21 Aug 2022
Dreams of Peace & Freedom in the Spirit of the 8
As part of their Magna Carta Progress, English Cabaret have incorporated an impromptu run of performances at the ‘greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet.’ (EdFringe website)
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival, and in 1947 eight companies turned up to perform uninvited, which was the start of what has now become the world-famous Festival Fringe. English Cabaret are appearing at the invitation of Hartley Kemp, whose diverse C the Festivals programme is based at Roman Eagle Lodge, one of the original venues used by the eight.
The projections of landscape and archive that provide a visual centrepiece to the show are particularly suited to the performing space, and despite being on the fringes of the Fringe, the show is attracting growing interest following a feature in the Scottish Legal News. Last week the company welcomed the Principal of David Maxwell Fyfe’s school in Edinburgh, George Watson’s College, who pronounced the performance ‘moving and astoundingly beautiful.’
Dreams of Peace & Freedom is playing at C Cubed, the Celtic Lodge in Brodie’s Close at 19.10 each day until 28th August. Tickets are pay what you can.