Barry

Theatre (devised, lgbt)

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  • 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 18 months

Description

Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry. James Barry has been misrepresented in history as Edinburgh University’s first "woman" graduate. We take issue with this. Through Barry’s story we embark on a messy exploration of our own experiences of gender, privilege and ownership, leaving us questioning whether Barry’s story is even ours to tell. Expect lip-syncing, drag, music, big skirts, medical masks, lots of dancing and a handful of historical accuracy. Bringing the 19th Century into the present day, baby!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the accessible entrance there are steps on two levels. First there are a couple of steps from the public pavement into the building's enclosure. Second, after a short distance, there are a few more steps that lead into the building, directly into the box office area. Please visit our website for a video/audio tour of the access routes and entrances.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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

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  • 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
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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 78 days ago

Bedlam Theatre’s cool and vibrant atmosphere is the perfect venue for this timely production. Dr. James Barry, one of The University of Edinburgh’s most esteemed alumni, is the subject of the play and the Shrinking Violet collective interestingly chose to...

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 78 days ago

Barry, Shrinking Violet’s devised play which is at the Bedlam for five days only, attempts to find out who Edinburgh’s famous Doctor James Barry really was. No, really: Who? A woman? A transvestite? The first transgender individual? A hermaphrodite? With irony and hilarity, the play delves into Barry’s identity, trying...

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