SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016 THREEWEEKSEDINBURGH.COM
LUKE COURTIER: A GUIDE TO LUNCH ON THE HOOF IN EDINBURGH
Luke Courtier's show is called 'Lunch'. It's a "high-octane series of musical comedy vignettes asking that vital question: well what is it that really happens at Lunch, narratively speaking?" Good question.

Now, the rules of Edinburgh Festival journalism dictate that whenever a comedian does a show in anyway connected to lunch, she or he has to write a column for ThreeWeeks about eating your way through the Fringe. It's actually in the constitution.

So here's Luke Courtier with his guide to lunch on the hoof in Edinburgh.

'Luke Courtier – Lunch' is on at Underbelly Cowgate until 28 Aug.



PHOTO SHOOT: NJAMBI MCGRATH
The brilliant Njambi McGrath is back at the Fringe with her show '1 Last Dance With My Father'. We're going to chat to her about it all in a future edition of ThreeWeeks. So we ought to get some photos taken. And here they are!

Njambi McGrath's show '1 Last Dance With My Father' is on at Laughing Horse @ Espionage until 27 Aug.
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ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival, in handy sets of three.

THREE SHOWS WITH TWINS>>

The Convolution Of Pip And Twig | SpaceTriplex | 5-27 Aug
Lots of people are fascinated by twins and the way that the relationship between a pair can be so close and even co-dependent. In 'The Convolution Of Pip And Twig', Kara McLane Burke and Siân Richards offer a mesmerising performance as twins who do absolutely everything in the same way, suddenly disrupted by one sister's decision to take a different path. Sounds excellent.

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema | Underbelly Potterow | 3-29 Aug (pictured)
This has a similar theme to 'Pip And Twig', really, though the cause of the separation of this pair of twins is death, rather than choice. Acclaimed company Manual Cinema use shadow puppets, overhead projectors, actors and live music to tell the story of bereaved sister Ada, who continues a solitary life in a world she and her twin created for two. Expect something poignant, spooky and beautiful.

Twelfth Night or The Ship Of Fools | theSpace On The Mile | 5-13 Aug
Time now for some classic twin action with a twist. Accomplished Fringe regulars Livewire return with a vaguely unrecognisable sounding version of one of the bard's finest plays, to include a swingalong soundtrack and action aboard British Airways flight 1212. Sounds crazy, but it might just work.

THREE NEW MUSICALS >>

Night At The Museum | Gilded Balloon At The Museum | 4-27 Aug
We like entertainment that serves a dual purpose, and love it when we get to learn something as well as having fun, and this, well, almost falls into that category: comedians come up with improvised sets prompted by genuine objects from the Museum Of Scotland archive. It's possible you'll learn nothing, but it will feel like you are learning something, plus, what's not to love about going to the museum at night? Super.

1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet And 2 Cox | Pleasance Courtyard | 3-29 Aug
Okay, so that first one might not have worked out too well genuine-facts-wise, but this one definitely will, I guarantee it. You will absolutely definitely learn something from this show (unless you are already a scientist who knows lots of things about space) from up and coming award-winning comedian Samantha Baines, who isn't just a comedian – she's been on the telly, in 'Call The Midwife, no less.

The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know | Voodoo Rooms | 6-28 Aug
Yes, this one is full of facts, and yes, they might be mainly about 'The Simpsons', but think how hot you will be on Simpsons questions next time they come up in a pub quiz after you've been to this. Plus, you love 'The Simpsons', and you are going to love Yianni Agisilaou, the brilliant and delightful comedian who performs this show.

THREE CONCERTS A BIT MORE CLASSICAL OR TRADITIONAL >>

Tenenbrae | The Queen's Hall | 17 Aug
Renowned chamber choir Tenenbrae offer up a performance of pieces taking in work from a wide geographical spread and time frame, from Renaissance Spain and Italy, to Mexico, to 19th-century Germany. They are regarded as one of the world's greatest vocal groups, so if you can pick up a ticket, don't miss this chance to hear them in action.

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble | St Andrew's And St George's West | 21 Aug
I am completely in love with the saxophone, but it isn't a sound I would generally associate with the classical or traditional side of music; and yet, look at this, a quintet of players offering up "haunting psalms and whirling reels by contemporary Irish and Scottish composers". It's as though a beautiful dream that I didn't know I'd had has just come true, and it's courtesy of some highly talented international performers. Excellent.

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women Of Note | Stockbridge Church and St Andrew's and St George's West | 14+16 Aug
I'm not the first to note what a shame it is that, historically speaking, too many great female artists have been overlooked. So often they achieved great things, and yet were ignored, or denied credit for their work. Which is why I am glad to see this musical event featuring compositions by the likes of Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. Great composers who should be household names, like the men
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