The 27 Club

Theatre (new writing, comedy)

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  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 3
  • 13:50
  • Aug 23
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Rebel Pigeon Productions and New Celts Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months


It is the evening of a new art gallery exhibition where Nick finds himself surrounded by the chaotic memories that brought him there: a host of fellow artists, jilted lovers and everything in between. The gallery is thrown into disarray as the evening grows darker. With pressure building, Nick’s world begins to crumble as his past comes back to haunt him, forcing the artist to come to terms with himself and his work. A dark comedy about love, loss and what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.

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  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
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Ryan 90 days ago

I thought this show was fantastic! The actors were amazing and the use of lighting and sound were very effective. I loved the relationship between Nick and Lawrence, and the back and forth between Beatrix and Jon was brilliant to watch. I felt so much empathy towards Polly, the writing of the character was very strong and the actress playing her did a great job with her. I wish Melissa had a bit more stage time, but when she was on I thought she was fantastic. Great job from the whole cast!

Emma 91 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this show, everything from the storyline to the actors/actresses were so intriguing. It’s a story of mental health and sexuality. It does have quite a few humorous moments in it too which I loved. I will be recommending to friends.

Sean Davis 93 days ago

The 27 Club (****)
A troubled artist prepares for an exhibition of his art while contending with a much ignored girlfriend and intrusive gallery mates. I don’t want to give anything so I will simply say that the plot twists beautifully as the story unfolds looking at his personal history. I appreciated that it ended without providing an easy solution.

This was the 13th most enjoyable of the 83 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

Thomas Jaffray 96 days ago

Covers a difficult topic with sensitivity and intelligence and naturalistic performances throughout. Highly recommend!

Arthur Paul 97 days ago

Really immersive experience of mental health and sexual tensions. Moments of life humour throughout this tale of relationships. A series of flashbacks gives the audience the background to the current action. Excellent émotive acting from the 6 players take you for a roller coaster of an hour. Well worth a watch !

Ted Ramsey 97 days ago

This was a hard hitting show with some comedic moments, hitting home that although we live in an ever changing and more accepting world it doesn’t mean accepting yourself is any easier. A slow burner, but great natural performances across the board. These kids wouldn’t look out of place in teen drama. Recommend seeing.

Rosie Fox 99 days ago

Definitely a black comedy, hard hitting , dealing with issues that are high in the current agenda - male mental health and repressed sexuality and how one persons inability to deal honestly with this affects so many around them. Well performed and believable from every characters perspective. Well worth viewing, well done.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 80 days ago

The play follows Nick: a young, successful artist struggling with his identity and mental health. Existence is far from easy for the young man, despite being a self-professed “white, middle-class man with a semi-supportive family”. The audience is taken on a journey through Nick’s relationships, exploring his egotistical state and...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 85 days ago

The title of the play gives the audience an indication of the likely outcome. This is the club that no one wants to join – the one where prodigiously talented artists die at the age of 27. Nick, a painter, … Read More...

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 85 days ago

This is a very strong three star and I hope to see a future iteration which has every promise to blow minds in the industry or even be toured to places where young adults can have a conversation started. Well done especially to Jennie-Lee Green (Beatrix) who’s portrayal of someone who has lost and someone keen to help will be a lesson for many peers to understand they can too.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 96 days ago

The 27 Club, by Rebel Pigeon and New Celts at theSpace on the Mile, is an exploration of loss whose frustrations are balanced by some real insight. In Lewis Lauder’s play, painter Nick is preparing for an exhibition while dealing with past betrayals, present relationships and pressures that come as...

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