Fulfilment

Theatre (puppetry, interactive)

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  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Belly Laugh
  • 15:40
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: SharkLegs
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Robox is your personal fulfilment device. The one-click wonder, the ultimate convenience. You dream it, he delivers it. Instant fulfilment. But fulfilment isn't for everyone. Award-winning theatre company SharkLegs uncover the price people really pay for next-day delivery. Disarmingly funny and playful, the show is created live every night from your desires. Join us and let Robox discover what you need, what you want and what you dream of. Then let Robox provide the solution. A solution... Definitely a bit of a solution... Or a solution that other people who bought this solution also bought.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 40 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • 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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@reedkavner 83 days ago

This was one of the best surprises of my week at the Fringe. Sure, the working conditions in Amazon warehouses has been explored by journalists and documentarians before, but the puppetry and narrative brought the issues life in a way that straight-ahead journalism can't do. It's funny and full of heart and energy. Absolutely recommended.

Tom SC 84 days ago

Bored out of our minds. Didn't feel engaged once. Looking around the room, half the audience members also looked like they wanted to walk out.

Benjamin Peterson 85 days ago

The puppetry was kind of ok, the show was too long, and it wasn't that original... but it actually taught me something about the modern sweatshop and it makes a good point about e-commerce.

Jamie Turner 86 days ago

I felt this dragged on a lot and didn’t really find it very original. There are plenty of videos, articles and documentaries about working conditions of these companies and didn’t really feel like I needed an hour long play to get across this message.

Lewis Hann 89 days ago

Absolutely amazing. A fantastic plays that plays with puppetry, audience interaction and comedy, and then balancing it out with true drama about employee's for Amazon. Impactful and simply a brilliant show to see.

Freya Spargo 96 days ago

Absolutely loved this - some intense and impressive talent! I have not been sure if I would really enjoy this style of puppetry, but honestly it blew me away. Since seeing this, I have been learning an awful lot more about Amazon's staff conditions and about the economics and legislation behind fulfilment centers... WHOA.
This is amazing, a real hidden gem! Great venue too!

Paddy Roberts 101 days ago

An interesting and thought provoking show, with so much energy, I lost weight just watching them running around the stage! Amazing puppetry and some laughs along the way, this show tells a great story about our modern world and where we are heading.... Enjoy... father (loud shirt) and sensible teenage son tour 2019.


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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 77 days ago

Next day delivery is great. It’s convenient, it’s fast, and you don’t even need to leave the house. Yet, what is happening behind the scenes for you to get your Amazon items on time? Fulfilment is a production by SharkLegs which takes real stories from Amazon workers and communicates those...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 81 days ago

In our modern world, convenience is king and Amazon wears the crown. One of the world’s largest companies, Amazon has taken over the world of e-commerce to become one of the big four technology companies along with Google, Facebook and Apple. But has this success benefited everyone? Fulfilment seeks to...

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FringeReview 82 days ago

If you are a consumer who buys online, you may find this show informative. But if you buy from Amazon you may think more about what happens when you click your mouse and order a product. A team of five actors narrate, manipulate Robox, an interesting looking puppet and play...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

Though the term ‘fulfilment centre’ might paint a different picture, Amazon’s goods are dispatched from huge warehouses staffed by workers on zero-hour contracts. Union membership is discouraged. Toilet breaks are considered TOT – Time Off Task – so employees avoid drinking water. Fear of dismissal for unmet targets is constant....

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The Student Newspaper (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

Fulfilment is thought-provoking in concept. It is successful in its conviction of consumerism, drawing back the curtain to reveal what is behind those “cardboard packages of happiness” that arrive on our doorsteps with just one click.

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Exeunt 93 days ago

‘Every generation wants their own version of freedom fighters,’ wrote Conservative MP Liz Truss last year, in an attempt to win over this country’s youth by writing an article in the, err, Telegraph. ‘This generation are Uber-riding, Airbnb-ing, Deliveroo-eating freedom fighters. And to turbocharge our future we need to champion...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

In this part-documentary interactive piece, theatre company SharkLegs scrutinize Amazon and how they treat their staff. ...

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A Younger Theatre (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

A family of black plastic totes litter the stage, their red mouths garish against the Underbelly stage. Three actors (Claire Parry, Phoebe Hyder, Roman Cullen) wrench at the teeth of a crate, pulling a puppet from inside. Meet Robox, our “personal fulfilment device”. Its body and extremities are made largely...

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The List (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

An angry slam on the working practices of internet giant Amazon...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

A simple concept that demonstrates its point very well, Fulfilment poses questions about morality and greed while taking aim at one of the world’s biggest retailers.The play is based on the stories of Amaz...

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