Edinburgh Festivals

The Edinburgh Festivals can be difficult to navigate so here are some festival events that have been recommended to us as worthwhile. If you would like to recommend a show, comment on a show or write a review please do so using the “leave a reply” field at the foot of the page.

Beg For Me

Underbelly, Bristo Square, Venue 302: 3rd to 29th August, 1pm. Tickets from £7

Against the backdrop of the storming of the US Capitol this show explores themes of misogyny, Alt-Right and digital extremism.

Further details and booking on: Fringe website

Saber Came to Tea

Zoo Southside, Venue 82 (Southside Community Centre): 6th to 7th August, 10.30am. Tickets £10 (concs) or £12, family tickets available

Tells the story of a young Yemeni woman’s defiance of family and social norms in choosing a partner to wed. Play is in Arabic with English Subtitling.

Further details and booking on: Fringe website

From the Heart of the Incident

Zoo Southside, Venue 82 (Southside Community Centre):8th to 9th August, 10.30am. Tickets £10 (concs) or £12, family tickets available

True story of an Edinburgh Ophthalmologist caught up in an MI5 sting in Belfast and subsequently detained without trial for 16 months. The subject of this play remains awaiting trial.

Further details and booking on: Fringe website

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