Venue: theSpace on North Bridge
Eugene Ionesco's Jack is the unfortunate son of a family who forever berate him for his bachelorhood, beginning a journey into the oddity of arranged marriage and a proposed bride with a questionable number of noses.
Venue: theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Harry, 19, living in London, lost and a little skint. His sister arrives, forcing him to confront his family's dark past. 'Brave and tragic ... a troupe bursting with talent.' 9/10 (Leamington Courier). 'Truthful... Magnificent' ***** (National Youth Theatre Alumni).
Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre
Angus MacPhee’s life is a tale of Scottish islands, illness, and magical hats made of grass, stunning like sunbursts. Featuring traditional, acoustic Gaelic singing. ‘Physical, emotional and aural beauty ... their collective artistry is awesome’ (Stage).
Venue: C venues - C
Somewhere in London is a bustling restaurant. Inside, a table with a drawer. When that drawer is opened a fluttering maelstrom of lives and stories of the secret metropolis escapes. Original physical theatre from Fringe regulars.
Venue: Heroes @ Bob's Bookshop
Hottest Fringe comedy acts chat with John Fleming, ‘the Boswell of the alternative comedy scene’ (Chortle.co.uk), and usually Kate Copstick, the Scotsman’s most feared and influential critic. www.thejohnfleming.com. www.pay-what-you-want.info
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
A global story about brotherhood from Nigerian boutiques to Egyptian street markets, British nightclubs to Chinese sweatshops, from Fringe First winner Inua Ellams (The 14th Tale) and Herald Angel winners Fuel. **** (Time Out, Evening Standard).
Venue: The Hub
Sax EcosseLMN Scotland/UK Music for saxophone quartet including works by Jonathan Dove, Diana Salazar, MichaelTorke, Joe Cutler, Barbara Thompson and György Ligeti performed by Karen Dufour, Michelle Melvin, Gillian Skingley and Lynsey Payne. Monday 19 August 9.00pm Supported byIan Stoutzker Tickets £10 1 hour approximately eif.co.uk/cafeconcerts
Venue: C venues - C aquila
This living, timeless story unfolds from the depths of a Tango song. Like all true stories, it is never the same, yet never changes. Narrative, song, audience participation. 'Memorable' (Oxford Times). www.patrissiacuberos.com
Venue: C venues - C
Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents in recent years, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. Just returned from Ethiopia, creating and performing a collaboration sponsored by the Spanish Embassy. www.ricardogarcia.co.uk
Beware this instrument! It can take you from the top of an ancient castle to the depths of a disused swimming pool. Come and find out more. 'She delighted her audience' (BroadwayBaby.com). www.paulinevallance.co.uk