NORWEGIANS OF COMEDY
THE WIND HORSE: ANDA UNION
The last time Norwegians invaded Scotland, things didn’t go down too well. But hoping to make amends are Lars, Adam and Martin, better known as laughter making trio Norwegians of Comedy, who are ditching the icy climes of Scandinavia for a round on the standup circuit.
Anda Union are making their debut at this year’s Fringe, bringing the haunting sounds of Inner and Outer Mongolia to the Scottish stage. Combining evocative vocals, throat singing and a range of old-fashioned instruments, this feast for the ears is a truly traditional way to spend the afternoon, Mongolian style.
GHQ, 6:20PM – 7:20PM, 4–19 AUG, FREE
ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE 3:30PM – 4:30PM, 2–27 AUG, £8.00 – £13.00
DETENTION: TANG SHU-WING THEATRE STUDIO
Fans of high octane somersaults and backflips need look no further than Detention, an acrobatic comedy from Hong Kong. Words are dispensed with entirely as three naughty schoolboys chase the object of their affections around the classroom behind the back of their disgruntled teacher in this hour long tale of tomfoolery. SUMMERHALL, 1:00PM – 2:05PM, 3–26 AUG, NOT 6, 13, 20, £12.00
SALOME: GODOT ART ASSOCIATION
Oscar Wilde may be one of the most celebrated Irish playwrights of all time, but Macao’s Godot Art Association has turned Salome into an exotic treat. Using Chinese dance and Korean percussion instruments, this one man show powerfully explores the nature of human existence through the body alone. GREENSIDE 1:45PM – 2:45PM, 3–11 AUG, FREE – £6.00
CLINTON THE MUSICAL: EGDOH THEATRE
WARRIORS OF GOJA
Clinton the Musical is multi-national in every sense of the word. Performed by an Australian theatre company about the former President of the United States, Egdoh Theatre embrace fresh new writing with this stonking musicomedy. Thought one Bill Clinton was bad enough? Try having two of them, and watch their hilarious bid to seize control over each other in this wacky piece.
Billing themselves as the most extreme show to hit the Fringe in the past ten years, India’s Got Talent veterans Warriors of Goja are bringing their brick smashing spectacular to the British stage. Watch in awe as 20 Sikh martial artists chew through glass in one of this year’s most dangerous delights.
GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT, 1:00PM – 2:00PM, 1–27 AUG, NOT 14, £6.00 – £10.00
OCEAN TERMINAL,TIMES VARY, 3–26 AUG, NOT 13, 20, FREE
edinburgh festival preview guide 2012 fest 7
Published on Jul 15, 2012