Theatre (comedy, new writing)

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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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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
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Alexandra Price 83 days ago

Funny and thought-provoking. The third play was particularly finely crafted, with multiple layers of story squeezed into a very sparse space, like a fancy French pastry.

James Marshall 88 days ago

A cleverly written and deftly performed show. The three short plays in “Surveillence” tap into our obsession and fear of technology and privacy with equal measure. Thought-provoking, insightful and profound, a show not to be missed or forgotten. Thoroughly recommend!

Richard Phillips 88 days ago

An incredibly intelligent and funny piece of work, with interesting characters, interesting story, interesting ideas, that are just close enough to real life that it makes genuinely terrifying. The cast are good and make good use out of the small space and for the most part do the best to project their voices. The second sketch is by far the best, performed extremely well by Thomas Jaffray and Alyssa Muego. Definitely worth checking out!

Maricela del Pilar Taylor 89 days ago

A very relevant, interesting and funny show. Depicts how our lives are observed, our every move supervised and our privacy invaded. I enjoyed watching it, and it makes me hopeful to know that the audiences get to be confronted with the reality we are living in. I thoroughly recommend it!

Maria Alonso 90 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 91 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) 79 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) 81 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) 84 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) 90 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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