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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

In this age of uncertainty one thing is clear, Caesar will die tonight. The inevitable fate of this leader is real, it's palpable, and you are invited to witness this extraordinary act of assassination. After sell-out seasons in Australia, Essential Theatre bursts onto the Edinburgh stage with this relevant and gritty take on the Bard's Julius Caesar. This story will be performed by an all-female tour de force. The production has been edited to a taut 70 minutes and praised for it’s 'sharp Continue Reading

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD is acoustic and electric, ancient and modern, traditional and innovative. Sean Shibe’s new show combines contemporary classic Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich), with mellow Scottish tunes; searing New York sounds in Julia Wolfe’s LAD (originally for nine bagpipes) play against gentle melancholy in Maxwell Davies’ hit Farewell to Stromness. Following softLOUD’s premiere artsdesk.com wrote: “genius, a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians, at 25 Shibe has Continue Reading

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

You give us suggestions and we’ll give you a show! Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie-adventure-extravaganza. Featuring live musical accompaniment and buzzers which you'll use to control the performers. There’ll be songs, there’ll be tears, there’ll be kisses (or slaps) and there will be funny. Hot on the heels of their performances at ImprofestUK and the Birmingham Improv Festival, The Watch This Improv Troupe are back for their 13th Edinburgh Fringe and are ready to create a Continue Reading

The Writers\' Room

The Writers' Room

Degrees Of Error, best known for Murder, She Didn't Write, present to you their latest creation. Welcome to The Writers' Room, a basement littered with ideas where some of the greatest creative minds available have assembled... including you, the audience! From your ingenious titles will come the next big hit as the company blend storytelling, improv and physical theatre to bring to life the ideas you never knew were quite so brilliant. Continue Reading

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

An earthquake is erupting, but not in Orange Street. Shakespeare meets Ska, Two-Tone and Rudeboy in a high-energy comedy of... um... errors! Two pairs of twins, separated at birth now cause chaos in Ephesus as merchants and magistrates, and even wives can't tell which is which! Somehow Madness, Bad Manners, The Pretenders and even Bananarama all add to the fun. 'Well-drilled young actors... focused and fun' (EdinburghSpotlight.com). Continue Reading

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

Sam Hird (baritone) and Sam Johnson (piano) perform songs by British composer George Butterworth, whose death on the Somme 100 years ago robbed us of one of our most promising musical talents. Butterworth’s settings brilliantly handle the themes of longing, the fleetingness of life and the folly of war that made AE Housman’s Shropshire Lad poems so popular with young people at the time. It’s a terrible irony that Butterworth himself suffered the fate of the young soldier in the poem that Continue Reading

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Support indie film! Now entering its fourth year and including the premiere of event director Al Carretta's 10th indie feature Precious Little Things, we present a curated selection of shorts from worldwide film-making talent. First appearing at the edfringe under the production banner Exit Theatre (2001-09), Nightpiece Media is now one of the UK's most prolific no-budget feature film content producers. NFF has had over 4,500 short film submissions since launching in 2014 and is the vehicle in Continue Reading

Queen of the F*cking World

Queen of the F*cking World

Unleash your inner queen! Via Shakespeare, Chekhov to RuPaul, a kickass theatre-cum-cabaret tour de force exploring sexual politics and identity, revealing how an exotic dancer became Queen of her F*cking World. This new show sees Marysia Trembecka’s wild bass guitar dance across the ups and downs of feminine power. An audience-empowering tour dives into what it takes to for females to rise to the top. Marysia’s a stunning entertainer whose Singing Psychic stormed the 2016 Fringe, toured Continue Reading

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Enter the unsettling mind of Edgar Allan Poe. Follow Ava into a web of Gothic stories, revealed through extraordinary magic. Behold the crew of a phantasmal ship, encounter the uninvited guest bringing pestilence to the party, and listen to the uncanny beating of a deceased heart. Poe's timeless tales have thrilled readers for generations; Beaux brings these to life with her quirky, slick and enchanting style of magic and her infectious, mischievous humour. Be warned – the next chilling twist Continue Reading

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