Current Productions

Jeremy Sassoon’s MOJO

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022
Assembly Festival (Assembly Checkpoint)

MOJO is a joyous and foot stomping celebration of some of the best loved and iconic Musicians Of Jewish Origin. Internationally renowned singer-pianist Jeremy Sassoon and his trio take you on a fabulous journey from the golden era of Gershwin via the Great American Songbook to the 21st century. From Berlin to Winehouse, Bacharach to Dylan, this rapturously greeted show is full of hilarious anecdotes and surprising insights. Relax and enjoy an evening of some of the best loved hits you’ve ever sung and danced along to.

After its sell-out success at the Edinburgh Festival 2021, London, Liverpool and Manchester, MOJO is back in a bigger venue in Edinburgh 2022.

3-28 August 2022 at 6.15pm Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

BLÓÐLÍNA – The Viking Musical
by Nathan Rees, Marcus Wood and Vicky Clubb

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022
Pleasance King Dome

It is 900AD and two Viking sisters are fighting for control of their late Father’s kingdom. Set against the gathering storm clouds of imminent invasion, Blóðlína is a new musical that tells the story of a tiny community bravely fighting against all odds for its very existence. Broken hearts and broken swords, romance and rebellion and all under the watchful eyes of two mischievous, interfering teenage Norse gods, Loki and Thor.

With deliciously brutal sword fighting and music from haunting folk to heavy metal, Blóðlína will have you on the edge of your seat.

3-29 August 2022 at 1.15pm Pleasance King Dome, Edinburgh

DEAF EARS
written and performed by Joe Friedman

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022

Pleasance Courtyard

This solo show is an utterly charming, funny account of what it’s like to grow up as the hearing child of deaf parents. From childhood to now, via an acid fuelled encounter with the Chicago Police and a significantly life changing episode with one of his more challenging patients, Joe learns what it means to truly hear. Written long before we had all heard of the Oscar winning CODA, this account is both illuminating, captivating and unusual. Now a successful psychotherapist and children’s author, Joe is a captivating and engaging storyteller and Deaf Ears marks his first foray into live theatre. Deaf Ears was nominated for awards at its first outing in 2021.

3-15 August 2022 at 12.45pm Pleasance Below, Edinburgh

Recent Productions

Jeremy Sassoon’s Mojo

Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 2021
The Pleasance (EICC)

After a successful short run in August 2021, MOJO returns to Assembly Checkpoint for a full run at the 2022 Fringe.

WIRELESS OPERATOR
by Bob Baldwin & Max Kinnings

Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 2019
The Pleasance (Courtyard)

Pick Of The Fringe September 2019
Park Theatre Finsbury Park

Best of Edinburgh November 2019
The Pleasance London

The gripping story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WW2.

This compelling play is told through the eyes and ears of John, the wireless operator. Confined in the claustrophobic aircraft the young crew struggle to survive. They avoid searchlights and flak; witness fellow airmen blown out of the sky and plunge into zero gravity corkscrew manoeuvres to evade enemy aircraft. As they unleash their deadly cargo onto the city below, the wireless operator agonises about the real cost of their mission.

Wireless Operator was a stand out success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 and was invited to be part of ‘best of the fringe’ seasons at both Pleasance and Park theatres in London.

Wireless Operator was due to return in a longer version to the Edinburgh Festival in 2020, followed by a UK tour and an invitation to play Off Broadway … when it was grounded by Covid.

VENUS AND ADONIS
by William Shakespeare

Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 2017
C Venues

The Rose Playhouse, Bankside October 2017

In this dazzling one-man performance, Christopher Hunter reimagined Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis.

Written when a young man, Venus and Adonis was Shakespeare’s first published work and an instant best seller, in no small part due to its wildly erotic and powerful narrative.

During work on the production, something darker and more sinister began to be revealed.  Hunter’s exciting re-imagining of this extraordinary poetry explored the hidden themes of sexual power, lust and love and their catastrophic consequences.  Its themes are surprisingly topical and shocking.  Audiences quickly discovered that this comic, tragic and at times erotic work, published in 1593, could have been written today.

When examined through the 21st century prism, Venus and Adonis becomes the story of an innocent young boy who walks out of his front door one morning, is sexually assaulted by an older woman, and never returns home.

Critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, the production was invited to the Rose Playhouse London for a short season.