Three To See tips from Edinburgh Festival 2016


Ahead of each Edinburgh Festival, ThreeWeeks Editor Caro Moses works her way through all the programmes and a flood of press releases, chats to those in the know and revisits the ThreeWeeks archives, to select a stack of incoming shows that are definitely worth checking out. We then present these tips in helpful sets of three.

Once the festival is underway, the ThreeWeeks team continue to tip top shows and events with a daily Three To See. You can read those here, or get them via email by signing up to the ThreeWeeks Daily.

Three To See on 28 Aug: The Ruby In The Smoke, Bethany Black, We Are Ian
Three To See on 27 Aug: Adler & Gibb, E15, Doug Segal
Three To See on 26 Aug: Brush Theatre, I Who Have Hands More Innocent, Jayde Adams
Three To See on 25 Aug: Hamlet In Bed, Annie Siddons, Guitar Multiverse
Three To See on 24 Aug: The Marked, Lucy McCormick, Aunty Donna
Three To See on 23 Aug: Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, Revolt, A Good Clean Heart
Three To See on 22 Aug: Grimm An Untold Tale, The Lounge, Knightmare Live
Three To See on 21 Aug: Superwomen Of Science, Angel by Henry Naylor, The Blind Date Project
Three To See on 20 Aug: Mark Watson, Sh!t Theatre, Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Game Shows
Three To See on 19 Aug: Lucy Porter, The Unknown Soldier, Lolly 2
Three To See on 18 Aug: Susan Calman, Mercury Fur, John Robertson
Three To See on 17 Aug: Brendon Burns, Barrowlandballet,  AAA Batteries (Not Included)
Three To See on 16 Aug: Mark Thomas, Glasgow Girls, Royal Vauxhall
Three To See on 15 Aug: Rose Matafeo, zazU, Alix In Wundergarten
Three To See on 14 Aug: Gideon Irving, The Glass Menagerie, Two Man Show
Three To See on 13 Aug: Baby Wants Candy, All Quiet On The Western Front, Mark Thomas
Three To See on 12 Aug: Mairi Campbell, This Is Not Culturally Significant, Trainspotting
Three To See on 11 Aug: Poggle, Finding Joy, Tomorrow Maybe
Three To See on 10 Aug: Sofie Hagen, Pierre Novellie, Ghost Quartet
Three To See 2016: Stand-up poetry
Three To See 2016: Dance shows
Three To See 2016: Concerts a bit more classical or traditional
Three To See 2016: Marvellous magic
Three To See 2016: New musicals
Three To See 2016: Arty things
Three To See 2016: Political events
Three To See 2016: Booky events
Three To See 2016: Circus shows
Three To See 2016: Gigs of a contemporary kind
Three To See 2016: Fringe shows for children
Three To See 2016: US comedy imports
Three To See 2016: Scottish Comedians
Three To See 2016: Shows that are something unusual
Three To See 2016: Shows with twins
Three To See 2016: Shows with parental involvement
Three To See 2016: Operas
Three To See 2016: Unlikely topics for comedy
Three To See 2016: Non-Fringe treats for children
Three To See 2016: Top cabaret shows
Three To See 2016: Shows with funny facts
Three To See 2016: Anniversary celebrators
Three To See 2016: Musicians gone theatrical