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Big Angie

KB Brannigan with Thriving Places and Glasgow Life

Big Angie

Comedy (New Writing, Contemporary)

C soco at ibis (tent) venue 81 Chambers Street, South Bridge and Cowgate, EH1 1HN
14-20 Aug at 22:00 (0hr45)
pay what you think (unticketed)
Recommended 16+
Glasgow's big darling comes to Edinburgh. Trouble, turban and tirade, Big Angie's the one to watch. 'The start of a long, eventful journey which will one day lead to The Hydro – and I'll be there!' Fred Macaulay.
Care Takers

Truant Company

Care Takers

Theatre (Drama, Contemporary)

C (+3) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
3-29 Aug (not 15 Aug) at 18:35 (1hr05)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / children £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 14+
Jamie's teacher thinks he's being bullied because he's gay. She wants to help but a bigger bully stands in her way. 'Hits home with a punch ★★★★★ WhatsonStage.com. 'Fiery and quick… great piece of writing' ★★★★★ RemoteGoat.com.
Crazed

Ecce Theatre

Crazed

Theatre (New Writing, Contemporary)

C nova (studio 3) venue 145 India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 2EX
3-29 Aug (not 15) at 15:05 (1hr00)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 16+
Six students are halfway through the best years of their life, surrounded by drinks, drugs and drama. But when everyone is off their heads, what about consent? Hard-hitting production asks how well you know your best friends.
Death and the Maiden

Sevenoaks School Theatre Company

Death and the Maiden

Theatre (Drama, Contemporary)

C too (main house) venue 4 St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW
4-13 Aug at 18:30 (1hr20)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / children £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
Rape allegations. A doctor held at gunpoint by a lawyer and his wife. Political persecution in an embryonic democracy. Ariel Dorfman's dark psychological thriller set in a Chilean beach house.
Equus

The Rep Theatre Company

Equus

Theatre (Drama, Contemporary)

C (+1) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
21-29 Aug at 16:30 (1hr30)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / children £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
Simple? He loved horses. This intense production of Shaffer's appealing yet disturbing psychodrama offers insight into the motives behind one boy's frenzied attack on the creatures closest to his heart, perhaps reflecting our own moral blindness. Definitely not horseplay.
Fingertips

In the Attic

Fingertips

Theatre (Contemporary, New Writing)

C nova (studio 1) venue 145 India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 2EX
3-29 Aug (not 15) at 15:10 (0hr55)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 14+
Everything you thought you knew is now basically obsolete'. A brave and dynamic piece of new writing, from a critically acclaimed team, exploring the struggle of a lost generation in a digital world. Real people, real relationships, real life.
Foehn Effect

Christina Gavel and Res de Res & En Blanc (Spain)

Foehn Effect

Theatre (International, Contemporary)

C nova (studio 6) venue 145 India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 2EX
14-29 Aug at 19:00 (1hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 16+
An intense act, where the actor takes the public with her on a journey through psychological pain and the phases that she passes: depression, anger, loss of humanity and sense of justice. Hard-hitting social commentary from Spain.
Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Music (Classical, Contemporary)

C too (church) venue 4 St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW
7-14 Aug at 14:15 (1hr30)
Tickets £9.50-£10.50 / concessions £7.50-£8.50 / children £5.50-£6.50
Suitable for all ages
A new Japanese sound, fusing tradition, contemporary Japan, and friendship. Experience the depth and wideness of music with traditional Japanese instruments underpinned by more than 1000 years of tradition. Feel Japan's Elegant Breeze resonate through your body.
Living the Dream

Bradfield College

Living the Dream

Theatre (Contemporary, Comedy)

C nova (studio 3) venue 145 India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 2EX
5-12 Aug at 13:00 (0hr50)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / children £3.50-£5.50
Recommended PG
The youth today don't know how lucky they are. Go-getting, high-achieving, high-earning. It's all too easy for some. Nick Cassenbaum's brand new absurd comedy is about living a dream. Whatever that dream is.
Macbeth

Hackney Empire present TWIST Theatre Company at the Edinburgh Fringe

Macbeth

Musicals (Contemporary, Musical theatre)

C (+1) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
3-20 Aug at 16:35 (1hr25)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / children £6.50-£8.50
Recommended PG
Music. Ambition. Greed. Murder. Shakespeare meets Channel 4's smash hit Empire! A musical adaptation with an R'n'B, grime, and afrobeat vibe set within the British music industry. Performed and created by young Hackney artists.
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