Nightclubbing

Theatre (music, dance)

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  • Summerhall - Old Lab
  • 15:45
  • Aug 11
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Rachael Young
  • Warnings and additional info: Loud music. Flashing lights but not strobe. Haze.
  • 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

Description

Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in Nightclubbing; an explosive performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution. 1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album Nightclubbing; her body is brown and soft. 2015: Three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft. We are those women, zooming across galaxies, traveling through time, preparing for our moment to land... it's now! People of colour to the front, women to the front, LGBTQIA+ to the front!

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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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Intrepid 39 days ago

This show didn’t seem to work for us.


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One4Review (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

With a live thumping soundtrack provided by the excellent Leisha Thomas and Mwen Rukandema and a black volcanic moonscape on stage, Rachael Young slowly emerges ready and dressed to go ‘nightclubbing’. Through spoken word, singing and movement she entwines the … Read More ...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

Rachael Young’s pumping, provocative celebration of the power of black women is brought to the Fringe with the support of the inaugural Eclipse Award ...

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

Over the course of one mesmeric hour, three women transform Summerhall’s Old Lab into a radical future where one’s skin colour, presentation of womanhood, and space in this world are interrogated, celebrated, and forever changed. Nightclubbing takes two separate events – the release of Grace Jones’ iconic album Nightclubbing in...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 48 days ago

Grace Jones is a Black model, musician and actor known for expanding the western notion of beauty to include Black women. In 1981 her album Nightclubbing garnered huge acclaim, further cementing her fame. Fast forward 34 years, and three young women are denied admission into a London nightclub because their...

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