Tuck into the Fringe - five shows you can watch while you eat
This article is from 2010
See it all without missing a meal
Big Bite-Size Breakfast
Croissants, coffee and strawberries get your day off to a fine start as you watch a buffet selection of ten-minute plays at The Assembly on George Street. The plays are chosen from a rotating selection of theatrical morsels, including pieces from past and present, grown at home and imported from abroad. And never big enough to give you indigestion.
All those early(ish) rises are going to take their toll; happily, Naked Brunch at C Central is offering a one-off food event on Sun 22 Aug where you get to sleep in a bit, and don’t even have to put on your Sunday best. For those of a shy disposition, be warned: apparently the nudity is non-negotiable.
Al Murray: The Pub Landlord’s Compete For The Meat
Lunchtime, and time for a spot of pub-quizzery at the Pleasance Dome. Gather your mates around, grab a pint and a packet of crisps and enjoy a comedy-flavoured pub quiz, courtesy of Britain’s best known publican. First prize is a frozen chicken, so you’ve got dinner sorted as well.
Chopin After Lunch/ / Mendelssohn After Lunch
If you’re still feeling a bit peckish in the afternoon, head to the Royal Over-Seas League on Princes Street and enjoy some live classical music while nibbling on shortbread and sipping some tea or coffee. An ever-changing set list and cast of musicians supply the tunes from Chopin and Mendelssohn, depending on which days you choose to attend.
Hardeep Singh Kohli: Chat Masala
For dinner, head along to the Gilded Balloon at Teviot for Celebrity Masterchef finalist Hardeep Singh Kohli’s live chat show. Aside from nattering with festival guests and showcasing some live bands, Kohli will cook up an audience-voted curry throughout each hour-long performance.
The Big Bite-Size Breakfast
As featured on Sky TV this summer! A sumptuous smorgasbord of drama, comedy and eccentricity. Three daily rotating selections of new and past favourite ten minute plays from around the world. Includes coffee, croissants and strawberries!
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The Naked Brunch
Eat. Drink. Bare all! A celebration of collaboration and the human form. An invitation for festival participants to unite and share their most intimate details. Encounter life as art and feast on a collision of naked performance including circus, dance and comedy. Pay tribute to artists brave and bold through music…
Hardeep Singh Kohli - Chat Masala
After last year's sell-out fringe debut in 'The Nearly Naked Chef', Hardeep returns with a chat show featuring top festival guests and live music - all topped off with delicious curry cooked on stage by the Celebrity Masterchef finalist. Visit www.hardeeplive.com for guest line-up details and to suggest your favourite…
The Naked Brunch
Eat, drink, bare all! Celebrating collaboration and the human form. 'The Naked Brunch' is an invitation for Edinburgh Festival Fringe creatives to unite and share their most intimate details! Encounter life as art and feast on a morning that stimulates the senses and inspires your creative juices through a collision of…
Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Compete for the Meat
The Pub Landlord returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with 'Compete for the Meat' – the ultimate lunchtime pub quiz. Pub quiz questions, Pub Landlord rules! 'Compete for the Meat!' Test your general knowledge and win a frozen chicken! Sausages for the runners-up! Shame for the losers! 'Compete for the Meat!' No mobile phones…
Chopin After Lunch
ROSL Arts returns for its 11th series of Fringe concerts, which have consistently sold out over the past 10 years. Music by Chopin and other romantic composers, performed by international award-winning musicians, including pianists Martin Cousin, Stephen De Pledge, Ben Schoeman and James Willshire. Different artists and…
Mendelssohn After Lunch
ROSL Arts returns for its 11th series of Fringe concerts, which have consistently sold out over the past 10 years. Music by Mendelssohn and other romantic composers, performed by international award-winning musicians including Leonari Piano Trio, Brodowski and Solstice String Quartets and Maria Mo piano. Tea/coffee and…