Edinburgh Fringe: Best of the Week

The first week of Fringe is done and dusted and, as you might expect, there are a few standouts from the crowd. Here are some of our must-see picks. Grab your tickets before it’s too late!

 

Natalie Palimedes

Natalie Palimedes- LAID (comedy, absurdist, clowning)

Part theatre, part clown performance, Laid is as funny as it is unique. Palimedes plays the part of a woman who lays an egg everyday and must decide whether to raise it, or eat it. What ensues in the most ridiculously hilarious hour of theatrical comedy you might see at the Fringe this year.

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Natalie Palimedes; Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), 16:15, £10-12

 

Trainspotting Live (theatre, drama, comedy)

 
When you think of Scotland, you think of Trainspotting. So a trip to the Fringe festival would be incomplete without experiencing this interactive homage to the classic book and film of the same name. At times overwhelming to the senses, Trainspotting is genuine, raw and so immersive, you’ll feel accomplished just for getting out of there alive.

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Trainspotting Live; Venue 150 at EICC (Venue 150), 18:00, 19:45, 21:30,  £10-17.50

 

Hannah Gadsby- Nanette (comedy, stand up, monologue)

 

After winning Best Show at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Comedy at Adelaide Fringe, it’s hard to believe ‘Nanette’ is Gadsby’s swan song. More of a touching monologue about her journey through the comedy scene than a traditional stand up show; you can expect to cry as hard as you laugh.

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Hannah Gadsby- Nanette; Assembly George Square Studios (Venue 17), 15:50, 17:30, 20:00, £11-12

 

Sage Francis and B Dolan present: Tricknology (spoken word, political)

 

Sage Francis and B Dolan bring you spoken word like you’ve never heard before. Hip-Hop beats combine with inspirational messages to bring you a rage-fueled set that will either bring you non-stop Zen or make you want to start a revolution.

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Sage Francis and B Dolan present: Tricknology; New Town Theatre (Venue 7), 18:35, £15