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Welcome to Army@TheFringe

Army @ The Fringe is returning in 2019 with an exciting programme of work from companies across Edinburgh, the UK and beyond.
Stay tuned for our programme being announced shortly.

WHAT IS ARMY@THEFRINGE?

 The Army invites you into ‘our home’, a real-life Army Reserve Centre in Edinburgh’s New Town. Programmed and run in association with Summerhall, Edinburgh’s most daring and respected year-round multi-arts venue, Army@The Fringe is staffed by serving soldiers. Join us for a cutting-edge performance programme sparking conversations about what the Army is and what it stands for in 21st Century society.

For Summerhall’s Fringe programmes, we look for work which has something to say about the world we live in and which is saying it
in an interesting way. Our programme at the Army Reserve Centre fits that model, in a contemporary response to the long tradition of artists making work about war and conflict. The programme at the Army Reserve Centre includes work looking at memories of past wars, contemporary responses to more recent conflicts, and work which tries to give civilians an insight into the life of today’s soldiers. We look forward to working with the Army to present the programme and to welcome you to the Centre.

Verity Leigh
Festival Programme Manager Summerhall

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Familiar Stranger – Virtual Realities

A new performance piece melding live theatre and virtual reality has just opened as part of Army@TheFringe. Familiar Strangerbrings together live acting and virtual reality to tell the story of an Iraq War veteran returning to civilian life. See trailer here. The...

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An award-winning Fringe play is working to raise awareness and funds for the veterans’ charity Help for Heroes. Adapted from Kosovo and Iraq veteran Neil Blower Watkins’ acclaimed novel it follows the story of Tommy Atkins who suffers undiagnosed post traumatic stress...

Familiar Stranger – Virtual Realities

See trailer here. A new performance piece melding live theatre and virtual reality has just opened as part of Army@TheFringe. Familiar Strangerbrings together live acting and virtual reality to tell the story of an Iraq War veteran returning to civilian life. The...