Edinburgh Festival Day 1: Free Tickets

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Every day throughout the Festival, the Independent will be offering free tickets for selected shows. To claim them, simply turn up at the respective box office after 10am brandishing a copy of the Independent.

Today we are offering five pairs of tickets for The Magic Music Box, a show for children aged four and over, 10am at the Gilded Balloon, venue 38 (031-226 2151). There are also five pairs for John Shuttleworth's Guide to Stardom, a cult insider's guide to showbiz success; Sheffield's light entertainer launches punters on a rollercoaster round the world of glitz at The Pleasance, venue 33 (031-556 6550) at 7.05pm. Also at The Pleasance, at 9pm, there are five pairs of tickets for Borderline Theatre's Waiting for Tommy, a surreal exploration of the life of Tommy Cooper. Finally, people's poet John Hegley hosts a meeting of his Tattoo O'Clock Poetry Club at The Assembly Rooms, venue 3 (031-226 2428) at 2pm; we have two pairs of tickets to give away.

The following International Festival show is fully booked today: Greenwich Theatre Company's performance of CP Taylor's Schippel.

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