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2022suddenv cfo listing

FRNGE A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain (Paines Plough, Rose Theatre Kingston, Gate Theatre)

3-6, 8, 10-13, 15, 17-20, 22, 24-27 August (70 mins)
Fringe

We all live under the same sky. It’s just that, beneath that sky, there’s some arsehole saying 'don’t stand here, stand there and shut your mouth'. Elif shears sheep for a rich landowner. Every waking hour she spends queuing outside the palace, hoping the King will let her live within the city walls. She comes from a far-away land, searching for sanctuary. This is what we call a hostile environment. A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain from award-winning playwright Sami Ibrahim is a poetic fable of an impenetrable immigration system that mirrors our own.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Isto é um Negro? (This is a Black?) (EQuemÉGosta?)

3-4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18, 20-21, 24-25, 27-28 August (60 mins)
Fringe

A study on what it means to be Black in Brazil. Specifically, it investigates what is to be a black artist in Brazil today. Questions and attempted answers permeated the construction of this performance essay. How can we discuss racial issues based on unique experiences? How can we turn theory into scene? From readings of works by Fred Moten, Achille Mbembe, bell hooks, Grada Kilomba, Frantz Fanon, Sueli Carneiro, Mano Brown and Aimé Césaire, amongst others, we explore these questions and attempt to place and displace racism in its roots.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE The Chosen Haram (Sadiq Ali)

3, 5-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 August (60 mins)
Fringe
An award-winning queer circus show from an Edinburgh-born artist. The Chosen Haram tells the story of two gay men and the barriers they must overcome. Expect a heady mix of love, drugs and Islam. This unique and complex take on circus, performed on two Chinese Poles, is emotionally candid with moments of humour and joy. There is no traditional dialogue here. It does not need it.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Home is Not the Place: Resilience Part I (Annie George)

3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 August (
Fringe

A powerful production telling the remarkable story of the short life and lost work of Kerala writer PM John, shortly before India’s Independence from British rule in 1947, which unwinds a tale of Empire and migration across three generations of one family, in search of ‘who we are, what we are, what we believe’, and what home means. An intimate solo show about personal and political independence, painted on an epic canvas.

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 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 Ode to Joy (How Gordon got to go to the nasty pig party) (Stories Untold Productions, James Ley)

3-14, 16-21, 23-28 August (
Fringe

Gordon is homonormative and fears he might be pathologically boring until he meets Cumpig and Manpussy at a sex party in Leith. When they tell him about Europe’s biggest gay sex party in Berlin, Gordon obviously wants to go, but can he really transform into a sex pig? A new LGBTQ play about love, friendship and Schokoladenkuchen written and directed by playwright James Ley (Wilf, Love Song to Lavender Menace), featuring a techno soundscape from DJ Simonotron (Hot Mess).

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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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 Exodus (National Theatre of Scotland)

6-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 August (85 mins)
Fringe

How far will a politician go? Bold, satirical and uncomfortably funny, Exodus explores systematic deception and the indifference to human suffering.

In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her cut-throat and calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up… An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, no matter the cost, even if it’s a human one.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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EIF Counting and Cracking (Belvoir, Co-curious)

8-14 August (3 h 30 mins)
Edinburgh International Festival

A profoundly moving story of love and political strife, of home and exile, of parents and children. Counting and Cracking follows the journey of one Sri Lankan-Australian family over four generations, from 1956 to 2004. It features nineteen performers hailing from six different countries: Australia, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and France.

On the banks of a suburban Sydney river, Radha and her son Siddhartha release the ashes of Radha’s mother – their final connection to the past, to Sri Lanka and its struggles. Now they are free to embrace their lives in Australia. But a phone call from Colombo brings the past spinning back to life, and we’re plunged into an epic story of breakup and reunion.

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

10-28 August (1 h 15 mins)
Edinburgh International Festival

This new production from the National Theatre of Scotland is rich with Liz Lochhead’s poetic, Scots-inflected language. Michael Boyd directs a Scottish company with award-winning actor Adura Onashile in the title role.

Medea has betrayed her family for the man she loves, taken brutal revenge on his enemies, married him, and fled with him to Corinth. Her husband Jason now abandons her to marry the King’s daughter, leaving Medea and their children dangerously exposed in a foreign land. Her terrifying response will shatter the most fundamental taboo.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE The Not So Ugly Duckling: A Play for Grownups (Jo Clifford, Maria MacDonell)

11, 13, 16-17, 19, 21, 25, 27 August (55 mins)
Fringe

We think we know this story. But when two older women retell a familiar tale, they find dark places and unanswered questions. Entering life’s gloriously chaotic duckpond, they celebrate the pains and joys of lives well-lived.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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EIF Dreamachine: High Sensory (Collective Act, Jon Hopkins, Unboxed)

13 August - 25 September (60-90 mins)
Edinburgh International Festival

Dreamachine is an immersive experience like no other. Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore the extraordinary potential of your own mind.
This powerful new kind of collective experience will come from within, conjured entirely by light and music. The colourful world of the Dreamachine will unfold behind your closed eyes – created by your own brain and completely unique to you.

What will you see? How will you feel? Only you will know because every experience of the Dreamachine will be completely personal. You might see patterns and shapes, cities and landscapes, or abstract waves of shifting colours. It might feel like a rollercoaster ride, or a journey through time and space. Dreamachine has been created by a team of leading minds in architecture, technology, music, neuroscience, and philosophy, including Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble and Grammy and Mercury nominated composer Jon Hopkins.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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EIF Dreamachine: Deep Listening (Collective Act, Jon Hopkins, Unboxed)

13 August - 25 September (60-90 mins)
Edinburgh International Festival

Dreamachine is an immersive experience like no other.
Curl up in a blanket, sit back and get lost in a moment that is just for you.
Dreamachine: Deep Listening is an alternative to the Dreamachine: High Sensory experience, designed to be accessible to those who cannot experience fast flashing lights.
Dreamachine: Deep Listening will take you on a relaxing journey through light and sound. As a gentle curated lightscape washes over you, Jon Hopkin's 360-degree spatial audio will take you on a deeply immersive sonic experience. You can enjoy the experience with your eyes open or with your eyes closed, letting the sound take the lead.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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BOOK This is Memorial Device (Graham Eatough, Royal Lyceum Theatre)

13 - 29 August (90 mins)
Edinburgh International Book Festival

We present a new play based on David Keenan’s novel This is Memorial Device. The fictional history of 1980s Airdrie’s mysterious, post-punk legends, Memorial Device, Keenan’s novel has a huge cult following. This stage adaptation is a glorious journey back into the hopes and dreams of early adulthood, starring Scottish actor Paul Higgins (The Thick of It, Utopia, Line of Duty). Adapted and directed by Graham Eatough and produced in partnership with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, This is Memorial Device features music by Stephen McRobbie of The Pastels, contemporaries of Memorial Device.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE In the Interests of Health and Safety Can Patrons Kindly Supervise Their Children at All Times (21 Common, Raw Material)

15, 17-21 August (60 mins)
Fringe

In a room of questionable hygiene; in the dark of a fairy dell; in the tinkling omnipresence of ice cream and the alluring uncovered well… A place where children’s lives are unbounded by constant adult surveillance and all dominant generational power relations are destroyed. Do you dare to join us in our new world order? Featuring very special dancers and very loud music, be prepared to come on in and raise Merry Hell. Are we living the dream or embodying the nightmare?

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Lots and Not Lots (Greg Sinclair, Scottish Theatre Producers, Lyra Young Artists)

16-21 August (60 mins)
Fringe

A performance of thrilling extremes: lots of performers, lots of singing, lots of dancing. Choral singing blends with vocal weirdness, while formal patterns of movement transform into joyous line dancing. The stage continuously evolves in a spectrum of nothingness to fullness, darkness to colour, silence to music, as the exceptional young performers question the universe and their place within it. Created by award-winning performance artist and composer Greg Sinclair.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE And (Charlotte McLean)

16-21, 23-28 August (
Fringe

And is a tribute to all that has graced this earth. To everything. Thank you. And is a sacrifice to every emotion, even those we are yet to feel. And is an homage to: the cosmos, the minuscule, the magic and every meaningless moment. And is to observe, question, experience and fail. And is in-between and something to believe in. And is hope. And is the mothers and grandmothers who've danced before us, everyone we've ever known and the children we're yet to meet. And is an autobiographical performance about growing up, exploring culture, identity, nationality and politics.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Gayboys (Craig Manson)

16-21, 23-28 August (45 mins)
Fringe

Two gay men are here to perform for your pleasure. They sigh, pout and flirt, caressing each other and objects from corporations that claim to adore them. Is this simply an intimate session for these boys and their fans, or is something more being consumed? Exhilarated and bewildered by what they are doing, the boys go through the motions, posing and selling themselves, trying to give you exactly what you want. But who’s it all really for? Both the celebration and exploitation of queerness take centre stage in this cheeky exploration of contemporary gay male identity.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE The Bush (Alice Mary Cooper)

16-21, 23-28 August (
Fringe

Writer, actor and theatre-maker, Alice Mary Cooper, presents new show The Bush, following the success of her previous solo work Waves, described by The Observer as ‘a miniaturist gem’. In this one-woman performance, Alice recalls the inspiring true story of thirteen 1970s “housewives” who battled for 10 years to save bushland in their native Sydney – starting a nationwide movement of Green Bans, protecting land and the natural environment from destruction across Australia. A timely celebration of community environmental action that promises to entertain, encourage and empower.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE The Village and The Road (Tom Pow and The Galloway Agreement)

17-21, 23-29 August (70 mins)
Fringe

A personal and collective story about rural depopulation, told through storytelling, live music and theatre. Tom Pow draws on his travels for this emotive journey exploring the abandonment of the countryside, refugee crises and the ‘great thinning’ of the natural world, whilst The Galloway Agreement musicians draw on their wide experience of European musical traditions, enlarging the emotional landscape and driving the narrative.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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EIF as british as a watermelon (mandla rae)

August (
Edinburgh International Festival

Zimbabwean writer and performer mandla rae has a selective memory and is scrambling to piece together a life mostly forgotten in the name of survival. Through the exploration of mandla’s fragmented LGBTQ asylum and childhood migration memories, as british as a watermelon asks powerful questions about belonging, trauma and forgiveness.
Told through an unflinching narrative, weaving poetry and storytelling together with destruction and colourful chaos, you are invited to join mandla’s rise from the dead and reclamation of misplaced power.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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BOOK Right Here, Now (Scottish BPOC Writers Network)

28 August (60 mins)
Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Scottish Black and People of Colour (BPOC) Writers Network proudly brings together writers from across Scotland, celebrating the diversity of expression and style of these communities. Tonight, join five outstanding members from the network - Anna Cheung, Etzali Hernandez, Amanda Ajomale, Rachel Kareem, Sean Wai Keung - who share their work in readings and performance. This is the event to encounter the names breaking out onto the scene.

For pricing, accessibility information and to book tickets, please visit the show booking page by clicking HERE.
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FRNGE Fault Lines (Two Destination Language)

Cancelled
Fringe

A catwalk on the fracture between feminism and fabric. Five womxn take to the stage, garments flow and heart-throbbing energy fills the room. Bring your mobile and headphones (or borrow ours) to choose your sound journey for this visual and physical feast celebrating herstories, bodies and different identities.

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