8th and 9th August 730pm

Evolution House, Top Floor Boardroom, Edinburgh College of Art, West Port, EH1 2LE, (Grassmarket entrance)


Work in progress 30th July 330pm and 1st August 630pm at

Tristan Bates Theatre, John Curry Studio, London


'I want to tell her that I had to leave everything behind too. My home, my city.'

CARNIVAL written by Catherine O'Shea

Starring Rosie Houlton

Directed by Natalie Arle-Tyone

This one-woman play, CARNIVAL, follows a multi- generational group of students from across the globe who come together for an adult education class in Central London. The play follows the women from their first day of class to their final celebration. A lot can happen over the course of a year. They share a common struggle overcoming many barriers to their education, but one student must risk everything. An undeniable bond forms between teacher and student. After an unexpected turn of events, the women learn to depend on each other for strength and survival when everything else in their world is slipping away. CARNIVAL shines a spotlight on the greater need for every woman’s right to an education. How much would you be willing to risk for yours?