Stonewall Scotland picks of the Fringe 2014

With the Edinburgh Fringe now upon us, Stonewall Scotland is celebrating the talent of some of our favourite LGBT performers and straight allies!

We'll be updating this page throughout August, so keep your eyes peeled and don't forget to send us your recommendations too! Email info@stonewallscotland.org.uk with your favourites.

 

Loud & Proud on the Fringe

Loud & Proud

Venue: St Cuthbert's Church (Venue 122) ​
Official Website: www.loudandproudchoir.org 
Showing: 23August at 20.30 (Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).
Suitability: Universal

Loud & Proud, Scotland's LGBT choir, performs its annual Fringe concert in support of Scottish HIV and Hepatitis C charity, Waverley Care. Fresh from representing their country at the international Various Voices festival in Dublin, the choir will perform another diverse programme featuring hits from the movies, pop anthems, gospel, Scottish favourites and timeless Irish classics. ‘It is a shame they performed in the Fringe on a one night only basis ... the sold Book now! 

 

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Jesus Queen of heaven

Venue: artSpace@StMarks (Venue 125)
Official Website: www.teatrodomundo.com
Showing: Aug 14-16, 19-23  22:30 (Duration: 1 hour).
Suitability: 16+ Religious themes.

A candlelit, peaceful, meditative end to a hard day on the Fringe. The archbishop of Glasgow called this vision of a transgendered Jesus 'an affront to the Christian faith'. He never saw it. Listen to those who did: 'Queen Jesus reminds us of the purity of sex and pleasure, the importance of empathy. We hold hands, and remember what it means not to be alone'. Jo Clifford's revolutionary and spiritual work reaches the Fringe for the first time since its explosive and controversial 2009 opening. It promises to be very special. Book now! 

 

Black Faggot

Black F

Venue: Assembly Roxy (Venue 139) ​
Official Website: multinesia.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/black-faggot-at-edinburgh-fringe/
Showing: Aug 14-25 17:30 (Duration: 1 hour).
Suitability: 16+ 

It's not easy being young, gay and Samoan - especially when God and your mother are watching. Meet the undercover brother desperate to prove he's straight, an island mama whose beloved son turns out to be queer and a tough Samoan homo who's out, proud and in your face. This runaway hit of the Auckland and Melbourne Fringe Festivals debuts in Edinburgh following sold-out seasons in New Zealand and Australia. Filthy and funny, raw and emotional - Black Faggot will make you laugh, cry and believe in the power of love. Book now! 

 

Susan Calman: Lady Like

Susan Calman

Venue:  Underbelly, Bristo Square (Venue 300) ​
Official Website: www.susancalman.com
Showing: Aug 14, 18-22, 24 18:30 (Duration: 1 hour).
Suitability: 18+

Susan's back at the Fringe with a brand new show. If you've seen her before, Lady Like is a reassuring hour spent with the woman her neighbours call ‘the mad cat lady’. If you don't know who she is, the show will definitely make you feel better about your own life. The show's about a lot of things, but it's best not to spoil the surprise. Comedy from Calman, as seen and heard on QI, The News Quiz, Calman is Convicted, HIGNFY, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You. ‘Confident, compact ... cracking.’ (Evening Standard). Book now! 

 

Craig Hill: Give Him an Inch...

Craig Hill

Venue:  Underbelly, Bristo Square (Venue 300)
Official Website: www.mrcraighill.com/mrcraighill 
Showing: Aug 14-15, 17, 19-25 19:20 (Duration: 1 hour).
Suitability: 16+

'Priceless!' (Scotsman). Strap yourself in for a Craig Hill thrill- a deliciously wicked evening of gloriously camp no-holds-barred comedy and pure, unadulterated fun. 'Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again. It's absolutely hilarious' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Riotously funny!' (Independent). 'Hill had everyone in hysterics... this is one Highland Fling you'll never regret... or forget!' ****½ (Adelaide Advertiser). 'Absolutely hilarious!... A laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... Irresistible' (List). 'Wickedly subversive... Funny, charming and charismatic' (Metro). 'Funny as hell' (Scotland on Sunday). Book now! 


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