Festival City Podcast

Festival City is a podcast from Edinburgh, the world capital of theatre and comedy, and home to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe — the largest arts festival in the world. Hosted by theatre editor and critic Gareth K Vile, we welcome guest performers, directors and writers into The List's attic recording studio to talk theatre, comedy, dance and anything else that takes our fancy. As well as sharing the world of the Edinburgh Fringe with our far-flung listeners, we’ll be talking to arts programmers and curators around the world about their own festivals and institutions.



Festival City #6 | A dramaturg versus the end of the world

Brace yourself: our theatre editor Gareth K Vile confesses he's actually enjoying himself at the Fringe. It might be down to his enthusiasm for Wild Bore, which he describes as the 'most important piece of work I'll see this year at the Fringe, or anywhere else for that matter'. Today's episode is a little inspired by that show, as he looks at different ways of making theatre, starting with traditional, script-based director and ensemble cast. First up, director James Haddrell of Greenwich Theatre introduces to the festival two shows from female playwrights, Under My Thumb and Gazing at a Distant Star. In part two, Sha Nazir, Art Director and Publisher of BHP Comics and Founder of Glasgow Comic Con, shares a couple of festival picks. Finally Gareth talks to Rachel Briscoe, director of Lists for the End of the World, and they discuss that show, theatrical form, and the meaning of dramaturgy.Show notes:
00:00:00 – introduction
00:01:11 – interview with James Haddrell, director of Under My Thumb and Gazing at a Distant Star
00:11:09 – Sha Nazir (Glasgow Comic Con, BHP Comics) festival picks: One Man Shoe, Ahir Shah: Control
00:19:41 – interview with Rachel Briscoe, director of Lists for the End of the WorldCredits:
Festival City Podcast is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Scott Henderson (producer). Intro music by The Joy Drops. Supported by SGSAH.Please send feedback to podcasts[at]list.co.uk


 2017-08-17  32m