Monday, August 27, 2007

Coming to a Theatre near YOU...

Well the Edinburgh Fringe is nearly over for another year, and we'll no doubt get round to posting some kind of 'highlights' post sometime soon, as well as writing up our two final reviews. But for a number of the shows we've seen this is far from the end, as they continue on to venues in London, around the UK and beyond. Here's where you can catch up with some of them...

Nonsenseroom's excellent production of Douglas Maxwell's "Ballad of James II" is one of the first to reach London with a short run at the Greenwich Theatre from 4th to 8th September.

The National Theatre of Scotland's "Venus as a Boy" based on Luke Sutherland's novel also reaches London on 4th September and runs until the 22nd at the Soho Theatre before visiting Glasgow's Citizens from 30th October to 10th November and then finishing up at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool from 15th to 17th November.

returns home to the USA with a number of dates around the country.

Fin Kennedy mentioned in a response to our review of "Mehndi Night" that he hoped to revive the show on returning to London following its reception in Edinburgh. No details yet, but keep an eye on Fin's blog for info.

Following an entirely sold out run of their incredibly intense production of the play version of "Blood Brothers" Lauder Studio Theatre company hope to schedule further performances in Fife. More info when get it.

Benchtours' stage-truck and "The Psychic Detective..." parks up in London from 29th to 31st August as part of the National theatre's 'Watch This Space" before hitting the road again to tour Orkney, Wick, Carrbridge, Skye, St. Andrews and East Lothian between the 8th and 23rd September. Although it didn't really work for us, others seem to have 'got it' and it is certainly something a little different. Full tour details on Benchtour's website.

TAG's production of David Greig's "Yellow Moon" returns home to the Citizens from 4th to 15th September after a hit run at the Traverse and then moves to The Round in Newcastle for 17th & 18th September before a visit to the Woodend Barn in Banchory on the 22nd.

That's all of the productions I could currently track down that have definite(ish) plans, although I'd certainly expect that "Damascus", "The Walworth Farce", "Hugh Hughes in Story of a Rabbit" and "Rebus McTaggart:Crimewarrior" will reappear in the coming months. If you manage to see some of these shows, do pop back and let us know how your opinions compared to our own.

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S said...

I enjoyed James II, but I'll be reviewing it soon. Did you know that they put your quote up outside the venue?

The lovely Rosslyn Chapel man drove me back to the main road after the show, we spotted a elusive bus, so he tailed it until he could overtake it when the road became a dual carriageway, enabling me to get on. The nicest chap possible. I'll be writing a letter of thanks shortly.

Actually thank god he did give me a lift, because the pavement-less road to the main road where the buses are to be found after 7pm, is a death trap for pedestrians after dark. Very dangerous indeed. I would have been lucky to be home before 1am if it wasn’t for the lift.