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Underbelly Edinburgh: Wonderman
Wed 3 to Sun 28 August | The Studio at Festival Theatre

Underbelly Edinburgh: Wonderman

Wonderman is a unique gig-theatre take on Roald Dahl's short stories for adults, combining a sizzling hot score of original live music, macabre characters, soaring imaginings and thrilling twists and turns, all injected with a wicked sense of dark humour.

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Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Sam Simmons: Not a People Person
Wed 3 to Sun 28 August | The Studio at Festival Theatre

Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Sam Simmons: Not a People Person

From the brain that brought you millionaire cats eating Viennetta, gypsy cuddles and nanna wanks, comes a brand new hour of mind-blending internal self-hatred, paranoia and comedy – because you have to put comedy in it.

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Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Sticks Stones Broken Bones
Wed 3 to Mon 29 August | The Studio at Festival Theatre

Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas; using bits of rubbish and household junk, Bunk Puppets have captivated international acclaim for their inventive shadow puppetry, made from homemade materials.

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Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Tink Tank
Wed 3 to Mon 29 August | The Studio at Festival Theatre

Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Tink Tank

On a dusty outback farm, the fates of a rooster, a cow, a blowfly and a baby collide. Welcome to Tink Tank, a new adventure from award-winning visual theatre maestros Bunk Puppets.

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Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema
Wed 3 to Mon 29 August | The Studio at Festival Theatre

Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema uses hundreds of shadow puppets, overhead projectors, actors and live music to tell a story of the fantastic and supernatural.

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Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Randy Writes a Novel
Wed 3 to Mon 29 August | The Studio at Festival Theatre

Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe: Randy Writes a Novel

Randy (The Bill, EastEnders) teams up with a typewriter in this hilarious hour of spoken word and gratuitous arm movements.

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National Theatre Live Screening: The Deep Blue Sea
Thu 1 September | Festival Theatre

National Theatre Live Screening: The Deep Blue Sea

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre,Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.

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Festival Theatre September Backstage Tour
Sat 3rd September | Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre September 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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Shakespeare’s Globe Encore Screening: Measure for Measure
Sat 10 September 2016 | Festival Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe Encore Screening: Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure is a wickedly black comedy of secret identities, sexual politics and manipulation.

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Gilded Balloon Comedy Nights

Gilded Balloon Comedy Nights

The Scotsman said “The gods of comedy chose Tom Wrigglesworth for greatness” so thank the gods the BBC Radio 4 star headlining tonight! Scott Gibson and David Morgan are here for a laugh too.

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