Words, words, words…
We experimented with this show-finding tool at Edinburgh Fringe a few years and got some positive feedback.
The FringeReview team are collecting together short phrases from shows’ listings in the Fringe programme or their press releases.
All the shows below are recommended as worth seeing by FringeReview but not based on reviews and PR – simply based on some intuition from the words, words, words… so bw warned but also be inspired.
All you have to go on is the phrase that leapt out at us. Which ones leap out at you? Scroll over the phrase and follow the link to reveal the show and, perhaps, follow that gut instinct and book a ticket.
This is more than a Fringe lucky dip – it is more of an instinctive delve…
“United by love, broken by reality. Remelle faces a constant battle to feel comfortable in her own skin. Her family want her to be proud of her heritage but she hasn’t become a successful business woman by flaunting her Jamaican roots. Now life’s pressures are starting to get to her, but are they all real”
In a circus after the lights have been turned off, four characters emerge in the darkness slowly revealing their desires, hunger and inner conflicts. Part mythical, part real, they define their own sense of sexuality and identity. Tension builds as the characters exist in their own separate worlds until a moment of destruction brings them together in an orgy of bodies, textures and emotions.
This is a story about my friends. Ok, fine, it’s mostly a story about me. December, 1998. Dunedin. The bottom of New Zealand, the bottom of the world. High summer in a town where there isn’t a lot to do. This is a comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love, and a possum. A true story about heartbreaking grief and enduring friendship
Witness the character’s birth and destruction, endured through the psychosis of her trauma. A homage to all people trapped inside their bodies, the delusion of what society tells them their limitations must be, inside the body of a man, inside the body of who Jenny once was. No longer will Jenny be trapped in our history books.
We are crowd-sourcing these shows too, tapping into the intuition of the Edfringe community.
So tweet us your phrases and the link @fringereview #keywordchaos
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