Cola Boy

Theatre (music, storytelling)

  • theSpace @ Symposium Hall - Annexe
  • 20:20
  • Aug 19
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Cola Boy Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes including drug use, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing, Note for allergy sufferers: perfume sprayed during performance
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


The 1990s, when house music exploded! This is a gripping and immersive stage adaptation of excerpts from the cult book Cola Boy. Drama, suspense, comedy and music as a young Scottish journalist and small-time DJ moves to Dubai. He's hell-bent on organising the first desert rave but is soon sucked into the city's criminal underworld. Forty-five minutes packed with 90s nostalgia and uplifting tunes exclusively curated by your favourite 90s house DJs.

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  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

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Veteran Fringe addict 36 days ago

Haven't ready the book but really enjoyed the show, if anything felt it could have had a longer duration. If you yearn for what was without doubt the best decade for dance music you will love this!

Ewan MacKinnon 41 days ago

Superb show - great cast, quality script with nostalgia and humour in equal measure, and of course a superb soundtrack.

Highly recommended!

Paul Copland 41 days ago

Loved the book, so couldn’t wait to see the show - 5 stars all round (cast, script, soundtrack and especially the wee twist).

See this as the next Trainspotting Live - can’t wait for it in a bigger venue and real audience participation to really transport us back to the 90’s!

Proud Aberdonian!

James Donaldson 41 days ago

Transported to the pulsating beats of the 1990s house music era, this electrifying show delves into the intoxicating blend of relationships, romance and the drug-fuelled club scene. It's a roller-coaster ride that reminds us of the ecstasy and chaos of that moment in time. Kudos to the talented cast for their high-energy performances, the brilliant writer for capturing those heady days and the director for orchestrating a fun, fast-paced spectacle ... with a twist. If you have to beg, borrow, or even trade your last glow stick for a ticket, do it.

Lindsay King 42 days ago

Loved this show. Great story set in the 90’s house music era, packed with humour and drama in equal measure and a twist at the end. Delivered by an amazing talented cast bringing so much energy to the stage. Accompanied by music from an era that those who grew up in will love. Prepare to be entertained from beginning to end.

Andrew Mackenzie 42 days ago

Having loved the book was excited to see the stage show and I was not disappointed. High energy performances from all the cast and great soundtrack. Would thoroughly recommend. 5 Stars.

Paul Gledhill 42 days ago

High energy music and performers. Enjoyed the show.

Sam Martin 42 days ago

Loved this show. The energy of the cast was fantastic and great music too.

Ian Dunn 42 days ago

Superb show with an excellent and extremely talented cast.
I was recommended by a friend and was so impressed I'm going again tonight

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