Still reeling from the colossal size of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe guide? Not to worry, Fringebiscuit is here for you! We can’t wait to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Edfringe by tucking into more performances than ever before. In fact, we’re so keen, here’s a preview of some of the shows that have caught our writers’ eyes ahead of time…
Courtney Act: The Girl From Oz
Despite the rapid growth of RuPaul’s Drag Race fandom in the UK, appearances by the queens of the show are too often limited to desperately short performance slots in nightclub venues. Fortunately for us, Season Six’s Body-ody-ody Courtney Act is bringing her full-length one woman show to Underbelly. Chapstick and mascara at the ready!
Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, August 13, 15, 17-20, 22-26
Aunty Donna: Big Boys
Continuing the Aussie theme, these Big Boys from Melbourne have become a Fringe staple in recent years. Always a hot ticket, they’ll be turning Gilden Balloon Teviot upside down for two weeks only.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, August 2-14
Two years ago, perhaps the nicest flyer I’ve ever held led me to see Chris Turner light up a basement room in the Pleasance. He’s back this year alongside fellow comedian Alice Winn with sketch show Cat FM, which is apparently written by cats. Meow.
Just the Tonic at The Caves, August 3-13, 15-26
Bruce was one of those shows from years past that I didn’t see and everyone else did. I plan to change that this time around, and to see for myself the puppet sponge that enthralled so many!
Underbelly, Cowgate, August 3-13, 15-27
Winner of the first Assembly Roxy Theatre award, Glasgow playwright Andy Edwards fringe debut tackles mental health themes with a different guest actor each night. Scribble is a must-see.
Assembly Roxy, August 3-14, 16-21, 23-27