A BODY TO DIE(T) FOR, THE ROAD TO QATAR and More Join Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Lineup
It's that time of year! More shows have just been announced for Edinburgh Fringe 2013, including A Body to Die(t) For, Cinderella Lives!, The Road to Qatar, The Ghost Hunter, and Ladies and Gentleman, Buonasera! Scroll down for details.
WORLD PREMIERE : A Body to Die[t] For
31st July - 26th August | 21:35 (1hr10) | C Venues (Venue 34)
Reviews from 2nd August
Written buy Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker - A Body to Die[t] For is a darkly comic, uplifting, fantasy musical about our obsession with body-image. Greta is a normal teenager and would-be English Teacher from Brentwood. Running away from an abusive stepfather she begins a journey towards self-discovery through a crazy world where her body is the object of fascination to all and where fat and thin, male and female, media and politics, appetite and self-image are at war.
WORLD PREMIERE: Cinderella Lives!
3rd - 24th August | 20:15 (55mins) | Venue 13
Reviews from the 4th August
Cinderella Lives! is a funny, sexily-skewed, retelling of 'Cinderella'. A Feminist burlesque, it's a call to arms for a revolution that has yet to be. For anyone who knows a woman or dresses like one. Cinderella Lives! revisits the fairytale to measure how far women have progressed since the publication of feminist monographs like 'The Female Eunuch', 'A Room of One's Own', and 'Le Deuxième Sexe'. Maybe there's a reason why the most significant revolution in recent human history, the seismic shift towards gender equality, is so unrecognised and uncelebrated?
EUROPEAN PREMIERE: The Road to Qatar
1st August - 26th August | 19:20 (1hr) | C Too (Venue 4)
Reviews from 3rd August
Written by Broadway composer/arranger David Krane and Stephen Cole, The Road to Qatar is a mad-cap true musical about how two Gay New York Jewish writers are commissioned to do the impossible: write a gargantuan Broadway musical for the Emir of Qatar including 100 British actors, 30 Qatari camels, 20 Arabian stallions, 17 fire-eating Croatian acrobats, 30 Russian ballet dancers, 5 falcons and Muhammad Ali, what can possibly happen? Musical Comedy breaks out in the Middle East! Unbelievable side-splitting surprises abound as the New York Jews travel from NYC to Dubai, London, Bratislava and, finally, to Qatar in their own private Bob Hope and Bing Crosby wide screen adventure with a modern up-to-date and off-the-wall twist...The Road to Qatar!
The Ghost Hunter
31st July - 26th August | 14:00 (1hr) | Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
Reviews from 1st August
Following a critically acclaimed run at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London, theatrical horror specialists Theatre of the Damned present a new solo play by the writer of 2012 Fringe hit As Ye Sow. Richard Barraclough (Dick) runs a ghost tour, and he's got a great story to tell. It's the one they all go home talking about. The headliner. It's about a ragged school in old York. About something terrible buried beneath the cobbles. It's about the past. It's about ghosts. And it's about to catch up with him.
Ladies and Gentleman, Buonasera!
12th August - 24th August | 19:20 (55mins) | Space Cabaret (Venue 54)
Reviews from 12th August
Ever wondered why Cole Porter, Bernstein, Gershwin and Berlin always mentioned Italy in their songs? Conceived by the flamboyant minds of two Italian performers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Buonasera! is cabaret extravaganza that takes you on a holiday where the sun is always warm, where the nights are always passionate and the pasta is always served al dente!