Many companies bring work to the Fringe which has been made accessible through BSL interpretation, captioning, audio description, or with touch tours or relaxed performances.

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Audio described performances

52 Souls

ZOO Playground | Playground 3 (Theatre)

 

Show description

Humanity has both a morbid curiosity and an instinctual repulsion when it comes to death. Over the next 50 minutes we'll find out which is stronger. Although it's something we'll all go through, death is one of the least understood parts of the human experience, so Chronic Insanity is diving into the deep end. 52 Souls is an open and fun examination of death and our reactions to this terrifying inevitability. Using a pack of cards, the audience randomly generates a performance to understand humanity's obsession with – and ignorance about – death.

Audio described performance dates: 05/08/2022, 06/08/2022, 20/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,19/08/2022, 26/08/2022, 27/08/2022, 28/08/2022, 21/08/2022, 22/08/2022, 24/08/2022, 23/08/2022, 25/08/2022, 18/08/2022, 17/08/2022, 16/08/2022, 15/08/2022, 14/08/2022, 07/08/2022, 08/08/2022, 09/08/2022, 10/08/2022, 11/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Art27's First Hand: Women Artists Exhibition

ART27scotland | Exhibition Space (Exhibitions)

 

Show description

Art27’s First Hand: Women Artists combines the work of four award-winning artists who have had residencies at Art27 scotland. These international-facing artworks all explore themes of the artist's homes, current and previous, from Pan African Art by Maryam Yahia Mohamed, street photography by renowned Iranian photojournalist Laleh Sherkat, prints by Polish visual and sound artist Marta Adamowicz, and Displaced Paintings by Yemeni Artist Shatha Altowai.

Audio described performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

Additional info: Please make any additional requests and our staff will try and provide.

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Bloody Mary: Live!

Pleasance at EICC | Lammermuir Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

Teen Queen Mary Tudor takes to the mic to rehab her 'bloody' image. In this gleefully vicious stand-up special, Bloody Mary tackles the drama every #queenager deals with: divorced parents, sibling rivalry and religious purges (...oops). Shortlisted for the 2020 LET Award, Bloody Mary: Live! is a smart, irreverent blend of stand-up and a one-woman show. 'Olivia Miller dazzles in this tart and punky solo show' (Guardian). 'Will be loved by both theatre and comedy fans' (ElementaryWhatsOn.com). 'Witty and energetic' (BroadwayWorld.com). ***** (WestEndBestFriend.co.uk).

Audio described performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

Additional info: Must be booked through the box office/access team.

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Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Pleasance Courtyard | Pleasance Below (Theatre)

 

Show description

Charlie Russell wants to do a show in Edinburgh, but all she can think about is what she wants people to think of it and, ultimately, of her. So rather than focusing on what she wants to say, she's just going to create a show that will please absolutely everyone by trying to hit as many solo Fringe show tropes and styles as possible within an hour. That's doable, right? Because she can't just be herself... can she? Funny, entertaining with a big beating heart that just wants to be loved.

Audio described performance dates: 22/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

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Civilisation

ZOO Southside | Main House (Theatre)

 

Show description

Jaz Woodcock-Stewart from award-winning company Antler collaborates with choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple. A hairdryer, an oven, a letter opener. The local church, fiscal policy and Marie Kondo's folding technique. Civilisation is about the things we've lost and the things we've built. Civilisation is a day in the life of a woman following a tragic event. An experiment in theatrical realism and contemporary dance. From the creator behind critically acclaimed Lands, Civilisation is a sideways look at the untheatrical reality of loss. Music by ABBA and Bach. Horizon: Performance Created in England

Audio described performance dates: 26/08/2022

Audio description method: Not Selected

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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D Ý R A

Summerhall | Former Womens Locker Room (Music)

 

Show description

Inspired by Dýrafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland, SHHE presents D Ý R A; a sonic journey evoking landscapes and liminal states. Combining ambisonic and hydrophone recordings and presented in surround sound, D Ý R A is an intimate reimagining of the meditative Dýrafjörður landscape. MadeinScotlandShowcase.com

Audio described performance dates: 06/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

Additional info: The show is an installation that is mainly sound based, but there will the visual element of the lighting, which is what would be described. In person audio description to any users who book. There would be a short introduction to the visual elements on the way in, and audio describer would then enter the space with any users to provide a quiet description of any relevant visual changes if needed. The recommended way to experience the show will be lying down on the floor. However, seats will be available for anyone whose access requirements mean they will need one.

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Exodus

Traverse Theatre | Traverse 1 (Theatre)

 

Show description

How far will a politician go? In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up… An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, even if it's a human one. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Audio described performance dates: 19/08/2022,13/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: No

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Head Girl

theSpace on North Bridge | Fife Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. Head Girl navigates the 21st century and girl boss mentality, whilst still practising self-care seven days a week. Becca is running in the campaign for head girl at school and running herself into the ground, all with a smile on her face. But who is she doing all this work for? A platonic love story that will be full of adoration and careful ambition. 'Fringe Theatre at its best' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'In awe' (BBC Radio).

Audio described performance dates: 10/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Yes

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Head Girl

theSpace on the Mile | Space 2 (Theatre)

 

Show description

A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. Head Girl navigates the 21st century and girl boss mentality, whilst still practising self-care seven days a week. Becca is running in the campaign for head girl at school and running herself into the ground, all with a smile on her face. But who is she doing all this work for? A platonic love story that will be full of adoration and careful ambition. 'Fringe Theatre at its best' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'In awe' (BBC Radio).

Audio described performance dates: 10/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Yes

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Heroes

ZOO Southside | Main House (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Heroes. What is going on in a mind of a severely injured person undergoing a surgery after a serious car crash? Our leading character literally fights for his life – with us, you can get a peek of his colourful inner world. The performance combines a pantomime and inventive acrobatics. Shock, sadness, hope and even humour! Brace yourselves for an emotional rollercoaster. Innovative production bringing together masters of their disciplines. Starring award-winning mime Radim Vizváry. Czech group Losers Cirque Company are directed by Daniel Špinar, head of the National Theatre.

Audio described performance dates: 14/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Heroin to Hero

Army @ The Fringe | Drill Hall (Theatre)

 

Show description

The one-man show based on the true and unbelievable story of Paul Boggie who went from heroin addict to guarding the Queen at Buckingham palace. On death’s door from a heroin addiction, failed by the system designed to keep him there for profit, Paul needed to free himself from his doomed future. This show is a roller-coaster ride of hard-to-believe coincidences and heartache that led Paul to guarding the Queen! Thrown into an intoxicating visceral world that will leave you questioning your beliefs, you will see Paul’s life choices open up endless possibilities.

Audio described performance dates: 27/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

Additional info: Sennheiser 2020 Digital and Sennheiser 1039 UHF audio equipment and systems will provide the wireless radio receivers for the audio description. These devices deliver high-quality audio for excellent speech intelligibility with minimal background noise, to give a comfortable experience to our listeners. We have a dedicated Audio Description Kit which provides everything we need for the audio describer. ​You must book the headset in advance, please contact [email protected] to do this.

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How to Be a Better Human

Summerhall | Red Lecture Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

'2019... I lost Dad. Well, I didn't lose him. I knew where he was – in the coffin at the front of the crem.' A spoken word comedy about grief, loss and self-acceptance telling Chris' story of losing Dad and Wife in the space of a few months. Exploring lightness and humour in death and divorce. How we can lose everything and find the strength to rebuild. How growing a beard can be the best decision of your life and why some hedgehogs are absolute dickheads. 'True artistic vulnerability' (Leeds Playhouse).

Audio described performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022,09/08/2022,04/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Pleasance Courtyard | The Cellar (Comedy)

 

Show description

Party with carnage-wielding, mayhem-manifesting, award-winning, human disco ball Katie Pritchard, in her debut musical-comedy hour, as she tries to figure out 'who she is' while possibly dressed as a pavlova. 'Inventive and hilarious' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'An explosion of joyful lunacy' (Shortlist). Winner: Musical Comedy Award. Winner: 2Northdown New Comedian. Praise for previous work: 'An explosion of joyful lunacy' (Shortlist). 'Fantastically weird' (Femedy.home.blog). 'Inventive and hilarious' (BroadwayBaby.com); 'Katie Pritchard is a veritable Sizewell B' (Chortle.co.uk). As seen on Harry Hill's Clubnite and Pulped for Channel 4.

Audio described performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,11/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,10/08/2022,14/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,23/08/2022,22/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,29/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Mama Love

Summerhall | Red Lecture Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

Mama Love is a one-woman show in which Lea Blair Whitcher plays with the absurdities of the idealised and toxic images of motherhood in which she finds herself enmeshed. Against the backdrop of the 2020 Swiss vote on granting new fathers a whole two weeks' paternity leave (18 years behind the Brits' oh-so generous offer), Whitcher links lived experience with current discourses on motherhood, thrashing out a path through a jungle of everyday situations, social clichés and quizzical utopian models of life in a society beyond the bounds of patriarchy.

Audio described performance dates: 11/08/2022,18/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

Additional info: Audio Described by Christopher McKiddide

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Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Pleasance Courtyard | Pleasance Beyond (Comedy)

 

Show description

'Telepathically challenged. Blissfully Funny' (Metro). 'Can't read an autocue, never mind a mind' (Financial Times). Mind Mangler returns to the stage following a reasonably good two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn conference centre, suite 2b. His new solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind. This hilarious new comedy from Mischief, the team behind Magic Goes Wrong and The Play That Goes Wrong, with Henry Lewis will leave you gasping for breath.

Audio described performance dates: 22/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

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Mischief Movie Night

Pleasance at EICC | Pentland Theatre (Comedy)

 

Show description

Mischief return to the Edinburgh Fringe stepping back to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! Every show is different with you suggesting a genre, location and title and Mischief hilariously bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, directors cuts, thrilling live music and DVD extras that will have you howling with laughter. Over 100,000 households tuned in from over 45 countries to watch the live-streamed version in lockdown, now Mischief's Olivier nominated improv delight is back on stage.

Audio described performance dates: 23/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

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Night Dances

ZOO Southside | Main House (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

A series of dance poems expressing the invisible, energetic, connective tissue that joins us. An assault on the senses and an ode to the body, all breathing the same air, blood, sweat and tears. Love, fury, pride sharing a moment. Punch a hole into the future. A deep groove for our eyes, ears and hearts. This one’s for all of us. The time for dancing has come. Live music by Daniel Fox (Gilla Band). May the salt from our sweat unite us. ‘Raucous, loud, sweaty… a thrilling hour of relentless dancing and music’ **** (Irish Times).

Audio described performance dates: 20/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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One of Two

Summerhall | Old Lab (Theatre)

 

Show description

Trapped in the bathroom with an evil tattie, Jack wrestles with the reality of living alone. Jack Hunter's inspiring* debut comedy is full of heart and a half-empty bag of Weetos. A true tale of twins growing up with cerebral palsy. Jump aboard the "strugglebus" with Jack as he steers through the intersectionality of disability, whilst honking at societal attitudes and Eddie Redmayne's career choices. Supported by Summerhall's Mary Dick Award. Developed through Playwrights' Studio Scotland's Disabled Playwright Programme. Jack recently starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre. *Inspiration not guaranteed.

Audio described performance dates: 05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,23/08/2022,28/08/2022,21/08/2022,14/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,19/08/2022,18/08/2022,17/08/2022,16/08/2022,03/08/2022,04/08/2022

Audio description method: Not Selected

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Sad Book

ZOO Southside | Main House (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

'Stand-out dance of the summer' (Guardian on 201's Skin). We all have some sad stuff – maybe you have some right now, as you read this. What makes Michael most sad is thinking about his son Eddie, who died. Through an intimate, visual spectacle that includes dance, storytelling, animation and original music, 201 and Choreographer Andrea Walker bring Michael Rosen's award-winning book to the stage.

Audio described performance dates: 28/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Sagas and Seascapes

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Music)

 

Show description

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orkney composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen á Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Audio described performance dates: 17/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

Additional info: AD provided by Veronica Kinahan

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Sagas and Seascapes

Scottish Storytelling Centre Online | Scottish Storytelling Centre Online (Music)

 

Show description

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orkney composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen á Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Audio described performance dates: 17/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

Additional info: AD provided by Veronica Kinahan

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Sense of Centre

Dance Base | Studio 3 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Sense of Centre is a moving dance solo from award-winning choreographer Jack Webb. Dance, object manipulation and projection combine to explore our longing for home, need for connection and the body as a place of sanctuary from the modern world. A compelling meditation of our increasing sense of loneliness and isolation and the basic human need for a centre of gravity. In a world that is fractured and breaking apart, Sense of Centre, is a powerful return to the simplicity of nature and the importance of belonging. In association with Feral. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Audio described performance dates: 24/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Shame on You!

Summerhall | Demonstration Room (Theatre)

 

Show description

You can be ashamed of many things. Of yourself, your family. Of your country, your President. Of your actions and inactions. This is what we, a Swiss/Russian duo, wrote three years ago. And today we are deeply ashamed – of Russia and its President. Following a journey through Switzerland, Russia and Pakistan this Archive on Shame explores seemingly banal everyday situations and painful experiences of violence and discrimination, against which a spectrum of shame unfolds. With live music and personal testimony this confronting show comes to Edinburgh in a changed world.

Audio described performance dates: 18/08/2022,11/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

Additional info: Audio Described by Christopher McKiddide

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Some Other Mirror

Pianodrome at the Old Royal High | Pianodrome Amphitheatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

A solo show about a gender identity crisis, in the high-pressure isolation of lockdown. The performer fights to come to terms with being a trans man, and on his journey, is visited by alternative versions of himself who offer various kinds of advice. The show explores a transmasculine experience of feminism, internalised transphobia, self-love, self-hatred and self-actualisation, with audiences calling it 'a captivating look at a trans experience' and 'a beautiful, thought-provoking tour de force'. This autobiographical performance is written and performed by Laurence Owen and produced by award-winning theatre company, Chronic Insanity.

Audio described performance dates: 05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,09/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

Additional info: All performances will be audio described, it'll be built into the show and spoken on stage by the performers.

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The Grandmothers Grimm

Greenside @ Riddles Court | Thistle Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit and murder... Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are editing the darkness out of old stories. Little by little, the voices of the storytellers who created the tales are eroded away. What will be saved and what will be forgotten? The Grandmothers Grimm explores women’s role in the creation of the Brothers Grimm’s famous fairy-tale anthology. Discover a night of folk and fairy tales unlike any you've ever heard before. 'A unique and slightly macabre drama' (BingeFringe.com). 'A thought-provoking and extremely enjoyable hour' (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). 'Laugh out loud funny' (FeministFringeReviews.wordpress.com).

Audio described performance dates: 15/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,22/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

Additional info: The script has integrated audio description.

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The Man Who Planted Trees

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Theatre)

 

Show description

This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past 14 years, with repeat appearances at the Sydney Opera House and Off-Broadway. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling. 'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown ups. Terrific' (Guardian). 'It is very, very rare to find something that appeals as effortlessly to adults and children as this magical show' ***** (Scotsman). ‘Cannot be recommended too highly’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info).

Audio described performance dates: 17/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

Additional info: Please contact [email protected] or 0131 556 9579 for further information.

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The Not So Ugly Duckling: A Play for Grownups

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Theatre)

 

Show description

We think we know this story. But when two older women retell a familiar tale, they find dark places and unanswered questions. Entering life's gloriously chaotic duckpond, they celebrate the pains and joys of lives well-lived. Maria MacDonell and Jo Clifford write and perform this novel storytelling reimagining, directed by Ian Cameron and with designs from Ali Maclaurin. (Lighting Design by Roddy Simpson, Sound Design by Georgina MacDonell Finlayson) MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Audio described performance dates: 21/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Yes

Additional info: Please contact [email protected] or 0131 556 9579 for further information.

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The Relentless Approach of Better Times

ZOO Southside | Studio (Music)

 

Show description

The Relentless Approach of Better Times is Emma Smith's testimony to the importance of galvanised positive action in response to forced mass migration, climate change and political corruption. An urgent and compelling solo double-bass performance with electronics, it features film and recordings from Smith's work for Musicians Without Borders in Palestine and El Salvador. Emma gives space to reflect on the effects of trauma and invites you to experience how music is fundamental to our survival. Be transported by music and images through a journey from anxiety to hope. Part of the MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Audio described performance dates: 17/08/2022

Audio description method: Not Selected

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

University of Edinburgh Playfair Library | Playfair Library (Theatre)

 

Show description

A wild session of anarchic theatre, haunting, authentic folk music and strange goings-on, created by David Greig and Wils Wilson who are revisiting their award-winning legendary original production in the extraordinary surroundings of the Playfair Library. 'You shouldn’t miss this for the world’ ***** (Herald). Inspired by the original National Theatre of Scotland commissioned production. Presented with support from The University of Edinburgh.

Audio described performance dates: 11/08/2022

Audio description method: Not Selected

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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This is Paradise

Traverse Theatre | Traverse 2 (Theatre)

 

Show description

10 April 1998, Belfast. The Good Friday Agreement is signed, promising peace to Northern Ireland. Across the city, Kate receives a call from a desperate young woman, compelling her to return to a relationship she left in another life, and embark upon a journey which risks the uneasy peace she has since made for herself. A powerful, intimate, dream-like monologue shimmering with the vibrancy of life, This is Paradise explores what happens when one woman is asked to rescue the man who promised to destroy her – and how we can begin again. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Audio described performance dates: 25/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: No

Additional info: Audio Description headsets can be collected at the venue box office upon arrival.Anyone booked in requiring audio description must meet with the Audio Describer 30 minutes prior to the performance in the foyer so that they can explain how it will work.

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Tinted

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose | Nip (Theatre)

 

Show description

'There's no access guide to sex; how to consensually sh*g your blind girlfriend.' Undateable? Laura is funny, creative and sexy. She wishes she could move out of her parents' house occasionally, but being visually impaired is not a flaw, even if some people treat it as one. But when you're disabled, the lines of consent get a bit... tinted. Originally written as a disabled response to #MeToo, Tinted examines bodily autonomy in the group society often leaves behind.

Audio described performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,19/08/2022,12/08/2022,11/08/2022,18/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,17/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,28/08/2022,21/08/2022,16/08/2022,23/08/2022

Audio description method: Integrated

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Wilf

Traverse Theatre | Traverse 1 (Theatre)

 

Show description

Calvin is going to revolutionise his life. Escape his abusive boyfriend, detonate his inner sex bomb, see (and shag) the world! Now he’s found his partner in crime in Wilf, a rusty Volkswagen Polo. Together they hit the road on a wild ride of greasy takeaways, graveyard orgies and banging 80s power ballads – ending up somewhere they never imagined they’d go… This riotous, heartfelt play takes audiences on a hilarious and unapologetic ride through Scotland as Calvin and Wilf attempt to escape loneliness, cope with mental illness and learn to love themselves, with the help of one another.

Audio described performance dates: 19/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: No

Additional info: Audio Description headsets can be collected at the venue box office upon arrival.

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Worn

Dance Base | Studio 1 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Worn is an exquisite and emotive dance production, exploring how the body is affected by time and space, and the experiences, marks and scars that become part of our history and affect our present and possible futures. Choreographed and performed by acclaimed contemporary dance duo, Errol White and Davina Givan, Worn draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, making the cracks into a beautiful and valuable part of the object and asks very relevant questions about the acceptance of transience and imperfection in our Instagram culture.

Audio described performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022

Audio description method: Unit with Headset

Headset booking required?: Not Selected

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Captioned performances

40/40

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | ZOO Southside (Main House)

 

Show description

Kat is a woman (has been for quite a while now). She is a migrant (since 1999) from the Thracian Valley in Bulgaria. In 2022 (surrounded by family and friends), she turned 40. To celebrate and mark this moment she gave herself the permission to do the one thing she had always wanted to – make a dance solo. Kat has always danced, but she has never before been a dancer. But then, she's never been 40 before either. This is the result of 40 years of joy and hardship, laughter and tears, super tunes and super moves.

Captioned performance dates: 14/08/2022,15/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022
Captioned mode: Not Selected
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain

Theatre | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

Show description

We all live under the same sky. It’s just that, beneath that sky, there’s some arsehole saying 'don’t stand here, stand there and shut your mouth'. Elif shears sheep for a rich landowner. Every waking hour she spends queuing outside the palace, hoping the King will let her live within the city walls. She comes from a far-away land, searching for sanctuary. This is what we call a hostile environment. A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain from award-winning playwright Sami Ibrahim is a poetic fable of an impenetrable immigration system that mirrors our own.

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,15/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Children's Shows | Summerhall (Main Hall)

 

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's darkly comic tale brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen of a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable – a very old man with enormous wings. Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Un Senor Muy Viejo Con Unas Alas Enormes, this classic piece of magic realism is brought to the stage with beautiful, strange, emotional richness. 'A model of ingenuity' **** (Irish Times). 'Perfection' ***** (TheArtsReview.com). Winner of Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019. Funded by Culture Ireland.

Captioned performance dates: 26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Able(ish)

Theatre | Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Forest Theatre)

 

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Written and preformed by Tamara Al-Bassam in her debut Fringe production, Able(ish) is a lighthearted monologue about one woman’s uphill struggle applying for disability support while coming to terms with her own strengths and limitations.

Captioned performance dates: 19/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captions provided by Claire Hill of Edinburgh Fringe Captioning.

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An Audience With Milly-Liu

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (The Attic)

 

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An Audience With Milly-Liu is a one-man cat-drag, late-night comedy. The last chapter in the autobiography of an infamous feline movie star. Milly-Liu has worked with the best of them... She wants to tell her side of the story... And she promises to give you a night to forget! Come join her in An Audience With... but be warned, Milly-Liu takes no prisoners and will throw you around like a half-dead mouse. Orville the duck said: 'She made me cum, twice... and I’m not even a cat'.

Captioned performance dates: 17/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (Cabaret Bar)

 

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Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and former chair of BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, as it turns out, is really bloody hard. Stand-up, stories and jokes from '...a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic' (Guardian). 'Well thought out, quick-fire one-liners are delivered by a down-to-earth and likeable stage persona' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'An extremely entertaining fresh slant' **** (One4Review.co.uk). 'Great punchlines galore' **** (EdFestMag.com).

Captioned performance dates: 17/08/2022,23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (Forth)

 

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Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and former chair of BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, as it turns out, is really bloody hard. Stand-up, stories and jokes from '...a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic' (Guardian). 'Well thought out, quick-fire one-liners are delivered by a down-to-earth and likeable stage persona' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'An extremely entertaining fresh slant' **** (One4Review.co.uk). 'Great punchlines galore' **** (EdFestMag.com).

Captioned performance dates: 17/08/2022,23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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birthday girl

Theatre | theSpace on the Mile (Space 1)

 

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This is a play about birthdays. It's also about growing up, the future and the inevitability of ageing – a prospect that you are finding increasingly unnerving. At its heart, birthday girl confronts fears of the future and how scary it can feel to grow older. Mixing together various anecdotes of birthdays past, it highlights how important these milestones are. For 45 minutes, we see inside the head of the otherwise unnamed birthday girl. We only know her age and that it is her birthday – other than that, this girl could be anyone, possibly even you.

Captioned performance dates: 24/08/2022,25/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Block'd Off

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs)

 

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Working-class means many things now. Everyone knows the stereotypes, but it's time to hear their voices. A father putting his hopes on his daughter's future. A couple of dealers attempting to flee the country. A tutor manipulating his way to normality. A florist always running from brutality. Another young boy, stabbed too close to home. This is a story about people trapped in the cycle of deprivation. Based on real stories and real lives, Block'd Off is a hard-hitting one-woman play exposing what it's like to be working-class in London today. Supported by the Pleasance's Generate Fund.

Captioned performance dates: 17/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Blood and Gold

Theatre | Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh (The Lyceum Studio)

 

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Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery by award-winning Scottish/Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies. A dying mother gives her daughter a box containing three clues to a priceless treasure. This sets in motion a journey filled with humour and tragedy that considers the importance of ritual, identity and belonging. 'An exquisite piece of storytelling performed with choreographic grace and a mesmerising delivery' **** (Guardian).

Captioned performance dates: 18/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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BOGEYMAN

Theatre | Pleasance Dome (QueenDome)

 

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'Our modern life was built on the backs of the oppressed – if they were to demand repayment, would you be afraid?' In 1791, a voodoo ceremony begins the Haitian Revolution to end enslavement on the island. In the present, a man is haunted by ghosts in his city. From the creators of the highly acclaimed Splintered (***** (Guardian)) BOGEYMAN is a ghost story that playfully combines music, movement and history in the ultimate underdog story of resistance against the oppressor. Powerful, moving and ultimately uplifting, BOGEYMAN is a thrilling, genre-defying tale of hope, rebellion and connection.

Captioned performance dates: 20/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Boy Ant

Spoken Word | Fringe Online (YouTube)

 

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On the sand of his seaside home town, Myles Wheeler monologues about home, hospitals and let’s say hope for the alliteration. Returning home after finishing university, the twenty something ebbs and flows through anecdotes and poems about growing up around illness (fun), getting your five-a-day (relatable) and how to start a life away from your childhood home (after spending so much time as a kid replicating it in crayon). Race ya to the beach? Myles Wheeler has produced work for YouTube, the BBC and was a part of Apples and Snakes Writers Room in 2021.

Captioned performance dates: 01/08/2022,02/08/2022,03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,22/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022,29/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: The show will have manually added closed captions provided by the artist which can be switched on by viewers and will contain descriptions of all sound from the show.

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Breathless

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker Two)

 

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What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves? Opening up to new experiences in her late 30s, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself. When a secret she’s keeping from those she loves, and even from herself, threatens to unravel it all, she has to make a choice. Who or what will she decide to give up? Breathless is a funny, honest and stylish exploration of the knife-edge of hoarding, from the joy, to the addiction and suffocating shame. From Laura Horton, Plymouth Laureate of Words, own experience of clothes hoarding.

Captioned performance dates: 26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Brown Boys Swim

Theatre | Pleasance Dome (JackDome)

 

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Best friends Mohsen and Kash are gearing up for the biggest night of their lives – Jess Denver's pool party. There's just one problem... they can't swim. Fuelled by halal Haribo and chicken wings, the pair throw themselves in at the deep end, tackling cramped cubicles and cold showers as they learn how to be at one with the water. Fierce, funny, and brimming with heart, Karim Khan examines the pressures faced by young Muslim men in this exhilarating new play about fitting in and striking out. Presented by Fringe First Award-winning The North Wall.

Captioned performance dates: 22/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioned by Claire Hill

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Caste-ing

Theatre | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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Caste-ing explores the experiences of three black actresses using beatboxing, rap, song and spoken word. An entertaining and rhythmic showcase of the realities, structures and pressures of the acting industry, and how black women navigate these situations. We watch them as they attempt to maintain their sense of self, their faith, friendships and of course, careers. How can they remain true to their values in an industry seemingly intent on pitting them against each other? What do they do when the pressures become too much?

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,27/08/2022,20/08/2022,12/08/2022,19/08/2022,26/08/2022,11/08/2022,25/08/2022,18/08/2022,10/08/2022,17/08/2022,24/08/2022,08/08/2022,15/08/2022,22/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
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Cerys Bradley: Sportsperson

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)

 

Show description

Sportsperson is written and performed by Cerys Bradley (Soho Theatre Young Company, Amused Moose semi-finalist, 2020). It's a show about playing sport and fitting in and how Cerys is quite bad at both of those things. It's also a show about being non-binary, embarrassed about wearing lycra and how spending your childhood in a car whilst your parents watch your brother play football (and rugby and tennis and cricket) definitely doesn't leave you with a massive chip on your shoulder. As seen on BBC Wales. 'Slick and quick-witted' (DIVA).

Captioned performance dates: 14/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Open captioning provided on a 100x30cm LED screen.

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Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Below)

 

Show description

Charlie Russell wants to do a show in Edinburgh, but all she can think about is what she wants people to think of it and, ultimately, of her. So rather than focusing on what she wants to say, she's just going to create a show that will please absolutely everyone by trying to hit as many solo Fringe show tropes and styles as possible within an hour. That's doable, right? Because she can't just be herself... can she? Funny, entertaining with a big beating heart that just wants to be loved.

Captioned performance dates: 18/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Civilisation

Theatre | ZOO Southside (Main House)

 

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Jaz Woodcock-Stewart from award-winning company Antler collaborates with choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple. A hairdryer, an oven, a letter opener. The local church, fiscal policy and Marie Kondo's folding technique. Civilisation is about the things we've lost and the things we've built. Civilisation is a day in the life of a woman following a tragic event. An experiment in theatrical realism and contemporary dance. From the creator behind critically acclaimed Lands, Civilisation is a sideways look at the untheatrical reality of loss. Music by ABBA and Bach. Horizon: Performance Created in England

Captioned performance dates: 23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Closure

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Baby Grand)

 

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Why be the bigger person when you can be the last one standing? Ink and Curtains make their Edinburgh debut hot on the heels of their first national tour with this tale of a dinner party with a dark secret. Alex and Laura quickly learn that their friend Mia may not let them all leave alive. Closure wields dark comedy and vicious catharsis to explore feminine rage, women's rights and – more importantly – women's wrongs.

Captioned performance dates: 25/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Delicious Fruit

Theatre | Pleasance Dome (10Dome)

 

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Ayden and Lizard want to be cool, sexually-liberated queers. But the cis-straight world is a real boner killer. If they talk to enough queers about sex, desire and intimacy, can they kickstart a revolution in society, and in their pants!? Verbatim sex stories and anarchic punk songs cum together in an orgiastic rebellion against shame. These intimate interviews with queer people explore kink, community and self-worth with humour and honesty. Following the acclaimed Sound Cistem, Plaster Cast dance, sing and f*ck through the sticky mess of sexuality. What can queer sex do for you? For us?

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,22/08/2022,23/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: All performances will have creative/integrated captioning.

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Dolly Diamond's Bosom Buddies

Cabaret and Variety | House of Oz (The Great Indoors)

 

Show description

Award-winning, sharp-tongued cabaret diva Dolly Diamond returns to Edinburgh for only a limited number of nights of inimitable Dolly-style cabaret at The House Of Oz – with some sugar, spice and only a little bit of nice. Brilliantly accompanied by her long-suffering musical director, Cameron Thomas, Ms Diamond hits the ground running with this fabulous show and invites some of her fabulous friends to perform alongside her. Dolly Diamond's Bosom Buddies is not only the show Edinburgh needs right now, it's the show Edinburgh deserves.

Captioned performance dates: 26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Not Selected
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Double Drop

Theatre | Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)

 

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North Wales, 1995. The rites and ceremonies of the Eisteddfod collide with the communion and transcendence of a rave. Lose yourself in this mind-bending play with music. Esmi is caught between the rave scene in abandoned slate quarries and the traditional culture of druids, clog dancing and poetry recitals. Join Esmi as she finds her tribe with help from the father of modern Welsh culture: an opium-addicted fraudster from the 1700s. Presented by Welsh company Dirty Protest Theatre. With original music by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, 9Bach: 'Bards and beats come crashing together hilariously' **** (Stage).

Captioned performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022
Captioned mode: Not Selected
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Dreamsick

Theatre | ZOO Southside (Studio)

 

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'I think I might be ill. Somewhere on the outside, on the tarmac and the paintwork.' An architect in San Francisco draws people as buildings, Elon Musk plans his colony on Mars and a woman, walking her dog, encounters an angel. With lyrical storytelling, fragile image-making and meticulous sound, Dreamsick is a nocturne of memories, dreams and visions by writer and composer Nat Norland. A solo performance about the losing of hope, the architecture of gender, the act of transformation, the construction of the future. 'Its ambition and confidence are genuinely remarkable' (DarkerNeon.blogspot.com for Portents).

Captioned performance dates: 24/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Exodus

Theatre | Traverse Theatre (Traverse 1)

 

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How far will a politician go? In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up… An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, even if it's a human one. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Captioned performance dates: 18/08/2022,24/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Exposure

Theatre | Summerhall @ Lyra Artspace (Summerhall @ Lyra Artspace)

 

Show description

47 Newham health workers were filmed talking about their experiences of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Frank and tender conversations bring into focus the complexity of each health professional's experiences; the challenges they faced and the compromises forced upon them. Their stories reveal moral struggles resulting in mental health challenges and frustrations and how this compares to the official narrative of 'heroes'. They speak of resilience, peer support and hopes for the community they serve. Join us for an evening of film, live installation and sound, remembering an extraordinary time, population and place.

Captioned performance dates: 25/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Fast Fringe

Comedy | Pleasance Dome (AceDome)

 

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So many comedians, so little time! In this unmissable Edinburgh Fringe institution, 12 top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase, hosted by the best MCs in the business. There's a different line-up every day, selected by leading comedy website Chortle, so check there for each day's listings. Previous acts have included: Ed Gamble, Tape Face, Mark Watson, Laura Lexx, Paul Sinha, Simon Evans, Rubberbandits, Felicity Ward, Richard Herring, Showstoppers, Tony Law and literally hundreds more. A gloriously entertaining way to sample the best of the festival in bite-sized chunks.

Captioned performance dates: 16/08/2022,24/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Feeling Afraid as If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen

Theatre | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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'I’m 36, I’m a comedian, and I’m about to kill my boyfriend...' A permanently single, professionally neurotic stand-up finally meets Mr Right and then does everything wrong. But is Mr Right quite what he seems? And how far will the comedian go to get a laugh? A dark new comedy about vulnerability, intimacy, ego and truth from the Olivier Award-winning producers of Fleabag and Baby Reindeer. Starring Tony and Olivier-nominated actor Samuel Barnett. Written by Marcelo Dos Santos (Lionboy, Complicite) and directed by Matthew Xia (Blue/Orange, Young Vic).

Captioned performance dates: 10/08/2022,13/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
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Frankie Thompson: Catts

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker Two)

 

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'Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends... Catts is like nothing you've ever seen before' ***** (ToDoList.London). Everybody wants to be a cat, because a cat is just a cat... From 'acclaimed clown' (ToDoList.London) and emerging idiot Frankie Thompson, an anarchic one-woman adaptation of Cats (the musical). But not about cats, not about musicals, not about Cats the musical. Catts is a lip-sync ballet through the distractions and obsessions that help us cope with an increasingly dystopian reality. Because after all, wouldn't we rather think about cats?

Captioned performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022,23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: The company are using the Difference Engine (a type of closed captioning) - there will be a QR barcode available to scan, as well as troubleshooting instructions, made available on the day or in advance upon request.

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Freddie Hayes: Potatohead

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Below)

 

Show description

This is the story of a humble spud Charlotte, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian. But how does a couch potato grow to become a golden wonder? Potatohead is 'totally silly but also sneakily smart' (ViewFromTheoutside.blog) with elements of kitsch cabaret and old-school entertainment. This original new writing blends surrealist comedy and traditional theatre for a highly entertaining and joyful performance. 'Potatohead is as gloriously bonkers as it sounds. Freddie Hayes, our solo performer and Spud puppeteer fully commits to her endeavour with an endearing self-awareness of just how ridiculous it all is.' (ViewFromTheOutside.blog).

Captioned performance dates: 22/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Fritz and Matlock

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (The Attic)

 

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In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future. With no way out, will Fritz make it to his wedding? Will Matlock get away with murder? Or will the police finally raid the marijuana grow in the attic? A new dark comedy with a fresh take on men’s mental health, the care system and addiction. 2021 Offie nominees for Lead Performances and Most Promising New Playwrights. 'Reminiscent of the works of Beckett and Pinter' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com). **** (Stage).

Captioned performance dates: 14/08/2022,21/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Ghosts of the Near Future

Theatre | Summerhall (Demonstration Room)

 

Show description

In Vegas, a magician performs a final disappearing act. The end of the world is a magic trick – are you watching closely? Ghosts of the Near Future is a cowboy-noir fever dream about extinction. Colliding music, storytelling and live micro-cinema, it is a hallucinatory road-trip through a vanishing landscape, a haunting collage of miracles and misdirection. It takes us to the brink of disaster and asks whether we’re ready for what comes next. At high noon, emma + pj present a final encore for a world living one minute to midnight.

Captioned performance dates: 17/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning provided by Summerhall using The Difference Engine app (downloadable for iOS or Android, or available within your smart device's browser). More information can be found here: https://differenceengine.talkingbirds.co.uk/faqs/

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Godot is a Woman

Theatre | Pleasance Dome (QueenDome)

 

Show description

In 1953 a man wrote a play about waiting. In 1988 he sued five women for trying to perform it. In 2001 Madonna released What It Feels Like for a Girl. It's 2022 and we're still waiting. Since Waiting For Godot was written, non-men across the world have wanted to fill the boots of Didi and Gogo. Nearly 70 years later, the playwright is dead, but his estate still says no. Samuel Beckett? ...Thank u, next. 'Cheeky and geeky' **** (Guardian). 'Richly comic' **** (Stage).

Captioned performance dates: 17/08/2022,24/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Grandmother's Closet

Cabaret and Variety | Summerhall (Cairns Lecture Theatre)

 

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An autobiographical musical adventure that promises mischief and mash-ups, dresses and divas, and a whole lot of heart. Join Luke Hereford (he/they) as he stumbles along his journey of queer self-discovery through the glamorous spirit of his very own personal cheerleader – his Nan – capturing their brightest memories before they start to fade forever. Reflecting on his first tentative steps down the yellow brick road, Luke takes on Broadway, experiences his first Pride and finds the perfect shade of lipstick – all to the tune of Madonna, Kylie, Kate Bush and all of his favourite pop divas.

Captioned performance dates: 24/08/2022,25/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Not Selected
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Half-Empty Glasses

Theatre | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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Toye is preparing for his piano exam to enter a prestigious music school. He’s doing it for the contacts, the opportunity, but when he notices the lack of Black British history in his school’s curriculum, he begins to question himself. Is this really his dream, or is he letting these institutions write his story? He offers his own lessons on Black cultural icons, but he discovers that not everyone wants to celebrate Black history… An empowering new play by Channel 4 bursary winner Dipo Baruwa-Etti about the pressures of being young, gifted and ready to change the world.

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,21/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
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Heroin to Hero

Theatre | Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)

 

Show description

The one-man show based on the true and unbelievable story of Paul Boggie who went from heroin addict to guarding the Queen at Buckingham palace. On death’s door from a heroin addiction, failed by the system designed to keep him there for profit, Paul needed to free himself from his doomed future. This show is a roller-coaster ride of hard-to-believe coincidences and heartache that led Paul to guarding the Queen! Thrown into an intoxicating visceral world that will leave you questioning your beliefs, you will see Paul’s life choices open up endless possibilities.

Captioned performance dates: 27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: All performances will be captioned using open and closed captions devices. We will be using integrated mobile/tablet devices along with visual text displayed on the set.

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He's Dead

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Summerhall (Main Hall)

 

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He's Dead is a dark fantasy choreography asking the unanswerable question: Was Tupac depressed? This conceptual group work uses dance, live action and sound to unearth the unspoken dehumanisation of marginalised people and Black experience of mental health. Underscored by a pulsing, dominating soundscape, He's Dead is a complex, powerful endeavour to shed tears for the things we cannot unearth. Staged in 3 acts, He's Dead interrogates the injustice experienced by those perceived as flawed; those denied sadness, denied acknowledgement and denied a voice. Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England. www.horizonshowcase.uk

Captioned performance dates: 26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Not Selected
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Home is Not the Place

Theatre | Summerhall (TechCube 0)

 

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A powerful production telling the remarkable story of the short life and lost work of Kerala writer PM John, shortly before India's independence from British rule. John's story unwinds a tale of empire and migration across three generations in search of 'who we are, what we are, what we believe.' 'An autobiographical, poignant and beautiful account of lineage, identity and what makes home, home' **** (EdinburghGuide.com). 'One of Scotland's most powerful and interesting writer-performers' **** (Scotsman). 'The toying of language... is a masterclass in the spoken word' (TheReviewsHub.com). Supported by The Meadows Award. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Captioned performance dates: 05/08/2022,07/08/2022,09/08/2022,17/08/2022,19/08/2022,23/08/2022,25/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will take place using the Difference Engine. Access to the Difference Engine will be provided by Summerhall. Difference Engine can be accessed on a smart device through an app or through the device's web browser.

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How to Be a Better Human

Theatre | Summerhall (Red Lecture Theatre)

 

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'2019... I lost Dad. Well, I didn't lose him. I knew where he was – in the coffin at the front of the crem.' A spoken word comedy about grief, loss and self-acceptance telling Chris' story of losing Dad and Wife in the space of a few months. Exploring lightness and humour in death and divorce. How we can lose everything and find the strength to rebuild. How growing a beard can be the best decision of your life and why some hedgehogs are absolute dickheads. 'True artistic vulnerability' (Leeds Playhouse).

Captioned performance dates: 13/08/2022,14/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will be provided by Summerhall using The Difference Engine (downloadable on iOS and Android, or accessible through your smart device's browser). More information can be found here: https://differenceengine.talkingbirds.co.uk/faqs/

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Hungry

Theatre | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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A blisteringly funny play about what we eat and who we love, exploring class, queerness, cultural appropriation and the cost of gentrification. Lori is a chef. Bex waits tables. One night in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori wants to teach Bex about the finer things in life, but what’s the point when the system is rigged? After all, no-one on minimum wage has headspace to make their own yoghurt.

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,11/08/2022,10/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,19/08/2022,18/08/2022,25/08/2022,17/08/2022,15/08/2022,14/08/2022,21/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
Additional info: Closed captioning tablets are available for all performances. Please email [email protected] with a minimum of 24 hours' notice ahead of the performance date. If you require more information or have any questions, let us know via this email address.

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I Was Naked, Smelling of Rain

Theatre | ZOO Playground (Playground 1)

 

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Life is complex. A heartfelt, life-affirming storytelling experience exploring absence, presence, loneliness and dis/connectedness through the lens of weather, climate change and wellbeing. We are at a critical point of the climate-change and mental-health crises. We are the most connected ‘on-demand’ generation yet seem to have lost touch with who we are and where we fit in the world. We mediate our life through technology and screens. Are we ever truly where we are and present? Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England.

Captioned performance dates: 23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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In the Weeds by Joseph Wilde, Produced by An Tobar and Mull Theatre

Theatre | Summerhall (Main Hall)

 

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Kazumi is hunting a sea monster. Arriving on a remote Hebridean island, he meets Coblaith, a local woman whose family have lived there for generations. But there's something strange about Cob's obsessive affection for the lochs and something even stranger about the way the other islanders treat her. Could it be that Coblaith is the mythical creature he has been searching for? Or are humans the real monsters after all? MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Captioned performance dates: 12/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Invisible Mending

Theatre | Summerhall (Demonstration Room)

 

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In the summer of 2020 as a pandemic raged, Yoshika was processing the death of her beloved grandmother, Ann. A woman of few words, Ann's main outlet was her glorious, virtuosic knitting. As she approached the end of her life, Ann started a project with no pattern and no end goal. Yoshika now takes up this piece where Ann left off.  A show about love, grief and knitting from experimental music/theatre makers Yoshika Colwell and Max Barton (of award-winning company Second Body). Original music, metaphysics and verbatim material combine to explore the power in small acts of creativity.

Captioned performance dates: 10/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder

Musicals and Opera | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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BFFs Kathy and Stella host Hull’s least successful true-crime podcast. When their favourite author is killed, they are thrust into a thrilling whodunnit of their own! Can they crack the case (and become global podcast superstars) before the killer strikes again…? A hilarious murder-mystery musical from the Olivier Award-winning team behind Fleabag, Baby Reindeer and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). By Jon Brittain (Rotterdam) and Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish). **** (Stage). **** (Scotsman). 'You’d be hard pushed to find a better musical at this year’s Fringe' ***** (WhatsOnStage.com).

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,06/08/2022,10/08/2022,13/08/2022,24/08/2022,17/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
Additional info: Closed captioning tablets are available for all performances listed as captioned. Please email [email protected] with a minimum of 24 hours' notice ahead of the performance date. If you require more information or have any questions, let us know via this email address.

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Look at Me Don't Look at Me

Theatre | Pleasance Dome (KingDome)

 

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A two-hander featuring a piano, a synth, two microphones, a shaky egg and 14 original songs that takes the audience from Lizzie Siddal "being discovered" by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to her being exhumed by her husband, Dante Rossetti. A conversation between Lizzie and Dante – still obsessed with each other – as Lizzie struggles to tell us about her work and not just her boyfriend. At only an hour long, this bare-bones cabaret has profound things to say about biography, desire, illness and art. Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England.

Captioned performance dates: 25/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captions delivered by Claire Hill

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Look, No Hands

Theatre | Summerhall (Red Lecture Theatre)

 

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Cyclist Vee has no idea why she's woken up in hospital. Armed with only her medical notes and a surprise appearance on 24 Hours in A&E, she tries to piece together exactly what has happened to her. But the mystery she can't solve is why something so awful... has made her feel so fantastic! Inspired by a real-life cycling collision, this award-winning solo show by Scottish artist Lila Clements, is an uplifting story of hope and survival, made in partnership with female cycling club Velociposse. 'A genuinely exciting piece of theatre' **** (AYoungerTheatre.com).

Captioned performance dates: 24/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: The venue uses the Difference Engine to deliver captions directly to audience members' devises.

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Lots and Not Lots

Theatre | Summerhall (Main Hall)

 

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A performance of thrilling extremes: lots of performers, lots of singing, lots of dancing. Choral singing blends with vocal weirdness, while formal patterns of movement transform into joyous line dancing. The stage continuously evolves in a spectrum of nothingness to fullness, darkness to colour, silence to music, as the exceptional young performers question the universe and their place within it. Created by award-winning performance artist and composer Greg Sinclair. Originally produced by the National Theatre of Scotland as part of Futureproof Festival. 'Concentrated vocal and musical energy' **** (Joyce McMillan, Scotsman). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Captioned performance dates: 20/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will be provided using The Difference Engine which is accessible from a smart device's browser or available as an app.

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Made in India/Britain

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)

 

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Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle. Along the way he's encountered racism, discrimination and has begun asking himself: 'Where do I belong?' Join him as he delves deep into past experiences in order to discover his true self and a place he can finally call home. Performed by Rinkoo in British Sign Language, with live voiceover provided by an actor. Supported by the Pleasance's Generate Fund. Directed by Tyrone Huggins.

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,11/08/2022,10/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,20/08/2022,19/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,15/08/2022,14/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,22/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Mama Love

Theatre | Summerhall (Red Lecture Theatre)

 

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Mama Love is a one-woman show in which Lea Blair Whitcher plays with the absurdities of the idealised and toxic images of motherhood in which she finds herself enmeshed. Against the backdrop of the 2020 Swiss vote on granting new fathers a whole two weeks' paternity leave (18 years behind the Brits' oh-so generous offer), Whitcher links lived experience with current discourses on motherhood, thrashing out a path through a jungle of everyday situations, social clichés and quizzical utopian models of life in a society beyond the bounds of patriarchy.

Captioned performance dates: 11/08/2022,18/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will be provided by Summerhall using The Difference Engine (downloadable on iOS and Android, or accessible through your smart device's browser). More information can be found here: https://differenceengine.talkingbirds.co.uk/faqs/Caption by Christabel Anderson

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Man Shed

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker One)

 

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Can a man find his purpose when he grows older and all the major life events come thick and fast? Should he retire to the solitude of The Shed and escape from the world, or get out and try something new? When familiar rules no longer apply, is it too late to change the habits of a lifetime? Inspired by the work of the Scottish Men's Sheds Association, Man Shed is a one-man theatre piece by Right Lines Productions which explores the joy of sheds, the pain of loss and the comfort of friendship.

Captioned performance dates: 19/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Manic Street Creature

Theatre | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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A fresh and thrilling take on a modern love story from the composer of critically acclaimed Electrolyte. Love, lust and late nights collide in a musical rollercoaster, taking the audience through the euphoria and distress of two people dealing with their own and each other's mental health. Ria is working with her band to complete a new album – songs charting the rise and fall of a recent relationship. But the more Ria progresses, the more she’s drawn back to the darkness of her troubled past, until we’re not sure where memory ends and reality begins.

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022,08/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: No
Additional info: Closed captioning tablets are available for all performances. Please email [email protected] with a minimum of 24 hours' notice ahead of the performance date. If you require more information or have any questions, let us know via this email address.

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Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Beyond)

 

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'Telepathically challenged. Blissfully Funny' (Metro). 'Can't read an autocue, never mind a mind' (Financial Times). Mind Mangler returns to the stage following a reasonably good two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn conference centre, suite 2b. His new solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind. This hilarious new comedy from Mischief, the team behind Magic Goes Wrong and The Play That Goes Wrong, with Henry Lewis will leave you gasping for breath.

Captioned performance dates: 18/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Mischief Movie Night

Comedy | Pleasance at EICC (Pentland Theatre)

 

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Mischief return to the Edinburgh Fringe stepping back to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! Every show is different with you suggesting a genre, location and title and Mischief hilariously bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, directors cuts, thrilling live music and DVD extras that will have you howling with laughter. Over 100,000 households tuned in from over 45 countries to watch the live-streamed version in lockdown, now Mischief's Olivier nominated improv delight is back on stage.

Captioned performance dates: 18/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Molly Naylor: Stop Trying to Be Fantastic

Spoken Word | Summerhall (Cairns Lecture Theatre)

 

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One day, a magpie comes into a little girl's house by mistake. It decides it likes her. She spends the next 25 years trying to get away from it. Stop Trying to Be Fantastic is a mostly true story about suffering, saviour complex, self acceptance and a magpie who refuses to quit. Award-winning writer/performer Molly Naylor presents this funny, frank, lyrical storytelling show that explores what we owe to each other versus what we owe to ourselves. It's an anti self-help show... that might actually help. 'Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing' (Guardian).

Captioned performance dates: 23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: The show will be fully captioned using the Difference Engine. Captions will be sent to audience members' phones. More information on the Difference Engine can be found on DifferenceEngine.TalkingBirds.co.uk

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Monoslogue

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Theatre 2)

 

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A moving one-woman show about the trials and tribulations of living with chronic pain. Written, created and performed by Tali Foxworthy-Bowers, this piece shares her personal experience of chronic back pain through comedy, spoken word and movement. This piece aims to shed light on all ‘invisible’ illnesses and ailments, to educate those who have not experienced chronic suffering and connect with those who have, allowing an opportunity for recognition and relief through shared experiences. Tali tells her story (and crucially, the story of many other chronic pain sufferers) with warmth, honesty and vulnerability.

Captioned performance dates: 22/08/2022,23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
Additional info: Maximum x2 units per performance.

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My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

Theatre | Summerhall (TechCube 0)

 

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Fifteen-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. His teacher Gillian watches as his face is pressed into the wet gravel with a policeman's knee in his back, frozen out of fear for her own safety. The next day, Reece locks them both in her classroom, refusing to relinquish the key. He wants her to pay – and to fully understand the pain of the irreversible breakdown of trust her inaction has caused. An urgent interrogation of racial identity by Nana-Kofi Kufuor, directed by Dermot Daly.

Captioned performance dates: 04/08/2022,03/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,19/08/2022,12/08/2022,11/08/2022,18/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,17/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,23/08/2022,16/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will be provided by Summerhall using The Difference Engine (downloadable on iOS and Android, or accessible through your smart device's browser). More information can be found here: https://differenceengine.talkingbirds.co.uk/faqs/

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Nightlands by Jack MacGregor

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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Nightlands is a play about how authoritarianism weaponises nostalgia, about Russia today. A psychological thriller set in the ex-Soviet ghost town of Pyramiden, Svalbard. Set in 1999 at the dawn of the Putin autocracy, Pyramiden's caretakers play out a generational and ideological conflict. Sasha (Matthew Zajac) is nostalgic for the collapsed communist past while Slava (Rebecca Wilkie) wants a better future. Their epic struggle rages like the storms of the polar night. From leading Scottish company Dogstar. 'Don't miss a chance to see it' (Herald on The Sky Is Safe, 2017).

Captioned performance dates: 09/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will take place using the Difference Engine. Access to the Difference Engine will be provided by Summerhall. Difference Engine can be accessed on a smart device through an app or through the device's web browser.

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Nina Conti: The Dating Show

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (The Grand)

 

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The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism presents her pioneering, dating-infused show. Finding true love can't be promised, but big laughs are guaranteed. 'Head-spinningly clever, it's genius' ***** (Telegraph). 'Joyfully funny chaos... it's a hoot!' **** (Guardian). 'Uproariously hilarious... of limitless imagination' **** (Scotsman). Conti has stormed BBC One's Live at the Apollo (three times), made a BAFTA-nominated film and enjoyed sell-out shows across the world – all without moving her lips.

Captioned performance dates: 19/08/2022,26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Ode to Joy (How Gordon got to go to the nasty pig party)

Theatre | Summerhall (Demonstration Room)

 

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Gordon is homonormative and fears he might be pathologically boring until he meets Cumpig and Manpussy at a sex party in Leith. When they tell him about Europe's biggest gay sex party in Berlin, Gordon obviously wants to go, but can he really transform into a sex pig? A new LGBTQ play about love, friendship and Schokoladenkuchen written and directed by playwright James Ley (Wilf, Love Song to Lavender Menace), featuring a techno soundscape from DJ Simonotron (Hot Mess). Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Captioned performance dates: 20/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will take place using the Difference Engine. Access to the Difference Engine will be provided by Summerhall. Difference Engine can be accessed on a smart device through an app or through the device's web browser.

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One of Two

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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Trapped in the bathroom with an evil tattie, Jack wrestles with the reality of living alone. Jack Hunter's inspiring* debut comedy is full of heart and a half-empty bag of Weetos. A true tale of twins growing up with cerebral palsy. Jump aboard the "strugglebus" with Jack as he steers through the intersectionality of disability, whilst honking at societal attitudes and Eddie Redmayne's career choices. Supported by Summerhall's Mary Dick Award. Developed through Playwrights' Studio Scotland's Disabled Playwright Programme. Jack recently starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre. *Inspiration not guaranteed.

Captioned performance dates: 05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,11/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,23/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,26/08/2022,03/08/2022,04/08/2022
Captioned mode: Not Selected
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Opal Fruits

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Beneath)

 

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‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp.com). ‘One to watch’ (AYoungerTheatre.com). **** (Breaking-the-Fourth-Wall.com). **** (PlaysToSee.com). Armed with pick ‘n’ mix, politics and UK Garage, award-winning performance-maker Holly Beasley-Garrigan wants to talk about the fetishisation of the feral female. Opal Fruits is about class, nostalgia and five generations of women from one council estate in South London. An anarchic reimagining of the self-congratulatory solo show and a wry interrogation of faux working-class cultural trends. In 1998 Opal Fruits changed their name to… we don't say that name round here.

Captioned performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
Additional info: Performances will include creative/integrated captioning.

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Pain and I

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Summerhall (TechCube 0)

 

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A bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. Layering playful choreography, experimental movement, intimate autobiographical text and original music by Alicia Jane Turner, Hopfinger asks 'What does it mean to care for our bodies, ourselves, and each other in times of personal and collective pain?' in this powerful, honest, and compelling solo performance. Diversely accessible: available as a live performance, audio experience and visual publication. 'Poetic... piece that reflects on the performer's chronic pain not as enemy... but as an old friend' **** (Guardian). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,24/08/2022,23/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will be provided using by Summerhall using The Difference Engine (downloadable on iOS and Android, or accessible through your smart device's browser). More information can be found here: https://differenceengine.talkingbirds.co.uk/faqs/

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Peaceophobia

Theatre | Summerhall @ Q Park – OMNI, Greenside Row (Summerhall @ Q Park – OMNI)

 

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Peaceophobia is an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world. Part car-meet, part-theatre, the show explores how you find peace in a world that tells you who you are. Growing up in the shadow of the Bradford Riots, 9/11 and police harassment, cars and faith are a sanctuary, an escape, an expression for three Muslim Pakistani men. Staged in a carpark with a Supra, a Golf and a classic Nova, Peaceophobia brings together cars and theatre with cinematic lighting and an original electronic sound score. Presented by Commonwealth and Fuel. Part of the Horizon Showcase.

Captioned performance dates: 26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Period Dramas

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (The Cellar)

 

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Have you ever wondered how people in the past dealt with their periods? If Queen Victoria coasted* through her cramps? What if period dramas really were about... periods? Comedy, cabaret and tap collide in this hilarious one-woman show, teaching the history you never learnt at school. Armed with glitter, blood, some history books and an arsenal of embarrassing stories, Heather's on a mission to push through the menstrual taboo and change the way we think about bleeding. Audiences are invited to embrace themselves fully, let loose and have a "bloody" good time! *Obviously she didn't. It was 1837.

Captioned performance dates: 16/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioned by Claire Hill.

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Rajesh and Naresh

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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A feel-good love story. When Rajesh visits Mumbai, he encounters Naresh – not exactly the Indian wife his mother hoped for. Bend it like Beckham meets It's a Sin in the queer romcom you've been waiting for – set just after India's landmark decriminalisation of homosexuality in 2018. Funny and charmingly performed, Rajesh and Naresh was written from workshops conducted with members of the queer South Asian community in London and abroad. **** (Stage).

Captioned performance dates: 06/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,13/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will be provided using The Difference Engine. This can be accessed through your smart device's browser or by downloading the app.

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Rapsody

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Above)

 

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Join Elz, Jams, Toni and Jaime, living in a hostel and battling impossible odds, as they confront the realities of our class system through live rap, trap and drill. As the dynamics of the hostel shift, all four struggle to get by, rapping the things they can't bring themselves to say. The voice of the voiceless speaks in rhyme. Rapsody is a raw look at inner-city life in Britain today. Recipients of the Pleasance Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve. Previous praise: 'Electrifying' **** (@TheatreReviewsUK). 'An intense energy... compelling to watch' **** (LoveLondonLoveCulture.com).

Captioned performance dates: 22/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Remedy for Memory

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Dance Base (Studio 1)

 

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Beautiful people.... Have you been seeking, dreaming? Of something more, something less, something beyond? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Remedy for Memory is a divine feminine fantasy, a dance theatre experience that transcends the boundaries of our reality. Broadcast live from the abstracted realms of a TV talk show, tune in as four women explore healing, cosmic wanderings, corporate wellbeing, discovery and desire. Surprising, enchanting, comedic and honest, we’ll take you through the highs and the lows. Join us in the search for the remedy.

Captioned performance dates: 28/08/2022,24/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Text will appear on a screen positioned downstage left.

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Ruckus

Theatre | Summerhall (Cairns Lecture Theatre)

 

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In this one-woman thriller, we see how a loving relationship can sometimes be anything but. Ruckus explores coercive control, an issue not widely recognised... and yet its side effects kill up to three women every week in the UK. Each moment of the play has been inspired by real women and real stories. Through a visceral sound design, Ruckus will send a shiver down your spine and make you more conscious of the suppression caused by coercive control. Presented by the award-winning Wildcard.

Captioned performance dates: 26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Sap

Theatre | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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A contemporary thriller with ancient roots. When a woman tells a lie to her girlfriend, a seed is planted that starts to grow in the darkness. Now roots are cracking up through the pavement and branches are coming in at the windows, and – as she starts to see things that no one else can – she becomes the focus of some seriously unwanted attention. The award-winning Atticist and Ellie Keel Productions return with a new play based on an old myth, about passion, power, and photosynthesis. 'A show to savour' ***** (BritishTheatreGuide.info on Life According to Saki).

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
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Sense of Centre

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Dance Base (Studio 3)

 

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Sense of Centre is a moving dance solo from award-winning choreographer Jack Webb. Dance, object manipulation and projection combine to explore our longing for home, need for connection and the body as a place of sanctuary from the modern world. A compelling meditation of our increasing sense of loneliness and isolation and the basic human need for a centre of gravity. In a world that is fractured and breaking apart, Sense of Centre, is a powerful return to the simplicity of nature and the importance of belonging. In association with Feral. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Captioned performance dates: 26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Shame on You!

Theatre | Summerhall (Demonstration Room)

 

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You can be ashamed of many things. Of yourself, your family. Of your country, your President. Of your actions and inactions. This is what we, a Swiss/Russian duo, wrote three years ago. And today we are deeply ashamed – of Russia and its President. Following a journey through Switzerland, Russia and Pakistan this Archive on Shame explores seemingly banal everyday situations and painful experiences of violence and discrimination, against which a spectrum of shame unfolds. With live music and personal testimony this confronting show comes to Edinburgh in a changed world.

Captioned performance dates: 11/08/2022,18/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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SHEWOLVES

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Baby Grand)

 

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Ever thought you should run the world, even though you're 'only fourteen and a girl?' Priya and Lou have. And they're ready to bite back against any adult who doubts them. Armed with a backpack full of Pop Tarts and a hunger to tackle climate change, they embark on a covert expedition into the wild. Somewhere between Booksmart, Little Miss Sunshine and Thelma and Louise, SHEWOLVES is an uplifting, funny and empowering play about forging friendships when you're a bit weird, the power of hope and the underestimated smartness of teens.

Captioned performance dates: 25/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Beyond)

 

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A show about the hair we want, the friends we have and living the vast difference between virus and viral. Expect 'outspoken, frank and funny stand-up' (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee. As seen and heard on Live at the Apollo, QI, Have I Got News for You, Sandhog (Comedy Special) on Amazon Prime Video, Would I Lie To You?, Sex Education, BBC Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast. 'Superior comedy... exceptionally funny' **** (List).

Captioned performance dates: 21/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Something in the Water

Theatre | Summerhall (Cairns Lecture Theatre)

 

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'Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks' (InDaily.com.au). When Grumms transforms from a normal girl into a squid monster (Creature from the Black Lagoon meets The Muppets), they must hide their secret identity in order to pass in society. Stunning video projections, puppetry and physical comedy combine in this absurd exploration of gender and growing up "normal". Winner – Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2021. ***** (StarPhoenix). 'If you like your theatre madcap, thoughtful and combined with what's-coming-next intrigue, don't miss out' (Advertiser, Adelaide)

Captioned performance dates: 24/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Summerhall provides captioning using the Difference Engine which sends captions to audience members' own devices. The venue also can provide a tablet in case an audience member does not have a compatible device. Please note there is a limited number of tablets available.

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Sticky Door

Theatre | Pleasance Dome (AceDome)

 

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The 2014 plan was a simple one, I would Casanova myself around our nation's capital looking for consenting heterosexual adult males. One no-frills lover-man for every month. I was the original calendar girl. Helen Mirren plays me in the film. A storytelling show with songs about sex, stigma and cystitis, by someone who has experienced all three. From the multi award-winning team that bought you the 'exquisite' (List) Sexy Lamp, and Bicycles and Fish. 'Arnstein is an incredible performer who seems primed for greatness' (Guardian). 'Plays as good as this are rare' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com).

Captioned performance dates: 24/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Svengali

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker Two)

 

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Success demands sacrifice. So does Svengali. Gripping, intimate monologue exposing the dark heart of a dynamic of power, desire, and control. A promising young woman rises to supernatural heights on the tennis circuit under the hypnotic thrall of a master coach. Mentor and protégé battle for dominance – on the courts and off. Channels sports stories and 1980s erotic thrillers to reimagine a classic character for the #MeToo era. Performed by Chloe-Ann Tylor. Created by Scottish playwright and director Eve Nicol. Selected for the Edinburgh National Partnerships Programme. 'Raw, hugely evocative' **** (Scotsman). 'Strange, soulful' **** (Skinny).

Captioned performance dates: 26/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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The Comedy Reserve

Comedy | Pleasance Dome (JackDome)

 

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The Pleasance Comedy Reserve is back for its 16th year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with another four brilliant new acts, hand-picked by the Pleasance and supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund. This year's line-up features: Abi Clarke, Dee Allum, Katie Green and Tadiwa Mahlunge. This is your chance to discover the most exciting comedy newcomers before they become household names, from the show that helped launch the careers of Jack Whitehall, Roisin Conaty, Joe Lycett, Jamali Maddix, Darren Harriott, Sophie Duker, Nigel Ng and 57 others!

Captioned performance dates: 16/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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The Dan Daw Show

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Dance Base (Studio 1)

 

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The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. After a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is seizing the moment to inspire himself and take ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is. In an intimate evening with performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) this show sees Dan take back the power by being dominated on his own terms.

Captioned performance dates: 24/08/2022,23/08/2022,26/08/2022,25/08/2022,28/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: DIALOGUE ONLY CAPTIONING. The show is captioned on the arch at the back of the stage. The captions are projected in white text in the centre of the arch. The captions relate solely to the script of the show. Non-verbal sound is not captioned.

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The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying

Theatre | Summerhall (TechCube 0)

 

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Catriona has a history of making stuff up. But she’s getting better. When an attractive American tourist arrives, she decides to show him around her Northern Irish town. And she might blur the line between fact and fiction, just a little... Soon she's telling him about cannibal peasants, human roosters, and the largest orgy ever held on consecrated ground. A multi award-nominated show starring Rachael Rooney, about the stories we tell to escape. ***** (Stage). Originally produced: Jermyn Street’s Footprints Festival, Omnibus Theatre.

Captioned performance dates: 10/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Closed captioning will be provided through The Difference Engine with access provided by the venue. The Difference Engine can be accessed through the app or within a device's browser.

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The Grandmothers Grimm

Theatre | Greenside @ Riddles Court (Thistle Theatre)

 

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Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit and murder... Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are editing the darkness out of old stories. Little by little, the voices of the storytellers who created the tales are eroded away. What will be saved and what will be forgotten? The Grandmothers Grimm explores women’s role in the creation of the Brothers Grimm’s famous fairy-tale anthology. Discover a night of folk and fairy tales unlike any you've ever heard before. 'A unique and slightly macabre drama' (BingeFringe.com). 'A thought-provoking and extremely enjoyable hour' (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). 'Laugh out loud funny' (FeministFringeReviews.wordpress.com).

Captioned performance dates: 23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captions will be accessible on audiences' phones; there'll be a QR code for them to scan to access these.

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The Greatest Hits of Lily and John

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs)

 

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Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks. His depression has spiralled and he’s recording a final goodbye. When Lily bursts in uninvited, he lies and says he’s writing a play. A play with live music. About… a dressage horse. Committing to the absurd, they enact the horse play, colouring the stage with their fears, phobias, and failures. A bitterly honest, tenderly ridiculous account of modern life and love. Written and performed by Rosanna Adams (RSC’s The Mirror and the Light) and Calum Sivyer (Windmill Theatre’s Cabaret). Supporting The Listening Place.

Captioned performance dates: 21/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Theatre | University of Edinburgh Playfair Library (Playfair Library)

 

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A wild session of anarchic theatre, haunting, authentic folk music and strange goings-on, created by David Greig and Wils Wilson who are revisiting their award-winning legendary original production in the extraordinary surroundings of the Playfair Library. 'You shouldn’t miss this for the world’ ***** (Herald). Inspired by the original National Theatre of Scotland commissioned production. Presented with support from The University of Edinburgh.

Captioned performance dates: 23/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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The Trial

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Beyond)

 

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You’re suddenly under arrest: no warning, no explanation. Welcome to Josef K’s 21st birthday party. Enter into a thrilling kaleidoscope of action where nothing is quite as it seems, privacy has been abolished and Big Brother is always watching. This heady re-imagining of Kafka’s absurdist masterpiece explores the desire to forge your own identity, to find somewhere to belong and to make sense of a nightmare we now all share. Presented by the ‘breathtakingly skilful’ (Scotsman) Young Pleasance with their trademark large ensemble and physical visual style. 'An absolute triumph' ***** (BritishTheatreGuide.info). 'Exceptional' ***** (FringeReview.co.uk).

Captioned performance dates: 13/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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The Ultimate Pickle

Children's Shows | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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Everything is awesome in Dill’s life. A loving mum, a loyal best mate, a granddad who plays the drums, and Jack Tornado: the oldest and best goldfish in the world. But when a ball of fluff falls from grandad’s book, everything changes forever. Could that be a… wolf!? Join Dill on an adventure to understand the unexpected surprises in life. A new play by award-winning writer Laura Lindow, The Ultimate Pickle is about the importance of stories, the imagination and how little ones deal with grief. A show for all the family… and any friendly wolves!

Captioned performance dates: 06/08/2022,07/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
Additional info: Closed captioning tablets are available for all performances listed as captioned. Please email [email protected] with a minimum of 24 hours' notice ahead of the performance date. If you require more information or have any questions, let us know via this email address.

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This Is Memorial Device

Theatre | Wee Red Bar (Wee Red Bar Main Space)

 

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On festival nights, we present a new play, starring Paul Higgins, based on David Keenan’s novel, This Is Memorial Device. The fictional history of 1980s Airdrie’s mysterious, post-punk legends, Memorial Device, Keenan’s novel has developed a huge cult following. This stage adaptation is a glorious, hallucinatory journey back into the hopes and dreams of early adulthood. Adapted and directed by Graham Eatough and co-produced by the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Book Festival, This is Memorial Device features original music by Stephen McRobbie from the hugely influential Glasgow band, The Pastels, contemporaries of Memorial Device...

Captioned performance dates: 22/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Tim Crouch: Truth's A Dog Must to Kennel

Theatre | Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh (The Lyceum Studio)

 

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World premiere of a solo work by ‘the country’s pre-eminent experimental playwright’ (Stage). Not here, but in another place. In another place a country is at war; an old man is blinded. But not in this theatre. Here, everyone’s safe. Everything’s hilarious. The Fool leaves King Lear before the killing starts. In Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel he enters a virtual reality and returns to the wreckage of the world he left both onstage and off. In this extraordinary new play by Tim Crouch, King Lear meets stand-up meets the metaverse.

Captioned performance dates: 18/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Tinted

Theatre | Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose (Nip)

 

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'There's no access guide to sex; how to consensually sh*g your blind girlfriend.' Undateable? Laura is funny, creative and sexy. She wishes she could move out of her parents' house occasionally, but being visually impaired is not a flaw, even if some people treat it as one. But when you're disabled, the lines of consent get a bit... tinted. Originally written as a disabled response to #MeToo, Tinted examines bodily autonomy in the group society often leaves behind.

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,06/08/2022,05/08/2022,04/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,20/08/2022,19/08/2022,18/08/2022,17/08/2022,16/08/2022,15/08/2022,14/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
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Trash Salad

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Below)

 

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Sex. Love. Lettuce. Join gorgeous clown Trash Salad in her quest for connection: a genre-bending burlesque adventure using lip sync, strip tease and song, on a mission to understand intimacy. Some call it a clown opera; a sexual odyssey; a compost-heap romance. Trash calls it a joyful queer-femme love story in the shape of a salad. Come and see the piece that's made audiences laugh, cry, and nearly piss. Created and performed by award-winning theatre maker Rosa Garland. 'Hilarious' ***** (TheSpyInTheStalls.com). 'A masterclass of clowning' (ThePlaysTheThingUK.com).

Captioned performance dates: 22/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
Additional info: Open captions provided by Clare Hill

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Twa

Theatre | Summerhall (TechCube 0)

 

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A twisted, memoiristic fairytale, blending theatrical storytelling, with Flore Gardner's animated and live (on-stage) drawings. A modern tale interwoven with the Greek myth of Philomela, tells of silenced women finding resistance through the creative act. Theatre and visual art combine to explore duality, identity and other ways of saying things that cannot be said. 'Excellently served by a storytelling skill and stagecraft... striking composition... visual impact that truly sets it apart' **** (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). '...A testimony to the creativity, strength and resilience of every woman' (Skinny). Supported by: The Meadows Award; National Theatre of Scotland; Queen Margaret University Edinburgh. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Captioned performance dates: 06/08/2022,08/08/2022,14/08/2022,16/08/2022,18/08/2022,20/08/2022,24/08/2022,26/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Own Device
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Captioning will take place using the Difference Engine. Access to the Difference Engine will be provided by Summerhall. Difference Engine can be accessed on a smart device through an app or through the device's web browser.

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We Were Promised Honey!

Theatre | ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall (ROUNDABOUT)

 

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Maybe after this we’ll occupy the theatre. Maybe in one hundred years it’ll be swallowed by the sea. Maybe we’ll all meet here again. Maybe everything will go to shit. From the makers of Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist and The Accident Did Not Take Place comes an act of communal storytelling. A hopeful, hopeless prophecy for earth and humankind. A story of us, our future, of paradise and how we get there in the end. ‘YESYESNONO make shows that feel completely different to anybody else’ (Exeunt). Total Theatre Award Winner 2017.

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Closed Tablet
Closed unit booking required?: Yes
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Work.txt

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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Hate your job? Come work for us. This is a show about work. But the worker isn't here, so it's down to you. You'll clock in at the beginning. You'll get short breaks at regular intervals. You'll work in a team, and under your own initiative. You will be your own boss. You will be free. Work.txt is a show performed entirely by the audience about the gig economy, financial instability and bullshit jobs. **** (Guardian). 'Electric... I have no hesitation in recommending' (Lyn Gardner).

Captioned performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,05/08/2022,11/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,23/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022
Captioned mode: Open
Closed unit booking required?: Not Selected
Additional info: Creative captioning integrated into the performance

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A Ladder to the Stars

Children's Shows | Gilded Balloon Teviot (Dining Room)

 

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Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl's birthday wish... she wishes she could dance with the stars. Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of puppetry, music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt, humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.

Signed performance dates: 15/08/2022,22/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Afghanistan Is Not Funny by Henry Naylor

Theatre | Gilded Balloon Teviot (Dining Room)

 

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In 2002, whilst researching a comedy, triple-Fringe First winner Henry Naylor and two-time Scottish Press Photographer of the Year Sam Maynard, went to the Afghan war zone. An extraordinary tale ensued in which they were threatened by a war criminal, captured by the Mujahideen and nearly blown up by the Taliban. Performed by Naylor himself, the show takes us back to the start of the modern Afghan tragedy. It comes direct from the Adelaide Fringe, where it won twelve five-star reviews and two major awards. European Premiere.

Signed performance dates: 21/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Katrina Mceachran
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Age Is a Feeling

Theatre | Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)

 

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Your life from the day of your 25th birthday through to your death. Seminal moments. Rites of passage. And all the things unsaid. Inspired by hospices, mystics and trips to the cemetery, Age Is a Feeling wrestles with our endless chances to change course while we're alive. From Haley McGee – 'Fearless, raw talent' (CBC) – creator of sell-out The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale. 'Brilliantly entertaining, witty and poignant' (Lyn Gardner). A covert rallying cry against cynicism and regret. A call to seize our time. Directed by Adam Brace.

Signed performance dates: 20/08/2022
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ALOK

Comedy | Traverse Theatre (Traverse 2)

 

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ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed writer, performer and public speaker. This is their new comedy and poetry show. A mixed-media artist, ALOK’s work explores themes of trauma, belonging and the human condition. They are also the author of Femme in Public (2017), Beyond the Gender Binary (2020) and Your Wound/My Garden (2021), and have been honoured as one of HuffPost’s Culture Shifters and NBC’s Pride 50. 'Moves seamlessly among poetry, comedy, fashion and writing' (New York Times). 'Fierce, poetic beauty… the way they threaded together movement, poetry, technology and music reverberated long afterward' (Huffington Post).

Signed performance dates: 11/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Yvonne Strain
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An Objectively Hilarious Show

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose (Doonstairs)

 

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A big old extravaganza from your new favourite production company. There'll be stars, there'll be jokes, there'll be idiots, there'll be bloody good stuff actually. Previous Objectively Funny acts include Phil Wang, Josie Long, Desiree Burch, Ed Gamble, Rosie Jones and hundreds of other legends. 'The art form's cutting edge' (Guardian). 'The line-up is such a banger' (Evening Standard). 'A knack for nailing down the most promising acts around' (Comedy.co.uk).

Signed performance dates: 13/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Antigone, Interrupted

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Dance Base (Studio 3)

 

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What do you do when the state becomes the oppressor? Would you put your body on the line? A young girl ready to die to defend what she thinks is right. A king determined to impose his will as the rule of law. Antigone, Interrupted reimagines a classic story for a contemporary world through the body and the voice of a single performer. Scottish Dance Theatre's Artistic Director, Joan Clevillé, presents an intimate solo work created in collaboration with acclaimed performer Solène Weinachter. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Yvonne Strain
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Beyond Signs – European Project – Access for Deaf in the Art Sector

Events | Deaf Action (Learning Centre)

 

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From the experience of the Europe Funded Deaf-led project Beyond Signs, we invite professionals and artists from Scotland and abroad to support and participate in the International Edinburgh Deaf Festival, to share a discussion about how to encourage more Deaf-led and Deaf-involving projects, to create better carrier access and self-representation opportunities for Deaf Artists and professionals, discuss toolkits, training and strategies to inform hearing colleagues and last but not the least to establish broader and stronger International alliances, looking towards future Creative Europe projects.

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Beyond Signs: International Deaf Narratives

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Deaf Action (Blackwood Bar)

 

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European project Beyond Signs premiers at Edinburgh’s first ever International Deaf Fringe with a daring triple-bill show performed by a Deaf-curated International cast of Deaf performers. Bold, visceral and exciting, you will discover and experience art forms unique to Deaf culture such as Visual Vernacular, Sign Poetry and physical theatre with International and national Sign Languages, all of which will be made accessible even to non-signing audiences. Deaf artists will be available after the 40-minute show to answer all of your questions and share their perspectives with the audience.

Signed performance dates: 17/08/2022,18/08/2022
Language: IS
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Blood and Gold

Theatre | Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh (The Lyceum Studio)

 

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Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery by award-winning Scottish/Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies. A dying mother gives her daughter a box containing three clues to a priceless treasure. This sets in motion a journey filled with humour and tragedy that considers the importance of ritual, identity and belonging. 'An exquisite piece of storytelling performed with choreographic grace and a mesmerising delivery' **** (Guardian).

Signed performance dates: 17/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Burnt Out

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Dance Base (Studio 1)

 

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Burnt Out – one Australian's experience of our changing climate. Weaving spoken word and movement, we are taken through Australia's fiery history including Penny's own experiences. Embedded in sound is the Australian Black Summer: magpies that have learnt to mimic emergency sirens, shark sirens and helicopters circling overhead. Original music by Paul Michael Henry interwoven with the dramatic lighting of Great Snakes. An autobiographical dance-theatre work from the daughter of an environmental geochemist, bringing together fact and personal account. Burnt Out is at once an intimate story and a universal meditation on climate change.

Signed performance dates: 27/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Lesley Crerar
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Below)

 

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Charlie Russell wants to do a show in Edinburgh, but all she can think about is what she wants people to think of it and, ultimately, of her. So rather than focusing on what she wants to say, she's just going to create a show that will please absolutely everyone by trying to hit as many solo Fringe show tropes and styles as possible within an hour. That's doable, right? Because she can't just be herself... can she? Funny, entertaining with a big beating heart that just wants to be loved.

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide to Life

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (The Attic)

 

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Live! Laugh! Liquidate! is the message 8-year-old Charmian got from Hammer film She. Now a grown-up stand-up, she shares joys of obsession, jealousy and revenge. Your first love won’t forget you, however costly the therapy. Big bazookas are a free pass. Fame comes to those who hate. Special guest: The Colossal Squid. ‘I heart Charmian Hughes’ (Bridget Christie). ‘Best gags!’ (Independent). ‘Charming ribaldry’ (Guardian). ‘Mad aunt on acid’ (Dominion Post, New Zealand). ‘Irresistible combination of delightful lady comic and legendary, merciless temptress tops my list for Fringe' (Scotsman.)

Signed performance dates: 23/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Nicolle Murdoch
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Civilisation

Theatre | ZOO Southside (Main House)

 

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Jaz Woodcock-Stewart from award-winning company Antler collaborates with choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple. A hairdryer, an oven, a letter opener. The local church, fiscal policy and Marie Kondo's folding technique. Civilisation is about the things we've lost and the things we've built. Civilisation is a day in the life of a woman following a tragic event. An experiment in theatrical realism and contemporary dance. From the creator behind critically acclaimed Lands, Civilisation is a sideways look at the untheatrical reality of loss. Music by ABBA and Bach. Horizon: Performance Created in England

Signed performance dates: 24/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Ali Gordon
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Craig Hill: I Always Knew I Had it in Me!

Comedy | Just the Tonic Nucleus (Just the Tonic's Atomic Room)

 

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‘Laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end!’ **** (List). ‘Riotously funny… He's that rare thing, a naturally funny comedian’ (Independent). ‘Delightfully fizzy tone, sharp observational jokes… Brilliant!’ (Daily Record). ‘Flat-out hilarious... I’ve not heard a room laugh so long and hard... There isn’t anyone better at working a crowd... audience was in absolute paroxysms of laughter... Genuinely funny’ ***** (Mirror). ‘Class. Risque, rib-tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters… Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again. It’s absolutely hilarious’ (Edinburgh Evening News).

Signed performance dates: 13/08/2022,18/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Catherine King
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (The Attic)

 

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Dan Tiernan is a gay, Mancunian, dinner lady with dyspraxia but he's also the sweetest little angel that ever lived. After a sell-out run in 2021 Dan has had a big year winning multiple comedy awards whilst constantly resisting the urge to spontaneously join the Royal Marines. Expect 45 minutes of daft, high energy, gag heavy stand-up comedy. **** (Scene Alba), as seen on Rosie Jones's Disability Comedy Extravaganza (Dave), Best Newcomer Nominee (Chortle.co.uk), North West Breakthrough Act of the Year, Winner of the SAM Award (Edinburgh Fringe 2021). 'Born funny' (Frog and Bucket Comedy Club).

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Dave Chawner: Mental

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire (Long Room)

 

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A show about mental health, not just mental illness. From number-one, best-selling author, award-winning comedian and presenter Dave Chawner. As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 5. As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4. 'Quirky, moving and hilarious' (Indy100.com). 'Hilariously entertaining' (Mail On Sunday). 'This is one comic you have to make the effort to see' (Scottish Herald). **** (List). **** (TheWeeReview.com). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

Signed performance dates: 12/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Deaf Ears

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Below)

 

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What's it like growing up when your parents can't hear? In this poignant and captivating solo show, Joe, therapist and Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), explores his life to answer the question. He takes us from his early years to a hilarious and scary face-off with Chicago police then to a life-changing encounter with a seriously challenging patient who helped unblock his deaf ears. You'll laugh, be moved and come away with real insight into what it is to truly hear. Finalist, Standing Ovation Awards. 'Spellbinding storytelling' (FringeReview.co.uk). As featured on BBC Radio 4's Four Thought.

Signed performance dates: 08/08/2022,14/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Yvonne Strain
Interpreter location: Integrated into performance,
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Diane Spencer Slid Off the Turkey

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (The Loft)

 

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Saucy stand-up comedian Diane's ninth stand-up show exploring themes of deficiency, such as the inappropriate board game her mother made, having anaemia when you're ginger and married sexual mishaps. A witty, saucy and mischievous performer, you can watch Diane's critically acclaimed previous shows for free on her YouTube channel. Outrageous, refreshingly honest, Diane fills her shows with delirious moments of happiness, revelations and twists, all delivered with a charming openness unlike any other comedian working today. 'Not to be missed' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Half-horrifying, half-fascinating, all hilarious' **** (Skinny). Search 'Diane Spencer comedian' on YouTube.

Signed performance dates: 17/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Disabled Cants

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 (Garden Room)

 

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A revolving line-up of disabled comedians and friends present an irreverent comedy show for your enjoyment. We're not brave, we're not inspiring, we're just here to make you laugh and park in the disabled bays. All sorts of disabilities: hidden ones, mental health, spectrum disorders as well as your classic wheelies and blind people. People off the telly, people you've never heard of or would want to. Stand-up, games, shambolic moments – it's all here. Might be good, might be shit but not because we're disabled, shit on our own terms. Come and join in the fun.

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Caroline Black
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Earwig

Theatre | Assembly Rooms (Front Room)

 

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After the success of Greyhounds (2018) and Clouds (2019), Time & Again roar into the 1920s with vintage flair! Marigold's research into beetles is unparalleled but as a deaf woman in 1927, her work is ignored. Earwig combines the weird, wonderful world of entomology with Marigold's fight to be heard amidst flappers, jazz and an overbearing husband. Funny and fast-paced new writing incorporating illustrated projections in the style of 1920s silent movies! Earwig explores what it meant to be deaf in the early 20th century against the art deco decadence of the inter-war years.

Signed performance dates: 11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Cheryl Walker
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Edinburgh Deaf Festival Presents Perspectives with Gavin Lilley

Comedy | Deaf Action (Blackwood Bar)

 

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Gavin Lilley is a deaf comedian who's performed his signed shows to audiences across Europe. In his entertaining style, Gavin shares his experiences as a deaf person navigating a hearing world with hilarious consequences. Deaf people will appreciate the hilarity of these everyday situations, whilst hearing people will see them from a whole new perspective. His signed BSL performances are interpreted into English, ensuring this show is inclusive for everyone. He has a talent, not only for comedy, but for bringing audiences together. A special night guaranteed to make you laugh.

Signed performance dates: 12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Edinburgh Deaf Festival Presents Perspectives with Gavin Lilley

Comedy | Summerhall (Main Hall)

 

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Gavin Lilley is a deaf comedian who's performed his signed shows to audiences across Europe. In his entertaining style, Gavin shares his experiences as a deaf person navigating a hearing world with hilarious consequences. Deaf people will appreciate the hilarity of these everyday situations, whilst hearing people will see them from a whole new perspective. His signed BSL performances are interpreted into English, ensuring this show is inclusive for everyone. He has a talent, not only for comedy, but for bringing audiences together. A special night guaranteed to make you laugh.

Signed performance dates: 12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Every Word Was Once an Animal

Theatre | ZOO Southside (Main House)

 

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The show starts when a person comes on stage, walks to the microphone, talks. The person who is going to do all of this is good at opening scenes. If you open the show, you set the tone for the whole show. It's a big responsibility: if the first lines are well done, it's magic. The beginning can't go on forever. The rest of the show has to happen. Forget what you just read. Half a truth is often a great lie.

Signed performance dates: 21/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Adrian Bailey
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Exodus

Theatre | Traverse Theatre (Traverse 1)

 

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How far will a politician go? In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up… An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, even if it's a human one. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Signed performance dates: 23/08/2022,17/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Exposure

Theatre | Summerhall @ Lyra Artspace (Summerhall @ Lyra Artspace)

 

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47 Newham health workers were filmed talking about their experiences of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Frank and tender conversations bring into focus the complexity of each health professional's experiences; the challenges they faced and the compromises forced upon them. Their stories reveal moral struggles resulting in mental health challenges and frustrations and how this compares to the official narrative of 'heroes'. They speak of resilience, peer support and hopes for the community they serve. Join us for an evening of film, live installation and sound, remembering an extraordinary time, population and place.

Signed performance dates: 26/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Musicals and Opera | Pleasance Courtyard (The Grand)

 

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The Fringe premiere of new kickass-pirational pop musical from one of the producers of hit SIX, that celebrates the lives of Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Emmeline Pankhurst and many more. Join our inquisitive heroine Jade as she breaks away from her class to take a peek at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in the local museum where she meets some of history’s incredible wonder women. Celebrated dramatist Chris Bush and No 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue) adapt suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning picture book.

Signed performance dates: 25/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Laura Goulden
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame

Comedy | Assembly Rooms (Music Hall)

 

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As part of a continuing physical and mental tailspin, Frankie Boyle suppresses his overarching sense of futility and horror to tell jokes for an hour in the final days of organised human life. It's a show largely about politics, satirising whichever new leaders emerge from the irradiated rubble. The show will then embark on a tour of Re-education Camps, Robot Barracks, and Colosseums built from old shipping containers.

Signed performance dates: 05/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Catherine King
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Frankie Thompson: Catts

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker Two)

 

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'Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends... Catts is like nothing you've ever seen before' ***** (ToDoList.London). Everybody wants to be a cat, because a cat is just a cat... From 'acclaimed clown' (ToDoList.London) and emerging idiot Frankie Thompson, an anarchic one-woman adaptation of Cats (the musical). But not about cats, not about musicals, not about Cats the musical. Catts is a lip-sync ballet through the distractions and obsessions that help us cope with an increasingly dystopian reality. Because after all, wouldn't we rather think about cats?

Signed performance dates: 23/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Yvonne Strain
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Comedy | Gilded Balloon at the Museum (Auditorium)

 

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Fred MacAulay, one of Scotland's best-loved stand-ups, is back with his live chat show. Joining Fred each day will be stars from the worlds of sport, entertainment, business and politics – the colourful characters he has encountered along the way in his illustrious 30-year career. 'I so enjoyed In Conversation last Fringe,' said Fred, 'it was the perfect mix of guests and audience, who helped make each show truly unique.' Featuring different guests every day, including returning favourites from 2017-19. 'Brilliantly surreal comedy' (Scotsman). 'One of the best comedians Britain has produced' (Richard Osman).

Signed performance dates: 07/08/2022,14/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Adrian Bailey
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Further Adventures in Dementia

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ City Cafe (Las Vegas)

 

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Steve's dad died of Alzheimer's. There's nothing he can do about it except remember him the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's gone through all the music of his youth. It reminds him of his dad. There's nothing else for it but to defy dementia, with music, songs and laughter. Laugh, cry, sing along if you want. If you like bittersweet comedy about deafness and memory loss, then this is the show for you. Previous shows were rated ***** (Chortle.co.uk).

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Game Night

Theatre | Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Forest Theatre)

 

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One night. One big announcement. One drink too many and more fights than there are positions in the Kama Sutra. With the arrival of their eccentric, trouble-riddled friends and spiteful relatives crashing, it doesn't exactly go to plan. Trapped together, more alcohol being drank and more secrets revealed, will Michael and Jacob make it down the aisle? 'Pure comedy' ***** (LondonTheatre.co.uk). 'Crying with laughter' ***** (LondonTheatre1.com).

Signed performance dates: 25/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Heather Thompson
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
Additional info: Seating with the best view of the BSL interpreter will be marked out in the venue.

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Game On 3

Children's Shows | Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters (Maggie's Chamber)

 

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Matty Grey is back in Edinburgh and going back to Gameland. There's been a murder on a spaceship and the imposter must be unmasked. Join Matty for new games, chaos and fun. Oh, this is awesome I have so many more words for the online description to really explain what the show is about. What a wonderful sense of freedom I have to fully express the depths of where this show... Oh God... I'm out of words again... Um, it's comedy, live-action video games and nerf battles. Best Kids Show Winner, Fringe World 2020. ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide).

Signed performance dates: 12/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Gayboys

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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Two gay men are here to perform for your pleasure. They sigh, pout and flirt, caressing each other and objects from corporations that claim to adore them. Is this simply an intimate session for these boys and their fans, or is something more being consumed? Exhilarated and bewildered by what they are doing, the boys go through the motions, posing and selling themselves, trying to give you exactly what you want. But who's it all really for? Both the celebration and exploitation of queerness take centre stage in this cheeky exploration of contemporary gay male identity. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Signed performance dates: 20/08/2022,24/08/2022
Language: Not Selected
Interpreter: Iain Hodgetts
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Guerilla Autistics Year 8 – Scenes From an Undiagnosed Life

Spoken Word | Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 (The Alcove)

 

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For the eighth year of this universally unique, neurodiversifying, audience-participatory solo show, Paul Wady has changed the name to Guerilla Autistics and wants to take you all back in time. (No more Nazi Hans Aspergers connotations). Born in 1963. Diagnosed autistic in 2004. How do you spend 41 years hiding what you are from even yourself? How do you love, live and relate as a Scouse punk-rocker Buddhist whose closet neurodivergent nature alienates him from most people? Contains laughs, tears, obsessions, autism and neurodiversity.

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Chloe Elders
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Guide to Surviving Masculinist Territory

Theatre | Summerhall (Courtyard)

 

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An audio walk through the streets of Edinburgh. A woman invites you to follow her while listening to the story of an incel, a member of the masculinist splinter community of involuntary celibates who meet on the internet around their hatred of women. As the life of one of these incels intertwines with the narrative of a young woman fascinated by this highly violent movement you start to question the streets you're walking through. You can customise your experience by deciding how far you are willing to delve into their world.

Signed performance dates: 11/08/2022,18/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Amy Helena
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Head Girl

Theatre | theSpace on North Bridge (Fife Theatre)

 

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A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. Head Girl navigates the 21st century and girl boss mentality, whilst still practising self-care seven days a week. Becca is running in the campaign for head girl at school and running herself into the ground, all with a smile on her face. But who is she doing all this work for? A platonic love story that will be full of adoration and careful ambition. 'Fringe Theatre at its best' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'In awe' (BBC Radio).

Signed performance dates: 17/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Megan McArthur
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
Additional info: Reserved seating will be available for audience members seeking best view of BSL interpreter.

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Head Girl

Theatre | theSpace on the Mile (Space 2)

 

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A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. Head Girl navigates the 21st century and girl boss mentality, whilst still practising self-care seven days a week. Becca is running in the campaign for head girl at school and running herself into the ground, all with a smile on her face. But who is she doing all this work for? A platonic love story that will be full of adoration and careful ambition. 'Fringe Theatre at its best' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'In awe' (BBC Radio).

Signed performance dates: 17/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Megan McArthur
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Heroin to Hero

Theatre | Army @ The Fringe (Drill Hall)

 

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The one-man show based on the true and unbelievable story of Paul Boggie who went from heroin addict to guarding the Queen at Buckingham palace. On death’s door from a heroin addiction, failed by the system designed to keep him there for profit, Paul needed to free himself from his doomed future. This show is a roller-coaster ride of hard-to-believe coincidences and heartache that led Paul to guarding the Queen! Thrown into an intoxicating visceral world that will leave you questioning your beliefs, you will see Paul’s life choices open up endless possibilities.

Signed performance dates: 20/08/2022,24/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Nicolle Murdoch
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
Additional info: Nicolle will be located stage left of the performer and will be spotlighted - she will be visible form any seat.

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He's Dead

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Summerhall (Main Hall)

 

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He's Dead is a dark fantasy choreography asking the unanswerable question: Was Tupac depressed? This conceptual group work uses dance, live action and sound to unearth the unspoken dehumanisation of marginalised people and Black experience of mental health. Underscored by a pulsing, dominating soundscape, He's Dead is a complex, powerful endeavour to shed tears for the things we cannot unearth. Staged in 3 acts, He's Dead interrogates the injustice experienced by those perceived as flawed; those denied sadness, denied acknowledgement and denied a voice. Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England. www.horizonshowcase.uk

Signed performance dates: 24/08/2022
Language: BSL
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How to Be a Better Human

Theatre | Summerhall (Red Lecture Theatre)

 

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'2019... I lost Dad. Well, I didn't lose him. I knew where he was – in the coffin at the front of the crem.' A spoken word comedy about grief, loss and self-acceptance telling Chris' story of losing Dad and Wife in the space of a few months. Exploring lightness and humour in death and divorce. How we can lose everything and find the strength to rebuild. How growing a beard can be the best decision of your life and why some hedgehogs are absolute dickheads. 'True artistic vulnerability' (Leeds Playhouse).

Signed performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Interpretation provided through partnership with Deaf Action
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I Was Naked, Smelling of Rain

Theatre | ZOO Playground (Playground 1)

 

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Life is complex. A heartfelt, life-affirming storytelling experience exploring absence, presence, loneliness and dis/connectedness through the lens of weather, climate change and wellbeing. We are at a critical point of the climate-change and mental-health crises. We are the most connected ‘on-demand’ generation yet seem to have lost touch with who we are and where we fit in the world. We mediate our life through technology and screens. Are we ever truly where we are and present? Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England.

Signed performance dates: 24/08/2022
Language: BSL
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In the Interest of Health and Safety Can Patrons Kindly Supervise Their Children at All Times

Theatre | Assembly Rooms (Ballroom)

 

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In a room of questionable hygiene. In the dark of a fairy dell. In the tinkling omnipresence of ice cream and the alluring uncovered well... A place where children's lives are unbounded by constant adult surveillance and all dominant generational power relations are destroyed. Do you dare to join us in our new world order? Featuring very special dancers and very loud music, be prepared to come on in and raise merry hell. Are we living the dream or embodying the nightmare? MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Signed performance dates: 18/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Iain Hodgetts
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Jimeoin: The Craic!

Comedy | Just the Tonic Nucleus (Just the Tonic's Atomic Room)

 

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‘Classic nonsense… Stand-up comedy at its best’ (Scotsman). ‘Always, always funny!’ (Herald Sun). ‘Hilarious… It gets no better than this… Brilliant!’ (Time Out). World-class stand-up from live comedy’s internationally acclaimed Irish master. Apollo, Royal Variety, Palladium, 27th Fringe! ‘True comedy legend… still at the top of his game’ (Advertiser, Adelaide). ‘Inspired ramblings… Comedy of the highest order’ (Independent). ‘Recalls the familiar at fantastically silly levels, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess’ (Scotland on Sunday). ‘Hilarious… if laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids… Don’t you miss it!’ (Edinburgh Evening News).

Signed performance dates: 20/08/2022,25/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Catherine King
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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John Bishop and Tony Pitts: Three Little Words Podcast – Presented By Amazon Music

Comedy | Gilded Balloon Teviot (Debating Hall)

 

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Join John Bishop and Tony Pitts as they meet a special guest to chat about three words that mean something to them... and the one they would gladly never, ever hear again. The show is a celebration of language and words, big and small, familiar and strange. Each episode paints a picture through bold and brilliant storytelling. It's a rollercoaster of emotions: funny, warm and beautiful. Three Little Words features stars from all walks of life; actors, authors, musicians, comedians and everything in between.

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Bruce Cameron (16th and 17th). Megan McArthur (18th and 19th). Heather Graham (20th)
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Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths

Comedy | Monkey Barrel Comedy (Monkey Barrel 3)

 

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Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back and a lot has happened over the last few years. She’s moved back to her home island of Anglesey and gotten some rescue chickens. You can expect jokes about skinny jeans, learning Welsh and white supremacy – something for everyone. As seen on Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo and Would I Lie to You? 'Making powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects' **** (Guardian). **** (List). **** (Telegraph).

Signed performance dates: 12/08/2022,26/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Look, No Hands

Theatre | Summerhall (Red Lecture Theatre)

 

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Cyclist Vee has no idea why she's woken up in hospital. Armed with only her medical notes and a surprise appearance on 24 Hours in A&E, she tries to piece together exactly what has happened to her. But the mystery she can't solve is why something so awful... has made her feel so fantastic! Inspired by a real-life cycling collision, this award-winning solo show by Scottish artist Lila Clements, is an uplifting story of hope and survival, made in partnership with female cycling club Velociposse. 'A genuinely exciting piece of theatre' **** (AYoungerTheatre.com).

Signed performance dates: 17/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Katrina Mceachran
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Lost Voice Guy: Cerebral LOLsy

Comedy | Gilded Balloon at the Museum (Auditorium)

 

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Following a sell-out UK tour, Lost Voice Guy returns to Edinburgh with his brand-new show. The Britain's Got Talent winner and star of Ability (BBC Radio 4) and Christmas Comedy Club with Lost Voice Guy (ITV), pokes fun at his life living as a disabled person in a post-apocalyptic world with his new Geordie accent. From the highs of meeting 50% of The Chuckle Brothers to the lows of being called 'him off The X Factor'. ***** (Metro). **** (Telegraph). ''Personal, political, pointed – and very funny' **** (i Newspaper). 'A Consummate Comedian' **** (List).

Signed performance dates: 27/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Bruce Cameron
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Lots and Not Lots

Theatre | Summerhall (Main Hall)

 

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A performance of thrilling extremes: lots of performers, lots of singing, lots of dancing. Choral singing blends with vocal weirdness, while formal patterns of movement transform into joyous line dancing. The stage continuously evolves in a spectrum of nothingness to fullness, darkness to colour, silence to music, as the exceptional young performers question the universe and their place within it. Created by award-winning performance artist and composer Greg Sinclair. Originally produced by the National Theatre of Scotland as part of Futureproof Festival. 'Concentrated vocal and musical energy' **** (Joyce McMillan, Scotsman). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Signed performance dates: 20/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Yvonne Strain
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Love Me or I'll Kill Myself

Theatre | ZOO Playground (Playground 2)

 

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Join Faith, a young woman addicted to Love, on a quest into the dark heart of its enchantments – and if there's any life worth living without them. A madcap, true-life saga of passion, crushing despair and salvation by bath bombs. Whether you’re a seasoned Lothario, yet to taste your first kiss or you've ever experienced the pain of impossible love, Faith's here to help you feel less alone… by falling madly in love with you. And praying you'll reciprocate.

Signed performance dates: 15/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Katrina McEachran
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Made in India/Britain

Theatre | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)

 

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Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle. Along the way he's encountered racism, discrimination and has begun asking himself: 'Where do I belong?' Join him as he delves deep into past experiences in order to discover his true self and a place he can finally call home. Performed by Rinkoo in British Sign Language, with live voiceover provided by an actor. Supported by the Pleasance's Generate Fund. Directed by Tyrone Huggins.

Signed performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,11/08/2022,10/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,22/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: main performer
Interpreter location: Integrated into performance,
Additional info: The show will be performed in BSL by the main performer.

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Mama Love

Theatre | Summerhall (Red Lecture Theatre)

 

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Mama Love is a one-woman show in which Lea Blair Whitcher plays with the absurdities of the idealised and toxic images of motherhood in which she finds herself enmeshed. Against the backdrop of the 2020 Swiss vote on granting new fathers a whole two weeks' paternity leave (18 years behind the Brits' oh-so generous offer), Whitcher links lived experience with current discourses on motherhood, thrashing out a path through a jungle of everyday situations, social clichés and quizzical utopian models of life in a society beyond the bounds of patriarchy.

Signed performance dates: 11/08/2022,18/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Katie Fenwick
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ Dragonfly (Main Room )

 

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'Naturally charismatic storyteller' (Fest) weaves a shocking but very funny account of her youth. Netflix documentary-worthy with a jaw-dropping twist. Comedy storytelling at it's absolute best. Warning: May contain The Slosh. Award-winning and critically acclaimed writer and performer, McBrier brings a personal stand-up storytelling show about badness and kindness. We were 'that' family. Sometimes the apple not only falls far from the tree, but can take root somewhere else. 'Funny like Chic Murray was funny' ***** (Scotsman). 'A hoot from start to finish' ***** (ScotsGay.co.uk).

Signed performance dates: 13/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Martin Mor – the Antidote

Comedy | Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree (Main room)

 

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Solutions or snake oil? You decide. 'A comedy institution' (Guardian). 'World class' (Scotsman). 'A terrifically funny and amiable man' (Skinny). 'Absolutely brilliant... hilarious at every turn' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'Uproariously funny and utterly loveable, Mor is a wonderful entertainer and provider of many insights on life.' (ThreeWeeks). 'A bearded behemoth of comedy... mesmerising to watch' (Gulf Weekly). 'If we could all live our lives more like Martin Mor, the world would be a much better, happier place.' (Fest).

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Megalith

Theatre | ZOO Southside (Main House)

 

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Rocks. Beats. Geological bodies. Stone circles. Copper mining. A violent, fun, loud and lyrical smash-fest, with landscape projection design from award-winning Limbic Cinema. With copper having jet-fuelled technology for the last 10,000 years, a performer and sound artist playfully duet to deep-time techno, metamorphic soundscapes and the Internet of Things. Neolithic flint tools smash stones and laptops in this wildly physical journey to the origins – and 21st century challenges – of mining, from 2018 Herald Angel winners. On previous shows: 'Beautiful, contemplative... a remarkable and urgent show' (Guardian). 'Extraordinary... moving and enlightening' (New Scientist). Get yer strata on.

Signed performance dates: 22/08/2022
Language: Not Selected
Interpreter: Adrian Bailey
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Comedy | Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Beyond)

 

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'Telepathically challenged. Blissfully Funny' (Metro). 'Can't read an autocue, never mind a mind' (Financial Times). Mind Mangler returns to the stage following a reasonably good two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn conference centre, suite 2b. His new solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind. This hilarious new comedy from Mischief, the team behind Magic Goes Wrong and The Play That Goes Wrong, with Henry Lewis will leave you gasping for breath.

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Mischief Movie Night

Comedy | Pleasance at EICC (Pentland Theatre)

 

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Mischief return to the Edinburgh Fringe stepping back to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! Every show is different with you suggesting a genre, location and title and Mischief hilariously bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, directors cuts, thrilling live music and DVD extras that will have you howling with laughter. Over 100,000 households tuned in from over 45 countries to watch the live-streamed version in lockdown, now Mischief's Olivier nominated improv delight is back on stage.

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Miss Lindsay’s Secret

Theatre | Scottish Storytelling Centre (Netherbow Theatre at Fringe)

 

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Come in. Shut the door. Open the box. What’s inside? A museum curator finds hidden letters binding Glenesk to Canada’s Klondike gold rush. But should she tell their intimate secrets? A true tale of sewing and 1900s sexting, revealed by the Curator, the Musician and the Man: Maria MacDonell, Georgina MacDonell Finlayson, Alan Finlayson. Original live music and archives bring the past to the present, Scotland to the world. Fringe 2021 reviews: ‘An outstanding and heartbreakingly beautiful play’ **** (Jenny Gilruth, Scottish Culture Minister). ‘Powerful’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com), ‘A delight’ **** (BritishTheatreGuide.info). ‘Confidently sweeps us away’ **** (TheWeeReview.com).

Signed performance dates: 22/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Rachel Amey
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Mustard

Theatre | Summerhall (Main Hall)

 

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Triple Fringe First and Olivier winning Fishamble, in association with Fringe First winning Sunday's Child, return to Summerhall with the 2019 hit show Mustard by Eva O'Connor. A darkly comic play about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism. When the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, leaves E, she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France. Winner: Scotsman Fringe First 2019. **** (Scotsman). ***** (Edinburgh Festival Magazine). **** (TheWeeReview). **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Nightlands by Jack MacGregor

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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Nightlands is a play about how authoritarianism weaponises nostalgia, about Russia today. A psychological thriller set in the ex-Soviet ghost town of Pyramiden, Svalbard. Set in 1999 at the dawn of the Putin autocracy, Pyramiden's caretakers play out a generational and ideological conflict. Sasha (Matthew Zajac) is nostalgic for the collapsed communist past while Slava (Rebecca Wilkie) wants a better future. Their epic struggle rages like the storms of the polar night. From leading Scottish company Dogstar. 'Don't miss a chance to see it' (Herald on The Sky Is Safe, 2017).

Signed performance dates: 11/08/2022
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One of Two

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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Trapped in the bathroom with an evil tattie, Jack wrestles with the reality of living alone. Jack Hunter's inspiring* debut comedy is full of heart and a half-empty bag of Weetos. A true tale of twins growing up with cerebral palsy. Jump aboard the "strugglebus" with Jack as he steers through the intersectionality of disability, whilst honking at societal attitudes and Eddie Redmayne's career choices. Supported by Summerhall's Mary Dick Award. Developed through Playwrights' Studio Scotland's Disabled Playwright Programme. Jack recently starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre. *Inspiration not guaranteed.

Signed performance dates: 04/08/2022,13/08/2022,27/08/2022,25/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Rachel Amey
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Pain and I

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Summerhall (TechCube 0)

 

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A bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. Layering playful choreography, experimental movement, intimate autobiographical text and original music by Alicia Jane Turner, Hopfinger asks 'What does it mean to care for our bodies, ourselves, and each other in times of personal and collective pain?' in this powerful, honest, and compelling solo performance. Diversely accessible: available as a live performance, audio experience and visual publication. 'Poetic... piece that reflects on the performer's chronic pain not as enemy... but as an old friend' **** (Guardian). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Signed performance dates: 09/08/2022,10/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Rachel Amey
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Payday Party

Theatre | Pleasance Dome (AceDome)

 

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Food prices up. Fuel prices up. Water bills up. National Insurance up. In a cost of living crisis, what do you do to survive? Eat, heat? Or throw a Payday Party!! Six artists share their real-life stories and talents in the hope of getting paid by you, the audience. Payday Party is the most glamorous legal political party you will go to. Song, dance, rap, spoken word and live music are thrown into the cauldron of despair to cook up a survival cake Marie Antoinette would be proud of.

Signed performance dates: 25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Nez Parr
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
Additional info: Interpreter is based mostly to the right of the stage, but will also move with the performers at times during the show.

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Peaceophobia

Theatre | Summerhall @ Q Park – OMNI, Greenside Row (Summerhall @ Q Park – OMNI)

 

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Peaceophobia is an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world. Part car-meet, part-theatre, the show explores how you find peace in a world that tells you who you are. Growing up in the shadow of the Bradford Riots, 9/11 and police harassment, cars and faith are a sanctuary, an escape, an expression for three Muslim Pakistani men. Staged in a carpark with a Supra, a Golf and a classic Nova, Peaceophobia brings together cars and theatre with cinematic lighting and an original electronic sound score. Presented by Commonwealth and Fuel. Part of the Horizon Showcase.

Signed performance dates: 25/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Ali Gordon
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Police Cops: The Musical

Comedy | Assembly George Square Studios (Studio One)

 

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USA, 1985: Rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson joined the force to protect and serve... But now Jimmy's in deep, partnered up with a renegade Police Cop and leaned on by a racist Chief. With guns loaded and safety catches off, Jimmy's on a freewheeling adventure from the mean streets of America to Mexico, where destiny awaits in the form of grizzled ex-Police Cop Juanita Gonzalez. Multi award-winning Police Cops are back and bigger than ever. Featuring an expanded ensemble and original songs, their unique physical comedy mayhem is supercharged for their most ambitious show yet.

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Tom Simper
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Rajesh and Naresh

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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A feel-good love story. When Rajesh visits Mumbai, he encounters Naresh – not exactly the Indian wife his mother hoped for. Bend it like Beckham meets It's a Sin in the queer romcom you've been waiting for – set just after India's landmark decriminalisation of homosexuality in 2018. Funny and charmingly performed, Rajesh and Naresh was written from workshops conducted with members of the queer South Asian community in London and abroad. **** (Stage).

Signed performance dates: 08/08/2022,09/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Red

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Dance Base (Studio 1)

 

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Red is fearless, Red is fierce, Red is powerful – a one-woman dance theatre work with a hint of fun and fabulousness. You will laugh, you’ll cry, you won’t forget. A poignant, riotous, glamorous and ultimately triumphant exploration of one woman’s story – an exquisite exploration of female endurance. Described as unforgettable, shattering and hilarious, Red is a soul-baring retelling of one woman’s journey through illness and recovery with an eye to the future. Honest, face-to-face dialogue with the audience, balanced with beautifully framed film and movement.

Signed performance dates: 27/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Lesley Crerar
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Red Alert – Cancer!

Theatre | ZOO Playground (Playground 1)

 

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Red Alert – Cancer! Meet the Wilsons, five children, three with red hair, who came to Scotland in 1959. The redheads, Iain, Heather and Allan, developed cancer in their 50s. There will be sadness and laughter as Allan tells their story. This show will move you and intrigue you about possible connections between cancer and red hair. If you love Mark Thomas, Bryony Kimmings and the NHS, we are sure you'll also enjoy Red Alert - Cancer! Directed by Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir (Hang, Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything, Maryland, Deliverance).

Signed performance dates: 10/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Adrian Bailey
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Rocky!

Theatre | ZOO Southside (Main House)

 

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Award-winning political theatre based on the movie about the harmless, loser boxer Rocky, who against all odds defeats his own inferiority and unreasonable loser life. He has all the wrong opinions, though fortunately no airtime. But what happens when he breaks character and gains power? Rocky! is fiercely entertaining and will swipe you off your feet. 'Left me speechless and with a hammering heart' ***** (Scenekanten.com). 'This experience proved to me that theatre is able to deal with the most problematic discussions of zeitgeist and power' ***** (Berlingske).

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Katie Fenwick
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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Saved

Music | ZOO Southside (Studio)

 

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Saved is a multi-layered, retro-mechanical music show built around rescued 70s home organs. Turned inside out, their internal spinning speakers are exposed for us to see as well as hear. Along with cassettes, a turntable, AM radios and a modified whisk, Saved celebrates an analogue era where A-B-C Fun Block and One Finger Chord buttons captivated our imagination. Leak, of Spaghetti Western Orchestra fame, gently transports us to a curious sound-world where the mundane becomes surprisingly beautiful. 'It knows exactly what it's doing and it does it sublimely' (Lyn Gardner, StagedoorApp.com).

Signed performance dates: 18/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Adrian Bailey
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Sean Logan: Full Spectrum

Music | Pianodrome at the Old Royal High (Pianodrome Amphitheatre)

 

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Jaw dropping piano whiz and star of BAFTA-winning Harmonic Spectrum film, Sean Logan presents funky and furious keyboard acrobatics with musings on life as a neurodiverse musician. From baroque dance to electro-trance, you'll need to hold on tight!

Signed performance dates: 21/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Karen Forbes
Interpreter location: Integrated into performance,
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Shame on You!

Theatre | Summerhall (Demonstration Room)

 

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You can be ashamed of many things. Of yourself, your family. Of your country, your President. Of your actions and inactions. This is what we, a Swiss/Russian duo, wrote three years ago. And today we are deeply ashamed – of Russia and its President. Following a journey through Switzerland, Russia and Pakistan this Archive on Shame explores seemingly banal everyday situations and painful experiences of violence and discrimination, against which a spectrum of shame unfolds. With live music and personal testimony this confronting show comes to Edinburgh in a changed world.

Signed performance dates: 11/08/2022,18/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Yvonne Strain
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Shrimp Dance

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Dance Base (Studio 3)

 

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Shrimp Dance is a Butoh dance performance with live music and video art, based on research showing anti-depressants entering the sea through human waste are affecting the behaviour of shrimp. High levels of Prozac cause shrimp to abandon their shadowy habitat and swim towards the light where they’re often eaten. The humans are so sad that the shrimp are going crazy. Shrimp Dance is a meditation on the medicalisation of profound sadness, linking our inner isolation to climate change, eco-anxiety and related crises (waste, ecocide, consumer capitalism and extreme inequality). Your sadness is political.

Signed performance dates: 10/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Something in the Water

Theatre | Summerhall (Cairns Lecture Theatre)

 

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'Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks' (InDaily.com.au). When Grumms transforms from a normal girl into a squid monster (Creature from the Black Lagoon meets The Muppets), they must hide their secret identity in order to pass in society. Stunning video projections, puppetry and physical comedy combine in this absurd exploration of gender and growing up "normal". Winner – Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2021. ***** (StarPhoenix). 'If you like your theatre madcap, thoughtful and combined with what's-coming-next intrigue, don't miss out' (Advertiser, Adelaide)

Signed performance dates: 09/08/2022,23/08/2022,18/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: BSL interpreter provided by Deaf Action
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Spill Your Drink: A Deaf Cabaret

Cabaret and Variety | Deaf Action (Blackwood Bar)

 

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Pioneering theatre company Solar Bear presents a rude, riotous celebration of Scottish deaf talent. Cabaret as you’ve never seen it before. Up close and personal in Deaf Action’s bar. A rollercoaster ride of comedy, songs and performance. Of BSL and visual storytelling. Of drag and drama. Fasten your seatbelts and hold onto your drinks. It’s going to be a bumpy night.

Signed performance dates: 12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Interpretation provided in partnership with Deaf Action
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Taiwan Season: Experimentation and Innovation: Crossing Boundaries in Digital and Performing Arts

Events | Dance Base (Studio 1)

 

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Come join a panel of experts and gain valuable insights into the strategic thinking and collaborative developments linking digital and live art forms in Taiwan and the world. This live/online talk also examines how touring and international collaborations have changed post-pandemic. Among the scheduled speakers are the artistic directors of Digital Arts Foundation and Anarchy Dance Theatre, a consultant at New Taipei City Art Museum, and Barbican Theatre Plymouth's highly tech-savvy CEO.

Signed performance dates: 15/08/2022
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Taiwan Season: Experimentation and Innovation: Crossing Boundaries in Digital and Performing Arts

Events | Fringe Online (YouTube)

 

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Come join a panel of experts and gain valuable insights into the strategic thinking and collaborative developments linking digital and live art forms in Taiwan and the world. This live/online talk also examines how touring and international collaborations have changed post-pandemic. Among the scheduled speakers are the artistic directors of Digital Arts Foundation and Anarchy Dance Theatre, a consultant at New Taipei City Art Museum, and Barbican Theatre Plymouth's highly tech-savvy CEO.

Signed performance dates: 15/08/2022
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Take it Away, Cheryl

Theatre | Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Mint Studio)

 

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Carnival kissing booth: sometime, someplace. Cheryl is equipped to deal with anything... and good thing, since folks have stopped coming for kisses and started coming to tell her about some pretty heavy problems. Journey through this flirtatious, attention-deficit, tragicomic trip and discover the lengths one woman will go to to make you feel better. Developed at NYU Tisch School of the Arts under mentorship of Obie Award winner Heather Christian. Audiences rave: 'Warner is a masterful performer, creator and storyteller not to be missed' and 'Genuinely funny and absurd, precisely because of its truth'.

Signed performance dates: 11/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Gill wood
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Tales of Vomit, Trash and Broken Glass

Theatre | theSpace on the Mile (Space 3)

 

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After an ecological disaster unleashes a neurotoxin into the air, two people are thrust into a series of emotionally-charged vignettes, where they are forced to confront both the nature of their relationships and their own paranoid monkey brains. As waste accumulates, themes are recycled and the rules of this hyper-realistic world grow increasingly absurd, the humans, monsters and cyborgs of this play attempt to chart a path forward. Ultimately, Tales explores the parallel between destructive relationships and environmental destruction, asking the question: in a world full of toxicity, how do we heal?

Signed performance dates: 21/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Kitty Taylor-Brown
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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Terrence the T-Rex

Theatre | Paradise in The Vault (The Annexe)

 

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All Terrence wants is to earn a living as a dinosaur impersonator, have his talents appreciated by the world, land a Netflix deal, embark on a US tour, and design a line of branded merch. The world, however, has other plans for Terrence. He’s stuck in a cycle of messy break-ups, living with his parents, and being laughed at by everyone who sees his handmade (and to scale) T-Rex costume. Apropos Theatre return to the Fringe following their five-star debut. ‘The kind of show that the Fringe should be all about’ (TheEdinburghReporter.co.uk).

Signed performance dates: 09/08/2022,16/08/2022,23/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Kitty Taylor-Brown
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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The Dan Daw Show

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Dance Base (Studio 1)

 

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The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. After a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is seizing the moment to inspire himself and take ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is. In an intimate evening with performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) this show sees Dan take back the power by being dominated on his own terms.

Signed performance dates: 26/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Ali Gordon
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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The Fate of the Dragon: An Illustrated Spoken Word Performance on the New Normal

Spoken Word | Deaf Action (Blackwood Bar)

 

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Normal is a wound, weapon, and lie. And refusing to believe it is the beginning of freedom. The Fate of the Dragon takes a poetic, heartbreaking look at the injustices that societies have normalized and the devastating consequences that many face just for being different. However, this performance’s message is not one of despair, for it also poses a hopeful vision of “the new normal”. The extraordinary illustrations that accompany this piece were born of travel magic. Hear the story behind the story.

Signed performance dates: 27/08/2022
Language: BSL
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The Man Who Planted Trees

Theatre | Scottish Storytelling Centre (Netherbow Theatre at Fringe)

 

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This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past 14 years, with repeat appearances at the Sydney Opera House and Off-Broadway. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling. 'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown ups. Terrific' (Guardian). 'It is very, very rare to find something that appeals as effortlessly to adults and children as this magical show' ***** (Scotsman). ‘Cannot be recommended too highly’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info).

Signed performance dates: 27/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Paul Belmonte
Interpreter location: Stage Left,
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The Mould that Changed the World

Musicals and Opera | The Edinburgh Academy (Magnusson Theatre)

 

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Would you save the world if you could? Alexander Fleming’s penicillin was a life-changing discovery that became a world-changing cure. Now at the end of his life, he is not just looking back, he must still look forwards – because the world depends on it. Resistance is a threat that no one knows is coming – because no one is listening. How can he rescue the power of all antibiotics from the frenzy of the miracle cure before it’s too late? The sell-out musical returns…

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Adrian Bailey
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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The Not So Ugly Duckling: A Play for Grownups

Theatre | Scottish Storytelling Centre (Netherbow Theatre at Fringe)

 

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We think we know this story. But when two older women retell a familiar tale, they find dark places and unanswered questions. Entering life's gloriously chaotic duckpond, they celebrate the pains and joys of lives well-lived. Maria MacDonell and Jo Clifford write and perform this novel storytelling reimagining, directed by Ian Cameron and with designs from Ali Maclaurin. (Lighting Design by Roddy Simpson, Sound Design by Georgina MacDonell Finlayson) MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Rachel Amey
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The Rainbow – A Rehearsed Reading of a New Adaptation

Theatre | ZOO Southside (Main House)

 

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Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow was extraordinarily ahead of its time as Lawrence explores the experiences of three generations of Polish women living in Nottinghamshire at the turn of the 20th century. This groundbreaking adaptation by award-winning neurodivergent playwright Nicola Werenowska, will focus on the women at the centre of this rich work. Through interweaving narration, dialogue, lyrical text and movement, this work creates a space for matrilineal knowledge, and a debate around decolonising narratives by addressing the women's Polish heritage.

Signed performance dates: 10/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Chris Stone
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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The Rest of Our Lives

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

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Hopefully hopeful, The Rest of Our Lives is a joyful morning dose of dance, theatre, circus and games. A cabaret of life and near death. Two middle-aged lives in an eclectic, spontaneous, predictable and random decline. Jo is an old dancer, George an old clown. International artists with 100 years of life experience between them, armed with a soundtrack of floor-fillers, a book of raffle tickets and a sprinkling of eco-friendly optimism. Joyful, celebratory and hilarious. The struggle is real. It's the beginning of the end. But we're still here.

Signed performance dates: 24/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Joa Knight
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The Sign Language Myth

Spoken Word | The Stand’s New Town Theatre (Studio)

 

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Sign language is not universal, there are hundreds of versions used throughout the world. But could there be one common sign language that everyone could understand? International Sign promises to be that language! So is this the answer to global sign communication? How universal is International Sign? Who really uses it? Dr Annelies Kusters (Heriot-Watt University) asks whether the global deaf community needs to be multilingual or is International Sign the answer to communicating throughout the world?

Signed performance dates: 09/08/2022,13/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Annelies Kusters
Interpreter location: Integrated into performance,
Additional info: The performer will be incorporating sign language into her performance. Central seating is advised.

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Theatre | University of Edinburgh Playfair Library (Playfair Library)

 

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A wild session of anarchic theatre, haunting, authentic folk music and strange goings-on, created by David Greig and Wils Wilson who are revisiting their award-winning legendary original production in the extraordinary surroundings of the Playfair Library. 'You shouldn’t miss this for the world’ ***** (Herald). Inspired by the original National Theatre of Scotland commissioned production. Presented with support from The University of Edinburgh.

Signed performance dates: 16/08/2022
Language: BSL
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The Village and The Road

Theatre | Scottish Storytelling Centre (Netherbow Theatre at Fringe)

 

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A personal and collective story about rural depopulation, told through storytelling, live music and theatre. Tom Pow draws on his travels for this emotive journey exploring abandonment of the countryside, refugee crises and the great thinning of the natural world, whilst The Galloway Agreement musicians draw on their wide experience of European musical traditions, enlarging the emotional landscape and driving the narrative. ‘All human life is here, and if we cannot easily express what has been lost in the decline of rural places, we surely know it’s gone.’ (Patrick Laurie). Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Signed performance dates: 23/08/2022,24/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Greg Colquhoun
Interpreter location: Stage Right,
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This Is Memorial Device

Theatre | Wee Red Bar (Wee Red Bar Main Space)

 

Show description

On festival nights, we present a new play, starring Paul Higgins, based on David Keenan’s novel, This Is Memorial Device. The fictional history of 1980s Airdrie’s mysterious, post-punk legends, Memorial Device, Keenan’s novel has developed a huge cult following. This stage adaptation is a glorious, hallucinatory journey back into the hopes and dreams of early adulthood. Adapted and directed by Graham Eatough and co-produced by the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Book Festival, This is Memorial Device features original music by Stephen McRobbie from the hugely influential Glasgow band, The Pastels, contemporaries of Memorial Device...

Signed performance dates: 23/08/2022
Language: BSL
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This is Paradise

Theatre | Traverse Theatre (Traverse 2)

 

Show description

10 April 1998, Belfast. The Good Friday Agreement is signed, promising peace to Northern Ireland. Across the city, Kate receives a call from a desperate young woman, compelling her to return to a relationship she left in another life, and embark upon a journey which risks the uneasy peace she has since made for herself. A powerful, intimate, dream-like monologue shimmering with the vibrancy of life, This is Paradise explores what happens when one woman is asked to rescue the man who promised to destroy her – and how we can begin again. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Signed performance dates: 17/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Nicolle Murdoch
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Tickbox

Theatre | Summerhall (TechCube 0)

 

Show description

How did a Pakistani family cope when arriving in cold and wet Scotland? Like many migrants they used food to make friends. But when no one had heard of a samosa, how could the barriers be broken down? You might have seen Lubna as Mina in Still Game at the Hydro in 2014, or perhaps you heard her on BBC Radio 4 in Loose Ends with Clive Anderson. See her perform all the characters, from Brown Owl to the acting agent, in her own engaging style in her first play Tickbox. **** (Scotsman).

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Tim Crouch: Truth's A Dog Must to Kennel

Theatre | Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh (The Lyceum Studio)

 

Show description

World premiere of a solo work by ‘the country’s pre-eminent experimental playwright’ (Stage). Not here, but in another place. In another place a country is at war; an old man is blinded. But not in this theatre. Here, everyone’s safe. Everything’s hilarious. The Fool leaves King Lear before the killing starts. In Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel he enters a virtual reality and returns to the wreckage of the world he left both onstage and off. In this extraordinary new play by Tim Crouch, King Lear meets stand-up meets the metaverse.

Signed performance dates: 24/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Visiting Cezanne

Theatre | Hill Street Theatre (Alba Theatre)

 

Show description

How does an artist keep going when all seems hopeless? Seeking an answer, a failed artist in New York visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016. From there she unexpectedly travels to an artist’s studio in southern France in 1900. She desperately wants to get back to her home in 2016 but Paul Cezanne, another obscure artist with his own problems, is not being helpful. Also ensnared in this crisis are Cezanne’s gardener and an art historian from Utah. This play's creative team is Glasgow-based.

Signed performance dates: 23/08/2022
Language: BSL
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Waterloo

Theatre | Summerhall (Old Lab)

 

Show description

Award-winning performer Bron Batten wrestles with love and war in an explosive interrogation of her ill-fated affair with a conservative military official. A bittersweet romance crossed with an action blockbuster ‘far more than a story of unlikely lovers… Astonishing’ **** (Time Out). ‘Will have you both belly laughing and questioning your own beliefs… Not for the faint hearted’ (StageWhispers.com.au). Winner: Summerhall Edinburgh Touring Award, 2019; Arts House Evolution Award, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019; Best Theatre Category Award, Perth Fringe Festival 2020. Waterloo is supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.

Signed performance dates: 11/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Interpretation provided through partnership with Deaf Action
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Wilf

Theatre | Traverse Theatre (Traverse 1)

 

Show description

Calvin is going to revolutionise his life. Escape his abusive boyfriend, detonate his inner sex bomb, see (and shag) the world! Now he’s found his partner in crime in Wilf, a rusty Volkswagen Polo. Together they hit the road on a wild ride of greasy takeaways, graveyard orgies and banging 80s power ballads – ending up somewhere they never imagined they’d go… This riotous, heartfelt play takes audiences on a hilarious and unapologetic ride through Scotland as Calvin and Wilf attempt to escape loneliness, cope with mental illness and learn to love themselves, with the help of one another.

Signed performance dates: 19/08/2022
Language: BSL
Interpreter: Iain Hodgetts
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Touch Tours

Art27's First Hand: Women Artists Exhibition

ART27scotland | Exhibition Space (Exhibitions)

 

Show description

Art27’s First Hand: Women Artists combines the work of four award-winning artists who have had residencies at Art27 scotland. These international-facing artworks all explore themes of the artist's homes, current and previous, from Pan African Art by Maryam Yahia Mohamed, street photography by renowned Iranian photojournalist Laleh Sherkat, prints by Polish visual and sound artist Marta Adamowicz, and Displaced Paintings by Yemeni Artist Shatha Altowai.

Touch tour performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022

Additional info: Please make any additional requests and our staff will try and provide.

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Buzzing Anonymous

Arthur Conan Doyle Centre | The Helen Duncan Room (Theatre)

 

Show description

This groundbreaking piece of theatre is based on an ADHD support group. It watches unlikely relationships form through the chaos and natural dramatic comedy that occurs when neurodivergent people try to navigate through day-to-day life. It sheds light on mental health issues such as ADHD, ASC, OCD, depression and anxiety through a comedic lens, while exploring the obscurity of these conditions.

Touch tour performance dates: 26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022

Additional info: If you are in need of a touch tour please contact the venue prior to the performance.

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Dave Chawner: Mental

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire | Long Room (Comedy)

 

Show description

A show about mental health, not just mental illness. From number-one, best-selling author, award-winning comedian and presenter Dave Chawner. As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 5. As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4. 'Quirky, moving and hilarious' (Indy100.com). 'Hilariously entertaining' (Mail On Sunday). 'This is one comic you have to make the effort to see' (Scottish Herald). **** (List). **** (TheWeeReview.com). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

Touch tour performance dates: 22/08/2022

Additional info: Please email [email protected] for all information and to organise a time at your convenience

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Green Knight

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Library at Fringe (Theatre)

 

Show description

Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur's finest knight. But what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Winner of Best Female Actor award at Buxton Fringe 2018. 'Superlative... storytelling theatre' ***** (FringeGuru.com). 'A captivating performance... storytelling at its very best' **** (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). 'Enthralling, spine-tingling' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Performed and written by Debbie Cannon. Directed by Flavia D'Avila, with dramaturgy by Jen McGregor.

Touch tour performance dates: 12/08/2022,13/08/2022

Additional info: Please contact [email protected] or 0131 556 9579 for further information.

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Head Girl

theSpace on North Bridge | Fife Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. Head Girl navigates the 21st century and girl boss mentality, whilst still practising self-care seven days a week. Becca is running in the campaign for head girl at school and running herself into the ground, all with a smile on her face. But who is she doing all this work for? A platonic love story that will be full of adoration and careful ambition. 'Fringe Theatre at its best' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'In awe' (BBC Radio).

Touch tour performance dates: 10/08/2022,08/08/2022

Additional info: The Touch Tour will take place as we set up the stage for our show! We have 10 minutes in the venue before the show begins so please arrive at 10.30 am to watch us set up and to experience our props and set before you take your seats.If you come to the Fife Theatre at the Space on North Bridge in advance, you will be let into the auditorium early. There is no requirement to book.

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Head Girl

theSpace on the Mile | Space 2 (Theatre)

 

Show description

A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. Head Girl navigates the 21st century and girl boss mentality, whilst still practising self-care seven days a week. Becca is running in the campaign for head girl at school and running herself into the ground, all with a smile on her face. But who is she doing all this work for? A platonic love story that will be full of adoration and careful ambition. 'Fringe Theatre at its best' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'In awe' (BBC Radio).

Touch tour performance dates: 10/08/2022,08/08/2022

Additional info: The Touch Tour will take place as we set up the stage for our show! We have 10 minutes in the venue before the show begins so please arrive at 10.30 am to watch us set up and to experience our props and set before you take your seats.If you come to the Fife Theatre at the Space on North Bridge in advance, you will be let into the auditorium early. There is no requirement to book.

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Heroin to Hero

Army @ The Fringe | Drill Hall (Theatre)

 

Show description

The one-man show based on the true and unbelievable story of Paul Boggie who went from heroin addict to guarding the Queen at Buckingham palace. On death’s door from a heroin addiction, failed by the system designed to keep him there for profit, Paul needed to free himself from his doomed future. This show is a roller-coaster ride of hard-to-believe coincidences and heartache that led Paul to guarding the Queen! Thrown into an intoxicating visceral world that will leave you questioning your beliefs, you will see Paul’s life choices open up endless possibilities.

Touch tour performance dates: 27/08/2022

Additional info: Tour tours will be available one hour prior to the performance start and can be arranged via [email protected]

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Joshua (and Me)

Pleasance Dome | 10Dome (Theatre)

 

Show description

One-woman show about being a sibling to someone who's autistic. Hannah lives by the seaside with Mum, Dad, and two brothers, Ben and Joshua. The brothers are very different. Ben lets Hannah in his room, they play spies together and, sometimes, he even gives her a hug. These things aren't possible with Joshua. It's like he speaks a different language. Mum says they have to 'understand each other's worlds'. Mission accepted. Full of laughter, love, and original music, Joshua and Me explores the writer's own experience of growing up with an autistic sibling.

Touch tour performance dates: 05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,11/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,16/08/2022,18/08/2022,17/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,24/08/2022,23/08/2022,22/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,29/08/2022

Additional info: The touch tour will take place from 10:25 to 10:45.

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The Dan Daw Show

Dance Base | Studio 1 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. After a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is seizing the moment to inspire himself and take ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is. In an intimate evening with performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) this show sees Dan take back the power by being dominated on his own terms.

Touch tour performance dates: 23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022

Additional info: Each show will include a 'pre show access session' 1 hour before each show, starting at 19:30 in Dance Base's reception. This is for anyone who would like to come and speak with a member of the creative team or receive more information about triggers or anything else that might be a concern for them during the show. Audience members can also watch and listen a video of the loudest and brightest moments of the show during this session. You do not have to have a ticket to the show to experience the pre-show access session and are welcome to attend in order for you to make a decision on whether the show is right for you. You can read more about access and trigger warnings for this show on The Dan Daw Show webpage.

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The Man Who Planted Trees

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Theatre)

 

Show description

This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past 14 years, with repeat appearances at the Sydney Opera House and Off-Broadway. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling. 'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown ups. Terrific' (Guardian). 'It is very, very rare to find something that appeals as effortlessly to adults and children as this magical show' ***** (Scotsman). ‘Cannot be recommended too highly’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info).

Touch tour performance dates: 17/08/2022

Additional info: Please contact [email protected] or 0131 556 9579 for further information.

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

University of Edinburgh Playfair Library | Playfair Library (Theatre)

 

Show description

A wild session of anarchic theatre, haunting, authentic folk music and strange goings-on, created by David Greig and Wils Wilson who are revisiting their award-winning legendary original production in the extraordinary surroundings of the Playfair Library. 'You shouldn’t miss this for the world’ ***** (Herald). Inspired by the original National Theatre of Scotland commissioned production. Presented with support from The University of Edinburgh.

Touch tour performance dates: 11/08/2022

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The Village and The Road

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Theatre)

 

Show description

A personal and collective story about rural depopulation, told through storytelling, live music and theatre. Tom Pow draws on his travels for this emotive journey exploring abandonment of the countryside, refugee crises and the great thinning of the natural world, whilst The Galloway Agreement musicians draw on their wide experience of European musical traditions, enlarging the emotional landscape and driving the narrative. ‘All human life is here, and if we cannot easily express what has been lost in the decline of rural places, we surely know it’s gone.’ (Patrick Laurie). Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Touch tour performance dates: 23/08/2022

Additional info: Meeting at 2.30pm, at the Reception Desk at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Booking not essential, but bookable by emailing [email protected] or calling 0131 556 9579.

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We Were Promised Honey!

ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall | ROUNDABOUT (Theatre)

 

Show description

Maybe after this we’ll occupy the theatre. Maybe in one hundred years it’ll be swallowed by the sea. Maybe we’ll all meet here again. Maybe everything will go to shit. From the makers of Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist and The Accident Did Not Take Place comes an act of communal storytelling. A hopeful, hopeless prophecy for earth and humankind. A story of us, our future, of paradise and how we get there in the end. ‘YESYESNONO make shows that feel completely different to anybody else’ (Exeunt). Total Theatre Award Winner 2017.

Touch tour performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022

Additional info: There is no “set” to touch but we are happy to have audience members enter prior to the performance to participate in a touch tour. To organise a touch tour, please contact [email protected] to arrange entry time and meeting place. Touch tours will be available for all performances.

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Relaxed performances

360° Street Art Exhibition, Spray Paint Tasters and Affordable Art Sale

Quality Yard | Outdoor Courtyard and Exhibition Space (Exhibitions)

 

Show description

Quality Yard brings you a free outdoor 360° wrap-around exhibition of creative street art and graffiti by nationally and internationally exhibited artists. Newly painted artworks are free to view on six external walls of Quality Yard. Come visit this unique 360° visual experience in our quiet courtyard in the heart of Leith’s old town. We’ve also Pay What You Want spray paint tasters and affordable street art sale. A hidden Leith gem in an 18th-century walled courtyard, between the famous Port of Leith pub (Constitution Street) and The Shore.

Relaxed performance dates: 07/08/2022,14/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: None

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: This is an outdoor street art exhibition in a quiet corner of Leith with no loud music. Guides on hand to help with spray can taster event through our opening hours. There will be no PA system. Audiences can become familiar with the space beforehand by following this link www.qualityyard.co.uk

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A Ladder to the Stars

Gilded Balloon Teviot | Dining Room (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl's birthday wish... she wishes she could dance with the stars. Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of puppetry, music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt, humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.

Relaxed performance dates: 20/08/2020,16/08/2020,17/08/2022

Contained in show: Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Latex balloons

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

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Adventure Bubble Show with Milkshake

theSpaceTriplex | Big (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

Every child goes inside their own bubble! Seen on China, Romania and Bulgaria’s Got Talent. Fringe World Weekly Award 2021, 2016. ***** (WhatsOnInAdelaide.net.au, SeeDoEatReview.com, TheClothesline.com.au, Glamadelaide.com.au, FringeReview.co.uk). It's more than a bubble show – it's a bubble adventure. After two years of sold-out shows in Australia, Milkshake and Dr Bubble return with their newest Bubble Show in a fantastic story of friendship through bubbles. Come see shadow bubbles, light bubbles, square bubbles, smoke bubbles, spinning carousels, track bubbles, vortexes, bubble puppets, giant bubble tubes and a million-bubble finale.

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022

Contained in show: Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: Yes. Dr Bubble will explain the show prior to commencement and let people know that whilst they are allowed to move around during the show, for the purpose of safety, no-one is allowed on stage during the performance (slip hazard). Lights will be brighter, music lower and character performing level reduced (no yelling or explosive movements). The option of being inside a bubble at the end of the show is also on offer to all children attending however audience members also have the option of just watching other children go inside a bubble (we often find this is the case with certain children on the spectrum).

Additional info: If you have any questions or concerns please email us on [email protected] or via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/drbubblemilkshake/

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Age Is a Feeling

Summerhall | Anatomy Lecture Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

Your life from the day of your 25th birthday through to your death. Seminal moments. Rites of passage. And all the things unsaid. Inspired by hospices, mystics and trips to the cemetery, Age Is a Feeling wrestles with our endless chances to change course while we're alive. From Haley McGee – 'Fearless, raw talent' (CBC) – creator of sell-out The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale. 'Brilliantly entertaining, witty and poignant' (Lyn Gardner). A covert rallying cry against cynicism and regret. A call to seize our time. Directed by Adam Brace.

Relaxed performance dates: 14/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: None

Character introduction?: No.

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Alice in Wonderland

Greenside @ Nicolson Square | Lime Studio (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Experience a joyful adaptation of this classic, in a show for the whole family. Watch your favourite characters spring to life through ballet as you join Alice as she peeks through the Duchess’ house, invites herself to the Mad Hatter's tea party, and fears for her head in the Queen of Hearts’ garden. When Alice wakes up you will both be wondering… was this real or just a dream? Performed by Edinburgh’s only non-professional ballet company, this run includes a sensory-friendly performance on Thursday. For more details see: www.edinburghballettheatre.com

Relaxed performance dates: 25/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. At the beginning of the show, we will explain the expectations and what is allowed during the performance. We will allow people to move around and make noise, but ask that they do not go into the stage area and interact with the performers. For more details, please see our website (https://www.edinburghballettheatre.com).

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And

Dance Base | Studio 3 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

And is a tribute to all that has graced this earth. To everything. Thank you. And is a sacrifice to every emotion, even those we are yet to feel. And is an homage to: the cosmos, the minuscule, the magic and every meaningless moment. And is to observe, question, experience and fail. And is in-between and something to believe in. And is hope. And is the mothers and grandmothers who've danced before us, everyone we've ever known and the children we're yet to meet. And is an autobiographical performance about growing up, exploring culture, identity, nationality and politics. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022

Contained in show: Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No. .

Additional info: Latecomers are welcome throughout. The performer - Charlotte - will introduce herself to audiences as part of the performance. She will also be around after the performance to speak with audiences.

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Art27's First Hand: Women Artists Exhibition

ART27scotland | Exhibition Space (Exhibitions)

 

Show description

Art27’s First Hand: Women Artists combines the work of four award-winning artists who have had residencies at Art27 scotland. These international-facing artworks all explore themes of the artist's homes, current and previous, from Pan African Art by Maryam Yahia Mohamed, street photography by renowned Iranian photojournalist Laleh Sherkat, prints by Polish visual and sound artist Marta Adamowicz, and Displaced Paintings by Yemeni Artist Shatha Altowai.

Relaxed performance dates: 16/08/2022,17/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: None

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Available anytime on request to see the exhibition

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Badgers Can't Be Friends

Greenside @ Nicolson Square | Fern Studio (Theatre)

 

Show description

Runner-up for Best Comedy at Standing Ovation Awards 2021. 'Mrs Kirkham comes up to my classroom at lunch and sees… And sees us… Having a ninja battle'. When Mr. Dennis, a super-teacher, hits back at the education system, he finds himself becoming a not-so-super hero. Who is he fighting for? Will he triumph? And can he find that weird smell in his kitchen? After Southwark Playhouse and King’s Head Theatre, this phenomenon finally lands at Edinburgh. An offbeat comedy with a serious edge. 'A riveting play with relentless energy… very, very funny’ ***** (LondonPubTheatres.com).

Relaxed performance dates: 15/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Distinctive smells Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. There will be a pre-show introduction to characters and actors.

Additional info: The house lights will be dimmed rather than completely off and sound effects will be softened in intensity. There will be a warning provided prior to the start of the show regarding coloured lights, flashing lights and lighting changes. The door to the venue will be kept open in order for people to exit/enter freely.

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Beware the Beasts

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Library at Fringe (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

Scotland was once full of magical beasts, absolutely full of them: bog goblins, dragons, naughty fairies, brownies, bony-backed horsemen... all sorts. For the last 200 years they’ve kept themselves to themselves but recently, with lockdown and humans quietly stuck in their homes, the beasts have become braver, now they’re back. For your protection, storyteller Shona Cowie introduces the most fearsome of these creatures, provides case studies from successful monster-evaders such as Granny and wee Jamie and will instruct you on the most effective ways to avoid being squashed, trapped in a rock or turned into a nugget.

Relaxed performance dates: 11/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: Yes. The performer is happy to give a short introduction before the show and/or meet with audiences as requested. Please contact [email protected] or 0131 556 9579 for further information.

Additional info: Beware the Beasts is a participative workshop performance by Shona Cowie taking place in in a large room with seating in the round. The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences. Shona's performance will be responsive to whoever is in the audience at any given time. The major difference for a relaxed performance will be in the delivery style; the performer will be less hyped-up as a character and spend more time in the sensory moments of the stories. Shona is experienced in working in this way and enjoys it. Audiences will have permission/be encouraged to move around and become involved in the piece to the extent that they are comfortable to do so. Similarly the setup will be fluid with the performer moving around the entire space rather than a clearly delineated performance area/audience area. The performer is happy to admit latecomers and allow readmittance.Characters expressing anger may be reduced or the performer may invite the audience to show her how they look when they are angry - she will adapt accordingly. Light and sound are minimal.

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Bilal Zafar – Care

Underbelly, Bristo Square | Jersey (Comedy)

 

Show description

Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominee and New Act of the Year (NATYS) award winner, Bilal Zafar, returns with a brand-new show about how he spent a year working in a care home for very wealthy people. Fresh out of university with a media degree, Bilal was dropped into the real world where he was given far too much responsibility for a 21-year-old who had just spent 3 years watching films. As seen and heard on his very successful Twitch channel, BBC One, BBC Two, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4.

Relaxed performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,27/08/2022,20/08/2022,26/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,23/08/2022,22/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,29/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: None

Character introduction?: No.

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birthday girl

theSpace on the Mile | Space 1 (Theatre)

 

Show description

This is a play about birthdays. It's also about growing up, the future and the inevitability of ageing – a prospect that you are finding increasingly unnerving. At its heart, birthday girl confronts fears of the future and how scary it can feel to grow older. Mixing together various anecdotes of birthdays past, it highlights how important these milestones are. For 45 minutes, we see inside the head of the otherwise unnamed birthday girl. We only know her age and that it is her birthday – other than that, this girl could be anyone, possibly even you.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Latex balloons Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. The performer will introduce herself to the audience before the relaxed performance and we will provide a physical show guide to the audience as well.

Additional info: The relaxed performance will have a lowered volume level, open captioning, an audience chill area, as well as the audience being welcome to move about the space and make noise during the performance

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Blood and Gold

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh | The Lyceum Studio (Theatre)

 

Show description

Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery by award-winning Scottish/Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies. A dying mother gives her daughter a box containing three clues to a priceless treasure. This sets in motion a journey filled with humour and tragedy that considers the importance of ritual, identity and belonging. 'An exquisite piece of storytelling performed with choreographic grace and a mesmerising delivery' **** (Guardian).

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

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Bloody Mary: Live!

Pleasance at EICC | Lammermuir Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

Teen Queen Mary Tudor takes to the mic to rehab her 'bloody' image. In this gleefully vicious stand-up special, Bloody Mary tackles the drama every #queenager deals with: divorced parents, sibling rivalry and religious purges (...oops). Shortlisted for the 2020 LET Award, Bloody Mary: Live! is a smart, irreverent blend of stand-up and a one-woman show. 'Olivia Miller dazzles in this tart and punky solo show' (Guardian). 'Will be loved by both theatre and comedy fans' (ElementaryWhatsOn.com). 'Witty and energetic' (BroadwayWorld.com). ***** (WestEndBestFriend.co.uk).

Relaxed performance dates: 11/08/2022,18/08/2022,25/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to undertake directed movement Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: There will be one blackout at the very end of the show. The performer will frequently ask audience to raise their hands in response to questions, and will often go into the audience area. There will be no mandatory interactions. House lights will be undimmed. There will be an intermission. Latecomers will be welcome throughout the performance. Audiences will be permitted to leave and re-enter the venue as necessary.

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Blue & Pip

theSpace on North Bridge | Perth Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

Blue loves the sea. Blue is sick. The doctors aren’t listening. And the sea is making the illness worse. As the pain grows, Blue and their wife, Pip, set out to find answers and get Blue to the sea before it all becomes unbearable. From the award-winning writer of the five-star musical Rust comes a modern-day folktale exploring endometriosis, the patriarchal healthcare system and the ebbing of the tides. Blue and Pip questions what it means when we both grieve and celebrate our bodies at the same time, and salutes the comfort we seek in our surroundings.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022,10/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: There will be adapted tech (reduced noise / house lights will be kept up), a relaxed attitude to movement, and someone to facilitate any needs for a quiet space during the performance.

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Buzzing Anonymous

Arthur Conan Doyle Centre | The Helen Duncan Room (Theatre)

 

Show description

This groundbreaking piece of theatre is based on an ADHD support group. It watches unlikely relationships form through the chaos and natural dramatic comedy that occurs when neurodivergent people try to navigate through day-to-day life. It sheds light on mental health issues such as ADHD, ASC, OCD, depression and anxiety through a comedic lens, while exploring the obscurity of these conditions.

Relaxed performance dates: 28/08/2022,26/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. If you require additional requirements to be able to view the production, please contact the venue prior and we will be happy to accommodate to the best of our ability.

Additional info: Meet and greets with the cast available upon request. Social Stories or PECS for audience members with ASC. A sensory corner to engage any audience members that need to stim or fidget throughout the performance. There will also be one member of the cast (who enters only at the very end of the production) on hand to aid or remove any audience members who become triggered or overwhelmed, and offer them a quiet area to relax.

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Cassie and the Lights

Underbelly, Cowgate | Big Belly (Theatre)

 

Show description

Can kids be parents? When Cassie's mother disappears, the teenager wants to care for her sisters on her own. Is she the right person to be a parent now, or should she let foster parents adopt her sisters and create a new family? Based on real-life events and interviews with children in care and with live music, Cassie and the Lights examines our ideas of what makes a family. Best Theatre winner, Adelaide Fringe. 'Something quite extraordinary' ***** (CreativeReviewsUK.blogspot.com). 'It is unmissable' ***** (TheatreGuide.com.au). ***** (StageWhispers.com.au).

Relaxed performance dates: 15/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: Yes. Character introduction will be available before the relaxed performance. Details can be provided by contacting [email protected] in advance of the performance.

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Caste-ing

ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall | ROUNDABOUT (Theatre)

 

Show description

Caste-ing explores the experiences of three black actresses using beatboxing, rap, song and spoken word. An entertaining and rhythmic showcase of the realities, structures and pressures of the acting industry, and how black women navigate these situations. We watch them as they attempt to maintain their sense of self, their faith, friendships and of course, careers. How can they remain true to their values in an industry seemingly intent on pitting them against each other? What do they do when the pressures become too much?

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022,24/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Actors will introduce themselves with their names and character names during relaxed performances.

Additional info: Audience can leave and re-enter during the performance. Sudden noise will be removed and lighting will be dimmed.

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Cerys Bradley: Sportsperson

Gilded Balloon Teviot | Wee Room (Comedy)

 

Show description

Sportsperson is written and performed by Cerys Bradley (Soho Theatre Young Company, Amused Moose semi-finalist, 2020). It's a show about playing sport and fitting in and how Cerys is quite bad at both of those things. It's also a show about being non-binary, embarrassed about wearing lycra and how spending your childhood in a car whilst your parents watch your brother play football (and rugby and tennis and cricket) definitely doesn't leave you with a massive chip on your shoulder. As seen on BBC Wales. 'Slick and quick-witted' (DIVA).

Relaxed performance dates: 05/08/2022,03/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,12/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,17/08/2022,19/08/2022,21/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,26/08/2022,28/08/2022,29/08/2022

Contained in show: Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Audience members can leave and return to the performances space freely.

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Choose Your Own

Greenside @ Infirmary Street | Forest Theatre (Comedy)

 

Show description

2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out! Rocket into space or face the haunted mansion? Say 'I do!' or murder the best man? Save the world or end it? In Choose Your Own, you decide! Join the Banana Hut Gang as they create a brave-new improvised world where the audience make the big decisions. Will you keep the story on track, derail it completely, or make us start again... the choice is yours!

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022,24/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: As our show is improvised we can ensure that the performances do not have loud or sudden noises, and I will ask the performers to not wear bright colours on those days. Finally, we do not light the show with super bright lighting (we use only a wash), but we will keep this to a minimum as well. We do also already have an explanation of the show before the show starts. There is seating outside the show but this is not a designated chill-out space.

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Crossing the Void

theSpace on the Mile | Space 3 (Theatre)

 

Show description

Sally MacAlister collaborates with upcoming theatre company koi collective to premiere a new comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe. Hannah has been dead for a year, and her pals are still struggling to find their feet. Hoping a seance will bring the group together again, the girls toast, celebrate and mourn over a bottle of Bucky. However, ghosts of many forms drift amongst them, secrets hang in the air and lines are crossed that unpick the stitches of their social fabric, revealing the ultimate truth – the group are now no more than strangers.

Relaxed performance dates: 22/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

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D Ý R A

Summerhall | Former Womens Locker Room (Music)

 

Show description

Inspired by Dýrafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland, SHHE presents D Ý R A; a sonic journey evoking landscapes and liminal states. Combining ambisonic and hydrophone recordings and presented in surround sound, D Ý R A is an intimate reimagining of the meditative Dýrafjörður landscape. MadeinScotlandShowcase.com

Relaxed performance dates: 09/08/2022,23/08/2022,14/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Please note only the performances at 15:00 on 9th, 14th and 23rd August will be a relaxed performance.

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Dave Chawner: Mental

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire | Long Room (Comedy)

 

Show description

A show about mental health, not just mental illness. From number-one, best-selling author, award-winning comedian and presenter Dave Chawner. As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 5. As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4. 'Quirky, moving and hilarious' (Indy100.com). 'Hilariously entertaining' (Mail On Sunday). 'This is one comic you have to make the effort to see' (Scottish Herald). **** (List). **** (TheWeeReview.com). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

Relaxed performance dates: 23/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: None

Character introduction?: Yes. Please email [email protected] for any further information

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Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science!

Pleasance Courtyard | Pleasance Beyond (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

So much science, so little time. Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favourite science experiments, so he's bringing them all! From optical illusions to chemical reactions, a homemade hovercraft and more! Spin The Wheel of Science and together you'll choose what happens next in the show. Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Who knows? No two shows will be the same. So, step right up, and let's spin that wheel! 'This show is what you want live children's theatre to be' (BroadwayWorld.com).

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Distinctive smells Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)

Audience participation?: Audience invited on stage

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Sound levels will be adjusted and shouting discouraged. Latex balloons will be removed. There will be the use of distinctive smells like vinegar and a minimal use of fog to create smoke rings. Audience members (up to 3) will be invited on stage but this will not be mandatory.

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Dreamsick

ZOO Southside | Studio (Theatre)

 

Show description

'I think I might be ill. Somewhere on the outside, on the tarmac and the paintwork.' An architect in San Francisco draws people as buildings, Elon Musk plans his colony on Mars and a woman, walking her dog, encounters an angel. With lyrical storytelling, fragile image-making and meticulous sound, Dreamsick is a nocturne of memories, dreams and visions by writer and composer Nat Norland. A solo performance about the losing of hope, the architecture of gender, the act of transformation, the construction of the future. 'Its ambition and confidence are genuinely remarkable' (DarkerNeon.blogspot.com for Portents).

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound None

Audience participation?: Audience required to undertake directed movement Performer goes into audience area None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list None

Character introduction?: Yes. Freesheet provided before show

Additional info: No flashing lights and no complete blackout. Has dark lighting moments but reduction in intensity of the lighting, including constant low level house lighting. Soundtrack contains moments of sustained loud sound with reduction of peak volume levels for the relaxed performance. Contains several heavily text/monologue driven scenes. Audience are invited to undertake a directed activity, drawing pictures of each other as buildings. The performer later approaches the audience area to collect these drawings, and may briefly enter the audiences space to do so if needed. It is verbally communicated that participation is optional.

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Everything Has Changed

Pleasance Courtyard | Pleasance Two (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

A joyful, kaleidoscopic new show for 5 to 12 year-olds about change, why change happens and how to deal with it. The world has ever so slightly shifted. Things are... different, skewed, off kilter and no one else has noticed. Join us for this fast-moving and musical adventure about the chaos of the last few years – allowing young people to take stock and share hopes for the future. Created by award-winning theatre company Rhum + Clay, made in consultation with a child psychologist and children across London. **** (Guardian review for Mistero Buffo).

Relaxed performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,16/08/2022,15/08/2022,08/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Synopsis and character list – Experiencing a performance of Everything Has Changed offers a starting point for young people to reflect on some complex ideas, to share their perspectives, and learn more about themselves and each other. There are two characters in this play, their names are Lakeisha and Matt. Lakeisha's character likes to play with rhymes and rhythm. She's friendly but shy, likes to write and her favourite colour is green. Matt's character likes to make everything into an adventure by turning even the most boring tasks into a secret mission for himself. He loves spy movies, recording the sounds around him and his favourite colour is blue.

Additional info: There is some audience interaction but it is not required or mandatory. Latecomers welcome throughout and audiences are permitted to leave/re-enter the venue as necessary. There is one moment in which the characters express anger. There is a lot of text but most of it is direct address storytelling. It is a very visual and physical show. There is a loud rumbling noise that occurs three times through the show.

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Exodus

Traverse Theatre | Traverse 1 (Theatre)

 

Show description

How far will a politician go? In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up… An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, even if it's a human one. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Relaxed performance dates: 20/08/2022,27/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Character and visual guides will be distributed to bookers via the Fringe in the weeks before performances.

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Experiment Human

Laughing Horse @ Dragonfly | Main Room (Comedy)

 

Show description

Blending dark comedy with the surreal, Experiment Human tells the story of Monkion, a non-human creature, curious to understand the world outside their laboratory in the attic. Having kidnapped the actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the height of his fame to protect him from the media, Monkion sets out to answer the ultimate question: what makes humans happy? Will the experiment succeed this time? What will happen if it doesn't? We'll find out... 'Brilliant and batshit... strikingly original with moments of absolute comic genius' **** (EdfringeReview.com).

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022,24/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,28/08/2022,21/08/2022,14/08/2022,23/08/2022,16/08/2022,09/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,20/08/2022,19/08/2022,18/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Audience required to undertake directed movement Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. https://hookyproductions.weebly.com/experiment-human.html

Additional info: Although audience participation is a part of the performance, none of the participation is required. We will have a row of safe seats for audience members who really don't want to be interacted with. The door to the main entrance of the venue will be open, however for sound proofing the door to the show room will be closed, although audiences will be allowed to move in and out as they please. Our venue unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible. Includes short introduction at the start of the show.

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Exposure

Summerhall @ Lyra Artspace | Summerhall @ Lyra Artspace (Theatre)

 

Show description

47 Newham health workers were filmed talking about their experiences of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Frank and tender conversations bring into focus the complexity of each health professional's experiences; the challenges they faced and the compromises forced upon them. Their stories reveal moral struggles resulting in mental health challenges and frustrations and how this compares to the official narrative of 'heroes'. They speak of resilience, peer support and hopes for the community they serve. Join us for an evening of film, live installation and sound, remembering an extraordinary time, population and place.

Relaxed performance dates: 25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. An Easy Read Guide and Audio Introduction will be available at www.horizonshowcase.uk

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Felt

Dance Base | Studio 3 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Three performers dive into our felt experiences of the natural world, dancing on a circular, hand-woven in Mongolian felt floor, surrounded closely by spectators who are welcome and indispensable to this unique visual and auditory experience. Created by choreographer Bill Coleman in collaboration with dancers and with kindergarten children, Felt asks us to recall the wonder of life and experience a performance as we might a community gathering. Live musical accompaniment. Please come prepared to respectfully participate and enjoy the experience. Open to all ages, no experience required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,21/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,28/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: Audience invited on stage

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Audiences are welcome to make noise and move around. The performance is designed for young children, as well as anyone else. Audiences can sit on the floor around a carpet, or in seating provided. At the beginning of the show the performer introduces the show and explains what will happen. There is optional audience interaction, and the performer explains how this can happen.

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Frankie Thompson: Catts

Pleasance Courtyard | Bunker Two (Comedy)

 

Show description

'Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends... Catts is like nothing you've ever seen before' ***** (ToDoList.London). Everybody wants to be a cat, because a cat is just a cat... From 'acclaimed clown' (ToDoList.London) and emerging idiot Frankie Thompson, an anarchic one-woman adaptation of Cats (the musical). But not about cats, not about musicals, not about Cats the musical. Catts is a lip-sync ballet through the distractions and obsessions that help us cope with an increasingly dystopian reality. Because after all, wouldn't we rather think about cats?

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022,23/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Distinctive smells

Audience participation?: Audience required to walk around Audience required to undertake directed movement Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound- will be loweredDistinctive smells: Cat LitterNo Latex balloons but an exercise ball will be used.Undimmed house-lights

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Fritz and Matlock

Pleasance Courtyard | The Attic (Theatre)

 

Show description

In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future. With no way out, will Fritz make it to his wedding? Will Matlock get away with murder? Or will the police finally raid the marijuana grow in the attic? A new dark comedy with a fresh take on men’s mental health, the care system and addiction. 2021 Offie nominees for Lead Performances and Most Promising New Playwrights. 'Reminiscent of the works of Beckett and Pinter' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com). **** (Stage).

Relaxed performance dates: 11/08/2022,18/08/2022,25/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Distinctive smells Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. One sheet with intros to the characters and a synopsis of the show, as well as cues for any potential triggers will be available upon request.

Additional info: Audiences are welcome to move about, make noise, and come and go during our Relaxed Performances. There will be an instance of a character smoking onstage. Latecomers are welcome, there will be an intermission and undimmed house lights.

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Grandmother's Closet

Summerhall | Cairns Lecture Theatre (Cabaret and Variety)

 

Show description

An autobiographical musical adventure that promises mischief and mash-ups, dresses and divas, and a whole lot of heart. Join Luke Hereford (he/they) as he stumbles along his journey of queer self-discovery through the glamorous spirit of his very own personal cheerleader – his Nan – capturing their brightest memories before they start to fade forever. Reflecting on his first tentative steps down the yellow brick road, Luke takes on Broadway, experiences his first Pride and finds the perfect shade of lipstick – all to the tune of Madonna, Kylie, Kate Bush and all of his favourite pop divas.

Relaxed performance dates: 14/08/2022

Contained in show: Distinctive smells Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: Yes. We will offer a pre-show on the Sunday 14th relaxed performance where the audience can meet the actor, preview the set, ask questions and join in a song.

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Green Knight

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Library at Fringe (Theatre)

 

Show description

Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur's finest knight. But what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Winner of Best Female Actor award at Buxton Fringe 2018. 'Superlative... storytelling theatre' ***** (FringeGuru.com). 'A captivating performance... storytelling at its very best' **** (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). 'Enthralling, spine-tingling' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Performed and written by Debbie Cannon. Directed by Flavia D'Avila, with dramaturgy by Jen McGregor.

Relaxed performance dates: 13/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Please contact [email protected] or 0131 556 9579 for further information.

Additional info: Green Knight is a one-woman storytelling performance by Debbie Cannon taking place in a large room with seating theatre-style (i.e. in rows). The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences. A show guide will be provided for audiences which will include a description of the show and how it works (explaining it's Debbie playing all the characters), a list of characters and what they are like, and a plot summary, as well as warnings of where there are moments of tension and/or anger. There is a magical beheading in the show (the knight is beheaded but survives and rides off carrying his head) and a further initiated beheading which isn't seen through, so a warning of these and where they occur is included. She will take time at the beginning of the performance to come on as herself, and to run over the information in the show guide - introducing the characters and explaining when there will be tense/angry moments. She will also be available ahead of relaxed performances to meet audiences and answer any questions/show them the space.During the show itself, there are some instances of dialogue driven scenes which won't be changed, but characters expressing anger will be toned down so it isn't shouted as it would be in a standard performance. The stage is lit simply and no amplified or sudden sounds are used. Debbie is happy for audiences to make noise/engage with her and also to move around/be readmitted should they need to leave during the show.

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Guerilla Autistics Year 8 – Scenes From an Undiagnosed Life

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 | The Alcove (Spoken Word)

 

Show description

For the eighth year of this universally unique, neurodiversifying, audience-participatory solo show, Paul Wady has changed the name to Guerilla Autistics and wants to take you all back in time. (No more Nazi Hans Aspergers connotations). Born in 1963. Diagnosed autistic in 2004. How do you spend 41 years hiding what you are from even yourself? How do you love, live and relate as a Scouse punk-rocker Buddhist whose closet neurodivergent nature alienates him from most people? Contains laughs, tears, obsessions, autism and neurodiversity.

Relaxed performance dates: 04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: I am an autistic adult, trying to NeuroDiversify the audience. So anything goes. The space should be such that people just do not need the usual adjustments. It's always been okay in the past.

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Head Girl

theSpace on North Bridge | Fife Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. Head Girl navigates the 21st century and girl boss mentality, whilst still practising self-care seven days a week. Becca is running in the campaign for head girl at school and running herself into the ground, all with a smile on her face. But who is she doing all this work for? A platonic love story that will be full of adoration and careful ambition. 'Fringe Theatre at its best' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'In awe' (BBC Radio).

Relaxed performance dates: 16/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. A few minutes before the show, our actors will come onto the stage and discuss their characters and the emotions they express throughout the show. We will give the opportunity for questions to be asked before we begin.

Additional info: We will be keeping the house lights up and reducing lighting changes to a minimum. We will be playing music at a much quieter volume and enabling people to talk/interact if they would like to. We will be introducing our characters before the show begins to establish their relationships. We will also be reducing the emotions used in angry/upsetting scenes.

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Head Girl

theSpace on the Mile | Space 2 (Theatre)

 

Show description

A coming-of-age story about falling in and out of love with yourself. Head Girl navigates the 21st century and girl boss mentality, whilst still practising self-care seven days a week. Becca is running in the campaign for head girl at school and running herself into the ground, all with a smile on her face. But who is she doing all this work for? A platonic love story that will be full of adoration and careful ambition. 'Fringe Theatre at its best' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'In awe' (BBC Radio).

Relaxed performance dates: 16/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. A few minutes before the show, our actors will come onto the stage and discuss their characters and the emotions they express throughout the show. We will give the opportunity for questions to be asked before we begin.

Additional info: We will be keeping the house lights up and reducing lighting changes to a minimum. We will be playing music at a much quieter volume and enabling people to talk/interact if they would like to. We will be introducing our characters before the show begins to establish their relationships. We will also be reducing the emotions used in angry/upsetting scenes.

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He's Dead

Summerhall | Main Hall (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

He's Dead is a dark fantasy choreography asking the unanswerable question: Was Tupac depressed? This conceptual group work uses dance, live action and sound to unearth the unspoken dehumanisation of marginalised people and Black experience of mental health. Underscored by a pulsing, dominating soundscape, He's Dead is a complex, powerful endeavour to shed tears for the things we cannot unearth. Staged in 3 acts, He's Dead interrogates the injustice experienced by those perceived as flawed; those denied sadness, denied acknowledgement and denied a voice. Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England. www.horizonshowcase.uk

Relaxed performance dates: 23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: None

Character introduction?: No.

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How to Be a Better Human

Summerhall | Red Lecture Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

'2019... I lost Dad. Well, I didn't lose him. I knew where he was – in the coffin at the front of the crem.' A spoken word comedy about grief, loss and self-acceptance telling Chris' story of losing Dad and Wife in the space of a few months. Exploring lightness and humour in death and divorce. How we can lose everything and find the strength to rebuild. How growing a beard can be the best decision of your life and why some hedgehogs are absolute dickheads. 'True artistic vulnerability' (Leeds Playhouse).

Relaxed performance dates: 11/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Volume levels will be loweredNo full black outs

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How to Build a Wax Figure

Assembly George Square Studios | Studio Four (Theatre)

 

Show description

Girl meets anatomical wax sculptor. Anatomical wax sculptor meets girl. They fall in love. Or something like that. Bea's older neighbour was her first love, her first cigarette, her first prosthetic eye. When Bea is invited to the Wellcome Collection to speak about her expertise making glass eyes, she finds herself unable to untie Margot from all that she does. As she tries to unpack her mentor's effect on her work, Bea must dissect for herself what love really looks like.

Relaxed performance dates: 14/08/2022,21/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Introduction to performers. House lights up. Sound effects at a lower volume

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I Was Naked, Smelling of Rain

ZOO Playground | Playground 1 (Theatre)

 

Show description

Life is complex. A heartfelt, life-affirming storytelling experience exploring absence, presence, loneliness and dis/connectedness through the lens of weather, climate change and wellbeing. We are at a critical point of the climate-change and mental-health crises. We are the most connected ‘on-demand’ generation yet seem to have lost touch with who we are and where we fit in the world. We mediate our life through technology and screens. Are we ever truly where we are and present? Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022,28/08/2022,22/08/2022,23/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: None

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: There will an audio introduction available on our website

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Improvabunga!

theSpace @ Niddry St | Lower Theatre (Comedy)

 

Show description

Returning from a sell-out, 16th annual run at Fringe, join the Watch This Improv Troupe as they take you on a 50-minute improvised movie adventure! In a world where movie plots are getting too predictable, one improv show dares to break the mould. You choose the genre, the subgenre, the setting and the title and they do the rest, creating a totally improvised show brimming with all your favourite movie tropes. Featuring live musical accompaniment, improvised songs and four audience buzzers to control the performers, this is a show you won’t want to miss. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Clownster.co.uk).

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: Yes. The first ten minutes of the show will be an introduction to the characters, show and the relaxed performance measures.

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In the Weeds by Joseph Wilde, Produced by An Tobar and Mull Theatre

Summerhall | Main Hall (Theatre)

 

Show description

Kazumi is hunting a sea monster. Arriving on a remote Hebridean island, he meets Coblaith, a local woman whose family have lived there for generations. But there's something strange about Cob's obsessive affection for the lochs and something even stranger about the way the other islanders treat her. Could it be that Coblaith is the mythical creature he has been searching for? Or are humans the real monsters after all? MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Relaxed performance dates: 12/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. https://comar850.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/EqDieR4waqlLi1NGOyXBsmgBZZK8SNG-wwD0rL8twwLc3A

Additional info: Cast will be doing a pre-show introduction, discussing the characters, the content and also the relaxed nature of the performance. More information including a visual guide and venue information can be found on this listing. Open-door policy with house lights half-dimmed and removal of harsh lighting elements such as strobes. Sound levels will also be reduced but cannot be removed entirely due to the nature of the show. Haze included but will be reduced for relaxed performance.

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Invisible Mending

Summerhall | Demonstration Room (Theatre)

 

Show description

In the summer of 2020 as a pandemic raged, Yoshika was processing the death of her beloved grandmother, Ann. A woman of few words, Ann's main outlet was her glorious, virtuosic knitting. As she approached the end of her life, Ann started a project with no pattern and no end goal. Yoshika now takes up this piece where Ann left off.  A show about love, grief and knitting from experimental music/theatre makers Yoshika Colwell and Max Barton (of award-winning company Second Body). Original music, metaphysics and verbatim material combine to explore the power in small acts of creativity.

Relaxed performance dates: 03/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: Yes. At the beginning of the show we will provide a spoken description of Yoshika, Max, what we are wearing, the staging & what instruments Max is using, in order to assist any visually impaired audience members in acclimatising and getting as full an experience of the piece as possible.

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Iolanthe

Paradise in Augustines | The Studio (Musicals and Opera)

 

Show description

Full of fantastic music, scheming fairies and hapless peers, the University of St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society is proud to present Iolanthe. Join us deep in the forest to follow young lovers, immortal fairies, and some very lost politicians as they attempt to survive mishaps, mischief, and mistaken identities. Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but the Lord Chancellor and all the other Lords want her for themselves. The fairies find out about this and endeavour to help but end up creating more chaos. When they break their most important law, what will happen to our hapless crew?

Relaxed performance dates: 25/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Non-strobing neon and LED lights are used as props.

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Is This a Dagger?

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes. Andy Cannon returns to the Netherbow stage to tell Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again. 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying first-class theatre for everyone over eight' **** (Herald). 'Strikingly heartfelt and intelligent… immensely classy stuff' **** (Scotsman). 'Inventive and clever' ***** (Stage).

Relaxed performance dates: 14/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Please contact [email protected] for further information.

Additional info: Is this a Dagger? is a one-man performance by Andy Cannon; he is very experienced in delivering relaxed performances. He introduces the piece and encourages the audience themselves to decide the soundtrack levels and how intense the lighting effects should be, giving them autonomy over the experience. He is also happy to have latecomers up to 5 mins and is fine with readmittance. The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences.

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Joshua (and Me)

Pleasance Dome | 10Dome (Theatre)

 

Show description

One-woman show about being a sibling to someone who's autistic. Hannah lives by the seaside with Mum, Dad, and two brothers, Ben and Joshua. The brothers are very different. Ben lets Hannah in his room, they play spies together and, sometimes, he even gives her a hug. These things aren't possible with Joshua. It's like he speaks a different language. Mum says they have to 'understand each other's worlds'. Mission accepted. Full of laughter, love, and original music, Joshua and Me explores the writer's own experience of growing up with an autistic sibling.

Relaxed performance dates: 05/08/2022,06/08/2022,13/08/2022,12/08/2022,11/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,23/08/2022,22/08/2022,29/08/2022,28/08/2022,21/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. The actor will be available 10 minutes before the house opens to meet audience members, and take on a touch tour.

Additional info: There will be an onstage blackout at the very end of the show after the line "I can do anything? Anything I want? Right". Ear defenders and cue sheets will be made available to mitigate loud noises and scenes with characters expressing anger. A PDF of the script can be provided upon request. Latecomers will be welcomed throughout the show. A short document, explaining the synopsis of the show, with certain trigger cue lines, and whether they're followed by a loud noise, music, or shouting, is available for every show. People may help themselves. There will be one instance where the audience will be asked to sing 'happy birthday', this is voluntary.

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Katie's Tales

Greenside @ Riddles Court | Thistle Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

'How can such a pure feeling emerge from an actor's body?' (Franco Acquaviva, Sipario.it). A young woman awaits her lover. In the shade of a cherry orchard thickening with the memories and unfulfilled desires of many generations, her own desire is taken up into the maddening whirlwinds of history. Her beloved had to leave after the last catastrophe, but he promised to return. Awaiting him, Katie sings and speaks to us through the deafening flow of world events. Armed with her desire, she weaves moving evocations of imbricated pasts and deeply wished-for futures.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: This is a solo performance, where an actress performs multiple characters, and interacts with other, invisible characters. Audience members are welcome to move around and make noise during our Relaxed Performance. We will also be providing a written handout with a synopsis that will guide through the performance and will point out the moments when sudden changes of volume might happen (mainly one place in the performance). The performance includes: singing that sometimes can reach high pitches, sudden high pitched sounds when anew character appears and greats another character, moments where the actress enacts characters expressing anger; these will be indicated in the handout materials.

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Learning to Fly

Summerhall | Anatomy Lecture Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

A new show from James featuring his captivating mix of theatre, comedy and music. The remarkable, uplifting and hilarious story of a friendship he made when he was a lonely, unhappy teenager with the scary old lady who lived in the spooky house on his street. It's about connection, no matter what the obstacles; about love's eternal struggle with time and about the old lady's last wish: to get high once before she died. Uplifting, big hearted and hilarious, this is James first new show following his sell-out Songs of Friendship trilogy.

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022

Contained in show: Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: None

Character introduction?: No.

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Life Is Soft

Summerhall | Anatomy Lecture Theatre (Cabaret and Variety)

 

Show description

Life is Soft – Martin Creed, Turner prize-winning artist. Performer. Composer. 'Punk poet' (Guardian). Anti-war. Warm-hearted. Heart-warming. Head-scratching. Hair-combing. Talk. Songs. 'Catchy punk-folk-minimalist tunes' (New York Times). Cabaret. Feelings. Spoken word. Love. Jokes. Tricks. Friendly. 'Creed is a social artist' (Observer). Loneliness. Experimental. Piano. Juggling. Clothes, including socks. Ideas. Thoughts. Bums. How to live. Spelling mistakes. Hard-hitting. Easy-going.

Relaxed performance dates: 07/08/2022,08/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,03/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

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Look at Me Don't Look at Me

Pleasance Dome | KingDome (Theatre)

 

Show description

A two-hander featuring a piano, a synth, two microphones, a shaky egg and 14 original songs that takes the audience from Lizzie Siddal "being discovered" by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to her being exhumed by her husband, Dante Rossetti. A conversation between Lizzie and Dante – still obsessed with each other – as Lizzie struggles to tell us about her work and not just her boyfriend. At only an hour long, this bare-bones cabaret has profound things to say about biography, desire, illness and art. Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

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Love and Sex on the Spectrum

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 | Garden Room (Comedy)

 

Show description

An atypical romantic comedy, that explores all of the awkward firsts that come with dating, sex and love from a late bloomer’s perspective. Being on the autism spectrum is challenging enough, now add dating to the mix. There’s quite a learning curve. Experience all the lessons and laughs, along with the do’s and don’ts, on how to be your most authentic self, and to truly love yourself at the end of the day.

Relaxed performance dates: 04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022

Contained in show: Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

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Made in India/Britain

Pleasance Courtyard | Pleasance Two (Theatre)

 

Show description

Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle. Along the way he's encountered racism, discrimination and has begun asking himself: 'Where do I belong?' Join him as he delves deep into past experiences in order to discover his true self and a place he can finally call home. Performed by Rinkoo in British Sign Language, with live voiceover provided by an actor. Supported by the Pleasance's Generate Fund. Directed by Tyrone Huggins.

Relaxed performance dates: 03/08/2022,10/08/2022,17/08/2022,24/08/2022

Contained in show: Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Rinkoo will introduce performance for relaxed performances

Additional info: Latecomers are welcome throughout the performance. Audience permitted to leave/re-enter the venue as necessary. Show guide, synopsis and character list will be provided in an easy read show guide and programme, which will be available via a QR code.

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Mama Love

Summerhall | Red Lecture Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

Mama Love is a one-woman show in which Lea Blair Whitcher plays with the absurdities of the idealised and toxic images of motherhood in which she finds herself enmeshed. Against the backdrop of the 2020 Swiss vote on granting new fathers a whole two weeks' paternity leave (18 years behind the Brits' oh-so generous offer), Whitcher links lived experience with current discourses on motherhood, thrashing out a path through a jungle of everyday situations, social clichés and quizzical utopian models of life in a society beyond the bounds of patriarchy.

Relaxed performance dates: 09/08/2022,11/08/2022,16/08/2022,18/08/2022,23/08/2022,25/08/2022

Contained in show: Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to undertake directed movement Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Show information packs containing show, performer and production information can be made available by contacting Kathrin Walde (Producer): [email protected]

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Mischief Movie Night

Pleasance at EICC | Pentland Theatre (Comedy)

 

Show description

Mischief return to the Edinburgh Fringe stepping back to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! Every show is different with you suggesting a genre, location and title and Mischief hilariously bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, directors cuts, thrilling live music and DVD extras that will have you howling with laughter. Over 100,000 households tuned in from over 45 countries to watch the live-streamed version in lockdown, now Mischief's Olivier nominated improv delight is back on stage.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to undertake directed movement Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer

Provided for audience: An intermission Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: There will be a 3-minute intermission. Latecomers will be welcome. Audiences can enter and exist the venue as required. The performers will ask for prompts from the audience but will not select anyone who doesn't indicate they want to provide one.

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Mohan: A Partition Story

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Theatre)

 

Show description

A timely piece of theatre for 2022, which is the 75th anniversary of the Partition in India. Mohan: A Partition Story is a piece of oral storytelling which retells renowned storyteller Niall Moorjani’s Grampa’s experiences. With first-person telling from Mohan’s perspective the performance is moving, visceral, emotive and at times hilarious. The story is interwoven with fascinating, haunting and sardonically funny historical insight. Combined, the two strands of storytelling and history create an evocative and thought-provoking performance, set to live music.

Relaxed performance dates: 14/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Please contact [email protected] or 0131 556 9579 for further information.

Additional info: The performer will do a short introduction ahead of the show introducing themselves and the show and is happy to meet audiences on request. It will be lit on a wash with house lights up. The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences, and the company are happy to admit latecomers and allow readmittance.

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Monoslogue

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall | Theatre 2 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

A moving one-woman show about the trials and tribulations of living with chronic pain. Written, created and performed by Tali Foxworthy-Bowers, this piece shares her personal experience of chronic back pain through comedy, spoken word and movement. This piece aims to shed light on all ‘invisible’ illnesses and ailments, to educate those who have not experienced chronic suffering and connect with those who have, allowing an opportunity for recognition and relief through shared experiences. Tali tells her story (and crucially, the story of many other chronic pain sufferers) with warmth, honesty and vulnerability.

Relaxed performance dates: 22/08/2022,23/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Lighting will be raised to 50% and there will be an audio-limiter on the sound file.

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Move Fast and Break Things

Summerhall | TechCube 0 (Theatre)

 

Show description

Amit Patel discovered a secret hidden our data that made Google $1.7 trillion. Then he disappeared off the face of the internet. Move Fast and Break Things is a theatrical deep dive into the datasphere, using movement, live video and puppetry to tell the story of searching for the man who made Search. Freight Theatre are made up of award-winning experimental theatre makers. Move Fast and Break Things was first presented as a WIP sharing to acclaim. 'Vital' (Carole Cadwalladr). 'Like Adam Curtis on sherbet' (Alan Lane, Slung Low Theatre Company).

Relaxed performance dates: 11/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Loud sounds will be reduced.

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Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Assembly George Square Studios | Studio Five (Theatre)

 

Show description

Returning to Edinburgh following a near sell-out 2016 Assembly season, Alison Skilbeck's critically acclaimed one-woman show reveals the public and private life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th Century, Eleanor Roosevelt, from her daring trip to wartime Britain to her unconventional partnership with President Roosevelt. Granted special permission to use Eleanor's diary and daily newspaper columns, this is the story of a passionate humanitarian, a woman beset by deep personal insecurities and tragedy, but one who never lost her passionate belief in the strength of the human spirit.

Relaxed performance dates: 11/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The house lights will be dimmed rather that completely off and the sound effects volume and intensity will be reduced during the performance..The performer starts on stage asleep and in-character as the audience enter the performance space. Before the play starts there will be and introduction to the performer's character and and explanation of how many different characters she will play. It will be noted that although the performance is set during the war, the audience will not see any violence or hear any loud shots, explosions etc and an explanation will be given on what they will hear.The audience will be invited to move around if they need to.

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Muse by FLIP Fabrique

Assembly Hall | Main Hall (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

What does it mean to be a woman? Muse attempts to answer this question circus style! There's hardly just one answer and exploring the question calls for some... acrobatics. The show's collection of eclectic performers will have to choose between a football uniform or ballet outfit, but few actually identify with either of these archetypes. Playing with gender roles, Muse offers up a refreshing view of contemporary circus. Get ready to see powerful women, graceful men and every permutation in between. Whether wearing high heels or shoulder pads, the acrobats' bodies are sure to amaze.

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022,21/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The volume and lights will be lowered – there will be no black outs. There will be a company member available on the day to answer any questions.

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Nutcrusher

Dance Base | Studio 3 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Nutcrusher looks at sexual objectification and power by questioning how we relate to our bodies, how they are presented and re-presented, and how cultural context affects this. Sung Im Her is interested in how her three identities of woman, performer and migrant intersect, especially in relation to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The work is also informed by experiences of being looked at in unnerving and disempowering ways. With Nutcrusher, Sung Im Her draws our attention to the gaze, to how we look at our body and what effect that may have. Part of Horizon Showcase.

Relaxed performance dates: 23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022

Contained in show: Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Audiences are welcome to make noise, come and go as they please and move around. Latecomers permitted. There is no smoke, but haze is included in the show.

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One of Two

Summerhall | Old Lab (Theatre)

 

Show description

Trapped in the bathroom with an evil tattie, Jack wrestles with the reality of living alone. Jack Hunter's inspiring* debut comedy is full of heart and a half-empty bag of Weetos. A true tale of twins growing up with cerebral palsy. Jump aboard the "strugglebus" with Jack as he steers through the intersectionality of disability, whilst honking at societal attitudes and Eddie Redmayne's career choices. Supported by Summerhall's Mary Dick Award. Developed through Playwrights' Studio Scotland's Disabled Playwright Programme. Jack recently starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre. *Inspiration not guaranteed.

Relaxed performance dates: 23/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The venue capacity has been capped at 50%.The house lights will remain on low throughout the performanceSound effects will be lower - please be aware that sound effects include: buzzers, alarms and other quite loud noisesThere is some use of a smoke machine throughout the performanceAudience members will be free to leave and re-enter the venue as they wishWe will provide Sensory Bags to any audience members who might find them useful. They contain ear defenders and stim devicesWe regret that we are unable to provide a chill out space

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Our Boy

The Royal Scots Club | The Hepburn Suite (Theatre)

 

Show description

Our Boy. Joe is a victim of sexual assault, coming home from school. This spirals his family into chaos leaving Joe struggling to understand why. Andrew (Joe’s father), alienated from his family by his failure to understand his son’s autism, receives a panicked call from his wife Karen. He returns only to be left alone with a traumatised boy he barely knows. After years of struggling, Karen is suddenly faced with a son who has outgrown her. She runs from her problems but can’t run from her family. A heartwarming fictional tale inspired by real events.

Relaxed performance dates: 15/08/2022,16/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. As part of the pre-show there will be a sensory synopsis of the play and an introduction to each of the actors.

Additional info: Ambient light levels will be maintained and music volume will be reduced throughout the show.

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Pain and I

Summerhall | TechCube 0 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

A bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. Layering playful choreography, experimental movement, intimate autobiographical text and original music by Alicia Jane Turner, Hopfinger asks 'What does it mean to care for our bodies, ourselves, and each other in times of personal and collective pain?' in this powerful, honest, and compelling solo performance. Diversely accessible: available as a live performance, audio experience and visual publication. 'Poetic... piece that reflects on the performer's chronic pain not as enemy... but as an old friend' **** (Guardian). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Relaxed performance dates: 07/08/2022,14/08/2022,21/08/2022,28/08/2022,03/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,20/08/2022,19/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,06/08/2022,05/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022,04/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Pain and I is a body of work accessible in multiple ways - live performance, audio experience, digital/physical publication. There will be an area available in front of the audience seating with beanbags, cushions and mats.

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Peaceophobia

Summerhall @ Q Park – OMNI, Greenside Row | Summerhall @ Q Park – OMNI (Theatre)

 

Show description

Peaceophobia is an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world. Part car-meet, part-theatre, the show explores how you find peace in a world that tells you who you are. Growing up in the shadow of the Bradford Riots, 9/11 and police harassment, cars and faith are a sanctuary, an escape, an expression for three Muslim Pakistani men. Staged in a carpark with a Supra, a Golf and a classic Nova, Peaceophobia brings together cars and theatre with cinematic lighting and an original electronic sound score. Presented by Commonwealth and Fuel. Part of the Horizon Showcase.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022

Contained in show: Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Characters expressing anger None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list None

Character introduction?: Yes. An Easy Read Guide is available at www.horizonshowcase.uk

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Peppa Pig – My First Concert

Assembly Hall | Main Hall (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

From Mozart to Muddy Puddles! Peppa Pig – My First Concert is a fun interactive introduction to a live orchestra with everyone's favourite Pig family! Join Peppa as she discovers an orchestra for the first time in this accessible, exciting concert designed for the youngest audience members, with Aurora Orchestra. Sing and dance with Peppa in her favourite songs, watch Daddy Pig learn to conduct an orchestra, explore the sounds of the different instruments, enjoy familiar tunes and and discover exciting orchestral pieces perfect for little ones. A wonderful first concert experience.

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022,21/08/2022,04/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,14/08/2022,15/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

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Prehysterical

Assembly Checkpoint | Assembly Checkpoint (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

Winner of Best Children's Weekly Award, Fringe World 2020. Winner of Best Children's Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2022. This show rocks! A hilarious circus show for children and parents of all ages following three foolish Neanderthals as they struggle to survive the harsh natural world. Avoiding predators, navigating harsh environments and learning to work together are all explored with marvellous circus skills and hilarious slapstick comedy. With truly incredible circus and tongue-in-cheek humour for the adults, PreHysterical is something everyone will enjoy.

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: Yes. Introduction to characters and show by cast members before performance.

Additional info: Will also include a practice blackout.

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Railed

Assembly George Square Gardens | Palais du Variete (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

From the creators of the smash-hit Elixir (winner of Best Circus and Physical Theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2018). Welcome to Railed, a western-themed circus spectacular, combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiselled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the Head First Acrobats. Prepare yourself for when bare-chested circus meets bare-knuckle bar fights. A racy, heart-stopping display of the finest acrobatics by the most ridiculous storytellers in the circus. Leave your expectations at home, come to the wrong side of the tracks, and let the HFA boys steal your hearts.

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: Yes. Introduction to characters and show by cast members before performance.

Additional info: Will also include a practice blackout.

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Rajesh and Naresh

Summerhall | Old Lab (Theatre)

 

Show description

A feel-good love story. When Rajesh visits Mumbai, he encounters Naresh – not exactly the Indian wife his mother hoped for. Bend it like Beckham meets It's a Sin in the queer romcom you've been waiting for – set just after India's landmark decriminalisation of homosexuality in 2018. Funny and charmingly performed, Rajesh and Naresh was written from workshops conducted with members of the queer South Asian community in London and abroad. **** (Stage).

Relaxed performance dates: 04/08/2022,03/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. We will print out a document to hand to audience members at the box office on request.

Additional info: We'll adjust the lighting to have some light in the audience and lower light on the stage. We'll lower the volume of the music.

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Red

Dance Base | Studio 1 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Red is fearless, Red is fierce, Red is powerful – a one-woman dance theatre work with a hint of fun and fabulousness. You will laugh, you’ll cry, you won’t forget. A poignant, riotous, glamorous and ultimately triumphant exploration of one woman’s story – an exquisite exploration of female endurance. Described as unforgettable, shattering and hilarious, Red is a soul-baring retelling of one woman’s journey through illness and recovery with an eye to the future. Honest, face-to-face dialogue with the audience, balanced with beautifully framed film and movement.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Latecomers welcome throughout. Audience permitted to leave/re-enter the venue as necessary. Reduced sound levels will be used and house lights will accompany stage lighting. Audiences will be free to enter and leave the studio as they need to. Please note that this show contains distressing themes about endometriosis, fertility and chronic illness.

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Sagas and Seascapes

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Music)

 

Show description

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orkney composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen á Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The company is happy to meet with audiences ahead of the show and talk them through it - most pieces in the show are preceded by a short introduction by Katherine Wren. One piece has some high pitches and a slight eeriness to it, and the film for that piece features the use of a craft knife. This will be flagged to audiences ahead of time with the opportunity for them to skip that piece. The company are happy for people to move around/make noise during the performance, admit latecomers, allow readmittance and babes in arms. There are natural breaks between pieces during the performance so readmittance will be very straightforward. The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences.For further information please call 0131 556 9579 or email [email protected]

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Sagas and Seascapes

Scottish Storytelling Centre Online | Scottish Storytelling Centre Online (Music)

 

Show description

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orkney composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen á Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The company is happy to meet with audiences ahead of the show and talk them through it - most pieces in the show are preceded by a short introduction by Katherine Wren. One piece has some high pitches and a slight eeriness to it, and the film for that piece features the use of a craft knife. This will be flagged to audiences ahead of time with the opportunity for them to skip that piece. The company are happy for people to move around/make noise during the performance, admit latecomers, allow readmittance and babes in arms. There are natural breaks between pieces during the performance so readmittance will be very straightforward. The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences.For further information please call 0131 556 9579 or email [email protected]

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Shame on You!

Summerhall | Demonstration Room (Theatre)

 

Show description

You can be ashamed of many things. Of yourself, your family. Of your country, your President. Of your actions and inactions. This is what we, a Swiss/Russian duo, wrote three years ago. And today we are deeply ashamed – of Russia and its President. Following a journey through Switzerland, Russia and Pakistan this Archive on Shame explores seemingly banal everyday situations and painful experiences of violence and discrimination, against which a spectrum of shame unfolds. With live music and personal testimony this confronting show comes to Edinburgh in a changed world.

Relaxed performance dates: 09/08/2022,16/08/2022,23/08/2022,11/08/2022,18/08/2022,25/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Show information packs containing show, performer and production information can be made available by contacting: Regula Schelling ([email protected]) or Anna Bertram ([email protected]).

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Shrimp Dance

Dance Base | Studio 3 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Shrimp Dance is a Butoh dance performance with live music and video art, based on research showing anti-depressants entering the sea through human waste are affecting the behaviour of shrimp. High levels of Prozac cause shrimp to abandon their shadowy habitat and swim towards the light where they’re often eaten. The humans are so sad that the shrimp are going crazy. Shrimp Dance is a meditation on the medicalisation of profound sadness, linking our inner isolation to climate change, eco-anxiety and related crises (waste, ecocide, consumer capitalism and extreme inequality). Your sadness is political.

Relaxed performance dates: 13/08/2022,05/08/2022,06/08/2022,07/08/2022,09/08/2022,10/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,14/08/2022

Contained in show: Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The performer will introduce themselves and the show at the start, including highlighting when the loud noises and flashing lights appear in the show. This info will also be available on sheets of paper on request.

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Something in the Water

Summerhall | Cairns Lecture Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

'Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks' (InDaily.com.au). When Grumms transforms from a normal girl into a squid monster (Creature from the Black Lagoon meets The Muppets), they must hide their secret identity in order to pass in society. Stunning video projections, puppetry and physical comedy combine in this absurd exploration of gender and growing up "normal". Winner – Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2021. ***** (StarPhoenix). 'If you like your theatre madcap, thoughtful and combined with what's-coming-next intrigue, don't miss out' (Advertiser, Adelaide)

Relaxed performance dates: 16/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The relaxed performance has been adapted by reducing the volume of sound cues and building gradual fade ups and downs of the music. The house lights will be left at a low level throughout the performance. The audience will be given a warning before the performer makes any loud noises and the overall volume and intensity of these actions will be reduced.

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Sugar?

Greenside @ Nicolson Square | Fern Studio (Theatre)

 

Show description

Sugar? is a brand new show exploring utterly hilarious, painfully relatable and beautifully told real-life stories of homelessness through a blend of verbatim theatre, physical storytelling and live and recorded sound. Through silent discos at sponsored sleep-outs, panic buttons in interview rooms and spontaneous rap battles, Sugar? was born. Shortlisted for the 2022 Sit-Up Awards for social impact (Edinburgh Fringe). 'Probably one of the most important pieces of theatre you will see this year' **** (Backstage Bristol, June 2022); 'Endless energy… an emotional roller coaster making me both laugh and reflect in equal measure' ***** (Stagetalk Magazine, June 2022).

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022,17/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Performers introduce themselves and the show – Available to audience at the venue before relaxed performances. No specified breakout area, but audience members welcome to leave the performance space if needed.

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Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Pleasance Courtyard | The Green (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world... quite literally! Young superheroes will be defeating human actions; learning ways to fight climate change and save the planet through the art of interactive storytelling, music, puppets and games! Join us as we train up the next generation to go green (not like the Hulk!). Nominated for the Primary Times Children's Choice Award 2019 ***** (Primary Times). ***** (One4Review.co.uk).

Relaxed performance dates: 05/08/2020,06/08/2020,07/08/2020,08/08/2020,09/08/2020,16/08/2020,23/08/2020,30/08/2020,24/08/2020,17/08/2020,11/08/2020,12/08/2020,13/08/2020,14/08/2020,15/08/2020,19/08/2020,25/08/2020,26/08/2020,27/08/2020,20/08/2020,21/08/2020,22/08/2020,29/08/2020,28/08/2020,10/08/2020,03/08/2022,05/08/2022,04/08/2022,06/08/2022,12/08/2022,13/08/2022,11/08/2022,10/08/2022,09/08/2022,08/08/2022,07/08/2022,14/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,22/08/2022,21/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022

Contained in show: Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)

Audience participation?: Audience required to walk around Audience required to undertake directed movement Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: Yes. Your young heroes star in the show as they take part in this fully interactive experience and become eco heroes! The Superheroes-'Green Girl' and 'Captain Planet' will take the children on imaginative adventures to the 'Big city', 'Antarctica', 'Rain forests' and 'Under the sea' as they will go on a quest saving the world through recycling, reducing and reusing. The whole message is told in a fun and active way through music, songs, dances, games and kinaesthetic quizzes! There's puppetry fun to bring the story to life, snow ball fights, drawing and even singing recycling bins and a talking light switch!

Additional info: The whole show is interactive and children are encouraged to join in and participate in the interactive elements of the show. They will be welcomed into the performance space by Captain Planet and Green Girl to be Superheroes from when they enter the theatre. Children will participate alongside the actors in activities, dances and songs. Performers may go into the audience to interact with any children who would prefer to observe from their seat to hand them props, allow them to interact with puppets or to give bubbles to ensure they can access and join in with the interactive elements of the show. Latecomers will be welcomed throughout the performance.

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Tales of Vomit, Trash and Broken Glass

theSpace on the Mile | Space 3 (Theatre)

 

Show description

After an ecological disaster unleashes a neurotoxin into the air, two people are thrust into a series of emotionally-charged vignettes, where they are forced to confront both the nature of their relationships and their own paranoid monkey brains. As waste accumulates, themes are recycled and the rules of this hyper-realistic world grow increasingly absurd, the humans, monsters and cyborgs of this play attempt to chart a path forward. Ultimately, Tales explores the parallel between destructive relationships and environmental destruction, asking the question: in a world full of toxicity, how do we heal?

Relaxed performance dates: 15/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The performance space will be inaccessible to wheelchair users as there are 5-6 steps to access the performance space.

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The Changeling Girl

theSpace on North Bridge | Perth Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

The Changeling Girl explores experiences of neurodivergency through the captivating story of Agnes, an autistic girl living in medieval England accused of being a fairy changeling. Told through a spellbinding combination of theatre, poetry, movement and music – we will take you on an inspiring journey into a fairy tale landscape which celebrates the beauty of our (neuro)differences, as well as the struggle of living in a world not designed for neurodivergent people. This piece has been created by our neurodivergent company as a love letter to the community, to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone!

Relaxed performance dates: 15/08/2022,17/08/2022,16/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,27/08/2022,26/08/2022,25/08/2022,24/08/2022,23/08/2022,22/08/2022,21/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list None

Character introduction?: Yes. Our actors will briefly introduce the concept of a relaxed performance to the audience before the show starts.

Additional info: Since this show is about experiences with neurodiversity, every show will be delivered as a relaxed performance. Stim toys will be provided We would like to stress, however, that a relaxed performance isn't solely about appealing to neurodivergent people - it is a way to create a different theatre watching experience that is more enjoyable and accessible for all!

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The Dan Daw Show

Dance Base | Studio 1 (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. After a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is seizing the moment to inspire himself and take ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is. In an intimate evening with performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) this show sees Dan take back the power by being dominated on his own terms.

Relaxed performance dates: 23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022

Contained in show: Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Latex balloons

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No. .

Additional info: Audiences are welcome to move around, make noise, and come and go if they need to. The show includes emotionally intense scenes featuring domination and submission. There is no smoke, but minimal haze is included in the show. Allergy warning: there are no latex balloons in the show, but there is a latex vacuum cube onstage. At the beginning of the show, the brightest and loudest moments of the show are demonstrated. There is a visual warning which appears on the arch at the back of the stage 5 seconds before the sound and/or lights are about to become intense. After the show, there will be a quiet breakout space for any audience members to access if they would like to. Each show has a 'Pre-show Access' session 1 hour before each show.

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The Endling

Underbelly, Cowgate | Iron Belly (Theatre)

 

Show description

'What if it was you, you were the last individual of the species, The Endling?' Visually beautiful and laugh-out-loud funny, Strange Futures use their 'powerful physicality' (Scotsman) to discuss environmental and species extinction in 'this thoughtful and refreshingly non-accusatory show. Worth watching' **** (LondonTheatre1.com). This quirky two-hander offers a 'savagely relevant concept' (Artistic Director, Lion & Unicorn) as it explores the interconnectedness of human existence, with the lives and deaths of other species. Supported by ACE Project Grants and with a physical vocabulary workshopped with Julian Spooner (Rhum and Clay).

Relaxed performance dates: 10/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

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The Girl and the Dragon

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

Get ready for a fantastical show to warm the heart and bring joy to people young and old alike. Join our hero Toral on the adventure of a lifetime as she swims uncrossable rivers, braves impassable forests and scales unclimbable mountains, all to fight a great and terrible dragon. Performed by the delightfully talented Niall Moorjani and Minnie Wilkinson, this story proves that heroes can come from anywhere and villains aren’t always what they seem. 'Not only was The Girl and the Dragon entirely heart warming, but it filled us with hope.' (TheNorwichRadical.com)

Relaxed performance dates: 11/08/2022

Contained in show: Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Please contact [email protected] or 0131 556 9579 for further information.

Additional info: The performer will do a short introduction ahead of the show introducing themselves and the show and is happy to meet audiences on request. It will be lit on a wash with house lights up. Sharper moments will be toned down or cut altogether, pending rehearsal. The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences, and the company are happy to admit latecomers and allow readmittance.

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The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying

Summerhall | TechCube 0 (Theatre)

 

Show description

Catriona has a history of making stuff up. But she’s getting better. When an attractive American tourist arrives, she decides to show him around her Northern Irish town. And she might blur the line between fact and fiction, just a little... Soon she's telling him about cannibal peasants, human roosters, and the largest orgy ever held on consecrated ground. A multi award-nominated show starring Rachael Rooney, about the stories we tell to escape. ***** (Stage). Originally produced: Jermyn Street’s Footprints Festival, Omnibus Theatre.

Relaxed performance dates: 16/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

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The Glass Imaginary

Greenside @ Infirmary Street | Forest Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

In The Glass Imaginary, we improvise a brand-new play every evening inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams. Lush Southern accents, unrequited love, passionately requited love and inner turmoil all feature in this unique period piece. Set against the backdrop of the deep south, where everyone has a role to fulfil in life, we see characters who struggle to find their place. In 2022, when the world is again in turmoil and society seems unrecognisable, this piece takes on new meaning.

Relaxed performance dates: 15/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The relaxed performance will not contain scenes of violence and will avoids sudden bursts of loud sounds or flashing lights. Will include a description of the show at the beginning.

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The Greatest Hits of Lily and John

Pleasance Courtyard | Upstairs (Theatre)

 

Show description

Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks. His depression has spiralled and he’s recording a final goodbye. When Lily bursts in uninvited, he lies and says he’s writing a play. A play with live music. About… a dressage horse. Committing to the absurd, they enact the horse play, colouring the stage with their fears, phobias, and failures. A bitterly honest, tenderly ridiculous account of modern life and love. Written and performed by Rosanna Adams (RSC’s The Mirror and the Light) and Calum Sivyer (Windmill Theatre’s Cabaret). Supporting The Listening Place.

Relaxed performance dates: 17/08/2022

Contained in show: Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Live and recorded music levels will be adjusted and monitored to keep to appropriate levels. Characters express sadness momentarily and toward end of show. Performers will introduce themselves, their characters, instruments they play and major plot moments / synopsis before the show. As well as providing a simple printed synopsis, character breakdown (there are only two characters, but the characters themselves "play" multiple roles) with visual explanations. Electronic version will also be supplied.

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The Greatest Magic Show

Assembly George Square Gardens | Palais du Variete (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

'A rollicking roller-coaster ride!' ****½ (The West Australian). Direct from Australia! This multi award-winning family magic show is returning to Edinburgh once again with more whimsical wonders than ever before! Having garnered international acclaim with sell-out seasons across the globe, stars Sam and Justin will be hitting the stage with brand-new illusions direct from Las Vegas! Joining them will be the enchanting Ringmaster, who after searching far and wide, has finally found The Greatest Magic Show – and will do everything he can to keep it on track! Free magic wand on entry!

Relaxed performance dates: 23/08/2022

Contained in show: Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics) Latex balloons

Audience participation?: Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: Yes. A short introduction by our Ringmaster at the beginning of the show, explaining that it is a relaxed performance, certain elements of the show have changed, and that people are welcome to move about the auditorium and enter and exit as they please throughout the performance.

Additional info: No flashing/intense lighting for the duration of the show and house lights will remain up. Sound levels will be lower and jarring sound effects removed. Removal of fire from the show. All performers act in a relaxed manner (no screaming, jumping etc.). Performers moving through the audience is done more relaxed.

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The Hippie Shakes

Greenside @ Infirmary Street | Forest Theatre (Theatre)

 

Show description

Based on a true story, this new piece of gig theatre is a distinctly female story of motherhood, survival and intergenerational cycles of abuse. Chickie is a woman divided. She is torn between her desire for freedom and her responsibilities as a mother. She wants her husband's undivided love, but must grapple with him pulling the family into the illegal drug trade of the hippie movement. Set during the turbulent 60s and 70s, this one-woman show combines intimate storytelling, dark humour and live music to tell a truly incredible story.

Relaxed performance dates: 08/08/2022,15/08/2022,22/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: This show contains live drums that are played throughout the show. The volume of the instrument is quite loud and cannot be adjusted due to the nature of the instrument. We are offering free earplugs to audience members. The show's lighting plan will be adjusted to an alternate, low-stress design.Performers will meet the audience before the show and explain what will be happening in the performance.

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The Intervention

Gilded Balloon Teviot | Billiard Room (Theatre)

 

Show description

It's been two years since Finn quit his job, came off social media and disappeared. His best friend Ally is beginning to fear the worst when chance suddenly reunites them. Ally has questions. The only problem is, Finn just might answer them. A new black comedy by Keir McAllister, award-winning writer of The Bench, and starring Gus Lymburn (BBC Scotland's Comedy Underground) and Ray Bradshaw (John Bishop Tour Support 2022). Praise for The Bench: 'A brilliant job of subverting expectations... a series of very funny twists' **** (Scotsman).

Relaxed performance dates: 16/08/2022,23/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: House lights will be dimmed rather than turned off. Sound effects will also be adjusted.An announcement will be made before the production to make audience members aware that the production contains strong language and difficult themes. The audience will be able to exit and enter during the performance and if they need to move around the space that will be supported.A handout will be given before the show to introduce the characters – there is no interaction with the audience from performers.

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The Lion and the Mouse

Stockbridge Church | Young Room (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! Professional violinist and cellist share their programme of music inspired by animals – suitable for the whole family.

Relaxed performance dates: 22/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: All our performances are relaxed by default. The music isn't loud and the two performers have experience of making music for and with people with additional needs. The performers will be on the door when the audience arrives to meet and greet.

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The Rest of Our Lives

Summerhall | Old Lab (Dance Physical Theatre and Circus)

 

Show description

Hopefully hopeful, The Rest of Our Lives is a joyful morning dose of dance, theatre, circus and games. A cabaret of life and near death. Two middle-aged lives in an eclectic, spontaneous, predictable and random decline. Jo is an old dancer, George an old clown. International artists with 100 years of life experience between them, armed with a soundtrack of floor-fillers, a book of raffle tickets and a sprinkling of eco-friendly optimism. Joyful, celebratory and hilarious. The struggle is real. It's the beginning of the end. But we're still here.

Relaxed performance dates: 28/08/2022,24/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Latex balloons Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: The space is located in a secluded area, distant from the main thoroughfare of the venue

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The Smeds and The Smoos

Pleasance Courtyard | The Grand (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. On a far-off planet, Smeds and Smoos can't be friends. So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and zoom off into space together, how will their families get them back? A joyful tale of star-crossed aliens for everyone aged three and up, with music, laughs and interplanetary adventures – from Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage. 'Perfect family viewing' ***** (BeyondTheCurtain.co.uk).

Relaxed performance dates: 14/08/2022,18/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: Audience required to undertake directed movement

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: Includes some stars twinkling on a back screen. All sound levels will be adjusted. There is a moment where the Grandparents are cross/angry that the two younger characters have become friends. However, this is very brief. Includes some dialogue driven scenes, but the narrative is accessible and interspliced with songs and movement. Actors talk directly to the audience (as a whole, not individually). There are moments where the actors invite the audience to follow along with the actions from their seats (e.g. swimming), however this is optional and very brief. Any invitation to speak, move, or engage with the performers is optional. There is one moment in which two actors squirt the audience with water pistols but they do not aim directly at the audience. Please view the show pack for more information or contact [email protected]

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The Song of Fergus and Kate

Gilded Balloon Teviot | Wine Bar (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

'Fergus himself was a little stunned and stared with eyes like dinner plates then said: 'My name is Fergus'. She replied: 'And mine is Kate'. In that very second, each of them had found a friend whose souls would remain entangled from now until the end.' An interactive adventure that uses storytelling, music and animation to encourage children to celebrate their differences. 'The animation and music really make the story come alive, perfect for my hyper four-year-old, the right amount of story to action' (Audience member).

Relaxed performance dates: 15/08/2022,16/08/2022

Contained in show: Latex balloons

Audience participation?: Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. At the start of the performance there will be an introduction to the characters and a description of the what the audience can expect.

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The Village and The Road

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Netherbow Theatre at Fringe (Theatre)

 

Show description

A personal and collective story about rural depopulation, told through storytelling, live music and theatre. Tom Pow draws on his travels for this emotive journey exploring abandonment of the countryside, refugee crises and the great thinning of the natural world, whilst The Galloway Agreement musicians draw on their wide experience of European musical traditions, enlarging the emotional landscape and driving the narrative. ‘All human life is here, and if we cannot easily express what has been lost in the decline of rural places, we surely know it’s gone.’ (Patrick Laurie). Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

Relaxed performance dates: 23/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Printed information sheets available on the day

Additional info: One of the company members works with Paragon Community Services so is experienced in working with ND and disabled audiences. He will conduct the Touch Tour, meeting audiences in Reception and giving them a short intro while the stage is being set. When the stage is ready the audience will be invited to come in while the lights are still up, see the space and meet performers who can introduce themselves and answer any questions. They won't interact with the audience during the show. The audience has permission to move around/make noise. Readmittance will be allowed during the show.Either the Touch Tour or a short introduction before the show will talk through what the show is about and warn of anything sudden (one instance of raised voices). The company will be issuing programmes for all shows which contain a character list but no plot summary so the audience will be informed at the point of introduction about the essential sequence of events. There are no instances of sudden or dramatic lighting or sound which will require adaptation. The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences.

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Tickbox

Summerhall | TechCube 0 (Theatre)

 

Show description

How did a Pakistani family cope when arriving in cold and wet Scotland? Like many migrants they used food to make friends. But when no one had heard of a samosa, how could the barriers be broken down? You might have seen Lubna as Mina in Still Game at the Hydro in 2014, or perhaps you heard her on BBC Radio 4 in Loose Ends with Clive Anderson. See her perform all the characters, from Brown Owl to the acting agent, in her own engaging style in her first play Tickbox. **** (Scotsman).

Relaxed performance dates: 21/08/2022,16/08/2022,17/08/2022,18/08/2022,19/08/2022,20/08/2022,23/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,28/08/2022

Contained in show: Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

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Tim Crouch: Truth's A Dog Must to Kennel

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh | The Lyceum Studio (Theatre)

 

Show description

World premiere of a solo work by ‘the country’s pre-eminent experimental playwright’ (Stage). Not here, but in another place. In another place a country is at war; an old man is blinded. But not in this theatre. Here, everyone’s safe. Everything’s hilarious. The Fool leaves King Lear before the killing starts. In Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel he enters a virtual reality and returns to the wreckage of the world he left both onstage and off. In this extraordinary new play by Tim Crouch, King Lear meets stand-up meets the metaverse.

Relaxed performance dates: 24/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Audience chill out area Permission to move around and make noise

Character introduction?: No.

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Trash Salad

Pleasance Courtyard | Pleasance Below (Comedy)

 

Show description

Sex. Love. Lettuce. Join gorgeous clown Trash Salad in her quest for connection: a genre-bending burlesque adventure using lip sync, strip tease and song, on a mission to understand intimacy. Some call it a clown opera; a sexual odyssey; a compost-heap romance. Trash calls it a joyful queer-femme love story in the shape of a salad. Come and see the piece that's made audiences laugh, cry, and nearly piss. Created and performed by award-winning theatre maker Rosa Garland. 'Hilarious' ***** (TheSpyInTheStalls.com). 'A masterclass of clowning' (ThePlaysTheThingUK.com).

Relaxed performance dates: 04/08/2022,16/08/2022,22/08/2022

Contained in show: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Distinctive smells Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Show guide TBC

Additional info: Latecomers welcome throughout. There is repetitive high pitched sound when a video is played. Salad cream is used and can have a strong smell. There may be some anger expressed during a song number but it is comedic and not directed at anyone.There are just moments where the audience is encouraged to sing along with the song that's playing, whoop and cheer when the performer is stripping, or shout out responses to jokes, but audience members do not have to do this.There is a big song number, where the performer will climb the stairs up into the audience and begin the song at the top of the raked seating. She may sing briefly to individual audience members but will never come too close or stay there for too long. She may also go near the audience to reach the exit to the space, so I can throw a cabbage out the door.

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Trudy Carmichael Presents: The Improvised One-Woman Show!

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall | Haldane Theatre (Cabaret and Variety)

 

Show description

Forget your troubles and let Las Vegas lounge legend Trudy Carmichael (along with her astounding accompanist) entertain you in her daring one-of-a-kind immersive musical event! Every show features original songs, starry-eyed anecdotes, and stratospheric high notes – all improvised on the spot based on your suggestions. Taking full advantage of the unpredictability of the art of musical improv, Trudy tailors her performance to the whims of each individual audience. No two shows are the same, making for an unforgettable singular sensation! 'The best show of the festival' (Impro En Seine, 2019).

Relaxed performance dates: 16/08/2022,23/08/2022

Contained in show: Characters expressing anger

Audience participation?: Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: As this show is interactive and immersive – audience members are invited and encouraged to feel free to express themselves and engage with me during the performance. It is my intention to have a softer energy during these performances allowing for proper comfort levels and involvement of all audience members.

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We Were Promised Honey!

ROUNDABOUT @ Summerhall | ROUNDABOUT (Theatre)

 

Show description

Maybe after this we’ll occupy the theatre. Maybe in one hundred years it’ll be swallowed by the sea. Maybe we’ll all meet here again. Maybe everything will go to shit. From the makers of Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist and The Accident Did Not Take Place comes an act of communal storytelling. A hopeful, hopeless prophecy for earth and humankind. A story of us, our future, of paradise and how we get there in the end. ‘YESYESNONO make shows that feel completely different to anybody else’ (Exeunt). Total Theatre Award Winner 2017.

Relaxed performance dates: 03/08/2022,05/08/2022,04/08/2022,06/08/2022,28/08/2022,21/08/2022,14/08/2022,07/08/2022,08/08/2022,15/08/2022,22/08/2022,10/08/2022,17/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,18/08/2022,11/08/2022,12/08/2022,19/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022,20/08/2022,13/08/2022

Contained in show: Total Audience Black Out Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound Heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Audience participation?: Audience required to undertake directed movement Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer Audience invited on stage Performer goes into audience area

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer Show guide or synopsis or character list

Character introduction?: Yes. Contained within the show – Sam plays himself and introduces himself at the beginning of every show to the audience

Additional info: All our performances are relaxed insofar as audiences are free to leave and Sam will respond if they interact with him. Sam isn’t playing another character so the space is very live. There might be some loud sounds but other than that all performances are relaxed-suitable.

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Wriggle Around the World!

Stockbridge Church | Young Room (Children's Shows)

 

Show description

A fun, interactive and educational show for babies and toddlers – suitable for the whole family, where wriggling is allowed! Professional violinist and cellist perform a live programme of music from different countries. This programme includes the story of the Gingerbread Man and there is the opportunity to join in with instruments provided.

Relaxed performance dates: 21/08/2022,22/08/2022,24/08/2022,25/08/2022,26/08/2022,27/08/2022

Contained in show: None

Audience participation?: None

Provided for audience: Permission to move around and make noise Permission to engage with performer

Character introduction?: No.

Additional info: All our shows are by default relaxed performances. The music is never loud and the performers are experienced in interacting with those who have additional needs. Audience members will meet the performers as they arrive and are free to come and go throughout the show.

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