FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016 THREEWEEKSEDINBURGH.COM
HOLLY&TED: GIRL POWER POND STYLE
In 'Pond Wife', theatrical duo Holly&Ted take the Little Mermaid and transform her into the kind of hero who could save a pop star. The result is a traditional fairytale with plenty of pop tunes and dance moves from the 1990s and 2000s.

We threw some questions over to both Holly and Ted, and these were their answers... Read the interview here.

'Pond Wife' is on at Underbelly Cowgate until 28 Aug.



DANIELLE WARD: A BAD FEMINIST'S EDINBURGH FRINGE SURVIVAL GUIDE
"Being a teenager in the 90s was hard" notes the blurb to Danielle Ward's show 'Seventeen', "but now there's a whole new set of things to worry about". Though, frankly, there's not really enough time to be worrying about things during the Festival.

So good news for any bad feminists out there who were worrying about how to survive the Fringe. Here's Danielle herself with a quick survival guide.

Danielle Ward is performing 'Seventeen' at Just the Tonic at The Caves until 28 Aug.
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The preview edition of the ThreeWeeks magazine is out now! Pick up your copy from a Fringe venue of your choice.

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ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival, in handy sets of three.

THREE FRINGE SHOWS FOR CHILDREN >>

Fairies And Dragons Of The Desolate Plain | Quaker Meeting House | 8-13 Aug
It's very probably the case that I recommend pretty much any show that Newbury Youth Theatre brings to Edinburgh, but it's because they must be one of the best theatrical youth companies in the world ever, they come back year after year with really good quality plays that our reviewers write glowing words about. I don't understand why the whole world isn't talking about how great they are. But there you go. This is their latest, and I have every confidence in them.

Morgan And West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (And Childish Grown Ups!) | Underbelly Med Quad | 3-29 Aug (pictured)
Morgan And West are another outfit that I have utter faith in, and I already saw this show and can testify to its utter brilliance. It's a fabulous event for your older kids, but if you are a single adult, don't feel you can't go on your own. No-one will notice you are a single adult, they will all be too busy staring at what's going on on-stage, because this time-travelling Victorian duo are always completely compelling. Do not miss, under any circumstances.

Braveheart | Spotlites | 2-28 Aug
I've picked one of Spotlites' shows for older children this time, and that's probably because my own child is getting older, but do take a look at the stuff they have on for younger children too, because they are all interactive and age-appropriate and yet totally not-intimidating – "theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch". This one tackles a rather familiar and local theme, which is great.

THREE GIGS OF A CONTEMPORARY KIND >>

Anohni – Hopelessness | Edinburgh Playhouse | 17 Aug 
'Hopelessness', described as "a scream of fury against the evils of today's world", is the newest album from Anohni, formerly Antony Hegarty of award-winning Antony And The Johnsons Fame; the live version of it, which features film, dance, electronic music and Anohni's vocals, threatens to be visually stunning and emotionally provocative, and generally worth seeing if you can get a ticket.

NEHH – Awesome Tapes From Africa | Summerhall | 25 Aug
Yes, I will come clean, because you will find out anyway, we have chosen two contemporary music events from Summerhall's Nothing Ever Happens Here strand and it's because there is so much good stuff there was no way I was going to be able to choose just one. This is the first pick, a DJ set featuring diverse and different sounds from all over Africa, essentially the live version of Brian Shimkovitz's Awesome Tapes From Africa blog.

NEHH – Withered Hand and Chris T-T | Summerhall | 27 Aug
And so to the second of our NEHH choices, and this time it's Withered Hand, aka Scottish indie-folk-rock local Dan Willson. His story is quite an interesting one – he didn't begin to create music until he was thirty, when he did so in response to a crisis in his life, yet his first album was released to much acclaim – but, you know, that's just an aside. He's not just interesting. He is also good. As, by the way, is Chris T-T, so basically a double win here.
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