Summerhall Festival Press


The Reviews Hub / August 26, 2017

Scorch

Gathering more stars than a greedy telescope, Scorch bristles and blisters from the flaming lips of protagonist, Kes, and she has a story to tell from Hell

The Stage / August 26, 2017

Final week Fringe Firsts

The final week of the Scotsman Fringe Firsts saw three Summerhall shows win one of the prestigious awards and Selina Thompson win the new Filipa Braganca award for salt. Congratulations to all!

The Scotsman / August 26, 2017

The Class Project

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord is in action before the audience have even taken their places.

North West End / August 26, 2017

Border Tales

Border Tales is a bold, visceral dynamic attempt to show the lives of multicultural Britain’s today. The company of seven use dance, live music and dialogue to capture what it means to live in post-brexit Britain, which despite the show being first composed in 2013 still has a powerful attachment to the present day. Watching

The Panoptic / August 25, 2017

The Vagina Dialogues

is difficult to think of the new play The Vagina Dialogues without associating it with Eve Ensler’s famous The Vagina Monologues in 1996. But that is not to say that this production piggybacks off Eve Ensler – instead, it gives us a well-needed update on feminist dialogue. The Vagina Dialogues is a variety performance in

Theatre Extra / August 25, 2017

How to Act

Before it starts properly a man comes on stage and says “We haven't started yet, talk amang yourselves, this isn't a church” or words to that effect. I thought I bet that's not an ad lib.

Edinburgh Guide / August 25, 2017

Velvet Petal

The allusive, illusory nature of choreography depicts through gesture and movement, human emotions and the drama of life.

The Stage / August 25, 2017

Total Theatre Award Winners

Three Summerhall shows won a Total Theatre Award last night within the category Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form. Congratulations salt., Our Carnal Hearts and Palmyra

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Love +/ BlackCatfishMusketeer

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Playing in rotation with one another, these new plays by Dublin-based theatre company Malaprop each explore the human impact of new technologies in a manner that is as entertaining as it is in tune with the way in which our understanding of love is changing in the 21st century.

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Give Me Your Love

How does Zack get out of his box? The treatment of mental illness is explored by Ridiculusmus.

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Fringe displays great ethnic diversity

At the Scotsman Fringe Awards tomorrow morning, the performer Apphia Campbell is set to perform the song Wannabe Free, from her award-winning show, Woke. It’s sung by her character Ambrosia, a naive US university student, a delightful dreamer whose story draws us along with her. Ambrosia is “lovely, she wants to be a singer, take

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Now is perfect time to launch Mental Health Fringe Awards

The Mental Health Fringe Award shortlist has been announced with two of the seven being Summerhall shows. Congratulations Give Me Your Love and Amy Conway's Super Awesome World and good luck tomorrow.

August 23, 2017

AMNESTY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARD 2017 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

The Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award Shortlist has been announced and we are delighted to announce two Summerhall shows are on the list- congratulations salt. and What if I Told You.

August 23, 2017

Nominees for The Filipa Bragança Award announced

Summerhall performances include two of the four nominees for the brand new The Filipa Bragança Award, which recognises the best female solo performance by an emerging artist on the fringe.

The Stage / August 23, 2017

Six years after its launch Summerhall is my pick for venue of the fringe

What has happened at Summerhall? During my nine-day stint at Edinburgh this year more than half the shows I saw were somewhere in the venue (if you strip out the Edinburgh International Festival and the still mostly mandatory Traverse Theatre), and had I more time I would have seen many more productions there. This may

Edinburgh49 / August 22, 2017

A Girl and a Gun

A greatly rewarding hour of insight and grace for cinephiles, feminists, and iconoclasts everywhere.

The Times / August 22, 2017

Eaten

If there were awards for best Fringe costume I’d expect the one that Mamoru Iriguchi designed for this charming and funny children’s show to be on the shortlist.

The Stage / August 21, 2017

Nilaja Sun win Stage award for Pike St performance

Congratulations to Nilaja Sun for winning a Stage award for her fantastic performance in Pike St.

Ed Fest Mag / August 21, 2017

Velvet Petal: Bedroom

Velvet Petal: Bedroom celebrates youth and beauty through a mesmerising ever changing contemporary dance performance with a thumping electro pop soundtrack.

Broadway Baby / August 21, 2017

5 Soldiers

Nestled in the artsy comfort of the Fringe bubble, it is all too easy to forget about the murmurings – or in some cases, bellowings – of war that have been thrown back and forth across our doorstep this past month.