The Brunch Club

Theatre (site-specific, new writing)

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  • Pleasance Pop-Up: Levels - Levels
  • 20:15
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Grid Iron, SDTN and Pleasance Theatre Trust
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language. Please note any tickets available after 30 minutes before the performance can only be purchased direct at the venue.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Audio Described
    Signed Performance
    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

Rebel, geek, emo, which were you? Or were you the popular one? Scotland’s brightest new talents, The Network, take on the cliques in a homage to classic coming-of-age movies. Site-specific masters and seven-time Fringe First winners Grid Iron, in co-production with SDTN and Pleasance, transform Levels café bar for a vibrant exploration of the continuing need to label ourselves in uncertain times. With a soundtrack that will take you right back to the tears and triumphs of finding your place in the world. ‘Grid Iron line up unpretentious modern classics one after another' (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Audio Described
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Level access directly from main street.
  • 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


Signed performances

  • Dates: 9 August, 21 August
  • Interpreter: Rachel Amey and Paul Belmonte - Integrated into performance
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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Audio described performances

  • Dates: 22 August
  • Type: NotSelected
  • 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.
  • More about this show: Listen to audio flyer

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 19 August, 23 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
  • 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

Bill Horsman 42 days ago

Great stuff. Sharp witted and well performed. Just the right balance of following The Breakfast Club and telling its own story. Nicely done. Good music and some unexpected but welcome choreography.

Reported/Removed 40 days ago

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FringeReview 30 days ago

They are all there – the emo, the geek, the popular girl, the eco warrior, the scary guy, the player and the popular wanna be but don’t wanna be girl with a staff member who looks younger than them all. From there we get their introductions, their desires to be...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

The kids are all right; but like so many of us in the western world today, they often seem trapped by old attitudes and behaviour patterns from a 1980’s movie, while all around us the planet cries out for new solutions, and new ways of being. ...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 38 days ago

John Hughes’ 1985 film The Breakfast Club is one of the great coming-of-age tales of our time, but it’s been more than three decades since it was made. This new piece from Scottish site-specific theatre specialists Grid Iron isn’t so much a remake, but a tribute that imagines what a...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 40 days ago

Grid Iron Theatre Company has performed site-specific theatre all over the world. Writer and Director Ben Harrison has chosen the Levels, the latest University of Edinburgh café, as his pop-up venue and it’s perfect.The Brunch Club is performed in-the-round and concerns a group of youngsters on an induction week at...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

Inspired by his 10-year-old daughter’s plaintive observation that she wasn’t one of the cool kids at school, writer and director, Ben Harrison decided to take the iconic eighties movie, The Breakfast Club, and reinvent it for the modern-day.Scottish theatre company Grid Iron then hung out with a hundred teenagers the...

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UK Theatre Network (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

The University of Edinburgh’s newest café and lounge may not be as exciting as some of the locations in which the Grid Iron Theatre Company has performed (such as Edinburgh Zoo, a boat builders’ island in a Norwegian fjord or a working cancer hospital in Jordan), but for The Brunch Club it is perfect.

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