Assembly Roxy Listings

Upcoming shows at the Assembly Roxy

Assembly Roxy
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030
Website: www.assemblyfestival.com/roxy/

Assembly Roxy

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2019
March 2019

Rendition
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Evenings: 8pm (Snug Bar)
Tragic Carpet’s radical new work, based on detailed research by the Rendition Project, tells of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. First performed at Hidden Door Festival in May 2017 and then at Manipulate Snapshots at the Traverse in February 2018, Rendition has been developed into a full-length work that aims to visualise the research findings using an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and visual theatre. Book here.

Approaching Empty
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Central)
In a scruffy minicab office, Mansha decides it’s time to create his own destiny and offers to buy the business from his lifelong friend Raf. As the realities of the state of the company slowly unravel, these two best friends must confront the difficulties of going into business with those closest to them. By Ishy Din and directed by Pooja Ghai. Book here.

From Morning Sun ’till Dine
Thursday 7 – Friday 8 March 2019
Evenings: 8pm (Downstairs)
Chris, the son of wealthy, middle-class Scots, lives in the basement of his parents’ New Town house with fellow student Paul, a working-class Irishman. Tension arises between the two when Paul begins to suspect Chris is bulimic. Book here.

Eugene Onegin
Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 March 2019
Tue, Thurs, Fri Evenings: 7.30pm. (Central)
Robert Hersey directs the Edinburgh Studio Opera in Tchaikovsky’s adaptation of Pushkin’s novel about a selfish man who lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love – and careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. Book here.

InVisible Lines
Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Downstairs)
An intimate and daring odyssey, conceived, written and performed by Kath Burlinson, that uses the human body as a canvas to explore ageing, loss, life-cycles, seasonality, death and defiance. Book here.

IN PROCESS: Good Sex After Bad Sex
Monday 18/Tuesday 19 March 2019
Evenings: 7pm (Downstairs).
That’s What She Said Theatre Company presents Good Sex After Bad Sex: a part autobiographical, part verbatim play exploring women’s journeys as they navigate from sexual violence to sexual pleasure.. Book here.

Feral
Saturday 23 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm (Upstairs)
Innovative visual theatre from Tortoise in a Nutshell that combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes. Joe looks back at the town of his childhood. Bright, vibrant and idyllic, the world resembles a haven of comfort. But as Joe journeys on, walls and lives are peeled back and the story of a community’s fall unfolds around him. Book here.

Leyla Josephine: Daddy Drag
Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Downstairs).
This is a show about dads. Good dads, daft dads, dads who wear slogan t-shirts, dads that put on barbecues, dads that tell dads jokes, dads that are bad at dancing. This is a show about dads who are absent and dads who are not very good dads at all. Daddy Drag asks us to consider how the relationships with our fathers affect us for the rest of our lives. What are the imprints they leave behind? Book here.

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Evenings: 7.45pm (Central).
The debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley. Book here.

April 2019

Kith
Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 April 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Downstairs).
A modern-day folktale of war, migration and homecoming, Kith tells the story of Dani, Glasgow-born son of a migrant mother who has kept her past completely hidden from him. When she dies with her story untold, he sets out on an odyssey to discover the ‘truth’ of who she was and who he is.. Book here.

Achilles
Wednesday 3 April 2019
Evenings: 7.45pm (Upstairs)
Glasgow’s acclaimed Company of Wolves re-imagines the myth of Achilles in a heart-stopping solo performance by Ewan Downie. Book here.

IN PROGRESS: Chasm
Sunday 7/Monday 8 April 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Downstairs).
Taking as its focal point the 2014 bin lorry crash in George Square, Claire McCracken’s new play, delves into the lives of three women in Glasgow over the course of two days: Before and After. It explores how people are both brought together and pulled apart in times of crisis, and asks whether it’s possible to change ourselves, or if we are only ever changed by the things that happen to us. Previewed at the Traverse Theatre last year as part of Wildfire Theatre’s Project #1. Book here.

Hand to God
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Tue – Thurs, Sat: 7.30pm (no show Fri 12).
EGTG with Robert Askins’ very adult comedy that explores the startling fragile nature of faith, morality, and familial ties that bind. Mild-mannered, shy Jason has sought solace in his mother’s Christian puppet ministry after the death of his father. In the basement of a conservative church in Cypress, Texas, Jason discovers a blossoming talent for puppetry and thinks that things might just turn out okay.
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The Myth of the Singular Moment
Wed 17 – Fri 19 April 2019
Evening: 7.30pm (Upstairs)
Two musician-performers take us on a fantastical journey that links four characters interconnecting tales across the multiverse, in a story that explores an existential conundrum of belief. Somewhere out there, has another version of you followed a better path?Book here.

Ladder to the Stars
Thurs 18 Apr 2019
Matinee: 2.30pm
Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars. Simon Puttock’s story is adapted and directed for Visible Fictions by Douglas Irvine. Book here.

What I Know (About What My Grandfather Didn’t Know)
Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 April 2019
Evenings: 7pm (Downstairs).
Based on the true story of Sònia’s Great Grandfather. Breaking the silence established three generations ago, Sònia dives into a sea of old photographs, interviews, memories, fantasies, expectations, frustration and answers that awake more questions, to ultimately celebrate lost youth and the path towards finding our own identity while pursued by the ghost of family expectations. Book here.

The Wake-Up Call
Thursday 25 April 2019
Evenings: 7pm
Colin McGuire’s serious, urgent, and sharply funny theatre piece centred round the process of sleep. It embraces the restorative properties of a good night’s sleep, whilst acknowledging the increasingly unstable, insomniac qualities of a world that can’t seem to find any lasting peace. Book here.

May 2019

SHOWCASE: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Abridged)
Sunday 5 May 2019
Evening: 7.30pm (Upstairs)
A rollicking, epic new adaptation of the classic adventure story. A mysterious, impudent spy. An ambitious, ruthless, spy hunter. And the woman they both love. Let us transport you from the gaming tables of Georgian London to the prisons of Revolutionary Paris for a deadly game of cat and mouse in the shadow of the guillotine. Rehearsed, semi-staged production of a new adaptation by Helen Bang, directed by Jennifer Dick.Book here.

The Guitar Man
Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
A man makes his living singing the same songs day after day on the edge of town. He plays to an audience that is always on the move, always passing him by. People call him ‘The Guitar Man’. In a world made up of winners and losers, The Guitar Man asks what is left when we reject the role we are expected to play? Written in 1997, Norwegian writer Jon Fosse speaks to a post-industrial society in crisis, where rootlessness and homelessness are the common experience. Book here.

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