WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST 2019
Pleasance One, Venue 33 - map
The Tina Turner Story
Journey through the life and music of this phenomenal record-breaking superstar – the world’s only artist to have US top 40 hits in every decade since the 60s! Featuring hit artist Cleopatra Higgins, as seen in West End hit show Thriller Live, 90s chart-topping band Cleopatra (Comin' Atcha) and the finals of The Voice supported by will.i.am who described her as 'an amazing artist'. Includes hits Proud Mary, Simply the Best, We Don’t Need Another Hero and many more. 'She’s on fire' (Tom Jones).
Troy Hawke: Tiles of the Unexpected!
Following a sell-out run in 2018 in which he exposed bingo as the deadliest sport in the country, the empty Marxist promise of Poundland's false advertising and Aldi being responsible for Princess Diana, 1930s throwback comedic investigator Troy Hawke returns, applying his scrabble mentalism to Kanye West, xenophobia and the ugly truth of IKEA's link to the CIA. 'Clever, clean, hilarious' ***** (FringeFeed.com.au). 'Near perfection... character comedy at it's best' ***** (TheNewCurrent.co.uk). Perth Fringe World 2019 Best Comedy nominee, Perth Fringe World 2019 Weekly Comedy Award winner.
I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical
Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, comedy)
Boasting a West End Wilma Award, a Broadway World Award nomination and a raft of five-star reviews for its recent London run, this comedic musical revue reveals everything you could want to know about being a musical theatre performer... if only there were any who'd admit it. Covering the journey from wide-eyed drama student to brattish diva, or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or never-was), this show lifts the lid on awful auditions, debilitating dance routines, mid-performance mishaps, and backstage backstabbing – plus those magical moments that make it all worthwhile.
Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)
Theatre (comedy, dance)
Comic dance-theatre conceived and performed by Yukon born ‘Intrepid’ Jen. This is the story of Jen’s life and survival in the remote wilds of the Yukon Territory, Northern Canada... and her ultimate escape. A boisterously laugh-out-loud, cabaret-style survival guide to an unbelievably mad life in the frozen north, home to the coldest temperature ever recorded in North America, where tossing chainsaws is entertainment. Dark, fearless, original and bizarre, you’ll laugh, holler, quaff very questionable cocktails and learn to be Bear Aware. And it’s all (mostly) true... **** (List).
If This Is Normal
Theatre (new writing)
Growing up in Kilburn, siblings Madani, Maryam and school mate Alex hit it off from the moment they meet. 10 years later, playful chats about ninja turtles and bobble pens have been kicked out by teen opinions powered by podcasts, porn and politics. Still, best friends can talk about anything. So why are there suddenly so many unspoken thoughts between the three? A new play from the team behind last year's critically acclaimed show Lost in Thought (**** Scotsman) about teenagers crashing into the modern world.
Neil Delamere: End of Watch
Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC's The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The News Quiz, Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show. Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated. 'You'll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman). 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald).
Divet Show: The Greatest Divas
Divet Show will bring glitter, glamour, fun and over 30 world-class stars like Adele, Whitney, Celine, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Freddie Mercury, Cher... all impersonated by one man, Marko Vainio, accompanied by his drag dancers! Marko Vainio is an award-winning impersonator and has been on the road for over 15 years, doing over 2000 shows already. Recently the show was on a sold-out tour in the biggest cities in Finland. He has also performed in Denmark, Czech Republic, Spain and Turkey. Join him live for an evening you won't forget!
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
'It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe'
3rd-25th Aug 2019
(not 15th, 22nd)