Candy Factory

Theatre (new writing, comedy)

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  • Wee Red Bar - Wee Red Bar Main Space
  • 17:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Saltire Sky Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 16+ after 23:00. Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility: 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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Hard drugs and hard times are a recipe for mayhem in Saltire Sky’s latest production. The Candy Factory follows Scarface wannabe Kevin in his quest to survive his time in the joint. A hilarious, bold and heart-wrenching dark comedy from the exciting young company that brought you the critically acclaimed 1902.

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  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

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Fiona Copeland 108 days ago

Really enjoyed the Candy Factory. A gritty comedy with young cast and excellent acting.

nicola duffy 118 days ago

Great show would highly recommend

Dean Ford 120 days ago

What a show!

This is my third time at the Edinburgh fringe and I have to say this is one of the highlights. The storytelling is beautiful, the acting is remarkable! Such a youthful, talented performance that I would urge any fringe goer to get along too! This work is reminiscent of a young Grid Iron with the way they use the set and space so efficiently! I have nothing but praise for this fantastic piece of work. GET IT BOOKED!!!

Sarah Rogers 123 days ago

A cracking new play from Saltire Sky Theatre. Laugh out loud in places, shocking in others. The play is both entertaining and gripping and unexpectedly thought provoking. An exploration of friendship,trust, betrayal with some exceptional music choices linking the whole production together. The scene changes were slick and the props inventive. The cast are a very talented bunch who will go far. Well worth watching.

steven wren 126 days ago

What happens when you find two people from very different backgrounds and outlooks sharing a cell? Tempers flare but minds are opened. Nathan Dunn has written a confined-space drama with heart and humour that doesn't deflect from its central themes of prejudice and loyalty. This is raw and visceral. The set is simple and the scene changes slick, with great music choices that make witty comments on the unfolding story. The talented cast make no apologies for their, sometimes, brutal characterisations. The Wee Red Bar is the ideal place for this kind of almost old-school fringe play. It is straightforward theatre; clean, sharp, well-observed, honest. Nathan Dunn is a writer to watch.

Neil Curran 127 days ago

A fantastic play, written by Nathan Dunn, the same guy who wrote 1902 which has done really well at the festival over the past few years. I went to see both plays today, and anyone who has seen 1902 would also love the Candy Factory. The back story is totally different, but the same brilliant humour, one liners, musical interludes and moving moments are evident in both plays. A brilliant script, but the 3 main actors are also really talented and brought it to life. Highly recommended!

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 118 days ago

Candy Factory begins by introducing the audience to Kevin, who has an unfortunate combination of arrogance and idiocy. He seems to a have a clear plan for the future – finding success as a drug tycoon in Scotland with his ex-adult-film-star-turned-lawyer girlfriend at his side. However, this future is put...

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