Best of the Southside: Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO in August

The List

The Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO join forces once again to highlight the best theatre, dance, music and more taking place across all three venues. From jaw-dropping circus to performances for the little ones, you can expect to find something to suit all tastes via this exciting collaboration. With so much to choose from all over Fringe, why not let the Southside venues be your guides?

Riot Days

With their specifically feminist retort to patriarchal power in Putin’s Russia, Pussy Riot have become one of the most important voices of the last 10 years. Riot Days merges punk, electronica, theatre, documentary footage and protest.
Summerhall, 10–19 Aug, 7pm (3hr), £17.50


The Flop

The creators of Fringe 2016 hit Meet Fred team up with clown supremos Spymonkey, to present The Flop, an anarchic, hilarious slice of stupidity, with live music and unfeasibly large wigs. Can a cast of total idiots save a show about a flop… from being one?
Summerhall, 3–26 Aug (not 13, 20), 4.55pm (1hr), £6 Previews, £12/£8


Love Song to Lavender Menace

Nostalgic bookseller Lewis and party-boy Glen are back in this hit gay romantic comedy set in 1980s Edinburgh. Love Song is a funny, celebratory play about the radical, lesbian, gay and feminist bookshop which began in the cloakroom of Scotland’s first gay nightclub and became the beating heart of Edinburgh’s LGBT+ community.
Summerhall, 1–26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 12.55pm (1hr15), £7 Previews, £12/£10