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 Lucy Garland of The Forest answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
The Forest is a multi-sensory production for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
We wanted to bring our show to the Edinburgh Fringe because as far as we are aware there has never been a show for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities at the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest international arts festival, and we believe that there should be something for this audience.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Our audience is always at the heart of everything we do so our advice would be: Get to know your audience. It is really important to know who your audiences are, this can help you promote your show to the right people and ensure you get the best audiences for your work.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer?
It is multi-sensory, during the show there are things to touch, smell, taste as well as an original score and a song sung to each and every individual audience member.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
We are really excited about Hijinx’s show Meet Fred, which is at Summerhall, it looks like a fascinating production with an inclusive cast. We can’t wait.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: The Forest
Venue: Pleasance Beyond
Dates: 22 – 25 August 2016