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August 2017

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Omnibus Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe

3 - 27 Aug (excl. Wed 16), 2pm

Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t quite get the story right.

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September 2017

JUDITH: A Parting from the Body

Wed 13 – Fri 15 Sep, 7.30pm

This powerful one-act play radically reimagines the legend of Judith – the daring widow who infiltrates the enemy camp the night before battle to kill the blood-crazed head of the army, Holofernes…

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Sun 24 Sep, 11am, 1pm, and 2.45pm

This early year’s favourite is a lovely and touching story about a parent and their love for their child.

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Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Wed 27 – Fri 29 Sep, 7.30pm

Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t quite get the story right.

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There Will Be Cake

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Sep, 7.30pm & 9pm

An all-star improv show from award-winning improvisers Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Pippa Evans and Paul Foxcroft. There Will Be Cake brings together 4 of the best improvisers in the country…

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October 2017

The Overcoat

Wed 4 - Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pm

Fresh from the success of Heart of Darkness last spring, Scandal and Gallows Theatre are back with a new staging of Nikolai Gogol’s famous short story.

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Omnibus Theatre Fun Palace

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct, 11am-4pm

The Omnibus Fun Palace will have something for everyone, of all ages, embracing the fun and creative nature of the national Fun Palaces movement.

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Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?

Sat 7 Oct, 7.30pm

With felt-tip pens, and his ex-girlfriend’s overhead projector, Scott Turnbull takes us on a journey through space and time. This frolic of cartoon and comic reason miraculously weaves science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy-tale and farce… it’s weird, fast and inventive.

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A Dangerous Woman

Wed 11 - Thu 12 Oct, 7.30pm

A Dangerous Woman tells the story of one woman’s struggle to carve her own path in a family of six women. Women who are both allies and enemies. Based on Manjeet’s own experience this bold and unapologetic new play explores what happens when you dare to challenge conformity, and make your voice heard.

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The Frog Princess Punked

Fri 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Crazed Russian fairytale meets punk rock! What happens when Ivan marries a frog? A wicked racket! Urban meets forest. Patriarchy meets feminism. Baba Yaga meets Koschey the Deathless! Pioneering storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and musicians Georgia Kalogeropoulou and Dawn Rose embark on a provocative collaboration, combining girl-punk with a surreal narrative, mixing spoken word, distorted guitar, demonic drums, and a collage of fragmented images v-jayed live by digital artist Fotios Begklis. It’s gonna be loud! Adults only! “Disgusting! Get out before the doors close!” The Guardian

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Schutte the Unromantic

Sat 14 Oct, 7.30pm

Schutte the Unromantic is Katy’s new storytelling stand-up comedy show fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A comic solo show written and performed by Katy Schutte about trying to find love despite freezing up at chocolates, serenades and thoughtful surprises.

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Mary and Me

Tue 17 - Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm

Ireland, 1986 and a fifteen year old girl dies giving birth at a grotto. An original and sometimes humorous imagining of a young woman’s search for understanding in a conversation with the statue of the Virgin Mary.

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I’m Unique… Just like Everyone Else: An evening of Theatre, Film and Spoken Word

Fri 20 Oct, 7.30pm

In a world where everyone is as unique as the next person, Omnibus Theatre collaborates with theatre makers Rachael Black and Naomi Joseph in an evening that celebrates individuality. Join us for an evening of theatre, film and spoken word as we explore conforming and rebelling in today’s world.

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I Walk in Your Words

Sat 21 Oct, 7.30pm

Interview-based headphone verbatim theatre work challenging cultural stereotypes in the sharing of personal stories about identity and belonging.

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A Cracked Plaster Sky

Tue 24- Sat 28 Oct, 7.30pm

“And it is then I finally realise. I am lost” Inspired by real stories of women working in street prostitution, A Cracked Plaster Sky tells the irreverent and painfully amusing…

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The Trap

Tue 31 Oct – Sun 19 Nov

Tom and Clem are deep in debt. Alan, Tom’s boss, owes big bucks. Meryl, Alan’s manager, is mortgaged to the hilt. When The Debt Duck’s owner liquidates the company and retires to his luxury chalet, Tom, Clem, Alan and Meryl each decide to crack the safe, steal some cash and put an end to their financial woes.

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November 2017

Engine Room

Wed 22 Nov, 7.30pm

Be part of the conversation. Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the…

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Zeraffa Giraffa

25 Nov – 17 Dec

Across the plains of Ethiopia where grass grows tall and acacias taste sweet.  A young giraffe is sent as a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France, but Paris is very far away…

This brand new adaptation is told using beautiful hand-made puppets and an original musical score that will bring you along Zeraffa’s epic journey across land and sea.

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The Society of Strange

Sat 25 Nov, 7.30pm

From the creators of the Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, a fresh new take on improvised theatre.

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December 2017

The Turn of the Screw

Thu 7 – Sat 9 Dec | Thu 14 – Sat 16 Dec , 7.30pm

In the tradition of Victorian fireside ghost stories, Strange Fish bring you Henry James’ classic tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality.

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