I It’s a (Home thing, apparently. Pull the rip- cord and watch the Talking Birds wrestle gravity to the ground. Fishbowl (Fringe) Talking Birds, Theatre Workshop (Venue 20) 226 5425, until 27 Aug, 2.30pm, £5 (£3.50).

I Feel the quality oi those double entendres! You need look no further for innuendo-tilled campery with more tront than Barbara Windsor. Whoops Cinderella (Fringe) Insinuendos Cabaret Club (Venue 66) 556 0499, until 27 Aug, 1pm; 28 Aug—3 Sept, 5pm, £5 (£4).

I Ya wee Ba): Baz Luhnnann transfers Shakespeare’s fairytale comedy to colonial India and creates a sumptuous visual spectacle. Oh, and there’s some singing too. A Midsummer llight’s Dream (Festival) Festival Theatre, 225 5756, until 27 Aug, 7.15pm, 525—244.


Our valiant team or reviewers brings you the hottest top ten that you’ll find in Edinburgh this iestlval:

The Odd Couple Neil Simon's classic comedy performed with clownish brilliance by Gerard Kelly and Craig Ferguson.

The Hour We Knew Nothing oi Each Other Mind blowing spectacle from Luc Bondy. considered to be one of the world‘s leading theatre directors. 400 characters. 33 actors. no dialogue and huge. expansive stage sets. (See page 41)

The Dave Schneider Show Rubber- faced brilliance from the star of BBC

. 2‘s The Day Today an explosive blend

fmimc. slapstick and cerebral humour.

Poor Superman Latest play by Canada‘s hottest writer Brad ‘Human Remains' Fraser. Sexual feeling. sexual dealing and a bit of sexual healing.

Will Durst Very funny two time Perrier finalist from San Francisco who takes plenty big satirical swipes at his native Land of the Free. (See page 4])

Merce Cunningham Dance Company Legend in his own lifetime, genius of modem dance and master of the precise and the unpredictable.

American Music Club Love-lom love notes bought to you courtesy of Mark Eitzel and co. (See page 5 l)

The Playboy or the Western World Communicado‘sjoyous re-working of J. M. Synge‘s tale of love, marriage. power and everything. Loads of simmering passion, Lorca with laughs. (See page 21)

Boothby Grafton King of Pranksters. ex-Comedy Zone host with his first solo show. Lots of visual gags and belly laughs. (See page 45)

Sacred Objects, Sleepless Nights An exhibition of photographs by musician David Byme that confirms his talents as an image maker. Everyday objects seen through a brilliantly eccentric eye. An excellent way to see the new Stills Gallery too. (See page 63)

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