My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice

Theatre (devised, physical theatre)

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  • Pleasance Dome - KingDome
  • 12:30
  • Aug 18, 20-25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Dead Rabbits Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Signed 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 2 years
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In 1897, three explorers took off to the arctic in a free-flying balloon. Behind them, they left a woman who could not forget them. Winners of the Les Infants Terribles Award 2019, Dead Rabbits present a highly visual and physical journey through whiter than white nights and darker than dark days, where nothing is what it seems. A tale of love, loss and strange power of the human heart. Presented by Dead Rabbits. Recipient of the 2019 Greenwich Partnership Award.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 20 August
  • Interpreter: Laura Goulden - Not Selected
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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

Lesley Warner 4 days ago

An entertaining and moving show by a talented and enthusiastic cast! They took us with them to the Arctic, and the various depictions of the balloon were wonderfully done.

Keith Baxter 6 days ago

A great show that is both funny and moving. Part celebration of the heroic age of polar exploration; part sentimental tragi-comedy with a dash of social relevance thrown in. Highly recommended.

JM 7 days ago

This turned out to be a real gem! Very creative staging, an interesting story, strong performances, and lots of humor. Highly recommend.

Aude C 8 days ago

This show about a balloon expedition to the Arctic was in turns very funny and quietly heartbreaking. I was pleased that we'd found a show at the Fringe to satisfy my craving for polar exploration stories (after a dedicated search for every possible Arctic-related keyword); I can't say how happy I am that it turned out to be so good. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good adventure story, with engaging performers and the sort of small, intimist setting that lets you be drawn into a play and won't let you easily pull yourself back out.

John Fuller 8 days ago

I loved this show. It’s a good, true story to start with, but the clever writing, ingenious staging and excellent performances made it something more. It’s funny, sad, touching and original. My pick of the Fringe so far.

Pippa Hyde 9 days ago

What a lovely, and moving, show, beautiful to look at and impressively acted. Everything a one-act play should be. Highly recommended.

Kate Gaul 9 days ago

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice – Dead Rabbits Theatre (UK) A folk tale based on the true story of Salomon Andrée’s doomed balloon expedition to the Arctic in 1897. Set thirty years after Andrée launched from Svalbard with Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel,and told through the eyes of Nils’s fiancée who continues to obsess over her lost love, we are treated to a multi-layered narrative, which allows space for mischievous buffoonery and knowing references to changing attitudes to gender. Theatre of the huffy and puffy – the more dramatic the tale became the more huffy and puffy the actors became. Nice story partially realised. 2 Remnants of Cheese.

Mark Reynolds 11 days ago

Best physical theatre show I've seen at fringe so far this year. 4 very good performers break the fourth wall (in the best way) to tell this true story with the most creative use of set I've ever seen at edfringe. First time fringe performers take Pleasance Dome by storm, go and see this really good show when you can; thoroughly recommend.

Philippa 12 days ago

What a wildly inventive and beautifully realised show this is. One of the most talented, creative engaging young companies I’ve come across in a long time telling a sad, beautiful story with impeccable physical theatricality and a dash of comic genius. My pick of the Fringe. Buy your tickets in advance - this show should (and will) sell out.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 4 days ago

In 1897, three Swedes, led by adventurer Salomon Andree, set off in a hydrogen balloon in a highly public attempt to become the first men to reach the North Pole ...

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 6 days ago

“Today ladies and gentlemen we will begin our performance with a sad and slightly mournful song.” This is delivered with smiles, hinting at both the tragedy and comedy to come. We are attending a university conference on the famous psychiatric case of Mathilde, who has adhered to her apparent delusions...

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FringeReview 7 days ago

The cast greet the audience as we arrive.  There is a friendly banter, and we know we are in for a story.  The introduction begins – some music, playfully and knowingly played on ukeleles, accordion and maracas.  Our attention is grabbed. Based on a true story, My Love Lies Frozen...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 10 days ago

A tale of love, loss and exploration, this is an intrepid exploration of physical theatre and storytelling. The soundtrack to Amelie plays gently in the background as we’re ushered in by the cast, already on stage and interacting. This is a sign of things to come, as the fourth wall...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 12 days ago

Look for tickets... Told with warmth and playfulness, with gentle support from the audience, the true story of Salomon Andrée’s doomed balloon expedition to the Arctic in 1897 is given a joyful celebration by Dead Rabbits Theatre Company.Set thirty years after Andrée launched from Svalbard with Nils Strindberg and Knut...

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