The Act Sing Dance Schools Advanced Extravaganza Fringe Showcase takes the stage at the Hill Street Theatre, Come along and see our students shine in performing an hour of some of the greatest musical theatre hits!
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) TIME: 10.30am TICKET PRICES: £12 and £10
Why are we here? What’s this all for? World renowned songsmith John Thorn begins his latest collection DIRT with these questions and explores the meaning of life, the future of humanity and even attempts an answer or two.
Following in the footsteps of Tom Lehrer, Mose Allison, Tom Waits and Randy Newman, Thorn combines sublime piano playing, smoky baritone vocals, hard swinging grooves, wry lyrics and addictively catchy melodies in a masterful display of timeless songwriting that will have the audience simultaneously tapping along and inwardly seeking answers to life’s eternal questions.
DIRT displays John’s mastery of genres including jazz, blues, country, gospel and New Orleans funk.
Along with his solo shows John is one of Australia’s leading music theatre composers and well known internationally as one of the world’s premier musical improv accompanists (Spontaneous Broadway, Jason Kravits) and as musical director to the stars of cabaret (Meow Meow, Bob Downe, Barb Jungr, Caroline Nin). His most recent show was described by Barry Humphries as ‘miraculous’.
“An incisive and wonderfully melodic songwriter, brilliant pianist and an engaging interpreter of song, John is an absolute jem.”Joe Stilgoe
“Poetry for the planet”Nikki Brazil
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) DATES: 15th – 27th August TIME: 14:00 TICKET PRICES: £10 and £8
Even at the tender age of 21 Bonnie Thorn has generated great excitement and interest from music fans impressed by her soulful interpretations of the classic jazz repertoire and contemporary nu-soul songs, along with her own impressive original compositions.
Little Jazz Bird showcases Bonnie’s vocal talents with selections covering the past 100 years of popular song from the Gershwins to Amy Winehouse and beyond.
Her voice has echoes of the great 20th century songstresses and garnered comparisons with Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and Doris Day, and with her strong swing, faultless phrasing and deep musicality one hears the influence of her idol Blossom Dearie.
With Australian music theatre luminaries John and Fiona Thorn (Pastel Vespa) as parents, Bonnie has grown up immersed in the international cabaret scene, and is delighted to make her Edinburgh Fringe debut at the Royal Society of Edinburgh theatre.
She is accompanied on piano by her father John Thorn, well known as musical director to cabaret stars such as Meow Meow, Barb Jungr and Caroline Nin.
Bonnie Thorn has an exciting new voice you will remember forever. Her Edinburgh debut is a show not to be missed.
SHOW DETAILS: VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) DATES: 5th to 27th August TIME: 12.15 TICKET PRICES: £10 and £8
Come and join us as ZioBioTech open up their doors to their Zombie resource facility in the heart of Edinburgh. This city, famed for medical research, is the home to our Zombie Experience. This is not for the faint hearted as you get a guided tour through the Zombie facility and learn about the uses that we are putting Zombies to in our world today.
But wait, could something possibly go wrong during the tour? Will you be able to escape the facility and more importantly will you escape the zombies? This walkthrough, escape room and tour based experience will have your heart racing and brain stretched as you move round the facility solving questions and puzzles. Its 50 minutes of pure fun but only if you escape…
Lots of walking and crawling involved as well as screaming and fear! Unfortunately there is no disabled access to this experience.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) DATES: 5th – 28th August TIME: 14.00 and every 15 minutes until 15.45 and 20.00 and every 15 minutes until 21.45 SHOW DURATION: 50 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and (2-1 offer on 8th and 9th August)
How does an artist keep going when all seems hopeless? Seeking an answer, a failed artist in New York visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016. From there she unexpectedly travels to an artist’s studio in southern France in 1900. She desperately wants to get back to her home in 2016 but Paul Cezanne, another obscure artist with his own problems, is not being helpful. Also ensnared in this crisis are Cezanne’s gardener and an art historian from Utah. This play’s creative team is Glasgow-based.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba stage DATES: 5th to 16th August and 18th to 28th August TIME: 14.50 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc.
Wullie and Harry are two elderly comedians who were once a popular Scottish music hall comedy act known as The Rain Men. After 30 years together, they parted ways on unfriendly terms and have not spoken to each other since.
Now 20 years later their agent is trying to get them to revive the double act for a TV special at The Britannia Panopticon Theatre in Glasgow but the old animosity is still there.
Come along to see how the old timers revive their old school variety act.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Welcome East DATES: 19th to 28th August TIME: 18.30 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 20 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc.
Yes it’s back with all its mayhem and humour and hosted by the legend that is Erik a true legend in his own lunch time. 3 gin tastings and a host of information about the history, the making and the taste of Gin. With the show sprinkled with a sparkling talent of Fringe variety acts from across the Fringe we try to cram this brilliantly funny and amusing show into an hour and 10 minutes. With it being sold out in 2019 it’s a must for you to grab your ticket for this year’s show as early as possible. 3 great gins, great education and great entertainment – it’s just a great Fringe show.
VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Stage DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 20.30 SHOW DURATION:1 hour, 10 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15
Fifty thousand genders, vegan sausage rolls, a transgender attacked in a toilet… Aren’t people tired of all this whinging?”
A dark comedy. When Lin becomes the victim of a transphobic hate crime, a viral video propels “them” to fame – for all the wrong reasons. Will the gay agenda finally succeed, or is it all just woke, lefty bollocks? Following their pandemic-themed webseries We Live Inside, Yellow Mug Theatre returns to the fringe with The Gay Train – a new play from queer writers Ray Stafford and Andrew Lake. Corporate rainbow flags and empty gestures clash with the violent reality of real bigotry in a furious, offensive ode to weekday morning TV.
Previous praise for Yellow Mug: “Every once in a while… something completely different comes along. Something which stands out and alone, unafraid to be counted. It’s compelling, interesting, and most importantly, original.” – Reviewer Number 9, for We Live Inside.
SHOW DETAILS: VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Stage DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 20:10 TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12
This is our Burlesque competition which brings out some of the most talented and experienced dancers to our Edinburgh Fringe competition. This dance art form is firmly in mainstream entertainment these days and is opening up to new audiences all the time. Our competition, fought out over the whole run of the fringe will land its talented winner a £1,000 prize and a show of their own at next year’s fringe. With a panel of knowledgeable experts who will judge the talent on display each night, you the audience will be able to help them in their decisions.
With a fantastic host and compere come and join us for a fun night of light entertainment.
VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Stage DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 19.10 TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12