We asked some of our Twitter friends for some recommendations for the Edinburgh Fringe this year. This is some of the responses we got as MUST SEE’S for this year’s Fringe.
Institute ( Gecko Theatre Company)
The Pleasance Grand 5th – 29th Aug 13:00
Gecko has a reputation for generating unique worlds, exquisite stage craft and breath-taking choreography. Institute uses movement, imagery and a range of choreographic styles to further explore the complexity of human behavior. As well as being visually captivating, Institute is extremely intimate and often very funny. An incisive dissection of the way we nurture and care for ourselves and each other.
The Beau Zeaux: Deborah Frances White
The Pleasance Theatre 6th-30th Aug
Marcus Brigstocke, Thom Tuck, Pippa Evans, Rachel Parris lead the rotating cast becoming hilarious characters you won't forget, creating hilarious stories before your eyes in this new improvised comedy experience. Wheels greased by Deborah...
Happy Birthday Without You
Paines Plough's ROUNDABOUT at Summerhall 7th-30th Aug
Violet Fox is an award winning live and visual spoken word vegan solo artist and occasional collaborator. Today is a celebration of every birthday. And you're invited. Bring beer and bunting and come on a journey through Violet's childhood of pop tarts, Patti Smith and second hand smoke. In Happy Birthday Without You Violet tells the story of her complicated relationship with her mother through a series of birthday anecdotes, musical interludes and cake. Warning: people usually cry.
Pleasance Dome (Venue 23) Aug 5-16, 18-31
Seances, spirituality, immortality and magic. The true story of the deadly feud between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Starring Phill Jupitus as Conan Doyle and Alan Cox as Houdini. By Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky, writers of previous Edinburgh smash hits.
C Nova (Venue 145) 5th-31st August (not 18th)
It’s the 1920s and the Gods of Olympus spend their nights in Dionysus’ boudoir, looking for entertainment by playing with the lives of the little people below. But have they bitten off more than they can chew as they attempt to meddle with the headstrong Ariadne, the courageous Theseus and the small matter of a Minotaur that needs defeating?
John Lennon: In His Own Write
Voodoo Rooms (Venue 68b) Aug 8-30
In 1964 at the height of Beatle-mania John Lennon released his first book In His Own Write. A zany, hilarious and sophisticated collection of stories, scenes and poems, it was beloved by critics and audiences alike providing a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the world's most famous wordsmiths. Baldynoggin Productions are delighted to present the entire book on stage for the first time and completely free as part of PBH's Free Fringe.