ALL EVENTS | 14 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)

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)

Darkfield

Séance

Please note: the show takes place inside a pitch dark shipping container.

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)

CanadaHub / 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)

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 (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)

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)

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)

Arab Arts Focus

The Spoken and the Unspoken: Engaging Politics Through Performance

This event is free and unticketed

Arab Arts Focus Talks Programme supported by Tamasi Collective for the Performing Arts and curated by Jumana Al-Yasiri, Sundance Institute Theatre Programme.

_ 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)

Flying Bridge Theatre Ltd

Between the Crosses

This show takes place at the Army Reserve Centre, 89 East Claremont St

The last Durham Light Infantryman, a veteran of Ypres and Somme. What does it mean to survive, to be a hero, when all he wanted was to work with horses? ‘A truly superb play’ (WalesArtsReview.com).

_ 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)

Binge Culture

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

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)

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)

Jonny & the Baptists

Jonny & the Baptists: The Best of 2012-2017

Celebrate five years of silly songs and satirical anthems from the multi award-nominated musical comedy stars. Six performances only – advance booking essential! Stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and the BBC’s Live at Television Centre.

_ Time: 19.25 (55 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)

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)

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: 21.15 (60 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)

Show and Tell

Josie Long

Following last year's show Something Better, which opened at the Fringe and later went on to enjoy a sell-out nationwide tour, plus shows in the West End, Australia and New York; Josie is coming to Edinburgh this year for three silly late night shows. She thinks you should come.

_ Time: 23.00 (60 mins)