Category - Contemporary

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Good With Maps

Siren Theatre Co (Australia)

Good With Maps

Theatre (Drama, Contemporary)

C primo (theatre) venue 41 19 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JP
2-28 Aug (not 14) at 17:30 (0hr55)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50
Recommended 12+
This multi-award winning performance essay celebrates the power of literature to transport us to places both real and imagined. ‘An exquisite production, knotty, agrarian and ideologically blasphemous… untamed and necessary, lyrical and intense’ Lisa Thatcher.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Beyond Broadway Productions

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Musicals (Contemporary, Musical theatre)

C too (main house) venue 4 St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW
3-28 Aug at 20:40 (1hr35)
Tickets £12.50-£14.50 / concessions £10.50-£12.50 / children £7.50-£9.50
Recommended 12+
Hit musical exploring the relationships between the tenants at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Florida, particularly between Pippi, the stripper on the run, the Dr Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie, and Jeannie’s tollbooth-collector husband Norbert.
The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash

Leoe & Hyde in association with FoxTale Productions

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash

Musicals (Contemporary, Musical theatre)

C royale (studio 1) venue 6 22 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
2-28 Aug at 18:00 (1hr10)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 12+
Following a tragic loss, three women struggle to overcome the anxieties of living in modern-day London. Featuring a contemporary drumming score. ‘Exhilarating… the atmosphere was electric’ TheOxfordCultureReview.com.
Katie and Pip

Tin Can People

Katie and Pip

Theatre (True-Life, Contemporary)

C (+2) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
20-28 Aug (even dates only) at 12:20 (1hr00)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / children £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 12+
Celebrating the relationship between a Type 1 Diabetic and her self-trained Medical Alert Assistance Dog; watch dogs be humans and humans be dogs as this chaotic and unpredictable collision of youth unfolds.
Like a Prayer

Corinne Maier (Switzerland)

Like a Prayer

Theatre (Contemporary, International)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
20-28 Aug at 20:00 (1hr30)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / children £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 14+
This piece asks questions of belief and seeks answers within personal encounters. After a research in a Swiss convent, performers meet on stage and confront their experiences with their own beliefs while nuns speak for themselves on the screen.
Like Dolphins Can Swim

Gone Rogue Productions

Like Dolphins Can Swim

Theatre (New Writing, Contemporary)

C royale (studio 2) venue 6 22 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
13-27 Aug (odd dates only) at 20:00 (1hr20)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 14+
The day two children promised to spend as their superhero alter-egos has arrived, but Captain Hero-Man and The Mighty Hedgehog are older now… A story of friendship, loss, secrets – and saving the world.
Little Boy

My Complex (Japan)

Little Boy

Theatre (Contemporary, Historical)

C royale (studio 3) venue 6 22 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
2-28 Aug (not 15) at 16:00 (0hr50)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / children £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+
‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ So said my father. At the farewell address, I am thinking of him, the truth, and a man destroying the world. Little Boy explores what the innocence means.
Looking for Mummy: Nazanin’s Story

Howell Productions

Looking for Mummy: Nazanin’s Story

Theatre (Contemporary, True-Life)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie’s Close, 304 Lawnmarket EH1 2PS
20-27 Aug at 19:55 (1hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 12+
Uncovering the true and still unfolding story of Nazanin: her imprisonment in Iran, her relationship with her baby daughter who is also trapped, and the lengths people will go to for family.
Luocha Land

National Theatre of China

Luocha Land

Physical (Physical Theatre, Contemporary)

C (+3) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
2-12 Aug at 17:50 (1hr10)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / children £6.50-£8.50
Recommended PG
Venture to the dark reaches of a strange apocalyptic world in this thrilling piece of physical performance from National Theatre of China, featuring a talented, 12-strong cast. ‘Reaches a new height for Chinese physical theatre’ Beijing Youth Daily.
Medea on Media

Seongbukdong Beedoolkee (Korea)

Medea on Media

Theatre (Contemporary, Physical Theatre)

C (+3) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
2-28 Aug at 20:50 (1hr05)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / children £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 12+
Multi award-winning take on this classic tale. Medea sacrificed everything for love, only to be abandoned. A truly 21st century televisual exploration of her revenge. ‘The perfect synthesis of the classic and the hyper-contemporary’ Sinais Em Linha.
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