My choice cuts from Edinburgh Fringe

Just back from Edinburgh, where I saw 20 shows in 5 days. OK, 19. We were 2 minutes late for one, and missed out. Two of the shows were at the Book Festival, one at the International Festival, and the rest on the Fringe. I also gave a reading at the Fruitmarket Gallery with someContinue reading “My choice cuts from Edinburgh Fringe”

Edinburgh Festival 2012

I’ve just returned from a four-day trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Fifteen shows, over twenty-five hours of performance. A real mix of the very good, the very bad and the ugly. My top three shows 1. Thin Ice @ Pleasance Courtyard (Shams) 2. Machines for Living @ Zoo (Let Slip) 3. Comedian Dies inContinue reading “Edinburgh Festival 2012”

En Route in Edinburgh

So, whilst I was in Edinburgh I took part in the site-specific walking tour of the city: En Route. The ‘show’ is the brainchild of Melbourne-based collective one step at a time like this. It goes like this. You meet in the foyer of the Traverse Theatre in a group of 2-3. Someone takes youContinue reading “En Route in Edinburgh”

Edinburgh Fringe

I’m just back from a four-day trip to Edinburgh where I saw a whopping sixteen shows, including the fantastic, surreal office farce Flesh and Blood and Fish and Fowl (pictured above). In customary Fringe style, I am reviewing my shows using a complex star-rating system, out of five. Flesh and Blood and Fish and Fowl (BarrowContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe”