Flanker Origami

Theatre (contemporary, devised)

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  • Fringe Online - Zoom
  • 13:00
  • Aug 30
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Organic Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing themes


An artistic couple expose their daily rituals and lockdown coping routines, digitally unleashing two eccentric performance personas bent on transforming their Edinburgh home into a glittery alternative reality. Through dressing up, dancing, disembodied animations, forced karaoke and improbable ASMR storytelling, they are on a quest to enhance their own wellbeing and yours! Stranded on Zoom, their relationship reveals a tender and funny, if slightly disturbing, world of online intimacy on the edge of misunderstanding and manipulation. Award-winning Organic Theatre returns to the Fringe for a digital world premiere.

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Denny 144 days ago

Two highly accomplished performers take us through the highs and lows of lockdown enforced living - sharing dreams and memories and subtly suggesting the ways in which digital living can change relationships. Beautifully choreographed and filmed, making fantastic use of a range of digital techniques.

Both performers demonstrate a range of comic skills to good effect - but as the show progresses you sense a kind of growing hysteria underneath.

Great music and dancing too. Good to hear Telstar by the Tornados getting an airing!

More Flanker and Origami please!

Andy Henry 146 days ago

I had a blast in the presence of Flanker and Origami yesterday, in a show that absolutely personifies both the fragility of our emotional states and the utter absurdity of our lives online.

This show is a superb example of the versatility of digital performance as a form, constantly using the technology to nudge our attention in different directions and to produce different effects.

I loved this witty, exciting, experimental performance. Do not miss out.

Natalya McDonald 147 days ago

This show takes the attention straight forward. Apparently, you could find the story quite simple, the characters are just funny and eccentric, but it is only the top of the iceberg. As far as you would follow the characters, as further you would understand the subtext of a seeming, witty story. This show reminds me of Jean -Luc Godard movies with a chaotic mixture of scenes that deliver a big idea as they go . Each part of the show is a confession about loneliness, and melancholy, hope, and love. This show is multi-faced as something what we know very well - our everyday life.

Vlad Butucea 148 days ago

Flanker Origami is a colourful, funny, and touching performance. I was particularly struck by the dreams and possibilities conjured in the small space of lockdown living - perhaps in many ways what theatre is all about, whether digital or otherwise.

There is a generosity to the way in which the piece shares personal, sometimes vulnerable, often affective parts of the performers' experience of the past year. A well-worth and thoughtful exploration of what digital theatre can do.

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