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From July 31
to August 25, 2019

Tickets are £9–11 Service charges may apply


King’s Hall, Edinburgh

Sea Sick – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Written and Performed by Alanna Mitchell

Produced by The Theatre Centre
Part of CanadaHub at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

For the SEA SICK PROGRAM click here

About Sea Sick
The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off.

The Theatre Centre presents Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell’s critically acclaimed production about climate change, and the state of the global ocean, which has toured Canada and the world. Experience this powerful story in which Mitchell uses science and delicate wit to tell us about her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovered there, and her hope for the future.

Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author (New York Times, CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, Globe and Mail, and more) who writes about science and social trends specializing in investigative reporting. Sea Sick is inspired by her international bestseller and award-winning book of the same name.

Praise for Sea Sick
We’ll continue to update this page with news & reviews as they come in.

“What is the most important show on the Fringe? It might just be Sea Sick.”
— Lyn Gardner (Stagedoor)

“This show is designed to hit you hard with the facts and agitate your wounds with the artistry. It compels you to think, to act, and ultimately to heal.”
— The Feminist Fringe

“a remarkable feat of storytelling and reportage”
— The List

“Sea Sick is a quiet call to action, a reminder of our responsibilities, and a crucial examination of an underexposed issue.”
– The Arts Desk

★★★★ – Edinburgh Fringe: Top 5 Shows to See
– The Financial Times

– The Scotsman

– Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Sea Sick is a crucial lesson on climate change that we all must hear.”
– The Skinny

Best of Edinburgh Festival List
– The Times

“…a model for communicating a distressing and complex issue in an accessible and entertaining way.”
– Edinburgh Guide

Edinburgh Festival 2019: the shows we recommend
– The Guardian

“Sea Sick is an absorbing and important show that’s particularly refreshing at the Fringe.”
– Exeunt Magazine


Director: Franco Boni
Co-director: Ravi Jain
Set and Costume Designer: Shawn Kerwin
Sound Designer: Tim Lindsay
Writer and Performer: Alanna Mitchell
Lighting Designer: Rebecca Picherack
Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer: Melissa Joakim