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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Baby Grand
  • 11:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Becky Barber-Sharp and Something for the Weekend
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • 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


'Everyone calls me Mum now, or Mummy. I had a name before. Where did that go?' Inspired by true events, Katie Guicciardi's brutally honest new drama is A Doll's House for the 21st Century. Exploring our complex relationship with "help" – our desire to give it and our need to seek it for ourselves – in an increasingly isolating society, Fox is 'a really poignant and insightful piece' (ThreeWeeks, Top Picks). This 'must-see' (Feminist Fringe) play, is 'a compassionate exploration of contemporary problems' (List). Directed by Lisa Cagnacci (Artistic Associate, Stephen Joseph Theatre). @foxplayUk

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a driveway from the main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Julia Stubbs 112 days ago

Still thinking about the issues that were explored, the honesty of the writing and the emotional sucker punch of an ending in Katie Guicciardi's first-time fringe show 'Fox'. This is a show to catch before the end of the festival.

David Morgan 112 days ago

Extremely well written and an excellent performance by the actor/writer,Katie Guicciardi.
A subject a lot of people can relate to!
I thoroughly enjoyed the play,best thing I’ve seen at the Fringe this year!

Sean Davis 114 days ago

Fox (***)
A new mother must deal with post partem depression, a demanding baby, and a homeless man living outside her door front door. We feel her increasing desperation as her depression prevents her from seeking help from her husband, friends, and society. As she acts as a voyeur of the life of the homeless man society’s efforts to help him make her isolation all the more stark.

This was the 48th most enjoyable of the 113 Fringe shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

Will Samuels 115 days ago

Absolutely fantastic show. Ingeniously written and fabulously acted. I've never written a review before but this one compelled me to due to the sheer quality of script and acting. Would highly recommend to anyone. It's not comedy but it's still a fantastic spend of time while at the Fringe

Robert Smith 117 days ago

Congratulations on your first show!! Brilliant! So fun, and touching / poignant, and everything in between. Not sure if non-parents would enjoy it as much, but I did.

Ramon Estevez 118 days ago

Highly recommend. Very well acted. One of the better dramatic pieces I’ve seen in years at the fringe.
Hope to see more from this company.

Peter Louch 124 days ago

An absolutely brilliant piece of work.
So cleverly written.The connection between the subjects is beyond brilliant.
The performance by the young lady ,too. Was beyond brilliant.
What fascinates me, I wonder on the response/reaction from a very middle class audience, to being encouraged to help/give to, the homeless

TinaC 127 days ago

Thought-provoking piece on the tricky subject of post-natal depression which also takes onboard gentrification and guilt - anchored by the writer's nuanced & engaging performance, it's 'A Doll's House' for the 21st century.

Rebecca Curry 130 days ago

Mesmerising flawless performance. Transfixed. Cried. Loved this original show. See it

Matthew Considine 131 days ago

Saw this play in London. The subject of the play is very deep and fascinating.

The solo performance by Katie really brought the emotions and the nuances around the play to light. Very glad i saw it.

Alex G 131 days ago

Highly recommend anyone to view this show. Very thought provoking and inspiring.

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Whats On Stage (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

Fox, written and performed solo by Katie Guicciardi and based on true events, begins with a new mother caring for her weeks-old baby. She canoodles, she smiles and waxes lyrical about the wonders of motherhood. But something seems awry – her partner is away, on business, and she's become fixated...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 118 days ago

Mum (Katie Guicciardi) lives in a gorgeous house in Hackney. She’s recently had a baby and her husband works abroad most weeks, so she spends most of the time alone. Things start to change when, one day, a homeless man appears on the wall on the other side of the...

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The Feminist Fringe (5/5 stars) 123 days ago

Deep, mature and nuanced!

Not one to miss, Katie Guicciardi’s solo female performance in Fox is the perfect combination of a gripping narrative, poignant use of visual props and just the right amount of humour for such a serious and sensitive subject matter.

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FringeReview 128 days ago

A new mum nurses her baby in her Hackney flat; funded maternity leave, a husband with an income, a flat they own, a trendy part of London. They’ve got everything haven’t they? OK, it isn’t great when a homeless man decides to set up camp by the front wall of...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 129 days ago

This monologue, written and performed by Katie Guicciardi, addresses the underreported issue of post-partum depression through a thoughtful combination of analogy, props and heartfelt dialogue. The initial bright, quirky curiosity of a new mother with an unexpected outside lodger becomes slowly a more frantic, dark despair as the play progresses....

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The List (3/5 stars) 131 days ago

Compassionate exploration of contemporary problems...

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