Edinburgh International Festival: Hocus Pocus

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Fri 10 to Sun 12 August | The Studio

10 to 12 Aug 6pm, 11 & 12 Aug 2pm

Duration: 45mins approx (no interval)

Age: For children age 7+

Ticket prices

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

 Philippe Saire Company / A work for families

A spellbinding spectacle for children from seven years old and their families, Hocus Pocus weaves together dance, theatre, visual art and bewitching lighting to tell a wondrous story of how bravery and confidence can overcome darkness and fear.

A spider’s web; a warrior in chainmail; a mysterious creature from the deep: all emerge from a magical window of light – to tell the story of two young men and their dream-like adventures together.

With just two dancers, masks, costumes and bizarre objects, Hocus Pocus conveys a universal tale of courage and wisdom, through miraculous stage images and a sumptuous musical score based around Grieg’s evocative Peer Gynt suites.

Hocus Pocus is created by Lausanne-based choreographer Philippe Saire, creator of more than 30 stage works. It is a bewitching creation of sensation and imagination.

Philippe Saire Concept and choreography in collaboration with Mickaël Henrotay-Delaunay and Philippe Chosson
Stéphane Vecchione Sound designer
Edvard Grieg Music

Mickaël Henrotay-Delaunay, Ismael Oiartzabal Dancers

Contains smoke effects

*An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets