Two Drum Theatre productions will be performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011.
_The Golden Dragon, _a co-production with ATC premiered at the Drum in May.It is a theatrical fable of modern life and migration, whisking you from your local takeaway to East Asia and back, revealing what really goes into that bowl of spicy soup.It’ll be performed at the Traverse Theatre, the premier venue for new plays and new works.
Audience, a Drum Theatre co-production with Ontroerend Goed, will be performed at St George’s West, part of Remarkable Arts which aims to bring the best and brightest to Edinburgh.Audience will then tour before coming to the Drum from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 12 November.Ontroerend Goed are one of the most exciting and innovative international companies of the moment, and are previous Fringe First Award winners.Only around 15 of these awards are given at each festival, from over 2500 acts. Audience looks at how people behave when they’re surrounded by other people.You can join in, or just watch – it’s up to you, the audience.
And the Theatre Royal Plymouth has another link to this year’s Edinburgh Festival.Artistic Director Simon Stokes is directing Simon Callow in _Tuesday at Tescos _by Emmanuel Darley.Simon Callow is regarded as one of Britain’s greatest actors and stars as Pauline, loving daughter, carer and transvestite.The piece has been especially commissioned for Assembly Hall, known for presenting the finest drama, music and comedy.
Simon Stokes’ first worked with Simon Callow in 1976, and directed him in the 1985 show Kiss of the Spider Woman which also starred Tony Award winner Mark Rylance. Click here for a review from the Guardian.