Venue: Pleasance Dome: King Dome
The New Wave, a cross section of the most exciting and innovative new acts in the country - 'this century's Comic Strip' (Sunday Times). A limited nine-show run following a sold out London residency, ahead of an Autumn nationwide tour. 'If you like your comedy daring, clever and with a pinch of genius, this is the show for you' ***** (Skinny).
'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown-ups. Terrific' (Guardian). Back by popular demand, this multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past five years, with appearances off-Broadway and at the Sydney Opera House. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling. 'It is very, very rare to find something that appeals as effortlessly to adults and children as this magical show' ***** (Scotsman). www.puppetstate.com Age Category: 7+
The battling Burtons, referred to as The Liz and Dick Show by their friends, put each other to the test on the film set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. As the characters of George and Martha come to life, Richard and Elizabeth snipe and tease each other, reflecting their respective film roles. This new one-act play from writer Dhanil Ali explores the love and the passion between the two most dynamic screen actors of their generation.
Venue: Pleasance Dome: Queen Dome
In an old circus tent, two brothers fight to the death. As their absurd battle builds towards destruction, their entire existence unfolds before them. Primal emotions take hold, furious ambition drives them into an unknown world and an impossible dream looms ever closer. Inspired by the ancient tale of Cain and Abel, The Little Soldiers by acclaimed company Theatre Re combines spellbinding physical theatre and a sonic landscape created by live musical narrative to portray a timeless rivalry. Supported by Arts Council England, Haringey Council and The French Institute in London.
An extraordinary dog, an extraordinary City. Let us tell you the fascinating story that lies behind the Disney romance of the wee faithful dog and the city that wee Bobby called home.
Venue: Sweet: International 1
With just a piano, cello and voice, singer/songwriter Lara Eidi and cellist Stavros Parginos bring original compositions and covers of their favourite artists to the Fringe. The pair emphasise creativity and music that blends folk, indie and ethnic vocal styling with harmonies that are atmospheric and lyrically sincere. ‘Artfully embroidered compositions, resonant with crystal vocals. It was as if Joni Mitchell had exchanged a secret with Lara, to which she kept and then later revealed with such originality, in her own distinctly unique voice. She is the new blood of cosmopolitan folk' (Tanea.gr).
UK's No.1 jive band and stars of Britain's Got Talent, bring the Sunshine to Edinburgh. Including songs by Prima, Darin, Jordan, etc and their hit version of Morcambe and Wise’s Bring Me Sunshine with over two million views on YouTube. They famously put Simon Cowell in a good mood when they were the first live band to ever reach the semi-finals of BGT. They have headlined the Royal Albert Hall and played for The Queen. ‘Absolutely brilliant!’ (Simon Cowell). ‘Wonderful!’ (Alan Titchmarsh). ***** (Spotlight.com). ‘Simply Sensational!’ (Stage). ‘Marvellous!’ (Len Goodman). www.jiveaces.com
Morran, Weatherby, Brechin, Duff and Freeman perform Tannahill's captivating lyrics and haunting Irish melodies written in defence of 19th-century immigrants to Scotland. An enduring contribution to changing perceptions of downtrodden people.
Five ridiculously talented musicians, one award-winning comedian and an audience of all ages - this is going to be fun. Expect toe-tapping tunes, stupid jokes and some general melodious chaos. Everyone’s welcome! If you have kids, a sense of humour or you just enjoy watching brilliant musicians being made to do extraordinary things, this is the show for you. ‘Real talent and tight planning make this a toe-tapping and uproarious cabaret affair’ **** (List).
A darkly funny sequel to the story of Pinocchio: the carnival is breathing its last breath and with it so is The Liar. Tired of his lies, he hijacks the performance at gunpoint to tell the real story of his infamous origins. The panicked cast of freaks and misfits do their best to lead the audience on a journey from his conception to the love and loss of the beautiful blue haired girl. Filled with live music, puppetry, physical theatre and clowning, The Liar twists and tweaks reality in this raucous cautionary tale.