The Forecast: Claire’s Picks


Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s almost that time of year again, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 is just a few days away! With well over 3,000 shows at more than 300 venues, this year’s Edfringe will be more than a little daunting, but don’t worry, the Fringebiscuit team is here to do all the legwork for you. In this series, we take on the big bad Fringe Guide to pick out our most anticipated works.


Flo & Joan: Victory Flaps

This sister comedy duo combines musicality with deadpan wit, and if their set is anything like their videos Why, Why, Why, Why? and It’s Alright, I’m sure they’ve prepared an uproarious and unmissable show.

Flo & Joan: Victory Flaps, Laughing Horse @ Newsroom. 4th-21st August

The Heroine Question

An event centered on the future of heroines in storytelling sounds like dream to every girl lit nerd like myself. Favorites like Elizabeth Bennet and Hermione Granger will be featured, so it’s bound to be an afternoon of badassery.

The Heroine Question, Royal Over-seas League. 23rd August

Empty Beds

Three sisters (who hate each other) embark on a journey to see their brother in a psychiatric ward for his birthday? I’m excited. This award-winning play is both an unusual family drama and a story about mental illness.

Empty Beds, Underbelly’s Cowgate. 4th-14th and 16th-28th August


This black comedy play promises to be both a critique of the death penalty and a hilarious look at indecisiveness, so the human ambiguity sounds like the perfect combination gripping and amusing.

Hang, C Venue – C Nova. 3rd-27th August

Dale vN Marshall: I Am Not A Child

A vulnerable collection by young children who have overcome difficult circumstances, this art exhibition seems too stirring to skip over.

Dale vN Marshall: I Am Not A Child, Scottish Storytelling Centre. 3rd August – 3rd September



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