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Edinburgh here we come!

Despite what you might think from the weather we are into August, which means one thing…Edinburgh Fringe is upon us again! And we for one can’t wait.

Paines Plough are at the Traverse Theatre this year presenting Good With People by David Harrower as part of a double bill of Scottish new writing with David Greig’s The Letter of Last Resort. It opens this Sunday and if you’re interested in seeing it you can book through the website here.

But as well as opening the show, we have also been very busy putting together our lists of all the new plays we want to see. As usual there are far too many shows we want to see and too little time! Some clever diary scheduling is needed to fit everything in.

So here is a quick list of just some of the shows we will be trying to catch…

And so much more… we’ll report back on stuff we’ve seen, and please let us know your tips for stuff we shouldn’t miss by leaving a comment or tweeting us @painesplough.

Edinburgh here we come!

Countdown to Edinburgh…

Last week brought the launch of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe programme and we were eagerly checking the post box that morning for our copy of the Fringe brochure. When it did arrive there was an instant scramble over the single copy as we all wanted to take a peek at the wealth of shows on offer this year.

And Paines Plough will be taking a show up to the Fringe this year as well – David Harrower ’s Good With People directed by Paines Plough co-artistic director George Perrin, designed by Ben Stones and starring Blythe Duff. The production will be playing at the Traverse Theatre between 4th-26th August as part of a double-bill with David Greig’s The Letter of Last Resort. The play originally started life back in 2010 as part of our A Play, A Pie and A Pint season at Òran Mór, so it is exciting to have it return. And as a play set in Scotland from a Scottish writer, Edinburgh seems its natural home.

If you are interested in seeing Good With People you can book through the Traverse website or call the box office on 0131 228 1404. And of course you can also book through the Edinburgh Fringe website.

So the countdown to the Edinburgh Fringe has finally begun – we can’t wait!