SEARCH PARTY, 27th August @ 7:30pm

by SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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SEARCH PARTY is raising money through SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL to help the next generation of artists make it to the Fringe.

by SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


27th August @ 7:30pm BST

International timings
USA - 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST
Australia - Adelaide 4:00am


SEARCH PARTY is part of SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL a brand new online festival and fundraiser presenting the very best of the Fringe stalwarts of theatre, music and comedy, and the best new acts, all performed live from sheds across the country and streamed into people’s homes this August. 

Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams (BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL, THREE SISTERS) brings his special, audience-led poetry event to Shed Fringe.

Pick a word, any word. Prompted by audience suggestions, Inua Ellams will search through his extensive archive of work and perform a reactive and spontaneous selection.

Inua Ellams’ first play, THE 14TH TALE, won a Fringe First before transferring to London’s National Theatre and touring nationally and internationally. He was awarded the Liberty Human Rights Award for his one-man show, AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT, and THE BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES played to 40,000 at the Roundhouse after two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour. Across his work, Inua mixes the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, with an emphasis on themes of identity, displacement and destiny.

Please note: Due to streaming capacity and COVID-19 guidelines on public performances, the performance of SEARCH PARTY will be recorded with an audience earlier in the day on 27th August, streamed out later that same evening. If you wish you give Inua a word, please tweet @ShedinburghFest using #SEARCHPARTY and the Shedinburgh Team will give a selection to Inua at the time of his performance. Or, please email [email protected] with the subject title: SEARCH PARTY. 


Tickets fare purchased as donations to the SHED LOAD OF FUTURE FUND, starting from just £4. There is no limit to what you can donate and we kindly ask that if you are watching with multiple people, you consider making a donation per person. 

You’ll be able to book tickets until 3:30pm on 27th August after which time we’ll need to close booking to allow us to get everything ready for the performance. 

Tickets are limited so don’t wait or you may miss out. 


All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the SHED LOAD OF FUTURE fund for the preservation of the Fringe: financially supporting future artists and creatives with grants to help them make it to Edinburgh for the first time next year. 

Your donations are a direct investment in the future creatives able to make and take work to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

If you want to make a direct donation to the fund, you can do so through our dedicated SHEDINBURGH page HERE


You’ll receive an email from the SHEDINBURGH box office on the day of the performance with a link and instructions of how to watch. 

All performances are streamed online via Zoom so you can watch from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.



SHEDINBURGH is a programme of live-streamed socially distanced performances from sheds based at either The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Soho Theatre in London, or from the homes of those artists unable to travel at this time.

Acts have been asked to revive and reimagine past performances for a shed, rather than a theatre, with minimal staging and with a digital audience. A challenge worthy of the Fringe, our performers are taking on quite the task. 

At a time when venues face an uncertain future and artists are struggling SHEDINBURGH will shout loud about the Fringe’s vital role in global culture, celebrate its past successes and breakthrough artists and provide a platform for the talent that would have been on this year. 

SHEDINBURGH will take place between 14 August – 5 September with daily events including ‘one night only’ performances from established Fringe favourites, slots for new artists through Open Call Submissions and industry panel discussions. 

Featuring shows from Helen Baer, Tim Crouch, Rosie Jones, Adam Kashmiry, Yolanda Mercy, Deborah Frances-White, Gary McNair, Sara Pascoe, Steen Raskopoulos, Jack Rooke, Joe Sellman-Leava, Mark Thomas and more. 

For the full schedule and more information you can visit


Follow us: 

Twitter: @ShedinburghFest #Shedinburgh

Instagram: @Shedinburgh_Fest

Facebook: Shedinburgh-Fringe-Festival

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] 


SHEDINBURGH is presented by Francesca Moody Productions in association with Popcorn Group. 

Supported by Traverse Theatre, Soho Theatre, National Student Drama Festival, Crowdfunder and Solid Media

Sponsored by Beer52 and Mighty Small, Homebase and Mercia Garden Products 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£4 or more

£4 Ticket - Minimum Spend - Pay What You Can

Kick back from the comfort of your own home...or shed and enjoy the show. Don't forget this is the minimum donation, if you can give more then please do. If you are watching with multiple people, please also consider paying per ticket.

£15 or more

£15 Ticket - Pay What You Can

Maybe you'll consider paying just a little bit more for your ticket. This show in a shed is definitely worth at least £15 right? Don't forget you can increase this if you want. If you are watching with one multiple people, please also consider paying per ticket.

£30 or more

£30 Ticket - Pay What You Can

You know this show is going to be SHEDsational and if you were really in Edinburgh you'd have bought a pre and post show drink to wet the whistle. Surely that's at least £30 spent. Don't forget you can increase this if you want (maybe you bought a round for your pals too). If you are watching with one multiple people, please also consider paying per ticket.

£50 or more

£50 Ticket - Pay What You Can

We know you're watching with your whole flat, plus we heard this show go four stars from the TOOLegrpah so £50 seems cheap really. Don't forget you can increase this if you want.

£100 or more

£100 Ticket - Pay What You Can

It's a big night out at the theatre but people have been BBQueuing up to see this show so it's totally worth it. Plus we'll list you as a supporter on our website for a donation of this size. Don't forget you can increase this if you want.

£250 or more

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£250 Ticket - Pay What You Can

Haven't you heard, this is a HINGE-First winning show. Top shed content. Plus, for a donation of this size our presenters will do a shout out to you on the show when it streams - we'll make you a star! Plus we'll list you as a supporter on our website you lucky thing. Don't forget you can increase this if you want.

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