With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHubwe want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Stephanie Ridings from The Road to Huntsville answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
The Road to Huntsville is an exploration into unconventional love, challenging preconceptions and cats.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
The Fringe is a brilliant platform to reach audiences nationally and internationally and will hopefully be a great foundation to build on in order to tour the work in 2017. When we realised the Fringe was achievable this year we were really excited. Who wouldn’t want to be part of such a vibrant, mental atmosphere in a beautiful city.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Although you need to look after yourself physically you need to maintain your mental health as well. Eating well and investing in smoothies or Berocca and taking time to have space outside of the festival setting for yourself.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
That’sa tricky one. It may be bold to make the statement butI would suggest no other show will combine the death penalty in Texas with cat gifs and a one-eyed house cat.I’d hope that the audience would experience a show which illuminates quite a compelling subject area but combines it with dark humour and makes the experience of those involved tangible.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
I’ve wanted to see Every Brilliant Thing for ages, The Lounge by Inspector Sands and although she is a good friend and I may be biased Francesca Millican-Slater’s Stories to tell in the Middle of the night.
Name of the show: The Road to Huntsville
Venue: Summerhall, Red Lecture Theatre
Dates: 5 – 28 Aug 2016 (not 15 &22)