ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three Festival 2011 shows from previous Fringe award winners.
Bosom Buddies (pictured)
Jack Klaff won a Herald Archangel Award at last year’s festival, and is generally well known in these parts for putting on quality performances. This year he brings back ‘Bosom Buddies’, first produced in Edinburgh way back in 1994, which depicts a number of encounters between some Twentieth century giants – the likes of Einstein, Wittgenstein, Kennedy and Gandhi.
Hill Street Theatre, 5 – 16 Aug, 5.30pm (6.45pm), tickets from £8.50 & St George’s West, 19 – 29 Aug, 5.30pm (6.45pm), tickets from £8.50, fpp 266.
‘Nourish’ was staged at the Brighton Fringe a couple of years ago and won an Angel Award from their local newspaper The Argus (don’t worry, The Herald and The Argus are published by the same company, so they’re allowed the same name for their awards!). ThreeWeeks also saw it in Brighton that year, and our reviewer said “this inspirational play is nourishment for the soul”. I didn’t get to see it then, so I’d definitely like to now it’s coming to Edinburgh. It’s about the relationship between Sylvia Pankhurst and her prison wardress, set during the period of her famed hunger and thirst strike of 1913. And the proceeds of these performances are going to Women For Women International.
Paradise in The Vault, 23 – 28 Aug, 8.45pm (9.45pm), tickets from £5.00, fpp 284.
This is a new show from RashDash Theatre, the youthful, energetic group who won a Fringe First from The Scotsman last year for their show ‘Another Someone’. The company return to one of my favourite venues, the Bedlam Theatre, with a new show about sex and sexiness, and how they differ. Expect singing, dancing and even a live band.
Bedlam Theatre, 5 – 20 Aug, 9.00pm (10.30pm), £10.00 (£8.00), fpp 295.