FRIDAY 18th AUGUST 2017
Pleasance One, Venue 33 - map
Mikelangelo: Cave - Waits - Cohen
Acclaimed crooner Mikelangelo (Black Sea Gentlemen, La Clique) takes on three great poets of rock'n'roll: Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, in a show filled with beauty, power and humour. From the Sydney Opera House to London's West End, Mikelangelo is one of Australia's rising stars. Cave, Waits and Cohen stole his heart and soul as a young man, and now he delivers a stirring homage to these men who set him on his musical path. This is a triumphant solo show from an immense talent. 'Divine!' ***** (Scotsman). 'Spine tingling.. commanding' (Mercury).
Comedy (interactive, absurdist)
Winner (People's Champion) Amused Moose Comedy Award, '16 Edinburgh Fringe. 'One of the most exhilarating and insane nights of comedy I've ever experienced' ***** (Sydney Morning Herald). 'I won't be missing another of his shows ever again. I'm a convert - and if you get a chance to catch this brilliant show, you will be too' ****½ (Herald Sun[/i). Intense. Funny. Spade. Character. Interactive. Comedy. Australian. Thank you. Hullo and thank you for taking the time to read this e-website descriptionette of my show programme. I have one question for you: 'Is this your card?'
Police Cops in Space
Comedy (theatre, devised)
Fresh from sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, globally acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy trio The Pretend Men are back in town! Evil corporation FutureTech have taken over the galaxy. On a distant planet, illegal human Jack O'Connell teams up with cocky fighter pilot Ranger and his trusty cyborg C9. Together, they embark on an action packed adventure across the galaxy on a mission to find Earth, uncover the mystic legend of the Police Cops and overthrow FutureTech. Winner of the Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2015.
Theatre (drama, new writing)
Seanmhair (feminine, Scots Gaelic): grandmother. Pronunciation: shen-a-var. A chance meeting between two children on the streets of Edinburgh unleashes a terrible reckoning, leaving Jenny and Tommy forever bound together by blood and fate. Brutal and beautiful, Hywel John's remarkable new play glimmers and cuts like a jewel, fusing raw epic romance with guttural urban poetry to tell the story of a secret generational legacy of love, violence and fury. Hywel John is the Welsh writer of Pieces: **** (Guardian) and Rose **** (Telegraph, Times and Evening Standard).
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (theatre, music)
Protein presents a thought-provoking yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain through dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the performers’ personal experiences. Border Tales looks at post-Brexit Britain seen through the eyes of an international cast and gazes satirically on stereotypical thinking about migrant outsiders and bigoted homelanders. 'Excellently performed... Border Tales is a big, brave, cacophonous attempt to show what it means to live in multicultural Britain today' (Guardian). 'Protein shares with us stories and scenarios that make us laugh, cringe and reflect' (Londondance.com). Commissioned by: Bath Dance, ICIA Bath, DanceEast, DanceXchange, Dance Manchester, The Place.
Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish
Comedy (stand-up, solo show)
Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand-up. Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show. As seen on blah blah and blah, and heard on various funny radio shows.
The Lulu Show: Life on the Never-Never
Cabaret and Variety (comedy, jazz)
A witty, sexy cabaret on shoes, finance and other perversities. Norwegian multi award-winning actress and singer Hilde Louise is Lulu. Accompanied by her swinging jazz trio, she undresses the pleasure of spending money we don't really have and how the bank becomes your pimp, revealing the secret suicide pact of the financial industry. The ultimate guilty pleasures we don't want to talk about. Coming from one of the richest countries in the world, Lulu gives a masterclass on how to go bankrupt with style.
Mervyn has been in the entertainment industry since 1974. He started in theatre where he acted, wrote scripts, songs, and directed for around 14 years. In the 1980s, he became the 'regular topical song bloke' on the BBC TV's first ever daytime show, 'Open Air', fronted by a thin Irishman called Eamonn Holmes. Over the years he has performed weekly topical songs on many TV current affairs programmes and more of the same on radio. In the late 1980s, Merv took his comedy songs onto the Comedy Circuit and then touring theatres. Merv's first Edinburgh Fringe was in 1986 and he has been every year since. He started his 'Pick of the Fringe' in 1992 and he has hosted it ever since. More at About Mervyn.
Pleasance One photos
"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent"
'It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe'
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