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More details - Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities
Get the kids outdoors this summer and away from the screens with a visit to Fort Douglas adventure park. If you’re searching for things to do with the kids during the holidays you’ll find extra activities to take part in, all included in your entry fee.
Fort Douglas, Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 29 Jun 19 to Sun 18 Aug

More details - Information Lecture:  Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening. Through the absorption of the divine power, many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain, that have been declared as “incurable” by the medical profession.
The Salisbury Centre 2 Salisbury Rd
Sat 13 Jul, Sat 24 Aug

More details - Algorithms
The tragi-comic Algorithms introduces the bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation. Developed on the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab and longlisted for the Tony Craze Award 2018, Algorithms is a hilarious and touching new one woman play, written and performed by Sadie Clark (longlisted 4Stories, Channel 4 new-talent...
Pleasance Courtyard (Baby Grand), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg
2018 winner of Primary Times Children’s Choice Award, Theatre Fideri Fidera present their new comic play for all ages which takes on the amazing evolutionary process that transformed the wolf into man’s best friend.
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Dining Room), 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - The Burning
Following back-to-back sell out shows, including All Quiet on the Western Front and Tobacco Road, Incognito return, in their award-winning physical style, with a formidable tale of corruption, persecution and roaring rage.
Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Paradise Lodge
A musical comedy set in a care home, Paradise Lodge is based on writer Steve Cooper’s experience of caring for his mother-in-law in her final years as she lived with dementia. One in three people will develop dementia and Paradise Lodge encourages people to think about the person behind the condition.
Underbelly Bristo Square (Dairy Room)
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass
Following a highly successful run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and an extensive UK tour, Captain Flinn is back and is, once again, ready for a rollicking adventure!
Pleasance Courtyard (One), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 19 Aug

More details - Knot
Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed circus theatre work by Nikki & JD. These talented performers use breathtaking hand-to-hand and dance skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice: how can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love?
Assembly Roxy (Upstairs), 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Audacious Mr Astley - the man who invented circuses!
The man who invented circuses returns to #Edfringe! With his wife, war hero and trick-rider Phillip Astley roped off a Ring in an open field in Lambeth, London, near today’s Waterloo Station, and from Easter Monday 1768 performed astounding displays of equestrian expertise.
Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance, EDINBURGH
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Fishbowl
Winner of France’s Molière Award for Best Comedy Play 2017, Fishbowl now makes its UK premiere, bringing its farcical antics and physical comedy extravaganza to Pleasance Grand.
60 Pleasance
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Fox
Inspired by true events, Katie Guicciardi’s Fox is a sharply observed drama that explores our complex relationship with ‘help’ - our desire to give it and the need to seek it for ourselves - in an increasingly isolating society.
60 Pleasance
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Manual Cinema's Frankenstein
Returning to the Fringe with an exciting UK premiere, Manual Cinema (Ada/Ava, Lula del Ray) find a special affinity with Mary Shelley’s gothic story about the reanimation of obsolete materials.
Underbelly Bristo Square, Teviot Place
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Drowning
The perfect world premiere for true crime fans, Drowning is Jessica Ross’ blistering new play about the Lainz Angels of Death. In 1991, four Austrian nurses were charged with murdering 49 elderly patients in their beds, although estimates now put the death toll nearer to 200.
Pleasance Courtyard (Above), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul to Mon 12 Aug, Wed 14 Aug to Mon 26 Aug

More details - A Womb of One's Own
Funny, clever and politically challenging, A Womb of One’s Own follows a young woman on her journey of self and sexual discovery, exploring the emotional rollercoaster of an unwanted pregnancy, an abortion and the surrounding taboos.
Pleasance Dome (Ten), Potterow, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Bible John
Recipient of Pleasance’s Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve 2019, Bible John uses a real, unsolved series of murders that occurred in Glasgow at the Barrowlands Ballroom in the late 60s to interrogate the current cult of true crime and notions of victimhood.
Pleasance Courtyard (Above), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Bobby & Amy
From Fringe First award-winner Emily Jenkins (Rainbow, Edinburgh Fringe; Cookies, Theatre Royal Haymarket) comes Bobby & Amy, a dark comedy about friendship, heartache and the repercussions of foot-and-mouth disease.
Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs), 60 Pleasance
Wed 31 Jul to Sun 11 Aug, Tue 13 Aug to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Imagination Workshop Hub
Imagination Workshop – eleven 5-star shows in one classy hub, new for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, and now officially the home of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Curated by Interactive Theatre International (ITI) and based in The Principal Hotel in George Street, Imagination Workshop plays host to 11 shows –
Imagination Workshop, v119 The Principal Hotel Edinburgh George Street
Thu 1 Aug 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Bromance
The UK’s hottest circus company, award-winning Barely Methodical Troupe, are bringing their debut show Bromance back to where it all began.
Assembly Rooms (Music Hall), 54 George Street
Thu 1 Aug to Tue 6 Aug, Thu 8 Aug to Sun 11 Aug, Tue 13 Aug to Sun 18 Aug, Tue 20 Aug to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Do Our Best
Do Our Best is a devastating comedy from the exciting new voice of Welsh writer Remy Beasley (Stella, Sky One; Paines Plough Roundabout Season 2016), directed by Fringe First award-winning director, Hannah Banister.
Underbelly Cowgate (Iron Belly), 66 Cowgate
Thu 1 Aug to Sun 11 Aug, Tue 13 Aug to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Birth
A poignant visual piece of theatre with incredible live music, Birth comes to Pleasance following a sell-out run at London International Mime Festival 2019. In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth.
Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Thu 1 Aug 19 to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Superstar
After years of pretending to be other people, self-censoring and changing her name for fear of anyone finding out who her brother is, Nicola Wren (Replay, 501 Things I Do In My Bedroom) realised that to find her place in the world, she would need to stop hiding who she is.
Underbelly Cowgate (Iron Belly), 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh
Thu 1 Aug 19 to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Four Woke Baes
A stag party in the wilderness awakens four friends to their true natures in this exciting UK premiere from Jonathan Caren (Gypsy, Netflix; The Sinner, Netflix; Rise, NBC; A Million Little Things, ABC), one of America’s most acclaimed playwrights.
Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Button)
Thu 1 Aug 19 to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe
This brand new, fully immersive comedy opened in September 2018 to rave reviews. It’s appearing at Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 2019.
Venue 119: Principal Edinburgh George Street, 19-21 George Street
Thu 1 Aug 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Confetti & Chaos at Edinburgh Fringe
This is the worst wedding reception you’ll ever go to… and everyone is invited! Returning to Edinburgh Fringe: the 5-star all-in-one dining experience that has fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress!
Venue 119: Imagination Workshop, Principal Edinburgh George Street, 19-21 George Street
Thu 1 Aug 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Fulfilment
What really goes on in Amazon Fulfilment Centres? Award-winning company SharkLegs return to the Fringe with their new show Fulfilment, interrogating the true price of next-day delivery. Disarmingly funny and playful, the show is created live every night aided by the desires of the audience.
Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Laugh), 66 Cowgate
Thu 1 Aug 19 to Sun 25 Aug

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