Hearty

  • Accessibility: 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

'We must bury our knowledge until the apocalypse passes'. Bearing wings made of sharp knives and shooting fireballs into the air, Hearty tackles the current fascination with trans lives and interrogates the controversial bio-technology of HRT. It's messy, it's on fire and it's politically charged. A double Fringe First award-winner Emma Frankland returns to Summerhall following her sell-out Don Quijote – British Council Showcase 2013 ('Cheerfully anarchic' (Guardian), 'Joyous' **** (Time Out)) and Rituals for Change at Forest Fringe 2015. 'A near-perfect twinning of content and form' ***** (Stage). 'Tender, brave and brilliant' **** (WhatsOnStage).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, go behind the Royal Dick Pub, past Barney's Beer and Pickering's Gin; in the back courtyard on your right hand side is the Demonstration Room.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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.

A Younger Theatre (3/5 stars) 40 days ago

There is also something hymnal about the production. A sense of ritual drives her message home. Through fire, she connects with her queer and trans ancestors, channelling their beauty, their fear and their hope for the future.

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Total Theatre 44 days ago

Hearty is the fifth in Frankland’s series of solos, NONE OF US IS YET A ROBOT about trans identity and her own transition experiences. It completes this body of work with a call to arms. In the decrepit setting of Summerhall’s peeling Dissection Room, water pools the floor and a...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 52 days ago

“Respectable people don’t lead revolutions,” says the figure before us. ...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 53 days ago

Emma Frankland presents Hearty, the fifth and final part of a series of performance works that look at the politics of trans identity and gender transition. The project comes under the banner None of Us is Yet a Robot and also includes a recently published book, a podcast and the previous...

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 56 days ago

This is a play of knives and fireballs. Marking the final show in Emma Frankland’s performance series None of Us is Yet a Robot, which explores the politics of gender identity and the process of transitioning, Hearty is a ferocious cry for the safety of trans women. With an injured...

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