Over the past week, it’s been near enough impossible to ignore the goings on up in the Scottish capital. Today, the 10th August, marks the second day of the 2-for-1 deal that many shows are offering – perfect for those wishing to show financial restraint over the month.
And if you’re not already basking in the theatrical splendour that the Fringe has to offer, The Camden Fringe, running from the 2nd – 29th of August, takes place in various theatres across London, and features a variety of shows at a set ticket price of £7.50.
And so without further ado, here are a few more theatre and comedy highlights to catch at the Fringe in the next 7 days:
Retreat – Red Chair Players East
“Sometimes salvation comes from the very thing you are trying to escape. In early twentieth century America, science dominated and misled a generation of women. A girl on the verge of womanhood and pyschosis is shut away, along with her terrible secret. A doctor’s precocious wife is forbidden from being herself. Together they face their problems, only to find more than either bargained for.”
This dark comedy from two time Fringe First winners runs from the 10th – 14th August at C. Book tickets here.
Performance postponed/Reporte la performance – Graduates
“Simple and minimal, comic two-person show set in a waiting room. Conceived from scripts and improvisations, the piece explores the aspirations of two hopeful performers through the medium of short, frantic, caricatured scenarios. Influenced by Samuel Beckett, Lecoq and Meyerhold techniques.”
Running from the 10th – 21st August at C Aquila, tickets can be booked here.
Pedestrian – Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Bristol & SEArED
“Finely-tuned physical storytelling. Breathtaking animation. A cinematic fishbowl. An epic journey from a neverending pedestrianised shopping precinct to the gates of heaven and back … pursued by a giant fish.”
This new solo show written and performed by Tom Wainwright runs from the 10th – 29th of August at the Underbelly on Cowgate and tickets can be booked from here.
Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised – Racing Minds/Laughing Horse Free Festival
‘”An hour-long comic play based on audience suggestions – totally different every day of the Fringe. Join us and be a part of a unique comedy experience as unforgettable characters, exciting plot-arcs and hilarious situations slot together before your eyes.”
Running from the 10th – 30th August as part of Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised features some of the UK’s most unique comedic abilities and is a free non-ticketed event.