Pick of the Fringe!

Where better to be in August than at the Edinburgh Fringe? If you’re one of the thousands making this trip next month, make room in your schedule for the Finger in the Pie Top 10! From the Artistic Director to the intern, we know what’s hot this summer.

2015CITIZEN_PN1. Citizen Puppet

Blind Summit Theatre – Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)

The makers of Fringe First Award-winning show ‘The Table’ return to Edinburgh with a puppet-docudrama that tells the true story of Jack and the Beanstalk – and we may have designed the publicity with our other Blue Pie hats on…


2015DOWNAND_PB2. Down and Out in Paris and London

New Diorama Theatre/PIT/Greenwich Theatre in Association with the Pleasance – Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)

Multi-award winning PIT return to Edinburgh after their 2013 sell-out Fringe run Kubrick3 with a new modern satire inspired by Orwell’s famous novel – we saw a run last week and laughed A LOT!


2015FRANTIC_BD3. The Frantic Canticles of Little Brother Fish

Babolin Theatre in Association with Worboys Productions – Bedlam Theatre (Venue 49) 

Five-star theatre makers Babolin (To Avoid Precipice Cling To Rock, Les Juifs de Salonique, Picnic Apocalyptic) welcome you to their monastery in deepest Depravia, where choristers chant and goose quills frantically scratch out the chronicle of an ancient quest.


2015HISTORZ_ACH4. History’s Greatest Monsters

Ten in a Bed – Just the Tonic at the Community Project (Venue 27)

Hosted by Mike Shephard, this is the show where comedians are challenged to ransack history for inspiration. From medieval monks to the decline of the hat industry, anything from the past is ripe for ridicule.


2015JURASSI_9C5. Jurassic Park

Superbolt Theatre – Assembly Roxy (Venue 139) 

Celebrated Lecoq company present their award-winning five-star sell-out spin on Spielberg’s classic. Winner of VAULT Festival’s Pick of the Week Award and the Origins Award for Outstanding New Show.


6. A Bit of an Overshare2015BITOFAN_3H

Claire Healy – Sweet Grassmarket (Venue 18)

Ever since she made her debut at Finger in the Pie cabaret we’ve loved this Australian chanteuse. Catch her new show to enjoy an hour of whimsy, honesty, venom and sweet delights.

A ‘small but perfectly formed cabaret gem’ – TheatreBubble.com


twiddly7. The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies

Clem Garritty and Ollie Jones – Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)

Created and performed by two members of critically acclaimed, multi award winning Kill The Beast (The Boy Who Kicked Pigs featured in the Mimetic festival last year), The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies promises to lure you down a dark and dangerous garden path to wrack and ruin with wrapped faces and clever projection. V. excited!


8. Twin Primes2015TWINPRI_AME

Chiasmus Productions – Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Venue 236)

Winner of Best Production and Best Script at the Oxford New Writing Festival 2015, Twin Primes offers glimpses into the lives of eleven pairs of people, unconnected but for their shared struggle to communicate with others.


2015VERYGRE_9C9. The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank

Familia de la Noche – Assembly Roxy (Venue 139)

Finger in the Pie’s resident company Familia de la Noche return after the five-star, critically acclaimed The Greatest Liar in All the World, with their darkly comic style of clowning, live music and storytelling.


2015WHATWOU_GE10. What Would Spock Do?

Seabright Productions – Gilded Balloon (Venue 14)

An uplifting new comedy about love, Star Trek, and learning to accept who you are – no matter how much of a loser it makes you. Written and directed by Jon Brittain (Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho). Starring Sam Donnelly (The Bunker Trilogy, Quasimodo in Belt-Up’s Hunchback).


Our executive director Flavia will be up at the Fringe 9-13 August, if you would like to suggest your show to be seen regarding the resident company scheme, Mimetic or other; please email info@fingerinthepie.com

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