Fringe Update – 10th August

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The 2011 Edinburgh Fringe is well underway and we have been very busy helping all the acts who are appearing at our two performance spaces in the hotel.  To give you an idea of the scale, there are over 40 different groups who will appear at the hotel during the Fringe and we will be featuring lots of them here on the blog.

Absolute Improv

Laugh your socks off at this hilarious improv! A fast-paced show that will have you rolling in the aisles and coming back for more. Returning from last year’s successful show ‘Improv Wins’, these trained international improvisers create hilarious sketches based on audience suggestions. Arrive ready to shout out odd ideas only to see them transformed into fabulous scenes that will give your funny bone a workout! Audiences of all ages welcome.

To Be Continued… is a 7-piece improvisational comedy troupe based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They perform short- and long-form style improv locally and all around Scotland.   A recent review by Edinburgh Spotlight said..

‘Had me laughing uncontrollably’

To be continued are playing the Space on the Mile from 5th August until 27th, you can find out more and buy tickets by visiting the official Fringe website. (every show has been sold out so far so best be quick)

The Judge of Harbor County

This is one of the most intriguing shows we’ve come across, in a project that develops over the coming months from stage to screen Nightpiece Media present their fourth independent feature film in it’s original incarnation as a theatrical production.

Helena, Texas, 1861. Self-proclaimed toughest town on earth. As a hurricane looms and a hunted family seek refuge, feared Marshall James Jennings finds the past and present catching up with him.  Click on the flyer to have a look at the teaser video.

The show only runs for two nights at the Space on the Mile, 12th – 13th August and tickets can be bought online from the Fringe website.

Dead Dad Dog by John McKay

The final show in this update is Dead Dad Dog, brought to Edinburgh by the Quids In Theatre Company.  It is the 1980s. Young Alexander Dundee eagerly awaits the job interview to change his life.  Little did he expect the appearance of his long dead father Wullie.

Eck must decide what to do with the ghost, when they discover they physically can’t be further than a few feet apart without painful consequences.  What follows is a comic nightmare as Eck tries to survive the day with his father in tow.

Dead Dad Dog runs from 5th – 13th August and you can find more information from the fringe website.

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