1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018
Forth - Pleasance Courtyard
Restricted to ages 12 and above
Gender-bending musical cabaret and verbatim theatre marry to conceive a distinctly queer piece that asks: should we be making more babies in an increasingly overpopulated world? And is our society truly open to the idea of two dads?
'The company’s use of movement, its performative rigour, and ability to conjure worlds is second to none' (Stage).
***** (Times on Light).
**** (Guardian on Ballad).
Thursday 9th & Saturday 25th August - BSL Interpreted
Open/closeReviews and Quotations
How the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can supercharge careers
A: Fringe Advice:
No Kids – Pleasance
“The fringe can feel like a very competitive environment. But there is enough space for everyone. Spend some time finding your support network for those times when it feels impossible to go on.”
George Mann co-artistic director of Ad Infinitum, a company that made its early reputation at the fringe, believes if the show has quality an audience will find it. But, he adds, sometimes it takes weeks of effort to find, even for a company as established as his. This year, Mann and his co-director and partner Nir Paldi, are going to the Pleasance with No Kids, a show exploring whether as a gay couple they should or should not have children. Despite years of fringe hits, he knows that it might fail but believes the festival remains the best environment to test a performer and their show.
‘There is no more honest audience than a fringe audience’ – George Mann, Ad Infinitum
“There is no more honest audience than a fringe audience,” he says. “You know immediately from them what is and isn’t working and you can do something about it. An Edinburgh audience is a tough audience, but they are also honest and that’s important. They are why we go.”