Best of the rest

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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This article is from 2008.

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

A short round up of the shows not to miss on this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Barry & Stuart
They may dub themselves as Part Time Warlocks but we all know the Aberdeenshire magic duo as full-time entertainers. Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, 2—24 Aug (not 12), 10.20pm, £9.50—£11.50 (£8.50—£10.50). Previews 31 Jul & 1 Aug, £6.

Dirt
From New York comes a powerful play about racism from the perspective of an Iraqi rose-seller. Gilded Balloon Teviot, Bristo Square, 0131 668 1633, 3—17 Aug, 12.15pm, £8—£9 (£7—£8). Previews 30 Jul—2 Aug, £5.

Soweto Gospel Choir
The 26-strong Grammy Award winning choir make a welcome return to the Fringe with a range of classic and contemporary songs. Assembly Rooms, George Street, 0131 623 3030, 8—25 Aug, noon; 11, 18 & 19 Aug, various times, £18 (£15). Previews 3—7 Aug, noon, £16 (£13).

Sarah Millican

She claims to be Not Nice in this, her first full-length Fringe show, but everyone knows that the gentle Geordie lass is almost the exact opposite. Pleasance Courtyard, The Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 2—24 Aug (not 13), 7.15pm, £9.50—-£10.50 (£8—£9). Previews 30 Jul—1 Aug, £5.

Skywalk

Part of the InvAsian festivities, the people behind the successful Ballerina B-Boy offer us a scintillating display of Korean street dance. Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street, 0131 527 1562, 3—25 Aug, 9.15pm, £16 (£12).

Pornography
Simon Stephens has scripted a vital analysis of Britain set during the summer of 2005. The Olympics, G8 and terrorist attacks captured a nation in flux. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 0131 228 1404, 3—24 Aug (not 4, 11, 18), various times, £16—£18 (£5—£12). Previews 28 Jul, 7pm; 2 Aug, 6pm, £11 (£5).

Stewart Lee
With the tastily titled Scrambled Egg, the official 41st best stand-up in the world ever will be mixing up his comedy flavours in an intimate this year. The Stand, York Place, 0131 558 7272, 3—24 Aug (not 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23), 7.45pm, £10.

Tricky
The archetypal Bristolian trip hopper comes north for a one-off extravaganza, celebrating Knowle West Boy, his first album for five years. Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 0844 499 9990, 26 Aug, 7pm, £17.50.

The Gospel of Anton

The mighty Derevo return with more ‘language of the body, emotions and soul’ in which lead guy Anton Adasinsky explores sex, religion and politics. Pleasance Courtyard, The Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 2—25 Aug (not 12, 19), 11.30am, £11.50—£12.50. Previews 30 Jul—1 Aug, £9.

Scottish Dance Theatre
While some dancers are actually performing at the zoo, SDT do Zoo with the double bill of ‘tenderhook’ and ‘DOG’. Zoo Southside, Nicolson Street, 0131 662 6892, 12—24 Aug (not 18), 6.30pm, £10 (£8).

This article is from 2008.

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