The Forecast: Saleem’s Picks

This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is set to be the largest yet, with 3,193 shows playing in almost 300 venues. With so much choice, where do you start? Never fear! In this series, the Fringebiscuit team dives headlong into the gargantuan Edfringe guide to find the most exciting shows on offer…

Three shows I’m checking out this summer at Edinburgh:

 

Bits & Box, Pleasance Courtyard. It’s hard enough to tell a story that appeals to kids without testing an adult’s patience, but to do so by having a grown man play in a cardboard box? That’s the premise of Bits & Box, a charming tale about connecting with your childhood when adulthood fills you with boredom.

 

Nish Kumar: Ruminations of the Nature of Subjectivity, Pleasance Courtyard. The title might give the impression that the show is dark and heavy-handed. But the poster, which features Kumar with his fingers in his nose, assures us that silliness will be had amidst the ruminations.

 

The Art of Falling Apart, Pleasance Courtyard. The post-grad life is filled with ups and downs, and when you’re on a road of perpetual downs, you hope that there’s a play out there that gives you an outrageously funny way to look at your situation.

 

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