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Fri 06 Aug 2021 - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Paper Doll Militia

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Online

Does instant connectivity help our attempts to make meaningful relationships with our surroundings and our fellow humans? Or does it reinforce feelings of isolation and inadequacy as we reflect upon and react to connections made and lost? A dynamic exploration of the ways in which modern methods of communications affect us all, using dance, physicality, aerial acrobatics, tight-wire walking and original music. A modern love story set in our digitally connected world. Distanced by a world of wires, two lost individuals work on finding each other, but in doing so must first find themselves.

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Fri 06 Aug 2021 - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Amina Khayyam Dance Company

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Online

Catch the Bird Who Won’t Fly is a digital dance-theatre piece made during the Covid lockdowns by working remotely with artists to bring attention to the devastating reality of a crime, which increased during lockdown and is often shrouded in secrecy – domestic violence against women. Using animation and green screen technology, four individual stories are told through Kathak dance from real-life experiences that were researched with the company’s network of women’s group users.

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Fri 06 Aug 2021 - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Deaf & Fabulous/Taking Flight co-production with Theatrau Sir Gar/Welfare Ystradgynlais

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Online

Lissa is defensive, deaf and failing university – the last thing she needs right now is to fall in love. Siôn is a wide-eyed Pontardawe boy with rock-star dreams, desperately in love and about to have his heart broken. And Josh… Josh just wants to beat the end of level Boss. With humour, honesty and a lot of breakdowns in communication, Fow asks us how we fall in love when we don’t hear each other and finds there is always a way if you just look hard enough. A heart-warming love story told in different languages.

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Fri 06 Aug 2021 - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Simon Thacker

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Online

Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision for the art of solo guitar. In Pashyanti [Sanskrit: the junction point between the ordinary waking state and pure consciousness] Simon explores every facet of the instrument, from ‘shimmering, fluttering delicacy’ (List) and ‘shifting rhythmic complexity’ (Songlines), to ‘primal, multi-layered sounds’ (Caleidoscope). ‘Punjabi folk song, flamenco and Sephardic music, Sanskrit alchemy and Gaelic folklore… they all seem grist to the mill for Simon Thacker’ (Scotsman). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Fri 06 Aug 2021

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre Company

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Secret Courtyard

A 1970’s caravan is the stage for outdoor performances, letting the audience escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same. Visual Theatre incorporating puppetry, object, and physical theatre with live soundscapes to get lost in, no dialogue. ‘Swallow the Sea’s shows take delicate steps into the imagination’ (Guardian). ‘Perfectly pitched’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre offer a real Fringe experience – amusing, slightly bizarre and definitely memorable’ **** (BroadwayWorld.com). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Fri 06 Aug 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thaddeus Phillips

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Online Live

The international live yet remote online sensation, ZOO MOTEL, comes to Summerhall’s 2021 digital fringe programme. Limited to only 25 audience participants nightly, who check into virtual “rooms”, ZOO MOTEL is a wild exploration of live theatre and the magic of cinema. ZOO MOTEL opened up in September of 2020 and has since become the longest running live theatre work on earth. The live transmission comes directly from the studio of theatre director, designer and performer Thaddeus Phillips, who performs this work as a live interactive movie.

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Fri 06 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Darkfield

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Online

Knot is a trilogy, a three-part immersive audio experience unfolding in three different locations – for the first episode audiences will situate themselves on a park bench, for the second in a car, and for the third in a room of their home. Three intersecting, interwoven episodes revolve around a traumatic event and question how inevitable anything is. You will need to experience all three for the story to be complete. To access the experience you will need a phone, the Darkfield Radio app, tickets and headphones.

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Fri 06 Aug 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thaddeus Phillips

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Online Live

The international live yet remote online sensation, ZOO MOTEL, comes to Summerhall’s 2021 digital fringe programme. Limited to only 25 audience participants nightly, who check into virtual “rooms”, ZOO MOTEL is a wild exploration of live theatre and the magic of cinema. ZOO MOTEL opened up in September of 2020 and has since become the longest running live theatre work on earth. The live transmission comes directly from the studio of theatre director, designer and performer Thaddeus Phillips, who performs this work as a live interactive movie.

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Sat 07 Aug 2021

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre Company

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Secret Courtyard

A 1970’s caravan is the stage for outdoor performances, letting the audience escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same. Visual Theatre incorporating puppetry, object, and physical theatre with live soundscapes to get lost in, no dialogue. ‘Swallow the Sea’s shows take delicate steps into the imagination’ (Guardian). ‘Perfectly pitched’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre offer a real Fringe experience – amusing, slightly bizarre and definitely memorable’ **** (BroadwayWorld.com). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Sat 07 Aug 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thaddeus Phillips

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Online Live

The international live yet remote online sensation, ZOO MOTEL, comes to Summerhall’s 2021 digital fringe programme. Limited to only 25 audience participants nightly, who check into virtual “rooms”, ZOO MOTEL is a wild exploration of live theatre and the magic of cinema. ZOO MOTEL opened up in September of 2020 and has since become the longest running live theatre work on earth. The live transmission comes directly from the studio of theatre director, designer and performer Thaddeus Phillips, who performs this work as a live interactive movie.

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Sat 07 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Darkfield

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Online

Knot is a trilogy, a three-part immersive audio experience unfolding in three different locations – for the first episode audiences will situate themselves on a park bench, for the second in a car, and for the third in a room of their home. Three intersecting, interwoven episodes revolve around a traumatic event and question how inevitable anything is. You will need to experience all three for the story to be complete. To access the experience you will need a phone, the Darkfield Radio app, tickets and headphones.

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Sat 07 Aug 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thaddeus Phillips

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Online Live

The international live yet remote online sensation, ZOO MOTEL, comes to Summerhall’s 2021 digital fringe programme. Limited to only 25 audience participants nightly, who check into virtual “rooms”, ZOO MOTEL is a wild exploration of live theatre and the magic of cinema. ZOO MOTEL opened up in September of 2020 and has since become the longest running live theatre work on earth. The live transmission comes directly from the studio of theatre director, designer and performer Thaddeus Phillips, who performs this work as a live interactive movie.

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Sun 08 Aug 2021

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre Company

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Secret Courtyard

A 1970’s caravan is the stage for outdoor performances, letting the audience escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same. Visual Theatre incorporating puppetry, object, and physical theatre with live soundscapes to get lost in, no dialogue. ‘Swallow the Sea’s shows take delicate steps into the imagination’ (Guardian). ‘Perfectly pitched’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre offer a real Fringe experience – amusing, slightly bizarre and definitely memorable’ **** (BroadwayWorld.com). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Sun 08 Aug 2021 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Room2Manoeuvre

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Secret Courtyard

City Breakz is an outdoor pop-up hip-hop performance trail taking over unexpected places in city and town landscapes, where anything can become a dancefloor. Four dancers – each armed with a patch of linoleum and sound system – journey through urban environments, throwing shapes as they navigate the uneven surfaces and gradients of the city. Will they find each other in time for the final showdown? It’s hip-hop… but not as you know it. Funded by Creative Scotland Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance. Supported by: The Workroom, Merchant City Festival, The Brunton, Summerhall and Tramway Residency Programme.

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Sun 08 Aug 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thaddeus Phillips

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Online Live

The international live yet remote online sensation, ZOO MOTEL, comes to Summerhall’s 2021 digital fringe programme. Limited to only 25 audience participants nightly, who check into virtual “rooms”, ZOO MOTEL is a wild exploration of live theatre and the magic of cinema. ZOO MOTEL opened up in September of 2020 and has since become the longest running live theatre work on earth. The live transmission comes directly from the studio of theatre director, designer and performer Thaddeus Phillips, who performs this work as a live interactive movie.