Edinburgh is awash with amazing shows and with a huge variety to choose from we had a hard task choosing one for our annual Fringe staff night out. In the end we decided on The Boy with Tape on his Face at the Pleasance Courtyard preceded by a Mexican at Pancho Villa’s. The food was delicious, especially when washed down with a few jugs of margaritas, then everyone was in the mood for some good comedy and we weren’t disappointed. The show was excellent and it is totally obvious how it has played to sell out audiences and won many awards. Sadly (really!) we were seated too far back to get picked from the audience to assist ‘The Boy’ on stage.
On Sunday night Jade, Dino and I went to see the wonderful La Clique, who are back at the Fringe for their 10th anniversary with the world premiere of their new show at The Famous Spiegeltent. In true Spiegeltent style this fabulous show was a mix of cabaret cum circus and the action is non- stop with a variety of acts from Belgian chanteuse Micheline singing Brel and comedy magician Piff the Magic Dragon assisted by Mr Piffles the chihuahua, to arial strap and acrobalancing gymnasts, extreme roller-skating, dance, burlesque and the very large, camp and unforgettable Scotty the Blue Bunny. The seating being right up to the low level circular stage makes the acts all the more engaging and you can really appreciate the skill of those performing. The Bar is open throughout the show and the audience is encouraged to use it! Our new d&b T10s did a great job on the sound and overall it was a magical night.