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Three To See 2017: Three bits of theatrical comedy

By | Published on Monday 31 July 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three bits of theatrical comedy.

Beak Speaks | Underbelly Cowgate | 3-27 Aug (pictured)
Here’s some very promising character comedy, a show focusing on the title character Gillian Beak, who is a doyenne of Fringe with thirty years of experience, and is here to lead a masterclass and share with you her lifetime of experience and theatrical anecdotes. She’s the creation of talented multi-tasking creative Sarah Thom, and I think it would be a mistake to miss the opportunity to see her in action. So, er, don’t.

Boris and Sergey’s One Man Extravaganza | Assembly George Square Theatre | 2-27 Aug
Listed in comedy, but far from being your standard stand-up, Flabbergast Theatre’s puppet-starring, physically theatrical shows are clever, funny, poignant and action-packed, not to mention hugely acclaimed and award-winning. If you think that puppets are for kids, it’s time to check your culture prejudices and give this a shot, especially if your taste for humour runs to the dark side. I promise you won’t regret it.

Puppet Fiction | Laughing Horse At The Counting House | 3-27 Aug
Speaking of which, here’s another marionette fuelled spectacle, and how could you refuse it when the tagline is “Everybody be cool, this is a motherf*cking puppet show”? This cracking looking comedy from New Zealand is another award winner, and, as you might expect, pays homage to the work of Tarantino with no doubt hilarious results.