Ideology and Hair Gel

Theatre (new writing, political)

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  • Paradise in Augustines - The Studio
  • 14:45
  • Aug 19-25
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Waspish Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing, Adult scenes that may be triggering to those with mental illness, References to suicide, Explicit language. The production will also feature lighting that may effect epileptic or photo sensitive viewers
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing not needed
    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
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1983, a boarding school in the German Democratic Republic. Elvi, abandoned by her parents, finds comfort in her relationship with her teacher, Thomas. But how can she care for her younger brother when all he wants is to run away? What will happen if her best friend’s illegal activities are discovered? And who are the mysterious figures that visit Thomas at night? With live music, shadow puppetry, raving punks and enigmatic figures lurking in every corner, Ideology and Hair Gel looks at what it is to be young and free where freedom isn’t an option.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: The audience enter from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps to enter the building. A temporary ramp is also available. The Studio is located downstairs, via a single width staircase. A lift is also available. The audience enter in the middle of the auditorium. There is a single row with level access, with further seating accessed via a raked centre aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform 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

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

Dates, Times and Prices