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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 areSharkLegswho are bringing their show, The Inevitable Heartbreak of Gavin Plimsole,answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.

In one sentence tell us about your show.

Gavin has been hoarding his heartbeats in the shed at the bottom of his garden but he may not have enough left so will need to borrow some of yours…

What made you decide to bring a show this year?

We won the Les Enfants Terribles Award with the show earlier this year which amazingly enabled us to come up to the Fringe with SharkLegs’ first Edinburgh show.

Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?

Set up some relationships with the people you want to see up there and get in contact before you go so you can meet new people and talk to exciting theatre companies as well as venues, programmers, and artists.

What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)

We are measuring the audiences’ heartbeats during the show and projecting them onto Gavin’s shed. The heartbeats are then used to change how the show is created in front of you – influencing choices of scene and outcomes for Gavin. It’s about seeing how we can make your heart race!

What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?

Gulliver’s Travels by Familia de la Noche looks to be an amazing show that will be our first stop-off on our day off.

Finally, the boring but essential bit…

Name of the show: The Inevitable Heartbreak of Gavin Plimsole

Venue: Pleasance Dome (10 Dome)

Dates: 3rd-29th August 2016 (not 16th)

Time: 13:40


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The Scotland team is under the editorship of Lauren Humphreys. The Reviews Hub was set up in 2007. We aim to review all professional types of theatre, whether that be Commercial, Repertory or Fringe as well as Comedy, Music, Gigs etc.

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