With writing, rehearsals, promotion, short turn-around times, low pay and everything else that goes into putting on an Edinburgh Fringe show, it's hard enough putting on one, but this year Shon Dale Jones is doing two within two hours of each other. We followed him around for an afternoon to see what that is like.
His first show of the afternoon is The Duke (2pm Pleasance Courtyard), which returns after acclaimed runs at the Unicorn and Royal Court last year. The second is a new piece called Me and Robin Hood (4pm, Pleasance Dome) that explores wealth and opportunity.
Following the Fringe, Me and Robin Hood will tour to the Royal Court (4 to 16 Sept), Det Andreteatret, Oslo (22 to 23 Sept), Theatre Royal Plymouth (26 Sept to 7 Oct), Cambridge Junction (18 October) and Liverpool Everyman (2 to 4 Nov). The Duke will also play the Royal Court (6 to 12 Sept), and Non-Step Festival, Norway (20 and 21 Sept). Both productions raise money for the charities Save the Children and Street Child United.
- Edinburgh Fringe
- Edinburgh Festival
- Pleasance Courtyard
- Pleasance Dome
- The Duke
- Me and Robin Hood
- Shon Dale Jones
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