Theatre (drama, comedy)

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  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 3
  • 15:30
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Twelve Twelve Theatre and New Celts Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months


Where is the worst place to wake up hung-over? Answer: Budapest Airport. Who is the worst person to be with while hung-over? Answer: an overly chatty stranger. When can you get home? Answer: Monday. What did you do to be this hungover? Answer: drink. Why did you end up here? Answer… Tony and Mel are stuck in Budapest Airport with no one but each other for company. Two strangers and four suitcases take centre stage in this twisted play about life, death and everything in-between.

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Ronnie Munro 81 days ago

We were very impressed by Arrivals in both the high levels attained by the two lead actors and also the standard of the pin sharp unpredictable writing. The set is virtually non existent which leaves no place to hide for the actors, but they need not worry about that as they were both excellent. The starkness of the set is countered by how much there is to think about in this play long after you have seen it. There is comedy, but there is certainly drama also. It is fairly difficult to offer a review without any form of spoiler with a play such as "Arrivals", perhaps sufficient to say just watch and listen and let it's many layers unfold and you are highly likely to be impressed also.

Thomas Jaffray 92 days ago

Completely engaging from the start with dynamic chemistry and energy between the two lead actors. All brought together by a fascinating premise which goes into a gripping and unexpected place...

Definitely check this out!

Nen 93 days ago

Absolutely incredible! I've seen over ten shows already and without a doubt this was my favourite. It's not only entertaining, gripping and thought-provoking but it's also ridiculously funny! With an unimaginable twist and amazing acting it's a must see! I'm a drama student and am dying to have a go at this play myself. Definitely 5 stars!

Sean Davis 93 days ago

Arrivals (***)
After a drinking binge a fellow awakes in an empty Budapest airport lounge with only a talkative woman for company. The self-centered woman is purposely annoying from the start, and the plot moves forward slowly as it reveals his path to the airport. The story is just a little too surreal to be effective.

This was the 56th most enjoyable of the 76 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

The concept behind ‘Arrivals’ is initially a clever one: Tony wakes up in Budapest Airport, unaware of how he got there after a drunken night out. Nobody else is around in the departure lounge except the vivacious Mel, who sporadically drip-feeds Tony hints (much to his dismay). The first half...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 87 days ago

Some very confident playing illuminates Dougal Thomson’s neat wee two hander. ...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

Tony, suffering the mother of all hangovers, wakes up at Budapest Airport with absolutely no idea how he got there. Worse, all flights from the airport are cancelled and the only other person around is the screamingly cheerful Mel. But what happened last night? How did Tony end up in...

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

In this Black Box space, the stage is completely bare apart from two blue suitcases. A sudden, strangulated, shout of “Fxxx”  is spoken by poor Tony, sprawled on the floor with a hell of a hangover and no idea where he is or what has happened. A Good Samaritan in...

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 95 days ago

Arrivals, by Twelve Twelve and New Celts at theSpace on the Mile, is an odd beast. It is probably fair to describe Dougal Thomson’s script as two plays; one that works very well, and one that is less successful. The first thing to say is that this starts very promisingly...

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