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THE LISTIES MAKE YOU LOL See caption, left.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS OF MACBETH
IS THIS A DAGGER? THE STORY
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 5–27 Aug (not 21 & 22), 12.45pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10). Previews 2–4 Aug, £6. See preview, page 87.
FUNZ AND GAMEZ: FLOGGING A
DEAD HORZE Just the Tonic at The Community Project, 6–27 Aug (not 14), 1.30pm, £8.50 (£7.50). Previews 4 & 5 Aug, £7.50 (£5–£6.50). The award-winning Fringe show returns. Join Bonzo, Jim the Elf, and Uncle Mick for a ‘comedy panel show’ which they promise is ‘still full of funz, gamez and prizez for the kidz.’
THE I HATE CHILDREN CHILDREN’S SHOW
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 5–26 Aug, 1.30pm, £10–£12 (£8–£9). Preview 4 Aug, £8 (£6). A firm Fringe favourite, this caustic but often hilarious show combines close-hand, interactive magic with clever quips – oh, and a glass of fizz for adults on your way in.
ARR WE THERE YET? Underbelly Circus Hub, 6–26 Aug (not 14, 21), 2pm, £10–£12.50 (£9– £11.50). Preview 5 Aug, £6.50. A rip- roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three acrobatic sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure. A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy make for a hopeless crew, as they fight for the title of captain.
FUTURE PERFECT Pleasance Courtyard, 2–20 Aug (not 9, 16), 2pm, £2. See Tall Stories feature, page 89.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 4–20 Aug (not 10, 17), 3pm, £9. Preview 3 Aug, £6. One of Scotland’s finest children’s theatre performers and storytellers, Andy Cannon delves into Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a 1000-year journey from fact to fiction and back again. Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase.
5PM CARD NINJA
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 5–27 Aug (not 14), 5.30pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10). Previews 2–4 Aug, £6. The award- winning Card Ninja uses comedy and card stunts to create his unique one- man variety show, and has racked up over a million views online.
COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS Assembly Roxy, 5–27 Aug, 5.40pm, £8.50–£10 (£7.50–£9). Preview 4 Aug, £8 (£7–£7.50). You take a chance with who’s on each day, but Edinburgh in August has no shortage of comedy talent, so you’re sure to find some of the best stand-ups, cabaret stars and sketch acts performing for families.
SPECTACULAR SCIENCE SHOW Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 4–27 Aug (not 14), 6pm, £10 (£8). Preview 3 Aug, £6. Explore the strange and magical properties of matter, with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins, growling jelly babies and flying toilet paper. If you think science is boring, think again – TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating take on all things scientific.
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THE LISTIES MAKE YOU LOL After entertaining full houses at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning Australian scamps Rich and Matt return with another hour of anarchic nonsense. If you’re looking for calm, thought-provoking children’s theatre, head elsewhere – but if you’re hungry for poo jokes, toilet paper cannons NAME HERE and the ‘most disgusting pair of pants you’ll ever see’, these are your guys. Some of the best comedy in the Fringe’s first week. Written by: Brian Pleasance Courtyard, 5–20 Aug, 12.30pm, £7.50–£9.50 (£6.50–£8.50). Previews Donaldson Some of the best comedy in the Fringe’s first week. Written 2–4 Aug, £6.50. by: Brian Donaldson Some of the best comedy in the Fringe’s first week. Written by: Brian Donaldson Some of the best comedy in the Fringe’s first week. Written by: Brian Donaldson. Donaldson Some of the best comedy in the NOON Fringe’s first week. Written by: Brian Donaldson DAVID WALLIAMS’ THE FIRST improvisers tell extravagant stories, all based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. With swords and duels, elephants and castles built of cheese – all aimed at older children (aged 12+) and adults.
HIPPO ON THE MOON Pleasance Courtyard, 5–20 Aug (not 15), noon, £9–£12 (£7.50–£10.50). Previews 2–4 Aug, £7. From bestselling children’s author David Walliams comes this funny space adventure for children aged three and over, featuring two big hippos with one enormous dream. Adapted for the stage by Les Petits Theatre Company, the team behind the popular Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.
PUB QUIZ FOR KIDS WITH PATRICK MONAHAN
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 5–27 Aug (not 14, 20), noon, £9–£10 (£7–£8). Previews 2–4 Aug, £6. The fun family quiz hosted by one of the UK’s favourite stand-ups is back after last year’s triumphant silliness and mayhem. Prepare for lots of laughs . . . and very few prizes.
THE TALES OF PETER RABBIT AND JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK
EATEN Summerhall, 4–27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 12.15pm, £8 (£6). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £4. What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion – he’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well, so Mamoru is alive and well in his stomach and now wants to say hello . . .
THE TOPSY-TURVY HOTEL Sweet Grassmarket, 3–20 Aug (not 9), 12.25pm, £7 (£5). Fernando’s rickety hotel is under threat from a pesky property developer. Can you help? Check in for a feast of physical slapstick and colourful characters, featuring acclaimed character comedians and Fringe regulars Jody Kamali and Jo Neary.
See caption, page 90. BALLOONATICS
THE EXTRAORDINARY TIME- TRAVELLING ADVENTURES OF
New Town Theatre, 4–27 Aug (not 3, 15), 12.10pm, £8 (£6). Preview 2 Aug, £7 (£5). Award-winning comedians and
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 5–27 Aug (not 16–18, 21–25), 12.30pm, £8–£9 (£7–£8). Previews 2–4 Aug, £5. Scottish comedian Chris Henry brings his hit kids show to the Fringe, which he guarantees is a chaos-filled, fun-packed hour of inflatable buffoonery for all ages.
HOW TO BE A KID Twelve-year-old Molly has spent so much time cooking, washing dishes and looking after her little brother Joe, she’s forgotten how to be a kid. Now that her mum is feeling a bit better, she needs to learn how to have fun again, in this funny and heartwarming play by Sarah McDonald-Hughes, delivered in Paines Plough’s fantastic Roundabout theatre space. Roundabout @ Summerhall, 5–20 Aug, 10.45am, £7–£10 (£5–£8). Preview 4 Aug, £5.
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