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Northern Stage announces Summerhall residency

The company has previously been resident at St Stephens and King's Hall


Northern Stage will present its Edinburgh Fringe programme at Summerhall this year, the company has announced.

Now in its fourth year at the Fringe, Northern Stage will present its festival programme within the old veterinary rooms of Summerhall, following up on its collaboration with the venue in 2014 presenting Paines Plough's Roundabout.

According to press material, "Hosting work from both established and emerging artists, the programme follows the same ambition that brought Northern Stage to the festival four years ago; to showcase the finest work from the North of England at the world's largest international arts festival."

Northern Stage has been resident at St Stephens and King's Hall during previous festivals.

Highlights of this year's programme, which runs from 8 to 30 August 2015, include Human Resources, a new work from Chris Thorpe and Hannah Jane Walker, the team behind Fringe First winner The Oh Fuck Moment.

There will also be a "reinvention" of Northern Stage's 2013 show The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project, entitled Here Is the News from Over There (Over There Is the News from Here), which will "bring together writers and performers from across the Middle East and the UK through twitter, music and storytelling".

The company will also present Tamasha's My Name Is..., Live Theatre's Key Change, Third Angel's The Paradise Project and Daniel Bye's Going Viral.

Artistic director Lorne Campbell said: "After the success of presenting Paines Plough's Roundabout space in collaboration with Summerhall in 2014 it feels like a great next step to be bringing the rest of our programme into Summerhall.

"This year's Northern Stage programme is a hugely exciting mix of established and new artists from across the North. Theatrical and political, the programme has some exhilarating perspectives on globalisation, multiculturalism, personal political responsibility and as ever, our rights and responsibilities to rage against the machine."

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