Spoken Word

Spoken Word Shows

Have a look through our selection of Spoken Word Shows! We are sure To have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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The Church Of The Fall

The Church Of The Fall

Spoken Word

The Church Of The Fall

Spoken Word

The Walrus / Raised Room
JUN 4 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
JUN 5 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

A musical AND a film about Queen and not one show about The Fall? That's bobbins! My show is one man’s attempt to celebrate the work of the late writer, musician and working-class genius, Salford's Mark E. Smith and his group The Fall. It’s a ridiculous ask, the equivalent of trying to do justice to Mozart. Mark E. Smith was comfortably larger than life, with bacchanalian tales to match but the art is always bigger than the artist and so, OK, he was maybe ‘no Mandela’ but could Mandela have ever given us a tune as banging as say, ‘Spoilt Victorian Child’? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RI...


The Radio Plays

The Radio Plays

Spoken Word

The Radio Plays

Spoken Word

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2-5 at 14:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

The event will be a spoken work radio short consisting of 6 radio shorts in the style of 1930's. Each will be accompanied by a piano player and a guitarist and pre-recorded sounds played live....