Internationally renowned The 7 Fingers return with this unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music and acrobatics. Reversible hits the Assembly Rooms for the month of August, performing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

The 7 Fingers’ Artistic Director, Gypsy Snider, spoke with The Fountain about what inspired the show and her plans to prepare her liver for the Fringe.

TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?

The first time we played Edinburgh with Traces was one of the most thrilling experiences of my career and a huge turning point for The 7 Fingers. We couldn’t be more pumped to be back.

TF: Reversible certainly sound intriguing, what is the premise?

The idea was to explore the past through our lineage in order to give us strength moving forward. We are always looking for familiar theatrical contexts to ground our circus in images and stories that everyone can relate to. This time we are recreating the experiences of our grandparents through acrobatics.

TF: And sum up in one sentence why we should come see Reversible over any other show?

Come to Reversible to be moved beyond words, touched in the simplest way and impressed to the core.

TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, have you been before?

I have been before and I love being surrounded by so much humanity, creativity and humour. Art is around every corner, alive and so close. I also plan on preparing my liver for some proper drinking with incredible artists doing incredibly powerful work.

TF: And what are your future plans beyond Reversible?

We are always excited about pushing the story telling in our medium. Circus can so easily rely on it’s ability to impress but we are far more intrigued how to tap into the inherent risky theatricality that exists in the circus.

Réversible, Assembly Rooms – Music Hall, Aug 10th-12th, 14th-19th, 21st-26th, 6:15pm