Edinburgh Festival: Four to see
Friday 16 August 1996
The National Theatre slums it on the Fringe with Patrick Marber's sassy comedy about poker-playing.
Fringe Club, 7pm
Portrait of a Woman
Scotland's Communicado company breaks new ground with a courtroom tale of murderous passions.
First chance to see this Irvine Welsh-scripted piece of anti-theatre, an acid house promenade round an atmospheric old church.
World premiere film couples live-action with fly-on-the-wall footage of the group's "Monster" world tour in 1995.
ABC Lothian Road, 11pm
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
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