ALL EVENTS | 01 August, 2019 Order by: Date / title

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Helen Milne Productions

Islander: A New Musical

Access: BSL Signed Performance 12/08. Captioned Performance 21/08.

Eilidh stares out to sea and dreams of a new life beyond her lonely island. Myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto her beach, changing her life forever.

_ Time: 10.00 (60 mins)

Kopergietery, KGbe, Arsenaal/Lazarus, Richard Jordan Productions, TRP, BiB, Summerhall

Buzz

In the overwhelming, desolate landscape of the Faroe Islands, a young person is found. Washed ashore. Adapted from Johan Harstad's acclaimed novel into a thrilling verbal, musical and visual experience by multiple Fringe First winners Kopergietery.

_ Time: 10.00 (70 mins)

Teuchter Company – Colin Bramwell

Umbrella Man

Audience participation, strong language/swearing. Access: relaxed performance 13/08

The story of a young man from the north of Scotland who tries to prove the Earth is flat: a tale of friendship, loss and conspiracy that will take you on a journey to the outer limits of common sense, and beyond.  

_ Time: 10.00 (60 mins)

Victor Esses and Ellie Keel Productions

Where to Belong

What makes a home for you? Victor Esses is Jewish-Lebanese, Brazilian and gay. Start your day with a tender exploration of how to find your place in a rich, complex world of identities. Emerge Performance Prize shortlisted.

_ Time: 10.10 (50 mins)

Chang Dance Theatre

Taiwan Season: Bout

Taiwan's award-winning Chang brothers (co-creators of Bon 4 Bon, a five-star hit at the 2018 Fringe) bounce back with a new trio that reveals fresh facets of their fraternal relationships and inherent conflicts of male bonding.

_ Time: 10.20 (40 mins)

Annie Cusick Wood, Honolulu Theatre Production supported by Catherine Wheels

Sparkle

Audience Participation. Access: BSL performance on 20/08. Relaxed performances on 07/08 & 14/08. Captioned Performances on 05/08, 14/08 & 23/08

Sparkle, who loves to dress in tutus, tiaras and sparkly dresses, finds on his first day of school that not everyone wants to let him shine. In this playful and poignant show, Sparkle discovers the joy of standing up for himself and being unique.  

_ Time: 10.20 (40 mins)

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd

On the Other Hand, We're Happy

Audience Participation, Strong Language/Swearing, some references to drug use and sex. Access: All performances captioned.

By Daf James.
A single Dad meets his adopted daughter for the first time. Then he agrees to meet her birth mother. A tender, funny, hopeful play about being a mum when your name is Dad.

_ Time: 11.20, 14.15 (70 mins)

Will Pickvance

First Piano on the Moon

Access: Captioned performances on 07 & 14/08.

The concert on the Moon is about to start. But where's the pianist? Solos, storytelling and theatrics from creator of critically acclaimed Anatomy of the Piano.

_ Time: 11.30 (60 mins)

Cardboard Citizens

Bystanders

Access: Captioned Performances on 01/08, 03/08, 05/08 & 24/08

A Windrush generation boxer, a Polish migrant marked with a tattoo and a man with a bottle of gin and a television in his shopping trolley.  Playfully serious and seriously playful.Last seen at the Fringe with Cathy in 2017, Cardboard Citizens return with an eye opening collection of homeless histories. Are we mere bystanders?    

_ Time: 11.30 (60 mins)

Mandy Tootill

Twin Peaks

Nudity, strong language/swearing, references to breast cancer.

Twin Peaks is an honest and fearless account of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30.  Faced with her own mortality, Mandy laughs into the cleavage of cancer.

_ Time: 11.30 (60 mins)

Reetta Honkakoski Company in association with From Start to Finnish

The Desk

One teacher. Five students. Five desks. A powerfully compelling show about dogma. Inspired by personal experience of a cult, this meticulous ensemble piece explores the seductive power of discipline, hierarchy and the search for an ultimate truth.

_ Time: 11.35 (60 mins)

Shinehouse Theatre

Taiwan Season: Fish

Access: Every performance will be BSL signed.

Sign language meets puppetry in this engaging, BSL-signed production based on Taiwanese author Huang Chunming's novel. Conflicts between a grandfather and grandson unfold in a touching, richly sensory experience aimed at, but not limited to, hearing-impaired audiences.

_ Time: 12.00 (40 mins)

Trick of the Light Theatre

Tröll

Access: Captioned performance on 06/08 & 07/08

From makers of The Bookbinder comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable in the vein of Stranger Things, combining storytelling, projection, and puppetry. 'Merging magic realism, sharp writing and brilliant performances' ★★★★★ - FringeFeed.com.au

_ Time: 12.05 (55 mins)

National Theatre Wales

Cotton Fingers

Scenes of a sexual nature, strong language/swearing, explores women's reproductive rights. Access: captioned on 07/08, 10/08, 14/08, 24/08.

Aoife's hungry and bored. Cillian makes a mean toastie. After boredom and hunger are satisfied in Cillian's bed, Aoife's life changes forever. As social and political upheaval grips her country, can Aoife regain control over her future?

_ Time: 12.15 (60 mins)

The Theatre Centre, CanadaHub

Sea Sick

The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off... Acclaimed science journalist Alanna Mitchell performs her terrifying, laugh-out-loud and ultimately hopeful story about climate change.

_ Time: 12.30 (70 mins)

By Tim Cowbury, Directed by Mark Maughan, Producer: James Quaife

The Claim

Access: Captioned performances on 07/08, 14/08 & 21/08

A bold, imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words.

_ Time: 12.50 (65 mins)

Trevor Lock

Community Circle

A prayer group? A 12-step meeting? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? (Unless you go back the next day?) 'Blew me away. An absolute masterclass in comedy performance' (Scotsman). '100% gag-free. Clever without being a smartarse. Go' (Mirror).

_ Time: 13.00, 18.00 (60 mins)

DARKFIELD

Coma

Strong language/swearing, show takes place in the dark and in a confined space.

Imagine the moment of waking up is actually the moment when your dream begins. In light of this new and strange reality, how can we save you from the unspeakable horrors which lurk in the dark tunnels of your mind?

_ Time: 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00, 21.30 (30 mins)

Demi Nandhra

Life is No Laughing Matter

Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing. Access: BSL signed performance 15/08

Life is No Laughing Matter's a performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cures attempts. Expect a selfish woman, her reluctant, shy doesn't-want-to-be-there partner, a f*ck ton of bananas, holy water and Yoko Ono.

_ Time: 13.00 (60 mins)

Chris Goode and Company

Narcolepsy - CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled.

Chris Goode's new solo show uses the life and death of River Phoenix to look back on the turbulent experience of queer life in the 90s, including the intense summer of his first Edinburgh Fringe, twenty-five years ago.

_ Time: 13.00 (70 mins)

Catherine Graindorge

Before the End

Catherine Graindorge – writer, violinist and actress – distils emotions with words, images and music to construct a moving story about the loss of her father. Acclaimed by press and audience in Belgium. Universal and emotional.

_ Time: 13.15 (60 mins)

National Theatre Wales

For All I Care

Contains strong language/swearing. Access: captioned on 07/08, 10/08, 14/08, 24/08.

Clara and Nyri. Two very different women. Two complicated lives. Both having a very bad day. Interweaving and unexpected connections collide in this fast-moving, touchingly funny one-woman show by Alan Harris.

_ Time: 13.30 (60 mins)

Cheryl Martin

Alaska

Access: Relaxed performances on 14/08, 15/08, 16/08, 17/08. This show contains distressing themes

Alaska is a funny, singing, dancing, magical trip to the moon: one woman's extraordinary story of surviving growing up with severe depression. A raw, powerful performance, with humour, heart, and soul, stunning vocals and beautiful imagery.

_ Time: 14.00 (50 mins)

Pickering's Gin, Summerhall Distillery

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

Involves Walking, Standing required for the entire show, and located in an alcohol production site.

Take a gin jolly with Pickering’s Gin in their home at Summerhall Distillery. Pickering’s and Tonic in hand, discover how the former kennels of the Royal (Dick) Vet School came to be Edinburgh’s first exclusive gin distillery in 150 years.

_ Time: 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 (75 mins)

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd

Daughterhood

Strong language/swearing, some references to sex. Access: all performances captioned.

By Charley Miles.
One sister stayed at home to care for Dad. The other set out to "make a difference". A beautiful, ferocious play from Charley Miles about the bonds that tie us and how we sometimes need to break them.

_ Time: 11.20, 14.15 (70 mins)

Jonny Donahoe

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness

This show contains Audience Participation and distressing Themes

Jonny Donahoe is the co-creator and performer of the international smash-hit Every Brilliant Thing. This is his first new solo show in five years. 'Painfully honest, funny, joyous – indeed, brilliant' (Guardian).

_ Time: 14.30 (60 mins)

Mr and Mrs Clark featuring Jonny Cotsen

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Access: All shows use creative captioning, English and BSL to make the show fully accessible for deaf and hearing audiences.

Meet Jonny: teacher, father, artist. He loves music, festivals and nightclubs. He longs to sing. Jonny is deaf. This is a moving, funny story of disconnection, difference and desperation to belong. British Council Showcase.

_ Time: 14.30 (65 mins)

ARTICLE 11, CanadaHub

Deer Woman

Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of Sexual Violence.

'My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.' So begins Deer Woman, a solo warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance created by ARTICLE 11, presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene.

_ Time: 14.30 (90 mins)

Vacuum Theatre

Passengers

Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing. Access: BSL signed performance on 14/08.

Multi award-winning writer Kit Redstone ('multi-layered and gripping' Lyn Gardner on previous show Testosterone) and director Jessica Edwards explore the epic battles within the mind and the incredible power of the psyche to protect itself from pain.

_ Time: 14.30 (60 mins)

Cie No Way Back / Milan Emmanuel

FrontX

FrontX shows a range of international hip-hop street artists who combine exceptional energy and resilience. Their fascinating personal life stories are the main theme of the show. How do these atypical individuals transcend their difficulties through their artistic practice?

_ Time: 15.00 (60 mins)

China Plate, Cambridge Junction and The Yard Theatre

All of Me

Access: BSL signed performance 16/08. This show contains nudity and distressing themes.

An absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark. Written and performed by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton, directed by Alex Swift (Mess).

_ Time: 15.10 (70 mins)

Summerhall Drinks Lab

Science of the Sesh 3.0

Standing only

Delve into the wonderful world of Science of the Sesh, with fun experiments, craft Scottish spirits and delicious cocktails, while learning about the science and history of your favourite drinks!

_ Time: 15.30, 20.30 (60 mins)

Rachael Young

Nightclubbing

Contains loud music, flashing lights but not strobe, and haze.

*The run of Nightclubbing has ended, but Rachael Young is performing another piece, OUT, in the same time slot.* Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in Nightclubbing; an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.

_ Time: 15.45 (60 mins)

Cumbernauld Theatre and Invited Guest

LipSync

A cast member of this performance has Cystic Fibrosis.

Two performers, one story, one life... One speaks the truth, one lies. Part-spoken, part-sung, intimate production. Previous Herald Angel winners: The Gardener.

_ Time: 16.05 (65 mins)

The Chop, CanadaHub

Pathetic Fallacy

Relaxed Performance on 14/08

A performer steps out of the show for personal reasons. Every day, a different stand-in takes on the central role to replace her. A live green screen is the backdrop for this show about the weather.

_ Time: 17.00 (60 mins)

Tomson Highway, Patricia Cano, Marcus Ali, CanadaHub

Songs in the Key of Cree

Cree-Canadian playwright Tomson Highway is one of history's most important Canadians (Maclean's Magazine). Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, he is accompanied by singer Patricia Cano and saxophonist Marcus Ali in this vivid compilation.

_ Time: 19.00 (60 mins)

Rebecca Northan, Spontaneous Theatre, CanadaHub

Blind Date

Audience Participation, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing

A sexy French clown goes on a blind date with a willing gentleman from the audience. Expect improv, naughty clowning, strong language, spiritual nudity and hilarity.  

_ Time: 21.00 (90 mins)