If you are lucky enough to find yourselves enjoying the summer in Edinburgh this August, join the lovely Evi Stamatiou, Philippos Philippou and a host of other artsy people in this production of "Caryatid Unplugged", a light-hearted exploration of the boundaries of the modern Greek identity at home and abroad. You will also get to hear some - equally light-hearted - original music from yours truly and a couple of famous song covers for the performance, edited by me.
Performances start from tomorrow and run throughout the festival. More information below.
In the June 2011 debate on whether to return the Ancient Parthenon marbles to Greece, David Cameron tells Parliament that ‘Britain has no intention to lose its marbles’.
In July 2012, he announces to the House of Commons Liaison Committee that contingency plans were being hatched to block Greek citizens from entering the UK.
But what about the Caryatid? In an exploration of art, immigration and the female body, Evi Stamatiou tells the Caryatid story via burlesque, clowning and physical comedy with unplugged traditional Greek music.
Performance Maker: Evi Stamatiou
DIrector: Philippos Philippou
Music Composer: Andreas Papapetrou
Set/Costume Designer: Ariadne Kritonos
Voice Over: Aiden Stricklang
Movement Coach: Danai Pappa
Executive Director: Valentina McKathy
Graphic Design by Nora & Dimitris Stamatiou
Caryatid Unplugged is part of the HILL STREET SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL at the Hill Street Solo Theatre, the oldest Festival Fringe venue – now in constant operation for the last 34 years. The programme is presented in a new, dynamic collaboration between Scotland’s Universal Arts and the Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre (London).
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
Hill Street Solo Theatre (Venue 41)
19 Hill Street EH2 3JP
2 – 25 August (not 14)
Box Office 0131 226 0000 and 0131 226 6522 (from 1 August)