Out of site - Shows in unusual venues
This article is from 2009.
Hotels? Islands? Toilets?? Grid Iron isn’t the only company at this year’s Fringe to set their work in an eccentric venue
Join Basil, Sybil and their put-upon manservant Manuel for this outrageous twist on the concept of ‘dinner-theatre’. Three-course meal included. Whatever you do … don’t mention the war!
B’est Restaurant, 556 4448, 7–31 Aug (not 8, 15, 22, 29), 2.30pm & 9pm, £29 & £39.
Described by its creator, the comedian Mark Watson, as ‘a sort of comedy installation art piece’ the show takes place in a hotel a short walk from Assembly central.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 7–31 Aug (not 17), 4.15pm, £10.50–£13 (£9–£10.50). Previews until 6 Aug, £6.
This epic re-working of Pirandello’s unfinished fairytale involves a boat ride to Cotrone’s mystery island, taking in the Route of the Countess and the City of the Giants.
Sweet in the Firth of Forth, 0870 241 0136, 8–16 Aug, 7.30pm, £25 (£20).
A sublime journey through a series of absorbing installations in the Botanic Gardens’ glass houses.
Royal Botanic Gardens, 623 3030, 12–30 Aug (not 17, 18, 24), shows every ten mins 9.30pm–11.20pm, £10 (£8).
Olya, Masha and Irina will now be found dreaming of Moscow from the comfort of a boat on the Union Canal. Take tea from a samovar as Chekhov’s drama unfolds.
Re-Union Canal Boats Ltd, Edinburgh Quay, 226 0000, 14–23 Aug, times vary, £7 (£5).
Forget luvvies Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, the must-see version of Beckett’s absurdist classic is coming to a public loo near you, complete with a scattering of toilet-humour.
St James Centre Public Toilets, 226 0000, 25–31 Aug, 6.30pm, £5.