Still Floating

Theatre (storytelling, comedy)

  • Summerhall - Old Lab
  • 19:15
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Wales
  • Group: SDJ Productions, with Pontio, Bangor and Theatre, Royal Plymouth
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • Accessibility: 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


Still Floating is a brand-new piece of warm-hearted comic storytelling by BBC award-winning writer/performer and Fringe favourite Shôn Dale-Jones. A story about love, resilience and laughing at the things that should make us cry. When someone suggests that Shôn should remount his 2006 Total Theatre award-winning hit show Floating (Barbican, Sydney Opera House) about the Isle of Anglesey floating away from mainland Britain, he is sure it isn't what the world needs right now. 2006 is not 2022. As Shôn explains why he shouldn't present the show we find out that sometimes going backwards helps us move forward.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, go through the double doors at ground level next to the shop shed, past the Anatomy Lecture Theatre and through the double doors, take a right; down to the end of the corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Sean Davis 35 days ago

Shon Dale-Jones combines a visit to his mother on the Isle of Anglesey with his tall tale of the island suddenly coming loose and literally sailing around the North Atlantic. From a swimming vest of oranges to a demonstration of disorientation using a cardboard box this is a wonderful, whimsical story told by a master. I gave the original “Floating” five stars in 2006, and this version didn’t let me down.

So far, I have seen 111 shows at the Fringe this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

EW 40 days ago

Wonderful story telling! 2 engaging stories cleverly weaved together that succeeds in getting the audience to feel a range of emotions!

Chris Wicks 42 days ago

Fantastic storytelling and exploration of some important themes. Shon moves between storylines as well as between fact(ish) and fiction, and plays with the fourth wall to great effect without ever confusing the audience about which story we're hearing. 4****

Jen Tuder 53 days ago

This is a lovely show about what it means to feel at home. Shon Dale-Jones does a wonderful job of weaving together two seemingly different stories into one tale about drifting apart and back together. Don't miss this funny and haunting performance.

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North West End UK (3/5 stars) 35 days ago

A surreal, evasive and whimsical play that captivates with its sweetness, fantasy and gentle humour

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 35 days ago

The result is a mischievous, somewhat surreal look at the basic need for a home, separate but connected things and a disorientating world where real life can feel like a fiction.

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UK Theatre Web (3/5 stars) 37 days ago

This is a charming, gentle story - both reflective and funny.

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