Festival City #12 | manipulate festival gets physical

Festival City #12 | Manipulate festival from Puppet Animation Scotland returns

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Puppet Animation Scotland's manipulate opens for a week of exciting experimental theatre

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Festival City returns for its first episode of 2018 as intrepid host Gareth K Vile catches up with a trifecta of interviews, headlined by the upcoming manipulate festival. His first guests are Artistic Director Simon Hart and Puppet Animation Scotland's Projects Manager, Melanie Purdie. The three discuss some of their festival highlights and get excited about the 'biggest concentration of experimental theatre outside of the Fringe'. Next up, well known for their TV acting on Emmerdale and Coronation Street respectably, John Middleton and Chris Harper come in for a chat about their stage adaptation of Strangers on a Train. And Gareth's final guest of the pod is Ewan Downie of Company of Wolves, as the two talk physical theatre and his new show Achilles.

00:00:40 – Simon Hart and Melanie Purdie
00:16:46 – John Middleton and Chris Harper
00:34:26 – Ewan Downie

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manipulate Visual Theatre Festival

Puppet Animation Scotland collates a collection of worldclass animation, puppetry and related performing arts of all styles and techniques. The 2019 event will have its base at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, with additional performances in venues across the country.

Strangers on a Train

A stage adaptation of Highsmith's novel, made famous by Hitchcock's 1950 film.


The myth of Achilles is re-imagined in this physical solo performance created and performed by Ewan Downie.

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