Dialogue at Forest Fringe, August 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT! For eight days in August, Dialogue will be based at the Edinburgh festival, working with the magical people of Forest Fringe to create a completely different critical conversation. We won’t be doing reviews as such, and certainly won’t be slapping a star rating on anything, but we will be hosting lots of book-group style discussions (Theatre Clubs listed below) and doing lots of chatting with theatre-makers in public places where anyone can join in (listed as Small Talks). Also we’ll be encouraging people to recommend their favourite shows/places to meet friends/beer/hideaway/etc, filling a wall at Forest with responses to the work in the building, and – if we’ve got the energy – creating a fanzine or two to distribute around Leith and further afield. If you’re in the vicinity, please come and join us: most of our activities will be at Forest Fringe itself, but a few of the Small Talks will take place elsewhere, with venues to be announced on twitter (@TheatreDialogue, @maddydeliqette, @jakeyoh). Here’s the timetable so far:

Friday 8 August
10.30am: Small Talk
Annie Rigby (Unfolding) and Laura Mugridge on making and mothering, venue TBC but close to Summerhall.

3.30pm: Theatre Club
on Christopher Brett Bailey’s This Is How We Die, at Forest Fringe. Let us know you’re coming here.

Saturday 9 August
11am: Small Talk
Selina Thompson and Louise Orwin on body image and women in the public eye, venue TBC but near Northern Stage at King’s Hall.

5.15pm: Theatre Club
on Louise Orwin’s Pretty Ugly, at Forest Fringe. Let us know you’re coming here.

6.30pm: Small Talk
Sammy Metcalfe (Sleepwalk Collective) and Christopher Brett Bailey on visions of apocalypse, at Forest Fringe.

Sunday 10 August
10am: Small Talk
Bryony Kimmings on success and failure, at the Black Medicine Coffee Co.

Noon: Theatre Club and party picnic
Sleepwalk Collective‘s Karaoke, but also an excuse to have Sunday lunch, starting at Forest Fringe but (if the weather’s kind) moving to the nearby park. Bring party food! Let us know you’re coming here.

Tuesday 12 August
7pm: Small Talk
Action Hero, probably on making a living as an artist, and I’ll Show You Mine, venue TBC but probably Forest Fringe.

Wednesday 13 August
1.30pm: Small TalkChris Goode and Peter McMaster, on… well, we’re still trying to figure that out, but men, or masculinity, or masculinities, or putting down guards. Venue TBC.

5.15pm: Theatre Club – on Laura Dannequin’s Hardy Animal, at Forest Fringe. Let us know you’re coming here.

Thursday 14 August

11am: Small TalkSam Fox (KILN) and Rachael Clerke on identity, venue TBC.

3.30pm: Theatre Club – on Greg Wohead’s The Ted Bundy Project, at Forest Fringe. Let us know you’re coming here.