Fringe Made in Scotland programme back for 8th year

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe's curated showcase of Scottish talent, Made in Scotland, returns in 2016 for its 8th year of music, theatre and dance.

This year's line-up includes companies, ensembles and artists including Barrowland Ballet, Janis Claxton Dance, Kieran Hurley, Puppet State Theatre, Andy Manley, Starcatchers, Moishe’s Bagel, Simon Thacker and Justyna Jablonska, Kai Fischer, Sam Rowe, Graeme Stephen, Cryptic, Adura Onashile, Will Pickvance, Sita Pieraccini, Mairi Campbell, Gary Gardiner and Ian Johnston.

A partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre, Made in Scotland assists Scottish companies, ensembles and artists to showcase their work in Edinburgh, in hopes of finding opportunities to tour internationally.

Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society said:

Made in Scotland highlights the work of many talented artists and companies in Scotland today and presenting their work at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the fields of music, dance and theatre; it opens up an array of opportunities both during the Fringe, when thousands of industry professionals and media are in town, and after by way of the onward touring fund.

Made in Scotland began in 2009 and has since funded 159 companies, ensembles and artists to showcase their work. The onward touring fund has enabled 57 productions to tour across five continents, visiting over 20 countries. Made in Scotland productions have also picked up over 60 awards.

Ms McCarthy added:

The Fringe is an extraordinary international stage, and for me, as the new Chief Executive of the Fringe Society, it is fantastic that such a platform exists through partnership with Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre and support from the Scottish Government’s Expo Fund.

Through the Expo Fund, Made in Scotland has received £590,000 to present the showcase and assist with touring opportunities, and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs said:

Over the past eight years, the Made in Scotland 2016 programme has built a strong track record of showcasing high quality productions which push boundaries, flare imagination and examine the intricacies of real life. The opportunity that the showcase offers is invaluable and continues to create international opportunities for Scottish performers and companies.

The Scottish Government is proud to support Made in Scotland via the Expo Fund to bring this innovative piece of work to life and to continue raising Scotland’s cultural profile on the international stage.

Made in Scotland 2016

Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners)
Will Pickvance
Age guideline: 6+
Scottish Storytelling Centre (venue 30a)

Sita Pieraccini in association with Feral
Age guideline: 12+
Dance Base (venue 22)

Gary Gardiner /Ian Johnston /Adrian Howells 
Dance Base (venue 22)

Denton and Me
by Sam Rowe, based on the journals of Denton Welch
Sam Rowe Theatre and Macrobert Arts Centre in association with Showroom
Summerhall (venue 26)

Expensive S**t
by Adura Onashile
Scottish Theatre Producers in association with the Traverse Theatre Company
Traverse Theatre (venue 15)

Glasgow Girls
Pachamama Productions, National Theatre of Scotland and Regular Music
Assembly Hall (venue 35)

Graeme Stephen
Summerhall (venue 26)

Heads Up
Kieran Hurley with Show And Tell
Summerhall (venue 26)

Starcatchers in association with the RSNO & Pleasance Kids
Age guideline: 0-24months
EICC (venue 150)

Karmana, Songs of the Roma
Simon Thacker and Justyna Jablonska
Summerhall (venue 26)

Last Dream (on Earth)
Kai Fischer, in association with National Theatre of Scotland
Age guideline: 12+
Assembly Hall (venue 35)

Leaf By Niggle
Puppet State Theatre Company
Scottish Storytelling Centre (venue 30a)

Mairi Campbell: Pulse
Greengold Projects and Authentic Artist Collective
Summerhall (venue 26)

Mikey and Addie
by Andy Manley and Rob Evans
Age guideline: 9+
Andy Manley and Red Bridge Arts
Summerhall (venue 26)

Moishe’s Bagel World Folk Music
Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides (Venue 123)

by Natasha Gilmore and the company
Age guideline: 6 months – 4 years
Barrowland Ballet and Macrobert Arts Centre
Dance Base (venue 22)

Pop-up Duets (fragments of love)
Janis Claxton Dance
National Museum Of Scotland (venue 179)

The Terrestrial Sea
Mark Lyken
Filmhouse (venue 352a)

by Natasha Gilmore
Barrowland Ballet
Zoo Southside (venue 82)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 5-29 August 2016 and tickets are now on sale. Find out more about the Festival, including links to programme and ticketing details.

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