Army @ The Fringe

When you think of the military and the Edinburgh festivals, it's natural to jump to the Tattoo at the Castle every night, but now there's a different reason to link the two together. 

Army @ The Fringe is back for its second year and Broadway Baby's Chris Quilietti spoke to the people involved in the venture, including; Brigadier Robin Lindsay, the man in charge, on why the Army wants to engage with the arts. Helen-Marie O’Malley, writer and Director of InValid Voices, a play about the experience of military partners. Wendy Faux, photo-journalist, about her exhibition at the venue and Mira Kaushik OBE about bringing her critically acclaimed dance piece, The Troth, to Edinburgh.

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The Troth

The Troth

A gripping story of love and loss set during World War One, blending dance, original music and archive film. Moving from rural Punjab to the Belgian trenches where young Indian men have been brought to fight for the Allies, we learn about the secret promise made by one soldier, Lehna Singh, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice to save another... 

Wired

Wired

\\\'They said I\\\'d be good at it.\\\' The story of a young woman soldier\\\'s journey through post-traumatic stress. Following training, Joanna is deployed to Afghanistan and believes she is prepared for what lies ahead... 

InValid Voices

InValid Voices

When the soldier goes to war what of those left behind? This is the question posed by InValid Voices, a new theatre piece based on interviews with women serving as and married to Commonwealth soldiers in the British Army... 

Forget Me Nots

Forget Me Nots

Forget Me Nots is a new piece of ‘queer theatre’ from Rokkur Friggjar, a collective of theatre makers based in Iceland and the UK, who are contributors to this year’s Army@Summerhall Festival Fringe programme... 

Cezary Goes to War

Cezary Goes to War

Memories of the director’s own experiences of military recruitment assessments are used to redefine existing concepts to create a queer fantasy system. Written for four actors and a pianist, his real-life story becomes the impulse for a performative, camp variety piece... 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

After a long military career, life back on civvy street should be a breeze... right? Tommy's observations on the absurdities of the everyday are 'comic and convincing' (InDaily.com...