Dancers performing underneath tree
Folk, National Dance Company Wales  ©

Rhys Cozens

The British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017 (21 - 26 August) will include three Welsh theatre productions.

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 of new work that represents the very best of contemporary theatre and dance, reflecting the breadth and diversity of British performing arts.

Light Ladd Emberton: Caitlin 

A dance production based on the life of Caitlin, wife of Dylan Thomas. The audience members seated in this circle of chairs are witness to her account of her history, re-living it as she dances with her husband, sending the rest of the chairs flying as they drink, bicker, fight and make love. Find out more

National Dance Company Wales: Folk and Profundis (double bill) 

Choreographed by Caroline Finn and taking inspiration from a series of 18th century oil paintings, Folk reflects on society and social dynamics, and how an individual's behaviour can change when in a group versus when they are alone.

Playful, vibrant and provocative, Profundis dares us to ask questions about what things are, and what they are not. Roy Assaf's thoughtful movement is accompanied by whimsical wordplay and an exotic soundtrack featuring Egypt's Umm Kulthum. Find out more 

Volcano Theatre: Seagulls

An innovatively-staged version of Chekhov's The Seagull in The Biscuit Factory, Leith. A design-led physical performance that crosses the boundaries between site-specific theatre and end-on/black box plays. It makes demands – on audiences, actors and theatres – in the territory of risk, resources and conception. Find out more

Woman pushing buggy through water, and man crouching in water
Seagulls ©

Volcano Theatre 

Male holding female dancer in his arms
Caitlin ©

Light Ladd and Emberton 

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