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Last Chance to See at Edinburgh Fringe 2014…

Hyde & Seek, Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Hyde & Seek

Of the shows I’ve reviewed for Edinburgh Spotlight this Edinburgh Fringe Festival, here are the top ones which are still playing:

Shakespeare for Breakfast
Hamlet (C too)
The Player’s Advice to Shakespeare
Human Child (children’s show)
Sirens

Shows still playing, seen but not reviewed and worth catching:

Hyde & Seek
Such a Nice Girl
Light Killer

along with free shows:
First Class
New Room Theatre: The Second Half (note that two monologues are being performed, the third mentioned will be on at a later date: keep an eye on Discover 21 for that)

Be sure to comment below, if you have any last minute Fringe recommendations, or if you have your eye on upcoming International Festival shows you think are worth a mention…

Coming soon – 1933: Eine Nacht im Kabarett | Tightlaced Theatre

Looking for last minute Xmas present? Check out this suggestion…

Coming soon – 1933: Eine Nacht im Kabarett | Tightlaced Theatre.

1933: Eine Nacht im Kabarett

Promote yourself!

One of the hardest things for many performers is actually promoting themselves and their work – too often, we can feel awkward about putting ourselves out there and ‘blowing our own trumpets’.

Promoting ourselves is part of our work, however, an essential aspect of the business. Be reasonable, of course – whatever that means to you, remembering that what is thought reasonable will vary among those you are trying to reach – but make sure you and what you do are ‘out there’ in the consciousness of others in the business and of the public at large, as much as you are able.

With that in mind, here is information from my agency about my current show, the award-winning ‘Grace Under Pressure’ by Richard Morris, presented by Black Dingo Productions as part of their major 5-day launch…

The Masques Blog

This is a challenging role for me as an actor and it is part of a very exciting project: Black Dingo Productions are looking to assist – with funding, teching, casting and advising – grass-roots theatre in Edinburgh, a brilliant bit of news for theatre companies.

So, go check this out, and remember to promote yourself and your shows too!

The DF Eye – 04/06/2012

  1. In this issue: Theatre & Spoken Word – festivals, poetry and more; Film – further festivals, an opportunity and more; Funding – a look at the current uproar around Creative Scotland funding; Miscellaneous – War Horse salutes the Queen / Diamond Jubilee Celebrations; The DF Eye on Shakespeare

    Theatre and Spoken Word

  2. It’s that time of year approaching again, when Edinburgh goes performance mad – the brochure (cover poster above) is out now for the Fringe…
  3. And here is a way locals can benefit…
  4. Thinking locally, but moving to Glasgow, don’t forget the Public Entertainment Licensing Fiasco! At the moment Glasgow City Council is consulting – so have your say…
  5. In more specifically theatre news…
  6. And some people just can’t help their ingenuity…
  7. Ongoing spoken word evenings exist in Edinburgh throughout the year…
  8. And if you enjoy taking the spoken word with you…
  9. Film

  10. Currently it’s the turn of film to have multiple festivals in Edinburgh, with the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, developed out of the Leith fest, following on from the recent 48 Hour Film Project. The ESFF starts on 7th June…
  11. And the Edinburgh International Film Festival programme is now available, too, with a preview of the festival, running from 20th June to 1st July, here…
  12. An interesting site for film lovers and makers…
  13. And if you’re inspired…
  14. fluideyefilms
    Lo-Fi feature film initiative open for submissions http://www.lo-fi-movies.com @screenacademy @CreativeScots @MatadorPictures #BBCScot
    Fri, Jun 01 2012 08:52:25
  15. Funding

  16. The Creative Scotland shake-up is causing continuing quakes…
  17. David Greig has been joined by other leading playwrights for this open letter to Creative Scotland…
  18. The highly talented writer of Midsummer, The Monster in the Hall (reviewed by DF last EdFringe), Dunsinane and more is worth following on Twitter (@daviegreig) for his own sake and for more about this uproar, where he is posting links, questions and CS responses – such as…
  19. DavieGreig
    Can’t see the point of commissioning a full scale review of theatre in Scotland then making long term decisions before review is out.
    Mon, Jun 04 2012 04:06:47
  20. And this interesting, impassioned and informed response that gives focus to the way in which CS has been communicating…
  21. DanRebellato
    Powerful post by @StramashArts about the continuing Creative Scotland debacle http://bit.ly/L6N4Pa
    Mon, Jun 04 2012 06:09:35
  22. You can read more of what has stimulated the debates here (and, yes, there is a spelling mistake in the title – not content-relevant detail, but still)…
  23. Miscellaneous

  24. As it is the time of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, here’s a stylish theatrical salute…
  25. National Theatre Jubilee Salute to the Queen with Joey from War Horse
    Sun, Jun 03 2012 14:43:05
  26. You can find major events for the Diamond Jubilee here…
  27. The latest DF Eye on Shakespeare

The DF Eye – 27/05/2012

  1. Theatre

  2. Are you going to the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland?
  3. See also Opportunities section…
  4. Film

  5. See also Training, Miscellaneous and Opportunities sections…
  6. As the Cannes Film Festival comes to an end…
  7. Spot of Scottish industry news…
  8. One of the many films created for the 2012 Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project – you can find more in the 48HFP Edinburgh Facebook group
  9. The Collection (3D) – 2D Version Horror Short Film – 48 Hour Film Project in Edinburgh 2012
    Sun, May 27 2012 09:06:57
  10. Funding

  11. Looking at the very real concerns caused by recent Creative Scotland funding review…
  12. Check out Creative Skillset if you have not yet done so…
  13. Skillset funding is available for this company’s courses, among others…
  14. Miscellaneous

  15. Too late to enter this year, but you can still vote…
  16. As the Jubilee approaches, there’s insight to be found online into the private life of another long-reigning queen…
  17. Is one of your fave’s here? Have to admit, that Gone with the Wind brat leaves me irritated…
  18. This wee musical cycling adventure was filmed by students, with a little production help from DF Acting friend Xanthe O’Connor
  19. The Whisky RIver Boat Band- 7 gigs, Edinburgh to North Berwick
    Sun, May 27 2012 12:33:27
  20. Did you know there is now an official religion that holds file-sharing to be a sacred act?
  21. Opportunities

  22. If you are a mother, you can contribute to this creative project…
  23. If you are a father, feeling left out, create your own!
    You can find further DF Eye issues at http://storify.com/DFActing

Arts and Community Events Need You! Complete very quick survey…

It’s live! You can now find the City of Edinburgh Council’s survey about changes to Public Entertainment Licensing online.

Make sure you tell them what you think about their proposals re. licences for free events!

If you are not yet in the picture re. these changes, check out the importance of this campaign and the basics of what is involved and what is going on.

Further related posts on this blog (including the Edinburgh Public Meeting and delegation to the Edinburgh Council) can be found in the ‘Public Entertainment Licence Fiasco’ category.

Time to be consulted! Speak up about Public Entertainment Licence changes…

The public consultancy period – where you and I get to put our penny’s-worth in – has started on changes to the Public Entertainment Licensing Resolution of the City of Edinburgh Council. Below is a letter giving details about this (bold highlighting by me) and how to speak up about this important issue.

If you are not familiar with the campaign highlighting the affect of these changes on free events and expression, check out the posts in the category ‘Public Entertainment Licence Fiasco‘, in particular Keeping Track.

From solicitor for City of Edinburgh Council

“Firstly I would confirm that the advert advising of the proposed draft Public Entertainment licensing Resolution went into the Edinburgh Evening News on 16th March 2012. That has the effect of kick-starting the legal process for the consultation. The advert invites written responses, to be sent to the Director of Services for Communities, Licensing Section, 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ.

In addition we have set up an email address for consultation responses – publicentertainment.licensing@edinburgh.gov.uk

Separately, arrangements are in hand for an online consultation and I understand that this is likely to be accessed on the Council’s website at the general consultations section, and also via a link from the Public Entertainment licensing section of the website. At the time of emailing the questions for the online survey were almost ready – so hopefully will be in place by the end of the week. Meantime, a couple of links which will hopefully be of some assistance to you:-

The details of the committee decision and the press release, etc are at the following link:-

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/830/consultation_to_take_place_on_licensing_rules_for_free_events

The details of Public Entertainment licensing and the link to the online survey will be at the following address (which at the time of emailing was still to be updated):-

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/309/public_entertainment_licences/935/public_entertainment  [the survey is now live - the above link leads to it, or you can go direct via   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QTZMWXP]

For those who are anxious to ensure that their views are recorded, may I suggest that they make use of the email address as above, and/or write in with their comments? Once the online questionnaire is up and running, that will enable a more accessible means of responding to the consultation process – as I say, I think that should be ready in the next day or two.

Hope this assists in the meantime.

Regards,”

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