Aug
1
Wed
MamaBabaMe @ Pleasance at EICC - Tinto
Aug 1 all-day
MamaBabaMe @ Pleasance at EICC - Tinto

Dance, physical theatre and live music aimed at for babies and young children up to the age of three. Created by Starcatchers and Curious Seed, it features a live cello and is about the bonds between parent and child. Part of Made in Scotland.

Brainiac Live! @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brainiac Live! @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall

There’s a “don’t try this at home” warning as the West End hit show based on the award-winning TV series brings an explosively entertaining set of experiments to the stage in the name of science education.

David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm @ Gilded Balloon Teviot - Debating Hall
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
David Baddiel's AniMalcolm @ Gilded Balloon Teviot - Debating Hall

Published as a novel two years ago, this hilarious children’s caper is about the animal-hating Malcolm who learns more than he bargained for about the natural world when he goes on a school trip to a farm. The book is turned into a musical by Story Pocket Theatre.

The Bear @ Pleasance Courtyard
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Bear @ Pleasance Courtyard

Imagine an enormous polar bear in your bedroom. Now imagine no more, as Pins and Needles Productions recreates the mischievous magic of Raymond Briggs’s picture book with large-as-life puppetry – and a good deal of humour.

Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom @ Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom @ Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two

Using the adaptation by Scottish playwright Stuart Paterson, WildChild Productions recreates Morpurgo’s adventurous tale with puppetry and music. 

Dick and Dom: Dick V Dom @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dick and Dom: Dick V Dom @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall

The children’s TV favourites and four time BAFTA winners make their Fringe debut with a riotous round of interactive games and organised silliness. Expect mess and chaos. 

Duckie @ Summerhall - Main Hall
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Duckie @ Summerhall - Main Hall

Cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat reimagines Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling in fabulous style as he revels in its message of self-acceptance and tolerance.

Aug
2
Thu
Brainiac Live! @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brainiac Live! @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall

There’s a “don’t try this at home” warning as the West End hit show based on the award-winning TV series brings an explosively entertaining set of experiments to the stage in the name of science education.

The Gruffalo, The Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson @ Underbelly, George Square - Udderbelly
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Gruffalo, The Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson @ Underbelly, George Square - Udderbelly

In the company of four actors, the much-loved author brings six of her stories off the page with songs and puppets. You can also see Donaldson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 25 August, talking about her latest book, The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm @ Gilded Balloon Teviot - Debating Hall
Aug 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
David Baddiel's AniMalcolm @ Gilded Balloon Teviot - Debating Hall

Published as a novel two years ago, this hilarious children’s caper is about the animal-hating Malcolm who learns more than he bargained for about the natural world when he goes on a school trip to a farm. The book is turned into a musical by Story Pocket Theatre.

Chores @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chores @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo

Circus tomfoolery from Australia as two brothers are left to tidy their room but, however hard they try, just can’t get the job done.  For anyone who’s ever made a mess.

The Bear @ Pleasance Courtyard
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Bear @ Pleasance Courtyard

Imagine an enormous polar bear in your bedroom. Now imagine no more, as Pins and Needles Productions recreates the mischievous magic of Raymond Briggs’s picture book with large-as-life puppetry – and a good deal of humour.

Eaten @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe
Aug 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Eaten @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

Nominated in this year’s Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best Production for Children and Young People, Mamoru Iriguchi’s entertaining show starts off with a lion eating a human before going onto an educational journey into the body.

Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom @ Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two
Aug 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom @ Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two

Using the adaptation by Scottish playwright Stuart Paterson, WildChild Productions recreates Morpurgo’s adventurous tale with puppetry and music. 

Dick and Dom: Dick V Dom @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dick and Dom: Dick V Dom @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall

The children’s TV favourites and four time BAFTA winners make their Fringe debut with a riotous round of interactive games and organised silliness. Expect mess and chaos. 

Kaput @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
Aug 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Kaput @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo

Return visit for Tom Flanagan’s homage to silent-movie greats such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Expect slapstick, visual comedy and acrobatics.

The Time Machine @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:25 pm
The Time Machine @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

Puppetry meets science fiction in this adaptation of the HG Wells classic staged by Scotland’s Scientific Romance Theatre Company. Directed by performer Andy Cannon.

Aug
3
Fri
Brainiac Live! @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brainiac Live! @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall

There’s a “don’t try this at home” warning as the West End hit show based on the award-winning TV series brings an explosively entertaining set of experiments to the stage in the name of science education.

The Gruffalo, The Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson @ Underbelly, George Square - Udderbelly
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Gruffalo, The Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson @ Underbelly, George Square - Udderbelly

In the company of four actors, the much-loved author brings six of her stories off the page with songs and puppets. You can also see Donaldson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 25 August, talking about her latest book, The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm @ Gilded Balloon Teviot - Debating Hall
Aug 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
David Baddiel's AniMalcolm @ Gilded Balloon Teviot - Debating Hall

Published as a novel two years ago, this hilarious children’s caper is about the animal-hating Malcolm who learns more than he bargained for about the natural world when he goes on a school trip to a farm. The book is turned into a musical by Story Pocket Theatre.

Chores @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chores @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo

Circus tomfoolery from Australia as two brothers are left to tidy their room but, however hard they try, just can’t get the job done.  For anyone who’s ever made a mess.

The Bear @ Pleasance Courtyard
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Bear @ Pleasance Courtyard

Imagine an enormous polar bear in your bedroom. Now imagine no more, as Pins and Needles Productions recreates the mischievous magic of Raymond Briggs’s picture book with large-as-life puppetry – and a good deal of humour.

Eaten @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe
Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Eaten @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

Nominated in this year’s Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best Production for Children and Young People, Mamoru Iriguchi’s entertaining show starts off with a lion eating a human before going onto an educational journey into the body.

Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom @ Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two
Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom @ Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two

Using the adaptation by Scottish playwright Stuart Paterson, WildChild Productions recreates Morpurgo’s adventurous tale with puppetry and music. 

Stick By Me @ Dance Base - Studio 1
Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:10 pm
Stick By Me @ Dance Base - Studio 1

Highly recommended wordless show starring Andy Manley who plays with the idea of sticks and stickiness to hilarious – and occasionally touching – effect. One minute he’s stuck to the furniture, the next he’s making friends with a small army of ice-lolly sticks. Part of Made in Scotland.

Dick and Dom: Dick V Dom @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dick and Dom: Dick V Dom @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall

The children’s TV favourites and four time BAFTA winners make their Fringe debut with a riotous round of interactive games and organised silliness. Expect mess and chaos. 

Stoel (Chair) @ ZOO Southside - Main House
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Stoel (Chair) @ ZOO Southside - Main House

Contemporary dance from Belgium in which two figures transform the space with 15 chairs in constant movement. Suitable for everyone over the age of three.

Kaput @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
Aug 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Kaput @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo

Return visit for Tom Flanagan’s homage to silent-movie greats such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Expect slapstick, visual comedy and acrobatics.

Duckie @ Summerhall - Main Hall
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Duckie @ Summerhall - Main Hall

Cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat reimagines Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling in fabulous style as he revels in its message of self-acceptance and tolerance.

The Time Machine @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe
Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:25 pm
The Time Machine @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

Puppetry meets science fiction in this adaptation of the HG Wells classic staged by Scotland’s Scientific Romance Theatre Company. Directed by performer Andy Cannon.

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show @ Gilded Balloon at the Museum - Auditorium
Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show @ Gilded Balloon at the Museum - Auditorium

A repeat visitor to the Fringe, the acclaimed scientist goes out of his way to prove how exciting his profession is by demonstrating the magical properties of matter and the explosive capabilities of chemicals.

Denim: The Denim Juniors @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
Aug 3 @ 4:35 pm – 5:25 pm
Denim: The Denim Juniors @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo

Better known for outrageous cabaret antics after hours, Denim broadens its market to the over-fours with a drag-queen pop concert about the power of being yourself.

Aug
4
Sat
The Lost Things @ Pleasance at EICC - The Bay
Aug 4 all-day
The Lost Things @ Pleasance at EICC - The Bay

First seen in 2015, Tortoise in a Nutshell’s atmospheric piece of object theatre is about a terrifying world where all the lost things – from keys to loved ones – end up. Staged in a black domed yurt and pitched at the over eights.

John Hegley: Morning Wordship @ Pleasance Courtyard - Beneath
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
John Hegley: Morning Wordship @ Pleasance Courtyard - Beneath

Songs, stories and puns with the popular poet, who combines deadpan delivery with a freewheeling imagination.

Brainiac Live! @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brainiac Live! @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall

There’s a “don’t try this at home” warning as the West End hit show based on the award-winning TV series brings an explosively entertaining set of experiments to the stage in the name of science education.

The Gruffalo, The Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson @ Underbelly, George Square - Udderbelly
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Gruffalo, The Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson @ Underbelly, George Square - Udderbelly

In the company of four actors, the much-loved author brings six of her stories off the page with songs and puppets. You can also see Donaldson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 25 August, talking about her latest book, The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm @ Gilded Balloon Teviot - Debating Hall
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
David Baddiel's AniMalcolm @ Gilded Balloon Teviot - Debating Hall

Published as a novel two years ago, this hilarious children’s caper is about the animal-hating Malcolm who learns more than he bargained for about the natural world when he goes on a school trip to a farm. The book is turned into a musical by Story Pocket Theatre.

Chores @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chores @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo

Circus tomfoolery from Australia as two brothers are left to tidy their room but, however hard they try, just can’t get the job done.  For anyone who’s ever made a mess.

The Bear @ Pleasance Courtyard
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Bear @ Pleasance Courtyard

Imagine an enormous polar bear in your bedroom. Now imagine no more, as Pins and Needles Productions recreates the mischievous magic of Raymond Briggs’s picture book with large-as-life puppetry – and a good deal of humour.

Eaten @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Eaten @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

Nominated in this year’s Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best Production for Children and Young People, Mamoru Iriguchi’s entertaining show starts off with a lion eating a human before going onto an educational journey into the body.

Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom @ Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom @ Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two

Using the adaptation by Scottish playwright Stuart Paterson, WildChild Productions recreates Morpurgo’s adventurous tale with puppetry and music. 

Stick By Me @ Dance Base - Studio 1
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:10 pm
Stick By Me @ Dance Base - Studio 1

Highly recommended wordless show starring Andy Manley who plays with the idea of sticks and stickiness to hilarious – and occasionally touching – effect. One minute he’s stuck to the furniture, the next he’s making friends with a small army of ice-lolly sticks. Part of Made in Scotland.

Dick and Dom: Dick V Dom @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dick and Dom: Dick V Dom @ Underbelly, Bristo Square - McEwan Hall

The children’s TV favourites and four time BAFTA winners make their Fringe debut with a riotous round of interactive games and organised silliness. Expect mess and chaos. 

Stoel (Chair) @ ZOO Southside - Main House
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Stoel (Chair) @ ZOO Southside - Main House

Contemporary dance from Belgium in which two figures transform the space with 15 chairs in constant movement. Suitable for everyone over the age of three.

Kaput @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Kaput @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo

Return visit for Tom Flanagan’s homage to silent-movie greats such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Expect slapstick, visual comedy and acrobatics.

Circa: Wolfgang @ Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows - The Beauty
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Circa: Wolfgang @ Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows - The Beauty

One of the sharpest of the new generation of circus companies, Circa returns to Edinburgh with a show pitched at young audiences. It’s about Mozart, whose musical genius is given an acrobatic twist.

Duckie @ Summerhall - Main Hall
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Duckie @ Summerhall - Main Hall

Cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat reimagines Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling in fabulous style as he revels in its message of self-acceptance and tolerance.

The Time Machine @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe
Aug 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:25 pm
The Time Machine @ Scottish Storytelling Centre - The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

Puppetry meets science fiction in this adaptation of the HG Wells classic staged by Scotland’s Scientific Romance Theatre Company. Directed by performer Andy Cannon.

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show @ Gilded Balloon at the Museum - Auditorium
Aug 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show @ Gilded Balloon at the Museum - Auditorium

A repeat visitor to the Fringe, the acclaimed scientist goes out of his way to prove how exciting his profession is by demonstrating the magical properties of matter and the explosive capabilities of chemicals.

Denim: The Denim Juniors @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
Aug 4 @ 4:35 pm – 5:25 pm
Denim: The Denim Juniors @ Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo

Better known for outrageous cabaret antics after hours, Denim broadens its market to the over-fours with a drag-queen pop concert about the power of being yourself.