Fresh off the heels of the Fringe comes the dame that is THE theatre festival now in its 65th year of existence. As always, some of the local big guns bring their new work to stage and director Willie White snuffles out the smarts from abroad.
A new play from a 91-year-old? Yes, that would Edna O’Brien’s Joyce’s Women (Abbey), Sylvia Plath considered by Junk Ensemble (Complex), a love story for a loveless age – Good Sex by Dead Centre with Emilie Pine (Samuel Beckett), a techno-trance club scene with its “undulating, stuttering, liquid physicality” in the form of Gisèle Vienne’s Crowd (O’Reilly Theatre), a post-human future with lonely scarecrows – Philippe Quesne’s Farm Fatale (Project Arts Centre), fresh from acclaim in Edinburgh is Druid’s production of Sonya Kelly’s The Last Return while Dan Colley’s Lost Lear finds a kingdom in a care home (Project).
These serve as a mere sampler but should give you a feel for the eclectic intrigue spanning the programme.
September 29-October 15