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. Today former ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winner Shôn Dale-Jones.

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Shôn Dale-Jones is performing 'Me And Robin Hood' at Pleasance Dome and 'The Duke' at Pleasance Courtyard, both until 27 Aug.
With Edinburgh Festival 2017 up and running, we TW:TALK with Rosie Wilby about her new show 'The Conscious Uncoupling', which completes a trilogy of shows about relationships. Wilby explains how her music career led to comedy, talks us through her Edinburgh Fringe experiences to date, and tells us all about her new book.

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Rosie Wilby performs 'The Conscious Uncoupling' at Edinburgh Festival 2017 at Laughing Horse @ The Counting House until 27 Aug, plus 'The Breakup Monologues' also at Laughing Horse @ The Counting House from 4-12 Aug.
ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the festival with her Three To See tips. Today magic shows, comedy newcomers and Macbeth for kids.


Kevin Quantum - Anti-Gravity | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 2-27 Aug (pictured)
There was a time when magic was all but absent from the Fringe, a neglected genre with only occasional representation. These days you can't move for magicians, and that includes this one, Kevin Quantum, who appeals to my love of inserting science into entertainment by, er, inserting science into entertainment. He's studied both physics and magic, so you're in great hands.

A Case Of Wonders By Sam Fitton | La Belle Angele | 5-26 Aug
I picked this particular magic show because it's a more theatrical piece of entertainment, and I like the idea of magic with a storyline. 'A Case Of Wonders' combines magic, comedy and special effects whilst telling the tale of how, after missing his train, Sam gets stranded on a station platform, where all matter of strange goings-on occur.

Aaron Calvert - Awaken | La Belle Angele | 5-26 Aug
This one made the list because, when we sent our reviewer to see Aaron Calvert's 2016 show 'Mind Games', she was seriously impressed by his very slick routine of hypnosis and mind games, and ability to deliver trick after trick with mesmerising precision and pace. Definitely one for the list if you are a mind-magic aficionado.


Kae Kurd - Kurd Your Enthusiasm | Pleasance Courtyard | 2-27 Aug
Well, this is his Fringe debut, but he might already be on your radar because of his appearances on BBC3, All 4, Channel 5 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, and because of various award nominations. As well as being super sharp and very funny, he also has some very interesting subject matter to get his teeth into, as he came to the UK as a political refugee, leaving his native country of Iraq when he was a baby.

Julio Torres - My Favourite Shapes | Underbelly Cowgate | 3-27 Aug
New to these shores, but established in America as a writer and actor on 'Saturday Night Live', Julio Torres' debut Edinburgh show sounds... well, kind of odd, but compelling: "Julio guides a camera through his favourite shapes" runs the blurb. "Plexi-glass squares, triangles, spheres, a sad crumpled wrapper that reminds him of Melania Trump, a self-conscious Faberge who wonders if he's too much". He's certainly piqued my interest.

Evelyn Mok - Hymen Manoeuvre | Pleasance Courtyard | 2-27 Aug (pictured)
Another act that has had a fair amount of media exposure, and has been compared to US comedian Amy Schumer, so you might already be aware of her, and entirely poised to take in her first, much anticipated Edinburgh show, which takes a look at first-generation guilt, intersectionality and adult virginity. Sounds like quite a mix.


Brave Macbeth | Gilded Balloon at The Museum + Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre | 4-27 Aug (pictured)
I took my daughter to see 'Brave Macbeth' at Gilded Balloon At The Museum last year and it was so immensely entertaining that we would both have been more than happy to go back and see it again. In fact, we might have been perfectly happy to go back and see it again and again and again. The cast were brilliant, and the show was hilarious, which is possibly not what you'd expect when the source material is a tragedy, but, you know, it's a great way to make Shakespeare's darker work entirely accessible to kids.

Creepy Macbeth | The Royal Scots Club | 7-12 Aug
If, on the other hand, you have the sort of child older than nine that loves creepy stuff more than funny stuff (mine is a fan of both), this version of The Scottish Play might be a great option, and an added appeal lies in the fact that this one is performed by a young cast. Expect a mixture of Shakespearean and modern language, less alienating to youthful ears, and a show which doesn't avoid the darker elements of the story.

Is This A Dagger? The Story Of Macbeth | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 3-20 Aug
In another, different approach to the Shakespeare classic, storyteller Andy Cannon gives you a one-man rendition, promising his audiences "a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again". Telling tales this way is a wonderful tradition, and you can guarantee that this acclaimed writer and performer will keep your kids spellbound.
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