NEWS: Pleasance Theatre Announces The Caledonian Express Festival

The Islington based theatre has announced details of its Edinburgh transfer festival – The Caledonian Express, which will take place at the venue from September. 

The Caledonian Express

Running from the 18th September until the 2nd December, the Caledonian Express brings some of the exciting shows from the Edinburgh Festival down to London.

Crossing genre and form, there is a huge variety of shows that will be presented as part of the festival from solo performances to ensemble physical theatre, from immersive installations to surreal twohanders.

The festival will be opened on the 18th September with Build a Rocket which followed in the footsteps of Flesh and Bone to win the Holden Street Theatres Award that will see them transfer to the Adelaide Fringe. A onewoman show directed by the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s Artistic Director Paul Robinson, Build a Rocket is the story of a young mother determined to get the best out of life for herself and her son.

Other shows to be included in the Caledonian festival include: The Archive of Educated Hearts, Freeman, Enter the Dragons and We’ve Got Each Other.

Talking about the news of the festival Director of Pleasance, Anthony Alderson said:” This exciting transfer festival brings the buzz of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to our London home. I’m delighted that we can extend our work with so many of these talented companies. The Festival will take over the whole of our London space bringing the diversity of our Fringe programme to new and wider audiences.

The Caledonoan Express Festival will run at the Pleasance Theatre from the 18th September until the 2nd December. For more information about the shows visit:


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