200 Fringe shows all at C
18 June 2017
Reporter: David Chadderton
C venues has more than 200 hand-picked shows and events in its programme of theatre, circus, cabaret, musicals, dance, comedy and children’s shows for its 26th year at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Musical premières include "official" Brexit show Brexit the Musical by Chris Bryant from Strong and Stable Productions, Trump’d from Two Thirds Comedy and Cambridge Footlights in which Supreme Dictator Trump finally faces a unified resistance in 2030, The Marriage of Kim K from Leoe & Hyde which re-imagines Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in a topical setting, Colla Voce Theatre’s Buried investigating what transpires when two serial killers meet through online dating, The Poltergeist of Cock Lane investigating the only time in legal history that a man was charged with murder based on evidence given by a ghost, Monkey Dance: The Rockapella Musical combining a cappella, beatboxing and martial arts and the return of Climar Productions’ Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story.
Non-musical theatre includes Charlie Dupré’s new play Macblair, which chronicles what happens when an aspiring politician meets three weird hacks on a stairwell, Bin Laden: the One Man show, Teamwork Arts' celebration of India’s 70th anniversary of independence with The Offering, Christopher Eldon-Lee’s Ursula, Queen of the Jungle celebrating the unlikely true story of the UK’s only WW2 combatant female officer and her exploits with the head-hunting tribesmen of Nagaland, Little Boy from My Complex and Looking for Mummy: Nazanin’s Story highlighting the lengths people will go to for family.
The cast of the 26th Shakespeare for Breakfast will also offer Dickens for Dinner, plus there will be Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest and Shakespeare for Kids: Toil and Trouble. There will also be a season of new and traditional work from Korea, an Australian programme of new work and new theatre from up-and-coming UK companies including Dear Hunter Theatre’s The Iconoclasts, Fridge Magnet’s The Voyage of the Easy Sisters and Pinched’s Indie as F*ck.
The dance, physical theatre and circus programme includes JSLN Dance (Germany) with Virtuosity, Don Gnu (Denmark) with A Snowball’s Chance in Hell and Martin Kent (Spain) with Slipstick. From Switzerland, Vanessa Cook Dance’s Creature provides a free-fall experience for performers and audience. Kallo Collective (Finland) performs Helga – Life of Diva Extraordinaire and Rogue Play’s Taking Flight is outdoor immersive aerial theatre for the visually-impaired.
The C venues Edinburgh Fringe programme runs from 28 July to 28 August 2017.