11 August 2012 Summerhall
After 5 years of blowing up the biggest and best live arts club nights in London, the nabokov Arts Club finally makes its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe! An extravaganza of live theatre, music, cabaret, comedy, poetry and visual art wrapped up in a big fat party, the Arts Club, previously featured in The Guardian, Time Out’s Hot Picks and Critics’ Choice, and The Independent’s ‘Best Nights Out’, showcases the best new work, first, from the most exciting emerging artists alongside some of the biggest names in the business.
• Live music from The Vocal Orchestra, the astonishing acapella beat choir created by beatboxing supremo Schlomo and Radio 1 star and top comedian Tom Deacon • Theatre from leading companies HighTide Festival Theatre, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour and RashDash • A trio of top performance poetry acts; John Osborne (John Peel’s Shed), Molly Naylor and Richard Marsh & Katie Bonna, plus an exclusive set from spoken word artist, lyricist, rapper and all round wordsmith Kate Tempest. • Comedy from Hennessy and Friends, comedy blues band Jonny and the Baptists and Fringe legend Kevin Tomlinson.
A massive theatrical line up features exclusive extracts from HighTide Festival Theatre’s brand new show “Bottleneck”, live period radio pastiche from The Fitzrovia Radio Hour, high energy musical theatrics from RashDash, improvised comedy theatre from The Matey Institute and an extract of How it Ended Productions’ “You Obviously Know What I’m Talking About” performed in an old laboratory.
First class comedy acts abound with sketches from Fringe favourites Hennessy and Friends, comedy blues band Jonny and the Baptists and extracts from Kevin Tomlinson’s legendary Edinburgh show “Seven Ages of Man” alongside a trio of first rate poetry performers; John Osborne (writer of 5 star hit John Peel’s Shed) rising star Molly Naylor and brilliant double act Richard Marsh & Katie Bonna.
Rounding it all off into a massive party are Stirling lads Jack Butler who will bring their Bloc Party style indie electro to get heads nodding and toes tapping, before The Vocal Orchestra, created by Schlomo, perform their have-to-see-it-to-believe-it acapella gymnastics, aural stylings and showstopping beatboxing that met universal praise and swooning crowds at the E4 Udderbelly this Summer. Then finally our house DJs spin soul, funk, house and electro till late.
Hosted at Edinburgh’s most exciting venue for multi-disciplinary work, Summerhall and taking over a variety of rooms of this old University Vetinary department including the Dissection Room, Anatomy Lecture Theatre and Histiology Lab with a 3am licence for the biggest night of the festival – if you only go to one party during the Fringe, it has to be the legendary nabokov Arts Club!