24 BRAND NEW SHOWS IN 2 WEEKS:
ARCOLA OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE HOTTEST TALENT HEADING TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL.
SATURDAY 26 JULY:
7.30 PM – The Bird by Al Smith
9.00 PM – The Bee by Matt Hartley
SUNDAY 27 JULY:
4.30 PM – The Bee by Matt Hartley
6.00 PM – The Bird by Al Smith
For this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Kandinsky will be presenting two new plays, “The Bird”, by Al Smith, and “The Bee” by Matt Hartley. The plays tell the two different sides of Jacob and Chloe’s story, two love-struck teenagers, who end their lives the first time they meet. “The Bird” tells Jacob’s side, “The Bee” tells Chloe’s. Both plays are performed by Sarah Sweeney, Rebecca Whitehead, Tom Ferguson and James Yeatman. “The Bird” is directed by James Yeatman, and “The Bee” directed by Will Mortimer.
Kandinsky is a multi-award winning theatre company. Previous plays include “Enola” (2005, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Arches Glasgow, New Wimbledon Theatre), “Radio” (2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Theatre, 59E59 New York City), and “On Wonderland” (2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe).
“Kandinsky is now surely a company to watch” The Daily Mail
Matt’s play Sixty Five Miles was the winner of the Royal Exchange Under 26 Bruntwood Award and in 2006/7 he was one of Paines Plough/Channel 4’s Future Perfect writers. His other work includes Gambling at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, dramaturg on Mad Funny Just, which won the Old Vic New Voices Award and was produced at Theatre503.
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Al has written four plays, “Chalk” (2005, Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh), “Enola” (2005, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, New Ambassadors Theatre, Wimbledon), “Radio” (2006, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre, 59E59 New York City) and “The Astronaut Wives’ Club” (Soho Theatre, 2006). For BBC Radio 4, he adapted “Radio” and co-wrote “OK Computer”. In 2006/7 he was on attachment as a part of Paines Plough / Channel 4 Future Perfect writers scheme. He has won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award twice, for “Enola” and “Radio”, is currently under commission to the Bush Theatre, and is the Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Finborough.