I There’s ilorway we’ll be having ‘horny’ jokes on this page, thank you. ilorse will we tolerate any mention of Ann Bryson’s role as the Philadelphia cheese girl. ‘Chives’ . . . oops, sorry. Acing Sonya (Fringe) Assembly Rooms (Venue 3) 226 2428, 12 Aug—3 Sept, 8pm. £7/8 (£7.50).

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I Keep that, keep that body strong! nave Cohen makes a physical jerk of himself in his new muscle-pullin’, tendon- twangin’, ligament- lengthenin’ one-man show. Fit (Fringe) Gilded Balloon ll (Venue 51) 225 6520, 12 Aug—3 Sept, 12.30pm, £5 (£3).

I Shovel oft! Peepolykus are up to their necks In it but still the show must go on. No Man’s land (Fringe) St Bride’s Centre (Venue 82) 345 1405, 15—27 Aug, 2pm, £5 (£3).


Our ace team at seasoned festival rprevlewers choose ten of the best festival happenings that you can’t afford to miss this year:

Seven Streams of the River Ota The world premiere of Robert Lepage’s new multi-layered production that puts a unique spin on the impact of Hiroshima on the twentieth century. (Page 8)

Phil Kay Our favourite corkscrew curled joker with a surreal line in toilet humour, audience participation and Pop-Tarts. (Page 39)

Merlin Wlerszalln Creators of the 1993 festival hit Roll-a-Pea return from Poland with a dazzling show that combines the Arthurian legends and Catholic ritual with the fall ofthe Berlin Wall. (Page 39)

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Australian hit-movie about three drag queens on a bus-ride from hell across the outback opens the Drambuie Edinburgh Film and promises to show you Terence Stamp like you’ve never seen never before. (Page 10)

The Romantic Spirit in German Art 1790-1990 Escape the festival frenzy and take a wander through one of the finest exhibitions of the year including works by Kandinsky. Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Beuys. (Page 73)

Mike Scott Ex-Waterboy and sometime folkie back in rocking mood for one night at The Acropolis. (Page 14)

Countess Yvette Bozsik Compegnle Avant-garde dance meets Hungarian vampires in the new show from a Demarco favourite. guaranteed to be a Fringe hot ticket.

Frank Skinner Dead normal. West Brom supporting, stand-up currently surfing on the crest of a burgeoning TV career. (Page 5)

Miami Clty Ballet Dancers swinging their unfeasibly long legs in your direction with a sinful show full of abstract ballet from the city of vice. (Page 12)

House of Wax 3-D screening of Andre de Toth's classic and wonderful movie starring Vincent Price. The wild de Toth will be in town for the screening and 3-D glasses supplied courtesy of the film fest. (Page 70)

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