This year, Northern Stage returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a new space at Summerhall, Tech Cube Zero, with an exciting new programme.
A story about the physiology of endurance – when our brains tell our bodies to stop – and the psychology of continuing. A story about preparing mind and body for a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles cycling, then running a marathon.
The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble and Erin Siobhan Hutching
'Of course, you shouldn’t use "sign language".' Inspired by real events, this personal story follows a family finding their way through the Deaf world. A story about parents, about sisters, and about the complex love that binds families together.
Zöe Murtagh and Tory Copeland
Devised by Zöe Murtagh and Victoria Copeland, Sacré Blue is a performance piece confronting anxiety through poetry and storytelling. An uplifting performance about panic attacks based on personal experience and shared stories.
Why do we stop playing? What might make us start again? All those guitars propped up in bedrooms. Voices only heard in the shower. Drum kits taking too much space in garages. It’s time to blow off the dust.
'We want social housing, not social cleansing.' Facing skyrocketing rent and forced relocation out of London, 29 single mothers united to confront Newham Council’s gentrification of their hometown.
Men have all the power. John and John keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them.
Scott Turnbull (presents)
Where do all the dead pigeons go? I could give you the answer right now... but it would ruin the show. Between you and me... I’m still not sure. With felt-tip pens, and his ex-girlfriend's overhead projector, Scott Turnbull takes us on a journey through space and time.
'We step out of our solar system, into the universe, seeking only peace and friendship…' So says the message from the human race on the Voyager spacecraft. But is there, y'know, anybody out there? Alex talked to an astrophysicist to find out.