Spotlight: Scottish Work

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The Made in Scotland showcase at the 75th anniversary edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will see a feast of Scottish work presented to audiences from around the world and showcasing the tantalising wave of Scottish creative talent. 

The work, in a broad range of forms, engages with topics old and new as the world bounces back to its feet after the forward roll of the last two years. Featuring shows from artists all over Scotland, the Made in Scotland showcase will take place across the capital in much-loved venues, exciting new spaces and online.

Find out more and view the full programme here.

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FRNGE Dreams of the Small Gods (Zinnia Oberski presented by Scissor Kick)

3-14, 16-21, 23-28 August (50 mins)
Fringe

Dreams of the Small Gods tells the story of the awakening of Wild Woman. Naked, unaware and unselfconscious, she explores her surroundings, more animal than human. Her growing consciousness attracts the attention of a creature from the spirit world, a primal deity who sparks her curiosity and compels her to transform. She changes her physicality, drawing power from the merging of animal, human and spirit self. Inspired by the timeless wisdom of faerie tales, mythology and ancient ritual, Dreams of the Small Gods is a blend of aerial circus, masked ritual and performance art.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE D Ý R A (SHHE)

3, 5-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 August (
Fringe

How can we collectively manifest an experience of a landscape? A landscape that you can reach out and touch, feel remotely through sound and light, as if in semi-sleep?

Inspired by Dýrafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland, SHHE presents D Ý R A; a sonic journey evoking landscapes and liminal states. Combining ambisonic and hydrophone recordings and presented in surround sound, D Ý R A is an intimate reimagining of the meditative Dýrafjörður landscape.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Pain and I (Sarah Hopfinger)

3-14, 16-21, 23-28 August (50 mins)
Fringe

What does it mean to care for our bodies, ourselves, and each other in times of personal and collective pain?

Pain and I is a bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. Layering playful choreography, experimental dance, intimate autobiographical text and original classical music composition by Alicia Jane Turner, Hopfinger asks: ‘what can pain teach us?’ in this powerful, honest, and compelling solo performance.

Diversely accessible –available as a live performance, an audio experience (**** The Guardian) and visual publication.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE In the Weeds (Joseph Wilde, An Tobar and Mull Theatre)

3-14, 16-21, 23-28 August (60 mins)
Fringe

Kazumi is hunting a sea monster. Arriving on a remote Hebridean island, he meets Coblaith, a local woman whose family have lived there for generations. But there’s something strange about Cob’s obsessive affection for the lochs and something even stranger about the way the other islanders treat her. Could it be that Coblaith is the mythical creature he has been searching for? Or are humans the real monsters after all?

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE This is Paradise (Traverse Theatre Company)

4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 August (80 mins)
Fringe

10 April 1998, Belfast. The Good Friday Agreement is signed, promising peace to Northern Ireland. Across the city, Kate receives a call from a desperate young woman, compelling her to return to a relationship she left in another life, and embark upon a journey which risks the uneasy peace she has since made for herself. A powerful, intimate, dream-like monologue shimmering with the vibrancy of life, This is Paradise explores what happens when one woman is asked to rescue the man who promised to destroy her – and how we can begin again.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Esther Swift – Sound Effects

10, 17, 23 August (60 mins)
Fringe

Likened to Kate Bush, Anna Meredith and Bjork, Esther combines her love of folk, jazz, classical and all things in between in this brand new commission from Celtic Connections. Masterful instrumentalists Emma Lloyd (viola, violin), Patrick Kenny (trombone and alphorn), Esther Swift (harp and voice) and Owen Williams (multiple percussion and drums) share the stage with electronic musician Matthew Collings to explore intimate and epic soundscapes through rich harmonies, flowering textures, improvisations and pre-sampled soundscapes. Featuring settings of poems by Rachel McCrum, William Butler Yeats and Glasgow’s own Edwin Morgan.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Whirlygig (Daniel Padden, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Red Bridge Arts)

11 - 14 & 16 - 21 August (50 mins)
Fringe

A madcap musical adventure for families.

WhirlyGig is 4 brave musicians, 30 instruments, and countless musical puzzles to solve. Join us for an extraordinary theatrical experience where music will happen in ways you have never seen before.

Musical maverick Daniel Padden comes together with award-winning Catherine Wheels and Red Bridge Arts to celebrate the thrills and spills of making music.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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EIF Burn (National Theatre of Scotland, The Joyce Theater)

4-10 August (60 mins)
Edinburgh International Festival

This world premiere dance-theatre show challenges the ‘biscuit tin’ image of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard, and goes beyond the poetry to focus on the man himself – his poverty, his personal tragedy, his struggles with mental health and his spectacular success.
A co-production between Edinburgh International Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland, and New York City’s The Joyce Theater, Burn is a new creation from the legendary Scottish actor, author and International Festival favourite Alan Cumming and the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and featuring the music of Anna Meredith (Mercury Prize nominated for Fibs).

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE TWA Resilience Part II (Annie George, Flore Gardner)

4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28 August (65 mins)
Fringe

A twisted, memoiristic fairytale, blending theatrical storytelling with animated and live (onstage) drawing. A contemporary tale is interwoven with the gruesome Greek myth of Philomela, about women who have been silenced, but who find resistance through the creative act. Theatre and visual art combine to explore duality, identity, and other ways of saying things that cannot be said.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FILM New Shorts: Scotland's Voices

13 August (80 mins)
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Stories from Scotland about finding your place within or in spite of your family, your community or your history. This programme showcases some of the most talented filmmakers working in the short form today. A programme of dramas and documentaries that demonstrate the storytelling talent and diversity of voices in modern Scotland.

The Barber Dhivya Kate Chetty/UK/2022/15 min
Infectious Nihilism and Small Metallic Pieces of Hope James Price/UK/2021/10 min
Kafia Raz Salih/UK/2022/13 min
Maureen Shiona McCubbin/UK/2021/13 min
Too Rough Sean Lionadh/UK/2022/16 min
Who I Am Now (Captioned) Jack Goessens/UK/2022/12 min

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FILM The Ballad of a Great Disordered Heart

15 August (65 mins)
Edinburgh International Film Festival

An evocative film about Edinburgh’s Old Town and the communities who have called it home. During lockdown, musician Aidan O’Rourke befriended his three octogenarian neighbours, all called Margaret. Inspired by their tales, with a renewed curiosity for his own roots, he takes a musical journey into the meaning of home and belonging. This celebratory film about folk music and its power to connect features a foot-stomping original soundtrack by O’Rourke and live performances by sensational Irish and Scottish folk musicians.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Antigone, Interrupted (Scottish Dance Theatre)

17-21, 24-28 August (70 mins)
Fringe

A young girl ready to die to defend what she thinks is right. A king determined to impose his will as the rule of Law.

Antigone, Interrupted re-imagines a classic story for a contemporary world through the body and the voice of a single performer. Scottish Dance Theatre artistic director Joan Clevillé presents an intimate solo work created in collaboration with acclaimed performer Solène Weinachter.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FILM Dùthchas (Home)

20 August (88 mins)
Edinburgh International Film Festival

For the people of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides, life changed dramatically in the latter part of the last century. Traditional ways of life eroded, and many families were forced to move away. Drawing on rare 8mm colour film of Berneray, directors Andy MacKinnon and Kirsty MacDonald offer a bridge between the contemporary citizens and their not-so-distant past. The result is a film of great emotion that speaks to the importance of place and the resilience of culture through language, song and memories.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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