So then, yesterday, “A Gambler’s Guide to Dying” (cheerier than it sounds) had its photocall at the Traverse. The usual, stopwatched, 10 minutes, policed by the ever-efficient Cian. Devised, written, performed by Gary McNair, based on his relationship with his grandfather.

Gary McNair, actor in, and writer of, the production

Gary McNair, actor in, and writer of, the production

Back to the Traverse today for “The Christians”, from The Gate Theatre, London,  and “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” by Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn. I suspect this will be an important and memorable piece of theatre but, unfortunately, there was no time to tell, as 10 minutes is not sufficient to impart the essence (or any substance) of the production. However, having read Bryony’s posts about the production, I am intending to book to see it. Absolutely loved her last show (and the one before, and the one before, etc!).

Edinburgh, UK. 03.08.2015. "THE CHRISTIANS" opens at the Traverse Theatre, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  Picture shows: Lucy Ellinson (Congregant) and William Gaminara (Pastor). Photograph © Jane Hobson.

Edinburgh, UK. 03.08.2015. “THE CHRISTIANS” opens at the Traverse Theatre, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Picture shows: Lucy Ellinson (Congregant) and William Gaminara (Pastor). Photograph © Jane Hobson.

Edinburgh, UK. 03.08.2015. "FAKE IT 'TIL YOU MAKE IT" opens at the Traverse Theatre, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Starring Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn. Directed by Bryony Kimmings. Picture shows: Tim Grayburn. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

Edinburgh, UK. 03.08.2015. “FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT” opens at the Traverse Theatre, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Starring Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn. Directed by Bryony Kimmings. Picture shows: Tim Grayburn. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

However, before that, I went to the Pleasance Dome, to meet Pipeline Theatre, from Cornwall, who are making the utterly beautiful, funny and heartbreaking/tearmaking “Spillikin”. Here’s a link so you can find out more:

Spillikin/Pipeline

Suffice it to say, for now, that, in sitting in on a line-run, around a table in the bar in the Pleasance, it was so on-point that I was both laughing and crying, sometimes in the same breath. Can’t wait to see it performed. The set looks fantastic too and I didn’t even mention the Robothespian yet……

Excited!

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