Online@theSpaceUK Season 1
theSpaceUK were one of the very few Edinburgh Fringe venues to channel their energy over the summer into building a substantial online programme, and the results were appreciated by audiences and critics alike! theSpaceUK’s virtual project, Online@theSpaceUK, was designed to give companies and shows a creative outlet - with work specifically written or produced during lockdown being the primary focus. They responded in their droves and thanks to their creativity, passion, and sheer hard-work, Online@theSpaceUK presented a programme that fittingly embraced that global festival spirit that the show must go on!
How would Lady Macbeth spend Lockdown? As a YouTube life-coach with a dodgy past ... Susanne Sheehy is the mentor you daren't ignore in Three Chairs and a Hat's extract from Nia Williams's musical LADY M, directed by Alice Evans.
At first, Audrey revels in the unexpected gift of time at home, but outside influences force changes that could destroy her and all she has worked so hard to achieve.
Why do we buy what we buy, date who we date, or prefer 50p asprins to 1p ones? Most of the time we think we're making rational decisions... but are we? Bernard Ross and neuroscience explain we're predictably irrational.
An Elizabethan Superstar and a heroine of Music Hall meet at the theatre ghostlight and have a 'water cooler moment'. Whilst they muse over their life choices, the stars of their rivals, Will Shakespeare and Marie Lloyd shine ever brighter.
A reflective look at coming of age, coming out and coming some conclusions. Written during lockdown uncertainty, Posy explores sexuality, friendships and standing out whilst fitting in this light hearted and heart warming show.
Lockdown is lifting and while most are delighted, an agoraphobic woman braces herself to return to the struggle of getting out. It's time to tell you what it's like. Because maybe some of you are feeling the same
A Woman watches her neighbors, usually with a bag of chips in hand, to investigate the possible disappearance of a man.Front Window isa farcical story of an isolated armchair detective, desperate to prove her vigilance will save lives.
First we taught Artificial Intelligence to drive. Then we taught it to feel. But when a driverless car runs over Neil's girlfriend, both Neil and the A.I. are having to learn grief. Is emotion just a glitch in our programming?
A 10-minute drama, set in COVID-19 lockdown and inspired by real events, about lust, betrayal, revenge and tins of pain(t).
Eight months into her gap-year adventure, Sarah hasn't phoned home for weeks. But now, stranded in South America by a global pandemic, she's finally made contact. A humorous take on the mother-daughter bond and communicating during the age of lockdown.
Marcy is queer and her Mum has MS, caring for her mother and trying to find a job she actually likes in the city, life is hard, plus she keeps falling for the wrong girls and it seems this time, it might be different.
With 2020 hindsight (magnified by hernew designer reading glasses) The Fabulous TT aka Tish Tindall asks where the year has gone, why she will never be painted green, and what on earth happened to her under-there-webcam-wear?
Five years after the tragedy of Bly Manor, the world wants answers. Now researchers begin to uncover the sinister truth. Based on Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, Nine Knocks presents a modernised tale of the ghosts within ourselves.
SPRING' tells the story of a group of teenagers, as they rebel against their controlling parents, struggle to navigate love, and deal with tragedies around themthey begin to discover their individuality, their sexuality, and ultimately their freedom of choice.
Those Girls shines a light on the important issues riddling our youth today: sexual abuse, discrimination and mental health. Award winner, Abigail Cook’s poem, “How We Survive (Girlhood)” is reinvented and reimagined in this striking, hopeful piece of digital theatre.
Enid's enjoyment of her twilight years has been overshadowed by government guidelines produced for care homes in response to a global pandemic. In this moving monologue, Enid invites you into her world in the age of lockdown.
Melody's forgotten how to sing. Can online teacher Evangeline Gibson retrieve her voice? Three Chairs and a Hat present THE SINGING LESSON, an extract from Nia Williams's musicalMelody, starring Guy Brigg and Marilyn Moore and directed Wayne T Brown.
During the Covid19 pandemic, Seth moves out of his home, post divorce. He's helped by friends, who've all lost track of time, each other and the world outside. The Move opens old wounds and hilarious insights about themselves and America.
Life is hard just now, for everyone. For those who's life was hard before though, well you can imagine. Watch a snapshot into the lives of some who struggled with everyday life in normal times, you might just be surprised.
What are the books saying behind the TV pundits? Using only titles found on her own shelves, Anne gives them voice in a poignant poem that is both tender and funny. You'll never arrange your books alphabetically again.
Adrian bravely attempts to enter the Boom Room for a school reunion. However, technological and personal challenges along the way lead to an experience that will probably resound with many people right now, as he struggles to be digitally woke!
Live from New York, it’s comedian Lori Hamilton’s one-woman variety show. Featuring Opera Product Placement • Lori’s Cats Tell Kid’s Jokes • Winning at Work During Covid • A Tipsy Midwest Mom • Audience Questions!! What more could you ask for? Cats
During lockdown, the Wet Paint crew have decided to do some redecorating. We hope that you can catch a glimpse of our alternations soon, but in the meantime enjoy the opinions of those lucky enough to catch a sneak peak.
Do you believe in ghosts? When there's no-one else in the house, it can be difficult to decide. Three Chairs and a Hat present HAUNTED, a study of isolation and obsession, written and performed by Nia Williams.
Afraid of how her traditional parents will react when she tells them she is both bisexual and proposing to Nora, Lucy seeks inspiration from historical gay and bisexual women, gaining enough confidence to leave the bar and tell her parents.
A post-apocalyptic folklore tale told to a generation of children raised underground.Re-counted through shadow puppetry, we learn of when mankind was driven below the surface of the Earth by a deadly virus.
Join acclaimed 'Mystery maestros' Highly Suspect for a hilarious interactive online murder mystery which you, the audience, must solve! There's a fiendish plot, evidence to examine, and cryptic clues to crack, but can you catch the killer and deduce whodunnit
This short play captures one small theatre company's attempt to rehearse for their new musical during lockdown, an online rehearsal spirals into chaos as they discover that rehearsing online is easier said than done.
Gaffs, jokes and foibles of COVID-19, presented by furloughed comedian, Jacob Hulland. From his kitchen table Jacob covers the entirety of the lockdown experience. Sit back, socially distance, put the kettle on, pop to Durham for some milk and enjoy.
Until the Ad Break is an absurd comedy sketch set just before the end of the world. Follow plucky daytime TV hosts Francine, Dale, and their weather reporter Gabriel as they come to terms with impending apocalypse live on air.
A light-hearted comedy following the clueless Tim and Samantha, as they sit down to interview hopeful applicants for their brand new tech firm. Get your CV ready as we beg the question... ‘on the scale of 1 to 10’
Covidity, comorbidity, and don't BLAME the BAMEs. This show has rhythm and incision. Come and hear what the Poetical Cellist has been playing in lock-down, and the poetry it's provoked.'A wry perspective, an edge to his bow. Arresting.'
Award winning guitarist Geoff Robb will be performing his show The Music of Trees online. Original guitar music inspired by nature with tree stories, his beautiful compositions blend his classical training and his love of Spanish and Celtic music.
Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform selected songs by both artists, and consider their compositions and influences on each other.Presented in an acoustic bluesy style with tight sibling harmonies.
Bringing electricity, sparkle and frills, Saltire Burlesque Academy present, an amateur, highly energetic cabaret show choreographed to the beat of rock. the dancers tantalise, possessed by the throbbing music and the dark decadence of rock sounds. Seductiveness at its best.
It will take more than a pandemic stop the irrepressible Glummer Twins from celebrating the joys, absurdities and indignities of ageing. Stand-up, socially distanced spoken word from the Beat Generation.
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