Wow, are we really at the final weekend of Edinburgh Fringe 2012? How can that be? Then again, it does feel like I’ve been in Edinburgh for months now, as is always the way.
But yes, here we go, the final furlong for the Fringe and most of Edinburgh’s other summer festivals (though the International Festival runs for another week remember). This being the final phase of the Festival means awards galore have been dished out in recent days, and even more will handed out over the weekend.
And by the time you read this, we will be handing out our ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards for 2012, celebrating the ten things that we think made this year’s Festival extra special – shows, performers, theatre companies and venues will be in there. Look out for more information about today’s winners on the website later.
But if you are still to plan your final days at the Festival, may I suggest you pick up a copy of the Week Three edition of ThreeWeeks, packed with great acts and shows, or the final ThreeWeeks Daily Edition of the year, which is deliberately filled with only 4/5 and 5/5 shows, so every one is recommended.
From the shows featured in our Week Three issue, you have just one more chance to see Linn Lorkin (ie her run finishes today). Running until tomorrow are cover star John Robins, Catie Wilkins,Vikki Stone, Luke Toulson, DeAnne Smith, Chris McCausland and Desperately Seeking The Exit. Meanwhile Molly Naylor And The Middle Ones‘ show ‘My Robot Heart’ runs until Monday, and the magnificent Théâtre du Soleil at the International Festival run until 28 Aug.
There are also a number of children’s shows worth checking out here, and if you are looking for some inspiration of how to make the most of the final few days, read this week’s column from Lynn Ruth Miller.
And as if that wasn’t enough, don’t forget this week’s Fringe Blogs, that have come in from Gareth Morinan, John Robertson, Lou Sanders, Marny Godden and Up & Over It. And if all that reading sounds too exhausting, why not catch up with the ThreeWeeks podcast team? They have a plethora of interviews and performances for you to sample in the ThreeWeeks player here.
Phew, that could fill a weekend on its own, couldn’t it? Whether you are a performer, promoter, publicist, back stage or venue staff, fellow journalist, or one of those all important audience members, or a combination thereof, do enjoy these last few days. This Fringe may have begun quieter than usual, but let’s have one last major party to wrap things up (yes, even with that ominous looking cloud in the sky).
Caro Moses, Co-Editor, ThreeWeeks