Theatre (comedy, drama)

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  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Bevan Theatre
  • 13:30
  • Aug 28
  • 40 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Nottingham New Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Covid safety measures. Contains distressing themes, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • 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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Within the confines of a messy kitchen, six students grapple with the modern struggles of youth. Overwhelmed by debt, perplexed by romance, suffocated by chaos – for each student, life is an experiment, in which conflict is inevitable. Welcome to the Madhouse...

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp to reception area, building lift to first floor, level access to space
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

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  • 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

Conor Quinn 22 days ago

A complete joy from start to finish. Light, funny and compelling, Madhouse will leave a lasting impression on you.

Alice Walker 23 days ago

This show was wonderful! It was so funny and raw and I would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for something to watch up in Edinburgh. Every character was brilliantly written, directed, and acted! Such a special show

Jonny Flint 25 days ago

Relatable. Hilarious. Felt like a fly on the wall. Would see again; 100% recommend.

Ruby Winter 25 days ago

5 stars!!
A must see - Lisa is particularly good but the whole cast work well together so well. The writer/director and producer are so talented.

Ellie Pogrund 25 days ago

Fantastic show. Hilarious, serious, relatable. A must see. Couldn’t recommend enough!!!

Luke Gallagher 25 days ago

A right laugh from start to finish!

Jarrod Makin 28 days ago

At times the plot felt a little bit like painting by numbers, but still carried well by the capable cast. It could be compared to the sitcom Fresh meat, offering an irreverent look at student life. Stand-out performances from Lisa and the leading lady.
4 stars out of 5

Maurice Woolf 28 days ago

Brilliant! Funny, sharp, pacey, poignant. Watch out for Lisa, the evil genius.

Anna Hunt 28 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this original show! Excellent script & performances. Anyone who has ever house shared will definitely identify with many of the scenarios. Very funny but also some poignant moments. Can’t wait to see the next show from this talented author, cast & crew.

Rebecca Naughton 30 days ago

Captured uni life well with lots of relatable jokes and uni-isms.

The acting was great, Lisa and the leading lady were remarkably hilarious.

My favourite show at fringe thus far

Nick B. 31 days ago

Great show. Sums up student life in a funny, interesting 40 minutes. Would recommend!!

Martin burroughs 32 days ago

This seems to have gone under the radar a bit, which is a shame because it's a cracking, funny piece, that (as much as I'm generations too old) I'm sure from the audience reaction reflects student life these days.
Lots of laughs, and all the characters are given the chance to shine in their own distinct identities, which they do-and it does feel like they all know each other well (though I hope they aren't all playing themselves!) There's a strong, believable plot running through, decent writing.
Yeah, give it a watch, don't think you'll regret it.

Sarah H. Tapman 32 days ago

Went to see it today and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. A lovely laugh at lunchtime and just a general feel good with some poignant moments too. Congrats to the show!

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The Indiependent (4/5 stars) 21 days ago

a joy to watch

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Theatre, Films and Art Reviews (4/5 stars) 22 days ago

a fun and light-hearted performance

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The Play's Thing UK 25 days ago

Madhouse is a show not to miss.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 28 days ago

It could be argued that student living provides more of an education than an actual university course. The compromises required to maintain a liveable harmony is surely more stressful than any exam could ever be, but it’s also a lot of fun. The opening of M Craig’s Madhouse reminds us of the fun of communal living which inevitably begins (and sometimes ends) with alcohol.

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