Please right back


Edinburgh International Festival

Evenings 7pm, Matinees 2pm

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Edinburgh International Festival

Please right back


Award-winning company 1927 combines fantastical animations with bold storytelling to tell the wild adventures of the mysterious Mr E.

Award-winning company 1927 returns to the International Festival with their new production, following acclaimed Festival performances Roots and The Magic Flute.

Combining handcrafted animation and bold storytelling, Please right back sweeps audiences into a magical, mischievous world, inspired by the writer-director's own childhood.

When Kim and Davey’s dad, Mr E, disappears, letters become his only means of communication. Imagination takes over as Mr E writes to his children to tell a creative version of traumatic events. Reality collides with fantasy, as we travel on a fast-paced journey through his wild adventure stories. Mr E’s letters are staged using song, dance, and absurd, subversive animations, as his stories become a kind of game between him and his children – a cathartic release in the face of distress.

Please right back explores the difficulties children go through when a parent leaves the family, while celebrating the power of the imagination to overcome hardship.

a poetic, visually stunning and surprising evening

Kleine Zeitung

Tickets available via Edinburgh International Festival


  • Fri 2 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Sat 3 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Sun 4 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Mon 5 Aug 2:00 PM
  • Mon 5 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Wed 7 Aug 2:00 PM
  • Wed 7 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Thu 8 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Fri 9 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Sat 10 Aug 2:00 PM
  • Sat 10 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Sun 11 Aug 2:00 PM
  • Sun 11 Aug 7:00 PM


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Access Performances

Fri 9 Aug, 7pm

Audio Described
Sat 10 Aug, 2pm

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