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Three early starts

By | Published on Monday 7 August 2023

Three shows with early start times being staged at Edinburgh Festival 2023…

When It Rains | Greenside @ Nicolson Square | until 12 Aug
Thinking about it, I’m not sure I’ve ever done an ‘early starts’ set of tips before and yet it seems like such an obvious thing to do, given how many avid Fringe-goers are looking for shows at atypical times in order to squeeze as many events into their day as possible. First up is ‘When It Rains’, a “thrilling and humorous exploration of 21st-century masculinity”. Info and tickets here

Who Killed My Father | Summerhall | 22-27 Aug
And some more morning theatre for you now, this time ‘Who Killed My Father’ over at Summerhall, which is based on a book by Edouard Louis: “Growing up gay in a small town in France, Édouard endured the violence and homophobia of his alcoholic, right-wing father, a factory worker. Now, Édouard confronts his father, uncovering a startling connection between political decisions and his father’s broken body”. Info and tickets here.  

PLEASE LEAVE (A Message) | Underbelly, Cowgate | until 24 Aug (pictured)
Now for something that sounds a little experimental, not least because it’s got “devised, experimental” as its sub-genres in the Fringe Programme. And actually, it also sounds rather compelling, as the show attempts to “articulate a danger 10,000 years into the future”, addressing the climate crisis through karaoke and personal memories. And the company behind this have a great name, check it out. Click here for info and tickets.