The Forecast: Aidan’s Picks

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s almost that time of year again, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 is just a few days away! With well over 3,000 shows at more than 300 venues, this year’s Edfringe will be more than a little daunting, but don’t worry, the Fringebiscuit team is here to do all the legwork for you. In this series, we take on the big bad Fringe Guide to pick out our most anticipated works.

As a newbie to the Fringe, fresh from 4 years in New York, I’m just as bewildered as you, probably, about what on earth to see and what to expect. What gets me excited about theatre is uniqueness, daring and talent– and I can’t judge the talent until it’s too late and I wish I’d snuck some cider in!

-Aidan

The One Legged Man Show

It’s a depressing world out there but sometimes the worst circumstances can make great art; Nils Bergstrand is a one legged musical performer with a shocking story, which if that doesn’t already make you think: “awesome”, he seemed pretty funny on YouTube, so there.

The One Legged Man Show, Spotlites. 4th-28th August

Buzz: A New Musical

Yes, I’m excited to put a musical about vibrators on my list — people should talk about sex more — and sing about it? Why not. Plus I have a really good vibe about this production and it’s already getting some attention.

Buzz: A New Musical, Greenside @ Infirmary Street. 5th-13th, 15th-20th, and 22nd-27th August

Axis of Awesome: Won’t Ever Not Stop Giving Up

The highly popular comedy band should be a delight in person as they are on the Internet. For those of you who are more than a bird…

Axis of Awesome: Won’t Ever Not Stop Giving Up, Gilded Baloon Teviot. 3rd-24th, 26th-28th August

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Maybe you love Austen, maybe you’d rather die than read one page of Sense and Sensibility, but this outrageously fun concept should be a blast for everyone.

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel, Underbelly George Square. 5th-21st August

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema

Blending the different crafts of performance, puppetry, music and projection, this looks like a beautiful, gothic experience that will genuinely touch and intrigue, and not in a pretentious way.

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema, Underbelly Potterrow. 3rd-15th and 17th-29th August

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