Theatre (solo show, international)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Three
  • 11:35
  • Aug 2-15, 17-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: South Africa
  • Group: Sophie Joans – Spark in the Dark
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


Île, by award-winning writer/actor/comedian Sophie Joans, from Cape Town, South Africa, takes you on a fast and funny excavation of her maternal roots on the island, Mauritius. This coming-of-age story follows an 18-year-old girl who returns to the volcanic island to connect with her extended family (and escape her mother). Things get heated as she uncovers strange characters and realises that beneath paradise, a volcano is still waiting to erupt. Directed by Rob van Vuuren, AKA viral sensation NamasteBae. Winner of Gold at SA’s National Arts Festival. You absolutely cannot miss Île in its international debut!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a driveway from the main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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