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Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

Tim Crouch / National Theatre of Scotland

A new play presented through combined stage action and illustrated text.

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The writer leads his followers towards the end of this world and the start of a new one. The book he’s written predicts it all — the equations, the black hole, all the words we’ll speak till then.

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation is a new play by Tim Crouch, presented through combined stage action and illustrated text. It tells the story of a man who manipulates a group of people to sit in a place together and believe in something that isn’t true. Audience and actors turn the book’s pages together, study the images, and sometimes share the words.

Actor, director, writer and experimental theatre maker Tim Crouch pushes at the boundaries of metatheatre, constructing dazzling, complex, profoundly moving plays that strip the theatrical event down to its purest form — an encounter between actor and audience. Among his internationally acclaimed works are My Arm, An Oak Tree, ENGLAND, Adler and Gibb and The Author.

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World Premiere
Event information
You may wish to read along during the performance, so don't forget your reading glasses! Latecomers will not be admitted.
British Sign Language Interpreted performances
13 Aug 8pm & 24 Aug 3pm
Audio Described performance
14 Aug 8pm
Touch Tour
14 Aug 7pm
Relaxed performance
15 Aug 8pm. House lights will not be fully dimmed, loud noises avoided where possible and audiences are free to move around.

Tim Crouch Writer
Karl James & Andy Smith Directors
Rachana Jadhav Illustrator & Designer
Karen Bryce Lighting Designer
Pippa Murphy Sound Designer
Adura Onashile Associate Director

Cast includes Shyvonne Ahmmad, Tim Crouch, Susan Vidler

A National Theatre of Scotland production in association with the Royal Court Theatre, Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)

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7-25 August 2019

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Under 26
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Young Scot Card holder
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Senior citizens (limited availability)
30% off
Arts workers employed within Scotland (limited availability)
30% off
Registered unemployed (limited availability)
30% off
People with access needs
Free essential companion

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Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices. Discounts are subject to availability.

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★★★★ a disturbing, strange and beautiful show

The Scotsman

★★★★ a fascinating, thrilling examination of belief

The Stage

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Funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Edinburgh Festivals and

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