This year’s line-up has many events focused on the War on Terror:
Guardians — The Mahwaff Theatre Company imagines day-to-day life at Abu Ghraib.
Snuff — The Arches Theatre Company dramatizes the War on Terror in Scotland.
Manifest Destiny — A musical depicting a love story within Al-Qaeda, by Daniel X Opera.
Terrorist The Musical — Bad Penny Theatre takes a light-hearted look at the subject.
Me and Hitler — New York’s Andrew J. Lederer presents a comic examination of the Bush administration. There’s also Cage — a tale of domestic violence featuring a fresh carcass being cut up in front of the audience, a musical about the Yorkshire Ripper called Murder in the Heart and a dizzyingly wide range of experiences on offer (of which theatre takes up 37%).
The press release estimates that it would take five years, three months and twenty-five days to see every performance back-to-back. As there’ll be another festival along in just one year, it might be wise to select preferred events at www.edfringe.com.
Tickets go on sale June 13; visit the website or call (0)131 226 0000 for more details.