THE LISTIES MAKE YOU LOL The Listies and Don’t Be Lonely Pleasance Courtyard, Sat 5–Sun 20 Aug, 12.30pm, £7.50–£9.50 (£8.50–£6.50). Previews Wed 2–Fri 4 Aug, £6.50. Hilarious, messy and decidedly insane, Australia’s most sought after kidult comedians return to Edinburgh with a new show after their 2016 sell- out, The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D). Expect disgusting underpants, toilet paper guns and a whole heap of acronyms to do with laughing – ROFLSHABOWCO anyone?
ME AND MY BEE ThisEgg and the Pleasance Pleasance Courtyard, Sat 5–Mon 28 Aug (not 15), 11.45am, £7.50–£10 (£6–£8.50). Previews, Wed 2–Fri 4 Aug, £6. Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Multi award- winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time. A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed for change, join the Bee Party . . . before it’s too late. ROALD DAHL’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE Professor Tom Solomon Pleasance Courtyard, Wed 16–Wed 23 Aug, 11am, £7–£9 (£6–£8). Join Roald Dahl’s doctor, Professor Tom Solomon, for a fascinating trip into the whoopsey-splunkers world of Dahl’s amazing medical inventions. Prof Solomon explains how our bodies work – and how we can i x them when they go wrong – through the wonderful world of Dahl’s stories. Perfect for fans of George’s Marvellous Medicine and Dahl’s quirky humour.
SMALL LACES Poco Town Kids Pleasance Courtyard, Fri 4–Sun 27 Aug (not 14, 21), 12.45pm, £7.50–£10 (£6.50–£9). Previews, Wed 2–Fri 4 Aug, £6. A mini pop concert for mini humans. Small Laces is a brand new kid’s band made up of musical comedians, playing the guitar, keyboard, ukulele and cajon. They’ll be singing a host of new tunes from a child’s point of view, about everything from seeing your teacher in the supermarket to the gender-labelling of the colour pink. Fronted by Lorna Shaw (The Midnight Beast, Newsjack).
SUMMERHALL JIHAN’S SMILE Al-Harah Summerhall, Fri 4–Sun 13 Aug (not 7), 10.15am, £12 (£10). Previews Wed 2 & Thu 3 Aug, £8. Performed in Arabic with English surtitles. Jihan is an ordinary child who woke up one day to discover that she had lost her smile. The sun set, the moon disappeared, everything lost its colour, cold spread
Jihan’s Smile Summerhall
Small Laces Pleasance Courtyard
throughout the town and the people got sick. Everyone is waiting for Jihan’s smile to come back. Al-Harah is based in the West Bank in Palestine and is one of the region’s longest-running theatre companies. Based on a play by Karim Alrawi, former director of Theatre Royal Stratford East. A STRANGE NEW SPACE Tessa Bide Summerhall, Fri 4–Sun 27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 10.45am, £8 (£6). Previews Wed 2 & Thu 3 Aug, £5. Amira dreams of becoming an astronaut – then one day, she has to pack her bag for the
intergalactic trip that she’s been waiting for . . . A Strange New Space is an imaginary voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real life journey as a refugee. This is a non-verbal, physical show for the whole family using puppetry and original music, from the creator of 2015’s hit kids show The Tap Dancing Mermaid. Recommended for ages 4+ but all ages welcome. NOTHING Teater V Summerhall, Wed 2–Sun 27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21, 22), 9.50am, £10 (£8). The critically acclaimed stage version of Janne Teller’s award-winning, existential young adult novel about 13-year-old Pierre-Anthon who one day declares that there is no meaning to life. From Copenhagen’s Teater V.
ALADDIN Burklyn Ballet Theatre ZOO Southside, Fri 11–Sat 19 Aug, 11am, £10 (£8). Experience the tale of Aladdin and his lamp, told through ballet in just one hour. Vermont-based Burklyn Ballet Theatre have been travelling to the Edinburgh Fringe since 1995, giving young dancers a chance to explore the world’s largest arts festival for nine days every summer.
62 PLEASANCE, SUMMERHALL & ZOO BROCHURE Festival 17 62 PLEASANCE, SUMMERHALL & ZOO BROCHURE Festival 17 62 626262 262 62662 PLEPLEPLEPLEPLEPLEPLEPLEEEEELEASAASAASAASAASAASAASAASASAASASASASASANCENCENCENCENCENCEENCECENCECENCNCENCN , S, S, S, SS, S, S, S, SSUMMUMMUMMUMMUMMUMMUMMUMUMMUMMMMERHERHERHERHERHHERHERHHERHRRHERHHALLALLALLALLALLALLALLAALLALLA L & & &&& &&& ZZZZZZZZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BRBRBRBRBRBRBRBRBBROCHOCHOCHOCHOCHOCHO HOCHO UREUREUREUREURUREUREUREUREUU FesFesFesFeFesFeFeFesFesFeFessFe tivtivtivtivtivtivtivtivtivtivt val al al aalala 17171771717777