Phrases

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (dance, theatre)

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  • Summerhall - Anatomy Lecture Theatre
  • 20:45
  • Aug 25
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lewys Holt
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation. Please note all performances will be captioned.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    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

Miscommunication and confusion are often things to be avoided, but what if you just lay into them? What if there's actually nothing else? Big questions. Existential meanderings. Don't worry. I have a PowerPoint. Phrases exists in a kind of ethereal space. Projections of stream-of-consciousness writing are paired with often improvised movement and discussions of communication to create a subtly humorous yet unnerving piece. Generally, the piece expresses some kind of solidarity with the anxious and the confused and those who overthink.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Once in the Courtyard, enter through the double doors on ground level, Anatomy is on your right hand side.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 31 July, 18 August, 11 August, 25 August, 5 August, 7 August, 14 August, 21 August, 23 August, 9 August, 16 August, 3 August
  • Type: Closed (Own Device)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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

Conor Izzard 26 days ago

It’s a treasure for the Fringe festival, the movement is contemporary genius and the comedic outbursts keeps you smiling from start to finish... it’s a must see before it ends...


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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 30 days ago

Holt stands in solidarity with the anxious, over thinkers of the world as he tackles confusion and communication. Phrases is fun, eccentric and clever.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

Phrases is an inventive and open-minded solo performance from dance artist Lewys Holt, honouring and making space for the confusion and miscommunication which we often seek to avoid. The show blends movement with recorded sound and a stream-of-consciousness Powerpoint, to create a funny, nuanced exploration of the difficulties surrounding self-expression...

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