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Charlies A Clepto
Assembly Showcatcher (online)

Charlie’s a Clepto

A woman desperately tries – and fails – to keep out of trouble for 24 hours, with amusing and moving results

Destiny Florence Espeut-Nickless
Pleasance Online

Destiny

Aspirations of becoming an MTV backup dancer meet unforgiving reality

FOW
Summerhall [ONLINE]

FOW [ONLINE]

Fascinating accessible love story from Taking Flight

Planet Bar

Miss DQ Live!

A fun, colourful and celebratory hour of fun from the UK’s only dwarf drag queen, the delectable Miss DQ

Edinburgh Festival Fringe [ONLINE]

We Missed You

A touching and delicate balancing act of introspection and clowning

Edinburgh Festival Fringe [ONLINE]

My House

Interesting historical fiction could be even more engaging

Pleasance Cabaret Bar

Press

A witty, intelligent and unmissable satire of the movie industry starring a clever storyline and two outstanding performances

Black Box Live [ONLINE]

EGG

Pregnancy, motherhood and 80s hits all make an appearance in this dynamic solo show

Within Sight
Summerhall [ONLINE]

Within Sight

Elegiac lament for a world that doesn’t discriminate

Afloat
Summerhall [ONLINE]

Afloat [ONLINE]

Fun, thought-provoking play presents a wake-up call about climate change

Afterparty
SpaceTriplex

Afterparty

Fun, feisty, in your face theatre from brand new company F-Bomb

Burnt Out
Assembly Roxy

Burnt Out

Thoughtful visual and dance theatre muses on fossil fuels, forest fires and climate change

We Came To Dance
Nicolson Square

We Came To Dance

Vibrant immersive musical packs a punch with an optimistic message about our chance to tackle climate change

Open
Edinburgh Festival Fringe [ONLINE]

Open

Energetic play about love and magic is tricky

Skank
Pleasance Courtyard

Skank

Saucy stand up provides food for thought

Thunderstruck
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Thunderstruck

An unbelievable, seismic performance that brings together comedy, drama, and some outstanding musical talent for an outstanding combination

Screen 9
Pleasance at EICC

Screen 9

An essential, unmissable deep dive into trauma and how we come together to try and heal from unbearable moments of tragedy

Multistory

Rituel

Masculinity explored through dance and theatre by bold new company Matsena Productions

Counteminers Radio 69
theSpace @ Symposium Hall

Radio 69

A clever, tense and unbelievably funny play that perfects satire, balancing comedy and drama in the best possible way

theSpace @ Surgeon's Hall

Absolutely Burlesque

A predictably accomplished night of burlesque featuring an ensemble of talented, charismatic dancers doing what they do best

Gobby
Pleasance Online

GOBBY

Exploration of self-awareness through the lens of five house parties

Kill Me Now
Summerhall [ONLINE]

Kill Me Now [ONLINE]

Dirty Protest Theatre’s smart, funny play on Zoom muses on joyful – and not so joyful – endings

The Event David Calvitto
Assembly Roxy

The Event

David Calvitto’s fascinating meta-theatre takes an unconventional approach

Tropicana
theSpace Triplex

Tropicana

A wonderfully camp, energetic and moving hour of music and comedy, featuring an absolute tornado of a cabaret star

Bromance
Assembly George Square Gardens

Bromance

A breathtaking Bromance that will make your heart melt

Funbox
Multistory

Funbox: Back to the Fringe

A joyous, sing-a-long hour of theatre that sees some of the most experienced figures in children’s entertainment work their magic

Edinburgh Festival Fringe [ONLINE]

Mary Stuart [ONLINE]

Electric performances of Schiller’s monarchs are let down by an unnecessary conceit

Lauriston Hall

Run

Gifted actor captivates despite sparse staging

Sweet FA

Sweet F.A.

Ballsy brilliant production celebrating football and female emancipation

A Wire Apart
Summerhall [ONLINE]

A Wire Apart [ONLINE]

Visually impressive but narratively thin exploration of how technology keeps us apart

Doppler

Doppler

Magical production in the grounds of Newhailes House from site-specific experts, Grid Iron

Celebrating Okoe
Multistory

Celebrating Okoe

Ghanaian rhythms with Scottish Jazz spirit will have you tail-shaking in your seats

theSpace Triplex

Moonlight on Leith

A finely tuned and loving ode to the vibrant community of Leith, brought to life by a talented cast of graduates

Sunshine On Leith
Multistory

Sunshine On Leith

Enthusiastic performance from one of Edinburgh’s leading amateur groups on a showpiece stage

1902 Saltire Sky
Leith Arches

1902

Slick, spirited, sweaty theatre celebrating the importance of supporting your (football) team

On Your Bike

Wickedly clever and impressively polished production deserves to sell-out its run

Fear of Roses Amy Gilbrook and Dominka Ucar
Assembly Roxy

Fear of Roses

A slick, tense and intelligent crime thriller that might just leave you wanting to get one up on your manipulative boss

Little Shop Of Horrors
George Watson's College

Little Shop of Horrors

Brilliantly performed, with equal measures of wit and style, Little Shop of Horrors defies expectations to offer a thunderously good time