City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Manipulate Festival

Snapshots 3, manipulate Festival, Traverse Theatre, Review


Snapshots 3 showcased three new works by three companies, each a work in progress and a conceptual teaser of more developed works to come.

Song of the Goat, Traverse, Manipulate Festival, Review

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Expect the unexpected from Compagnie à from Angers in France who bring their acclaimed show Le Chant du Bouc (Song of the Goat) to this year’s Manipulate Festival for its UK Premièr

Fighting Modernists, manipulate Festival, Traverse Theatre, Review


There’s always a bit of a buzz at the manipulate Festival for those special occasions when current leading animators present a selection of work that has inspired them, followed by a short interview a

Women In Puppetry & Animated Film, manipulate Festival, Traverse Theatre, Review


The first day of this year’s manipulate Festival at the Traverse Theatre is a day packed full of animation screenings.

Ragnarök, manipulate Festival 2018, Traverse Theatre, Review

Tortoise in a Nutshell, Ragnarök

Ragnarök (Snapshots 1)

“The world is breaking.”

manipulate 2019

Void - show at manipulate 2019

International, visual theatre, puppetry and animated film combine for the latest incarnation of the manipulate touring fest.

10 Years: manipulate Animation Programme 2, Traverse Theatre, Review


In celebration of manipulate’s 10th anniversary, the best animated shorts shown at the Festival over the last decade have been rescreened this week in two separate programmes.

Touch Me, manipulate Festival 2017, Traverse, review


This intense, claustrophobic visual theatre piece is from the Belgian company Sandman and is one of the extraordinary European premieres that the manipulate Festival should be most proud of.

Make a Hoo, manipulate Festival 2017, Traverse, review

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It’s a part of the human condition to want to connect beyond oneself – to call out from our own small corner in the hope of a returning ‘cooee’ or in this case a ‘hoo’ to know you’re not just whistlin