Arguing On-Air

Theatre (comedy, thriller)

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  • C venues – C viva - cellar
  • 16:45
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: THSGD Productions (Australia)
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Scenes of Violence, OtherProlonged Blackout, Loud Sounds, Loud Music, Strong Language
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    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


Gooooood morning, Edinburgh! Live from Studio B, THSGD Productions presents Arguing On-Air! Talkback radio meets the stage in this three-man show: an intricate and funny rollercoaster through time and sound. Hurtle through musical history alongside a trio of journalists barely holding themselves together. There’ll be shouting and cursing, live talkback and celebrity scandals, interminable ad breaks and just like your favourite station back home: all the hits, all the time. It’s not all fun and fame though: discover just how fragile a working relationship can be and what it takes to get a show back on track.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Temporary ramp access to ground floor from street (up 3 steps). Lift access from ground floor to space, 5 steps down from lift (ramp available). Please note ramp to space requires staff assistance and may not be suitable for all electric wheelchairs (manual wheelchair is available for patrons who wish to transfer to it).
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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

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

Janet Trapp 110 days ago

This was a nice surprise, as I was hoping for something along the lines of the classic "Talk Radio" (my favorite play of all time) but instead saw something with verve, energy and heart. The promise here lies in the chemistry between the radio performers. I could easily see them reunited in different roles, in a different scenario with equally funny results.

Kirsty Maslen 114 days ago

This show is one of the best I’ve ever seen. The lead act is drop dead gorgeous and very, very funny (not to mention the side-kick who is very John Cleese-ist!). If you only go to two shows at the Fringe then go to this twice. You’ll not regret your choice and every day is slightly different!

Alison St. John 116 days ago

Well conceived comedy with plenty of laughs, clever twists, high energy performances and unexpected opportunities for audience participation! Watch out for the bird seed!
I recommend it.

Tom 119 days ago

This play was like watching two young 14 year old boys shouting and running around for an hour. Want a refund if I'm being honest! They find each other funnier than the audience do - which is probably why there wasn't a big audience.. Seemed like poor improv rather than the show you might expect from its description. I am confused by the good reviews on here.

Andrew Wheble 120 days ago

A must see, I laughed from start to finish. In lieu of a better comparison this is Alan Partridge meets The Castle, John Mayne and Liam Hobbes are probably the only team that both Brits and Aussies can get behind this summer. Make sure you sit in the front row...

Judith Wheble 121 days ago

Fantastic show, not to be missed. Thought provoking, vibrant and fun. Five stars to two up and coming stars from down under

Adam Heyman 121 days ago

A thoroughly enjoyable experience for everyone involved. At one point they had a microbiologist in the audience mimicking the sound of Michelle Pfeiffer's farts with his mouth. I don't know how it got there, but I'm glad it did. Aside from that, the performance was fast paced and snappy, with a constant stream of genuine laughter and enjoyment from the audience. It was a real treat for all.

David Tisdall 122 days ago

This three man show explores the working relationships of a radio star who’s listeners, and hairline, have long since receded. A must for any Australian at the Fringe. Rude, kinetic, and genuinely funny it’ll leave you questioning the sanity of breakfast radio.

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