The Edinburgh Fringe Festival pays a visit to northern Greece

Thessaloniki’s audiences will have the opportunity to get a taste of the greatest experimental theater festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with a series of highly innovative and unusual shows that six British groups will stage in different corners of the city. This mini Edinburgh Festival, jointly organized by the British Council and the Principal Club Theater, will consist of challenging cabaret shows, magical comedy, street theater and imaginative games. For four days, starting tomorrow, you will be able to walk down the «Black Maze,» a dark corridor that Birmingham-based theater group Stan’s Cafe will set up at Aristotelous Square. «Black Maze» is a five-minute adventure in the dark, a journey without a script, lacking words and images but full of visions and sounds. The Principal Club Theater will host shows by three acts: Peepolykus will stage «Let the Donkey Go,» a show full of surprises, a hilarious script and unusual acting, while Welsh actress Eddie Ladd will present a performance that blends movement, singing, music and images. Pantomime duet Men in Coats, who performed in Athens last year, will also play at the Principal Club Theater. London-based group Duckie’s performance «C’est Vauxhall!,» including ventriloquists, dance acts and classic revue cabaret scenes, will be staged at the Mylos Arts Complex. The Duckie waiters will serve you champagne, offer cigars and help you order the show that you prefer, because the audience will decide on the program’s flow. And don’t be surprised if you run into people in fancy-dress costumes wandering around. They will be members of the Natural Theater Company, who mingle with the public and can be easily spotted from their eccentric behavior and bizarre appearance.

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