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Mervyn Stutter’s Pick Of The Fringe (22nd Year)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

The Fringe can be intimidating, can’t it? With venues spread apart and hidden, and so much to do. Mervyn Stutter’s show showcases his best of different genres and acts from ballet to theatre, stand up to cabaret, designed to make the punter’s life easier. It’s expertly compèred by Stutter, who gets the audience warmed up and conducts informative interviews with the acts. Giving a more eclectic spread of performers than other showcases in Edinburgh, it introduces you to a sample of some of the better performers in the Fringe. I thoroughly enjoyed The Les Clochards, a brilliantly unconventional cover band, and Caroline Rea, both of whom have joined my must-see list. A good start to the day if you don’t know where to start.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug (not 13, 20), 12.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Christopher Spring]