Theatre (new writing, dark comedy)

  • Pleasance Dome - KingDome
  • 13:30
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: France
  • Group: Compagnie du Kaïros / Something for the Weekend
  • Warnings and additional info: This performance contains adult language and flashing lights.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 2 years


A darkly comic drama from internationally acclaimed Molière award-winner, David Lescot. Explore a lifetime through one person's daily interactions with money, and the transactions we engage in to build a life – from the Tooth Fairy to negotiating with the funeral director. Landing in Edinburgh direct from New York, this fast-paced play sees three actors bring over forty characters to life in one hour. Written and directed by Lescot – associate artist of renowned Théâtre de la Ville in Paris – making his Edinburgh Fringe debut. 'Mesmerising, nearly perfect' ( 'A swift, humorous and sometimes bittersweet tale' (

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Charles Kirwan-Taylor 41 days ago

Original, funny and very well acted. Really worth seeing.

James Hutchby 41 days ago

First really good thing I've seen this Fringe.

ANITA BRYANT 42 days ago

Three gifted actors take us through a lifetime of the "incontournable" necessity of money. Brillant staging and "complicité" . You will not find better acting at the Fringe...go see for yourself! (I am using the French will understand why when you see them).

James Gallagher 46 days ago

Excellent storytelling by a trio of very talented actors. However, the story itself was not compelling. Personally, I also found it jarring hearing a play about French people set in France told in American English (e.g. alumina rather than aluminum). None of this diminished the quality of the acting.

John Dewhurst 46 days ago

Clever three handed play about the way that money helps the world go round.
Intelligent writing performed by 3 excellent actors.

Tim Jackson 55 days ago

This is easily one best shows I’ve seen in the Fringe. You won’t see better performers than these three wonderful actors who work their way through a huge beautifully written timeline and a huge cast of characters performed at a rapid clip, all the while keeping it riveting and hilarious.
The story and script are quite clever. There’s not a moments hesitation, brilliantly staged and effortlessly performed as they work through the years of one person’s life – birth to death. So smooth is the writing that you may even forget that the theme is our tainted relationship with commerce money, capitalism, class, and wealth. Not to be missed!

Julie Phillips 55 days ago

I’m mean when it comes to giving star reviews. This show gets 5*. Excellent. Well performed and entertaining. Go see this show. You won’t be disappointed

Iain Broadway 55 days ago

Very witty, fast paced and well acted. Recommended

Jean Hanff Korelitz 59 days ago

One of the best shows I’ve seen at the Fringe so far. Good work from all three of the actors but a standout performance from Matt Brown. Well worth the…(sorry, cannot resist) DOUGH.

Susan Owen 59 days ago

Brilliant writing, acting, staging. Loved it. Go see it!

Thomas 59 days ago

An absorbing piece of serious theater. It examines the life of a man from childhood to retirement solely through the medium of money—and how his every relationship is molded, enhanced, or destroyed by it. It boasts highly stylized direction that really pays off in the bravura final sequence. Recommended.

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

All things money are playfully illustrated in a fast-moving comedy about a man's quest for the ever so elusive financial stability.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

A slick play.

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LondonTheatre1 (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

An engaging and bittersweet production

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

It’s a brilliantly slick, pacey show, with Zach Lusk full of charm and energy,

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The Nerd Party (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

the play rightfully embraces the nihilism

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

Brilliantly written play

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The Reviews Hub (4/5 stars) 54 days ago

Simply staged, superbly performed, and benefitting from a strong script and sharp direction, Dough is worth spending money on.

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The Stage (4/5 stars) 55 days ago

Moments of poignancy and warmth

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The Student (3.5/5 stars) 55 days ago

Dough is an interesting comedy, shining the light on issues within money, living beyond your means and the value and importance of money within society.

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WestEndBestFriend (3/5 stars) 58 days ago

a highly energetic and stylised piece exploring the theme of money, money… and more money.

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