Venue: Ghillie Dhu: The Auditorium
Make a day of it with the Wee Rascals Club showing Scottish film Brave followed by a ceilidh just for kids. Tickets include a buffet lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties. Perfect for all ages!
Venue: Just The Tonic: The Big Room
The Wild Wood of Widdershin celebrates the 4th Centennial of the Pendle Witch Trials. Our vocal and cinematic exploration of psychological fantasy creates a liminal space between imaginary and reality. The performance follows 13-year-old Jennet Device as she condemns her entire family to death for the practice of witchcraft. The performance looks at Jennet's sexual awakening towards her sister Alizon, and how the eyes of a girl can become the others’ undoing. Join us as we investigate the act of transformation from a sinless girl to a murderous woman.
In the middle of the forest sits a snow covered cabin. Live music, long-buried stories of enchantment and loss, truth and lies make this a theatrical feast. Seven women sit together, are they hiding? Who does the cabin belong to? Who can be trusted to tell the truth? Blending old tales from Eastern Europe with new stories of cunning, flight and brave girls, this fusion of modern day storytelling with inventive physicality and unexpected revelations will enchant adults and children alike. Come in, it’s cold outside.
Venue: C aquila: studio
H G Wells' savage tale of science run amok. A young man lands on an island where a madman takes nature down a dark road. Piper's daringly physical adaptation, together with the haunting original score - played live by composer Lucas Syed - evokes otherworldly horror. Five brave actors, hailing from Romania, Japan and Brooklyn, create a world of pumas, sloths, boars, wild dogs, and rabbits who are being vivisected into human beings. It's an ominous fable that foreshadows today's ethical debate about science and animal experimentation. A thrilling ride.
During the worst blizzard in New York City history, Julia, a call girl, arrives for an appointment with Jeffrey, a reclusive young man who has gotten rich by inventing best-selling sexual devices. What starts as a routine trick with trimmings (fake palm trees, suntan lotion, and lots of margaritas) leads to Jeffrey and Julia getting considerably more than they bargained for on this first date. ‘The dialogue is delightfully raunchy, and the laughs pile up… It's a highly enjoyable romp.’ (LA Weekly). 'Characters so real ... makes Pretty Woman look like a Disney movie.' (NYTheatre.com).
A quantum physicist and a vicar walk into a bar ... joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery, they discover the real meaning of faith, knowledge, love and the importance of keeping an open mind. Brand new romantic comedy sci-fi from James Cary, award-winning co-writer of BBC1's Miranda, BBC3's Bluestone 42 and Radio 4's Another Case of Milton Jones. Deep, smart and very funny, in a Hitchhiker's meets Rev kind of way. www.thegodparticleplay.com
Venue: Just The Tonic: The Big Room
Surreal comedy parodying American gangster films. It's 1978. A Chicago mafia boss is under threat from the cops, an old foe and everyone else, it seems. Will his past demons come back to haunt him, or will they not? A story where heroes become villains, villains become heroes, and cliches stop being cliches.
Venue: C: +2
Controversial and heart-rending: the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie murdered 270 people and was the worst terrorist atrocity in the UK. Now the appalling tragedy is brought to the Fringe for the first time in this critically acclaimed new play, which dramatises the search for the truth about the outrage, looking at the bombing from three perspectives: the victims' families, journalists investigating the case, and the US and UK security services engaged in covering up what happened. Scrupulously researched, a compelling mix of fact and fiction. 'An important and passionate play' (Scotsman).
Venue: Edinburgh College of Art
Synthetic Biology: Where Organic Meets Digital
In this lecture demonstration Alan Murray, Head of the School of Design at ECA, shows us howsynthetic biologists, designers, artists, engineers and computer scientists can work together.
Thursday 29 August 12 noon
2 hours approximately
Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art
Venue: theSpace @ Venue45: Venue 45
Slaves of the Kingdom is a musical retelling of the Exodus, set in a contemporary world. In a deeply oppressed land, people exploited under fierce totalitarian rule struggle to break the chains of slavery that bind them, until an exiled man is sent to stand against injustice and fight for their freedom. An extraordinary piece of new writing, Slaves of the Kingdom is a story that illustrates the strength of the spirit in the face of the impossible. We dare you to come and experience it.