Late recommendations

| by Catherine Love

Recommendations from the British Council Theatre and Dance team at this year's Fringe.

 

Blind Summit - Citizen Puppet

This puppet-docudrama from award-winning company Blind Summit uses the story of Jack and the Beanstalk as a metaphor for the financial crisis.

Christopher Brett Bailey - This Is How We Die

Spoken word, storytelling and pitch black comedy all collide in this motor-mouthed performance, offering a twisted slice of Americana.

Jonzi D Projects in association with Sadler's Wells - The Letter: To Be or to MBE

Jonzi D, artistic director of Breakin' Convention, presents his solo show looking at the personal dilemma thrown up by being awarded an MBE.

Gary McNair with Show and Tell - A Gambler's Guide to Dying

The story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000.

Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth - The Solid Life of Sugar Water

A new play from Jack Thorne, writer on television series including Skins, Shameless and Glue, that explores love and loss through the story of one couple.

Greg Wohead - The Ted Bundy Project

Sparked by the discovery of serial killer Ted Bundy's confession tapes, Greg Wohead's solo show forces audiences to confront their own morbid fascination with violence.

Ockham's Razor produced by Turtle Key Arts - Arc and Every Action

An award-winning double bill that combines circus and physical theatre, creating stories from the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exists between people in the air.

Sue Maclaine and Nadia Nadarajah - Can I Start Again Please

Two languages, one signed and one spoken, duel and duet as their capacity to express traumatic experience is interrogated and tested.

Tamasha - My Name Is ...

This verbatim piece delves behind the headlines that surrounded Molly Campbell's disappearance from her Scottish home in 2006, revealing a family torn between two cultures.

Traverse Theatre Company - Swallow

The new play from Olivier Award-winning writer Stef Smith takes a long hard look at the extremes of everyday life through the stories of three strangers.

Jamie Wood - O No!

Combining clowning, comedy and audience interaction, Jamie Wood's new show borrows Yoko Ono's art instructions to ask whether falling in love is always catastrophic.

Victoria Melody - Hair Peace

Victoria Melody takes audiences on an extraordinary adventure to discover the source of the human hair in her hair extensions.

Underbelly Productions by arrangement with DREAM present Barely Methodical Troupe - Bromance

UK circus company Barely Methodical Troupe fuse their inner frats with a dazzling tour-de-force of cutting edge circus prowess and physical theatre mayhem. 

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in partnership with Galeri - Dawns Ysbrydion / Ghost Dance

A story of endangered cultures, language suppression and the subjugation of nations, as told by the Welsh-language national theatre company.

Wales Millennium Centre - Man to Man

This one woman play tells the story of Ella's struggle and determination to survive in a volatile twentieth century Germany where she has no choice but to adopt the identity of her dead husband.

Stopgap Dance Company - Artificial Things

Slowly suffocating in each other’s company, a group of individuals seek escape through rock’n’roll in a new contemporary dance piece that questions our notions of co-existence.

 

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