The Intervention

Theatre (comedy, drama)

  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Billiard Room
  • 15:00
  • Aug 18-29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Gilded Balloon and Watch This Space Productions presents
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed 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 2 years


It's been two years since Finn quit his job, came off social media and disappeared. His best friend Ally is beginning to fear the worst when chance suddenly reunites them. Ally has questions. The only problem is, Finn just might answer them. A new black comedy by Keir McAllister, award-winning writer of The Bench, and starring Gus Lymburn (BBC Scotland's Comedy Underground) and Ray Bradshaw (John Bishop Tour Support 2022). Praise for The Bench: 'A brilliant job of subverting expectations... a series of very funny twists' **** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Please be aware this venue can only be accessed by stairs. Once inside there is lift access to Basement level and then 12 steps up to venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 16 August, 23 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: House lights will be dimmed rather than turned off. Sound effects will also be adjusted. An announcement will be made before the production to make audience members aware that the production contains strong language and difficult themes. The audience will be able to exit and enter during the performance and if they need to move around the space that will be supported. A handout will be given before the show to introduce the characters – there is no interaction with the audience from performers.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer

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

This show has chosen to opt out of audience reviews.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 38 days ago

Lymburm and Mutch play their roles to perfection

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

A plot with twists and turns, revelations and discoveries that keeps the attention and the intrigue going until the very end.

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Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

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Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.