Benji Waterstones: You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Below
  • 16:30
  • Aug 2-11, 13-20, 22-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Benji Waterstones
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains themes around mental health including alcoholism, domestic violence and suicidal ideation.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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
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A fly-on-the-padded-wall account of the mental health world that also busts some myths (there are no padded walls). What's the secret to happiness? What's the best way to escape from a mental health hospital? And what's the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a psychic? Debut show from NHS psychiatrist, award-winning comedian and Penguin-published author Benji Waterstones. Twice nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award. 'Perfect and hilarious' ( Directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Jordan Brookes.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. 5 steps down to venue or Lift access through Pleasance Bar — ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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

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  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
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  • Is a wheelchair user
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