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pillow talk
Theatre

pillow talk

Watch anytime
Free
Livestreams daily. Previous episodes available to watch.
19:00

A unique multimedia theatre event, pillow talk focuses on the intimate, beautiful and messy conversations we have with loved ones as we witness three couples navigating life in shared spaces.

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Italian Stallion Story
Comedy

Italian Stallion Story

Online
Virtual event
Free
Sat
29 Aug
16:00

As an ex-stripper I've done a lot of things which people always get wrong. I’ve always done things my way and I hate people regarding me as just an old man. This back-to-front story will be something you imagined.

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PUSH: IT WILL COME LATER (A filmed reflection)
Dance, physical theatre and circus

PUSH: IT WILL COME LATER (A filmed reflection)

ZOO
Virtual event
Free
Thu
20 Aug

Following two years of collaborating on the making of and performing IT WILL COME LATER, this film brings the artists back together. They reflect on the joys and challenges of the collaboration.

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Cautery
Theatre

Cautery

Greenside
Watch anytime
Pay what you want

Virtual 2020 Fringe show from writer Emyr Cooper! A monologue in five voices exploring themes of healing and change, both in the individual sphere and with wider resonances for a struggling society. https://crowdfund.edfringe.com/cautery

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8th Annual Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival
Events

8th Annual Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival

Edinburgh World Heritage
Virtual event
Free

Join us as we celebrate Edinburgh's traditional buildings in a festival connecting traditional building experts and those who care for them. Join us for online events, ask questions, and get advice!

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Intambo
Dance, physical theatre and circus

Intambo

Greenside@ Royal Terrace
Watch anytime
Pay what you want

The artists perform Intambo dance.

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untitled [circuit breaker]
Theatre

untitled [circuit breaker]

ZOO
Virtual event
Free
Mon
17 Aug

A new binaural video that interrogates the restlessness of social isolation made during lockdown by CHILLIDXDDY and George Rayner-Law. Best viewed alone in a dark room with headphones at 100%.

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Stealth Aspies: The Show
Theatre

Stealth Aspies: The Show

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50
Watch anytime
Free

Annual Edinburgh Fringe visitors The Stealth Aspies theatre company, is a company of entirely autistic adults started in 2017. Watch their last performance as an entire company.

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Greatest Ever Late'n'Live
Comedy

Greatest Ever Late'n'Live

Gilded Balloon
Virtual event
Free
Sat
22 Aug
21:00

An online show of the most iconic moments from the legendary Late’n’Live stage! Acts include Rich Hall, Gina Yashere, Danny Bhoy, Felicity Ward and more. In true Late’n’Live fashion, anything goes!

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Back of the Head with a Brick
Spoken word

Back of the Head with a Brick

Shedinburgh Festival
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Mon
31 Aug
19:30

This is a dark comedy about wanting to love as much you can, express yourself as much as you’re able, while keeping defense mechanisms that helped you survive intact.

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Luke Wright
Spoken word

Luke Wright

ZOO
Virtual event
Free
Sat
22 Aug
20:00

Taking us back to the Regency period in a new ballad. After being dumped by her aristocratic lover, Mary Ann Pearce became a regular in the gin shops of Drury Lane, drinking hard and fighting harder.

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DOUBLE
Theatre

DOUBLE

Virtual event
Pay to book a ticket
11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29 Aug
20:00 & 21:30

Darkfield's Darkfield Radio brings immersive audio experiences to audiences at home. Double is the first transmission, a troubling exercise in familiarity for two people at a kitchen table.

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Rock Stars - Photography Exhibition
Exhibitions

Rock Stars - Photography Exhibition

Gallery-Close
Physical event
Free
Wed-Sat All August
10:30-18:00

Free photography exhibition. Featuring images of Bowie, Blondie, Freddie Mercury etc. Please call in advance of travelling as opening times can vary - 07740 870579.

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No Direction Home
Comedy

No Direction Home

Virtual
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Fri
21 Aug
19:00

Live, online laughter from the brilliant comedy collective, with special guest headliner to be announced. No Direction Home run free workshops for emerging comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

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10 Year John Hunt 4 O'Clock Afternoon Blues & Swing
Music

10 Year John Hunt 4 O'Clock Afternoon Blues & Swing

The Jazz Bar
Watch anytime
Pay to book a ticket
Anytime

John Hunt is in the lock-down land of musicians and can't come out to play! However John is offering to record unique personalised video song requests. You choose the songs, for yourself or loved one.

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Fred MacAulay in Conversation
Comedy

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Gilded Balloon
Virtual event
Pay to book a ticket
Sun
30 Aug
17:00

Zoomed out? We’ve got just the treat to zoom you right back in. Join Fred on Zoom (surprise!) on Sunday Afternoon for a conversation with guests Jo Brand & Justin Moorhouse

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Charmian Hughes: SHE
Comedy

Charmian Hughes: SHE

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Fri
7 Aug
20:00

Charmian set out to be good, but finds it’s the bad girls that get remembered! And the baddest of them all is ‘SHE’, the ancient vengeful goddess-queen inside everyone! (Special Guest - the Colossal Squid).

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Status
Theatre

Status

Virtual event
Pay what you want
Sat
15 Aug
19:30

A show about someone who doesn’t want his any more. About running away from the national story you’re given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you give it up.

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Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)
Comedy

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Monkey Barrel
Watch anytime
Free
Aug 10-14, 17-21, 24-28

Every weekday, from August 10-28th, we will repeat one of our 2019 mixed-bill comedy shows for 24 hours, to support the Monkey Barrel's Crowdfunder and help ease the heartbreak of Edfringe absence.

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Voodoo Rooms Gala Show
Cabaret and variety

Voodoo Rooms Gala Show

Voodoo Rooms
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Sat
29 Aug
19:30

Voodoo Rooms have, together with promoters Blond Ambition and PBH’s Free Fringe, assembled a selection of fringe favourites for a live gala night filmed from their new socially distanced studio.

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Tom Seals: The Piano Man
Music

Tom Seals: The Piano Man

Assembly Piccolo George Square Gardens
Watch anytime
Pay what you want

Tom Seals literally has the world at his fingertips. Tom Seals: The Piano Man demonstrates exactly why he is being hailed as one of the UK's finest blues and boogie-woogie piano vocalists worldwide.

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Matthew Hayhurst: Fields
Comedy

Matthew Hayhurst: Fields

Just The Tonic
Watch anytime
Pay to book a ticket

It is a pastoral English hor-com (horror-comedy, it'll catch on) set across three generations in the tranquil village of Whittling-Upon-Avon-in-the-Fields.

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Amazones
Dance, physical theatre and circus

Amazones

ZOO
Virtual event
Free
Sat
22 Aug

Amazones. A nation of mythical women, warriors whose furious powers and mercilessness have created bizarre stories.

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San Francisco Street Magic - Direct from our Flats!
Cabaret and variety

San Francisco Street Magic - Direct from our Flats!

Laughing Horse @ The Raging Bull
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Fri
28 Aug
20:00

Direct from San Francisco: magic, juggling and crazy stunts with Frisco Fred, Chase the Entertainer, Jonathan Strange, Eric the Great and Captain Jack (a pirate, for real, no kidding, aargh!).

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About Comedy: Online Stand-Up Comedy Course
Comedy

About Comedy: Online Stand-Up Comedy Course

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
Virtual event
Pay to book a ticket
2 day course, 15th & 16th Aug 11am to 4.30pm
11:00

Intensive group comedy course online over 2 days, held at the Fringe annually since 2006: Perform in an online Fringe show too.

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Admiring La Stupenda
Dance, physical theatre and circus

Admiring La Stupenda

Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Watch anytime
Free

An opera queen recalls memories of Joan Sutherland, and his mum, in this tragi-camp performance of anecdote and movement in improvised gowns. 'Redefines the possibility for one man shows' ★★★★★ (Wee Review).

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Mumsnetters! Online
Comedy

Mumsnetters! Online

Online Streaming
Watch anytime
Pay what you want

A play based on the forums on Mumsnet - say hello to 5 vastly contrasting women who go through the arduous comedic journey that is being a mum. Meet the mums in their weekly lockdown quiz!

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Smother
Dance, physical theatre and circus

Smother

ZOO
Virtual event
Free
Thu
20 Aug

Can you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change? 201’s raw, contemporary hip-hop returns. ★★★★ 'Takes hip-hop into thrillingly new terrain' (The Guardian).

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Lockdown Drag-Out
Theatre

Lockdown Drag-Out

theSpaceUK
Watch anytime
Free
08-30 Aug

At first, Audrey embraces the unexpected gift of time at home, but not all gifts are as precious as they seem. A not-to-be-missed exploration of the psychological effects of isolation.

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The Unravelling Wilburys
Music

The Unravelling Wilburys

Stockbridge Church
Watch anytime
Free

Appalacian 'ol boys with wicked humour and fantastic live music with interpretations of Traveling Wilburys songs and choice cuts from the catalogues of Messrs Dylan, Harrison, Lynne, Petty and Orbison. www.unravellingwilburys.co.uk

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Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical
Comedy

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

Just The Tonic
Watch anytime
Pay to book a ticket

From his outpost in the luscious green parkland of Milton Keynes, Tom GK brings you a unique version of his critically-acclaimed illness-themed musical.

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Viva GlasVegas: Burlesque and Cabaret Showcase
Cabaret and variety

Viva GlasVegas: Burlesque and Cabaret Showcase

Voodoo Rooms
Watch anytime
Pay what you want
Released 10, 17 & 21 Aug

Oh Fringe, alas, we miss you, but it wouldn't be August without a cheeky visit to GlasVegas! Hosted by Scotland's very own GlasVegas showgirl Roxy Stardust!

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National Dance Company Wales
Dance, physical theatre and circus

National Dance Company Wales

ZOO
Virtual event
Free
Mon
17 Aug

Tundra is a barren landscape where ultra-modern creativity blinks into life and tears pages from history books about Russian folk dance, the USSR and revolution.

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Now Maybe Sunbeam
Theatre

Now Maybe Sunbeam

online@theSpaceUK
Watch anytime
Free
Available 15-30 Aug

H.R. is calling. The cats are napping. Preparing for a mysterious meeting with Human Resources our quarantined cat guardian takes stock of his life in isolation with the help of his cats.

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Will Mars: The Movie
Comedy

Will Mars: The Movie

Laughing Horse @ The City Cafe
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Sat
15 Aug
20:00

Television credit to prove I'm funny. Another to prove the first wasn't a fluke "Quote about a previous show." Stars [well known publication] "Another quote." Stars again [lesser known publication]

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Stealth Aspies Autistics Annonymous 2019 Tour
Spoken word

Stealth Aspies Autistics Annonymous 2019 Tour

Marlborough Theatre Brighton
Watch anytime
Free

The lives of real autistic people, some 'in the closet'. Some with jobs, relationships and families. Some alone. Alain English, Paul Wady, Sarah Saeed, Hannah Yahya Hassan and Janine Booth. 2019.

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Lee Kyle: Giant Comedy Show For Families Who Aren't Boring
Children's shows

Lee Kyle: Giant Comedy Show For Families Who Aren't Boring

Just The Tonic
Watch anytime
Pay to book a ticket

Lee Kyle does shows for families who aren't boring, they are not like taking your kid to family time at the library. Boisterous and rude, you're not going to learn anything.

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Correction
Dance, physical theatre and circus

Correction

ZOO
Virtual event
Free
Fri
21 Aug

Imagine a world where you can’t progress despite your best efforts to push forward. Beautifully poignant piece about our lack of freedom.

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This Mortal Coil
Theatre

This Mortal Coil

Watch anytime
Free

When a Hamlet-inspired murder ruins her dress rehearsal, Elissa pursues a dastardly killer alongside an old actor pal, with a hunger for justice and Jammie Dodgers. An audio murder mystery comedy. New episodes every Friday till Friday 14th August.

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The Music of Django Reinhardt
Music

The Music of Django Reinhardt

ClubFest2020 @ Venue 310
Virtual event
Free
Sun
23 Aug
18:30

Listen to the driving rhythm and virtuosic style of Django Reinhardt and his music played by jazz violinist Seonaid Aitken of Rose Room and Scotland's gypsy jazz guitarist Ross Baird.

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Big Daddy and Baby Helen
Comedy

Big Daddy and Baby Helen

Shedinburgh Festival
Watch anytime
Pay what you want

'Wickedly funny’ Rosie Jones and ‘slick, sassy and super satisfying’ Helen Bauer get together for a double bill packed with jokes, mischief and probably, a bit of beef.

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Harry Baker - Something Borrowed ft. Josh Idehen
Spoken word

Harry Baker - Something Borrowed ft. Josh Idehen

Virtual event
Pay what you want
Stream 12 Aug, Repeated 19 Aug
19:00

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker interviews some of the best poets in the country and they both take it in turns to share something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!

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Glad and Min
Comedy

Glad and Min

theSpaceUK
Watch anytime
Free
15-30 Aug

Two friends are beginning to feel the lockdown blues. But the neighbour’s food deliveries are arousing their interest. She doesn’t have a dog? And what links her to a pair of marigolds and a turkey baster?

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Art & Craft Online Market
Exhibitions

Art & Craft Online Market

Virtual event
Free
08, 29 Aug
13.00-19:00

Missing your arts & crafts? Welcome to our Online Market featuring your favourite artists and crafters from across Scotland who usually trade during EdFringe! Our album of goodies can be viewed in advance but buying takes place from 1pm-7pm. www.facebook.com/artandcraftonlinemarkets

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Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year
Comedy

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Just The Tonic
Watch anytime
Pay to book a ticket

Meet the nominees for Woman of the Year. A competitive vicar to a bra saleswoman. Who will win? You decide. 12+ family friendly. Developed with the Soho Theatre and James Cary (BBC comedy writer).

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ImprovBot
Comedy

ImprovBot

Online
Virtual event
Free
07-31 Aug, once per hour

Edinburgh Festival, generated. 7–31 Aug 2020. The world's first AI generated arts festival programme, reimagining old @EdFringe listings (2011-2019). We encourage you to remix, respond, enjoy!

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Traverse Festival
Theatre

Traverse Festival

Traverse Theatre
Watch anytime
Free
From 24 August

We've burst out of August and extended through the rest of 2020 - and beyond! Enjoy new and cutting edge shows and stirring events from the Traverse and partner companies, with many world premieres.

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Delta Blues and Country Rags
Music

Delta Blues and Country Rags

ClubFest2020 @ Venue 310
Virtual event
Free
Wed
19 Aug
19:00

Hear internationally-acclaimed Lone Bear on resonator guitar and blues harp playing classics from the 20's and 30's and originals which showcase his unique finger-picking and bottleneck slide technique.

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Brian Kennedy Live From Dublin
Music

Brian Kennedy Live From Dublin

Watch anytime
Pay to book a ticket

One of Ireland’s most inspired and revered ambassadors of music. A prolific songwriter and master interpreter of lyrics, audiences around the world continue to praise his exceptional vocal talents.

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Team Viking
Theatre

Team Viking

Shedinburgh Festival
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Mon
17 Aug
19:30

Inspired by the 1958 movie Vikings, Tom’s last wish was to be given a viking burial. This is the hilarious, heart-lifting tale of how James and Sarah gave their best mate the send-off he wanted.

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Countdown to Clowntown
Children's shows

Countdown to Clowntown

theSpaceUK
Virtual event
Pay what you want
15-30 Aug
10:00

Singalong dancealong laughalong! Patty & Giggles from Canada’s top clownband take you to Clowntown Garden for a taste of music and magic from next year’s Fringe show. 'Infectious fun!' (Fringereview.ca).

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Conduit
Theatre

Conduit

ZOO
Virtual event
Free
Fri
21 Aug

Conduit is an interactive performance about helping a lonely friend that takes place in your email inbox.

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Bookshelf Ballad: A Short Film
Spoken word

Bookshelf Ballad: A Short Film

theSpaceUK
Watch anytime
Pay what you want
08-30 Aug

What’s being said from the bookshelves behind the TV pundits? Using only titles found on her own shelves, Anne gives them voice in a poignant poem. You’ll never arrange your books alphabetically again

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I am Google - Live from Hollywood
Comedy

I am Google - Live from Hollywood

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Wed
19 Aug
20:30

Hey, guys! It's me, Google! I'm just a guy with a lot of books, maps, and unopened mail finding answers to your questions 24/7. Come meet me live and hang with my friends, Wikipedia, Yahoo, and IMDB

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Weaver of Cashmere and Neckwraps by Kim – Virtual Stall
Exhibitions

Weaver of Cashmere and Neckwraps by Kim – Virtual Stall

Watch anytime
Free

Steve and Kim are missing meeting you all so recreated their popular Royal Mile craft stall in their Edinburgh garden! Here they showcased Steve's luxurious cashmere and Kim's unique neckwraps.

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La Fragancia Del Amor at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020!
Music

La Fragancia Del Amor at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020!

online - livestream and replay
Virtual event
Free
Sun
16 Aug
21:00

Canadian recording artist Claudia Santiago performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe showcasing her new music in 2019! This year, she presents her new world/Latin/tropical show via live-stream and replay!

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anything to declare, mr. dennis?
Theatre

anything to declare, mr. dennis?

onlne@theSpaceUK
Watch anytime
Free
22-30 Aug

Refusing to join the 'Old-White-Guys-Club' of exclusion, master storyteller Dennis Elkins travels through India searching for an epiphany in this poignant comedy of journeys and identity.

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Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it
Comedy

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50
Virtual event
Free
Fri
21 Aug
20:00

With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the bizarre life of an asexual man trying to survive in a sex-obsessed world.

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Wingmen: the Radio Play
Theatre

Wingmen: the Radio Play

PQA Venues
Watch anytime
Free

Adapted from last years 5-star play Wingmen follows 3 airmen the night before their 13th flight in WWII. Eddie is fixated on luck, Tom's half blind and Mick's recklessness has already nearly caused disaster.

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Richard Michael BEM at the Fringe 2020
Music

Richard Michael BEM at the Fringe 2020

artSpace@StMarks
Virtual event
Pay what you want
Fri
14 Aug
19:00

Pianist Richard Michael BEM presents his 2020 Fringe show on YouTube, Friday 14th August at 7pm. Playing Porter, Lennon& McCartney, Brubeck and Burns don't miss this acclaimed pianist on his own piano. Live on YouTube and remaining there afterwards.

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