Alfie and George

Theatre (drama, new writing)

  • Hill Street Theatre - Dunedin Theatre
  • 15:45
  • Aug 11
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Edinburgh Little Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


Alfie and George are two well-loved but aging panto stars, but will this duo last as we reveal the tension between the pair – what will become of them? And will their friendship survive? Set in their dressing room, we see the real drama that is going on between the pair and their fractured relationship. Hatred and vengeance may be portrayed and pursued as we get a glimpse of the emotions behind the grease paint. A fast-moving and emotional rollercoaster of a play that belts along to its shocking revelation.

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  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
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Stella Bell 51 days ago

I agree with the comment about the actor reading from the script (I saw the show on 8th Aug) - for about 5 minutes of the performance. This was a bit surprising - and pretty obvious what was happening. The irony was that the other character was having issues remembering lines!! But a really good, tight performance from two clearly experienced performers - recommend.

Esther and Ed Benning 52 days ago

We only just got to our seats in time so our adrenerline was pumping but it meant we were perfectly hyped up for the show. The actors looked well paired and they bounced funny script between them. We left laughing and were giggling hours later. Smashed it Guys. Looking forward to seeing you next year???!!! 4 out of five stars

James Scott 54 days ago

Tight running time with two actors onstage showing the effects the theatre industry can have. Is panto season an actor’s only purpose? Is the cyclical nature of performance something which blurs the fiction onstage alongside the drama of reality? Really strong work from both actors.

Lesley Warner 55 days ago

The low point of this unfunny show was when one of the actors put on his glasses and from then on read from the script on the desk in front of him. If he was a last-minute stand-in they should have told us and we would have been sympathetic.

Julian Smolcic 56 days ago

Excellent show. I had a great time watching Alfie and George. I loved the sharp, witty dialogue, the jokes landed really well and the writing is incredibly smart. And can we please talk about the twist at the end. That was so good. Highly recommend.

Zuzana Myskova 56 days ago

I loved it! Brilliant dialogues, just perfect mix of drama and funny elements. I loved how the story and personalities got slowly revealed and developed.... and the final twist! Great actors and great show. I definitely recommend!

Dr Linda Thomson 57 days ago

Went to the first performance and was not disappointed! So very clever, but you have to go to understand. This play makes you laugh, cry and feel a little out of your comfort zone and sometimes all at the same time- totally down to great performances and fantastic writing. Be quick, go today!

Danny 57 days ago

Expected so much more from this show, considering it was postponed last year. Good plot, interactions and darker elements. Characters dressed in pantomime costumes would have greatly enhanced performances.

Rita Giannini 57 days ago

I wasn't sure what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. Very Greek, comedy and tragedy, two faces of the same medal. It reminded me of the opera "I Pagliacci (The Clowns)" by Leoncavallo. Actors ma-gni-fi-ci!

Alison Harker 58 days ago

This is the story of two actors backstage during a pantomime performance. The performance starts with some deliberately cheesie sketch routines before moving in a much darker direction. Betrayal, deception and madness ensues, before a final unseen twist.
What gives this play an added dimension is the excellent interplay between the two actors, Graeme Dallas as Alfie and Paul Murray as George. Dallas in particular gives an incredible performance, moving from arrogance to bewilderment and finally a descent into terrifying madness. All in a tightly controlled performance. Definitely worth seeing.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here. (3/5 stars) 45 days ago

an entertaining play with a few twists

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