Adelaide Picks

Fest Magazine's Adelaide edition reviewed some great shows in the southern hemisphere earlier this year, and now you can catch them in Edinburgh

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Men with Coconuts
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Published 21 Jul 2019

Children’s

Jelly or Jam

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, 3–4 & 10–11 Aug, 12pm

What we said: "It was good, it was beautiful. It was sweet. It was very jelly."

Comedy

The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange

Heroes @ The Hive, 1–25 Aug, not 13, 8:40pm

What we said: "The Establishment have an unrivalled charm as well as unpredictable comedy."

Men with Coconuts

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, 31 Jul–26 Aug, 5:30pm

What we said: "Men with Coconuts act with gleeful spontaneity, leaning into missteps and weaponising the inevitable chaos of unplanned dialogue."

Two Little Dickheads: Kapow!

Just the Tonic, The Charteris Centre, 1–25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 10:40pm

What we said: "If the world were ending, it would be a joy to spend the last hours with these lovely dickheads."

Theatre

Chameleon 

ZOO Playground, 5–26 Aug, not 13, 7:15pm

What we said: "Plummer is a serious purveyor of social change intent on achieving her goal with perfected physical comedy."

The Long Pigs

Assembly Roxy, 1–25 Aug, not 7, 12, 19, 7:30pm

What we said: "It's a theatrically meaty piece of physical theatre, where every laugh is undercut by a sense of morbid unease."

Umbrella Man 

Summerhall, 31 July–25 Aug, not 7, 12, 20, 10am

What we said: "Umbrella Man draws you in like a warm blanket. The performance is rich and memorable, but it's the layered storytelling that leaves a lasting impression."