Flyers or posters are not as effective as word of mouth when trying to attract an audience. Photo by Simon Li on Flickr
A panel of theatre practitioners at this year’s Edinburgh Showcase discusses how to market new projects and the importance of developing relationships between artist and audience.
'UK theatre has changed more in the last 15 years than in the previous 50.' Photo: 'Missing' by Gecko, © Richard Haughton
The UK theatre scene has for a long time had a reputation centred on Shakespeare. Two of the UK's most eminent critics and self-professed theatre addicts, Lyn Gardner (The Guardian) and Donald Hutera (The Times), talk at this year's Edinburgh Showcase about how the scene has changed.
Lasha Bugadze wrote his play with support from the Royal Court and the British Council. Photo: British Council
We interviewed award-winning Georgian playwright Lasha Bugadze about his new play 'The President Has Come to See You' – currently on at London's Royal Court Theatre. He tells us how war affects a people and its artists, among other things.
Martha and Mary in 'Roadkill'. (Image credit: Tim Morozzo)
Roadkill tells the story of a young girl who is the victim of sex-trafficking. Chicago Shakespeare Theater executive director Criss Henderson reflects on the site-specific play’s US debut in a Chicago flat over the weekend. Seeing Roadkill for the first time at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe was unlike any other theatrical experience I’ve had—ever. Feeling confined, trapped and disoriented in
Shona McCarthy, David Ireland, Stephen Rea, Clare Dwyer Hogg, and David Alderdice at Playhouse, the Northern Ireland theatre.
First-time playwright Clare Dwyer Hogg describes what it felt like to work with the storied Field Day Theatre Company to produce her first play, Farewell, one of the projects in the British Council Northern Ireland's partnership with the UK City of Culture 2013, Derry-Londonderry.