Another group of performers, another Edinburgh Fringe and another year I’m unable to go. The line up looks amazing as always and I will be scrolling my social media endlessly envious of those who are going. However, this hasn’t stopped my interest and here is a small slither of what’s on offer at the Fringe this year.
I was lucky enough to be gifted a ticket to their preview show at The Other Palace at the beginning of the month and what a treat Dan and James are! A mix of beatboxing, music and sketch comedy, there isn’t anything like these two in the comedy game right now. Plenty of laughs and plenty of fun is to be had if you see these two with audience participation, incredible beats and a chicken worrying about his mortgage. Definitely one to not miss.
Actress Amy Booth Steel brings her ukulele to Edinburgh in a show based around her viral hits of songs she recorded in her bedroom which she dubs as ‘bedroom tales’. Her songs discuss topics from online dating in London, her battle with cancer and mental health issues, all written with love and humour. Not only that, her show will be directed the legend that is Kathy Burke. Be sure to check it out.
I was super gutted to have missed this when it was on at the VAULT Festival earlier this year, because it sounds right up my street. Luckily the show will be playing the Kings Head Theatre in London before going up to Edinburgh Fringe, but I would still check this out if you can’t make it in London. Vulvarine follows Bryony Buckle who gains superhero abilities and becomes Vulvarine, a saviour for Womankind.
Another one man show from David William Bryan which is sure to be a smash. This time, David’s play is about the effects of one man’s battle with the justice system. If it’s anything like David’s previous plays, it’s sure to be complex, thought-provoking and fantastically written.
This is a new dark comedy from Fringe First winner Emily Jenkins about a friendship set in a Cotswold town where a foot and mouth disease breakout occurs. This is set to be a lovely look into friendships and will explore this is in a refreshing and funny light. Also, I can’t count on one hand the number of plays about foot and mouth disease, can you?
And that’s just a small selection on what’s on offer at the Fringe. If you’re heading up to Edinburgh this summer, what are you planning to see?
Until next time,