August 1, 2018 5 Fringe Theatre Shows We Already Know Are Great The Scotsman / Andrew Eaton-Lewis Dollywould Dollywould, Summerhall, 14-26 August. For a few years now, Sh!t Theatre has been gathering awards and a cult following with work that is sharp, political and, as one reviewer put it, “gleefully scrappy” – a description the London duo seem to regard as a badge of honour. Last year though, they did something unexpected – a show about how much they both love Dolly Parton. Result: a sold out, crossover hit. It’s back this year for a limited run. Love Song To Lavender Menace Love Song To Lavendar Menace, Summerhall, today until 26 August. Make your house a home Find amazing deals on all your home essentials on eBay Sponsored by eBay On paper, James Ley’s play sounds a bit niche – a tribute to a radical gay and feminist bookshop in Edinburgh in the 1980s. In a time before the internet, though, Lavender Menace was a lifeline for anyone who felt at odds with the heterosexual mainstream, and the story Ley tells is a much bigger one, about a struggle for gay rights across several decades. A sold out hit at the Lyceum last year, it’s now getting a full Fringe run as part of the Made In Scotland showcase. Blackout Blackout, Summerhall, today until 16 August Also part of the Made In Scotland showcase, New Room Theatre has constructed a moving, uplifting show from the real experiences of alcoholics.