Dead End Job

Theatre (comedy, farce)

  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 1
  • 15:20
  • Aug 25
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Queen Mary Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: 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


Ever wondered what would happen when Girl meets Ghoul? Aubury has the worst job in the underworld – training ghosts. Day after day, decade after decade, they teach lost souls how to finish their “unfinished business”. Purgatory seemed to stretch out forever – until Aubury meets the love of their afterlife – a medium tasked to exorcize them! A 17th-century aristocrat, a medium who can do it all, and a businessman we’d rather avoid, Dead End Job is the farcical romantic comedy which transcends life… and death! The biscuits weren’t the only thing without an expiration date…

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  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • 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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Rebecca Moessmer 90 days ago

Really funny, enjoyable and super cute show!
Hilarious characters and great writing, the premise sounded already ridiculous and adorable and I loved the end result!
Eddy was definitely a highlight and who wouldn’t love to have a kinda entitled, little bit dim-witted, but ultimately very lovable and super supportive 18th century himbo lord as wingman?

Jo Bartlett 95 days ago

Great job! It’s your last chance to see this fun and farcical romp today. Kind of a weird premise but definitely one to watch. Don’t miss out!

Lucy Shalev 95 days ago

Loved it ! Laugh out loud funny , great acting, and wonderful energy and enthusiasm . With a “ Flabber gabber” good performance by Inigo Chrisp

Marjorie Kidman 101 days ago

What a great way to spend 45 minutes of the afternoon, watching this gloriously funny, clever and witty piece that had me laughing from the outset. The acting is great, comic timing was spot on, and the writing is very tight. The excellent tech too, with sound effects and music, meant that the performance ran really smoothly. Too often I've been at shows where this has been the let down - it stops the pace of the piece. Not so here - which shows how well it's been directed too. At the performance I was at the venue was full and the audience loved it, many getting to their feet to applause this lively, innovative bunch! I particularly enjoyed the energy of this piece and just who doesn't love a series of puns about ghosts?

Lori C 102 days ago

Disappointed. I know it was meant to be a farce but it was very loud and shouty and not very funny.

Chris H (Lexical Lunacy) 102 days ago

What a wonderfully wacky show! I honestly think that’s the most I’ve laughed thus far on this visit to Fringe.

I was almost taken aback by just how well-written this show is. Tabby Ewing’s script is original, hilarious, and crafted. It takes a simple idea and runs with it, often in a number of unexpected left-field directions that somehow just seem to work. It’s irreverent, off-beat, and endlessly energetic. Oliver Shortland’s direction has also ensured this a tight, polished production, where every beat lands. I don’t usually expect to see this level polish from a student production but this show most certainly has it. The voiceovers and little jingles are a delightful touch, and really add something to the already kooky atmosphere.

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Tabberer Tabberer 104 days ago

A story about love and ghosts with lots of laugh out loud moments and good acting. If you want an hour of absurd comedy and a feel good ending you will find it here.

Hannah-Cait Harrison 104 days ago

This is a really sweet little show, with a strong premise and some laugh out loud moments.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending as I think it was nice for nice’s sake, and I think there could have been loads of interesting ways to end it, but I legitimately enjoyed the show, found myself laughing out loud and it was lovely to see a really full audience too.

I’d say it’s a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars, and with a little more thought around the ending, and last 5 minutes of the show, that could easily shoot Up. Definitely worth checking out if you have a spare hour.

S Si 106 days ago

Great premis and love a parody on the afterlife , but unfortunately this lost its way. A couple of laugh out moments , acting was really good but story was just a mish mash, so much promise and I don’t think it delivered. Seems like a bunch of the audience really enjoyed it , not sure if those were friends or genuinely loved it maybe I missed something in the story.

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