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’s Emma Taylor producer of NewsRevue answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
2016 is going down in history – if you’ve never seen NewsRevue before, book now because this year’s show will be legendary.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
Tradition and duty to our loyal fans in Scotland. It will be our Guinness World Record Breaking 37th year. NewsRevue was ‘born’ in Edinburgh in August 1979.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Flyering really does work but you’ve gotta do a minimum of 2 hours per day. If you’re in a show and up for the month, pace yourself, especially in your 3rd week. Your liver needs you all year round.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
There’s a reason a show gets a world record but we never rest on our laurels. In addition to hot off the press material, this show is a culmination of the best tried and tested material from the past year at our London home, Canal Cafe Theatre.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
NewsRevue has helped launch a multitude of comedy careers so every year I’m spoilt for choice seeing NewsRevue alumni. This year I can’t wait to see Alice Marshall in Vicious, Patrick Holt in They Built It. No one Came and my dear friend Andrew Doyle at The Stand.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: NewsRevue 2016
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
Dates: 3 – 29 August 2016 (not 17)