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4 Jul 2019

Foraying into the Fringe

An illustration of an enormous black crow looms over a woman sleeping in a four-poster bed.
A Game of Death and Chance runs from 16 July–8 September 2019 at Gladstone’s Land.
We’re using the power of theatre to tell our stories when we make our Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2019.

We’re taking part in the world’s biggest arts festival this year with a new play inspired by and performed at our Royal Mile townhouse – Gladstone’s Land.

“We’re very excited to be making our Fringe debut this year with a new play that brings the story of Gladstone’s Land and its past residents to life.”
Claire Grant, Operations Manager for Edinburgh

A Game of Death and Chance runs throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Created by acclaimed playwright Ben Harrison, the interactive piece uses the real-life history of the Old Town building to weave an atmospheric story that spans the period from the Union of the Crowns in 1603 to the Act of Union in 1707.

The audience will move through the 500-year old tenement’s rooms and influence the stories they hear by making choices about elements of the performance.

Claire Grant added: ‘This is an amazing opportunity to introduce a whole new audience to this special place, and to the National Trust for Scotland and all the work we do to protect Scotland’s national and natural treasures.’

A Game of Death and Chance runs from 16 July–8 September 2019.

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