30 and Out

Theatre (lgbtq+, new writing)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Baby Grand
  • 12:45
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Prentice Productions with Kit Sinclair
  • Warnings and additional info: This performance contains strobe lighting, strong language and potentially distressing or triggering adult themes. This includes scenes of a sexual nature, descriptions of homophobia and references to drug and substance abuse.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


'Mum, I'm a lesbian. Sorry it's late but grab a rainbow flag... I'm 30 and I'm coming out.' Kit just left her boyfriend and the closet. While her friends marry and get mortgages, she is starting again in a whirlwind of drugs, clubs and heartbreak. Is it too late to be a lesbian? Join Kit in this hilarious, sexy and painful portrayal of drawing your own blueprint. Does she need a cat and an undercut? Using interviews, projection and powerful storytelling, Sinclair takes us on a memorable journey about discovering identity and losing yourself along the way.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a driveway from the main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 2 August, 3 August, 5 August, 7 August, 8 August, 9 August, 10 August, 11 August, 12 August, 13 August, 14 August, 15 August, 17 August, 16 August, 18 August, 19 August, 26 August, 25 August, 24 August, 23 August, 22 August, 21 August, 20 August, 27 August, 28 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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

Natalie 95 days ago

I laughed, I cried. This show was so beautiful and honest and incredible storytelling/acting from Kit. The writing was gorgeous, so often told like poetry and it was a dream to listen to and experience. My performance was captioned on the back wall, I don't know if this is always the case but it's great to see the show being accessible in that way.
This was my first show of fringe 2023 and what a beginning, I am so happy to have seen this and experienced Kit's journey.

Tisie 97 days ago

Kit you are your very own standing ovation.
A true celebration of who we are, but also a poignanty, electrifying reminder of the journey ahead, the fragility of being Lesbian in Patriachal world.
Thank you for telling our story, for being our voice.
I watched you with my wife, there was much mutual hand squeezing as your words resignataed deeply.
And yes! Lesbian love over diamonds and puppy's every time x.

HD 102 days ago

Wanting to just yell “ditto” to all of the other positive reviews listed here & add that this show isn’t just strong acting wise, but also technically. To have such a small stage be transformed by a well timed light or sound cue really just further sells what is again already a stellar performance. Beyond all of that, I’ve never felt more seen or represented by a Fringe show as this show perfectly depicts a lot of shared experiences of lesbianism in a way that never feels heavy handed or mundane. Absolutely a must see & one that I’ll be thinking of for a long time.

AlyCat 103 days ago

Thirty and Out: having been with her childhood sweetheart for years, Kit only realises maybe she's a lesbian as her 30th birthday approaches. The show was very funny, very raw and very moving as she recounts her efforts to fit in to the small local lesbian scene, with tales of first love and heartbreak everyone can relate to, interspersed with the realisation that homophobia is still rampant and in fact increasing rapidly. It also features funny and moving clips from her interviews of other lesbians. While mostly very, very funny, there are poignant and shocking elements giving an array of emotions and occasional despair at the inhumanity of humans, but thankfully her story is hopeful rather than depressing. Featuring an array of fruit (fully utilised). It was fantastic to have subtitled shows too.

Juliana Wong 104 days ago

"30 and Out" is genuinely one of the most powerful pieces of art I have ever come across.
The play's narrative focuses on the nuances of coming out – from self-discovery to interactions with old and new connections. It offers a genuine representation that celebrates the LGBTQ+ journey and universal human emotions.

The play's unique blend of comedy, sensuality, and heartfelt moments explores the depth of the LGBTQ+ experience. Kit's portrayal can be particularly powerful, as it creates an unparalleled sense of understanding and connection. In my personal experience, I have never felt as genuinely seen and comprehended by a performer as I did while watching this play. Kit's ability to capture the multifaceted nature of being a lesbian is genuinely impactful in every aspect possible.
This play serves as a beautiful reminder of the universal journey towards self-acceptance, marked by challenges, victories, and the courage to embrace one's true self. *Special thanks for having subtitles, they were a big plus!

Katrine 108 days ago

Me and my friend just watched this performance, and we were left speechless. Nevertheless we felt compelled to put this show in words. We were overall suuuuper impressed with the performance. The acting was super present, and we, as an audience, felt both safe and guided through the witty, but intense, themes in this performance. And we must confess, we cried twice! - still, we laughed so hard through the entire performance. We would definitely recommend this performance to everyone at fringe festival. This is a must see! Finally we just want to say. Thank you for telling us this heartfelt, super funny and sexy story.

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The Indiependent (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

Moving, authentic, and ferociously funny, 30 and Out is a warm, endearing, and genuine celebration of lesbian culture and embracing who you are.

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LondonTheatre1 (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

...an honest and unflinching play, intriguing and entertaining from start to finish.

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 103 days ago

It's a very polished production.

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Theatre Travels 106 days ago

Coming out is a terrifying experience, with perhaps the only thing more difficult being making it into a one-person show. Sinclair’s vulnerability is admirable and their show highly entertaining, a must see for lesbians and those who love them.

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