WATCH: The Love Birds crew rig a set in less than 25 minutes

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Love Birds The Musical isn’t the only show that calls Pleasance Two at the Pleasance Courtyard home this month during the Edinburgh Fringe: we’re one of eleven shows that perform in the venue. There’s non-stop theatre and comedy on every day from 10am to 1am.

Well, nearly non-stop. Every show has a different set that has to be first put together and then taken down during the rapid changeovers. And Love Birds has a larger and more complicated set than most Fringe shows.

Between the end of Goblin Theatre’s excellent children’s show, Mr Tiger Goes Wild, which precedes us, the hard-working production and venue technical crew have just 25 minutes to get one set down, another set up, the venue tidied and the doors open. And about the same afterwards as we pass the baton onto Alfie White: Space Explorer – the crew launch into action as soon as the audience start to gather their belongings to exit.

Needless to say, it’s a frenetic period. And this is what it looks like…

Going up

Coming down

Our thanks and admiration to everyone who makes the impossible possible.

Love Birds runs 12.35pm daily 5-31 August (except 19 August) at the Pleasance Courtyard during the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. BOOK TICKETS HERE.