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Free Festival Shows

Have a look through our selection of 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!


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time


Listings for 25 October, sorted by Start Time

14:00

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

OCT 25, 31 at 14:15 (60 min) - £5
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs

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" Geoge 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.... ...


15:00

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

Comedy

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

Comedy

OCT 24-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - £5
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has landed a book deal! Is he sitting on a 'modern classic' or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he shrinks a decade specialising in mental health into four nights of comedic (and humane) storytelling. "Perfect and hilarious", Buzzfeed...


17:00

Nik Coppin's Comedy World

Nik Coppin's Comedy World

Comedy

Nik Coppin's Comedy World

Comedy

OCT 25 at 17:15 (60 min) - £5
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs

Nik Coppin's Comedy World is an entertaining collection of stories from a globetrotting funnyman. This is the show of the book of the world tour as Nik puts give you a light-hearted insight into the mind and matters of an international stand-up comedian. And he might mention he has a book to sell. ...


18:00

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

OCT 25 at 18:45 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs

Award-winning comedian Cassidy's true story of his magical, life-changing year. With a crippling bad back, he joined a gym and a big man changed his life forever. You couldn't make it up. BEST SHOW Leicester Comedy Festival Nominee 2020 BEST SHOW Buxton Fringe Nominee 2019 Join Nathan for his award-nominated and critically acclaimed show as he shares the story of that man, that childhood friend, that duck-down duvet, and how he came to be called ‘Observational’. "The best show at this year's Fringe... A classic, structured rollercoaster Fringe hour... star in waiting... he is unto...


20:00

Vladimir McTavish - 60 Minutes To Save The World

Vladimir McTavish - 60 Minutes To Save The World

Comedy

Vladimir McTavish - 60 Minutes To Save The World

Comedy

OCT 25 at 20:15 (60 min) - £7/£5
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs

Global warming, fake news, Brexit, Trump, Britain in shambles, climate change, terrorism. Even before Covid-19, the planet was on the brink. Add a worldwide pandemic and panic-buying of toilet rolls,we are truly looking at the end of civilsation as we know it. In this 2019 sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show BAFTA-nominee and three-time Scottish Comedy Award winner, Vladimir McTavish offers some positive comic solutions to stop humanity falling into the abyss. The show has been updated to take some uncompromising swipes at the UK government's shambolic reaction to the Coronavirus crisis. As ...