BOX CLEVER nabokov and The Marlowe Roundabout @ Summerhall, Fri 4–Sun 27 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 4.40pm, £11–£13 (£9–£11). Moving, truthful and darkly comic, Box Clever by nabokov’s associate-playwright Monsay Whitney, with music performed by Avi Simmons, is a new play about one woman’s experience of a refuge and a mother’s commitment to do the best for her daughter. THE CLASS PROJECT Rebecca Atkinson–Lord Summerhall, Thu 17–Sun 27 Aug (not 21), 8.40pm, £12 (£10). Previews Tue 15 & Wed 16, £10 (£8). This is a show about belonging. About tribes and families. About the place you belong because you were born there and the places you change yourself to try and belong in. A new work from Rebecca Atkinson-Lord.
DATES – AT THE SPEED OF SOUND! Ace–Production / From Start to Finnish Summerhall, Sat 5–Sun 27 Aug (not 3, 14, 21), 7.45pm, £12 (£10). Previews Wed 2 & Fri 4 Aug, £8 (£6). This show from Helsinki blends high-energy LOVE, BOMBS AND APPLES AIK Productions / Turtle Key Arts Summerhall, Sat 5–Sun 27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 1.30pm, £12 (£10). Previews Wed 2 & Thu 3 Aug, £8. Set against the backdrop of worldwide political
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theatre with low-risk speed dating. Starting out with a comedy about romantic encounters (two shows play on alternating nights), the performance opens into an interactive experience so audiences can i nd a (potentially romantic) encounter of their own. Written by prolii c Finnish screenwriter John Lundsten, and directed by Julian Garner. Part of the Start to Finnish showcase. instability with the looming threat of civil unrest, Hassan Abulrazzak’s play presents a trio of stories: Love in the Time of Barriers focuses on a Palestinian actor; Level 42 on a young man in Bradford jailed on suspicion of terrorism; and The Apple on a disenfranchised young man in London. Part of the Arab Arts Focus Edinburgh Showcase.
£¥€$ (LIES) – ONTROEREND GOED Big in Belgium, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Vooruit, Richard Jordan Productions Summerhall, Sat 5–Sun 27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 6.30pm & 8.30pm, £14 (£12). Preview Fri 4 Aug, £10. Ontroerend Goed invites you to get under the skin of the well–to–do, the 1%, the super rich, the ones who pull the strings, the faces we never get to see. From the company behind Fringe sensations, Internal, Fight Night, A Game of You and last year’s Fringe First-winning World Without Us.
(I COULD GO ON SINGING) OVER THE RAINBOW FK Alexander with Okishima Island Tourist Association Summerhall, Fri 11–Sun 27 Aug (not 13–15, 18, 21, 22, 25), 8pm, £10 (£8). FK Alexander returns with her Total Theatre Award-winning sell-out 2016 show. Singing live to the recording of the last time Judy Garland sang ‘Over the Rainbow’ against a wall of noise, (I Could Go On Singing) Over the Rainbow is an intimate experience for a small audience to stand hand-in-hand with the performer. With live accompaniment from Glasgow–based noise band Okishima Island Tourist Association. Part of Made in Scotland 2017. LISTS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD fanSHEN Summerhall, Fri 5–Sun 27 Aug (not 14, 21), 1.45pm, £12 (£10). Previews Wed 2 & Thu 3 Aug, £8. Lists . . . is a show composed entirely of crowdsourced lists. Over 200 people to date have contributed to fanSHEN’s show, which promises an uplifting experience, connecting audiences of diverse interests and ages through the power of a good list. 2016 Live Lab bursary winner; co–commissioned by ARC.
MOUTHPIECE Quote Unquote Collective / Why Not Theatre / Aurora Nova CanadaHub @ King’s Hall in association with Summerhall, Fri 4–Sun 27 Aug (not 8, 15, 18, 22, 25), 3.30pm, £10 (£8). Preview Thu 3 Aug, £8. The critically acclaimed, multi award–winning Mouthpiece makes its UK premiere. Created and performed by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken, the show explores the inner conl ict that exists within a modern woman’s head. Following its North American tour, Mouthpiece found a high-proi le champion in Hollywood actress Jodie Foster, who said the show left her ‘speechless’.
WORKSHY Katy Baird Summerhall, Fri 4–Sun 27 Aug (not 3, 9, 16, 21), 9.10pm, £12 (£9). Preview Wed 2 Aug, £9 (£7). Looking through the lens of labour, Workshy is a powerful and honest portrayal of the relationship between class and aspiration. Glasgow-born, London-based activist Katy Baird has spent the last 20 years working in various jobs, from Burger King to Butlins – and most recently as an artist and arts administrator. Here, she presents a history of her employment life, with added disco music.