Venue: Electric Circus
Celebrating the influence of Scottish culture in music, Born and Bred allows visitors from all over the world to sample authentic home-grown Scottish talent. Different performers daily will make you want to come back again and again!
Venue: Stockbridge Parish Church
Nominated for MTM UK Best Composer 2007, Peter D Robinson's new musical is set in 1565, the final months of Mary Queen of Scots’ reign. Carpe Diem’s reputation for powerful drama and singing make this one to see.
Venue: C venues - C aquila
Uni is over. The grades are in. And there's just time for one last act of drug-fuelled irresponsibility. Arrestingly dark comedy by Ella Hickson. From the producers of Punk Rock 2012. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Scotsman).
Venue: Royal Over-Seas League
Works by Brahms and other 19th-century masters. Includes cellist Yelian He, violinist Ben Baker and pianists Ashley Fripp, Yasmin Rowe plus The Busch Ensemble. Different artists and programmes each concert. Post-concert tea/coffee, shortbread included. www.roslarts.org.uk
Venue: Assembly George Square
Men read maps better, but women read emotions - so say brain scientists. Is the key to human behaviour inside our skulls? ‘A deadly wit’ (Scotsman). 2010: ‘exponentially funny’, **** (ThreeWeeks). 2012: ‘entertaining and unique’, **** (ThreeWeeks).
Venue: Broughton High School
Witty script and catchy, original songs, Brave Macbeth is a great introduction to Shakespeare for children of all ages. ‘Their energy, commitment blasts through the audience’ (James Bryce, edfringe.com). ‘Brilliant. Absolutely stunned by the professionalism’ (audience review, edfringe.com).
Venue: Sweet Grassmarket
Journey through evolution via the medium of breakdance! This energetic family workshop will get the whole family spinning, popping, lockin', bustin' funky moves and pulling off tricks ... with loads of praise, fun and laughs along the way.
Venue: Underbelly, Cowgate
Caught up in nostalgia and myths, Daniel comes to a remote island but finds a terrible and tragic secret. Gripping and thought-provoking, Breaker is the winner of the Underbelly Edinburgh and Best Theatre Awards at the Adelaide Festival 2013.
Venue: C venues - C nova
Three generations of women, caught in a web of haunting memories, disturbing emotions and nightmares. The granddaughter fights for her family's lost history. Her mother remains in denial. The grandmother, an Auschwitz survivor, harbours a dark secret.
Venue: The Stand Comedy Club II
Exactly what it says on the tin. Only in Edinburgh baby! Special guests each night. Bring your own matches! Adults only!