Teatro Labora Presents LAST CALL at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jul 31-Aug 25
Teatro Labora is bringing the award-winning show LAST CALL to Edinburgh Festival through August 25 at C Venues: Cubed (venue 16).
Written and directed by Mikko Räty & Juha Hippi (acclaimed Finnish actor) who also performs, Last Call is a darkly comic monologue looking at the affects of alcohol consumption in today's society. Told through several characters including championship contestant Pete and his father the coach, as well as the Spirit of the Bottle.
Winning the Finnish National Monologue Competition in 2011 Last Call comes from Hippi's own personal testament of giving up alcohol for the year in 2010. Alcohol is an important part of the Finnish national psyche and economy and sits perfectly alongside national perceptions of Scottish drinking habits. Generations come... Generations Go... Alcohol stays with us forever!
Tickets are between £8.50 and £10.50, and can be purchased here.
Last Call is presented by Teatro Labora and brought to Edinburgh by Ace Production who set up the From Start to Finnish initiative in 2011. Since the inauguration of this international exchange initiative the company has produced over ten productions for The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and have won several prestigious awards :Continuous Growth (2012) won the Fringe First Award and The Overcoat (2011) saw Billy Mack win Best Actor at The Stage Awards - the first time the award has been one twice by one individual actor.
Building on the phenomenal interest in Scandinavian film and television From Start to Finnish taps into Finland's astonishing theatrical tradition. Finland is home to more theatres per-capita than almost anywhere else in the world. From Start to Finnish has been developed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland and the Pleasance Theatre with the assistance of and ACE Production, Finland.
Visit www.cthefestival.com for more information.