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Onstage mutilation, a comedy 'live sex change', and world class drinking and brawling... these are just some of the dramas playing out at the British Council's fourth biennial Edinburgh Showcase from 18 to 23 August 2003.

Over 200 leading international theatre promoters and producers will gather in Edinburgh during this year's Fringe and International festivals for the British Council's prestigious Edinburgh Showcase. During one week, international delegates will attend performances chosen from 32 of the UK's most promising companies and spanning new writing, live/performance art and visual and physical theatre.

This year's highlights include KAOS Theatre's terrifying contemporary staging of Shakespeare's bloodfest Titus Andronicus; the world première of The Straits by Gregory Burke (author of the phenomenally successful Gagarin Way), presented by Paines Plough; and Hurricane, Ransom Productions' exhilarating portrayal of the life and increasingly messy times of World Snooker Champion 'Hurricane' Higgins.

In addition, London's high camp and iconoclastic Duckie present C'est Vauxhall; Graeae - the UK's leading company of performers with physical and sensory impairments - present peeling, a hard-hitting and darkly comic new play; Told by an Idiot and the Royal Court present a unique collaboration, Playing the Victim, a dark farce written by celebrated Russian playwrights Oleg and Vladimir Presnyakov.

Incorporating an exciting selection of some of the freshest and most intriguing new talent in the UK's performing arts sector today, the British Council's Edinburgh Showcase will encourage international promoters to sign up companies for international dates.
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John Daniel
Thursday, July 10, 2003back



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