Inveterate gagster Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) chaperones you through an hour of comedy, music, guest and surprises, news and reviews all in collusion with the Orchestra of Andy Zapp.
Russell Howard, Miranda Hart, Julian Clary... what do they have in common? All once received one star reviews. This show presents a fresh daily line-up of one starred wonders who have proved their reviewers wrong. This One Star Revue will be hosted by MC Nigel Lovell.
Venue: Fringe Central: Meeting Room
WGGB is the union negotiating writers’ terms with broadcasters, theatres, etc; lobbying in Westminster, Edinburgh and Brussels; advising members over work issues. Find out more – and join.
Where to go next? Make the most of your Edinburgh experience and meet performing companies and venues who have recently experienced other Fringe festivals. The ups and downs, challenges and triumphs. What's it all about?
Join Gez Casey, Live Theatre’s Literary Manager, as he introduces Live Theatre’s unique online course www.beaplaywright.com which offers a straightforward guide to the craft of playwriting. Find out more about the five step-by-step modules, each covering different aspects of playwriting, the practical tried and tested exercises students are asked to complete, and the exclusive video clips of great dramatists including Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, The Pitmen Painters) and Shelagh Stephenson (A Northern Odyssey) as they offer the benefits of their experience. Attendees receive an exclusive promotional code offering a discount on the online course.
Scotland’s rich campaigning tradition comes under the spotlight as some of our most radical organisations take to the stage to fight their corner. A different event each day guarantees the best of activism, agitation and action. From fair trade to disability rights, peace, socialism and internationalism, nothing is off the agenda as we celebrate Scotland’s radical traditions and give a platform to our most determined campaigners. Each day will be highly participative with plenty of opportunity for discussion, debate and argument at these free events. Detailed programme available at www.arfringe.com
Venue: Fringe Central: Meeting Room
If you have ever been interested in touring the United States with your show, either from abroad or from the US, this session will start the discussion about touring resources, different touring markets in the US and how to network with potential venues.
Venue: Fringe Central: Concourse
As TO&ST – the Time Out and Soho Theatre Edinburgh Cabaret Award – returns for its second year, join jury member and Time Out London cabaret editor Ben Walters for a weekly look at cabaret on the Fringe.
Venue: New Media Scotland
A video of the 2002 OBIEwinning production of Racine’s Phèdre, set in a mobile modernist landscape of sliding Plexiglass panels, omnipresent monitors, hidden cameras, and badminton…
‘This blend of ironic seriousness, heightened theatricality and multimedia ballet has developed into one of the sharpest of theatrical instruments’ The Village Voice
Monday 12 August 12 noon1 hour 15 minutes
New Media Scotland
See them here, now, first! Each afternoon the Vilaseca Quartet, featuring four top graduates from performance courses at Trinity Laban perform classical and contemporary string quartets and solo items showcasing the highest levels of Trinity Performance Diploma examinations. Free goodie bags! www.trinitycollege.co.uk/fringe The Vilaseca Quartet: Phillip Granell (violin), Daniel Gea (violin), Jordi Morell (viola), Austen Scully (cello).