Edinburgh Fringe 2017
This year will be my ninth-consecutive Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I've previously worked for American High School Theatre Festival, Summerhall and I have attended as a Producer and Programmer. This year I will be producing my first show (The Wonderful World of Lapin), providing producing advice for another (1902) and assisting on two other productions (Workshy & salt.). I'll be a busy lady but I'm always available for a coffee or drink to meet new people during the busiest time of year!
The Wonderful World of Lapin by Le Petit Monde
Tania has just arrived from Paris for a very special occasion: the world's tastiest carrot competition! In her trunk, she carries her very own garden, from which a whole world is revealed... a world of Tania's animal friends, each of them desperate for a taste of her prize carrot. Welcome to the wonderful world of Lapin!
This delightful bilingual one-woman children’s show featuring live puppetry is the perfect opportunity to introduce very young children to learning an all-important second language
Narrated in English with French sentences, The Wonderful World of Lapin is a fun and heart-warming bilingual piece of theatre, accessible to all non-French speakers. It is aimed specifically at children aged 3-8 although it has delighted audiences of other ages and is an engaging experience for the whole family.
3 - 26 August 2017 (preview: 3 August; no shows 16-18 and 21-25 August, relaxed performance on 10 August) @ 10.30 (50 mins)
Fringe Venue 30a: Scottish Storytelling Centre
salt. by Selina Thompson
A journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship to retrace one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica and back. Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past. It was a long journey forwards in order to go backwards. This show is what they brought back.
Commissioned by Yorkshire Festival, Theatre Bristol and MAYK. Supported by Arts Council England.
Aug 5-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-26 @ 14.30 (1 hour 15 minutes) 12+
Fringe Venue 26: Northern Stage at Summerhall
Workshy by Katy Baird
This is a show about work. Some people work to make money. Some people work to feel fulfilled. Some people don't work at all. For the last two decades, Katy has been on the front line of the customer service industry. From getting you high to super sizing your whopper meal, she has done everything she can to make you happy. Looking through the lens of labour, Workshy is a powerful and honest portrayal of the relationship between class and aspiration.
Aug 2, 4-8, 10-15, 17-20, 22-27 @ 21.10 (1 hour 15 minutes) 18+
Fringe Venue 26: Summerhall
1902 by Saltire Sky Theatre Company
1902 sheds a light on the dark side of football, telling real stories about real people, but showing that not all football fans are as bad as they are perceived to be. This tale of pride, woe, defeat and victory reaches out to anyone who has dared to dream. Set in a country riddled by inevitable failure in the sporting department, 1902 highlights the eternal hope that continues to radiate throughout Scotland, affecting sports fans and all aspects of life. This play takes an access all areas approach to working class life in Scotland.
Aug 2-5, 8-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 @ 17.00 (1 hour 15 minutes) 18+
Fringe Venue 506: Wee Red Bar