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Famous Puppet Death Scenes

Behold: the eternal masterwork of puppetry for adults returns to Edinburgh! Willingly undergo a heart-wrenching parade of theatrical demises that will severely exacerbate your fear of death! All your favouri...

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Famous Puppet Death Scenes

18:30

03 Aug

Myra's Story

Living rough on the streets of Dublin, middle-aged Myra McLaughlin is a foul-mouthed, feisty, street drinker. She is also immensely funny and self-deprecating. Playing a whole range of characters, she gives ...

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Myra's Story

13:00

05 Aug

The Importance of Being Earnest

Slapstick Picnic would like to cordially invite you to its summer tea party, where marvellous feats of performance and culinary capers await. Over tea and cucumber sandwiches, we ask that you prepare to witn...

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Twelfth Night

The HandleBards are a cycling theatre company who pedal Shakespeare plays to outdoor venues all across the UK. Join them for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. A...

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Twelfth Night

14:00

19 Aug

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. His beloved wife, Mary, and the great Sherlock Holmes are gone. London seethes with false reports. It is time to set the record straight. So Watson tells his tale of long-buried secrets, bet...

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Watson: The Final Problem

13:10

03 Aug

Confetti

Uptight and unlucky in love, Felix is the 'mate of honour' for his best friend's wedding. It'll be perfect... as long as there are no distractions. A queer romcom from Will Jackson ("Ris...

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Confetti

14:20

03 Aug

Earwig

After the success of Greyhounds (2018) and Clouds (2019), Time & Again roar into the 1920s with vintage flair! Marigold's research into beetles is unparalleled but as a deaf woman in 1927, her work i...

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Earwig

14:10

04 Aug

Fashion Spies

Picture the scene: Fashion week. Deception and divas, catwalk crooks and you busting the case wide open. Devil Wears Prada meets Spy Kids in this fabulous and surreal choose-your-own-adventure comedy. The st...

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Fashion Spies

13:00

03 Aug

Fool Muun Komming! [BeBgWunderful/YEsyes/ Hi5.4sure.TruLuv;Spank Spank:SOfun_Grate_Times]

Part sci-fi physical theatre, part acid-fueled mime, part wholesome performance art, Fool Muun Komming! (etc, etc) is the genre-defying solo show from Gaulier graduate and Canadian Fringe darling, Sam Kruger...

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Les Dawson: Flying High

Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show) stars in this funny, affectionate and poignant celebration of the much-missed comedy legend. Join Les as he summons forth a wealth of characters and incidents...

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Les Dawson: Flying High

16:30

03 Aug

Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

A funny and touching tribute to this much-loved and sorely missed national treasure.Written and performed by BBC One's All Together Now star Paulus ("King of Cabaret" (Stage)), this...

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Marrow

'I'm a faggot. So what?' Forced within the confines of his fabulous mind, a queer artist takes a euphoric journey to heal. Beautiful, funny, sensual, alive and batshit crazy. This is the only way...

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Marrow

18:25

04 Aug

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Returning to Edinburgh following a near sell-out 2016 Assembly season, Alison Skilbeck's critically acclaimed one-woman show reveals the public and private life of one of the most extraordinary women of ...

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Ram of God

Welcome to the Church of Ram, where sheep are people, people are sheeple and the apocalypse is just getting started. Bow down, rest your head against the holy breast and suckle on the holy teat; only Ram can...

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Ram of God

20:30

03 Aug

S.O.E.

The WW2 Special Operations Executive is tasked with espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance. As a wireless operator, life expectancy is six weeks. Madeleine is the codename for one such agent. Flown by moonli...

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S.O.E.

11:30

19 Aug

Sandcastles

Sandcastles by Steve McMahon moves back and forth in time and memory to depict the tumultuous lifelong friendship of millennials Hannah and Beth. Beth is moving to New York. Hannah should be happy for her. W...

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Sandcastles

12:50

04 Aug

She Wolf

A fierce, ferocious monologue about getting f*cked over and fighting your way back. Spoken by a woman hiding out at the zoo, She Wolf tears open questions of gender and class in a capitalist world. What does...

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She Wolf

13:50

03 Aug

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian, irreverently American. The Elephant in the Room is a funny, tumultuous ride through immiscible cultures, love and loss, issues of race and the desperation of not belonging anywhere. ...

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The Elephant in the Room

14:20

04 Aug

The Gods, The Gods, The Gods

Four stories; 14 tracks. A show full of big beats, soaring melodies and heart-stopping spoken word.Wright & Grainger, the creators of international smash-hit shows Orpheus and Eurydice, call us to...

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The Gods, The Gods, The Gods

20:30

04 Aug

The Stones

In the aftermath of a terrible break-up, Nick takes a job out of town as a private tutor to two young children. The job seems perfect, the family too good to be true. But then the stones begin to arrive....

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The Stones

12:30

04 Aug

The Tragedy of Macbeth

A classic tale of greed and guilt, this visceral and lucid interpretation of Shakespeare's blood-soaked tragedy is truly Flabbergast.Bringing to bear their award-winning work in puppetry, clowning...

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

12:00

04 Aug

Space Hippo

Earth is dying. We can't do anything to stop it. Our only hope is to launch a hippo into space. Along the way she will encounter new worlds, strange alien creatures and end up at the centre of an interga...

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Space Hippo

10:20

04 Aug

Americana: A Murder Ballad

'Americana is a place of dreams And our young protagonists could embody this hope Though soon their fates will be in dire-straits Imprisoned to the ethereal land of folk...'...

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Americana: A Murder Ballad

13:20

03 Aug

The Great Almighty Gill

New Perspectives presents The Great Almighty Gill. Written and performed by Daniel Hoffmann-Gill.My Dad, Dave, died on 5 November 2015 of complications related to dementia. It was f*cking awful. But t...

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The Great Almighty Gill

13:15

03 Aug

Agent November: Outdoor Escape Game – Major X Ploe-Shun

You are the hero in this ingenious outdoor escape room! Clues are hidden behind every corner, but only the sharpest brains can decipher them! Your mission is to help Agent November crack the Major's ridd...

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Agent November: Outdoor Escape Game – Robyn Yew

Agent November is chasing international thief Robyn Yew! Priceless artefacts are missing from the Museum of Secrets, you have 60 minutes to beat this immersive outdoor escape room and avoid a diplomatic disa...

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An Afternoon With the Ladies of the Cliff Richard Fan Club, Sutton Coldfield 1995

Sutton Coldfield, 1995. The ladies of the Cliff Richard Fan Club assemble for their monthly meeting... Tea will be drunk, biscuits served and the music of the Peter Pan of Pop himself will most definitely be...

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Appraisal

A two-handed drama that follows the process of an annual work review gone horribly wrong. Jo, a senior manager, needs to appraise head of department Nicky's work. Nicky just wants to keep working. What f...

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Appraisal

11:40

17 Aug

Black Sheep

After moving to London to live within a more diverse community, Livia learns that the self-hate feelings she experienced all her life are internalised racism and survival techniques. While building her caree...

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Black Sheep

21:00

04 Aug

Bloody Difficult Women

Tim Walker's acclaimed Bloody Difficult Women played to packed houses at Riverside Studios in London earlier this year and its run was extended due to popular demand. It sees the tumultuous politica...

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Bloody Difficult Women

14:30

03 Aug

Changing the Sheets

‘D'you wanna come back to mine?' New comedy about what we say to each other when the lights are off and no one else is listening. After the swiping, the drinking, the small talk and the big tal...

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Changing the Sheets

21:15

03 Aug

Gash Theatre Needs Some Space

‘Boy, you're an alien. Your touch, so foreign. Wanna be your victim. Ready for abduction’ (K Perry, 2011).Board Starship Gash for a voyage of interstellar sex-ploits! Do aliens have bo...

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How to Build a Wax Figure

Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor. Anatomical wax sculptor meets girl. They fall in love. Or something like that. Bea's older neighbour was her first love, her first cigarette, her first prosthetic eye....

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How to Build a Wax Figure

12:55

04 Aug

I Feel the Need

'The need for speed!' This thrilling cross between Fleabag and Top Gun is written and performed by Loree "Rowdy" Draude, one of the first women to fly combat jets for the U.S. Navy. Loree c...

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I Feel the Need

13:00

04 Aug

In the Interests of Health and Safety Can Patrons Kindly Supervise Their Children at All Times

In a room of questionable hygiene. In the dark of a fairy dell. In the tinkling omnipresence of ice cream and the alluring uncovered well... A place where children's lives are unbounded by constant adult...

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In the Name of the Son

Powerful story chronicling the extraordinary life of The Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon following his release from prison. Charting Conlon's remarkable journey receiving over £1 million pounds, ...

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In the Name of the Son

13:10

03 Aug

Intelligence

Intelligence transports us into the basement of the US State Department, where two young Foreign Officers are forced to rethink their secret views on American diplomacy, working on a back-channel ne...

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Intelligence

12:40

03 Aug

It All

Cameron Cook pushes character work to incredible new heights in his debut solo show, previously performed to sold-out audiences at Soho Theatre. Join him on an intense, dreamlike ride through vivid character...

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It All

17:10

04 Aug

Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet

A camp play on the Lizzie Borden case, Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet is a comedy about axe murder, sexual depravity and the installation of a toilet.Lottie, an unsuspecting spinster, stands accused ...

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Musclebound

Following her multi award-winning theatre debut, Passionate Machine, Rosy Carrick is back. When bodybuilders and 80s action films unite, you can always count on a good hard flogging! And, for a young Rosy, w...

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Musclebound

17:50

03 Aug

Müller's Last Tape

Last year, while clearing out my grandfather's house, I stumbled across hundreds of hidden envelopes. Every envelope contained a cassette tape, each labelled, Project S. As I listened, I realised that Gr...

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Müller's Last Tape

11:40

04 Aug

Never Let Go: An Unauthorized Retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic

Never Let Go is a thrilling, hilarious one-man show the New York Times calls 'a feat of ingenuity'. Watch Michael Kinnan pack the three-and-a-half-hour epic into just one hour, with a surprisingly su...

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Silkworm

Written by Vlad Butucea, directed by Mojisola Elufowoju. The story of two women living in a Glasgow tower block, seeking asylum from the UK Home Office on the basis of their sexual orientation, and waiting t...

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Silkworm

18:50

03 Aug

Something About George

All Things Must Pass, they say. Well, George Harrison's name will live on forever. This brand-new show will answer the question 'where does life take you after being in the greatest band in the histo...

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Something About George

14:30

04 Aug

Something About Simon

Paul Simon is a name that has cemented itself into the 'hearts and bones' of audiences all over the world. In this critically acclaimed show, singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones not only recites the ...

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Something About Simon

13:00

04 Aug

The Golfer

A fast-paced, comic fantasia by two-time Fringe First winner Brian Parks. An ordinary guy skips work to play golf where he's struck by lightning, thrusting him into a world of hard-nosed detectives, talk...

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The Golfer

15:05

03 Aug

We Are Traffic: An Uber Adventure

When writer/performer Jonathan Tipton Meyers lost his girlfriend, his business and his identity, he got in his car and drove. With the audience in the backseat, this bravura monologue chronicles Jonathan'...

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The Choir of Man

Choir of Man is the best night in your local you've ever had. It's a party, it's a concert, it's a lock-in like no other.Featuring breathtaking reinventions of chart-topping hits from ...

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The Choir of Man

20:40

04 Aug