Here's a look at what is coming up at Venue 317 this year!
Aug 27-28 // 15:00, 16:30, 19:00, 20:30
World premiere of Gabriel McDerment's new mental-health work! As Andrea, a high school senior, fights through the daunting US college application process, she experiences the mental-health strain that affects so many students. The cast, a mix of university students from NYU and other NYC-area schools, is honoured to present an element of the current youth mental-health crisis that has impacted them so much. At their Fringe debut, this cast invites you to step into Andrea's world and witness not only their mental-health struggle, but the hope they have found together.
Cosi Fan Tutte
Aug 17-20 // 19:00
Downtown Edinburgh, 2023. Two brothers place a bet on the fidelity of their girlfriends. They leave town, returning disguised as foreign celebrities and woo their lovers. Will the women be tricked into revealing their feminine fickleness? They are thrown into disarray and tested to their limit. First steadfast, then questioning, always aware that everyone is watching. Aria Alba presents Mozart’s high-energy farce, reimagined for contemporary audiences. The bar is set for the sublime and the ridiculous and we observe deception, hypocrisy and infidelity accompanied by glorious music. We are left asking ‘is everyone like this?’
Aug 9, 16, 23 // 20:00
Want to experience the very best Scottish ceilidh dancing with one of Scotland's leading modern ceilidh bands? Haggis Ceilidhs will give you the opportunity to experience an interactive, fun, authentic and energetic ceilidh in Scotland's capital city. There will be no better way to embrace Scotland's party culture than to dance the night away to the Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band. Get your tickets now and don't miss out!
Journey of Love
Aug 8 // 19:00
MTO Zendeh Delan's Journey of Love, inspired by the Sufi allegory of Leyla and Majnun, is an enchanting blend of modern Sufi music and the graceful motions of Sama. The presentation takes the audience on a journey of spiritual love and longing. The Sama accompanied by live music played on traditional Sufi instruments and modern Western instruments, creates a mesmerising atmosphere that immerses the audience in the tale of the two lovers. Journey of Love is a beautiful tribute to the depth and beauty of Sufism and a true celebration of love.
Kings and Queens
Aug 16-22, 24-26 // 14:00
A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers. Fringe sell out 2022! Professional violinist and cellist perform up close and personal – enjoyable for the whole family. A selection of music, some familiar from the classical repertoire, a traditional story and instruments provided to join in with well known songs to finish!
Siren Songs: Jacqui Dankworth in Concert
Aug 4-6, 11-13 // 20:00
Join renowned vocalist Jacqui Dankworth for an unforgettable evening of music, with classic songs by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Jacques Brel, Burt Bacharach, Ewan MacColl and many others. Jacqui Dankworth MBE is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK today. 'In all her incarnations, she exhibits a subtle control of dynamics and a voluptuous tonal richness that seems to make almost any material sound special.' (John Fordham, Guardian). 'One of our finest singers, regardless of category' (Clive Davis, Sunday Times).
Soft Shoe Skiffle Band
Aug 21-22 // 19:00
Back at the Fringe again after a gap of a few years for another trip down memory lane. Hear again hits from the 50s and 60s like: Putting on the Style, Tom Dooley, Singing the Blues, My Old Man's a Dustman, Nobody's Child, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour and more, with some folk songs like: Wild Mountain Thyme, Wild Rover, and Dirty Old Town; a bit of fun and a great night out.
Songs of the Mediterranean
Aug 10 // 19:30
A journey from Greece to Spain through art song. Spanish tenor Aitor Sorozabal and Croatian pianist Kristina Kebet present a programme featuring Manuel de Falla's famous Siete Canciones Populares and a selection of songs by Paolo Tosti among other hidden gems of the repertoire. Aitor's powerful and rich tenor voice and Kristina's crisp and elegant playing have already won over the hearts of audiences in Brussels where they reside. Join them for the first time at the Fringe as they bring to life all the passion, delicacy and beauty of these sun-drenched melodies!
Wriggle Around the World
Aug 16-19, 21-22, 24-26 // 10:30
A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers. Fringe sell out 2022! Professional violinist and cellist perform up close and personal – enjoyable for the whole family. A selection of music, some familiar from the classical repertoire, story of the Gingerbread man and instruments provided to join in with well known songs to finish!