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, answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions isJessica Edwards, director of Torch.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
A fierce, sexy, dark exploration of the self we present to the world and the way we really feel – with mega banging tunes.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
We have something personal to say about the female experience, with all its insecurities and inadequacies, joys and empowerments. We feel that the Fringe is the perfect place to detonate a conversation.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Get out there and talk to people about your show – it’s a pretty unique experience in that your audience is right there for you to collar and debate with. Use it to develop your ideas – see it as the beginning of a journey, not the end point.
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’s intensely personal, fiercely confrontational, confessional and raw. You’ll come for a good night out and you’ll stay for the intimacy. It’s like the best kind of one-night stand.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
We’ll be queueing up for both Daniel Kitson’s shows: Mouse, and the catchily titled Daniel Kitson Presents an Insufficient Number of Undeveloped Ideas Over Ninety Testing Minutes Starting at Noon – for his unique mix of the strange and the familiar.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Torch by Phoebe Eclair-Powell
Venue: Underbelly Cowgate (Big Belly)
Dates: Thursday 4th – Sunday 28th August 2016 (not 16th)