It’s August in Edinburgh, and love it or loathe it, this means only one thing, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Granted it can be near impossible to manoeuvre your way down Princes street and getting to work on the bus in the mornings can be a touch frustrating but it’s also great fun and there is so much to see and do. With this in mind and as a big fan of the Fringe I’ve narrowed down my top 3 recommendations for this year:
Men with Coconuts (comedy/improv)
The only time I’ve ever gone to see a show after politely accepting a flyer on the Royal Mile and I’ve been every year since! Two members of this group also have a sideshow called ‘Improvised Directors Cut’ which promises to be good and is free.
David O’Doherty: Ultrasound (comedy/stand-up)
I managed to grab a ticket to one of his previews shows and it was brilliant. This was the third time I’d seen him, and it was just as silly as ever. Be prepared for a little live music.
Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours (comedy/interactive)
I haven’t taken part in one of these (yet) but I’ve seen the groups carelessly dancing their way through the Grassmarket having a good old laugh – what a way to explore the city.
A few other suggestions made by our team and connections included:
- Scott Gibson: White Noise
- Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued by a Bear
- Ivo Graham: The Game Life
- Choir of Man
- Trainspotting Live
Enjoy the next few weeks and the madness that comes with the festival. Just think it will be Christmas market time again before we know it and we can all relax (joke).
- Olivia, Strathmore