I would have liked to take The Disappearance of Sadie Jones to Edinburgh this year. I briefly entertained thoughts of doing so. But, I don’t believe in asking professional actors (or anyone else) to work for free, Arts Council doesn’t fund Edinburgh, there are no South West schemes I could work with, and I’m also in process of moving to Birmingham so would have been tricky anyway..
The problem is, EdFringe is the place to be when it comes to getting theatre seen and programmed.
So, here is what I suggest we do.
You are: A venue programmer/person in an interesting organisation/producer/friend/fellow theatre person/critic/writer/artistic director/interesting director I’d like to work with one day/other person I might like to work with one day…
I send you a link to this blog. I might do this via twitter so as not to clog up your inbox at this busy time of year. Thanks for following the link.
You have a look at this trailer:
If interested you might also have a look at this little documentary (or you might not have time, if so please scroll on please thank you)
You think, yes, I’ll check that out. You note down venue (let’s call venue ‘X’) in your chocablock EdFringe diary.
You miss the show for one of many possible reasons. Perhaps miscalculated the time between Traverse and X. Perhaps got lost in the rain (happened to me a lot). Perhaps you needed a drink (ditto). Perhaps you met someone interesting. Perhaps you’d had enough of theatre for that day. All very understandable.
However, all is not lost as you might be able to catch it on tour. You return to blog for tour dates. (Thank you very much please thank you) Alternatively, seeing as how you’re still in Edinburgh bubbletime, I (or Milan Govedarica – Associate Producer) send you tour dates via email in a couple of months.
You make it to one of the tour dates as Oct-Nov is slightly less choca than August-Edinburgh. If you like it, grand, do stick around for a drink after [seeing as you won’t be rushing off to an udderbelly dungeon]. If not, no problem. Maybe you’ll think it’s interesting enough to look out for the next one.
Same outcome, but I’m not 15K in debt.
Seeing as the show isn’t actually at venue X in Edinburgh this summer, we can skip the trying-to-make-it-but-not-being-able-to prologue and get straight to the Autumn tour dates:
2nd October: Queen’s Theatre Studio, Barnstaple
8th &9th October: Lantern Theatre, Liverpool
10th – 12th October: The Lowry studio
23-24th October: Seven Arts, Leeds
25th-26th October: Upstairs at the Western, Leicester
20th November: Capital Theatre Festival MAC, Birmingham
21st November: Peninsula Arts, Plymouth
26th-30th: Pleasance Studio, Islington