2020 The Musical

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, new writing)

  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    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


You think you know this story. You don't. This brand-new musical celebrates human resilience in every form. From the West End stage to the shelves of Lidl, care homes to the doors of Number 10, these are the uplifting and unexpected true stories of everyday heroes as you've never heard them before. Featuring unprecedented levels of talent, you're invited to a heart-warming, show-stopping party. And unlike Downing Street, everyone's invited. 'Refreshing and nostalgic... the one thing 2020 was so desperately lacking – just a bit of fun!' **** (MusicalTheatreReview.com).

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There is ramp access to the front door. Then level access to front row seats. There are 14 steps if not taking the accessible entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 11- 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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 17 August, 20 August, 24 August, 27 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

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

L Callaghan 28 days ago

Absolutely loved this musical!! Very funny and witty! The cast had perfect comedic timing, vocal ranges and dancing skills! Its hard to pick one stand out moment but definitly has to be the boris johnson impressionist! I was near in stitches everytime the cast member was on stage. Lots of tender heartfelt moments and something we can all relate to. The songs were banging and here's hoping they're uploaded somewhere!

Andrew Davies 29 days ago

Nice show, some excellent songs, very entertaining, recommended.

Eletta Rainsford 29 days ago

Dancing was great but lacking in every other department

Matt Woodrow 30 days ago

Very enjoyable time, excellently written and performed. The male and female leads are standout - particularly impressed by 'Emily's' vocal range and 'Adam's' physical comedy instincts. Not to mention the Boris Johnson impression is uncanny.

Book it in and see it. We all need to process some things from that year and this is cheaper than group therapy!

Cameron M 30 days ago

Saw show other day. Well performed and very much enjoyed.

Terry Bavaro 31 days ago

Must see show! Fantastic music cast and choreography. As an American, Los Angeles, was also a history lesson

Linda Gaskill 31 days ago

Wow! This show is West End material. Very professional, well written, inspired and creative, it resonates with anyone who lived through 2030 in the UK. A must see. Sparkling!

Esther Schneider 31 days ago

I loved loved loved it!
How to produce such a hearted and hope giving Show with that theme, incredible. Every minute was worthwhile and absolutely amazing and talented cast aswell. Thank you!

Katie C 33 days ago

WOW! This show was an amazing tour of the "wonderful" 2020! The songs were very catchy and the acting, dancing and singing was OUTSTANDING by all!! 5 stars from me!

Sophie 34 days ago

What a fantastic show!! This heartwarming, giggle inducing, relatable musical is a fantastic watch at this years fringe! It covered so many areas of lockdown that I’m sure the whole audience could relate to, the magic of the main actors, the heartwarming moments, feel good songs, thought provoking songs were all fantastic. This is a very well written, consciously thought out, hilarious and tear jerking show and I’m so glad we went to see it!

Claire Hall 34 days ago

I was so thoroughly impressed with this show!! I think every single person in the UK can relate to this show due to the nature of the topics covered during a time when all of our lives had been affected. All of the performers are so incredibly talented. I was laughing, crying and also was reminded of this very strange time and felt inspired to continue to live everyday and to never take freedom, family and fun for granted!!! I cannot wait to see this show on the west end in time to come!! If you are at the fringe, please go and see this show!! The Boris Johnstone character was so on point!!! Well done everyone in the cast and team, you certainly made my fringe this year!!

Julia Bolden 34 days ago

After a shaky start to its opening performance, with some (recurring) microphone issues, this show totally captured our hearts. The timing felt just right for revisiting the iconic year which unexpectedly changed all our lives so dramatically. Ed Fringe 2021 or 2022 would have been too soon to fully appreciate the benefit of hindsight and now we are far enough removed to have forgotten some of the little details of which it so poignantly reminds us while, at the same time, avoiding the tired old covid jokes. I have it on good authority that the writer, who also plays the lead role, really was appearing in a West End show when lockdown began and really did have to get a job as a carer to make ends meet. She seems to have found the perfect balance of fusing the insight and true emotion underpinning lived experience with the fictional elements essential to a hit musical. Top notch acting, singing and dancing and an excellent Boris impressionist complete the package and tie it all up with a metaphorical big bright bow. I predict that this will follow in the footsteps of Six the Musical, emulating its meteoric rise to West End, national and international success. I really hope I'm right!

CJ 35 days ago

OMG this show is AMAZING! One to definitely go and watch.
The cast are all incredible and very funny, There we’re some really tender moments especially the old folk tap dance. Boris - what a true likeness! Well done to each member of the cast true professionals. .
I really hope it gets to the West End. It soooooo deserves to be there.

Laura Smith 35 days ago

Absolutely incredible musical full of so much talent, laughter and surprises! The cast were outstanding and super professional. I'd recommend this to all visiting the Fringe festival this summer!

Rachel wilson 35 days ago

Can't recommend this highly enough...would not have been out of place on a West End stage. A multi-talented small cast each playing multiple parts, weaving their way through the madness that was 2020 with emotional intelligence, wit and immense humour. A real belly laugh with a powerful message.

Louise Edwards 35 days ago

Excellent show with an extremely talented cast! Heartwarming and cheesy!

M 37 days ago

Brilliant show looking back at 2020! Laughed out loud, good songs, acting and dancing. Hilarious characters in the old people and ex-PM! :D Go see it!

SG 38 days ago

If you like CHEESE then this is the show for you. Funny to look back on 2020 through song and dance, however, don’t think this show would turn into something professional. Mics were an issue but cannot always be helped. GREAT CHOREO


This is a superb show, the best we have ever seen at The Fringe and we've been coming for years. GO SEE IT. All the performers are terrific, the pace is lively, the message upbeat. The actress playing Emily is ready for the Broadway or West End stage. So is the show!

Bianca 39 days ago

This is a fantastic show! I was slightly concerned, before seeing it, that the content would feel dated and that I would be sitting through recycled old jokes about lockdown that we've heard a million times before, but it somehow managed to find a new take on the covid crisis, one that was both emotionally familiar and laugh-out-loud funny.

The only issue was that there were many technical issues with the mics throughout the show. I also, on many occasions, could hear the performers whispering to each other backstage, at one point the phrase "does this chair need to be here?" was clearly audible from the wings. And there seemed to be a few missed lighting cues. As soon as the technical mishaps are fixed, this will be a five star show, worthy of a West End run.

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 30 days ago

it was brilliant – was uproariously funny and the technical elements of the production were almost flawless

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Musical Manda (5/5 stars) 30 days ago

2020 The Musical will have audiences laughing one minute and tearing up the next. With Covid and lockdowns being so recent it definitely draws in a crowd and does not disappoint.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 32 days ago

This musical, where we are reminded of the resilience that people had during this difficult time, is not to be missed.

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

A heartwarming and entertaining musical that tracks the events of the Covid pandemic through some of the most affected communities.

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