Flat Pack Furnished Flat

Theatre (drama, new writing)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A shiny new flat. A mother and daughter. Delivery of furniture imminent. Lives (and chests of drawers) to be constructed and deconstructed. Jenny wants it all over with as quickly as possible. Susan can’t remember the last time she had untempered access to Jenny. Spirits run high as the generational battle lines are drawn. Truths are uncovered as the pair crash headlong into modernity. Who’s right and who’s wrong? Who’s young and who’s old? You'd better not have forgotten the Allen keys. Intimate, playful, contemporary drama from Emyr Cooper (shortlisted writer, BBC Writersroom Drama Room 2021).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up two flights of stairs which have 20 individual steps
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    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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Niru Dorrian 40 days ago

Loved this show and cast! Definitely worth a visit.

Hebe Booth 43 days ago

This show is a must see!

It tells the relatable tale of tension between Mother and Daughter, expanding on that gnawing concern that you might be becoming more like your mother…
The generational divide is constructed and deconstructed in a way that perfectly epitomises the 21st century. The characters are difficult to like but real and raw. Great performance from the actors and great writing, will recommend to all my friends.

Huw Llewellyn-Morgan 44 days ago

Sharply observed and written interaction between mother and daughter, the dialogue is both witty and convincing. Both actors engage the audience quickly, defining the space and and the situation despite minimal props, though no Allen keys featured in the story.The opening produced some laugh out loud moments before the characters moved into lightly nuanced, highly believable mother / daughter angst. The play was thought provoking and very enjoyable.

Denise Howarth 44 days ago

Always a good sign when fifty minutes in the theatre feels like fifteen! I thoroughly enjoyed this play. The relationship between the two actors, playing mother and daughter, was convincing and had genuine depth. It was hard to believe that the actress playing the mother had stepped in at the last minute. Two excellent performances and a thought provoking play. Such a joy to see something new and inspiring.

Charles Marshall 49 days ago

Emyr Cooper marks his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with a thought-provoking and emotionally charged drama that captures a complicated mother-daughter relationship.

Flat Pack Furnished Flat tackles the complexities of modern life with initial humour that steadily gives way to uncharged emotion - all skilfully portrayed by Allison Mickelson and Anne Yeomans.

This play pushes established boundaries and asks existential questions - a drama for our time. Catch it before it's gone!

Anton Zherzdev 49 days ago

Good writing and very convincing acting. A true gem! It's easy to show a mother-daughter quarrel, but it's hard to show that they love each other at the same time, and the actors managed to do that. The show touches briefly on the very prominent topic of dating apps, but doesn't make a point there.

Evan Law 52 days ago

Tucked away in an intimate upstairs studio, Flat Pack Furnished Flat transcends its physical constraints and realises itself as an almost realer-than-life fraught family fable.

Having spent less than 48 hours with the thematically intricate script, Allison Mickelson impossibly convinces of a deep familiarity with the material alongside an impressive Anne Yeomans.

Replicating the realism of the strained and suffocating mother-daughter dynamic, while also delivering the more dramatic moments through dialogue brimming with metaphor, the duo are a force to be feared and lauded.

After being so accomplished and refined at only a Preview show, make sure to grab tickets to see the inevitably skyward trajectory of this gem of a contemporary drama.

Grace Gibbons 53 days ago

We saw this gem of a play at its first preview and were very impressed with both the writing and the acting. One of the two actresses had dropped out last minute and another actress replaced her. We were impressed with how the relationship the two actresses, playing a mother and daughter, was so brilliantly established. This short piece is so purposefully and confidently written and so beautifully performed by two lovely and promising young actresses that we are planning to see it again.

This was a wonderful experience in the theatre, one of the multitude of reasons to make a trip to the Fringe. So glad we did.

William Brown 53 days ago

Powerful acting...brilliant writing.... a tour de force !

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 46 days ago

Flat Pack Furnished Flat, at Greenside at Infirmary Street for the full fringe, follows a mother and daughter as one of them moves into a new flat.

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