Festival flies high to have proper blast
The Scottish Government-funded Made in Scotland programme supports Scottish work at the Festival.
Twelve of 56 productions successfully bid for some of the £2 million available from the Expo Fund, including choreographer Caroline Bowditch’s outdoor aerial dance spectacular complete with two scaffold towers, an aerial rig, a wall of water and six female performers.
Another of the dozen shows unveiled yesterday was playwright and actor Rob Drummond’s theatrical take on the classic trick of catching a bullet, fired by a member of the audience, between his teeth.
Also successful was director Gerry Mulgrew’s “exploded” version of Robert Burns’ classic poem Tam o ’Shanter, which is amplified by being put in a Burnsian context.
The “romp through Burns” features about 20 of the bard’s poems and songs.