At the Fringe # 8 | Absurdist theatre from Turkey and Northern England

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At the Fringe # 8 | Absurdist theatre, old and new

The Empire Builders and Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?

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Gareth K Vile takes a trip to the French side At the Fringe, via a Turkish production of an absurdist classic The Empire Builders showing at Institut Français d'Écosse. He is then visited by The List's Research Manager Rowena McIntosh for a selection of top tips on our Fringe tour, before slipping into a late night mode for a chat about the final resting place of flying rats, with Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?, which may, or may not, be on the far side of the moon with a certain Middlesbrough football legend.

Show notes
00:00:32 – The Empire Builders
00:12:26 – Music from Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair
00:15:19 – Rowena Fringe picks: Swansong, Blush, Zero Down, Sleeping Trees: Sci-Fi?, Elf Lyons
00:19:02 – Music from Let the Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair
00:20:27 – Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?
00:31:27 – Credits and thanks

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The Empire Builders

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