Miss AmeriKa

Theatre (physical theatre, music)

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  • Summerhall - Old Lab
  • 18:45
  • Aug 25
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Group: Spitfire Company
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • 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


Spitfire Company – Miss AmeriKa. Total Theatre Award and Herald Angel winning Spitfire Company return to Edinburgh with their new show. In a collage of music, text, photography and animation, Miss AmeriKa tells the story of a New York misfit and her experience of immigration, loneliness and dislocation. Its protagonist Mckenzie Tomski is a persona of the Czech performer Mirenka Cechova; an Everywoman representing all the outsiders who are standing in the shadows and dreaming the American dream. 'Going to extremes seems to be a default position for any work presented by the Spitfire Company' (Herald).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, go through the double doors at ground level next to the shop shed, past the Anatomy Lecture Theatre and through the double doors, take a right; down to the end of the corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 110 days ago

There’s an air of cartoonish hyperreality about solo performer Mirenka Cechova’s performance, as she floats through a New York City composed of graphic novel video backdrops and soundtracked by a loping hip hop beat as an immigrant to the city. ...

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Feminist Fringe (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

This raw alternative performance deals with feelings of loneliness as McKenzie Tomski takes on New York and all its flaws, along with immigration, as a Czech woman in America, she’s forced to deal with sweeping stereotypes and a realisation that she doesn’t fit ‘that’ New York lifestyle.

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The Outlier (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

Miss AmeriKa is a great and gloomy testimony of hope and loneliness that immigrants face all the time, no matter if it is in New York or anywhere else.

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The Herald [paywall] (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

On-screen, blurry images of the Miss America pageant spool by as a cheesy ditty describes the USA’s ideal woman. Mackenzie Tomski is not that ideal: she’s an immigrant. She’s also a persona created by Mirenka Cechova (of the Czech Republic’s Spitfire Company) and in this blisteringly fierce solo show it’s...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 126 days ago

Mckenzie Tomski is an immigrant to America. She is also the persona of Czech performer Mirenka Cechova and the character we follow during the hip-hop-inspired performance Miss AmeriKa. The show follows the protagonist as she attempts to fit into the hustle and bustle of New York, whilst overcoming cultural and personal...

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Exeunt 126 days ago

As seen through the eyes of migrant artist Mirenka Cechova, New York is an overwhelming sensory assault of traffic noise, hard lines, fast-walking people, rats, and spike-elbowed ambition. She’s drawn to it and crushed by it at once, like a rat snaffling a pizza slice from between speeding cars. And...

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 129 days ago

Miss Amerika is a high-powered, hip-hop homage to New York City which is delivered with enormous energy and enthusiasm. The high-speed rapping of the solo performer is paralleled by a continuous, fast-moving back projection which flashes up sketchy animations and images of subway trains, skyscrapers, taxis, traffic, crowds of people,...

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