It’s that time of year again! If you’re going up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, be sure to catch the following babblificent shows:
You’ll be hard-pressed to miss festival favourite Pippa this year! She’ll be entertaining families in the Showstoppers’ Kids Show, before the adults get their turn to see her in Oliver-award winning ShowStopper! The Improvised Musical in the evenings. But that’s not all! If you’re really lucky you’ll be able to catch one of her guest appearances in Whose Line is it Anyway? as well as FOUR NIGHTS ONLY with There Will Be Cake. So you’ve no excuses not to see her!
The Showstoppers’ Kids Show, July 31, Aug 1-18, Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance 2), 12.00
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, July 31, Aug 1-12, 14-25, Pleasance Courtyard (The Grand), times vary
Whose Line is it Anyway? Live at the Fringe, July 31, Aug 1-11, 13-26 (Pippa’s dates vary), Underbelly, Bristo Square (McEwan Hall), 19.00
There Will be Cake, Aug 19-22, Gilded Balloon at the Museum (Auditorium), 21.00
The boy is back in town! Miles returns to the Fringe this year in self-penned Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott. At age seven, Phil was sent to Dublin by his single mother, Philomena, to be raised by her parents so she could earn enough money to survive. Looking at race, parenthood and identity this one-man play dives into late 50s and 60s Dublin through the eyes of a young Phil Lynott, exploring how his unique circumstances set him up to found Thin Lizzy and become one of the stand out rock stars of the 70s.
Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott, Aug 2-14, PQA Venues @ Riddles Court (Q3), 19.00
All Victor wants is a trophy wife and to start a family. All Caitlin wants is a baby and a rich husband. All Fiona wants is to get back with Victor. Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock. The lovely Kate appears in this dark comedy, the first play written by the fantastic Russell Obeney.
Victor, Aug 2-15, PQA Venues @ Riddles Court (Q2), 14.30
Festival stalwart Guy returns for his 26th consecutive year at the Fringe! Sadly he’s not appearing on stage this year but as always he’s directed and produced some amazing shows: Beckettian black comedy Shaving the Dead, hilarious insights into the filming of Jaws in The Shark is Broken, as well as celebration of Damon Runyan Guys, Dolls & Pies, a fresh feminist take on Romeo & Juliet, and P.A.L.S., following the lives and loves, crises and calamities of four childhood pals from the sixties to the noughties on their once-proud Birmingham council estate.
Shaving the Dead, Aug 1-12, 14-25, Assembly George Square Studios (Two), 12.30
The Shark is Broken, Aug 2-25 (alternating with Guys, Dolls & Pies), Assembly George Square Studios (Three), 11.00
Guys, Dolls & Pies, Aug 1-24 (alternating with The Shark is Broken), Assembly George Square Studios (Three), 11.00
Romeo & Juliet, Aug 2-25 (alternating with P.A.L.S.), Assembly George Square (The Blue Room), 13.25
P.A.L.S., Aug 1-24 (alternating with Romeo & Juliet), Assembly George Square (The Blue Room), 13.25
A fleeting visit to the Fringe from Ms Burke this year, so book your tickets now for Nancy’s Philosopher! Written especially for her to perform, it’s the forgotten story of the impossible relationship between David Hume and society beauty Nancy Ord. Don’t miss it.
Nancy’s Philosopher, Aug 19-22, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, times vary.
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