Five sport shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010
This article is from 2010.
From football and tennis to rugby and the Olympics, these shows go for the win.
Poland 3 Iran 2
The 1976 Olympic Games clash between two very different footballing nations acts as a backdrop to a tale of how everyday life isn’t always defined by one culture.
Thistle Street Bar, Thistle Street, 0131 556 6550, 7–28 Aug (not 9 & 10, 16, 23), 5pm, £9–£10 (£7.50–£8.50). Previews 4–6 Aug, £5.
From the people who brought you Kiddy-Fiddler on the Roof comes another blistering musical satire featuring the antics which abound inside the Wafthead Tennis Club.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, Bristo Square, 0131 622 6552, 8–30 Aug (not 17, 24), 4pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50). Previews 4–7 Aug, £6.
The Olympic Gene
Becky Brunning’s great-grandfather won a gymnastics gold at the 1912 Olympics. Now a century on and with the London event bearing down on her, Becky is trying to keep the old boy’s legacy aflame.
The Hive, Niddry Street, 0131 556 0444, 12–29 Aug (not 14 & 15), 12.30pm, free.
Up ‘N’ Under
Lad mag favourite Abi Titmuss makes her Fringe debut in the John Godber play, dressing down as a gym instructor who helps inspire a hapless rugby league team to an unlikely victory.
Assembly Rooms, George Street, 0131 623 3030, 7–30 Aug (not 16), 5.25pm, £17.50–£19.50 (£15.50–£17.50). Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £10.
Bob Doolally’s World Cup Balls
Forget Lineker and Shearer. If you want to hear a true expert analysis of the South African World Cup, turn shakily towards pub pundit Bob Doolally as he reveals more of the dark side to the beautiful-ish game.
The Stand, York Place, 0131 558 7272, 16 Aug, 7.45pm, £10 (£9).