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Three To See 2013: Because I felt like it

By | Published on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Oldest Man Catford

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends theatre shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

The Oldest Man In Catford (pictured)
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. And you know, you may be just a little bit right about that. Yes, I was attracted to this play because I used to live in Catford. But then I read the blurb and it sounded very interesting, so I’m not being quite as whimsical as you thought; a 106 year old man – with strange and terrible secrets – and his great great granddaughter, embark on a gently comic journey into the centenarian’s past. What’s more, it’s from Quidem Productions, who last year brought you the critically acclaimed ‘Dust’.
New Town Theatre, 1-25 Aug, 2.30pm.

Banksy: The Room In The Elephant
I suspect theatre-goers will be attracted to this show in droves, because it sounds fascinating. It’s based on true events: to make a point about homelessness, Banksy drew an Elephant on a disused water tank in Los Angeles that a man had been living in for years; and of course the tank, having been transformed into a work of art, was taken away, thus leaving the man homeless. This show is about that. It sounds very interesting. And, celeb seekers, it stars EastEnders type Gary Beadle, aka Paul Trueman.
Pleasance Courtyard, 31 Jul – 26 Aug (not 13, 19), 1.00pm.

Sh!t Theatre’s JSA (Job Seekers Anonymous 2013)
Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit have won acclaim for their quirky performances and WhatsOnStage have ear-marked this show as a “cracking showcase” for the duo’s considerable talent. For physical theatre combined with topical satire, look no further.
Gryphon Venues at The Point Hotel, 2-25 Aug (not 6, 7, 8, 9), 1.30pm.