Well kids, we've crossed the halfway line of this glorious festival and we're finally getting to the point where we are able to start planning which shows to see, aside from the ones we're working on.
This Saturday 22 June is Edinburgh Pride. We'd like to invite all of our friends, collaborators, past audience members and allies to come stand tall and march with us as we draw attention to the fact that hate crimes against the LGBT community in Scotland is at its highest level since records began 10 years ago.
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.
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.
Roddy Bottum (film composer and founding member of rock group Faith No More) is debuting a new, experimental work, Sasquatch, The Opera, at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Produced by Civil Disobedience, it will be playing a full run at Summerhall this August and we're currently casting for musicians and chorus members.
What do you get if you take an exceptionally tall Australian bloke, put him in a pair of sequin-spangled hot pants, cake him in makeup, and hand him an accordion? You could be forgiven for guessing a male rugby player on his stag night - but the answer we're looking for is ultra-sassy, faux-German, Fringe pop sensation Hans.