"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."

SCOTSMAN

THURSDAY 11th AUGUST 2022

Pleasance One, Venue 33

12.40pm-2.10pm

Tickets: £15.00


TODAY'S SHOWS


Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Musicals and Opera
The Fringe premiere of new kickass-pirational pop musical from one of the producers of hit SIX, that celebrates the lives of Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Emmeline Pankhurst and many more. Join our inquisitive heroine Jade as she breaks away from her class to take a peek at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in the local museum where she meets some of history’s incredible wonder women. Celebrated dramatist Chris Bush and No 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue) adapt suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning picture book.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review

Charlie Caper: Magical

Magic
From the winner of Sweden's Got Talent – magnificent sleight of hand magic, oodles of charm and lots of laughs. He has blown away audiences in 53 countries all around the world. This show received eight five-star reviews in Australia 2020 and received awards in both Adelaide and Perth.

Caligari

Theatre (adaptation, music)

Winner of Underbelly, New Diorama and Methuen Drama’s hit-making Untapped 2022. Tonight, a new Caligari comes to life – accompanied by a five-piece band. Off West End Award-winning ChewBoy Productions present their minty-fresh take on a German horror cult-classic. Five actor-musicians reimagine the seminal silent film, this time with the doctor’s victims taking centre stage. Embracing the long shadows and broad brushstrokes of German expressionism, ChewBoy’s Caligari exposes parallels between post-war Weimar and the UK today – an ever-widening class divide, a subconscious need for a tyrant, and an unwillingness to rebel against deranged authority.

Luke Wright's Late Night Dance Floor Fillers (Poems)

Theatre (poetry, stand-up)

Who says poetry is box office poison? Fresh from wowing crowds opening for The Libertines and John Cooper Clarke, Luke Wright serves up banger after banger at the hottest late night show in town. This is rock'n'roll poetry at its visceral, inventive best. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You might even pull. 'His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour' (Guardian). 'He must be on some kind of dope' (John Cooper Clarke). 'Cool Poems' (Patti Smith). ***** (Scotsman, Stage, List, Skinny, ExeuntMagazine.com). **** (Guardian, Telegraph, Mirror).


Cirque Alfonse: Animal

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, music)

Cirque Alfonse takes us through a series of surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence, impressive virtuosity and the company's familiar comic touch. In this re-invented agricultural world, the farm is turned upside down! Yet again, the Cirque Alfonse clan has favoured its multidisciplinary approach where circus, song, dance and theatre all come together, driven by original live music... an irresistible mix of trad and soul that the troupe calls agricultural funk! A production for young and old alike, Animal is the farm gone haywire!


Tom Lucy: Melt

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

After complete sell-out runs in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy is back with a new hour of razor sharp comedy. As seen on Stand Up For Live Comedy, Roast Battle, Stand Up Central, Dating No Filter, Live At The Comedy Store, Stand Up Sketch Show and many more. The Sun Best New Comedian, 2017. Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year, 2016. Tour support for Jack Whitehall and Aziz Ansari. 'Watch him live and you'll understand the excitement' (Guardian). 'There's been a lot of buzz around Tom Lucy and it's easy to see why' (Sunday Post).


Big Band Does... Broadway

Cabaret and Variety (musical theatre, music)

BBD Productions return to the Fringe with Big Band Does… Broadway after their five-star sell-out run in 2019. Join an eight-piece band and a cast of singers and dancers to journey through Broadway’s greatest hits from the 40s to current day. From Company to Chicago, Funny Girl to Frozen, and Little Shop of Horrors to Les Misérables we can guarantee there will be something for everyone in this high energy, fast paced celebration of musical theatre. 'A memorable and exuberant experience' (LondonTheatre1.com). 'Broadway at it's best. A must see show' (Derek Awards). 'Impressive late-night extravaganza' (ScotsGay.co.uk).

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review


Mervyn Stutter

Host and Compere

Mervyn has been in the entertainment industry since 1974. He started in theatre where he acted, wrote scripts, songs, and directed for around 14 years. In the 1980s, he became the 'regular topical song bloke' on the BBC TV's first ever daytime show, 'Open Air', fronted by a thin Irishman called Eamonn Holmes. Over the years he has performed weekly topical songs on many TV current affairs programmes and more of the same on radio. In the late 1980s, he took his comedy songs onto the Comedy Circuit and then touring theatres. Merv's first Edinburgh Fringe was in 1986 and he has been every year since. 'Pick of the Fringe' started life as 'Have you seen anything good?', a show to help answer the perennial Fringe-goer question. To title was changed to 'Pick of the Fringe' in 1994 and it he has built it up into one of the must-see Fringe shows.

“Mervyn Stutter is very, very good as compere of this chat show, for to make such a showcase work requires skill, talent and quick reactions. Stutter works the crowd like the showman he is.”

THE OBSERVER


FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY COMPETITION

(+ a 20% off ticket promotion for every entrant!)

Yes, our ticket giveaway competition is back.

To celebrate the 29th year of Mervyn Stutter's 'Pick of the Fringe' we are giving away ten pairs of tickets in our BIG, free, ticket giveaway competition. Plus if you enter, we will send you a special promo code that will get you 20% off tickets.

Good luck!

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