Theatre (performance art)

  • Summerhall - Main Hall
  • 14:45
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Group: Sunday's Child in association with Fishamble: The New Play Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Nudity, Scenes of a sexual nature
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
    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


Triple Fringe First and Olivier winning Fishamble, in association with Fringe First winning Sunday's Child, return to Summerhall with the 2019 hit show Mustard by Eva O'Connor. A darkly comic play about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism. When the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, leaves E, she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France. Winner: Scotsman Fringe First 2019. **** (Scotsman). ***** (Edinburgh Festival Magazine). **** (TheWeeReview). **** (

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Once in to the courtyard, follow the signs up the access ramp, around the front of the bar and into the main reception. Down the corridor on your right hand side is the lift on your right hand side. Take this to the first floor, then take a left through the double doors. The Main Hall is on your right.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 19 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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

Albert Lin 23 days ago

Really creative take on relationships, mental illness, and society's reactions to it. The use of mustard was provocative. 5/5

James Gordon 33 days ago

A compelling solo show. The first half is almost performance poetry; the second is performance art. A vivid script, full of arresting images and some striking rhymes, beautifully delivered.

What she does later is weird, unforgettable and visibly painful, speaking of inward pain. To ask 'Why?' is superfluous - such behaviour is inherently irrational, probably both self-abuse and a means of coping - but the strength of the poetry makes me think something is missing, or there's something I'm missing. Is mustard in some sense her 'yellow jersey'? The ending, while more positive than I was expecting, is inconclusive and oddly lacking in reference to the central, title imagery.

Fiona McIntosh 38 days ago

You have got to see this show. One woman blows the fringe out the park with her acting. Thank you! A must see

Julia Stubbs 40 days ago

Glorious MUSTARD! I was dazzled by this superbly written, funny and moving solo show by the immensely talented Eva O'Connor when I first saw it in 2019 and was blown away again by its brilliance seeing for a second time at the fringe this year - do not miss it!!

ann marie fraser 50 days ago

Outstanding lyrical writing: thought provoking yet comic; full of direct comment as well as huge silences.
An absolutely stunning performance.
If you’re interested in the human condition, this is a must see.

David Fillis 52 days ago

A great show. Clever, well written and a terrific performance. It was both funny and moving. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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one4review (5/5 stars) 32 days ago

I can only urge everyone to rush and see this before the end of the festival – you won’t be disappointed.

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The Skinny (5/5 stars) 41 days ago

Mustard is a stunning piece of performance art about heartbreak and mental health

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