As noted in last week’s Lifestyle blog, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has kicked off and is now in full flow and, as one of Cruise’s main stores is located in the city, we’ll certainly be getting involved.
Here are just some of the events we’ll definitely be checking out:
Paxo – Pleasance Courtyard
Jeremy Paxman, broadcaster, author and GQ Magazine’s 26th rudest person in Britain, hosts a one-man spoken word event that probes beards, underpants and the human condition. Although the promoters have advised to expect surprises, we do know is that the audience will be given a chance to question the often-outspoken University Challenge presenter and gain a rare incite into the enigmatic character’s life.
Jack Dee’s Helpdesk – Assembly George Square Theatre
Jack Dee – with his face like a bankrupt pug – hits the stage with a panel of experts to discuss and (attempt to) remedy any issues that members of the audience may have. No matter how big or small the problem may be; relationships quandaries, career conundrums or personal worries, no stone will be left unturned. The grumpy comic promises that no problems or issues will be ridiculed in front of a live audience… yeah right!
This Is Brasil – Pleasance Courtyard
Yes, we know, the Brasil World Cup is over, but that doesn’t mean we can't continue to embrace the samba styles of the South American culture. Freestyle football, explosive dance, favela funk, powerful percussion and jaw-dropping acrobatics are taken straight from the streets of Brasil and brought to Edinburgh for a show you’ll never forget. 20 performers from Rio and Bahia will set Scotland alight throughout this breathless journey of pulsating Brazilian passion.
Jimmy Carr – Funny Business - Venue150@EICC (Venue 150)
As you would expect, Jimmy Carr’s Funny Business will be jam-packed with crude jokes, rip-roaring laughter and, of course, the comedian’s famous razor-sharp, ad-libbed wit. Probably not one to take your grandparents to, Carr’s offensive yet charming show will have the audience baying for more.
For tickets and a full, comprehensive itinerary of events, visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival website.