Theatre (comedy, new writing)

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    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

This show has performances in multiple locations


After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the world that scrutinises us. A government organisation hacks a home security camera and ends up seeing too much. A university erupts in riots after the students are forced to implant microchips. A man tries to connect with friends on a media platform that's more sociopath than social. Critics' praise for iDENTiTY: 'If I were to recommend any play to a tourist wanting the full Fringe experience, it would be this one.' ***** (

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is a large flight to 1st floor of hotel then a further 4 steps to venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Standard passenger lift to 1st floor then platform lift up the 4 steps.

  • Stairs: 11- 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

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  • 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

Sue Hollister Barr 89 days ago

DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT MISS Anomaly Theatre Company's new show SURVEILLANCE!!! I didn't think it was possible for them to be sharper, funnier, and more timely than they were in their last show. I was wrong!

Armarna Forbes 92 days ago

Brilliant! Do not miss!

The show starts as you enter, immediately immersing the audience right off the bat. Amazing performances by the talented cast and written incredibly well. Highly recommended.

Calum Philp 92 days ago

Surveillance is a thoroughly entertaining collection of stories that tackles the modern issue of technology invading our privacy from three different perspectives and, by doing so, manages to strike a near-perfect balance of humorous and though-provoking. Well written, directed and acted, Surveillance is a show that both provides enjoyment for its audience and prompts important discussions of its themes afterwards.

Scott Johnston 93 days ago

Surveillance is in intelligently written, well-performed and thought provoking comedy. Three sketches take on in a light hearted manner different ways in which technology is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the world in which we live. Each with clever word play, some dry humour and some puns thrown in for good measure, this show is sure to leave you laughing - and maybe questioning your own reliance on the technology around you... just a little. All four actors do a great job of distinguishing between the different characters they play in each sketch, being sure to bring full commitment and barrel loads of comedy to all.

My favourite part of the show was the middle sketch, which takes a look at societies interaction with social media, and the path we could be heading down. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable 50 minutes of theatre!

Andrew Coleman 93 days ago

An intelligently written and thought-provoking piece of theatre. The sketches will have you laughing and also questioning our society's reliance on social media and technology in general. The sketches are well-acted, with the actors all having great chemistry together as they bounce off one another. If you're looking for something funny and relevant to our times this is the play for you!

Maria Alonso 96 days ago

Funny, witty, scarily real. I specially found the last skit very powerful and moving. The kind of play that makes you laugh but also gives you something to think about... all together a great Fringe show!

Sean Davis 96 days ago

Surveillance (***)
This show has three humorous sketches: three government people use the Internet to discover an amazing amount of information about people of interest; in order to read a message a man is asked to reveal a lot about his personal life that is promptly shared; and a dean of a college launches a campaign to inject little RF chips in the hands of the students and faculty to reduce crime and make life easier for everyone on campus. All three are informative, and serve as warnings about the extent that our personal data is now available. The third story about campus RF chips is by far the longest, and becomes de-railed as it unnecessarily veers into the social lives of its two protagonists.

This was the 34th most enjoyable of the 88 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 84 days ago

Surveillance, by Anomaly Theatre at theSpace on North Bridge, is a collection of items about ‘big data’ and the surveillance society that is somewhat hit-and-miss but has some fascinating elements. There are three discrete parts to the production, written and directed by Jack Jackman – two scenes that are really...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 86 days ago

Jack Jackman writes, directs and performs in this production of three short plays that explore the loss of privacy in the digital age. It’s a rich seam to explore, and a heroic effort to perform all three role...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

The Edinburgh-based Anomaly Theatre Company are clearly an amateur group, and the rawness of some of their performances and execution must be taken into account when appraising their work. ...

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

‘Anomaly Theatre Company’ debuts Surveillance at this year’s Fringe, promising a dark exploration into technology’s tight grip on our modern society. They certainly deliver, with three twisted tales based in a future that is not far off. Stickers placed on lapels as the audience enter the space, read ‘Tagged by...

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