The Perfect Day #5

Feeling overwhelmed by the thousands of shows on offer? Let Fest plan your perfect day at the Fringe

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Aaron Crow
Published 17 Aug 2019



3 Bristo Place

It’s not listed as one of “25 coolest restaurants in Britain” by The Times for nothing. Whether you’re after a light bite and a coffee or something more substantial, Checkpoint has got you covered.

2pm – 3pm

The Beautiful Game

ZOO Playground

Exploring the highs and lows of football fandom through dance, The Beautiful Game is a joyous nostalgia trip. Even if you aren’t a footie fan, you’ll get a kick out of its buzzing '90s soundtrack.

3.45pm – 4.45pm

Pink Lemonade

Assembly Roxy

Storytelling, spoken word and movement come together in the terrific Pink Lemonade, an experimental solo performance by Mika Johnson about queer identity, racial fetishism and dating.

5.15pm – 6.15pm

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Gilded Balloon Teviot

Laura Lexx’s ability to handle difficult, depressing subject matter with a deft touch is unmatched. Tackling the stuff we’re all worried about—robots, the climate crisis—with a cheeky grin, her new set is a knock-out.


Paradise Palms

41 Lothian St

A lynchpin of Edinburgh’s creative community, you can’t leave Edinburgh without stopping by this funky diner/dive bar/record shop for some great vegetarian and vegan soul food (and a drink, obviously).

9.30pm – 10.30pm

Aaron Crow: FearLess

Assembly Rooms

Is Aaron Crow a genius or a mad man? Watching his new show FearLess, as one dangerous stunt is piled relentlessly on top of another, it’s safe to say the answer is both.