ALL EVENTS | 14 August, 2017 Order by: Date / title

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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)

The Place

Liquid Gold

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

Molly cooks. Molly does the dishes. Molly gets her little brother Joe ready for school. Molly is only 12, but she doesn't feel much like a kid anymore. Now Molly's mum is feeling better, maybe things will get back to normal. Can you help Molly learn how to be a kid again?

_ Time: 10.45 (50 mins)

The Letter Room

No Miracles Here

A tale of resilience, strength and the need to just stay on your feet, The Letter Room present a sweat-soaked marathon with Northern Soul. Packed with live music and wall-to-wall dancing, No Miracles Here is an anthem to feeling alive and keeping the faith. Supported by the RSC.

_ Time: 11.00 (60 mins)

Basal Zaraa and Tania El Khoury

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

_ Time: 11.00, 11.15, 11.30, 11.45, 12.00, 12.15, 12.30, 12.45, 15.00, 15.15, 15.30, 15.45, 16.00, 16.15, 16.30, 16.45 (15 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

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

The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out. This two-person show imagines a world where we’re forced to say less. It’s about what we say and how we say it, about the things we can only hear in the silence, about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.

_ 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

The old world orders are collapsing: from the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy extremist groups rip through twentieth century political certainties. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment; without the money, power and sex they think they deserve.

_ Time: 12.45 (60 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)

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)

Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre

Black Mountain

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 residents in her latest solo show. At the heart of Pike St. is Evelyn. She’s balancing welcoming her Navy SEAL brother home, keeping her eccentric father out of trouble and providing electricity for her daughter on life-support. All this before a hurricane hits NYC. Pike St. is one of 2017’s unmissable shows.

_ Time: 15.00 (75 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)

Flying Bridge Theatre Ltd

Between the Crosses

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. ★★★★★ Stage, ★★★★ Fest, ★★★★ ThreeWeeks.

_ 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)

Binge Culture

Break Up (We Need to Talk)

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 in Cardiff and living up to your family’s expectations is tough. Marc avoids his mum, disguises his cannabis plants with fake tomatoes at the allotment, and now has to bail his old man out of £6,000 owed to local loan shark Oggy. When he meets Lisa for the first time in years, things get even messier.

_ 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. Shaun and Dent grew up best friends on the same council estate in Skem. Dent left, full of ambition, but 10 years later she’s back. Can Shaun convince her Skem is an inheritance better than any house?

_ 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

When there’s no rule book, you just have to write your own… It’s 14 years since Kate O'Donnell transitioned and a lot has changed. However, where gender is concerned, are we still stuck in the dark ages? Through song, dance, hard-won wisdom and hilarity, You’ve Changed shines a light on the ins and outs and ups and downs of transitioning.

_ Time: 20.30 (60 mins)

Middle Child and Hull UK City of Culture 2017

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

Meet Leah and Chris; raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief they would be special. But what happens when dreams don’t become reality? Set over three decades, from Cool Britannia to Brexit Britain, this is gig theatre from the award-winning team behind 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)

Through intertwining narratives, songs to scream along with and time travel, 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)