Please direct any enquiries to the Summerhall Press Team – firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d be happy to help – further info, interview requests, press tickets for the whole programme; Nothing Ever Happens Here…, Visual Art and Theatre & Performance.
Will leave you punch-drunk and challenge the myths on alcoholism. It’s a sobering thought.
Blackout is the unflinching account of five lives blighted by alcoholism. Pulling no punches, this verbatim piece by... [more]
Sydney - January 22, 2017: A scene from Huff, showing at the 2017 Sydney Festival (photo by Jamie Williams/Sydney Festival)
Huff begins with a suicide attempt. This sets the tone for Cliff Cardinal’s fearless solo... [more]
It seems that Cardiff-based Hijinx Theatre Company are happy to take risks. Not when it comes to integrating professional actors with learning disabilities in their productions; that's been a successful, creatively... [more]
War With the Newts @ Summerhall
An almost absurd satirical sci-fi novel from the 1930s is an unexpectedly perfect lens through which to view our current, turbulent times.
Czech author Karel Čapek wrote his satirical... [more]
Yes, yes, yes. The Paines Plough Roundabout’s programme this year is exceptional, but there’s nothing better there – maybe nothing better at the whole festival – than Ed Edwards’ The Political History of Smack... [more]
Sublime critique of colonialism
Kiwi magic lanternist and raconteur Arthur Meek delivers a lengthy trigger-warning prologue to his sly updating of Samuel Butler's 19th-century sci-fi tale, made in collaboration with... [more]
Mark Ludmon reviews Vinay Patel’s new play Sticks and Stones at Paines Plough’s Roundabout at Summerhall at Edinburgh Fringe.
Sticks and Stones
Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe
Welcome to Blackpool!" Cockburn beams as her audience files into Summerhall’s Anatomy Lecture Theatre. It’s a good choice of venue. The dark wood of the desks, the sickly pale turquoise of the walls and the... [more]
As a society, we seldom talk about IVF openly. Despite it being around for 40 years now, there are still many misconceptions surrounding it. Our lack of knowledge often leads to disapproval and judgement towards those... [more]
Willy Hudson’s heart-filled, charming and hysterical one man show storms the stage at Summerhall and sheds light on the hugely under-discussed areas of gay sexual politics with deft wit and incredible heart.
In an empty and decaying room four performers armed only with limited props, a beat up collection of instruments, and a selection of microphones bring to life a tale of anger, rage, and protest that lifts the spirit and... [more]
Credit: Alice Piemme
Snowflakes, puppets and skiing clowns make up this sweet piece of theatre
This is a wee gem of a show and a great start to the day. The Chaliwaté Company from Brussels brings a concentrated... [more]
‘Being told I have the fragile arms of a ten year old – I’d take that as a compliment.’
Women always want to look younger than they are, don’t they? Adverts, social media – everything is sold to us on the... [more]
AS AN occasional series as part of the Fringe 2018, we are publishing sets of six impressive, colourful and eye-catching images which all share a theme. This collection celebrates some of the Feminist works set to take... [more]
Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a fantasy novel by Samuel Butler which, first published anonymously in 1872, presented itself as the experiences of its narrator on discovering the mysterious country and near-utopian... [more]
Dollywould, Summerhall, 14-26 August.
For a few years now, Sh!t Theatre has been gathering awards and a cult following with work that is sharp, political and, as one reviewer put it, “gleefully... [more]
Four creative and varied shows arrive at Summerhall and Dance Base this Fringe
In 2018 the Taiwan Season returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a fifth consecutive year with some of the best live performances... [more]
Duckie / credit: Manuel Vason
Katie & Pip (Tin Can People)
Katie & Pip celebrates the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old Type 1 Diabetic girl and Pip, her five-year-old border... [more]
Queer love songs, Dolly – the sheep and the singer – and the great Pussy Riot feature in Summerhall's Fringe 2018 theatre programme.
Summerhall has rightly made a name for themselves as the host of some of the... [more]
Aug 1, 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 | 18:15 | £5-£12 | Summerhall
CIRCUS – A circus show with a soul – theatre and aerial feats combine to tell the story of a woman who gave her eggs to a friend to have a... [more]
BEST NHS AT 70 SHOWS
After the Cuts
The NHS is a goner in what promises to be a scalpel-sharp comedy by Gary McNair.
Summerhall, Wed-Aug 26 (not 6, 13 or 20)
A Fortunate Man
Mixed-media take on John Berger’s... [more]
[caption id="attachment_27170" align="alignleft" width="1170"] My Kind Of Michael by Nick Cassenbaum. Credit: The Other Richard[/caption]
Very funny exploration of the rise and fall of Nick Cassenbaum’s hero,... [more]