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 Lucy Rivers &Hannah McPake of Wonderman answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Wonderman is a unique gig-theatre take on Roald Dahl’s short stories for adults and combines a sizzlinghot score of original live music, macabre characters, soaring imaginings andthrilling twists and turns, allinjected with a wicked sense of dark humour.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
This year is Roald Dahl’s centenary year and so it’s a perfect time to celebrate his writing at the Fringe. We had a great time with The Bloody Ballad in 2013 and are delighted to be coming back in collaboration with National Theatre Wale and Wales Millennium Centre this year.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Take in as much as you can of the Fringe and the city. If you need a break, a walk up Arthur’s Seat is always good to clear your head/hangover.
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 rare to see these vibrant short stories performed, and our unique production will combine original live music with his twisted tales to create a thrilling and entertaining show.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
We are one of a number of Welsh productions at the Fringe this year. In particular check out Yuri, A Good Clean Heart and Alix in Wundergarten also at Underbelly. We also can’t wait to see our friends Inspector Sands new show at Summerhall.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Wonderman
Venue: Underbelly Topside
Dates: 3 – 28 August 2016 (except Mondays)