FIONA Hyslop, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, today announced the companies and artists taking part in this year’s MADE IN SCOTLAND programme – a curated showcase of music, theatre and dance performed during the world’s biggest arts festival and arts market – Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Music Centre, MADE IN SCOTLAND has received £590,000 funding from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
The 2014 programme highlights the wealth of music, dance and theatre that is currently being made and produced in Scotland. Now in its 6th year, the programme has grown from strength to strength with a total of 29 companies and artists taking part this year including MADE IN SCOTLAND regulars, David Leddy, Scottish Dance Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Caroline Bowditch, Barrowland Ballet, The Black Diamond Express and Amy Duncan and a host of new faces including Fiona Rutherford, Tromolo Productions, Curious Seed, Daniel’s Beard, Simon Thacker and many more.
The programme provides an opportunity for national and international promoters to see the work and encourages artistic collaborations to be forged – an example of which is Scottish Dance Theatre’s Miann, choreographed by Fleur Darkin with music by Glasgow four-piece, The One Ensemble.
Since its inception in 2009 until 2013, MADE IN SCOTLAND has funded 69 Scottish companies to showcase their work as well as enabling them to take up national and international touring opportunities. Onward touring funding has enabled companies to tour across five continents, visiting over 15 countries, including Germany, USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Canada, Japan, China, Denmark, The Netherlands and more.
Playwrights’ Studio Scotland returns with TalkFest 2014 – a full programme of workshops and discussions about the creativity behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase and the wider Edinburgh Festivals. The sessions are led by some of our leading playwrights and theatre-makers including Nicola McCartney, Oliver Emanuel and Linda McLean.
Launching the Made in Scotland programme, Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop said: “Made in Scotland’s strong reach and appeal has been proven by the international success of many of the acts showcased over the last five years. This year’s programme builds on this success and promises to deliver even more exciting, memorable and moving performances. Through the Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, the Scottish Government is supporting the festivals to grow their economic contribution and giving Scottish performers the opportunity to promote our country’s rich culture, heritage and distinct identity on a world stage.”
She added: “Made in Scotland 2014 is an excellent showcase for the strength of work created here. I urge all this year’s festival-goers to catch these wonderful performances as part of their Fringe experience.“
Kath M Mainland, chief executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said: “The Made in Scotland showcase is a crucial platform for Scottish artists at the Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival and one of the most significant arts markets in the world. Made in Scotland is a real launch pad for Scottish companies at The Fringe. It allows them direct access to influential contacts in the media and arts industry as well as the opportunity to present their work alongside many international counterparts. Made In Scotland goes a long way to raise the profile of these Scottish artists by allowing them to take full advantage of the unparalleled opportunity to have their work seen by promoters and presenters from around the world.
She added: “I’m delighted that over its six year history the Made In Scotland showcase has supported and nurtured so much Scottish talent at The Fringe and look forward to it continuing for years to come.”
Laura Mackenzie Stuart, portfolio manager for Theatre and International, Creative Scotland said: “Edinburgh and its cultural feast of August festivals attracts visitors and artists from across the globe. The Made in Scotland showcase is a welcome digestible selection of the best creative talent from Scotland across the Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.”
She added: “The Made in Scotland initiative enables artists to increase their profile and have their work – created and produced in Scotland – seen across the globe. The artistic, reputational and economic benefits of the Made in Scotland initiative will not only be felt by those participating in this year’s showcase but will also be shared across the creative community of Scotland.”
Jon Morgan, director, Federation of Scottish Theatre, said: “Now in its sixth year, the Made in Scotland showcase boasts not only an excellent programme of Scottish dance, music and theatre on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe but also an impressive track record of previous Made in Scotland companies which went on to successfully tour internationally.”
He added: “It is testament, both to the consistently high quality of work by Scottish artists, and also to the impact of the targeted funding provided by the Scottish Government’s Expo Fund. FST are also delighted to be continuing our successful partnership with Creative Scotland and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society to deliver another exciting programme of work.”
Gill Maxwell, executive director, Scottish Music Centre, said: “This year’s Made in Scotland music showcase exemplifies the quality, diversity and range of styles produced and performed by artists across Scotland today. The programme will give Fringe audiences a taste of some of the best new music Scotland has to offer.”
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2014 Made in Scotland Companies and Artists
Lung Ha’s & Stellar Quines Theatre Companies in association with the Finnish National Theatre (THEATRE)
13 SUNKEN YEARS by Paula Salminen, translated by Eva Buchwald
Three women, three generations, tied together not only by blood but also by the magic of the river that runs through their remote Finnish town. One day the Mother disappears… It happened on the day of her school graduation, her mother disappears and her grandmother is diagnosed with dementia. As Eva tries to make sense of her life now that pieces of her world are missing, past memories seem to rise out of the mist on the river. An atmospheric play that examines family, destiny and the journey that becomes life.
The Assembly Rooms (venue 20): 75 mins
Aug 11 – 24 (not 18 Aug) | 14:05hrs | Aug 16: Captioned performance
Daniel Padden and Wounded Knee – presented in collaboration with The Glad Café (MUSIC)
AND BLITHELY SPEND THE GOWDEN DAY
Drew Wright aka Wounded Knee and Daniel Padden present a striking new song cycle celebrating the seasons inspired by Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills. This special performance, centred around Wounded Knee’s distinctive vocals, features original compositions and bold new arrangements of traditional material, performed by a group of adventurous players. Drawing on diverse influences including African guitar minimalism, cosmic jazz, and experimental and folk traditions, Wright and Padden create a sonic patchwork bound by prose and poetry: a Scottish Summer Symphony.
Scottish Storytelling Centre (venue 30): 50 mins
Aug 12 – 14 | 17:00hrs
Tromolo Productions (THEATRE & MUSIC)
BIDING TIME (remix)
A story told through song, screen & silent disco. One woman’s discovery of what is expected from her to succeed in the music industry. Follow Thyme & her band down the rabbit hole in this surreal, immersive trip through the fame factory. Devised by A Band Called Quinn with award winning Grid Iron Co-Artistic Director Ben Harrison in response to global shared story project Biding Time. Based on singer-songwriter Louise Quinn’s first hand experiences.
Summerhall (venue 26): 60 mins (approx)
Aug 5, 6 (previews) | Aug 7 – 9, 12 – 13, 17, 19 – 21, 23 | 22:20hrs
Curious Seed (DANCE)
Originally created by Christine Devaney and Leandro Kees (Performing Group, DE).
Commissioned by Imaginate.
A playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for… Join Christine and Hendrik as they ask some BIG questions about identity and the meaning of life. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Is it the way we dance? Our pasts or our futures? And, most importantly, doesn’t everyone like pizza?
Summerhall (venue 26): 45 mins
Aug 1 – 3 (preview) | Aug 5 – 24 (not Mondays) | 11:30hrs | recommended age guideline: 8+
Fire Exit/David Leddy (THEATRE)
CITY OF THE BLIND
Epic political thriller available anywhere via smartphone or tablet. Imagine a downloaded book that comes alive with audio, photos and video. Emotionally complex and intellectually provocative drama. From multi-award-winning writer/director David Leddy, ‘maverick’ (Guardian),
‘genius’ (Scotsman), ‘leading innovator’ (Times). Follow U.N. investigator and whistleblower Cassie Al-Khatib caught in a web of surveillance, violence, and counter-intelligence. Throughout six thirty-minute chapters you access secret files to hear Cassie’s voicemail, intercept emails, and watch CCTV. Based on research into shocking real-life abuse committed by U.N. peacekeepers.
Double-billed with live show Horizontal Collaboration.
Online at www.davidleddy.com (with Traverse Theatre) | Download anytime (6 x 30 minute chapters)
Brian Molley Quartet (MUSIC)
One of Jazzwise Magazine’s ‘who to look out for 2014’, the acclaimed Scottish saxophonist with his outstanding quartet featuring Tom Gibbs/piano, Mario Caribé/bass and Stuart Brown/drums and percussion perform contemporary, lyrical music from their recent release CLOCK. With organic original compositions alongside skillfully crafted re-interpretations of classic jazz standards, the group’s performances feature robust modern jazz with a latin-influence, yet display a keen respect for the tradition.
The Jazz Bar (venue 57): 60 mins
Aug 11 – 13 | 19:00hrs
Daniel’s Beard (MUSIC & DANCE)
COMPLETE NONSENSE AND THE LADY OF SHALOTT
A flexible and adventurous chamber ensemble, Daniel’s Beard have established a reputation for hosting festivals and creating new programmes. This, their signature family show, combines their hugely popular Jabberwocky, The Owl and the Pussycat and Stomp Like a Dinosaur with a new setting of The Lady of Shalott, by Lenny Sayers. This classic poem has all the ingredients of a blockbuster feature film – a damsel in distress, a handsome knight in shining armour, thrilling action and dark undertones… Dancers from High Heart Dance Company join the musicians.
Lauriston Halls (venue 163): 40 mins
Aug 11 – 16 | 11:00hrs
Caroline Bowditch produced by Dance4 (THEATRE & DANCE)
FALLING IN LOVE WITH FRIDA
We’ve never met but I feel like I know you… An intimate and enticing performance that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). A reclaiming of a disabled artist, a love like obsession, an enquiry into how we shape what we are remembered for and how much we can really control others’ memories of us. It exposes little-known facts about the infamous woman, remembered for her art. Where affinities and parallels are drawn, happy distractions are employed and a tale of ‘the great concealer’ is skillfully revealed by and through powerful yet fragile bodies.
Dance Base (venue 22): 60 mins
Aug 12 – 17 | 14:30hrs & 19:45hrs
Some BSL interpreted performances | recommended age guideline: 16+
Show And Tell present by Tortoise in a Nutshell in a co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre
Fringe First Award winner, Total Theatre nominee and sell-out show in 2013 returns: Joe looks back at his childhood home and traces its journey from idyllic seaside town to community gripped by anarchy. Combining puppetry, immersive soundscapes and multimedia technology, the multi award-winning company, Tortoise in a Nutshell, build an entire world in front of the audience’s eyes.
Underbelly – Topside (venue 300): 55 mins approx
Aug 14 – 24 | 12:00hrs
High Heart Dance Company with Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan and band
FOOTPRINTS (DANCE & MUSIC)
This collaboration brings together multi-award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith, musician Jamie McClennan and the dancers of High Heart Dance Company. Using new and existing music by Emily and Jamie, the performers link traditional music and contemporary movement to explore and celebrate the songs, music and rhythms that have journeyed into today’s culture. 8 artists hailing from the UK, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand have made Scotland their home, and bring together their shared talents to create this joyous and poignant show that will leave your lunchtime spirits high!
Lauriston Halls (venue 163): 45 mins
Aug 11 – 16 | 12:30hrs
Fire Exit/David Leddy (THEATRE)
Performed daily by four new actors, always reading blind. Intense drama where sex, power and politics meet emotion, seduction and destruction. From multi-award-winning writer/ director David Leddy, ‘leading theatrical innovator’ (Times), ‘genius’ (Scotsman), ‘Fringe institution’ (Independent). Four lamps, four laptops. Four U.N. lawyers present explosive tribunal transcripts from Judith K, an African warlord’s wife. After her husband’s assassination, Judith becomes leader. She takes her people on a treacherous path towards peace… or does she? Lawyers turn down lamps one by one, then laptops, until we’re all left in darkness.
Traverse Theatre (venue 15): 60 mins
July 31 Preview 15:45hrs | Aug 1 – 24 (Not Mondays) | various times
Aug 2, 10, 16, 23 Captioned performances
Warning: sexual violence Double-billed with downloaded drama City of the Blind.
Shona Reppe and Andy Manley (THEATRE)
Experience The Three Little Pigs like never before. Enter the world of HUFF, a walk through experience for audiences of just three people at a time. Explore a series of curious chambers but BEWARE of the figure lurking in the shadows. Who will save your bacon? Are you afraid of the big bad wolf?
Expeditions through HUFF take place every 8 minutes from 10.30am until 7pm. HUFF is suitable for children aged 8 and over and fearless adults.
Traverse Theatre (venue 15): 25 mins
Aug 1 – 24 (not Mondays) every 8 minutes from 10:30hrs-19:00hrs
Grid Iron and Edinburgh International Book Festival (THEATRE)
What does home mean to us, especially when we’re away from it? Multi award-winning site-specialists Grid Iron and Edinburgh International Book Festival bring you stories from around the world. Written by exceptional Commonwealth writers and adapted by Scotland’s leading theatre artists, Letters Home is a verbal, visual and musical journey in and around Charlotte Square.
Charlotte Square (Edinburgh International Book Festival): 2 hrs 30 mins
Aug 9, 10 Preview | Aug 11,13 – 18, 20 – 25 | 18:15 (2h30mins)
Supported by the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.
White Stag Theatre Company and David Walker (THEATRE)
MacBHEATHA/MacBETH by William Shakespeare translated in Gaelic by Ian MacDonald with David Walker and Catriona Lexy Campbell
A vision of a dystopian, superstitious tribal Scotland. The Macbeth couple rise to power by brutal bloody means leading to their inevitable downfall holed up in their bunker.
Suitable for non-Gaelic Speakers
Summerhall (venue 26): 55 mins
Aug 11 – 24 (not 18 Aug) | 14:00hrs
Scottish Dance Theatre (DANCE & MUSIC)
MIANN by Fleur Darkin
Miann is an intimate collaboration between visionary choreographer Fleur Darkin, Linbury prize-winning designer Alexander Ruth and Glasgow 4-piece The One Ensemble. Performed by Scottish Dance Theatre’s full company of exceptional dancers. A daring, sensual and ritualistic piece which will create an intimate space between audience and performers. Bodies, instruments and voices will seamlessly interweave experimental and folk music moving to full-bodied, full-throated energy.
Summerhall (venue 26): 55 mins
Aug 8 – 17 (not 12 Aug) | 19:55hrs | recommended age guideline: 11+
Strangeness and Charm (MUSIC)
MUSIC FOR THE BOOK OF DEER
Inspired by the extraordinary tenth century Aberdeenshire gospel book, Richard Ingham leads an evening of plainsong, reels and electronic sound-scapes. A sonic rollercoaster. With bells. Featuring Strangeness and Charm with Richard Ingham (reeds), Maarten Verbraeken (trumpet), Fraser Burke (keyboard), Kenny Irons (bass), Andy James (percussion). ‘Composer Richard Ingham’s rumbustious take on Scottish traditional music, Mrs Malcolm, Her Reel.’ (Scotsman).
Scottish Storytelling Centre (venue 30): 60 mins
Aug 17 – 19 | 21:00hrs
Unlimited Theatre (THEATRE)
PLAY DOUGH written and directed by Clare Duffy
What is money? Did you know you can make it with the power of your imagination? Join us for Play Dough – the gameshow where you play with 10,000 real pound coins. Our hosts will lead two teams through a series of high-energy games while telling you everything they know about how money really works. You can’t take any of the cash home with you – but if your team wins, you get to decide the end of the story. A playfully interactive show about money for 7+ year olds.
Northern Stage at King’s Hall (venue 73): 70 mins
Aug 2 Preview | Aug 4 – 23 (Not Sundays) | 11:00 | Aug 9 BSL interpreted performance
Ensemble Thing (MUSIC)
Replaceable Things: two extraordinary works examining the human condition in the 21st Century.
John De Simone’s deeply personal work Panic Diary is about living with an anxiety disorder where composer and audience alike immerse themselves in a fragile mind-set. Thomas Butler’s Replaceable Parts for the Irreplaceable You critiques our use of, and reliance upon, new technologies. Both works combine spoken word and cold electronic soundtracks with the virtuosic musicianship of Ensemble Thing.
Summerhall (venue 26): 70 mins
Aug 15 – 17 | 11:35hrs
Simon Thacker (MUSIC)
SIMON THACKER’S RITMATA
Led by the visionary Scottish guitar virtuoso, Simon Thacker’s Ritmata play exhilaratingly direct new music combining sounds from every corner of the globe with the incredible musical experiences of all four performers: the unbridled expression of flamenco, the limitless emotions of the ragas of India, pulsating rhythms from Africa, the raw power and spirituality of Native America, the seductive eloquence of Middle Eastern maqamat and impassioned romances of the Judeo-Spanish Sephardim. Experience brilliantly inventive musicianship, soul stirring improvisation and dazzling composition in an effortless meeting of musical styles, cultures and traditions.
Summerhall (venue 26): 60 mins
Aug 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 | 21:30hrs
Amy and Rosana Cade (THEATRE)
Presented in association with The Arches, previously presented at Behaviour 2014, supported by National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre and The Yard
Amy is a sex worker. Her sister, Rosana, is a shaven-headed lesbian. They are both feminists.
In Sister they present a bold and unflinching examination of themselves: their family bonds, shared experiences, and the differing paths their lives have taken. Sister is a powerful and joyous performance exploring feminism and choice.
Summerhall (venue 26): 75 mins
Aug 1 Preview | Aug 2 – 24 (not Tuesdays) | 20:15 | Aug 9, 20 BSL interpreted performances | recommended age guideline: 16+
Fiona Rutherford (MUSIC)
New genre-crossing music by Fiona Rutherford. Originally a Celtic Connections commission, Sleep Sound is inspired by the structure of a night’s sleep. Lose yourself in this beautifully vivid soundtrack, featuring 8 of Scotland’s top musicians in both the traditional and contemporary fields.
Summerhall (venue 26): 50 mins
Aug 12 – 14 | 22:30hrs
SONG NOIR – the director’s cut
Following 2013’s critically- acclaimed Song Noir, Pumajaw continue their unique musical journey into the twilight zone of cult TV and film noir, with spinetingling vocals, evocative, electronic soundscapes and retro-futuristic films. Featuring songs from ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘The Night of the Hunter’ and ‘Kiss Me Deadly’ alongside originals from their repertoire of seven extraordinary albums, Pumajaw lead you through a seductive, mind bending, audio-visual maze.
Summerhall (venue 26): 60 mins
Aug 12 – 18 | 22:35hrs
Traverse Theatre Company (THEATRE)
SPOILING written by John McCann
Directed by Orla O’Loughlin
Scotland’s Foreign Minister will soon deliver a keynote speech outlining the newly- independent nation’s relationship with the former UK. But there’s a problem. She’s refusing to speak the words she’s been given. There’s something else she wants to say … At odds with her Party, and pursued by a harassed Party worker, she has a decision to make; toe the line or take back control. This timely piece moves effortlessly from fierce political satire to surreal, soaring poetry. Never has an iron fist within a velvet glove delivered such a punch.
Traverse Theatre (venue 15): 60 mins
July 30 Preview | 19:00hrs | July 31 Preview | 11:00hrs | Aug 1 – 24 (Not Mondays) Various times | Aug 9: Audio described and signed performance
Michelle Burke (MUSIC)
STEP INTO MY PARLOUR
Five fringe soirèes – Five special guests – Five unique album launches.
Step into Michelle’s memorabilia-bedecked living-room for songs, yarns and a complement of Scotland and Ireland’s finest musicians led by James Ross. Look out for characters including legendary musician Cathal McConnell and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes. You never know who’ll drop in for a sherry and party-piece! Inspired by discovering her great granny’s scrapbook, former lead vocalist with Cherish the Ladies will charm and beguile you with tales of pneumonia and cows! Art installations – Laura Burke-Hurley.
Summerhall (venue 26): 75 mins
Aug 9 – 11 | 20:20hrs | Aug 14, 15 | 23:00hrs
The Black Diamond Express (MUSIC)
THE BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS presents MIDNIGHT TRAIN
The band return to the showcase to conduct fyrebrand sonic sermons of devilish proportions…
This Edinburgh 8-piece have just returned from their first international tour in Canada and performed with the legendary Damo Suzuki (Can). Having packed out The Assembly Rooms last year they return to The Mash House to take on more passengers for this Hell-bound train. Featuring stunning original compositions stirred with a healthy dose of old time roots, blues, and work- songs – once the coals get hot, these gents are unstoppable…
The Mash House (venue 288): 75 mins
Aug 14 – 16 | 00:15hrs
Daniel’s Beard (MUSIC)
THE CANONGATE CHAMBER PROJECT
Monday 11th August: Schubert: String Quintet D.956
Tuesday 12th August: Khachaturian: Trio Ives: Adagio Bartók: Contrasts Sz.111
Wednesday 13th August: Kirchner: Il Canto della Notte Dohnányi: Sextet Op.37
Thursday 14th August: Haydn: ‘Lark’ String Quartet Op.64/5 Shostakovich: String Quartet No.3 Op.63
Friday 15th August: Zemlinsky: Humoresque McEwen: Under Northern Skies Nielsen: Wind Quintet Op.43
Saturday 16th August: McGuire: Horn Trio Brahms: Horn Trio Op.40
Canongate Kirk (venue 60): 55mins
Aug 11 – 16 | 16:00hrs
The Soutar Quartet and Poorboy Theatre (MUSIC & THEATRE)
THE SMA ROOM SEANCE by Ajay Close original music by The Soutar Quartet
Madame Lozatska’s musical seance is getting out of hand. While trying to contact the ghost of Scots poet William Soutar, she is hijacked by the unruly spirits of his friends, family, and rival poet Hugh McDiarmid. Her house band, too, is possessed: Soutar’s poems weave their way into the now-haunting, now-rousing jazz and folkinspired songs. A unique, fresh and very funny take on Soutar’s bitter-sweet life. Music created and performed by The Soutar Quartet of Debra Salem (vocals), Paul Harrison (piano) and Kevin MacKenzie (guitar), and featuring Patsy Reid (violin/ cello). Jennifer Bates plays Madame Lozatska. Sandy Thomson (Poorboy) directs.
Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides (venue 123): 75 mins
Aug 12 – 17 | 15:45hrs
Barrowland Ballet (DANCE)
TIGER by Natasha Gilmore and Robert Alan Evans
A troubled family’s world turns upside down when a tiger invades. It’s chaotic, emotionally charged but brilliantly comic. With captivating dancers and live music, the evocative sound score brings the tiger to life, whilst the impressive set unleashes the chaos of the tiger in exciting and unexpected ways. Gilmore and Evans have created an insightful story of family relationships.
EICC (venue 150): 65 mins
Aug 1 – 3 Previews | Aug 5 – 19 (not August 11) | 18:00hrs
Barrowland Ballet (DANCE)
by Natasha Gilmore and Robert Alan Evans
A troubled family’s world turns upside down when a tiger appears. It’s chaotic, it’s dangerous but brilliantly funny. With captivating dancers and live music, the evocative sound score brings the tiger to life, whilst the impressive set unleashes the chaos of the tiger in exciting and unexpected ways. Enjoy the thrill of sitting right up close to the action and the chance to explore the set at the end.
EICC (venue 150): 55 mins
Aug 1 – 3 Previews | Aug 5 – 19 (not August 11) | 14:00 | Aug 9, 10, 16, 17 | 11:00hrs
recommended age guideline: 7+
Amy Duncan (MUSIC)
Edinburgh based singer/ songwriter Amy Duncan showcases a new body of songs with string trio, harp, bass and percussion. Undercurrents is about going below the surface to connect with the deep and hidden emotions, engaging fully with life, rather than observing from the edge.
It is about seeing through limiting personal beliefs and finding the truth underneath.
After the performances Undercurrents will be recorded and released as Amy’s fifth album.
Summerhall (venue 26): 60 mins
Aug 15 – 17 | 22:30hrs
Traverse Theatre Company (THEATRE)
UNFAITHFUL written by Owen McCafferty
Directed by Rachel O’Riordan
Can relationships withstand the brutality of betrayal? Joan and Tom, Tara and Peter; two couples struggling to comprehend their roles as lovers, partners and individuals. As Tom and Tara face the tedium of daily life, how far will they go to feel their hearts beat again? When their paths cross, the emotional fall-out will be explosive. From Owen McCafferty, writer of the Fringe First Award-winning Quietly, comes a stark and searing glimpse into the reality of our relationships – the unspoken desires, the piercing regrets, and the postponed conversations that mark us all.
Traverse Theatre (venue 15): 80 mins
Aug 1 Preview | 19:00 | Aug 2 Preview | 10:00 | Aug 3 – 24 (Not Mondays) | Various times
Aug 10 Audio described and signed performance
Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman (THEATRE)
A personal slideshow for your eyes and ears only. Poet Ryan Van Winkle and musician Dan Gorman lead you on a playful, sometimes surreal, journey to a distant land and bring you back in under 15 minutes. Ryan Van Winkle is Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries. In 2012 his show Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel was one of the top ten best-rated shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Dan Gorman is a sound artist who has done field recordings in Afghanistan, Syria and an abandoned military base in Teufelsberg, Germany.
Summerhall (venue 26): 15 mins
Aug 1 – 4 | Every 15min 14:00 – 16:00hrs and 18:00 – 20:00hrs | Aug 5 – 24 (Not Wednesdays) | every 15min 14:00 – 16:00hrs and 18:00 – 20:00hrs
Notes for Editors
For details of the full 2014 Made in Scotland programme visit: www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
MADE IN SCOTLAND:
supports Scottish dance, theatre and music companies/ artists to present their best work on an international stage;
raises the profile of the work of Scottish dance, theatre and music companies/artists and offers them unique networking opportunities with promoters;
increases the number and diversity of international promoters coming to see Scottish work at the Fringe through a year-round promoter development programme;
nurtures and encourages international creative dialogue and the development of international collaborations by Scottish dance, theatre and music companies/artists;
supports international touring opportunities for all Scottish dance, theatre and music companies/artists performing at the Fringe;
offers a year-round programme of training, support and advice to companies/artists so they can maximise the impact of their appearance in the showcase.
MADE IN SCOTLAND is a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Creative Scotland. MADE IN SCOTLAND is supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, the 2014 programme was awarded £590,000 funding. The Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund is a joint initiative between The Scottish Government’s Expo Fund, Creative Scotland, Event Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council. Edinburgh’s thriving festivals will benefit from £2.25 million funding in 2014-15 to promote Scottish-based works through Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. The Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund has provided £12 million from 2008/09 to 2013/14, supporting the costs of new productions, events or exhibitions which involve Scottish-based participants and are premiered at any of the 12 Edinburgh Festivals.
The MADE IN SCOTLAND programmes were selected by a panel of arts experts. Full details on both panel members can be found on: www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
Full information on national and international touring opportunities for companies who have been part of the MADE IN SCOTLAND showcase since 2009 can be found on: www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
The full 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme is launched on Thursday 5th June. For further information visit: www.edfringe.com
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