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C theatre will be back at the Fringe in 2018, but in the meantime you here are details of our 2017 programme:

Shakespeare for Breakfast

C (+1) 2-28 Aug (not 14) at 10:00 (0hr55) Theatre (suitable for all ages)

The Bardic Breakfasters are back! C’s sensational Shakespearience returns, for its 26th sell-out year, with free coffee and croissants! A pleasing plethora of pentameter, puns and pastry. Perfect for hardened Bard fans, blank verse virgins or those just after some quality fun over freshly-brewed coffee and freshly-baked croissants. ‘A bouncy and boisterous take on Willie’s work’ List. ‘Well worth getting out of bed for’ Independent. ‘No holds Bard’ FringeGuru.com. ‘Irreverent humour… clever’ Stage. ‘Side-splitting… glorious’ BroadwayBaby.com. ‘Full of fun’ RemoteGoat.com. ‘Sizzling’ Scottish Daily Express. Free coffee and croissants! Book early.

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Robin’s Hood

C too (main house) 3-28 Aug (not 14) at 11:45 (0hr45) Children's (recommended for ages 3+)

All is not well in Sherwood Forest… so Robin’s looking for a new ‘hood’. He’s also looking for a new hat, which isn’t a hood – and for goodness sake, they’re not green tights, they’re jeggings! Will Marion talk some fashion sense into him? Will Jill Scarlet win the day? Will Friar Tuck manage to keep the weight off now he’s lost it? Join us for a jolly, musical romp, featuring oodles of singing, plenty of dancing and some really rubbish fighting. A laugh-a-minute adventure for children and their families.

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Closer Each Day Company in association with C theatre

This Is Soap

C (+1) 2-28 Aug (not 14) at 12:30 (0hr50) Theatre (recommended PG)

All new! The unplanned, unscripted and unconventional cult comedy show. Join us for a spontaneous soap that develops episode to episode throughout the entire festival. Twin Peaks meets League of Gentlemen via Sunset Beach: a live soap opera full of romance, drama, adventure and enough plot twists to melt your face. Who needs TV? This is live. This is improvised. This is Soap. Hand-crafted by improv experts from Closer Each Day: ‘So consistently gripping it‘s incredible to think it‘s created off the cuff’ VisitBristol.com. ‘I left with aching cheeks from uncontrollable laughter!’ Inter:Mission.

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The Great Big Beautiful Sky

C too (main house) 3-28 Aug (not 14) at 12:45 (0hr50) Theatre (suitable for all ages)

Captain Zarg and Williamina Foxx are Guardians of the Universe. They tirelessly battle to keep the galaxy safe from the Thaaarg (after they’ve finished their homework). In real life Max and Emma are struggling to make sense of school, their parents, skin care routines, and life, really… If only they had real friends, in the real world. They do go to the same school, but can they make their friendship work without their avatars? A heart-warming multimedia experience about growing up in the virtual age.

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Dickens for Dinner

C (+1) 2-28 Aug (not 14) at 13:30 (0hr50) Theatre (suitable for all ages)

The cast of the sell-out Shakespeare for Breakfast invite you back for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Join us for a deliciously daring look at this classic British author, with a feverishly funny flavour. Who says literature can’t make you laugh? Sit down for a truly surreal repast. Dickens goes delirious. Bring your Great Expectations to see what the Pickwick Papers have been raving about. Free soup!

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Shakespeare for Kids: Toil and Trouble

C south (gardens) 3-28 Aug (not 14) at 14:00 (0hr45) Children's (recommended for ages 3+)

Meet William Shakespeare and some of his fabulous friends for a truly magical experience. We are back! Expect more adventures, suspense and lots of laughs. A perfect introduction to some of Shakespeare’s much loved plays, bringing his original language to life for new audiences, this is an accessible, interactive and relaxed performance in the picturesque surroundings of St Peter’s gardens. The performance will take place indoors in the event of heavy rain. ‘Capturing the emotional heart’ ★★★★ List.

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Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

C south (gardens) 3-28 Aug (not 14) at 18:30 (1hr25) Theatre (suitable for all ages)

Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. Let us cast you away to our magical island, where Prospera is plotting her revenge… With her enemies in sight the scene is set: music, magic and murderous mischief abounds. Bring a picnic or purchase snacks from the bar. The performance will take place indoors in the event of heavy rain. Outdoor Shakespeare at its best from Fringe favourites C theatre: ‘A joy to watch’ ★★★★ ThreeWeeks. ‘Capturing the emotional heart’ ★★★★ List.

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Electric Cabaret

C primo (theatre) 4-27 Aug at 23:45 (1hr30) Cabaret (recommended 14+)

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns, to a new home at C primo in the historic Hill Street Theatre. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe. With a different line-up every night this is a chance to see some of the Festival’s most exciting new artists. The Hep Cats come out at night! Late bar. ‘A smorgasbord showcase of the wonderful delicacies… wacky, weird and wonderful’ AYoungerTheatre.com. ‘One of the most fun variety cabarets around’ ‘Explosive and adaptable’ ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com.

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