Venue: The Hub
Psychiatrist Andrew Powell explores the ways that technology affects relationships. As depression rapidly becomes the greatest burden of illness in developed countries, he examines safeguards for emotional and spiritual well-being. Chaired by Reverend Richard Coles, writer of TV comedy Rev.
Wednesday 14 August 5.00pm
1 hour approximately
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Galloway and David Hayman take on Afghanistan. Beyond bluster and jingoism two of Scotland’s most articulate opponents of war assess the real cost of conflict for the people of Afghanistan. How can a lasting peace be achieved? Can we in Scotland support that aim? Fiercely outspoken on this and other conflicts, Galloway engages with BAFTA actor and award-winning director David Hayman. In 2001 Hayman founded the humanitarian organisation Spirit Aid dedicated to children of the world whose lives have been devastated by war, including Afghanistan to which he is a regular visitor.
Throughout Galloway’s campaigning life football has remained a consuming passion. With Graham Spiers, George looks at the turbulent state of the game and what it tells us about life in Scotland and beyond. Galloway has written extensively about Scottish football and sectarianism, most recently in his book Open Season, about the treatment of Neil Lennon. Four times winner of the Scottish Sports Journalist of the Year, Graham Spiers goes head to head with George on political football, the national obsession, the forthcoming Commonwealth Games and this sporting life.
Venue: Assembly George Square: Two
The creative team behind Cincinnati (Fringe First winner, 2002) reunites to present the voices of Eve, the first woman and mother of us all, and Jesus of Nazareth, Son of God. Hear the two stories you thought you knew told by the two people who had to live them. Funny, angry and brutally honest about the troubling nature of the Creator God, these stories surprise and enchant, leaving you with unexpected answers and maybe more questions than you thought you had.
A man struggling under the weight of the modern world finds a self-help book that inspires him into gardening. And he's good at it. Really good. But there's a dark and violent secret to his success. Step inside Owain's very own shed to hear about one man and the lengths he'll go to for a beautiful garden. From fast-rising writer Brad Birch (Soho Theatre, Royal Court Supergroup) comes the world premiere of a bittersweet play about obsession, death and horticulture. Undeb Theatre present an intimate storytelling experience, two audience members at a time.
A deranged US televangelist declares that there's only one night left before the world ends. Meanwhile, twentysomethings Charlie and Kate have one night left to save their failing student nightclub. As they host an ironic apocalypse party in a last-ditch attempt to get customers in, the race is on to decide which will outlive the other - the club or the world itself. A new comedy by Rory Platt (The Rain Starts A-Fallin, Burton Taylor Studio, **** Cherwell.org), presented by Trinity Fringe Productions (2012 Fringe show: Noël Coward's Tonight at 8.30, **** ThreeWeeks).
Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff? Bring them to Funny Stuff for Happy People where the adults can have just as good a time as the kids. An hour of comedy, circus, storytelling, poetry and stupid science. There will be shouting, cheering, laughing, some fart jokes and prizes to win. This show is suitable for children and adults of all ages. Martin has been a professional performer for almost 30 years, and has performed all over the known world.
Venue: Necrobus: Necrobus
Roger Cocksweets is dead. In his will he asked that his funeral take place on the very bus he was driving when he died. Now you are invited to take part in Roger's funeral. Step onboard a fantastic classic 1960s Routemaster bus for a hilarious comedy show while travelling around the city. From the makers of The Ghost Bus Tours comes this unique comedy experience like no other at the Fringe - see the city while watching the funniest show in town.
Returning to Edinburgh following five star success with Go To Your God Like A Soldier, 'Strong narrative, excellent performances and truly inventive staging’ (Scotsman). An urgent search to reveal a hidden past. The clues: secrets, lies, and fragments of a looped memory. A breathtaking story that needs to be told before it disappears forever. From Where I'm Standing is a sharp and witty new play by Sarah Henley and Kate Robson-Stuart brought to life by :DELIRIUM:'s unique blend of explosive physicality, cinematic music and technology. 'Innovative, stimulating theatrical risk-takers' (Kevin Spacey).
Glamorous chanteuse and vacuous socialite Melinda Hughes drags her long-suffering accompanist Jeremy Limb from party to party, drunkenly flirting with younger men, airing her opinion on the recession, the literary world, recycling and French émigrés in London. These original risqué songs backed by a live jazz trio present a hilarious musical parody of the upper classes. ‘...these hip English turns ensure plenty of wit, drollery and dirt are put across' (musicweb-international.com). ‘A convincing actress, able to sound vampish, bored, seductive and upper class as each song demands’ (theartsdesk.com).