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Umbrella Man - Edinburgh Fringe Preview

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Scottish Poetry Library

5 Crichton's Close

Canongate

EH8 8DT

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Teuchter Company, Scotland’s twice award-nominated Fringe favourites, return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August with Umbrella Man,

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The Scottish Poetry Library and Teuchter Company warmly invite you to this exclusive pre-Fringe performance of Umbrella Man, with local support acts TBC.

Douglas Macarthur clocked your accent at the bar. He's Scottish, just like you. He asks you if this is your first time in Cambodia, and recites some poetry to you. It just falls out of him, he says. He asks you where your favourite place you've ever been is. He asks you if you can trust anything outside of what you see. Just like a poem, his story falls out of him. He tells you that, with folk where he's from, you have to listen to what's not being said.

Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take audiences on a journey to the outer limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a Don Quixote for the millennial generation: a daft, moving, unmissable show.

Umbrella Man is written and performed by the founder of Teuchter Company, Colin Bramwell. Colin is a rising star of the Scottish poetry scene. He is a prize-winning translator, and his theatrical work was twice-nominated for Prague Fringe's prestigious Inspiration Award. He also works as a pianist, principally for Scotland's premier improv theatre group, Men With Coconuts.

Praise for Umbrella Man:

'Bramwell’s writing sounds spontaneous and off the cuff, but there’s gorgeous lyricism and recurring imagery that really caught me off guard...Go see this little heartbreaker of a show.' (Liam Hallahan, pragueyouththeatre.wordpress.com)

'...a funny, touching, eccentric hour of song and poetry and storytelling. He has a wonderful way with words that will envelope you, shake you, touch you and, most of all, entertain you.' (http://michaelcalcottsfringeybits.tumblr.com/)

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