ALL EVENTS | 06 August, 2018 Order by: Date / title

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Brush Theatre LLC

Woogie Boogie

BRUSH Theatre, last seen at Summerhall with The Overcoat, are back with another vivid and inventive show for younger audiences. A lonely boy Woogie and his troublemaking pet turtle Boogie experience their first sea adventure. What will happen to them in this beautiful but scary new watery world, and will they return home safely?

_ Time: 10.00 (50 mins)

Antosh Wojcik / Penned in the Margins

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

What happens when memories disappear? Where do they go, and can we get them back? Using just his voice and a Roland TD-4KP electronic drumkit, Antosh Wojcik explores the effects of inherited Alzheimer's on speech, memory and family. Poems become beats become glitches in time in a mesmeric display of live drumming and spoken word.

_ Time: 10.15 (60 mins)

Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company

Backup

North Pole, 4 am. Under a snowstorm powerful enough to wrestle with a sequoia, a used-up van finds its way across the icecap. Three reporters land on the ice as if stepping on the moon for the first time. A bear stares straight at them. The team gets ready...

_ Time: 10.50 (30 mins)

LockedInEdinburgh Escape Game

Locked In Edinburgh: Escape the Distillery

1 group (2-5 players) per game - only 1 ticket required per group

Locked In Edinburgh escape game challenge to solve the mystery of who's plotting against the distillery. Play as a team and puzzle your way out, while saving the gin in the process! Summerhall's previously sold out escape show.

_ Time: 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 19.00 (75 mins)

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd

Sticks and Stones

In an age when technology multiplies every mistake, can we find a way to understand each other? A razor-sharp satire about the search for a sure footing in an uncertain world from BAFTA-nominated Vinay Patel.

_ Time: 11.30, 14.30 (70 mins)

ACE-Production in association with From Start to Finnish

All the Lights Are On

A fearless play about the limits of hope and the consolations of reality, from Finland’s youngest and most irrepressibly talented new playwright

_ Time: 11.40 (60 mins)

Nina’s Drag Queens

Alma, a Human Voice

The Italian company Nina's Drag Queens explores drag queen aesthetics, blending songs, film extracts and lip-syncing with theatre, live acting and choreography.

_ Time: 11.50 (60 mins)

Darkfield

FLIGHT

Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to direct your attention to the on-board safety demonstration and ask that you give us your full attention. In the unlikely event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure alternative scenarios will be provided. Next of kin will be provided. Additional desserts will be provided. An extra pillow. Trumpets and gongs. Neither Heaven nor Hell is assured. We’re not responsible for your final destination.

_ Time: 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00, 21.30 (30 mins)

Natalie Wearden

Performer:Maker

This event is free and unticketed.

Performer:Maker was originally produced to consider the fetishisation of the artist as a labourer; overworked and underpaid. The piece will exist both as performance and sculpture. It is a physical artwork activated by performance, and lives on even once the performance has ended.

_ Time: 13.00 (60 mins)

InSite and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production

Blackthorn by Charley Miles

The only two children born in a North Yorkshire village for a generation cannot imagine ever being apart, but as their lives shift, so too do the ties that bind them. Charley Miles’ outstanding debut play Blackthorn explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

_ Time: 13.05 (60 mins)

Futures Theatre

Never Vera Blue

Written in response to conversations with survivors of domestic violence and abuse, Never Vera Blue is a disorientating story of one woman’s journey to recover who she is.  From the city to the Kent coast, from a war-torn land to the pit of the stomach, Alexandra Wood’s new play explores just what it means to be made to doubt yourself and how to regain a sense of identity.

_ Time: 13.05 (70 mins)

Tin Can People

Katie & Pip

Katie & Pip celebrates the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old Type 1 Diabetic girl and Pip, her five-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily basis.

_ Time: 13.20 (60 mins)

Katy Dye

Baby Face

In this brave and outlandish performance a grown woman attempts to be your baby to discover if innocence really is as sexy as we’re told it is.

_ Time: 13.30 (50 mins)

Summerhall Distillery

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

Take a gin jolly with Pickering's Gin in their home at Summerhall Distillery. With a G&T in hand, discover how the former kennels of the Royal (Dick) Vet School came to be Edinburgh's first exclusive gin distillery in 150 years and Visit Scotland's best visitor attraction in Edinburgh.

_ Time: 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 (60 mins)

Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self acceptance at its core. Family-friendly glamour and glitz takes centre stage as critically acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell in his first work for children, a classic tale of identity and belonging.

_ Time: 14.00 (40 mins)

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd

Island Town

Kate, Sam and Pete are stuck. The town they live in doesn’t have much going on. But they don’t really care about that when they’ve got cheap cider and their whole lives ahead of them. And they’re going to break away anyway.

_ Time: 11.30, 14.30 (70 mins)

Ruth E Cockburn

Ruth Cockburn – Love Letters from Blackpool

Love Letters from Blackpool, a comedy theatre piece about love and Blackpool, originally commissioned by The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester and subsequently nominated for Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival and Best Comedy Show at Greater Manchester Fringe, uses found love letters, original songs, poetry and audience interaction to answer the questions... What is love?

_ Time: 14.40 (60 mins)

Lisa Richards

The Egg Is A Lonely Hunter

The Egg is a Lonely Hunter is a dark, comedic odyssey about beached whales, black holes and the redeeming power of eggs.

_ Time: 14.45 (55 mins)

Actors Touring Company; Translator Purni Morell, Director Alice Malin.

Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure

Big Aftermath explores how lives can turn on a word and the allure of the self-destruct button. Comedy and tragedy collide in a play about what happens when one person wants to go and the other wants them to stay.

_ Time: 14.50 (60 mins)

The Flanagan Collective & Gobbledigook Theatre

Orpheus

A modern telling of an ancient myth, woven from hair-raising spoken word and soaring soul music. A tale of side streets, dive bars and ancient gods.  A story of death defying love from the creators of Fable and Beulah. Winner of the VAULT Festival Summerhall Award and Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award.

_ Time: 14.50 (70 mins)

People Show

The Last Straw

People Show are the UK’s oldest experimental theatre collective. Defying definition and constantly pushing the boundaries of live performance, the company continues to explore the world around us. Each show has been numbered. This is People Show 130.

_ Time: 15.00 (55 mins)

LUNG and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. Adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government's inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre-company LUNG investigate what really happened.

_ Time: 15.15 (70 mins)

Sherman Theatre

Tremor

Tremor is a play about now. It’s about how we choose to see things and live our lives in a world riven with anxiety and division.

_ Time: 16.05 (60 mins)

New Room Theatre

Blackout

Blackout is the honest, brutal, uplifting and darkly comic story of alcoholics, and ultimately of their hope in recovery.

_ Time: 16.20 (60 mins)

Willy Hudson

Bottom

Join Willy for a queer coming-of-age remix, as he questions if ‘bottom’ in the bedroom means ‘bottom’ in life - and whether Beyoncé can help put his love on top.

_ Time: 16.25 (50 mins)

New Perspectives Theatre Company

A Fortunate Man

This striking mixed media performance takes the pulse of GP practice then and now, continuing the conversation in the 70th year of the NHS.     

_ Time: 16.30 (60 mins)

A Hijinx production in association with Spymonkey

The Flop

Paris. 1650ish. Impotence is illegal. When a member of the aristocracy is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. But can a cast of total idiots save a show about a flop... from being one?

_ Time: 16.55 (60 mins)

Knaïve Theatre

War With the Newts

Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism. Deep in Summerhall’s basement, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact. Global risk and technological revolution come together in this immersive experience from internationally award-winning Knaive Theatre with surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall.

_ Time: 17.00, 20.15 (75 mins)

Teatteri Metamorfoosi in association with From Start to Finnish

The Sauna

In Finnish tradition, the sauna is a solemn place; a scene of cleansing, contemplation, birth and death. According to myth every sauna had its own spirit, whom visitors should care for and respect. The Sauna is a speechless mask and object theatre performance accompanied with live sound effects and original music.

_ Time: 17.25 (50 mins)

Most Wanted, Offstage Theatre, Soho Theatre, W14 Productions, Alastair Michael

The Political History of Smack and Crack

The night of the Manchester uprising. That night should change everything. Drawing on his own personal experience, Ed Edwards’ script crackles with anger, humour and authenticity as he chronicles the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism.

_ Time: 17.30 (60 mins)

Malaprop Theatre

Everything Not Saved

The team behind last year's five-star double-bill, Love+ and BlackCatfishMusketeer, is back. This one's for anyone who wants to be tickled, provoked, or has a brain and has ever worried about what it's not telling them.

_ Time: 17.50 (60 mins)

Zanetti Productions

The Basement Tapes

Following her grandmother’s death, a girl faces the overwhelming task of clearing out the basement. She discovers a series of mysterious tape recordings made by her grandmother. As she hears these tapes for the first time, things start to unravel...

_ Time: 18.30 (60 mins)

Samira Elagoz in association with From Start to Finnish

Cock, Cock... Who's There?

Cock, Cock… Who’s There is confrontational, unrestrainedly funny, deeply touching and formally simply virtuoso. Elagoz explores desire, the power of femininity and the male gaze in a world in which the virtual and the real are inextricably intertwined.

_ Time: 18.45 (65 mins)

Dirty Protest

Sugar Baby by Alan Harris

Being a small-time drug dealer in Cardiff is tough. Marc avoids his mum, disguises his cannabis plants with fake tomatoes at the allotment, and now has to bail his old man out of £6,000 owed to local loan shark Oggy.

_ Time: 18.55 (60 mins)

Boaz Barkan

May I Speak About Dance?

A dancer dances, while another explains. A quirky performance-lecture about the problems of dance and meaning, referencing iconic figures in contemporary dance such as Yvonne Rainer, Tatsumi Hijikata and Jérȏme Bel, and getting tangled in non-dance, Butoh and somatic practice.

_ Time: 19.20 (50 mins)

Molly Taylor

Extinguished Things

Vivid and lyrical, Extinguished Things is a captivating exploration of what it means to spend your life with someone, and the nature of what you leave behind.

_ Time: 19.25 (60 mins)

Nick Cassenbaum

My Kind of Michael

Ever since he was a kid Nick has loved Michael Barrymore. In this heartfelt and playful tribute, Nick invites you to examine the turbulent relationship between showman and spectator.

_ Time: 19.30 (60 mins)

Nutshell

Handfast

The boiler's broken, the owl with the rings is missing, the celebrant's late and the band haven't turned up. Can Mona and Geoff still tie the knot and live happily ever after? This is a wedding you won't forget. An unmissable evening of ink-black comedy and brilliant performances.

_ Time: 19.40 (90 mins)

Jim Harbourne

The Myth of the Singular Moment

With every choice we create a new universe. I make it, I don’t make it, I make it, I don’t. Two musician-performers take us on a fantastical journey that links four characters in interconnecting stories across the Multiverse.

_ Time: 19.45 (60 mins)

Chris Thorpe, Rachel Chavkin, China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz

Status

We all have a nationality.

Or almost all of us.

Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his anymore. About running away from the national story you're given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you try to give it up.

Springing from globe-spanning conversations about nationality, Status is a journey of attempted escape – with songs.

_ Time: 19.55 (80 mins)

By Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair. A Francesca Moody Production

Square Go

Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo. But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first.

_ Time: 20.20 (60 mins)

One Inch Badge and Synergy Concerts Presents

Goblin perform Suspiria

The Italian Horror Soundtrack maestro Claudio Simonetti and his band Goblin return to the UK to perform their classic scores live to screenings of the famous films SUSPIRIA and DAWN OF THE DEAD in celebration of their 40th Anniversaries.

_ Time: 17.30, 20.50 (130 mins)

Last Tapes Theatre Company

Valerie

Named stand-out cabaret of the year by the NZ Herald, Valerie is an inter-generational, interdisciplinary and interrupting piece of theatre reaching into the guts of family mythologies. Music, genetics, and storytelling combine to unravel one family's history. A love letter from grandson to grandmother, this celebration of resilience is gig-theatre at its finest.

_ Time: 21.15 (65 mins)

Dumbworld

Drive-By Shooting

This is a standing event that takes place outside.

Drive-by Shooting is a video and sound installation that blends opera, street art and animation. It appears as a stencil style animation on city walls with sound transmitted to wireless headphones. Created by John McIlduff and Brian Irvine. Featuring Doreen Curran, Sylvia O'Brien and the RTE Concert Orchestra.

_ Time: 21.30, 21.45, 22.00, 22.15, 22.30, 22.45, 23.00, 23.15, 23.30 (15 mins)

Middle Child

One Life Stand

When we can have sex whenever we want, with whomever we want, why settle for a normal relationship? With the promise of fresh excitement just a swipe away, is Kat’s long-term lover her lifelong dream?

_ Time: 21.45 (70 mins)

Love Is the Drug

Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl

Step into this unassuming Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where twisted storytelling and spectacular circus skills are shaken and stirred, with one part dark comedy, one part serenity and three parts hostility, hilarity and honesty.

_ Time: 21.55 (70 mins)