During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Royal Mile – a long street in the center of the city that leads up to the castle – becomes a venue for artists to give the crowds a taste of what they are offering in their shows.
A Potted History Of The Century
Bepo and Co – circus performers from the Unwish Theatre – look back on the past century in their shows. They earned a place in my heart for the way they mimed situations – from standing on a precipice to being disappointed in love.
Gogol and Chekhov On The Royal Mile
The Fringe is not only host to modern theatre, but to the Russian masters as well.
The cast from the Newbury Youth Theatre – with members seen here suitably framed – are appearing in a new adaptation of Gogol’s play The Portrait.
These fine gentlemen are appearing in Chekhov’s The Three Sisters. They are members of the Aurora Theatre Arts at Western Connecticut State University – which is an indicator of how international the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is.
Hamlet Was Never Like This
The troupe from Hamlet House Of Horror looked especially striking as they made their sonorous way up the Mile. Their version of Shakespeare’s play is in vaudeville style, using mime, satire and the original music of The Horror House Band. Here’s a link to their site for a taste of their music.
I’d Like A Hug
This man was part of a theatre group standing with placards asking for hugs. I took his photo and then gave him a hug. I wish I could have photographed him as he broke into a big, infectious grin!