Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, today announced the companies and artists selected for the 10th year of Made in Scotland - a curated showcase of music, theatre and dance performed during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom of expression.
Since its inception in 2009 and including this year, Made in Scotland has funded 146 companies, ensembles and artists to showcase over 200 shows. The onward touring fund, which supports international performances after the festival, has enabled 89 productions to tour across six continents, visiting over 36 countries.
Celebrating a decade of showcasing world class performance, this year's showcase will support 23 shows at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe who have been chosen by a panel of experts from the Scottish and international performing arts community. The programme represents a mix of established companies and vibrant emerging artists producing theatre, dance, children’s shows and music in Scotland today.
From the true story of a survivor of military sexual trauma, to site specific dance and music performance at Edinburgh City Chambers, and the story of a starring role for a Scottish performer in Sex and The City, the 2018 Made in Scotland Showcase will build on the success of previous years by showcasing some of the very best theatre, dance and music Scotland has to offer. Playwrights’ Studio Scotland also return with a programme of talks and workshops to support the showcase.
The wealth of talent working in Scotland's performing arts sector is reflected in a strong line-up of companies, ensembles and artists including; Scottish Ensemble, New Room Theatre, Blue Rose Code, Roberta Jean, Fire Exit, The Tron, National Theatre of Scotland, Indepen-Dance, Mary Jane Wells and Scene Change Productions, Ensemble Thing, Brian Molley Quartet with the Asin Langa Ensemble, Graeme Stephen, James Ley in association with Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Greengold Projects and Authentic Artist Collective, Andy Manley, Starcatchers and Curious Seed, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, Ian Cameron & Red Bridge Arts, Meursault, Ramesh Meyyappan and Raw Material, Glas(s) Performance and Platform, Al Seed Productions and Limosani ProjeKts, V/DA and MHz in association with Feral, 21 Common, Traverse Theatre Company and Regular Music.