Bull

Theatre (drama)

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    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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Description

One of three office workers is about to lose their job. As Tony, Isobel and Thomas wait for their boss to deliver the verdict, the three discuss each other's chances of survival. For alpha male Tony and calculating Isobel, it's clear that Thomas is getting the chop. In the struggle for survival, no blow is too low. Mike Bartlett's razor-sharp play about the fine line between office politics and playground bullying exposes the vicious side of human nature and the power of words. This production was a finalist in the 2019 Scottish Community Drama Association National One Act Festival.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access to box office via ground level entrance; then up one floor in a standard passenger lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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stephen mcmanus 61 days ago

An enthralling and disturbing pyschological thriller. Absolutely stunning performance from actors playing Thomas and Isobel. Isobel character is so complex and cruel I loved it and loathed her character at same time. You hoped till end Thomas wpuld outsmart her. One of star plays of Fringe. Absolutely marvellous

William McKerracher 66 days ago

A tense, taut, phycoloygical thriller.

This is clearly a professional production. The acting is magnificent all round. It carries the dramatic moments just as effectively as the subtle ones. The script is superb, never letting up in the tension nor overthrowing things into unrealistic territory.

It's not a pleasant watch. My friends and a few audience members I spoke to felt the ending was overly cruel and the ending speeches feel a little too on-the-nose. For them, the ending put them off the play. I found it an excellent and logical conclusion to an all round superlative play.

Mike Keohane 68 days ago

“Bull” is excellent: a thought provoking and powerful piece of theatre which will cause you to reflect on what we sometimes euphemistically call ‘office politics.’ How have you been treated and how have you really treated others?
Not to be missed.

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 61 days ago

A very professional play about very professional matters...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 61 days ago

The play pulsates with tension...

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All Edinburgh Theatre (4/5 stars) 63 days ago

Arbery Productions manage to find the dark heart of Mike Bartlett’s Bull at theSpace @ Niddry Street, in a production of skill and pace. The depiction of a meeting to discuss headcount in the sales department of an unnamed company is a relentless evocation of workplace bullying. The situation is...

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