LIGHTS OVER TESCO CAR PARK
Presented in association with The North Wall, supported by New Diorama Theatre and The Yard, this piece has already picked up a 2018 Samuel French New Play Award and is sure to be a hit at the Fringe. The blurb makes for fascinating reading: “Robert reported lights over the Tesco car park. Then he told us an alien was coming to stay in his spare room. With the help of some historical abduction stories, a latex alien mask and a bucket of flying saucers, we're working out whether to believe him. Maybe this is a good place to believe him? A docu-comedy for the post-truth age.” Plus with praise including “'Makes me want to see it again and again' ***** (EdFringeReview.com) and "Expertly inventive... wonderful" (Sunday Times) it's not one to be missed.
Venue: Pleasance Dome, JackDome
Time: 10.50 (1 hr)
Dates: Aug 3-14, 16-21, 23-27
Spaces discusses boundaries and the obstacles that affect our relationships, with a focus on friendships, romantic relationships and familial bonds. The show aims to explore how boundaries affect the ways in which we interact with each other, the questions we ask, the things we choose to hold back, and the things we lay bare, leading to a dynamic, emotional and important stage performance which asks difficult questions of modern society. Spaces will explore how race, religion, mental health and sexuality affect and form these boundaries, and how we respond to and navigate them in the political minefield that is 2018. With a fantastic team behind it, Spaces is sure to be challenging, thought provoking and well worth a watch.
Venue: Sweet Grassmarket 2 (Venue 18)
Time: 14.25 (55 mins)
Dates: Aug 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26
Indigo favourites Zac Peel and Patrick Macpherson take on the fringe with their side-splittingly funny five-star sketch comedy, Camels after four sell-out shows in London. Their show has been described as 'truly hilarious' (Everything-Theatre.co.uk) and 'so funny it feels like a work out... just great comedy' (Savage). With a unique mix of observation and invention, the duo run you through slick, seamless sketches for a non-stop hour of entertainment. These 'comedic talents that should be watched for the future' (SpyInTheStalls.com) present their hysterical brand of witty and wonderful comedy and we know you’ll love it.
Venue: Underbelly, Bristo Square - Friesian (Venue 302)
Time: 13.00 (1 hr)
Dates: Aug 3-12, 14-27
THE C BOMB
New writing from Oxford University sees philosophy student Chloe discovers she has chlamydia and, in the interest of economising, decides to throw a party to announce the news to all of her ex-lovers. Meanwhile her roommate Kat has a problem, and it isn’t just that she’s missing the new episode of Midsomer Murders... Winner of Best New Play at OUDS New Writing Festival, and after selling out its Oxford run, was described by reviewers as 'a masterpiece' (OxfordStudent.com) and 'new writing at its very best' (Cherwell.org). Topical, optimistic, and taboo-breaking, The C Bomb will make you laugh, think, then go to the clinic.
Venue: Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Ivy Studio (Venue 236)
Time: 19.35 (50 mins)
Dates: Aug 3-11
Fresh from a sell-out Indigo preview in London, Manhunt charts best friends Emm and Leo who are incredibly lonely and distressingly available. Join this Cambridge Footlights double act for an hour of sketches and desperation as they search for the perfect man. Meet extravagant characters, navigate the pitfalls of modern dating and experience 'the highest standard of new comedy' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Venue: Underbelly, Bristo Square - Freisian (Venue 302)
Time: 15.40 (1 hr)
Dates: Aug 3-12, 14-27
WILL HALL: NETFLIX AND WILL
We find Cambridge Footlight grad Will Hall utterly hilarious, so his first Edinborough solo stand up show is a must see. And as Will explains, at 22 he found his first grey hair: this is his story. Expect observations and jokes about love, life, and an elderly Spanish tourist called Felipe. 'The highest standard of new comedy... an upcoming to the likes of Mitchell and Webb' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com) and ‘phenomenally funny' (TheBubble.org).
Venue: Just the Tonic at The Caves - Just the Spare Room (Venue 88)
Time: 14.15 (45 mins)
Dates: Aug 3-12, 14-26