Bits 'N' Pieces

Theatre (immersive, theatre)

  • Leith Arches - Ground Level
  • 22:30
  • Aug 19-23
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Saltire Sky Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing, References to depression, suicide and drug use


Everybody takes drugs. Matty didn’t take them seriously. Follow the exploits of Tommy, Matty and Dougie as they look to ditch the day job for the disco. Bits N' Pieces highlights the dangers of drug stigma and misinformation in a modern society. The play takes an access-all-areas approach to working-class life and what it’s like to come of age at the height of Scotland’s drug crisis. Temptation, tunes and terror from every angle in this assault on the senses by the multi award-winning Saltire Sky (’s Bobby Award Winner 2021).

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Ross Hamilton 38 days ago

Simply the best show of the fringe hands down!!…

A wave of emotions from start to Finnish. Everything about this is simply perfect.

If you want to go and see one thing make sure it’s this!!

PATRICIA PEREZ 39 days ago

I was almost put off by the “trek” to Leith after a long day of shows but boy oh boy am I glad I went - unmissable show: powerful story handled in an engaging and realistic manner. The actors did a magnificent job and I was riveted for the entire show. Great use of staging and very thought-provoking and important message. Loved it!!

Roger Isaacs 42 days ago

Well worth the trip to the venue.

Brilliant performances by the whole cast

Highly recommended

Danielle Jam 43 days ago

Powerful story and incredible writing from Nathan Scott Dunn. Loved the live DJ making it feel like a real warehouse club night. This was such an immersive experience and the set was part of the audience so it felt as if we were all involved in the show. Especially when we got to dance at the rave in the interval with the actors if we wanted to! Which makes you even more connected to the characters journeys. This show deserves all its 5 star reviews. Incredible performances from all and important Scottish theatre about our country’s relationship to drugs. If you want a slice of working class Scottish life while you’re visiting Scotland then this is a MUST SEE!!!

Eric Whitelaw 44 days ago

From the moment you enter the venue you are immersed into this Club Disco environment immersing you deeply in the show. The cast do not miss a beat, the audience were laughing, gasping and crying throughout. Highly recommended. One of the Fringe's best.

Siân Anwyl-Evans 44 days ago

From the minute you walk in you are made to feel part of the production and with the dance music playing you are ready for the journey.
The show has plenty of humour as you get to know the characters and their friendship but equally plenty of heartbreak as the story continues.
Such an important message about the dangers of drug misinformation and also the lack of access to accurate, helpful facts.
Take the journey you won't regret it!

Charles 44 days ago

Incredible wit, pace and energy, wonderfully original and intense, with stunning punch. Very definitely worth the trip to Leith and the late night slot!

Charlie Gratwick 46 days ago

If anyone is looking for a show with amazing acting and immersion I cannot recommend this show enough. it is both hilarious and equally heartbreaking and takes on such big issues about drug misuse and misinformation, as well as the stigma of drug taking. It sends such a important message about the need for better drug education and how people need to be taught how to take it safely. And hammers home that there is a vital need for more resources to help people with depression and drug use.

If you are wondering if it's worth the far journey it is get an uber and go see this amazing piece of theatre easily the best show I've seen so far at the fringe.

Sue Ruszka 46 days ago

I would urge anyone looking for a unique immersive acting experience to go and see this new play. It very cleverly tells the story of three friends and their relationship over the years - hugely entertaining with very clever, authentic dialogue delivered at pace, keeping you sitting on the edge of your seat for the entire performance. The acting is outstanding, injecting both humour and pathos in such a way that you are left fully invested in each of the characters, in particular the role of Dougie. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions, from serious belly laughs, the fun of the rave to the intelligent and thought provoking soliloquy on the dangers of drug stigma and effectiveness of drug education in our society. A must see.

Melissa Johnstone 47 days ago

A brilliant, insightful and innovative piece of theatre highlighting some serious themes in a way that is both shocking yet relatable. The script is simply divine and the snappy back-and-forth manner with which the actors delivered their lines/performed each scene is proof of their hard work in preparation for the performances. The use of space and involvement of the audience was innovative and added to the experience. A 10/10 MUST SEE!

james stuart 49 days ago

Very powerful story, told in a way that really highlights the issues and sends a meaningful message! The cast are extremely professional, even getting into character as the audience were entering the venue and setting the scene for the show perfectly, even getting some of the audience involved! Superb story writing done in a local way really helps get the viewer a proper insight into the problems being dealt with by the play! Speaking to a cast member after we were told this was only the third time they had performed this, there will be many, many more I have no doubt. 100% hit!!!

Harrison MacNeill 49 days ago

Such a fantastic show! Great script, great performances, really innovative use of a cool space. Go and see and bring your pals who “don’t like theatre” - this will change their minds!

Alice Lowton 50 days ago

Up for the week, took a chance on this and it did not disappoint. A MUST SEE!

Kieran Butler 51 days ago

An absolutely exceptional production led by a group of great actors and a wonderfully immersive and engaging production. I can’t explain how much I enjoyed the experience enough. The 10.30pm showing time is no excuse - GET IT SEEN.

Jonathan Carson 52 days ago

I have to say, seeing a show at 10:30pm was never at the top of my list but I am SO glad I did. What a performance, the acting is beautiful, they never miss a beat (Pardon The Pun). A ‘Tour De Force’ is an understatement, absolutely blown away from start to finish. STAY UP. SEE IT

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London Theatre 1 (5/5 stars) 41 days ago

very raw and very real, delivering a gritty story at pace

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Theatre, Films and Art Review (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

A definite must-see at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 43 days ago

Vibrant, visceral and vehement

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London Theatre 1 (5/5 stars) 43 days ago

A unique and dynamic production.

Read the full review 45 days ago

If you, like me want an experience and to be moved emotionally from a hard-hitting Theatre performance this one is a definite must-see at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.

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