Venue: Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Reflections on Dance Odysseys: Mary Brennan, Dance Critic of The Herald, chairs a discussion with Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, Scottish Dance Theatre Artistic Director Fleur Darkin and Dance Base Artistic Director Morag Deyes.
Karl Marx, Brian Blessed, Rolf Harris. Some of the greatest men in history have beards, but what significance does this have in the 21st century? Does this affect your standing in society, elevate you amongst your peers, heighten sexual attractiveness? Or do they just look bloody daft? Comedian Chris Tavner will answer all these questions and more, in his brand new show. ‘Likeable and funny’ (City Life).
Stage One, the charity dedicated to developing the next generation of commercial theatre producers will be putting together an industry panel to discuss the producing profession and life after the Fringe.
For a taste of all that the Pleasance has on offer this Festival join us for our 2013 Press Launch, featuring theatre, comedy and music highlights from our 2013 programme. Tickets are free and can be obtained by phoning the box office on 0131 556 6550. The Pleasance Box Office is open from 10am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 12pm - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday until 31st July, then from 31st August 9am to 10pm daily. To book your free tickets, select the Free Concession in the box below
Venue: Fringe Central: Meeting Room
Join playwright, dramaturg and adapter, Oliver Emanuel (Titus, One Night in Iran) for a practical workshop on where ideas come from and how to balance the different roles inherent within the title, playwright, in the 21st century.
After the 2012 sell-out hit Control-Alt-Delete, Willis returns with a brand new computer comedy show. After 25 years using PC's, he's bought a MacBook. Which one will win out whilst he mines the data for laughs? ‘Very funny. IT geeks will love it, and non-IT geeks will also love it’ (ComedyFestival.com). ‘Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up’ **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Hilarious, never fails to entertain’ ****(List).
A site-specific performance about domestic abuse staged in a residential house. Our Glass House involves moments of fantasy, choreography and song, and is a promenade piece, encouraging audience to make their own journeys. The performance text is based on interviews we have carried out with men and women who have experienced domestic violence. There are no perpetrators in the show; we explore why people stay and how they leave. For the making of this show we have collaborated with artists to transform a disused house into a world for you to explore.
Admission free, gentiles half price. Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) recounts his favourite kosher gags alongside his personal take on the life of the modern Jewish comic. 'Ignore him' (Chief Rabbi). Enquiries www.thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com or 07905 917425. Four minute video clip from previous Edinburgh at www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrWIfHEfa68.
Venue: The Hub
Beckett on Film A rare opportunity to experience the 19 films, shorts and features,from many different filmmakers and actors, of the Beckett on Filmproject produced by Michael Colgan and Alan Moloney. Ohio Impromptu Directed by Charles Sturridge and starring Jeremy IronsRough for Theatre I Directed by Kieron J Walsh and starring David Kelly and Milo O’SheaNot I Directed by Neil Jordan and starring Julianne Moore6.10pm – 7.00pm Saturday 31 AugustThe Hub Tickets £4 per screeningSpecial Offer Buy a ticket for 3 to 6 screenings and save 20% or for 7 to 9 screenings and save 30%! eif.co.uk/beckettonfilm
As well as being one of the finest comedians, Obie has a reputation as a memory expert. This show combines the two. This show promises to be educational and funny. Obie has been on the circuit for 14 years and headlines gigs all over Scotland. He has performed solo shows for years in Edinburgh and has recently had a four week run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. During this show you will piss yourself laughing and learn some great new skills. Free 30-day course for everybody who attends. ‘Side-splitting’ (ThreeWeeks).