Top 5 musicals based on true stories at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013

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Top 5 musicals based on true stories at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013

Benjamin Scheuer, The Bridge

Featuring Blood Ties, Forest Boy, Bridge and Gilbert and Sullivan: The Musical

Blood Ties

Based on a true event, this dark comedy features a murder, a wedding and a suicide as a group of girls are forced to address long-standing issues on a bachelorette weekend gone horribly wrong.
theSpace @ Venue45, 510 2381, 12–24 Aug (not 18), 9:05pm, £8–£10 (£8).

Forest Boy

In 2011, a boy appeared in Berlin saying that he had spent half a decade growing up in a forest. This remarkable story has been put on stage and is a tale of transformation and imagination.
Assembly George Square, 623 3030, 3–25 Aug, 3.20pm, £10–£11 (£8—£9). Preview 1 Aug, £8.


By 30, New York based musical-theatre composer Benjamin Scheuer had fought an advanced stage of cancer, while also suffering the ups-and-downs that stem from general life. In this folk-musical, he tells his amazing life story.
C, 0845 260 1234, 31 Jul–26 Aug, 9.05pm, £9.50–£11.50 (£7.50–£9.50).

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Musical

The story of one of the most talked about duos has been brought to life. Combining original music with some well-known classics, this musical will explore the tumultuous relationship between the two.
Greenside, 557 2124, 5–17 Aug (not 11), 11.30am, £7 (£6).

Sincerely, Mr Toad

Winners of the 2012 Fringe First and starring former Any Dream Will Do lead, Keith Jack, this original musical explores the turbulent relationship that inspired Kenneth Grahame’s classic, The Wind in the Willows.
Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 3–26 Aug (not 12), 3.30pm, £9–£11 (£8–£10). Previews 31 Jul–2 Aug, £6.50.