Venue: Sweet Grassmarket
Join LIP Theatre Company for a journey through times past, present and future in the streets of Auld Reekie as they return for their 17th year with another exciting original play.
Venue: Assembly George Square
They're back! Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works. Rebecca Vaughan’s sell-out Edinburgh 2009 hit returns for a special limited run – don’t miss! Director: Guy Masterson.
Venue: C venues - C aquila
An encouraging and touching story of an invisible child's struggle to find a place in the family and the world. Black humour and realistic descriptions of adult failings from a child's viewpoint. Finnish production, Scottish cast.
Venue: Pleasance Dome
Multi award-winning Ad Infinitum (Translunar Paradise, Odyssey) presents an explosive tale. Armed with music, killer heels and a lethal troop of divas, an enraged Israeli executes a story of victimhood, persecution, aggression and love.
Venue: Usher Hall
Bang on a Can All-Stars Field Recordings Music by Laurie Anderson (World Premiere, EIF co-commission), Todd Reynolds (UK premiere), Anna Clyne (UK premiere), Tyondai Braxton, Florent Ghys, Mira Calix, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Nick Zammuto and Christian Marclay Ghosts of the past and present collide through video and sound technology in this evening-long project from the internationally renowned Brooklyn-based Bang on a Can All-Stars, an electric chamber ensemble that brings together some of the world’s most adventurous musical thinkers. The Field Recordings project looks back at a century of recorded sound and images, with specially commissioned new music that draws on melodies, pictures, ideas or voices that already exist toshine new light on the world around us. This special event features the world premiere of a new work by US experimental performance artist Laurie Anderson, co-commissioned by the Festival, as well as an appearance by composer Mira Calix,who performs with the ensemble as a guest artist. Straddling contemporary classical, electronica, folk, indie pop and live art, the evening’s wide-ranging music embraces Bang on a Can All-Stars’s trademark rhythmic intensity alongside subtlety and lyricism, and also features film and video projections. Friday 23 August 8.00pmUsher Hall Tickets£34 £26 £22 £15 £12 1 hour 30 minutes approximately eif.co.uk/bangonacan
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Banksy sprayed This Looks A Bit Like An Elephant on a water tank in Los Angeles. A homeless guy was living inside. This is the guy's story. Featuring Gary Beadle (Eastenders).
Raucous, nerdish comedy with goblins and stuff. Previous Fringe smashes include: ‘Allo ‘Allo, ‘Fringe phenomenon’ ****(Scotsman), Jean Brodie, ***** (ThreeWeeks), Sex, Lies and Eurovision, ***** (ThreeWeeks). www.practical-magic.org
Venue: theSpace on North Bridge
A darkly comic, powerful look at young people questioning their country and beliefs. Students trapped in a schoolroom are desperate to escape to attend the repatriation of a soldier killed overseas. Tensions are mounting, and someone needs the toilet.
Venue: Gilded Balloon Teviot
Tidy sexual health clinic nurses vs Maggie Thatcher, microchip robbers vs drug runners, hand jobs vs Xmas trees. A dark comedy from the creator of Big Sean, Mikey and Me. 'Another slice of true Edinburgh class' (Irvine Welsh).
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
A coming-of-age story exploring rebellion, apathy and the irresistible power of gathered youth. With techno. Lots of techno. 'A tremendous piece of storytelling that takes us back to 1994' **** (Guardian). **** (Times, Telegraph, Scotsman, Independent).