Monday, June 11, 2007

Summer

How fun is it to flick through the Edinburgh Fringe programme with a cup of tea, while listening to the metronomic thwack-thwack of tennis balls at Queens' club? Perfect. The Reduced Shakespeare Company's founder member Adam Long has written Dicken's Unplugged for the Fringe, which I'll be off to, and hopefully I'll also be seeing David O'Doherty, Frankie Boyle and Simon Amstell... and whoever else has 'buzz'. I've got the lingo down already, as you see.

9 comments:

Dean said...

Ooh, how long you up at the fringe for then? If you'll be there the 13th/14th you should go book to Mark Watson's 24 hour show before they all dissapear. Only a fiver so I've gone and booked one in the hope I can make it anyways!

If I do make it for more than a day top of my list to see is Brendon Burns, then O'Doherty, Rich Herring, Robin Ince and other stuff. Also somewhat excited that Mitch 'I don't do Edinburgh' Benn is hosting a late-night musical comedy club as I love musical comedy.

Also if you're not aware Toby Hadoke is doing a one-week run of Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf which I saw last year and was just brilliant.

More recommendations when I gave and go order a program...

AnnaWaits said...

It's good having you on board - lots of ideas! I'm afraid we've avoided the 13th because it seems that Mark Watson is pretty much the only person performing in Edinburgh that day! So many people have to 13th off! Would have loved to have seen (part of) that though. We're coming up on the 8th/9th/10th.

The Mitch Benn thing sounds great, and I remember you saying about the Hadoke show.. doubt it's that first week though? We've booked everything I mentioned in the post for the 8th and 9th, and then leaving the 10th free for things we hear about, and maybe a bit of sightseeing...

Dean said...

Ah yes, I think it's the mid-festival day off, there's some big party the night before or something... yeah Hadoke's show isn't until the following week... still it's coming out on DVD and being adapted for Radio 4 later next month anyways.

Do check out Robin Ince's book club at some point...which is on early afternoon so doesn't tend to clash with anything. At some point I shall also have to reccommend my friends shows, or they will hit me.

Also if you're looking at late shows, Late 'n' Live is shit, and trading on a reputation built up 5 years when it was at the old venue on Cowgate that got burnt down. If any other late show cost that much with such horrid tiered seating, so hard to get to the bar, no air conditioning it'd die. It lives due to the name alone. Check out Spank! at the Underbelly, or the late night shows in the Caves or the Hollyrood tavern.

I'll be down on the 10th either way so if you fancy meeting up for a coffee let me know... hopefully be down a few days either side too, time will tell.

AnnaWaits said...

That sounds cool :) We'll sort it closer to the time (and you just *know* you'll get sucked into staying longer!)

Dean said...

Sorry, I'll shut up soon but I can't believe I forgot to reccommend Daniel Kitson at The Stand... it's sort of taken as read amongst my comedy friends that you go see any Kitson stand-up show as a matter of course as he's simply the best stand up on the circuit today.

So yeah don't miss that.

Nat said...

Hey there Anna and Dean!
Didn't mean to crash into your conversation or anything rude like that, but you mentioned a party and that sounds interesting.
I'll be in Edinburgh on the 12th and I quite fancy a nice party. Any idea what and where it is?
Cheers! :-D

AnnaWaits said...

Party...? Oh yeah, the mid-festival thing... you'll have to ask Dean about that one!

dogsmustbecarried said...

Did the early show before one of Simon Amstell's previews at the Etcetera in May and stayed around to survey some of the audience on the way out. A good time was had by all, it seems.

AnnaWaits said...

Cool, thanks! Really looking forward to it... I'll go check out your site now :)