Photography by Andrew Wuttke. Copyright by the artist Bron Batten.



Date 3 - 27 August 2022
Location Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe


What happens when a lefty theatre artist dates a right-wing soldier? Join performer Bron Batten for her provocative live artwork Waterloo and you’ll find out!

An epic tale spanning six years and several continents, Waterloo wrestles with love and violence in an explosive interrogation of Bron’s ill-fated affair with a high-ranking UK military official.

Sitting at the intersection of the personal and political, this genre-defying performance will confront you with deep-seated moral dilemmas as it cleverly dissects our human fascination with war and destruction.

A bittersweet romantic comedy crossed with an action thriller, Waterloo is an unmissable modern morality tale from the multi-award-winning artist Bron Batten.

Award-winning performer Bron Batten wrestles with love and war in an explosive interrogation of her ill-fated affair with a conservative military official.

A bittersweet romance crossed with an action blockbuster ‘far more than a story of unlikely lovers… Astonishing’ ★★★★ – Time Out

WINNER: Summerhall Edinburgh Touring Award, 2019
WINNER: Arts House Evolution Award, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Theatre Weekly Award, Perth Fringe Festival 2020
WINNER: Best Theatre Category Award, Perth Fringe Festival 2020

About the Artist

Bron Batten is a multi-award-winning performer, theatre-maker and producer who creates contemporary performance in collaboration with non-artists and audience members.

Her work has toured throughout Australia, New Zealand, the USA, France, the UK, Germany, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Romania and has been presented at The Soho Theatre London, Komedia Brighton UK, The Prague Quadrennial, Performing Arts Festival Berlin, Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Dark MOFO and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Past works include Waterloo (2019); Onstage Dating (2016); The Hole (2015- 2019) Use Your Illusion (2014); The Dad Show (2014- 2016); Sweet Child of Mine (2011) and The Last Tuesday Society (2008- 2015).

She has received Australia Council support and fellowships from the Ian Potter Foundation to undertake professional development in Zurich, New York, Chicago, Avignon, Glasgow and Hong Kong and in 2015 Bron was an artist in residence at the prestigious Cite des Arts Internationale in Paris.