“The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the month of August.”
As part of our training at Acting Coach Scotland (ACS), Anouk, Adam and I performed in a couple of plays during the 69th edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in 2016.
This was an eye-opening experience on many levels and you can catch our impressions and feelings in one of our very first episodes below. Wherein we discuss how to survive a month of performances at The Fringe, with Alastair Duncan who trained at ACS in 2017.
We did not have the opportunity to perform during last year’s Fringe and we were supposed to bring our podcast on stage this year (we had an offer and everything) but it conflicted with an acting gig which eventually did not happen. That was us really bummed about missing the chance.
We did not have any friends from our ACS year performing in 2017 and as it turns out, it’s changing a bit in 2018.
We brought some of those friends on the podcast recently and they talk about those shows a bit. Before we go into my suggestions of what you should not miss during this Fringe, here are the episodes when we talked with Laura ‘Elle’ Watson (ACS Class of ’16) and Adam Ross Greene (ACS Class of ’17):
Laura is currently in ‘The Edge of You‘ (tix) with Adam R. every day (time: 12.05) of the Fringe (except Sundays) at theSpace @ Jurys Inn (venue 260).
Adam R. is also in ‘Sex, Drugs and a Cup of Tea‘ (tix) every day (time: 20.40) of the Fringe (except 22nd) at the Sweet Novotel (venue 188). Emma Findlay is also in this play. She trained with us and Laura in 2017 but did not come back on the show to talk about this specific play (her episode was BRAVE).
So here we go, EdFringe 2018 is in full swing and here are the shows you should not miss!
‘War With the Newts’ / Tickets / Summerhall – Basement / 6-19,21-26 AUG / 17.00 & 20.15 / 75 min
Sam Redway and Tyrrell Jones are the minds behind ‘Bin Laden: The One Man Show‘ and they were with us for a dedicated episode:
‘Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet’ / Tickets / Underbelly, Bristo Square – McEwan Hall / 3-27 AUG / 22.50 / 60 min
”The EU Inspector’ / Tickets / theSpace on North Bridge – Argyll Theatre / 6-11,13-18,20-25 AUG / 13.20 / 50 min
‘I, Sniper’ / Tickets / theSpace on North Bridge – Argyll Theatre / 6-11,13-18,20-25 AUG / 14.20 / 50 min
‘Darkfield’s FLIGHT’ / Tickets / Summerhall – Outside / 1-26 AUG / multiple times / 30 min
‘Aaron Calvert: DECLASSIFIED’ / Tickets / Gilded Baloon at the Museum – Auditorium / 1-26 AUG / 18.00 / 60 min
‘Colin CLoud: Psycho(Logical)’ / Tickets / Pleasance Courtyard – The Grand / 1-13, 15-27 AUG / 20.00 / 60 min
In order to avoid messing with the creative process of ongoing productions, we will go into more details as to why these are all on the list in our EdFringe2018 podcast episode which will come in Semptembre so in the meantime, you’ll have to take a leap of faith and trust me bindly on this.