£5 Previews on August 1st @ Summerhall


Enjoy many of our excellent shows for only £5 on August 1st.

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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)

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Raw Material Arts Ltd In association with The Beacon

AFTER THE CUTS

Produced by Raw Material, in association with the Beacon Arts Centre. A dark comedy by Gary McNair, directed by Beth Morton. It’s the future; just like now, but a bit more… well, shitey.

 Time: 12.00 (60 mins)

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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)

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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)

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Katy Dye

BABY FACE

Captioned performance on 14 Aug. Please contact the Fringe access office on accessbookings@edfringe.com to book a captioning unit.

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)

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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)
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New Room Theatre

BLACKOUT

BSL performance on 10 Aug.

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

_ Time: 16.20 (60 mins)
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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)
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Novasound and Belle Jones

CLOSED DOORS

Inspired by the reality of a multicultural neighbourhood in Glasgow, Closed Doors refuses to recognise genre boundaries as it tackles questions of identity, heritage, community and isolation with rigour and heart.

Time: 19.45 (60 mins)

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Paper Doll Militia

EGG

Egg is a powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from acclaimed circus theatre company Paper Doll Militia, a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice.

Time: 18.15 (60 mins)

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Arthur Meek, co-produced with Magnetic North

EREWHON

This delightful neo-historical head-scratcher playfully welds future, past and present into a glittering bracelet of time.

_ Time: 13.25 (60 mins)
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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)

 

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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)

 

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Two Destination Language

FALLEN FRUIT

In Fallen Fruit, as the Berlin Wall splits open in 1989, a girl looks forward to life beyond communism, a couple unravels, and 80s TV permeates everything. In 2019, Britain leaves the EU while Europe celebrates 30 years since the end of the Cold War.

_ Time: 11.25 (60 mins)
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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)
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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)

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Carys Eleri and Wales Millennium Centre

LOVECRAFT (NOT THE SEX SHOP IN CARDIFF)

Vivacious and hilarious, BAFTA Cymru nominee Carys brings her extensive research, along with buckets of Welsh charm (and oxytocin) to Summerhall in this intelligent and highly entertaining show.

_ Time: 21.00 (60 mins)

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James Ley

LOVE SONG TO LAVENDER MENACE

BSL performance on 15 Aug.

After a sell-out run at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, nostalgic bookseller Lewis and party-boy Glen are back in this hit gay romantic comedy set in 1980s Edinburgh. Love Song to Lavender Menace is a funny, celebratory play about the radical, lesbian, gay and feminist bookshop which began in the cloakroom of Scotland’s first gay nightclub and became the beating heart of Edinburgh’s LGBT+ community.

_ Time: 12.55 (75 mins)
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Fishamble: The New Play Company. Supported by Culture Ireland

MAZ AND BRICKS BY EVA O’CONNOR

Triple Fringe First and Olivier Award-winning Fishamble’s Maz and Bricks tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter.

_ Time: 17.55 (80 mins)
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A Prime Cut and Pan Narrans Co-production.

MY LEFT NUT

The true, touching and hilarious story of a Belfast boy growing up with no father to guide him through, and a giant ball to weigh him down.

_ Time: 13.15 (55 mins)
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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.

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Aurora Nova presents Volker Gerling

PORTRAITS IN MOTION

A flipbook might look like an ordinary but unusually shaped book, but appearances can be deceptive. Open it, flip its pages and you’ll see a miniature movie. In Germany, home of Volker Gerling, the word for flipbook is Daumenkino – literally thumb-cinema.

_ Time: 16.15 (75 mins)
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Elbow Room

PREHISTORIC

Prehistoric offers an iconoclastic and hilarious take on the pivotal ‘punk moment’ that still echoes today. Winner of Best Performance award – Melbourne Fringe Festival.

_ Time: 21.15 (75 mins)
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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)
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Our Theatre

TAIWAN SEASON: THE DELUSION OF HOME

The Delusion of Home is a strong and original documentary-style depiction of everyday life in the Chiayi area of southern Taiwan, refracted through one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.

_ Time: 15.55 (50 mins)
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Sun Son Theatre

TAIWAN SEASON: ONCE UPON A DAYDREAM

Sun Son Theatre return to Summerhall after the success of Heart of Darkness in 2017, welcoming you to a light-hearted world of live action and hand-crafted animation.

_ Time: 14.40 (45 mins)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Sean Mahoney

UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL

Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds, Until You Hear That Bell is a story about ten years of amateur boxing and a changing relationship between father and son. Sean Mahoney is a spoken word writer and performer; this is his first solo show.

_ Time: 20.55 (60 mins)
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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)
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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)
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Grassmarket Projects

WHERE IT HURTS

A group of Edinburgh residents, carers and health professionals examine their experiences of seeking and giving care in the NHS. Grassmarket Projects return to Summerhall after the successes of Doubting Thomas and Doglife with another politically charged true life drama directed by six time Fringe First winner Jeremy Weller.

_ Time: 20.30 (90 mins)
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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)