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Music

A celebration of New Zealand music honouring the legends of Māori showbands with harmonies to warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.

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Family

This whimsical story of a Pianist and his Puppet will have you falling off your seat with laughter. Filled with hilarious moments, surprises, physical theatre and clowning at its finest.

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Theatre

Based on trial transcripts from rape cases, frank and funny interview footage with young people, and text messages direct from the audience, Jane Doe is a participatory theatre show reflecting on rape culture, consent and sexual empowerment.

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Theatre

Join performance alchemists Binge Culture on an immersive audio experience to discover the city's hidden gems and meet Authentic Locals™

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Theatre

Part performance lecture, part karaoke party, Julia Croft (If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming) deconstructs gendered linguistic histories and rips apart contemporary language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger and femaleness.

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Family

This is a story about a girl, who followed a map off the edge of the world...  

Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) presents an award-winning dark fairytale combining puppetry, shadow-play, and live music.

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Comedy

The Caribbean calypso comedy legend brings his turntables back to Edinburgh to deliver the greatest and strangest DJ set you’ve ever experienced. Get in the club with Juan.

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Theatre

There’s no easy way to do this... An entire relationship lovingly created and destroyed over five hours. Come and go as you please and revel in the desperation, negotiation, devastation, and emotional blackmail.

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Family

Gentle giants of the deep swim through the streets on a migration from Aotearoa New Zealand. But before they get back to the ocean, they strand and need help. Can you save the whales?

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Visual Arts

Walters Prize winner Shannon Te Ao’s multimedia installation at the Edinburgh Art Festival explores the physical and emotional depths of love, grief, sickness and healing. The work is a new commission as the result of a collaboration between the Edinburgh Art Festival and Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust.

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Literature

Literature

Poet, playwright, fiction writer and musician Courtney Sina Meredith joins a panel of three guests: 21st Century Women, curated by guest selectors Roxane Gay and Jackie Kay; and also appears alongside Scottish poet and musician MacGillivray in Reshuffling the Pack

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Literature

Cartoonist, illustrator and fiction writer Sarah Laing talks about her book Mansfield & Me alongside English comic creator Hannah Berry in Graphic Novels of Influential Women; and hosts a reading workshop of Katherine Mansfield stories.

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Literature

Myths, legends and folklore travel the globe. New Zealand writer Rachael King joins Scotland’s Lari Don to talk about Celtic Selkies and other unworldly creatures.

 

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Comedy

A world-famous mime attempts to be more entertaining than a standard baby. From Trygve Wakenshaw, the creator of smash hits Nautilus (Fosters Award nominee), Kraken and Squidboy, comes a brand-new show and a brand-new baby.

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Comedy

Picture the most mundane place imaginable descending into a world of absurdist fantasy. That’s what physical comedians Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan have created for their new show, Different Party. 

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Comedy

Sassy best friend (sas-ee best frend): 1) A sidekick to the main character in a romantic comedy. 2) Not conventionally attractive, quirky, hard to love.

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Comedy

New Zealand-based award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson in her Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut. Her natural, straight up style has audiences eating out of her hand the moment she takes the stage.

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Comedy

The multi award winning show returns to the Fringe for potentially the last time.

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Comedy

Two of New Zealand’s top comics present the full spectrum, from David’s nonsense to Matt’s sense. This is the best of both worlds, the eye of the hurricane, and the actual hurricane.

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Comedy

Britain's unique history with the Golliwog – addressing the mixed-race elephant in the room

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Family

A family stand-up comedy show that warps time, space and logic.

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Comedy

The summer is coming. You know what that means: beaches, bathing suits and boys...

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Family

Back by popular demand, Card Ninja is an award-winning, riotous display of comedy and card stunts using playing cards as ninja weapons.

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