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:
Sunday 10 August
10am: Small Talk
Bryony Kimmings on success and failure, at the Black Medicine Coffee Co.
Noon: Theatre Club and party picnic
on 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.
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 Talk – Sam Fox (KILN) and Rachael Clerke on identity, venue TBC.