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Exhibition, Performance art, Theatre, Storytelling, Film, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

C digital performance and film

Hand-picked shows from our digital performance programme and highlights from our critically-acclaimed short film programme. Pop in for a quirky short, linger longer for a moving moment. Features curated work from the UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, and worldwide. The destination for discerning audiences.Winner, LiveWire Innovation and Excellence Award for Digital Arts Programme of the Year.‘Both weird and wondrous’ (ThreeWeeks).‘Exceptional films’ (BroadwayBaby.com).‘Delightful… perfect’ (TheWeeReview.com).A much-needed pocket of escapism’ (ThreeWeeks).‘Spectacular’(Scotsman).Programme runs continuously. Screenings vary in length (typically 30 minutes to an hour).See www.CtheFestival.com/digital for listings and timings.This event is free (non-ticketed). You do not need to book in advance – just turn up. Please note that admission is subject to capacity restrictions.

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Physical theatre, Classic text, Comedy, Fringe favourite, Family-friendly, Theatre, Adaptation - Edinburgh Fringe

Shakespeare for Breakfast

The Bardic Breakfasters are back for our 33rd Fringe, with a brand-new show, breakfast included! The Tempest meets 10 Things I Hate About You and High School Musical in a teen rom-com-romp. A pleasing plethora of pentameter, puns and pastry. Sensational Shakespearience, perfect for hardened fans and blank verse virgins alike.‘A bouncy and boisterous take on Willie’s work’ (List)‘Well worth getting out of bed for’ (Independent)‘No holds Bard‘ (FringeGuru.com)‘Irreverent humour… clever’ (Stage)‘Side-splitting… glorious’ (BroadwayBaby.com)‘Full of fun’ (RemoteGoat.com)‘Sizzling’ (Scottish Daily Express)Free coffee and croissants! Fringe favourite since 1992. Book early.www.ctheatre.comfacebook.com/ctheatreedinburghinstagram.com/c_theatre/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Educational, Children's, Musical theatre, Transcultural, Rock, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Baby Rock

A bilingual children’s musical in English and Spanish, Baby Rock is the story of Anastasia, a young girl who explores the world and learns how to make a new friend regardless of language barriers and differences. This is Baby Rock's Edinburgh Fringe debut following a sell out run in New York, incorporating catchy rock music and interactive elements to transport the audience into Anastasia’s world. Celebrating the joys of diversity, language, music and love, this show will continue to spread these messages to young audiences around the world! Te va a encantar!CastAnastasia | Liv LicursiCatalina | Ana Karina CanoWritten by | Carlos De MatteisTranslated, Directed and Produced by | Taylor BazosProduced by | Ana Karina CanoStage Manager | Valeryann Bouffordwww.facebook.com/babyrockthemusicalinstagram.com/babyrockthemusical/youtube.com/watch?v=UIHpLVR2eA0&authuser=0

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Epic, Classic story, Dance, Film, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Odyssea

This dance-on-film follows the epic journey of Odyssea, a curious sea traveller, as she encounters flora and fauna in fantastical realms. New York-based Quicksilver Dance perform with only their hands, painted to become vibrant characters. Across biomorphic landscapes of sculptures and fabric and set to original music, Odyssea offers a feminist take on the concept of an odyssey: she makes her way by helping fellow travellers, building relationships and trading, rather than through the mythologically typical (male) approaches of strength, trickery or intrigue. This playful and poignant tale of encountering difference promises to make the familiar feel excitingly unfamiliar again.‘Odyssea is clever, vibrant, and poignant storytelling captured at its very best’ (LouReviews.blog)‘Fabric makes a landscape, a seascape, to host boats made from driftwood and other coastal pieces. It all appears so simple but it's obvious deep thought has gone into every choice. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ (WellingtonReviews.co.nz)Created, Choreographed and Performed by | Mariah SteeleVideography and Editing by | Hans RinderknechtOriginal Musical Score by | Yoshiko Arahata3-D Mixed Media Artwork by | Raphaela McCormackAdditional Performances by | Lia Nelson and Anna Remuswww.quicksilverdance.comfacebook.com/QuicksilverDanceCompany Watch Trailer

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Children's, Epic, International, Family-friendly, Devised, Magic - Edinburgh Fringe

Bubble J: The Fantastic Unbelievable Show

All the way from Korea, and travelling to 48 cities in 10 different countries, Bubble J: The Fantastic Unbelievable Show gives its European premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe. Its aim is to provide fun and excitement to families around the world with magic, soap bubbles, balloons and shadow-play. This non-verbal show with digital interaction is a new kind of storytelling, that will unite adults and children in an experience that is not only unforgettable but also unbelievable!Performed by | Bubble Jbubblej.modoo.atinstagram.com/bubbleshow_j/youtube.com/watch?v=wzId7HcJEwk

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Physical theatre, Clown, Family-friendly, Character comedy, Theatre, Commedia dell’arte - Edinburgh Fringe

Masquerade Mask

Two servants, Pasta and Pizza, are tasked by their master to introduce and showcase the cultural phenomenon that is Commedia dell’Arte. They are to bring the Masks on display – the old Venetian merchant, Pantalone, the servants Zanni and Arlecchino, the Doctor; the Captains, and more – to life. The show is presented in English and Italian, and through many games, jokes, and puns, it tackles Commedia's central themes: the love of power, the power of love, the hunger and misery of the less fortunate, and the magic that surrounds life and stage.Cast | Luca Comastri, Tania Passarini, Gabriel BirdCreated by | Massimo Machiavelli, Luca ComastriSongs composed by | Umberto CavalliThanks | Ministero della Cultura, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Bolognafacebook.com/fraternalcompagniainstagram.com/fraternal_compagnia/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Satire, New writing, Comedy, Theatre, Acrobatics - Edinburgh Fringe

Circus, Break!

Our circus is one big family. We know that all families are dysfunctional, but our circus is in trouble, and the controlling Ringmaster won’t listen to opposition. Safety measures have been failing, and performers have been falling. The one place where we can talk freely is the break room, and lately conversation is all about the broken spirit of the troupe, and breaking the back of this curse before someone breaks the lunatic Ringmaster’s neck. And getting it done before the safety inspector arrives. Something's gotta give… or else we’ll all have to go!Cast | Jack Lee, Stacey Haber, Madeleine May DevineDirected by | Jack Leewww.shhh.media/#/theatrefacebook.com/TheMusicFirmHQinstagram.com/staceyhaberofficial/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Sketch show, Immersive, Improv, Comedy, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

JukeSox

A dynamic sketch comedy show blending traditional sketches with improv influence, Jukesox offers a refreshing new take on the genre. The show thrives on the chemistry of its cast, who deliver a unique performance each night. Unlike conventional sketches, narratives bleed into one another, with recurring gags and characters enhancing the cohesion – such as Berry the cost-cutting council worker, and Dolfo the insecure home assistant. Drawing inspiration from everyday absurdities, current events, and societal quirks, the material is refined through improv workshops and promises an entertaining exploration of life's absurd intricacies.Performed by | Ilya Wray, Georgie Wedge, Lola Knight, Michal Vojtech, Ariel de la Garza DavidoffWritten and Directed by | Ilya Wray and Ariel de la Garza Davidoffwww.threepennycollective.co.uk/instagram.com/threepennycollective/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Educational, Universal, Gig theatre, Theatre, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Adaptation: Enough Already

Inspired by the work of Dr Gabor Maté, this is a play for women who do too much and the men who love them. Tilda is a busy working mum, caught in the unsatisfying squeeze between huge responsibilities at the office, the invisible mental and emotional loads at home, and a yearning to remember who she is and what she loves. Add menopause, unspoken social norms that she’s unwittingly internalised, teenage kids, an ageing mother – and there you have it: enough already! If you know anyone with autoimmune disease, this is your play.Performed by | Kathy OwenWritten by | Samantha GrahamOriginal Music Composed and Performed by | Ella Mehlberg with Will Sharp, Ffion AynsleyDirected by | Hannah CalascioneSound and Lights by | Tim FloodProjection Artist | John McGeochwww.vegasnerve.livefacebook.com/vegasnerveband/instagram.com/vegasnerve33/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Physical theatre, Classic text, Family-friendly, Theatre, Devised, Adaptation - Edinburgh Fringe

The Wind in the Willows

Embark on an adventure with Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr Toad. From the tranquility of the riverbank to the perilous depths of the Wild Wood, follow their escapades as they try to keep Toad out of trouble and protect his family home from the nefarious Chief Weasel and his band of miscreants. A heart-warming and humorous adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's children’s classic from fringe regulars C theatre.‘Highly recommended’ (PrimaryTimes.co.uk)‘Hidden gem’ (FringeReview.co.uk)‘Capturing the emotional heart’ **** (List)From the book by | Kenneth GrahameAdapted and Directed by | Kate Stephensonwww.ctheatre.comfacebook.com/ctheatreedinburghinstagram.com/c_theatre/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Farce, New writing, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Social commentary - Edinburgh Fringe

You Can't Escape an Aussie Boy

'Being President of a footy club is pretty straightforward, right? Sign the best players, sell more beer, and try not to burn it all to the ground!' A loud, obnoxious and darkly humorous dive into the bravado, insecurity and ego of an Aussie Boy's mind, and the intoxicating lust for glory and power they find within the sacred walls of Marydale Tigers Football Club. In a world where it seems any idiot can be president, Dan, Stephen and Tim discover that they might just be the wrong idiots to put in charge.CastJeremy Harland | Dan DaviesShane Palmer | Stephen DoolanNathan Wright | Tim BramwellWritten by | Shane PalmerDirected by | Riley LongworthCo-Produced by | Shane Palmer, Riley Longworth, Nathan Wright, Jeremy Harlandfacebook.com/ShanePalmerActorPhotographerinstagram.com/shane.d.palmer/instagram.com/marydale_tigers_fc/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Solo show, New writing, Tragi-comedy, Dark comedy, Theatre, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe

At Least I’m Not Bald

A darkly comic one-woman show created by writer-performer and cancer survivor, Valery Reva. At Least I’m Not Bald is her second Fringe show, and centres on the “big C”, the terrifying letter we all dread. Using comedy and black humour, Valery draws on her own lived experiences and other testimonials, to explore the depths of despair and those moments in-between that make life worth living, no matter what. A journey towards healing and self-betterment, this show will leave you stunned, crying and laughing in the face of death.Written and Performed by | Valery RevaDirected by | Kapil RedekarMusic produced by | Aniruddha NimkarProduced by | Jonathan KeddieSet designed by | Gabe GilmourMovement Director | Benita C. LambrechtsPoster designed by | Kate Iarovavaleryreva.onepage.meinstagram.com/valery_reva/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Musicals and Opera, Vocal, Dark comedy, Music, Drama, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe

The Break-Up Diet

This raw and powerful exploration of a hard-hitting break-up will pull at your heartstrings and might even make you smile. Written and performed by singer/songwriter Tamara Williamson, with original alternative music and film, The Break-Up Diet defies traditional musical conventions to tell a gripping tale of infidelity, breakup, denial, and recovery. Tamara takes audiences on a captivating journey, with evocative storytelling and a range of emotions, that stays with them long after the show ends to offer a unique and unforgettable experience. An award-winning, powerful production from Canada.Created and Written by | Tamara WilliamsonBandLead | Tamara WilliamsonVoice,Guitar,Sax by | Sarah FazackerleyBass by | Chris WallerDrums, programs by | Stephen PitkinProduction team | Tamara Williamson, Heather Cook ScalaThanksAll the people who donated and came to watch the showRichard for creating the filmwww.breakupdiet.cafacebook.com/tamarawilliamson1000intagram.com/tamarawilliamson1000/tiktok.com/@breakupdiet Watch Trailer

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Thriller, New writing, Multimedia, Theatre, Multidisciplinary - Edinburgh Fringe

The Santa Ana

Is a strong wind all it takes to tip people over the edge? This multimedia thriller is inspired by Joan Didion’s essay on the Santa Ana. A multiplicity of characters are thrown into turmoil by these winds, from an oil magnate in fated pursuit of profit to a disaffected wife with murderous desires. As suicide rates increase and forest fires rage, this new play explores the simultaneous parallel decay of our environment and our mental health. Live videography and electronic score accompany this descent into disorder, as tensions rise to a climactic sensory and emotional overspill.CastStella CohenMusicians | Flynn McHardy and Rory GreigWritten and Directed | Laurie Bayley-HigginsDesigner | Amy Townsend LowcockAssistant Director | Laura May BrunkProduced by | PJ Cunningham and Katie Tusoninstagram.com/the.santa.ana/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, International, Circus, Acrobatics, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

No Dragon No Lion

Re-creating the classical Lion Dance and Chinese Opera as contemporary performance, this dynamic Kung-Fu dance-circus mixes beat-boxing, martial arts, tricks and parkour. Live beat-boxing replaces traditional Asian percussive music. Experience the historical and present-day cultures of Asia through a vibrant journey of discovery and transformation, highlighting the common bonds of humanity. Made in Hong Kong. Opening act, New York Times Square New Year’s Eve 2023. Winner, Best Show, Asian Arts Awards 2022.'No Dragon No Lion isn't just a spectacle, but an exploration of Hong Kong’s soul, a dance between the past and the present' (FringeBiscuit.com).Performed by | Steve Ng, Alan Cheng, To Chi Sing, Leo LauArtistic Director and Choreographer | Hugh Chofacebook.com/852DT instagram.com/tscrew_hk/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Contemporary, New writing, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Will Shea, Won't Shea?

Inspired by the will-they-won't-they relationships of our time (think Harry and Sally, Ross and Rachel), Shea orchestrates the one-woman romantic comedy of her dreams. She knows the the best way to find love is to pick any random dude, make him your best friend, and pine for each other in secret for years. That's the dream! …Right? As things begin to fall apart, Shea is forced to confront the real reason she wants to keep men at arms length: maybe it's the closest she can get to dating them without actually having to date them.Written and Performed by | Shea StanleyDirected by | Amy Allenwww.shea-stanley.com/instagram.com/sheabutter33/tiktok.com/@hoorayforshea

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Solo show, Clown, Music, Theatre, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Joe Hill: The Man Who Never Died

‘American labour icon!? Ridiculous. I’m a wharf-rat Swede and a songster. Well, Utah heard enough of my ranting, framed me for murder, had me executed. But I made up my mind not to die, as the song goes…’ This new solo show from writer, composer, actor and musician Joseph Shaw inhabits the ghost of early 20th-century union activist and songwriter Joe Hill, immortalised in the protest song of the same name. Songs and readings from Hill’s letters offer glimpses of his fascinating life.Created and performed by | Joey ShawDirected by | Bobbin RamseyThis performance is given outdoors. The performance will continue in the event of light rain. In the event of heavy rain the performance may be cancelled and in this case a refund will be offered to all ticket-holders.This production is Pay What You Want. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay to reserve a place in advance, or turn up at the venue to see the show without a ticket if space is available. If you did not buy a ticket, or wish to give more, you will be able to give donations towards the production’s budget after the performance.

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Contemporary, New writing, Verbatim, Theatre, Devised, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Lies Where It Falls

In this compelling and moving solo play, Downton Abbey’s Ruairi Conaghan tells the story of the murder of a loved one and the lasting and unpredictable trauma that flowed from it. At a time when the violent legacies of Northern Ireland’s recent past have never been more important to talk about, this acclaimed show uses storytelling, song, poetry, humour, cinema and Shakespeare to tell this courageous, joyous, uplifting tale of recovery. Performed with raw, courageous, soul-bearing honesty. If we can find empathy, there is always hope.One of Belfast Telegraph’s Top Ten Cultural Events in 2023.Written and Performed by | Ruairi ConaghanDirected By | Patrick O Kanewww.andyjordanproductions.co.uk

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Solo show, Comedy, Social commentary, Disabled-led, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Am I Beautiful?

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then how can a blind man tell? Richard Wheatley returns to the Fringe with his stand-up show about the challenges and trials of living as a blind man in a sighted world of fashion, beauty and aesthetics. Richard explores beauty by numbers, the rules of fashion, and a mother’s opinions on getting a haircut. Who and what can you trust when the mirror can’t help? Fun fast and friendly, Richard is mostly clean and always funny.Winner Spirit of the Fringe Award 2023 ***** (Derek Awards).Written and Performed by | Richard Wheatleyrichardwheatleycomedy.cominstagram.com/romtwheatley/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Contemporary, Musical theatre, Traditional, Artist(s) of colour, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

The Jewel of Africa

A unique physical dance show produced to carry your imagination across the cultures of Zimbabwe and Africa through music and dance. Fast-paced African Warrior dances, traditional ceremonial dances, gumboot dance and African contemporary jives are closely accompanied by the sweet melodies of African voices. The Drum (Ingungu) plays a great role in delivering a heart-stopping display of well-choreographed dance moves while instruments like Amarimba (Xylophone), Hosho and Mbira bring everything together. Finally, African costumes brighten a production which proves that art from Zimbabwe is indeed a Jewel of Africa.Created and Peformed by | Ezimnyama Dance EnsembleDirected by | Phibion NcubeTour Manager | Thulani Javas SibandaManagement Company | Exclusive Managementwww.exclusiveperformers.com/uk-tour-2024facebook.com/EzimnyamaDanceZimbabweyoutube.com/watch?v=pRsyfzQspkQ

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Mime, International, Family-friendly, Theatre, Magic, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Diary of a Magician

Step into the world of the magician, where fragments of life are unveiled through a mysterious diary. Join a mesmerising adventure through mountains, seas, and the cosmos in search of creative sparks. Experience classical Chinese poetry fused with modern magic, witness centuries-old verses colliding with contemporary art. Diary of a Magician blends classic magic and sensational stunts into a spellbinding performance.‘More than just magic, this is art’ ***** (KidsInAdelaide.com.au).‘Moves like a dancer, everyone is enraptured… Keeping children’s attention is tough; doing it without saying a word is even more impressive' (DarkStoriesTheatre.com.au).Directed and Performed by | Mu-Syuan, ChangProduced by | You-Lin, TsaiProduction | Fang-Chen and Chouwww.amplayhouse.cominstagram.com/a.m.playhouse.co/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Visual art, Performance art, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Mariana Trench

Click. The story starts with a young photographer. A chance encounter reunites him with a girl he admired at school. He tries to recapture lost years through this reconnection. Click. His Ma-jie (maidservant uniquely typical to past Hong Kong) admires the man downstairs who writes letters for her and others. Click. These parallel disconnected narratives, divided by a trench of loneliness, reveal the underwater emotional currents that can drown mankind. Amid fast-paced modernised Hong Kong, Theatre Ronin’s piece, like the camera, nostalgically shows the impossibility of hanging on to the past. Performed in Cantonese, English surtitles.Performed by | To Yim-shan, Wong Ka-chunLive Musician | Tim ChanDirector, Co-writer & Production design | Alex Tam Hung-manCo-written by | Wong Man-hoProduced by | Lam Pik-chi JessieLighting Designer | Zoe CheungProduction Manager | Chong Hiu-tingAdministrator | Sylvia Laiwww.theatreronin.com.hk/homefacebook.com/TheatreRonininstagram.com/theatreronin/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Sketch show, Comedy, Absurdist, Character comedy, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

Woodrow Auditions Live

78-year-old Woodrow is finally getting a chance to pursue his dream… becoming an actor! He's prepped his monologues, brushed his teeth and is ready to audition. And you will be the casting directors! Baloney Theatre Company is back in Edinburgh with their wackiest show yet. Expect to see cowboys, chaotic car salesmen, crocs and lots more! Woodrow will do just about anything to get a role. Written and performed by Marissa Landy, this sketch show is silly, whimsical and totally bonkers. Come along and see if Woodrow can land the job!Written and performed by | Marissa Landywww.baloneytheatrecompany.comfacebook.com/BaloneyTheatre/instagram.com/baloneytheatre/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Comedy, Cabaret, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

The Cancer Comedy Cabaret

Embark on a raw, transformative journey through one man’s battle with cancer. Laugh and cry as he delves into the depths of his experience, sharing the realities of living with a disease that is changing his life. From relentless chemotherapy to intimate scars, every moment is carving him a new identity, in ways he never could have imagined. Through heartfelt storytelling and exquisite humour, witness the transformative power of vulnerability as it slowly turns into courageous strength. Discover the manifesto for a new artistic movement.‘This cancer is a true blessing’ (Fellow comedian).Written and Performed by | Désiré BimanDirected by | David T JonesCreative Consultant | Sarah McKenna

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Solo show, Contemporary, New writing, Tragi-comedy, Drama, Theatre, True-life, Political - Edinburgh Fringe

Born in the USA (Leaving Vietnam)

Trump’s populist slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ appeals to disillusioned war veteran Jimmy in rustbelt Michigan but his new-found politics threaten to tear his family apart – until an unexpected visit leads to a profound emotional reconciliation. Original, humorous, intensely moving storytelling, redemptive and hopeful, about overcoming trauma, and having to face it to overcome it. From award-winning actor-playwright Richard Vergette.‘Multi-layered and masterful’ (HackneyCitizen.co.uk).‘An excellent storyteller’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info).‘Compelling, heart-wrenching… gripping piece of new theatre writing that should be experienced by all generations’ (FringeReview.co.uk).‘Extraordinary tour-de-force… uplifting and devastating in equal measure’ (TheReviewsHub.com).Written and performed by | Richard VergetteDirected by | Andy PearsonProduced by | Andy Jordanwww.andyjordanproductions.co.uk

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Thriller, New writing, Ensemble piece, Drama, Theatre, Historical - Edinburgh Fringe

Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Believed in Fairies

Sherlock Holmes confronts his deadliest enemy yet: a man who hates him, his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes has deduced it wasn’t Moriarty, but Doyle, jealous of his popularity, behind the near-fatal attack on him at the Reichenbach Falls. Holmes, a notable rationalist, is further irked by being constantly linked with Doyle, the famous spiritualist. When two girls claim to have photographed fairies and Doyle believes them, this disgusts Holmes. He seeks to refute the pictures, but unlocks a deeper mystery surrounding the events at Cottingley. Can logic overturn belief?CastSherlock Holmes | Harry MeacherDr John Watson | Kenneth McConnellSir Arthur Conan Doyle, Concierge, Bradford Bookseller, Edward L. Gardner | Guy HepworthMiss Hudson,Mrs Pickett, Bradford Waitress, Mrs Polly Wright | Kate ColdronCreated, Directed and Produced by | F.R. MaherOriginal theme | Paul BirchallLighting Design | John RevellSound and Lighting | Steve LincolnThanks | Andrew Rissik, Pete Hollinshead, Dan Baines, Suzy Walker, Emyr John, Theatr Clwyd, Russell Erwood, Horatio Clarefacebook.com/people/Sherlock-Holmes-and-The-Man-Who-Believed-in-Fairies/instagram.com/tinkfaeryfestival/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Music, Devised, Dance, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Liminal

What if stars held memories from the future? Set at a pivotal time in history, Liminal combines star myths with astronomy, in this story of an astronomer lost in the Longitude Problem, finding more than just twinkling lights in the night sky. Contemporary dance and traditional erhu music traverses East-West boundaries, travelling an epic journey, following the path of the only star in our solar system to rise in the East and settle in the West. Inspired by migration and identity, Liminal delves into concepts of home and heritage, and how they are shaped by the movement of people.CastChen XiyaoAnneliese CharekCreated by | Chan Vi, Chen Xiyao, Anneliese CharekDirected by | Chan Vi.Sound and Projection Design by | Chan Vi.Co-produced by | Nicole Zhouwww.erhuremixproject.comfacebook.com/erhuremixproject

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Spoken word, Debate, Spectacle, Discussion, In conversation, Compilation - Edinburgh Fringe

The Eazy Club

Discussion, conversation, and debate about the arts, society and life. In the digital world there's no greater joy than talking face to face. 300 years ago a club was set up in Edinburgh to support artists and poets. A centre of curiosity and debate, where horizons were broadened, it heralded the Scottish Enlightenment. It was called the Easy Club, and it lives again in this series of discussions inspired by C’s festival programme. Topics, speakers, and artists will differ daily, but always provoke thought and further chat.Free afternoon tea (and coffee) provided. See website for listings.See www.CtheFestival.com/eazy-club for listings.This event is free (non-ticketed). You do not need to book in advance – just turn up. Please note that admission is subject to capacity restrictions.

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Solo show, New writing, Comedy, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Worse Than You

Confronted with her fear of being unlovable and forever misunderstood an overly self-aware comedian puts together the biggest show of her life. Desperate to connect, yet doomed to self-sabotage, she pushes therapists, dates and peers away through trauma dumping, a sexual obsession with Captain America, and pathologizing all of her exes with sociopathy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll walk away with a new crush. A new play from actor/writer Mo Fry Pasic and director Sudi Green.Written and Performed by | Mo Fry PasicDirected by | Sudi GreenProduced by | Lauren Mandelwww.worsethanyouplay.cominstagram.com/worsethanyouplay

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Music, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Unbelievable

Enter the world of university lecturer Cassandra, living in “close-call-apocalypse-averted” times, aka the 2030s. Ride the rollercoaster of her life with her as she wonders why things in the past were so crazy. Prepare for some collective therapy and a dose of rekindled imagination as you join her journey. Will she choose to continue to pray at the Temple of Conformity? Can she believe what the mirror of her life reflects back to her? Cutting edge theatre, live music and immersive projection set in Edinburgh and brought to you by a German, Australian and Scottish team.Written and Performed by | Samantha GrahamOriginal Music Composed and Performed by | Ella Mehlberg with Will Sharp, Ffion AynsleyDirected by | Bobbie-JeanSound and Lighting by | Tim FloodProjection Artist | John McGeochwww.vegasnerve.livefacebook.com/vegasnerveband/instagram.com/vegasnerve33/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Musical theatre, Cabaret, Music, Theatre, Storytelling, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

All These Pretty Things

An emotionally raw blend of memoir and song, Tracey Yarad’s All These Pretty Things is a phoenix rising from the ashes story, taking the audience from Australia and the fallout of a devastating divorce following her husband's affair with their teenage goddaughter, to New York City and an inspiring new life. An evocative portrayal of one woman’s capacity to come back stronger than ever, it is an inspirational testament to the human spirit.‘Beautiful alchemy: breathtakingly honest, gorgeously sung songs on the themes of loss and abandonment, and the restorative power of music and love’ (BroadwayWorld.com).Written, Created and Performed by | Tracey YaradCo-written and Directed by | Tessa Souterwww.traceyyarad.comfacebook.com/traceyyaradmusicinstagram.com/traceyyarad/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Drama, Theatre, Artist(s) of colour, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Elephant in the Room

A new play. Performed by Faith Abongo.Love in the twenty-first century is an eclectic ideology and culmination of dreamy, programmed constructs. A concocted, conditional fairy-tale embedded deeply in the phenomena of current social complexities. Based on externalised fantasy, we idealise what and who our partners should be. The love they should provide. The expectations of what our unions should yield. Largely, contemporary love is based on hazy perspectives that doesn’t reflect truth: it is an elusive perceived experience that deletes the intricate dynamics which comprise realistic human experience and exchange. When the curtains drop, the illusions become a bitter unpalatable truth.Written, Created and Performed by | Faith Martin AbongoDirected and Produced by | Faith Martin AbongoCast in order of appearance | Faith Martin Abongo & Temisanren UwawahSet, Costume and Lighting Design by | Faith Martin AbongoSound Design by | Christine Atieno and Faith Martin AbongoIntimacy coordinator | Christine AtienoThanks to | Christine Atieno, Africanus World

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Cabaret and Variety, Drawing, Magic, Multidisciplinary, Storytelling, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Surreal: The Mind-Reading Show From Berlin!

A mind-reading show from Berlin! Enter a surreal world where mind-reading is normal! This show combines handmade vintage-style visuals with the strange skills of two savants from Berlin. In a dialogue between animated short films and paranormal experiments, the two mind-readers bow to the beauty of 1920s Berlin, and a mystical childhood in Brazil. Surreal is a surprising, dreamy and, above all, interactive experience.‘Absolutely astonishing!’ (Uri Geller).‘Internationally acclaimed intuitive-duo Roman von Thurau and Vivian take their audience on a truly trippy ride into the inexplicable’ (Sugarhigh).‘You are amazing!’ (TV Sweden).Written, Created, Drawn, Animated, Composed and Performed by | Vivian Sommer and Roman Maria von Thurauwww.sonambul.comfacebook.com/people/Sonambulinstagram.com/sonambul_mindreader/youtube.com/watch?v=jGw3hlkzibM

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Contemporary, Fusion, Dance, Flamenco, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Flamencodanza

An inspired, powerful and elegant piece with Flamenco dance and guitar. Aylin Bayaz’s contemporary flamenco dance combines strength, elegance and beauty. Raul Mannola's music draws on Flamenco, Brazilian music and jazz, giving depth and colour. Bayaz’s dance and Mannola’s music fuse together to produce an unique show of beauty and inspiration.‘Flamencodanza is more than just a show – it’s a breathtaking journey, with its fusion of tradition and contemporary flair… leaving an enduring impression on every fortunate spectator’ (Dancelife.com.au)‘Flamencodanza is hot, and you won’t see anything else like it’ (TheStageRaw.com)‘Mannola is amazing to watch. He does not “play” the guitar, he dominates it’ (TheTVolution.com)'An audience favourite' (Hudson Theatre, Hollywood)‘Pure artistry and emotional tour de force’ (LouReviews.blog)Best Dance and Physical Theatre, Hollywood Fringe 2022Award for Artistic Merit, Hollywood Fringe 2023Choreography and Dance by | Aylin BayazMusic by | Raul Mannolawww.eflamencodanza.comfacebook.com/aylinbayazinstagram.com/aylinbayaz/ Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, International, Absurdist, Theatre, Puppetry, Political - Edinburgh Fringe

The Gummy Bears’ Great War

At dawn, the nation of the Gummy Bears declares war against the nation of the Dinosaurs. The Gummies will prepare for war, there will be a battle, and the Dinosaurs will win the fight. But even if the outcome is tragically obvious, the question remains: What makes the candies so obstinate? The Gummy Bears’ Great War is an object-theatre show that takes place on a table, with real candies, small lights, and few spectators. An existential tragicomedy about our search for meaning.‘Perfect marriage of dramaturgy and design…a heart-wrenching, mouth-watering, theatrical experience’ (BroadwayDnaBlog.Substack.com).With Valentina Fadda, and Leonardo TomasiFeaturing the voice of | Tino PetilliWritten and Directed by | Angelo TrofaAudio | Quarantacinque by Michela AtzeniTech supervisor | Luca Cartawww.gummybearswar.comfacebook.com/batisfera.teatroinstagram.com/batisfera/

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Physical theatre, Musicals and Opera, Musical theatre, Ensemble piece, Dark comedy, Horror - Edinburgh Fringe

Bloody Ballad of Bette Davis

What if Bette Davis were a witch? In 2019, her evangelical daughter, BD Davis, claimed that her mother was filled with demonic forces that gave her power. Piper’s original musical set in 1975, tells the story of how Davis, saddled with bills for an infirm daughter, and now well past her prime, takes a job on the classic cult horror film Burnt Offerings. Following the unprofessional behaviour of pickled actor Oliver Reed, and the neurotic Karen Black, will she use her magical abilities for revenge or re-establish her power as the star of the picture?CastBette Davis | Annie Meek MontgomeryOliver Reed | Aaron NovakKaren Black | Connor DelvesBD Hyman | Laura Dillman FrankDon | Eva Sheehy MossWritten and Directed by | John P. McEnenyComposed by | Rob ParkerExecutive Director | Rachael JonesGeneral Manager | Justine McLaughlinAdditional Support by | Dr. Rachael Jones and Laura ParkerPhotography by | Vas Eliwww.pipertheatre.orgfacebook.com/Bloody Ballad Of Bette Davis: A New Musical instagram.com/bloodybettemusical/x.com/BloodyBetteShow

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Cabaret and Variety, Contemporary, Immersive, Comedy, Cabaret, Alternative comedy - Edinburgh Fringe

Broken Planet: The Absurd Cabaret of Apocalyptic Proportions

A subversive live experience developed by artists from around the globe. Despite ever-evolving digital connection our world is more divided than ever. Broken Planet is here to reconnect us, to put the humility back into humanity, to provide the space for rediscovering the good in everyone and everything around us. Embrace imperfections with the interactive and uplifting power of silly. Join Clown God and an array of wonderfully weird guests for this unique celebration blending comedy, circus, indie music and the ridiculous… before it’s too late. Come save the world!CastCallum Grant, Richie Schiraldi,Brittany, Anderson, Chloe Matonis, Joel Dávila Joseph Bryantwww.brokenplanetshow.comfacebook.com/brokenplanetshow

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Musicals and Opera, Operetta, Modern classic, Musical theatre, Cabaret, Interdisciplinary - Edinburgh Fringe

Savoy! Everybody's Doing It

Get ready for blushful stories of passionate affairs, mischievous gossip and racy romances. This vigorous and unapologetic new musical relationship comedy tears the illusion of modern marriage to pieces through its uplifting collection of world-famous operetta songs staged with a brave contemporary twist. The musical line-up includes songs from pre-World War West End and Broadway hit operettas Ball at the Savoy, Riviera Girl and more. Eastern European cultural heritage meets Western contemporary musical theatre in this cabaret-style interactive show by Julia Joy.Written by | Julia Joy and Bernadett SwannCreated by | NP&JOY EntertainmentDirected and Choreographed by | Julia JoyProduced by | Julia Joy and Norbert Potornaiwww.savoymusical.comfacebook.com/savoythemusicalinstagram.com/savoymusical/

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Physical theatre, Family-friendly, Traditional, Puppetry, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Riding Alone

Please change the website copy toThis one-man puppet drama follows a young performing artist with more than 20 years experience in Chinese puppetry, on his journey of self-discovery as he learns, practices and ultimately passes on his skills. His personal growth is explored through the telling of the classic heroic Chinese story: three sworn brothers in the Taoyuan, riding alone for thousands of miles. Already a favourite at international puppetry festivals, Shenzhen Puppet Art Theatre use a variety of different puppets, string, stick, cloth bag and shadow figures to elevate the everyday in their vivid, innovative and heartwarming shows.Performed by | Hong JindiaoDirected by | Ma YuanProduced by | Liu Ziyuanwww.puppetsz.cominstagram.com/sz_puppetart/

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Solo show, Contemporary, Comedy, Historical, Storytelling, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Whore’s Eye View

A mad dash through 10,000 years of history from the perspective of a sex worker. Through historical canonized characters, Whore's Eye View traces the evolution of the sacred whore from deified, to demonized, to diseased. Weaving comedic storytelling with the wisdom of her own lived experience and contemporary observations, Kaytlin Bailey artfully unpacks the complex, age-old stigma underpinning a status quo designed to keep women in their place.'The solo show mixes erudition with earthiness. It flows from unfiltered divulgence to impassioned thesis, all leavened by a parade of well-honed zingers' (San Francisco Chronicle).Written and Performed by | Kaytlin BaileyDirected by | Vanessa MoroscoDramaturg | Stephanie Alvarado PrughScript Development | Carole MontgomeryProduced | Leah MoonExecutive Producer | Old ProsHistorian | Dr. Charlene J. Fletcherwhoreseyeview.cominstagram.com/oldprosonline/

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Solo show, Musicals and Opera, Dark comedy, Cabaret, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Showtime!

If Tim Burton met Stephen Sondheim in the KitKat Club… and they were a woman… This twisted one-woman musical is an electric exploration of the life of the artist. As Amelia's prime source of inspiration, her charismatic alter-ego, The Master, gradually becomes her sadistic captor, we travel through the depths of workaholism and the lengths one will go in pursuit of "the dream". A frantic Dad, dodgy agent, oh… and that 65-year-old boyfriend, all come to life through The Master's larger-than-life 'Show Dahling!', while Amelia believes one thing is more important than entertaining an audience: the truth.Written, Composed, Created and Performed by | Em HoggettCo-directed by Sarah HuckinArrangements and Orchestrations by | Anessa MarieChoreographed by | Kris EngelstadSelect Costumes by | Kay HoggettSelect Props by | Alexandria BevilaquaThanks | Kay Hoggett, Matthew Hoggett, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Columbia University, The Bechdel Project, Adrian Prohaskawww.emthemaster.cominstagram.com/emthemaster/

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Solo show, Tragi-comedy, Drama, Theatre, Devised - Edinburgh Fringe

Dear Shameless Death – Dirmit

Discover the experiences of Dirmit, the youngest girl in a large migrated family struggling to adapt to city life. Stuck in a small room together, her parents and older brothers try to protect her from life in the strange city, restraining her with customs and traditions. Somehow, she always finds a way to take care of herself. Latife Tekin's best-selling magic-realist novel is brought to the stage. The fantastical story offers strong feminist insights into what it means to be a woman growing up in Türkiye today.From the Novel written by | Latife TekinAdapted by | Nezaket Erden and Hakan Emre ÜnalPerformed by | Nezaket ErdenDirected by | Hakan Emre ÜnalProduced by | Tiyatro HemhâlPresented by | Lus ProductionProject Supervised by | Zeynep Günsur YüceilTranslator and Dramaturg | Büke ErkoçPoster Design | Kardelen AkçaFlyer Design | Aybala Erdenwww.hemhaltiyatro.cominstagram.com/tiyatrohemhal/

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Drag, Satire, New writing, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Multimedia - Edinburgh Fringe

Man Up: A Show for Women!

This women-created news satire stars comedian Maggie Metnick in drag as Chip Johnson, a red-blooded American male pundit on a mission to mansplain the news to women. From politics to sex advice, Chip is here to guide the girlies through a big man’s world. What begins as a self-serious cable news show unravels into a surreal exploration of Chip’s insecurities, the loneliness of modern masculinity, and the follies of the patriarchy. You’re welcome, ladies.As listed in TimeOut’s ‘Best Things to Do in New York’.Created and Performed by | Maggie MetnickCreated and Written by | Hunter LangWritten by | Emma Campbell, Nell Kessler, Mackenzie Menter, Nora Schmittinstagram.com/manupladies/tiktok.com/@manupladies

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Sci-fi, Musicals and Opera, New writing, Comedy, Musical theatre, Science and technology - Edinburgh Fringe

Crispr! The Musical

Finally, a musical about gene editing technology! Two struggling genetics researchers are determined to create the world’s first super-soyabean, but a rival lab will stop at nothing to defeat them. Featuring original songs, dance, action-packed battles and shocking twists, Crispr! the Musical is a high-energy romp that will knock your socks off. The creators of NYC’s Hottie Bop, Duane Stanford and Lina Zikas, portray three pairs of characters whose stories converge into a climactic battle of epic – and hilarious – proportions. A stand-out show that will delight anyone who loves to laugh.Created, Written, Performed and Produced by | Lina Zikas and Duane StanfordDirected by | Kevin QianProduction Design by | Kit Cartersurfrock.io/crispr

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Farce, New writing, Traditional, Theatre, Devised, Puppetry - Edinburgh Fringe

Lobster Bisque

Jim Henson meets Oscar Wilde in this gay old romp through Victorian England that offers a modern interpretation of classic English farce – heightened energy, slapstick physicality, and outrageous characters in over-the-top situations – all performed by two actors and a menagerie of fully articulated mechanical puppets. Laced with lavish luxuries, face-slapping humour, and a bowl of soup that’s simply to die for, Lobster Bisque features new and innovative ways of storytelling and the incorporation of clown work to deliver gut-busting fun while engrossing the audience in a visual feast. It will leave you gagging for more.Written and Performed by | Witt Tarantino, Emma Rose CreanerCompany Manager | Georgia Pianoinstagram.com/lobsterbisque2024/

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Spoken word, New writing, Comedy, Dark comedy, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

27

As Jam’s 28th birthday approaches, he announces to his flatmates Hank and Morgan that he's going to kill himself instead, earning a place in the 27 Club, and getting the three of them famous. Bickering and hijinks lead them closer and closer to a birthday party themed around dead celebrities, revelations about themselves and their friendship, and an utterly unforgettable drunken self-tape for Virgin Media. 27 is the story of three young artists and their ridiculous exploits as they try to break into the industry.Performed by | Douglas Yannaghas, Brian James Mckigen, Henry DolgoffWritten by | Douglas YannaghasDirected by | Ben StandishCompany Directors | Douglas Yannaghas, Brian James Mckigeninstagram.com/cold_open_theatre/

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Immersive, Musical theatre, Cabaret, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Dance - Edinburgh Fringe

Love’s Concordia Bar

Imagine a bar owned by Love itself. Only people who are in love are allowed in. A couple of young lovers enter the bar. After sultry musical and dance performances, and after meeting many of the guests embodying different types of love, the lovers realise that once someone enters the bar – once someone falls in love – it is hard to get out of it because romantic love can become addictive. Sultry performances. Obsession. Purity. Sex. Are you ready to enter Love’s Concordia Bar?Created and Directed by | Edoardo TesioWritten by | Edoardo Tesio and Marjorie MurilloComposed by | Olivia AmicangioliChoreographed by | Bridget SpencerCostumes by Tomoka Takahashiwww.companydellalunatheater.comtiktok.com/@companydellalunainstagram.com/companydellaluna/

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Cabaret and Variety, Comedy, Circus, Cabaret, Alternative comedy, Magic - Edinburgh Fringe

The Unluckiest Magician

Eight medical mishaps, 14 screws, six plates, and one fully reconstructed digestive system. Meet the world's unluckiest magician. This is a hilarious, heartwarming and thought-provoking autobiographical story that has to be heard to be believed. Steve Wilbury takes the audience on a journey through the wild adventures of his life, inviting them to laugh with him at the cruel ironies of fate. When tragedy strikes we can laugh, cry or die. This show covers all three. Testament that even in our darkest moments we can find the magic in life's challenges.'Real joy' (ArtMurmurs.nz).'Rewarding and hilarious' (TheatreReview.org.nz).Written and Performed | Steve WilburyDirected by | Bannana Joliewww.stevewilbury.comfacebook.com/stevewilburyentertainerinstagram.com/stevewilburyentertainer

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Solo show, International, Comedy, Modern, Philosophical, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Horsesh*t Happens

Parodying the famous male philosophers of ancient Greece as a funny woman-horse thinker – whose punchline is 'sh*t happens' – Laura Fincias makes her Edinburgh solo debut in this stand-up comedy show. Laura has produced and appeared in underground stand up comedy, performing in Spanish and English in Barcelona, Edinburgh and Berlin, and this spring she toured Scandinavia with other international comedians. Horsesh*t Happens comes from her comedy experience in different European cities, and is a surrealist, satirical take on life. You may expect a philosophical script, but sometimes horsesh*t happens…Created and Performed by | Laura Fincias Marín.This production is Pay What You Can. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay.instagram.com/ele_efe_eme/

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Physical theatre, Comedy, Theatre, Horror, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Corpse Flower

Dive into a darkly comedic stylised world, where young factory worker Millie confronts unsettling truths as her home town becomes overrun by scheming insect impostors. A visually innovative tale unfolds as she uncovers a web of schemes, culminating in an eerie journey to save her family. Mystery and symbolic exploration blend in this horror-play, which draws from expressionist cinema and Kafkaesque nightmares to present an immersive experience for adult audiences. With themes of societal decay and personal redemption, Corpse Flower offers a riveting exploration of the uncanny, inviting you to embrace its twisted allure.Written by | Ariel De La Garza Davidoff, Michal VojtechDirected by | Ilya WrayMusic by | Nathan SaudekStage design by | Oscar GodfreyCostumes by | Noemi FintorLighting design by | Carey Chomsoonthornwww.threepennycollective.co.uk/instagram.com/threepennycollective/

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Solo show, Contemporary, Satire, Comedy, Political, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Alexander is Angry

Jim Carrey meets Ricky Gervais as Alexander steps up to the mic in his new biting and satirical hour of comedy. Personal stories about his con man father and his own raw anger about social power structures, combine with improvised crowd work, to pose the question: ‘Why are you not more pissed off at the people in charge?!’. Following appearances in Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris, Alexander returns to the Fringe, with an hour that demands that you laugh, get naked and start a revolution. In 2022 he was featured on Laugh Factory Hollywood Fresh Faces.Created and Performed by | Alexander CabanaDirected by | Orny AdamsManager | Radostina Petevawww.alexandercabana.com/instagram.com/cabana_asada/

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Comedy, Dark comedy, Character comedy, Drama, Multimedia, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

Vera's Truth

Vera Ballero is an ambitious journalist from Paris, and the famous host of The Shivering Truth, a news programme from Berlin that is intensely focused on global tragedies. However, Vera's relentless pursuit of success is met with challenges, particularly when she confronts the dark side of the industry. When she finds herself removed from her position by the producer she denounced as a paedophile, she decides to host her own private show during her final Saturday night live broadcast – to ensure Vera's Truth will be heard. A solo dark comedy, written and performed by Salome Topuria.Created, written and performed by | Salomé TopuriaTechnical Supervisor | Rhys WilliamsThanks | Nino Kasradze

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Thriller, Tragi-comedy, Classical, Dark comedy, Theatre, Horror - Edinburgh Fringe

Antonio’s Revenge

Dad's dead. Mum’s shagging his killer. Girlfriend's crazy. Then Dad’s ghost appears, crying for revenge. What else does one do but start killing? Antonio makes Hamlet look like a little b*tch. This rarely-performed Early Modern hidden gem from John Marston is batsh*t insane, featuring everything you'd expect from a Jacobethan revenge tragedy: feigned insanity, an evil duke, an all-knowing fool, a smoking-hot mum, a ghost dad, a sad girlfriend locked in prison, a plucky kid who’s definitely gonna get murdered, and, of course, cannibalism.'Rude, crude, and theatrically unglued' (Rick Bowers).Co-Directed and Performed by | Caden ScottCo-Directed, Performed and Produced by | Courtney BassettPerformed by | Alex MedlandDesigner | James WrightProduced by | Luke Thornboroughhttps://halftrick.com/projectsfacebook.com/HalfTrickTheatreinstagram.com/halftricktheatre/

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Contemporary, Vocal, Instrumental, International, Music, Acoustic - Edinburgh Fringe

Festival Music Nights

Jive along to jazz, party to punk rock, cavort to classics and experience electropop with our cherry-picked musical assortment. A powerhouse of bands and soloists from across the globe. Enjoy the warmth of the world through a hand-picked selection of of bands, singers and instrumentalists, and soak up their sound! Discover new artists from five continents! We’ve got bangers, beats, bass and Brahms! Come enjoy jazz, blues, world music, electronica, pop, classical music and more.See www.CtheFestival.com/music-nights for listings.This production is Pay What You Want. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay to reserve a place in advance, or turn up at the venue to see the show without a ticket if space is available. If you did not buy a ticket, or wish to give more, you will be able to give donations towards the production’s budget after the performance.

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Spoken word, Comedy, Multimedia, Devised, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Per-Verse

Embark on a confessional voyage through love, sex, and dating with this no-holds-barred one-woman show with bite, that blends stand-up, poetry, storytelling and physical comedy. Writer and performer Georgie Wedge intimately examines her colourful experiences in the dating scene through the senses. Experience an unapologetically raw interactive performance, that seamlessly weaves moments of hilarious naturalism with intelligent and rhythmic verse. Don't miss this captivating fusion of humour and heart, guaranteed to leave you laughing, thinking – and maybe even blushing.Georgie Wedge was longlisted for the Funny Women Award 2023.Written and Performed by | Georgie WedgeDirected by | Ilya Wraywww.threepennycollective.co.uk/instagram.com/threepennycollective/

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Burlesque, Physical comedy, Comedy, Cabaret, LGBTQ+, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

The Queen's Head

Enter the flamboyant depths of a Victorian Music Hall… When Albert Baggley, the founder of The Queen's Head, mysteriously disappears, two burlesque numbers, devastated dames, a grieving wives, a stressed-out showmen, a character called Martha, a southern belle, and the title deeds of the music hall all come into play. This period comedy of entanglement, featuring cabaret, melodrama, mischief and revenge will entertain, provoke, confuse and seduce by turns, as the actor leaps between characters. A solo tour-de-force, written and performed by Rhys Williams.Created and Performed by | Rhys Williams Technical Supervisor | Salomé Topuria Financial Supervisor | Margaret Williamsinstagram.com/rhyswilliamsx/

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Spoken word, Cabaret and Variety, Performance art, Physical comedy, Comedy, Music - Edinburgh Fringe

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, live art and specialty acts from across the Fringe. With a different line-up every night, this is a chance to see some of the Fringe’s most exciting new artists.‘A smorgasbord showcase of the wonderful delicacies… wacky, weird and wonderful’ (AYoungerTheatre.com).‘One of the most fun variety cabarets around… Explosive and adaptable’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).See www.CtheFestival.com/electric-cabaret for listings.This production is Pay What You Can. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay.

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, New writing, Comedy, Absurdist, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

3 Couples, 2 Breakups, 1 Barbie and The Berlin Wall

Seven teenagers (and a Barbie doll) invite you to a joyfully absurd play about love – in all its weird and wonderful forms. Square Pegs ask lots of questions about what it means to be human in their life-imitating-art play about growing up and in its own inimitable, absurdist fashion, offer absolutely no answers whatsoever! Offie-nominated Macready Theatre Young Actors share tales of breakups, heartache and what it’s like to fall in love with the Berlin Wall with fast-paced, fun-filled story-telling.‘A short spectacular showcase’ ***** (MumbleTheatre.net).‘Joyous’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com).The Company | Millie Astbury, Chloe Beynon, Alex Bonsall, Lucia Lee, Matilda Measures, Alex Morgan, Kalil Naziu, Louisa RobertsWritten by | Georgina DettmerDirected by | Tim CokerMovement by | Ellen FinlayTechnicians | Mark Watts, Kyle ArrowsmithThanks to | Macready Theatre, Rugby and Bloomsbury Festival, Londonfacebook.com/macreadysquarepegs

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Children's, Comedy, Opera, Musical theatre, Devised, Poetry - Edinburgh Fringe

Li Bai

Mischievous teenager Liu Songsong accidentally travels back to the time of the Tang Dynasty where he saves a young Li Bai, forming a close friendship. Encouraged by his new “prophetic” friend, Li Bai embarks on a journey of self-discovery, gradually becoming a poetic genius. Back in the present, Liu Songsong is challenged to a debate about Li Bai. He finds the key to winning by returning again to the Tang Dynasty. See Chinese martial arts, Peking opera, calligraphy and classical Chinese dance blend in this mesmerising bilingual musical journey, showcasing the talent of the young performers.Cast | Yuetian Zhang, Tiancen Luo, Ziqi Zhang, Jiaxuan Li, Xiaoye Zhang, Guoling Ran, Zixuan Xia, Zixuan Wang, Yiwen Chen, Jiani Xue, Ruolin Wang, Yuexi Zhang, Changen Fan, Junhan Hu, Hongyu BenCast | Yuetian Zhang, Tiancen Luo, Ziqi Zhang, Jiaxuan Li, Xiaoye Zhang, Guoling Ran, Zixuan Xia, Zixuan Wang, Yiwen Chen, Jiani Xue, Ruolin Wang, Yuexi Zhang, Changen Fan, Junhan Hu, Hongyu BenCreated by | Wuhan EZ Education and Cultural Development Company, Murongfu Education ConsultationDirected by | Li Shanshan, Feng Yizhang, August Leo PonExecutive Director | Chenxing LiuProduced by | Wuhan EZ Education and Cultural Development CompanyAssistant producer | Xinyou Zhang

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Improv, Experimental, Classical, Dark comedy, Theatre, Devised - Edinburgh Fringe

The Faustus Project

An actor makes a deal with the devil. One of theatres’ greatest roles is theirs to perform. One problem… they’ve never rehearsed with the rest of the cast. This new version of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus features a rotating cast of brave guest performers taking on the challenges of a devilish ensemble. Much like Faustus, they have no idea what they're really getting into. The Faustus Project is funny, a little dangerous, and an actor’s worst nightmare. With a fresh victim every night, this will be the ultimate theatrical torture…‘Fresh, unique, and entertaining’ (TheatReview.org.nz).Co-Directed and Performed by | Caden ScottCo-Directed, Performed and Produced by | Courtney BassettPerformed by | Alex MedlandDesigner | James WrightProduced by | Luke Thornboroughhttps://halftrick.com/projectsfacebook.com/HalfTrickTheatreinstagram.com/halftricktheatre/

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Contemporary, Satire, Universal, Comedy, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

A Series of Public Apologies (in Response to an Unfortunate Incident in the School Lavatories)

Something was written. Smeared. On the walls... We do not accept responsibility for the incident. However, we gather, some offence has been caused. Therefore, we wish to issue an apology. This heightened, riotous, rabbit-hole of a play attempts to explore the political pandemonium of saying the wrong things right. Or the right things wrong. Quite literally, a series of apologies spiral out of control until even Cumberbatch is shocked and appalled. We’re taking this seriously.Ensemble | Elaheh Baradar, Alice Cox, Lana Darcy, Matilda Ellis, Samantha Good, JoJo Gordon, Danya Griver, Charlotte Hitchin, Sadie Lim, Karma Meyer, Emily SturrockWritten by | John DonnellyDirected by | Ryan JonesAssistant Directors | Ashley Fenton, Fiona JonesProduced by | Ashley Fentoninstagram.com/mortonplayers/

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Sketch show, Farce, New writing, Comedy, Variety, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

One More Night… On the Tiles!

A collection of original comedy sketches from a semi-professional cast based in Abu Dhabi. This is the show’s second time at the Fringe, written by Kevin Corrigan and directed by Andy Smyllie. This year’s show has a medical theme – all the sketches are set in fictional St Swithin’s hospital, with its eclectic mix of doctors, nurses and patients. In the hospital's busy waiting room and consulting rooms, each sketch has an unexpected denouement to surprise the audience. One More Night... On the Tiles! also features last year’s hilarious Gemma, played by Aimee Smyllie.Written and Produced by | Kevin CorriganPerformed by | Eddie Craven, Aimee Smyllie, Andy Smyllie, Kevin CorriganDirected by | Andy Smyllie

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Contemporary, Classic story, Drama, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Forging the Swords

Adapted from Lu Xun's novel, Forging the Swords tells the story of a naturally kind-hearted child, who is suddenly entrusted with the monumental task of avenging his father's murder. Two swords are wielded in the name of peace, yet result in further bloodshed. Incorporating elements from the ancient Chinese collection of supernatural tales the play poses thought-provoking philosophical questions of humankind. Where will our obsessions ultimately lead us? Is the culmination of revenge truly freedom, or is it an endless void?Performed by | Fengrui Yang, Mengsha Zeng, Ziru Wang, Yige Wang, Haoran Peng, Yue Yang, Zijun Zhang, Minghao Zhang, Yacong Jing

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Solo show, Music, Theatre, Historical, Political - Edinburgh Fringe

Coleridge-Taylor of Freetown

A respected Sierra Leonean diplomat hatches a post-retirement plan to tour the world singing songs composed by his famous uncle, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. While temporarily helping out at Fourah Bay College in Freetown, the civil war that’s been ravaging the country finally reaches his campus. Taking shelter, George Coleridge-Taylor reflects on his and his country’s stories, and imagines himself in concert, while wondering if he dares risk trying to save the female student captured by the fearsome rebels. Beautiful music underlies the sometimes-harrowing history of an African country and the horrors of war. Includes post-performance Q&A.Written and performed by | Tayo AlukoDirected by | Mojisola KareemDesigned by | Phil NewmanSound by | Liam McDermottwww.tayoalukoandfriends.comfacebook.com/tayoalukoandfriends

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Physical theatre, Children's, New writing, Family-friendly, Musical theatre, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

Behind the Curtain

What goes on behind the theatre curtain? Who’s that scampering about backstage? And why have they added Febreze to the dry-ice machine? When Lily bottles her acting audition for the school musical, she reluctantly finds herself backstage, working with an eccentric group of characters who have made the world behind the curtain their home. Can she find her place, prove her worth and discover her voice? All the while avoiding the wrath of the show’s leading lady and the pointy edges of the backstage furniture. A new musical comedy that celebrates tales of teamwork, friendship and courage.Written by | Alex Clissold-JonesMusic written, performed and composed by | William MorrisDirected by | Charlie Ponder and Will DicksonProduced by | Charlie Ponder

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Thriller, New writing, Drama, Theatre, Adaptation, Tragedy - Edinburgh Fringe

Blood of My Father

The neighbour heard the screams from next door. The body was found floating in Chiswick River. At 16 and 20 years old, Orestes and Electra never thought they would be interrogated as suspects in their father's murder. Blood of my Father is a dark, twisted, spiralling sequence of police interrogations. Who is lying under oath? Will the pressure push them to breaking point? This is Electra, reimagined for 2024, written and performed by young actors from the Wellington Theatre Collective.CastOrestes Alexi | Ralph MacFadyenElectra Alexi | Darcey HoganOfficer Pallas | Tejus ThorpeClytemnestra Alexi | Izzy HarvieAegthius | Felix Zamoyski FreitagDemetra Pathos | Izzy MartinEllios Pathos | Barney VenablesYoung Orestes | Rufus PennockYoung Agamemnon | JJ McAllisterDirected by | Ashleigh WalterProduced by | Nick HuntingtonTechnical and Set Design | Nick Oliver-DuncanTechnical Operation | Leo Wilkinfacebook.com/DramaWellyinstagram.com/welly_drama/

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Contemporary, New writing, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Adaptation, Tragedy - Edinburgh Fringe

Dionysa

1920. Thebes is under attack. The mysterious imposter, claiming to be a god under the name Dionysa, seeks to stir the people into a frenzy of primal elation. As the women are lured into the mountains to join the revels, the young Pentheus, Prince of Thebes, wants order in the city. But he also wants to dress up in women's clothes. This is The Bacchae by Euripides, reimagined. A theatrical game of manipulation, revenge and self-discovery, performed and written by a group of young actors from the Wellington Theatre Collective.CastDionysa | Cressida Massey-CookPentheus | Sam GearingAgave | Bella CookAutonoe | Sophie LaithwaiteTeiresias | Jack PattersonIno,Gregorian | Leo MillsMaenads | Izzy Moore, Barney Venables, Jemima AtkinsYoung Pentheus | Rufus PennockDirected by | Sophie Laithwaite and Claire AndersonCostumes Design | Jennie DouglasProduced by | Nick HuntingtonTechnical and Set Design | Nick Oliver-DuncanTechnical Operation | Leo Wilkinfacebook.com/DramaWellyinstagram.com/welly_drama/

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Thriller, New writing, Drama, Theatre, Horror, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe

Ripper

London, 1888. A bold young woman reporter desperate to make a name for herself tracks a string of gruesome murders. When she finds herself face to face with the killer, they begin a deadly game of cat and mouse… An innovative re-telling of the horrifying true crime media sensation that made Jack the Ripper a household name. How far would you go for the story of the century? Wickedly playful and deliciously terrifying.‘Fresh and exciting’ (TheReviewsHub.com).Written by | Jacob Marx RiceDirected by | Victoria HadelFight Direction by | Jake MasefieldProduced by | Griffin JenkinsProduction Management by | Florentina SucilaSpecial Thanks | Prudencia Productions, Megan Henson, MovieShaker LTDinstagram.com/out.of.office.theatre/tiktok.com/@outofofficetheatre

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Classical, Circus, Music, Acrobatics, Political, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Limbo – A Sonata for Acrobatic Violinist and Acrobat

This new sonata by Chloé Charody, composed for the unique acrobatic skillset of violinist Sonja Schebeck, and performed in a groundbreaking interdisciplinary duet with acrobat Josh Frazer, tells a poignant narrative through dynamic partner acrobatics, duo-unicycle and cyr-wheel. Limbo is set at Melbourne Park Hotel, 2021, when refugees were being detained indefinitely by the Australian government, some having been incarcerated for nine years. Embracing circus and classical music in one captivating world, Limbo rollercoasts through anger, frustration, fantasy and escape, exploding with one of the greatest weapons against oppression – hope.Performed by | Sonja Schebeck, Josh FrazerCreated by | Chloé Charody, Sonja Schebeck and Josh FrazerComposed by | Chloé Charodywww.chloecharody.com/limbofacebook.com/ComposerChloeCharodyinstagram.com/chloecharodycreations/

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Mime, Physical comedy, Family-friendly, Music, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Masa Madre

Consuelo runs Masa Madre, a family bakery she inherited from her grandmother. In former times, the bakery was the epicentre of social life. Today, it faces a serious threat. Increased tourism, spurred by Jarona's recent designation as 'one of the most beautiful towns in Spain' has led to the proliferation of large chain stores, endangering Consuelo's legacy, and her way of life. The next few days could change the fate of the bakery forever… This non-verbal play for all the family, performed with masks, is the second show at the Fringe from Madrid-based Neko Theatre.Performed by | Miriam Lorenzo, Maria Prendes, Sandra BravoDirected by | Maria Prendes, Sandra Bravo, Miriam LorenzoWritten by | Miriam Lorenzo, Maria Prendes, Sandra BravoMusic and Sound design by | Jo Durango and Ross GrantLighting Designed by | Virginia LomasTechnician | Alvaro PalomoPhotos | Roberto Ivan Canowww.nekoteatro.comfacebook.com/nekoteatroinstagram.com/nekoteatro/

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Spoken word, Classic text, Transcultural, Theatre, Adaptation, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Migrant Shakespeare

Think you know your Shakespeare? Think again! This is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before – ‘trippingly on the tongue’… Migrant actors take on the Bard, reinterpreting his words in alien environments you will never have imagined before. They give his iconic characters a new life, migrating them into the roles assigned to outsiders by society. Hamlet is a meat-packer, King Lear a construction worker, Caliban a hotel cleaner, Lady Macbeth a housewife looking after children, and Shylock washes the dishes in a restaurant. This is no one Bard: Shakespeare belongs both to no-one and to everyone.

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Drag, Cabaret and Variety, Vocal, Burlesque, LGBTQ+, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Boudoir

Enter the intimate world of a boudoir where there is room for joy, pain, grief, tears, laughter and of course desire. Join drag queen Zoe Promiscuous as she takes you on a journey through her trials and tribulations with men, stories of her love life and tales of sex all told through the art of lip synching, live vocals, comedy and poetry. Gracefully complemented with burlesque from Zoe's partner in crime Bobbie Derrière, this salacious play will delight and dazzle audiences. It's time to open your mind and your heart as you step into The Boudoir.Zoe Promiscuous | Zane BrightwellBobbie Derrière | Alice Ballardinstagram.com/zoepromiscuous/

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Visual art, Performance art, Multimedia, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

More Than Nude

Who are the five most beautiful women in the world? By applying the symmetry of the golden ratio to a female face, some researchers from the Public University of Bingo establish a universal standard of feminine beauty and thereby a quality control. This incredible discovery gave born to More Than Nude, the first striptease of faces ever. This French-English bilingual live art performance plays with translation, disruption of the present, creature costumes and absurdity, to collectively and scientifically answer the question: who is beautiful, who is not? What conclusions can we draw?Written, Created and Performed by | Clotilde SalmonCreated and performed by | Camille Fugerhttps://clotildesalmon.fr/facebook.com/Famapoilinstagram.com/groupe_performatif_famapoil_

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Drama, Theatre, Devised, Modern, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Uprooted

‘All of a sudden, a loud noise occurred… And a ringing… Our house was hit by a rocket launcher. That was the last moment I saw my father, us looking at each other from afar.’ Uprooted tells the story of the devastating effects of war and the bonds within a family. Ibrahim and his family flee war-torn Syria, escaping to Lebanon and then to Egypt, before eventually settling in Turkey. Despite extreme hardship, loss and longing, this is piece is about about hope and resilience, adaptation, and the will to live and go on.Castİbrahim ArıcıBasma SeibaDirected and performed by | Ali BalEdited by | Bernadette McBrideMusic by | Baran BalPoster design by | Arslantürk ÇiftçiTranslated by | Ece Karaağaçlıfacebook.com/alibal1instagram.com/alibballl

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Satire, Comedy, Absurdist, Spiritual, Tasting, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Rat Mass

At the Church of Ratology, we worship rats. Through comedy, performance art, and audience participation, we satirise religious ritual in a glorious festival of rats and trash. Our version of confession is the holy game of Sin Bingo. Our rosary, a cheese-eating competition. Our holy water, vile fluids. Over the course of an hour, we teach the audience to behave like rats – in the process, we hope to tear down the social barriers we all put up as humans. The goal is always to create a feeling of community, however absurd the means.Created and Performed by | Perry Letourneau and Joseph Bryanthttps://www.ratmass.church/instagram.com/ratmasschi/https://tiktok.com/@ratmasschi

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New writing, Dark comedy, Drama, Theatre, Tragedy - Edinburgh Fringe

Letters From My Dad (Who Is Dead)

This new play by Michael Bryceson focuses on the relationship between a dying father and his son, Charlie. When Dad gets a terminal diagnosis, it forces him to look at what is important in life. We see this played out through the lens of letters Dad writes to Charlie to guide him through life’s key moments, since he will no longer be there. Exploring love, loss, life and everything in between, we follow Dad, Charlie, Mum and Sam through the turmoil and happiness of growing up.CastDad | Paddy StockwellCharlie | Angus GordonMum | Shona WilbySam | Emily ButterfieldWritten and Directed by | Michael BrycesonProduced by | Yagmur BayerExecutive Produced by | Thea Roycefacebook.com/collision.theatre.uominstagram.com/collision_theatre/tiktok.com/@collision_theatre

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New writing, Tragi-comedy, LGBTQ+, Drama, Theatre, Historical - Edinburgh Fringe

La Bella

An unsure artist, incongruent in high-class society, and a young bride, delivered to a new city, are thrown together to create something beautiful for the people that control them. What they end up producing is a delicate all-consuming relationship that will prove to be the most important of their lives. Inspired by the friendship between famed Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli and his model and muse Simonetta Vespucci. Their story is told through vignettes of the brief time they spend together in the artist’s studio before the deadly poison of the outside seeps in through cracks in the door.Created, Written and Directed by I Abby GreenhalghCreative Consultant I Julia KennerlyExecutive Produced by I Alannah O’HareProduced by I Jasmine StarbuckThanks to I Durham University Classical Theatre Company, Durham University Performing Arts, Suffragette Theatre Companyinstagram.com/suffragettetheatrecompany/facebook.com/La Bella

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Solo show, International, Music, Theatre, Political, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Lie With Me

In their daring debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, Glossy Pain take the audience to bed. How can we be vulnerable with each other, when the world around us demands us to be hard? Creating a space of intimacy, this is a provocative exploration of sexual desires and the lies that shape them. Teasing and tormenting both herself and the audience, Riah Knight questions the authenticity of performance, seeking answers from religious and mythical figures with humour and introspection. Featuring original music, this English-language solo promises to ignite discussion. Come lie with us!Written and Performed by | Riah KnightWritten by | Katharina Stoll, Angelika SchmidtComposed by | Riah KnightDirected by | Katharina StollDramaturgy | Angelika SchmidtCostume by | Wicke NaujoksProduction by | Jack Willenbacherfacebook.com/glossypaininstagram.com/glossy_pain/

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Physical theatre, New writing, Transcultural, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Picasso 2033

Set in a future where AI has gradually replaced human beings in the field of art, Picasso 2033 reflects on the future of art through the story of AI-drawing-trainer “Mr Satisfaction”. Returning to the house where he once lived with his mother, his memories are awakened by seeing her unfinished painting, created in her later years, when she was suffering from Alzheimer’s. His exploration of the protagonist in the painting leads to a deep reflection on the nature of art and AI, and on where the identity and creativity of human beings is headed.Written and Directed by | Keyuan ZhangComposition | Zixuan SuMedia design | Huimo ZhangProduced by | Yahan Xue ,Liyun Wuchu

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Contemporary, New writing, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

100% My Type On Paper

Sammy and Clyde are on their first date. It’s cute. It’s awkward. It’s bad jokes and forced laughter. Sweaty hands and wondering who gets the next round. It’s 'I really want to kiss her' and 'I hope he doesn’t try to kiss me'. It’s excruciating, but that’s a first date, right? As Sammy and Clyde get to know each other again, and again, their reality slowly falls to pieces. Missed jokes become hilarious one-liners. Awkward silences become witty repartee. The customers become an audience. Everyone starts watching – and Sammy and Clyde? They become disposable.CastClyde | Benjamin OliveiraSammy | Evie MeadowsThe Producer | Joshua HoganWritten by | Lola AnnesleyDirected by | Olive Bown, Ivo Beatty and Alice AllenProduced by | Benjamin OliveiraThanks | Barnaby Rothschildinstagram.com/drop.dead.theatre/

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Physical theatre, Thriller, New writing, Classic text, Theatre, Horror - Edinburgh Fringe

Dracula

A bold stylised new production of Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece. The classic dark tale of Dracula’s sinister seduction and descent awakens fear and fascination in this thrilling drama, that combines daring ensemble movement and an original score. This visceral atmospheric horror is brought to Edinburgh by KCS Theatre Co, who have established themselves as a Fringe favourite, celebrated for their fearless theatrical storytelling and sparkling talent.'this adaptation is one of the best' Brian Merriman, No More Workhorse, on Dorian'A mini masterpiece!' ***** The Real Chrisparkle, on DorianThe Company | Caitlin Costello, Milo Darley, Grace Davidson, Lev Dormidontov, Noah Gupta-Wright, Saahan Kapoor, Barney Lewis, Laura Lovell, Izzy Sermon, Alex Silverwood-Cope, Nicholas Steinmeyer, Benjamin Stockil, Jack Thomas, Tait Walsingham, Isabella WhiteComposition by | Tom Constantinou-Hickman and Rejects CollectiveDirected by | Davina BarronMovement Directors | Harriet Feeny and Francois LeComteProduction Designer | Jo HowcroftCostume Designer and Stage Manager | Bea CramerLighting Design | Kit ChowSound Design | Tom Constantinou-Hickman and Angus HawkingsPublicity Design | Brent RothProduction Administrator | Phene JonesTrip Supervisors | Tirzah Barwick-Ward and James DawsonThanks | Dr Anne Cotton & King's College School Wimbledon for their incredible support.facebook.com/KCSTheatreCoinstagram.com/kcstheatreco/

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Immersive, Experimental, Theatre, Social commentary, Storytelling, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

I Am, Other

This immersive family drama, about an older relative’s act of aggression towards a biracial child, actively investigates white privilege, judgement, identity and bias. I Am, Other invites the audience, through interactive engagement, to explore why it is not okay to be different. Spectators become participants in shaping the lens through which they see the world. At the beginning they are presented with a scenario and a point of view, then guided through gamified scenes, and asked to reflect on the event's repercussions. After a replay of the initial scenario, has their viewpoint changed? Q&A after performance.Created by | Adipat Virdi

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Contemporary, Theatre, Devised, Dance, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Negare

This choreographic solo immerses us in the quirky and poetic universe of a character who plays with his identity, transforming it to align with his wishes, fears, and dreams. Through the journey into the various aspects of identity transformation, Negare challenges the audience’s preconceptions, provokes thought about the impact of others’ perceptions, and delves deeply into the dynamics of denial and self-acceptance. It’s a thought-provoking work that encourages contemplation about the essence of individual and shared identity, showcased through the absurdity and authenticity of this character.Performed by | Alexandre LipauxCreated and Choreographed by | Giovanni ZazzeraLighting Design by | Jef MettenMask creation by | Delphine BardotProduced by | Z Art ASBLProduction Manager | Léa WiplierTour manager | Baptiste HilbertThanks | Ministère de la culture du Luxembourg (LU), Art Council KulturLX (LU), TROIS C-L / Maison pour la danse (LU), Koplabunz asbl (LU), Fondation Indépendance BIL (LU), Jojo-Oulu Dance Center (FIN), Batiment IV (LU).www.zartdance.com/news-and-projects/facebook.com/zartdanceinstagram.com/zartdance/

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Contemporary, Ensemble piece, Theatre, Devised, Post-modern, Social commentary - Edinburgh Fringe

Things We Will Miss

A collage style devised work exploring the (potential) collapse of the Anthropocene, this personal meditation on the climate crisis explores the beauty and inevitability of impermanence. Born from the debris of late-stage capitalism, Things We Will Miss features performers in disparate roles, including an amateur astronomer, a park ranger, mythological prophet Cassandra, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and ultimately, themselves. Driven by image, light, and sound rather than linear narrative, it viscerally explores the grief and beauty, the horror and hope inherent in being alive in this very moment.Directed by | Emily K. HarrisonCreative team | Savanna Arellano, Jess Buttery, Juliet Davidson, Leslie De La Rosa, Rosie Glasscock, Del Gonzales, Emily K. Harrison, Nathaniel Klein, and Emma Miller, Mer Moraleswww.squareproducttheatre.orgfacebook.com/sqproductinstagram.com/sqproduct/

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Musicals and Opera, International, Classical, Opera, Traditional, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Legend of the White Snake

The female snake spirit Bai Suzhen longs to be human. Her wish is granted, and she falls in love with a young man, Xu Xian. However their marriage and life together is not without challenges. A thousand-year-old story about the power of love in the face of adversity, performed with live music, and the colourful costumes, exotic make-up and subtle movements of traditional Kunqu opera, an ancient art form rarely performed in the west. Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre strives to share Kunqu Opera with world. Sung in Chinese, with English surtitles.Performed by | Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre with Asian Arts Global

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Contemporary, Dark comedy, Absurdist, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Hangman

Two killers. One system. What happens when a prison executioner traumatised by the nature of his job has a chance encounter with a sadistic serial killer? Combining dark comedy and absurdist theatre, Hangman challenges the moral compass of the audience and explores themes of guilt, redemption, and the human psyche. Should the death penalty be abolished? Should executing people ever be considered an occupation? As the play delves deep into the psyche of two killers myriad philosophical questions will leave audiences on the edge of their seats, craving for more, and contemplating long after the curtains close.Directed and Produced by | Pooja Punniyamoorthyavanttheatre.comfacebook.com/avanttheatreinstagram.com/avanttheatreandlanguage/

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New writing, Literary, Classic text, Drama, Theatre, Historical - Edinburgh Fringe

/ and Her

The infamous words added by King Edward VI to his last will and testament ‘/ and her’ unexpectedly thrust the 15-year-old Jane Grey onto the throne of England for a mere 9 days. Yet, amidst the annals of history, her cousin of equal age, Jane Lumley, remains largely obscure. However, Lumley is the authoress of the earliest known English translation of Iphigenia at Aulis, a play about the martyrdom of a young girl to her state. Join us as we delve into the power of language to redefine destinies in the midst of England's turbulent religious revolution.Written and Directed by | Jennifer GroberProduction Manager | Anne Whitakerinstagram.com/_andher.play/

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Musicals and Opera, Vocal, Cabaret, Theatre, Jazz, Swing, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Sinatra: Raw

After sell-out runs in London, New York and LA, Richard Shelton’s masterful, critically acclaimed, multi award-winning show returns to reveal the man behind the myth. Described as world’s best interpreter of Sinatra. ‘Phenomenal’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘A must-see’ (Times).Written and performed by | Richard SheltonPresented by | Andy Jordan Productionswww.andyjordanproductions.co.uk

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Contemporary, Punk, Dark comedy, Absurdist, LGBTQ+, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

How Dead Am I?

Late at night at the corner store, your card got declined again. The fluorescent lights are blinking on and off. When you go for the door, it has disappeared. What happens when strangers are forced to connect? What if some of them are supposed to have passed on, but got stuck? A searingly honest commentary on the absurdity of existence, how we judge the strangers around us, and how much we need each other. An original devised show, incorporating principles of repetition and movement.CastTheodora ContinCaroline KarlsenMagdalena WeitgasserChia-Yi ChanIsabel HeesJillian PattersonDany Van BrabantCo directed by | Nicole PalombaThanksEast 15, Nicole Palomba, Robin Sneller, Marcin Rudy, Dr. Christina Kapadocha, Juliet Chambers-Coe, Giaele Mattioliinstagram.com/howdeadami/

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International, Classical, Cabaret, Theatre, Social commentary, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Ulysses in Babel

How We Sound. Who We Are. What We Have to Say. This journey, inspired by the myth of Ulysses: suspended between heaven and hell, sentenced here to the Tower of Babel. Different accents and languages – what a feast for the ear and mind! And in Britain, they carry extra baggage: Class! So how can a foreigner resist the temptation to have a go? From the “upper-class twit” to the quintessentially English head-tilt, a bit of socially acceptable (and only vaguely Marxist) swearing and fun will be had by all! Come get lost in translation!Created and Performed by | Vivian Allvinwww.vivianallvin.com/ulysses-in-babel

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Spoken word, In conversation, Verbatim, Devised, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

An Audience with Marvin Herbert

Hear the incredible real-life stories of Marvin, and others who have faced challenges and turned their lives around. Find out why a near-death experience led him to turn his back on his criminal past, and what motivated him to become the reformed person he is today. Now working as a crime-prevention activist, his motivational talks aim to reduce re-offending by inspiring youth and changing lives. With guest interviewees whose lives have involved challenge, change, change and transformation. Followed by a no-holds-barred Q&A.Hosted by | Marvin Herbertwww.themarvinherbert.comfacebook.com/MrMarvinHerbertNew/ tiktok.com/@mrmarvinherbert

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Musicals and Opera, Universal, Musical theatre, Devised, Modern, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Funeral for a Dog

A musical storytelling experience that tells the larger than life story of a dog who lived a very long time. Audience members are invited to a event similar to a real funeral, but get to watch and participate in the telling of this dog and his owner's life: nearly escaping trains, weathering storms, falling in love… Hear the miraculous account of a good dog, told through storytelling and song, and confront what it means to truly live. Funeral for a Dog is show that is a little haunting, containing a lot of humour, coated in hope.CastBridgette KinsellaRyan GerberdingGideon KlapowWritten and Performed | Emma HarlowWritten and Directed by | Ciera Miller

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Contemporary, Fusion, Electronica, Music, Flamenco, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Flamenco-Electro

Unveiling a world-first live show of its kind! Prepare to be mesmerised by a captivating journey from the roots of traditional flamenco, through progressive flamenco to the cutting-edge realms of modern flamenco and electronica. Join acclaimed flamenco guitarist Mike Rizk as he artfully weaves together a tapestry of sound, using samples, synthesisers, loopers, drum machines, percussion, and the soul-stirring techniques of flamenco guitar. Featuring a dynamic ensemble of musicians, dancers and vocals this show is a must-see for those who relish the art of blending tradition with innovation. Revel in the intricate rhythms and transformative energy that define Flamenco-Electro!Performed by | MIke Rizk, Peter Micos, Michael HewettThis production is Pay What You Want. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay to reserve a place in advance, or turn up at the venue to see the show without a ticket if space is available. If you did not buy a ticket, or wish to give more, you will be able to give donations towards the production’s budget after the performance.www.mikerizk.com/https://www.instagram.com/mikerizk_mrstudion

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Faction, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Political, Tragedy - Edinburgh Fringe

September 11, 1973: The Day Salvador Allende Died

September 11, 1973. A US-backed coup led by General Augusto Pinochet will oust Chile’s democratically-elected president. Allende died by suicide in the palace that day. The play focuses on the final hours of Salvador Allende’s life. Pinochet is hell-bent on ousting Allende and eliminating his supporters. The chips are down and there is no time to spare. As Allende anxiously considers his options, he’s challenged by a mysterious man to play the final chess game of his life. A compelling, relentless and daring play, freely based on facts.CastPresident Salvador Allende | Dan Owen
Agent D | Richard Tanenbaum
Written by | Luigi LaraiaDirected by | Pablo AndradeAssistant Director | Gemma IbarraMusic composed by | Mike GohakiProducer | Margaret JohnsonProduced by | LakeArts Foundationwww.lakeartsfoundation.org/

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Musicals and Opera, Verbatim, Music, Theatre, Historical, Choral - Edinburgh Fringe

Dreams of Peace and Freedom

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe as the 75th anniversary of ECHR approaches, this widely-acclaimed performance with a backdrop of archive film explores the birth of modern human rights after World War II through the eyes of Nuremberg prosecutor and ECHR champion, David Maxwell Fyfe. His words intertwine with Sue Casson’s original and ethereal musical settings of the poets who inspired him on his journey along his mythical stream of natural law from Nuremberg to Strasbourg.One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard… Sublime. A secular hymn for humanity’ (MusicalTalk.com).‘A very necessary story…. Brilliantly performed’ (Derek Awards).Conceived and directed by | Tom BlackmoreMusical settings by | Sue CassonCastDavid Maxwell Fyfe | Robert BlackmoreSylvia Maxwell Fyfe | Lily CassonNarrator | Sue CassonSung by Lily and Sue CassonViolin | Mary YoungCello | Fraser BowlesPiano | Sue CassonProjectionsStills | Lily Casson BlackmoreVideo | Robert BlackmoreEdited by Robert and Tom Blackmorewww.englishcabaret.co.ukwww.facebook.com/EnglishCabaretwww.instagram.com/officialthint/

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Cabaret and Variety, Musicals and Opera, Vocal, Theatre, Jazz, Swing, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Sinatra & Me

After global sell-outs in London, New York, Los Angeles, the show returns! Sinatra and Shelton’s lives are linked by incredible music and synchronicity. Proclaimed the world’s leading dramatic interpreter of Frank Sinatra’s music. ‘Dazzlingly entertaining’ (WestEndWilma.com).Written and performed by | Richard SheltonPresented by | Andy Jordan Productionswww.andyjordanproductions.co.uk

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New writing, Ensemble piece, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Burning

The year is 1895. Bridget’s husband, Michael, is claiming that she’s been replaced by a changeling, silently swapped in the middle of the night. Are his attempts to cure her, force-feeding her herbal concoctions until the supposed magic is gone with the help of other male relatives, rooted in faery-lore or an exercise in marital control? When Michael drenches Bridget in gasoline and sets her alight something dark within the men of the village is awoken. Set against a backdrop of folklore, religion and rural Ireland, The Burning plaits together the institution of marriage, misogyny and burning desire.Peformed by | MCS DramaWritten and Directed by | Lauren CarterProduced by | Leah O'Grady

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Musicals and Opera, New writing, Ensemble piece, Drama, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Swing Heil

Hamburg, 1943. At the height of the allied bombing, teenagers living under Nazi rule defy the regime by dancing to banned jazz music in a secret underground bunker. When dangerous political pamphlets start to circulate, these Swing Kids need to decide just what it means to be free, and whether they should stand up to the Nazis more actively. Swing Heil was the phrase used by real White Rose activists in resistance to the Nazi regime.‘Inevitably invites comparison with Cabaret. Remarkably the show holds up very well against so mighty a prototype’ (Oxford Times).Peformed by | MCS DramaWritten and Directed by | Alex ThomasProduced by | Leah O'Grady

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Satire, Comedy, Tragi-comedy, Drama, Theatre, Adaptation - Edinburgh Fringe

Art

Serge has bought a painting. Five foot by four. White. And if you look closely you can see some thin white diagonal lines. Serge thinks it's brilliant. Marc disagrees. Yvan isn’t sure. French author Yasmina Reza's enduring psychological deep-dive is given a concise new rendering in a minimalist setting, shining a spotlight onto the fickle foundations of friendship, marriage, and self-perception, and what it takes to be truly representative of the current time. From Oxford University's Clarendon Productions:‘Impeccable and immersive’ (Cherwell.org).‘Excellent… amazing… shining’ (WildRoseAndPearls.com).Performed and Produced by | Susie WeidmannProduced by | Lucas Angeliinstagram.com/clarendonproductions/

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Contemporary, Performance art, Drama, Spiritual, Interactive, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Weaving Me, Weaving Mum

This immersive, up-close dance experience delves into the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, self-discovery, and healing from maternal trauma. Featuring stunning original knitted installations and costumes that may be touched the show is performed by an all-female dance ensemble with dual leads. Weaving Me, Weaving Mum combines knitting and dance to explore the intricacies of female identity through the lens of real-life experiences of East Asian women seeking a path to self-discovery and reconciliation. Join us on an intimate journey of introspection and transformation.Cast | Jiarong Yu, Yuqiu WangDirected and Written by | Yuqiu WangChoreographed and Produced by | Jiarong YuSet and Costume Design by | Yuqiu WangThanks | Zuqi Dong, The Great Herneverlandspacetheatre.cargo.siteinstagram.com/neverlandspacetheater/tiktok.com/@weavingmeweavingmum

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Verbatim, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Art of Mendacity

How many lies have you told today? The average person lies twice a day – but then, they could be… This is an age of mendacity, where politicians lie, and the media spins half-truths. But Bear Pit Theatre are getting more personal. Because deceit is at the heart of humanity. These are the verbatim accounts of lies that have broken hearts and saved lives, told through physical theatre and puppetry in a glorious carnival of everyday strangeness. 'Hidden Gem’ (FringeReview.co.uk, on How To Be Lost)'.‘Hopeful and uplifting’ *****(EdinburghGuide.com, on Tales of Xenia).The Company | Issy Alexander,Emily Ash, Ivo Burton-Franklin, Lucy Cornwell, Silas De Groose, Izzy Hetherington, Jasper Kyriakoudis, Eddie Luchmun, Lola Milner, Lottie Redfearn, Bella Todd, Isadora Vargas Mafort Marco Vasylechko, Gabriel Ward, Zachary ZearfossDirected by | Jeremy PiperLighting Design | Aleanbh DaveySound Design | Anna GjetnesDesign and Stage Management | Zainab Woodinstagram.com/alleynsdrama/

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Dark comedy, Theatre, Devised, Social commentary, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Kids With Nae Hame

Remember the Kids from Fame? It’s time to meet the Kids with Nae Hame. Experience what it's like to grow up in care in the 1980s. Witness first-hand how they leave care, and adjust to independent living. Moving to present times, the show addresses the effects the care system has had on those who grow up it – and what is can be done to assist the care-experienced community. Created by care-experienced people, with songs from the hit TV series to enjoy. The songs represent a lifeline that help these kids cope with their ever-changing environment.Created by | Geraldine Smithinstagram.com/kidswithnaehame/

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Fantasy, Improv, Comedy, Theatre, Storytelling, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Side Quest

Come merry folk from yonder to craft an original tale with the aid of your Story Master and a sprinkle of imagination. Fill in a character sheet, then watch your creations spring to life as they embark on an epic quest (or go way off track!). Will they fight a dragon? Save a village of pixies? Or get stuck in a dungeon and eat each others' shoes? Anything can happen! Your characters, your locations: their very fate is in your hands. An interactive, unscripted fantasy fun-filled show for all.Cast | Barney Thomas, Geoff Beard, Rhys Hinds, Thomas McGrath, Shannon Greaves, Nicky Hindmarch, Ashley Routh, Tom TurnerArtistic Director and Story Master | Terry Silverfacebook.com/sidequesttroupeinstagram.com/sidequestshow/

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Musicals and Opera, Musical theatre, Music, Historical, Variety, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

The Musical Theatre Story: The Golden Age of Musical Theatre

A journey through the golden age of musical theatre. Featuring songs from Mary Poppins, Oliver! The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Singin’ in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, On the Town!, The King and I, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang… and many more! With songs from over thirty golden age Broadway and West End classics, this show offers something for everyone, whatever your musical theatre taste! Following a successful London debut, this incredible musical adventure comes to the Fringe, featuring performers from the West End and national tours.Created and Produced by | Chris Dilley and Sarah PrydePerformed by | Chris Dilley, Sarah Pryde, Rachael Bailey-Bird, Alex HancockLighting and Sound | Charlie GoochProduction Assistant | Niamh Churchwww.performintpro.co.ukfacebook.com/PerformersIProductionsinstagram.com/piproductions2018/

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New writing, Classical, Theatre, Devised, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Gaudi: God’s Architect

Genius? Madman? Saint? As the 100th anniversary of the death of internationally renowned visionary architect Antoni Gaudí approaches, alongside the anticipated completion of his most famous work, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, AGAP Theatre returns to the Fringe with this vibrant new multimedia drama that tells his story, exploding with colour and creativity, encouraging us to make the most of every moment. Written and directed by Stephen Callaghan with the production team of their 2023 hit show Oggie! Oggie! Oggie!.'the man who tackles faith-based themes head-on… with sincerity and relatable passion' (BroadwayBaby.com),‘Top class!' (MumbleComedy.net).Cast | Stephen Callaghan, Russell Wheeler, Jacqueline GlencorseWritten and Directed by | Stephen CallaghanTechnical Director | Zachary O'NeillStage Manager | Niamh O'Donnellfacebook.com/agapglasgowinstagram.com/agapglasgow

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Musicals and Opera, Musical theatre, Music, Historical, Variety, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

The Musical Theatre Story: The Magic of the Modern Age

A rollercoaster ride through modern and post-modern musicals, rock opera, epics, jukebox theatre and the latest hit shows. Featuring songs from Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, Les Miserables, Phantom, Miss Saigon, Lion King, Rent, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Six, Hamilton… and many more! With songs from over thirty Broadway and West End blockbusters, this show offers something for everyone, whatever your musical theatre taste! Following a successful London debut, this incredible musical adventure comes to the Fringe, featuring performers from the West End and national tours.Created and Produced by | Chris Dilley and Sarah PrydePerformed by | Chris Dilley, Sarah Pryde, Rachael Bailey-Bird, Alex HancockLighting and Sound | Charlie GoochProduction Assistant | Niamh Churchwww.performintpro.co.ukfacebook.com/PerformersIProductionsinstagram.com/piproductions2018/

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New writing, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Philosophical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Ante Beckett

This original one-act comedy by Joel Smith reflects Samuel Beckett's work and themes. It centres on a single Beckett-type character, dealing with his life in the present, within his mother’s womb, and the one he is preparing to face in the vast world beyond. Apart from his struggles with the idea of his existence, he is forced to confront the overbearing presence of his mother and the constant clamour of the outside world, of which he is soon to be part of. Written and performed in the playful rhythm and style that is synonymous with Beckett's plays.Performed by | Paddy McEneaneyWritten by | Joel SmithDirected by | John CartySet and Costume Design by | Eniko HegyiLighting Design by | Michael CumminsSound Design by | Joe HuntMedia Design by | Talie MauProduced by | Paddy McEneaneyAssociate Producer | Brendan MurrayStage Manager and Technician | Jonas DellowThanks | The Board of Exit Does Theatre, The Staff of the Glens Centre, The Staff of ‘The Rainbow Ballroom’, Dylan McGloin, Ellie McGowan and Jay Ryanfacebook.com/exitdoestheatreinstagram.com/exitdoestheatre/

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Performance art, Electronica, Experimental, Music, Political, Film - Edinburgh Fringe

The End of the Times?

A phantasmagorical imagining of our possible future, confronting the big problems facing the world in which we live: war, hunger, artificial intelligence. With a collection of technical effects, a solo live musician creates his own original wall of sound. Drawing inspiration from artists like Orbital and the Chemical Brothers, this uplifting experience has a serious message. A tribute to the poorest on the planet, to the children who suffer in conflict and to the flora and fauna of our ecosystem. In aid of the International Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Free DVD.Created and Performed by | Henry DavisThis production is Pay What You Want. You can the ticket price you prefer to pay to reserve a place in advance, or turn up at the venue to see the show without a ticket if space is available. You will be able to give donations to the production in lieu of ticket sales after the after the performance.youtube.com/@solotronik1 Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Performance art, Corporeal mime, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

A Dangerous Whim

A joker assembles a foursome for a game of cards. But the game is not what it seems, and nor are the players, who may turn out to be figments of the joker’s sinister imagination. If there were a story its moral would be: beware what you imagine – it may come back to bite you. A Dangerous Whim is fifteen minutes of cinematic poetry. Through stylised acting, surreal videography, and a quirky soundscape of music, voice and noise it conjures up a strangely compelling world of beauty and suspense.A new short non-verbal piece from tarinainanika, creators of Tokyo Fugue and The Same Boat, also showing on C ARTS.www.tarinainanika.comwww.facebook.com/tarinainanikawww.instagram.com/tarinainanika Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Site-specific, Immersive, Audio play, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

A Little Drape of Heaven

A precious and unique sari awaits the presence of a boy to pull it out of the wardrobe and drape it on his shoulders. In the meantime, the sari shares secrets with anyone who cares to hold it close to their heart.To listen to this piece: go to your closet, find a piece of clothing to hold close, and press play… 'This lyrical work elicits the perfect amount of warmth needed during a chilly winter night' (Jose Solís, New York Times).This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based, immersive, multi-sensory, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled, touched, and tasted as well as seen and heard. Created by Mahesh Dattani, performed by Swati Das.www.ThisIsNotATheatreCompany.comwww.facebook.com/thisisnotatheatrecompanywww.instagram.con/thisisnotatheatrecompany/ Watch Company Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Music, Theatre, Adaptation, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

A Many-Splendoured Thing

Inspired by the story of Hong Kong renowned novelist Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City, A Many-Splendoured Thing explores between a man and a woman in a turbulent era through movement with dance. The affectionate sound design brings the performance to a poetic and sentimental level. A Many-Splendoured Thing is directed by renowned theatre director and scenographer Alex Tam, also serves as the production’s creator and production designer. Alex’s works are composed of different theatrical elements which come together to create poetic imagery.www.theatreronin.com.hkwww.facebook.com/TheatreRoninwww.instagram.com/theatreronin/ Watch Trailer

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Musicals and Opera, Epic, Musical theatre, Classic story, Adaptation, Storytelling - Brighton Fringe

A Night To Remember

The Christmas story, Broadway-style. You’ll be startled by Roman soldiers, witness the oppression of the Jewish people, be in awe of the Wise Men’s lavish costumes, hear yodelling shepherds, and learn to love the hilarious Herod the Great – all in 60 minutes! ‘I was completely blown away. I came not expecting that at all’ (Audience review). ‘The music, the sound, the singing, the whole production was beautiful. It was really lovely’ (Audience review). ‘I think it was wonderful. The whole play was great. Gets you in the Christmas spirit and shows you what it’s all about’ (Audience review).CastMother, Herod’s Cheeky Girl, Singing Angel | Ava BraticTownsperson, Singing Angel, Lounge Singer | Brooke BrownPharisee Father, Herod’s Singer, Shepherd | Chad CarffMary, Dancing Angel | Rose CarffManger Assistant, Student, Frankincense Girl, Dancing Angel | Isa CervantesShopper, Herod’s Fan Girl | Emily DeWoodyShopper, Herod’s Fan Girl, Dancing Angel | Mya DeWoodyTeacher, Herod’s Cheeky Girl, Singing Angel | Charissa DomizioliStreet Lady, Townsperson, Midwife, Gabriel | Lisa FarrallRoller-skater, Teacher, Herod’s Cheeky Girl, Shepherd | Lisa Hartley HillStreet Vendor, Tax Collector, Innkeeper | Guy HoenigTownsperson, Angel | Cindy IngrahamWise Men Entourage, Dancing Angel | Allison KervinTaxpaying Townsperson, Wise Man, Dancing Angel | Kim LauerShopper, Townsperson, Herod’s Cheeky Girl, Singing Angel | Laura LeeRock Thrower, Student, Wise Men Entourage | Nathan LeeRoman Centurion, Wise Man | Peter McCharlesTownsperson, Angel Dancer | Deborah MillerRoman Guard, Herod’s Guard | Jeff MillerManger Builder, Pharisee, Herod’s Singer, Shepherd | Colin PattersonJoseph, Herod, Narrator | James Arthur PattersonShopper, Narrator, Shepherd Wendy PattersonTownsperson, Sceptre-holder, Dancing Angel | Blakely PostonRoller-skater, Pharisee, Herod’s Singer, Shepherd | Austin RiosTownsperson, Angel | Jana RochetteRoman Soldier, Tax Collector Guard, Wise Man | Doug RothenbushShopper, Wise Men Entourage, Angel Dancer | Jenna RothenbushRoman Soldier, Pharisee, Shepherd | Joel ShugarsRoller-skater, Wise Men Entourage, Dancing Angel | Aiyana SivakDancing Angel | Amy SivakTownsperson, Dancing Angel | Susan SmithTownsperson, Dancing Shepherd | Aly Van IderstineTownsperson, Student, Wise Men Entourage, Dancing Angel | Brea WilkinsTownsperson, Wise Men Entourage Dancing Angel | Marla WilkinsComposed and Directed by | James Arthur PattersonChoreography by | Carina Torres-Brown, Haley Arnold, Deborah Miller, Susan Smith, Amy Sivak, and Wendy PattersonSet and Prop Design and Construction | James Arthur Patterson, Colin PattersonProduced by | Wendy PattersonStage Manager | Ian PattersonAdministration | Wendy Patterson‘Impact’ written by Eliza Vladescu, Ron Boehme, Doug Rothenbush and Wendy Pattersonwww.heartandsoulproducers.comwww.facebook.com/heartandsoulproducerswww.instagram.com/heartandsoulproducers/ Watch TrailerWatch Preview

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Solo show, Contemporary, Universal, Dance, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

A Perfect Day

Set to excerpts of Glenn Gould’s rendition of Bach’s Two and Three Part Inventions, and accompanied by a luminous sound design by John Gzowski, A Perfect Day speaks to Laurence Lemieux’s relationship to dance over time, and her sense of self within it. Through a series of intimate solos, the work follows the performer as she recollects her past and grapples with the current urgency of the moment to share human emotion with an audience. Serves as a reflection on the importance of artistic practice as a daily occurrence, and the renewal of its purpose post-pandemic.Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.www.citadelcie.comwww.facebook.com/citadelciewww.instagram.com/citadelcie_/ Watch TrailerWatch Preview

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Contemporary, Satire, Transcultural, Absurdist, LGBTQ+, Theatre - Annual Programme

A Sip With Vodka: A Russian Guide to Becoming a Real Housewife and Making it in America

Hilarious and heartfelt story about a Russian immigrant named Natasha who moves with her son to NYC in the hopes of becoming a Real Housewife and cabaret star. Along her journey, she meets a lonely Manhattan dweller named Lyle (Tai LeClaire from Peacock’s Rutherford Falls) and crashes at his apartment. Natasha discovers that fame and happiness might look a little different than she anticipated… Features iconic Real Housewives played by Thorgy Thor and Phi Phi Ohara/Jaremi Carey from Ru Paul's Drag Race.www.asipwithvodka.comwww.facebook.com/asipwithvodkawww.instagram.com/asipwithvodka Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Multimedia, Social commentary, Dance, True-life, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Ama-Perlentaucherin

Ama, a female free-diver, hunts for shells unencumbered by diving equipment. This piece focuses on the 3,000-year-old culture of free-diving in Japan, now threatened by climate change. and and asks us questions. In a time when the climate emergency and oceanic pollution are major issues. Yoriko Maeno Tanztheater’s piece shows the life of the free-divers and their communion with nature – through dance, 360º video projection, and music composed by Thorsten Quaeschning (director of Tangerine Dream). Owing to the pandemic, the work is presented online as a 360° film. Here you will experience new sensations which can be only found through digital technology.www.yorikomaeno.comwww.facebook.com/yoriko.maenowww.instagram.com/yorikomaeno_dance/ Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Contemporary, Performance art, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Antennae

A pandemic-induced trip down memory lane, featuring puppets and a treatise on The Sopranos, is put into hyperspeed when a gender non-conforming praying mantis named E appears in Kelsey’s study. This leads her down a path of discovery of the patterns that shaped who she thinks she is. Before going further, she must uncover a truth she might not be willing to face – at least, not on her own… This piece leans into the voyeuristic nature of Zoom performances, explores the binaries we occupy, and asks how we can leap past old behaviours into the possibilities of the unknown.www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participantswww.instagram.com/kelseysiepser/ Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Physical theatre, Spoken word, Solo show, Comedy, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Being Frank

Actor, impersonator, and song-and-dance man Frank Moran celebrates the characters of the Marx brothers as he dexterously weaves their lives into his own. A real ‘New York story,’ Moran spins a rollicking tale of his younger self and all his heroes, including his working-class family, the Broadway greats, and – of course – Groucho Marx. Riddled with stories both comic and tragic, Moran dances, literally, between the comic and the tragic, as he discovers how powerful wearing all these different masks has really become.www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participantswww.facebook.com/frankmoran11www.instagram.com/realfrankmoran/www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh8DpbQxDBxDU9URn9I8Tw Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Solo show, Comedy, Theatre, Social commentary, True-life, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies

1939: Bette returns home knowing she’s to lose, as the press leaked the Oscar winners. Bette takes us on a bumpy ride, as the tenacious actress fights her way to the top. Witness Bette triumph over misogyny, to win roles and compensation on par with male counterparts. Through conversations with her mother, her friendship with Olivia de Havilland, her four failed marriages and her feelings of regret about her groundbreaking court case, we experience Bette’s most defining moments; Bette at her most vulnerable. See what happens when someone who always wins… loses. ‘Magnificently witty’ (List).www.BetteDavisAintForSissies.comwww.facebook.com/jessica.sherr.5www.instagram.com/bettedavisaintforsissies Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Epic, Theatre, Historical, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Bogumer (or Children of Lunacharski)

The Trial of God, Moscow, 1919, and subsequent execution: the search for one’s own identity, the dynamics of power, and the methods by which we are manipulated by the state. Through dance, theatre and humour, we talk about power and the search for referents when God is dead. inclusive, intergenerational, humorous poetic, compelling, dance-theatre epic. Created by professional performers and performers of diverse abilities. directed by Vero Cendoya and Israel Solà, director of the company La Calòrica. Nominated for Spanish MAX awards for best choreography, best show and best original music. Winner of the Derek Award for Best Physical Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021.www.verocendoya.com/bogumer-or-children-of-lunacharskiwww.facebook.com/ciaverocendoyawww.instagram.com/ciaverocendoya Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Solo show, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Boy Crazy Psycho Slut

Like all women, Jo has been called her fair share of things, many not so flattering. She reflects on the labels society has given her from ages 5 to 50, deciding which to accept, and which to jettison like yesterday’s fish. Equal parts comedic and heart-wrenching, this show is meant for anyone who wonders who they are, enjoys pop culture, has sought love, has been a teenager, is worried about ageing, or likes the Ramones (you’ll need to see it to understand). The stories in this show may be fully true, untrue, or something in-between.www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participantswww.facebook.com/dellapinawww.instagram.com/dellapina/www.vimeo.com/dellapina Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Solo show, Music, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Call Mr Robeson – A life, with songs

One of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force. When Paul Robeson, actor, singer and civil rights campaigner gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor, harassed, and denied opportunities. This rollercoaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic activism led many to see him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement. Features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), speeches, and Robeson’s spectacularly defiant testimony to the Un-American Activities Committee. **** ‘First-rate’ (Guardian).www.tayoalukoandfriends.comwww.callmrrobeson.co.ukwww.facebook.com/TayoAlukoandFriendswww.facebook.com/callmrrobesonwww.instagram.com/tayoalukoinliverpool/ Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Futuristic, Dystopian, Theatre, Social commentary, Political - Annual Programme

Capital Heights

A contemporary response to J G Ballard’s blistering dystopian novel High Rise. A totally compelling and heartbreaking distillation of young people’s fury about the state of the world they have inherited and the rapidly escalating housing crisis. Award-winning artists Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari were invited by Arts University Bournemouth to devise a show with final year acting students. The University responded to the strict Covid restrictions by commissioning a series of artists to make digital work with their students that was innovative and original and could not be experienced any other way. Recorded live from the UK, Croatia and India.www.nigelandlouise.com Watch Trailer

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Cabaret and Variety, Vocal, Musical theatre, Cabaret, Storytelling, Acoustic - Annual Programme

Chansons: Songs and Stories from Piaf, Brel and Me

Bienvenue to Chansons, the musical intercultural cabaret. ‘Soul-touching’ stories performed in ‘brilliant showmanship’ (Audience Reviews) about life and passion, from Ne me quitte pas (Brel) to Milord (Piaf). Live life the French way. Experience the joie de vivre. Created by the award-winning musical theatre actress Stefanie Rummel. Spoken in English, and sung in French, English. Accompanied by Bogdan Pieleanu, Tom Schlueter, Bob Egan and Vignir Þór Stefánsson. This piece inspires our own lives by looking at other cultures. As seen in theatres and cabarets in France, Germany, Iceland, Finland, US. ‘Great chansons... passionate feelings’ (Rheingauer Echo). ‘Quality, legendary songs with the deep meanings attached give gift of genuine benefit. As an educational music tour… anywhere’ Dall Wilson. ‘Rummel’s voice is outstanding… real moments of joie de vivre’ **** (TheReviewHub.com). ‘Fascinating’ **** (LondonTheatre1.com). Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season. www.stefanierummel.comwww.chansons.showwww.facebook.com/RummelShowswww.facebook.com/CHANSONS.showwww.instagram.com/stefanierummel1/ Watch TrailerWatch Highlights TrailerWatch Interview TrailerWatch Preview

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Contemporary, Site-specific, Visual art, Performance art, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Clay on Skin

A videographic tour inside Museo de la Cencillería, Mexico, where four bodies in action generate the entire path of the piece. One of them is the viewer who, through the camera's point of view, lets us contemplate art itself, and the dancers in motion. Original idea by Marlene Coronel, with cinematography by Erik Jonguitud and original score by Alejandro Preisser, performed by dancers Tiffany Orozco, Bryant Pineda, Marlene Coronel.www.hekatombe.orgwww.facebook.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/marlene.ctzwww.instagram.com/bryantpinet Watch Trailer

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Vocal, Electronica, Music, Social commentary, Pop, Alternative - Annual Programme

Crisàlide: Donallop live in concert

The twenty-first century has seen the rise of a chrysalis society in continuous and accelerated transformation, from which a new consciousness emerges to face the future, and not-so-future challenges of humanity, climate and environment. Donallop are the Majorcan duo Pere Bestard and Joana Pol, who perform as a trio with drummer Josep Servera. Their music fuses pop minimalism and poetic prose, and explores the textures of trap, the rhythms of house and the beat of slowcore. Experience isolation, detention and courage in modern society. Recorded live at the Teatre Principal, Palma. ‘Compositional inspiration’ (El Temps). ‘Undeniably beautiful’ (Mondo Sonoro).www.donallop.comwww.facebook.com/DONALLOPbandwww.instagram.com/donallop/www.soundcloud.com/donallopofficial Watch Trailer | Dos ditsWatch Trailer | Aubons

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Satire, Comedy, Theatre, Social commentary, True-life, Political - Annual Programme

Dear Donald / Dear Hillary (Their Secret Correspondence)

Elaine Liner’s unapologetically satirical play takes liberties for laughs, with the biographies of famous political rivals Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. What if they’d known each other since the age of eight, assigned to be pen-pals as second-graders? In these heretofore undiscovered personal missives spanning half a century, right up until November 2020, we see their awkward friendship wax and wane in letters that borrow liberally (but not conservatively) from Trump and Clinton’s actual public dialogue. You might be surprised who gets the last word! Watch Trailer #1Watch Trailer #2Watch Letter #1Watch Letter #2Watch Letter #3Watch Letter #4

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Solo show, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Theatre, True-life, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Dickin' Around

What does it take to satiate a heartbroken 20-something homosexual with a penchant for deep-diving into the sensory stimuli he finds along the way? In this hour-long piece, Michael lets us into his private world, and invites us to confront and ruminate on the beautiful, the icky, and the confusing together. This show is about sex. This show is not about sex. This show is for anyone who’s ever felt lost at sea and exhausted themselves swimming to shore. Dive underneath the raunch of this show and you’ll find a universally relatable, tender underbelly.Two versions of this piece are available, the film edition, first shown in April 2022 as part of the Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season on C ARTS, and the theatre edition, first shown at the Hollywood Fringe in June 2022.www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participants Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Cabaret and Variety, Satire, Opera, Historical, Social commentary, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Disenchanted: A Cabaret of Twisted Fairy Tales

Why was the Wolf in Grandma's bed? Did Sleeping Beauty have an opinion on consent? Were the Ugly Sisters’ feet really that big? How does a goose inspire revolution? Find out in this sexy, subversive cabaret. Join vivacious Madame d’Aulnoy in her 17th century Paris salon. Best Show, Newcastle and Dubbo Fringe Festivals, Best 18+ Show, Young-Howze Awards, 2021. ‘so sharp, talented, clever, mesmerising, funny and what a vocal range!’ (Audience Member). ‘Funny, naughty and sharp… magnifique’ (ChuckMooreReviewsAbout.tumblr.com). ‘I didn't know I needed a raunchy, operatic Into The Woods, but I did!’ (RndYoungHowze.tumblr.com).www.elianemorel.com/disenchanted-a-cabaret-of-twisted-fairy-taleswww.facebook.com/DisenchantedACabaretOfTwistedFairyTaleswww.instagram.com/elianedavismorel/ Watch Trailer

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Performance art, Dance theatre, Music, Film, Poetry, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Brighton Fringe

Displaced

The cinematic re-imagining of Akeim Toussaint Buck’s one-man dance theatre piece, Windows of Displacement. This energetic dance-cinema adaptation translates the acclaimed stage piece into a new medium. Featuring kinetic dance and a myriad of location switches, Displaced pushes the boundaries of dance storytelling. This memorable piece uses explosive dance and deep poetic text to tell an untold story from a place of humanity and love, transcending despair and turmoil. A journey of reflection, calling for global change. Created and co-directed by Ashley Karrell, Displaced explores contemporary challenges such as culture, place, race and imperialism.‘A compelling example of how to reimagine theatre and dance in a digital medium to reach a greater audience… Toussaint Buck proposes radical joy and collective action in the face of these forces. This joy reveals itself in quicker, polyrhythmic movements and the communal triumph of the others singing and dancing with him’ (Theatrereview.org.nz)‘This is a beautiful and powerful show… A powerful and positive film which gives a fresh perspective on the depressing mantra that immigrants automatically equal bad’ (LouReviews.blog)Displaced is a deceptively simple piece, mixing the personal with the public to tell a universal story through dance, poetry and film. Visually beautiful’ (WellingtonReviews.co.nz)hrough dance, poetry and film. Visually beautiful’ (WellingtonReviews.co.nz)Written and Performed by | Akeim Toussaint BuckWith | Arthur France MBE, Khadijah Ibrahiim, Pariss Elektra, Azizi Cole, Cleve ‘Rev Chunky’ Freckleton, Solomon Charles-Kelly, Lorina Gumbs, Giovanna Faith Paul, Acacia Paul, Kaya Moore, Cleo Stoute, Chescot Clark, Aida Fofana, Jimmy Cooke, Jordan Marcus, Kadeana Holding, Jessica Holding, Andre Johnson, Jacob Macima, E Wallace, Azhar Miah, Omari Swanston-Jeffers, Ali Akhtar, Wassi, ByramDirected by | Akeim Toussaint Buck and Ashley KarrellCinematography by | James WilliamsEdited by | Ashley KarrellMusic Composition by | Otis JonesSound Design by | Ashley TendekaiSound Recordists | Rob Wingfield and Liam GilchristCostume Design by | Audrey MaeMakeup Design by | Cleo Stoute ArtistryVisual Design by | Akeelah BertramLighting Design by | Matthew RoseProduced by | Ashley KarrellExecutive Producer | Akeim Toussaint Buckwww.toussainttomove.comfacebook.com/ToussaintToMoveinstagram.com/toussainttomove/ Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, LGBTQ+, Blues, Alternative - Annual Programme

Doom and Glitter: A Tribute To Tom Waits

In this laid-back cabaret filled with vocal impersonations, live singing and bluesy banter, drag king Mr Brake Down pays tribute to the wit and wonderment of the iconic Tom Waits. Gloriously odd and experimental, the show takes audiences on a musical journey through some of Waits' seminal works, whilst Brake expounds on just how much a drag king from South Wales might have in common with the California-born performer. Expect to be bemused in a highly enjoyable fashion by a show that must be seen to be believed! Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.mrbrakedownbooking.wixsite.com/mrbrakedown/doom-and-glitterlinktr.ee/mrbrakedownwww.instagram.com/mrbrakedown/www.soundcloud.com/mr-brake-down/heartattack-and-vinewww.soundcloud.com/mr-brake-down/the-piano-has-been-drinkingwww.soundcloud.com/mr-brake-down/grapefruit-moon Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Thriller, Musical theatre, Music, Classic story, Theatre - Annual Programme

Dorian

A striking and stylised imagining of Oscar Wilde’s gothic masterpiece: the picture of Dorian Gray transforms into a malevolent horror as its inspiration remains untouched and beautiful. This supernatural gift begins a dark descent for Dorian as he recklessly pursues pleasure and vice, leaving destruction in his wake. Thrilling drama, daring movement and music combine to bring this visceral new production to life. KCS Theatre Co have established themselves as an Edinburgh Fringe favourite with their unique brand of fearless theatrical storytelling and sparkling talent. ‘Theatre at its most effective’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info).This event will be joining our digital programme soon. Advance bookings for digital viewing are now availablewww.facebook.com/KCSTheatreCowww.instagram.com/kcstheatreco/

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Comedy, Theatre, Devised, Alternative - Annual Programme

Dreamliner

How do individuals react to the same event? To what extent does your life, your mistakes, your hopes and dreams, affect your perception of reality? And do you need a bath to publish a report? Dreamliner is the attempt at answering these questions and more, brought to you by the minds of the Situationalists. Part-written, part-devised, Dreamliner is a surreal exploration of individual experience and the uselessness of British crisis management. Originally performed at the Act II and Homecoming festivals and at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022. See the play that they’re all dreaming about.www.thesituationalists.comwww.instagram.com/thesituationalists23_3/ Watch TrailerWatch Preview

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Verbatim, Music, Historical, Storytelling, Film, Choral, Documentary - Annual Programme

Dreams of Peace and Freedom: The Human’s in the Telling

A powerful combination of film, text, sung and spoken word, exploring the birth of modern human rights, told through the eyes of Nuremberg prosecutor and champion of the ECHR, David Maxwell Fyfe. His words intertwine with Sue Casson’s musical settings of the poets who inspired him on his journey along his stream of natural law. Conceived and performed by members of the next generation of Maxwell Fyfe’s family. ‘Tells a very necessary story of not only an amazing man, but also the hopelessness of man and mankind's hope for the future. Brilliantly performed’ (Derek Awards). ‘Richly layered… celebrates the concept of natural law’ (LouReviews.blog).A companion piece to the staged version of this work, Dreams of Peace and Freedom: The Streams of Natural Law. www.englishcabaret.co.ukwww.facebook.com/EnglishCabaretwww.instagram.com/streamsofnaturallawwww.youtube.com/channel/UCKh0R1gZ6GQ7c_tgs4ebpBgsoundcloud.com/english-cabaret/sets/dreams-of-peace-and-freedomWatch Trailer

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Musicals and Opera, Verbatim, Music, Theatre, Historical, Choral - Annual Programme

Dreams of Peace and Freedom: The Streams of Natural Law

A powerful combination of film, text, and performance exploring the birth of modern human rights, told through the eyes of Nuremberg prosecutor and champion of the ECHR, David Maxwell Fyfe. His words intertwine with Sue Casson’s musical settings of the poets who inspired him on his journey along his stream of natural law. Conceived and performed by members of the next generation of Maxwell Fyfe’s family. ‘Tells a very necessary story of not only an amazing man, but also the hopelessness of man and mankind's hope for the future. Brilliantly performed’ (Derek Awards). ‘Richly layered… celebrates the concept of natural law’ (LouReviews.blog).A companion piece to the film version of this work, Dreams of Peace and Freedom: The Human’s in the Telling.Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.www.englishcabaret.co.ukwww.facebook.com/EnglishCabaretwww.instagram.com/streamsofnaturallawwww.youtube.com/channel/UCKh0R1gZ6GQ7c_tgs4ebpBgsoundcloud.com/english-cabaret/sets/dreams-of-peace-and-freedom Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Universal, New writing, Theatre, True-life, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Finding Magic

Do you believe in magic? Bev does, but after the death of her son Jess she thought she’d never find her magic again. This remarkably uplifting true story of personal survival and triumph shows how she survived her grief and found new hope. Beverley uses storytelling, film, clowning and magic to introduce and demonstrate her new reality of unpredictable triggers, clichés and flashbacks. The audience are invited to share the new-found surreal humour she deploys to find peace after bereavement. Equal parts moving and magical, Finding Magic is a captivating story of loss, longing, love, laughter and solace. Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.www.beverleybishop.com/finding-magicwww.facebook.com/finding_magic_cic Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Music, Traditional, Dance, Flamenco, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Brighton Fringe

Flamencodanza

An inspired, powerful and elegant piece with Flamenco dance and guitar. Aylin Bayaz’s contemporary flamenco dance combines strength, elegance and beauty. Raul Mannola's music draws on Flamenco, Brazilian music and jazz, giving depth and colour. Bayaz’s dance and Mannola’s music fuse together to produce an unique show of beauty and inspiration.‘Flamencodanza is more than just a show – it’s a breathtaking journey, with its fusion of tradition and contemporary flair… leaving an enduring impression on every fortunate spectator’ (Dancelife.com.au)‘Flamencodanza is hot, and you won’t see anything else like it’ (TheStageRaw.com)‘Mannola is amazing to watch. He does not “play” the guitar, he dominates it’ (TheTVolution.com)'An audience favourite' (Hudson Theatre, Hollywood)‘Pure artistry and emotional tour de force’ (LouReviews.blog)Best Dance and Physical Theatre, Hollywood Fringe 2022Award for Artistic Merit, Hollywood Fringe 2023Choreography and Dance by | Aylin BayazMusic by | Raul Mannolawww.eflamencodanza.comfacebook.com/aylinbayazinstagram.com/aylinbayaz/ Watch Trailer

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Site-specific, Performance art, Butoh, Spiritual, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Future Temple

After death, your soul will be…? In the past, the Japanese imagined the soul was like a fireball floating in the air. Now, they don’t believe it anymore because they know it is superstition. In 1,000 years, can we still believe something invisible in the world of full of information and plastic garbage? From award-winning Butoh dancer and choreographer Emiko Agatsuma. Agaxart produces innovative Butoh performances based on Emiko’s Butoh method and aesthetics, examining the interaction between body, mind and soul. Agaxart creates Butoh performances to deliver the diversity of the physical expression that is connected to the unconsciousness.agaxart.wixsite.com/agartwww.facebook.com/agao00owww.instagram.com/emiko.agatsumawww.youtube.com/channel/UCSXxrjd0qLNtUMmD5VoOTtAa Watch TrailerWatch Preview

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Musicals and Opera, Epic, Classic text, Opera, Historical, Dance - Annual Programme

Gayatri: The Royal Queen Consort of the Majapahit Kingdom

Princess Gayatri seeks to preserve the legacy of her father and the survival of the Majapahit Kingdom. Can she attain her dreams? Epic new opera from Mhyajo, based on Mpu Prapanca’s 13th century Javanese manuscript Nagarakertagama, with music composed by Franki Raden, a professor in ethnomusicology, and co-directed by Bona Palma. ‘Fascinating and brilliantly scripted’ **** TheatreAndArtReviews.wordpress.com. ‘A brave and deeply ambitious spectacle’ **** LouReviews.blog. ‘Its combination of contemporary and traditional, of history, music and movement, is unexpectedly compelling’ SeeingDance.com. ‘A stunning story and artform… am now desperate to see more!’ TheArtsBusiness.com.www.7evenotes.comwww.mhyajo.comwww.facebook.com/gytr.artwww.instagram.com/gytr.art/ Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Comedy, Multimedia, Theatre, True-life, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Growing Up Ringside

Mina (Comedy Central, STOMP, MTV) returns with her highly acclaimed multimedia show weaving together hilarious and heartfelt stories from her New York upbringing as the daughter of an Italian-American boxing promoter. From wise guys to Muhammad Ali, broken bones and mended Broadway hopes, all the way to present day in Dubai where she pioneered a comedy scene while adjusting to a whole new Arabian world. Combining comedy, 360-degree projections and rhythm she'll make you laugh then cry through a raw and heavy-hitting mixed-cultural lens. This special live recording was filmed in Dubai.Created and Performed by | Mina LiccioneDirected by | Ali Al SayedDramaturgy and Stage Management by | Liz BainsProduced by | Dubomedy ArtsDedication | The show is inspired by and dedicated to Mina's parents, Tony and Patty Liccionelinktr.ee/minaliccione Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Drag, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Haven't Got the Balls

A solo monologue from aspiring writer/performer Frank Conlan, who has a passion for combining comedy and hard-hitting, thought-provoking drama to audiences. This short takes the audience on a rollercoaster of emotions as drag artiste Miss Fit comes offstage from her local gig, and addresses the audience as she talks about her weeks shenanigans. Slowly transforming into her true self, s/he reveals a scare encountered when 'tucking'… a lump! Will this be something that is taken seriously, or is it that Miss Fit hasn't got the balls? Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Performance art, Transcultural, Music, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Heat #5 Rising Online from Oslo

Merging concert dance and social dance, high-art and pop cultures, Heat is an ongoing piece that changes with each new performance and venue, offering a poetic journey from calm contemplation to ecstatic party. Choreographer Kari Hoaas, dancers, DJs and designers engage local artistic communities to take part and transform a post-apocalyptic installation into a participatory dance party, creating a unique experience grounded in the communities at each performance location. An environmentally-friendly alternative to the traditional dance company touring model, seeking ways to meet the challenges of more sustainable live international artistic exchange.karihoaas.com/2018/08/18/heat-2018www.facebook.com/karihoaasproductionswww.instagram.com/karihoaassoundcloud.com/niwin_music Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Performance art, Theatre, Historical, Social commentary, True-life - Annual Programme

Hexe

Not a confession, but a way to let our entrails speak… Punk, heavy metal, movement, poetry and video art create an environment that stimulates the senses. Three women struggling to raise their voices against contemporary repression discover the suffering of their forbears. Exposes taboos and shines a light on the treatment of those dubbed 'witches'. Hexe reclaims the pain of countless scorned and scorched female voices. It breathes life into tortured bodies consumed by fire centuries ago, returning colour to long-dead ashen cheeks… It gives voice to their truths, long ago ignored and demolished by a rigid, patriarchal society. Winner of the Derek Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021.www.conchavidal.netwww.facebook.com/devalicourtwww.instagram.com/conchavidalvalicourt Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Educational, Literary, Talks and Discussions, Lecture, Historical, Masterclass - Brighton Fringe

Hiding Behind the Mask: Jesters, Jokers, and Clowns

An intriguing, soul-searching masterclass into the personas of jesters, jokers, and clowns, through the lens of the theatrical mask. From Greek trickster gods to Japanese Noh Theatre, commedia dell’arte and opera to slapstick and cartoons, join Professor Rosemary George on a rollercoaster through the joys and sorrows, comedies and tragedies of life, which probes hidden identities in human behaviour.‘The professor’s range and extent of research is clearly apparent’ (EdinburghGuide.com).‘A densely packed piece of work which successfully steers a course between the jagged rocks of academic dryness and the coral reefs of mundanity' (EdinburghGuide.com).‘Brilliantly and eloquently written… Thoughtful… Extraordinarily well-researched’ (Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe).‘Quite unique… Informative and fun’ (Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe).‘A truly thoughtful, educational and enjoyable presentation of the deep symbolism in the masks that we as human beings are required to wear. Loved it’ (Crowd Pleasers Audience Review, Melbourne Fringe).'Lively… wide-ranging… George’s extensive research is apparent in the breadth of examples provided… Those with an interest in the history of opera and theatre will enjoy George’s lecture, particularly the innovative linkages she makes between mediums… Charming delivery… Excellent' (TheatreReview.org.nz).This is a masterclass in how we become what we are not, from the 'tears of a clown to the masks of traditional Japanese Noh. It considers the jester as the communicator of the soul... It both touches on many different forms and places where the mask appears.' (Lou Reviews)www.rosemarygeorge.com Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Solo show, Contemporary, Comedy, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Hot Dog Play

Hot Dog has just been dumped by her girlfriend, Dumpling, and now she must candidly examine what it means to live in a post-Dumpling world. Part love letter, part hate mail, this short confessional wrestles with the difficulties of accepting oneself and living life bravely. Who is responsible for who we are and how we are? How do we discover our authentic self? How do we accept ourselves when we are filled with things we don't understand? Join Hot Dog as she figures out what it means to reconcile with living a life encased.www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participants Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Site-specific, Outdoor, Hip hop, Music, Dance, Multidisciplinary - Annual Programme

Hydro Jam Digital

Breakin', rap, experimental dance, beatboxing, ballroom community, art and community: all in one event. Featuring a breakin' battle, a member of UK Breakin', beat box and band shows, rap cyphers with Laryn Entertainment and demonstrations of community activity including the workshops from the Welsh Ballroom Community. A climate-friendly jam, filmed in the Rhondda Valleys South Wales, connecting the hip hop and local communities. Made with Welcome to Our Woods, which provided power generated from streams and converted into electricity by a hydro powerstation. The stage was built from wood and new trees planted. Lots of fun.www.avant.cymruwww.facebook.com/AvantCymruwww.instagram.com/avant_cymru Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Solo show, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

I'm Just Saying

Cecelia’s comedic foray into therapy invites you to consider that your way may not be the best way. Revelations abound, like: we all grew up with different rule books and communicating with other humans is like playing a game of telephone. ‘Trust no-one’ is easier said than done, and being in charge is not all it’s cracked up to be. Cecelia learns that being a mother has changed her understanding of everything she believes, loves and trusts, and that she must grow an ultra-thick skin to survive.www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participants Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Contemporary, Performance art, Juggling, Multimedia, Calligraphy, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

I/O (volume 2)

A quadruple-bill of four short pieces, Flow and Gravity from calligrapher and choreographer Chiharu Kuronuma, and Coordinated Distance and Part of Empties from juggler Teruki Okamoto. Together they investigate choreography as a part of a research process that unites dance and juggling with perspectives of calligraphy and digital programming. Chiharu Kuronuma has developed a theoretical framework for integrating 2D calligraphy into a 3D bodily expression by employing aspects of the Laban Movement Analysis. Teruki Okamoto has been working on the discovery of the Principle of Motion.io-multimediaperformance.comterukiokamoto.com/iowww.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086313156221www.instagram com/chiharu.kuronuma.59 Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Performance art, Juggling, Multimedia, Calligraphy, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

I/O (volume 3)

A quadruple-bill of four short pieces, Flow and Trajectories of Transitions from calligrapher and choreographer Chiharu Kuronuma, and Coordinated Distance and Part of Empties from juggler Teruki Okamoto. Together they investigate choreography as a part of a research process that unites dance and juggling with perspectives of calligraphy and digital programming. Chiharu Kuronuma has developed a theoretical framework for integrating 2D calligraphy into a 3D bodily expression by employing aspects of the Laban Movement Analysis. Asian Arts Award winner Teruki Okamoto has been working on the discovery of the Principle of Motion. from calligrapher and choreographer Chiharu Kuronuma, and Coordinated Distance and Part of Empties from juggler Teruki Okamoto. Together they investigate choreography as a part of a research process that unites dance and juggling with perspectives of calligraphy and digital programming. Chiharu Kuronuma has developed a theoretical framework for integrating 2D calligraphy into a 3D bodily expression by employing aspects of the Laban Movement Analysis. Teruki Okamoto has been working on the discovery of the Principle of Motion.io-multimediaperformance.comterukiokamoto.com/iowww.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086313156221www.instagram com/chiharu.kuronuma.59 Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Performance art, Juggling, Multimedia, Calligraphy, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

I/O (volume 4)

A quadruple-bill of four short pieces, Flow and Trajectories of Transitions from calligrapher and choreographer Chiharu Kuronuma, and Coordinated Distance and A Part of Empties from juggler Teruki Okamoto. Together they investigate choreography as a part of a research process that unites dance and juggling with perspectives of calligraphy and digital programming. Chiharu Kuronuma has developed a theoretical framework for integrating 2D calligraphy into a 3D bodily expression by employing aspects of the Laban Movement Analysis. Asian Arts Award winner Teruki Okamoto has been working on the discovery of the Principle of Motion.io-multimediaperformance.comterukiokamoto.com/iowww.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086313156221www.instagram com/chiharu.kuronuma.59 Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Contemporary, New writing, Multimedia, Theatre, Social commentary, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Imagining Rachel

Explore environmental icon Rachel Carson’s nature in this wildly inventive solo show from fellow Pittsburgher Elise Robertson, who uses puppets, found objects, and stage wizardry to interweave her own messy coming-of-age with Rachel’s, as they struggle with their identities as artists, mothers, and truth-tellers. ‘An act of performance and activism’ (WellingtonReviews.co.nz). 'Robertson is a gifted storyteller’ (LouReviews.blog). ‘An Alice in Wonderland for nature exploration’ ***** (Audience Review). ‘This one will stay with you. A reflection on science, the fragility and vibrance of the environment, sexism, parenting, and the complexities of human relationships’ ***** (Audience Review). Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participantswww.eliserobertson.com/imaginingrachelwww.facebook.com/ImaginingRachelwww.instagram.com/ImaginingRachel/ Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Edinburgh Fringe 2022Watch Trailer | Rachel CarsonWatch Trailer | Crop sprayingWatch Trailer | When you're doing all the jobsWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Solo show, New writing, Audio play, Drama, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

In a Cave, a Voice

Left alone while her family searches for the missing herd, a Neolithic girl seeks comfort in imaginary friends. As she fills the cave with stories about her family, dreams and ideas, the reality of isolation starts to take its toll, all while The Thing Without a Face is drawing closer… This piece premiered at the National Student Drama Festival 2021 as an audio play. It was adapted for live performance for Brighton Fringe 2022, where it was nominated for the Brighton International Fringe Encore Award. ‘King’s script is simply sublime’ (Mark Smith, Noises Off). www.rebekahkingwriter.comWatch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Site-specific, Performance art, Music, Dance, Film, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Joshou (序章)

A sweaty man runs to a building with a paper full of ideas. This building is a place for those who are lost in life as bartenders, hotel clerks, waiters, performers and more. We have the time and skills to do it, but when and where can we do it? Bathrooms, bar counters, sofas, anywhere can be a great stage. We can all perform together with people living overseas! Always keep on moving. Light a candle with hope. Its flame reaches people and spreads from person to person. Now a new life begins…Cast | Itsuro Suwa, Aya Terasoma, Mai Kagimoto, Kotori Sasago, Katsuki Kakinohana, Ikki, Tamaki Suzuki, Mikarin, Motoi Sano, Miyako, Yui SekiMusicians | Haruna Minato (vocals), Ogaching (bass), Sho (guitar), Shiori Sugaya (keyboard), Ryo Arayama (drums)Directed and choreographed by | YamatoCinematography by | Yu NimiyaoProduction Design by | Masashige LidaSet Design by | Chikako Suzuki (daVinchi)Lighting Design by | Noriyuki MoriMusic by | Nozomated RecordsSet Decorator | Mizuki Yasuda, Tomomi EmoriStylist | Shuhei KaiHair Stylist | Bassy (Number Seven)Makeup | KahoRiAssistant Cinematographer | Ayaka NagakariAssistant Stylist | Noriko KasaiProduced by | Hiromi Kubota (Manohara Co) and Hiroko Sato (Paralleldrive)International Coordinator | Eri NakaneMix Engineer | Akihiro IizukaMastering Engineer | Moe KazumaSound Recording | Akifumi YokotaPublicity Design | Mari TachibanaPhotographer | Mitsuo OtsukaLighting Crew | Hironori ikura, Hiroko Ikura, Yuki MiyazakiProduction Crew | Yumi Fujii, Sue Kim (Sue's Special Effects Makeup), Catherine Hassall (CfAT)Thanks | N-cafewww.facebook.com/marubatsusankaku2020www.instagram.com/m_b_3kaku/ Watch Trailer

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New writing, Theatre, Historical, True-life, Political, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

As the British Empire struggles to keep its colonial possessions, Nigerian lawyer Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge. A fine concert singer and keen cricket follower, he muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song. Recalling heroic sporting achievements alongside epoch-defining political events, Tayo Aluko delivers ‘a masterclass in performance art, research and history’ (EdFringeReview.com).Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.www.tayoalukoandfriends.comwww.justanordinarylawyer.comwww.facebook.com/TayoAlukoandFriendswww.facebook.com/justanordinarylawyerwww.instagram.com/tayoalukoinliverpool/ Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Solo show, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Alternative, Poetry - Annual Programme

KC Finn: Free Agent

Life is filled with the queerest things, none more so than the machinations of a mind like KC Finn’s. In this high-energy exploration of modern LGTBQIA+ life, the multi award-winning writer delivers poetry for the soul, along with the ideas and inspirations which helped these verses spring to life. Tackling puzzling topics from the perils of queer dating to taking up activism, working through difficult times and the tricky business of gender identity, the show promises emotional highs and poignant humour. A unique perspective in well-chosen words for queer kindred souls everywhere. Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.k-c-finn-free-agent.webflow.io/linktr.ee/mrbrakedownwww.facebook.com/AuthorKCFinnwww.instagram.com/authorkcfinn Watch Trailer

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Site-specific, New writing, Absurdist, Theatre, Philosophical, Film - Annual Programme

Language Games

Absurdist take on philosophy and language. A present-day student and activist, Sheela joins Ludwig Wittgenstein, Paul Shepard and Walter Benjamin for a spirited game of mahjong. As they play, her energy conjures Joseph Beuys as a mythological hare. Invisible to the players, he interjects cultural incantations, while the players contemplate how language evolved from naming animals to representing them with signs, and how myths serve the human need to imagine. Physical chair-play creates an escalating rhythm as tensions build… As the chair-e-ography builds to a crescendo, Sheela pushes back against male aggression and wins the game.www.peculiarworks.org/languagegameswww.facebook.com/peculiarworks Watch Trailer

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Musicals and Opera, Cabaret, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling, Documentary - Annual Programme

Last Call for Nefertiti

An intimate story in search of the tomb of ancient Egypt's most beautiful woman told through an inventive meld of history, performance and song. From an English country castle, where the quest began, to the heat of Luxor, where dreams of a dig were realised, this film is a personal impression of one man in pursuit of the find of his life. Interviews and eye-witness material from four seasons in the Valley of the Kings are threaded with cabaret interludes from Sue Casson and the Brannick Academy. ‘Bold… slightly mad, with a creative brio that is very infectious’ (Storyville).www.englishcabaret.co.ukwww.facebook.com/EnglishCabaret Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Contemporary, Universal, Comedy, Theatre, Social commentary - Annual Programme

Let's Talk About… Being a Woman

A lighthearted comedy about university student Sophie, and her journey of discovering what it means to be a woman in this world. Whether that's being viewed as a sexual object, being judged on your appearance, or even having another woman in Ann Summers glare at you for buying a vibrator, nothing is what Sophie was expecting. Written and performed by Danie McIntyre and directed by Ethan Peters.openmouththeatre.wixsite.com/openmouthwww.instagram.com/openmouththeatre Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Solo show, Clown, Drama, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Little Parts Hunts a Baby-Daddy

Little Parts is a clown. She is also pregnant. And has always been. So, she's not really sure she'll ever give birth. But despite this conundrum, she is determined to find a good father for her Maybe-Baby; she is certain that at least one of the six applicants who applied online will be the perfect fit. Part confessional, part Bachelorette-wannabe, part puppet show – the selection process swings from absurdly funny to brutally honest as the identity of the real Baby-Daddy dares to come into view.www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participants Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Contemporary, Classic text, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Adaptation - Annual Programme

Madman William

Three men walk into a bar – a Dane, a Swain, and a Thane. Tired of their tragic lives and nightly deaths, Hamlet, King Lear and Macbeth seek to escape their storylines. As they conspire to be free of their creator and flee their destinies, they are interrupted by none other than the author himself, Will Shakespeare. The tragedy escalates into mayhem and mischief once Mercutio arrives… Will the plotting protagonists prevail? Can Shakespeare stop his conspiring characters and save himself? It may end in murder, but whose? High energy, fast-paced comedy and the right amount of drama’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).www.shhh.media/#/theatrewww.facebook.com/TheMusicFirmHQwww.instagram.com/staceyhaberofficial Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Solo show, Contemporary, New writing, Theatre, Historical - Annual Programme

Magallanes.0

From 1519 to 1522 Fernando de Magallanes set off to circumnavigate the globe. Magallanes succumbed to a poisoned arrow, but his expedition was successful. This historical science-fiction play explores the first round-the-world voyage and Ferdinand Magallan’s relationship with church, state, his co-explorer Juan Sebastián Elcano, and indigenous people from five continents. During a 500-year confinement, Magellan strikes up dialogues with Shakespeare, stars and stones in his efforts to stay sane. He time-travels from evolution to globalisation, forcing us to ask ourselves exactly what the first circumnavigation of the earth has brought to us, five hundred years later.www.tshock.orgwww.facebook.com/tshockemocionalwww.instagram.com/tshockculturaemocional/ Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Solo show, Clown, Performance art, Mime, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Magical Metaphors: Being Peacham

Beverley Bishop creates performances and films that are thought-provoking and personal, quirky and embedded in humour. ‘Bishop is a friendly and open performer who also has a gift for close-up magic’ (LouReviews). Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.www.beverleybishop.com/finding-magicwww.facebook.com/finding_magic_cic Watch Trailer

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New writing, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Social commentary, True-life - Annual Programme

Mar de fons (Deep Sea)

In 1936 Spanish Republican troops disembarked on the shores of Majorca to recover the island, which had been taken over by the military. The operation was a failure, and soon the Republicans were defeated in retreat, leaving many comrades behind on the ground. Survivors were made an example of, tortured, and executed. Mar de fons explores the consequences of these events and the following repression, and how it has affected Majorcan society. Documentary theatre based on real testimonials of people involved in the Spanish Civil War and the repression that followed. The Trial of God, Moscow, 1919, and subsequent execution: the search for one’s own identity, the dynamics of power, and the methods by which we are manipulated by the state. Through dance, theatre and humour, we talk about power and the search for referents when God is dead. inclusive, intergenerational, humorous poetic, compelling, dance-theatre epic. Created by professional performers and performers of diverse abilities. directed by Vero Cendoya and Israel Solà, director of the company La Calòrica. Nominated for Spanish MAX awards for best choreography, best show and best original music. Winner of the Derek Award for Best Online Show, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021.www.iguanateatre.com/index.php/ca/mar-de-fonswww.facebook.com/iguanateatreciawww.instagram.com/iguanateatre Watch Trailer

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Site-specific, Classic text, Transcultural, Theatre, Adaptation, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Migrant Shakespeare

Think you know your Shakespeare? Think again! This is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before – ‘trippingly on the tongue’… Migrant actors take on the Bard, reinterpreting his words in alien environments you will never have imagined before. They give his iconic characters a new life, migrating them into the roles assigned to outsiders by society. Hamlet is a meat-packer, King Lear a construction worker, Caliban a hotel cleaner, Lady Macbeth a housewife looking after children, and Shylock washes the dishes in a restaurant. This is no one Bard: Shakespeare belongs both to no-one and to everyone.www.seyyar.companywww.facebook.com/seyyarcompanywww.instagram.com/seyyarcompanywww.youtube.com/channel/UClJlJDJKbTGUEb2hxv1pf-Awww.tiktok.com/@seyyarcompanyopen.spotify.com/user/3b0cyl3st83fthn2aubq6awklsoundcloud.com/seyyar-company Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Classic text, Music, Theatre, Devised, Adaptation - Annual Programme

Mommy's Dead and They Buried Her in Moscow

Irina, Masha, and Olya are bored, homesick, and wildly over-educated. Mom and Dad are dead. Only one thought keeps them going in this remote, military town: ‘Get the F*@k out of here and back to Moscow!’ A fast-moving, high-spirited contemporary riff on Chekhov's Three Sisters. Devised by the company and filmed in the historic Ellen Theatre in Montana, this adaptation of the Russian classic is a high-spirited meditation on grief, longing, and (miraculously) hope. Winner of the Derek Award for Special Merit, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021. ‘A spiked vodka shot wrapped in a production that magnificently captures the essence of live theatre' (FrontMezzJunkies.com).www.nervoustheatre.com/mommys-deadhttps://www.facebook.com/nervoustheatrecohttps://www.instagram.com/nervous.theatre/a> Watch Trailer #1Watch Trailer #2

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Solo show, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Alternative - Annual Programme

Mr Brake Down: The Headmaster Will See You Now

A special school assembly harking back to the grand old days of the bawdy British boarding school, hosted by drag king and self-proclaimed "Head" Master Mr Brake Down. It's a right carry-on in this St Trinian-esque show as you, the student body, experience the academy announcements, receive a highly stimulating motivational speech from the Head, and hear parables, hymns and storytime as you've never heard them before. This cheeky character comedy show offers drag, debauchery and a dry wit that's sure to suit fans of classic British humour. Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.mrbrakedownbooking.wixsite.com/mrbrakedown/the-headmaster-will-see-you-nowlinktr.ee/mrbrakedownwww.instagram.com/mrbrakedown/ Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Musicals and Opera, Fringe favourite, Musical theatre, Cabaret, Music - Annual Programme

Mr Moon

Our story is human, that of a company built on the road, created through encounters, personal tragedies, and destinies. Who are we? Musicians? Clown-puppeteers? Madmen or poets? Why does nothing we say seem believable? And above all, why do we continue to play? We have been travelling for two centuries, attached to each other, storytellers from another time. We are those who were found, those who were lost before we were found, and those who stood in the shadows all along. Not really from yesterday, do we wander from one scene to another. We are the Lost Children.Mr Moon is a dreamlike cabaret that brings together musicians, clowns, divas and puppeteers in a riotous, order-less and borderless explosion, featuring artists from the Netherlands, Mexico, Scotland, Italy, Ecuador and France.Moon Cabaret, the theatrical branch of Snowapple, creates and tours captivating, immersive shows that draw on opera, physical theatre and cabaret with a touch of hallucinatory surrealism. The company has experimented with cinema, music, theatre and puppetry, engaging audiences at festivals including the International Festival of Music and Humour, Festival Off d’Avignon, Gavazzana Blues, Vondelpark Theater, Cervantino Festival and El Café Berlin.‘Mr Moon blur the boundaries between theatre, cabaret and concert… it is the music that drives the production, the physical contortions transform the songs into an almost ritualistic fever dream’ (EU Contemporary Puppetry Platform).‘Mr Moon makes for a bewitching, hypnotic experience...(it) embraces a variety of artforms that bring out the best in its eclectic, eccentric group of artists’ (TheWeeReview.com).‘Take a break… roam free in the endless fields of the imagination’ (La Croix).www.mooncabaret.com/shows-mrmoon-theatrewww.facebook.com/MrMoonCabaretwww.instagram.com/moon.cabaretwww.soundcloud.com/moon-cabaret Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Site-specific, Social commentary, Dance, Philosophical, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

NOunderstanding

Performance is a metaphor and allegory of the world we live in, of interconnections, of incommunicability. We live in the era of global communication, but it has never been so difficult to be understood. We do not listen with the intention of understanding, but with the intention of answering. In empathic listening, the situation is reversed: ears are used, but also eyes and heart. What if we look for the silence within us: silence that allows us to perceive without distortions, and to truly understand the heart with our ears and eyes?www.saramarinelli.comwww.facebook.com/compagnia.freefallwww.instagram.com/freefall_dance_company Watch Trailer #1Watch Trailer #2

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Educational, Debate, Discussion, Talks and Discussions, Professional development, Talk - Annual Programme

NYC@theFringe: Artist Talk and Fringe Wrap-Up

Join NYC@theFringe for an Artist Talk and discussion on the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the perspective of New York City theatermakers who created shows in Scotland’s big event. Join the artists live afterward to discuss their work and their Covid-fringing experience – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Moderated by NYC writer and producer Anthony J Piccione of Indie Art Today. From 8 NYC Artists:Melissa Center www.melissacenter.comSarah Lazarus www.sarahrlazarus.comRalph Lewis & Barbara Yoshida www.barbarayoshida.comPeter Michael Marino www.petermmarino.comSarah Norris www.sarahnorris.orgTlaloc Rivas www.tlalocrivas.comJessica Sherr www.jessicasherr.com/bioCrystal Skillman & Megan Hill www.crystalskillman.com These artists perform in the following shows:Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies (75 minutes)Hitler’s Tasters (90 minutes)Language Games (20 minutes)Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal (70 minutes)Open (65 minutes)Planet of the Grapes (60 minutes)The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (55 minutes)A Sip With Vodka (25 minutes)Moderated by Anthony J Piccione:www.anthonyjpiccione.com/podcast1www.facebook.com/indiearttodaywww.instagram.com/indiearttoday

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Spoken word, Solo show, Music, Theatre, Storytelling, Stand-up - Annual Programme

Nathan Mosher is Injured

A compilation of jokes, poems, and songs about a breakup, breakdown, breakthrough, and everything in-between. In his debut solo show, Mosher chronicles a failed relationship, bipolar diagnosis, and a year-long breakdown and recovery. His true true-life tale is told through stand-up, music, poetry. This well-rounded yet grounded storytelling extravaganza displays Mosher’s penchant for rhyme and rhythm, and the power of the spoken word to heal. A night of laughter, sorrow, reflection, and ultimately hope. ‘Brave, bitingly funny, hilarious, endearing, brutally honest, and BRILLIANT’ (Tod Kimbro). ‘Accessible and revealing’ (Daily Bruin).Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.www.nathanmosherisgoodenough.comwww.facebook.com/nathanmosherisgoodenoughwww.instagram.com/nathanmosherisgoodenough/open.spotify.com/artist/1LLskhIYNNVqFasmHmKtzmsoundcloud.com/nathanmosherisgoodenough

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Epic, Classic story, Dance, Film, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Brighton Fringe

Odyssea

This dance-on-film follows the epic journey of Odyssea, a curious sea traveller, as she encounters flora and fauna in fantastical realms. New York-based Quicksilver Dance perform with only their hands, painted to become vibrant characters. Across biomorphic landscapes of sculptures and fabric and set to original music, Odyssea offers a feminist take on the concept of an odyssey: she makes her way by helping fellow travellers, building relationships and trading, rather than through the mythologically typical (male) approaches of strength, trickery or intrigue. This playful and poignant tale of encountering difference promises to make the familiar feel excitingly unfamiliar again.‘Odyssea is clever, vibrant, and poignant storytelling captured at its very best’ (LouReviews.blog)‘Fabric makes a landscape, a seascape, to host boats made from driftwood and other coastal pieces. It all appears so simple but it's obvious deep thought has gone into every choice. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ (WellingtonReviews.co.nz)Created, Choreographed and Performed by | Mariah SteeleVideography and Editing by | Hans RinderknechtOriginal Musical Score by | Yoshiko Arahata3-D Mixed Media Artwork by | Raphaela McCormackAdditional Performances by | Lia Nelson and Anna Remuswww.quicksilverdance.comfacebook.com/QuicksilverDanceCompany Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Children's, Classic text, Musical theatre, Multimedia, Storytelling - Annual Programme

One Day in Wonderland

Alice is bored and loves to daydream. One day unexpected events lead her into the magical Wonderland, ruled by the Red Queen. Home of the mysterious Jabberwocky, it’s a place of friends and frenemies, but who is which? Why is the Mad Hatter mad, the White Rabbit always late and all the roses painted red? Was Humpty pushed or did he fall? Meet quarrelling Tweedledum and Tweedledee, a grinning Cheshire Cat, and a tea-drinking Dormouse. Join Alice as she tries to work out what an earth is going on and why she is here?www.lightsoflondon.blogwww.facebook.com/LightsofLondonProductionswww.instagram.com/lolondonprods/www.youtube.com/channel/UCWQpBbhee1Wbv0sF_7Tw3FQ Watch Trailer

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Site-specific, Performance art, Butoh, Spiritual, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Otera-Odori-Ocha Session 1

The most advanced Japanese tea party. Break down the prejudice and reconstruct traditional forms. Don't be afraid to go beyond the borderline. Don’t forget the primitive energy that happened in the past. We are walking at the top of history. From award-winning Butoh dancer and choreographer Emiko Agatsuma. Agaxart produces innovative Butoh performances based on Emiko’s Butoh method and aesthetics, examining the interaction between body, mind and soul. Agaxart creates Butoh performances to deliver the diversity of the physical expression that is connected to the unconsciousness.agaxart.wixsite.com/agartwww.facebook.com/agao00owww.instagram.com/emiko.agatsumawww.youtube.com/channel/UCSXxrjd0qLNtUMmD5VoOTtAa Watch TrailerWatch Preview

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Contemporary, New writing, Myth, Drama, Theatre, Social commentary - Annual Programme

Pandora

What starts as an innocent search quickly escalates for 16-year-old Pandora, as the world of online porn unfolds before her. Conflicted yet drawn in by what she sees, Pandora begins to feel the impact on her real-world relationships. Drawing inspiration from the Greek myth of Pandora’s box, Pandora explores the dangers of defining oneself through the prism of the internet, and the importance of remaining plugged into the real world.Written by | Sarah BerthiaumeTranslation | Nadine DesrochersCastPandora | Cara RebeccaAlex/Firefox | Gabriel RichardsonDirection | VéaDirector of Photography | Martin AmiotProduction Manager | Maude LafranceTechnical Director & Assistant Director | Emlyn VanBruinswaardtEditing & Colour | Elodie Lorrain-MartinMakeup & Hair | Maude LafranceAssistant Camera | Ivan PeloquinSound Operator | Samuel CarrierTechnicians | Andrew Scriver, Emily SoussanaFrench Subtitles | Elodie Lorrain-MartinSet Documentation | Théo GagnéSet Designer | Martin SiroisCostumes & Props | Ariane ValadeSound Designer | Guillaume LévesqueSound Editing | Thierry GauthierSound Mix | Pako MamouniFilmed at | The Segal Centre for Performing ArtsCraft | Edgar Trudeau FerrinPhotos by | Robert DesrochesProduced by | Productions UPExecutive Producer | Youtheatrewww.youtheatre.cafacebook.com/YoutheatreMontreal instagram.com/youtheatremtl/ Watch Trailer

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Audio play, Music, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Paul Robeson’s Love Song – an audio play

Clearing out their late mother’s belongings, two siblings in Kenosha discover a package containing a record, suggesting a possible hidden romantic link between their grandmother and African-American singer and activist Paul Robeson, dating back to 1949. Watching coverage of protests at the latest police shooting happening in their city, they recall her story of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Communist protests at a Robeson concert outside Peekskill, NY. The tense and uncertain run-up to the November 2020 elections reveals the best and the worst of their country in violent conflict, in a repeat of that hot summer of 1949.www.tayoalukoandfriends.comwww.robesonslovesong.comwww.facebook.com/TayoAlukoandFriendswww.instagram.com/tayoalukoinliverpool/ Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, New writing, Verbatim, Theatre, Social commentary, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Phantom Pain

Stories of five fictional women, fundamentally different and unconnected, but sharing the same core: the pain of living on when something essential is taken away. Human trafficking, family separation, suicide, depression, and rape are some of the themes explored in this original piece. Based on true events, accounts and testimonies. A reminder of the human stories behind news and statistics, told through poetry, dance, and monologues. In 1936 Spanish Republican troops disembarked on the shores of Majorca to recover the island, which had been taken over by the military. The operation was a failure, and soon the Republicans were defeated in retreat, leaving many comrades behind on the ground. Survivors were made an example of, tortured, and executed. Mar de fons explores the consequences of these events and the following repression, and how it has affected Majorcan society. Documentary theatre based on real testimonials of people involved in the Spanish Civil War and repression that followed. Winner of the Derek Award for Best Overseas Show, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021. Writer/performer: Lennora Esi. Producer: Rzgar Hama. ‘A powerful piece! There are many levels displayed through the performance of these powerful stories’ (George Belliveau). ‘What a profoundly important piece of work’ (Marvin Westwood).www.skytheatregroup.com Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, New writing, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Social commentary - Annual Programme

Pheromone

Open the door to No 19, where love hits the rocks like gin and tonic… In Eva’s world, time has eclipsed. Control is her vice and to be forgotten is her greatest fear. Meet David, her forever child. All he wants is to meet a nice lady and start a life of his own. But will Mammy ever let him go? Pheromone spits fire, glamour, and the wrath of God into 1950s Ireland. ‘Just pure theatre in its look and style… dramatically Pheromone hits all the right notes’ **** (Everything-Theatre.co.uk). ‘Chilling’ (LouReviews.blog). ‘Clear vision… thought-provoking… engaging characters’ (OughtToBeClowns.com).www.lipzinctheatre.comwww.facebook.com/LipZincwww.instagram.com/lipzinc_theatrewww.tiktok.com/lipzinc_theatre Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Site-specific, Immersive, Audio play, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Play… In Your Bathtub 2.0

A site-specific, immersive, and participatory experience that takes place in your own bathtub. (Theatre-stayers may substitute a foot bath, if desired.) Join us for poetry, singing, and dances for small appendages. Has been performed in over 34 countries in multiple languages. ‘Incredibly soothing’ (Guardian). ‘Turns the limitations of quarantine into a precious gift’ (TheTheatreTimes.com). ‘Gives a new literal meaning to immersive theater’ (Jonathan Mandell, www.NewYorkTheater.me).This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based, immersive, multi-sensory, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled, touched, and tasted as well as seen and heard.Conceived and directed by EB Mee, materials by Jenny Lyn Bader, Jonathan Matthews-Guzman, Juan Ortiz, ee cummings, and Rumi. Performed by Lynnette R Freeman, with piano by Lucy Yao.www.ThisIsNotATheatreCompany.comwww.facebook.com/thisisnotatheatrecompanywww.instagram.con/thisisnotatheatrecompany/ Watch Company TrailerListen to Show Trailer (English)

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Fantasy, Drama, Theatre, Philosophical - Brighton Fringe

Practice of Zen

On a roof webbed with fish-bone antenna, a child with a superhero blanket cape was brought to the realm of Wuxia by a leaf. He took in all the tangling of impermanence with resentment, lust with karma, in the martial world. Now he is back, but thousands of years have passed. Experience the spirit of Wuxia: not a fairytale for grownups, but a medium to evoke thinking between the personal and the social. Inspired by the writings of Li Shoumin, who captivated millions who found themselves in troubled times. Theatre Ronin recreates folklore and contemporary emotional landscape.‘A beautifully shot series of loosely connected dramatic scenes with smooth, elegant and intense choreography… Its aesthetics are spot on; everything is beautifully surrealist and absurd… Offers the unique aesthetic and thematic richness of Wuxia films and pays homage to ancient Chinese philosophy and traditioTheatre Ronin have mastered the perfect antidote to TikTok addiction’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com)‘Beautifully filmed… a strong piece… and has the feel of an epic martial arts !lm in its construction… The movement is fluid, fowing, and fierce’ (LouReviews.blog)‘Alex Tam Hung Man’s writing and directing tells this tale of woe and heartache as though he was guided through by superhuman hands… The set was fluttering with riches… The story plumed forth with pace, gusto, benevolence and brilliance… Time was set aside for every feeling and thought and there was nothing that was missed or overlooked’ (MumbleTheatre.net)Written, Directed and Designed by | Alex Tam Hung ManCast | Cheung Lee Hung Holmes, Leung Ho Pong, Chan Ting Hin Henry, Chiu Lo Yin, Karen Chan, Musette TsangVoiceover Readings and English Translation by | Cheryl YungLighting Design by | Zoe CheungMusic and Sound Design by | Maj ChanCostume Design by | Cindy HoVideo Recording by | Chan Tze WoonEdited by | Kwok Chun YuiCinematography by | Mike Mak, Law Hoi Ki Ivan, Chan Tze Woon, Kwok Chun YuiCamera Assistant | Suen Ming King, Tsang Kin WongProducer | Lam Pik Chi JessieProduction Manager | Carvid Ngaiwww.theatreronin.com.hk/theatre-productionwww.instagram.com/theatreroninwww.facebook.com/TheatreRonin Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Spectacle, Transcultural, Dance, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Pán (盤)

Inspired by the allegorical Chinese myth of Pangu, and choreographed by Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore) and Kim Jae Duk (Korea), this contemporary dance piece presents the idea of transculturation as a convergence of cultures across geographical, historical, social and physical boundaries. Created in collaboration with award-winning Taiwanese musician Wang Yu-jun, the performance is hosted and co-performed by two disabled artists Wheelsmith (Danial Bawthan) and Tung Ka Wai. Produced by The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company and commissioned by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, the full-length dance show premiered live in Singapore in May as part of the Cultural Extravaganza Festival 2021.www.the-dancecompany.comwww.facebook.com/THEDanceCowww.instagram.com/thehumanexpressionwww.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxsEW_SZ9suwsfjRrADMqCy5AD5tb28xGAccess Audio DescriptionPlease note that audio description includes pre-show notes, and the show video should only be played when you hear the bell at the 5-minute mark Watch TrailerWatch Trailer – SeungMuWatch Trailer – The Notion of Transculturation

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Performance art, Comedy, Puppetry, Social commentary, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Quilt Love

Today our clothes are kept waiting to go out and vibrate again in the streets. A videographic piece born from imagining the life-cycle of the textiles in which we live our lives, and from fantasising about the longing of our clothes to feel the skin again. Explores issues of ecology, humanity and quotidian habits. Created by award-winning Mexico City-based duo Daniela and Sergio Vázquez.www.hekatombe.orgwww.facebook.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/danielavazcowww.instagram.com/sergiosearchvimeo.com/user21628450 Watch Trailer

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Animation, Verbatim, Theatre, Dance, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Reckoning

This innovative interdisciplinary short film and performance piece weaves together contemporary lyrical dance, archive footage, animation and storytelling, to tell the stories of generations of displaced people in their own words. Created by a collaboration of Liberty EU Portfolio artists – choreographer and storyteller Akeim Toussaint Buck, filmmaker Ashley Karrell, animator Benedetta Fasson and writer mandla rae – from the Reckoning with Refugeedom archives held at the University of Manchester.‘A call to action’ (WellingtonReviews.co.nz)Choreographer, Storyteller and Performer | Akeim Toussaint BuckFilmmaker, Editor and Sound Mixer | Ashley KarrellAnimator | Benedetta FassonWriter | mandla raeProduced by | ArtReachwww.toussainttomove.comreckoningwithrefugeedom.wordpress.comfacebook.com/ToussaintToMoveinstagram.com/toussainttomove/ Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Clown, Children's, Comedy, Multimedia, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Risas de Papel

Button lives in an alleyway surrounded by cardboard boxes and items rescued from the bin. With sidekick Chawana, a sprouting seedling, he shares the absurdity of modern consumerism and over-development, while reflecting on the importance of meaningful relationships. Created by eleven artists from Mexico and Chile, fusing clown, gestural theatre and live illustration in a show for audiences of all ages. ‘Excitement, of laughter and tenderness that would be a pity to miss’ (Vaucluse Matin). ‘Pure visual and gestural poetry for this burlesque and graphic show, both funny and touching’ (LibreTheatre.fr). ‘Uplifting! We love it!’ (La Provence). www.circonciente.comwww.facebook.com/circonciente.circo.teatrowww.instagram.com/circonciente/Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Rob

When Rob got on his ship, he didn't know he would never reach his destination. But maybe fate had a place reserved for him: an island where all he will find is himself. When life drifts, imagination becomes our only lifeboat. Dear audience, thank you for coming to join Rob in his solitude. But don't yell at him, don't call him: he won't be able to hear you. Even though his island seems to be on the outside, it actually resides inside him. Sit back, relax, and have a pleasant shipwreck…www.teatredelabast.es/robwww.facebook.com/TeatreDelAbastwww.instagram.com/teatre_abast_oficial/webaddress Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Historical, Dance, True-life, Political, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Rojos

A moving piece of contemporary physical dance theatre drawing on testimonies of the Spanish Civil War. Cia Miquel Barcelona create a visceral piece which is as powerful as it is haunting. Rojos grew from a 2-year research project on the post-Civil War period. The language of dance allows the company to bring the period to life using the performance and research as a way to listen and learn about the past. The piece also seeks to highlight untold stories, making them visible to audiences for the first time.www.miquelbarcelona.comwww.instagram.com/miquelbarcelona/ Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Performance art, New writing, Theatre, Social commentary, True-life - Annual Programme

SHE(ME): Reclaiming Shame

Shame. That uncomfortable, ugly thing that we all carry around, but rarely look closely at. So what happens if we stage it, and by doing so, reclaim it and take away its power? Six women from across the UK – and 10 hours of virtual rehearsal – bring you this experiment in building shame-resilience through devised, digital performance art. The cast confronts the unspoken and the uncomfortable with care, humour and creativity in this original new piece.www.sheadonovan.org/indigo-arts-collectivewww.facebook.com/theindigoartscollectivewww.instagram.com/indigoartscollective Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Solo show, Contemporary, Literary, Theatre, Philosophical - Annual Programme

Satan vs God

Lucifer, the fallen angel, begs God’s permission to return to Heaven: ‘You forgave everyone, but me. Why not me? I was first.’ Are Satan and God within the eyes and deeds of humankind? Is Satan responsible for all he is accused of? Have we ever heard him testify? Labelled ‘Father of Lies’ and ‘Prince of Darkness’, Satan puts forward his case: ‘Who says your way is right? They have forgotten you.’ This original piece explores and opens a conversation about religion, faith and humanity that is normally taboo or censored. A solo tour-de-force with music and movement.Winner of the Derek Award for Spirit of the Fringe, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021Winner of the Derek Award for Best Drama, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023Offie Award nominated, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023‘Original… fresh’ (LouReviews.blog)‘Mesmerising, seductive and powerful… hauntingly beautiful… I’m blown away by the quality of the writing… Deaon is an electric performer… His words get under your skin and stay there’ (NicsReviews2021.wordpress.com)satanvsgod.comwww.facebook.com/satanvsgod.officialwww.instagram.com/satanvsgod.official Watch Trailer #1Watch Trailer #2Watch Trailer #3

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Performance art, Sculpture, Music, Multimedia, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Solos in Spaces

Three solo dance works based on Gibson’s affordance theory performed in three spaces by international Japanese choreographer Akiko Ono. A white classroom is the setting for Gestures; a black room sets the scene for Meditation; in a space among delicate floating sculptures created by Tomoyo Hirairwa, she explores The Bottom of the Sea. Each space evokes a different physical and emotional response in the dancer as she uses her body and original ideas to perform three contrasting solos devised in collaboration with award-winning Canadian choreographer, Takako Segawa. This thought-provoking triple-bill questions the effect of the environment on our well-being.www.akikodanceproject.comwww.facebook.com/taichidancewww.instagram.com/akikodanceproject/ Watch Trailer

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Site-specific, Thriller, New writing, Comedy, Drama, Theatre - Annual Programme

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

Trapped in a manor house, two hapless Glaswegian detectives must investigate the deaths of each family member, but try not to become victims themselves… A time-warp murder mystery, wrapped in a comedy set in Edinburgh. If you like thrillers, time travel, warped comedy and Edinburgh, you'll love this new piece. In the best tradition of the Fringe, Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid warps your brain, tickles your ribs and celebrates Scotland. Written and directed by Justin Goldstein.www.shhh.media/#/theatrewww.facebook.com/TheMusicFirmHQwww.instagram.com/staceyhaberofficial Watch Trailer – MysteryWatch Trailer – Bromance 1Watch Trailer – Bromance 2Watch Trailer – Frederick’s Decline

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Tragi-comedy, Dystopian, Drama, Theatre - Annual Programme

Spray

Darkly-comedic Korean social satire with innovative staging and colourful physicality. Exhausted by his job and his noisy neighbour keeping him up at night, the man in apartment 709 picks up a parcel for 109 by mistake. This wakens a thrill and he begins to steal other parcels intentionally. He takes one of his neighbour’s parcels, wanting to get revenge for her inconsiderate behaviour. But inside the box is the body of the neighbour’s cat… 2019 Asian Arts Awards: Best Technical Production and Best Direction. From Korean Theatre Directors’ Association 2018 Director of the Year, Cheong-euy Park.blog.naver.com/sanghy72/222162759048www.facebook.com/pg/chointheatrewww.instagram.com/chointheatre Watch TrailerWatch Trailer – The Making of Spray

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Physical theatre, Site-specific, Immersive, Circus, Interactive, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Square 2.1 [INTERACTIVE]

A circus performance delivered as an interactive home experience. Three jugglers, a visual artist and a warm poetic voice will take you on a tour of your own home. Guided from space to space, reminiscing on the beautiful memories you find there, this magical experience will leave you seeing your home in a completely new light. Created from research by visual artist Don Satijn and Tall Tales Company, gathered together in a series of short, enchanting scenes that take inspiration from the patterns of nature and our daily lives. Ready for circus in your living room?www.talltales.nlwww.facebook.com/TallTalesCompanywww.instagram.com/talltalescompany Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Performance art, Comedy, Social commentary, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Still Life

A site-specific theatrical performance combining movement and text, featuring two women and two couches in two different cities. One in Berlin, the other in Montréal: two performers united through the magic of video to create clumsy and crazy choreography. In a seemingly banal space, a surreal universe appears to offer a comical and absurd look at the world around us. Claude Breton-Potvin and Chantal Dupuis are French-Canadian actresses. Together, they explore how the simple and the mundane can turn into joy and transcendence. Still Life premiered at the OFFTA festival in Montréal in 2021.www.facebook.com/Projet.Still.Lifewww.instagram.com/projet_still_life Watch Trailer

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Theatre, Social commentary, Dance, True-life, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Tal

This original solo performance follows the story of a girl-woman-dancer’s experiences with the eating disorder bulimia, and the way she healed through learning psychology and expressive arts. Referring to the theories she learned during her therapy studies, and with honest artistic physical expression, Tal goes back in time and re-tells the memories and events of her life, the pain and suffering she experienced, what people around her said, and the things society tells us. This inspiring piece exposes the mind and encourages us to explore our responsibilities as human beings. ‘A thoughtful and important piece of art’ (AYoungerTheatre.com).www.talmotion.comwww.facebook.com/talmotionwww.instagram.com/tallevycohen/ Watch TrailerWatch Teaser

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Solo show, Comedy, Theatre, Social commentary, True-life, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Tania Lacy: Catch a Falling Star

In the early 90s, Australian comedian Tania Lacy was so famous she couldn't walk down the street without being mobbed. Dubbed the 'enfant terrible' of Aussie TV, she soon became 'enfant unemployable' for being too mouthy. Fortunately for Tania, women are quite 'in' right now, so there's a good chance she'll get away with it this time. She might have been too naughty for the nineties but that was then, this is now and she's decided she can be 'enfant' anything she wants!tanialacy.comwww.facebook.com/tania.lacywww.instagram.com/tanialacy/ Watch Trailer

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Site-specific, Performance art, Butoh, Spiritual, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Temple Dance – This Dance

What is humanity; what is life? In this world, nothing is certain. Explores the mystery of the human body and soul. Seek the way to leave the world of worries before we die. From award-winning Butoh dancer and choreographer Emiko Agatsuma. Agaxart produces innovative Butoh performances based on Emiko’s Butoh method and aesthetics, examining the interaction between body, mind and soul. Agaxart creates Butoh performances to deliver the diversity of the physical expression that is connected to unconsciousness.agaxart.wixsite.com/agartwww.facebook.com/agao00owww.instagram.com/emiko.agatsumawww.youtube.com/channel/UCSXxrjd0qLNtUMmD5VoOTtAa Watch Trailer

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Musicals and Opera, Vocal, Dark comedy, Music, Drama, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe

The Break-Up Diet

This raw and powerful exploration of a hard-hitting break-up will pull at your heartstrings and might even make you smile. Written and performed by singer/songwriter Tamara Williamson, with original alternative music and film, The Break-Up Diet defies traditional musical conventions to tell a gripping tale of infidelity, breakup, denial, and recovery. Tamara takes audiences on a captivating journey, with evocative storytelling and a range of emotions, that stays with them long after the show ends to offer a unique and unforgettable experience. An award-winning, powerful production from Canada.Created and Written by | Tamara WilliamsonBandLead | Tamara WilliamsonVoice,Guitar,Sax by | Sarah FazackerleyBass by | Chris WallerDrums, programs by | Stephen PitkinProduction team | Tamara Williamson, Heather Cook ScalaThanksAll the people who donated and came to watch the showRichard for creating the filmwww.breakupdiet.cafacebook.com/tamarawilliamson1000intagram.com/tamarawilliamson1000/tiktok.com/@breakupdiet Watch Trailer

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Spectacle, Performance art, Electronica, Experimental, Music, Multimedia, Political, Film - Edinburgh Fringe

The End of the Times?

A phantasmagorical imagining of our possible future, confronting the big problems facing the world in which we live: war, hunger, artificial intelligence. With a collection of technical effects, a solo live musician creates his own original wall of sound. Drawing inspiration from artists like Orbital and the Chemical Brothers, this uplifting experience has a serious message. A tribute to the poorest on the planet, to the children who suffer in conflict and to the flora and fauna of our ecosystem. In aid of the International Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Free DVD.Created and Performed by | Henry Davisyoutube.com/@solotronik1 Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Children's, Mime, Fable, Music, Storytelling - Annual Programme

The Fable of the Squirrel

The hedgehog lives quietly in the shade of the great oak, enjoying his life. One day his peace is disturbed by the arrival of a kind, mischievous and playful squirrel. Their living together won’t always be easy. We will find out about an unfriendly and protective hedgehog, and a squirrel wanting to know and share more. This piece asks us to think about difference and mixing. The hedgehog and the squirrel are very different, but they find myriad opportunities to learn and share together. From multi-award-winning Catalan company La Baldufa.www.labaldufateatre.comwww.facebook.com/LaBaldufaTeatrewww.instagram.com/Labaldufateatrewww.youtube.com/user/Baldufateatre Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Dystopian, Multimedia, Adaptation, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

The Fahrenheit Alliance Ⅲ

Original multimedia performance inspired by Kyle Yamada’s play The Fahrenheit Alliance. Actors trapped in their room by Covid-19 organise a secret, invisible alliance on the cloud, transcending walls and distance. The play poses a secret way of gathering during an emergency time when we are forbidden to assemble in one place. One person records a voice for someone else. that someone listens and performs along with the recording. The performer then records their voice for another person, thus passing the baton.The 2022 Edinburgh Fringe sees the third literation of this series!Live-stream performances on 7 and 14 August 2022 at 13:00 Edinburgh/UK (BST) [21:00 Toyko/Japan].Also available on-demand from 8 August 2022.www.mitsukohirai.comwww.facebook.com/mitsuko.hirai.5www.instagram.com/hiraimitsuko/ Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Clown, Comedy, Theatre, True-life, Storytelling - Annual Programme

The Late Harness Rebellion

Are emotional shackles holding you back? Join Tamás on a journey from childhood in an overprotective family in conservative Hungary to standing on his own feet as an adult in liberal Sweden. How can he manage after such a change? Is he willing to try the unfamiliar just because it is possible? Mixing stand-up comedy, clowning and other visual storytelling methods, this solo show touches on deeply personal stories about loneliness, belonging, low self-esteem and a kissing bench, as well as insights into the Hungarian and the Swedish cultures. Ready to free yourself from those emotional bonds? ‘A hilarious and skilled performance… should definitely be at the top of your to-watch list’ (EdFringeReview.com).www.unmutedparticipants.comwww.facebook.com/unmutedparticipantswww.instagram.com/unmutedparticipants/www.vimeo.com/showcase/c-arts-unmuted-participants Watch TrailerWatch Trailer | Unmuted Participants Solo Flight season

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Contemporary, Performance art, Comedy, Social commentary, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

The Onion

What do you see? What do you want to see? Is it real? Is it complete? Dive into the decaying layers of oneself, and keep peeling the onion. This fresh dance piece explores layers of identity and questions the different stages of one’s personality, the need to belong, and to understand others and ourselves in our society. As ephemeral as a kiss and as strong as an embrace, the layers peel themselves off, leaving one never looking the same, and giving space for endless beginnings. Created by Renato González, Pascal Marty, Sarah Matry-Guerre.www.hekatombe.orgwww.facebook.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/hekatombe.produccionhttps://www.facebook.com/WE-Cie-102827021843721 Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Performance art, Mime, Corporeal mime, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

The Same Boat

New physical drama that weaves together the longings and fears of five characters: a witch, a bitch, a goldfish, a sleepwalker and a salaryman. These worlds collide and collapse into one another, painting a picture of both the particular and the universal condition of being human. A rollercoaster-ride of a piece, containing moments of beauty, comedy, surrealism, pathos and passion. The drama is expressed through movement and text (both Japanese and English), accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack that includes original music and soundscapes.www.tarinainanika.comwww.facebook.com/tarinainanikawww.instagram.com/tarinainanika Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Spoken word, Contemporary, Multimedia, Adaptation, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

The Story of the Tower

An avant-garde performance, created from three elements: words, dance, and projection mapping. With the rapid development of technology, we can instantly exchange words with someone far away. How will language change as we confront each other as anonymous bodies with no physical connection? Based on the mythical Tower of Babel, this work uses excerpts from Yasunari Kawabata’s One Arm, Mimei Ogawa’s The Black Tower, and automatic transcription of the breaking news of the 2001 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. Take a peek through the camera at the dismemberment and reconnection of body and words.www.mitsukohirai.comwww.facebook.com/mitsuko.hirai.5www.instagram.com/hiraimitsuko/ Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Performance art, Mime, Corporeal mime, Multimedia, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Tokyo Fugue

A mesmerising piece of physical theatre, set in the maze-like train system of Tokyo. The scenes unfold like the variations of a fugue, in sequences of meticulously crafted movement. With three bodies and three chairs, the piece conjures up the dizzying experience of life in a modern metropolis. The audience is left breathless and wondering: what is it, after all, that I am chasing? At times poetic, at times comical, at times unsettling, this is theatre that speaks to the soul.www.tarinainanika.comwww.facebook.com/tarinainanikawww.instagram.com/tarinainanika Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Social commentary, Dance, True-life, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Topography of Breath 2.0

A direct encounter with skin, flesh and breath. In current neo-liberal work conditions, where economic performance drives national identity, the body becomes a form of human capital to be disciplined for constant growth. By working with the raw processes of breath, its muscularity and affects, Pat Toh considers how a body struggles to endure a pandemic, as she examines the lived experience of being productive at such a time. In response to restrictions on in-person gatherings, this innovative digital work is a reflection on present times, and our relationship to breath and breathlessness.www.pattoh.comwww.instagram.com/pattohling Watch Trailer #1Watch Trailer #2

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Site-specific, Performance art, Butoh, Spiritual, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Tough Times Bring Treasure (Otera-Odori-Ocha Session 3)

Not only dancers but also monks and a tea master are born to dance. This is the story of a tea master who travels to another world within himself, and returns reborn. As he prepares Matcha tea, he meets himself. There is a deep connection between Japanese tea ceremony and Zen. Agaxart produces innovative Butoh performances based on Emiko Agatsuma’s Butoh method and aesthetics, examining the interaction between body, mind and soul. Agaxart creates Butoh performances to deliver the diversity of the physical expression that is connected to the unconsciousness.agaxart.wixsite.com/agartwww.facebook.com/agao00owww.instagram.com/emiko.agatsumawww.youtube.com/channel/UCSXxrjd0qLNtUMmD5VoOTtAa Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Music, Historical, Social commentary, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Tradere

mesmerising new dance piece, recorded with live electronic music, from award-winning Barcelona-based choreographer Laia Santanach. This piece of contemporary dance is a reflection on the word 'tradition': the set of knowledge, customs and beliefs that get handed down from generation to generation. The piece highlights how some western traditions sacrifice the body for belief, custom and esteem, endangering it, in the name of popular belief, love and a sense of community. Created from intensive research, Tradere was made for three formats: indoor and outdoor live performance, and video.www.laiasantanach.comwww.facebook.com/laia.santanachwww.instagram.com/laia_santanach Watch Trailer

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Spoken word, Site-specific, Immersive, Audio play, Theatre, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Tree Confessions

Trees talk! In a landmark study, a scientist learned everything about how trees communicate… Or did she? One tree tells the story of what really happened, reminding us that human beings and plants live in one interconnected ecosystem. The world’s first play told entirely from the point of view of a tree.To experience this site-specific audio play, find a tree near you, sit under it (or nearby), press play, and listen to the tree’s confessions.This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based, immersive, multi-sensory, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled, touched, and tasted as well as seen and heard.www.ThisIsNotATheatreCompany.comwww.facebook.com/thisisnotatheatrecompanywww.instagram.con/thisisnotatheatrecompany/ Watch Company Trailer

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Site-specific, Outdoor, Classic text, Comedy, Drama, Theatre - Annual Programme

Twelfth Night

Music is the food of love – and we needed to play on. Twelfth Night, never as seen before… Created and performed for the Rhondda Valleys community and to provide much-needed opportunities for theatre freelancers in 2020, marking 35 years since Live Aid. Directed by Matthew Bool and performed by professionals from an area of deprivation, to create opportunities and learning experiences for local actors. Avant Cymru aim to make Shakespeare relevant today. Shakespeare with a Welsh Valleys twist.www.avant.cymruwww.facebook.com/AvantCymru/www.instagram.com/avant_cymru Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Site-specific, House, Electronica, Music, World music - Annual Programme

Valentin Taricco: Live Set

Valentin Taricco plays multiple instruments on a rooftop overlooking the Caribbean Sea in Tulum, Mexico. Combines poetry and the art of improvisation with rhythms, sounds and instruments from around the world in electronic beats of melodic house and downtempo. Argentinan composer, multi-instrumentalist and audiovisual producer Valentin Tarrico has merged his experience as a singer-songwriter with that of a music producer to create a show that combines the language of electronic music and live-looping with the world of songs. Recorded live, with his latest unreleased tunes. A sound journey that invites us to dance.www.hekatombe.orgwww.facebook.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.linktr.ee/valentintariccowww.facebook.com/tariccovalentinwww.instagram.com/valentintariccowww.youtube.com/channel/UCugaypal1Em4JYl54JJgudg Watch Trailer #1Watch Trailer #2Watch Trailer #3

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Contemporary, Visual art, Circus, Multimedia, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Verse

A double-bill of two contrasting pieces: In/visible from calligrapher and choreographer Chiharu Kuronuma, and Tranquilizer from juggler Teruki Okamoto. Chiharu Kuronuma has developed a theoretical framework for integrating 2D calligraphy into a 3D bodily expression by employing aspects of the Laban Movement Analysis. Asian Arts Award winner Teruki Okamoto has been working on the discovery of the Principle of Motion. Together they investigate choreography as a part of a research process that unites dance and juggling with perspectives of calligraphy and digital programming.Performed by | Chiharu Kuronuma, Teruki OkamotoProduced and Directed by | Chiharu KuronumaMusic | TetoteMix | Ayumi ‘Ojo’ MatsuiTechnical Operation | Takamasa YamadaVideo | Masahiro Sekiya, Hiroki NoharaProduction | Kenji MatsumaeScenography | Octanorm Japan Co, Tokyo Velludo Co)Special thanks | Online Choreographer Workshop Vol 3, Circus Laboratory CouCou, PM Juggling, Tetote, Hello1103www.io-multimediaperformance.comwww.chiharukuronuma.comwww.terukiokamoto.comwww.instagram com/chiharu.kuronuma.59/www.instagram com/terukiokamoto/ Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Visual art, Performance art, Music, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Vulny Daddy

A retrospective on the growth of individuals, in which the questioning of faith, love, anxiety and redemption is achieved away from the gaze of parents, family and usual community. This live contemporary dance performance with visual art installation was created in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Daniela Vazquez, producer and dancer Catalina Navarrete, and a team of 8 Mexican performing artists. Each unique movement is performed sequentially to the mastered recordings of Vulny Daddy, an album written by Matthew Roberta (Matthew Anderson), produced by Drake Ritter, contributed by musical artists around the world.www.hekatombe.orgwww.facebook.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/hekatombe.produccion/ Watch Trailer

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Drag, Cabaret and Variety, Satire, Cabaret, LGBTQ+, Alternative - Annual Programme

Why, Gahd, WHY?!

As the world falls into chaos, humanity is looking for its path. How will humanity navigate this treacherous terrain of uncertainty? Drag, of course! How better to understand the absurdity of it all? Why, Gahd? WHY?! is a journey into the chaos and a guiding light. Two living Gahds have blessed the mortals with their presence and will share their knowledge of the universe through the ancient arts of divination and drag… which might just be tainted with pop culture references, witty banter, and a flair for the dramatic. Fresh from the 2021 OFFTA festival in Montréal.www.houseofgahd.comwww.facebook.com/HouseOfGahdwww.instagram.com/houseofgahdwww.youtube.com/channel/UCVmWjc_GWSXicSrtlJSv-9A Watch Preview – Flat EarthWatch Preview – Rosemary’s Baby

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Physical theatre, Solo show, Comedy, Theatre, True-life, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Willy’s Lil Virgin Queen

Award-winning actress and playwright Terra Taylor Knudson uses wit, anecdotes, and creative conjecture to weave Shakespeare’s works into her own coming-of-age story, and illustrates how the Bard shaped her life and gave her a voice. With humour, Terra explores her passion for Shakespeare, and connects classic characters with modern experiences. Accessible to all audiences. ’Throughout the all too brief 75 minutes, your head is left spinning as you experience her lifetime, British royal history, and glimpses into some of Shakespeare’s best scenes and soliloquies’ (www.Gazettes.com). ‘Highly entertaining, deeply moving. Not to be missed!’ (Hollywood Fringe Festival).www.terrataylorknudson.comwww.oliotheatreworks.orgwww.facebook.com/willyslilvirginqueenwww.instagram.com/terrataylorknudson.otw/ Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Site-specific, Performance art, Multimedia, Spiritual, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

With-in

‘When I was a boy we used to have an ‘ala’ (niche) in our old house, where we will always put something, a picture of God, or a candle, or an oil lamp. Those spaces created bigger resonance in my consciousness, to a bigger universe than my small little world.’ How does one project emotion through the physicality of the limbs and torso? This new site-specific physical piece from Oslo-based duo Nora Svenning and Sudesh Adhana, with video art from Antero Hein and music from Adun Kleive, explores the expression of almost being a sculpture.www.xproarts.comwww.instagram.com/sudeshadhanavimeo.com/user23043259 Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Contemporary, Performance art, Social commentary, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Annual Programme

Zoon to be Other

Created during lockdown 2020 in Mexico City, this short piece reveals an oneiric transformation through desire and loneliness. A woman shares some of the emotions of a prolonged isolation period, letting the audience travel between a sexual edge and the ironic borderline of human imagination. With the collaboration of MOC Collective, Zoon to be Other is an original video directed by Patrick Trigoso and Catalina Navarrete, filmed and edited by Sebastián Foss, with music from Héctor Guerrero.www.hekatombe.orgwww.facebook.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/hekatombe.produccionwww.instagram.com/catalinanhmx Watch Trailer

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Classical, Artist(s) of colour, Devised, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

[CANCELLED] Tituba

Playwright Winsome Pinnock gives a compelling voice to the enslaved woman who was the the first person to be accused of witchcraft during the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Relegated to the sidelines of history in Arthur Miller’s Crucible, Tituba is resurrected with complexity and humanity. A stranger and perhaps truer story of the events that led to her confessions and the havoc they caused. Contextualising cultural norms of the time and asking difficult questions, Tituba invites her audience to confront the horrors of the past with humour and compassion.Performed by | Faith Martin AbongoWritten by | Winsome PinnockDirected and Produced by | Faith Martin AbongoSet and Costume and Sound Design by | Faith Martin AbongoWe regret to announce that this production of Tituba has been cancelled for reasons beyond the control of PolyXo.PolyXo will instead perform The Elephant in the Room, at the dates and times that Tituba was to be performed. To book for The Elephant in the Room please see res.cthearts.com/event/34:4786

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Exhibition, Performance art, Theatre, Storytelling, Film, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

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Hand-picked shows from our digital performance programme and highlights from our critically-acclaimed short film programme. Pop in for a quirky short, linger longer for a moving moment. Features curated work from the UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, and worldwide. The destination for discerning audiences.Winner, LiveWire Innovation and Excellence Award for Digital Arts Programme of the Year.‘Both weird and wondrous’ (ThreeWeeks).‘Exceptional films’ (BroadwayBaby.com).‘Delightful… perfect’ (TheWeeReview.com).A much-needed pocket of escapism’ (ThreeWeeks).‘Spectacular’(Scotsman).Programme runs continuously. Screenings vary in length (typically 30 minutes to an hour).See www.CtheFestival.com/digital for listings and timings.This event is free (non-ticketed). You do not need to book in advance – just turn up. Please note that admission is subject to capacity restrictions.

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Physical theatre, Classic text, Comedy, Fringe favourite, Family-friendly, Theatre, Adaptation - Edinburgh Fringe

Shakespeare for Breakfast

The Bardic Breakfasters are back for our 33rd Fringe, with a brand-new show, breakfast included! The Tempest meets 10 Things I Hate About You and High School Musical in a teen rom-com-romp. A pleasing plethora of pentameter, puns and pastry. Sensational Shakespearience, perfect for hardened fans and blank verse virgins alike.‘A bouncy and boisterous take on Willie’s work’ (List)‘Well worth getting out of bed for’ (Independent)‘No holds Bard‘ (FringeGuru.com)‘Irreverent humour… clever’ (Stage)‘Side-splitting… glorious’ (BroadwayBaby.com)‘Full of fun’ (RemoteGoat.com)‘Sizzling’ (Scottish Daily Express)Free coffee and croissants! Fringe favourite since 1992. Book early.www.ctheatre.comfacebook.com/ctheatreedinburghinstagram.com/c_theatre/

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Educational, Children's, Musical theatre, Transcultural, Rock, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Baby Rock

A bilingual children’s musical in English and Spanish, Baby Rock is the story of Anastasia, a young girl who explores the world and learns how to make a new friend regardless of language barriers and differences. This is Baby Rock's Edinburgh Fringe debut following a sell out run in New York, incorporating catchy rock music and interactive elements to transport the audience into Anastasia’s world. Celebrating the joys of diversity, language, music and love, this show will continue to spread these messages to young audiences around the world! Te va a encantar!CastAnastasia | Liv LicursiCatalina | Ana Karina CanoWritten by | Carlos De MatteisTranslated, Directed and Produced by | Taylor BazosProduced by | Ana Karina CanoStage Manager | Valeryann Bouffordwww.facebook.com/babyrockthemusicalinstagram.com/babyrockthemusical/youtube.com/watch?v=UIHpLVR2eA0&authuser=0

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Epic, Classic story, Dance, Film, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Odyssea

This dance-on-film follows the epic journey of Odyssea, a curious sea traveller, as she encounters flora and fauna in fantastical realms. New York-based Quicksilver Dance perform with only their hands, painted to become vibrant characters. Across biomorphic landscapes of sculptures and fabric and set to original music, Odyssea offers a feminist take on the concept of an odyssey: she makes her way by helping fellow travellers, building relationships and trading, rather than through the mythologically typical (male) approaches of strength, trickery or intrigue. This playful and poignant tale of encountering difference promises to make the familiar feel excitingly unfamiliar again.‘Odyssea is clever, vibrant, and poignant storytelling captured at its very best’ (LouReviews.blog)‘Fabric makes a landscape, a seascape, to host boats made from driftwood and other coastal pieces. It all appears so simple but it's obvious deep thought has gone into every choice. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ (WellingtonReviews.co.nz)Created, Choreographed and Performed by | Mariah SteeleVideography and Editing by | Hans RinderknechtOriginal Musical Score by | Yoshiko Arahata3-D Mixed Media Artwork by | Raphaela McCormackAdditional Performances by | Lia Nelson and Anna Remuswww.quicksilverdance.comfacebook.com/QuicksilverDanceCompany Watch Trailer

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Children's, Epic, International, Family-friendly, Devised, Magic - Edinburgh Fringe

Bubble J: The Fantastic Unbelievable Show

All the way from Korea, and travelling to 48 cities in 10 different countries, Bubble J: The Fantastic Unbelievable Show gives its European premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe. Its aim is to provide fun and excitement to families around the world with magic, soap bubbles, balloons and shadow-play. This non-verbal show with digital interaction is a new kind of storytelling, that will unite adults and children in an experience that is not only unforgettable but also unbelievable!Performed by | Bubble Jbubblej.modoo.atinstagram.com/bubbleshow_j/youtube.com/watch?v=wzId7HcJEwk

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Physical theatre, Clown, Family-friendly, Character comedy, Theatre, Commedia dell’arte - Edinburgh Fringe

Masquerade Mask

Two servants, Pasta and Pizza, are tasked by their master to introduce and showcase the cultural phenomenon that is Commedia dell’Arte. They are to bring the Masks on display – the old Venetian merchant, Pantalone, the servants Zanni and Arlecchino, the Doctor; the Captains, and more – to life. The show is presented in English and Italian, and through many games, jokes, and puns, it tackles Commedia's central themes: the love of power, the power of love, the hunger and misery of the less fortunate, and the magic that surrounds life and stage.Cast | Luca Comastri, Tania Passarini, Gabriel BirdCreated by | Massimo Machiavelli, Luca ComastriSongs composed by | Umberto CavalliThanks | Ministero della Cultura, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Bolognafacebook.com/fraternalcompagniainstagram.com/fraternal_compagnia/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Satire, New writing, Comedy, Theatre, Acrobatics - Edinburgh Fringe

Circus, Break!

Our circus is one big family. We know that all families are dysfunctional, but our circus is in trouble, and the controlling Ringmaster won’t listen to opposition. Safety measures have been failing, and performers have been falling. The one place where we can talk freely is the break room, and lately conversation is all about the broken spirit of the troupe, and breaking the back of this curse before someone breaks the lunatic Ringmaster’s neck. And getting it done before the safety inspector arrives. Something's gotta give… or else we’ll all have to go!Cast | Jack Lee, Stacey Haber, Madeleine May DevineDirected by | Jack Leewww.shhh.media/#/theatrefacebook.com/TheMusicFirmHQinstagram.com/staceyhaberofficial/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Sketch show, Immersive, Improv, Comedy, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

JukeSox

A dynamic sketch comedy show blending traditional sketches with improv influence, Jukesox offers a refreshing new take on the genre. The show thrives on the chemistry of its cast, who deliver a unique performance each night. Unlike conventional sketches, narratives bleed into one another, with recurring gags and characters enhancing the cohesion – such as Berry the cost-cutting council worker, and Dolfo the insecure home assistant. Drawing inspiration from everyday absurdities, current events, and societal quirks, the material is refined through improv workshops and promises an entertaining exploration of life's absurd intricacies.Performed by | Ilya Wray, Georgie Wedge, Lola Knight, Michal Vojtech, Ariel de la Garza DavidoffWritten and Directed by | Ilya Wray and Ariel de la Garza Davidoffwww.threepennycollective.co.uk/instagram.com/threepennycollective/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Educational, Universal, Gig theatre, Theatre, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Adaptation: Enough Already

Inspired by the work of Dr Gabor Maté, this is a play for women who do too much and the men who love them. Tilda is a busy working mum, caught in the unsatisfying squeeze between huge responsibilities at the office, the invisible mental and emotional loads at home, and a yearning to remember who she is and what she loves. Add menopause, unspoken social norms that she’s unwittingly internalised, teenage kids, an ageing mother – and there you have it: enough already! If you know anyone with autoimmune disease, this is your play.Performed by | Kathy OwenWritten by | Samantha GrahamOriginal Music Composed and Performed by | Ella Mehlberg with Will Sharp, Ffion AynsleyDirected by | Hannah CalascioneSound and Lights by | Tim FloodProjection Artist | John McGeochwww.vegasnerve.livefacebook.com/vegasnerveband/instagram.com/vegasnerve33/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Physical theatre, Classic text, Family-friendly, Theatre, Devised, Adaptation - Edinburgh Fringe

The Wind in the Willows

Embark on an adventure with Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr Toad. From the tranquility of the riverbank to the perilous depths of the Wild Wood, follow their escapades as they try to keep Toad out of trouble and protect his family home from the nefarious Chief Weasel and his band of miscreants. A heart-warming and humorous adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's children’s classic from fringe regulars C theatre.‘Highly recommended’ (PrimaryTimes.co.uk)‘Hidden gem’ (FringeReview.co.uk)‘Capturing the emotional heart’ **** (List)From the book by | Kenneth GrahameAdapted and Directed by | Kate Stephensonwww.ctheatre.comfacebook.com/ctheatreedinburghinstagram.com/c_theatre/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Farce, New writing, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Social commentary - Edinburgh Fringe

You Can't Escape an Aussie Boy

'Being President of a footy club is pretty straightforward, right? Sign the best players, sell more beer, and try not to burn it all to the ground!' A loud, obnoxious and darkly humorous dive into the bravado, insecurity and ego of an Aussie Boy's mind, and the intoxicating lust for glory and power they find within the sacred walls of Marydale Tigers Football Club. In a world where it seems any idiot can be president, Dan, Stephen and Tim discover that they might just be the wrong idiots to put in charge.CastJeremy Harland | Dan DaviesShane Palmer | Stephen DoolanNathan Wright | Tim BramwellWritten by | Shane PalmerDirected by | Riley LongworthCo-Produced by | Shane Palmer, Riley Longworth, Nathan Wright, Jeremy Harlandfacebook.com/ShanePalmerActorPhotographerinstagram.com/shane.d.palmer/instagram.com/marydale_tigers_fc/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Solo show, New writing, Tragi-comedy, Dark comedy, Theatre, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe

At Least I’m Not Bald

A darkly comic one-woman show created by writer-performer and cancer survivor, Valery Reva. At Least I’m Not Bald is her second Fringe show, and centres on the “big C”, the terrifying letter we all dread. Using comedy and black humour, Valery draws on her own lived experiences and other testimonials, to explore the depths of despair and those moments in-between that make life worth living, no matter what. A journey towards healing and self-betterment, this show will leave you stunned, crying and laughing in the face of death.Written and Performed by | Valery RevaDirected by | Kapil RedekarMusic produced by | Aniruddha NimkarProduced by | Jonathan KeddieSet designed by | Gabe GilmourMovement Director | Benita C. LambrechtsPoster designed by | Kate Iarovavaleryreva.onepage.meinstagram.com/valery_reva/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Musicals and Opera, Vocal, Dark comedy, Music, Drama, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe

The Break-Up Diet

This raw and powerful exploration of a hard-hitting break-up will pull at your heartstrings and might even make you smile. Written and performed by singer/songwriter Tamara Williamson, with original alternative music and film, The Break-Up Diet defies traditional musical conventions to tell a gripping tale of infidelity, breakup, denial, and recovery. Tamara takes audiences on a captivating journey, with evocative storytelling and a range of emotions, that stays with them long after the show ends to offer a unique and unforgettable experience. An award-winning, powerful production from Canada.Created and Written by | Tamara WilliamsonBandLead | Tamara WilliamsonVoice,Guitar,Sax by | Sarah FazackerleyBass by | Chris WallerDrums, programs by | Stephen PitkinProduction team | Tamara Williamson, Heather Cook ScalaThanksAll the people who donated and came to watch the showRichard for creating the filmwww.breakupdiet.cafacebook.com/tamarawilliamson1000intagram.com/tamarawilliamson1000/tiktok.com/@breakupdiet Watch Trailer

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Thriller, New writing, Multimedia, Theatre, Multidisciplinary - Edinburgh Fringe

The Santa Ana

Is a strong wind all it takes to tip people over the edge? This multimedia thriller is inspired by Joan Didion’s essay on the Santa Ana. A multiplicity of characters are thrown into turmoil by these winds, from an oil magnate in fated pursuit of profit to a disaffected wife with murderous desires. As suicide rates increase and forest fires rage, this new play explores the simultaneous parallel decay of our environment and our mental health. Live videography and electronic score accompany this descent into disorder, as tensions rise to a climactic sensory and emotional overspill.CastStella CohenMusicians | Flynn McHardy and Rory GreigWritten and Directed | Laurie Bayley-HigginsDesigner | Amy Townsend LowcockAssistant Director | Laura May BrunkProduced by | PJ Cunningham and Katie Tusoninstagram.com/the.santa.ana/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, International, Circus, Acrobatics, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

No Dragon No Lion

Re-creating the classical Lion Dance and Chinese Opera as contemporary performance, this dynamic Kung-Fu dance-circus mixes beat-boxing, martial arts, tricks and parkour. Live beat-boxing replaces traditional Asian percussive music. Experience the historical and present-day cultures of Asia through a vibrant journey of discovery and transformation, highlighting the common bonds of humanity. Made in Hong Kong. Opening act, New York Times Square New Year’s Eve 2023. Winner, Best Show, Asian Arts Awards 2022.'No Dragon No Lion isn't just a spectacle, but an exploration of Hong Kong’s soul, a dance between the past and the present' (FringeBiscuit.com).Performed by | Steve Ng, Alan Cheng, To Chi Sing, Leo LauArtistic Director and Choreographer | Hugh Chofacebook.com/852DT instagram.com/tscrew_hk/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Contemporary, New writing, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Will Shea, Won't Shea?

Inspired by the will-they-won't-they relationships of our time (think Harry and Sally, Ross and Rachel), Shea orchestrates the one-woman romantic comedy of her dreams. She knows the the best way to find love is to pick any random dude, make him your best friend, and pine for each other in secret for years. That's the dream! …Right? As things begin to fall apart, Shea is forced to confront the real reason she wants to keep men at arms length: maybe it's the closest she can get to dating them without actually having to date them.Written and Performed by | Shea StanleyDirected by | Amy Allenwww.shea-stanley.com/instagram.com/sheabutter33/tiktok.com/@hoorayforshea

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Solo show, Clown, Music, Theatre, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Joe Hill: The Man Who Never Died

‘American labour icon!? Ridiculous. I’m a wharf-rat Swede and a songster. Well, Utah heard enough of my ranting, framed me for murder, had me executed. But I made up my mind not to die, as the song goes…’ This new solo show from writer, composer, actor and musician Joseph Shaw inhabits the ghost of early 20th-century union activist and songwriter Joe Hill, immortalised in the protest song of the same name. Songs and readings from Hill’s letters offer glimpses of his fascinating life.Created and performed by | Joey ShawDirected by | Bobbin RamseyThis performance is given outdoors. The performance will continue in the event of light rain. In the event of heavy rain the performance may be cancelled and in this case a refund will be offered to all ticket-holders.This production is Pay What You Want. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay to reserve a place in advance, or turn up at the venue to see the show without a ticket if space is available. If you did not buy a ticket, or wish to give more, you will be able to give donations towards the production’s budget after the performance.

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Contemporary, New writing, Verbatim, Theatre, Devised, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Lies Where It Falls

In this compelling and moving solo play, Downton Abbey’s Ruairi Conaghan tells the story of the murder of a loved one and the lasting and unpredictable trauma that flowed from it. At a time when the violent legacies of Northern Ireland’s recent past have never been more important to talk about, this acclaimed show uses storytelling, song, poetry, humour, cinema and Shakespeare to tell this courageous, joyous, uplifting tale of recovery. Performed with raw, courageous, soul-bearing honesty. If we can find empathy, there is always hope.One of Belfast Telegraph’s Top Ten Cultural Events in 2023.Written and Performed by | Ruairi ConaghanDirected By | Patrick O Kanewww.andyjordanproductions.co.uk

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Solo show, Comedy, Social commentary, Disabled-led, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Am I Beautiful?

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then how can a blind man tell? Richard Wheatley returns to the Fringe with his stand-up show about the challenges and trials of living as a blind man in a sighted world of fashion, beauty and aesthetics. Richard explores beauty by numbers, the rules of fashion, and a mother’s opinions on getting a haircut. Who and what can you trust when the mirror can’t help? Fun fast and friendly, Richard is mostly clean and always funny.Winner Spirit of the Fringe Award 2023 ***** (Derek Awards).Written and Performed by | Richard Wheatleyrichardwheatleycomedy.cominstagram.com/romtwheatley/

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Contemporary, Musical theatre, Traditional, Artist(s) of colour, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

The Jewel of Africa

A unique physical dance show produced to carry your imagination across the cultures of Zimbabwe and Africa through music and dance. Fast-paced African Warrior dances, traditional ceremonial dances, gumboot dance and African contemporary jives are closely accompanied by the sweet melodies of African voices. The Drum (Ingungu) plays a great role in delivering a heart-stopping display of well-choreographed dance moves while instruments like Amarimba (Xylophone), Hosho and Mbira bring everything together. Finally, African costumes brighten a production which proves that art from Zimbabwe is indeed a Jewel of Africa.Created and Peformed by | Ezimnyama Dance EnsembleDirected by | Phibion NcubeTour Manager | Thulani Javas SibandaManagement Company | Exclusive Managementwww.exclusiveperformers.com/uk-tour-2024facebook.com/EzimnyamaDanceZimbabweyoutube.com/watch?v=pRsyfzQspkQ

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Mime, International, Family-friendly, Theatre, Magic, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Diary of a Magician

Step into the world of the magician, where fragments of life are unveiled through a mysterious diary. Join a mesmerising adventure through mountains, seas, and the cosmos in search of creative sparks. Experience classical Chinese poetry fused with modern magic, witness centuries-old verses colliding with contemporary art. Diary of a Magician blends classic magic and sensational stunts into a spellbinding performance.‘More than just magic, this is art’ ***** (KidsInAdelaide.com.au).‘Moves like a dancer, everyone is enraptured… Keeping children’s attention is tough; doing it without saying a word is even more impressive' (DarkStoriesTheatre.com.au).Directed and Performed by | Mu-Syuan, ChangProduced by | You-Lin, TsaiProduction | Fang-Chen and Chouwww.amplayhouse.cominstagram.com/a.m.playhouse.co/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Visual art, Performance art, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Mariana Trench

Click. The story starts with a young photographer. A chance encounter reunites him with a girl he admired at school. He tries to recapture lost years through this reconnection. Click. His Ma-jie (maidservant uniquely typical to past Hong Kong) admires the man downstairs who writes letters for her and others. Click. These parallel disconnected narratives, divided by a trench of loneliness, reveal the underwater emotional currents that can drown mankind. Amid fast-paced modernised Hong Kong, Theatre Ronin’s piece, like the camera, nostalgically shows the impossibility of hanging on to the past. Performed in Cantonese, English surtitles.Performed by | To Yim-shan, Wong Ka-chunLive Musician | Tim ChanDirector, Co-writer & Production design | Alex Tam Hung-manCo-written by | Wong Man-hoProduced by | Lam Pik-chi JessieLighting Designer | Zoe CheungProduction Manager | Chong Hiu-tingAdministrator | Sylvia Laiwww.theatreronin.com.hk/homefacebook.com/TheatreRonininstagram.com/theatreronin/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Sketch show, Comedy, Absurdist, Character comedy, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

Woodrow Auditions Live

78-year-old Woodrow is finally getting a chance to pursue his dream… becoming an actor! He's prepped his monologues, brushed his teeth and is ready to audition. And you will be the casting directors! Baloney Theatre Company is back in Edinburgh with their wackiest show yet. Expect to see cowboys, chaotic car salesmen, crocs and lots more! Woodrow will do just about anything to get a role. Written and performed by Marissa Landy, this sketch show is silly, whimsical and totally bonkers. Come along and see if Woodrow can land the job!Written and performed by | Marissa Landywww.baloneytheatrecompany.comfacebook.com/BaloneyTheatre/instagram.com/baloneytheatre/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Comedy, Cabaret, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

The Cancer Comedy Cabaret

Embark on a raw, transformative journey through one man’s battle with cancer. Laugh and cry as he delves into the depths of his experience, sharing the realities of living with a disease that is changing his life. From relentless chemotherapy to intimate scars, every moment is carving him a new identity, in ways he never could have imagined. Through heartfelt storytelling and exquisite humour, witness the transformative power of vulnerability as it slowly turns into courageous strength. Discover the manifesto for a new artistic movement.‘This cancer is a true blessing’ (Fellow comedian).Written and Performed by | Désiré BimanDirected by | David T JonesCreative Consultant | Sarah McKenna

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Solo show, Contemporary, New writing, Tragi-comedy, Drama, Theatre, True-life, Political - Edinburgh Fringe

Born in the USA (Leaving Vietnam)

Trump’s populist slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ appeals to disillusioned war veteran Jimmy in rustbelt Michigan but his new-found politics threaten to tear his family apart – until an unexpected visit leads to a profound emotional reconciliation. Original, humorous, intensely moving storytelling, redemptive and hopeful, about overcoming trauma, and having to face it to overcome it. From award-winning actor-playwright Richard Vergette.‘Multi-layered and masterful’ (HackneyCitizen.co.uk).‘An excellent storyteller’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info).‘Compelling, heart-wrenching… gripping piece of new theatre writing that should be experienced by all generations’ (FringeReview.co.uk).‘Extraordinary tour-de-force… uplifting and devastating in equal measure’ (TheReviewsHub.com).Written and performed by | Richard VergetteDirected by | Andy PearsonProduced by | Andy Jordanwww.andyjordanproductions.co.uk

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Thriller, New writing, Ensemble piece, Drama, Theatre, Historical - Edinburgh Fringe

Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Believed in Fairies

Sherlock Holmes confronts his deadliest enemy yet: a man who hates him, his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes has deduced it wasn’t Moriarty, but Doyle, jealous of his popularity, behind the near-fatal attack on him at the Reichenbach Falls. Holmes, a notable rationalist, is further irked by being constantly linked with Doyle, the famous spiritualist. When two girls claim to have photographed fairies and Doyle believes them, this disgusts Holmes. He seeks to refute the pictures, but unlocks a deeper mystery surrounding the events at Cottingley. Can logic overturn belief?CastSherlock Holmes | Harry MeacherDr John Watson | Kenneth McConnellSir Arthur Conan Doyle, Concierge, Bradford Bookseller, Edward L. Gardner | Guy HepworthMiss Hudson,Mrs Pickett, Bradford Waitress, Mrs Polly Wright | Kate ColdronCreated, Directed and Produced by | F.R. MaherOriginal theme | Paul BirchallLighting Design | John RevellSound and Lighting | Steve LincolnThanks | Andrew Rissik, Pete Hollinshead, Dan Baines, Suzy Walker, Emyr John, Theatr Clwyd, Russell Erwood, Horatio Clarefacebook.com/people/Sherlock-Holmes-and-The-Man-Who-Believed-in-Fairies/instagram.com/tinkfaeryfestival/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Music, Devised, Dance, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Liminal

What if stars held memories from the future? Set at a pivotal time in history, Liminal combines star myths with astronomy, in this story of an astronomer lost in the Longitude Problem, finding more than just twinkling lights in the night sky. Contemporary dance and traditional erhu music traverses East-West boundaries, travelling an epic journey, following the path of the only star in our solar system to rise in the East and settle in the West. Inspired by migration and identity, Liminal delves into concepts of home and heritage, and how they are shaped by the movement of people.CastChen XiyaoAnneliese CharekCreated by | Chan Vi, Chen Xiyao, Anneliese CharekDirected by | Chan Vi.Sound and Projection Design by | Chan Vi.Co-produced by | Nicole Zhouwww.erhuremixproject.comfacebook.com/erhuremixproject

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Spoken word, Debate, Spectacle, Discussion, In conversation, Compilation - Edinburgh Fringe

The Eazy Club

Discussion, conversation, and debate about the arts, society and life. In the digital world there's no greater joy than talking face to face. 300 years ago a club was set up in Edinburgh to support artists and poets. A centre of curiosity and debate, where horizons were broadened, it heralded the Scottish Enlightenment. It was called the Easy Club, and it lives again in this series of discussions inspired by C’s festival programme. Topics, speakers, and artists will differ daily, but always provoke thought and further chat.Free afternoon tea (and coffee) provided. See website for listings.See www.CtheFestival.com/eazy-club for listings.This event is free (non-ticketed). You do not need to book in advance – just turn up. Please note that admission is subject to capacity restrictions.

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Solo show, New writing, Comedy, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Worse Than You

Confronted with her fear of being unlovable and forever misunderstood an overly self-aware comedian puts together the biggest show of her life. Desperate to connect, yet doomed to self-sabotage, she pushes therapists, dates and peers away through trauma dumping, a sexual obsession with Captain America, and pathologizing all of her exes with sociopathy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll walk away with a new crush. A new play from actor/writer Mo Fry Pasic and director Sudi Green.Written and Performed by | Mo Fry PasicDirected by | Sudi GreenProduced by | Lauren Mandelwww.worsethanyouplay.cominstagram.com/worsethanyouplay

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Music, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Unbelievable

Enter the world of university lecturer Cassandra, living in “close-call-apocalypse-averted” times, aka the 2030s. Ride the rollercoaster of her life with her as she wonders why things in the past were so crazy. Prepare for some collective therapy and a dose of rekindled imagination as you join her journey. Will she choose to continue to pray at the Temple of Conformity? Can she believe what the mirror of her life reflects back to her? Cutting edge theatre, live music and immersive projection set in Edinburgh and brought to you by a German, Australian and Scottish team.Written and Performed by | Samantha GrahamOriginal Music Composed and Performed by | Ella Mehlberg with Will Sharp, Ffion AynsleyDirected by | Bobbie-JeanSound and Lighting by | Tim FloodProjection Artist | John McGeochwww.vegasnerve.livefacebook.com/vegasnerveband/instagram.com/vegasnerve33/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Musical theatre, Cabaret, Music, Theatre, Storytelling, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

All These Pretty Things

An emotionally raw blend of memoir and song, Tracey Yarad’s All These Pretty Things is a phoenix rising from the ashes story, taking the audience from Australia and the fallout of a devastating divorce following her husband's affair with their teenage goddaughter, to New York City and an inspiring new life. An evocative portrayal of one woman’s capacity to come back stronger than ever, it is an inspirational testament to the human spirit.‘Beautiful alchemy: breathtakingly honest, gorgeously sung songs on the themes of loss and abandonment, and the restorative power of music and love’ (BroadwayWorld.com).Written, Created and Performed by | Tracey YaradCo-written and Directed by | Tessa Souterwww.traceyyarad.comfacebook.com/traceyyaradmusicinstagram.com/traceyyarad/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Drama, Theatre, Artist(s) of colour, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Elephant in the Room

A new play. Performed by Faith Abongo.Love in the twenty-first century is an eclectic ideology and culmination of dreamy, programmed constructs. A concocted, conditional fairy-tale embedded deeply in the phenomena of current social complexities. Based on externalised fantasy, we idealise what and who our partners should be. The love they should provide. The expectations of what our unions should yield. Largely, contemporary love is based on hazy perspectives that doesn’t reflect truth: it is an elusive perceived experience that deletes the intricate dynamics which comprise realistic human experience and exchange. When the curtains drop, the illusions become a bitter unpalatable truth.Written, Created and Performed by | Faith Martin AbongoDirected and Produced by | Faith Martin AbongoCast in order of appearance | Faith Martin Abongo & Temisanren UwawahSet, Costume and Lighting Design by | Faith Martin AbongoSound Design by | Christine Atieno and Faith Martin AbongoIntimacy coordinator | Christine AtienoThanks to | Christine Atieno, Africanus World

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Cabaret and Variety, Drawing, Magic, Multidisciplinary, Storytelling, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Surreal: The Mind-Reading Show From Berlin!

A mind-reading show from Berlin! Enter a surreal world where mind-reading is normal! This show combines handmade vintage-style visuals with the strange skills of two savants from Berlin. In a dialogue between animated short films and paranormal experiments, the two mind-readers bow to the beauty of 1920s Berlin, and a mystical childhood in Brazil. Surreal is a surprising, dreamy and, above all, interactive experience.‘Absolutely astonishing!’ (Uri Geller).‘Internationally acclaimed intuitive-duo Roman von Thurau and Vivian take their audience on a truly trippy ride into the inexplicable’ (Sugarhigh).‘You are amazing!’ (TV Sweden).Written, Created, Drawn, Animated, Composed and Performed by | Vivian Sommer and Roman Maria von Thurauwww.sonambul.comfacebook.com/people/Sonambulinstagram.com/sonambul_mindreader/youtube.com/watch?v=jGw3hlkzibM

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Fusion, Dance, Flamenco, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe

Flamencodanza

An inspired, powerful and elegant piece with Flamenco dance and guitar. Aylin Bayaz’s contemporary flamenco dance combines strength, elegance and beauty. Raul Mannola's music draws on Flamenco, Brazilian music and jazz, giving depth and colour. Bayaz’s dance and Mannola’s music fuse together to produce an unique show of beauty and inspiration.‘Flamencodanza is more than just a show – it’s a breathtaking journey, with its fusion of tradition and contemporary flair… leaving an enduring impression on every fortunate spectator’ (Dancelife.com.au)‘Flamencodanza is hot, and you won’t see anything else like it’ (TheStageRaw.com)‘Mannola is amazing to watch. He does not “play” the guitar, he dominates it’ (TheTVolution.com)'An audience favourite' (Hudson Theatre, Hollywood)‘Pure artistry and emotional tour de force’ (LouReviews.blog)Best Dance and Physical Theatre, Hollywood Fringe 2022Award for Artistic Merit, Hollywood Fringe 2023Choreography and Dance by | Aylin BayazMusic by | Raul Mannolawww.eflamencodanza.comfacebook.com/aylinbayazinstagram.com/aylinbayaz/ Watch Trailer

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Contemporary, International, Absurdist, Theatre, Puppetry, Political - Edinburgh Fringe

The Gummy Bears’ Great War

At dawn, the nation of the Gummy Bears declares war against the nation of the Dinosaurs. The Gummies will prepare for war, there will be a battle, and the Dinosaurs will win the fight. But even if the outcome is tragically obvious, the question remains: What makes the candies so obstinate? The Gummy Bears’ Great War is an object-theatre show that takes place on a table, with real candies, small lights, and few spectators. An existential tragicomedy about our search for meaning.‘Perfect marriage of dramaturgy and design…a heart-wrenching, mouth-watering, theatrical experience’ (BroadwayDnaBlog.Substack.com).With Valentina Fadda, and Leonardo TomasiFeaturing the voice of | Tino PetilliWritten and Directed by | Angelo TrofaAudio | Quarantacinque by Michela AtzeniTech supervisor | Luca Cartawww.gummybearswar.comfacebook.com/batisfera.teatroinstagram.com/batisfera/

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Physical theatre, Musicals and Opera, Musical theatre, Ensemble piece, Dark comedy, Horror - Edinburgh Fringe

Bloody Ballad of Bette Davis

What if Bette Davis were a witch? In 2019, her evangelical daughter, BD Davis, claimed that her mother was filled with demonic forces that gave her power. Piper’s original musical set in 1975, tells the story of how Davis, saddled with bills for an infirm daughter, and now well past her prime, takes a job on the classic cult horror film Burnt Offerings. Following the unprofessional behaviour of pickled actor Oliver Reed, and the neurotic Karen Black, will she use her magical abilities for revenge or re-establish her power as the star of the picture?CastBette Davis | Annie Meek MontgomeryOliver Reed | Aaron NovakKaren Black | Connor DelvesBD Hyman | Laura Dillman FrankDon | Eva Sheehy MossWritten and Directed by | John P. McEnenyComposed by | Rob ParkerExecutive Director | Rachael JonesGeneral Manager | Justine McLaughlinAdditional Support by | Dr. Rachael Jones and Laura ParkerPhotography by | Vas Eliwww.pipertheatre.orgfacebook.com/Bloody Ballad Of Bette Davis: A New Musical instagram.com/bloodybettemusical/x.com/BloodyBetteShow

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Cabaret and Variety, Contemporary, Immersive, Comedy, Cabaret, Alternative comedy - Edinburgh Fringe

Broken Planet: The Absurd Cabaret of Apocalyptic Proportions

A subversive live experience developed by artists from around the globe. Despite ever-evolving digital connection our world is more divided than ever. Broken Planet is here to reconnect us, to put the humility back into humanity, to provide the space for rediscovering the good in everyone and everything around us. Embrace imperfections with the interactive and uplifting power of silly. Join Clown God and an array of wonderfully weird guests for this unique celebration blending comedy, circus, indie music and the ridiculous… before it’s too late. Come save the world!CastCallum Grant, Richie Schiraldi,Brittany, Anderson, Chloe Matonis, Joel Dávila Joseph Bryantwww.brokenplanetshow.comfacebook.com/brokenplanetshow

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Musicals and Opera, Operetta, Modern classic, Musical theatre, Cabaret, Interdisciplinary - Edinburgh Fringe

Savoy! Everybody's Doing It

Get ready for blushful stories of passionate affairs, mischievous gossip and racy romances. This vigorous and unapologetic new musical relationship comedy tears the illusion of modern marriage to pieces through its uplifting collection of world-famous operetta songs staged with a brave contemporary twist. The musical line-up includes songs from pre-World War West End and Broadway hit operettas Ball at the Savoy, Riviera Girl and more. Eastern European cultural heritage meets Western contemporary musical theatre in this cabaret-style interactive show by Julia Joy.Written by | Julia Joy and Bernadett SwannCreated by | NP&JOY EntertainmentDirected and Choreographed by | Julia JoyProduced by | Julia Joy and Norbert Potornaiwww.savoymusical.comfacebook.com/savoythemusicalinstagram.com/savoymusical/

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Physical theatre, Family-friendly, Traditional, Puppetry, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Riding Alone

Please change the website copy toThis one-man puppet drama follows a young performing artist with more than 20 years experience in Chinese puppetry, on his journey of self-discovery as he learns, practices and ultimately passes on his skills. His personal growth is explored through the telling of the classic heroic Chinese story: three sworn brothers in the Taoyuan, riding alone for thousands of miles. Already a favourite at international puppetry festivals, Shenzhen Puppet Art Theatre use a variety of different puppets, string, stick, cloth bag and shadow figures to elevate the everyday in their vivid, innovative and heartwarming shows.Performed by | Hong JindiaoDirected by | Ma YuanProduced by | Liu Ziyuanwww.puppetsz.cominstagram.com/sz_puppetart/

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Solo show, Contemporary, Comedy, Historical, Storytelling, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe

Whore’s Eye View

A mad dash through 10,000 years of history from the perspective of a sex worker. Through historical canonized characters, Whore's Eye View traces the evolution of the sacred whore from deified, to demonized, to diseased. Weaving comedic storytelling with the wisdom of her own lived experience and contemporary observations, Kaytlin Bailey artfully unpacks the complex, age-old stigma underpinning a status quo designed to keep women in their place.'The solo show mixes erudition with earthiness. It flows from unfiltered divulgence to impassioned thesis, all leavened by a parade of well-honed zingers' (San Francisco Chronicle).Written and Performed by | Kaytlin BaileyDirected by | Vanessa MoroscoDramaturg | Stephanie Alvarado PrughScript Development | Carole MontgomeryProduced | Leah MoonExecutive Producer | Old ProsHistorian | Dr. Charlene J. Fletcherwhoreseyeview.cominstagram.com/oldprosonline/

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Solo show, Musicals and Opera, Dark comedy, Cabaret, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Showtime!

If Tim Burton met Stephen Sondheim in the KitKat Club… and they were a woman… This twisted one-woman musical is an electric exploration of the life of the artist. As Amelia's prime source of inspiration, her charismatic alter-ego, The Master, gradually becomes her sadistic captor, we travel through the depths of workaholism and the lengths one will go in pursuit of "the dream". A frantic Dad, dodgy agent, oh… and that 65-year-old boyfriend, all come to life through The Master's larger-than-life 'Show Dahling!', while Amelia believes one thing is more important than entertaining an audience: the truth.Written, Composed, Created and Performed by | Em HoggettCo-directed by Sarah HuckinArrangements and Orchestrations by | Anessa MarieChoreographed by | Kris EngelstadSelect Costumes by | Kay HoggettSelect Props by | Alexandria BevilaquaThanks | Kay Hoggett, Matthew Hoggett, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Columbia University, The Bechdel Project, Adrian Prohaskawww.emthemaster.cominstagram.com/emthemaster/

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Solo show, Tragi-comedy, Drama, Theatre, Devised - Edinburgh Fringe

Dear Shameless Death – Dirmit

Discover the experiences of Dirmit, the youngest girl in a large migrated family struggling to adapt to city life. Stuck in a small room together, her parents and older brothers try to protect her from life in the strange city, restraining her with customs and traditions. Somehow, she always finds a way to take care of herself. Latife Tekin's best-selling magic-realist novel is brought to the stage. The fantastical story offers strong feminist insights into what it means to be a woman growing up in Türkiye today.From the Novel written by | Latife TekinAdapted by | Nezaket Erden and Hakan Emre ÜnalPerformed by | Nezaket ErdenDirected by | Hakan Emre ÜnalProduced by | Tiyatro HemhâlPresented by | Lus ProductionProject Supervised by | Zeynep Günsur YüceilTranslator and Dramaturg | Büke ErkoçPoster Design | Kardelen AkçaFlyer Design | Aybala Erdenwww.hemhaltiyatro.cominstagram.com/tiyatrohemhal/

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Drag, Satire, New writing, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Multimedia - Edinburgh Fringe

Man Up: A Show for Women!

This women-created news satire stars comedian Maggie Metnick in drag as Chip Johnson, a red-blooded American male pundit on a mission to mansplain the news to women. From politics to sex advice, Chip is here to guide the girlies through a big man’s world. What begins as a self-serious cable news show unravels into a surreal exploration of Chip’s insecurities, the loneliness of modern masculinity, and the follies of the patriarchy. You’re welcome, ladies.As listed in TimeOut’s ‘Best Things to Do in New York’.Created and Performed by | Maggie MetnickCreated and Written by | Hunter LangWritten by | Emma Campbell, Nell Kessler, Mackenzie Menter, Nora Schmittinstagram.com/manupladies/tiktok.com/@manupladies

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Sci-fi, Musicals and Opera, New writing, Comedy, Musical theatre, Science and technology - Edinburgh Fringe

Crispr! The Musical

Finally, a musical about gene editing technology! Two struggling genetics researchers are determined to create the world’s first super-soyabean, but a rival lab will stop at nothing to defeat them. Featuring original songs, dance, action-packed battles and shocking twists, Crispr! the Musical is a high-energy romp that will knock your socks off. The creators of NYC’s Hottie Bop, Duane Stanford and Lina Zikas, portray three pairs of characters whose stories converge into a climactic battle of epic – and hilarious – proportions. A stand-out show that will delight anyone who loves to laugh.Created, Written, Performed and Produced by | Lina Zikas and Duane StanfordDirected by | Kevin QianProduction Design by | Kit Cartersurfrock.io/crispr

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Farce, New writing, Traditional, Theatre, Devised, Puppetry - Edinburgh Fringe

Lobster Bisque

Jim Henson meets Oscar Wilde in this gay old romp through Victorian England that offers a modern interpretation of classic English farce – heightened energy, slapstick physicality, and outrageous characters in over-the-top situations – all performed by two actors and a menagerie of fully articulated mechanical puppets. Laced with lavish luxuries, face-slapping humour, and a bowl of soup that’s simply to die for, Lobster Bisque features new and innovative ways of storytelling and the incorporation of clown work to deliver gut-busting fun while engrossing the audience in a visual feast. It will leave you gagging for more.Written and Performed by | Witt Tarantino, Emma Rose CreanerCompany Manager | Georgia Pianoinstagram.com/lobsterbisque2024/

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Spoken word, New writing, Comedy, Dark comedy, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

27

As Jam’s 28th birthday approaches, he announces to his flatmates Hank and Morgan that he's going to kill himself instead, earning a place in the 27 Club, and getting the three of them famous. Bickering and hijinks lead them closer and closer to a birthday party themed around dead celebrities, revelations about themselves and their friendship, and an utterly unforgettable drunken self-tape for Virgin Media. 27 is the story of three young artists and their ridiculous exploits as they try to break into the industry.Performed by | Douglas Yannaghas, Brian James Mckigen, Henry DolgoffWritten by | Douglas YannaghasDirected by | Ben StandishCompany Directors | Douglas Yannaghas, Brian James Mckigeninstagram.com/cold_open_theatre/

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Immersive, Musical theatre, Cabaret, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Dance - Edinburgh Fringe

Love’s Concordia Bar

Imagine a bar owned by Love itself. Only people who are in love are allowed in. A couple of young lovers enter the bar. After sultry musical and dance performances, and after meeting many of the guests embodying different types of love, the lovers realise that once someone enters the bar – once someone falls in love – it is hard to get out of it because romantic love can become addictive. Sultry performances. Obsession. Purity. Sex. Are you ready to enter Love’s Concordia Bar?Created and Directed by | Edoardo TesioWritten by | Edoardo Tesio and Marjorie MurilloComposed by | Olivia AmicangioliChoreographed by | Bridget SpencerCostumes by Tomoka Takahashiwww.companydellalunatheater.comtiktok.com/@companydellalunainstagram.com/companydellaluna/

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Cabaret and Variety, Comedy, Circus, Cabaret, Alternative comedy, Magic - Edinburgh Fringe

The Unluckiest Magician

Eight medical mishaps, 14 screws, six plates, and one fully reconstructed digestive system. Meet the world's unluckiest magician. This is a hilarious, heartwarming and thought-provoking autobiographical story that has to be heard to be believed. Steve Wilbury takes the audience on a journey through the wild adventures of his life, inviting them to laugh with him at the cruel ironies of fate. When tragedy strikes we can laugh, cry or die. This show covers all three. Testament that even in our darkest moments we can find the magic in life's challenges.'Real joy' (ArtMurmurs.nz).'Rewarding and hilarious' (TheatreReview.org.nz).Written and Performed | Steve WilburyDirected by | Bannana Joliewww.stevewilbury.comfacebook.com/stevewilburyentertainerinstagram.com/stevewilburyentertainer

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Solo show, International, Comedy, Modern, Philosophical, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Horsesh*t Happens

Parodying the famous male philosophers of ancient Greece as a funny woman-horse thinker – whose punchline is 'sh*t happens' – Laura Fincias makes her Edinburgh solo debut in this stand-up comedy show. Laura has produced and appeared in underground stand up comedy, performing in Spanish and English in Barcelona, Edinburgh and Berlin, and this spring she toured Scandinavia with other international comedians. Horsesh*t Happens comes from her comedy experience in different European cities, and is a surrealist, satirical take on life. You may expect a philosophical script, but sometimes horsesh*t happens…Created and Performed by | Laura Fincias Marín.This production is Pay What You Can. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay.instagram.com/ele_efe_eme/

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Physical theatre, Comedy, Theatre, Horror, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Corpse Flower

Dive into a darkly comedic stylised world, where young factory worker Millie confronts unsettling truths as her home town becomes overrun by scheming insect impostors. A visually innovative tale unfolds as she uncovers a web of schemes, culminating in an eerie journey to save her family. Mystery and symbolic exploration blend in this horror-play, which draws from expressionist cinema and Kafkaesque nightmares to present an immersive experience for adult audiences. With themes of societal decay and personal redemption, Corpse Flower offers a riveting exploration of the uncanny, inviting you to embrace its twisted allure.Written by | Ariel De La Garza Davidoff, Michal VojtechDirected by | Ilya WrayMusic by | Nathan SaudekStage design by | Oscar GodfreyCostumes by | Noemi FintorLighting design by | Carey Chomsoonthornwww.threepennycollective.co.uk/instagram.com/threepennycollective/

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Solo show, Contemporary, Satire, Comedy, Political, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Alexander is Angry

Jim Carrey meets Ricky Gervais as Alexander steps up to the mic in his new biting and satirical hour of comedy. Personal stories about his con man father and his own raw anger about social power structures, combine with improvised crowd work, to pose the question: ‘Why are you not more pissed off at the people in charge?!’. Following appearances in Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris, Alexander returns to the Fringe, with an hour that demands that you laugh, get naked and start a revolution. In 2022 he was featured on Laugh Factory Hollywood Fresh Faces.Created and Performed by | Alexander CabanaDirected by | Orny AdamsManager | Radostina Petevawww.alexandercabana.com/instagram.com/cabana_asada/

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Comedy, Dark comedy, Character comedy, Drama, Multimedia, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

Vera's Truth

Vera Ballero is an ambitious journalist from Paris, and the famous host of The Shivering Truth, a news programme from Berlin that is intensely focused on global tragedies. However, Vera's relentless pursuit of success is met with challenges, particularly when she confronts the dark side of the industry. When she finds herself removed from her position by the producer she denounced as a paedophile, she decides to host her own private show during her final Saturday night live broadcast – to ensure Vera's Truth will be heard. A solo dark comedy, written and performed by Salome Topuria.Created, written and performed by | Salomé TopuriaTechnical Supervisor | Rhys WilliamsThanks | Nino Kasradze

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Thriller, Tragi-comedy, Classical, Dark comedy, Theatre, Horror - Edinburgh Fringe

Antonio’s Revenge

Dad's dead. Mum’s shagging his killer. Girlfriend's crazy. Then Dad’s ghost appears, crying for revenge. What else does one do but start killing? Antonio makes Hamlet look like a little b*tch. This rarely-performed Early Modern hidden gem from John Marston is batsh*t insane, featuring everything you'd expect from a Jacobethan revenge tragedy: feigned insanity, an evil duke, an all-knowing fool, a smoking-hot mum, a ghost dad, a sad girlfriend locked in prison, a plucky kid who’s definitely gonna get murdered, and, of course, cannibalism.'Rude, crude, and theatrically unglued' (Rick Bowers).Co-Directed and Performed by | Caden ScottCo-Directed, Performed and Produced by | Courtney BassettPerformed by | Alex MedlandDesigner | James WrightProduced by | Luke Thornboroughhttps://halftrick.com/projectsfacebook.com/HalfTrickTheatreinstagram.com/halftricktheatre/

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Contemporary, Vocal, Instrumental, International, Music, Acoustic - Edinburgh Fringe

Festival Music Nights

Jive along to jazz, party to punk rock, cavort to classics and experience electropop with our cherry-picked musical assortment. A powerhouse of bands and soloists from across the globe. Enjoy the warmth of the world through a hand-picked selection of of bands, singers and instrumentalists, and soak up their sound! Discover new artists from five continents! We’ve got bangers, beats, bass and Brahms! Come enjoy jazz, blues, world music, electronica, pop, classical music and more.See www.CtheFestival.com/music-nights for listings.This production is Pay What You Want. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay to reserve a place in advance, or turn up at the venue to see the show without a ticket if space is available. If you did not buy a ticket, or wish to give more, you will be able to give donations towards the production’s budget after the performance.

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Spoken word, Comedy, Multimedia, Devised, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

Per-Verse

Embark on a confessional voyage through love, sex, and dating with this no-holds-barred one-woman show with bite, that blends stand-up, poetry, storytelling and physical comedy. Writer and performer Georgie Wedge intimately examines her colourful experiences in the dating scene through the senses. Experience an unapologetically raw interactive performance, that seamlessly weaves moments of hilarious naturalism with intelligent and rhythmic verse. Don't miss this captivating fusion of humour and heart, guaranteed to leave you laughing, thinking – and maybe even blushing.Georgie Wedge was longlisted for the Funny Women Award 2023.Written and Performed by | Georgie WedgeDirected by | Ilya Wraywww.threepennycollective.co.uk/instagram.com/threepennycollective/

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Burlesque, Physical comedy, Comedy, Cabaret, LGBTQ+, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

The Queen's Head

Enter the flamboyant depths of a Victorian Music Hall… When Albert Baggley, the founder of The Queen's Head, mysteriously disappears, two burlesque numbers, devastated dames, a grieving wives, a stressed-out showmen, a character called Martha, a southern belle, and the title deeds of the music hall all come into play. This period comedy of entanglement, featuring cabaret, melodrama, mischief and revenge will entertain, provoke, confuse and seduce by turns, as the actor leaps between characters. A solo tour-de-force, written and performed by Rhys Williams.Created and Performed by | Rhys Williams Technical Supervisor | Salomé Topuria Financial Supervisor | Margaret Williamsinstagram.com/rhyswilliamsx/

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Spoken word, Cabaret and Variety, Performance art, Physical comedy, Comedy, Music - Edinburgh Fringe

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, live art and specialty acts from across the Fringe. With a different line-up every night, this is a chance to see some of the Fringe’s most exciting new artists.‘A smorgasbord showcase of the wonderful delicacies… wacky, weird and wonderful’ (AYoungerTheatre.com).‘One of the most fun variety cabarets around… Explosive and adaptable’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).See www.CtheFestival.com/electric-cabaret for listings.This production is Pay What You Can. You can choose the ticket price you prefer to pay.

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, New writing, Comedy, Absurdist, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

3 Couples, 2 Breakups, 1 Barbie and The Berlin Wall

Seven teenagers (and a Barbie doll) invite you to a joyfully absurd play about love – in all its weird and wonderful forms. Square Pegs ask lots of questions about what it means to be human in their life-imitating-art play about growing up and in its own inimitable, absurdist fashion, offer absolutely no answers whatsoever! Offie-nominated Macready Theatre Young Actors share tales of breakups, heartache and what it’s like to fall in love with the Berlin Wall with fast-paced, fun-filled story-telling.‘A short spectacular showcase’ ***** (MumbleTheatre.net).‘Joyous’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com).The Company | Millie Astbury, Chloe Beynon, Alex Bonsall, Lucia Lee, Matilda Measures, Alex Morgan, Kalil Naziu, Louisa RobertsWritten by | Georgina DettmerDirected by | Tim CokerMovement by | Ellen FinlayTechnicians | Mark Watts, Kyle ArrowsmithThanks to | Macready Theatre, Rugby and Bloomsbury Festival, Londonfacebook.com/macreadysquarepegs

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Children's, Comedy, Opera, Musical theatre, Devised, Poetry - Edinburgh Fringe

Li Bai

Mischievous teenager Liu Songsong accidentally travels back to the time of the Tang Dynasty where he saves a young Li Bai, forming a close friendship. Encouraged by his new “prophetic” friend, Li Bai embarks on a journey of self-discovery, gradually becoming a poetic genius. Back in the present, Liu Songsong is challenged to a debate about Li Bai. He finds the key to winning by returning again to the Tang Dynasty. See Chinese martial arts, Peking opera, calligraphy and classical Chinese dance blend in this mesmerising bilingual musical journey, showcasing the talent of the young performers.Cast | Yuetian Zhang, Tiancen Luo, Ziqi Zhang, Jiaxuan Li, Xiaoye Zhang, Guoling Ran, Zixuan Xia, Zixuan Wang, Yiwen Chen, Jiani Xue, Ruolin Wang, Yuexi Zhang, Changen Fan, Junhan Hu, Hongyu BenCast | Yuetian Zhang, Tiancen Luo, Ziqi Zhang, Jiaxuan Li, Xiaoye Zhang, Guoling Ran, Zixuan Xia, Zixuan Wang, Yiwen Chen, Jiani Xue, Ruolin Wang, Yuexi Zhang, Changen Fan, Junhan Hu, Hongyu BenCreated by | Wuhan EZ Education and Cultural Development Company, Murongfu Education ConsultationDirected by | Li Shanshan, Feng Yizhang, August Leo PonExecutive Director | Chenxing LiuProduced by | Wuhan EZ Education and Cultural Development CompanyAssistant producer | Xinyou Zhang

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Improv, Experimental, Classical, Dark comedy, Theatre, Devised - Edinburgh Fringe

The Faustus Project

An actor makes a deal with the devil. One of theatres’ greatest roles is theirs to perform. One problem… they’ve never rehearsed with the rest of the cast. This new version of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus features a rotating cast of brave guest performers taking on the challenges of a devilish ensemble. Much like Faustus, they have no idea what they're really getting into. The Faustus Project is funny, a little dangerous, and an actor’s worst nightmare. With a fresh victim every night, this will be the ultimate theatrical torture…‘Fresh, unique, and entertaining’ (TheatReview.org.nz).Co-Directed and Performed by | Caden ScottCo-Directed, Performed and Produced by | Courtney BassettPerformed by | Alex MedlandDesigner | James WrightProduced by | Luke Thornboroughhttps://halftrick.com/projectsfacebook.com/HalfTrickTheatreinstagram.com/halftricktheatre/

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Contemporary, Satire, Universal, Comedy, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

A Series of Public Apologies (in Response to an Unfortunate Incident in the School Lavatories)

Something was written. Smeared. On the walls... We do not accept responsibility for the incident. However, we gather, some offence has been caused. Therefore, we wish to issue an apology. This heightened, riotous, rabbit-hole of a play attempts to explore the political pandemonium of saying the wrong things right. Or the right things wrong. Quite literally, a series of apologies spiral out of control until even Cumberbatch is shocked and appalled. We’re taking this seriously.Ensemble | Elaheh Baradar, Alice Cox, Lana Darcy, Matilda Ellis, Samantha Good, JoJo Gordon, Danya Griver, Charlotte Hitchin, Sadie Lim, Karma Meyer, Emily SturrockWritten by | John DonnellyDirected by | Ryan JonesAssistant Directors | Ashley Fenton, Fiona JonesProduced by | Ashley Fentoninstagram.com/mortonplayers/

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Sketch show, Farce, New writing, Comedy, Variety, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe

One More Night… On the Tiles!

A collection of original comedy sketches from a semi-professional cast based in Abu Dhabi. This is the show’s second time at the Fringe, written by Kevin Corrigan and directed by Andy Smyllie. This year’s show has a medical theme – all the sketches are set in fictional St Swithin’s hospital, with its eclectic mix of doctors, nurses and patients. In the hospital's busy waiting room and consulting rooms, each sketch has an unexpected denouement to surprise the audience. One More Night... On the Tiles! also features last year’s hilarious Gemma, played by Aimee Smyllie.Written and Produced by | Kevin CorriganPerformed by | Eddie Craven, Aimee Smyllie, Andy Smyllie, Kevin CorriganDirected by | Andy Smyllie

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Contemporary, Classic story, Drama, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Forging the Swords

Adapted from Lu Xun's novel, Forging the Swords tells the story of a naturally kind-hearted child, who is suddenly entrusted with the monumental task of avenging his father's murder. Two swords are wielded in the name of peace, yet result in further bloodshed. Incorporating elements from the ancient Chinese collection of supernatural tales the play poses thought-provoking philosophical questions of humankind. Where will our obsessions ultimately lead us? Is the culmination of revenge truly freedom, or is it an endless void?Performed by | Fengrui Yang, Mengsha Zeng, Ziru Wang, Yige Wang, Haoran Peng, Yue Yang, Zijun Zhang, Minghao Zhang, Yacong Jing

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Solo show, Music, Theatre, Historical, Political - Edinburgh Fringe

Coleridge-Taylor of Freetown

A respected Sierra Leonean diplomat hatches a post-retirement plan to tour the world singing songs composed by his famous uncle, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. While temporarily helping out at Fourah Bay College in Freetown, the civil war that’s been ravaging the country finally reaches his campus. Taking shelter, George Coleridge-Taylor reflects on his and his country’s stories, and imagines himself in concert, while wondering if he dares risk trying to save the female student captured by the fearsome rebels. Beautiful music underlies the sometimes-harrowing history of an African country and the horrors of war. Includes post-performance Q&A.Written and performed by | Tayo AlukoDirected by | Mojisola KareemDesigned by | Phil NewmanSound by | Liam McDermottwww.tayoalukoandfriends.comfacebook.com/tayoalukoandfriends

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Physical theatre, Children's, New writing, Family-friendly, Musical theatre, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe

Behind the Curtain

What goes on behind the theatre curtain? Who’s that scampering about backstage? And why have they added Febreze to the dry-ice machine? When Lily bottles her acting audition for the school musical, she reluctantly finds herself backstage, working with an eccentric group of characters who have made the world behind the curtain their home. Can she find her place, prove her worth and discover her voice? All the while avoiding the wrath of the show’s leading lady and the pointy edges of the backstage furniture. A new musical comedy that celebrates tales of teamwork, friendship and courage.Written by | Alex Clissold-JonesMusic written, performed and composed by | William MorrisDirected by | Charlie Ponder and Will DicksonProduced by | Charlie Ponder

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Thriller, New writing, Drama, Theatre, Adaptation, Tragedy - Edinburgh Fringe

Blood of My Father

The neighbour heard the screams from next door. The body was found floating in Chiswick River. At 16 and 20 years old, Orestes and Electra never thought they would be interrogated as suspects in their father's murder. Blood of my Father is a dark, twisted, spiralling sequence of police interrogations. Who is lying under oath? Will the pressure push them to breaking point? This is Electra, reimagined for 2024, written and performed by young actors from the Wellington Theatre Collective.CastOrestes Alexi | Ralph MacFadyenElectra Alexi | Darcey HoganOfficer Pallas | Tejus ThorpeClytemnestra Alexi | Izzy HarvieAegthius | Felix Zamoyski FreitagDemetra Pathos | Izzy MartinEllios Pathos | Barney VenablesYoung Orestes | Rufus PennockYoung Agamemnon | JJ McAllisterDirected by | Ashleigh WalterProduced by | Nick HuntingtonTechnical and Set Design | Nick Oliver-DuncanTechnical Operation | Leo Wilkinfacebook.com/DramaWellyinstagram.com/welly_drama/

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Contemporary, New writing, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Adaptation, Tragedy - Edinburgh Fringe

Dionysa

1920. Thebes is under attack. The mysterious imposter, claiming to be a god under the name Dionysa, seeks to stir the people into a frenzy of primal elation. As the women are lured into the mountains to join the revels, the young Pentheus, Prince of Thebes, wants order in the city. But he also wants to dress up in women's clothes. This is The Bacchae by Euripides, reimagined. A theatrical game of manipulation, revenge and self-discovery, performed and written by a group of young actors from the Wellington Theatre Collective.CastDionysa | Cressida Massey-CookPentheus | Sam GearingAgave | Bella CookAutonoe | Sophie LaithwaiteTeiresias | Jack PattersonIno,Gregorian | Leo MillsMaenads | Izzy Moore, Barney Venables, Jemima AtkinsYoung Pentheus | Rufus PennockDirected by | Sophie Laithwaite and Claire AndersonCostumes Design | Jennie DouglasProduced by | Nick HuntingtonTechnical and Set Design | Nick Oliver-DuncanTechnical Operation | Leo Wilkinfacebook.com/DramaWellyinstagram.com/welly_drama/

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Thriller, New writing, Drama, Theatre, Horror, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe

Ripper

London, 1888. A bold young woman reporter desperate to make a name for herself tracks a string of gruesome murders. When she finds herself face to face with the killer, they begin a deadly game of cat and mouse… An innovative re-telling of the horrifying true crime media sensation that made Jack the Ripper a household name. How far would you go for the story of the century? Wickedly playful and deliciously terrifying.‘Fresh and exciting’ (TheReviewsHub.com).Written by | Jacob Marx RiceDirected by | Victoria HadelFight Direction by | Jake MasefieldProduced by | Griffin JenkinsProduction Management by | Florentina SucilaSpecial Thanks | Prudencia Productions, Megan Henson, MovieShaker LTDinstagram.com/out.of.office.theatre/tiktok.com/@outofofficetheatre

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Classical, Circus, Music, Acrobatics, Political, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Limbo – A Sonata for Acrobatic Violinist and Acrobat

This new sonata by Chloé Charody, composed for the unique acrobatic skillset of violinist Sonja Schebeck, and performed in a groundbreaking interdisciplinary duet with acrobat Josh Frazer, tells a poignant narrative through dynamic partner acrobatics, duo-unicycle and cyr-wheel. Limbo is set at Melbourne Park Hotel, 2021, when refugees were being detained indefinitely by the Australian government, some having been incarcerated for nine years. Embracing circus and classical music in one captivating world, Limbo rollercoasts through anger, frustration, fantasy and escape, exploding with one of the greatest weapons against oppression – hope.Performed by | Sonja Schebeck, Josh FrazerCreated by | Chloé Charody, Sonja Schebeck and Josh FrazerComposed by | Chloé Charodywww.chloecharody.com/limbofacebook.com/ComposerChloeCharodyinstagram.com/chloecharodycreations/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Mime, Physical comedy, Family-friendly, Music, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

Masa Madre

Consuelo runs Masa Madre, a family bakery she inherited from her grandmother. In former times, the bakery was the epicentre of social life. Today, it faces a serious threat. Increased tourism, spurred by Jarona's recent designation as 'one of the most beautiful towns in Spain' has led to the proliferation of large chain stores, endangering Consuelo's legacy, and her way of life. The next few days could change the fate of the bakery forever… This non-verbal play for all the family, performed with masks, is the second show at the Fringe from Madrid-based Neko Theatre.Performed by | Miriam Lorenzo, Maria Prendes, Sandra BravoDirected by | Maria Prendes, Sandra Bravo, Miriam LorenzoWritten by | Miriam Lorenzo, Maria Prendes, Sandra BravoMusic and Sound design by | Jo Durango and Ross GrantLighting Designed by | Virginia LomasTechnician | Alvaro PalomoPhotos | Roberto Ivan Canowww.nekoteatro.comfacebook.com/nekoteatroinstagram.com/nekoteatro/

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Spoken word, Classic text, Transcultural, Theatre, Adaptation, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Migrant Shakespeare

Think you know your Shakespeare? Think again! This is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before – ‘trippingly on the tongue’… Migrant actors take on the Bard, reinterpreting his words in alien environments you will never have imagined before. They give his iconic characters a new life, migrating them into the roles assigned to outsiders by society. Hamlet is a meat-packer, King Lear a construction worker, Caliban a hotel cleaner, Lady Macbeth a housewife looking after children, and Shylock washes the dishes in a restaurant. This is no one Bard: Shakespeare belongs both to no-one and to everyone.

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Drag, Cabaret and Variety, Vocal, Burlesque, LGBTQ+, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

The Boudoir

Enter the intimate world of a boudoir where there is room for joy, pain, grief, tears, laughter and of course desire. Join drag queen Zoe Promiscuous as she takes you on a journey through her trials and tribulations with men, stories of her love life and tales of sex all told through the art of lip synching, live vocals, comedy and poetry. Gracefully complemented with burlesque from Zoe's partner in crime Bobbie Derrière, this salacious play will delight and dazzle audiences. It's time to open your mind and your heart as you step into The Boudoir.Zoe Promiscuous | Zane BrightwellBobbie Derrière | Alice Ballardinstagram.com/zoepromiscuous/

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Visual art, Performance art, Multimedia, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe

More Than Nude

Who are the five most beautiful women in the world? By applying the symmetry of the golden ratio to a female face, some researchers from the Public University of Bingo establish a universal standard of feminine beauty and thereby a quality control. This incredible discovery gave born to More Than Nude, the first striptease of faces ever. This French-English bilingual live art performance plays with translation, disruption of the present, creature costumes and absurdity, to collectively and scientifically answer the question: who is beautiful, who is not? What conclusions can we draw?Written, Created and Performed by | Clotilde SalmonCreated and performed by | Camille Fugerhttps://clotildesalmon.fr/facebook.com/Famapoilinstagram.com/groupe_performatif_famapoil_

Location C ARTS | C venues | C alto

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Drama, Theatre, Devised, Modern, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe

Uprooted

‘All of a sudden, a loud noise occurred… And a ringing… Our house was hit by a rocket launcher. That was the last moment I saw my father, us looking at each other from afar.’ Uprooted tells the story of the devastating effects of war and the bonds within a family. Ibrahim and his family flee war-torn Syria, escaping to Lebanon and then to Egypt, before eventually settling in Turkey. Despite extreme hardship, loss and longing, this is piece is about about hope and resilience, adaptation, and the will to live and go on.Castİbrahim ArıcıBasma SeibaDirected and performed by | Ali BalEdited by | Bernadette McBrideMusic by | Baran BalPoster design by | Arslantürk ÇiftçiTranslated by | Ece Karaağaçlıfacebook.com/alibal1instagram.com/alibballl

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila