Edinburgh Festival: selection of the best final shows
This woman should be considered a national treasure. She’s been Glasgow International Comedy Festival’s best-selling actor for three years in a row, and she’s back in Edinburgh with a brand new show!
Susie, now in her 40s, has decided to shed her cynicism and become a whole new positive Susie (optimist at best, positive drives him). I laughed the whole hour at his show, which was full of stories and punchlines about his age, his Catholic guilt, his love of football and his sexuality. It’s no surprise that tickets are hard to come by as the show is witty, Gallas and thoroughly Glaswegian!
Blunderland, Underbelly Circus Hub 9:55 p.m., until Saturday
The subversive success of the international cabaret and circus circuit has taken Edinburgh this Fringe by storm. With a good dose of what we all need right now: the outrageous naughtiness of nightlife, the antics of club kids and the weirdness of arthouse! Born in New York’s underground queer nightlife scene, this show has thrilled crowds around the world with its unique, whimsical and ridiculous performance combinations.
This show isn’t for the faint of heart, but that’s part of what makes it so amazing. A staggering amount of talent, a mad rush with artists doing what they do best. I screamed in awe, shock and sometimes horror several times during the show, but Australian circus rarely disappoints, and Blunderland is a show we should all see before the fringe ends!
Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle 9pm, until Saturday
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is back in full force, welcoming fans back after a three-year hiatus. The 2022 show features artists from Canada, Germany and Australia, as well as local talent from the UK.
Original songwriting and vocals by the Highland Divas open the show, which runs until August 27, and ends with a bang as fireworks light up the skyline above 3,000 fortress.Itis an exceptional and brilliantly produced event that offers a unique experience for all.
Rob Madge: My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do), Underbelly George Square 4:15 p.m., through Monday
When Rob was 12, they attempted a full-fledged Disney parade in their living room for their grandmother. While Rob dressed as Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle, their father was a stage manager and sound technician. This is the joyful, chaotic and autobiographical story of actor, writer and social media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate this parade – with a large fringe Edinburgh audience.
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