Out of Their Box

This article is from 2007.

Think you’ve seen that person before? Then they’re probably off the telly. Brian Donaldson picks five folk going from screen to stage

Tameka Empson One of the 3 Non Blondes brings us her diva-tastic Marcia Brown, always a backing singer, never a lead. Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 5–26 Aug (not 13), 7pm, £9–£11 (£8–£9). Preview 4 Aug, £5.

Dean Haglund Real-life conspiracy theorist and a fictional Lone Gunman, Haglund has a go at the show that made his name, with his X-Files Improv. The comedy is out there. The Lot, 225 9922, 6–27 Aug (not 18, 24), 8.45pm; 18, 24 Aug, 4pm, £10 (£8).

Justin Moorhouse A big name in the North of England, this former Phoenix Nights star pops up with Who’s the Daddy?, his Fringe debut. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 4–27 Aug (not 8, 15), 9.45pm, £11–£12 (£9.50–£10.50).

Martha Howe-Douglas She’s been Donna Parmar in Doctors since 2005 and cropped up as Employee No 2 in The Office Christmas special, but the RADA grad is here for the potentially rude The Swingers alongside Barry Castagnola. Baby Belly, 0870 745 3083, 4–26 Aug (not 13), 4.45pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £5.

Brian Cant The legendary Play School presenter brings us Trumptonshire Tales, a child-friendly nostalgia trip around Chigley, Camberwick Green and Trumpton. Phill Jupitus will be helping out. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 7–14 Aug (not 13), 2.30pm, £10 (£8).

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