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Solo show, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling, Documentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

1953: Race for the Summit

‘Tomorrow is a big day. Our first attempt to reach the summit. That was our plan, but mountains have their own plan.’ Set the night before Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made history with Sir Edmund Hillary by becoming the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, this one-man show charts his thoughts and fears at the attempt ahead. He relives his other attempts, hampered by avalanches and snowfall until the anxiety and exhaustion transform into the exhilaration of success. Written and performed by Om Raj Raut.Written and Perfomed by | Om Raj RautDirected by | Ayusha Sanjel Chhetriwww.omrajraut.com/

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New writing, Comedy, Absurdist, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

2nd Picture of Dorian Gray

Nine teenagers and one baritone saxophone invite you to a surreal cabaret of a play. Struggling to make sense of their lives and their place in an unfathomable universe, they find themselves in an hilariously pointless search for a theme for their own creative expression – only to discover that one of them may in fact be the actual great-grandchild of eponymous narcissist Dorian Gray. This life-imitating-art play about growing up asks lots of important questions about what it means to be human and, in fine absurdist fashion, offers absolutely no answers whatsoever.Written by | Vyte GarrigaThe Company | Annabelle Browning, Nathan Howe, Annie Hyde, Alex Morgan, Luc Schravesande, Owen Richards, Miranda Richardson, Louisa Roberts, Kate SaleDirected by | Tim CokerMovement Director | Faye Milesfacebook.com/macreadysquarepegs

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Clown, Mime, Storytelling, Family, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

8:03

Ding! The world is ordered, the food is good, everything runs on time. The bell dings, the trunk opens, the system begins. But this time, it is 8:03 and the world is changing. An original, non-verbal physical theatre piece where clown, farce, and absurdism meet to create an unusual world where predictability gives way to flying gloves, cookie jars and a storm at sea. Experience this touching story of encountering the unknown. Recipient of multiple Hollywood Fringe awards. Bring three coins.Created and Performed by | Jakob Berger, Adam Dlugolecki, Kent JenkinsStage Manager | Katie McDowellwww.scherzotheatre.cominstagram.com/scherzotheatreco/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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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, Comedy, Cookery, Theatre, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

A Gefilte Fish Out of Water

‘In London I was a gefilte fish out of water, in Hampshire I was Moses, wandering. I’ve silently suffered thinking because I was from New York City I was a different kind of Jew. Now I know it’s only because I’m Jewish. It’s my ethnicity as much as my religion and I cannot hide it.’ Stacey looks to her heritage to cope and heal with food and humour. A comedic exploration of the prejudices described by David Baddiel in his book Jews Don’t Count, and how recipes brought family tradition and histories alive.Cast | Jack Lee, Maddie May Devine and Stacey HaberWritten by | Stacey Haber and Jack LeeBased on the cookbook of the same name by Stacey HaberDirected by | Beth DuddyPaintings and Photos by | Stacey HaberProduced by | Stacey Haberwww.shhh.media/#/theatre/facebook.com/TheMusicFirmHQinstagram.com/staceyhaberofficial/

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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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Musicals and Opera, Vocal, Musical theatre, Cabaret, Music, Family - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

A Little Night Music: Cabaret After Dark

Our show will take you on an exciting journey through the world of Broadway showtunes all the way to some of your favourite pop song classics. You might even get a taste of jazz! The evening will be punctuated by jokes and laughter and is bound to leave you feeling better than you did when you came in! Grab a drink and come and join us! If you don’t like fun, don’t come…Created and performed by | Lucy Harris, Chrissy Butler, Chad St Louis and Katrina Themansinstagram.com/orangemoontheatreco/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

A Night To Remember

The Christmas story, Broadway-style. You’ll be frightened by Roman soldiers, witness Jewish oppression, in awe of the Wisemen ’s lavish costumes, hear yodeling 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/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, Electronic, Music, Pop, Acoustic, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Alannah: Be at the Beginning!

Alannah is on a mission to make a difference through her music. She entertains, uplifts, tells stories and inspires. Described as 'Pop with Classical and Electronic influences', her music will often make you want to dance and singalong, whilst other pieces will hold your hand if you want to move therapeutically through deeper emotions. Alannah believes music is a superpower for stress relief, enjoyment and healing. Her sound vibrations rocket the energetic ones. You will be transported and renewed. A highly talented new singer songwriter, you'll be attending her debut concert of all original songs.Composed, Written and Performed by | Alannah CreedCreated and Written by | Kathryn Creedwww.facebook.com/alannah.creed.5www.instagram.com/alannahcreedmusic/soundcloud.com/GLAZC3G24UtaiDhP6

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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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Spoken word, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Gahd

Uma Gahd, everyone’s favourite unofficial auntie, brings you her one-woman drag comedy. Expect small talk and big issues: fame, family, feminism, and failed marriages. Stuffed with stand-up, lip-sync, and plenty of hysterical pathos, Uma tells the story of her life – from sneaking into bars with her childhood best friend, Margaret, to breaking into show business with her growing family. Part environmental theatre, part cabaret, and part drag show. Come and hear the word of Gahd!‘A wildly entertaining way to spend 45 minutes.’ (MontrealTheatreHub.com).‘Montreal's #1 Drag Artist.’ (CultMLT.com)Written, Created and Performed by | Ryan Sauvé (Uma Gahd)Directed and Stage Managed by | Mathieu Flageole (Selma Gahd)www.houseofgahd.comfacebook.com/HouseOfGahd/instagram.com/houseofgahd/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C cubed

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Satire, Farce, Comedy, Classic story, Theatre, Political - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Assemblywomen

Assemblywomen is a modern adaptation of an Ancient Greek comedy, featuring cross-dressing, confusion and chaos. The women of Athens stage a political takeover, disguising themselves as men and implementing an outlandish new system across the city. Their husbands stuck at home, are left to deal with the farcical consequences. The play follows the Athenians as they come to terms with the women’s rule, getting into a series of daft situations along the way. Updated and performed by students, with a unique blend of political commentary and risqué humour, this timeless classic isn’t one to miss!Written by | AristophanesTranslated by | Jeffrey HendersonDirected by | Hana LawrieProduced by | Seb HandleyStage Manager | Isabella VaughanCompany Stage Manager | Louise DomogalThanks | Jeffrey Henderson, Professor of Greek Language and Literature, Boston University for graciously allowing us to use his translation of Assemblywomenwww.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/outreach/dramafestival/assemblywomen/instagram.com/warwickclassicsplay/

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Drag, Satire, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Alternative comedy, Political - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Babs for Life

At a post-scandal press conference, Preservative MP Babs Romance guides the audience through the highs and lows of her political career, with archive footage, dance numbers, speeches and flashbacks. As Babs puts herself at the centre of memorable political events, this unabashed drag show takes a satirical slant on those who govern us. Babs debuted as part of a lockdown series on BBC Radio in 2021, which was later archived as part of the country’s reaction to Covid by the British Library. Babs saw it all unfold, and has a vast and detailed story to tell…Written, Performed and Directed by | Freddie Mainfacebook.com/bonapptheatre/ instagram.com/babsromancemp/

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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, Performance art, Immersive, International, Theatre, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Big Kid Kindergarten

You played, you cried. There were carefree days of crafts and naps. Then, it was time to grow up… What if you could go back to being 5? Bring your inner child to this immersive playgroup experience for grown-ups. Follow the teacher as you craft, build, connect with classmates, and rediscover a sense of wonder in a world full of toys, paint, and pillows. Relying on the full participation of the audience, Big Kid Kindergarten asks us to connect in playful and poignant ways. Don’t forget to pack a snack!For adults, with all-ages performances Wednesdays, Sundays.Created and Performed by | Soleil Kohlwww.bigkidkindergarten.com/facebook.com/bigkidkindergartenwww.instagram.com/bigkidkindergarten/

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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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Contemporary, Musicals and Opera, New writing, Musical theatre, Cabaret, LGBTQ+ - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Boys in the Buff

Have you ever felt judged for not having the right body shape? Not eating the right foods or going to the gym? Our Photoshopped world is not always kind to our feelings of self-worth. Diana and her boys sing, dance and tell stories about self-confidence, body image, and society’s unreasonably high expectations on our appearance. They share personal stories and dare each other to reveal more of themselves as the show progresses. You will leave with a song in your heart, and share a few laughs along the way.Clothing optional performances: 15th and 22nd August.Script and songs written by | Chris BurgessDirector and Choreographer | Robbie O’ReillyDesigner | David ShieldsMusical Director | Aaron ClinghamOrchestrations | Joe Louis RobinsonLighting Designer | Richard LambertProduced by | LAMBCO Productionswww.lambcoproductions.co.uk/index.php/boys-in-the-buff/www.facebook.com/lambcoprodswww.tiktok.com/@lambco_productions

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Theatre, True-life, Political, Storytelling, Poetry, Documentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Brothers: War Poems and Chronicles

‘My biography is blood and flesh not entertainment. I am not one but we are thousands. Indestructible and broken.’ A piece about war in its broadest sense, from Faruk Šehic, soldier-poet, and director Gian Paolo Mai, who investigate the social and personal impacts of the conflicts of the century of light and genocide. War’s destruction is documented in many ways, from the blues music of North America, to Ungaretti’s WWI poetry, Beckett’s writings after WWII, Šehic’s writings on the Balkan conflicts, and contemporary voices from Ukraine. Inspired by Cesena Film Academy’s award-winning short film Brothers.Written by | Faruk Šehic and Gian Paolo MaiCast | Francesca Corba, Riccardo De Felici, Giovanni Solinas, Gaia Babbi, Andrea Marinelli, Emmanuela Ambrosino, Matilde Paci, Omar Seyman, Marta PulitiDirected by | Gian Paolo MaiScenes | Valter BrunettiCostumes | SkeneMake-up | Lori Alewww.cesenafilmacademy.itfacebook.com/cesenafilmacademyinstagram.com/cesena_film_academy/

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Contemporary, Educational, Children's, Family-friendly, Science and technology, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Bumble's Big Adventure

This one-act educational outreach play for 5-10 year olds and their families follows Bumble, a honeybee, on an adventure to find a bee balm flower. Written by Sophia Kunkel and Chloe Riederich, Bumble’s Big Adventure is an interactive show that teaches children to ‘bee kind’ to themselves and to natureWritten by | Sophia Kunkel and Chloe RiederichPerformed bySage | Fae TimmBumble | Chloe RiederichMona | Alaya LewisDirected by | Chloe RiederichThanks | Hollins University Theatre Department Faculty, Student Designers and Production Team, Bee Project Collaboratorsfacebook.com/people/Hollins-Theatre/100063605438641/instagram.com/hollinsutheatre/

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Exhibition, Performance art, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling, Film, Film and Video, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus, Documentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, worldwide. The destination for discerning digital and film 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 can be any length (typically 30min-1hr). Some screenings at other times. See website for listings.

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Spoken word, Cabaret and Variety, Comedy, Music, Interdisciplinary, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Cabaret in the Dark

Ever wonder what it’s like to see a show… without actually seeing it? This piece plunges the audience into darkness, allowing them to step into the shoes of their hosts, VICS, a collective of visually impaired artists from a variety of performing disciplines. Bringing VI-awareness into the mainstream in a fun and musical way, this brand-new show showcases some of VI’s best creative talent. Enjoy stand-up comedy from Neil Skene, music from Kellie Dingwall, drag from Rupaulsy, and sketches from Kirin Saeed – all in the pitch dark! And of course you can take part too!Created and Performed by | Kirin Saeed, Kellie Dingwall, Neil Skene, RuPaulsyAssisted by | Charlie Houstonwww.visuallyimpairedcreatorsscotland.co.uk/facebook.com/people/Visually-Impaired-Creators-Scotland/instagram.com/vicreatorsscotland/

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Solo show, Music, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Call Mr Robeson – A Life, with Songs

One of the twentieth century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force. When Paul Robeson, actor, singer, 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 memorable songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), and Robeson’s testimony to the Un-American Activities Committee.‘First-rate’ **** (Guardian).Written and Performed by | Tayo AlukoPianist | Michael ConliffeDirected by | Olusola OyeleyeDesigned by | Phil Newmanwww.tayoalukoandfriends.com/robeson/instagram.com/tayoalukoinliverpool/ Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Music, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 InterviewWatch 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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Clown, Universal, International, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Come to Our Show (Please)

Centres around two clowns, Anna and Felix, and their quest for home. Whilst touring desperately through Europe, the almost destitute Circus König has ended up in an unknown country where none of the performers speak the language. Together, the clowns embark on a frantic brainstorm as to how they can transcend the language barrier and their own cultural differences in order to sell out the show so they can afford a ticket home. This show is a deep dive into questions of interculturalism in a world where communication has never been easier, yet so complex.Written by | David Bruckner and Cathy Wippellfacebook.com/people/Building-Bridges/instagram.com/bbtcompany_/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Futuristic, New writing, Dystopian, Dark comedy, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Conversations We Never Had, as People We'll Never Be

Have you ever wondered what your life would look like without the memory of the person who changed the way you see the world? In the depths of heartbreak, Gina takes a pill that she bought online which claims to help you "erase" someone from your life. Upon consuming the pill, Gina and Felix are given thirty minutes to decide whether or not to erase their relationship from their memories, forever. Witness all the conversations that you wish you could have as people you will never be in this futuristic drama.Written by | Lucy HarrisCastGina | Lucy HarrisDirected by | India DillonR&D Direction by | Sofia GalluccIntimacy Co-ordinator | Katie BurkePhotographer and Videographer | Anouk MajSet Design | John Harrisinstagram.com/orangemoontheatreco/

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Vocal, Electronic, 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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Spoken word, Solo show, Contemporary, Dark comedy, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Cruelty

Bringing alive the sights and sounds of the street, this darkly comic new play follows a young insomniac as he journeys through the bright lights of the city at night. Oli roams the streets, determined to find a spectacle to gawk at, and he likes nothing more than to sit and stare. That is until it begins to stare back. As vivid as a midnight joyride, Cruelty is about the dubious pleasure we get from what we see and whether we can ever close our eyes to it.‘Astonishingly vivid, allusive and life-enhancing’ (DailyInfo.co.uk).Written by | Gabriel Blackwell and Isaaq TomkinsCastOli | Luke NixonDirected by | Coco Cottam and Gabriel BlackwellProduced by | Isaaq Tomkinsfacebook.com/people/The-Better-Craftsmen/100087549311209/instagram.com/thebettercraftsmen/

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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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Contemporary, Music, Multimedia, Social commentary, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Diary VII: The Story of…

Trotting down Memory Lane with feline steps in the wee small hours of the morning with the moon lingering, one of Hong Kong’s most iconic dancers and choreographers and her feline companion tiptoe through the old city. Amid the dim light, her form casts myriad shadows reflecting the social change in the city she loves. Chronicling her stories through agile movement, text, images and sounds, Mui takes us on an intimate autobiographical journey that echoes that of Hong Kong since 1986 when her diary project first began. Now 63, Diary VII is her latest instalment.Created and Performed by | Mui Cheuk YinChoreographed and Directed by | Mui Cheuk YinLighting Designer | Lee Chi WaiSet Designer | Yuen Hon WaiCostume Designer | Kay WongSound Designer | Leung Po Wingtscrew.hkfacebook.com/852DT www.instagram.com/tscrew_hk/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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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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Solo show, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, LGBTQ+, Blues, Alternative - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Solo show, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, LGBTQ+, Blues, Tribute - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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's 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!Written, Created and Performed by | Mr Brake DownSounds and Setup by | Stjernewww.mrbrakedownbooking.wixsite.com/mrbrakedown/doom-and-glitterinstagram.com/mrbrakedown/ Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Thriller, Musical theatre, Music, Classic story, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Drag, Steampunk, Cabaret, LGBTQ+, Horror, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Dragenstein: Tales of Terror

Drag king horror master Mr Brake Down invites you to a darkly theatrical storytelling experience set to music, showcasing chilling tales. Filled with dark humour and playful thrills, this non-graphic horror experience is sure to give you goose bumps in all the right places. Every show features different stories to send shivers up your spine, from quirky supernatural comedies to steampunk fairytales, historical terrors and futuristic frights. Brake brings vivid characters to life through drag, theatre and vocal artistry in a queer safe space where you can explore the things that go bump in the night.

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Solo show, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, Vocal, LGBTQ+, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Drageoke Wonderland

A karaoke night with a difference, this is a dragged-up game show you won’t want to miss. You can expect stunning vocals from drag king Mr Brake Down and his occasional special guests, but the real stars of the show are the ones we find in the audience along the way! Wonderfully different and wildly unpredictable every night, this inclusive music show will have you swaying along to shower-song favourites and cabaret anthems in an explosion of pure comedic musical joy. Have you got what it takes to snatch the Drageoke crown?

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New writing, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Draining the Swamp

Meet Sir Oswald and Lady Diana Mosley. Discover the private personas behind the Fascist leader and his unorthodox wife, who were both vilified and adored in their lifetimes. Was he the thuggish villain he is portrayed as? Was he deluded, dangerous or visionary? How critical was Diana's supporting role? Draining the Swamp unpicks the intentions behind the dangerous and controversial activities that Mosley led, inviting judgement about his legacy, and raising questions about parallels with contemporary British and American politicians. What is the democratic solution to managing politicians like Mosley today? A provocative new play.Written by | D R HillCastSir Oswald Mosley | Rowland D HillDirected by | David Hillwww.instagram.com/rowlandd.hill2/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Musicals and Opera, Verbatim, Music, Theatre, Historical, Choral - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 mythical stream of natural law.‘One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard… Sublime. A secular hymn for humanity’ (MusicalTalk.com).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 Blackmore www.englishcabaret.co.uk/dreams-of-peace-and-freedomfacebook.com/EnglishCabaretinstagram.com/streamsofnaturallaw/Watch Trailer

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

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Musicals and Opera, Cabaret, Music, Historical, Jazz, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Echoes of Paris

A carefree young girl escapes to Paris and, mesmerised by the bright lights and smoky jazz bars, she falls in love. Then war breaks out. This intimate exploration of love and loss fuses art, music and jazz, to create an iconic soundscape of the City of Love. Soprano Alaw Grug Evans and pianist Jake Sternberg thread songs through Ollie Khurshid’s heart-felt script. Drawing on a broad musical palette, from Poulenc to Porter, this is a heart-felt musical love letter to Paris.Created and Performed by | Alaw Grug Evans, Jake SternbergWritten and Directed by | Ollie KhurshidSound Design by | Alva OrrLighting Design by | Finley BettsworthLight and Sound Operated by | Ben Sternberginstagram.com/sang.lots.theatre/

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Performance art, Ballet, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Emptiness: Floating Through Molasses

Sometimes emptiness is a limitation that prevents us from feeling other possibilities. It could bring peace or stimulate frustration. This contemporary dance theatre work uses familiar objects like balloons and string, and abstract physicality to look at the empty space between existence and nothingness from all sides. Should one adapt to it? Break it down? Or simply explore. Emptiness is devised and performed by interdisciplinary choreographer Xiaoyi Tong whose work crosses Chinese and Western culture, and dancer Jacob Gale.Performed by | Xiaoyi Tong and Jacob GaleChoreographed by | Xiaoyi Tong and Jacob Galeinstagram.com/tongxiaoyiii/ instagram.com/_jakegale/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Vocal, Instrumental, International, Music, Acoustic - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 website for listings.www.CtheArts.comfacebook.com/cvenuesinstagram.com/c_venues/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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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, Classical, Music, Dance, Flamenco, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Flamencodanza

Duo collaboration Flamencodanza started five years ago at the Avignon Festival in France. The contemporary flamenco dance combines strength, elegance and beauty. Elements of Flamenco, with Brazilian music and jazz give the music a variety of colours. They fuse together in a unique way to produce an award-winning show of beauty and inspiration. Presented by Aylin Bayaz, Raul Mannola.Best Dance and Physical Theatre Show (Hollywood Fringe 2022)'An audience favourite' (Hudson Theatre, Hollywood).Performed by | Aylin BayazGuitar by | Raul Mannolafacebook.com/aylinbayazinstagram.com/aylinbayaz/

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Contemporary, New writing, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Political - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

For Better, For Worse

Small town Scotland, September 2014. It is Diane’s first birthday since the death of her husband and the Independence Referendum is days away. Tempers flare when her adult son and daughter clash over politics. So when Diane drops a bombshell about what she has decided for her own future, family secrets are exposed, and loyalties tested. Emotions running high, they are forced to reassess the past and consider their future together. Can they lay aside their differences for better or for worse before the result is announced? A brand-new comedy drama from talented Scottish creatives.CastDiane | Sheila DuncanNatalie | Nicola Jo CullyMark | Mark O’NeillDirected by | Emma Lynne HarleyCo-directed by | Jill Franklin and Melloney FlinnProduced by | Jane Sunderland and Jill Franklinfacebook.com/PenPalsTheatre instagram.com/penpalproductions

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Circus, Acrobatics, Storytelling, Family, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Forests

A willow tree, fiery acrobatics and dance feature in this highly visual family-friendly show. Forests packs a powerful punch, challenging forestry practices, our over-consumption of timber, the destruction of rainforests, and the displacement of indigenous peoples. Performers climb and manipulate the tree, the acrobatic dance sees them throwing, clambering and trampling one another, whilst ropes entangle and bind, before the tree is finally felled amid an explosion of tree-less origami birds. Forests confronts the systemic racism driving the creation of treeless land, whilst striving to inspire a future of courageous, strong young people.Created and Directed by | Kim WildborneCast | Kim Wildborne, Fleur Hall, Meschach ShadareAssistant Director | Lorna MeehanMusical Composition | Meschach ShadareSet Creation | Juliette Hamilton and Rhys DavisSound Technician | Richard Gillettwww.rogueplay.co.uk/forests/www.facebook.com/rogueplaywww.instagram.com/rogueplayuk/

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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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Contemporary, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Theatre, True-life, Multidisciplinary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Gate Number 5

A half-live, half-virtual interracial lesbian love story between a white European and a black former refugee. Become a passenger on a funny and heartfelt journey from their first date to a loving, cheeky, honest (sometimes too honest) lesbian relationship, told in a mix of film, visual media and live performance. Inspired by true events, prepare to fall in love as they begin their extraordinary, almost too good to be true, love story that leads them through life to Gate Number 5.Written, Created and Performed by | Henriette LaursenDirected by | Rasheka Christie-CarterVisual Effects | Linnea LangfjordPhotography | Hannah Hernø-ToftildCamera Operator | Natasha ZündCast | Henriette Laursen, Naomi Belle, Tino Orsini, Chloe Keenan, Brenna Warren, Ann Elizabeth Biz Lyon Outside Eye | Amalie Gissel Sparrebro instagram.com/henrietteblaursen/

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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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Visual art, Performance art, Classical, Music, Multimedia, Film - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Healing Our Child Within

We all have a broken part of us that longs to belong and be healed. An intimately ruminative, healing musical journey exploring the long-term effects of child neglect. Inspired by the experiences of classically trained multimedia artist and Manchester International Festival Sounds Artist, E-da-nee Ng, Healing Our Child Within transforms true vulnerable childhood stories into a touching and magical experience with accessible animation. The piece also features Chopin Laureate pianist Roksana Dabkowska.Winner of the RNCM Creative Innovators Award.'Music to touch the soul' (Darlington & Stockton Times).Performed by | E-da-nee NG and Roksana DabkowskaAnimated and Storyboarded by | E-da-nee NG, Mathilda Maite Higgins, The Mokumentary, Elisa LottoProduced by | E-da-nee NG, The daring artists‘Not Silence’ based on | Participants of Havoca (Dave ID, Soulstarsun, Embers, Tony Demoncy, My Brain in a Jar, Stephen)Thanks | Dr Miriam Wade, Sarah LeeFunded by | Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester International Festival

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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.concha-vidal.squarespace.comwww.facebook.com/devalicourtwww.instagram.com/conchavidalvalicourt Watch Trailer

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Educational, Literary, Talks and Discussions, Lecture, Historical, Masterclass - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Hiding Behind the Mask: Jesters, Jokers, and Clowns

A masterclass about the hidden meaning behind characters from ancient Greek theatre, commedia dell’arte, film, television and slapstick. From Greek Tragedy and Satyr to Japanese Noh Theatre and Chinese Opera, the world of theatre has discovered a way to hide the realities and truths from themselves and the world around them. Join New York Professor Rosemary George as she takes you on a lecture tour through the joys and sorrows, comedies and tragedies of life through the lens of the theatrical mask. ‘Brilliantly and eloquently written… Thoughtful… Extraordinarily well-researched’ (Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe). ‘Quite unique… Informative and fun’ Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe).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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Thriller, New writing, Classical, Music, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

I Believe in One Bach

Ageing violinist Alan Gottlieb has long been content to sit at the back desk of the seconds, coasting his way to retirement. But when an appraisal finds him wanting, he risks losing the one thing that gave his life meaning. He reaches for inspiration from Bach, but when Bach reaches back to him, is this obsession or madness? A dark psychological drama from Two Foolish Productions explores how we find meaning when the world no longer thinks we’re relevant, played out to the sublime music of Bach’s B Minor Mass.Written by | Chris BrannickCast | Karen Kirkup and Chris BrannickDirected by | Karen KirkupAdditional sound design | Chrissie Caulfieldwww.twofoolish.co.uk/shows/i-believe-in-one-bach/facebook.com/twofoolishinstagram.com/twofoolishproductions/

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Musicals and Opera, Live interactive, Fringe favourite, Musical theatre, Cabaret, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

I Heart Musicals

Lily invites you to join her in a world of songs and stories from a century of musical theatre. Sharing her favourites – some familiar, some exciting new discoveries – she takes you on a journey of how they came to be and why she hearts them. Lily has always loved musicals. Growing up in a theatrical family, she has been lucky enough to experience musical magic from both sides of the velvet curtain. In these dark times, she shines a spotlight on the wonder of escapism and makes musicals the star of the show.Selected and sung by | Lily CassonDirected by | Tom Blackmorewww.englishcabaret.co.uk/i-heart-musicals/facebook.com/EnglishCabaretinstagram.com/iheart.musicals/

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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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Solo show, Contemporary, Visual art, Multimedia, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

In/Outside: Visible Things

There are things that are visible and invisible in this world. The beauty of calligraphy is not only in the visible drawing of lines and dots, but also the blend of other elements such as brushstroke trajectory, brush pressure, and space. Chiharu Kuronuma, who has a perspective on both dance and calligraphy, combines the principles behind both the visible and the invisible with dance theory to express that what is visible is not everything there is – there is beauty in the invisible as well.Choreographed, Produced and Performed by | Chiharu KuronumaMusic by | Tetote, Chiharu KuronumaMix by | Ayumi ‘Ojo’MatsuiTechnical Design Support | Takamasa YamadaProduction Support | Teruki Okamoto, Masahiro SekiyaProduction Manager | Kenji MatsumaePress Assistant | Kenji MatsumaeThanks | Hello1103, Octanorm Japan, Tokyo Velludowww.io-multimediaperformance.com/www.chiharukuronuma.com/instagram com/chiharu.kuronuma.59/

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Musical comedy, Contemporary, New writing, Musical theatre, Theatre, Alternative comedy - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Indoor Kids

Imagine two lonely children who have no one to talk to until the Winds of Fate make them next-door neighbours. What follows is a once-in-a-millennium bond that transcends the bounds of best friendship to become something magical, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable differences. Now, imagine those people are us. Because they are. We’ve spent decades side by side, warring our way through everything from middle school romances to trying to make it big in New York City. A dynamic, two-woman, musical show that at once tells and untells the story we’ve spent our whole lives… telling.Written, Created, and Performed by | JR Atkinson and Noa RosenbergMusic Directed by | Greg Calidonnainstagram.com/indoorkidscomedy/

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Site-specific, Performance art, Music, Dance, Film, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Solo show, Theatre, Historical, True-life, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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).Written and Performed by | Tayo AlukoDirected by | Amanda HuxtableDesigned by | Emma Williamswww.tayoalukoandfriends.com/jaol/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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Vocal, International, Music, Dance, Pop, World music - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Latin Carnival Sounds

Live the experience of a Latin carnival live onstage with the exotic and powerful singer-songwriter Vivi Guerrero, in her first UK show. Her unique live performances, singing and dancing, have generated a spontaneous connection with audiences all around the world. The free spirit of Vivi G is reflected in her original music: a bold fusion of contemporary electronic pop with traditional ethnic instruments performed by three live musicians. Travel between the indigenous and the cosmopolitan. Feel the Latin rhythm in your heart, feel your body move, and join the party!Composed and Performed by | Vivi GuerreroCharango and Chorus | John PantojaWinds and Percussion | Alberto Ramon Pabonfacebook.com/soyviviguerreroinstagram.com/vivigbaby

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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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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Musicals and Opera, Spectacle, Musical theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Lipote: An Interconnected Journey

A new UV opera-musical told from the roots of trees about the impact of intensive agriculture on forest systems. Inspired by the ongoing problems surrounding deforestation and palm oil monoculture in Borneo, it tells the story of a rainforest as it struggles to find help in the soils around its home, after the root system suffers the effects of a devastating storm. Based on the research of anthropologists, scientists and naturalists into forests and plantations and written in collaboration with UK ecologists this show explores issues that are important and relevant to us all.Written by | Roxanne KordaCast | Dalma Sinka, Clint Lesh, Roxanne KordaComposed by | Oliver FarrowChoreographed by | Jingya PengDesigned by | Wanshu LiBacking track performed by | Oliver Farrow and Roxanne KordaCreated and Produced by | Shaky Crown Collectivewww.shakycrown.com/lipote/facebook.com/shakycrowncollectivesoundcloud.com/oliver-farrow-25464472/lipote-an-interconnected-journey-scene-2webaddress

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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, New writing, LGBTQ+, Drama, Theatre, Social commentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Love is Blue

City trader, Olly, still recovering from the death of his boyfriend, Sam, has a chance encounter with homeless teenager, Aaron. Worlds apart, as they begin to share their experiences, and both the hard-nosed Olly and the reflective Aaron, start to see a way forward. However, serious questions remain. Why does Olly spend night after night drinking so heavily, and what could have made Aaron choose a dangerous, uncertain life on the streets over his comfortable middle class background? Living and breathing in a rainbow of different colours, love doesn't always have to be blue. Or does it?Written by | Don CotterDirector | Prav MJLighting | Richard LambertProduced by | LAMBCO Productionswww.lambcoproductions.co.uk/index.php/love-is-blue/www.facebook.com/lambcoprodswww.tiktok.com/@lambco_productions

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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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Solo show, Comedy, Character comedy, Alternative comedy, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Mark Pleases You

For his entire life, performer Mark Vigeant did everything he possibly could to make everyone around him happy. The moment he decides to change gears and focus on himself, a freak accident kills him onstage. After being sent directly to hell, Mark is given one chance to convince his 12-year old self not to be a people-pleaser. The only problem? Mark hates that fat stupid idiot. A high-energy, deeply personal, extremely silly exploration of people-pleasing.Written, created, and performed by | Mark VigeantDirected and co-created by | Joanna SimmonsCostume design by | Xuan NguyenThanks | Abigail Lowenthal and David Vieirawww.markvigeant.cominstagram.com/mark_vigeant/

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Physical theatre, Spoken word, Solo show, Contemporary, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Miedos

Everyday sexism causes insecurities in women. The best conditions offer a sunflower the chance to bloom. But without the sun, they face one other, searching for energy. Without it, they simply die. Like sunflowers, women support each other. This is a monologue that talks about women’s vital transitions in life. Women all grow up to take their role in society without even noticing its constraints. Miedos encourages conversation about situations that are an unfortunate part of daily life but which society accepts as normal, and explores how rules can be broken to live the life we truly desire.Written by | Sandra Bravo and Sabrina SolangeCreated and Produced by | Neko TeatroCast | Sandra Bravo and Alba GallegoDirected by | Alba GallegoLight and Digital Design by | Teresa Foronda and Collettivo L4RSound Design by | Andrés DíezMusic by | Lía and YepesCostume Design by | Me lo dijo PérezEnglish Translation | Anela FernándezBasque Translation | Adrián SaravongPhoto and Video | Canogram and Kamelot ProductionsSound Operator | Goretti Castellanowww.nekoteatro.com/miedosfacebook.com/nekoteatroinstagram.com/nekoteatro/

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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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Spoken word, Classic text, Transcultural, Theatre, Adaptation, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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.Monologues by | William Shakespeare Adapted and Directed by | Naz YeniThe PlayersHamlet (Hamlet) | Tuana ArayiciJacques (As You Like It) | Zülfü KaplanEdmund (King Lear) | Gözde IșikLady Macbeth (Macbeth) | Gülİstan SarbasLauncelot Gobbo (Merchant of Venice) | Semba TekİnKing Lear (King Lear) | Tuncay AkpinarCaliban (The Tempest) | Seda ÇelİkKatherine (Taming of the Shrew) | Eser RüzgarShylock (Merchant of Venice) | Denİz OkuProspero (The Tempest) | Özlem TașDramaturgy | Stephanie TillotsonMusic | Jan ÇIitakSinging | Hüseyİn ErdoǧanVideo Editor | Asli TokmanPoster Design | Can AksoyImage | Berrin Bugay LawlerProduction Assistant | Bora Bicakiwww.seyyar.company/facebook.com/seyyarcompanyinstagram.com/seyyarcompany/

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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, we wander from one scene to another. We are the Lost Children.www.mooncabaret.com/shows-mrmoon-theatrewww.facebook.com/MrMoonCabaretwww.instagram.com/moon.cabaretwww.soundcloud.com/moon-cabaret Watch Trailer

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New writing, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Mrs President

Mary Lincoln is grieving. She needs a new image to win the hearts of the American people and silence the envious elite accusing her of treason. Who better for the job than the celebrity photographer who helped her husband win the presidency? But all is not as it appears for the First Lady… Subject and artist battle for creative control over their own narratives as they attempt to capture an iconic image of America’s First Widow. A new play about the power of representation by acclaimed artist, playwright, and historian John Ransom Phillips.Written by | John Ransom PhillipsDirected by | Lily Wolffwww.recroomarts.org/mrs-president

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Contemporary, Satire, Comedy, Absurdist, Theatre, Social commentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

My Neighbours Are Kind of Weird?

Meet Livvie, a spoilt influencer-podcaster who, after inviting her seemingly nice (and potentially trendy!) new neighbours round for a drink, finds herself embroiled in a supernatural mission that challenges her everyday complacency and brings her face-to-face with her own frayed psyche. My Neighbours are Kind of Weird? is a high-energy, quick-witted work of absurdism that explores existential angst in the secular, tech-addicted, globally-warmed modern day.Written and Directed by | Panda La TerriereCo-directed and Produced by | Sophie GrahamDesign by | Eliza Podestafacebook.com/curtaintwitchersinstagram.com/curtaintwitcherstheatre/

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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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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Circus theatre, International, Acrobatics, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

No Dragon No Lion

A new Lion Dance circus! Re-creating the Lion Dance and Chinese Opera from the classical form to a contemporary style of performance, this exciting new circus breaks the traditional arts into pieces – incorporating beatboxing, martial arts, tricking and parkour. This fusion show takes the audience on a journey with a group of physical and mental drifters, who anchor themselves in a new environment and unfamiliar land. Through re-visiting their traditional cultures, they build something new which is meaningful and they can own.Performed by | Steve Ng, Alan Cheng, To Chi Sing, Leo LauArtistic Director and Choreographer | Hugh Cho www.hongkongsoul.comfacebook.com/852DT instagram.com/tscrew_hk/

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Solo show, New writing, Literary, Classic story, Theatre, Adaptation - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Oggie! Oggie! Oggie!

Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered both a literary and spiritual classic. Playwright and performer Stephen Callaghan returns to the Fringe with his stage adaptation offering a modern energetic twist on the original, without ever compromising the integrity of the tale. Infused with his signature brand of Glasgow humour, Oggie! Oggie! Oggie! charts our hero's dramatic conversion from a life of hedonism to becoming one of the most inspirational figures in Christian history.'An entertaining, informative, powerful hour… It made me want to read the Confessions.' (Audience Review)Written and Performed by | Stephen CallaghanTechnical Director | Zachary O'NeillCrew | Russell Wheelerwww.agap.org.uk/oggie/facebook.com/agapglasgow

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Sketch show, Farce, New writing, Comedy, Verbatim, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

On the Tiles

All the way from from Abu Dhabi, the land of sun, sand and camels, an original bunch of jokes and sketches based on real-life scenarios. The uninterested, unhelpful hotel receptionist? The useless customer services chap who thinks its all your fault? We have all been there! Appearing at the Fringe for the first time, KC Productions present a hilarious look at life, the universe and everything that drives you mad! Audience participation actively encouraged!Written and Produced by | Kevin CorriganPerformed by | Simon Johnson, Will Blair, Mary Smith, Andy SmyllieDirected by | Andy Smyllie

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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.productionswww.facebook.com/GoldenPavementwww.instagram.com/goldpaveprod/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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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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Contemporary, Sci-fi, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Family - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Photon StarBlaster and the Suicidal Spaceship

Photon StarBlaster is a renegade galactic agent on a mission. But when his spaceship malfunctions and sets course to self-destruct, he is thrown into his most dangerous journey yet. Will he be able to make it home? Based on the playwright's own childhood experiences, this fast-paced new play explores the generational fallout of suicide, and how we reach for the stars when the ground beneath us gets too much.A C ARTS Spark Fund winner.Written by | John McEwan-WhyteDirected by | Debi PirieProduced and performed by Debi Pirie and John McEwan-WhyteThanks | Alex Shanks, Bonnie and Braw Productions, Edinburgh Napier University, Rachel O’Regan, Strange Town, The Traverse Theatreinstagram.com/photonstarblaster/

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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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Solo show, Contemporary, Fantasy, Dark comedy, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Poppy

Poppies should be growing wild, not in a house. When others see love in marriage, Poppy sees opportunity. Even when she’s going to marry a dead person. Till death do us part… or together? A powerful Chinese-gothic style one-woman show.Written by | Eratle WangDirected by | Yuhan Zhao

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Fantasy, Drama, Theatre, Philosophical - Annual Programme

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. Theatre Ronin continues the creative spirit and form of 2019’s Fringe piece Hoichi the Earless, and recreates folklore and contemporary emotional landscape.www.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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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, Family - 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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Educational, Visual art, Talks and Discussions, Lecture, Event, Historical - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Sanctified Royalty: Jacobite Relics and the Divine Right of Kings

Drawing on important Jacobite collections and archives held at Stonyhurst College, Dr Janet Graffius, Curator of the Stonyhurst collections and an internationally acclaimed expert, will explore the cult of divinity that surrounded the Scottish royal family, from Mary Queen of Scots to Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The talk will include an opportunity to see some extraordinary Stuart relics and memorabilia up close, as well as a unique recipe for King James's Gingerbread.

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Physical theatre, Solo show, Contemporary, Literary, Theatre, Philosophical - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 2021. ‘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/brighton-fringe-2022)www.deaongriffinpressley.comwww.facebook.com/satanvsgod.officialwww.instagram.com/satanvsgodplay Watch Trailer #1Watch Trailer #2Watch Trailer #3

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Physical theatre, Solo show, Contemporary, Literary, Theatre, Philosophical - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Satan vs God

Lucifer, fallen angel, begs God’s forgiveness. Are Satan and God within the eyes and deeds of humankind? Is Satan responsible for all he is accused of? Have we heard him testify? This solo tour-de-force opens a conversation about religion with music and movement and explores issues of religion, faith and humanity that are normally taboo and or censored.Winner, Derek Award for Spirit of the Fringe, Edinburgh 2021.‘Original’ (LouReviews.blog).‘Mesmerising, seductive and powerful… hauntingly beautiful’ (NicsReviews2021.wordpress.com).Written and Performed by | Deaon Griffin-PressleyDirected by | Judy BarrCinematography by | André Russellwww.satanvsgod.comfacebook.com/satanvsgod.official/instagram.com/satanvsgod.official/ Watch Trailer

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Contemporary, Satire, Classic text, Comedy, Theatre, Political - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Shakespeare Up Late: A Right Royal Visit

All-new Shakespearian shenanigans from the company behind Fringe favourite Shakespeare for Breakfast. In this topical tragi-comedy Macbeth meets Ubu, as Mrs Macbeth, already first minister of Scotland, sets her sights on a newly crowned royal visitor. Will fair be foul or foul fair? Politics and parody meet puns and pandemonium in this satirical and sweary re-telling. A raucous comedy for everyone from Shakespearian novices to seasoned thespians.‘Wonderfully chaotic’ (FringeReview.co.uk).www.ctheatre.com/ctheatre/facebook.com/CtheatreEdinburgh

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Universal, Classic text, Comedy, Theatre, Adaptation, Family - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Shakespeare for Breakfast

The Bardic Breakfasters are back! C's sensational Shakespearience returns, for our 32nd sell-out Fringe, as ever, a brand-new show with breakfast included! A pleasing plethora of pentameter, puns and pastry. Perfect for hardened fans of the Bard 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! Book early.www.ctheatre.comwww.facebook.com/ctheatreedinburghwww.instagram.com/c_theatre/

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Solo show, Satire, Drama, Theatre, True-life, Storytelling - Annual Programme

Shattered

In third grade, Diana kicked her crush in the crotch and her love life didn’t improve from there. What starts as an innocent look into her relationship past, turns into a comedic and heartbreakingly raw exploration of dating, dysfunction, and sexual devastation - told through the voices of 35 characters. Using comedy to take us through tragedy, Shattered ultimately tells the tale of one individual picking up the broken pieces of herself and learning to live again. ‘A woman of 1,000 faces’ (SplashMags.com). ‘Truly epic’ (NoHoArtsDistrict.com). ‘A real tour-de-force’ **** (BouquetsBrickbatsReviews.com). ‘A raw, visceral dissection of the human psyche’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Available in our digital on-demand programme and was performed live in our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 season.www.dianavarco.comwww.instagram.com/dianavarco/ Watch TeaserWatch Trailer

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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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Epic, Classical, Music, Dance, Storytelling, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Sufiana: A Contemporary Kathak Presentation

An abstract representation of the philosophy of Sufism in thrilling choreography. Seven professional Indian classic dancers from Delhi form intricate geometric patterns accompanied by a spectacular light show with music on the path of enlightenment, awakening, unconditional love and salvation. The dance is a stylised Kathak presentation with enchanting music specially recorded for the Fringe by Indian band Mrigya. Sufiana is influenced by great Sufi poets including Rumi, Kabeer, Bulleh Shah and Tagore. A visual treat.Dancers | Shaija Nalwade, Shilpa Verma, Anasua Majumdar, Apala Verma, SonaliVishwakarma, Meera Rawat, Bhavna BishtChoreographed by | Maitreyee PahariProduction Assistant | Trisha BhattacharyaLighting by | Gautam Bhattacharya and Anoop JoshiMusic by | Sharat Chandra Srivastav

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Physical theatre, Universal, Performance art, Storytelling, Poetry, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Sun and Crystal

Two shadows are dancing in a field of flowers next to a battlefield. The memories of a woman killed there – recorded by the crystal. Taken away by shadows to a place where time has stopped, the woman embarks on a journey to find it. Based on Japanese folktales, Noh, and butoh that reveal the human unconscious, this is a story about the memories of human extinction engraved in DNA. Through poetry and drama Sun and Crystal describes an apocalypse of modern civilisation. A universal contemporary myth that transcends time and borders.Written and Directed by | Kazuko ShimazuCast | Kazuko Shimazu, Hirono YoshimuraStage Design | Hiroshi WakiyaCostume Design | Kijun SakuraiSound | KO.DO.NAProduced by | Hirono Otaker.goope.jp/seigai/www.instagram.com/kaz_lazarus

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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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Spoken word, Contemporary, Transcultural, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Tana

When F and T move in together during the first lockdown, confined to the living room of a studio apartment, they start to play at cross-dressing. They didn’t expect that something or someone new would emerge. Based on a true story, Tana initiates a dialogue with the spectator about the possibilities of being. What defines us as identity? And how many identities do we inhabit? A play about boundaries, identity, and sexuality in a queer-Asian context.Written and Directed by | Felicia Jiang and Isabella LondoñoMusic by | Dmitry SeredaMask Design by | Tim BarnardMovement by | Khushboo ShahGraphic Design by | Laura Londoñoinstagram.com/tana.theatreandarts/

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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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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Performance art, Dance, Political, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Tanken

Set in an abandoned petrol station in 7100, a descendant of petrol station mascots Esso and Shell embarks on a journey to find traces of their ancestors from 2100. Then, the ice caps had stopped melting, the big firms had declared bankruptcy, and gasoline was extremely cheap because no one was buying it anymore. The familiar mascots meet to find a way through their situation. They reach for different answers, trying to preserve what's good, and hope for betterment in future generations. Tanken takes us into their past – and our potential future.Created and Produced by | projekt.vakuum, Friederike Karpf, Sophie León PellegrinCast | Emma Sacks and Gioia GwinDirected by | Friederike KarpfDramaturgy by | Sophie León PellegrinMovement by | Vanessa MorandellMusic Composed by | Silvan AnesiniAssociate Designer | Andy KirkProduction Manager | Friederike Karpf, Emma SacksTechnical Manager | Friederike KarpfLegal Department | Christian MüllerProduction Photographer | Birgit MantekThanks | Migros Kulturprozent, Elisabeth Weber Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Pro Helvetia, original Tanken Cast, Verein Zitrone Manegg, Claudia Bläulerinstagram.com/projekt.vakuum/youtube.com/@projekt.vakuum2100soundcloud.com/Yvxwj

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Solo show, Contemporary, New writing, Comedy, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Tea and Milk

We all know that "life is not what I imagined it to be" depression. Fresh out of a break-up, the girl in her 30s in this play feels she has failed at life. She has tried, really tried, but at the school reunion everyone is talking about investment banking, children, marriage. She is behind. Weird job, sex with randomers as she searches for The One. So what if she doesn't cry, but laughs? She laughs it out. And she desperately wants you to laugh with her. A(nother) one-woman show. Only this time she's a foreigner.Wrtten and Performed by | Edith AlibecScript Editor and Director | Dana Paraschivfacebook.com/purplewavetheatreinstagram.com/purplewavetheatre/

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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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Contemporary, Debate, Spectacle, Discussion, In conversation, Talks and Discussions, Event - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

The Eazy Club

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 a network of 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 this year it lives again in this series of discussions inspired by C's 2023 programme. Led by guest speakers chat will flow freely to our bar where you can request a conversation menu or stick around for electric cabaret. See website for listings.facebook.com/cvenuesfacebook.com/CvenuesEventsinstagram.com/c_venues

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Spoken word, Cabaret and Variety, Performance art, Physical comedy, Comedy, Music - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

The Electric Cabaret

The alternative late-night Fringe experience returns. A unique blend of comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, live art and speciality acts from across the Fringe. With a different line-up every night this is a chance to see some of the Fringe festival’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 website for listings.www.CtheArts.comfacebook.com/cvenuesfacebook.com/CvenuesEventsinstagram.com/c_venues/

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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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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Performance art, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Adaptation - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

The Grammar of Witchcraft

Caliban, a young transsexual recovering from the boozy wedding reception of two lesbian witches, will need more than the magic of pronouns to survive this truly surreal odyssey into his own enlightenment as a Pagan saint. Caliban is symbolic and multidimensional. He is contradictory, unbridled, primordial in understanding the essence of things, and does not tolerate the fetters and limitations of any system. Masterfully adapted by Victor Sobchak from The Grammar of Witchcraft by David William Parry, pastor, gay, poet and Christian anarchist, this dramatisation will celebrate the enchantments of poetry, transgression, and self-discovery.Written by | David ParryPerformed by | Theatre CollectionAdapted and Directed by | Victor Sobhakfacebook.com/theatrecollectioninstagram.com/theatrecollection

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Physical theatre, Music, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling, Poetry - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

The Kids with Nae Hame

Documenting the stories of care-experienced people, this show embraces all aspects of their life within the care system and the effects of being part of this under-represented community. Inspired by The Kids from Fame, this original piece tells stories through poetry, song and movement to explore what it is like to grow up in Scotland, and feeling like you are a kid with no home.Created by | Geraldine Smith

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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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Contemporary, Verbatim, LGBTQ+, Theatre, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

The Psychic Tests

Guardian journalist Gary Nunn’s theatrical storytelling adventure into psychics, mediums and astrologers is a combination of character-driven scenes, verbatim theatre and narration. He reveals the surprising, powerful believers who hire them in secret, and the full-time sceptics who pursue them. The Psychic Tests features the funniest, most shocking and most poignant stories from his two year investigation into the psychic industry in Britain and Australia. Every story is true.‘Nunn guides you through this world of startling truths and shocking lies. Terrific. Brave’ (Miriam Margolyes).'An exhilarating ride of scrutiny and flair' (Jessie Tu, Sydney Morning Herald).Written and Performed by | Gary NunnDirected by | Vincent Andriano

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Children's, Classic text, Theatre, Adaptation, Storytelling, Family - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

The Railway Children

Three siblings have their comfortable middle-class existence turned upside down when their father leaves suddenly under mysterious circumstances and they must move to the country. Here they make new friends and new mistakes, but ultimately influence the lives of those around them for the better. A heartwarming new adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic tale of family, adventure and trains that will delight audiences of all ages.‘A universally excellent troupe of players’ (FringeReview.co.uk).Original story by | E NesbitAdapted and Directed by | Kate Stephensonwww.ctheatre.comfacebook.com/CtheatreEdinburghwww.instagram.com/c_theatre/

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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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Contemporary, Musicals and Opera, Satire, Comedy, Musical theatre, Drama - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

The TUNEabomber

Set at a parole board hearing, Ted Kaczynski (aka The Unabomber) recounts his life through song in the hope of proving that he never wanted to be a monster, he only wanted to be a star. While he may have spent years sending explosives, this is one performance Ted can't bomb. Written and performed by John Lampe and Michael Wysong, this new musical comedy dares to ask the question no one needed an answer to: What if this notorious eco-terrorist was the next Bob Fosse?Written and performed by | John Lampe and Michael Wysongwww.thetuneabomber.com/instagram.com/thetuneabomber/

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Classic text, Music, Theatre, Adaptation, Storytelling, Family - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Three Men in a Boat

Join three friends as they embark on a Victorian boating holiday filled with mayhem and mishaps. Featuring three women, one dog and no boat, this fast-paced (and mostly faithful) adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s classic comedy proves that even the most ill-equipped adventurers can find their way. Eventually. Suitable for all ages.‘High-energy, gleeful and self-depreciating’ (Fest).Written by | Kate Stephenson and Kosi CarterPerformed by | Hannah Forsyth, Abigail Hirst, Kosi CarterDirected by | Kate Stephensonwww.simplyspiffing.co.uk/facebook.com/notcricketproductionsinstagram.com/notcricketprods/

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Contemporary, Musicals and Opera, New writing, Musical theatre, LGBTQ+, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Tickle

Davina scouts scallies. It’s really, really well paid, and for subscription members only, so why wouldn’t you? Our two lads are drawn into this lucrative sport, and enjoy the financial gains, opportunities and the sort of fame only dreamed about by their mates on the estate. The Tina Tickle Empire adamantly claims it’s a "wholesome sport". Where’s the catch? Tickling. Innocent fun. Inspired by the documentary Tickled, and loosely based on fact, this musical comedy explores the bizarre world of competitive endurance tickling.Book, Music and Lyrics by | Chris BurgessDirector and Choreographer | Robbie O’ReillyMusical Director | Aaron ClinghamDesigner | David ShieldsLighting | Richard LambertProduction Photography | Nick Brittain PhotographyProduced by | LAMBCO Productionswww.lambcoproductions.co.uk/index.php/tickle-the-musical/www.facebook.com/lambcoprodswww.tiktok.com/@lambco_productions

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Solo show, Epic, Classical, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Tituba

The first Salem witch to confess and household slave to the Parris family, Tituba vividly described supernatural apparitions and denounced community members, resulting in many being arrested and ultimately executed. Charged with consorting with the Devil, but not indicted, Tituba disappeared from history. Reclaiming her place now, she is audacious and adamant as she demystifies how others have cast her and tells her story. Winsome Pinnock’s insightful solo play creates a new, stranger and perhaps truer history, which invites Tituba’s audience to confront the horrors of the past with wit, humour and compassion.Performed by | Faith Martin AbongoWritten by | Winsome PinnockDirected by | Anna Linden BostonProducers | Faith Martin Abongo and Christine Atieno

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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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Solo show, Contemporary, New writing, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Twinkle

Arriving at his latest theatre, long-standing pantomime dame Harold Thropp finds that he’s been moved to a dilapidated dressing room. As he prepares himself and begins adorning the war paint of a veteran performer, Harold reflects on the changing canvas of his life, revealing some traumatic secrets and preparing for an unexpected act of retribution on one of his co-stars.Written by Philip MeeksCastHarold Thropp | Dereck WalkerDirector | Robbie O'ReillyDesigner | David ShieldsLighting | Richard LambertSound | Julian StarrProduction Photography | Nick Brittain PhotographyProduced by LAMBCO Productionswww.lambcoproductions.co.uk/index.php/twinkle-by-philip-meeks/www.facebook.com/lambcoprodswww.tiktok.com/@lambco_productions

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Musicals and Opera, Literary, Drama, Theatre, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Two Tigers

Two Tigers is a kaleidoscopic musical drama about New Zealand-born modernist writer Katherine Mansfield, who lived and died with the Furies at her heels and her turbulent love affair with John Middleton Murry, who ensured her legacy. Since Sue Casson's musical was first staged for the centenary of Mansfield's birth the reputation of the spirited short-story writer has steadily grown, whilst the man who brought her work to public attention is all but forgotten. The truly modern story of these literary pioneers is re-imagined for the centenary of her death this year.‘Haunting original songs’ (Scotsman).Words and Music by | Sue CassonDirected by | Tom BlackmoreCastKatherine Mansfield | Lily Cassonwww.englishcabaret.co.uk/two-tigersfacebook.com/EnglishCabaret

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Contemporary, Site-specific, House, Electronic, 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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Sketch show, Comedy, Character comedy, Multimedia, Political, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

War on Woke

You can’t say moist, you can’t assume a person’s gender or even if they identify as a person at all, maybe they’re a plant? What started off as a way to call out discrimination has somehow been highjacked by self-righteous people who’ve had humour-bypass surgery, virtue-signalling to grab social media likes for their fragile egos. Political correctness is ruining livelihoods and is the enemy of humour and creative thinking in general. Enough is enough. Therefore Mick Moore, JNewtz and Milton White have declared war on woke! A fast-paced show of stand-up and sketches. Adults only.Created, written and performed by | Mick Moore, JNewtz, Milton Whitewww.thewtfshow.online/facebook.com/thewtfshowmelb

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Myth, Music, Multimedia, Theatre, Jazz, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

What Happened to Agnes

'When my grandmother’s sister Agnes was nine years old, she disappeared.' What Happened to Agnes brings to life the vivid imagination of singer and storyteller Nishla Smith, as she spins her grandmother’s Malaysian childhood memories into a magic-realist realm of talking tigers, hidden dangers and infinite staircases. Set against the vibrant colour of Luca Shaw's hand-painted projections and a stunning piano backdrop from Tom Harris, Nishla's haunting songs bewitch and enchant, drawing the listeners ever deeper into a dark world of lost memories.‘Simply Sublime’ ****½ (TheReviewsHub.com).‘Dreamlike, vivid’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info).Composed, Created and Performed by | Nishla Smith, Tom Harris and Luca ShawThanks | Dr Ulita Nair, Arts Council England, Opera North, Leeds Playhouse and Home Mcrinstagram.com/ulita_uk/

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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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Spoken word, Contemporary, Cabaret, Multimedia, Storytelling, Compilation - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Wisdom of the Men

This cabaret-style show features musical, fun and comedic life lessons based on Pulitzer-nominated memoir by celebrity entrepreneur Clint Arthur. With stories and adventures personally experienced by the author with Mick Jagger, Robert Downey Jr, George Clooney, Oprah, Mike Tyson, Brooke Shields, Caitlyn Jenner, Tony Robbins, Simon Cowell, Woody Allen, Martha Stewart, Presidents Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and more. 59 minutes that will change your life forever.Written and Performed by | Clint ArthurProduced and Directed by | Ali Savitchwww.clintarthur.tv/facebook.com/ClintArthurinstagram.com/clintarthur.tv/

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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, Educational, Comedy, Disabled-led, Storytelling, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful

Where does beauty go when the beholder has no eye? Comedian Richard Wheatley returns to the Fringe with his new show, as he ridicules the perplexing paradoxes of a blind man in the world of dating. Mostly clean, always funny, Richard will take you on a high-energy tour of beauty, fashion and all the other pitfalls of living in a sighted world without sight.'A blind date you won’t want to miss'***** (Derek Awards 2022).Created and performed by | Richard Wheatleywww.richardwheatleycomedy.com/instagram.com/romtwheatley/

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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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Solo show, Educational, New writing, Comedy, Theatre, True-life - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

 #MeToo, a one-woman show

Sex cults with fake feminism, pretend shamans, Burning Man, Lower East Side “nightclub photographers” and Tinder f*ck boys all make an appearance in this educational and hilarious 20-plus-character one-woman show. Star takes us on a journey from childhood to adulthood cataloguing her sexual experiences and investigating them. Based on a true story, #MeToo is a wild ride, filled with a lot of laughs and heart.‘It feels like witnessing a PhD thesis, far beyond entertainment, entering the realm of brilliant TED talk’ (NoHo Arts, California, USA).Written and performed by | Star StoneDirected by | Jessica Lynn Johnsonwww.starstonespeaks.com/metoo-a-one-woman-show

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8 August 2022

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The Grammar of Witchcraft

21-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

The Kids with Nae Hame

2-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

The Late Harness Rebellion

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

The Onion

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

The Psychic Tests

21-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

The Railway Children

2-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

The Same Boat

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

The Story of the Tower

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

The TUNEabomber

21-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

Three Men in a Boat

5-13 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

Tickle

2-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C cubed

Tituba

2-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

Tokyo Fugue

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Topography of Breath 2.0

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

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

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Tradere

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Tree Confessions

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Twelfth Night

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Twinkle

2-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C cubed

Two Tigers

2-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

Valentin Taricco: Live Set

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Verse

4 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Vulny Daddy

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

War on Woke

17-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C cubed

What Happened to Agnes

14-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aurora

Why, Gahd, WHY?!

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Willy’s Lil Virgin Queen

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Wisdom of the Men

2-6 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

With-in

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful

2-27 August 2023

C ARTS | C venues | C cubed

Zoon to be Other

1 August 2022

C ARTS | C venues | C digital

 #MeToo, a one-woman show

14-20 August 2023

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Solo show, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling, Documentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

1953: Race for the Summit

‘Tomorrow is a big day. Our first attempt to reach the summit. That was our plan, but mountains have their own plan.’ Set the night before Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made history with Sir Edmund Hillary by becoming the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, this one-man show charts his thoughts and fears at the attempt ahead. He relives his other attempts, hampered by avalanches and snowfall until the anxiety and exhaustion transform into the exhilaration of success. Written and performed by Om Raj Raut.Written and Perfomed by | Om Raj RautDirected by | Ayusha Sanjel Chhetriwww.omrajraut.com/

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New writing, Comedy, Absurdist, Theatre, Devised, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

2nd Picture of Dorian Gray

Nine teenagers and one baritone saxophone invite you to a surreal cabaret of a play. Struggling to make sense of their lives and their place in an unfathomable universe, they find themselves in an hilariously pointless search for a theme for their own creative expression – only to discover that one of them may in fact be the actual great-grandchild of eponymous narcissist Dorian Gray. This life-imitating-art play about growing up asks lots of important questions about what it means to be human and, in fine absurdist fashion, offers absolutely no answers whatsoever.Written by | Vyte GarrigaThe Company | Annabelle Browning, Nathan Howe, Annie Hyde, Alex Morgan, Luc Schravesande, Owen Richards, Miranda Richardson, Louisa Roberts, Kate SaleDirected by | Tim CokerMovement Director | Faye Milesfacebook.com/macreadysquarepegs

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Clown, Mime, Storytelling, Family, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

8:03

Ding! The world is ordered, the food is good, everything runs on time. The bell dings, the trunk opens, the system begins. But this time, it is 8:03 and the world is changing. An original, non-verbal physical theatre piece where clown, farce, and absurdism meet to create an unusual world where predictability gives way to flying gloves, cookie jars and a storm at sea. Experience this touching story of encountering the unknown. Recipient of multiple Hollywood Fringe awards. Bring three coins.Created and Performed by | Jakob Berger, Adam Dlugolecki, Kent JenkinsStage Manager | Katie McDowellwww.scherzotheatre.cominstagram.com/scherzotheatreco/

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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, Comedy, Cookery, Theatre, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

A Gefilte Fish Out of Water

‘In London I was a gefilte fish out of water, in Hampshire I was Moses, wandering. I’ve silently suffered thinking because I was from New York City I was a different kind of Jew. Now I know it’s only because I’m Jewish. It’s my ethnicity as much as my religion and I cannot hide it.’ Stacey looks to her heritage to cope and heal with food and humour. A comedic exploration of the prejudices described by David Baddiel in his book Jews Don’t Count, and how recipes brought family tradition and histories alive.Cast | Jack Lee, Maddie May Devine and Stacey HaberWritten by | Stacey Haber and Jack LeeBased on the cookbook of the same name by Stacey HaberDirected by | Beth DuddyPaintings and Photos by | Stacey HaberProduced by | Stacey Haberwww.shhh.media/#/theatre/facebook.com/TheMusicFirmHQinstagram.com/staceyhaberofficial/

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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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Musicals and Opera, Vocal, Musical theatre, Cabaret, Music, Family - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

A Little Night Music: Cabaret After Dark

Our show will take you on an exciting journey through the world of Broadway showtunes all the way to some of your favourite pop song classics. You might even get a taste of jazz! The evening will be punctuated by jokes and laughter and is bound to leave you feeling better than you did when you came in! Grab a drink and come and join us! If you don’t like fun, don’t come…Created and performed by | Lucy Harris, Chrissy Butler, Chad St Louis and Katrina Themansinstagram.com/orangemoontheatreco/

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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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

A Night To Remember

The Christmas story, Broadway-style. You’ll be frightened by Roman soldiers, witness Jewish oppression, in awe of the Wisemen ’s lavish costumes, hear yodeling 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/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, Electronic, Music, Pop, Acoustic, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Alannah: Be at the Beginning!

Alannah is on a mission to make a difference through her music. She entertains, uplifts, tells stories and inspires. Described as 'Pop with Classical and Electronic influences', her music will often make you want to dance and singalong, whilst other pieces will hold your hand if you want to move therapeutically through deeper emotions. Alannah believes music is a superpower for stress relief, enjoyment and healing. Her sound vibrations rocket the energetic ones. You will be transported and renewed. A highly talented new singer songwriter, you'll be attending her debut concert of all original songs.Composed, Written and Performed by | Alannah CreedCreated and Written by | Kathryn Creedwww.facebook.com/alannah.creed.5www.instagram.com/alannahcreedmusic/soundcloud.com/GLAZC3G24UtaiDhP6

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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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Spoken word, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Gahd

Uma Gahd, everyone’s favourite unofficial auntie, brings you her one-woman drag comedy. Expect small talk and big issues: fame, family, feminism, and failed marriages. Stuffed with stand-up, lip-sync, and plenty of hysterical pathos, Uma tells the story of her life – from sneaking into bars with her childhood best friend, Margaret, to breaking into show business with her growing family. Part environmental theatre, part cabaret, and part drag show. Come and hear the word of Gahd!‘A wildly entertaining way to spend 45 minutes.’ (MontrealTheatreHub.com).‘Montreal's #1 Drag Artist.’ (CultMLT.com)Written, Created and Performed by | Ryan Sauvé (Uma Gahd)Directed and Stage Managed by | Mathieu Flageole (Selma Gahd)www.houseofgahd.comfacebook.com/HouseOfGahd/instagram.com/houseofgahd/

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Satire, Farce, Comedy, Classic story, Theatre, Political - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Assemblywomen

Assemblywomen is a modern adaptation of an Ancient Greek comedy, featuring cross-dressing, confusion and chaos. The women of Athens stage a political takeover, disguising themselves as men and implementing an outlandish new system across the city. Their husbands stuck at home, are left to deal with the farcical consequences. The play follows the Athenians as they come to terms with the women’s rule, getting into a series of daft situations along the way. Updated and performed by students, with a unique blend of political commentary and risqué humour, this timeless classic isn’t one to miss!Written by | AristophanesTranslated by | Jeffrey HendersonDirected by | Hana LawrieProduced by | Seb HandleyStage Manager | Isabella VaughanCompany Stage Manager | Louise DomogalThanks | Jeffrey Henderson, Professor of Greek Language and Literature, Boston University for graciously allowing us to use his translation of Assemblywomenwww.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/outreach/dramafestival/assemblywomen/instagram.com/warwickclassicsplay/

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Drag, Satire, LGBTQ+, Theatre, Alternative comedy, Political - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Babs for Life

At a post-scandal press conference, Preservative MP Babs Romance guides the audience through the highs and lows of her political career, with archive footage, dance numbers, speeches and flashbacks. As Babs puts herself at the centre of memorable political events, this unabashed drag show takes a satirical slant on those who govern us. Babs debuted as part of a lockdown series on BBC Radio in 2021, which was later archived as part of the country’s reaction to Covid by the British Library. Babs saw it all unfold, and has a vast and detailed story to tell…Written, Performed and Directed by | Freddie Mainfacebook.com/bonapptheatre/ instagram.com/babsromancemp/

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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, Performance art, Immersive, International, Theatre, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Big Kid Kindergarten

You played, you cried. There were carefree days of crafts and naps. Then, it was time to grow up… What if you could go back to being 5? Bring your inner child to this immersive playgroup experience for grown-ups. Follow the teacher as you craft, build, connect with classmates, and rediscover a sense of wonder in a world full of toys, paint, and pillows. Relying on the full participation of the audience, Big Kid Kindergarten asks us to connect in playful and poignant ways. Don’t forget to pack a snack!For adults, with all-ages performances Wednesdays, Sundays.Created and Performed by | Soleil Kohlwww.bigkidkindergarten.com/facebook.com/bigkidkindergartenwww.instagram.com/bigkidkindergarten/

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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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Contemporary, Musicals and Opera, New writing, Musical theatre, Cabaret, LGBTQ+ - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Boys in the Buff

Have you ever felt judged for not having the right body shape? Not eating the right foods or going to the gym? Our Photoshopped world is not always kind to our feelings of self-worth. Diana and her boys sing, dance and tell stories about self-confidence, body image, and society’s unreasonably high expectations on our appearance. They share personal stories and dare each other to reveal more of themselves as the show progresses. You will leave with a song in your heart, and share a few laughs along the way.Clothing optional performances: 15th and 22nd August.Script and songs written by | Chris BurgessDirector and Choreographer | Robbie O’ReillyDesigner | David ShieldsMusical Director | Aaron ClinghamOrchestrations | Joe Louis RobinsonLighting Designer | Richard LambertProduced by | LAMBCO Productionswww.lambcoproductions.co.uk/index.php/boys-in-the-buff/www.facebook.com/lambcoprodswww.tiktok.com/@lambco_productions

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Theatre, True-life, Political, Storytelling, Poetry, Documentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Brothers: War Poems and Chronicles

‘My biography is blood and flesh not entertainment. I am not one but we are thousands. Indestructible and broken.’ A piece about war in its broadest sense, from Faruk Šehic, soldier-poet, and director Gian Paolo Mai, who investigate the social and personal impacts of the conflicts of the century of light and genocide. War’s destruction is documented in many ways, from the blues music of North America, to Ungaretti’s WWI poetry, Beckett’s writings after WWII, Šehic’s writings on the Balkan conflicts, and contemporary voices from Ukraine. Inspired by Cesena Film Academy’s award-winning short film Brothers.Written by | Faruk Šehic and Gian Paolo MaiCast | Francesca Corba, Riccardo De Felici, Giovanni Solinas, Gaia Babbi, Andrea Marinelli, Emmanuela Ambrosino, Matilde Paci, Omar Seyman, Marta PulitiDirected by | Gian Paolo MaiScenes | Valter BrunettiCostumes | SkeneMake-up | Lori Alewww.cesenafilmacademy.itfacebook.com/cesenafilmacademyinstagram.com/cesena_film_academy/

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Contemporary, Educational, Children's, Family-friendly, Science and technology, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Bumble's Big Adventure

This one-act educational outreach play for 5-10 year olds and their families follows Bumble, a honeybee, on an adventure to find a bee balm flower. Written by Sophia Kunkel and Chloe Riederich, Bumble’s Big Adventure is an interactive show that teaches children to ‘bee kind’ to themselves and to natureWritten by | Sophia Kunkel and Chloe RiederichPerformed bySage | Fae TimmBumble | Chloe RiederichMona | Alaya LewisDirected by | Chloe RiederichThanks | Hollins University Theatre Department Faculty, Student Designers and Production Team, Bee Project Collaboratorsfacebook.com/people/Hollins-Theatre/100063605438641/instagram.com/hollinsutheatre/

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Exhibition, Performance art, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling, Film, Film and Video, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus, Documentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, worldwide. The destination for discerning digital and film 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 can be any length (typically 30min-1hr). Some screenings at other times. See website for listings.

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Spoken word, Cabaret and Variety, Comedy, Music, Interdisciplinary, Stand-up - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Cabaret in the Dark

Ever wonder what it’s like to see a show… without actually seeing it? This piece plunges the audience into darkness, allowing them to step into the shoes of their hosts, VICS, a collective of visually impaired artists from a variety of performing disciplines. Bringing VI-awareness into the mainstream in a fun and musical way, this brand-new show showcases some of VI’s best creative talent. Enjoy stand-up comedy from Neil Skene, music from Kellie Dingwall, drag from Rupaulsy, and sketches from Kirin Saeed – all in the pitch dark! And of course you can take part too!Created and Performed by | Kirin Saeed, Kellie Dingwall, Neil Skene, RuPaulsyAssisted by | Charlie Houstonwww.visuallyimpairedcreatorsscotland.co.uk/facebook.com/people/Visually-Impaired-Creators-Scotland/instagram.com/vicreatorsscotland/

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Solo show, Music, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Call Mr Robeson – A Life, with Songs

One of the twentieth century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force. When Paul Robeson, actor, singer, 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 memorable songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), and Robeson’s testimony to the Un-American Activities Committee.‘First-rate’ **** (Guardian).Written and Performed by | Tayo AlukoPianist | Michael ConliffeDirected by | Olusola OyeleyeDesigned by | Phil Newmanwww.tayoalukoandfriends.com/robeson/instagram.com/tayoalukoinliverpool/ Watch Trailer

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Solo show, Music, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 InterviewWatch 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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Clown, Universal, International, Multimedia, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Come to Our Show (Please)

Centres around two clowns, Anna and Felix, and their quest for home. Whilst touring desperately through Europe, the almost destitute Circus König has ended up in an unknown country where none of the performers speak the language. Together, the clowns embark on a frantic brainstorm as to how they can transcend the language barrier and their own cultural differences in order to sell out the show so they can afford a ticket home. This show is a deep dive into questions of interculturalism in a world where communication has never been easier, yet so complex.Written by | David Bruckner and Cathy Wippellfacebook.com/people/Building-Bridges/instagram.com/bbtcompany_/

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Futuristic, New writing, Dystopian, Dark comedy, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Conversations We Never Had, as People We'll Never Be

Have you ever wondered what your life would look like without the memory of the person who changed the way you see the world? In the depths of heartbreak, Gina takes a pill that she bought online which claims to help you "erase" someone from your life. Upon consuming the pill, Gina and Felix are given thirty minutes to decide whether or not to erase their relationship from their memories, forever. Witness all the conversations that you wish you could have as people you will never be in this futuristic drama.Written by | Lucy HarrisCastGina | Lucy HarrisDirected by | India DillonR&D Direction by | Sofia GalluccIntimacy Co-ordinator | Katie BurkePhotographer and Videographer | Anouk MajSet Design | John Harrisinstagram.com/orangemoontheatreco/

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Vocal, Electronic, 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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Spoken word, Solo show, Contemporary, Dark comedy, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Cruelty

Bringing alive the sights and sounds of the street, this darkly comic new play follows a young insomniac as he journeys through the bright lights of the city at night. Oli roams the streets, determined to find a spectacle to gawk at, and he likes nothing more than to sit and stare. That is until it begins to stare back. As vivid as a midnight joyride, Cruelty is about the dubious pleasure we get from what we see and whether we can ever close our eyes to it.‘Astonishingly vivid, allusive and life-enhancing’ (DailyInfo.co.uk).Written by | Gabriel Blackwell and Isaaq TomkinsCastOli | Luke NixonDirected by | Coco Cottam and Gabriel BlackwellProduced by | Isaaq Tomkinsfacebook.com/people/The-Better-Craftsmen/100087549311209/instagram.com/thebettercraftsmen/

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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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Contemporary, Music, Multimedia, Social commentary, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Diary VII: The Story of…

Trotting down Memory Lane with feline steps in the wee small hours of the morning with the moon lingering, one of Hong Kong’s most iconic dancers and choreographers and her feline companion tiptoe through the old city. Amid the dim light, her form casts myriad shadows reflecting the social change in the city she loves. Chronicling her stories through agile movement, text, images and sounds, Mui takes us on an intimate autobiographical journey that echoes that of Hong Kong since 1986 when her diary project first began. Now 63, Diary VII is her latest instalment.Created and Performed by | Mui Cheuk YinChoreographed and Directed by | Mui Cheuk YinLighting Designer | Lee Chi WaiSet Designer | Yuen Hon WaiCostume Designer | Kay WongSound Designer | Leung Po Wingtscrew.hkfacebook.com/852DT www.instagram.com/tscrew_hk/

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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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Solo show, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, LGBTQ+, Blues, Alternative - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Solo show, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, LGBTQ+, Blues, Tribute - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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's 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!Written, Created and Performed by | Mr Brake DownSounds and Setup by | Stjernewww.mrbrakedownbooking.wixsite.com/mrbrakedown/doom-and-glitterinstagram.com/mrbrakedown/ Watch Trailer

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Physical theatre, Thriller, Musical theatre, Music, Classic story, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Drag, Steampunk, Cabaret, LGBTQ+, Horror, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Dragenstein: Tales of Terror

Drag king horror master Mr Brake Down invites you to a darkly theatrical storytelling experience set to music, showcasing chilling tales. Filled with dark humour and playful thrills, this non-graphic horror experience is sure to give you goose bumps in all the right places. Every show features different stories to send shivers up your spine, from quirky supernatural comedies to steampunk fairytales, historical terrors and futuristic frights. Brake brings vivid characters to life through drag, theatre and vocal artistry in a queer safe space where you can explore the things that go bump in the night.

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Solo show, Drag, Cabaret and Variety, Vocal, LGBTQ+, Interactive - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Drageoke Wonderland

A karaoke night with a difference, this is a dragged-up game show you won’t want to miss. You can expect stunning vocals from drag king Mr Brake Down and his occasional special guests, but the real stars of the show are the ones we find in the audience along the way! Wonderfully different and wildly unpredictable every night, this inclusive music show will have you swaying along to shower-song favourites and cabaret anthems in an explosion of pure comedic musical joy. Have you got what it takes to snatch the Drageoke crown?

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New writing, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Draining the Swamp

Meet Sir Oswald and Lady Diana Mosley. Discover the private personas behind the Fascist leader and his unorthodox wife, who were both vilified and adored in their lifetimes. Was he the thuggish villain he is portrayed as? Was he deluded, dangerous or visionary? How critical was Diana's supporting role? Draining the Swamp unpicks the intentions behind the dangerous and controversial activities that Mosley led, inviting judgement about his legacy, and raising questions about parallels with contemporary British and American politicians. What is the democratic solution to managing politicians like Mosley today? A provocative new play.Written by | D R HillCastSir Oswald Mosley | Rowland D HillDirected by | David Hillwww.instagram.com/rowlandd.hill2/

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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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Musicals and Opera, Verbatim, Music, Theatre, Historical, Choral - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 mythical stream of natural law.‘One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard… Sublime. A secular hymn for humanity’ (MusicalTalk.com).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 Blackmore www.englishcabaret.co.uk/dreams-of-peace-and-freedomfacebook.com/EnglishCabaretinstagram.com/streamsofnaturallaw/Watch Trailer

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Musicals and Opera, Cabaret, Music, Historical, Jazz, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Echoes of Paris

A carefree young girl escapes to Paris and, mesmerised by the bright lights and smoky jazz bars, she falls in love. Then war breaks out. This intimate exploration of love and loss fuses art, music and jazz, to create an iconic soundscape of the City of Love. Soprano Alaw Grug Evans and pianist Jake Sternberg thread songs through Ollie Khurshid’s heart-felt script. Drawing on a broad musical palette, from Poulenc to Porter, this is a heart-felt musical love letter to Paris.Created and Performed by | Alaw Grug Evans, Jake SternbergWritten and Directed by | Ollie KhurshidSound Design by | Alva OrrLighting Design by | Finley BettsworthLight and Sound Operated by | Ben Sternberginstagram.com/sang.lots.theatre/

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Performance art, Ballet, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Emptiness: Floating Through Molasses

Sometimes emptiness is a limitation that prevents us from feeling other possibilities. It could bring peace or stimulate frustration. This contemporary dance theatre work uses familiar objects like balloons and string, and abstract physicality to look at the empty space between existence and nothingness from all sides. Should one adapt to it? Break it down? Or simply explore. Emptiness is devised and performed by interdisciplinary choreographer Xiaoyi Tong whose work crosses Chinese and Western culture, and dancer Jacob Gale.Performed by | Xiaoyi Tong and Jacob GaleChoreographed by | Xiaoyi Tong and Jacob Galeinstagram.com/tongxiaoyiii/ instagram.com/_jakegale/

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Contemporary, Vocal, Instrumental, International, Music, Acoustic - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 website for listings.www.CtheArts.comfacebook.com/cvenuesinstagram.com/c_venues/

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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, Classical, Music, Dance, Flamenco, Live music - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Flamencodanza

Duo collaboration Flamencodanza started five years ago at the Avignon Festival in France. The contemporary flamenco dance combines strength, elegance and beauty. Elements of Flamenco, with Brazilian music and jazz give the music a variety of colours. They fuse together in a unique way to produce an award-winning show of beauty and inspiration. Presented by Aylin Bayaz, Raul Mannola.Best Dance and Physical Theatre Show (Hollywood Fringe 2022)'An audience favourite' (Hudson Theatre, Hollywood).Performed by | Aylin BayazGuitar by | Raul Mannolafacebook.com/aylinbayazinstagram.com/aylinbayaz/

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Contemporary, New writing, Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Political - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

For Better, For Worse

Small town Scotland, September 2014. It is Diane’s first birthday since the death of her husband and the Independence Referendum is days away. Tempers flare when her adult son and daughter clash over politics. So when Diane drops a bombshell about what she has decided for her own future, family secrets are exposed, and loyalties tested. Emotions running high, they are forced to reassess the past and consider their future together. Can they lay aside their differences for better or for worse before the result is announced? A brand-new comedy drama from talented Scottish creatives.CastDiane | Sheila DuncanNatalie | Nicola Jo CullyMark | Mark O’NeillDirected by | Emma Lynne HarleyCo-directed by | Jill Franklin and Melloney FlinnProduced by | Jane Sunderland and Jill Franklinfacebook.com/PenPalsTheatre instagram.com/penpalproductions

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Contemporary, Circus, Acrobatics, Storytelling, Family, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Forests

A willow tree, fiery acrobatics and dance feature in this highly visual family-friendly show. Forests packs a powerful punch, challenging forestry practices, our over-consumption of timber, the destruction of rainforests, and the displacement of indigenous peoples. Performers climb and manipulate the tree, the acrobatic dance sees them throwing, clambering and trampling one another, whilst ropes entangle and bind, before the tree is finally felled amid an explosion of tree-less origami birds. Forests confronts the systemic racism driving the creation of treeless land, whilst striving to inspire a future of courageous, strong young people.Created and Directed by | Kim WildborneCast | Kim Wildborne, Fleur Hall, Meschach ShadareAssistant Director | Lorna MeehanMusical Composition | Meschach ShadareSet Creation | Juliette Hamilton and Rhys DavisSound Technician | Richard Gillettwww.rogueplay.co.uk/forests/www.facebook.com/rogueplaywww.instagram.com/rogueplayuk/

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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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Contemporary, Comedy, LGBTQ+, Theatre, True-life, Multidisciplinary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Gate Number 5

A half-live, half-virtual interracial lesbian love story between a white European and a black former refugee. Become a passenger on a funny and heartfelt journey from their first date to a loving, cheeky, honest (sometimes too honest) lesbian relationship, told in a mix of film, visual media and live performance. Inspired by true events, prepare to fall in love as they begin their extraordinary, almost too good to be true, love story that leads them through life to Gate Number 5.Written, Created and Performed by | Henriette LaursenDirected by | Rasheka Christie-CarterVisual Effects | Linnea LangfjordPhotography | Hannah Hernø-ToftildCamera Operator | Natasha ZündCast | Henriette Laursen, Naomi Belle, Tino Orsini, Chloe Keenan, Brenna Warren, Ann Elizabeth Biz Lyon Outside Eye | Amalie Gissel Sparrebro instagram.com/henrietteblaursen/

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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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Visual art, Performance art, Classical, Music, Multimedia, Film - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Healing Our Child Within

We all have a broken part of us that longs to belong and be healed. An intimately ruminative, healing musical journey exploring the long-term effects of child neglect. Inspired by the experiences of classically trained multimedia artist and Manchester International Festival Sounds Artist, E-da-nee Ng, Healing Our Child Within transforms true vulnerable childhood stories into a touching and magical experience with accessible animation. The piece also features Chopin Laureate pianist Roksana Dabkowska.Winner of the RNCM Creative Innovators Award.'Music to touch the soul' (Darlington & Stockton Times).Performed by | E-da-nee NG and Roksana DabkowskaAnimated and Storyboarded by | E-da-nee NG, Mathilda Maite Higgins, The Mokumentary, Elisa LottoProduced by | E-da-nee NG, The daring artists‘Not Silence’ based on | Participants of Havoca (Dave ID, Soulstarsun, Embers, Tony Demoncy, My Brain in a Jar, Stephen)Thanks | Dr Miriam Wade, Sarah LeeFunded by | Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester International Festival

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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.concha-vidal.squarespace.comwww.facebook.com/devalicourtwww.instagram.com/conchavidalvalicourt Watch Trailer

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Educational, Literary, Talks and Discussions, Lecture, Historical, Masterclass - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Hiding Behind the Mask: Jesters, Jokers, and Clowns

A masterclass about the hidden meaning behind characters from ancient Greek theatre, commedia dell’arte, film, television and slapstick. From Greek Tragedy and Satyr to Japanese Noh Theatre and Chinese Opera, the world of theatre has discovered a way to hide the realities and truths from themselves and the world around them. Join New York Professor Rosemary George as she takes you on a lecture tour through the joys and sorrows, comedies and tragedies of life through the lens of the theatrical mask. ‘Brilliantly and eloquently written… Thoughtful… Extraordinarily well-researched’ (Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe). ‘Quite unique… Informative and fun’ Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe).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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Thriller, New writing, Classical, Music, Drama, Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

I Believe in One Bach

Ageing violinist Alan Gottlieb has long been content to sit at the back desk of the seconds, coasting his way to retirement. But when an appraisal finds him wanting, he risks losing the one thing that gave his life meaning. He reaches for inspiration from Bach, but when Bach reaches back to him, is this obsession or madness? A dark psychological drama from Two Foolish Productions explores how we find meaning when the world no longer thinks we’re relevant, played out to the sublime music of Bach’s B Minor Mass.Written by | Chris BrannickCast | Karen Kirkup and Chris BrannickDirected by | Karen KirkupAdditional sound design | Chrissie Caulfieldwww.twofoolish.co.uk/shows/i-believe-in-one-bach/facebook.com/twofoolishinstagram.com/twofoolishproductions/

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Musicals and Opera, Live interactive, Fringe favourite, Musical theatre, Cabaret, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

I Heart Musicals

Lily invites you to join her in a world of songs and stories from a century of musical theatre. Sharing her favourites – some familiar, some exciting new discoveries – she takes you on a journey of how they came to be and why she hearts them. Lily has always loved musicals. Growing up in a theatrical family, she has been lucky enough to experience musical magic from both sides of the velvet curtain. In these dark times, she shines a spotlight on the wonder of escapism and makes musicals the star of the show.Selected and sung by | Lily CassonDirected by | Tom Blackmorewww.englishcabaret.co.uk/i-heart-musicals/facebook.com/EnglishCabaretinstagram.com/iheart.musicals/

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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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Solo show, Contemporary, Visual art, Multimedia, Dance, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

In/Outside: Visible Things

There are things that are visible and invisible in this world. The beauty of calligraphy is not only in the visible drawing of lines and dots, but also the blend of other elements such as brushstroke trajectory, brush pressure, and space. Chiharu Kuronuma, who has a perspective on both dance and calligraphy, combines the principles behind both the visible and the invisible with dance theory to express that what is visible is not everything there is – there is beauty in the invisible as well.Choreographed, Produced and Performed by | Chiharu KuronumaMusic by | Tetote, Chiharu KuronumaMix by | Ayumi ‘Ojo’MatsuiTechnical Design Support | Takamasa YamadaProduction Support | Teruki Okamoto, Masahiro SekiyaProduction Manager | Kenji MatsumaePress Assistant | Kenji MatsumaeThanks | Hello1103, Octanorm Japan, Tokyo Velludowww.io-multimediaperformance.com/www.chiharukuronuma.com/instagram com/chiharu.kuronuma.59/

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Musical comedy, Contemporary, New writing, Musical theatre, Theatre, Alternative comedy - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Indoor Kids

Imagine two lonely children who have no one to talk to until the Winds of Fate make them next-door neighbours. What follows is a once-in-a-millennium bond that transcends the bounds of best friendship to become something magical, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable differences. Now, imagine those people are us. Because they are. We’ve spent decades side by side, warring our way through everything from middle school romances to trying to make it big in New York City. A dynamic, two-woman, musical show that at once tells and untells the story we’ve spent our whole lives… telling.Written, Created, and Performed by | JR Atkinson and Noa RosenbergMusic Directed by | Greg Calidonnainstagram.com/indoorkidscomedy/

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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Site-specific, Performance art, Music, Dance, Film, Dance Physical Theatre and Circus - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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 - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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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Solo show, Theatre, Historical, True-life, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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).Written and Performed by | Tayo AlukoDirected by | Amanda HuxtableDesigned by | Emma Williamswww.tayoalukoandfriends.com/jaol/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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Vocal, International, Music, Dance, Pop, World music - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Latin Carnival Sounds

Live the experience of a Latin carnival live onstage with the exotic and powerful singer-songwriter Vivi Guerrero, in her first UK show. Her unique live performances, singing and dancing, have generated a spontaneous connection with audiences all around the world. The free spirit of Vivi G is reflected in her original music: a bold fusion of contemporary electronic pop with traditional ethnic instruments performed by three live musicians. Travel between the indigenous and the cosmopolitan. Feel the Latin rhythm in your heart, feel your body move, and join the party!Composed and Performed by | Vivi GuerreroCharango and Chorus | John PantojaWinds and Percussion | Alberto Ramon Pabonfacebook.com/soyviviguerreroinstagram.com/vivigbaby

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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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Physical theatre, Contemporary, Musicals and Opera, Spectacle, Musical theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Lipote: An Interconnected Journey

A new UV opera-musical told from the roots of trees about the impact of intensive agriculture on forest systems. Inspired by the ongoing problems surrounding deforestation and palm oil monoculture in Borneo, it tells the story of a rainforest as it struggles to find help in the soils around its home, after the root system suffers the effects of a devastating storm. Based on the research of anthropologists, scientists and naturalists into forests and plantations and written in collaboration with UK ecologists this show explores issues that are important and relevant to us all.Written by | Roxanne KordaCast | Dalma Sinka, Clint Lesh, Roxanne KordaComposed by | Oliver FarrowChoreographed by | Jingya PengDesigned by | Wanshu LiBacking track performed by | Oliver Farrow and Roxanne KordaCreated and Produced by | Shaky Crown Collectivewww.shakycrown.com/lipote/facebook.com/shakycrowncollectivesoundcloud.com/oliver-farrow-25464472/lipote-an-interconnected-journey-scene-2webaddress

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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, New writing, LGBTQ+, Drama, Theatre, Social commentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Love is Blue

City trader, Olly, still recovering from the death of his boyfriend, Sam, has a chance encounter with homeless teenager, Aaron. Worlds apart, as they begin to share their experiences, and both the hard-nosed Olly and the reflective Aaron, start to see a way forward. However, serious questions remain. Why does Olly spend night after night drinking so heavily, and what could have made Aaron choose a dangerous, uncertain life on the streets over his comfortable middle class background? Living and breathing in a rainbow of different colours, love doesn't always have to be blue. Or does it?Written by | Don CotterDirector | Prav MJLighting | Richard LambertProduced by | LAMBCO Productionswww.lambcoproductions.co.uk/index.php/love-is-blue/www.facebook.com/lambcoprodswww.tiktok.com/@lambco_productions

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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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Solo show, Comedy, Character comedy, Alternative comedy, True-life, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Mark Pleases You

For his entire life, performer Mark Vigeant did everything he possibly could to make everyone around him happy. The moment he decides to change gears and focus on himself, a freak accident kills him onstage. After being sent directly to hell, Mark is given one chance to convince his 12-year old self not to be a people-pleaser. The only problem? Mark hates that fat stupid idiot. A high-energy, deeply personal, extremely silly exploration of people-pleasing.Written, created, and performed by | Mark VigeantDirected and co-created by | Joanna SimmonsCostume design by | Xuan NguyenThanks | Abigail Lowenthal and David Vieirawww.markvigeant.cominstagram.com/mark_vigeant/

Location C ARTS | C venues | C aquila

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Physical theatre, Spoken word, Solo show, Contemporary, Theatre, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Miedos

Everyday sexism causes insecurities in women. The best conditions offer a sunflower the chance to bloom. But without the sun, they face one other, searching for energy. Without it, they simply die. Like sunflowers, women support each other. This is a monologue that talks about women’s vital transitions in life. Women all grow up to take their role in society without even noticing its constraints. Miedos encourages conversation about situations that are an unfortunate part of daily life but which society accepts as normal, and explores how rules can be broken to live the life we truly desire.Written by | Sandra Bravo and Sabrina SolangeCreated and Produced by | Neko TeatroCast | Sandra Bravo and Alba GallegoDirected by | Alba GallegoLight and Digital Design by | Teresa Foronda and Collettivo L4RSound Design by | Andrés DíezMusic by | Lía and YepesCostume Design by | Me lo dijo PérezEnglish Translation | Anela FernándezBasque Translation | Adrián SaravongPhoto and Video | Canogram and Kamelot ProductionsSound Operator | Goretti Castellanowww.nekoteatro.com/miedosfacebook.com/nekoteatroinstagram.com/nekoteatro/

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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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Spoken word, Classic text, Transcultural, Theatre, Adaptation, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

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.Monologues by | William Shakespeare Adapted and Directed by | Naz YeniThe PlayersHamlet (Hamlet) | Tuana ArayiciJacques (As You Like It) | Zülfü KaplanEdmund (King Lear) | Gözde IșikLady Macbeth (Macbeth) | Gülİstan SarbasLauncelot Gobbo (Merchant of Venice) | Semba TekİnKing Lear (King Lear) | Tuncay AkpinarCaliban (The Tempest) | Seda ÇelİkKatherine (Taming of the Shrew) | Eser RüzgarShylock (Merchant of Venice) | Denİz OkuProspero (The Tempest) | Özlem TașDramaturgy | Stephanie TillotsonMusic | Jan ÇIitakSinging | Hüseyİn ErdoǧanVideo Editor | Asli TokmanPoster Design | Can AksoyImage | Berrin Bugay LawlerProduction Assistant | Bora Bicakiwww.seyyar.company/facebook.com/seyyarcompanyinstagram.com/seyyarcompany/

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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, we wander from one scene to another. We are the Lost Children.www.mooncabaret.com/shows-mrmoon-theatrewww.facebook.com/MrMoonCabaretwww.instagram.com/moon.cabaretwww.soundcloud.com/moon-cabaret Watch Trailer

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New writing, Drama, Theatre, Historical, Political, Storytelling - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Mrs President

Mary Lincoln is grieving. She needs a new image to win the hearts of the American people and silence the envious elite accusing her of treason. Who better for the job than the celebrity photographer who helped her husband win the presidency? But all is not as it appears for the First Lady… Subject and artist battle for creative control over their own narratives as they attempt to capture an iconic image of America’s First Widow. A new play about the power of representation by acclaimed artist, playwright, and historian John Ransom Phillips.Written by | John Ransom PhillipsDirected by | Lily Wolffwww.recroomarts.org/mrs-president

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Contemporary, Satire, Comedy, Absurdist, Theatre, Social commentary - Edinburgh Fringe 2023

My Neighbours Are Kind of Weird?

Meet Livvie, a spoilt influencer-podcaster who, after inviting her seemingly nice (and potentially trendy!) new neighbours round for a drink, finds herself embroiled in a supernatural mission that challenges her everyday complacency and brings her face-to-face with her own frayed psyche. My Neighbours are Kind of Weird? is a high-energy, quick-witted work of absurdism that explores existential angst in the secular, tech-addicted, globally-warmed modern day.Written and Directed by | Panda La TerriereCo-directed and Produced by | Sophie GrahamDesign by | Eliza Podestafacebook.com/curtaintwitchersinstagram.com/curtaintwitcherstheatre/

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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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