Hoipolloi and PBJ Management's Feast of the Fest Line Up Announced

Hoipolloi and PBJ Management's Feast of the Fest Line Up AnnouncedNish Kumar, Tommy Tiernan and The Royal Court's MANWATCHING have been announced among those taking part in an all-day takeover of Paines Plough Roundabout, in support of Save The Children's Rescue at Sea Appeal.

With acts spanning comedy, theatre, debate and poetry, the day continues the fundraising efforts of Shôn Dale-Jones' Hoipolloi - celebrating their 20th anniversary of the Fringe this year - whose production of The Duke has raised over £39,000 over the past year, and has returned to Edinburgh alongside Shôn's new show ME & ROBIN HOOD.

Shôn said, "Feast of the Fest celebrates our desire to support refugees making their way across the Mediterranean Sea to safety. I'm supporting Save The Children's Rescue At Sea Appeal because it is saving the lives of thousands of refugees that would otherwise drown in the Mediterranean Sea. While we are here at the Fringe there are people dying in the Mediterranean that we can help save - Feast of the Fest spends a day connecting us to people who are struggling to survive."

In a call out to artists, he added: "If you have a show on the Fringe on August 22nd and want to join in, please ask your audience to donate to Save The Children's Rescue At Sea Appeal"

Full line up now confirmed as:

10am: Creative Tensions, featuring Hanane Hajj Ali (Lebanese artist and activist) and Alison Phipps (Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network). Moderated by Philip Himberg (Artistic Director, Sundance Institute Theatre Program)

12.30pm: The Duke

2pm: Tommy Tiernan

3.30pm: Harry Baker

5pm: Nish Kumar

6.30pm: Jayde Adams


9.30pm: SWEAT

Hoipolloi was established in 1993 by Shôn Dale-Jones and Stefanie Mueller to make work that is funny, imaginative and touching, connecting with audiences all over the world on various platforms. The company's work reaches out beyond the stage, and engages audiences directly through a mixture of live performance and online digital content. Based in Cambridge, Hoipolloi has produced over 20 new theatre shows, including all of Shôn Dale-Jones' alter-ego Hugh Hughes' award-winning work, a film (HOW DID I GET HERE) and a range of online content. In September 2011, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a new adaptation of Hugh Hughes' Floating, which won Best Scripted Comedy Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards. Hoipolloi has toured extensively around the UK and across the world including Australia, Singapore, Colombia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, France, Belgium, Holland, Finland, Russia, Ireland, Canada and the USA.

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