The Hospital

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (physical theatre, performance art)

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  • Dance Base - Studio 1
  • 19:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Norway
  • Group: Jo Strømgren Kompani
  • Warnings and additional info: Nudity, Scenes of Violence
  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    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
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Description

In a remote hospital, three nurses endure the lack of patients by injuring then treating each other, performing their duties on themselves as an alternative to the real thing. Not a healthy activity but it passes the time. A military chopper is constantly passing overhead, revealing a far simpler explanation for their problems. 'The Hospital is physical theatre at its very best: daring, dark, unpredictable and charged with compressed intensity. The skill and courage of the performers is breathtaking. A truly original vision is revealed here for anyone who wants their artistic perspective stretched to its limits' (Guardian).

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General venue access

  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Lift from street entrance to first floor
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 3 days ago

Picture a hospital in the 1960's NHS with the apparent hygiene standards of a 1930's abattoir and that is the atmospheric staging you are faced with when you enter the performance of 'The Hospital' at Dance Base. The drab, blood smeared walls and bloody, dirty blankets together with weak amber...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 3 days ago

The Hospital has been touring since 2005, seemingly to great acclaim. But you have to wonder if – in these slightly more enlightened times – it still has a place. ...

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