Theatre (drama, comedy)

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  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 3
  • 12:25
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Cold Pizza Productions and New Celts Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months


This dark comedy by Mike Bartlett shows the cruelty of human nature through bizarre power play, manipulation and vindictive honesty. Three colleagues fight for their lives in this savage battle of wit. The odds are stacked against underdog Thomas from the get-go, while Tony and Isobel use every dirty trick in the book, even going as far as targeting Thomas’s son. They’ll do anything to ensure their own survival. Only two can return…

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  • Stairs: 20+
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Lindsay Seal 84 days ago

Razor-sharp piece exquisitely performed. Gripping from the start, one of the best shows I've seen this year. Thank you!

Zoe Hunter 90 days ago

A vicious dark comedy about the dog eat dog attitude of business that has been nurtured and normalised in the office. One of the three colleagues must go. The bull is goaded and well and truly gored. Malice is particularly savoured and dished out to Thomas by the super cold and manipulative Isobel while Tony injects evil with his contemptuous smugness. The victim may not be entirely blameless but does that make the laughter at his demise any less uncomfortable? The audience is left with plenty to contemplate about society and themselves. An excellent play with outstanding performances by all the cast of Cold Pizza Productions.

Nancy Kubasek 90 days ago

Mike Bartlett seems to grasp the power relationships of modern office life in superb detail. This play about bullying at work has superb acting, much better than is typical at the Fringe.
The raw meanness of the bullies and the suffering of the bullied offer theatergoers rich material for post-performance conversations.

Michelle Novak 93 days ago

Beautifully acted and incredible emotion!
My only complaint was how disrespectfully mental health was treated during the show. The slur ‘retarded’ and ‘spaz’ were used in the show and the use of describing something as ‘autistic’ was deeply offensive to me as someone who suffers with it. Overall if the offensive language and offensive talk of mental health was removed, it is an incredible show!

Thomas Jaffray 96 days ago

Tense and atmospheric, Bull is a psychological look into bullying at the workplace as Thomas, the metaphorical bull, is prodded and pierced mentally by his work colleagues. Great play to check out!

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 93 days ago

There is a nasty drive to Bull at theSpace on the Mile that goes a long way towards convincing. Mike Bartlett’s play about workplace bullying and the relentless, socially Darwinian corporate struggle is presented by New Celts and Cold Pizza in a recognisably Scottish setting. What moving the scenario away...

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