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theatre / magic

THE OUTSIDER Janne Raudaskoski & TT13 (Finland)

6-30 August (not 18), 5.30pm previews 6 & 7 August

Anyone who blows soap bubbles cannot be all bad ”

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he Outsider is a delightful fantasy, which has thrilled audiences across the world. Evoking the visual style of Chaplin and Keaton but in colour, the show combines theatre with film, magic, technology and clownery.

“PERFECTLY EXECUTED… COMPLETELY WORTH THE EXTENDED STANDING OVATION IT RECEIVED”

“PURE MAGIC”

The author, performer and screenwriter, Janne Raudaskoski is Finland’s 2014 Magician of the Year. His performance style is based on expressions and gestures of classic clownery but his tricks are very much for the age of video screens, mobile phones and wireless technology.

Östersunds Posten (Sweden)

Turun Sanomat (Finland)

In collaboration with The Amazing Magic Theatre & TT13. Part of the From Start to Finnish showcase at Fringe 2015. Venue:

New Town Theatre – Majestic

Duration: (70 min) Tickets:

£8 (prev), £12, (£10 conc)

Website: www.theoutsider.fi

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physical theatre / musical / comedy

physical theatre

39 STEPS Little Theatre of Bucharest (Romania)

6-17 Aug, 7.20pm previews 6 & 7 Aug

AROUND THE WORLD, MY JOUR NEY CONTINUED AFTER YOU LEFT Theatre SanTuoQi (China)

19-30 August, 3.45pm

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new musical from awardwinning director Zhao Miao. Lee is 88 years old and loves her husband very much. After fifty years of marriage, they regularly cruise around the world but during one of these trips, her husband unexpectedly dies. A lonely Lee falls into depression but after several years, sells all her assets to take a cruise

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again on her own, determined to start a whole new journey… SanTuoQi is China’s leading physical theatre company. Its productions interweave traditional Chinese philosophy with Western theatrical traditions to form a unique expression and discipline. Artistic Director Zhao Miao won Best Director in the Asia Arts Awards for Edinburgh Fringe 2014 with Hymn to Disappearance (Summerhall). “THE COMPANY CREATES INCREDIBLY PRECISE TABLEAUX, THEIR MOVEMENTS EXAGGERATED BUT EXACT. SUBTLE CHANGES IN COLOURS AND SOUND EFFECTS WORK TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL TRANSITIONS BETWEEN SCENES AND MOODS ... A COMPANY TO BE RECKONED WITH.” Broadway Baby (reviewing Hymn to

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man comes to the aid of a counter-espionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must flee, both to save himself and to foil a spy ring that is trying to steal top-secret information. This physical theatre version takes the Hitchcock film and the west end show as starting points to play with film techniques in a theatrical way. ... trains, planes, car chases ... all in front of your eyes ... it’s a suspense thriller comedy about the world behind the movie screen... just 39 steps to get there... waiting for you five actors perform 65 roles in 75 minutes... John Buchan’s classic novel is

re-imagined by the critically acclaimed Romanian Little Theatre of Bucharest, one of the most prestigious theatres in Romania. Important directors like Liviu Ciulei, Cătălina Buzoianu and Silviu Purcărete began their careers there.

Venue:

New Town Theatre – Majestic

Duration: 75 min Tickets:

£12, (£6 conc), Family: £24

Website: facebook.com/39stepsro

Disappearance) Venue:

New Town Theatre – Mysterious

Duration: 65 min Tickets:

£12, (£8 conc), Family: £32

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physical theatre

WOJTEK: THE HAPPY WARRIOR The Quarter Too Ensemble (England)

6-30 Aug (not 18), 12.15pm previews 6 & 7 Aug

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ased on the true story of the Syrian bear enlisted into the Polish army during WWII, the show is presented by a large storytelling ensemble with live integrated music. Before he ends his days in Edinburgh Zoo, watch Wojtek wrestle, ride in army trucks, set sail for war and aid the fight in the largest land battle in the war, as the Company brings a ragtag selection of army issue objects to life, conjuring an imagining of events that highlight the nature of friendship and empathy against the chaos of war. The true yet unbelievable story tracks the journey of a unit of the Polish Army Corps

who had a very unusual member in their ranks: Private Wojtek (‘he who smiles at war’ or ‘Happy Warrior’ in Polish), an orphaned cub who was adopted by the soldiers in Persia (now Palestine). Wojtek in his later life at the Zoo was a refugee who would never return to his homeland and thus became a symbol to all those who experienced wartime displacement. He is also a reminder that love and friendship are looked for even in the throws of war. Venue:

New Town Theatre – Mysterious

Duration: 60 mins Tickets:

£7 (prev), £11 (£9 conc)

Family: £24 (prev), £30

Website: quartertooensemble.co.uk

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dance / theatre

dance

BUTO H BEETHOVEN photo: Ayesha Begum

European premiere | Vangeline Theater (USA)

6-17 Aug, 7pm previews 6 & 7 Aug

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ew York Butoh star Vangeline conjures up the ghosts of two passionate giants – founder of Butoh Tatsumi Hijikata and composer Ludwig van Beethoven – in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance.

“TRANSFIXING”

Vangeline has starred alongside James Franco and Winona Ryder in the film The Letter (2012) and is currently in collaboration with the Marina Abramovic Institute and with Atlantic Records to perform with SKRILLEX in Los Angeles.

“A CROSS BETWEEN A GOTH CRONE AND A KABUKI”

Theater in Los Angeles BEST OF 2011

“GROTESQUERIE AND ECSTASY … CAPTIVATING IN HER DEVOTION TO SIMPLE MOVEMENTS” New York Times

stageandcinema.com

Venue:

New Town Theatre – Magic

Duration: 60 mins

“BONE-CHILLING”

Tickets:

Time Out Chicago BEST DANCE 2011

Website: vangeline.com

£7 (prev), £12, (£10 conc), Family: £40

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“TOP TEN PRODUCTIONS OF 2014 IN MUMBAI (INDIA)” Hindustan Times

Amina Khayyam Dance Company (UK)

6-30 August (not 11, 18, 25), 2pm previews 6 & 7 Aug

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he anguishing story of Yerma in Federico Garcia Lorca’s savage yet lyrical play is told through Indian neoclassical dance – Kathak. Yerma suffers the heart breaking social torment of a childless marriage that forces her to commit a horrific and irrevocable act. Originally set in rural, patriarchal nineteenth century Spain, the story is made relevant by AKDC for today’s new and marginalised communities of Britain and Europe.

“A MOVING...AND HAUNTING PIECE WITH HIGH-INTENSITY PERFORMANCES AND BEAUTIFUL LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT” Brighton Argus

“SKILL...TECHNIQUE...BEAUTY… IT HAS PLENTY” Sanjoy Roy, Pulse

Amina Khayyam Dance Co is a touring company that uses Kathak as the core narrative in making new work. Based in the UK, the Company is particularly concerned with marginalised women, not just from the mainstream but also from within their own communities. creatively produced with zeroculture

Venue:

The performance includes spectacular live music with tabla, cello and vocals, featuring world-renowned musicians.

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New Town Theatre – Mysterious

Duration: 60 min Tickets:

£7 (prev), £10, (£8 conc), Family: £24

Website: aminakhayyamdance.co.uk

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dance / clown

VAGABOND, WHERE WILL THE WIND TAKE YOU? Triciclo Rojo (Mexico)

6-30 August (not 18), 11am previews 6 & 7 August

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his is the story of three vagabonds in search of happiness and how a dandelion transforms the meaning of their lives. Cazzo, Lazzo and Pozzo spend their days fixing the old lighthouse, believing that only then will the pier be a home to them. Before the goal is accomplished they journey towards bravery, fraternity and tenderness. The show pokes around the everyday gesture as a starting point for scenic exploration. It searches in clown logic for a fresh dancing language that fuses dance, digital animation and children’s poetry.

Emiliano Cárdenas is a clown since the day he was born and so far, no scientist has been able to explain how he came to this world with a little red nose and a manual for building ladders. He discovered in the art of clowning the best way to get in touch with the most demanding audience in the world: kids.

Venue:

New Town Theatre – Majestic

Duration: 60 mins Tickets:

£7 (prev), £12 (£9 conc)

Website: triciclorojo.com.mx

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dance / musical theatre

TICKET TO BOLLYWOOD Ferriswheel (India)

6-30 August (not 18), 9.30pm previews 6 & 7 August

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spectacular production from Mumbai, India, which brings to life the glitz and the glamour of Bollywood song and dance

“A WHIRLWIND OF COLOUR, EMOTION AND ENERGETIC CHOREOGRAPHY”

Twelve professional Bollywood dancers perform traditional, folk and a great Indian wedding dance in this spectacular, energetic, high-octane show. With glitzy costumes and joyful music, the show is an homage to one of the world’s greatest film industries – Bollywood.

“SHOWCASES THE SPECTRUM OF INDIAN POPULAR CINEMA”

Ferriswheel creates large-scale shows, festivals and stadium events in India and across the world. Originally created to represent India at Shanghai Expo, Ticket to Bollywood has toured across the world including China, Europe, USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Egypt, Turkey, the Maldives and Japan to jam-packed audiences and thunderous applause.

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Expo Daily

Montreal Mirror

“SUPERB” THE TRINIDAD GUARDIAN “A POWER PACKED PERFORMANCE” Florida Today

“AN EXUBERANT RIDE THROUGH THE WORLD’S LARGEST FILM INDUSTRY” Asian Fortune News Venue:

New Town Theatre – Majestic

Duration: 60 mins Tickets:

Previews: £ 7, (£6 conc), Family: £20.

£12, (£10 conc), Family: £32

Website: ferriswheel.in

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music / theatre

THE HISTORY OF MUSIC Buzz Brass (Canada)

6-30 August (not 17, 18), 1pm previews 6 & 7 August

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ward-winning brass ensemble BUZZ presents a fabulous theatrical odyssey that travels through space and time at a thrilling tempo to explore the music of the Western world from pre-historic times to the present day. Bursting with energy, astonishing originality, extraordinary musicianship and a brassy humour all its own, this is one show that is truly music to the ears.

2012 YOUNG AUDIENCES MUSIC AWARDS – Finalist 2007 OPUS AWARD — Production of the Year — Young Audiences

“BREATHTAKING!” Vernon Morning Star

“CAPTIVATING FROM START TO FINISH.” Prince George Free Press

Founded in 2002 by Sylvain Lapointe, Buzz has been performing ever since in Europe, the United States and all across Canada. Over the years, this Montreal brass quintet has given over 1,000 performances. Whether in chamber music concerts, young-audience shows or its award-winning recordings, Buzz always hits the perfect note.

“SKILL AND IMAGINATION IN ABUNDANCE. BRILLIANT, EXCITING, YET ALWAYS CONTROLLED PLAYING.” Fanfare Magazine

Venue:

New Town Theatre – Majestic

2015 “TRILLE OR” AWARD - Most

Duration: 60 mins

distinguished artist

Tickets:

£7 (prev), Mon-Thurs £12 (£10 conc),

Fri-Sun £14 (£12 conc)

2014 OPUS AWARD - Concert of the Year

Website: buzzbrass.com

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musical theatre / new writing / cabaret

musical theatre / jazz

NINA SIMONE BLACK DIVA POWER Art Events Australia & Neil Cole

6-30 August (not 10, 17, 24), 7.45pm previews 6 & 7 Aug

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET A TR I B U TE TO DOROTHY FIEL DS

from school to become a Stringfellow’s Angel. She lived as a Buddhist nun high in the Himalayas but left to join a punk band. Ms. Vaughan is “the genuine article” – a cabaret star! “COOL, CLASSY AND HIGHLY POLISHED”

Edinburghguide.com

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ollowing huge success at Adelaide Cabaret Festival (four-star reviews), Melbourne-based and Brixton-born-and-raised jazz diva, the acclaimed Ruth Rogers-Wright plays Nina Simone during the period when she grew from popular jazz and blues singer to become “the voice of the civil rights movement” in the USA.

Xara Vaughan (England) “A TRUE TALENT…INTRIGUINGLY GORGEOUS”

6-29 Aug (not 11, 18, 25), 5.45pm previews 6 & 7 Aug

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“ASTONISHINGLY POWERFUL”

ara returns to the Fringe after her five-star debut, to tell the story of Broadway and Hollywood legend Dorothy Fields, one of the finest lyricists of all time.

The Stage

Features the immortal songs The Way You Look Tonight, I’m in the Mood for Love and Hey Big Spender.

Venue:

Xara is a true chanteuse born out of talent and circumstance. She escaped

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This compelling play by award-winning Neil Cole, tells the story of her developing friendship with Lorraine Hansberry – playwright and black activist (A Raisin in

the Sun), replete with songs including My Baby Don’t Care, Strange Fruit and Young Gifted And Black. Directed by Paul Watson and accompanied by Steven Grant on piano, Nina and Lorraine, played by Zulieka Khan, are brought to life on stage, as their story, interspersed with the music of Nina Simone, unfolds… “A BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE … A POWERFUL BOND BETWEEN SONG AND NARRATIVE” globalmediapost.com

“ROGERS-WRIGHT HAS THE VOCAL CHOPS AND IMPERIOUS LOOKS AND ATTITUDE FOR THE PART”

Matt Burn, The Advertiser

Venue:

New Town Theatre – Mysterious

Duration: 70 min Tickets:

£7 (prev), £14 (£12 conc), Family: £40

Website: arteventsaustralia.com ruthrogerswright.com

presented by Universal Arts Productions original musical arrangements by Jude Obermüller directed by Tomek Borkowy New Town Theatre – Mysterious

Duration: 60 mins Tickets:

£7 (prev), £11 (£9 conc),

Fri-Sun £13 (£10 conc),

Family: £32, Fri-Sun £40

Website: xaravaughan.com

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music / theatre

NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

music / theatre

Youth Music Theatre UK (or YMT) is the leading music theatre company for young people aged 11-21. Novel by Geraldine McCaughrean Directed by Charlotte Conquest

Youth Music Theatre UK

Composed by Sonum Batra Lyrics by David Francis

6-16 Aug, 3pm preview 6 Aug

Choreographed by Stuart Winter Designer: Ryan Dawson-Laight Sound: Matt Eaton

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Lighting: Joe Stathers

hat happened to the women and children aboard Noah’s Ark? A frighteningly zealous and single-minded Noah battles apocalyptic elements as we follow the story of the Flood through the eyes of his forgotten daughter. Experience the dark reality in Geraldine McCaughrean’s Whitbread Award-winning epic, spectacularly re-envisaged by forty talented performers and musicians. It’ll leave you gasping for air...

MACBETH Youth Music Theatre UK in association with the Lyric Theatre Belfast Venue:

New Town Theatre – Majestic

Duration: 90 mins Tickets:

£10 (£6 conc), Family: £28 (prev),

£12 (£7 conc), Family: £32

“A YOUTHFUL TRIUMPH … A STIMULATING, CHALLENGING MACBETH” Belfast Telegraph

‘MAGNIFICENT IS THE ONLY WORD TO DO IT JUSTICE.’ Nerdgeist

19-30 Aug, 3pm preview 19 Aug

New Music Theatre by Stuart Harvey and Garth

Website: youthmusictheatreuk.org

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Choreography by Rachel Birch-Lawson

resh from a critically acclaimed run at the Lyric Theatre Belfast, witness urban electronica fused with contemporary choreography and the original text to create Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before. Set in a futuristic dystopia, the digital world has come to a grinding halt in this classic tale of treachery, deceit and ambition. Electrifying new music theatre from a cast of over 40 performers and musicians.

Design by Chris De Wilde Lighting and AV by Joe Stathers

Venue:

New Town Theatre – Majestic

Duration: 90 mins Tickets:

£10 (£6 conc), Family: £28 (prev),

£12 (£7 conc), Family: £32

Website: youthmusictheatreuk.org

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opera / theatre

theatre

THE TRIALS OF GALILEO Icarus Theatre Collective (England)

6-30 August, 5pm previews 6 & 7 August

TUTTE CONTRO VERD I Isifuera S.L. (Spain)

6-17 Aug, 3.45pm previews 6-7 Aug

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he fate of women in opera is one of great suffering, in love or illness, which is often fatal.

This outstanding and innovative performance, created from an original idea by soprano and actress Miren de Miguel, is based on her own conflict as a woman and artist. Focused on three operas, based on the works of Shakespeare, Miren explores the lyrical universe of Verdi, performing seven well-loved arias alongside classical texts and movement.

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The Universe is a divine miracle Galileo, not a clockwork toy! ‘Proof’ denies faith, and without faith we are nothing.

“The opera permits men to give voice to misogyny.” But Miren imagines that Desdemona and Violetta are in control of their own destiny. Miren de Miguel is a Basque Soprano, Actress and Author. After more than 15 years singing opera in Italy, she returned to Spain to create her own productions, based on feminist principles and a desire for social justice. Her shows transmit her ideas and obsessions as well as her passion for music and poetry in particular. For Tutte Contro Verdi she is joined by collaborators Julio d’Escriván, a Venezuelan composer working in the UK and by Basque saxophonist Iñigo Ibaibarriaga.

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n this reprimand by Pope Urban lies Galileo’s tragedy, a mistaken belief that if he supplied the church with proof, he would enlighten the world while escaping persecution. He understood the science better than any man alive, but never grasped the politics. Until it was too late. This witty, chilling, and passionate one-man rollercoaster stars Tim Hardy of the RSC and RADA faculty and is written by Emmy Award-winner Nic Young. “AS SOUL-BREAKINGLY BITTER AS IT “IS HEARTBREAKINGLY HUMOROUS”

Three Weeks

British Theatre Guide

Remotegoat

Duration: 60 mins

Fringe Review

Tickets:

£7 (prev), £12 (£10 conc),

The Public Reviews

Family: £28

View from the Gods

Venue:

New Town Theatre – Mysterious

Website: tuttecontroverdi.com

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New Town Theatre – Magic Duration: 70 mins Tickets:

£9, £8 conc, £28 Family (prev),

£11 (£9 conc),

Sat & Sun £13 (£10 conc), Family £32

Website: icarustheatre.co.uk Twitter: @icarustheatre


theatre / immersive / new writing

theatre / immersive / new writing

TOUC H Ciarán Myers in association with Asylon Theatre (Scotland)

World Premiere | 19-30 Aug, 7pm

Come sit next to a stranger, maybe you’ll fall in love. It’s happened before!”

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acky used to teach people how to see and understand each other better. But when she started to find that difficult in her own life, it unleashed a dark habit from within her. Despite her lifetime of training Jacky might not want you to see and understand her as well as you wish. But that’s the reason you came! Touch is a warm and charming story that guides you through the calamitous forgotten corners of our sense of self-worth. Touch is a collaboration between a Canadian, an Irishman, two Poles, and a Peruvian, all with special ties to Edinburgh and Scotland.

Venue:

New Town Theatre - Magic

Duration: 60 mins Tickets:

£11 (£9 conc), Family: £26

Website:

touchtheplay.weebly.com

Twitter: @TouchThePlay

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COMFORT SLAVES Immersive Acting Movement (Scotland)

6-30 Aug (not 11, 18, 25), 3.15pm, 8.15pm Fridays & Saturdays 10.30pm previews 6 & 7 Aug

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eter’s wife is pregnant and missing. His sister Sarah is about to go on a TV talent show. Her boyfriend Gavin is paying back a debt. He’s working for Mr. Jerry Logan, MP for Paisley. Mr Logan’s a powerful man who thinks he can get away with anything. Even kidnapping a pregnant woman who claimed he raped her when she was fourteen.

and emotional play. In such intimate and immersive surroundings, you will ‘feel yourself a part of the performance.’ “This is not so much immersive theatre as feral theatre. And feral theatre at its best, to boot.” Immersive Acting Movement’s Artistic Director Craig Boyle, director of fringe hits Trainspotting, Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Hard Man, has written and directed another intimate and raw piece. If you want to know what bold and original ‘Fringe’ theatre is, then this is for you. “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW” FringeReview.com (Lieutenant of Inishmore)

Threeweeks (Trainspotting) BroadwayBaby.com (The

Hardman) Venue:

New Town Theatre – Kitchen

Duration: 60 mins

Set in the Kitchen of the New Town Theatre, Comfort Slaves is a powerful

Tickets:

£7 (prev), £10 (£7 conc)

Website: immersiveactingmovement.com

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theatre

theatre / comedy / dance

music / variety / cabaret

music

IT STARTED WITH JASON DONOVAN

NEW TOWN CABARET

NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Sarah Blanc (England)

6-30 Aug (not 18), 9.45pm

photo by Bruno Rodrigues

GIRLS AND DOLLS Abhaile Arís Theatre Company (UK)

Edinburgh Police Choir

11-16 Aug, 8.45pm 19-27 Aug (previews 19 Aug), 8.45pm Can best friends really last forever? Belfast, 1980: Emma and Clare are thick as thieves, skipping, chasing and playing in the park ... but the terrible events of that Summer would tear their lives apart, binding them together forever. As adults, they obsessively replay past events and incidents – could anything have been done to change them? The play by Lisa McGee (writer of Ch4’s sitcom London Irish, episodes of Indian Summers, the White Queen and Being Human) is performed by Neve Doyle and Anna McCormick. Venue:

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Especially for you, Sarah takes a look at her past dating life using the songs of her first love Jason Donovan. Set in a lecture style format and standing alongside a cardboard cut-out of Jason, she aims to help the too many broken hearts of all the hopeless daters who have been messed around by the lyrics of their late ‘80s/ early ‘90s pop idols. This show mixes dance, theatre, comedy and a whole lot of lycra with important life lessons learnt from Jason. Not to be missed if you need help to hang on to your love. With Sarah to guide us, nothing can divide us.

Venue:

The nightly cabaret features a selection of the best festival entertainment with a changing line-up of international and local singers, musicians and entertainment, all in the oak-lined splendour of the Mysterious theatre bar. Guest Stars will be published on our Facebook page each day during August

18 Aug, 6.30pm Nothing to see here ... move along ... unless you want to experience the choir that’s sold out its Fringe shows for the last two years; that recently came 2nd in the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition; that took Choir of the Day at the Scottish heats for the 2014 BBC Choir of the Year and was 6th overall in the UK; that gets comments like ‘stunningly good’, ‘a triumph’ and ‘Thank you!! Wow! Wow! Wow!’ Scotland’s most exciting contemporary choir returns to the Fringe in 2015 with a brand new show.

New Town Theatre – Magic

Venue:

New Town Theatre – Majestic

Duration: 75 mins

Duration: 50 mins

Venue:

Tickets: £12

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Duration: 90 mins

Tickets:

Website: facebook.com/girlsandolls

Website: sarahblanc.com

Tickets:

Website: edinburghpolicechoir.com/index.php

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New Town Theatre - Mysterious £12 (£10 conc), Family: £32

Duration: 60 mins £12 (£10 conc)

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WOOF! NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A GIN.

exhibition

SENSUALITY IN MARBLE AND BRONZE Ryszard Piotrowski

ADVERT PINK GIN

6-30 Aug, 11am - 7pm

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n exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the renowned Polish artist, in the sumptuous surroundings of Freemasons’ Hall Committee Room, is accompanied by an exhibition of drawings in the Mysterious hallway.

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Piotrowski studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and his work has been presented in group exhibitions in Poland, Italy, France and Holland. His work is sold internationally. This is his first solo exhibition outside Warsaw.

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An exhibition catalogue is available as a 2016 calendar.

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Venue:

New Town Theatre – committee room

& Mysterious

Available in the most discerning retailers, or online from Ocado.

Tickets: Free Website:

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TICKETS AND INFORMATION

SHOW

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Vagabond Triciclo Rojo

11.00

6-30

18

11

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

The Quarter Too Ensemble

12.15

6-30

18

Mysterious

18

History of Music

Buzz Brass

13.00

6-30

17, 18

Majestic

13

Yerma Amina Khayyam Dance Company

14.00

6-30

11, 18, 25

Mysterious

22

Not the End of the World

Youth Music Theatre UK

15.00

6-16

Majestic

23

Macbeth

Youth Music Theatre UK

15.00

19-30

Majestic

27

Comfort Slaves

Immersive Acting Movement

15.15

6-30

Kitchen

24

Tutte Contro Verdi

Isifuera S.L.

15.45

6-17

Mysterious

8

Around the World My Journey Continued After You Left Theatre SanTuoQi

15.45

19-30

Mysterious

25

Trials of Galileo

Icarus Theatre Collective

17.00

6-30

Magic

6

The Outsider

Janne Raudaskoski, TT13

17.30

6-30

18

Majestic

Please note we do not have level access to the venue. Please call 0131 220 0143 (from 6 August) to find out how we can assist with your visit.

20

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Xara Vaughan

17.45

6-29

11, 18, 25

Mysterious

ACCESS

29

Nothing to See Here

Edinburgh Police Choir

18.30

18

Majestic

12

Butoh Beethoven

Vangeline Theater

19.00

6-17

Magic

26

Touch Ciarán Myers with Asylon Theatre

19.00

19-30

Magic

9

39 Steps

Little Theatre of Bucharest

19.20

6-17

Majestic

21

Nina Simone Black Diva Power

Art Events Australia

19.45

6-30

10, 17, 24

Mysterious

27

Comfort Slaves

Immersive Acting Movement

20.15

6-30

11, 18, 25

Kitchen

28

Girls & Dolls

Abhaile Aris Theatre Company 20.45

28

It Started with Jason Donovan Sarah Blanc

16

Ticket to Bollywood

29

New Town Cabaret

27

Comfort Slaves Immersive Acting Movement 22.30 7-29 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 Kitchen

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TIME DATES NO SHOW VENUE

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11, 18, 25

0131 226 0000 (from 4 June – Fringe box office) universalartsfestival.com

Majestic

NEW TOWN THEATRE

Fringe Venue 7 Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH BOX OFFICE from 6 August: 0131 220 0143 The beautiful and lavishly decorated Freemasons Hall features four well-equipped and comfortable theatres. Situated 600m from Momentum Venues at St Stephen’s, 300m from the Assembly Rooms and 300m from the International Book Festival, it is ideally placed in the city centre.

Parking There is metered parking on/adjacent to both George Street. Tickets are required 8.30am-6.30pm Mon to Sat and time is limited to 2 hours. For longer-term parking: NCP Car Park on Castle Terrace close to Traverse Theatre.

Public Transport

11-16

Magic

20.45

19-27

18

Magic

Ferriswheel

21.30

6-30

18

Majestic

Universal Arts

21.45

6-30

18

Mysterious

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Tickets are also available directly from www.edfringe.com

New Town Theatre is easily reached by public transport as many buses serve Princes Street – two minutes from New Town Theatre. Day and weekly tickets available. www.lothianbuses.com

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MOMENTUM VENUES St Stephen’s Centre, St Stephen’s Street, EH3 5AB

UNIVERSAL ARTS New Town Theatre 96 George Street, EH2 3DH

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Website: musicaltheatrenetwork.com

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omentum Venues is located at St Stephen’s Centre in Edinburgh’s New Town at the bottom of Saint Vincent Street. It was built in 1828 to a design by architect William Henry Playfair. Momentum Venues offers three performance spaces of different scales, geared to accommodating the highest calibre of fringe production on offer in 2015. The St Stephen’s Centre, formerly operated by Northern Stage, The Traverse and The Arches, is now under new management. Momentum Venues has curated a season of diverse, daring and dynamic shows to present across three spaces. Artistic Director David Hutchinson and Commercial Director Phillip Rowntree have produced over 20 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to date and from this experience understand the importance of a strong venue/ company relationship. Momentum Venues will pioneer this vision and support companies throughout their production period.

@MTheatreNetwork

MTN AND MOMENTUM VENUES This year Momentum Venues have collaborated with Musical Theatre Network to bring an exciting opportunity for up and coming artists at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Musical Theatre Network is an organisation with a long and important history at the Fringe. Their mission is to create an environment that allows new musical theatre to flourish. They have a passion for work that takes a fresh look at the form and a commitment to stimulate and support a new generation of talented artists through their national networks. Their connections to some of the top industry professionals in the country have allowed us to offer this wonderful opportunity to aspiring performers and producers. 1-2-1’s WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS Have you ever wanted a one on one with a UK theatre producer? Momentum Venues, with support from Musical Theatre Network, are offering you that chance! This is an opportunity to get advice on a wide range of topics from those who’ve already done it. So if you want to find out more about funding applications, touring options, marketing strategies - to name just a few - then this is for you. Our producers and industry experts are on hand to answer your questions on a personal level that is totally unique at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. To find out availability and book your one to one send an email to info@momentumvenues.com. More information will be available on our website, and follow us on Twitter for even more exciting opportunities.

Momentum Venues is kicking off its first Fringe Festival this summer, and we want to fully embrace the opportunity to make our mark. As the ‘new kid on the block’ we can’t wait to launch our venue with a host of top quality work from across the world to dazzle our audiences. Our carefully curated season aims to have something for everyone, and bring a flavour of the arts from across the globe.

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ANY NEW MATERIAL TO TRY OUT? OPEN MIC! Perhaps you’ve got some new material you’d like to try on an enthusiastic and encouraging audience. Bring it along to our regular open mic nights! It doesn’t have to be musical theatre! Try your poetry, monologue, beatboxing, pan pipe, anything you have that you’d like to try, just so long as it’s theatrical! Follow us on Twitter for dates and times.

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children’s shows / interactive / storytelling

children’s shows / family / storytelling

THE LITTLE PRIN CE TwoRep Theatre

7-30 Aug (not 18), 12.15pm previews 5-6 Aug

JUST SO STO R IES

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TwoRep Theatre

7-30 Aug (not 18), 10am previews 5-6 Aug

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ust So Stories is a fun, interactive storytelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tales. Audiences are invited to choose which stories they see unfold and together help bring the adventures to life. Just as The Jungle Book’s Mowgli learned how the Tiger got his stripes, you too can enter the world of Kipling’s fantastical fables. Join up to discover how the Camel got his hump, the Rhino got its skin, and the alphabet was made: all with your help ... and a little bit of magic!

All grown-ups were once children but only a few of them remember it.

“KIPLING WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST WORDSMITHS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND THESE FABLES ARE TOLD IN A SIMPLE AND IRRESISTIBLE MANNER. THEY’RE TIMELESS”

hy do adults lose the power to imagine? A tender tale of imagination, friendship and loss, as a little prince who has travelled the universe just wants to return to his asteroid, and the rose that he loves. In this creative retelling of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic, a pilot tells of his time stranded in the desert with a broken plane. Watch his story come alive as he befriends the Little Prince,

and his adventures remind us of the excitement and wisdom of a child’s mind.and his adventures remind us of the excitement of a child’s mind. Recommended for children aged 7-100! Space:

Momentum Playhouse @ St Stephens

Duration:

45 mins

Tickets:

£5 (prev), £6.50, £7.50, £8.50, Family: £22

Martin Bell - Daily Express Recommended for families aged 3 and up. Space:

Momentum Playhouse @ St Stephens

Duration:

45 mins

Tickets:

£5 (prev), £5.50 £6.50, £7.50, Family: £20

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dance physical theatre / circus / puppetry / children’s shows

T HE BIG G EST M AR IO NE T T E CIRCUS IN T HE WO R L D Theatre Klinika Lalek

animals features life-size marionettes – the jovial elephant, good-looking giraffe and mighty lion. All sing beautifully — the giraffe about love, the lion about courage, and the elephant about happiness. They are joined by tamers, strongmen, acrobats and clowns. Klinika Lalek combine a rich circus tradition with cutting-edge puppet technology, virtuoso performers and incredibly life-like puppets. “A FRINGE MUST-SEE FOR ANYONE WITH CHILDREN”

7-30 Aug, 11am previews 5-6 Aug

BN1magazine

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ife-sized elephant, giraffe and lion marionettes come to the Fringe in this breathtaking puppetry show to delight all ages. Poland’s finest puppeteers have created this spectacular show especially for St Stephen’s Centre . This circus without

children’s shows

“IT’LL KEEP ADULTS ENTERTAINED TOO… THIS TICKS ALL THE BOXES”

THE WIND I N THE WILLOWS London Contemporary Theatre

Brighton Argus

18-23 Aug, 1.20pm Space:

Momentum Grand @ St Stephens

Duration:

60 mins

Tickets:

£7 (prev), £10, £11, £12, £13, Family: £36, £40

Website:

klinikalalek.art.pl

F

ollowing the success of their 2013 & 2014 summer tours, London Contemporary Theatre present Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind In The Willows. Join Mole as he abandons his springcleaning for the riverbank, and stumbles into an adventure with Mr. Toad and friends. Mr. Toad has an obsession for the fast and chaotic and it’s left to his friends to save him from himself, to fight for good over evil and save Mr. Toad’s beloved Toad Hall.

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In this hilarious adaption, let us take you on a journey to see the Wild Woods, to experience mishaps with motorcars, battles with weasels and some simple messing about in boats.

Space:

Momentum Grand @ St Stephens

Duration:

105 mins (inc interval)

Tickets:

£6.00, £9.00, Family: £22

Website:

londoncontemporarytheatre.com

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cabaret and variety / comedy / solo show

theatre / new writing / political

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C E N T E N A RY OF T H E E XECU T I ON OF E DI T H CAV E LL, F I RST WORLD WA R NU RS E

Proteus Theatre Company |

Performed by MARY ROSE Written by CLIVE HOLLAND

7-30 August (not 18), 2.20pm preview 6 August

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xactly 100 years apart, two women’s lives are defined by conflict. A war-hardened, weary and cynical 21st century female war correspondent is being held in a Middle Eastern city. As she awaits her fate, she finds surprising parallels and strength recounting the story of Edith Cavell, a WW1 nurse who was shot as a spy by German forces on 12 October 1915.. Martyrs or spies, traitors or freedom fighters: history is littered with the bodies of women used as propaganda. Proteus create exciting, contemporary theatre that surprises and ignites audiences nationally and internationally.

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To view trailer please go to the YouTube Proteus Theatre Company channel and search 12.10.15

AUDIENCE RESPONSES FROM PRE-EDINBURGH PREVIEW: “Pin drop silence throughout. Amazingly powerful, particularly relevant to current

M ORE C*NT THAN CANT: T HE SCANDALOUS LIFE AND FAST T IM ES OF LORD BYRON

events...Emotive. Superb.” “Not much would render me speechless. This

Proteus Theatre Company

certainly made you think - Oh my God, how

Performed by PAUL HUNTLEY-THOMAS

complacent we have become. Brilliant.” “..a bang up to date take on the madness of war...great performance with inventive, sharp writing…” Space:

Momentum Playhouse @ St Stephens

Duration:

75 mins

Tickets:

£8 (prev), £8, £10

Website:

proteustheatre.com

Twitter:

@proteustheatre #twelve1015

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7-30 Aug (not 18), 8.30pm preview 6 Aug) Lord Byron: hellraiser, fashionista, sexual predator, poet, punk. Join the most notorious figure from literary history for a drink. He’ll tell you his wild tales of debauchery and romance, entertain you with his wit and wisdom, and charm you with his sheer charismatic force. Meet the man who invented celebrity culture in this unique evening of performance, and get up close and personal with the man famously described as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. Space:

Momentum Studio @ St Stephens

Duration:

45 mins

Tickets:

£5 (pre), £9.50, £10.50

Website:

proteustheatre.com

Twitter:

@proteustheatre #Byron

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musicals and opera / comedy / revue

theatre / new writing / drama

SHOU T! THE M OD MUSI CAL Max Emmerson Productions

7-30 Aug (not 18), 5.45pm previews 5-6 Aug

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E D IT H IN T HE DAR K Harrogate Theatre in association with Reform Theatre Company

7-30 Aug (not 18), 4.25pm preview 5-6 Aug

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10

elebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit retreats to her attic writing room to escape her husband’s annual Christmas party. Planning to seduce an uninvited guest, she ends up reading her extraordinary Tales of Terror to the young man, and her housekeeper.

“HIGHLY ORIGINAL”

But all’s not what it seems... Featuring monstrous tales of lost love, bitter revenge and vampire plants, Nesbit’s spine-tingling ghost stories come to life in this thrilling new drama by Fringe First award-winning Philip Meeks.

ThePublicReviews.co.uk

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The Guardian

eturning after a smash hit Fringe debut in 2014, this revue tracks six groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing! A non-stop journey through the infectious pop anthems and ballads of the 60s! With a live band and new arrangements of such chart-topping hits as To Sir With Love, Downtown, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Son of a Preacher Man, and Goldfinger. Produced, directed and performed by graduates from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

“THEATRICAL THERAPY AT ITS FUNNIEST” Broadway Baby

“ONE OF THE STRONGEST OF THE MUSICAL REVIVALS CURRENTLY BEING PRESENTED AT THIS YEARS FRINGE” The Public Reviews Space:

Momentum Grand @ St Stephens

Duration: 60 mins Tickets:

£8 (prev), £10.50, £11.50, £12.50, £13.50

Website:

facebook.com/shoutmodmusical

Twitter:

@ShoutModMusical

“A SUPERBLY WRITTEN PLAY ... A DEVILISHLY GOOD IDEA” The Stage

“A DELICATE BALANCE OF TONGUEIN-CHEEK AND HEART-IN-MOUTH”

Space:

Momentum Playhouse @ St Stephens

Duration:

80 mins

Tickets:

£8 (prev), £8.50, £9.50, £11.50

Website:

harrogatetheatre.co.uk/edithinthedark

Twitter:

@ edithinthedark

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theatre / musical theatre / drama

T HE R E ’S A G UY WO R KS D OW N T HE CHIP S HO P SW E AR S HE ’S E LVIS

musicals and opera / new writing / comedy

A brand new play with music featuring classic pop hits including It’s My Party, Blue Suede Shoes and the title track – There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis. Direct from its successful London run. “WITTY AND EFFERVESCENT…FRESH AND FUNNY” Daily Express

“A GUTSY NEW PLAY WITH SONGS” The Stage

Ovation STARRING

7-30 Aug, 6.45pm previews 5-6 Aug

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HANNAH HOWIE

SCOTT MCFARLAN

SARAH MOSS

ADAM SCOTT PRINGLE

ALISON TENNANT

PAMELA WERNHAM

AND OUR GI MUSICIANS

restwick, Scotland – 3 March 1960... a memorable day for rock’n’roll fans as Elvis sets foot in Great Britain for the one and only time. Follow the members of the Elvis Presley fan club (Kilmarnock branch) on an intriguing journey from the sixties to the eighties.

US HERS: THE FRONT OF HOU SE MUSI CAL Matthew Cundy Productions and Kouban Productions

JOS SLOVICK (Spring Awakening & Once) ROGER ROWLEY (Buddy) Space:

Momentum Playhouse @ St Stephens

Duration:

105 mins

Tickets:

£8 (prev), £12, £13, £14, £15

Website:

chipshopelvis.com

Twitter:

@chipshopelvis

7-30 Aug, 9.30pm previews 5-6 Aug

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et in a West End theatre, the acclaimed hit new musical comes to Edinburgh! Following the lives of the stagiest people in theatre – the Front of House staff – and portraying the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of ice cream sellers who dare to dream... A preview performance of a new jukebox musical, a three-year workplace romance on the rocks, an untrained newbie on her first shift and an amorous manager under pressure to cut costs. What could possibly go wrong?

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OfficialTheatre.com GayTimes.co.uk LondonTheatre.co.uk

“ENERGETIC, G&T-FUELLED SATIRE” What’s On Stage

“EVERYTHING A MUSICAL SHOULD BE AND MORE” Everything Theatre Space:

Momentum Grand @ St Stephens

Duration:

80 mins

Tickets:

£9 (prev), £10, £12, £15

Website:

ushersmusical.co.uk

Twitter:

@ushersmusical

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cabaret and variety / immersive / farce

Cabaret and Variety/Musical/Solo Show

BE BE + LUNA P R ES E NT … T HE CABAR E T FARCE ! Bebe+Luna Present

AN AFTE RNOO N AT THE MUSICALS WITH KEITH JACK

7-30 Aug , 10pm previews 5-6 Aug

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ebe van der Belt (a glamorous American) and Miss Luna Peach (a cheeky Brit) conspire to host the most divinely decadent evening Edinburgh has ever seen. However, everything spirals into spectacular pandemonium, chaos and catastrophe! Come for the songs, stay for the shenanigans.

29th August, 1pm For one afternoon only, be whisked away by the delightfully dreamy Keith

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Space:

Momentum Studio @ St Stephens

Duration:

60 min

Tickets:

£5 (Previews), £9.50, £10.50

Website:

bebeandluna.com

Twitter:

@bebeandluna

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Space:

Momentum Grand @ St Stephens

Duration:

60 min

Tickets:

£12, £10

Website:

officialkeithjack.co.uk

Twitter:

@KeithJack

We are a hub for diverse, daring and dynamic shows and are passionate about helping new, up and coming artists and producers to make their dreams a reality.

Featuring a live band, lashings of sequins, an accordion and – of course – a kazoo. (There will also be a drinking game or two.) Join Bebe+Luna for a ravishing night of raucous delight!

Jack, with songs from his latest album A Little Bit More of Me and many other well know Musical Theatre classics. Best known for his appearance in the BBC1 show Any Dream Will Do. Keith has spent more time treading the boards, and rubbing shoulders with the likes of her Majesty the Queen, John Barrowman & Ruthie Henshaw, than one can imagine. So sit back, relax and be transported to an afternoon of the very best musicals.

PER FO RM HERE NE XT YE AR

If you have a show and you are interested in performing in one of our fantastic spaces, then get in touch using the contact details below. We’d love to hear from you!

Momentum Venues @ St Stephens in 2016 Are you looking to bring your show to next year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival? At Momentum Venues we aim to provide a professional, supportive environment to make putting on your work at this incredible festival as easy as possible.

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SHOW

COMPANY

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NO SHOW VENUE

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Just So Stories

TwoRep Theatre

10.00

5-30

18

Playhouse

6

Biggest Marrionette Circus in the World

Theatre Klinika Lalek

11.00

5-30

18

Grand

5

The Little Prince

TwoRep Theatre

12.15

5-30

18

Playhouse

7

Wind In The Willows

London Contemporary Theatre 13.20

18-23

8

12.10.15

Proteus Theatre Company

14.20

6-30

10

Edith In The Dark

Harrogate Theatre in association with Reform Theatre Company

16.25

MOMENTUM VENUES @ ST STEPHENS Fringe Venue 166 Momentum venues @ St Stephens, St Stephen’s Centre, Saint Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AB BOX OFFICE from 5 August: 0131 516 2880

Grand

momentumvenues.com

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Playhouse

Momentum Box Office open 10am-10pm daily

5-30

18

Playhouse

18

Grand

Situated 600m from New Town Theatre at Freemasons Hall, 300m from the Assembly Rooms and 300m from the International Book Festival, it is ideally placed in the city centre. Please note we do not have level access to the venue. Please call 020 3432 0969 (from 31 July) to find out how we can assist with your visit.

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Shout! The Mod Musical

Max Emmerson Productions

17.45

5-30

12

There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis

Ovation

18.45

5-30

Playhouse

9

More C*NT than Cant

Proteus Theatre Company

20.30

6-30

Studio

13

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

Matthew Cundy Productions and Kouban Productions

21.30

5-30

Grand

0131 226 0000 (from 4 June – Fringe box office) edfringe.com

Bebe + Luna Present

22.00

5-30

Studio

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

13.00

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Grand

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Bebe & Luna Present: The Cabaret Farce!

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An afternoon at the musicals with Keith Jack

FRINGE BOX OFFICE

Hutchinson Rowntree “We are extremely excited to launch our 2015 programme with such a vast array of established companies and fascinating productions. Due to the varied performance spaces in this glorious building, we have managed to programme a season catered for everyone. For some years, we have wanted to provide a better Fringe experience for companies by running a venue with fresh, innovative ideas. By joining forces with LIPA and finding a perfect venue, this is now, finally, possible”.

sell a door T H E AT R E CO M PA N Y Sell a Door Theatre Company

LIPA

David Hutchinson, Artistic Director

Desk Tidy Design

Universal Arts

David and all at St Stephen’s Centre, Caroline Routh (Musical Theatre Network), Chris Slater (Northern Stage) & all who have made Momentum Venues possible. MOMENTUM VENUES

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