Emerging Artists Workshop

Emerging Artists Workshop

Vamos Theatre

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Taster workshops – Vamos Emerging Artists programme

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Emerging Artists Workshop

BY VAMOS THEATRE

 

Taster workshops – Vamos Emerging Artists programme. Each year, Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, invites emerging and inquisitive young artists from diverse communities across the country to take part in free or subsidised mask taster sessions, where they can learn about mask techniques, creating physical character and devising non-verbal theatre that connects and moves audiences. From these taster workshops, Vamos Theatre brings together a group of artists to create and perform mask theatre from shared stories and backgrounds, finalising in a public performance. The Vamos Emerging Artist programme is designed to discover the next generation of mask performers. All young or early career artists who are interested in physical theatre are welcome. It is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and by the Barry Jackson Trust.

Show Info.

Venue:

University of East London

Date & Time Slot:

October

Running Time:

n/a

Recommended Age:

n/a

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Photos – © Richard Davenport

FEAST

FEAST

Clout Theatre

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Originally devised by
Mine Cerci, Sacha Plaige, George Ramsay and Jennifer Swingler and reworked by Mine Cerci and Sacha Plaige

Design:
Naomi Kuyck-Cohen

Lighting:
Erik Perera and reworked by Berta Pibernat Trias

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FEAST

BY CLOUT THEATRE

 

A show about food.

From primitive struggle, through the baroque excess to technological perversion, how has our relationship with nourishment changed throughout history?

This one-woman show employs physical theatre, clowning and multimedia to delve into consumerism’s excesses and extremes. With cascades of milk, splashes of raw meat, and a dash of live feed webcams, FEAST is an hour of Dionysian anarchy the like of which you won’t have tasted before.

Show Info.

Venue:

Venue 26 – Summerhall / Bruford at Summerhall

Date & Time Slot:

6 – 11 August / 10.20 PM

13 – 18 August / 8.30 PM

Running Time:

60 minutes

Recommended Age:

14+

★★★★

‘[Hieronymous] Bosch would applaud… brilliantly disturbing, not least because of the belly laughs that it serves up’

The Herald (praise for FEAST 2015)

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Photos – © Richard Davenport

Hold On Let Go

Hold On Let Go

Unfolding Theatre

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Director: Annie Rigby
Writer: Luca Rutherford
Songwriter: Paul Smith
Sounds: Mariam Rezaei
Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Dramaturg: Selina Thompson

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Hold On Let Go

BY UNFOLDING THEATRE

 

Alex is 56. Luca is half his age. Alex has an encyclopaedia in his head. Luca has one on her phone. Most of us forget most things, most of the time. What if we forget something important? Something that might make the world a better place? Alex can’t remember his mother’s voice. Searching opens a can of worms. Luca asks, can we become memory champions?

Show Info.

Venue:

Venue 26 – Summerhall
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Date & Time Slot:

31 July
2–6, 8–11, 13–19, 21–25 August
8: 40 PM

Running Time:

60 minutes

Recommended Age:

12+

★★★★

Thrillingly talented people.

Guardian

Feast Of Fools

Feast Of Fools

Daniel Serridge

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Main Actor:
Daniel Serridge

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Feast Of Fools

BY DANIEL SERRIDGE

 

Ever poured gravy into your hat? Eaten next to a Sultan? Had a dinner party with the devil? Well now’s your chance. The Feast of Fools will make this happen and more in one of the most unusual feeds you’ll ever have. Join storyteller Daniel Serridge at his dinner table of foolishness as he regales you with tales of disgusting banquets, salubrious suppers and measly meals. Prepare to get wined, dined and unrefined. Disclaimer: There will be no food served at this event and as a consequence you’ll leave starving or never wanting to eat again.

Show Info.

Venue:

Venue 30 – Scottish Storytelling Centre – Library at Fringe

Date & Time Slot:

1 – 6, 8 – 12, 15 – 18 August
1:30 PM

Running Time:

50 minutes

Recommended Age:

5+

Only Thing A Great Actress Needs

Only Thing A Great Actress Needs

Vaca 35 Theatre Group

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Director:
Damián Cervantes

Cast:
Diana Magallón & Maricarmen Ruíz.

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The Only Thing A Great Actress Needs

BY VACA 35 THEATRE GROUP

 

In this multi-award winning take on Genet’s The Maids, a small audience will be led backstage to witness two Mexican domestic servants prepare for the day ahead. They cook breakfast, wash, dance and tell stories in a sharp, revelatory piece that shines a piercing light on marginalisation and those who live in poverty with no hope of escaping their circumstances. Trough an evocative and sensory environment performers and the audience will coexist in a collective, tangible experience.

In association with 2019 CASA Festival

*Performed in Spanish with English surtitles

Show Info.

Venue:

Arcola Theatre – Dressing Room

Date & Time Slot:

18-20, 22-26 July
9:30 PM

Running Time:

60 minutes

Recommended Age:

16+

★★★★

Best International Production, Villanueva Critics’ Award

Cuba 2013

Best Production, Best director & Critics’ Circle Award

MESS Festival, Sarajevo, 2015

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Chocolate

Chocolate

Java Dance Theatre

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Java Dance Theatre

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Chocolate

BY JAVA DANCE THEATRE

 

It’s time to taste. We bring you inside a rich dark chocolatey story. Dance. Theatre. Lush live music. Cacao pods burst, melted chocolate flows and cravings surge. Immerse yourself in cacao, conflicting desires, the anticipation of tasting and full-bodied wild sensory dance. Brought to you by FeastFest and the creators of Back of the Bus. ‘Java Dance Theatre is in demand – it’s quite possibly the hottest thing to hit New Zealand audiences’ (TheatreView.org.nz). A brand-new work from Java’s delicious Artisan Series. DarkChat Award winner for Best Dance Edinburgh 2016. For people who want more.

Show Info.

Venue:

Venue 20
Assembly Rooms

Date & Time Slot:

1 – 6, 8 – 11, 13 – 18, 20 – 24 August

2.30 PM

Running Time:

60 mins

Recommended Age:

12+

★★★★

“Java Dance Theatre is in demand – it’s quite possibly the hottest thing to hit New Zealand audiences.”

&

“Sacha Copland has a talent with the use of metaphor to invoke sensation and memory. Her choreography is lighthearted with depth. Simplicity layered with meaning.”

Theatreview

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Citizens of Nowhere?

Citizens of Nowhere?

Chinese Arts Now

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Writer: Ming Ho
Director: David Jiang

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Citizens Of Nowhere?

BY CHINESE ARTS NOW

 

A funny, moving real-time live audio drama by award-winning writer, Ming Ho, originally directed by David Jiang.

British-Chinese matriarch Linda Lo shares news with her son Jun Chi and daughter, Jane; but Jane has big news too, while Jun Chi is mystified by Linda’s refusal to discuss plans for his upcoming wedding.

This intimate performance by actors seated among the audience is experienced through headphones, as if eavesdropping, and includes light refreshments. The production premièred at Southbank Centre in October 2018 and had a sold-out run at Duddell’s London during CAN Festival 2019. With thanks to Beijing 707N Theatre.

Note: Tickets include a free drink (beer/wine/soft drink). You can order other refreshments and snacks on top of this to enjoy during the performance.

Show Info.

Venue:

Venue 188 – Sweet Novotel

Date & Time Slot:

16 – 18, 20 – 25 August
2 PM / 4 PM

Running Time:

45 minutes

Recommended Age:

16+

★★★★

‘Even as the hustle and bustle of the Southbank Centre continues around us, there’s a curious sense of intimacy that comes from being the only ones to be able to hear these voices.’

There Ought To Be Clowns

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Imagination Workshop

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Imagination Workshop

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

BY IMAGINATION WORKSHOP

 

Officially the world’s longest-running and most sought-after tribute to the BBC’s iconic sitcom – it’s back! Basil’s still rude, Manuel’s still confused, and Sybil’s still cracking the whip… but because the show’s highly interactive and 70% improvised, it’s never the same twice! Be served non-stop laughs and a three-course meal in this internationally acclaimed hit.

Presented by our friend Imagination Workshop

Show Info.

Venue:

Venue 119
Imagination Workshop – The Principal

Date & Time Slot:

1-2, 4-26August
2.00 PM / 7.30 PM

Running Time:

120 minutes

Recommended Age:

0+

★★★★

Glorious entertainment of the highest calibre

– Fife Today

Brilliantly talented cast

– Sun

Hilarious

– The Holiday and Travel Magazine, Sydney Opera House

Catch it before it leaves

– Best of Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Only Fools the Cushty Dining Experience

Only Fools the Cushty Dining Experience

Imagination Workshop

FeastFest / Edinburg 2019

Creative:

Imagination Workshop

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Only Fools The Cushty Dining Experience

BY IMAGINATION WORKSHOP

 

Fringe debut for new immersive comedy by the makers of Faulty Towers the Dining Experience. Join the pride of Peckham in a fun-filled knees-up as the Trotters try to drum up some cash in a night of wheeling, dealing and plenty of laughs. Deals are brokered, schemes are hatched and quizzes quizzed in a downright t’riffic event with some cushty pub grub. With one-off improvisation, an original script and side-splitting humour. You’d be a plonker to miss it!

Presented by our friend Imagination Workshop

Show Info.

Venue:

Venue 119
Imagination Workshop – The Principal

Date & Time Slot:

1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 23-26 August
8.30 PM

Running Time:

120 minutes

Recommended Age:

12+

★★★★

Hugely entertaining

– Stage

It’s a hoot!

– Time Out London

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Uber Happy
Walkabout Mask Theatre

Uber Happy
Walkabout Mask Theatre

Vamos Theatre

Creative:

Director: Rachael Savage
Designer: Carl Davies
Musical Director: Janie Armour
Choreographer: Rachael Alexander
Assistant Choreographer: Rosa Savage

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Uber Happy

Walkabout Mask Theatre

BY VAMOS THEATRE

 

Vamos Theatre’s new outdoor street theatre brings the most delicious of deliveries to FeastFest.

Takeaways, tick…groceries, tick…Uber Happy celebrates the courageous and chaotic world of delivery drivers. Featuring three bike-riding drivers, bonkers dance routines and the silliest of music, Uber Happy will have you laughing out loud at its delightful and delectable deliveries.

Developed with support from Ensemble Festival, Uber Happy is based on original work made during the pandemic with Chinese artists over Zoom – seen by over 12,000 people at the Modern Drama Valley Festival, Shanghai, in 2021

Completely non-verbal, Uber Happy is the new street theatre show from full mask maestros, Vamos Theatre, out to entertain everyone who loves food and fun!

Venue:

Various Locations

Date & Time Slot:

Saturday, 25 Septemeber 2022,
1:00pm-5:00pm

Running Time:

20 mins

Recommended Age:

n/a

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