It’s that time of year again. August in the UK means summer is dwindling but the theatre world is only just heating up. One of the best theatre festivals in Europe is back in town and, for those making the great migration up north, there is so much choice this year. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has always been the perfect places for experimenting with new ideas in theatre, dance, spoken word, and more. And this year there will be even more fantastic performances by people of colour at the Edinburgh Fringe. Check out the best of the bunch in my list below.
Theatre in the UK still has a long way to go when it comes to ethnic diversity. Luckily, organisations such as Black Ticket Project, which offers free tickets to young black people to some of the best plays in the country, are making moves to change that. And, at this year's Fringe festival, Fringe of Colour is helping to spotlight the plays of black and brown performers at the festival this year, with a massive database collating all the performances in one place.
But deciding what to see at the Edinburgh Festival is like deciding what to watch on Netflix. The choice seems so endless that you end up going around in circles. So, to ease you into a month of incredible theatre, here is a list of performances by black and brown people at this Edinburgh Fringe Festival that you absolutely should not miss out on: