Four site-specific shows to catch at Edinburgh 2011

What Remains and You Once Said Yes among highlights

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This article is from 2011.

Four site-specific shows to catch at Edinburgh 2011

What Remains
Theatre company Grid Iron celebrates ten years on the Fringe with this eerie piece set in the bowels of Edinburgh University. Music comes courtesy of composer David Paul Jones.
Traverse @ University of Edinburgh Medical School Anatomy Department, Teviot Place, 0131 228 1404, 4–28 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), times vary, £17–£19 (£12–£13). Preview 4 Aug, £12 (£6).

Even in Edinburgh/Glasgow
Poet Ishbel McFarlane takes the audience on a ‘literal and literary tour’ from Edinburgh to Glasgow aboard a ScotRail train. Simply buy a return ticket and prepare for some poetic ponderings.
Meet under the departure boards at Waverley Station, 07814 985 357, 13 & 20 Aug, 11.30am.

May I have the Pleasure … ?
Adrian Howells regales us with his best man experiences as guests gatecrash a wedding breakfast.
Traverse @ The Point Hotel, Bread Street, 0131 228 1404, 17–28 Aug (not 20, 25, 26), times vary, £17–£19 (£12–£13). Previews 15 & 16 Aug, £12 (£6).

You Once Said Yes
Keep saying yes and this one-on-one interactive show may never end, as Look Left, Look Right Productions take you on a part city tour-part theatrical adventure. Meet 15 minutes before show time at Underbelly box office.
Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, 3–29 Aug (not 16), every ten minutes 12.30–2.50pm, £12 (£12.50). Previews 3 & 4 Aug, £12.50 (£10).

This article is from 2011.

You Once Said Yes

  • 4 stars

‘It's your story, you decide.' This one on one interactive experience unfolds with you at the heart of it. Compelling and thrilling. Part theatrical experience, part real life, part city journey, keep saying yes and the experience might never stop. If you want something different, where you can gloat about getting one of…

May I Have the Pleasure…?

  • 3 stars

Join Adrian at the last dance of yet another wedding disco in a new performance, which uses humorous, poignant, autobiographical anecdote, original home movie footage, collective reminiscing and all your favourite timeless love songs to contemplate the irony of feeling isolated in the midst of a communal celebration of…

What Remains

  • 3 stars

Between the dusk and the dark, what terrors lie? Join multi award-winning Fringe heroes Grid Iron and composer/pianist David Paul Jones on a journey through life. And death. What happens when our spirit leaves? What mark is left on the world? And what are the connections between the human body and the body of a piece of…

Even in Edinburgh/Glasgow

Are you an Edinburgh person or a Glasgow person? Why does it seem that in Scotland we have to choose? Meet Ishbel McFarlane under the Waverley Station departure boards for a literal and literary tour to Glasgow by train. Buy a return ticket to Glasgow and listen to an exploration of poems and preconceptions live on the…

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