Is This a Dagger?

Children's Shows (theatre, storytelling)

  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 18 months
The socially distanced perfomance of this show will take place on Sunday 14th August.
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By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes. Andy Cannon returns to the Netherbow stage to tell Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again. 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying first-class theatre for everyone over eight' **** (Herald). 'Strikingly heartfelt and intelligent… immensely classy stuff' **** (Scotsman). 'Inventive and clever' ***** (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There is level access into the Centre from the John Knox House entrance. If entering using the main SSC entrance there are 9 steps up. Once inside there is a lift that can take customers down to the -1 floor which is the top of the raked seating. If not it is 16 steps down to the top of the raked seating.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building 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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 14 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Is this a Dagger? is a one-man performance by Andy Cannon; he is very experienced in delivering relaxed performances. He introduces the piece and encourages the audience themselves to decide the soundtrack levels and how intense the lighting effects should be, giving them autonomy over the experience. He is also happy to have latecomers up to 5 mins and is fine with readmittance. The relaxed performance will also be sold at limited capacity to allow social distancing/ease of movement for audiences.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • 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

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

Charlotte Bailey about 5 hours ago

Wow! This one Man show complete with incredible acting opens up your imagination to see in front of you not a man in a cloak and sunglasses but an evil witch. I would recommend that this show is not for the faint hearted!!

Kevin M 11 days ago

What a thrilling hour I spent with my 9yo daughter in the company of a top storyteller - Andy Cannon.
He had us in the palm of his hands the whole time. We went from laugh out loud to hiding behind our hands as Andy told the story of MacBeth in his own wonderful style.
It can be a gory tale, and to his credit, Andy didn't back away from the more gruesome parts, but he presented it so skilfully and with charm, humour and drama - we were totally transfixed. A really wonderful experience, my daughter loves a story. Her review as the curtain came down: "Dad - he really was a great story teller!". No finer praise than that.

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Dates, Times and Prices