Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (clown, mime)

  • Summerhall - Demonstration Room
  • 17:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Turkey
  • Group: Tucan Riot and Mimosa Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • 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


Nomad is a funny and heartfelt physical theatre performance centred in the experiences of Ayse, a Turkish female immigrant in Europe. A biographical theatre piece based on Gözde Atalay’s own journey as an immigrant in Europe. This performance is inspired by migrants' lived experience of paperwork, clerks and survival in a foreign country (finding work, learning a language...). Whether work, marriage or refuge is the reason for migration, the period of waiting administrative limbo – which can last years – the bureaucratic encounters that become the shared experience of all migrants.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, go behind the Royal Dick Pub, past Barney's Beer and Pickering's Gin; in the back courtyard on your right hand side is the Demonstration Room.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Hatice Yildiz 39 days ago

I saw this show yesterday and really enjoyed it. Well, 'enjoyed it' may not be the right term to use: I was disturbed and shaken by it. The feelings that this raw emotional performance evoke in the audience (confusion, embarrassment, excitement, boredom, curiosity, frustration) mirror those of most immigrants. I was to realise this towards the end of the show, when I found it difficult to hold back tears. The performer is extremely talented and has a lot to say. She manages to convey her emotions using only a few words, a few songs, and lots of brown paper. I thoroughly recommend that you see this show, especially if you are unfamiliar with the tragicomedy that is immigration from a 'third world' country.

James Gordon 40 days ago

The show begins while you are queuing, when the multi-talented solo performer, dressed as an officious immigration officer, goes down the line demanding name, passport, reason for travel, etc. This sets the tone for an inventive show, combining circus tricks, mime, dance, song and audience participation (I shan't spoil it by telling what I was prevailed upon to do), with just a few garments and copious amounts of brown paper that illustrate everything from faceless bureaucracy to the cardboard city of a migrant camp to a bridal train. Sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes hard to follow - deliberately so, I think, making us feel a two-way lack of understanding which is further enhanced by the protagonist's one-word interjections, as of someone with limited English. Different and thought-provoking, even (maybe especially) those bits that you don't 'get' instantly.

Foteini Penna 41 days ago

Really enjoyed Nomad. Intense, thought provoking and funny. Brilliant performance by Gözde! Highly recommended!

Ian Buehring 41 days ago

Saw this show today and found it thoroughly enjoyable. Well worth seeing.

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