Breathless

Theatre (new writing, neurodiversity led)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two
  • 15:00
  • Aug 13-16, 18-29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Laura Horton and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Pleasance
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • 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

What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves? Opening up to new experiences in her late 30s, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself. When a secret she’s keeping from those she loves, and even from herself, threatens to unravel it all, she has to make a choice. Who or what will she decide to give up? Breathless is a funny, honest and stylish exploration of the knife-edge of hoarding, from the joy, to the addiction and suffocating shame. From Laura Horton, Plymouth Laureate of Words, own experience of clothes hoarding.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 26 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

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • 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
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Alexandra Reynolds about 17 hours ago

So so great!! Heartfelt and interesting and she did such a well crafted play & story. She did a wonderful job of moving to other characters a few times, really showcasing excellent acting chops.

Paul 1 day ago

This show has an incredible central performance, and a really unique and well-written script. Definitely one of the best solo shows at this year's Fringe.


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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 3 days ago

This is a character-driven piece of writing that looks at a personal account of mental illness. Horton's writing is clever and funny and although there's a sense we're only seeing the tip of the iceberg, Breathless is a compelling insight into hoarding.

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Neurodiverse Review (4/5 stars) 4 days ago

Sometimes you just want a good solid bit of theatre.

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Dates, Times and Prices