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Northern Ireland to shine at Edinburgh International Festival

Tuesday 6th August 2019 at 11am 0 Comments

Pictured (L-R) is actor, James Doran, playwright, Meghan Tyler, actor, Vincent Higgins and dancer, Sam Finnegan. Visit www.edfringe.com and www.eif.co.uk for tickets and further information. Image: Pictured (L-R) is actor, James Doran, playwright, Meghan Tyler, actor, Vincent Higgins and dancer, Sam Finnegan. Visit www.edfringe.com and www.eif.co.uk for tickets and further information.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council Northern Ireland are supporting three arts organisations from the region to perform at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Kabosh will perform their play, ‘Green and Blue’, written by local writer, Laurence McKeown, PrimeCut Productions and Oona Doherty will perform’ Hard To Be Soft, A Belfast Prayer’ and The Lyric Theatre in partnership with the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, will stage ‘Crocodile Fever’ a play written by Meghan Tyler.

Noirin McKinney, Director of Arts Development, said,

“It’s vital that our artists and arts organisations are given opportunities to show their work to audiences outside of Northern Ireland .  It’s incredibly exciting that hiqh quality work from here is performed at the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.   These festivals are hugely popular and these works will be seen by thousands of people, helping to put Northern Ireland on the map for all the right reasons and opening up the potential for these works to be toured nationally and internationally.”

Kabosh’s ‘Green and Blue’ runs from 2 until 25 August at Summer Hall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Traverse Theatre/Lyric Theatre’s, ‘Crocodile Fever’ runs from 2-25 August at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and returns to the Lyric Theatre from 3-8 September.

Prime Cut and Oona Doherty’s ‘Hard to be Soft, A Belfast Prayer’ runs from 21-24 August at the Lyceum as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Visit www.edfringe.com and www.eif.co.uk for tickets and further information.

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