The Forecast: Aidan’s Picks

Still reeling from the colossal size of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe guide? Not to worry, Fringebiscuit is here for you! We can’t wait to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Edfringe by tucking into more performances than ever before. In fact, we’re so keen, here’s a preview of some of the shows that have caught our writers’ eyes ahead of time…

I am delighted to return to the Fringe this year with Fringebiscuit. Here are the top 5 shows I’m most excited for (in no particular order):

1.  Briony Redman: Theory of Positivity

Briony Redman is a comedic storyteller with an inventive, goofy and utterly endearing nature. Her past shows have showcased her excellent sketch comedy while treating audiences to responsible and amusing interactive performances. This time it sounds like we’re in for philosophy AND Godzilla! I’m in.

Pleasance Courtyard, August 7-15, 17-28

2.  Two Man Show

There are a lot of shows out there about gender and the patriarchy but RashDash seems to have the best innovative double act the Fringe can offer. I’m a little late to the party here but if you are too, I have many sources who say you won’t regret this one.

Northern Stage at Summerhall, August 21-22, 24-26

3.  The Staff Room

This piece of new writing about 3 teachers asks the question: “do the educators even know what is good for us?” Education is not massively explored in theatre and this play has the promise to ask some tough, insightful questions and maybe make us laugh along the way.

theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, August 21-26

4.  Jayde Adams is Jayded

Jayde Adams was without a doubt the funniest, boldest, ballsy-est comedian I had the pleasure to see at last year’s Fringe. Prepare yourself.

Pleasance Courtyard, August 2-28

5.  Foreign Radical

I’m a lover of immersive theatre. This new Fringe show sounds challenging, frightening and relevant as audiences are apparently told to spy on each other in a piece about surveillance in our society.

CanadaHub @ King’s Hall, August 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27


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