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 Guy Clark from Diary of a Madman answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
An extremely funny tragedy about a bridge painter fighting a losing battle with the twenty-first century and mental illness.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
The mix of hyper-contemporary naturalism and more surreal, mythological elements in Al Smith’s script seemed perfect for the Fringe.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Bring a really good pair of shoes.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
The scale of it, it is at once a very personal story about one family and also a parable aboutglobalisation, mental illness and the crisis of British politics.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
I was gutted to missLuke Wright’sWhat I Learnt From Johnny Bevan last year and am going to catch it at the Book festival this time round!
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Diary of a Madman
Dates:4 – 28 August 2016
Time: Various times