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Kite - PREVIEW
On from 15 Jan 2016 to 16 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £4 - £6.50

Inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon, Kite is a play without words, with originally composed music, dance, puppetry and of course kites.

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Colin Hoult / Anna Mann / Andy Parker: Work in Progress
On from 19 Jan 2017 to 19 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

**** Times **** Chortle ****The List

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Sex With a Stranger
On from 16 Jan 2017 to 20 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £10.00 / (£8.00 concessions)

Adam ventures out on his long awaited ‘lads’ night out’. Later that evening he picks up Grace at a club and they get the night bus back to hers. As they make their glamorous journey to the bedroom – stopping off to find a lost oyster card and enjoy an awkward kebab – we see the emptiness of the pair’s lives brutally captured.

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Itch: A Scratch Event
On from 22 Jan 2017 to 22 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £6 / (£5 concessions)

***** 'Clever stuff' (WhatsOnStage.com)

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Carl Donnelly, John Hastings & Jimmy McGhie: Work in Progress
On from 23 Jan 2017 to 23 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5.00 - Buy 3 WIP Shows for £12

Join comedians Carl Donnelly (“Observational genius” The Guardian), John Hastings (“We should be grateful he’s decided to perform in the UK” Chortle) and Jimmy McGhie (“See him now before you have to queue around the O2” The Scotsman) as they debut new material from their new solo shows.

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Lloyd Langford: Work in Progress
On from 24 Jan 2017 to 24 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Lloyd Langford

Tickets: £5

You may have seen Lloyd on "Ask Rhod Gilbert" (BBC 1) "Dave's One Night Stand" (Dave), or "Don't Sit In The Front Row" (Sky Atlantic). You could have heard him on "The Unbelievable Truth" (Radio 4).

Join Lloyd for a brand new hour of stand-up comedy. It's a work-in-progress, so as well as plenty of jokes you may also experience an exciting frisson if it goes wrong or if it goes really well. Which hopefully it will.

**** The Mirror

**** British Theatre Guide

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MAX & IVAN AND TOM PARRY: RADIO PHWOAR: Work in Progress
On from 18 Jan 2017 to 25 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

You will witness two episodes of 'Tom Parry: Fancy Dressed Life' and two episodes of 'The Casebook of Max & Ivan' before anyone else in the world ever.

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SHOW RICHES ADAM THE: Work in Progress
On from 26 Jan 2017 to 26 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress Season: 3 for £12

A rare opportunity to see ubiquitous character comic Adam Riches debut some brand new material for the very last time.

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LEGENDS' FLAT
On from 26 Jan 2017 to 26 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

James Acaster, Tom Allen, Amy Annette, Joel Dommett, Steve Dunne, Nish Kumar, Stuart Laws, Rose Matafeo, Annie McGrath & Paul Williams.

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David Edwards: Work in Progress
On from 27 Jan 2017 to 27 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5.00 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Dave Edwards is a cult performer on the alternative comedy scene having appeared alongside Harry Hill, Adam Buxton and John Kearns

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Matt Winning & Jordan Brookes: Work in Progress
On from 28 Jan 2017 to 28 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Join the 'Attractively impish' (Guardian) Matt Winning and the 'Highly inventive' (Chortle) Jordan Brookes are these two men (one each) try out brand new material that is bound to entertain and confuse in equal measure (more the latter)

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Brennan Reece: Work in Progress
On from 29 Jan 2017 to 29 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Brennan Reece

Tickets: ££5.00 - 3 for £12.00

A night of BRAND NEW WORK from English Comedian Of The Year and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Award (Nominee), Brennan Reece.

Fresh from his sold out run in Edinburgh and a sold out tour of Australia.

He also has friends. They are brilliant. Sometimes they are on the telly! (Previous acts have included Jon Richardson, Dane Baptiste, Geins Family Giftshop and other ones you might have heard of).

***** (Arts Award) **** (The Scotsman, The List, Fest, Beyond The Joke, The Stage, Three Weeks) ** (Some prick with a blog)

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A Better Life
On from 29 Jan 2017 to 29 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £6.50

A Better Life – rehearsed reading An uplifting historical biography affirming the belief that one determined person can change the world for the better without lining their pockets into the bargain. They don’t need to be motivated by acquiring personal wealth or the pursuit of power to do it. A historical biographical piece charting the impact of Ludwig Guttmann on the world.

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Fin Taylor: Work in Progress
On from 30 Jan 2017 to 30 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

***** The Scotsman *****Chortle ****The Independent

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KAE KURD
On from 31 Jan 2017 to 31 Jan 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Chortle’s Best Newcomer Nominee 2016 presents a work in progress of his highly anticipated debut hour. As seen on BBC Three, Channel 4, BBC Radio 1Xtra and The Pleasance’s own Comedy Reserve showcase.

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Legally Blonde
On from 01 Feb 2017 to 02 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £12 - £17.50

The musical is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner.
This show is part of our Spring Season and can be found in our brand new brochure which is available here!

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Bryony Twydle: Work in Progress
On from 03 Feb 2017 to 03 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress Season: 3 for £12

Bryony Twydle (Funny Women Semi Finalist 2015, BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, one fifth of award winning sketch group The Jest) brings you her solo work in progress character show ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Funmbi Omotayo
On from 04 Feb 2017 to 04 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

“A classy young stand-up and, a headliner in the making” London is funny

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HUB
On from 07 Nov 2016 to 06 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

HUB IS BACK!

After an amazing Edinburgh Fringe run last year with sell-out shows and five star reviews, HUB is now a monthly feature of our London programme, featuring the best acts as they test drive their new material.
Line ups may change, but we hope not!

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TWAYNA MAYNE: Work in Progress
On from 07 Feb 2017 to 07 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Leicester Mercury Nominee and rising star Twayna Mayne presents a work in progress of her highly anticipated debut hour. 'Superb deadpan wit' (Time Out). 'A stand-out act with bags of potential' (Stage). 'Delightfully downbeat’ (Chortle).

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DANE BAPTISTE: Work in Progress
On from 01 Feb 2017 to 08 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and his own BBC sitcom Sunny D.

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The Drowsy Chaperone
On from 06 Feb 2017 to 08 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre
- £17.50

The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favourite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.

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Darren Harriott: Work in Progress
On from 09 Feb 2017 to 09 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5

In 2016 he appeared on ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’, supporting Jimmy Carr; and he also headed to the Edinburgh Festival as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve.

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Daniel Cook & Gareth Cooper: Work in Progress
On from 10 Feb 2017 to 10 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Two titans of the Work in Progress scene have decided to split an hour to try out some new material for their upcoming Edinburgh shows.

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Gabby Best/ Pat Cahill: Work in Progress
On from 11 Feb 2017 to 11 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

‘True star quality’ (Evening Standard)

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Pierre Novellie: Work in Progress
On from 12 Feb 2017 to 12 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

"Dawn of a major talent" – The Guardian

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Alasdair Beckett-King: Work in Progress
On from 13 Feb 2017 to 13 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Alasdair won New Act of the Year (formerly Hackney Empire) in 2014 and has featured on BBC radio as a comedian and sketch writer.

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Rent
On from 12 Feb 2017 to 13 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre
- £17.50

The story of a group dealing with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. Based on Puccini's 'La Boheme', 'Rent' tells the story of one year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in modern day East Village, New York City, 1989-1990.

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Tom Lucy: Work in Progress
On from 14 Feb 2017 to 14 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

"Watch him live and you'll understand the excitement" The Guardian

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Ken Cheng & Andy Field: Work in Progress
On from 15 Feb 2017 to 15 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Ken burst onto the UK comedy scene after reaching the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

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John Hastings: Work in Progress
On from 16 Feb 2017 to 16 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5.00 - Buy 3 Work in Progress Shows for £12

As seen on BBC Three's Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular. 'This fast-growing comic is a pleasure to watch' **** (Times).

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Jenny Bede: Work in Progress
On from 17 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Consistently Hilarious... A unique Delight – Three Weeks

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Phil Wang : Work In Progress
On from 18 Feb 2017 to 18 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

“Certain belly laughs” Sunday Times “A well-rounded young comic headed for greater things” Steve Bennett, Chortle “He’s an intelligent, attuned observer and his thoughts reward attentive listening” Jay Richardson, Scotsman Visit Phil’s website at www.philwang.co.uk Follow Phil on Twitter: @PhilNWang

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Samantha Baines Work in Progress: 1 Woman, Some Science And An Awesome Ride
On from 19 Feb 2017 to 19 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Buy 3 Work in Progress Shows for £12

"One of the ones to watch" Evening Standard

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James Meehan & Will Duggan: Work in Progress
On from 20 Feb 2017 to 20 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

“All of what he has to say is genuinely important and needs to be heard” – Broadway Baby

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The Theatre Reserve Try-Outs 2017
On from 20 Feb 2017 to 21 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £6.50

Come join us as several of the best emerging theatre companies showcase 10 mins of their new work for the chance to receive the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund for Theatre 2017.

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Pierre Novellie: Work in Progress
On from 06 Feb 2016 to 21 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pierre Novellie

Tickets: £4.00 - £5.00 - Buy any three £5 tickets from our work in progress season for £12

"Phenomenally good jokes" – The Guardian

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Kate Lucas: Work in Progress
On from 21 Feb 2017 to 21 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5.00 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

After a smash hit run and huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, multi-award winning musical comedian Kate Lucas returns to The Pleasance to workshop new material. ‘A true musical genius’ (Ed Fest Mag). ‘Wickedly naughty and deliciously dark’ (Broadway Baby)

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John Kearns: Work in Progress
On from 22 Feb 2017 to 22 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

'A true comedy original' Time Out

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Lolly Adefope: Work in Progress
On from 23 Feb 2017 to 23 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

Hospital Club Award Winner
Evening Standard Fresh Faces of 2016
Chortle Award Double Nominee

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SOPHIE WILLAN: Work in Progression
On from 24 Feb 2017 to 24 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress offer: 3 shows in the season for £12.00

After a smash hit run and phenomenal critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, Boltonian powerhouse Sophie Willan returns to The Pleasance to workshop new material.

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Jess Robinson: Work in Progress
On from 25 Feb 2017 to 25 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - Work in Progress Season: 3 Shows for £12

Join the award winning vocal gymnast and impressionist Jess Robinson as she debuts some new material from her 2017 solo show.

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Yuriko Kotani: Work in Progress
On from 26 Feb 2017 to 26 Feb 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5.00 - Work in Progress Season: 3 Show for £12

Winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015 and Time Out's One to Watch

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Wolf Meat
On from 27 Feb 2017 to 01 Mar 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £8 / (£6 concessions)

A brilliantly ridiculous take on Red Riding Hood, set in Grandma's Croydon drugs den.

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Maktub
On from 25 Feb 2017 to 05 Mar 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Complicite

Tickets: £12.00 / (£10.00 concessions)

Marcello Magni, Complicite’s co-founder, directs Maktub. Inspired by an ancient Persian tale, Maktub is the story of young shepherd who pursues a dream that takes him on an epic journey across a war-torn desert.

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War & War
On from 26 Feb 2017 to 05 Mar 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre
- £12

Kirsty Housley, co-director of The Encounter, creates a piece inspired by Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s War & War, telling the story of Korin, an archivist on an escape mission from 1990’s Hungary.

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Pandora
On from 07 Mar 2017 to 11 Mar 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £10 / (£8 concessions)

Pandora is a story about the power and fragility of hope.

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Spillikin
On from 07 Mar 2017 to 19 Mar 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £12 / (£10 concessions)

It’s the ‘70s. Sally likes Debbie Harry, Raymond likes making robots; they’re an unlikely pair.

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After Party
On from 14 Mar 2017 to 26 Mar 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £13 / (£11 concessions)

Last night Bethany’s birthday party raised the roof, shook the ground and caused Allan to miss his coach home

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Eurydice
On from 29 Mar 2017 to 02 Apr 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre
- £12

Ever wondered what the underworld’s like? Join us for this playful, modern take on the classic Orpheus and Eurydice myth.

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Comedy Reserve Try Outs 2017
On from 03 Apr 2017 to 04 Apr 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £5 - £5.00 or both shows for £8.00. Redeemable by Phoning our Box Office

Now in its 13th fantastic year, the Pleasance Comedy Reserve – supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund – showcases the absolute best in brand new comedy talent.

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It is So Ordered
On from 05 Apr 2017 to 16 Apr 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £12 / (£10 concessions)

It Is So Ordered explores the injustice caused, of which the repercussions are still being felt to this day.

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Posh
On from 29 Mar 2017 to 22 Apr 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Laura Wade

Tickets: £15

Darkly comic, and disgracefully entertaining, Laura Wade’s Posh, burst to life at The Royal Court theatre in 2010 with a cast featuring future stars Kit Harrington and James Norton.

Now the riotous story of Oxford student dining club, a fictionalised version of the infamous Bullingdon Club, will be told for the first time by a company of all-female actors.

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The Macbeths
On from 18 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £12.00 / (£10 concessions)

The Macbeths are hosting a dinner party. There will be food, drinks and karaoke, because enjoying yourself is always important, and entertainment is at the heart of every tragedy. But someone always has to pay in the end.

Set as an immersive dinner party with karaoke, this new take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is exploring how we consume violence as spectators and when we switch our empathy “on”.

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Digs
On from 06 Jun 2017 to 10 Jun 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £10 - £12

This explosive devised piece by Theatre with Legs asks the question: what is home? DIGS explores the nature of shared living, posing provocations on the housing crisis, love and loneliness.

It observes the rituals, the patterns and the codes of behaviour that we adopt when sharing living space. Playfully combining verbatim text, dynamic movement and a live music score, this piece takes the audience on a darkly comic and poetic journey. With personal stories at the helm, from the bizarre to the profound, DIGS looks at how human behaviour plays out in both public and private space.

Development supported by ETCH.

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A Festival of Sex, Love and Death: Don Giovanni
On from 22 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance Theatre

Tickets: £12 - £15

“Long live women, long live wine! The substance and glory of all humanity!”

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Goggles
On from 20 Dec 2017 to 22 Dec 2018
Pleasance Theatre
by Pleasance

Tickets: £10 / (£8 concessions) - Gemma and Josie had pet fish, Sunny and Boo. But now they're dead. Goggles is an attempt to give them the happy ending they deserved.

Gemma and Josie had pet fish, Sunny and Boo. But now they're dead. Goggles is an attempt to give them the happy ending they deserved.

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