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Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

Kitty Walsh

Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

Comedy (Historical, Visual Art)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie’s Close, 304 Lawnmarket EH1 2PS
3-28 Aug (not 15) at 12:45 (0hr50)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 14+
A comedic look at the life and times of the German Renaissance’s coolest dude: artist, diarist and all-round ledge, Albrecht Dürer (the one who drew that weird rhino).
The Chess Player

Theatre Omnibus (Massachusetts, USA)

The Chess Player

Theatre (Historical, New Writing)

C primo (studio) venue 41 19 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JP
2-28 Aug at 12:00 (1hr15)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 12+
Imprisoned by Nazis. Solitary confinement. A stolen book of chess games becomes a prisoner’s grasp on sanity. Fighting madness by choosing schizophrenia, he survives, dividing himself into two feuding chess masters. Richard McElvain reimagines Stefan Zweig’s classic.
A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

The Flanagan Collective and Dominic Allen

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

Theatre (Historical, Solo Show)

C royale (studio 1) venue 6 22 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
2-28 Aug (not 15) at 19:30 (1hr05)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / children £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 12+
Feeling oppressed? So’s Tom Paine. Dominic Allen brings the revolutionary’s incredible story to the stage. A life that bridges Hamilton and Les Miserables. ‘Inspirational’ Stage. ‘Highly recommended’ BroadwayBaby. ‘Unmissable’ EdFestMag.com.
For the School Colours: The Life and Works of Angela Brazil

Not Cricket Productions

For the School Colours: The Life and Works of Angela Brazil

Theatre (Historical, Storytelling)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie’s Close, 304 Lawnmarket EH1 2PS
3-28 Aug (not 14) at 14:55 (1hr00)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / children £5.50-£7.50
Recommended PG
Author of fifty books, Angela Brazil is the largely forgotten creator of the girls’ school tale. She also believed in fairies. Well-researched, irreverent, insightful: this is her story.
Little Boy

My Complex (Japan)

Little Boy

Theatre (Contemporary, Historical)

C royale (studio 3) venue 6 22 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
2-28 Aug (not 15) at 16:00 (0hr50)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / children £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+
‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ So said my father. At the farewell address, I am thinking of him, the truth, and a man destroying the world. Little Boy explores what the innocence means.
The Poltergeist of Cock Lane

PLOS

The Poltergeist of Cock Lane

Musicals (Historical, New Writing)

C (–1) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
2-12 Aug at 16:05 (1hr15)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / children £6.50-£8.50
Suitable for all ages
A grieving widower, drunken landlord and dead wife unite for a murder trial where the main witness is a ghost. Bizarre, dark and moving, this new musical investigates the strangest corner of real London lore.
Toll

Castle Theatre Company

Toll

Theatre (Historical, New Writing)

C (+2) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
2-15 Aug at 14:45 (1hr15)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / children £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+
‘I thought they wanted soldiers…’ Four long years later, naivety had turned to regret. Experience the remarkable true account of Toll, as he recalls his memories of the horrors of the so-called Great War. ‘Shook the audience’ Palatinate.
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