Blog

Leading up to the Showcase, we will be asking the participating companies to share their stories on our blog. Join in the conversation and find out more about their experience of being in the Edinburgh Showcase by becoming part of our network. Follow us on Twitter at @UKTheatreDance and join the conversation on #EdShowcase.

" A really knotty conversation": how to make the step from emerging to middle-scale

| by Eleanor Turney

Alongside the Showcase selection and the Recommended Shows, our team selects some of the most exciting Artists to Watch at the Edinburgh Fringe – those artists and companies who are making work that is worth keeping an eye on. Eleanor Turney speaks to this year’s selected artists about making the leap from emerging to middle-scale

Artists to Watch 2019

| by Eleanor Turney

Some of the most exciting companies and artists showing work at the Fringe this year – these are people to keep an eye on

Recommended shows

| by Eleanor Turney

Since the start of the Fringe, our Theatre and Dance team have seen countless shows, seeking out extra UK productions to draw to international programmers' attention at the Edinburgh Showcase. Find out what our top 2019 recommendations are...

Unpicking stigmas

| by Natasha Tripney

The mad woman, the failing mother, the victim. Bryony Kimmings challenges stigmatised images of women and creates alternative myths about motherhood in her latest work

Playlist: Testing the boundaries of theatre

| by Asya Robins

Animation, illustration, video projection, sign language integration. Watch our selection of short videos from some of the more established figures in UK performance, as they experiment with form to bring their stories to life

Playlist: The new generation of UK creators

| by Harriet Guest

The asylum process, the #MeToo movement, the changing face of technology. Artists in this year's Edinburgh Showcase give a fascinating insight into what's happening in contemporary society. Watch our collection of short videos for a snapshot of what's on the mind of UK theatremakers

Playlist: Dance and circus productions breaking traditions

| by Harriet Guest

Challenging stereotypes, reimagining classics and examining postcolonial perceptions. Watch our collection of short videos about the dance and circus productions in Edinburgh Showcase 2019 to see how artists are questioning our assumptions

"Reaching across borders, languages and practices"

| by Nkenna Akunna

What's exciting about the current UK performance landscape? Members of the Edinburgh Showcase 2019 curatorial panel tell us how the UK compares to other countries, why it's important to work across borders, and what we can look forward to in this year's Showcase

Discover our Edinburgh Showcase 2019 programme

Want to find out more about the 30 outstanding productions that make up this year's Edinburgh Showcase? Here's a quick guide to every show before the Edinburgh Festivals kick off in August