Orbit 2016

Welcome to our inaugural Orbit Festival, showcasing 11 of the most exciting and critically acclaimed productions from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and beyond.

Staged mainly in the intimate surroundings of our newly fitted-out Theatre 2, Orbit features some of the boldest theatre work in the country, including highlights from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 and a handful of shows fresh from the 2016 Fringe.

Featuring a mix of Fringe Festival award winners, sold-out shows, critically acclaimed work and audience favourites, all these productions are unafraid to push theatrical boundaries and highlight what can be achieved with a lot of imagination.

From the humorous to the tragic, topical to the absurd, Orbit celebrates the work of some of the most exciting theatre companies around – all under one roof – for both family and adult audiences and includes special events and workshops from leading theatre makers.


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  • Individual shows: £12 full/£10 concs
  • See two shows on the same night: £20 full/£18 concs
  • Want to see every show in Orbit Festival? Try our Festival Pass for £72 (£8 per ticket). Excludes Molly’s Marvellous Moustache and Pajama Men

In this festival

Orbit 2016 Trailer

Miss this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival? Not to worry, Orbit 2016 is here to bring the best of the fest and beyond right to your…

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Previously in this Festival

Soho Theatre presents

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

The shape-shifting Pajama Men are back with a live, comic existential meltdown.

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Walrus Theatre presents

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Walrus’ award-winning debut imagines a world where we’re forced to say less; examining how we express ourselves, personally and politically, through the lens of one…

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Riotous Company presents

Scherzo for piano and stick

Following in the footsteps of Insomnia, composer Nikola Kodjabashia performs on prepared piano, as well as using voice and percussion, in this 50-minute newly composed…

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Show And Tell with Gary McNair presents

A Gambler’s Guide To Dying

The story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 football World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all…

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Jamie Wood presents

O No!

A psychedelic ride, and a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying The Beatles, O No! borrows Yoko Ono’s art instructions to ask whether…

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Fidget Theatre in association with LittleMighty presents

Molly’s Marvellous Moustache

A new theatrical adaptation of the original storybook, featuring an original music score, playful interaction and lots of laughs.

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Jamal Harewood presents

The Privileged

Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Remove your shoes,…

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Sleepwalk Collective presents


Part narcoleptic beauty pageant, part dizzying tableau vivant, part psychosexual fever dream, Domestica is a self-conscious pseudo-epic in multiple panels, a fauxmasterpiece complete with extensive…

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Sh!t Theatre presents

Women’s Hour

A cabaret piece about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman.

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A RashDash and Northern Stage co-production in association with Soho Theatre presents

Two Man Show

Men have all the power. John and John keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to…

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Rhum and Clay Theatre Company presents

64 Squares

A story about memory, free will and how the choices of our past define who we are in the present, accompanied by a live jazz…

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Workshop: Scottee – Making Stuff About Stuff

Create politically motivated work, devise activist art, socially engaged practice, ideas generation and discover how to harness the fire in your belly effectively.

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Mothers Who Make Oct 2016

A new peer support group for mothers who are artists - feel free to bring along your children!

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Workshop: Jamie Wood – Effortlessly Funny

Jamie Wood explores his definition of the word ‘clown’ leading participants through a series of exercises.

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The Privileged Post-show discussion

After each show we welcome you to join us for a post-show discussion to discuss the issues raised in the production.

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