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How to Suffer Better

How to Suffer Better

After catching her fiancé screwing her friend, Celeste reads under a Snapple bottle cap: ‘We can't stop ourselves from suffering, but we can learn how to suffer better’. Mystified, she seeks out fellow sufferers to assist her in decoding the message. She finds a homeless man with a split personality, an octogenarian who invented a dating app, a maid longing for love, a clown enduring a bureaucratic nightmare and an angry teen who threw a rock at Trump’s head. They all come together before Continue Reading

Nasty Women on the Fringe – Sajeela Kershi and Friends

Nasty Women on the Fringe – Sajeela Kershi and Friends

Did you support the #WomensMarch? The only place to march this August is down to this female-led show! A rotating line-up of talented, award-winning, critically acclaimed guests, they're the 'nastiest' women performing at the Fringe this year. Kicking ass and kicking back at anyone advocating #Walls #Bans #Hate. Sample a smorgasbord from all genres (including comedy, improv, theatre and cabaret et al, with a political/feminist bite). Hosted by comedian Sajeela Kershi, Winner of AWA Women of Continue Reading

Famous Scots from the Past

Famous Scots from the Past

Kings or Queens? Thinkers or Doers? Rogues or Heroes? This exciting exhibition showcases the lives of some of the most famous and infamous Scots, told through unique treasures from the national archives. On display in the elegant setting of Robert Adam’s Register House, this is a chance to delve into our collection of historical documents and meet some of the great characters of Scottish history. In the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and the 250th anniversary of Edinburgh's New Continue Reading

Lee Hathaway: The MagDaddy – Free

Lee Hathaway: The MagDaddy – Free

The man who fooled Penn & Teller hits the Edinburgh Festival to assert himself as the pimp among magicians – or so he thinks! With over 20 years of experience as a professional magician, TV talent shows, the Youtube generation and media-whore celebrities are in all the firing line as Lee lets rip on the state of magic in the UK today and lets you in on some of the real secrets behind the façade. Prepare to be astonished, laugh out loud and become magically enlightened along the way! Continue Reading

Circled in the Radio Times by John Osborne

Circled in the Radio Times by John Osborne

A brand new storytelling show by John Osborne (John Peel's Shed, Sky 1's After Hours). Finding a collection of old copies of the Radio Times leads John to piece together the life of the previous owner through the shows that have been circled. This show looks at the changing way all of us watch television. 'Sits somewhere between Daniel Kitson and Tom Wrigglesworth, I could have listened for hours' (Independent on John Peel's Shed). 'Beautifully written, funny and poignant' Continue Reading

Chris Cook: Control

Chris Cook: Control

‘An absolute master of his stage and a reminder of how cool magic is’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Cheeky magician with the slickness of a stand-up’ **** (Stage). **** (ThreeWeeks). Hit magician, Chris Cook returns to the Fringe with a question... Are you still in control? Chris has some brand-new tricks up his sleeve for his fourth year at the Fringe. Chris is an award-winning young magician with an original style and quick-witted charm. Expect a show full of cheeky audience Continue Reading

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The Time Machine

The Time Machine

HG Wells's sci-fi masterpiece is reborn as a brand new musical adventure. Original songs, a rip-roaring score, and live sound effects from 800,000 years in the future! Written and performed by film composer Laurence Owen and comedian Lindsay Sharman. In association with Seabright Productions. Malcolm Hardee Award winner 2015. ‘A tour-de-force’ **** (Skinny). ‘Brilliantly written and remarkably scored’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Ridiculously clever... Not many performers take your Continue Reading

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