Summerhall

Upper Church in Summerhall is the home of our Edinburgh Acting Foundation Course as well as a venue during the Edinburgh Fringe.

2019 Edinburgh Fringe Events and Productions

We are delighted to be hosting our fourth season of events and productions (listed below) throughout the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Upper Church in Summerhall.



Eva O'Connor

MUSTARD

A one woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism from award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor.

Dates
2-11 August

Time
11.30am
 

Mechanimal

VIGIL

One human. Twenty-six thousand animals. A wildly intimate, inter-species meditation on mass animal disappearance. From the 2018 Herald Angel award-winning Mechanimal.

Dates
2-25 August

Time
13.00

Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation

LIMBO

Limbo is where art and theatre blur. Where memory, history and literature collide. Where the audience wait and judge, judge the waiting and wait for judgement.

Dates
2-11 August

Time
14.30



Indigenous Contemporary Scene

NATIVE GIRL SYNDROME

Native Girl Syndrome is inspired by the experience of Lara Kramer's own grandmother’s migration from a remote Canadian First Nations community.

Dates
2-11 August

Time
16.20


Jennifer Irons

YUKON HO! (TALL TALES FROM THE GREAT WHITE NORTH)

Strong language/swearing.

Comic dance-theatre conceived and performed by Yukon born ‘Intrepid’ Jen.  This is the story of Jen’s life and survival in the remote wilds of the Yukon Territory, Northern Canada... and her ultimate escape.

Dates
2-25 August

Time
17.30, 17.50



Kabosh

GREEN & BLUE

Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the Irish border during the height of the conflict. Written by Laurence McKeown.

Dates
2-25 August

Time
19.00, 19.20

 



The Whisper Theatre Collective

WILD WOMEN AND ONEIRONAUTS

Strobe lighting.

Double Bill. Wild Women - a hilarious, irreverent journey of feminine stories. Oneironauts - a sensorial journey into the mysteries of the dreamscape.

Dates
2-4 August

Time
20.50

White Crane Productions

THE UNRETURN OF LYDIA OSBORN

Created in the mountains of Georgia, and inspired by Mary Oliver's powerful poem 'The Lost Children', The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn weaves fiction and reality to create a collage of powerful original theatrical stories of loss, escape, rupture and joy.

Dates
6-10 August

Time
20.30



Clout Theatre / Performance Infinity

FEAST

A show about food. From primitive struggle, through baroque excess to technological perversion, how has our relationship with nourishment changed throughout history? This one-woman show employs physical theatre, clowning and multimedia to delve into consumerism's excesses and extremes.

Dates
6-18 August

Time
20.30, 22.20


People Zoo Productions

MEN CHASE WOMEN CHOOSE

Scenes of a Sexual Nature.

Men Chase Women Choose is an informative and uproarious feminist romp that features fruit flies, film, physical theatre and a flute solo.

Dates
13-18 August

Time
14.30

Indigenous Contemporary Scene

THIS TIME IT WILL BE DIFFERENT

This Time It Will Be Different denounces the Canadian government's discourse on Indigenous people and takes a critical look at the national reconciliation industry.

Dates
13-18 August

Time
16.00

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas

THE END

In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like.

Dates
15-25 August

Time
11.30

Natasha Dodsworth

MY UNCOMFORTABLE WARDROBE

Contains nudity.

This one-woman show takes an honest, funny and revealing look at the everyday pressure of women squeezing themselves into uncomfortable outfits and situations and the marks this leaves behind.

Dates
20-22 August

Time
14.30

Indigenous Contemporary Scene

MIIJIN KI (EATING LAND)

Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, Miijin Ki is a new work from Lara Kramer. Witness four bodies navigating colonial values of land ownership.

Dates
20-24 August

Time
16.00

Karl Jay-Lewin and Matteo Fargion

EXTREMELY PEDESTRIAN CHORALES

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales celebrates the commonplace experience and movement language of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy.

Dates
20-25 August

Time
20.30

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas

ONE

Taking as its point of departure the polarisation of politics today, One begins amid the ruins of an unresolved conflict. Nasi’s on a ladder. He’s not coming down any time soon. It’s time for Bert’s solo career to begin.

Dates
20-25 August

Time
20.30

Rose Bruford at Upper Church (entrance via Hope Park Terrace)
Summerhall, Box Office,
1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.
Box office enquiries: 0131 560 1581

Edinburgh Acting Foundation Course



Our popular 20 week Acting Foundation Course has been running in Summerhall since September 2018.