Edinburgh Festival '99: Pick of the Day - The five must-see shows
Monday 09 August 1999
Assembly Rooms, Venue 3, 4.45pm, pounds 8.00
Russians on stilts totter tantalisingly through a comedy of intensely
The Nualas in `The
Big Shiny Dress Tour'
Assembly Ballroom, Venue 3, 6.50pm, pounds 8.50
Sequin chic and bone-dry wit from the Irish trio. Sure to be a sell-out.
Huun Huur Tu: Throat Singers of Tuvan
Greyfriars Kirk, Venue 131, 11.45pm, pounds 10.00
Mystical, meditative over-tone humming: you'll find it hard to believe that the human voice can produce such a glorious noise.
The Wildman Room, Assembly Rooms, Venue 3, 8.45pm, pounds 9.00
Alabama-born Vic Henley does for rednecks what ketchup does for sausages: manages to make them both delicious and digestible.
Pleasance One, Venue 33, 10pm, pounds 9.50
Ventriloquist David Strassman gives a show that's just too scary for puppets. Not one for the faint of heart...
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- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her
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