An Israeli theatre group that had its shows cancelled at the Edinburgh Fringe vowed on Friday to find another venue and in the mean time said they would sing in the streets "for peace".
The Underbelly venue cancelled performances of
There had also been a letter signed by Scottish artists and writers, including the playwright
But the company's artistic director,
Eshet said they were not political people, that they came to the Fringe as artists. "The last few days have been depressing," he told the Guardian. "But we are trying to be in a good mood, we are trying to find a new venue and in the mean time we'll sing in the streets … sing for peace."
He said he sympathised with the Underbelly's decision to cancel, as the noise had affected other venues. But Eshet added: "The Edinburgh Fringe is known for accepting everybody and as a place for free speech and free expression. I think the festival is losing ground to loud shouters."
In a statement, Underbelly said it would have been untenable for the show to continue given the logistics of policing and stewarding protests – and the effect they had on other shows.
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