Five things to do at the Fringe: Monday 21 August

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Your pick of the Festivals nights out

• COMEDY

AL PITCHER: MY TINY TRIUMPHS: Now living in Sweden and following a five-year absence from Edinburgh, it’s time for the Kiwi, below, who has won comedy awards in Australia, the UK and Sweden to make you laugh once more. He has missed you, now don’t miss him. From his first words it was like the audience was on laughing gas, genuinely caught up in the performance.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 8.15pm, £9.50 (£8.50), 0131-226 0000

• MUSICAL

ASSASSINS: Who would try to kill the President of the United States? Brought to life by the talented cast from Princeton University, this dark and witty musical gets inside the heads of the fascinating assassins who have famously made history, or have not-so-famously tried. Told through American folk music, Assassins is an unconventional story that’s guaranteed to have audiences humming. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

theSpace on North Bridge, 1.05pm, £8, 0131-226 0000

• THEATRE

TOKYO TRILOGY: This comic adaptation of three short stories by Haruki Murakami follows six actors as they explore modern Japan. Whilst encountering Wagner, 30 burgers and an assortment of weapons, they come to terms with the struggle between tradition and the new.

C eca, 3pm, £7.50 (£5.50), 0131-226 0000

• MUSIC

ANTONIO FORCIONE – SKETCHES OF AFRICA: The Fringe’s favourite guitarist, below, returns with his latest album. A beautifully captured concoction of world music with an emphasis on what African music does best: rhythm and melody.

Assembly George Square, 7.40pm, £14 (£13), 0131-226 0000

• KIDS

THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL:

World-class circus compete in a star-studded circus spectacular to thrill family audiences. Ocean Terminal Big Top, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm, various prices, 0131-226 0000