ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three theatre shows from the Fringe 2011 programme with something of an historical touch.
Young Pretender (pictured)
The really rather good – in fact, Fringe First winning good – Nabakov return to the festival with this piece about Bonnie Prince Charlie. A company with a fantastic reputation dealing with a fascinating historical figure: definitely on my list of things to look out for.
Underbelly, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 4.40pm (5.40pm), £8.50 – £10.50, fpp314.
Wireless Mystery Theatre Presents…
I like things that are a bit retro (well, doesn’t everyone?) and this looks like it fits the bill: faithful recreations of old-time radio suspense according to the blurb, live music, sound effects and actual 1940s commercials. And it’s free. Which gets a yay!
Globe, 17 – 27 Aug (not 23), 3.30pm (4.30pm), free, fpp311.
You know who is sitting here, exhaustedly coming up with tips for the ThreeWeeks preview issue? It’s poor Caroline, as a matter of fact. No wonder she was immediately attracted to this and decided to tip it without even trying to find out what it was about. Happily, she subsequently found out what it was about, and felt rather pleased. Not only did it fit into her section on all things set in the past, it also promises tea, toff and tantrum action from the 1920s, officially the best decade ever. Well, in some ways: obviously the rise of fascism in Europe wasn’t awfully beneficial, but the frocks were great.
Paradise In Augustine’s, 8 – 20 Aug (not 14, 15), 11.35am (12.45pm), £6.50 – £7.50, fpp289.