Last Saturday (6th August), Monday (8th August) and Tuesday (9th August) we spent enjoying seeing shows at the Fringe – 6 in total. We had Sunday off as a day of rest.
On Saturday we already had tickets to see Daniel Sloss in the evening but at lunchtime we managed to get free tickets to see Oedipus starting Steven Berkoff, Simon Merrells and Anita Dobson thanks to Theatre Ninja. we couldn’t beleive our luck as tickets for Saturday were £17.50. It was an excellent production and well worth seeing if you can. By the time we went to see Daniel Sloss it was raining and we still had to wait in a queue in the rain to get in. Another good gig.
On Monday we went to The Spaces at Surgeons Hall to see a short play called The Yellow Wallpaper. This was chosen by Eleanor. It was based on a book of the same name and deals with how depression use to be treated. After that cheery play we had a visit to The Surgeon’s Hall Museum before going to The Pleasance to see Potted Potter. We had seen this before several years ago but still worth another look – a good laugh. In the evening we again had managed to get some free tickets this time only two but as it was 2 for 1 day the other tickets didn’t cost very much. We went to see a Candian comedian called Deanne Smith. Very funny and something different, though I think she was surprised when she saw Eleanor as we were leaving.
On Tuesday we had tickets to see Ten Plagues at The Traverse. We were having a lazy day but had thought we might go to The Botanics before the show. This changed when Matthew was offered a ticket to see Private Peaceful so instead while Matt went to the show the rest of us had a wander around George Square and Bristo Square. Ten Plagues is quite a complex play but unlike Matthw and Terry I wasn’t willing Marc Almond to get the plague before the end. Worth seeing!