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EDINBURGH 2018: Pick Of The Programme - Musicals

EDINBURGH 2018: Pick Of The Programme - Musicals

With over 3,000 shows in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme it can be overwhelming choosing what to see, so we've selected our top picks from the musicals section.

My Left/Right Foot - The Musical

Local am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan: create a gripping show starring 'the disabled'. What could be better than the Oscar-winning My Left Foot?

The only snag is they can't find any disabled actors - but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis! Original music by award-winning partnership Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie with additional songs by Richard Thomas ('Jerry Springer - The Opera'). Birds of Paradise and National Theatre of Scotland present this hilarious new musical, celebrating BOP's 25th anniversary.

Robert Burns the Musical

A new musical by Tish Tindall based upon an idea by David Gest, Michael Jackson, and the life and works of Robert Burns.

Buried: A New Musical

Winner of the Cameron Mackintosh Award 2018, NSDF Edinburgh Award and The Stage Pick of the Fringe 2017. When Rose and Harry meet, they uncover something extraordinary: they're both serial killers. This darkly comedic, folk-inspired musical demonstrates how love is unique to everyone and illuminates the darkness in us all.

Hamilton (Lewis)

Hamilton (Lewis) is the epic story of a self-starter who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster, born and raised in Stevenage, the most successful British F1 driver in the history of the sport.

Blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R'n'B and Broadway, discover the petrol-fueled thrills and spills of the life of Hamilton (Lewis) then, as told by Hamilton (Lewis) now. A brand-new musical parody guaranteed to have you in hysterics all the way to the finish line. Not in any way endorsed by Lin-Manuel Miranda... or Hamilton... (Lewis)... or the Pussycat Dolls.

Six

Divorced. Beheaded. Live in concert. From Tudor Queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their empowering tale, remixing 500 years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude. Following last year's sell-out pop-concert musical, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' Six returns triumphantly to Edinburgh accompanied by a six-strong female rock band prior to its West End transfer.

Thirteen

A fast-paced, hilarious, coming of age musical by Tony award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown with book by Dan Elish and Robert Horne. Evan Goldman's parents have split up and he is forced to leave the buzz of New York for the 'lamest place in the world' in rural Indiana. Will he find his place in the popularity pecking order? With an unforgettable rock score and a young, talented cast, this is sure to be a fringe hit.

Thor and Loki

A new comedy musical by Harry Blake created with House of Blakewell. War rages; the end of the world approaches. The fate of the gods rests on Thor's mighty shoulders, but he hates violence and prefers writing poetry. Half-giant Loki is out for revenge, but beneath her monstrous form lies a heart of gold.

Can two misfits find the strength to be themselves? Expect epic battles, fierce ballads and a chorus of tap-dancing trolls in this big-hearted comedy about friends, heroes and changing the world.

Vulvarine: A New Musical

From the creators of the sell-out hit Buzz: A New Musical. Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind-numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT.

But following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. Where is all the tampon tax going? Who is The Mansplainer and what is his evil plan? Grab your tights, your spanx and your most supportive sports bra. It's hero time.

Edfringe: The Musical Revue

Fun and frenetic cabaret revue combining songs, sketches and observations in a hilarious celebration of the world's biggest arts festival. Our charismatic and insightful MC, with the aid of stereotypical Man and Woman, and a live band, explores familiar Fringe situations through musical numbers including: August Is Here, Fifty-Fifty Chance Of Rain, Climbing Arthur's Seat and Hamilton-inspired rap, Come To My Show.

Following the success of January: The Musical Revue, this new show by Patrick Stockbridge is the perfect way to wrap up your day, whether you are a Festival first-timer or hardcore Fringe veteran!

89 Nights

Alice, our British protagonist, arrives fresh out of school in New York City full of naive hope and imagination of what the next 89 Nights (the length of her ESTA visa) will bring. Away for the first time in her life, from home, from family and everything that made her who she is, we explore her coming-of-age story.

Through humour, wit and song, we are looking for the answer to that pessimistic question: 'if you know when it's going to end, what's the point in starting?'

To book tickets and view the full programme visit www.edfringe.com

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