When I first heard about 'Exposing Edith' - a musical show at this year's Fringe all about the legendary Piaf - I thought it seemed a bit familiar. And as it turns out, this excellent piece of work has been performed at the Festival to much acclaim before.

Too often, I think, successful shows get lost and ignored once the Fringe is over, so it's good to see this one back for another run. To find out more about the show and its journey, I spoke to its co-creators: vocalist Michaela Burger and guitarist Greg Wain.

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'Exposing Edith' is on at Assembly George Square Studios from 31 Jul-26 Aug. Listing here.
Check out the Preview Edition of the TW magazine. It is being delivered to homes and venues across Edinburgh as we speak. Inside you will find interviews with Chris Grace, Gabriela Flarys, Harriet Dyer, Lewys Holt, Louisa Fitzhardinge, Matthew Greenhough, Double Denim, Robin Morgan and Robyn Perkins. Plus 75 show recommendations!

Find out where to pick up a copy HERE or read it all online HERE.
This summer we are asking some of our favourite Fringe people to offer their advice - sometimes sensible, sometimes silly - for getting the most out of the Edinburgh Festival in eight steps, by answering our eight quick quiz questions. Today, it's comedian Eric Lampaert on hand with the tips.

CLICK HERE to read today's TW:DIY interview.

Eric Lampaert is performing 'Borne Of Chaos' at Laughing Horse @ The Counting House from 2-25 Aug.
ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the festival with her Three To See show recommendations. Get more show tips here.


Naomi McDonald: Copycat | Just The Tonic At The Caves | 1-25 Aug (pictured)
There aren't many impressionists at the Fringe, I have to say, but I feel pretty sure they've never really gone out of fashion. So I'm not going to pretend there's been a sudden burgeoning this year as justification for this section, I'm just going to admit that I really enjoy an impressionist, so I decided I'd persuade you all to go and see some this Festival. Starting with the excellent Naomi McDonald, who you may already know via her work on Radio 2, Capital FM and Cartoon Network, as well as with the well loved and long running NewsRevue. Expect to see 'Adele', 'Nigella' and 'Melania' as you've never seen them before, accompanied by spoof songs, in a show of "full on ridiculousness". Listing here

Steff Todd: Reality Check | Just The Tonic At The Caves | 1-25 Aug
This is Fringe debut time for Steff Todd, award winning comedian and impressionist, but it's entirely possible you'll already have heard of her, because she's one of those creatives who has done that very modern thing of 'going viral' with her impressions of a wide range of pop culture icons. I think those of you who enjoy stuff like The Kardashians, 'Love Island' and 'The X-Factor' will know who they are. Definitely on the up, and you should definitely check her out. Listing here.

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is? | Assembly George Square Studios | 31 Jul-25 Aug
Okay, well we just did two woman impressionists in a row, so I thought I ought to acknowledge that male persons can be impressionists too. Honestly, they can be super. And here's one that's doing very well for himself, racking up those views on YouTube and listens on iTunes, as well as making appearances on 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show', 'The Tracey Ullman Show', 'Dead Ringers' and 'Newsjack'. Absolutely one for the impressionist-aficionado's to do list. Listing here.


Susan Fletcher & Michelle Paver | Charlotte Square Gardens | 19 Aug
Despite not actually really believing in ghosts at all, I have always been a fan of a good ghost story and I spent a lot of my youthful reading time on them. So when I saw there might be an opportunity to create a section on ghostly stuff I was very happy. And where better to start with ghost stories than at a Book Festival? Especially if you might want to gather tips on writing a good one. This event features the award winning Susan Fletcher, whose novel 'House Of Glass' focuses on love, lies and ghosts at the start of the Great War, and Michelle Paver, writer of gothic thriller 'Wakenhyrst'. The pair will discuss "the art of building spine-tingling suspense". Hurrah. Listing here

Madame George By Keir McAllister | Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose | 31 Jul-26 Aug (pictured)
This one's more about a medium than ghosts, but it still counts, obviously. And it's a comedic thriller in the Fringe's theatre section, so there'll be laughter as well as a supernatural component. "Madame George is a psychic in a slump. It's been two years, seven months and eleven days since her mum died and she's still not bothered to get in touch. Then there's the neighbour, the annoyingly persistent and intrusive Mr Doyle, who also happens to be her last remaining client. Things are in a rut when a message from the other side finally does come through... question is: will Madame George want to hear it?" Listing here.

Supernatural: Wonder Tales From Scotland | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 13-26 Aug
This one would have been very much at home in the Storytellers section too, because it's a show by a very much renowned storyteller, Dougie Mackay. Drawing on Highland and Scots folk history and myth, Mackay shares tales of supernatural wonders from Scotland's traditional tales. You can expect to hear about strange places full of fantastic creatures, curious characters and ferocious beasts, gathered from the past but delivered with a fresh and contemporary perspective. And it's probably suitable for family outing, too, if you have older kids to entertain - guidance says it's okay for children over eight. Listing here.


Super Hugh-Man | Assembly George Square Studios | 31 Jul-26 Aug (pictured)
This is a show that really jumped out at me from the pages of the Fringe Programme when I first perused the Cabaret section a few weeks ago. Then I realised, that's probably because it's played to acclaim at the Fringe before. But I missed seeing it last time, which is why I added it straight to my 2019 priority list. And then, because I am not selfish, I thought I'd tell you all about it too. It's a solo show following the journey of a young Maori who finds himself, through the inspiration of his hero, coming to realise that it's okay to be a different kind of man. It's delivered via the media of comedy, storytelling, dance, song and Maori cultural performing arts, and we already know it's excellent. Listing here.

Just Desserts | Underbelly Cowgate | 1-11 Aug 
This is another import from down under, and I recommend it to all of you out there who have a sweet tooth. For lo, it involves dessert. No, not just in the title, real dessert: the star of the show, award-winning Australian cabaret star Michelle Pearson creates and serves up delicious confections, all while delivering a hugely entertaining and interesting show. "Featuring a live rock-pop-powered soundtrack, this sensual chanteuse explores empowerment, social pressure, our obsession with perfection and desire through song, sex and sugar". Super. Listing here.

Ada Campe And The Psychic Duck | The Stand's New Town Theatre | 3-25 Aug 
For our final cabaret pick, I thought we might head over to Edinburgh's New Town for a date with the wonderful Ada Campe, who brings her Psychic Duck show back to The Stand's New Town Theatre for another run. Ada, the comedy alter-ego of performer and researcher Naomi Paxton, is a comical and brilliant raconteur who is keen on audience participation and has a long and entertaining story to tell. And from what I have heard (I've not yet had the pleasure of seeing it myself) this show is truly bonkers. But you know, bonkers is good, especially when it's a show involving clairvoyant anatids, and particularly if you've been recently overdosing on highbrow edfringe tragedies. Listing here.
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