The Beatles Were a Boyband

Theatre (drama, new writing)

  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose - Doonstairs
  • 19:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: F-Bomb Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, 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


The cosy, safe world of three flatmates is rocked by a woman's murder. Now Violet's scared walking home from her late shift. Daisy's become an accidental activist drawing unwanted attention from the manosphere. And Heather just wants to get on with her life. After all, who really needs to change to make women safer? This unforgettable play by Rachel O'Regan and feminist theatre company F-Bomb returns to Gilded Balloon, having won a Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Sit Up Award for social impact in 2022.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note: the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. Doonstairs can be accessed via the building lift to the Basement floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Calum Philp 98 days ago

A surprisingly funny production with an incredibly powerful message behind it. Both the writer and all three actors really do the subject matter justice with their expert juggling of comedy and serious emotion. If you get the chance, please give this show your support and help them raise awareness of the extent of violence against women.

Angela Caulder 99 days ago

5 STARS. Important themes of living in partiarchy, male violence and women being blamed for it. The writing was natural and strong. The connection between the actors was charistmatic. Too many references to Love Island. Interesting take on the title and John Lennon. Reinforcing the message through statistics on screen made it very powerful. The use of multi media was strong and the discussion at the end were very important.

lisa malone 100 days ago

Fantastically performed, powerful emotional and superbly funny, roller coaster of emotions.. Hard hitting topic that's executed with both tenderness, humour and downright determination..
A must see!!

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Theatre Travels 86 days ago

important work and a fabulous representation of new feminist theatre

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

The Beatles Were a Boy Band is a direct appeal for positive change in a world

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West End Best Friend (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

Empowering, educational and relevant.

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 99 days ago

. This is a difficult, but important watch that prompts audiences to assess their own experience and, for the men, attitudes.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

Deeply affecting

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