Hello there. And double hello to all our new subscribers. Yes, Edinburgh Festival 2017 has arrived! And the ThreeWeeks review team are already out there taking in shows.

If you are also out there getting into the festival spirit, don't forget to look out for the ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Preview Edition, which is out now. Our door-to-door team have been busy dropping it off at thousands of homes around Edinburgh, and you can pick up your copy at any of the key festival venues.

But don't forget, the magazine is just the start of it! We've got loads more interviews to share with you online plus we will start publishing reviews from this weekend.

This TW Daily bulletin is the best way to keep up to date with all our new content. It will land in your inbox six days a week, while on Thursdays you'll get our year-round TW Weekly bulletin, which includes Edinburgh Fringe interviews, the latest edition of the TW:TALKS podcast, and our usual Three To See guide to the week ahead in London.

Our reviews will appear here in the daily bulletin and on the website, plus the ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Review Edition will be out and available to pick up from all the key festival venues in mid-August, packed with reviews of recommended shows.

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We'll be back with some brand new Edinburgh Fringe interviews in the TW Weekly tomorrow, and then look out for more TW Dailys over the weekend, with the rest of my Three To See recommendations plus those first reviews.


Caro Moses
Editor, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh
This August the Edinburgh Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we have asked a plethora of performers about their personal Fringe experiences.

To kick us off, the cast of the iconic improv show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' get all nostalgic as they return to the Edinburgh stage once again. Today, Greg Proops.

CLICK HERE to read Greg Proops' answers to the Quick Quiz.

'Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Live At The Fringe' is on at Assembly Rooms from 3-27 Aug.
The TW:TALKS podcast returns for Edinburgh Festival 2017. In this first edition we TW:TALK with Phil Wang as he gets ready to perform his new stand-up show 'Kinabalu'. We discuss Wang's first Edinburgh show, winning Chortle awards, his Footlights stint, the sketch shows as part of Daphne, and his upcoming first UK tour.

CLICK HERE to tune in and sign up for the TW:TALKS podcast.

Phil Wang performs 'Kinabalu' at Edinburgh Festival 2017 at the Pleasance Courtyard from 2-27 Aug. 
ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the festival with her Three To See tips. Today quirky comedy, theatre with music and something a little classical.


Woolly: The Morose Merino | Assembly George Square Theatre | 3-28 Aug
When I chose to write a category involving quirky comedy the intention was to choose quirky sounding comedy, and it looks like I might actually have selected acts based on their quirky looking publicity shots. But to be fair, that's good enough for me. First up, a man dressed like a sheep: Alexander Cofield tells his tale of being a rejected, frustrated twenty-something who dealt with that situation by running away to a sheep shearing shed in Australia, and won a nomination for Best Comedy Award at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe.

Kat Bond - Loo Roll | Pleasance Courtyard | 2-28 Aug (pictured) 
Here's someone who won my heart earlier this year with her publicity shot, in which she sports a sort of hat, or perhaps wimple, constructed entirely of loo roll. But there's more to recommend her than that. The actress, writer, comedian and clown, as seen on TV, radio and as one of excellent double act That Pair, brings her debut solo show to Edinburgh following a triumphant run at the 2017 Vault Festival. Very silly, lovely, and clever.

Lucy Pearman - Maid Of Cabbage | Heroes @ Monkey Barrel | 3-27 Aug
I love cabbage (the truth is that I have a mild addiction to coleslaw), and I saw some funny photos of Lucy Pearman and a cabbage, and then I remembered that she is one half of the lovely LetLuce and I knew this show was destined for my to see list. But will it be quirky, I hear you ask, so let me qualify: it won't just be quirky, it will actually also be bonkers. Hurrah.


Daniel Cainer: More Gefilte Fish And Chips | Underbelly George Square | 2-28 Aug
The delightful human being and Fringe fixture that is Daniel Cainer returns once more to the fray, bringing more of his clever, funny and often poignant self-penned story-songs. He's made many fans from our review teams over the years, and been a recipient of one of our Editors' Awards for that reason. No previous knowledge of Gefilte Fish is required, so please don't miss him, he's a real treat.

Woke | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 4-28 Aug (pictured)
A timely piece inspired by the US civil rights movement and focusing on the lives of two separate women, forty two years apart: one is a black panther, the other a present day university student, and both choose to challenge the American justice system. This is the latest work from from the talented Apphia Campbell, who Fringe-goers may remember as the creator of Nina Simone inspired one woman show 'Black Is The Colour Of My Voice'.

Gunshot Medley | Venue 13 | 5-26 Aug
And another timely play looking at black lives in America, but you can't have too many at a time like this, in my opinion. Dionna Michelle Daniel weaves together generations of stories through poetry and song in response to the insensitive usage of the Confederate flag following the horrendous Charleston church massacre. #blacklivesmatter


Don Giovanni | Festival Theatre | 9-12 Aug
You may remember pioneering Hungarian musician Iván Fischer's acclaimed re-imagining of 'The Marriage Of Figaro', which was staged at the International Festival back in 2015. Now he's back with a daring personal vision of 'Don Giovanni', which presents the world the opera is set in through the eyes of the titular character - a dangerous, erotic place. It will be a dark and provocative staging of an already pretty dark classic.

La Damnation de Faust | Usher Hall | 20 Aug
"Dancing skeletons, drunken rats and a wild, reckless ride to damnation: just some of the unforgettable evocations in Berlioz's visionary and epic musical retelling of the Faust legend". Another dark theme, but this time a choral extravaganza inspired by Geothe's dramatic poem about the notorious soul-seller, performed by a startlingly good line up.

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore | Assembly Rooms | 3-27 Aug (pictured)
A concert for the whole family offering something of a lighter take on the whole classical music thing, as it combines mime and audience participation with a soundtrack including well-known pieces from famous composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Strauss and Brahms. Presented by Orquestra de Cambra de l'Empordà , an orchestra of twelve string musicians from Spain.
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