The Grand Old Opera House Hotel

Theatre (music, new writing)

  • Traverse Theatre - Traverse 1
  • 22:00
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Traverse Theatre Company with Dundee Rep Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Signed Performance
    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


When shy Aaron joins the hotel's ramshackle team, he encounters volatile guests, inept management and even rumours of singing ghosts stalking the corridors. But through the madness, one voice rings out clear, capturing both his ears and heart – and Aaron chooses to go into battle with the hotel's magical chaos in order to find the person who owns it. This heart-filling ensemble comedy from Olivier Award-winner Isobel McArthur (Pride and Prejudice* sort of), directed by Gareth Nicholls (Ulster American), explores the power of art and beauty in seemingly hopeless circumstances.

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Traverse 1 has a steep rake so if you have any access requirements, there is level access into the building via lift. Duty Manager will show customers into the theatre to their seat/space. If not taking the lift there are 29 steep steps from the bar Bar to Stage Level of Traverse 1.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 11 August
  • Interpreter: Megan McArthur - Not Selected
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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

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Across The Arts (4/5 stars) 26 days ago

The funniest, heartfelt winner of this festival season.

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 31 days ago

With a production crew onside with an excellent split-level set, creative and tight direction, which ensures the pace is pitched just right, this is an excellent piece of theatre.

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Fringe Review 32 days ago

An absolute blast.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (4/5 stars) 32 days ago

A wonderfully written fusion of farce and opera

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Musical Theatre Review (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

North West End UK (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

A technical Tour De Force, and certainly the most lavish production by the Traverse at this year’s Fringe, with a knock-out set and costumes by Ana Ines Jabares-Pita .

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 37 days ago


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UK Theatre Network (5/5 stars) 43 days ago

Obviously, when McArthur played Wendy she was liberally sprinkled with Tinkerbell’s magic dust, and it’s still working.

Read the full review (5/5 stars) 43 days ago

This Traverse Theatre production in partnership with Dundee Rep, superbly directed by Gareth Nicholls, is an absolute delight, and one not to be missed!

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The Telegraph (3/5 stars) 44 days ago

Bags of charm.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

An ambitious and buoyant love story set to the tunes of classic opera.

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Bouquets & Brickbats (5/5 stars) 45 days ago

If you’re looking for something you’ll remember long after the final curtain, you’ve come to the right place.

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