Fringe Festival shows coming to macbob

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost half way through its run of the festival!  Eventhough we are not based in Edinburgh all of us at the macrobert have loveddiscussing our jaunts through to the capital; what were the hits, what the misses were and what fun we had at the festival.

The Fringe is a chance for many performers to kick off their shows and preview them to the world before going on tour. If you haven’t checked out our new live brochure you will see that a couple of festival acts are actually performing their Edinburgh show at the macrobert, So if you don’t have the time or money to go see some of the great performances in Edinburgh then now there is no excuse as a few will be right here on your doorstep very soon.

Ewan Donald and Harry Ward by Laurence Winram

The Not So Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo by Vox Motus performing at the Traverse has received rave reviews so far. The Stage stamped it as a ‘Must See’, while The Scotsman gave it 4 stars. Inspired by an incredible true story, multi-award winning company Vox Motus present a pitch dark comedy, featuring a host of eccentric characters, original live music and stunning design. A frozen body found in a woodshed wreaks havoc in the local community, forcing them to confront questions of science, faith and immortality.  The Not So Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo features at the macrobet on the 18th September.

For the kids, White, has being doing incredibly well. It has just won a Herald Angel award at the Fringe. Herald Angels are awarded to the best of the festival’s performers, venues and backstage crew who have managed to impress The Herald’s distinguished panel of arts critics. The show has also been receiving 5 star reviews, especially from the festival magazine who said; ‘The play’s call to celebration of life in all its rich, multi-coloured glory is both unforced and deeply moving’. High praise indeed for a children’s show about two men who spend their day performing simple tasks in their perfectly white & clean world. White runs from 8th-24th December at the macrobert and is for 0-4 years and their families.

However, if you prefer a bit of comedy then look no further than regular Fringe performer, Danny Bhoy, who comes to the macrobert on the 28th September with his unique brand of laid back humour and story telling. He has been receiving 3 star reviews for his show; By Royal Disappointment. Chortle commented on their favourite moment of the show; ‘we love him most when he reveals his weaknesses, relatively small though they be. His humble recounting of foot-in-mouth moments when he met comedy royalty (Matt Damon) or the real deal (The Queen) are made funnier by his milking the embarrassment of what might be considered relatively minor faux pas’. Bhoy’s humour is observational and it often involves his own experiences as an international comedian.

Come along & check out one of these amazing shows when they come to the macrobert before it’s too late. See what all the critics have been raving about! As before we know it will be a year on and these performers will be performing a brand new show for the Fringe.

For more information or to book call our lovely box office staff on 01786 466666.


About macrobert
macrobert arts centre offers an exciting programme of events that welcomes everyone. Choose from a fantastic programme of live events including theatre, dance and music. There is also a full cinema programme with films showing to suit all ages and tastes. There are lots of fun activities for children and young people: creative factories, supervised arts and craft sessions in treehouse, tailor made birthday parties, and youth theatre and dance groups. TICKETS AND INFORMATION LINE 01786 466666 You can also follow macrobert on Facebook , Twitter and Bebo. For special offers and to get all the macrobert news first, sign up for our weekly e-bulletin via

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