How is the deepening crisis in Venezuela affecting theatremakers there? Award-winning playwright Gustavo Ott, who gets his overdue UK debut this month with a new production of 2002 play Your Molotov Kisses, discusses that and how his five years living in London as a young immigrant – working as a theatre usher, meeting Harold Pinter, flat-sharing with ETA separatists – shaped him and his art.
As BLUE prepares for its premiere at London’s Camden Fringe, we talk to writer and performer Kim Scopes. Created with director Holli Dillon by their new theatre company the Sycorax Collective, the one-woman abstract fairy tale runs 15 to 19 August 2018 at Etcetera Theatre. Read our interview below to find out why there’s a woman stuck on the moon and what Jim Broadbent once gave her for Christmas… and then get booking!
Venezuelan writer Gustavo Ott’s Your Molotov Kisses is relocated to London for its UK premiere at Camden Fringe next month. Director Gianluca Lello tells us what drew him to the piece, why Camden is such an important alternative to Edinburgh come August, and how “people who lie, scheme and delude themselves to get ahead” create such great drama. Check out our interview below – and then get booking!
Theatremaker Lita Doolan was performing in Edinburgh Fringe one summer when she was inspired to write a story about Scotland’s iconic capital. She took her inspiration from how the city and its residents recovered following the devastating 2002 fire that started in Cowgate Street and ripped through much of its Old Town. This summer, she brings the resulting play, Time for Tea, to Camden Fringe, running for one performance only to open the festival on 30 July 2018. Here, she recalls how it all came about.
Which shows have you earmarked so far for this year’s Camden Fringe? As part of our Featured Show series, we’d like to draw your attention to Lita Doolan’s Time for Tea, which opens the month-long festival at north London’s Etcetera Theatre on 30 July 2018. The new play is inspired by the devastating 2002 fire in Edinburgh’s Old Town, which changed her life…