Site-specific theatre

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Site specific theatre highlights at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

15 Jul 2014

Conventional theatre spaces too run-of-the-mill? How about a boxing gym, a beach, bed or bus?

Out of Water. Live art clashes with music and rubs up against theatre in probably the earliest show at the Fringe. Stories of endeavour are interwoven with haunting music, lifeguard drills, calls for help and struggles for breath featuring a score by…

Blood and Roses

11 Aug 20113 stars

Multi-sensory journey with history’s courageous women

Edinburgh’s tendency towards the wet would seem an admonishment against a promenade performance. The northeast’s Poorboy, whose raison d’être is the site specific, doesn’t shy away from the less sunny sides of life. Listening via individual headsets…

Four site-specific shows to catch at Edinburgh 2011

20 Jul 2011

What Remains and You Once Said Yes among highlights

What Remains. Theatre company Grid Iron celebrates ten years on the Fringe with this eerie piece set in the bowels of Edinburgh University. Music comes courtesy of composer David Paul Jones. Even in Edinburgh/Glasgow Poet Ishbel McFarlane takes the…

David Leddy’s Sub Rosa

9 Aug 20104 stars

Atmospheric, immersive Victorian promenade horror story

David Leddy’s Sub Rosa was originally created for the dark nooks and crawlspaces of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. But its new home, the symbol-festooned Masonic Lodge in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, is such a perfect fit for the Victorian gothic…

David Leddy's Sub Rosa

16 Jul 2010

Gothic late-night promenade through Masonic lodge

This gothic Victorian promenade show takes a small audience on a late-night tour of a Masonic lodge. Ghosts lead you through hidden rooms and into derelict corners, the darkness beyond getting more profound as the intensity of your anxiety rises with…

Five site specific shows at the Edinburgh Fringe

15 Jul 2010

Running on Air Join quirky and charming comedian Laura Mugridge in her vintage campervan and be one of five travellers on a poignant journey through life, love and domesticity. There’s also a spot of fell running and a performance in front of a giant…