I'm OKayfabe

Comedy (theatre)

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  • Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre - Just the Sanctum
  • 22:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Fake Heat
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.

Description

Kayfabe: a pro wrestling term that refers to the act of blending characters and reality, which is sometimes how it feels to be a woman. In I'm OKayfabe, two failing humans smash the lights out of each other, trying to pin down what it is to be a woman in a brilliantly crafted hour of silly, dumb fun with an exceptionally smart narrative. Come along for a night of slams, power bombs and DDTs, guest comedian commentators and the most remarkable shooting star press ever to have been performed by a baby.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: accessible by a small ramp for a single small step
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary 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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How and when to make an access booking

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Katie Chabriere 115 days ago

If you want to see something bold and really very different this fringe go to this show, if you like astounding choreography, seeing female stereotypes laid bare, grieved for and then smashed open, see this, if you like belly laughs, see this, if you want to see genuine wrestling moves, see this......it's pure entertainment and the actors put their hearts and souls into it (and real live bruises) but you also get a real feel that making this show is like therapy for them.....and any other person who has had enough of negative female stereotyping and the way it softly bumbles by unchallenged. If you don't come out feeling empowered you'll come out feeling entertained.

Michelle L 122 days ago

Well thought out piece of social commentary about all the difficulties of being a woman in this world played out in three realistic wrestling bouts. Good fun, high energy with thoughtful messages. You don’t need to be a wrestling fan to enjoy it just boo and cheer when required. Go see.

Christopher Stewart 122 days ago

One of the most original shows at The Fringe 2019. Side-splitting laughs, heart-breaking social commentary, pulse-pounding wrestling action. Going to see "I'm OKayfabe" is an unforgettable event. 10/10

max tyler 125 days ago

Absolutely kickass show! Super impressive real wrestling. Really funny characters. I’m a wrestling fan and I loved it, as did the wrestling newbs I was with! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ashley Shiers 127 days ago

This is an hilarious enjoyable show that really gets the audience involved in the fun, with some poignant points made along the way. You don't have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy this show


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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 124 days ago

Ignore the terrible title (apparently ‘kayfabe’ is a wrestling term) – this is a gem. It’s about wrestling, to an extent, but also about women and what forms society permits them to take. Joey Timmins and Janina Smith star as our wrestlers, embodying a host of female stereotypes such as...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 125 days ago

The head of professional wrestling promoters NXT, Paul Levesque, is famous for his idea that in wrestling, there are three layers of storytelling: The action in the ring, the story of the performers in their personal life and the complex mire of the interaction of the two. That third Layer,...

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