The countdown to the Edinburgh Fringe has well and truly started and before we know it the festival will be upon us! We’ve got another season of brilliant, thought-provoking work lined up for this season, all on sale now.
Our programme for the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe covers nine fantastic shows, including comedy, cabaret, a binaural love story, physical theatre, silent clowning and a three-performance run of our own queer show, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, at the beautiful Ghillie Dhu.
Following last year’s success, we’ve curated another public debate series at Fringe Central in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City.
Also part of this Fringe Central programme is Bottoms Up, our tongue-in-cheek LGBTQ+ (with allies) mixer, where we’ll be raising a glass to Marsha P Johnson, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia Rivera and that revolutionary night at The Stonewall Inn in 1969.
Here’s an overview of the shows we’re working across this August:
CHALK (a silent comedy.)
Inspired by classic silent-film era comedians and using just a few simple props (plus a pocket full of chalk), Alex Curtis’ CHALK is a clown play with a cohesive narrative designed to truly engage your imagination.
Girl Bully is a new, feminist play by comedic duo Mary Clohan and Mary McDonnell that explores and explodes our use of the word “bitch”, confronting the mixed messaging imposed on young girls and women.
THE GRAY CAT AND THE FLOUNDER
Total Theatre Award nominee PNME Theatre of Music is back! Using 360º headphones for audience immersion, this show weaves music, animation, puppetry, and humour into a touching tale of love, loss, and true friendship.
I’m Coming chronicles New York comedian Molly Brenner’s harrowing (and strangely expensive) journey to her first orgasm at age 28. It’s a road paved with sex toys, therapy, porn and a medical condition called vaginismus.
Supported by the British Council, this powerful, multi-discipline production by young Ukrainian artists and award-winning 2theatre is based on real life war stories from East Ukraine and explores the “roots of conflict”.
JOCK TAMSON’S BAIRNS
Exploring queer culture and the bystander effect, Jock Tamson’s Bairns is an immersive theatrical experience combining drag and interactive cabaret with live music performances, set in an after hours gay bar where the audience is invited to speak their mind.
Josephine is a biographical musical combining cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of Josephine Baker; the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century.
LOVECRAFT: Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff
Presented by Wales Millennium Centre and BAFTA-nominated Welsh actress/singer Carys Eleri, Lovecraft is an alternative, one-woman comedy that tackles the neuroscience of love and loneliness, combining musical numbers with heartfelt tales of relationship highs, lows and the downright confusing.
YOUNG NIGHT THOUGHT
Contemporary folk singer Kirsty Law’s album project Young Night Thought explores the ‘inner child’ concept through a lense of Scots folklore, song, film and dance, as part of the Made in Scotland showcase.
For links to more info and to book tickets, go to our box office page.