Media Advisory – Photocall – 05/08/11 – Dark Aerial Farytale in Industrail Leith

You are invited to send a photographer / reporter / camera crew to a photocall at a secret location in Leith (on Friday 5 August) at 09:35 for a spectacular display of energy-infused and acrobatic aerial theatre from The Paper Doll Militia, direct from the USA.  

“Where Theatre Meets Circus.” – Oakbook Magazine

The Paper Doll Militia are performing, This Twisted Tale (co-directed by Grid Iron's Ben Harrison), their new dark and fantastical aerial theatre show at Leith On The Fringe @ Out of the Blue – Drill Hall, 30-38, Dalmeny Street, Leith from 6 to 28 August 2011.

For promotional video of This Twisted Tale –

Sarah Bebe Holmes and Rain Anya, in full red and white show costumes, will show of their incredible  aerial and acrobatic skills 20 feet up in the air, as they hang from both ropes and chains.  All the action will be set against the gritty backdrop of a huge, open, derelict, broken and run down industrial Victorian building in the heart of Leith.

Meet at the end of Dryden Street, off MacDonald Road, off Leith Walk

09:35 for a prompt 09:45 start.  Finish 10:15.
Friday 5 August 2011

(RSVP:  if you are attending – Paddy Cuthbert – Podge Publicity – T: 07968 699636 / E:

Full Show Information:

The Paper Doll Militia Present their Edinburgh Fringe Debut


Ben Harrison (Grid Iron) directs this fantastical aerial fairy tale!
With a haunting and original score by David Paul Jones.

“This is where Theatre meets Circus.” – Oakbook Magazine

With an intoxicating blend of whimsy and danger, The Paper Doll Militia brings to the Fringe their newest aerial theatre piece, This Twisted Tale, co-directed by Ben Harrison. A dark comedy with emotional relevance, this story details the adventures of Chloe, a misfit little girl, and Luce, an unpredictable incarnation of the devil with an acerbic wit. Delivering their lines as they hang, twist, and turn from invented aerial apparatus, The Paper Doll Militia tell a story that catches the eye and strikes the soul.

As Luce draws Chloe deeper into her eccentric world where anything is possible, we observe a complex interplay of light and dark, and learn about the vital importance of dreaming and play. Throughout, we wonder whether it's the destructive forces in our lives that yield the most light and growth.

This Twisted Tale seamlessly fuses aerial arts and acrobatics, vintage style shadow puppetry and animation, all set to the throbbing, haunting music of composer David Paul Jones. It's an unforgettable performance of fantastical proportions.

After a successful US tour, The Paper Doll Militia is traveling 6,000 miles for their Fringe debut.  Get ready for a high-octane aerial performance that literally smashes the place up.  

VENUE                 Leith on the Fringe @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall – The Drill Hall
TIME                    16.00 (16.55)
DATES                  3-5 Aug (Preview) 6-28 Aug (not Mondays)
TICKETS               Preview £7.50 (£5.00); £12.00 (£9.50)
BOX OFFICE         0131 226 0000

Hi-Res images are available for download at
Please take a look at our promotional video at

For further information, interview and photo requests please contact SARAH HOLMES 07980591056 or RAIN ANYA 07760 863 625;

Contact: Paddy Cuthbert
Phone: 07968699636