Theatre (immersive, multimedia)

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  • ZOO Southside - Studio
  • 19:45
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Finland
  • Group: Hippana Theatre in association with From Start to Finnish
  • Warnings and additional info: This show uses Headsets and Contains Distressing Themes, Strobe Lighting
  • Accessibility:
    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 2 years


Your daughter is missing. You are the only one who has not given up the search. You hear voices. They guide you. They also haunt you. Will you surrender to them? Or will you shine? Hippana Theatre invites you to the distant recesses of the mind to meet the stranger inside you. How much do we know about ourselves? Are we not one person, but many? SHINE is an immersive psychological thriller that blurs the senses and tricks the mind into feeling what might not be there.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access via rear entrance, 10 steps from street if not taking accessibility entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    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

H moss 151 days ago

Absolute favourite of ours , ( 27 shows seen) . It's incredibly haunting and moving , done in the most fantastic way that gives a slight insight into the torturous thoughts of the mind in a very physical way . The individual headphones kind of personalised the experience and added to it , taking you to another depth. The strength and beauty of the actors / dancers was breathtaking . Think everyone will be richer for the privilege of experiencing this play . It's hauntingly wonderful.

Martin burroughs 152 days ago

Some top rate dance here, could almost see these two in a Punchdrunk production.
The binaural sound worked well in patches, but to be honest its presence probably didn't fundamentally alter the piece.
What let it down was that it really dragged in the middle/end. Could easily have lost 10/15 mins and would have been stronger for it.
Overally, glad i saw it.

Benjamin Peterson 152 days ago

Dull and cliched, but imtensely worthy. It was boring but you could tell they were lovely people who were really trying, and the fringe needs to be rounded out with this sort of classical old euro-stodge.

Charlie Shan 159 days ago

Absolutely gripping. Would highly recommend to anyone considering going, it’s an incredibly immersive and touching story, acted out by a fantastic cast of 2 superbly talented actors. 5 stars.

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Total Theatre 145 days ago

This taut psychological thriller is part of the From Start to Finnish programme at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, and contains many of the hallmarks of what might be considered the best type of Scandi-Noir. Under the exacting movement direction of Rachel Yates, performer-creators Olivier Leclair and Tiia-Mari Makinen weave an...

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The List (3/5 stars) 146 days ago

Soundscape and physical theatre becomes uncomfortable...

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Everything Theatre (3/5 stars) 148 days ago

A binaural soundtrack accompanies a frightening physical portrayal of grief and declining mental health.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 150 days ago

Hippana Theatre brings an immersive psychological thriller to the Fringe. The premise is that all of us have a stranger inside us, a devil of sorts. It just takes some event to occur in our lives to unleash it. At the venue, you are provided with binaural headphones to put...

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Bouquets & Brickbats (5/5 stars) 151 days ago

Once in a while you stumble across a show at the Fringe that thrills you with its invention and sheer originality. Shine is just such a show – brought to the Fringe by From Start to Finnish, it’s a triumphant slice of immersive theatre. Indeed, my only criticism is that the title is deceptive, giving none of the flavour of this dark, powerful slice of psychological drama.

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 156 days ago

Simon McBurney has a lot to answer for. Ever since his smash-hit solo show The Encounter premiered in 2015, theatremakers have been trying to emulate its innovative use of binaural sound being piped into the audience’s ears via headphones. And they rarely get it right. Hippana Theatre’s new production Shine...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 157 days ago

It’s every parent’s nightmare. One night, while Max and Kate are dozing, their eight-year-old daughter Angel wanders outside and disappears. ...

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 157 days ago

Putting an immersive twist on theatre, Hippana Theatre's performance SHINE requires the audience to wear a set of earphones, allowing a host of binaurally recorded sounds to play out in 3D as if just outside their head. Meanwhile, a man and a woman cavort and dance onstage, telling the story...

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