM

Susan Harrison

Crumpets, Muffins and Afternoon Teas(e)

Crush – Free

APJ Lizzy Mace/PBH’s Free Fringe

TAPM

Craig Hill

Tammy Stone

Three of New Zealand’s finest, fresh-faced improvisers tell previously unseen stories from their home land, right in front of your eyes. ‘One of the best improv troupes I’ve ever come across!’ (Nancy Cartwright, ‘The Simpsons’).

Anarchic, chaotic, and unpredictable… An explosion of stand-up, variety and sidesplitting comic performance. Miss Behave (Olivier award winning sensation, ‘La Improv Clique’) presents a mixture The LOT • 4 Grassmarket of grade-A headliners and B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 undiscovered gems. Aug 24-27: 15:00 (1h) £7.00 Cabaret, Compilation T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Assembly @ Princes St Gardens • West Princes St Gardens, Princes St

A deliciously wicked evening of no-holds-barred, infectiously spontaneous fun! ‘Absolutely hilarious… Irresistible!’ (List); ‘A show you wish would last forever’ (Radio Forth); ‘Funny as hell’ (Scotland on Sunday). Sold out 2002-2009! www.mrcraighill.com Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 5-6: 21:30 (1h30m) XAug 5: 20:15 (1h) £7.50

£10.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (1h30m) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 21:30 (1h30m) £13.00 (£12.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 6-8,11-12,16-19, 23-26,30: 20:15 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 9-10,13-14,20-21,27-29: 20:15 (1h) £15.50 (£14.00)

‘Dark comedy at its best’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘ One to look out for’ - SSSS (One4review.com); ‘Brilliant’ (Stage). Returning with new characters, these ‘Creatures’ are like no one or no thing you’ve ever met! Funny, dark and ultimately uplifting. Sketch show, Stand-up

theSpace on the Mile @ Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street

Love Tim Minchin? Sarah Silverman? Joan Rivers? You do! Tammy Stone has been described as an explosion of all three. Join her for a teatime feast of stand-up, comedic songs and quirky humour. www.climarproductions.com

B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 Zoo Southside •

Shy, reserved, northern girl seeks 27 boys she used to have a secret crush on ... so she can finally tell them! Combining stand-up, sketches and video, an endearingly personal story from Fringe newcomer Lizzy Mace. www.crushhh.co.uk Multimedia, Storytelling

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

V156GE5 Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: XAug 6-7: 22:05 (55m) £5.00 B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 13:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-21: 22:05 (55m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 6-7: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £6.50 (£6.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 23-28: 21:05 (55m) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 8-16,18-30: 16:00 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) £7.50 (£7.00) 117 Nicolson Street

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‘Superb inventive comedy’ The Stage See page 123 for show information

The Cuban Brothers

Curiosity Killed the Cabaret

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Ali McGregor, Australian cabaret star and all-round diva, hosts a special cabaret show for BBC Radio 4 featuring the best cabaret and burlesque acts appearing at this year’s Fringe.

Daddy Ate All My Easter Eggs and Never Replaced Them

TFPK The Incurably Resentful Theatre Company

See page 116 for show information

Dag Sørås: Outside the Comfort Zone

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Daily Males – Free Damion Larkin: Cuddly Loser PN Laughing Horse Free Festival

TPM

Damion Larkin

Dag Sørås /The Stand Comedy Club

Cabaret, Music Born of the loins of seventies Havana and nurtured on a diet of soulful, sexy tunes, the legendary Cuban Brothers perform their unique combination of music, comedy and sensational dancing. Music

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Aug 6,13,20,27: 23:00 (6h) £12.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 18: 23:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Grey sky thinking as Private Eye contributor Rick Kelly subjects audiences to a tour de force of good old British pessimism. Laughing at optimists, crying defiantly ‘Maybe we can!’ Sketch show, Revue

Two (sacked) spin doctors try to revitalise their careers in a student production making its Norway’s critically acclaimed debut at the Fringe. Humour award-winning comedian Dag ranging from spiffingly Sørås makes his Edinburgh witty to downright crude, debut. Hard-hitting, ‘Daily Males’ is the perfect politically charged and accompaniment for the brutally honest! ‘Brutally election year. funny lines which could make Political, Theatre him quite a force in sick Laughing Horse @ comedy’ (Chortle). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club C soco • Chambers Street III & IV • 28 York Place and Cowgate

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 18:55 (40m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: 18:55 (40m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 18:55 (40m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

(£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 23:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Espionage • 4 India Rowantree Bar (under Buildings, Victoria Street South Bridge), (entrances on Cowgate 253 Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 5: 20:20 (1h) £7.00

He left a successful career in stockbroking to entertain strangers. Upbeat tales of incompetence, loneliness and failure. Plus a lust for life, chocolate and girls beyond his reach. ‘One of the country’s top new comedians’ (BBC).

Aug 22-23: 21:30 (1h10m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 5-15,17-29: 13:20 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Dan Antopolski – Daniel Rigby: Turn of the Afterbirth Century TFJ

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Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Daniel Sloss: My Generation

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Danny Bevins – The Making of an American Smartass

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Scotland’s 19-year-old comic prodigy and typical halfAged 19, Daniel Rigby was converted to Christianity. This man-half-Xbox, hormoneSeventh solo show from 2009 ridden teenager. ‘Genuinely is the post-natal confession winner of the Dave Award funny...star of the future’ of a lapsed Born-Again. for Funniest Joke of the (Time Out). ‘Nothing short ‘Happy is the man that Fringe. Triple Perrier Award findeth wisdom, and getteth of hysterical...a stunning Nominee. SSSSS (List); show’ (Sunday Express). understanding’ (Proverbs SSSSS (Herald); SSSSS ‘Deeply impressive’ (List). 3:13). ‘Brilliant’ SSSS (Londonisfunny.com); ‘Astonishingly confident’ (Telegraph). ‘Spectacular displays of verbal (Sunday Times). Pleasance Courtyard • pyrotechnics’ (Observer). www.danielsloss.co.uk. 60 Pleasance www.danantopolski.com Sold-out 2009! B 0131 556 6550 V 33 G E6 Pleasance Dome • Stand-up Potterow, 1 Bristo Square XAug 4-6: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 Pleasance Dome • B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: Potterow, 1 Bristo Square XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 19:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) XAug 4-5: 18:40 (1h) £6.50 20:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 6-12,16-19,22-26,30: Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 18:40 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) 20:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 18:40 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

See page 123, 21 for show information

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He has been called many things: Juvenile delinquent, soldier, husband and lately ‘disturbingly hilarious’. Son of a Jesus freak and a Green Beret, Bevins is cocky, opinionated, sarcastic, ridiculous and dangerous. Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

Danny Bhoy – Danny Ward + 1 By Royal M Disappointment

TM Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

Amused Moose finalist, Danny Ward, ‘the best unknown comic I’ve seen at the festival’ (ThreeWeeks, 2009), is joined daily by a different comedy circuit favourite for an undiluted hour of free stand-up.

Danny delights audiences around the world with his unique and personal brand Stand-up of storytelling. One of the most perceptive comedians Sin Club and Lounge • working today. ‘Bhoy remains 207 Cowgate in a class of his own’ (Herald). V339GE5 Stand-up Aug 7-28: 15:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Udderbelly’s Pasture •

Bristo Square

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Aug 5-11: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 XAug 4-6: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Aug 7-10,12,15,19,22,26: 19:30 (1h) £16.50 (£15.50) Aug 11,17-18,23-25,30: 19:30 (1h) £15.50 (£14.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,28-29: 19:30 (1h) £17.50 (£16.50) Aug 27: 20:15 (1h) £17.50 (£16.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Dan Willis: Michael Jackson, World’s Greatest Entertainer – Free

TFU

Darrin Rose – What’s Pot Pourri?

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COMEDY

See page 37 for show information

Dave Hill: Big in The Dave Hill Japan Explosion

TFPJ

FJ

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Shy dynamo Dave Hill presents tales of addiction and ostensible fame overseas in a show punctuated by occasional full-on rock guitar assaults. ‘Great comic ideas seem to flood out of him...’ (Guardian Guide).

A US smash hit, the ‘Dave Hill Explosion’, has been performing to sold-out crowds for four years. This late night chat show mixes live comedy, hilarious videos and interviews with a different special guest each night.

Dan Willis

Can Willis prove that Michael Jackson is truly the world’s greatest entertainer? A celebration of the music and moves, with a few laughs along the way. Suitable for all ages. SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Award-nominated Canadian comedian Darrin Rose tells tales of being raised by men – a brother and a single father. Canadian Comedy Award (2007) and Canadian Screenwriting Award (2009 and 2010) nominee. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Laughing Horse @ Rowantree Bar (under Espionage • 4 India South Bridge), Buildings, Victoria Street 253 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 and Victoria Street) Cabaret, Music

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 5-6: 20:05 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-29: 19:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-15,17-29: 20:05 (1h) £7.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Pleasance Courtyard •

Dave Thornton – David Innes Full A Different Type Glory – Free of Normal PN

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Gilded Balloon/Token Events

Dave’s back at the Fringe and guaranteed to be ‘razor sharp and very funny’ (Inpress, Melbourne). His family was pretty normal and typefaces were mundane, until everything changed. SSSS (List)

Gilded Balloon Teviot •

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 60 Pleasance Bristo Square B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 XAug 5-6: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 XAug 4-6: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 20:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 23:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 20:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Laughing Horse Free Festival

‘Probably the best I’ve seen from a beginner’, said David’s course tutor. Inspired, he gathered thoughts, experiences and guest performers for your enjoyment. A free show, all you have to lose are your preconceptions. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-14: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ The Argyle 15-17 Argyle Place

B 0131 221 9759V353GH5 Aug 15-26: 20.45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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David O’Doherty: Somewhere Over the David O’Doherty

TK Lisa Richards Ltd. in Association With Chambers Management & EdCom

The 2008 if.com (formerly Perrier) Award-winner returns with a tiny keyboard and a new show. Uplifting! Hilarious! Surprising! Profound! Really stupid! At the very least, it will be some of these things. Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Dead Cat Bounce... Too Fast for Love

TU Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

‘Full on music comedy’ SSSS (Chortle); ‘Flawless’ (Sunday Times); ‘So far ahead of the curve they’re on the outermost tip of the zeitgeist’s serrated edge’ (List); SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.deadcatbounce.ie

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

Dead Dude Routine – Free

PN Smugly Beige/ Laughing Horse

A comedy show featuring sketches, stand-up, music and poetry. This unusual blend of humour incorporates slapstick, observational, surrealism and quirky laugh-a-minute bizarreness. ‘The Dead Dude Routine’ features strange, wonderful characters, creating hilarious and original routines. www.smuglybeige.co.uk Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The XAug 4-6: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 23-29: 17:00 (1h) B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: (Free Non-ticketed) 21:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 4-6: 22:20 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 22:20 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:20 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

David Quirk – I Don’t Wanna Tell Jokes

TPU

The Dead Comedian’s Socks – Edinburgh Review

Death by Gameshow

TFPK Freya&Josh

N Frank Cassidy

Laughing Stock Productions

For those who like comedy so dark it’s burnt, awardwinning Australian comic David Quirk makes his Edinburgh debut, described as ‘a chainsaw with cheekbones’, which certainly works best as a metaphor. Stand-up

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 XAug 5-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:00 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26: 20:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

London in all of its macabre comic glory comes to Edinburgh in the form of ‘The Dead Comedian’s Socks’. This review will showcase the best of up-and-coming comedy talent found in the capital city.

A darkly surreal, laugh-loud comedy where ragtag characters compete in the ultimate gameshow. One team wins, the rest will die! With live music from acoustic soul rockers, The Joker & The Thief. www.deathbygameshow.com Multimedia, Sketch show

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 15:30 Cabaret, Stand-up (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Hyde • 112 Hanover Street 15:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 15:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 5-29: 19:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Des Bishop – My Devlin’s Daily Dad Was Nearly PL James Bond

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Lisa Richards Ltd. and EdCom

COMEDY

Hardeep Singh Kohli

CHAT MASALA

HARDEEP COOKS CURRY AND TALKS SHOP WITH TOP FESTIVAL GUESTS

E LIV Following a succession of superb sell-out shows, UCL Comedie bring their brand new sketch show to Edinburgh. ‘Deleted Scenes’ combines UCL’s finest writing and performing talents with a stage. Don’t miss their debut year! www.youtube.com/ deletedscenes

Ireland’s favourite comedian. Motivated by his father’s lung cancer diagnosis, Des contrasts the real heroics of fatherhood against ridiculous ideals of manhood everyday guys try to live up to.

Sketch show, Revue

Stand-up

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

The ultimate Fringe chat show! Start your day the Devlin way, a shamefully entertaining taster menu of what’s hot and who’s not. Bruce Devlin ‘Chat Show King’ SSSS (Herald), allows you full Fringe access for a nominal fee.

Y AIL D SIC MU

‘A capacity crowd in the palm of his hand. Even funnier, his curry was delicious.’ The Sun

Stand-up, Talk

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place

Assembly @ George B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Street • Assembly Aug 9-13,17-20,23-27,30: B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Rooms, 54 George Street 12:45 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 9-15,17-22,24-30: 22:30 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Delete the Banjax ... and you!

TFJ Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

XAug 5-6: 20:05 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26: 20:05 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:05 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Devil in the Deck

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Diane Spencer: Lost in the Mouth Specific – Free

N Diane Spencer/PBH’s Free Fringe

Gilded Balloon Teviot 6.30pm

www.hardeeplive.com

Festival Highlights.com

TFK Comedy on the Square

‘The underground hit of Ed Fringe 09’ (Guardian) return with their subtly surreal sketches, characters and songs. ‘Laugh out loud’ (Scotsman). SSSS (Chortle, EdinburghIsFunny.com, ThreeWeeks). www.deletethebanjax.com

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

Diane Spencer’s stand-up is ‘delightful’ (Adelaide Fringe 2010), entertaining, visceral, part autobiographical, part whimsical. ‘A joy to watch’ (Theatreview.org); ‘Witty, wordy and intelligently armed with hilariously challenging stories’ (DB Magazine 2010). No politics, bit rude.

Dealing cards and cheating death... This innovative pairing of theatre and magic by actor/magician Paul Nathan and guitarist John Anaya brings you the Stand-up life of Jack Swindle: lover, Opium • 71 Cowgate adventurer, con-man. ‘Beautifully executed magic...’ V96GE5 Aug 7-11,13-16,18-22,24-28: (SF Chronicle). 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Magic

XAug 4-6: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26,30: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 6-15: 22:50 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Zoo • 140 The Pleasance

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14) 6 - 29 August 10.50pm (not 18 August) Plus special Tuesday matinees 10, 17 & 24 August 3.00pm Visit www.ShowstopperMusical.com for news on special guests and more See page 69, 122 for show information 55

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Diet! – Free

Dildon’t!

DJ Danny

PJ

TFAPM

AJ

Lois Mills

Casual Violence!

Danny Robins

A one-woman comedy about the struggles people go through when trying to lose weight and general attitudes to food. In this performance art piece Mills uses real food to demonstrate the emotions of her character. www.freefestival.co.uk Devised, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

Have you seen the Exocet? An antique dildo stolen from a second-hand sex toy shop is being used for a series of violent murders... Surreal, sinister and silly comedy from the Casual Violence! collective. ‘Wickedly entertaining’ SSSS (FringeGuru).  www. casualviolencecomedy.co.uk   Sketch show, Theatre

theSpaces on the Mile @ B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 The Radisson • 80 High Street Aug 23-29: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Dig for Victory Sketch Show – Free

APU Dig For Victory/PBH’s Free Fringe Free and friendly sketch comedy featuring accidental superheroes, medieval horseplay, half time oranges and big screen music numbers. Previous praise: ‘Gags aplenty in this highly entertaining show’ - SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Musical, Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

The Dog That Ate Your Birthday Cake

TFPK

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Dog-Eared Collective

PBH’s Free Fringe

A sketch comedy crash course to Cloud 9! Strap in punks, we’re not leaving without you. ‘It’s ‘The Mighty Boosh’ meets ‘The League of Gentlemen’’ (Fest); SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.dogearedcollective.co.uk

Simon Lilley (SSSS [ThreeWeeks]) and other exquisite stand-ups tell you stories and expose lies. Rotating bill includes Scott Adams, Lawrie Turner, Andrew Watts, Rosie Wilby and other fine guests. Unbelievably free. www.simonlilley.com

Sketch show

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 Underbelly, Cowgate •

56 Cowgate (entrances Aug 12-13: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 on Cowgate and Victoria T W T F S S M T W T F S S Street) B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

XAug 6-7: 21:10 (45m) £2.00 Aug 9-14,16-21: 21:10 (45m) £5.00 (£4.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Dirty Immigrant Collective

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

Stand-up

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 V56GE5 Aug 7-28: 17:00 (55m)

XAug 5-6: 15:10 (50m) £6.00 (Free Non-ticketed)

Doc Brown: Unfamous

TPL Doc Brown

PM

Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 15:10 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:10 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 15:10 (50m) £6.50

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Doggett and Ephgrave: Big in Small Places – Free

Vaguely Qualified Productions/PBH’s Free Fringe

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Domestic Goddi Wonderland

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How far would you go to be remembered? What’s so memorable about people Doggett and anyway? Witness a lifetime Ephgrave/Laughing of extremes as Doc recalls Horse Free Festival the remarkable events that, for him, should have spelt infamy. But only spelt unfamy.

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-27: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Danny Robins (BBC3, 6Music, Radio 4) brings his hit character DJ Danny back for a very limited run. ‘The cult of the superstar DJ is ripe for sending up and nobody does it better than Danny Robins’ (Evening Standard). www.dannyrobins.co.uk

The Dog-Eared Collective’s ‘Joyride’

‘The Dirty Immigrant Collective’ is an American stand-up show featuring phenomenal comedians of the immigrant, minority or otherwise outcast variety. Expect comedy from black, brown, and Asian sorts with colourfully hilarious acts to match. www. DirtyImmigrantCollective.com Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-27: 22:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Music, Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 19:00 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 19:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The small-town comedy duo present an evening of big ideas, analysing life from their slightly skewed perspective. ‘A keen eye for the absurd. Polished, natural comedians’ (Camden Fringe Voyeur). www.doggettandephgrave.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 5-15,17-29: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fringe sell-outs Domestic Goddi are back with their new ‘Wonderland’ sketch show. Yummy mummy Rosie Wilkinson weens her baby on udon noodles; clinically single Helen O’Brien toasts assassinated presidents; and borderline homeowner Genevieve Swallow studies gameshow formats.

Dommett and Lampaert

TFPL CKP by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management presents

Join stand-up’s hottest rising stars, Joel Dommett (‘Skins’, E4, English ‘comedian of the year’ finalist) and Eric Lampaert (MTV) as they take you on a combined hour of engaging bewilderment and mischievous magnificent-ness. Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 19:50 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:50 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16,23-24: 19:50 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Don’t Be a Comedian in Northern Ireland While Drinking Your Buckfast Under a Bridge – Free

PN Sean Hegarty/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 Not for the easily offended, Sean Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 14:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Hegarty (star of BBC1 NI’s ‘Find Me the Funny’) brings his stand-up show on tour. Raw, edgy humour! www.seanhegartycomedy.co.uk Interactive, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Cafe Renroc • 91 Montgomery Street

B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 5-29: 19:00 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Dr Brown Because

TFPN

TFPJ

Royal Holloway Comedy Society

Dr Brown

A light-hearted look at how we negotiate with one another in romantic relations or when simply ordering a meal. Includes Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennett as you’ve never seen her before. Warning: may contain cleavage.

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), XAug 4-6: 22:10 (1h15m) 253 Cowgate

£3.50 Aug 7-14: 22:10 (1h15m) £5.00

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Drags Aloud at the Movies

TJ Drags Aloud

The Durham The Edinburgh Revue: Working Fridge Title FPJ

TPL

Durham Revue

Visual and surreal comedy absurdist returns after world tour. ‘A deliciously awkward man’ – SSSS (Adelaide Advertiser); ‘Completely bizarre. I loved it’ – SSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Do not, under any circumstances, miss it’ (Adelaide Fix).

COMEDY

Audience members with keen sense of humour required for light work at the awardwinning Durham Revue’s latest sketch show. Wit, whimsy and chairs will all be provided. Apply on the door. Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Student Improv Nottingham

Student Improv Nottingham invites you to the coolest comedy at Edinburgh this summer. You create the show you want to see through the medium of fridge magnet words and we’ll turn those ideas into an hour-long performance. Improv

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace

Edinburgh Tonight With Joe Simmons

Edwards and Stubbings Stand-Up

TAPU

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Joe Simmons

Edwards and Stubbings/PBH’s Free Fringe

The festival’s brightest cutting-edge comedy ‘Guest and Game-Show’. Join the finest comedians, writers, politicians, celebrities and Fringe performers getting Joe’s tongue-in-cheek treatment. Use your remote control to play along and win fabulous prizes and tickets. www.edinburghtonight.net Game show, Stand-up

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 thespace @ Symposium

Aug 16-21: 19:20 (1h) XAug 5-6: 23:10 (55m) £5.00 XAug 5-6: 15:00 (1h) £6.00 £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-12,15,17-19,22-26,29: Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 23:10 (55m) £7.00 (£6.00) 15:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 23:10 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) 15:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 17,23-24: 15:00 (1h) £6.50 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Dr Ettrick-Hogg Presents Manly East End Boy West End Girl – Specimens – Free Free

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Electra and Partridge Corporation/Laughing Horse Free Festival

The Edinburgh Revue Presents...

PL PBH’s Free Fringe

Stand-up comedy from two rising stars of the circuit: Tania Edwards (hilarious) and Rachel Stubbings (fantastic deadpan timing) - joined by guest MCs throughout the run. Free. Stand-up

Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate

V339GE5 Aug 6-30: 19:05 (1h) B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 (Free Non-ticketed) Hall • RCOS, Hill Square

XAug 8: 20:30 (1h30m) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 11-13,15,21-22,25-28: 17:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 14: 16:15 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Edwards and Stubbings The Late Show

N Edward Aczel: Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.

Edwards and Stubbings/PBH’s Free Fringe

TFPM Show + Tell

Drags Aloud are back with another blockbuster funny, gloriously twisted, genderbender satire on the movies. You loved them in ‘Grease’ and now these awardwinning Aussie comedy queens are ready to make your day. Learn the art of manliness with Dr Ettrick-Hogg, his Underbelly, Cowgate • enigmatic assistant Wudwud 56 Cowgate (entrances and any other manly on Cowgate and Victoria stand-ups he can entice Street) that day. A warped, shoddy B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 extravaganza; sure to tickle your manly bones. XAug 5-6: 22:50 (1h) £6.00 www.freefestival.co.uk Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: Stand-up 22:50 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Cabaret, Musical

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 22:50 (1h) £6.50

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

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XAug 5-8: 15:15 (55m)

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-16,18-29: 15:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cities offer so much so why don’t comedians Clara and Charlie know what they want? Life’s a baffling mess of drink, love, parties, domesticity. Can they work it out? Well funny. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 22-29: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Edinburgh Revue showcases sketches and stand-up from some of the hottest young talent on the Scottish and UK comedy circuits. Sketch show: Thurs-Sun. Stand-up show: Mon-Weds. Free! ‘Unadulterated comedy gold’ (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show, Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-28: 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Stand-up comedy from two rising stars of the circuit Tania Edwards and Rachel Stubbings – joined nightly by different award-winning comics. Hilarious and free. Stand-up ‘Britain’s greatest entertainer’ (Time Out) outlines thoughts on ambition and failure (i.e. would like to be a rock star). ‘Hilarious joy’ (Guardian); SSSS (Metro; Herald; Fest).

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Globe • Niddry Street

V389GE5 Aug 6-30: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 6: 19:35 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:35 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:35 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 19:35 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

See page 103 for show information

The 80s Movie Flashback

TFM The Flashback

Eirlys Bellin: Unaccustomed As I Am

Eleanor Bennet Is ... Stuck in Kansas!

TFPJ

TFPM

Eirlys Bellin

Eleanor Bennet

See page 121, 122 for show information

Electro Elis James – Gemstone! (And Daytripper Other Instruments FPN of Moderate Best Medicine Intrigue) – Free Management

Emerald Smiles – Free

PM Laughing Horse Free Festival

PL Politically Erect Comedy/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Travel at 88 miles per hour, never put Baby in a corner, and find out what your favourite 80s movie characters are doing today. ‘Laughed so much I wee’d a little’ (Scott Mills, Radio 1).

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

The hilarious journey of four unique characters faced with the monumentous task of speaking in public for the first time. Join them as they’re thrust into the spotlight... ‘Expertly crafted comic creations...hilarious’ (Stage). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 60 Pleasance Aug 7-12,15,17-19,22-26: 00:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 00:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Tornadoes strike Pratts Bottom South, a giant pirate is heading for Little Hiccup at 40mph, three dentures and a toupee are missing. The fate of the fete hangs in the balance! SSSS (Edinburghguide.com). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Vault • 11 Merchant Street

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5

Aug 9-15,17-22,24-29: XAug 4-6: 15:30 (50m) 17:15 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 15:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 15:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Politically Erect Comedy are comin’ at ya with several laughystage-slices (otherwise known as sketches). Envisage patriotic ramblings, anti-drug propaganda and magical gemstones hurtling towards your face, exploding with hilarity on impact. www.politicallyerect.co.uk Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-14: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Elis is a man who spends too much time alone in the sleepy market towns of Great Britain. This is the story of his quest to make those towns interesting. ‘A complete joy’ SSSS (Time Out). Stand-up, Storytelling

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

Emerald Smiles is the very best stand-up show at the Fringe, involving the five Irish comedians Dave, Danny, Shane, Simon, and Trevor. Musical comedy, stand-up, your mind blown! Free entry. Free sweets. Free hilarious. Good oral hygiene optional! Musical, Stand-up

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 Laughing Horse @ The

Argyle • 15-17 Argyle Place

XAug 5-6: 19:40 (1h) £2.50 B 0131 221 9759 V353GH5 Aug 7-18,20-29: 19:40 (1h) £5.00

Aug 5-12: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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COMEDY

THE STAND COMEDY CLUB 0131 558 7272 | thestand.co.uk

See page 139, 51 for show information

Emo Philips: Please Witness My Act

L Off the Kerb Productions

Eric Davidson – Brother, Can You Spare a Rhyme?

FAPM

Eric’s Laws of the Land

TFK Eric

Eric Davidson

See page 89 for show information

Eric’s Tales of the Sea – A Submariner’s Yarn

TFL

Espionage a Trois – Free

PM Ben Morgan/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About Life (But Didn’t Care to Ask)

TFPL

Eric

After back to back sell-outs, Eric returns with his blistering new show! ‘Davidson commands attention!’ (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Bloody brilliant!’ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Bad Bread

Poetry, Stand-up

Emo Philips – 54th funniest comedian ever (Channel 4 survey) – last played Edinburgh in 2001; he out-sold every act on the Fringe. This is the show he currently performs in the States. www.offthekerb.co.uk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 5-6: 20:00 (1h) £11.00 Aug 7-8,10-12,17-19,23-26: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 13-15,20-22: 20:00 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50) Aug 27-29: 20:00 (1h) £16.00 (£14.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Eric wants to make the world a better place, but how? Eric has laws that will make life better; trouble is they’re not B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 on the statute books. Yet. Aug 11-13,15,21-22,25-28: Which laws get passed? You 20:30 (1h) £10.00 decide... Aug 14: 20:45 (1h) £10.00 Interactive

thespace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

In the centre of Edinburgh is the city’s finest venue: the Unique, award-winning show, Espionage. Join us at 5:50pm surprise hit of last year’s to see three top stand-up Fringe; gifted raconteur Eric comedians in a (non-sexual) gives insider’s view of life in a 40-minute comedy ménage à nuclear submarine. ‘Thrilling. trois; free. A one in a million show’ Stand-up SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Storytelling

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 XAug 5-6: 18:00 (1h) £4.00 Cowgate

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Sketch show (entrances on Cowgate Underbelly, Cowgate • and Victoria Street) 56 Cowgate (entrances B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 on Cowgate and Victoria Street) Aug 5-29: 17:50 (40m)

Aug 7-16,18-29: 18:00 (1h) £5.00

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 15:10 (1h) £8.50 (£6.00)

XAug 5-6: 15:10 (1h)

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Following a sell-out 2009 festival, Bad Bread return, delivering more fast-paced, original sketch comedy, continuing their attempt to answer all the questions you’ve never dared ask!

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6,16: 12:15 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 12:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 12:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 17,23-24: 12:15 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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27/4/10

16:58

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KEV ORKIAN THE ILLEGAL TOUR NMP PRESENTS

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OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK) LTD PRESENTS

an energetic mix of hilarious stand-up comedy and sensational performances on the piano

PHOTO OF TRAIN BY HERBERT ORTNER

“Kev Orkian arrived on the comedy circuit with a bang! He lifts a tired crowd, conquers cynicism and regularly earns standing ovations” Jongleurs Comedy Clubs

‘...a master of one-liners, he’s way ahead of anyone else.’ INDEPENDENT

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD CABARET BAR 0131 556 6550

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Exceptionally Average – Free

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www.emophilips.com

See page 59 for show information

Exile Into Eyes Up Here! – Fame Or Fries Frugality – Free Free FM

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Eyes Up Here/PBH’s Free Fringe

The Flying Penguins

Fancy a Threesome – Luke McQueen, Jim Campbell, Pat Burtscher

PM

Fascinating Aida: Pearls Before Wine

FJ Fascinating Aida

MLA

We live in a world that emphasises wealth, power and achievement. We strive for fame, fortune and the American dream. Doctors say average will never be fame, fortune or the American dream. It’s something much more.

Neale débuts a new show at this year’s Fringe, examining the world’s temporary exile into frugality. By asking the question ‘What would Martin Lewis do?’, Neale sorts out the global financial meltdown. Kind of.

Americans Maureen Oakeley and Lydia Parker team up with Brit Daniel Carter-Hope to blast you with fast-paced sketches and comic songs that straddle the Atlantic. ‘Clever observational comedy...moments were pure genius’ (Fringe Report).

Stand-up

Stand-up

Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

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Theatre

theSpaces on the Mile @ Dragonfly • 52 West Port The Radisson • 80 High V63GF4 Street

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Aug 22-28: 18:40 (1h) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 (entrances on Cowgate (Free Non-ticketed) and Victoria Street) Aug 5-15,17-20,22-29: 12:00 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 9-29: 16:35 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed)

Internationally acclaimed comedy! Farm girl Brenda seeks acting fame in the Big Apple. Encounter whiskybreath housemates, alleyway love interests and pro-porn agents and see if she finds success, fame or fries! ‘Slick, entertaining, fastmoving, hilarious!’ SSSS (Talkfringe.com).

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It’s true, they’re still very much alive and back to thrill with nearly 30 years of their Three top comics for just £5. greatest hits, plus great Guaranteed laughs to kick-off new songs including the your day. Three very different ‘dirtiest and funniest song of styles for everyone’s taste. A the century so far’ SSSS must-see show. Book this now. (Times). Stand-up

Music

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 XAug 4-5: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 16-21: 19:05 (50m) Aug 6-30: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 XAug 5: 19:25 (1h) £10.00 £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-14: 19:25 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £15.00 (£14.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY

Jim Bowes:

Obsession

An hour of structured & orderly comedy

August 13th-29th, 1:15pm-2:15pm

FREE ENTRY

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde jimbowes.com • myspace.com/jimbowes

See page 77 for show information

Fat, Bald and Loud

J Laughing Horse Free Festival/Kingswell Productions

Russian hookers, medieval pimps, Japanese standups, Chicago cops and Shakespearean advertising men; Craig Ricci Shaynak plays them all in this one-man show featuring the Giant Wheel of Accents which transforms audience suggestions into improvisational reality. www.fatbaldloud.com Improv, Stand-up

Fat Kitten Improv Presents: Party Like It’s 1899

PM Fat Kitten Improv/ PBH’s Free Fringe

East London’s Fat Kitten Improv presents an evening of wry and witty improvised Victorian parlour games for your amusement and delight. Guest appearances from noted gentlepersons of the Empire. Improv, Storytelling

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

Laughing Horse @ Cafe V139GE5 Renroc • 91 Montgomery Aug 22-28: 17:15 (1h) Street (Free Non-ticketed)

B 0131 556 0432 V84GB6 Aug 17-29: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Fat Kitten Vs The World

PM

See page 66 for show information

Felicity Ward Felix Dexter – Reads From The Multiple Book Of Moron Personalities in Order TM

Fat Kitten Improv and Guests/PBH’s Free Gilded Balloon / Fringe Laughing Stock

East London’s Fat Kitten Improv challenge seven different guest groups in a furious head-to-head improv comedy smackdown. Intelligent, fast-paced spontaneity, every joke a fist of fresh, improvised joy. You decide the victor – free! Game show, Improv

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 15-21: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

One of Australia’s most exciting new comics, awardwinning Felicity Ward returns to read stories that should have stayed in her diary. Come, sit, and relax, knowing that it didn’t happen to you!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

TM

Ferris Bueller’s Way of... – Free

TFK Dan Willis

Bound & Gagged Comedy

Star of BBC2’s ‘Bellamy’s People’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Down the Line’ Felix Dexter returns to Edinburgh with his new stand-up and character show. ‘The star of the show’ (Guardian). ‘Very impressive’ (Sunday Times). Book early! Stand-up

XAug 4-6: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 Pleasance Courtyard •

Love the movie, live the life. Willis looks for life answers in a 1986 feel good movie. The smash hit of the 2008 festival returns. SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Cabaret, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4

Aug 6-29: 17:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 60 Pleasance B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 18:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26,30: XAug 4-6: 21:00 (1h) £7.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 18:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 21:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 21:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Filthy Raucous Soul Bitch

N Lee Kern

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Flat Pack Radio Happy Hour – Free

PM Flat Pack Theatre Productions Ltd/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

The Fools of Love

PM Ant Smith and Bertram Trotar/PBH’s Free Fringe

CO ME DY

Hotly anticipated Edinburgh debut. ‘Original and unflinching’ (Fix); ‘Very new, very bold, very funny’ (Adam Bloom). Genuine underground comedy, performed underground. www.twinklebum.co.uk

High energy comedy-poetry: tales of love, loss and Stephen Fry. Featuring sensitive Harking back to fifties radio campery from the manic comedy but using contemporary Bertram Trotar and beefy material. Everything you see musings from badger-bearded and hear is live, no second troubadour Ant Smith. Stand-up chances, no post-production, no Witness London’s finest love editing - be ready to join in! Fringe at Le Monde • poets in action. Free entry. www.flatpackproductions.com 16 George Street Poetry, Sketch show B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Interactive, Sketch show The Banshee Labyrinth • Aug 4-30: 17:30 (1h) £5.00 Laughing Horse @ The T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

TJ Fitzrovia Radio Hour Festival Highlights

Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

The best comedians in the world

29-35 Niddry Street

MU

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SIC

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 23-24: 14:50 (1h10m) Aug 5-16: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

(Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Footlights in ‘Good For You’ Foil, Arms and Hog – Strangers J with Sweets

TFM

“Guilty Pleasures is a putative global phenomenon” The Guardian

Cambridge Footlights

Foil, Arms and Hog

Classic radio yarns, brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism. Gasp at roaring tales including ‘The Man Who Was Ten Minutes Late’. Sound effects created live. ‘Triumph of visual Best of the Fest, Pick of the comedy.’ SSSS (Time Out) Fringe 2009. Sell-out EdFringe ’09. Hilarious sketch comedy Musical, Sketch show that will leave you with a Underbelly, Cowgate • satisfying sweet taste in your 56 Cowgate (entrances mouth!

on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Sketch show

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Just The Tonic at the

Caves • Enter from The XAug 5-6: 15:40 (1h) £6.00 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 253 Cowgate 15:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

An all-killer no-filler show of djs, dancers and special guests celebrating the glory of pop CA BA RE T

In their 127th year the Cambridge Footlights return to Edinburgh with a brand spanking new hour of top class sketch comedy. Tickets always sell fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. ‘A must-have ticket’ (Times).

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 15:50 (1h) £5.00

Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 15:50 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 556 5375 V 88 G E5 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:50 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) 15:40 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) XAug 5-6: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 16-17,23-24: 15:40 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-15,17-29: 21:30 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (1h) £6.50 £8.50 (£6.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Best of the Fest

midnight 6,7, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 August Guilty Pleasures 23.30 4-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 August The Late Late Show

00.15 5-30 Aug not 9, 16

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COMEDY Fordy’s Lock-In

TFM Fluid Thinking

For 21 Nights Only!

M CloudComedy/PBH’s Free Fringe

Four Screws Loose Present ‘LatecomersWill-Be-Shot’

APL Four Screws Loose/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Join 6Music, 5Live and talkSport favourite Matt Forde for a lock-in with the best Fringe comedians every night. ‘Sore throats and stomach cramps guaranteed. Pure dead brilliant’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Perfectly timed’ (Metro). SSSSS (one4review.com).

Proud supporters of PBH’s Free Fringe, ‘For 21 Nights Only!’ brings a different line-up of comedy talent each show to tickle your comedy taste buds. Daily line-ups at www.cloudcomedy.co.uk

Stand-up Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree The White Horse • Bar (under South Bridge), 266 Canongate 253 Cowgate V296GD6

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 7-18,20-28: 18:30 XAug 5-6: 00:20 (1h30m)

£5.00 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 00:20 (1h30m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 11-12,17-19,23-26: 00:20 (1h30m) £6.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show

Sketch comedy let loose from London! From houmousloving simpletons to an outbreak of ‘Melodramitis’, expect wigs, walking sticks and wisecracks in this loaded cacophony-of-chaos. It’s free... So technically you already have a ticket! Sketch show

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: 16:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fordy’s Morning M Hangover Show

Fred MacAulay: Live Stand-Up

TM

FPM

30th Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Matt Forde

Hopefully the same people as last night’s ‘Fordy’s Lock-In’ ... all worse for wear! Chat, news reviews and a catch up on Fordy’s antics. Half price if you came last night. Bacon butties at the bar!

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 6-15,18-29: 11:35 (1h) £6.00 (£3.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fred MacAulay

The winners 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!

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 29: 23:15 (1h20m) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 30: 20:00 (1h20m) £14.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

To compliment Fred’s two weeks of morning radio shows at the Fringe, Radio Scotland’s favourite funnyman brings you an hour of top class stand-up comedy. Two nights only. ‘MacAulay had the whole audience in stitches’ (Hollywood Reporter). Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 20: 20:00 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 21: 23:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Free

Free & Easy – Free

AM Free and Freakin Awesome Comedy Showcase With Ro Campbell

For the fifth year running Free Fringe stalwart Ro Campbell hosts an awesome showcase of professional comics from the UK and international circuits. ‘Effortlessly brilliant’ (List); ‘Top notch!’ (Scotsman); ‘Funny as hell SSSS (Skinny); ‘Very wrong, rather funny’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Bannermans • 212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 6,8-13,15-20,22-27,29-30: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

2 FOR 1 Get your Fringe off to an octane-fuelled start by taking advantage of our huge 2 for 1 ticket deal. All shows with the symbol in the listings offer 2 for 1 discounts for their performances on 9 and 10 August*.

Book your tickets in person at the Fringe Box Office, over the phone on 0131 226 0000 or online at www.edfringe.com *Offer applicable 9 and 10 August only. A minimum of two full-price tickets must be purchased at the same time. Not applicable with any other offers. Concession prices not available on participating shows on these dates.

Free Afternoon Delight

PM

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Stu & Garry/The Stand PM Comedy Club John Fleming Presents

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). Improv, Stand-up

12:30 (1h25m) (Free Non-ticketed)

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 5-29: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Freefall

PJ Out the Window/ PBH’s Free Fringe

V56GE5 Aug 6-30: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fresh Faces at the Free Fringe

M Danny Worthington, Elise Harris and Others/PBH’s Free Fringe

Shakespeare and Superheroes. Magic, antelope and the World Cup. The ice-cream Quest. Brand-new sketch comedy from the The star rocket’s in flight... writer and company behind Join stand-ups Andrew 2009’s ‘Beggars Belief’ McWhirter (‘a serious contender’, [Silky]), Barbaros SSSS, (ThreeWeeks). The (runner-up Oxford Fringe) and funniest show at the Fringe or Paul Savage (‘wonderful way your money back! with words’, [BBC]) as they Sketch show fill your afternoon with the Base Nightclub • things that delight them.

Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate

New York comic is free. SSSS ‘His jokes might have another comic arrested’ (Scotsman); SSSS ‘Electric, connecting bang-on the funnybone’ (Chortle.co.uk); SSSS ‘Power to shock’ SSSS (List). ‘Controversial. Warning: Unpredictable. Recommended’ (Time Out).

The Stand Comedy Club • Political, Stand-up 5 York Place Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Counting House • Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 38 West Nicolson Street

PBH’s Free Fringe/ Paul Savage, Andrew McWhirter, Barbaros

Stand-up

Free Until Famous with Lewis Schaffer

69 Cowgate

V56GE5 Aug 7-16,18-28: 18:15 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Elise Harris and Danny Worthington each day host a bill of five or more of the newest acts in comedy. If you like your comedy in small chunks this is the show for you. Stand-up

The White Horse • 266 Canongate

V296GD6 Aug 7-28: 14:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Globe • Niddry Street

V389GE5 Aug 7-28: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Frisco Fred’s Comedy Hour

J Fred Anderson and Comedy On The Square

Frisky and Mannish: The College Years

TL Underbelly Productions/Frisky and Mannish

COMEDY

The ‘F’ Show

PN

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Fit O’ the Giggles/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

COMEDY CLUB From San Francisco to the Great Wall of China to the Fringe! A fun-filled hour with the world’s only nearsighted comic, magician, juggler, escape artist and tightrope walker. Interactive, Magic

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 5-16,18-29: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Frisky and Mannish – School Of Pop

M Underbelly Productions/Frisky and Mannish

Fun and frolics featuring five fantastically funny Fringe comedians for f**k all Following their packed house, (donations enthusiastically critically acclaimed, smash-hit appreciated). The debut last year, F&M are back fantastically fabulous fervent with a brand new show. ‘Joyous’ fools will fearlessly flush (Guardian). ‘Undisputed forward a flurry of frivolous hit of the Fringe’ SSSSS fables! Hosted by Keara (Herald). ‘Wildly talented’ Murphy. ‘Exudes Glaswegian SSSS (Independent). charm’ (Scotsman). ‘Pure exhilarating brilliance’ Compilation, Stand-up SSSSS (Chortle). Cabaret, Music Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

XAug 5-6: 21:00 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,16,18-19,23-26: 21:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Front Row

L

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: 22:00 (1h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

F***ing Funny for a Fiver

FN Best Medicine Management / Gag Reflex Management

BBC Radio 4

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60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 18: 10:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

2010’s best value late show, with ‘The Boy With Tape on His Face’ (‘comedy sensation’, [Time Out]). Nik Coppin (‘rapid, non-stop act’, [MICF]); Sam Gore (‘class act’, [Chortle.co.uk]) and Elis James (‘complete joy’, [Time Out]), plus guests. Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 Aug 5-6: 23:40 (1h50m) £2.50 Aug 7-15,18-29: 23:40 (1h50m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Check out Devlin’s Daily every weekday lunchtime. previews, special guests, chat and give-aways.

12.45PM

COMEDY AT HEART

FRINGE THE

OF THE

If you missed the hottest show of 2009 it’s back for one night only in the cow. ‘Fully blown superstars’ (Time Out) Frisky and Mannish Mark Lawson and guests reprise their runaway sell-out with the hits, misses, debates schooling in twisted pop. and talking points from this year’s Festival and Fringe in Udderbelly’s Pasture • a recording of BBC Radio 4’s Bristo Square nightly arts programme. B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Talk Aug 12: 23:30 (1h) £13.50 (£12.00) Pleasance Courtyard •

“There is a general consensus that The Stand is the best space for comedy in Edinburgh” Scotsman, July 2008

www.thestand.co.uk

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FunBags

PM FunBags/PBH’s Free Fringe

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Funny Farm Funny Women Awards L Gilded Balloon

The Garden Comedy Club

Gary Delaney: Purist

U

PN

TFPM

Funny Women

Mark Rothman and Friends

CKP

The Gentlemen of Leisure Present: An Hour of Too Much Culture

TPK Gentlemen of Leisure

Eight FunBags, four women and one titillating show. Quirky sketches, stand-up and comedy songs. Featuring Jo Burke, semi-finalist ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ 2009. ‘Best sketch troupe I’ve given an unsolicited testimony for without seeing’ (Simon Donald, creator Viz). Sketch show, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 19-29: 12:10 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Funny as Muck – Free

In 1988 ‘The Funny Farm’ was born, a collective of Scottish based stand-ups – come see the best of these: Fred Macaulay, Bruce Morton and Parrot.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 11: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Funny Peculiar – Free

N Funny Peculiar/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

J Merseyside Uncut Comedy Kollective/ PBH’s Free Fringe

The 2010 Funny Women Awards seek out the newest female comedy talent. The best new acts will get a chance to perform for this year’s prestigious title at the national final in London, 20th September. www.funnywomen.com

First of all it’s free! A comedy club featuring up-andcoming stand-up performers, including professionals who will be popping in to try absolutely anything. Anarchic, shambolic, picture ‘Apocalypse Now’, on stilts.

Assembly @ George Stand-up Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 Aug 23: 19:20 (1h10m) £12.50 (£10.00) Aug 24: 17:20 (1h10m) £12.50 (£10.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gangsters’ Palaces – Confessions of an Architect

TFAPU

V56GE5 Aug 6-30: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gareth Richards: Stand Up Between Songs

TPL Avalon Promotions Ltd

Anthony J Browne ‘Funny Peculiar’ stand-up show seeks funny peculiar audience for no-strings fun times. Must have GSOH, big dirty laugh and open attitude towards nudists, muggings and the inappropriate use of fish fingers. Funny? Yes. Peculiar? Who’s asking?  www.freefestival.co.uk

Pick-and-mix of comedy talent from Liverpool’s SSSS (2009) comedy collective. Six comedians strut their stuff. Award-winning Stand-up, Storytelling guests, you’ll love it – yeah Laughing Horse @ Jekyll yeah yeah! Come down for a & Hyde • 112 Hanover comedy rollercoaster! Street www.muckcomedy.com B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Stand-up Aug 5-15,17-29: 21:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Bannermans •

212 Cowgate (under South Bridge)

V357GE5 Aug 7-28: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Britain’s wealthiest and evillest man, multi-millionaire slum landlord, Nicholas van Hoogstraten, had his very own architect. Me (I could be killed for this. And it’s a comedy!) Co-writer: Kate Smurthwaite. Director: Gareth Richards, star of Frank Graham Frost. Skinner’s ‘Absolute Radio The GRV • 37 Guthrie St Show’, will be performing his B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 ‘exceptionally inspired and truly memorable’ stand-up Aug 5-15,17-29: 21:10 (Chortle.co.uk) between some (55m) £5.00 funny, poignant and genre M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 defying songs – accompanied 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 by the Incredible Omnichord. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 18:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 18:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gary Delaney thinks most shows don’t contain enough jokes, and is trying to single-handedly redress the balance. Expect: jokes. Don’t expect: narrative, themes or a voyage of self-discovery. ‘Unremittingly vicious, master of the one-liner’ (Scotsman). www.garydelaney.com Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

As Greek dramatist Menander observed ‘Culture makes all men gentle.’ Come enjoy this side-splittingly educational sketch-comedy show. Two men, too much culture –º you do the maths. SSSS (Scotsman). Sketch show

The GRV • 37 Guthrie St

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 XAug 4-6: 20:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 20:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 6-18,20-30: 13:40 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

George Ryegold: The Ordeal of Dr Gemma Goggin: Ryegold Get Laid or Die TFPM Trying T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

TFPM

George Ryegold

Gemma Goggin

Laying herself bare to an audience of strangers daily, this sharp and sassy stand-up shares a hilarious account of the dating disasters and sexual shenanigans of her 20s. No holds barred. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

The Malcolm Hardee Award nominee returns. Pioneering stand-up comedy from the eminent physician and polymath. ‘As sick as Jim Jeffries, but with the vocabulary of Stephen Fry’. SSSS (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

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XAug 4-7: 13:30 (50m) £5.00 22:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:30 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-12,16-19,24-26,30: 13:30 (50m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Geraldine Quinn Get Up Stand – Shut Up and Up! Sing TFM

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Geraldine Quinn

WMD Awareness Programme/Mirth Control

COMEDY

The Giggleball Ginger & Black: Girls and Boys (Will Go Ahead The Chill Factory at the Beehive Despite Zombie TFK PN Attack)

FPM

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Dennis Roadknight Brilliant mix of top comedy, live music and nuclear politics and His Amazing Friends returns. Excellent value with a different line up of top festival comedians daily. Plus Hollywood award-winning short film, and free nibbles at your table. www.wmdawareness.org.uk What’s pop music? Gaga wearing balsa wood? Beyoncé spasming in spandex? The antipodean cabaret queen (2009 sell-out) reveals how to write a hit in an hour. ‘Hilarious crash course’ SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide); SSSS (Herald). Cabaret, Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Stand-up

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street

B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 9-29: 17:00 (2h) £4.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Giacinto Palmieri is Trying to Be Italian

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Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 22:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Giacinto Palmieri Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,2729: 22:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16-17,23-24: 22:20 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Get Happy in Edinburgh

TFM C presents... at the Electric Cabaret

Hackney Empire 2010 finalist Giacinto Palmieri’s musings on identity, languages and why he is not a football manager. ‘Giacinto has charm as Tuscany has wine’ (Scotsman). ‘Witty, urbane and hilarious’ (Arthur Smith).

A comedy sketch show performed amidst a postapocalyptic zombie invasion. The cast will fight for their lives while giving you the show of yours. Or as zombies might say: ‘Uuuuuurrgghhh!’ Devised, Sketch show

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

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Ginger and Black enter Her Majesty’s Prison to hear haunting, harrowing tales from inmates, turning recollections into a funpacked, colourful hour of musical storytelling. As featured on E4, BBC Radio. SSSS (Fest). SSSSS (AllTheFestivals.com).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Godley Hour

TFPM Janey Godley

PBH’s Free Fringe

Jill Baxter, David Blair, John Purves and Jane Walker, four of Scotland’s warmest comedians, invite you to take a hyperopic look into what you once dismissed as ordinary... Stand-up

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 Aug 7-28: 21:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Things happen inside and outside Janey’s head. Every year her Edinburgh show is like listening to an overfriendly cleaner telling you all the things that ever happened in her life, but in a funny way. www.janeygodley.com Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 19:00 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

GIT Starring Jon Richardson, Lloyd Langford Good and Dan Laughternoon Atkinson

The Gilded Balloon 25th Anniversary Shows

The Ginge, the Geordie and the N Geek Best Medicine

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Stand-up, Storytelling

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

London’s friendliest comedy night is back in Edinburgh! Top headliners and the best rising stars. 2009 included Stewart Lee, Frisky & Mannish, Ed Aczel. ‘Delightful’ (Time Out). ‘Ace’ (Channel4.com/4Laughs). Followed by free open-mic comedy and late bar. www.gethappycomedy.com Compilation, Stand-up

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 22:40 (1h15m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: 22:40 (1h15m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:40 (1h15m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: 17:35 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: 17:35 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 17:35 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Gilded Ballon is 25 years old! Come and see our special friends and favourite performers re-live the highlights. See www. gildedballoon.co.uk for details of the spectacular lineups as they are announced!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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After selling over 3,000 tickets last year, the boys return with more silliness, surrealism, great characters and 80s anthems. ‘All hail the new chiefs!’ SSSSS (Johnny Vegas); ‘Sidesplittingly funny sketches’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

For one week only, a brand new type of show. A heady mix of jokes, chat, competition, argument and making value judgements about complete strangers.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Very attractive comedy show WLTM easygoing audience with GSOH for discreet afternoon fun. Worn out shoppers and curmudgeons welcome. You could even win a curly wurly... Stand-up

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Whistlebinkies •

Aug 23-25,27-29: 22:15 (1h30m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 26: 22:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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4-6 South Bridge

V304GE5 Aug 18-28: 14:45 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 16:45 (1h) £6.50 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 16:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY



The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly ‘Ride Again’ – Free

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Goring and The Grandees Stokes: Nerds of TFPK a Feather

The Great Big Greg Davies: Guest Who? Comedy Picnic – Firing Cheeseballs TPM Free at a Dog

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Just The Tonic at the Laughing Horse @ Caves • Enter from The Meadow Bar • Rowantree Bar (under 42-44 Buccleuch Street South Bridge), B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 253 Cowgate Aug 15-29: 16:20 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gordon Southern – Borders

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A heady mix of comedy, drama and lycra, these kids of the 80s bring you a sketch-adventure packed with compelling characters. Get ready for this surreal brand of fantastical hijinks. Whoosh! ‘Perfectly executed comedy’ SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

For the eighth year, the picnic returns for more teatime titter. Critics’ Choice 2006 and 2007; SSSS (ThreeWeeks). A stand-up selection box of comedy quiche and sausage rolls in the aisles.

The hotly anticipated solo debut from Greg Davies. Mr Gilbert from ‘The Inbetweeners’ and the most out-of-shape member of ‘We Are Klang’ brings you the story of one man’s snackbased epiphany.

Pleasance Courtyard • Stand-up 60 Pleasance Laughing Horse @ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street XAug 4-6: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 XAug 5-6: 21:05 (1h) £6.00 (entrances on Cowgate Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: and Victoria Street)

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 21:05 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

Aug 5-6: 14:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,2729: 14:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 11-12,17-19,23-26: 14:40 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Grainne Maguire – We Need to Talk About Bonnets

Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:05 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 21:05 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Granny’s Gone Wild – Free

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Aug 5-29: 16:45 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00)

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Great Yarmouth The Guest Speakers – Free Social Club

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Act Off Productions/ Rob Gilroy/Laughing Horse Free Festival

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Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

Just The Tonic at the

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£2.50 (Free Ticketed) Aug 7-10,12-24,26-29: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

The Social Club strikes back. Join classic showbiz turns Eduardo Continental and Bangers and Mash plus embittered compere Mike Wilde (who had a sitcom) as they try to keep the flame of variety alive. www.freefestival.co.uk

Laughing Horse @ Stand-up, Theatre Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football (entrances on Cowgate Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, and Victoria Street) B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Leith Walk Aug 6-30: 18:30 (1h)

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 22:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-16,18-29: 22:15 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Improv, Musical

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 23:35 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 23:35 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:35 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 23:35 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Guy Pratt’s Wake Up Call! Guy Pratt

Lynn Ruth Miller, the world’s oldest cougar, is 77! She raps, she jokes – she’s gone mad. Her show is comedy at its Is living like you’re in an Emily worst – outrageous proof that when body parts drop to your Bronte book always a bad ankles they can still swing. thing, even if you work in an office, are a bit of a pisshead Stand-up and don’t own a bonnet? Stand-up

An improvised comedy show with special guest star stories in every performance. The Maydays are awardwinning comedians, critically acclaimed and accompanied by a sensational musician. ‘Hilariously funny’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Genius’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk); ‘Excellent’ SSSS (FringeReview.com). www.themaydays.co.uk

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Grainne Maguire

For anyone who ever crossed a line.The worldly word clown hurdles international border controls and charges headlong at the rabbit-proof fences of tiny minds. ‘Top class all round’ (Sunday Times). ‘Poetic, joyful and freewheeling’ SSSS (Chortle.co.uk).

Maydays

Ian Fox with Laughing Avalon Promotions Horse Free Festival Ltd

Sion James/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Hilarious double bill from a pair of geeks, LOL! Awardwinning Graham Goring (best Cuddly Sion James saddles show, Manchester Comedy up again after four years as a Festival 2009) and Leicester sell-out sensation, with very Mercury nominee Chris special guests and stars of the Stokes: Pleasance Comedy Fringe with free laffs, cuddles Reserve 2009, ‘Very smart and badges. www.facebook. material’ (Chortle.co.uk). com/sionjames1 Stand-up Stand-up, Storytelling

TPM

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A corporate event introducing a range of high quality speakers: an Accessorize security guard, a freelance protester performing tearinducing ballads and a child psychologist plugging her new BBC3 documentary/ game show. ‘Brilliant’ (Long Live Comedy). www.freefestival.co.uk Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St

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Pink Floyd’s bassist returns for the first time since his 2007 sell-out run to regale us with more hilarious tales from the mini bar and the absurdities of life for the touring musician. Music, Storytelling

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: Aug 7-21: 14:45 (1h) 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 22-30: 13:45 (1h) £5.00

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com

COMEDY

Gyles Brandreth Hans Teeuwen: – The One to Smooth and One Show Painful

Hardeep Singh Kohli – Chat Masala

Helen Arney’s Songs for Modern Loving

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Bound & Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With International Artistes

Bound & Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Debi Allen Associates

Gilded Balloon Helen Arney Productions – Festival Highlights

After last year’s sell-out fringe debut in ‘The Nearly From politics to showDutch superstar, comedian Naked Chef’, Hardeep returns business, sixty minutes of and jazz singer and the most with a chat show featuring wit, wordplay and hilarious exciting performer to hit Britain top festival guests and live name-dropping from a master in years. ‘The best stand-up music – topped off with storyteller. ‘Incredibly funny, I’ve seen in ages’ (Stewart delicious curry cooked on wildly indiscreet’ (Daily Mail). Lee), ‘Breathtaking’ SSSSS (Metro). ‘Masterclass in laughter’ stage. www.hardeeplive.com ‘A dead-pan comic to rival SSSSS (Guardian). Book Jack Dee’ (Daily Telegraph). Tasting early! www.hansteeuwen.com www.gylesbrandreth.net Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Comic songs, ukuleles and stand-up to take you through the highs, lows and heartaches of looking for that perfect someone. ‘Engaging, twinkly-eyed stage presence.’ (Chortle.co.uk); ‘Charming, witty, warm with great one-liners.’ SSSS (List). Music, Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4: 18:30 (1h) £6.00 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 XAug 4-6: 16:30 (1h) £10.00 XAug 4-6: 22:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 6-7,11-12,16-19,23-24, XAug 5-6: 19:35 (1h) Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 16:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-24,26: 22:30 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

26,30: 18:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 8-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-16,18-29: 19:35 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

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Henry Paker’s 3D Bugle

Hey You, Watch This!

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Alex Perry & Karel Hutter/PBH’s Free Fringe

Hold onto your skin because Henry Paker is about to hit you with his first hour of crucial stand-up featuring odds and sods, whimsy and some mild posturing. ‘This man will be a star’ (Chortle. co.uk).

Two stand-ups, one mic, no holds barred! Alex and Karel grab the audience (not literally) with jokes, anecdotes and banter (yes, literally). Join them for fun, frolics and frivolity in a fantastically frenetic free friendly funfest!

Stand-up

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Base Nightclub • 69 Cowgate

XAug 5-6: 19:50 (1h) £2.50 V56GE5 Aug 7-15,17-29: 19:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-21: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Henry Rollins

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Henning Wehn – Harpur’s Bizarre – My Struggle Hannah Gadsby H Anthony – The Cliff Hildebrand: Why Life, Death, Pets TFM Young Shuffle is a Lettuce? PM

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Winner Festival Directors’ Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival. Before her Edinburgh debut last year, Hannah walked across England. It was a bad idea. This show is about preparing for a graceful downhill shuffle.

Hildebrand presents an hour of talking, poems, drawings, song/s, information about Robert Mugabe, electronic rhythms and jokes about people and things. ‘H Anthony is rare, brilliant, funny and slightly retarded’ (Tim Minchin).

Assembly @ George Stand-up Street • Assembly Gilded Balloon Teviot • Rooms, 54 George Street Bristo Square

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XAug 5-6: 20:30 (1h) £5.00 XAug 4-7: 22:45 (1h) Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26: 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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£5.00 (£5.00) Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 22:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie St

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Hi Class – Free

PM Sarah-May and JohnMark Philo

Henning Wehn/IMWP

Sarah Harpur/PBH’s Free Fringe

Cat abortion. Dog suicide. Racist rabbits. Dead Dads Club. Relax – it’s covered! Sarah’s sometimes brilliant, often silly and always bizarre. Free show. ‘Best newcomer’ 2009 (NZ Comedy Guild); 2009 NZ Raw Comedy winner. Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

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Life as German comedy ambassador to the United Kingdom is a right old struggle. Henning will tell you all about it. Come along or else! ‘The Werner Herzog of comedy’ (Stewart Lee); ‘Absolutely brilliant’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 21:10 (1h) £5.00

Legendary frontman for Black Flag, author, Hollywood actor, Grammy Award winner, passionate stream-of-socialconsciousness raconteur. ‘Fabulous spoken-word ... audience were in tears of laughter’ (Daily Record). ‘Compelling ... most unique shows on the Fringe’ (List). ‘Sometimes the truth hurts’ (H. Rollins). www.henryrollins.com

Leave your shattered hopes with ‘Dear Deidre’ in a tearsoaked counterpane – your lives are sorted. Comedy and music from Sarah-May and Kindergarten Corner with Lashington Bear – bring the kids! (Categorically do not bring the kids.) Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Spoken word Espionage • 4 India Udderbelly’s Pasture • Buildings, Victoria Street Bristo Square (entrances on Cowgate B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 and Victoria Street)

XAug 23: 20:50 (1h15m) £10.00 Aug 24-29: 20:50 (1h15m) £15.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-29: 12:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-8,11-12,15,18-19,22, 24-26,29: 21:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,13-14,20-21,27-28: 21:10 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23: 21:10 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Highlight Holly Burn – Horse & Louis’ Comedy (Famous Living and Dying Special Offer – for Comedy) Free TFK

APN Various

Bombshell Productions Ltd.

The all-year-round comedy club makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut. Featuring some of the very best stand-up on the UK circuit every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the last Sunday of the Fringe. www.thehighlight.co.uk Stand-up

Highlight • Omni Centre, Greenside Place

After 2009’s critically acclaimed, sell-out show, Holly B 0844 844 0044 V250GC6 returns with more renegade Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21,26-29: character comedy that breaks all the rules. ‘Wonderfully 23:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S abstract ... surreal’ (Time 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Out London Critics’ Choice). 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ‘Dangerous but hilarious ... 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 daringly different’ (Stage). www.hollyburn.co.uk

His Eyes Were Like Oysters

TFJ Oyster Eyes

Sketch show, Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

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£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-16,18-29: 15:35 (50m) £6.50 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

You have a tiny penis. I have a tiny penis. Come and see our The Horne tiny penises. ‘They had tiny Section penises’ (Sporty Spice, 1997). A surreal and hilarious show that you should come and stare at. The Invisible Dot Ltd

TPJ

Music, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Metropole Cafe • 29-33 Newington Road Aug 16-29: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Congress of Oddities/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Devised, Sketch show

PM St George’s Medics Revue

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Bounding with exuberance, ‘a younger, better looking cast of ‘Scrubs’’ jack up their second decade at the Edinburgh Fringe with a snappy injection of offensive yet intelligent comedy sketches, set to tickle your funny bone. Sketch show, Revue

theSpaces on the Mile @ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 The Radisson • 80 High Aug 17-19,23-26: 12:30 Street

Aug 16: 19:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 20-22,27-29: 12:30 (50m) £10.00 (£8.50)

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How to Be an Imaginary Friend

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: Reloaded

Z Theatre Company

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Like most children, Ben has After Dark an imaginary friend. Unlike most children he still has one at 25. A charming comedy documenting the many pitfalls, hazards and obstacles facing imaginary friends in the 21st century.

B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 Aug 23-28: 17:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

I Am German, I Should Not Be Here!

PK Christian Schulte-Loh/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Storytelling, Theatre

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street

B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 The team returns with

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Want to be the next Richard Branson but daunted by the effort? Sunday Times author Rachel Bridge reveals shortcuts to success in her entertaining account of how to be a brilliant entrepreneur.

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 (50m) £9.00 (£7.50)

An Hour of Telly: FPM Live! – Free

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Rachel Bridge

Fast-paced and quick-witted sketches performed by Chris Forbes, James Kirk and Kevin Mains that have been Musical Comedy Awards gaining rave reviews across 2010 runners-up Horse & the country. ‘Excellent comic Louis present a collection of actors, arresting ideas and sketches, songs and character pin-point delivery’ SSSS comedy in their own unique (Scotsman). style. ‘Genuinely funny’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Fantastic’ Sketch show, Stand-up (MusicalComedy.co.uk). The Stand Comedy Club www.freefestival.co.uk III & IV • 28 York Place

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

XAug 5-6: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-16,18-29: 18:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Stand Comedy Club

Horse & Louis/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 B 0131 668 4999 V141GH6 XAug 5-6: 15:35 (50m)

How Do I Get Up How to Make a There? Million Before Lunch PN

Some telly. Performed live. Programmes (mainly adverts). Like staying in but less Yes, it’s jazz-infused comfortable. News read by comedy time as the UK’s daily celebrities. Performers finest musicians collaborate have been on real telly (‘Peep with the Fringe’s favourite Show’, ‘Ideal’, ‘Psychoville’). comics for some unique and unprecedented performances. ‘Surreal, deconstructionist brilliance’ (Chortle.co.uk). Alex Horne and his Magnificent Band plus the Theatre best comedians in Edinburgh The Banshee Labyrinth • equals nice.

29-35 Niddry Street Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square V156GE5

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Aug 7-28: 14:20 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 9-14,16-19: 15:10 (50m) £3.50

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another ‘brilliantly bizarre’ (Broadwaybaby.com) and ‘wonderfully weird’ (ThreeWeeks) survival seminar. With new tips and techniques for the same old problem: zombies. Brain destruction is guaranteed. Sell-out 2009.

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

He’s blond, he’s two metres tall, he’s German and he’s sorry. Meet Christian Schulte-Loh! ‘One of the most subversive acts ever. The gags have an astonishing freshness and power’ (Spectator). Free! Stand-up

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-28: 18:15 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

XAug 6-7: 19:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: 19:45 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Ian D Montfort: Idiots of Ants: Touching the The Red Button Dead TK

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Tom Binns

Following 2009’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination From the creator of Ivan and a UK tour, the Ants Brackenbury, Ian D. Montfort, (BBC1, BBC2, Radio 4 and The Sunderland Psychic Chortle Award winners) who channels dead famous return with their fourth new people. Appearing celebrities: full-length show. ‘Best sketch Ernie Wise, Charles Darwin, group of 2009’ (Time Out). Tony Hart, Jeremy Beadle, www.idiotsofants.com and William Shakespeare. D. Pleasance Courtyard • stands for Dean. Drama, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

60 Pleasance

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I Can Make Your Life Slightly Better

I Like To Laugh

The Improverts

The Incident

Inglorious Stereo

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Cameron Davis and Bonnie Tessa Davies/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Edinburgh University Theatre Company

Sam Simmons and David Quirk

Paul Putner and Glen Richardson

Edinburgh’s resident improvised comedy troupe return for their third decade at the Bedlam Theatre. Hilarious games based entirely on audience suggestions – always different, always funny. ‘Never fails to make you laugh out loud’ (BroadwayBaby.com). www.improverts.co.uk

Australian cult comedians Simmons (‘glorious... will tickle your soul’ [Scotsman]), and Quirk, (‘blunt, brazen and brilliant’ [Age]), join forces creating an emotional roller disco of the mind. ‘Godot’ meets ‘Point Break’ in a shop.

Accompany Paul Putner (‘Little Britain’, ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, ‘The Peter Serafinowicz Show’) and Glen Richardson (Ornate Johnsons) on a glorious stereo journey into comedy. ‘Lethal but loveable comedy from the leftfield’ (Guardian).

Do you like to laugh? So do we. Wow, we have so much in common. You should definitely come to our show. We made it all the way from Australia, you can make it to our venue... Interactive, Stand-up

Opium • 71 Cowgate

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 7-28: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 4-5: 20:25 (1h) £6.00

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COMEDY

20:25 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:25 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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The Improlympians – Free

I Kid You Not

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The Improlympians/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Andy Linden

I Can Make Your Life Slightly Better/ Laughing Horse Free Festival Hilarious anecdotes from actor Andy Linden’s colourful life. Van Morrison’s fan from hell, up close with Roman Polanski and queasiness in Cuba. ‘One of the funniest people alive.’ (Independent); ‘Hilarious and a bit freaky!’ (BBC.co.uk).

Multimedia, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk

Storytelling

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Audience suggestions create improvised play. ‘Three quick and funny men ... well worth a watch’ (ThreeWeeks, 2008). ‘They’re really good at improv’ (ThreeWeeks, 2009). If comedy was a crime, the Improlympians would be on Death Row. Improvising. Improv

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

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(Free Non-ticketed)

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Sketch show

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

Bedlam Theatre • 11b Bristo Place

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£6.00 (£5.00) Aug 9-14,16-21,23-28: 00:30 (1h) £6.50 (£5.50)

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:45 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

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Interrobang?

XAug 5-6: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 B 0131 225 9893 V 49GF5 Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26: Aug 6-15: 16:15 (1h) £5.00 16:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 6-7: 00:30 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Improv Wins! – Free

Incidental Combobulations – Free

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To Be Continued

Matthew Highton

Rock your socks hilarious improv! A fast-paced show that will have you rolling in the aisles and coming back for more. Note: Bring any item and the players will figure out how to integrate it!

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There are nine crucial skills people need in order to build lasting relationships and successful careers. Sadly, Chris Matthewman only knows seven of them. A stand-up comedy, musical, personal development masterclass. www.icanmakeyourlife slightlybetter.com

Improv

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

Improv, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

A surreal ride into the

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 strange and the fantastical Aug 5-12: 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

as Matthew Highton’s mind takes you into a bizarre and wonderful series of incidental combobulations. Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

PJ Bristol Improv

Who built Stonehenge? What’s the moon really made from? Where’s my drink? We answer your questions as a life-affirming tale, so funny your contact lenses will fall out! Delivering 100% on the spot improvisation to give you answers! Improv

theSpaces on the Mile @ The Radisson • 80 High Street

B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5

XAug 6: 22:10 (50m) £5.00 B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 7,9-14,16-21,23-28: Aug 5-21,26-29: 15:40 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

22:10 (50m) £6.50 (£5.50)

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B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 6-29: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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In Theatre

FPM Amateur Transplants

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

In the Name of the Flesh

PN Ernesto Sarezale/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Two doctors singing smutty songs at a piano. Sell-out 2005/6/7/8/9. Contains brand new swear words. ‘A wonderfully funny way to spend an hour in a basement. And yes, they do the ‘London Underground Song’. A comedy classic’ (Scotsman). www.amateur transplants.com Music, Stand-up

Medina & Negociants • 45-47 Lothian Street

Experimental one-man show blending spoken word and video projection. Nods to burlesque and performance art. Dark humour, surreal eroticism and the queer body. ‘Naked interaction ... amusing’ (FringeReport. com). ‘Hilarious’ (GayTimes. co.uk). ‘Engaging’ SSSS (RemoteGoat.co.uk). Erotic Award winner.

Multimedia, Poetry B 0131 225 6313 V205GF5 Aug 13-16,18-21: 19:00 (55m) The Banshee Labyrinth • £9.50 (£6.50) 29-35 Niddry Street Aug 13-16,18-21: 21:00 (55m) V156GE5 £9.50 (£6.50) Aug 7-17: 23:00 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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An Introduction – Free Stand-Up Comedy

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Assembly, Marnie Foulis and Tripod Entertainment present

Damian Kingsley (Bath Comedy Festival finalist, Newbury new act finalist); Luke Graves (Hackney Empire new act 2010 finalist, Reading comedy Festival finalist, Newbury new act finalist). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Aug 6-30: 18:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Newcomers to Edinburgh, London group In The Meantime... bring their fresh new hit of sketch comedy to the Fringe. Promising exactly what the title suggests, satisfaction is probable. www.itmcomedy.com Sketch show

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-14: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Mandy Dassa brings you her debut sketch show. Quickfire sketches and hearty laughs, this show brings you a bit of character comedy to wet your whistle! Also featuring Jennifer Aries and Simon J Grant. Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry St

‘The Invisible Dot Club offers themed nights featuring a quixotic mix of standup, sketches, music, art and video, including the promise of live endoscopies’ (Guardian, 2009). Secret location by the sea. www.theinvisibledot.com

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 20: 20:00 (4h) £14.50 Aug 15-29: 13:15 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Tripod Versus the Dragon

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Gutted: A Revengers Musical

23.05 5-30 not 10, 17, 24

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COMEDY I Said I Wouldn’t Israeli-Palestinian It is Rocket Do This Again! Conflict: A Science! V2 Romantic Comedy FL TFK Ian Kendall

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Helen Keen

Vaguely Qualified Productions/PBH’s Free Fringe

Ian Kendall returns in his nineteenth year with one show. Book early for the only chance to see his ‘slick, stylish sleight of hand’ (BroadwayBaby.com). SSSS from pretty much everyone who matters. www.IanKendall.com

Helen Keen’s award-winning space-based show (soon to be a BBC Radio 4 series) relaunches! With a meteor shower of new bits, a cosmos of costumes and approximately 99 feet of tinfoil. ‘Inspired’ (Guardian). www.helenkeen.com

An American show tracking the notorious Middle East conflict to a botched onenight stand between Israel and Palestine at the Geneva Convention. Despite wars and rebound relationships, these Magic Stand-up, Storytelling two countries may just have The Zoo • 140 The Gilded Balloon Teviot • found love. Pleasance Bristo Square www.IsraeliPalestinian B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 ConflictARomCom.com B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 21: 22:50 (1h) £9.50 XAug 6-7: 13:15 (1h) £5.00 Musical M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-9,11-12,16-19,23-26,30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Whistlebinkies • 13:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 4-6 South Bridge 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: V304GE5 13:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 7-25: 17:15 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) An Israeli and a

Palestinian Walk into a Country... – Free

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Itch: A Scratch Event

Nidal Agha & Yariv Perelmuter/PBH’s Free Fringe

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It’s Funtime

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Pleasance and the Comedians Theatre Company

Stand-up comics Yariv Perelmuter and Nidal Agha journey through the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – without mediators or passports – exposing the comedy within the acrimony. Safe territory? Just don’t mention the wall. Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

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A mixed bag of brand new work. Rehearsed and unrehearsed scripts, a bunch of talent, and lots of fun! Rotating line-up includes: Jack Whitehall, Phil Nichol, Hattie Hayridge, Stephen Frost, Sara Pascoe, and many others... Theatre

Aug 9-27: 16:50 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 4-16, 18-30: 14:00 (1h) £6.50 (£5.00)

The quiz night with all the fizz and glitter of a game show off the telly. Film and music questions, balloon-twisting, robots, kazoos, Kerrchinko, tower of strength and tip-top prizes. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. www.its-funtime.com Game show

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road

B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 10,17: 19:30 (1h45m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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It’s Nice We Could Do This

PL Ben Verth/PBH’s Free Fringe

Ben Verth presents a raucous, endearing, dark and surreal new sketch show packed to the rafters with chaotic delinquents and flailing misfits. ‘Universally splendid’ (Scotsman); ‘Brought the audience fully to life’ (Laughter Track). www.myspace.com/ ben_verth

See page 48 for show information

It’s Not Father Ivor’s New Show Jack Whitehall: Stone – It’s... Learning PM Michael Redmond! Difficulties

TM

Ivor Dembina

Gilded Balloon

Immediately recognisable from his role as Father Stone in the Channel 4 series, ‘Father Ted’, in which he hardly spoke. In this show, he will speak, about spare ribs, his moustache and more.

TL

Jam and Marmalade

PM Reserve Collection

Chambers Management

Join Ivor Dembina as he devises a new solo show - live! The piece will evolve over three weeks through audience interaction and some real soul-searching from Ivor. Come and play your part in the riskiest show in town. www.thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com

James Christopher – Seeing Both Sides – Free

PM James Christopher/ PBH’s Free Fringe

What’s the difference between jam and marmalade? We don’t know. You tell us. A new show featuring student stand-ups that offers the audience a chance to write a punchline funnier than the acts, to win our takings.

People say you learn from your mistakes, Jack reckons that’s bollocks. We just keep making the same mistakes but just get slightly better at dealing with the fallout. ‘A Devised, Interactive wonderfully enjoyable hour of Spoken word, Stand-up Gilded Balloon Teviot • Laughing Horse @ City comedy’ (Telegraph). Dragonfly • 52 West Port Bristo Square Cafe • 19 Blair Street www.jackwhitehall.com B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 V63GF4 Stand-up Aug 7-28: 19:50 (1h) Sketch show, Revue XAug 4-6: 17:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-9,11-16,18-25,27-29: Pleasance Courtyard • (Free Non-ticketed) 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) The Canons’ Gait • Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 60 Pleasance M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 232 Canongate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 V78GD6 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-11,13-18,20-25,27-29: 17:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) XAug 4-6: 19:15 (55m) £5.00 13:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:15 (55m) £10.00 (£8.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 19:15 (55m) £11.50 (£10.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

James Christopher is a standup and jolly Yorkshireman with forthright, opinionated observations. His brother Michael is a Liberal Democrat MP, turning to comedy to sharpen his wit for those big Parliamentary speeches. Political, Stand-up

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-28: 18:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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James Dowdeswell: My Grandad Was a Clown and Those Are Big Shoes to Fill

See Venue Guide for show information

James Sherwood Jam for Tea – – One Man and Free His Piano PM

PL

James Sherwood

Laughing Horse Free Festival

Janice Day

TFPJ All Change Productions Ltd

Jarlath Regan: Jarred Christmas Not So Common Stands Up Sense TPM

TFU

Gilded Balloon

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

FL James Dowdeswell/The Stand Comedy Club

What happens when you find a clown in your family tree? ‘Real master of the comedian’s craft’ (Chortle. co.uk). ‘An excellent line in comedy’ (Guardian). www.myspace.com/ jamesdowdeswell Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 XAug 5: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-15,17-29: 15:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

‘Sherwood mixes dry, gently cerebral comedy with moments of inspired silliness; thanks to his non-stop invention and brilliant comic craft’ (Guardian). Following a UK tour, he’s back with a new show. www.sherwoodcomedy.com Music, Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Aug 6-15,17-22,24-29: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Funny Women finalists Marie Vagen and Julie Jepson, with fellow woman, Alison Leitch bring you their unique take on life, love, the universe and everything in a new show for 2010. Don’t miss it! www.freefringe.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

How I lost my breast and found myself. Be prepared to laugh (but not while I’m singing). The outrageously funny author of ‘Getting it Off My Chest’ offers late lunch entertainment. Sandwiches welcome. Supporting the Maggie’s Centres. Cabaret, Music

Diverse Attractions • Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket

Sold out 2008-2009. ‘Perfect tea time show’ (Chortle. co.uk); A day at the Fringe isn’t complete without an hour in this man’s company. SSSS ‘Side-splitting’ (Metro); SSSS ‘Excellent’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘Thoroughly recommended’ (Scotsman).  

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Following sell-out shows in Edinburgh and London, a starring role in a BBC2 sitcom and dancing like Beyonce for Pot Noodle, Jarred Christmas returns to do what he does best...stand-up. Winner of Chortle Comedy Award 2010.  

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 B 0131 225 8961 V11GE4 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 15-29: 17:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 9-14,16-21: 13:30 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50)

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XAug 4-6: 18:45 (1h) £5.00 20:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

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TIM FITZHIGHAM & DUNCAN WALSH ATKINS

Flanders & Swann A-GNother GNew After-GNoon in

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“Genius word-play…great!” The Guardian “Impressive, suave…a delight” The Times

Cabaret Bar 6–30 August, 15.45 (1hr) (not 11 or 25) BOX OFFICE 0131 556 6550 www.flandersandswann.info www.edfringe.com

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See page 125 for show information

Jason Byrne 2010 Jason Cook: The Jason Manford – Jay Foreman: End (Part 1) I’m Turning Into Pretend You’re TL My Dad Happy PL Phil McIntyre Entertainments by TFJ Jason Cook/The Stand PM Arrangement With Lisa Comedy Club Phil McIntyre Jay Foreman Thomas Management Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

He’s moved in, he’s officially a Scot, there’s just no getting rid of Jason Byrne at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He returns each year with a show that is hilarious, exciting, and full of surprises. Stand-up

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Jason unveils his most ambitious, soul-searching and personal show ever, where you decide 2011’s show. ‘A masterclass in how comedy should be done’ SSSSS (Time Out). This time, the end is just the beginning. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

Funny songs from BBC New Talent’s Pick of the Fringe, Musical Comedy Awards Five nights only. Book early to best newcomer 2009 and avoid disappointment! Multi finalist 2010. ‘One of the most musically talented finalists’ award-winning stand-up and star of ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk); ‘Snap up this young talent... ‘ and ‘Live at the Apollo’. ‘A SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). very funny, very engaging performer’ (Scotsman). Music Stand-up Underbelly, Cowgate •

Jay Sodagar Opinions Are Free

APM

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Jeff Leach

Jeff Leach (‘Big Brother’s Big Mouth’/BBC Switch/BBC3/ E4) welcomes you to an Fringe veteran Jay Sodagar unrelenting and gratuitously returns with more attitude revealing insight into his and opinion on the world. sordid private life. Sexual Opinions are free; ‘even the deviancy, alcoholism, drugs, BNP can kiss my arse ... I hate piles, love and refusing to racists especially the Chinese compromise for the industry! ones, what’s wrong with Tibet?’ www.jaysodagar.com Stand-up Cabaret, Stand-up

XAug 5-6: 13:40 (1h) £6.00 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 13:40 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 13:40 (1h) £6.50

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Laughing Horse @ B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 56 Cowgate (entrances Espionage • 4 India Venue150 @ EICC • on Cowgate and Victoria Buildings, Victoria Street 150 Morrison Street XAug 5-6: 21:00 (1h) £9.50 XAug 4: 20:05 (1h) (entrances on Cowgate B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Street) Aug 7-12,17-19,24-25,30: £7.00 (£6.00) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 and Victoria Street) 21:00 (1h) £17.00 (£16.00) XAug 5: 18:10 (1h) Aug 7-11: 20:00 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) £17.50 (£16.50) Aug 13-15: 21:00 (1h) £18.50 (£17.50) Aug 6-15,17-29: 15:00 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 20-21: 00:00 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 £19.50 (£18.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 0 2 0 3 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 20-22,26-29: 21:00 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 £19.50 (£18.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Jeff Leach: Leach on Society – Free

Aug 6-18: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

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See page 96 for show information

Jennifer Jeremy Lion Coolidge – Yours Goes Green for the Night TPM

TU EdCom

Comic movie star from ‘American Pie’, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Best in Show’ commands the stage in this outrageous, hilarious and sometimes shockingly funny show. ‘Jennifer was born to make people laugh’ (LA Times). Stand-up

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Cheryl Hayes Management

Join the UK’s most extraordinary children’s entertainer as he attempts to save the world from ecological meltdown. Fun for all the family, although entirely unsuitable for children. ‘Gloriously, excruciatingly funny’ (Telegraph).

See page 140 for show information

Jessica Ransom – Jest Like Danny Ransom’s Million Kaye

TPM

PU

Phil McIntyre Entertain- Russell Fletcher ments by Arrangement (Musical Director: With Dawn Sedgwick Greg Riddell) Management

A dazzling multi-character performance from the breakthrough, brilliantly funny comedy actress and regular co-star of BBC1’s ‘Armstrong and Miller’. ‘This versatile, fast-rising star steals the show. As sharp as a young Victoria Wood’ (Times).

Assembly @ George Pleasance Dome • Street • Assembly Potterow, 1 Bristo Square Pleasance Courtyard • Rooms, 54 George Street B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 60 Pleasance

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

Relive the magic of legendary entertainer Danny Kaye – ‘The Liddle Fiddle’, ‘Hans Christian Andersen’, ‘The Court Jester’ – and much more, in a rollicking, sing-a-long, laugh-a-minute for everyone! Winner: ‘best comedy’, Melbourne Fringe. Musical

Jim Bowen – Jim Bowes: Nothing in This Obsession – Free Game for Two in PL a Bed

FN

Josaka/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Ovation

Play ‘Bullseye’ with original host, the legend, Jim Bowen. Take home a bendy bully or just your BFH. Either way, this is a show that’s super, smashing, great!! Game show

Highlight • Omni Centre, Greenside Place

Are you obsessed with something? Did climate change end when the financial crisis started? From collecting stamps to checking doors are locked ten times, is life making us all...obsessed? ‘Very funny’ (BBC.co.uk). www.jimbowes.com Multimedia, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll The Famous Spiegeltent • B 0844 844 0044 V250GC6 & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street George Square Gardens

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 667 8940 V87GF5 XAug 16: 19:00 (1h5m) £5.00 B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 XAug 4-6: 20:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 13-29: 13:15 (1h) Aug 17-19,23-26: 19:00 XAug 5-6: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: XAug 4-5: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 XAug 8: 14:00 (1h) £8.00 (1h5m) £12.00 (£10.00) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-12,17-19,23,25-26: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:15 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

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(£5.00) (£22.00 F) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27: 14:00 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) (£22.00 F) Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 14:00 (1h) £10.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

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Jimeoin – Something Smells Funny

Jimmy Carr – Laughter Therapy

TPL

PM

Jimeoin

Chambers Management

Stunning world-class stand-up from one of live comedy’s masters. ‘Hilarious ... It gets no better than this - brilliant!’ (Time Out). ‘Comedy of the highest order – inspired!’ (Independent) ‘Sublime ... masterclass in delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSSS (Herald). ‘Awesome!’ (List). www.jimeoin.com Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

See page 95 for show information

If you have a sick sense of humour maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition. Recommended dose: one new show to be taken annually (I said annually). Stand-up

Jo Caulfield: Cruel to Be Kind

PN Jo Caulfield/The Stand Comedy Club

A celebration of anger. New thoughts plus the very best bits. Linguistic experiments for new radio series. Razor-sharp observations. Scandalous one-liners. ‘Wonderfully bitchy’ (Observer). ‘Pure comedy gold’ (Evening Standard). ‘Compulsive viewing’ (Scotsman).

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 III & IV • 28 York Place

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Aug 21-22,24-29: 21:30 XAug 5: 20:20 (1h10m) £7.50 (1h15m) £16.00

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5

Aug 6: 20:20 (1h10m) £10.00 Aug 7,22,29: 20:20 (1h10m) £14.50 (£13.00) Aug 8,11-12,16-19,23-26,30: 20:20 (1h10m) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 9-10,13-14,20-21,27-28: 20:20 (1h10m) £15.50 (£14.00)

XAug 6: 19:50 (1h) £7.00 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-29: 19:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust

TFPM Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Jimmy McGhie – The All-Powerful Warrior Who With His Endurance and Inflexible Will to Win Goes From Conquest to Conquest Leaving Fire in His Wake

XAug 5: 19:50 (1h) £7.00

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The Jocks and Geordies – Free

PN Laughing Horse Free Festival

TPM Avalon Promotions Ltd

See page 212 for show information

With five Edinburgh sellout shows, numerous TV appearances, an HBO special and phenomenal critical acclaim, Jefferies is now one of the biggest names in comedy A show about potential and how worldwide. ‘One of the most to unrealise it. ‘Instantly likeable gratifyingly riotous comedians stand-up’ (Chortle.co.uk). working today’ SSSSS (List). Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

The finest Geordie and Scottish comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up. Presented by Newcastle’s Dan Willis, ‘Byker Grove’’s Simon Buglas and Viz’s Simon Donald. SSSS (List). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

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Joe Rowntree: Joe Bor: A John Bishop – Peaceful Worrier Sunshine Study of Embarrassment TFPM TPL by a Guy with Joe Rowntree Phil McIntyre EntertainTwo Bumholes ments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

L Joe Bor

Joe Bor shares embarrassing stories from his life and from around the world. Winner ‘best value show’ Leicester Comedy Festival 2010. ‘...very funny and memorably charismatic’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

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Joe Lycett and Andrew Ryan – An Hour of Humour

PM

Star of Sky One’s awardwinning ‘Brainiac: Science Abuse’ performs his hotly anticipated debut show. A frank and funny story about the nature of worrying; from STDs in Africa to a dramatic stag do in Barcelona. Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

John Bishop returns to Edinburgh following a sell-out spring tour with his new show ‘Sunshine’. It has been an incredible year for Bishop and this is bound to be a hot ticket. ‘Frankly hilarious’ (Telegraph). Stand-up

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

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Joey Page’s Marvellous Human Museum

TU So Comedy/Just the Tonic

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PBH’s Free Fringe

John Cooper Clarke

Joe Lycett (Chortle best newcomer 2010) and Irishman Andrew Ryan (Hackney Empire finalist 2010) present their individual 30 minute awardwinning performances of hilarious humour for free. Twitter: @anhourofhumour

Come and visit Joey’s marvellously amusing human museum. A surreal compendium of human beings portrayed through the rambling imagery of Joey Page’s mind. ‘An instinct for funny’ (Chortle.co.uk) ‘Brilliantly inventive and imaginative’ (Josie Long).

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The White Horse • 266 Canongate

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The V296GD6 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Aug 6-16,18-23,25-30: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Cowgate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The bard of Salford, punk poet extraordinaire and one of England’s most iconic performers. Expect hilarious anecdotes and machine gun delivery. Think poetry’s boring or posh? You haven’t seen JCC! The man behind the haircut. Spoken word, Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

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John-Luke Roberts Distracts You From A Murder

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John-Luke Roberts performs esoteric, whimsical comedy to distract you from the brutal, sickening murder he will be committing during the show. ‘Brimming with comic ingenuity’ (Scotsman). SSSS (List) SSSS (Metro).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 20:10 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 20:10 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:10 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Like a good belly laugh? Then iron your backpack, polish your sandals and join the fun as we journey round some of the darkest, most dangerous parts of the Globe! Sponsored by Fartaid Columbian Beans. ‘Undiscovered comic genius’ (Big Issue). Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street

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You are invited to spend an hour with multi-awardwinning comedian Moloney, a man of intelligent, rapier wit and twenty years’ experience. One man, one microphone, one spotlight and one hour of top-notch jokes. www.johnmoloney.com Stand-up

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XAug 7-8: 21:45 (1h) B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-15,17-29: 21:00 (1h) Aug 10-15,17-22,24-28: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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A new show celebrating the wonky and naïve in a world where we grow We came from all over the up too quickly. It’s about world for your entertainment; innocence and the beauty you can at least turn up. of the sad winky face. Set Comics from Canada, minds to blown! ‘Effortlessly USA, Ireland, Norway, entertaining’ (Chortle.co.uk). Germany, France, Australia Stand-up, Storytelling etc. Different line-up every day! Manos the Greek hosts.  Downstairs at the Tron • Compilation, Stand-up

9 Hunter Square

Jojo Sutherland Goes for the Jocular

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Jojo has a bee in her bonnet from BT to BNP via bad service and bad manners. Join her on her soap box to bitch about all the other Bs in our lives. www.jojosutherland.co.uk Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

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Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street XAug 5-6: 18:20 (1h) £2.50 XAug 4: 15:30 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Jollie: Roger!

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Jonathan’s World – Free

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Jonny Sweet – Let’s Just Have Some Fun (and Learn Something, For Once)

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Off The Kerb Productions

Chambers Management

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Jollie, ‘Brilliant musical sketch show’ SSSS (Chortle. co.uk), return to show you the wondrous mixture of story, song and sketch they wasted on some stinking geriatrics onboard a miserable cruise ship. ‘Fabulously animated and creative hour’ SSSS (Time Out).

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

Tom and Ed present wonderfully crafted songs tackling life’s mysteries – from the realities of Pirate Radio to the Bible. These cheeky Yorkshire lads delight their audience with witty puns dimpled with controversy. www.jollyboat.co.uk Music, Stand-up

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Opium • 71 Cowgate XAug 4-6: 19:00 (55m) £5.00 V96GE5 Aug 7-12,16-19,24-26,30: 19:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:00 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-15,17-28: 19:45 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fourth Fringe appearance of New York Times and BBCfeatured comedian Jonathan Prager. The blazing wit, poignant stories and genial charisma of this NYC standup make his comic insight into families, relationships and life’s incongruities touching and hilarious. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

Edinburgh comedy newcomer award winner 2009. SSSS ‘Truly ingenious’ (Time Out). SSSSS ‘Unmissable’ (List). SSSS ‘Bitingly original’ (Scotsman). SSSS (Independent). SSSS (Evening Standard). Total sellout 2007-2009. www.jonnysweet.com

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and ‘Have I Got News For You?’ panelist presents a brand new hour of stand-up. ‘So good he actually bends time’ SSSSS (Chortle.co.uk). www.offthekerb.co.uk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

XAug 4-6: 19:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30:

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 19:40 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

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Pleasance Courtyard • B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 60 Pleasance

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At 28, Josh’s mum kicked him out. Time to be a man. At Grandma’s. ‘A fabulous storyteller who can make you erupt into a fit of giggles’ SSSSS (Metro). ‘Quite literally breathtaking... Terrifyingly funny’ (Scotsman). www.joshhowie.com

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Josie Long: Be Honourable!

TU Just the Tonic

Josie presents a ramshackle call-to-arms. Come, or she’ll find you and cut your face up real good. She’s 5’5”. Every show she’s done has received 2,3,4 and 5S reviews, so she must be doing something. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 19:40 (1h10m) £5.00 Aug 7,13-14,20-21,27-29: 19:40 (1h10m) £9.00 Aug 8-12,15-16,18-19,24-26: 19:40 (1h10m) £8.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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‘Exceptional’ SSSSS (Latest7); ‘...original and funny ... exciting viewing’ SSSS (Freecomedy.com); ‘Intelligent Just The Tonic at the stand-up that is instantly Caves • Enter from The engaging. Truly fabulous’ Rowantree Bar (under (BBC); ‘Cheeky northern South Bridge), comedian ... brought the house 253 Cowgate down’ (Argus, Brighton). B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 www.juliejepson.co.uk Aug 17,24: 23:40 (1h) £6.00 Interactive, Stand-up T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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We run the best comedy clubs all year. ‘...most consistently interesting bills in the country’ (Times). We bring that to Edinburgh every night. ‘Comedy spontaneous combustion’ SSSS (Scotsman). Free entry to ‘Last Night on Earth’! Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Pleasance Courtyard • Rowantree Bar (under 60 Pleasance South Bridge), B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 253 Cowgate Stand-up

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Just the Tonic’s ‘Last Night on Earth’ – Aftershow Party

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Kabarett: Alternative Variety

Ka-Boom! An Explosion of Funny!

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Itsy Collective/PBH’s Free Fringe

Akbay & Dobbing – PBH’s Free Fringe

See page 102 for show information

Kai Humphries – Kate Fox News Evolution TFPU

TPL

Cabaret, Revue

4-6 South Bridge

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Supremely funny, high-octane debut from 2009’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ finalist. Edinburgh-based purveyors Kick start your night with a Imagine it’s the last night on ‘Had the crowd laughing hard of twisted cabaret return with high energy stand-up comedy Earth, that’s how hard we’re with loveable accents, silly an eclectic revue featuring show! Featuring Asli Akbay! going to party! Going out stories and exit joke, too rude burlesque, sideshow, comedy Featuring Pete Dobbing! with a bang! Free entry from to print, that had them in and music and a look behind Featuring special guests! venue’s last shows (subject to stitches’ (Fife Gazette).  the cabaret with performer Just off the Royal Mile! Free! availability). Cheap to others. www.kaihumphries.com interviews and discussion. www.explosionoffunny.com Just The Tonic at the ‘Witty, punk edged and with Stand-up Stand-up Caves • Enter from The a distinctive counter-culture Underbelly, Cowgate • Rowantree Bar (under Whistlebinkies • edge’ (Skinny). 56 Cowgate (entrances

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Kate Fox

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Comic poet, stand-up and sometime journalist Kate Fox, anchors her life story to big news events. From the Yorkshire Ripper to 9/11, Radio 4 ‘Saturday Live’ regular Kate Fox asks: where were you when the news broke?

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 12:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 The Voodoo Rooms • Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27: B 08445 458 252 V 61 G E5 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: West Register Street 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 12:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) XAug 5-6: 01:00 (3h) £3.00 V68GD5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 17:25 (50m) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7,12-14,19-21,26-28: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 XAug 7: 23:30 (1h30m) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 01:00 (3h) £5.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 17:25 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (Free Non-ticketed) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 9-10,12-17,19-24,26-27: 17:25 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 17,23-24: 17:25 (50m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £6.50 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

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Roll up! Pickled punks, gigantic leprechauns and cat-eating devils abound in Keara’s fantastical metaphor for life. ‘Comic genius’ (List); ‘Exudes Glaswegian charm’ (Scotsman); ‘A genuine delight!’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Free. www.kearamurphy.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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Kerry Gilbert

Celebrate the stranger side of being in love with a character show for lovers and losers. Featuring deluded misfits, hopeless romantics and greeneyed monsters. ‘Confident, colourful, compelling comedy ... innovative, sexy and ludicrously funny’ SSSS (Scotsman).

Award-winning comedian Helen Keen (upcoming Radio 4 series: ‘It Is Rocket Science!’) and real life rocket scientist Dr Sophia Khan (at NASA she discovered three galaxies!) chat about the cosmos. www.helenkeen.com Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances Science, Storytelling

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-11: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Keith Farnan: Sex Traffic – How Much is That Woman in the Window?

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on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Kevin Bridges

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Fringe sell-out and star of BBC1’s ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’ returns with a brand new show. ‘Will have you snorting long after leaving the venue’ (Scotsman). www.offthekerb.co.uk

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

The Liverpool Medium taking the psychic world by storm

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Fuddlepuck

After ‘Brass Eye’, ‘Big Train’, ‘Jam’, ‘Nighty Night’, ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, Eldon ‘Kestrels’ is the new and comes to the Fringe with his improved show from Sheffield’s blandest collection own show for the first time. Talking! Singing! Acting! And of word sayers and thing plenty of ‘Titting About’! doers: Fuddlepuck. Watch them as their unique brand of Stand-up original sketch comedy fails Stand-up The Stand Comedy Club • abysmally and causes them to Underbelly, Cowgate • 5 York Place shriek in despair on stage. 56 Cowgate (entrances B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 on Cowgate and Victoria Sketch show, Revue Street) XAug 5: 13:00 (50m) theSpace on the Mile @ B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey St £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-22,24-30: XAug 5-6: 18:20 (1h) £6.00 B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 14:30 (8h20m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: Aug 16-21: 17:15 (1h) £4.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (£3.50) 18:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Following sell-out successes with ‘Cruel and Unusual’ and ‘No Blacks No Jews No Dogs No Irish’, Keith Farnan’s new show explores the value of women in society.

Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 18:20 (1h) £6.50

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One of the UK’s most talented up-and-coming comedians, Kev Orkian, combines his unique off-beat humour with sensational performances on the piano and has been dubbed one of the world’s finest comedy pianists.

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B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh

‘A breath-taking comedian... a gifted, brilliant performer, destined for greatness’ THE TIMES

8.15pm 4th - 30th August 0131 226 0026 www.edfringe.com

See page 119 for show information

Aug 20-22,27-29: 23:45 (55m) Place B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 24-26,30: 23:45 (55m) XAug 7: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 19:05 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 8-15,17-29: 22:30 (1h) Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 19:05 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £9.00 (£8.00)

XAug 5-6: 19:05 (1h) £6.00 £10.00 (£9.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Kingsley and I (Free Stand Up Compilation Show)

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Kit & The Widow: Oiling Up

PJ Kit and The Widow

Damian Kingsley

Free glimpse of top guest acts doing shorter spots so you can decide which paid shows to see. Hosted by Damian Kingsley; ‘marvelous compere’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘Super storyteller’ (Karen Koren, Gilded Balloon). Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Kitty Go Miaow Miaow Presents ... Katrina Thompson

PM Katrina Thompson

Before touring their ‘best of’ show to the UK’s finest auditoria, these cabaret Kerouacs set up camp in Edinburgh. Relish the intimacy, thrill to the topical songs, drool over the free parking. ‘Hilarious’ (Times). Cabaret, Music

Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row

Lady GaGa, Rose West and Carla Bruni fight for your vote in this comedy competition like no other. Who wins? You decide! Written and performed by Katrina Thompson (‘Blisteringly funny’ SSSS [ThreeWeeks]).

Stand-up, Theatre B 07816 671450 V70GB3 Laughing Horse @ The XAug 7: 19:00 (1h) £10.00 Aug 8,15,22: 16:00 (1h)

B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 £13.00 (£11.00)

Aug 5-29: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 9-10,12,16-19: 19:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 11: 15:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-14,20-21: 19:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00)

Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 6-15,17-22,24-29: 17:15 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Kooky Babooshka – Free

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Kunt and the Lady Garden: Gang: Complete Top Secret Gig Kunt – Free TFJ

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Kooky Babooshka

Making waves on the UK comedy scene, Manchesterbased Kooky Babooshka bring their unique style of fingeron-the-pulse, fast-paced comedy to the Edinburgh Festival. ‘Hysterical - this lot have to be seen to be believed’ (BBC). Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

Kunt/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Cult YouTube superstars Kunt and the Gang wheel out all their tasteless minor internet hits, including ‘F**ksticks’ and ‘Shaven Haven’. ‘Life-affirmingly puerile’ (Charlie Brooker, Guardian). ‘One-man filth machine’ (Bizarre). www.youtube.com/ kuntandthegang

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Buccleuch Street Aug 5-14: 12:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Ku Klux Flan

PJ Ed O’Meara/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

I don’t know what you’re talking about – what gig? ‘One of the most exciting and laugh-out-loud funny young sketch groups’ (Time Out). Guardian best sketch winner Edinburgh 2009. ‘Naturally funny’ (Metro).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 18:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30:

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 18:20 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

Aug 5-15,17-29: 00:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Lach: The Day I Went Insane

La Petite Mort – The Orgasm

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Dabster Productions and Gilded Balloon

Ladies Who Lounge Cabaret

Lara A King Late ‘n’ Free Four Stars and PN Two Thumbs Up

PM Lara King/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laugh until wee comes out with this inspired combination of sharp humour, sparkling charisma, compassionate lyrics and uplifting melodies. Will delight lovers of sophisticated comedy and beautifully crafted song writing alike. Utterly hilarious and brilliant! Stand-up

Various Guests and Hosted by Frank Cassidy and Damian Kingsley

Free Festival’s raucous answer to ‘Late n Live’ mixes standup with drunken tomfoolery. See loads of seriously good acts not taking themselves too seriously. Hosted by prison nominated, lovable psychopath Frank Cassidy and pseudo-erudite Damian Kingsley. Stand-up, Storytelling

Aug 5-7,10-14,17-21,24-25, 27-28: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed

Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

A raunchy cabaret romp through sex and sexuality. ‘A truly original, delightful, accomplished show’ (Scotsman); Adelaide Fringe ‘top three shows’ (Advertiser); ‘best bet of the Melbourne Fringe’ (Age); ‘Musical genius’ (artsHub.com.au). www.ladieswholounge.com.au Cabaret, Musical

Underbelly, Cowgate • B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 56 Cowgate (entrances Aug 6-29: 20:20 (30m) on Cowgate and Victoria (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 4-6: 22:00 (1h) £5.00 Street) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 5-29: 00:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Late Late Show with Paul Zenon & Mikelangelo

Late Night Gimp Fight!

TPL Late Night Gimp Fight

Bastard sons of ‘La Clique’ present the Fringe’s essential late night comedy show. Join lounge wizard Paul Zenon and Black Sea songbird Mikelangelo on a mattress overstuffed with dreamy special guests. Cabaret

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 17:00 (1h) £6.00 B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 17:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,23-24: 17:00 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

After-hours, no-holdsbarred improvised comedy from hysterical, five-star, sell-out impro group: ‘The Scat Pack’. A quick-fire fun, furious laughter, off-the-cuff competition. Who wins? You decide. ‘Very fine entertainment’ (FringeReview.co.uk). www.thescatpack.co.uk

XAug 5-6: 00:15 (1h45m) £5.00 Aug 7-8,10-15,17-29: 00:15 (1h45m) £12.50 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

(£6.50) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-30: 23:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 23:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Late Night Laughs – Free

APN Laughing Penguin

The Fringe’s most talked about new sketch group is back. A brand new hour of off-the-wall sketches that’ll leave you feeling violated, in a good way. ‘Wrong sketches that feel so right’ (List). www.latenightgimpfight.com

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

XAug 4-6: 23:00 (55m) Assembly @ George £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Aug 7-12,16-17,22-26: 22:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 22:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

The Scat Pack in Association With Hiatus Theatre

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 6: 23:30 (55m) £7.50

Assembly

Brilliant songs, comedy and revelations from NYC’s living legend: founder of the revolutionary Antifolk movement. ‘Face-ache funny!’ (Guardian); ‘Woody Allen meets Woody Guthrie’ (NME); ‘Definitely a show worth getting out the house for!’ (Scotsman)

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Laughing Horse @ Improv Laughing Horse @ The Espionage • 4 India C central • Carlton Hotel, Counting House • 38 Buildings, Victoria Street North Bridge West Nicolson Street (entrances on Cowgate B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 and Victoria Street)

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Stand-up comedy from the National Student Television Awards comedy winner, Ed O’Meara ... for free! Special guest star Kenny Rogers may not attend. ‘Mercurial wit’ (BBC). ‘Clever ... well structured jokes about modern life’ (Newbury Today). www.edomeara.com

Late Night Impro Fight

23:00 (55m) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,19-21,27-29: 23:00 (55m) £10.00 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Laughing Penguin present three of their rising stars in this late night special. Join Tony Jameson, Nick Cranston, Andy Wolton and Tom Tolson for observational rambling, whimsical wonderings and sexy stories for free. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 6-29: 20:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Three Top Acts Plus MC

The Crags Comedy Mash Up

Bringing you a selection of comedy acts picked from around the festival, this mash-up of stand-up is bound to impress with its witty banter and fruity carousel of sheer pee your pants hilarity!

The Leeds Tealights: For Your Sins

TFL Leeds Tealights

Improv, Stand-up Late night talk show that needs financial backing or faces cancellation by the network. With video sketches, real and fictitious guests, live music and guest comedians. Plus, celebrity cameos. All for free! www.freefestival.co.uk Sketch show, Talk

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 5: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-29: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Late’n’Live

N Gilded Balloon

In its ninth year; the best late stand-up in an intimate, wee venue. Full line-ups at www. underbelly.co.uk (previous acts: Russell Howard, Bill Bailey, Ross Noble...) and two hours of laughs for £10 Thursdays and Sundays! Adaptation

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

The Crags • 58 Dalkeith Road

B 0131 226 0000 V132GH6 A brand new, charmingly The Laughing Penguin The very best comedians from presents three different acts daily. Vladimir McTavish across the Fringe...different called last year’s show, ‘the line-ups at every show...two shows daily! The best way to best run showcase I’ve ever see great Fringe comedy...and performed at. An absolute it’s free! Sell-out Fringe 2004- joy.’ This year promises to be 2009. www.freefestival.co.uk even better! Compilation, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate Aug 6,8,12,15,19,22,26,29: and Victoria Street) 00:35 (2h30m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7,13-14,20-21,27-28: 00:35 (2h30m) £14.00 (£13.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Laughing Cows Comedy

N All Female Line-up of the Highest Quality Stand-up

Stand-up

Aug 6-7,10-14,17-21,24-28: witty and curiously dark, sketch-comedy show. Come 20:30 (1h30m) £5.00 and experience their quest M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 to seek salvation; as the 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Tealights are back, for your 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 sins. ‘Slick, brilliantly acted and original’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Laura Solon: The Owl of Steven

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate Avalon Promotions Ltd B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 and Victoria Street)

TPL

XAug 5-6: 16:20 (1h) £6.00

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-29: 17:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 5-29: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Sketch show, Revue

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17,23-24: 16:20 (1h) £6.50

Laughter Shock

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 6-29: 14:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse PN New Acts at the Denis Krasnov/PBH’s Free Fringe Fringe – Free

PN Rob Coleman/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Steven is an island. Perrier Award winner Laura Solon returns with a brilliant new character comedy story about it. Contains owl. ‘An adventurous and hilarious masterclass’ (Sunday Times). SSSS (Guardian). SSSS (Telegraph).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Lee Goodall: Gelomancy – Free

PM Lee Goodall

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-5: 17:00 (1h) £5.00

The first and still the best late night show on the Fringe! The legendary late night pick of the best comedy and then dance till the wee small hours. ‘One of the unalloyed joys of the Fringe’ (Telegraph).

Laughing Cows features an all-female line-up of stand-up comedy. Since Gilded Balloon Teviot • 1998, we’ve worked with Bristo Square acts such as Gina Yashere, B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Jo Caulfield, Susan Calman, Sarah Millican, Zoe Lyons and XAug 6-8: 01:00 (4h) £10.00 Janice Connolly. See www. Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: laughingcowscomedy.co.uk for 2010 listings. 01:00 (4h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Stand-up 01:00 (4h) £15.00 (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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 2004-2009. Different acts every night. www.freefestival.co.uk

Laughing Horse @ Compilation, Stand-up Espionage • 4 India Laughing Horse @ Buildings, Victoria Street Meadow Bar • 42-44 (entrances on Cowgate Buccleuch Street and Victoria Street)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 5-29: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 5-29: 23:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 30-Sep 4: 21:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Irreverent, shocking, uplifting and subversive. This is an all out attack on the sensitivities and sensibilities of middle England. Don’t come near if you are not prepared to go all the way. Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-28: 15:30 (7h30m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 6: 17:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26: 17:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

‘Gelomancy’ - hysterical laughter and babbling interpreted as prophetic by those with an ear for such things. Comedian Lee Goodall forcefully interrogates comedy, with an hour’s original material probing every crevice of humour’s fulsome body. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 14-15: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Let’s Learn Let the People English Yourself Decide! – Hosted By Barry from APM Watford With Roger Sayers/ Lewis Macleod Laughing Horse and Steve Comedy ‘Let’s Learn English Yourself’. Hope-Wynne Learning a language is like going on a date with a beautiful woman, but making one too many jokes about MLA her hairloss. Roger Sayer’s interactive language course launch. Available on Compact disc/cassette/factsheet.

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Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Cowgate Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Comedian, magician, ninja, Jav Jarquin debuts with a show that combines his acclaimed stand-up and his dazzling card ninja act. Hardhitting comedy and feats with cards you would have never thought possible.

A one-act comic romp with multiple ... acts, this dizzy, debauched, delirious tale of modern love answers the question: ‘Where can you go when you’re feeling a little dirty?’ ‘An ideal late-night show!’ (Village Voice).

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Rooms, 54 George Street

XAug 5-6: 21:15 (1h) £5.00

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4

Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: XAug 5-6: 22:40 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 22:40 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 22:40 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) 15:20 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 9-13,17-20,23-27: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15:20 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00)

XAug 4-6: 22:20 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 21:15 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: XAug 5-6: 15:20 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26: 21:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 22:20 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:20 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 22-29: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The nation’s favourite octogenarian hosts a topical show where the audience probe celebrities on the burning topics of the day. ‘Question Time’ with laughs. Political

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Aug 14-21: 13:45 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The Scat Pack in Association With Hiatus Theatre

Al Cowie/PBH’s Free Fringe

The best llaughs in llife are ffree! Al Cowie comperes This is literally where the Three young men shatter the best acts from across the The improvised movie, live magic happens. It’s lies, sure, society’s expectations of Fringe at ‘LLaugh’, your free onstage. The Scat Pack’s team but good lies. An intimate youth from the back of a comedy sample pack... So, of electrifying improvisers evening of astonishing, glow-in-the-dark elephant. if you’re wondering what to weave a new movie, based on honest to goodness trickery. Join them in a purple-skied see, see LLaugh and see it all! your suggestions, live every Embrace the deception, romp through a world of their www.llaugh.com night. Hilarious, exhilarating welcome to wonderful. own invention. Warning: may and totally improvised. 2009 Compilation, Stand-up contain oddity. Fringe sell-out. ‘Freakishly Interactive, Magic Kiwi Bar @ Walkabout • talented’ SSSSS Sketch show Laughing Horse @ The Omni Centre, Leith Street (BroadwayBaby.com). Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Multimedia, Sketch show Greenside • 1b Royal V344GC5 www.thescatpack.co.uk Terrace Street Aug 7-28: 20:45 (1h) The GRV • 37 Guthrie Improv B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Street B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 15-29: 19:30 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Aug 23-28: 15:45 (1h) £7.50 C • Chambers Street (Free Non-ticketed) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 6-17,19-30: 18:40 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £5.00 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 18:55 1 6 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 18:55 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 18:55 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Sophomoric sofa-mates Simon and Sy’s riotous return! New shenanigans, new videos, new haircuts, same teapot. SSSSS ‘Set to be big news in the near future’ (AllTheFestivals.com). SSSS (EdinburghLove.com). ‘Sizzling chemistry ... a Si-zable success’ (ThreeWeeks).

Lock, Stock and Improv

FK Triple Point Comedy

Play director to the mafia as you join our seasoned improvisers for gangs, guns and gripping action! Prepare yourself (and some suggestions) for moments of exciting comic chemistry in the ‘wii’ version of theatre.’ Improv

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 24-30: 16:45 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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8:30PM August 4-30 NOT 11 & 18

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London is Funny Loose Ends Presents... L

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BBC Radio 4

LondonIsFunny.com, Tom Webb, Mark Watson, Josie Long, Isy Suttie

Marvel at the cream of the London comedy circuit! Brought to you by comedy website LondonIsFunny.com! Five acts, £5, one show! Expect headliners such as Mark Watson, Josie Long, Isy Suttie, plus MC Tom Webb! Sketch show, Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Aug 5-29: 20:00 (1h30m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Loretta Maine: I’m Not Drunk, I Just Need to Talk to You

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The Lost Letters Luke Toulson: of Cathy G – Free Sorry About Last Night PM Paul Harry Allen

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Luke Toulson

Best Medicine Management

Chambers Management

Clive Anderson ties up the ‘Loose Ends’ with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. Recorded for BBC Radio 4. Music, Talk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 21: 11:00 (45m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

USA export Loretta Maine performs with band DogVagina, performing hits like ‘C**k-Sucking Motherf**ker’ and telling tales of her sh*tty life. ‘The sexiest singer-songwriter you’ll ever come across’ (Time Out).

In a junk shop I stumbled across a wad of letters forgotten since the 1960s. Mixing stand-up with storytelling, I’ll blow dust off these tales of love struck boyfriends and hopeful groupies. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up, Storytelling

The award-winning comic and Perrier nominee returns with stories of love, loss and addiction, revealing how daughters are better liars than sons, and Playboy models don’t make great wives. ‘A gifted comic’ (Sunday Times).

Laughing Horse @ Stand-up Espionage • 4 India Pleasance Courtyard • Buildings, Victoria Street 60 Pleasance Stand-up (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Just The Tonic at the Caves • and Victoria Street) Enter from The Rowantree B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 XAug 4-6: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 Bar (under South Bridge), Aug 6-30: 15:15 (1h) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 253 Cowgate (Free Non-ticketed)

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 18:35 (55m)

£5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:35 (55m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 18:35 (55m) £9.00 (£8.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Lunchtime Club: Class of 2010

22:45 (1h) £7.50 (£6.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Award-winning Rob Beckett, Joel Dommett (‘Skins’, C4), Tom Rosenthal (‘Friday Night Dinner’, C4), very funny Ian Smith, and deliciously dark Liam Williams are the future of British comedy. Catch them now before they’re huge! Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 XAug 5-6: 12:30 (1h30m) £2.50 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-29: 12:30 (1h30m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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MacAulay and Co.

Mackenzie Taylor: Joy

J

TFPK

BBC Radio Scotland

Green Room Presents

Broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland, and sold out for the last five years, Fred MacAulay and guests bring you the very best of comedy and music from the Fringe.

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Maeve Higgins – Maff Brown – Personal Best Looking After Lesal TU Lisa Richards Ltd. in Association With EdCom

TPM

Mages Thru the Ages – Free

Magic Faraway Cabaret – Free

PJ

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Magic Cubed/ Phil McIntyre Entertain- Laughing Horse Free ments by Arrangement Festival With Michele Milburn at International Artistes

James Christopher/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Compilation, Stand-up

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Join this critically acclaimed, Aug 9-13,16-20: 10:00 albeit grumpy, young man (1h31m) (Free Ticketed) on his quest to seek joy and M T W T F S S M T W T F S S happiness for one hour a day. 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 ‘Playful, intelligent and very, 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 very funny’ (Dave Gorman); 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 ‘A pleasure to watch’ (Paramount Comedy). www. greenroompresents.com Stand-up, Theatre

I don’t say things like this lightly but - I have a really funny and good show this year! Also I love watching other great shows, so the festival is really playing into my hands. Huzzah! Stand-up

C soco • Chambers Street Gilded Balloon Teviot • and Cowgate Bristo Square

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 16:25 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 16:25 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 16:25 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50)

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Three magicians whisk you on a whistlestop tour of magic past, present and ‘I think Maff Brown is very future. Doves appear, needles funny, but if you don’t agree, are swallowed and time is you will still laugh at his paused, as we cram 100 years stupid curly hair. It’s a win-win of magic into 60 magical situation’ (Stephen Merchant). minutes. ‘Looking after Lesal’ is the www.freefestival.co.uk award-winning comic’s debut about, well, Lesal. Cabaret, Magic Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard •

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

Presenting the best acts in music, comedy and burlesque on the Fringe. ‘Sexy, sticky, playful, imaginative and so seductive’ (Remotegoat. co.uk). ‘Fab lil’ cabaret party featuring some of the capital’s most colourful performers’ (Time Out). www.magicfarawaycabaret. com Cabaret, Revue

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

XAug 4-5: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 60 Pleasance B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 V139GE5 Aug 6-12,17-19,23-26,30: B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 16:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Aug 23-29: 12:00 (1h)

Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-27: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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XAug 4-6: 21:30 (1h) £5.00 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 21:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Magicians! Magpie & Stump Making Faces Behind the Magic! on Loliday PK

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Swift and Crawley

Magpie & Stump

Fabuloso and Dupont present an intimate lunchtime soirée of love and toast and magic. And magic. A charmingly riotous tale of spangly leggings, French accents and bad hair. Sometimes, magic is a four-letter word.

Have you recently had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault? Do you demand a unilateral German surrender on all fronts? Do you have a face? Then come on loliday with Magpie & Stump.

Storytelling, Theatre

theSpaces on the Mile @ The Radisson • 80 High Street

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

Stand-up

Dan Curtis, Ed Mayhew and Lizzie Kevan

Laugh loudly, chortle lightheartedly and chuckle ‘til you literally explode with Dan Curtis, Lizzie Kevan and Ed Mayhew at the silliness of human fronts and faces. Free. Award-giving comedy, ‘Making Faces’ is for anyone who has a face.

Music, Stand-up Laughing Horse @ Meadow B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch St Aug 23-27: 21:05 (55m) B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 £6.00 (£5.00) B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5: 17:20 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 12:00 (1h) £5.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 6-7,9-14: 17:20 (1h) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: (Free Non-ticketed) 12:00 (1h) £8.50 Laughing Horse @ Espionage Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 4 India Buildings, Victoria St 12:00 (1h) £7.50 B 0131 477 7007V185GE4 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Make a Living Aug 21-28: 12:00 (55m) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Writing Comedy (Free Non-ticketed)

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30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Magnus Betnér: Cum all ye Faithful!

FM Laughing Horse Free Festival/Dave Cohen

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Mandy Muden Sleight of Tongue

PN Magnus Betnér /The Stand Comedy Club

PM PBH’s Free Fringe

Not only voted sexiest man in Sweden, Scandinavia’s most successful comedian, currently on a sold-out tour of four countries, accepts The Stand’s invitation to perform at this year’s Fringe for the first time!

I can’t teach you to be funny, but I can help you break into comedy. Meet producers. Write stand-up, sitcoms, radio sketches, comedy/ drama, animation. Create a career. ‘Dave Cohen gives great notes’ (Sam Bain, cowriter/creator ‘Peep Show’). www.laughinghorsecomedy. co.uk

Award-winning magician Mandy Muden will be performing an hour of comedy and magic. ‘The Laughing Horse @ lovely Mandy updates magic Edinburgh City Football with a campy bitchy comedy Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Stand-up slant. She’ll win you over in Leith Walk The Stand Comedy Club B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 a flash’ (Attitude). ‘Superb’ III & IV • 28 York Place (Evening Standard). B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 Aug 20: 14:30 (2h30m) Cabaret, Magic £30.00 (£25.00 SU)

XAug 5: 18:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 22:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Workshop

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-15,17-22,24-27: 18:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Improv

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 17:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26: 17:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Manos the Greek: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Greece (But Were Afraid to Ask) – Free

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Marcel Lucont: Encore

TFM Objective Talent by Arrangement With Chaplins Theatre

3 Gaga Heads

The big storm is back from Tokyo! Through Japanese manga, anime and game shows, these non-verbal performers show you 999 funny takes on daily life. Nominated for The Malcolm Hardee Award 2009.

COMEDY

Chuck shamelessly reveals his clumsy attempts at seducing 1000s of women, and how he’s learned to do it right. A rip roaring tale of one man’s desperate fight against being weeded out of the gene pool. www.manslag.com Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 6-16,19-25,27-29: 22:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Marcello al Dente Relives a Catastrophic Moment in his Life – Free

APJ Crazy Hope/PBH’s Free Fringe

Winner: Buxton Fringe Award 2009 - ‘best comedy’. Marcel returns to Edinburgh with his crisp, dry wit, wry observations and a poem about tits. ‘Devilishly handsome, devastatingly disdainful’ SSSS (List). ‘Fresh, accessible and hilarious’ (Guardian). www.myspace.com/ marcellucont

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 21:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 21:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 21:30 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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U Assembly by Arrangement with Andrew Fell Ltd

I fall in love. So does she. I f**k it up. Come and hear how. Free cookies. ‘Surrealist comedy at its very best’ (Chortle.co.uk, on my last Edinburgh appearance). Storytelling, Theatre

‘Surefire “you-gotta-seethis-show”’ (Variety). Worldrenowned mentalist takes V139GE5 his audience on a captivating Aug 7-10,12-17,19-21: excursion into the possibilities 19:45 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) of the human mind through M T W T F S S M T W T F S S hilarious, astounding and 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 mystifying mind games. A light-hearted guide to ‘Quick-witted family fun’ 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Greece, its history and culture (New York Times). by the one and only Greek Assembly @ Princes St stand-up comedian. Witty, Gardens • West Princes amusing and very, very, St Gardens, Princes St funny. B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 Stand-up Aug 16-18: 18:15 (1h) Laughing Horse @ The £13.00 (£12.00) Hive • 15-17 Niddry St Aug 19-22: 18:15 (1h) B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

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in “BUTTERFLIES WITH STRETCHMARKS” An hour of stand-up comedy

‘An excellently-paced hour of stand-up. Go and see this hilarious and quite unique exponent of comedy’ Scotsman ‘He shows a depth of experience and a quiet professionalism that other comedians could well learn from’ Independent ‘A triumph of quality over hype’ Sydney Herald

6-29 Aug (not 16)

9pm

Sponsored by The Amsterdam Hotel www.amsterdam.uk.com

Photo: A. Hollingworth

www.johnmoloney.com

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Mark Allen’s Go Mark Nelson – Slow Offending the Senses FPM Best Medicine Management

Is the relentless pace of modern life making you swear at dawdling strangers? Or huff at non-moving transport? Me too. That’s why I staged a month-long ‘Go Slow’. Here’s what happened. ‘A total delight’ (Time Out). Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie St

TPM

Mark Nelson

Pure, hilariously unadulterated powerhouse stand-up from this Scottish Comedian of the Year winner’s solo Fringe debut. ‘...Talent that is simply obscene’ (List); ‘Blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste’ (Sunday Times). Stand-up

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Underbelly, Cowgate • XAug 5-6: 16:40 (1h30m)

56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

£2.50 Aug 7-16,18-29: 16:40 (1h30m) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 18:30 (1h) £6.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 18:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,23-24: 18:30 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Mark Watson – Mark Watson’s Do I Know You? Unusually Enjoyable Book TPM Launch Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement U With Lisa Thomas Mark Watson Management

Total sell-out 2005-2009. SSSSS (Time Out); SSSSS (Scotsman). Multi award-winning star of BBC’s ‘We Need Answers’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and Radio 4 returns. ‘In the Edinburgh super league’ (Guardian); ‘Exhilarating’ (Telegraph). Comedy, Stand-up

Mark Watson (the 24-hourshow comic and Edinburgh favourite) welcomes new novel ‘Eleven’ to the world with a partly improvised, partly planned literary adventure. Meet at time and place indicated. After that, we’ll see. Details at www. markwatsonthecomedian.com Talk

Meet Outside The Scottish National B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Portrait Gallery • 1 Queen Street Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

XAug 5-6: 22:30 (1h) £9.50 B 0131 226 0000 V298GC4

Aug 7-12,17-19,24-25,30: Aug 11: 14:00 (10h) 22:30 (1h) £16.50 (£15.50) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 13-15: 22:30 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £18.00 (£17.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 20-22,26-29: 22:30 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 £18.50 (£17.50)

The Marvellous Mary Barrel is Dorians Present Really Good at ... Bare Dollar Things

FPM

TFPL

The Marvellous Dorians

Carrie Barrett

‘People set to define the next generation’ (Vogue); Time Out Critics’ Choice. An underground comedy sensation, ready to go global, except they’re broke. How will a posh boy and Nigerian prince get ‘Bare Dollar’? Sketch show, Theatre

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 23-29: 22:05 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

She’ll show you how to be good at things too! A ball of energy and questionable wisdom, little Mary Barrel’s enthusiasm makes up for her ill-informed advice. An explosion of laughter and games. Interactive, Stand-up

theSpace on the Mile @ Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street

B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 XAug 6-7: 14:10 (45m) £3.50 (£2.50) Aug 9-14,16-21: 14:10 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 23-28: 17:10 (45m) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Mat Ricardo: Matt Green: Mary’s Three Balls and a Bleeding Funny Extraordinary Story Club – Free! Good Suit – Free TFPL

PJ

APN

Laughing Horse Free Festival

Mat Ricardo/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Matt Green

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Matthew Hardy – Willy Wonka Explained: The Veruca Salt Sessions

Matt Tiller’s Awkward Situation

Matt Tiller’s Reasons Not to Kill

TFL

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Gag Reflex Management

Matt Tiller/PBH’s Free Fringe

The ‘real’ Veruca from the classic ‘70s film complains about being a former child star. A fan complains about his obsession with that film. They meet. It’s tragic, funny and triumphant. ‘Wonderful’ (Age).

Musical comic celebrates those romantic disasters, social faux pas when the ground could swallow you. Quirky one-liners, songs and stand up in this warm, engaging show. ‘A very funny man’ (XFM Manchester); ‘Geekish likeability’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Theatre

Music, Stand-up

...and other musical favourites including ‘Don’t Mix Your Personal Life With Your Online Security Needs’ and ‘Virgin Pendolino Toilet Roll Dispenser’. Classic comic tunesmithery, plus new nonsense. ‘Hilarious’ (New Statesman); ‘Deal of charisma’ (Chortle.co.uk). www.tillerpop.com

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Stand-up storyteller Mary J. Lockwood travels time and space gathering the best tales in the Universe. Dr Who, Dolly Parton, Eric Cantona, and special mystery guests all bid to join this extraordinary club. www.maryjlockwood.co.uk

‘Impeccable charm and considerable skill’ (Bruce Dessau). Nobody else can put the cloth back on the table! A rare festival appearance by this veteran international comic cabaret performer. www.matricardo.com

Stand-up, Storytelling

Cabaret, Circus

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

This rising star and ‘Pick of the Fringe’ (Guardian; List) returns with new tales of embarrassment and redemption. But mainly embarrassment. ‘A stand-up audience’s dream ... an explosion of comedy that left everyone in stitches’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 XAug 4-6: 20:15 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-19: 19:30 (1h) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: XAug 4-5: 19:00 (1h) £5.00 Cowgate (Free Non-ticketed)

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The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

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Max and Iván

TFPL 4 inch Productions and SJC Productions

Maxwell’s Fullmooners

M The Producers UK & Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

Meet Chloe and Me! Me! Me! Dave PJ

TFPM

Couch Productions

Join Max (taller, curlier) and Iván (shorter, cuddlier) for an hour of joy-soaked trans-genre sketch wizardry. Delightful, insightful, a little bit spiteful. ‘Unique and brilliant ideas coming from every orifice imaginable’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby. com). SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.maxandivan.com

Finalists in Channel 4’s 4Talent Awards for ‘best comedy performance’. Unstoppable comedy force Innocent geek Chloe and Andrew Maxwell presents everyone’s favourite late night egotistical Dave unravel show, ‘Fullmooners’. Award- reasons behind their unlikely ‘friendship’. Sincerity and winning self-styled ‘hip-hop petulance ensue in this Count Dracula’ Maxwell snappy multimedia show! combines the best late night www.myspace.com/ comedy, breakdancing, cabaret and all-round devilish meetchloeanddave entertainment. Come howl at Sketch show Multimedia, Theatre C central • Carlton Hotel, the moon!

North Bridge

Assembly @ Princes St

B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 Gardens • West Princes

St Gardens, Princes St Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 21:30 B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: Aug 17: 23:30 (2h30m) £15.00 21:30 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 21:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Blond Ambition/ Renegade/O’Connor Entertainment

Three of Britain’s most talented musical comedians; Des O’Connor, Sarah Louise Young and Mr. B are dazzlingly different in style but united in their quality. Virtuoso performances and razor-sharp wit guarantee first rate fun. ‘Superb!’ (Time Out)

Mervyn Michael Fabbri: Stutter’s Pick of Fabrications the Fringe PN

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Mervyn Stutter

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). 19th year. Music, Theatre

Musical

Michael Fabbri/The Stand Comedy Club

Thoughts, facts and fictions welded together to construct an hour of organised comedy chaos. ‘Destined for a bigger stage’ (List). ‘Consistently funny; calm, almost hypnotically understated style of delivery’ (Allthefestivals. com). ‘Exceptionally funny; extremely sharp; hugely enjoyable’ (Scotsman).

Pleasance Courtyard • Pleasance at Ghillie Dhu • 60 Pleasance Stand-up theSpace on the Mile @ B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 The Stand Comedy Club II • Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey St 2 Rutland Place B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 B 0131 556 6550 V236GE2 Aug 7-9,11-12,16-17,23,25-26: 16 North St Andrew Street 12:55 (1h30m) £9.00 (£7.50)

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‘...laidback, on the nose material that cuts down fools of all colours’

‘Probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene’

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★★★★

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Michael Piper: the Ping Pong Years – Free

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Michael Topping Mick Ferry – – ‘Heels over The Missing Head in Love!’ Chippendale (Body Issues) TFAPL

Michael Piper

Michael Topping

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Micky Flanagan The Midnight Hour M CKP

TFPM

CKP By Arrangement With Comedy Store Management

‘Very clever ... hugely endearing ... really does hold you and make you laugh’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). Lunch time comedy with boundlessly enthusiastic stand-up Michael Piper. Winner of Uni-Talent national final 2005. Stand-up

Grande doyenne of musical satire, Michael Topping celebrates his golden jubilee with a lyrical romp through the ins and outs of love and relationships as seen through the eagle eye of an experienced old queen! Cabaret, Music

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

Chippendales and screaming women ruined a year of his life. Join Mick (fat man and star of Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow) as he exacts his revenge. ‘His star is in the ascendancy’(Mirror).

Following acclaimed performances on TV and radio it’s now time for Micky to hit the road performing the best of his previous Edinburgh shows. ‘Arguably the funniest comedian in the world’ (Frank Skinner). Sell-out 07/09. Seven shows only.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

The Midnight Matinee

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Tristan Bates Theatre

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 Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

V78GD6 Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21: 23:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

‘The Midnight Matinees’ are designed for the late night comedy explorer. Recommended in Time Out’s ‘1,000 Things To Do For Under a Tenner’, our Edinburgh special features a guest star line-up, and is not to be missed. Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Mike Keat: The Lyin’ Bitch and The Wardrobe

Mike Wozniak Miles Jupp: and Henry Paker: Fibber in the Heat The Golden Lizard (A Cricket Tale)

TPL

TFU

TFPM

Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Miles Jupp

Cuban Brothers head honcho returns to his hometown of Edinburgh for this highly anticipated debut solo show. Never before will you have seen/heard anything like this. ‘A seriously A list act’ (Guardian).

Who is Floyd Vernon? Two award-winning comedians deliver a clutch of bizarre characters, bogus science and scrambled mystery. ‘Best new show’ winner, Leicester Comedy Festival. ‘A gem’ (Sun). Directed by Matt Peover.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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Perrier nominee’s tale of his attempt to become a cricket journalist by the ill-thought out and dishonest method of pretending to be one. ‘Miles Jupp’s endearing, sharp humour is irresistible’ (List). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 60 Pleasance XAug 5-7: 19:15 (1h) £6.50 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 8-10,13-15,20-21,27-29: XAug 4-6: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 19:15 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: Aug 11-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Mike Newall: Mr Famous Mike Wozniak: Egg and Spoon TFM Fluid Thinking

An insight into the life of Mr Famous (name given to Mike by his friends), his life, the sex, the drugs and rock’n’roll...the car journeys, B&Bs and bacon rolls. A journey of highs, lows and ambitions. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

The Mime Who Wouldn’t Shut Up! – Free

PM

Stand Comedy Club/ Just For Laughs Live

Lasse Nilsen

A birth, a failed death and attempts to create a new Wozniak are among the events crowding Mike’s brain. New stand-up from this critically acclaimed talent. ‘Infinitely pleasurable’ (Independent). ‘Effortlessly enjoyable’ (Chortle.co.uk). SSSS (Metro). Stand-up

III & IV • 28 York Place

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In Lasse Nilsen, there is a devil of a comedian, unique in its kind and much wider than the traditional. Nilsen takes another step with his eminent body language and his wit. Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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TFPL The ‘Psychic’ Psychologist

COMEDY

Mrs. Bang: Monster of the A Series of Deep 3D Seductions in 55 TFL Minutes

TPU

Claudia O’Doherty

Ines Wurth Presents (Australia)

What does a psychic want for breakfast? You! ‘Psychic’ Psychologist, Rob Bailey, demonstrates ESP, predictions, lie-detection or just clever psychology? ‘…very funny… very engaging,’ (Oxford Times). Free coffee/croissants. Prizes for best nightwear; come in your pyjamas. www. psychicpsychologist.co.uk Interactive, Magic

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 5-22: 10:35 (1h10m) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Minority Retort

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Unabashed mess of calamity, sex and shattered pre-loved hits, Mrs. Bang turns cabaret on its head in a reasonable time frame in this black comedy of stained vocals and sumptuous catastrophe. Musical

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

The last surviving member of a colony that lived under the sea is giving a cultural presentation. Strap in. Winner - ‘best newcomer’, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010 and ‘best comedy’, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2009.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 18:30 (1h) £5.00

Aug 8-12,17-19,23-26,30: 18:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: XAug 4-5: 23:00 (1h) £5.00 18:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 6,9-13,17-20,23-27: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 23:00 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 23:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Monkey Poet’s Welcome to the UK! – Free

The Monumental Joke Disco

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THE STAND COMEDY CLUB 0131 558 7272 | thestand.co.uk

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Lou Sanders/Laughing Horse Free Festival

N Monkey Do/PBH’s Free Fringe

As a left-handed, asthmatic, guitar-playing Oriental, Jason knows what it’s like to be the minority. And it’s time to speak up. Jason is one of Australia’s hottest rising stars. ‘...clever ... absurdly hilarious...’ (Advertiser) ‘...perfect match of style and content’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-7: 23:30 (50m) £5.00 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:30 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: 23:30 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A British Bill Hicks. Best poet, San Francisco Fringe two years running. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). SSSS (CityLife). SSSS (Eye Weekly, Toronto). SSSS (Nuvo Magazine, Indianapolis). Bullshit-free. Bawdy, passionate. Funny, raw, relevant. Don’t miss. www.monkeypoet.co.uk Poetry, Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

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Luke Benson, five-times finalist; Lou Sanders, star of BBC3’s ‘Laughter Shock’ sketch and stand-up show; and James Redmond off of ‘Hollyoaks’ when it was alright, ‘SM:TV’ before it died and ‘Casualty’ when it won stuff.   Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 5-15,17-29: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Moon Dog – Free Morningside Morris & Vyse: Malcolm (Meets Daylords PM the Weegies) PM Kate Roxburgh/PBH’s Free Fringe

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PBH’s Free Fringe

Robin Cairns

Enter a world of fantastic stand-up comedy with Kate who likes astrophysics, space, vegetarian jumping spiders and crap superheroes. If you like Steve Martin ... well, so does Kate! And it’s free. Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

Malcolm is an artist with a terrible secret. Feel his horror when an old schoolmate appears at his exhibition. Will Malcolm be able to prevent his Morningside friends learning that he’s originally from...Glasgow! Spoken word, Stand-up

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V156GE5 Aug 21,28: 14:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Morgan & West: Time Travelling Morning Magicians Wordship

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Morgan & West

K John Hegley

Funny Women and Laughing Horse semi-finalists Morris & Vyse (SSSSS, Metro) debut their deranged sketch show ‘Daylords’, with fourteen extraordinary characters and a finale that’ll be the talk of the Fringe. ‘Tremendous comic effect’ (Evening Standard). www.morrisandvyse.com Sketch show

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-15,17-27: 18:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Mould & Arrowsmith in 3D

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TFJ Mould & Arrowsmith

Great Scott! Victorian magic duo Morgan & West travel 100 years into the future presenting baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time. Sell-out show, 2009. Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Myopic poet presents new epic verse: Ocean-going, emotion-flowing communion. No refreshments. ‘Delightfully inventive’ (Observer). ‘Awesomely mundane’ (Independent).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Mould & Arrowsmith are back – in glorious 3D! Expect the usual geeky sketches as well as their own version of ‘Avatar’. 3D glasses provided. ‘Beyond nerdy, ingeniously funny’ (List). ‘Endlessly clever, riotously funny’ SSSSS (FringeReview.com).

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COMEDY Mugging Chickens – Free

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Mugging Chickens are back for another round of silly and surreal comedy, in a show that is at once infantile and profound!’ ... a whale of a time’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Spot on ... well-performed ... genuinely funny’ (FringeReport.com). Sketch show

My Life As a Nathan Cassidy: Footnote – Free The Frog That Says Sausages AL Dave Cohen/Laughing TFM Horse Free Festival Rat Pack Productions Ltd/Red 24

Perrier nominee in a previous century, Comedy Store Players founder member, award-winning comedywriter Cohen’s true poem is about young love, great music and Phil Collins. Like Beowulf with gags. ‘Great comic talent’ (Daily Mail). www. davecohen.squarespace.com

Laughing Horse @ Poetry, Storytelling Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Laughing Horse @ The (entrances on Cowgate Counting House • and Victoria Street) 38 West Nicolson Street

Nathan prepares for his Royal Variety Performance, where he’ll bin anything offensive and instead do jokes that everyone in the world adores. ‘Incredible – gloriously entertaining’ (Chortle). Warning: Contains most offensive joke ever. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 253 Cowgate

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The life and tall times of an Edinburgh legend. The truth naked. ‘Inspired comic writing...’ (Guardian). ‘This is one of the ugliest babies I have ever seen...’ Nurse Gavin, Midwife, King’s College Hospital 1954.

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hilarious hour of a young man trying to live a conventional life with an unconventional family. ‘Probably the most exciting young comic on the scene.’ (Fest) Stand-up

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Nat Luurtsema: In My Head I’m A Hero

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America’s Funnyman has thrilled and bewildered audiences worldwide with his hilarious, subversive and uncompromising comedy, now he makes his festival debut. ‘One of the funniest comedians in the country... excels at picking comedy traditions apart’ (New York Times).

‘N-euro-sis.’ Tall tales from the low countries. Adam is Amsterdamned, Nigel is big in Belgium. After ten years of sub-sea level comedy these two stand-ups are coming up for air.

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After last year’s sell-out hit, ‘Superclump’, Nat, Chortle ‘best newcomer’ nominee and star of ‘The Comedy Zone’, returns to the Fringe with her debut solo show. ‘A distinctive comedy voice’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Nefertiti, a belly dance connoisseur who has toyed with the dark side of Burlesque, paints a picture that will make you wonder where this woman got her stories from and if there’s more to come? www.kerrieross.com Dance, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square Espionage • 4 India B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate XAug 4-6: 15:45 (1h) £5.00 and Victoria Street) Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 15:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27,29: 15:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square Assembly @ George B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

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Chris and Justin are identical twin stand-up comedians. With crackling one-liners and imposing stage presence these guys deliver a never-to-be-forgotten, hands-down hilarious comedy performance. All they need now is a gimmick.

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Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

New Art Club – Big Bag of Boom

TFL New Art Club/ Escalator East To Edinburgh

Back with their genredefining stand-up dance, Roden and Shenton, truly original forces in comedy, bring together the most explosive moments from a decade of award-winning shows. ‘Downright funny’ (New York Times).

Theatre B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 16-29: 20:45 (1h) Assembly @ George XAug 4-7: 00:00 (45m) £5.00 (Free Non-ticketed) Street • Assembly Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Rooms, 54 George Street 00:00 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 00:00 (45m) £8.00 (£6.00) XAug 5-6: 19:15 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:15 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 9,11-12,16,18-19,23-26: 19:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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‘The best act in their price range’ Joan Rivers Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy 0131 226 0000 (which has FREE PARKING) www.stagebystage.co.uk See page 85 for show information

New Day Celebration – Free

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News Brunch

NewsRevue

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News Brunch Bunch

Canal Cafe Theatre

Kate Smurthwaite/ PBH’s Free Fringe PBH’s Free Fringe (Gareth Morinan, Daniel Smith, Fred Forse)

Had enough of today? Then join us, as we celebrate the beginning of a ‘New Day’! May involve: party poppers, stories, good times, multimedia surprises, etc. Guaranteed to be better than 1/365th of a New Year’s Eve. Multimedia, Talk

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

V178GE4 Aug 7-28: 23:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Up to the minute topical satire, festival news and comedy mayhem over complimentary croissants and coffee. Start your remarkable day at Hill Street with the News Brunch Bunch. www.remarkable-arts.com

Kate Smurthwaite, head writer for London’s ‘Comedy Manifesto’, brings you the funniest news and political stories of the year. ‘Comedy that cuts through the crap’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘A powerhouse Improv, Revue of observational wit’ Hill Street Theatre • (Spectator). 19 Hill Street Political, Stand-up

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

Sketch show, Revue

B 0131 226 6522 V41GD3 Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

XAug 6-8: 12:30 (50m)

£5.00 Aug 13-15,19-22,26-29: Aug 7-16,18-21: 20:25 (55m) 12:30 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S

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Guinness World Record Holder for the Longest Running Live Comedy. Fringe First winner. Perrier finalist. Total sell-out every year. Genuinely funny material delivered in an impeccably groomed manner. SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Masters of their art’ (Stage).

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Nicholas Parsons’ Nick Helm – Keep Happy Hour Hold of the Gold

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He’s back! The legendary star of stage and screen and the inimitable host of ‘Just A Minute’ on Radio 4 returns for the tenth successive year with his sell-out Edinburgh show ‘Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour’.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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XAug 4-6: 18:30 (1h) £8.00 Aug 7-9,11-12,16,18-19: Aug 7,14,21,28: 18:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) Aug 8,13,15,20,22,27,29: 18:30 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Aug 9-12,16-17,19,23-26: 18:30 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Comedian Nick Helm will make you appreciate what you have, whether you want to or not. Featuring poetry, music and stand-up. ‘Deadpan humour and fierce intelligence’ SSSS (Scotsman). ‘Incredibly endearing’ (Chortle). Music, Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

17:10 (1h10m) £11.00 (£9.50) B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5 Aug 13-15,20-22: 17:10 XAug 5-6: 15:40 (1h) £2.50 (1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 7-17,19-29: 15:40 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £5.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Nick Mohammed Nick Sun: is Mr Swallow Dreamfist

A Nifty History of Evil

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All-new character comedy from star of Radio 4’s ‘Quarters’, BBC3’s ‘The King is Dead’ and BBC1’s ‘Reggie Perrin’. Critic’s Choice: Times, Guardian, Independent, Time Out. SSSS (List). SSSS (Independent). Total sell-out 2008/09. www.nickmohammed.com

Scattered logic + surrealist social commentary + standup performance anarchy + hypnotic charisma. Utterly unique, uniquely unusual. The most compelling voice of Australian underground comedy makes his Edinburgh debut. ‘Genius’ (Chortle. co.uk). ‘I love this guy’ (Doug Stanhope).

John Robertson does standup with puppets, mayhem, torture, Russians, explosions, vampires, hamsters and about a thousand really good jokes. ‘Cheeky... brilliant’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Funny and sharp’ (Daily Telegraph).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Stand-up

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Opium 71 Cowgate

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Nina Conti: Talk 9 to 5 Idiot – Free to the Hand

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Hilarious unveiling from Britain’s leading ventriloquist. New characters join Monkey, taking Nina off-script, accessing her uncensored mind. No two shows are the same. ‘A mighty imagination at work’ (Sunday Times). Created with Bill Dare.

Office worker, two kids, lives in middle class suburbia, doesn’t understand life anymore. Including... Office gripes and arguments. Stupid business ideas. Adverts. Road rage. Chavs. Shopping. Dangerous dogs. Sandwiches. Making a marketing plan. www.freefestival.co.uk

Improv, Puppetry

Stand-up Pleasance Dome • Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 The Stand Comedy Club II • Laughing Horse @ Potterow, 1 Bristo Square Counting House • 38 16 North St Andrew Street B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Edinburgh City Football XAug 4-6: 18:00 (55m) Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, West Nicolson Street Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 £6.00 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 XAug 4-6: 20:30 (1h) £6.00 Leith Walk Cowgate Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26: 18:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (55m) £10.50 (£9.00)

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The Noise Next Door – Chaos Control

TM Bound & Gagged Comedy by Arrangement With Comic Voice Management

The NonConformists’ Guide to Civic Responsibility

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Norman Lovett

Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk – Festival Highlights

Nothing to Show Nothing Up My Sleeve! TFPK Watch This Theatre Company

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Award-winning comedian Andrew Lawrence records a new show for BBC Radio 4 in which he skirts around some of life’s big questions without drawing any useful conclusions. Stand-up

Improv

Norman Lovett – No Son of Mine LOL :) TPL

BBC Radio 4

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Earth-shattering secrets. Impossible odds. Our mission: Protect mankind, kick ass… bag sexy chicks. White-hot improvised comedy that’ll leave you gasping for air. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks) SSSSS (FringeReview.co.uk). thenoisenextdoor.co.uk

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 18: 19:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Best known for Holly the computer in ‘Red Dwarf’ (BBC2) but did you know Norman has been a stand-up comedian for 30 years? ‘A true original ... exquisite stand-up’ (Guardian).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Dennis Hazeley (actor, delusional) and his father Don (excruciating, Grimsby-based) offer up fun and dysfunction. For anyone who looked at their father and craved adoption. Starring Perrier nominee Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk (‘Peep Show’).

Back for their sixth year, Watch This’ long-format improvisation show takes one suggestion from the audience and creates a wonderfully interweaving, original comedy every night. ‘The funniest thing I’ve seen at the Fringe’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.watchthistheatre.co.uk

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Pleasance Courtyard • Improv theSpaces on the Mile @ XAug 4-6: 22:30 (1h) £5.00 60 Pleasance B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 The Radisson • 80 High Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) XAug 4-6: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: Aug 7-10,12,16-19,23-24, 22:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 26,30: 15:15 (1h) £9.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (£8.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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International comedy magician Paul Dabek delves into his box of tricks with a quick wit and theatrical flair that will leave you spellbound! ‘Paul Dabek is quite simply superb!’ (Stage). Stand-up, Magic

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-10,12-17,19-24,26-27: 21:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Obie: Using the Force – Free

The Occasional Students

Old Rope in the Balloon

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Christ’s College Amateur Dramatic Society

Phil Nichol, Tiffany Stevenson

The ‘Genial Gagster’ brings you 30 minutes of hilarious one-liners, all in the best surroundings of the Festival. One to watch! Twitter: @noticketshow Multimedia, Stand-up

Laughing Horse Online • The World Wide Web

Obie is using the force to make this show his most hilarious, inspiring show yet. This guy is destined for big things. Come and see him now. ‘Side-splitting, feel-good comedy show’ (ThreeWeeks). Improv, Stand-up

James and Thom have searched the depths of time for the world’s best ever comedy sketch show characters. With guest appearances from Death, Dr Johnson and Agatha Christie, we can only assume someone misread the brief. www. theoccasionalstudents.com

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Obama Mia!

TFPU Carron, Fitzpatrick, Quinn and Smyth

Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,24-29: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Obsession by David Kelly and Gemma Leader

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Underbelly Productions/ Charlie Ross

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. Fourth year of ‘The Comedians’ Club’. Line-ups: www.ropetoday.info.

Thinking: rubbish, isn’t it? What if we explained, in a digestible list, what you’re thinking and why? Does God exist? What is His favourite Kasabian album? Don’t you know? Well we do!

3600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment! ‘Lord of the Rings’ condensed into one hour, by one man. From the creator of ‘One Man Star Wars’. Only 7 Edinburgh performances! ‘A hot ticket’ SSSSS (WhatsOnStage. com).

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

Spoken word, Stand-up

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OCD: The Next Generation

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Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

One Kiwi, One Aussie, One Hour

Oli Bettesworth: PL Quarterlife Anzac Productions/ Crisis – Free PBH’s Free Fringe

Oompah Brass: The A to Z of Oompah

TFAPJ Clown and Bear Present Oompah Brass

PM Mixed Things/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Musical

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Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

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Gill Smith/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Prepare to laugh and cry at the comedy musical of this summer in a tongue-in-cheek look at what really happened the few days before an election that capitivated a planet. Original, unique and a hilarious one-off!

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One Man Lord of the Rings

Rob Coleman/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Aug 6,9-13,16-20,23-27: Improv, Stand-up 14:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Buildings, Victoria Street Sketch show, Revue (entrances on Cowgate Gilded Balloon Teviot • M T W T F S S M T W T F S S and Victoria Street) C central • Carlton Hotel, Bristo Square 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 North Bridge B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

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100 Greatest Beekeepers in Switzerland, Ever – Free

Aug 7-16,18-29: 15:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Obsessive-compulsive clean freak Gill Smith has just become a mum for the first time. Come and discover if habitual hand-washing and nightmare nappies are enough to stop the evennumbers fanatic from wishing she’d had twins. Free! Stand-up, Storytelling

London comic offers his unique take on a range of personal and political subjects, from the questionable glamour of working in TV to the implications that arise when man decides to marry pillow. www.mixedthings.co.uk

Kiwi Nick Rado (Gold Sony Award-winner) and Aussie Rich Brophy (ITV’s ‘Stand-Up Hero’) return from touring America, Europe and Australasia. ‘This show should not be free!’ (Nicky Haydn Chortle ‘best venue’ 2010). Stand-up

Globe • Niddry Street

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Following their 2009 sell-out smash ‘Blow Up!’ SSSSS ‘Glorious, stonkingly good’ (Scotsman); the ‘Legends in Lederhosen’ (Chris Evans) alphabetically dissect every musical genre via the medium of Oompah! Beethoven, James Brown, Napalm Death. www.oompahbrass.com Music, Musical

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 14:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 16:20 (1h) £5.00 Sin Club and Lounge • Political, Stand-up 207 Cowgate Aug 7-15,17-28: 16:20 (1h) B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Laughing Horse @ B 0131 558 3332V339GE5 £5.00 Espionage • 4 India XAug 5-6: 14:45 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 8-16,18-23,25-29: Buildings, Victoria Street 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Ticketed) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (entrances on Cowgate Aug 7-21: 14:45 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 and Victoria Street) (Free Ticketed) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 21-29: 13:00 (55m) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (Free Non-ticketed) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com The Oxford Imps Pajama Men: The Last Stand TU To Reason Oxford Imps

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After playing six years of sell-out shows, Oxford’s improvised comedy troupe hits Edinburgh again! Armed only with audience suggestions, the Imps create a ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ fast-paced comic show on the spot. Suitable for families. Improv

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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‘Did you miss the ‘Pajama Men’? Then you f#%*ed up!’ (Time Out Sydney). Now they’re back (for one weekend only!) lugging armloads of comedy awards. SSSSS (Times); SSSSS (Scotsman); SSSSS (Guardian); SSSSS (Telegraph).

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

Pappy’s: All Business

Parking Shmarking

Paul Chowdhry is Not PC

TPL

TFPJ

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Lisa Thomas Management

Conscious Theatre

Total sell-out 2008/2009. From Channel 4 and Radio 4 and fresh from an international tour, ‘the funniest sketch troupe on the Fringe’ (Scotsman), return with their biggest show ever! ‘Best in genre’ (Mirror). Best show nomination 2007. www.pappyscomedy.com

£5.00 B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Sketch show, Stand-up Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 27-28: 00:00 (1h) 13:15 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) 60 Pleasance £17.00 (£15.00) Aug 9-13,16-20,23-24,26-27, M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 30: 13:15 (50m) £8.50 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (£7.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 XAug 4-6: 19:20 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:20 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Papa’s Got a 19:20 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50)

The Oxford Revue is Going Places

TFL Oxford Revue

Brand New Wigbag

PM Carrie Quinlan, Robert Cawsey and Gareth Gwynn/PBH’s Free Fringe

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Phil McIntyre Entertain- PN ments by Arrangement Pauline Goldsmith/ With Michele Milburn at PBH’s Free Fringe International Artistes

It started with several parking tickets, then the discovery of a hole we could all loop through. A true story down the rabbit hole into rebellion and freedom where lawfully not paying parking tickets is just the beginning.

Paul will share his acute observations on weighty subjects about how the word ‘irony’ has replaced the word ‘offensive’ and become the Interactive, Spoken word new ‘PC’ way of behaving Zoo Southside • distastefully, all in an ‘ironic’ 117 Nicolson Street way! www.paulchowdhry.com B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Comedy, Stand-up Aug 6-14: 18:30 (55m) £9.00

The Zoo 140 The Pleasance

Sketch show

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Carrie Quinlan (panellist: ‘The News Quiz’, BBC4’s ‘Late Edition’), Gareth Gwynn (writer: ‘The Now Show’, ‘Listen Against’) and Robert Cawsey (professional actor) want to show you some sketches. For free. ‘Sublime’ (Spectator). Sketch show

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

The Paranoid Bucklabels are comprised of a Welshman, Irishman and an Englishman, so that’s the beginning of a bad joke as it is. Be ready for 45 mins of surreal, political sketch-show madness. www.freefestival.co.uk Music, Sketch show

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Laughing Horse @ The Aug 7-15,17-29: 16:55 (55m) Newsroom • 5-11 Leith B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 (Free Non-ticketed) Street

XAug 5-6: 16:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16:25 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:25 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23-24: 16:25 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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New stand-up show from international award-winning Irish/Iranian/Teesside comedian, fresh from a sell-out national tour and regular appearances on ‘Paul O Grady’ (Channel 4). ‘The funniest show in Edinburgh.’ (Guardian) Comedy, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 4-5: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 6-8,10-12,17-19,24-26, 30: 21:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

J Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

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Presland Maxwell and Cribblet Phil McIntyre Entertainment by Arrangement With Vivienne Smith Management Are you a failure? We think so. But we like you. You have potential. So get your ass to our self-help seminar, where we’ll supply motivation, perspiration and shoulder pads. The critically acclaimed Oxford Revue return with more surreal, subversive sketch comedy.

Balding Belfast actress/ writer turned stand-up WLTM loving audience with GSOH for short-term relationship. Users, perverts, time-wasters need apply. Bright colours only: ‘Brilliant comic hour’ (Guardian). SSSS ‘Drop dead funny’ (Observer).

Assembly @ George Sin Club and Lounge • Street • Assembly 207 Cowgate Rooms, 54 George Street

Paul Foot – Ash in the Attic Patrick Monahan The Paranoid – I Walked, Bucklabels – Free TFL I Danced, Iran

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Pauline Goldsmith: P G Tips – Free

Paul sweeps the loft conversion of his mind for comedy lampshades, bronze slapstick geese and Persian golf balls. Directed by Noel Fielding. ‘Like a cult classic, a rare exotic bird, Paul’s special’ (Daily Express).

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Paul Merton’s 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).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-28: 16:00 (1h) £14.50 (£13.00) Aug 16,18-19,23-26: 16:00 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY



Paul Ricketts – Kiss the Badge, Fly the Flag!

TPM Paul Ricketts/Up The Arts Comedy

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Paul Sweeney and Tom Webb

PM Paul Sweeney and Tom Webb

Paul Zerdin – Sponge Fest Revisited

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The Penny Dreadfuls

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£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7,14,20-21,27-28: 22:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 8-12,15,17-19,22-26,29: 22:40 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Paul Zenon – Lounge Wizard

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Puppetry, Stand-up

18:00 (55m) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 13-15,20-22: 18:00 (55m) XAug 5: 20:25 (1h) £10.00 £13.00 (£11.50) Aug 6-15: 20:25 (1h) £15.00 Aug 27-29: 18:00 (55m) £14.00 (£12.50) (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Magic

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street Sketch comedy that vows to

XAug 4-5: 21:15 (45m) £5.00 unravel one of the greatest

Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 21:45 (1h) £7.00 XAug 5: 16:30 (1h) £7.00 Aug 6-15,17-29: 22:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

FPU Persephone Lewin

She shot for the stars. And missed. Now she is propping up the bar in the Last Chance Saloon. Dark mischief and funny stuff from Leisa Rea (‘Adams & Rea - 4 Stands Up’, BBC Radio 4).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

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nutritional mysteries of all time. ‘Belly achingly funny’ (Outre). Sketch show

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-18,20-28: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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A PerhapsToo-Intimate Evening of Music and Hilarity

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‘Persephone’s Comedy Cabaret’ blends stand-up, dance and visual gags. This beautifully costumed, comic delight appeals to all ages. Cockney penguin Freddy plays trumpet, Angelique plays teapot and dances cancan. She performs a burlesque routine with motorised tassels!

XAug 4-6: 14:00 (55m) £5.00 Cabaret, Musical Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: The Vault • 11 Merchant 14:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Street Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 14:00 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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See TV’s legendary snake-oil That Dog Looks Ill/ PBH’s Free Fringe salesman up close and personal in his natural habitat – a bar. A happy-hour priced cocktail of cons, conjuring and comedy. ‘Countdown’s wild man of the wand’ (Independent).

Paul Sinha has been described Aug 6-8,10-15,17-30: 21:15 as a gay man, doctor, quizzer, (45m) £5.00 bachelor, acclaimed comedian M T W T F S S M T W T F S S and racist. This year he’d like 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 to deny one of those, while adding new labels of his own. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 ‘Truly wonderful’ (Scotsman).

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Leisa Rea

Draw HQ

Penelope Cruz Doesn’t Eat Sand – Free

Paul Sinha: ‘Extreme Anti-White Vitriol’

TFPL

Persephone’s Comedy Cabaret

Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com/ Robert Voice at International Artistes

The Penny Dreadfuls are doing a brand new sketch comedy An hour-long adventure of show this year. Do come. jokes, stories, songs and fun. Paul’s uncomfortable in ‘Simply unmissable’ SSSSS Tom will show why he can’t an England football shirt (ThreeWeeks). ‘Pythonic, do anything other than be a or waving the flag of St Arguably Britain’s most talented Blackaddery excellence’ comedian. Paul will attempt George – why? A funny look and leading ventriloquist SSSSS (List). ‘Consistently to develop his superpowers at multicultural Englishness and comedian, as seen on and constantly had the and save the Panda bear. using interviews, experiments, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ audience in hysterics’ SSSSS jokes and stories. ‘Highly and recently on ITV’s Interactive, Stand-up (Edinburgh Evening News). accomplished’ (Time Out). ‘Comedy Rocks’. ‘Technically www.pennydreadfuls.co.uk The GRV • 37 Guthrie immaculate’ (Guardian); ‘The Street Stand-up, Storytelling Sketch show best ventriloquist Britain has B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 discovered for many years’ Just The Tonic at the Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 5-29: 17:20 (1h) £5.00 (Times). Caves • Enter from The 60 Pleasance

Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

Pension Plan

The Young Dads

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XAug 7: 20:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) XAug 8: 21:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 9-15,17-22: 23:05 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Pete Firman: Jokes and Tricks

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Ben Target/Rob Wells/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Phil McIntyre Entertainments/ Corrie McGuire at Objective Talent

Songs! Humour! Virtuosic bass and cajón playing! Subversive use of PowerPoint, pristine vocal harmonies, crowd-pleasing boy band The exam pits its wits choreography! And free against a class cluttered pudding! (‘Pudding’ is a with mavericks, dunces and euphemism for ‘mediocre Be amazed and amused by cheats. There’s no time for romantic advice’.) Britain’s leading comedy cramming so leave your notes www.theyoungdads.com magician, returning with ‘the outside the door, take a seat Multimedia, Music best tricks in the universe’ and hope for the best. Free comedy experience. C central • Carlton Hotel, (Independent). Sell-out 20072009. ‘Funnier than most North Bridge Devised, Interactive comedians... more magical B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 than Dumbledore on a good Globe • Niddry Street Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 19:20 day’ (Time Out). V389GE5 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) www.petefirman.co.uk Aug 15-21,23-28: 18:00 (1h) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: (Free Non-ticketed) Magic 19:20 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:20 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50)

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Pete Johansson – Peter Buckley Pete’s On Earth Hill and Some Comedians XIV TPL Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

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Phil Cornwell is Switzerland McNaughtiehorse (and Others)

COMEDY Phil Kay: In Tweed

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Phil Kay’s – Gimme Your Left Shoe

Phil Nichol: Welcome to Crazytown

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Phil Kay

Phil Nichol/The Stand Comedy Club

Phil Cornwell

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2009 and Chortle’s breakthrough act nomination 2010 returns to Edinburgh with more hilarious facts and less faith. ‘This is observational, anecdotal, autobiographical comedy at its best’ SSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

Peter Buckley Hill and some comedians. Fourteenth year. I’m wasting my precious 40 words by repeating that information. Four different comedians a night. Guest compere Wednesdays. SSSS 2009. Free the Fringe.

Assembly @ George Stand-up Street • Assembly The Canons’ Gait • Rooms, 54 George Street 232 Canongate

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(Free Non-ticketed)

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Phil Buckley

Star of ‘Stella St’, ‘Dead Ringers’ and ‘Comic Strip Presents’ – in his first one-man show introduces NY stand-up Switzerland McNaughtiehorse, with cameos from David Bowie, Michael Caine, Arsene Wenger and many others.

Colourful interwoven strands of natural material, twisted for extra strength and a rough warmth. Phil Kay gets closer and this year he will smoke the belly button fluff off the audience in a wee pipe!

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Kids give Phil their left shoe then come up with a skit to win it back from all the super props that are lying around. Dive into this marvelous shoe-show within a show.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

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Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

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Philip Talbot – 62% Actor

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The Phil Knoxville Superhero Sideshow – Free

Just the Tonic

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Phil Kay – RadioFree

Phil Knoxville/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Philip Talbot/PBH’s Free Fringe

Leviathan Entertainment

The poems and songs of Bobby Spade. January 19th 1974, the legendary Beat poet performed his magnum opus ‘Welcome to Crazytown’ at Baltimore’s famous jazz club, Bertha’s. Phil Nichol recreates that event. ‘Beyond brilliant’ SSSSS (Scotsman). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 XAug 4: 22:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) XAug 5: 19:40 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-15,17-30: 18:50 (1h) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Piff the Magic Dragon: Piff-tacular 2 – Get Rich Or Die Trying

TPK

After touring with shows in Australia, New Zealand and America, comic Phil Buckley returns with a new show. An hour of stand-up without jokes, just true stories and real laughs. ‘Top-class’ (Time Out).

Fast-talking Pete Jonas looks at the difficulties men face when breaking up with women, and why it’s women’s fault. ‘Brilliant’ (Stage), Stand-up, Storytelling SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Laughing Horse @ The ‘Guaranteed to entertain’ Hive • 15-17 Niddry St (Chortle.co.uk), ‘sheer good humour’ (Scotsman). B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 www.petejonas.com Aug 5-29: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 22:55 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:55 (1h) £11.50 (£10.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: 22:55 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Very few actors ever achieve fame or fortune and yet they continue. Why? Because it’s fun! True stories from 40 years in the business. Start your day with a smile on the Free Fringe. Storytelling, Theatre

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

Come witness meticulously planned mayhem ... finally all the fantastic ideas that Phil can never remember on stage can come out to shine in this live radio show. Tune in, set memory, adjust volume and listen. Music, Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

V178GE4 Aug 7-16,18-23,25-28: 13:20 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 23:40 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7,9-10,13-14,20-21, 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 27-29: 23:40 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 8,11-12,15-16,18-19, 22-26: 23:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Piff the Magic Dragon

Join Phil Knoxville on a rollercoaster ride of comedy and twisted magic. Proving a mild-mannered comedian can possess superhuman powers. If variety is the spice of life then this will blow your pants off!

Lock up your princesses! Piff’s back with brand new Laughing Horse @ tricks and a magic performing Espionage • 4 India Chihuahua... This time he Buildings, Victoria Street means business. ‘Unbelievable’ (entrances on Cowgate (BBC1). ‘Standing room only’ – SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). and Victoria Street) B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Just The Tonic at the Aug 6-15: 19:45 (45m) Caves • Enter from The (Free Non-ticketed) Rowantree Bar (under Stand-up, Magic

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South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-8: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 15:15 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Pig With the Face of a Boy Presents: Dan Woods’s Oral History

Pig With the Face of a Boy: The Girl With the Arms Made From Marrows

The Plastic Seat Please, Not the Company’s Face: A Free Sketch Pad Sketch Show

Pluck: Musical Arson Reignited!

The Pointless Comedy Debate Show

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PBH’s Free Fringe

Pluck

Laughing Horse Free Festival

Musical Comedy Lab/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Musical Comedy Lab/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

A fast-paced, jovial mix of satirical modern slapstick and intelligent joke writing. A magical mystery rollercoaster, tripping and skipping through tales of rogue rabbis, masochistic Mr Men and Kris Akabusi fanaticism.

Improv, Sketch show Sketches and that. ‘Really funny stuff’ (James Henry, B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 ‘Green Wing’, ‘Smack the Pony’.) Warning: may Aug 5-6,16-17,23-24: contain nuts and other such 17:00 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) euphemisms. Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: Sketch show 17:00 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50)

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

Songs about our civilization for bewildered future generations to recite around campfires. ‘Brilliant comic songs’ (Skinny). ‘Very talented’ (Hairline.co.uk). ‘Thank you for making me laugh’ (a peace campaigner). Music, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

We play songs from our next album. ‘Perfect... a better hour of shiny comic songs may be hard to find’ (Skinny). ‘The new rock ‘n’ roll’ (ThreeWeeks). Music

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 5-17: 17:00 (50m)

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 19-29: 17:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 17:00 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Cowgate

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

V27GE5 Aug 18-28: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Award-winning Fringe favourites Pluck wreak havoc between the harmonies in a revamp of their original hit show. It’s Mozart meets Marx Brothers! ‘Gloriously funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Classical music for all ages and shoe sizes’ (Sunday Times).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Join Billy Kirkwood, Phil Buckley and Rick Molland as they put live stand-up in the hands of the audience with hilarious unscripted banter. A comedy debate where you decide the topics. ‘Damn Funny’ (List). Improv, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 19,23-26: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 20-22,27-29: 17:00 (1h) Aug 5-29: 18:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY BOUND AND GAGGED COMEDY

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH DEBI ALLEN ASSOCIATES PRESENTS

CHORTLE AWARD WINNER

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“If there are still tickets left by the time you read this, go and see him - you’d be mad not to spend some time with this breathtaking performer”

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“This guy is a radical genius” Time Out

10.30pm

AUGUST 4th-29th

(except 11th, 18th & 25th) Previews 4th, 5th & 6th www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com · www.hansteeuwen.com

See page 45 for show information

Political Animal Post Me to the Fringe – Free PN Stand Comedy Club

APL

Think Outside The Box, Live In It

Fringe’s only and probably best political stand-up gig returns to the Stand, to harangue, cajole and bark at an extremely naughty planet. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman. Different top-class bill each night, featuring some of the universe’s finest comedians. Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • 5 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26: 23:59 (1h31m) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

See page 69 for show information

Princess Cabaret Productivity – Pros from Dover II Psychic? A Production TFM TFAPK PM About a Product Tumbleweed Theatrical Productions

TFK

Pros from Dover

Peter Campbell-Wells

‘A riot of innovative sketching... wildly hysterical’ (List). SSSSS ‘Fresh, brilliant, and exciting’ (National Student). SSSS ‘They tear apart the idea that good sketch comedy is dead’ (Such Small Portions).

Peter Campbell-Wells returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to blow big raspberries at the serious po-faced world of psychic entertainment. Mind reading and clairvoyance is absurd and Pete’s show revels in the daftness of it all! Free Show. www.petesmental.co.uk

Grouped Objects

SSSS

A man in the box: the journey of two individuals desperate to reach the Fringe, dealing with physical and emotional issues en-route. Filled with light-hearted anecdotes, also delving deeper into dysfunctional society. Musical, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

The 2009 Fringe hit returns. Through song and sketch seven Aussie women take the mickey out of the Disney princesses. ‘I loved it’ (Scotsman); SSSS ‘True Comedy Genius’ (Hairline. co.uk); SSSS ‘Dirty, funny and harmonically lovely’ (Groggysquirrel.com)

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

The phrase pyramid scheme is always bandied about. The phrase prism investment, however, could signal your opportunity to make millions. In this dazzling pitch, two Sketch show entrepreneurs unveil their groundbreaking new product. The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street Magic (‘Best student comedy’ 2009) B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Laughing Horse @ City Aug 5-29: 15:20 (1h) £5.00 Underbelly, Cowgate •

56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

XAug 4-7: 17:30 (55m) £6.00 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 6-20: 13:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 5-6: 12:10 (1h) £6.00 17:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26,30: Aug 9-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 12:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 17:30 (55m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 12:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 16-17,23-24: 12:10 (1h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 £6.50 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cafe • 19 Blair Street

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 16-29: 23:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Q-Fusion Improv: Quiz in My Pants Radio Hoohah Knowledge of – Free TPK Randomness PN Pleasance and Nicola Bolsover, Laura MacKenzie and Lexx and Dan Carter- McGuire Laughing Horse Free Festival/Q-Fusion Improv Hope/PBH’s Free Fringe

APM

The improv show you can’t miss. A fast-paced blend of quick fire improv games, capped by an entirely improvised play based solely on your ideas and suggestions! www.freefestival.co.uk Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch St

V264GF6 Aug 5-14: 13:05 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ the Newsroom • 5-11 Leith St

V93G D5 Aug 5-7: 15:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) See page 56 for show information

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicholson St

V170GF6 Aug 22-27: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Quiz-panel-comedy-show presenting a different line-up each day. Marvel at comedians attempting ridiculous challenges using song, improv and stand-up. This seemed like a good idea in March ... and by now it’ll be ready, hilarious and inevitable! Game show, Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port

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Hell is other people, those people are live on air. Mackenzie and McGuire return to Edinburgh with the disintegration of a radio station. ‘Must See’ (Telegraph), ‘Very Funny’ (List) ‘French and Saunders for the facebook generation.’ www.allthefestivals.com Devised, Theatre

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5

Aug 7-15,17-22,25-28: XAug 4-6: 18:50 (1h) £5.00 16:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-12,17-19,24-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 18:50 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:50 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A Rabbit’s Foot – Free

PN The Rabbit’s Foot Company

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Rainer Hersch’s Victor Borge

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Quantum Sheep and a Load of Balls

APJ Valerie Laws/PBH’s Free Fringe

Super-troupe of brambling, quietly-spoken young people, performing convoluted and inane material, with wilfully inaccessible subject matter.

Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist and virtuoso comedian – ‘the funniest man in the Stand-up world’ (New York Times). His Laughing Horse @ Jekyll extraordinary life is retold and & Hyde • 112 Hanover his hilarious act re-imagined Street by his acclaimed successor. B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 SSSSS (Metro); ‘Tearstreamingly funny’ (Scotsman). Aug 6-10: 00:10 (1h) www.rainerhersch.com (Free Non-ticketed) As seen on BBC TV with Griff Rhys Jones. Valerie Laws, scientist-poet, writes literally billions of poems by throwing balls. Enter a quantum world of randomness, bad dates and poetry-writing sheep. www.valerielaws.co.uk

Music, Stand-up

New Town Theatre • Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street

B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

XAug 5-6: 18:00 (1h10m) £8.00 Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-24, 26: 18:00 (1h10m) £12.00 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:00 (1h10m) £14.00

V156GE5 Aug 8-9: 13:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Interactive, Spoken word

See page 122 for show information

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Ringo Productions

Stay away from Lourdes, throw away your pills and face death. Ringo hilariously probes his intense dislike of illness, old age, marriage, teachers and opera. Your metabolics are about to be stabilised!  

Fringe First winner 2009 for ‘his brilliantly conceived, effervescently performed,’ (Scotsman, ‘Rap Guide to Evolution’); Baba Brinkman returns with a dangerous new comedy rap invention. Gangsters, gold-diggers, and the science of behaviour. www.babasword.com

Drama, Stand-up

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Join The Real MacGuffins ‘completely brilliant’ (Spoonfed.co.uk) as they climb the world’s tallest mountain (in Hackney). See eerie shopkeepers, mentalist neighbours and something that should never be done with fonts; directed by Cal McCrystal (‘Mighty Boosh’, ‘Pluck’).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 9-14: 16:45 (45m) XAug 4-6: 15:45 (1h) £6.50 XAug 4-6: 22:45 (1h) £5.00 £7.00 (£5.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Rap Guide to Evolution

FJ Baba Brinkman

Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26: Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:45 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) 15:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 10-12,17-19,24-26,30: 22:45 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) 15:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Baba Brinkman’s ‘intelligent, informative, and, crucially, hugely entertaining’ (Chortle. co.uk) rap remix of modern evolutionary theory is back by popular demand. Can white people be afro-centric? What rhymes with Australopithecus afarensis? Prepare to evolve. www.babasword.com

Reginald D Hunter: Trophy Nigga

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Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

TV’s own Ray Green takes us on a whirlwind journey through his televisual highs and lows, while trying to include all the elements of an award-winning show. ‘Hilarious’ (Will Ferrell); ‘Thoroughly entertaining’ (Chortle).

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 20-22,27-29: 12:30 (1h) Gilded Balloon Teviot • £11.00 (£9.50) Bristo Square Aug 24-26,30: 12:30 (1h) B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 4-6: 15:15 (1h) £5.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 15:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

‘This versatile, fast-rising star, steals the show. As sharp as a young Victoria Wood’ THE TIMES

4.45PM 4 - 30 AUGUST

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Ray Green: Adventures in Telly Land 3D Vivienne Smith Management

A dazzling multi character comedy show from the regular co-star of BBC1’s The Armstrong & Miller Show and star of the cult sketch night, The Ransom Club.

0131 226 0026

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Reginald D Hunter’s uniquely non-secular approach to comedy continues in 2010. ‘He shimmers with stage presence... His comic timing is sharp enough to burst balloons’ (Independent). ‘A consummate stand-up... Comic timing to die for’ (List).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 20:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:00 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Resolutions

FPK Old Guard Productions

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Richard Crawley: Rich Fulcher – The Boy – Free An Evening with Eleanor, the PK Tour Whore Richard Crawley/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

M Rich Fulcher

www.josielong.com

Maverick Comedy Presents

‘What great comedy can be: inspired and inspiring.’

‘A sharp, subversive mind’ The Scotsman

 Metro

The new year is only a few hours old. Resolutions have been made! Some will be kept, others broken. New loves will be found, some lost. But more importantly, who killed the goldfish? ‘Resolutions’: hilarious new romcom with ‘fishocide’. Drama, Theatre

The Vault • 11 Merchant Street

‘She was a strong, black 39 year-old, he was nineteen, white and nubile...’ Join the Boy as he exclusively exposes his extraordinary life story: innocence, global adoration, Germaine Greer and Sinitta. Daringly inspirational. www.freefestival.co.uk Physical theatre, Storytelling

B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 Laughing Horse @ The

Aug 24-30: 14:30 (45m) £6.00 (£5.50) (£5.00 SO)

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Rhod Gilbert and the Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst

M Comedy Store Management Proudly Presents Rhod Gilbert

Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street V170GF6 Aug 5-14: 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate V272GE5 Aug 20-29: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Hellooooooooooooooooo. From the multi-talented ‘Mighty Boosh’ star comes Eleanor, who’s lived a life most people scream about. The world’s greatest groupie tells all through song, dance and confessional monologues. Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Aug 21-22,26,29: 23:30 (1h) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 23-25,30: 23:30 (1h) £13.00 (£11.50) Aug 27-28: 23:30 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Be Honorable! With

J osie Long Dates anD times 19:40 – 20:50 (70 mins) 5tH/6tH august previews (£5) 7tH – 29tH august (not 22/23) Only £9 Or £8.50 See page 82 for show information

Rik and Jon Richard Herring Don’t Know Any – Christ on a Better Bike: The Second PM Coming

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Laughing Horse Free Festival

Avalon Promotions Ltd

Last year this show sold out before the festival even started. It’s back by popular demand, for eight nights only. ‘One of the best comedians anywhere in the world.’ (Time ‘Jesus was cool, but all the Out). people who follow him are Venue150 @ EICC • idiots. Just like the Fonz!’ 150 Morrison Street The ‘Hitler Moustache’ star B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 resurrects and revamps his favourite show, examining Aug 21-22,24-29: 20:00 (1h) Messianic obsession. ‘Top£18.50 notch’ (Chortle.co.uk). M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A night of brand new stand-up comedy brought to you by new comedians Jon Greenaway and Rik Carranza who are joined by other established and new acts from the Scottish comedy circuit.

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Laughing Horse @ Assembly @ George Espionage • 4 India Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 and Victoria Street)

XAug 5-6: 21:45 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 16-29: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 21:45 (1h) £11.00 (£8.50) Aug 9-12,16-19,23-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 21:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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BARBERSHOPERA APOCALYPSE? NO! Pleasance Dome 10.55pm

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The Roaring Boys Will Set You Free

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Robin Ince and Michael Legge – Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire

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9:40PM

NB: cannot actually set you free from prison. It’s more a metaphor for aspiration, corporate lies and stuff. With jokes and songs. Creators of 2009 sensation ‘Tim’. ‘Very funny’(Guardian); ‘Laugh a minute’ (Sun).

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

The curious musical inventions and abstract creations of the obscurely gifted, yet somewhat disgraceful mind, of Robert White, the only gay, Aspergers, quarter-Welsh, webbed-toed dyslexic pianist debuting this Fringe. ‘Funny and brave’ (Time Out). Music, Stand-up

Gilded Balloon Teviot • B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Bristo Square

Robin Ince and Michael Legge are enraged, but are they angry about the right things? Come and see two stupid middle-aged men shouting about stuff and then wondering why. Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 XAug 5-6: 17:40 (1h) £6.00 B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 7-18: 14:00 (1h) £5.00

AUGUST 4-29

Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 17:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:40 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16,23: 17:40 (1h) £6.50

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Rob Deering’s Beat This

M Avalon Promotions Ltd

XAug 4-6: 21:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 21:30 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Robin Buckland: The Inescapable Misery of Everything

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Robin Ince Asks Why? – Free

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PL Robin Buckland/PBH’s Free Fringe Troubled youth in middle-age returns with new queries about existence and other problems. ‘Grade A bile … great hour by a great comedian’ (Scotsman). ‘Intellectually audacious’ (Evening Standard). May contain Belle and Sebastian references.

The great new music-based gameshow: four comedians and one audience battle and banter about the highs and lows of rock and pop. Hosted by Rob Deering: ‘as sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army knife’ (Independent).

Solo debut from a dishevelled, shambling mess of a man, telling jokes and stories about life, using long words, swear Pleasance Dome • words and other linguistic Potterow, 1 Bristo Square trickery. ‘So You Think You’re B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Funny?’ finalist 2009. Aug 19-21,26-28: 23:30 (1h) Stand-up £10.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

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B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 Aug 7-15,17-21,24-28: 17:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Avalon Promotions Ltd

Robin Ince plus guests celebrate everything. Be inspired about the universe and all that lies within it. May not contain everything about universe due to time constraints. All new for 2010. Science, Stand-up

The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate

PM

Tony Tinman and Sunna Jarman/PBH’s Free Fringe

Get the best of the fest at our one-stop stand-up shop. Rocketeers Sunna and Tony present a different line-up each night from our little black book of all the top stand-up acts! Strictly no time-wasters. Stand-up

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Aug 7-18: 12:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

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Rob Rouse: The Great Escape

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Aug 9-27: 22:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Rogues Handbook

Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

‘Rogues Handbook’ returns with an all-new sketch show tackling the strange and supernatural. They will battle dead policemen, disabled poltergeists, serial killers, movie monsters, mad scientists and time itself. Warning! Contains Jaffa Cakes. Improv, Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The XAug 5-6: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 Counting House • Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 38 West Nicolson Street

20:30 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: Aug 7-22: 17:00 (1h) 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 17,23-24: 20:30 (1h) £6.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

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‘Hilarious... A gifted performer’ (Scotsman). The hotly anticipated debut solo show from this very funny comedian. ‘Definitely one to watch’ (List). ‘Excellent... Divine... A seriously talented young lady’ (Time Out).

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 4-6: 18:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 18:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Roman Around: Rogues A Guided Tour Handbook: of the Eternal Bumper Book of City – Free Horror – Free

PM

Star of ‘8 out of 10 Cats’, ‘Friday Night Project’ and ‘Spoons’. Girlfriend, toddler, dog? Check! However... Honeymoon’s over. Now the hard bit; sorting himself out. ‘Hilarious’ SSSSS (List). SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News).

TPL

PK

Ryan Millar

Comedian Ryan Millar weaves historical tales into a simulated tour of the great sights of Rome. Stories of murder, sabotage, and very public embarrassment. Irreverent and mildly educational. www.roman-around.com Stand-up, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Aug 5-11: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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R Haley/PBH’s Free Fringe

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Sequel to Fringe Report Award-winning ‘The Science Of Sex’; Funny Women finalist delves further into the science of attraction and love. ‘Wonderful’ (Time Out); ‘Had her audience in stitches’ (Diva); ‘Hilarious’ (Insidecomedy.co.uk).

Raucous LA cult hit with America’s favourite Jewish mothers Ronna and Beverly: interviewing guests, giving pushy advice and hawking their self-help book. Previous Science, Stand-up guests include Matthew Perry Underbelly, Cowgate • and Russell Brand.

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Rowena Haley (Funny Women finalist 2008), shares songs and stories about freeloading friends, rough parents, deceased hamsters, youth orchestra and much more. ‘Entertainingly intolerant’ (Chortle.co.uk). www.rowenahaley.co.uk Music, Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port

V63GF4 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 7-28: 14:00 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 4-6: 17:45 (1h) £5.00 XAug 5-6: 16:15 (50m) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 17:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.00)

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Ronnie Golden ‘First a Fender’ – a Beginner’s Guide to Rock

Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16:15 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:15 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17,23-24: 16:15 (50m) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Ross Sutherland – The Three Stigmata of Pacman

Ronnie Golden

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Royal Mile Comedy Club

PN Hodder Comedy Corporation/PBH’s Free Fringe

Show & Tell/Escalator East To Edinburgh

After years helping others make their careers, Ronnie’s finally found a reason to do his first musical comedy solo show. Part rock masterclass, part autobiography, and part complete bollocks. Music

Fringe at Le Monde • 16 George Street

This ever-changing line-up of fly-by-night, vaguely familiar comedians may seem like good value, especially for free. However, if you’re asking yourself ‘What have I got to lose?’, the answer is one hour. One precious hour. The Times top ten literary star and Time Out Award-winner combines animation with poetic lyricism in his ‘thoughtful, articulate and very funny’ (Evening Standard) true-story battle against selffulfilling prophecy. SSSSS (Broadwaybaby.com).

B 0131 270 3914 V47GD4 Multimedia, Spoken word Aug 6-13: 13:45 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 Aug 7-28: 19:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5

XAug 5-6: 16:40 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 16:40 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:40 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,23-24: 16:40 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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8PM

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Rule of Three: The Rupert The Sketch-Com Pupkin Collective TFL Rule of Three

Sketch + Sit-Com = Sketch-Com. A dysfunctional couple and quirky best friend try to negotiate modern living, interrupted by larger than life characters from the world of sketch. ‘Quality comedy. Very funny show’ SSSSS (Remotegoat.co.uk) Sketch show, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Russell Kane: Smokescreens and Castles

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Gilded Balloon

Avalon Promotions Ltd

Steve Steen, Stephen Frost, Andy Smart, Ian Coppingger and Dave Johns are giants of comedy. They’ve been touring their impro show over four continents for the last 30 years. You’re in safe hands with these guys!

In his new show, the triple Edinburgh Comedy Awardnominee explores self, family, and the consequences of his Dad buying their council house. Sociological silliness and high energy contortions guaranteed. ‘A gifted, distinctive comic’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Pleasance Courtyard •

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Sadie Hasler: Lady Bones

TPM Avalon Promotions Ltd

TPL

Brett Vincent for getcomedy.com

Character comic, Sadie Hasler (‘Fakespeare’; ‘Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder’), fresh from the Melbourne Comedy Festival, presents her bastardised biographies of ladies who lived, and some who did not. ‘Wonderful’ (Time Out). ‘Comedy gold’ (FringeReview.co.uk).

Pleasance Courtyard •

After winning ‘best show’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sammy J returns to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of songs, jokes, and juice. ‘Brilliantly unpredictable’ (ThreeWeeks); ‘Fiendishly talented’ (Scotsman).

Music, Stand-up 60 Pleasance B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 60 Pleasance B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Underbelly, Cowgate • B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 6-8,13-15: 17:00 (1h) 56 Cowgate (entrances Aug 4-6: 15:30 (1h) £5.00 £12.00 (£11.00)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 10-12,17-18: 17:00 (1h) XAug 4-6: 21:10 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26, 15:30 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) £10.00 (£9.00) XAug 5-6: 14:55 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30: 21:10 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 14:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 14:55 (1h) £6.50

Sammy J: Skinny Sam Simmons – Man, Modern Fail World TM

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on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Gilded Balloon/Token Events

Sam Simmons is back. ‘The most original comic concepts and laugh out loud moments of any Edinburgh show in the past 20 years’ SSSSS (Herald); ‘A cult in the making.’ (Scotland on Sunday); ‘Simmons is a genius.’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 21:15 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29:

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XAug 5-6: 21:50 (1h) £6.50 21:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:50 (1h) £12.50 (£11.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 21:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 17,23-24: 21:50 (1h) £6.50

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The S & M Show Sarah Bennetto: Sarah Campbell: Sarah Millican: – Free The King and I 27 Up Chatterbox

Sara Pascoe vs Her Ego

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Sarah Campbell/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Chambers Management

Phil McIntyre Entertainments with Dawn Sedgwick Management

The most important party of her life. To her horror: she’s late, dressed in polyester and probably not invited. Find out how an innocent Aussie partied with Prince Charles. ‘Effervescent, confident stand-up’ SSSS (Age).

Uplifting return with an original cabaret ... Sheila and Monty reminisce over the mishaps of a 50 year tumultuous romance. Experience their journey of laughter and tears from torrid Stand-up, Storytelling teddy-boy titillation to senior Pleasance Dome • sexual shenanigans. Potterow, 1 Bristo Square www.uplifters.biz B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 Cabaret, Musical

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

‘She can make a room rock with laughter’ (Guardian). Sarah’s only criticism at school was that she was a chatterbox. Still is. Now it’s her job. She hopes the same fate didn’t befall the school bike. www.sarahmillican.co.uk

Stunning debut solo show from Time Out’s rising star. Unique, effortlessly funny, fusing high intellect with the surreal and playful; she’s a true original. TV includes: ‘Campus’; ‘Free Agents’; Stand-up ‘Being Human’; ‘The Thick The Stand Comedy Club • of It’.

Stand-up, Storytelling 5 York Place Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 XAug 4-6: 13:30 (1h) £5.00 Hive • 15-17 Niddry Street

Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 13:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.50) B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.50) Aug 5-15: 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Inspired by documentary series ‘7 Up’, the stand-up and BBC7 New Talent-winner invites you into her life (for free!). Attendance guarantees entry to ‘54 Up’ in 2037. No, really. ‘Hugely talented’ (Time Out) SSSS (List). www.27up.wordpress.com

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B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 XAug 4: 20:20 (1h) £9.00

XAug 5: 19:40 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-28: 19:40 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

(£7.00) XAug 5: 18:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 20:20 (1h) £10.00

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Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-5: 20:15 (1h) £5.00

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Returning to Edinburgh for one week only, E4’s hit adult sketch show brings you brand new characters and some of the best loved favorites from the series. ‘Audacious success’ (Times); ‘Laugh out loud funny’ (Metro); SSSSS (List). Sketch show

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 23-29: 16:00 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The Scot and Scott Agnew: The Jew: Doubly Pride (In The Cheap Name of Love)

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David Whitney and Dave Florez

Scott Agnew

Critically acclaimed Glasgow stand-up explores what he Bafta-winning ‘Fonejacker’ cast member and circuit regular and others have done for love and whether they should be David Whitney goes headproud of it. Winner of the to-midriff with Dagenham Scottish Comedian of the New Act of the Year first heat drop-out Dave Florez. SSSS Year 2008. (Metro). ‘Excellent’ (Scotsman). Gilded Balloon Teviot • ‘Guaranteed laughs’ Bristo Square (Chortle.co.uk). B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Stand-up XAug 4-6: 23:15 (1h) £5.00 Zoo Southside • Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 117 Nicolson Street 23:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26,30: 23:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) XAug 15-16: 18:30 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 17-19,23-26: 18:30 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 20-22,27-29: 18:30 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – On The Telly

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Scraping the Barrel

PM WastedINK

UT Productions Ltd

Earth’s funniest socks return for a fourth sell-out year with more new songs, sketches, socks and violence. ‘For sheer energy and laughs per hour, these comic stockings are the biz – denier miss it’ (Scotsman). Comedy

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Sean Hughes – Sean Lock – Ducks and Other Lockipedia Mistakes I’ve L Made

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Off The Kerb Productions

Bound & Gagged Comedy

RadioZeitgeist’s staff have walked out. Producer Jed Ranger has a live show with no cast... With a little help from you and a lot of help from a certain Hollywood star the show can go on! www.freefestival.co.uk Devised, Theatre

‘Lockipedia’ is a brand new stand-up show from the comedian Sean Lock. Sell-out 2009 and on the road ‘Lockipedia’ can only be for a year, Sean has been accessed live. ‘Consistently perfecting his new show. At brilliant’ (Times). its absolute peak, he brings it www.offthekerb.co.uk to Edinburgh for two weeks Assembly @ George only! Book early!

Laughing Horse @ Stand-up Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Gilded Balloon Teviot • (entrances on Cowgate Bristo Square and Victoria Street) B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

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£10.00 Aug 7-8,13-15: 20:00 (1h15m) £15.00 (£13.00) Aug 9-10,12,16-19: 20:00 (1h15m) £14.00 (£12.00)

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Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

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The Bill Bailey of Rap

COMEDY

The most unpredictable talent at the fringe

- Chortle

- Three Weeks

See page 56 for show information

Seann Walsh The Seven – I’d Happily Deadly Sings Punch Myself in K the Face

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Ashley Frieze

Bound & Gagged Comedy By Arrangement With Glorious Management

What are songs really about? Are there really more than seven original songs in the world? Can iTunes be condensed into a three minute single? Join this comedy musical adventure Impressive solo debut from multi award-winning newcomer. to find out. ‘Ebullient’ ‘This generation’s Dylan Moran, (Scotsman). www.thesevendeadly.co.uk with the looks, gags, charm to become something quite Music, Stand-up special’ (Time Out). ‘Near impeccable…inventive comedy’ Laughing Horse @ (Chortle.co.uk). Meadow Bar • www.gloriousmanagement.com 42-44 Buccleuch Street B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Stand-up Aug 15-29: 14:15 (1h) Pleasance Courtyard • (Free Non-ticketed)

60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 20:30 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26,30: 20:30 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Sex and Hugs and Sex, Drugs and Forward Rolls Rock ‘n’ Roll... Please TPN

Sex, Lies and the KKK

Really Lovely Comedy/ James Acaster, Ruth E Cockburn, Andrew Doyle, Ben Jonny Addy Plus MC/ Van der Velde PBH’s Free Fringe

Abie Philbin Bowman

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Fresh, irreverent stand-up from James Acaster ‘I could watch him forever’, (Josie Long), Andrew Doyle ‘excellent one-liners’(Times) and Ben Van der Velde ‘creates a buzz of excitement’ (Chortle.co.uk). May not include forward rolls. Stand-up

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

Ruth and Jonny enjoy sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, but politely. Ruth E Cockburn, ‘Highly recommended’ (Buxton Fringe), Jonny Addy, ‘Mentalist’ (CityLife.co.uk), plus MC. Two shows, one hour, 0 pounds (free).

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TPM Ashley Boroda Entertainment

Do you support homophobic marriage? Are we naturally monogamous or ‘romantic multi-taskers’? How does the Ku Klux Klan view President Obama? Creator of ‘Sold Out’ and Fringe favourite ‘Jesus: The Guantanamo Years’, finds out.

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under Music, Stand-up South Bridge), Dragonfly • 52 West Port 253 Cowgate

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Seymour Mace in ‘Hangin’ Out With Seymour Mace’

I’m Seymour Mace. I’m single, I live alone and I love it! Hang out and hear how I’ve managed to dodge responsibility and remain as stupid as a bag of dead fish. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

XAug 5-6: 13:00 (55m) £6.50 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:00 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 13:00 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Seymour Mace Shakespeare’s in ‘Seymourland’ Shorts

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APU

Ashley Boroda Entertainment

Shae Kuehlmann/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Imagine a place where all your dreams come true. Now, forget that place and imagine Seymourland! If you think you’re stupid enough, and can find the venue, then come along! Seymourland! Stupid is what we do.

Off The Kerb Productions

An outrageous adaptation of Shakespeare’s most classic moments. Presented by a troupe of slightly awkward and inept characters, this show delves into the true meaning of Shakepeare and his works.

Star of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Shappi Talk’ and BBC1’s ‘Live at the Apollo’ is back with a brand new show about wanting it all! ‘On the brink of becoming a household name’ (Evening Standard). Adaptation, Sketch show www.offthekerb.co.uk

Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

Shappi She’s Black, He’s Khorsandi: The Jewish, They’re Moon on a Stick Still Married, Oy Vey TFL

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

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FAPN

Epstein and Hassan create an edgy, New York-style comedy that’s provocative. They’re hilarious, with razor-sharp insights on race, sex, politics, relationships. Improv, Theatre

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Street Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Shaggers (Free Entry)

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Brand new musical created nightly. The all-singing, all-dancing cast improvise with brilliant, unpredictable results. ‘Not only is each performance achingly funny, it’s a genuinely new musical. Worth seeing again and again.’ SSSSS (Time Out) Musical, Theatre

Gilded Balloon Teviot • B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 Bristo Square

Aug 7-10,12-17,19-24,26-28: 17:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 4-6: 19:50 (1h) £5.00 Aug 22-28: 00:10 (1h) Aug 7-12,16-17,19,23-26,30: (Free Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 19:50 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S XAug 5-6: 23:40 (1h) £5.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7,9-10,13-14,20-21, 19:50 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 27-29: 23:40 (1h) £7.50 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 8,11-12,15-16,18-19, 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 22-23,25-26: 23:40 (1h) £6.50 The Shambles

Dead Duck Productions

Shrink: The Outrageous Hypnotist

Showstopper ProductHMV Picture House Epstein and Hassan AKA ions – Festival Highlights Presents

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Shazia Mirza – Multiple Choice

Shirley & Shirley

TU Shirley & Shirley

TPM

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XAug 6: 22:50 (1h10m) £6.00

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Aug 7-8,11-12,16-17,19,23-26: 22:50 (1h10m) £11.00 (£10.00) Sido Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:50 (1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 10,17,24: 15:00 (1h10m) £11.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

TFPJ Shirley & Shirley are back in town with their wild new sketch and stand-up show. ‘Two of the freshest and most energetic performers in Edinburgh this year’ (James Corden). ‘These girls are going all the way’ (Herald).

It’s just not funny! Sido’s anarchic comedy world breaks the norm. Chill with a mixture of mimed sketches, stand-up, unhumour, singalong and daft antics. It’s fun, free and frivolous. Sketch show, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club • 7 Baxter’s Place, Leith Walk

B 0131 556 9628 V164GC6 Aug 5-30: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Sketch show, Stand-up

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

See an improvised story created by you. Narrated by B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 a reclusive author, see the XAug 5-6: 14:45 (1h) £5.00 creative process in action, and laugh as you get involved Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: as the muses for this story. 14:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Never seen before, never seen Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: again. 14:45 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Improv, Interactive M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Sidos Eklektic Fix

The Shrimps Fearless wisecrackers pull out all the stops, using audience suggestions to deliver a unique, laugh-a-minute show. A whirlwind of original improvisation games and well known classics. ‘Incredible’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Really Most people have a crush at The most fun-filled late show genuinely funny’ (List). 16, relationship by 32, sex www.shamblesimprov.co.uk at festivals worldwide returns in between. Not me, and to Edinburgh following Devised, Improv Susan Boyle allegedly. What more sell-out shows in happens when you don’t C aquila • Roman Eagle Australia. ‘Top show… highly follow the obvious path? Lodge, Johnston Terrace recommended’ (Adelaide ‘The Lenny Bruce of female B 0845 260 1234 V 21 G E4 Fringe 2009). ‘Comedy stand-up.’ (Metro). gold… a damn fun time’ Aug 5-6,16-17: 18:00 (50m) Comedy, Stand-up £7.50 (£6.50) (Adelaide Fringe 2010). Aug 7-10,13-15,20-21: Gilded Balloon Teviot • Stand-up, Storytelling 18:00 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Bristo Square Laughing Horse @ The Aug 11-12,18-19: 18:00 (50m) B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Three Sisters • £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 4-6: 21:00 (1h) £5.00 139 Cowgate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 21:00 (1h) £10.50 (£9.00) Aug 5-29: 23:30 (2h) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: (Free Non-ticketed) 21:00 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

Cabaret, Magic

HMV Picture House • 31 Lothian Road

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5

The Shrimps Present: ShrimpTale

Phil McIntyre Entertainment by Arrangement With Vivienne Smith Management

Outrageous and definitely not for the easily offended, hypnotist Shrink is back with more late night lunacy. Astounding, mesmerising mind control.  Absolutely f#%*ing hilarious. Come and laugh your arse off.  Strong language, adult content – over 18s only.

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Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 5-17: 14:55 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com The Silence of the Trams II

Simon Evans: Fringe Magnet

6 and Half a 7 – Free

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TFL

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Stand Comedy Club

Off The Kerb Productions

Richard Gadd

Following the success of 2009’s sell-out show, Gordon Alexander, Martin McAlister and Jim Park have added two new faces – Niall Browne and Derek Johnston – and may even include some material about trams. www. thesilenceofthetrams.co.uk Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street

B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 XAug 2: 21:30 (1h)

£6.00 (£5.00) XAug 4: 15:50 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 18:40 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Simon Donald is Completely Hatstand

Old ‘No Eyes’ is back with a brand new show. Regular on Radio 4 ‘News Quiz’, ‘Charm Offensive’, ‘Unbelievable Truth’. ‘Sublime’ (Guardian). ‘Demonically dry’ (Metro). ‘Rich complex comedy’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Nobody does it better’ (Carly Simon). www.offthekerb.co.uk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Expect anything as rising star Richard Gadd takes to the stage with his unique blend of character and musical comedy. ‘A bright up-andcoming comedian’ (BBC Radio Scotland); ‘Terrific’ (Scotsman). Musical, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Argyle • 15-17 Argyle Place

B 0131 221 9759 V353GH5 Aug 5-15,18-22,25-29: XAug 4-6: 21:50 (1h) £5.00 18:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-12,16-19,23-26,30: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 21:50 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 13-14,20-22,27-29: 21:50 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

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Simon Munnery: Self-employed

6 Guitars

FPU Chase Padgett Productions

COMEDY SJC Lounge

TFPN SJC Productions

Escape from reality to a dark, twisted world. Featuring comedy nights such as the Time Out-recommended Roffle Club, club nights, theme nights, chill-out nights, open mic nights and much, much more! See www.sjclounge.com for info!

Care to sample our comedy wares? With its mindboggling range of sketches jam-packed with wit, ‘The Sketch Emporium’ has japes for every occasion. ‘Standout Cabaret, Music performances ... the obvious C central • Carlton Hotel, enjoyment of the cast was extremely infectious’ North Bridge B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 (Theyorker.co.uk). Sketch show Aug 6-30: 00:00 (5h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Sketchatron: Nano

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Stand-up

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XAug 4: 16:40 (1h10m) £9.00 (£6.00) XAug 5: 14:30 (1h10m) £9.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-30: 15:40 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 (1h10m) £10.00 (£7.00)

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V296GD6 Aug 7-21: 13:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Sketchprov Presents: The Owls of Reattachment Sketchprov/PBH’s Free Fringe

This sell-out sketch comedy showcase returns for its fourth year, featuring a Six guitars. Six characters. handpicked selection of the Six styles of music. One best comedy troupes from the performer. Experience a journey of song and story told whole festival, different each week. Presenting highlights through the eyes and music from their shows and of unforgettable, and often exclusive material. Time Out hilarious, guitar players. It’s great being your own Critics’ Choice. boss. Tell yourself what to do. Music SketchProv’s sect of talented, Then don’t do it. Or you can Sketch show handsome and lovable Greenside • 1b Royal spend every waking minute performers bring sketches Bedlam Theatre • Terrace wondering where your next to life in the most engaging, crust of bread is coming from. B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 11b Bristo Place spontaneous and downright Often, it’s the bakers. B 0131 225 9893 V 49 G F5 Aug 23-28: 21:35 (1h10m) enthralling show on the £8.00 Aug 8,15,22: 13:00 (1h) Fringe. Gasp at their bravery. Stand-up £8.50 (£7.00) Laugh at their mannerisms. T W T F S S M T W T F S S The Stand Comedy Club • M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Be reattached. 5 York Place

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

XAug 5-6: 18:05 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-14,17-29: 18:05 (55m) £7.00 (£6.00)

The White Horse • 266 Cannongate

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Simon Donald

Viz co-founder turns his character-creating skills from page to stage in this one-man show, a developed version of his sell-out theatre production. ‘Donald’s ability to create characters didn’t stop at Viz; Superb, inventive comedy’ (Stage).

PK Dead Duck Productions/PBH’s Free Fringe

Simon Munnery/The Stand Comedy Club

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The Sketch Emporium

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Improv, Sketch show

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Cowgate

V27GE5

Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting: Daddy’s Basement Circus

M Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting/PBH’s Free Fringe

Dark and dirty comedy from the bowels of New York Titty. Puppies hide, flowers die, clowns cry. Don’t you worry. We’ve got sketches. We’ve also got guns. We’ll protect you. ‘Biggest revelation’ (Guardian). Sketch show

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge

V304GE5 Aug 6,8-13,15-20,22-27: 19:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Slap and Giggle: Reformed

TFPL Sid Wick and James Bennison in Association With Hartshorn-Hook Productions

Manchester cult double-act Sid and James explore the difficulties of reintegrating into society through sketch and song. ‘Bizarre combination of Flight of the Conchords and Reeves and Mortimer’ (Student Direct). ‘Very good, inventive’ (Chortle.co.uk). www.slapandgiggle.co.uk Music, Sketch show

C central • Carlton Hotel, Aug 7-15,17-22,24-28: 20:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) North Bridge B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 22:30 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 16-17,23-24: 22:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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A Slightly Dangerous Comedy Occasion – Free

PL Ben Target/Rob Wells/ PBH’s Free Fringe

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Snigger Happy – Sophie Black: A Free Sketch Show

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Workshed Sophie Black Productions/Laughing Horse Free Fringe

Sell-out 1991-2009 · Back for the 20th consecutive year!

If.comedy and Chortle nominee Sophie Black (Fat Tongue) returns with her first A nightly showcase of the highly anticipated solo show. best, brightest and freshest ‘The most original sketch Kick your afternoon into stand-up comedians and action with some spiffing sketch groups from across the act around’ (Times). ‘Quality simply shines through’ SSSS free stand-up comedy from fringe festival and comedy (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Wrenchingly the scene’s fastest rising circuit, MC’d by Moz. Not to funny’ SSSS (Fest). villains, rogues and bounders. be missed. Unexpect the expected. Pleasance Courtyard • Stand-up Presented by the devious cads 60 Pleasance Rob Wells and Ben Target. Laughing Horse @ The B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Counting House • Compilation, Stand-up 38 West Nicolson Street XAug 4-6: 16:30 (55m) £5.00 The Royal Mile Tavern • B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-24, 127 High Street 26,30: 16:30 (55m) £7.50 B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 XAug 5-29: 23:15 (1h) (£6.50) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-13,15-28: 14:40 (1h) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (Free Non-ticketed) 16:30 (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Some Comedy Smith and Smith: (in a Horse) – A Matter of Free Life, Death and PM Middle-Distance PBH’s Free Fringe Running

TFPM

Avalon Promotions Ltd Present

(Gareth Morinan, Daniel Smith, Fred Forse)

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Sound and Fury’s ‘Private Dick’

“The fringe’s leading stand-up showcase” THE TIMES “Comedy’s finest new additions” THE OBSERVER

Pleasance Courtyard

4th - 30th August at 22.45

0131 556 6550 · www.pleasance.co.uk · www.avalonuk.com See page 48 for show information

TPK Sound and Fury

James W. Smith and Daniel Smith

James W. Smith: orderly beard, spectacles, meaning of life, puffy athlete. Daniel Smith: unkempt beard, unimpaired vision, secret of immortality, punctual. ThreeWeeks said: ‘Had the audience in hysterics’.

Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Cerebral stand-up comedy. Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! Giddyup! No further information available. Multimedia, Stand-up

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The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

The White Horse • 266 Cannongate

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XAug 5-6: 13:20 (1h) £2.50 (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 7-29: 13:20 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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It’s a film noir parody in the signature style of previous hits ‘Cyranose’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Saline Solution’: song, silliness and sex...ual innuendo! SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News, ThreeWeeks, Fest, FringeReview.co.uk, Hairline. co.uk). SSSS (Scotsman). Musical, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 23:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: 23:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 23:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 16-17,23-24: 23:45 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

James and Leon’s stellar sell-out night of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy comes to McEwan Hall for one night only! ‘An absolutely must-see show’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Go see “Spank” ... you will love it’ SSSSS (One4Review.co.uk). Musical, Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

Laughing Horse @ B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Espionage • 4 India Aug 27: 01:00 (2h) £12.50 B 08445 458 252 V 61 G E5 Buildings, Victoria Street M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (entrances on Cowgate XAug 6: 00:00 (3h) £8.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 and Victoria Street) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

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The Fakespearean-Vaudeville bawdy romp through Greece returns! Have a ball! ‘Love-child of Monty Python and Dr Seuss!’ (Advertiser, Adelaide); SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News, Fest, ThreeWeeks, Hairline, FringeReview); SSSS (Scotsman).

Back again! Sexy hosts, awesome comedians, controlled anarchy and booze. ‘This is what the festival should be about’ (List); ‘Comedy and legendary party night ... if you haven’t experienced this night, get down there right away!’ (Time Out).

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00:00 (3h) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25: 00:00 (3h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 00:00 (3h) £15.00 (£14.00)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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The best stand-up comedy competition in the UK for 23 years. We have searched the length of the country, see them battle it out. Previous winners include: Dylan Moran, Peter Kay. Tommy Tiernan and Lee Mack.

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B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 8-10,15-18: 22:15 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.00)

Grand Final Aug 26: 20:00 (2h30m) £15.00 (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Some of the best comedians at this year’s Fringe join this annual comedy bonanza in aid of Charlie Hartill Special Reserve, bringing new artists to Edinburgh each year. Support this, and support the stars of tomorrow! The late night show of the Fringe does the Cow for one night only! Awesome comedians, musicians, controlled anarchy. ‘What the festival should be about’ (List). ‘Everything you could hope for in a late night comedy showcase’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 25: 22:30 (1h30m) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Musical, Stand-up

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 Aug 20: 23:45 (2h) £13.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Your date with Mother Nature’s most exuberant offspring and their ingenious mating rituals. Learn from the master breeders before they turn themselves into an endangered species! The Fringe’s most hilarious lecture ‘evolutionises’ your love-life (not for the fainthearted creationist!). www.immaculateconcepts.net Science, Stand-up

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

Late night Fringe comedy at its best. Twelve 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). Cabaret, Stand-up

Stand-Up Stephen K Stewart Lee’s Stockholm Showcase at the Amos – The Best Silver Stewbilee Syndrome – Free Hive – Free Medicine PM APM

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The most entertaining standups from the festival entertain you with the funniest bits of their shows in a funny and entertaining way. With a different bedazzling headliner every night. ‘Nothing but quality’ (ThreeWeeks). Compilation, Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club • Laughing Horse @ The 5 York Place Hive • 15-17 Niddry B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 Street

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New show fresh from filming his BBC2 series. ‘If laughter is the best medicine then Amos should be prescribed by the NHS for formidable healing powers’ (Evening Standard). ‘Big-grin gags’ (Sunday Times). www.gloriousmanagement.com Stand-up

Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: B 0131 556 0444 V313GE5 Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 6-10,12-17,19-24,26-29: 60 Pleasance M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 20:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 23:59 (2h1m) £13.00 (£10.00) XAug 6-7: 20:33 (50m)

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T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Spring Day: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – Free

2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Stand Up For Freedom

FM Amnesty International – Producers of the Secret Policeman’s Ball

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Stephen Carlin: The Podium of Unconditional Surrender

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Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Spoken word, Stand-up

Festival Theatre Edinburgh • 13-29 Nicolson Street

Three Swedish standup comedians – Fredrik Andersson, Aron Flam and Agneta Wallin – do from the heart, dark and cathartically funny sets. ‘The Stockholm Syndrome’ holds you hostage until you sympathise. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up

B 0131 529 6000 V244GE5 Laughing Horse @ Aug 18: 20:00 (2h) £17.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Stewart Lee: Vegetable Stew

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Meadow Bar • 42-44 Buccleuch Street

B 0131 667 6907 V264GF6 Aug 19-26: 12:00 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Stony Broke Fridays’ Comedy Showcase – Free

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Steve Pretty On the Origin of the Pieces

Stony Broke Fridays/ PBH’s Free Fringe

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Tokyo Comedy Store’s Spring Day (her real name!) does wickedly funny stand-up comedy about the hippie family she left in Kansas, her bizarre life in Japan and around the world. www.springdaycomedy.com

XAug 4-10: 21:40 (1h) £10.00 Aug 12,18-19,25-26: 21:40 (1h) £16.00 (£14.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:40 (1h) £17.00 (£16.00)

For one night only! An evening of variety with some very special guests to mark the publication of Stewart’s new, snappily-entitled book, ‘How I Escaped My Certain Fate: The Life and Deaths of a Stand-up Comedian’.

Fredrik Andersson, Agneta Wallin, Aron Flam

Steve Pretty

The annual sell-out. For one night only, the producers of Amnesty’s legendary Secret Policeman’s Ball bring you the finest stand-up in town. If you see just one show make it this one! Line up – www.amnesty.org.uk/edfest.  

New material – work in progress for a 2011 TV series. ‘The award for the worst comedian at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe goes to Stewart Lee, about as funny as bubonic plague’ (Fergus Shanahan, Sun).

BBC Radio favourite and overlord of hyper-pedantic comedy brings his brand new show to the Fringe. Evening Standard ‘rising comedy star’ for 2010. ‘Laconic laced with Red Bull’ SSSSS (Herald).

Part edutaining interactolecture, part stadium-rockgig-in-a-small-room-withoutVenue150 @ EICC • Stand-up a-rock-band. One man’s 150 Morrison Street B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 The Stand Comedy Club attempt to recreate the entire history of pop music with Aug 19: 22:00 (1h45m) £14.00 III & IV • 28 York Place only a trumpet, a laptop and M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 a fondue set. Past shows: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 SSSS (Scotsman; List). 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 XAug 4: 22:10 (1h) www.originofthepieces.com 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 £7.00 (£6.00)

B 0131 622 6801 V272GE5 Aug 15-29: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Stand-up

Aug 6-15,17-29: 20:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Interactive, Music

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 XAug 5-6: 14:40 (1h) £2.50

As recommended by Time Out, this sell-out, Londonbased show makes its Stand-up Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Stand Comedy Club • debut. Prepare for an eclectic mix of stand-up, sketches 5 York Place and character comedy; B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 showcasing various talented performers from PBH’s Free XAug 4: 18:30 (1h10m) Fringe. £9.00

XAug 5: 16:20 (1h10m) £9.00 Aug 6-15,17,19-30: 17:15 (1h10m) £10.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Sketch show, Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 13,20: 21:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-14,16-29: 14:40 (1h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Intimate, hilarious and poignant, with filthy songs and stories exploring an audaciously lived life. Cabaret from US cult Amazonian heroine and star of ‘Rockstar Supernova’. ‘Electrifying’ (PDX); ‘Awe-inspiring’ (San Francisco Weekly); ‘Turbo-charged’ (Observer, San Francisco ). www.stormlarge.com/uk Music

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 22:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:25 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:25 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00) Aug 17,23: 22:25 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Stranded

APL ‘TilWeLeave/PBH’s Free Fringe

A touching story of brotherly love. During an ill-advised backpacking trip two best friends are stranded in South America. They will try almost anything to get home. Join ‘TilWeLeave on a journey brimful of whim and sical. Storytelling, Theatre

COMEDY

Strong and Wrong

TFL Hopeless Productions

Hats will be worn, songs will be sung, accents will be slaughtered and sketches will be sketched in Strong and Wrongs’ debut sketch show. The humour’s Strong, the topics are Wrong. (Contains live musical sociopolitical commentary.) www.hopelessproductions.co.uk

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Music, Sketch show Cowgate Just The Tonic at the V27GE5 Caves • Enter from The Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23,25-28: Rowantree Bar (under 19:10 (50m) South Bridge), 253 (Free Non-ticketed) Cowgate T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Strassman: Duality

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A white-knuckle, high-octane meander through the worlds of sex, circus and subculture. A glorious stand-up debut from a nice young man with no tattoos. ‘Hilarious’ (Guardian). ‘Inspired’ (Sunday Times). ‘Highly recommended’ (Telegraph). ‘Pitch-perfect’ (Independent). www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk

Three-man double-act Kieran & The Joes teach you how to win at everything forever. Success isn’t just for winners. It’s for you. Previous reviews: ‘A comic gem’ (Scotsman). ‘Leave the audience permanently laughing’ (Fest).

Stand-up

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5

XAug 4-6: 19:30 (55m) £5.00 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: Aug 7-12,16-17,19,23-26: 14:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 19:30 (55m) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23-27: Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) 19:30 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50)

Foster Entertainment

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Aug 9-17: 15:40 (1h) Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square (Free Non-ticketed)

XAug 5-6: 14:15 (1h) £5.00

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Sunday Defensive: Further Complications

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The Superhero Improv Show

PK Impro Jam/PBH’s Free Fringe

A complete improvised superhero film. Witness before your very eyes the epic battles between good and evil, unrequited love scenes and the hero’s realisations of having superpowers. With great power comes great spontaneity! Improv, Storytelling

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 16-27: 20:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A Surprisingly Tasteful Show About Nudity

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Bona Fide/PBH’s Free Fringe

Storytellers’ Club

Late at night during the witching hour the Fringe’s cleverest comedians gather in a giant ark to tell tales around a faux fireplace. Line-up changes nightly. ‘A magical idea.’ (Metro); ‘Just go and see it.’ (Time Out, London).

The world’s dark master of ventriloquy returns! This original world premiere performance reinvents ventriloquism as Strassman battles his alter-ego puppet for sanity. Radical and compelling, not to be missed! Total sell out in 2005. ‘Brilliant’ (Guardian). Puppetry, Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-5: 19:00 (1h) £5.00

Aug 6-12,16-19,23-26,30: Stand-up, Storytelling 19:00 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 13-15,20-22: 19:00 60 Pleasance (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 27-29: 19:00 (1h) Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28: £15.00 (£14.00) 22:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Keith’s failing – as actor, lover, and liver. Middle-aged and middle-talented, he’s finally cast in his dream play. In his nightmare role. ‘Very funny’ (Germaine Greer). ‘Ones to watch’ (Jonny Sweet). Footlights Harry Porter Prize SSSSS (Varsity). www. strutsandfretsedinburgh.co.uk Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 13:25 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 13:25 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 13:25 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 16,23-24: 13:25 (1h) £6.50

Todd Abrams (‘Tonight Show’) and Shelby Bond are just like you. They own stuff they don’t need but had to have. With songs and sketches they will remind you all you need is love... and maybe an iPad. Music, Sketch show

Phil and Jacob’s follow-up to last year’s sell-out show. Expect classic double-act banter and irreverent sketches. ‘A terrific duo’ (Time Out). ‘Hotly tipped’ (Guardian). ‘Recommended’ (Independent). SSSSS (Fringeguru.com). SSSS (Edinburgh Guide).

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

Winner: ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice Award - top 10 Fringe experiences. A comedic exploration of what lies beneath our clothes. ‘A huge amount of gags and information.’ SSSS (Chortle); ‘Hilarious’ (Guardian). www.alexisdubus.com Stand-up, Talk

Downstairs at the Tron • 9 Hunter Square

Dragonfly • 52 West Port B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 226 0000 V51GE5

V63GF4 Aug 7-28: 23:25 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

XAug 4-6: 16:45 (1h) £5.00 XAug 6-17,19-30: 17:00 (1h) Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26,30: 16:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 16:45 (1h) £9.00 (£8.50)

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Join Susan Calman (BBC Scotland’s, ‘MacAulay and Co’, Radio 4’s ‘News Quiz’) and special guests for a lunchtime chatshow with stand-up, a sit-down and a good chinwag. ‘She’ll make you chuckle your pants off’ (Time Out).

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

TFJ

Let Susan (‘Rab C Nesbitt’, ‘News Quiz’) take you on a journey of self-discovery, selfassessment and selfishness. After all, the show is about her, not you. ‘A dead-cert one to watch; comedy gold’ (Guardian). Stand-up

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Susan Morrison/The Stand Comedy Club

What is ‘F’ for? Fun, fifty, fame, fat, fornication, funnels, f**k? Twenty ‘F’ words, with ten chosen by you per show to take a closer look at the ‘F’ word. What’s your favourite ‘F’ word? Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club II • 16 North St Andrew Street

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XAug 2: 19:50 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 4: 19:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) XAug 5-6: 20:10 (1h) £6.00 XAug 5-6: 12:55 (1h15m) Aug 6-15,17-29: 13:45 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:10 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 12:55 (1h15m) £9.00 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 20:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 12:55 (1h15m) £8.00 Aug 16,23-24: 20:10 (1h) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £6.50 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

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The Sweeney

U Jim Sweeney

Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 16:25 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

AU Scandimaniacs (Lager/Lewerth)/ PBH´s Free Fringe

Susan Murray/The Stand Comedy Club

Everything you wanted to know about accents but were afraid to ask because youz common innit? ‘If you only see one comedian in Edinburgh, make it Susan Murray, you lazy bastard’ (Jeremy Hardy). www.susan-murray.co.uk

Take Me To Hollywood

Documentary charting the life and work of Jim Sweeney, Comedy Store Player who retired form performing in 2007 because of MS. Director, Seeta Indrani. Featuring Paul Merton, Eddie Izzard, Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops. ‘I heart Jim’ (Phil Jupitus).

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 17: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Scandimaniacs are back on the road! Roll up for Sweden’s sexiest performers in their acclaimed SSSS (Time Out Critics’ Choice) parody/musical/ comedy/physical theatre show! ‘Hint of undescribable genius’ (FringeReview.com). ‘Perfection using the art of subtle exaggeration’ (South City Radio). www.scandimaniacs.com Cabaret, Theatre

The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street

V68GD5 Aug 9-27: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Take the Mic

PM Presented by Caledonian Brewery and the Scottish Sun

See page 202 for show information

Taking Liberties Tales from the Crow’s Nest PK Sanderson Jones

Tales Told by Idiots

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PN

Pleasance and Rachel Rose Reid

Axis of Evil Productions/PBH’s Free Fringe

The Talk Show

L Assembly

Caledonian Brewery • 42 Slateford Road

B 0131 226 0000 V268GG1 Aug 16-22: 19:00 (3h) £9.50 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The GRV • 37 Guthrie St

Compilation

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 Pleasance Courtyard • XAug 5-7: 18:30 (1h)

60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6

£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 8-16,18-29: 18:30 (1h) £5.00

Aug 10-11,17-18,24-25: 23:00 (1h) £6.50

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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FAPU EDP

Full of sound and fury; and jokes. Stand-up and spoken word from the boys of Shi$ty Deal Puppets, 2009. YouTube award girl and a nice Irishwoman. ‘Funny, clever, subversive’ (Scotsman); ‘Loveable daftness’ (Guardian). In 2010 Assembly turns 30. You’re probably a terrorist. Or www.axisofevilproductions.com To celebrate we’re inviting a sex offender. If not, specify on the risk assessment form. Witness Scotland’s six finest Spoken word, Stand-up past and present stars to talk Anchors away! Join Rachel Afterwards, watch Sanderson about their life and work. comedy talents fight for Rose Reid and guests for Sin Club and Lounge • Jones’ stand-up about civil Almost every major name in £10,000, the single biggest late night tale-telling and 207 Cowgate entertainment has been here. prize in UK stand-up. The acts liberty. ‘Pick of the Fringe: story-reading aboard the Ark. 2009’ (Time Out). ‘Hilarious... Come and meet them. See V339GE5 are the culmination of five Festival stars and newcomers uniquely inventive’ sell-out regional shows. All Aug 6-15,17-22,24-28: 21:35 www.assemblyfestival.com share their favourite tales (Scotsgay). ‘Savage whimsy.’ for line-ups. set in a Victorian Brewery, (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) before the distribution of (Himself). what more do you need! M T W T F S S M T W T F S S midnight rum rations. Compilation 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Twitter @crowsnesttweets Stand-up Stand-up 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Assembly @ Princes St 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Taming of the Shrew

Gardens • West Princes St Gardens, Princes St

This Korean adaptation of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ sees traditional Korean culture meet William Shakespeare, East meet West and the infamous ‘shrew’ meet the patriarchal Petruchio. Drama

The Music Box • Stevenson College

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Aug 16-17: 14:30 (2h) Aug 10-12,17-19: 12:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed) £14.00 (£13.00) Aug 16-17: 17:30 (2h) Aug 13-15,20-22,24-29: (Free Ticketed) 12:30 (1h) £15.00 (£14.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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JOE BOR A STUDY OF EMBARRASSMENT BY A GUY WITH TWO BUMHOLES

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Fringe @ LeMonde 16 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2PF

4th - 30th August at 22.20 Pleasance Courtyard 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk www.wellgoodshow.com

0131 270 3914 www.fivepoundfringe.com

4-30

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See page 79 for show information

Tara Flynn – Big The Tartan Terry Alderton Noise Ribbon Comedy TFPM Benefit TPM

Test Tube Comedy – Free

Tara Flynn

MC - Dec Munro

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CKP by Arrangement With Tim Payne

AU

Pleasance

For the first time since her days in The Nualas, Tara Flynn (‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’, ‘Thank God You’re Here’) returns with wickedly funny songs. ‘Refreshingly testosterone-free comedy zone that still has balls...’ (Stage). www.taraflynn.ie

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Stand-up

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo XAug 4-6: 20:15 (50m) Aug 17: 20:00 (1h30m) Square

£12.00 (£10.50) £5.00 Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 20:15 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 XAug 4-6: 21:20 (55m) £5.00 Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23-26: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 7-12,17-19,23-26: 20:15 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) 21:20 (55m) £9.50 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 21:20 (55m) £10.50 (£9.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

This is Not a Subject for Comedy

M Ivor Dembina

Following sell-out tours of the UK, Australia and New A top night of comedy with all Zealand, the record holder proceeds going to Waverley for the most encores at the Care. Previous line-ups: Comedy Store, and Edinburgh Michael McIntyre, Stephen K Comedy Award nominee, Amos, Russell Howard, Jason returns to the Fringe. Total Byrne and many more. Beg, sell-out 2009. ‘Brilliant, steal or borrow a ticket, it’s always funny’ (List). sure to sell-out! www.terryalderton.co.uk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

8pm

AUGUST

Very friendly comedy night transfers from the Canal Cafe in London. Each night different but drawn from the best up and coming stand-up and sketch acts on the circuit. Consistently recommended by Time Out.

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-17,19-28: 18:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Jewish comedian’s hit show about Israel, Palestine and the Jews. ‘Brilliantly funny in the face of tragedy’ (Time Out); ‘Quietly affecting and very funny’ (Independent); SSSS (Guardian). Admission free, gentiles half price. www. thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com     Stand-up, Storytelling

This is What You Get

PM Alex Clissold-Jones/ Paul Fung/Tom Greeves/Jon Spira/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Cerebral, scathing, jaded and whimsical, the cream of Oxford’s current non-student stand-up circuit on one bill. (Non-comedy) Awardwinning comedians Alex Clissold-Jones, Paul Fung, Tom Greeves and Jon Spira will say things for laughs. www.thisiswhatyouget.co.uk Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

V156GE5 Aug 7-17: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 6-9,11-16,18-25,27-29: 18:15 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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‘...Master of stand-up at just 22. This is unmissable stuff.’

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‘The most exciting talent in Scottish stand-up.’

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Those Bloody Teenagers – Free

PL

See page 106 for show information

Thought Thief 2.0

3D Comedy

FPJ

Rich Perry Jim Holland TFPK Rich Heap Three Englishmen

Peter Antoniou

PM

The Three Englishmen

Heatham House Comedy Club/ Laughing Horse Free Festival

Teenage comics perform stand-up with their unique take on life, the meaning of homework, parents, post-it note pads and garden gnomes. The least miserable adolescents you could ever meet. www.freefestival.co.uk Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Aug 6-12: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Is your mind safe? Learn the true story of Peter Antoniou’s journey into the merky world of ‘psychic’ espionage. See him demonstrate his amazing abilities, and learn how they are already being used against you. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). Interactive, Magic

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

Stand-up triple header from: Rich Perry (‘SYTYF’ finalist), Jim Holland, ‘Delectably quirky and inventive’ (Fringe Review.co.uk) and Rich Heap, ‘Low energy, high laughter’ (Latest 7). Early evening show. Near the Udderbelly. Free. And in 3D. Spoken word, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

The Englishmen (Time Out Critic’s Choice 2009) present an hour of unmissable sketch and musical comedy. ‘Quick wit and charisma SSSSS (ThreeWeeks); ‘Fiendishly funny...wickedly wry’ (ExtraExtra.org); ‘I came out grinning from ear to ear’ (Spoonfed.co.uk). Music, Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Rowantree Bar (under B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 South Bridge), Aug 15-21: 18:15 (1h) Aug 18-30: 14:55 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 253 Cowgate £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Three Men and a Hoover

Tiernan Douieb: Littlest Things

PL

TPK

Dan Lees, Ben Kewin Brett Vincent for and Steve Aruni/PBH’s getcomedy.com Free Fringe

Hotly-tipped stand-up and musical comedy from three of the most exciting comedians on the circuit: Dan Lees (Moonfish Rhumba, Hackney Empire Finalist), Ben Kewin (Comedy Bitch SSSS [Time Out]) and Steve Aruni and his singing Henry Hoover. Music, Stand-up

Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate

V339GE5 Aug 7-15,17-28: 20:00 (1h)

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 (Free Non-ticketed) XAug 5-6: 16:45 (1h)

£5.00 (£4.00) Aug 7-15,17-29: 16:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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You look lovely today. No, really. The smallest things can really make someone’s day. As a professional small thing, Tiernan knows this well. ‘Hugely charming’ (Time Out). ‘Small in stature, not in talent’ (Scotsman). Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5-6: 21:20 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 21:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 11-12,17-19,23-26: 21:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Tiffany Stevenson: Dictators

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Bound & Gagged Comedy Tiffany Stevenson/The Brett Vincent for Stand Comedy Club getcomedy.com by arrangement with PBJ Management

Dictator, noun - a person exercising absolute power. Who rules your life? Mother? Magazines? Mugabe? Tiffany Stevenson thinks it is time to overthrow them.’Best new act on the Fringe’ (Independent). ‘Always funny’ SSSSS (One4Review.com). Stand-up

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place

B 0131 558 7272 V12GC5 XAug 4: 17:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-15,17-29: 14:05 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Tim Clare’s Death Drive

TFPL Show & Tell/Escalator East To Edinburgh

Spirit of the fringe, multiaward-winning comedian, Tim FitzHigham is back in the festival’s most incredible venue. Come, see the amazing and brilliant new show: ‘Gut bustingly funny’ (Scotsman); ‘Inspirational’ (Time Out); ‘A national treasure’ (Chortle.co.uk). Stand-up, Storytelling

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 6-7: 19:30 (1h)

£7.50 Aug 8-10,12,16-19,23-24,26, 30: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 19:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Expect the pun-expected. Join Tim and his very special guests for three shows only! ‘Vine is superb, as clever as anything being done today’ (Guardian). Book early! www.timvine.com Talk

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 26: 17:10 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50) Aug 27-28: 17:10 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Tim Vine – The Joke-amotive

TK Bound & Gagged Comedy

Tim Key – The Slutcracker

M The Invisible Dot Ltd

C4 presenter and awardwinning author’s comic true story of how a father-son suicide pact transformed a cynical loser to happy failure. Stand-up with verse, ukulele and psychic horse. ‘Shrewd and funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Absolutely mesmerising’ (Jon Ronson). Stand-up

Key (lazy) is just doing six nights this year (lazy) with the same show as last year (go with what you know; creature of habit). Key (repugnant, studious, thirties) is the scaven poet-figure from ‘Newswipe’.

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Square Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 XAug 6: 19:00 (55m) £5.00 Aug 16-18: 00:15 (1h5m)

Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: £12.00 19:00 (55m) £7.50 (£7.00) Aug 19-21: 00:15 (1h5m) £13.00 Aug 11-12,17-19,23-26: 19:00 (55m) £6.50 (£6.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Sell-out 44 date UK tour now arrives at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. ‘Offering line after line of glorious goofing unfettered by anything so dour as the real world’ SSSSS (Times). Book early! www.timvine.com Stand-up

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 20:43 (1h) £10.00 Aug 7-10,12,16-17,19,23-26, 30: 20:43 (1h) £16.00 (£14.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:43 (1h) £17.00 (£16.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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COMEDY To Be Continued Toby Hadoke – Tom Adams ... Moths Ate My Can’t Come Doctor Who Scarf PJ PL ShellShock!

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Tom Adams

Festival Highlights

An improvised adventure comedy, where your unique character suggestions are brought to life. Travel through fantastic lands as we follow the hero through romance and betrayal as he attempts to foil the villain’s heartless plan!

See page 17 for show information

Improv

The Vault • 11 Merchant Street

Sony Award-nominated show returns: one night only. ‘About much more than Doctor Who, or fandom. A heartfelt rites of passage memoir. Does for Daleks what ‘Fever Pitch’ did for football’ (Guardian). Stand-up, Theatre

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

Hello again. Last year I was in the Free Fringe. Now, I’m in the Five Pound Fringe. On the up. ‘Quietly assured ... constantly unexpected material’ (Scotsman). Music, Stand-up

The GRV • 37 Guthrie St

B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 XAug 5-6: 20:20 (1h) £2.50 Aug 7-17,19-29: 20:20 (1h)

B 0131 510 0022 V29GE5 B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 20: 21:30 (1h15m) XAug 7-8: 19:35 (50m) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

£12.00 (£10.00) £5.00 Aug 9-15,17-22: 16:15 (50m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £7.50 (£6.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Toby – Free

APL

See page 126 for show information

Toby/PBH’s Free Fringe

M O R R I S & V Y S E

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

TFPJ Toby Hadoke - Festival Highlights

Tom’s butching up, being brave and learning to love this rough old world. ‘Rocked by the rhythm of a saint’ (Telegraph); ‘Rare talent. I urge – nay demand – that you see him.’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.tomindeed.com

36 Blair St. 18.30pm 7- 27 Aug (not 16th)

“*****“ - Metro

FREE

Present

DAYLORDS

totally bonkers sketch comedy

See page 100 for show information

Sisters Sarah and Lizzie perform inappropriate sketches in a bid to win their mother’s attention. Meet the likes of pig lover Mr Smedley and treacle dependent Mrs Grubgut, the brilliantly dark consequences of a troubled upbringing. www.wearetoby. wordpress.com Sketch show, Theatre

Tom Allen Toughens Up!

Toby Hadoke – Now I Know My TFPL Tom Allen BBC

Cabaret Voltaire

“Tremendous comic effect” - Evening Standard

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

A heartfelt love letter to Auntie Beeb, by Dawson Awardwinning creator of ‘Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf.’ Passionate and stroppy enough Stand-up to be on ‘Points of View’ Gilded Balloon Teviot • (during the Wogan years). Stand-up, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

Bristo Square

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 XAug 4-6: 19:30 (1h) £5.00

Aug 7-12,17-19, 23-26: 19:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: V139GE5 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 7-15,17-22,24-28: XAug 5-6: 18:55 (1h) £6.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 7-8,11-12,19,25-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 18:55 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 18:55 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 16-17,23-24: 18:55 (1h) £6.50

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

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Award-winning Irish comic Tommy Tiernan returns to the festival. ‘This man is funny’ SSSSS (Metro); SSSSS ‘Hilarious’ (Chortle.co.uk); A no-holds-barred roller coaster ride. A fearless force of energy.

Top 50 Edinburgh picks 2009. Star of comedy on Dave and ‘Tom Craine Show’ (BBC Tom Binns is back as Ivan Bristol). Forthcoming sitcom Brackenbury. The 2007 Radio 2. Writer BBC2, BBC3. Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Wonderful’ (Time Out). Gilded Balloon Teviot • nominated show remixed with ‘Intelligent, effortlessly funny’ Bristo Square new bits and the best bits (ThreeWeeks). of his sell-out and critically B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 www.tomcraine.com acclaimed 2008/2009 shows. Aug 20-22,27-29: 20:00 (1h) www.ivanbrackenbury.com Stand-up £15.00 (£13.00) Pleasance Courtyard • Pleasance Courtyard • Aug 23-25,30: 20:00 (1h) 60 Pleasance £14.00 (£12.00) 60 Pleasance B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

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After the end of a six-year relationship, for the first time in his adult life, Tom is single. A bittersweet tale about the struggle to avoid being left on the proverbial scrapheap. A free hour of musical comedy with Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010 nominee Tom McDonnell, ‘acoustic guitar wizardry with witty erudite lyrics’ (ThisIsLeicestershire. co.uk). Each day with a different musical special guest. Music, Stand-up

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The award-winning comic behind Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf justifies a square-eyed childhood with a romp through 30 years of TV icons.

Underbelly Cowgate 6.55pm Alternative comedy from Tony Law, Time Marquis. Jazzedly Tom likes watching court cases, dosing out comedy so funny it because you get the interesting must remain exclusive! Lucky. story without worrying about Lunchtime at the Stand seem going to jail afterwards. One civilised? Go! ‘Will reward particular case stuck in his you with uniquely inspired mind. So he wrote this show comedy’ (Chortle.co.uk). about it. Stand-up Sketch show, Stand-up The Stand Comedy Club II • Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree 16 North St Andrew Street Bar (under South Bridge), B 0131 558 7272 V5GC5 253 Cowgate B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 XAug 5: 13:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) XAug 5-6: 12:40 (55m) Aug 6-15,17-29: 12:30 (1h) £5.00 £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 8-12,17-19,23,25-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 12:40 (55m) £7.00 (£5.00) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 12:40 (55m) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Too Early to Laugh Show – Free

An hour of bar room philosophy, discussing topical matters and why it’s not worth worrying about the state of the world. Alternatively grab a drink and come and have a laugh instead. ‘A likeable bloke’ (ThreeWeeks). www.freefestival.co.uk Political, Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

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Tom Toulson and Wrigglesworth’s PJ Harvey Used To Rod Shepherd and Nightmare Be Friends Tony Vino Dream Wedding A fun-packed hour of quality

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B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 18:20 (55m) £6.00 Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 18:20 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 18:20 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Critically acclaimed Canadian comedic duo 2-Man No-Show (SSSSS [Now Magazine]) make their first UK appearance after entertaining sold-out audiences in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto. 2-Man No-Show are likeable unlikely heroes in a vaudevillian tour de force!

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Step inside a fun world of demented puppets with grown up tales to rival Baron Munchausen, in this shambolic mind bomb from ‘a loveable gonk/Da Vinci of invention’ (Mojo) of Dawn of the Replicants pop chart notoriety. Cabaret, Storytelling

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Featuring stand-up by the Two (not so) Gentlemen, who daily present a different special guest, chosen from a variety of new comedic and musical talents. Adult humour. By the way... it’s free! Stand-up, Revue

Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 5-11,13-18,20-25,27-29: The Banshee Labyrinth • 23:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) 12:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) 29-35 Niddry Street Aug 9-12,17-19,23-26: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S V156GE5 23:45 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 7,9-14,16-21,23-28: M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16:45 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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In January I heard that the world is going to end in 2012. Do you know what’s funny about that? Come and I’ll tell you. Wohahahahaha... (big cavernous echo). Stand-up

Beehive Inn • 18 Grassmarket

Brand new show from the award-winning duo, containing several ideas, characters and jokes. Expect encounters with the world’s top Spanish translator, two of the three wise men and Kevin Costner (Kevin is not the third wise man). Sketch show, Stand-up

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David Mitchell hosts the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies, and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents.

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Knicker-wetting hilarity: dippy comedy duo, Undercover Blondde (Double D), invite you to join them as they fly to Greece on their bingo wins. Come and have a laugh. One lady wet her knickers!

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Drama, Sketch show SSSSS (Scotsman) 2009 – a fluke, or an aberration in the Herzsprung-Russell diagram? B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 PBH on stars: Neutron, Daily, Red (Belgrade), Bethlehem, Radio, of Aug 16-21: 17:05 (55m) £6.00 David, super. If that idea doesn’t M T W T F S S M T W T F S S work, PBH will perform the same 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 old shite instead. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

theSpaces on the Mile @ The Radisson • 80 High Street

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A brand new hour of sketches, songs and satire from the creators of YouTube smash hit, ‘Gap Yah’. ‘Saariously funny’ (Sunday Times). ‘A YouTube sensation’ (Evening Standard). ‘Just hilaire’ (Grazia). Time Out Critics’ Choice, 2008, 2009, 2010. www.theunexpecteditems.com

A hilarious comedy show about Founder of the Ideas life and football... Please find Factory, Jay Cowle, comes to us on myspace.com. Edinburgh with a stand-up show about ideas, shoes, Stand-up colours, uncertainty and why Laughing Horse @ Jekyll the universe really could be & Hyde • 112 Hanover Music, Stand-up a big colouring book. Fun, Street The Canon’s Gait • smart, surreal comedy. B 0131 225 2022 V259GC4 232 Canongate Comedy, Sketch show Stand-up V78GD6 Gilded Balloon Teviot • XAug 6-8: 16:50 (1h) Laughing Horse @ The Aug 7-10,12-17,19-24,26-29: Bristo Square (Free Non-ticketed) Newsroom • 5-11 Leith 18:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Aug 9-15,17-22,24-29: Street M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 XAug 4-7: 16:30 (1h) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24,26-29: 0 2 0 3 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 17:20 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) 16:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23,25-26, 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 30: 16:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Quickfire comedy concerto exposing the unexpected undersides of characters we meet every day. This year, if you watch only one northern/ universal, gritty/surreal sketch show, make it The Uninvisibles. Literal must-see comedy. www.uninvisibles.co.uk Sketch show

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters • 139 Cowgate

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Drama, Theatre A whole new kind of sketch show from award-winning comedians. Luke and Charlie (us) need a plus one (that’s ‘The Unwrong Quiz’ is a pub you) as they bring their highquiz with no right or wrong energy antics to the Fringe. answers. Prizes will be Prepare to laugh your little awarded for the most creative socks off! or interesting answers. The www.usplusone.co.uk quiz is hosted by Frog Morris Improv, Sketch show and Mark Quinn. Game show, Interactive

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theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street

Free top-quality storytelling and poetry from the Fringe’s funniest writers including Kate Fox, Simon Munnery, Tims Clare, Turnbull, Wells, local bards and host Richard Tyrone Jones, ‘ringmaster of spoken word’ (ThreeWeeks). C central • Carlton Hotel, New, themed shows daily: www.utterspokenword.com North Bridge

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B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 Aug 9-14,16-19: 12:10 (50m) Not only is this show free, it’s £3.50 also really funny. Ali, Mark M T W T F S S M T W T F S S and Adam bring you surreal, 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 intelligent and silly humour, respectively. It’s also free. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 This show has variety and a kick, original. Free. Free.

‘Scotland’s top satirical stand-up’ (Morning Star), takes a hilariously sobering look at Scotland’s national drink and its role in the Caledonian psyche. 2009 Stand-up sell-out. ‘Painfully funny’ Laughing Horse @ (Scotsman). ‘Hysterical Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street monologues’ (Evening News). (entrances on Cowgate Stand-up

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Waiting for We Love Malcolm (Not Comedy Starring Sir Ian M McKellen) – Free

PN Various/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Two different A-list comics each week wait for Malcolm Hardee, late godfather of British alternative comedy. Partly scripted, partly ad-libbed, totally unique. May be offensive. Laughing Horse Free Festival. Cast: www.malcolmhardee.co.uk Improv, Storytelling

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 8-28: 15:20 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Wau Wau Sisters’ Last Supper

TFL

Where There is Muck There’s Funny – Free

Renata Muss and Sean J Brightman/PBH’s Free Merseyside Uncut Fringe Comedy Kollective/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Renata Muss and Sean Brightman bring ‘We Love Comedy’, London’s loveliest boutique comedy night, to PBH’s Free Fringe. It’s a different show every day with special guests galore. Like comedy? You’ll love www.welovecomedy.info Spoken word, Stand-up

Sin Club and Lounge • 207 Cowgate

V339GE5 Aug 7-8,10-15,17-22,24-28: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Wendy Wason

TM

Stand-up

V389GE5 Aug 7-28: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Animals of Butter Bridge/PBH’s Free Fringe

WitTank

Big characters, inventive sketches and fast-paced fun for those who enjoy a riot but would rather sit in a theatre and laugh. Three men who take silly very seriously. Hurry, this is important. SSSS (Metro); SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Music, Sketch show

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The South Bridge), Rowantree Bar (under 253 Cowgate South Bridge), B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 253 Cowgate

XAug 5-6: 15:50 (1h) £5.00 B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5 Aug 7,9-10,13-14,20-21, XAug 5-6: 18:15 (1h) 27-29: 15:50 (1h) £9.00 £5.00 Aug 8,11-12,15,17-19,22-26: Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 15:50 (1h) £8.00 18:15 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 18:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Window Lickin’ Good – Free

PN Fat Hammond’s Banjo Lounge/PBH’s Free Fringe

Daniel Clarke in association with Scamp Theatre

TFJ

Working Class Zeroes: Mab Jones and Kevin Coleman – Free Mab Jones and Kevin Coleman/PBH’s Free Fringe

‘La Clique’ stars T&A return with their new show of unearthly delights and debauchery. Finalist best cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2010. Winner best international act Brighton Fringe 2008. ‘Not to be missed’ (Independent Weekly). www.wauwausisters.com

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 XAug 5: 22:40 (1h5m)

£10.00 (£8.00) Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:40 (1h5m) £13.50 (£12.50) Aug 9-12,17-19,24-26,30: 22:40 (1h5m) £12.50 (£11.50)

Wendy Wason loves secrets; knowing them, telling them and keeping them. It seems there are a lot of them about; ask any politician or footballer. The delightfully funny Miss Wason will let us in on a few whoppers.

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Bristo Square

Sketch show, Theatre

B 0131 622 6552 V14GF5 Opium • 71 Cowgate V96GE5 XAug 4-6: 19:00 (50m)

Sketch comedy combining an alumnus of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the offspring of Brian Blessed and a genius with a penchant for monkeys and dwarves. ‘A truly adult late night sketch show, recommended’ (Time Out). Sketch show

£6.00 Aug 7-28: 21:00 (1h) Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,27-29: (Free Non-ticketed) 19:00 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 9-12,16,18-19,23,25-26, 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30: 19:00 (50m) £9.00 (£8.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Bar 50 • Smart City Cafe, Cowgate

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V27GE5 Aug 7-17: 21:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Big Bang Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Dark Matter. Meaning of life. You’ll get a raging hadron. ‘... you walk out of a comedy show with both impressive knowledge and remnants of ab-aches from uncontrollable laughter’ (Beat, Australia). Stand-up

Cabaret Voltaire • 36 Blair Street

V139GE5 Aug 7-15,17-28: 19:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Yianni Agisilaou in ‘They @#$% You Up: Greek Parents’

TFL Sunshine Productions

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PM

The Animals are embarking upon a nauseatingly paranoid voyage into the comedic ether. Like waking up in Rhyl with egg all down your favourite shirt... this could get messy. ‘Highly recommended’ SSSS (FringeReview.co.uk). www. theanimalsofbutterbridge.com

Yianni Agisilaou in ‘The Universe: A User’s Guide’ Yianni Agisilaou/ PBH’s Free Fringe

A revolving door of elite stand-up from Liverpool and award-winning comic guests. Four-star review 2009. Come Stand-up, Storytelling down and say you were there, Just The Tonic at the come again... Caves • Enter from The www.muckcomedy.com Rowantree Bar (under

Globe • Niddry Street

WitTank

Just the Tonic

Punk storyteller, as seen on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and on tour with Mark Thomas. ‘A natural storyteller, an engaging and eloquent speaker’ (Stage).

WhoopdeWendy Wason in bleedins$*t ‘Other People’s PN Secrets’

TM

Wil Hodgson – Punkanory

Here’s the story. Of my dad, Essy. Who spent decades undermining his own son. Meanwhile Mum is passive aggressive. And Grandma’s got a gun. Stand-up

Just The Tonic at the Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate

B 0131 556 5375 V88GE5

Spoken-word and stand-up from BBC ‘Funny Business’ winner Kevin Coleman and ‘John Tripp Spoken Poetry’ winner Mab Jones. ‘A real creative force’ (Evening Post). ‘Delightful, articulate, imaginative’ (ThreeWeeks).

XAug 5-6: 22:15 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) Aug 7-8,11-12,16,18-19,23-26: 22:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 22:15 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Spoken word, Stand-up

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

V156GE5 Aug 7-11,13-17: 17:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Yorkshire Comedians 2 – Jokers, Born and Interbred – Free

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The Young and the Feckless – Free

You’re Not the One: A Guide to Love and Dating – Free

PM

PM

Feckless Entertainment In Association With Yorkshirecomedy. com/PBH’s Free Fringe Laughing Horse Free Festival

Carly Smallman and Luisa Omielan

Are you searching for ‘the One’? Why not abandon all hope and join hapless singles Carly and Luisa for an hour of comedy featuring very special, top-name guests! Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith St Eyup! After a grand run in 2009, MC James Christopher returns t’Fringe wi fellow stand-ups Lee Chamberlain, Richard Scully and pals. Fast, funny and free! ‘ow much? Nowt. Oh aye!

Jasus lad we have a mad late show at the Laughing Horse Free Fringe, all the way from Ireland for the craic and the sup and the laugh, fair play to the two boys heh.

Compilation, Stand-up

Compilation, Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street

V63GF4

Aug 7-28: 22:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

You Are Being Lied To

U David Mulholland/ PBH’s Free Fringe

B 0131 557 5830 V93GD5 Aug 5-21: 22:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Your Mum

TFPK

Vinegar Knickers B 0131 220 0125 V85GE5 Fast-paced comedy sketch show Aug 6-20: 00:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Your Days Are Numbered: The Maths of Death

TFU Matt Parker & Timandra Harkness

from riotous new comedy trio, Vinegar Knickers. Compete in the London Underground Olympics, cringe at the worst speed-daters ever and meet an array of weird characters. Silly, surreal and ever so slightly twisted. Sketch show

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 14:30 (50m) £7.50 (£6.50) Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 14:30 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)

iPhone App The official Edinburgh Festival Fringe iPhone App offers you the most up-to-date show listings and Half Price Hut ticket offers directly uploaded to your iPhone. • Full Fringe listings • Exclusive, daily Half Price Hut listings • Easy to use search functionality • Find out what’s on tomorrow, today or right now • Available free from the iPhone App store

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Believe the news? Don’t! Professional stand-up and former hard-news journalist David Mulholland fact-checks the tabloids and finds that when they get it right, it’s an accident. You’ll laugh until your jaw drops. Free! Political, Stand-up

Dragonfly • 52 West Port

V63GF4 Aug 7-16,18-28: 17:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

You’ve Been Stooched and Dunn – Free You have a 0.000043% chance of dying during this show. Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and Timandra Harkness (‘a deadly wit’ [Scotsman]) will make sure you have at least died laughing.

PN Mark Restuccia and Tony Dunn/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Stand-up

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 XAug 5-6: 11:25 (1h) £5.00 Aug 7-15,17-22,24-30: 11:25 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Mark Restuccia and Tony Dunn are two inappropriately priced comedians who are much better at delivering razor sharp jokes than describing their show in a mere forty words. Or are they? Stand-up

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 Aug 5-20,22-29: 20:45 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Search for Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Alba Flamenca

TAU Alba Flamenca

All Over a Football

Ašoka

FAPU

Priyanka Dasgupta

TFPU

CUBE

‘To be honest this is astounding! ... impeccable musicianship and dancing ... never for a moment letting the dramatic atmosphere become substandard ... a rich musical display ... very alive with explosive vivacious dancing...!’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks, 2009).

Experience the one and only football show in town! This Japanese freestyle football team, CUBE, will take you to a whole new world where you’ll witness jaw-dropping moves and acrobatics combined with music and comedy.

World music

Acrobatics

Alba Flamenca • 74 East Crosscauseway

theSpaces on the Mile @ The Radisson • 80 High B 0131 226 0000 V237GF6 Street Aug 6-29: 20:00 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00)

See page 283 for show information

Absolutely Legless

Accelerate

FAU

Pure Dance

TFAPJ

Absolutely Legless

A Compas Flamenco

Traditional

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

Aug 21: 14:45 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 21: 19:15 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Studio 5 – Winstanley College

Anatomy of Fantasy

TU Do Theatre

Awe-inspiring triple-bill from up-and-coming choreographers Pure Dance. Showcasing an outstanding arrangement of intense energy, spectacular lifts, acrobatics and sheer athleticism. Impressive strength, grace and agility’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Dynamic polished choreography’ (FringeReport.com). www.puredanceltd.co.uk Circus

C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 16:35 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

Workshop, World music

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road

B 0131 557 2827 V143GE6 Aug 7-8,14-15,21,28-29: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£6.00 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

£4.00 (£3.00)

Aug 9-14: 15:15 (10m) £4.00 (£3.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

As Far as the Beach

FPM Z Theatre Company

A challenging scripted and physical piece which follows Sophie and her dying brother. She would do anything for him; but is taking him away the right answer? What happens when she can’t save him anymore?

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Aug 20: 19:15 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00)

TFAPU

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FAU Flamenco for the whole family! Clap the rhythms, try the steps, sing the chorus! Perfect for families, this interactive flamenco afternoon is informative, fun and energy-filled. Step into Spain at the Bongo Club!

Bringing Irish traditional 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. www.absolutelylegless.co.uk

All or Nothing at All

Classical

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace

B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 B 0845 508 8316 V39GE5 Aug 9-14: 14:45 (10m)

Aug 22: 19:10 (1h) Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: £6.00 (£5.00) 15:00 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

There are Indian classical dance performances, and there are those that break boundaries. Using French progressive rock and other music, this beautiful performance conveys the story of Ašoka, one of India’s greatest emperors. European premiere, must-see!

Devised, Talk Based on the songs of Arthur Altman (as made famous by Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan) an original dance production with live jazz ensemble and vocals. ‘Brilliant vocals... Fantastic stage presence’ (National Festival of Music). Jazz

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

Triple Fringe First winners, Do Theatre are back! In ‘Anatomy of Fantasy’ our subconscious shifts into physicality: balancing on the nervetingling edge of real fantasy. Dance, music, delusions and dreams intermingle as wind-light sensations brush our skin.

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street

B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 Aug 9-14,16-19: 13:10 (50m) £3.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 XAug 5-6: 17:25 (1h) Aug 9-14: 16:00 (45m) £5.00 (£3.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

£5.00

Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23-26: 17:25 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:25 (1h) £13.50 (£12.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-30: 16:35 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 16:35 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Base Elements

The Big Smoke

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TFAPL

Lucy Suggate/The Body Theatre Ad Infinitum Farm and Jody Sperling/ Time Lapse Dance

DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE

Booking Dance Festival 1: Beautiful

TFAPU Festival Showcase Week One: Seven Dynamic Dance Companies from America in One Show!

Stage Award winners (2009). Lecoq-trained company Double bill. Sperling re-imagines presents a poignant tale Loïe Fuller’s spectacular ‘Dance inspired by the lives and of the Elements’ featuring an works of Virginia Woolf, Silvia enormous winged costume Plath and Anne Sexton. spinning in eddying spirals. Lucy A tormented woman’s search Suggate’s ‘Liquid Gold’ and for identity becomes a A dance ‘festival-within‘Latin Beach’ explore and enjoy descent into madness. a-festival’! Mesmerising, virtuosity, authenticity and uplifting, inspiring dance Devised blatant female vanity. performed by the most www.love.dancebase.co.uk captivating, stunningly Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square beautiful dance companies to Modern B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 emerge from the USA. Be moved! Bite-sized festival Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • XAug 4-6: 14:20 (1h) £5.00 format. ‘... Perfect for the Edinburgh Fringe lover!’ 14-16 Grassmarket Aug 7-12,16,18-19,23, (ThreeWeeks). B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 25-26,30: 14:20 (1h) www.bookingdance.com £9.00 (£7.50) XAug 11: 14:00 (40m) £3.00 Aug 12,22: 14:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: Aug 13: 15:00 (40m) £5.00 14:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Aug 14: 16:00 (40m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 15: 17:00 (40m) £5.00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 17: 18:00 (40m) £5.00 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 18: 19:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 19: 20:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 20: 12:00 (40m) £5.00 Blood, Sweat Aug 21: 13:00 (40m) £5.00 and Tears

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FAPK balletLORENT

TFU Be-Dom

Comedy, World music

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 XAug 5-6: 14:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,17-19,23-26, 30: 14:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 14:00 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Experience all the colour of the Fringe at Fringe on the Royal Mile, supported by RBS.

Modern

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 8-15: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 11: 12:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Booking Dance Festival 2: Lyrical

Be-Dom

From underground to smash sensation in their home country, Portugal’s percussionmad sextuplet have created a thrilling and uplifting show using alternative instruments (including barrels, trash, bottles and the audience). It’s part rock concert, part vaudeville and part wisecracking humour.

Edinburgh’s world famous Royal Mile is transformed into a huge street theatre during August where you can see buskers, acrobats, fire-eaters and many other entertainers performing to the crowds.

FAPU Herald Angel awardwinning choreographer Liv Lorent (‘Luxuria’) presents balletLORENT’s tender and powerful new work. The nocturnal hinterland of a young couple struggling with life with a baby. ‘Liv Lorent was born to choreograph’ (Scotsman).

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

Split Bill Week One: Michael Mao Dance/ Christine Jowers/ Moving Arts Projects

Enticing, exquisite,

B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 extraordinary, exhilarating, Aug 13-16,18-21: 13:00 (30m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

hypnotic, awe-inspiring dance from two top NYC companies – Michael Mao Dance rocks with spectacular multicultural fusion while Christine Jowers rolls as a sensational dancing goddess! www.bookingdance.com Modern

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 12-15: 14:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE a search for identity becomes a descent into madness

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

[praise for Odyssey]

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BIG

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Edinburgh Festival Magazine

Scotsman

Three Weeks

The Stage Award

for best solo performance

‘Theatre Ad Infinitum have moved to the front of the pack...’

Brazil! Brazil!

TU Underbelly Productions/World Stage Productions/ Developing World Health

Cabaret Chordelia: Making a Song and Dance

Cape Academy of Performing Arts

TFPK

Cape Academy of Performing Arts

Company Chordelia

FAU

- The Guardian

Inspired by the lives and works of Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton

PLEASANCE JACK DOME at 2.20pm 4TH-30TH AUG EX. 17TH & 24TH

See page 143 for show information

A highly charged and witty reinterpretation of the live cabaret form, full of corsets and intimate sensuality; the elegance of dance with superb song selection. Sumptuous, classy, mischievous and darkly profound. www.chordelia.co.uk

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh B 0131 556 6550 V236GE2 Place

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 XAug 5-6: 18:55 (1h) £8.00

Pleasance at Ghillie Dhu • 2 Rutland Place

XAug 4-6: 16:15 (1h) £5.00

Aug 7-8,11-12,17-19,23-26, Aug 7-10,12,17-19: 16:15 30: 18:55 (1h) £12.50 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£11.50) Aug 13-15,20-22: 16:15 Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) 18:55 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50)

See page 148 for show information

Booking Dance Booking Dance Festival 3: Rock It! Festival 4: Athletic FAPU

FAPU Festival Showcase Week Two: Six Split Bill Week Two: Dynamic Dance Freespace Dance/ Companies from Ballroom Dancing for America in One Show! Tough Guys/Michael Mao Dance

More dance ‘festival-withina-festival’! An explosion of blast-off movement in a dazzling, high-energy contemporary production. Watch the best, most innovative American dance artists ‘Rock It’! Bite-sized festival format. Be incredibly moved! www.bookingdance.com Modern

Awe-inspiring rock’n’roll blitz from Freespace Dance + hilarious take on social partnering from ‘Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys’ + percussive explosion from Michael Mao Dance = superb, sublime, sensational show! Unforgettable! Fun! Must-see! www.bookingdance.com

Bow, Wow

AJ

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The Burly Ceilidh Club

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Call Me!

TFAPU

Drama

B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 15-29: 11:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cape Dance Company

FAPU Cape Dance Company

Swishtheatre

Lonely hearts hopeful Arthur finds an abandoned mobile... What happens when two technology-reliant loners are brought together through a series of bizarre coincidences? Join us and reconnect in this fast, physical, ensemble CDC returns with two comedy. C u l8r? xx programmes of distinctive, Drama, Theatre edgy and athletic dance by renowned South theSpaces @ Surgeons Double bill. ‘Oh Baby’ features African and international The Burly Ceilidh Club offers a Hall • Nicolson Street the playful choreography of choreographers. ‘Diverse, modern twist on a traditional B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 imaginative ... beautifully Hagit Yakira with guest Takeshi ceilidh. The Burly presents Matsumoto. A couple love executed ... consistently Aug 6-14: 21:20 (40m) bands including the Sandy intensely, subtly, using fiction strong performances... ‘ – £5.00 Brechin Band, Mental Notes and reality. ‘The Bowing Dance’ SSSS (Scotsman); ‘Amazing and Wild Geese. M T W T F S S M T W T F S S is ‘a brilliant piece of absurdist 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 synchronicity ... energy that theatre’ (New York Times). Interactive, Traditional 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 is breathtaking’ – SS S S S 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 www.love.dancebase.co.uk (ThreeWeeks). Pleasance at Ghillie Dhu www.capedancecompany.co.za Modern • 2 Rutland Place

Dance Base – National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 11: 19:00 (45m) £3.00

Modern

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AU Hagit Yakira & Irish Modern Dance Theatre Ghillie Dhu

Aug 12,22: 19:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 13: 20:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 14: 12:00 (45m) £5.00 Venue150 @ EICC • Aug 15: 13:00 (45m) £5.00 B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 150 Morrison Street Aug 17: 14:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 17-22: 16:00 (1h) B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Aug 18: 15:00 (45m) £5.00 £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19-22: 14:00 (1h30m) Aug 19: 16:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 18: 12:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 20: 17:00 (45m) £5.00 £10.00 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 21: 18:00 (45m) £5.00

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

Wonderfully eclectic and seamless collage of dance, dramatic extracts and song, this accessible, uplifting production appeals to all ages. A real treat for the eyes, showcasing great choreography and extraordinary young South African talent!

South American circus, football fever and sizzling samba combine in this spectacular global phenomenon, fresh from a sell-out tour of Australia and London’s Southbank. Unstoppable rhythm, indescribable feats of acrobatics and a breathless display of football magic.

B 0131 556 6550 V236GE2 Aug 6,13,20,27: 01:00 (4h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Aug 15-29: 14:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE Cento Cose

TFAPJ Compagnia della Quarta

Club Noir Burlesque with Scottish Opera

A Corner of the Ocean

APN

Jammy Voo

TFPK

Scottish Opera and Club Noir

The hundred things we do every day that stand between who we would like to be and what we are forced to do. Few words, three players, a stompingly good soundtrack, humour and physicality: Welcome to the machine!

Club Noir and Scottish Opera present a burlesque night with an operatic twist. A glamorous evening of singing, music, cabaret, ballet, vintage band, video The Zoo • 140 The projections, go-go dancers. Pleasance Lavish, innovative, risqué B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 shows. Dress to impress. Aug 6-30: 20:30 (50m) £7.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Circus for Success

Cabaret, Classical

HMV Picture House • 31 Lothian Road

B 0844 847 1740 V265GE3 Aug 14: 20:00 (6h) £22.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

FAU See page 153 for show information

Cargo

FAPU Iron-Oxide Ltd

Castle Rocks Breakdance Championships

U

Albert and Friends Instant Circus

A great day out: Learning circus skills with London’s youth circus training Ceilidh Club at premier team. 27 years’ experience teaching circus skills; static the LOT trapeze, tightrope, walking globe and lots more; building confidence and courage. Ceilidh Club at the LOT Beats climbing that old tree!

Continent

TFAU CAVA

Comedy, Theatre

Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

B 08445 458 252 V61GE5 XAug 5-6: 17:35 (1h) £6.00 Aug 7-8,11-12,18-19,25-26: 17:35 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 9-10,13-15,20-22,27-29: 17:35 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Aug 17,23-24: 17:35 (1h) £6.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Dance Doctor, Dance!

TFAL

Moving in Circles

Jammy Voo take a beautiful, darkly comic look at our everyday struggles to keep our heads above water. Puppetry, live music and physical storytelling (Lecoq) reveal a mysterious diver’s disappearance, rippling through four women’s lives.

TFPK

Circus, Interactive

Dr Peter Lovatt

Bonaly Outdoor Centre • 71 Bonaly Road

B 07950 701 231 V330GF1 Mime-based Japanese Aug 15,22: 10:30 (5h) £35.00 (£30.00) ‘Cargo’ is the tale of two people’s quest to find a place to call home and their daring journey across high seas and troubled lands. An explosive outdoor performance weaving together intricate imagery, precarious physicality and a stunning soundtrack. www. madeinscotland2010.com Drama, Theatre

Leith Links (West) • Next to the bowling green

B 0131 473 2000 V167GLEITH Aug 11-15,17-22: 21:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Scotland’s biggest breakdance event celebrates its fifth anniversary. Following three years of sellout shows, book your tickets early to avoid missing one of the Fringe’s most exciting events, featuring the world’s top breakers. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Hip hop/breakin’

City Edinburgh • 1a Market Street

A perfect opportunity to participate in a traditional Scottish dance at the LOT’s Ceilidh Club, with award-winning resident band Heeliegoleerie. An expert caller will teach you the dances, so no previous experience is required! Interactive, Traditional

The LOT • 4 Grassmarket

B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 Aug 10,17,24: 20:00 (1h30m) £6.00 (1h30m) £6.00

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:20 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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B 0131 226 0000 V90GD5 Aug 10,17,24: 22:00 Aug 14: 13:00 (4h) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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physical theatre fusing contemporary dance, cinema, cartoon, comedy. A deadline approaches and a novelist drifts from reality to absurdity. Filled with witty, speedy and unforgettable moments. Inspired by the Coen Brothers’ Come to the ‘Psychology of film ‘Barton Fink’. Dance Show’ and find out www.cava-mime.com why we are born to boogie. Dr Peter Lovatt comes Comedy direct from his dance lab at Hertfordshire University C • Chambers Street B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 to demonstrate why it feels great to gyrate. Aug 4-6,17,23-24: 19:20 www.DanceDrDance.com (55m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Interactive, Talk Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: Bedlam Theatre • 19:20 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) 11b Bristo Place

B 0131 225 9893 V49GF5 XAug 6-7: 18:50 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 8-28: 18:50 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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TFAK

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Duality

TFAPU Sulochana K. Sarma

A-LIGHT

Dance-Forms Productions

A feast of stunning dance works in a program shining with originality and inspiration. Award-winning choreographers deliver a solid line-up of superb choreography exploring an unlimited range of creative ideas. www. danceformsproductions.com/ scotland.html

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

Five star sell-out show 2009, ‘Death of a Samurai’ returns to Edinburgh! Shakespeare meets Japanese manga. Exciting combination of theatre and dance. A must-see for theatre fans! ‘Completely immersed in this joyously colourful spectacle’ SSSSS (Fest). Theatre

Augustine’s • 41 George IV Bridge

Dancing Forth the Scottish Show

AU RSCDS Edinburgh

Unique Scottish entertainment of the highest quality, which takes you on an inspired journey around the castles of Scotland in music and dance together with talented dancers, musicians and singers. An unforgettable night out! www.dancingforth.org Traditional

Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row

B 0131 226 0000 V70GB3 Aug 10-14: 19:30 (2h15m) £14.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

See page 151 for show information

Classical

Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall • 22 Hanover Street

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 Aug 4-14: 22:15 (1h) £9.00 XAug 7-8: 20:45 (1h)

£10.00 (£5.00)

Aug 9-15,17-22,24-30: B 0131 220 5911 V278GD4 19:45 (1h) £13.00 (£7.00) Aug 9-14: 17:10 (1h15m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 £10.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Through the allencompassing dance form of Bharatanatyam, journey through the temples and sculptures of India. Get acquainted with the seldom explored Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Shakti, whose combined energies form the definitive being – the Ardhanarishvara.

(£7.00)

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The Dream of Sancho

TFAPU

Duetiquette

TFPU On the Verge

Creative VaQi

Fantastic outdoor summer night spectacle. Cervantes’ work retold through mime, movement, music and whole building projection, as seen in China, Japan and Korea. Dokkabi award winner, Chuncheon International Mime Festival. www.creativevaqi.com

See page 142 for show information

18 Feet and 4 Fringes

Every Other

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FAPU

TFPU

TFL

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Ezra LeBank/Lynx Co.

JMUpstart Dance Company

A duet opposing the conventional norms. One dancer and one actor, Multimedia drawing on contemporary theatre practices, cordially C • Chambers Street invite you to step out on B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 a mischievous jaunt into Aug 8-10,13-14: 21:50 the inner workings of their (1h15m) £11.50 (£10.50) theatrical event. (£7.50 C) Six innovative and diverse Theatre Aug 11-12: 21:50 (1h15m) C soco • Chambers Street dance works that draw £10.50 (£9.50) (£6.50 C) upon the nine performers’ and Cowgate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S physicality, individuality 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 and raw vitality. ‘Athletic, 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 14:30 unfussy ... JMUpstart have (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) attitude, daring and promise!’ (UnLimitedMedia.co.uk). Aug 7-10,14-15,21-22,28-29: www.jmupstartdance.co.uk 14:30 (45m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Multimedia Aug 11-13,18-20,25-27: 14:30 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

C • Chambers Street

A physically exhilarating, linguistically delightful ride with an expressionist painter, A group of individuals divided insurgent farmer, French clown et al, grappling with by their differences, yet the edges of life. ‘A virtuoso held in close contact. An performance! Unusual, exploration of borders and affecting, and joltingly real!’ confinement. Of barriers (NYTheatre.com). ‘He’s a lithe between words and silence, gymnast in ripped jeans!’ art and life, and most of all, (Missoula Independent). between each other. Devised

C • Chambers Street

theSpace on the Mile @ Jury’s Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 B 0845 508 8387 V260GD6 Aug 4-6: 21:50 (45m) Aug 11-13: 11:30 (1h) XAug 6-7: 16:00 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)

Aug 14-15: 11:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 7-10,13-14: 21:50 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 11-12: 21:50 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

£7.00 (£5.00)

Aug 9-14,16-21,23-28: 16:00 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE Falling From Trees

Flamenco for Brunch

Flawless – Chase the Dream

TFAPU

FAU

TFU

Neon Productions

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Underbelly Productions/Flawless

Set in a psychiatric hospital, delving into the mind of a resident patient. ‘Concise and eerie, this is a poignant work’ (Muso Magazine). Mixed media performance featuring original music by critically acclaimed composer Peter Broderick.

High-energy blend of authentic and contemporary Spanish flamenco. Innovative, informative fiesta with relaxed cabaret setting – optional audience participation! Audience Choice award Vancouver Fringe! ‘Virtuoso musicianship. Strong, deft Multimedia footwork’ SSSS (List). ‘Striking, dramatic, majestic’ Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh SSSSS (Winnipeg Free Place Press). B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 www.flamencoflow.com

The stars of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ 2009 make their Edinburgh debut! Jaw-dropping dance moves and a big dose of upbeat entertainment from one of the UK’s finest dance acts. Prepare to be amazed.

XAug 6-7: 14:30 (30m) £5.00 Aug 8-14: 14:30 (30m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Flamenco con Fusion

Music

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

Aug 7-8,11-12,17-19,23-26, 30: 15:45 (1h) £13.50 (£12.50)

Aug 8,15: 11:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C)

Aug 21-22,28-29: 15:45 (1h) £16.50 (£15.00)

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Flamenco Hip-Hop Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Music

C • Chambers Street

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 Aug 17: 19:15 (1h5m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 20: 16:15 (1h5m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 9-10,13-15,20,27:

B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 15:45 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50)

FAU

Magical five-star flamenco! Combining classical dance, African rhythms, Indian roots, this Sunday Herald Critic’s Choice collaboration provides audiences a glimpse of flamenco’s origins – and its future. ‘Fascinating, high-octane, contemporary flamenco... Ace!’ (Guardian). Book early. www.flamencoflow.com

B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 XAug 5-6: 15:45 (1h) £8.00

FAU Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Hip hop/breakin’

Udderbelly’s Pasture • Bristo Square

Flamenco as you’ve never seen before – in combination with hip-hop! Hot blooded, colourful, seductive and intimate. ‘Blistering guitar ... uplifting dance’ (Herald). ‘Striking, dramatic ... knifesharp ... simply a stunner’ (Argus). ‘You can’t go wrong with this’ (Guardian). www.flamencoflow.com

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Forgery of the Pandemic

TFPU A-D-1 ArtsOne Dance Company

World coming to an end? Can the forgery of nations overcome the pandemic swarming through seas and land? A-D-1 is proud to present their debut Fringe contemporary dance piece ‘Forgery of the Pandemic’. Choreography: Amy West.

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace

B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Aug 9-14: 17:05 (50m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£3.00 S) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Hip hop/breakin’, Music

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Aug 7,14: 11:30 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Ghillie Gigs

Great Zimbabwe Harlekin

AU

TFAPU

Ghillie Dhu

Grassroots Zimbabwe Derevo Theatre Company

Every Saturday throughout the Fringe, Ghillie Dhu offers up ‘Ghillie Gigs’, with traditional favourites, upbeat classics and a bit of rock’n’roll. Ghillie presents bands including Replay, Pure, and Dead Man’s Shoes. Interactive, Traditional

Pleasance at Ghillie Dhu • 2 Rutland Place

B 0131 556 6550 V236GE2 Aug 7,12,21,28: 01:00 (4h) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Goldilocks Zone

APU Legitimate Bodies Dance Company

Using traditional dance, music, 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. www.grassrootstheatre.com Political, World music

Columcille Centre • 2 Newbattle Terrace

TU

Multi-award-winning St Petersburg troupe. ‘This is the role I’ve waited for. The most complicated thing about it is keeping it simple’ (Anton Adasinsky). ‘Bravo, Derevo, for reminding us that it’s better to be heart-broken than heartless’ (Herald). Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 XAug 4-6: 13:00 (1h20m)

B 0131 226 0000 V336GH2 £9.00

Aug 10-15,17-21: 19:30 (1h) Aug 7-8,10-13,17-20, 24-27,30: 13:00 (1h20m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£5.00 C) £12.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 14-15,21-22,28-29: 13:00 (1h20m) £14.00

The Harbour

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TFAK

Haunted

Limbik

APU Dance Box Theater

See page 153 for show information

Heads Up

APU Dance Base

Two peacemaking and spaced out Irish astronauts set off on a journey of mindboggling importance in a selfless and culturally specific attempt to save mankind from impending disaster. A comedy dance drama for all the family. www.love.dancebase.co.uk Comedy, Devised

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 11: 15:00 (35m) £3.00 Aug 12,22: 15:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 13: 16:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 14: 17:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 15: 18:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 17: 19:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 18: 20:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 19: 12:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 20: 13:00 (35m) £5.00 Aug 21: 14:00 (35m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

In Limbik’s retelling of a selkie myth, a fisherman’s life is overturned when he brings a seal-woman home from the sea. Funny, moving, visually striking, with haunting live music. ‘A masterclass in surreal storytelling’ (East Anglia Daily Press).

‘Haunted’ is a dynamic dance/ theatre performance that unearths the true story of demonic possession that inspired the cult classic book and film, ‘The Exorcist’. A spine-tingling performance with live music by Rising Devised, Drama Appalachia and mesmerising The Zoo • 140 The percussionist/storyteller Pleasance Kofi Dennis. B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 www.love.dancebase.co.uk

XAug 6-7: 16:45 (50m) £5.00 Aug 8-10,12,15,18-19,22-23, 25-26,29-30: 16:45 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) Aug 13-14,20-21,27-28: 16:45 (50m) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

World music

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 XAug 11: 20:00 (40m)

£3.00 Aug 12,22: 20:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 13: 12:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 13: 13:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 15: 14:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 17: 15:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 18: 16:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 19: 17:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 20: 18:00 (40m) £5.00 Aug 21: 19:00 (40m) £5.00

Dance Base’s platform for studio danceworks including some of the sparkiest work at the Fringe; bringing together emerging choreographers, fresh ideas and our favourite established artists. www.dancebase.co.uk/headsup Compilation

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

A Hootenany Heaven

Inside

AU

Jean Abreu Dance/ 65daysofstatic/ Escalator East to Edinburgh/Hat Factory

Albert and Friends Instant Circus

Celebrating 15 years at the Fringe, London’s premier youth circus presents a riotous family show full of love, laughter, intrigue and southern fried chicken! Grandma, grandpa and the little ‘uns will have you rocking in your seat!

TAPK

Circus

B 0131 225 5525 V22GE4 Royal Botanic Garden Aug 24-27: 14:00 (1h30m) £5.00 Aug 24-27: 16:00 (1h30m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Edinburgh – Off Inverleith House Lawn • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway)

Fiercely evocative, highly-charged physical dance-theatre featuring five outstanding male dancers, with live music by B 0131 226 0000 V193GA2 instrumental guitar/noise/ glitch band 65daysofstatic, Aug 15,22: 13:00 (1h) exploring violence, (Free Non-ticketed) incarceration, solitude and M T W T F S S M T W T F S S hope within the prison walls. 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ‘One of the UK’s most closely 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 watched talents’ (Guardian). www.jeanabreudance.com/ www.65daysofstatic.com

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

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Kusinwa Kudedelwane

TFAU

La Llorona Llora Looking (The Wailing Between Women) TFAPU

Vukauzenzele Cultural FAPL Productions La Chat Theatre Company – International School of Geneva

African dance and music extravaganza. Examines the unity and identity of African cultures. Gumboot dance and swazi dance combine to demonstrate that Africa is one.

A dynamic and visually stimulating interpretation of the ancient Medea myth set in Mexico during the time of the Conquistadores. Music Performed in English and C • Chambers Street Spanish, physical theatre B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 inspired by the movement of Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 17:45 Japanese Butoh. (1h) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Adaptation Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27-30: The Zoo • 140 The 17:45 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50) Pleasance (£7.50 C) B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 17:45 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 16-21: 21:30 (45m) (£6.50 C) £9.00 (£6.00)

See page 152 for show information

Insights

Intertwine

FAPJ

TFAPU

The Creative Explorations of Six Independent UK Choreographers

Collisions Dance Company

‘Insights’ is a choreographic platform designed to showcase the work of up-and-coming UK-based choreographers. This expressive platform will take you on a journey into the creative minds of some very talented individuals – brilliantly expressive and moving.

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street

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Julien Cottereau: Imagine-Toi

Shaded Voice Dance Company

Dynamic contemporary choreography. Shaded Voice return with two new works. A poignant and uplifting narrative piece contrasts with an unusual physical interpretation of society. Two unique styles combine exhilarating movement and stirring artistry creating truly striking performances.

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace

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KW:ark/ Lifesource

La Lutte

TFAPU LSU Theatre

FAPU

FAPU Retina Dance Company

CoDa Dance

M

TU Assembly, TRS5 & Little One

Four new works ranging from a muscular male solo to a malevolent yet poignant duet. Infused with Collisions’ ‘beautifully crafted’ (Stage) blend of contemporary dance’s inventive physicality and classical ballet’s discipline and grace. ‘Quids in with talent’ (Herald).

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

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World class family entertainment. Julien Cottereau, formerly of Cirque du Soleil, has created a show for audiences of all ages. ‘Imagine-Toi’ draws us into a universe populated with astonishing characters. He speaks the language of joy. Circus, Comedy

Assembly @ Princes St XAug 6-7: 14:00 (1h) £5.00 Gardens • West Princes Aug 8-14,16-22,24-28: St Gardens, Princes St 14:00 (1h) £7.50 (£5.00)

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A dual program of dance from Collaborations Dance. Fusing the physical with the material; ‘KW:ark’ explores the effects of physical and social construction. ‘Lifesource’ navigates the border between life perpetuation and annihilation. Sponsored by LA Dance: www.ladanceschool. co.uk www.codadance.com

Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace

A physical retelling of Euripides’ ‘Medea’, ‘M’ ties the love and betrayal of myth to present day. ‘M’ creeps out of the bayous, finding a balance of sexual, spiritual and literary lives, representing our American Louisiana culture.

Belgian choreographer Filip Van Huffel creates a bold, bright fighting arena where two male dancers challenge their physicality while they wrestle to communicate. ‘La Lutte’ is aggressive, intimate, Theatre playful and competitive, Augustine’s • 41 George performed by exceptional dancers. ‘Exciting athleticism’ IV Bridge (Guardian). B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

XAug 7: 17:45 (1h) £4.00

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Aug 9-15: 21:15 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) (£16.00 F)

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Maria de Buenos Martin Creed – Aires Ballet Work No. 1020 TFAK Teatro Di Capua

AJ

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

See page 145 for show information

Musical

FAPU Colette Sadler/ Stammer Productions

Sadler’s Wells and the Fruitmarket Gallery

A mystery. Orchestrally brilliant. Marc Chagall flying. Naive painting. Tango and raucous voice. Shortlisted: ‘best actress’, ‘best performance’ at Moscow’s Golden Mask. ‘Animal happiness for everyone who has ears, eyes and a nose’ (Vogue, Russia). Opera

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

Turner Prize winner Martin Creed’s funny and thoughtful piece for five dancers with a live band including the artist. A sell-out at Sadler’s Wells, London, it comes to Edinburgh for just eight performances.

Traverse Theatre • Cambridge Street, off Lothian Road

Internationally acclaimed Scottish choreographer Colette Sadler takes a humorous look at entertainment through the lens of postmodern dance. ‘Musical’ is an intricate choreographic and musical composition that playfully interweaves sounds that make movement and movements that make sound.

See page 154 for show information

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

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XAug 3: 19:00 (1h15m) £12.00 (£6.00)

Aug 15-21: 12:30 (50m) £12.00 (£9.00)

Aug 8-30: 20:40 (1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00)

XAug 7: 21:30 (1h15m) £12.00 (£6.00) Aug 8: 10:30 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00)(£6.00U) Aug 10: 18:15 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00)(£6.00U) Aug 11: 21:45 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00)(£6.00U) Aug 12: 12:45 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00)(£6.00U) Aug 13: 16:15 (1h15m) £19.00 (£13.00) Aug 14: 18:15 (1h15m) £19.00 (£13.00) Aug 15: 21:45 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00)(£6.00U)

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DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE

See page 153 for show information

See page 145 for show information

My Name is The Neon Bible Margaret Morris Project

(No) Living Room

Not What I Had in Mind

Odyssey

120 Birds

PU

U

TFAPU

K

TU

APU

Theatre Ad Infinitum

Liz Lea Dance

Stuart Hopps

American High School alKamie Theatre Theatre Festival

Winner Stage ‘best solo performer’ award. Lecoqtrained company reinvent the timeless Greek myth. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life.

Following Anna Pavlova’s highly arched footsteps, based on tales of international dance tours in the 1920s. Four fabulous globetrotting performers reveal the extraordinary quirks of vintage touring. Outrageous archival images, fashion, fiction and high camp. www.love. dancebase.co.uk

Dance world’s ‘renaissance woman’ and forgotten choreographer is brought to life by renowned choreographer, Stuart Hopps; exploring the frailty of talent and celebrating the invaluable contribution of an amazing woman through her life’s journey. www.love.dancebase.co.uk Theatre

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

An original collective incorporating mask and movement based on Arcade Fire’s music. In an age transfixed by speed, when is there time to assemble memories? 21 young actors explore. Plug in. Recharge. Disconnect.

Church Hill Theatre • 33 Morningside Road

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Multimedia

B 0131 447 0111 V137GH2 The Zoo • 140 The Aug 20: 10:20 (1h25m) £5.00

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£3.00 Aug 12,22: 18:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 13: 19:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 14: 20:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 15: 12:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 17: 13:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 18: 14:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 19: 15:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 20: 16:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 21: 17:00 (45m) £5.00

Surreal quirky physical theatre set entirely in virtual reality. On-stage reality twisted into sublime visual poetry. The character catapulted into bizarre dream-like worlds. And two possible endings. Visceral performance, technological magic and a wish to see differently. www.alkamie.co.uk

Aug 23: 22:20 (1h25m) £5.00 Aug 25: 20:20 (1h25m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Pleasance

Robin Dingemans

The wild young man of British dance brings unfailing honesty and anarchic grace to this brilliant multifaceted show, featuring Manuel Pinheiros music played live. ‘A triumph, unpredictable, unexpectedly moving, hugely enjoyable’ (Dance Europe). www.love.dancebase.co.uk Devised

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

Adaptation

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

Ballet, Theatre

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 14-16 Grassmarket

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XAug 11: 13:00 (45m) £3.00 Aug 12,22: 13:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 13: 14:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 14: 15:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 15: 16:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 17: 17:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 18: 18:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 19: 19:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 20: 20:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 21: 12:00 (45m) £5.00

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Phantom Pains

TFAU

TFAPU

Les Argonautes

Co.Theatre

Power of Compassion

TFAU Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000 Sadler’s Wells and The Fruitmarket Gallery present

MARTIN CREED Ballet (Work No. 1020)

Moscow’s Co.Theatre presents an emotionally engaging production based on gesture, mime, dance, music and empty space. The story of betrayal, forgiveness and happiness unveils concealed pains and anxiety and will touch you in the raw.

‘...a psychedelic whirl of chanting, dancing, drums, cymbals...’ (Times). Exhilarating masked dances and contemplative sacred music performed by Tibetan Circus monks in a unique tradition Zoo Southside • The Zoo • 140 The handed down through 117 Nicolson Street Pleasance generations of Tantric B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 masters. Also interactive workshops: see XAug 6-7: 14:20 (1h10m) XAug 6-7: 21:40 (50m) £5.00 www.tashi-lhunpo.org.uk £7.00 World music Aug 8-9,11-14: 21:40 (50m) Aug 8-22,25-30: 14:20 £7.00 (£5.00) Quaker Meeting House • (1h10m) £12.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Pearl Necklace

FAPU

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Potato Country

J Gunilla Heilborn

Swishtheatre

‘Pearl Necklace’ is a unique and strangely beautiful exploration of unrequited love and desire. This saucy and humorous one-woman show derives from Carol Anne Duffy’s sensual poetry. Abandon yourself to this intimate, physical journey.

7 Victoria Terrace

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photo: Ben Dowden

A circus show mixing theatre, tenderness and carpentry. The boxes remember the time when they were trees. Men remember they will end in a box. So they play, laughing, climbing trees, with agility, passion and a joyful hunger.

Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 August Previews Monday 2 & Saturday 7 August

TRAVERSE THEATRE

Aug 9-14,16-21,23-28: 16:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

CAMBRIDGE STREET, EDINBURGH, EH1 2ED

Aug 23-28: 11:30 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

WWW.TRAVERSE.CO.UK

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0131 228 1404 (NO BOOKING FEES)

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Frieze Music

Initial research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells

Venue No. 15

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Private Dancer

APK

presents

Janice Parker Dance Company

A show about the Swedish love of potatoes, of melancholy, of despair and of life. It is a beautiful blend B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 of dance and text filled with warmth, love, humour and Aug 11-13,15: 13:20 (1h) maybe just a little bit of irony. £7.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 S) www.love.dancebase.co.uk Aug 14: 12:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 S) Comedy Devised

thespace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square

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Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

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“To be honest, this is astounding.

A dance that is never seen... alone, at home, we give it our all, our best performance... ever! An extraordinary event, a luminous house and some of Scotland’s best disabled dancers. We might let you in... www. madeinscotland2010.com; www.love.dancebase.co.uk Site-specific

Dance Base @ The Mercure Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street

Crafting odysseys from impeccable musicianship and dancing. Alba Flamenca .....impress even the most uninitiated (in the)... rhythmic diversity of flamenco ...This show should be considered as far more than simply a rendition of flamenco .....very alive, with explosive, vivacious dancing, and very intense.” THREE WEEKS EDINBURGH FRINGE 2009

Evening Performances 6th - 29th August @ 8.00pm

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Matinees

Aug 17-21: 16:00 (1h15m) £10.00 (£5.00)

7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th August @ 3.00pm

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Tickets £12.00 (£10.00) Venue 237: Alba Flamenca, 74 East Crosscausway, Edinburgh EH8 9HQ Fringe Box Office : 0131 226 0000 Alba Flamenca : 0131 667 7033 www.albaflamenca.co.uk See page 142 for show information

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DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE The Rhythms With Regretrospective Soul

Roam

TFAPK

Tom Dale Company/ Escalator East to Edinburgh

FAPM

Juliet Aster/Escalator Miguel Vargas East to Edinburgh/ Flamenco Dance Colchester Arts Centre Theatre

Trip-hop dance/theatre installation that touches on flamenco. A half-human halfhorse has a brief encounter with a tiger. Set amongst films, animations, exploring our illusions and delusions. An occult atmosphere with a hint of humour. www.juliet-aster.co.uk Multimedia

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

One of flamenco’s biggest stars and his outstanding company in a passionate, energetic trip from the cradle of flamenco to the present, from the deepest grief to the holiest joy. ‘Brilliant’ (El Mundo). www.miguelvargas.com Modern, Traditional

New Town Theatre • Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street

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21/4/10

Rhythm of the Drums: Song of 15:12:17 the Cicada

£7.50

Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29: 15:50 (1h10m) £13.00 Aug 9-13,16,18-20,23-27: 15:50 (1h10m) £11.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

AU

The Rite of Spring

Guizhou Ethnic Arts Ensemble

TFAPU

TFAJ

Following the must-see success of 2008’s ‘Rise’, Tom Dale’s innovative new creation ‘Roam’ is a captivating journey of visceral, raw and explosive movement with original music by Shackleton. ‘Exhilaratingly beautiful and simmering with danger’ SSSSS (BritishTheatreGuide.info).

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

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Scottish Dance Theatre: NQR and Drift

FJ Scottish Dance Theatre

Wirksworth INdependDANCE

Exuberant drumming, dramatic dance, heartfelt singing and glorious ethnic costumes create a spectacular show by this multi-awardwinning music and dance troupe from the minority Dong and Miao peoples of southwest China. www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/ fringe2010 Traditional, World music

New Town Theatre • Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street

B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3 XAug 5-6: 13:40(1h) £6.00

Stravinsky’s masterpiece in a contemporary re-setting, capturing the spirit of the original in its combination of fury, passion and tenderness. Celebrating life’s tremulous passage from girlhood to adulthood through loss, anticipation and the bonds of friendship.

SDT presents ‘NQR’: an irreverent enquiry into normality, examining our eccentricities that defy attempts to fit into the mould. ‘Stark brilliance’ (Scotsman). Plus ‘Drift’: ‘an impressively powerful duet of exhilarating movement’ (Ballet.co.uk). www.scottishdancetheatre. com

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

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Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

Aug 8,11,13,15,18,20,22: 19:00 (50m) £12.00

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DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE Scottish Dance The Six-Sided Theatre: the Life Man and Times of FL Girl A

FJ

Company Gavin Robertson

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Sum of It All...

Tabú

Tea Dance

Trapping(s)

TFAPJ

TAJ

TU

APJ

Nofit State

Pleasance and Fly Canvas Theatre Right Dance Company University of Gloucestershire

Anomic Multimedia Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre

SDT presents eloquently blended, honest, moving dance theatre, veering between moments of hilarity and exposed vulnerability. ‘A piece you could watch again and again’ (Scotsman). ‘Cool and quirky’ (Herald). www. scottishdancetheatre.com

Darkly comic, quirky, seductive. From Rhinehart’s cult book, ‘The Dice Man’, a psychiatrist abandons every decision to the dice. Following performances in USA, Israel, Europe. ‘Novel and intriguing’ (Guardian). ‘Excellent comic theatre’ (Scotsman). ‘Adapted brilliantly’ (Luke Rhinehart).

Award-winning director Dan Shorten, co-founder of Precarious, introduces his new company Anomic. This witty and melancholic multimedia extravaganza follows a man from banality through love to the most profound, disturbing decision of his life. www.anomic.co.uk

Theatre

Multimedia

The Zoo • 140 The Pleasance

Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place

Back on the Fringe after a four year break. Direct from headlining at the Montréal International Circus Festival the UK’s leading contemporary circus returns; bringing its unique fusion of jaw-dropping circus, original live music, theatre, dance and drama. Circus

NoFit State Circus • Shrub Place, Leith Walk

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Get dancing the Fly Right way at their 7th annual legendary ‘Tea Dance’! After a brief Palm Court-inspired public masterclass, learning some Foxtrot or Charleston basics, enjoy cocktails and have fun practising your newly-acquired dancing skills. Strictly for fun!

Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square

Created by Canvas Theatre and Cait Davis. Flicking through the brochure, I experienced the uncanny feeling of being looked at, examined, but flirtatiously, like a possibility, through the page. How did they know I wanna go where they are? Devised

theSpace @ Venue45 • 63 Jeffrey Street

B 0131 556 6550 V23GF5 B 0845 508 8387 V45GD5 Aug 4-7,9,11-14,16,18-21, Aug 7-15,17-22,24-30: Aug 6-7,9-14: 17:05 (45m) B 0131 662 6892 V124GF6 B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 23,25-28,30: 20:00 (2h) 18:30 (1h) £7.00 B 0131 662 6892 V82GF6 £18.00 (£14.00) (£50.00 F) £6.00 (£5.00) X Aug 7: 12:30 (1h10m) X Aug 6-7: 20:35 (1h5m) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 7,9,12,14,16,19,21: Aug 7,14,19,21,26,28: 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £6.00 £5.00 19:00 (40m) £12.00 15:00 (2h) £16.00 (£12.00) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 8-13,15-30: 20:35 (£45.00 F) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 9,12,16,19,23,25: 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 12:30 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) (1h5m) £10.00 (£7.00) Aug 8,15,22,29: 17:00 (2h) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £16.00 (£14.00) (£45.00 F) Aug 14,21,27,29: 12:30 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Transformation 2010: A Space (1h10m) £11.00 (£9.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

Set it Off! Street-Dance Championships

APU Moving in Circles

The producers of ‘Castle Rocks Breakdance Championships’ present a street-dance contest spectacular, jam-packed with crews, guest showcases and battles. It’s time to step up to get your rep up!

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Sushi Tap Show

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Tap Olé

TFAJ

Tokyo Tapdo!

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TFAK

Oddity

Conscious Theatre

TFU Company Gavin Robertson and Bex Productions

The 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Tap Olé Company Smallpetitklein Dance sell-out and SSSS (Scotsman) comedy tap dance Company show is back at the Edinburgh Fringe! Pokei and Maki’s eccentric performances are awfully addictive. Never seen before, not to be missed. Comedy

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

City Edinburgh • 1a Market Street Aug 21: 13:00 (4h) £9.00 (£8.00)

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Acrobatics, Hip hop/breakin’

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Award-winning choreographer Thomas Small returns to the Fringe with an exhilarating dance programme that assaults the senses. Featuring the hugely popular ‘Stiller’, an intensely physical, emotional account of war, and the premiere of the haunting dance film, ‘Unmoving’. www.smallpetitklein.com Multimedia

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

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A survivor’s harrowing true story, spanning chaos to order. Intensely honest, comic, wry, poetic and dynamic physical performance. ‘A visual mesmerising feast’ (List). Explosion of rhythm and Winner: 2007 Diamond in energy from award-winning smash-hit Spanish sensation! the Rough Award. Gemskii Guitar virtuosity, spectacular ‘brings the house down ... precision tap, body percussion humbling, uplifting’ and the evocative sand dance. (RemoteGoat.co.uk). ‘Exuberant’ SSSS (List). Devised ‘Perfect synchronicity ... Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh stunning precision ... you Place never want them to stop’ SSSS (Scotsman). B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 www.tapole.com Aug 6-17,19-30: 11:50 (50m) £9.00 (£6.00) Music

XAug 6: 12:30 (1h10m) £6.00

C plaza • George Square Theatre, George Square and Buccleuch Place

Aug 8,13,15,20,22,28: 12:30 (1h10m) £11.00 (£9.00)

B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 Aug 5-6,16,23-24: 19:15 (1h5m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C) Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22, 27-30: 19:15 (1h5m) £11.50 (£10.50) (£8.50 C)

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Every space movie you’ve ever seen in just over an hour! From Jupiter’s orbit, two stranded astronauts battle to save the world from evil aliens! A cartoon movie onstage! ‘Hilarious, ingenious – joyously silly!’ (BBC Radio). Comedy, Theatre

The Zoo • 140 The Pleasance

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Aug 10-11,18,24,26,30: 12:30 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:15 (1h5m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Unexpected Turns

Velocity

FAPN

AJ Daghdha Dance Company & Pair Dance ponydance

Lucy McGreal

Experience a dynamic, enchanting world where we follow a character through the journey of her life. We witness flashbacks to situations that unveil parts of her humorous, dramatic and unforgettable life. A unique clowning performance of everyday situations. Theatre

Diverse Attractions • Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket

B 0131 225 8961 V11GE4 Aug 16-21: 17:45 (50m) £8.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Vanishing Horizon

TFAPU Idle Motion

Using luggage, maps and paper airplanes, Total Theatre Award-nominated Idle Motion move from the pioneers of aviation to one woman’s discovery of her past, journeying through crowded airports to silent skies. ‘A visual feast’ (Stage, 2009). www.idlemotion.co.uk Devised, Drama

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DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE

Where Did it all Go Right? - threeweeks

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Double bill. ‘Rush’ explores commuter chaos madness: energetic, bold, potent high physicality displays frustration, desire and addiction! In ‘Standing in Ink’ two dancers are poised together, nothing agreed or set. A powerful duet that could spark a dance revolution. www.love.dancebase.co.uk Modern

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

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A dance “festival within a festival” at The Fringe

Four outstanding performers dance their way into your hearts, minds and underwear. Ponydance, champions of comedy dance theatre, serve up a confection of moves to a soundtrack of garish music and nervous tension. www.love.dancebase.co.uk

AUG 8 - AUG 22 4PM DAILY Venue 150 @ EICC

Comedy, Devised

Dance Base @ GHQ • 4 Picardy Place

B 0131 225 5525 V110GC5 XAug 11: 21:00 (45m) £3.00

Aug 12-15,17-22: 21:00 XAug 11: 16:00 (45m) £3.00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 12,22: 16:00 (45m) £5.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 13: 17:00 (45m) £5.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 14: 18:00 (45m) £5.00 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 15: 19:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 17: 20:00 (45m) £5.00 Zumbathon – Aug 18: 12:00 (45m) £5.00 Aug 19: 13:00 (45m) £5.00 Zumba® Fitness Aug 20: 14:00 (45m) £5.00 Party Aug 21: 15:00 (45m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

APM

Joanna Weintritt and Fitness Around the World

A Wee Home From Home

TFK plan B

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£6.00

Aug 8-16,18-23,25-27: 18:00 (50m) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Wear comfortable clothes and trainers. Bring water, Highly acclaimed dance lots! After the class stay for theatre from plan B. Fusing the ZumbaAfterParty. www. exceptional music of Michael fitnessaroundtheworld.co.uk Marra with fantastic dance and powerful theatricality, Workshop this homecoming is charged, Thomas Morton Hall • humorous and utterly 28 Ferry Road compelling. SSSS (Herald); B 0131 226 0000 SSSS (Scotsman); V345GLEITH SSSS (Times). www. planbcreative.org; www. Aug 11,18: 19:10 (1h30m) madeinscotland2010.com £6.00 Drama, Theatre

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1

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PHOTO: L OIS GREENFIELD

The Zoo • 140 The Pleasance

11 DYNAMIC DANCE COMPANIES FROM THE USA IN 4 PROGRAMMES! See them all:

BEAUTIFUL / LYRICAL ROCK IT / ATHLETIC See listings for details and additional showtimes.

www.bookingdance.com

Aug 10-15,17-22: 17:20 (1h5m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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EVENTS Access Consultation

U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

At the Fringe of Auld Reekie Tours Haunted Reason Underground PJ Experience Edinburgh Skeptics and Guests/PBH’s Free TFU Fringe Auld Reekie Tours Haunted Underground Experience

Blackwell Writers at the Fringe

U Blackwell Bookshop

Blackwell Bookshop presents an evening filled with the best of Edinburgh’s literary scene. Get ready to experience everything from Scottish poetry to cutting edge drama; from folk music to contemporary fiction. Spoken word

The Fringe Society is keen to hear your opinion on the accessibility of the Fringe and what can be done to improve it. This open consultation will feed into the development of an equalities plan.

Edinburgh Skeptics are bringing the spirit of the Enlightenment back! Daily talks on subjects ranging from ghosts and psychics to popular science, belief and psychology. Seminar, Talk Check the website to see Fringe Central • Appleton who is speaking. www. Tower, Crichton Street skepticsonthefringe.webs.com B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Science, Talk Aug 26: 14:00 (2h) The Banshee Labyrinth • (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Acting and Creating a Character

J Julian Caddy & Sweet Venues

29-35 Niddry Street

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Site-specific, Storytelling

Aug 7-28: 18:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Auld Reekie Tours – Meeting Point • The Tron Productions Ltd Kirk, Royal Mile

Auld Reekie Roller Girls Present ‘The Prisoner of Azkaslam!’

APJ Auld Reekie Roller Girls

Books, Borders and Bikes

FAPU Beyond Borders

Seminar, Workshop

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 557 4700 V129GE5

Friends of the Western Greenyonder Tours Buddhist Order Learn to meditate with simple techniques from the Buddhist tradition that can help you to enjoy more clarity and calm and enhance helpful emotions like confidence, contentment and compassion. Workshop

Edinburgh Buddhist Centre • 30 Melville Terrace, Marchmont

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Burke and Hare Graphic Novel Workshop

U Blackwell Bookshop

Seminar, Talk

Cirque du Soleil

Traquair House • Innerleithen

B 0131 444 1725 V214GE4 Aug 14,21: 11:00 (1h30m) £8.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

FPJ CineFringe

Burke and Hare behind the scenes: Are you a fan of graphic novels? Join the creators of Insomnia Publications’ Burke and Hare graphic novel for an exclusive inside look at publishing’s most innovative medium. The only dedicated Film Festival in town, screening original shorts made especially for Fringe lovers. Experience B 0131 622 8222 V133GE5 comfortable seating (and other Fringe firsts!). Help us Aug 14: 14:00 (2h) put film back into the Fringe (Free Ticketed) and the Fringe back into film! Workshop

Blackwell Bookshop • B 01896 830 323 V118GH6 53-59 South Bridge Aug 14: 11:00 (7h) £14.00 (£12.00) Aug 15: 11:00 (7h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Fringe premier – roller derby! Hometown skating heroes challenge London Rockin Rollers. All female, full contact, fast, furious, family-friendly action! ‘A hug disguised as a rib-splintering thump.’ (Scotland on Sunday) www.arrg.co.uk

Walk

Outside The Hub • Castlehill

CineFringe Film Festival 2010

Aug 6-28: every half hour from 21:30 to 00:00 (1hr30m) £12.00 (£10.00) A unique two day literature M T W T F S S M T W T F S S festival during which 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 international writers 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 will explore themes of 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 identity and landscape in the historical surroundings of oldest inhabited Being a Physical Scotland’s house. Programme details Actor/Clown at available on www.traquair. co.uk.

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Aug 6-28: hourly from 18:00 to 21:00 (1h15m) £9.50(£8.50)

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Compilation, Workshop

thespace @ Symposium Hall • RCOS, Hill Square

B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6

Meet talent scout Marc-Andre Roy to learn about life at Aug 7: 10:00 (1h25m) £8.50 Cirque du Soleil from a Meadowbank Sports M T W T F S S M T W T F S S physical actor and clown’s 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Centre • 139 London Road perspective. Insight from 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 B 0131 226 0000 V108GC6 the audition process to the 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 on-stage experience including Aug 7: 14:00 (3h) £7.00 a video presentation with M T W T F S S M T W T F S S music.

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Aug 6-28: hourly from 10:30 to 17:30 (45m) £8.00 (£7.00)

Cirque du Soleil

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.

By Leaves We Live

Gardening on the edge! Discover hidden greenery on and off the tourist track, B 0131 622 8222 V133GE5 B 0131 662 6699 V215GG5 a normally-locked wildlife garden, and pioneering Aug 5,12,19,26: 18:00 Aug 13-16,18,20-23,25, century-old children’s (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) 27-30: 11:00 (1h30m) gardens. A half-mile walking M T W T F S S M T W T F S S £9.00 (£6.00) tour on pavements, some 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 18,25: 19:00 (1h30m) cobbles, steps, boardwalk. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 £9.00 (£6.00) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 More tours at www. M T W T F S S M T W T F S S greenyondertours.com.

Blackwell Bookshop • 53-59 South Bridge

Welcome to one of the scariest places in the world. Visit Edinburgh’s 1700s legendary underground haunted vaults, working witchcraft temple and medieval torture exhibition, ending in The Banshee Labyrinth, Scotland’s most haunted pub. www. auldreekietours.com

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Buddhist Meditation

Aug 11-13,15,21-22,25-28: 15:00 (1h20m) £5.50 (£4.50) Aug 14: 13:00 (1h20m) £5.50 (£4.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Circus, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 14: 11:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com City Love Song

AU Jack Finnegan/PBH’s Free Fringe

Creative Lab: Creative Lighting 101 for Artists

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EVENTS

Creative Lab: Forum Theatre Workshop

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By Design

An honest Yankee makes a case for the States from the sidewalks of two dozen How to get the technical American cities. ‘A loving aspects of your show the embrace of urban living...’ (Kara Patterson, Post-Crescent) way you want them. No technical jargon, just the best Spoken word, Storytelling techniques for creativity with The Banshee Labyrinth • limited equipment.

29-35 Niddry Street

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The City of the Dead Tour

J Black Hart Entertainment

Workshop

edgeeradica’s David Roberts presents another series of forum theatre workshops for artist development. These workshops aim to explore, create and present a forum theatre piece of work that is relevant and applicable to participants.

Fringe Central • Appleton Workshop Tower, Crichton Street Fringe Central • Appleton B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Tower, Crichton Street Aug 8: 15:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Creative Lab: Creative Sound 101 for Artists

U By Design

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 11,15: 14:00 (4h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Creative Lab: Invisible Theatre Workshop

U edgeeradica

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’ (AboutEdinburgh.com). ‘Hideously twistingly haunted.’ SSSSS (Fest). www.blackhart.uk.com Storytelling, Walk

Large Black Sign Outside St Giles’ Cathedral • Royal Mile

B 0131 225 9044 V213GE5 Aug 2-Sep 5: 20:30 (1h15m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£5.00 C) Aug 2-Sep 5: 22:00 (1h15m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£5.00 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

How to get the technical aspects of your show, the way you want them. No technical jargon, just the best techniques for creativity with limited equipment.

David Roberts begins a new challenge with the creation, performance and presentation of invisible theatre. Using ‘theatre of the oppressed’ techniques, these Workshop workshops will challenge Fringe Central • Appleton the way the arts are viewed Tower, Crichton Street and worked. B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 www.edgeeradica.co.uk Aug 18: 15:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Workshop

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 25,29: 14:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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EVENTS Creative Lab: Location As Character

U Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society & Playwrights’ Studio

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Creative Lab: Youth Forum Theatre Workshop

U edgeeradica

C venues vibrant Dance du Jour vivacious AM variety

APU C presents...

Dance Base

A lucky bag of classes: teachers from the hottest visiting dance companies at the Fringe lead fabulous classes in everything from ballet to Bollywood, breakdance to contemporary. Check www.dancebase. co.uk for daily listings or just turn up. Compilation, Workshop

edgeeradica’s Ed Ellis leads youth forum theatre workshops that will explore and present work brought to the workshop by participants. Creating and presenting the Seminar, Workshop work using the skills and Fringe Central • Appleton techniques learned. UnderTower, Crichton Street 18s only. Writing for a found space; how the setting may be the most important character in your work.

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Workshop

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance • 14-16 Grassmarket

Cabaret, Comedy Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street C • Chamber Street

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Aug 11,15: 10:00 (3h) (Free Ticketed)

Jul 30 - Aug 30: 09:00 5:00 (Free Non-ticketed)

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C soco • Chambers Street and Cowgate

U Poorboy

Workshop

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 9,28: 10:00 (8h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Inner Ear Ltd

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. Promote shows and monitise audiences with digital production and promotion company Inner Ear (who run Radio Magnetic). This seminar examines how to select and sequence online services as part of an integrated social media marketing strategy. www.innerear.co.uk

Tower, Crichton Street

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Dare to be Digital

B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5

C aquila • Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace

B 0845 260 1234 V21GE4 Aug 5-30: 10:00 - 03:00 (Free Non-ticketed)

C central • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge

B 0845 260 1234 V24GD5 Aug 5-30: 10:00 - 05:00 (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 07803 475688 V216GE2 Aug 3-5, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30- Sep 3: 10:30 (2h) £8.50 (£7.50) Aug 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 10:30 and 13:30 (2h) £8.50 (£7.50)

MacDonald Holyrood Hotel • 81 Holyrood Road

B 07803 475688 V81GE6

Aug 23: 11:30 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

Aug 3-5, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30- Sep 3: 13:30 (2h) £8.50 (£7.50)

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Interactive, stimulating, B 0845 260 1234 V266GE5 educational – a must-visit event for all video games Jul 30 - Aug 30: 09:00 fans. Play and vote for new 03:00 (Free Non-ticketed) C plaza • George Square games, learn how they are Theatre, George Square made and kick-start your games career with our Bafta B 0845 260 1234 V37GF5 workshop. Presented by Abertay University and Aug 4-30: 10:00 - 03:00 Turner Broadcasting.  (Free Non-ticketed) www.dareprotoplay.com

Aug 5-30: 10:00 - 03:00 (Free Non-ticketed)

Walk

Outside Ryan’s Bar • 2 Hope Street

Disability DNA Poets Equality Training PK

C soco urban garden • Cowgate and Chambers Street

B 0845 260 1234 V4GE4

TU Saints & Sinners Walking Tours

Dare ProtoPlay

Jul 30- Aug 30: 09:00 05:00 (Free Non-ticketed)

C too • St Columba’s by the Castle, Johnston Terrace

Poorboy Playrooms offer opportunities for artists from any discipline to take part in cross-disciplinary collaboration. See www. poorboy.co.uk for more info and 2009 Playroom Showcase.

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Aug 20: 12:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed)

Creative Lab: Poorboy Playroom – Explore, Create, Think, Play

Digital Audience Discover Edinburgh’s Old Development and New Towns

Interactive, Workshop

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Byrne, Byrne and Greavy/PBH’s Free Fringe

Three voices seek ears to share myriad themes. GSOH essential. ‘Like yo blood! Triple helix!’ Watson and Crick; ‘I’m rotating!’ Ted Hughes; ‘Whatever!’ Sylvia Plath. Enjoy wordage, images, music. Kulture? We’re on Workshop Fringe Central • Appleton it. Have it. Love it. www. dnapoets.yolasite.com Tower, Crichton Street Spoken word B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Training sessions looking at how better to respond to the B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 needs of disabled customers, as well as looking at some Aug 13-15: 10:00 (8h) of the wider legal and social (Free Non-ticketed) issues. T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 2: 10:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 2: 14:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Edinburgh Book Edinburgh Festivals Open Fringe Breakfast U Debate Word Power Books

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Free daily events at 1pm in Word Power bookshop with writers, cultural and political activists from around the world reading and discussing their work. Programme details from Word Power Books, ‘Edinburgh’s best bookshop’ (Scotsman). www.word-power.co.uk. Political, Talk

Edinburgh Book Fringe • 43-45 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 662 9112 V338GF6 Aug 11-25: 13:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

This important event brings together festival directors, promoters, venue and accommodation providers, key stakeholders and audiences to debate the issues and opportunities facing our festivals. Join in the debate and enjoy a light complimentary breakfast.

EVENTS

Educators – Accessing the Fringe

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Festival in the Sky

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Visiting Arts

DADA

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

The Fringe Society is committed to developing existing and creating new opportunities for young people. Educators are invited to attend this symposium on how young artists can access the largest arts festival in the world. Seminar, Talk

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Aug 17: 10:00 (2h30m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Encounters

PU Traverse Theatre Company

Visiting Arts is running a free seminar to highlight EU funding opportunities available to arts/cultural projects. If you’re thinking of developing an international project, this is your first port of call. Register interest at rsvp@visitingarts.org.uk. Seminar, Talk

Dare to dine at over 100ft. DADA presents the world premiere of ‘Festival in the Sky’ in West Princes Street Gardens – the most uplifting experience of the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. www.festivalinthesky.com Installation, Tasting

The Sky Gardens • West Fringe Central • Appleton Princes Street Gardens Tower, Crichton Street

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The Festival Cafe

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Aug 2-31: 08:00 (18h) £20.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

V206GE3 Aug 7,14,21,28,Sep 4: 09:00 (5h) (Free Non-ticketed) A journey through Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where Stevenson walked before becoming one of the world’s most famous authors. Learn about the people and landmarks that inspired some of his greatest works. www. edinburghvisitscotland.com Storytelling, Walk

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile

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Artists Martin Creed and Tim Crouch discuss creating work in different forms from the worlds they’re most known in and key playwrights from this year’s Traverse Festival discuss their work. Both ‘Encounters’ in conversation with The Scotsman’s Joyce McMillan. Talk

Traverse Theatre • Cambridge Street, off Lothian Road

B 0131 228 1404 V15GE3 Aug 9, 16: 14:00 (1h30m) £8.00 (£6.00)

Walk

Cannonball House • Castlehill, Royal Mile

B 0131 226 0000 V165GE4 Aug 3-30: starts between 10:00 and 10:30 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 3-30: starts between (Free Non-ticketed)

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Is this your first time? Edinburgh can be daunting Venue150 @ EICC • 150 for new participants but we’re Morrison Street here to help. Come and meet B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 Fringe Society Staff to see what we can do to support Aug 9-13,16-20: 13:15 you and your show. (45m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Experienced local guides relate history, facts and characters from the Royal Mile: Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Includes visits to narrow closes and secret gardens. Now in its 63rd year at the Fringe.

Free Tour of First Time at the Edinburgh Fringe

Compilation, Talk

Edinburgh Farmers’ Market • Castle Terrace

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B 0131 226 0000 V340GE3 14:00 and 14:30 (2h)

The biggest names from all the Edinburgh festivals talking to Clare English and Janice Forsyth. Come and see extracts from Fringe and Festival acts. Witty and entertaining; the best way to spend lunchtime.

best of its kind in Scotland. It offers the finest produce from across the country. Held every Saturday next to Castle Edinburgh Visit Terrace car park between 9am Scotland and 2pm.

Free Daily Walks Down the Royal Mile Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association

Fringe Central • Appleton B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Political, Seminar Tower, Crichton Street Aug 10: 14:00 (2h) Fringe Central • Appleton B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 (Free Non-ticketed) Tower, Crichton Street

Edinburgh Edinburgh Visit Farmers Market Scotland – The Robert Louis U Stevenson Essential Edinburgh Widely acknowledged as the Experience

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EU Funding For Arts Projects

Seminar, Talk

Sandeman’s New Edinburgh Tours

This three hour tour covers all the main sights of the Old Town. 365 days a year our expert guides show you the best of Edinburgh on a tips only basis, guaranteeing the best value for money.

Outside Starbucks • Royal Mile

Fringe Central • Appleton B 07939 325 083V283GE5 Tower, Crichton Street Aug 2-Sep 5: 09:30, 11:00,

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 6: 11:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 6: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

13:00. 15:00 (3h) (Free Nonticketed)

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Aug 6-28: 12:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£7.00) Aug 6-28: 14:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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EVENTS

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Fringe Annual General Meeting

Fringe Festivals Fringe Society Around the Cabaret World Symposium

Fringe Society Circus Symposium

Graveyards, Mystery and Murder Tour

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

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World Festival Network

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Saints & Sinners Walking Tours

Greenyonder Tours

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. Walk

An opportunity for the Fringe’s board of trustees to review the last 12 months and to hear your opinions, comments and suggestions for the future of the Fringe.

A once-a-year chance to meet Fringe Festival directors from around the world. Hear why they’re important, how they differ and how to get involved. Join the discussion and get the global Talk insights. A great networking Fringe Central • Appleton opportunity.

Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 21: 11:00 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Fringe Fair

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Seminar, Talk

An event for artists and professionals working within the physical theatre/circus/ street arts disciplines. This is a unique and valuable opportunity for the sector to unite and discuss relevant industry issues, meet contemporaries and celebrate these art forms.

Fringe Central • Seminar, Talk Appleton Tower, Crichton Circus, Seminar Fringe Central • Appleton Street Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Tower, Crichton Street B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 22: 15:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Fringe on the Royal Mile supported by RBS

AU Festival Fringe Society

Aug 15: 14:00 (2h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Fringe Society Children’s Theatre Symposium

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with a story to tell. Walking

B 07803 475688 V217GE5 tour: one mile easy pavement

walking, some cobbled Aug 6-7,9-10,12-14,16surfaces. More tours at www. 17,19-21,23-24,26-28: 19:00 (1h30m) £8.50 (£7.50) greenyondertours.com T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Hammer and Tongue

Aug 10: 14:00 (2h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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The Fringe’s Very Own Open Poetry Slam with Special Guests/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Getting Into and Surviving Drama School

Walk

Outside John Knox House • 45 High Street

B 0131 444 1725 V30GD6 Aug 6,9-13,16-20, 23-27,30: 10:30 (1h40m) £8.00 Aug 8,15,22,29: 14:30 (1h40m) £8.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Holistic Wellbeing Therapy and Classes

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PU Shiatsu Centre Nightly, spoken word extravaganza: special guests plus poetry slam, judged by audience. ‘Hammer & Tongue have reinvented the medium for the hip-hop generation’ (Guardian). PBH’s Free Fringe. www.hammerandtongue.com

An opportunity to interact with key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a careers fair you can browse from table to table, gathering the knowledge or advice you need.

The Royal Mile is the best starting point for a Fringe Adventure. World-class street Fringe Central • Appleton shows, brilliant buskers, Fringe performances, an arts Tower, Crichton Street and crafts market, balloon B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 artists, portrait painting and much more. Aug 17: 16:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed) Circus, Site-specific T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cabaret is an expanding but still under-represented discipline and this event is being held in recognition of the volume of artists working in this field who participate in the Fringe.

Outside Greyfriars Bobby Discover unexpected gardens – some new since last year – Bar • 34 Candlemaker behind historic buildings, all Row

High Street, Cockburn Street to George IV Bridge • Royal Mile

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A seminar for artists and professionals working within the children’s theatre sector. A unique and valuable opportunity for the sector to unite and discuss relevant industry issues, discuss shows and network. Seminar, Talk

What is training like in a CDS drama school? Are you right for it? Is it right for you? Talks by principals and course directors of Britain’s top drama schools followed by Q & A. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street Tower, Crichton Street

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Aug 14: 15:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed)

Aug 18,20: 13:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Spoken word

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

B V156GE5 Aug 7-17: 21:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Talks/workshops: Dr Nick Krasner, ‘Make Your Dreams Come True’. Venue open daily for you to drop in for a range of free events plus workshops and classes. The perfect place for a little respite, we can even help with your sore feet. www.theshiatsucentre.com Talk, Workshop

The Shiatsu Centre...for holistic wellbeing • 35-37 Bread Street

B 0131 229 0724 V163GF3 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22, 28-29: 17:00 (3h) £20.00 (£15.00) Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27: 17:00 (1h) £10.00 (£7.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com How to Be a Professional Actor

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How to Get How to Tour Kwame Ahead as a After the Fringe Kwei-Armah: The Artist in Theatre Director U Society

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Equity

Spotlight industry experts offer essential career advice for actors. Networking, CVs, showreels, headshots, approaching agents/casting directors and audition technique. Great for actors just starting out or those who could use a refresher.

Find out how to develop your show after the Fringe. What’s the best way to contact promoters? Who B 0131 529 6000 V244GE5 books touring shows? Where next? Your questions Aug 18: 14:00 (2h30m) answered in person by (Free Ticketed) industry professionals in the M T W T F S S M T W T F S S know.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

National Theatre

A great opportunity for aspiring directors to quiz experienced directors in an informal environment about career opportunities, dealing with management and anything else you want to ask. Good networking opportunity.

Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 17: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Let’s Talk Over Let’s Talk Over Lunch – Glamour Lunch – How Small is Your and Pain Audience?

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Playwrights’ Studio & U Made in Scotland Playwrights’ Studio & Made in Scotland

Talk

Festival Theatre Edinburgh • 13-29 Nicolson Street

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How to Sell Your Show at the Fringe

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How to Do a Show at the Fringe

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Exploring the feelings behind the image. Join this conversation with artists from the Made in Scotland programme who go beneath the skin of the beautiful or titillating. Seminar, Talk

Some of the world’s best theatre is made for children. Is that because there is less emphasis on language? Join this conversation with artists from the Made in Scotland programme.

Fringe Central • Appleton Fringe Central • Appleton Seminar, Talk Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street Tower, Crichton Street Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Tower, Crichton Street Talk

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 12,23: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Aug 24: 15:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed)

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Let’s Talk Over Lunch – Are The Inaugural 3-Sided Football Disabled Artists Capable of Tournament Excellence?

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In this lecture, playwright and broadcaster Kwame Kwei-Armah discusses the role of the artist in society, as political thinker, lobbyist and creative visionary.

The Invisible Dot Ltd

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Aug 18: 12:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Let’s Talk Over Lunch – Going Out to Play

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B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 19: 12:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Let’s Talk Over Lunch – No Taboos

Playwrights’ Studio & U Made in Scotland Playwrights’ Studio & Made in Scotland

A unique opportunity to meet PR and media insiders: tips and ideas on everything from canny social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers. For both 2010 and prospective 2011 performers. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. Meet Fringe and venue staff, producers and performers for advice on how best to bring a show to Edinburgh. Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

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Compete for the prestigious Mike Shields Shield at the

Fringe Central • Appleton Fringe’s first three-sided Tower, Crichton Street football tournament. One

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 8,15: 12:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Chaired by Caroline Bowditch (dancer, choreographer, ticket enters a team of six. Scottish Dance Theatre’s Huge prize for the champions. Dance Agent for Change) In East Meadows Park. More this session is about firing at www.theinvisibledot.com. up, challenging and shifting The 3 sided football pitch our thinking around disabled in The Meadows • By the people in dance.

tennis courts

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Aug 9: 11:30 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Aug 24: 14:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 15: 13:30 (3h30m) £30.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Seminar, Talk

Why would you not want to work in the theatre? Join this conversation with artists from the Made in Scotland programme whose work is inspired by or performed in non-theatre spaces. Seminar, Talk

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Fringe Central • Appleton Aug 17: 12:00 (2h) Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 16: 12:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

What matters when the subject could be painful? Join this conversation with artists from the Made in Scotland programme whose work may hit you hard or push you out of your comfort zone.

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B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 12: 12:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Let’s Talk Over Lunch – Who Wrote This?

Meet the Casting Directors

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Playwrights’ Studio & Spotlight Made in Scotland

Meet the Producers

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Musical The Naked Improvisation Brunch Workshop (Even For Non-Musical FN Performers!) Bakeye Productions

Nuts and Bolts: The Essentials of Running Your Performing Arts Company

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Baby Wants Candy

Does having a single authorial voice make for stronger pieces of theatre? Is the script always weak in devised work? Join this conversation with artists from the Made in Scotland programme. Seminar, Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 11: 12:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Masterclass: Edinburgh Sessions

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A seminar with casting directors Kathleen Crawford (Looking For Eric) and Sam Jones (National Theatre Wales) who will discuss the casting process on films, TV and stage. Open to professional actors only. Come with questions prepared! Seminar, Talk

The Independent Theatre Council (ITC) presents this interactive panel discussion with Charlotte Jones, ITC’s Chief Executive and producers from successful performing arts organisations across the UK. Pick their brain on the secrets of success.

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 18: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 25: 11:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

MicePace Sonic Meet the Media Maze – Free

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CalArts Festival Theater

C central • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge The Independent Theatre

B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 Council (ITC) presents this Aug 22: 11:00 (3h) £10.50 (£9.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Interactive, Workshop

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 10: 11:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) Aug 19: 13:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Naked Brunch

Neal’s Yard Remedies Chillout Zone

AU Neal’s Yard Remedies Chillout Zone Chill-out and pop in for a free cup of herbal tea. Indian head massage, reflexology and therapeutic massage available seven days a week for 15 mins £15 or 30 mins £25. Relax, revive, survive.

Talk, Workshop

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance

B 0131 556 6550 V33GE6 Aug 16-20: 11:30 (1h15m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 7: 13:00 (6h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A human scale, invisible mouse-maze where you use your ears to find your way. Hear music? You’re on the path, but you need to watch out for cats. Deceptively hard and misleadingly easy, all at once! Installation, Interactive

Venue 13 • Lochend Close, Canongate

B 07074 201313 V13GD6 Aug 7-13: 12:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) weather dependant Aug 14-15,17-21: 17:00 (30m) (Free Non-ticketed) weather dependant T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Talk

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 24: 14:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Old Town Literary Pub Crawl

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Neal’s Yard Remedies • 102 Hanover Street

Bakeye Productions

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Turbocharge your theatre career. Inspirational, informal discussions with the most accomplished actors, directors, writers and producers in the business. Full programme and free tickets for under-30s from www.masterclass.org. uk. ‘One of the very best things around’ (Sir David Hare).

vital session: find out more about setting up a company, charity status, managing staff, money and intellectual property issues.

FAPN

Aug 6-31: 10:00 (9h) £15.00

A unique opportunity to meet media representatives and promote your show. Strictly two representatives from each show and please bring hard copies of news releases, flyers, etc. Further details will be available in e-bulletins.

Independent Theatre Council

Seminar, Tasting

Learn musical improv from the best! Internationally renowned Chicago troupe, Baby Wants Candy (‘Entertainment phenomenon!’, Scotsman) invites you to learn to Seminar, Talk improvise songs and play in a Fringe Central • Appleton more free, fast and fun style.

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street Tower, Crichton Street B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5

Eat. Drink. Bare all! A celebration of collaboration and the human form. An invitation for festival participants and audiences to unite and share their most intimate details through music, movement, mastication and naked networking. Brunch included. Warning: nudity nonnegotiable.

Allan Foster

Discover Edinburgh’s literary via the haunts of Scotland’s greatest writers, including Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Stevenson and Conan Doyle. Visit the birthplace of Sherlock Holmes, Long John Silver and Harry Potter. Storytelling, Walk

Eat, drink, bare all! Celebrating collaboration and the human form. ‘The Naked Brunch’ is an invitation for Edinburgh Festival Fringe creatives to unite and share their most intimate details through music, movement, mastication and naked networking!

Mitre Pub (Departure Point) • 131 High Street

B 07989 546791 V102GE5 Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22, 24-29: 19:30 (2h30m) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Compilation

Performing Arts Centre Stewart’s Melville College • Queensferry Road

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Paranormal Investigations Scotland Ghost Hunt

Producing a Show in New York City

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Summer Play Festival

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Quaker Meeting House A unique opportunity for one-person productions to meet and support each other. Create your own Fringe network, share opportunities and gain feedback. Come and meet other performers who are experiencing the Fringe the same way as you.

A unique chance to interact with the paranormal side, in one of Scotland’s most haunted locations. Using ouija boards, table tipping and EVPs, our team of experienced paranormal Seminar investigators will lead you Fringe Central • Appleton through a truly haunted experience. Will you be Tower, Crichton Street brave enough? www. B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 paranormalinvestigations scotland.com Aug 4,11,17,25: 10:00 (1h) (Free Ticketed) Interactive, Site-specific T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

OOR Tours: The Musical Walking Tour of Edinburgh

TFAU OOR Tours

Auld Reekie Tours – Meeting Point • The Tron Kirk, Royal Mile

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Rebustours

St Patrick’s Community

Aug 25: 14:00 (2h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 8: 01:45 (4h15m) £65.00

Radio Forth Ltd

Radio Forth on the Fringe, the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment at this year’s festival. Featuring some of the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment. Complete sell out in 2008, 2009!

Examine bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh and experience Scotland’s mysterious history. Politics, corruption, and power in real Rebus locations. Unusual Edinburgh stories and stunning Old Town views. Featuring appropriately stirring readings from the books.

Compilation

Storytelling, Walk

Edinburgh Playhouse • 18-22 Greenside Place

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Voluntary Arts Scotland

An hour of peaceful contemplation in quiet and beautiful surroundings incorporating music, chant, silence and guided meditation. Come and be refreshed in mind, body and spirit. Open to all.

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Aug 7: 19:30 (3h30m) £15.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Royal Oak • 1 Infirmary Street, off South Bridge

The Royal Mile History and Legends Tour

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St Patrick’s Church • 5 South Gray’s Close, 40 High Street

B 0131 556 3030 V219GE6 Aug 16-20: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Rock the City Concert

APU

B 0131 557 2976 V309GE5 Trelese, Anchor of Hope and Yi’ood

Aug 6-30: 12:00 (2h) £10.00 (£9.00)

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Stroll through the wynds and closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town and the infamous Royal Mile hearing about the city’s historical facts and suggestive legends with your very own costumed, knowledgeable and informative guide.  Edinburgh’s best humorous and free historical tours by reputation!  www.edinburgh freewalkingtours.com Storytelling, Walk

Outside St Giles Cathedral (Meeting Point) • Royal Mile, left hand side of the Cathedral entrance

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Reflecting on Paintings

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Blue Police Box Outsde the Tron Kirk • Hunter Square

Would you like more people to take part in your arts B 0131 226 0000 V319GE5 activities? We look at the barriers which might be Aug 2-Sep 2: 11:45 (1h15m) preventing them from joining £9.00 (£7.00) you – and how to pull them (£7.00 SUDOCF) down! More at www. M T W T F S S M T W T F S S peoplemakingwaves.org.uk. 2 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

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Rest for Your Soul

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Aug 28: 01:45 (4h15m) £65.00

August 9th-14th, 18:15 PM Tickets: £5 Rebus – The Body Politic

Seminar, Talk

Radio Forth on the Fringe

People Making Waves: Make a Splash!

History of Edinburgh with songs, traditional and contemporary, performed by Graeme E. Pearson. Walk with Graeme and experience the events that shaped the Royal Mile. Available for groups all year. www.oortours.com

The ins and outs of getting your show staged in New York City: a look at the city’s theatre scene, major players and venues, and the unique challenges of marketing and promotion.

Workshop

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Aug 20,22: 14:00 (2h) (Free Ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fr Denis McBride, C.Ss.R

Spend forty-five minutes in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Each day you will see a different painting as the speaker becomes the principal character. You look; you listen; you wonder. Then you return quietly to your life.

St Patrick’s Church • 5 South Gray’s Close, 40 High Street

B 0131 556 3030 V219GE6 Aug 9-11: £3.00

10:30

(45m)

Aug 6-28: 12:30 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed) Featured will be three bands, Trelese, Anchor of Hope and Yi’ood, each with a unique sound that will entertain but also usher you into God’s presence. It promises to be the best Christian concert in Edinburgh. Be there!

Aug 6-28: 14:30 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Destiny Centre Gorgie • 52 Gorgie Road

B 0131 555 2707 V314GF1 Aug 7: 20:00 (2h30m) £6.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Sanctuary in the Skinner’s City – Free Edinburgh

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St Cuthbert’s Parish Church

Saints & Sinners Walking Tours

Bringing Quintin Jardine’s famous Edinburgh detective Bob Skinner from the books onto the streets of Edinburgh! Journey through central Edinburgh to relive Skinner crime locations and incidents. A must for all crime and Skinner fans.

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Taste Ale @ Leslies Tutored Tasting

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The Go Game

Whether you are managing artists or hiring venues you MacDonald Roxburghe will encounter contracts of Hotel • 38 Charlotte varying fairness. What are Square you getting into? Can you B 0131 226 7766 V211GD3 get compensation? Solicitor Advocate Paul R Motion Aug 7-30: 10:30 (1h30m) examines the issues. £10.00 (£9.00) Seminar, Talk M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Walk

‘Sanctuary’ seeks to create quiet space in the heart of festival city. This is where you can stop, take a deep breath, and be refreshed from the stresses of everyday life. Come and go at anytime.

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church • Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street

B 0131 226 0000 V122GE3 Aug 11,18,25: 17:00 (4h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Secret City – How Edinburgh Changed the World

TFPK Allan Foster and Colin Brown.

Guided walking tour exploring a hidden Edinburgh rarely seen by visitors. Encounter cold-blooded murderers alongside men and women of genius whose legacy ultimately transformed the modern world and the way we think. Storytelling, Walk

Mitre Pub (Departure Point) • 131 High Street

B 07989 546791 V102GE5 Aug 6-7: 09:00 (1h) £5.00

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Sleep – A User’s Guide (Galactic Edition)

FPU Edinburgh Sleep Centre – Chris Idzikowski

For the fifth year the centre’s director is running a light-hearted, educational charity show, which provides an update of the multidimensional facets of sleep, mainly human. Q&A included in the show.

Don’t sit on your arse all Fringe, explore the Royal Mile in our surprise sprinkled escapade! Encounter fantastical performers, flaunt Fringe Central • Appleton your creative brilliance and Tower, Crichton Street fulfil your wildest dreams B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 using mobile phones. www.thegogame.co.uk Aug 26: 14:00 (1h45m) (Free Ticketed) Interactive, Walk T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

So You Want to Be an Actor

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Seminar, Talk

B 0131 524 9730 V248GC3 Aug 6-13: 11:00 (1h) £6.00 (£4.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Spotlight and NSDF experts provide you with practical help on how to realise your dream and become an actor. Looking at choosing a drama school, understanding your industry and approaching auditions. Seminar, Talk

Aug 6-30: 15:00 (2h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Fringe Central • Appleton Tower, Crichton Street

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Aug 19: 11:00 (1h30m) (Free Ticketed)

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Storytelling

B 0131 477 7007 V185GE4 Aug 17-22: 16:15 (2h50m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 17-19,22: 21:00 (3h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 20-21: 23:45 (3h15m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Leslies Bar, Edinburgh’s finest local bar (1896), teams up with local independent brewery Stewart Brewing for a tutored tasting of three cask ales. Price includes two pints plus branded glass. Visit www. lesliesbar.com for details. Tasting

Leslies Bar • 45 Ratcliffe Terrace

Scottish Storytelling Centre • The Netherbow, B 0131 226 0000 V276GH6 43-45 High Street

Laughing Horse @ B 0131 556 9579 V30GD6 Espionage • 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 19:00 (2h) £4.00 (entrances on Cowgate M T W T F S S M T W T F S S and Victoria Street)

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The Edinburgh Sleep Centre • 13 Heriot Row

Relaxed company, talented performers, intriguing tales: perfect ingredients for a cabaret-style evening of entertaining live storytelling from Scotland and beyond. Listen or join in with fables for grown-ups at Edinburgh’s award-winning venue. You are the storytellers. Cash bar.

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Sustainability in Theatre

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Stealing Ideas – Unravelling Copyright

Aug 11,18,25: 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, (45m) £10.00 Aug 12. 19, 26: 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, (45m) £10.00

Aug 13,20,27: 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, (45m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Edinburgh’s finest local bar (1896) hosts tastings of four malts per session for small groups. Distilleries taking part: Dalwhinnie, Glengoyne, Glenkinchie, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Highland Park, Laphroaig, Macallan, Singleton, Springbank, Talisker, and Tomatin. www.lesliesbar.com

Is choreography legally protectable? What can you do if someone else performs a Talk play clearly based on a script you co-wrote? How do you Fringe Central • copyright something anyway? Appleton Tower, Crichton Tasting This workshop explores the Street basics of copyright. Leslies Bar • 45 Ratcliffe B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 Terrace Seminar, Talk Aug 16: 10:00 (2h) B 0131 226 0000 V276GH6 Fringe Central • Appleton (Free Ticketed) Aug 9,16,23: 12:00, 13:00, Tower, Crichton Street M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 226 0000 V2GF5 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (45m) £10.00 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 Aug 10,17,24: 12:00, 13:00, Aug 12: 10:30 (1h15m) 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 (Free Ticketed) (45m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Aug 11,18,25: 12:00. 13:00, 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 (45m) £10.00 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Three Slam Champs! – Free

PU PBH’s Free Fringe

EVENTS

Whisky with... Wine in the City Tutored Tasting: N Queen St Edinburgh Wine School

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Steve Larkin (International Slam Champion 2004), Ben Mellor (BBC Radio 4 Slam Champion), Pete the Temp (UK Hammer & Tongue Slam Champion). Interactive, satirical, spoken-word, comedy showcase. Spoken word

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

V156GE5 Aug 7-17: 14:50 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The TreeHouse Gallery, Edinburgh

APU Invisible Structures

Join us at Georgian townhouse 28 Queen Street for a journey of discovery as you enjoy this unique opportunity to explore three exceptionally rare SMWS single cask malts (usually only available to members). Ticket includes free day membership pass. www.smws.co.uk

Five-star (Hairline.org.uk) sell-out show, Fringe 2009. Learn to sniff, swirl and slurp sensational wine and Tasting champagne at wine tasting school on the Royal Mile. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - 28 Queen Street Suitable for beginners and experienced wine tasters. • Edinburgh www.edinburghwineschool. B 0131 226 0000 V32GC4 co.uk Aug 12,14,19,21,26,28: Tasting 19:00 (1h) £17.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Whisky with... Tutored Tasting: The Vaults

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Edinburgh City Chambers • High Street

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Join us at the 18th century Vaults for a journey of Wine School at discovery as you enjoy this unique opportunity to the Fringe explore three exceptional and rare SMWS single cask malts (usually only available to members). Ticket includes day Case Studies Wine membership pass. School www.smws.co.uk

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Yoga Garden

TFAPL Bristo Yoga School

Tasting

Explore nature and your imagination through workshops and performances inside a mushroom-shaped amphitheatre high in the treetops. Compilation, Installation

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Off Inverleith House Lawn • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway)

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Aug 6-8,10-15,17-22,2429: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30 (1h) (Free Ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - The Vaults • 87 Giles Street, Leith

B 0131 226 0000 V197GLEITH Aug 11,13,18,20,25,27: 19:00 (1h) £17.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A unique wine experience onboard the School’s barge in Edinburgh’s city centre Canal Quarter. Programme changes daily, please visit www. casestudieswineschool.co.uk before booking. A sell-out in 2007! Drinking wine may never be the same again! Tasting

The Millennium Link • Edinburgh Quay, Fountainbridge

Fancy a natural energy boost? Why not add a yoga class to your festival agenda. We’re offering yoga classes for beginners and seasoned yogis alike, so you’re sure to find a session that suits. www. bristoyogaschool.com Acrobatics, Science

Bristo Yoga School • 1 Bristo Place

B 0131 226 0000 V342GF5 Aug 2-6,9,11-13,16-20, 23,25-27,30-31: 06:30

B 0131 226 0000 V140GF2 (2h30m) £9.00 (£6.00) Aug 6-8,11-15,18-22,2530: 19:00 (1h15m) £19.00 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,2830: 14:00 (1h15m) £19.00 Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22,2830: 16:30 (1h15m) £19.00 Aug 13,20,27: 21:30 (1h15m) £19.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

(£5.00 SUF) Aug 2-Sep 5: 11:00, 12:15 (1h) £9.00 (£6.00) (£6.00 SUF) Aug 2-7,9-14,16-21, 23-28,30-Sep 4: 16:45 (1h) £9.00 (£6.00) Aug 2-6,9-13,16-20, 23-27,30-Sep 3: 18:00, 19:30 (1h15m) £9.00 Aug 8,15,22,29,Sep 5: 16:15 (1h15m) £9.00

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EXHIBITIONS

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

...And the World Around the Went Mad for World in 80 Moomins! Views – The Pictures of APU Malcolm and Designshop UK Philibert

Asimi – New Best of Scottish Christen Kobke: Craft House Designers Danish Master Concept AU Jewellery Show of Light APU

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scotlandart.com Edinburgh Gallery

Asimi Jewellery

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Craft House Concept

National Galleries of Scotland

APU Jim Malcolm and Christophe Philibert

Join us in wishing ‘Happy 65th Birthday’ to the eccentric Moomins from the forests of Finland. Choose from a huge selection of books, accessories and gifts... Jim is a Scottish photographer Moomin fans will be spoilt and Christophe a French for choice! watercolourist, both retired diplomats. Their exhibition Event showcases some of the DesignShop UK • interesting places and people 116 Causewayside they have seen around the B 0131 667 7078 V46GH6 world. Aug 2-Sep 5; Mon-Sat: Painting, Photography 10:00-18:00, Sun: 12:00-16:00 Leith Library • Free (Non-ticketed)

Featuring recent jewellery graduates exhibiting their wearable works of art. These unique handmade pieces can be seen at Asimi, just along from the Assembly Rooms, throughout the festival. Designer profiles can be seen at www.asimi.co.uk

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Another World: Dali, Magritte, Miro and the Surrealists

TAPU National Galleries of Scotland

A fascinating overview of one of the most important art movements of the twentieth century, this comprehensive survey of Surrealism brings together masterpieces by, amongst others, Dalí, Magritte, Picasso, Giacometti and Miró.

28-30 Ferry Road

V234GLEITH Aug 6-30: Mon, Wed: 13:00-20:00; Thu: 10:00-20:00; Fri: 10:00-17:00; (not Tue, Sat, Sun) Free (Non-ticketed)

V112GD4 Aug 6-30: 10.00-18:00 Free (Non-ticketed)

Painting, Sculpture

scotlandart.com • 2 St Stephen Place

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Aug 2-31: 10:00-18:00 (Thu 19:00) £10.00 (£7.00) Sep 1-5: 10:00-17:00 (Thu 19:00) £10.00 (£7.00)

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Arts by Offenders, Secure Patients and Detainees from Scotland. The Co-operative Koestler Exhibition for Scotland

Madeleine Shepherd and Carmen Moran

Girlguiding Edinburgh

APU

Lovecraftian interventions between the bookshelves at Transreal. Knitted tentacles threaten reality from the realm beyond. Can the monsters from Carmenland save the Hep Herd from eldritch horrors? Site-specific, mixed-media art and craft for all ages!

Koestler Trust

‘Arts by Offenders’ is an exhibition of artwork and B 0131 228 2689 V69GD1 creative writing produced by offenders, patients in secure Aug 2-31: 10:00-18:00 hospitals and immigration £7.00 (£5.00) centre detainees in Scotland. Sep 1-5: 10:00-17:00 £7.00 www.koestlertrust.org.uk (£5.00) Visual art

Filmhouse • 88 Lothian Road

Guiding memorabilia and archive material of Girlguiding in Edinburgh, including Gang Show. Go down memory lane, relive memories of your youth and be impressed at what Girlguiding has to offer girls of the 21st century! 

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Craft House Concept • 31E Minto Street

V126GH6 Aug 6 - Sep 5: 10:00-18:00, Sun 12.00 -18.00. (not Tue) Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition Dazzle Exhibitions

The Adam Pottery

Guide Headquarters • 33 Melville Street

A selling exhibition by the six resident makers. This vibrant show of contemporary and Aug 13-28 Fri: 19:00 (2h) £3.00 (£1.50) traditional ceramics covers an imaginative spectrum Sat: 14:00 (2h), 19:00 (2h) £3.00 (£1.50) of concepts and working M T W T F S S M T W T F S S methods. Visitors are 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 also very welcome to look 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 around our studios. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 www.adampottery.co.uk

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Craft, Visual art

Transreal Fiction • 7 Cowgatehead

The Adam Pottery • 76 Henderson Row

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Aug 2-Sep 4: Mon-Fri: 11:00-18:00 Sat: 10:00-18:00 Sun: 12:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed)

Aug 9-Sep 4: 11:00-18:00 (not Sun) Free (Non-ticketed)

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‘Craft House Concept’ invites you into our hand-crafted home from home for the duration of the Fringe. Engage with work by leading and emerging contemporary craftspeople from Scotland and the rest of the UK. News and events at www.livingwithcraft.com

Clay 2010: Studio Ceramics AU

Visual art

Craft, Visual art

Dean Gallery • 73 Belford Road

Painting, Visual art

National Gallery Complex • The Mound

Attack of the Knitted Tentacles

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This exhibition brings to Edinburgh the most comprehensive selection of paintings by Kobke ever to be shown outside Denmark. A contemporary of Turner, Kobke was one of the foremost talents of Denmark’s ‘Golden Age’.

Aug 6-29: (not Mon) Tue-Fri 10:30-17:30 Sat 10:00-17:30 Sun(12:00-17:00) Free (Non-ticketed)

Centenary Exhibition of Edinburgh Girlguiding

Modern, Visual art

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Craft

Asimi Jewellery • 40 George Street

Exhibition of affordable original artwork by selected gallery artists. Visitors may also view other works from the gallery stock of over 1000 original pieces. We can arrange carriage worldwide.

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Selling exhibition. 3,000 pieces. 28th year. 48 contemporary jewellery designers, following huge success at London’s National Theatre. Spectacular atrium space by leading restaurants and cafes. Opposite Sheraton Hotel by Usher Hall and Lyceum. Now selling online www.lovedazzle.com Craft

Traverse Theatre • Cambridge Street, off Lothian Road

B 0131 228 1404 V15GE3 Aug 6-30: 10:00-00:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

V182GE3 Aug 6-Sep 3: Sun-Thu: 10:00-23:00; Fri-Sat: 10:00-00:30 Free. (Tours on request) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Design Dinners

Down Over Up

APJ

APU

Inhouse

Martin Creed

Edinburgh Printmakers @ 100 Princes Street

APU ROSL Arts

Dine with the stars - mouthwatering designs from around the world. A spectacular installation where the celebrities are the place settings. Cutlery, tableware, glassware, furniture from renowned designers/ architects down the years. Frank Lloyd Wright to Zaha Hadid.

A solo exhibition of new and recent work by Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed. Featuring a major new commission, this playful and Established 1967, Edinburgh thought-provoking exhibition Printmakers is a world leader focuses on the incremental in contemporary printmaking. impulses within Creed’s work. This free exhibition concentrates on landscape. Multimedia, Visual art Artists include Kate Downie, The Fruitmarket Gallery • David Faithful, Jane Hyslop, 45 Market Street Gillian Murray, Graham Installation, Modern B 0131 225 2383 V359GD5 Todd and Gill Tyson. www. Inhouse • 28 Howe St edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk Aug 6-30: 10:00-19:00 B 0131 225 2888 V174GC3 Free (Non-ticketed) www.roslarts.org.uk Aug 5-28: 09:30-17:30 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Visual art (not Sun, Mon) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Royal Over-Seas League Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Discover Islam Exhibition

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• Overseas House, 100 Princes Street

Eastern Promise

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AU Persian Rug Village

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EXHIBITIONS Edinburgh’s world famous Royal Mile is transformed into a huge street theatre during August where you can see buskers, acrobats, fire-eaters and many other entertainers performing to the crowds. Experience all the colour of the Fringe at Fringe on the Royal Mile, supported by RBS.

Aug 2-Sep 5: 10:00-18:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Emotions: Photography Exhibition of Wild Scotland – Free

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Remember ‘1001 Nights’ in our unique exhibition of rug weaving, rug repairing and wool dyeing, demonstrated by Scottish Natural slide show. Discover how this Heritage/Scottish ancient art has evolved from Biodiversity Forum the beautiful architecture of the Romantic East.

APU

A dynamic experience of knowledge, art and culture, with friendly guides on hand to answer your questions and show you around the magnificent building. Admission is free, as are refreshments and literature. Full events programme: www.islamfestival.com

Edinburgh Central Mosque • 50 Potterrow

B 07717 015 457 V48GF5 Aug 7-31: Sat-Thu: 12:00-18:00, Fri 14.00-18.00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Traditional, Visual art

Persian Rug Village • 34 Morningside Road

B 0131 466 7071 V177GH2 Aug 5-31: 10:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A 30-image exhibition featuring spectacular images of Scotland’s nature, taken by Scotland’s people – the theme ‘Emotions’. In an industrialised and technological country like Scotland, how do people relate to nature? Event, Photography

Edinburgh Zoo • Corstorphine Road

B 0131 314 0350 V199GF1 Aug 18-31: 09:00-18:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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EXHIBITIONS

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Festival Exhibition

APJ

Flow-Pattern

APU John Reiach

Axolotl Gallery

FRINGE FRAMED

Figurative and narrative art from exciting emerging Scottish and international artists, presented by Edinburgh’s newest major commercial art gallery. Putting the contemporary back into art. www.axolotl.co.uk Painting, Visual art

Axolotl Gallery • 35 Dundas Street

V209GC4 Aug 6-30: 10:00-18:00 Sun 12:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Show us your love Taken some great photos of the Fringe? Get them published in the Metro newspaper by taking part in the Fringe Framed competition throughout August. The best of the season will win a camera from John Lewis. For more information visit www.edfringe.com

Semi-abstract colour and black and white photographs of nature. Also new work looking at the urban landscape, neglected corners which come alive in a certain light. Limited edition prints of various sizes. Old Assembly Close, High Street, just beside Fringe box office. Photography

The Faculty of Advocates • Old Assembly Close, High Street

V97GE5 Aug 13-30: Mon-Fri: 12:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Fringe Film Festival

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APU

New installations featuring work from Scottish and International artists in Edinburgh’s freshest conceptual art venue. The gallery carries work in a variety of media including installation, video, performance and sculpture. It’s a fine place to meditate on art.

C film

V208GLEITH Aug 6-28: Thu-Sat: 11:00-19:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

2,500 pupils across Scotland took part in 2010’s Competition. From June 10th, enjoy a display of shortlisted designs from every region in Scotland, including the winning entry by Morven Donald (13) from Park Mains High School. Sponsored by Mackie’s of Scotland Ice Cream. Event, Visual art

The Museum of Childhood • 42 High Street

V76GE6 Aug 2-Aug 30: Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00; Sun: 12:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

From Another Kingdom: The Fascinating World of Fungi – Free

PJ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Installation, Visual art

Axo Gallery • 59 Queen Charlotte Street

AU Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Festival Exhibition Axo Gallery

Fringe Poster Competition

Returning for a sixth season, the critically-acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, everyday. Features work from UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, worldwide. The destination for discerning film folk. ‘Spectacular’ (Scotsman). www.CtheFilm.com

A multimedia exhibition on the diverse world of fungi and their relationship with humans and the planet. Event, Multimedia Prepare to be shocked, C soco • Chambers Street surprised and amused by the and Cowgate hidden secrets ‘From Another B 0845 260 1234 V348GE5 Kingdom’. Aug 4-30: 10:00-late Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Science

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – John Hope Gateway • Entrance on Arboretum Place

B 0131 226 0000 V28GA2 Aug 2-Sep 5: 09:30-19:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Hard Rain: Our Headlong Collision with Nature

Into the Fringe

Joan Mitchell

FAU

APU

Gary Cockburn

Inverleith House

Mark Edwards

Artists’ studios, scripting sessions, rehearsals, dressing rooms, bondage clubs and more. A lone photographer gives a unique glimpse behind the curtain of Australia’s largest arts event. ‘Beautifully shot... wonderful use of light and emotion’ SSSSS (Kryztoff, Adelaide).

B 0131 226 0000 V224GF5 Aug 22-Sep 4: Exhibition: 00:01-23:59; Free (Non-ticketed) Aug 25: Talk: 16:00 (1h 30m) £10 (£5) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 4-30: 09:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Jewellery of the World

The Lewis Chessmen – Unmasked

AU National Museum of Scotland

APU Galerie Mirages

Impressionist Gardens National Galleries of Scotland

Painting, Visual art

National Gallery Complex • The Mound

V222GD4 Aug 2-31: 10:00-18:00 (Thur 19:00) £10.00 (£7.00). Sep 1-5: 10:00-17:00 (Thur 19:00) £10.00 (£7.00). T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Visit the Centre described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the North’ to see the magnificant arts and crafts murals now restored to their original beauty. Painting

Mansfield Traquair Centre • 15 Mansfield Place

V262GB5 Aug 9 -12, 16-20, 22-27, 30: 11:00-13:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The 148th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography

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A major international exhibition of around 90 works. The famous names of Impressionism will be represented, with fine examples by Monet, Renoir, Manet and Sisley. Later artists will also feature, including Cézanne, Bonnard, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Klimt.

AU

24th Festival Exhibition. Renowned worldwide for its designer jewellery. Galerie Mirages creates unique in-house designs, pearls, Roman glass, trade beads, coral, turquoise, amber, Polish designer, traditional and modern Indian sliver. The jewellery exhibition of the festival. Craft, Visual art

Galerie Mirages • 46a Raeburn Place

B 0131 315 2603 V149GB2 Aug 6-30: Mon-Sat: 10:00-18:00; Sun: 12:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Photographic Exhibition: Edinburgh and Beyond

APU Ed Fielding and Hamish King

Painting, Visual art

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Inverleith House • Entrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway)

Mark Edwards speaks about his striking photo exhibition, displayed 22 August – 04 B 0131 248 2971 V369GA2 September outside University Aug 2 -Sep 4: 10:00-17:30 of Edinburgh Informatics Free (Non-ticketed) Forum. The outside exhibition links images of global Photography, Visual art M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 challenges to Bob Dylan’s 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 C • Chambers Street words. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 www.teu.org.uk/hardrain Photography, Talk

Mansfield Past, Present Traquair Centre – and Future – Free Free

The first UK solo exhibition by the great American abstract Phoebe Anna Traquair St Mary’s Cathedral expressionist painter Joan Murals Mitchell (1925-1992) in ‘the most beautiful venue of the Festival’, focussing upon her love of nature and poetry with key works painted throughout her career.

AU

Hugh Robson Building • George Square

EXHIBITIONS

This significant new exhibition brings together chess pieces from National Museums Scotland and the British Museum and uses new research to explore the mystery and intrigue of the Lewis Chessmen. Visit www.nms.ac.uk/chessmen for full details.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

National Museum of Scotland • Chambers Street

The Edinburgh Photographic B 0131 225 7534 V179GE5 Society International Exhibition of Photography is Aug 2-Sep 5: 10:00-17:00 an annual event held at the Free society’s exhibition centre in M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Great King Street. 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

Photography

The Edinburgh Photographic Exhibition Centre • 68 Great King Street

V130GC3 Aug 8-Sep 5: Mon-Fri: 10:00-20:00 Sat: 13:00-20:00 Sun: 13:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Exhibitions reflecting the past, present and future. Baptismal, wedding and funeral garments from the Costume Society of Scotland, award-winning photographs of Burma-Assist refugees and Habitat for Humanity house building projects worldwide. Craft, Photography

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 2-31: Mon-Sat: 09:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00 Sun 12:00-15:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Original black and white photographs of Scotland’s capital with landscapes and townscapes, exploring the variety and beauty of our environment. Popular wildlife photographs. All beautifully presented and displayed in this 17th-century venue. www.edinburghandbeyond.com Photography

Gladstones Land • 477b Lawnmarket

V168GE4 Aug 17-22: 10:00-19:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Phoebe Anna Prints of Traquair Song School Murals – Darkness Free APJ

AU St Mary’s Cathedral

Painted 1888-1892, Traquair’s acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle ‘Benedicte Omnia Opera’. Showing Pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith. Tours meet at Palmerston Place cathedral entrance. www.cathedral.net Visual art

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

Edinburgh Printmakers

Exhibition of new work exploring record cover art published by Edinburgh Printmakers. Including original prints by 11 Scottish artists and a new LP of music by People Like Us, AKA international award-winning multimedia artist Vicki Bennett. Visual art

Edinburgh Printmakers • 23 Union Street

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Tue-Sat: 10:00-18:00 Aug 2-31: Mon-Sat: 11:00 & 12:00 (40m) (not Sun, Mon) Free (Non-ticketed) (not Sun) Free (Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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EXHIBITIONS Puppets

APU Galerie Mirages

Marking the eternal fascination with the world of puppets. A unique selling exhibition of antique puppets from China, ornate puppets from Burma, original old string puppets from Nepal and India and shadow puppets from Indonesia. Craft, Visual art

Galerie Mirages • 46a Raeburn Place

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

The Quality of Colour: an Exuberance of Tribal Art

APU Nomads’ Tent

An extraordinary collection of Gabbeh rugs from southern Iran premieres at the Nomads’ Tent. Gabbehs are authentic tribal rugs, woven in just one or two stunningly rich colours. Craft, Visual art

B 0131 315 2603 V149GB2 The Nomads Tent • Aug 6-30: 10:00-18:00 Sun: 12:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The Puzzling Zone and Bewilderworld

AU

21 St Leonard’s Lane

B 0131 662 1612 V142GF6 Aug 6-Sep 5: 10:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Reveries

APU Jorge Luengo

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Sandbach Six of the Best School Artists – AU Free

APU Sandbach School Artists

A collaborative exhibition featuring digital artwork from six accomplished Painting, Visual art artists. Neil Davies, Mike Giblin, Maryna Halton, Nick The Royal College of Harris, Olly Howe, and Kate Physicians • 9 Queen Knight will each have nine Street B 0131 226 0000 V181GC4 pieces of artwork on display. Preview the show at www. Aug 16-20: 11:00-19:00 digitaldesignscotland.co.uk Free (Non-ticketed)

The Scott Monument – Edinburgh 283

APJ Edinburgh 283

Magic, flavours and illusion as never experienced before by your senses. Taste the Doubling in size for its 175th exquisite Spanish cuisine anniversary with even more at Café Andaluz and enjoy interactive fun. Will you find magic from the hand of the your way out of the magical best magician in the world. mirror maze? Can you Enjoy your evening with loved Climb up Edinburgh’s shrink yourself like Alice in ones...dare to dream. unique, 200 foot high gothic Wonderland in the amazing rocketship and experience Ames room? Tasting, Magic its first ever photography Cafe Andaluz • Interactive, Science exhibition. Find hidden 77b George Street treasures from an emerging Camera Obscura and B 0131 220 9980 V183GD3 Edinburgh-based collective, World of Illusions • whilst enjoying unrivalled Castlehill, Royal Mile Aug 6-30 (not 19): panoramic views of the city. B 0131 226 3709 V160GE4 Sun-Thu 20:00-22:00 £30.00; www.edinburgh283.com Fri-Sat 15:00-17:00 £15.00 Aug 2-Sep 5: 9:30-19.30 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Photography, Site-specific £9.50 (£7.50) (£6.50 C) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Digital Design Services • 61 Bread Street

V331GF3 Aug 9-27: Mon-Fri: 10:00-16:00; Sat: 12:00-16:00 (not Sun) Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

small-medialarge at the Fringe

APU

AU

APU

Ever wondered how soap is made? For your amazement, Edinburgh’s artisan soapmakers perform live demonstrations of this traditional craft within our gallery of Scottish arts, crafts and ethical gifts. 2-4pm Thursdays and Fridays. Craft

Urban Outfitters

Inspirational local Scottish artists come together within one of Edinburgh’s newest architectural wonders featured on Princes Street. Urban Outfitters offers a different kind of experience, with art, music, literature and fashion combined. Installation, Multimedia

The Soap Co Edinburgh • 263 Canongate

Urban Outfitters • 124-125 Princes Street

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Aug 6-30: Mon-Fri: 10:00-19:00; Sat-Sun: 10:00-17:30 Free (Non-ticketed)

Aug 11-12: 10:00-00:00 Free (Non-ticketed)

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Ulf Mark Pederson

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Rob Hain

APU Art Amatoria

small-media-large

Glasgow’s small-media-large showcase their work in various fields of design-led practice. This exhibition gives an insight into design The Scott Monument process and presents their • East Princes Street most intriguing projects to Gardens date, whilst also featuring a B 0131 226 0000 V65GD4 strong emphasis on future directions. Aug 6-30: 09:00-19:00; Sun 10:00-18:00 Multimedia, Visual art £3.00 Monument entry T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Urban Art

Six Outstanding Soap Co Edinburgh Artists Showcasing the Best in Digital Art

In ‘This is Blackpool’ current Arts Specialist College students investigate the contrasts and contradictions of the resort through mixedmedia responses. ‘Old boys: New Works’ showcases current and ex-students’ recent work. Other guest artists showcase their work daily.

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A Soap Opera

Ulf’s practice draws much inspiration from the natural environment, using an old process called lenticular imaging to animate his photography. Ulf was also involved in ‘Power Plant’, the spectacular show at the Botanical Gardens last year. www.ulfmarkpedersen.co.uk

Painting

Art Amatoria • 10 Bellevue Crescent

Assembly @ George Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street V26GB5

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Gladstones Land • 477b Lawnmarket

Aug 5-30: 11:00-23:00 Free (Non-ticketed)

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Aug 3-8: 10:00-19:00 Free (Non-ticketed)

Enter the world of Rob Hain and experience a truly unique artist bringing Edinburgh and Scotland to life through colour, composition and lots of imagination. www.artamatoria.co.uk

Aug 5-26: Tue-Sat: 14:00-17:00 Free (Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com

EXHIBITIONS West End Fair

Work Ethic

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APU

3d2d

Steven Earl Weber

Zimbabwe Sculpture

U Vhukutiwa Gallery

Eighty exhibitors every day with new faces each week. An absolute must if you like buying contemporary work direct from the makers, artists and designers themselves. One of the festival’s liveliest daytime venues. www.westendfair.co.uk

Richard Demarco and Xela Batchelder present Steven Earl Weber. Through video projections, porcelain, gold and clay, Weber calls to mind our personal and social relationship to work, bringing attention to the value of manual labor.

Craft, Visual art

Multimedia, Sculpture

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

St John’s Church • Corner Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Assembly @ George of Princes Street and Place Street • Assembly Lothian Road B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 473 2000 V127GE3 Aug 11-26: 11:00-17:00 Aug 7-29: 11.00-18.00 (Not Aug 8) Free (Non-ticketed)

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(not Sun) Free (Non-ticketed)

Aug 5-30: 11:00-23:00 Free (Non-ticketed)

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Witness: The Spectre of Memory in Contemporary African Art

See page 159 for show information

APU Ed Cross Fine Art

Four African artists; engaged in different ways with memory and personal and national history. Memory as a source of inspiration and as the artist’s contribution to the collective memory. Painting, Visual art

Sun, Sea, Sand and fabulouS entertainment! 5 venueS including the Spectacular Spiegeltent! martin taylor, maggie bell and the british blues Quartet, phil cunningham & aly bain, barbara dickson, fat Sam’s band, Julie fowlis, eddi reader, orkestra del Sol, the treacherous orchestra, mr. boom, fc ukulele, Seaside Skiffle, Keith Warwick, cafe Jaques, Keep Smiling through, the Singing Kettle, rabbie burns, death in the chapel, the nova Scotia Jazz band, the flyrite dance company, opera east lothian, alex cornish, chloe matharu, hi voltage rockabilly, beezer and bombskare, fred macaulay, Shappi Khorsandi, the alleycats and much more.

English-Speaking Union • 23 Atholl Crescent

V158GE2 Aug 6-30: 10:00-18:00 Free (Non-ticketed) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Animation workshops, Dancebase performances and workshops, Authors in conversation, Children’s theatre and storytelling, Filmhouse 25th Anniversary film retrospective. Star appearance by The Reaper, a 70’ Fifie sailing herring drifter only 35 minuteS by train from the centre of edinburgh Extra late trains promised by Scotrail. Tickets on sale through the website www.fringebythesea.com or at Greens and Blues and the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick

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MUSIC

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

A Cappella Allsorts

Absolutely Free Absolutely One-Handed Live Music 1

AU

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midge

Live Music 7 Nights Until 3am/PBH’s Free Fringe

Steve Warzycki

Fringe regulars return to perform Byrd’s Mass for five voices and other sacred and secular pieces from the 16th century including Janequin, Palestrina, Gibbons and Monteverdi. Great music in a wonderful acoustic setting. Classical, A cappella

Aug 21: 17:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (Free Ticketed C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

ABCs of Broadway

AU MGA Productions

From ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ to an amazing musical starting with Z that we can’t quite find yet! Join us on our very own yellow brick road as we journey through the alphabet of Broadway and the West End. Compilation

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

Free live music from 9pm every night until 3am. B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Featuring Edinburgh’s finest Aug 20: 12:30 (1h) £9.00 acoustic performers. Cover versions of rock’n’roll through (£7.00) to blues and soul. Serving M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 breakfast, lunches and main 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 meals all day until 9pm. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 www.royalmiletavern.com Acoustic

B 0131 557 9681 V228GE5 Aug 2-Sep 5: 21:00 (6h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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Aug 17: 20:00 (2h30m) £7.00 (£6.00)

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Acoustic Edinburgh

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Aberdeen A Cappella

Join the award-winning Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines in a lighthearted afternoon of entertainment and barbershop singing that will razzle dazzle. Step out with your baby and join the fun. www.aberdeenchorus. co.uk Acoustic, Compilation

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 21: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Acoustic

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AN Presenting a triptych of Acoustic Edinburgh stunning artists from across the musical spectrum, Acoustic Edinburgh builds on its nine-year legacy of beautiful, original music in our intimate venue. Tonight featuring: Edwina Hayes, Player Piano and Stanley Odd. Acoustic

‘Absolutely Free Live Music’ in Whistlebinkies, just off the Royal Mile, open until 5am every night. Presenting over 150 acts featuring local and national talent, smaller touring artists alongside tribute and cover acts. Visit www.whistlebinkies.com

Whistlebinkies • 4-6 South Bridge

B V304GE5 Aug 2-Sep 5: 18:00 (5h59m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,Sep 3-4: 00:00 (5h) (Free Nonticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Medina & Negociants • 45-47 Lothian Street

B 0131 225 6313 V205GF5 Aug 10: 20:00 (2h30m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Airy Delights

FAU

FAPU

Adriana

St Clement’s Wind Ensemble

Adriana and her band bring their sparkling brand of acoustic alt-folk back to the Fringe for the third year, following her storming 2009 sell-out run. There are only two shows, so get your tickets fast! www.myspace.com/ adrianamusic

Our final triptych of stunning artists from across the musical spectrum, Acoustic Edinburgh builds on its nine year legacy of beautiful, original music in our intimate venue. Tonight featuring: Alex Cornish, The Elements and Meursault. Acoustic

Medina & Negociants • 45-47 Lothian Street

B 0131 225 6313 V205GF5 Aug 24: 20:00 (2h30m) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

St Clement’s Wind Ensemble – ‘a must-see for any classical music fan’ (ThreeWeeks) – will be back this year with music by Mozart, Brahms (Serenade Op.16), Spohr and others. Full details on www.scwe.vpweb.co.uk

Acoustic

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

Classical

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile

B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 19-20: 17:00 (1h30m) Aug 21-22: 18:30 (1h)

B 0131 225 6313 V205GF5 £8.00 (£6.00)

Acoustic Edinburgh Festival 3

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£9.00 (£7.00)

Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines

Our second triple headline of stunning artists from across the musical spectrum, Acoustic Edinburgh builds on its nine-year legacy of beautiful, original music in our intimate venue. Tonight featuring: Emily Scott, Jo Mango and The Banana Sessions.

Medina & Negociants • 45-47 Lothian Street

Absolutely Free Live Music 2

Adriana Spina

Acoustic Edinburgh

Acoustic Edinburgh Festival 1

The Royal Mile Tavern • 127 High Street

Live Music 7 Nights B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Until 5am/PBH’s Free Fringe Aug 26,28: 19:30 (1h)

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Classical

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile

B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6

Stefan Warzycki’s debut recital in his reinvented form as a left-handed virtuoso includes Bach’s famous ‘Chaconne’ and some of Godowsky’s sumptuous ‘Studies on Chopin’s Etudes’. You’d never believe it can be done with one hand!

Acoustic Edinburgh Festival 2

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Afternoon Organ Recitals in the City

AU Brigitte Harris and Colin Tipple

Enjoy sparkling afternoon organ recitals in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street with Brigitte Harris and Colin Tipple.

£7.00 (£5.00)

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Alan Cumming – I Bought a Blue Car Today

M Assembly by Arrangement with Untitled Entertainment & CAA

Classical

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Scottish star of stage and Aug 10,17: 16:30 (1h) £6.00 screen Cumming unleashes his favourite tunes, belting M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 out celebrated hits alongside 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 little-known gems, whilst 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 captivating his audience with poignant anecdotes from his colourful and fantastic past. Cabaret

Assembly @ Assembly Hall • Mound Place

B 0131 623 3030 V35GE4 Aug 13-15: 00:00 (1h30m) £20.00 (£18.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Alastair Savage Alexander’s – Scots Fiddle Feast Old and New AU

FAU

Alastair Savage Trio

MUSIC

Alice Cavaye

FAU Alice Cavaye

Ludus Baroque

‘Alexander’s Feast’, Handel’s setting of the astonishingly vivid Dryden poem, performed by an international cast including Sophie Bevan, Robin Blaze, Ed Lyon and William Berger, with a sensational handpicked chorus and the simply stunning Ludus Baroque period chamber orchestra.

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Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile

B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 Aug 7: 20:00 (1h45m) £10.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Alex Yellowlees Gypsy Jazz

FAU Alex Yellowlees

Alba Brass

FAU A concert of mainly American music given by Scotland’s premier brass group, Alba Brass, directed by Terry Johns. Including music by Bernstein, Charles Ives, Gershwin and John Williams given in the beautiful setting of St Cuthbert’s church beneath Edinburgh Castle.

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church • Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street

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B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405

V123GF1

Aug 11: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

U 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 Jazz

B 0131 226 0000 V122GE3 Acoustic Music Centre Aug 21: 18:00 (1h45m) £10.00 (£8.50)

Blues, Jazz

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

Ali McGregor’s Jazz Cigarette

Alba Brass

@ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 14: 21:00 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

FAPU

Americana

FU Westport Unitarian Chamber Choir

Amy Geddes Trio

TFAU Amy Geddes Trio

All the King’s Men

She never sang until after the death of her jazz-loving husband. Now Alice, with Classical pianist Peter Angus, bassist/ Alastair is joined by guitarist/ Canongate Kirk • guitarist Robert Murphy, pianist Euan Drysdale and Canongate, Royal Mile takes centre stage with a double bassist Iain Crawford B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 programme of jazz standards to perform Scotland’s – expect Fitzgerald, Lee, celebrated fiddle music from Aug 10: 19:00 (2h) £15.00 Laine, Kidd. Pure, heartfelt the past as well as the group’s M T W T F S S M T W T F S S own original compositions. 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 quality. Acoustic, Folk

All the King’s Men – Picking Up the Pieces

Westport Unitarian Chamber Choir’s first visit to Scotland Fourteen distinctive young offers a dynamic program men, infectious tunes and fun of mainly American music choreography. This wonderful filled with rhythmic vitality performance is produced and harmonic richness that with voices only. Varied yet promises to delight. These accessible repertoire. A show talented singers will also seasoned with humour and perform at St Mark’s Sunday mischief fit for any king! Service. A cappella

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

£6.50 (£5.00)

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Alternotive a Cappella

TAPU

Ali McGregor

Cabaret, Jazz

Oxford’s crazily cool award-winning a cappella group entertain with a mix of pop, rock and R&B. An hour of dazzling harmonies and ridiculous dancing, the Alternotives are all about having a laugh. Come see for yourself! ‘Breathtaking’ (Cherwell.org). Pop, A cappella

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street

Aug 9: 17:30 (1h) £6.00 (£4.00)

Aug 9-10: 20:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

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Amoeba to Zebra

The Andi Neate Band

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Andi Neate Band

A natural history musical 4.6 billion years in the making. Pop music and science fact come together in an educational concept show that tells the story of evolution through 14 songs, narration, visuals and really wild props. www.amoebatozebra.co.uk

Folk/jazz with a raw acoustic kick, stunning vocals and delightfully quirky lyrics, from this accomplished, awardwinning singer/songwriter. Upbeat, sophisticated and elegant; beautifully-woven soul stories and compelling adventures. ‘Street-tough acoustic artist set to go far’ (MU Magazine).

Musical, Pop

Assembly @ George Laughing Horse @ The Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 XAug 5-6: 20:00 (1h)

£5.00

Aug 7-8,23-26,30: 20:00 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 27-29: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Folk, Traditional

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 B 0845 508 8515 V53GE6 Aug 8: 11:00 (1h) (Free B 0131 668 2019; for info only Ticketed) tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 16-21: 15:30 (45m)

Oxford Alternotives

Ali McGregor (‘La Clique’, ‘Variety-Nite’) returns with classic jazz ballads and sassy blues made famous by Billie, Ella and Britney. ‘…stunning, seldom does one find such grace and energy combined in one voice’ (Herald Sun, Melbourne).

St Mark’s artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace

Seasoned fiddler Geddes presents a new trio with Kevin MacKenzie (guitar) and Tom Lyne (double bass). The shared intimacy of these players brings a new sound to the Scottish fiddle scene, mixing traditional and contemporary compositions.

Aug 7-21: 14:15 (1h) £10.00 B 0131 667 7533 V170GF6 (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Aug 5-13: 14:30 (1h) 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Free Non-ticketed) 6 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 29: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Acoustic

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street

B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 19-20: 19:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Are You Being Serious?

FPU

Arlo Guthrie

AN Arlo Guthrie

Fabio D’Andrea Productions

Featuring renowned composer and pop producer to the superstars Fabio D’Andrea, as well as surprise special guests, these one-off performances will be a treat not to be missed, promising to totally knock the stuff outta stuffiness!

St Mark’s artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace

B 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 Aug 20,24-25,27: 17:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Ariul: Made in Korea See page 178 for show information

Andy White

Another Night at the Opera

FAU

FAU

Andy White

Andrew Wright

Antonio Forcione’s Greatest (Almost) Hits

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 13: 21:00 £12.00 (£10.00)

Acclaimed pianist Andrew Wright returns to the Fringe with a new selection of arrangements from opera. Original music by Massenet, Verdi, Wagner, Bellini and others; arrangers include Liszt Italian-born virtuoso Forcione is a long-established Fringe and Thalberg. favourite. Unique blend of absolute genius, comic Classical timing, warmth and charm St Mark’s artSpace • 7 will have audiences on the Castle Terrace edge of their seats in awe, on B 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 their feet with applause.

(1h15m) Aug 26: 20:00 (1h30m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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Aug 29: 17:15 (1h30m) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Assembly @ Princes St Gardens • West Princes St Gardens, Princes St

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AU David Hamilton

Strathclyde University organist David Hamilton returns to Canongate to launch his latest CD, recorded here earlier this year. A programme of popular Bach works in the incomparable acoustic setting of this historic Edinburgh church. Folk music icon and legendary artist shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. As a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he maintains a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. www.arlo.net Acoustic, Folk

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 19: 20:00 (1h30m) £18.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Classical

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile

B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 Aug 21,28: 12:00 (1h15m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Bach for Breakfast

AU ROSL Arts

Austen George

FAU Austen George

Ariul

U Assembly By Arrangement With Antonio Forcione

Long-time collaborator with Peter Gabriel and Tim Finn, and acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading singersongwriters, the bard of Belfast returns in top form. ‘I love this man and his music. Rave on!’ (Janice Long). www.andywhite.com

FAPJ

Bach at the Canongate

Ariul presents ‘Made in Korea’ a fusion of western and eastern instruments, dance and vocal performance. Ariul will enchant, engage and inspire. The ticket price to this international premier includes traditional Korean tea and snack. Part of www. festivalofspirituality.org.uk

The Edinburgh singersongwriter, with his band The Set Up, returns with new, musically ambitious songs, strong vocals, and versatile guitar. His storytelling lyrics and sometimes powerful rock rhythms, are worth going out for and coming home to. www.myspace.com/ austengeorge

Traditional, World music

Acoustic, Folk

St John’s Church • Corner Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell of Princes Street and Terrace Lothian Road

Eleventh sell-out series. International prize winners including cellists Edward King, Dai Dai Wu and pianists Alasdair Beatson and Ben Schoeman perform Bach and contemporaries. Different artists and programmes each concert. Tea/coffee pastries afterwards included. www.roslarts.org.uk Classical

Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street

B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 16,18,20,23,25,27: 09:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 668 2019; for info only B 0131 473 2000 V127GE3 tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 22-25,27-28: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 18: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Aug 26,29: 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 23: 20:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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Aug 23-25: 18:15 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00) Aug 26-29: 18:15 (1h) £13.00 (£12.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Bach – The Six Solo Suites

The Bala Brothers

TFAU

U

John Rayson

Andrew Kay and David Vigo

Acclaimed viola player and composer John Rayson performs Fritz Spindler’s transcription of J S Bach’s ‘Six Suites for unaccompanied cello’ BWV 1007-1012. ‘Viola playing as evocative as one could wish’ (Strad). www.jasminmusic.com Classical, Music

St Mark’s artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace

B 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 Aug 10,14: 16:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Bach to the Future

FAU MuzicWorx

Classical

Assembly @ Princes St Gardens • West Princes St Gardens, Princes St

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Street • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street

B 0131 623 3030 V3GD4 B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 Aug 16-19: 20:00 (1h) Aug 9,16: 20:00 (1h) £17.00 (£15.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Barbara Morrison – Behind the Green Door

Barbara (7 years Ray Charles) sings it like it is! Our intimate loft provides the setting, The Tom Finlay Trio provides the groove. 5-star reviews (Scotsman, Herald (2009)), Herald Angel Award (2009). www.outhouse-edinburgh. co.uk Jazz

B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 The Outhouse • 12A Aug 9-13,16-20: 14:00 (1h) £9.50 (£6.00)

U

Award-winning top song stylist, singer and performer, performs a great repertoire Multi award-winning trio, the by Springsteen, Dylan, Cohen Bala Brothers are the latest and more from her new singing sensations from South album. Championing ‘The Africa. The extraordinary Bala New American Songbook’, Brothers captivate through critics say ‘takes your breath their soaring harmonies and away’ and ‘sensational’. unique ability to infuse opera www.barbjungr.co.uk sounds with those of popular African music. Assembly @ George

Outhouse Productions

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street

Barb Jungr Dave Mauchline

AN

Classical music demystified! Hear masterpieces come to life free from the intimidating formality of the concert hall; let our illuminating artists reveal their insights into the music, composers and performance. Ideal for the classically curious. www.muzicworx.co.uk

MUSIC

Broughton Street Lane

£12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 20-22: 20:00 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Bartok and Shostakovich Late

AJ ROSL Arts

String quartets by Bartok, Shostakovich and other 20th-century composers performed by the Brodowski Quartet and the Solstice Quartet. Perfect musical nightcap for discerning Fringe diehards! Includes a complimentary glass of Hungarian wine from 10pm. www.roslarts.org.uk Classical, Folk

Royal Over-Seas League B 0131 226 0000 V99GC5 • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street Aug 8-12,14,16-21,27-29: 19:00 (1h15m) £13.00

B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3

Aug 8-12,14,16-21,27-29: 21:00 (1h15m) £13.00

Aug 19,26: 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

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MUSIC Bavarian BrassBand on Tour

AU

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Beethoven for Breakfast

Bellevue Rendezvous

Bernstein and Fauré

Bessie Smith and the Blues

AU

AL

AU

FAU

ROSL Arts

Bellevue Rendezvous

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir

Liz Dicks

Bavarian BrassBand

Wearing traditional costumes the Bavarian BrassBand tries to entertain you with nice tunes from the south of Germany and Bohemia. Come and let’s have fun together. You won’t regret it!

Choral favourites sung by the choir of St Andrew’s and St George’s West in their annual Fringe concert. Fauré Requiem and Bernstein Chichester psalms directed by Brigitte Harris.

Traditional

Acoustic, Classical

Outside The Hub • Castlehill

B 0131 444 1725 V214GE4 Aug 11: 11:00 (3h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Beardyman Unshaved

L Beardyman

11th sell-out series. Beethoven and contemporaries performed by international awardwinnng musicians including Hilary Hayes, Stephen DePledge, Leonari Piano Trio, Brodowski and Solstice String Quartets. Different programmes each concert. Tea/coffee/pastries afterwards in beautiful surroundings included. SSSS (ThreeWeeks). www.roslarts.org.uk Classical

Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street

B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 17,19,24,26: 09:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Unlike anything else you will see this year, UK beatbox champion Beardyman takes you on a mind-expanding journey through his larynx. Jaw-dropping musical mentalness, live and unplanned. ‘Do whatever it takes to get a ticket’ (Time Out). www.beardyman.co.uk

An inventive Scottish based trio of Gavin Marwick (fiddle), Cameron Robson (cittern) and Ruth Morris (nyckelharpa).’Elemental, mesmeric, extraordinarily beautiful ... this string trio is an absolute triumph, fabulous, cathartic, invigorating, likely to be in my 2010 top ten’ (Monaghan). www.myspace.com/ bellevuerendezvous Folk, World music

The LOT • 4 Grassmarket

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Bert Jansch

AM

Aug 25: 21:00 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Benny Gallagher

Beirut

Benny Gallagher

FAU

AL Edge Festival

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 22: 21:00 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

That Swing Sensation Big Band

A toe-tapping programme of big band favourites. Start the weekend with a swing from one of Scotland’s well-loved big bands. If big band and swing are your thing, don’t miss it. www.swingsensation.co.uk Jazz

show ‘Bessie Smith and the

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Music Centre at St Brides this year, following its success in 2008 and 2009. www.lizdicks.co.uk

Aug 27: 19:30 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Blues, Jazz

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 13: 19:15 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Aug 28: 12:30 (1h) £10.00 (£7.00)

AU

St Andrew’s and St Jazz singer Liz Dicks’ critically George’s West • 13 acclaimed one-woman Fringe George Street

B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Blues’ returns to the Acoustic

B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 Bert Jansch

A melting pot of musical mayhem ensues when Beirut take to any stage. Electronica, pop, Balkan folk and indie rock are effortlessly pulled Comedy, Musical apart and reworked into a Udderbelly’s Pasture • rich intertwined tapestry of Bristo Square musical genius. A must-see! Rare opportunity for Fringe B 08445 458 252 V300GF5 The Edge Festival @ HMV visitors: Simon & Garfunkel, Garth Brooks, Mary Hopkin, Picture House • Aug 16: 18:55 (1h) £14.00 Ringo Starr, Gallagher & Lyle, 31 Lothian Road (£12.50) Don Williams, Phil Everly, Rick B 08444 999 990 V 265 G E3 Nelson and Rita Coolidge Aug 17: 21:55 (1h) £14.00 (£12.50) have recorded his songs – not Aug 22: 19:30 (3h) £17.00 to be missed! www.myspace. M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 com/bennygallagher 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 3

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

Big Band Swing

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Bil&Cyn Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

PN Bil&Cyn/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Bicentenary Concert: Robert Tannahill Legendary and hugely influential guitarist, songwriter and member of Pentangle, Jansch’s groundbreaking guitar playing and emotive songs have captivated generations. Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake and Johnny Marr are devotees, and Jansch is still going strong. www.bertjansch.com

APU Five Freens (Morran, Weatherby, Brechin, Duff, Freeman)

From folk blues to bossa, genetics and money. From beeswax and dollars, to phonetics and honey. Poems about nature, songs from the sea. Poems on the Free Fringe, Fringe songs for free. www.myspace.com/bilandcyn Poetry

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

Acoustic, Folk

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Foot-tapping folk music;

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Aug 26-27: 20:00 (2h) £18.00 (£16.00)

XAug 8-9: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

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instrumental/vocal - cittern, accordion, guitar, whistles, cello, voices. Traditional songs from Scotland’s Robert Tannahill, Burns’ successor. Ideal family show. Brechin Records CDs. ‘Producer Fred Freeman has assembled some sterling performances here’ (Scotsman).

Aug 10-14: 19:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Folk, Traditional

Diverse Attractions • Riddles Court, 322 Lawnmarket

B 0131 225 8961 V11GE4 Aug 23-28: 19:30 (1h10m) £10.00 (£9.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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FAU Bill Adair

MUSIC

Birds and Beasts Blazin’ Fiddles – Music of AU Martyn Bennett Blazin’ Fiddles and Fraser Fifield

Barbara “Behind the Green Door” Morrison Theres a lot going on behind that door!

funkswing

honkey tonk

FAU

bluesballads

Mr McFall’s Chamber With Fraser Fifield

With his rich vocals and carefully crafted guitar style, Bill is one of Scotland’s most respected singer-songwriters. Combining influences from folk and blues, Bill’s music addresses universal themes of love, work, loss and Following their ‘Birds and redemption. Unmissable. Beasts’ release, McFall’s bring www.billadair.net a programme of maverick contemporary music by two of Acoustic, Folk Scotland’s most adventurous traditional musicians. Pipes, Acoustic Music Centre percussion, bass, piano, string @ St Brides • 10 Orwell quartet. www.mcfalls.co.uk Terrace B 0131 668 2019; for info only Classical, Folk tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 24-25: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

A Billie Holiday Tribute

FAN Vivienne Black Music

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 25: 19:30 (1h20m) £14.00 (£12.00) (£8.00 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Scotland’s award-winning group draw the distinct flavour of fiddle music from various regions of the Highlands and Islands. From solo to ensemble sets, they all come together in a fiery blend that raises the roof! Folk

Brunton Theatre • Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Scotsman & Herald 2009

“The McMurdo Sound”

Outhouse Venue 99 Tickets available via Fringe Box Office 12a Broughton Street Lane www.outhouse-edinburgh.co.uk

See page 175, 182 for show information

DEAN FRIEDMAN IN CONCERT

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Blueflint

AU

The Lot (venue 24) Aug. 11 - 22 (not 16, 17) 9pm

Blueflint

The Black Lantern Cabaret

See page 182 for show information

TFAPN The Blues Blues Shaman Brothers – Live! FAN

TFAU

An intoxicating night of burlesque, breakdancing and spoken word, exploding into live rock, ska, electronica and hip-hop. Featuring The Amphetameanies, Stanley Odd, The Party Program, residents The Ministry of Burlesque and more. Thrilling non-stop ecstatic cabaret!

Trademark twin banjo Hartshorn-Hook bluegrass sound with echoes Productions of Gillian Welch. Crisp vocals tell dark stories of heartbreak, revenge and aching melancholy in a wonderful take on Americana. Lovely melodies and tuneful harmonies abound.

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Steve Tallis (Blues Shaman Australian Griot Sorcerer of Sounds)

B Minor Mass

AU Ludus Baroque

Ludus Baroque’s nights at Canongate Kirk and the ones that matter, not least when the B minor Mass is the work being presented’ (Herald). With Sophie Bevan, Robin Blaze, Ed Lyon and William Berger. Classical

Folk

Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile

Brunton Theatre • Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Join the party as our B 0131 665 2240 V191GC6 suited-and-booted big band The Jazz Bar • 1a roar their way through Aug 26: 19:30 (2h) £14.50 Chambers Street unforgettable classics. Grab (£12.50) B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 your shades and get ready Cabaret, Event M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 to rock as the Blues Brothers Aug 17-18: 19:30 (1h) Zoo Roxy • 2 Roxburgh 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 blow you away. ‘Quite simply £7.00 (£6.00) Place 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 unmissable’ SSSSS M T W T F S S M T W T F S S (BroadwayBaby.com). 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 662 6892 V115GE6 www.hartshornhook.com 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Aug 10-16: 00:20 (1h30m) 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 £9.00 (£7.00) Jazz, Vocal Blues, Jazz

Craig McMurdo

Aug 18-19: 19:30 (2h) £14.50 (£12.50)

Black Lantern

Languid and compelling, Melbourne performer Vivienne Black evokes memories of an era and jazz icon. In rich dulcet tones, Black describes the life and music of the great Lady Day, accompanied by inspired musicianship.

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with the Tom Finlay Trio

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B 0131 226 0000 V60GD6 Aug 12: 19:00 (2h20m) Songs laden with power, £15.00 passion, and beauty from Australian singer/songwriter. M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Earthy blues, breathless a 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 cappella field hollers, rhythms 3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 that evoke and conjure spiritual forces. A powerful incarnation of raw beauty, wisdom and timelessness of the ages. www.stevetallis.com Blues, World music

B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 The Jazz Bar • 1a

Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 23:15 Chambers Street (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,27- Aug 11-12: 23:00 (1h30m) 30: 23:15 (50m) £10.50 £7.00 (£6.00) (£9.50) Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 23:15 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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MUSIC Brahms at Teatime

AU ROSL Arts

Works by Brahms and other 19th-century masters performed by award-winning musicians including cellist Dai Dai Wu, pianists Alasdair Beatson and Stephen DePledge, Leonari Piano Trio. Different artists and programmes each concert. Tea/coffee shortbread afterwards included. www.roslarts.org.uk Classical

Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Burns2Brel!

AL Scottish Singer Wendy Carle Taylor Friends

Beautiful ballads, delicious chansons, haunting Scottish/ Irish melodies. A spellbinding new show of traditional and contemporary songs inspired by Burns, Brel, Woody Guthrie... SSSSS (public reviews Fringe 2008/9). ‘Excellent celebration’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Her singing is a true feast for the soul’ (List). www.wendycarletaylor.com   Acoustic

The LOT • 4 Grassmarket

The Butterfly Effect

FAU Varieté Velociped, Sweden: Erik Petersen, Bengt Johansson, Svante Drake

Caledonian Folk Camerata and Blues at the Ritmata Guildford AU

AN

End of Princes Street)

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B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 20-21: 19:15 (1h)

B 0131 510 0022 V152GE5 Aug 19-28: 20:00 (4h)

Aug 17,19,24,26: 16:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 18: 12:45 (45m) £9.00 (£7.00)

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The Burns Unit

Brenda FAM Cochrane – Just Burns Unit for Joe

Aug 18-21: 13:50 (45m) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cadenza at the Fringe

AK

AU

Brenda Cochrane – Just for Joe

Cadenza

A genuine, honest and often very funny one-woman account of a singer’s life. ‘Imagine Vonda Shepherd, Aretha Franklin and Eva Cassidy rolled into one and that’s Brenda Cochrane’ (Mark Blinkhorn, EdinburghGuide.com). Jazz

Brunton Theatre • Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

B 0131 665 2240 V191GC6 Aug 21: 19:30 (2h) £14.50 (£12.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Emma Pollock, Future Pilot AKA, Karine Polwart, King Creosote, Kim Edgar, Mattie Foulds, Michael Johnston and MC Soom T come together to celebrate and release their debut record ‘Side Show’. Prepare for a surprise or two. www.theburnsunitband.com Compilation

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 9: 19:30 (1h15m) £14.00 (£12.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 1 5 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 9 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

(Free Non-ticketed)

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Caledon – Scotland’s Tenors

U CaledonMusic.com Ltd

One of Scotland’s most exciting and versatile choirs conducted by Jenny Sumerling performs the Fauré Requiem with baritone, Alexander Robin Baker, Cantique de Jean Racine and Langlais Messe Solennelle. ‘Lovely pitch, tone and diction’ (Herald).

Carine Tinney, Dorothea Harris

Musselburgh

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Classical

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Aug 19: 12:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Capella

APU Capella

Camille O’Sullivan – Chameleon

TPU Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Edinburgh-based band, Capella, brings a brand new acoustic show to this year’s Fringe. Maxine Bowman (vox), Andy Rowland (keys) and Ashley Kimber sit in the spaces between Eva Cassidy and Ludovico Einaudi. Come soothe away your festival fatigue. Acoustic

The LOT • 4 Grassmarket

Alan Beck, Jamie MacDougall and Ivan Sharpe mix Greyfriars Kirk • traditional favourites with Greyfriars Place, contemporary Scottish Candlemaker Row classics, paying tribute B 0131 226 0000 V131GE5 to king of music hall, Sir Harry Lauder, and king of Aug 21: 20:00 (2h) £15.00 rock’n’roll, Elvis Presley (his (£12.50) (£4.00 C) grandmother was Scottish!). Classical

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AU Enjoy a wonderful selection of Baroque chamber music at lunchtime with soprano, Carine Tinney, accompanied by violin, cello and harpsichord. A lively and enjoyable programme of arias and cantatas by Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell and many more!

Guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker leads his acclaimed ensemble, merging classical, jazz, Latin The best free pub music and flamenco in a stunning event, in its 16th year. programme featuring fiery A musical cabaret loaded Scotland’s favorite folk ‘n’ fun instrumental showpieces with surprises and humour. band Yard of Ale with guests and passionate world song. Innovative beatbox; incredible Sandy Tweeddale, Bedford Special guest vocalist – Daisy instruments; wine glasses, Falls, FC Ukulele, Eddie Chute (All Angels). ‘Startling skis, Brahms performed on Walker and Wishing Well. virtuosity’ (Scotsman). a tuned bicycle creating the Caledonian ales. sound of a Caribbean steel Jazz band; all culminating in a Blues, Folk Brunton Theatre scrap-art chain reaction. Guildford Arms • 1 West • Ladywell Way, Find us on Youtube Register Street (off East

Augustine’s • 41 George B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 IV Bridge £11.00 (£9.00)

Camerata Ritmata

Yard of Ale and Guests –16th Year

Cantare e Sonare

Assembly @ Princes St Gardens • West Princes St Gardens, Princes St

B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 ‘Raunchy, dangerously fragile’ Aug 22-23: 19:00 (1h) SSSSS (Edinburgh Evening News). Dark, chameleon-like, £6.00 (£5.00) award-winning singer has M T W T F S S M T W T F S S stunned audiences with 5-star 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 performances worldwide and 3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 a show-stealing appearance on ‘Jools Holland’. New show explores songs by Cave, Radiohead, Bowie, Brel and Waits. www.camilleosullivan.com Assembly @ George

B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 Street • Assembly Aug 16: 21:45 (1h10m) £15.00 (£12.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Rooms, 54 George Street

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Capercaillie

AM Capercaillie

MUSIC

Carus Thompson Cathedral & Band Festival Eucharists – TFAU Free Carus Thompson

AU St Mary’s Cathedral

‘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). www.capercaillie.co.uk Folk, Traditional

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

Join the Cathedral’s choir and congregation to celebrate the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the finest Anglican cathedral music. Featuring mass settings by Mozart, Vierne & Kodaly. Details of all music at www.cathedral.net Australian singer-songwriter Carus Thompson has toured with: Jack Johnson, John Butler, Seth Lakeman and The Waifs. His emotive songs engage while getting the crowd dancing, especially backed by his brilliant band. Folk, rock and reggae! Folk, Rock

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street

Classical

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 8,15,22: 10:30 (1h15m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 12,19: 17:30 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 15,22: 20:00 (1h30m) £18.00 (£16.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Carol Kidd

AU Carol Kidd

Aug 9,11: 19:30 (1h) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 10,12-15: 21:00 (1h30m) £6.00 (£5.00)

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Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recital: John Scott

AU St Mary’s Cathedral

Join us for a memorable recital given by one of the world’s greatest organists. International concert and recording artist Renowned for her impeccable John Scott (Saint Thomas phrasing and distinctive church, New York) presents delivery, Carol Kidd breathes works by Bach, Howells and fresh life into jazz standards. Leighton. Joined by her guitarist Nigel Classical Clark. ‘Carol Kidd is the best kept secret of British jazz’ St Mary’s Cathedral • (Frank Sinatra). Palmerston Place Jazz

Brunton Theatre • Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

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B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 30: 20:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£5.00 C) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cathedral Festival Evensong – Free

AU St Mary’s Cathedral

Choral services sung by the cathedral choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with a tradition of daily services. Evensong on Wednesday 18 is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Details of all music at www. cathedral.net Classical

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 8,15,22: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 9-11,13,16-17,20: 17:30 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 18: 16:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cathedral Handel’s Messiah

AU St Mary’s Cathedral

The critically acclaimed choir of St Mary’s Cathedral (‘superb’ Sunday Times) is joined by period ensemble Ludus Baroque for a performance of Handel’s masterpiece. Classical

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 14: 19:30 (2h) £15.00 (£12.00) (£10.00 C)

See page 204 for show information

Cathedral Late Night Anniversaries By Candlelight

AU St Mary’s Cathedral

Cathedral Late Cathedral Late Night Bohemian Night: Music Rhapsodies From the USA

AU

AU

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral

The Fell Clarinet Quartet presents a late night mix of music from eastern Europe in the wonderfully atmospheric St Mary’s Cathedral.

Soprano Danae Eleni’s programme includes Schumann’s ‘Leider-Album die Jugend’ as well as music by Wolf. John Bryden plays an Classical all-Schumann programme on St Mary’s Cathedral • the Cathedral’s fine Steinway Palmerston Place piano. B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Classical Aug 25: 22:00 (40m) St Mary’s Cathedral • £7.00 (£5.00)

Palmerston Place

B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 9: 22:00 (40m) £7.00 (£5.00) Aug 16: 22:00 (40m) £7.00 (£5.00)

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In the candlelit beauty of St Mary’s, three recitals from the USA. Oliver Brewer, tenor, sings settings of American poetry plus organ recitals by Christian Lane and Ruaraidh Sutherland. Classical

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 5,12,19: 22:00 (40m) £7.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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2 fOR 1 Take advantage of the ticket offer on 9 and 10 August.

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MUSIC

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Cathedral Late Cathedral Organ Night: Wilde Promenades Plays Chopin by AU Candlelight St Mary’s Cathedral

AU St Mary’s Cathedral

International concert and recording artist David Wilde returns to St Mary’s to perform a concert of Chopin’s piano music in this, the composer’s anniversary year. Classical

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

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Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

AU St Mary’s Cathedral

A former Times Critic’s Choice. A whole month of free concerts with leading performers from some of the world’s top conservatoires and universities. Full details at www.cathedral.net. Classical

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 2-7,9-14,16-17, 19-21,23-28,30-31: 13:10 (45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

B 0131 226 0000 V91GE1 Aug 8,15,22: 16:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Cat Touch This

APU The Alleycats

Young, mischievious and ready to drop some fierce beats, this energised act sings everything from hip-hop mash-ups to 80s rock anthems. Dance moves included.

Superb duo Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viola). ‘A divine concoction of tradition and bold imagination; sensual, throaty fiddle lines – harp deliciously angular and haughty – unimpeachable’ (Irish Times). Traditional

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

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Celebrate the Music of the Scottish Harp 2

AU Clarsach Society

Hear haunting Gaelic and Scottish airs and sparkling dance tunes presented in an Greenside • 1b Royal informal ceilidh atmosphere Terrace by na Clarsairean, the B 0131 557 2124 V231GC6 Scottish Harp Orchestra, Lothian Gaelic Choir, and Aug 16-21: 21:40 (1h) special guests. £5.00 A cappella

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St Giles’ Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Check out the Half Price Hut at the Mound Precinct for a constantly changing array of half-price tickets. Hundreds of tickets are available every day and the full list of discounted shows can be found at the Hut or on the free Edinburgh Festival Fringe iPhone App.

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Joni Keen and the Euan Stevenson Trio

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St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

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Celebrate the Music of Ella and Oscar

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Escape the buzz of the High Street and enjoy some tranquility, beautiful music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of the Royal Mile. For details see stgilescathedral.org.uk or our leaflets.

Clarsach Society

A heady combination of the beautiful voice of Joni Keen and the fabulous Euan Classical, Folk Stevenson Trio. Come along St Giles’ Cathedral • and help us celebrate the Royal Mile music of Ella Fitzgerald and B 0131 226 0673 V187GE5 Oscar Peterson. Must-see show. Aug 2-5,7,9-14,1718,21,23,26-27: 12:10 Jazz (50m) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Catriona McKay, Chris Stout

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Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Classical

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

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Three recitals by Nicholas Wearne (St Mary’s), Duncan Ferguson (organist and master of the music, St Mary’s), and James Lancelot (organist, Durham Cathedral) on the Cathedral’s famous ‘Father’ Willis organ.

Celebrate the Music of the Scottish Harp 1

The LOT • 4 Grassmarket

Three of the new generation of talented young players, Ellie Evans, Calum Macleod, Karen Pollard and some friends return to present an entertaining programme of traditional and modern music – with a few surprises! Traditional

Columcille Centre • 2 Newbattle Terrace

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AU Clarsach Society

An afternoon tea concert of traditional music presented by members and friends of na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra, directed by Isobel Mieras. Tea/coffee and cake/shortbread included in ticket price. Traditional

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Chinese Music Ensemble

Chitarra Virtuosa

APU

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Fukien Secondary School Hong Kong

Luca Villani

The Royal College of Physicians • 9 Queen Street

Peter Backhouse

Harmony Ensemble Experience the power and glory of the Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral. Programme features J S Bach’s Passacaglia in C minor; Bairstow Sonata; works by Hindemith, Peeters and Durufle. Played by St Giles’ assistant organist, Peter Backhouse. Classical Welcome to our Chinese music display - traditional, new and improvised, with B 0131 226 0673 V187GE5 the fascinating voice of Fong Aug 4: 20:00 (1h15m) £8.00 Liu. Full array of percussion, bamboo flute, ruan (moon M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 guitar), zheng (plucked 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 zither), yangqin (hammered 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 dulcimer) and fiddle.

St Giles’ Cathedral • Royal Mile

FAU Edinburgh Bach Choir Neil Mantle (MBE) conducts the Edinburgh Bach Choir in a concert of anthems and motets by Bruckner, Arvo Part, Tavener, and Stanford; the Aquillos Ensemble will play the Mozart Quintet for piano and wind. Classical, A cappella

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church • Entrances from Lothian Road and Princes Street

B 0131 226 0000 V122GE3 Aug 28: 19:30 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Valvona & Crolla • 19 Elm Row

Aug 16-17: 20:30 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 18: 10:30 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 19,22: 13:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00) Aug 20-21: 15:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Acoustic, Folk

Scottish Seabird Centre Cafe • The Harbour, North Berwick Aug 14: 20:00 (2h) £10.00

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St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

Aug 12: 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Folk, Traditional

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1

Neil Wilson, leading Scottish classical guitarist, plays a programme of virtuoso guitar music with Spanish and South American influences. Music from his present and new CD. This performance is a must for guitar lovers!   Classical, World music

St Mark’s artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace

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Classical Guitar – Classical and Choral Chillout: World Music Purcell to FAU Piazzolla

FAU Polymnia

AU ROSL Arts

Neil Wilson

Scotland’s top concert classical guitarist, Neil Wilson, plays classics and virtuoso world music. Bach, Rodrigo, Piazzola, Albeniz and more. Dynamic, passionate and technically brilliant. Guitar wizardry not to be missed! Classical, World music

St Mark’s artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace

Stoneyport Associates

Young Edinburgh-based singer with cultural roots in Scotland, Wales, India inspired by traditional music, 1960s folk revival and blessed with a voice unique, mesmerising and timeless with, ‘ ... the purity of a folk classic’ (Bella Hardy). www. myspace.com/chloematharu

FAU

Aug 18: 20:00 (1h45m) B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 £10.00 (£8.00) (£7.00 UC)

Chopin After Lunch

FAU

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Classical Guitar and World Music Neil Wilson

Chloe Matharu

Classical, World music

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Chloe is a nineteen-year-old singer with cultural roots in Scotland, Wales and India. Inspired by the great traditional music of Scotland, her voice is true and mellow with a particular indefinable quality. More info at www. fringebythesea.co.uk

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Canongate Kirk • Canongate, Royal Mile Aug 28: 19:30 (2h) £10.00 (£6.00)

AU A recital of some Chopin works of the 1830s illustrated by descriptions of Chopin’s life at that time. Includes studies, preludes, polonaises, mazurkas and the F# Impromptu. Promoted by the Chopin Circle in Scotland.

World music

FAU

Centenary Concert of Unaccompanied Choral Music

Chloe Matharu at the SSC Cabaret Cafe

Fukien secondary school from Hong Kong return to the Fringe with a new set of performers and a new programme of traditional Chinese music, dance and art. Their 2008 show: SSSS (ThreeWeeks).

Celebrity Organ Chinese Music – Recitals 2010 Old and New

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Chopin and Paris in the 1830s Alan Graham

Italian guitarist, Luca Villani, performs the best guitar music from baroque to B 0131 226 0000 V336GH2 B 0131 226 0000 V181GC4 modern: the joyful Weiss ‘Suite’, the romantic Carulli Aug 28: 14:30 (2h) £6.00 Aug 17-20: 12:30 (45m) ‘Six Andante’, the poignant (£4.00) (Free Non-ticketed) Asencio ‘Collectici Intim’ and M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S the spirited Sir Walton ‘Five 0 2 0 3 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Bagatelles’. ‘Wonderful to 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 hear’ (Scotsman). 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Columcille Centre • 2 Newbattle Terrace

Chloe Matharu

Music by Chopin and other romantic composers performed by international award-winning musicians including pianists Martin Cousin, Stephen DePledge, Ben Schoeman and James Willshire. Different artists and programmes each concert. Tea/coffee and delicious shortbread afterwards included. www.roslarts.org.uk

Join the dynamic, versatile Polymnia as they perform a wide-ranging choral programme, including the inspiring harmonies of Whitacre, Fauré’s ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’, a Piazzolla tango and John Williams’ ‘Hymn to the Fallen’. www.polymnia.org.uk

B 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 Aug 14,28: 20:00 (1h45m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

St Mark’s artSpace • 7 Castle Terrace

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Royal Over-Seas League • Overseas House, 100 Princes Street

B 0131 226 0000 V19GD3 Aug 16,18,23,25: 14:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 23-25: 18:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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MUSIC Classical Guitar Jonathan Prag

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

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Claude Bourbon: Craig McMurdo Guitar and Song – The McMurdo Sound FAU

Jonathan Prag

Claude Bourbon

Popular guitarist Jonathan Prag’s new programme includes a Bach prelude, Yuquijiroh Yoko’s ‘Sakura’, Celtic traditional arrangements and breezy Brazilian samba ‘Tico Tico’. A flamenco petenera by Sainz de la Maza and Rudnev’s ‘The Old Lime Tree’ are haunting highlights and ‘West Side Story’ sheer delight.

After a successful show in 2009 Claude returns for a unique Fringe appearance. ‘ ... a breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical, Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso’ (Altadena News, USA). www. myspace.com/claudebourbon Acoustic, Music

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church • Entrances from B 0131 668 2019; for info only Lothian Road and Princes tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Street Aug 27: 21:30 (1h) £10.00

B 0131 226 0000 V122GE3 (£8.00) Aug 9-13,16-20,23-27,30: 14:05 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Classical Guitar Recital

AU

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Coreen Scott – A Scottish Journey

FAPU Coreen Scott and Friends

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David Vernon and Dick Lee

Dean Friedman – In Concert

AU

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David Vernon and Outhouse Productions Dick Lee

Internationally acclaimed vocalist, frequently compared to Connick Jnr and Bublé, performs an eclectic mix of jazz standards, lounge and swing; imbued with characteristic warmth and humour. A five-star, must-see show! www.craigmcmurdo.com Jazz

The Outhouse • 12A Broughton Street Lane

B 0131 226 0000 V99GC5 Aug 13,23-26: 19:00 (1h15m) £13.00 Aug 13,23-26: 21:00 (1h15m) £13.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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).

Valvona & Crolla • 19 Elm Row

David Heavenor

FAU Dick Gaughan

Dean Friedman

Legendary songwriter performs hits ‘Ariel’, ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’ and more. ‘Songsmith Extraordinaire!’ (MusicWeek), ‘Troubadour of choice!’ (Scotsman); ‘Every song a classic!’ (LondonTheatreGuide.co.uk). An evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs from a master songsmith. Acoustic, Folk

Only performer to hold the dual honours of a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2’s folk awards and induction into the Scots traditional music Hall of Fame, Gaughan returns for his annual hometown Fringe appearance. www.stoneyport.co.uk Acoustic, Folk

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 556 7800 V67GB6 The LOT • 4 Grassmarket B 0131 668 2019; for info only Aug 10,16,23,25: 17:45 (1h) B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 11,17,24: 15:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Days of Wine and Roses

David Heavenor PU

FAU

Dick Gaughan

Jonathan Cairney and Euan Stevenson

Aug 11-15,18-22: 21:00 (1h30m) £16.00 (£14.00)

Aug 25: 21:00 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Denise Black’s Loose Screw

The Divine Comedy

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Denise Black

Edge Festival After spending most of last year in the studio working on their tenth album ‘Bang Goes the Knighthood’, everyone’s favourite chamber pop band are back on the 2010 festival circuit. Expect lashings of sun-drenched festival classics.

Spyros Dendrinos

The Edge Festival @ The Liquid Room • 9c Victoria

Coreen’s warm, melodic voice joined by talented Cephalonian classical guitarist young harpist Aislinn Spyros Dendrinos returns Faulkner performing Scottish to Edinburgh’s distinctive favourites and contemporary St. Cuthbert’s church with songs. Be uplifted by Coreen’s an evening of classical soaring voice, with friends and romantic guitar. providing rich harmonies, Expect an exquisite harp and guitar. Part of www. performance, influenced festivalofspirituality.org.uk by his Mediterranean Acoustic, Traditional roots, and featuring music by composers Aguado, Giuliani, St John’s Church • Corner Tárrega, Albéniz, Villaof Princes Street and Lobos and Miliaressis. Lothian Road Classical, World music

This Edinburgh singersongwriter writes ‘...songs made to last, full of diffident power’ (Scotsman). Favourite of BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson. ‘One of the best songs ever written’ (Ricky Ross on ‘Jenny and the Cold Caller’). www.davidheavenor.com

In 1975, Tony Bennett and Bill Evans created an album of sublime beauty, a masterpiece. Vocalist Jonathan Cairney and pianist Euan Stevenson pay homage to its creators in a relaxed, informative and musically profound show.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant and Arts Venue • 94 Hanover Street

Jazz

B 0131 668 2019; for info only B 0131 473 2000 V127GE3 tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 B 0131 225 2131 V269GD4

Aug 20: 18:30 (1h) £8.00 St Cuthbert’s Parish Aug 27-28: 16:00 (1h) Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23(£6.00) Church • Entrances from £8.00 (£6.00) 28,30: 22:30 (1h) £8.00 Lothian Road and Princes M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 0 2 0 3 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 1 5 Street 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Famed as ‘Queer as Folk’’s Street Hazel and ‘Coronation B 0844 499 9990 V161GE4 Street’’s temptress hairdresser, Denise lures Aug 6: 19:30 (3h) £18.50 Gryphon guitar genius M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Graeme Taylor to host a 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 midnight party. Humour and 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 heart-pumping pop, folk and 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 rock. Cabaret and bar ‘til late! Cabaret, Comedy

Pleasance at Ghillie Dhu • 2 Rutland Place

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Dizzee Rascal

AL Edge Festival

Don Cossack Balalaika and Ken Campbell’s Ideal Band

FAU Ideal Band

Dizzee’s flavour of intense nitro powered machine-gun-paced staccato lyrics has travelled the world over with acclaim never far behind. A hybrid blend of grime/hip-hop/pop and dance World-renowned! Exciting! will wind you up and leave you Colourful! Russian traditional gasping for more. Bonkers! music, song and dance, plus Scotland’s most experienced Edinburgh Corn musicians with the best Exchange • 11 songbook in contemporary Newmarket Rd, Slateford Scots acoustic music. Treat B 0131 443 0404 V77GF1 your ears, eyes and soul. www.kencampbellscotland. Aug 26: 19:30 (3h) £22.00 co.uk, www.davidnissen.com T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Doghouse Roses

FAU Doghouse Roses

Music, World music

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 19,26: 21:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

AM Drever, McCusker & Woomble

Three of Scotland’s most successful young musicians, Kris Drever, John McCusker and Roddy Woomble (Idlewild), unite as this special trio with newly written contemporary folk songs. www. drevermccuskerwoomble.com Acoustic

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 29-30: 20:00 (2h) £15.00 (£13.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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Duke Special

See page 194 for show information

AU Duke Special

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The Du-Rell Family

Durufle Requiem

Dougie MacLean

TFAPL

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The Du-Rell Family

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, With Peter Backhouse, Organ

Blues, Folk

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

Drever, McCusker and Woomble

Aug 29: 17:30 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Dougie MacLean in Concert Doghouse Roses are Iona Macdonald (vocals) and Paul Tasker (guitar, vocals) who developed their take on roots music through hundreds of shows treading the boards of Europe’s Americana circuit. Expect folk, blues and all points in between. www.doghouseroses.net

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Scotland’s finest singersongwriter, internationally renowned for ‘Caledonia’ and music for ‘Last of the Mohicans’, awarded two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards and inducted into the Scottish Music Hall of Fame. ‘A musical hero’ (Wall Street Journal). www. dougiemaclean.com Folk

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Aug 14: 20:00 (2h30m) £20.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

FAU John Alexander

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse, organ, sing Durufle’s evocative setting of the Requiem and the Quatre Motets. Enjoy the atmospheric setting of St Giles’ and the splendour of this haunting music.

Dynamic, musically ambitious and bracingly eccentric. With a sound that is self-confessed ‘hobo-chic’, Duke Special is blissfully at home in his alluring genre of beautifully bruised romanticism, vaudeville-esque sensibility, sing-a-longs and addictive melodies. Once heard, never forgotten.

A musical journey back to The Du-Rell Family’s Deep South. Country cousins finding beauteous and biting murder-country harmonies between their honky-tonk Cabaret tales of heartbreak and The Spiegel Garden • George Square Gardens killing. Rattling, rolling, snakewrestling anthems from B 0131 667 8940 V87GF5 the swamps. www.myspace. com/familydurell Aug 9: 19:00 (1h10m) £12.50 Storytelling T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Dustbowl Blues With a Glasgow Kick

Zoo Southside • 117 Nicolson Street

Classical

A soul-grasping musical road trip from this Glasgow roots and blues man. Tales of B 0131 226 0673 V187GE5 lonesome desert highways to the Mississippi Delta, calling Aug 29: 22:30 (1h) £10.00 in at Glasgow shipyards and M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Scottish hills along the way. 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 www.johnalexander.info

St Giles’ Cathedral • Royal Mile

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Blues

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

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B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1

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Aug 12: 20:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Aug 8-14: 21:00 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 19: 20:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

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MUSIC

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Gala Concert

FAPU Edinburgh Fringe International Community Youth Orchestra and Choir

A concert by young musicians from the UK and South Korea, featuring two world premiere commissions by Rupert Bond and Gabriel Prokofiev and the Scottish premiere of extracts from ‘Songs of Hope and Creation’ by Andrew Daldorph. Classical

St Mary’s Cathedral • Palmerston Place

Edinburgh Renaissance Band’s Capitals of Culture

8 Strings

Elvis – Live!

FAPU

TFAPU Hartshorn-Hook Productions

FAU

High Heels and Horse Hair

Watch the horse hair fly! Alice Rickards (violin) and Sonia Cromarty (cello) explore the versatility of the string duo, with music from Corelli to Ravel. Fresh, dynamic playing from this exciting pair. And they’ve the shoes to match!

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

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‘Brilliant music with a warm and personal vibe’ (Ines Watson, Daily Express). Scottish Highland, Southern African, South American music, song, dance, storytelling, history show, set in Greyfriars Highland Kirk’s aethereal, historic surroundJazz, Vocal ings. www.myspace.com/ westhighlandsafariproject; C • Chambers Street B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 www.facebook.com/westhighlandsafariproject Aug 4-6,16-17,23-24: 22:10 Traditional, World music (55m) £8.50 (£7.50)

Eels

AL

Aug 11-12,18-19,25-26: 22:10 (55m) £9.50 (£8.50) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Edge Festival

Era Schaeffera Described by Q Magazine as ‘A gloriously natural singer’; ‘seriously impressive’ by Aurea Porta the Telegraph and ‘Not the Messiah, but a very naughty girl’ by comedian Stewart Lee, Eliza Carthy is a pioneering figure in contemporary music. www.eliza-carthy.com

AU

Off-the-wall, near obsessive, responsible for serving a heady cocktail of American indie rock. Definitely shaken – not stirred.

Fauré Requiem By Candlelight

AU St Andrew Camerata

e2r/West Highland Safari Project

Aug 7-10,13-15,20-22,2730: 22:10 (55m) £10.50 (£9.50)

AU Listen to Edward Dewhirst and Katharine Wade, the new generation of young organists, performing a sparkling programme of organ music in this wonderful space.

Eliza Carthy Band Eliza Carthy Band

Edinburgh Organ Scholars in Concert Edward Dewhirst and Katharine Wade

FAPU

Journey with us to medieval and renaissance cities, vibrant with music, song and dance. Period instruments of all kinds, richly costumed dancers, Classical friendly presentation for all thespace @ Symposium the family. ‘A Fringe highlight’ Wax that quiff and dust off Hall • RCOS, Hill Square (EdinburghGuide.com). www. your blue suede shoes: Elvis is edinburghrenaissanceband.net B 0845 508 8515 V43GE6 in town! Fronting the soulful 10-piece Memphis Rhythm Aug 25: 14:00 (1h) Classical £7.00 (£5.00) and Blues Orchestra, the St Cecilia’s Hall • Niddry undisputed king of rock’n’roll Aug 28: 12:00 (1h) Street, Cowgate is back. Hartshorn-Hook £7.00 (£5.00) B 0131 226 0000 V31GE5 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 2009 season: SSSSS SSSSS 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Scotsman). Aug 12-14: 19:30 (1h30m) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (BroadwayBaby.com). £10.00 (£8.00) (Free Ticketed 3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 0 31 01 02 03 04 05 www.hartshornhook.com C)

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e2r Presents West Highland Safari Show

Greyfriars Kirk • Greyfriars Place, Candlemaker Row

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A return after four sell-out years of this atmospheric late-night performance by candlelight of Fauré’s much-loved Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, with orchestra, in the hauntingly beautiful setting of Old Saint Paul’s. Classical

Old Saint Paul’s Church • Jeffrey Street

B 0131 226 0000 V267GD5 Aug 14,21: 22:00 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Feels Good to Be Live

APU Something Relevant

Experimentalista!

TFAPL Susanna Macdonald

Folk, Traditional

India’s funkiest jam-rock septet; Something Relevant is upbeat, innovative and contagiously fresh! With B 0844 847 1740 V265GE3 B 0131 668 2019 V72GG6 Classical explosive live gigs, STR is Multimedia performance Aug 13: 19:30 (1h30m) a band for all seasons and Aug 25: 19:30 (3h) £22.00 St Andrew’s and St celebrating the 80th birthday ‘A national treasure, no less. £16.00 (£14.00) reasons. These slum-dogs George’s West • 13 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S of Boguslaw Schaeffer, a M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Susanna Macdonald performs are all set to jump start the 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 George Street leader of post-WW2 European with all the dedication of 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 largest artist gathering in the 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 avant-garde and father B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 a psychopathic Sunday world. 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 of new music in Poland. SSSSS school teacher’ Aug 19,26: 14:30 (1h) Featuring Polish National Improv, Rock (BluesBunny.com). An £6.00 Radio Orchestra, Olga original mix of cabaret/indie/ New Town Theatre • M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Szwajgier Quartet and soloist anti-lo-fi/rock imaginings Freemasons’ Hall, 96 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Urzula Dudziak. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 from a truly unique Scottish George Street 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 songstress. Featuring Venue150 @ EICC • 150 B 0131 220 0143 V7GD3 dancing, guests and the Morrison Street unexpected. XAug 5-6: 22:30 (1h) B 0844 847 1639 V150GF2 www.susannamacdonald.com £5.00 Aug 20-22: 19:00 (2h) Aug 8,14-15,21-22,28-29: Cabaret, Compilation £15.00 (£12.00) 22:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00) Sweet Grassmarket (£8.00 S) Aug 22: 15:00 (2h) £15.00 • Apex City Hotel, 61 (£12.00) Aug 9,11-13,17-20,24Grassmarket M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 27,30: 22:30 (1h) £11.00 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 (£9.00) (£8.00 S)

HMV Picture House • 31 Lothian Road

SHOP

Take home a piece of the Fringe.

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

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XAug 5-6: 20:50 (50m) £6.00 (£5.00) Aug 7-17,19-24,26-29: 20:50 (50m) £8.00 (£7.00)

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MUSIC

Fèis Rois and Friends

A Festive Flourish

Flamenco at the Flamenco Jazz Bongo! Nights

Follow the Music

Forward with Scotland’s Past

FAU

AU

TFAPJ

FAU

AU

FAM

Fèis Rois

Peter Backhouse, Michael Harris and John Kitchen

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Bournville Young Singers

Battlefield Band

Late night flamenco with a touch of jazz! The Edinburgh Festival Fringe classic – sophisticated, mellow, a great way to end an evening’s Fringeing! Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ricardo Garcia brings his unique blend of music and rhythm. Magic! www.flamencoflow.com

Bagpipes, synthesizers, fiddles, guitars, cittern, bass, whistles, bouzouki. Performing on the B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 international scene for four decades, inspired by their Aug 24-25: 16:30 (1h) rich heritage of Celtic music £9.00 (£7.00) and fired by the strength of M T W T F S S M T W T F S S the modern Scottish cultural 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 scene. www.battlefieldband. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 co.uk 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Three organists at one organ; Peter Backhouse, Michael Harris and John Kitchen in a festive programme celebrating the many colours of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral. Classical 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 Fèis Rois. Not to be missed! www.feisrois.org Folk, Traditional

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

St Giles’ Cathedral • Royal Mile Aug 22: 22:30 (1h) £8.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

TFAPL

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The Royal Oak • 1 Infirmary Street, off South Bridge

B 0131 557 2976 V309GE5 Aug 2-Sep 5: 20:30 (2h30m) £5.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Flamenco Fridays

FAU Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

Festival Folk @ The Oak/The Wee Folk Club

Folk, Traditional

Aug 8-12,16,18-19,23, 25-26,30: 20:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 20:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

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Thirty-Five fine nights of acoustic folk and traditional music and song by renowned and up-and-coming singers and musicians from Scotland and beyond, in Edinburgh’s famously welcoming folk living room. www.royal-oak-folk.com

XAug 5-7: 20:30 (1h) £7.00

Five in a Bar

(£10.00)

Various Acoustic Folk and Traditional Musicians from Scotland and Beyond

World music

The Bongo Club • 37 Holyrood Road

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B 0131 668 2019; for info only Trio Literati With tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Louise Gibbs and Jonathan Gee Aug 11: 19:15 (3h) £12.00

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‘Fabulous fingers of fire!’ A decade at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Ricardo Garcia and his fiery Spanish group return to bring the joy and spontaneity of the best of flamenco to the Edinburgh audience!

Jazz songs and Beat-era poems in a lively mix integrated throughout by inspired impro accompanist Jonathan Gee. Vivid energy and rhythm of Monk, Mingus, Charlie Parker blend with poets Ginsberg, Creely, Magical five-star flamenco! Ferlinghetti. Buy tickets early for Ricardo Garcia’s flamboyant Spanish Jazz, Poetry stunner. Sunday Herald The Jazz Bar • 1a Critic’s Choice. ‘Virtuoso Chambers Street musicianship. Strong, deft B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 footwork’ (List). ‘Fascinating, Aug 9-15: 15:30 (1h) £8.50 high-octane, contemporary ... Ace!’ (Guardian). ‘Striking, (£6.50) dramatic ... knife-sharp ... M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 simply a stunning’ (Argus). 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 www.flamencoflow.com 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

From the famous chocolate suburb of Birmingham hails this exuberant group of talented youngsters, performing at their second Fringe a delicious palate of music from a harmonious array of origins. So come follow the music! Compilation

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

Dance, Jazz

C central • Carlton Hotel, North Bridge

Folk, Traditional

The Queen’s Hall • Clerk Street

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Footstomping @ Whiski – Free

Aug 7,14: 22:40 (1h10m) £11.50 (£10.50)

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Aug 20: 20:00 (2h) £16.00 (£14.00)

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Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Flanders and Swann: AGNother GNew AfterGNoon

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Frank Holden’s Sinatra Quartet

AU Frank Holden of Sinatra Entertainment UK

TU Infinite Number of Monkeys Ltd and Pleasance in association with Jeremy Meadow

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Showcasing the very best of live Scottish music bands from Scottish bluegrass/alternative country sounds, Scottish/ Irish vibes to traditional Scottish music with fiddles, accordians, etc, to name just a few. Full events programme at www.whiskibar.co.uk/ Events_Bar.html. Folk, Traditional

Award-winning Sinatra singer Frank Holden proudly brings his Quartet to Edinburgh’s B 0131 556 3095 V246GE5 exclusive Jazz Bar. Holden swings and croons his way Dance, Jazz The Edinburgh Flanders and Aug 2-Sep 5: 22:00 (3h) through fabulous standards (Free Non-ticketed) from the ‘Great American C central • Carlton Hotel, Swann institution is back with GNew mud, mirth and M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Songbook’ with his unique North Bridge 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 ‘Sinatra Floor Show’. www. Madeira. Enjoy multi awardB 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 winner Tim FitzHigham, Radio 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 sinatra-entertainment.com 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 4 musical maestro Duncan Aug 6,13: 22:40 (1h10m) Jazz, Vocal £11.50 (£10.50) Walsh-Atkins and classic The Jazz Bar • 1a M T W T F S S M T W T F S S songs. ‘Genius!’ (Guardian); 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 ‘Muddy marvellous’ (Evening Chambers Street 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Standard). 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Revue Aug 22,29: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00) Pleasance Courtyard • 60

WHISKI • 119 High Street

Pleasance

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Aug 7-10,12,16-19, 23-24,26,30: 15:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50) Aug 13-15,20-22,27-29: 15:45 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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MUSIC Freedom For Tooting!

TFN

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Fribo

FAU Fribo

Cosmo

From the Enlightment to Beyond the Secession

AU Clare Jones

Bluegrass, folk, punk and human beatboxing collide with DIY politics. Edinburgh and Hay Fringe award winner Cosmo returns. ‘Hilarious and unstoppable!’ (Guardian). www.cosmoguitar.net

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket

B 0131 243 3596 V18GE4 Aug 9-15: 22:05 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Free Fringe Music

AU National Museum of Scotland

A unique collaboration – Norwegian singer Anne Sofie Linge Valdal, Scottish fiddler Sarah-Jane Summers, English-born guitarist Ewan MacPherson – rapidly gaining recognition and acclaim; blending musical styles with sensitivity and an exuberant feel for contemporary sounds and rhythms. www.fribo.co.uk

Clare Jones returns to the Fringe with a fascinating programme of piano works by Haydn, Chopin, Dvorak, Satie and composers from the Second Viennese School and after. Classical

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

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Acoustic, Folk

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 15: 19:15 (1h15m) £10.00 (£8.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Ged Brockie and Chamber Orchestra

FAU Stoneyport Associates

From Japan to Scotland

See page 202 for show information

APJ Semi On

Liven up your lunchtime with some of Scotland’s talented young musicians. As well as traditional and classical crowd-pleasers, our daily programme includes pieces inspired by the Lewis Chessmen. In partnership with Live Music Now! Scotland. Full details at www. nms.ac.uk.

Semi On, from Japan, has shows at The Newsroom and outdoors at the Pear Tree. Their music is described as gypsy-funk, with rock, disco and folk.

Classical, Traditional

Folk, Rock

National Museum of Scotland • Chambers Street

Girl Balls – Free

PM Killy Dwyer/Laughing Horse Free Festival

Graffiti Classics Grand Tour: Germany AU Festival Highlights

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree •36 West Nicholson Street

Aug 9-28: 12:45 (40m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 5-6: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 29: 14:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 8-9: 15:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Laughing Horse @ Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street

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Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 16-17,19,22-23: 19:15 (1h) £10.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

The original, mad, magical, comedy/rock’n’ roll anti-cabaret! Killy Dwyer – the queen of NYC’s underground comedy scene – takes you through a night of breakdowns and breakthroughs in this outrageous, unpredictable musical experience. Comedy

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde • 112 Hanover Street

APU

Sospiro Baroque

Classical, Jazz

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Jazz guitarist Ged Brockie, with a chamber orchestra of top young, aspiring and professional musicians, premiers a powerful new work by Bruce HebentonGraham. A brilliant fusion of Bach, Arab, Spanish, jazz, pop, and symphonic music.

The comedy string quartet returns for two nights only. ‘Dazzling foursome with a quick-fire concoction of dancing and singing, all done while they get their virtuosic fingers around a repertoire from madrigals and Mozart to tango’ (Times). www. graffiticlassics.com Classical, Folk

Venue150 @ EICC • 150 Morrison Street

Music by JS Bach, Buxtehude, Pachelbel and Telemann. Sospiro Baroque, Edinburgh’s brand new baroque ensemble, concludes a grand tour of Europe with a programme of choral and instrumental works by German composers. Full details at www.sospiro. wordpress.co.uk Classical, Vocal

St Michael and All Saints Church • Brougham Street

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MUSIC Gus – Free

APU Gus

A beautiful girl sings an hour of cabaret chansons – old, new and unique. Admission by voluntary donation. Free parking. Acoustic, Cabaret

Stage by Stage Edinburgh Academy • 42 Henderson Row

Handel – Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?

AU Nicola Corbishley, Gwen Browning, Kate Miguda, Joanna Woolley, Bernard Robertson

B 07816 671450 V70GB3 Aug 11-14,18: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) Aug 19-21: 22:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Hairy Pretty Things – Free

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The Great American Songbook Retold

Strings and harpsichord accompany London-based soprano, Nicola Corbishley, in George Frideric Handel’s dramatic cantata on love and fidelity: ‘Tu fedel? Tu costante?’ alongside a collection of ravishing Baroque arias.

Assembly & Sean Rowley Organisation

FAPM

AU

False Hearts and Broken Vows

Roll up! Three hairy funny men sing, dance and joke for your entertainment. Ogle at Luke Meredith’s enormous organ! Marvel at Elliot Mason’s one-stringed banjo! Gasp at what issues from David Somerset Barnes’ gob! Etc. Cabaret, Comedy

Erin Shields and David Shenton

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street

V221GD3 Aug 7-9,11-16,18-23, 25-27: 15:10 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) The all-killer, no-filler rollercoaster ride of a musical spectacle makes its Edinburgh debut with DJs, dancers and special guests. Celebrating the glory of pop reaching unbridled dizzy heights of euphoric glee. ‘A putative global phenomenon’ (Guardian).

New York City songstress Erin Shields uses her lush, emotionally-charged powerhouse vocals and mesmerizing warmth to sing one-of-a-kind interpretations of well-known Pop jazz standards. ‘Brilliant ... Assembly @ Princes St sizzling ... flawless’ (John Gardens • West Princes Hoglund, Backstage). www. St Gardens, Princes St ErinShieldsMusic.com B 0131 623 3030 V52GD3 Jazz, Vocal XAug 4: 23:30 (2h30m) The LOT • 4 Grassmarket £5.00 B 0131 226 0000 V24GE4 Aug 5-8,12-15,19-22,26Aug 27-28: 20:30 (1h) £15.00 (£12.00)

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Innovative new baroque ensemble Lord Rochester’s Monkey: Frances Cooper (soprano), John Kitchen (harpsichord), Mark Summers (violin) and Gordon Ferries (theorbo/guitar), perform vocal and instrumental music: Blow, Kapsberger, Marais and Monteverdi. www. stceciliasfriends.org.uk Classical

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Frances Cooper, Roderick Long, Shona Jones, Colin Dundas

Following their successful debut last year, Frances Cooper (soprano), Roderick Long (violin), Shona Jones (cello) and Colin Dundas (piano) perform ‘All the Fine Airs’, enchanting folk-inspired music by Haydn, Beethoven, Britten, Rebecca Clarke and Vaughan Williams.

St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

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St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

Harpsichords at St Cecilia’s Hall 1

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Classical

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Classical

Aug 17: 14:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

See page 184 for show information

Harmonious Sounds

John Kitchen at St Cecilia’s Hall

The Harmonics

FAPU Miles Ahead

Four musical directors behind sell-out Fringe fixtures like Out of the Blue, Oxford Gargoyles and NYJO bring you an unforgettable evening’s entertainment. With unique style, these boys perform alltime favourites, like Sinatra, Baccarach, Stevie, in dazzling close harmony. Jazz, Pop

Keyboard music on instruments from the recently bequeathed Mirrey Collection; stunning in its breadth and quality. Followed by a reception launching the latest in John’s critically acclaimed series of recordings on Delphian Records. www. stceciliasfriends.org.uk

C central • Carlton Hotel, Classical North Bridge St Cecilia’s Hall • Niddry B 0845 260 1234 V54GD5 Street, Cowgate Aug 15,20-22,27-30: 18:15 (50m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 16-17,23-24: 18:15 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 18-19,25-26: 18:15 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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St Cecilia’s Hall • Niddry Street, Cowgate

B 0131 226 0000 V31GE5

28: 23:30 (2h30m) £10.00

Aug 14: 15:00 (1h30m) £8.00 (£6.00) (Free Ticketed C)

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MUSIC Harpsichords at St Cecilia’s Hall 2

AU Arborea Musica Play Vivaldi

For all your Fringe tickets call 0131 226 0000

Heidi Talbot Hot Chocolate Ilka Joy and With John at 10 Treasure McCusker and AU FAU Boo Hewerdine, Old Saint Paul’s Music The Sensational Plus Special Christine Sparks Guests

FAU

In the Pink – Fabulous All-Female A Cappella!

Italian and Neapolitan Songs and Dinner in VinCaffe

FAU

AU

In the Pink

Philip Contini and His Be Happy Band

Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band will serenade you during a three-course Neapolitan Dinner. Please contact VinCaffe for menu options.

Fallen Angels Club

Event

Gerard McDonald and John Kitchen contrast oboe and recorder sonatas (including two newly discovered works) with virtuoso keyboard transcriptions by Bach. Featuring the 1755 Kirckman harpsichord. ‘Acclaimed period instrument group’ (Guardian). www. stceciliasfriends.org.uk Classical

St Cecilia’s Hall • Niddry Street, Cowgate

Finish off your Fringe day with relaxing hot chocolate and music by candlelight. Programme includes popular choral and chamber music by Bach, Schubert, Ravel This special concert sees Heidi and others. Further details making her Fringe debut and from www.osp.org.uk/ launching her new record hotchocolate or leaflet at the ‘The Last Star’. ‘A voice that’s venue. both awestruck and tender’ Classical (New York Times). www.heiditalbot.com

Acoustic, Folk

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 226 0000 V31GE5 B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 Aug 25: 15:00 (1h30m) £8.00 (£6.00) (Free Ticketed C)

Aug 14: 19:15 (1h15m) £12.00 (£10.00)

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Hayden’s The History of Rantings of a Jazz Piano Young Fool – Free

Aug 10-13,17-20,24-27: 22:00 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Hull University Big Band

AU Hull University Big Band

V156GE5 Aug 11-28: 13:40 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Aug 10,12,17: 21:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 19: 18:00 (1h) £8.00 Aug 28: 19:15 (1h) £8.00 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

AU

7 Castle Terrace

B 0131 228 1155 V125GE3 Aug 10-11: 20:00 (1h45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£5.00 S) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

First prize winners, respectively, of the 2004 and 2007 Scottish International Piano Competitions, Tanya Returning to the Fringe for Gabrielian and Tom Poster their seventh year in a row, make a welcome return to the Big Band look set to Edinburgh to perform works deliver their best show to date, playing a wide variety of for piano duet by Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninov. music including swing, rock, blues and funk! Classical Jazz, Rock

The GRV • 37 Guthrie Street

Vocal, A cappella

C • Chambers Street

Aug 15,22,29: 19:00 (3h30m) £29.50 T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Jason Derulo

AU Edge Festival

Aug 15,21-22,28-30: 16:45 (45m) £10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50 C) Aug 16-17,23-24: 16:45 (45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C) Aug 18-20,25-27: 16:45 (45m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£6.50 C)

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International Piano Laureates In This Lonely in Concert Town Tanya Gabrielian and Tom Poster

Richard will play standards in styles from Fats Waller to Oscar Peterson and songs Songs, performance poetry, from his new Burns CD. He classical guitar; with two guitars and an exciting vocal will improvise on the organ style, Hayden is full of energy, on anything! Hear one of the musicality and mild cynicism. keyboard masters live. You’ll leave smiling, even if Improv, Jazz you’re not sure why. St Mark’s artSpace • www.haydencohen.co.uk

B 0131 557 0088 V334GC5 Oxford’s gorgeous singing sensations return! With lush harmonies, cheeky humour and quirky choreography, they guarantee a toe-tapping performance – all polished with their signature girl-nextdoor charm. www.inthepink.org.uk

B 0131 668 2019; for info only B 0845 260 1234 V34GE5 tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1

Aug 24: 19:30 (1h) £8.00

Richard Michael

The Banshee Labyrinth • 29-35 Niddry Street

Acoustic

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell B 0131 226 0000 V267GD5 Terrace

Hayden Cohen/PBH’s Free Fringe

Poetry

Expose yourself to the pure heart of Scottish songwriting, from Burns right through to today. In this wonderful show, the crystal clear voice of ‘The Sensational Christine Sparks’ will astound and delight you. Truly unmissable! www.ilkajoyandtreasure.com

Old Saint Paul’s Church • Jeffrey Street

TFAPU

PJ

Vincaffe • 11 Multrees Walk

Acclaimed pop singer/ songwriter is taking the music world by storm. Having released an album in March and a number 1 hit under his belt, Derulo is destined to make big waves in 2010.

FAPL

HMV Picture House • 31 Lothian Road

Andrianna Smela (Soprano) and Maria Dessena (Piano)

Aug 24: 19:30 (3h) £22.00

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St Andrew’s and St George’s West • 13 George Street

Twenties Berlin and Paris – in Edinburgh! New Yorkers B 0131 226 0000 V274GE5 B 0131 225 3847 V111GD4 Andrianna Smela and Maria Dessena deliver passionate Aug 5-10: 15:00 (1h) £5.00 Aug 16: 14:30 (1h) £10.00 and captivating interpretations (£8.00) M T W T F S S M T W T F S S of cabaret songs and musical M T W T F S S M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 theatre by Kurt Weill, Edith 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Piaf, William Bolcom and 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 more. www.inthislonelytown. blogspot.com Cabaret, Classical

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street

B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 Aug 25-26: 14:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) T W T F S S M T W T F S S M 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 03 04 05

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24-hour box office at www.edfringe.com Jay Brown Solo – Acoustic

Jazz at Lunchtime

FAU

TFAU

Jay Brown

Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer

MUSIC

Jazz Bar Jazz

AN Jazz/Funk/Soul/Fusion

Jazz on a Jeana Leslie and Joni Mitchell Summer’s Day... Siobhan Miller Project A Tribute to FAU FAU Anita O’Day

FAPU

Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller

Sally Barker

Melanie O’Reilly

Stripped down and acoustic! Fast becoming known as one of Scotland’s finest songwriters, the enigmatic Brown performs new material, as well as songs from his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Take What You Need’. www.myspace.com/ jaybrownsmusic Acoustic

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

Sell-out shows (2007-2009); 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! Improv, Jazz

Edinburgh’s famous double award-winning music venue hosts loads of independent Fringe shows and also presents its own programme of high-quality jazz and latenight funk daily, featuring Scottish and international performers. Full programme: www.thejazzbar.co.uk. Bar open 2pm-5am daily. Jazz

The Jazz Bar • 1a Chambers Street

Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller (winners, 2008 BBC A tribute to musical genius Radio 2 Young Folk Award) Anita O’Day. The songs of are both blessed with lovely the legendary jazz vocalist natural voices which blend featuring award-winning beautifully, whether in California-based singer, harmony or unison. www. Melanie O’Reilly, with trio. jeanaleslie-siobhanmiller. ‘Breathtaking, amazing, sheer co.uk virtuosity’ (Irish Times). Folk, Traditional www.melanieoreilly.com

B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 The Jazz Bar • 1a

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

Jazz

B 0131 668 2019; for info

Radisson Blu Hotel Great Scots Hall • 80 High Street

Aug 25: 20:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Aug 6-30: 12:30 (1h30m) £8.00 (£7.00) (£20.00 F)

Aug 7-8,16-29: 15:30 (1h) £3.00 (£2.00)

Aug 13-14: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 24: 19:15 (1h15m) £10.00

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Aug 7-8,17,30: 21:00 (1h30m) £4.00 (£3.00)

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Sally Barker, (Poozies), presents a captivating evening dedicated to the cool Canadian from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This is a journey of heart and mind to California via Chelsea, Paris and Des Moines. Big Yellow Taxi anyone?

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides • 10 Orwell Terrace

B 0131 668 2019; for info only tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1

Chambers Street B 0131 668 2019; for info only Aug 18: 19:15 (1h15m) Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21,27B 0131 226 0000 V39GE5 28: 01:00 (4h) £5.00 (£3.00) B 0131 226 0000 V57GE5 tel 0131-346 1405 V123GF1 £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 7-8,15,17-18,2122,26-28,30: 23:00 (1h30m) £4.00 (£3.00)

Jazz at Centotre

Aug 8-12,15-19,22-26,2930: 01:00 (4h) £2.00 (£1.00)

AU

Aug 14-15,21-22: 14:00 (1h) £3.00 (£2.00)

Jazzmain Trio

Aug 15-16: 19:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

AU