Summerhall

We are delighted to host our second season of productions throughout the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Upper Church in Summerhall.

2017 Productions


Rokkur Friggjar

Hero

What drives young people to join violent organizations? How does the atmosphere in which we grow up change us as people? A show about the effects constant propaganda has on young people, focusing on war propaganda in particular. It follows eight youths through 10 years of their lives, seeing how their relationships, dreams and plans are affected by a war that rages around them. The show explores the fear of The Other, anything that’s different from what we are used to. In this case, The Other is a nation with whom our protagonists are at war.

Performance dates:
4-14 August

Performance times:
10am

Age suitability
14+

 


Découpage Collective

Screaming Body – Découpage Collective

Screaming Body has been created by the two performers Léa Richard and Lucy Callagher, director Marie-Laure Hay and composer Holly Khan. As an ensemble, we are striving to recreate the original story of Medea with intimacy and immediacy, visually translating the tale through physical illustrations and through a playful, yet profound relationship between the two performers who remain present together throughout the duration of the piece.

Performance dates:
4-14 August

Performance times:
11.15am

Age suitability
14+




Louise Coulthard

Cockamamy
 


 

Cockamamy. Adj. Ludicrous or nonsensical. Alice and her granddaughter Rosie are a team. They live together, eat together, watch Countdown together. Until things start to become ludicrous. Nonsensical. Cockamamy is a heartbreaking, hilarious story about companionship that explores the reality of living with dementia. A compelling new play, this sell-out show previewed at The Camden Fringe Festival last year.

Performance dates:
4-14 August

Performance times:
11.15am

Age suitability
14+



Romantika (SWE/UK)

The Crossing Place – Romantika

Late-night in Upper Church. The first performance based on the poems of Swedish Nobel Prize in Literature-winning Tomas Tranströmer. A fast-paced, visual and highly physical theatre piece exploring loneliness, anxiety and desire. Devised in Estonia.

Performance dates:
4-27 August

Performance times:
22.30pm

Age suitability
16+



Bred in the Bone Theatre Laboratory

Breakfast with Bred in the Bone: Clios' Story/Orpheus/The Ship

A theatre breakfast with tea, coffee and two performances from our menu:

Clios’ Story: a bold, physical adaptation of the Oedipus myth. Oedipus is confronted by the tragic, poetic story of his travelling companion.

Orpheus: a contemporary lyrical and musical adaptation of the mythological tale of love and despair, written by Nick Borsack.

The Ship: an adaptation of Takiji Kobayashi’s 1923 novel of working class struggle, ‘Kani Kosen’, exploring the vivid imagery of workers’ oppressed lives at sea under the dominance of the capitalist machine.

Performance dates:
17-27 August

Performance times:
10.00am

Age suitability
12+



Julene Robinson

The Black That I Am

The Black That I am explores blackness, gender, sexuality, religion and Jamaican nationalism. It is seen through the lens of individuals from different backgrounds confronted with the gaze of their own realities, causing introspection and awareness of herself as “other”. Four monologues delve deep into aspects of different Jamaican identities. It follows the personal journey of the Jamaican experience and steers the audience through the many and sometimes difficult and political terrains of what it means to be Jamaican in and outside of Jamaica. The narrative constantly embodying Sankofa: looking back to go forward.

Performance dates:
17-27 August

Performance times:
11.15am

Age suitability
16+



The Völvas

The Vagina Dialogues – The Völvas

The Völvas is an international feminist performance ensemble. The Vagina Dialogues is a cabaret-style theatre and variety piece that includes a series of episodic monologues, duologues, and movement pieces set to live music. The work is innately feminist, humorous, grotesque and, let’s face it, a little bit nude in its approach.

Performance dates:
17-27 August

Performance times:
12.30

Age suitability
16+

 

Rose Bruford at Upper Church (entrance via Hope Park Terrace)
Summerhall, Box Office,
1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.
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