ITI reaches halfway point at Edinburgh Fringe 2016…

It’s been two weeks of mayhem, but definitely one of our best years yet. And although we’re only half way through, we simply couldn’t wait to share some of our great Edinburgh Fringe news with you!!

 

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Now in its ninth Fringe year and still repeating previous successes, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience kicked off at B’est Restaurant with multiple sell-out shows and hundreds of happy audiences. Our favourite 5* reviews include this cracker from Mumble Theatre, talking about the skill and energy levels of our actors: ‘During this sold-out show, the audience are immersed into every feeling the actors portray. The performers give their all to the show, sweat pours from their heads and veins pop out from stress’!

 

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By contrast, this is only the first full-time Fringe for The Wedding Reception – it made a testing-the-water appearance last year and won such great reviews we went off and developed the show further so that we could take it to full touring strength. The show this year has a slightly different storyline, masses of surprises – and some great catering at the fabulously 4* George Hotel.

Actor Jack Baldwin, who plays the roles of Ray and Ricky in the Edinburgh cast, has taken to Twitter to proclaim the show’s success of reaping an impressive number of 5* reviews.

 

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But what do these amazing reviews actually say about the show? British Theatre Guide could not praise our comedic actors enough, saying ‘it’s all highly spontaneous with clever improvisations, a witty script and perfect comedy timing’. Meanwhile The Stage says, ‘there is no shortage of laughs on the menu’ and calls the show, ‘riotous immersive theatre’.

 

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As if that isn’t enough, we have ensured that fun spills out of our venues onto the streets of Edinburgh as our cast and crew have been out about meeting people, come rain or shine.

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We’ve made new friends along the way, with BBC Radio’s Mark Forrest who spent some time hanging out with The Wedding Reception actors and writers, Becky Norris and Dave Tremaine; and Callum Stott from The Scots Reviewer became cosy with our Faulty Towers cast, Benedict Holme, Suzanna Hughes, and Oliver Harrison.

 

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Comfortably delivering an impressive 12 shows a week, everyone is entitled to one day of bed rest, and it looks as though our Faulty cast like to rest together as well as play together, but of course, no one can compete with our furry friends who become top dog every time…

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We couldn’t be more proud of both of our shows, and all our performers – the next 10 days are set to be just as crazy, hilarious and rewarding as the first. That said, the real stars of the show are you, the audience, and tickets are selling out fast, so get your hands on a pair now!

 

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Edinburgh Fringe tickets at B’est Restaurant

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The Wedding Reception

Edinburgh Fringe tickets at The George Hotel

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