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Three To See on 19 Aug: The Great Ridolphi, The North! The North!, Pianologues

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

Three recommended shows to see on Saturday 19 Aug…

The Great Ridolphi | Underbelly Cowgate | 1.25pm
OK, here’s the set up. “Victor must find out the truth behind a great art heist, armed only with a suitcase full of seemingly random items bequeathed to him by his father”. What next? “Just when you think you’ve got the measure of it, the show turns, unfolding into something stranger and more beautiful than you could have expected”. Go see.

The North! The North! | Summerhall | 5.50pm (pictured)
Our reviewer reckons that this production blends fantasy and contemporary reality “in the vein of authors like Neil Gaiman or China Miéville” to create a really great show. Plus, “the production design is gorgeous – projected illustrations help set scenes and demarcate chapters”.

Will Pickvance – Pianologues | Summerhall | 7.40pm
TW favourite Will Pickvance is back! This is a show built around Schubert songs that “combines epic musical improvisation, hilarity and intimate storytelling”. Notes our reviewer: “I adored it whenever he broke into boogie-woogie”.