With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Lotte Rice from Exactly Like You answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
It’s a play in rhyme and song about a girl who is led out of her loneliness by a visitation from the ghost of Nina Simone.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
The challenge, excitement, learning, experience, creativityand an idea that I really wanted to share with people and Edinburgh is a mad, magical monster that I wanted to play with.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Well… I’m not by any means hugely qualified when it comes to Edinburgh experience; I have never done the whole month before! I would actually really appreciate all the advice, but I will probably be bringing up my steamer, as steaming my voice will be quite necessary.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
Well, it’s an idea that I’ve never seen before. It’s all in rhyme, with songs woven into the storytelling, but only in the imagination of the protagonist. It includes the songs and words of one the most formidable and enchanting musicians of the 20th century. And there is a real ghost.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
I’m really looking forward to seeing Tom Gill’s show Growing Pains, also Lunch by Luke Courtier looks amazing. And I’ve heard News Review is amazing.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Exactly Like You
Venue: Belly Dancer @ Underbelly, Cowgate
Dates:4-28 August 2016