And yet I was close to saying "I have a spare bedroom"...
hahaha not ME the cast. Which I fear Monkey wants responsibility for. I'm fully housetrained (in a non 50 Shades way...)
BUT major question, what colour have you painted that spare room?
Haha, fair enough! I think we'll be painting 3 walls grey and we'll keep one wall white. But this is still to be decided! Once we repaint it we will put in on AirBnB to see if anyone fancies staying with us during the festival.
LOVE the fringe – I went for the first time in 2015 and realised I’d been wasting my summers all these years. I’ll be up for a week in August.
If wanting recommendations, I would suggest:
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (I saw this last year and it was excellent and is returning again). “ Lula Del Ray” by Manual Cinema (I saw a different production by them last year which was really original and beautiful. Can’t say if this will be as good of course, but if you’re looking for something different....)
Both of these sold out last year so would probably need booking in advance.
Rebecca Vaughan and Pip Utton also do really good stuff.
“The Road that Wasn’t there” might also be worth a look. They did “The Bookbinder” before, which was the best thing I saw in 2015 (it’s a children’s story, but really quite dark, gripping and beautiful). If this is anywhere near as good it’ll be excellent.
The Fringe should always be about new pieces and if it wants to stay fresh it needs to avoid rehashing old stuff - for example this year has Whose Line....again although without Paul Merton this year and some radio script readings of episodes of Dads Army.
That's the kind of dreadful filler that the fringe should be avoiding but I guess its what people will pay to see as its a name. Give me the new undiscovered show any day of the week, 48 weeks of the year you can see versions of Cats or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Edinburgh is for exploration, use it to aim for the second star on the right and to see what undiscovered countries you can accidentally fall into on the way.