Forest Fringe Edinburgh Festival 2014

Wednesday 6th - Sunday 17th August

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Forest Fringe are delighted to announce the first confirmed artists for our eighth glorious year at the Edinburgh Festival , our second at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith.

Some things to look out for include:

  • A studio programme featuring new full-length shows by Molly Naylor & Iain Ross, Sleepwalk Collective, Louise Orwin, Christopher Brett Bailey, Greg Wohead and Laura Dannequin alongside Verity Standen’s intimate immersive performance Hug.
  • A thrilling line-up of performances in our main drill hall space including the first Edinburgh Festival shows by GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, a new work-in-progress by Bryony Kimmings with Tim Grayburn, her only performances at this year’s festival, Forest Fringe co-directors Andy Field & Ira Brand’s acclaimed new showput your sweet hand in mine and the return to Edinburgh of Kings of England’s beautiful Where We Live and What We Live For, on the fifth anniversary of its first performances with us in Edinburgh.
  • A number of special one-off events, including Action Hero’s six hour performance Slap Talk, Brian Lobel’s durational one-on-one watching of Sex and the City, and Hannah Ringham and Glen Neath’s Wedding, which we hope will involve an actual wedding taking place at Forest Fringe.
  • Unusual encounters taking place across the drill hall, including a triptych of new audio pieces by Analogue, a series of works by Tim Etchells, a one-on-one rooftop encounter by Greg Wohead, a not-so-great British Bake-Off hosted by Hunt & Darton and residencies by Canadian artist Adam Kinner and the UK’s Selina Thompson.
  • We will also again be working with Glasgow-based Solar Bear Theatre Company and members of the Deaf and Hearing Ensemble to host a day of sign-language interpreted performances on Friday 8 August, and continuing to work with Escalator East to Edinburgh to further the conversation around accessibility at the Edinburgh Festival.

All of this, still all free and there is still more to be confirmed closer to August. We hope you’re excited. We definitely are.

Again this year Forest Fringe is being generously supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Department of Theatre at the University of Chichester.

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