Fringe the 13th. Forty-five shows, nine venues (Yes, nine. “But aren’t there 10?” No. Unless you can find Venue 4…), 11 days. Where to start??!!?
Our team of hearty (and possibly foolhardy) TiL reviewers will have a whole mess o’ reviews for you by Monday, June 11; some keeners may post reviews earlier. But you’ll be wanting to start your Fringing before then, of course.
To help you out on opening weekend, I give you my idiosyncratic list of suggestions, based purely on performers’ previous work:
- The Dark Fantastic (which doesn’t open until Monday—be the first to see it!)
- Epic Pitch
- Forty Wonderful
- F***ing Stephen Harper
- Hard Times
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
- The Italian Lesson
- The Purdy Boys in “Midnight at Mystery Point”
- This is Not the End
Don’t miss the performer showcase tonight (Wednesday, June 6) at the convention centre. It’s an opportunity to see most of the performers in action, and can be very useful in helping you choose what to see during the festival.
And talk to other people in ticket line-ups—they may recommend a show you hadn’t even considered….
Please Fringe responsibly.