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Final Fringe Review Roundup (Warning: May Contain Stars)
It may have been the final week of Fringe 2015, but Summerhall shows have remained just as popular with the press, bringing in all of these great reviews: Cinema ★★★★ The List Ndebele Funeral ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ The Public Reviews I’m Not Here Right Now ★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide The Voice Thief ★★★★
Edinburgh Total Theatre Awards 2015 Recognise Two Summerhall Companies
Two Summerhall companies, Sue MacLaine and Nadia Nadarajah’s Can I Start Again Please, and Portraits in Motion by Volker Gerling in association with Aurora Nova, have been recognised in The Total Theatre Awards, which took place Friday 28 August. The two companies won the award in the category for innovation, experimentation and playing with form.
Final Fringe Firsts Make Fantastic Finale For Summerhall
The Scotsman have announced the final set of Fringe First Award winners and, once again, two Summerhall shows will be heading to the World Famous Spiegeltent in St Andrew’s Square to pick up their much deserved awards. Congratulations to Luke Wright and Sachli Ghjolamalizad for winning these prestigious awards with their shows What I Learned
Smash It Up Shortlisted for Amnesty International Award
Amnesty International has chosen seven outstanding Edinburgh Festival Fringe productions for the shortlist of its 2015 Freedom of Expression Award. The Award, given annually to an outstanding Fringe production with a strong human rights message, has celebrated more than a decade of excellence in theatre in Edinburgh. The winner will be announced at a ceremony
A Galaxy of Stars in Summerhall's Second Week
We think that all of our shows are great! Don’t just take our word for it though; have a look at the great reviews we’ve had this week and book your tickets for this weekend. Women’s Hour ★★★★★ Ed Festival Magazine / Three Weeks Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ The Herald / The
Fringe Firsts and Fest Features - It Must Be Friday!
The Friday of the second full week of Fringe 2015 has brought yet more reasons to celebrate at Summerhall, with another two of our shows receiving The Scotsman Fringe First Award. This weeks deserving recipients are Grid Iron for their show Light Boxes and Theater aan Zee who have brought The Great Downhill Journey of
The Kids Have Spoken! Voice Thief Wins Primary Times Award
Summerhall’s programme has something for everyone this year. Not only have ten of our shows been shortlisted for the Total Theatre Awards, it can now be announced that this year’s Primary Times Children’s Choice Award goes to Catherine Wheels’ mysterious promenade production of The Voice Thief which was held in the transformed basement of Summerhall.
Swathe of Summerhall Shows Shortlisted For Total Theatre Awards
Summerhall’s 2015 Fringe programme has a whopping ten shows shortlisted for this year’s Total Theatre Awards, managing to be represented in every category including the new dance category. Since 1997, the Total Theatre Awards have been recognising innovative and artist-led performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. From the shortlist announced today, a total of seven
Second Weekend Review Roundup
Summerhall is having a fantastic Fringe so far. Over the weekend (15th-16th August) we had 53 pieces of press for Summerhall shows from a variety of publications. Here are some highlights: – Mitch’s Movie Pitches received its first four star review from The Scotsman – Women’s Hour, The Paper Play, Light Boxes, Portraits in Motion
Friday at Summerhall: Fringe Firsts and Front Pages
Friday 14th August is turning out to be a big day for Summerhall, with two shows winning The Scotsman’s Fringe First award and another being featured on the front pages of The Scotsman and its festival pullout. The Scotsman’s Fringe First awards are the longest-running and most prestigious theatre awards at the festival, and are
A plethora of reviews for Summerhall shows by Total Theatre
Total Theatre Magazine have written some fantastic reviews about many of the shows in our programme. Click on the quotes to read them in full and don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance so as to avoid disappointment. The Voice Thief: “another theatrical triumph from the ever-excellent Catherine Wheels” I Gave Him An Orchid:
New Shows and New Stars
The first full week of Fringe 2015 at Summerhall means the first performances for two of our shows Antiwords and To. Space. We have new stars on the stage and new stars on our near-overflowing review wall, including these ones listed below: ★★★★★ Polyphony – The List ★★★★★ Every Brilliant Thing – The Public Reviews
First weekend of the Fringe brings a flood of Reviews for Summerhall Shows
Fringe 2015 is officially only two days old; but the quality on offer at Summerhall has already been recognized by a number of critics, with the first five star reviews being awarded to two shows, Can I Start Again Please and Ndebele Funeral. ★★★★★ Ndebele Funeral – Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★ Can I Start Again Please
First Fringe Reviews Fantastic Four Stars
The first of the reviews are coming in for the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe and Summerhall shows have started off in fine form with 4* for The Tap Dancing Mermaid and The Voice Thief from The List and Broadway Baby respectively. Kelly Apter said “If you drew up a checklist of all the things a good
Recent press coverage for Summerhall's 2015 festival programme
"You could spend the entire three weeks at Summerhall and never be bored for a second."
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, what to see and where to go
Summerhall, Edinburgh's year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 Festival Programme
Summerhall, Edinburgh’s year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 Festival Programme
From climate change, humanitarian aid, terrorism, the worldwide crisis of modern poverty to TED talks, drag and award winning theatre; visual art as healer, storyteller, vehicle for change, this year’s Summerhall programme brings a mix of true tales and worlds reimagined. Tickets on sale at summerhall.co.uk 00.01 Thursday 4 June
Nothing Ever Happens Here… at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015!
Nothing Ever Happens Here is the name of Summerhall’s year round music programme, which this August takes in a mix of the truly international, the venerable Sun Kil Moon and Sun Ra Arkestra, to the uniquely home grown, Supermoon from the Edinburgh based songbytoad label, as part of the Pale imitation festival, and We Were
Summerhall Fringe Programme 2015!
Summerhall, Edinburgh’s year round multi–arts venue, is proud to announce its 2015 festival programme bursting at the seams with quality international theatre, dance, music and visual arts running throughout the whole of August. This year’s programme underlines Summerhall’s relationship with its artists and collaborators, sharing aspirations for change and shaping the future through the visual
THE PLACE at Summerhall, Fringe 2015
THE PLACE presents LOST DOG’S PARADISE LOST IGOR AND MORENO’S IDIOT-SYNCRASY VERA TUSSING PROJECTS’ T-DANCE This year, The Place will present three productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time, alongside supporting Total Theatre with a new award for dance. The three shows, to be performed at Summerhall, are an extension of The