Talent spotters, Karine Polwart, Political theatre
Arts news, interviews and reviews. Two talent spotters reveal what they look for when they come to Edinburgh. Plus Scottish singer Karine Polwart.
With Kirsty Lang at the Edinburgh Festivals.
How do shows make the transition from big on the Fringe, to mainstream success? Two talent spotters reveal what they look for when they come to Edinburgh.
Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart discusses her award-winning Edinburgh International Festival show Wind Resistance, a love letter to the flora and fauna of her home terrain, Fala Moor just south of Edinburgh.
A new play examines what happened during Ukraine's Euro Maidan revolution through an intense immersive experience. Creators, and husband and wife team, Mark and Marichka Marczyk explain why for them theatre was the best way to process what happened.
And Viv Groskop reviews US/THEM, a play charting the Beslan siege of 2004 through the eyes of two children who were caught up in the violence.
Political Theatre: Counting Sheep
Images- main image above and image to the left: backstage with Front Row at the Edinburgh Festival
From Left: Julia McKenzie, Executive editor of BBC Radio Comedy; Kirsty Lang, philanthropist and theatre lover Carol Tambor; writer and comedian Viv Groskop (front)
Us/Them by Bronks Theatre for a Young Audience is at The Summerhall, Edinburgh from 17 to 21 August, then from 23 - 28 August.
Image: Us/Them cast members Gytha Parmentier (Left) and Roman Van Houtven (Right)
Image credit: Bronks
Role Contributor Presenter Kirsty Lang Interviewed Guest Karine Polwart Interviewed Guest Mark Marczyk Interviewed Guest Marichka Marczyk Interviewed Guest Viv Groskop