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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 Theatre choice 3 - To Move in Time / Wrestling Mania! / I'm OKfabe / Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana do Commentary and Comedy to Bad Wrestling Matches

To Move in Time
Summerhall
Until August 24, 5.05-6.05pm.

This latest work from Sheffield-based Forced Entertainment moves away from the ensemble work pioneered by one of the UK’s leading live art companies over the last thirty-five years to an intimate monologue penned by company co-founder Tim Etchells and created in partnership with actor Tyrone Huggins, who performs it.

Etchells’ starting point for his unnamed protagonist is to speculate what he’d do if he possessed the power to jump back and forward in time. From initial fantasies of manipulating history to influence both the present and the future or else get rich quick on being able to foresee how things pan out, Etchells and Huggins move away from sci-fi narratives to a dizzying philosophical inquiry into values, priorities, what needs to be cared for in the world and how those values might change, as past, present and future collide.


Wrestling Mania!
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Bar Bados Complex until August 24, 3pm
I’m OKayfabe
Just the Sanctum until August 25, 10pm
Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches!
Monkey Barrel until August 27, 10.20pm

With 1980s women’s wrestling dramady G.L.O.W. back on Netflix, there is not one-ah, not two-ah, but three-ah grunt n’ grapple based shows on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. Following An Audience With Gorgeous George a few years back, Wrestling Mania! is performer and wrestling fan Alex Brockie’s latest foray into the squared circle, and focuses on the travails of a novice small-time promoter trying to get a stranglehold on the industry.

I’m OKayfabe sees comic performers Josephine Timmins and Janina Smith getting to grips with notions of female stereotypes as they indulge in some real life body-slams. Finally, as the title suggests, Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Commentary and Comedy to Bad Wrestling Matches sees stand-up Burns and wrestler Cabana wisecrack their way through an hour’s worth of vintage clips of matches made legendary for all the wrong reasons. Seconds out…


The Herald, August 17th 2019

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