One of the many fabulous things about living in the wonderful city of Edinburgh is easy access to its amazing summer of festivals. Film, jazz, books, music, dance, comedy, science – everything comes to Edinburgh every summer. It’s amazing.
On 3 August the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe started. And on 4 August, Mr Tracks started our Fringe-Going-Fest with a vengeance.
We saw four major comedians at the top of their game: Simon Munnery; Lucy Porter; Phil Jupitas and Jason Byrne. All completely different, all very creative and all very funny.
This is the joy of The Fringe. Now in its 66th year, there are 2,695 shows in 279 venues with around 22,457 performers. For three weeks Edinburgh swells to welcome all these talented people, and everyone who comes to watch them in theatres, bars, schools, churches and many other spaces used creatively as venues.
You can see some of the world’s best comedy, theatre, music, musicals and opera, cabaret, dance and physical theatre, exhibitions and children’s shows.
Mr Tracks is going for a personal best this year of over 50 shows. I will be monitoring his performance to see how he gets on. We have already booked a wide range of events and I will report on the highs (and possibly lows!) of this year’s extravaganza.
Bring it on!