Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014: 5 shows about death
- Brian Donaldson
- 25 July 2014
This article is from 2014
Featuring Jim Davidson’s Funeral, Tony Law, Lost Voice Guy and Robin & Partridge
Having faked a fight to get publicity last year, Ellis & Rose walked off with the Malcolm Hardee Award for their spirited endeavours. This year, they’re dancing on the Fringe’s grave by hosting a night of various japes in a sort-of protest about a certain old-school comic performing for a month (clue is in the title).
The Hive, 226 0000, 12 Aug, 8.45pm, free.
This should be a slightly less chaotic and generally more lovely kind-of wake as the Australian storyteller / comic looks back on her own life. Flowers are welcome.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 4–25 Aug (not 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24), 10pm, £9–£11 (£7–£9).
Renowned for his circuitous ramblings, we wonder if Mr Canada will be able to stick to the programme, which involves ‘the fear of death’. It’s time to Enter the Tone Zone, so it is.
The Stand III & IV, 558 7272, 1–24 Aug (not 11), 12.10pm, £11 (£8). Preview 30 Jul, £9 (£8).
This pair might be familiar to those of you who attend things like Glastonbury and Bestival, and their hour is entitled Robin Dies at the End of the Show. Which may or may not be good news for Partridge.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 2–24 Aug (not 18), 2.15pm, £9–£11 (£7–£9). Previews 30 Jul–1 Aug, £6.
Last Fringe, Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy had a memorable time. Memorable in that he was rushed to hospital and nearly died from pneumonia. Laughter is the Worst Medicine tells us that story.
Assembly Rooms, 0844 693 3008, 1–24 Aug (not 4, 11, 18), 5pm, £10 (£9). Preview 30 Jul, £9 (£8).