I have many friends and associates performing at the Fringe this year. They are all talented and interesting, so you should go see their shows if you’re up there.
My man Jack F is in this group, which are putting on two shows:
It’s Not What You Know (Facebook event)
4:10pm, August 2nd – 17th , The Space @ SurgeonsHall
It’s not what you know, it’s who you … as the saying goes. After graduating from TADA, the most prestigious drama school around, surely the streets will be paved with gold for young Rose? From the creative team of Dyslexia: The Musikal (2010 sell-out award) and Forever Young. **** (ThreeWeeks, 2012).
For more info and tickets see https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/it-s-not-what-you-know
9pm, August 2nd-16th, Frankenstein Pub
Come and join us on The Crawl, get the drinks in and meet some new people along the way. What are their stories? Find out in an evening of drinks, games, general madness and fun. Please be aware this show takes place in three pubs and there will be a short walk between them. Alcohol is bought and consumed at the audience’s discretion, drinking is not compulsory.
For more info and tickets see https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/crawl
Paper Crane Puppet Company
Many friends in this one – Keith B, Holly E, Lily P – and puppets, so this should be your first port of call.
The Odyssey of Dave (Facebook event)
2:30pm, August 12th-17th, Quaker Meeting House, Venue 40
Following on from last year’s show Ronnie and the Other World (one of the Scotsman’s ‘Ten Best Weird and Wonderful Shows of 2012’), Paper Crane Puppet Company return to the Fringe with an all-singing, all-dancing, all-puppet cast. When two disenchanted ex-muses take over the lives of a group of disgraced politicians and manipulate them into replaying an ancient epic, they get much more than they bargained for. As the struggle between ancient legend and modern mundanity plays out, things aren’t quite as they seem. With photocopiers, Towies and the Ghost of Easter Past.
For more info and tickets see https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/odyssey-of-dave
Ben J is the connection here. The Tempest is one of my favourites.
2.4opm, August 3rd-24th (except Mondays), Northern Stage at St Stephen’s
A look at what dreams are made on with infectious live music and an unpredictable beach hut. If Room Enough is a dynamic and playful retelling of The Tempest, which questions the idea of freedom and sees the magic in the everyday. withWings are collectively effervescent, and individually ambitious and talented. The company was founded in 2009, and has quickly built a reputation for inventive and quirky physical theatre. ‘The hot news is that If Room Enough is being taken to Edinburgh’ (Stage).
For more info and tickets, visit https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/if-room-enough
Lastly, Olivia Deane (Facebook) may or may not be knocking around with a purple ukulele, so keep an eye out just in case. You have your orders. Go forth!