Monday, August 22, 2011

Best of the Fringe

So, the British Council's Edinburgh Showcase kicks off, a biannual jamboree of hand-picked contemporary fringe theatre aimed at foreign promoters. There are around 100 from all around the world (16 from China) who pay to come over in return for guidance on what to see and some tickets. The idea is that they pick up on some of the shows, and obviously we're hoping for several productions to be invited to China next year. Best show today was 1927's (that's the name of the theatre company) The Animals and Children Took to the Streets - a fabulously inventive mix of live action & projected animation, cabaret & Fritz Lang.

Our office in Afghanistan was attacked by the Taliban yesterday with several security personnel killed. I don't suppose we'll be bringing much theatre to Kabul next year...

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