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.

Trade Fair: Why tour internationally?

| by Catherine Love

Catherine Love speaks to some of the companies at Friday's trade fair about why international touring is important to them.

Q&A with Selma Dimitrijevic

| by Catherine Love

Greyscale's artistic director talks to Catherine Love about bringing her show Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone to the Showcase.

A Nation's Theatre

| by Catherine Love

Catherine Love reports back from the Guardian Live panel session on the impact of the Edinburgh Fringe on UK theatre and beyond.

From Edinburgh to Australia (and back again)

| by Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke, CEO and Creative Producer of Theatre Works in Australia, writes about his journey with Bryony Kimmings and Fake it 'til you Make it.

Starting conversations

| by Catherine Love

2013 Showcase artists Daniel Bye and Action Hero's Gemma Paintin share their advice and experiences.

We create an epic rock atmosphere

| by Catherine Love

KILN's Olivia Winteringham talks about borrowing from Greek myth and plundering the heavy metal sounds of Birmingham for the company's show THE FURIES.

Looking ahead

| by Catherine Love

Two of our international delegates share what they are looking forward to in Showcase week.

Late recommendations

| by Catherine Love

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

Common Ground

| by Eleanor Turney

Chris Thorpe talks to Eleanor Turney about the importance of cultural exchange, his show, Confirmation, and finding common ground.

Overview to UK Theatre and Dance

| by Catherine Love

The British Council hosted a panel with Lyn Gardner and Gillie Kleiman. Catch up on the discussion in tweets.