August is just around the corner and for many that can only mean one thing...festival time.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 kicks off on August 7 and thousands of people will be heading to the capital during the month to enjoy theatre, dance, music and comedy.
And entertaining the crowds will be a clutch of talented Fifers. They can be found in every arts category at the Fringe, so here’s our guide to the Fifers on ther fringe ...
The David Latto Band (Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s) – Hot from touring Europe this band bring their unique celtic-tinged Americana to the Fringe for the first time for two performances.
Inverkeithing Community Big Band (St Andrew’s and St George’s West) – An afternoon of classic tunes from Count Basie to Maynard Ferguson with Benita Baugh, Tom Marshall and guest Richard Ingham.
Kingdom Singers (St Cuthbert’s Church) – Dunfermline-based choir returns to the festival for its 21st anniversary year. Programme consists of Scottish songs and show tunes.
Young Classical Artists (The Edinburgh Academy) – Part of the Fife Youth Arts Hub at the Fringe programme, this is a varied evening recital programme from Fife’s most talented young classical performers.
Archie Fisher (Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s) – One of Scotland’s best known folk singers.
Musicals and Opera
Dean Martin and Friends (Christmas Special) – Kingdom Theatre Company (theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall) – Join Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra recording their lavish Christmas TV special. From the company that brought you ‘Sinatra - The Final Curtain’.
Into the Woods – YMTS (The Edinburgh Academy) – Part of the Fife Youth Arts Hub programme, this is a fractured fairytale that reminds us that children will always listen.
Madame Butterfly – Opera Bohemia (St Andrew’s and St George’s West) – A cast of some of the finest young opera singers bring Cio-cio San’s heartbreaking tale to life.
Thirteen (13) – YMTS (The Edinburgh Academy) – A grown-up story about growing up.
And Then I See You... – Collision (The Edinburgh Academy) – Part of the FifeYouth Arts Hub programme. This Buckhaven theatre group focus on a group of young people asking themselves and asking each other when it all ends what do you do?
Fife Youth Arts Hub Fringe Picks (The Edinburgh Academy) – Enjoy this varied programme of individual performances from groups creating work with and for children and young people across Fife.
A Face That Fits – Moon Fly Theatre (theSpace@Surgeon’s Hall) – Written by Kinghorn student Sean Langtree, this Fringe debut production is a coming of age story that deals with the clashes of two different generations.
Daniel Sloss (Venue150@EICC) – The East Wemyss comedian returns to the Fringe with his new show ‘Dark’ following seven sell out years at the festival. As well as the regular show, he is also doing an extra six extra shows, late nights on the weekends.
For full details of performances visit www.edfringe.com