It’s just a few days now until Venue 13 opens for its 20th year at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The team of RWCMD stage managers are in residence, working their magic to turn Harry Younger Hall and a lorry full of things into a perfectly formed theatre for the duration of August.
It’s an exciting and busy time, especially as we look forward to welcoming our first six shows to the venue- with four more following on further into the month.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be catching up with the theatre companies at Venue 13 this year. We’ll find out more about the shows, and perhaps also to ask intrusive but interesting questions about their lives in an effort to give you a great insight into what makes all this wonderful theatre pop out of their heads. We might also check their loyalty by asking their favourite Edinburgh venues (hint- if it’s not us, their opinion is wrong). Stay tuned.
We’ve got a great mix of Venue 13 veterans and Edinburgh Festival Fringe newbies this year, and shows that range from serious, to scary, to…much less serious. There’s electro-acoustic opera, bilingual family theatre, hip hop reworkings of Ibsen, interactive Shakespeare, ghost stories, questions about God, questions from two halves of the brain, a love story with live painting, a story of love and war, and an unwelcome visitor during the Blitz.
That should keep us plenty busy for the next few weeks as we start welcoming the companies of this eclectic bunch to our wonderful little venue. Then, it’s the turn of the audiences..! We can’t wait.