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Top theatre shows to see this week (August 20-26)

Kwaku Mills and Alex Austin in rehearsals for the End of Eddy. Photo: Alicia Clarke Kwaku Mills and Alex Austin in rehearsals for the End of Eddy. Photo: Alicia Clarke
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The End of Eddy – the Studio, Edinburgh

Stewart Laing directs a new stage adaptation of Edouard Louis’ brutal autobiographical novel about growing up in poverty. This Unicorn Theatre co-production is at the Edinburgh International Festival, running at the Studio from August 22-26.

The Prisoner – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Co-written and co-directed by legendary theatremaker Peter Brook, this new piece about the nature of justice is part of the residency of Brook’s company Theatre des Bouffes du Nord at the Edinburgh International Festival. It runs at the Lyceum Theatre from August 22-26.

A scene from The Prisoner. Photo: Simon Annand
A scene from The Prisoner. Photo: Simon Annand

… Not to mention the Edinburgh Fringe

What are the best shows at the fringe? Click below for The Stage reviewing team’s pick of the best shows so far.

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