Thursday 10 Jun 10
The Edinburgh Fringe programme was announced yesterday and it includes little old me. I will be performing I Bought A Blue Car Today for three nights only at the Assembly Hall on August 13-15th at midnight. Get your tickets here.
When I think of the Assembly Hall I think of a production by the now defunct Scottish Theatre Company of 'Ane Satire o' the Thrie Estates', a sort of a pageant masquerading as a play which is really the only Scottish play that still exists before the 19th century and which was therefore performed to death for a while in an attempt to convince ourselves that we had a lagacy of great playwriting in our past. We don't, or at least we didn't then. Anyway, one of my first memories of the scottish theatre scene is going to see this play at an Edinburgh festival in the mid eighties and seeing every scottish actor I had ever known or seen flash by my eyes in one fell swoop. It was like I had died and gone to actor purgatory.
Here is a clip of Victor and Barry performing their Edinburgh Festival song on STV many many years ago. Ah memories...