As we head towards the end of the month where it is meant to be the peak of the summer, I can only hope it’s an Indian summer where it peaks next month instead, and a bit further north because that’s where I’ll be. As London gets too hot and sticky to be spending hours in black boxes with programmes for temporary fans, theatre land recesses to the far north in a place called Edinburgh. I don’t know if you’ve heard of it?
For those of you who have, but can’t make the journey due to other rubbish commitments, then rest assured that UFN will be providing some very insightful coverage. The best way to see the festival (any festival) is to work there and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing. I actually head off tomorrow morning to get on with practically making the theatres from empty shells.
Because of my early involvement with the festival, I’ve decided that I’ll be covering the following:-
· the feel of the place before the festival
· the buzz when the performers start arriving and the dreaded technical rehearsals begin
· the all important previews to pick out the potential hits and misses
· the best rated shows to see
· good nights out and things to do other than the theatre
· where and how to spend some quiet time
At the moment that’s enough to be getting on with and more ideas will inevitably pop up as the festival commences. I hope that it can be insightful for anybody thinking of heading up and not sure what it’s going to be like and also for those who are missing out altogether.
If there’s anything you’d like me to blog that you haven’t seen or heard about, then drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do.
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To put it plainly, Until Further Notice will be casting its thoughts on what the Edinburgh Festival should be about.
In the mean time, take a look at these views on the fringe box office ticket fiasco:-