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Theatre Shows

Have a look through our selection of Theatre Shows! We are sure To have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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Guy Fawkes' Mother

Guy Fawkes' Mother

Theatre

Guy Fawkes' Mother

Theatre

The Quadrant / Upstairs
JUN 15-17 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5-£10

1612, King James of Scotland sits safely on the throne of England and the Gunpowder Treason Plotters have long since been executed. Everyone in the Kingdom celebrates November 5th. The day that remembers how King and Parliament narrowly escaped the infamous plot of 1605. Everyone celebrates by lighting bonfires, ringing bells and listening to special sermons. Except one woman. What did Guy Fawkes’ mother feel? ...


Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
JUN 19-20, 26-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Robert Inston battles with labels, types and even psychological profiles. He, I, her are not from that discipline but have remained alive long enough to still share the insights and joie de vivre of now and then on this very dark matter. The suspects like crime itself are numberless so this selection are not exactly "favourites" but those that illuminates digression from what is considered normal behaviour. Robert Inston becomes Commisioner Warren; Duke of Clarence; George Chapman; John Piser, Leather Apron; and Aaron Kosminski... ...


Ram of God

Ram of God

Theatre

Ram of God

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
JUN 17-19 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £8

RAM WILL PUNISH YOU RAM WILL NOURISH YOU PRAISE BE TO RAM Welcome to the church of Ram, where people are sheeple, sheep are people and the world is one short throw away from blowing up in a cloud of smoke. Come to The Temple, rest your head against the holy breast and suckle on the holy teat. Ram is your saviour, here to lead the way to salvation, through absurdist dogma, higher plane sailing and the holy seeing of the baa baa baaaad things that are to come… Ram of God is an immersive theatrical sermon, an irreverent take on religious ceremony and secular alternatives like social media...