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Have a look through our selection of Theatre Shows! We are sure To have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

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Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

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Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

WINNER OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, NEURODIVERSE REVIEW 2023. Part two of the ECCENTRICS UNITE SHOW OF 2023 takes us further and deeper into the world of eccentrics. WILL YOU JOIN THE BRAVE LINEAGE OF ECCENTRICS? TAKE THE ECCENTRICITY TEST WITH A FREE CARD. What is it like to live your life outside of the constraints of society? Literally not to care what people think, or be able to relate to social groups without asserting your own agenda. Are you Eccentric - take the test? Laugh, love and live the lives of true Outsiders as they hijack Paul Wady's body. He won't be around ...


Home Body - The Musical

Home Body - The Musical

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Home Body - The Musical

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Coco Boho / Main Room
AUG 9, 16 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Marking its debut performance at Edinburgh Fringe 2024 this new hilarious black comedy incorporates original catchy songs which will have you contemplating life, while swaying in the aisles! Follow office worker Angela on her reflective journey from this world into the next as she navigates past misdemeanours in her quest to reach heaven. Written by Sarah Jane Quinn. Starring - KATHLEEN RUDDY LORRAINE MCGOWAN GEORGE DOCHERTY Original music by Hugh Quinn ...


Loose Lips by Lucy Frederick

Loose Lips by Lucy Frederick

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Loose Lips by Lucy Frederick

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32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

OMG have you heard...? Jill and Jackie sit down to work with every intention of not indulging their terrible addiction to talking about their co-workers. But Pheme on reception told Jill something HUGE and she can't contain it any more. And Jackie will just DIE when she finds out... or at least... someone will. A new play by Lucy Frederick about the epic joy (and dangers) of gossip. Cast - Stephanie Laing Robyn Perkins Praise for previous plays - "Moving and macabre - like Alan Bennet meets Tales of the Unexpected" **** The Scotsman ...


My Magdalene Book of Shadows

My Magdalene Book of Shadows

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My Magdalene Book of Shadows

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Coco Boho / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

"Each of you must write your Book of Shadows, as Magdalene did, to teach those who will come after." It’s how our learning gets passed down. So now I'm writing mine, since there’s one born to pass it on to. She’s early. I know because I’m still alive. I expected to be her ancestor. Yet here I am. Better get writing. Before the age we’re in clangs its gates closed and the next one is upon us. It won’t be long, listening to the young women in the street “Morning, goddess,” on their way to work. “G’night, witch,” going home, expecting to arrive safe. As if there had been no stake-burnings, grove-...


Projection

Projection

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Projection

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The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-25 at 19:25 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Get ready for a laugh-out-loud rollercoaster as "Projection" takes center stage at the Comedy Theatre Festival! Dive into the hilarious world of Lucy, a spiritual guru navigating the highs and lows of love, all projected live on stage. Watch as Lucy's online escapades unfold in real-time, from her quirky affirmations to her SMS melodramas with the emotionally elusive Tom. Will the audience become part of the action with text messages popping up on their phones? Brace yourselves for interactive hilarity! In a city where spirituality meets the harsh reality of skyrocketing rent, Lucy's jou...


The Devil Went Down To Gorgie

The Devil Went Down To Gorgie

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The Devil Went Down To Gorgie

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West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 18-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Do you want to hear a scary story? Mac and Beth will try anything to speed up their work team bonding session. Join us to hear what possesses Beth to tell her tale of Rosie, a single mother with an age-old problem. Something is off with her 6-year-old son. Is it chicken pox, the flu, or something more sinister? With the help of a tarot-wielding primary school teacher and a retired exorcist, she might find the cure in The Devil Went Down To Gorgie. ...