Sweet as Pie
A hidden edge in watching your friends’ performances is, subconsciously, you start the show liking the characters: they are being played by your mates, after all. Nevertheless, Bitter expertly moulds such a loveable relationship between two characters, that there is no chance you’ll leave the theatre feeling anything other than heartfelt affection. Continue reading Bitter (Fringe 2018)
When Sound Meets Movement
Exiting Darkfield’s Flight, I believed that there would be no other performance to showcase such ingenuity in its use of sound. I was, of course, wrong. Hymns for Robots provides a fascinating and somewhat alternative exploration into the early days of sound design and production.
Continue reading Hymns for Robots (Fringe 2018)
An Astonishing Audio Adventure
After sitting through an uncomfortable (albeit excellent) show this morning, I relished the comfort of an aeroplane seat in a storage container outside Summerhall. A somewhat odd place to be sat in total darkness, but a cushy change nonetheless.
Continue reading Flight (Fringe 2018)
Do you have The Fear?
[Special thank you to The Fear cast and crew for their hospitality.]
Finishing university has been a surreal experience. Realising that the future has become a vast chasm of opportunities is daunting. Watching a show about this inevitable end might appear bleak, but MMR’s The Fear transforms this gloomy era into a celebratory swan song. Continue reading The Fear (Fringe 2018)
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Arriving at noon and dropping off my bags, I stood on the Fringe mile realising that I had absolutely no plans for what to go see at the Fringe. So what’s better than taking a trip to the Three Sisters for some free comedy? I haven’t had the best experiences with free comedy, especially improv, and despite his somewhat unsavoury comments about critics, I’ve pulled through the tears to here. Continue reading Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious (Fringe 2018)