Rose McGowan: Planet 9

Spoken Word (solo show, event)

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  • Assembly Hall - Main Hall
  • 13:00
  • Aug 18
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Cloud9 Management
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+)(Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of Sexual Violence, Strong Language/Swearing)
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    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


Best-selling author, actress and activist Rose McGowan makes her debut at the Fringe. Through memoir, music, storytelling, projections and performance Rose creates a new world of possibilities: Planet 9. She invites the audience on a healing journey of discovery to this new planet. The antidote to all that is earthbound, from here we can see Earth from a new perspective and learn how to create a liberated, fairer society for ourselves. Like moon dust, Rose hopes you will take a little piece of Planet 9 with you wherever you go.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 48 steps from the main entrance however there is separate level access entrance via a rear door on Lawnmarket. This is adjacent to the Johnston Terrace roundabout, and is next to the Ensign Ewart which is at 521 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PE. Please ring doorbell for entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Morpheus 94 days ago

This one-woman show is a perfect marriage of spoken word, music, autobiography, visuals and light, crafted by someone who, while we have seen only snippets of in media, is a highly creative and incredible person. With her stage presence, she draws you into her world, a world where we are more open to each other, when we strive to be better people, where we seek to disassemble the structures around us, stand up for ourselves and others and literary be brave. It's also highly-entertaining and the tunes are quite addictive too. It's a much needed reprieve from the hustle and bustle outside.

Highly recommended.

Rowan Birkett 95 days ago

Rose's words at the show and the powerful beauty of her voice made me cry.
As she left the stage to claps and woops I really wish I'd shouted "Thank you" to her. Alas I wasn't brave enough. During her song Rise I felt a powerful urge to literally rise in support.
She's given me strength to be brave in the rest of my life though and I'm so thankful to her.

The music is hauntingly ethereal. Her spoken word pieces where powerful and hit a truth, and her resilience and kindness shone through.

A captivating experience. Go and see.

I really wanted to see Rose's show. Having read her bestselling book, Brave and watching her interviewed I've felt a real connection with what she's been through. Listening to the audiobook of Brave has made me feel not alone and got me through a really hard time in my life. So on the off chance you see this, Rose. Thank you for today. Thank you for being brave. I hope you know what a profound effect you are having on people.

Stefan Slaven 96 days ago

This show was absolutely incredible and so powerful rose had me hooked on every single word she was saying and it makes you want to take a look at your own life and how you can become free

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The Feminist Fringe (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

Hoping to inspire others, Rose states she wants to call a timeout to look at creativity. This project helped Rose cope with her trauma and although it can be a little abstract at times, her aim to guide others through their own trauma with her Planet 9 is clear, and finally seeing Rose have the opportunity to perform a show that is solely her voice is overdue.

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

Actress, singer and activist Rose McGowan introduces Planet 9 as 'not a theatre experience but an art experience'. Planet 9 is a place that McGowan created in her mind when she was ten as a coping mechanism and she invites us all to come on a journey to this planet....

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

It needs to be said, you must go into this show with an open mind. As Rose McGowan tells us, this is “not a theatrical experience, it’s an art experience.” She invites us to follow her on an internal journey through sound and visuals, and the only way to fully...

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The Telegraph (3/5 stars) 95 days ago

Where are all the women? Where’s the sisterhood? For four performances only, the Italian-born American actress and activist Rose McGowan – one of the key figures of the #MeToo movement – is on the Fringe doing a solo show.  It’s not every day you’re granted an audience with a leading...

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