Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe

Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe – Adaptations and Retellings of Classics and Popular Stories

Beauty and the Beast
1st – 11th Aug, 11.10am, Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Dancer, tickets

On his way home through the forest, Beauty’s father picks her a rose from the enchanted palace gardens. That turns out to be a very big mistake… A heartwarming, high-energy retelling of Jeanne Marie de Beaumont’s classic tale about loyalty, bravery and finding friends in surprising places.

Great Grimm Tales
1st – 25th Aug, 11.00am, Underbelly Cowgate, Big Belly, tickets

‘Three nights to save a soul… or the Devil gets his way.’ A desperate man… A last-ditch deal… Some stories never die, and for you the night is just beginning… From the creators of 2018 official sell-out Turn of the Screw, comes a remarkable new adaptation of Grimm’s most delicious tales. Join us for the weird and wicked, horrible and hilarious… Behind the wildest stories hide the darkest truths.

Hyde & Seek
1st – 25th Aug (no show Monday 12th), 11.30am, Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Button, tickets

One performer. Seven characters. 500+ light and sound cues. No technician. In a long-abandoned theatre, a former stage-doorman, Albert, confesses the untold story of Dr Jekyll… and Mr Hyde. Electromagnets, projection and 18 domestic, colour-changing lightbulbs, all triggered invisibly by one performer employing a system that would make the average Victorian illusionist gawk. Fast-paced, intimate and lavishly visual storytelling: a vaudevillian ghost story expanding on the world of a gothic classic. There will be puppets, there will be songs, there will be technical wizardry and, of course, there will be danger…

Mr. Men and Little Miss On Stage
1st – 25th Aug (no show Monday 12th), 11.00am, Underbelly George Square, Udderbelly, tickets

Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show! For almost 50 years, Mr. Men and Little Misses have brought joy to millions of children all over the world through self-expression, colour, simplicity and humour. Featuring Mr. Bump, Little Miss Splendid, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Inventor and many more, Happyland bursts to life in a series of colourful and timeless stories told through puppetry and music.

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Urusla the Sea Witch
31st July – 26th Aug (no show Wednesday 14th), 6.55pm, Underbelly Bristo Square, Ermintrude, tickets

Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. But who is the woman behind the tentacles? From the multi award-winning Fat Rascal Theatre, creators of sell-out hit musicals Buzz and Vulvarine, comes the untold story of Ursula the sea witch. It’s time to take the plunge as we reveal what really happened under the sea, in a tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers. A musical parody.

Author: Koolyst

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