Playlist: Watch trailers for the extraordinary Edinburgh Showcase productions

| by Harriet Guest

Tags: Festivals Theatre Dance Live art

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"

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

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

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Citizens Theatre: This Restless House by Zinnie Harris

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

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Forced Entertainment: Real Magic

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

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Frozen Light: Home

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

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Impermanence Dance Theatre: Sexbox

"An important look at liberation"

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Joan Clevillé Dance: Plan B for Utopia

"How am I contributing to the bigger picture?"

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Julie Cunningham and Company: To Be Me


"What is it to be who you are?"

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Liz Aggiss: Slap and Tickle


"It is a feminist soup"

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Look Left Look Right: See Me Now


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

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


"All its dark and murky glory"

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Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts


"It's a show about envy and competition"

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Scottish Dance Theatre: Process Day


"It builds up a kind of mesmerising atmosphere"

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


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

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


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

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Traverse Theatre: The Whip Hand by Douglas Maxwell


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

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Volcano Theatre Company: Seagulls


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

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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.


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