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Three To See 2016: Shows that are something unusual

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016

Scary Shit

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time some theatre shows that are something unusual.

Scary Shit | Pleasance Courtyard | 3-29 Aug (pictured)
This section is for those of you looking for something a little different, that perhaps blurs the boundaries between genres. ‘Scary Shit’ is certainly that, because although it’s listed in the dance/physical theatre section, I think this is a piece with a broader appeal than that might suggest. Rhiannon Faith brings real-life experiences to the stage in a show which sees two young women attending therapy in order to learn about themselves, and we think this will be amazing.

Knightmare Live | Pleasance Dome | 3-28 Aug
Bored of ordinary theatre? Yearning to see the cult TV classics of your youth adapted for the stage? Step right this way for ‘Knightmare Live’, which is back following a successful run in 2015, and this time they’ve made some changes – it will be bigger, better, and involve multiple contestants in this comical, improvised adventure game homage.

A Good Clean Heart | Underbelly Cowgate | 4-28 Aug
This is on the list for two reasons: one, it just about falls into the category of ‘unusual’ by being a bilingual show performed in both Welsh and English (don’t worry, it’s accessible to those who only speak the latter). And two, it just sounds really blooming good. It’s a funny, moving play from award-winning playwright Alun Saunders focusing on two brothers, raised separately in different families, and speaking different languages. Looking forward to it.