head/lining

Theatre (music, spoken word)

  • theSpace @ Symposium Hall - Annexe
  • 22:15
  • Aug 18-27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Knuckledown
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Scenes of violence, 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

Description

A profound, thrilling mix of music and storytelling, head/lining is a lyrical deep dive inside the mind of a working-class white lad coming to terms with his life so far; from noxious upbringing to alcoholism and homelessness. Finding absolution in words and poetry, writer/performer Charlie Heptinstall’s spoken-word/indie-rock gig confronts an individual’s battle with identity and mental health, combined with Britain’s ever-growing prejudicial obsession with class. After a sell-out run at The Pleasance, OffComm award-winning head/lining (directed by Matt Strachan) has been described as punchy and fast-paced, offering audiences an insight into the harsh and angry struggles that go unspoken.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 1
    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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  • Is a wheelchair user
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Neil Dickins 32 days ago

Courageous, honest, thought provoking, eye opening, entertaining. One of the Fringe highlights for me and will stay with me longest. Strongly recommend.

Alex Paterson 43 days ago

One of the highlights of the festival for me, clear talent on display, a show that will stick with me for a while - a must see

Michael Stone 47 days ago

There is a major new talent here. Storytelling of high order. Charlie's presentation of vulnerability will stay with me for a long time. I found it deeply moving, as well as musically and lyrically impressive.

Alice Corni 50 days ago

Great actors, grerat musicians, great writing. What do you want more?


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LondonTheatre1 (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

There’s never a dull moment in this unapologetically thrilling, full-throated and no holds barred rollercoaster ride.

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Theatre and Art Reviews (5/5 stars) 39 days ago

With strong themes of anger, mental health, violence, sexual assault and depression it’s a fringe performance you experience as well as watch. Don’t be put off though as it touches your heart and allows you into a world that’s normally hidden away just in case it “upsets”.

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