Where we pick one or maybe several things to check out in Edinburgh during the month of August [disclaimer: in the event of tardiness or over-eagerness, don’t be fooled by the headline, it’s today cos we’re picking it today, rather than you should go today, but maybe you should go today…]
Well crikey indeed. We’ve fallen a bit behind in all this. Having too much fun at the festival and all that. We tend to lose our capital correspondent Chris for the duration of August but thankfully he’s sent us word of a few last minute things that you just have to see at the festival before it packs up for another year.
Today’s choice comes in the form of a bit of theatre. High Plains (A Western Myth) is an engaging one man show based around the story of Jake, a drifter, who tells his story set against the backdrop of the Colorado plains. The storytelling from playwright Brian Watkins is reminiscent, well to us anyway, of Willy Vlautin, using stark locales, telling of troubling times. Ben Newman delivers Watkins’ monologue in a tense and unnerving fashion, building up to a point that you won’t see coming. Having received some excellent reviews, this is one show you’ll want to catch and it’s certainly been one of our big highlights from the fringe so far.
High Plains runs at the Underbelly, daily at 1:40pm until Sunday (25th August). You can get your tickets over on the fringe site.