Don’t leave it to chance..After Nyne picks out six fantastic Edinburgh Fringe Must-Sees.
Brute – This exciting piece of new writing is based on the true story of a rather twisted, horrible schoolgirl. Set in a girls’ school in a provincial English town far away from cosmopolitan and cultural influences, Brute explores memories of the protagonist’s intensely passionate female friendships as they escalate into violence. The themes in Brute explore the economic climate, bullying and female violence along with the complexity of adolescent female friendships.
Underbelly Cowgate (Iron Belly)
From 6th August at 4.10pm.
My Beautiful Black Dog – This show is where gig meets theatre. It is a wild and poetic musical exploring the difficult contradictions and complexity of fragile minds. Brigitte Aphrodite comments that, depression is at its heart but it’s not depressing – it’s joyous, funny and hopeful (I hope…). I believe in hope. This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership of their own black dogs.
Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Button)
From 6th August at 2pm
Newrevue – Nobody is safe: from Farage to the royal foetus, politicians and celebrities alike come under fire in a turbo-charged barrage of bladder-threateningly funny songs and sketches brimming with punchlines. Expect the very best of British satire in the longest-running live comedy show in the world.
Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
From 5th August 6.30pm
Ross & Rachel – A dark and uncompromising new play about romance, expectation and mortality, Ross & Rachel tells the mind-bending, heart-breaking story of what happens when a couple that was always meant to be together, gets together. And stays together. In this disquieting duologue for one performer, Olivier-nominated playwright James Fritz takes an unflinching look at the myths of modern love.
Assembly George Square Theatre (The Box)
From 6th August at 12.30pm
The Sunset Five – After the rip-roaring success of Inheritance Blues, DugOut Theatre return to delight audiences with this hilarious new production. Faced with losing their beloved watering hole, a pub quiz team stage a casino heist. Hailing from the rundown seaside town of Chipworth, this band of ordinary misfits come together in an attempt to pull off something truly extraordinary. With six microphones, a drum pad and six pub stools, DugOut will sweep you along on this wild adventure.
Pleasance Dome (Queen Dome)
From 5th August at 5.40pm
Where Do Little Birds Go – this uplifting and beautiful one-woman play (based on the real-life story of Lisa Prescott) tells the story of Lucy Fuller, an 18-year-old girl abducted by the Kray Twins in 1960s London. A razor-sharp and humorous exploration of sexual exploitation and class, it follows Lucy’s journey from small-town teenager to London sex worker. This is the story of Lucy’s terrifying time with Ronnie, Reggie and Frank ‘The Mad Axeman’ Mitchell.
Underbelly Cowgate (Big Belly)
From 6th August at 8.55pm
Book tickets here https://www.edfringe.com/