The Red Hourglass

Theatre (comedy, horror)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 18 months
Dates, Times and Prices


A dazzling, unique horror-comedy from Alan Bissett, the Fringe First-winning creator of The Moira Monologues. Here he plays five characters – three male, two female, none of them human – locked up together in a mysterious research facility. A shape-shifting, virtuoso performance that confronts humankind’s greatest fears and will make you tremble… with laughter. ‘Hilarious’ ***** (Skinny). ‘Whip-smart… Bissett’s a joy to watch’ ***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). ‘Holds you in its web’ ***** ( ‘Sophisticated, captivating theatre’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘A real Fringe gem’ **** (Independent). Written and performed by Alan Bissett. Directed by Sacha Kyle.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is level access from the john Knox building, If entering using the main entrance there are 9 steps. Once inside a lift that can take customers down to the -2 floor which is the bottom of the raked seating. If not it is 16 steps to the top of the raked seating then 15 steps to the front row.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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

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

Dates, Times and Prices