29 outstanding UK companies, over 200 delegates from 40 countries and one week in Edinburgh marked the 20th anniversary of our Edinburgh Showcase — which showcases some of the best contemporary UK theatre and dance. Catch up on our highlights, tips, interviews, pictures, and artists to keep an eye on in 2017
Round up: Edinburgh Showcase 2017
A world without theatre and dance?
Boring and dull? Terrifying? More Netflix? We asked festival goers and artists at the Edinburgh Festivals what would happen if performance didn't exist.
Our pick of the Edinburgh Festivals
Alongside the Edinburgh Showcase main programme, our Theatre and Dance team see countless shows at the Edinburgh Festivals, seeking out extra UK productions to suggest to international programmers. Find out what our top 2017 recommendations were...
"Festivals are a cultural handshake"
On day one of this year's Edinburgh Showcase, Eleanor Turney asked delegates what they're most excited about in the week ahead...
Artists to watch 2017
Some of the most exciting companies and artists showing work at the Fringe this year — these are the people we especially recommend that international promoters keep an eye on.
Standing on uneven ground
Palmyra, an Edinburgh Showcase late recommendation, tackles world issues through clowning and a lot of broken crockery. Its creators, Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas talk about making the show, feeling European and asking big questions.
Best shows of the Fringe?
Eleanor Turney asks delegates and artists to share their favourite shows from the 2017 Edinburgh Festivals.
An experts' guide to the Edinburgh Fringe
2017 is the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Four Fringe experts give tips on surviving the world's biggest arts festival.
Edinburgh Fringe and British Council Edinburgh Showcase record success in 2017
The British Council's biennial Edinburgh Showcase, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, took place on 21—26 August 2017. Welcoming over 200 delegates from 40 countries, it was an excellent opportunity to showcase fresh UK talent and productions to the world
Edinburgh Showcase photo round-up
The Showcase can pass in a bit of a blur because there's so much going on! Never fear, here's a photo montage of the week.
Find out more:
> Delve into this year's Edinburgh Showcase
> Watch trailers for the extraordinary Edinburgh Showcase productions