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…
- Hightide’s Bottleneck (we’re already hearing great things from previews)
- Blink from nabokov and Soho Theatre
- Nola from Look Left Look Right
- Letter to the Man from Pilot Theatre and Henry Raby
- Peep featuring plays by PP alumni Kefi Chadwick and Leo Butler
- After the Rainfall from Curious Directive
- Chapel Street starring Wasted‘s Cary Crankson
- Love Letters to the Public Transport System from The National Theatre of Scotland
- Bane (parts 1-3)
- Razing Eddie by Philip Stokes
- Belt Up’s Boy James/Outland/Little Princess
- Morning by Simon Stephens from the Lyric Hammersmith
- Wrecked & The Proposal by Paines Plough & Channel 4 Big Room writer Reuben Johnson
- The Intervention by Dave Florez (who’s Hand over Fist is also in Edinburgh)
- Slice starring PP alumni actors Louise Ludgate and Lesley Hart
- Dirty Great Love Story by Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna
- The Economist directed by Van Badham
- The Loves I Haven’t Known by Chris Bush and Ian McCluskey
- Exterminating Angel directed by Jack Macnamara
- Old Vic New Voices winners B*tch Boxer, Glory Dazed, One Hour Only and Strong Arm
- Still Life by Come To Where I’m From: Brighton writer Sue Maclaine
- Joel Horwood’s I Heart Peterborough
- Kiss Me And You Will See from Sunday’s Child
- Rash Dash’s Ugly Sisters
- A Guide To Second Date Sex from Dirty Stop Out
- The Prize from Murmur and Live Theatre Newcastle
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!