Edinburgh (Festival) Announcement

May 17, 2018

This year we are proud to be associated with four productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Hamilton (Lewis), (sorry), Trainspotting Live (in association with Seabright Productions) and Free and Proud (in association with Em-Lou Productions). We are committed to fighting prejudice through the work we stage, the artists and staff we work with and by producing work for minority audience groups. We believe in fair pay for all on the fringe and create accessible routes for early career artists to stage their work; work we are passionate about.


Hamilton (Lewis)

1-26 August 21:30-22:30


Assembly George Square Studios (Venue 17)


Hamilton (Lewis) is the epic story of a self-starter, who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster. Born and raised in Stevenage, this is the musical story of the most successful British F1 driver in the history of the sport. Blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, discover the petrol-fuelled thrills and spills of the life of Hamilton (Lewis) then, as told by Hamilton (Lewis) now. A brand new musical parody guaranteed to have you in hysterics all the way to the finish line. Not in any way endorsed by Lin-Manuel Miranda... or Hamilton... (Lewis)... or the Pussycat Dolls. From the Olivier award nominated producers... but not the winners of 11 Tony Awards!


Hamilton (Lewis) is directed by Benji Sperring, director of smash hit musicals The Toxic Avenger (Southwark Playhouse, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and West End) and Shock Treatment (King's Head Theatre). Musical Direction by David Eaton of The Mikado, King Tut: A Pyramid Panto (King's Head Theatre). Written by David Eaton and Fiona English, writer of 1127 (Cambridge Junction, Greenbelt) and This is Happening (Greenbelt).



2-27 August 13:35-14:40


Assembly George Square Theatre (Venue 8)


What does it mean to be a millennial? One stands before you, trying to process her three most pressing concerns: job exploitation, crumbling friendship and the imminent apocalypse. She has an overwhelming need to share... and to say sorry. Taking you on a journey from the aisle of a supermarket to the edge of a volcano, Susie Sillett’s bold new work offers an honest and intimate exploration of young people’s experiences in the age of unpaid internships and avocado on toast. Originally produced by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.


Susie Sillett is a writer and theatre-maker, and one of the current Foundry Writers at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Director Jennifer Davis is a Junior Associate director at the King's Head Theatre, after completing their Trainee Resident Directors' scheme. Her past shows include A Haunting, which played the King's Head Theatre and the Vault Festival before transferred to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, and Adam and Eve, currently on at the Hope Theatre.


Free and Proud
2-27 August 14:55-15:50
Assembly George Square Theatre (Venue 8)


Hakeem is Nigerian in America. Jeremy is white and privileged. When disaster hits, they journey into the past to make sense of the present. A searing exploration of a modern marriage from a multi award-winning company. Derek Award for Best Overseas Play (for The Waiting Game).


Trainspotting Live
2-27 August 18:00-19:15, 19:45-21:00, 21:30-22:45

Venue150 at EICC (Venue 150)


Acclaimed immersive adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s classic, staged in a unique tunnel beneath Edinburgh’s streets. The audience are literally part of the action, including the notorious ‘worst toilet in Scotland’ scene. Direct from a global tour, this is a ticket to ride you won’t soon forget. Sold out Fringe 2015, 2016 and 2017 – so book early! Choose life. ‘A big fat hit, just don’t sit near the toilet!’ (NME). ‘Best way to experience Trainspotting. I was shocked and I wrote the f*cking thing!’ (Irvine Welsh).


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