Spoken Word

Marv Radio Presents: Mantra

Part of the way through his show, Marv Radio tells his crowd that it is not unusual for him to be performing to hundreds, sometimes thousands of people. It is strange then to find him grafting on the Free Fringe to small crowds in a venue that you...

Fcuk’d

Fcuk’d is an exploration of the power of brotherly love. On an empty stage with a single bin turned on its side, George Edwards delivers a monologue in verse as an unnamed teen from Hull.  A one-man spoken word piece, Fcuk’d centres on a...

An Evening With an Immigrant

For 14 years, Inua Ellams has been searching for a place to belong. Once enjoying an idyllic upbringing in middle-class Nigeria, the Ellams family found themselves victims of extremism, and following their escape to the UK, were then...

Storyteller

There once was a wee princess…so begins Storyteller, a one-man performance by actor and director Brice Stratford. In this quiet and unassuming act, Stratford tells haunting Scottish folk stories with proficiency and style. Spellbinding and poetic,...

Loud Poets

With a stage set with spotlights on a sole microphone and the band on the outskirts of the light’s glow, this is a performance that aims to focus all its love and appreciation for language. The venue of the Scottish Storytelling Centre therefore...

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