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
A one-woman comedy about what it’s really like living with OCD (for Sarah anyway)
Written and directed by Aisling Smith
Sarah was diagnosed with OCD a decade ago. She’s been managing it pretty well, but it’s hard living in a world that tells you to follow your gut when your gut wants you to touch the door handle 64 times. She wants to tell you her story and let you know that there’s much more to it than the stereotypes we see on TV, like obsessive hand- washing (though in Sarah’s case that’s definitely part of it).
Performed by Laura Whelan and written and directed by Aisling Smith, OCD Me is a semi-autobiographical piece about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Aisling and Laura are both Irish artists working in theatre and film. Laura trained at Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting in Dublin and Aisling holds an MA from RADA and a PhD from NUI Galway. This is their Edinburgh Fringe debut!
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) DATES: 5th – 15th and 17th – 28th August TIME: 15.10 TICKET PRICES: £13 and £10.50
Written by Liam Rudden, this immersive courtroom drama lets you take part in the production as you can be a Jury member and decide the outcome of the trial or as an observer that can ask questions about the evidence laid out before you. With a pie and a pint included it’s a great way to spend an hour as you deliberate over the case. Listen carefully and weigh up the information you receive or maybe the information you don’t receive. You must ferret out the answer as the jury cross examine each witness and put their questions to them. This is the 2nd case in the Court series that Liam has written and a must see in this years festival. A Tory MP accused of sleeping with a rent boy, journalists possibly fabricating stories, people selling stories for money – this case has it all.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Stage DATES: 5th – 28th August TIME: 12.10 TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 (pie and drink included)
Cat is a one-woman twisted comedy show by Connie Harris.
Experience a razor-sharp, subversive exploration of life at its darkest; ranging from the benefits of tapeworms, to what to do with an unwanted grandparent.
Come to hear your deepest, most unspeakable thoughts expressed. But be prepared to have the constant question: ‘Should I be laughing?’ in the back of your mind.
Connie is a young writer, musician and performer who comes from a village in Norfolk. There’s a lot more going on in that little village than first meets the eye. You’ll be shocked how much of the play is true! This is her first time at the Edinburgh Fringe.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Welcome East DATES: 15th – 21st August TIME: 14.00 TICKET PRICES: £10 and £8 conc. £8 family
A brilliantly moving and thought provoking show that takes you into the world of teenage young love and sexuality. Told in an open and touching way we follow the relationship of these senior students at a catholic college as they enter their last year. Hidden sexuality, hidden feelings and desire are all on show as the musical builds to its ultimate conclusion. Help is always out there but people have to listen and be willing to act on it as Jason and Peter contemplate life after college.
This show is packed with brilliant musical numbers and takes the audience on a roller coaster of emotions. There are lots of laugh out loud moments and more than enough tears to really get you. The actors paint this canvas.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Wolfson Stage DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 12.00 midday SHOW DURATION: 2 hour 20 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc. (2 for 1 8th and 9th August)
This is the story of Derek Douglas (Jim) as he was growing up in Central Scotland through the 1970’s. It’s a look back at when life was a lot simpler.
You left the house at 8.00am and came back when it got dark, no questions asked, no wondering where you got fed, just that you were out with your pals. A time when the most difficult question was “Am I getting a slow dance at the Friday Disco”? When everybody and nobody looked after you. A kick in the bum and a slap across the head was how we were disciplined. A time when the new year party lasted 3 days and you couldn’t see across the room for cigarette smoke and somehow you got 60 people into a 2 bedroom house. This was written as a labour of love about a family now sadly mostly all gone. It’s about the seemingly highest high and lowest low that a 70’s teenager went through.
We hope you enjoy it and laugh and cry along with the cast as we take you on Derek’s journey.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) DATES: 5th – 28th August TIME: 13.30 TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12
David Hoare, winner of the Audience Favourite Award at the Musical Comedy Awards 2021, is attempting to perform 100 songs in an hour. Can he do it? What is the maths on that? Come and find out.
David is a Bristol based musical comedian who combines wit and flare with precise delivery. He’ll have you in stitches with his hilarious songs and boyish charms. This is David’s debut hour show at the fringe, but he has been performing in comedy clubs across the country for several years.
This new show will have songs on a range of topics such as self improvement, trying to keep his relationships together and being neurodivergent.
“An annoyingly funny young man” Gary Delaney
“High-energy, beautifully timed comedy expertise that has the crowd roaring throughout.” Bath Echo
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin stage DATES: 5th to 15th August and 17th to 28th August TIME: 13.40 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour TICKET PRICES: £10 and £8 conc. 2 for 1 8th and 9th August)