Under The Floorboards is an insight into the disturbing life of misfit Ed. This young virgin plays with dead bodies and still hears his mother’s bible-bashing from beyond the grave. The character is based on the infamously gory Ed Gein, who inspired many classic horror flicks. These references are clear in Simon Shaw’s production, complete with Leather Face masks and Buffalo Bill's tuck and pose. Although some key aspects of Gein’s case, such as the killing of Mary Hogen and Beatrice Worden are included, this is not a comprehensive biography.
This lo-fi fable follows Otto, a twelve-year-old boy enamoured with Boudicca and 90s-era chatrooms, as he discovers something mysterious, ancient and dangerous lurking in his home. Between an older sister moaning for a cell phone and bullies on and offline, adolescent growing pains are on display... yet something otherworldly is stirring within the walls, something his granny whispers between puffs of her cigarette is a treacherous troll.
This comedy musical focuses on the life of ordinary office worker Bryony Buckle who, with the help of a big, scary syringe and a blast of lightning, is transformed into Vulvarine: the saviour of womankind. Complete with meninist arch-enemy The Mansplainer and love interest/ dude in distress Orson Bloom, this production flips the tired tropes on their heads and plays out-with the gender norm.
Snapshots is a series produced under the manipulate Festival, Puppet Animation Scotland’s annual celebration of innovative visual theatre and animated film.
Beguiled is a double-bill of two haunting and imaginative pieces by surreal visual theatre company, Invisible Thread.
Where better to stage a show set in the imagined frozen north than the less than cosy main hall that is Assembly Roxy.
This year, London based master puppeteers, Blind Summit, bring their UK première of Henry: A Puppet Possessed, that was produced in association with the Italian Cultural Centre in Pistoia, il
Canada’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop may work with small figures but they are absolute giants in the field of puppetry.
This August, Edinburgh based visual theatre company Tortoise in a Nutshell returns to the Fringe with their 2015 Imaginate commissioned show The Lost Things.
Trick of The Light and Zanetti Productions brings a haunting tale for children aged 8-13years, all the way from New Zealand.