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 Gideon Irving answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Dwangs and haffets of entangled entertainment driven by a lust for surprise transmitted through a euphoric musical gratitude.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
I saw it in a dream, felt it in a vision, tasted it in a sandwich and heard a thunderous sonorous voice chanting “Fringe Fringe Fringe!” in my slumber through the lastyear.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
You, like the rest of us are going to die really really soon. Try to have a good day.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
That I won’t tell you what happens. You have to take a risk and trust that it will soundlike the soundtrack of your life and feel like a robust foot rub from a Russian Masseur named Dimitri. Only place you can hear the banjo, shruti box, whirly tube, jews harp and bouzouki while learning about my mother’s dating life in the 60’s.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Nina Conti: In Your Face
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show:My Name is Gideon: Songs, Space-Travel and everything in-between
Venue:The Pleasance Courtyard Upstairs
Dates:3 – 29 August at 13:00(14:00) (not17 August)