Svengali

Theatre (new writing, drama)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two
  • 13:45
  • Aug 13-14, 16-21, 23-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Eve Nicol in association with Pleasance and Pitlochry Festival Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    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
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Success demands sacrifice. So does Svengali. Gripping, intimate monologue exposing the dark heart of a dynamic of power, desire, and control. A promising young woman rises to supernatural heights on the tennis circuit under the hypnotic thrall of a master coach. Mentor and protégé battle for dominance – on the courts and off. Channels sports stories and 1980s erotic thrillers to reimagine a classic character for the #MeToo era. Performed by Chloe-Ann Tylor. Created by Scottish playwright and director Eve Nicol. Selected for the Edinburgh National Partnerships Programme. 'Raw, hugely evocative' **** (Scotsman). 'Strange, soulful' **** (Skinny).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 26 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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

There are no audience reviews for this show.


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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) about 4 hours ago

Svengali is the show to watch of the festival so far. A production that lets the writing and performing shine in it’s perfect simplicity and with a script as exciting and as original as this one, with a performer that is a force to be reckoned with centre stage, Svengali is nothing short of faultless.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 3 days ago

Possession and control are dissected in a powerful new solo play by Eve Nicol.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 3 days ago

The script is vital, funny and full of deft, poetic lines. This is an excellent piece that showcases a performer and writer both on the top of their games.

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 3 days ago

Chloe-Ann Tylor is excellent as a monstrous male tennis coach in Eve Nicol’s drama examining control and manipulation

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Dates, Times and Prices