Tue 24 Mar 2020

A ONE WOMAN RAP MUSICAL BY RACHAEL MCGILL, PERFORMED BY HANNAH WALKER

(CANCELLED) Dawn

16:00 - 17:00 & 19:00 - 20:00

Original music by Calum Howard & directed by Ruth Mary Johnson Dawn is a hairdresser who likes to rap. Her life changes after an encounter with a trafficked Vietnamese teenager and the discovery of a mysterious... [more]

This event has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sun 15 Mar 2020

Anatomy Arts

(CANCELLED) Anatominis Early Years Cabaret!

11:00 - 12:00

Please see Anatomy Arts' statement on their reasoning behind cancelling the event at this link. Anatomy's special Sunday matinee for 0-5s (and everybody else) is back! We've curated a weird and wonderful line-up of... [more]

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Sat 08 Feb 2020

After Metamorphosis

15:30 - 17:00

Company: Lewis Sherlock & Ali Maloney When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect… A choreography of movement, words, and visuals... [more]

Fri 07 Feb 2020 - Sat 08 Feb 2020

Open The Owl

21:00 (both days), 17:00 (8th Feb)

Company: Lutkovno Gledališče Ljubljana / Centre Dramatique National D'Alsace Supporting company: Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Culture, City of Ljubljana A man is given the chance to gain all the worldly... [more]

Thu 06 Feb 2020

Up

18:00 - 18:40

Company: Visible Fictions The odds of perishing in a commercial plane accident are 29.4 million to one. Reassuring. Except if you're the one. As emergency masks plummet, engines sequel and hand baggage flies from... [more]

Wed 05 Feb 2020 - Thu 06 Feb 2020

Fault Lines

21:00- 22:15

Company: Two Destination Language A fashion show on the fracture between feminism and fabric. A catwalk which takes you from Haute Couture to bargain bin, from big beats to near silence. Five diverse performers... [more]

Tue 04 Feb 2020

Dreams of the Small Gods

21:00 - 21:50

Creator: Zinnia Oberski Support: Creative Scotland Woman as animal, as human, as goddess or spirit-being - visited by a horned magus - this creative is called upon to transform herself. Inspired by the... [more]

The performance includes full nudity

Tue 04 Feb 2020

(cancelled) La Cérémonie

18:00 - 18:40

Company: Tortoise in a Nutshell and Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe Supporting: Puppet Animation Scotland, French Institute, Rennes City Council The ritual of observance and procedures. A grand performance. Once voiced... [more]

Unfortunately this show has been cancelled.

Mon 03 Feb 2020 - Sat 08 Feb 2020

Cabaret@Manipulate

19:45 - 20:15 (Doors 7pm)

Join us each evening at our festival café from 7PM for socialising, drinks and informal cabaret performances presented by some of Scotland's leading physical and visual theatre makers. There will also be late night... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Ma Biche et Mon Lapin

14:00, 15:00

Company: Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe Supporting: Ministère de la Culture - DRAC de Bretagne, Conseil Régional de Bretagne, Conseil Départemental d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Ville de Rennes et Rennes Métropole. A show on... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

ERSATZ

17:00, 18:30

Company: Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe Supporting: Ministère de la Culture - DRAC de Bretagne, Conseil Régional de Bretagne, Conseil Départemental d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Ville de Rennes et Rennes Métropole. Meet the... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Pearly Oyster Productions: A Retrospective

17:30

From potato prints to dancing clarinet reeds, the drawings of Eduardo Paolozzi to Queen Boudica, Roger Ballen's photographs to the everyday challenges faced by one random person - a weird and wonderful programme of... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Lamp

16:15, 17:15

Company: Swallow The Sea Physical, absurdist, object theatre exploring the transmogrification of two lightshades. A short form piece full of imaginative, quirky humour which explores the comic potential of objects... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Twa Pirate Quines

14:30 - 14:50 & 15:30 - 15:50

Company: Fiona Oliver Larkin Support: Puppet Animation Scotland, Creative Scotland, Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre "My great grandma was a pirate." "No, really she was. I found this old trunk, see, in the... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Transfigured

20:30 - 21:40

Company: Oceanallover In 2002 on a country road, a pack of cards was thrown from a car window and over a hedge. While in the air the pack burst open and the cards were scattered across hedge and field and road. Some... [more]

Audience are required to be mobile.

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Shadow Bird

14:45, 15:45

Company: Mary & David Grieve Supporting: Puppet Animation Scotland, Creative Scotland, Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre Rod and shadow puppetry, immersive light-projections and music, telling a melancholic... [more]

Scenes of alcohol consumption. Performance takes place in low lighting and uses blackouts

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Remember?

18:00 - 18:45

Company: Nunah Theatre Supporting: The Space, Dundee An innovative piece of physical theatre focusing on the unreliability of memory – the interpretations, the misunderstandings – with a mischievous narrative... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Island Home

16:30, 18:15

Company: Katanari Combining storytelling, object theatre, puppetry, pop-up and art installation elements, Slovakian puppeteer Katarina Cakova weaves together short symbolic stories to create an allusive,... [more]

Some parts of the performance are in complete darkness

Sat 01 Feb 2020

(CANCELLED) Verge is Burning

16:45 - 17:25

Company: Jamie Rea A man, an eccentric, stands on the edge, confronted with a choice. Choose who you are. Create your armour. Control whatever it is that confronts you. An eccentric man in a suit? What is real?... [more]

This event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Finger Fatale

16:45, 17:45

A burlesque-inspired ‘hand-tease’, celebrating the fluidity, versatility and down-right sexy movement that a hand can perform. A short form piece of hand puppetry which cheekily celebrates one person’s awakening... [more]

Performance includes sexual references throughout.

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Canto X

14:00 - 14:40

Company: Fronteiras Theatre Lab Deep in the Circle of the Heretics, a forgotten philosopher lies in his grave. His tomb is on fire. He’s got the whole of eternity to spend inside his own mind… good job he has a... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Story of Now

18:45 - 19:15

Company: Third Thread Arriving in this moment, with ourselves, with each other, with you. We listen and respond to what is present, telling a short form story of now through movement, media, silence and sound.... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Obvious Unrest

16:30 - 17:10

Company: Faux Theatre Collective Supporting: Creative Scotland A high impact, but grittly low-tech visual theatre exploration of the force and grip of intense mood. Stark text free theatre exploring the effects... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Pitch Event

14:30 - 15:30

Company: Surge Two work in progress performances from the recipients of 2019 Surge Bursaries exploring dynamic and challenging physical theatre in an indoor setting. The recipients have worked with leading... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020

Temple of the Tattie

14:15, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15

Company: Temporary Commons The gods left this place some time ago, weary of our fractious fighting. All we have now is trade and agriculture. Food, a precious commodity. We turn to it's elusive magic for guidance.... [more]

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Rough Mix

18:00 - 19:20

Company: Magnetic North Supporting: Creative Scotland, Jerwood Arts, British Council, Québec Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. Take five experienced artists bursting with ideas, mix with six... [more]

Fri 31 Jan 2020

A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

20:30 - 21:20

Company: Jordan & Skinner Andrea has been giving her lecture, but it's not been going well. Previous presentations were marred by protests. She's hoping the open-minded audience at manipulate will hear her out.... [more]

Fri 31 Jan 2020 - Sat 01 Feb 2020

Metamorphosis: The Animated Body

10:00 - 17:00

Company: Nataly Lebouleux & Kieran Sheehan (Improbable Dolls) Supporting: Art Council England, Home. ALRA. Superbia, Waterside Arts, Creative Industries Trafford A workshop for confident dancers and... [more]

Sun 12 Jan 2020

Shrinking Violet

BARRY

19:30 - 20:40

Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry. James Barry has been misrepresented in history as Edinburgh University’s first "woman" graduate. We take issue with this. Through Barry’s story we embark on a... [more]

Unreserved seating. 14-24 steps to seating. This performance includes strong language, transphobia & mimed vomiting.

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #22: DECIMATE

20:00 - 22:00

Anatomy is an arts producer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our core events are our famous sell-out quarterly cabarets, which feature every three months a wild variety of performance acts from Scotland and further... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.