ED2017 Theatre ED2017 Three To See

Three To See 2017: Three theatre shows with music

By | Published on Wednesday 2 August 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three theatre shows with music.

Daniel Cainer: More Gefilte Fish And Chips | Underbelly George Square | 2-28 Aug
The delightful human being and Fringe fixture that is Daniel Cainer returns once more to the fray, bringing more of his clever, funny and often poignant self-penned story-songs. He’s made many fans from our review teams over the years, and been a recipient of one of our Editors’ Awards for that reason. No previous knowledge of Gefilte Fish is required, so please don’t miss him, he’s a real treat.

Woke | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 4-28 Aug (pictured)
A timely piece inspired by the US civil rights movement and focusing on the lives of two separate women, forty two years apart: one is a black panther, the other a present day university student, and both choose to challenge the American justice system. This is the latest work from from the talented Apphia Campbell, who Fringe-goers may remember as the creator of Nina Simone inspired one woman show ‘Black Is The Colour Of My Voice’.

Gunshot Medley | Venue 13 | 5-26 Aug
And another timely play looking at black lives in America, but you can’t have too many at a time like this, in my opinion. Dionna Michelle Daniel weaves together generations of stories through poetry and song in response to the insensitive usage of the Confederate flag following the horrendous Charleston church massacre. #blacklivesmatter