Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023 – Our picks Part 2

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

As we get ever closer to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023 we wanted to highlight some shows that our picks for this year’s festival programme. There are way too many to put in one post so watch out for more selections. See Part One here.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023

Yippee Ki Yay (The Die Hard Parady)
Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Aug 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27

Acclaimed, joyfully funny retelling of classic film Die Hard by Fringe First-winner Richard Marsh, starring Darrel Bailey. When gunmen seize an LA skyscraper, off-duty policeman John McClane is the hostages’ only hope. This uplifting action romp pays affectionate tribute to the iconic 80s fan favourite. Essential viewing for Hans Gruber superfans and newcomers alike, the show returns following a London transfer and tour.

Are You Being Murdered?

Black Is The Color Of My Voice
Pleasance at EICC -Pentland Theatre
Aug 14-15, 17-19

Fringe First and Spirit of the Fringe award winner Apphia Campbell’s stunning solo show, inspired by the life of Nina Simone. Back at the Fringe to celebrate its 10th birthday! Strictly limited run of five performances only.

Trainspotting Live
Pleasance at EICC – Cromdale Tunnel
Aug 3-8, 10-15, 17-20, 22-27

Acclaimed immersive adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s classic, staged in celebration of the book’s 30th anniversary in a unique, bespoke venue. The audience are literally part of the action, including the notorious ‘worst toilet in Scotland’ scene. Back after six sold-out Fringe seasons, this is a ticket to ride you won’t soon forget.

Attenborough and His Animals
Gilded Balloon at the Museum – Auditorium
2 – 26 Aug (not 9, 16, 23) 2.30pm

The magic of David Attenborough’s documentaries, live! A blue whale swims through the depths. Racer snakes pursue an iguana across the desert. Two hapless fools recreate wonderful scenes of the natural world. Clownfish Theatre return with an updated version of their hit following sell-out London and Australian seasons

Buffy Revamped
Pleasance at EICC – Lomond Theatre
Aug 3-8, 10-15, 17-20, 22-27

Seven seasons. 70 minutes. One Spike. The entire 144 episodes of cult 90s TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as told through the eyes of Spike, the one character who knows it inside out. The perfect parody for Buffy aficionados and those who never enrolled at Sunnydale High alike. Brendan Murphy’s double award-winning show returns after a sell-out UK tour. ‘Hilarious romp. Something you will want to get your teeth into!’

Friend (The One Witrh Gunther)
Gilded Baloon at the Museum
Aug 2-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27

One barista, 10 seasons, 70 minutes! All 236 episodes of Friends retold through the eyes of Gunther, Central Perk’s very own “seventh friend”. Discover the true insider story of what happened from the character who kept everyone caffeinated! From the team behind Buffy Revamped: creator Brendan Murphy, director Hamish MacDougall.

Iain Dale – All Talk
Pleasance at EICC
August 5 – 14 with various Guests

Following his sell-out debut in 2019, award-winning LBC radio presenter, author and political commentator Iain Dale returns with his acclaimed, penetrating insight on current affairs, hosting 13 live All Talk interviews with high-profile guests as well as five editions of smash-hit podcast For The Many with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. The All Talk season includes an appearance by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, who made her fringe debut as Iain’s guest in 2019.

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical
Gilded Balloon at the Museum
August 3 – 27

The definitive comedic musical revue revealing all about musical theatre and the people who love it on both sides of the curtain! Updated version featuring new songs. Lauded with an unprecedented 35 five-star reviews for its previous sell-out fringe and London seasons.




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