Update from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe #lowryedfringe #edfringe

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Credit: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Day 3

What a day! The Big Bite-Sized Breakfast Show had a “vintage 1940s” focus. 4 short plays set around WW2. Funny, witty & touching, I particularly enjoyed ‘Vintage’; a humourous & affectionate piece about taking history too seriously.

Collision by Lite Fantastic was next up. This was billed as a “must-see journey through dance & music…an unashamedly chaotic treat…” It featured some talented dancers & a Lindy-Hop version of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.

I have to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to the last two shows of the day. They would definitely be taking me out of my comfort zone. Amusements was billed as being not for the faint-hearted & tricking your body into thinking it was drowning. Each audience member is given an instruction card a bit like those you see in aeroplanes & a set of headphones. We were told we, the collective audience, were a machine. I certainly felt initially like I’d stumbled into a Cyberman rally as we were plunged into darkness with our headphones blinking a small red light. But the show was not frightening or remotely disturbing; it was engrossing & hypnotic. It’s definitely one I’d like to experience again.

The last show was Caesarean Section: Essays on Suicide. It received the longest applause of the day but it wasn’t my cup of tea!

Over all, a brilliant day, made even better by gorgeous weather & a friendly atmosphere. An added bonus was stumbling across one of Chris Hoy’s gold postboxes!

Gillian Sherwood
Community Devoplment Manager

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