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 Laurence Clark answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Life sometimes throws up the unexpected when you depend on someone else to fasten your jeans for you.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
For a long time now I’ve really wanted to make a show about what it’s like to go through life relying on other people to do personal tasks for you. Oops, as I typed that last sentence and read it back I realised how dodgy it sounds. I mean the kind of things I can’t do for myself like shaving and getting dressed. But when I came up with the title Independence back in January I had no idea just how topical it would be by now.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Go to your bank, withdraw everything in your account right up to your overdraft limit and then set light to it. This will give you the same outcome as performing at the Fringe for three and a half weeks but without the feelings of insecurity and rejection which come from having something you’ve poured your heart and soul into judged by strangers.
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 the only show on the Fringe where you’ll learn what it’s like to perform in a piece of Scottish physical dance theatre and have Daniel Radcliffe impersonate you on stage.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Last year the two shows which made me laugh by far the most were by Seymour Mace and Andrew Doyle so I will definitely be going to see them again.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Laurence Clark: Independence
Venue: Assembly George Square – The Box
Dates: 3-28 August 2016 (not 16)