Five theatre shows from the continent at the Edinburgh Fringe

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This article is from 2010.

Soap! The Show

More Light Please
Polish actor Natalia Kostrzewa stars in her own one-woman play (co-written by Jerzy Lach) about economic migration. The production by Teatr Praga is in English and features music by the Tiger Lillies.
New Town Theatre, George Street, 0131 220 0143, 7–29 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), 2.45pm, £10–£12 (£8–£10). Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £6.

Anatomy of Fantasy
After dates in St Petersburg and Poland, the Fringe First-winning Do Theatre returns to Edinburgh with a dance-theatre piece that promises to visualise the ‘subconscious as a physical body’.
Assembly Rooms, George Street, 0131 623 3030, 7–29 Aug (not 17), 5.25pm, £12–£13.50 (£11–£12.50). Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £5.

Harlekin
Physical theatre from Fringe favourites Derevo in which the Dresden company’s mainstays Elena Yarovaya and Anton Adasinsky create a nightmare vision of the harlequin figure.
Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 7–30 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), 1pm, £12–£14. Previews 4–6 Aug, £9.

The Lonesome Foxtrot
Performed in English, this is an interpretation of Fro, a novella by Andrei Platonov, directed by St Petersburg director Vasily Senin in a Russia-UK co-production.
New Town Theatre, George Street, 0131 220 0143, 7–29 Aug (not 17), 8.30pm, £11–£12 (£9–£10). Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £5.

Soap! The Show
It’s bonkers bath-time from Germany as a team of La Clique-connected acrobats and trapeze artists immerse themselves in eight bath tubs and kick up a hell of a lot of water. Look out for the mop ballet and the curtain of rain. Umbrellas not provided.
Assembly Hall, Mound Place, 0131 623 3030, 7–30 Aug (not 16, 23), 7.15pm, £15–£20 (£14–£16). Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £10.

This article is from 2010.

Soap! The Show

  • 4 stars

'Awe inspiring' (Stage). Trapeze, stunning acrobatics and water antics abound in this refreshingly fun, exciting and sexy show. Sound interesting? Come and be refreshed. The all singing, all dancing water show! 'Family friendly fun' (Time Out). Dazzing, daring and dangerous, you will be amazed by the agility of the eight…

Anatomy of Fantasy

  • 3 stars

Triple Fringe First winners, Do Theatre, are back at last! In 'Anatomy of Fantasy' (UK premiere) unforgettable, effortlessly expressive dance touches our emotions and thoughts: human subconsciousness shifts into breathtaking physicality and the virtual molecules of pulsating life join in a mesmerising fantasy that takes…

More Light Please

  • 3 stars

Natalia leaves Poland for Ireland at the age of 16, full of hope and excited about starting a new life. A job in a shoe shop fails to prevent feelings of loneliness and alienation. She really wants to be on stage, to show the world that despite the odds she will make it. She just needs more light. This award-winning play…

The Lonesome Foxtrot

  • 2 stars

Fyodor, a young engineer, leaves Fro, his wife, heading to the Far East, where he is going to engage in the creation of a beautiful new world. Fro finds herself alone with her love and longing. She’s desperate to get him back but can she get what she wants? Can the power of her love overcome his dreams of utopia? By turns…

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