Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 extras


Old College Quad, South Bridge                                             Venue 311    Box office phone  0131 226 0000

Macbeth: Who Is That Bloodied Man?  >>> 2-13 AUGCarmen Funebre >>> 14AUG CHARITY PERFORMANCE for AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL


Project supported by
Samorząd Wojewodztwa Wielkopolskiego




Photo exhibitions:

– TOWARDS PEOPLE, Teatr Biuro Podróży`s retrospective in photographs.

Since 1998 Teatr Biuro Podrozy created 14 performances presented more than thousand times for various public in more than 50 countries all over the world.Our intention was and still remains today, to go against the model of traditional repertoire theatre and create new modes of expression, explore and extend theatre’s possibilities. Our mission has always been to reach out to new audiences (especially those who would not normally have access to artistic events). This particular aim has been behind the creation of our many open-air performances and social based projects. Our life has become a travel – the way towards people. 

“Together they came up with a name Biuro Podrozy (Travel Agency). This as as ironic joke with poetic undertones. In a country behind the Iron Curtain, where strict government control encompassed virtually all areas of life, very few people were granted passports. The rest could  travel only in their imagination. This was the aim of this Poznan theatre – to offer an escape to the world of art.[...]

This magic is recorded in images that existed for an instant, preserved  by photography” Roman Pawłowski: Beetween Earth and Heaven

THEATRE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES, Carmen Funebre in the Palestinian Refugee Camp in Bourj el Barajneh/Beirut. Photographer: Przemek Kulczyk

In October 2008 Teatr Biuro Podróży worked in Bourj el Barajneh, the Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut. Together with the Palestinians we reconstructed the set for the performance of Carmen Funebre and performed it in the camp for the inhabitants who never had theater experience in the ca before. These photographs document our stay in the camp and show the conditions that 20 thousand people are forced to exist in in the area of 1 square kilometer. The camp is a maze of narrow passages between the poorly built concrete buildings. Most of the refugees remain unemployed. Almost all of them are not regarded as the full right citizens of Lebanon. The project was a part of still continued long therm activity “Theatre withoud Boundaries” which aim is to share the art  of Teatr Biuro Podróży with people in the places of heightened tension of both political and social reasons.

In collaboration with Amnesty International we will perform Carmen Funebre in Edinburgh to raise the funds for displaced and forgotten people.

  4-12 Aug /Old College Quad, venue 311, South Bridge/ free entrance/ 13-14 Aug 

– WANDERING PLANET LEMthe characters from the performance touring in Europe.

The world tour of Planet Lem launched on the 1st of July, 2011 as a  flagship project of Polish EU Presidency Cultural Program. Co-produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, performance by Teatr Biuro Podróży was shown in Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Moscow and Kiev, in cooperation with local partners, Polish Institutes and Polish Embassies.

The performance is inspired by Stanisław Lem's fiction, his unique, witty and poignant diagnosis of the contemporary world, and his reflection on the relations between technological progress and limitations of the human race.

Crossing the border between the theater space and public areas was documented in a number of images from European capitals. 

 15-26 Aug / Old College Quad, venue 311, South Bridge / free entrance 


Set Tours: Planet Lem - Stage and Backstage Journey.

Have you ever wanted to see the backstage, touch the props and costumes and move the performance vehicles? Come and see and touch yourself. The creators of „Planet Lem” will answer your questions and reveal secrets. The tour is accessible for families with children.

18,19  Aug, 3- 3.30 pm  /  Old College Quad  / Free entrance / number of participants limited, registration at: tbp@o2.pl


 “Theatre Outside Theatre” - Talk and Documentary Presentation.

A short glimpse of Teatr Biuro Podrozy`s activities. The meeting lead by TBP`s actors will be accompanied by documentary films.


8,20 Aug, 2-3pm / Hill Street Theatre Studio venue 41  


Workshops are inseparable part of the company`s activity. They are run by the actors of Teatr Biuro Podróży. This strictly  theatre education is mainly the demonstration and the teaching different acting techniques. Teatr Biuro Podróży`s workshops were conducted in the USA, the UK, Ireland, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan Poland. 

For these who would like to share the experience of our practical actors training we open the doors to our training space. The work demonstrations are addressed to participants who want to experience our method of work. Basic physical skills and  casual clothes are necessary for the meeting. (age: 16+)



„Technique and Imagination”- Acting Techniques Workshop  

9, 10 Aug, 12.30 am – 3.30 pm / Hill Street Theatre Studio venue 41 (number of participants limited).

“Body and Space”- Physical  Workshop of Open-air Theater Techniques 

18 Aug,  2-4pm / Old College Quad outdoor  (number of participants limited).