What's On In and Around Edinburgh

Today to Wed 7 Sep, by distance closest first.

Laughing Horse Presents: Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

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There’ll be no storytelling, no deep meaning about relationships, no moral messages near the end... but there might just be quick-fire jokes, dark wordplay, oddball characters, off-the-wall...
Laughing Horse @ City Cafe (Nineties Room). 19 Blair Street, Venue 85 EH1 1QR
Sat 20 Aug to Sun 28 Aug
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Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron

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Fringe favourites Theatre Fideri Fidera are back with a hilarious comic reimagining of the tale of Wilhelm Tell.
Gilded Balloon (Patter Hoose), 3 Chambers Street EH1 1HT
Today to Sun 21 Aug

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

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From voice-straining high notes to limb-spraining high kicks, via on-stage smooches and off-stage feuds, award-winning musical revue I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical reveals everything that you
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose (The Other Yin), 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT
Today to Sun 28 Aug

Hotel Paradiso

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Irresistibly colourful, loud and fun, Hotel Paradiso returns as an unmissable show for the whole family.
Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, (The Beauty), Edinburgh EH1 1EG
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Sat 27 Aug

Love Them To Death

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Written by Max Dickins (The Man on the Moor, Kin, The Trunk) and directed by five times Fringe First award-winner Hannah Eidinow, Love Them To Death explores Fabricated and Induced illness
Underbelly Cowgate (Big Belly), 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JX
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Sun 28 Aug

Jeremy Sassoon’s MOJO

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In this foot-stomping celebration of some of the most iconic and best-loved ‘Musicians Of Jewish Origin’, internationally renowned singer-pianist Jeremy Sassoon and his superb band take you on a
Assembly Checkpoint 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EY
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Wed 17 Aug to Sun 28 Aug

Chansons – Songs and Stories from Piaf, Brel and Me

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The in-person version of “Chansons” plays for a limited run from 5-21 August 2002 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the C ARTS season at C aquila.
C ARTS | C venues | C aquila Venue (Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh (venue 21) EH1 2PW
Sun 21 Aug

(le) Pain

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As the smell of baking bread wafts around the audience, Jean-Daniel (JD) Broussé’s first solo show offers a similar tantalising temptation.
Assembly Roxy (Upstairs), 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU
Today to Sun 28 Aug

Fanboy

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Fringe-first award winner Joe Sellman-Leava (Labels, Monster) explores our relationship with our past and future selves, in this love-hate letter to pop culture and nostalgia.
Pleasance Dome (10 Dome), Potterow, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Sun 21 Aug, Tue 23 Aug to Mon 29 Aug

Speed Dial

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Renowned, multi-award-winning physical theatre company Spies Like Us ( return with Speed Dial, an explosively physical comedy-thriller about connection, forgiveness and cryptic crosswords.
Pleasance Dome (Queen Dome), Potterow, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Today to Mon 15 Aug, Wed 17 Aug to Mon 29 Aug

Brown Boys Swim

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Brown Boys Swim considers two young men on the cusp of change. Karim Khan (recipient of Riz Ahmed’s Left Handed Films and Pillars Fund inaugural fellowship) examines the pressures that surround...
Pleasance Dome (Jack Dome), Potterow, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Sun 28 Aug

Sticky Door

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From the multi-award-winning team behind the highly-acclaimed Sexy Lamp and Bicycles and Fish comes Sticky Door, a personal, honest and funny look at sex, stigma and cystitis, directed by Ellen
Pleasance Dome (Ace Dome), Potterow, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Sun 28 Aug

The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much

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Wes Anderson meets Hitchcock meets spaghetti western in this multi award-winning, intercontinental, inter-genre, cinematic caper of accusations, accidents and accents.
Pleasance Dome (Jack Dome), Potterow, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Today to Tue 16 Aug, Thu 18 Aug to Mon 29 Aug

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster

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Critically acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema (Ada/Ava, Lula del Ray, Frankenstein) return to Edinburgh from Chicago with Leonardo!
Underbelly Bristo Square (Cowbarn), Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Mon 29 Aug

Bogeyman

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In 1791, a Vodou Ceremony begins the Haitian Revolution, to end enslavement on the island. In the present, a man is haunted by ghosts in his city.
Pleasance Dome (Queen Dome), Potterow, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Sun 21 Aug, Tue 23 Aug to Wed 31 Aug

Godot is a Woman

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Godot is a Woman Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh 3rd Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022 Press from 5th August 2022 In 1953 a man wrote a play about waiting In 1988 he sued five women for trying to perform
Pleasance Dome Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Thu 11 Aug to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Sun 21 Aug, Tue 23 Aug to Sun 28 Aug

Surfing the Holyland - Edinburgh Fringe

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“Oh, we have sharks here...but they're not in the water.” Heather is bored of her job, bored of Ohio, and bored of (cough) fertility problems...
Underbelly Bristo Square Teviot Place Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EZ
Today to Mon 29 Aug

Mervyn Stutter's 'Pick of the Fringe'

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Mervyn Stutter’s ’Pick of the Fringe’ WHAT IS THIS SHOW? The Edinburgh Fringe can be a daunting place. So many shows available but how do you know which ones are good and which ones are bad?
60 The Pleasance EH8 9TJ
Today to Wed 17 Aug, Fri 19 Aug to Wed 24 Aug, Fri 26 Aug to Sun 28 Aug
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Let's Talk About Philip About Philip

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Many of us can relate to the concept of families not talking about things – but Helen Wood (The Usherettes,) shows us the extreme in Let’s Talk About Philip, a fast-paced, candid, darkly comic and
Pleasance Courtyard (Beneath), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
Today to Sun 14 Aug, Tue 16 Aug to Sun 28 Aug

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

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Pacey, powerful, and heartbreakingly authentic, Today I Killed My Very First Bird explores hope and despair, combining immersive sound and bold storytelling to create a vivid and visceral theatrical
Pleasance Courtyard (Beside), 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ
Today to Mon 29 Aug

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