Cezary Goes to War

Cezary Goes to War

The Regional Medical Draft Board has strict guidelines for the classification of recruits and their suitability for deployment. Height, weight, chest, toes, waist, diseases, abnormalities, birth defects and a myriad other measures combine to label a would-be soldier A, B, C, D, E or even further down the scale... 

The Troth

The Troth

Based on Chandradhar Sharma Guleri’s iconic Hindi short story Usne Kaha Tha, The Troth is about one soldier, Sardar Lehna Singh, and the sacrifice he makes to keep his secret promise to an unrequited love... 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

"A British soldier never runs away from a fight", Tommy Atkins proudly proclaims. All battles, however, are not the same, and neither do they all involve being on the front line... 

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... 

Familiar Stranger

Familiar Stranger

Nothing's easier than returning to the welcoming arms of civilian life post-Army, right? Not for this soldier. Through theatre and VR headsets you will see post-Army life from the perspective of an Iraq War veteran returning home. 

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... 

Wired

Wired

Wired is one of several productions with a military theme being performed at the Army Reserve Centre, Summerhall’s new venue, army@Fringe. What it portrays is a world away from the cosy atmosphere of the mess bar, the art exhibition and the casual social interaction; not that several of the soldiers on duty haven't had first hand experience of what it portrays... 

5 Soldiers

5 Soldiers

Nestled in the artsy comfort of the Fringe bubble, it is all too easy to forget about the murmurings – or in some cases, bellowings – of war that have been thrown back and forth across our doorstep this past month... 

The Last Post

The Last Post

Trumpet, electronics and text. One man’s love letters from the front line. Towards the close of WW2, Army signaller Dennis Marshall wrote a series of moving letters to his fiancée, tracing his journey and his experiences... 

Stand By

Stand By

There’s a real sense of excitement in the run-up to Stand By, not least thanks to the slightly-unusual venue—inside an Army Reserve Centre in the north of the New Town. Serving soldiers act as ushers, issuing us with the same single-earpiece headphones worn by police officers on duty... 

This is My Life

This is My Life

This is My Life is a witty, engaging and entertaining theatre show commissioned by RCET, which has been a huge hit in schools throughout Scotland. The play follows the story of a young boy called Kevin, whose father is deployed with the Royal Marines, and how Kevin learns to cope with fear, loss and bullying in order to find hope, self-confidence, trust and friendship... 

What If I Told You

What If I Told You

Let’s spend an hour playing together. As members of The Mayers Ensemble we’ll explore boundaries, personal histories, gender and race. Throughout her life, choreographer Pauline has defied assumptions made about her based on gender, background and skin colour...