Edinburgh 2015: This year’s shows!!

 

Fringe favourite Bite-Size Breakfast Show team return for their TENTH year of ‘Good Morning Edinburgh’ menus of ten-minute comedies, eccentricity and mini-drama – with THREE great menus and a NEW Lunch Hour show format. We’ve three servings of stimulating ‘bite-size plays’ from around the world for you – including our ten-minute version of Pride and Prejudice, just two of a smorgasbord to enjoy with a free baker’s croissant, fresh coffee and strawberries.

We’ll also be taking a small selection of these menus for a special extended festival run of two showcase performances at the Pori Outlaws Festival in Finland in the final week.

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THE PLAYS (10.30am daily):

(PLEASE NOTE – Playlists may be subject to change in July)

Menu 1: 5 (preview), 8, 11, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 August

Pop by Lindsay Williams

Sleepless Nights by Jonathan Gavin

Close Enough by Fraser May

Bite Me by Nina Mansfield

Pride & Prejudice in Ten Minutes Flat by Tim Hehir

Menu 2: 6 (preview), 9, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 August

You Choose by Tom Smith

Don’t Push the Red Button by Eric Henry Sanders

Let’s Get Physical by Kelly Younger (with thanks to Bruce Miller)

Somewhere Between the Sky and the Sea by Alex Broun (Alex Broun)

Metal Musik by Julian Kaufman

Menu 3: 7 (preview), 10, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 August

Quack by Patrick Gabridge

Blabbermouth by Cerise de Gelder

The Sweet Smell of Lemon by Simon Birkbeck* ( *with special thanks to Pint-Sized Plays)

Four Senses of Love by Arthur M. Jolly (see Arthur M. Jolly)

Your Kiss On My List by Christopher Lockheardt

Cate Blanchett Wants to Be My Friend on Facebook by Alex Broun 

To celebrate, we’re including a small selection of audience favourites from our first five years (2006-10) – before we came to the Pleasance.

***** “Go see this gem!”  Fringe Review

*****“A sure-fire pick me up.”  Whatsonstage

***** One of the most important shows you will see on the Fringe.”  Daily Record

AND…OUR NEW LUNCH HOUR FORMAT!

After many requests from our audiences to feature a fourth menu, we also now present for the first time this year a BRAND NEW format for a LUNCH HOUR SHOW – a ‘bigger bites’ serving of two potent 20-25 minute mini-dramas in ‘LUNCH IN CAIRO’.

Staged just 200 meters from the Dome, and 40 minutes after the breakfast finishes, people can enjoy a relaxed and stimulating show in the spacious, airy Assembly Checkpoint theatre space – with food from the venue café if they wish! Performances at 12.10pm daily 9 Aug (preview), 10-31 Aug (not 18 & 25).

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Our featured writer is Tom Coash, author of Breakfast Show favourites: ‘Thin Air’, the hugely popular tightrope walker monologue, and last year’s ‘Raghead‘ exploring veiling in America.  Tom spent four years teaching playwriting at the American University in Cairo.

THE PLAYS

Ukimwi by Tom Coash copyIn ‘UKIMWI’ – an American oil worker meets a young Kenyan prostitute in a Cairo bar in a stunning exploration of the ignorance and superstition haunting Africa’s challenges with HIV.

 

 

 

IVeils copyn ‘VEILS’ – a young, veiled African-American, Muslim student Intisar, seeking her religious and cultural roots, has enrolled for a year abroad at the American Egyptian University in Cairo and rooms with Samar, a budding Egyptian journalist who opposes the gender restrictions of her society.

‘Veils’ is a charming & powerful bite-size play centered on the controversial practice of wearing veils…or not.

 

“Mesmerising Veils reminds us to look beneath the surface.” Portland Press Herald

“A stunning portrait of attitudes to Americans in AIDS ravaged Africa.” Curtain Up (Ukimwi)

Tom Coash is winner of the 2015 American Theatre Critics Association’s “M. Elizabeth Osborn Award”, the Clauder Competition, the Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry Award, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation National New Play Award, and a Jerome Fellowship.

White Room Theatre is an award-winning theatre company who has won the Latest Magazine Award for ‘Best Theatre Performance’, Fringe First nomination, Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award shortlist, and an Argus Festival Angel for Artistic Excellence. We’ve specialized in shortform theatre since 2003 and have won the Latest Magazine Award for ‘Best Theatre Performance’, Fringe First nomination, Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award shortlist, and an Argus Festival Angel for Artistic Excellence.