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 Charlotte Mooney director of Tipping Pointanswering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
A touching exploration of trust and betrayal, five circus performers enclosed in a circle confront a series of swinging, toppling metal poles; at once thrilling, exhilarating and nerve-racking and executed with a playful lightness of touch.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
We came last year with our first show Arc and Every Action…, it was a total blast, and we were very happy to discover an audience really hungry for new circus work. We wanted to come back with our newest show, it’s been touring the country this year to rave reviews and has built up a real buzz, so we’re excited to see how it goes in Edinburgh.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Talk to strangers in bars for recommendations. I found all the great unexpected things that way (and some proper duffers, but nothing ventured…)
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
It is incredibly highskilled, exciting, edge of your seat circus but it is also beautiful, mesmerising and genuinely moving.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
My great and wonderful mate Vic and his mate Kid Carpet in The Castle Builder, The Duke by Hoi Polloi, Daniel Kitson if I can kill someone for a ticket and, of course, Stewart Lee.
Name of show: Tipping Point
Venue: C Venues, C Scale
Dates: 3 – 25 Aug 2016 (not 9, 16 &23)