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Showcasing all elements of the comic form, Stuart Laws verges just on the edge of absurdity but keeps it on the right side of coherent for an hour of brilliant semi-surrealist comedy.

This hidden gem, located smack bang in the middle of the Fringe, perfectly combines its laid back atmosphere with a delicious menu ranging from spicy chicken wings, to classic burgers, to chai & corn crusted pollock. The perfect venue to sit back, relax, and review the day’s activities.

Briefs Assembly Hall 10:30pm – 11:30pm

The masters of boylesque are back at the Fringe to wow audiences once again. It manages to cram in more circus, more acrobatics and more feathers to bring you a jaw-dropping extravaganza of incredible skill, outrageous comedy and magnificent drag.


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don’t think there are many places where you could put on a show like this. Apart from the Fringe.” So muses Hannah Madsen, co-producer of this year’s most bewilderingly simple spectacle, Come Look at the Baby, and she has a point. It may often be said that the Edinburgh Fringe is business-obsessed these days, but look beyond the big posters and sponsors and there are still admirably open-minded artists at large, conjuring ideas that are wilfully uncommercial, conceptually jaw-dropping or a total logistical nightmare. Madsen’s show, if you can call it that, happens every morning at Just the Tonic’s Old Foundry Room. As the name suggests, it’s just an anonymous baby, with a helper, doing what babies do; quite possibly sleeping or soiling itself, live onstage. Which may sound like a classic attention-seeking Fringe stunt, but actually poses an interesting question: why is it okay to stare at a baby, when staring at slightly older kids gets you added to a register and banned from the swings?   “People might be in a café and just stare at someone else’s baby,” Madsen agrees. “As soon as you put that in a theatre, they start thinking about it more: ‘Why am I doing this? Why am I interested? Is it okay for the baby?’ That’s what we’re trying to explore.” While that event is brilliantly simple, elsewhere on the artistic leftfield there are happenings of truly epic ambition. “I was looking forward to a lazy Fringe,” admits Bob Slayer, who oversees the Heroes venues. “Then this came through. I spent the next 24 hours coming up with reasons why not to do it. But it was pointless, it simply has to be done!” He’s talking about Iraq Out & Loud, in which a huge tag team of Fringe types read the entire multi-million word Chilcot Report, all day, every day, in a shed. The idea actually arose from circuit legend Boothby Graffoe, who immediately opted out, perhaps wisely. “He spoke to Omid Djalili about who would be daft enough to implement such a project, and my name popped up.” So it runs all night? What if nobody’s watching at 4am? ”It’ll be 24/7,” insists Slayer. “How else are we going to get it done? The pre-dawn shifts have free biscuits, so it’ll be easy to sort them out. 4am is the most fringe time at the Fringe.” That’s the thing with wilfully original events like these; when the idea presents itself, true Fringers just feel bloody compelled. One man au fait with such lengthy affairs is Mark Watson, whose 24-hour stand-up marathons eventually progressed from Edinburgh to TV fundraisers for Comic Relief. He’s

concocted several novel Fringe concepts, some actually involving novels, and for 2016 it’s the return of Edinborolympics, “a kind of drunk sports day for comics to let off steam,” he says. Watson has done much to inspire his comedy contemporaries to think outside the box, and outside traditional venues, over the years. Indeed, before his first 24-hour show in 2004, “I hadn’t even done a one-hour show yet,” he says. “I had the good fortune to come along at a time when the Fringe was becoming more commercial, more of a ‘trade fair’ than it had been in previous incarnations. So people were particularly receptive to anything which offered a backlash to that.”

“As soon as you put that in a theatre, they start thinking about it more: ‘Why am I doing this?’” – Hannah Madsen Not that everyone understood. In 2009 he directed The Hotel, an acclaimed theatrical event in which the audience interact with a mythical inn, ‘staffed’ by the great and good of Fringe comedy. It was “one of my proudest achievements,” says Watson, who also recalls one attendee “being absolutely furious: ‘You’ll probably get a Fringe First for this, but it’s shite. It’s total shite.’ In the end we did get a Fringe First. But his point stands. These things aren’t for everyone.” Innovative, immersive events can have a more positive, profound effect. Walking:Holding is Rosana Cade’s ongoing project in which strangers walk hand-in-hand along a prearranged route—this time in Leith—and hopefully find common ground. “Celebrating differences is one of the key ideas,” explains the event’s producer, Sally Rose. “How it is to be in public with different types of people, if you’ve not held hands with an older person, or someone who’s the same sex as you, someone with a disability.”

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The concept was developed via Cade’s mentorship with the late Adrian Howells, the brilliantly subversive immersive artist perhaps best known for uniting Jews and Palestinians by washing their feet, side by side. Walking:Holding is also unusually intimate. “I’ve done it as an audience member and it does feel like quite a transformative thing to do, touch hands with somebody you don’t know,” says Rose. “I found it very moving.” Inventive Fringe events can be particularly transformative for fellow artists. Come Look at the Baby is clearly unique, but Madsen does namecheck its more elaborate conceptual cousin: the now annual Fringe spectacle A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 minutes and then leaves… which is fairly self-explanatory. Its costumed star prefers to remain anonymous, so we can only speculate as to what profound agenda lurks beneath, but such shows certainly inspire others. “You always come away from the Fringe with at least 10 ideas for what you want to do next year,” says Madsen. Watson concurs. “I’d say the experimental side of the festival is in pretty good shape, if you know where to look. But there’s always room for more. You should see what I’m planning for 2017.” The mind boggles.

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As more performers develop online followings, social media is, for some, an extension of their act. Lewis Porteous finds a love-hate relationship with this new reality

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rriving at his stage name via a delicious Middle Eastern snack was shrewd branding on Olaf Falafel’s part. “Sweden’s eighth funniest comedian” nevertheless spent much of the past five years as something of an off-the-wall obscurity on our comedy circuit. It was only following a bizarre encounter with fans that his stature began to grow. “After one particular gig in central London a few years ago, a group of audience members came up to me, introduced themselves as ‘Viners’ and told me I’d be perfect for making Vines of my own,” he explains. “They got me to download the Vine app there and then and said they would follow me and share my stuff.” A social media format aggressively thrust upon him, our hero’s work has now earned in excess of 75 million views online. It’s propelled by this enormous figure that he’s preparing to embark upon his debut hour at the Fringe, one of many rising performers whose skills and audience have developed in tandem through digital platforms. “For me it’s all about limitations,” he says of the app’s appeal. “The 6.5 second straightjacket really forces you to think creatively. I’m constantly thinking about the quickest and clearest ways to get to the funny idea.” As Falafel notes, the brief, self-contained nature of Vine video clips has parallels with Twitter’s

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140-character limit. Both formats present users with an opportunity to disseminate snappy, meticulously crafted content before a hungry audience, with particularly skilled practitioners standing out from an overwhelmingly crowded landscape. This is the case of the enigmatic Miss L, whose Twitter account boasts over 14,000 followers. She found her niche cataloguing the frequently sexist humiliations endured by jobbing actors, and attributes her popularity simply to “finding something that no one else was doing”. This explanation doesn’t, however, factor in the brilliantly righteous, withering put-downs that comprise her Twitter feed. Miss L and collaborator Tiff Stevenson are bringing their theatre piece, Casting Call Woe, show to this year’s Fringe and could well have an incendiary hit on their hands. If only its anonymous mastermind could publicly capitalise upon her acclaim. “My @ProResting account has opened up so much more than I ever expected,” she laments. “It has connected me with other parts of the industry, something that, if my account wasn’t anonymous, would be hugely exciting for my acting career! “It’s really difficult sometimes,” she continues, “getting all this press and recognition but not being able to put my name to it, but I have to keep remembering that none of this would have been possible without the anonymity!

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“The problem with running such an account is that my social media outside of @ProResting has taken a bit of a back seat and I sadly don’t do much outside liking pictures of the babies of people I used to go to school with.” By Miss L’s reckoning, maintaining a successful Twitter feed calls for an element of performance liable to tire the artist out, “almost like taking on an acting role.” Rising star Jack Barry compares his past life in corporate social media with performing a prolonged corporate comedy gig. “It’s like a more constrained, censored and less fun version of your normal job. However, it’s also much better paid and usually reaches a much larger audience. So yes, it’s exactly the same.” Despite having made a living using his wits to navigate a labyrinthine digital world, Barry has been less than eager to deploy these skills in the name of his comedy career. One wonders if technological innovation has no place in the man’s purist approach to the industry. “To make it as a comedian you used to have to take shows to Edinburgh and build up your live presence, but you can just as easily do that from your bedroom nowadays.” While the digital age represents heightened convenience for some, Barry finds it a source of stress. “I hate having to feel like I’m on all the time and that even when I’m not gigging I should at least be writing some funny tweets. I should have been born 20 years earlier. I think I would’ve been a great nineties comic. “We’re all basically those guys who dress as statues on high streets now. Our tweets are the silver paint, the internet is the high street, the people are ignoring us.” Self-destructive veteran Lewis Schaffer concurs. “I mostly tweet and put stuff up on Facebook to let myself feel that people know I am alive. Generally, no one notices.” Still, these platforms undeniably have the potential to bring the comic closer to an audience with whom he already has a discomfitting relationship. “I take the tickets, act as usher, and keep the lights up as a way of controlling the audience. I want to shake their hands and look them in their eyes and let them know that I am person, too, and they better not mess with me. And I want to see my audience as people before the show starts. As for keeping the lights up, would a teacher teach in a dark room? Audiences are like students, they need to be watched.” Social media can extend Schaffer’s sociopathic reach, but he denies its ability to expand his audi-

“We’re all basically those guys who dress as statues on high streets now. Our tweets are the silver paint, the internet is the high street, the people are ignoring us” – Jack Barry ence. “If I tweeted I was playing Wembley all day, every day for a year,” he insists, “I would probably sell about 100 tickets and I am being optimistic.” It could be the case that the typically insecure comedian is simply uncomfortable with self-promotion. Not so the considerably chirpier Bec Hill. “In terms of comfort, I’m the social media equivalent of a large, naked Turkish man in a sauna. A large, naked Turkish man in a sauna who is doing a show on 10 August. Called Caught On Tape. At 9:30pm.” Hill’s show, an encore performance of last year’s hit, was booked too late to feature in any official programmes. As such, she’s relying on a large online following to spread word of it. When once she would have had to suffer the ignominy of flyering, a network of friends and admirers now stands at her disposal. “It’s certainly drier,” she observes. “The contacts I make on Facebook help me book gigs, the audiences I reach on YouTube helps me promote those gigs, and the puns I do on Twitter help people know not to come.” SHOW: VENUE: TIME: TICKETS:

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Lady Rizo: Mother says... The Queen of Cabaret is back – and this year she has company. Lady Rizo tells Theo Bosanquet that motherhood makes life— and song—richer

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y phone interview with Lady Rizo begins with a lengthy discussion about nap schedules. Not ours, but those of our children – both of whom are sleeping in adjacent rooms in our respective flats. Her son Tennyson is nine months old and is about to accompany his mother from New York to Edinburgh, where she’s performing her new show Multiplied. More than being a mere travel companion, Tennyson is integral to the show, though mum is coy about the nature or extent of his involvement.

Considering she performs in a genre more usually associated with escapism, I open by asking what prompted her to take such an autobiographical approach. “I have this radical and sometimes confusing commitment to reality within art,” she says. “I’m interested in the place where fantasy and reality collide, taking the truth of situations and giving them a glittering veneer of beauty and song and glamour.” Lady Rizo—the stage name of Amelia ZirinBrown—burst onto the Fringe scene in 2012 when


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she won the inaugural TO&ST (Time Out & Soho Theatre) Edinburgh Cabaret Award. Her work typically features soulful and often irreverent versions of well-known songs, from Broadway classics to R&B, interspersed with A-grade patter and lashings of sauce. But recently she’s begun to take a deeper, more self-reflexive approach. In true Rizo fashion her epiphany for this change in direction occurred in a fantastically glamorous place. She was having dinner at bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s pad in New York. It was the Stardust scribe who suggested she channel some more personal stories into her work, particularly the pain of separation from her husband of 12 years. That led to her 2014 hit show, described by Fest as “refreshingly unfamiliar”. As the title of Multiplied suggests, it was her transition to motherhood that inspired her latest offering, which evolved while Tennyson was still in utero. “I loved performing when I was pregnant. I wasn’t tired at all and my voice was in really good shape. And most importantly everyone’s expectations where dramatically lowered – they were happy I was just standing.” She noticed that attitudes towards her as a pregnant woman were often strange, particularly from white people. “Pregnancy means I’ve had sex, it means a baby is going to pass through my vagina. In black and Hispanic cultures they’re so much more comfortable with sex and their bodies. But white people are so weird about it, and about babies in general.” She admits to “over-simplifying” these racial attitudes, but is keen to explore them nonetheless. The poster for Multiplied—which features a photo of her breastfeeding her son—seems a clear provocation. “It’s definitely a statement. But it’s also a reflection of my reality. I’m breastfeeding so much that most of the time I just feel like a walking tit.” But there is more to it than merely celebrating an often taboo physical act, she adds. In a culture where women are pressured back to the workplace after having kids and juggling careers with childcare, she is proudly combining the two. She’s a cabaret star, yes, but also a mother. Why can’t she do both at the same time? This attitude goes back to her self-described “hippy-dippy” upbringing. Her parents lived in an artistic community and made theatre productions together. The mothers in the community became “milk sisters” and shared breastfeeding duties. It was a million miles away from the corporatised world of nuclear families and office nurseries.

As with most new parents, having a child has altered her psychological state. “It feels like you’ve been lobotomised, because a part of your brain is now reserved for keeping another being alive. In a sense you become infantilised.” However, she is very keen to emphasise that she is still the same Rizo we have come to know and love. “The core of who I am is still the same, and I’m trying to articulate in the show that just because I’ve had a child not all my emotions and perspectives are related to that.”

“I’m interested in the place where fantasy and reality collide, taking the truth of situations and giving them a glittering veneer of beauty and song and glamour” She recalls the feeling of inferiority she was often made to suffer before having kids – the ‘you wouldn’t understand’-type conversations. “I used to think, ‘Fuck you, I have a rich, vibrant and complex life. Plus, we don’t need everyone to breed’.” But now she is a parent, she says society would be richer if everyone “leaned in” and became invested in a child’s life. “Being around children is how we fight cynicism. It’s how we fight the sardonic nature of growing old. I swear an hour with a baby or a young child is the only answer to that. Unless you’re into heavy meditation.” And in America currently it’s very easy to be cynical, with the rise of Trump and the phobias he plays on. I’m intrigued to know how Rizo responds to this febrile political climate. “My greatest service to people is to provide them with a brief cleanse of all that stuff. I’m obsessed with the current political circus, because it’s so frightening but it’s also so entertaining. But my job as a performer is to get to the truth of humanity underneath.” Referencing the Brexit vote, she says she’s afraid of “the decisions people make when they’re scared”. So can cabaret help? “Absolutely. People should leave my show feeling less fearful about their lives.” And with that, she needs to get back to her son. VENUE: TIME: TICKETS:

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Pen-pushing Poprishchin has become Pop Sheeran, a modest family man in a long line of work: repainting the steel cantilevers year in, year out. It’s an old colloquialism for a never-ending task: apply the last stroke of one coat, then the fi rst of the next. Even in his high-vis overalls, Pop Sheeran is invisible – both politically, having never voted in his life, and practically. You’d notice if he weren’t there, but he’s a symbol of quiet continuity: a worker who keeps things working. At home, his wife Mavra takes on his upkeep in turn; cooking for when he comes home, shaving him when his hands start to shake. He’s joined at the bridge by Matt White (wahey!), a stick-thin material science grad on work experience for the summer. He’s rented his fl at for the festival, climbs for leisure and knows the science of paint, not the feel of it. Worse, he’s an Englishman – and an old Harrovian at that. Worse still, he’s started seeing Pop’s daughter, Sophie. And all just as the bridge’s Qatari owners want to apply a new, durable paint that’ll last half a century. Enough to make anyone fl ip. This is a total overhaul of the original, in which Poprishchin goes mad with love, but still totally true to it. It’s as if Smith snorted a line of Gogol and wrote a new play under the influence. The core myth’s still visible, a man out of sync with society, pinned in his place, but it’s entirely transfigured for our times: a story of globalisation, mechanisation and identity crises. As Pop goes on, he succumbs to the same frazzled lunacy, convinced he’s conversant with Greyfriar’s Bobby. Like Poprishchin, he slips out of time and out of himself. Smith provides a clear-sighted picture of where we are now, sewing together signifi cant contemporary concerns that are usually handled alone: generational clashes, class, the crisis of masculinity and mental health. They all come together in Pop Sheeran. Globalisation rips up our roots and technology overturns our traditions. With them goes our sense of self, and that’s when people break down. Yet for all the ideas layered up like licks of paint, it’s the characters you care about. Smith’s careful with his story, stitching his ideas to specifi cs, and Liam Brennan’s superb as Pop: a fi ne soul in a weathered body. Where Guy Clark’s student is a processing unit, Brennan’s always physical: an accumulation of aches and pains, but still he kneads the paint out of his

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antique brushes at the end of each day. There’s a quiet beauty in his pride. To watch it disintegrate is a saddening thing. At the same time, Smith writes family tensions beautifully, so that individual aspirations pull the unit apart. His 17 year olds know their own minds, and Louise McMenemy’s Sophie is determined to go to an English uni and shag an Englishman – no matter that both tear her da to pieces. It’s her life, but she can’t fully understand her impact on him. As Mavra, Deborah Arnott is caught between what’s best for both of them. Such are the agonies of love. Rob Drummond offers a more positive view of it. For his new show, In Fidelity, the Scottish theatremaker has turned Cupid. Like Cilla and Paddy and that impossibly French maître d’, Our Robert is setting up singletons on their very first date. Live. Onstage. Every night. That’s an anxiety dream, right? Awkward small talk and flickering flirtation in front of a hundred strangers. I’m fine on my own, thanks. Drummond

takes care of his charges, offering structure and support, and maybe, just maybe, some might get it on. The stage ups defences though, and tonight’s loveseekers put up more front than a Naked Attraction box set. Maybe that’s just how first dates go. Forget love though, this is all in the name of science. Drummond seeks to unpick dates with data, reducing the heart’s desires to psychology and chemicals, neurology and evolution – most of which you likely know already. Love’s a survival strategy, but so, Drummond discovers, is infidelity. We are a species of cheaters, programmed to play away. Happily married, Drummond set himself up on a dating site as, er, research. It’s fine, he told his wife. But when the matches started a-matching and the suitors a-messaging, he couldn’t help but click. Might the grass be greener or younger or hotter? It’s fun, but it’s frivolous, and Drummond never pushes his television format past itself. Whether sparks fly or not, In Fidelity hasn’t the livewire danger of Drummond’s past work. Likey, but lighty. ✏︎ Matt Trueman


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After winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award last year for his show Spaghetti for Breakfast, there’s inevitable expectation for Sam Simmons’ follow up. But if any act can deal with that, it’s him. It’s a Friday night crowd, packed out and with two stag dos no less. But there’s not going to be any heckling here. Who’s going to argue with a shouty Australian who looks like the slightly unhinged neighbour in an Aussie soap whose wife has left him? Simmons has more sass than a Glaswegian hen party as he sashays his way through the wonderful series of absurdities in his latest show, Not a People Person. Not a people pleaser either – he likes to do his own thing but audiences love it regardless. And if you weren’t entirely sure what was going on, which is distinctly possible, he handily points out the running motifs and jokes: the sad bit is signposted, gags are deconstructed for our ease. Then there’s an encouraging, “aaaw c’mon!”, if a joke doesn’t get the response it deserves. It’s as random as random gets and is still utterly wonderful. Surreal images that fl ash past at breakneck speed will haunt for some time after. There are kangaroo hands, The Beach Boys, badly used roller skates. There’s also a smattering of human observations as a variety of characters whizz by – a loud Australian impressed with his prawns on holiday embarrasses his posh table neighbours. Simmons invests it with such energy and chutzpah, and weirdly inherent humour, that it just somehow works. That said, you can’t really go wrong with an overweight man with a bald pate and full moustache wiggling his arse in just his pants, can you? Approaching comedy in a similar vein is Lou Sanders, who has found something of an appropriate title for her show this year – What's That Lady Doing? It’s a title that derives from an audience member’s question of her companion when Sanders donned a dragon suit for no apparent reason in a previous show. It’s a question you ask yourself along with, ‘Why am I finding it so damn funny?’ But that’s what’s so refreshing about Sanders. Like Simmons you’re never quite sure where she will lead you. Often it’s not clear she knows herself. On stage there are props—blow up seagulls, mannequin heads—all of which suggest some kind of forward planning, but the result is exhilaratingly unexpected all the same.

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Any one Sanders gig will be different from another, partly due to the audience reaction. Like many of the best innovators in comedy she can split a room – some almost rupturing an organ laughing while others look on bemused. But that’s the glory of Sanders. She notes that she’s often called mad and it’s easy to see why. But it’s a dismissive, lazy description. In actual fact she’s creative, running with the eclectic collection of thoughts in her head. Here her set veers from inane tips for life read from her notebook, a turn from “genderless Michael”, and tales of a nine year old’s ill-judged party thrown on a 50p budget. It won’t necessarily all work but that doesn’t matter. She pauses to berate her tech. Is it because it’s early in the run? Probably not, she’ll probably still be doing that later on too. There are touches of poignancy along the way too – the young Sanders’ excessively peach, OCD bedroom hints at childhood anxiety. A breathless adventure. BEASTS have created another riot of a show, and good god is it fun. They’ve produced a fair few shows at the Fringe now, many of which seemed to slip under the radar. This year though they’ve been given the spacious Queen Dome – they might finally be getting the attention they deserve. They still describe themselves, rather ironically, as

a sketch group. But for the last few years, including this one, they’ve written a comedic play usually based around as tenuous a premise as they can pen. This year the trio, Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciarán Dowd, are competing for the Mr Edinburgh contest – it’s a sheer coincidence, of course that of all the men in the room it’s they who are the finalists. Inevitably the competition between the three guys gets way out of hand. They each take their role: “James” is the slightly dim one, “Owen”, the exasperated almost straight man, and “Ciarán”, the unruly one. They’re a tight ship. Neatly choreographed routines emerge from the chaos of the mismatched trio – Roberts’ perfect execution, McNicholas all loose-limbed and gangly and Dowd easily distracted by a pretty face in the crowd. Much of the humour derives from a simple physicality – after all who knew eating a tomato would be so funny? There’s classic slapstick too, at one point in the form of a loose swan chase. Plus there are plenty of basic, visual gags. Anyone who is familiar with their work will be reassured that Dowd exposes himself in some fashion throughout the show and Roberts looks ridiculous in a tutu. Guaranteed to place a very big grin on your face. ✏︎ Marissa Burgess


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Katie Mulgrew Saboteur ★★★★ VENUE:

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The likeable Katie Mulgrew couldn’t make it to last year’s Fringe due to a pressing family issue: Jim, her brand new baby son. He’s the saboteur in question, having thrown a massive, messy spanner into Mulgrew’s working life. Then again, Jim has now inspired a full hour-long comeback show. So, swings and roundabouts. And poo-splattered cots. And awful circus-themed birthday parties. There’s much anecdotal mirth to be mined from a baby’s early months, in the right hands. If you know your Fringe comedy but don’t yet know Mulgrew, she’s sort of a Lancastrian Mae Martin, with similar quirks—that nerdy internal monologue, those frequent cheery “guys!” to keep us engaged. But there's also a sense, as with

Martin, that this is a pretence-free real person onstage. She reveals her most intimate, sometimes gruesome baggage like an old friend in the pub loosened up by sambuca (which was also the catalyst for Jim’s conception, it transpires). It’s all so endearingly frank, in fact, that the show’s descent into darker territory late on is genuinely affecting, even troublingly tense. If you don’t care about Mulgrew and her immediate family by then, you’re probably borderline psychopathic and should defi nitely get that checked out. Meanwhile, any comics harbouring doubts about why they do this curious job—and during the Fringe, it’s probably most of them—would be well advised to check in for some intensive Mulgrew therapy. The denouement here rather wonderfully explains exactly why Katie does it, and why this seemingly silly business is so important. Laugh-affi rming stuff. ✏ Si Hawkins

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Male Comedienne ★★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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“I told The Stand not to put me on at midday,” says Fern Brady, and she’s got a point. Actually, the fi rst half of her second Edinburgh hour is the sort of show you could just about take your mother to. Just. But things take an extraordinary turn, with a revelation that our host insists her own mum doesn’t know about, yet, followed by audio-visual anarchy. Welcome to the Brady Lunch. Brady—a 30 year-old writer/ comic from Bathgate who comes

Stuart Laws So Preoccupied With Whether or Not He Could That He Didn’t Stop to Think Whether He Should ★★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Apparently Stuart Laws didn’t stop to consider if “he should”. Well if So Preoccupied... is the fruits of his hurried labour, then pausing to think is clearly a crutch he need no longer lean on. It’s a brilliant semi-surrealist hour of standup that neatly incorporates all the tricks of the craft. The wordy title (a surefi re clincher for mainstream attention, he notes) isn’t much of a giveaway

across on stage like a scary 18-year-old shop assistant, which actually works—has some solid-gold material to work with here, on top of a beautifully brutal turn of phrase. It all feeds into the overall Male Comedienne idea: people not treating her like a regular, stereotypical, stare-at-shoes woman, for some reason. First there’s a spectacular newspaper error that, if true, is pretty staggering, and elicits that rare audience response, the gaspthen-guffaw. Along the way she tosses away further revelations like tiny fi reworks—mental hospitals, memorable threesomes— before we even hit the biggy. All of which allows Brady to take a well-deserved swipe at older male comedians who reckon she hasn’t enough life experience to be a standup. Oh, really?

Act two then brings that eyebrow-raising admission, which I won’t reveal here in case Mum Googles her. But it’s surely unique on this year’s comedy stages, and utterly fascinating. Then there’s the ending, a video-based stunt which will divide audiences, possibly make you cry, and maybe even ruin your day. Ah, modern comedy, such an unpredictable mistress. ✏ Si Hawkins

for the content of the show; it’s more of a showcase for facts about puffins than an expression of existential turmoil. Himself a keen ornithologist, Laws uses vignettes about the large-beaked bird as part of an ornately crafted callback structure. Artfully woven throughout are a series of recurrent lines, dropped innocuously at fi rst but building to a collective climax. By the end he’s set up so many lucrative buttons in our psyche that he just has to press them at will and he elicits instinctive laughter. It’s a complex device that belies his languid, relaxed persona. Thankfully, the absurdist humour of some segments manages to stay the right side of coherent, without straying into oddity for the sake of oddity. There’s even a string of puns that might seem out of place elsewhere but feel at home in his variety showcase of the comic form. It’s not quite

polished, and he botches the delivery of a few punchlines, but his deceptive comedic turn keeps everyone on their toes. The expasperated musings of an eccentric aren’t meant to be this funny. ✏ Matthew Sharpe

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Jo Caulfield Pretending to Care ★★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Maybe it’s some curious side-effect of shelling out for an expensive new kitchen, but Jo Caulfield seems considerably more caustic this year. It could also be her recent move from middle-class Marchmont to the more, er, cosmopolitan, Leith. Plus a Brexit aftershock. The mildly furious comic gets that out of the way in a dismissive rant early on here, not wanting to “waste good jokes” on Cameron, Corbyn and co. Either way, it’s a welcome surge

Olaf Falafel and the Cheese of Truth ★★★★ TIME:

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The publicity for “Sweden’s eighth funniest comedian” has played heavily on Olaf Falafel’s status as a celebrated Vine humorist, which is understandable, given that it’s likely his greatest source of international exposure. Fortunately, Falafel doesn’t dwell on navel-gazing questions about the nature of social media; he simply employs the highlights of his internet-based humour with the ruthlessness and timing of any talented standup, using his six-second absurdities as a “sorbet” to punctuate his equally charming rapidfi re live material.

along the profanity superhighway, and her faithful Radio 4-infused fanbase seem more than content with the added effing and jeffing. Although even the hardcore look slightly stunned when Caulfield suddenly launches into a bit of softcore: an elaborate and surprisingly professional lap-dancing routine. Well, it’s good to have something to fall back on. The Midlands-raised, now Edinburgh-based comic is in fine form here, largely fuelled by a growing annoyance at fake niceness: that faux-friendliness that big corporations now force their employees to greet customers with. This is hardly hard-hitting social commentary but, offered some juicy subject matter, she rips it to shreds; the audience positively howls with laughter. Her poor husband gets it in the neck too, as

ever, but all very affectionately. The only slight misfire is the closing set-piece, about real-life rom-coms, which could—like most movies—be considerably shorter. That aside, Pretending to Care is a sharper, more cohesive experience than previous Edinburgh hours, which sometimes felt rather best-of bitty as she shoehorned in stuff from her radio shows. That lap-dance exhibition definitely wasn’t written for the wireless. ✏ Si Hawkins

Another key quality of The Cheese of Truth is that viewers will get more out of seeing Falafel on stage than they will by just ploughing through his Vine history – the experience is unquestionably enhanced by his presence, his improvisations and his good-natured but unpredictable relationship with the audience (Babybels may be involved). ‘Surreal’ is probably the most perennially over-employed and abused adjective at the Fringe, so it’s nice to see a comedian who not only justifi es the description, but applies surrealism in an almost utilitarian manner: jokes, concepts and images stripped down to the bare bones of what makes them funny, without unnecessary explanation or a wasted word. Allegedly, the question at the show’s heart is, “What makes a good man?”, though this is quickly sidelined as an excuse to revisit

Falafel’s most infamous encounters on Vine – some cheese-based media satire, and a croissant gag that incurred the wrath of online Trump voters. The drift in focus doesn’t hurt Falafel; he has a talent, rather than a weakness, for the tangential. ✏ Sean Bell


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Thom: Foolery With Thom Tuck ★★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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With its lineup changing daily, Tuck offers no guarantee of quality on any given day. All audiences can be assured of is that each act on the bill will carry a variation of the name Thomas. Our giggling ‘Tompere’ for the hour, Thom Tuck, is more amused by this premise than we are, but clearly knows a winningly stupid conceit when he stumbles upon one. The enthusiasm emanating from the former Penny Dreadfuls star seems to rub off on this afternoon’s performers, each going off-mic to deliver a personable set in an environment where failure is anticipated and even actively encouraged.

Bethany Black (Extra)Ordinary ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Plenty of comics say they’ve had a roller-coaster number of years but roller derby casualty Bethany Black has known more bumps than most. Beset by bereavement, illness, injury, poverty and heartache, at her lowest ebb she suddenly made history as the first transgender actor to plays a trans character

Tom Neenan is the fi rst to admit he isn’t a standup, but here dabbles in snappy, esoteric poetry readings while wearing an apologetic grimace. This uncertain turn is a world away from the densely worded narratives he’s come to perfect, and it’s a privilege watching the man venture into uncharted territory, if only as a favour to a mate. Pappy’s wildcard Tom Parry is a far more polished proposition, having proven his powers as a solo performer last year. He’s currently at the Fringe in the capacity of a show director, and here a handful

of lucky stragglers are treated to a knockabout reprisal of his best routines. Headline act Tom Allen is the fi rst to falter with an ironic commentary on the differences between gays and straights, but finds his footing during a series of oddly specifi c recollections about formative visits to his local swimming pool. As we succumb to Allen’s monologue, Tuck stands at the back, high on the strange sense of camaraderie he’s somehow managed to foster. ✏ Lewis Porteous

on British television, in Russell T Davies’ Cucumber and Banana, before securing her fangirl fantasy of appearing in Doctor Who. Once ditched, practically at the altar, she’s found love again with someone who just seems to click with her. And having had her life return to the relatively stable keel of a jobbing comic, she’s back at the Fringe for the first time in seven years. Her singular life experience remains a rich fund of anecdotes and in recent years she’s learned a more measured, wry means of relating them, with an especially arch and sagacious perspective on her status as a trans pioneer – even preparing herself for a martyr’s role if society’s

attitudes shift once more. All that despite the best intentions of her psyche to blurt the most inappropriate things at the most inopportune times. Unapologetic about wading into the practicalities of lesbian sex or administering hard drugs, there’s little triumphalism in Black’s endurance, just a waggish sense of mischief and appreciation of her own ridiculousness, not least as she demonstrates how her hard-living years have damaged her capacity to retain her concentration. A unique and engaging performer, irrespective of her backstory, it’s a pleasure to see her back performing fulllength shows again. ✏ Jay Richardson


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If Ria Lina had died before this festival, the only maternal advice her daughter would have been left with would have been a YouTube clip of her mum singing a comedy song about dealing with the frustration of unsynchronised sexual climax. Thankfully for all concerned, her new show, Dear Daughter, goes some way to addressing this legacy issue. Lina reads out letters for her daughter at several points. They

Jack Barry You Don’t Know Jack ★★★ VENUE:

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Jack Barry wrings a certain amount of amusement out of the concept of a quarter-life crisis and its pessimistic relation to the better known mid-life variety. But it’s a creaky, catch-all theme for his various insecurities, which, though often familiar for a 28-year-old white man, he at least tends to approach from oblique angles. Apart from the bleakness that seems to have accompanied him becoming a full-time comic, what’s most striking about Barry is his willingness to portray himself in an unfavourable light, from his jaded reaction at meeting his ex to his

are full of advice about how to deal with boys and how to negotiate her way through a world that is stacked against those with vaginas. At times it is lovely and lyrical, at other moments it is as awkward and cringey. As most advice offered from mums to daughters should be. These missives punctuate the show, providing a nice breather between and counterpoint to what is otherwise a straightforward, slick standup act. Familiar territory of getting older, marriage and the ninja skills of thirsty children are handled with middle-manager competence. It’s never not funny, and is delivered with zing and a few ukulele songs, but only occasionally troubles the belly with laughter. In contrast to the letters, attempted pathos via staged phone calls from her mum, and the photo-

affected willingness to do anything for a street party in his (dis)honour. The impishness he projects in his double act with Annie McGrath, Twins, survives in the rascally reasons he offers for fantasising a bus crash or refusing to die on behalf of his girlfriend. There’s pedantic wit in his deconstruction of Shane Warne’s sledging and an analysis of Jesus’ similarities to Marvin Gaye, as well as a nice running gag about bigots claiming gay weddings leads to people marrying their dogs. A routine about the linguistics of sex acts is neatly observed and less laddish than it threatens to be. But Barry lets his downbeat perspective infect his hour and rather underplays his uniqueness: his mastery of Mandarin affording him the rare triumph of being racially abused, which he exalts in. Fine as far as it goes, this is an emotionally and materially uneven hour that confirms he’s still working out who he is. ✏ Jay Richardson

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graphic conclusion, feel muddled. It is the equivalent of a nimble pianist playing parts of a breezy score with her elbows. But for a show that is boldly about death, Lina leaves both the audience and her daughter with a show with signifi cant traces of insight, defi ance and life. ✏ Edd McCracken


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As Will Duggan points out, Will Duggan looks like a comedian. He is, after all, a straight white male in his twenties. But while other young comedians wear their plaid and jeans like a wolf wears a woolly jumper—naked ambition in t-shirts and trainers—Duggan appears to be that rarest of things, a nice guy. It’s that humanity that lifts the lightly cynical observations in A Man Gathering Fish – even when he’s not hilarious, you’re always glad you came. 

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“D’you know what I mean?” A disclaimer to readers: it is not advisable to see Sophie Willan’s new show if you do not know what she means. She will ask you. A lot. Annoying catchphrase aside, the Bolton-born comedian going On Record about her past makes for an amusing and introspective hour.  Structured loosely around a social worker’s case fi les of Willan’s troubled childhood, the show plays out like an episode of This Is Your Life meets Shameless. Excerpts from the write-ups are helpfully shown on screen throughout. Her

From stories about teaching autistic teenagers to pub trivia to his various faltering career paths, there’s a focus on finding the joy in moments rather than just the punch line. When he loses his train of thought, he has a habit of referring to his show in terms of the hopes and dreams (and money) he’s invested in it. Actually being likable really helps an audience to like you, and the only faltering moments are when the material slips into spikier territory. This is all the more impressive when Duggan reveals he’s personally facing down a dark future, then moves on. Many others would have been tempted to make this the centre of the act, but he mostly avoids the strained themes that derail many Fringe sets. Mostly. He does bookend the show with discussion of Michelan-

gelo’s horse—the one that’s hiding inside the marble, waiting for the rest of the block to be removed—as a metaphor for his comedy. This doesn’t seem the right fi t. A Man Gathering Fish doesn’t chip away the small moments, it highlights them. ✏ Jonathan Holmes

infectious charm serves as the conduit into a tale of herion-addicted parents, pre-pubescent alcoholism and foodstuffs squeezed through a letterbox. It may sound a little grim on paper but her happy-golucky nonchalance on stage makes it seem like a normal upbringing. She’s impressively defi ant in her attitude, infl ecting enough humour into proceedings to keep it the right side of bleak. Occasionally there’s too much surface-level froth (giggling about twerking and the like) and not enough exploration of the substance beneath. Her formative years are such a rich source of material for self-refl ection (and she has the documents to prove it!), so why not delve a little deeper? Regardless, it’s entertaining to see such a gutsy expression of self-acceptance unfold on stage. It’s often hard to know exactly “what she means”, and perhaps

that’s just a simple empathy-sourcing gimmick, but she’s honest and contemplative in ways you won’t see in many other standup shows this Fringe. ✏ Matthew Sharpe

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Well, he certainly knows his audience. The crowd on the night I attended were pale, packed and sweating like Spam on a windowsill, giddy with the incredible heat of The Counting House. This was going to be a white guy talking about white stuff to a room full of white people – a description that covers 99% of Fringe shows. And yes, initially this is white people at play, a Seurat painting. Taylor uses ‘white’ interchangeably with ‘middle class’ (not as easy a substitution in Scotland as in West London, but again, Taylor

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The unfortunate testament to Garret Millerick’s knack for storytelling is that you’d probably rather watch the source of inspiration for The Stuff Dreams is Made of than the show itself. So convincingly does he recount his experiences making the documentary Mad Hot Birmingham that your mind wanders as you work out how you can track down a copy of it.  As an hour of anecdotal standup it’s engaging and cleverly struc-

knows who’s showing up) and riffs on the lifetime of farmers’ markets that stretch out in front of them. They are observations that have been made before, but Taylor hones lines until they’re lethal, and the audience loves it. What are we like?! That’s so us. It’s when he uses this skill to carry them into trickier areas that this gets impressive. Whiteness (or at least Guardian-white) is recast as a series of self-imposed and ridiculous divisions: everyone is “white but…”, a means of partly absolving yourself. Again, this is more about left-wing bickering, an ingenious tactic that somehow makes it all about us. White skin is bulletproof when it comes to racial offence, but Taylor’s aim is to keep hitting until he leaves a mark. There is collateral damage and poorly chosen targets on the way and, as Taylor points out, it’s his privilege as a white male comedian that

tured, with Millerick assuming the role of hindsight-laden narrator. The aforementioned slice of cinéma vérité (one can only imagine) was about Birmingham City Council’s attempt to use ballroom dancing as a means of social development in a deprived local school. No money for books, but money for teaching troublesome 12-year-olds to foxtrot. As the reluctant director of the piece, he uses his Fringe show to create art from adversity (despite the fact that his adversity came from trying to create art in the fi rst place). It’s a cathartic expulsion of his pent-up pain, which suits his loud stage persona. There are some weaker segments where he strays into observational commentary, covering topics like Amazon deliveries ≠≠≠with a contrived bid for relatability that belies his own comic

he’s able to do this. Yet by the end, as he turns up the heat, the laughs are harder won but better earned. Maybe we white people deserve to sweat, at least a little. ✏ Jonathan Holmes

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voice. He’s strongest when he’s in his autobiographical element, exasperated at his own mistakes (like trying to imitate Louis Theroux by fi lming Brummie kids doing the tango) and endeavouring to learn from them. It’s enjoyably bleak, but there aren’t quite enough laughs to elevate it beyond just an amusing story. ✏ Matthew Sharpe


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Feeling down? In a funk? Black dog humping your leg? Then spend an evening with Anna Mann, the actor for whom all the world’s a stage of grief. Colin Hoult—who you might recognise from TV’s Derek and Being Human—plays Ms Mann, who you might recognise from her long career in brief theatrical runs. Unlike other therapists, Mann takes a tough luvvie approach. After attending (and taking over) a

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As host of the reliably entertaining Do The Right Thing podcast, Danielle Ward is well versed in dispensing advice. And with the hubris of a 37-year-old trying to help a 17-year-old she found in distress, she’s been inspired to share her best life lessons for teenage girls, offering nine pearls of wisdom from a woman mostly horrifi ed by the way the world is moving. Not that she’s setting herself up as a role model or looking back

it is, but in truth A Sketch Show for Depressives is inclusive and deeply silly. It all hits its peak in a skit that could be called ‘Watch out, Werner Herzog’s About’. Mann might not cure your depression, but she will make you laugh. ✏ Jonathan Holmes

to the nineties with excessive, rose-tinted nostalgia. Many of her initial laughs spring from taunting the optimism of that decade with the benefi t of cynical hindsight. Most of her suggestions relate to sex, an area in which she’s a late bloomer struggling to make up for her early naivety while urging girls not to subscribe to porn-inspired male fantasies. Her ‘do as I say, don’t do as I do’ mentality also applies to meeting celebrities, with Ward’s gifts as a musician having enabled her to embarrass herself in front of a number of high-profi le stars. Despite only charging £1 for under-21s to get in, the altruism of her endeavour takes a back seat to her desire to score points against the world, with a wonderfully delivered metaphor for suspicion of feminism and terrorism, a rail

against the housing policy that’s condemned a generation to terrible rented accommodation, and the occasional dig at the expense of her boyfriend. Acerbic but playful, Seventeen doesn’t quite add up to the sum of its disparate parts but it’s a bracing manifesto for early afternoon. ✏ Jay Richardson

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group session, she has turned her fellow depressives into characters, and their lives into sketches or vignettes. It’s group therapy as a one-woman show. (Well, she does have two buff stagehands, but they tend to suffer in silence.) A word of warning from Mann herself: if you are actually suffering, don’t expect to be cured by the end of the show. The set-up is an excuse to indulge in some oldschool thespianism. Every character is introduced with a costume change, some interpretive dance and an anecdote from Mann’s time treading the boards and stepping on people’s throats. Hoult is smart at quickly defining his cast of lonely characters, each small detail making them small in their own way, but Mann is his most expansive creation: a dinosaur who ruled back on Play for Today. The edgy title and tart host might suggest it’s going to be harder than

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One of the more intimate and intense performance spaces on the Fringe, the Attic is where the Pleasance often puts its late-night, high-energy oddball offerings, with the compelling Norris & Parker no exception. A sketchy character comedy duo, whose squabbling, sexual dysfunction around each other and members of the audience is invariably high in the mix of their skits, the leotard-sporting Katie Norris and Sinead Parker are backed on keyboard by ChrisThomson.

Affecting a Victorian air of macabre as Christoph, he’s the most manifest element of the duo’s stated predilection for gallows humour. Yet even given the ensemble’s propensity for darkness, the overriding mood projected is of the inexplicable, for better and worse. Emerging initially as the Feminazis, these robot-like,Teutonic male castrators serve primarily to set up Norris as the superior, authority figure and Parker as the confused loose cannon, beneath even their harsh technician’s contempt. As the misogynistic, eighties throwback DI Dick Cum Hardy, Norris is once again dominant, with Parker as his protesting female assistant, though they change it up for Parker’s winning homage to punk poet John Cooper Clarke, inappropriately sticking it toThe Man in a primary school. DespiteThomson’s solid sup-

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port and wry asides, the musical pastiches of everything from Evita to Kate Bush don’t really linger in the memory. And Hardy’s investigation of Barry the Cannibal never coalesces into anything more than a heavy-handed spoof of blokeishness. Still, the singing voices and physical expressiveness are impressive and Norris and Parker’s bickering outbusts rarely fail to raise a smile. ✏ Jay Richardson


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A prime example that you should never judge a book—or Canuck—by its cover, the now slightly chunkier Pete Johansson looks like your typical tree-felling backwoods Canadian but, as becomes increasingly apparent during this enlightening hour, he’s all about pricking male stereotypes. Even if it makes audiences clench. “Who likes to touch his own ass?” he booms to the guys in the room, and looks a little perplexed

by the lack of hands thrusting skywards. Well, those particular arms are perhaps best left folded. Johansson is a born again ass-lover; his own ass, that is, which he talks about rather a lot. There’s a tremendous tale about the time his wife had to karate-chop him right in that hairy cleft, which only sounds reasonable in context, admittedly. The show’s offi cial theme is whether the increasingly bear-like comic is a good person, but his wider gender material is more interesting. There’s some impassioned, well-informed stuff about male/female sexual dynamics, a jaw-dropping stat about US shootings, and an intriguing aside about his wife getting a gun. Although actually, that’s really about his friends’ reactions, and he omits the actual

reason she bought it. This is one of those shows that could do with a Q&A at the end. In truth, Good People is still a bit rough and ready, and Johansson admits that it might not fully fl y until later in the run, but then his between-stories patter and audience repartee are arguably better than the pre-planned jokes. Go figure. ✏ Si Hawkins

when discussing the awkwardness of fl yering, and reveals himself capable of wringing laughs from situations outwith his own control, latecomers and heckles among them. There’s no doubting that Gola is a natural. Disappointment abruptly sets in once the star enters the main body of his show. His subject matter— the irritations endured while checking in for fl ights—could hardly be more hackneyed, nor could many of his jokes themselves. Has asking travellers if they’re terrorists ever caught anyone out, he wonders

aloud, as though he’s the fi rst to have had this thought. After some rote but well-delivered observations on the differences between the UK and his native South Africa, he reaches the nadir of his hour, abusing his status as a performer to punch down on the homeless, albeit in what he presumably thinks is a good-natured manner. A compelling and gifted performer, it’s a shame to find Gola resting on his laurels at this relatively early stage in his career. ✏ Lewis Porteous

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As he’s announced on stage, we’re informed that Loyiso Gola is a two-time Emmy Award nominee. While mention of these plaudits could be attributed to arrogance on his part, it’s likely the comedian’s sole intention was to put our minds at ease. “You’re in good hands,” he seems to be saying, “I know what I’m doing.” The obligatory audience interaction with which he opens his set seems to bear this out. His comfortable stage presence allows him to command the room even while maintaining a conversational tone. He’s charmingly self-effacing


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“There’s no meaning behind it. It’s just lots of jokes.” No, that’s not a disgruntled reviewer’s summary of Matt Winning’s Ragnarok. It’s his own, uttered right before a lot of clever (but admittedly meaningless) jokes.  This reductionist attitude betrays the Seinfeld-style minutiae he deals in. There’s value in the little things, so a lack of meaning doesn’t equate to a lack of insight on his part. His standup material

itself is all enveloped around a framing device; Winning’s spaceage descendent, Oscar, appears intermittently (after a quick costume change) to warn his ancestor that this very show will change the world. It’s a cutesy artifi ce, giving the show an elaborate setup and a nice self-referential awareness. Sadly the conceit becomes more entertaining than the content, and without the futuristic vignettes the standup would seem pretty ordinary by itself. It’s certainly a marked improvement on the Scottish comedian’s Fringe outing last year, with far more consistency in the punchlines and a clearer comic voice. His persona now is one of inquisitive enthuasism; he’s the champion of all the trivialities that interest him. Whether it’s passionately

explaining why corn on the cob is his favourite food (even going as far as to suggest an expansion of the brand: chicken on the cob anyone?), or doing a show-and-tell with his clay pigeons, he’s unburdened by the cynicism that inhibits a lot of observational comedy. It’s just a shame that the character comedy backdrop doesn’t represent the main event. ✏ Matthew Sharpe

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There’s a standard ‘start’ procedure for most Fringe standup shows. Your act hovers pensively in the wings then usually has to announce his or her own entrance, which is quite odd, when you think about it. So some choose a more organic approach. “Okay, I feel comfortable, let’s start the fucking show!” hollers Craig Campbell, from mid-stage, 10 minutes after his allotted start time; but then he has been chatting off-script for a good half hour. You get more bang for your buck at a Campbell gig. How many other comics warm up their own

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Easy Tiger ★★★

wandering-in audiences? A hairy Canadian biker, Campbell outwardly cultivates something of a wild-man image, even hinting in the Fringe Guide blurb that he’ll perform this show in a tiger-striped onesie. In fact the vision on stage is much more sedate: he’s wearing shorts, yes, but also daintily sipping tea. And that’s the unlikely topic for a good early chunk of Easy Tiger: tea, coffee, milk, and what those beverages tell us Brits about ourselves. It isn’t rock ‘n’ roll, but it is thoroughly entertaining, as

he rattles through a mighty repertoire of mad-eyed characters. Sadly, others in this weekend audience have been drinking something stronger, and a stupidly spiteful heckle, though batted away by Campbell, puts a slight dampener on the second half. His subsequent tales of exotic international exploits just don’t hit the same heights. Or perhaps that early arrival causes the lull: will Edinburgh audiences wilt if comics do more than an hour? Best get some coffee brewing, too. ✏ Si Hawkins


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Tom Ward immediately puts paid to any conventional sense of momentum or excitement as he materialises on stage to the strains of The Smiths, allowing his intro music to continue playing out of respect for Morrissey. The audience interaction that follows is commendably thorough, and further proof of the man’s inclination toward haphazard spontaneity. What’s most notable

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Aatif Nawaz has the ideal forename for Fringe comedy. Not only does it throw up this show’s titular pun, which he’s terribly proud of, but he’s also pretty much the fi rst entry in the Fringe Guide’s alphabetical comedy section that isn’t just someone shouting “Aaaaaargh!” Nawaz needn’t be so needy, having already made his name with last year’s well-received Muslims Do it Five Times a Day, which mocked the demonisation of Islam while also poking fun at fellow believers. Since then he’s appeared

venues all wanted to sodomise him in the toilets. “Can you picture me listening to Cher?” he asks incredulously. Well, I don’t see why not mate, music’s a broad church. For all Sex, Slugs and Cassette Tapes’ faults, it’s to the performer’s credit that even his most hackneyed routines offer glimmers of inspiration, his lyrical, descriptive language in turns poetic and surreal. ✏ Lewis Porteous

regularly on radio and TV, notably the infl ammatory Channel 4 documentary What British Muslims Really Think, which he subsequently rebuked in a Guardian column. That controversy would have made a fertile theme for this follow-up show, and Nawaz does initially announce that Aatifi cial Intelligence is about dodgy journalism. Bizarrely, though, it’s a subject he barely returns to, instead embarking on random anecdotes about, for example, a Houston casino, which lacks a decent punchline. There’s a strong sense here of a comic expecting a triumphant return, then realising all-too-late that he burned up years of material on the previous show. He even throws in some hackneyed old bus jokes, which smack of desperation. The show’s title is arguably its best gag. And yet if Nawaz is panicking it rarely shows; his upbeat crowdwork largely keeps them onside,

so there’s room for manoeuvre. A rushed audience-participation section could use more leisurely riffing, while he shouldn’t be afraid to explore those serious themes, even if it means long gaps between laughs. Enjoy the silence. ✏ Si Hawkins

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at this point in the set, however, is the lethargic pace with which Ward goes off piste. It’s the first Fringe performance of his debut hour, and already he seems tired. This isn’t deadpan schtick, but more likely a capable newcomer concerned that he lacks the stamina necessary for a uniformly strong performance. This is unfortunate as much of the ensuing material is in need of a hard sell. Focussing first on relationships between men and women, Ward comes off as a sort of indie Jim Davidson with his crass generalisations about the opposite sex. Elsewhere, he refers to nights out in gay clubs as though a beacon of worldliness and enlightenment, his tolerance undercut by the implication that the older men inhabiting these

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A roar of recognition greets the arrival on stage of each regular character from BBC Scotland’s hit TV sketch show Burnistoun. Created by Glaswegian comics Iain Connell and Robert Florence, the show—which completed its last series in 2012— evidently remains dear to the appreciative audience. Sadly, the hour that follows is a poor advert for newcomers. From a football manager-turned-marriage counsellor to inept “polis” offi cers, the sketches rarely move beyond their initial premises. There are some bravura performances, but the show as a whole never deviates from a particular well-worn sketch comedy format. The humour largely operates through misanthropy—almost every sketch revolves around an angry, shouty, amoral male character—and pushing mild taboos to elicit transgressive titters. Over an hour, the misanthropy builds and reveals a few real errors of judgement. Casual references to loose female sexuality, disability and depression litter the script. One sketch, seeming at fi rst to mock misogynistic children’s clothing ranges, ultimately derives its only punchlines from listing sexist suggestions for slogans on girls’ baby-grows. In the closing sketch, that misanthropy is turned on the Fringe in general and the performers themselves. Casually dismissing the festival as either “arty-farty student fuckers” or “telly people making a quick buck”, there’s no question which category Connell and Florence fall into. That’s the point: they provide a nostalgic glimpse of beloved characters for a packed crowd of mostly fans. For anyone else, it’s a lazy, unreconstructed, outdated sketch show at a Fringe with many brilliantly original ones to choose from. ✏ Will Young

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A Simple Space Chaos and fun in this strippedback circus performance from Aussie troupe Gravity & Other Myths ★★★★

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“Falling!” “Catch me!” So opens A Simple Space, as our plainly-dressed acrobats scatter, stopping, starting, falling, catching; some catches are smooth and clean, some are rushed and sketchy, some are missed. And in the chaos there is play, there is tacit choreography, setting the tone for the next hour. Aussie troupe Gravity & Other Myths, now very much a known name in international circus, have been perfecting this

against their country’s establishment as gunfire blazed throughout Europe. Using real-life dialogue from such figures as Fenner Brockway and Bertrand Russell, Mears casts light upon a chapter of British history too often ignored, and raises some salient points about our responsibilities as individuals. Above all, we’re made to consider the terrifying results that occur when man falls out of line with popular consensus.

Our humanist heroes are incarcerated, bullied and humiliated by institutions under whose authority they never agreed to be subject. Mears is an animated and engaging presence throughout, his faithful delivery of others’ words accommodating many a naturalistic flourish. Entertaining as his show may be, his gratitude and outrage remain very much to the fore. This is important, vital polemic. ✏ Lewis Porteous

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floor, cornered by towers of birdy lights, manually switched on and off by the performers between routines. As well as being earnestly lo-fi and in keeping with their DIY, grassroots ethos, it’s remarkable how the slightest change in lighting can transform the mood and energy of their mini-arena. And if you’re lucky enough to be pulled on stage for the handbalancing canes routine, laid down to watch from below, that’s a brand new—and breath-stealing—perspective for this art form. Deftly structured, with humble yet outrageously talented players, A Simple Space features some of the freshest, most entertaining circus around. ✏ George Sully

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particular show over several years, and today, it’s never been better. As with much contemporary Australian circus, the routines here cut to the bone of the feats, doing away with needless narrative or cluttering props, exposing the best and most exciting parts of the team’s eye-watering repertoire. From impossible holds and towering human structures, to competitions in skipping rope and backfl ips, GOM blend physical bravura with genuine, prankish camaraderie. And all this soundtracked by live synth-percussion and original compositions – a vivid, present take on circus musical accompaniment. The titular "simple space" is their unadorned square of sprung

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Michael Mears’ family has been no stranger to global conflict, his grandfather and father having each fought in a world war. Despite this pedigree, shared by many of his generation, he’s always considered himself a pacifist, even going so far as to emblazon his school pencil case with the legend, “war is illogical”. The performer may be passionate about his beliefs, but concedes that he’s never had call to stand by them. This Evil Thing is an inspirational and disturbing work focussed on men who did. It credits the bravery of the conscientious objectors forced into fighting an ideological war


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Feet squabble with each other, hands undulate in UV lighting like marine life and a loose head seemingly slides from one shoulder to the other. New Zealander Thomas Monckton manipulates his body into physical comedy that gives every sinew, every joint, a starring role. Monckton’s training as a clown is clear in his elastic physicality, but what really makes this 45 minutes of low-fi brilliance sing is its confident, slow build-up: each part of his body gets to explore the world, from unravelling socks to excitedly applying nail varnish. These are mini-character studies that disassemble anatomy into laugh-out-loud moments. Somewhere between Pixar’s famous animated lamp and Rowan Atkinson’s innocent abroad, Mr Bean, is where Monckton rests – his head mostly obscured by a hoodie or the bowl of a low-hang-

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ing ceiling light. He’s a scarecrow figure, with fellow New Zealander Gemma Tweedie his playfully impassive technical operator and occasional co-performer. The gradual awakening of limbs, to body, to face—a fantastically manic one—keeps everything shifting and evolving. Monckton engages with the audience well, and just enough, while not stepping out of the small circle on the ground that contains his performance. His physical prowess is a lightly handled, wonderful thing, but not ego-driven, with a spike of grotesqueness. Finnish Kallo Collective theatre company are bringing Only Bones to Edinburgh after it won a Best in Physical Theatre award at the 2015 New Zealand Fringe. It’s not hard to see why it did. It’s inventive and comically adept, prodding you into awed laughter with every unlikely contortion. ✏ Tom Wicker


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The Rooster and Partial Memory are two distinct works of dance that benefi t hugely from their juxtaposition. The fi rst is an ensemble piece by the El-Funoun Palestinian Dance Troupe, conducted through dabke folk dance and laden with sociopolitical metaphor. The second is a powerful memoir by troupe member Ata Khattab. In some of the best dance productions, there can come a point where the thematic trappings of the show fade into the background and the audience is simply left marvelling at the physicality on display. At certain moments in The Rooster,

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Occasionally, two performers have such natural on-stage chemistry, and share such enormous talent and creativity, it’s as if they learned to walk and talk together. This is precisely the case with contemporary dancers Chess Dillon-Reams and Cristina MacKerron—together The Hiccup Project—schoolfriends who trained together, lived together and now dance together.

these heights are achieved, if not sustained for the duration – though it’s an open question whether such a feat is even possible. The Rooster exists on the opposite end of the spectrum from dance as lavish, big-budget, gilded lily entertainment. Apart from the dancers’ skill, which they possess in abundance, the show does much with extraordinarily little: a smoke machine, some golden beams of light and a mastery of stagecraft accomplish what money and theatrical ephemera never could. Occasionally, the subtle symbolism

and largely dialogue-free narrative of The Rooster might give the audience’s interpretative abilities too much credit, but that’s surely better than the heavy-handed alternative. While The Rooster is impressive, Partial Memory is heartbreaking. Pessimism suggests that the mere acknowledgement of the Israeli occupation and its attendant tragedies will stir controversy, but Partial Memory is hardly agitprop. It is a lament for a father who should not have been lost, with everything that implies. ✏ Sean Bell

May-We-Go-Round? is an utterly hilarious, genre-bending piece of deadpan dance about the circularity of sex and dating. If it sounds familiar, it isn’t. This is no run-of-the-mill performance about break-ups and best friends, but an exquisitely clever, technically stellar experiment with form, which dismantles and then rebuilds countless conventions of modern dance, physical theatre, clowning and storytelling. Dillon-Reams and MacKerron exchange anecdotes about old boyfriends and the spectrum of emotions they’ve experienced in the blink of an eye. Their dances are sexy, contemplative, expressive, upsetting and downright liberating, yet are always stunningly well choreographed and controlled. In fact,

the performers’ techniques are matched only by their volcanic wit. The duo cover a staggering amount of emotional, sexual and artistic ground, alongside perfect song choices from Ochi Chorni to Elvis. They step in and out of character with such ease and regularity, such assuredness and precision, that the show has a disarming spontaneity to it, but never risks running away with itself. It’s like Smack the Pony meets Russian Company Derevo. Putting their lives on stage in such an honest way; pushing their bodies with such extreme routines; creating art which totally involves and cares for an audience; these characteristics are what make MayWe-Go-Round? so euphoric, and so infectious. ✏ Andrew Latimer


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The title of Québécois artist-acrobats Flip FabriQue’s muscular new circus show Attrape Moi (Catch Me!) is more of an invitation to the audience than a command to its performers. The simple act of playing is centred in this agile and at times stunning synthesis of dance, physical theatre and familiar aerial feats. Six performers—fi ve men, one woman—arrive at home during a torrential downpour and quickly start enjoying themselves: graffi ting messages and philosophical questions to each other on the wall of their towering tenement block. What starts as a familiar circus show – full of back fl ips and gentle tumbles – mutates into a gorgeous-

Captured ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Director Suzanna Ward and writer Jenna May Hobbs’ two-hander about a relationship snooped on by the camera lens, which magnifi es male entitlement and consent, pulls on some tremendous political levers but shortchanges us on the drama. Nurse Sophie (Gabrielle Nellis-Pain) and photographer

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ly generous and unashamedly sentimental exploration of fun and our relationship to home. As with most circus shows, the technical skill and strength is the main source of confoundment. But this sometimes leads to anaemic storylines in which performers demonstrate their specialist talent one after the other; impressive without question, but a pattern to which we become quickly attuned. This structure is still closely followed in Attrape Moi—we witness some exceptionally coordinated diabolo whipping

and a mesmerising, ethereal aerial routine—but it begins to feel more like watching a family than a company. The performers read each other stories, sleep, dance, chase each other, fight, hug and laugh. We are privy to a spectrum of ordinary, everyday emotions that are explored and exploded by the closeness, elasticity and fragility of bodies, the interplay of light and sound, the voyeurism and proximity of a live audience and the awkward, clumsy, fickle dynamics of domestic life. ✏ Andrew Latimer

Isaac (Liam Harkins)—once together, now split up—meet up one night to dredge through their past over a cheap bottle of wine. But their memories grate against each other: Isaac can’t see anything wrong with shooting photos of Sophie without her agreement and Sophie, rightly, feels exposed, vulnerable and invaded. Nellis-Pain and Harkins give convincing performances that fizz with moments of defined, wounded honesty, and the text’s careful navigation of intimacy and exploitation is largely well judged. Aided by Alex Powell’s gorgeous, crisp photography— projected across slips of linen curtains—the piece is given room to breathe.

But it continues to strike a match that never fully ignites. Its dissection of the male gaze—problematically distorted and multiplied by this very review—is pushed frustratingly to the margins of the play’s dialogue. Too often, this necessary conversation is obscured by frayed observations about celebrity and tech culture that belong in the 1990s, and the provocation about how far men are willing to violate relationships to pursue their career (and call it “art”) fades. The chance to deepen and complicate these characters’ relationship feels like a missed opportunity more than anything. The balance isn’t quite right, and we’re left waiting for that knockout blow. ✏ Andrew Latimer


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Mr Incredible ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Writer Camilla Whitehill has already expressed that putting a heterosexual, cismale character on stage for an hour in order to comment on male entitlement may seem counter-productive. After all, no matter how much an author attempts to deconstruct the Great White Male, we’re still left with a tossbag bloke moaning about rejection. This central confl ict is one that is acutely difficult to accept in Mr Incredible, a one-man show about Adam (Alistair Donegan) who rants to us about why his girlfriend,

Delay Detach ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Delay Detach’s title makes reference to two steps in a four-part process designed to help “manage” those who suffer from borderline personality disorder. In Joanna Alpern’s robust but earnest and dryly comic two-hander, friends Sophie and Caitlin (Cara Mahoney and Amy Chubb) live an entire life in 55 minutes, as the ordinariness of mental illness—so often portrayed as either destructive or exceptional in the media and in drama—is firmly returned to safe and neutral territory. Director Joanna Bowman does terrifically well to broach such an intricate and expansive relationship in under an hour.The protagonists meet

Holly, left him. He ticks every box in the bigot column: patronises Holly; tells her to take a job she doesn’t want because it’s what grown-ups do: victimises himself; and glues back together his fragile masculinity. The play is indeed an indictment of toxic male entitlement, performed with perfect smugness and sickly nice-guy humour by Donegan. How close, however, does it tread to putting a racist character on stage to demonstrate the fact that racism exists? At the end of it, you’re still providing a platform for that poisonous dogma, rather than challenging or dismantling it. How practical is it for us to continue centring male entitlement on stage? Still, Sarah Meadows’ meticulous direction, which gradually unravels Adam’s underlying misogyny, is

as schoolgirls when Caitlin first sees a clinical therapist and the text skips forward through adolescence, young adulthood, middle age and elderly life. It’s an elliptical show that heaves with ambition and empathy, extracting every ounce of theatricality from these women’s lives, and is performed with superb control and authenticity by Mahoney and Chubb. Yet the text is crying out for more time and space.Trying to squeeze so much in, it falls back on occasional stereotypes relating to jobs and relationships. Without doubt, this is a fine piece of theatre, but the way in which the knotted thread which once bound these women’s lives frays, and is then mended, could be unpicked with more subtlety. Alpern’s sober and compassionate analysis of ruptured identity would be all the more devastating if it avoided rushing towards its conclusion after a polished 40 minutes. ✏ Andrew Latimer

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immaculately paced. Donegan also gives an utterly convincing performance–much to his dismay, I’d imagine–and transforms from likeable to downright despicable. Of course, there’s an irony in the very act of writing this review, which replicates and refracts the unhelpful male “take” to the point where the cycle remains unbroken. ✏ Andrew Latimer


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Just Let The Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair... or Who Is Tahirih? ★★★ Perhaps this world is not so tricky to imagine, as it is still illegal for a woman to be seen in public in Iran without wearing a headscarf. By TIME: depicting a patchwork of characters surroundingTahirih, Olam attempts TICKETS: to depict the intensity of the inequality. We seeTahirih’s father, Delia Olam’s rich voice oozes a call servant and executioner, and in them for equality. Her fluttering veil casts we see the fearTahirih’s boldness a haunting shadow over the thin caused, as well as bursts of the hope sheet that separates her from the audience as we are invited to remem- it fuelled. Olam changes headwear to present each persona but there is ber a world so restricted that to see a woman’s face is a crime punishable something stilted in the presentation of each one, and the beauty of this by death.This is the story ofTahirih, piece really lies with the music that the 19th-century Persian poet and divides each scene. first Islamist suffragette.

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Us / Them ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Bronks promote themselves as one of Belgium’s leading theatre companies aimed at young audiences. Us / Them, however, addresses decidedly mature subject matter in a manner most likely appreciated by adults. The play’s programme listing asserts that children are ‘the greatest good’, while terrorism stands as ‘the greatest of evils’. This sentimentalised stance is likely to resonate more with audiences who can refl ect upon childhood from a distance, their own sense of loss informing their sympathy for

the victims of a senseless tragedy. The beautiful potential of youth is rarely apparent to anyone in the early stages of their life. The accounts of the 2004 Beslan school siege that form the piece’s narrative benefi t from audiences already having a clear grasp of the incident and its context. Otherwise there’s little information to be gleaned from the dialogue between its two stars, who throw themselves into their roles with aplomb. Setting the scene by mapping out a plan of their school in chalk, the duo excel at clumsy physicality and are endearingly eager to please. When the siege itself is described, the discomfort of a poorly ventilated three days in stifl ing heat without food and water is evoked, moments of naïve comedy undercutting the seriousness of the episode.

Singing Tahirih’s poetry to her own compositions, Olam orchestrates her song with cello and Appalachian dulcimer. Her silken voice sooths as the music rises and falls, flowing through her vocal range as smoothly as the soft veil that falls around her. It holds the mystery, beauty and suggested power of Tahirih’s presence. The piece lacks cohesion as a whole. While the character sketches serve simply to contextualise rather than add any sense of drama, Olam’s compelling voice and enthralling composition enchant. ✏ Kate Wyver

Of course the point of all this is that the children cannot comprehend their ghastly plight, even as they’re forced to endure it. But in times of hostility and confl ict, understanding the motives on all sides is important. Ultimately, we’re left feeling that humans, whether children or terrorists, and major news events are more complex than this production’s polarised mentality would have us believe. ✏ Lewis Porteous


The Road to Huntsville ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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A woman with a one-eyed cat, and a man on death row aren’t the usual pen-pal pairing. But in Stephanie Ridings’ one woman documentary show about unconventional beginnings, we see how the unlikeliest duos can lead to rather fascinating, if fatal, endings. In the search to discover why women fall in love with men in prison, we join Ridings on the path to meeting a murderer. With a similar tone to Greg Wohead’s The Ted Bundy Project in terms of its exploration of our attraction to violence, Ridings balances on a tightrope between research and personal investment. Her open humour, easy attitude and friendly Northern accent make it feel like she’s telling us this story over a pint, and Jonathan McGrath’s direction lends itself to this casual tone. If things ever get too serious, cat gifs are always on hand. But as she gets a little too devoted to the project, Ridings’ hobby becomes an obsession that painfully impacts on other aspects of her life. Caution is thrown to the wind in favour of adventure as we follow her all the way to Huntsville, nervous about what she’s left behind. While the world of death row is spookily fascinating, the message of the play rings deeper than execution tourism. It’s about the balance of saying ‘yes’ to opportunities, while remembering not to take what you already have for granted. Above all, Ridings shows the incredible journey that one small, crazy idea can take you on. ✏ Kate Wyver

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Outside the Box – A Live Show About Death ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Summerhall 11:50am – 12:50pm 4–21 Aug £6 – £8

Fear, wrote Frank Herbert, is “the little death”, and there are few terrors more paralysing than death’s inevitability. Liz Rothschild—performer, celebrant and green burial-site manager—aims to replace as much of that fear as she can with laughter and refl ection. The surprisingly successful result is a resolutely unmorbid show themed entirely around morbidity. The structure of Rothschild’s one-person performance is conventional – a mixture of observation, education and anecdote – but this does not denote a lack of imagination; instead it serves to reinforce just how familiar death is to us all. Arguably, Rothschild’s cheerful meditation occupies the

periphery of the largely American ‘death positive’ scene, which also encourages greater openness and honesty about the realities of mortality. But it lacks that community’s often confrontational style and aesthetic fascination with death-inspired art. Rothschild, by contrast, is so sunny and diplomatic you could almost imagine the show being performed for primary school pupils (which might not be the worst idea in the world). Importantly, Rothschild proceeds with the awareness that all present have their own personal, unavoidable relationships with death, and never shows anything less than complete respect for her audience, or the effect her chosen subject might have on them. Occasionally this can make the show seem a little over-cautious and unadventurous, but walking on eggshells while trying to win people over to life’s grim punchline is a tall order. Rothschild is an engaging and amply qualifi ed storyteller, whose passion never faulters and whose questions are worth considering. ✏ Sean Bell


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Overshadowed ★★★

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While it is not exactly the subtlest of plays, Eva O’Connor’s drama about a teenaged Irish schoolgirl coping with anorexia is discreet in its handling of a sensitive subject. Particularly, O’Connor’s treatment of the condition itself as well as its injurious effects on immediate family and friends is finely balanced, let down only by its tendency for over-theatricality. Imogene looks upon every opportunity as one in which to lose weight. Why is she putting herself through this, her sister asks? “This is just something I have to do,” Imogene replies. The maturation of anorexia from a nervous habit into a more abstruse psycho-social condition, which becomes woven

Nel ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Pleasance Dome 3:00pm – 4:00pm 3–29 Aug, not 15 £7.50 – £10

Foley’s an old Fringe fascination – a way of conjuring big fi ctions from everyday objects without pretence or expense. It’s inherently theatrical, but you rarely see it as fully - or as playfully – deployed as in Nel. Squeaking hot water bottles become screeching brakes. Scissors scrape cardboard like roaring lions. Bones break as teeth crunch pasta. And rubber gloves fl ap into whole flocks of birds. It’s enough to stretch your smile ear to ear.

into the identity of the person is told with great care and impartiality in O’Connor’s text. Imogene’s inner demon is literally represented by Caol, a Gollum-like creature who prowls around the stage speaking only in rhyming couplets about getting thinner after dinner. It’s an unfussy, direct approach to the issue but it doesn’t leave much room for audience intrigue or character development. The text instead relies on clunky clichés about how anorexia causes

sufferers to become a “shadow of their former self” and even verges inadvertently into panto at times. Despite this, theatre company Sunday’s Child are a very competent ensemble that perform here with unity and believability. Imogene’s life simply needs more colour, as we aren’t provided with enough context about her younger years and the beginnings of her illness, both of which would make her an ultimately more defined character. ✏ Andrew Latimer

A Foley artist herself, Sian Keen’s Nel is a fantasist. She has to be – she turns ordinary stuff into extraordinary sounds. But dreamers are escapists too, and Nel shuts herself safely away at home, afraid of leaving her own little world. Neither her cat nor her goldfi sh will judge her for being a social clutz. If emerging company Scratchworks struggle to sustain Nel’s story—it drifts into sentimental friends-forever goo, skimming the realities of anxiety disorder—they do so with an infectious and inventive style. Hanora Kamen’s ukulele numbers do the narrative legwork, as a three-strong chorus wrestle Nel into her raincoat and out of her front door.

Her way of life chimes with her art. She’s unfussed by material things, and tries to be something she’s not. Mostly though, Nel’s content to be part of life’s background noise; at her best when she goes unnoticed. You warm to her hugely, this British Amélie, but, despite a tantalising glimpse of a diffi cult childhood, we never really discover what makes Nel tick. ✏ Matt Trueman

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It’s not a complete car crash, but Wrecked is a long way from roadworthy. Fever Dream’s site-specifi c show takes place in a smashed-up saloon car. The bonnet’s crumpled; the headlights are smashed. Inside, slumped on the steering wheel, Sam sits up with a start: “Fuck!” She has no recollection of what just happened – how she came to pile into this tree. Nor, more worryingly, has she any memory of who she is. Searching the cars for clues, she finds none; just a collection of poems and a travel coffee mug, the contents still warm. She hates coffee, though, and this lived-in seven-seater—“the old man of

This is Not Culturally Significant ★★ VENUE: TIME:

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There is a familiar breed of oneman show that exists purely to demonstrate the performer’s range. While these can be impressive, they can also be dissatisfying if they reach for no greater artistic goal than highlighting a breadth of talent for its own sake. Not only does Adam Scott-Rowley’s production lack such an ambition, but it fails to come together into a cohesive whole, sadly making it less than the sum of its parts.

cars”—doesn’t much refl ect a 27-year-old woman. Gradually, it comes back: childhood memories, broken relationships, an intense, intoxicating friendship with a woman who puts her foot to the floor. In all of them, Sam’s running away – from home, from responsibility, from reality. Mostly, just from herself. Even this is a getaway car. A monologue that might have worked on stage goes awry in this setting; too theatrical for so real a space. Watching via wing mirrors fragments Kirsty Bruce’s face, and Sam seems as shattered as her windscreen, but Wrecked never works out its audience’s role. Why is she chatting to strangers in the back seat? It’s a theatrical conceit, fine, but Sam doesn’t just talk to us, she monologues at us with OTT metaphors: kisses taste “like fi re and eternity”; Sam “learns to be like the wind”. It all starts to feel like a write-off. ✏ Matt Trueman

Combining clown, bouffon and physical theatre, This is Not Culturally Signifi cant presents an array of sad, broken individuals whose lives are presented in brief, successive snapshots. These include a lonely, aged father pining for the daughter who has become a sex cam star, a homeless Scotswoman (whose accent, one hopes, isn’t meant to be realistic) trading sexual favours with the policeman who has just arrested her and, most unpleasantly, an abusive husband driving his tremulous, self-loathing wife to breaking point. The array is so grim it’s almost comic – almost, but no cigar. For a while, it seems as though the various character arcs might align into a single narrative, but they never quite manage it. Scott-Rowley favours confrontational excess over any kind of subtlety, and has a strange faith

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in the power of repetition; both quickly become tiresome. While he may have been aiming at eclecticism, the constant, queasy nastiness that permeates the show crushes any enjoyment that might be found in its variety. Scott-Rowley is a passionate and committed young talent, but finds himself struggling in the darkness without purpose. ✏ Sean Bell


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Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl ★★ VENUE: TIME:

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A follow-up to last year’s show, Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, this new, supposedly standalone ‘adventure’ sees Rebecca Perry’s winning creation Joanie Little leave her job as a barista to follow her dreams: interning with Jane Goodall—and a heap of chimpanzees—in Tanzania. It’s a warm, gentle one-woman show with songs, telling of her pale-skinned struggles with heat and bugs and malaria tablets, of intern rivalries and playing match-maker to chimps. Performing all the characters herself—with an annoying piano tinkle to signify

Bricking It ★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Underbelly, Cowgate 5:30pm – 6:30pm 4–28 Aug, not 16 £8.50 – £10.50

Shows about family are tricky things. A legendary tale among kinsfolk, strengthened by repeat tellings and shared DNA, can become paper-thin when retold away from its supportive, familial home. What is exceptional within a family unit can seem everyday on stage. Shows about family, featuring family are trickier still. How do you bridge the gulf between an aggrandised wedding speech and a show that people will willingly pay for?

each and every switcheroo—it’s a busy bit of storytelling, and not especially sophisticated. There’s no attempt, for instance, to in any way evoke the cheeky chimpanzees that she so adores. Perry’s performance as Joanie, an irrepressibly enthusiastic Canadian, is twinkly and bright as a string of fairylights, but the setup remains rather murky if you missed the initial instalment. What’s the signifi cance of coffee – and who is the man Marco she leaves behind? If we don’t really know, we don’t really care if she returns to him or not. Even more problematically, making interning in Africa your story swerves dangerously close to ‘let me tell you all about my gap yah’ – an experience one would normally pay to avoid. Little’s own full-throated songs and a few covers are used to up the emotional stakes, but these Adventures never really add up to more than a cheerful bit of monkey business. ✏ Holly Williams

The fact that Bricking It raises these questions is to say that it leaves this gap relatively untroubled. Which is a huge shame, as it is a lovely concept. Pat, a 73-yearold builder, and his 29-year-old daughter Joanna, a performer, have swapped jobs. Pat’s wife, Joanna’s mum, died a few years ago, provoking each to write a bucket list. One of Pat’s wishes— aside from a daytrip to the moon and performing heart surgery—is to perform on stage. Bricking It is the result. Pat is an amiable presence, naturally devoting every second breath to a groan-inducing dad joke. Joanna, a seasoned performer, holds his hand—literally at times—through the different sections. It is a mixture of jokes,

reminiscing about loved ones, and a gentle, loving prodding of each other’s foibles, all bound together with an overarching message about stretching the limits of your ambitions. The pair’s genuine affection for one another is by far the strongest thing in the show. No cockle will go unwarmed. The content, however, is occasionally thinner than the ham slices they share in sandwiches at one point. We are witness to what is no doubt a rewarding and wellearned experience for them. But for an onlooker, generating any dramatic or comedic enjoyment feels like an act of charity. Like charity, Bricking It began at home. Sadly, too much of it would have been better off left there too. ✏ Edd McCracken


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A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood ★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Pleasance Courtyard 2:40pm – 4:10pm 3–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24 £11 – £13

There really is a lot of plot in A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens’ novel goes like clockwork, but the story of concealed identities, wrongful imprisonments and the French Revolution proves fi endish to follow in writer/director Jonathan Holloway’s stage version. There seems little attempt to render it truly theatrical either, beyond one bold staging decision: 100 wooden chairs fi ll the stage, each with a pair of shoes underneath. It’s a notion plucked, one presumes, from a line asking for empathy: “Wouldn’t you be mad, if you were in our shoes?” But the idea isn’t developed; the chairs signify little, and get in the way a lot.

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There is definitely a touch of 2015 Fringe hit Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons in Generation Zero. The focus on language and communication, the politics of relationships and activism, the siege of history versus the ability to shape and configure the future. Sadly, however, Tom Fox’s staging of Becky Owen-Fisher’s text lacks nuance and genuine connection.

There’s also little sense, in this curiously bloodless production, of the tumultuous political backdrop, the visceral terror of The Terror, or even the reasons behind it. Indeed, both costume and script occasionally slip loose of their historic moment. Dickens’ famous lines are knowingly discarded – it being the best of times and all that – and modern phrases are added: “We’re all in this together.” But unless we have a sense of which political epochs are being yoked, no point is made.  

Still, much of the acting is overcooked in period drama fashion. With Lucie Manette just a prissy prig, and Charles Darnay an uppish toff, the story of a man’s ennobling self-sacrifice tilts offbalance. That said, Graeme Rose nails the yearning anguish of the martyred Sydney Carton, while Nicki Hobday gives a stand-out performance of sustained, focused ferocity as Madame Defarge, a woman sent swivel-eyed with grief. ✏ Holly Williams

The play’s title makes reference to the movement seeking to protest against toxic emissions and protect the environment more broadly. Performers Jordan Turk and Francesca Dolan meet online and soon describe in detail their most intimate encounters. Owen-Fisher’s writing is powerful and deliberate, focusing on the adventurous, non-linear quality of relationships. However, as Dolan’s ‘Her’ pursues an activist line, Turk’s ‘Him’ threatens to betray her radical action. The stage is a site where love and violence occur within ultra-close proximity. The floor is guarded by a low-level perimeter of bedsheets, cushions and possessions which gradually trans-

form into props. It soon becomes a hostile space as Him and Her attend rallies and get arrested. The problem here is that neither politics nor love is fully explored. The interplay and friction between principles and intimacy goes unaddressed and the performance starts to buckle. It’s caught between wanting to show us the importance of political resistance and the way it can cause breakdowns in relationships. It’s never able to fi nd the right balance. It’s unfortunate because the play carries a thoughtful message about organising and caring for each other; the drama simply doesn’t have enough meat on its bones. ✏ Andrew Latimer


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UNMISSABLE THEATRE MADE IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

11.00am

EQUATIONS FOR A MOVING BODY

‘So interesting, engaging and relatable. Beautifully human.’ Audience member

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PEOPLE OF THE EYE

A personal story following a family finding their way through the deaf world.

2.45pm

SACRÉ BLUE (6–16 Aug only) ‘a fun packed, punk rocking, poetry slamming play.’ NARC Magazine

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600 PEOPLE (18–27 Aug only) Stand-up meets astrophysics, exploring the stories we tell to understand our place in the cosmos.

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PUTTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Part riotous gig, part tender storytelling.

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E15

A truthful retelling of the Focus E15 Campaign, Britain’s housing crisis and how one group of women refused to be marginalised.

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TWO MAN SHOW

Two women play two women playing two men.

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Pianomorphosis – Will Pickvance ★★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Unlike the lofty production values of Will Pickvance’s Anatomy of the Piano (i.e. the use of a projector to show off his doodles), the pianist’s latest show bears more in common with his Alchemy of the Piano from 2014, stripped back to just the man, his piano, and his stories. Pianomorphosis has Pickvance regale us with biographical anecdotes, with one hand always ambling through the bass notes of his next ditty, seated in the round of Summerhall’s amphitheatre-like Anatomy Lecture Theatre. And what suitable surroundings: walking into the venue’s strikingly Victorian interior, lit only by one

(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow ★★★★ VENUE: TIME:

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Summerhall 8:15pm – 9:15pm 3–28 Aug, not 15, 16, 22, 23 £5

Collect your teller machine token and step into an apocalyptic fairground. In exchange, you’ll receive a fi ercely intimate one-to-one serenade of Judy Garland’s renowned ‘Over the Rainbow’ by the electric performance artist F.K. Alexander. In this simple yet exquisitely layered noise opera, the myth and

spot above and a lamp by the piano, you get the feeling this could be where Pickvance hangs out, playing into the night, alone with the ivories. “The piano is my better half,” he says, drolly. He’s always seemed a man out of time, unhurried by the world. Fitting, then, that we’re straight-backed on these puritanical lecture benches, listening to a man tell whimsical, timeless tales by lamplight. The eminent pianarchist plays with a casual virtuosity, impishly, almost distractedly, with style, genre and tradition challenged and deconstructed without effort. He takes us from his youth, framed by his own imminent fatherhood, through to his fabled residency at Skibo Castle and run-ins with celebs, playing all the while. At times cheerfully maudlin, at others thigh-slappingly funny, Pickvance holds the room without even trying; while there’s little innovation here from his earlier shows, if it ain’t broke, why fi x it? ✏ George Sully

memory of Garland dematerialise in front of our eyes, before reforming, hideously yet hypnotically, into an eerily life-like figure. Backlit by two violet LED towers, and supported with thumping bass by Okishima Island Tourist Association, audience members are invited to occupy a large ‘X’ taped to the floor. They hand their token to Alexander, who throws on a glitter jacket, a pair of golden—not ruby— slippers and applies fresh lipstick before belting out Garland’s final recording. She does this over, and over, and over again. An initially uncomfortable experience is replaced by a thrilling and attentive meditation on the ethical tensions of immortalising iconic art. After all, there’s something

comically excruciating about forcing Alexander to channel Garland on repeat. Art is not immune from our licence to tire of it; each audience member creates an opportunity to both celebrate and re-live Garland’s final performance, but also to mutilate it. This epic song is shrunk down to a moment of two people staring into each other’s eyes, commemorating history, winking at the afterlife, laughing at oblivion. It’s beautiful and sick in equal measure. How might we connect the romance of history with the brutality—and finality—of death? I Could Go On Singing confronts this question, desperately, mightily, and doesn’t look away. ✏ Andrew Latimer


Two Kittens & A Kid A GAY MAN RAISING HIS INNER DIVA

Dates: 5-20 August (not 7, 14) Showtime: 19:30 (20:15) £10 (£9) www.2kittensandakid.com

previous work acclaim

“Sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking his writing has the ring of authenticity! 5 NNNNN’s” Christopher Hoile Toronto Theatre Critic

“Wilson's writing creates an instant emotional bond with the audience.”

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Wind Resistance ★★★ VENUE: TIME:

Rehearsal Studio – The Lyceum times vary, 4–21 Aug, not 8, 9, 15, 16

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Pink-footed geese know a thing or two about wind resistance. And as Scots folk singer (and folk hero, if the rapturous crowds at her performance are anything to go by) Karine Polwart is at pains to point out, they could teach humans a few tricks. Her song-fi lled, meandering performance is inspired by the skeins, or ‘v’-shapes, that geese form as they fl y: avian teamwork in motion. Her narrative isn’t quite as streamlined as those skeins. But it hums with the rich texture of the moors and peat bogs that wild geese fl y over. Polwart elucidates, with loving care, its multicoloured sphagnum mosses, the wild berries and their healing properties, the trees and the folk stories that nestle in their leaves. And she lavishes care on its human inhabitants, too, telling a 100-year-old love story that’s interwoven with beautiful folk songs, strummed on her guitar. Soon we start to feel we know her homeland of Fala Moor, and its fascinating history. An especially powerful strand contrasts the skill of the 12th-century hospital that stood there with her own, painful experiences of childbirth. But she soon skips on to stories of Alex Ferguson, to her pinafored-childhood, to her son’s quirks, with only the faintest brush of a goose’s wing to connect it all. This light-footedness means that the environmental message at its heart loses, rather than gains, power as the two-hour performance nears it end. But what doesn’t fade is the warmth of Polwart’s love for a vulnerable landscape, and her talent for sharing it. ✏ Alice Saville

The Raunch ««« VENUE:

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Here we are at The Raunch, a Wild West saloon where the clientele literally swing from the rafters. That’s not all they’re up to – you’ll find camp cowboys cavorting, busty ladies breathing fi re and talented twins tap-dancing. But it’s the swinging from the rafters that makes this variety show worth the trip. In the atmospheric surroundings of The Lafayette tent at Underbelly’s Circus Hub we meet cowboy compere Mr Teds, who introduces cabaret performers Empress Stah, My Bad Sister, Fancy Chance, Jair Ramirez and Missa Blue. All decked out in Wild West gear, they’re each playing characters in a plot line that the producers would have been wise to jettison long ago. “The Magnifi cent Seven”, as the marketing copy has it, are

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all very good at what they do, but acting is hardly their forte and the moments between acts are distractingly cringe-inducing. It’s a fun and high-energy hour, let down only by that paper-thin plot and a couple of dance routines that feel a lot like fi ller. Once you’ve experienced dueling nipple tassles at dawn, an extended twerking interlude just isn’t going to cut it. And even a number performed on hoverboards (what did I say about the dodgy plot?), while initially impressive, begins to get old before too long. But when The Raunch is good, it’s very good indeed, with Empress Stah, Jair Ramirez and Fancy Chance all deserving special mention for aerial work that will make you gasp and shout for more. ✏ Jo Caird


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Future Perfect

Lauren Hunter, aged 10, thinks this emotional time-travel story is a bit like circle time at school; and there’s nothing wrong with that What happens in the show? A boy called Dominic wishes he could make up with his friend Joe, who he’d made fun of. Describe the show in five words Enjoyable and thoughtful time-travel story

Who was your favourite character and why? I liked the Time Agent as he was a bit like the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, but less mad. The boy who played Dominic was also a really good actor.  Were there any characters you didn’t like?  Not really, the two actors were playing different aged versions of the same nice characters most of the time. What did you like most about the show?  The thought that was put into it. It is a well-written story. It has deep emotion but it stays very neat. 

What didn’t you like about the show? Sometimes it was a little bit like “circle time” at school, where we all take it turns to answer a question like, “what did you do in your holidays?”. But then, there is nothing wrong with circle time.  What did you think of the songs?  There were no songs. They did well with only a few sound effects and the props—a hat and time-turning device—were well made. What did your grown-up think of the show?  My dad thought it was pleasant and lovely. Would you tell your friends to come and see the show?  I’d tell people who are interested in time travel or who like books and stories to go, and other people who aren’t interested in that stuff should give it a chance.  ✏︎ Lauren Hunter (aged 10) VENUE: TIME: TICKETS:

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Mermalade Seven-and-half year old Ruby Foster sharpens her pencil and finds that the oysters steal this show What happens in the show? There’s these three oysters and a girl, and the girl is a bit grumpy. She finds a pearl necklace from her mum and she goes on a quest to find out why it is so rare, special and beautiful. But will the oysters help, or just get in the way? Describe the show in five words Funny, cheeky, sandy, loud, silly. Who was your favourite character and why? The three oysters, because they were funny. And even though they get in the way sometimes and are a bit cheeky, they always try to stand up for each other. Were there any characters you didn’t like?  There wasn’t any character I didn’t like. But Mermalade could have been more fun. What did you like most about the show?  The characters were good, so was the acting, and I enjoyed it. What didn’t you like about the show? I thought the story could have been a bit better so it could keep our attention more.

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show? Well, maybe some of my younger friends. Especially if they were around 3–5. ✏︎ Ruby Foster (aged 7-and-a-half) VENUE: TIME:

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What did your grown-up think of the show? He wasn’t sure if the slightly odd mix of campy panto characters, and an ernest lead was completely successful. He also though that the themes were a little too oblique for the kids—and even their grownups—to fully appreciate. He did chuckle a good few times, though.


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Dance Base 1:30pm – 2:10pm 5–21 Aug, not 8, 15 £7 – £9

Everyone needs a bit of Poggle in their life. There’s no obstacle that can’t be overcome when you have the titular woodland sprite on hand. There is no tree too high to climb, no muddy fi eld too squishy to cross, no bee too buzzy to fear. Barrowland Ballet have dreamed up Poggle’s sparkling, wispish show, a mostly wordless mix of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Stomp. It is an energising fusion that keeps its very young audience absolutely rapt for the 30-minute running time. We initially meet Vince, a scaredy-cat who sets off into the dark woods. There he encounters the mischievous, puckish figure of Poggle, resplendent in an eco-warrior Kate Bush outfi t. Through the medium of prancing and dancing, Poggle teaches Vince that the world isn’t as threatening as he feared. He learns that what he initially balked at—vertiginous trees, boggy mud— are actually some of the best things in the world. It is a message that is hard to quibble with. Whether this encouragement to be generous of spirit and relentlessly curious about the world registers with the young minds in the crowd is debatable. That doesn’t matter. The production is perfectly tuned for kids. The choreography is at turns slapstick, balletic and inspiring. The music is simple yet enchanting. The set is tactile and playground-like. The children are mesmerised into motionlessness for the entire show. Meanwhile, all the adults are wondering if Poggle might like to accompany them to their next board meeting. ✏︎ Edd McCracken

Colourful Games «««« VENUE: TIME:

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ZOO 11:00am – 11:40am 5–20 Aug, not 14 £4 – £5

Lithuanian company Dansema Dance Theatre specialise in making interactive theatre for very young audiences. Colourful Games, a 40-minute performance and circus games workshop for children aged 0-3, allows little ones to play, crawl, run, roll and—most importantly—dance. Performer Agne Ramanauskaite and choreographer Birute Baneviciute welcome audiences into the clutter-free space and encourage the smallest children to sit on the floor. Four structural poles are positioned in the corners of the stage, the only thing parents need watch out for. When the house lights come up, toddlers are given free rein to take over the stage. Ramanauskaite performs various light circus and clowning acts, such as ribbon twirling and mime, as the children play with hoops,

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infl atables and foam balls. This is a well-considered show for young children, allowing them to explore movement and experience both new and familiar textures. It’s relaxed enough so that parents can submit to overly curious kids but also organised enough that there aren’t any risks of injury or confusion. The floor space is only really suitable for 15 or so kids – any more than that and it starts to become a little hectic (though the most adventurous toddlers won’t necessarily have any problem). A sense of story is created through the evolution of objects that kids can pick up and try out as well as a mix of catchy horn music. Dansema have toured this show across Europe and perfected its tone and timing along the way. ✏︎ Andrew Latimer


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Best known as a presenter on Stargazing Live, and Britain’s favourite astronomer (sorry, Patrick Moore), Mark Thompson now widens his scientifi c gaze to chemistry and physics in this warm, involving educational children’s show. Standing before a worktop of eclectic yet everyday paraphernalia, where cornmeal, jelly babies and balloons sit alongside beakers, bunsen burners and helium tanks, Thompson offers a series of lessons in basic science with invariably amusing results.

Alan’s Awkward (Choose Your Own) Adventures «« VENUE: TIME:

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There’s definitely a cringeworthy streak running through Wego Drama’s Alan’s Awkward (Choose Your Own) Adventures. Created for children of no specifi c age— although 8+ is probably most appropriate—this student theatre outfi t from the West Chicago Community High School aim to give

fails in at least one of its dual aims. Thompson doesn’t reinvent the concept by any means, and his show leans more towards flash and bang than explaining what made them do so. But faced with children’s delight, that matters little. ✏︎ Sean Bell

agency to the audience: we get to choose the storyline… in theory. In reality, there are only two genuine occasions where audiences can shout out which way they’d like the story to go, and there is no other interactive element. Curiously billed as running at 60 minutes (when in fact it ran at 30), this cliché-hobbled, clunky production fails to provide enough fun and engagement for kids, or enough depth for adults. Alan (Dylan Davidson) and Golden (Robert Bradley) are polar opposites at school. The former is a conventionally friendless geek while the latter is successful at everything he touches. He’s golden, remember?! The detective and spy missions Alan embarks upon

are intended to reveal the value of friendship. Maddeningly, every single line is a hollow platitude and you can virtually see the stage directions being acted out.This has nothing to do with the company being from high school; there are plenty of competent and challenging young, amateur theatre groups.This is regrettably about Mark Begovich’s poor writing and lack of basic directorial coordination. It’s not too far from a Chris Lilley school production in Summer Heights High. The original music, likeable effort and occasional moments of humour are the qualities that redeem this otherwise painfully lacklustre show. Awkward it is, but not for the reasons intended. ✏︎ Andrew Latimer

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His homespun experiments and friendly, plain-speaking demeanor may remind parents and other visiting adults of the kind of thing they once watched on How 2; if so, they should remember their own sense of childhood fascination if some parts of the show feel a little familiar or underwhelming—who hasn’t seen a non-Newtonian fluid dance?—and bear in mind that kids are Thompson’s intended audience. That said, the spectacles offered by the Spectacular Science Show are rarely dull: one should never be too blasé about fi reballs. Yet what wins the goodwill of young and old alike is Thompson’s facility with banter, keeping his explanations comprehensible to all, maintaining a constant sense of fun, and keeping things going when his occasionally tempermental equipment fails to behave as expected. Educational entertainment is often a balancing act, and usually

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Your Fringe Schedule Rob Deering’s Beat This Gilded Balloon Teviot, 25–29 Aug, £10

The Todd and Molly Show: Welcome to LA LA Land Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 17–29 Aug, £free

Richy Sheehy: People Are Strange Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 5–29 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

Cardinal Burns Presents Pleasance Courtyard, 24–27 Aug, £12

The Improverts Bedlam Theatre, 4–29 Aug, £7—£8

Spank! Underbelly, Cowgate, 6–29 Aug, £13.50—£15.50

Redmond, Cook and Bagshaw: The Smooth Hour Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 8–26 Aug, weekdays only, £free

The Abridged Dapper Eleven Hour Monochrome Dream Show Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 7–12 Aug, £free

Spanktacular Pleasance Courtyard, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, £15.50 Midnight Show – Just the Tonic Comedy Club Just the Tonic at The Community Project, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £5—£10 Huge Davies and Sam Lake: Joking Hazard Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–29 Aug, not 16, £5 Night at the Museum Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 20 Aug, 21 Aug, 27 Aug, 28 Aug, £12 Paul Johnson: The Cool Kids Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–29 Aug, not 16, £5 Late With Kate Canons’ Gait, 7–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free Will Seaward’s Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories III Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4–30 Aug, not 11, 16, 21, 23, £6—£10 NeverMind the BusStops Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 3–30 Aug, £5

00:15 Hate ‘n’ Live Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5–28 Aug, £free Sameer Khan: At the Zoo Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5–29 Aug, £free

00:30 Arielle Dundas: Moppet of Chaos Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 5–29 Aug, not 28, £free Free the Dolphin Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 17–29 Aug, not 23, £free

Larknado! Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 9–10 Aug, £free Best Of Teknicolour Smoof (With Roger Swift) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 6–29 Aug, £free Messed Up Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 12–16 Aug, £free The Mariuh Caring Career Agency Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 7 Aug, 8 Aug, 11 Aug, £free

George McGoldrick: Hot Milk Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 5–29 Aug, not 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, £free Late’n’Live Gilded Balloon Teviot, 6–30 Aug, £10—£16

01:30 Late Night Old Town Bloodbath City of Edinburgh Tours, Various dates from 5 Aug to 28 Aug, £12.50

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This is Business Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 5–29 Aug, £free

NeverMind the BusStops Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 3–30 Aug, £5

Beach Hunks: Very Handsome Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 5–19 Aug, £free

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BBC: @BBCEdFest BBC, Various dates from 5 Aug to 26 Aug, £free

The Madness in My Method Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, £free

01:00 Henrietta Steventon: The Immoral High Ground Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 16–22 Aug, £free NeverMind the BusStops Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 3–30 Aug, £5 Licence to Laugh Comedy Club Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 5–29 Aug, £free Don’t Panic Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 13–29 Aug, £free

BBC: @BBCEdFest BBC, 8–25 Aug, not 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, £free

BBC: Janice Forsyth BBC, 8–25 Aug, not 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, £free

10:15 Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman at Work Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15 Aug, 17 Aug, 19 Aug, £9

10:20 Pete Inskip’s Return to the UK Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–20 Aug, £5 Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman in Heaven Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 16 Aug, 18 Aug, 20 Aug, £9

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Help Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 5–27 Aug, not 11, 15, 20, £5

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A Sketchy History Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 23, £5

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, £6—£10

11:00 About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, Various dates from 6 Aug to 27 Aug, £99 Get Fit With Bruce Willis Valvona & Crolla, 15–20 Aug, £10 Bridget Christie: Mortal The Stand Comedy Club, 5–29 Aug, not 15, 16, £12

11:05 Fat Head and the Big Dog Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 8–28 Aug, £free

11:15 Amy Annette: What Women Want Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 26–28 Aug, £free Present and Correct Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–25 Aug, not 9, 15, 22, £free

11:20 Minky: A Sketch Show Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–20 Aug, not 15, £5

11:30 Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman in Heaven Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22 Aug, 24 Aug, 26 Aug, £9 Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman at Work Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 23 Aug, 25 Aug, 27 Aug, £9 Class Clowns Gilded Balloon Teviot, 21 Aug, £5

David Callaghan: Let’s Get This Partly Started Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Amanda and Madi: Buffering Just the Tonic at The Caves, 21–28 Aug, £6 Dirty White Boys Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–20 Aug, not 15, £5

11:55 Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£6.50

12:00 Josie Long and Martin Williams: Investigations The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 16–28 Aug, £10 Aaaaaargh! It’s the One-Liner Show – Free Show Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–13 Aug, £free Drastic Measures Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£5 Variety Hour Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 24–28 Aug, £free Cook It How You Like, It’s Still a Potato! Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake, 4–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £free Nick Elleray: More Memories Than Future Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–14 Aug, £8—£9

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Mostly David Ephgrave Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£5 Shit of the Fringe Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 5–28 Aug, £free The Oxford Revue: Free Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 16, 24, £free Daniel Kitson Presents an Insufficient Number of Undeveloped Ideas Over Ninety Testing Minutes Starting at Noon The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £5 Susan Morrison: Walking Dead, Famous and Funny The Stand Monument , 5–28 Aug, £8 Ninkynonks and Bear Haters Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 5–29 Aug, £free Mystery Gimmick Stand-Up Show Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Haven’t a Clue! – Free Frankenstein Pub, 5–9 Aug, £free Simon Lukacs Shows His Range Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 15–23 Aug, £free Heavy Petting: Bad Laughing Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, £free Enter the Bagman Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5 When You Improv on a Star: an Improvised Disney-Style Musical Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £5—£10 Laughs With Tricks – Free Frankenstein Pub, 10–14 Aug, £free Bristol Revunions: Mustard Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–23 Aug, not 17, £free A Sharma Sutra’s Tale Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £free Puppet Fiction Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free

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Lee Kyle: I Came Here to Burn This Place to the Ground and Build a Table and I’m All Out of Table Making Equipment and Matches The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–20 Aug, not 15, £7—£8 Safe Places and How to Ruin Them Silk, 6–27 Aug, not 15, £free Rachel Fairburn: Skulduggery Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 18–28 Aug, £5 Nicola Mantalios-Lovett: Cult Following The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 21–28 Aug, £8 It Just Takes One theSpace on Niddry St, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8 I Am Wario Sneaky Pete’s, 6–27 Aug, not 17, £free James & Seaburn: Pigeon Trousers Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–14 Aug, £free Revan and Fennell: Fan Club ★★★ Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£5

12:10 ❤ Fern Brady: Male Comedienne ★★★★

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The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9

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Sooz Kempner – Queen Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£9 The Edinburgh Revue Stand-Up Show Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 5–29 Aug, not 15, £free

12:15 Always Be Rolling – Free Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £free Previously on Maff Brown Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 23, £free Woop Woop It’s Da Sound of That Pauly Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, Various dates from 4 Aug to 26 Aug, £free Ambition Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £6—£11

12:20 Babushka: A Sketch Show Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£6 Ursula Burns: The Dangerous Harpist Stand in the Square, 16–29 Aug, £9

12:30 The Lunchtime Special Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£6 Revill’s Selection – Free Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–20 Aug, not 15, £free Macho Like Me Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £5—£12 Punel Show Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £free Adventures of Tracey Tracey Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 18–28 Aug, £free Savage Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 21–28 Aug, £free Can’t Adult, Won’t Adult Bannermans, 6–28 Aug, not 14, £free The Sandy and Danni Improv Show! Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–17 Aug, £free Andy Storey @ funnystorey Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5

12:40

Mervyn’s 25th Gala Show Assembly George Square Theatre, 15 Aug, £15

Richard Brown: Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? Everybody Look, It’s Richard Brown! Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£5

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12:45

Stand-Up History Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 5–29 Aug, £free

Stewart Lee: Content Provider The Stand Comedy Club, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 16, £10

The Free Association Presents... Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, £5 This is Soap C venues – C, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£9.50 Comedy, Craft Beer and Curry: Live at V Deep Gilded Balloon at V DEEP, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £20

12:50 Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Adam Larter’s Return on Investment Heroes @ The Hive, 6–28 Aug, not 15, £5

12:55 Extreme Broadcasting Spotlites, 4–18 Aug, £4.50—£6.50

13:00 Get Fit With Bruce Willis Valvona & Crolla, 13 Aug, £10 Briony Redman: Secret Show Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£9 Pottervision! Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free A Poke in the Eye Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 12, 15, £6—£8 Arthur Smith – Mindlessness: A Beginner’s Guide Pleasance Courtyard, 5–21 Aug, £7—£12.50

10 Things I Hate About UKIP T-Bar, 6–27 Aug, £free The Funny Brothers Frankenstein Pub, 15–29 Aug, £free Shappi Khorsandi: Nina Is Not OK Assembly George Square Theatre, Various dates from 5 Aug to 20 Aug, £10 Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe Gilded Balloon Teviot, 6–28 Aug, not 15, 16, 25, £11—£12 Yaseen Kader: Smile Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5 C for free at ibis C venues – C soco at ibis, 3–29 Aug, £free Tom Houghton Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 22–26 Aug, £free The Funny Brothers Electric Circus, 5–12 Aug, weekdays only, £free

Candy Gigi: If I Had a Rich Man Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £5

13:10 Made in Cumbria Sweet Grassmarket, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £8.50 Peter Brush: Dreams with Advert Breaks Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, £free Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show Pleasance Courtyard, 4–28 Aug, £6—£12 Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 21 Aug, £12

13:15 Short & Curly: A Curly Night In Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £5

Studs Ciao Roma, 6–27 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

Afternoon Delight Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–27 Aug, not 15, £3—£5

Doors to Manual Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£6

Variety Hour Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 18–23 Aug, £free

Tom Binns: Summertime Special 2016 With Ivan Brackenbury and Ian D Montfort Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, £6—£11

Fit Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–28 Aug, £free

Big Thumb theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 23–27 Aug, £5

Aaaaah! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, 4–28 Aug, £free

Neil McFarlane: Sightseeing With a Hangover Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£8

Lost Voice Guy: Disability for Dunces Volume Two The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £8—£9

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By phone: 0131 226 0000 Champion of Comedy Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–28 Aug, £free Ivor Dembina: Old Jewish Jokes Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake, 4–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £free Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free A Dave Cohen Show: Music Was My First Love Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 24–28 Aug, £free Andrew Learmonth: All the People I’ve Ever Loved Will Die The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 8 Aug, 22 Aug, £9 Mulhollandland (Work in Progress) Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £free Robin Boot’s Rockomedy: Puns ‘n’ Poses Sneaky Pete’s, 6–27 Aug, £free A Comedy Tapas Opium, 6–27 Aug, £free Silky: Indoor Fireworks The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£8 Middle Age Came Quick! Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, £free The Irish Alternative – Free Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–17 Aug, £free Bristol Improv Takes Over the World Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–28 Aug, £free

5-29 Aug (exc 10, 15, 22 Aug)

13:20 He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s Daniel Cook Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Rights and Responsibilities (or How a Horse Was Tried for Murder) Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4—£7 Erich McElroy’s (US) Electile Dysfunction Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 4–28 Aug, £free We’re Sorry Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free The Durham Revue: Gigglebox Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50 Character Tålks Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9

13:25 Call of Dudey Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 23, £3.50—£7 Nerd Do Well Hispaniola, 6–27 Aug, £free

13:30 Richard Pulsford: Phrases Ready Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free Jam Sandwich Bedlam Theatre, 15–21 Aug, £9

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Cassie Atkinson – Supernumerary Rainbow Sabor, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free Panti: High Heels in Low Places Traverse Theatre, 10 Aug, 14 Aug, £20.50 Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Ahir Shah: Machines Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know, Free Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 15, £free Joe Hart: Internaut Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £5—£10 Mothers Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4 BBC: Breaking the News BBC, 25 Aug, £free Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel Underbelly, George Square, 5–21 Aug, £11.50—£12.50 Card Ninja Underbelly, George Square, 25–28 Aug, £9.50—£11

13:35 Cat Call Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

13:40 Elliot and Farhan’s Life Lessons Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free—£4.50 Dyer and Whitney’s Supercalifragilisticexpialisketchshow Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£9

13:45 The GILF and The BuJew Opium, 6–26 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free Man in the Miracle Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–28 Aug, £free Frugl Presents Classic Joke Club Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Sketch Thieves Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free Laurence Owen: Cinemusical High Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, £free Pippa Evans: Same Same but Different Bannermans, 6–28 Aug, not 20, 21, £free Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5 Off The Kerb Showcase Assembly George Square Gardens, 24–28 Aug, £10

13:55 Anatomy of Dating theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 23–27 Aug, £7

Who’s the Umpire theSpace @ Venue45, 22–27 Aug, £6

Matthew Highton’s I, the Universe Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 19, £5

14:00

Simon Feilder: Die Trying Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £5

Boy Girl Brain Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, £free BBC: Loose Ends BBC, 12–15 Aug, weekdays only, £free The Story of the Nervous Man C venues – C soco at ibis, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £free Aaaaargh! It’s 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, 4–28 Aug, £free Ryan Cull: Brace Yourself Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Erin McGathy: Love You Loudly Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5 Rousha Browning: Jumble Sale Heroes @ Dragonfly, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £5 Rotating Bill Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free BBC: Steve Wright in the Afternoon BBC, 19 Aug, £free BBC: Fresh from the Fringe BBC, 13 Aug, £free All Star Comedy in Aid of STV Children’s Appeal Roundabout @ Summerhall, 16 Aug, £15

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Late Night Laughs at Lunch Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free

14:05 Faye Treacy: Special (Work in Progress) Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–27 Aug, £free

14:10 Ali Brice Presents Home is Where Eric Meat is

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Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 7, 8, £5

Two Girls One... Mug! Frankenstein Pub, 4–28 Aug, not 14, 15, £free

14:15 Harriet Dyer – Barking Tales (Showcase) T-Bar, 6–27 Aug, £free Lynne Jassem: From Como to Homo Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, 23, £5—£8 Lucy Frederick – Positively Livid Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free The Red Richardson Experience Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5


14:20 Laura Lexx: Tyrannosaurus Lexx Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4—£5 Alex Hylton: I Came, I Saw, I Complained Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£6 Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6

14:25 Michael J Dolan: The Most Villainous Michael J Dolan The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–14 Aug, £7—£8

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1 Last Dance With My Father Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 3–27 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free Joanna Neary Does Animals and Men The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 16–28 Aug, £8 Gag Reflex Presents... Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III Sneaky Pete’s, 6–27 Aug, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 3–23 Aug, not 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, £free—£2

14:30

Juicer Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free Movement, 6–28 Aug, £free The Notorious Mary Bourke The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–14 Aug, £9—£10 Rhapsodes Pleasance Courtyard, 3–14 Aug, £6—£11.50 Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Casual Acquaintances Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £free Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–14 Aug, £free Adele is Younger Than Us C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £7.50—£9.50 Niche Rebels Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 23, £free Stu and Garry’s Improv Show The Stand Comedy Club, 5–29 Aug, not 15, £5

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Angel Comedy Showcase Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £free

Eleanor Morton: Happy Birthday Katie Lewis! The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 16–28 Aug, £8

Seymour Mace: Shit Title The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9

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The Edinburgh Revue’s Tenth Birthday Bash Opium, 5–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free

Joey Page: Jowie Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £5 The Prozac and Cons – Free Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, £free

14:35 AAA Batteries (Not Included) Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Robyn Perkins (is a) Work in Progress Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 4–28 Aug, not 26, £free

14:40 Danielle Ward: Seventeen ★★★ Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6 Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves Underbelly, George Square, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £7—£11.50 Piffin’ Ain’t Easy – A Work in Progress Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 6–14 Aug, £5

Eric’s Tales of the Sea – A Submariner’s Yarn Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£10.50 Rodney Bewes: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lad, Part Two Assembly Checkpoint, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £8—£10 Two and a Half Old Men Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 5–20 Aug, £free The Forbidden Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 16–28 Aug, not 22, £5—£10 Audible Presents Pleasance Dome, Various dates from 5 Aug to 28 Aug, £free Best Boy Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 Live at the Pleasance Pleasance Dome, Various dates from 10 Aug to 25 Aug, £free

14:45 The Late Night With Boabby Roaster Show Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7 Michelle Brasier: Space Tortoise Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–14 Aug, £5—£10 David Green: Celebrity Love Letters The Street, 7–27 Aug, not 15, 16, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 3–23 Aug, not 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, £free—£2 Ian Fox – Pictures of Things That Make Me Laugh – Free Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–27 Aug, £free Yolav and Graham’s Jovial Trauma: Refugee Stand-Up Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 23, 24, £free Matt Green: Writing To Harvey Keitel – Free Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free Here’s Some Black for the Union Jack Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, 4–28 Aug, £free

Gareth Richards: The Halo Effect Whistlebinkies, 6–28 Aug, not 18, £free Beautiful Ducks Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, Various dates from 4 Aug to 26 Aug, £free Scott Gibson: Life After Death Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £5—£10 Zero Quest 2: The Choosening Sabor, 6–27 Aug, not 15, 22, £free

14:50 The Ashes: Comedy Showdown Liquid Room Annexe, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 28 Aug, £free Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear the Reaper The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £9—£10

Away Day Henry’s Cellar Bar, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free Katia Kvinge: Squirrel Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £5

❤ Thom: Foolery With Thom Tuck ★★★★ Heroes @ Dragonfly, 4–27 Aug, not 15, £5

Ken Do’s Success for Losers Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, £free

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands in All Hands to the Pump... Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 10, 17, 24, £5

Andy Stedman: Nine Months and Counting Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 20, 21, £free Californians Dreamin’ C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

14:55

L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 3–23 Aug, not 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, £free—£2

15:00 Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Amée Smith: Relax, It’s Not About You Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10 Get Fit With Bruce Willis Valvona & Crolla, 21 Aug, £10 Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 6–28 Aug, £1 Kill the Beast: Don’t Wake the Damp Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 26, £6—£12 George Egg: Anarchist Cook Gilded Balloon Teviot, 23 Aug, £10

Life and Death (But Mainly Death) theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 21, £5—£9 Ofgagged theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 8–13 Aug, £7

SuZanna GonZo: Dark Lady Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–27 Aug, not 15, £3—£10

Switch: A Sketch Show Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50

15:05

The Noise Next Door’s Really, Really Good Afternoon Show Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 8, 9, 16, £5—£10.50

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide Liquid Room Annexe, 6–27 Aug, not 16, 23, £free

Bob Graham Fifth Show Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 4–27 Aug, not 15, £free

Wisebowm: The Struggle is Real theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £7.50

Hold the Front Page with Hardeep Singh Kohli Assembly George Square Theatre, 11–14 Aug, £10—£12 30 Minutes of One and Half an Hour of the Other Opium, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free David Anthony Wood: Mind Rats Sportsters, 6–28 Aug, £free Marny Godden: Where’s John’s Porridge Bowl? Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 The Doomed Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 8–13 Aug, £8 The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £5—£10 Five Go Off on One! Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7 Alfie Brown: Scissor Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–28 Aug, £free

15:10

S&M Masterclass Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, not 15, £free

15:15 Are You Really Being Served? With Steve McLean Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 6–28 Aug, £free Giants Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50 Ed Gamble: Stampede Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5 Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 6–28 Aug, £1 Notflix Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6—£10 Gráinne Maguire: What Has the News Ever Done for Me? Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 17, £5 Performance Anxiety Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 3–23 Aug, not 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, £free—£2 Woody Allen(ish) Frankenstein Pub, 5–29 Aug, £free

Dissecting the Joke With Matt Hutchinson and Haran X Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free

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Paul Revill: Revillations – Free Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–20 Aug, not 15, £free

Matt Richardson: Bangerang Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–13 Aug, £5

Louise Reay: Que Sera Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

15:30 Knock Knock Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 4–28 Aug, £free Charmian Hughes – Soixante Mirth Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 15, £free Chris Coltrane: Socialist Fun Times Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, £free Evelyn Mok and Katharine Ferns Present Katharine Ferns and Evelyn Mok! Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 3–23 Aug, not 10, 17, £free—£2 1 Woman, a Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox: Samantha Baines Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 6, £6—£10 Ditty Fiddler Globe Bar, 6–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free Nick Hall: Szgrabble!

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T-Bar, 6–27 Aug, £free

Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 6–28 Aug, £1 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show Pleasance Courtyard, 28 Aug, £14 Naomi Petersen: I am Telling You I’m Not Going Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£9.50

15:35 Nick Revell: Gluten-Free Christ; Seven Easy Steps to Mindfulness, Weight-Loss, Eternal Beauty, Spiritual Detox, Untold Riches, and Dealing with Disappointment The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £8

Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £10—£12 Comedians Cinema Club Just the Tonic at The Tron, 14–28 Aug, not 15, £10 Bilal Zafar: Cakes Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4 John Robertson: Arena Spectacular! The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–27 Aug, not 15, £8—£9 Laughing Stock Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 Daniel Nicholas: Scripted Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free—£5 Kev’s Komedy Kitchen Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£8

15:45 ❤ Katie Mulgrew: Saboteur / Free Festival

★★★★

Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free

The Clinic: An Afternoon of Serious Stand-Up Gilded Balloon Teviot, 17 Aug, £5.50 Liars’ Club Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £free Matt Winning: Ragnarok Opium, 6–27 Aug, £free Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 6–28 Aug, £1 Barbara Nice: Raffle! The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 16–28 Aug, £9 Mark of Stupidity Two: Even Stupider Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free Loose Brie Filling My Tin, With Loose Brie, Phil and Martin Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free

Hilarity Bites Management Showcase Show Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free Pear Shaped Afternoons – Free Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, £free Lynn Ruth Miller and Larah Bross: Gran Slam The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–14 Aug, £8—£9 The Weaning of Life / Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 3–23 Aug, not 10, 17, £free—£2 Aaaaaaargh! It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Show Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, £free Mark Cooper-Jones: Geographically Speaking Movement, 6–27 Aug, £free Andrea Hubert: Week Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 16, £5 Ship of Fool Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake, 4–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £free Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What Liquid Room Annexe, 6–28 Aug, not 15, £free

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time Sweet Grassmarket, 4–27 Aug, not 15, 22, £8 Bluesy Woozy Man Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 17, £free Anna Morris: It’s Got to Be Perfect Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 17, £free Freestyle Comedy 3 Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

16:00 The Knockabout Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, 4–28 Aug, £free Crack in Progress by Lucy Pearman Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 16, £free The Guilty Feminist With Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White Gilded Balloon Teviot, Various dates from 15 Aug to 24 Aug, £10 Daniel Piper is in Four Gangs Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm Pleasance Courtyard, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 21 Aug, £14

Richard Todd Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free

Peter Fleming and Wilbur Bilb: Over the Airwaves Heroes @ Dragonfly, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £5

15:50

Neil Henry: Mindwangler Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

Matt Forde: It’s My Political Party (and I’ll Cry if I Want to) Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £9.50—£14 Cheekykita – Tittitutar Town Sweet Grassmarket, 15–28 Aug, £5 The Curious Case of the Doc on the Night Shift theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £7

15:55 Walnut Sanchez and the Macaroni Saga Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4—£7

50% Liability C venues – C soco at ibis, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £free BBC: Breaking the News BBC, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, £free Battle of the Supervillains: The Great Supervillain Debate Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 22–23 Aug, £free Tony Cowards: Daft Pun Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 22, 23, 24, £free BBC: Fresh from the Fringe BBC, 13 Aug, £free Paul Merton’s Impro Chums Pleasance Courtyard, 11– 21 Aug, £12.50—£14.50 Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, £free Around the World Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night Pleasance Courtyard, 23–27 Aug, £17—£19 Stephen K Amos Talk Show Gilded Balloon Teviot, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £7—£14 Simon Munnery: Standing Still The Stand Comedy Club, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £9—£12

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The Coin-Operated Girl Liquid Room Annexe, 6–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free The Ashes: Comedy Showdown Liquid Room Annexe, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, £free Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £8 Katherine Ryan: Work in Progress The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–13 Aug, £12 Penelope Solomon: I Was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 16–28 Aug, £10 4 Minute Warning Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

16:10 Wild at Heart – Free Henry’s Cellar Bar, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free Adam Hess: Feathers Heroes @ The Hive, 5–28 Aug, £6

Sam Fletcher: Daftwerk

16:15

Underbelly, George Square, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50

Dirty, Rotten, Irish Scoundrels Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free

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The Rat Pack Presents... Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free Dominic Frisby: Let’s Talk About Tax Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£9.50 Rob Auton: The Sleep Show Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, not 16, £free Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 6–28 Aug, £1 Sooz Kempner – A Bit of a Character Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Jody Kamali is The Incredible Man of Mystery Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £6 Now We Are Sixty Sabor, 6–27 Aug, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 3–23 Aug, not 10, 17, £free—£2

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16:05

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 16, £free Oxford Imps vs Cambridge Impronauts: An Improv Battle of the Blues Gilded Balloon Teviot, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, £10

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★★★★

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free

Tom Neenan: Vaudeville Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10.50 Paul F Taylor: Sour Apes Bannermans, 7–28 Aug, not 13, 20, 27, £free 48 Minutes, Another Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–28 Aug, £free Panti: High Heels in Low Places Traverse Theatre, 11 Aug, £20.50

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Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Andrew Hunter Murray: Round One Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£9 L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 3–23 Aug, not 10, 17, £free—£2 Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God Cowgatehead, 6–28 Aug, £free

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Weird Stuff Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, £free Angus Dunican: The Vanity Project Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7 Siân and Zoë’s Luxury Cruise Through the Horrifying Vacuum of Space Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

16:20 Luke Benson’s Big Night Out (In the Afternoon) Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, £free Funny for a Grrrl Stand in the Square, 4–28 Aug, £9—£10 Ed Aczel’s Foreign Policy Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £5 Tudur Owen: The LL Factor Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

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Radio Active Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£15

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16:25 FanFiction Comedy Assembly George Square Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10

16:30 2061 Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£10 Kat Bond: Loo Roll Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 25–29 Aug, £5 Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden Gilded Balloon Teviot, 22 Aug, £14 Daddy & Robin: Lightbulb (All Ages) Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 9–13 Aug, £5 David McIver is a Very Fun Guy With Lots of Friends Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 15, 22, £free Juliette Burton: Decision Time Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50 Russell Hicks: Deadliner Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free This Glorious Monster: Wrong ‘Uns Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, £7—£11 Will Mars: Schtick Shift Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free Happily Never After Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–14 Aug, £5 Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1

Kevin Quantum: Illuminations Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 4, 22, £5—£12 Daniel Audritt and Sean Cannon: Breaking the Mould Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

16:45 Jack Evans: Melancholy Poontang Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 16, £free Sophie Willan: On Record ★★★ Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

Phil Mann: Nothingism – Free Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 5–27 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free John Pendal: International Man of Leather ★★★ The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£8

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 5–27 Aug, £free Wayne Carter Teaches You to Be Fabulous Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–28 Aug, £free

Goose: Hydroberserker Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–28 Aug, £6—£12

Alcohol is Good for You Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 16, £free

Becky Walker’s Mandatory Rest Break Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 20–24 Aug, £5

Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian

L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, Various dates from 6 Aug to 21 Aug, £2

Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7—£13.50

Star Trek vs Star Wars The Banana Skin, 6–21 Aug, £free

Banging Fun Stuff Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£5

All Star Comedy in Aid of STV Children’s Appeal Roundabout @ Summerhall, 16 Aug, £15

16:50

Carey Marx, Hero of the People Liquid Room Annexe, 6–28 Aug, not 17, £free

Kids With Beards: The Curse of the Secret Ham Just the Tonic at The Caves, 16–28 Aug, £free AART Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10

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Mirthquake Southsider, 6–27 Aug, £free

Annie McGrath: The Seven Ages of An Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£9

L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, Various dates from 6 Aug to 21 Aug, £2

Daniel Nils Roberts: Honey Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£9

Comedy With a Colour Blind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has an Underactive Thyroid Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, £free

Kieran Boyd: Egg Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5

16:35 Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Rapscallion Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free Help Us Tom Toal, You’re Our Only Hope Ciao Roma, 6–27 Aug, £free

Rhys James: Forgives Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£11.50

Rory O’Hanlon – You Are Where You Need to Be Opium, 6–27 Aug, £free

John Gordillo: Love Capitalism The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9 Relatively Normal Nightcap, 6–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

17:00 A Plague of Idiots Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£11.50

Space Cat Pasta Bake Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–28 Aug, £free Fish Finger Fridays: A Sketch Show Kilderkin, 6–27 Aug, not 15, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, Various dates from 6 Aug to 21 Aug, £2

Tubby Tubby Dumb Dumb Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free

Steve Bugeja: Unpronounceable Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7

Totally Wired: Trigger Warning! The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9

Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1

Manic Pixie Dream Girls Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

Sleeping Trees: Sci-Fi? Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 18, £6—£10

Thrones! The Musical Parody Assembly George Square Studios, 3–29 Aug, £10—£14

The Improvised Improv Show Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–28 Aug, £free

Rory O’Keeffe: Monoglot Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

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FRINGE REVIEW OUTSTANDING SHOW THE STAGE THE HERALD TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS 2014

16:00 3-29 AUG (not 15) Joe Davies: Who’s the Daddy? Heroes @ Dragonfly, 5–28 Aug, not 16, £5 Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Infectious Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 13–28 Aug, £free Leicester Comedy Festival Presents Best of That Other Fest With Sarah Millican & Special Guests Underbelly, George Square, 16 Aug, £20 Will Seaward: Magnificent Bastard Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, not 20, £5 Jordan Brookes: The Making Of Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free James Wilson-Taylor: Ginger is the New Black Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, £6—£10.50 Pete Otway: Six Years from Then Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 A Stage, a Mic, Some Jokes Sneaky Pete’s, 6–27 Aug, £free #Jollyboat: Seven Songs for Geeks Movement, 6–27 Aug, £free Go Go Power Rangeurs: The Movie, Live! C venues – C soco at ibis, 17–29 Aug, £free

Martha McBrier: Japanese Boy Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake, 4–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £free James Cook: Ready, Steady, James! Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £free

HUB Fresh Pleasance Courtyard, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, £free

Shhhh – An Improvised Silent Movie C venues – C nova, 6–20 Aug, £9.50—£11.50

Alice Marshall: Vicious Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6

Josie Long: Work In Progress The Stand Comedy Club, 16–28 Aug, £12

17:15

Get Your Own Back: Live! Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £8—£13.50

Hardeep Singh Kohli’s Mix Tape Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £2

Topical Storm The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £9—£10

Eric Lampaert: Alien of Extraordinary Ability Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free

Floss Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £free

Adam Rowe: Bittersweet Little Lies Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

The Kagools Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7

Komischer Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7

Ellis & Rose: Obsolete Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 5–27 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free

Jen Carnovale Wronger Than You Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 14, 15, £free

The Attenborough Tours: Life on Fringe Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 5–29 Aug, £5

Stage Against the Machine Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–12 Aug, £free

17:05 Homeopathy and Other Jokes theSpace on the Mile, 8–13 Aug, £7.50

17:10 Matt Forde: It’s My Political Party (and I’ll Cry if I Want to) Pleasance Courtyard, 9 Aug, 18 Aug, 19 Aug, 20 Aug, 21 Aug, £12—£14 Matt Forde’s Political Party Podcast Pleasance Courtyard, 17 Aug, £12 Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour Pleasance Courtyard, 5–14 Aug, not 8, 9, £6—£13.50 The Best of Irish Comedy The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 5–28 Aug, £12

The Good, the Bad and the Weegie Outhouse, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £7 Get Fit With Bruce Willis Valvona & Crolla, 14 Aug, £10 Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Mawaan Rizwan – Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £free Men With Coconuts: Improvised Bond La Belle Angèle, 6–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £free Alex Smith – Not Even Trying Whistlebinkies, 6–27 Aug, £free Micky Bartlett: Blissfully Ignorant Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, £5—£10.50 Susie Youssef – Check Youssef Before You Wreck Youssef Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £7—£12

Ashley Storrie and Other Erotica Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free

17:20 Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11 Spencer Jones is The Herbert in Proper Job Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 Baron Fingolfin: The Stranger Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Pete Johansson: Good People ★★★ Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 16, £5 Christian Reilly: Rock’n’LOL Liquid Room Annexe, 6–28 Aug, £free

17:25 Mixed Doubles: Fundraiser Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 27, £6.50—£9.50 Liam Withnail: True Defective Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free

17:30 Gordon Southern: Long Story Short Frankenstein Pub, 4–29 Aug, not 10, 24, £free BBC: Just a Minute BBC, 9 Aug, £free Aladdin and His Magical Europe Refugee Tour 2016 C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£9.50

Murder She Didn’t Write C venues – C, 3–29 Aug, £8.50—£10.50

The Oxford Revue: Hello You Assembly George Square Studios, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £5—£10

David Mills: Shame! Underbelly, George Square, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11.50

Gary Delaney: There’s Something About Gary The Stand Comedy Club, 8–14 Aug, £12

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Lucie Pohl: Apohlcalypse Now! Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6—£10 Pat Cahill: D.O.T.T Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £5 Barbarians Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Looking Out for Linda (The Remix) Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, £free Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £free Ed Night: I’m Amazed It Has a Title Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5 I Don’t Believe it! An Evening With Victor Meldrew Assembly Roxy, 16–28 Aug, not 22, £16—£17.50 Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£11 All My Friends Are Dead Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free Mark Smith: Old Smudge Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 17, £free


Jenny Collier: Jen-Hur Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10 Lucy Porter: Consequences Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £7—£14 Merkin 9 to 5 Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–28 Aug, £free Poncho Orange CC Blooms, 6–28 Aug, £free Tez Ilyas: Made in Britain Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 James Christopher – What’s the Tory? Mourning Glory Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free Harriet Dyer: ‘We’d Prefer Someone a Bit More Mainstream’ ★★ Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 25–28 Aug, £2

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Marjolein Robertson: UK’s 2nd Most Northerly Comedian Opium, 6–16 Aug, £free

17:35 Jack & Lou: Agents of Farce theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 15–20 Aug, £4 Lewis Schaffer: You Are Beautiful Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £10 Salacious B. Crumb’s Luxury Biscuits Silk, 6–27 Aug, £free

17:40 Guy Masterson: Love and Canine Integration Assembly Roxy, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£10 Bruce Fummey’s Alba: Scotland the Origins Stand in the Square, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £9—£10 James Veitch: Game Face Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

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Mike Newall: High on Gravy Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6

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Phil Ellis is Alone Together (But Mostly Alone) Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

17:45 Beth Vyse: As Funny as Cancer Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£8 Rose Matafeo is Finally Dead Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£9 Luca Cupani: The Admin of Death and Other Confessions Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 4–29 Aug, not 10, £5 Künt and the Gang – The Final Küntdown Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 28 Aug, £7 Künt and the Gang – It’s a Bit Early for Künt and the Gang Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 26–27 Aug, £7 Daphne’s Second Show Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 25–28 Aug, £2 Helen Duff: Come With Me Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Grant Stott’s Tales from Behind the Mic Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 14, 22, £6—£12 Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Diane Spencer: Seamless Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £5—£9.50 George Egg: Anarchist Cook Gilded Balloon Teviot, 22 Aug, £10

17:50 Christian Talbot: C60 Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 Clare Plested: Flock Up Ciao Roma, 6–27 Aug, not 17, £free

17:55

Green Bananas Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free

The Noise Next Door’s Really, Really Good Afternoon Show Gilded Balloon Teviot, 13 Aug, £10.50

Rowena Hutson: Strong Female Character Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, £5

18:05

While You Were Out Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 15–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £free

18:00

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 4–28 Aug, £free

Alistair McGowan: 12th Impressions Gilded Balloon Teviot, 16–28 Aug, not 23, £17

Phil Jerrod: Hypocrite Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

Luke Stephen: Commit No Nuisance Nightcap, 6–28 Aug, not 17, £free

A Taste of Planet Caramel Opium, 6–27 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

Norman Lovett: Entertaining Moaner Heroes @ Dragonfly, 16–28 Aug, £8

Gusset Grippers Woodland Creatures, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £5

Absolute Improv! theSpace on Niddry St, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 21, £6—£10

Best of UCLU Comedy Club Movement, 6–27 Aug, not 16, £free

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden Gilded Balloon Teviot, 23 Aug, £14

Katherine Ryan: Work in Progress Gilded Balloon Teviot, 14 Aug, £16

Henning Wehn: Westphalia is Not an Option Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 16, 22, £8.50—£12.50

Brennan Reece: Everglow Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10

Viv Groskop: Be More Margo The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£8

Katharine Ferns is Faking It (Work in Progress) Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free Kriss Foster and the Very Small Museum Globe Bar, 6–28 Aug, not 23, £free Cam and Flora C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 Michael Brunström: The Hay Wain Reloaded Heroes @ Dragonfly, 4–13 Aug, £5 Not Just a Funny Turn Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 15 Aug, £12 Comedy in the Dark Just the Tonic at The Community Project, Various dates from 6 Aug to 21 Aug, £8—£12 Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Lolly 2 Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10.50 Giacinto Palmieri: Nietzsche, Women and I Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Hysterical Woman Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50

L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 25–28 Aug, £2 My Groupon Adventure T-Bar, 6–27 Aug, not 15, 22, £free Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £10—£16.50 Joel Dommett: Pretending to Smoke With a Breadstick Pleasance Courtyard, 3–27 Aug, not 15, £7—£12 Odd Couples Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 5–14 Aug, not 6, 7, £8—£12 Paul Foot’s Game of Dangers Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 7 Aug, 24 Aug, 25 Aug, 26 Aug, 27 Aug, £10—£12 Gareth Morinan: Graph Giraffe Banshee Labyrinth, 6–27 Aug, £free Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Bethany Black: (Extra) Ordinary ★★★ The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9

18:15 John Scott Smashes It to F*ck Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free Price (still) Includes Biscuits theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £5—£8 I Should Have Listened to Ivor Dembina The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 16–27 Aug, not 21, £6 The Romanians Are Here Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–14 Aug, £free Brendon Burns: Dumb White Guy Liquid Room Annexe, 6–28 Aug, £free Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 24–27 Aug, £free

zazU: Raisins to Stay Alive Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 17, 24, £5—£10 Stuck in a Rut Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake, 4–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £free Bob Blackman’s Tray Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 14–27 Aug, not 21, £free L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 25–28 Aug, £2 Patrick Turpin: To Me, You Are Perfect Sneaky Pete’s, 6–27 Aug, not 15, £free

18:20 Morning After Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4

African-Czechoslovakian / Free Festival Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–28 Aug, £free

Physics Fan Fiction Silk, 6–15 Aug, not 10, £free

Elliot Steel: Netflix ‘n’ Steel Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, £6 Shazia Mirza The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–13 Aug, £8—£9

Preoccupied With Whether or Not He Could That He Didn’t Stop to Think Whether He Should (1hr Show)

Darius Davies – Road to Wrestlemania Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free

Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10

Ever Mainard: Let Me Be Your Main Man Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6.50—£12.50

Egg - Static Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–23 Aug, not 15, £free

❤ Stuart Laws: So

★★★★

SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free

Danny Buckler: Showman Shaman Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £free

James Meehan – Class Act Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Lunch Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50 UCL Graters: Immature Cheddar Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free—£7 Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £7—£14

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Peter White: Straight White Male Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£10

Andrew Doyle: Future Tense The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £9—£10

18:25

Living Luke Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, £4—£8

Kill the Beast: He Had Hairy Hands Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 26, £6—£11.50

18:30 Aloof! Sabor, 6–27 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5–27 Aug, £free

Eddy Brimson: Up the Anti Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free Shellshock! Improv Live! theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 15–20 Aug, £6.50 Bristol Revunions: Dolce Vita Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7

18:40

Tyrannosaurus Sketch Greenside @ Royal Terrace, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £8

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £6—£14

Crack Comedy Club’s Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free

Jack Barry: You Don’t Know Jack ★★★ Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

Pick of the Fringe The Sheraton Grand Hotel , 25 Aug, £180

Russell Howard and Steve Williams Work in Progress Assembly George Square Studios, 3–21 Aug, not 10, £5

Talk Hard Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, 5–28 Aug, £free Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 25–28 Aug, £2 Shaggers (Free Festival) Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free Harriet Beveridge: 42 Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £9 Ari Shaffir: Ari S-P-E-C-T Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, £5 NewsRevue 2016 Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £9.50—£17 Jimmy McGhie: Apologia Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£11

18:35 Free Footlights Liquid Room Annexe, 6–28 Aug, £free Britney Assembly George Square Studios, 3–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £5—£8

Jacob Hatton: Dreams of FitzRoy and Londis Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £8 Ruby Thomas: Chick Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Lewis Macleod is Not Himself Frankenstein Pub, 4–21 Aug, £free Liz Miele: Mind Over Melee Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 Joz Norris: Hello, Goodbye Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Global Pillage Assembly George Square Studios, 25–28 Aug, £10—£12 Fast Fringe Pleasance Dome, 3–27 Aug, £5—£10 Adventures in Menstruating with Chella Quint Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

18:45 Sam Carrington: Awkwardly Mobile Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7 Nath Valvo: Happy Idiot Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £7—£12 Wendy Wason: Tiny Me Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 John Porter – Lunatic (of the) Fringe Spotlites, 8–12 Aug, £5

18:50 Jake Yapp is One in a Million Underbelly, George Square, 3–28 Aug, £6—£11 Daisy Earl: Scottish Comedian of the Year Winner 2015 Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24, £10—£14 Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, £6—£11.50

Simon Evans: In the Money ★★★ Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £10—£14 Stand Up for Shelter Underbelly, George Square, 16 Aug, £12 Foiled Ruby Rouge, 5–29 Aug, not 11, 18, 25, £free Isle of Edna: G Street Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4—£8

Masud Milas: Routes Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10

Comedy Reserve at the Courtyard Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£9.50

Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1

Zoë Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£11

Panti: High Heels in Low Places Traverse Theatre, 12 Aug, £20.50

Me, Me, Me Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–28 Aug, £free

Garibaldi Silk, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free

Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1

18:55 ❤ John-Luke Roberts

Laurence Clark: Independence Assembly George Square Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £5—£10

Simon Munnery and Friends: 30 Not Out The Famous Spiegeltent, 22 Aug, £14

L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 25–28 Aug, £2 Sarah Kendall: Shaken Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, £7—£12.50 Normally Abnormal Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free Al Murray – The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together (Work in Progress) Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–14 Aug, £19.50 I Was Mick Jones’s Bank Clerk Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 15–28 Aug, £free Paul McCaffrey: Fresh Hell Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Irish Championship Comedy Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, £free Charlie Dinkin: Can’t Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–14 Aug, £free Will Duggan: A Man Gathering Fish ★★★ Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50 The Leeds Tealights: Tension Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£9

Builds a Monster

★★★★

Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon Assembly Roxy, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £7—£13 Ed Patrick: Junior Optimist Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7 Holly Burn: I Am Special Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 Light Relief Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, £8.50

19:00 Lords of Strut: Late Night TV Talk Show Assembly Roxy, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50 Phil Kay: Laugh & Death Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 4–14 Aug, £10 BBC: Just a Minute BBC, 9 Aug, £free Andy Askins: The Man With No Name Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5

❤ BEASTS Present Mr Edinburgh 2016

★★★★

Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 13, £6—£11

Chris Forbes: Tall Needy Mutant Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £5—£10 Jay Lafferty: Jaywalking The Stand Comedy Club, 15–16 Aug, £10 ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 15–29 Aug, £5 Mystery Gimmick Stand-Up Show C venues – C soco at ibis, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £free Luke Kempner: Judi Dench Broke My Heart Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 L!ghten Up Your Life!™ Gayfield Venues, 25–28 Aug, £2 Comedy at the Portrait Gallery Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, £12 BBC: The One Show BBC, 24–26 Aug, £free Robert Burns, David Gest, Michael Jackson and Me Macdonald Hotel, 11–14 Aug, £7.50 Katherine Ryan: Work in Progress Underbelly, George Square, 10 Aug, £16

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Horace: We Are Family Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 16, £free An Act of Godley: Janey Godley Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free Des Clarke 3D The Stand Comedy Club, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 15, 16, £11—£12 Knightmare Live: The Game Has Changed Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£12 Mr Swallow – Houdini Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£14 Colin Hoult / Anna Mann: A Sketch Show for Depressives ★★★ Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10 Orlando Baxter: Suspensions, Detentions and Summer Vacations Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 Men With Coconuts Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3–11 Aug, £8—£10 Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 25, £6—£11.50

19:05 Dave Lemkin: The Village Hall Ciao Roma, 6–27 Aug, £free Life and Death (But Mainly Death) theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 21 Aug, £9 Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 26–27 Aug, £7 Gary Little: A Little Bit of Personal The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £11—£12 Susie McCabe: There is More to Life Than Happiness The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £9—£10 Rubbish Rebel theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–14 Aug, £6

19:10 ❤ Geoff Norcott: Conswervative

★★★★

Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

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Gavin Webster: Jesus Christ’s a Window Cleaner Now The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9 Tiff Stevenson: Seven Assembly Roxy, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 Aidan Killian: The Money Shot Heroes @ Dragonfly, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £5

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19:15 Fiona Sagar: Entitled Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Rainbow Class Assembly Hall, 4–28 Aug, not 13, £6—£11 Robert Newman: The Brain Show Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £10—£12.50 Bella Younger’s Deliciously Stella Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£12

Listings

Stephen Bailey: Nation’s Sweetheart Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 7, 15, £5

AAA Stand-Up Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, £6—£11

Big Value Comedy Show – Early Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£10

Michael and Roper: Three’s a Crowd, Four’s an Audience Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 11, 17, £free Lauren Pattison: Reet Petite – A Work in Progress Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £5 Gráinne Maguire: Great People Making Great Choices Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£12 Smurthwaite on Masculinity Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, not 16, £free BBC: BBC Radio New Comedy Award Final BBC, 14 Aug, £free Sarah Bennetto: I Love You All and I Mean That Sincerely Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 4–27 Aug, not 15, 22, £free

Larry Dean: Farcissist Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

Rowena Haley: Three Chords and the Truth T-Bar, 6–27 Aug, £free

Stuart Mitchell: Dealt a Bad Hand Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

19:20

Coshowpolitan Globe Bar, 6–28 Aug, £free

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Craig Hill: Up and Coming! Venue150 at EICC, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 23, £8.50—£17.50

Paul Foot: ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Piglet Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12.50

19:25 Puddles Pity Party: Let’s Go! Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £10—£16

19:30 07800 834030 Sneaky Pete’s, 6–27 Aug, not 8, 22, £free Just Jokes Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5–27 Aug, not 15, £free This is Your Trial Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6.50—£14 Apocalypse Wow Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–29 Aug, £free Comedy Gala 2016: In Aid of Waverley Care Edinburgh Playhouse , 20 Aug, £25 David O’Doherty: Big Time Assembly Hall, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £9—£15 God Only Knows LifeCare Centre, 17–20 Aug, £3.50 Your Beloved Alexander Bennett Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 15, £free 101 Comedy Club – Free Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, £free

So You Think You’re Funny? Grand Final Gilded Balloon Teviot, 25 Aug, £15

Shayne’s Mom on Tour Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 23, 24, £free

Amazing (Probably) Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–28 Aug, £free

Committed to Mediocrity C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £8.50—£10.50

James Acaster: Reset Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £8—£14

Jimeoin: Renonsense Man Venue150 at EICC, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 23, £8.50—£17.50

Two Funny Lassies Kilderkin, 6–27 Aug, £free Chris Davis: Chinchilla Coats Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–28 Aug, £free Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian! Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £free Quiz in my Pants Movement, 6–27 Aug, £free Vladimir McTavish: Scotland In Sixty Minutes The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9 Des McLean The Brunton , 12 Aug, £13 Twisted Edge Showcase / Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–28 Aug, £free Running-a-Mock Presents: Facebook Official Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 6–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £free Mid-Brow: The Live Show Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7.50

Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Fred MacAulay Gilded Balloon Teviot, 12 Aug, £15 Tatterdermalion Assembly George Square Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 16, 22, £6—£12

19:40 Danny Deegan is Taller Than Jesus, More Visible Than God Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Paul Currie: FFFFFFFMILK! Heroes @ The Hive, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £5 Iain Stirling: Onwards! Pleasance Courtyard, 3–26 Aug, £8—£12 Vince Atta: Loopzilla Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4—£6 Jarlath Regan – Arseways Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

Tommy Tiernan: Out of the Whirlwind Gilded Balloon Teviot, 5–28 Aug, not 12, 25, £9—£16

How to Become a Poker Millionaire (and Still Be a Loser) Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£5

19:35

Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing Spotlites, 21–28 Aug, £4

Dig the New Breed Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 15, £3—£5 Kai Humphries: In Full Colour Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, £5—£12.50 Aidan Goatley: The Joys of Retail (and How to Escape Them) Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, £8 Jonny & the Baptists: Eat the Poor Roundabout @ Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £9—£12.50

Steen Raskopoulos – You Know the Drill Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£12.50

19:45 Tight Ten The Titter Truck, 5–28 Aug, £1 Spontaneous Sherlock La Belle Angèle, 6–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £free Darren Connell: Trolleywood Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6—£11

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The Guardian Review of Richard III

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“...every bit as exciting as you could imagine” The Morning Star Review of Richard III

Hunan Kunqu Opera Troupe Presents Board Game Smackdown - Free Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, 4–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £free Raymond Mearns is Feeling the Love Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 2–29 Aug, not 15, £free Pun-Man Two: Girls Just Wanna Hear Puns Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free Eleanor Conway’s Walk of Shame Frankenstein Pub, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free The Rat Pack Presents... Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 15–16 Aug, £free Jocks and Geordies Whistlebinkies, 7–28 Aug, not 13, 20, 27, £free Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 5–27 Aug, £free Nathan Cassidy: 42 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 16, £free Damian Clark Can’t Slow Down Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free

19:50 ❤ Jo Caulfield: Pretending to Care

★★★★

The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £10

Andrew Ryan: Ruined Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

Tim Renkow: King of the Tramps Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £5 Elf Lyons: Pelican Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £free Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter Liquid Room Annexe, 6–28 Aug, £free

20:00 Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome Assembly Hall, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£13 Patrick Monahan: That 80s Show ★★ Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£14 Robin Morgan: Free Man Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

Nazeem Hussain – Legally Brown Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £7—£12 Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: How to Touch Dead People Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, £7—£12 Ron White – Live in Scotchland Assembly George Square Studios, 26–28 Aug, £15 Andy Field: Roar Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £free Christopher Macarthur-Boyd and Rosco Mclelland Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5

Pete Firman – TriX Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £8.50—£15

Gillian Cosgriff: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£11

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit Pleasance Courtyard, 16 Aug, £12

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers Assembly George Square Studios, 22–25 Aug, £15

Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan: Talking to Strangers Assembly George Square Studios, 15–21 Aug, £12.50—£14

Javier Jarquin: Hombre Al Dente Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £free

Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£12 Jonathan Pie: Live Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 BBC: Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night BBC, 21 Aug, £free

All Star Comedy in Aid of STV Children’s Appeal Roundabout @ Summerhall, 16 Aug, £15

C for free at ibis C venues – C soco at ibis, 3–29 Aug, £free The Star Factory Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £5 The Gayest Thing You’ve Ever Seen CC Blooms, 6–28 Aug, £free The Eulogy Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, £6—£10.50 Anti-White PC Mangina Activate! Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, £free Playing Politics Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, 18 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, £12.50 Funny Women Awards 2016: Regional Final Just the Tonic at The Caves, 14 Aug, £10 Jeff Seal: The Goddamn Truth – Free Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 22, £free Milo McCabe: The Unflappable Troy Hawke Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Mark Dolan: Life Hacks Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 12, £6—£10

Loyiso Gola: Dude, Where’s My Lion?

Freedom of Speech Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50

Des Bishop: Grey Matters Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£13

★★★

Nina Conti: In Your Face Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £10—£17.50

20:05 Improvabunga! theSpace on Niddry St, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £7—£8 Alistair Williams: I’ve Started So I’m Finished Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

20:10 Chris Stokes – The Man Delusion Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11 The He & She Show theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £6—£7 Doctor in the House Spotlites, 4–14 Aug, not 10, £10 Sketchup 2: The Reawakening C venues – C too, 4–13 Aug, £5.50—£7.50

❤ Lou Sanders: What’s That Lady Doing?

★★★★

Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£9

Shite Club – The Downfall of Jellybean Martinez Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £free Tom Walker: Beep Boop Underbelly, George Square, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 The Ruby Darlings Voodoo Rooms, 6–27 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

Sisters Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, £free

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20:15 Tessa Waters: Over Promises Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, not 22, £5 Sam Campbell: The Last Dreamer Assembly Roxy, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£12 Alice Fraser: The Resistance Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £5—£11 Tom Allen: Indeed Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£11 David Longley: Everything I Hate About My Club Set The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£8 Eric Davidson – Ukedoodledandy SpaceTriplex, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £10 The Reel Comedy Club Vintage Mobile Cinema, 5–28 Aug, £12.50 David Quirk: Approaching Perfection Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 4–29 Aug, £5 Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 16–28 Aug, £5—£6 Emma Sidi: Telenovela Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£9 Stephen Carlin: TV Comeback Special Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Mischaps Cowgatehead, 6–25 Aug, £free


Jo Coffey: Not 25 Southsider, 6–27 Aug, not 12, 19, £free

Bob C venues – C cubed, 4–23 Aug, £9.50—£11.50

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings Gilded Balloon Teviot, 17–28 Aug, £10.50—£12

20:30

Ayesha Hazarika: Tales from the Pink Bus Gilded Balloon Teviot, 16 Aug, £10 Jamali Maddix: Chickens Come Home to Roost Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

❤ Sam Simmons: Not a People Person

★★★★

Underbelly Potterrow, 3–28 Aug, not 8, £7.50—£15

Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Tracey. Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50

20:20

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Lost Voice Guy: Disability for Dunces Volume Two Stand in the Square, 23 Aug, £9 Martin Mor: #RoadComedian The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9 24 Hours With Mary Lynn Rajskub Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£12 Madame Señorita: The Expector Heroes @ Dragonfly, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £5 Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol Stand in the Square, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 16, 22, 23, £11—£12 Suzi Ruffell: Common Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£6 Sarah Callaghan: 24 Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 Max & Ivan: Our Story Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12.50 Good Grief Ciao Roma, 6–27 Aug, £free

Listings

Henry Paker: Guilty Assembly George Square Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 14, 15, 21, £6—£11

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Lloyd Griffith: Is a Keeper Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10.50 Andrew Roper – Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 4–28 Aug, £free Jess Robinson: Impressive Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6.50—£12

Thomas Green: That’ll Teach You Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £5—£7

In Conversation With Standard Issue The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 15 Aug, £12

St Andrews Revue Presents: Loop Assembly Hall, 4–28 Aug, £5—£8

20:40

Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey The Stand Comedy Club, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 15, £11—£12 Andrew Maxwell: Slight Return Assembly George Square Theatre, 18–28 Aug, £10—£15

Loren O’Brien: Who? Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 16, £6—£10

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour Assembly Roxy, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £5—£12

Monkey Barrel Comedy @ The Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Banana Skin, 3–28 Aug, £free—£10

Gagster’s Paradise Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free

Emily Lloyd Saini - Is This Part of the Show? Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–23 Aug, not 8, £free A Girl With Two Dicks T-Bar, 6–27 Aug, not 15, £free Carl Donnelly: Bad Man Tings Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10 Julia Sutherland: The 40-Year-Old Version The Stand Comedy Club, 15 Aug, £10 Joe Fairbrother’s Power Hour Underbelly Med Quad, 3–27 Aug, not 17, £6—£10.50 Jonny Pelham: Fool’s Paradise Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£11

The Piff the Magic Dragon Show Assembly George Square Theatre, 3–13 Aug, £10—£13.50 John Robertson: The Dark Room Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–27 Aug, £6—£11 Barnardo’s 150th Anniversary Comedy Benefit Venue150 at EICC, 23 Aug, £20 Ella Woods: Stag Do Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 24–28 Aug, £free

20:35 23, Please: The Sketch Show That Never Was C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £8.50—£10.50

Ross Hepburn is Beetlejuice’d Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, £free Not Quite Write theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £5—£7.50 The Terrible Tale of Dr F Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–14 Aug, not 10, £7 Daniel Sloss: So? Venue150 at EICC, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 23, £8.50—£17.50 The Invention of Acting Just the Tonic at The Caves, 16–28 Aug, £6

20:45 JJ Whitehead: Fool Disclosure Liquid Room Annexe, 5–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £free Mike Ward: Freedom of Speech Isn’t Free Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 25, £5—£12 Chris Henry: Chris’ World Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £free Matt Price: Poltroon Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free Mark Nelson: Smiley Face Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£12.50 We Are All C*nts Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free

Darren Walsh: S’Pun Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–27 Aug, not 15, 16, 22, 23, £10

Kane Brown: The Oath Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, £free

Shellshock! Improv Live! theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £6.50

Sean McLoughlin: Kamikaze Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£9.50

Standard Issue Stands Up The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 16 Aug, £12

Sarah & Saskia with Comedy Chums Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free

The Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks Underbelly Med Quad, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£11.50

Bob Doolally Puts the Leg Into Legend The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 22–23 Aug, £12

Community Matters Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–16 Aug, £free

Haggis McSporran: Is Out of His Box! C venues – C nova, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £9.50—£11.50

Fraser Geesin: Jack of All Polymaths Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–28 Aug, £free

Alexis Dubus – A R#ddy Brief History of Swearing Underbelly, George Square, 15 Aug, £12.50

Ayesha Hazarika: Tales from the Pink Bus Gilded Balloon Teviot, 15 Aug, £10 Aatif Nawaz: Aatificial Intelligence ★★ Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–28 Aug, £free

Amir Khoshsokhan – Shhhhhh Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys, 4–28 Aug, £free Frigid Moan’s Diary The Street Bar, 5 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, £free—£5

Abandoman: Life + Rhymes Underbelly, George Square, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £10—£15.50

Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

Clusterf**k Movement, 6–27 Aug, £free

Robert Burns, David Gest, Michael Jackson and Me Macdonald Hotel, 11–14 Aug, £7.50

You’re Welcome Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 17–28 Aug, £free James Loveridge: Castles in the Sand Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Amy Howerska: Smashcat Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5 It’s Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes) Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, not 16, £free

20:50 Spencer Jones Presents The Herbert in Eggy Bagel Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6

21:00 Harmon Leon’s Big Fat Racist Show Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, £free Burnistoun Live at the Fringe ★★ Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4–14 Aug, £7—£15 Mat Ewins: Mat Ewins Will Make You a Star Heroes @ The Hive, 4–28 Aug, £5 Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–14 Aug, £3.50—£6 How Can I Drive to a Gig With a Jakey On My Bonnet? Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free

Twonkey’s Mumbo Jumbo Hotel ★★ Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £6.50 Carl Hutchinson: The Fixer The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 5–27 Aug, not 15, £9 Travels With Autism Just the Tonic at The Caves, 16–28 Aug, £8 Scarlet SoHandsome and Fiends Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 15, 16, 23, £5 Felicity Ward: 50% More Likely to Die Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7—£13.50 Joke Thieves Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free Axis of Awesome: Won’t Ever Not Stop Giving Up Gilded Balloon Teviot, 15–28 Aug, not 25, £9—£12 Joe DeRosa: Zero Forward Progress Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £6—£11 Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5–27 Aug, £free Laurence Owen: Cinemusical Voodoo Rooms, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, £free Neel Kolhatkar: Neel Before Me Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6—£12 Danny McLoughlin: Phillip Was Right Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

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Mark Watson: I’m Not Here Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £9—£16 LJ DA FUNK’s Anti-Fascist Counter-Terrorist Comedy Orgy Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free Rory Bremner Meets... Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 13–19 Aug, £12 Andrew Learmonth: All the People I’ve Ever Loved Will Die The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 28 Aug, £9 Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £10—£14

21:15 Lloyd Langford: Rascal Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free Archie Maddocks: Shirts Vs Skins Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free Circumcision Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free Paul McMullan: Alcopop Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 Comedy Boxing Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 16, £free

Vir Das’ Unbelievable: The Dishonest Indian Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 20–28 Aug, £12

Mae Martin: Work in Progress Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £free

Neil Delamere: Ctrl Alt Delamere Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 5–12 Aug, £7.50—£13

Tom Ballard – The World Keeps Happening Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£12

Jason Byrne is Propped Up Assembly Hall, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £10—£19.50

Myra DuBois: Self AdMyra Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

Just the Tonic Comedy Club Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 15, £5—£10

21:05 Jamie MacDonald: High Vis Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£11

21:10 Alan Anderson: Whisky for Dafties Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, 12–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £12—£18 The Upper-Class Rapper Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 15, £free May Contain Nuts theSpace on Niddry St, 15–20 Aug, £6 The Best of Scottish Comedy The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £12 Under Cover With the Naked Stand-Up theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £10

Ria Lina: Dear Daughter

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Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £5—£10

Ali Hassan: Man Interrupted (Work in Progress) Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£7 Frenchy: World’s Worst Adult Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6—£12

21:20 A History, w Nowell Edmurnds Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4—£5 Stand Up & Slam! Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4—£6 Yeti’s – Demon Dive Bar Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£12 Seann Walsh: One for the Road Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £10—£14

Nick Cody: Come Get Some! Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12.50 Taylor Glenn: A Billion Days of Parenthood Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6 Rhys Nicholson – Bona Fide Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, £7—£12

21:25 Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£12 Harriet Kemsley: The Girl on the Wrong Train Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£8

Goodbear Bedlam Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6.50—£10 Kinsey Sicks: Lady Cocks of Bang Boys Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £7—£12 Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, £10—£15

Scotland’s Pick of the Fringe Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £7 Rab’s Videogame Empty - Presented by Glasgow Film Festival Assembly Rooms, 27 Aug, £15

An Imp-revised History of the World T-Bar, 17–27 Aug, £free

Blind Mirth Paradise in The Vault, 6–20 Aug, not 14, £6—£7

Hayley Ellis: FOMO Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do Banshee Labyrinth, 6–28 Aug, £free

Luisa Omielan – What Would Beyoncé Do?! Venue150 at EICC, 26 Aug, £17.50

Princes of Main: Cool Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£11

Johnny Cochrane: Appeal Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

George Egg: Anarchist Cook Gilded Balloon Teviot, 24 Aug, £10 Emily Tresidder: Crazy Is Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £5—£10 BBC: 4 Extra Stands Up BBC, 7 Aug, 12 Aug, £free

Bristol Underground Comedy Ciao Roma, 6–27 Aug, £free

21:40 LOLympics Live! Stand in the Square, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £11—£12 Garrett Millerick: The Dreams Stuff is Made of

21:30 Luisa Omielan – Am I Right Ladies?! Venue150 at EICC, 27 Aug, £17.50

The MMORPG Show Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£8

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face? Pleasance Courtyard, 5–14 Aug, £10—£14

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts) theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £5

Michelle Wolf: So Brave Pleasance Courtyard, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£13

Good Kids: On Tap Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50

John Hastings: Integrity Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5–28 Aug, £free

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Desiree Burch: This is Evolution Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 6–29 Aug, not 17, 24, £5

Tom Ward: Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes

Ayesha Hazarika: Tales from the Pink Bus Gilded Balloon Teviot, 17 Aug, £10 Paul Thorne: This Month’s Apocalypse The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £8—£9

Gabriel Ebulue: Hip-Punk Heroes @ Dragonfly, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £5 Marcel Lucont’s Whine List Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

Kitten Killers: Stallions Underbelly, George Square, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£10

Kieran Hodgson: Maestro Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, £free

Comedy Reserve at the Dome Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£9.50

David Elms: Goody Boy Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£9.50 Mark Steel’s in Toon Assembly Hall, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £10—£14

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Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50

David Stanier’s Silly Party Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£5 Big Value Comedy Show – Late Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£10

Tiny Horse Comedy Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £free

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Sean Cannon: The Idiot Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 6–27 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free Birthday Girls: Sh!t Hot Party Legends Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, £6—£10 Chris Turner: Observational Tragedy Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 26, 27, 28, £6—£10

21:50 Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Pleasance Courtyard, 23 Aug, £13 Alex Kealy is an Idea Whose Time Has Come Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£10.50 Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, £7—£13

★★

50% Scottish, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, £free

Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50

22:00

Police Cops Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £6—£12 Tom and Will’s Open Swim Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 The Cutting Room T-Bar, 6–16 Aug, £free Phil Nichol: Twenty Assembly Checkpoint, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£14

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Pierre Novellie is Cool Peter Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

21:35

Limmy: Daft Wee Stories Venue150 at EICC, 18–21 Aug, £17.50

Heidi O’Loughlin: Cult Comedian Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 16, £6—£11

Jay Handley: You Want the Truth? You Can’t Handley the Truth! Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, £free

Matthew Giffen, Cocaine and Potatoes Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 14–25 Aug, not 19, 20, £free Flo & Joan: Victory Flaps Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–21 Aug, £free I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 16–20 Aug, £5.50 Joe Jacobs: Orthodox Joe Frankenstein Pub, 4–29 Aug, not 8, 15, 27, £free

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The Blind Date Project Zoo Southside, 5–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £8—£12 Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden Pleasance Courtyard, 17–28 Aug, £14—£16 Shoot From The Hip: For a Laugh Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–12 Aug, £free Scott Agnew: I’ve Snapped My Banjo String, Let’s Just Talk Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5

❤ The Doug Anthony All Stars (DAAS) Live on Stage! ★★★★ Pleasance Courtyard, 3–14 Aug, not 8, 9, £10—£15 Craig Campbell’s ‘Easy Tiger’ ★★★ The Stand Comedy Club, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 15, £11—£12 Best of So You Think You’re Funny? Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4 Aug, 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, £10 Glenn Wool: Five Nights Only Heroes @ The Hive, 7–11 Aug, £7 Ari Shaffir: This Is Not Happening Heroes @ The Hive, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, £5 Comedians Film Club Vintage Mobile Cinema, 5–28 Aug, £12.50 spiked at the Stand: Free! The Stand Comedy Club, 15–16 Aug, £free Big Angie C venues – C soco at ibis, 14–20 Aug, £free The Voice of Ray Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 16, 22, £free Pete Inskip’s Return to the UK Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £5 My Big Dick is Making Me Thirsty Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–28 Aug, £free

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis Assembly George Square Theatre, 3–28 Aug, £6—£14 Daniel Sloss: So? (Late Shows) Venue150 at EICC, Various dates from 12 Aug to 27 Aug, £14.50—£17.50 So You Think You’re Funny? Heats Gilded Balloon Teviot, Various dates from 7 Aug to 15 Aug, £10 Reality Check Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 13–28 Aug, £free Further Ted: Michael Redmond, Joe Rooney and Patrick McDonnell Heroes @ The Hive, 16 Aug, 17 Aug, 22 Aug, 23 Aug, 24 Aug, £6 #BiggerthanKanye Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–28 Aug, not 19, £free Adele and Tom’s First Birthday Party! Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free Chris Gethard: Career Suicide Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7—£11 Clare Harrison: Budget J-Lo Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 7–11 Aug, £free Jiggle & Hyde Present: Sketchy Mother Pluckers theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £7 Aunty Donna: New Show Gilded Balloon Teviot, 16–29 Aug, not 25, £10—£12 BattleActs! Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free

22:05 Randy Writes a Novel Underbelly Potterrow, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7—£12.50 ACMS: The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 7–24 Aug, not 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, £12 Viva La Shambles The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 18 Aug, 20 Aug, £10

Bob Doolally Puts the Leg Into Legend The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 19 Aug, £12 David Kay The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 11–13 Aug, £12 Dr Phil’s NHS Revolution theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 5–27 Aug, £5—£10

Colum Tyrrell: The Hookers and Blow Show Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £4—£6 Carnal Desire Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

22:25 22:10 Musical Comedy Awards Underbelly, Cowgate, 12–13 Aug, £12

22:15 Maureen Langan: Daughter of a Garbage Man The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £8—£9 Aidan Goatley: Mr Blue Sky Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, £8 Shit-Faced Shakespeare Underbelly, George Square, 3–29 Aug, £7—£15 Shane Todd: Holywood to Hollywood Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£9.50 The Shambles theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £7 Peter Buckley Hill and Some Comedians: The Final Aardvark La Belle Angèle, 7–25 Aug, not 12, 13, 19, 20, £free Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest – Free Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 5–27 Aug, £free

22:20 Hell to Play Liquid Room Annexe, 6–28 Aug, £free The Bear Pack Underbelly, Cowgate, 16–28 Aug, not 22, £7—£12 Samantha Pressdee: Sextremist Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£8 Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon ★★ Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £3—£7

Woman Up Improv Show theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 23–27 Aug, £8

22:30 Gus Loomis: Still Live Cowgatehead, 6–27 Aug, £free Joe Lycett: That’s the Way A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett Assembly Hall, 23–27 Aug, £15 Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 23, £5—£11 Evan Desmarais: Bad Things, Right Reasons – Free Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free City Cafe Late Nite and Free Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £free Keep Out of My Box (and Other Useful Advice) Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £5—£10 Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £5—£14.50 The Sitcom Trials: So You Think You Write Funny? Gilded Balloon Teviot, 23–24 Aug, £10 Fright Bus Service Necrobus, 3–28 Aug, £7—£9 Jayde Adams: 31 Voodoo Rooms, 6–28 Aug, not 17, £free The Establishment Heroes @ Dragonfly, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £5 Night at the Museum Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 4–13 Aug, £6—£12 Chortle Student Comedy Award Final Pleasance Courtyard, 16–17 Aug, £8.50

The Ross Voss Comedy Experience C venues – C nova, 3–20 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 The Really Good Show Hour Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 4–28 Aug, not 19, £free This Belongs to George Osborne Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–28 Aug, not 14, £free Head Sets Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £free Colin Hay: Get Rid of the Minstrel Gilded Balloon Teviot, 15–28 Aug, £12—£14 Russ Peers: Bad Gay? Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5 Kate Lucas: Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas? Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 Axis of Awesome: Won’t Ever Not Stop Giving Up Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–14 Aug, £6—£12

22:35 Will Franken: Little Joe The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£8

22:40 Simon Slack – The Fantasist Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10.50 Cook and Davies: Do Not Leave This Room Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £free—£3 Omar & Lee Present: We Are All Idiots Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5 The Very Nice Improv Show theSpace on the Mile, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £5—£7 Al Porter: At Large Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£11 James Nokise: So So Gangsta The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9

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22:45 Angela Wand: Wounded Animals Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £8—£12 Bob Slayer: 24 Hour Shows Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus, 4–29 Aug, not 10, 24, £5 Let Dinki Die Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £5—£10 Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit Gilded Balloon Teviot, 24 Aug, £10 Shit-Faced Showtime Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, £7—£12.50 Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches! Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Eshaan Akbar and Friends Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £5 The Travelling Sisters Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50 Shaggers (Free Festival) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free Culturally Inquisitive Spotlites, 8–13 Aug, £5 Norris & Parker: See You at the Gallows

★★★

Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 21, £6—£9.50

22:50 Nicole Henriksen – Techno Glitter Penguins Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10 The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £7—£14 Katie Brennan’s Quarter-Life Crisis Underbelly, George Square, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 Patrick Melton: My Least Favorite Everything Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50

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Nev: Guts Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, £free


22:55 Adrian Gray’s The 007 Conspiracy: James Bond’s Terrifying Truth, Exposed! Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

23:00 Mark Watson’s Edinborolympics Pleasance Courtyard, 18–27 Aug, £8.50—£11 lara A king: Not Broken, Just Bent Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–29 Aug, £5 Farewell Tim Pleasance Courtyard, 8–22 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 60 Acts in 60 Minutes Pleasance Courtyard, 16–17 Aug, £10 Folie à Deux Pleasance Courtyard, 24–27 Aug, £9—£10 Gavin Webster’s 11 O’Clock Bill Stand in the Square, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £12

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Best of HUB Pleasance Dome, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, £5 Not Trying to Be a Dick Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free Comedian’s Guide to Autism Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 20–28 Aug, £free Me, Myself and ISIS – Free T-Bar, 6–29 Aug, £free Cut the Chat Live Outhouse, 23–24 Aug, £free Nina Conti and Simon Munnery Whack it Up the Flagpole Pleasance Dome, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, £11 Twins: Two Balls in a Bag Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£9 Hammerton Community High Class of ‘75 theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 18 Aug, 20 Aug, 23 Aug, 25 Aug, 27 Aug, £5

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A Gala For Mental Health Pleasance Dome, 17–18 Aug, £10

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❤ The Free Association: JACUZZI ★★★★

Pleasance Courtyard, 3–21 Aug, £6—£10

BBC: World on 3 BBC, 19–20 Aug, £free Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, £6—£13.50 Imaginary Porno Charades Sweet Grassmarket, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £7 The Two Mikes Assembly George Square Studios, 26–28 Aug, £20 2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 7–28 Aug, not 15, £5 Phil Dunning: The People’s Prince Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£9 Harry Potter and the Disappointing Aftermath (An Unofficial Sequel) Laughing Horse @ Ghillie Dhu, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, £5 AAA Stand-Up Late Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, £6—£11

23:05 You’ll Never Get This Time Back Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £free

Fin Taylor: Whitey McWhiteface ★★★ Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 3–28 Aug, not 23, £5

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary Pleasance Dome, 23 Aug, 26 Aug, £5

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH Assembly George Square Theatre, 11–12 Aug, £12

Foxdog Studios Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, 4–28 Aug, £free

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah? Sabor, 6–27 Aug, not 16, 22, £free

Afterhours Comedy: Amused Moose Comedy theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, £12.50

Massive Lazy Girls Pleasance Courtyard, 24–28 Aug, £9—£10

Frisky and Mannish: CabaRIOT Underbelly, George Square, 15–16 Aug, £16.50

This Is Our Summer Holiday Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free Robom and Goremorrah Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free Can I Stop You There? Gilded Balloon Teviot, 22–28 Aug, £10—£12 The Late Night Sexy Show Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–21 Aug, £5—£9 A+ Underachiever Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–28 Aug, £free Clare Harrison: Budget J-Lo Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 14–18 Aug, £free All of the Things Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 7–11 Aug, £free

23:10

Pigeons and Things Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, £free

Pete Inskip’s Return to the UK Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £free

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah Underbelly, Cowgate, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £11.50—£13

The Big Stiffy Sweet Grassmarket, 18–21 Aug, £7

23:20

23:15 RLB: Real Life Broadcasting Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 21–28 Aug, £free Decide-a-Quest Laughing Horse @ The Crags Bar, 4–20 Aug, £free LoveHard: The House on the Hill Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 4–20 Aug, £free

WiFi Wars Pleasance Dome, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 20 Aug, £12.50

23:30 Big Silly Mash-Up! Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, not 20, 21, £free Political Animal The Stand Comedy Club, 9–25 Aug, not 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, £12

23:40 Jason Neale’s Footprint Heroes @ Dragonfly, 5–28 Aug, £5 Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss Just the Tonic at The Tron, 4–27 Aug, not 15, £4—£5

23:45 Austentatious presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care Underbelly, George Square, 10–11 Aug, £10 The Stand Late Club The Stand Comedy Club, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £15 Beardyman: One Album Per Hour Pleasance Courtyard, 18–24 Aug, £12.50—£14 Katherine Ryan: Work in Progress Assembly George Square Theatre, 12–13 Aug, £15 The Alternative Alternative Underbelly Potterrow, 12–13 Aug, £10 The Mr G Summer Heights High Singalong Underbelly, George Square, 18 Aug, 24 Aug, £12.50

Vir Das’ Unbelievable: The Dishonest Indian Gilded Balloon Teviot, 15–19 Aug, £10 Edinburgh Comedy Allstars Underbelly, George Square, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £10—£15

23:50 Bronston Jones – God Bless ‘Merica (Again) The Stand Comedy Club 2, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£9

23:55 Fright Bus Service Necrobus, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £9 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free! Laughing Horse @ Ghillie Dhu, 26–27 Aug, £free

23:59 Best of the Fest Assembly Hall, Various dates from 5 Aug to 28 Aug, £12—£15 Comedy Countdown Gilded Balloon Teviot, 5–13 Aug, £8

Comedy in the Dark (Late Edition) Underbelly, George Square, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, £14.50 Irish Comedy – No Safe Space Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 4–28 Aug, £free The International Incident Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire, 4–28 Aug, £free ACE! Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4–28 Aug, £free

The Wimps Show Laughing Horse @ Moriarty’s, 4–27 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free

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09:00 Breakfast Plays: Tech Will Tear Us Apart (?) Traverse Theatre, 16–28 Aug, not 22, £14.50

09:15 Holy Day Church Hill Theatre, 10 Aug, £5

10:05 Eurohouse Summerhall, 16–26 Aug, £10

10:10 Fish and Chips with Edith theSpace on the Mile, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £6

09:25

The Sister Paradise in Augustines, 6–28 Aug, not 14, 21, £8

The Country Wife theSpace on the Mile, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £8—£8.50

Waves Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £7.50—£9

09:40

10:15

Co/lapse SpaceTriplex, 10 Aug, £5

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £8.50—£12.50

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro artSpace@StMarks, 11 Aug, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, £10—£15

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Church Hill Theatre, 16 Aug, £5

Mark Thomas: The Red Shed Traverse Theatre, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 24 Aug, 28 Aug, £20.50

Witch theSpace @ Venue45, 15–20 Aug, £8

10:35

10:25 The Country Wife theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £8—£8.50 Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead theSpace on Niddry St, 22–27 Aug, £7

09:45

Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Church Hill Theatre, 17 Aug, £5

Drought theSpace @ Venue45, 9 Aug, £5

Green Tea and Zen Baka Dance Base, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free

The Shakespeare Club theSpace @ Venue45, 10 Aug, £5

Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night Summerhall, 13–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £10

Milk Traverse Theatre, Various dates from 6 Aug to 26 Aug, £14.50—£20.50

10:00

Wasted Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–20 Aug, £7—£8

Blood Brothers – Play Version Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 8–10 Aug, £4

Shakespeare for Breakfast C venues – C, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£9.50 Us / Them ★★★ Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £8—£10 A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming theSpace on Niddry St, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £7 Alice Gilded Balloon Teviot, 16–28 Aug, £8—£9 Grand Guignol theSpace @ Venue45, 22–27 Aug, £7 Into the Shadows of Shakespeare – Free theSpace on the Mile, 12–14 Aug, £free

The Girl with the Hurricane Hands (and Other Short Tales of Woe) Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4–28 Aug, £free

10:20 Around the World in 80 Days Church Hill Theatre, 14 Aug, £5 Plain as Paper Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £8

10:30

The Forest Pleasance Courtyard, 22–25 Aug, £10 Tank Pleasance Dome, 7–20 Aug, £6—£10 Daffodils (A Play With Songs) Traverse Theatre, 7 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 23 Aug, 27 Aug, £20.50 Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Traverse Theatre, 16 Aug, 20 Aug, 25 Aug, £14.50—£20.50

The Terrible False Deception (A Four Act Play in 40 Minutes or 43 With Laughs!) Church Hill Theatre, 18 Aug, £5 Nancy’s Philosopher Summerhall, 16–20 Aug, £12

10:40 The Country Wife theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £8—£8.50 King John theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £7

10:50 Happy Yet? theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–20 Aug, £7

10:55 Rumpelstiltskin Paradise in The Vault, 15–20 Aug, £5.50 Dreaming Under the Southern Bough theSpace on Niddry St, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £7

Wilde Without the Boy Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, £5—£10 Dancing with the Star! – Movin’ with Melvin! Assembly Checkpoint, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, £15

Lifted theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–20 Aug, not 7, £6.50

Shakespeare Tonight Paradise in Augustines, 22–27 Aug, £14

If Walls Could Talk theSpace on Niddry St, 15–18 Aug, £8

❤ In Fidelity ★★★★

Eden theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £8

Traverse Theatre, 7 Aug, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 25 Aug, £18.50

Lightless Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 8–13 Aug, £8 Equations for a Moving Body Northern Stage at Summerhall, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £9—£11 My Eyes Went Dark Traverse Theatre, 9 Aug, 14 Aug, 20 Aug, 26 Aug, £18.50 Expensive Shit Traverse Theatre, 5 Aug, 11 Aug, 17 Aug, 23 Aug, 28 Aug, £18.50 The Taming of the Shrew C venues – C south, 14–20 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 Greater Belfast Traverse Theatre, 6 Aug, 12 Aug, 18 Aug, 24 Aug, £18.50 ❤ Diary of a Madman

★★★★

Traverse Theatre, 4 Aug, 10 Aug, 16 Aug, 21 Aug, 27 Aug, £12.50—£18.50

Heads Up Dance Base, 11–13 Aug, £7

Too Fast theSpace on the Mile, 10–14 Aug, £10

Bull theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 24–27 Aug, £8

11:00

11:05

Single Varietal Spotlites, 16–19 Aug, £5

Little Dorrit theSpace on the Mile, 9–13 Aug, £8

The Lizards theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £8

11:10 Myth in Store Paradise in Augustines, 16–20 Aug, £8 The Squire Sisters theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £6 Road theSpace on Niddry St, 15–20 Aug, £8

11:15 Four Plays for Coarse Actors theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £8 Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Assembly Roxy, 4–29 Aug, not 10, 16, 23, £8—£13 The Ticket Church Hill Theatre, 9 Aug, £5

11:20 Confetti Venue 13, 6–27 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £10 Perfidious Lion Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50

11:25 Irons Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–20 Aug, £10

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Spill Your Guts Here theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £5—£7 The Third Wave Church Hill Theatre, 10 Aug, £5 The Fox and the Hound Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 15–20 Aug, £9 Ears on a Beatle Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £9 Yea Big Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 8–13 Aug, £5.50

11:30 Rubber Zoo Southside, 6–28 Aug, £10

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Krapp 39 Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 16, 23, £6—£10

What Kind of Fool Am I? theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £6—£8

Troika SpaceTriplex, Various dates from 5 Aug to 25 Aug, £7

Early Doors Pleasance Pop-Up: The Pub, 5–29 Aug, not 15, 23, £7—£12

12:00

The Life and Crimes of Reverend Raccoon C venues – C nova, 21–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

Change SpaceTriplex, Various dates from 6 Aug to 26 Aug, £7 More Scouse Saddam theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 16–20 Aug, £8 Little Wolfie theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £8—£9 Northanger Abbey Underbelly, Cowgate, 5–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50

11:45 Fresher Pleasance Courtyard, 3–10 Aug, £6—£10 The Shadow Box theSpace @ Venue45, 9 Aug, £5

Beyond Price Summerhall, 3–13 Aug, £4—£5

Where We Are Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 8–10 Aug, £4

Lost in Blue Summerhall, 16–28 Aug, not 22, £10—£12

The Echo Chamber Spotlites, 14–28 Aug, £6.50

World Without Us Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £10—£12

Finders Keepers ZOO, 5–27 Aug, not 15, £7—£9

Sherlock Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 8–13 Aug, £8 2044 Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–20 Aug, not 10, 11, 14, £7 Once... Assembly George Square Theatre, 4–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £10—£14 The Living Room Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , 18–21 Aug, £12 Escape Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 16–20 Aug, £12 The Happening Just the Tonic at The Caves, 21–28 Aug, £5

11:35 Hamlet theSpace on Niddry St, 22–27 Aug, £10 Black and White Tea Room Paradise in The Vault, 6–20 Aug, not 14, £10

11:40 The Taming of the Shrew Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 22–27 Aug, £10

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Leftover SpaceTriplex, Various dates from 8 Aug to 27 Aug, £7

All Might Seem Good C venues – C, 21–28 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 Jerry Finnegan’s Sister C venues – C nova, 3–24 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 The Toyland Murders Bedlam Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £7—£9 Holes by Louis Sachar C venues – C, 8–13 Aug, £8.50—£9.50 Oh Hello! Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £8—£12 Gefilte Fish and Chips Underbelly, George Square, 3–29 Aug, £6—£11 Mimes in Time Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, £6—£10 Binari Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, not 22, £8—£13 Wrecked ★★ Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£13 Trolley Girls Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 24–28 Aug, £free

11:50 Scapegoat theSpace on the Mile, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8 Luna Park Zoo Southside, 14–29 Aug, not 22, £5—£9 The Six-Sided Man Assembly Roxy, Various dates from 4 Aug to 28 Aug, £6—£12 Callisto: A Queer Epic Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Outside the Box – A Live Show About Death

★★★

Summerhall, 4–21 Aug, £6—£8

Happy Yet? theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £7 Escape from the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot Assembly Roxy, Various dates from 6 Aug to 29 Aug, £10—£12

11:55 Fabric Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10 The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays Spotlites, 9–12 Aug, £3

House and Amongst the Reeds Assembly George Square Theatre, 4–27 Aug, not 10, 17, £7—£12 Anything That Gives Off Light Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 26 Aug, £25 Jonas Müller Regrets Writing This F*cking Masterpiece Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £6—£10.50 Mushroom! Gayfield Venues, 25–29 Aug, £10

❤ This Evil Thing ★★★★ New Town Theatre, 4–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £11—£13

12:05 African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural SpaceTriplex, 16–27 Aug, not 18, 21, 23, 25, £10 If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 22, £8—£10

12:10 The Baffling Adventures of Question Mark Man theSpace on the Mile, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £7 Gratefully Joan, Sincerely Bette theSpace on the Mile, 8–13 Aug, £6 Sticks Stones Broken Bones Underbelly Potterrow, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£12 Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Roundabout @ Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £9—£13 Feel-Link Zoo Southside, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £8—£12 That Selfies Show! theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 6 Aug, 7 Aug, 9 Aug, 10 Aug, £5 The Necessity of Atheism theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £8

12:15

Molière’s The Hypochondriac C venues – C, 14–20 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Church Hill Theatre, 18 Aug, £5

Lest We Forget Paradise in Augustines, 6–28 Aug, not 14, 21, £6—£8

And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £5—£10

Emoji Spotlites, 14–20 Aug, £4

Begin Again Church Hill Theatre, 16 Aug, £5

Philip Pullman’s The Ruby in the Smoke Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6.50—£11

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Für Elise C venues – C nova, 3–20 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

Save + Quit Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£10

Dear Home Office Underbelly Med Quad, 22–28 Aug, £8—£9

Slaves of Sleep theSpace on the Mile, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £7

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

5 Years Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 21–28 Aug, £free

Out of Our Father’s House Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–28 Aug, £5—£12

12:20 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Church Hill Theatre, 19 Aug, £5 Shoot the Women First The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 16–28 Aug, £10 Almost, Maine Church Hill Theatre, 15 Aug, £5 A Regular Little Houdini Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, £6—£10

12:25 Sheltered Paradise in The Vault, 15–20 Aug, £8 The Pianist Assembly Roxy, 4–29 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £9—£13 Poo Shame, Vagina Curiosity and Other Things That Won’t Kill You theSpace on the Mile, 6 Aug, 8 Aug, 10 Aug, 12 Aug, £5—£7 Besieged theSpace on the Mile, 9 Aug, 11 Aug, 13 Aug, £7

12:30 Playing Maggie... The Iron Lady Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, £6—£11 Cosplay’s the Thing Church Hill Theatre, 14 Aug, 17 Aug, £5 Something Borrowed Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 18, £6—£11 The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro artSpace@StMarks, 17–27 Aug, not 21, 23, £15 Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites Pleasance Dome, 6–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £7—£10.50 A Divine Comedy Valvona & Crolla, 23 Aug, 25 Aug, 27 Aug, £15 Tent Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £6—£8

Best of the Fest Daytime Assembly George Square Gardens, 5–28 Aug, £8—£12.50 Delivery #16 Theatre Arts Exchange, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £10—£12 All Aboard the Marriage Hearse Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£13 Grimm: An Untold Tale Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10.50

12:35 Just Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair... or Who Is Tahirih? ★★★ Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£13 The Creeps theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 8–13 Aug, £8 Caesar in a Lift Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 15 Aug, 17 Aug, 18 Aug, 19 Aug, 20 Aug, £8.50 Death and the Human theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8 The Company of Wolves theSpace on the Mile, 8–12 Aug, £5 The Ones Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £8

12:40 The Blue Box: Memories of the Children of War Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 8–13 Aug, £10 Leftover SpaceTriplex, Various dates from 5 Aug to 25 Aug, £7 Troika SpaceTriplex, Various dates from 6 Aug to 26 Aug, £7 Three Jumpers Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £7 Change SpaceTriplex, Various dates from 8 Aug to 27 Aug, £7 Triumvirette Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £8 Captured ★★★ Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50

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Your Fringe Schedule

Shakespeare Syndrome Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–20 Aug, not 14, £free—£8

13:00 The Bookbinder Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£10 I Love Ursula Hamdress Spotlites, 21–28 Aug, £10

12:45

CoinciDance The Edinburgh Academy, 12–13 Aug, £8

Concerning Mars Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £7

Grey Matter C venues – C nova, 21–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

The Curious Sole of Luna Cobbler Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 8–11 Aug, £7

The Invisible Man C venues – C nova, 14–19 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

A Play, A Pie and A Pint Le Monde, 5–28 Aug, not 6, 13, 20, 22, 27, £12.50 Machina ZOO, 5–29 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, 28, £5—£9 GMO: Genetically Modified Organism Paradise in The Vault, 6–13 Aug, £9 Cold/Warm Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£9 Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: Journey to the Centre of the Earth C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £8.50—£10.50 Happiness is a Cup of Tea Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 24, £6—£9

12:50 Entrails theSpace @ Venue45, 12–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £7.50 Coup de Grâce Sweet Grassmarket, 5–27 Aug, not 16, 17, £7.50 Erik Satie’s - Faction Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £7.50—£16.50 Inferno Spotlites, 4–23 Aug, not 12, 13, £9 Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£12

12:55 The Castle Builder Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£12 Fish and Chips with Edith theSpace on the Mile, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £6

Touch Theatre Arts Exchange, 26–28 Aug, £free Zero Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50 Zero Down Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 18, £6—£9.50 As You Like It Spotlites, 13 Aug, £5 M.I.S. – All Night Long Dance Base, 17–21 Aug, £10—£12 SKAL and Silent Space Dance Base, 5–14 Aug, not 8, £10—£12 The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing Assembly George Square Theatre, 23 Aug, 25 Aug, 27 Aug, £13.50—£15 The Opportunity Theatre Arts Exchange, 21 Aug, 23 Aug, £5 Single Varietal Spotlites, 19 Aug, £5 The HandleBards: Richard III Assembly George Square Theatre, 22 Aug, 24 Aug, 26 Aug, 28 Aug, £13.50—£15 Dropped Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 The Glass Menagerie King’s Theatre, 21 Aug, £14 John Muir: Rhapsody in Green Valvona & Crolla, 17 Aug, 19 Aug, £12 A Funny Valentine Valvona & Crolla, 6 Aug, 7 Aug, 8 Aug, 10 Aug, 12 Aug, £15 The Wedding Reception The George Hotel, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £39 My Name is Gideon: Songs, Space Travel and Everything In-Between Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£10

The Magnetic Diaries ZOO, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £9 Mercury Fur C venues – C cubed, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £9.50—£11.50 Living the Dream C venues – C nova, 5–12 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 The Snow Queen Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £5—£10 People of the Eye Northern Stage at Summerhall, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £9—£11 Operation Love Story Zoo Southside, 5–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £8—£10 Hari Ho Gati Meri Dance Base, 27 Aug, £12

No Filter theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £7

Overshadowed ★★★ Assembly Roxy, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£12

ADAM – The Modern Frankenstein theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £6

The Trunk Underbelly, George Square, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10

My World has Exploded a Little Bit Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10.50 Twix theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £5 In the Wine Assembly Checkpoint, 4–29 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £8—£12.50

13:15

Heads Up Dance Base, 25–26 Aug, £7

Daffodils (A Play With Songs) Traverse Theatre, 12 Aug, £20.50

Dublin Oldschool Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £6—£10

Shylock Assembly Roxy, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £10—£14

Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex Pleasance Courtyard, 23–29 Aug, £7.50—£10 Scarlet Letters Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 8–16 Aug, weekdays only, £9

13:05 Metamorphoses theSpace on the Mile, 9–13 Aug, £7 A Remarkable Person Pleasance Dome, 5–27 Aug, £6.50—£11 The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 7, £5—£7 On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £8—£12 A Fête Worse Than Death Paradise in The Vault, 6–28 Aug, not 14, 21, £6 Attempts on Her Life theSpace on Niddry St, 22–27 Aug, £8 A Dog’s Tale theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £4—£8 Trumpageddon Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, not 16, 23, £8.50

13:10 Troilus and Cressida theSpace on Niddry St, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8

Journeys Gilded Balloon Teviot, 8–29 Aug, £8—£9 Mark Thomas: The Red Shed Traverse Theatre, 9 Aug, 13 Aug, 16 Aug, 20 Aug, 25 Aug, £20.50 The Elephant Man Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6.50—£13 Expensive Shit Traverse Theatre, 6 Aug, 24 Aug, £18.50

We Are Brontë Summerhall, 3–14 Aug, £6—£8 Medea Dream Silk, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free

13:25 Kursk Bedlam Theatre, 22–28 Aug, £8 The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, £6—£10 Last Dream (on Earth) Assembly Hall, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £10—£15

13:30 Snow Charm and Spring Scenery Theatre Big Tops, 13 Aug, 14 Aug, 20 Aug, £6 Alice Unhinged Pleasance Courtyard, 5–20 Aug, £6—£9.50 Mule Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £5—£11 Expensive Shit Traverse Theatre, 12 Aug, 18 Aug, £18.50

Communicate C venues – C nova, 21–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

In Tents and Purposes Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, not 15, 26, £6—£11

Milk Traverse Theatre, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 23 Aug, 27 Aug, £20.50

Happy Hour Summerhall, 4–14 Aug, £10—£12

Our Writer C venues – C nova, 3–20 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 One for the Road Quaker Meeting House, 23–27 Aug, £8

Hero Worship C venues – C, 21–29 Aug, £8.50—£10.50

❤ Diary of a Madman ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 5 Aug, 11 Aug, £18.50

Playback Impro Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £free

The Starship Osiris Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£9.50

Impromptu Shakespeare Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5

Beyond Price Summerhall, 16–28 Aug, £5

13:20 Pond Wife Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Children and Animals Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

Daffodils (A Play With Songs) Traverse Theatre, 19 Aug, 24 Aug, 28 Aug, £20.50 Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Traverse Theatre, 17 Aug, 21 Aug, 26 Aug, £20.50

An Evening of Original Theatre Church Hill Theatre, 10 Aug, £5 The Marked Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £7—£12 Year Ten Spotlites, 14–20 Aug, £6 Daniel ZOO, 5–14 Aug, £5—£8 Yokai Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£11 Wrecked ★★ Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£13 The Humble Heart of Komrade Krumm Bedlam Theatre, 3–13 Aug, £8—£10

13:35 Growth Roundabout @ Summerhall, Various dates from 6 Aug to 27 Aug, £9—£17 Letters to Windsor House Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 22, £6—£8 F.R.A.N.C. The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £9—£10 Jekyll and Hyde Spotlites, 24–28 Aug, £9 Love, Lies and Taxidermy Roundabout @ Summerhall, Various dates from 5 Aug to 28 Aug, £9—£17 The Twisted Fairytale theSpace on the Mile, 6 Aug, 8 Aug, 9 Aug, 10 Aug, 11 Aug, £5

13:40 Abberline’s Artefact SpaceTriplex, 22–26 Aug, £12 The Inevitable Heartbreak of Gavin Plimsole Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10 It Folds Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £12—£14 Don’t Feed the Cats SpaceTriplex, 15–18 Aug, £7 Girls Night Out theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £4—£7

13:45 Waiting for Garbo theSpace @ Venue45, 9 Aug, £5

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Irons Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £10

Bubble Revolution New Town Theatre, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £7—£10

Shakespeare on Love SpaceTriplex, 9–10 Aug, £5

Best Intentions Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 8–13 Aug, £10

Octopus Assembly George Square Theatre, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

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Teatro Delusio Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £8—£14.50

Traverse Theatre, 9 Aug, 14 Aug, 20 Aug, 26 Aug, £18.50

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A Royal Flush theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 6 Aug to 26 Aug, £6—£9

Improvised Adventures in Time and Space Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–20 Aug, £6

Taiwan Season: Solo Date Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£10

Terra Incognita Zoo Southside, 14–29 Aug, £5—£10

Just by Ali Smith Assembly George Square Gardens, 15–21 Aug, £9—£10 The Unknown Soldier Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, not 22, £7.50—£11 Scary Shit Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £6—£10 Tracy Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 20, £6—£10 My Romantic History theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 7 Aug to 27 Aug, £6—£9 Sweet Child Of Mine Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £5—£11.50 All Quiet On the Western Front Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£9.50 Greater Belfast Traverse Theatre, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 25 Aug, £18.50 ❤ Diary of a Madman

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Traverse Theatre, 17 Aug, 23 Aug, 28 Aug, £18.50

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The Man Who Built His House to Heaven Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £6 Éowyn Emerald & Dancers Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £5—£10 Red and The Wolf Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 17–27 Aug, not 21, £10 Screw Your Courage! (or The Bloody Crown!) Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £5—£10 Jumping the Barriers theSpace on the Mile, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8

At War With Love Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 8–20 Aug, not 14, £4—£8

We Paved the Streets With People PASS Theatre, 27 Aug, £free

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Cautionary Kate Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50

A Streetcar Named Desire Assembly Roxy, 4–29 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £7—£10 Wild about Wilder theSpace @ Venue45, 10 Aug, £5

14:00 Goggles Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10 Missed Connections C venues – C nova, 13–20 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 Lines Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , 5–15 Aug, £10 The Other Institut français d’Ecosse, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£10 Faulty Towers the Dining Experience B’est Restaurant, 5–29 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £49.50—£54.50 Alice in Wasteland Studio 24, 26 Aug, £20 The South Afreakins Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, £3—£8 On Ego by Mick Gordon ZOO, 5–20 Aug, £8—£10

Empty Beds Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50 After Magritte SpaceTriplex, Various dates from 5 Aug to 11 Aug, £3—£5 Burnt Sugar Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–13 Aug, £5—£8

Counting Sheep Summerhall @ The King’s Hall, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £12 The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes C venues – C, 8–29 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 Tink Tank Underbelly Potterrow, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£12

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Scarlet Letters Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 10 Aug, 12 Aug, 15 Aug, £9 The School for Wives C venues – C nova, 3–20 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 Locusts and Weasels C venues – C nova, 13–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 Rubber Zoo Southside, 6–28 Aug, £10 Smart C venues – C nova, 3–12 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 Chotto Desh Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 13–14 Aug, £20 Raw Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 28 Aug, £20 Ups & Downs Theatre Group Edinburgh Elim, 13 Aug, £10 Life by the Throat Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10.50 Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours Grassmarket East, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 16, 22, 23, £10 The Fool C venues – C south, 24–28 Aug, £8.50—£9.50 Paperclips and Ammunition C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 My Eyes Went Dark Traverse Theatre, 4 Aug, 10 Aug, 16 Aug, 21 Aug, 27 Aug, £12.50—£18.50

Every Wild Beast C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £9.50—£11.50

Grannies With Guns theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–18 Aug, £5

The Mindspace Lauriston Halls, 15–25 Aug, not 21, 23, £6

Go to Hell, Jesus theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 8–13 Aug, £5

Hari Ho Gati Meri Dance Base, 25–28 Aug, £10—£12

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Holes by Tom Basden C venues – C south, 14–20 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 The Age of (Distr)action theSpace @ Venue45, 16–20 Aug, £7

14:05 Trust Me, I’m A Drama Teacher theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Various dates from 5 Aug to 12 Aug, £3 The Calm Venue 13, 21–27 Aug, £9 Grandad Died theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £5

Verge of Strife Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, £7—£12 Absence of Separation Bourbon Bar, 6–27 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Church Hill Theatre, 14 Aug, £5 Blood Will Have Blood C venues – C nova, 9–29 Aug, £11.50—£13.50 Life According to Saki C venues – C, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £8.50—£10.50 Trolling Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £6—£11

Foxtrot Paradise in The Vault, 15–28 Aug, not 21, £7 Bouncers theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–20 Aug, £7 Romeo and Juliet Post Scriptum theSpace on the Mile, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £5—£8 One Hundred Homes Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £8—£10 Lucky 6 Spotlites, 14–20 Aug, £10

14:10 Going Underground theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £6—£8 Hamlet in Bed Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 16, 23, £6—£11.50

Macbeth Paradise in The Vault, 5–13 Aug, £5 The Chicken Trial Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£10 Balsamic Vignettes theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 8–13 Aug, £6—£8 Delphine Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10 Begin Again Church Hill Theatre, 17 Aug, £5 Generation Zero ★★ Zoo Southside, 5–29 Aug, not 15, £5—£9 Spaced: Whisky Theatre Valvona & Crolla Scottish Foodhall@Jenners, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 28 Aug, £15

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Sacré Blue Northern Stage at Summerhall, 6–16 Aug, not 10, £9—£11

Electric Eden Pleasance Pop-Up: The Club, Various dates from 3 Aug to 29 Aug, £6—£10

Tell Mary I Love Her theSpace on Niddry St, 9–13 Aug, £8

Hurricane Michael Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

My Life in... Le Monde, 8–26 Aug, not 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, £10

Call Mr Robeson Spotlites, 5 Aug, 7 Aug, 13 Aug, 17 Aug, 19 Aug, £7—£11

600 People Northern Stage at Summerhall, 18–27 Aug, not 24, £11

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Shake The Lyceum, 12–13

Anonymous Paradise in The Vault,

Gulliver’s Travels Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10

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The Glass Menagerie King’s Theatre, 11 Aug, 13 Aug, 17 Aug, 19 Aug, £14

PALPitations theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 15–20 Aug, £5

Snow Charm and Spring Scenery Theatre Big Tops, 12 Aug, 16 Aug, 17 Aug, 18 Aug, 19 Aug, £6

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Yokes Night Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10 Labels Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£10

14:20 Glasgow Girls Assembly Hall, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £12—£17.50 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Church Hill Theatre, 18 Aug, £5 Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity – A Live Action Graphic Novel Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 16, 23, £6—£14 Almost, Maine Church Hill Theatre, 16 Aug, £5 Around the World in 80 Days Church Hill Theatre, 19 Aug, £5 The Mission Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£11 Made Up Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10.50

14:25 Mairi Campbell: Pulse Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £11—£14 Van Gogh Find Yourself Natural Food Kafe, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free

In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes theSpace on Niddry St, 22–27 Aug, £9

14:30 Dusty Horne’s Sound and Fury Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6.50—£11 Ne’er the Twain Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, 13 Aug, £8 Cosplay’s the Thing Church Hill Theatre, 15 Aug, £5 Miss Havisham’s Expectations The Edinburgh Academy, 9 Aug, £10 Playing Soldiers C venues – C, 21–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 Frankenstein Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6.50—£13 Much Ado About Nothing Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 15–20 Aug, £8 Ane Servant o’ Twa Maisters Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre, 20 Aug, £11 Enron St Ninian’s Hall, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, £12 ❤ The Rooster and Partial Memory

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Dance Base, 5–14 Aug, not 8, £10—£12

Anything That Gives Off Light Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 20 Aug, 24 Aug, £25

Songs and Stories of Scotland Sweet Grassmarket, 15–28 Aug, £8 Absolutely Legless Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, 27 Aug, £10 The Soul in the Machine – George Williams, YMCA Founder Palmerston Place Church, 13 Aug, £10 Lost in Complete Dance Base, 16–21 Aug, £10—£12 Delivery #16 Theatre Arts Exchange, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £10—£12

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Just an Ordinary Lawyer Spotlites, Various dates from 4 Aug to 20 Aug, £5—£10 Strangers: A Magic Play theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £6—£10

14:40 Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50

14:50 Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£10.50 Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka ★★ Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 11, 22, £7—£10 Chopping Chillies Assembly Roxy, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £8—£12

Fossils Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£11

Fat Girls Don’t Dance Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10

Death of Her Brother Sweet Grassmarket, 5–20 Aug, £8

The Supermarket Six theSpace on Niddry St, 22–27 Aug, £7

14:55

The Auld Alliance Mayfield Salisbury Church, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, £12

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn theSpace on Niddry St, 15–20 Aug, £8

The Handmaidens of Death – WWI Theatre of Its Time Quaker Meeting House, 22–27 Aug, £8

14:35 This is Japanese Iki! Sweet Grassmarket, 21–28 Aug, £10 Ubu on the Table Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 10, 15, 22, £6—£12 No Exit (Huis Clos) theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 22–26 Aug, £7

Elevated theSpace on the Mile, 8–13 Aug, £6 The Hours Before We Wake Underbelly, Cowgate, 5–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50 Bull SpaceTriplex, 23–27 Aug, £8—£9 A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood ★★ Pleasance Courtyard, 3–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £6—£13

The Erpingham Camp Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 15–20 Aug, £9 Tago: Korean Drum II Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, not 17, £8—£13 Irons Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–13 Aug, £10 Matchbox Theatre SpaceTriplex, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £7 Team Viking Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7—£10 Antigone theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £8

The ME ZOO, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £5—£10 God’s Anointed Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £7 Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 5–20 Aug, not 14, £5.50—£11 Immortal Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8 How is Uncle John? Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£11 The Moira Monologues by Alan Bissett Scottish Storytelling Centre, 20–29 Aug, £12 Ockham’s Razor: Tipping Point C venues – C scala, 3–25 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £14.50—£16.50 Nel ★★★ Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Hess Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £6—£12 Wrecked ★★ Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£13 Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 6–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £5—£7.50

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Ruskin Live: the 1853 Edinburgh Lectures Scottish National Gallery, 8 Aug, 9 Aug, 11 Aug, 12 Aug, £10 Measure for Measure The Lyceum, 20 Aug, £10 You Tweet My Face Space Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £5—£10 They Built It. No One Came. Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Bubble Schmeisis Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £6—£11 The Margaret Sinclair Story St Patrick’s Church, 9 Aug, 11 Aug, £6 This Earth Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £5—£6 Bloody Mary C venues – C cubed, 4–29 Aug, not 10, 16, 23, £7.50—£9.50 The Silence at the Song’s End Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 22–27 Aug, £8

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Taiwan Season: NuShu Dance Base, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £10—£12 Sonder Theatre Arts Exchange, 15–18 Aug, £8 Dame Nature – The Magnificent Bearded Lady Assembly George Square Theatre, 16–29 Aug, £10—£11 Nzinga Warrior Queen Scottish Storytelling Centre, 4–19 Aug, not 10, £7—£10 Cosmic Fear or The Day Brad Pitt Got Paranoia Bedlam Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6.50—£9

Family Voices and Victoria Station theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £8

Every Brilliant Thing Roundabout @ Summerhall, 6–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £15—£17 Remember Edith Cavell Palmerston Place Church, 27 Aug, £11

Killer Cells theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–20 Aug, £7 Six Characters in Search of a Handout Paradise in Augustines, 15–20 Aug, £8 Everyman theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £5

15:10 In Utero theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £6—£10 Three Layers of Meta and a Time Machine Paradise in Augustines, 22–28 Aug, £9.50 Red Letter theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–18 Aug, £5 The Therapist theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 8–13 Aug, £5 Fingertips C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£9.50 Swivelhead Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

Some Voices theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 7 Aug to 27 Aug, £6—£9 Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £8.50—£10.50 Brazil New Town Theatre, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £8—£12

15:20 Poena 5X1 Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£11 Smother Zoo Southside, 5–27 Aug, £8—£12 Be Prepared Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11 Playback Paradise in Augustines, 9–13 Aug, £7

15:25 Sheets Silk, 6–27 Aug, £free

Frogs theSpace on the Mile, 8–13 Aug, £7

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement SpaceTriplex, 8–13 Aug, £8.50

Exactly Like You Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, £6—£11

The Lounge Summerhall, 3–27 Aug, not 4, 15, £10—£15

15:15

The Third Wave Church Hill Theatre, 9 Aug, £5

Rapture theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 8–12 Aug, £8

15:30

Metamorphoses Church Hill Theatre, 10 Aug, £5

That Face C venues – C too, 8–13 Aug, £8.50—£9.50

Thanks But No Thanks Theatre Arts Exchange, 22 Aug, £10

Dreamcatcher theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £15

Dracula Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6.50—£11

papercut– Theatre Arts Exchange, 20 Aug, £10

Skin of the Teeth Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6.50—£11

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Finders Keepers & Miss Monday Spotlites, 7–13 Aug, £5

Driftwood Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £10—£15

Denton and Me Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £8—£12 We Are Not Criminals theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 6 Aug to 26 Aug, £6—£9 Fran & Leni Assembly George Square Theatre, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

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Crazed C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£9.50

❤ A Simple Space ★★★★ Underbelly, George Square, 4–25 Aug, not 10, 17, 22, £10.50—£15.50

Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours Grassmarket East, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £10

The Hogwallops Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, 4–22 Aug, not 10, 15, £9—£12 The Picture of Dorian Gray Bourbon Bar, 21–27 Aug, £free Robert Burns: Rough Cut Scottish Storytelling Centre, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £7—£9

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The Life of the Party Bourbon Bar, 14–20 Aug, £free The Elephant Girls New Town Theatre, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£11 The Duke Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 8, 15, £free Scorched Zoo Southside, 5–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £7—£9 You, Me and the Distance Between Us Paradise in The Vault, 22–28 Aug, £7 Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£10 This is Not Culturally Significant ★★ Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, £6—£10 POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) National Museum of Scotland, 4–28 Aug, not 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, £free

15:35 Vera Vera Vera theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 19–27 Aug, not 21, £7 Nowhere Now Sweet Grassmarket, 19–21 Aug, £7

15:40 Noiseless and Patient SpaceTriplex, 16–27 Aug, not 21, £8 Hang C venues – C nova, 3–27 Aug, £8.50—£10.50

One Day Moko Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£13.50

Raw Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 27 Aug, £20

Touch Therapy Paradise in The Vault, 6–20 Aug, not 14, £7

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema Underbelly Potterrow, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £7—£13

The Meeting Sweet Grassmarket, 17 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 26 Aug, 27 Aug, £7

❤ Diary of a Madman ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 24 Aug, £18.50

Catch My Soul The Royal Scots Club, 12–13 Aug, £10 A Memory of Lizzie The Royal Scots Club, 9–11 Aug, £10

The Interference C venues – C, 3–16 Aug, £9.50—£11.50

Cut Underbelly Med Quad, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £14.50—£15.50

Splendid’s Jason and the Argonauts Bourbon Bar, 6–13 Aug, £free

Diary of a Madman Institut français d’Ecosse, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£10

Beryl Sweet Grassmarket, 15 Aug, 16 Aug, 22 Aug, 23 Aug, 24 Aug, £7

Mushroom! Gayfield Venues, 24–29 Aug, £10

The Jungle Book: Cobwebs and Moontalk C venues – C south, 4–21 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 Dead Awaken Venue 13, 6–27 Aug, not 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, £10

15:50 Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams Pleasance Dome, 16 Aug, £12.50 Bucket List Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £6.50—£13.50

Expensive Shit Traverse Theatre, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 25 Aug, £18.50 Milk Traverse Theatre, 12 Aug, £20.50 My Dog’s Got No Nose The Royal Scots Club, 23–27 Aug, £8 The Lake of Dead Languages The Royal Scots Club, 15–20 Aug, £10

❤ Diary of a Madman ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 6 Aug, 18 Aug, £18.50

Three Days’ Time C venues – C nova, 17–29 Aug, £8.50—£10.50

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Madwomen in the Attic C venues – C nova, 3–16 Aug, £8.50—£10.50

The White Crow theSpace on the Mile, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £5—£8

Meet Fred Summerhall, 5–25 Aug, not 15, 22, £5—£10

Sleeping Dogs Lie theSpace on Niddry St, 22–27 Aug, £7

The Money Fish Paradise in The Vault, 5–28 Aug, not 14, 21, £4—£10

After the Flood Sweet Grassmarket, 5–14 Aug, £8

Airswimming Sweet Grassmarket, 4–14 Aug, £9

Chef: Come Dine With Us! Assembly George Square Theatre, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £8.50—£14.50

Giant Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6.50—£11

Carlotta de Galleon – A Fool for Love! Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, £5—£8

Pss Pss Assembly Roxy, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £9—£14

Catching Up Natural Food Kafe, 6–19 Aug, £free

15:45 Hamlet theSpace @ Venue45, 10 Aug, £5 The Enchanted theSpace on Niddry St, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £6—£8

Blow Off Traverse Theatre, 22 Aug, £16.50

Do Not Open theSpace @ Venue45, 8–9 Aug, £5

White Rabbit Red Rabbit Assembly George Square Studios, 4–28 Aug, £8—£12

F*cking Men Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £10—£15

The Room Mate The Edinburgh Academy, 16 Aug, 18 Aug, 20 Aug, £12.50

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In Our Hands Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, £6—£11

Anything That Gives Off Light Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 26 Aug, £25

The Dwelling Place Summerhall, 3–19 Aug, not 4, 15, £6—£12

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I Keep a Woman in My Flat Chained to a Radiator ZOO, 5–29 Aug, not 17, £5—£9 Lost Game Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , 9–13 Aug, £8 Image – Selfie With Eggs ZOO, 5–13 Aug, £5—£10 Macbeth: Without Words ZOO, 14–29 Aug, £8—£12 A Little Princess C venues – C cubed, 9–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 Lovely Lady Lump Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£12 Alba Flamenca Alba Flamenca, Various dates from 5 Aug to 28 Aug, £14 Flesh Dance Base, 24–28 Aug, £10—£12

16:05 One Hundred Homes Summerhall, Various dates from 5 Aug to 28 Aug, £10 Krapp’s Last Tape theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £8 The Female Question theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–18 Aug, £5 Chinese Women’s Whispers Spotlites, 14–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £8 The Berkovian Medea Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 22–27 Aug, £9.50

16:10 The Girl Who Touched the Stars Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 22–27 Aug, £9 Often Onstage Pleasance Dome, 3–26 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£11 Alan and Bennett Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 6–20 Aug, not 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, £4—£8 The Lion in Winter Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 8–13 Aug, £10 27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £6—£10.50 The F Words Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 22–27 Aug, £8 Albatross Paradise in Augustines, Various dates from 6 Aug to 13 Aug, £12 Paper in My Pants Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 15–20 Aug, £6 Dolly Wants to Die Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£11 Eight theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 24–27 Aug, £8 Alice and the Dream Child Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 8–20 Aug, not 14, £8 Wil Greenway: The Way the City Ate the Stars Underbelly Med Quad, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50

Marilyn and Sinatra Spotlites, 13 Aug, £12.50

Spoonface Steinberg theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £6—£8

The Cucumber Crime theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 8–13 Aug, £5

Queen Lear Assembly Roxy, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £10—£16

The Maiden’s Toy theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £7

A Matter of Life and Death Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Various dates from 5 Aug to 19 Aug, £4—£8

Frenemies Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 6–13 Aug, £8.50 Decade theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £8 Wasted Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £8 The Telemachy Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £10

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Traverse Theatre, 18 Aug, 23 Aug, 27 Aug, £20.50 Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Church Hill Theatre, 16 Aug, £5 Numbers by Kieron Barry C venues – C nova, 15–29 Aug, not 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, £8.50—£10.50 Mr Kingdom’s Queen Victoria (Or a Little of What You Fancy) Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£12 Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 8–14 Aug, £10

Arcadia Spotlites, 14–28 Aug, £8 Around the World in 80 Days Church Hill Theatre, 17 Aug, £5 360 Allstars Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £10—£16 Small Hours C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £8.50—£10.50

16:30 Blushed Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, 8–29 Aug, not 17, £7 Hotel Europa Just Festival at St John’s , 25 Aug, £12

Red Rose / White Rose Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 15–20 Aug, £5

My Eyes Went Dark Traverse Theatre, 5 Aug, 11 Aug, £18.50

Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl ★★ Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £6—£10

Hip ZOO, 23–27 Aug, £10

Begin Again Church Hill Theatre, 19 Aug, £5

Stuff Assembly George Square Theatre, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

A Number by Caryl Churchill C venues – C nova, 14–28 Aug, not 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, £8.50—£10.50 Milk Traverse Theatre, 19 Aug, 24 Aug, 28 Aug, £20.50 I’m Doing This for You Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £5—£10

❤ Diary of a Madman ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 12 Aug, £18.50

Squirm C venues – C nova, 3–13 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Gotham Church Hill Theatre, 10 Aug, £5 Mark Thomas: The Red Shed Traverse Theatre, 10 Aug, 14 Aug, 17 Aug, 21 Aug, 26 Aug, £20.50

Casting Call Woe Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 15–28 Aug, £8—£10

Tandem C venues – C, 14–29 Aug, not 18, 19, £10.50—£12.50 Greater Belfast Traverse Theatre, 9 Aug, 14 Aug, 26 Aug, £18.50

❤ Diary of a Madman ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 20 Aug, £18.50

Union C venues – C, 3–13 Aug, £10.50—£12.50 Growing Pains Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50

Angel by Henry Naylor Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 17, £6—£12.50 Wrecked ★★ Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£13 We Paved the Streets With People PASS Theatre, 27 Aug, £free

16:35 Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary Bedlam Theatre, 3–29 Aug, not 19, £6—£11 The Terrible False Deception (A Four Act Play in 40 Minutes or 43 With Laughs!) Church Hill Theatre, 14–15 Aug, £5

16:40 William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £6—£13 A Terrified Soul – Macbeth theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 25–27 Aug, £8 Twelfth Night or The Ship of Fools theSpace on the Mile, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £8 Mr Incredible ★★★ Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£11 All the Things I Lied About Roundabout @ Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £9—£13

Equus C venues – C, 21–29 Aug, £8.50—£10.50

Broken Fanny theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £5

16:20

UTO theSpace @ Venue45, 21–27 Aug, £8—£10

Under Ice Summerhall, 8–21 Aug, not 16, £10

Shaedates: or How I Learned to Love Myself ZOO, 5–20 Aug, £5—£10

Daffodils (A Play With Songs) Traverse Theatre, 9 Aug, 13 Aug, 16 Aug, 20 Aug, 25 Aug, £20.50

Epic Love and Pop Songs Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10

Bulldog The Edinburgh Academy, 12–13 Aug, £10

Almost, Maine Church Hill Theatre, 18 Aug, £5

Finding Joy Assembly Hall, 4–14 Aug, £8—£14

Happy Dave Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6.50—£11

I Am Yours theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 6 Aug to 26 Aug, £6—£9

Back of the Bus Assembly George Square Gardens, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £8—£12.50

Silver Lining & Jacksons Lane: Throwback Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, 4–22 Aug, not 15, £11—£16

16:15

We Live by the Sea Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£9

16:45 Dracula C venues – C too, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £9.50—£11.50 An Account of a Savage C venues – C nova, 3–13 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 MOONFACE Zoo Southside, 5–28 Aug, not 21, £5—£9

Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: The Lighthouse at the End of the World C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £8.50—£10.50 My Eyes Went Dark Traverse Theatre, 17 Aug, 23 Aug, 28 Aug, £18.50 Prestwick Elvis theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 7 Aug to 27 Aug, £6—£9 Alana C venues – C nova, 14–28 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

❤ In Fidelity ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 4 Aug, 10 Aug, 16 Aug, 21 Aug, 27 Aug, £12.50—£18.50

16:50 Putting the Band Back Together Northern Stage at Summerhall, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £10—£12 How (Not) to Live in Suburbia Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 10, 15, 22, £8—£12 Iphigenia in Tauris Spotlites, 4–20 Aug, £9

16:55 From the Mouths of the Gods C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £10.50—£12.50 Tracing Grace Paradise in The Vault, 6–13 Aug, £5 Unnatural Selection Natural Food Kafe, 21–27 Aug, £free Bunburying Natural Food Kafe, 6–13 Aug, £free 5 Out of 10 Men... theSpace on Niddry St, 5–27 Aug, not 14, £7—£9 The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £8

17:00 The End Dance Base, 5–14 Aug, not 8, £10—£12 Electric Eden Pleasance Pop-Up: The Club, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £10 Undermined ZOO, 15–20 Aug, £10 The Opportunity Theatre Arts Exchange, 20 Aug, 22 Aug, £5

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I Am Rhythm Dance Base, 5–21 Aug, not 8, 15, £10—£12

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Dancer Dance Base, 17–28 Aug, not 22, £10—£12

The Diary of Anne Frank Paradise in Augustines, 7–12 Aug, £5

The Club Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, £6.50—£12.50

En Folkefiende Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£11

Radpole ZOO, 8–12 Aug, £7

Thanks But No Thanks Theatre Arts Exchange, 23–24 Aug, £10

About a Girl SpaceTriplex, 22–27 Aug, £3.50

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Swansong Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6.50—£11

17:05 The Wall theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £10

Whiteout Zoo Southside, 5–27 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £10—£12.50

Making Monsters theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £10

L’Heure Fugitive Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , 25 Aug, £10

The Rose of Jericho theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £10

Jailmates New Town Theatre, 4–15 Aug, £10—£12

A Fragile Lift theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £5

Revolution in the Magic Square Theatre Arts Exchange, 6–21 Aug, not 15, 20, £8—£10

The Lost Children of Neverland SpaceTriplex, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £7

Lady Shakespeare Paradise in The Vault, 15–28 Aug, not 21, £8 Evil Spotlites, 4–20 Aug, £9

Spaced: Whisky Theatre Valvona & Crolla Scottish Foodhall@Jenners, 9–27 Aug, not 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 22, 25, £15 A Dream of Dying theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £11 The Meeting Sweet Grassmarket, 15 Aug, £7

Trashed Lauriston Halls, 8–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £free

Fourth Monkey’s Genesis and Revelation: The Whale theSpace on Niddry St, 5–27 Aug, £8—£11

Listings

Rubber Zoo Southside, 6–28 Aug, £10

Contemporary? ZOO, 7–19 Aug, £8—£12

17:10 The Gorgon Girl Sweet Grassmarket, 4–14 Aug, £8 Cracked Tiles Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, not 5, 14, 26, £7.50—£8.50 Poe’s Last Night Sweet Grassmarket, 16–28 Aug, not 22, £8

Leaf by Niggle Scottish Storytelling Centre, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, 23, £6—£10

In Defence of Hitler! Sweet Grassmarket, 16–28 Aug, not 22, £8

A Day in the Lives of Frankie Abbott New Town Theatre, 4–15 Aug, £8—£12

17:15 Twonkey’s Drive-In: Jennifer’s Robot Arm Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £5

Remember Me: Horatio’s Hamlet Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £10 The Song of Beast (after Hamlet) C venues – C south, 4–29 Aug, £9.50—£11.50 Adler & Gibb Summerhall, 3–27 Aug, not 4, 8, 15, 22, £12—£15 Girl C venues – C cubed, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £9.50—£11.50 Nuclear Family Assembly Roxy, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £6—£13

The Concept Venue 13, 19–27 Aug, £9 Boys Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Various dates from 5 Aug to 25 Aug, £7—£9 Ten Storey Love Song Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 4, 16, £6—£10 Isabel(le) Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–18 Aug, not 14, £10 Trip the Light Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 5–13 Aug, £6—£7.50 All in the Timing Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–20 Aug, not 14, £4—£9

17:25 All In Summerhall, 16–26 Aug, not 22, £12 Tomatoes Spotlites, 22–23 Aug, £5

An Evening of Original Theatre Church Hill Theatre, 9 Aug, £5

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo! Sweet Grassmarket, 7–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £8

Perhaps Hope Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, 4–22 Aug, not 15, £10—£15

Boris: World King Pleasance Dome, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £7—£13.50

Water on Mars Assembly Roxy, 3–14 Aug, £8—£14

Tape ZOO, 5–9 Aug, £5—£8

Animal (Are You a Proper Person?) Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £7—£13 Remember to Breathe Summerhall, 5–27 Aug, not 15, £8—£12 Bricking It ★★ Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£10.50 Hotel Europa Just Festival at St John’s , 24 Aug, 27 Aug, £12 Travesty Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£11

17:35

Art of Reduction and Distillation of Humanity: Whisky Theatre Valvona & Crolla Scottish Foodhall@Jenners, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, £15

All of Me Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 22–27 Aug, £8

The D-List Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£10.50

Two Spotlites, 24–28 Aug, £8.50

Canon Warriors Paradise in The Vault, 15–28 Aug, not 21, £7

Hunchback Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £10

A Man Standing Summerhall, 3–14 Aug, not 4, £10—£12

Felix Holt: The Radical Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 15–20 Aug, £8

Anarchy at the Hearty Toadstool Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–24 Aug, £free

Dreamform: Improvised Theatre theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–9 Aug, £15

Taiwan Season: Lost in Grey Dance Base, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £10—£12

17:20 Dead Wright Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Various dates from 6 Aug to 24 Aug, £7—£9

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Deep-Fried Language C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

Savage / Love Venue150 at EICC, 15–16 Aug, £8 1984 theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 22–27 Aug, £7 Rotterz theSpace @ Venue45, Various dates from 15 Aug to 26 Aug, £6 Molhados&Secos – Wet and Dry ZOO, 14–29 Aug, £7—£8 Tartuffe theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–20 Aug, £8 The Winter Gift theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £12

17:45 YPFii C venues – C too, 14–20 Aug, £7.50—£9.50 Tell Me Anything Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 15, £8—£11 Bash C venues – C too, 4–13 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

Tagged theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 12–13 Aug, £8

Love for Sale Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, £7—£12

17:30

Home theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 15–20 Aug, £7

#All of Us in Wonderland theSpace @ Venue45, 8 Aug, 10 Aug, £5

Grace Assembly Checkpoint, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, £10—£14

17:40 Droll theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 26–27 Aug, £5

John Muir: Rhapsody in Green Valvona & Crolla, 20 Aug, £12

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“Epic shadow puppetry” 17:50 4D Cinema Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 8, 15, 22, £4—£9 Albatross Paradise in Augustines, 15–28 Aug, not 21, £12 Acting Alone Just Festival at St John’s , 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 9 Aug, 10 Aug, 12 Aug, £10 Darktales Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £6—£14 Nicole Henriksen is Makin it Rain Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£11

17:55 Wild about Wilder theSpace @ Venue45, 9 Aug, £5 Rose Silk, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free Just an Ordinary Lawyer Spotlites, 24 Aug, 26 Aug, 28 Aug, £9—£10 Call Mr Robeson Spotlites, 21 Aug, 23 Aug, 25 Aug, 27 Aug, £10—£11

18:00 The Glass Menagerie King’s Theatre, 21 Aug, £14 The Wedding Reception The George Hotel, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 18, 23, £39—£43 The Allergic Audience Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 8–19 Aug, weekdays only, £10 Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours Grassmarket East, Various dates from 6 Aug to 28 Aug, £15

Being a Dad Just Festival at St John’s , 20 Aug, £10 Every Wild Beast C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £9.50—£11.50 Trainspotting Assembly George Square Studios, 4–29 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £10—£15 Absolutely Legless Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, 27 Aug, £12 I Love You / It’s Over The Edinburgh Academy, 19–20 Aug, £8 Blush Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£11 Arthur Conan Doyle – Man of Mystery Mayfield Salisbury Church, 8–12 Aug, £8 Broken Serenity Cafe, 6–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £free Le Bossu Bedlam Theatre, 3–21 Aug, not 16, £5—£8.50 Posh Bedlam Theatre, 16–28 Aug, not 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, £8—£9 The Murderer Zoo Southside, 5–29 Aug, £5—£8 CoinciDance The Edinburgh Academy, 12–13 Aug, £8 Alice in Wasteland Studio 24, 23–25 Aug, £20 Beach Party (We Thought We Heard Fireworks) Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , 9–13 Aug, £8

❤ Attrape Moi ★★★★ Assembly Hall, 4–29 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £10—£16

The Animotion Show: Peace - War Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 3–14 Aug, £10—£12 Sylum Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , Various dates from 5 Aug to 15 Aug, £8

18:05 Scorch Roundabout @ Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £9—£16

The Therapist theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–18 Aug, £5 Dreaming of Leaves theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 16 Aug to 26 Aug, £8 1857: Turrebaz Khan SpaceTriplex, 12–13 Aug, £8 Quli: Dilon ka Shahzaada SpaceTriplex, Various dates from 5 Aug to 11 Aug, £8

The Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer New Town Theatre, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £12

Hamlet, Ophelia – Part One Spotlites, 13–28 Aug, £7—£8

Happy Together C venues – C cubed, 4–29 Aug, not 16, £8.50—£10.50

Of Wardrobes and Rings Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 16–20 Aug, £11

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will C venues – C south, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£9.50

Death and the Maiden C venues – C too, 4–13 Aug, £8.50—£10.50

18:20

Cosplay’s the Thing Church Hill Theatre, 18 Aug, £5 The Game’s Afoot Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 15–19 Aug, £8

India Flamenco Alba Flamenca, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £12

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Church Hill Theatre, 15 Aug, £5

Bit of Sunshine theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £8

Not the Horse theSpace on the Mile, 12 Aug, £9

Almost, Maine Church Hill Theatre, 19 Aug, £5

A Fragile Lift theSpace on the Mile, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £5

Begin Again Church Hill Theatre, 14 Aug, £5

Ros & Guil R Dead theSpace on the Mile, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £8

Wonderman Underbelly Potterrow, 3–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £6—£12

Three for Two by Phil Booth ZOO, 5–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £5—£9

Fourth Monkey’s Genesis and Revelation: The Ark theSpace on Niddry St, 5–27 Aug, £8—£11

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 15 Aug to 27 Aug, £9.50

Dark Vanilla Jungle C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 7, 16, £9.50—£11.50

Around the World in 80 Days Church Hill Theatre, 16 Aug, £5

Lynch: Improvised Plays in the Style of David Lynch – Free Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 4–14 Aug, £free

Rumpelstiltskin theSpace on the Mile, 6–10 Aug, £5

And Now… Zoo Southside, 15–27 Aug, £10—£12

18:25

Blank Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 22, £10—£12

A New Case of Jekyll and Hyde theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 23–27 Aug, £4

18:10 Stunning the Punters (& Other Stories) Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £5—£10 The Female Question theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 8–13 Aug, £5 A Waiting Room theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £6 The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 16, 23, £9.50—£11.50

18:15

Back of the Bus Assembly George Square Gardens, 5–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £8—£12.50 Black Comedy The Royal Scots Club, 15–20 Aug, £12 And They Played Shang-A-Lang New Town Theatre, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £10

Bad Shakespeare Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–10 Aug, £7—£8 A Boy Named Sue C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £8.50—£10.50

18:30 The Empire Builders Institut français d’Ecosse, 5–21 Aug, not 15, £6—£12

The Gin Chronicles: A Scottish Adventure artSpace@StMarks, 8–25 Aug, not 21, £12 E15 Northern Stage at Summerhall, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £9—£11 Bird Dance Base, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £10—£12 An Evening with CS Lewis Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, £11

A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Royal Scots Club, 8–13 Aug, £10 Wunderbar Zoo Southside, 5–13 Aug, £8—£10 Collateral Damage The Royal Scots Club, 22–27 Aug, £10

Dirty Glitter theSpace on the Mile, 13 Aug, £9

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❤ Diary of a Madman ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 25 Aug, £18.50

Sonder Theatre Arts Exchange, 14 Aug, £8

O is for Hoolet Scottish Storytelling Centre, 12–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £10

I Ran With the Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller Le Monde, 5–28 Aug, not 6, 13, 20, 22, 27, £15

❤ May-We-Go-Round? ★★★★

The Great Gatsby Greenside @ Royal Terrace, Various dates from 6 Aug to 26 Aug, £8

Poetic Transformations of Existential Delight Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £5

Five Kinds of Silence Quaker Meeting House, 22–27 Aug, £10

The HandleBards: Richard III Assembly @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: West Gate, Various dates from 5 Aug to 19 Aug, £12—£15

Snakes and Giants Summerhall, 3–27 Aug, not 4, 15, £9—£11.50

The HandleBards: The Taming of the Shrew Assembly @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: West Gate, 23 Aug, 25 Aug, 27 Aug, £13.50—£15

Cafe Baile Lauriston Halls, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, £9

Mine theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £7 The Terrible False Deception (A Four Act Play in 40 Minutes or 43 With Laughs!) Church Hill Theatre, 17 Aug, £5 Gratiano Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, not 22, £7.50—£11 Care Takers C venues – C, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £9.50—£11.50

18:40 ABCs to LSD theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 22–27 Aug, £5

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The Lady Vanishes Summerhall, 13–15 Aug, £12

Taiwan Season: The Sacrifice of Roaring ZOO, 5–29 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £5—£10

18:35

A Good Clean Heart Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £6—£11 iDolls theSpace @ Venue45, Various dates from 16 Aug to 27 Aug, £6 Contactless Paradise in The Vault, 6–20 Aug, not 14, £8 Monkhouse theSpace @ Venue45, Various dates from 15 Aug to 26 Aug, £6

Dance Base, 5–14 Aug, not 8, prices vary

A:Version and Pitch Dance Base, 17–21 Aug, £10—£12 The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing Assembly @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: West Gate, Various dates from 6 Aug to 20 Aug, £13.50—£15 The HandleBards: Romeo and Juliet Assembly @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: West Gate, 21 Aug, 24 Aug, 26 Aug, 28 Aug, £13.50—£15 Our Man C venues – C nova, 5–9 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 Petrol ZOO, 5–29 Aug, £5—£9

18:50 The Point theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–20 Aug, £10

18:55

Unveiled Paradise in The Vault, 27–28 Aug, £8

Closer by Circa Underbelly, George Square, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 16, 23, £11.50—£18.50

The Convolution of Pip and Twig SpaceTriplex, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £6—£8

xx Paradise in The Vault, 6–28 Aug, not 14, 21, £7

Brain Matter(s) Venue 13, 21–27 Aug, £9

18:45 My Eyes Went Dark Traverse Theatre, 24 Aug, £18.50 Expensive Shit Traverse Theatre, 9 Aug, 14 Aug, 26 Aug, £18.50 Your Own Man / Mad Notions Dance Base, 23–28 Aug, £10—£12

Listings

Sirqus Alfon: I Am Somebody Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £7—£12

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer Assembly Checkpoint, 3–14 Aug, £7—£13 Droll theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 15–25 Aug, not 21, £5

Daffodils (A Play With Songs) Traverse Theatre, 4 Aug, 17 Aug, 21 Aug, 26 Aug, £14.50—£20.50

The Dwelling Place Summerhall, 3–19 Aug, not 4, 15, £6—£12

Mark Thomas: The Red Shed Traverse Theatre, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 23 Aug, 27 Aug, £20.50 papercut– Theatre Arts Exchange, Various dates from 15 Aug to 21 Aug, £10 Timon of Athens Theatre Arts Exchange, 8–13 Aug, £10 The Tempest Inveresk Lodge Garden, 27 Aug, £11 Chotto Desh Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 13–14 Aug, £20 Raw Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 27–28 Aug, £20 Cut Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £10—£15.50 My Month of Mother’s Ruin Zoo Southside, 13 Aug, £5 We’re All Mad in Here Leith Depot, 21–25 Aug, £free Milk Traverse Theatre, Various dates from 5 Aug to 25 Aug, £14.50—£20.50 Revolution in the Magic Square Theatre Arts Exchange, 20 Aug, £10 FiXion? Buccleuch Free Church, 15–19 Aug, £free Foehn Effect C venues – C nova, 14–29 Aug, £8.50—£10.50

19:00 At the Illusionist’s Table The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 5–29 Aug, not 8, 22, £59

Trinity Theatre Arts Exchange, 22–26 Aug, £10

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19:05 #ICYMI theSpace on Niddry St, 9–13 Aug, £8 Another Fine Mess theSpace on the Mile, 22–27 Aug, £8—£9 Heads Up Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 15, 22, £8—£11 Keep it Real theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £8

19:10 Bhumi theSpace on Niddry St, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £10 First Lady Serenity Cafe, 15–28 Aug, not 17, 24, £free

Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours Grassmarket East, 5–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 16, 22, 23, £15 My Eyes Went Dark Traverse Theatre, 12 Aug, 18 Aug, £18.50 Still Here ZOO at St Mary’s South Lawn, 3–24 Aug, not 4, 13, 18, £7—£10 Sisu theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8 Faslane Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 15, £8—£10 Remember Edith Cavell Palmerston Place Church, 23–26 Aug, £11

19:20 Doubting Thomas Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 15, 22, £5—£10 JOAN Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£11

19:25

An Act of Faith The Salvation Army Edinburgh City Corps, 25–26 Aug, £7 Two Kittens & A Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva) theSpace on the Mile, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £8—£10 Old Herbaceous The Brunton , 20 Aug, £12.50 The Soul in the Machine – George Williams, YMCA Founder Palmerston Place Church, 9–12 Aug, £10 Greater Belfast Traverse Theatre, 10 Aug, 16 Aug, 21 Aug, 27 Aug, £18.50 Parish Fête-ality: A Game of Scones C venues – C, 8–29 Aug, £8.50—£10.50 Horse McDonald in Careful Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £6—£13.50 Joli Vyann: Imbalance Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, 4–22 Aug, not 10, 15, £9—£12

The Cucumber Crime theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–18 Aug, £5

Undercover Refugee Natural Food Kafe, 6–27 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £free

Her Slightest Touch Spotlites, 4–13 Aug, £8

I, Who Have Hands More Innocent ZOO, 5–28 Aug, £5—£10

Ne’er the Twain Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, 8–13 Aug, £8

19:30

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour Outside the Beehive Inn, 1 Aug–4 Sep, £14

Red Letter theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 8–13 Aug, £5 Pale Imitations SpaceTriplex, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £9 Saturday Night Forever Underbelly Med Quad, Various dates from 4 Aug to 28 Aug, £6—£11 Alix in Wundergarten Underbelly Med Quad, Various dates from 3 Aug to 29 Aug, £6—£11

19:15 ❤ In Fidelity ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 5 Aug, 11 Aug, £18.50 Daffodils (A Play With Songs) Traverse Theatre, 10 Aug, 14 Aug, £20.50 Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Traverse Theatre, 19 Aug, 24 Aug, 28 Aug, £20.50

Anything That Gives Off Light Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 16–25 Aug, not 21, £25 Scottish Ballet Festival Theatre, 18–20 Aug, £12 Richard III The Lyceum, 24–28 Aug, £10

Downs With Love Edinburgh Elim, 8–12 Aug, £10 Soddin’ Flodden Spotlites, 14–28 Aug, £10

Shake The Lyceum, 11–13 Aug, £10 The Glass Menagerie King’s Theatre, 5–20 Aug, not 9, 16, £14 Natalia Osipova and Guests Festival Theatre, 12–14 Aug, £12 Stamp Zoo Southside, 5–29 Aug, not 16, 23, £8—£10

Metamorphoses Church Hill Theatre, 9 Aug, £5

Pre-View Traverse Theatre, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, £6.50

The Dining Room Church Hill Theatre, 10 Aug, £5

Expensive Shit Traverse Theatre, 20 Aug, £18.50

Family Values theSpace on the Mile, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £5—£10

Miss Havisham’s Expectations The Edinburgh Academy, 9 Aug, £10

Cradle King Scottish Storytelling Centre, 12–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £10 A Series of Unfortunate Breakups C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 16, £8.50—£10.50 The Tide Creeps In The Edinburgh Academy, 12–13 Aug, £10 Ane Servant o’ Twa Maisters Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre, 6–19 Aug, not 7, 14, £11 Just Married Leith Depot, 12 Aug, £free Enron St Ninian’s Hall, 8–20 Aug, not 14, 18, £12

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Your Fringe Schedule Drought theSpace @ Venue45, 10 Aug, £5

Traverse Theatre, 17 Aug, 23 Aug, 28 Aug, £18.50

Jen Stone and Megan Thompson Dance Project Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 23–27 Aug, £6

Blow Off Traverse Theatre, 22 Aug, £16.50

The Shakespeare Club theSpace @ Venue45, 9 Aug, £5

❤ In Fidelity ★★★★

19:35 Terry Pratchett’s Mort Paradise in Augustines, 15–28 Aug, not 21, £9.50 Not the Horse theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 6 Aug to 27 Aug, £9 Sins Borne theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £8 Unseen Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, £7 Dirty Glitter theSpace on the Mile, Various dates from 5 Aug to 26 Aug, £9 Deadline Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £5—£8 2 Complicated Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £9

19:40 Living a Little New Town Theatre, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £7—£10 Cats and Dogs Give the Best Advice Spotlites, 6–20 Aug, £5 The Life and Times of Lionel Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 5–13 Aug, £8.50 Delay Detach ★★★ Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–20 Aug, not 14, £8 Steam Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £7

19:45 Fourth Monkey’s Genesis and Revelation: Sodom theSpace on Niddry St, 5–27 Aug, £8—£11 The Gingerbread Lady The Royal Scots Club, 22–27 Aug, £12 The Margaret Sinclair Story St Patrick’s Church, 6–12 Aug, £6 Being a Dad Just Festival at St John’s , 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 16 Aug, 17 Aug, 19 Aug, £10

The Auld Alliance Mayfield Salisbury Church, 5–19 Aug, weekdays only, £12 Nightmare Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £9 Lïnger Dance Base, 5–21 Aug, not 8, 15, £10—£12 Among Women St Patrick’s Church, 13–14 Aug, £6 Is It Tabu? C venues – C south, 4–29 Aug, not 15, £7.50—£9.50 A Passion for Passion Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 22–27 Aug, £free Unknown and Liminal Dance Base, 23–28 Aug, £10—£12

19:55 The Wives of Others C venues – C, 14–29 Aug, £9.50—£11.50 How We Lost It Paradise in Augustines, 6–13 Aug, £8 Partial Nudity ZOO, 5–27 Aug, £7—£9 Adventure Quest Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £5—£10

20:00 Measure for Measure The Lyceum, 16–20 Aug, £10 monumental Edinburgh Playhouse , 8–9 Aug, £10 The Toad Knew King’s Theatre, 24–28 Aug, £12 One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy Assembly George Square Studios, 3–14 Aug, £10—£16 Stack Bedlam Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £6.50—£10 The Underground: A Response to Dostoevsky Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , 25–26 Aug, £10

96 The Room Mate The Edinburgh Academy, 17 Aug, 19 Aug, 21 Aug, £12.50

Front Line Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 4–14 Aug, £8.50

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience B’est Restaurant, 4–29 Aug, not 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, £49.50—£54.50

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 6, 7, 20, 21, 25, 27, £10.50—£12.50

Villain Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£11

Your Majesties Dance Base, 5–14 Aug, not 8, £10—£12

A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes Venue 13, 6–12 Aug, £9

OwlTime C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £7.50—£9.50

Ash ZOO, 5–19 Aug, £5—£10

Two Man Show Northern Stage at Summerhall, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £9—£11

Counting Sheep Summerhall @ The King’s Hall, 4–28 Aug, not 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, £10—£12 Alba Flamenca Alba Flamenca, 5–28 Aug, £14 Dieser Ort SpaceTriplex, 6–9 Aug, £5 Child’s Play ZOO, 21–29 Aug, £7

20:05 Just an Ordinary Lawyer Spotlites, 10 Aug, £9 Lifted theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £6.50 Call Mr Robeson Spotlites, 9 Aug, 11 Aug, £10 The Monologues of a Tired Nurse theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £6 The Rose of Jericho theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £10 Grannies With Guns theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 8–13 Aug, £5 Go to Hell, Jesus theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–18 Aug, £5 The Inspectors Call Spotlites, 15–28 Aug, £7—£8

20:10 Pussyfooting Paradise in The Vault, 6–28 Aug, not 14, 21, £10 Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £6—£12

20:15 The End Dance Base, 16–21 Aug, £12

Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours Grassmarket East, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £15 Trainspotting Assembly George Square Studios, 3–28 Aug, not 9, 16, 23, £10—£15 Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate’s Poison Quaker Meeting House, 16–20 Aug, £7 Only Bones Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 8, 15, 22, £7—£11 Spoon-Feeders theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £9

Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £7

The Magic Cave of Salamanca Quaker Meeting House, 22–27 Aug, £6

The Trial Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , 5–15 Aug, £10

Deal with the Dragon C venues – C nova, 5–29 Aug, not 15, £8.50—£10.50

20:20

The Collector The Royal Scots Club, 15–20 Aug, £12

Who Killed Pablo Neruda? (A Poet’s Journey) Quaker Meeting House, 8–13 Aug, £5

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro artSpace@StMarks, 17 Aug, 20 Aug, £15

Marilyn and Sinatra Spotlites, 12–13 Aug, £12.50

20:35

20:25

Moscow Boys Zoo Southside, 5–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £10—£12

20:50 Bend in the River Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 7–13 Aug, £9 Spool Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8 I’m Missing You Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £7—£11.50 Torch Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£11 Lippy theSpace on the Mile, 23–27 Aug, £7

20:55 MacBain Summerhall, 3–14 Aug, not 4, 8, £8—£10 Poo Shame, Vagina Curiosity and Other Things That Won’t Kill You theSpace on the Mile, 9 Aug, 11 Aug, 13 Aug, £7 Besieged theSpace on the Mile, 6 Aug, 8 Aug, 10 Aug, 12 Aug, £5—£7 Bildraum Summerhall, 16–28 Aug, not 22, £10 All of Me Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 15–20 Aug, £8

Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat theSpace on the Mile, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £9

20:40

21:00

Spiders by Night: A Double Bill of Exciting New Monologues theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £5—£8

Femmetamorphosis Spotlites, 4–28 Aug, £8 Procrastinate theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 22–27 Aug, £7

Still Here ZOO at St Mary’s South Lawn, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, £7—£10

Holmes & Watson: The Farewell Tour theSpace on the Mile, 15–27 Aug, £9 Discretion Guaranteed Paradise in The Vault, 6–28 Aug, not 14, 21, £12

20:30 John Muir: Rhapsody in Green Valvona & Crolla, 16 Aug, 18 Aug, £12 A Divine Comedy Valvona & Crolla, 24 Aug, 26 Aug, £15 A Funny Valentine Valvona & Crolla, 9 Aug, 11 Aug, 13 Aug, £15 John Knox Buccleuch Free Church, 15–19 Aug, £free

Two and One More Venue 13, 21–27 Aug, £9

20:45

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall Lauriston Halls, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, £8

Frankenstein: A New Play Spotlites, 14–20 Aug, £10

Echoes ZOO, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £8—£12

Scenes from an Urban Gothic Theatre Arts Exchange, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £10

In a Forest, Dark and Deep The Royal Scots Club, 8–13 Aug, £10

Buzz: A New Musical Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £8—£10

Red Dance Base, 5–21 Aug, not 8, 15, £10—£12

Jeu Jeu la Foille: Frontal Lobotomy Laughing Horse @ Southside Social, 4–21 Aug, not 8, 15, £free Mungo Park – Travels in the Interior of Africa Summerhall, 3–27 Aug, not 4, 8, 15, 22, £8—£14 The Road to Huntsville

★★★

Summerhall, 5–28 Aug, not 15, 22, £8—£10

Posh Bedlam Theatre, 17 Aug, £8 Boris & Sergey: Preposterous Improvisation Experiment Assembly George Square Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 16, £6—£12 M.I.S. – All Night Long Dance Base, 23–28 Aug, £12 The Birds#1. Corpses theSpace on the Mile, 15–20 Aug, £8

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The Shepherd Beguiled Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens, 10–28 Aug, not 15, 16, 22, 23, £10


21:05

❤ In Fidelity ★★★★

21:50

Fémage a Trois theSpace on Niddry St, 22–27 Aug, £10

Traverse Theatre, 24 Aug, £18.50

Bonita & Billie Holiday Assembly Roxy, 3–28 Aug, £6—£13

21:10 I Will Speak for Myself theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–27 Aug, £10 Camille Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, £5—£10 UTO theSpace @ Venue45, 16–20 Aug, £8—£10

The Inspectors Call Spotlites, 14 Aug, £7

The Rose and Crown theSpace on Niddry St, 22–27 Aug, £8

Nosferatu’s Shadow Sweet Grassmarket, 4–28 Aug, £10

21:15

Tristram Shandy: Live at Scotland C venues – C nova, 10–28 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

Hummingbird ZOO, 5–29 Aug, not 16, £5—£9 ❤ Diary of a Madman

★★★★

Traverse Theatre, 9 Aug, 14 Aug, 26 Aug, £18.50

21:20 The Last SpaceTriplex, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £3—£6 Poe’s Last Night Sweet Grassmarket, 4–14 Aug, £8 Nowhere Now Sweet Grassmarket, Various dates from 15 Aug to 27 Aug, £7

21:25 Pizza Delique Paradise in Augustines, 22–28 Aug, £7

21:30

Immaculate C venues – C nova, 3–9 Aug, £7.50—£9.50

21:40 Just A Quick One Spotlites, 4–20 Aug, not 14, £5.50

The Master and Margarita ZOO at St Cuthbert’s, 5–29 Aug, not 8, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 28, £10—£12 Joe’s NYC Bar Just the Tonic at The Caves, 5–28 Aug, not 15, £11.50 Mouse – The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought Traverse Theatre, 6–28 Aug, not 8, 15, 22, £8.50—£12 The Surge Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 8–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £free

I Found That the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow Paradise in Augustines, 6–20 Aug, not 14, £7

Alice in Wasteland Presents CabaRave... The Closing Show Party! Studio 24, 26–27 Aug, £20

ThreeWay Spotlites, 4–13 Aug, £2—£5

String Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 15–20 Aug, £7

21:45 The Shadow Box theSpace @ Venue45, 10 Aug, £5 Expensive Shit Traverse Theatre, 10 Aug, 16 Aug, 21 Aug, 27 Aug, £18.50 Greater Belfast Traverse Theatre, 5 Aug, 11 Aug, £18.50

My Eyes Went Dark Traverse Theatre, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 25 Aug, £18.50

Identity Crisis Spotlites, 21–28 Aug, £10

The Meeting Sweet Grassmarket, 20–22 Aug, £7

Sylum Rose Bruford @ Upper Church, Summerhall , 9–13 Aug, £8

Hyena Paradise in The Vault, 22–28 Aug, £10

Hotel Europa Just Festival at St John’s , 23–24 Aug, £12

Criminology 303 Venue 13, 6–27 Aug, not 8, 15, £9

No Help Sent C venues – C nova, 3–29 Aug, not 15, £8.50—£10.50

Are We Stronger Than Winston? Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 5–13 Aug, £3.50—£7

Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII theSpace on the Mile, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £10

Waltzing Matilda Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–28 Aug, not 15, £10

21:55

22:00

21:35

The Rooster Rebellion theSpace on Niddry St, 5–20 Aug, not 7, 14, £10

A Working Title SpaceTriplex, 16–20 Aug, £9

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Beryl Sweet Grassmarket, 17 Aug, 18 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, £7

Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent Paradise in Augustines, 22–28 Aug, £7

Blood Will Have Blood C venues – C nova, 9–29 Aug, £11.50—£13.50

Listings

Ubu Faust theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £5—£6

As Yet Undecided theSpace on the Mile, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £5—£7 Measure 4 Measure (Abridged) theSpace @ Venue45, 9 Aug, £5

Elixir Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, 4–22 Aug, not 15, £9—£12 Of, or at, a Fairly Low Temperature Summerhall, Various dates from 3 Aug to 28 Aug, £4—£8 Cuncrete Summerhall, 3–26 Aug, not 4, 8, 15, 22, £8—£10 Kara Sevda Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 22–28 Aug, £free I Used to Hear Footsteps Summerhall, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £4—£8 Oliver Reed: Wild Thing Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–29 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £6—£13.50

22:05 Howie the Rookie Paradise in The Vault, 15–28 Aug, not 21, £9.50

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Allison After a Fire Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–27 Aug, not 14, 21, £5—£7

Bones theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Various dates from 5 Aug to 19 Aug, £5—£10

The F Words Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 15–20 Aug, £8

Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go? Northern Stage at Summerhall, 6–27 Aug, not 10, 17, 24, £9—£11

Skrimshanks Assembly George Square Theatre, 3–28 Aug, not 16, 22, £6—£12

23:15

22:10 1% theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–27 Aug, not 14, £9

Chapel Street theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Various dates from 6 Aug to 20 Aug, £5—£10

22:40

The Vaudevillains Assembly George Square Gardens, 4–28 Aug, not 16, £11—£16

Last Call Summerhall, 3–28 Aug, not 4, 8, 14, 15, 19, 22, £8—£10

Royal Vauxhall Underbelly Med Quad, 3–29 Aug, not 15, 22, £6—£12.50

22:45

Private Manning Goes to Washington theSpace on Niddry St, 15–27 Aug, not 21, £8—£9

Blind Eye Spotlites, 12–13 Aug, £8

Macbeth ZOO, 8–13 Aug, £8 Christeene: Trigger Underbelly, Cowgate, 17–28 Aug, not 22, £11—£12 Yuri Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £6—£11

Chatroom Spotlites, 16–18 Aug, £5

Murdered Artists’ Society Greenside @ Nicolson Square, 5–13 Aug, £8—£10 ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore Paradise in Augustines, 6–20 Aug, not 14, £8 Death and the Data Processor Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 21–25 Aug, £free The Rugby Tour theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £8 They Call Me Miss Commuter theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 22–26 Aug, £9

22:50

Red Rose / White Rose Greenside @ Royal Terrace, 5–13 Aug, £5

Single Varietal Spotlites, 19 Aug, £5

23:20

22:55 Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother in the Case of a Study in Blood Spotlites, 4–20 Aug, £7—£8

Ronnie and Jonny: Friends Disunited Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 21–26 Aug, £free The Rules Of Inflation theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 15–20 Aug, £10

22:15

23:00

23:30

Greater Belfast Traverse Theatre, 17 Aug, 20 Aug, 23 Aug, 28 Aug, £18.50

One, Two, Three, Yippee theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £8

Predrinks | Afterparty Underbelly, Cowgate, 4–28 Aug, not 17, £6—£10

5 Guys Chillin’ C venues – C too, 4–29 Aug, £9.50—£11.50

23:35

Cozy SpaceTriplex, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £10 Dark North and Hungry Jane: Two Plays of Supernatural Horror theSpace on Niddry St, 5–13 Aug, not 7, £6—£7

❤ In Fidelity ★★★★ Traverse Theatre, 12 Aug, 18 Aug, £18.50

22:20 Bang! To the Heart Zoo Southside, 5–29 Aug, not 10, 15, 22, £10—£14 The Craig Chalmers Experience SpaceTriplex, 22–27 Aug, £10 All Cashed In SpaceTriplex, 15–20 Aug, £8

22:30 The Naked Magicians Pleasance Courtyard, 8–29 Aug, not 16, £11.50—£15

Lies. All Lies. Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 4–19 Aug, £free Circleville, Circlevalley Pleasance Courtyard, 3–21 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 We Are Ian Pleasance Dome, 3–28 Aug, not 15, £6—£10 Novel Experiments in Living theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 17 Aug, 19 Aug, 22 Aug, 24 Aug, 26 Aug, £8

23:05 F*ckboys for Freedom Sweet Grassmarket, Various dates from 5 Aug to 27 Aug, £7 Irrelevant Sweet Grassmarket, Various dates from 6 Aug to 26 Aug, £7

23:10

Behind the Random Denominator Paradise in The Vault, 6–13 Aug, £12

23:45 Seance Sweet Grassmarket, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, £10 Being Norwegian Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3–10 Aug, £6—£12

23:55 Fourth Monkey’s Genesis and Revelation: Ascension Part 2 theSpace on Niddry St, Various dates from 6 Aug to 27 Aug, £8—£12 Fourth Monkey’s Genesis and Revelation: Ascension Part 1 theSpace on Niddry St, Various dates from 5 Aug to 26 Aug, £8—£12

Juice Straws Are Bleak Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 5–27 Aug, not 7, 14, 21, £6—£9

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