Venue: theSpace on North Bridge
Leontes devastates lives when jealous paranoia means he declares his wife and best friend betrayed him. Redemption is within reach. Watch this captivating tale evolve from war torn Britain's winter into the swinging sixties' springtime!
Venue: Paradise in Augustine's
Three short plays. In one hour. All from your suggestions. This skilled group of actors create an hour of engaging and entertaining drama tailored for you, by you. A truly one-off show not to be missed. #NoScriptHere
Venue: Lauriston Halls
A social history of Fife narrated by an ancient tree that stands in the grounds of Dunfermline Abbey. The show incorporates puppetry, music, drama and dance performed by autistic adults.
Venue: The Edinburgh Playhouse
Beijing People’s Art Theatre-European Premiere
Performed in Mandarin with English supertitles
Brilliant General Caius Martius returns to Rome a hero. Having conquered the city of Corioles he is named Coriolanus and persuaded to run for Consul. However, when he is rejected by the ‘common people’ Coriolanus vows to destroy Rome and joins forces with his enemy Aufidius to mount an attack.
With live music by two of China’s leading heavy metal bands – Miserable Faith and Suffocated – innovative Chinese director Lin Zhaohua creates an epic night of theatre that re-interprets Shakespeare’s tragedy for the 21st century. Pu Cunxin, one of China’s most famous actors, brings the rebel General vividly to life.
‘magnificent’ Beijing Daily
Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 August 7.30pmThe Edinburgh Playhouse
Tickets£30 £27 £22 £17 £12 £10
2 hours 50 minutes approximately
Supported by The Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China
Venue: The Assembly Rooms
Enjoy six free sublime drinks as the history of the world is distilled into an intoxicating hour of laughter. Ideal aperitif to an Edinburgh evening. 'Brilliant' **** (Skinny). ‘A terrific show' **** (Scotsman).
Venue: C venues - C nova
Huntsville prison, Texas, 1959. Elyese Dukie sits on Death Row, but is not alone. John Hayes has been with her all along... 'Lucy Roslyn is utterly compelling... the writing is brilliant, the performance magnificent' (LondonGrip.co.uk).
Big, bold, bible-black, bilious ... the Spooky Men's Chorale returns to hammer hapless audiences with their now famous blend of drop-deadpan stupidity, cavernous man chords and hairy, gilt-edged beauty ... and a whole swag of new songs. www.spookymen.com
Venue: Assembly George Square
A SATMA award-winning three-member a cappella group. Theirs is a contemporary township style Kasi soul - an eclectic mix of musical genres with jazz, hip-hop, Afro-pop, Afro-soul with constant beatboxing.
Venue: Usher Hall
Harry Christophers and The Sixteen return to the Festival to perform magnificent vocal repertoire by Handel. Internationally acclaimed Handelian and Festival favourite Rosemary Joshua joins as soloist for the cantata Silete venti. The concert concludes with perhaps Handel’s best-loved choral work, his uplifting Dixit Dominus. ‘sang with the same combination of talent and unbridled joy that has earned them worldwide fame.’ The Guardian‘ a tiny soundbite of Heaven’ The Times Sponsored by Classic FM
Venue: C venues - C aquila
No two shows can ever be the same. Come join our energetic and eclectic cast for a completely unique, unrepeatable show. Based entirely on audience suggestions. Without you, we are nothing! 'Genuinely funny' (List). 'Incredible' **** (ThreeWeeks). www.shamblesimprov.co.uk