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…
They had me after four words. Part tragic theatre, part comedy cabaret night, emerging company Dear Hunter Theatre have basically put everything I love into one show. This could be a huge hit.
C Venues – C Primo, August 2-16, 18-28
Lula Del Ray
After missing the highly acclaimed ‘Ada/Ava’ last year I am determined to see Manual Cinema’s new collage of puppetry, projection and weirdness.
Underbelly Med Quad, August 2-13, 15-28
Really colourful blend of street dance, martial arts and physical theatre. Looks absolutely stunning from the trailer and has a dark underlying story, everything I need.
Greenside @ Nicholson Square, August 4-12, 14-19, 21-26
I am a big fan of immersive theatre but I’ve never experienced an audio-only immersive show, a trend fast developing into a sub-genre. This piece also promises to be legitimately terrifying, so I’m very excited for it to be my first. (NB: this is the Darkfield version, a fringe debut, not to be confused with Peter Antoniou’s long running séance experience with the same title.)
Summerhall, August 2-26
Sophie Willan: Branded
Having seen Sophie Willan’s last show ‘On Record’ I already know that I will love her, always. It might be her cynical views on normality or her ability to make mental illness relatable or because she is quite simply hilarious.
Pleasance Courtyard, August 2-15, 17-27