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Aug 7 2020 | By More

Shedinburgh Fringe Tickets on sale

The full schedule of the Shedinburgh Festival, running online from Fri 14 August to Sat 5 September 2020 has been announced, with a handful of Edinburgh companies in the opening acts.

There are for-one-night-only, shed-based performances from Gary McNair with Mcgonnagall’s Chronicles (Fri 14), Annie George with fragments from her show Home (Sun 16) and Apphia Campbell with her play with songs, WOKE (Wed 19).

There will also be special readings of Kieran Hurley’s Beats (Thurs 20)and Adam Kashmiry’s Adam (Fri 21). And the Shed-ule finishes off with a performance of White Rabbit Red Rabbit (Sat 5 Sept). Performances will take place in specially built sheds on stages of the Traverse and the Soho Theatre.

The Shedinburgh Fringe will run August 14 to September 5, 2020.

Unlike many online events for this year’s Festivals, Shedinburgh will be strictly ticketed. Performances will be broadcast once only at 7.30pm via Zoom each night. Tickets will be purchased through Crowdfunder on a Pay What You Can system for a minimum donation of £4.

All ticket money will go to the A SHED LOAD OF FUTURE fund to support new artists to bring their work to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2021.

The organisers warn that ticket sales are limited and performances will not be repeated.

There are also two newcomer slots in the schedule that remain to be filled. Applications are now open now until Saturday 15 August 2020. See

SHEDinburgh SHEDule

Mcgonagall’s Chronicles
Friday 14th August 7.30pm
By: Gary McNair
A tragic comedy from three time Fringe First winner Gary McNair which tells the incredible true story of the inimitable late Dundonian poet – Sir William Topaz McGonagall. Book here.

Saturday 15th August: 7.30pm
By: Chris Thorpe
STATUS is a show about someone who doesn’t want his any more. About running away from the national story you’re given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you give it up. Book here.

Fragments Of Home
Sunday 16th August: 7.30pm
By: Annie George
Beyond family memories of her writer grandfather in Kerala, who died before India’s Independence from British rule, Annie George connects his story to her own, as first generation immigrant to the UK. Book here.

Team Viking
Monday 17th August: 7.30pm
By: James Rowland
Inspired by the 1958 Kirk Douglas movie Vikings, Tom’s last wish was to be given a full viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious, heart-lifting tale of how James and Sarah went and gave their best mate the send-off he wanted. Book here.

The Archive Of Educated Hearts
Tuesday 18th August: 7.30pm
By: Casey Jay
An award-winning production crafted from verbatim stories of families facing breast cancer. Scrawled diary entries & dog-eared photo albums unfold to reveal a delicate glimpse into the fragments of absolute joy and incomprehensible heartbreak that make up a lifetime. Book here.

Wednesday 19th August: 7.30pm
By: Apphia Campbell & Meredith Yarbrough
A multi award-winning theatre performance that follows two women’s fight for civil rights. One is notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, a present-day university student enrolling as the Ferguson riots begin. Book here.

Beats (special reading)
Thursday 20th August: 7.30pm.
By: Kieran Hurley
The story of Johnno McCreadie, a teenage living in a small suburban Scottish town at the time of the 1994 Criminal Justice Act – a new piece of legislation which effectively outlawed raves. Read by Lorn Macdonald.
Book here.

Adam (special reading)
Friday 21st August: 7.30pm.
By: Adam Kashmiry
In a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice. ADAM is the true story of Adam Kashmiry who performs his journey across borders and genders to find a place to call home. Book here.

Week beginning Monday 24 August

Immigrant Jam
Monday 24th August: 7.30pm.
By: Lucie Pohl
Immigrant Jam was born out of the nasty anti-immigrant climate a certain orange man has funnelled into the US in the past few years, as a big fat middle finger to anyone doubting what makes America and the world great: diversity! Book here.

Quarter Life Crisis
Wednesday 26th August: 7.30pm.
By: Yolanda Mercy
Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Book here.

Wednesday 26th August: 8.30pm.
By: Joe Sellman Leva
Labels is a funny, moving story about heritage, migration and family. Charting a childhood in Devon, resurgent nationalism and a global refugee crisis, Labels tries to answer everyone’s favourite question: “where are you from?” Book here.

Poetry / Spoken Word
Search Party
Thursday 27th August: 7.30pm.
By: Inua Ellams
Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Half-God of Rainfall, Three Sisters) brings his special, audience-led poetry event to SHEDINBURGH. Book here.

My Arm
Friday 28th August: 7.30pm.
By: Tim Crouch
Tim Crouch’s first play is a teasingly profound, award-winning story about a boy who puts one arm above his head and never takes it down. It opened in Edinburgh in 2003 and has toured on and off ever since.
Book here.

Living Rent Free In Your Shed
Saturday 29th August: 7.30pm.
By: Chloe Petts
As seen on Dave’s Hypothetical and heard on BBC Radio 5 Live, join Chloe Petts in LIVING RENT FREE IN YOUR SHED, a stand up/ chat show hybrid in which Petts makes the case that she should be the new Ellen. Book here.

Big Daddy And Baby Helen
Sunday 30th August: 7.30pm.
By: Rosie Jones & Helen Bauer
‘Wickedly Funny’ Rosie Jones and ‘slick, sassy and super satisfying’ Helen Bauer get together for a double bill packed with jokes, mischief and probably, a bit of beef. Book here.

Week beginning Monday 31 August

Poetry / Spoken Word
Back Of The Head With A Brick
Monday 31st August: 7.30pm.
By: Sean Mahony
Taking place during one long day in London, BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A BRICK is a dark comedy about wanting to love as much you can, express yourself as much as you’re able, while keeping defense mechanisms that helped you survive intact. Book here.

Reading / In Conversation
Jack Rooke Invites You To Cheer The F***K Up
Tuesday 1st September: 7.30pm.
By: Jack Rooke
A comedic-memoir-meets-advice-guide about losing his dad at 15, losing a close friend to suicide at 21 and losing a pair of NIKE AirMax 95s on a Northern Line tube at 26. He’ll read some extracts & be joined by a special guest to chat about mental health & the fringe Book here.

Sara & Steen
Thursday 3rd September: 7.30pm.
By: Sara Pascoe & Steen Raskopoulos
Sara Pascoe and Steen Raskopoulos will improvise condensed versions of full length Edinburgh shows having never seen them. Get online and find some old Fringe listings because YOU will be making the suggestions. Book here.

Deborah Francis White Rolls The Dice
Friday 4th September: 7.30pm.
By: Deborah Francis-White
Deborah Frances-White was adopted as a new-born baby. One day she stumbled across some information about her birth mother and went on a gripping treasure hunt, drawn into her past like a magnet. This is her true and surprising Writers Guild Award winning story. Book here.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Saturday 5th September: 7.30pm.
No rehearsals. No director. No set… well there’ll be a shed. The play you’re about to see is sealed inside an envelope. The actor who’s going to perform has never seen it. We double dare you not to Google this play. Take a chance. Join the actors. Once you start, you’ve got to finish. No matter what. Book here.


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