Theatre (drama, new writing)

  • ZOO Playground - Playground 2
  • 18:05
  • Aug 13
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Little Red Fox Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing, Drug references. The scenes of violence are simulated
  • 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 18 months


Brothers tells the story of two estranged brothers Matt and Jay, in their early 30s, who re-unite as one fights testicular cancer and the other battles addiction. Fearful for their survival, Matt and Jay revisit their dysfunctional childhood and the night that impacted their once unbreakable relationship. Brothers is a heart-wrenching, laugh-out-loud rollercoaster of an international premiere, featuring Daniel O'Kane and Liam O'Kane, who are actually brothers. Written by Kerry Drumm, Brothers is a play that explores grief, fear and love, and questions if keeping secrets in a bid to protect can do more harm than good.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Rebecca Anderson 46 days ago

Fantastically gripping throughout, the two actors brought the story to life with incredible realness. Couldn't stop watching as the story unfolded! Brilliant!

Linda Radler 46 days ago

Excellence acting and non stop action. Highly recommend. Enjoy watching the life journey of two brothers.

Sarah O’Neill 49 days ago

A real hidden gem. Superb quality of acting. the brotherly bond both shines through and, at times, takes your breath away. Great mixture of brotherly humour and raw emotion. I was blown away by the performance … deserving of a full audience each night.

Treasa Nealon 50 days ago

A must-see show this festival! It’s funny, it’s moving, and the writing and the performances are something very special.

Kevin Lowrie 51 days ago

Just saw this play today, one of my favourite so far of the Fringe and as an Edinburgh resident I've been to many.

Great piece of story telling and incredible

Brilliant, well done and thank you.

Maria Gray 51 days ago

Poignant, touching, funny and great acting. Well done!

Sharon Moggach 51 days ago

What fantastic show, a total rollercoaster of emotions, and all done with a lot of humour, the dynamic between these two estranged brothers is mesmerising and kept me gripped from start to finish. Outstanding writing. This is a must see play at the Fringe.

Chris Henderson 51 days ago

This show had it all really. Punchy from the start it covered difficult relationship of estranged brothers, child abuse, substance use and underlying causes, grief, cancer and the personal impact of this and yet, comedy lines were seamlessly woven in beautifully.
The writing and production was spot on and the actors performed exceptionally well, battling against and for the relationship they had, have and may yet to have as brothers.
So glad I had the chance to see this.

Maria Haughey 52 days ago

Short, sharp and packing a punch, Brothers - brought to Edinburgh by Little Red Fox Productions - brings the story of Matt and Jay to the stage and into the hearts of all who are lucky enough to witness it. Written by Kerry Drumm whose deftness and skill weaves a tapestry of emotion through the bonds of siblings who fight their own and each other’s battles. It takes you on a roller coaster as two real life brothers - Daniel and Liam O’Kane showcase their skills, under the expert direction of Peter Newling. It’s a tour de force which is more than worth the ticket price. This is theatre at its best.

Anton Zherzdev 52 days ago

Brilliant acting! The story of two brothers trying to find a way to ask each other for forgiveness, interrupted by some flashbacks, may not be the most complicated one, but it is deeply felt by the actors. A non-stop roller coaster of emotions. Totally recommend!

Ken Morris 53 days ago

I’ve not been to the theatre for a while and have never attended a Fringe production before.
If something was designed to get my attention and attend more shows, this would be it. Beautifully written, expertly produced and directed and, as far as the actors are concerned…well you couldn’t ask for better. The play will shock you, make you laugh, definitely make you cry but at the end you come out smiling after a wonderful show. If you have an hour to spare at 6pm then you’ll spend it very well watching Brothers. Just see if I’m right !
Thanks to the cast and crew for a brilliant evening.

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The Roaming Reader 48 days ago

This play made me sob! And I had to text my siblings afterwards. It's always a mark of a good piece of art when it bleeds into your real life and you carry the emotions forward out of the venue.

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