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Edinburgh Festival Q&A: Victor Esses

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2023

CMU’s sister media ThreeWeeks is currently covering the Edinburgh Festival, the world’s biggest cultural event, which takes over the Scottish capital for three weeks with a packed programme of comedy, theatre, music, musicals, dance, cabaret, spoken word and a whole lot more.

Here in the CMU Daily we’ll pick out some of the highlights of this year’s coverage, including interviews with people who are performing there this year. Today Victor Esses, who is performing a show called ‘The Death & Life Of All Of Us’.

“When I was nineteen, I interviewed my great aunt, Marcelle, in Rome, after she lost touch with the family for 30 years”, he explains. “I grew up in Brazil, but my family came from Lebanon. She had moved to Italy and converted from Judaism to Catholicism, raised her children as such and never told them about this”.

“This is the story of the journey of our relationship from then to now, 20 years later”, he adds, “as I finally complete the project about her life”.

Read the interview and find out more about the show here.