Before The Fringe Festival


The Discovery Festival proudly brings you a little taste of Edinburgh, all presented in The Bridge House Theatre. Featuring previews of four new shows heading north this Summer, the theatre will become an Edinburgh venue for the day, operated by Warwick Arts Award students. The companies will get valuable experience of fast ‘get-ins’ and ‘get-outs’ to ensure the shows run to a strict schedule. Why not buy a fringe pass and see them all!


Join Holly&Ted on a fantastical adventure through time & space. Tracy & Val are dinosaurs from different cultures. Aoife is a female astronaut leading a crew of distrusting males. Sarah-Jane & Lou-Ann are two teenage girls just trying to survive Year 10. Polaris explores the normalisation of hatred, toxic masculinity, & the violence of language through imagined worlds & beguiling soundscapes that the performers create live on stage.

★★★★ ‘Joyfully Ingenious’ – The Stage

Saturday 7th July, 1:00pm, Bridge House Theatre

Suitable for all aged 14+


In a small attic, packed in hundreds of cereal boxes, lies the life’s work of Delia Derbyshire – the unsung genius behind the Doctor Who theme tune and trailblazer of electronic music. Join Noctium as they explore this fascinating tale of the mother of modern music. Using strange sounds and weird wobbulations, Noctium brings you a sonic experience your ears won’t believe.

Hymns for Robots mixes Noctium’s unique heightened performance style with analogue and digital music to bring you an extraordinary life that was almost forgotten.

‘Effective, fascinating with lots of atmosphere’ – What’s on Magazine

Saturday 7th July, 2:45pm, Bridge House Theatre

Suitable for all ages


Life is a hideous thing.

Dominic Allen (Belt Up Theatre, A Common Man) and Simon Maeder (Superbolt Theatre), fresh from winning Show of the Week Award at VAULT Festival 2018, present a darkly comic journey through the life and works of America’s most infamous horror writer, HP Lovecraft, whose weird tales showed the world that there are horrors beyond human control and understanding.

★★★★ ‘A richly theatrical hour of madness and the macabre’ – The Stage

‘A masterclass in physical comedy’ – Plays the Thing

Saturday 7th July, 4:30pm, Bridge House Theatre

Suitable for all aged 14+


Three sirens are exiled from Ancient Greece, only to find themselves washed up on Hastings beach in 2018. Zeus has disappeared. Sailors aren’t really a thing. And if you hang about naked on a rock in a sleepy coastal town, you’ll probably get arrested.

Sirens explores how things have changed for women 2500 years down the line. Using breathtaking visual storytelling, stunning projections and an otherworldly electro-folk soundtrack, ZooCo’s diverse ensemble stages a riotous rebellion against social norms; a beautiful, honest and playful commentary on our age-old obsession with perfect women.

Sirens is creatively captioned with a BSL inclusive narrative.

★★★★ ‘Witty, winsome and inventive. It is rare to find such a generous ensemble as The Zoo Co’ – The Stage

Saturday 7th July, 6:15pm, Bridge House Theatre

Suitable for all ages





Saturday 7th July,
Bridge House Theatre
All shows £8, £6 (concs), Fringe Pass (all 5 shows £20)

The Discovery Festival