Hiighlights of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 programme

The Scotsman / Brian Ferguson


Shows inspired by the “Me Too” movement against sexual harassment and assault, the looming prospect of Brexit, spiralling gun ­violence and race relations tensions in America during the Trump era, and digital identity theft will be staged during this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Pussy Riot, the Russian art collective who famously fell foul of Vladimir Putin’s regime six years ago, will be in residency at Summerhall arts centre, which will be exhibiting work by Yoko Ono. Its programme also includes a series of plays inspired by the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service, including Jeremy Weller’s Where It Hurts, which draws from the testimony of real-life residents, carers and health professionals in the city.