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  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A one-woman show by award-winning playwright and performer Eva O’Connor about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism. When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her in the pubic bone like a train. But when it ends she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France. E turns to her only friend, the yellow stuff. Strong and sure of its self Mustard warms her broken heart. But how healthy is the sting of it really?

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Upper Church – 27 steps from the lower church entrance – 5 steps down, then 51 steps up from the rear car park entrance
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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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

Rachael Caulton 124 days ago

Wow Evas writing mixed with her use of props was incredible. Could have watched her for longer a magical stage presence and powerful storyteller.

Mike Parsons 127 days ago

This was intense. Blimey. Some dark humour. Mesmirisingly disturbing. An excellent allegory. Incredible performance. Transfixing.

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Feminist Fringe (5/5 stars) 112 days ago

[W]hat strikes me the most about the show is the sheer storytelling talent of O’Connor. It felt like I could almost see the other people and places in the piece, with nothing other than her voice and physicality to portray them all. Speaking with fierce intensity, you can’t help but give her your full attention, hanging on to every word she says.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

In such a large space, you’d think a single performer could easily get lost – but with Eva O’Connor’s fiery and intense performance, you can’t help but stay fixated on her. Almost as if anger is constantly simmering under the surface, she tells a story of heartbreak and of her...

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An Organised Mess 120 days ago

Eva O’Connor has created something beautiful as the playwright and performer in this one-woman show. At a time when I contemplated whether my love of female monologues was waning, Mustard explodes. Reinvigorating a love of storytelling through playwrights who evoke the ability to sit in awe and in love with a character created.

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A Younger Theatre (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Eva O’Connor, whose Maz and Bricks played Edinburgh Fringe last year, is back in Summerhall with a scorching, honest and  brutally nuanced monologue, Mustard. ...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

Do you like mustard? The sting of its heat, the taste that borders on pain, that rush of sensation as the vapours hit your nose? This piquant solo play, from the much-admired Eva O’Connor, might make you think again: a study in mental vulnerability and defiant survival, it uses the...

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FringeReview 124 days ago

E is a fragile young woman, easily swept along in the currents of heady nights of clubland London, a delicious contrast to dowdy rural Ireland. Not even the excitement of her mum’s evangelic Wednesday church meetings fuelled with consecrated Ribena can encourage her to stay and off she skips across...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 125 days ago

Eva O’Connor has a fierce presence, as hot and fiery and burning as the mustard of her play. A one-woman show based around mustard is an intriguing prospect, and this one delivers just the pungent hit to wake...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 126 days ago

The man of her dreams has dropped her, again, and her mind’s gone to mustard. ...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 126 days ago

Eva O’Connor’s one-woman show about heart break and madness is crammed with life, wit and tragedy.O’Connor’s E has just been dumped by the man of her dreams. Her tiny frame enters stage, hurt, angry and jealous. Eva O’Conner precedes to produce a stand out solo performance of the Fringe. The...

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