Limbo: City of Dreams

Musicals and Opera (folk, new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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


The gift of imagination has been extinct in the Great Stone City for a thousand years. When Imogen discovers a secret community keeping the gift alive, she takes it upon herself to restore imagination to her own people, but her actions come at a cost. A modern myth for our times, with soaring pop-folk songs and a 15-strong ensemble of actor-musicians. City of Dreams is a brand new musical from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the American Music Theatre Project created by Off West End Award-nominated team Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Other Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 2nd floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Tracey Farrar 31 days ago

The singing was exquisite!! The choreography and use of the stage and props/set pieces was incredible. Must-see!!

Amelia Nashe 33 days ago

Just magical. I was transported into a modern-day folk tale that managed to explore the conflict between creativity and traditional frameworks that exists deep in our culture, whilst telling an incredibly moving personal story too. Breathtaking visuals, primal and beautiful music and dance, and wonderful performances from the guaranteed talents of RCS. Utterly transfixed by it from start to finish, and I'm sure I will be thinking about the show's deeper meaning for a long time to come. If you don't see this show, you will be missing out on something rather special.

Michael Gordon Shapiro 33 days ago

A contemporary mythological musical with sincere and spirited performances, a gorgeous folk-influenced score (particularly in its vocal writing), and a worthwhile message about the relationship between humanity, technology, and creativity.

Actor/musician who did the beatboxing: you were awesome.

Alex Nine 34 days ago

Wonderfully staged new musical with an excellent ensemble! Definitely check this one out.

Evie Conder 39 days ago

Good use of sound scape and allot of talent shown within acting/singing and the use of instruments some characters used. This production involved allot of excellent teamwork. Very innovative. Well worth seeing.

Sue Conder 39 days ago

A stimulating, innovative story. Well acted and powerfully emotional at times. Amazing voices and music to accompany the performance. Great story that makes you think about another world where we have lost our imagination.

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Khris Hallett (3/5 stars) 31 days ago

You can’t accuse upcoming composer Finn Andersen of resting on his laurels. His fingerprints are all over this year’s Fringe, from the buzz-worthy Islanders over at Summerhall, to this, Limbo: City Of Dreams. Devised alongside students of both the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University Chicago, Andersen has set himself a monumental challenge in building a whole dystopian world in just over an hour.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 33 days ago

Limbo: City of Dreams charges itself with the difficult task of cramming an entire world into its hour-long runtime. Starting in motion and continuing at a breathless pace throughout, this is young adult dystopian fiction as a student musical done at twice the speed. The advantage of that is that...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland continues its collaboration with the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University Chicago for the third year and it is a truly successful “hands across the pond” venture bringing these talented musical theatre performers to Edinburgh to create such exciting new work.Limbo: City of Dreams...

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Musical Theatre Review (5/5 stars) 34 days ago

City of Dreams is rightly described as a “modern myth for our times”, bringing to our attention the need to retain the gifts of imagination inherent in our “child” and slowly managed out of us, if we are not careful, by the parent/machine of state and our own adult learning.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

Picture a world that’s dying. And the only thing that can save it is the imagination of children. In a world lucky enough to contain Greta Thunberg, this may or may not be intended as a parable but with this bright-eyed and talented cast, Limbo: City of Dreams is brimming...

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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland mark there 15th Annual Fringe season by once again collaborating with the American Music Theatre Project on its Platform strand. This strand is to showcase developmental musical theatre whilst tying in with its main house production of Legally Blonde earlier in the day. Limbo: City...

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