ED2017 THEATRE

Theatre at Edinburgh Festival 2017

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The Edinburgh Festival is the world’s greatest theatre fest. You will find grand theatrical productions in the Edinburgh International Festival, though it is the Fringe that really overflows with theatre. From student and amateur groups to the world’s leading independent theatre companies, there is something for everyone, with a particularly good selection of new plays.

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ED2017 THEATRE FEATURES

Three To See on 27 Aug: Out Of Love, Spontaneous Sherlock, Jordan Brookes
Three To See on 26 Aug: Cacophony, Elf Lyons, The Narrator
Quick Quiz: Daniel Cainer
Three To See on 24 Aug: The Delightful Sausage, The Road That Wasn’t There, We Are Ian
Three To See on 23 Aug: Goose, Knock Knock, The Lulu Show
Three To See on 22 Aug: £¥€$ (LIES), The Gardener, Yianni Agisilaou
Three To See on 21 Aug: Quarter Life Crisis, Simon And Garfunkel Through The Years, Whalebone
Three To See on 20 Aug: MANWATCHING, Princes Of Main, JoJo Bellini
Three To See on 19 Aug: The Great Ridolphi, The North! The North!, Pianologues
Three To See on 18 Aug: Amy Conway, Acéléré, Arna Spek
Three To See on 17 Aug: Wild Bore, Hear Me Raw, Mental
Three To See on 16 Aug: Lost Voice Guy, (Fear), Graham Dickson Is The Narcissist
Three To See on 15 Aug: The Chess Player, Misha's Gang, Kin
Three To See on 14 Aug: Calvinball, Me And Robin Hood, Staging Wittgenstein
Three To See on 13 Aug: The Nature Of Forgetting, Suspicious Minds, Calleidocello
Three To See on 12 Aug: Show Me The Money, Sign Of The Times, Arbikie Pipers Game Of Drones
Three To See on 11 Aug: Giants, Prom Kween, Bacchae
Three To See on 10 Aug: Rose Matafeo, Dust, Violin Variations
Danyah Miller: Perfectly Imperfect Women
Marisa Carnesky: Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman
Three To See on 8 Aug: Eggs Collective Get A Round, Aquapella, Ramy
Quick Quiz: Shôn Dale-Jones
Three To See 2017: Three theatre shows with music
Three To See 2017: Three sets of cursed theatre
Three To See 2017: Three helpings of dystopian theatre
Three To See 2017: Three solo shows
Three To See 2017: Three lots of quirky theatre
Helen Norton and Jonathan White: To Hell In A Handbag
Yolanda Mercy: Quarter Life Crisis
James Rowland: A Hundred Different Words For Love
Alison Skilbeck: The Power Behind The Crone
Rebecca Johannsen: Women At War
Nicola Wren: Replay
Chloe Mashiter: Adventurers Wanted!
Matthew Floyd Jones: Richard Carpenter Is Close To You


ED2017 THEATRE REVIEWS

The Good Person of Sichuan – The Italia Conti Ensemble (Theatre)
Storyteller (The Owle Screame)
Scene (Black girl/White girl and Pembroke Players)
Noose Women (Bear Faced Moon Company and New Celts Productions)
The Charlie Question (Je Ne Sais Quoi Theatre)
Communism: The Musical! (Lancaster Offshoots)
Dickless (Fundamental Theatre Project / Salt 'n' Sauce Promotions)
Venus And Adonis (Noontide Sun and Christopher Hunter)
Mission Abort (Therese Ramstedt)
Awake (Miranda Colmans)
Service! (Clock Tower Theatre)
Did I Choose These Shoes (Rhythm Theatre Company)
La Maladie De La Mort D'Après Marguerite Duras (Collectif Or Normes)
Fleabag (DryWrite and Soho Theatre in association with Underbelly)
The Waiting Game (Snowy Owl)
Professional (CUSP)
Professional (CUSP)27 August 2017

Trashed (Lab Rats)
Trashed (Lab Rats)27 August 2017

City Love (Illuminate Productions / PBH's Free Fringe)
Burnt Toast (Place Productions)
Not I (Touretteshero and Battersea Arts Centre)
Dates - At The Speed Of Sound! (Ace-Production / From Start To Finnish)
A Hunger Artist (Sinking Ship Productions)
DIGS (Theatre With Legs)
How to Be A Sissy With Percy Q Shun (South By Northwest)
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Middle Child)
Pistorius: A Shakespearean Tragedy (The Mermaids Performing Arts Fund)
Syd And Sylvia (Claudia Jefferies / PBH's Free Fringe)
Sam Shaber: Life, Death And Duran Duran (Sam Shaber)
The Starship Osiris (Willis & Vere)
Five Encounters On A Site Called Craigslist (YesYesNoNo)
An Evening With An Immigrant (Inua Ellams and Fuel)
Egg (Theodora Van Der Beek / PBH Free Fringe)
Me and My Bee (ThisEgg)
Certain Young Men (Cambridge University Queer Players)
Cathy (Cardboard Citizens)
Columns (The Wax House Theatre Company)
The Pitchfork Disney (Gone Rogue Productions)
What Goes On In Front Of Closed Doors (Joue Le Genre / Noel Gay Artists)
Things We Find In The Dark (Echo Echo Echo)
The Shape Of The Pain (China Plate, Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe)
Joan (Milk Presents)
Joan (Milk Presents)25 August 2017

DollyWould (Sh!t Theatre with Show And Tell)
Cosmic Scallies (Graeae Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre)
Performers (Performers Ltd)
Out Of Love (Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree)
Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea (Unholy Mess in association with Omnibus)
Bin Laden: The One Man Show (Knaive Theatre)
Jamie Wood: I Am A Tree
The Laramie Project (The Italia Conti Ensemble)
Goody (BoonDog Theatre)
Crave (Pembroke Players)
Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market (JJewell Productions)
To Hell In A Handbag (Helen Norton and Jonathan White)
Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis (Sara Juli)
Paper Doll (Weird Sisters)
1917: A Phantasmagoria (Michael Daviot)
A Girl And A Gun (Louise Orwin)
Power Ballad (Zanetti Productions)
Fix (Worklight Theatre)
Derailed (Little Soldier Productions)
The Damned United (Red Ladder Theatre and Unity Theatre Liverpool)
Victim (Bruised Sky Productions)
The Unmarried (Lauren Gauge)
The Road That Wasn't There (Trick of the Light / Zanetti Productions)
Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar (Genevieve Joy)
Knock Knock (Niv Petel)
Hotter (Transgression Productions)
Last Resort (2Magpies Theatre)
Iphigenia Crash Land Falls On The Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable) (Clumsy Bodies)
Cacophony (Cast Iron Theatre)
We Are Ian (In Bed With My Brother)
Pike St (Barrow Street Productions)
Gazing At A Distant Star (Greenwich Theatre)
Finding Nana (New Perspectives Theatre Company)
Mine (Put The Book Down)
Wanna Dance With Somebody! Or, A Guide To Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics (Running Dog Theatre)
Quarter Life Crisis (Yolanda Mercy and Gemma Lloyd in association with Underbelly Untapped)
£¥E$ (LIES) (Ontroerend Goed)
The Gardener (Cumbernauld Theatre)
Assessment (Shows On A Shoestring)
The OS Map Fan Club (Helen Wood)
My Pet, My Love (Marc Up Productions)
Under My Thumb (CultureClash Theatre and Greenwich Theatre)
Whalebone (Hatch It Theatre)
A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) (Silent Uproar in association with LittleMighty)
Penetrator (Fear No Colours)
The North! The North! (Christopher Harrisson)
What Would Cathy Do? (40 Watt Pearl - Australia)
One-Man Apocalypse Now (Chris Davis)
Adventurers Wanted: A 250-Hour Epic Tabletop Roleplaying Game (Total Party Kill! in association with Sweet Venues)
MANWATCHING (Royal Court Theatre)
The Great Ridolphi (The Last Great Hunt)
Beadledom: Omega (Familia De La Noche)
The Accidental Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Tobacco Tea Theatre Company)
An Act of Kindness (Rascal Theatre)
Taiwan Season: Ever Never (Co-coism)
Pornography by Simon Stephens (The Lincoln Company)
Perfectly Imperfect Women (Wizard Presents)
Stiff Dicky (JunkBox Theatre)
Lilith: The Jungle Girl (Sisters Grimm)