Wales’ theatre and dance companies are set to have another great year at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Fringe, held in Edinburgh from 4 - 28 August 2019 is a huge opportunity for Wales’ performing arts companies to present their work to new audiences and to gain international recognition for their work.
The festival is the single biggest opportunity for Welsh theatre and dance organisations and individuals to introduce their work to international and domestic programmers, producers and promoters.
The British Council’s biennial Edinburgh Showcase, now in its 12th edition, provides a national platform for UK theatre and dance. The British Council's Theatre and Dance team bring theatre and dance venue curators, buyers and producers from around the world to Edinburgh, to experience the performances and attend a series of networking events, trade shows and group meetings. This year, two Welsh companies, supported by the Arts Council of Wales are part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase; National Theatre Wales’ Cotton Fingers and Johnny Cotsen’s Louder Is Not Always Clearer.
The This is Wales programme, enabled by the Arts Council of Wales, features eleven companies that will showcase their work during the festival. The companies represent the very best of theatre, new writing, site-specific work, circus and contemporary dance in Wales, reflecting the breadth and diversity of the performing arts in Wales.
The British Council in Wales works with both the British Council theatre and dance team and the Arts Council of Wales to ensure that opportunities are maximised across both programmes for all Welsh companies in Edinburgh; this includes promoting performances to international delegates, invites to networking events and help in brokering key meetings with international buyers.
Check out the Welsh shows: