Festival Theatre


TR Warszawa’s adaptation of Sarah Kane’s haunting final play, 4.48 Psychosis, is one of two intriguing shows the Polish company is bringing to this year’s EIF. Director Grzegorz Jarzyna tackles our Q&A

5 words to describe your production of 4.48 Psychosis

Genuine. said. (lurk. Without applause.

4 words to describe the work of playwright Sarah Kane

Honesty. pain. black snow.

3 shows you’re looking forward to seeing in Edinburgh this August

/ l/i/ent to the House but [)It/ No! Enter. Alfred Brendel. Secular and spiritual llitlSlC from Georgia.

2 things you love about festivals

Atl(il(}ll(1(} and eminence.

1 word that sums up how you feel about directing


I 4.48 Psychosis, King's Theatre, 473 2000, 15—17 Aug, 8pm. 5‘10—5‘24.

it Looking at Tazleh Acclaimed filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami sets out to explode the myths around Iran with this filmed version of an ancient drama. The Hub, Cast/ehi/l, 473 2000, 15—18 Aug, £8.

* Borderline Rob Benson's brilliant one-man piece about drug—induced psychosis toys with expectations of mental health issues. See review, page 66. Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 24 Aug, 9pm, £7—£‘8 (2550—26. 50).

* Esoterica This exciting blend of card skills and peOple- reading marks out performer Eric Walton as deserving of a much bigger stage. See review, page 64. Underbe/Iy’s Baby Belly, 0844 545 8252, until 24 Aug, 9.05pm, {310—27 7.

* Stefan Golaszewski Speaks About a Girl He Once Loved This bold and original one-man show, which dazzles with its expressive style and a compelling performance from Stefan G, is arguably the most striking Fringe theatre debut since Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs. See review, page 60. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug. 3. 75pm,

£8. 50—29. 50 (£7—28).

It The Idiot Colony Don’t miss this beautiful, shocking, five-star show, which focuses on women incarcerated for social crimes. Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 24 Aug (not 19), 28—29 (26. 50—£7. 50).

* Jidariyya The Palestinian National Theatre’s acclaimed adaptation of an epic work by the great Arab poet Mahmoud Darwish. See feature. page 52. Royal Lyceum Theatre, 473 2000, 7 4—7 7 Aug, 8pm, $70—$25.

* Class Enemy Haris Pasovic’s production of Nigel Williams’ Class Enemy transports the action to post-civil war Sarajevo. See preview. page 53. Royal Lyceum Theatre, 473 2000, 20-23 Aug, 8pm, £70- £25.

For venue addresses see index page 80