Green Knight

Theatre (solo show, storytelling)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 18 months
The socially distanced performance of this show will take place on Saturday 13th August.
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Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur's finest knight. But what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Winner of Best Female Actor award at Buxton Fringe 2018. 'Superlative... storytelling theatre' ***** ( 'A captivating performance... storytelling at its very best' **** ( 'Enthralling, spine-tingling' **** ( Performed and written by Debbie Cannon. Directed by Flavia D'Avila, with dramaturgy by Jen McGregor.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There is step free access at the John Knox House entrance of the building, the main entrance door for Storytelling Centre has 9 steps leading up to to it from street level. If not taking the lift there is then a total of 17 steps up to the library (9 steps, a landing, and then 8 additional steps). All guests enter library through same door once inside the building.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 13 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: Green Knight is a one-woman storytelling performance by Debbie Cannon taking place in a large room with seating theatre-style (i.e. in rows). The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences. A show guide will be provided for audiences which will include a description of the show and how it works (explaining it's Debbie playing all the characters), a list of characters and what they are like, and a plot summary, as well as warnings of where there are moments of tension and/or anger. There is a magical beheading in the show (the knight is beheaded but survives and rides off carrying his head) and a further initiated beheading which isn't seen through, so a warning of these and where they occur is included. She will take time at the beginning of the performance to come on as herself, and to run over the information in the show guide - introducing the characters and explaining when there will be tense/angry moments. She will also be available ahead of relaxed performances to meet audiences and answer any questions/show them the space. During the show itself, there are some instances of dialogue driven scenes which won't be changed, but characters expressing anger will be toned down so it isn't shouted as it would be in a standard performance. The stage is lit simply and no amplified or sudden sounds are used. Debbie is happy for audiences to make noise/engage with her and also to move around/be readmitted should they need to leave during the show.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area

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

Heid Jerstad about 9 hours ago

I went to see this with my dad on Saturday. It was immersive and warm, medieval-feeling (I mean it didn't feel cluttered with modern views) and earthy (is that what I mean? Or 'direct'?). Those of us who live in Edinburgh hear Debbie's voice every day and I don't know if it is because of that but I really enjoyed this show. You might too :)

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