Three To See on 22 Aug: Grimm An Untold Tale, The Lounge, Knightmare Live
By ThreeWeeks Editorial | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016
Three to see at the Edinburgh Festival tomorrow…
Grimm: An Untold Tale | Underbelly Cowgate | 12.30pm
We begin with a recommended show from the theatre programme. “This is a story about stories, but one that doesn’t get bogged down in self-indulgent meta-commentary; rather, it explores the stories of the real women who provided the brothers Grimm with their tales”, explains our reviewer. The cast maintain “a tight grip on the audience’s attention and emotions”.
The Lounge | Summerhall | 3.25pm
More theatre now, and ‘The Lounge’ in which “performers deliver a menagerie of characters through expert physicality”. Says our reviewer: “As the actors make liquid shifts from young to old it’s hard to resist harrowing moments of realisation, about mortality, and about the need for revolution, a ‘silver rising’ in the care industry”.
Knightmare Live: The Game Has Changed | Pleasance Dome | 7.00pm (pictured)
And finally, fast becoming a Fringe institution, it’s the latest round of ‘Knightmare Live’. “Brendan Murphy plays fantastical characters on and off the stage”, says our reviewer, “with voices and an energy that reduced more than one audience game player to helpless giggles”.