Michael Pinchbeck


Monday 24th August 2015 – 5.15pm

The first thing to do if you ever find yourself suddenly expelled into the vacuum of space is exhale.

The T in T minus stands for test. This is a test. This is an immersive slideshow inspired by an installation by the Russian artist Ilya Kabakov. There is a guest performer. There is an audience of ten people. The guest performer follows instructions on headphones they have never heard before. The performance draws on notions of escape and makes a journey, like Kabakov, between east and west, flying and falling, attempt and failure. It questions an understanding of space by relating outer space to the theatre space, the journey of the man who flew into space from his apartment with that of the guest performer involved, taking a leap of faith and heading into the unknown.

Michael Pinchbeck
Michael Pinchbeck is an award-winning writer and theatre maker based in Nottingham, UK. His work has toured nationally and internationally and has been selected for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase three times.

The man who flew into space from his apartment is commissioned by hÅb, Manchester and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. Supported by First Bite and Primary (Nottingham). Performed by other Forest Fringe artists.

Box Office

Forest Fringe Box Office: forestfringe.co.uk


Back to Top ↑
  • Connect

    Facebook logo Twitter logo Instagram logo Videos on Youtube Contact Us icon
  • How to get here

    Click/tap here to see buses that pass the Drill Hall, directions and building accessibility.

    Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG Learn how to get here →

  • Cafe Opening Hours

    Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
    Closed Sunday.

  • Donate

    Over the course of 2023 Out of the Blue will continue to offer opportunities for artists and members of the community to learn, participate and earn income.

    We use the space we have developed in 6 buildings in Edinburgh for studios, workshops, classes, projects, exhibitions, social enterprises, events, clubs, music making, markets, a cafe and more.

    Our all year round activity helps create the culture of the city, supporting the local economy and having positive social impact for the thousands of individuals and organisations we work with.

    We would humbly accept a financial donation, however small, in support of our work.

  • Subscribe to our mailing list

    Data protection
    By submitting this information, you are confirming that Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust may store your data and may contact you using the submitted information in accordance with our privacy policy (located in our legal information document at outoftheblue.org.uk/about).

  • Association

    Green Arts Project logo OSCR logo with charity number SC022812