Access performances of The Brunch Club: Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

We are delighted to be having FIVE access performances as part of our run at this year’s Fringe. There will be BSL performances on 9 & 21 Aug, an Audio Described performance on 22 Aug, and Captioned performances 19 & 23 Aug. Please help spread the word!

Written & directed by Ben Harrison
Devised with The Network Ensemble

A co-production between Grid Iron, Scottish Drama Training Network & Pleasance Theatre Trust

There will be BSL performances on 9 & 21 Aug, an Audio Described performance on 22 Aug, and Captioned performances 19 & 23 Aug.

Have a look at our BSL interpreted and captioned trailer or listen to our audio flyer and please do spread the word to any of your pals who might be interested in these performances.

Rebel, Geek, Emo, which were you? Or Popular, even if you didn’t want to be?

Scotland’s brightest new talents, The Network, take on the cliques in a homage to classic coming-of age movies. Eight young people gather in a university student union cafe where they form alliances, fall in and out of love, and learn from the friction and energy created between one clique and another.

With a sound-track that will take you right back to the tears and triumphs of finding your place in the world, The Brunch Club challenges expectations and exposes the limitations of judging a book by its cover.

Site-specific masters and seven times Fringe First winning Grid Iron, in co-production with SDTN and Pleasance Futures transform Levels cafe bar during Fringe 2019 before transferring to University of the West of Scotland Ayr for performances as part of their Fresher’s Week activities.

With a cast, design and stage management team drawn from recent theatre graduates from all over Scotland, The Brunch Club is a fanfare from the last years of adolescence and an exploration of the continuing need to categorise ourselves in a increasingly complicated world.

2 – 24 Aug (not Tues)

Time: 8.15pm (60 mins)

Venue: Venue 175: Pleasance Pop-Up: Levels
Levels Cafe and Lounge, 9c Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8FQ

Tickets: (0131 556 6550) / (0131 226 0000)

Access booking: 0131 226 0002

Text Phone: +44 (0) 7860 018 299



Strange Tales

World Premiere: A Grid Iron & Traverse Theatre Company Co-Production

Adapted from Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio by Pu Songling by Pauline Lockhart with Ben Harrison


When wind and snow fill the sky and the fire has grown cold, relight the coals, warm the wine and turn up the wick of the lamp. We enter these tales in the shadows of night, but hopefully emerge into daylight.

Written in China centuries ago, Pu Songling’s Strange Tales are now adapted for the stage by the acclaimed immersive theatre company Grid Iron in co-production with the Traverse Theatre.

Filled with intrigue, mysticism, magic, sensuality, and a dash of terror, Strange Tales will draw you into a world full of mischievous fox spirits, yearning ghosts and enchanted swords where anything and everything is possible.

But be warned – unless you come to these tales with an open mind and brave heart, you may never be able to escape them…

This thrilling immersive production uses puppetry, movement and cutting edge digital technology to thrust you right into the pages of the tales themselves. Adapted by Pauline Lockhart and Ben Harrison from a selection of Pu Songling’s original tales, Strange Tales will wrap itself around you and make you shiver in delight and fright on Edinburgh’s dark winter nights.


Sat 30 Nov – Sat 21 Dec

Venue: Traverse 1

Tickets and more information from:



Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Strange Tales is brought to you in partnership with the Confucius Institute for Scotland. Part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Chinese Classics Translation Project, funded by Arts Council England.

Development process supported by Puppet Animation Scotland’s Creative Fund.