What’s On at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017? Tweet
posted on: 03 July 2017, posted by: James Zatka-Haas
What’s On at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017?
It’s June, and the performing arts world is gearing up for another Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Artists and companies from all continents, backgrounds and styles will be offering the biggest diversity of work in one place. Unlimited Project Manager Clara Giraud shares our list of things to see.
This year, Unlimited is looking forward to hosting ‘Beyond Tick Boxes’ – a panel discussion at Fringe Central. Bringing to the stage artists and organisations that have worked together to create significant changes to open up buildings to disabled artists and audiences, we hope to get an insight into the nuts and bolts of change-making. The one hour discussion will focus on lived experiences and ask what arts professionals in the room might take away to apply in their own practices, venue-based or not. It will move on into a facilitated networking event in the same building, so come join us to meet some like-minded people!
Liz Carr is back from Australia, and part of the ever-popular British Council Showcase with ‘Assisted Suicide: The Musical’ – an Unlimited Commission from 2016. Head over to the Assembly Rooms bright and early 22-26 August for the 10am performances, with laughs and glitter guaranteed.
Also part of the showcase is Unlimited alumna Touretteshero’s performance of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I‘, taking a ground-breaking approach to a seminal piece of work.
The Made in Scotland Showcase includes Caroline Bowditch’s ‘Snigel and Friends’, a development of a project commissioned by Unlimited last year bringing an experience for the youngest of audiences ages 0-1.
Unlimited-commissioned artist Jackie Hagan’s work is featured too, as Graeae Theatre Company put on a play she wrote last year: ‘Cosmic Scallies’, performed all month.
Other highlights of performances by disabled artists or touching on themes of disability include:
‘Mia: Daughters of Fortune’, a Mind The Gap production, directed by Joyce Ngayu Lee
‘Hidden’ by Gary Thomas
‘Guardians of Imperfection‘, Dutch comedians at the Laughing Horse
‘Designated Driver’, comedy by Jamie MacDonald
‘Taking Flight’ by RoguePlay Theatre
‘Deaf Comedy Fam’ by Ray Bradshaw
‘Every Brilliant Thing’ by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company
‘Labels’ by Worklight Theatre
Lost Voice Guy: ‘Inspiration Porn’ at the Stand Up Comedy Club
‘The Shape of the Pain’ by China Plate, Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe
Have you got anything to add to our list? Let us know by tweeting us @weareunltd or emailing email@example.com. We can’t wait to experience all this brilliant work, and to hear your thoughts. Off we go to continue our careful festival planning!