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Summerhall Festival 2016: A Day of French New Writing
Summerhall is pleased to announce that tomorrow, the 22nd of August, for one day only, we will premiere three new French plays that have been translated into English as part of Cross Channel Theatre Initiative. Led by the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, supported by the SACD, and in collaboration with IPR ltd, Cross-Channel Theatre aims
Summerhall Festival 2016: Three more Fringe Firsts for Summerhall
Another three Summerhall shows have been awarded Fringe Firsts. Jenna Watt’s Faslane, Two Man Show by Rash Dash and Us/Them by Bronks were all awarded The Scotsman’s prize for new writing in the second week of the Fringe. The paper’s chief critic Joyce McMillan told The Stage, the award winners were “a really interesting mix of completely new
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NEHH Presents...Orkestra Del Sol - Tonight!
We’re really pleased to have our friends, Orkestra Del Sol playing in The Dissection Room tonight as part of Nothing Ever Happens Here. Formed ten years ago, and showing no signs of slowing down, their particular brand of ‘honkstep’ has been heard and celebrated on dance floors across the world. If you like big, sexy
Summerhall Festival 2016: Fringe First Awards Announced
Summerhall are delighted to announce that three of our shows at this year’s festival have been awarded Fringe Firsts by the critics of the Scotsman. The prize for new writing was presented to Counting Sheep by the Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Heads Up by Kieran Hurley and World Without Us by Ontroerend Goed. Summerhall’s Director, Robert
Summerhall Festival 2016: A Quick Review Roundup
The stars have come out and it’s only the first week of the Fringe! We’ve been really happy with the reviews we’ve had come in so far, and below is a quick roundup of just some of the press coverage that we’ve received so far. An early favourite with the critics, was the school hostage
Summerhall Festival 2016: The Previews Have Begun
After all of our behind-the-scenes preparation, and days of transforming Summerhall, our crews have downed their tools, put on their new Summerhall uniforms and flung open the doors to a new audience for this year. While the Fringe doesn’t officially start until the 5th, a number of the shows on our Festival programme actually started
Summerhall Festival 2016 – It’s Time for the Get In
It’s the first of August, and all through Summerhall, construction, as the sign says, is everywhere. The old vet school is filled with the sound of furious hammering, eager sawing and the smell of fresh paint as we get ready for the official start of this year’s festival in just two days away, On top
Summerhall Festival 2016 - family shows
With our spacious and accessible café, bright courtyard area and Zoom Club events throughout the week, Summerhall is already a destination venue for families across the local area. As ever, our Fringe programme will include plenty of shows for children and young people that are equally enjoyable for grown-ups. Sure to be as talked-about as
Verity Leigh introduces Summerhall's Edinburgh Fringe 2016
Summerhall’s 2016 festival programme, a feast of theatre, performance, dance, visual art and music for audiences of all ages, is on sale now via the Edinburgh Fringe box office.
Summerhall NEHH Festival 2016
Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here series is a year-round showcase of diverse and boundary-pushing contemporary music from across the world, and this year it will once again be one of the essential platforms for live music in Edinburgh during the festival month of August.
Summerhall Made in Scotland 2016
Following the announcement of the Made in Scotland 2016 programme for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Summerhall is once more pleased to welcome a number of the shows in the strand to our venue throughout August. A partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music
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