Bad Aunts

Comedy (theatre, new writing)

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  • Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market - Bottom
  • 18:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Untoward Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing. Strobe Lighting. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    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

Description

Subverting the Saturday night staple, meet Maz, Jo and Dee: three women on the wrong side of 40 – your chat show hosts. Friends and neighbours drop into their living room to offload agonies, not forgetting surprise stand-up performers! The Aunts have tribulations, too. Maz is job-hunting; Dee is trying to write the play of our time; Jo just wants some time alone to fantasize about the Postie... Mixing scripted comedy and improv, audiences will never see the same show twice! Bad Aunts crosses Graham Norton with Ab Fab, celebrating the sunshine and the sh*t of community today.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There is one step to enter the venue through the main entrance. Wheelchair users will be entered through a separate entrance via ramp.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 1
    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


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 11 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

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

Lady Katherine 100 days ago

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 77 days ago

They may all be in their late fifties, but these Bad Aunts want you to know that despite what society says, they still have what it takes to entertain their audiences with a ‘chat show’ in one of the aunt’s living rooms. They want to know how bad their audience...

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The Feminist Fringe (3/5 stars) 82 days ago

There’s no doubting their energy and enthusiasm, if you like a comedy show with a difference, then the eccentric Bad Aunts is for you.

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