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Genre: Cabaret and Variety

Assembly Gala Launch

Kickstart your festival with Assembly's renowned opening night gala. Join us as we celebrate and launch our biggest programme yet, bringing you highlights from across our 200+ strong season, all rolled i...

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Assembly Gala Launch

20:00

01 Aug

Briefs: Close Encounters

Briefs are back with a brand-new show. They've come from the future to test the limits of masculinity and decency with their iconic brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy. Expect interstellar aerial...

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Briefs: Close Encounters

19:15

02 Aug

Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

2016 and 2017 winner of the Edfest Bouquet. The sold-out 2017 Edinburgh show returns, with a few new surprises for 2018! Fourteen Royal performances. 'One of the top magicians working the circuit' (B...

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Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

19:10

02 Aug

Best of Burlesque

Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star extravaganza! An international round-up of the finest in striptease, cabaret and variety from the legendary producers of the infamous London Bur...

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Best of Burlesque

22:00

02 Aug

Best of the Fest Daytime

Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent. With line-ups changing daily, we have something for everyone, so let us bring you the best of the fes...

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Best of the Fest Daytime

13:00

03 Aug

Bugle Boys – A Salute to the Andrews Sisters

Before The Spice Girls, before The Supremes...there was The Andrews Sisters. The original girl group were a global sensation and their music still resonates to this day. Frocked up to the nines in faux milit...

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Danger Strip Show

The most jaw-dropping, mind-popping, eye-watering experience of this year's Fringe! With unbridled attitude, this firecracker of a show performs death defying stunts while honoring the world's oldest...

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Danger Strip Show

00:00

03 Aug

Gingzilla: Glamonster vs the World

The multi award-winning Gingzilla is on a mission to conquer the world! Gingzilla: Glamonster vs the World presents gender equality and femininity from the 1950s to now. ***** (GlamAdelaide.com). Smashing to...

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Iconic - A Brief History of Drag

A triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and razor-sharp wit. Direct from sell-out performances, Velma Celli celebrates the iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture. Join Velma, h...

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Ivy Paige: Seduction

Brace yourself for an electrifying medley of humour, music, seduction and song from 'the real-life Jessica Rabbit' (Sun). Seen and adored by TV audiences in their millions on ITV1's The Voice, th...

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Ivy Paige: Seduction

22:40

01 Aug

John Partridge: Stripped

Stripped is a new beginning. A reintroduction of myself. Life has a way of hardening you, at least mine has. This is my attempt at shedding those skins, saying goodbye to part of myself and embracing someone...

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John Partridge: Stripped

18:30

01 Aug

Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret

Drag Superstar, Jonny Woo and Olivier Award winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) bring you this sequin-spangled musical ripped straight from the headlines. With a star-studded cast of ...

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Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons

Opera and lycra-loving cabaret sensation, Le Gateau Chocolat storms into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the captivating international smash-hit, Icons. Gateau seamlessly weaves through pop, opera and roc...

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Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons

19:30

02 Aug

Michael Griffiths: Songs by Kylie

He's been Annie Lennox, Madonna and Cole Porter to great acclaim. Now Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs, stories and locomotion of pop princess, Kylie Minogue. Put your hand on y...

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The Voice Behind the Stars

This one-woman show tells the story of the most prolific ghost singer of all time, Marni Nixon: the best film diva you (almost) never saw. Dubbing for over 50 Hollywood films, she was the singing voice for s...

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The Voice Behind the Stars

14:00

02 Aug

The Worst Little Warehouse in London

When 12 people live in a converted warehouse in north London, what could possibly go wrong? In this hilarious and off-the-wall cabaret, Lala Barlow and Robbie Smith are two wide-eyed koalas fresh off the boa...

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Fascinating Aïda's Adèle Anderson

The legendary Ms Adele Anderson brings you her seriously comical cabaret. Singing songs of disappointment, depression and death by songwriters who share Adèle's life view that things can only get worse ...

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Hans – Like a German

International superstar Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin, serves up an all-singing, all-tap dancing, accordion-pumping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret backed by his three-piece band The Ungrateful ...

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Hans – Like a German

21:50

02 Aug

Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis

Join Jason in conversation as he shares moments from the last four decades that he wasn't able to tell us about on daytime television! Jason has many guises – star of stage and screen, radio DJ, ac...

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Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

With sharp humour and a soulful, soaring voice in a show that illuminates her love-hate relationship with "bad boyfriend" America. The New York chanteuse delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy, ...

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Maureen Lipman Is 'Up for It'

I last played the Fringe 50 years ago and I can finally afford to come back. After a career that encompasses thirty odd – sometimes very odd – West End plays together with TV, radio, films, books...

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Midnight Marauders

Cabaret's international riot girl Carla Lippis finally brings her late-night, sleazy rumble to Edinburgh! Featuring the hottest hand-picked acts from across the fringe, plus a live house band playing eve...

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Midnight Marauders

23:30

02 Aug

Rotating Roster of Erudite Amusements and Motley Delights

Devilish diversions and Arcadian amusements to while away the wee hours with the best of the festival. Expect puppetry, mime, clown, variety, comedy, music and hilarity....

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Starman

The international hit returns for a limited run after touring the world. Cabaret superstar Sven Ratzke takes audiences on a trip where facts and fantasy melt into an exciting mystery. Storytelling and amazin...

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Starman

22:40

17 Aug

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

The supernova of international cabaret and festival favourite, Sven Ratzke returns to Edinburgh in a spectacular embodiment of all that is fatal, peculiar and enigmatic in a man's world. Armed only with ...

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Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

18:00

14 Aug

The Marilyn Monroe Story

She is arguably the most famous Hollywood screen icon and pin-up. This show tells the story of her troubled life from the beginning to her untimely death, which to this day is still clouded in mystery. Class...

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The Marilyn Monroe Story

21:40

02 Aug

The Swell Mob

Submerge yourself in the delights of our 1830s taproom; dance, sing, gamble, and cheat through this decaying world. Swig a London porter and become the hero, or swill bathtub gin and relish in the carousel. ...

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The Swell Mob

19:45

01 Aug

Yana Alana – Between the Cracks

Australia's favourite feather-ruffling, rabble-rousing, cabaret anarchist and neo-punk diva, Yana Alana bares all in this bent night of blues, boobs and blame. Exposing mental health, sexual politics, femini...

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Yummy

Yummy, the Melbourne powerhouse of drag, dance, circus, and music, has been serving smash-hit events in numerous festivals across Australia and beyond. Yummy is the winner of Best Production and Best Ensembl...

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Yummy

21:40

01 Aug

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali returns to Edinburgh with her sold-out show Decadence. Ali ran away from the Opera to join cabaret sensation La Clique and has become an essential part of the international cabaret scene. She has perform...

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Ali McGregor: Decadence

18:00

02 Aug

DNA - Stealing Thoughts

DNA’s incredible feats of mind reading and telepathic thought transference have amazed audiences worldwide. ‘Stealing Thoughts’ will make you question what is truly possible as the duo read...

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DNA - Stealing Thoughts

13:20

08 Aug