PLEASE LEAVE (a message)

Theatre (devised, experimental)

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A karaoke bar. Yucca Mountain, New Mexico. A group of scientists are developing a series of messages and warnings that can cross linguistic barriers. In a multimedia performance examining the construction of messages and failures of communication, we attempt to articulate a danger 10,000 years into the future. In hazmat suits, enclosed within a white polythene box and confronted with a rising fourth wall, ClusterFlux address the impending climate crisis through karaoke and personal memories, encapsulating their complex relationship to the past, the joy of living in the moment and fears for an uncertain future.

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  • Accessible entry: There are 32 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
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Captioned performances

  • Dates: 3 August, 4 August, 5 August, 12 August, 19 August, 24 August, 17 August, 11 August, 18 August, 10 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August, 22 August, 20 August, 13 August, 6 August, 7 August, 8 August, 15 August
  • Type: Open
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Sara Cormeny 38 days ago

If you liked the Jennifer Lawrence/Meryl Streep black comedy Don’t Look Up! then I think this show may really hit you as the sort of deep/mocking and funny/melancholy journey of discovery that it means to be. I was delighted, thought it was great.

Alice Connolly 38 days ago

If you like contemporary performance, you HAVE to see this show!! I think there last show is tomorrow so don't miss it!! My favourite show yet at this year's Ed Fringe - the end moved me to tears.

Marc O'Brien 46 days ago

This was excellent…beautifully written…funny (in an odd way) but a really serious message that we ignore at our peril…and not ‘worthy’ at all!

Go and see it.

Jenny Wafer 49 days ago

I went into this show with no idea of what to expect, and was blown away by the originality and creativity of the whole concept. The cast do leave a message, and they do it in with a lightness of touch which is often missing from plays with similar themes. Non-judgemental, warm-hearted, funny - but also leaves the audience with a sense of unease. I’m still thinking about the performance and would happily see it again. Excited to see what this company do next. Five stars!

Sean Davis 49 days ago

PLEASE LEAVE (a message) (***)
Four actors explore the problem of leaving a message about a radioactive storage facility that will make sense for 10,000 years. The show tries to demonstrate the many ways a message can be obscured using both physical and linguistic impediments. The ideas are good, it just seems that the show strays a bit far afield, particularly with its dancing.

This is the 33rd most enjoyable of the 84 shows I have seen so far at the Fringe this year. I hope to see almost 200. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

Ella Kennedy 53 days ago

Wow ! Loved seeing this today. Great performances, lots of fun but pressing and meaningful too. Full of cool visual moments and food for thought. Is it possible to feel nostalgic about the future?⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ben L 54 days ago

Fantastic performance, that really makes you think.

Definitely worth seeing, a balance between humour and depth is very carefully struck and worked around.

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Darkchat (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

I can't recommend this highly enough. Go.

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