I went to Edinburgh again! Last year was my first experience at the Fringe, but this was my first time on stage there. 23 performances later... I think I have a show!
The main goal was to do something different to anything I'd done before. Create new material and tell a story using magic. I'm so pleased with the result, we had full houses and the audiences seemed to enjoy it too! Find out more about the show here.
I learnt doing a show every day for just over three weeks is exhausting, however what it allows is amazing - being able to tweak little things day by day and seeing the results straight away... I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
Edinburgh during the Fringe is the most incredible place to be, surrounded by creativity and performers from all over the world. I saw lots of shows... here are the ones which stood out for me:
Alex Horne - Monsieur Butterfly centers around a Rube Goldberg machine (an over-complicated machine designed to carry out a simple task - think about the game 'mouse trap'!) Alex fills the stage with objects from his life, which all come together in the most amazing way at the end of the show. I loved it!
Christina Bianco is a superstar impressionist. I first heard about her from her youtube videos (watch this), and seeing her live did not disappoint. She is simply brilliant.
'Funz & Gamez Tooz' is a kid's show, definitely not just for kids... I don't want to say any more than that, but all I'll say is adults will enjoy this show just as much (if not more!) as the kids!!
Aaabeducation starring Malin Nilsson & Charlie Caper - Charlie's solo performance was my Fringe highlight last year, and this new show with his friend Malin, was even better! It's so rare to see such technical magic performed so well and made entertaining! Both are master magicians and if you ever get the chance to see them... GO!
Will it be three years in a row at the Fringe? I'll let you know very soon!