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.

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

"My career has gone from national to international"

Applications are open for UK companies who want to be part of the British Council's next Edinburgh Showcase. But why should you apply? Here, artists and producers tell us about the impact the Showcase has had on their careers — and their lives

Coming soon: Edinburgh Showcase 2019 call for entries

| by Cathy Gomez

UK artists and companies, this is your two-week call! Get ready to apply to be part of the British Council's renowned showcase for international programmers at the Edinburgh Festivals