‘Sometimes a naked buttock passes our door’: inside Edinburgh rehearsals

Culture The Guardian

In playwright Sam Steiner’s new Edinburgh festival show, the action unfolds over table tennis. In this diary, he recalls pulling all-nighters, rallying actors and waiting for balls from China As I write this, squashed into the armpit of a city worker on the Central line in London, I am – on balance – terrified. Director Ed Madden and I have been working on A Table Tennis Play for a year. It’s an idea we’ve chatted about since our first show ( Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons ), in 2015. But as my warm, shallow exhalations echo around the concave landscape of this stranger’s underarm, I …

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