A duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Magic and puppetry allow us to deal with this difficult subject in a way that is elegant and thought provoking. A story for adults and children!
How would a group of children write a Fluxus inspired musical score? Leave your grown up sensibilities at the door and join this musical journey through the whims and wonders of childish imagination. ‘Delightful’ (The Scotsman).
War, bicycles and the withdrawal method. A love story: man and woman, east/west, the mundane and the monumental, the dust behind the bed and the Iranian baby boom. ‘Rich inventive theatricality’ (WhatsOnStage.com)
An emotionally dark, richly visual fairytale for adults and heavy-metal kids. How would you feel if your shadow took over your soul and began exploring its own desires and urges? Beautiful shadow theatre from the internationally acclaimed company.
KlangHaus is a 360° visceral, enveloping experience challenging conventions of the live gig.
Award-winning theatre from Denmark combining performance, dance and live music. A tightly choreographed and exquisitely orchestrated descent to chaos which has reduced audiences to both laughter and tears. Funny, provocative, disturbing and visually inventive with moments of great beauty.
William has retired but all’s not well. In fact, Will’s losing it. Ann’s already lost it and what’s happened to the dog? A sleepless night in Stratford, the one hour traffic of our play.
Throughout the festival Summerhall's Yellow Room Children's space will host Jolly Jungle, a drop-in play space for parents and carers to explore with their child. A perfect way to escape the festival fever and take a breather between shows, Jolly Jungle is brimming with toys, soft play, art and crafts and a story corner too for tiny tots, toddlers and pre schoolers to enjoy.
Internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning Song of the Goat present a passionate theatrical performance inspired by ancient Gaelic and Scottish musical traditions: laments, psalms, songs of exile.
Award-winning, all-male interpretation of Bronte’s seminal text. Four men explore masculinity as they sing together, full-throated, on the dark expanses of the Yorkshire moors and dance optimistically to the howling tones of Kate Bush.
We are the weaker sex. We can’t control our feelings; crying, sulking and suffering inexplicable mood-swings. We are either whores or saints. We’re good liars, using our bodies to get on in life. We’re sirens. The stage is ours.
Pumajaw intensify their unique musical journey into the twilight zone of cult TV and film noir, with spine tingling vocals, evocative soundscapes and mind-bending imagery. 'Bewitching'(Scotsman). ‘Wonderful’ (BBC 6 Music).
A unique Fringe event: the world premiere screening of Steven Berkoff's recent live recording reading a personal selection of his own poetry about growing up in New York and his many experiences of working in America. Funny, moving and not a little indiscreet - a must for all fans of this theatre and film icon.
The Mairi Campbell Ceilidh Band treat you to a special festival Midnight Ceilidh. Bring your friends for a night of fabulous fiddling with award-winning musician Mairi Campbell joined by Dave Francis on guitar and John Young on bass
The world premiere of a 20 min short film of Steven introducing his personal art collection, and discussing what art means to him and his work; followed by a live in-conversation event between Berkoff friend and collaborator Peter Howson, one of Scotland’s most eminent painters and the official UK war artist during the Bosnian conflicts, and legendary Edinburgh impresario and artist Ricky Demarco. A unique Festival experience which promises to be an unforgettable event.
Inez lives in Rotterdam opposite the so-called Buttplug Gnome of Paul McCarthy. She thinks this work of art is ruining her street and she wants to travel to LA to meet McCarthy and take revenge.
Riotous night of live gypsy, klezmer and Balkan music, featuring virtuoso musicians, exquisite gypsy belly dancing, Balkan Beats DJs, live visuals, free shots of rakija Balkan plum brandy, costume boudoirs and more! Come indulge in the sounds, sites and tastes of the Balkans and party proper Balkan stylee OPA!
The wonderful singer-songwriter Josephine Foster breathes new life into this old world: her many albums are celebrations of myth making, with ancient and modern images, themes, incidents and characters coursing through the songs beautiful realised narratives.
Heatsick is the project of musician and visual artist Steven Warwick, whose new album, ‘Re-engineering’, is out now on PAN. Jonnie Wilkes is a DJ, electronic musician and composer. He is one half of the international Optimo deejay team, and releases his own output under the Naum Gabo moniker.