Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh Festivals
Shauna McDonald in Mouthpiece

Who says the Festivals aren’t for Edinburgh audiences? Brian Ferguson

It is the final Sunday of the Edinburgh Festival and I am setting off from Leith for the Traverse Theatre on a much-needed day off. The previous night I attended my first opera in years at the King’s Theatre, and marvelled at the ingenuity of the revolving set for Breaking the Waves, how the cast emerged from and vanished into its shadows. Today I am on the front row of the Traverse’s studio theatre for the final performance of one of the Fringe’s hottest tickets, wondering what will unfold on a sparse set consisting of a table, a chair and a pair of steps.

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