Playlist: Watch trailers for the extraordinary Edinburgh Showcase productions

| by Harriet Guest

Tags: Festivals Theatre Dance Live art Edinburgh Showcase Video

From violent language to feminist soup, catch a snapshot of the diverse work by UK artists featuring in our 20th anniversary Edinburgh Showcase

Action Hero: Slap Talk

"The piece is about violence in language"

Find out more


Avant Garde Dance presented by The Place: Fagin's Twist

"The mantra of the company is to innovate not replicate"

Find out more


Citizens Theatre: This Restless House by Zinnie Harris

"It feels modern but it also has a kind of timelessness to it"

Find out more


Forced Entertainment: Real Magic

"There's a system, can you change it?"

Find out more


Frozen Light: Home

"The demand we get from audiences for our work is huge"

Find out more


Impermanence Dance Theatre: Sexbox

"An important look at liberation"

Find out more


Joan Clevillé Dance: Plan B for Utopia

"How am I contributing to the bigger picture?"

Find out more


Julie Cunningham and Company: To Be Me

"What is it to be who you are?"

Find out more


Liz Aggiss: Slap and Tickle

"It is a feminist soup"

Find out more


Look Left Look Right: See Me Now

"It's a reflection of all the different people that are part of this show"

Find out more


The Paper Cinema and Battersea Arts Centre co-production: The Paper Cinema's Macbeth

"All its dark and murky glory"

Find out more


Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts

"It's a show about envy and competition"

Find out more


Scottish Dance Theatre: Process Day

"It builds up a kind of mesmerising atmosphere"

Find out more


DryWrite and Soho Theatre present: Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

"It manages to capture something that we haven't heard before"

Find out more


Talawa, HighTide and Soho Theatre production: Girls by Theresa Ikoko

"You're kind of unprepared for where this piece will take you emotionally"

Find out more


Traverse Theatre: The Whip Hand by Douglas Maxwell

"This is stripped back, this is cold, it's bare bones"

Find out more


Volcano Theatre Company: Seagulls

"It's about repression but also the coming change"

Find out more


The British Council’s biennial Edinburgh Showcase is the single biggest opportunity for UK theatre companies to introduce their work to international promoters. The programme comprises new work that represents the very best of contemporary theatre and dance, reflecting the breadth and diversity of British performing arts.

This year's Showcase takes place from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 August 2017. You can view more trailers on the British Council Arts YouTube channel.

Sign up to our newsletter