Highlights From solo adventures to star-studded musicals and thrilling new theatre, as ever, you’re spoilt for choice at this year’s Fringe. Here’s a few to get you started... HEAVY HITTER
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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE 3:30PM – 4:40PM, 2–26 AUG, NOT 14, £6.00 – £11.00
It’s not likely to be the lightest thing on your Fringe menu, but this docu-theatre piece from Look Left Look Right promises to be a vital production, telling the story of the BP oil spill in the words of those affected.
FOER YOUR CONSIDERATION
Everything Else Happened ASSEMBLY ROXY, 1PM – 2PM, 2–27 AUG, NOT 13, £5 – £12
Jonathan Safran Foer has written awardwinning novels and seen several turned into Hollywood films. But can his stories translate to the stage? Find out in this premiere production of four short stories.
Hand Over Fist
PLEASANCE COURTYARD 1:55PM – 2:50PM, 1–27 AUG, NOT 8, 15, £6 – £11
Dave Florez doesn’t shy away from big issues. Over at the Assembly Rooms he’s tackling addiction in The Intervention, while in dark monologue Hand Over Fist he explores the heart-wrenching affects of Alzheimers through the tale of one woman trying to reclaim her past.
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
PLEASANCE COURTYARD, 2:00PM – 3:00PM, 1–26 AUG, NOT 13, £5 – £10
Anyone championed by the HighTide Festival is worth a punt. Emerging playwright Luke Barnes follows his debut play, Chapel Street, with this coming-of-age story about a 13-yearold Liverpool FC fan.
PLEASANCE DOME 4:00PM – 5:00PM, 1–27 AUG, NOT 13, £5 – £12
Audiences are revolting. At least, in 1809 they were. Become a rioter yourself in this immersive piece which recreates the time when audiences, protesting against ticket prices at a theatre in Covent Garden, rioted for 66 nights. The Brighton festival loved it.
PLEASANCE COURTYARD, TIMES VARY, 1–27 AUG, NOT 17, £5.00 – £6
Exploring the themes of voyeurism and shared experience, this pop-up peep show invites you to set aside your inhibitions and watch three plays about sex through a two-way mirror. Not one for the kids, then.
Published on Jul 15, 2012