Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Previews: Banana School Collective & Created a Monster

Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Previews: Banana School Collective & Created a Monster

Fri 7th July 2023 - Sat 8th July 2023

Two nights, two shows by two of our favourite theatre companies

"I wish this play was about a GIANT toad" presented by Banana School Collective


When our face is squished up against the veil that separates us, how ugly and how beautiful do we become? 'I wish this was a play about a GIANT toad' is an exploration into the landscape of grief. (It's a kaleidoscopic fever dream for those who are wondering.) Someone very wise once said that "grief is love without a place to land." This play is where it will land.

"Conspiracy of Orphans" presented by Created a Monster


Brother and Sister reel from a trauma that revisits them in fragments. It’s the first and last day of their lives as orphans together. In a surreal gulag-laboratory, they scrum towards freedom – whether through death, or the knitting together of memory as if flesh. Conspiracy of Orphans is a tragicomic mime piece about empathy and abandonment, which follows the landscapes of intimacy between a brother and a sister re-experiencing a trauma that revisits them in fragments. Taking influence from Svetlana Alexievich’s Last Witnesses, unchildlike stories from Soviet children in WWII; Anne Michaels' Fugitive Pieces; the physical comedy of Buster Keaton; and the surreal eco-systems of Rene Magritte, CoO treads between the slapstick nature of sibling rivalry and the darkness which trauma pervades.

Event Information

 Ticket Price

£10 per Show
£16 Double-Bill
£7 Concessions


51-53 Woolwich New Road
SE18 6ES


Friday 7th-Saturday 8th July
7:30pm First Show
9:00pm Second Show

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