Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Theatre (drama, new writing)

  • Assembly George Square Studios - Studio Five
  • 10:25
  • Aug 8-14, 16-29
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Hint of Lime Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes,Age Category: 12 and above (12+)
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    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
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Returning to Edinburgh following a near sell-out 2016 Assembly season, Alison Skilbeck's critically acclaimed one-woman show reveals the public and private life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th Century, Eleanor Roosevelt, from her daring trip to wartime Britain to her unconventional partnership with President Roosevelt. Granted special permission to use Eleanor's diary and daily newspaper columns, this is the story of a passionate humanitarian, a woman beset by deep personal insecurities and tragedy, but one who never lost her passionate belief in the strength of the human spirit.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Lift access through the glass box into the main studio area. If not taking the lift there are 12 steps down into the performance space. There is level access via Windmill Lane off of Buccleuch Place.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 11 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: The house lights will be dimmed rather that completely off and the sound effects volume and intensity will be reduced during the performance.. The performer starts on stage asleep and in-character as the audience enter the performance space. Before the play starts there will be and introduction to the performer's character and and explanation of how many different characters she will play. It will be noted that although the performance is set during the war, the audience will not see any violence or hear any loud shots, explosions etc and an explanation will be given on what they will hear. The audience will be invited to move around if they need to.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience chill out area
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • 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

G Cleary 1 day ago

Really enjoyed this show this morning. It brought Eleanor Roosevelt to life. The actress played her brilliantly - and switched in and out of other characters so easily. A really enjoyable hour. 5 stars


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Dates, Times and Prices