ALL EVENTS | 03 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)

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

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)

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

Recommended for ages 4+ but all ages welcome. Relaxed Performances: 8th, 15th and 22nd

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

Performed in Arabic with English surtitles.

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

This show is recommended for ages 3 and older.

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

Please note the seating for this performance is deckchairs.

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, 18.30 (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)

Mamoru Iriguchi

Eaten

Schools Bookings - £5 per school pupil, 1 teacher free for every 10 pupils. Please book by calling Summerhall Box Office at 0131 560 1581

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)

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: 10.30, 11.00, 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)

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)

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

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)

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

Please note this event takes place outdoors. Umbrellas can be provided.

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)

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: 13.30, 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)

Barney's Beer Ltd

Barney's Brewery Tours

Welcome to Edinburgh’s longest established non-continuously operating brewery! Ever wondered what really goes on inside a brewery? You’re welcomed in to Barney’s Beer at Summerhall to do just that. You’ll be given samples of our most popular beers, shown the ins and outs of our small operation, and given a lesson on the history and science of our trade by one of our brewery professionals.

_ Time: 15.00, 17.00 (45 mins)

CanadaHub / 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)

CanadaHub / Groupe Gravel / Lepage with Aurora Nova

Thus Spoke...

Thus Spoke… is an electrifying piece of existential pop from two of Montreal’s most celebrated artists. Playfully challenging the status quo, writer, Étienne Lepage and choreographer, Frédérick Gravel defy convention in this irresistible antidote to apathy.

_ Time: 19.30 (70 mins)