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Edinburgh Showcase 2011
22 - 27 August 2011

We are delighted to announce the programme for the Edinburgh Showcase 2011. From over 220 expressions of interest of a consistently high standard, we have invited 27 artists and companies to present their work as part of the Edinburgh Showcase 2011. There will be 24 performances and 3 installations from artists and companies, with 21 coming from England, 4 from Scotland and 2 from Wales. Almost 70% of the artists and companies selected will be participating in the Edinburgh Showcase for the first time. This year also sees the inclusion of 5 pieces of dance theatre.

Please visit our new Edinburgh Showcase 2011 website to find out more about the programme and watch short videos of the productions being presented as part of this year's Showcase. You can also follow us on Twitter @Edshowcase.

The ES2011 programme has been curated by the Drama and Dance department in consultation with our panel of external advisers. We would like to sincerely thank all of the external advisers who gave of their time and expertise in creating this programme:

Anthony Roberts, Ben Twist, David Fry, David Micklem, Helen Cole, James Tyson, John McGrath, Matt Burman, Mike Griffiths, Nike Jonah, Nina Steiger, Steven Brett, Clare Reddington, Fern Smith, Mark Ball, Rose Fenton, and Shonagh Manson

'In curating this year’s main Showcase programme, our aim has been to identify work suited to our current programmes around the world and to the interests of our partners in the different regions in which we work.'

- Brendan Griggs, Head of Drama and Dance, British Council

Edinburgh Showcase 2011 – Main Programme

1927, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, England
Action Hero, Watch me Fall, England
Blast Theory, A Machine to See With, England
Citizens Theatre, The Monster in the Hall, Scotland
Curious, the moment I saw you I knew I could love you, England
David Hughes Dance Productions Ltd., Last Orders, Scotland
Dog Kennel Hill Project, Working the Devil: Double bill, England
Glen Neath and Hannah Ringham, Hannah Ringham’s free show (bring money), England
Greyscale, Tonight Sandy Grierson will lecture, dance and box, England
Hetain Patel (Dance4), TEN, England
Idle Motion, The Vanishing Horizon, England
Imitating the Dog, Hotel Methuselah, England
Melanie Wilson and Abigail Conway (Subject to Change), ‘every minute, always’, England
Michael Pinchbeck, The End, England
National Theatre Wales & Told By An Idiot, The Dark Philosophers, Wales/England
Oxford Playhouse, The Wright Brothers, England
Pachamamma Productions & Richard Jordan Productions Ltd, ROADKILL, Scotland
Protein Dance, LOL, England
Proto-type Theater, Third Person: Bonnie and Clyde Redux, England
Quarantine, Entitled, England
Sherman Cymru & Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Llwyth (Tribe), Wales
Tim Crouch, I, Malvolio, England
Tom Dale Company, I Infinite, England
Traverse Theatre, Futureproof, Scotland


Billy Cowie, Tango de Soledad, England
Lundahl & Seitl, Rotating in a Room of Images, England
Me and the Machine, When we Meet Again, England

Other Opportunities

  • If you are presenting a performance in Edinburgh during 22-27 August please do send the event details to showcase2011@britishcouncil.org. We endeavour to see as many productions as possible in Edinburgh and highlight work to relevant Showcase delegates where appropriate.
  • The Edinburgh Showcase is just one of the ways in which we promote the UK drama and dance sector to our global network. Please continue to keep us updated about your work arts@britishcouncil.org.

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