Child of Sunday

Cabaret and Variety (musical theatre, theatre)

Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 18:00


Child of Sunday examines the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the 'ordinary people' in our communities. The single mother trying to balance it all; the desperate souls looking for the promise of redemption; the fanatics; the phonies and the fraudulent. Told through stories of lived experience and a heterogeneous mix of songs, Child of Sunday examines what brings people together, lending a voice to the broken and the quietly brave. This is a show about the people who shape our communities in the constant search for connection and hope.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Two flights of stairs
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

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

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Joseph Richards 110 days ago

Made my way into the city early one morning and caught this show created, performed, costumes and teched by the incredibly talented Elisa Riddington.

The Fringe is full of shows and hype and marketing and buzz. I suggest you do yourself a favour before the end of this month and find a piece outside of the relentless attention-grabbing machine. See this show! Wake up early, grab a coffee and treat yourself to a show that is moving and well-scripted and full of just awe-inspiring renditions of popular songs that I can never hear the same way.

Elisa tells the stories of community, faith, humanity, betrayal and relentless hope with a musicality that accentuates and grounds the piece.

I did not expect to cry in an attic space in Scotland, but here we are.

I closed my eyes and was speechless afterward from the emotional journey of the storytelling and singing. See it!

Wil Taylor 111 days ago

This was a beautiful way to start the day at the Fringe. Elisa exudes warmth and peace, I felt relaxed as she interspersed stories from her life with exquisite vocals on the songs. I found elements of the show very moving (towards the end a tear rolled down my cheek, which is rare for me). As well as being a fantastic performer Elisa really cared about the audience's comfort, as well as doing all her own tech. Highly recommended if you're looking for an uplifting show.

Vanessa Mitchell 120 days ago

This show is a great example of a fringe show. I wasn't sure what to expect but it is a unique combination of story telling, humour and songs. I'm someone who is hard to engage for a whole show, but she kept me hooked. I laughed and cried in this.

I look forward to seeing this show on a big stage one day. Catch it while it's free! (I threw her a tenner though as it is definitely worth that).

Mark Norwood 121 days ago

This is what the fringe is all about, a mixture of comedy, heartbreaking storytelling and wonderful songs. We were laughing one minute and had a tear in our eyes the next. Very moving at times. The songs were beautiful. We saw it on the very first day and even then it was great but I could see that Elisa's performance was only going to improve over time.
Probably not a show for everyone, it touches on domestic violence and religious indoctrination in a small performance space resulting in an intimacy that only added to the the power of the piece but that others might find uncomfortable.
I got a glimpse into a world I know nothing about (the evangelical church) whereas my wife was reminded of a life she has long left behind.
I really recommend it wholeheartedly but YMMV

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 117 days ago

pleasant and reflective hour for people of faith and none.

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