Beyond: Sugar Mice

Theatre (contemporary, comedy)

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  • 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

Description

Al is lonely. Not a temporary or recent loneliness, a long slog of loneliness. Al isn’t actually alone however. A therapist-cum-confidant-cum-philosopher called Mouse is Al’s only ally. Mouse is just that… a mouse. More accurately a mouse anthropomorphised inside Al’s head. Al has come to rely on the guidance and comfort that Mouse provides but as Al’s world starts to expand there’s less and less room for Mouse…

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: The audience enter from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps to enter the building. A temporary ramp is also available. The Studio is located downstairs, via a single width staircase. A lift is also available. The audience enter in the middle of the auditorium. There is a single row with level access, with further seating accessed via a raked centre aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    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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  • 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
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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

H Moss 114 days ago

Little late now as the show has ended, but impressive acting and an interesting little show . Well done

Michela Ravano 124 days ago

Beyond Sugar Mice
A very well written, masterfully acted exploration of life and belonging. It made me laugh as much as it moved me. A must see ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DaveH 124 days ago

Great writing. Brilliant performances. Moving and also laugh-out-loud funny. Highly recommended.

Charles 125 days ago

5 a side are a hugely talented company appearing for the second time at Edinburgh after their sell out show last year called 'Side Effects'. This play explores the impact of loneliness in a very sympathetic and at times humorous way and demonstrates the fear of isolation in the community. A play written for the fringe that brings home the reality of isolation.

Ashley Shiers 125 days ago

I can't say enough good things about this show! Superbly performed with comedy in just the right places, this is a wonderfully presented story.

Anonymous 126 days ago

Funniest thing I've seen at the Fringe so far! Great to see an all female ensemble - a show that addresses loneliness in a clever and witty, but with pure heart! 5/5 stars!

Isabel 127 days ago

A brilliant and engaging new piece of original theatre. Witty, modern and ruthlessly captivating, this all female cast showcase stellar performances. Best of all, is the hybrid of comedy and tragedy, this troupe dart honourably between pithy humour and the labyrinths of loneliness.

Jack 127 days ago

This is a funny yet hard hitting comment on society today. I moved from tears of laughter to tears of sadness often. A lovely ensemble piece but I was impressed by the exuberant joy of loyal “Mouse”. Very entertaining.

anonymous 129 days ago

Fantastic performance very thought provoking and funny well worth seeing


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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

A heart-warming story and a pleasure to watch....

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

One of the most accurate and tender explorations of mental health on stage...

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The F Word 118 days ago

The blossoming love affair between Al and Buzz is a touching and heartfelt element I would have liked to see more of than a montage, but their endurance and love for each other is moving. The plot twist is shocking and well done, and really brings a whole new element to the show that has my heart in my throat. The blurring of reality and Al’s perception is really interesting, and I like that of Al’s many issues being queer is not one.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 120 days ago

This is a terrific little play with an unaffected story on the fear of friendlessness, and a pivotal performance by Fay Barker in an impressively real portrait of lonely shyness, whose skill steals on us gently. ...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 120 days ago

This is a terrific little play with an unaffected story on the fear of friendlessness, and a pivotal performance by Fay Barker in an impressively real portrait of lonely shyness, whose skill steals on us gently.

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