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What Not To Miss - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Updated: Jul 6, 2022

This year Edinburgh Festival Fringe has started! What a month it's going to be too with a variety of cabaret, musicals, comedy and much more. I was lucky to have witnessed firsthand some of the incredible, funny, and talented acts performing until the 27th of August. Here's some to look out for.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Assembly ©MDHarding

What Not To Miss - Edinburgh Festival - Fringe

Assembly Festival Gala Launch at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

There are over 200 shows as part of this year's Assembly Festival alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Taking place annually in August since founded by William Burdett-Coutts in 1981.

At this year's Assembly Festival Gala Launch 13 acts performed and what a great lineup it was! These included Briefs - Close Encounters, Jonny Woo's All-Star Brexit Cabaret, Le Gateau Chocolat - Icons, Lady Rizo - Red, White & Indigo, The 7 Fingers - Reversible, Wrenne - I Said Yes To Everything, Gandini Juggling - * Songs, Jess Robinson - No Filter, Tom Flanagan - Kaput, Casus - You & I, Yana Alana - Between the Cracks, Terry Alderton: The Musical, Choir of Man. They were all brilliant, with something for everyone! Which performance will you go to see?

Briefs - Close Encounters

2nd - 26th August Assembly Hall - Main Hall

They've come from the future to test the limits of masculinity and decency with their iconic brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy. Expect interstellar aerials, incredible artistry, sharp social commentary and warp-speed strippers from outer space.