At the Fringe # 5 | From Tbilisi with love

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At the Fringe # 5 | From Tbilisi with love

Keti Dolidze talks theatre from the former Soviet bloc and James Grieve explains why Paines Plough is such a magnet for playwrights

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At the Fringe continues to travel the world from the safety of Edinburgh. First up is a visitor from England, James Grieve of Paines Plough, a company who have their own venue in Summerhall and a fast-growing reputation. Next we enjoy Festival recommendations from comic book artist Graeme McNee, who has been providing The List with the wonderful critical comics this Fringe. From there the show heads east via a long conversation with Keti Dolidze, who as artistic director of the Tumanishvili Film Actors Company of Tbilisi and creator of Georgia International Festival of Arts is one of the country's most prominent figures in theatre. Dolidze has been coming to the Fringe since 1988 and this year brings with her an adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, playing at Assembly Roxy.

Show notes
00:00:32 – James Grieve, co-director, Paines Plough theatre company (I Got Superpowers For My Birthday, Growth and more)
00:12:22 – Music from Greater Belfast, Traverse Theatre
00:13:48 – Artist Graeme McNee shares some Fringe recommendations: The Shepherd Beguiled @ Duddingston Kirk, Fauré's Requiem by Candlelight @ St Paul's Church, Dusty Horne's Sound and Fury, Alice Unhinged (Young Pleasance), Chopping Chillies
00:20:08 – Keti Dolidze, artistic director of Georgia's Tumanishvili Film Actor's Company of Tbilisi (A Streetcar Named Desire)
00:37:24 – Credits and thanks

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