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Made in Scotland launches 2015 Fringe programme


By Irene Brown - Posted on 21 May 2015

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Under glorious warm sunshine, the 7th Made in Scotland annual Fringe programme was launched in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 20th May.

Marco Biagi, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment and Edinburgh MSP, announced the 21 companies and artists that will take part in this year’s programme - a curated showcase of music, theatre and dance made and produced in Scotland and performed during the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Marco Biagi said, “This year’s Made in Scotland programme of Scottish theatre, dance and music is an opportunity to showcase the incredibly rich and diverse range of performers and companies Scotland has to offer.

“A number of the projects launched at last year’s festival have since toured the world and been performed in places as far afield as Brazil, New Zealand, Egypt and Australia. These connections are putting Scotland’s rich heritage on the map and boosting our international reputation.

“The Scottish Government’s £590,000 investment into this year’s programme will build on 2014’s strong track record and will deliver even more exciting, memorable and moving performances to audiences from around the world.”

There is a strong international flavour in this year’s programme with work from major companies including Stellar Quines’ trilogy of works starring Maureen Beattie who was nominated for CATS Best Actress in 2013 with The List that was the CATS 2013 Best Production winner, The Carousel, and Deliverance by Quebecois writer Jennifer Tremblay; Silver Darlings, a song cycle which sees world renowned writer Alexander McCall Smith join forces with composer James Ross; Vanishing Point’s stunning exploration of ageing and being cared for, Tomorrow , a major international co-production with partners in Moscow and Brazil, and Scottish Dance Theatre’s YAMA , which draws on rituals practiced in the mountains of Japan. Scotland’s award winning young playwrights, Stef Smith and Gary McNair premiere their new work and the music programme offers Indian inspired world sounds from Simon Thacker and a new work considering the actions of Edward Snowden from composer Matthew Collings, all evidence of the wealth and diversity of work being created in Scotland.

Kath M Mainland, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society said, “The Made in Scotland showcase is a key platform for Scottish artists and companies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, allowing them to present their work alongside international companies and raise their profiles in front of influential contacts in the arts industry and the media from around the world.

“Every year it’s exciting to see the incredible opportunities Made in Scotland provides to the artists to take their work beyond the Fringe and tour internationally. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the most significant international platform and launch pad that exists for Scottish artists anywhere in the UK and I’m looking forward to seeing what great successes they’ll take from this amazing opportunity, and where this adventure takes them.”

Made in Scotland 2015 listings
Theatre
A Gambler's Guide to Dying | Gary McNair with Show And Tell
Traverse Theatre
August 6 – 30 (Not Mondays) Various times, see planner (70 mins) | £18, £13 conc, £8 unemployed, £12 preview, £12 preview concs (6 Aug)

Butterfly | Ramesh Meyyappan
Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Aug 8 – 29 (not Sundays) 20.45 (60mins) | £12, £10 concs

Grandad and Me | The Letter J
Summerhall
Aug 8, 11 – 23 (not 17) 12:05 (55mins) | £9 / £7 concs, £30 family (2 adults, 2 children), £7 preview (8 Aug)
Aug 13 – Relaxed Performance
Ages 5+

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy | Stellar Quines
The List: The Carousel: The Deliverance:
Aug 6-31, Various Dates & Times for each part of the Trilogy, (60mins approx.)
Peak: 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 Aug £14.50, £13 concs
Off peak: 8, 9, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31 Aug £12.50, £11 concs
Preview: 6 & 7 August £10
£35 peak & £30 off peak if all 3 shows purchased at same time

Swallow | Stef Smith & Traverse Theatre Company
Traverse Theatre
August 6 – 30 (Not Mondays) Various times, see planner (70 mins) | £18, £13 conc, £8 unemployed, £12 preview, £12 preview concs (6 Aug)

Butterfly | Ramesh Meyyappan
Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Aug 8 – 29 (not Sundays) 20.45 (60mins) | £12, £10 concs

Grandad and Me | The Letter J
Summerhall

Aug 8, 11 – 23 (not 17) 12:05 (55mins) | £9 / £7 concs, £30 family (2 adults, 2 children), £7 preview (8 Aug)
Aug 13 – Relaxed Performance
Ages 5+

The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy | Stellar Quines
Aug 6-31, Various Dates & Times for each part of the Trilogy, (60mins approx.)
Peak: 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 Aug £14.50, £13 concs
Off peak: 8, 9, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31 Aug £12.50, £11 concs
Preview: 6 & 7 August £10
£35 peak & £30 off peak if all 3 shows purchased at same time

Swallow | Stef Smith & Traverse Theatre Company
Traverse Theatre

Wendy Hoose | Johnny McKnight, presented by Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice
The Assembly Rooms
Aug 17 – 30 15:30 (60mins) | £15, £13 concs
All performances are accessible

Dance
Douglas | Robbie Synge
Zoo Venues, The Sanctuary

Aug 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 13:10, Aug 25 – 29 11:50 (50mins) | £10, £9 concs
Relaxed performances: Aug 17 and 18

Give Me a Reason To Live | Claire Cunningham
Dancebase
Aug 7 – 9, Aug 14 - 16, Aug 21 - 23, Aug 26 – 29 15:00 (40mins) | £10.00, £8.00 concs, £8 previews, £6 previews concs (7 – 9 Aug)

We Are The Monsters | Stammer Productions / Colette Sadler
Summerhall
ug 18 – 21 11:00, Aug 22 & 23 9:30 & 11:00 | £10, £8 conc, £32 family
Aug 20 Relaxed Performance (limited wheelchair spaces, please contact venue in advance)

Scottish Dance Theatre | YAMA
Zoo Southside
Recommended for ages 12+
Aug 22 – 29 (not Aug 25) 19.50 (55 mins) | £14/£12

Music
A Requiem for Edward Snowden | Matthew Collings/Magnetic North
Stockbridge Parish Church
Aug 20, 21, 22 20.00 (50mins) | £10/£7, £6 concs