Theatre

Ed Fringe: Last Chance to Catch Limb(e)s, Anguis and Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency

Limb(e)s 
What does it mean to hold onto or let go of one another in our “darkest hour”?
This summer, aerialist-dancer Gabrielle Martin (Canada) and dancer-acrobat Jeremiah Hughes (United States), left the comforts of Cirque du Soleil in order to premiere their new show, Limb(e)s (Ci Company).Limb(e)s is visceral aerial dance-theatre set in the limbo beyond loss. Using two bodies and the surrogate limbs of aerial rope, it explores the inevitable solitude at the core of our mortality and our struggle to hold onto or let go of one another across multiple planes. Limb(e)s combines emotionally raw physicality with a haunting original soundscape by Canadian composer Nicolas Bernier, and an evocative costume design of Kinbaku ropes by French designer Coline Dubois- Gryspeert. The result is a hypnotic, destabilizing narrative full of mourning, distant hope, and eerie beauty, where the content is as original as the interdisciplinary form used to express

Venue: Assembly Roxy, Central 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Time: 21:25 Running Time: 50mins
Dates: 31 July – 25 August. Previews 31 July and 1 August Bookings: assemblyfestival.com0131 623 3030 or Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall.

Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency by Nathan Bryon

When Dexter’s mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it’s up to Dexter and his best friend Winter to get her out. On their journey to uncover the truth and free mum, their detective work leads them to some surprising discoveries. Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency is a madcap adventure story for all the family from one of the writers behind CBeebies hits Rastamouse, Apple Tree House and Swashbuckle. Watch Interview:  https://www.facebook.com/AltAfrica/videos/pcb.467793410445853/467791740446020/?type=3&theater

Dates: Aug 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 Where: Venue 26 – Roundabout is Paines Plough’s beautiful pop-up in-the-round theatre.

Angius by Sheila Atim

Cleopatra’s death by asp is a common myth, largely scientifically disproven. Set in a broadcast recording center, Anguis is an imagined conversation between the great pharaoh Cleopatra and a contemporary immunologist. Join us in the studio as we unpack Cleopatra’s story, exploring alternatives to the fetishised popular truth. A story exploring our responsibility to seek the truth in a post-truth era. This debut piece from Olivier Award winner Sheila Atim will feature original music. Commissioned by Avalon and BBC Arts. Read our interview with Sheila here.

Dates: Aug 19-26 Where:  http://www.gildedballoon.co.uk

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