Hippana Theatre

ZOO Southside
19:45 [60 MIN]




Previews Aug 2-3  •  Shows Aug 4-26 (not 6, 13 & 20)
Days off Aug 12 & 19  •  Starting time 19:45  •  Show length 60 min




ZOO Southside
117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9ER

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Your daughter is missing. You are the only one who has not given up the search. You hear voices. They guide you. They also haunt you. Will you surrender to them? Or will you shine? Hippana Theatre invites you to the distant recesses of the mind to meet the stranger inside you. How much do we know about ourselves? Are we not one person, but many? SHINE is an immersive psychological thriller that blurs the senses and tricks the mind into feeling what might not be there.

“Unreal intensity”
“always with an edge of danger”
“A story that held its audience every inch of the journey”
“Tight, very physical, well performed choreography”

Hippana Theatre


Hippana Theatre is an innovative international company specialising in physical theatre and gig-theatre. InAugust 2018, the company performed Alabama God Damn at Pleasance Dome, receiving 4 star reviews and playing to sold-out audiences. Established in 2015 in Italy, their work has toured in Belgium, England, Scotland, Finland, Sweden, Italy and Germany. While specialising in physical theatre, the group draws inspiration from dance, gigs, and circus. An adaptation of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was created and presented by the company in association with London’s Chickenshed in Spring 2018.

  • Created and performed by Olivier Leclair and Tiia-Mari Mäkinen
  • Sound design by Dave Carey
  • Movement direction by Rachel Yates
  • Graphic design by Rebecca Pitt
  • Mask making by Kaat & Marten Lierman
  • Photography: Michael Wharley
  • Sound consultant: Pete Malkin
  • Tiia-Mari Mäkinen

SHOWS 2023

Insomniac’s Fable

Chevalier – Hobbyhorse Circus


A Couple of Humans