Limbo: The Twelve

Musicals and Opera (new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    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


After a lifetime of battling addiction, Tess Butler is dead. Well, almost. Now, her fate lies with a jury of 12 people from her past. During her life Tess lied and broke her promises, but she was also courageous, compassionate and kind. The Twelve fight, plead and argue with each other until only one question remains: how many chances do we get? Co-commissioned by the American Music Theatre Project and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, critically acclaimed writing team Casey Kendall and Jonathan Bauerfeld return to the Fringe with this moving ensemble driven musical.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Other Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 2nd floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Dave Wilson 95 days ago

Excellent twist on the jury room motif. Great characters, brilliant singing. Heart warming despite the deadly serious content. I can see this doing well on The West End.

B Turner 101 days ago

Saw this show on the recommendation of a friend and was incredibly pleased by the quality of this new writing! Whilst a little bit rough around the edges, the majority of this show is executed marvellously with strong vocal and spoken performances all-round. Thoroughly enjoyed - a should-see!

Paul Perez 103 days ago

I had a chance to see this musical today and came away impressed with the story and music and cast. It was a gripping tale with just lovely music that played well to the heartstrings of the audience. The cast was superb and really poured themselves into the material, no false notes. This was a wonderful piece of theatre and delivers on the quality you would expect from RCS. Best wishes on a great run!

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Musical Theatre Review (4/5 stars) 79 days ago

The crafting of the plot gave me some fun dramatic surprises, and the staging flowed seamlessly

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The Awkward Corner (4.5/5 stars) 80 days ago

It has humour, pain, catchy tunes and the energy of young, talented performers. Sure, there are moments where it isn’t completely pitch perfect, and maybe the nerves of these young performers still have an impact, but there is such abundant potential in the room, in all of the performers and in the show itself.

Highly recommended, and well worth the walk up two flights of stairs at Patter Hoose.

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

Limbo: The Twelve is the second musical from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Northwestern University.It’s a gritty, powerful piece. Tess Butler (Sarah Olive-McStay) is found on the streets dying from a drug overdose. Twelve people are gathered together to decide whether or not they should intervene in her death...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 91 days ago

Limbo: The Twelve is one of the latest pair of musicals from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, allowing a group of talented young performes the opportunity to perform an original musical, creating their own characters rather than reinterpreting existing ones. In Limbo: The Twelve, the more mature of this year's...

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ScotsGay (5/5 stars) 96 days ago

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The American Music Theatre project present the 2nd of the Limbo series of platform musicals with this honest, challenging and deeply emotional musical that delves into the power of a mother’s love and humanities worst trait of judging a person without ever really knowing...

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