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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Jerry and Elizabeth Averill


"Once again, God has opened the door for us to be involved in the Fringe.  I have written a new script this year - GOD'S SMUGGLER - focusing on the Persecuted Church.  And we are excited to be working with 6 other actors from the Scottish community.


Performances are Tuesday - Saturday, 18-22 August, at 7:30 p.m.

at Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church

10 West Crosscauseway

Edinburgh EH8 8JP


And an exciting addition, Buccleuch wanted to sponsor a larger outreach to the Fringe, so this year they are offering a full evening of performances, with a coffee and tea cafe between each event.  Tickets are free, so come to GOD'S SMUGGLER, or make an evening of it and come to all.



How do you cope when you are at your wits’ end? Is there hope in the darkness? Out of Darkness, an improvised and interactive Playback Theatre production by students from Taylor University, Indiana, explores ancient paradigms of spiritual deliverance borrowed from biblical poetry, alongside your stories of coping and hoping. Audience participation is a key component of Playback Theatre, conducted and lead by Christina Howard.



How far would you go for a cause you believe in? Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the international charity Open Doors – God’s Smuggler is an exciting new play about the journey of its founder, Brother Andrew. From a young boy in Holland, confounding the Nazis any way he could, to a young man risking all to smuggle Bibles into communist countries in a VW Beetle, to the man he is today and the fight that still burns within to help those being persecuted for their faith. This is a new and original production by playwright Jerry Averill.


21:00 - Late Night Music Cafe

An evening of music, featuring different artists each night



Also, just for children, two special performances Friday and Saturday, 21 & 22 August, at 14.45

Music by Alastair McDonald, the Scottish jazz banjo-playing folk singer, will front and back a short play for children - LOOKING FOR THE LOST - featuring two of Jesus' well-known stories - put on by Averill Creatives and New Scottish Arts"