I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour…
Still raining, but it’s okay this blog isn’t about that! Isn’t the Festival just the best for bumping into old faces?! We are loving getting to catch up with so many friends and of course create new ones along the way. From companies who have brought up shows in previous years, to old school friends, to your best friends who are just up here to support you – we’re only a week in, and we’re loving the community of Edinburgh! If you know us and you’re up here, we’d love to meet up. And don’t forget Captured is on every day same time same place so you can always catch us there (12.40pm @ Underbelly Cowgate). Only 16 shows left!
We’re pacing ourselves a little more with the amount of shows we’re seeing, and we’re starting to get a bit picky with what we like, but we’ve been astounded by lots of great things. Here are our current recommendations:
Growing Pains – A Battersea Arts Centre Commission by Tom Gill 4.30pm @ Underbelly Cowgate
Writer Jenna says: “Growing Pains is an absolute must-see. My favourite show of the Fringe so far. Tom Gill gives an astounding and moving one man performance. In equal parts hilarious and heart-breaking. This is a clever, gritty and lyrical piece of storytelling, with a story that is well worth telling.”
3 words to sum up: Enthralling, Affirming, & Passionate.
Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat. – Act One – Cardiff University 8.25pm @ theSpace on the Mile
Stage Manager Shanice says: “An eye-opening new piece of theatre that delves into the lives of those living with Autism. The play delivers a helpful insight into the care needed in order to support those affected by this disability. Beautifully detailed and compassionate performances.”
3 words to sum up: Honest, Enlightening, & Refreshing.
Rhapsodes – Extempore Theatre 2.30pm @ Pleasance Courtyard
Actor Gabby says: “In this fast-paced story telling, Show Stoppers take inspiration from the audience and create hilarious improvisations in accurate writers’ rhythms, most notably, Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter. In awe of how they can think so quickly and impulsively, catch them if you can as they’re run is nearly over.”
3 words to sum up: Funny, Quick, & Genius.
What would you recommend seeing this fringe? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @WhiteSlateUK.
We will be performing Captured again tomorrow (12.40pm @ Underbelly Cowgate) 3 words to sum it up: Wonderfully rich & honest.