BOGEYMAN

Theatre (thriller, new writing)

  • Pleasance Dome - QueenDome
  • 15:55
  • Aug 14, 16-21, 23-29
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lagahoo Productions in association with the Pleasance
  • Warnings and additional info: This show constains distressing themes, scenes of violence, strong language, discussions of enslavement and horror tropes, and strobe lighting.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    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
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

'Our modern life was built on the backs of the oppressed – if they were to demand repayment, would you be afraid?' In 1791, a voodoo ceremony begins the Haitian Revolution to end enslavement on the island. In the present, a man is haunted by ghosts in his city. From the creators of the highly acclaimed Splintered (***** (Guardian)) BOGEYMAN is a ghost story that playfully combines music, movement and history in the ultimate underdog story of resistance against the oppressor. Powerful, moving and ultimately uplifting, BOGEYMAN is a thrilling, genre-defying tale of hope, rebellion and connection.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. 5 steps up to the space or Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • 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


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 20 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

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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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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Georgia Greig 3 days ago

I loved the connection between past and present, horror and history, and the exploration of how such a momentous event has been distorted by the people who don't want us to celebrate it. Lighting and sound were fantastic, and the acting was captivating! I would say this is a must-see at the fringe this year.

Angela Boniface 4 days ago

Excellent show presented by a very talented group of young people.
I knew very little about the history of Haiti but will certainly make a point of learning more.

Julie Phillips 4 days ago

Talented actors delivering historical information. Didn’t quite impress me as much as the previous reviewer.

Kyra Helberg 6 days ago

One of the most fantastic shows I've seen. Incredible use of lighting and space, and a beautiful weaving of the past with the present. I was completely blown away. Definitely a must-see for the Fringe.


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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) about 19 hours ago

production that forces you to look at what the human race is responsible for and what the world was built from and on, with a tenderness that encourages remembrance and gratitude.

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Culture Fix (4/5 stars) about 19 hours ago

Bogeyman evaluates Western created misconceptions and shines a light on the harsh realities and aftermath of colonialism, yet remains accessible thanks to its vibrancy and energy.

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The Stage (3/5 stars) 3 days ago

Hugely promising piece reflecting on the legacies of colonialism, packed with energy and haunting ideas

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The Stage (3/5 stars) 3 days ago

Hugely promising piece reflecting on the legacies of colonialism, packed with energy and haunting ideas

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Dates, Times and Prices