What I Heard About the World

What I Heard About the World

You may have heard the global population is rising and that the world is less than 30% land, however, this show asks - how much do you really know about the other seven billion people you share this planet with, most of whom you'll never meet? Third Angel's entry to the fringe, part of the British Council Showcase, examines what we hear about the world and what these stories mean and represent... 

Villains, Heroes and Adventurers: Whisky Tasting

Villains, Heroes and Adventurers: Whisky Tasting

This is a strange addition to the Fringe programme - and I'm not talking swastika-straddling naked physical theatre or radical juggling Shakespeare revamp. Villains, Heroes and Adventurers is more like corporate after-dinner entertainment than something you'd expect at an arts festival; John Mark di Ciacca's whisky tasting and storytelling takes place in the boardroom of Jenners department store, an oak-panelled bunker surrounded by offices and gleaming shop floors... 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

To begin at the beginning: there's a bizarre pre-set in this Under Milk Wood in which the cast, dressed in tasselled tie dye and leggings, drift about the stage aimlessly, wafting their arms about trippily with the look of a 4am Glastonbury reveller in their eyes... 

Italia 'n' Caledonia

Italia 'n' Caledonia

Here's a Fringe rarity: a show that's written, performed by and about the people of Edinburgh. Valvona & Crolla's two-man, one accordion show is the story of Alfonso Crolla, founder of Leith Walk's popular Italian restaurant and deli... 

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Revisited

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Revisited

Self-confessed former 'Apple Fanboy' and tech enthusiast Michael Daisey has had legal action brought against him by the company after they contested several claims in his notorious monologue... 

The Edge of Our Bodies

The Edge of Our Bodies

It's been a strong festival for one-woman shows and this less talked-about piece by PenKnife Productions certainly makes the cut. Whilst strictly a two-hander, actor Adam Pelta-Pauls provides only very brief support to Lauren Farrell's captivating central performance as the lost, privileged Bernadette... 

Voluntary Departure

Voluntary Departure

This one hour play by David Moreland initially appears to tackle euthanasia. We watch a middle-aged man named Jerry step into a shop called Voluntary Departure for people contemplating suicide... 

Eilish O'Carroll: Live Love Laugh

Eilish O'Carroll: Live Love Laugh

'How're yez?' Eilish O'Carroll greets her audience as she steps out to affectionate applause, dressed all in black under her blue sequinned jacket: part theatre luvvie, part salt of the earth Dubliner... 

Twelfth Night: Unplugged

Twelfth Night: Unplugged

Featured as part of the American High School Theatre Festival, St. Mary's Episcopal School from Memphis presents this supposedly musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; we're promised 'live music and verse' in this 'madcap comedy'... 

Don't Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong with Jaye Griffiths

Don't Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong with Jaye Griffiths

As a result of a complicated birth, journalist Rahila Gupta's son developed cerebral palsy. Told he would never walk, talk or read, Gupta spent Nihal's childhood and adolescence battling schoolteachers, her husband and occasionally her son himself in attempting to secure him the best possible life... 

Red Noses

Red Noses

A happy-clappy monk spreads the gospel of laughter in Peter Barnes' Black Death comedy. Set in 1348 France at the height of the bubonic plague, this rarely revived play follows Father Flote and his band of holy comics as they attempt to bring mirth to the masses in the face of sickness and death; with unorthodox festival plays, stand-up, juggling and dance...