This brilliant theatrical journey into books returns, bringing stories to life in the most unexpected ways right in front of your eyes. This year we have lined up events featuring hip hop, opera, music and more, plus special performances involving artists from Rwanda, South Africa, Australia, and of course Edinburgh. Our partnership with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh continues with special one-off performances exploring three of the most interesting books of recent years: Isabel Greenberg’s graphic novel The One Hundred Nights of Hero; Mexican superstar Yuri Herrera and his noir classic Signs Preceding the End of the World; and Scotland’s own literary leading light Ali Smith with her much-loved How to Be Both.
What’s more, we have our first digital event. Presented in partnership with Fire Exit and written by David Leddy, The Right Kind of Chaos is a unique book where, over a 10-day period, readers receive a series of strange, unsettling instructions via the text messaging service WhatsApp. A mysterious political strategist who claims to be an old friend teaches you how to survive in the land of the free. Combining digital technology with innovative storytelling, rich socio-political research and a uniquely unnerving emotional punch, The Right Kind of Chaos is like fragmented poetry for a disjointed digital world. Sign-up is easy (and free): text the word 'SUBSCRIBE' to +44 7411 228363 on WhatsApp and follow the cues.