Well, that’s The Fringe over for another year. I saw lots of great stuff and a fair bit of cack, but even the not-very good stuff was diverting.
Year Out Drama Company’s Story Shakespeare show was as great as ever I’m glad to report; a bit more sombre in tone than in previous years perhaps, but that’s probably appropriate for Pericles, with its central strands of child abuse and forced prostitution; but there were also plenty of laughs at the leaps of faith Shakespeare (or his collaborator George Wilkins) asks. An undrownable zombie queen? Floating armour?
Already looking forward to next year to see what the company pull out – there does not seem to be a weak link in any of their productions.
Great to meet producer Deborah Moody again.