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Three To See 2017: Three lots of quirky theatre

By | Published on Friday 28 July 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time theatre shows that are a little bit quirky.

#instalove | theSpace on North Bridge | 4-26 Aug (pictured)
You get a different performance every night with this one-woman show from American Catherine Duquette, who turns the process of looking for love into a live game-show type format. The interactive style means that the audience are very much involved, helping to decide what happens on stage, and getting involved in the emotional consequences of their choices. A celebration of all the reasons we seek love and why we seek the partners we do, inspired by cynicism and based on romance.

Nikola And His Travelling Lux Concordia | C royale | 2-28 Aug
This show had me at the words “Psychedelic trip meets TED talk”, and the fact that it’s got a scientific theme. Ola the time traveller and Nikola, a modern scientist, fight for the audience’s support for philosophies of science and spirituality in a performance that explores the kind of subjects you find on the fringes of modern science. We are rather intrigued.

Seagulls | The Leith Volcano | 8-26 Aug
This one is quirky because of the staging: this version of Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ is performed in a decaying church, and the show’s cast climb walls and swing on ropes, dance, play games, get wet and fight duels. The play is, of course, a classic, and this adaptation looks amazing.