Illuminate the Darkness

Theatre (contemporary, performance art)

  • Summerhall - Red Lecture Theatre
  • 16:05
  • Aug 1-11
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Bea Conner-Pohl
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes; this show references real life experiences related to racism, sexism, death, colorism, hate speech
  • 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
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Description

Illuminate the Darkness is an experimental theatre piece that exposes the cultural stereotypes that are perpetuated by misinformation and ignorance that is associated with racism and sexism in America. Bea Conner-Pohl interviewed women of different races and ethnicities illustrating their plights, their tragedies, and their achievements. It focuses on how they address the cultural inequities that affected them through their own unique ways of humour, common sense, heart, and empowerment. This new performance utilizes storytelling, videos, and audience participation.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once in the Courtyard, follow the signs up the access ramp, pass in front of the decking bar and into the main reception. Follow signage down the corridor, past the CafĂ© turning left at the neon corridor. Once past the double doors, the Red Lecture Theatre is directly ahead. There are 14 steps down to the space, a further 10 steps through the seating and onto the stage. The Access Route requires Duty Manager Assistance from the reception of the main building, consisting of an escort via the Tech Cube building lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 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


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

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