Figures of Fun
Number shows at the Festival
This article is from 2009.
Brian Donaldson is counting on you to see these five numerically-challenged shows
Acclaimed actors, writers and presenters, Leila Hackett and Charlotte Hudson return with more of their silly yet cerebral sketches, with a show entitled Another Mouthful. Yummy.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 8–31 Aug (not 12, 19), 4pm, £10–£11 (£8.50–£9.50). Previews until 7 Aug, £5.
After freaking out the Pleasance Dome last year with his inexplicable trickery, Philip Escoffey takes his impressive mindcraft to a new venue.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 9–31 Aug (not 11, 18), 6.45pm, £9–£10 (£7.50–£8.50). Previews until 8 Aug, £5.
Unlike other sketch shows, many parts of this one from Stage and the Hands are performed entirely in three dimensions. And none of the deadly sins will be confronted. Though they half-promise bits of lust.
C central, 0845 260 1234, 7–15 Aug, 9.10pm, £7.50–£9.50 (£6.50–£8.50).
You might have seen Tiernan Douieb on stage with rising Scottish comics Sean Grant and Daniel Sloss, but now he strikes out on his own with a show about taking responsibility. And zombies.
Underbelly, 08445 458 252, 8–30 Aug (not 17), 4pm, £6.50–£10 (£8–£9). Previews 6 & 7 Aug, £6.
Three years ago, this football-loving gay Bengali GP hit serious pay dirt with Saint or Sinha?. Here is an equally personal tale of his pursuit for meaning in TV quiz shows.
The Stand III & IV, 558 7272, 7–30 Aug (not 17), 9.25pm, £9 (£8). Previews 5 Aug, 8.10pm, £7; 6 Aug, 22.40pm, £5.