WEDNESDAY 16th AUGUST 2017
Pleasance One, Venue 33 - map
Aaron Calvert: Awaken
Cabaret and Variety (magic, cabaret)
'Jaw-dropping entertainment from a modern day wizard' ***** (Telegraph). Following a sensational 2016 sell-out debut, Aaron Calvert returns with more astounding mind reading and fascinating hypnotic feats in his brand-new show Awaken. 'A talented showman that will leave you baffled' ***** (Daily Mail). Aaron’s mastery in mind control, hypnosis and psychology, combined with his background as a doctor makes this show a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat experience. 'The master of psychology in a jaw-dropping spectacle' ***** (TheUpcoming.co.uk). An afternoon of mind reading, hypnosis and magic. It's time to Awaken your hidden powers.
Trevor Lock's Community Circle
The no-two-shows-the-same, expectation defying Fringe classic that never actually starts... continues... exactly as before. Warning: this show contains nothing. 'The most fun you can have without taking your clothes off' ***** (Mirror). 'A show like no other' (Scotsman). 'Utterly improbable, absolutely entertaining' (Independent).
Three Colours Guitar
Three Colours Guitar’s exciting new music show blends jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle. Edinburgh Fringe veteran classical/percussive guitarist Declan Zapala joins forces this year with fellow guitarists John Wheatcroft (Gypsy jazz), and Matt Buchanan (Celtic fingerstyle) to bring you an exciting music show journeying through an eclectic range of styles and musical epochs. With music by Pat Metheny and Django Reinhardt, as well as original music by members of TGC, this is a show for all music lovers. ***** (ThreeWeeks). ***** (EdinburghGuide.com). ***** (Guitar Techniques).
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, dance)
The boys from the 2015 smash Bromance are back in this red-hot, five-star circus show… and they've brought friends! The game is on – tricking, tumbling, flying and catching are challenges and opportunities for individual bids for recognition and winning. The UK's hottest circus company, Barely Methodical Troupe, are at the forefront of a new kind of physical performance, creating highly entertaining shows that mix the showstopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre. 'Hilarious' (Guardian). 'Breathtaking' (Evening Standard).
Theatre (new writing, storytelling)
Replay. When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officer finds herself on the street where her brother once lived, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. Replay is an intimate, funny and moving new monologue, written by Nicola Wren (501 Things I Do in My Bedroom) and brought to you by Edinburgh Fringe favourites DugOut Theatre (Swansong, The Sunset Five and Inheritance Blues).
Jo Caulfield: Older. Wiser. Smarter. Meaner.
Award-winning comedian. Razor-sharp. Scandalous. Hilarious. Sarcastic. Opinionated. Mouthy. Filthy. Wine connoisseur. Happy drunk. Con artist. Fabricator. Featured on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, John Bishop Show. 'One of Britain’s smartest comics' ***** (Scotsman). 'Jo Caulfield is everything the comedy Fringe is about' ***** (Herald). 'Jokes and observations so well crafted she makes the whole endeavour seem effortless' ***** (SGFringe.com). 'The very best hour of comedy I've seen at the Fringe this year' ***** (FifeToday.co.uk). 'Guaranteed hour of entertaining comedy’ ***** (One4Review.co.uk). Some people are obviously easily pleased!
ONE: The Man Chosen by the Spirit of the Japanese Drum Vol 2
Powerful like a dragon, supple like a dancer. Some of you may remember this impressive Japanese drum player at Fringe 2016. He was also invited to play in the showcase of Global Beats on BBC World Service and fascinated the audience. He is back to the Fringe with his punched-up masterpiece. This will wake your soul.
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'
3rd-25th Aug 2019
(not 15th, 22nd)