The Edinburgh Fringe is officially over and long gone for another year! But as the brains behind the biggest arts festival in the world start distantly considering EdFringe2019, we at OFitD are wanting to tell you about our adventures at EdFringe2018.
Although Sean and Jem went up at the beginning of the Fringe, our resident writer and every time Fringe goer Joe made it up in the last weeks of the festival. When they all got back, they swapped notes, had it out over which they thought was the best show they’d seen, and came up with a few lists. This wasn’t an easy feat, mind you; Jem was there for the shortest amount of time – a mere four days – and still managed to squeeze in 30 shows AND an art gallery. In the next few posts we’ll be bringing you the best of the best, our biggest recommendations, and our stories, so keep an eye out so you can go forth and see art outside of the Fringe!
To start off the EdFringe2018 round up, here’s each of the team’s BEST SHOW OF THEM ALL they saw out of the some 97 shows they saw between them:
Sean – LADY RIZO : RED, WHITE AND INDIGO
The fact Sean saw this show still makes Jem crazy jealous to this day. Having seen her in a spot at the Magic Faraway Cabaret, Sean managed to squeeze this sexy, magical, hilarious woman in on one of his solo evenings. He now opens every OFitD meeting playing her record at the team. Y’know, just to rub it in Jem’s face. If you can see this great voice held by the sassiest sexiest woman from New York, do. You will never regret it (like Jem).
Lady Rizo is currently on Tour. Check out her dates on her website https://www.ladyrizo.com/events and follow her at (I) @theladyrizo (t) @ladyrizo (f) /theladyrizo .
Jem – JOHN ROBERTSON’S DARK ROOM
Sean insisted that Jem finally see this cult classic, and boy did it pay off. The crazy, wild and absolutely present sarcastic dungeon master than is John Robertson leads a terrified audience through a computer game of choice whilst dressed in a flashing corset and giant gothic boots. It is gripping, thrilling, and…. all you need to know is Jem laughed so hard her jaw dislocated mid show. Support this evil genius.
John Robertson is about to go on Tour in Pakistan, UAE and OMAN, and has just released a VIDEO GAME OF THE DARK ROOM (Jem is letting out squee’s of jaw pain and Sean is grunting at how hard the game is) on Steam. You can follow Roberston at (t) @Robbotron (f) /johnrobertsoncomedy (U2b) /ThatsMrRobertson and at his website http://www.thejohnrobertson.com/
Joe – MAX AND IVAN’S PROM NIGHT
Max and Ivan always put on something special, at this point it would almost seem they don’t know how to do anything else. That said, even by the lofty expectations set forth from the buzz around their hit-show, ‘The Wrestling’, they managed to deliver the goods in an evening of Music, Beer Pong, Dara O’Brien & pissing off the top of a cheerleader pyramid. Joe even ended up on BBC iPlayer because of this show. He swears that’s not why it’s his BEST SHOW OF THEM ALL pick.
Max and Ivan can be seen as part of Free Assosciation Improv, you can find more information about that @FAImprov and you can follow them at (I) @maxandivan (t) @maxandivan (f) and at their website http://maxandivan.com/
Whilst you check out these great acts, we’ll settle our last minute squabbles to bring you our top five in the next post… Until then!
The OFitD Team
Did you get to EdFringe2018? What was the best show you saw? Did you see any of these? Let us now in the comments section below and we can fangirl/boy/other over them together!