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Three To See 2013: Musical classics

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2013


Here they are, some musical tips for Edinburgh Festival 2013 from ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses.

‘Rent’ is a show that’s been done at the Fringe a thousand times (or maybe not – perhaps it’s only a few, and I’m imagining it) and it’s not something I’d often think to add to my critical picks. But this production is from a youth theatre company you can trust to do things well. We saw two of their shows at Ed 2012, and they both got very good reviews.
Broughton High School, 8-9 Aug, 2.00pm & 6.30pm.

Little Shop Of Horrors
Stage By Stage are another young theatre group that you can trust to make a good fist of your classic musicals, and they’ve been doing just that for quite some time. And who could resist ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’? Go on, feed me, Seymour.
Sweet Grassmarket, 20-25 Aug (not 22), 3.05pm.

Beulah (pictured)
Okay, Okay. This isn’t really what you’d call a classic, because it was a new musical at the Fringe last year. But it’s an honorary classic, because it’s extremely good, and it’s back for a second go this year. This folk musical inspired by William Blake, Sigur Ros and Bellowhead impressed our reviewer so much she gave it a five star review and called it a “beautiful secret”. Go and find out what’s so beautiful for yourself.
C, 14-26 Aug, 1.40pm.