A Non-Emergency

Theatre (comedy, contemporary)

  • 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


Two ambulance care assistants, five extraordinary patients, a rickety ambulance plus minimal training add up to one lively dramatic journey! This dark comedy reveals what actually takes place in the back of non-emergency ambulances. After two very difficult years, it's time to showcase the strength of our elderly population and our healthcare workers. But have no fear, this play is filled with laughter and companionship. Shortlisted for this year's LET Fringe Award, Baloney Theatre Company are returning to Edinburgh with this new show. Previous work includes: The Cat's the Thing and Same Old, Same Oldies.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Up a ramp into the building then level access into the theatre.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Liv Morris 32 days ago

such a wonderful show - so worth waking up early to get there! Laugh out loud yet also poignant and moving. A perfect example of using theatre for activism because of the autobiographical tone reminding us of the reality behind of NHS workers. All the actors smashed it! CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH

Thomas Warriner 33 days ago

A heartwarming hilarious ode to the NHS. Brilliant acting chops on full display, especially the 'patient' multirole-ing. This play was inviting, important and actually quite informative, not to mention very very funny. Would recommend to anyone.

Cristina Jerney 33 days ago

A wonderfully funny and touching show - heart wrenching at times but full of hope. SUPERBLY talented cast. Would watch it on repeat if I could!

Rosie Evans 35 days ago

This show is beautiful and hilarious (and heartbreaking at points) in the most eye-opening way. The stories from Marissa’s time as an ACA are woven together in a way that engages the audience, making them root deeply for the characters introduced to them. This has everything that you want to see in a Fringe show and more - powerful writing with a poignant message and an excellent cast.

Tabby Morgan 35 days ago

Such a gem. Heartfelt, hilarious and eye opening. I felt there was such a community fostered in the space through laughter and the shows format. This is a much watch, especially in our current climate. Brilliant.

Jane Jamieson 36 days ago

I loved this show! I laughed, I cried! It was the best way to start a day at the Fringe. It was human, heart warming, and huge appeal. This show is going to tour and deserves to. It makes me grateful to have an NHS. The unsung heroes. See the show, you won't regret it.

Marnie Yule 36 days ago

The best possible way to start your day at the fringe! Another incredible show from this writer, heartfelt yet genuine, hilarious and meaningful. A vital insight from the perspective of those working in healthcare during the pandemic with a healthy dose of whimsy and humanity. Can’t recommend enough!

Owen Perry 36 days ago

Beautiful and hilarious! My partner and I are both NHS nurses, this performance captured the joyful and emotional aspects of care work. Wonderful performance with strikingly real and relatable aspects, yet lighthearted and respectful!

Nicholas Sharvill 36 days ago

Best show we have seen . Please go. Original . Heart warming and real. Needs to go on nationwide tour as needs to be seen. Thank you for your work as an ASW and putting show on

Eleanor 37 days ago

Incredible show, DO NOT MISS THIS ! Amazing cast and writing, captivated me the entire time even at 10:15 am! Saw it on its first night and have recommended it to my friends who also loved it. So emotional and beautiful with a dash of wondrous theatre, go see it and if the actors read it, can you post the petition on here? I had to dash to next show but wish to sign it xo

Mark Reynolds 37 days ago

The best demonstration of humanity that I have seen at the fringe this year. A Non-Emergency highlights the diversity and brilliance of the elderly community in the UK and pays huge tribute to all NHS support workers. I cannot recommend this play highly enough, 10.15am in Edinburgh is spent in no better place. True, raw, realistic, poetic, beautiful theatre.

Gill Laws 38 days ago

This is a must see show. Funny, poignant and an insight into the vital work these under appreciated professionals do and the pressures under which they work

Jane Guy 38 days ago

Great show, very moving, urge everyone to see it and support a fine cause. Small but perfectly formed cast.

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