Edinburgh Festival buzz: Drum Struck, The Bridge
Throughout August Hamish Gibson will be blogging here about the Edinburgh Festival reaction online. Check back daily for what people are chattering about at the world’s biggest arts festival. Want to get involved? Seen something great – or terrible? Tweet us about it with the hashtag #wow247fest
Benjamin Scheuer’s solo musical The Bridge documents his deeply emotional lifetime, including his father’s death and treatment for advanced stage cancer, and has been touted by the Twitter-sphere as quite a hidden gem of the Fringe.
— Emma Pritchard (@el_pritchard) August 15, 2013
— Lois Jeary (@loisjeary) August 15, 2013
— Andrew (@ajc2507) August 15, 2013
. The Bridge is showing at C Nova every day at 21:05 until 26 August.
— The Secret Policeman (@secretpoliceman) August 16, 2013
The family friendly interactive drum-theatre show (that’s quite a lot to wrap your head around but it sounds exciting nonetheless) Drum Struck is a celebration of the African philosophies of peace. Apparently the world’s first ever interactive drum-theatre show, Drum Struck is a spirit lifting experience which has the potential to enchant an entire theatre into a united rhythm (I’ve seen a preview of the show myself so I say this first-hand).
— Alfred Zulu Phakati (@AlfredPhakati) August 16, 2013
— Sbu Shozi (@SbuShozi1) August 16, 2013
Drum Struck is showing every day at 18:00 at Assembly Hall until 26 August.
I’ll leave you for today with a reminder that no matter how much of an Edinburgh Festival veteran you may be, you still can’t predict what you might walk around the corners of Auld Reekie to.
Danish dude in a kilt on the bagpipes. S&M play and a small rainforest’s worth of flyers. Typical day at #edfringe
— Gary McCurry (@FolieaPlusieurs) August 15, 2013