The Edinburgh Fringe is finally here!
We are so excited and can’t wait to get performing Captured and watching shows in one of the most vibrant arts festivals in the world.
With so much on offer (and so many flyers to sift through) the fringe can be overwhelming, so over the course of the month we will be giving you a selection of short, snappy reviews of the best shows our team have seen. Today is the first day of previews and since we don’t start performing Captured until tomorrow (12.40pm @ Underbelly Cowgate) we took the opportunity to see some of the shows we will miss during the rest of the run whilst we are performing. Without further ado, here are our first five recommended shows:
My Name Is Gideon – Gideon Irving, All For One Theatre 1pm @ Pleasance Courtyard
Actor Liam Says: “A hilarious blend of personal stories and songs from a very talented entertainer.”
3 words to sum up: Soulful, Entertaining, Autobiographical.
The Marked – Theatre Temoin 1.30pm @ Pleasance Dome
Director Suzy says: “A gripping character study of a homeless man revealed through a talented concoction of mask work, puppetry and physical theatre.”
3 words to sum up: Intoxicating, Disturbing & Beautiful
Zero Down – Angel On The Corner Theatre Company 1pm @ Pleasance Courtyard
Actor Gabby Says: “Strong and convincing female characters in a play that questions morality and causes you to take stock of your own thoughts”
3 words to sum up: Emotive, Important & Courageous.
Letters to Windsor House – Sh!t Theatre 1.35pm @ Summerhall
Stage-Manager Shanice says: “A funny slice of real life in a london estate and the hilarious journey our forgotten post at an old address could take.”
3 words to sum up: Ludicrous, Witty & Real.
Dropped – Gobsmacked Theatre Company 1pm @ Pleasance Courtyard
Playwright Jenna says: “A poignant and darkly gripping drama that explores the breakdown of two female soldiers waiting for the unknown.”
3 words to sum up: Haunting, Heart-wrenching & Affecting.
What would you recommend seeing this fringe? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @WhiteSlateUK.
We will be opening Captured tomorrow (12.40pm @ Underbelly Cowgate) 3 words to sum it up: Thought-provoking, Engaging & Emotional.