17:00, Belly Laugh @ Underbelly Cowgate
Two girls (average height of 5′ 7”) once decided they could probably stand each other enough to be a double act. They were 37% right. So they’ve made a show of their sketches. And themselves. Fast-paced, irreverent and silly, the sketches are sharply observed and often absurd. Topics covered – is Stern an interesting person? No. Will she ever be? Yes or no. Are they better off alone? Maybe. Are they more interesting together? Probably not. The show mainly contains humour and gut-wrenchingly sad bits.
17:10, Delhi Belly @ Underbelly Cowgate
This year, millions watched an ex-English teacher defeat a teenage grime artist in a rap battle. But it’s a lot more complicated than that. Mark Grist (Dead Poets) has been walking the fine line between stupidity and bravery. Mid-recession, he quit his teaching job to embark on a series of challenges, leading him to become ‘an internet sensation’ (Sun) and ‘unlikely heart-throb’ (Guardian). But when teachers expressed concern about having him in to meet the kids, Mark began to wonder if in all the excitement he’d left himself behind.
12:00, Iron Belly @ Underbelly Cowgate
Eddie is a bad lad. He wants to be good. Can he change his destiny and find true love? Disturbing and heart-breaking, Razing Eddie takes an unrelenting look at 21st-century culture and how a moment of madness can make or break a young life. This explosive and provocative new play explores casual violence, broken hearts, family loyalty and restless ghosts.
14:50, Iron Belly @ Underbelly Cowgate
Chapel Street arrives in Edinburgh and its inhabitants, Joe and Kirsty, are out on the night of their lives. Crackling with energy and dripping with humour, this is a hilarious and heart breaking two-hander that takes on a deep resonance in Cameron’s Broken Britain.