Fiji

Theatre (new writing, comedy)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Upstairs
  • 13:55
  • Aug 29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Clay Party & Conflicted Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains references to sexual violence, sexual content cannibalism, strong language and sudden loud noises.
  • 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

Description

Inspired by shocking true events, Fiji is a gripping two-hander that blends true crime with romantic comedy to deliver a thrill-ride as hilarious and warm as it is fascinatingly dark and twisted. Nick is cooking for Sam at his place and, if all goes to plan, this will be their first and last meeting. So what exactly is on the menu? Well, they do say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach… Fiji is a multi-award nominated ***** (Epigram) show about a deliciously unfathomable relationship... one you may have only ever heard about on the news.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. For access via locked lift ask staff or at Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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


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  • Is a wheelchair user
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Sam 32 days ago

Most uncomfortable hour of theatre ever - bloody brilliant! Superb performances by both actors.

james culhane 34 days ago

Absolutely gripping show, fantastically written, well acted and deliciously complex

Yvonne Taylor 37 days ago

Saw this last week , absolutely brilliant , we were engaged for the beginning . A difficult and worrying subject shot through with comedy . Great script with superb performances from the two actors , energetic and humorous but thoughtful and insightful. Would definitely recommend .

Julie Phillips 38 days ago

Brilliant! Dark and profound. Two very talented actors kept us enthralled throughout. We will certainly be looking out for them next year. Well done.

Leni 39 days ago

This show is breath-taking on so many levels. Intelligent writing, unexpectedly funny, emotional, and beautifully performed. Based on this show alone, I can't wait to see what these two performers do next, because they are exceptional actors. Don't miss this show!

James Doherty 39 days ago

MESMERIZING. Absolute range of emotions with material you never thought you would sit with for so long.

Not only was the writing brilliant, wholesome, and profound, but the acting was TRANSCENDENT.

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS. How this is not sold out every night is a true travesty!

Simon Cooper 40 days ago

Wonderfully unsettling and upsetting material which creeped me out, got me all emotional and left me with a sense of admiration for the actors and creators

Orla Smith 40 days ago

This was funny, mesmerising, believable, unbelievable, horrific and captivating from beginning to end. I think I want to go back and see it again just in case I missed anything first time around

Joséphina Fransilja Brookman 41 days ago

I mean WOW, genuinely one of the best shows I have seen period.

A genuine, breathtaking, butterfly inducing, rollercoaster of a show.

So thankful I got the chance to see this :) reminded me why I act. 10’s across the board.

Sean Davis 41 days ago

(****)
A fellow secretly comes to a stranger’s flat for a weekend of sex, probing questions, and dining. Their interactions are cryptic initially, but grow increasingly intense as the weekend progresses. While the visitor has the right to keep his motives secret, such secrecy weakens the play.


So far, this was the 26th most enjoyable show of the 84 have seen at the Fringe this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: https://fringefan.com/

Gus MacLeod 45 days ago

Saw 'Fiji' yesterday afternoon. A well-written, well-acted two-hander which delves pretty unflinchingly into one of our deepest taboos with an interesting combination of tenderness and black humour. I watched with a slighly queasy fascination lurching from time to time towards revulsion. It's about cannibalism after all. But it manages to avoid being either lurid or sensationalist and is all the better for that. Rather, the complex material is held by clever writing and two thoroughly engaging performances. Definitely thought-provoking and highly recommended.

Katrine 45 days ago

I’m not a fan of rating acting and performances, but this is definitely a 10/10. Hear me out:
I’ve seen a total of 16 plays at Fringe, and this is definitely worth prioritising. First of all, the two actors are extremely talented, and they clearly have chemistry which shows on the stage. Their sense of comic timing and body language towards each other are clear to see. The script is one of the most brilliant dialogues I’ve seen to date. They succeed at making it funny, serious, heartfelt and mysterious. The script knows how to lead the audience in a false believe of comfort, and the pulling the rug away underneath them. This is new writing at its finest. It never gets boring, and when you think you know what happens, they throw a curveball at you. So again, as much as I didn’t want this to be a rating, it truly is a 10/10.

Sue 48 days ago

I was looking forward to this show - unfortunately our party of 4 struggled to hear much of the dialogue by both characters. "Sam" in particular was often very quietly spoken.
It made for frustrating viewing which was a real shame.

Tim Hibberd 52 days ago

An excellent first show today. Thank you. The acting was impeccable and the sly joy with which you both played your characters was infectious. This is going to be a big hit.


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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

I would not hesitate to recommend this play, go along and see it before it leaves Edinburgh!

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

A highly engaging and excellently performed piece of theatre.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

Often witty, Fiji, is a tasty little drama that keeps it’s audience entertained, curious and maybe even a little repulsed.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 44 days ago

Clever, funny and quite brilliant.

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