Theatre (solo show, new writing)

  • theSpace @ Niddry St - Upper Theatre (Thrust)
  • 10:50
  • Aug 19
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Griffin Theatre Co
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, 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 18 months


Written as a love letter to brown girls, Coconut is a one-act, one-actor play that tells the story of a slightly lost, slightly confused, incredibly chaotic brown girl doing things (and people) that none of the aunties would approve of. Through talking about fit white boys, the perils of day drinking, and how not every brown girl dreams of being a doctor, Coconut is funny, heart-wrenching, and relatable for everyone... except maybe our parents.

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General venue access

  • 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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Aleiah Jasper 35 days ago

Hi girls! My name is Aleiah and I just saw your play at the fringe! This play was so insanely good. Y’all made me CRY! Keep doing what you’re doing, as a fellow woman of color, it is so nice to see something made for us, by us. Great work.

Alfred Webb 35 days ago

I really enjoyed this show! Great writing and engaging performance. Would recommend!

Mona Saad 35 days ago

I really enjoyed this solo show today. Well written, well directed and engagingly performed. It was funny and serious and moving. Watch the main character, a young brown girl, working to become herself, break out of familial and cultural expectations while also not losing who she is and those she loves. I was tearful at the end....well worth seeing.

Ariel Estrada 38 days ago

A lovely work-in-progress solo show, and is so loving and kind to Gen Z young Indian woman and her sub-optimal choices stemming from internalized racism, even while unflinchingly looking at the consequences of those choices and how she continues to deal with them. Brava!

Nilanthi Sangarabalan 39 days ago

As a fellow coconut (!) I found this piece so relatable. The script was witty, funny and yet also upsetting at times. The actor commanded the stage at all times and their impressions of all the characters were on point. Knowing this is a work in progress, I hope to see the final version or another piece by this group in the near future!

Anya 39 days ago

Definitely recommend this one! The writing and acting was incredible, and the story kept me hooked throughout. The way it explores having complicated relationships with your parents was relatable and really moving. Comedy bits were really funny as well. One of my favourite shows from Fringe.

James Gordon 41 days ago

A show that grows from scraps of seemingly inconsequential information into a richly detailed portrait of the protagonist and those around her, both touching and funny, and even-handed in its mockery of stereotypical ideas of how
a 'brown girl' should behave, whether from her parents and boyfriends or casting agents. A nuanced, understated performance that grows with the character, and a final, sad twist that I didn't see coming. Described as a work in progress, this is already an accomplished piece that deserves to be seen. I'm sure I wasn't alone in today's (largely white) audience to gain fresh perspectives from it.

Maddi Ridley 46 days ago

Feel so so lucky to catch this show - it was just incredible ! I have been to 4 other shows today and it’s literally the one I have been thinking of all day - such a clever, warm, witty, one of a kind script with an incredible solo performance taking you through all the emotions and delivering both laughter and tears - kept me completely enthralled and connected throughout -just brilliant ! please go see this show if you have the chance you won’t regret it !!!!

Luke Pierce Powell 47 days ago

An absolutely hilarious and thrilling performance!
The performing was genuinely gripping; heart-breaking and endlessly funny at the same time. I was stuck to the end of my seat and threw my head back with laughs.
This is definitely a must watch for all Fringe-goers!!!

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Everything Theatre (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

An intense and unforgettable production that immerses from beginning to end

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Binge Fringe (3/5 stars) 43 days ago

This is a really fun show with an exciting ethos and outrageous personality that never loses sight of its’ ambitions in pulling apart expectations and their relationship to ethnicity in the UK.

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