Underbelly reveals more of its ambitious Edinburgh Fringe 2018 lineup
- Deborah Chu
- 17 April 2018
This article is from 2018.
Expect interesting stories about women, family fun, fresh comedy acts and dark cabaret
The festival magnates over at Underbelly have unveiled their most ambitious Edinburgh Fringe lineup yet, with 96 shows to take the stage across 21 venues in 2018.
Highlights from the theatre programme include three compelling stories about women, presented by emerging theatre companies that won the coveted Untapped Award. It's True, It's True, It's True by Breach Theatre revisits the rape of Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and its effects on her career, while Nouveau Riche's Queens of Sheba focuses on the rise of 'misogynoir' and the black women who valiantly demand equality from a racist and sexist society. They are joined by ThisEgg, whose play dressed. weaves the true tale of a girl who remakes her entire wardrobe from scratch after her sexual assault.
Underbelly's comedy offerings are similarly populated with new and exciting acts, with the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Steen Raskopoulos treading the boards with his new show Stay, while Myq Kaplan makes his Fringe debut with All Killing Aside, a show about living a life of truth, kindness and not murdering people. Meanwhile, Alice Fraser imagines an Artificial Intelligence learning about our all-too human world of cultural hypocrisy and pornography through a comedy show in Ethos. Deborah Frances-White also returns to the Edinburgh with a specially recorded version of her hugely popular podcast The Guilty Feminist.