What’s on - Monday 31 October - Wednesday 2 November

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COMEDY

An Evening With Rob Brydon: Welsh comedian, actor, writer and presenter shares some insights from his recently released memoir. Traverse, Cambridge Street, 7.30pm, £15, 0131 228 3223

Red Raw: Up to ten new acts quake in their boots, at the mercy of your sense of humour. The Stand, York Place, 7.30pm, £2, 0131 558 7272

MUSIC

Ugly Duckling: Light-hearted underground hip-hop from the Californian trio. Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 7pm, £10, 0131-225 1757

The Cureheads: The Cure tribute band do their thing. The Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street, 7.30pm, £8, 0131 556 7060

Jazz Bar Big Band: Seventeen-piece jazz ensemble. Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 8pm, £4, 0131 220 4298

Glamour & The Baybes: Mix of rock, jazz, blues and funk. The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 11pm, £2 (£1), 0131-220 4298

CLUBS

Notorious: R&B, hip-hop and dancehall. Espionage, Victoria Street, 10.30pm, free, 0131-477 7007

Mixed Up: Hip-hop, chart and R’n’B. The Hive, Niddry Street, 10pm, free, 0131-556 0444

Nu Fire: Hip Hop to dubstep and back again. Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 11pm, free, 0131-225 1757

Trade Union: Night to give something back to the bar and club workers with everything except cheese. Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 11pm, £2 (£1), 0131-220 6176

Samhuinn Afterparty: Beltane Fire Society afterparty. The Bongo Club, Holyrood Road, 11pm, £TBC, 0131 558 7604

TUESDAY

THEATRE

27: A co-production from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, 27 is an important and human play about loneliness, ageing, science and the loss of our sense of self. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 7.45pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848

Kes: Stage adaptation of Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel For A Nave, and more directly, Ken Loach’s film Kes. Traverse, Cambridge Street, 7.30pm, £11-15, 0131 228 3223

Dr Marigold And Mr Chops: Simon Callow stars in two solo dramas by Charles Dickens, playing roles which the writer himself performed when on reading tours. Adapted by Patrick Garland. Until November 5. King’s Theatre, Leven Street 7.30pm, £14.50-£27.50, 0131-529 6000

COMEDY

Wicked Wenches: Susan Calman hosts a night of female comedy, with Mary Bourke, Diane Spencer and Jane Brister. The Stand, York Place, 7.30pm, £6, 0131 558 7272

MUSIC

Washington: Spartan indie from singer-songwriter Megan Washington. Electric Circus, Market Street, 7pm, £6, 0131 226 4224

Ghosting Season: Ambient, Kompakt-esque techno from Mancunian duo. Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 7pm, £5, 0131 225 1757

CLUBS

Antics: Rock, emo, punk and metal dispatches from Edinburgh’s alt.scene. The Hive, Niddry Street, 11pm, free, 0131-556 0444

Soul Jam Hot: Eclectic funk, soul and hip-hop jams. Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 11pm, free, 0131-225 1757

Split: DnB, breaks and techno. Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 11pm, free, 0131-220 6176

WEDNESDAY

MUSICAL

SISTER ACT. Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, £18.50-£43.50, 0844-871 3014

THEATRE

27: See Tuesday. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 2.30pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848

Kes: Traverse, Cambridge Street, 7.30pm, £11-15, 0131 228 3223

A PLAY A PIE AND A PINT - God Bless Liz Lochhead: Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 1pm, £12, 0131-228 1404

Dr Marigold And Mr Chops: King’s Theatre, Leven Street 7.30pm, (matinee 2.30pm), £14.50-£27.50, 0131-529 6000

Hormonal Housewives: Carol Smillie stars in Julie Coombe and John McIsaac’s comedy-drama about women of a certain age, until November 5. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 8pm, £18.50-£24.50, 0131-529 6000

COMEDY

Broken Windows Policy: Ben Verth leads an ensemble cast that includes Sian Bevan, Graeme Thomas, Larah Bross and Dave MacGregor. With Malcolm Roger. The Stand, York Place, 7.30pm, £4, 0131 558 7272

MUSIC

King Creosote: Acoustic set from the Fence Collective head. The Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 7pm, £14, 0131 225 2564

Teatime Acoustic - Easy Chair: More excellence from that music-loving lot at the Jazz Bar. Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 7pm, free, 0131 220 4298

Roddy Woomble: Idlewild frontman bridges the Bering Strait between folk and rock in his solo outing. The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 7pm, £12.50, 0131 668 3456

Emeli Sande: Singer-songwriter Emeli Sande, taking influences from Nina Simone and Lauren Hill ailke, drops by the Caves. The Caves, Niddry Street South, 7pm, £10, 0131 557 8989

Japanese Voyeurs: Alt-metal quartet with oomph. Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 7pm, £7, 0131-225 1757

Andrew Roachford: Veteran soul and R&B artist visits the Capital for what should be a well-attended affair. The Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street, 7pm, £15, 0131 556 7060

CLUBS

Witness: Residents Blackwax and Attic Kings host guest Seekae. Expect quality underground house, UK garage and bass music galore. Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 11pm, free, 0131 225 1757

Hush: Retro soundtrack for midweek partyheads. Electric Circus, Market Street, 10pm-1am, free, 0131-226 4224

Indigo: Cult night of indie and alternative sounds. Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 10pm-3am, £3 (£1), 0131 225 2564

Jungledub: Dub, dubstep, and jungle. Bongo Club, Holyrood Road, 11pm, free, 0131-558 8844

Bangers & Mash: Chart and cheese. The Hive, Niddry Street, 10pm, £1 (£3 after 11pm), 0131-556 0444

Indigo: Indie night that veers from the ridiculous (David Guetta, Jet: fail) to the sublime (Foals, Wiley). The Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 10.30pm, £3, 0131 225 2564