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Drawn to Edinburgh

Drawn to Edinburgh

An exhibition of illustrated works by students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. Its theme is a sense of place and what makes Edinburgh unique. The first strand comprises a variety of styles and approaches to illustrating iconic buildings, reflecting the inspiration the city brings to young learners finding their place in their new home. The second highlights the University of Edinburgh’s unique collections, with drawings ranging from beautiful shells from the Galapagos Islands Continue Reading

(More) Moira Monologues

(More) Moira Monologues

Written and performed by Alan Bissett. Directed by Sacha Kyle. ‘The most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade’ **** (Scotsman). After two sold-out Edinburgh Fringe runs, straight-talking single mum Moira Bell returns in a new instalment of Alan Bissett’s much-loved one-woman show. Moira’s a gran now, but still telling hilarious home-truths about dating, her estranged sister, cleaning posh folk’s hooses, the return of her ex Billy, and Brexit. ‘Moira Continue Reading

The Wonderful World of Lapin

The Wonderful World of Lapin

Tania has just arrived from Paris for a very special occasion: The World’s Tastiest Carrot competition! In her leather trunk, she carries her very own garden, from which a whole world is revealed… A world of Tania’s animal friends, each of them desperate for a taste of her prize carrot… The Wonderful World of Lapin! Narrated in English with French sentences from the puppets, the show is a fun and heart-warming bilingual piece of theatre, with a big surprise ending. Accessible to all Continue Reading

At a Stretch

At a Stretch

In a big, busy city there’s loads of space. You can jump across rooftops and meet new people every day. But it can be lonely in the big city too. When Mel and Emma meet, something is different and they find themselves on a neon adventure they never expected. A wordless visual theatre production for children and families following the story of two women who meet, get stuck together with elastic and, despite their best efforts, fall in love. Sharp physical comedy, exciting choreography and Continue Reading

The Illusion of Truth

The Illusion of Truth

Enter a world where Gods feast, dance and wander through forests. Reaching into the pantheon of African Orishas (Yoruban mythology), performance storyteller Mara Menzies explores our relationship with truth, intention and powerlessness wrapped in the thin cloak of power. How does society control its decision-making when exposed to so many alternative facts? A young man obsessed with joining the ranks of deities, seizes an opportunity to appease himself to the Gods. An innocent misunderstanding Continue Reading

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes. Andy Cannon tells Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again. 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying first class theatre for everyone over eight' (Herald). 'Strikingly heartfelt and intelligent… immensely classy stuff' (Scotsman). www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com Continue Reading

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Mairi Campbell: Pulse

Award-winning musician’s five-star show returns after a triumphant Fringe 2016. A homecoming in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling, Pulse is the story of Mairi’s quest to heal cultural wounds. From classical training at London’s Guildhall, to love and danger in Mexico and discovering step-dancing in Cape Breton, Campbell ‘becomes a chameleon in her own back-story… opening her throat in a spirit of belonging that is life-affirming for all’ (Herald). Continue Reading

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

Meet the real edgy Bard. In crisis and contradiction but at full creative stretch. Rough Cut brings you Burns in the raw for the 21st century. Based on Donald Smith's controversial novel Between Ourselves, it focuses on the pivotal crisis of Burns's life and career – his stay in Edinburgh. Recreating his lost (or unwritten) diaries, we meet Edinburgh, high and low through Burns's eyes – encountering the familiar and unexpected. It’s the man behind the myth, but one who wears many masks. Continue Reading

Leaf by Niggle

Leaf by Niggle

In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with the tale of Niggle, a struggling artist on a curious journey, complete in his mind and wrote it down. The story is often seen as an allegory of the writer's own creative process. Surrounded by ladders, bicycles and heirlooms, Richard Medrington (Jean from Puppet State’s The Man Who Planted Trees) recounts Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece, with original score by Continue Reading

Loud Poets

Loud Poets

This is fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is the spoken word revolution! Over the last three years, the award-winning Loud Poets have cemented their place as the top spoken word show at the Fringe. Their unique blend of poetry, live music and film has wowed audiences at Fringe Festivals including Edinburgh, Brighton and Prague and they return this year with a brand-new show filled with comedy, tragedy, politics and poignancy. ‘Loud Poets give me a reason Continue Reading

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