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Sing in the City: The Aw Blacks
Fri 1 July 2016 | Festival Theatre

Sing in the City: The Aw Blacks

The Aw Blacks were the first choir and are now the professional face of Kirsty Baird's very unique, Edinburgh based Sing in the City.

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Festival Theatre July Backstage Tour
Sat 2 July | Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre July Backstage Tour

Find out what goes on behind the scenes at the Festival Theatre, learn about the fascinating past of this venue and access areas not usually seen by the public. You may even meet the ghost of the Great Lafayette!

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Gilded Balloon Comedy Nights

Gilded Balloon Comedy Nights

The one and only The Boy with Tape on His Face (“Everyone should see The Boy with Tape on His Face” The Telegraph) is here to make you laugh. Bec Hill, Robin Grainger and Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Ray Bradshaw are up for a shot too!

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Gladys Knight
Wed 6 July | Festival Theatre

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight- The Empress Of Soul and seven-time Grammy Award winning icon

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Magicfest Gala
Fri 8 July 2016 | Festival Theatre

Magicfest Gala

Back for the 7th year, the MagicFest Gala brings the best magic and variety talent from around the world to Edinburgh, many making their Scottish debuts. Enjoy a selection of the most mind-blowing illusionists and adventurous variety acts.

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Sarah Millican: Outsider
Saturday 9 - Monday 11 July 2016 | Festival Theatre

Sarah Millican - Outsider. 2016 Tour

Sarah Millican returns to the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh with her brand new show 'Outsider'

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Curtis Stigers
Fri 15 July | Festival Theatre

Curtis Stigers

The suave sophistication, fabulous presence and sheer musicality of the singer and saxophonist completely stunned us last year as Curtis Stigers saluted Frank Sinatra. Now he will play a full concert with his top class US Band. That wonderfully luxurious voice, allied to superb phrasing and musicality, always swinging, always on the button; make him one of the greatest jazz singers of our age. “An exuberant combination of artistry and raw emotion” (The Times)

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Tom Bancroft / Furio di Castri Band

Tom Bancroft / Furio di Castri Band

This new band comes fresh from storming the Turin Jazz Festival and features two leading musicians from both the Italian and Scottish jazz scenes.

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Thunkfish / No Hay Banda

Thunkfish / No Hay Banda

The “sole entity at the forefront of the Pthronk scene”, Thunkfish play a blend of jazz, punk, thrash, prog and funk, with influences from Headhunters to Metallica: very tight intricate tunes, with shifting complex rhythms.

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Kenneth Branagh Encore Screening: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday 17 July | Festival Theatre

Kenneth Branagh Encore Screening: Romeo and Juliet

Kenneth Branagh co-directs with Rob Ashford, reuniting with the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Richard Madden and Lily James, as Romeo and Juliet. Also featuring Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse.

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