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Three To See 2017: Three new musicals

By | Published on Sunday 30 July 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three new musicals to see.

SiX | Sweet Grassmarket | 3-27 Aug
So many musicals that make it to edfringe are the sort that we’ve seen over and over again, so it makes us very happy when people go to the effort of staging nice new ones. This has a double appeal (well, for me at least, because I like history) because it brings together Henry VIII’s six long suffering wives to perform as a world famous girl band. “Divorced, beheaded, live in concert!” Hurrah.

Atlantic: A Scottish Story + Atlantic: America And The Great War | Assembly Hall | 3-27 Aug
The Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland always brings great stuff to the Festival and I will wager that this year will be no exception. This year’s offerings involve collaboration with American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University in Chicago, and two related productions with a transatlantic theme. I’m expecting them both to be super.

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) | Pleasance Courtyard | 2-28 Aug (pictured)
“Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be… But she doesn’t want anyone to know about it”. The excellent Jon Brittain is the creative brain behind this show, which features music by the brilliant Matthew Floyd Jones and mixes storytelling, live music and sketch comedy.