Number, Please.

Theatre (comedy, farce)

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  • Paradise in Augustines - The Studio
  • 16:50
  • Aug 25
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Paprichoo
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, OtherSensitive topics include violence, murder and suicide. The show includes blackouts and gun shots.
  • 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


1952. When an unsuspecting switchboard operator answers a mysterious call from a dying woman, she is entrusted with a top-secret message that pulls her into an international plot to destroy the world. Fast forward half an hour, Sheila is chasing friends, foes and old flames on the 14:52 to Exeter as members of the Nuclear Justice Association attempt to arm the entire world with enough weapons to destroy it. Can she, the not-so-innocent bystander, save the world? Or will her lack of experience and necessary skills drag the mismatched team down?

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: The audience enter from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps to enter the building. A temporary ramp is also available. The Studio is located downstairs, via a single width staircase. A lift is also available. The audience enter in the middle of the auditorium. There is a single row with level access, with further seating accessed via a raked centre aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: 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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 14 August, 21 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: Venue staff are aware that the relaxed performance is designed to make the show inclusive for everyone. If you have any questions, requests, or specific requirements, don’t hesitate to email [email protected]

Be aware that this show features:

  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • 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
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

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

Joel Goodman 116 days ago

This show was extremely comedic and well written. My favourite scene was the train scene. This involved a chase between the good guys and the bad guys on a moving train. This was very well staged and extremely comedic. Many laugh out loud moments in this fantastic comedy. I wish you every success with the rest of your run. Thx Joel

Lesley Watt 122 days ago

Number please - fast and furious frolic / great farce, lots of laughs and excellent performances by all. Thoroughly enjoyed and very good value / go and see it!!!!

Francesca Williams 126 days ago

Really great show! Very funny, really talented group of young people. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 107 days ago

Throwing all this at a cast is impressive enough in theory, yet to execute it flawlessly is downright remarkable. Whether they’re playing an undercover Nuclear Justice Association member or a table, this cast commits to each and every act without inhibition, from absurd slap-stick physicality, to hilarious vocal versatility. In near-choreographed precision does the cast prove their show to be a marvel just short of perfect sketch comedy. The genius script manages to sustain the show with a tight plot and endearing—if a bit dishonest—characters.

Overall, Number Please is an exceptional example of how quick-paced comedy and farce will never die—in fact, the show revives them.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Number, Please by Paprichoo at Paradise in Augustines leaves no stone unturned in its pursuit of comedy. Playing around with the tropes of film noir and Hitchcockian drama, with femme fatales, shadowy agents and ordinary people caught up in plots, it features a switchboard operator in post-war London who overhears...

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