The Perfect Day #2

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

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Published 07 Aug 2019

10am – 11am

Islander: A New Musical

Roundabout @ Summerhall

What better way to start your day than a musical with a folk-inspired score? A beautiful tale of friendship set on a fictional Scottish island, Islander: A New Musical is a delicate call for empathy in divided times.


El Cartel Mexicana

15 Teviot Pl

Easily the best Mexican food in Edinburgh, El Cartel Mexicana has a delicious, affordable menu of tacos and antojitos. And a range of delicious cocktails if you’re needing a midday pick-me-up.

1.20pm - 2.20pm


Assembly Roxy

From award-winning Irish writer Margaret Perry, Collapsible is a play about falling apart. Anchored by an understated, remarkable performance from Breffni Holahan, it’s subversive, gutpunching and—somehow—funny.

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Olga Koch: If/Then

Monkey Barrel Comedy

Programmer-turned-comedian and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Olga Koch returns with a feminist investigation into love and technology, in which she burns each point she makes to the ground with a beaut of a punchline. 



49 Forrest Rd

Who doesn’t love pizza? If you’re after a quick bite in between shows, you can’t go wrong with Civerinos. The decor is great—fly-postered walls and marble statues galore—and the food is even better.

9pm – 10pm

Super Sunday

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows

Time to hit the hay? Not before you’ve seen Super Sunday, a recklessly inventive circus that needs to be seen to believed. All we’ll say is that the set-pieces throughout the show just get better and better.