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 Vincent van Berkel of Perhaps Hopeanswering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
As we humans continue to destroy the only home we have, Perhaps Hope looks for the glimmer of humanity and a reason to be hopeful for the planet and its inhabitants.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
To bring the show to a greater audience, it’s the next logical step in the progression for this fledgling company and its premiere production. To take a show from Australia to Europe is a big undertaking, but one that we feel is necessary.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Sleep when you get the chance.
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’re approaching a huge topic (climate change) with an artistic response through circus. We utilise unique, undiscovered props and sculptural elements. Combine this with beautiful imagery and high-skilled acrobatics, gritty physical theatre and self-reflective symbolism, and you’ve got a truly unique and unmissable experience.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Driftwood by Casus
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Perhaps Hope
Venue: Underbelly Circus Hub
Dates: Thursday 4th – Monday 22nd August 2016 (not 15th)