Fringe Chums

By Kim Traynor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsDesperate to go to the Edinburgh Fringe but don’t have anyone to go with? We’ll chum you!

Join the YTAS team on Fri 18 August 2017 for a smorgasbord of weird and wonderful shows, all performed here at Summerhall. We’ll also have tea and coffee available in our meeting room, a quiet space for checking emails and a chance to chat to Kenny McGlashan (Chief Executive Officer), Clara Bloomfield (Creative Learning Manager) and Vikki Doig (Sector Engagement Officer) in your down time.

If you need some help picking your shows, here’s some of our suggestions arranged in four different time slots so you can plan a full day at the Fringe. Once you’ve booked your tickets, don’t forget to let us know what time you’ll be arriving so we can be sure to greet you with open arms and a slightly frazzled, Fringe-induced grin.


9.50am “Nothing” Teater V, Main Hall
10.30am “Bombastic Declaration of Love” Julie Cafmeyer, Anatomy Lecture Theatre
10.45am “A Strange New Space” Tessa Bide, Cairns Lecture Theatre
11am “Our Carnal Hearts” Rachel Mars, The Dissection Room


11.45am “The Backyard Story” Puppet Beings Theatre, Red Lecture Theatre
12 noon “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” Walrus, Roundabout
12.30pm “The Future Voice of Theatre Critics” Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Fringe Central
1.10pm “How to Act” National Theatre of Scotland, Main Hall
1.15pm “Velvet Petal: Bedroom” Scottish Dance Theatre, Old Lab


2.40pm “Border Tales” Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, Main Hall
2.45pm “Mia: Daughters of Fortune” Mind the Gap, Old Lab
4.15pm No Show” Ellie Dubois, Old Lab
4.20pm “Arm: Mireille and Mathieu”, Demonstration Room


5.40pm “Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World” Amy Conway, Red Lecture Theatre
6.30pm “Cosmic Scallies” Graeae Theatre Co and Royal Exchange Theatre, Northern Stage @ Summerhall
7.30pm “Thus Spoke” Canadahub/Groupe Gravel/LePage with Aurora Nova, Kings Hall, Main Space

If you need help booking your tickets or have any questions about our Fringe Chums line up, please feel free to email Vikki at vikki[@]

Happy Fringe-ing!

(Image Credit: Kim Traynor [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons)


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