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Theatre Uncut : In Opposition

Theatre / Political, Roundabout Theatre, Summerhall, Venue 26a, 10:00 until the 30th August Theatre Uncut: In Opposition presents a selection of six shorts from the theatre company of the same name. Set in Summerhall’s cosy ’roundabout’ tent amidst light and smoke, these plays explore political themes through personal stories. The first two plays were blistering, hard-hitting indictments of recent […]

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Confirmation

Theatre / Political / New Writing, Summerhall, Venue 26, 11:50 until 29th August. Confirmation is a stunning solo performance by Chris Thorpe, tackling confirmation bias and the challenge of talking to people with whom we profoundly disagree. Part of the Northern Stage programme at Summerhall, and jointly produced by Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin, this […]

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E15

Theatre, Gilded Balloon, Venue 14, 19:45 until 31st August. Entering the small venue, I am assailed by sound: someone’s shouting into a mike, music is on, and as I traipse into the first of six or seven short rows of seats, the performers are already on stage, chanting their slogans, not more than three feet […]

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Loud Poets

Spoken Word, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 9pm until the 31st August Loud Poets is a spoken word event with a lot of noise behind it. Six different spoken word performers present, backed by a three-piece band with keyboard, violin, cajón, and occasional singing. The poets, from the excellent Scottish-based collective of the same name, perform with […]

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Disorder

Theatre, C Venues – C Nova, Venue 145, 14:30 until 31st August. Disorder is a harrowing re-telling of bipolar disorder and its impact on a woman and her family and child, based on the childhood experiences of one of its writers (Joey Thurston & Cameron Lintott). Performed in a small room, on arrival eerie music […]