Cicada's Children

Theatre (comedy, drama)

  • theSpace on North Bridge - Argyll Theatre
  • 21:05
  • Aug 15-20, 22-27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: May Tree Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing themes, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 6 months


The cult of Cicada’s Children has just been discovered. Its revered leader, Stanley Cicada, and his beloved children have been arrested and imprisoned. But one remains – Bella. Danny is sweet, naïve and a little bored of his ordinary life. When he meets the bubbly, quirky, unorthodox Bella he is struck by her free-spirited nature. The world is new and a little alarming but Bella knows what to do, all she needs is a perfectly unsuspecting idiot. Come into the minds of Danny and Bella to see if Cicada’s Children is really dead.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is a large flight to 1st floor of hotel then a further 4 steps to venue. Alternatively the building lift can be taken to the first floor and then a platform lift can be used instead of the 4 further steps.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    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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Baz 32 days ago

One of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Powerful and moving while still managing to have moments of genuine humor. Just generally great.

Layla Sharp 37 days ago

We loved the performance in this show, the actors are strong, particularly Bella whose menacing performance is extremely gripping. The concept is great and the show has real potential. I would have liked to have seen more development to the piece and find out more of what happened and why, rather than repeating the scenes; the audience already knew what Bella had done, so although creepy and entertaining, the repeated scenes felt unnecessary. I felt tension was built really well but I was left wanting to know more about the cult. What was the cults purpose? What did they believe? However the writing addressed how often cults like this prey on vulnerable people who are lonely or who are naive like the protagonist and this was done well. All in all a great performance, with some great concepts and potential. With some workshopping this could soar!

Simon Fenton 38 days ago

Compelling writing and powerful performances.
Highly recommend.

CLIVE WHITWHAM 40 days ago

Would totally recommend this show. Very clever script that grips you from start to finish. Takes you on twists and turns right from the start. Well put together and good performance by both actors. A must see.

Liv Beckett 41 days ago

Loved watching Cicada’s Children. Was absorbed from start to finish and felt strangely connected to both characters. A polished and intelligent production well worth an hour of your time! Plus a great soundtrack too :))

Miranda Fotheringham 41 days ago

A really enjoyable and interesting show, I loved how it started in a fun, unassuming way then shifted quickly to be much darker. The two actors give excellent performances

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North West End Theatre (4/5 stars) 31 days ago

A fantastic showcase of fresh writing and acting talent

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