Edges at Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Review

Edges at Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Review

Assembly Rooms, Music Hall, Venue 20

From £14.50 (£13.50 concession)

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Dates still available 18th, 22nd, 25th August

10am (1 hour 20)

Edges | Musicals and Opera | Edinburgh Festival Fringe (edfringe.com)

Suitable for 12 +

4 stars – a fantastic, tuneful performance by a talented cast from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Mini Travellers

The splendid Music Room at the Assembly Rooms with its glamourous chandelier is a fitting venue for this excellent show.   From the creators of The Greatest Showman and La La Land, Edges explores the period from your mid-twenties to early thirties where self-doubt is rife and you have the horrible feeling that everyone has their life sorted apart from you.  Thank goodness for good friends to see you through!  The musical follows a group of young women who are interlinked as siblings, roommates, lovers and friends, as they try to make sense of life and explore what the future could hold.  And more importantly what they want their future to be.

The house band are phenomenal (as you’d expect from The Royal Conservatoire), a three piece who have great presence on stage as they seamlessly flip between musical genres.  They support a brilliant cast, who create amazing harmonies and some very poignant moments.  The songs are catchy and uplifting as well as touching and sad – it’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster!

Poppy (aged 15) loved it, she was enthralled.  And we had lots to talk about afterwards and isn’t that the joy of live theatre and music that it stays with you for a long time after you leave the theatre.  I’d recommend Edges as a brilliant show to take teenagers and beyond to.

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