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.

Curious incidents

| by Eleanor Turney

Emma Jordan of Prime Cut Productions, talks about gender, teenagers and a new generation of Northern Irish writers with Eleanor Turney

"What is left when memory is gone?"

| by Eleanor Turney

Theatre Re’s show may focus on dementia and memory loss, but it’s really about life, Artistic Director Guillaume Pige tells Eleanor Turney

"We don't live in post-racial times"

| by Eleanor Turney

A Q&A with Selina Thompson about her solo show, which explores the afterlife of slavery and colonialism

Waving the flag

| by Eleanor Turney

National Dance Company Wales is bringing two pieces to the Edinburgh Showcase. Artistic Director Caroline Finn tells Eleanor Turney about the wealth of arts work coming out of Wales

How is technology shaping this year's Edinburgh Showcase?

| by Eleanor Turney

Surveillance culture, Big Data and video scenography. Andrew Westerside of Proto-type Theater and Simon Wainwright of imitating the dog explain to Eleanor Turney how technology influences the stories they tell and the tools they use

The masculinity quest

| by Eleanor Turney

Rhum and Clay's Julian Spooner talks masculinity, celebrating difference, and learning to live with insecurity

Untold stories

| by Eleanor Turney

Laura Drane, Producer for Light, Ladd and Emberton, tells Eleanor Turney about the importance of telling Welsh stories, making work in different languages and their plans for touring internationally

Round-up: On the road to Edinburgh Showcase 2017

Our team is getting ready to celebrate the 20th birthday of Edinburgh Showcase, our biggest event. Meet the people behind the scenes, see an international success story from Kaleider and hear from some experts on when to take a show to Edinburgh