Venue 3: Assembly George Square Gardens

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Assembly is creating a new festival hub in George Square. Seven theatres, multiple bars, food, drink and lots of fun for the entire family, we've got it all.

Shows at this venue in 2013

Esio Trot. Copyright: BBC.

Esio Trot

  • Storytelling
  • 7 - 8
  • 1-14 & 16-25 Aug 2013

After a sell-out student success at Cambridge University's ADC Theatre, this 'brilliant new stage production' **** (Varsity) of the classic...   Full listing

The Breakfast Club. Copyright: BBC.

The Breakfast Club

  • 8
  • 2-4, 8-11, 15-18 & 22-25 Aug 2013

Hot from the oven comes the tastiest breakfast in town. Featuring only the best comedians and acts at the Fringe,...   Full listing

Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks. Copyright: Unique Productions.

Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks

  • 10 - 12
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2013

1976-1988. Two fat men pretend to fight each other. One hundred million watch. This multi award-winning comedy play brings back...   Full listing

Best of the Fest Daytime.

Best of the Fest Daytime

  • Variety
  • 10 - 12.50
  • 2-4, 6-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2013

The perfect way to kick-start your day sampling the very Best of the Fest! Join us in the gardens for...   Full listing

BrainSex.

BrainSex

  • 10 - 12
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-26 Aug 2013

Men read maps better, but women read emotions - so say brain scientists. Is the secret of human behaviour inside...   Full listing

Out of the Blue. Copyright: BBC.

Out of the Blue

  • 9.50 - 11
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2013

Oxford's all-male, all-vocal sensation and stars of Britain's Got Talent return to the Fringe with their unique blend of dazzling...   Full listing

Clown for Hire. Copyright: Thames Television.

Clown for Hire

  • 12 - 13
  • 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2013

Julius the clown is a clumsy character who lives on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. He dreams of performing...   Full listing

No Direction. Image shows from L to R: Albert Welling, Ronnie Toms. Copyright: forgetaboutit.

No Direction

  • Play
  • 12 - 15
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

One thing you can be sure of when you go to the theatre is that nothing is ever what it...   Full listing

Showcatcher. Myf Warhurst. Copyright: BBC.

Showcatcher

  • Chat show
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 6-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2013

Want to know more about the festival? Meet star performers talking about themselves, work, gossip and the best shows. Catch...   Full listing

Holes by Tom Basden. Image shows from L to R: Katy Wix, Mathew Baynton, Daniel Rigby, Bebe Cave. Copyright: BBC.

Holes by Tom Basden

  • 20
  • 4, 9-11, 16-18 & 23-25 Aug 2013

Three conference organisers and a teenage girl are the sole survivors of a fatal plane crash on a remote tropical...   Full listing

Nick: An Accidental Hero. Renee Lyons. Copyright: Little Mo Films.

Nick: An Accidental Hero

  • 11 - 12
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-26 Aug 2013

'Transportive, uncategorizable, original, uplifting and brave' (Theatre Review). An incredible true story about an ordinary man overcoming extraordinary challenges. You'll...   Full listing

White's Lies.

White's Lies

  • Play
  • 15.50 - 16.50
  • 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2013

Some guys are scared stiff at the prospect of settling down, getting married, having kids - and Joe White is...   Full listing

Inspector Norse.

Inspector Norse

  • Satire / play
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2013

(The Girl With Two Screws Left Over). A self-assembly Swedish crime thriller from award-winning comedy duo LipService. A man is...   Full listing

The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Image shows from L to R: Stu McLoughlin, Howard Coggins. Copyright: BBC / Hulu.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

  • Play / music
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-5, 7-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

After their previous self-funded two-man historical drama is savaged in the press, Howard (Bristol Old Vic) and Stu (Kneehigh) are...   Full listing

Fanfiction Comedy.

Fanfiction Comedy

  • 8 - 10
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

Have you ever wondered if it's lonely inside a Pok√© Ball? Or if Optimus Prime has to file tax returns?...   Full listing

Red Bastard. Eric Davis.

Red Bastard

  • 11 - 13
  • 1-6, 8-13 & 15-26 Aug 2013

Could this five-star, dangerous, seductive comedy monster literally change your life? There's only one way to find out. You know...   Full listing

Luke Wright: Essex Lion. Luke Wright.

Luke Wright: Essex Lion

  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

Ever seen a lion? In the wild? In England? Last year in Clacton some campers thought they did. They didn't...   Full listing

Four Screws Loose in Screwtopia!. Image shows from L to R: Thom Ford, Joseph Elliott, Richard David-Caine, George Conan House.

Four Screws Loose in Screwtopia!

  • Music / sketch show
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2013

Fringe favourites Four Screws Loose return with an explosion of comedy not to be missed! 'Had me crying with laughter...   Full listing

New Art Club: Feel About Your Body. Image shows from L to R: Pete Shenton, Tom Roden. Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

New Art Club: Feel About Your Body

  • Stand-up
  • 12 - 14
  • 31 Jul; 1-12, 14-19 & 21-25 Aug 2013

An uplifting, life-affirming, hilarious spectacle about how we feel about our bodies. Expect silliness, see a man talking to his...   Full listing

Lords of Strut.

Lords of Strut

  • 11 - 13
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Two brothers with a passion for dance and a dream to be the greatest celebrities the world has ever seen...   Full listing

Briefs: The Second Coming.

Briefs: The Second Coming

  • 13 - 15
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

Fresh from glitter-bombing the globe, the award winning trouble makers are back with a brand spankin' new show. The all...   Full listing

Sara Pascoe vs the Truth. Sara Pascoe.

Sara Pascoe vs the Truth

  • Stand-up
  • 12 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

Nothing in life is certain. Everything we believe is subjective. Evidence can be manipulated by predispositions and prejudices. You could...   Full listing

Akmal. Akmal Saleh. Copyright: BBC.

Akmal

  • Stand-up
  • 11 - 12.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-26 Aug 2013

Movies, sketch, stand-up, TV appearances, radio DJ and talk-show host, improviser and published author, Akmal is one of Australia's most...   Full listing

Rich Hall. Rich Hall. Copyright: Pett Productions / Baby Cow Productions.

Rich Hall

  • Stand-up
  • 14 - 13
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Rich Hall becomes immeasurably funnier if you try not to laugh at him. Because every time you do, a soul...   Full listing

Glenn Wool: This Road Has Tolls. Glenn Wool. Copyright: BBC.

Glenn Wool: This Road Has Tolls

  • Stand-up
  • 12.50 - 14
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-26 Aug 2013

Another year, another lap around the world for this tetherless vagabond. When people ask me what it's like, living a...   Full listing

Shane Mauss: Mating Season. Shane Mauss. Copyright: BBC.

Shane Mauss: Mating Season

  • Stand-up
  • 11 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Since puberty Shane has wondered: why are relationships so complicated? Why do we bother? And why God, why are we...   Full listing

Titty Bar Ha Ha. Copyright: Blue Door Adventures.

Titty Bar Ha Ha

  • Music
  • 11 - 13
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2013

'I wandered to the cellar, smelled vagina and vanilla... not a common scent I'll grant you but it's fact.' 1943....   Full listing

Rich Hall's Hoedown. Rich Hall. Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Rich Hall's Hoedown

  • Stand-up / music
  • 14 - 15
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

'If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer' (Henry...   Full listing

The Room.

The Room

  • 8
  • 4, 11, 18 & 25 Aug 2013

Bring your plastic spoons and enjoy a Sunday night screening of the cult phenomenon that is The Room. 'The awful...   Full listing