EDINBURGH FRINGE : PICKS OF THE DAY – THURSDAY 11TH AUGUST 2022
Day six: My last day at the festival, it’s been a hot one but so glad to be back at the Fringe. I’ve tried to see a variety of shows, from comedians I’ve never seen before to Fringe veterans, with a mix of sketch, musical comedy and clowning. Let’s hope that they can work on the pricing to make sure that all walks of life can attend the World’s biggest arts festival for both performers and visitors.
The Delightful Sausage: ‘Nowt but Sea’
Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill have both brought solo shows up this year, but luckily they are still working together as The Delightful Sausage would be sorely missed. ‘Nowt but Sea’ tells the story of the duo having to travel to a remote island to hide from their problems only to find that they are not alone. Though the narrative is just a vehicle for their brilliant one-liners and genius set pieces, involving dvd collections, reggae, and a real boat (worth every penny). An audio and visual delight.
Rob Auton’s Edinburgh shows always have an interesting concept, where Rob will disect the subject matter and discover a fascinating, funny and unique perspective. Previously he has covered hair, time and talking, and this year he looks at crowds as he tries to discover who is the most talented member of the crowd, who is enjoying the show more and most importantly who is the best at rock, paper,scissors. Mixed with spoken word and audience interaction Rob has served up yet another brilliantly written peice of art.
Glenn Moore: ‘Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I’m Sixty Moore’
Certainly one of the best named shows on the Fringe. Glenn’s latest show is bursting with jokes about life in his thirties, worrying about children and work. He cleverly weaves in another one-liners and call backs that you feel like you need to watch the show the next day to make sure you didn’t miss out on anything. Which is probably why his shows keep selling out. Catch him if you can.
Ania’s debut hour covers many subjects including: her relationship with her parents, identity and Gummtree cats. With this subject matter Ania delivers her brilliant material with a gleefull smile that makes it hard not to love. Surely a big name for the future and judging by her sold out run, she is going to be a star.
John Luke Roberts is the host of this brand new variety show with a difference. Each of the six performers, including comedians, magicians and singers have to complete their ten minute slot whilst avoiding the impediments chosen by spinning a wheel that offered live commentary, a Victorian ghost and a business man talking into his phone. Each time a new act is welcomed to the stage a new impediment is added meaning that the final, sixth act having to deal with six different distractions. A brilliant concept and exactly what the Fringe is all about. Hats off to all of the acts including: Luke Rollason, The Lovely Boys and Griffin and Jones, you survived!