Cancelled Israeli Fringe show looks to relaunch

Israel's actions have sparked a number of protests. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach

Israel's actions have sparked a number of protests. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach

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THE Israeli arts company which has been targeted by protesters at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hopes to relaunch its controversial show tomorrow.

Arik Eshet, artistic director of Incubator Theatre, said the company had no intention of leaving Edinburgh after being forced to shelve a full run of shows.

Mr Eshet revealed he had been offered an alternative venue by Fringe promoters Underbelly as a “compromise” for having to leave their initial venue, Edinburgh University’s Reid Hall, because of the disruption caused by a protest before the first performance. The company has faced protests amid the Gaza conflict because it is part-funded by the Israeli state.

The most likely new location is said to be the new extension to the Festival Theatre at Potterrow.

Meanwhile those who protested against The City have vowed to target another show - La Karina, a dance show by students at Ben-Gurion University.