The Life Sporadic of Jess Wildgoose

Theatre (physical theatre, comedy)

  • 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


The creators of smash-hit The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much return with an electrifying new show. Martin Scorsese meets Wes Anderson meets Pixar in this nail-biting comic thriller. Jess Wildgoose fights to make her name on Wall Street, but her dreams seem unreachable in this dizzying world of ambition, illusion, and high-risk equity trading – until an Earth-shattering discovery threatens to turn her world upside down. With virtuosic physicality, and live music, this genre-defying cinematic adventure unnerves and astounds. 'Physical theatre at its most immaculate' **** (Scotsman, for 'The Man Who').

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. Lift access through Pleasance Bar — ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • 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

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Peter Mills 99 days ago

I was a big fan of this group last year so was eagerly looking forward to this new show. I was not disappointed as it contained all their trademark elements - wit, humour, narrative drive, invention, smart characterisations all wrapped up in sublime physical theatre. Although I didn’t quite get the ‘telephone conversation’, it was engrossing throughout. My favourite moments were the helicopter, underwater section and the frozen screen! These four performers (plus the excellent keyboard player) are on top of their game and this show comes highly recommended.

Oliver Bussell 101 days ago

Honestly the best show we’ve seen at Edinburgh, mindblowingly creative, hilariously funny, and brilliantly acted, this show would give physical theatre Gods like Complicité a run for their money. Go and see it, you owe it to yourself.

SB 103 days ago

The company worked hard on stage and gave 100% energy and commitment.But their naive attempt at picaresque failed. Having a female lead does not make for a feminist play - some very dubious plot decisions left a bad taste, they need to take more care, they have unwittingly signed up to a narrative that promotes misogyny and corporate greed and if they felt that they were doing the opposite they are sadly mistaken and should seek advice.

Hoyoung IM 104 days ago

Brilliant imagination and fun with a straight forward strong biographic narrative. I enjoyed the most, that the performers truly being alive on the stage. I had a 'stage-crush' on them. Don't miss this piece!

Olivia Smith 105 days ago

Can't fault the efforts of the cast - clearly committed to physical theatre and worked hard throughout the performance.
The plot here is the problem. I felt like the play was trying to do a take on The Big Short but fell flat. Misogynistic undertones, jokes that did not work and a story that the audience just couldn't possibly get behind.
I couldn't enjoy the physical theatre the cast had worked so hard on because of the poorly chosen plot.

TG 109 days ago

This group is fantastic !

Saw their other show and so had high expectations for this one - and it delivered !

Fun, impressive, enjoyable.

They run around like crazy performing incredible physical theater and then make it look like they are composed and collected and delivering quiet lines.

Superb performance and hope they return next year with more new stuff !

Andrew Smart 109 days ago

Went following visit to sister show ("Knew too much") & wasn't disappointed. Totally recommended.

Only challenge was that it was sometimes difficult to hear as soundtrack downed out the cast.

Fiona McIntosh 111 days ago

Really entertaining and cleverly constructed. Worth a watch...

William (Billy) Weems 111 days ago

Great job! Loved it.

Tristan Selvage 113 days ago

A fantastic piece of imaginative and fluid physical theatre, with a nuanced, incisive narrative which balances subtlety with emotive setpieces and strong characterisation.

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

A fast-moving cautionary tale of ambition and deception, moulded with mesmerising visuals.

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ArtsHub 103 days ago

A Spectacle of Herself is entertaining and thought-provoking – and Murphy is a phenomenon.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

Jess Wildgoose is a successful second outing for Voloz Collective

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