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Three To See 2018: Three funny musicals

By | Published on Saturday 28 July 2018

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

One Musical To Rule Them All | Greenside @ Nicolson Square | 3-11 Aug
If you are a fan of musicals and also a fan of things like ‘Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’, then this is definitely one you should add to your viewing list. Well, unless you are so passionate about said things that you take them very seriously and refuse to countenance any mockery of them; because this is a parody. “Join reluctant hero Froyo as he navigates the realm of Riddle Earth, guided by ridiculous characters and catchy musical numbers in a hilarious, copyright-free comedy guaranteed to please ‘Lord Of The Rings’ fans and newcomers alike”. Sounds like fun to me.

Thor And Loki | Assembly Roxy | 1-26 Aug (pictured)
“The fate of the gods rests on Thor’s mighty shoulders, but he hates violence and prefers writing poetry. Half-giant Loki is out for revenge, but beneath her monstrous form lies a heart of gold. Can two misfits find the strength to be themselves?” This is from House Of Blakewell, creators of Fringe hit ‘We Can Make You Happy’ – “Treat yourself to a heart-warming hour of laughs, guaranteed to make you smile” – said our reviewer of that show – so I reckon it’s highly likely this will be just as good.

Six | Underbelly George Square | 1-27 Aug
This amusing musical first hit the Fringe this time last year, I believe, and I am pretty sure I picked it out as a goer back then. I was right, because it earned rave reviews, and is returning triumphant to the Edinburgh Festival before a run at London’s Arts Theatre. And if you didn’t see it last year, and don’t know what it’s about… here you go: “Divorced. Beheaded. Live in concert. From Tudor Queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their empowering tale, remixing 500 years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude”.