With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHubwe want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here is Beth Granville, writer and performer of Foiledanswering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Foiled is a fast-paced comedy set and staged in an actual hair salon.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
David Charles and I arrived at a draft of the script we were really happy with and it had made us restless and desperate to see it staged. And where better to debut it than the Edinburgh Fringe?
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Visitors or performers? Well to both I’d probably say the same – abandon any ideas about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the month and go and see as many shows as you can, get recommendations and take chances on unknowns.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
I guess it would be the venue; the Fringe has seen shows in phone boxes, pubs and coffee shops but a hair salon is apparently a Fringe first. We’re very excited about that.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Jake Yapp is One in a Million and Robin Morgan: Free Man– they’re both on at roughly the same time as me too so they are down in heavy pen for my days off.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Foiled
Venue: Ruby Rouge Hair Salon
Dates: 5 – 29August 2016 (not 11th, 18th, 25th)