Now. Here. This.

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, neurodiversity-led)

  • Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Forest Theatre
  • 16:10
  • Aug 25
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Blah Blah Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed 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


Join four friends weighed down by their past and frightened of their future as they take a trip around a natural history museum and explore the big bang, loving difficult parents, chocolate turtles, missed opportunities and the joy and privilege it is for us all to be alive right now, right here, doing this. Now. Here. This. is brought to you by Blah Blah Theatre, an all-female and neurodivergent-led technical and creative team of young people. We are so passionate about the music and message of this show and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Please enter the building via the car park entrance where there is a ramp access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 22 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area

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

Helen Abraham 34 days ago

A talented team brought Now. Here. This. to Edinburgh Fringe. The characters, their past experiences, their personal growth and their blossoming friendships were portrayed with such sincerity and attention to detail that the audience felt all their emotions along with them. The four-part harmonies were flawless and the musicians talented. The director's decision to include the musicians as characters and for the cast to inter-change with minor characters made the relationships within the musical feel shared and strong. A light dusting of humour and fantastic vocals made this an absolutely amazing show.

Jakob Creighton 36 days ago

I got to see the Wednesday evening matinee and the show was wonderful! The cast is very tight on their cues and in their music. It is a show that will make you cry and then ten seconds later will make you laugh.

Mark Reynolds 36 days ago

Seven very talented performers blew me away this afternoon. They have very bright futures ahead of them and this production has given me yet another reason to come back to fringe in the future.

Bryan Stoops 37 days ago

Can we all agree that sometimes, the musical can be a ridiculous format? Whether it's from paper thin plots padded with too many songs, or a show that seems completely lacking in awareness from all involved, bad musicals can quickly turn absolutely ridiculous.

Now. Here. This. is the polar opposite, and absolutely NOT ridiculous because the show is excellent. I'm still affected by the show while writing this, many hours later. The show can be described as a series of vignettes wrapped together by an interesting framing device; however, that seems to me to be a very limited description, as the show is so much more, but (and I'm usually an articulate person) I'm having a hard time describing just how the show transcends its format via its excellence.

The actors are perhaps playing themselves, but they are not. They all play multiple parts but they all seem to be playing something more. There are moments in the show in which the performers are not just an ensemble, they are a collective, and they're playing a collective in the moment, onstage.

Again, the show is a musical, but it is also something more than a musical by virtue of its artistic merits. There are many moments in the show that hit many emotional buttons at one within the audience. One scene brought me back in vivid fashion to when it became obvious that my last, living grandparent was not going to be with us much longer. Another scene made me recall missed opportunities in my life to expand my social circle when I was younger. Potential audience members should rush to Now. Here. This. It's so good, it transcends itself.

Martha Simpson 37 days ago

This show was simply stunning. Everything from the directing, producing, script, acting, singing and music were phenomenal making the show as a whole captivating. Superb comedy balanced out the important hard hitting themes, watching was a pleasure x

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