Metal claws into wood, with scraping sounds that are surprisingly whispering and soft, and through this slow destruction a startling disquisition emerges about female experience and the impossible balancing acts we are expected to maintain, by society, by other women, and by ourselves.
Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin
Confirmation is a show about the gulfs we cannot talk across, and about the way we choose to see only the evidence that proves we are right. Working with research into the phenomenon of confirmation bias, Confirmation attempts to have an honourable dialogue, real and imagined, with political extremism.
Fittings Multimedia Arts, Krazy Kat Theatre and The Royal Exchange
A curious tail of a talking pig. With music by the Tiger Lillies’ Martyn Jacques, it’s a magical entertainment cunningly fusing BSL, puppets, circus and storytelling. A feast for grown-ups and children alike.
Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company
The off-Broadway smash hit returns to Edinburgh. A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. ‘Heart-wrenching, hilarious ... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see’ (Guardian)
An investigation into what happens when we discover that our parents are flawed human beings. Intimate and funny, this play presents a lifetime of conversations, condensed into one hour.
The Place presents: Igor and Moreno
We jump a lot. We sing. We jump some more. We commit. We want to change the world. We promise to persevere.
Caroline Horton & Co, China Plate and the Bush Theatre
Islands – an obscene, ink-black comedy about tax havens and greed from Olivier nominee Caroline Horton (Chrissy, Mess, Penelope Retold). Join her foul ensemble in Haven, a monstrous world, where no-one has to pay… for anything.
Puppetry, magic and science combine in this sculpture-performance for young audiences and families.
Mysterious visions of objects, luminescent liquids and magnetic animals emerge gradually to reveal their mechanics.
KILN in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre presents
A wildly unreserved gig that reinvents Clytemnestra’s revenge myth, casting her Furies of vengeance as front women of a rock band. 'They use their voices and bodies as weapons' - Lyn Gardner, Guardian. British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015.
Tomorrow’s Parties is a compelling performance that imagines a multitude of hypothetical futures– a playful, poignant and at times delirious reflection on futures both possible and impossible.