Fringe 2012 - In A Handbag Darkly, High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland UK
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Are you a fan of Wildian campishness? August, always a mad busy crazy time in Edinburgh, during the festival and fringe, which seems to have grown even bigger than the tattoo and festival. If you can't catch any Oscar Wilde here, then we are in trouble...
As the blurb says:
An impertinent epilogue to "The Importance Of Being Earnest" by Robin Johnson (the writer of Stitched Up).
"There are certain rules for surviving a drawing-room farce. Look over your plans for the next few days. If they are harebrained, reconsider. If a case of humourous mistaken identity arises, politely correct it before it gets out of hand. Resist the temptation to entrust any crucial task to a comic buffoon. Avoid the company of country vicars, austere aunts, village policemen and crossdressers. Do not pretend that a living person is dead or vice versa."
They were on at Space on North Bridge venue 36, 13-25th August 2012, more info at www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/in-a-handbag-darkly
What a super cross-dressing chap!
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, with the 2012 event spanning 25 days totalling over 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. The Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy (which has seen substantial growth in recent years), although dance and music are also represented. In 2012, 36% of shows were comedy and 28% theatrical productions. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece to William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and contemporary works. In 2012, 1,418 shows were having their world premiere.
The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate. The Fringe has often showcased experimental works that might not be invited to a more conservative arts festival. In addition to ticketed, programmed events, the Festival has included a street fair, located primarily on the Royal Mile. The Festival is organized by the Festival Fringe Society, which publishes the programme, sells tickets, and offers advice to performers. Their offices are on the Royal Mile.
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