The Forecast: Lindsay’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.

 

In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes

This must-see historical thriller by New York based Scotsman James Clements, tells the true story of Princess Diana’s secret orchestration of her own shocking tell-all biography written by Andrew Morton. This new play plucks the heartstrings while shedding new light on the risks The People’s Princess took to reveal her harrowing story.

In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes, theSpace on Niddry St. 22nd-27th August

 

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

You know Chris Gethard is hilarious from his work on TV shows like Broad City and The Office. A crown jewel of NYC’s Upright Citizens Brigade, it will be a treat to see this expert long-form improvisor perform his “painfully funny” stand-up on this side of the pond.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, Pleasance Dome. 3rd-14th and 16th-29th August

 

A Lady’s Guide to the Art of Being a Wingman

Three Australian divas, dressed as men but sporting giant pink beehive hairdos, offer witty love advice set to the classic pop songs you know and love. This new-style cabaret show will also include some “daggy dancing,” whatever that is.

A Lady’s Guide to the Art of Being a Wingman, Gilded Balloon Teviot. 3rd-14th, 16th-21st, and 23rd-28th August

 

Adele is Younger Than Us

Who doesn’t wish all of their emotional pain and suffering could skyrocket them to fame like it did for Adele? Watch this musical stand-up duo come to terms with the fact that they are not, nor will they ever be, Adele.

Adele is Younger Than Us, C Venues – C Nova. 3rd-16th and 18th-29th August

 

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

These brief, site-specific dance pieces about love will surprise and captivate unsuspecting audiences. If you explore the National Museum of Scotland this August, who knows what you might find.

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love), National Museum of Scotland. 4th-5th, 10th-14th, 17th-21st, and 24th-28th August

 

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