Venue: Assembly George Square
From Cambridge University comes this ‘brilliant new stage production’ **** (Varsity). Roald Dahl’s classic story will delight all ages with its tale of love and celery, told through the eyes of Alfie the tortoise. ‘Absolutely charming (CambridgeStudent.ac.uk).
Venue: Palmerston Place Church
Bert and Horace own a scrapyard filled with all the rubbish nobody wants... and one day this includes a boy called Jack! Why did Jack leave home? This action-packed production is based on The Prodigal Son.
Venue: Columcille Centre
Come and hear some of our most talented young players perform a variety of traditional and contemporary music in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Refreshments included.
Venue: The Jazz Bar
The Blueswater is the 12-piece band behind award-winning show Blues!, and they will be performing a special late night gig at the Jazz Bar. Come along and get your mojo working. ***** (ThreeWeeks)
Venue: Just The Tonic at the Caves
See this show and save the world economy. Honestly! It's about money, etymology and moussaka. ‘He is very good’ (Scotsman). ‘Interesting, very intelligent’ (Skinny). ‘See Manos, laugh and learn something along the way’ (ThreeWeeks).
Venue: theSpace on Niddry St
Vernon God Little follows an intelligent teenager, innocently accused of capital murder, on his adventures through the penal and legal system.
Venue: The Hub
Beckett on Film A rare opportunity to experience the 19 films, shorts and features,from many different filmmakers and actors, of the Beckett on Filmproject produced by Michael Colgan and Alan Moloney. Act Without Words II Directed by Enda Hughes and starring Pat Kinevane and Marcello MagniA Piece of Monologue Directed by Robin Lefevre and starring Stephen Brennan Play Directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Juliet Stephenson3.40pm – 4.30pm Saturday 31 AugustThe Hub Tickets £4 per screeningSpecial Offer Buy a ticket for 3 to 6 screenings and save 20% or for 7 to 9 screenings and save 30%! eif.co.uk/beckettonfilm
Venue: Sweet Grassmarket
The official, unofficial Film Festival of the Fringe returns for its fourth year! Showcasing film programmes produced especially for the Fringe, view the full listings at www.cinefringe.com. 'Who needs EIFF when there's CineFringe?' (Edinburgh Evening News).
Venue: C venues - C
Join C theatre for a morning adventure! Contains daring quests, faraway lands, and a whole magical menagerie. Six stories everyday. 'Well worth seeing' (EdinburghGuide.com). 'The audience was spellbound' (List). 'The way fairytales should be told' (ThreeWeeks). www.ctheatre.com
Venue: Paradise in The Vault
An aged actress, her dresser and a bottle of gin. See what happens night after night when the show must go on. World premiere of a bittersweet comedy from award-nominated playwright, an ‘exceptional talent’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).