Edinburgh 2009


In 2009 Forest Fringe returned for a third year in Edinburgh and a third year at the beautiful, messy Bristo Hall, above the Forest Café.

A little older, but not substantially wiser yet, the programme was headlined by resident company Little Bulb Theatre who presented a wild, cardboard sea shanty operetta called Sporadical, which managed to blow the precarious lights in the theatre on more than one occasion. Meanwhile a small, mouldy room in the basement was utterly transformed into an oppressively clean, white conference room for Ant Hampton’s disorientating auto-teatro piece GuruGuru.

This was also the first year Forest Fringe collaborated with the British Council to present a number of pieces as part of the British Council showcase, including GuruGuru, Action Hero’s homemade cowboy-movie A Western, and Subject to_Change’s participatory installation Home Sweet Home, in a former shop unit in Edinburgh’s new town.

Other artists involved in the burgeoning programme included Tinned Fingers, Tania El Khoury, Simon Bowes, Brian Lobel, H Plewis, Silvia Mercuriali, Jo Bannon, Mischa Twitchin, Third Angel, Curious and director Ellen McDougall.


Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh


17/08/2009 – 29/08/2009



Associated Artists


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