This new play by an award-winning writer Michael Barry, starring Ciaron Davies (Game of Thrones, Manson Family Massacre) and directed by Stephen Church. We follow Shakespeare in his lodgings as he works on three of his best known plays, tortured by ghosts from the past and the outside world, even King James, he descends into mania as he creates King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra and Macbeth. This is an evocative depiction of London and Jacobean England during the plague, and of genius in isolation.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 18.5 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 30mins
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of revenge, set in post-Napoleonic France, is reworked as a powerful and dynamic rock opera. We begin amidst Edmond’s imprisonment and follow his escape and transformation into the Count of Monte Cristo. He plots and studies his enemies, those responsible for his false arrest and 14 years in jail. Will vengeance destroy his soul, or will he be able to escape his own terrible thirst for revenge?
SHOW DETAILS: VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 18.45 SHOW DURATION: 55 mins
1888: a string of brutal murders terrorises the residents of Whitechapel in London. The detective in charge begins to suspect someone close, but who? He is ignored by his peers, he is determined to bring the Ripper to justice. As the body count rises, he begins to question his own sanity as he spirals deeper and deeper into the mind of the world’s most notorious killer. The blood is on whose hands? Step behind the knife and find out from the Ripper!
VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Stage DATES: 5th to 27th August TIME: 19.10
The poignant tale of a writer and musician, Jon Lawrence, who walked 500km over five deserts on five continents to grieve for his father and raise money for a cancer charity. Personal, funny and featuring pictures and footage from the Sahara, Rangipo, Wadi Rum, Atacama and Mojave deserts, Good Grief: Five Deserts in Search of My Father is not to be missed.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 10th August and 13th to 27th August TIME: 17.00 SHOW DURATION: 55mins
Named one of the Best Undiscovered Comedians in America by Thrillist Magazine, Seattle comedian Andrew Frank delivers a hilarious set about growing up as a pastor’s kid, finding queer joy beyond fundamentalist Christianity, and performing subversive stand-up for more than a decade in America’s Bible Belt. In an hour of rapid-fire jokes, Frank takes aim at the constructs and symbols of evangelical Christianity, re-contextualizing them through the lens of empathy, creativity, and scepticism. Provocative and fiercely vulnerable, Frank creates moments of collective healing and euphoria through the liberating power of laughter.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 19.30 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
A jukebox musical of what life was like for Jim growing up in 70s Edinburgh. Lots of laughs and tears from this fantastic cast and production. 11 years of sell-outs can’t be wrong. His story takes us to the school disco, the playground, New Year at his granny’s, the primary 1’s nativity play and also what went on behind the bike sheds! Told through music, scenes and narration this story that will have you laughing and crying in equal amounts, it’s a must for Edinburgh locals and festival goers.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 20.10 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 10 mins