‘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
Facehunters is a new musical. Join The Hungry Bitches in their twisted little version of hipster East London, and follow the lives of six friends as they search for love, drugs, forgiveness and eternal youth. Take my picture, sweetheart. Facehunters a comedy. Facehunters is avant-garde electro techno punk rock. Facehunters is hyper-real. Facehunters has a live band. Facehunters makes you feel like you’re in a club, not at the theatre. Facehunters is changing how musical theatre is performed, created and viewed. Facehunters is about youth. Facehunters will not bore you. Facehunters is a spectacle. Facehunters is a love story..
Venue: Edinburgh Castle
The world famous military spectacular will run from the 2-24th August 2013. The Tattoo highlights Scotland's reputation as a land of outstanding beauty as we celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland.
The programme will include all the famed music, action and colour with a soupcon of the unexpected, featuring performers from all points of the compass including Europe, the Far East as well as Central and South America. With the Massed Pipes and Drums, Massed Military Bands, Display Teams, Dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.
Venue: Church Hill Theatre: Studio
¡Bocón!, a fable, tells the story of Miguel who flees a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles. An irrepressible big mouth or bocón, Miguel loses his voice when his parents are taken and begins a metaphorical journey. Along the way he meets up with La Llorona, the legendary Weeping Woman of Mexican and Central American mythology, finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life. Miguel’s story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world … and any child learning the many meanings of finding one’s own voice.
Performing traditional and contemporary music celebrating the ever-narrowing divide between East and West, Zor are Edinburgh-based Hungarian gypsy fiddle virtuoso Jani Lang (Fianna, Jani Lang Band), from England and also based in Edinburgh, the genre defying flute and whistle powerhouse Tom Oakes (Auvo Quartet, Ross Couper and Tom Oakes) with Budapest-based master guitarist Kornel Varga (Fianna, Fabula Rasa) completing the trio. With traditional music from and inspired by traditions from Transylvania to Western Ireland, Zor explore the complexities of these wildly varied musical cultures through the simplicity of the fiddle, flute, guitar and voice. www.zor-com.com
Venue: Pilrig Studio: Pilrig Studio
Think Grease meets Little Shop of Horrors blended in to a crazy morph of 50s stereotypes and teenage woes with fun music and clever lyrics. Jonny, a rebel, falls in love with Toffee during a routine air-raid drill, but their love is forbidden by parents and Principal Strict. When Toffee breaks it off Jonny commits suicide by hurling himself into a nearby nuclear power plant. Weeks later Jonny reappears from the grave to finish high school and take Toffee to prom. Can a teenager in mourning find a way to be with her undead love of her life?
Ian Harvey Stone has travelled the world seeking out knowledge and experience of esoteric practices, psychological manipulation and hypnosis. He uses multiple disciplines to prod, probe, and reveal thoughts and feelings. Ian’s show is a stimulating, fully interactive show. Over the course of the evening, the audience experiences miraculous events, intangible and inexplicable. Your Place or Mind looks closely at coincidence and asks, what if coincidence is the universe’s way of alerting us to opportunity? ESP, numerology, remote viewing and hypnosis come together to indicate that maybe there is more to chance than chance alone.
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.
The bickering illusionists Young & Strange were at the top of their game in 2011: TV appearances, money, girls and takeaway pizzas every night. In 2012 an accident during a live show ended their careers. Can they return to the Fringe this August to regain their glory days? Will there be enough cash in the bucket at the end of the show to allow them to order a stuffed crust pizza? Featuring spectacular stage illusions and comedy. Proudly presented by PBH's Free Fringe, entry to this show is free.