ALL EVENTS | 07 August, 2017 Order by: Date / title

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Locked In Edinburgh

Locked In the Small Animal Hospital

1 ticket for maximum 5 people (minimum 2 people)

Since closing its doors as a vet school in 2011, Summerhall has become a thriving arts hub full of exhibitions, installations and shows. Even so, some of the old operating rooms remain unused - or so we thought.

_ Time: 09.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 19.00, 21.00 (90 mins)

Rokkur Friggjar

Hero

What drives young people to join violent organizations? A show exploring the effects that constant propaganda has on young lives, focusing on war propaganda in particular. We follow eight youths through 10 difficult years, seeing how they change.

_ Time: 10.00 (60 mins)

Locked In Edinburgh

Locked in the Distillery Escape Game

1 ticket for maximum 5 people (minimum 2 people)

While the police question the staff of the distillery, it is up to you to figure out the location of the next attack, discover the identity of an insidious mole within the company and – most importantly – save the gin.

_ Time: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00 (90 mins)

Stages Theatre Group, Sri Lanka

Dear Children, Sincerely... Seven Decades of Sri Lanka

This show has been cancelled

An ensemble performance that travels back through seventy years of Sri Lankan history; through the recollections of those born in the 1930s, who lived through independence, insurrection, modernization and war.

_ Time: 10.15 (65 mins)

The Place

Liquid Gold is the Air

Please note this show is free and unticketed. It takes place offsite, at Greyfriars Kirk. Runs continually on a 15 minute loop. Open 10.30 - 16.30.

Drawing inspiration from Under The Vaulted Sky, created for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2014, Rosemary has joined forces with film-maker Roswitha Chesher to create Liquid Gold is the Air.

_ Time: 10.30 (360 mins)

Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre

How to Be a Kid

Every performance has captioning units available. Please call 0131 226 0002 or email accessbookings@edfringe.com to book a closed captioning unit.

Can you help Molly learn how to be a kid again? A larger-than-life story of family, friends and fitting in from Sarah McDonald-Hughes. Warning: contains dancing, chocolate cake and an epic car chase.

_ Time: 10.45 (50 mins)

The Letter Room

No Miracles Here

Tighten your laces, and don't let your knees hit the ground. There's live music and wall-to-wall dancing in this sweat-soaked marathon with Northern Soul. No Miracles Here is an anthem to feeling alive and keeping the faith.

_ Time: 11.00 (60 mins)

Découpage Collective

Screaming Body – Découpage Collective

An ensemble work, striving to recreate the original story of Medea. With intimacy and immediacy, visually translating the tale through physical illustrations and a playful, profound relationship between two performers who remain present throughout.

_ Time: 11.15 (60 mins)

Lauren Mooney

Service

This show has been cancelled

In 1896, Rosa Vaile's husband lost his job on the docks and then they lost everything else. Now their great-great-great-granddaughter would like to talk to you about class, work, mental illness, and how far we’ve come since.

_ Time: 12.00 (60 mins)

Walrus

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Performance on Aug 12th has captioning units available - please contact accessbookings@edfringe.com or 0131 226 0002 to book a closed captioning unit.

The average person says 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out. A play about what we say and how we say it.

_ Time: 12.00 (60 mins)

Louise Coulthard

Cockamamy

Cockamamy comes to Edinburgh after a sell-out run at last year's London Camden Fringe. A heartbreaking, hilarious story about the companionship between Alice and her granddaughter Rosie. This compelling new play explores the reality of living with dementia.

_ Time: 12.30 (60 mins)

Javaad Alipoor

The Believers Are But Brothers

A show about tech savvy extremists, our collapsing world, digital fantasy and nightmare, and a generation of resentful, directionless, violent young men.

_ Time: 12.45 (60 mins)

Joanne Ryan

Eggsistentialism

Funny. Tender. Moving. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, an Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the hows and whys of reproducing her genes.

_ Time: 13.00 (70 mins)

CanadaHub / Theatre Conspiracy with Aurora Nova

Foreign Radical

This performance is immersive and roaming. Please inform Summerhall Box Office on 0131 560 1581 if you have any access requirements.

Thirty participants are invited into an intriguing theatrical game exploring security, profiling, freedom of expression and privacy in the age of cybersurveillance. Mobile throughout the performance, the participants collaborate, debate and spy on each other. Farsi, Arabic, English.

_ Time: 13.00 (75 mins)

Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas

Palmyra

More performances added: click on the link in the copy

Following the success of EUROHOUSE, Bert & Nasi return with Palmyra, an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbarian. Palmyra steps back from the news to look at what lies beneath—and beyond—civilization.

_ Time: 13.15 (55 mins)

Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre

Black Mountain

Every performance has captioning units available - please contact accessbookings@edfringe.com or 0131 226 0002 to book a closed captioning unit.

Rebecca and Paul are running away. Away from memories and mistakes. They’re trying to save their relationship. They need time and space. An isolated house in the country is the perfect place to work things out. But you can’t run forever. Especially when you’re being followed.

_ Time: 13.25, 22.30 (70 mins)

fanSHEN

Lists for the End of the World

This is a show composed entirely of crowd-sourced lists, from all kinds of people in all kinds of places – including from you the audience as you queue up to take your seats. In Lists…, the ordinary and the extraordinary, the profound and the ridiculous sit playfully side by side.

_ Time: 13.45 (60 mins)

Summerhall Distillery

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

Join us for a tour of Summerhall Distillery as we raise the curtain on how award-winning Pickering’s Gin is made.

_ Time: 10.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 (60 mins)

Selina Thompson Ltd

salt.

A journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship to retrace one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica and back.

_ Time: 14.30 (75 mins)

Cumbernauld Theatre

The Gardener

Frank’s having trouble looking after himself. He’s not getting out much, not since his wife passed away, so he’s gone into a retirement home. Deeply intimate portrait of love, loss and the joys of amateur gardening.

_ Time: 14.30, 16.30 (55 mins)

Young Vic Taking Part

Start Swimming

A Young Vic Taking Part Production. It’s small versus big. It’s pressures of the future. It’s everything being stacked against you and all options feeling equally terrible. One step away from disaster, there’s only one instruction: start swimming.

_ Time: 14.40 (60 mins)

Barrow Street Productions

Pike St.

Award-winning Nilaja Sun (No Child...) breathes life into a vibrant mix of Lower East Side neighbours as they prepare for a hurricane racing towards NYC.

_ Time: 15.00 (75 mins)

CanadaHub / Quote Unquote Collective in association with Why Not Theatre and Aurora Nova

Mouthpiece

This show contains fog and flashing lights.

Two performers express the inner conflict within a modern woman’s head: push and pull, past and present, progress and regression. Interweaving acappella harmony, text and physicality, Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humorous and heart-wrenching journey into the female psyche.

_ Time: 15.30 (60 mins)

Ellie Dubois

No Show

New contemporary all-female circus from award-winning company. No Show joyously and heartbreakingly reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship. There will be desperate attempts and heroic failures. For anyone who has tried, failed and failed better.

_ Time: 16.15 (60 mins)

James Rowland

A Hundred Different Words for Love

A storytelling show about words and love and the word love. Set in the same universe as Team Viking.

_ Time: 16.30 (60 mins)

An ARC Production written and performed by Daniel Bye

Instructions for Border Crossing

A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country. Her parents watch her on a computer screen. The works of a half-forgotten performance artist seem to hold the key to bringing down a brutal system operating on our behalf and under our noses.

_ Time: 16.40 (75 mins)

nabokov and The Marlowe

Box Clever

Moving, truthful and darkly comic, Box Clever by nabokov’s associate-playwright Monsay Whitney, with music performed by Avi Simmons, is a new play about one woman’s experience of a refuge and a mother’s commitment to do the best for her daughter.

_ Time: 16.40 (60 mins)

CanadaHub/ARTICLE 11 with Aurora Nova

DECLARATION: Rematriation

Monday & Tuesday performances are open rehearsals.

An interdisciplinary work from Turtle Island that takes shape around peoples and the land. Indigenous artists of Canada invite reputed artists of othered communities to collaborate in artful protest and celebrate the right to do so.

_ Time: 11.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.45 (75, 60 mins)

RiotBox Productions

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Join Amy on a videogame adventure like no other in a quest for sparks of joy in the darkness. A powerful, moving and humorous show for anyone that has ever battled their own demons.

_ Time: 17.40 (60 mins)

sadsongskomplex:fi / From Start to Finnish

I Am Faransis W.

Is the world out of joint? Who is torturing whom? How does it feel to be poor? Why is the water calling out? Where are you now, Woyzeck? Brand new from award-winning Finnish playwright/director Jari Juutinen.

_ Time: 17.45 (75 mins)

Christopher Harrisson

The North! The North!

A dark new myth about England, the bad things that happen to us, and the stories we make up in response. Highly physical storytelling and animation from the writer of sell-out hit 64 Squares.

_ Time: 17.50 (70 mins)

Dancing Brick, Paul Jellis with Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bush Theatre

Heather

A reclusive children's writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story?

_ Time: 17.55 (60 mins)

Binge Culture

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

Pre-sales have been exhausted but door sales will be available on the night. This ‘durational’ work allows you to come and go as you please during the performance of the piece. Due to to the artists experience, expectations and the nature of the work there is certain amount of oversell. We have a fixed capacity for the room, at the point it is full we will operate as 'one in one out’

There’s no easy way to do this... An entire relationship lovingly created and destroyed over five hours. Come and go as you please and revel in the desperation, negotiation, devastation and emotional blackmail.

_ Time: 18.00 (300 mins)

Mark Thomas and Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

Few could have anticipated the events of 2016 and where they'd lead. Mark and his audience gamble on their predictions for a hilarious, fantastical and sometimes accurate vision of the world.

_ Time: 18.00 (75 mins)

Dirty Protest

Sugar Baby

Being a small-time drug dealer is tough. Especially when your old man owes £6,000 to a loan shark who’s got a tattoo of Beyoncé on his neck. Comedy from acclaimed writer Alan Harris (Paines Plough, National Theatre Wales).

_ Time: 18.05 (55 mins)

Graeae Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre

Cosmic Scallies

A witty and touching new play about class, friendship and absence, set in the forgotten town of Skelmersdale by award-winning writer and comedian Jackie Hagan.

_ Time: 18.30 (80 mins)

Malaprop

Love+

Contains strobe.

What happens to romance when there's a machine who cooks and cleans for you, never forgets your birthday or how you like your tea, tells you you're beautiful, holds you when you're crying, and still makes you come?

_ Time: 19.10 (60 mins)

Grassmarket Projects

Doglife

Following Doubting Thomas, Jeremy Weller (winner of six Fringe First awards) and Grassmarket Projects return with part two of the real-life trilogy with Thomas McCrudden: a former gangland enforcer struggling to change.

_ Time: 19.25 (70 mins)

Royal Court Theatre

MANWATCHING

Performance on Aug 12th will be BSL signed.

A funny, frank, and occasionally explicit insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a male comedian. MANWATCHING is a show about what one woman thinks about when she thinks about sex with men.

_ Time: 19.25 (55 mins)

Zanetti Productions

Power Ballad

Contains nudity.

Part performance lecture, part karaoke party, deconstructing gendered linguistic histories and ripping apart contemporary language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger and femaleness. From Julia Croft (If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming).

_ Time: 19.30 (50 mins)

China Plate, Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe

The Shape of the Pain

One woman attempts to articulate her experience of pain. Physical pain with no apparent cause. Also, she’s met someone and they want to make this work. A new show from this Fringe First Award-winning team.

_ Time: 19.30 (70 mins)

Will Pickvance

Pianologues (Will Pickvance)

Inside the mind of a pianist, looking out. Solos and stories from Will Pickvance, creator of sell-out Anatomy of the Piano and Pianomorphosis.

_ Time: 19.40 (60 mins)

Ace-Production / From Start to Finnish

Dates – At the Speed of Sound!

A sparkling comedy about first dates, followed by supersonic speed-dating to find that soulmate/casual partner/festival pal or bunch of unforeseen encounters (delete where applicable). All genders and ages (18+) welcome!

_ Time: 19.45 (75 mins)

Dogstar

The Sky Is Safe

They meet in Istanbul: she a Syrian refugee, he a privileged westerner. Identity and power, choice and its absence, beauty and brutality collide in this poetic response to the Syrian tragedy by Matthew Zajac.

_ Time: 19.45 (60 mins)

Trans Creative

You've Changed

Contains nudity and swearing

Presented by Trans Creative and Contact. When there’s no rule book, you have to write your own… Through song, dance, humour and hard-won wisdom, Kate shares the ins, outs, ups and downs of transitioning, asking: have you changed?

_ Time: 20.30 (60 mins)

Middle Child and Hull UK City of Culture 2017

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

Leah and Chris were raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief they would be special. Gig theatre about when dreams don’t become reality, from the team behind the award-winning Weekend Rockstars.

_ Time: 20.45 (75 mins)

Eggs Collective

Eggs Collective Get A Round

A show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. A rousing ode to friendship, kindness and belonging, set against the backdrop of a massive night out. Coming soon to BBC television!

_ Time: 21.10 (60 mins)

Katy Baird

Workshy

This is a show about work. Some people work to make money. Some people work to feel fulfilled. Some people don't work at all. Workshy is a powerful and honest portrayal of the relationship between class, labour and aspiration.

_ Time: 21.10 (75 mins)

Sh!t Theatre with Show And Tell

DollyWould

Oh look, 2016 Fringe First winners Sh!t Theatre again. What is it this time? Is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again? No, it’s a show about Dolly Parton. We f*cking love her.

_ Time: 13.15, 19.30, 21.15 (60 mins)

Civil Disobedience presents Roddy Bottum

Sasquatch: The Opera

Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen) presents the world premiere of a tragic and dark love story based on the folklore of Sasquatch, the elusive man-beast who silently stalks the forest.

_ Time: 21.15 (60 mins)

Ludens Ensemble

Ubu Roi

Stagger me sideways! It's King Ubu's party and you're all invited. Using video mapping, puppetry, object manipulation, live sound collage… etc, etc. Ludens Ensemble transform Alfred Jarry's anarchic comedy into an absurd carnival for our times.

_ Time: 21.25 (70 mins)

Powder Keg

Morale Is High (Since We Gave Up Hope)

Morale is High will predict what could happen between now and the next general election in 2020, exploring the effects of popular culture, political policy and inane day-to-day actions on who we choose to vote for.

_ Time: 22.15 (60 mins)

Romantika (SWE/UK)

The Crossing Place – Romantika

Late-night in Upper Church. The first performance based on the poems of Swedish Nobel Prize in Literature-winning Tomas Tranströmer. A fast-paced, visual and highly physical theatre piece exploring loneliness, anxiety and desire. Devised in Estonia.

_ Time: 22.30 (55 mins)