Soggy socks

August 16th, 20118:03 pm @


We’ve been busy with our sonic blogging – Jack Howson’s Dumbshow Podcasts are, as I’m sure you know already, being uploaded to this little site every four days of the Edinburgh Festival.

This week we were rather excited by the¬†Ontroerend Goed Special, if you haven’t had a listen yet then what on earth are you waiting for?! Go on.

So asides from pointing our microphone at creative types and putting on three shows a day, we’ve been trying to see as much delicious theatre, comedy, cabaret and music as possible. Sadly, Oedipus: a Love Story took its final bow this afternoon to a wonderfully rapt crowd. So now we’ve got a bit more time to see what this festival has to offer.

Through the wind and rain we have managed to seek shelter in some lovely theatrical spaces. So far we’ve especially adored the exquisite Your Last Breath by curious directive at Pleasance Dome (it closes on Thursday after wonderful reviews in the Guardian, Observer and Telegraph, hurry!) and Junction 25‘s brilliant I Hope My Heart Goes First at St. George’s West. Tonight, as it’s our night off, we’ll be off to see the delicious Frisky and Mannish before hopefully having a gin jig at the SpiegelTent. Or the C venues bar, where the music has been crowd-pleasingly fabulous late into the night.

Our denim is damp, our socks soggy, but spirits remain high. Fortunately, at two weeks in we’re still being driven by sheer adrenalin from performing Roar and Clockheart Boy every day.