EDINBURGH | GLASGOW | ABERDEEN | INVERNESS | DUNDEE | PERTH

Ellie Dubois: No Show

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A lack of structure and plot let down this powerful set of female circus performers.

13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018

Bottom

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Willy Hudson delivers a funny and touching performance that looks at queer identity and relationships.

3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Island Town

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A dark and arresting tale of small town life.

3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Everything Not Saved

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Dublin’s Malaprop Theatre explore the limitations of memory in intellectually teasing production

1 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

One Life Stand

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An enjoyable and interesting gig-theatre love story.

3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Tremor

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Division and guilt reverberate in this coming together in the round.

3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

See-Through

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Documentary drama gives an insightful look behind the screen of internet fame.

3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Extinguished Things

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A poignant, almost dreamy look at the minutiae of one couple’s life.

20 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Square Go

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A hilarious and boisterous fight in the round.

3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Another One

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A nasty and absurd exploration of human existence

3 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018

Tetra-Decathlon

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A young woman with dogged persistence and determination charts her journey to the world championships.

14 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Void

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Intelligent, thought-provoking dance at Summerhall reflects on what we have made of our world

14 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Erewhon

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A Magic Lantern is employed to tell a mystical story of colonialism.

18 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

The Midnight Soup

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Soup, suicide and the pleasure in the small stuff

14 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Where It Hurts

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A passionate, searing tribute to the NHS by Grassmarket Projects

4 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

The Sauna

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A Finnish pastime is given a mask and physical theatre makeover.

15 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

A Generous Lover

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La JohnJoseph paints a beautiful picture with their words.

2 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

The Hit

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A funny and engaging puppet show that uniquely presents ideas on neuroscience.

13 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

The Hit

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A funny and engaging puppet show that uniquely presents ideas on neuroscience.

21 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

The Basement Tapes

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A grandmother’s secrets are discovered in this gripping Kiwi thriller

3 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018

De Fuut

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Bastiaan Vandendreissche’s morally challenging solo play lacks focus despite a strong performance.

3 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018

Never Vera Blue

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Starkly observed insight into abusive relationships

1 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Flight

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Darkfield create another all-consuming experience that takes you into a different reality.

5 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

All the Lights Are On

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Finnish playwright Kaisa Lundan explores how illness can take its toll on loved ones.

1 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Baby Face

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A daring take on the infantilisation of women.

1 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Blackout

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Will leave you punch-drunk and challenge the myths on alcoholism. It’s a sobering thought.

9 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Closed Doors

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Part poetry, part rap, part song from the multi-talented Belle Jones.

5 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Egg

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Sarah Bebe Holmes is entrancing from start to finish in this masterfully crafted piece of physical theatre.

3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

After the Cuts

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Gary McNair’s drama contemplates a future without the NHS. The result isn’t promising.

3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Alma, A Human Voice

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One-man play fails to effectively explore femininity and pain.

4 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Skids & Big Country

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Cathartic double-header from Fife’s finest that even the rain can’t dampen.

on 19 Jun 2018

Burns Unbroke

Contrasting artistic interpretations of the Bard in a six-week Summerhall programme.

25 Jan 2018 - 10 Mar 2018

Blanche and Butch

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Biting drag comedy that shines a discoball on disability in theatre.

13 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017

LIES (£¥€$)

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A mesmerising demonstration of why the world’s finances are in such a pickle

4 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Cosmic Scallies

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A tale of ambition, poverty, prejudice and finding yourself.

7 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017

Workshy

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Audacious, raw, and banal play addressing one woman’s employment experiences.

2 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Doglife

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A raw, dark and uncompromising portrayal of a gangland enforcer and his relationships with women

4 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

You’ve Changed

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Kate O’Donnell present a heartfelt music and storytelling show.

8 Apr 2017 - 1 Jan 1970

Love Bombs & Apples

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Sharp, funny, political theatre with some lovely moments of poetry.

8 Feb 2017 - 1 Jan 1970

The Gardener

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Play about growing old packs an emotional punch far greater than subtle delivery would have you believe. 

2 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Last Resort

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Boisterous, brilliant theatre that shines a light on the treatment of detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

2 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Slut

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An interesting and challenging work, with remarkable narrative clarity.

4 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Box Clever

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A beautifully written show about neglect, with added clowning.

8 May 2017 - 1 Jan 1970

The Shape of Pain

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Pain is presented in a unique and tormenting performance.

2 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

No Show

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A clever contemporary circus piece that may change how you look at the genre.

9 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017

Heather

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A powerful performance challenging stereotypes and how we judge others.

4 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Séance

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Stupendously sinister, suspenseful immersive theatre in a pitch-black container from Darkfield

8 Feb 2017 - 1 Jan 1970

How To Act

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Pacy, gripping theatre that questions our assumptions.

6 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

The Sky Is Safe

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Compelling depiction of stories rarely told, by brilliant Scottish writer/actor Matthew Zajac

2 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

The North! The North!

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Exciting and interesting visual theatre with animation and illustration.

on 1 Jan 1970

Rura

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Four piece traditional music outfit entertain the crowd at TradFest.

on 6 May 2017

Dallahan

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An inventive mix of Eastern European and Celtic folk music at Aberdeen’s Underdog

on 2 May 2017

Lee Ranaldo

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Lee Ranaldo performs a rare solo show in Edinburgh.

on 16 Nov 2016

Meursault

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Meursault mark their return with an epic live show in Summerhall

on 8 Oct 2016

Two Man Show

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Words, music and physical theatre combine in this inventive performance piece.

21 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017

Beyond Price

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Skills and techniques of acting haven’t changed… this is the valuable passing on of knowledge.

3 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

Faslane

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Jenna Watt’s one-woman lecture on the Trident debate.

3 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

The Brain Show

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Meticulous delivery and ear for mimicry

6 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

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A story of homecoming and discovery told through music, dance and drama.

3 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

Growth

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A straight-talking Tinder date raises the possibility that a young man may have testicular cancer

6 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

Every Brilliant Thing

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Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe’s touching comedy about coping with a loved one’s depression

6 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

World Without Us

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Experimental Belgian theatre company Ontoerend Goed present a meditation on a world post human existence.

6 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

MacBain

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A disappointing and unimaginative take on Shakespeare and grunge.

8 May 2016 - 1 Jan 1970

Adler & Gibb

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A confusing, but engaging drama about the fictional and reclusive conceptual artists Janet Adler and Margaret Gibb.

8 May 2016 - 1 Jan 1970

Cuncrete

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Rachael Clerke and The Great White Males present a punk rock drag king extravaganza.

8 May 2016 - 1 Jan 1970

Heads Up

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A powerful, expressive monologue about the end of the world.

3 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

Dirty Three

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Trio leave the audience mesmerised with a rare live show at Summerhall

on 5 Jul 2016

MagicFair Lates

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The hours fly by at Summerhall as audiences sample the best of MagicFest

1 Jul 2016 - 3 Jul 2016