Hold On Let Go

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  • Summerhall - TechCube 0
  • 20:40
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Unfolding Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Captioning
    Signed Performance
    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 2 years

Description

Alex is 56. Luca is half his age. Alex has an encyclopaedia in his head. Luca has one on her phone. Most of us forget most things, most of the time. What if we forget something important? Something that might make the world a better place? Alex can't remember his mother's voice. Searching opens a can of worms. Luca asks, can we become memory champions? Director: Annie Rigby (Putting The Band Back Together). Writer: Luca Rutherford. Songwriter: Paul Smith (Maxïmo Park). Sounds: Mariam Rezaei. Choreographer: Liv Lorent. Dramaturg: Selina Thompson (salt.). 'Thrillingly talented people' (Guardian).

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, take the access ramp into the main reception, take a right down the corridor, past the cafe, through a corridor with neon strip lights in the walls(slightly inclined), past the red lecture and through the double doors into the ground floor of tech cube.
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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


Signed performances

  • Dates: 22 August, 23 August
  • Interpreter: Caroline Ryan - Integrated into performance
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

Watch the BSL video


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 2 August, 8 August, 9 August, 10 August
  • Type: Closed (Own Device)
  • 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.

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: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • 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
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • 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

Justine 55 days ago

The storytelling and acting by Luca and Alex were superb - one of the best shows I've seen in the Fringe. Shame I wasn't able to taste the bread ;) Hope a lot of people get to see them perform in future shows!

Simon Feegrade 61 days ago

I can only echo the comments below - a warm and enjoyable show, and excellent quality bread.

Donald Waters 75 days ago

One of the most delightful and perfect pieces of theatre I’ve seen at the fringe in a long time, thank you both so much!

claire garabedian 75 days ago

Beautiful, kind, warm, thoughtful piece. Thank you both so much! Highly recommended!

Penny 78 days ago

Highly recommended!! What a delightful show! It's well-written, the set is intriguing and is used to its full potential, AND the acting is superb. They deserve the audience numbers so GO SEE THIS SHOW. So entertaining and...home baked bread -- Loved it!

Tim 80 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and thought provoking.
Recommended.

Its also the best smelling show at the Fringe. ;-)


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British Theatre.com (4/5 stars) 62 days ago

Hold On Let Go is poignant and personal, filled with warmth like a comforting hug.

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The Independent (4/5 stars) 63 days ago

Meanwhile, Unfolding Theatre’s Hold On Let Go is a story about the space between generations viewed from a different perspective; that of memory, both what we remember and let go of throughout our own lifetime, and what we take from those gone before us and pass on to the next...

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An Organised Mess 66 days ago

The production concludes with the breaking of bread. The sharing of a moment. And maybe this is what you’re meant to remember. That no matter what, there is taste, and smell, and interaction- and this is what can stays with you- beyond the need to remember words.

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The List (3/5 stars) 66 days ago

Gentle, rambling hour about memory, forgetting and bread...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 67 days ago

A show to remember ...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 67 days ago

Hold On Let Go sets out to address memory loss and forgetting on both a personal and political scale, asking the question: 'What if we forget something important?' Despite charming performances and quirky set design, it is difficult to shake the feeling that the production doesn't quite do justice to...

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FringeReview 68 days ago

A play that provides lime cordial as you go in and bread as you leave – that’s not to be scoffed at, is it? But if that’s all you can remember of the show… Hold On, Let Go is an exploration of memory, what we remember and why. How come...

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Radio Summerhall Reviews 69 days ago

This is a production as warm as the bread we taste at the end. You’ll not spend time at the Fringe in better company.

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Exeunt 72 days ago

Memories are such deeply personal things. All those good and bad and beautiful fragments we carry around make us who we are, and as they distort or fade or vanish over time, we’re necessarily changed along with them. Gently probing our responses to the continual, unconscious acts of forgetting, remembering, and...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 76 days ago

How much of our lives do we remember? Are there benefits to forgetting? Luca Rutherford’s nuanced, thoughtful show explores the role that memory plays in our relationships with others – our parents, our children, our friends – and with ourselves. Rutherford is 28; her co-performer Alex Elliott is 56. Their...

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