How does an artist keep going when all seems hopeless? Seeking an answer, a failed artist in New York visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016. From there she unexpectedly travels to an artist’s studio in southern France in 1900. She desperately wants to get back to her home in 2016 but Paul Cezanne, another obscure artist with his own problems, is not being helpful. Also ensnared in this crisis are Cezanne’s gardener and an art historian from Utah. This play’s creative team is Glasgow-based.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba stage DATES: 5th to 16th August and 18th to 28th August TIME: 14.50 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc.
Miep Gies was a 32-year-old secretary in Otto Frank’s office when he asked her to help him and his family hide from the Nazis. She immediately said yes. At great risk to her own life, she brought food and other supplies to the Franks on a daily basis for over two years. After the Franks were arrested, she saved Anne’s diary and later went to Gestapo Headquarters to try to buy the Franks’ freedom. Miep was knighted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and later attended the Academy Awards in 2010, where she won an Oscar for the film based on her book, Remembering Anne Frank. She was 100 years old.
Prudence Wright Holmes’ mesmerising solo show tells the story of this extraordinary woman who refused to stand by in the face of one of the worst crimes in human history.
Wright Holmes is a US actor and writer. She has featured roles in the films Sister Act I and II with Whoopi Goldberg, The Exorcist II with Richard Burton, Kingpin with Woody Harrelson, My Own Love Song with Renee Zellweger, After.Life with Liam Neeson, Boardwalk Empire with Steve Buscemi directed by Martin Scorcese, and God’s Pocket with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Wolfson Stage DATES: 5th – 28th August TIME: 16.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc. Family tickets £11.50
Mentioned by Broadway World as one of their top 10 musicals to see in the Festival this year, Haggis brings the world of Rabbie Burns to life through song, poetry and storytelling. We watch his life unfold from humble beginnings to his numerous and sometimes tragic relationships.
This unaccompanied musical not only gives you Burns favourites pieces but also introduces you to some of his lesser known works. This performance is not just for the newcomer to Burns but also for the connoisseur as it sheds light on his family and social life. When you add in the free Haggis, Neeps and tatties as well as a free drink, you’re well on your way to starting your Festival day in a fantastic way.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 12.00 (midday) TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12