ALL EVENTS | 20 August, 2018 Order by: Date / title

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

BBC

BBC Pop-Up Radio Drama Studio at Summerhall

More events to be announced.

The BBC is creating an intimate live pop up radio studio at Summerhall. Eight fresh audio plays from leading writers are being recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3. PLAYS: 8th - Of a Lifetime, by Lulu Raczka / 9th - Death of a Matriarch, by Tanika Gupta / 11th - 1962, by Peter Flannery / 14th - The Reality Tunnel, by Karen Laws / 16th - Sam's Secret Orchestra, by Jeremy Raison / 18th - After Fear, by Oliver Emanuel / 21st - The Blackwood, by Jacob Polley / 23rd - Three Letters, written & performed by Nell Leyshon / 25th - Turbulence, by Eileen Horne.

_ Time: 17.00 (90 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)

Sh!t Theatre and Show And Tell

DollyWould

Oh look, the multi award-winning duo Sh!t Theatre return with their 100% sell-out show from 2017. It's about Dolly Parton and we still f*cking love her.

_ Time: 18.25 (60 mins)

Boundless Theatre and Script Club

Drip

A one-man musical comedy by award-winning duo Tom Wells (words) and Matthew Robins (music) fresh from a sell-out tour.

_ Time: 18.55 (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)

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)

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)

Middle Child

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

Meet Leah and Chris: raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief that one day they would be as special as their parents promised. But what happens when those dreams don’t become reality?

_ Time: 23.30 (75 mins)