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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Incoming Festival; Pleasance Theatre’s Edinburgh preview; STAMP – a new network championing artists and theatres

02 June, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

Me and My Bee, left, and Jayde Adams – Edinburgh shows previewing at the Pleasance

• New Diorama and A Younger Theatre have joined forces again to bring 10 days of work from emerging theatre companies countrywide. Beginning on Friday, the 2017 Incoming Festival is a programme of 20 performances that includes three transfers from the National Student Drama Festival: Theatre 42’s Nothing is Coming, The Pixels Are Huge, Pub Corner Poet’s Sad Little Man and Poor Michelle’s Thick Skin. There are also workshops, talks and other events. For more details call 020 7916 5467. www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/incoming-festival

• Previews of shows the Pleasance Theatre will be taking to August’s Edinburgh Festival will be staged in London from June 19 until July 30. Starting with a new show about popularity, Jayde Adams is Jayded, the programme includes ThisEgg’s Me & My Bee, which is a described as “a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show”. Ticket prices vary, with an offer of three shows in the season for £12. For details call 020 7609 1800. www.pleasance.co.uk/via/search/edinburgh/tag/fringe

• The Camden People’s Theatre, the Arcola and the Pleasance are among 20 theatres and organisations that have joined forces to create a new network aimed at championing artists and theatres in London. Called Supporting Theatre and Makers of Performance (STAMP), it aims to create a database of London venues, organise events and lobby for theatre makers. Based across London, it includes larger theatres such as the National and the Barbican, as well as fringe theatre. www.londonstamp.co.uk

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