Home is Not the Place

Theatre (solo show, storytelling)

  • Summerhall - TechCube 0
  • 19:20
  • Aug 19, 21, 23, 25, 27
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Annie George
  • Warnings and additional info: Swearing
  • 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


A powerful production telling the remarkable story of the short life and lost work of Kerala writer PM John, shortly before India's independence from British rule. John's story unwinds a tale of empire and migration across three generations in search of 'who we are, what we are, what we believe.' 'An autobiographical, poignant and beautiful account of lineage, identity and what makes home, home' **** (EdinburghGuide.com). 'One of Scotland's most powerful and interesting writer-performers' **** (Scotsman). 'The toying of language... is a masterclass in the spoken word' (TheReviewsHub.com). Supported by The Meadows Award. MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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General venue access

  • Captioning
  • 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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 5 August, 7 August, 9 August, 17 August, 19 August, 23 August, 25 August, 27 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.

How and when to make an access booking

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  • 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

LW 37 days ago

This is an absorbing and powerful show. Annie George is an English woman who lives in Scotland and still thinks of Kerala as home, even though she left there when she was 4. She tells the story of her grandfather PM John, a poet from southern India, movingly portraying her physical and emotional journey to learn about her family history and trace scraps of his published poetry. Sadly little of his work survives due to fire, flood and the passage of time. Using back projections and a few props - a scarf, a jacket, a painting - she skillfully evokes another time and place and brings her grandfather and his family to life.

Han Wang 44 days ago

Not my piece of cake. The tone is monotonous -- every sentence just sounds angry, like the speaker is making a political protest. There are times when the characters are supposed to be scared, for example, and the recitation does not deliver that at all.

The story line is very hard to follow due to the constant switching of characters, the missing instructions, and the lack of skills of the speaker. Although the speaker does try to alter the way she speaks by a bit between characters, the characters are not distinct enough to follow . If there is some additional way to tell audience which character is speaking (e.g. by highlighting the names on the family trees, or by handing some kind of brochures to the audience, etc.) my experience might be much better. The poor design of the stage doesn't help -- I was sitting on the right hand side in the room, and my view of the family tree shown on the screen is partially blocked.

Astell 47 days ago

Loved this show. I felt it was beautifully told and very thought provoking and with unexpected twists and turns.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

This is a fascinating hour in the company of Annie.

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