- The Edinburgh Festivals thread- recommends and unrecommends
Just kicked off my festival last night with a brilliant wee circus show called Transit, by Flip Fabrique- I saw their show Attrape Moi (they’re french canadians) last year and loved it, Transit is more of the same but a wee bit smarter and a bit more focused
You know how with a lot of these circus shows you can tell that the cast were all abducted at 5 years old and sent to circus slave camp, and they can do the impossible with robot precision but they’ve all got dead eyes? Flip Fabrique aren’t as good as those guys, but they love it and it shows. It’s got some knockout moments, it had a few screwups, a few bits that didn’t really work but all in all I left the place bouncing. If you’re fed up of circus, go and see it, if you love circus go and see it, even if you don’t care about circus maybe go and see it, it’s ace.Posted 2 years agoStan_DingupMember
On my way home from the fringe.
The Amazing Bubble Man this morning. Brilliant for the kids, ok for the grown ups.
Snap! after lunch. Japanese comedy magic thing that everyone enjoyed.
The Jurassic Parks this evening. One of the best things I’ve seen in a theatre. Engaging, hilarious and clever. Very much recommended. LinkyPosted 2 years agoEsmeSubscriber
I was lucky enough to attend the dress rehearsal for Woman on Fire last week. It’s the story of Edith Rigby, the suffragette who torched Lord Leverhulme’s “bungalow” at Rivington Pike.
Edith was the first woman in Preston to ride a bike, including cycling to Leicester and back.
Culture isn’t my thing, it was only the Rivi connection which attracted me. But the play was absolutely stunning, both funny and disturbing. Definitely worth seeing.Posted 2 years agokm79Member
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Further recommendations [quote]Meanwhile Bill McKay, a 55-year-old Edinburgh resident, said: “I’ve had 40 years of arrogant teenagers rewriting Shakespeare, ‘political jugglers’ and comedians calling their show ‘Cheese Badger’.
“At my local we’ve cleared a space in the cellar so if one of them wanders in accidentally we open the hatch, chuck them down the steps and leave them to the pit bulls.”
He added: “It’s called A Million Tears for Rosalita, venue 65, £7.50 at the door, £6 concessions.”[/quote] 😆Posted 2 years agopacerc200Member
Took out 10 year olds on Thursday for some previews
Showstoppers for kids
Shakespeare for breakfast
Dads Army radio hour
Kids and adults all had a great time so much so grandad got taken to dads army again today, different shows on alternate days. Grandad didn’t believe the show could live up to our hype, he said it was better so much so he wants to see the other show.Posted 2 years ago
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