Luke Wright – Silver Jubilee
Crack out the bunting! It’s Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee.
Over twenty-five years, Luke Wright has built up a reputation for being one of Britain’s most popular live poets. He has won an unprecedented four Saboteur Awards (national awards for spoken word), a Stage Award, and a Fringe First. He’s sold out shows across the world and regularly tours with John Cooper Clarke and The Libertines.
This show is an excavation of lives lived and not lived. Wright navigates his audience through a warm and honest hour of poems and stand-up with the directness and pathos that has made him one of the most popular live poets in England. With some wild experiments in form, a nervous kitten called Sir John Betjeman and a healthy smattering of drum n bass, Wright manages to navigate some heart-wrenching material and keep the laughs coming.
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh | 2 – 15 August | 2.55pm
KlangHaus (The Neutrinos) – Darkroom
Developed alongside climate scientists from UEA’s Tyndall Centre and The Barn Aberdeenshire, this is an intense, profoundly emotional, affecting climate chaos wake-up call. Acclaimed at COP26, this is sound and senses virtual reality for the ears. A space to think and reflect from the creators of KlangHaus. Performed in total darkness for one person. ‘Being alone in the dark invites you to imagine being alone with a complete climate breakdown, brings home the power of nature, the powerlessness of a single human in the absence of society. Humans need society’ Catherine Rowett former Green MEP, Professor of Philosophy.
This is an intense, profoundly emotional and affecting climate-chaos wake-up call, sound and senses virtual reality for the ears. A space to think and reflect from the creators of KlangHaus.
KlangHaus: Darkroom can be seen at Lower Church Basement, Summerhall, Edinburgh | 3 – 27 August | 12:00, 12.30, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00 and lasts for 20 minutes
Lucy McCormick – Lucy and Friends
Lucy McCormick is back with her most ambitious medium-concept catastrophic show yet. Join Lucy as she unveils her ensemble cabaret tent spectacular… Unfortunately, she has no friends, no money, and no tent. Still, there’ll be pole dancing, variety acts, strip routines and some quick reworking of social policy. In a despairing world, lonely Lucy creates community, connection, and conversation the only way she knows how.
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh | Aug 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-23 | 5.20pm