Top 5 - Theatre

DICKENS UNPLUGGED

A massively entertaining whirlwind trip through Charles Dickens' 35 classic books and 2,324 amazing characters, in just over an hour. Written and directed by the founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

Assembly @ George Street, until August 27, 12.15pm

JIHAD: THE MUSICAL

Sensational new musical comedy set to incite violent applause and a new cult following. Featuring insightful satirical sequences including 'I Wanna Be Like Osama'. Hilarious spin on the lives of terrorist masterminds.

C, until August 27, 10.25pm

TEENAGE KICKS

A funny, touching journey through the life of Britain's best-loved broadcaster, John Peel, as he transforms from a well-spoken idealistic hippy into a down-to-earth DJ. Keiron Forsyth, below, plays Peel.

Assembly Universal Arts, until August 27 (not tomorrow), 5.40pm

AN AIR BALLOON ACROSS ANTARCTICA

A brilliant Australian production taking the audience on a hot air balloon ride to the cold continent, with looks at love, separation and loneliness on the way. A beautifully scripted take on the depths of the human soul.

Pleasance Dome, until August 27 (not tomorrow), 5.20pm

MIRACLE IN RWANDA

A play based on the true story of Immacule, a Tutsi woman who survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanda by hiding in a tiny bathroom for three months with seven other women. A deeply touching journey through one woman's faith in God, below.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until August 27, 3pm and 7.45pm