Theatre

Theatre Shows

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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An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

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An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

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The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 11, 23-25, 29 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
MAY 14-15 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

"Laugh out loud”, “Slick and powerful writing that keeps the audience mesmerised throughout” * * * * (London Pub Theatres) This comedic one man show introduces Stuart Bagcliffe, who is about to perform his biographical play to an audience for the first time. Ill prepared and lacking experience, Stuart is naturally a bundle of nerves. Join him as he attempts to make it through the play in one piece, contending with his overbearing mother watching from the wings, a sound technician who's half asleep, as well as his own demons and insecurities. What could possibly go wrong? ...


Flumps

Flumps

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Flumps

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The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29 at 14:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £10
MAY 29, JUN 2 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £10
JUN 1 at 22:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £10

From the company who produced last year’s five-star, award-winning BRAVE FACE, here comes FLUMPS! A comedic extravaganza of puppetry, music & a hint of darkness, FLUMPS is boldly bursting with wacky plot twists & eccentric realities. This piece of new writing by Emma Pallett explores the lives of two siblings dreaming of a life filled with profligacy: Felicity (age 8) & Harvey (age 13) spend summer alone in their caravan when their mother goes missing. Will our two dysfunctional heroes find freedom in a life of cushioned fantasy or are they destined to face a reality of responsibilit...


Fragile

Fragile

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Fragile

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The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8
JUN 2 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

Fragile is about a self-assured and powerful woman who “doesn't need anyone”. When lost in the middle of the mountains, this woman realizes that she got it all wrong. In order to survive, she has to go back, get rid of all the layers that she is unnecessarily wearing, and admit that asking for help is her way out. Vulnerability, breakthroughs, empowerment, and new beginnings. The story, based on real-life experiences, follows an independent and strong woman who, in a dangerous and deadly situation is scared of being vulnerable and admitting that she needs help. She tries to keep up the appear...


Happenings

Happenings

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Happenings

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The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10-12, 17-19 at 18:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

If your life is made up of things that happen to you, then what is your value if nothing ever happens? How much would you dare risk to push your life agenda, and how easily can it all fall apart? In these tough times, everything is a struggle. Happenings explores the unfulfilled aspirations and monotonous existences of three 30-somethings, who have the whole world at their feet, but cannot find the way to move forward. Jane wishes that something, anything, would happen to her, to fill the void in her life. Clearly everyone else is happy. One look at any social media feed will tell you that...



Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

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Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

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The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £7

In this show character comedian Robert Inston with respect to victims, and irreverence that only comes from knowledge...dissects the suspected perpetrators and celebrities dumbfounded by the demon of Whitechapel. In part one, he gives an overview of the period...particularly the response of the Government and Queen Victoria herself whose own grandson was a suspect. In Part 2, he "becomes" George Chapman wife poisoner; John Piser, known as Leather Apron as he worked in a slaughterhouse; the pathetic Aaron Kosminski who was more solitary than social.... ...


Not Drunk but Disorderly

Not Drunk but Disorderly

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Not Drunk but Disorderly

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The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30-31 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3

Howard and Geoffrey are local police officers who don't know how to office. Nine residents, one murder. Two actors, nine characters. Trouble is easy to find, but a murderer isn’t. When called to the scene, Howard and Geoffrey not only have to find the perpetrator but also find the dead body that they somehow managed to lose. Not Drunk but Disorderly is a physical comedy that entertains, humours and mocks each other and the society we live in. A live theatre performance that fundamentally focuses on the characters and relishes in the going wrong. Murder mystery meets Dumb and Dumber....


Simon Says

Simon Says

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Simon Says

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The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 2-3, 5 at 17:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

LIVERPOOL FRINGES BEST ORIGINAL SHOW Simon Says is brought to you from the incredible mind of Simon. Religious leader. Saviour. God. Let him show you the joy he can bring to your lives as we follow four ungrateful followers through this parable of hubris, discontent and ingratitude. After growing tired of his less than lavish lifestyle, 458 decides to rebel against Simon. Aware he cannot do it alone, he tries to convince his fellow believers, 457, 460 and 461, to join him on his journey to liberation. However, due to their blind loyalty, apathy and stupidity, he struggles to get everyone...


Vermin

Vermin

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Vermin

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The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15 at 16:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
MAY 16, 22 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
MAY 19, 30 at 21:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
MAY 29 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

“You could hear them under the floor…making something of a home for themselves. But this was our home. Not theirs.” Rachel and Billy didn’t meet in the most usual of circumstances. But seven months later, they’re in love, married and moving into the potential house of their dreams. What could be better? Following an unsettling discovery of a rat infestation, Rachel and Billy find their lives and relationship spiralling out of control, forcing them to go to war with their pesky intruders…and each other. A darkly comic emotional rollercoaster that is full of laughs, shocks, secrets and veng...


Yolk

Yolk

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Yolk

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The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 26-28 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Following success at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, YOLK returns after a period of lockdown hibernation - bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever! A combination of clown, absurd comedy, poetry and song, YOLK is a surreal journey into human existence, beginning in the ovary and ending in death. The show is a subtle, silly, sexy celebration of life, with all the beauty, mess and madness that it encompasses, that asks why we are here and what it means to be a woman. Previous praise for YOLK: “Silly, sexy and moving... you’ll laugh till your ovaries burst! ” “Whimsical, wise, funny and poigna...