Freak Show

Theatre (musical theatre, new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    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

An army of foreign invaders, bad guys, rapists and thieves, fake news, sensationalist tweets and buckets of ice cream, Creon rules Thebes with ungoverned rage. It's a freak show. The production is a recontextualised telling of the Antigone story. It is a new text by the Nuworks collaborative team and a highly theatrical piece of Epic theatre with an evocative new music score.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Audience enters from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps from the street into the building. A temporary ramp is available when required. The Sanctuary has level access from front of house. The audience enter down the side of a raked seating rig, with one row of seats on the floor and several further rows accessed via steps on a central aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    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

Alasdair Scott 117 days ago

Last year I saw this company do "Electra", and on the strength of that great performance managed to catch the last night of "That Bastard Brecht", which was absolutely outstanding. (They're repeating it this year, it's a must-see show)! So I was keenly anticipating "Freak Show" this year, and it is excellent. They have made the setting of Antigone into a modern populist - social media circus work really well. The actor playing Creon nailed it and was spell-binding in his character's awfulness. Overall it's an excellent production and well worth seeing and enjoying.

S D 121 days ago

Absolutely fantastic show. Great performances all round both individually and as an ensemble. The music was rocking with a revolutionary edge. A great adaptation with a timely modern twist. This company goes from strength to strength and I'm really excited to see what else they have to offer in the future.

F 122 days ago

This is a great show and a creative version of Antigone. While allusions to modern politics can sometimes take me out of a classical story, here they stayed on the right side of the line, delivering a satisfying exploration of Creon's relationship with power while proving that the story does have modern relevancy. Rousing music and charismatic performances elevate it further. Would definitely recommend !


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