Egg CANCELLED

A powerful new aerial theatre production with live music, telling the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child.
A powerful new aerial theatre production with live music, telling the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child.
  • 5 June19:00 – 20:00

Free entry – no ticket required.

By Paper Doll Militia

What does it take to make a baby? An accident / right timing / a drunken night / right people / right parts? But what if you don’t have all the right parts? Or you do, and one of them is broken. As it turns out, some things are un-mendable. 
Egg is a powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from acclaimed circus theatre company Paper Doll Militia, a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice. Weaving together personal testimony, live original music and stunning aerial artistry, the piece takes audiences on a deeply personal and political journey, following the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child. 
Paper Doll Militia’s innovative approach to choreography and poignant use of theatricality have gained the company the reputation of being pioneers in original aerial theatre. The Company was formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) in 2006, relocated to California in 2008, and set up their UK base in Edinburgh in 2013. Referred to as “The sophisticated circus of now” (Edinburgh Review), their work seamlessly weaves high octane aerial arts and visual theatre into a contemporary circus spectacle. 
★★★★★ THE SKINNY 
★★★★★ THE WEE REVIEW 
★★★★★ EDINBURGH GUIDE 
★★★★★ EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE 
★★★★½ THE LIST 
★★★★ THE STAGE 
★★★★ ACROSS THE ARTS 

 

CREDITS 
Writer, Performer & Lead Artist- Sarah Bebe Holmes 
Co-director- Rob Jones 
Composition & Live Instrumentation- Bado Reti 
Lighting Designer- Brian Hutchison 
Animation- Touzie Tyke 
Supported by Creative Scotland. 
 
LINKS 
Website-http://www.paperdollmilitia.com 
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/paperdollmilitia/ 
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/paperdollmilitia/ 
Twitter- https://twitter.com/SarahBebeHolmes (N.B. we rarely use Twitter) 
 
VIDEOS/ IMAGES 
Trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p71U1K9bIXw 
Interview video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_vjmb8PHLQ 
Photos- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MHAQ-k2mLVOoutacwd4Zeasg4SyuZoZ0 
 
QUOTES 
"An unforgettable experience - beautiful and bold from start to finish" The Wee Review. 5 stars. 
 
 
"A refreshingly honest, innovative, and truly thought-provoking hour." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. 5 stars.  
 
“The sophisticated circus of now” Edinburgh Review 
 

Dates

  • 5 June19:00 – 20:00

Free entry – no ticket required.