New Underbelly venue Topside hosts Doctor Brown, Alexander Masters and more

This article is from 2013

New Underbelly venue Topside hosts Doctor Brown, Alexander Masters and more,New Underbelly venue Topside hosts Doctor Brown, Alexander Masters and more

Le Gateau Chocolat,Le Gateau Chocolat / Photo: Claire Walsh,Photo: Claire Walsh

The Fringe 2013 venue is also home to The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik and Le Gateau Chocolat

Here at List HQ we love a new venue, and are much excited by Topside, the Underbelly’s newest venture, to be found at the back of Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Highlights heading for the 200-capacity theatre studio include the world premiere of Alexander Masters’ Stuart: A Life Backwards, written by BAFTA award-winner Jack Thorne, kiddies favourite The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik, cult musical My Name is Sue, funnyman and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Doctor Brown – lest we forget moreish cabaret feast and List favourite, Le Gateau Chocolat.

Doctor Brown: Because, Becaves and Befrdfgth

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Soho Theatre & the Mason Sisters at PBJ. Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award and Total Theatre Award winner Doctor Brown is back for one week with the Doctor Brown trilogy - 2010's Because, 2011's Becaves and 2012's Befrdfgth. 'The strangest, funniest, most exciting…

Le Gateau Chocolat - I ❤ Chocolat

Strut & Fret Production House. The outrageous, larger-than-life, operatic star of La Soirée returns to Edinburgh to unleash his latest lycra-clad extravaganza! Sell-out hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2011. This new glittery masterpiece is an evening of decadent indulgence, which will entreat all of your senses through…

My Name Is Sue

Dafydd James, Ben Lewis and Underbelly Productions. The award-winning cult musical hit returns. With virtuosic piano skills, a soaring falsetto and her faithful backing band, Sue brings to life tales of economic bus travel, a Cardiff-based Armageddon and the work of Julia Roberts. 'Brilliant … hysterically funny and…

Stuart: A Life Backwards

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New work from award winning playwright Jack Thorne, about an unlikely friendship.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.