I This show should be a cracker once they’ve ironed out the kinks. Check out lily Savage, oave Schneider, Gayle Tuesday and more . . . plus the man with the Murphy Richards, leo Bassi

Viva Variety (Fringe) Edinburgh Playhouse (Venue 59) 19 and 24 Aug, 11pm, £12 (£10).

I You won’t believe a man can pass his body through the head oi a tennis racquet - until you see Jim Rose‘s sideshow ireaks. llo stupid, not the big guy with the

tattoos . . .

Jim Rose Circus Sideshow (Fringe) Acropolis (Venue 26) 557 6969, until 3 Sept (not 15, g, 29 Aug, 1 Sept) 10pm,

I ‘Vle’re too sexy tor our hats, too sexy for our hats . . .’ See the Gilbert and George oi slapstick make a pile at the Fringe. Stop Calling Me Vernon (Fringe) The Right Size, Pleasance, until 29 Aug, 12.15am, 31 Aug-3 Sept, 4pm, £5/‘6 (24/5).


Overwhelmed by it all? Famed by the inilnite and unfathomable choice? Relax, worry no more. Slt back with your copy oi The List and know that you are in the capable hands oi our expert team oi reviewers who have been working non-stop around the clock to bring you The list Top Ten ior Week 2 of the Festival:

Shallow Grave World Premiere of scary. fun first feature film by Danny Boyle. guaranteed to be one of the big hits of this year's Film Festival. Set in Edinburgh. filmed in Scotland. proof that good home-grown commercial movies do exist. (See page 72)

John Shuttleworth Ex-security guard turned comic virtuoso. Jilted John in sta-prest slacks. Unique. understated suburban visionary. (See page 35)

Volcano Tough, explosive fusion of dance and words that turns Ibsen on its head.

Alan Davies Rambling. shaggy stand- up hotly tipped in this year's fizzy water stakes. (See page 55)

Wadalko lchiro Drummers Spectacular Japanese BIG drummers. more spontaneous than Kodo plus women players! (See page 63)

Kleslowski Day A rare chance to see the entire trilogy of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski's movies that thematically explore the different elements of the Tricolour: Blue (Liberty): White (Equality) and Red (Fraternity). A definite Don‘t Miss at the Film Fest. (See page 73)

Monet to Matisse Major show of many unseen paintings inspired by the landscape and terrain of France including works by Gaugin. Cezanne. Van Gogh and Renoir. The perfect way to escape the frenzy for an afternoon. (See page 75)

Jean-Pierre Perreault innovative Canadian choreographer who designs his own monumental sets on his first long awaited visit to the Britain. (See page 45)

John Moloney Understated. laid-back London stand-up back at the Fringe after three years with a brilliantly funny new show. Definitely a Fn'nge hot ticket.

A Midsummer illght’s Dream Strictly Ballroom director Baz Luhrmann brings The Australian Opera to Edinburgh for a spectacular production of Benjamin Britten's exploration of love and lust!

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