Tracking the pre-Fringe buzz

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There are 3,847 shows at this year's Edfringe. We can't see them all — but you can.

Live from July 30th, Fringebiscuit's new-for-2018 Trends blog will be collecting all of the conversations out there in Twitter-space and bringing them to you daily, right here. Created with total impartiality, everything you see here in Trends will only ever be based on what Fringe-goers themselves have to say.

Trends will publish a daily round-up (starting July 30th) tracking the day-by-day performance of the top shows in each genre. We'll also be publishing a weekly pick-of-the-bunch blog where we'll take a more in-depth look at who's getting (digital) tongues wagging this Fringe.

To whet your appetite (and to train our algorithms) we've been keeping our finger on the pre-Fringe build-up, and already there is some major buzz around the shows coming to this year's Edfringe. Here are the stand-outs so far: 

Find out here how we're calculating this

Comedy

  1. Laura Lexx: Trying. Daily Mentions = 3.2, Mention Share 3.5%, Positivity Share 3.8%.
  2. The Amours of Lillie Langtry. Daily Mentions = 2.7, Mention Share 3%, Positivity Share 5.8%.
  3. Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex. Daily Mentions = 2.3, Mention Share 2.5%, Positivity Share 1.7%.
  4. Pete Firman: Marvels. Daily Mentions = 2.1, Mention Share 2.4%, Positivity Share 2.9%.
  5. Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal. Daily Mentions = 2.1, Mention Share 2.3%, Positivity Share 2%.

Cabaret and Variety

  1. Hot Brown Honey. Daily Mentions = 1.9, Mention Share 14.2%, Positivity Share 13.8%.
  2. CanadaClub. Daily Mentions = 1.7, Mention Share 12.7%, Positivity Share 16.5%.
  3. Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy. Daily Mentions = 1, Mention Share 7.4%, Positivity Share 7.4%.
  4. Ben Hanlin: 50. Daily Mentions = 0.9, Mention Share 6.9%, Positivity Share 6.4%.
  5. JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs. Daily Mentions = 0.9, Mention Share 6.4%, Positivity Share 8.5%.

Spoken Word

  1. Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live. Daily Mentions = 1.9, Mention Share 23.2%, Positivity Share 7.6%.
  2. A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love With Jeremy Corbyn. Daily Mentions = 1.9, Mention Share 22.4%, Positivity Share 44.1%.
  3. That's What She Said. Daily Mentions = 0.9, Mention Share 10.4%, Positivity Share 4.1%.
  4. What Keeps You Sharp? Daily Mentions = 0.5, Mention Share 5.6%, Positivity Share 2.1%.
  5. Poetry Bordello. Daily Mentions = 0.4, Mention Share 4.8%, Positivity Share 1.4%.

Music

  1. Gruff Rhys: Resist Phony Encores! Daily Mentions = 1.1, Mention Share 15.7%, Positivity Share 10.2%.
  2. 24/7 Live. Daily Mentions = 0.8, Mention Share 11.1%, Positivity Share 5.7%.
  3. Sing Sistah Sing! Daily Mentions = 0.7, Mention Share 10.2%, Positivity Share 15.3%.
  4. Bonnie Bayou. Daily Mentions = 0.6, Mention Share 8.3%, Positivity Share 15.3%.
  5. A Pitch in Time. Daily Mentions = 0.4, Mention Share 5.6%, Positivity Share 5.7%.

Theatre

  1. Ladykiller. Daily Mentions = 5.9, Mention Share 5%, Positivity Share 6.6%.
  2. 1-2-1 This Sex Is Real. Daily Mentions = 4.7, Mention Share 3.9%, Positivity Share 5.6%.
  3. Brexit. Daily Mentions = 2.7, Mention Share 2.2%, Positivity Share 1.8%.
  4. Dangerous Giant Animals. Daily Mentions = 2.3, Mention Share 1.9%, Positivity Share 2.4%.
  5. Woyzeck. Daily Mentions = 2, Mention Share 1.6%, Positivity Share 2.1%.

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus

  1. Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart. Daily Mentions = 0.6, Mention Share 9.8%, Positivity Share 12.4%.
  2. Sushi Tap Show. Daily Mentions = 0.5, Mention Share 7.6%, Positivity Share 1%.
  3. Anchor. Daily Mentions = 0.4, Mention Share 6.5%, Positivity Share 5.2%.
  4. She-Wolves. Daily Mentions = 0.4, Mention Share 6.5%, Positivity Share 17.5%.
  5. WRoNGHEADED. Daily Mentions = 0.4, Mention Share 6.5%, Positivity Share 8.2%.

Musicals and Opera

  1. Lucky. Daily Mentions = 1.8, Mention Share 13.3%, Positivity Share 17.6%.
  2. 35mm. Daily Mentions = 1.6, Mention Share 11.8%, Positivity Share 8.6%.
  3. Horny Coo in a Tutu. Daily Mentions = 1.2, Mention Share 8.9%, Positivity Share 7.1%.
  4. Thor and Loki. Daily Mentions = 0.7, Mention Share 5.4%, Positivity Share 5.2%.
  5. A Gallant Life. Daily Mentions = 0.7, Mention Share 6.6%, Positivity Share 5.4%.

Children's Shows

  1. Penguinpig. Daily Mentions = 0.9, Mention Share 16.7%, Positivity Share 35.8%.
  2. The Bear. Daily Mentions = 0.7, Mention Share 11.9%, Positivity Share 5.3%.
  3. A Cockroach and Furry Blurry Fluffy Things. Daily Mentions = 0.5, Mention Share 9.5%, Positivity Share 4.2%.
  4. Better Together. Daily Mentions = 0.4, Mention Share 7.1%, Positivity Share 7.4%.
  5. MamaBabaMe. Daily Mentions = 0.3, Mention Share 6%, Positivity Share 9.5%.

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