22 June 2013

Magic at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Hi folks

This year's Edinburgh Fringe programme was released a few weeks ago but, due to being on holiday with very limited internet access and things being very busy after getting home, this is the first chance I've had to post the listings of the magic and magic-related shows that are on this year.

If you notice that I have missed your show, please drop me an e-mail at peter@thecardman.co.uk and let me know so I can update this list.

CABARET
Aurora Winterborn's Candid Cabaret
Candid Cabaret
Back for its third year, Aurora Winterborn's Candid Cabaret promises to treat you to another ‘veritable smorgasbord of Fringe performances’ **** (ThreeWeeks), featuring the finest burlesque, comedy, magic and much more from around the world! ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Club Rouge: Cabaret and Show Bar • 81-83 Lothian Road, EH3 9AW
Aug 2-4,8-11,15-18,22-23: 20:00 (1h30m) £5.00

Ben Hart – The Outsider
Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent by arrangement with Stephen Baker
Having spent his life using magic to solve impossible problems, award-winning magician Ben Hart turns his attention to himself, exploring magical, amazing and unusual memories and neurosis. Directed by Anthony Owen (Derren Brown/The Real Hustle).
Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street), EH1 1EG
Aug 1-2: 17:05 (1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22: 17:05 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25: 17:05 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Chris Cross: Seeing Is Not Believing...
Chris Cross Entertainment/PBH’s Free Fringe
A late night comedy magic show with a twist from the Fringe's favourite showman! Expect off-the-wall magic, contortion and escapology. It's free but not shit! 'Must-see show' (Stage). **** (BroadwayBaby.com 2011, 2012). www.chris-cross.co.uk Twitter: @TheChrisCross
Wilkie House • 207 Cowgate, EH1 1JQ
Aug 18-22: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Doug Segal: I Can Make You a Mentalist
Mick Perrin Worldwide
Multi award-winning Doug returns with a brand new show that'll turn you into mind reading mentalists. Comedy, animation, mind blowing miracles performed by you, the audience. 'Simply brilliant’ ***** (Scottish Sunday Express).
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Jul 31-Aug 2: 18:30 (1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26: 18:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25: 18:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

God versus The Mind Reader
Mark Cairns
A mind reader who makes people believe things that aren't true for a living sets out to understand his wife's secret conversion to Islam. What makes humans believe in the unbelievable? Mind-blowing, sceptical, funny. www.godvsmindreader.com
theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH
Aug 2-3: 14:50 (50m) £5.00
Aug 5-7,12-14,19-21: 14:50 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50)
Aug 8-10,15-17,22-24: 14:50 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50)

The Graveyard Shift: Magic on the Dark Side
Quids In Theatre Company with Kreestan Sennakie
Join Kreestan Sennakie, storyteller and magician on a journey through the darker side of magic. Not for the faint-hearted.
SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE
Aug 2-3,5-17: 21:40 (45m) £10.00 (£8.00)

La Clique
La Clique/The Famous Spiegeltent
The outrageous, award-winning, five-star La Clique returns to Edinburgh with an array of unforgettably charismatic characters. Funny, sexy and dangerous, La Clique showcases the world's best circus, cabaret, burlesque and magic. 'The greatest show on the Fringe' (Scotsman).
The Famous Spiegeltent • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR
Aug 2-25: 22:00 (1h30m) £20.00 (£17.00)

Mystic
Lorenzo Novani (aka Renz)
Drawing inspiration from shamans, mystics and spiritualists, magician and mentalist Lorenzo Novani takes you on a mesmerising journey into the theatre of the mind! Expect audience involvement, and moments of deep astonishment. 'This man is a genius' (Citizens Theatre).
Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP
Aug 11-17: 20:40 (1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide
Oliver Meech
A comedy magic show for the QI generation. Amazing tricks inspired by astounding science. It's the Natural Selection! 'Could rival Derren Brown' (Theatre-Wales.co.uk). 'Funny, endearing, impressive showmanship' (ThreeWeeks). Sell out: Green Man Festival.
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG
Aug 1-2: 14:20 (1h) £5.00
Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 14:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 5-8,12,14-15,19-22: 14:20 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Paul Dabek – Stand Up and Be Conjured
Paul Dabek/PBH's Free Fringe
Free Fringe favourite Paul Dabek returns with a devilishly deceptive show. Expect mind-blowing magic and comedy from the UK's third most charming conjurer. Catch Dabek whilst he’s still free. 'Superb showman’ (Time Out).
The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA
Aug 3-25: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Pick a Card, Any Card (No, Not That One!)
John Henry Blackwood/PBH's Free Fringe
Close-up card magic with a true English gentleman. Hear tall tales of a magician learning his craft and be confounded by events which are not easily explained.
The Street • 2B Picardy Place, EH1 3JT
Aug 3-24: 14:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Piff the Magic Dragon & Mr Piffles
The Piff the Magic Dragon Show
He's played Sydney Opera House. Toured with Mumford & Sons. Had over ten million hits on YouTube. But enough about Mr Piffles – The World's First Conjuring Chihuahua. Piff's back too. **** (Time Out).
Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL
Aug 1-2: 19:10 (1h) £6.50
Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 19:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
Aug 5-8,14-15,21-22: 19:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 12-13,19-20: 19:10 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)

Psyche – Do You Mind?
Leandro Morgado/PBH’s Free Fringe
Tired of the voice in your head? Tired of trying to contact your inner- self? Tired of rhetorical questions? This is a show about your brain. Comedy, mind reading and bizarre magic put together Psyche ... for those who mind.
The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA
Aug 3-17: 15:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

6 Hats and an Irishman
Paddy McCullagh
It is a rollicking hour taking in comedy, magic, improvisation, banjo, storytelling and even some puppetry. Paddy's is not your normal stand-up. What it is, is entertaining and a hell of a lot of fun.
Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR
Aug 1-18: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Young & Strange – Magic, Illusion and a Hate for Each Other
Young & Strange
PBH's Free Fringe proudly presents the return of the bickering illusionists: Young & Strange. Featuring some of the biggest illusions at the Fringe and the duo's blend of humour.
The Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE
Aug 3-23: 18:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Your Place Or Mind
Ian Harvey Stone
Mind reader, hypnotist and psychic entertainer Ian Harvey Stone presents his brand new show. An incredible interactive mix of psychology, magic, hypnosis and the esoteric arts. Is there more to chance than chance alone?
Arthur Conan Doyle Centre • 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP
Aug 13: 20:00 (1h50m) £5.00
Aug 14-17: 20:00 (1h50m) £10.00 (£9.00)


CHILDREN’S SHOWS
The Amazing Bubble Man
Louis Pearl/The Assembly Rooms
Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. A Fringe favourite, he has sold out every year for the last six years.
The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR
Jul 31-Aug 1: 11:05 (50m) £10.00 (£8.00)
Aug 2-25: 11:05 (50m) £11.00 (£9.00)

Funny Stuff for Happy People
Martin 'Bigpig' Mor
A show for all the family. Comedy, storytelling, magic, and some stupid science. Martin has been performing his shows all over the world for almost 30 years. Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor is very funny.
Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR
Aug 9-18: 12:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic
Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent
Based on the hit TV show this is a jaw-dropping magic spectacular for all the family. Witness Interactive Illusions, Up Close and Magical and Tricks of the Trade, as seen on CBBC.
Underbelly, Bristo Square • Bristo Square, EH8 9AL
Aug 1-2: 13:10 (1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22: 13:10 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25: 13:10 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

I Hate Children Children's Show
Unusual Productions
Magic for teens, tweens and hot soccer moms! Throw some whisky in your sippy-cup and bring the kids to a show that's as much fun for parents as for kids. 'Best Children's Show' (ThreeWeeks).
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Jul 31-Aug 2: 11:50 (1h) £7.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25: 11:50 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22: 11:50 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 12-13,19-20,26: 11:50 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Poopiedoopiedoop
Poopiedoopie Productions
Poopiedoopiedoop is a hilariously silly kids show, fun for kids and parents alike. Marvellous stories, whacky characters, science experiments, games, farts, dancing, and magic! Perfect for kids aged 4-10.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Jul 31-Aug 2: 11:30 (50m) £5.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,14-15,21-22: 11:30 (50m) £7.50 (£5.00)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25: 11:30 (50m) £8.50 (£5.00)

Something in My Shoe
Ian Saville/Free Festival
Ian Saville's magic show for children aged 4–10 and their grown-up friends. 'Really captures the children – low-key, apparently simple tricks which they can't quite get to the bottom of, and wonderful joining in' (Scotsman).
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS
Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 12:00 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Van Buren and Gandey's Victorian Wonders Carnival
Van Buren and Gandey's Victorian Wonders Carnival
Festival family entertainment. A glimpse of the past as we recreate sideshows and illusions of yesteryear, test your skills on games in their original format for kids aged 2 to 102!
St Andrew Square Garden • St Andrew Square, EH2 1AF
Aug 2-25: 12:00 (30m) £6.00
Aug 2-25: 13:00 (30m) £6.00
Aug 2-25: 14:00 (30m) £6.00
Aug 2-25: 15:00 (30m) £6.00
Aug 2-25: 16:00 (30m) £6.00
Aug 2-25: 17:00 (30m) £6.00
Aug 2-25: 18:00 (30m) £6.00
Aug 2-25: 19:00 (30m) £6.00


COMEDY
Alan Hudson: Magician or Superhero?
Alan Hudson
Super strength, X-ray vision and lightning fast speed can be fantastic fun if used for personal gain, without saving the world. 'Hudson is an astounding comic, magician and mind reader' **** (ThreeWeeks), **** (Metro).
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG
Aug 1-4: 16:40 (1h) £5.00
Aug 5-8,12,14-15,19-22: 16:40 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)
Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25: 16:40 (1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

The Boy With Tape On His Face: More Tape
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management
Back by popular demand. Your last chance to see the multi award- winning, sell-out show! 'Indescribably wonderful' (Tim Minchin). 'Spectacular! ...fight for a ticket!' ***** (Time Out).
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-24: 21:40 (1h) £13.50 (£11.00)
Aug 5-8,14-15,21-22: 21:40 (1h) £12.50 (£10.00)
Aug 19-20: 21:40 (1h) £12.00 (£9.50)

The Colour Ham
Colour Ham
'Ingenious' (Scotsman). The surprise hit of 2012 are back with their brand new show. 'These guys had the audience in the palm of their magical hands – straight up belly laughs for the entire hour' **** (Skinny).
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG
Aug 1,4: 19:45 (1h) £5.00
Aug 2-3,11,18: 19:45 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)
Aug 5-6,9-10,16-17,23-24: 19:45 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
Aug 7-8: 19:45 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Gamarjobat (ga-ma-jo-bat) Rock Out!
Komedia Entertainment Ltd
The global comedy sensation are back, this time determined to join the rock'n'roll hall of fame. Fringe sell-out, always to rave reviews: let Gamarjobat rock your world! 'Cartoon characters come to life' (New York Times)
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Aug 2-3: 16:30 (1h) £6.00
Aug 4,7-8,12,14-15,19,21-22,26: 16:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25: 16:30 (1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

Get Involved Charabang!
Get Involved
Get Involved Charabang! A brand new showcase of only the very best in emerging talent, from breakdancing magician Magical Bones to world champion beatboxer, Reeps One. Don't let the Charabang pass you by! Check www.getinvolvedltd.com for line-up.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Aug 2-4,7-11,14-18,21-25: 00:15 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00)

Miracles Etc
Pete Heat
Comedy. Magic. Casual miracles. 'He's Noel Fielding performing sleight of hand, some lanky, cuddly love-child of Demitri Martin and Mitch Hedberg' **** (Fest). 'Excellent at what he does and also very, very funny' ***** (FringeGuru.com). ‘Mind-boggling’ **** (ThreeWeeks).
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Jul 31-Aug 2: 20:15 (1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 20:15 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)
Aug 5-8,12-15,19-22,26: 20:15 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

Morgan and West: A Grand Adventure
Morgan and West with HMD Productions
Join the magical duo as they cross continents, meddle with miscreants and sneak into secret societies. Can they catch the crooks, recover their quarry and confound the crowds? Sell-out shows 2009 – 2012.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Jul 31-Aug 2: 16:15 (1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26: 16:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25: 16:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Pete Firman – Scoundrel
Phil McIntyre Entertainments arranged with Corrie McGuire at Objective Talent
Prepare yourself as 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns with an astonishing new show. As seen on BBC2's The Sarah Millican Television Programme, Channel 4's Mash-Up, BBC1's The Magicians. Part comedian, part magician, all scoundrel!
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Jul 31-Aug 2: 21:20 (1h) £8.50
Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 21:20 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50)
Aug 5-8,14-15,21-22: 21:20 (1h) £12.50 (£11.00)
Aug 12-13,19-20: 21:20 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

Peter Antoniou: Comedium
Peter Antoniou and DBS Productions
The psychic comedian returns, fondling frontal lobes and tickling funny bones. Fearing the future? Pondering the past? Just wondering how a psychic spends his day? Peter has answers for you. ***** (WhatsOnStage.com). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS
Aug 1-3: 16:10 (1h) £5.00
Aug 4-25: 16:10 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Slightly Fat Features
The Pleasance/Slightly Fat Features
Riotous comedy cabaret troupe. Astonishing physical skills and orchestrated mayhem. Tiger taming, bullet catching, knife throwing, motorbike madness. Part Monty Python, part Cirque du Soleil. 'Comedy magic' (Independent). 'Laugh out loud entertainment' (Evening Standard). 'Pure showmen' (Stage).
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Jul 31-Aug 2: 17:50 (1h10m) £6.00
Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 17:50 (1h10m) £13.00 (£12.00)
Aug 5-8,14-15,21-22: 17:50 (1h10m) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 13,19-20,26: 17:50 (1h10m) £10.00

Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: Psychic Fayre
Tom Binns/CKP
After triumphant BBC Radio 2 series, the New Age guru, psychic and medium returns; passing on messages, making predictions and telling fortunes. 'Funny enough to kill you from asphyxiation' (Magic Circle Magazine).
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Jul 31-Aug 2: 18:40 (1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 18:40 (1h) £14.50 (£13.50)
Aug 5-8,14-15,21-22: 18:40 (1h) £13.50 (£11.50)
Aug 12-13,19-20: 18:40 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)


DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE
Noodles
NoFit State Circus
In a sea of irreverent chaos and a world of knots; aerialists, acrobats and magicians twist and bend the frontiers of reality. Noodles is the perfect lunchtime dish: light-hearted and surreal with a side of complete madness.
New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH
Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-25: 12:45 (1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)


SPOKEN WORD
Richard Wiseman – Psychobabble
Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd/The Assembly Rooms
Best-selling author, psychologist and magician Richard Wiseman rummages around in your mind. Discover how to tell lies, read thoughts and transform a tea towel into a chicken. Several laughs. No Powerpoint.
The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR
Aug 4: 12:30 (1h) £10.00


THEATRE
At The Illusionist's Table
Rogue Compass Productions
Objects float, whisky materialises, dreams are revealed. Set at the exclusive 28 Queen Street, Illusionist Scott Smith hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with breathtaking magic. An extraordinary and unforgettable experience...
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – 28 Queen Street • 28 Queen Street, EH2 1JX
Aug 2-3,6-9,13-17,20-24: 19:15 (2h15m) £49.00

Chris Dugdale – Magic and Mischief!
Chris Dugdale Int Ents
Chris Dugdale – Magic and Mischief! A unique blend of magic, mind control and mischief. Dynamic, hard-hitting magic that will entertain and astound. You've seen him on TV now see him live!
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH
Jul 31-Aug 2: 19:30 (1h) £6.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25: 19:30 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22,26: 19:30 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Devil in the Deck
Unusual Productions
A timeless fairy tale of love, magic and adventure. Jack Swindle is a smooth-talking grifter cursed by a bad Tarot reading. 'Beautifully executed' (SF Chronicle). 'An excellent piece of theatre, magic and storytelling' (WhatsOnStage.com).
Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL
Jul 31-Aug 2: 16:10 (1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,9-11,16-18,23-25: 16:10 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 6-8,14-15,21-22: 16:10 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)
Aug 13,20: 16:10 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Free Money Magic Show
Ian Saville/Free Festival
A free show about money from socialist magician Ian Saville. Despite his comedy and magical talents, Ian remains skint. This show explains why. With Karl Marx, and Ian's financial adviser (a ventriloquist's dummy). 'Magnificently bonkers' (Independent).
Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom • 5-11 Leith Street, EH1 3AT
Aug 1-4,6-11,13-18,20-25: 19:30 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)


Lexi Heart, The Singing Magician
PBH Free Fringe
A woman vanishes. But before she disappears her story is told, peppered with beautiful illusions as melody and mayhem combine. Sometimes sad, sometimes silly, always magical, Lexi carries us through her bizarre world and unsettles our reality as she goes.  “A dishevelled Jessica Rabbit crossed with Paul Daniels” JazzFM.
Cafe Camino • 1 Little King Street, EH1 3JR
Aug 3-24: 15:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

So there you have it.  There's a fair number of magic and magic-related shows on this year.  If you're going to be there, I'll maybe see you there.  Then again, with so many shows on at the fringe, perhaps not.  Have a great time if you are going.

Speak soon.

The Cardman :-)

16 May 2013

The New Website

Well, this took me longer than I thought - a lot longer!  But now, it's done.  I have finally completed setting up a small website to my satisfaction.  No doubt there will be typos aplenty in there but I'll find them in due course.

That means that as of about now, when you type in www.thecardman.co.uk you will not come directly to this blog - you'll go straight to the website.  If you want to skip the website and keep an eye on this blog, you need to visit the-cardman.blogspot.com, the original address of this blog.

I'll continue posting on the blog every now and then - but only when I feel I have something to say that might interest other people.

Speak soon - I promise!

The Cardman :-)

25 January 2013

I'm back - and with new bits to come!

Hi folks.

Yes, I know.  It's been a while since I posted anything on the Blog.  You can blame the likes of Twitter and Facebook for that - most of my day-to-day thoughts go on there but I thought I'd try and change that over the coming year.  I'm not making it a resolution or anything like that but I want to try to post more often than I have recently.
I have also created a few web pages over at Wordpress.  While I like, and feel more comfortable with, the blog set up here I prefer the web page set up and control over there so I'll be splitting myself between the 2.  You will still be able to access this blog by clicking on "The Cardman's Blog" on the menu.  Those pages will be going live in the coming few days and will be the first thing you see when using thecardman.co.uk.
On the new pages, you will be able to find out about my magic lecture and, if you wish, buy the items I sell at my lectures.  I'll update this post once the pages are fully online.

Speak soon.

The Cardman :-)

06 June 2012

Magic, Magicians and Magic Related Stuff at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe

Hi folks

Last week saw the release of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme and, as usual, I went through it to find as many magic, magicians and magic-related shows as I could find in the programme.  This year there are nearly 50 shows!  Mind you, there are nearly 3000 shows on in Edinburgh throughout August!  And these shows do not count any of the street performers that are going to be working on the High Street throughout the month.

Disclaimer: Please note that these are all the shows that I could find in the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme.  As other websites update their programmes for the duration of the Fringe, I will add any shows I spot there as necessary.

CABARET

Aurora Winterborn's Candid Cabaret
Candid Cabaret
Candid Cabaret.  Dispelling the view that a strip club is all it is, we return for our second year of Festival frolics, comedy, burlesque and magic!  See Facebook for more info.
**** (ThreeWeeks, 2011).
Sapphire Rooms • 81-83 Lothian Road, EH3 9AW
Aug 5, 8-10, 12, 15-17, 19, 22-24: 18:30 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Auntie Myra's Fun Show
Myra Dubois
Myra Dubois is to children's entertainment what Hitler was to race relations.  An evening of half-arsed magic and sing-along fun.  Don’t actually bring a child, they’ll be scarred for life.  'Funny to the bone' (Time Out).
The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA
Aug 1-2: 22:45 (1h) £5.00
Aug 3-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26: 22:45 (1h) £10.00
Aug 7-8, 14-15, 21-22: 22:45 (1h) £8.00

Chris Cross: Loose Cannon 2012
Chris Cross Entertainment/PBH's Free Fringe
The globe-trotting funny man returns with new tricks and old favourites!  Expect off-the-wall magic, contortion and escapology.  Not for the easily offended.  It's free but not sh*t!  'Must-see show' (Stage).  www.festivalcabaret.com.  Twitter: @TheChrisCross
**** (BroadwayBaby.com, 2011).
Globe • Niddry Street, EH1 1LG
Aug 19-23: 23:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Doug Segal: How to Read Minds and Influence People
Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live
'Imagine if Derren Brown was funny' (Evening Standard).  Last year's sell-out hit returns!  Learn to read minds and more.  **** (Edinburgh Evening News).  ***** (WhatsOnStage.com).  **** (Skinny).
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Aug 2-3: 19:00 (1h) £5.00
Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27: 19:00 (1h) £8.50 (£7.50)
Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26: 19:00 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

From Houdini to Potter
Great Grandmother Productions
Unlike anything you've seen before and after a sell-out tour, Yorkshire sensation Chris Cassells brings his debut act to the Edinburgh stage.  Uncover the driving force behind magic's most famous performers, both real and fictional.  www.fromhoudinitopotter.com.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW
Aug 3-4: 20:05 (1h) £5.00
Aug 6-11: 20:05 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Laurent Piron – Unusual Day
Laurent Piron
Narrated with magic and comedy, Laurent reveals the beginnings of his journey as a magician.  This reflection takes unusual twists and turns into an introspective tale where either luck or fate play…  You decide.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW
Aug 13-18: 20:10 (45m) £9.00 (£8.00)

Marcel Lucont: Cabaret Fantastique
Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent
The Gallic legend presents a midnight feast of the Fringe's finest acts.  Contains magic and tits.  'A perfect night out.  No night's the same, but every one's a delight' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe).
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH
Aug 10, 17, 24: 23:59 (1h) £12.50

Paul Dabek – Nothing Up My Sleeve!
Paul Dabek / PBH's Free Fringe
Award-winning magician Paul Dabek returns to the Fringe with his high energy one-man show.  An eclectic mix of sleight of hand, illusion and quick fire comedy from a critically acclaimed international performer.
The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA
Aug 4-25: 21:35 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Piff the Magic Dragon in… Jurassic Bark
Piff the Magic Dragon
It's 2012 – the Year of the Dragon – and Piff's back!  But more importantly, so is Mr Piffles!  The World's First Cannonball Chihuahua™.  Total sell-out 2011.  'A stunningly good magician' (Penn & Teller).
Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL
Aug 1-3: 19:10 (1h) £6.00
Aug 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 19:10 (1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
Aug 6-9, 13-16, 20-23: 19:10 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Rob James: Magicana
Rob James
A retro-modern magic show.  Elegant sleight of hand, baffling magical apparatus and inexplicable illusions presented with humour and flair.  'Beautifully crafted show…  Wowed the audience.' (Magicseen Magazine).  www.magicanashow.com.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW
Aug 3-4: 13:05 (50m) £5.00
Aug 6-9, 13-16, 20-23: 13:05 (50m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£30.00 F)
Aug 10-11, 17-18, 24-25: 13:05 (50m) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)

The Spirit Sideshow
Peter Campbell-Wells
Magician and mentalist Peter Campbell-Wells shares his passion for haunted antiques and possessed knick-knacks.  Showing no respect for the spirits of the departed, Pete presents a selection of his favourite curios for your entertainment pleasure!  www.spiritsideshow.co.uk.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD
Aug 19-23, 25-27: 22:45 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Sweet Release
Sweet Venues
Welcome to the biggest show to end your Fringe day with!  Join amazing acts from all across the fabulous festival for a revue that changes every night!  Comedy, magic, music, burlesque and much, much more!  www.sweetvenues.com.
Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS
Aug 2-17, 19-24: 23:00 (2h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Vaudeville Schmuck
Mat Ricardo
Mat Ricardo thrilled Edinburgh last year with his award-winning solo show.  Now he’s back with a fresh batch of jaw-dropping tricks and gravity-defying routines, plus hilarious tales from the history of vaudeville and variety.
The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA
Aug 1-2: 17:45 (1h) £5.00
Aug 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26: 17:45 (1h) £6.00

Voodoo Varieties
Various
Mat Ricardo’s smash hit London Varieties Show comes to Edinburgh!  Featuring the very best variety acts, archive footage and an on-stage interview with a major player in the world of entertainment.  A brand new style of showcase!
The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA
Aug 1-2: 20:15 (1h) £5.00
Aug 3-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26: 20:15 (1h) £10.00
Aug 7-8, 14-15, 21-22: 20:15 (1h) £8.00

Wet Paint: A Magic Variety Show – Free
Neil Kelso Productions
Featuring spectacular new illusions, variety acts, comedy and live music, last year’s sell-out success is back!  You might travel sideways in time, see the psychic bearded lady, or quiz a clairvoyant automaton.
Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF
Aug 3-25: 19:00 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)


CHILDREN

The Amazing Bubble Show
Lunchbox Theatrical Productions
All-new show from Fringe favourite Louis Pearl, The Amazing Bubbleman (five sell-out Edinburgh years).  Bubble magic, art, science and fun, conjuring laughs and gasps from all ages!  Book early.  **** ‘Highly recommended’ (BritishTheatreGuide.co.uk, 2011).
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH
Aug 1-3: 12:05 (55m) £8.00
Aug 4-7, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 12:05 (55m) £12.00 (£10.00)
Aug 8-9, 13, 15-16, 20-23, 27: 12:05 (55m) £10.00 (£8.00)

Freedom Family Circus
Freedom Family Circus and Xtreme Sideshow
Hilarious antics and madcap adventures explode in a cornucopia of visual delights!  This must-see premiere showcase combines the magical elements of clowns, juggling, dance and music to create a fun-filled interactive show for all ages.  www.freedomfamilycircus.com.
Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF
Aug 4-5: 13:40 (1h) £5.00 (£3.00 C) (£12.00 F)
Aug 6-11, 13-18, 20-25: 13:40 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

The I Hate Children Children’s Show
Unusual Productions
Magic for teens, tweens, and hot soccer moms!  Throw some whiskey in your sippy cup and bring the kids to a show that’s as much fun for parents as for kids.  ‘Best Children’s Show’ (ThreeWeeks).
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Aug 1-3: 12:15 (1h) £6.00
Aug 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 12:15 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27: 12:15 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Spook Circus
Peter Campbell-Wells
Magician Peter Campbell-Wells presents his dazzling troupe of eerie entertainers!  These are the most highly-trained andtalented spooks working in entertainment today – althoughthat, admittedly, isn’t saying much!  Visit www.spookcircus.co.uk for more details and fun stuff!
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD
Aug 19-26: 12:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Ta Daaa!
Frehd Astarr and Tim Eee Presley
All the way from Eleventy 5 Jellybean Drive, Clown Town, best friends, Frehd and Tim Eee invite you to a packed hour of magic making, mirth giving, bubble blowing, song singing fun.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Aug 3-5: 11:30 (1h) £5.00
Aug 9-12, 18-19, 25-26: 11:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)


COMEDY

Alan Hudson’s Not So Secret World of Magic
Alan Hudson
Quirky illusions and hilarious tales from Alan’s magical life, mainly about tricks going horribly wrong.  From ITV’s Fool Us, ‘We loved your act’ (Penn & Teller).  Warning: may contain LOLs.  No refunds.
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG
Aug 2-3: 16:55 (1h) £4.00
Aug 4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25: 16:55 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)
Aug 5-9, 12-13, 15-16, 19-23, 26: 16:55 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)

Believe – Starring Shane Dundas from the Umbilical Brothers
Assembly and Marshall Cordell
A legend in the comedy world as one half of the hugely popular Umbilical Brothers, Shane Dundas is about to leap into the unknown, as he performs his own solo show, Believe.
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH
Aug 1-3: 22:10 (1h) £10.00
Aug 4-7, 10-12, 17-19, 23-26: 22:10 (1h) £14.00 (£13.00)
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 20-22, 27: 22:10 (1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

The Boy With Tape On His Face – More Tape
Boy with Tape on his Face
Brand new show!  As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, BBC2’s Comedy Prom and BBC3’s Live at the Fringe.  ‘Spectacular!  Hysterically funny – fight for a ticket!’ ***** (Time Out).
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Aug 2-3: 21:40 (1h) £6.00
Aug 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 21:40 (1h) £13.50 (£11.00)
Aug 6-9, 13, 15-16, 20-23, 27: 21:40 (1h) £12.50 (£10.00)

Card Ninja: ReDeal
Javier Jarquin
Following the success of last year’s Festival Javier Jarquin returns with an all-new show for 2012.  Combining killer wit and cards as weapons, Card Ninja: ReDeal brings more comedy, more Ninja and many more cards.
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH
Aug 2-3: 11:20 (1h) £5.00
Aug 4-12, 14-19, 21-26: 11:20 (1h) £9.00

Carl-Einar Häckner: Handluggage
Gilded Balloon
Guaranteed to tickle you with more than just his Ikea props, marvel at this Swedish sorcerer as he performs underwhelming feats of magic, sings completely ridiculous songs and proves that foreign accents are almost always funny.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Aug 1-3: 19:30 (1h) £5.00
Aug 4-7, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 19:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27: 19:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Chris Dugdale’s 2 Faced Deception
Middleton Enterprises
As seen on ITV’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us.  Discover the cheek and charm of Dugdale’s devious deceptions.  ‘More jaw-dropping in 20 minutes than two hours and 20 minutes of Derren Brown’s Svengali’ (BroadwayWorld.com).  www.2faceddeception.com.
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH
Aug 1-3: 18:10 (1h) £6.00
Aug 4-7, 10-12, 17-19, 23-26: 18:10 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)
Aug 8-9, 13-16, 20-22, 27: 18:10 (1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

Cirque du Charlie Chuck
Charlie Chuck
Vic and Bob’s sidekick, Fringe legend Charlie Chuck’s back with mixed magic, cabaret, organ-playing, drum-smashing, burlesque bits, French songs and lady assistant.  ‘Masterpiece of oddity’ (Scotsman).  More scary, more weird.  Plus unexpected latex suit.
SpaceCabaret @ 54 • North Bridge, EH1 2HE
Aug 13-25: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

The Colour Ham
Colour Ham
Eleven nights only – will sell out.  Mind-blowing sketch show full of magic, mentalism and comedy wrapped up in a big ball ofrock‘n’roll silliness.  ‘Gobsmacked…  Blows the audience away’ **** (EdinburghSpotlight.com).
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG
Aug 2: 21:15 (1h) £5.00
Aug 3-4: 21:15 (1h) £7.00
Aug 5, 8-9: 21:15 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50) Aug 6-7, 10-12: 21:15 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Danny Buckler: The Phantom
Best Medicine Management
Danny Buckler rises from his lair beneath the opera house for his debut show, an hour of killer theatrical comedy only he can deliver.  ‘A Hancockian treasure’ (Russell Brand).  ‘An endearing air of parodic grandeur’ (Metro).
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Enter from The Rowantree Bar (under South Bridge), 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG
Aug 2-3: 21:20 (1h) £5.00
Aug 4, 10-11, 17-18: 21:20 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 5-9, 12-13, 15-16, 19-26: 21:20 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Lie. Cheat. Steal. Confessions of a Real Hustler
Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson is star of BBC3’s hit show The Real Hustle and the world’s foremost expert on cons and scams.  Discover impossible feats of skill and learn the weapons of mass deception.
Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR
Aug 3-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-27: 20:00 (50m) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 10-11, 17-18, 24-25: 20:00 (50m) £12.00 (£11.00)

LOLd on a Minute!
Crazy Legs Theatre
Following 2010’s ***** (LoveFringe.com) tour, Crazy Legs Theatre is back with its brand spanking new show combining sizzling-hot sketches, chortling comedy and a mad magician.  Prepare to have your mind bent and your sides split.  Painfully.
Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS
Aug 12-17, 19-24, 26: 20:30 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

The Magical Adventures of Pete Heat
Pete Hathway
Surreal, irreverent and downright amazing hour of comedy magic from lanky charmer Pete Heat.  May contain eloquence, delight and posh weasels.  ‘Pete scares me.  And then there’s his magic…’ (Rich Fulcher, The Mighty Boosh).
Gilded Balloon at Third Door • 45–47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB
Aug 1-2: 17:45 (1h) £8.00
Aug 3-5, 8-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27: 17:45 (1h) £10.00 (£8.50)
Aug 6-7, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 17:45 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Mind Reading for Breakfast
‘Psychic’ Psychologist – Rob Bailey
Weaving magic and comedy with his life story, Rob explores his childhood love of supernatural mysteries, working in secure psychiatric wards, and Fringe shows.  Told with sensitivity, humour and baffling psychological illusions.  **** (Big Issue).  www.psychicpsychologist.co.uk.
Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS
Aug 11-17, 19-24, 26-27: 11:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Morgan & West: Clockwork Miracles
Morgan & West
Enter the workshop of Victorian magical duo Morgan & West.  Delve deep into the conjuring clutter and discover a multitude of magical marvels hidden within.  Sell out show 2009 – 2011.  ‘Simply spiffing!’ ***** (ThreeWeeks).
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Aug 1-4: 16:30 (1h) £6.00
Aug 5-9, 13, 15-16, 20-23, 27: 16:30 (1h) £9.50 (£8.50)
Aug 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 16:30 (1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Morgan & West: Lying, Cheating Scoundrels
Morgan & West
Morgan & West invite you to join them at the card table for an intimate evening of swindles, scams and good old fashioned cheating.  Strictly limited capacity.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
Aug 1-4: 00:00 (1h) £10.00
Aug 5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26: 00:00 (1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

Obsession – A Life With Magic
Ian Kendall
What happens when you show an Asperger’s kid something cool?  Ian’s 21st Fringe year is an update of last year’s five-star complete sell-out show.  Get inside the head of a world-class magician.
Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR
Aug 3-18: 21:05 (50m) £10.00

Pete Firman – Hoodwinker
Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement With Objective Talent Management
Don’t miss Pete Firman (BBC1’s The Magicians) as he returns to Edinburgh with an all-new box of tricks.  ‘The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ (Telegraph).  ‘The best magic tricks in the universe’ (Independent).
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Aug 1-3: 21:10 (1h) £6.00
Aug 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 21:10 (1h) £15.00 (£13.50)
Aug 6-9, 13-16, 20-23: 21:10 (1h) £12.00 (£10.50)

Peter Antoniou’s Psychic Circus
Peter Antoniou/Red24 Management
Join award-winning ‘psychic’ comedian Peter Antoniou who acts as ringmaster and guides you through his Psychic Circus.  This is PT Barnum for the 21st century, but this time, you are the show.  ***** (WhatsOnStage.com).  **** (ThreeWeeks).
Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS
Aug 2-3: 15:35 (1h) £5.00
Aug 4-17, 19-24, 26: 15:35 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Richard Wiseman: Psychobabble
Richard Wiseman/PBH’s Free Fringe
Six shows only!  Best-selling author, psychologist and magician Richard Wiseman rummages around in your mind.  Discover how to tell lies, read thoughts and transform a tea towel into a chicken.  Several laughs.  Some swearing.  No powerpoint.
The Canons’ Gait • 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ
Aug 8, 15, 22: 12:10 (50m) (Free Non-ticketed)
Aug 8, 15, 22: 18:05 (55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Tennyson Hanbury’s Condensed Cabaret
Tennyson Hanbury’s Condensed Cabaret /PBH’s Free Fringe
Mad magician Tennyson Hanbury, in liege with the devil and follower of the left hand path, the conjurer of cruelty and sorcerer of sin, will leave you aghast with his freakish feats of illusion.
Belushi’s • 9-13 Market Street, EH1 1DE
Aug 4-25: 14:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Tom Lauri: Good With His Fingers
Tom Lauri
All the way from Switzerland!  Gasp!  at magic greater than English lovemaking.  Chortle!  at comedy funnier than a German.  Swoon!  at a magician cooler than Swiss yodelling.  Deadpan humour meets breathtaking magic.  www.tomlauri.ch.
Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS
Aug 11-17, 19-24, 26-27: 14:20 (1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Young & Strange
The Comedy Magic Show
Comedy illusionists Young & Strange (As seen on ITV1's Penn & Teller; Fool Us) return to The Edinburgh Festival with a mostly recycled hour of comedy and illusions.  Featuring cardboard boxes and gaffer tape it is a cheap show in every sense of the word.  Free Entry seems like a fair ticket price.
The Voodoo Rooms (The Ballroom)
Aug 4th – 13th, 15th - 24th: 15:00 (1h) (Free, non-ticketed)
Le Monde (upstairs in Shaghai)
Aug 11th – 13th, 15th - 24th: 18:45pm (1h) (Free, non-ticketed)


EVENTS

Beyond the Fringe of Reason
Edinburgh Skeptics/PBH’s Free Fringe
We present four special Fringe events: Alt Med challenger Prof Edzard Ernst, philosopher Prof AC Grayling, the real Belle de Jour, Dr Brooke Magnanti and magician Paul Zenon.  For full event listings please visit: www.skepticsonthefringe.co.uk.
The Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE
Aug 6, 14: 20:30 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Aug 10: 19:00 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)
Aug 25: 18:30 (1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)


THEATRE

As Ye Sow
Theatre of the Damned and Bare Bawds Theatre
As an old man’s mind fragments, a fear he thought long buried drags itself from the earth.  Hitchcockian psychodrama meets the supernatural tradition of MR James in a terrifying modern haunting from the masters of theatrical horror. (Magic consultancy by Morgan and West)
Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL
Aug 1-3: 12:00 (1h) £5.00
Aug 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: 12:00 (1h) £11.50 (£10.00)
Aug 6-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27: 12:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

As You Like It
Sedos (The Stock Exchange Drama and Opera Society)
Roll up!  See the bearded lady, the clowns and all the fun of the fair in the enchanting Forest of Arden, where magic is merely smoke and mirrors (or in our case, a moustache and trousers).
Zoo • 140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR
Aug 19: 12:30 (1h) £5.00
Aug 20-27: 12:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00)

Bullet Catch
The Arches presents Rob Drummond
The high-risk Bullet Catch has claimed many lives since its conception in 1613.  Modern-day marvel William Wonder presents a theatre show with magic, mindreading, levitation and the most notorious stunt of them all.  ‘Profound’ **** (Herald).  **** (Scotsman).
Traverse Theatre • Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED
Aug 2: 10:30 (1h15m) £12.00 (£6.00)
Aug 4, 10: 15:00 (1h15m) £19.00 (£14.00)
Aug 5: 17:30 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U)
Aug 7: 20:00 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U)
Aug 8, 15, 21, 26: 10:30 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U)
Aug 9: 12:45 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U)
Aug 11, 18, 24: 17:45 (1h15m) £19.00 (£14.00)
Aug 12: 19:45 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U)
Aug 14, 19: 20:15 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U)
Aug 16, 22: 13:00 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U)
Aug 17: 15:15 (1h15m) £19.00 (£14.00)
Aug 23: 15:15 (1h15m) £17.00 (£12.00) (£6.00 U)
Aug 25: 20:00 (1h15m) £19.00 (£14.00)

The Edinburgh International Circus Festival
The Edinburgh International Circus Festival
World-class circus artistes gather in Edinburgh to compete in a star-studded circus spectacular, to thrill family audiences.  Aerialists, acrobats, illusionists and of course clowns, in a once in a lifetime circus extravaganza!
Ocean Terminal Big Top • Ocean Terminal Site, Leith, EH6 6JJ
Aug 3-14, 18-19, 25-26: 14:00 (2h) Ringside £24.00 (£18.00) Grandstand £22.00 (£16.00) Side Tier £14.00 (£10.00) Rear Tear £8.00 (£7.00)
Aug 3-14, 16-19, 21-26: 17:00 (2h) Ringside £24.00 (£18.00) Grandstand £22.00 (£16.00) Side Tier £14.00 (£10.00) Rear Tear £8.00 (£7.00)

The Indescribable Phenomenon
Haberdashery
A bizarre and beautiful true story of one remarkable woman in a world of mad scientists, escapologists, fraudsters and thieves.  This play incorporates magic and mind reading as life, death, belief and illusion entwine.
Greenside • 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB
Aug 3-5: 21:40 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00)
Aug 6-11: 21:40 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)
Aug 13-18: 19:20 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)
Aug 20-25: 15:50 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00)

Paul Dabek Presents Thurston
Paul Dabek/PBH's Free Fringe
Howard Thurston was America's leading magician throughout the early 1900s.  However his chequered past was far less polished than his performances.  Paul Dabek lifts the lid on his early years and recreates Thurston's world-famous act.
The Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA
Aug 4-25: 16:15 (1h) (Free Non-ticketed)