Fringe 14 – Standby For Tape Back-Up

“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sit-coms. Somehow, it became the story of my life” (Ross Sutherland)

After a hard-drive crash and a near death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house-bound with only one thing for company: an old videotape that once belonged to his granddad.

Over the months that followed, Ross memorised every second of the tape. Slowly, he learnt how to manipulate the images into telling the story of his life. The videotape allowed Ross to open a dialogue with his late grandfather, and eventually helped him confront the illness that had nearly ended his life.

The true story of one man’s journey into synchronicity and madness.



“Simply note down the booking number, because this is a must see show… extraordinary”
The Observer

“Consuming, compelling, hypnotic… One of the stand-out shows of the Fringe”
The Stage

Fest Magazine

“Touching, funny, linguistically thrilling”
Exeunt Magazine

“Achingly Beautiful”
A Younger Theatre

“Beautifully crafted, strikingly original”
The Telegraph

“Dizzyingly clever”
The Independent

“Poignantly epheheral”
What’s On Stage

“Beautifully poetic”
Time Out

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Dates / Venues

AUG 1 – 24 (Not 11); Summerhall, EDINBURGH – Dates Passed

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