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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Date: 07 Aug 2017

Last Friday the largest arts festival in the world kicked off to massive crowds from across the globe – Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

For those lucky enough to be staying in Edinburgh for the festival we’ve compiled a list of recommendations and where to be.

From performances that will make you laugh and possibly cause some beer spillage, to the ones that get your toes tapping, here’s what to catch in the Scottish capital this summer.

Circa's Humans

A thrilling and heart-stopping performance from the internationally acclaimed Circa. Created by Yaron Lifschitz and fresh from a storming season at Sydney Festival, ten acrobats go faster, harder and higher than ever before. 

Underbelly Circus Hub (Lafayette), The Meadows,

Friday 4th – Saturday 26th August 2017

 

Sh!t Theatre’s DollyWould

Award-winning duo Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit return to the festival with a quirky show that celebrates their mutual love of Dolly Parton. Adventurous and unexpected, the show is a whimsical departure from the ordinary as it tells the story of Dolly entering herself into a drag lookalike competition.

Summerhall, Edinburgh
Monday 7th – Sunday 27th August

 

Letters to Morrissey

Letters to Morrissey is the third in a trilogy of often darkly comic works drawing on the joys and struggles of growing up in working class Scotland, explored through letters written to renowned singer-songwriter Morrissey.  It's a thoughtful play, riddled with secrets, considering our human desire to be understood, and about finding potentially false kinship in an icon you don’t actually know.

Traverse Theatre
Thursday 3rd – Sunday 27 August


Gecko Theatre Company’s The Dreamer

Inspired by the masterful imaginations of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre and Gecko present The Dreamer. Helena finally finds the man of her dreams but when she realises she can’t keep him, she falls deep into a stormy landscape of extraordinary visions, hideous nightmares and vivid memories.

Pleasance Grand | Edinburgh

Soweto Gospel Choir

Watch a spectacle that has been enjoyed by the likes of the Royal Family, Nelson Mandela and the Obamas, as the two-time Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir bring their South African sound to Edinburgh. The greatest singers from South Africa will assemble at the festival, performing gospel interpretations of classics from around the world, sung in eight different South African languages.

 

Luke Wright’s Frankie Vah

Following the multi award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright's second verse play deals with love, loss and belief, against a backdrop of grubby indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache. Written and performed in deft verse by Fringe First and Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner Luke Wright.

Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61)
Sunday 6th – Sunday 13th

Imitating The Dog’s Nocturnes

Nocturnes is Imitating The Dog’s take on a 50’s spy thriller, with a multi-media production to bring it into a new digital age. The performers take on the role of the characters in the film being projected above them, telling the tale of relationships with one another that begin to fall apart.

ZOO
Monday 21st – Saturday 26th AUGUST

 

Eden Locke is located in Edinburgh's New Town on historic George Street.

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