The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is coming to the last home of Adam Smith

Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.

This year, for the first time Panmure House, the last residence of Adam Smith, will serve as a stage for two shows co-produced by Edinburgh Business School.

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand, by In Company Theatre Productions, is a dramatic representation of Adam Smith’s life. Four actors will portray Smith, David Hume, Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Voltaire, Robert Burns and Smith’s mother, Margaret, who lived in Panmure House.

The show, on daily at 4pm, opens on 11 August and runs until 26 August. Tickets cost £12. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Meanwhile, writer and journalist Merryn Somerset Webb, editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek, is hosting a political, economics and current affairs chat show entitled The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker… and Merryn Somerset Webb.

This promises to include a number of guests from the world of politics, economics, business and comedy! The show, at 2pm, runs from 16 to 25 August. Tickets cost £12 (concession £10). For more information and to book tickets click here.

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