Adam Gwon’s song cycle Ordinary Days is both witty and captivating. You meet four characters all with their own quirks and flaws, so no matter who you are, there’s someone to relate to. It’s a show that teaches you about the power of kindness and how meeting one person, if it’s the right person, can impact your life in the best way.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 14th to 18th August TIME: 10.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 10 mins
LA comedian Julian Stern (Fringe 2022’s Absolute Friendship, McSweeney’s, Maxim Magazine, FuseTV) returns with an hour of stand-up and musical comedy about obsessive joy’s perseverance over irrational fear. Last year’s audiences called Absolute Friendship: ‘Must-see!’, ‘Brilliant!’, ‘Heartfelt and thoughtful!’, ‘An absolute blast!’, ‘So much fun!’, and ‘Can’t-miss!‘
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 13th August TIME: 22.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrols at Harvard Law School tries to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. This musical is a fast-paced and energetic look at one girl’s determination not to be taken for granted, exploring how most things can be achieved in life if you apply yourself. A great show, a great cast, and some fantastic song and dance numbers – a show for all the family!
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 11.25 SHOW DURATION: 2 hours 25mins
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of revenge, set in post-Napoleonic France, is reworked as a powerful and dynamic rock opera. We begin amidst Edmond’s imprisonment and follow his escape and transformation into the Count of Monte Cristo. He plots and studies his enemies, those responsible for his false arrest and 14 years in jail. Will vengeance destroy his soul, or will he be able to escape his own terrible thirst for revenge?
SHOW DETAILS: VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 18.45 SHOW DURATION: 55 mins
1888: a string of brutal murders terrorises the residents of Whitechapel in London. The detective in charge begins to suspect someone close, but who? He is ignored by his peers, he is determined to bring the Ripper to justice. As the body count rises, he begins to question his own sanity as he spirals deeper and deeper into the mind of the world’s most notorious killer. The blood is on whose hands? Step behind the knife and find out from the Ripper!
VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Stage DATES: 5th to 27th August TIME: 19.10
Avenue Q is the puppet-based musical following the people who live on the worst street in the world. This brilliantly funny musical is brought to life by its talented cast as they tell each of their stories. Follow Kate Monster and Princeton as they fall in and out of love and interact with a host of other puppets and live performers, as we find out what really motivates and drives these characters. Be it love and honour or porn and money, this classic musical has it all in abundance. A must-see for Fringe-goers.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 16.10 SHOW DURATION: 2 hours 15 mins
A jukebox musical of what life was like for Jim growing up in 70s Edinburgh. Lots of laughs and tears from this fantastic cast and production. 11 years of sell-outs can’t be wrong. His story takes us to the school disco, the playground, New Year at his granny’s, the primary 1’s nativity play and also what went on behind the bike sheds! Told through music, scenes and narration this story that will have you laughing and crying in equal amounts, it’s a must for Edinburgh locals and festival goers.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 20.10 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 10 mins
Everyone knows about the code-breaking genius of Alan Turing, but behind the mathematical genius lay a man of great passion. Through his work, he was hailed a hero. But privately, his life was a torment of desire.
With sublime melodies, this uplifting and thought-provoking new musical delves into Turing’s youthful love of Christopher Morcom and how this shaped his life.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 14.10 SHOW DURATION: 1hour 30 mins
This musical is based on the concept album by Green Day and centres around Jonny, Tunny and Will as they fight to get out of their boring, mundane lives. This talented cast brings the musical to life. The boys leave Jingletown and head for the bright lights. There they find love, drugs and violence but no answers to their problems. This gritty hard-hitting musical has the best tunes ever and it explodes onto the stage driven by its vibrant, talented cast as they bring these characters to life. A must-see for fans of Green Day
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 21.40 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 45mins