Here it comes ready or not: Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world’s largest festival dedicated to the performing arts! For the hottest up-and-coming and cutting edge theater, dance, improv, music and – of course – live comedy, Edinburgh is the only place to be every August!
Looking for tips on how best to get fired up for Fringe? Take a peek at this previously published and especially handy CheapOair blog post. Keen to find out what promises to stand out from the hundreds of shows and acts set to hit Edinburgh in a few weeks’ time? Here are five of the more fascinating listings from the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe website:
Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge, 1 Royal Circus, EH3 6TL
Explore the folklore and magical properties linked with common cocktail ingredients, with special guest herbs, infusions, syrups and recipes from the most influential occultist of all time, Aleister Crowley. Part of the Hendrick’s Gin Carnival of Knowledge. Tickets include one cocktail.
The Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street, EH1 1TG
The Fringe Schools Poster Competition is one of the longest-running arts outreach projects in Scotland, and this year’s competition saw more than 5,000 young artists create posters capturing what the Fringe means to them.
Udderbelly, Bristo Square, EH8 9AL
The outrageous, larger-than-life, operatic star Le Gateau Chocolat returns to Edinburgh to unleash his latest lycra-clad extravaganza!
Assembly George Square, George Square, EH8 9LH
Join American comedy veteran Rich Hall and his pals for this acclaimed late night comedy/music extravaganza.
Pleasance Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL
Fringe First winners Sell A Door and Greenwich Theatre return with an original musical about the turbulent life of Kenneth Grahame, author of the Wind in the Willows.
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