Checkpoint

Theatre (new writing, satire)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

In a time of hard borders and systematic segregation, enigmatic stranger Roman arrives at Checkpoint-4 and attempts to bluff and bribe his way past two incompetent border guards. Daredevil tourist or diehard terrorist? Could the answer lie concealed in the contents of his curiously cumbersome trunk? – 'It's an anomaly. He's an anomaly... he's anomalous!' – A darkly comic drama exploring the absurd logic of xenophobic paranoia... If you're ready to take a shot in the dark, then do not miss this savagely black satire for our times!

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: The Annexe is located next door to The Vault. Audiences leave the main foyer onto Merchant Street then access the Annexe via the Pend. There are 2 - 3 steps in the Pend then a narrow staircase inside the space. The audience enters at the rear of the raked auditorium.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • 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
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  • Has specific seating requirements
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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Clara Francesca 4 days ago

Ashley Shiers, Kieran Boon and Matt Grass play off one another and perform with perfection. The team has impeccable timing and it is clear these actors are working symbolically to tell a powerful story.

Nicky Cooper 13 days ago

Checkpoint is immediately intruiging. From the moment the play starts the simple set evokes images of a greater world around it. The performances of the cast continue to bring this world to life - being in equal measure excellently timed in comedy and underlyingly sinister. I particularly admired the attention to detail taken by the actors, with the story never letting up on keeping you gripped. Definitely make sure you catch this one!

D Griffin 14 days ago

Pitch black satirical comedy, played with energy by the small cast. The subject matter has never been more tragically relevant- highly recommend

Emma F 15 days ago

Just what I needed a dark comedy with a message for our times. Great performances .

Pierre Auge 15 days ago

The play is well-paced and has a great blend of humour (with a hint of a Guy Ritchie influence) and drama. It is relevant to today's global climate of mistrust, it is definitely worth taking a punt on!

Joe Janes 15 days ago

An absurdist satire about immigration. Darkly funny with a top notch cast!

Grace Hodgkinson 16 days ago

A witty and engaging piece with laughs and poignant moments, well portrayed by an excellent cast. A Fringe must-see!

David Cromarty 16 days ago

A great script laced with dark humour, superb direction, and three wonderful performances. Highly recommended.

Paul Aubin 16 days ago

Interesting, funny, moving and really well performed


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Khris Hallett (3/5 stars) 3 days ago

In a world where the displaced exponentially grows by the day, this is a reminder of the hardships so many faced. A promising debut production.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 12 days ago

Anyone who has ever lived in a country outside of their birth will be familiar with the ridiculous bureaucracy that surrounds most visa and immigration processes. Checkpoint, by Startled Cat Theatre, sheds light on it, through a darkly comic satire. The play opens with a checkpoint that is clearly at the docks, manned by...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 12 days ago

A thought provoking play which has you questioning your laughter and the state of the world....

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 12 days ago

This production is undeniably relevant...

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