Heroin to Hero

Theatre (drama, new writing)

  • Army @ The Fringe - Drill Hall
  • 19:15
  • Aug 9-14, 16-21, 23-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Ameena Hamid Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Nudity, Strong language/swearing, Covid safety measures, Hand sanitiser, one way system, masks available, 1.5m distance from front row, full ventilation, seat clean between each show and full clean on open and close.
  • Accessibility:
    Captioning
    Audio Described
    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 18 months
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

The one-man show based on the true and unbelievable story of Paul Boggie who went from heroin addict to guarding the Queen at Buckingham palace. On death’s door from a heroin addiction, failed by the system designed to keep him there for profit, Paul needed to free himself from his doomed future. This show is a roller-coaster ride of hard-to-believe coincidences and heartache that led Paul to guarding the Queen! Thrown into an intoxicating visceral world that will leave you questioning your beliefs, you will see Paul’s life choices open up endless possibilities.

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Audio Described
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Audiences will be checked in at street level before making their way down a flight of stairs to our courtyard waiting area. From here, there is level access to the Drill Hall space. Exit is via another flight of stairs leading from the building to the pavement. Regrettably our stairlift has broken at the last minute and will not be fixed in August. Access to our Drill Hall is via a flight of stairs down to our courtyard and exit is via a further flight of stairs back up to pavement level. For customers with access requirements, the only access to the Drill Hall in 2021 will be via an assisted mobility chair. This will involve a team of soldiers assisting customers down to the basement level of our venue. For wheelchair users, this will require moving or being assisted from a wheelchair to the mobility chair in order to reach the basement level. Use of the mobility chair will involve some close contact with our front of house team, who will be masked at all times. We apologise for any inconvenience cause and are happy to discuss requirements via [email protected]
  • 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.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Signed performances

  • Dates: 20 August, 24 August
  • Interpreter: Nicolle Murdoch - Stage Left
  • 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.

Audio described performances

  • Dates: 17 August, 27 August
  • Type: Unit with headset
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.
  • More about this show: Listen to audio flyer

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 23 August, 24 August, 25 August, 26 August, 27 August, 28 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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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Dates, Times and Prices