‘Brillant live performer’ ***** (Scotsman ). ‘The voice of an angel’ ***** (Guardian). ‘Mesmerising’ ***** (Telegraph). Winner: Edinburgh Spotlight Best Music Award. The work of such iconic artists as Joplin, Doors, Robert Johnson, Rolling Stones, Winehouse, Bunnymen, Hendrix and Nirvana interpreted by Irish multiplatinum-selling vocalist Jack Lukeman in his spellbinding show The 27 Club. Lukeman interweaves their legacy not through a veil of tears but in a rip-roaring musical life-affirming celebration. Combining Jack's own legendary Edinburgh live performance band along with interactive audio/visuals The 27 Club is a dramatic and unforgettable explosion of song. www.jacklukeman.com
This summer, Teatro Luna brings the UK its tapas of original Latina theatre with Your Problem With Men, a trio of short plays that tackle love, loss, marriage, and what it means to be a modern American woman in a nation with changing definitions. Your Problem With Men (Headliner), Putas, and Cry Wolf crackle with music, comedy, and searing wounds in this triptych of performance by America’s only all-Latina theatre company. All plays are UK premieres.
‘I was jumping rope ... everything was fine. Then suddenly it all seemed so futile.’ An eight year-old’s life can be fraught with trials and tribulations. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a nostalgic and charmingly funny musical with a Grammy-nominated score, based on Charles M Schulz’s loveable collection of under-10s (and dog). Join Fringe veterans EUSOG, following five-star, sell-out productions from the last seven years, as they overcome a range of first-grader problems, from receiving a C in coat hanger sculpture to rating a disastrous 95% on the Crabbiness Scale.
Fringe First and Total Theatre award winner, You Once Said Yes returns to the Fringe as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase. This one on one interactive experience unfolds with you at the heart of it. Part theatrical experience, part real life, part city journey, keep saying yes and the experience might never stop. Walking involved, show is outdoors, please dress appropriately. “It’s magical and unforgettable.” The Telegraph ***** “Tumbling down a rabbit hole of wonder and surprise.” Evening Standard **** “Exploring the nature of choice and the way we say yes or no to things” The Guardian ****
Yannis Pappas performs his unique mix of stand-up combined with his beloved characters Mr Panos and Maurica. Yannis has toured the world with his stand-up and has featured on Comedy Central, VH1's Best Week Ever and CBS. He co-founded Ditch Films with director Jesse Scaturro. 2013 marks his Edinburgh debut. Mr. Panos and Maurica are also very happy to be here.
Venue: New Town Theatre: Mysterious
Xara Vaughan: a true chanteuse born out of talent and circumstance. She escaped from school to become a Stringfellows Angel. She lived as a Buddhist nun then escaped the nunnery high up in the Himalayas to join a punk band. Ms Vaughan is that rare thing, now making her name in cabaret... Xara is the genuine article - a cabaret star!
Written and performed by Danny Braverman. Directed by Nick Philippou. In 1926 shoemaker Ab Solomons drew on the wage packet he gave to his wife Celie. Throughout their marriage, right up until the early 80s, Ab had drawn a wage packet cartoon every week for her. These cartoons, with blistering honesty, through all their ups and downs, chronicled Solomons' family life. Danny Braverman’s solo show tells the funny and moving story of how he discovered the lost art of his great-uncle. Wot? No Fish! is an extraordinary story about love and art, history … and catering.
Venue: Assembly George Square: Two
May 8th, 1938. Hitler visits Mussolini’s Italy. In a singular performance style two actors create a bittersweet human drama that unfolds against the political landscape of rising fascism. Inspired by Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-nominated film, this play explores a life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor. ‘Fast pace, crack timing, whimsical inventiveness’ (New York Times). ‘Genius! This sort of inventiveness is rarely seen in New York’ (TheaterMania.com). ‘Charming - worth celebrating’ **** (Time Out, New York, Critics Pick).
I would like to travel beyond time and space to look through kindness and evil, says the young Japanese writer to the Indian philosopher and magician. With his help, the Japanese writer begins travelling through different stories. At the end of this travelling, the writer, like other 20th-century thinkers, could not find solid answers but rather endless questions instead. He could not even acquire the secrets to the art of magic. But the result of this travelling is more magic, from the genius literature of Ryunoske Akutagawa.
Edinburgh DIY folk-rock troubadour Dan Willson brings new look Withered Hand band to this special show, fresh from recording long-awaited second album. Special guest appearances from Eugene Kelly, Second Hand Marching Band and Scottish Folk Royalty! ‘Heard a Withered Hand track in the caff, then saw a boy in a WH T-shirt. Is Dan Willson taking over the world?’ (Stuart Murdoch, Belle & Sebastian). ‘Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm’ (Artist to Watch, Rolling Stone). ‘Beautifully constructed lyrical frameworks … on this banjo tinged brand of Caledonian gospel’ (Mojo Magazine).