The Endling

Theatre (devised, physical theatre)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

'What if it was you, you were the last individual of the species, The Endling?' Visually beautiful and laugh-out-loud funny, Strange Futures use their 'powerful physicality' (Scotsman) to discuss environmental and species extinction in 'this thoughtful and refreshingly non-accusatory show. Worth watching' **** (LondonTheatre1.com). This quirky two-hander offers a 'savagely relevant concept' (Artistic Director, Lion & Unicorn) as it explores the interconnectedness of human existence, with the lives and deaths of other species. Supported by ACE Project Grants and with a physical vocabulary workshopped with Julian Spooner (Rhum and Clay).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 50 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • 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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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

Sean Davis 42 days ago

(***)
This two-hander explores the extinction of species, particularly ours, from a variety of viewpoints. While they despair such extinctions, the tone is light , and usually humorous throughout. One funny routine has them describing objects, from oceans to snakes, using over-generalized adjectives, e.g. “hot yellow curvy thing” for the sun.


So far, this was the 58th most enjoyable show of the 84 have seen at the Fringe this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: https://fringefan.com/

Colin George 51 days ago

If the idea of a show about the extinction of species feels a little heavy, then don't be put off. Yes, this is a performance that asks questions, as good theatre should, but it does so in an often engaging and humorous way. Well-written and equally well performed this is definitely worth seeing - a newish company on the up

moira 52 days ago

A thoughtful and enjoyable watch from two talented performers.


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Fringe Review 43 days ago

This show is curious for the curious, entertaining, enlightening, witty, humorous and thought provoking.

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thespyinthestalls (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

The dialogue is inspired

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The Stage (4/5 stars) 45 days ago

Absorbing and arresting

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 48 days ago

This is a good-looking show with masterful movement aided by lighting and sound to create an often-unsettling atmosphere.

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