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60 Pleasance
Edinburgh
EH8 9TJ

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Events at Pleasance Courtyard

  • The Story Beast: Myths, Monsters & Mayhem

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    Wednesday 8th Aug, 3.15pm
    Hairy, ever so slightly scary tales for kids from the multi award-nominated wizard (alias John Henry Falle) and his arch-enemy, Mandy the Witch Who Lives Under The Sink (Funny Women semi-finalist Mandy Dassa). Warning: contains dragons. Songs co-written by kids' favourite Jay Foreman. As seen in the BAFTA Children's Award-winning History Bombs and on tour with ComedyClub4Kids. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality nominee. 'One of the wonders of the Fringe' ***** (Daily Mirror). 'White hot brilliance' **** (Time Out).
    Price(s): £7.50 -£8.50
    Relaxed Performance information
    Show content warnings: Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound. Distinctive smells. Characters expressing anger. Heavily dialogue-driven scenes.
    Audience participation: Audience required to undertake directed movement. Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer.
    Provided for Audience: Permission to move around and make noise. Permission to engage with performer. Show guide or synopsis or character list.
    Character introduction: Yes - Character introduction will happen before the show starts.
  • Sparks

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    Tuesday 14th Aug, 11.30am
    'Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I'm 30. F*ck!' Life is hard to navigate when you've got so many questions. Can I put this jumper in the washing machine? Do you have my birth certificate? Where did you find love? How did you do it? How do you survive? A story of a kamikaze love affair with unexpected consequences. Hilarious and heartbreaking, weaving spoken text with a live original score. Sparks is a two-hander musical about the brain's response to grief.
    Price(s): £8.50 - £10
  • Build a Rocket

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    Tuesday 14th Aug, 4.30pm
    'Scarborough is turning into Tenerife. This is global warming gone wrong. This isn't the story of Icarus and Daedalus. It's Yasmin and Jack. And we won't fly too close to the sun. We'll fly through the f*cker.' Yasmin is young, feisty and living on the edge in Scarborough. She's been dealt a rough hand and has to decide whether to give in or get smart. But can the thing which threatens to ruin her life be the one thing which saves her? A new play by Christopher York, directed by Paul Robinson.
    Price(s): £8 -£9
  • Everything Is Going to Be KO

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    Wednesday 15th Aug, 12.45pm
    One in 10 of us are dyslexic. Yet learning difficulties are sometimes presented as a politically correct way to talk about stupidity. Join Kaiya Stone as she challenges this notion, reflecting on her life from childhood to adulthood, coping with (unknown for the first 20 years) dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. This is a call to arms for a movement that questions the way we are "supposed" to think and demands that we do better for everyone. As featured on the BBC, the i and the Evening Standard. Supported by Old Vic New Voices scheme.
    Price(s): £8.50 - £10
    Relaxed Performance information
    Show content warnings: Characters expressing anger. Heavily dialogue-driven scenes.
    Audience participation: None
    Provided for Audience: Permission to move around and make noise. Permission to engage with performer. Show guide or synopsis or character list.
    Character introduction: Yes - We will come out and introduce ourselves and the relaxed performance at the start of the show.
  • Everything Is Going to Be KO

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    Thursday 16th Aug, 12.45pm
    One in 10 of us are dyslexic. Yet learning difficulties are sometimes presented as a politically correct way to talk about stupidity. Join Kaiya Stone as she challenges this notion, reflecting on her life from childhood to adulthood, coping with (unknown for the first 20 years) dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. This is a call to arms for a movement that questions the way we are "supposed" to think and demands that we do better for everyone. As featured on the BBC, the i and the Evening Standard. Supported by Old Vic New Voices scheme.
    Price(s): £8.50 - £10
  • Sparks

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    Wednesday 22nd Aug, 11.30am
    'Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I'm 30. F*ck!' Life is hard to navigate when you've got so many questions. Can I put this jumper in the washing machine? Do you have my birth certificate? Where did you find love? How did you do it? How do you survive? A story of a kamikaze love affair with unexpected consequences. Hilarious and heartbreaking, weaving spoken text with a live original score. Sparks is a two-hander musical about the brain's response to grief.
    Price(s): £8.50 - £10
  • Everything Is Going to Be KO

    Relaxed Performance icon
    Wednesday 22nd Aug, 12.45pm
    One in 10 of us are dyslexic. Yet learning difficulties are sometimes presented as a politically correct way to talk about stupidity. Join Kaiya Stone as she challenges this notion, reflecting on her life from childhood to adulthood, coping with (unknown for the first 20 years) dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. This is a call to arms for a movement that questions the way we are "supposed" to think and demands that we do better for everyone. As featured on the BBC, the i and the Evening Standard. Supported by Old Vic New Voices scheme.
    Price(s): £8.50 - £10
    Relaxed Performance information
    Show content warnings: Characters expressing anger. Heavily dialogue-driven scenes.
    Audience participation: None
    Provided for Audience: Permission to move around and make noise. Permission to engage with performer. Show guide or synopsis or character list.
    Character introduction: Yes - We will come out and introduce ourselves and the relaxed performance at the start of the show.
  • Songlines

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    Wednesday 22nd Aug, 3.15pm
    Stevie is 17. She’s peak cool, or so she thinks. In the middle of the wide-eyed stagger from girlhood to womanhood Stevie is sent to live in the middle of nowhere with her Grandma. Suffolk – the home of doggers, folklore and Stan. Stan is peak geek, not that he knows. There are secrets in the marshland, songs that will show Stevie the way. Interwoven with beautiful live folk music from award-winning band TRILLS. Songlines is a coming-of-age love story in all its awkward teen glory.
    Price(s): £9.50 - £11
  • Everything Is Going to Be KO

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    Friday 24th Aug, 12.45pm
    One in 10 of us are dyslexic. Yet learning difficulties are sometimes presented as a politically correct way to talk about stupidity. Join Kaiya Stone as she challenges this notion, reflecting on her life from childhood to adulthood, coping with (unknown for the first 20 years) dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. This is a call to arms for a movement that questions the way we are "supposed" to think and demands that we do better for everyone. As featured on the BBC, the i and the Evening Standard. Supported by Old Vic New Voices scheme.
    Price(s): £8.50 - £10