Arlecchino Torn in Three

Theatre (international, family)

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    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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
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Fancy a trip to Venice in Edinburgh? Join Arlecchino as he takes on two jobs and two masters. Midsummer madness rages! Master number one: Beatrice, disguised as a man, searches for her beloved Florindo and she hires Arlecchino. Master number two: Florindo, accused of murdering Beatrice's brother, escapes to Venice and he hires Arlecchino. True love or tragedy? At his wit's end and starving, will Arlecchino ever get his dinner? Three versatile actors, nine roles! Physical storytelling with masks, puppets and music bring Venice to life, blending tradition and innovation.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Please enter the building via the car park entrance where there is a ramp access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Patricia Castro Sánchez 1 day ago

Very disappointing. The story is very hard to follow and the jokes are not funny and too silly for adult audience. I really don't recommend it.

Charles Watherston 3 days ago

High energy madcap Shakespearean comedy of errors performed with gusto and talent, great fun for all the family!

Joanna Ferris 3 days ago

A wonderful chance to see see proper Commedia from Venice. Well worth a visit to see some amazing physical comedy from people who know exactly how it should be done!!

Alice Fernbank 8 days ago

An explosive, joyful, and thoroughly entertaining experience. Three highly skilled commedia actors take you on a farcical journey into the chaotic world of Arlecchino.
The performance is in English and Italian which enriches the experience and adds to its authenticity. I absolutely loved every minute of it.

Svend-Erik Engh 8 days ago

A performance that left me with a big smile and a happy feeling in my heart. The three actors was brilliant and the energy was high and full of joy. The involvement of the audience was great and the two languages melted into one and made the whole show unique to experience. Go and see this wonderful piece of Venice in the heart of Edinburgh.

Margherita 9 days ago

Spettacolo divertente, emozionante, dinamico... Fantastico! Adatto a tutte le età, bambini e un po' meno bambini!

Diego Landi 9 days ago

Ottimo spettacolo da non perdere assolutamente! Attori fantastici e divertentissimi. Già visti a Venezia. Già prenotato Edimburgo!

Stefano Pesce 10 days ago

Bellissimo spettacolo in inglese e italiano. Divertente, originale adatto anche ai bambini. Da non perdere!

Dagmara K 12 days ago

Good silly fun and impressively energetic, acrobatic performances. Especially enjoyable if you have some familiarity with commedia dell'arte and/or know any Italian, but I don't think either of those is necessary to have a good time.

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Primary Times 8 days ago

It was a real pleasure to watch. The physical acting was captivating and I thought the slow motion scene when Arlecchino is serving his two masters was visually stunning and Arlecchino folding of a letter was a treat and eating bread – my son Ben (8) was delighted that bread fell on his head. The show gives kids a taste of Venice, through music, language, costumes (harlequin trousers, venetian masks) and you really were made to feel welcomed into the family.

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