Theatre (drama, lgbtq+)

  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Wee Room
  • 14:00
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: A Fairly Lucid Production
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing, Strobe, Haze
  • 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


Life is swell, until Corey finds himself by his son's hospital bed, the victim of a brutal attack. Everything he knows is washed away. Some secrets aren't meant to stay buried. Some histories are bound to be repeated. Blending live music (Simone Seales) and storytelling (Ben Noble), MEMBER delves into the gay hate-crime epidemic that blighted Australia's coastline for three decades in an unflinching look into a piece of LGBTQ+ history that we can't afford to forget. 'Staggeringly brilliant. Top 10 show of the year' ***** ( 'Provocative and powerful' ***** (

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: The building is accessed by 8 steps or an external wheelchair lift, once inside there is level access to this space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    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

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

Veteran Fringe addict 35 days ago

At times very uncomfortable viewing but a piece based on try events that needs to be told and understood. Outstanding acting with a great musical accompaniment. You may not 'enjoy' this but it is utterly absorbing and you will think about it for a long time afterwards.

Michela Farrugia 45 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal. Incredible performances and storytelling. Simple yet very effective. Beautiful stagecraft. Heartbreaking realities - does not shy away from the cold hard facts. Cannot recommend this more.

Debbie 46 days ago

This moving show was one of my favourites over a week at this year's Fringe. Beautifully written and acted, with cello accompaniment and some unexpected twists. It's inspired by some shocking homophobic hate crimes committed in Sydney in the 80s, something as a Brit I previously knew nothing about. I mulled the performance over a lot afterwards and could see this story making a good film.

Robin Bold 51 days ago

This is a moving piece of history, which exposes the hatred some people had/have-today of lgbtq+ people. The final scenes will make you think hard, and long about just what a corrupt influence on society hatred of "Others," within your own neighbourhood, city, country, nation has become... which resonates wherever intolerance is fostered in politics, political parties, and the rest of us all. We can be Family, but are we really accepting of our Queers? No doubt this review will be censored, it should not be!

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Theatre, Films and Art Reviews (5/5 stars) 26 days ago

A work of art and perfection

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 37 days ago

MEMBER is transportive, devastating. It tackles a horrific phenomenon with elegance and sensitivity, and is to be highly recommended

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The Reviews Hub (5/5 stars) 38 days ago

a play that is sometimes harrowing but always compelling

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Fest (3/5 stars) 46 days ago

MEMBER weaves a gripping tale of brutality and brokenness

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Theatre Travels 47 days ago

If you love serious drama and great performance, then add “Member” to your calendar!

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Brig Newspaper (5/5 stars) 47 days ago

An exceptional monologue, delivered with skill and maturity

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