Modl Theatre

Modl Theatre Company is perhaps best known in this country for its work aimed at younger audiences, but it is a diverse company which also engages with more adult material too. And you can’t get much more adult than a graphic description of the surgical procedure that the Japanese forced upon young Korean girls so […]

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Fringe visit: Dandelion’s Story

by Philip Gowman 24 August 2016
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What on earth makes a theatre company think that creating a piece about doggy poo is a good idea? How do you persuade an actress that taking on the role of a talking turd is a big break for her? Well, firstly, this production is aimed at children, and kids of all ages find poo […]

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Fringe visit: Tiger in Blossom

by Philip Gowman 24 August 2016
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This is a simple retelling for children of the Korean folk tale of the Tiger and the Woodcutter, in which a woodcutter, about to be killed by a tiger in the forest, persuades the beast that he used to be human, and is in fact his elder brother. The initially sceptical tiger eventually falls for […]

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Korean performers and artists at Edinburgh Fringe 2016

by Events Editor 14 June 2016
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Once again there’s a strong Korean showing at the Fringe this year. It’s particularly nice to see Modl Theatre in the UK again, this time with three productions. Two of them are geared towards families and children, but the third is a something darker: a new and topical production on the theme of the wartime […]

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Edinburgh Fringe visit: Modl Theatre Company – A Romance

by Philip Gowman 28 August 2013
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Modl Theatre Company has been a favourite on the Edinburgh Fringe circuit for a while. Their productions of Mong-Yeon (also known as A Love in Dream) and Dandelion’s Story have played to five star reviews. So when they come along with a new production, the expectations are high. And for a first-time viewer (yes, this […]

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Modl Theatre Company brings A Romance from Edinburgh to London

by Events Editor 26 August 2013
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I saw this enchanting play at the Fringe last week, and would certainly recommend you to try it out. I might even come along myself to watch it again. It lasts less than an hour. A Romance – from Modl Theatre Company Date: 7pm, Friday 30 August 2013 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Admission Free […]

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Korean performers at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe

by Events Editor 23 July 2013
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Thanks to the KCC for pulling together all the Korea-connected events at this year’s Fringe. Here they are: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 Dates: 31 July ~ 26 August 2013 Venue: Edinburgh, Scotland Box Office: edfringe.com or 0131 226 0000 Climb a Willow to the Sea God’s Palace Date: 12 Aug (Mon) ~ 24 Aug […]

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Korean performers at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe

by Events Editor 1 August 2010
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Gone are the days when the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website had a search engine where you could simply type “Korea” and it would return all the events with Korean performers. So here’s a listing developed with hard graft and elbow grease. The Dream of Sancho Performers: Creative VaQi Date: 8th-14th August 2010 Time: 21:50 (1hr) […]

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The Dandelion’s Story – another Edinburgh hit

by Colin Bartlett 21 August 2009
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Colin Bartlett gives a thumbnail sketch of another Edinburgh Fringe production by Modl Theatre, from Korea: A delightful well-crafted show for children and adults I’m much older than a child, but I liked it a lot, and the others in the audience, both children and adults, seemed to be enjoying it as well. The production […]

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A Love in Dream: Edinburgh’s must-see production

by Colin Bartlett 13 August 2009
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Every year Colin Bartlett goes to Edinburgh to sample the various productions at the Fringe, and makes a point of seeing the Korean talent. Each year I hope he’s going to write a survey of the various shows for LKL. This year, I’ve managed to intercept an email he wrote to a friend recommending Modl […]

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Korean Performers at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe

by Events Editor 25 June 2008
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I spotted that the Cho-in Theatre Company are putting on a performance at the KCC this coming Monday (30 June). A still from their production The Angel and the Woodcutter is shown on the right. This notice got me thinking about the Edinburgh Fringe, which was choc-full of Korean talent last year. Same again this […]

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