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Member Shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2018!

Posted 22 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

Planning your trip to the Fringe this summer? Take a look at all these shows being taken to Edinburgh by NYT Members this year!

Are you a current member, taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer? Tell us about it.

147Hz Can't Pass

Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Venue 236

13th - 25th (excluding the 19th)147Hz Can't Pass is the culmination of lived experience. Manifesting as a calculated mess of movement, energy, spoken word and slam-style poetry, it does not seek permission and offers no apology. Instead a marginalised voice occupies the space taking what is often portrayed as alienating and revealing it to be relatable. A celebration of queer identity and an introduction through person, not definition, to trans non-binary gender identity, 2018. “Queer literary genius” LGBT Youth Scotland. Longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.


PQA Venues, Riddles Court, Royal Mile

8th - 12th August

The police just took Jamal away. Because Miss Tomlinson called. Because she had to. Because of prevent. But the police are gone and all is left is a shell shocked class. Who knew Jamal? What did he do? A play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society.

A Trilogy of Horrors

The Scottish Storytelling Centre

2nd-12th August at 7:30pm

TumbleDry Theatre present three classic horror stories from three great writers - Dickens' haunting The Signalman, Shelley's tragic The Mortal Immortal and Poe's chilling The Tell-Tale Heart. 'Masters of storytelling' (TheWeeReview.com).

Antigone (Malvern Theatres Young Company)

The Space On The Mile (Venue 39)13 - 18 August

Using Don Taylor's BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd.

Demonstrating the clash and interweaving of human passions and failings, their production of Sophocles' deeply poetic tragedy promises to bring universal themes and cultural archetypes to Fringe audiences.

Established in 2012, Malvern Theatres Young Company gives aspiring 16-24-year-olds the opportunity to perform in a professional environment. Antigone will be the company's ninth production, bringing into focus the timeless conflict between the needs of the individual and that of the state.

'Somewhere in the world, everyday, the real-life drama of Antigone is being enacted' (Don Taylor).

Nowt as Queer as Folk

theSpace on Northbridge (Perth Theatre)

13 - 25th August, 17:10

A village. A feud. A double-booked village hall. A society torn apart by yoga, chardonnay and a corrupt planning officer. In this place, anything goes... Except the New Estate. And socialism, obviously. A fast-paced comedy focusing on the trials and tribulations that arise when attempting to change the lives of strict Bombay gin drinkers.

7 Ways to Calm the F**k Down

Greenside @ Infirmary Street

August 13-18, 20-25

A feel-good show about feeling bad. An eight strong, high energy production featuring anxiety, a guy who can't talk about it and the self-help book that can't shut up about it.

Isle of Muck

Greenside @ Royal Terrace3-4, 5-11, 13-18

On the Isle of Muck, Basil and his Uncle January succeed in running a dysfunctional place of refuge for recovering internet addicts. That is, until the arrival of Maisie: a confusing patient who inadvertently incites havoc



August 8th-11th (13:05)

Roll up roll up! Eighteen actors bring you a reinvention of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland set in a Victorian freakshow. Alice doesn’t fit in with Victorian femininity and its constraints where can they go to find themselves? Where else but Wonderland a gender bending freakshow. Inspired by Victorian gender non-conformist circus performers and their struggle to survive we bring you ‘Alice’ with a twist.

Working Class Hero

Greenside, Olive Studio, Venue 23

64th - 24th August, alternating afternoons

A father and his son. A son and his father. Ten snapshots over one hundred days. Football, politics, John Lennon, education, Akala, humility. How do we cope with losing the things we love? What if we know it’s for a good reason? What if we know it isn’t?

During his first semester at university, a son realises that his father is a person just like the rest of us. A person who makes mistakes. A person who struggles. A person who dreams of a better life and a better world for him and his son.

Working Class Hero is a story of understanding and discovery, and of growing up with the belief we all deserve to be treated fairly.


thespace on the Mile - Space 2 (Venue 39)

Aug 3rd-11th

In a world where words are power, the influence of “friends” online can make such a difference to the choices we make. When six teenagers meet in an online chatroom, conversations of music and films quickly change to death and murder. As Jim gets caught in this maze of words, finding who’s on his side isn’t as easy as it first appears. When you can’t see who’s on the other end of the screen, can you really trust who you’re talking to?


Gilded Balloon1st - 27th August

A teenager on the road to ruin and his little brother are about to be taken into care by the authorities. This tense, fast-paced one-man show, written in verse, tells the story of two brothers who flee their council estate flat in a bid for a better life. The three-time Offie-nominated critically acclaimed Capital of Culture show ends its stellar year in Edinburgh.

Played by George Edwards
Written by Niall Ransome
Directed by Rosa Crompton

Lady and The Cramp

The Bourbon Bar & Nightclub EH2 2JR

19-25 August

Lady and the Cramp rewrites and subsequently reclaims the female experience, through the use of song and sketch that to most, is liberating, if not thought-provoking!

Abstracted from personal testimonies, Lady and the Cramp challenges the traditional roles of women on stage by placing the comedienne as the protagonist of her own story, drawing upon her own frames of reference as she navigates the cultural landscape of the twenty-first century.

Will the Lady and her Cramp emerge triumphant in the era of 'mansplaining', 'me too' & the conformist pressures of anal bleaching?

Only one way to find out!
#cabaret #musicsatire #womenincomedy #18+


Greenside Venues - Infirmary Street (Ivy Studio)

13th-18th, 20th-25th August

Who crossed the line? How do we define consent? In an honest and raw account, Lines draws its audience into the trauma inflicted on its central character. Through the confusion of conflicting interests and different versions of events runs an impactful seam of clarity, out of which emerges a truth Aurora and her family must confront. This topical drama exposes the multiple influences that drive society’s sexual agenda and its painful consequences. This begs the question: in a post-Harvey Weinstein world, where should new lines be drawn?

Shackleton’s Stowaway

By Andy Dickinson
3 - 25th August 2018

Stolen Elephant Theatre are making their Edinburgh Festival Fringe Debut with Shackleton’s Stowaway , a brand new production based on the real events of the legendary Endurance expedition to Antarctica. It follows the misfortunes of an 18 year old stowaway who sneaks aboard Endurance.

Ur - Medëa



“It’s human; we all put self-interest first.”

Made in the UK and Georgia, Ur Medëa confronts our world of infinite choices and moral relativism with the consequences of remote clandestine wars and the distant awakening of a brutality that finds its way home back into our dreams of family. Merging traditional and contemporary live music, physical and dramatic action, an ensemble of 16 international performers create a vivid, beautiful and haunting vision of the catastrophes we seek to deny in our pursuit of personal happiness. What happens in the past rarely stays in the past.


The Space @ Niddry Street, Venue 9

20th-25th of August

In a quiet forest, where magic dwells, the sun sets and Pippin’s world comes to life. An ensemble of creatures tells the story of this young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. Can he find it through the greatness of his father’s power or will he find it through the love of his friends and family? Join us for an hour or two as we take you through a wild experience, full of magic and enchantment.


188 - Sweet Novotel - Novotel 3

Aug 13-19, 21-26

Project Venture seeks to establish a permanent human colony on Mars and Dr Aysha Malik will be among the first brave souls to make the trip, but she’ll have to contend with her traditionalist sister Nasreen first. Marsistan is a heartfelt two-woman drama about race, religion and space travel. Two sisters struggle to maintain their relationship under the pressures of modern life, a divided society and a looming launch date.

Eat Me

C Aquila - Temple

2-27th August

This gripping new play is a dramatic exploration of three characters’ struggle with anorexia, as we watch Libby, Kate and Jonathan fight to regain control of their lives from the fourth character, Anorexic Voice. This innovative piece of storytelling, written by playwright Suzanna Walters from personal experience, offers a highly compelling insight into the seductive manipulation of this cruel and increasingly prevalent mental illness

Improv, She Wrote

Bar-Bados (Free Fringe) Room 3 (65 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JW)

5:45-6:45pm,13th-18th August

Trinity College Dublin’s premier improvised comedy troupe brings you an hour of priceless (free) entertainment using nothing but audience suggestions. Nothing is planned, nothing is rehearsed & every show is different. Never seen short-form improv? Never seen long-form improv? Never laughed your socks off? Now’s your chance!

Vulvarine: A New Musical

Member: Katie Wells

Assembly George Square Studios

1st-26th August

From the creators of the sell-out hit Buzz: A New Musical. Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind-numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT. But following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. Where is all the tampon tax going? Who is The Mansplainer and what is his evil plan? Grab your tights, your spanx and your most supportive sports bra. It's hero time.

Roman Candle

Member: Lisa-Marie Ashworth

Greenside@Infirmary St, Ivy Studio

20-25 August

Twenty-two-year-old Angie is living a life she never signed up to. Caring for her mum and working a job she doesn’t like. Too long she’s been forgotten and ignored. But not today. Today she’s going to be seen. Created as part of the Royal Court’s Open Court 2016, Grace Gummer (Trainee Director 2016-17, Royal Court) directs the World Premiere of this searing monologue from the writer of “undeniably skillful” radio play Suspicious Minds (The Stage).


Member: Katy Cogswell

Fireside - The Last Arch


Flattered addresses, honestly and frankly, the issue of public harassment towards women. Using people’s real experiences as stimuli for the creation of the work, the show strives to tell unrecounted stories that occur on a daily basis. It shouts out that women are sick of being whistled and shouted at on the street and fed up of being treated as though they won’t mind. Flattered invites you to look at a collage of these thoughts, worries and aggressions that many women have using physical theatre, sound and music; telling a story, lived out by many, heard by few.

Walk Swiftly and with Purpose

Member: Looby Mills

The Space on the Mile: Venue 39

13th-25th August

History Boys meets Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour in this new take on the classic coming of age tale. Meet Eve, Lana, Robbie and Misha – four friends on the cusp of adulthood. Until now, they’ve lived mostly in their imagination – suddenly, real life interrupts and their loyalties are tested. Provocative, pretentious and playful, the young women reflect upon themselves, their friendship and what it is to grow up in the twenty-first century.


Member: Ella Donaldson

ZOO Southside

3rd-27th August (no show on the 15th)

London. Canary Wharf. September 2008. Following the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market, the world economy is in free fall. Johnny, an unemployed 25-year-old, thinks he has the answer. Because if there's anything a crisis presents, it's the opportunity to make a f**k tonne of wad. But when you've made millions, when you're at the top of your game, what else is left? How far can you go before somebody gets hurt? An explosive, satirical, wild ride from award-winning, emerging company, Hyperdrive Theatre.

The Half Moon Shania

Member: Cara Baldwin

ZOO Southside

3rd-27th (not 15th)

Debut production from BURNT LEMON THEATRE 'The Half Moon Pub, the punk pit stop of 1999. Ketamine Kerry leads her girls on the pub tour of their twenties. 15 pubs down, 150 pints downed (each!). It's been a blast so far, but it's getting too much – the wandering eyes that trickle down girls' thighs, the hands that brush by, too close for comfort... It's gonna be a riot! So wear your best knickers – don't lose them – but lose yourself, because the best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun!'

Power Play: The Empty Chair

Member: Nick Brown

Pleasance (Venue 330)

3-25th August

After an award-winning London run, The Empty Chair comes to Edinburgh. This site-specific, immersive play takes you behind the walled communities of Beverly Hills into the cloistered setting of a Hollywood after-party in the early hours of the morning, examining the human experiences behind the #MeToo movement. It runs alongside their Fringe survey and data activism campaign, which aims to analyse, and expose gender inequality in fringe and grassroots theatre.

The Last Sesh

Member: Emilie Clark

The Space @ Surgeons Hall

4th, 6th-11th

Ball Pit Theatre are back with their brand-new and original piece, The Last Sesh. Scrutinising "lad culture" and exploring what it means to come to terms with growing up, The Last Sesh follows a group of lads sitting in their friend's bedroom, attempting to plan their big summer holiday before they all leave for uni. When a controlling girlfriend gatecrashes with her family friend, things quickly turn sour. Five mates. Two unwanted guests. One last sesh.


Member: Coco Maertens

Pleasance Courtyard Beneath

1-26th of August

Three women, aged 20, 40 and 60 (But not a virgin, mother or hag in sight) set about unpicking the fine weave of existence, re-examining with fresh and furious eyes the threads of gender, fertility, sexual assault, our collective future and the state of feminism today.

Model Behaviour

Member: Issy knowles

The space @ Jury’s inn

3rd-4th Previews 6-11th Shows

Juice cleanses, fashion parties, dodgy dates and a line or two- Model Behaviour is a dark one woman comedy for the modern audience

A Clown Show About Rain

Member: Josie Underwood

10Dome Pleasance

1-27 August (not 13th or 20th)

Following the ‘audacious’ **** (Scotsman) and critically acclaimed Follow Suit, Silent Faces return to the Fringe with more physical political fooling in the heart-warming A Clown Show About Rain. Forth, Cromarty and Dogger find themselves all at sea in this dazzling look at the unpredictable nature of our mental health. Fusing together clowning with beautiful visuals and physical theatre, Silent Faces see what it is to try to battle the elements when your weatherproofing is failing.

Spring Awakening

Member: Louis Japaul

Perth Theatre, North Bridge, EH1 1SD

August 2nd - August 11th

Small-town England. 1963. Far from the burgeoning sexuality of swinging London, a group of repressed teenagers experience their own revolution. Wendla and Moritz know nothing; Melchior knows too much, but nothing of consequences. The collision of their worlds leads to devastating repercussions for them all. This young company explores the impact of Wedekind’s universal themes of mental health and sexuality in a restrictive and inhibited society.

You Down There And Me Up Here

We Talk Of Horses

Greenside Ivy Studio

3rd-11th August

Our debut show, You Down There And Me Up Here, is a fragmented journey into the minds of two young men struggling to hang onto themselves in the face of crisis – one a drug addict who believes himself to be the rock star Nick Cave, the other a neurotic romantic facing up to what it means to be in love. The play is fragmented, non-linear, surreal. We use the music of Nick Cave in ways not heard before-warped, twisted, almost unrecognizable.

Goodbye Rosetta

Members: Amy Lubach and Jasper Ryan-Cater

theSpace @ Niddry St

15th - 19th August

Hungry Wolf VYT return to Edinburgh Fringe with another original piece of cutting-edge theatre. Goodbye Rosetta is a fast-paced and warm-hearted tale of a group of teens coming of age. Keisha and Mo are foster sisters, they are also the misfits. When Mo’s depression makes the ground give way from under her, Keisha struggles to understand the illness that seems to be devastating the lives of the people she loves. They are forced to navigate their new reality and find their way with the guidance of the stars.

Praise at Brighton Fringe Festival 2018:

“A tight ensemble and a meteor shower of talent” - Rated as a MUST SEE SHOW by Fringe Review

“Goodbye Rosetta tells a tale that is so current, so real and so true, it’s justifiably the hottest ticket at the fringe!” - ***** The Sussex Newspaper

Other People's Teeth

Member: Dan Sareen

Want the Moon Theatre


Balancing work and love is a struggle, but what if your job is killing people? A hitwoman is trying to reconcile these two aspects of her life. Just starting out in a new profession, she craves the respect of her experienced partner in crime. But when she meets someone who she thinks might be the one, will everything have to change? How much longer can she carry on kicking in other people’s teeth, lying to a man she’s falling in love with? One of these relationships can’t last, and before the hitwoman makes her final decision, the situation is going to get deadly.

Like Drowning

Member: Camilla Anvar

The Space at Niddry Street

20-25th August

E and V are women, or so they think. But what is a woman anyway? Using artificial intelligence to generate characters, Like Drowning explores identity, abuse and the power dynamics of contemporary society.

Timpson: The Musical

Member: Sam Cochrane

C Venues C+

31st-27th August

Two warring houses. One ancient grudge. A whole lot of shoes.

Can the warring houses of Montashoe and Keypulet be united by a pair of star-crossed lovers? Journey to Victorian London where Monty Montashoe and Keeleigh Keypulet, two young inventors bursting with ambition, strive to break free from their boring lives and follow their dreams!

Sponsored by Timpson Ltd themselves, Gigglemug Theatre’s debut musical explaining the origin of Timpson is guaranteed hilarity for all the family.

Montashoe or Keypulet? Choose your side.


Kwame Owusu

theSpace Triplex

20th August - 25th August

When Ollie's sister goes missing, we are plunged into a dark underworld that reveals pain much greater than the loss of a relative. On her odyssey of perpetual torment through the cold and lonely city of Manchester, Ollie must put her trust in a plethora of bizarre characters and uncover bitter truths, all while walking the blurry line between fantasy and reality. Who (or what) is puppeteering this chaos within the ring road? What do they want? The doors are open: step inside and learn the true meaning of human suffering, in that place they call Pomona. (https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/pomona)


Member: Iona Champain

Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61)

2nd-12th, 14th-26th

Two women, one diagnosis and approximately seven different bathrooms: Flushed follows a changing time in the lives of inseparable sisters, Jen and Marnie. When Marnie is diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency, her life is altered and the relationship between the two girls is tested. Flushed is a play about the everlasting bond that is made within the cubicle walls: where friendships are formed, secrets are shared and girls poo.

Dick Barton and the Tango of Terror

Member: Matthew Thomasson

The space on north bridge (venue 36)

August 3-4 6-11

Evil foreigners are at large, British Dick and his trusty working-class sidekicks face a ticking time bomb to foil a ruthless Latin love thug’s plot before he steals every pearl necklace in London. Will they defeat the forces of evil or suffer a foreign teabag?! BAFTA award-winning, The Television Workshop hits the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a hilarious live BBC Radio Drama from the iconic 1940s secret agent Dick Barton. Theatre/comedy, directed by MEN award-winning Rachel Brogan. Starring Matthew Thomasson, Max Evans, Georgia Scholes, Sarah Sweeney, Natasha Burgess and Bella Band.

The Improv Musical

Member: Daisy Lee

C Venues

1st-27th August

Ready to take the Edinburgh Fringe by storm for the fifth year running, hit show The Improv Musical returns! Guaranteed to leave you roaring with laughter, this Fringe favourite is packed full of hilarity, musical mayhem and excitement. Based entirely on audience suggestion, no show is ever the same: every performance is the opening and closing night! Watch your ideas come to life as you suggest the characters, the setting, and even the show title (the punnier the better). Complete with memorable tunes, catchy lyrics and the occasional dance routine, the show really is in your hands!

Eat Your Heart Out

Member: Mia Georgis/ Lee Simmonds/ Charlotte Dowding/ Ella McCallum/ Philippa Lawford

Paradise Green

4th-26th August

Eat Your Heart Out is a coming-of-age comedy about a woman’s struggle for self-acceptance amidst the pressures of the clean-eating, body-positive and fitness-focused Instagram generation. Full of humour and heart, it rewrites the enduring myths that women are forced to consume: from the forbidden fruit to the poisoned apple, from one generation to the next. A devised work, written and created in the rehearsal room, this is a play about eating much too little or far too much.

Comedy of Errors

Member: Jason Imlach

Underbelly - Ermintrude

1st - 14th August

An adaptation of the classical text by the wickedly talented Toby Hulse performed by Bristol Old Vic Theatre Students which has enjoyed PREVIOUS FIVE STAR SUCCESS at the Fringe (Broadway Baby - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014). Now being taken up again in a glorious reimagining, with a brand spanking new cast, featuring live singing, dance and original music


Member: Jessica Murdoch

Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61) ​

2nd - 26th August 2018, 2.40pm

Experimental multimedia sketch show from Cambridge Footlights regulars for the fake news era. Set in a world where all comedic speech is banned, the performers start an illicit underground club where they must use physicality, projections, sound and the audience themselves to make you laugh. Coming to the Fringe fresh from runs in Cambridge, Durham and London, this highly original show has received criminally good reviews and is about the importance of communication, the dangers of censorship and the universal appeal of comedy. Relaxed performances on Wednesdays.

The Footlights International Tour Show 2018: Pillow Talk

Member: Meg Coslett

Pleasance Dome

1st-27th August

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show is the biggest show of the year. Join ‘the most renowned sketch troupe of them all’ (The Independent) as they embark on another exceptional world tour, performing to over twenty thousand people across two continents. Last year's tour travelled to London, Edinburgh, California, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, New York, Cambridge, and many more. Don’t miss your chance to see the latest on offer from the group that launched many of the greatest names in comedy, including Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Mel Giedroyc, John Cleese, Miriam Margolyes, Hugh Laurie, Mitchell and Webb, Richard Ayoade, Olivia Colman, John Oliver and Sue Perkins.

Dining Al Desko

Member: Mia Georgis


3rd-26th August

Dining al Desko is a new comedy from playwright Alastair Curtis. In the form of three monologues, the play occurs in a London open-plan office in which three colleagues butt heads. Julie, the fastidious and overworked secretary, resents Trish, her yoga-loving, #cleaneating new rival. Meanwhile, Tom, the company's one-man finance department, has found himself in hot water after an investigation has been launched into his business practices. Hundreds of thousands of pounds have gone missing—and so has the company boss, Mark.

What the Feminist?!

Lucy Pollock

The Space on the Mile

3rd - 11th August (not 5th)

Sexism getting you down? Never fear! Join us as we dismantle the patriarchy, one song and dance at a time. Fresh from a sell-out, five-star run in London What the… Feminist?! is an action-packed sketch show, featuring original songs and questionable choreography. Acclaimed by critics as “a cross between The Book of Mormon and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” (London Theatre 1) and “the perfect balance of witty and uncomfortable” (Thoughts from Jasmine), you won’t want to miss Bits ‘n’ Bobs Theatre Company’s Edinburgh Fringe debut.


Member: Asha Osborne-Grinter

Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker

1-27 not 8/15

There were [female beat poets], they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. If you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up. There were cases, I knew them, someday someone will write about them.” - Gregory Corse

New York, 1962. Beat poet Elise Cowen commits suicide. Her family incinerates all but eighty-three of her poems. A moving celebration of her life and commemoration of her death, Elise intertwining her surviving works with dramatised interviews, piecing together the true story of the woman shrouded in Allen Ginsberg’s shadow.

The Imrproverts

Member: Francesca Sellors

Bedlam Theatre (Venue 49)3rd-27th AugustThe Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy troupe enters into its 29th year at the Fringe! Returning for another year of fast-paced, high-energy and consistently enjoyable comedy based entirely on audience suggestions. Always different, always funny.

3 Years, One Week and a Lemon Drizzle

Member: Kate Donnachie

Underbelly, Bristo Square (Venue 302)

1st - 27th August (not 13th)

The show pieces together Alexandra and Kate Donnachie's sometimes heart-breaking but often hilarious memories of growing up together and managing their close bond when older sister, Alexandra, developed a severe eating disorder. When Alexandra (finally) decided to ask Kate what that time was like for her, she began cooking up ideas for this autobiographical show – albeit before Kate agreed to be in it. This is a performance that recalls on touching memories, shares laugh-out-loud anecdotes and melts Mars bars to bring to stage a story about living with an eating disorder.


Member: Hannah Roze Lewis

The Mint Studio, Greenside, Infirmary Street

21st-25th August (6.25-7.25pm)

I AM NOT YOUR WOMAN' is an original play by Hannah Roze Lewis, inspired by #metoo and real sexual assault stories. Part naturalism, part stylized storytelling and set to a powerful soundtrack of spoken word and song, this piece aims to raise awareness. We also take inspiration from Euripides' 'Medea'.

Face 2 Face

Member: Luke Mazzamuto

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)

3rd-25th (not 12th,19th)

Technology is becoming a greater force within our society; everyday we are becoming more dependent on it. Set 20 years in the future, we see the story of Ben and Emma who are different from the norm. They share one thing in common: the desire to escape from this high tech world, which is easier said than done. But no matter how much you rely on technology, you cannot dispute the true power of human connection.

Achilles' Heel: TLC

Member: Ryan Watson

Forest Theatre, Greenside @ Infirmary Street

6th - 11th August

Tony believes in the healing powers of stories; Iain’s been scrubbing his fingers since 3am; Saffron’s stalking her piano teacher. The group emerges: ready for therapy. But Cressida deflects her gaze. Punished for love, what can she hope for? Inspired by medieval Scots poet Henryson’s The Testament of Cresseid. In a performance style that’s eclectic and raw, children become adults. 'Superbly written/directed by Suzanne Marston… a stunning piece of ensemble theatre' ***** (BritishTheatreGuide.info, on Early Hours, 2013). 'Hard pushed to be beaten across the country... just so truly brilliant' (NT Connections, 2017).


Member: Jessica Friend

CC Blooms, Bar-Bados, The Street-Basement Lounge 8/9/10th August

Through wine, laughter and tears, Louise explores the pressures of life and love. A one woman show, Cabernet. Jessica Friend plays Louise Darling, a charismatic bar singer accompanied by Daniel O’Brien on piano as Francis, a timid pianist.

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