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What Not To Miss - Assembly Festival, Edinburgh 2019

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

The Edinburgh Festivals have well and truly started, and the city is already a hive of activity with street performers and much more! Have you visited one of Edinburgh's Festivals? There is so many choices, it can be hard to decide. With something for everyone from comedians to acrobats, music, and drama. Here are some of the incredible performances you don't want to miss.

What Not To Miss - Assembly Festival, Edinburgh 2019

Choir of Man

Imagine the greatest pub gig you've been to then multiply it by 10 and you'll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout. A real working bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action!

Assembly Hall 1st - 15th August at 19.30

Reuben Kaye

The Obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy, and rib-crackling funny, Reuben Kaye finally returns to Edinburgh in an explosion of high camp and filthy humour.

Assembly Checkpoint 2-6, 8-20, 22-25 Aug at 21.30

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

A new parody musical, inspired by the iconic TV show. When Ross' wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life...will he end up with his true love?

Assembly Rooms 1-6, 8-11, 13-18, 20-26 Aug at 13.00

Flip Fabrique: Blizzard

What if winter has taken over? With Blizzard, Flip Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invite you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder

Assembly Hall 1-6, 8-11, 13-18, 20-26 Aug at 16.25

Frisky & Mannish's PopLab

With their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever.

Palais Du Variete 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 Aug at 19.00

Morgan and West: Unbelievable Science

Unbelievable Science is an interactive science show for the whole family, where experiments take place right before your eyes! Expect explosive thrills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills!

Gordon Aikman Theatre 2-20, 22-25 Aug at 16.30

Noise Boys

The brand-new tap dancing and beatboxing spectacular show is set to take the world by storm. Audiences of all ages will love this show from the stars and creators of Choir of Man, Gobsmacked, and The Magnets.

Gordon Aikman Theatre 2-12, 14-25 Aug at 18.00

Joanne McNally

Ireland's comedy sweetheart (self-titled) and Dublin Fringe Best Performer nominee is returning to Edinburgh on The Prosecco Express, fresh from her Sell-out Irish tour and Soho Theatre run.

Studio 4 2-12, 14-26 Aug at 18.25

What Girls Are Made Of

Based on her own diaries, the true story of Cora Bissett's rollercoaster journey from 90's indie-kid hopeful to wised-up woman. 2018 Fringe Smash, directed by Orla O'Loughlin

Assembly Hall 2-6, 8-11, 13-18, 20-25 Aug at 14.30

Machine de Cirque: La Galeria

Cirque's new production takes you to the boundaries of art, With enticing live music and breathing acrobatics, let yourself be drawn into this astounding and unusual exhibit.

Assembly Rooms 2-6, 8-11, 13-18, 20-25 Aug at 18.00

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Ed takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits worth passing on to his children.

Assembly Rooms 2-11, 13-25 Aug at 21.00

Cruel Intentions: The '90's Musical

Enter the manipulative world of Manhattan's most dangerous liaisons, it's the cult movie you love laced with '90s classics.

Palais Du Variete 2-12, 14-25 Aug at 20.30

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