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 IntergalacticNemesis answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
The Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity is a pulp-inspired, hilarious, on-the-edge-of-your-seat, nerd-tastic adventure story that mashes up comic books with radio drama in a format like none other on the planet.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
It was the perfect storm of serendipity. A producer friend of mine (Rachel Neuburger) asked me if I was interested in bringing it. She already had Richard Jordan interested and I’d wanted to work with him for some time. Add that to the fact that the Edinburgh Fringe is, well, the Edinburgh Fringe, and it became a no-brainer.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Keep your mind open for any new experience you can find. And brace yourself for the crowds. Dear lord, a lot of people come to Edinburgh for this.
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 format is totally unique. We project comic-book artwork from a graphic novel I wrote panel-by-panel (without the word balloons) on a huge screen to tell the story visually. Three actors voice all the characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, and it’s all live in front of your eyes. We’ve toured to more than 170 venues in the US, including the New Victory on Broadway and the Kennedy Center. Now we’re bringing Twin Infinity to the UK for the very first time. If you have an inner 12-year-old, this show is for you. We seriously can’t wait to see how the Edinburgh crowd responds!
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Still sorting that out, but The Marked over at the King Dome looks pretty cool to me.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show:IntergalacticNemesis: Twin Infinity – A Live Action Graphic Novel
Venue:The Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance One
Dates: 3 – 29 August (not 10, 16 or 23 August)
Time: 14.20 (15.50)