The Accident Did Not Take Place

Theatre (devised, contemporary)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Beside
  • 13:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: YESYESNONO in association with the Pleasance
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strobe lighting and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Captioning
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Somewhere on the other side of the world a plane is falling from the sky. You can see it on your laptop. You can watch it happening on Youtube. You can watch it burning on repeat. From award-winning YESYESNONO comes a summoning of hyper-reality. A new guest performer each night. A frenzy of post-truth news. 'YESYESNONO are the forefront of a wave of young work' (WhatsOnStage.com). Pleasance Associates 2019. 'Top Five Young Companies 2018' (Guardian). Total Theatre Award winners 2017.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard on far right. Entrance via gentle ramp.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 15 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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Within Her Words (4/5 stars) 25 days ago

There is a warmth to the piece that really resonates, particularly during the second half as the powerful movement used by the cast is incredibly special.

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Exeunt 33 days ago

There’s a famous argument about Othello, which is made by the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips in his book Missing Out and elsewhere repeated. The argument is that a pivotal part of Othello’s downfall is his insatiable desire to know, an addiction to knowledge. He interrogates Desdemona’s love, questions it, seeks evidence...

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Miro Magazine (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

This is a skillfully executed play that revolves around not being able to really understand someone. It leaves us feeling confused, but certainly feeling something – a play packed with emotion, even if we’re not quite sure what that emotion might be.

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Voice Mag (5/5 stars) 34 days ago

Every element of this bizarre and abstract show comes together to give the audience something to think about, in terms of the way in which we process and create reality through technology. If you want a unique and powerful show that feels like a quintessential Fringe experience - This Accident Did Not Take Place is the place to go.

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British Theatre.com (3/5 stars) 35 days ago

Amid the multitude of theatre at Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a show that questions if performance – or any other media – can ever convey the real truth of an event or experience. In The Accident Did Not Take Place, theatre company YESYESNONO seeks to find a way to make the crash of a plane seem real if we were not there.

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The List (3/5 stars) 39 days ago

YESYESNONO's slippery and sophisticated new show avoids easy interpretations...

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Fest magazine (3/5 stars) 40 days ago

It’s a study in self-deception and, with deep fakes incoming, that’s deeply disconcerting [...] The Accident Did Not Take Place is as unsettling as it is enlightening.

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Voice Mag UK (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

Every element of this bizarre and abstract show comes together to give the audience something to think about, in terms of the way in which we process and create reality through technology. If you want a unique and powerful show that feels like a quintessential Fringe experience - This Accident Did Not Take Place is the place to go.

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

Alongside Emma, Tilda and John is a different guest performer each day for this thrilling new show from YesYesNoNo. The guest’s job is to follow instructions: first, to re-enact a plane crash, then to act out a barrage of intense, probing prompts (“show me what you looked like when you...

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 42 days ago

“Somewhere on the other side of the world a plane is falling from the sky.” As you are watching it on the television screen; again and again; it has already happened. On the radar, it is a little dot that disappears. "But it’s okay. It’s far away."We watch these events...

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The Empty Blogspace 42 days ago

YESYESNONO have an imaginatively explorative and demonstrative approach to their devised theatre work. Like a mathematician showing their working, in The Accident Did Not Take Place’ the journey to the ‘truth’ (or lack thereof) is the focus, more interesting than the final destination.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 43 days ago

YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth. No, seriously. Within the (very intimate) Pleasance Beside, a visiting actor is introduced to the audience who has never seen or participated in this work before. They are fresh to a sequence of events that the rest of the company have rehearsed. There is...

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 47 days ago

Jim from the Wardrobe Ensemble has been invited on stage. He hasn’t seen the script before but YESYESNONO have cast him in a pivotal role. On another day, it’ll be a different volunteer. Today, gamely, Jim follows the instructions of performers Emma Clark, Tilda O’Grady and Jonathan Hawkins in a...

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