Corpsing

Theatre (comedy, new writing)

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  • theSpaceTriplex - Jenner Theatre
  • 11:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: New Celts Productions and Red Rabbit Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: 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 1 year

Description

Elliot Hubble’s dreams have all come true! A distant uncle has died, leaving Elliot a thriving funeral business. And Elliot can’t wait to get stuck in. Until he is well and truly stuck with a business that looks fraudulent. Suddenly, in comes auditor Fiona to look over the books. They turn to the faithful assistant, Charlie, for answers but instead of clearing things up, the picture grows more sinister. Can Charlie explain the money? Or the yogurt? Will Fiona postpone her audit report? And... where did all those bodies come from?

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: One step at main entrance, platform lift to space
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 1
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Madeline Reid 149 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this play and all characters were great but I thought Fiona was particularly funny. Didn't see the plot twist coming. Loved it ...... Well done guys!!!!

Tilda Borrows 151 days ago

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you love a dark, contemporary farce - this show is a must-see! The cast have an excellent dynamic. Each character is so different, and they bounce off of each other so well – a credit to both the actors and the writers. The standard of the acting is unbelievable. The physical comedy is very well done - there are moments when the characters are delightfully heightened, and when dwelling on the darker subjects (especially towards the end) they simmer down into a spookily humane and grounded performance. This piece reminds me so much of Orton's work - having successfully aligned the dark/ bizarre with the comical and contemporary. Go see it!

Ceri Murray 155 days ago

Very much enjoyed this show - full of wit and some proper laugh out loud moments. The cast all excel in their roles and it was a pleasure to see them all on stage. Well written script too. Highly recommend :)

Val Muir 160 days ago

Saw this today and loved it! An engaging story that is also funny, weird and dark at times. Excellent writing, acting and comic timing. I thoroughly recommend!

Josie Anderson 160 days ago

This play had me absolutely howling! Elliot, Fiona and Charlie are all stand-out performances as their comedic timing is outstanding. Whilst being absolutely hilarious, it also has some serious, darker moments that are very well written and acted. The ending was very surprising and was acted brilliantly by the cast. If you're looking for a good laugh, the Hubble’s funeral parlour is the place to go!

Mollie Wicks 160 days ago

I went to see this today and it was brilliant! It was belly-bursting, laugh-out-loud funny. The actors did such a wonderful job bringing their characters to life, each one distinctive and hilarious in their own way. The writing is very good and there are some amazing twists and turns. If you haven't already booked your tickets, get them booked now! This is an absolute Fringe must-see.

Jeremy Hicks 160 days ago

This show has a great premise, but not all the comedy potential was fully realised. Performances slightly mixed. Still, it was funny and clever. I thought I had predicted the twist but I was wrong! On balance worth seeing.

Emma Yeo 163 days ago

You have to see this to get a full picture of what it's about, loved the twists!

Evelyn Ross 163 days ago

WHAT A FANTASTIC SHOW!
Without giving too much away, the play was hilariously witty, exceptionally written, acted, and directed. All of this whilst tackleling some complicated topics around death. The three performers were outstanding! Charlie (Lewis Gemmell) was simply hilarious with his manic eyes, perfect comedic timing, and flaire. Elliot (Dillon MacDonald) did a great job with the evolution of his character. And Fiona (Anya Borrows), What a POWERHOUSE! She did a wonderful job playing the excitable, bubbly character with a dark, twisted side.
I cannot reccomed this show enough because it is quite frankly brilliant! These are young actors with very bright futures ahead, and I can't wait to see what they do next. Well done to all involved!


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Fringebiscuit (4/5 stars) 144 days ago

The new owner of a funeral home finds his likely fraudulent business under audit in this uniquely hilarious farce from @calum_ferguson and Lewis Lauder. Ingenious physicality and impeccable timing distil comedy from a handful of props, witty death puns and a clever twist.

The Violet Curtain (3/5 stars) 150 days ago

Corpsing is an entertaining dark comedy with an intriguing concept and impressive delivery.

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Theatre and Art Reviews 157 days ago

Have you ever wondered how an undertaker can stay in business when they operate in small villages, with limited populations? Corpsing might be able to answer some of these questions. Charlie (Lewis Gemmell) had been working for Elliott Hubble’s (Dillon MacDonald) grandfather for quite a few years. Their undertaking methods are slightlty questionable. However, the bodies keep arriving!

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