Five site specific shows at the Edinburgh Fringe

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This article is from 2010.

Five site specific shows at the Edinburgh Fringe

Running on Air
Join quirky and charming comedian Laura Mugridge in her vintage campervan and be one of five travellers on a poignant journey through life, love and domesticity. There’s also a spot of fell running and a performance in front of a giant kestrel.
Site: Pleasance Courtyard

Threshold
The grammatically-obtuse 19;29 company make work in ‘undiscovered or under-explored spaces, interrogating the atmosphere and heritage of these spaces and creating performances in response to them.’ To that end, they’ll take you lot on a journey to a castle and a cave, grasping the key to a door. Price includes bus ticket.
Site: Zoo Roxy

The Tempest
Shakespeare’s classic tale of escaping reality is brought to life on a boat in the heart of Leith. Will Prospero's dodgy dealings help him regain his empire? Can Ariel escape his clutches and does Miranda get her man? All aboard!
Site: Mary of Guise Barge

Suspicious Package
Following a sold-out run in New York, this interactive, iPod-laden show unfolds as audience members are guided through their roles via video flashbacks and narrative voiceovers while maps and dialogue are displayed on screen. It’s part theatre, part live video game, part walking tour, and another part film noir.
Site: C too

Reykjavik
Imagine being lost in a foreign country with bright light and fog distorting your view. Created in collaboration with neuroscientist Hugo Spiers, this is an immersive, multi-sensory promenade installation and playful performance about love and fate.
Site: Bongo Club

This article is from 2010.

Suspicious Package

  • 3 stars

Following a sold-out run in NYC, this interactive experience unfolds as audience members are guided through their roles with both aural and visual cues via provided media players. Video flashbacks and narrative voiceovers fill in your backstory while maps of locations and your dialogue are displayed on screen. Part…

The Tempest

'When I waked, I cried to dream again.' Shakespeare's classic tale of escaping reality brought to life on a boat in the heart of Leith. Will Prospero's dodgy dealings help him regain his empire? Will Ariel escape his clutches and will Miranda get her man? Drugs, delusion and deviancy. Mischief, music and mayhem. Fresh…

Running on Air

  • 4 stars

Join quirky and charming comedian Laura Mugridge in her vintage campervan and be one of five travellers on a funny and poignant journey from Lands End to Edinburgh, through life, love and domesticity. Sometimes it's good to take the scenic route. Recreating the beauty of the great outdoors inside the campervan, Laura…

Reykjavik

  • 4 stars

Imagine being lost in a foreign country. Bright light and fog distorting your view. Whatever possessed you to come here? Part travelogue, part detective story, 'Reykjavik' is a journey through a city of extremes - mysterious, absurd and beautiful - in search of a half-forgotten love affair. Created in collaboration with…

Threshold

  • 4 stars

Buy a ticket, start the hunt and take a journey out of the city. Search for the door, escape with the bride and reach for something unreachable. Follow the clues and do what we say if you want to escape. But remember, there are choices, there are always choices. To begin, visit www.1929.org.uk. Price includes a bus…

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