DAY 7: Clog-Dancing, Chap-Hop & Crayola!

We have the coolest venues in town – in both senses! – so beat the heat & join us today, the magnificent day 7! And as you decide what to see, read some of the coverage of this year’s Fringe, from Reading IndiesExplore RDG & Independent Reading.


Ahead of tomorrow’s Conversation With Trees concert, folk star Hannah James offers a free clog-dancing workshop & film screeningat MERL, which is also the venue for HARTMANNMUELLER: In Danger. German indie band Parakeets play the first of two gigs tonight from 7pm at The Oracle Riverside, while chap-hop legend Professor Elemental makes a welcome return. Teenage tenor Thomas Cameron brings his ANight at the Musicalsshow to the Minster while the Three Guineas is comedy central, with podcast It Just So Happenedand stand-up show Trying To Be Good. Reggae singer-guitarist Brushy One Stringis at the Purple Turtle while over at After Dark we have A Very Crayola Fringe Show with the year’s cover star, followed by Old Skool Art Battle!

The Mariner’s Song, Saturday, 5.30pm
Writer-performer Rajan Sharma invites you to brave the elements, sail stormy waters and embark upon this visceral spoken word voyage through the ages; climb aboard as he navigates life experience, family history & ancient myth, in a daring quest to discover our place in the infinite Cosmos. Book tickets

Throwaway! Saturday, 8pm
Puppetry, storytelling & classical theatre blend in this improvised show from Der Andre Teatret, one of Europe’s leading fringe theatres based on stuff the audience is throwing away. Book tickets

Total Eclipse: ‘In a moment my mum is going to step out of the moon’, Friday, 9pm
Lily & Paco’s relationship is in crisis after having both lost their mothers. They arrive to the top of a mountain in anticipation of a total lunar eclipse.
“From tear-jerking sadness to belly laugh absurdity, this is an uplifting piece of theatre. Finer performances would be hard to find in this masterclass of physical theatre. The audience were rapturous in their applause for a show that is as well-crafted as it is sincere, as moving as it is inspiring. Brilliant!” Broadway Baby★★★★★ Book tickets