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Are you sitting comfortably girls and boys? Good, then I’ll begin . . . Les Enfants Terribles’ award-winning theatrical banquet, The Terrible Infants, is a delirious blend of puppetry, live music, twisted fairy tales and physical theatre, populated by bizarre characters, such as Tumb. the boy who eats his mum, manky Mingus, little Tilly and her terrible tail and poor Thingummyhoy, cursed with .1 litre even his mothm lotgets. Stmytellmg has IH‘Vt‘l been so wnmlmlully din k.

As he prepares to reprise his dazzling performance as a deranged murderer in Barrie Kosky’s adaptation of The Tell-Tale Heart for Edinburgh audiences, actor Martin Niedermair tackles our intense Q&A

5 words to describe The Tell-Tale Heart Hearing. seeing. feeling. revealing, exploring.

4 shows you’re looking forward to seeing in Edinburgh this August

I am afraid I won‘t be able to see four shows so: 'Every'. 'Show', 'l', 'Can'.

3 things you love about Edinburgh in August

The people. the vibe. that there is so much to see. 2 things you hate about Edinburgh in August

Lack of time and that there is so much to see.

1 word to describe performing


I The Tell- Tale Heart, Royal Lyceum Theatre, 4 73

2000, 9 8 70 Aug, 8pm, 7 7 Aug, 2.30pm, lilo-F25.



* The Idiot Colony Terrifying insight into the penal system that branded women ‘moral defectives' for crimes such as homosexuality or having children out of wedlock. See review. page 68. Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 24 Aug (not 72, 79), [38—29 (8650—73750).

* Deep Cut Powerful drama focusing on the quest for justice of Des and Doreen James, whose daughter Cheryl died at Deepcut barracks. See review, page 70. Traverse Theatre, 228 7404, until 24 Aug (not 77 , 18), times vary, 874—276 (7370—27 7). Ill The Aluminum Show Inventive, gripping mix of puppetry, dance, magic and silver stuff. See review, page 76. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 6pm, {MSG—£75.50 (273—874).

* Dybbuk Poland’s TR Warszawa weaves a landmark text and a short story to explore the relationship between the living and the dead. See feature. page 62. King ’8 Theatre, 473 2000, 9—7 7 Aug, 7.30pm, {370—925.

ill Pornography Simon Stephens‘ play. set just before the 7/7 bombings, explores urban alienation with a beautiful blend of optimism and despair. See review, page 78. Traverse Theatre, 228 7404, until 24 Aug (not 17), times vary, {376—878 (£7 7 -£72).

’3 On the Waterfront A triumphant homage to the screen classic, infused with director Steven Berkoff’s trademark anti-naturalistic style. See review. page 72. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug (not 72, 79), 2pm,

lilo—£7 5.

ill The Tailor of lnverness Matthew Zajac spins an affectionate tribute to his father, while exploring how history moulds us. See review, page 72. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 25 (not 77, 78), 2.55pm, 272—873 (270—277).

For venue addresses see index page 96