Whatever Gets You Through The Night (Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

The Arches and Regular Music in association with Richard Jordan Productions present

Whatever Gets You Through The Night (Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

At The Queen's Hall

Tue 20 - Sun 25 Aug 2013 | 10.30pm (extra shows 7.30pm Tues & Fri) | £13.50 - £16.50

The Arches’ award-winning, critically acclaimed music and theatre spectacular Whatever Gets You Through The Night comes to The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013.


“A major achievement”
★★★★  List

“From the throwaway to the bittersweet, these fragments take us dreamily through the night”
★★★★  Guardian

“A fiercely likeable evening of theatre, rich in talent and musical inspiration”
★★★★  Scotsman

“Bissett has taken the musical back to its fringe roots in a glorious mix of domestic sentimentalism and old school grit”
★★★★ Herald

“Something new, intriguing and engaging”


Featuring live performances from:

Rachel Sermanni
RM Hubbert
Withered Hand
Wounded Knee
Swimmer One
Bigg Taj
Cora Bissett
Emma Pollock

And brand new words and music from:

Errors, Alan Bissett, Rachel Sermanni, Withered Hand, David Greig, RM Hubbert, Meursault, Wounded Knee, Alan Spence, Ricky Ross, Kieran Hurley, Emma Pollock, Kirstin Innes, Isabel Wright, Swimmer One, Bigg Taj, Stef Smith and Talkingmakesnosense.


Showcasing new work from over 20 writers, musicians and artists from across Scotland, this funny, moving, reflective and utterly celebratory show incorporates music, theatre, cabaret and circus to create a portrait of a country between the hours of midnight and 4am.

From a heartfelt goodbye on the shores of Loch Lomond, a Skype affair between two people who have never met, a man searching for a gay lover in ‘the palace of light’, a stoner in meltdown, and a glorious Broadway-style homage to Scotland’s other native dish, chips and cheese, meet lost souls, party animals and dreamers in a snapshot of an entire nation at its most vulnerable and revealing.

Whatever Gets You Through The Night was created by Cora Bissett (Glasgow Girls, Roadkill) with Swimmer One and David Greig (Prudencia Hart, Midsummer). It premiered at the Arches in 2012, selling out across the run and winning Best Theatre at the Creative Scotland Awards 2012. As well as the live show, this unique project also takes the form of a book, an album (released by Biphonic Records) and a film directed by Daniel Warren which was premiered at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012. It is proudly presented this year by the Arches as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland showcase.

Whatever Gets You Through The Night runs from Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th August at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Tickets are now on sale – to book go to thequeenshall.net or call 0131 668 2019.

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