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 Lisle Turner writer ofScorched answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Scorched is beautiful, challenging and moving show about an old soldier recalling his loves, losses and WW2 experiences in the North African desert, as his mind slowly disintegrates with dementia.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
The show is based on real stories from the life of my grandfather and other veterans that I’ve interviewed. This year is the 75th anniversary of the Tobruk (my grandfather was there) and in among the distorted media portrayals of war and its impact on soldiers and their families, I wanted to inject some truth into the conversation.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to Ithe Fringe for the first time?
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer?
It’s based on true stories.
It will make you laugh and cry so that you’ll ask yourself “why”?
You’ll see sand used in some very surprising ways!
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
There are too many good shows to pick just one. Here’s a few; Tipping Point by Ockhams Razor, Bucket List by Theatre Ad Infinitum, The Lounge by Inspector Sands, Imbalance by Joli Vyan, The Toad New by James Thierree and we never miss Daniel Kitson, Mouse: The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought.
Name of the show: Scorched
Venue: ZOO Southside, Studio
Dates: 5– 29August (not 15&22)