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Three To See on 14 Aug: Calvinball, Me And Robin Hood, Staging Wittgenstein

By | Published on Sunday 13 August 2017

Three recommended shows to see on Monday 14 Aug…

Calvinball | Royal Botanic Gardens | 11.00am, 12.00pm, 3.00pm (pictured)
Let us explain the set-up. “Teams set off into the Botanic Gardens for a game of Calvinball – the only trouble is, the rules are missing, and so our three enthusiastic hosts are required to make it up as they go along, entirely in the spirit of the Calvin And Hobbes original”. The result is “silliness, fun and a wonderful setting – it’s literally hard to lose at Calvinball”.

Me And Robin Hood | Pleasance Dome | 4.00pm
“Weaving a cunning web of his own playful and, at times, emotionally raw stories with the well-known tale of Robin Hood, Shôn Dale-Jones proves to be a gifted storyteller with a palpably important story”, reports our reviewer. “Robin Hood has arrived in Edinburgh, and he’s imploring us to get out of our comfy seats and rob the bank – who’s in?”

Staging Wittgenstein | C | 7.40pm
“Of the three performers, one is the leader – she fills two human-sized balloons and entreats the other two to climb inside them”, explains our review of this recommended theatre show. “In a bizarre and comical mixture of trial and error, the two characters give convincing, fascinating performances”.