dressed.

Theatre (devised, contemporary)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Forth
  • 12:10
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: ThisEgg in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe
  • Warnings and additional info: This show explores themes of sexual assault.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Captioning
    Relaxed 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 2 years

Description

After being stripped at gun point, Lydia set out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour. Lydia now only wears clothes she has made. Combining choreography, live sewing, comedy and original music, four friends tell her story. Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019. Fringe First Award winner 2018. Untapped Award winner 2018. Total Theatre Award-nominated 2018. Offie Award-nominated 2019. **** (Scotsman). **** (Independent). **** (Sunday Times). **** (Stage). **** (WhatsOnStage.com). **** (Fest). **** (List).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Captioning
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Main entrance to venue beside Arthur’s Bar. Level access via locked lift at rear of building arranged by staff at entrance or Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 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


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 25 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 20 August, 25 August, 21 August, 22 August, 23 August, 24 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Performances are relaxed performances though please note there are moments of total black out, loud or overlapping sounds, and characters expressing anger. Audiences are permitted to move about, make noise or tick should they need to.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

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

There are no audience reviews for this show.


Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 55 days ago

Powerfully weaving together dance, song and costume, this visceral multi-media performance immediately immerses us in the rich tapestry of these four friends. Inspired by Lydia Higginson’s experience reclaiming her body, she guides us into a poetic exploration of her introversion and fixation on making clothes. The abstract representations of her...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 58 days ago

Dressed is an intensely personal and moving account of Lydia Higginson's journey through the trauma of being stripped and assaulted at gun point. It centres around the idea of using clothes-making as a way of processing violation. The show uses dance, music, sewing and costume both to convey the effects...

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FringeReview 59 days ago

dressed. is “about being ready to howl.  And about being ready to hear those who howl back.”  It is about redressing and re-dressing At its core, it is a piece inspired by Lydia Higginson’s experience, aged 19, of being stripped at gunpoint.  In the wake of this horrific event, Higginson,...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 59 days ago

In dressed., four female friends perform on stage, each displaying their own distinctive talents. Josie Dale-Jones, the producer of the show, is a theatre maker, whilst Lydia Higginson is a costume designer an...

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