5 highlights from the Fringe-specific Hunt and Darton Cafe
- Gareth K Vile
- 31 July 2013
This article is from 2013
The venue/eatery puts an emphasis on making the audience part of the show
Hunt & Darton changes its mood in the evenings, becoming a venue for the sort of work that the long runs and the tight turnarounds of the Fringe doesn’t usually include. Their performance selection is a handy guide to creators who are working at the edges of theatre and performance art
Chris Dobrowolski’s lecture performance includes the fall of communism, a road trip to the Eternal City and the restoration of a classic car. The sculptor’s love of his father’s motor has him considering how everything has become disposable since the Cold War ended.
2–25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 7.30pm, £5.
Hunt & Darton prove that they are more than just the hosts of the café with a show that promises plenty of leopard skin in an attempt to find the interesting side of being bored.
3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 Aug, 10.30pm, £5.
A variety of artists – including two (Janice Parker and Louise Ahl) who have performed at Dance Base in previous Fringes – make up the Glasgow curation team’s second visit to the Fringe. From Jenna Watt, who had a hit with Flaneurs in 2012, through Thomas Hubbin’s witty solo, to Parker’s inclusive understanding of dance, this is a snapshot of intimate contemporary performance.
2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25 Aug, 10.30pm, free.
Dot Howard, who is constantly terrified of disgracing herself on stage, presents memories of her life as a performer. Self doubt may be inspirational, but it makes getting in front of an audience tough.
2–25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 6pm, £5. Preview 2 Aug, £2.50.
Watford’s finest live art provocateur comes back to the Fringe to change the world through low-grade civil disobedience. Matching smart thinking with cheeky humour, Richard DeDomenici makes radical politics entertaining, and can usually find a new angle on familiar events.
2–25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 9pm, £5.