The lineup for the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Made in Scotland Showcase has been released, and it is a doozy!
Started in 2009, the "festival within a festival" showcase celebrates productions created by Scottish artists. This summer will feature 18 shows staged in venues throughout Edinburgh—including the Traverse Theatre, Summerhall, Dance Base, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh’s Central Library, the National Museum of Scotland, St Vincent’s, and the Gillie Dhu bar. Fringe-specific venues will also include Greenside, ZOO, and theSpace.
The 18 shows selected for this years showcase vary widely, encompassing theatre, dance, comedy, music, and more. The showcase will even include the pop up radio interview program Experts Radio Lab, which allows children to show off their expertise at the little things adults may take for granted. World premieres will include AFTER ALL, I Hope Your Flowers Bloom, No Love Songs, The Grand Old Opera House Hotel, Chrysanths, and Tandava.
Said Shona McCarthy, the chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, "The Expo-funded, Made in Scotland Showcase, is the main mechanism through which Scottish government supports local artists at the Edinburgh Fringe. It has been a vital platform for artists from Scotland to have their work seen, promoted, and presented alongside their international peers. The works are chosen for the showcase by an international panel of experts, and then presented at the Fringe to international arts industry with a view to onward touring and a lifespan way beyond the Fringe. Every year I’m blown away by the passion, ingenuity and creativity that make up the Made in Scotland showcase, it has become a model of national showcasing that other countries have replicated. Above all it is a chance for the rest of the world to see our finest performing talent, and Scotland continually punches well above its weight artistically."'
The Made in Scotland Showcase has supported 259 shows within its lifetime, with its touring fund component supporting more than 100 internationally touring productions, showcasing Scottish talent to the world. The program is supported by the Scottish Government’s Festivals EXPO Fund.
To learn more about this summer's showcase offerings, visit MadeInScotlandShowcase.com