Puppetry at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The Fringe officially begins on the 1 August and the list of what’s on is, as ever, endless. Happily, the Puppet Centre team has once again combed through the bulky brochure and picked out all the puppetry that’s on offer.

Here’s our list of puppet shows you might want to check out (show – company – venue – dates). You can then find out more about each show on the Fringe website.

If you’re heading to Edinburgh and are a would-be reviewer, we’d love to hear from you. Email us to find out how to join our writing team and get accredited – animationsonline@puppetcentre.org.uk 

CABARET
Boris and Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium – Flabbergast Theatre – Underbelly – 31 July-28 Aug

CHILDREN'S
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – Box Tale Soup – theSpace North Bridge – 1-9 Aug
Celeste's Circus – Faux Theatre – Scottish Storytelling Centre – 31 July-17 Aug
Duck, Death and the Tulip – Little Dog Barking – Summerhall – 1-24 Aug
Human Child – Collapsing Horse – Underbelly – 31 July-24 Aug
Joe's Cautionary Tales – Hungry Wolf – theSpace@Surgeon's Hall – 18-23 Aug
Land of the Dragon Gwlad y Ddraig – PuppetSoup – Zoo – 1-25 Aug
The Man Who Planted Trees – Puppet State Theatre Company – Scottish Storytelling Centre – 1-17 Aug
Mildred and the Midnight City – HookHitch Theatre – Pleasance Courtyard – 30 July-25 Aug
Monster School Goes West – West Anchorage High School – Pilrig Studio – 4-8 Aug
Peter Pan – The American High School Theatre Festival – Church Hill Theatre – 15-18 Aug
Pips and Panda in Magicland – Purves Puppets – South Leith Church Halls – 30 July-12 Aug
Pips and Panda Meet the Three Bears – Purves Puppets – South Leith Church Halls – 30 July-12 Aug
Princess Taz and the Fearsome Forest – OddFlock / PBH's Free Fringe – Café Camino – 2-16 Aug
Red Riding Hood – Horse + Bamboo Theatre – Scottish Storytelling Centre – 31 July-17 Aug
The Sad Story of the Sun and the Moon – Fourth Monkey Theatre Company – theSpace North Bridge – 11-16 Aug
Tony and Mike - The Country Owl and the City Squirrel – Tom Frankland and Laura Mugridge –Summerhall – 1-24 Aug
Under the Erl Tree – Turn The Key Productions – theSpace@Surgeon's Hall – 18-23 Aug
Whimsical Grimm – International Collegiate Theatre Festival – theSpace@Surgeon's Hall – 4-9 Aug

COMEDY
Bears in Space – Collapsing Horse – Underbelly – 6-10 & 12-24 Aug
Knightmare Live - Level 2 – Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent – Pleasance Courtyard – 30 July-24 Aug
Nina Conti - Work in Progress – PBJ Management – Assembly Roxy – 30 July- 17 Aug
And So Am I – Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Gilded Balloon – 30 July- 24 Aug

DANCE, PHYSICAL THEATRE & CIRCUS
In Time – Caixa do Elefante – New Town Theatre – 5-24 Aug
Invisible Cage - Free – Heart Hitting Theatre – Café Camino – 2-7 Aug
L'Enfant Qui… – T1J – Institut francais d'Ecosse – 6-24 Aug

MUSICALS & OPERA
Avenue Q – Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group – Paradise in Augustines – 2-10 Aug
Avenue Q (School Edition) – Gordonstoun School – C, Chambers Street – 31 July-19 Aug

THEATRE
Burger Van – Tim Hopkins & Sh!t Theatre / La Favorita Freestival – Phones 4U – 1-25 Aug
Casting the Runes – Box Tale Soup – theSpace on the Mile – 1-23 Aug
Cirque Tsuki: Feast – ImmerCity presents the Three Rings of Cirque Tsuki – C nova - India Buildings – 30 July-25 Aug
A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales – Transforum Theatre - Kent State University – Greenside – 18-23 Aug
Dr Longitude's Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie – Les Enfants Terribles – Pleasance Courtyard – 30 July-25 Aug
Feral – Tortoise in a Nutshell / Show and Tell / Cumbernauld Theatre – Underbelly – 14-24 Aug
The Hive – The Human Zoo Theatre Company – Pleasance Dome – 30 July-25 Aug
In the Surface of a Bubble – Surface of a Bubble – Zoo – 1-25 Aug
Light – Theatre Ad Infinitum – Pleasance Dome – 30 July-25 Aug
Paradise Lost – Paul Van Dyck – Gryphon@WestEnd – 1-16 Aug
Sleeping Beauty – Cie Akselere – Institut francais d'Ecosse – 1-25 Aug

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
James II – National Theatres of Great Britain and Scotland – Festival Theatre – 10-21 Aug
Ubu and the Truth Commission – Handspring – Royal Lyceum Theatre – 28-30 Aug

Credits

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 1-25 August 2014.

Quotes

The Puppet Centre team has once again combed through the bulky brochure and picked out all the puppetry that’s on offer on this year's Ed Fringe.


Additional Info

If you’re heading to Edinburgh and are a would-be reviewer, we’d love to hear from you. Email to find out how to join our writing team – animationsonline @puppetcentre.org.uk

Links

www.edfringe.com