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The sequel to Fifty One Shades of Maggie. Maggie Muff and her half-wit pal Big Sally-Ann are planning a birthday party in the pub. But, in the world of Maggie, things never go according to plan.
Please note due to the strong language and themes of an adult nature this show is deemed unsuitable for anyone under the age of 16.
Legendary director, playwright and ?visual wizard' (New York Times), Robert Lepage returns to Edinburgh to perform the European premiere of his new work.
Two brothers, Polyneikes and Eteocles, fight for the crown of Thebes. They kill each other. The rule is strict and clear: whoever dares to bury Polyneikes will be punished with death. Antigone cannot accept the laws that leave one of her brothers unburied and humiliated. State against Ideals, a young woman against a monarch, the whole town, us, inside the arena. How do you get a diamond out of a stone? 'I was born to love, not hate', states Antigone. And there is always a cost for it.
Co-produced by, Theatre de la Ville - Paris and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh International Festival
A mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice is now brought to the stage in this critically acclaimed version of Sebastian Faulks's bestselling novel. An epic tale of love and war set both before and during the Great War. In pre war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep under ground. Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him.
Running time: 160mins (including an interval)
In 1987, Paul Bright, a rebellious young Scottish director set out to stage James Hogg's cult novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner in a series of radical productions across Scotland. In 2010, Untitled Projects began work with the actor George Anton to assemble an archive and exhibition of this almost-forgotten feat of theatre. In search of the truth, they uncovered a story of obsession, reckless ambition, bad behaviour, bitter memories, and love. Listed as one of The Guardian's top ten Best Theatre productions of 2013, Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner is a celebration and sharing of the life and work of a man who redefined Scottish theatre in the 1980s.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. I made a decision. I did this by thinking of all the things I could do and deciding whether they were the right decision or not. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.
An extraordinary visual story told without words, featuring puppetry, illusion and original music. Tommy can't sleep. He hasn't been able to since his mum died a year ago. Since then, life has gone from bad to worse. His dad is grief-stricken, his big sister ignores him and he's become the target for the school bully. Then one restless night, Tommy goes to the window, throws back the curtain and... ...a dragon is looking at him. Straight in the eye. Terrifying and destructive, but powerfully intoxicating, the dragon burns with the anger and hurt that Tommy feels and makes anything seem possible. They go everywhere together as if connected by invisible thread and suddenly life is much better again. But mysterious fires have started igniting across Glasgow's Garnethill.
"...my hand, groping around the universe, has torn a corner open... why did I tear the corner open, if I'm not prepared for the encounter?" Twenty years ago Simon McBurney was given a book. Written by a Romanian who escaped the Ceau?escu regime to reinvent himself as a Los Angeles screenwriter, the book, Amazon Beaming, tells the story of photographer Loren McIntyre, who, in 1969, found himself lost amongst the remote people of the Javari Valley, on the border between Brazil and Peru. It was an encounter that changed his life: bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus. Taking Petru Popescu's account of McIntyre's journey as its compass and using binaural technology to build an intimate and shifting world of sound, Complicite's new production is a set of encounters with nature, with time, and with our own consciousness.
Part of the Edinburgh International Festival
The monarch - Liz. Her most powerful subject - Maggie. Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes. One believed there was no such thing as society. The other had vowed to serve it. Handbagged opens the clasp on the antipathy between two giants of the twentieth century. Based on the critically-acclaimed short play from Women, Power & Politics (Tricycle, 2010)
Bertie, the Duke of York, was never meant to be King. Shy, fragile, afflicted with profound stuttering, his occasional public speeches were a torment to himself and worse to those forced to listen. When his older brother David, now Edward VIII, abdicates his throne in exchange for the bed of a twice divorced American with Nazi sympathies, Bertie s wife Elizabeth turns to a Harley Street speech therapist from Australia: Lionel Logue. What transpires in the privacy of Logue s consultation room is the heart of this drama. Can Bertie, the reluctant King, be ?cured to get through his Coronation, and even more daunting, speak via the BBC to anxious millions throughout the world, rallying the troops, a nation, and an Empire to defend democracy? At the crucial moment comes the disclosure that Logue is not what he seems. Carefully researched, this is the true story of a friendship that changed history.
A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn't know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark. This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray's seminal work takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from post-war Glasgow School of Art to the sinister underground Institute, from the heavenly city of Provan to the hellish Elite Caf?, combining science fiction, realism, fantasy, and playful storytelling.
A thrilling reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of love, loss and desire. On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid rises to the surface, leaving childhood behind forever when she falls in love with a mortal prince. She knows she can no longer live at the bottom of the ocean - but must she destroy herself in order to be loved?
Plundering this haunting tale for its dark, mythic power, Shared Experience (Jane Eyre, After Mrs Rochester, Bront?) transport the story to a contemporary setting in this spellbinding new production.
"My teachers called me extraordinary. Mum called me strong-willed. My boss said I was a great asset. Now everyone calls me evil". Molly's different, but is she a monster?
'Fringe Sell-Out' company Squint return with a warped and exhilarating journey through the mind of a sociopath.
Private James Randall left Helmand six years ago. But as he's about to discover, Helmand is still very far from leaving him. On Remembrance Sunday, in an attempt to repair the broken relationship with his young son, the two worlds of civilian Britain and the front line of Afghanistan brutally and catastrophically collide. Much Further Out Than You Thought shines a different light on the very human cost of war.
In 2012 actor and director Herbert Fritsch caused a sensation at Berlin's Volksbuhne Theatre with his sumptuous and hilarious staging of what was considered an unstagable work. Murmel Murmel is a play by Swiss artist Dieter Roth consisting of 178 pages of dialogue using only one word, Murmel. The result is a side-splittingly funny eighty minutes of mind-altering slapstick, cringe-inducing costumes and a psychedelic surging set - a Dadaistic embrace of nonsense and hilarity in glorious technicolor. You could call it a satirical comment on today's hysterical, overexcited turbo-society or you could simply enjoy the brilliantly choreographed insanity.
Part of the Edinburgh International Festival
'Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.' (Marguerite Duras). Kirsty's mother is inappropriate, embarrassing and definitely unusual. For 25 years Kirsty accepted crazy as conventional. All mothers are slightly insane, right? But Kirsty's mother isn't like all mothers... If you're raised in madness who tells you what's normal? Based on a true story, this solo show is a frank, funny and deeply touching tale of Kirsty McKenzie and her schizophrenic mother. Join Kirsty as she attempts to distinguish her mother from the madness, the one subject no one wants to mention.
Occasional use of strong language. Duration: 1hr. Suitability: 14+
The inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J.M. Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan. Two acts of hysterical disaster ensue. Don't miss this hilarious new comedy from the creators of West End smash hit comedy The Play that Goes Wrong. To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Rites a powerful and provocative production exploring the deep-rooted cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation. This ritual of enforced cutting has been performed for centuries and millions of girls worldwide, often as young as five years old, are still subjected to it. The reasons are complicated. It depends who you are, and it depends what you've been taught. Some things are simple though: FGM is still happening across the world. FGM is happening in the UK, here and now.?? Rites is based on recent interviews and true stories from girls affected across the UK; mothers who feel under pressure to continue the practice, and the experiences of midwives, lawyers, police officers, teachers and health workers trying to effect change in communities. The show weaves different perspectives into a multi-voiced production exploring the complexities, misconceptions and challenges involved in trying to change, what is to many, a fundamental rite of passage.
Performed verbatim by six actors, STAND relays the stories of people who have chosen to act for their cause, as they tell of moments of bravery from everyday life. They're ideas about how we fight for a better, more sustainable future; how we live more equitably alongside those with whom we share our planet; how we build our families and communities and how we keep moving forward in the face of greed and corruption, and our own doubt and fear.
Troublesome People tells the story of a pacifist couple and two German internees working on the same Manx farm between 1940 and 1941. How they relate to each other, the couple who employ them and a local Quaker highlights the plight of individuals, surviving on the periphery of a global war - whether by choice or circumstance.
Edinburgh Fringe. This event takes place at Venue 40, Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victor5ia Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
Identical twins, beautiful women and revolting servants in this eighteenth century romp. This delightful farce centres on Zanetto and Torino, identical twins of totally dissimilar character. The stupid one, Zanetto, is engaged to the pretty and pert Rosura, while the brave and dashing Torino, who is also a brilliant fencer is in love with the beautiful and intelligent Beatrice. Neither twin has seen the other since childhood and when they both arrive in Verona at the same time, misunderstandings and confusions abound.
A diabolical 100-year-old granny who's literally eating her family out of house and home. She's already eaten their fish and chip shop into bankruptcy and now she's working her way through their kitchen cupboards, pushing the Russo family to desperate measures just to survive beyond 1977. As proud head of the family, Cammy is determined that The Minerva Fish Bar will rise again and that family honour will be restored - and all in time for the Queen's upcoming Jubilee visit. But before Cammy's dream can come true and before Her Maj can pop in for a chat, a single sausage and a royal seal of approval, the family members must ask themselves how far they will go to solve a problem like Yer Granny. Adapted from the Argentinian comedy classic La Nona