Every year, literally thousands of hopeful performers descend upon the Edinburgh Festival, along with thousands more tourists and art lovers hoping to see something special.
The costs of performing in Edinburgh can be astronomical. Many performers save up all year or put themselves into debt just to pay for accommodation alone. That’s before you look at the cost of paying for advertising or hiring a PR to secure you interviews and reviews.
Some performers reap the rewards of this investment with stacks of glowing reviews, award nominations, even TV deals. With so many performers vying for attention though, loads of brilliant performers get lost in the shuffle. Especially if they can’t afford to compete in the PR arms race.
With that in mind and with the fringe wrapped up for another year, here, in no particular order, are ten shows that managed to wow us in Edinburgh this year despite mostly flying under the radar.
You might have missed these guys even if you did make the trip to the Fringe this year, but don’t make the same mistake if they turn up to perform somewhere near you in the near future!