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Three One Person Shows

By | Published on Wednesday 3 August 2022

Three one person shows at Edinburgh Festival 2022…

Far Gone | Zoo Southside | 5-20 Aug
We love one person shows here at ThreeWeeks, because of the intimacy and immediacy of them, and also because we are accustomed to seeing so many of them at the Fringe. That being the case, it makes absolute sense to shine a light on them, and we will start with ‘Far Gone’ at Zoo Southside. It’s a Roots Mbili Theatre and Sheffield Theatres co-production set in Northern Uganda and tells a compelling story. “When Okumu’s village is attacked by the Lord’s Resistance Army, he and his brother’s lives are changed forever. ‘Far Gone’ is a profoundly moving story of a young boy’s journey from childhood innocence to child soldier”. Expect to be moved. Click here for info and tickets.

A Matter Of Time | C cubed | 3-28 Aug (pictured)
And on to C cubed and a rather different sort of solo show courtesy of the talented Anjali Singh. This one really called out to me on account of the fact that it’s an investigation into the nature of time – Why does time often feel so oppressive? And did it always have to be this way? – and honestly, these are the sort of questions that genuinely keep me awake at night. It’s described as “part cabaret show and part heart-rending personal quest to come to terms with a world in which the clock is always ticking”, and it features songs, historical facts, ‘Hamilton’ references and silliness, all of which sounds very good to us. Click here for info and tickets.

The Ballad Of Mulan | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 3-28 Aug
Yes, I will confess that ‘Mulan’ is one of my favourite Disney films and that perhaps that does play a part in my decision to choose this particular show. But also, I will point out, I knew about the original story of Mulan before I ever saw the film and it’s a really fab story already. Which is why I am so pleased to be able to recommend this show, which offers an excellent exploration of war and gender. “Woman, warrior, legend. For ten years, Mulan, disguised as a man, fought for the empire, but now that the fighting is nearly over how can she return to her old life and become a woman again? Does she even want to?” Click here for info and tickets.