Theatre (site-specific, new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
    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 1 year


'I am a man of my time. A failed man of my time. Or just a man of a failed time. Depending on how you look at it.' Doppler had everything. He thought. Wife, two kids, 23-hour working week and time to ride his bicycle. Until the accident. Now he lives in the forest with an elk. Come into the woods with multi-award-winning site-specialists Grid Iron for this funny and subversive fable about existence, consumerism and trying to live life in isolation when people just won't leave you alone. "Edifying, surprising and deeply human" (Doppler documentary,

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: After you have come along the path from the cafe/toilet complex, though the manual gate and past the Shell Grotto, Front of House staff will guide you to the best path to the performance location. The performance location is approximately 7 minutes from the cafe/toilet complex and is down a gentle slope to a woodland clearing under a canopy of trees. While the paths are not surfaced they are generally hard and should provide no difficulties for wheelchair users. They are quite level for anyone with other access requirements but in some places the ground slopes away from the path so caution should be exercised by the visually impaired. Newhailes is a popular area for dog-walking so you should expect to encounter dogs along the path to the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Signed performances

  • Dates: 14 August, 21 August
  • Interpreter: Paul Belmonte - Integrated into performance
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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

Martin burroughs 39 days ago

First, an amazing, enchanting setting, and if there's an award for Best Set this should win it. The tech side shouldn't be overlooked either-effects were subtle but successful in what must be a challenging environment.
The play itself- well it has to be a must-see. Some great acting, especially the guy playing every role under the sun. It could probably benefit from a surgical trim of 5 or 10 mins, as at times the plot wasn't progressing, but still has to be seen.
The lead character is interesting. He's a complex, flawed creature for sure. Easy to sympathize with on some levels, but the new world he seeks has a distinct lack of social or family responsibility. One I'll have to reflect on.

Stuart Forbes 40 days ago

A fantastic show, thought provoking and fascinating, with great performances. Bongo the Elk will be a highlight of your Fringe this year!

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DVM Theatre (4/5 stars) 35 days ago

Doppler is fantastic, thought-provoking, poignant and immersive show, well worth seeing.

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Outlier (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

Midlife crisis, enlightenment, awakening… call it whatever you want. Doppler just doesn’t want to be part of a consumerist society anymore and so decides to live in a forest.

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Corr Blimey (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

Some people buy a muscle car to conceal their insecurities – others have an affair, though the less said there, the better. A mid-life crisis can result in a peculiar array of life choices, both self-destructive and improving. And then there’s the complete opposite end of the spectrum in deciding to reject the glorified consumerist lifestyle we live within – pitch a tent, escape all of humanity and shack up with the young Elk whose mother you have just slain.

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The Student Newspaper (3/5 stars) 43 days ago

Ultimately, Ben Harrison’s team has been able to do with limited resources is impressive. Obviously this production has been on a rollercoaster ride this year, so the fact the team has pulled it off is undeniably an achievement. Whilst it does seem the sum is greater than its individual parts, with more commitment to the performances and a clearer, focused tone, this show could develop into one of the gems of the fringe; it’s also just a lovely day out.

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