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Teater V

Nothing

Pierre-Anthon realizes one day that nothing matters and therefore nothing is worth doing. To prove him wrong, his classmates begin piling things of meaning. And the more painful the sacrifice is, the more meaning it has... right?

_ Time: 09.50 (70 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)

Stages Theatre Group, Sri Lanka

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

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)

Al-Harah

Jihan's Smile

Jihan is an ordinary child who woke up one day to discover she lost her smile. The sun set, the moon disappeared, everything lost its colour, cold spread throughout the town. Jihan needs to find her smile again.

_ Time: 10.15 (60 mins)

Youness Atbane

The Second Copy: 2045

Set as a fictional documentary in 2045, the character of Youness Atbane observes the dynamics of contemporary art in Morocco. In view of this, Atbane creates an archive about Moroccan art production from 2000 to now.

_ Time: 10.15 (45 mins)

Tessa Bide

A Strange New Space

The life changing adventure of space-obsessed Amira that mirrors her real life journey as a refugee. A non-verbal, physical show for all ages with puppetry and music from the maker of The Tap Dancing Mermaid.

_ Time: 10.45 (45 mins)

Collective Encounter / Collective Ma'louba

Your Love Is Fire

Daily life in the Syrian war. The disappointed illusion that change is around the corner. It's about those who remain silent, who don’t take a stance but are then eaten up by inner conflicts.

_ Time: 11.30 (70 mins)

Puppet Beings Theatre

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

Let your imagination run as clothes on a washing line are brought to life by a magic balloon in a fusion of object theatre, contemporary and traditional puppet arts.

_ Time: 11.45 (45 mins)

Amina Khayyam Dance Co

Slut

I saw him looking at me when I danced. I saw the look in his eyes. I knew what he wanted to call me.. Sexuality, sexual grooming, stereotyping and cross-cultural perceptions are explored in this provocative new dance piece.

_ Time: 11.45 (55 mins)

Amer Hlehel

Taha

Taha Muhammad Ali is the beautiful picture of the Palestinian people – of all of us. In his verses, Taha documents survival after 50 years of loss – of his home, his lover, his friends and his shop.

_ Time: 11.50 (75 mins)

2Magpies Theatre

Last Resort

The alternative future for Guantanamo Bay: deckchairs, cocktails, and your feet in the sand. Performed in a secret enclave in the Summerhall basement, Last Resort takes you through the tropical haze on a unique multi-sensory package holiday.

_ Time: 12.00 (60 mins)

Lauren Mooney

Service

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)

Mamoru Iriguchi

Eaten

What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. Eaten invites children and grown-ups to the fascinating world of the food web. Eaten asks, what should we eat? And who should eat us?!

_ Time: 12.15 (55 mins)

Darkfield

Séance

Séance (Glen Neath and David Rosenberg) is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time inside a completely dark shipping container. It lasts for fifteen terrifying minutes

_ Time: 13.00, 13.20, 13.40, 14.00, 14.20, 14.40, 15.00, 15.20, 15.40, 19.00, 19.20, 19.40, 20.00, 20.20, 20.40, 21.00, 21.20 (20 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)

Canada Hub / Theatre Conspiracy with Aurora Nova

Foreign Radical

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)

National Theatre of Scotland

How to Act

Internationally renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl has travelled the globe on a life-long quest to discover the true essence of theatre. Today he is giving a masterclass, working with a hand-picked actor to demonstrate his unique methods.

_ Time: 13.10 (60 mins)

AIK Productions / Turtle Key Arts

Love, Bombs and Apples

Funny, poignant, powerful political theatre from award-winning playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak, using comedy to bravely tackle problems facing the Arab and Muslim communities across the world.

_ Time: 13.30 (60 mins)

Shaymaa Shoukry / Yazan Iwidat

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

These two new contemporary dance pieces from Palestine and Egypt question what it means to be Arab in today’s world. 'Mayhkomsh' tackles social judgement. 'Running Away' challenges cultural norms and burdens put on young Arabs' shoulders.

_ Time: 13.35 (45 mins)

fanSHEN

Lists for the End of the World

A joyful and touching view of the world through other people’s eyes, Lists… is an award-winning show composed entirely of lists. Includes: laughs, music, sad times, romance, some dancing, a dog*. (*No dog).

_ Time: 13.45 (60 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)

The Thief of Baghdad

Becoming Scheherazade

Magic and reality collide as one British Arab navigates the voyages of Sindbad and tries to make sense of his own family's relationship to their migration from Iraq to the UK.

_ Time: 15.00 (50 mins)

Binge Culture

Ancient Shrines and Half Truths

Join performance alchemists Binge Culture on an immersive audio experience to discover the city's hidden gems and meet authentic locals. 'One of the country’s most exciting, direct and original theatre companies' (NZ Herald).

_ Time: 15.15, 18.15 (60 mins)

Sun Son Theatre

Taiwan Season: Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness fuses traditional elements with contemporary theatre in an exploration of the feelings and emotions of a woman gnawed by time and her hidden aspirations, expectations, fears, secrets and ambitions.

_ Time: 15.15 (40 mins)

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

Mouthpiece

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)

Canada Hub / La Messe Basse with Aurora Nova

Siri

An actress on stage with her iPhone’s personal assistant, Siri, as her only partner. In a precise game of question and answer, their exchanges expose the bizarre metaphysical dimension of the machine and blur the limitations between them.

_ Time: 17.30 (70 mins)

Canada Hub / Groupe Gravel / Lepage with Aurora Nova

Thus Spoke...

Four performers take on the status quo in this irresistible piece of existential pop. Playfully defying conventions of theatre and dance, Thus Spoke... is the most philosophically charming show at the Fringe.

_ Time: 19.30 (70 mins)