The Archive of Educated Hearts

Theatre (storytelling, installation)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Green
  • 19:30
  • Aug 26
  • 35 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lion House Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: The show contains distressing themes.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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

Fringe First Award winner. How do you chart the remarkable moments that make up a lifetime? Scrawled diary entries, answerphone messages blinking on an old landline, a shoebox of postcards and cassette tapes winding stories across years and continents. The Archive is a combination of poetic storytelling, verbatim interviews and a sprawling photo album chronicling the lives of women affected by breast cancer. Step into a library of memories, relics and keepsakes that allow a glimpse into stories of kindness and courage, fragments of absolute joy and incomprehensible heartbreak. ***** (FringeBiscuit.co.uk). ***** (AllOverAdelaide.com.au). ***** (TulpaMagazine.com).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Access via The Green area. Quite steep ramp at entrance. All seating moveable.
  • 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


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

Sean Davis 72 days ago

The Archive of Educated Hearts (***)
The small audience gathered around a table to learn how all of the women of the storyteller’s family have dealt with breast cancer. The gentle review is aided by family photos slowly added to a pile on table at the center of the shed. The cluttered set was well suited to the short tale.

This was the 32nd most enjoyable of the 76 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.


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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 58 days ago

Casey Jay Andrews, resplendent in red dungarees in an intimate venue of her own creation, begins by reminding us pointedly that in her show she is not an actor but will “remain as Casey throughout”. But she is a born performer and in her storytelling show The Archive of Educated...

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An Organised Mess 69 days ago

Casey Jay Andrews brings her delicate and sensitive storytelling talent to the Edinburgh Fringe ensuring gentler elements are available to inhale. Set aside at the Pleasance Courtyard, rather than walking into a performance space you find yourself in a wooden hut of memories.

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 75 days ago

Look for tickets... Cancer will touch the lives of everyone. This simple and often devastating truth is far from a stranger to the creators of performance art. As such, it's unsurprising that it manages to find form in many of the stagecrafts and plays that turn up at the Fringe,...

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