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Today to Mon 19 Aug    

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
Today to Sun 18 Aug

More details - An international Conference on Cancer Science & Stem Cell research
Conference on Cancer Science & Stem cell Research ” This congress will assemble recent researches & findings, oral talks, poster presentation ,Exhibition & other issues in Cancer science from July 29 - 30th, 2019 in Diamond city Amsterdam , Netherlands.
Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mon 29 Jul 19

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - The Claim
After a hit London run in 2018, The Claim comes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, now staged in the round, as part of the British Council Showcase 2019.
Paines Plough’s ROUNDABOUT, Summerhall
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Like Animals
Like Animals is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and not so human) relationships, directed by Herald Angel Award winner Ellie Dubois (No Show).
Summerhall (Old Lab), Summer Place
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Sun 25 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 - 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 - LOVE (Watching Madness)
Critically acclaimed SpeakUp Theatre present a searingly honest one-woman show investigating mums, daughters and the complexities of loving someone with mental illness – specifically bipolar disorder.
60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
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 - Wireless Operator
Told against a backdrop of an extraordinary and dynamic soundscape, Wireless Operator reveals the emotional trauma of one single night in a Lancaster Bomber, during World War II, as a young crew hurtle through a terrifying frenzy of violence.
60 Pleasance
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Madame Ovary
It’s January and Rosa Hesmondhalgh is writing her resolutions. This will be her year. She will stop going out with plonkers, start doing yoga and write some ‘Really Good Art’. But before she’s had a chance to delete her dating apps and get into downward dog, she’s diagnosed with ovarian cancer. And its spread.
Pleasance Dome (Jack Dome), Potterow
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Suffering from Scottishness
An immersive theatrical experience that confronts the unique absurdity of Scottish identity, Suffering From Scottishness from award-winning writer and spoken word artist Kevin P. Gilday (Sonnet Youth, National Theatre of Scotland, BBC) turns a hilariously caustic eye on notions of nationhood and patriotism.
2 Roxburgh Place
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Sun 25 Aug

More details - The Queer House: Pink lemonde and Since U Been Gone
An exciting double bill between HighTide and The Queer House sees Since U Been Gone by Teddy Lamb and Mika Johnson’s Pink Lemonade alternate performances every day.
2 Roxburgh Place
Wed 31 Jul 19

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 - 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 - Collapsible
Collapsible (winner of VAULT Festival 2019’s Origin Award for Outstanding New Work) is a funny, furious new monologue about holding on in this collapsing world, by award-winning Irish writer Margaret Perry (Porcelain, Abbey Theatre), directed by Thomas Martin (Ross and Rachel).
2 Assembly Place
Wed 31 Jul 19

More details - Rust
Rust is about pushing the boundaries of trust, love and lust to the limit in this ultra-contemporary, sexy and funny production from Kenny Emson (Plastic, Old Red Lion) and directed by Eleanor Rhode (King John, Royal Shakespeare Company, Boudica, Shakespeare’s Globe). Nadia and Daniel have just signed for a flat.
2 Roxburgh Place
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Sun 25 Aug

More details - Pops
Pops from award-winning writer Charlotte Josephine (Bitch Boxer, Blush), directed by Ali Pidsley of Barrel Organ, and co-produced by Live Theatre, follows a father and daughter caught in a cycle of addiction.
2 Roxburgh Place
Wed 31 Jul 19 to Sun 25 Aug

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