Theatre (new writing, devised)

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  • Pleasance Dome - JackDome
  • 10:50
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Argonaut
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains scenes of violence, strobe lighting and strong language
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


The final hour of 1999. Two bickering sisters flee a party. Two outcasts prepare for the apocalypse. When their paths cross, they are forced to make choices that will alter their futures far beyond midnight. A new show about optimism, fear and counting down to uncertainty from award-winning young company Argonaut (Action at a Distance, 2017). New Diorama Theatre Graduate Emerging Company 2018/19. Shortlisted for the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund. Praise for previous shows: 'Smart young writing' (Guardian). 'Urgent, engaging and deeply entertaining' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Extremely promising' **** (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue beside spiral staircase. Lift access via lift at rear of bar — this is at the rear of the venue. Ask staff for assistance. Also applicable for Brooke’s Club.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Loz Whitaker 31 days ago

eh, mediocre. 3/5

Philip 33 days ago

A brilliant piece on fake news with shifting narratives inspired by Orson Welles radio version of the War of the Worlds. One of the best things I have seen this or any other year at the Fringe.

Alistair Lomas 34 days ago

Really confused by the other audience reviews - they don’t relate to the performance I saw today.

The S Club 7 dancing and a human sized tamagotchi were the two things that stood out for me, the rest was all meh.

One thing that really did annoy me was the lava lamps that were not given time to fully warm up.

Julie Phillips 36 days ago

Our very first show this year. I’d give it 3/5. Ok start to our Festival

Alex Nine 38 days ago

Great ensemble performance. Thoughtful, fun show.

Carolyn Chapple 39 days ago

If you are a Fawlty Towers fan go and see this. Lots of laughs using script from the original. Actors are very like their characters. Great show

David Robinson 40 days ago

Astoundingly good, go and see it

Peter Land 40 days ago

A great show with all the trademark Gary McNair touches - humour, accurate observation, and of course warmth. A simple story that throws light on a life lesson, the playground experience and friendship. Really impressive, do catch it.

Emmy 41 days ago

I adored this show so much. Amazingly performed, fun and clever script, good staging too!! If you're a fan of new writing this is definately a show to see!

Daniel Morrell 42 days ago

Absolutely top drawer! So much fun! Different each time too, of course. Could easily watch it again!

P. Holmes 50 days ago

I absolutely loved this show. It was so funny and clever. I highly recommend it!

Ana Lim 51 days ago

Inspiring, awesome, fantastic, Riveting. Must see. An inspiration for artists.

Martin Barnes 52 days ago

This is a quality show, with great young actors who kept me entertained and wanting more! Funny, sad at times, though provoking and energetic. An original and intelligent performance.

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 26 days ago

New Year is always a time for new starts, resolutions and fresh hope that the turn of the calendar will change everything. Emotions ran extra high at the end of 1999 but there was also fear of the Y2K—the millennium bug could ruin everything, destroy computers and wreak havoc on...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 37 days ago

There’s something reassuringly nostalgic about the panic we felt for the millennium bug. Computers thinking it was 1900 was just such a dumb way for the world to end. The latest piece from Argonaut captures that clash of panic and hope, anxiety and ridiculousness. Ten minutes before the millennium, two...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Remember the turn of the millennium? Westlife at No. 1, Blair ascendant, the height of the dot-com bubble? Remember the panic that, all over the world, computers would fail when the date counter flipped over to 2000?December 31st, 1999. The woods outside...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 40 days ago

It’s about to be the Millennium, and all hell is breaking loose. Well, that’s what it felt like watching ’00’ anyway! The play is formed of two halves and, while I’m still not sure whether I loved it or not, it definitely made me leave the theatre thinking. The first...

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The Student (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

Overall, 00 is able to entertain while providing some surprisingly gentle insights about time, and how it should be treasured.

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The Empty Blogspace 42 days ago

It’s not hard to see that 90s nostalgia is in full flow on the Fringe this year, but Argonaut prove you can frame some intelligent questions about the course the world has taken since – whilst still having some fun with it.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 44 days ago

It’s 1999, soon to be 2000, and two sisters are wandering the woods of the Bournemouth area after fleeing a party. They come across two Y2K-ers waiting for the computer apocalypse to erupt. What follows is an energetic but dysfunctional hour of adventuring into uncertainty.00 is elevated by an energetic...

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Exeunt 44 days ago

“They say Two Thousand Zero Zero, party over, out of time,” the Artist Formerly Known as Prince sang on the title track of his funky early-eighties breakthrough album “1999.” It’s a strange lyric when you look at it, laced with nostalgia for an upcoming event, a kind of nihilistic optimism...

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 47 days ago

Set not long before midnight of December 31, 1999, 00 looks at the fear that takes hold of people at both an individual and national level. Four characters meet, all with their own interpretation of the impact of Y2K. The fears that existed at the time, focussed on the Y2K...

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