Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion

Sweet Novotel

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Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
The entire game is naturally audio-described. The real-life actions of players and performers won’t be described, but the entire game consists of players and performers describing the actions, surroundings and characters that the adventure consists of. Hearing Loop for full duration of the show.
The adventure returns! Tabletop role-playing games meets live storytelling in an improvised epic brought to life over a whole month. Witness the legend unfold over 100 individual hour-long shows, or play yourself! Adventurers Wanted is designed to be open and accessible – whether you’ve played role-playing games before or have no idea what they are! The story that gets told is down to the players: there’s no way of knowing where the adventure will end up, but it’s guaranteed to be unlike anything else, and 'the most fun hour at the Fringe' (ExeuntMagazine.com).

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AnimAlphabet: The Musical

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Pleasance Dome

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Suitability: 0+ (0-10)
All performances signed via the use of a pre recorded projected interpretation, including relaxed performances. Touch tour on relaxed performance dates (6th, 20th August).
High-energy actors, colourful puppets, amazing characters and fantastic songs combine to create AnimAlphabet: The Musical. Join Colin the Country Cockatoo, Hip-Hop Donkey and Geoff the Geordie Jazz Giraffe on a fantastic family musical adventure. AnimAlphabet is funny, fast-paced and bursting with witty songs by Al and Sam of platinum pop band The Hoosiers and featuring Kerry Ingram (Free Rein, Game of Thrones, Matilda The Musical) as the voice of MetroGnome. AnimAlphabet is a fun family musical unlike any other but you better watch out, that dastardly duck Calando's about! Supported by Arts Council England.

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Backstage Takes Centre Stage

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Fringe Central

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. For those wanting to pursue a career backstage or for those who are already established, the Fringe Society hosts a discussion with Stage Managers and Technicians – often the hidden stars on the Fringe. Make sense of the successes and disasters, learn and get inspired. Guests will be announced on Twitter through @fringecentral

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Blackout

Watch BSL listingSummerhall

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Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
BSL Interpreted by Amy Cheskin
Blackouts were the worst. Blackouts made me forget… Thank God for blackouts.' Meet the woman who finds herself urinating off the top of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh. The man who nearly burns down a stranger’s kitchen. The mother who almost beats her son to death in a drunken rage. Blackout is the honest, brutal, uplifting and darkly comic story of alcoholics, and ultimately of their hope in recovery. Scripted entirely from interviews with recovering addicts, including the writer. 'Stories of euphoria, hedonism, recklessness... shaken and stirred... a lively if sobering evening' **** (Scotsman). 'Outstanding' ***** (LondonTheatre.co.uk). www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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Build Your Own Brand Workshop

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. In this workshop, we will explore how self-branding is important for any type of performer. With a series of practical exercises, we will help you to discover the potential of your own 'brand'. Focusing on different channels and content types, online presence and tone of voice, we will give you the inspiration and advice to stand out from the crowd and connect with the people who matter.

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Craig Hill: C'mon the Lads!

Watch BSL listing Pleasance at EICC

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Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
BSL interpreted by  Catherine King
(This show is soooooo not about fit-baws!) 'Funny as hell!' (Scotland on Sunday). 'Wickedly subversive... Funny, charming, charismatic' (Metro). It's gonna kick off! Jockstrap yourself in for a "balls-out" funny night of no-holds-barred comedy. 'Riotously funny!' (Independent). 'Master of audience interaction' (Chortle.co.uk). 'High-octane, laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... Irresistible!' **** (List). 'Hilarious... delightfully fizzy tone and 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... the audience was in absolute paroxysms of laughter... Genuinely funny!' ***** (Mirror).

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Daniel Sloss: X

Watch BSL listingPleasance at EICC

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Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
BSL interpreted by  Catherine King
'Sloss is a festival highlight. See him!' ****1/2 (Age). 'Brilliantly dark... Razor-sharp' (Sunday Times). New show from internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up star of Conan (x8), Edinburgh Fringe (x10), three seasons off-Broadway. 'Simply world class... An endearingly unabashed blend of arrogance, awkwardness and self-effacing anecdotes delivered with precision timing, perfectly-placed silence and unfettered confidence... Nothing is off limits... Humour intelligently and ironically calling out the hypocrisy of human nature' **** (Herald Sun). 'Smouldering... Deliciously dark' **** (Mail on Sunday). 'Dazzling wit... Unstoppable' (Telegraph). 'Dirty, sweet and clever' (New York Times). 'Nothing short of hysterical... Stunning' (Sunday Express).

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David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest

Just the Tonic at The Mash House

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Suitability: 14+
BSL Interpreter will be Sammy Dobson
An interactive technological comedy adventure through a 1990s detective show, with comedian David Callaghan. Bring your smart phones and stupid heads. 'One of my highlights of the Fringe' **** (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' **** (EdFestMag.com). 'He really hits the mark, and scores' **** (TheReviewsHub.com). 'Callaghan does an excellent job... very funny routines' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Smart, rich, hilarious storytelling, underpinned by fantastic jokes, give the really gifted comedian a rightful place as one of the freshest emerging talents' (Narc Magazine).

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Demystifying Access: How to Create Better Access for Audiences

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. How can artists, companies, producers and venues create better access for audiences? Join Unlimited, the commissioning programme for disability-led artworks, to demystify how to creatively embed access and use it to enhance artistic dialogue and content without compromising on aesthetics. Nickie Wildin-Miles, currently Change Maker at Royal Exchange Manchester, chairs a discussion with experts from the arts. The session covers artistic slants on captioning, BSL interpretation, audio description and relaxed events.

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Devoted and Disgruntled: What Can We All Do to Build a More Sustainable Fringe for Everyone?

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Programme for Fringe participants. Artist, technician, venue staff or audience member – you’ll know the pains as well as the joys of the Fringe. This is your chance to help make the Fringe work better for the very people who give it reason. You. Bring your own questions and ideas – you set the agenda and nothing is censored. An open space – come for as much or as little as you want.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society AGM

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The Annual General Meeting of the Fringe Society where activity is reviewed, accounts are presented, and directors elected. If you're passionate about the Fringe, come and be heard.

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Enough

Watch BSL listingQuaker Meeting House

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Suitability: 16+
BSL Interpreter will be Paul Belmonte

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First Snow / Première neige

Watch BSL listingCanadaHub @ King's Hall in association with Summerhall

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Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
Isabelle summons her family back to their ancestral home in Québec. Despite their history, they come. Her right-wing brother Harry, daughter Mina, and Catherine, the rebellious baby of the family, who has her new Scottish boyfriend in tow. Then there's François, her adoptive son, and her long lost friend from her radical youth. It’s time to talk about the future. But who does the future belong to? First Snow is an exciting world premiere written and performed by artists from Scotland and Québec – two nations with big hearts and even bigger ambitions. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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The Flop

Summerhall

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Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
BSL interpreter is Sami Thorpe
Paris. 1650-ish. Impotence is illegal. When a member of the aristocracy is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. But can a cast of total idiots save a show about a flop... from being one? The creators of Fringe 2016 hit Meet Fred team up with clown supremos Spymonkey to present an anarchic, slightly rude, hilarious slice of stupidity with live music and unfeasibly large wigs. 'Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining' (Lyn Gardner, Meet Fred). 'The humour here is brilliantly black' ***** (Herald, Meet Fred).

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From One Heart to Another

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Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
Inclusive theatre group The Theatre Shed will explore end of life and organ donation in a unique and inspiring way. A heart is a lot to hand over – and a lot to take. Kia is about to find out just how big hers is. She needs help. She’s fed up with the world. She’s growing up too fast, but who can help? From One Heart to Another looks at the exciting adventures a child goes on and the lessons we remember from our childhood when we’re really challenged to question how we see life.

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Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe enjoys a unique position as the biggest and best international arts market in the world, which means that it attracts thousands of arts professionals from all over the globe: venue programmers, producers, festival directors and agents who are looking to discover new talent, book a touring show or establish new collaborations. The Fringe Society's Arts Industry office accredits these individuals and this event will provide advice on engaging with them and creating a future life for your show.

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The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

Traverse Theatre

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Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
A love story, set on Preston Road, and also in space and in time. A man wakes in the middle of the night to discover that the world has stopped. Through the crack in his bedroom curtains, he can see no signs of life at all... other than a light in the house opposite where a woman in an over-sized Bowie t-shirt stands, looking back at him. Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.

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How to Do a Show at the Fringe

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Suitability: 12+

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world. The Fringe can be a brilliant experience and invaluable for your career, but you need to be prepared. If you are interested in bringing a show to the festival then this is the event for you. Fringe Society staff, producers and performers provide advice to prospective companies on how best to bring a show to Edinburgh.

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How to Get Your Show Noticed

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Meet marketing, PR and media experts – tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers. Led by the Fringe Society's Media Office, this discussion will give you invaluable advice on promoting your show at the festival. Panelists will be announced through Media Office e-bulletins and on Twitter through @fringecentral.

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It’s Not Over Yet... and How to Survive the Future

Dance Base

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Suitability: 12+
Double bill. 'I said I’d never make a show about having cancer. This is a show about having cancer. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This is part of the story, but It’s Not Over Yet...' (Ema Jayne Park, Cultured Mongel). Blending bold imagery and dynamic movement, solo performer Tess Letham takes a journey through a collection of oddly humorous, tragic and alluring scenes derived from momentous life events. This is a powerful, captivating, harrowing account of how to react when everything is crumbling around you.

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ISPA Series at the Fringe: Generational Divides – In Transition

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Pre-war (pre-1946), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Gen X (1965-1980), and Millennials (1981-2000): How is the nature of leadership changing through these transitions? Do governance and management structures need to transform in response? Is there increased responsibility to be adopted and by whom? Join a cross-generational, cross-cultural dialogue to open up the issues behind these questions.

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ISPA Series at the Fringe: Who Pays the Artists?

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Suitability: 12+

Costs are rising, while subsidies are shrinking and consumer behaviours are changing rapidly. How do we keep our industry’s ecosystem viable with the competing demands for resources? And ultimately, who is responsible for paying the artist? Should producers and presenters keep an eye on the economics and leave the artist to endure market forces? Or should the artists take control and create the cultural economy themselves? In a mixed economy who gets paid and who doesn’t – those who are worthy or those who shout the loudest?

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Jimeoin: Result!

Watch BSL listingPleasance at EICC

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Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
BSL interpreted by  Catherine King
'Hilarious... It gets no better than this... Brilliant!' (Time Out). World-class stand-up from one of live comedy's internationally acclaimed masters! Star of Apollo, Royal Variety, NYC off-Broadway smash-hit. 'Classic nonsense... Stand-up comedy at its best' (Scotsman). 'Superb... Wickedly funny... Exhilarating! ****1/2 (Age). 'Comedy of the highest order... Inspired!' (Independent). 'Always, always funny' (Herald Sun). 'Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, 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).

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Laurence Clark: An Irresponsible Father's Guide to Parenting

Watch BSL listingAssembly George Square Theatre

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Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

Join Laurence as he tackles important issues like how best to balance crutches on his son’s baby walker to make him look like a Dalek! Laurence starred in BBC One documentary, We Won’t Drop the Baby and recently featured on The One Show. He’s been shortlisted for Funniest New Comedian, is an Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards finalist and is currently developing a sitcom for Channel 4.’Wickedly funny’ ***** (Herald). ‘Intelligent and incredibly mischievous’ **** (Metro). ‘Close to the bone and very funny’ **** (Scotsman).

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Let's Inherit the Earth

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Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
Touch Tour 14th and 22nd of August. BSL interpreted by Claire Hill
World premiere. Global warming, environmental destruction, mass extinction – this is the life! Morna Pearson’s punky new climate change comedy with songs, directed by Ben Harrison, design by Ulla Karlsson, and music by Jonny Hardie. Award-winning Dogstar (The Sky is Safe, Mungo Park, The Tailor of Inverness) teams up with Sweden's Profilteatern, creating eighty minutes of absurd theatrical mayhem on the greatest existential threat outside The White House. A new Nordic comedy by a true original. 'One of the freshest, most fearless and taboo-busting voices to be heard anywhere right now' (Herald). 'Superb wit' (Scotsman).

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Love Song to Lavender Menace

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Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
BSL interpreted by Yvonne Strain
After a sell-out run at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Scotland's 80s gay romantic comedy hit is back! So are nostalgic bookseller Lewis and party-boy Glen, in this funny, celebratory play about Scotland's radical, lesbian, gay and feminist bookshop that began in the cloakroom of Scotland's first gay nightclub and became the beating heart of Edinburgh's LGBT+ community. 'A stunningly beautiful play' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com). 'A play for our time that speaks volumes about cities and change' **** (Scotsman). 'A thoroughly entertaining and important piece of LGBT social history' **** (Stage). www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

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Suitability: 8+
BSL interpreted by Rachel Amey
Following 5-star show Pulse, Mairi Campbell’s new show tells stories of love, friendship and her adventures with the song, from singing for President Clinton to the Sex in the City film. With live music, animation and a singalong, this funny and heartfelt show resonates with wider universal truths. ‘Exquisite blend of skill, art, vitality and expression... Join [Campbell] and be uplifted’ ***** (MusicalTheatreReview.com). ‘Campbell’s consummate, visionary musicianship… a performer of vivid, distinctive virtuosity’ **** (Herald). madeinscotlandshowcase.com.

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Making Your Show Accessible: The Basics

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join Birds of Paradise Theatre Company for a conversation about how they creatively build accessibility into their productions. From simple tips to an explanation of more complicated terms, they will guide you through how they approach Creative Access.

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Marketing Your Show

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Hear from our marketing team on effective ways to promote your show at the Fringe. Useful information on how to get your show noticed including engaging audiences through social media, flyering tips and writing effective press releases. Members of the team will also be on hand to help with any media and marketing questions and to talk you through services that the Media Office offers to help you make the most of your time at the Fringe.

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Mental Health Is a Fringe Issue

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Mental health is an increasingly prominent theme of Fringe shows. Here the Mental Health Foundation, which supports artistic work exploring mental health through its annual Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) and other programmes, hosts a workshop to examine the challenges this kind of work presents for performers and audiences. With Andrew Eaton-Lewis, arts lead for the Mental Health Foundation, and Emma Jayne Park, associate artist for SMHAF. Join us after for an informal meetup in Fringe Central.

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The Mould That Changed the World

Watch BSL listingtheSpace @ Surgeons Hall

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Suitability: 8+
BSL interpreters from Deaf Action UK
Alexander Fleming's death-defying, worldly wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years. But with bacterial resistance growing, doomsday approaches. What better way to fight back than with a musical of epic proportions? Join us for this brand new musical about the threat of antibiotic resistance. At times comedic and at times threatening an all-too-possible dystopian nightmare, this show is suitable for adults and families alike.

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My Left / Right Foot – The Musical

Watch BSL listingAssembly Roxy

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Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
BSL interpreted by Natalie MacDonald
Local am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan; create a gripping show starring 'the disabled'. What could be better than the Oscar-winning My Left Foot? The only snag is they can't find any disabled actors – but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis! Original music by award-winning partnership Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie with additional songs by Richard Thomas ('Jerry Springer – The Opera'). Birds of Paradise and National Theatre of Scotland present this hilarious new musical, celebrating BOP's 25th anniversary. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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No Kids

Pleasance Courtyard

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Suitability: 12+

No Kids explores the personal journey that real-life couple Nir and George embarked upon when they asked the question: as a gay couple, should we go out of our way to have children? Gender-bending musical cabaret and verbatim theatre marry to conceive a distinctly queer piece that asks: should we be making more babies in an increasingly overpopulated world? And is our society truly open to the idea of two dads? 'The company’s use of movement, its performative rigour, and ability to conjure worlds is second to none' (Stage). ***** (Times on Light). **** (Guardian on Ballad).

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Old Boy

Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Suitability: 8+
BSL by Robert McCourt (moving with the performers but  mostly downstage right)
Do you remember when we used to go camping? And when you helped me make an ATM out of cardboard for my school project? Do you realise what a big impact you’ve had on who I am? From the producers of Junction 25 comes a brand-new show about the unique bond between real-life grandfathers and grandsons that explores male family relationships and the legacy that is passed down through generations. ‘Utterly life-affirming stuff’ **** (Herald). ‘Ok, I loved it’ (FringeReview.co.uk). Co-produced by award-winning theatre company Glas(s) Performance and Platform, Glasgow. Part of Made in Scotland 2018. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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On the Exhale

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Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
Like a child, a weapon won't be satisfied until it dominates your every thought... After a devastating school shooting, a woman develops an obsession that begins to take over every aspect of her existence. The UK premiere of Martín Zimmerman’s 'startlingly original' (New York Times) play is a compulsive and visceral examination of American gun violence, directed by double Fringe First Award winner Christopher Haydon (Grounded, The Christians). 'Director Christopher Haydon precision-guides the show to a stratospheric level of theatrical intensity' (Telegraph on Grounded).

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Paddington Bear's First Concert

Underbelly, Bristo Square

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Suitability: 0+
Makaton Signing
Join Paddington Bear on his adventures as he leaves home, meets his new family and enjoys his first concert – not without causing his fair share of mayhem, of course! The charming tales of everyone's favourite bear come to life with storytelling, narration and a live orchestra. An enchanting children's concert that appeals to all who love this curious and cheeky bear – from the same team that brought you Peter Rabbit in 2017: '... a show that every child and parent should take time to go and see' ***** (FairyPoweredProductions.com). 'Truly charming' (Primary Times).

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Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Gilded Balloon Teviot

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Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
BSL interpreted by Ray Bradshaw
One in six people suffer from hearing loss. Two of those people are Ray's parents. Full of hilarious tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as Ray performs each show simultaneously in English and British Sign Language. Total sell-out Fringe 2017. Weekly Winner Adelaide Fringe 2018, John Chataway Innovation Award. Perth Fringeworld nominee for Best Comedy. 'Captivating, funny, sharply executed' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Takes stand-up comedy into a new realm' ***** (ShortCom.co.uk). 'Wonderful' **** (VoiceMag.uk). **** (Scotsman). **** (Edinburgh Evening News).

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Sirens

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Suitability: 12+
This show is accessible for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences. It has captioning throughout and the actors use both B.S.L. and spoken English. This does mean that our music is going to be loud, but we will provide ear defenders for any audience member who would prefer to wear them. The story is told using lots of visual story-telling, movement and projection. The performance includes a Deaf actor.
You're an immortal demi-goddess whose only job is to sing and look beautiful. No, this isn't a show about Beyoncé. Three Greek sirens find themselves washed-up on Hastings beach. It's 2018, and sitting around naked on rocks is no longer en vogue. But the sirens are still cursed: any man who hears their voice dies instantly. It's a bit of a drag. Award-winning Zoo Co returns to stick two fingers up at gender expectations with their trademark visual storytelling, stunning projections and electro-folk soundtrack. Sirens is creatively captioned and BSL inclusive.

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South Bend

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Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
Multi award-winning Grid Iron, in association with Platform, bring you a hilarious road movie for the stage. In 2006 Martin McCormick flies across the Atlantic to be reunited with a woman he has fallen passionately in love with, a Californian girl. But she's changed. Completely. Almost as soon as he's arrived, he's on the road again, penniless and desperate to get home to Scotland in one piece. A tale of hope, of love, of a small country and a vast one, of a good samaritan and a relationship gone bad. With live foley and a brilliant soundtrack.

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Status

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Suitability: 14+
Please contact Summerhall box office to confirm and book
We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his any more. About running away from the national story you're given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you try to give it up. Springing from globe-spanning conversations about nationality, Status is a journey of attempted escape – with songs. A new show from the multiple Fringe First award-winning team that created Confirmation. Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg.

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The Time Machine

Watch BSL listing Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Suitability: 8+ (8 and older)
BSL interpreted by Nicole Murdoch, positioned stage left
Join us on a thrilling journey to a future age where things are not as they seem. Has mankind created a social utopia free from need, or does something sinister lurk below? Combining exquisite puppetry, scintillating melodrama and a luxurious soundscape, this fast-paced adaptation whisks family audiences along through H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic. It is a tale of human folly, evolutionary change and social upheaval, suitable for all enquiring minds aged 8+. Will the hour fly by or will it seem like an eternity? Dare to discover the truth! ‘...their approach genuinely works' **** (Broadway Baby).

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Ulster American

Watch BSL listingTraverse Theatre

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Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
Audio described by John Cummings. BSL interpreted by Nicolle Murdoch
Jay is the Oscar-winning actor taking the lead in a play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the English director who will do anything to get noticed. And Ruth is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard. The stage is set for great success but when the three meet, a line is crossed, and the heated discussion quickly escalates to violence. Exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice, Ulster American by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue) is confrontational and brutally funny – not for the faint-hearted.

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Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch BSL listingHigh Street, Cockburn Street to George IV Bridge

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Your Fringe adventure starts here! For the 20th year, Edinburgh's historic High Street is transformed into a huge open-air performance playground featuring thousands of shows of all descriptions. Look out for the pigeons...

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Waves

Watch BSL listing Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Suitability: 8+
BSL Interpreter will be Amy Cheskin. Amy will be positioned in full view of the audience and not removed from the action.
Waves is the tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930s, by emulating fish, penguins and dolphins to learn how to swim, she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. Combining storytelling, movement and splashes of humour, Waves is about having the courage, desire, and determination to swim against the tide of expectation. An extraordinary tale of a life fully lived. ‘Captivating’ **** (List). ‘Fifty glorious minutes’ **** (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). ‘A joy’ **** (Herald). ‘A born storyteller’ (West Australian).

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What Girls Are Made of

Watch BSL listingTraverse Theatre

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Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
Audio described by Jenny Wilson. BSL interpreted by Shaurna Dickson
In 1992 a schoolgirl from Fife was catapulted to a rock star life in an indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t. Based on her teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be. Performing with a live band, directed by Orla O’Loughlin, Cora celebrates life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms, asking what wisdom we should pass to the next generation and which glorious mistakes we should let them make. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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Whose Story Is It Anyway?

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Suitability: 12+

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Our stages, our stories. Engaging discussion examining the representation of disabled lives on stage and the impact of casting choices. As Birds of Paradise Theatre Company celebrate 25 years, join Artistic Director Robert Gale and National Theatre of Scotland's Dramaturg Rosie Kellagher to examine themes of cultural representation raised during their co-production of My Left/Right Foot. Getting it wrong versus getting it right – what does it look like?

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