Dear theatre friends,
Better late than never! Here’s the listing of all shows online from the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe. In today’s New York Times, there were reviews of several pieces which would have been at the Zoo venue. Here’s the program which includes those, and many from dozens of venues. Be sure to run around your home several times between shows, so you can get a feel for the distances you’d have to cover in the city!
The Old Vic has announced new dates for live-streaming of “Three Kings”, now that Andrew Scott is back. Do buy limited tickets now for September 3rd- 5th.
Also on September 3rd, at 2pm, please register for “The Oedipus Project UK,” another Theater of War Production. Sophocles’ “Oedipus, the King” will be read by a stellar cast including Damian Lewis, Kathryn Hunter, Brian F. O’Byrne.
For those of you who find the British and Irish dialects difficult to decipher, the Finborough Theatre has teamed up with Scenesaver to present their plays with subtitles. Beginning with “Scrounger”on August 31st, there will be new production videos coming each month. The next will be “Death of a Hunter,” also on the terrific site, Scenesaver. Do take a minute to browse their other, diverse listings.
If you’ve not been to Bristol’s historic Old Vic, you have a chance to view one of their recent productions virtually. Emma Rice’s new company, Wise Children, presented “Romantics Anonymous” last winter, and I had to take the train on a miserably rainy day in order to see it. On September 26th, it will come to you– there are advantages to this streaming necessity!
Finally, you can time travel to Jacobean Venice on September 14th for Red Bull’s Theatre Live’s online reading of “The Revenger’s Tragedy,” adapted and directed by Jesse Berger. The New York Times’ review of the original 2005 production mentions Matthew Rauch’s “dynamite” performance. He will reprise his role for the reading– don’t miss!
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.