Kieran Hurley: BEATS (Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

Show And Tell and The Arches present

Kieran Hurley: BEATS (Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

At the Pleasance Courtyard

Fri 2 - Sun 11 Aug 2013 | 10.20pm | £10.50 - £13.50

Kieran Hurley returns to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with his award-winning, critically acclaimed show BEATS – a coming-of-age tale of rebellion, apathy and the irresistible power of gathered youth.

BEATS tells the story of Johnno McCreadie, a teenager living in a small suburban Scottish town at the time of the 1994 Criminal Justice Act – a new piece of legislation which effectively outlawed raves, or “public gatherings around amplified music characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats.”

Written and performed by Kieran Hurley – one of Scotland’s brightest young theatre talents – with DJ Hushpuppy (original mix by Johnny Whoop) and live visuals by Jamie Wardrop, BEATS is in turn hilarious, moving and deeply thought-provoking. With techno. Lots of techno.

Produced by Show And Tell with The Arches.

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WINNER: Best New Play at Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) in 2012
WINNER: The Arches Platform 18 Award 2012
NOMINEE: Best Newcomer at The Stage Edinburgh Awards 2012

“A tremendous piece of storytelling that takes us back to 1994″
★★★★ The Guardian

“An outstanding show; clever, ruthless, compassionate, full of political insight… with a subtlety, humanity that takes the breath away”
★★★★ The Scotsman

“The most exhilarating, urgent response to the events of last summer (2011 UK riots) that I’ve ever seen. A must”
★★★★ The Independent

“Hurley delivers the performance with an eye-popping intensity”
★★★★ Time Out

“An original, urgent piece of theatre”
★★★★ The Telegraph

“Deceptively brilliant”
★★★★ The Herald

“Beats is theatre at its most vital and electrifying”
★★★★ Metro

“A truly intelligent and magical performance”
★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News