ALL EVENTS | 12 August, 2019 Order by: Date / title

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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)

Francesca Moody Productions

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Strong Language/Swearing, language of a sexual nature. Access: Captioned performances on 10/08 & 15/08.

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Richard Gadd has a chilling story to tell about obsession, delusion, and the terrifying ramifications of a fleeting mistake.   An unmissable debut play, directed by Olivier Award Winner Jon Brittain.

_ Time: 18.25, 22.35, 23.55 (65 mins)

432 Presents

Bodega

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue.

New York's art rockers Bodega come to Summerhall this August for the Festival. 'Riot grrrl rant meets deadpan satire' ★★★★ - The Observer.

_ Time: 19.30 (210 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)

Daniel Kitson

Daniel Kitson: Shenanigan

Something new, vaguely experimental, unfinished and frankly, quite unlikely to ever be finished, by Daniel Kitson.

_ Time: 22.35 (90 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)

Ben Walters

Dr Duckie’s Homemade Mutant Hope Machines

Free (ticketed)

Utopia ain’t gonna build itself. This call to arms, based on doctoral research with queer performance collective Duckie, proposes new ways of thinking, feeling and acting to make better worlds, right here, right now.

_ Time: 14.00 (90 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)

Dirty Protest

How to Be Brave

Strong Language/Swearing. Access: Captioned performances on 07/08, 14/08, 21/08

Siân Owen's one-woman play, produced by the company behind fringe hit Sugar Baby,  is about what we're made of and learning to be brave when your world’s falling apart.

_ Time: 15.45 (60 mins)

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)

Eva O'Connor

Mustard

A one woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism from award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor.

_ Time: 11.30 (55 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)

Boundless Theatre and Boom Shakalaka Productions

Parakeet

Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing. Access: captioned performances on 07/08, 14/08 & 21/08.

A musical feast for the ears, eyes and heart, Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy’s new show lands from Margate. Find your flock, ruffle some feathers and discover empathy is the new punk.

_ Time: 17.05 (60 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)

Francesca Moody Productions

Square Go

Strobe Lighting. Access: Captioned performances on 10/08 & 15/08

The unmissable, Fringe-First-award-winning show from Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair returns. A raucous play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the challenge to step up or run.

_ Time: 21.15 (60 mins)

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Join us inside a converted 1970s caravan for puppetry, shadows, absurd object theatre and live soundscapes to get lost in. Escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same.

_ Time: 11.00, 11.45, 12.30, 13.10, 13.55, 15.15, 15.55, 16.35, 17.15 (20 mins)

Middle Child

The Canary and the Crow

Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing. Access: Captioned performances on 07/08, 14/08 & 21/08

The award-winning Middle Child present The Canary and the Crow, brand new gig theatre about the journey of a working class black kid who is accepted to a prestigious grammar school.

_ Time: 19.50 (65 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, 23.55 (65 mins)

Daniel Hellman, Swiss Selection Edinburgh

Traumboy

Audience Participation, Scenes of a Sexual Nature. Access: Captioned performance 18/08

Daniel is an artist. He is also a sex worker. Traumboy explores why he chose this profession and why having sex for money is still considered taboo. Where do your boundaries lie? Performed in response to Anne Welenc's Traumgirl.

_ Time: 20.10 (75 mins)