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Three To See 2013: Film adaptations

By | Published on Wednesday 24 July 2013


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends theatre shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Birdhouse (pictured)
‘Birdhouse’ is kind of based on Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’, and tells the story of four twitchers on holiday, extras in the film, caught up in the movie’s terrible events. It’s a devised piece, performed by the Lecoq-trained members of producing company Jammy Voo, who have won oodles of acclaim for their previous work. So all in all, I think this will probably be pretty good.
Assembly George Square, 1-25 Aug (not 12, 19), 5.30pm.

The Boss Of It All
This is a staged adaptation of the film of the same name by avant garde auteur Lars Von Trier. It’s the story of an out of work actor, hired to perform the ‘role’ of the boss of a failing company, and the resulting tale is, according to the blurb, “a brilliant, edgy comedy that blows apart the notion of what it means to be a leader in the world today.”
Assembly Roxy, 1-26 Aug (not 12, 19), 4.15pm.

A Matter Of Life And Death
I totally loved ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’ when I first saw it, many many years ago, when I was but a child, off sick from school, in the days when the only thing on TV in the afternoon was old films. When I saw that a version was headed to the Fringe, I wondered, quite frankly, if anyone could do it justice… but, it sounds like this company are going to take a fun and physical approach to the subject matter, and I think that will probably work quite nicely.
C, 11-17 Aug, 3.45pm.