Online@theSpaceUK - the online Fringe that was like no other

September 16th 2020 at 9:21pm

theSpaceUK were one of the very few Edinburgh Fringe venues to channel their energy over the summer into building a substantial online programme, and the results were appreciated by audiences and critics alike! theSpaceUK’s virtual project, Online@theSpaceUK, was designed to give companies and shows a creative outlet - with work specifically written or produced during lockdown being the primary focus. They responded in their droves and thanks to their creativity, passion, and sheer hard-work, Online@theSpaceUK presented a programme that fittingly embraced that global festival spirit that the show must go on!

The press reception was positive on both a local and national level, with the The Herald highlighting performances from Christopher Tajah (Under Heavens Eyes), This is Not a Theatre Company’ (Play in Your Bathtub: An Immersive Audio Spa for Physical Distancing), Kali Theatre Company (The Last Clap), Anne Rabbitt (Bookshelf Ballad) and Swell Theatre Company (Rehearsal Etiquette).

Coverage in The Scotsman included priase for Abigail Cook's Those Girls and a very positive review for Bookshelf Ballad - "a small but perfectly formed love letter to life and literature which demonstrates that there is no lockdown on imagination".

Our thanks and congratulations go out to all the companies who worked so hard on their contributions for this year's programme - thank you for helping make the first Online@theSpaceUK such a success!