The Female Role Model Project

Theatre (science, interactive)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 18 months


The Female Role Model Project is an interactive theatrical experience paired with neuroscience celebrating female pioneers. It combines performance and interactive games with live recordings of neural activity from actors and audiences using EEG headsets. 'It’s part performance, part game show, part storytime, and part psychology/sociology lesson packed that definitely won’t leave you bored' ( The project's artists perform as different role models (Marilyn Monroe, Melania Trump, Kim Kardashian) while the electrical activity of their brain is monitored with portable EEG headsets. Brain waves are transformed into an intricate sound and video design.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the accessible entrance there are steps on two levels. First there are a couple of steps from the public pavement into the building's enclosure. Second, after a short distance, there are a few more steps that lead into the building, directly into the box office area. Please visit our website for a video/audio tour of the access routes and entrances.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 11- 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: 7 August, 8 August, 9 August, 10 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
  • 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.

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

Aubrie Therrien 149 days ago

This show was a smart, funny and insightful look in the ever evolving perception of the many roles women play and how those roles have come to take shape. We loved how honest and raw the show was and the audience participation. The talented cast of unique performers was able to really grasp the audience with at times difficult content and take us on an intimate and often times, hilarious, ride. We left the theatre smiling from ear-to-ear; highly recommend you catch it before the end!

Dido 159 days ago

An interesting and well staged production with an innovative use of technology. I would recommend this show.

Zena Harris 163 days ago

Some interesting content however the show didn't really flow and we spent of the time not really knowing what was going on. In my opinion, 60 rather than 90 minutes would be better for this show.

Elizabeth T 166 days ago

Fun, unique, thought-provoking - a perfect Fringe experience! I definitely recommend this show! My husband and I both enjoyed it.

Henry 167 days ago

Great show - full of audience participation, would highly recommend!

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Everything Theatre (3/5 stars) 149 days ago

There’s a lot to take from the work of US-based company Transforma Theatre. Their latest project, described as “a scientifically enhanced multimedia devised theatre piece”, explores the dynamics behind female role models, how we choose them and how our brains respond to stimuli associated with thinking and talking about them.

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FringeReview 151 days ago

Edinburgh is often about breaking new ground, and The Female Role Model Project at Bedlam certainly does that. It can also, with such a complex show, be about things going horribly wrong. However, this team have nailed it; four actors, audience involvement, live video and soundscape and a visiting PhD...

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The F Word 157 days ago

The words skilled, engaging, experimental and scientific can all be used to describe the experience that is The Female Role Project because it deftly weaves together neuroscience and day-to-day lives

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