Yes, we know. The Edinburgh Fringe programme has been out for ages. It was released while we were all busy with Songs from the Heart and Elsewhere and we’ve been caught up with plagues and other jobs ever since. At last we’re getting caught up and have had a chance to flick through the brochure, so we can now tell you about Tightlaced’s Fringe Picks 2010!
Shows involving Tightlacers and Tightlaced supporters:
The Mandrake: Rehearsed reading regular John Canmore makes his debut with Foul Papers in Machiavelli’s classic dark comedy. Although it’s a 17th century adaptation of a Renaissance play, this version is being performed for the first time and might just be the world’s oldest World Premiere!
The Laundry of Life Pegged on the Line: Edinburgh Fringe debut by a new friend of Tightlaced’s, Dee Mardi. A mixture of cabaret and storytelling, with a bit of backstage and planning assistance from Jen and Flav.
Pale Moon: Last seen as the drummer in Songs from the Heart and Elsewhere and set to return in Tightlaced’s autumn show (watch this space…), Andy Henry has written and directed Cathartic Connections’ blend of text and physical theatre.
Suddenly Last Summer: Fingers crossed for clement weather for Theatre Alba’s outdoor production featuring Philip Kingscott, although hopefully not quite hot enough to recreate Tennessee Williams’ sultry settings.
And a few shows that don’t necessarily feature people we know!
We’ll be bringing you more of these as we delve deeper into the Fringe programme, but my fractured hand is starting to object to all this coding so I’ll keep it brief tonight. Let’s make a start with our favourites from the Comedy section:
Right, enough Fringe posting for now. I’m far too excited considering that it’s only June. If you’re interested in getting involved with Tightlaced and have a show that we should know about, drop us a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll do our best to get along to see it. We’ll be back with selections from the other sections of the brochure soon…