“As tumultous to a non-believer as to a devout Christian” – Chris Goode on the King James Bible

As the King James Bible celebrates its 400-year anniversary, the Bush Theatre in London has dramatised sixty six responses to the sixty six books of the translated religious text. Called Sixty-Six Books, the production has been performed in sections and also as part of a marathon 24 hour live show featuring 130 actors. Oberon Books … Read more “As tumultous to a non-believer as to a devout Christian” – Chris Goode on the King James Bible

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “The Conference of the Birds”

Theatre Paradoks present a piece of devised theatre for this year’s Festival Fringe. Delivered through storytelling, physical theatre and music, and adapted by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carrière from 12th century Persian Sufi poetry, “The Conference of the Birds” is the tale of the birds of the world in search of their mysterious king, the … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “The Conference of the Birds”

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “The Prodigals” – Featuring Lucie Jones

“The Prodigals” is a musical from Joe Harmston and Ray Goudie starring the X Factor’s Lucie Jones. The  performance follows the fate of two brothers; one who follows his father into a Scottish regiment and another who lives a life of excess and success with his band. Colonel Luke Gibson has to let his sons … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “The Prodigals” – Featuring Lucie Jones

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: Killing Bill Gates

Formed in late 2009, Mechanical Tiger is a small production company consisting of a team of eight people. They have made two short films with two more currently in production. Killing Bill Gates will be the first theatrical production for Mechanical Tiger: “Four charity workers are caught up in a frantic and fanciful quest to … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: Killing Bill Gates

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “The Little Prince”

Oxford University Dramatic Society will present “The Little Prince” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. Written by Theo Merz, the play is based on a novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. “A group of 1940s schoolchildren encounter the Pilot, recently returned from the War. He tells of meeting a mysterious boy in the shadow of his … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “The Little Prince”

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “Coal Head, Toadstool Mouth and Other Stories”

The draw of Edinburgh Festival Fringe is not just the quality of the entertainment on offer. The breadth of theatre on offer gives visitors to the city an opportunity to see truly original and refreshing styles and ideas from young performers. If your tastes err towards fantasy and allegory, get down to the Royal College … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “Coal Head, Toadstool Mouth and Other Stories”

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “Motortown”

Following the success of their 2010 five-star, sell-out production of Bluebird, Exeter University Theatre Company return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 with another of play written by Simon Stephens, Motortown: “Motortown follows the journey of Danny, an ex-soldier, as he returns to a foreign land. Home is not as he remembers, everyone, everything and … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “Motortown”

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Article 19, a theatre society from Birmingham University Students’ Guild, will be performing “Arsenic and Old Lace” as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. “It’s New York, 1948, and the Old Brewster House is about to explode in a mêlée of mischief, mirth and murder. Mortimer Brewster, an infamous bachelor and misogynist, returns to … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “Arsenic and Old Lace”