TOP 20 The number of acts performing at this year’s Festival might seem a trifle overwhelming, so here’s a round-up of 20 unmissable shows
Lady Rizo: Multiplied Multi-award winning cabaret star Lady Rizo is back with more rejigged pop songs and classic originals. See feature, page 10. Assembly Checkpoint, until 28 Aug (not 22). The Story of Mr B A brave, tragic and compassionate puppet show from Shake Shake Theatre. See review, page 63. Institut Français d’Ecosse, until 28 Aug (not 22).
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Christeene: Trigger A fusion of punk, gender politics, sex and cabaret from the ultimate purveyor of fantasy and filth, Christeene is back at the Fringe for the first time since 2014’s The Christeene Machine. Christeene’s new show, Trigger, flirts with hip hop and throws a mess of musical theatre into the mix too. See feature, page 17. Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug (not 22). Kieran Hodgson: Maestro He was nominated for Best Show last year; Hodgson’s latest hour is centred around that time he wrote a symphony. See review, page 46. Voodoo Rooms, until 28 Aug.
Fern Brady: Male Comedienne After the success of last year’s People are Idiots, Brady looks at gender, class and Catholicism. The Stand Comedy Club 2, until 28 Aug.
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Unbound: Vic Galloway & Friends Vic Galloway helps Story Shop celebrate its 10th birthday with Tom Lanoye, Anneliese Verbeke and music from Adam Stafford and Khartoum Heroes in the last Unbound of August. Charlotte Square Gardens, 29 Aug. Local Heroes: Scottish Design at Edinburgh Airport This playful exhibition of Scottish design features work by nine contemporary creators based in Scotland. See feature, page 14. East Terminal Plaza, Edinburgh Airport, until 31 Aug.
Counting Sheep A 15-piece guerrilla folk-punk band leads a call to arms as they tell the story of events that changed the course of Ukraine’s history. See feature, page 20. Summerhall @ The King’s Hall, until 28 Aug (not 22).
4 THE LIST FESTIVAL 18–29 Aug 2016