Here’s a new film not to be missed from the BAFTA nominated directors of ‘Black Pond,’ Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley. The film was first shown at the beginning of May 2016 at PictureHouse Central, Piccadilly as part of the London Comedy Film Festival, which promoted the film as being: filled with wit, melancholy and surreal breath-taking images. It’s one of the boldest and most beautiful British films in years.
This evening’s programme was performed by the Royal Scottish Orchestra. Samuel Barber’s lyrical Violin Concerto, with a stunning performance by Vadim Gluzman, was the prelude to an evening which was more of a war cry than a polished musical offering.
This piece was premièred in Wuppertal over six years ago but is a UK première in Edinburgh. It is poignant that this was made just before Bausch’s sudden death on 30 June 2009.
Jung Han Kim’s monologue performed by Jon Castro in one room with only a wall as décor, is a stunning exploration of huge philosophical debates in a hugely ironic and theatrical manner.
The French have a phrase for artistes like Camille. Bête de scène. It means a singer or performer who knows how to seduce her audience.
Metta is a traditional Buddhist word that means loving kindness and friendliness towards all. This new group led by Damian Helliwell promises to break new ground in contemporary Scottish music and the result is exciting.
13 Sunken Years. Stellar Quines. The Finnish National Theatre. Lung Ha Theatre Company. Assembly Rooms. Julia Pascal.
Finnish playwright Paula Salminen’s first play is being premiered in English at the Edinburgh Festival. This is a touching work about three generations of women who are single mothers but its more haunting theme is that of displacement in your own country.
Andrzej Panufnik’s Sinfonia elegiaca, was the prelude to Dmitry Shostakovitch’s Symphony No 7. ‘Leningrad’. Although the Edinburgh Festival has a specific focus on the commemorations marking World War One, this evening was a reaction by a Polish and Russian composer to the horrors of Nazi invasion.
From Berlin to Broadway. Bremner sings the songs of Kurt Weill. Edinburgh Fringe The Loft. Julia Pascal.
For lovers of German prewar art, music and theatre, this performance is a treat. Bremner unashamedly declares his obsession with Kurt Weill.
Many have heard of Auschwitz and Dachau but few know about Terezin close to Prague which housed an elite of European Jewish artists, musicians and writers. It was used by the Nazis as a holding station for Jews en route to the gas chambers.
This is an unusually thrilling show that is also an exciting history lesson. Few of us in the West know that the hundreds of islands that make up Okinawa were controlled by the kingdom of Ryukyu before they were absorbed into Japan in 1879.
This is a hugely funny spoof on creating a play for the Edinburgh Festival. It is a mixture of boulevard comedy, clowning and absurdism.