And Then The Rodeo Burned Down

Theatre (absurdist, lgbtq+)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

This show has performances in multiple locations


The rodeo is the best place in the world. Why would anybody burn it down? Anyone would be lucky to work there, especially Dale, who’s totally perfectly content with being a rodeo clown. He wouldn’t do a thing like that. Unfortunately, rodeos don’t burn down on their own. More unfortunately, everything is expensive: becoming a cowboy, finding the culprit, and even keeping the lights on. This alleged tale of arson fractures into the story of two clowns desperately trying to afford to put on a show. After all, we don’t have money to burn.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access to box office via ground level entrance; then up one floor in a standard passenger lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Ric Walker 46 days ago

The reviews are in! And, as you can see, they are overwhelmingly positive (and well-deserved)! I just want to go on the record. I love, love, love the work these three are doing together. That’s right— that third “love” is for the way Tech contributes to the work!
I ove when artists create their own style, their own vernacular. That is what you can witness when watching this show. More importantly, they are all awesome people, kind, caring and fun!
There is an old expression, “You can’t fake the funk.” They are rill funky!

See them immediately!

Willa Meloth 48 days ago

The first show I’d seen at the Fringe this year and it certainly set a very high bar. Beat perfect choreography, brilliantly acted, and compellingly watchable, this is one not to miss!

Bruce A 50 days ago

Creative writing and dynamic acting makes this show a joy to see

Maria vK 50 days ago

Super creative writing, drawing you into the world of rodeo clowns and Cowboys, and then suddenly dropping you into the meta, and dragging you further and further into it.
Xhloe& Natasha are absolute Powerhouse Performaners, with amazing chemistry. They leave absolutely no crumbs. Plenty of laughs, great physicality, cool dance numebers, really touching sweet and soft moments of longing, hoping - and of course hot af gay Cowboys! I love it, Go see it!

Ophelia 50 days ago

Funny and tragic and so sweetly romantic. Xhloe and Natasha's writing is so clever and their acting, especially their physicality is delightful. I understand why it was so successful last year and I'm so glad they brought it back.

Rowan Cannon 52 days ago

What a ride! Xhloe Rice and Natasha Roland conjure a fizzy, anarchic evening full of comedy, immaculate movement and surprising sweetness. Think Johnny Guitar meets Samuel Beckett, with a wee soupcon of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Steel Ball Run for seasoning. Would make an excellent double-bill with Cowboys & Lesbians, performing at the Pleasance Dome.

Kenny 54 days ago

Loved this, fantastic performances in a story about a story. A brilliantly done rodeo twist on Rosencrantz and Guidenstern, and a joy from start to finish. Highly recommend.

Joe Janes 60 days ago

This is a gosh darn tootin' good time! It's like "Waiting for Godot" but funnier and at a rodeo that also burns down. It's damn funny and the two clowns at the heart of it are incredibly sweet, inventive, hilarious, and mind-bogglingly insync. I want them to be my best friends.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here. (5/5 stars) 46 days ago

A witty, lively show that is not to be missed.

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Clever, ambiguous.

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Theatre Thoughts (4/5 stars) 48 days ago

And then the Rodeo Burned Down is a breath of fresh air and a testament that if you put your heart and soul into something you can surprise yourself!

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The Smu Reviews (5/5 stars) 53 days ago

A tightly choreographed and original performance that creates its own unique blend of comedy, drama, physical theatre and fourth wall breaking meta-commentary.

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Disrupting Stages 54 days ago

A breath of fresh air

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