Residence at Edinburgh

We’ll be there in the form of Action Hero, Jo Bannon, Sam Halmarack, Sylvia Rimat, and Ella Good and Nicki Kent. Come and see us at Forest Fringe and Summerhall.

Action Hero
Hoke’s Bluff
16 – 23 August, 9.15pm
Produced by China Plate

Forest Fringe    

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We’re giving the crowd an H!
We’re giving the crowd an O!
We’re giving the crowd a K!
We’re giving the crowd an E!
We’re giving the crowd an S!
We’re giving the crowd a B!
We’re giving the crowd an L!
We’re giving the crowd a U!
We’re giving the crowd an F!
We’re giving the crowd another F!

Everything rests on this one free throw. On this one last shot. On this power play. On these last few seconds. Action Hero have got their game faces on. Bring it.

With a nostalgic yearning for the simplicity of a world that never really existed, Hoke’s Bluff meets its audience on the bleachers and tells them an underdog story that’s been told a million times before. By shifting and rearranging the trite narratives of high school storylines and inspiring locker room speeches, Action Hero use hackneyed formulas and cheap sentimentality to find out what it means to be a winner (on the inside).

Co-produced by China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre. Co-commissioned by Bristol Old Vic Ferment. Funded by Arts Council England. Action Hero are supported by Theatre Bristol’s Company Producer. They are members of Residence.

Part of the 2013 British Council Edinburgh Showcase.

Jo Bannon
16 – 25 August
One to one performance
Individual slots: 1.30-3.30pm / 6-8pm

Forest Fringe

Exposure_Image credit_Manuel Vason

Exposure is the beginning of an investigation into how we look, how we are looked at and if we can ever really be seen. This intimate one to one performance is a tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we can reveal ourselves – to ourselves, to another, with another.

“Jo’s work is expertly edited; it is both a joy and a treasure to be given a moment which you may feel is unique to you… It is awkward, charming, comforting and true. Words are not needed by the end and this work is certainly very special. To fully know one’s self may be impossible, but Bannon gives us a chance to explore that possibility.”
Total Theatre

Jo Bannon is a Bristol (UK) based artist making live art and performance. She has presented work in the UK and Europe and is an In Between Time associate artist and founder member of Residence.

Exposure was made with the support of Rules and Regs and South Hill Park. Further development is supported by Bristol Ferment, Dartington Hall Trust, The Basement, Residence, Royal West of England Academy, Arnolfini, & BAC. Funded by Arts Council England.

Ella Good and Nicki Kent
Wild Thing I Love You
At Forest Centre Plus
Dates & times to be confirmed

Forest Fringe


‘…My friends here are from England, and they were wondering about Bigfoot, if you had any like Bigfoot stories, experiences, anything like that…?’

In September 2011, we took a trip across America to see if Bigfoot is out there. We’d like to tell you about it.

Our curiosity born of:
i. Evolution and issues of where we come from.
ii. Our own being made up of myths and legends.
iii. Desire to know the other/know of the other.
iv. The unknown.

Held in an intimate tent for a limited audience, Ella Good and Nicki Kent present a new performance that examines their experiences of searching for a legendary mythical creature in rural America. Using recordings of conversation from people they met on the way, film, animation and live performance, you are invited to cross into a world where the wild and unknown can exist.

A delicate exploration of the things we cannot see, the places they might exist in, and our desire to believe.

Developed with support from Bristol Ferment, Residence, and Arts Council England.

Sam Halmarack & The Miserablites
16 – 24 August, 8pm
Forest Fringe


















Located somewhere between a theatre show and a stadium pop concert, Sam Halmarack & The Miserablitesare the bombastic pioneers of interactive pop.

Get ready for handclapping anthems and electro music to move and inspire. With songs, stories and a little help from you, we will all come together to offer a unique take on what it means to be redeemed by music. A lightning-fast journey from zero to hero in the space of a pop concert

Singing is believing, join in the feeling.

Sylvia Rimat
I guess if the Stage exploded
19-24 August

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Sylvia Rimat follows the aspirational and possibly impossible goal to present a show never to be forgotten by its audience members. By introducing memory tasks and techniques, then applying them to the stage situation, the audience is systematically trained to remember – hopefully forever. The show draws on presence, on what happens in our brain when we create memories, and our urge to be commemorated. Rimat will be joined by several performers from around the world who support her mission live via Skype and by a living eagle owl.

Part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase.

Sylvia Rimat is an In Between Time Associate Artist.
I guess if the stage exploded… was commissioned by SPILL Festival 2011 at The Barbican, London, and supported by Arts Council England, ICIA, Bath, and Theatre Bristol.

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