Theatre (drama, physical theatre)

  • Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Olive Studio
  • 11:35
  • Aug 19
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Paperlight Theatricals
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Paperlight Theatricals makes its grand return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! This dark and intriguing show involves a group of teenagers covering up the death of a friend. However, when things go awry, they must decide what defines them. Will they submit to their animalistic nature or forge their own sense of morality? Dennis Kelly's DNA is reimagined through the lens of physical theatre, in the style of Frantic Assembly, to give new life to this classic piece of modern theatre.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up a large flight of stairs and through a narrow corridor
  • 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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F 39 days ago

Wow, wow, wow! I was lost in the intensity of this play. From shocking to moving to humorous. One not to miss.

Maple Baker 41 days ago

Really strong performance from every actor, incredible characterisation and fluid physical theatre all round. I would really recommend it!

Alex M 42 days ago

Really good, really intense show, and brilliantly acted. However, a lot of the action happens low to the floor and cannot be seen from the back! Would recommend getting there early to bag a front row seat (we still enjoyed it despite the obstructed view, though).

Themis Themistocleous 42 days ago

Very well acted. The tall girl - unfortunately I don’t know her name - is a superb actor, she should definitely pursue a career in acting. Congrats to everybody involved.

Cosmo C. 42 days ago

Oh. My. Goodness.
By far, this was the most riveting and heart-wrenching show that I’ve seen at the fringe festival. I had to look around the theater multiple times to see if anyone else was crying. Even on opening night, each actor had such a unique character and it was clear how much effort and thought they put into the role, especially when they weren’t actively speaking onstage. It was chilling to watch these characters develop into what you’d least expect, and the creativity with the props/set and the lighting was inspiring. They worked with the small space they were given and made such an intimate and enchanting performance, it was hard not to feel like you were just an invisible character in the scene. This play wasn’t even a blip on my radar before now, but seeing this production made me want to be a part of a production of it.
Overall, I can’t stop thinking about this performance. Well done!

Ayesha 42 days ago

This is the best show I’ve seen during the fringe! I’m still trembling. The cast recreate the unforgettable sinking horror of The Crucible and Lord of Flies with their riveting performances from start to finish. Excellent casting which sucks the audience internally screaming into this twisted plot. Utterly believable even as it spirals out of control. With clever inserts of physical theatre, effective lighting and minimal set, the whole experience is highly memorable.

"Secret Admirer" from our JustGiving page! 53 days ago

Incredible, phenomenal, moving, powerful, fantastic, heartbreaking, thought-provoking, wonderful!!!

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