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Solo Show, Storytelling

Beware the Beasts

Scotland was once full of magical beasts, absolutely full of them: bog goblins, dragons, naughty fairies, brownies, bony-backed horsemen... all sorts. For the last two hundred years they’ve kept themselves to themselves but recently, with lockdown and humans quietly stuck in their homes, the beasts have become braver and now they’re back. For your protection, storyteller Shona Cowie introduces the most fearsome of these creatures, provides case studies from successful monster-evaders such as Granny and wee Jamie and will instruct you on the most effective ways to avoid being squashed, trapped in a rock or turned into a nugget. Enhanced PerformancesRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Thursday 11 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Poetry, Political

Fire Is Not the Only Element

Full of laughter and tears, this is poetry as entertainment. Punctuated with true-life stories and song. Packed with humanity, compassion and pithy observations on life. From womanhood to war, from class and punk to love, and the beautiful game. Moving, funny, gaspingly honest. Expertly written and performed. 'Absolutely joyous, funny and emotional.' 'Told so simply, with great depth. A talent indeed.' (Audience Reviews). For previous shows, Bonnie Fechters and Gie's Peace: 'Deeply moving… mellow singing… charismatic' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Brilliantly dark humour' **** (ScotsGayArts.com). Socially Distanced performance Thursday 18 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Solo Show, Storytelling

Green Knight

Christmas at Camelot and a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur's finest knight. But what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Winner of Best Female Actor award at Buxton Fringe 2018. Performed and written by Debbie Cannon. Directed by Flavia D'Avila with dramaturgy by Jen McGregor. 'Superlative... storytelling theatre' ***** (FringeGuru.com)'A captivating performance... storytelling at its very best' **** (AllEdinburghTheatre.com)'Enthralling, spine-tingling' **** (BroadwayBaby.com) Accessible PerformancesTouch Tour: Fri 12 & Sat 13 AugRelaxed Performance: Sat 13 AugSocially Distanced Performance: Sat 13 Aug A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Contemporary, Folk

Heal and Harrow (*now Rachel Newton solo)

*Please note, due to personal circumstances this show has now changed to a solo performance by Rachel Newton. Rachel will perform an intimate acoustic set, drawing on some of the material from Heal and Harrow, alongside her usual solo work across the three nights. Whilst this is not a Heal and Harrow performance we would still dearly love your support for what will be an excellent musical performance. All current ticket holders will be contacted directly. Thank you. Singer and harpist Rachel Newton draws on poems and ballads that are hundreds of years old, working them into her contemporary compositional style to create a rich sound that is ambitious, original and unique. Rachel works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling. A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of The Shee, The Furrow Collective and is a part of the Lost Words: Spell Songs. Rachel has been awarded Musician of the Year at both the Scots Trad Music Awards and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her albums To The Awe and Here's My Heart Come Take It were shortlisted as one of Scotland's top 10 outstanding albums in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award in 2021 and 2017. She was awarded a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for Best Music and Sound for her work with the Rowantree Theatre Company. Co-founder of The Bit Collective, a group focusing on equality and diversity in folk and traditional music, Rachel has organised various campaigns and events, including the Trad. Reclaimed: Women in Folk festival at Kings Place, London in 2019. Heal and Harrow Information (no longer being performed) Hugely acclaimed on its release in album form, Heal and Harrow pays a humanising tribute to the victims of the Scottish Witch Trials. A dark period in Scotland's history when an estimated 2,500 people were executed, 80% of whom are thought to have been women. This new writing is based on specially commissioned stories by celebrated author Mairi Kidd – tales inspired by and in remembrance of real women who were persecuted and tried as witches, along with characters from folklore and mythology enshrined in Scottish oral traditions. Accompanying visuals by Alison Piper. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Theatre, Storytelling

Is This a Dagger?

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes... Andy Cannon returns to the Netherbow stage to tell Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again. 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying first-class theatre for everyone over eight' **** (Herald)'Strikingly heartfelt and intelligent… immensely classy stuff' **** (Scotsman)'Inventive and clever' ***** (Stage) Enhanced PerformancesRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Sunday 14 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Compilation, Poetry

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

The Loud Poets are bringing the top spoken word talent the Edinburgh Fringe has to offer to the Scottish Storytelling Centre! With a unique line-up of poets at each show, Loud Poets: Best of Fringe proves that spoken word is something for everyone at this year’s festival. The final show on 28th August is the Loud Poets: Fringe Slam. Poets are invited to sign up for our annual Slam to win a slot at Nationals and a cash prize of £250. Apply via this online form. Tickets can be bought for individual shows or you can take advantage of the our Double Bill Discount, exclusive to the Scottish Storytelling Centre website, to spend the evening with us and see more poetry for less! ‘Go listen to Loud Poets and hear them say the things you’ve been trying to say yourself’ Shane Koyczan ‘Full of life, energy and humour, the Loud Poets are making poetry for the masses’ VoiceMag ‘A wonderful evening that will appeal to poetry lovers and poetry-sceptics alike’ EdFringeReview.com ‘The most reliably entertaining spoken word show at the Fringe’ The Wee Review Please note all performances are 1 hour with the exception of Fringe Slam on Sunday 28th August. The performance on Thursday 11th August 8:30pm is being sold at reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Music, True-life

Miss Lindsay’s Secret

Come in. Shut the door. Open the box. What’s inside? A museum curator finds hidden letters binding Glenesk to Canada’s Klondike gold rush. But should she tell their intimate secrets? A true tale of sewing and 1900s sexting revealed by the Curator, the Musician and the Man: Maria MacDonell, Georgina MacDonell Finlayson and Alan Finlayson. Original live music and archives bring the past to the present and Scotland to the world. ‘An outstanding and heartbreakingly beautiful play’ **** (Jenny Gilruth, Scottish Culture Minister)‘Powerful’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com)‘A delight’ **** (BritishTheatreGuide.info)‘Confidently sweeps us away’ **** (TheWeeReview.com) Enhanced PerformanceBSL Interpreted & Socially Distanced - Monday 22 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Storytelling, Historical

Mohan: A Partition Story

A timely piece of theatre for 2022 and the 75th anniversary of the Partition in India, Mohan: A Partition Story is a piece of oral storytelling which retells the experiences of renowned storyteller Niall Moorjani’s Grampa. With first-person telling from Mohan’s perspective the performance is moving, visceral, emotive and at times hilarious. The story is interwoven with fascinating, haunting historical insight and sardonic humour. Two strands of storytelling and history combine to create an evocative and thought-provoking performance set to live music. Contains strong language/swearing and themes which some audiences may find distressing. Enhanced PerformancesRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Sunday 14 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Comedy, Solo Show

Moira in Lockdown

She’s back! Following two hilarious instalments of The Moira Monologues (Fringe First Winner 2017) Falkirk’s Hardest Woman faces her toughest challenge: surviving a pandemic with only vodka, fags and BFF Babs on Zoom. Take that, Bear Grylls! Journey through the highs and lows of lockdown with writer-performer Alan Bissett returning as 'the most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade' ***** (Scotsman) as she lusts after Joe Wicks, rages at Cummings, and grows her own weed (might as well, seeing as the f*ckin' world’s ending, eh Babs?). Directed by Sacha Kyle. Contains strong language/swearing. Socially Distanced performance Tuesday 16 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Visual Art, Contemporary

Sagas and Seascapes

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orcadian composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen's Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens. Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022 Enhanced PerformancesAudio Described, Relaxed & Socially Distanced - Wednesday 17 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Visual Art, Contemporary

Sagas and Seascapes (Online)

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orcadian composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen's Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens. The pre-recorded perfomance of this show will be broadcast on YouTube (7pm) followed by a live Q&A via Zoom (8.30pm). Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Online

subvenue Online

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Performers of Colour, Storytelling

The Girl and the Dragon

Get ready for a fantastical show to warm the heart and bring joy to people young and old alike. Join our hero Toral on the adventure of a lifetime as she swims uncrossable rivers, braves impassable forests and scales unclimbable mountains, all to fight a great and terrible dragon. Performed by the delightfully talented Niall Moorjani and Minnie Wilkinson, this story proves that heroes can come from anywhere and villains aren’t always what they seem. 'Not only was The Girl and the Dragon entirely heartwarming, but it filled us with hope.' (TheNorwichRadical.com) Enhanced PerformancesRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Thurs 11 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Puppetry, Storytelling

The Man Who Planted Trees

This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past 14 years, with repeat appearances at the Sydney Opera House and Off-Broadway. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling. 'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown ups. Terrific' (Guardian).'It is very, very rare to find something that appeals as effortlessly to adults and children as this magical show' ***** (Scotsman)‘Cannot be recommended too highly’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info) Enhanced PerformancesBSL Interpreted - Saturday 27 AugustAudio Described & Socially Distanced - Wednesday 17 AugustTouch Tour available Wednesday 17 August, please contact Reception to book A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Storytelling, New Writing

The Not So Ugly Duckling: A Play for Grownups

We think we know this story. But when two older women retell a familiar tale, they find dark places and unanswered questions. Entering life’s gloriously chaotic duckpond, they celebrate the pains and joys of lives well-lived. Maria MacDonell and Jo Clifford write and perform this novel storytelling reimagining, directed by Ian Cameron and with designs from Ali Maclaurin. (Lighting Design by Roddy Simpson, Sound Design by Georgina MacDonell Finlayson) Contains themes which some audiences may find distressing. Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022 Enhanced PerformancesBSL Interpreted - Friday 19 AugustAudio Described & Socially Distanced - Sunday 21 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Music, Storytelling

The Village and The Road

A personal and collective story about rural depopulation, told through storytelling, live music and theatre. Tom Pow draws on his travels for this emotive journey exploring abandonment of the countryside, refugee crises and the great thinning of the natural world, whilst The Galloway Agreement musicians draw on their wide experience of European musical traditions, enlarging the emotional landscape and driving the narrative. ‘All human life is here, and if we cannot easily express what has been lost in the decline of rural places, we surely know it’s gone.’ (Patrick Laurie) Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022 Enhanced PerformancesBSL Interpreted - Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 AugustRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Tuesday 23 AugustTouch Tour available Tuesday 23 August, please contact Reception to book A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Music, Storytelling

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck is an international award-winning production concerning the legacy and mythology of a Pitlochry bin man who flew beyond the summit of his art and changed Scottish music forever by defying established tradition and pushing to the absolute edge of what was possible. Take whatever romantic notions you have of the bagpipes and leave them at the door. Herald Angel and Scottish Arts Club award-winning show returns to Edinburgh. Written by David Colvin. Directed by Tom Freeman. ***** (ScottishField.co.uk) ***** (TheWeeReview.com) Contains strong language/swearing and themes which some audiences may find distressing. Socially Distanced performance Monday 15 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Storytelling, Traditional

Traditional Tales of Scotland

Scotland is a land of myths and legends. From fairies and selkies to castles and kelpies, these stories have inspired writers, storytellers, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Join us for a relaxed and fun storytelling session with some of Scotland's best storytellers as they share the wonderful, and sometimes wild, traditional tales that have shaped the myths and legends of this country. Immerse yourself in traditional oral storytelling for Scotland's Year of Stories 2022. Daily Schedule Friday 5th August: Fergus McNicol Saturday 6th August: Claire McNicol Sunday 7th August: Ruth Kirkpatrick Monday 8th August: Fiona Herbert Tuesday 9th August: Alice Fernbank Wednesday 10th August: Marion Kenny Thursday 11th August: Bea Ferguson Friday 12th August: Daniel Serridge Saturday 13th August: Franziska Droll Sunday 14th August: James Spence Monday 15th August: Marie Louise Cochrane Tuesday 16th August: Michael Kerins Wednesday 17th August: Dougie Mackay Thursday 18th August: Amanda Edmiston Friday 19th August: Jane Mather Saturday 20th August: Owen Pilgrim Sunday 21st August: Linda Perttula Monday 22nd August: Lea Taylor Tuesday 23rd August: Heather Yule Wednesday 24th August: Bob Mitchell Thursday 25th August: Beverley Bryant Friday 26th August: Joanne Urwin Saturday 27th August: Beverley Casebow Sunday 28th August: Nicola Wright Illustration by Annalisa Salis. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Storytelling, Traditional

Wee Seals and Selkies

In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance evoking Scotland's northern seashores. Based on two of Janis Mackay’s much-loved books, The Wee Seal is the true tale of a seal born in the storyteller’s garden while The Selkie Girl is a retelling of the much-loved magical selkie myth blending fiddle music and traditional storytelling to create the atmosphere of the sea and shore. 'A gem of a show' (Primary Times). Socially Distanced performance Wednesday 10 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Music, Storytelling

With The Devil’s Assistance

Sit down, I’ll tell you a story... Maggie Osborne made a deal with the devil to bring prosperity to the high street, and built a business in just one night with Auld Horny himself. The town boomed, so the people burned Maggie alive. The deal broke though and whilst I’m not saying any of this is true… just look at the state of Scotland's high streets now. Call a town meeting! A highly physical storytelling performance from Shona Cowie, with original live music from accordionist Neil Sutcliffe. Contains themes which some audiences may find distressing. Enhanced PerformancesSocially Distanced - Sunday 7 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Solo Show, Storytelling

Beware the Beasts

Scotland was once full of magical beasts, absolutely full of them: bog goblins, dragons, naughty fairies, brownies, bony-backed horsemen... all sorts. For the last two hundred years they’ve kept themselves to themselves but recently, with lockdown and humans quietly stuck in their homes, the beasts have become braver and now they’re back. For your protection, storyteller Shona Cowie introduces the most fearsome of these creatures, provides case studies from successful monster-evaders such as Granny and wee Jamie and will instruct you on the most effective ways to avoid being squashed, trapped in a rock or turned into a nugget. Enhanced PerformancesRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Thursday 11 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Poetry, Political

Fire Is Not the Only Element

Full of laughter and tears, this is poetry as entertainment. Punctuated with true-life stories and song. Packed with humanity, compassion and pithy observations on life. From womanhood to war, from class and punk to love, and the beautiful game. Moving, funny, gaspingly honest. Expertly written and performed. 'Absolutely joyous, funny and emotional.' 'Told so simply, with great depth. A talent indeed.' (Audience Reviews). For previous shows, Bonnie Fechters and Gie's Peace: 'Deeply moving… mellow singing… charismatic' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Brilliantly dark humour' **** (ScotsGayArts.com). Socially Distanced performance Thursday 18 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Solo Show, Storytelling

Green Knight

Christmas at Camelot and a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur's finest knight. But what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Winner of Best Female Actor award at Buxton Fringe 2018. Performed and written by Debbie Cannon. Directed by Flavia D'Avila with dramaturgy by Jen McGregor. 'Superlative... storytelling theatre' ***** (FringeGuru.com)'A captivating performance... storytelling at its very best' **** (AllEdinburghTheatre.com)'Enthralling, spine-tingling' **** (BroadwayBaby.com) Accessible PerformancesTouch Tour: Fri 12 & Sat 13 AugRelaxed Performance: Sat 13 AugSocially Distanced Performance: Sat 13 Aug A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Contemporary, Folk

Heal and Harrow (*now Rachel Newton solo)

*Please note, due to personal circumstances this show has now changed to a solo performance by Rachel Newton. Rachel will perform an intimate acoustic set, drawing on some of the material from Heal and Harrow, alongside her usual solo work across the three nights. Whilst this is not a Heal and Harrow performance we would still dearly love your support for what will be an excellent musical performance. All current ticket holders will be contacted directly. Thank you. Singer and harpist Rachel Newton draws on poems and ballads that are hundreds of years old, working them into her contemporary compositional style to create a rich sound that is ambitious, original and unique. Rachel works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling. A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of The Shee, The Furrow Collective and is a part of the Lost Words: Spell Songs. Rachel has been awarded Musician of the Year at both the Scots Trad Music Awards and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her albums To The Awe and Here's My Heart Come Take It were shortlisted as one of Scotland's top 10 outstanding albums in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award in 2021 and 2017. She was awarded a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for Best Music and Sound for her work with the Rowantree Theatre Company. Co-founder of The Bit Collective, a group focusing on equality and diversity in folk and traditional music, Rachel has organised various campaigns and events, including the Trad. Reclaimed: Women in Folk festival at Kings Place, London in 2019. Heal and Harrow Information (no longer being performed) Hugely acclaimed on its release in album form, Heal and Harrow pays a humanising tribute to the victims of the Scottish Witch Trials. A dark period in Scotland's history when an estimated 2,500 people were executed, 80% of whom are thought to have been women. This new writing is based on specially commissioned stories by celebrated author Mairi Kidd – tales inspired by and in remembrance of real women who were persecuted and tried as witches, along with characters from folklore and mythology enshrined in Scottish oral traditions. Accompanying visuals by Alison Piper. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Theatre, Storytelling

Is This a Dagger?

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes... Andy Cannon returns to the Netherbow stage to tell Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again. 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying first-class theatre for everyone over eight' **** (Herald)'Strikingly heartfelt and intelligent… immensely classy stuff' **** (Scotsman)'Inventive and clever' ***** (Stage) Enhanced PerformancesRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Sunday 14 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Compilation, Poetry

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

The Loud Poets are bringing the top spoken word talent the Edinburgh Fringe has to offer to the Scottish Storytelling Centre! With a unique line-up of poets at each show, Loud Poets: Best of Fringe proves that spoken word is something for everyone at this year’s festival. The final show on 28th August is the Loud Poets: Fringe Slam. Poets are invited to sign up for our annual Slam to win a slot at Nationals and a cash prize of £250. Apply via this online form. Tickets can be bought for individual shows or you can take advantage of the our Double Bill Discount, exclusive to the Scottish Storytelling Centre website, to spend the evening with us and see more poetry for less! ‘Go listen to Loud Poets and hear them say the things you’ve been trying to say yourself’ Shane Koyczan ‘Full of life, energy and humour, the Loud Poets are making poetry for the masses’ VoiceMag ‘A wonderful evening that will appeal to poetry lovers and poetry-sceptics alike’ EdFringeReview.com ‘The most reliably entertaining spoken word show at the Fringe’ The Wee Review Please note all performances are 1 hour with the exception of Fringe Slam on Sunday 28th August. The performance on Thursday 11th August 8:30pm is being sold at reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Music, True-life

Miss Lindsay’s Secret

Come in. Shut the door. Open the box. What’s inside? A museum curator finds hidden letters binding Glenesk to Canada’s Klondike gold rush. But should she tell their intimate secrets? A true tale of sewing and 1900s sexting revealed by the Curator, the Musician and the Man: Maria MacDonell, Georgina MacDonell Finlayson and Alan Finlayson. Original live music and archives bring the past to the present and Scotland to the world. ‘An outstanding and heartbreakingly beautiful play’ **** (Jenny Gilruth, Scottish Culture Minister)‘Powerful’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com)‘A delight’ **** (BritishTheatreGuide.info)‘Confidently sweeps us away’ **** (TheWeeReview.com) Enhanced PerformanceBSL Interpreted & Socially Distanced - Monday 22 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Storytelling, Historical

Mohan: A Partition Story

A timely piece of theatre for 2022 and the 75th anniversary of the Partition in India, Mohan: A Partition Story is a piece of oral storytelling which retells the experiences of renowned storyteller Niall Moorjani’s Grampa. With first-person telling from Mohan’s perspective the performance is moving, visceral, emotive and at times hilarious. The story is interwoven with fascinating, haunting historical insight and sardonic humour. Two strands of storytelling and history combine to create an evocative and thought-provoking performance set to live music. Contains strong language/swearing and themes which some audiences may find distressing. Enhanced PerformancesRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Sunday 14 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Comedy, Solo Show

Moira in Lockdown

She’s back! Following two hilarious instalments of The Moira Monologues (Fringe First Winner 2017) Falkirk’s Hardest Woman faces her toughest challenge: surviving a pandemic with only vodka, fags and BFF Babs on Zoom. Take that, Bear Grylls! Journey through the highs and lows of lockdown with writer-performer Alan Bissett returning as 'the most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade' ***** (Scotsman) as she lusts after Joe Wicks, rages at Cummings, and grows her own weed (might as well, seeing as the f*ckin' world’s ending, eh Babs?). Directed by Sacha Kyle. Contains strong language/swearing. Socially Distanced performance Tuesday 16 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Visual Art, Contemporary

Sagas and Seascapes

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orcadian composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen's Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens. Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022 Enhanced PerformancesAudio Described, Relaxed & Socially Distanced - Wednesday 17 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Visual Art, Contemporary

Sagas and Seascapes (Online)

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orcadian composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen's Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens. The pre-recorded perfomance of this show will be broadcast on YouTube (7pm) followed by a live Q&A via Zoom (8.30pm). Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Online

subvenue Online

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Performers of Colour, Storytelling

The Girl and the Dragon

Get ready for a fantastical show to warm the heart and bring joy to people young and old alike. Join our hero Toral on the adventure of a lifetime as she swims uncrossable rivers, braves impassable forests and scales unclimbable mountains, all to fight a great and terrible dragon. Performed by the delightfully talented Niall Moorjani and Minnie Wilkinson, this story proves that heroes can come from anywhere and villains aren’t always what they seem. 'Not only was The Girl and the Dragon entirely heartwarming, but it filled us with hope.' (TheNorwichRadical.com) Enhanced PerformancesRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Thurs 11 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Puppetry, Storytelling

The Man Who Planted Trees

This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past 14 years, with repeat appearances at the Sydney Opera House and Off-Broadway. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling. 'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown ups. Terrific' (Guardian).'It is very, very rare to find something that appeals as effortlessly to adults and children as this magical show' ***** (Scotsman)‘Cannot be recommended too highly’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info) Enhanced PerformancesBSL Interpreted - Saturday 27 AugustAudio Described & Socially Distanced - Wednesday 17 AugustTouch Tour available Wednesday 17 August, please contact Reception to book A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Storytelling, New Writing

The Not So Ugly Duckling: A Play for Grownups

We think we know this story. But when two older women retell a familiar tale, they find dark places and unanswered questions. Entering life’s gloriously chaotic duckpond, they celebrate the pains and joys of lives well-lived. Maria MacDonell and Jo Clifford write and perform this novel storytelling reimagining, directed by Ian Cameron and with designs from Ali Maclaurin. (Lighting Design by Roddy Simpson, Sound Design by Georgina MacDonell Finlayson) Contains themes which some audiences may find distressing. Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022 Enhanced PerformancesBSL Interpreted - Friday 19 AugustAudio Described & Socially Distanced - Sunday 21 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Music, Storytelling

The Village and The Road

A personal and collective story about rural depopulation, told through storytelling, live music and theatre. Tom Pow draws on his travels for this emotive journey exploring abandonment of the countryside, refugee crises and the great thinning of the natural world, whilst The Galloway Agreement musicians draw on their wide experience of European musical traditions, enlarging the emotional landscape and driving the narrative. ‘All human life is here, and if we cannot easily express what has been lost in the decline of rural places, we surely know it’s gone.’ (Patrick Laurie) Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022 Enhanced PerformancesBSL Interpreted - Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 AugustRelaxed & Socially Distanced - Tuesday 23 AugustTouch Tour available Tuesday 23 August, please contact Reception to book A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Music, Storytelling

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck is an international award-winning production concerning the legacy and mythology of a Pitlochry bin man who flew beyond the summit of his art and changed Scottish music forever by defying established tradition and pushing to the absolute edge of what was possible. Take whatever romantic notions you have of the bagpipes and leave them at the door. Herald Angel and Scottish Arts Club award-winning show returns to Edinburgh. Written by David Colvin. Directed by Tom Freeman. ***** (ScottishField.co.uk) ***** (TheWeeReview.com) Contains strong language/swearing and themes which some audiences may find distressing. Socially Distanced performance Monday 15 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Storytelling, Traditional

Traditional Tales of Scotland

Scotland is a land of myths and legends. From fairies and selkies to castles and kelpies, these stories have inspired writers, storytellers, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Join us for a relaxed and fun storytelling session with some of Scotland's best storytellers as they share the wonderful, and sometimes wild, traditional tales that have shaped the myths and legends of this country. Immerse yourself in traditional oral storytelling for Scotland's Year of Stories 2022. Daily Schedule Friday 5th August: Fergus McNicol Saturday 6th August: Claire McNicol Sunday 7th August: Ruth Kirkpatrick Monday 8th August: Fiona Herbert Tuesday 9th August: Alice Fernbank Wednesday 10th August: Marion Kenny Thursday 11th August: Bea Ferguson Friday 12th August: Daniel Serridge Saturday 13th August: Franziska Droll Sunday 14th August: James Spence Monday 15th August: Marie Louise Cochrane Tuesday 16th August: Michael Kerins Wednesday 17th August: Dougie Mackay Thursday 18th August: Amanda Edmiston Friday 19th August: Jane Mather Saturday 20th August: Owen Pilgrim Sunday 21st August: Linda Perttula Monday 22nd August: Lea Taylor Tuesday 23rd August: Heather Yule Wednesday 24th August: Bob Mitchell Thursday 25th August: Beverley Bryant Friday 26th August: Joanne Urwin Saturday 27th August: Beverley Casebow Sunday 28th August: Nicola Wright Illustration by Annalisa Salis. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Storytelling, Traditional

Wee Seals and Selkies

In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance evoking Scotland's northern seashores. Based on two of Janis Mackay’s much-loved books, The Wee Seal is the true tale of a seal born in the storyteller’s garden while The Selkie Girl is a retelling of the much-loved magical selkie myth blending fiddle music and traditional storytelling to create the atmosphere of the sea and shore. 'A gem of a show' (Primary Times). Socially Distanced performance Wednesday 10 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Library at Fringe

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Music, Storytelling

With The Devil’s Assistance

Sit down, I’ll tell you a story... Maggie Osborne made a deal with the devil to bring prosperity to the high street, and built a business in just one night with Auld Horny himself. The town boomed, so the people burned Maggie alive. The deal broke though and whilst I’m not saying any of this is true… just look at the state of Scotland's high streets now. Call a town meeting! A highly physical storytelling performance from Shona Cowie, with original live music from accordionist Neil Sutcliffe. Contains themes which some audiences may find distressing. Enhanced PerformancesSocially Distanced - Sunday 7 August A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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