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FESTIVAL IOpm-Late continued Activated Image return after last has doubled to 30. Many are Fringe i COMEDY PREVIEW year's dynamic take on The Tempest first-timers hailing from a dozen 5 THEATRE PREVIEW with another multimedia production. countries including Brazil, Poland, Dave FUIton Video images run alongSIde physrcal Australia and, of course, Japan ; Dave Fulton does not mince words. dream'zooo theatre, whilst an interesting and Shakti is noted for skimpy ; Behind that laid-back, going-on- eclectic score encompasses Latin, costuming and provocative postures ; horizontal, stance and laconic drawl is house and original ambient music to but she's much more than a spiritual i concealed a tongue sharp enough to great effect. sex kitten toying With notions of the give a lashing to the thickest of hides. Utilising wha: Barnard perceives as a sacred and profane. Her offstage 3 'American tourists are JUSI about my potent symbol of the 20th century confidence spills into the spotlight least favourite people on the planet,’ the game show a cast of five play like a lava flow. , Fulton asserts. 'If they would only shut contestants who have chosen to have This year she pounces on Swan the fuck up, look at the architecture their dreams broadcast to the world in Lake in a one-woman show 1 and take pictures when no one is the final hour of this year. comrasting a materialistic black looking they would be fine' Perhaps ’The show is very technical, a swan, in black mink, With a white an Edinburgh packed With snap-happy multimedia collaboration between swan in a white bikini who embodies 3 Yanks isn't the best place for him, video, music, physical theatre,’ says ’pure desrre crying out to be free. It ' then? Barnard. 'We like to think that the play doesn’t have anything to do With a Fulton's brand of acerbic analySis has was always there, it was ]USI a prince. It just has to do with seen him Win plaudits from none other question of using these mediums to yourself.’ (Donald Hutera) than the producers of BBCZ's find it.’ (Simone Baird) I Swan Lake (Fringe) Shakti, Garage News/tight, who got him to present a I dream.2000 (Fringe) Activated Theatre (Venue 87) 221 9009, 8-30 report on American culture recently. Image, Chaplaincy Centre (Venue 23) Aug, 70pm, [8/f 7. Fulton’s Scottish interests, however, are 662 8882, 7—I7Aug, 70.30pm, £6 of a more social than sociological (£4). THEATRE PREVIEW nature. '80 Shilling beer, I love that A SlUff,’ he QlllpS. 'l want to be DANCE PREVIEW sponsored by those guys.’ Potential Dream on; Activated image Swan Lake ’We're the final slot in the venue and sponsors take note. (Mark Robertson) we can party as long as we want.’ I Dave Fulton (Fringe) Observer ’We wanted to do a millennial Shakti - solo dance sensation and Oh, really? It could well be that Assembly (Venue 3) 226 2428, 6~29 production because it’s l999,’ explains entrepreneur extraordinaire is back Simon Fullerton, producer of Alan Aug, I 7.30pm, [IO/£9 (£9/f8). Activated Image director Adam in business. This year the Fentiman's one-act comedy, doesn't Barnard 'The millennium is something indefatigable, Indo-Japanese 42-year- know the strength of the beast he's MUSICAL PREVIEW that is so significant a new age, the old has increased The Garage unleashing. Originally a London- Millennium Bug and yet so Theatre’s performing spaces from based DJ collective, WIDE have Soaucy JaCk And The Space insignificant. It's Just another year, isn’t two to low, while the number of broadened their repertorre and Vixens it?' companies she’s helping to present incorporated the joys of the dramatic This is a contender for the best Fringe arts. fairytale ever. In 1995, director Michael

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monkey busrness, WIDE will be laying the ensurng ten weeks he put together on free popcorn and showrng a new a show that went on to Win a Fringe film by up-and-coming director John First and transfer to the West End to

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’cheeky mix' Fullerton explains: ’We The show that came about by chance want to provide a venue where the and cheek has run and run. 'We open audience can apprecrate artistic at a permanent venue in London in diversity. Where you can experience September: our own futuristic cabaret as much for your money as possible.’ bar,’ says Fidler. 'Before that, we (Catherine Bromley) wanted to bring it back for that raw

I Six Mourners And A Monkey (Fringe) WIDE, Old St Paul's (Venue 45) 556 0476, 9—74 Aug, 72, 75am, [4 (£2.50).

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