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Our best picks from this year's Edinburgh Fringe

Shows, shows, shows!

With literally countless shows taking place at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, we've picked our favourites and gathered all the info into one neat and tidy package. We're nice like that...

Circa - Beyond. As we’ve come to expect from Circa, incredible acrobatic skill, beautiful routines (and drop dead gorgeous bodies too - phwoar).

Ben Hart - The Vanishing Boy. Magical, in every sense of the word. Returning to the Fringe after a triumphant year, Ben demonstrates with his incredible new show why he really is the most exciting magician at the festival… Helps that he’s the hottest, too. *falls over*

The Half-Naked Chef. Unequivocally hilarious. No one show the same. In this case, seeing really is believing. Improv at its greatest.

Keeping Up with the Joans. A bittersweet comedy about failing memory, friendship and mimicking martyrs. Stellar performances from Katy Manning and Susan Penhaligon. NB: We’re planning on wooing Katy into bed for a chat.

Lady Carol - Lost and Found. Looks of a movie star with a Judy Garland-esque vulnerability and the intriguing darkness of a black widow. A spellbinding voice juxtaposed delightfully with an oddball sense of humour.

David Morgan - Social Tool David Morgan gives us a highly entertaining and wonderfully written hour of confronting the problems we now face due to social media. He’s on fine form.

Vikki Stone - Instrumental Vikki Stone at her absolute best. This show knocked us for six. Beautiful. A must see at this year’s Fringe. Seriously, go.

Barbara and Yogashwara’s Safe Space One of the most brilliantly surreal Fringe experiences we could ever wish for. Get a ticket (if you still can).

Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! Back with her award winning show, Truscott proves effortlessly why she was last year’s toast of the festival. Sharper, slicker, funnier. We love her.

Words Harry Clayton-Wright, @HClaytonWright

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