Edinburgh Festival: Day Planner Your Guide to What's Best at the Festival and Fringe

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10AM

CHILDREN

10.10-11.45 Circus Workshop. Try your hand at the unicycle, tightrope and bed of nails, all under expert supervision. Magic Carpet Theatre (venue 82), 117 Nicolson Street (667 2212). To 31 Aug.

12 NOON

THEATRE

12.00-1.45 Joy. Futuristic thriller. Abbotsford Scott (venue 103), 18 Morningside Road (447 1122). Price pounds 4 (pounds 3.50). To 22 Aug.

1PM

THEATRE

1.50-3.05 An Immaculate Misconception. A brave new world story of twin births by Carl Djerassi, the man who was almost single-handedly responsible for making the Permissive Society possible by inventing the Pill. C too (venue 4), St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace (225 5105). Price pounds 6 (pounds 5). Until 31 Aug.

2PM

CHILDREN

2.00-3.30 The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's ballet with spectacular giant puppets. South Leith Parish Church Halls (venue 180), Henderson Street. To 29 Aug (not 23).

3PM

COMEDY

3.45-4.45 The Road to Largs. Comedy sketch show produced by Maxton Walker of The Independent. Calder's Gilded Balloon II (venue 36), People's Palace, Old Fishmarket Close (226 2151). Price pounds 5.50 (pounds 4.50), until 31 Aug.

4PM

THEATRE

4.35-5.35 Tamogotchi Heaven. Tragi-comic tale of a woman and her cyberpet. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 6.50 (pounds 5.50) until 31 Aug.

7PM

DANCE

7.20-10.30 Destino Tango. With Dutch maestros Sexteto Canyengue and dancers Club Tango 5. Graffiti (venue 90), at the Corner Broughton and East London Streets (557 8330). Price pounds 8.50 (pounds 7.50), Until 31 Aug (not 25).

COMEDY

7.30-9.30 Rory Bremner. Britain's No. 1 mimic, back at the Fringe for the first time in a decade. The Queen's Hall (venue 72), Clerk Street (668 2019). Price pounds 12 (pounds 10), final night.

8PM

COMEDY

8.15-9.15 Mark Doherty - Fascinating Things. Unique, surreal standup. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 7.50 (pounds 6.50), 20, 23, 25-27 Aug.

COMEDY

8.30-9.30 Rich Hall. `Grouchy, deadpan, comic, bastard, genius.' Diatribe against America by one of her own. Very funny. The Observer Assembly (venue 3), Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street. Price pounds 9 (pounds 8). Until 30 Aug.

9PM

COMEDY

9.00-10.00 Jason Byrne. Fast and furious act with off the cuff material from the talented young standup. His first solo Edinburgh show. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 7.50 (pounds 6.50). Until 31 Aug.

THEATRE

9.15-10.45 The Sea and the Mirror. Some striking performances in this marvellous commentary on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' by W H Auden. New Parliament House (venue 164), Regent Road (661 3088). Price pounds 5 (pounds 3). Until 29 Aug (not 23).

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