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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!


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Listings for 22 October, sorted by Start Time

19:00

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

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 21-22 at 19:15 (60 min) - £5

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...


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

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 22 at 20:45 (60 min) - £7/£5

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 ...