TSA Takeover at 2023 Edinburgh Festival Circuit

Edinburgh festival season has begun, and we are delighted to see so many of our clients making appearances at these exciting events.

Both the Edinburgh Fringe and the 2023 Edinburgh Book Festival are teeming with TSA talent, from authors and illustrators, to lighting designers and podcasters! Here is who you can find, and what they’ll be doing:

Edinburgh Fringe 

Leigh Douglas: Leigh is an Irish actor, writer and stand-up comic from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. She is performing stand up with Carwyn Blayney, in a show titled A Bit Celtic… . Blaney and Douglas are a Welshman and an Irish lesbian and are the best of buddies. This is a split bill that represents some of the best Celtic talent coming up on the scene.

Emma Chapman: Emma is the lighting designer for Self-Raising, the true life story about growing up deaf in a family that has a secret. A one woman show reflecting on the life of Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of disabled-led theatre company, Graeae. Blisteringly honest, always reflective, and often laugh-out-loud funny, this one-woman show promises to break your heart and put it back together again.

Matthew Floyd Jones : Matthew is the Book/Lyrics and Musical Director for Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder. This comedy performance surrounds BFFs, Kathy and Stella, Hull’s least successful true crime podcasters who get thrust into a hilarious whodunnit when their favourite author is killed. Hailed as A thrilling foray into silliness’ **** (Guardian). ‘A night of utter, unalloyed joy’ ***** (INews.co.uk). And ‘Bloody marvellous’ **** (Financial Times).

Tim Benzie: Tim has not one but two shows on at the Edinburgh Fringe, It’s a Mystery and Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote.

It’s a Mystery is Tim’s one man show: a hilarious and moving exploration of the enduring appeal of murder mysteries, from Poirot to Fletcher and beyond. The audience are summoned to the drawing room as Detective Tim examines the clues that first drew him to the genre, to solve the mystery of why everyone is a little bit Columbo (or should be).

After becoming a cult-hit event, recommended as one of Time Out’s 50 Great Nights Out in London and selling out shows across UK and Australia, Solve Along A Murder She Wrote comes to Edinburgh with an interactive screening of the classic Murder, She Wrote episode, ‘Sing a Song of Murder’. The critically acclaimed show, hosted by super-fan Tim Benzie, features: a race to solve to the crime via the Fameometer and the Suspiciometer; clips and bios of the guest stars; a singalong to the theme tune with new lyrics and more.

Edinburgh Book Festival 2023 

Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre –  Adventuremice! Looking for adventure? Co-author legends Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre will introduce you to a tiny mouse named Pedro who sets off to see the world and meets the brave and daring Adventuremice! Does he have what it takes to join their team and help protect the Mouse Islands when danger looms? Reeve and McIntyre will teach you how to draw Pedro, tell you all about his adventures, and offer a discovery tour of the Mouse Islands – some of which have never been explored before!

Chris Riddell: Chris is hosting an event on Creating Magical Worlds, sharing how he created his fabulous Cloud Horse Chronicles series, before live-drawing some of the mystical characters. In this event, Chris will also put a spin on classical tales, as he did in his reimagining of the iconic The Little Prince story, as well as the wonderful range of poets in his brand new The Big Amazing Poetry Book.

Skye McKenna: Skye is talking all things Wild Magic at the Edinburgh Book Festival, inspired by the young witch Cassie Morgan in her Hedgewitch series. Skye will share how she loves searching for stories in the wild woods of Scotland.

E. L. Norry: Norry is set to discuss Magical Destinies on a panel with Lizzie Huxley-Jones and Ross Montgomery. These authors bring together their Arthurian fantasy adventures for an event packed with magic and monsters, swords and sorcerers, and friends and fiends. Chaired by Vivian French.