We’re past the halfway point of the Edinburgh Fringe already, and to say that our amazing Bugle Boys are NAILING IT would be an understatement! The past two weeks have been crazy busy, with our queens taking the BBC by storm, hitting Radio Forth’s drivetime show, playing Best of the Fest (twice!), guesting at the New Town Cabaret and Brewhemia, plus performing at the Virgin Money Lounge for Fringe donors and at The Greatest Showman Sing-along.
We’re definitely ready to swing into January like Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball and smash 2018, but first we want to take a moment to celebrate a few of this year’s highlights.
2017 is drawing to a close, but there’s no rest for the wicked…and, well, we’re most definitely wicked. We’ve got a number of exciting projects for next year on the go, so stay tuned! But in the meantime; here’s an update of what some of our brilliant 2017 Fringe stars are working on at the moment.
Producing 14 shows across six venues, plus doing PR for three additional shows, meant a very busy July/August for us indeed. But more importantly, it meant meeting and working with an army of amazing artists and arts industry people to deliver an exciting programme of world-class shows. And in the end, the fun totally outweighed the fatigue and stress. We may still be knackered and full of the Fringe flu right now, but we’re also feeling pretty darn proud of our first, full Edinburgh Fringe season.
We’re beyond excited as our first ever Edinburgh Fringe programme just arrived from the printers! Starring Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz; Roddy Bottum’s Sasquatch; Joe’s NYC Bar; Hans: Mein Camp; Michael Griffiths’ Sweet Dreams; Carla Lippis: Cast A Dark Shadow; Danny Condon’s Songs from the Black Sheep; Peter Michael Marino’s Show Up; Mindy Raf: Keeping My Kidneys; Romy Nordlinger’s Places; Tomas Ford: Crap Music Rave Party/Craptacular; Modern Robot’s Alive: Music for Night of the Living Dead; and Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality.
With the recent sad news that George A. Romero has passed away, Modern Robot’s original take on his zombie classic at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe is a chance to celebrate his iconic legacy. ALIVE: Music for Night of the Living Dead sees edited screenings of Romero’s bleak cult horror movie treated to tense and disturbing live scoring at ZOO Venues this August.
That’s right. Three of the amazing shows we’re producing at the Edinburgh Fringe this season are currently in the midst of (or about to launch into) previews at the 59e59 Theatres’ East to Edinburgh festival in New York City. It’s a great opportunity to catch the shows before they hit the largest open access arts festival in the world for their European premieres, and support these brilliant artists. Get your tickets now, while there’s still time.
If you’ve had the audio-visually orgasmic pleasure of catching a Carla Lippis gig in the past, then you know audiences are in for an epic treat when she premieres her new show, Cast A Dark Shadow, in London later this month. In the lead-up to her full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, Carla and her band are performing two exclusive previews at Crazy Coq’s Live @ Zédel in Soho, and we can’t wait to wrap our ears around her silky smooth and scary powerful retro-electric sound!
Listen up, creative types; our associate producer Louise Oliver has got something to tell you. Whether you’re about to battle the wild and fickle beast that is the Edinburgh Fringe, or pack in a secure day job for a precarious career in the performing arts, Louise is here to remind you of how much the world needs you. And as seasoned arts industry manager, who also acts, writes, sings, and produces for a living, she knows what the hell she’s talking about.
Looking for hot Fringe tips for this August? The full Civil Disobedience programme of shows for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe is now on sale, including Courtney Act, Michelle Shocked, Roddy Bottum’s Sasquatch, Hans, Carla Lippis, Mindy Raf, PLACES, Tomas Ford, ALIVE: Music for Night of the Living Dead, and many more.