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Three To See 2019: Storytellers

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2019

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

Joe Bor: The Story Of Walter And Herbert | Underbelly George Square | 1-25 Aug
Award-winning Fringe veteran Joe Bor is our first storyteller. His tale is that of the friendship between his grandad – world-renowned town planner Walter Bor – and Hollywood actor Herbert Lom, and the journey they made from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to the UK. Bor has created his show using a wealth of material – family photos, interviews and letters between the two – and it’s full of funny and charming anecdotes as well as details of the ups and downs of the relationship. Expect a fascinating show, in which the comedian draws comparisons to his own life and shares some startling and hilarious discoveries. Listing here.

Dave Green: Guest Bed | Just The Tonic at The Mash House | 1-25 Aug (pictured)
“Dave Green grew up with two beds in his bedroom and never knew why. Just as mysterious is the chronic pain condition which doctors are suggesting is all in his head. When his side job as a celebrity lookalike connects him with a familiar face from his childhood, it leads him down apath of discovery which forces him to confront his past”. I noticed this one because when I was little I had a friend who had a mysterious second bed in her room, though now that I am older, it seems less mysterious. That’s not why I am recommending it though, I am recommending it because Dave Green is really really good. Listing here.

Borne Of Chaos | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House | 2-25 Aug
Another respected Fringe veteran – award winning, Lecoq-trained, all round human of brilliance Eric Lampaert – is the storyteller behind this show, and it’s his own, very personal story. This is a performance that walks the line between theatre and comedy, exploring hallucination, anxiety, depression, mental health hospitals and tales of escape, hypnotherapy, public shaming, near-death experiences and a constant drug-free state of Euphoria. “From the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb. From homeless to Hollywood. This is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to now and how he made it from the streets to cinema. Eric is finally a strong enough performer to share his story”. Listing here.

Photo: Edward Moore

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