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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2013

ONE ACTOR – HIGH IMPACT

1–25 August Celebrating individuality at Fringe venue 41 “a crucial part of the fabric of the Fringe” The Herald


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Claire Dowie herself performing her classic Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt? and first Edinburgh performances of her international award winning He to He (I’m turning into a man) Louise Wallinger’s sensational Verbatim Theatre piece Annoying the Neighbours Daniel Bye’s comic and provocative performance lecture about value The Price of Everything Hill Street Solo Theatre Festival is curated in a partnership between Edinburgh-based producers and agents Universal Arts and the Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre, London. U N I V E R S A L A RT S

GregRobin Smith’s acclaimed portrayals of Benjamin Franklin and Shakespeare Award-winning Russian dancer Olga Kosterina’s “phenomenal” The Dilemma Nigel Nevinson’s rollicking The Trials & Tribulations of Mr Pickwick

Tomek Borkowy Artistic Director Allan Gray Production and Technical Manager Chris Lord Communications Manager Courtenay Drakos Venue Manager Tomasz Kowol Web Master FA C E T O FA C E F E S T I VA L O F S O LO T H E AT R E Colin Watkeys Director Brochure design Emma Quinn Printed on paper from sustainable sources by Forward Graphics, Glasgow We are grateful to all our partners and supporters: Stage Electrics, the Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary’s Chapel) No1, Martyna Dargiewicz, Scottie Anderson, the Fringe Society, and especially Barry Church Woods, Christabel Anderson and Kevin Kimber.

Grace Kiley’s personal look at the life of Hollywood legend turned fairytale princess in Longing for Grace Evi Stamatiou‘s exploration of art, immigration and the female body in Caryatid Unplugged Bill Bowers’ hilarious, heart-breaking and unbelievably true stories – from growing up gay in Montana to performing on Broadway in It Goes Without Saying Ian Watt’s Cut! – a razor-sharp portrait of Hollywood’s golden age Gulliver Bell’s thrilling tragi-comedy The Pyramids of Margate Oh My Irma, a twisted fearless comedy from the “next darling of Canadian Theatre” Haley McGee Bremner Duthie’s celebration of the power of music to overcome horror and some of the best cabaret songs ever written in ’33 (a Kabarett) Multiple Fringe First Winner Donal O’Kelly‘s two provocative, passionate and very funny new plays – Fionnuala & Skeffy


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Welcome to the 24th Universal Arts’ programme at

I am delighted to be invited

the Hill Street Solo Theatre, the oldest Festival Fringe venue – now in constant operation for the last 34 years. Beginning this year we are dedicating this beautiful and intimate space to solo performances.

to join Tomek Borkowy in Edinburgh in programming the first Hill Street Solo Theatre Festival. As Director of the Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre and member of the International Monodrama Forum and International Theatre Institute (ITI), I am now aware that there is a worldwide movement that recognises that solo performance possesses a distinct quality of vision. Solo Theatre is a unique art form combining elements of storytelling, performance poetry, live literature, comedy and physical theatre to create a unique experience greater than the sum of its parts. Solo Performers are passionate about their work and create elaborate narratives with multiple characters without need of a supporting cast. Their remarkable strength is their ability to create stories, emotions and action without the help of others. Reality is recreated not on stage but in the imaginations of the audience. The shows in this Hill Street Solo Theatre Festival are all visionary solo works from around the world; many of them have garnered prestigious international awards. In the last 10 months, Claire Dowie and Haley McGee have won major prizes at the THESPIS International Monodrama Festival in Germany and the International Festival of Monodrama in Kosova and Grace Kiley and Bill Bowers have both won awards at the United Solo Awards in New York City. We hope to see you here...

We have seen a steady rise in popularity of the genre variously known as Monodrama, One Actor Theatre, One Person Show or Solo Theatre. While a juror at the Thespis International Monodrama Festival in Germany, one of the oldest and most important solo theatre festivals in Europe, I came to realise the significant role that this genre is now playing in the development of contemporary theatre. The sophistication, quality and reputation of this style of performance are increasing, but there is still relatively little focus on this artform, which provides a direct, intimate and highly charged encounter between the actor (often also the writer) and the audience. Colin Watkeys, Director of the Face to Face Festival in London was also at Thespis. We began hatching a plan. Within the Fringe programme there is a significant number of solo theatre shows but they are often hard to spot amongst the high-profile comedy and large-scale productions. In Hill Street Solo Theatre you can see the best of the genre. For artists interested in developing their work for solo performance, the programme also includes workshops and talks about the benefits and challenges of domestic and international touring and an intensive week-long professional workshop programme on making solo work. We will also welcome directors of Solo Festivals from around the world who will take part in symposium on international collaboration and development. For the latest details please check our website www.universalartsfestival.com The Hill Street Solo Theatre Festival is a new, dynamic collaboration between Scotland’s Universal Arts and the Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre (London). I believe that it is the quintessential Fringe venue and a hub for all that is exciting and innovative in contemporary theatre.

We offer our welcome to our old friends and look forward to the new ones we hope to make this year.

Tomek Borkowy, Artistic Director

Colin Watkeys, Director of Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre www.solotheatrefestival.co.uk


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4 DANIEL BYE (ENGLAND) IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARC, STOCKTON

The Price of Everything

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14 –25 August

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10.30 (60m)

How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? Can I have a glass of milk? These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture about value. Daniel Bye's whistle-stop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is occasionally shambolic and often misguided – but always a joy to watch. Comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad, this show is a must if you've ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value. And you get a free glass of milk.

tickets £12 (£10)

“The future of British theatre”

Written and performed by Daniel Bye Directed by Richard Bonham Designed by Emma Tompkins Part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase www.danielbye.co.uk I @danielbye

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GREGROBIN SMITH / THE INTERACTIVE HISTORY COMPANY (USA)

Ben Franklin – the Rogue who Invented America dates

1–25 August (not 13)

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12.45 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) Mon – Fri £11(£9) Sat & Sun £12 (£10)

Greg Robin Smith’s acclaimed portrayal of Benjamin Franklin uses the audience’s own conversations with Dr Franklin to provide a unique and intimate “brush” with history. Greg Robin Smith is a history scholar, author, actor, and educator. He has blazed a trail in interactive history education, charming audiences for more than thirty years with his skills as a presenter. He has pioneered a “meeting history in-person” style, regaling audiences in this hit show with various adventures of this American patriot, trouble-maker and scientist. Ben-Franklin.org

“A must see interactive theatre event”ACT Theatre, Seattle GREGROBIN SMITH / WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (USA)

Shakespeare – Olde Words, New Worlds dates

1–25 August (not 13)

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14.40 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) Mon – Fri £9 (£8) Sat & Sun £12 (£10)

Renowned performer, educator and director of the Washington Shakespeare Festival, GregRobin Smith is Shakespeare in this performance lecture that explores the mindset of an Elizabethan Playwright and invites participation from the audience. 37 Histories, Comedies, Tragedies and a couple of Duds – all in an hour-long hyper, and hyperbolic, romp through plays, sonnets, epic poetry and characters all assassinated with audience help.

“He is engaging, enlightening, as well as entertaining” Current Observations


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OLGA KOSTERINA (RUSSIA)

Dilemma Open your eyes! You will see our common fate … Winner best choreography at Rome Theatre Festival 2012, Dilemma combines ballet, mime, acrobatics and plastic illusion to reveal a person lost in a maze of their own fears.

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1 – 25 August (not 13)

With elegance, precision and grace, Kosterina personifies the eternal struggle between good and evil, the dominance of black or white and the conscious choice of direction that each of us decides to follow.

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13.00 (60m)

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tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 Mon – Fri £11.50 (£9.50) Sat & Sun £13.50 (£11.50)

“The magnificent Russian girl left the audience breathless with her phenomenal performance.” Mediacafe

NIGEL NEVINSON (ENGLAND)

The Trials and Tribulations of Mr Pickwick Mr Pickwick departs on his rollicking travels and after farcical misunderstandings finds himself on trial for breach of promise of marriage. He also changes his philosophy on life through mixing with the poor and needy “Nearly the whole of my previous life having been devoted to business and the pursuit of wealth, numerous scenes of which I had no previous conception have dawned upon me”. dates

1 – 25 August (not 13)

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14.15 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) Mon – Fri £10 (£8) Sat & Sun £12 (£10)

A big hit at the Brighton Fringe Festival and the Rochester Dickens Festival, the show will be presented at the Adelaide Fringe, following the Edinburgh Festival. nigelnevinson.co.uk

“Amazing piece of acting. Nevinson was excellent and held the audience with his delivery and humour” Whatsonstage


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6 GRACE KILEY (USA)

Longing for Grace

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1 –25 August

times

14.30 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) Mon – Thu £10 (£8) Fri – Sun £12 (£10)

The life and inner life of Grace Kelly, written and performed by Grace Kiley, directed by Austin Pendleton The hit show Longing for Grace is a personal look at the life of Hollywood legend turned fairy-tale princess. As a guest at her own funeral, the woman described by Hitchcock as “a volcano covered with snow," weaves the many facets of her character into a cautionary tale about the danger of abandoning one’s dreams. In both her writing and performance, Kiley looks beneath the glamorous surface of Kelly’s life to create a telling comment on the times in which she lived as well as a reflection on the lives of powerful women in any era. Austin Pendleton directs this poignant look at fame, folly and a woman undone by her own strength. Winner of three awards at the USA’s 2012 United Solo Festival in New York City: Best One-Woman Show, Best Direction & Best Make-Up. gracekiley.com

“seems to belong to an older, deeper age, with its subtlety and courage. Above all Kiley’s insight into this familiar story… is profound and mature”Michael Miller, NewYorkArts.net LOUISE WALLINGER (ENGLAND)

Annoying the Neighbours Louise Wallinger tells hilarious and disturbing tales of Shooting Squirrels; Using the Neighbour’s Garden as an Ashtray; Letting Yourself in for a Nose Around and Demolishing the Neighbour’s Garage in this new piece of Verbatim Theatre. Louise was a founder-member of Non-Fiction Theatre Company whose previous Edinburgh shows include Sex 1; Death 2 – “a ground-breaking piece of theatre” What’s On – and We Haven’t Said a Porky Pie Yet, directed by Mark Wing-Davey. She developed her first solo show Cut Me and I Bleed Elvis into an afternoon play for BBC Radio 4 – “highly original” Observer – and has worked with DV8 and Tamasha. dates

1 – 25 August (not 13)

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15.45 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) & 3 – 8 August Mon – Thu £10 ((£8) Fri – Sun £11 (£9)

“highly original” The Observer


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GULLIVER BELL (ENGLAND)

The Pyramids of Margate

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1 – 25 August

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17.15 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 Mon – Fri £10 (£8) Sat & Sun £12 (£10)

David has three obsessions – Doctor Who, SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the beautiful Polish girl from the accounts department at work. Little does he know that on a seemingly mundane Monday evening in Margate, all three are about to collide in ways that could change everything forever. Is there life outside his bedroom? Has he made the greatest discovery of all time? And what on earth – or off it – is happening to his arm? Journey into the twilight spaces between science fiction and science fact on board this thrilling tragicomedy. Writer and performer Martin Stewart’s previous Fringe shows include sell-out hit Huis Clos (1993) and Imagine Howling – Tales of Poe (1995). gulliverbell.com

“Bizarre, intriguing and surprisingly beguiling.” Onestoparts on Red Girl

HALEY MCGEE / NEVER MIND THE NOISE (CANADA)

Oh My Irma “Yes, I did it! But it wasn’t my fault.” An odd young woman finds herself before an audience. Her knees are bruised and there’s blood on her hands. She set out to solve a crime and ended up committing one of her own. This is her defence. Oh My Irma is an awkward, frail, beautiful powerhouse of a solo show, written and performed by “fearless raw young talent” Haley McGee. This twisted funny tale/confession from Canada has picked up awards at festivals throughout the world, including New York, Amsterdam, Germany and Kosovo. dates

1 – 25 August (not 13)

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18.45 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) Mon – Thu £10 (£8) Fri – Sun £11 (£9)

Best Overall Production, United Solo Festival, New York City First Prize, Thespis Festival, Germany Jury Commendation, AmsterdamFringe Best Actress, MonoAKT Festival, Kosovo Best Encore, United Solo Festival, New York City ★★★★★ See Magazine, Edmonton ★★★★★ Fringe Review, Amsterdam ★★★★ Now Magazine, Toronto

“sends you out of the theatre dazzled”Edmonton Journal


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CROSSWORDS PRODUCTIONS & UNIVERSAL ARTS IAN WATT (SCOTLAND)

Cut!

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1 – 25 August (not 12 & 13, 19 & 20)

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16.05 (55m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) Mon – Fri £10 (£8) Sat & Sun £12 (£10)

This razor sharp portrait of Hollywood’s Golden Age features a mesmerising performance by Ian Watt as Posterkrantz – a fictional 1920’s, megalomaniacal movie director – calling all the shots but in his own fantasy world. Dreams turn to nightmares and madness beckons … "Zer vill be hell to pay!” Much more than a roll call of movie greats, the cleverly written play, directed by Tomek Borkowy, has lots of laughs as the sparkle and spin of the movie business is thoroughly debunked. Directed by Tomek Borkowy universal-arts.co.uk/agents/cut

“Darkly hilarious… high octane performance… wonderfully and horribly cartoonish”Sunday Herald “Watt is terrifyingly terrific”The Herald

e t o v s y a w l a “I AGAINST!” Tomek Borkowy – Artistic Director of Universal Arts – pays tribute to the writer of Cut! the visionary dramatist and director Michael Almaz (1922 – 2012) Michael Almaz was born in Tel-Aviv and studied theatre in New York. Back in his native city he founded a Zira (Arena) theatre that specialised in controversial and experimental shows. His play Across the Border was the first to deal with Palestinian refugees following the establishment of Israel. It was followed by a landmark production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which he staged in 1953, immediately after the Paris premiere and well before the London and New York openings. In the same decade he produced and directed a number of plays by Antonin Artaud and Eugene Ionesco. Almaz also wrote more than 50 plays and a number of short stories and articles.


Michael Almaz I met Michael at the beginning of 1983, about six months after I escaped from Poland, which was then under Martial Law. Despite my very poor English he gave me a job as an Assistant Stage Manager in his Café Theatre Upstairs, a fringe venue on top of the Bear & Staff pub, opposite Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End. A month later I became Stage Manager. Four weeks later, Michael went to Israel to cover a story for the BBC World Service and he left me with the task of running rehearsals. It was another re-casting of Intimacy, based on a story by Jean-Paul Sartre and with Marina Sirtis (later Deanna Troi in Star Trek TNG). When Michael came back after four days of rehearsals, we showed him the progress we had made. He was a bit puzzled and said “Tomek I didn’t direct… this …?!” I answered with more than a little fright: “Of course not, I did. But I cannot direct like you”. So Michael looked at me for a moment and told me to finish the job. It went under my name as the director. After the opening he bought me a beer and invited me to join him as co-director of The Café Theatre Upstairs. He was a visionary thinker and producer who sensed that I could be an asset to his theatre not only as a SM or a stage director. Almaz called himself an Anarchist-Pacifist, which was reflected in all his writing. His knowledge of history was fantastic and we had a lot of historical and political discussions. I remember the UK election of 9 June 1983, during which I was directing his play Dialogue With a Dying Man adapted from Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man from an unpublished manuscript by Marquis de Sade. Michael came to the theatre to check on how we were doing. After seeing that we were working hard he said “OK, you carry on and I am going to go to vote”. I looked at him in disbelief – “Michael you are an Anarchist! Who you are going to vote for?” He answered very calmly “I always vote against.” In 1983 we decided that the Artaud Theatre Company would bring my production of Michael’s Dialogue With a Dying Man to the Edinburgh Fringe. We performed at the Little Lyceum, situated in “the hole in the ground” where the new Traverse has since been built. This was when I fell in love with Edinburgh and the Festival. And then in 1990 I came back to Edinburgh with my own Ab Ovo Theatre Company presenting Almaz’s The Underground Man based on Dostoyevsky’s Notes From Underground. I performed in it alongside Sophie Aldred, the last Dr Who assistant from the early era. The press branded us “Dostoyevsky-ian characters that could not be bettered”. That is how my relationship with Hill Street Theatre started, and really all thanks to Michael. Cut! is the first of Michael’s plays that I am going to revive in the next couple of years, as his writing deserves more recognition. I owe Michael a lot as will a large number of theatre practitioners who worked with him including Simon Callow and Muriel Romanes. I will always cherish my memories of the time I spent talking and working with him. Tomek Borkowy http://www.unfinishedhistories.com/interviews/interviewees/michael-almaz/

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10 CLAIRE DOWIE (ENGLAND)

Why is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt? Premiered at the Traverse Theatre in 1990, this hilarious award-winning comedy of sexual stereotyping continues to fascinate and entertain all around the world. A comic journey through female roles and dress codes via “the knicker factor”, school discos and errant sperm through the eyes of one young woman who wants to be a Beatle. Don’t miss “the inimitable Claire Dowie” herself perform this Fringe Classic. “A missile attack on conventional notions of sexuality and gender” – London Fringe Award Winner 1991 dates

1-25 August (not 13)

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17.30 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 3 – 5 August & Mon – Thu £11 (£9) Fri – Sun £12 (£10)

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“A breath-takingly funny satire on the mating rituals of “normal” teenage girls”Time Out CLAIRE DOWIE (ENGLAND)

H to He (I’m turning into a man) Edinburgh Premiere of Claire Dowie's international award-winning comedy of sexual identity and gender inspired by Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. At first, H thinks it's just a dream; she is growing facial hair, her feet are bigger and her right hand has a life of its own. But then she has to face the truth: she is turning into a man … Awards at Thespis International Monodrama Festival, Germany, 2012 and Grand Prix at MonAkt Festival in Kosova 2013 clairedowie.co.uk

“As she peels away the fake femininity her own unspecified gender takes shape – discomfiting and enlightening” Time Out dates

1 – 25 August (not 13)

“Dowie makes you laugh as she kicks you in the teeth”

times

20.35 (60m)

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tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) 3 – 5 August & Mon – Thu £11 (£9) Fri – Sun £12 (£10)

“A heady mix of monologue, stand-up comedy and cabaret – think Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads crossed with Victoria Wood and you’re only halfway there” Rainbow Network


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BREMNER DUTHIE / BIG EMPTY BARN PRODUCTIONS (USA)

’33 (A Kabarett) The vanquished impresario of a ruined cabaret takes the stage to honour colleagues who have been beaten and arrested. He performs each of his absent friends' acts in one final, desperate show. ’33 (A Kabarett) is about the power of music and the courage to keep going – a celebration of some of the best cabaret songs ever written. EdFringe sell-out performer Duthie is “a true master of his craft” Edinburgh Fringe Review bremnerduthie.com twitter.com/bremner33 dates

1 – 25 August

times

19.00 (65m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 Mon – Thu £11 (£9) Fri – Sat £12 (£10)

“It was sleazy. It was stirring. It was utterly memorable” Sunday Times

“An incredible one-man show...brilliant” PBS America

DONAL O’KELLY (IRELAND)

Donal O’Kelly’s Brace – Fionnuala and Skeffy Two new plays written and performed by multiple Fringe First Winner Donal O’Kelly. Fionnuala is bog magic realism about Shell’s carry-on in County Mayo.

“cuts a swathe through Shell/state propaganda” Hot Press

Skeffy is a vivid, pacey quest for the lost ideals of executed radical Francis Sheehy-Skeffington – militant pacifist, feminist, atheist friend of James Joyce, who called him ‘Hairy Jaysus”.

“Purely brilliant” New York Post “Searingly satirical, comic, tragic, profoundly sensitive” ★★★★★ The Scotsman dates

1 – 25 August

times

20.15 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) 3 & 4 August £11 (£9) 5 & 6 2for1 £11 (2 people) Sun – Thu £11 (£9) Fri & Sat £12 (£10)

Both plays are provocative, passionate, lyrical and very funny. They will be performed on alternative evenings – Fionnuala performed on odd days from 1 August; Skeffy performed on even days from 2 August. donalokellyproductions.com


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12 EVI STAMATIOU (GREECE / ENGLAND)

Caryatid Unplugged The statue in crisis In the June 2011 debate on whether to return the Ancient Parthenon marbles to Greece, David Cameron tells Parliament that ‘Britain has no intention to lose its marbles’. In July 2012, he announces to the House of Commons Liaison Committee that contingency plans were being hatched to block Greek citizens from entering the UK. But what about the Caryatid? In an exploration of art, immigration and the female body, Evi Stamatiou tells the Caryatid story via burlesque, clowning and physical comedy with unplugged traditional Greek music. www.evistamatiou.com dates

1 – 25 August (not 14)

times

21.45 (50m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 Sun – Thu £10 (£8) Fri & Sat £12 (£10)

“one of the most energetic performances I’ve seen … bizarre and amazing” Rachel Souhami, The Museums Showoff, on The Clowness at the Guggenheim – 2012

BILL BOWERS (USA)

It Goes Without Saying Bill Bowers shares hilarious, heart-breaking, and unbelievable true stories from both his career and his lifelong exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives – whether on stage, between family members, among neighbours, or when we are alone. Bill talks (yes, talks) with sensitivity, precision, and constant humour about a life lived out loud – from growing up gay in the wilds of Montana, to his outrageous jobs as a performer, the whirlwind of working on Broadway, and studying with Marcel Marceau. This autobiographical tour-de-force has been compared to the work of Claudia Shear and David Sedaris. BEST PRODUCTION Award, United Solo International Festival, USA BEST SOLO SHOW, BEST DIRECTOR Awards, International Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC NEW YORK TIMES Critics Pick: “Zestful and endearing … full of life” bill-bowers.com dates

1 – 25 August (not 13)

times

22.05 (60m)

tickets 1 & 2 August previews £6 (£5) Mon – Thu £ £11 (£9) Fri – Sun £12 (£10)

“brilliant writing, a profound theme, riveting stories, and Bowers’ warm, winsome personality” Backstage “instantly likeable … brilliant” TheaterMania “poignant and hilarious. Don’t miss it!” Dallas Morning News


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… jointly celebrating individuality Presentations and Talks Directors of monodrama and solo theatre festivals from across the world gather in Hill Street to introduce their festivals and to discuss the international development of the artform in a series of free events, including: 4 August, 10:30

Jolanta Sutowicz, Director of THESPIS International Monodrama Festival in Germany

9 August, 10:30

Colin Watkeys, Director of Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre, London

Further presentations will be announced on the website during June – check the events there for up-to-date information.

Hill Street Solo Theatre Cockerel Award To celebrate this first Hill Street Solo Theatre Festival, a new award will be presented to the best show. It will be judged by an independent panel, which includes critics, producers and directors. The Award will be announced and presented on 18 August. Outstanding productions from the Hill Street Solo Theatre Festival will be invited to participate in the 2014 Face to Face Festival in London.

Solo Theatre Workshops Professional workshops at Hill Street Solo Theatre and an introduction to solo performance at Fringe Central.

Hill Street Solo Theatre workshop programme Two week-long courses of professional workshops in which techniques for solo theatre will be used to develop short pieces, which will be showcased at the end of each week. 10 – 17 August, (not 11 & 13) 12 noon (90 mins per session) £95 (£75) Showcase Sat 17 Aug, 12noon (90 mins) 19 – 24 August, 12noon (90 mins per session) £95 (£75) Showcase Sat 24 Aug, 12noon (90 mins) Workshops will be directed by Colin Watkeys with contributions from a team of professional guests. Details about the workshop programme and how to sign-up are on the website universalartsfestival.com/events

Introduction to Solo Theatre Performance A general introduction to techniques used in the professional workshops in Edinburgh and London. Fringe Central (venue 2) Monday 5 August & Sunday 11 August 12.30 (90 mins), free for Fringe Participants


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JOANNA SROKOL

Here and now “Through creating landscapes I am writing my story. It has been filled with dreams, expectations, faith and reaching for beauty. Old Victorian buildings, green meadows, striking beaches. Eight years now in Edinburgh and its surroundings. Now is the time and place to look at the paintings as reflections of my personal journey.” Polish-born, Joanna completed a first class degree in Textiles at Heriot Watt in Galashiels before studying for a Masters degree at Edinburgh College of Art, where, she won the New Designers Sanderson Award for her hand-painted abstract textiles of Polish landscapes. http://joansrokol.wix.com/joannasrokol

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Parking There is metered parking on and adjacent to Hill Street. Tickets required 08.30 – 18.30 Mon – Sat, time limited to two hours. NCP car park at Castle Terrace (10 min walk).

Public Transport Hill Street is easily reached by public transport with the majority of services routed through the city via Princes Street or George Street. www.lothianbuses.com


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company / artist

dates

no show

page

10.30

60

The Price of Everything

Daniel Bye

14-25

12.45

60

Benjamin Franklin

GregRobin Smith

1-25

13

4

13.00

60

Dilemma

Olga Kosterina

1-25

13

5

14.15

60

The Trials & Tribulations of Mr Pickwick

Nigel Nevinson

1-25

13

5

4

14.30

65

Longing for Grace

Grace Kiley

1-25

6

14.40

60

Shakespeare

GregRobin Smith

1-25

13

4

15.45

60

Annoying The Neighbours

Louise Wallinger

1-25

13

6

16.05

55

Cut!

Ian Watt

1-25

12,13,19,20

9

17.15

60

The Pyramids of Margate

Gulliver Bell

1-25

17.30

60

Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?

Claire Dowie

1-25

13

10

13

7

7

18.45

60

Oh, My Irma

Haley McGee

1-25

19.00

65

'33 (a kabaret)

Bremner Duthie

1-25

11

20.15

60

Donal O’Kelly’s Brace (alternate eves)

Donal O’Kelly

1-25

11

20.35

60

H to E (I‘m turning into a man) Claire Dowie

1-25

13

10

21.45

60

Caryatid Unplugged

Evi Stamatiou

1-25

14

12

22.05

60

It Goes Without Saying

Bill Bowers

1-25

13

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