Saturday, 23 July 2016

Preview: Northern Stage at Edinburgh Summerhall

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Northern Stage at Summerhall

including: RashDash | Unfolding Theatre| Hannah Nicklin 
The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble |Zoe Murtagh & Tory Copeland | Third Angel
 LUNG | Scott Turnbull

Edinburgh Summerhall
Saturday 6th - Saturday 27th August 2016

Northern Stage return to one of the Fringe’s most critically acclaimed venues to host an ambitious new programme of work from the North of England and beyond. Last year’s programme included Open Clasp’s Key Change - winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, and the Fringe First Award-winning Going Viral by Daniel Bye.

Artistic Director Lorne Campbell said, “Northern Stage is delighted to return to Edinburgh for a fifth year with an incredible group of artists. This year’s programme is diverse, political, contemporary and hugely ambitious. Our artists are taking on some huge questions and ideas ranging from the politics of housing and poverty, through to the human struggles of creating community, negotiating gender, living with disability, anxiety and grief and not forgetting the vast questions of ‘are we alone in the Universe?’ and ‘What does happen to all the dead pigeons?

Photo: Richard Davenport

Multiple Fringe First award-winning duo RashDash return to the Edinburgh Fringe after a fouryear break with the world première of Two Man Show, a playful performance on masculinity, gender and language.

Co-written by Helen Monks (Channel 4’s Raised by Wolves and new BBC ONE sitcom Upstart Crow with David Mitchell), Sheffield’s LUNG explore one of the most prominent yet ignored issues in Britain today in E15; the true story of 29 single mothers who, when faced with the treat of skyrocketing rent of forced eviction, launched a campaign that pushed housing to the top of the political agenda.

Unfolding Theatre - Ross Millard
Following 2014’s critically acclaimed Lands of Glass, Unfolding Theatre return with Putting the Band Back Together. A personal story about revisiting forgotten dreams and lost passions, the cast includes Ross Millard, singer and guitarist of The Futureheads, and every show features a house band of local ex-players. Read the North East Theatre Guide review from the shows first show in Sunderland HERE.

People of the Eye
Sophie Stone and Erin Siobhan Hutching
Photo: David Monteith-Hodge
The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble with Erin Siobhan Hutching present People of the Eye – a personal story about parents, sisters and the love that binds families together created for Deaf and hearing audiences. Devised with Sophie Stone who recently starred as Cass (a strong Deaf character) in BBC ONE’s Doctor Who and was the first deaf person to study at RADA, this new show uses projections, sound, live performance and creative accessibility (BSL, spoken English and captioning).

Hannah Nicklin
Equations for a Moving Body
Photo: Niall Coffey
Northern Stage Title Pending award-winner Hannah Nicklin’s Equations for a Moving Body is a one-woman show about the physiology of endurance – when our brains tell our bodies to stop – and the psychology of carrying on. Hannah said: “I’m delighted to be bringing Equations for a Moving Body to Edinburgh, not just because of the rich community of runners, swimmers and cyclists in and around the city, but because at the heart of my relationship with endurance sport is a good friend who lived in Edinburgh, and whose death brought me to the start line of my first

Sacre Blue
Photo: Chris Bishop
Inspired by punk music, science lessons and Kate Bush's dancing, Northern Stage’s current Title Pending award-winners Zoe Murtagh & Tory Copeland tackle mental health issues head on in Sacré Blue.

Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?
Stand-up meets astrophysics in 600 People - an entertaining show exploring our place in the cosmos from Sheffield’s Third Angel. Scott Turnbull and award-winning writer, actor, comedian, director and musician Ed Gaughan take us on a journey through space and time using felt-tip pens and Scott’s ex-girlfriend's overhead projector in Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?


Hannah Nicklin: Equations for a Moving Body
Sat 6 – Sat 27 August 2016 (except Wednesdays) 11:00 (12:25) £11 / £9 concs

Deaf and Hearing Ensemble: People of the Eye
Sat 6 – Sat 27 August 2016 (except Wednesdays) 13:00 (14:00) £11 / £9 concs

Sat 6 – Sat 27 August 2016 (except Wednesdays) 18:30 (19:40) £11/ £9 concs

RashDash: Two Man Show
Sat 6 – Sat 27 August 2016 (except Wednesdays) 20:15 (21:25) £11 / £9 concs

Third Angel: 600 People
Thu 18 – Sat 27 August 2016 (except Wednesdays) 14.45 (15.50) £11 /£9 concs

Scott Turnbull: Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?
Sat 6 – Sun 27 August 2016 (except Wednesdays) 22.05 (23:05) £11 / £9 concs

Unfolding Theatre: Putting the Band Back Together
Sat 6 – Sun 27 August 2016 | 18:50 (19.55) £12 / £10 concs

Zoe Murtagh & Tory Copeland: Sacré Blue
Sat 6 – Tue 16 August 2016 (except Wednesdays) 14.45 (15.45) £11 / £9 concs


For full details or to book tickets online visit or call the Summerhall Box Office on 0131 560 1581 Online booking link .


To get to Northern Stage at Summerhall, please follow signage and directions for Summerhall, where you will be directed towards the Northern Stage venue. If you visited them at King's Hall in 2014 you'll find they haven't moved far.
Summerhall is notably located at the east end of the Meadows park, in close proximity to
George Square, The Festival Theatre.
Walking: Just a short walk from The Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and the Edinburgh Bus Station.
Bus: Lothian Bus Routes 3, 5, 7, 8, 29, 31, 47, 49 (to/from
South Clerk Street) and 42, 67 (to/from our front entrance).
Bicycle: There are railings internally and externally for bikes to be locked to.
Car: There is pay and display parking around the vicinity of Summerhall, conveniently around the Meadows.

Northern Stage at Summerhall Summerhall, 1
Summerhall Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
General Enquiries: 0131 560 1580

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