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NEWS: theSpaceUK Announce 150 More EdFringe 2024 Shows – An ‘Eclectic Array’ that ‘Champions New Writing’

Following on from our recent article highlighting TheSpaceUK’s commitment to platforming New Writing performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we wanted to take an opportunity to highlight another round of newly released shows performing with the venue operator. As always at Binge Fringe, we’re keen to take a dive into underrepresented themes, stories, and creatives, and again theSpaceUK have offered up another serving of shows we can’t wait to get our tickets for…

And the good news is, we don’t have to, and neither do you! We’ve included links to purchase advance tickets for all of the shows mentioned in this quick round-up.

Discussing the latest additions to their 2024 EdFringe programme, theSpaceUK told us…

“theSpaceUK continues its tradition of championing new writing with an eclectic array of shows that promise to entertain, enlighten, and engage. From stand-up comedy to poignant dramas, musical mayhem to physical theatre, there’s something for every taste.”

Check out their 2024 programme so far here.

History, Complexities, and Tensions of the Israel-Palestine Conflict explored in Via Dolorosa

Immediately pertinent, playwright David Hare’s script looks to highlight voices from within the conflictual paradigm on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides of the story. Inspired by multiple trips to the region beginning in 1997, Hare’s script will be brought to life by company Chasing Rainbows, led by Director Gary Hay.

2nd-10th August, 09:45, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall – Theatre 3. Tickets here.

Upstart Double Fringe First Award Winners Xhloe & Natasha Return for Third Helping with What If They Ate The Baby?

The duo have become known for delivering high-energy, high-concept takes on cultural tropes through a subversive, often Queer lens. With critical acclaim for their last two EdFringe spectacles and a dual-run at the King’s Head Theatre in London, the pair will bring another round of their show What If They Ate The Baby? , to EdFringe this August following two housewives locked into a curious regime of chores and doorbell chimes.

2nd-10th August, 18:25, theSpace @ Niddry St. Tickets here.

Artificial Intelligence Explored Alongside Video Game Nostalgia in Hungry Like the Future

Exploring another prescient topic, take a look at this one! Set in the 1980s when Duran Duran were in their prime, personal computers the latest fad, and Pacman and Space Invaders the games of choice. Kevin gets a brand-new Commodore 64 for his birthday. One day while working through some tricky coding, Kevin takes one step too far and is sucked into an alternative world where he meets Zark and Muckerberg and is taken on a trip into the future of AI. But will he ever be able to return home?

19th-24th August, 16:40, theSpace @ Niddry St. Tickets here.

Fresh Exploration of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Mental Health, Queerness, and Break-Ups in Driver’s Seat: Obsessive Compulsive Disaster

Centering narratives around Mental Health, Childhood, and handling a difficult breakup, Ellie Brellis offers up an introspective and comedic look at her experience with OCD, matched with a myriad of kaleidoscopic topics including coming out, redefining yourself as you leave a relationship, and maybe (finally) learning to drive.

2nd-6th, 8th-10th, 13th, 15th-17th, 19th-20th & 22nd-24th August, 15:10, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall – Theatre 3. Tickets here.

Jake Mace

Our Lead Editor & Edinburgh Editor. Jake loves putting together novel-length reviews that try to heat-seek the essence of everything they watch. They are interested in New Writing, Literary Adaptations, Musicals, Cabaret, and Stand-Up. Jake aims to cover themes like Class, Nationality, Identity, Queerness, and AI/Automation.

Festivals: EdFringe (2018-2023), Brighton Fringe (2019), Paris Fringe (2020), VAULT Festival (2023), Prague Fringe (2023), Dundee Fringe (2023)
Pronouns: They/Them