Recently, for the first time ever, I went to Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This is because a friend of mine, Dave Patrick, organises a group of people to go each year and has done for the last 20 or so years. But it was my first time (and there were a few of us first timers actually!)
Although we (my husband Anders and I) only went for 4 days, it was brilliant. I met new friends, spent some quality time with them, experienced student housing, walked lots, laughed lots and saw amazing shows.
Anders very cleverly took pictures of the flyers for the shows we attended. And rather than just having those pictures on his phone, I thought “this seems like something I could blog about on the train journey home!”. We were missing a few so I improvised those, to create a complete memoir! Enjoy!
So below is a list of the shows we saw.
Sat 3rd August
Ian Smith – Anything
Marcus Brigstocke – I am Marcus
Sun 4th August
Tony Law – Nonsense Overdrive
Ben Moor – Each of us
Aisling Bea – C’est La Bea
Monday 5 August
Rich Herring – We’re ALL Going to Die
Sunday 6 August (our last day)
Free tea and biscuits event
On the last day we went to see the above show – One of the girls in our group, Helene Sandy, actually is a comedian, and knows the organisers of the event. Helene did a standup routine at this event, spontaneously, and we all went to watch her! It was excellent!
I guess we were lucky and I wouldn’t say I regret any or that I wasted my time! I would love to go again next year, and I liked the mixture of the pre-planned shows and the spontaneous decisions we made. My absolute favourite favourites were Aisling Bea, Tony Law, Rich Hall and The Rubber Bandits.
Well – that’s it, till next year!