Never Let Go: An Unauthorized Retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic

Theatre (lgbt, comedy)

  • 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 18 months

Description

Never Let Go is a thrilling, hilarious one-man show the New York Times calls 'a feat of ingenuity'. Watch Michael Kinnan pack the three-and-a-half-hour epic into just one hour, with a surprisingly subversive punch given the source is a 90s blockbuster rom-dram. Kinnan plays all the roles – yes, all of them. As told by Rose, the play takes you on an intimate journey into the fateful romance that is shadowed by one of the most devastating man-made disasters in history – the sinking of the Titanic.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Lift access through the glass box into the main studio area. If not taking the lift there are 12 steps down into the performance space. There is level access via Windmill Lane off of Buccleuch Place.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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.

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Troy Baines 31 days ago

Honestly best thing I've seen at Fringe this here. AMAZING!

Isabel Mitchell 31 days ago

An astonishing performance. Every element and detail of the show was delicious - the best thing I saw at the Fringe this year.

*****

Constance OConor 31 days ago

Absolutely brilliant show. The highlight of my Fringe. Funny and moving and whip smart. I wish I could watch it again immediately.

Lotte Jones 31 days ago

Quite possibly the best hour of my life.

This show is heartfelt, clever and very funny - but it’s also impressively acted. I laughed, cried and sang my heart out to Celine Dion.

The highlight of my Fringe *****

Ewan Pringle 31 days ago

Only got to go to the Fringe on the last day and thank god this show was running. This was an incredible experience: funny, emotional, genius.

Will definitely see Michael when he returns next year, what a brilliant performer.

***** show

Katy Berry 39 days ago

Best of the Fringe for me. Michael is a brilliant, beautiful, sparkling chameleon. His physicality is genius, and he perfectly balances laughter with earnest, heartfelt acting. I CRIED, okay? Go and let your inner 13-year old girl OUT. She needs this. YOU need this. *****

HD 43 days ago

Do yourself a favor and go see this production. I’m truly just baffled by how one person could manage to capture the nuanced mannerisms of each character to where you can not only differentiate easily between said characters, but truly feel transported into the film. This production captures and successfully condenses the entirety of the film in a way that flows beautifully and never feels lacking or clunky. Truly a creative and mesmerizing performance from start to finish, and not one to miss out on!!

Laura Terrell 43 days ago

Took my titanic fan son to see this and it was exactly as good as others have written. I would add that Michael’s impressions were the true mastery. Particularly Leo DC and Billy Zane. The vocal tone, accent and nuance of each were completely identical. Extraordinary. He was also kind enough to spend a moment or two at the end chatting to my son and signing autographs. If you love titanic (and even if you don’t) this is clever retelling and totally worth seeing.

C. A. G 44 days ago

Highly recommend. Hilarious but loving homage to the film!

Gary Preston 44 days ago

Laugh out loud and incredibly heartwarming. Michael Kinnan is so amazingly talented. An absolute must see!!

Jason Slavick 46 days ago

Just utterly beautiful. Don't be fooled by the comedy and drag. Yes it's funny. But it's sincere and moving also. Michael is totally committed. He is an elegant and sensitive performer - and he's funny. Not to be missed!

Emma Wilkes 48 days ago

Oh my word!
Exquisitely executed!! The precision of the business, timed with sound, lights, smoke….utterly masterful in itself. But the seamless switch between characters, conjured so clearly with such differentiation of energy, physicality and vocal qualities, as well as accents.
I urge anyone to catch this while there is still chance! My family are up next week - so I’m telling them to see it too, they’ll LOVE it!!!!!
Congratulations on a superb piece of work

Chris 49 days ago

A mesmerising performance, brilliantly acted and a very inventive use of props and costumes to re-create this iconic film with a hilarious spin. Go and see if you can!

Maria Pensabene 49 days ago

Hands down one of the best hours of my life. I was laughing so hard I was crying through half the show. Iconic performance. This man deserves all 11 Oscars from the original film.

Ciara 50 days ago

10/10, would recommend!

Fringe Fan 51 days ago

This is what the fringe is all about - it's a show with a lot of heart - clearly a labour of love. One artist genuinely recreates a £200 Million film, in a really engaging and entertaining way. A performance not to be missed.

Naomi Aylard 51 days ago

Both a love letter to the film as well as satirical parody, this show was hilarious and poignant. Thank you!

Tallon Sculthorpe 51 days ago

Absolutely magical! Queer chaos from start to finish! All the most iconic lines, accents and character mannerisms are there! Michael was AMAZING! Never thought I'd laugh so much through a tragedy! GO SEE THIS!

Nic & Scarlett 51 days ago

We bloody loved this. So, so good. What a talented performer using minimal props and music to great effect to support brilliant acting and fab comedy timing.

Cath Thompson 52 days ago

We had a really fun time at this show. If you think Titanic was a piece of nonsense, you'll love the show, if it's your favourite film, you'll also love it! The performance is obviously coming from a place of love ❤ Highly recommended

Joe Hall 52 days ago

How does one person re-enact titanic… like this! All the voices, all the characters, and better than the original. Will be laughing for the rest of the day


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