Dear theatre friends,
The theatre community is truly an inclusive one, making theatre for everyone. Here’s an example– Flute Theatre adapts Shakespeare for autistic audiences and their families, worldwide. From June 22nd to July 18th, they will be performing “Pericles,” designed as a series of fairground games and rides offering different sensory experiences.
If you’re curious about this unique company’s work or can pass this information on to anyone who has been affected by autism– please, please do.
Short notice– today at 2:30, you can see British comic provocateur in “Showtime From the Frontline”— ONE TIME ONLY. He’s walked the length of the Israeli wall– and has produced a thought-provoking piece about his experience. Sounds fascinating!
Kieran Hurley’s multi-award-winning “Heads Up”. is online until June 22nd– it’s already been very well reviewed . Kieran also wrote “Mouthpiece” (Best of Edinburgh Award Winner, 2019)– so I’m obviously a huge fan!
Finborough Theatre will be putting another of its fine shows online each month. The latest is “Jane Clegg” by St. John Ervine, written in 1913 during the campaign for the women’s vote. This is an archived full production from its well reviewed 2019 run. When first seen, it was compared, quite favorably, with Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.”
I’ll send you notice of Finborough’s July presentation soon.
Please make time for “Livin’ La Vida Imelda” from Ma- Yi Theatre. It will run from June 17th-30th. This New York Times’ review highlights Carlos Celdran’s charming performance, raising the Philippines’ reputation above that of Imelda Marcos’.
You may want to join PBS Passport to see the collection of plays entitled Broadway on PBS Collection. There are many of great quality, such as the brilliantly reviewed “Indecent” by Paula Vogel.
If you’re curious about how Directors are approaching the challenge of presenting work now, you may want to get in touch with Rattlestick Theatre: info@Rattlestick.org. They will be having a conversation with five directors tomorrow, and many more conversations to follow.
More to come…
That’s all for now– as I receive news I’ll pass it along. But don’t completely fill your calendars yet– more shows are continuing to find their way to our screens.
Aren’t we fortunate to be living during this plague and not Sophocles’? Or, are you overwhelmed by choice?
Again, if you discover other theatre-related news– please get in touch: Carol@BestofEdinburgh.org.
And, need I reiterate? I’d like to continue to write because so many have expressed their enjoyment of reading– but I must have content!
Please send other theatre related information, or do try to recall a story you’d like me to post.
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.