ED2016 Theatre ED2016 Three To See Today

Three To See on 12 Aug: Mairi Campbell, This Is Not Culturally Significant, Trainspotting

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2016

Mairi Campbell

Three to see at the Edinburgh Festival tomorrow…

Mairi Campbell: Pulse | Summerhall | 2.25pm
One of the ‘musicians gone theatrical’ tipped by Caro in our preview issue, Mairi Campbell’s show ‘Pulse’ gets recommended once again on the back of the 5/5 review it just scored. “The award-winning Scottish musician’s bare and unabashed honesty captivates you”, says our reviewer, before concluding “by the end of ‘Pulse’ you’ll feel transformed”. Go see.

This Is Not Culturally Significant | Pleasance Courtyard | 3.30pm
Another theatrical must-see is this one-man-show which, says our 5/5 review, has a “truly Beckettian feel to it” uniting “the comic and the tragic, the real and the absurd, with a remarkable intensity”. To conclude: “A gripping piece, and a brilliant showcase for this creative talent”.

Trainspotting | Assembly George Square Studios | 6.00pm, 8.30pm, 10.45pm
Finally today, an old Fringe favourite, though, says our reviewer, the first ten minutes of this particular adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel “offers some of the most arresting, exhilarating theatre you’ll probably see in years, never mind just at this year’s Festival”. Which says it all, really. Though, our reviewer adds “more of a sensory experience than a theatre production”, just in case you did want us to say some more.

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