From The Fringe

From The Fringe: Japan Marvelous Drummers

By | Published on Monday 24 August 2015

Japan Marvelos

Each day this month we are looking at some of the shows, performers and events being championed at the Edinburgh Festival this year by our sister magazine ThreeWeeks.

And more drumming today. Says our reviewer of these guys: “The description ‘traditional instruments of Japan’ doesn’t quite convey the explosion of raw power and noise that is ‘Japan Marvelous Drummers’. So be prepared: this show is big, loud, and utterly wonderful”.

He goes on: “With astounding skill and stamina, eight musicians work their way through not only drums of all kinds but also Koto harps, flutes and clarinets, presenting everything with charming good humour. The feats of strength are staggering – watching a man struggle to hold up a drum the size of a tumble dryer while two musclebound drummers beat it mercilessly is an image that will stay with you. The drummers deserve to pack out the George Square Theatre before the end of their run, and I sincerely hope they do”

Japan Marvelous Drummers is on at Assembly George Square Theatre in Edinburgh until 30 Aug.