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Invisible Show II

Sun 21st Aug – Tue 27th Sep 2011

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“RED SHIFT 15th VISIT TO THE FRINGE WITH EXCITING ORIGINAL FORMAT SHOW STRAIGHT FROM LATITUDE FESTIVAL”

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Red Shift Theatre Co.

SUMMARY

Week 3 The Pleasance Courtyard Venue 33 Outdoors (umbrellas provided in bad weather)

21st Aug 2:00pm & 4:30pm, 22nd – 27th Aug 11:30am, 2:00pm & 4:30pm daily.

Tickets online or at the Pleasance and Fringe box offices.

The Company: Veterans of 14 Edinburgh Festivals, Red Shift’s GET CARTER was a landmark in 2006. In 2009 they returned with an intense micro-theatre event, THE FALL OF MAN. This explicit drama charting the breakdown of an adulterous relationship, played in a single bed surrounded by a small intimate audience, sold out and won new fans for a company that has presented groundbreaking shows over 27 years. Numerous 4 star reviews included: “Red Shift are a terrific company… another provocative piece… a tribute to the kind of fleeting passions that make life worth living” – Scotsman “A branding iron of sex and guilt” - Metro.

INVISIBLE SHOW II: Two years later Red Shift are back with an entirely new theatre form, by turns bleak, funny, heart-warming, drenched in humanity, played outdoors by actors mingling with the crowd and accessed by an audience wearing wireless headphones. Created by Red Shift founder Jonathan Holloway, and underscored with Jon McLeod’s haunting electronic music, Invisible Show II is the sequel to the production audiences loved in 2010. Everyday life is elevated to the status of high drama, supported by rich words, compassion and wry humour, reassuring us that we are all pretty bad at this thing called 'life'. The actors perform while moving among the crowd. They don’t attract attention to themselves, but the audience is wearing wireless headphones and can hear them with crystal clarity while being lifted onto another plane by the undulating soundscape,. A tired father wrestles with his errant son, longing for reconciliation. A six hour old relationship plunges from ecstasy to bewildered heartache. A mother reveals the secret of a recent termination. A thrilling, secret fling turns dark. A sick woman quietly puts her affairs in order. Two real life scenarios are aired daily, having been obtained by interviewing yesterday’s audience.

Admission: £7.50(£5.50)

Pleasance Courtyard

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