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Us/Them

Thu 30 May 2019

Wed 29 May 7.15pm | Thu 30 May 10.30am & 1.30pm | Fri 31 May 10.30am

Running time (approx.): 1 hour

Age: 10-15 years

The Studio

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is returning in 2019, from 25 May to 2 June, with an exciting programme of theatre and dance for children and young people. This year, the Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday and promises to challenge, excite and inspire in equal measures.

Us/Them

Age 10-15 Year 

Duration 60 mins  

In September 2004, 1,200 schoolchildren, their parents and teachers were held hostage by a group of armed terrorists in the small Russian town of Beslan. It lasted three days and ended in utter chaos.

Us/Them retells this story through the eyes of two (fictional) children. But it is not a straightforward account of this terrible tragedy. It’s a theatre production about the entirely individual way children cope with extreme situations. With humour, a matter-of-fact approach and dynamic physical storytelling, Us/Them strikingly shows that for children, things that seem incomprehensible in adults’ eyes have their own logic.

 “This remarkable piece of theatre is playful, surprisingly and painfully funny as well as moving. It makes you question the way such events are usually presented and the way myths are constructed.” The Guardian

In association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Big in Belgium and Summerhall.

 Browse the full programme online

Watch the Festival’s video trailer here

 

Bookings are now open and can be made online or by calling the Traverse Theatre Box Office on 0131 228 1404. Performances of And if I were me and Us/Them are taking place at The Studio, and other shows are on in venues all over Edinburgh.

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Ticket prices
£9 per ticket as part of a family ticket (minimum 1 child, maximum 4 tickets)
£9 per extra child
£12 per extra adult
£9 concession

Bookings are now open and can be made online or by calling the Traverse Theatre Box Office on 0131 228 1404. Performances of And if I were me and Us/Them are taking place here at The Studio, and other shows are on in venues all over Edinburgh.

The Children’s Festival does not charge booking fees to book online.

 

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Find more information about access to The Studio.

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