Anything With a Pulse

Theatre (new writing, contemporary)

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  • ZOO Playground - Playground 3
  • 15:00
  • Aug 26
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Wonky Donkey
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains: Scenes of a sexual nature, strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Anything With a Pulse: a man and a woman meet in a club. Spotting each other from across the dance floor, they hit it off. Their story should be simple enough. But in a world where we hide behind games and personas, it doesn’t always play out like that. He desperately tries to fit in with his macho group of friends, who happen to be ‘some of the biggest dickheads to grace this planet’. And she is torn between feeling comfortable with the unexciting ‘nice guy’, or facing the games and pretences of modern dating.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Bailey Jordan Garcia 116 days ago

A MUST SEE. Easily.

The two performers make popping out of insanely different characters, feel absolutely effortless while still giving three dimensional performances with every line. It is fun, quirky, upbeat, and you can't help but lose yourself in the story.

Amanda M 118 days ago

This play was one of the best plays I have ever watched. Wonderfully written and energetically delivered by the two actors. Great analysis of modern dating and the games most of us play, have played or will play in relationships. Don’t miss it!

Amelia Newman 121 days ago

An absolute must see! Everything about the play was well thought out, great young actors that made the story so emotional, funny and relatable. Thank you for such a powerful performance.

Kate M 122 days ago

This is a little gem of a show! Very funny and incredibly slick, with brilliant and engaging performances from the 2 actors. One of our top picks of the Fringe for sure.

It’s quite a small venue and the show we saw was sold out, so recommend booking in advance if you can. Really glad we spotted this show - not one to be missed!

Joe B 123 days ago

Absolutely brilliant. Two very talented actors playing multiple parts effortlessly. Hilarious, relatable humour that perfectly depicts the modern dating scene. The best show I’ve seen so far at fringe, something not to be missed!

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

‘Anything With a Pulse’ revolves around a man and a woman meeting in a nightclub. This highly energetic production, very relevant to the modern dating scene, is bolstered by terrific acting from Rufus Love and Annie Davison. Both actors are diligent and assured in their performances, dropping into different characters...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 117 days ago

Anything With A Pulse begins with boy meets girl in a nightclub. They have an awkward first meeting, and they entertain the idea they are, just maybe, what the other one has been looking for. Anything With A Pulse is about finding anything resembling love in a world and a...

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Many plays explore our basic human need for companionship but Eliana Ostro’s Anything With a Pulse chooses to examine the games we play to hinder this. A man and a woman catch sight of one another on the dance floor. There is a moment of connection and an exchange of...

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Voice Mag (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

The two performers work the small space exceptionally well, including the audience with their direct address and comical side eyes. They multi-role throughout the performance with ease, though you must stay engaged as the differentiations between characters can be as subtle as a slight accent change and change in stance. The show is fast paced and covers a range of situations which means the audience is bound to relate to something in the show.

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 130 days ago

it’s crudeness and downright honesty is what held me captive to the couple’s story....

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 130 days ago

It screams ‘hold my vodka coke because I’m about to go hard’....

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FringeReview 130 days ago

This is a truly intriguing two hander that asks as many questions as it tries to ignore. The key for me is in the characterization. The vulnerability that he displays is agonizing. As we watch we can feel that the more he hesitates and the more she teases the further...

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