The Living Room

Comedy (theatre, clown)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Front Room
  • 21:20
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: DhaliDati
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+)Audiance participation, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility: 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


These Accountants of Death work tirelessly to record the death toll. The occupational hazards wear on these two clowns as they learn the meaning of life and death. An absurd and physical jaunt brimming with existential phone calls, impaired dancing and the love of a goldfish. The Living Room rides the very fine line between comedy and tragedy. Employing physical and absurdist theatre techniques, this show leaves the audience laughing and crying and thrust out into the night to ponder it all.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Venue is built on astroturf. Access via side entrance. Front of house will guide to separate entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Malcolm pye 32 days ago

Excellent dark humour comedy show by this zany pair hat keeps your interest throughout. Got to feel for the goldfish (haha) but comforted by the fact that none were harmed during the making of the show. Don't be put off by the shipping container venue, we only realised it was one upon exiting at Shanghai docks

David Lewis 33 days ago

If you enjoy a bit of morbid humour with a heavy dose of silly, this is the show for you. Be prepared to get involved. And fair warning, you will get wet.

Val Canning 36 days ago

This was a really unusual and brilliant show. The two actresses were dynamic ,hilarious and so talented. It was funny, absurd and completely engaging.

Max Snorman 40 days ago

This show is about death and it is WONDERFUL! I saw 15 comedy shows at The Fringe and this was easily one of the most enjoyable. EASILY. Thank you for making me laugh, think, feel, dream in your world. Two fantastic performers. Hilarious, absurd, so moving. Such a pleasure to be part of this family for an hour. Good luck with the rest of the run!

Daniel Bainbridge 43 days ago

A show that manages to make you laugh hysterically and tug on your heartstrings all at the same time. The best thing I saw at the Fringe this year. Flawless

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The List (4/5 stars) 30 days ago

Hilarity and poignancy merge in a clowning show about death...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 30 days ago

When entering The Living Room, you notice someone in a comically large hoop skirt, reading and reviewing calculator tape and making notches up on a chalk board. Then, suddenly, with a phone call, another member appears and the two get to work. The show stars Gemma Soldati and Amrita Dhaliwal,...

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Theatre Bubble (4/5 stars) 30 days ago

At the end of this hour of dancing, slapstick and waiting for the grim reaper, the Accountants reset the room for the next batch of The Living, and we head off into the night still talking to each other.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 31 days ago

A late addition to the Fringe programme (they aren't even in the paper catalogue), Amrita Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldati are chaotically controlled clowns with a satisfying oddity of an hour about life, death and goldfish. Here they play the Accountants of Death, totting up clog-poppers on a blackboard and eventually...

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

Expect mayhem, expect chaos, expect to find out how long you have left to live. Just don't expect to have a clue what to expect.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

What’s more mundane than death? What’s more absurd? In a slice of often brave, often very funny, and occasionally extremely poignant clowning, Amritha Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldati invite Fringe audiences to consider all of these aspects of that fate that none can escape in their show The Living Room.That’s right,...

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