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Fascinating Aida - One Last Flutter. Ballroom, Assembly Rooms
The three stalwarts of legendary all-girl theatre cabaret act,
Adele Anderson, Marilyn Cutts and Dillie Keane, gather together
for one last time 'for the single purpose of topping up their
pensions'. Their farewell tour reflects the age we're in and the
age they're at, with splendid savage satire and bittersweet poignancy.
20th Anniversary Farewell Tour.
August 5-25 at 9pm.
Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. Music Hall, Assembly Rooms
Pulitzer Prize-winning courtroom masterpiece is given a fascinating
new twist with a cast made up of award winning comedians and actors.
Cast includes Bill Bailey, Owen O'Neill, Stephen Frost, Steve
Furst, Jeff Green, Gavin Robertson, Russell Hunter, Ian Coppinger,
and David Calvitto. Directed by Guy Masterson.
August 1-25 at 12.30pm.
Red Hat and Tales by Nick Salamone. Drawing Room, Assembly
Fringe First winner Nick Salamone invites you into a stuffy darkened
closet to witness the intricacies of a claustrophobic marriage
of two contemporary bisexuals. Absurd and very moving. A whimsical
surreal comedy. In association with Playwrights' Arena (USA).
August 1-25 at 2.30pm.
Blowing It by Stephen Sinclair. Wildman Room, Assembly Rooms
Gritty Kiwi comedy. An undercover cop gets hooked on dope and
his life goes to pot. A brilliant award-winning performance from
Stephen Papp. "Moral dilemmas on the comic boil. It'll blow
you away". (NZ Daily News). In association with Company Gavin
August 1-25 at 3.05pm.
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. St George's Street West,
Shandwick Place (in association with Assembly)
Guy Masterson's celebrated tour-de-force stunningly revamped.
Award winning composer Matt Clifford's score vividly enhances
Dylan Thomas' genius and Masterson's virtuosity. Sponsored by
Patricia and Richard Burbage.
August 1-25 at 4.00pm.
The Story of Funk by Dai Henwood. Edinburgh Suite, Assembly
Award-winning Kiwi rise and fall(s) of kick-ass wrestler P-Funk
Chainsaw (and friends) in a side-splitting, inspirationally true
(!) story. "A born performer, expect great things! (NZ Capital
Times) In association with Carlad Productions (NZ).
August 1-25 10.30pm.
Dylan Thomas: Return Journey. Music Hall, Assembly Rooms
Bob Kingdom's legendary Fringe First winning tour-de-force directed
by Anthony Hopkins. Kingdom rekindles Dylan's electrifying presence.
August 18 only at 3.15pm
Pickle by indian ink. Ballroom, Assembly Rooms
Sublime and ridiculous, simple and profound; Indian Ink bring
to you a play about love, death and what's worth preserving. This
is the company's first return visit to Edinburgh following their
Fringe First winning debut with Krishnan's Diary.
August 2-24 at 11.45am
Monique - A French Affair. Cabaret Bar, Pleasance Courtyard
Introducing music from the great French tradition, both well-known
and unknown on UK shores, Barb Jungr directs French songstress
Monique's intimate show of classic and contemporary chansons.
August 2-16 at 4.10pm and August 17-25 at 1.20pm.
The Typographer's Dream by Adam Bock. Pleasance
Is what you are who you really are or are you what you do? Adam
Bock's subtle, stylish play brings three thirty-somethings together
to find out. This European premiere from the author of Fringe
2002 hit, Swimming in the Shallows, discovers what dreams
are truly made of. Directed by Owen Lewis. Presented by Martin
Sutherland and James Seabright for Bright Choice Productions.
July 30-August 25 at 5.10pm.
Thick by Rick Bland. Jongleurs 2
Three performers, 12 characters in this kitsch, unpredictable
black comedy about a simple man, non-alcoholic gin and his family
secret. A bitterly funny, painfully tender tale of innocence and
hope by Jerry Springer - The Opera's Rick Bland. Directed
by Mark Bruce. Design consultant Julian Crouch.
August 1-25 at 4pm
No Fear Devised by Gavin Marshall and Linda Marlowe. Edinburgh
Suite, Assembly Rooms
On the eve of her 100th birthday, the world's oldest wire walker
looks back at her many careers of daring divorcee, Raunchy rock
chick, undercover operator, Amazonian adventurer, manic mother
and professional free spirit. Based entirely on events in her
own life Linda Marlowe follows up her highly acclaimed Berkoff's
Women and Diatribe of Love with this new solo piece including
music and a trapeze.
August 2-25 at 12.00.
Partly It's about Love, Partly It's about Massacre by Jacqueline
Linke. Edinburgh Suite, Assembly Rooms
Australia's Jacqueline Linke (pictured above) follows up
her award-winning Often I Find That I am Naked with a new
laughter-laced, blood soaked chapter in the life of contemporary
femme fatale Jezebel. A gorgeous, multi-media staging of the history
of a relationship, presented by Savage Wit. Click here
for more details...
August 1-25 at 3.10pm.
Only the Lonely by Pip Utton. Komeida at Roman Lodge
Following his massive success with Adolf, writer and performer
Pip Utton returns with his new play, a funny and tragic tale of
the perils of a lookalike tribute singer. Redundancy, divorce
and a drunken karaoke leads to one man entering the murky world
of tribute bands. After a false start as Dennis Roussos he pursues
a career as Troy Orbison.
August 1-25 at 7.45pm.