Ange Lavoipierre: Your Mother Chucks Rocks And Shells

Comedy (absurdist)

  • Accessibility: 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


An absurd sketch show where it's always 2am, set in the liminal space between screen-lit insomnia and bad dreams. We'll try every trick in the book to escape the hell of consciousness. Sleep podcasts. Revisiting our least favourite memories. Watching The Exorcist. Will it be fine? No, stop asking. Ange Lavoipierre is an award-winning comedian. She's a regular on the Australian and UK comedy festival circuit, and had a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe with her last show I've Got 99 Problems And Here Is An Exhaustive List Of Them.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Access into the venue with a wheelchair can become restricted once the majority of the audience have been sat. Please turn up with ample time so you can be admitted first to ensure ease of access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

James Carroll 105 days ago

Dreamy, surreal and very funny. Ange will take you on journey in and out of her imaginative consciousness with the delicacy of a seasoned and experienced performer. There is also gentle audience participation. A must for all fans of absurd sketch and the fringiest of shows.

Merrill Meadow 108 days ago

A wonderful, funny, smart, weird and totally enjoyable show. Ange is great.

Charles Gaydon 108 days ago

Insomniac Ange Lavoipierre and her disturbed brain were the perfect ingredients to a chaotic, hilarious show. If you like absurd and trashy humor, weird voices, narration that takes you to a thousand situations at a highiy cadenced pace, this is for you. The show is well put together, Ange Lavoipierre adapts to the audience, keeping you on the edge of her (in)sanity.
I genuinely laughed from beginning to end, and had a blast. I was to shy to tell the artist at the hand, but I definitely will follow her work now!

OLIVIA 120 days ago

This show has a babies in arms policy as stated in the description. I was looking forward to seeing this show and arrived with my 4 month old (she was sleeping peacefully) 4pm show - great, some time for me as a mum to watch a funny show as my baby napped for her afternoon nap - and no she can’t understand anything your saying in case your worried about the language or themes, but no- I was rudely turned away at the door after already purchasing tickets because they didn’t want babies in the show. This is discrimination under the equality act 2010! AVOID.

Kathleen Noonan 122 days ago

I understood very well the setting of it being 2am and unable to sleep because of random thoughts and of waking from a dream thinking hours of sleep had passed. However, the strange thoughts and conversations this character had with her brain then dreams with multiple absurd links to The Exorcist were beyond me.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 108 days ago

This is a lovely piece of absurdist comedy from a woman with funny bones.

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whynow (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Your Mother Chucks Rocks and Shells is very funny, very weird, and very smart.

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