Just as it would be brilliantly surreal to see a show overlooking the city on the leafy summit of Arthur’s Seat on a clear summer’s day, it could equally be that it doesn’t quite work when the weather decides otherwise. And this being August in Edinburgh, the weather is temperamental. Barry Ferns will bravely be aiming to run this show every day of the festival, through sunshine and rain, though he understandably relies on an audience of at least 10 people. On better days, crowds of several hundred have congregated on the summit to enjoy his perfectly pitched 15-minute show. A clever concept that may sometimes surrender itself to rain, but on the right day will stir up a brilliant atmosphere.
Summit of Arthur’s Seat, 3-27 Aug, 1.00pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]