HighTide are pleased to present five new productions at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the majority of which are in partnership with Pleasance Theatre Trust.
HighTide: Edinburgh Presents
HighTide and DugOut Theatre present
Songlines by Tallullah Brown
Directed by George Chilcott
Stevie and Stan are 17. Stevie is peak cool. Stan is peak geek. Interwoven with beautiful live folk songs from award winning band TRILLS, Songlines is a coming-of-age love story in all its awkward teen glory.
1 – 26 August, 15:15 (1h), Pleasance Courtyard Beneath.
Sparks by Jessica Butcher
With original music by Anoushka Lucas
Directed by Jessica Edwards
‘Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my later 20s, have at least one child by the time I’m 30. F*ck!’ Hilarious and heartbreaking, Sparks is a two-hander musical about the brain’s response to grief.
1 – 26 August, 11:30 (1h), Pleasance Courtyard Beneath.
SEDA and Glynis Henderson Productions in association with HighTide present
The Extinction Event by David Aula and Simon Evans
After 60 minutes, mankind will vanish. Hypnotist magicians David Aula and Simon
Evans present an examination of
what happens when science starts thinking for itself. Not the story of a magic trick. The story of real magic.
1 – 27 August, 15:40 (1h), Pleasance Courtyard Above
Thor and Loki by Harry Blake
Fierce, fabulous new comedy musical by Harry Blake. War rages; the End of the World approaches. Despite their destinies,
an unlikely friendship blossoms. Can Thor and Loki find the strength to be themselves and change the world?
1 – 26 August 19:15 (1h15min), Assembly Roxy.
Coin Drop in association with HighTide and Shoreditch Town Hall present
Busking It by Danusia Samal
Cities are full of stories: it’s amazing what you hear if you stop and listen. Drawing on a busker’s decade on the tube, this piece of gig-theatre gives voices to passers-by, blending chance encounters with live music.
15 – 27 August, 12:45 (1h), Pleasance Courtyard Upstairs
HighTide’s Edinburgh mentoring scheme is kindly supported by The Backstage Trust and the Barbara Whatmore Trust.