We’re excited to introduce our line-up of comedy, theatre and music for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015.
Our comedy strand comprises: Simon Munnery’s Fylm School, Simon Munnery: And Nothing But and Yve Blake: Lie Collector. Simon Munnery’s Fylm School takes a break from its sell-out monthly Soho Theatre residency for a full Fringe run with top comic names attending daily as they turn their hand to maverick cinema (The Hive, 7.40pm). Simon Munnery: And Nothing But sees the serial innovator Munnery present a brand new, straight, stand-up show (The Stand, 3.30pm). Yve Blake takes the darkest, most troubling and surprising, true confessions of strangers and turns them into bold, showy, musical comedy. Yve Blake: Lie Collector was a smash-hit sell-out show at London’s Vault Festival transferring to the Fringe (Pleasance Dome, 5.20pm).
The two theatre pieces we’re presenting are: A Gambler’s Guide To Dying and So It Goes. A Gambler’s Guide To Dying is Gary McNair’s latest solo piece, premiering at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Made In Scotland showcase. Examining inheritance and addiction, it tells the story of his granddad, who won a small fortune betting on the 1966 World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer in 1997, placed it all on living to see the next century (Traverse Theatre, times vary). So It Goes by theatre company On The Run, returns to the Fringe following last year’s sell-out run and a wildly successful nationwide tour. The word-less wonder plays a limited run as part of the British Council showcase (Underbelly, Aug 24-30, 1.55pm).
Finally we’re presenting – with support from Soho Theatre – the Duchess of Canvey, Diane Chorley. Her late-night musical spectacular with her band, The Buffet, comes to the Fringe following its run at Soho Theatre in June (Underbelly Topside, 10.30pm).
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