Sunday, 23 July 2017

Four Fringe Fancies

With a plethora of things to see and do throughout the month of August, the Edinburgh Fringe has something for everyone. Celebrating it's 70th year, this festival as ever will have you spoilt for choice with a variety of venues and locations offering top-notch entertainment for you to check out. For all those heading to the our fair capital city next month I thought it may be useful to point out a few shows that may tickle your fancy! 

WHO? Katie MacFarlane (traditional music)

WHAT? Katie is a Gaelic and Scots singer from Airdrie who is greatly influenced by her connections to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. She has had a passion for Gaelic and Scots song all her life and has been a semi-finalist in both BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician and BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award competitions. Accompanied by Chris Gray on piano, Katie's performance ranges from folk and traditional to self-penned songs.

WHEN? 25th of August, 10pm

WHERE? Acoustic Music Centre, Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB


"I love the vibrancy and variety of the Fringe and am so looking forward to bringing to the festival my own interpretations of songs that I enjoy singing along with the soulful piano playing of Chris Gray"- Katie

WHAT ELSE? Katie's Facebook page -

WHO? Bubbles & Martini (music)

WHAT? Featuring Dean Martin hosting one of his many shows introducing his duet partner for the evening, Michael Buble – a man he’s obviously never met before. These Kings of Swing are separated by time, but now with the magic of this theatre show they are brought together in concert.

Performing all the hits from the era of music that's never going to be forgotten along with a few from Bubles present time!

21st-26th August 19:05pm-19:55pm

WHERE? Venue 53, theSpace, Theatre 2, Surgeons’ Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW


"My nan taught me to sing and appreciate this era of music. My aim is to celebrate that music and entertain people the same way I used to entertain her"- Jamie aka Michael Buble

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Twitter page: @BubblesnMartini

WHAT? Jay has been called many things in her life, not all of them have been complimentary and only some of them have been true. Whatever she may be - she's certainly a wee besom - but who said that had to be a bad thing? Fed up trying to conform to society’s endless labels, Jay’s decided to turn her back on the anxiety of expectation and frolic in the fun of failure. This is a show for anyone who has spent too long worrying about what everyone else thinks! A hilarious and uplifting hour that doesn't need your approval! (yes it does…..please come.)

WHEN? 2nd -28th August (Not 14th), 8.30pm

WHERE? Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre, 204 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AZ. 


"Cuddly one sec, cruel the next, this comic will have you open-mouthed in amazement" - The List
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Twitter: @jayjaylaffs 

WHO? Spilt Milk presents Adulting (theatre)

WHAT? “Adulting (verb): To adult. To do something one would expect an adult to do. To behave in the way one would expect you to when you are an adult. Twenty-five. Quarter of a century years old. I am happily engaged, have a down payment on a two-bed and a glamorous job that takes me from country to country. Oh and I have one pet. Aged ten, this is how I saw my future. In reality, I live at home and have yet to find my soulmate. I attempt to bake. I often date. And I sometimes frequent DIY stores. All before another glass of wine. These are the little ways I try to feel like an adult. I know there are pros and cons to being this age, I just haven’t found out what the pros are yet.” Tony’s quarter life crisis included bleaching his hair then shaving his head circa Britney 2007; Grant rescued all his old toys and gave them refuge in his room to prevent Toy Story 3 from happening for real; Jacqueline wanted to join a band, buy a Vespa and move to New Orleans whilst Catherine watched Clueless every day for a month...Spilt Milk juxtapose their ten-year old selves viewpoint with the sometimes depressing reality of what being twenty-five actually involves, in a funny and irreverent exploration of ‘adult’ life.

WHEN? 4-26th August 2017 excluding Sundays. (4-12th 12.55pm, 14-19th 10am and 21-26th 9.10pm) Week 1 and 3 £9 (£7.00) & Week 2 £7.50 (£5.00)

WHERE? Space Triplex, The Prince Philip Building, 19 Hill Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9DP 


"Following on from it's sold out run at the Tron Theatre last year, Spilt Milk's "Adulting" will mark the company's Fringe debut. The show follows all the pleasures and pitfalls of the quarter-life crisis. Interactive elements resonate with a varied audience because at the end of the day we all are, have been or will be adults...sometimes!"


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