here, is to talk to people around you as you queue for various performances. Now, I've never been slow in coming forward in this regard anyway, but when the woman standing in front of me in a queue a few days ago had a big button on her rucksack which said, "Ask me about Ginger Creek," I did just that.
To cut a long story short, she was from New York and the director of a 'family show', called 'Mystery at Ginger Creek'. Good salesman too, of a performance suitable for 7 years of age and up, and I (big kid that I am) duly turned up at the show. Lots of interaction with the audience. Which was just great fun.
Personally I thought Sally Silver Gunz was the murderer, but it seems I'm not much of a detective!
Mystery at Ginger Creek is produced by the Panto-WHAT?! Theatre Company, see here, and was written by Michael Curtin and Ruthie Scarpino, who was also on the stage.
The whole idea of family shows at the Fringe is something I had not considered before, but 'Mystery at Ginger Creek' shows that great family entertainment is available if you know where to look.
Definitely an hour for the taiko fan, although I suspect that others might find a group show (such as Hibiki, my personal favourites) more accessible.
Kensaku Satou says, "The beat of Japanese drums unites the people in the world beyond the language communication." True, so true!
Their version of Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain' was a masterpiece! And what good ambassadors for the University.
I don't want this year's Fringe to finish!
More to come ......