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Edinburgh Fringe Diary: Day 4

Tibetan Book of the Dead the Musical

Tibetan Book of the Dead the Musical

I saw two shows about life yesterday. Specifically, its anxieties with the knowledge it’s all going to end. Both were brilliant. Both were original. And both were very funny. So go see Mark Stephenson in Someone, Somewhere (2.45pm, Royal Mile Tavern, free) and The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Musical (7.20pm, Bar 50, free) for two of the most satisfying experiences of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, but for quite drastically different reasons, even if the theme is the same.

Some other things happened too, including watching a drunk man play Demetrius in an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was meant to be drunk, so it’s okay, and it added a lot to Shitfaced Shakespeare, where the theme is, appropriately, to have one member of the cast consumer a large selection of alcohol for five hours before showtime. Hilarious consequences.

And such is the Fringe, there was also a pleasant half hour watching a Tasmanian play Spanish guitar outside where Chocolate Soup used to be (who would prefer Cashmere to hot chocolate!!!!)

Shows seen so far: Nine. All of them at least ‘good’.

Celebrity spots: None today. Although I did watch some television and there were probably some famous people on there.

Slightly gothy/retro looking girls I’ve fallen in love with: Only one today. I am disappointed.

Scottish indie pop song of the day: Mull Historical Society – Animal Cannabus

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