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Three To See 2013: New musicals

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2013

Forest Boy

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

Timeless The Musical
It’s always a bit difficult to recommend completely new stuff, but when the companies producing that new stuff have proved themselves with their previous offerings, it makes things a little bit easier. It’s a few years now, since we saw it, but we were very taken with Pumphouse’s 2009 offering ‘Scrimshaw’, so we expect their new show to be good. Plus, it appears to be about time travel. And I cannot resist things about time travel.
Paradise in Augustine’s, 20-25 Aug, 3.55pm.

Blood Ties
It’s had a good critical response on the other side of the pond, but I suppose I should warn you from the off that this one contains adult themes and strong language – not so surprising, given it’s about a bachelorette weekend gone wrong – so it’s probably not your average family musical. Though you probably wouldn’t take your kids to a show that’s on at five past nine in the evening anyway, would you?
theSpace @ Venue45, 12-24 Aug, 9.05pm.

Forest Boy (pictured)
Shows from the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland always do well at this Festival, so I can’t help thinking that this joint effort with Noisemaker productions will also be a success. It’s about the boy who, in September 2011, turned up in Berlin claiming to have lived in the forest with his father for five years; interesting subject matter and an award-winning team of creatives behind it.
Assembly George Square, 1-25 Aug (alternate dates), 3.20pm.