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Three To See 2011: Tried and tested musicals

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

Improvised Musical

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three tried and tested musicals that are taking to the stage at Edinburgh Fringe 2011.

Fresher The Musical
This is probably one of the most tried and tested Fringe shows of the year, given its enormous success at last year’s festival – it won the Best New Musical Award – and the fact that it’s been touring the UK since then. I suspect you’ll need to book ahead.
Pleasance Dome, 3 – 29 Aug, 3.50pm (5.00pm), £9.50 – £12.00, fpp225.

Homemade Fusion
‘Homemade Fusion’ itself could probably be regarded as tried and tested, given the successful partnership of the song cycle’s writers Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. But the main reason I chose this is because it’s from In Short Productions, who impressed us so much last year with their production of of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s ‘Edges’, that we gave them an award. So there you go.
C soco, 3 – 29 Aug, 8.30pm (9.25pm), £7.50 – £10.50, fpp226.

The Improvised Musical (pictured)
Improv is a very popular thing at the Fringe; it wasn’t always, but now it’s an epidemic, and standing out from the basic Whose-Line style formats are the musical improv shows. There’s at least one improv musical show with a higher profile than this one, but our reviewer really enjoyed the show these chaps put on last year. Of course, you can never completely guarantee a good show with improv, but I think this one is fairly safe bet.
C, 3 – 29 Aug, 6.00pm (7.00pm), £7.50 – £11.50, fpp226.