Edinburgh Fringe Festival Blog 2017 Thespis

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Blog 2017 Thespis

Thespis costume hire
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Blog 2017 Thespis

Thespis Theatrical Costumiers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 Thespis. It is that time again! We are the Edinburgh Fringe Fest for mayhem, madness and Made in Dagenham. supporting the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre in their production of this hit musical about the 1960`s strike of underpaid women at Ford, which became a beacon for the rights of working women. Their show runs from Monday 7th August to Saturday 12th at Venue 152 (  Paradise in Augustine’s ).

Our day started with a leisurely breakfast at the “Look” cafe where we have been patrons for many years. Great selection of breakfast dishes available at a reasonable price, then our first stroll down the Royal Mile to soak up the atmosphere. We had pre-booked our first show which was “ All quiet on the Western Front”.by Incognito theatre. It is a tale that exposes the harrowing reality of trench warfare. I had seen this play at last year’s Fringe Festival and had to see it again. The performance of the 5 lads was just as impressive as I remembered it last year. A must see for anyone visiting the Fringe!

 

 

Before we were due at the Pleasance Dome for this performance we decided to have a wander around the courtyards where you can find all the eateries and watering holes. I very quickly spotted the Hendriks gin tent which looked rather inviting so we decided to have a pre-theatre drink of gin and tonic. We are on holiday after all! In true Ed Fest spirit 9 excuse the pun) , this turned out to be something quite different as soon after sitting down to sip our Hendriks , we were invited to the “Hendriks Laboratory” by a couple of chaps clearly there to lure in unsuspecting punters. Bemused we decided to follow them for what was hailed as “ a life changing experience” All very tongue in cheek of course. On entering the so-called laboratory, we were faced with wooden boxes each containing 3 cucumbers which in turn were wired to a laptop. On each box was also a headset with earphones. All very bizarre! Eight of us were huddled on bar-stools , all facing our own box with the said cucumbers. Then followed a demonstration of how to “play “the cucumbers by “rubbing “ them. Being wired to the laptop, each box was designed to make a specific sound .We were then given 1 minute to make sweet music together! Only at the Fringe! Our very own symphony will be emailed to us so watch this space for the end product.

All in all a blistering start at the Fringe.

M Bicknell

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Blog 2017 Thespis