Five must-see show as 70th fest winds down

Edinburgh International Festival fireworks concert
Edinburgh International Festival fireworks concert
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AS the Festival and Fringe enters its last week, here are our final five must sees of 2017.

A Rebel Without A Pause

A FAMILIAR face on TV in the 70s, Frank Carson blazed a comedy trail for 50 years with his quick-fire gags and infectious laugh. In this play discover how the boy from Belfast went from the army to entertaining royalty. It’s the way he tells ‘em.

Assembly Rooms, until 27 August, 1.40pm, £13-£15, 0131-226 0000

The Naked Magicians

ADULTS only magic returns to the Fringe courtesy of Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler.

Following last year’s sold-out shows the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show comes to the Assembly Rooms. Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants.

Assembly Rooms, until 27 August, 9.45pm, £13.50-£15, 0131-226 0000

Arlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip.

FREDDIE Mercury, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Hot Gossip... Arlene Phillips’ list of credits is endless. Join the legendary choreographer and toughest Strictly Come Dancing judge ever, as she shares tales of a life in dance.

Assembly Checkpoint, until 26 August, 2.30pm, £15, 0131-226 0000


THE acclaimed immersive staging of Irvine Welsh’s classic comes home. In a tunnel opened exclusively for the production, expect to be part of the action, including the notorious ‘worst toilet in Scotland’ scene.

Venue150 at EICC, until 27 August, various times, £17.50, 0131-226 0000​

EIF Fireworks Concert

SET against the backdrop of the Castle, this spectacular event brings together orchestral music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and magnificent pyrotechnics.

Princes Street Gardens, Monday, 9pm, £15-£32, 0131-473 2000