Nakedness and nudity at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Naked Busker and lap dancing photography exhibition among highlights
This article is from 2011.
It may get the moral minority’s g-string in a twist, but nudity and Edinburgh go hand in hand. Here are some naked highlights.
The multifaceted human aspects of Edinburgh’s lap dancing community are revealed.
Sapphire Rooms, Lothian Road, 7–29 Aug, Sun–Thu 2–6pm, free.
In nothing but his boxers, Donnie Rust hitchhiked across Britain and came back with tales of girlfriends, employment, masturbation, drunkenness and bathtubs.
Laughing Horse @ City Café, Blair Street, 0131 220 0125, 20–28 Aug, 6.45pm, free.
A frank performance piece from Titus Rowe about a male stripper who used to be a squaddie.
theSpaces on North Bridge, Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, 0845 557 6308, 8–20 Aug (not 14), 9.05pm, £10 (£7). Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £7 (£5).
Wearing nothing but heels, fishnets and a tiny squeezebox, Liz Skitch delivers an intimate accordion cabaret.
C aquila, Roman Eagle Lodge, 0845 260 1234, 4–29 Aug (not 16), 10.30pm, £8.50–£10.50 (£7.50–£9.50).
World class Korean dance can also contain some rude bits and there’s a ‘partial nudity’ warning for this EIF show.
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 0131 473 2000, 19–21 Aug, 7.30pm, £10–£30.
Princess Bari - Edinburgh International Festival
SKITCH TEASE Trailer- 3 min
A performance piece about a male stripper by Peter Scott-Presland. Starring Titus Rowe (aka College Boy, Boyz Stripper of the Year 2009). Squaddie does a military-style strip act. But Squaddie was a soldier for real, in a life long ago, in Iraq. His best mate Christian was injured there and died in Brixton with no one to…
A Korean tale with elements familiar from Western fairy lore, this piece of opulent dance theatre from Eun-Me Ahn Company tells the tale of a princess, cast out as a baby by her father who longs for a son, who returns as a blossoming 16-year-old to find her father sick. As the only one who can save him, she must venture…
An intimate cabaret with much loved Australian comedian Liz Skitch wearing nothing but a tiny squeezebox. Skitch leaves no stone unturned, singing songs about inconvenient phone calls from her mum, dating disasters, love hotels, Hello Kitty, war and peace. A fast paced accordion-accompanied blend of songs, stories and…
The Naked Busker: Seeing More of Me - Free
Apparently hilarious, Donnie Rust: The Naked Busker retells his tale of hitchhiking, in nothing but his boxers, across every county line in Britain, in an attempt to see as much of it as possible. Anecdotal tales of girlfriends, employment, masturbation, drunkenness, bathtubs and sex, sometimes all together, stream forth…
Pot of Dreams
Strippers 'stripped' - An exhibition of images by photographers Jannica Honey and Holly Davidson disrobing the mystery and laying bare the more human aspects of Edinburgh's lap dancing community.