If only beheading an enemy was the way to solve problems in the modern world.
Who Cares is a stunning, fast paced piece of verbatim theatre about the plight of three young carers living in Salford.
Full Consent To Speak On My Behalf refers to a statutory line used by professionals, enabling foster carers to speak on behalf of children in the care system.
It was a day like any other day.
My iPhone can hear me.
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
You make 35,000 decisions a day.
Very few kind words have ever been said about the prison system in this or any other nation.
The Edinburgh Fringe is awash with shows designed to shock and push our buttons.
Using personal stories and first-hand accounts, Faultlines is a play built on truth.
Verbatim stories of “love” in all its magnificence and monstrousness.
Oops, I did it again.
We enter stage and Jonathan Ashby-Rock delicately tends to his flowers, encased in boxes across the stage.
What does it mean to be a woman in today’s society? How does she tackle the obstacles that life throws at her? Who is She? A verbatim performance led by the experiences of real w…
‘But the terror wasn’t about what I was being accused of, the terror was what I could get done for.
Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? Based on true experiences told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort o…
A night exploring the grimy underbelly of a girls’ night out.
In response to the #MeToo movement, Boxed Out uses verbatim (or interview-based theatre) to explore how people of all ages are experiencing gender, gender norms and gender stereoty…
Twice Over examines Thatcher and May’s leadership through the lives of two Northern women.
The true story of a 21-year-old girl in an Australian plane crash during her study abroad year.
All That Remains is a moving reflection on loss and memory based on true stories from the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Tectonic Theatre’s The Laramie Project is a masterpiece in verbatim, a chronicle of the 1998 real-life kidnap and murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student from Wyoming.
Miremba, a Ugandan woman forced to leave her girlfriend and marry.
I’d had a conversation with Dan about ecstasy.
Whoever you are, you’ll only know first love once.
Is porn misogynistic or female empowerment in action? Why don’t we talk about porn? What impact does porn have on teenagers, adults and children? Is porn ultimately a good thing …
Red and Boiling is an entertaining cabaret-style show with some serious undertones.
Hi, I’m award-winning comic, actor and writer Joz Norris (BBC Three, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, ITV, ITV2, Dave, Channel 4).
There is never a dull moment with Billie.
What does the transcript of a 17th century Italian rape trial reveal about the state of the world nowadays? That, despite 400 years of supposed social progress, the impulse to blam…
When was the last time you messaged a friend, updated your story or video called family? We live in a world of instant communication but how often do we assess the presence of tech…
Pigs, pomp and porkers abound in this off-the-wall clown show about our government’s handling of Brexit negotiations.
I’ll begin by noting that this particular viewing was unfortunately tarnished by a very inconsiderate audience, where both latecomers and six mid-show phone calls bombarded the f…
‘It was strange because at the time I wasn’t really looking for anybody, so when you see somebody.
Brenda’s Got a Baby was birthed from a concept created by Molly Rumford, financed via Crowdfunder and the culmination of interviews and news stories from real people.
Spaces discusses boundaries and the obstacles that affect our relationships, with a focus on friendships, romantic relationships and familial bonds.
‘Why should I continue to be tolerant, when the world has been so intolerant of me?’ Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim te…
‘People are more fixated on flesh than ever before in history’ (Ann, 97).
Delve into an hour of real Locker Room Talk, a term made infamous by Donald Trump, and allow yourself to be immersed into the murky and dark world of everyday sexism that society d…
The performance of London-based Belarussian actress Alexia Mankovskaya has been critically acclaimed in Russia after the production’s triumphant premiere at the VI Theatre Festival…
One performance only. Turn up early, sell-out expected.
Whet your appetite and delve into the seductive minds of the new generation in an honest portrayal of all that goes on in the first year of university – the good the bad and the …
A man collects stories of lost keys and dreams gone astray, wayward wallets and absent loved ones, abandoned playthings and misplaced memories.
Every given year one in four people will experience a very serious diagnosable mental illness – if it’s not you it’s a mate.
“None of these words are our own.
Produced by Connie Stride and co-directed by Emily Ashbrook and Elizabeth Bailey, The Tinder Tales excels in making genuine experiences appear visceral.
Nobody wants to be lectured.
The team behind the hilarious smash hit podcast are coming to Edinburgh for two live shows.
Fourteen cast members.
Many an article’s been written on how the gay scene appears dominated by drugs and sex.
Alcoholics’ recovery meetings are happening all around us, all the time.
Listen closely with empathy to what high school students are saying.
A part devised, part verbatim piece of theatre that delves deep into the effects that pornography, with its growing popularity and influence, has on individuals in the 21st century…
Winner Best Comedy at United Solo Festival New York 2016.
A near-immersive theatre show encompassing and delving into the lives of six recovering addicts.
A joyful and touching view of the world through other people’s eyes, Lists… is a show composed entirely of crowdsourced lists.
To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline.
Co-commissioned by Live Theatre/The Marlowe Theatre.
Molodyi Teatre combine verbatim accounts of migration from the Ukraine to the UK with a Britain’s Got Talent pastiche in a bizarre satire of modern-day xenophobia.
Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex is the sex-ed class we all wish we’d had.
Young company LUND have created a collage of testimonies from current, former and aspiring young servicemen and women in their new show Playing Soldiers.
Drawing from the likes of renowned theatre company DV8, All Might Seem Good mixes verbatim accounts of fate with physical theatre: mixing the highly natural with the highly stylise…
As a piece of verbatim theatre, I Love You / It’s Over gives a much more clear headed, down-to-earth view of love than you’re likely to find in a more highly wrought play.
I am male.
Tagged follows Glaswegian teens Seanette and Lynn as they navigate a cycle of crime, reoffending and breaching court orders.
“Finally, for the first time, we are being seen.
If your idea of chillin’ is sitting in the armchair with a cup of cocoa and a novel, you probably won’t feel at ease with this play.
Still Here is a new piece of verbatim theatre formed from an interview conducted in the Calais refugee camp during December 2015.
A gripping true story about a high-school experiment that went out of control.
A comical and haunting play about a young generation’s morality and its desperate search for connection.
Forget everything you think you know about battle rap.
‘Monkey Bars’, written by award-winning writer Chris Goode, transports you into the world of a child.
For a topic that has become slightly worn in recent years and can easily slip into cliché, this was a very commendable take, using the extremely difficult device of verbatim perfo…
An original play.
Physical comedy, object theatre and tacky music reveal the misogyny, oppression, and just plain awful sex seen in mainstream porn today.
A choir meets to rehearse a song to make things better.
What happens to unfinished sentences? Join the deliciously devious Sentence Snatchers as we trip, tangle and tongue-twist our way through the fantastical town of Loose End, where t…
Ventoux is the story of two cyclists, one forbidding mountain and a potent rivalry.
Bear Pit Theatre present a sweet show which narrates different generations’ experiences of when they were 17.
Explosive from start to finish, E15 is verbatim theatre at its most exciting.
Through a strong ensemble cast, this piece aims to expose the truth behind the juxtaposition of the stereotypical woman and the reality which every woman struggles to deal and cope…
Why did a 23-year-old woman leave her comfortable American life to stand between a bulldozer and a Palestinian home? From the words she left behind, My Name is Rachel Corrie tells …
Ghostly stories, told by sceptics.
As a career move, dying was the savviest option for Jimmy Savile.
Valiant is an hour of verbatim stories from women who have experienced war, adapted from the book Valiant War and Exile by Sally Hayton-Keeva who collected interviews from women ac…
Working within the rather large shadow of the National Theatre’s verbatim triumph London Road, new Leeds-based company 203 Theatre have hopped on this particular niche musical ba…
Co-written by Susan Wilson and Jeffrey Mayhew, A Cinema in South Georgia follows the misadventures and travels of a group of Edinburgh Whalers in a desolate outpost in South Georgi…
One of the challenges of reportage theatre – works in which the words and experiences of real people are edited and put into the words of actors – is to justify the process as …
The relationship between parent and child is one of the most important in society and in the lives of most people.
Whenever you’re waiting for your next train on the platform, do you imagine yourself having a connection with the person standing next to you? Do you imagine having any common gr…
What is love? Is it the crazy infatuations of our teenage years, the strength to make a failing marriage work or the instant bond between parent and child? Or is it something else,…
The Venn diagram containing those who enjoy watching football and those who enjoy watching theatre might not have the largest overlap in the world.
Three poles, three performers and a whole lot of juice.
Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning Breach (Tank, The Beanfield) restage the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
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