XR Earth Ensemble at Edinburgh Fringe


12 August 2019
20:00 (UTC +01:00)


18 August 2019
06:00 (UTC +01:00)


Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

hosted by

Extinction Rebellion UK

Earth Ensemble is a company of theatre practitioners aligned with the goals of Extinction Rebellion. It creates protest theatre around the theme of the Climate Crisis and the necessary rebellion against its causes.
With the support of XR (Extinction Rebellion) Edinburgh we are bringing to the festival a programme of performances to stir hearts and minds to action.

In the evenings, we’ll be in the basement of Summerhall performing a full programme, from 8pm onwards.

During the day, we will hit streets and public places with a host of short guerrilla performances. Look out for the Earth Ensemble banner!


We take over Summerhall on Aug 12th at 8pm

XR Transformances – THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED WORKSHOP (120 mins)

Open workshop for those interested in XR on Theatre of the Oppressed

The Meadows, Aug 13, 14, 16, 17th at 1.30pm

IT’S OUR CLIMATE (30 mins)

Theatre of the Oppressed forum directly involving the audience as ‘spect-actors’ to decide: Do you want to see an end to Climate Chaos? Or not?

Summerhall- Aug 13, 14, 16, 17th 8pm

RAGE, BUT HOPE (60 mins) with Stephanie Martin

Brand new play by award-winning writer Stephanie Martin: seven interconnected, vibrant and diverse stories inspired by the Extinction Rebellion uprising.

From 9pm (90 mins)

EARTH ENSEMBLE company: Earth Quake

Varies nightly, includes:

• Cool music for a Hot Planet – Ben Comeau, Alice McCarthy and others

Wonderful music from brilliant rising stars, to excite the senses and inspire the mind.

• We hear bird song – April de Angelis

A scientist has a dreadful epiphany and must share it with the world.

• Lark Rising & The Paper Cranes – John Farndon

Powerful elegies to music inspired by the lark and the crane, which now face extinction.

• Like a Bullet – Tamara von Werthern and Jack Hughes

A knife-edge ecological thriller on a London tube. Will she do it?

• An Apology – Bec Boey

This Chinese factory worker is single-handedly to blame for climate change. Shame on her.

• The Silence Ends – John Farndon

Spoken word & music chorus for crowds about the Earth crisis which made a powerful impact at the London & York Rebellions.

• Waiting – Rob Price

We face a future without water. How will we react? An everyday moment in a strange world…

• True Story – April de Angelis

Two billionaires ask a scientist to climate-proof them, a blackly comic farce.

• Earth speaks

New poetry for the old world from top spoken word artists, plus guests from Edinburgh.

From 22.30


Fun, immersive theatre event based on AA meetings in which audience members are invited to confess their carbon addictions.


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