Category - Contemporary

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Drawn and Quartered

Cry Havoc Theatre Company

Drawn and Quartered

Theatre (Drama, Contemporary)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
1-17 Aug at 18:40 (0hr50)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 14+
Hearing Michael's career is on the downslide, Ana hires her ex to paint the apartment they once shared. She returns to find he indeed painted. But not the colour she left. An evocative examination of former lovers.
Fires Our Shoes Have Made

Pound of Flesh

Fires Our Shoes Have Made

Theatre (Contemporary, Spoken Word)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug (not 13) at 12:00 (01hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
Excalibur, equipped. School, skipped. Six months ago they lost their Mum, today they become the greats they're destined to be. A modern fable mash-up of gig theatre, live foley, and hip-hop influenced slam poetry.
Fringe Film Festival

C presents

Fringe Film Festival

Film (Contemporary, Film)

C south (foyer) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-26 Aug at 11:00 (14hr00)
Admission free (except some ticketed screenings and events)
Recommended 0+
Returning for its fourteenth season, C's critically-acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day. Features work from UK, Europe, America, Asia and worldwide. The destination for discerning film folk. ‘Spectacular' (Scotsman).
Hoichi the Earless

Theatre Ronin (Hong Kong)

Hoichi the Earless

Theatre (Family, Contemporary)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-10 Aug at 13:05 (0hr50)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 5+
Hoichi, the blind lute player, is haunted by the dead. This re-imagining of Japanese folklore, Kwaidan, fuses traditional Chinese Nanguan live music and songs with innovative storytelling and elegant physicality. With English/French surtitles, accessible to all.
Ubu the King

Misanthrope Theatre (Ukraine)

Ubu the King

Theatre (International, Contemporary)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-10 Aug at 16:30 (1hr00)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 14+
Delightfully deranged and beautifully berserk, Misanthrope Theatre re-ignite the flames of rebellion and fervour that saw Alfred Jarry's play close upon its opening in Paris, 1896. A thrilling synthesis of sound, superbly executed physicality and radical drama.
Viva Music!

C presents

Viva Music!

Music (Contemporary, International)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-26 Aug (1, 4 Aug at 22:30; 5-8, 11-15, 19-22, 25 Aug at 23:00; 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 Aug at 24:00) (1hr30)
Admission free (except some ticketed or pay what you think events)
Recommended 14+
Jive along to jazz, party to punk rock, tuck into techno with our cherry-picked musical assortment! A powerhouse of DJs, bands and soloists from around the globe. We've got bangers, we've got beats and we've got Brahms.
Wet

Concha Vidal (Balearic Islands, Spain)

Wet

Theatre (Performance Art, Contemporary)

C viva (main house) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
9-26 Aug (not 19) at 14:00 (0hr30)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
What is it to be a female painter in an art world ran by men? Drawing upon her personal diaries, internationally renowned artist Concha Vidal embodies Jackson Pollock's relationship with the canvas, Lee Krasner and women at large.
Words That I Never Tell

Ningxia Lisiyao Children's Troupe and Chongqing 303 Cultural Transmission (China)

Words That I Never Tell

Theatre (Contemporary, Family)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
11-13 Aug at 10:45 (0hr50)
Tickets £8.50 / concessions £6.50 / under 18s £4.50
Recommended 5+
Inspired by Kahlil Gibran's On Parenting, this experimental piece is created by children who poetically stage their thoughts on intergenerational misunderstandings. With their personalities ignored, children are struggling to pursue their life dreams.
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