Sonics in Duum

Sonics in Duum

As one of many circus shows visiting Edinburgh this month, Sonics in Duum has some pretty stiff competition. 

The God That Comes

The God That Comes

It takes a hell of a lot of stage presence to pull of a one-man cabaret musical inspired by Euripides’ The Bacchae, but Hawksley Workman is certainly up to the task. 

Michelangelo Drawing Blood

Michelangelo Drawing Blood

Michelangelo Drawing Blood explores the artist’s fascination with the male form, partly inspired by his sketches for the unfinished fresco The Battle of Cascina. 

Riders

Riders

Lenka Vagnerová and Company have two shows on at this year’s Fringe, Riders and La Loba. 

Marcel Vol. I – Italian Politics as a Work of Art

Marcel Vol. I – Italian Politics as a Work of Art

Marcel Vol I explores the topic of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sex scandals, portrayed in the form of an absurdist nightmare. 

No Name

No Name

Playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher has a long career writing historical dramas, including Stage Beauty and The Duchess. 

Cirque Tsuki: Feast

Cirque Tsuki: Feast

Cirque Tsuki: Feast plays with the old tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, exploring multiple interlocking stories-within-stories. 

Eden Gate

Eden Gate

Eden Gate is very much like stepping into a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie. 

Darling Ghost

Darling Ghost

Darling Ghost is a collaboration between singer and pianist Sheena Bernett, four woodwind musicians and two spoken word performers, bringing what they describe as “theatrical a… 

re:Fujisan

re:Fujisan

Japanese dance company LaN-T003 have been to the Fringe several times before, bringing with them an eccentric blend of video art, physical theatre and quirky slapstick. 

This is Contemporary Ice Skating

This is Contemporary Ice Skating

Most of us have only ever been exposed to ice skating through the Winter Olympics, which is kind of like living in a world where the only readily-available form of dance is balle… 

The Greatest Liar in All the World

The Greatest Liar in All the World

Familia de la Noche take the story of Pinocchio and turn it on its head, with the former puppet boy as the titular “greatest liar in the world. 

Critical! (A Sociopath’s Guide to Influencing Edinburgh Fringe Reviewers)

Critical! (A Sociopath’s Guide to Influencing Edinburgh Fringe Reviewers)

How to review a Fringe show whose cast kidnaps and threatens a theatre critic at gunpoint? Will any positive comments be interpreted as surrendering to the demands of terrorists? W… 

You, Me and the World

You, Me and the World

You know that scene in every crime show ever, when the police finally show up at the serial killer’s lair to find a treasure trove of strange, coded messages pinned to the wall… 

KlangHaus

KlangHaus

With over 3000 shows descending on Edinburgh this month, the city is attempting to squeeze a Fringe venue out of every possible space available. 

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind has been running in various iterations since 1988, with an ever-changing roster of extremely short “plays. 

Pentimento

Pentimento

One of the perils of confessional theatre is that you may end up paying to witness someone airing their dirty laundry.