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.
Paines Plough and special guests invite you to a series of early morning and late night one-off shows: theatre, poetry, comedy, music, rumbles, shenanigans and much more throughout the festival. Get your fix of fresh new work, exhilarating debates and rip-roaring performances.
Howl throated ghost poet MacGillivray stramps the stage in folk noir electronica, evocative of post-apocalyptic punk Gaelic and electric autoharp. For her first Fringe outing, expect Damn Rebel Bitch songs, Scots litanies and underground cityscapes.
Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative
Winner! FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award Best Play. Hilariously heartbreaking, Ndebele Funeral examines modern health care, crime, poverty and dreams through the aspirations and loss of three characters whose lives intersect in a Soweto shack.
Nothing Ever Happens Here... Presents
Join us for an intimate evening with Owen Pallett, acclaimed Canadian composer, song-writer and violinist. He has also released work as Final Fantasy and collaborated with Arcade Fire, Brian Eno, The National and Caribou.
Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti
Astonishingly powerful new trio: Scotland’s visionary guitarist/composer; the mesmerising voice of Raju das Baul, exponent of Bengal’s mystical Baul tradition; and tabla master Sarvar Sabri. 'One of the most important musicians of his generation' (ThreeWeeks)
Presented by Braw Gigs and Nothing Ever Happens Here...
Prosumer aka Achim Brandenburg has a fever for Chicago Jack's flavour as the guardian of house music and one of the finest spinners operating today.
Joining will be Lindsay Todd aka House of Traps.
Roundhouse in association with Glas(s) Performance
Journey through autobiographical stories with a company of young artists, scientists and academics to discover what happiness means to us in 2015 in this brand new show devised in response to reports on UK young people’s well-being.
Nothing Ever Happens Here...Presents
Led by the legendary alto saxophonist and original member, Marshall Allan, The Sun Ra Arkestra will be playing the Dissection Room for one night only – a truly unmissable event.
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.