Box office: Edinburgh Festival 97
Thursday 21 August 1997
SYKES AND NANCY
A black comedy from Oddbodies, featuring an array of Dickensian characters. Pleasance, Venue 33, 14-15.15
LIPPY PRESENTS NINE LIVES, TEN TALES
One East-End woman's life, told with searing honesty and razor-sharp wit. Gilded Balloon, Venue 38, 14.45-15.45
JUMP TO COW HEAVEN
An intriguing delve into the relationship between an axe-murderer and the Kray twins. Assembly Rooms, Venue 3, 18.36-20.00
THE NAKED GUEST - ANIMUS
A compelling new play, drawing on Pushkin's poetry and death. Pleasance, Venue 33, 19.45-20.45
ARJ BARKER'S LETTER TO AMERICA
All the oddities of travelling and its inevitable string of terrible souvenirs from up-and-coming comedian Arj Barker. Pleasant, Venue 33, 20.30-21.30
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