Further Shows Announced for EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017
MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF GAME SHOWS - ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE GARDENS, 9PM, 3RD-27TH AUGUST (NOT 14TH)
DING DONG THE WITCH IS BACK! In a world of referendums, Brexit, Trump, another election and overall turmoil, Fringe favourite and multi-award winning Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe four her fourth year to provide relief with the most fabulous game show of all! Fresh from a total sell-out run in August 2016, the Iron Lady has set her sights on light entertainment has decided to become the new Mr. Saturday Night (except not a man).
Join Maggie as she leads audience members to compete for their golden giro cheque in a topical drag cabaret extravaganza like no other! Updated for 2017 with brand new topical sketches and games based on Brexit, the General Election, and what ever else happens in the news leading up to August - and quite frankly, in this climate, that could be anything! Alongside cameo appearances from Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Merkel, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon and Owen Jones, and games including Brexit Through The Gift Shop, Fake News and Check Your Privilege, there'll be songs and let's not forget, there'll be catchphrases: "The Lady's not for turning, for turning the lady's...?"
Created by Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford and produced by Off The KERB Productions and Áine Flanagan Productions, the magnificent Maggie returns to Assembly George Square Gardens nightly at 9pm from the 3rd - 27th August following last years sell out run.
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows is also at the Underbelly Festival Southbank, London this weekend (12-13 May) and 28 June-2nd July. See www.underbellyfestival.com for details.
Shappi Khorsandi: MISTRESS AND MISSFIT - ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE STUDIOS, 6.40PM, 3RD-27TH AUGUST (NOT 14TH)
Shappi Khorsandi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma, Lady Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just Nelson's mistress, a bit of a harlot (you get one job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation). Women's lib wasn't a thing in Georgian times. Emma moved mountains to haul herself from scullery maid to Lady Hamilton ... and yes, she occasionally danced naked on tables to get ahead in life, but who hasn't? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi raises a glass to the woman England betrayed.
Following her sold out run in 2016, Fringe favourite Shappi Khorsandi is back with a brand new show for the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Don't miss 'Mistress and Misfit' at Assembly George Square Studios from the 3rd - 27th August at 6.40pm.
Shappi's current UK tour of her previous Edinburgh Fringe show 'Oh My Country: From Morris Dancing to Morrissey' continues until October 2017. See www.shappi.co.uk for details.
ELLYN DANIELS: EMOTIONAL TERRORISM - JUST THE BIG ROOM, JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES, 9PM, 3RD-26TH AUGUST (NOT 14TH)
Introducing Ellyn Daniels, one of the most exhilarating American stand up comedians on the circuit, as she makes her debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August with her intoxicating new show 'Emotional Terrorism'.
'Emotional Terrorism' is one woman stand-up show taking the audience on a powerful journey from Orlando to Togo, ballet to bulimia, the runways of Paris to blacking out in Hollywood mansions and sitting on the precipice of suicide to finding salvation through stand-up comedy. Daniels puts a hilarious spin on her unapologetic, soul-bearing tale of one girl's journey from humiliation to liberation.
Written and performed by Ellyn Daniel's and directed by Desmond Devenish, 'Emotional Terrorism' will be performed nightly throughout the festival at 9pm at Just The Big Room at Just The Tonic at the Caves.
Introducing the worldwide premiere of 'The Rise And Fall Of Marcus Monroe' hitting the stage for the first time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August.
Unique. Funny. Outstanding. Important. Rock star. Marcus Monroe - comedian, juggler, and award-winning master of quick wit and dry delivery - pours out his soul in a hysterical and heartfelt performance portraying one man's pursuit of fame as the world's most beloved juggler.
When Marcus takes the stage you can't help but take notice. Hailed as 'one of the most entertaining performers' by the New York Times, Marcus combines innovative juggling with a high-energy original take, making him one of the most sought after variety performers.
'The Rise And Fall Of Marcus Monroe' will be performed daily at 3pm throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Assembly George Square Gardens (Piccolo) from 3rd - 27th August.