Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Vintage Lover's Guide to the Fringe - Part 2





Music:
     Carole Kidd Sings Cole Porter - Carole Kidd with Brian Kellock, piano
     "Scotland's First Lady of Jazz... don't miss this relaxed and intimate evening of great music 
     performed by two great artists." 
     The Brunton * Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA * Aug 10: 19:30 (2hrs) £15.50/£13.50

     Christine Bovill's Piaf - Christine Bovill
     "Grown men wept." - EdinburghFestival.org
     The Famous Spiegeltent * 54 George Street, EH2 2LR * Aug 2-3, 8-11, 21-25: 20:30 (1h)
     £17.00/£15.00

     The Gramaphone Jazz Band's Late Night Speakeasy - The Gramophone Jazz Band
     "...sip classic teacup cocktails and enjoy the live music and 78s from the prohibition era."
     Henry's Cellar Bar * 16a Morrison Street, EH3 8BJ * Aug 6, 8, 13, 15, 20: 23:50 (3h) £8.00/£6.00

     The Genius of Jerome Kern - Ensemble
     "Fife operatic group Ensemble presents a magical evening of Kern... showcasing his most famous
     work, Showboat." 
     St Andrews and St Georges West * 13 George Street, EH2 2PA * Aug 25: 19:30 (2hrs)
     £10.00/£8.00

     The Jive Aces - King of the Swingers Tour - The Jive Aces
     "UK's No. 1 jive band and stars of Britain's Got Talent." 
     Assembly George Square * George Square, EH8 9LH * Aug 12: 18:10 (1hr) £10.00

     John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues & Swing -John Hunt & 21st Century Blues Legends
     "Boogie-woogie.   Hunt is a master of the slide guitar." ****(Scotsman)
     The Jazz Bar * 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR * Aug 3, 8, 17, 24: 19:00 (1hr)
     £8.00/£7.00

    Little Jazz Bird -Victoria Bennett
     "...Victoria Bennett has a talent for interpretation and a whimsical approach to melody."
     The Jazz Bar * 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR * Aug 3-4, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24: 16:00 (1hr)
     Aug 15: 20:30 (1hr)  £6.00/£5.00

     Orkney Jazz at the Guildford - Ken Ramage & Friends10th Annual Jazz Jamboree
     ".New Orleans to Dixie to Swing and more."
     The Guildford Arms * 1 West Register Street, EH2 2AA * Aug 2-14: 21:00 (3hrs)   Free
   
     Peter Straker's Brel - Peter Straker
     "...a barnstorming performance covering the songs and life of [Jacques] Brel." *****(Scotsman)
     Assembly Checkpoint * 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY * Aug 1-2: 16:55 (55min) £10.00 Aug 3-6,
     10-11, 16-18, 23-25: 16:55 (55min) £14.00/£13.00 Aug 7-8, 13-15, 15-20, 22-26: 16:55 (55min)
     £13.00/£12.00.    And no, I don't know why the pricing varies so.  I hear he's worth it.
     Aug 15: 20:30 (1hr)  £6.00/£5.00
 
     The Rat Pack - Live - Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook in association with C
     "...Frank, Sammy, and Dean hit the stage with their 12-piece jazz orchestra."
     C * Chambers Street, EH1 1HR * Aug 2, 12, 19, 20: 19:20 (55min) £10.50/£8.50
     Aug 3, 6, 9, 11, 16-18, 23-26: 19:20 (55min) £12.50/£10.50

     Sing Sing Swing - Swing Sensation & Guests
     "A toe-tapping hour of vocals from the era when big band swing was king..."
     St Andrews and St Georges West * 13 George Street, EH2 2PA * Aug 24: 14:30 (1hr) £9.00/£7.00

Musicals:
     The Ivor Novello Story - (by arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.)
     "Ivor Novello captured the ease and diffident charm of the world between the wars.  Cairney's 
     script brings this man of the theatre, and  musician of real worth, to life." 
     St Cuthbert's Parish Church * 5 Lothian Road, EH1 2EP * Aug 12-14: 16:30 (2hrs) £12.00/£10.00

      Keep Smiling Through - Claire Evans
     "A nostalgic look back at the 1940s, evoking memories of the dance hall through the well-loved 
     songs of that era." 
     The Space@Symposium Hall * Hill Square, EH8 9 DR * Aug 3: 16:30 (1hr) £11.00/£8.00
     Aug 7, 13, 15, 19, 21: 16:20 (1hr) 

     The Seven Deadly Sins - A Scottish Opera and Company Chordelia Co-production
     "Kurt Weil and Bertolt Brecht's sassy 1930s satire is a remarkable fusion of opera, 
     dance, and theatre.  Sharp and sexy, this award-winning show embodies the glamour, and
     the desperation of the time." 
     Patterson's Land * 37 Holyrood Road EH8 8AQ * Aug 20-22: 20:00 (45min) £12.50/£10.00
     Aug 21, 23: 12:30 (45min)  £12.50/£10.00

     Sinatra: The Final Curtain - Kingdom Theatre Company
     "With live vocals, the crooner sees his former self as he faces the final curtain." 
     Whitespace * 11 Gayfield Square, EH1 3NT * Aug 9-11, 13-18, 20-24: 20:15
     (1hr 15min) £12.50/£10.00
     Aug 21, 23: 12:30 (45min)  £10.50

Theatre:
     Desdemona, a Play About a Hankerchief - 4Theatre Productions
     "A contemporary twist on Shakespeare's Othello.  Set in the Roaring 20s with live music..." 
     Sweet Grassmarket * Apex International Hotel * 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS *
     Aug 2-11: 16:20 (40min) £8.00/£6.00

      I'll Be Seeing You - Between The Bars
     "A dramatic and poignant insight into life in Cambridge during the Second World War." 
     Paradise in the Vault * 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD * Aug 3-4: 17:25 (1hr 20min) £8.00
     Aug 5-11, 13-18, 20-26: 15:55 (1hr 20min)  £8.00

     The Lady Vanishes - Big Spirit Theatre
     "It's 1936 and Iris Henderson wants to get home to England.   The only thing is, the old lady
     who sits opposite has vanished and Iris has to find out where she is!" 
     Paradise in Augustine's * 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL * Aug 20-24: 14:20 (55min) £8.00

     The Lost Gatsby - 8pB Theatre Company
     "In 1926 a silent adaptation of The Great Gatsby was produced by Paramount Pictures, and
     even to this day, all evidence of the production...lost.  Follow 8pB as they delve into the mystery
     of The Lost Gatsby." 
     The Space@Surgeon's Hall * Nicholson Street, EH8 9DW * Aug 12-17: 12:55 (1hr) £8.00/£6.00

     Our Friends, The Enemy - Alex Gwyther
     "Christmas, 1914:  Allied and German soldiers stand opposite one another.  What follows
     are some of the most astounding and undocumented stories of the Great War, told through the 
     eyes of one soldier." 
     The Space@Surgeon's Hall * Nicholson Street, EH8 9DW * Aug 2-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24:
     18:05 (50min) £8.00/£7.00

     Tea at Five - Old Joint Stock Theatre Company
     "...Matthew Lombardo's stage adaptation of fiery screen star Katherine Hepburn's memoirs..." 
     The Space@Surgeon's Hall * Nicholson Street, EH8 9DW * Aug 2-3, 5-11, 19-24: 11:05 (50min)
     £7.00/£6.00

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