Soap! The Show
There’s plenty of family fun to be had at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe in the show Soap!, running 5-30 August at Assembly Hall. Dazzling, daring and dangerous, it features eight acrobats performing in, on and around bathtubs in a show that leaves the audience breathless in admiration. Soap! appeals to both children and adults alike.
Straight from runs London and Berlin and devised by Markus Pabst (creator of the bathboy act in La Clique) and Maximilian Rambaek, Soap! The Show is a variety night with a fusion of musical theatre, new circus and comedy all set within the original confines of a bathroom. The kids will be dazzled by the acrobatics, clowning, and trapeze while the adults will enjoy the opera and risqué humour.
The story is based around Marie the Clown who stumbles into this mysterious world and discovers an array of eccentric characters who take it in turn to showcase their talent. The surreal bathroom setting makes for an intriguing backdrop and the performers utilise the water and bathing equipment to great effect. There are moments of beauty, including a captivating gymnastic performance on a bath-tub ledge and a trapeze sequence, to moments of comedy, such as a foot juggling routine.
Above all the cast demonstrate the beauty and strength of the human form. Soap! The Show is a truly cleansing theatrical experience; upbeat and fun, you’ll never think of the bathroom in the same way again.
Edinburgh Spotlight will be reviewing this show early on in its run, but we are giving 5 pairs of tickets away for the performance on Sunday 8th August at 1915 hours, if you can answer the following question correctly:
Question: What kind of TV programme is Coronation Street?
(a) Classical ballet
(b) Musical theatre
(c) Soap opera
Email your answers with Soap! in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 noon on Sunday 1st August and we will notify you via email if you’ve won.
Fancy a sneak preview of what Soap! will entail?
Performance times and booking information
Performances: 5-30 August, no shows 16 & 23 August, 7.15pm
Previews 5 & 6 August, 7.15pm