The Trial

Theatre (new writing, interactive)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Part stand-up, part gig, with a sparkling performance by Inês Sampaio, The Trial is an interactive new play that questions gender constructions in the 21st century. Can we reject authority, and live and love in a different way? This interactive hyper theatrical performance is loosely inspired on Tieta do Agreste, a novel by Jorge Amado. Donning musical instruments, a microphone and a loop pedal, Inês Sampaio invites the audience to join her on a journey of questioning, growth and discovery. Be unprejudiced witnesses and play jury to her story.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up two flights of stairs which have 20 individual steps
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • 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

George Hill 32 days ago

I don't care if her majesty Queen Elizabeth II is playing the Marracas on the Royal Mile, do EVERYTHING you can to see this show! As well as being one of the most entertaining pieces in Greenside (Infirmary Street) this performer not only tackles society's most important issues to date, but immerses you to think and respond for yourself, with a fun and innovative mode of audience interaction. The sheer talent to multi-role and multi-task (rocking the hell out of a loop pedal) will leave you surprised, spellbound and believing you are actually in rural Brazil, despite the limitations of the space.
This bird of paradise sings a song that often goes unsung, but one that the entire world deserves to hear, my only regret is that I can't give more than five stars.

Valerie Kaneko-Lucas 38 days ago

A highly interactive and entertaining show about the treatment of trans-sexual people. Tieta is a despised son, driven from his village by a homophobic father and the community of Agreste. Years later, she returns - a wealthy woman. Tieta wants justice - but what shape could that take? You - the audience - are the jury.
Solo performer Ines is a skilled storyteller, musician and stunning to watch. Definitely onto see!

Joan Greening 40 days ago

An immersive show which kept the audience entertained throughout. It was marvelously performed by a hugely talented actor who had numerous skills. Well worth seeing.


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Traspi (5/5 stars) 31 days ago

"A one-woman show of incredible power and beauty. [...] As she becomes several, hilarious characters, Inês brings us some sparks of Brazil’s beauty and a delicate, funny story."

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DIVA Magazine (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

"Ines plays Tieta and she transports us from 2019 Edinburgh to 1970s Agreste – a small Brazilian town. Shunned and exiled from her town for being a woman in a man’s body, she highlights the social and political struggles of the LGBTQI community. Apathy and prejudice are challenged as we try to work out if true justice can ever be achieved. "

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The List (3/5 stars) 37 days ago

Engaging but muddled exploration of gender constructions in the 21st century...

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