Theatre (contemporary, experimental)

  • Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Ivy Studio
  • 13:50
  • Aug 26
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Ellie Higgins
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Do you want to know what it’s like to make heads turn, all eyes on you? Or would you rather get lost in the crowd? Join Ellie, as she navigates you through her unnervingly nonsensical step-by-step guide to finding your stride. Walk is a multimedia, brilliantly absurd exploration into the (in)ability to move freely in city spaces. This show plays with the duality of anonymity and individuality, questions perceptions of self and asks how you find your feet, in a world built for you to fall? A bold, enigmatic debut performance by Scottish theatre maker, Ellie Higgins.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up a large, wide staircase.
  • 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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Ben 30 days ago

Exceptional, funny and moving multi-media art that's interactive, wholly original while also finding the time to tap into the collective anxiety of finding yourself and becoming comfortable with how you present yourself to the world. You'll find nothing else like it at the festival, don't miss it.

Maureen Duignan 30 days ago

What a super show for the fringe. A totally original show, funny, engaging and a feel good experience. Don't miss it.

Ryan Farquharson 30 days ago

Very interesting, and performed beautifully! The show was crafted in such a way that it feels like an immersive experience, and we're both watching and helping at different points. Ellie was such a charismatic presence in the room and I felt that I was never wanting to look away, both because I didn't want to miss anything and because I was afraid of what she was going to do next! Incredibly thought-provoking, unsettling and surreal in the best way!

Bryan Stoops 32 days ago

Having seen Walk yesterday, I'm still affected by this unique, creative, theatrical experience. As the show began, like any theatrical experience, I wanted to know "what the whole thing is about". For the first few minutes, writer/performer Ellie Higgins uses mixed media, and she does not immediately answer that question.

Once Ellie does, in a way, define the audience's understanding of our interactions with her, there is a feeling, at times that the entire group is experiencing a shared moment with Ellie as our guide. Then, there are moments in which Ellie is quite exposed and revealing her own perceptions and expressions, and the audience is back to observing her performance from the traditional audience/performer dynamic. All of this happens while Ellie cultivates the feeling that every moment, even the ones in which her artistic expression is a bit raw, is a safe moment and the audience is united in watching Ellie lead the group through an experience that is simultaneously shared and unique to Ellie.

There are moments during the show in which I thought, "I'm not quite sure what this is", but I figured out early on in the performance that those moments of ambiguity were purposefully sculpted that way. Whether each audience member attaches defined meaning to them is up to the individual. What is perfectly clear is that Ellie Higgins is an amazing performer, artist, writer, and creator. With Walk, she has something that's positive, thought provoking, and that will stay with you long after Ellie has taken her final bow. Highly recommended.

Ronan 33 days ago

Fantastic piece of theatre that explores the ideas of how women are meant to walk through and navigate the world in 2023. Ellie creatively crafts her journey through her five too toe tips with a beautiful stage presence that is calming as well as playful and inviting. A really engaging show for the afternoon in a lovely space at Greenside.

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