LAZZI is currently working on a new project for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We have created an adaptation of Ben Okri's The Comic Destiny, which originally appeared in his book Tales Of Freedom (2009).
Joining me in the production are actors Charlotte Jarvis and Robert Williamson and we are thrilled that artist Alice Boyle has provided an original painting for our posters and leaflets, designed as usual by Julie Johnstone.
We are delving deeply into Ben Okri's writing and are swept away by the man's vision and spirit. We hope to do him justice with our Lazzi-style freewheeling improvisation and soulful jamming.
As ever, we will treat each rehearsal and every performance as a one-off so that they are all unique, fresh and spontaneous.
Opening night is Tuesday 14 August at The Scottish Storytelling Centre and Ben Okri is keen to attend in person. We will run for a fortnight until 26 August and then we're looking forward to some touring... watch this space.
Hope to see you there.