The Gods, The Gods, The Gods

Theatre (music, immersive)

  • Assembly Rooms - Bijou
  • 20:30
  • Aug 18-22, 24-27
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Wright & Grainger in association with Hartstone-Kitney Productions (HKP)
  • Warnings and additional info: Please note this show is standing only. WC patrons please check with FOH for advice on best view. Audience participation, Involves walking, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing.
  • Accessibility:
    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 18 months


Four stories; 14 tracks. A show full of big beats, soaring melodies and heart-stopping spoken word. Wright & Grainger, the creators of international smash-hit shows Orpheus and Eurydice, call us to the crossroads where mythology meets real life. The Gods are gathering, and you're invited. 'One of the great highlights of a decade of Fringe' ***** ( 'This is immediate interactive theatre at its best' ( 'Captivating, electrifying and brings the house down' ( Previous awards: Best Theatre (Adelaide Fringe). Best in Fringe (Dunedin Fringe). Best Theatre Weekly (Fringe World). Best Music (Sydney Fringe).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramped access
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Albert Lin 20 days ago

A combination of concert and spoken word performances. A moving and deepfelt celebration of secular humanism (or our internal god or atheism or- there were a lot of divided opinions) and the power of people to forge their own paths and create deep relationships with each other, whether they are friends, lovers, or strangers.

There is also a beautiful section ruminating on loss. Some of our group found the focus on faith/organized religion uncomfortable or found the experience heavy-handed to activate the audience while some found that delightful and uplifting. Experience of the group ranged from a 3 star and 5 star. 5/5 stars for me!

Bitsy Pout 32 days ago

This was really special - and NOTHING like what I expected. Very talented people holding you through music. Excellent lighting and use of staging. Truly immersive and thougt-provoking.

Melissa B 35 days ago

Loved, LOVED this show!

Genuinely had no idea what I was in for and I'm delighted I wound up there. I loved the music. I loved the stories. I loved the whole vibe. Can't wait for the recording to be released.

It was the first time I can remember going to a show and immediately thinking I wanted the album to listen to it again while watching.

Brilliant! An absolute delight.

Emma 37 days ago

Is it possible to write a show using fortune cookies and self-help books from a discount bin? The answer of course is yes, but should you? I mean really, should you?

Don’t get me wrong the music is excellent but perversely that only makes the experience worse. It tricks you into listening to the banal and facile lyrics which amount to nothing more than “live, laugh, love” and yet are even more hackneyed than the original. In there somewhere there are supposed to be 4 stories but I honestly have no clue what they were. I’d tune in to the lyrics but only ever heard motivational self-help babble.

Many people do enjoy this show but I think there are 2 key requirements:

1. You have to know how to dance. I do not. I also do not know how to tread water. This is only relevant because people who care about me have informed me that in both cases I look like I might drown. For this show it meant I was quickly shunned and cast out to a lonely wander on the outside where I missed what went on. For me therefore it was not gig theatre it was just a gig taking place over there somewhere.

2. For the love of god (or perhaps the gods) do not listen to the lyrics. No perspective on life could summon less insight and it will ruin what is actually some good music.

Alex McKay 37 days ago

EXCEPTIONAL! This is a can’t-miss show.

Stuart Kerr 38 days ago

Beat of Fringe!!
A truly outstanding experience and one you absolutely need to go through to complete your Fringe. Phenomenal music and the best energy we’ve seen on any show of anything we’ve seen this week. Absolutely do not miss this show!!

Brian 44 days ago

12th August.

Exquisite uplifting gig theatre.

Go! Dance! Enjoy!

And thanks to Meg for that moment.

Ginger 48 days ago

This is a concert and dance party. The music is good and they wrote all original songs for.

Martin burroughs 48 days ago

Very much gig theatre, and pretty close to a concept album. Vibrant and lovely, with a story running through. Felt like a very connecting experience with the audience. Great way to finish the evening.

Loved Megan's (?) delivery as well, very Kae Tempest which is fine by me.

Fulvio Spagnul 52 days ago

I went to this show with my partner on their opening night, Aug 4.
It's an uplifting mix of songs and spoken word in a surprising venue. Gods and people feature equally in the clever, captivating lyrics. We danced and shuffled and left the venue feeling much better than when we entered.
Definitely an unusual and much appreciated show!

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