Perfect Day #2

There's a lot of shows to see. Let Fest help you by planning a perfect day at the Fringe.

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Briefs: Close Encounters
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Published 08 Aug 2018

Baba Budan 

1 Cranston St


Looking to fuel up for the day with a damn fine cup of coffee? You can’t go wrong with Baba Budan. Conveniently located across the road from Waverley, this modern café has made its home in the historical Arches. Doughnuts are their speciality, coming in a host of exciting flavours and combinations.


CanadaHub @ King's Hall in association with Summerhall

12:30pm – 1:40pm

A powerful exploration of pervasive misogyny, anchored by a phenomenally unsettling performance by Adam Lazarus, this show made waves in Canada for its blunt depiction of toxic masculinity and now it’s ready to leave its mark on Edinburgh. Not for the faint of heart.


Pleasance Courtyard

3:15pm – 4:15pm

A coming-of-age love story set in the Suffolk countryside, Songlines rides a wave of gentleness and empathy for teenage awkwardness. Led by two fantastic debut performances, and backed by live music from award-winning folk group Trills, Tallulah Brown’s play is witty and wistful.

Paradise Palms

41 Lothian St


A lynchpin of Edinburgh’s creative community, you can’t leave Edinburgh without stopping by this veggie diner/dive bar/performance space/record shop for some great soul food (and a drink, obviously). There’s also plenty on offer for vegans. Make sure you try the buffalo cauliflower.

Briefs: Close Encounters

Assembly Hall

7:15pm – 8:30pm

Love, dance and scantily clad Australians – what more could you want? Boylesque with a political edge, Close Encounters combines dazzling costumes, spectacular choreography, and top-notch set design for a show that feels as essential as it does enjoyable. Also, trust us – you’ll want to enter the raffle.

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

Pleasance Courtyard

9:45pm – 10:45pm

A fantastically confident—and hilarious—debut, this set is an invigorating blast of late-night laughs. Her mother, her body, and her birth are all on the table as Snedden gives a whistle-stop tour of her life. An impressive finale justifies the newcomer’s bulletproof self-belief.