Parents of Fringe-going children may already recognise Danyah Miller, because her show - a storytelling version of 'I Believe In Unicorns' by Michael Morpurgo - has graced edfringe before, to much acclaim.

Miller's work has also found favour with the great Morpurgo himself, who says "Danyah's one of the great storytellers in this country... she brings stories to life in the most enchanting way".

The last time we spoke to Danyah it was about a show aimed at adults and we've never really talked to her about 'I Believe In Unicorns'. So it seemed about time we put that right. I made a date to ask her some questions, to find out more about the show and lots more besides.

CLICK HERE to read today's Caro Meets interview.

Danyah Miller performs 'I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo' at Pleasance Courtyard from 3-26 Aug. Listing here.
Check out the Preview Edition of the TW magazine. You can pick up a copy from venues across Edinburgh. 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 impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi McDonald on hand with the tips.

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

Naomi McDonald is performing 'Copycat' at Just The Tonic at The Caves until 25 Aug.
ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the festival with her Three To See show recommendations. Get more show tips here.


La Reprise. Histoire(s) du theatre (I) | The Lyceum | 3-5 Aug
"In April 2012, Ihsane Jarfi got talking to a group of young men in a car outside a gay club in Liège. Two weeks later, he was found dead at the edge of a wood. He had been tortured and violently murdered". This truly horrifying true story is the source for this piece of investigative theatre from the controversial Milo Rau, which stars a cast of six professional and non-professional actors and uses testimony from the young man's family, former partner, lawyers and one of his killers. One might wonder, maybe, what purpose such a dissection serves: its aim seems to be to look at what turns people into killers, and how poverty and deprivation are linked to despair and violence. Listing here.

Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink! | Assembly Roxy | 31 Jul-24 Aug (pictured)
Bit of a contrast to the previous recommendation, this one, because it's from the comedy section of the Fringe programme, and rather than be genuinely horrifying, it's a musical B-movie, drive-in horror anthology tribute. Long term (dare I say older?) Fringe-goers may remember this from years gone by, as it's not the first time it's been performed here. But it was last on back in 2008, and that feels like a lifetime ago. So even if you have seen it back in the day, I feel pretty sure your memories will be fuzzy enough to warrant a return visit. And younger types, who were not around back then, you are in for a treat. Listing here.

Father Of Lies | Sweet Novotel | 2-25 Aug
Another show that's been on here before, and another we're definitely glad to see back this year. It's also another that's based on an apparently true crime story, this time of a horrifying and mysterious unsolved murder that happened in Germany in the seventies, and involves haunted priests, jealous widowers and satanic cults. And I think trying to explain any more about what it's about and what happens might minimise your enjoyment of the show, so I will stop about the content of it now. But I will add this: it's won loads of acclaim, here in Edinburgh as well as at two London festivals, and I think it's a must for those of you with an interest in all things horror. Listing here.


Joe Bor: The Story Of Walter And Herbert | Underbelly George Square | 1-25 Aug 
Award-winning Fringe veteran Joe Bor is our first storyteller. His tale is that of the friendship between his grandad - world-renowned town planner Walter Bor - and Hollywood actor Herbert Lom, and the journey they made from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to the UK. Bor has created his show using a wealth of material - family photos, interviews and letters between the two - and it's full of funny and charming anecdotes as well as details of the ups and downs of the relationship. Expect a fascinating show, in which the comedian draws comparisons to his own life and shares some startling and hilarious discoveries. Listing here.

Dave Green: Guest Bed | Just The Tonic at The Mash House | 1-25 Aug (pictured)
"Dave Green grew up with two beds in his bedroom and never knew why. Just as mysterious is the chronic pain condition which doctors are suggesting is all in his head. When his side job as a celebrity lookalike connects him with a familiar face from his childhood, it leads him down apath of discovery which forces him to confront his past". I noticed this one because when I was little I had a friend who had a mysterious second bed in her room, though now that I am older, it seems less mysterious. That's not why I am recommending it though, I am recommending it because Dave Green is really really good. Listing here.

Borne Of Chaos | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House | 2-25 Aug 
Another respected Fringe veteran - award winning, Lecoq-trained, all round human of brilliance Eric Lampaert - is the storyteller behind this show, and it's his own, very personal story. This is a performance that walks the line between theatre and comedy, exploring hallucination, anxiety, depression, mental health hospitals and tales of escape, hypnotherapy, public shaming, near-death experiences and a constant drug-free state of Euphoria. "From the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb. From homeless to Hollywood. This is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert's trials and tribulations from birth to now and how he made it from the streets to cinema. Eric is finally a strong enough performer to share his story". Listing here.
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