Fringe Diary · Fringe Diary 2017

Fringe Diary – Day 23: Firearms, Fairies, and Fools, oh my!

23/08/2017

Another good day, show-wise.

Our darling Jake left us in the early afternoon, a very tired writer and director who, in my view at least, should be very proud of what he achieved this year.

And then there were 2.

Frazer and I made our way into town, and I sent him off to see Side Orders whilst I retired to the cafe. He came back having enjoyed it, and we planned our next move. We settled on Lord Dismiss Us, a show that’d come recommended by Dawid and proved to be pretty damn excellent.

After that, we wandered over to SpaceTriplex in search of free shows. Knowing nothing of what it was about, we wandered into the performance that happened to be starting next, The Gun Show.

…I don’t think either of us were emotionally prepared for that. 

…damn, I mean…

Sometimes, the best Fringe shows you see are things you come across by accident. 

Next on the list was Changelings, another show at our old venue, and the one that’d been on at the same time as us in the space next door; our old competition. It turned out to be quite an original piece telling a story of a meeting between Puck of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Mowgli of The Jungle Book. I’m glad we didn’t know how good it was while we were still running, it would have been a little disheartening.

We decided to stick around, following the advice of Mara from the venue staff, and see the show starting immediately after, Best Play Ever. It was the story of two royal servants lock in a dungeon for murdering the court jester and tasked with writing the ‘best play ever’ to compensate. It turned out to be another show that made us laugh a very unhealthy amount. 

From there, the usual. Town to house, and house to bed. Then sleep. 

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