Today we’re mostly fighting the urge to squeal, while jumping up and down, as our full programme of shows for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe season is now on sale!
We feel incredibly privileged to be working with so many talented artists and companies, and we’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished as a team in our first year.
From drag superstars, misunderstood monsters, digital aficionados, and a German, accordion-wielding pop icon to deliciously freaky songbirds, international sex symbols, 1960s zombies with a modern twist, and a Grammy-nominated music legend, we genuinely believe our 2017 Fringe portfolio is world class, with something to suit all types and tastes.
Take a look below and see for yourself.
Alive: Music for The Nigh of the Living Dead
Ben Singer of Modern Robot provides an improvised live score to screenings of Romero’s horror classic. Bringing together the tradition of silent film, the aesthetic of film scoring, and sounds of contemporary instruments, Ben creates a mesmerizing score.
Cast A Dark Shadow is a Gothic Americana musical experience in a cabaret setting; tracing the common sonic threads that run through 60s pop, surf and rock n’ roll, embellished with influences from electronica and the avant garde.
In The Girl from Oz, drag superstar and RuPaul’s Drag Race season six finalist Courtney Act takes us over the rainbow and down under in a cabaret-style comedy and live tunes extravaganza, full of hits and high notes.
Danny (Tim Minchin on Prozac) finds a grey area between art and science, and lifts the lid on some hilarious family dynamics. Featuring original music, a bit of Chopin, and yes, a show tune or two, Songs from the Black Sheep embraces the oddball in every family
Hans: Mein Camp
In a world of political and social turmoil, only Berlin boy wonder Hans can lead the revolution in this all-singing, all-tap dancing, accordion-pumping cabaret extravaganza, full of pop hits, hotpants, and razor-sharp wit.
Joe’s NYC Bar
An interactive, immersive, and improvised theatre happening set in a New York City dive bar, where the audience is invited to pitch in. No one show is the same as actors mingle with punters and different musical guest stars provide a live soundtrack.
Keeping My Kidneys
Weed lube, throuple therapy, and one life-altering text message. Critically acclaimed American comedian Mindy Raf demolishes the romantic comedy with an open mind, heart, and vagina.
Acclaimed cabaret performer Michael Griffiths IS Annie Lennox. From the gender bending early days as half of Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, Annie’s bittersweet lyrics share stories of her triumphs and heartbreak.
Truth Vs. Reality is a retrospective of Michelle’s Grammy-nominated albums, wrapped up in an exploration of her controversial career. Expect world-class music, sassy banter, and a good time.
In OBFUSCATION, a 35-minute crash course on the absurdities of language, audiences are treated to a seminar on the Secret to Words That Work: a cocktail of flattery, lies, and misdirection that will help you exude confidence, manipulate your boss, and evade questioning by the secret police.
From award-winning Clare Bayley (The Container, Young Vic; Mouthful Trafalgar Studios), Pixel Dust is a bold new play exploring digital identity, about Daniella; a 15-year-old Tarzan of the datafields, who’s struggling to find her place in the offline world.
Long before Madonna, the world was Gaga for Nazimova. PLACES takes a racy, multimedia look at Alla Nazimova, a 1920s silent movie femme fatale, pioneering scissor sister, and probably the most famous star you’ve never heard of.
Sasquatch: The Opera
A modern opera about a misunderstood monster, created by Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen). Part folklore, part love story, the opera follows the demise of a small town redneck family and a taboo love affair that blossoms in its aftermath.
A spontaneous, semi-improvised, and socially anxious one-person comedy show about you. It’s based on the audience’s life experiences and features an arsenal of Post-It notes. Oh, and there’s a party.
International cabaret sex god Tomás Ford reaches for international stardom with his biggest, dumbest cheese extravaganza yet, Pop Craptacular, and returning crowd-pleaser Crap Music Rave Party (spruced up with a pop twist).
Darkly comic, this genre-busting debut play – following mother and social media phenomenon Faith Allgood (@WondrWomanUK) – from acclaimed director Poppy Burton-Morgan (Mouthful, Trafalgar Studios), is both tense thriller and allegory of digital identity.
See ya’ll in August, lovers!