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.  

Tickets here.


Michelle Barnette Productions and Flipping the Bird with HighTide present  

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. 

 Tickets here.


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  

Tickets here.


Vicky Graham Productions in association with HighTide and Something For The Weekend present 

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. 

Tickets here.


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 

Tickets here.



HighTide’s Edinburgh mentoring scheme is kindly supported by The Backstage Trust and the Barbara Whatmore Trust.


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