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The Guardian / August 20, 2017

Mouthpiece

A woman struggles to get to the microphone to make a speech and is physically restrained by another who also grabs for the mic but is sabotaged.

The Stage / August 20, 2017

Summerhall takes home three Fringe Firsts in second week of awards

Summerhall has dominated the second week of the Scotsman’s Fringe First award winners. The venue was the recipient of three out of seven awards in week two of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, for The Shape of the Pain, How to Act and £¥€$ (Lies). Presenting the awards, the Scotsman’s theatre critic and awards judge Joyce

Broadway Baby / August 20, 2017

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

The show is based on Jane McGonigal’s theory that video games may be the answer to making us less depressed and more fulfilled.

The Stage / August 20, 2017

The Class Project

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord has lost her voice. Or rather she’s lost the voice of her home. She no longer speaks with a Wolverhampton burr.

British Theatre / August 20, 2017

Out of Love

The ups and downs of being “best friends forever” are explored in Elinor Cook's engaging new play, Out of Love

The Wee Review / August 20, 2017

Lift to Experience

It’s been 16 years since Texan band Lift To Experience last performed in Scotland. The band split up soon after and reformed last year to play the Guy Garvey curated Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre in London.

The Scotsman / August 20, 2017

Nothing

If you’re looking for early-morning existential angst, Pelle Koppel’s adaptation of Janne Teller’s award-winning novel is full of wry, humorous, self-knowing hopelessness.

The Stage / August 17, 2017

The Stage Edinburgh Awards 2017 start with win for All We Ever Wanted’s Marc Graham

Actor Marc Graham has become the first winner of The Stage Edinburgh Awards 2017 for his performance in All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.

August 17, 2017

Total Theatre Award Shortlist

Total Theatre have just released their shortlist for the 2017 awards. We are excited to announce that 11 of the 22 shortlisted are Summerhall shows.

The Wee Review / August 17, 2017

Hinds

The headline band tonight are from Madrid Spain, however Hinds create indie rock that sounds closer to Scotland than anywhere else

The Reviews Hub / August 17, 2017

Pike St.

It’s unlikely that you’ll see a better performance at this year’s Fringe than that of Nilaja Sun in Pike St. at Summerhall.

The Guardian / August 16, 2017

Palmyra

The woman beside me in the audience has been entrusted with a hammer. From the stage Bertrand Lesca is demanding she hands it over to him.

Plays To See / August 16, 2017

Workshy

Workshy is a one-woman, autobiographical account of the working life of the Scottish performance artist and curator Katy Baird.

Ed Fest Mag / August 16, 2017

salt.

Brutal and breath-taking are the only real ways to describe Selina Thompson’s haunting one woman show. salt. details her own journey retracing the route of the transatlantic slave trade from Britain to Ghana, Jamaica and finally, Carolina.

Ed Fest Mag / August 16, 2017

The North! The North!

The unassuming Christopher Harrisson welcomes his audience warmly to Summerhall. A slight smell permeates the old lecture hall as we clamber into the aisles, and there is a distinct feeling that we have entered into a realm haunted by the past, and the knowledge of what is to come. Our surroundings have already stripped us

Ed Fest Mag / August 16, 2017

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

Mind the Gap is one of the few theatre companies to work in partnership with learning disabled artists, and the only one of its kind to take part in the Fringe this year

Ed Fest Mag / August 16, 2017

How to be a Kid

How to Be a Kid delves into the 12-year-old world of care-confusion when the roles are reversed and Molly is forced to look after her younger brother, Joe, while her mother copes with the death of her nan.

Ed Fest Mag / August 16, 2017

Stand By

The reality of policing is not like the movies. Writer and performer Adam McNamara is a former police officer and tells it like it is. Stand By is genuine, funny and tragic and may leave you questioning why anyone would join the force.

The List / August 16, 2017

Power Ballad

A brilliant mash-up of flesh, sonics and text

Edinburgh Guide / August 16, 2017

Give Me Your Love

It’s what we all yearn for – to be given some love. But it’s often when we need it most that we shut the world out and box ourselves away.