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Accessible Fringe - Shows for all and everyone!

27th Jul 2017

Here at the Fringe there are loads of shows to enjoy as a relaxed performance, in a venue that's accessible to you, that's sign or text captioned. Underbelly offer such a range of acessible performances ensuring that everyone can enjoy brilliant acts at the Fringe.  

Relaxed Performances
Relaxed performances allow people who may need to move around, make noise or take a break the chance to come to see a show without worrying. Often, people who have an autism spectrum condition, a learning disability or communication difficulties as well as a range of other people find these performances especially welcoming.

British Sign Language  Interpreted Performances  
A BSL interpreter will interpret the show using British Sign Language

Captioned Performances 
The dialogue of the show will be available to view in real time in text captions - we will be using Difference Engine software this year.

Accessible Performances 
Most of the Underbelly venues are accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. However for some shows in Cowgate where the venue is inaccessable there are accessible performances at Buttercup in Med Quad on selected dates. 

For full listings of all the shows at the Fringe with varying accessible options see the Fringe site here!

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka
ACCESSIBLE & RELAXED PERFORMANCE | 22 AUGUST | Med Quad | 1.15pm | More Info
RELAXED PERFORMANCE | 22 AUGUST | Cowgate | 6.40pm | More Info

Anglichanka is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the USSR in the 90s and going back as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. 

Above the Mealey Mouthed Sea
RELAXED PERFORMANCE | 20 & 24 AUGUST | COWGATE | 2pm |
More Info
A woman stands in front of a microphone. She can't remember the punchline. Fusing poetry and song, award-winning Unholy Mess return with a funny, strange and poignant play about growing up and inescapable truths. 

Joan
RELAXED & ACESSIBLE PERFORMANCE | 24 AUGUST | Med Quad | 1.15pm | More Info
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE CAPTIONED

The multi award-winning show about Joan of Arc returns! Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, history's greatest gender warrior takes the stage dragging up as the men she defies in this smash hit show. 

Margarita Dreams
RELAXED PERFORMANCE | 15 AUGUST | Med Quad | 2pm | More Info

Dave is on the beach, in Mexico, drinking margaritas. He drifts off... into a whirl of absurdities. Cross-dressing, phone-induced paranoia, a four-way divorce, a spirit-reading summoning a flasher, String Theory explained, the modern technology-addled brain (with robotic legs), a very strange romance, disappointed parents – and finally, a riot at the Shy People's Encounter Group, ending harmoniously in disco therapy.  

The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis
RELAXED PERFORMANCE | 7 & 21 AUGUST | Cowgate | 10.50pm |
More Info
Did you know your neighbour’s mum’s got chlamydia? Bethany Lewis, TV psychic extraordinaire, said so. Beth’s enjoying her fame – but the spirits have got other plans

Quarter Life Crisis
RELAXED PERFORMANCE | 9 AUGUST | Cowgate | 2.40pm | More Info

Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn't know what she's doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she's a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they're going in life, but she's trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. 

The Last Queen of Scotland 
SIGNED PERFORMANCE | 8 & 22 AUGUST | Cowgate | 6.50pm | More Info

1972, Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Ugandan-Asians under a 90-day deadline. From Uganda to Dundee, a woman grows up knowing nothing about her homeland, haunted by Amin's impact on her destiny. 

The Black Cat
ACCESSIBLE & RELAXED PERFORMANCE | 13 AUGUST | Med Quad | 1.15pm | More Info
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE CAPTIONED

A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's twisted tale. Two performers dismember the process of adaptation by reimagining a macabre classic with the cheekiest of glints in their eyes.

Denim
ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCE | 21 AUGUST | Med Quad | 10.35pm | More Info

It's pop in a dazzling new costume. It's drag as you've never experienced before. Drag supergroup Denim are hitting Edinburgh on their one-stop world tour.  Fully accessible, relaxed and extra live.

Posted by jen@underbelly.co.uk