Venue: Sweet: International 1
A toe-tickling, tune-humming musical from pop icon, Dean Friedman. Featuring a slew of silly songs, and telling the tale of three kids and their hilarious adventures in their quest to find a cure for Pete’s smelly feet. The show is filled with silly singalongs and lots of fun audience participation. For families with kids ages three to eight.
Venue: C: +2
Investment banker Bob Drake is up to his neck in debt. Can a rare Canarian wine, once owned by US President Thomas Jefferson, solve his problems? Against a backdrop of 500 years of international wine trade, bankers and fraudsters, find out who the real pirates are in Théâtre Sans Frontières' delicious satire on contemporary financial dealings. A thought-provoking co-production with Tenerife-based Teatro Tamaska, inspired by collaboration with celebrated Canadian director Robert Lepage. Laced with original music and video, outrageous characters and absurd comedy. Performed by an international cast in English, Spanish and French with surtitles.
How far would you go to seek revenge? Stacey would go further. She's returned to her hometown of Beeston to protect her brother and avenge the death of her father. She's on a one-woman mission to extract bloody retribution. A new play by acclaimed award-winning playwright Philip Stokes and Horizon Arts creators of Heroin(e) For Breakfast and Razing Eddie. Fearless, funny and frightening, Beeston Rifles examines the fine line between justice and taking the law into your own hands in a 21st-century tale of urban reprisals and family betrayals.
Venue: New Town Theatre: Mysterious
The Ball at Stephen Hawking's is a very unusual ball. There are no rotating pairs, no decorations and no orchestra. But then the sexuality of people with disabilities is still a taboo subject. Hawking's scientific achievements inspire reflection on the place of humans in the universe. An invitation to try and tame mental disability, as well as a protest against conformity and social stigma. ‘Wroclaw’s Ark Theatre’s mission is to integrate people with disabilities through art … finely etched, great costumes, a loose, flowing design, and without ever simplifying disability issues’ (Gazeta Wyborcza). http://teatrarka.pl/en. Trailer: http://youtu.be/RkPxiddmVhQ
Venue: Summerhall: The Street
YurtaKids! Best all-ages theatre in a tent. Hop in and discover 24583 by ScarlattineTeatro (shortlisted Total Award and Pick of Fringe 2009)! Inspired by Tim Burton, a physical theatre score for three actors and 20 balloons where choreography (Scottish Dance Theatre), video and narration are enhanced by rhyme. A gothic tale about diversity and freedom achieved through self-acceptance that will delight children and adults of all ages with its airy, dark and dreamy atmosphere. ‘Performed in rhyme by three incredibly effective actors ... tender and funny’ ***** (Eolo-ragazzi.it). Awarded POLUNIMA Honorary Diploma 2012.
Deirdre and Roni make the perfect couple. Maybe. Deirdre wishes Roni was Julie Andrews; Roni wishes Marni Nixon had dubbed Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia. They don't even have the same taste in music except for the divine Dusty. Both flawed, but comically grasping onto their world of reality by their fingernails in an attempt to help them get through the most important day of their lives. Planning for their big day, they will make you laugh out loud, but there's a twist – and will they be left laughing? A brand new high-camp, low-brow comedy.
Venue: C nova: studio 3
Titus Andronicus is a play with 14 killings (nine onstage), six severed members, one rape, one live burial, one case of insanity and one of cannibalism. With an average of 5.2 atrocities per act or one every 97 lines, this gruesome play, set against the backdrop of post-Communist Russia, will be reimagined as a living, breathing, bleeding graphic novel... This production transforms one of Shakespeare's classics into a gritty, modern and exciting experience and brings the story of Titus Andronicus to life, asking the question: how far will you go for revenge?
Back for a second year. A tale told in rhyme. A story of bravery, busy roads, friendship, a magical lollipop stick, and a really, really, really scary road crossing patrol officer. Babies welcome. Award-winning comic Martha McBrier’s first children’s show. ‘Resembles a Roald Dahl novel or a Dr Seuss poem’ (BroadwayBaby.com). '...warm, funny and endlessly kind to the children’ (ThreeWeeks). This is the first story in The Very Scariesome series of childrens' books and shows.
This May, Hendrick's Global Ambassador David Piper accompanied master distiller Lesley Gracie and one of the world’s most celebrated adventurers, Charles Brewer Carias, on an expedition deep in the Venezuelan jungle in search of adventure, enlightenment and new botanicals. Here, for the first time, they present their findings. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.
South West Camerata, a JUTP Music ensemble perform Vivaldi Four Seasons at St Giles' Cathedral on Friday 9th August at 12.15pm. This unique youth string ensemble from the southwest return to the 2013 Fringe Festival to perform the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, with poetry recitation before each Season is performed. The ensemble performs for BBC events, and was featured with the BBC Concert Orchestra on Music Nation Day. They were nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society award for education, and have been the cover story for ESTA magazine and Making Music magazine.